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hey are words I don’t even want to write: the prevents sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), because waking nightmare of finding your baby cold and the child is aware of the presence of the mother, thereby unresponsive in the bed with you. reducing the possibility of sleep apnoea incidents. The The State Coroner’s recent finding on co-sleeping other side of the story you know all too well: you can roll – sharing a sleeping surface with a newborn or infant – on them, the blankets or pillows can suffocate them, and was a bombshell, and has created an awful conundrum they can slip between wall and bed, between mother for those who believe, or have been told, co-sleeping and father. is actually one of the best things you can do for I have no idea any more which way of sleeping is your young child. After investigating four but I have a sneaking suspicion that even Messages better, cases of babies who died after sleeping with in early infancy the child instinctively knows on this their parents, John Olle said the practice was what will keep her safe. Some babies just won’t issue are now or don’t sleep with their parents – they settle “inherently dangerous” and that babies less than 12 months old should sleep on their only in their own space, no matter how much completely backs in their own cots. the parents might yearn for co-sleeping. Some mixed The messages on this issue are now so high-needs babies – usually struggling with completely mixed that nightfall must create an issues such as reflux, colic or other conditions – environment of anxiety, if not panic, for many families need the proximity and cling to their parents, at least in across the country: just where should baby sleep? the earlier days. Who is to say that they are not acting Parents are now offered, by so many different health out of a basic need to be kept close and safe? And we professionals, completely contradictory interpretations all know that once the kids hit their toddler years and of the dangers/benefits of co-sleeping. One GP I know, beyond, they are in and out of your bed for all sorts of who happily co-slept with all her children, cites recent reasons, real and imagined. research that demonstrates the practice actually But I think we need to be honest with ourselves about

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one factor, and that is the need of the mother – and it is mostly the mother – to sleep with her child. The less-analysed side of what is now called “attachment parenting” (kind of like demand-feeding but for every aspect of the baby’s life) is the desire of the mother to be attached, not necessarily the child. Is the argument about how good co-sleeping is for “bonding” an argument about the child’s need, or the parent’s? If love and support is provided at all other times, is it really also needed at sleeping time? One fact that can’t be overlooked, and that potentially takes some of the heat out of this issue, is that SIDS deaths in Victoria are now at their lowest levels. The education campaigns have worked, and while even one baby’s death is of course too many, as a community we are far more aware of the dangers of smoking, alcohol, drug taking and overheated beds when it comes to babies. And while it might seem counter-intuitive to argue that the loving presence of parents can be harmful to the sleeping child, if we know that they can be safe in their own space – albeit just an arm’s length away from us – perhaps we can accept that the baby can bear to be without us for just a few, crucial hours. \

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man of silk Horse racing has given jockey Damien Oliver riches, a biopic and a place in the sport’s hall of fame. But it’s taken even more, writes ANDREW McUTCHEN.


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The scene takes place near the entrance to the Prince of Wales Hotel, on Acland Street, St Kilda. “Onya Damien!” a tradie in high-vis shouts from across the road. Oliver doesn’t flinch and holds his shirt open to reveal the bright-pink material underneath. Awkward public photo shoots come with the territory in his new role as fashion ambassador for The Mens Shop, an online fashion retailer aimed at the cashed-up, time-poor gent. The new brand about town has also enlisted Collingwood Football Club’s forward Travis Cloke, Sydney actor Firass Dirani (who appeared in the movie Killer Elite) and Charlie Pickering (co-anchor of TV show The Project). Fashion model is a role Oliver takes on with a breezy confidence that comes as a surprise. How are you finding this modelling caper, I ask to begin, expecting the awkward chagrin of a sportsman. “It’s a bit easier than getting on a horse,” is his lightning quip as we walk up the stairs of the Prince of Wales to the rooftop deck for yet more shots and then a sit-down. “But I think the novelty will wear off pretty quick.” You seem to take direction pretty well, I say, referring to the good-natured spirit in which Oliver took demands from the photographer that included “now smilier!” and “seriouser!”. “Yes I’m married, that’s why!” He’s quick on a thoroughbred and he’s quick with a comeback. We are off and racing here. Oliver considers fashion and racing an obvious match. “Racing’s something you’ve got to dress up for and look sharp,” he says. “I think if you want to be successful in racing it’s important to look the part.” Asked to list his closest fashion rivals off the field, Oliver namechecks a who’s who of Aussie jockeys. “A few like to think they’re up there.” Like The Weekly Review’s one-time glamour model Glen Boss? “Yeah, Bossy dresses up a bit, and Aaron Spiteri likes to think he’s a pretty snappy dresser. “A lot of the guys ride all around the world so you get exposed to all kind of fashion styles. The French jockeys set a bit of a standard, but there’s no one else in Dettori’s class,” he says of Italian jockey Frankie Dettori, winner of more than 500 group races but loser to Oliver in the 2002 Melbourne Cup when he rode the highly fancied Pugin. Life is unlikely to change much for Oliver with his new sponsorship, certainly not as much as it did after The Cup. But which cup are we talking about? “The movie, or the Melbourne Cup do you mean?” Let’s just go both. “My life changed more after winning the Melbourne Cup than it did after the movie,” he says, referring to his win on Doriemus in 1995. Oliver won the “race that stops a nation” a second time on Media Puzzle in 2002, which set the scene for the movie The Cup, starring Stephen Curry as Oliver. “All of a sudden you’re more recognisable to more people and there are more opportunities; it opens a lot of doors for you on and off the track. In comparison, I suppose the movie was quite humbling. For people to feel enough about something you’ve done in your life to make a movie about it is really humbling; there’s no other word for it. “You’re hoping that it’s going to come across well and that people are going to receive it well. It was pretty true to life, but there was a bit of Hollywood in the way that they built up to the race. When you’re living through it, you’re not thinking about the drama of the situation, you’re just doing your best to make it through. The second and third time I watched it I noticed that Stephen Curry picked up on my little idiosyncrasies. He did a great job.” There were two moments in The Cup that stood out for Racing Victoria’s international recruiter, Leigh Jordon. Seeing the Irish gelding Media Puzzle storm home was an obvious highlight: “Damien’s win has made my cause to get internationals to the Melbourne Cup easier, no doubt.” But more moving was the scene based on the moment when Oliver, wearing his brother’s jodphurs emblazoned with “J. Oliver”, passed the winning post on Media Puzzle and then looked up to the heavens to pay tribute to Jason, who had died only a week before in a fall at Belmont Park Racecourse

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hen Damien Oliver smiles, his whole face crinkles like a piece of paper in your fist. Watching it from a metre or two away, you can’t help but smile with him. His persona shifts with the expression, from flinty jockey to someone far more human. What’s making Oliver grin today is the art director’s command to “rip open your shirt like Superman and show us those silks!”. He’s just put on several layers of clothes for the photo shoot, including a sharp Italian suit, a French-cuffed business shirt and riding silks.

“You’ve got to be able to read what’s happening in a race not only at the present time but in the time ahead too,” Oliver says. “I’ll have a picture in my mind and I’ll even have a little bit of a map of how I think a race is going to structure up. If you get into the gate with no game plan you’re really in no-man’s land. You’ve got to be able to adapt to any situation pretty quickly.” If managing the delicate balance between instinct and rational thought is the jockey’s challenge after the gates fly open, harnessing the nervous energy leading up to that moment is the other side of the coin. “It’s nice to have nerves because it shows that it means something to you,” Oliver says. “At the same time, you can’t let the nervous energy get the better of you and start to affect your judgment and your performance.”

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in Western Australia. “My boy,” he shouted, kissing the sky. Oliver considers this part of the film “a nice legacy for me and my brother”. Jordon calls it a “famous moment in racing history”. Aside from the sentiment, the running of the 2002 Melbourne Cup showcased Oliver’s “unique skill”. “What makes Damien Oliver great is his ability to judge the pace of the race and know where to put the horse and to know the right time to go. He seems to judge all these things to perfection. In my recruitment travels overseas you only have to mention Australian racing and the name Damien Oliver is synonymous. He’s the first jockey mentioned and he’d be considered the dominant Australian jockey for the past decade.” Oliver has a similar take on the difference between a good jockey and a great one, but before the technical comes the animal element; the natural rapport required between human and horse. “An important part of a jockey’s job is connecting with your horse. If you’re not working together in unity you’re going to struggle to get the result you want. Over the journey riding has become a little bit more like a lifestyle and a job in some ways, but the love of horses and animals is what got me into racing before any of that.” Asked to name the best horse he’s ever ridden, Oliver doesn’t take too long before nominating Australian thoroughbred Northerly. Would he like to ride Black Caviar? “Definitely, yeah. You don’t get too many like her.” He says from a skill level, being a jockey is “all about making the right decisions at the right times. We’re in the business of making a lot of split-second decisions, and I suppose if you put yourself in that position enough you make the right decisions.

Oliver’s eateries At first it seems like it would fall under the rule of thumb to “never trust a skinny chef” but, according to Oliver, you should always take the culinary advice of a jockey. “We don’t get to eat much, but when we do, we make it somewhere good.” He names his top four spots in Melbourne. Lamaro’s 273 Cecil Street, South Melbourne. 9690 3737

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or Oliver, his own supply of nervous energy is “pretty unlimited. Jockeys are adrenalin junkies. Every race is a serious adrenalin rush.” What does Oliver do when he can’t get his racing kicks? It turns out that the concept of a “break” from racing means only one thing to an elite jockey: injuries. He thinks immediately of the 15 months off riding in 2005-06, after he broke his back in a horrific fall at Moonee Valley. It prompted surgery that included titanium rods and four screws inserted into each side of his spine and the fusing of six vertebrae. Instead of going stir crazy, he took the time to “chill out and relax”. While the period of his life is remembered as a “long hard road”, he was also able to “play golf and go surfing”. Managing nerves, pain and injuries is all a part of Oliver’s everyday life, but even more challenging is managing his appetite. He has a lunch at Lamaro’s scheduled after our interview and his concentration is starting to lapse at the thought, not helped by my line of questioning. “You do crave things,” Oliver says, a little dreamily. “Not so much the rubbish foods, it’s more the hearty meals. As I’ve got older, my tastes have probably got a bit more extravagant. I like going to nice restaurants and I like sweet flavours and a lot of different flavours in food as well. When I can’t eat, I don’t eat a lot but when I do eat, like today for lunch, I like to eat well and eat good food.” And with that, Oliver is as good as gone. All that stands between him and probably Lamaro’s Szechuan duck dish is me, and a quick costume change. The interview started with Oliver layering up his clothes and it finishes with him stripping down. There are plenty of people around – stylists, photographers, assistants – but he takes his jacket, shirt and riding silks off without self-consciousness to reveal a body of solid, sculpted muscle. He’s rocking tanned abs, pecs, biceps, the works; it’s like a Men’s Health magazine cover, just not quite to scale. You might expect a topless jockey to be gawky and malnourished, but Oliver is stone-cold ripped. It’s one final surprise for the day. So what’s eating Damien Oliver? It’s hunger. I’d read that jockeys are obsessed with food, and it certainly seems to be his favourite topic of conversation. Keeping this in mind, and the torturous “binging and starving” cycle of the jockey that Oliver admits to being on much of the time, his strong physique is a physical manifestation of his iron will. His physique tells of the commitment he continues to make to the sport that’s taken two of the most important men in his life from him: his father Ray in 1975 and his brother Jason in 2002 through fatal falls. As we shake hands, I ask him if, all things considered, he feels his fate is in a way grimly tied to racing? His eyes narrow and refocus on something in the distance. For once he pauses before he responds: “I’ve felt that it has been over the years but I’m probably getting closer to the end of my career now. I’m in the home straight at least. I’ve certainly achieved more than I ever thought I would in my career. It’s given me a wonderful life and I feel very fortunate. It also makes me sad to think about racing because it’s taken my brother and my father too.” If, metaphorically, Oliver is on a horse in the home straight, can he look around quickly? Is he winning the race? He smiles and his whole face creases up like it did in the photo shoot: “I’d like to think I’m ahead of the pack on the home straight, yeah. I’ve been pretty successful. Hopefully there are a few more winners yet to come.” \ amcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @

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my View \ KATRINA HALL GETS THE COFFEE BUT NOT THE MESSAGE

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hen to have my second cup of coffee is probably one of the hardest decisions I need to make over the course of a day. I’m actually being serious. The first cup is easy. The idea of it is often the only thing that gets me out of bed in the morning. But the second, that is a big dilemma, especially when two a day is your quota and you don’t want to waste the moment. What if a friend says let’s catch up for coffee and I’ve already had my second cup? Or there’s an 11am meeting and I know everyone will be having coffee, but it’s only 10am and I’m gagging. Do I hold out until then, or risk a third cup and have the shakes all day? See what I mean – it’s hard, isn’t it? Here’s another dilemma: Someone texts you and you don’t know who it is, even though the message is quite personal and obviously from someone you know. So you respond in a generic way, without asking who it is you’re communicating with, as that could be embarrassing or rude. They respond, you do in turn, but it’s all still a bit general. After about six messages back and forth it’s killing you that you don’t know who it is you’re talking to, so you ring the number from your home phone with the intention of hanging up as soon as you work out who it is on the other end. But their mobile rings out and goes to message bank, which is what you were hoping for, except they have a generic message, one where that ubiquitous lady gives you the number you’re calling, not the name of the person, and asks you to leave a message. So, you hang up quickly, without leaving a message, because what exactly would you say? You don’t know who you’re actually

calling. But then, 10 minutes later, someone calls your home number, and you realise it’s probably them, your mystery texter, returning your missed call from their mobile. You don’t pick up, hoping they’ll leave a message and you’ll be able to solve the identity problem once and for all, and then you realise that your own home phone number – which you never use any more, so much so that you haven’t even bothered to commit the number to memory since you moved house – also has a generic answering-machine message that says “the person you have called is not available”. So, the texting/dialling mystery person is probably going crazy right now not knowing who just called them from a random home number and you still don’t know who they are. And this communication trail has been going on for days. While all this new phone technology has completely upended our world, people shouldn’t assume we all know how to use it. You don’t write a letter to someone, post it, and not put your name somewhere in there, so who out there assumes we are all smart enough to memorise mobile numbers or remember to click on the “save to address book” bit every time we get a message? Some of us still like to write numbers down by hand in an actual address book, and keep note of appointments in a proper paper diary, and wake up to a find a newspaper on our doorstep and the first cup of coffee already brewing on the stove. Which makes me think of another dilemma, which I haven’t had yet, but apparently it’s coming. How will we divide up sections of the newspaper so we all get to share the one copy and read it at the same time, if you only have one iPad? \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback

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The coffee, Dimattina’s Prima Tazza blend, is known and loved by those who patronise the sibling cafés. As an espresso it’s a subtle, lightly roasted brew with notes of milk chocolate and toasted almonds. Milk-based brews are creamy, with well-textured milk and a hint of malt.

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he winter downturn in new restaurant openings has been a blessing in disguise for the questing reviewer. In the absence of any big-name debuts (we’ll get to you shortly, Moon Under Water), there’s an opportunity at last to revisit old favourites, those Melbourne institutions where a good time is virtually guaranteed. Places such as Longrain, the high-Thai transplant from Sydney that brought some much-needed class to Chinatown when it debuted there in 2006. The Longrain experience should always begin with cocktails – in our case, a round of stickmata, one of the original “stick drinks” (fruit crushed into booze using a wooden truncheon) conceived by Martin Boetz and Sam Christie at their pioneering Sydney warehouse restaurant in 1999. Many’s the night I (barely) remember being corralled into the bar of their Surry Hills hotspot and being plied with stick drinks for 60, sometimes 90 minutes, before being escorted into the restaurant proper and poured into my seat at the communal table. I can’t recall ever having had a sober meal at this place, but then I can’t recall ever having tired of those tasty stickmatas, berry and vodka confections named for their blood-red flush. Perhaps there’s a connection there somewhere. Boetz and Christie’s stylish brick temple to Thai food, fashioned from a former stables up the parliamentary end of Little Bourke Street, remains so popular six years on that when we arrive at 7.30 on a Wednesday the waiter declares there will be a 90-minute wait for a table. (A fortnight later, on a Friday, it is a full two hours before we’re summoned to dine. Sweet Jesus.) So we settle in at the bar, two on the banquette and me on one of those torturous tripod stools by the hip Italian designer Patricia Urquiola. The Hans Wegner “Wishbone” chairs are a hundred times more comfortable, but you have to be a group of six or more to score one of those babies and the handsome round dining tables with which they come. While waiting at the bar (and you will always wait) it is de rigueur to order a betel leaf each, preferably the smoky trout version heady with galangal, lime and garlic, simmering with chilli heat, crunchy with peanuts and the salty pop of salmon roe. Best. Bar Snacks. Ever. Except maybe for the bite-sized chunks of caramelised pork hock, their sugary sweetness, dense flavour and golden crunch reined in by a chilli vinegar that lends the dish a near-perfect pitch. The sticky pork is so good it sparks a debate about death-row dishes. These would definitely be on my last-supper list; others in the group nominate the flame-grilled lamb cutlets at Gigibaba and Spice Temple’s salted caramel semifreddo. Now, where were we? Oh yes, the ma hor. It’s amazeballs. Pop one in the mouth and the sunny pineapple disc bursts with sweet juices that drench a salty toffee ball of peanut, prawn, pork and palm sugar. Lolly gobble bliss bombs. Next up, the famous eggnet, a shapely egg lattice of Guggenheim persuasions casing a medley of pork and prawn, peanuts, coriander, chilli and a small mountain of beanshoots. A side dish of cucumber “relish” – cucumber, chilli and shallot in rice-wine vinegar –

food \ KENDAL HILL REVIEWS LONGRAIN livens things up considerably, but there’s no escaping all those sprouts. They’re not really my thing. Nor is tofu normally, but here the stuff comes deep-fried with a salt-and-pepper crust and tangy tamarind sauce. Surprisingly moreish. The generous servings make over-ordering easy. After all the above we still have to get through a massaman curry of grass-fed beef and kipfler potatoes. This is hardly a chore when the beef is tender enough to cut with a spoon and the sauce is rich with cinnamon smokiness and a chilli glow that warms the whole body. If the cocktails become a bit much (as if), there’s a very interesting wine list compiled by Christie that leans towards unwooded drops and Asian-friendly grapes such as gewürztraminer and riesling. Christie, a keen DJ who has co-produced several

Longrain-branded CDs, might also have had something to do with the killer Friday-night playlist that thrills the ears with a Duran Duran megamix and then cranks up the party with winning tunes by New Order, Womack & Womack and the Style Council. Paul Weller’s infectious Shout to the Top has staff dancing like loons in front of the kitchen. The evening ends on a similar high note with the coconut sorbet. There are other desserts on the menu – and we order a few of them – but for me nothing compares to this creamy-sweet coconut ice. It’s going straight onto the last-supper list too. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au to read more reviews

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t’s time to talk grenache, a great grape for winter. After a stuttering start in Australia, grenache is finally starting to gain popularity and recognition for what it is – a bloody good drink. Grenache and its traditional Rhône Valley blending partners shiraz and mourvèdre have played a big part in turning several of my friends and family into wine lovers, especially when it comes to reds. When made well, grenache’s soft tannins and raspberry, plum and spice flavours can really captivate. Last spring, I ventured over to the vineyards of Yangarra, home to one of McLaren Vale’s largest plantings of the grape. The old bush vines had just sprung to life; small, green buds of leaves were poking through the twisted black branches that reached out from the sandy soils like gnarled hands. The drive through the old bush vines with winemaker Peter Fraser was made even more delightful by the kaleidoscope carpet of native flowers growing among the biodynamically farmed vines. I was seduced before we even made it into the winery for a chat and a taste. “In the grand scheme of wine, grenache captures all sorts of people, from wine geeks to the everyday drinker,” Fraser says. “When made well it’s just great to drink: nice acidity, great tannins and a great savoury character.” It has taken a while for us to discover peTer grenache’s charms, and the grape is now fraser going through a renaissance. “Grenache was a hard sell up to about five years ago. It’s now our easiest wine to sell,” Fraser says.

“I love the heritage of grenache – it’s been a battler; the workhorse that’s come good.” Grenache was originally planted in Australia because it had good sugar levels and didn’t need a lot of water – an important quality in hot areas. “Looking back, it was the largest planted variety

around here in McLaren Vale – the backbone of fortified wine production and the old South Australian burgundies – but shiraz went on to become the golden child,” Fraser says. A lot was pulled out during the vine-pull scheme in the 1980s and now it’s quite rare, making up just 2 to 4 per cent of all vines planted in McLaren Vale. Fifty years ago that figure would have been around 50 per cent, maybe even higher. Grenache, Fraser says, “grows a bit like a weed and doesn’t need great soil or water – but it is a hard grape to manage”. The grapes can act like a chameleon in the winery and, depending on the winemaking, can produce a wide spectrum of styles and flavours. “Anything you do to the grapes in the winery shows (in the wine),” he says. “Treat it gently and you will get a wine of elegance and finesse. But with those very same grapes, we could make a really big, powerful wine.” Grenache’s high natural acidity means it’s a wine that can age really well, and Fraser has some advice for anyone who’s thinking about laying some down. “Jammy, confected lolly characters show a wine that won’t age, but get a wine with red and dark fruits, spice, pepper, tight acidity and good tannin structure and you’ll get one that ages.” Grenache is a great blender, too – it’s the G in a GSM blend – mixing well with shiraz and mourvèdre. Shiraz brings along the backbone and mourvèdre adds depth to the flavours of the hallmark wines of France’s Côtes du Rhône. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews

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TasTe This Paxton AAA Shiraz Grenache 2010

Brash Higgins GR/M 2011

(Mclaren Vale) $19.99; 14% ★★★★ smooTh

A 65/35 per cent split of shiraz and grenache – in that order – this is an interloper in this column about grenache-dominant wines. But it is a wine i’ve enjoyed over several years and a review is long overdue. Aromas of raspberry, cherry, rose petals, cedar oak and earth are replicated on the medium-bodied palate, along with flavours of chocolate-coated liquorice. it’s smooth, with sandy tannins adding texture and grip, and has a high drinkability factor. Food match \ lamb rogan josh

(Mclaren Vale) $37; 14.5% ★★★★ ½ vibranT

rather than making two separate wines and joining them to make a blend, former sommelier Brad Hickey hand-picked a mix of 70 per cent grenache and 30 per cent mataro and threw the grapes in to ferment together. the result is a wine of tension and vibrancy that is loaded with bright raspberry, cherry, herb and pepper aromatics. Sandy tannins and linear acidity carry the savoury blackberry, dark cherry, loam and spice flavours through to an intense finish. Food match \ Pork paella

Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2011

Wirra Wirra Original Blend Grenache Shiraz 2011 (Mclaren Vale) $24; 14.5%

(Mclaren Vale) $28; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

★★★★ earThy

in 1972 Wirra Wirra released a grenache-shiraz blend from a vineyard opposite the Bethany Chapel. it went on to become the famous Church Block. But here’s a chance to taste the wine in its original format: a simple blend of grenache and shiraz. rich and earthy – just the thing for winter – this has flavours of blackberry, cherry, earth, blueberry, dried herbs and pepper spice. it’s smooth in the mouth, with soft tannins and vibrant acid carrying dark fruit flavours around the mouth and through to a long finish. Food match \ Shepherd’s pie

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Made from bush vines planted in 1946 on sandy dunes, this is a wine of charm and some class. enticing, layered aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, blood plum, spice, white pepper and a hint of cedar oak pave the way to the bright, savoury red-fruit flavours. there’s an intensity here that’s a good match for the grippy tannins and vibrant line of acidity on the palate. this really opened up over a few hours, so give it a bit of time in the decanter before tucking in. Food match \ real english cheddar

D’Arenberg The Custodian Grenache 2009 (Mclaren Vale) $19; 14.5% ★★★★

d’Arenberg refused to remove its grenache vineyards during the vine-pull scheme in the 1980s and now owns about a third of all Mclaren Vale’s grenache vines. this is its entry-level offering. Seductive aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, spice, earth and ironstone lead to bright flavours of sweet (but not confected) red fruits, spice and a hint of leather. Sandy tannins and bright acid provide a good foil for the sweet core of flavour in this good-value wine that finishes with a twist of dried herb. Food match \ Braised beef short ribs

5★ Outstanding 4★ Really good 3★ Good

2★ OK ★ Not worth it

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ot everyone knows about Joan Kirner’s pioneering role in the political history of this state. One of her four grandchildren rang her recently. “She said ‘Nanna, I’ve got some girlfriends here overnight. Could you speak to them, because they don’t believe that you were the boss of Victoria. Tell them you were the boss of Victoria’. “She put the girl on. ‘Were you really the boss of Victoria?’ I said, ‘That’s one way of putting it’. I thought it was too long an explanation to say anything else. And I’m not sure I felt like the boss often anyway.” At the age of 74, and with her having recently become a Companion of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours, it’s a good time to ask Kirner to reflect on her 12 years in State Parliament, 10 in government and two as Victoria’s first female premier. I am with Kirner in the Williamstown home she has lived in with her husband, Ron, for more than 30 years. One of her daughters, Kate, accompanied by her golden retriever, drops in for a visit. Kirner has lost the vision in one eye and has severe osteoporosis, but her sense of energy, her dry-as-dust wit and her passion for social justice is all there. “I had to keep it quiet, which nearly killed me,” she says of her award. “And I did keep it quiet, like a good girl, because I’m scared of (Governor-General) Quentin Bryce. Isn’t it fantastic – as someone who worked hard (with Emily’s List) to get more women into Parliament – to … have a woman as a governor-general, a woman as the Prime Minister, fantastic women federal ministers.” I had the honour recently of sitting next to Kirner at a dinner and, wine flowing, I asked her about the landslide 1992 election loss to Jeff Kennett. She said she knew she was going to lose. I wanted to hear more, so I made a note to call her for an interview. “It was a big change, from minister of education,

“It was horrific. It was the only time I was glad my mum and dad weren’t alive because they were State Bank bookholders. I think I would have been in real strife with them, as I was with a lot of Victorians. “It was a tough time to be leader. One of the bonuses was Paul Keating became prime minister. Paul and I got on very well. I remember these agonised phone calls we used to have about whether he should take (Hawke) on or not. “At that time I did something I hadn’t done before – I wrote down my values. What was the basis on which I was making (all) these decisions. The first one I wrote down was ‘People matter’. The second one, you won’t be surprised to know, was ‘Women matter as much as men do’. The third one was ‘People affected by decisions should be part of making those decisions’.” The fourth was the importance of equal opportunity. Coming into the 1992 election, Kirner knew she was going to lose. Her challenge, she says, was to try to win enough seats to enable the party to return to power within two terms. “I knew the economy would come back. We were in recession. It wasn’t as though Joan Kirner created the recession. Australia and the world were in recession. And I often half-smile to myself when we have this discussion now about the GFC – goodness me, if that was a great financial crisis, what was the recession of 1990 and 1991?” Was she relieved when she lost? “I was exhausted. One of the things they say about politics is it’s about timing. If that’s true, my timing was rotten.” Was she shocked at the Kennett revolution? “Well it wasn’t a revolution, it was a Kennett attack on public services.” Did he need to do what he did? “No, you don’t have to cut state schools; 360 schools he attacked. Some of those communities didn’t recover. And it laid the foundation for Jeff’s defeat …”

“It took me six months to actually realise I was premier, but I had to look and act like one.” which I knew a fair bit about, and minister of conservation and lands and forests, which I learnt a lot about, but you’re in a cabinet, you share the responsibility,” she said of becoming premier. “It’s very different from having the buck stopping with you. “I didn’t expect to be premier. I had no designs on the job at all. I was more than happy to be minister of education. That had been my aim in life since I used to play being teacher when I was six or seven. “John (Cain) stepped down and there was a choice to make. I thought, ‘Well, there has never been a woman premier and a lot of people have invested a lot time trying to achieve the educational opportunity and social justice and gender equity that I believe in’. And there was a lot to do. You have to make your own mind up, although I checked with Ron. I think he had the view that I would only be there for two years anyway. “I remember sitting at Henry’s (Bolte) desk, as we used to call it, and looking out over the Treasury Gardens and thinking, ‘I really am premier’. And someone brought me in a cup of coffee and the staff called you premier – at that stage they did anyway – and you kind of shake your head and think, ‘OK, how am I going to handle this?’ It took me six months to actually realise I was premier, but I had to look and act like one. “It was challenging because I’m a person who’s always worked (collaboratively), I’d never worked top down.” Kirner came to power as Australia was entering a deep recession. Some of the state’s financial institutions were on the verge of insolvency. The Pyramid Building Society collapsed. She made a decision – the most difficult of her time – to sell the State Bank. 14 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

Does she believe Kennett did some good work? “Oh, fantastic. More now. But yes, of course.” She mentions the infrastructure building. “Once money came back into state coffers, people started buying houses again. It’s not magic, this stuff. They started spending again, they got jobs again. So once the boom (happened) the money was flowing to build things like Jeff’s Shed, for example. Jeff did a good job on infrastructure, just as in better times John Cain and wonderful Evan Walker (did).” Kirner lists her achievements in politics. “Land care, the flora and fauna guarantee, rape-law reform, the introduction of prevention of violence against women, building up the TAFE and adult education system, introducing the opportunity for parents of children with disabilities to choose whether they went to a regular school or a special school. And there are now thousands of children who get a good education in a regular school. I’ve had hundreds of people say, ‘You helped me change my daughter’s life’.” She came to know disability advocate and editor of the ABC’s Ramp Up website, Stella Young. “Stella’s doing really well. She went to Stawell High. Her mum and dad were determined she’d go to a regular school. “When I first met Stella – she was on a committee I was on – she said, ‘I’ve been dying to meet you’. I said, ‘I’ve been dying to meet you, I hear you’re pretty cool and do some great stuff with youth with disabilities and on the media’. She said, ‘Mum used to talk about you. She used to tell me that I got a good education at a regular high school in my local areas because of you, so I want to say thanks’.” At the recent dinner I watched Kennett approach

Reflections of a pioneeR

interview \ Peter Wilmoth meets joan Kirner


Kirner to say hello and give her a kiss. I found it a touching moment, and in stark contrast to the climate of toxic political relations we often see today. She is friends with Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who was at Melbourne University with Kirner’s son, David. “We text,” she says of Gillard. “When we need to. I think she’s fantastic. She has the most amazing strength. I am appalled at the toxic language that is used about her, including in the parliament. The misogyny. And I’m disappointed that we don’t seem to be able to have in Australia any more a civil debate about the big issues.” For years Kirner has had a role as the Victorian communities ambassador working for disadvantaged people, reporting to the Deputy Premier, Peter Ryan. “Peter said, ‘You have a different way of operating from people in the bureaucracy and people in parliament’. I said, ‘Do I? What’s that?’ He said, ‘You listen’.”

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irner mentors people in economically disadvantaged areas such as Broadmeadows, Hampton Park, Rosebud East and Rosebud West, Delacombe in Ballarat, Benalla, Maryborough, Bendigo, Flemington and Chelsea. “I go to their meetings and act as a mentor. “Having had 40 years of experience in community development it’s nice to be able to share. It’s about helping to enable people in communities to shape their own lives and the lives in their communities. Women – mums – say to me, ‘Thank you for being premier, I know it was tough, but at least my daughter now knows she can be boss of Victoria’. “I was at a meeting in Corio and I was doing the usual, ‘What have you learnt and changed and achieved?’ And one woman who’d had a hard life … looked at me and said, ‘Well, I’ve learnt how to deal with suits like you.’ People in power. “I said, ‘That is fantastic. How do you deal with a suit like me?’ And the answer was, ‘I tell you how it really is.’ And I think that because I am no longer in a position of power – I might have influence but not power – and because I’m not carrying a goody bag of resources I’m seen more as part of the team.” A source of frustration for Kirner is that she left parliament after 12 years, three years away from qualifying for the full pension. “It’s infuriating. To qualify for a part-pension normally the trust fund looks at health, reasons for going and makes a decision accordingly. That didn’t happen in my case.” Where did that leave her? “Relying on my husband, which is not fair. I thought I’d get the same consideration as other people who left early. I think it’s an abuse of worker’s rights.” She has found work rewarding in later life. “I have done – and enjoyed doing – what a lot of other people do whose pensions are not high enough – I’ve enjoyed going out to work. But now I’m the young age of 74 and I have severe osteoporosis that’s getting a bit challenging.” Before I leave, she shows me a scrapbook her mother compiled of Kirner’s political career. We smile at a caption of the passionate feminist that reads, “Mrs Ron Kirner”. An icy wind is blowing off the bay just at the end of her street but, as Kirner stands at her gate to farewell me, there is an undeniable warmth about this political pioneer who never gave up the fight for what she believed in. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ » www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview

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ustralian designer Jane Ramsay has lived in Los Angeles, London and Italy and now calls Melbourne home. When she launched her own label last year, she wanted to create clothes that were easy to wear, spoke to real women and factored in comfort. She’s put travel behind her to focus on all things modern and stylish. “You always hear people say they started their fashion line because they couldn’t find whatever it was they were looking for. That’s how it was for me too,” says Ramsay, who describes herself as a web retailer. “I just felt no one was representing exactly what I was looking for.” Her latest autumn/winter collection is inspired by nature: think luxury T-shirts, silk cargoes, denim jeans, fur and embellished jackets. She’s all about rustic terracotta tones, vibrant greens and other earthy hues, and careful layering, with an ability to switch from casual to dressy with the subtle shifting of key pieces. “I have chosen to base my seasonality more on the northern hemisphere because that is where the greater part of the fashion buying population is,” says Ramsay, whose collection sells around the globe. “I think in terms of what do I want? I am a real woman and I have a certain style that seems to resonate with people I meet. I ask myself would I actually wear this piece or am I just putting it out to flesh out a collection? Therefore my core audience is women like myself, and not in an age sense but in a style and lifestyle sense. I am not about avant-garde. I am about beautiful clothes and beautiful fabrics. I am about clothes that are wearable and flattering, and understand real women’s bodies, not just boy-hipped model types.” Ramsay is testing the waters with a retail pop-up shop that runs until the end of August at 276-278 Coventry Street, South Melbourne. She says there are pros and cons running a business online, but dabbling in the retail space puts her product out there for a new audience to discover. Her main concern with selling fashion online is how she conveys to customers what she describes as the “touch-and-feel” barrier. “Most online purchases are driven by a consumer’s need to find at a cheaper price something they have seen in a store. They have seen the item, they have touched and felt it and often they have even tried it on, so they know the size they are after,” she says. “How does a person who is introduced to my website via online marketing know whether the image on screen is an accurate portrayal of style, colour or quality? How can they be sure if the sizing information is correct or if it will either fit them or suit them? A clearly defined returns policy is one way, so I am very passionate about ensuring The Look that if a consumer’s needs are not met, then returns, Jane Ramsay is all about exchanges and refunds are easy.” stylish simplicity – think Ramsay also gets involved with trunk shows – from silky cargoes, flattering denim, her home town of Townsville in April through to luxury T-shirt yarns and Sydney showings, she’s all about giving customers a embellished jackets. For this chance to feel and try the product. \ Melbourne-based designer it’s jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au all about quality fashion pieces that stand the » www.janeramsay.com test of time.

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t’s not only Australia’s athletes who are looking to make their mark at the London Olympic Games, starting this month … so are our performing artists. Three Australian companies have been invited to mount productions at the London 2012 Festival, as part of Britain’s Cultural Olympiad. Over three months, until the last day of the Paralympics on September 9, the Cultural Olympiad will feature more than 12,000 events and performances in the biggest festival Britain has seen. Londoners are fortunate to have a wealth of cultural activity year-round, says Yaron Lifschitz, artistic director and chief executive of Australian contemporary circus Circa. “One of the reasons the Olympic festival is being held is to take culture beyond London,” he says. “The idea is to make a large and significant investment in cultural performance throughout the UK, using public spaces.” Brisbane-based Circa, which is performing its show Circa in Melbourne and Victoria this month, is devising a show in a most unusual space for the festival. In a performance to rival Australia’s elite Olympic gymnasts, Lifschitz’s team of six acrobats will put on a display of astonishing aerial manoeuvres 30 metres above audiences seated on cathedral pews. Accompanying them will be a choir of soaring voices “in a new piece specially created for cathedrals”. “Our show, How Like an Angel, is a contemporary passion play set in a cathedral,” Lifschitz says. “What we are primarily interested in is the nature of the building and the spiritual connection between our artists and the evangelistic music group that will perform with us. These buildings are insanely large political human edifices dedicated to the most private of experiences. I have had a site visit and spoke to all (the clergy), and they understand we are making a contemporary spiritual work.” Cathedrals in which the angels will fly are in the cities of Norwich, Ely, Gloucester and Ripon. London will also see a version of the show in an outdoor space near the National Theatre. Lifschitz has been in Britain for the past few months, meeting with Circa’s chief rigger, Tom Ratcliffe, and Robert Hollingworth, musical director of I Fagiolini, the nine-voice British ensemble accompanying Circa in the cathedrals. Circa’s reinvention of circus combined with sound, light and projection caught the attention of British festival director Jonathan Holloway, who is also Perth International Arts Festival’s artistic director for the next three years. Lifschitz says Holloway approached Circa about producing a show using cathedrals, and he pitched the idea to Ruth Mackenzie, the Australian-born organiser of the Cultural Olympiad program. It was through a connection with another British arts producer, Richard Jordan, that the small independent Melbourne company called one step at a time like this has taken its award-winning act en route to London for the festival. Accolades at Melbourne’s Green Room Awards and fringe festival awards in Australia have taken the “I can company of four to Edinburgh’s Fringe see this show Festival and now London’s can tour the Cultural Olympiad. world.” For Melbourne performer Julian Rickert, 50, the success of en route has resulted in his first international travel experience. After London, the group is performing in New York, Chicago and Seoul. “We met Richard Jordan in Adelaide; he was a punter who saw our show,” Rickert says. “He said, ‘I can see this show can tour the world; do you want to come in with me and we’ll see what we can do?’ That’s been a great relationship for us.” En route is an individual experience for audience members who go on a mystery walking tour of their city with clues sent to them via an MP3 player and their headphones.

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PerformIng arts \ Meet the Australians who will strut their stuff as part of Britain’s Olympic Games celebration, writes LORETTA HALL.

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International season: one step at a time’s Paul Moir (left), Clair Korobacz (centre) and suzanne Kersten. (KIRoN RoBINsoN)

Scene setters: Circa’s artistic director Yaron Lifschitz (left), rigger Tom Ratcliffe (centre)and I Fagiolini musical director Robert Hollingworth in Norwich Cathedral. (BeN JoHNsoN)

Man of vision: Legs on the Wall artistic director Patrick Nolan. (NICoLa seLBY)

“We are not putting on a show in a black box and only live between a hotel room and the theatre,” Rickert says. “We walk on the street, up and down, through every doorway we can see to try and work out how does the city work and what’s the most interesting pathway through the city.” Rickert and his team travel light; recording equipment to sample the city’s sounds and MP3 players and headphones for the participants are all they need to take their show on the road. But for Sydney theatre company Legs on the Wall, becoming involved in the British festival has required an enormous amount of preparation and construction over the past two years. Artistic director Patrick Nolan is overseeing the building of a ship in Victoria Square, Birmingham, which will turn the city’s centre into a massive set in which the audience becomes players in the free performance that is The Voyage. Nolan says The Voyage, a story of crossing oceans in search of a new life, involves six performers from Legs, 12 from British dance company Motionhouse, a choir of 40, an all-women brass band and 140 community performers. \ lorettawrites@bigpond.com » http://festival.london2012.com www.circa.org.au www.onestepatatimelikethis.com www.legsonthewall.com.au


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BLOOD WEDDING \ Malthouse Theatre, until August 19, $28-$58 » www.malthousetheatre.com.au

MAGIC MIKE \ Opens July 26, Rated MA15+ » magicmikemovie.warnerbros.com

given the buzz, you could be mistaken for thinking Magic Mike is tapping into the same “mummy porn” market as Fifty Shades of Grey. Rest assured, this is not a chick flick. Yes, there’s plenty of firm male flesh on show, but director Steven Soderbergh ensures the grey matter gets as much of a workout as the hormones. Mike (Channing tatum) is an ordinary bloke, working several jobs to lift himself above the breadline. From the start, he’s established as a man who cares about doing a good job in a world that seems only to care about cheap. When needy, naïve Adam (Alex pettyfer) drifts into his life, Mike inadvertently recruits him to the world of male stripping. Adam’s sister Brooke (Cody Horn) isn’t best pleased about this. We get the feeling she’s tired of being the only grown-up in the family. through the budding bromance between Mike and Adam, Soderbergh captures the necessarily fleeting joys of youth — drink, drugs, girls, vomiting! But his message is clear: the superficial is a means, not an ends. Have fun while you can, but remember to grow up. Arguably, the film never explains exactly what’s so bad about persistent hedonism. take Matthew McConaughey’s ageing stripper dallas, for example. it might be getting hard telling him apart from his crocodile boots, but he’s a man living the dream. it’s only Mike who has enough depth to realise how squalid that dream is. neither as lewd nor as grim as its topic might suggest, Soderbergh’s film is fun, first and foremost. But his deft touch allows us to enjoy its simple pleasures without ever feeling cheap or tacky. \

music THE LUMINEERS \ The Lumineers (Inertia) » thelumineers.com The Lumineers might be named like yet another British indie band, but they’re actually yet another American folk band. We really should be tired of this Mumford and Sons-style rattle-and-roll, but there’s something genuinely timeless and authentic about this debut. As such, it feels more covered caravan than bandwagon. There’s touches of the straightforward beauty of fellow folksters the Head and the Heart, with the occasional hint of Ryan Adam’s glory days as alt-country groundbreaker. It helps that tracks such as Dead Sea are pop-music-sharp, with irresistible, singalong choruses. Even better, the band have a strong grasp on drama, with songs building to powerful peaks of heartbreak and joy. More sombre tracks such as the appropriately titled Slow it Down follow a quieter route but leave no less impressive a footprint. \

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There’s a truly international flavour to this new Malthouse production. Local stars join Mariola Fuentes (from Pedro Almodóvar’s Talk to Her) in this Spanish play about a clash between desire and tradition. When a wedding ends in a sudden elopement, two feuding families put away their cake forks and reach for their daggers. The cycle of violence that ensues leaves nobody untouched. Performed in a mix of English and Spanish, this production features a new score by You Am I’s Tim Rogers. \

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GOING FOR GOLD \ UKTV, Thursday July 26, 9pm » www.uktv.com.au The London Olympics look to be inescapable this week, with sporting shenanigans bleeding over into the realm of TV drama. Going For Gold concerns one of those rare things: a British Olympic triumph. Obviously, they’ve had to look a fair way back to find one – all the way to 1948, in fact, when Britain last hosted the event. At the time, the nation was in a state of economic collapse, spending money it didn’t have in the hope of reaping a tourism boom. How things have changed. Incumbent Doctor Who Matt Smith tones down his

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quirks and twitches to play Bert Bushnell, one half of a sculling team vying for gold. He’s always a watchable actor – although his Time Lord often verges on the slappable – and he brings to life a fairly workmanlike script by the writer of Made In Dagenham. As with most dramas based on real-life events, it struggles to be as interesting and dramatic as it should be. That said, the final scenes are extraordinarily tense, even if the outcome is a certainty. Really, there’s precious little mucking about in boats, with the drama focused on what’s going on offstage. The payoff comes not from (possibly) winning gold, but from resolving intricate family relationships. \

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Opening \ In Darkness. A gripping account of a dozen Jewish Poles hiding in the sewers to escape the Nazis. Necessarily dark, but there’s light at the end of the pipe. (Opens July 26) Attending \ The Pride. Red Stitch productions are going from strength to strength, and this British play about sexuality and infidelity looks to be no exception. (Opens July 25)

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Why did some of Australia’s top chefs choose a Lacanche to cook on at home?

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face, or the dean of the cathedral and make him look like a monster.” I don’t know what Jeff Kennett thinks about his gargoyle but my hunch is that he’d like it because it’s utilitarian and not just another grotesque ornament. It’s a draining device and, according to tradition, its repulsiveness wards off evil spirits. Everywhere I looked there were cramped and crouching monsters, their twisted faces sending a clear message. Gargoyles are the carved tops of water pipes that carry rainwater away from a cathedral’s gutters and spouting. The word comes from the French gargouille, meaning throat or gullet. They’re usually grotesque creatures, part human, part monster, but they can also be caricatures of people known to the carver – in other words, cartoons set in stone. Carson said he’d seen French gargoyles of men showing their backsides to the world and of men and women with distorted faces and tongues poking out. “This is where the playfulness comes in; it was the master mason’s way of making fun of local dignitaries, or perhaps settling a score.” Note to self: never, ever date a stonemason! \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

Diana and the Hounds sculpture, Fitzroy Gardens, East Melbourne

If I had to choose a goddess to accompany me into battle, it would be Diana. In Roman mythology, Diana was the goddess of the hunt, a goddess of chastity and fertility (that’s confusing!) and also of the moon. No evil spirits could get past the statue of Diana and the Hounds erected outside the Conservatory in the Fitzroy Gardens. Sculptor William Leslie Bowles completed the mould in 1939, but the onset of World War II temporarily delayed casting by A. B. Brunton in London. Miraculously avoiding German U-boats, the statue made it to Australia and was unveiled by the lord mayor, Arthur Coles, on September 4, 1940. \

Apollo Belvedere, Queen Victoria Gardens

Apollo was the Greek god of the sun, who would harness four horses to his chariot each day to drive the sun across the sky. In art, the youthful Apollo is traditionally seen as the epitome of buffed male beauty, a hunk who also had associations with music, prophecy and medicine. A perfect representation of the Melburnian man. This bust of Belvedere Apollo was donated to the city by well-known solicitor, politician, newspaper proprietor and educationist Theodore Fink. He acquired the bust for the people of Victoria when he was visiting Rome in the late 1920s. I wonder how Fink described the purchase on his import declaration? \

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Chinese lion guardians, Cohen Place, Chinatown

In Cohen Place, just off Little Bourke Street in Chinatown, two marble lions stand sentry at the door of the Chinese Museum. They were a gift from the city of Tianjin, in recognition of Melbourne as its sister city. These guardian lions first appeared during the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD) and were thought to have mythic power and therefore stationed at temple doors to protect the dharma. In China they were traditionally placed at the gates of imperial palaces and tombs, temples and government offices to ward off evil and misfortune, but now you also find them outside supermarkets. And why not? We all need protection from Red Spot specials! \

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here is no denying that this winter has been particularly long and hard. Considering we are only halfway through, we should focus on the benefits the cold weather brings to keep us inspired. As the wind and rain drive us indoors, we tend to be a little more creative in the kitchen. With stovetops bubbling away with warm winter stews, hearty soups and rib-sticking puddings, it’s little wonder our kitchens form the lifeblood of our homes when the temperature drops. With this in mind, we take a look at the most often used and most utilitarian of rooms – kitchens and bathrooms. We have scoured the city for a fresh new take on how to help solve your own creative crisis, whether it be in the kitchen or the bathroom – or both. Take the time to think about tackling a light facelift in the kitchen or a total overhaul in the bathroom. There is nothing like cold weather to inspire creativity. After all, it’s what Melbourne is famous for. \ Sian MacPherSon, Style + The city editor smacpherson@theweeklyreview.com.au

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he gentle use of colour by designers Doherty Lynch has created a kitchen that is fresh, sophisticated and, perhaps most importantly, functional. The kitchen of this small Victorian single-fronted cottage was given an overhaul through the use of new windows to introduce light, and a reflective splashback to increase the sense of space. A fresh colour palette of aqua and white is paired with a timber veneer in sophisticated soft grey tones while practical innovations, such as the rollaway table that becomes a workstation as well as a dining area, make clever use of the tight space. A stylish, contemporary kitchen that is flexible and functional. \

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he refined simplicity of this open-plan kitchen and dining area, designed by Mim Design, exudes a sense of calm and an inherently Scandinavian feel to the space. While the use of colour in the Michael Muir artwork adds energy and a visual point of interest, it also reflects the vitality and energy of the young family who live here. Hard-wearing surfaces and furniture that could not only be easily wiped down but could also withstand the rigours of active lives were main priorities in the final selection. Lining boards, open shelving and the use of timber in flooring and furniture add texture and warmth to an otherwise stark, minimalist space. This is a style that never fails to look fresh. \

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extiles designer and Quince Homewares owner Michelle Koop looks to different cultures as reference when designing for clients, preferring a freehand aesthetic that shows integrity in its inherent flaws and beauty in its simplicity. Quince designs are as much about the collaboration with clients and like-minded individuals as it is about her own creativity.

Describe your style Pretty relaxed and casual. Spartan, but layered at the same time with a lot of pattern and texture.

Your proudest achievement? Opening Quince in 2009. My studio onsite allows me to continue developing prints and product while having a personal connection with my clients.

What do you love about Melbourne? The Royal Botanic Gardens, the farmers’ markets, the proximity to the snow, the beach and countryside.

Where do you go for coffee? Hobba Coffee + Kitchen (428 Malvern Road, Prahran, www.hobba.com.au) or Market Lane Coffee (shop 13, Prahran Market, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra, www.marketlanecoffee.com.au).

What are you listening to? David Sylvian’s Sleepwalkers, anything from Lisa Gerrard, Kate Bush’s 50 Words for Snow, ABC Classic FM. The artists listed here are very uplifting.

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f Melbourne resident Mark Boldiston runs out of milk or bread or has a hankering for some city buzz, he can catch the lift from his seventh-floor Flinders Lane apartment to the shop-lined street below. Boldiston is among an increasing number of urban dwellers living above shops, and says he and his wife couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. The couple sold their car a few years ago; with most of what they need within a short walk, including the shop Boldiston owns, and trams and trains just minutes away, the car became redundant. But what about the social aspect of neighbours and backyard barbecues? “We know everyone in the building and we get together to socialise or for drinks,” Boldiston says. “We were careful not to buy an apartment near any nightclubs or pubs, so there are no noise issues either. According to Josh Buxton, the director of Avenue Projects, blended commercial and residential developments are an increasing trend, offering a much more sophisticated lifestyle than the traditional room-above-the-shop of yesteryear. Avenue Projects is developing the “38 Camberwell” project, which will feature 53 apartments above two retail spaces in Camberwell Road and is set for completion next year. And what could be handier than whipping downstairs for a spanner or light globes when you’re caught short?

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This could be the reality for residents of a proposed apartment building above a new Bunnings Warehouse in Doncaster. Bunnings recently announced a proposal for a residential tower above its planned two-level shop at Doncaster Hill, the first time the retailer has sought to combine retail and residential spaces. The projected $200-million development would include 350 apartments spread over several buildings

on a 1.1-hectare site adjacent to the Westfield Doncaster Shopping Centre complex. Bunnings is expected to lodge an application for the mixed-use development with Manningham City Council later this year. However, despite the convenience, there can also be disadvantages to living in a retail environment. Engineering student Zak Jackson, 20, lived above pizza shops in Burwood Road, Hawthorn, until recently, but was not a fan of the location. Noise was the biggest issue, Jackson says. With the pizza shops open until the early hours of the morning, it could be hard to get a good night’s sleep. “People would stand under my window, at the front of the shop, eating their pizza and talking. “Sometimes there would be fights and the police would be called and their lights would flood my room.” Jackson grew accustomed to the smell of the takeaway and was able to resist ordering too often. “The prices were a bit steep for a struggling student.” But there was one advantage to his position. “The floors of the house were always nice and warm in winter because of the heat from the pizza ovens.” If you want to take the living-above-the-shop notion further, you can set up home inside the former Dimmeys site on Swan Street, Richmond, where 15 heritage loft apartments will soon be released for sale. Future residents will be able to call an iconic piece of

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Melbourne retailing history home, with one loft even including the Dimmeys clock tower. The ground level of the building will remain a retail space, featuring a supermarket. For 22-year-old public relations consultant Hannah McDonald, living above a milk bar in Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, for the past six months has meant never having to set a morning alarm. “The shop opens about 5.30am and has a steady stream of tradies coming through for breakfast, so there’s often a crowd of trucks and some interesting language first thing in the morning,” she says. The noise doesn’t worry McDonald, who is usually getting up for work at that time anyway, “but my three flatmates don’t enjoy it very much”. Other than noisy mornings, there are few other drawbacks to living over a shop. “We did once have someone come into our courtyard to eat his lunch because he thought that it was part of the shop, but mostly it’s a good place to live,” she says. And because the shop closes in the late afternoon, McDonald and her flatmates can hold parties without being concerned about disturbing the neighbours. \ MICHELLE HAMER editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.avenueprojects.com.au » www.richmondicon.com.au

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f a man says, “I like a lady who’s independent and feisty”, pretty quickly I’m sucking in air through gritted teeth. A “lady” paints a picture of a woman being patronised as she’s being hoisted onto a pedestal. And the man who’s putting her on that pedestal may be slightly intimidated. Will he take a peak under her skirt while she’s on her pedestal being perfect? Call me a ferocious wildebeest, but I prefer a masculinity that gives me the space to screw up and, let’s face it, there’s not enough room to falter on a pedestal. There’s not There’s something about the L word that enough room implies I will need looking after, that I’m not to falter on a able to get things done alone, or competent pedestal enough to manage the big world. And it might be safer if I stick to trading recipes instead of investment shares. The words “she’s a great lady” make me run as fast as my G-string will allow without chafing. But what is an appropriate collective noun for a group of women? “Hello girls!” Maybe, if I’m in charge of a bunch of tap-dancing eight-year-olds in tutus. “Gals” conjures up a tragic tableau of breathless bimbos waiting for Mr Right. “Yo bitches” is fine if you’re a rapper and you “throw your hands in the air like you care”. “Chicks” sounds tiny and frail and – wait for it \ – diminishing. Why not just say, “Hey, what kind of a night are you lovely ‘Adam’s ribs’ having?” Adam’s rib no doubt haunted the 30,000 women whose signatures were on the “Monster Petition” offered to the Victorian Parliament in 1891 as evidence of widespread support for equal voting rights for women. (eddie morton)

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Inspirational tales of birth, death and mythology But the continuing opposition of the Parliament, which knocked back several bills, meant that women had to wait another 17 years before they were given voting rights with the passage of the Adult Suffrage Act in 1908. Although I wasn’t there to sign the petition, Susan Hewitt’s and Penelope Lee’s sculpture Great Petition makes me feel triumphant. It’s a gigantic white furl of dynamic ribbon representing and commemorating the 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition. Located in Burston Reserve, between Macarthur Street and Parliament Place, it’s appropriately close to Parliament House, where the original petition was delivered. The 20-metre-long scroll-like form, comprising two steel elements and painted in parchment white, splits onto either side of the pathway that intersects the park, enfolding pedestrians as they pass through it. I walked through remembering Vida Goldstein, Henrietta Dugdale, Annie Lowe, Annette Bear-Crawford and the thousands of women who lobbied and argued relentlessly for equal justice, equal privileges in marriage and divorce, rights to property and the custody of children in divorce. The sculpture was unveiled on December 3, 2008 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in Victoria and provides an impressive and enduring focus on the issue of women’s (not ladies, gals, chicks or babes) contribution to public life. You can check if a woman in your family was one of the 30,000 signatures on the 1891 Women’s Suffrage Petition at the Public Record Office in the Victorian Archives Centre. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

Mary Gilbert Memorial, Conservatory, Fitzroy Gardens

The inscription on this 1975 work by sculptor Ailsa O’Connor reads: “Mary gave birth to a son, the first white child born in the Port Phillip settlement, on 29 December 1835. As servants of John Pascoe Fawkner, Mary and her husband James Gilbert were in the original party of settlers who landed from the schooner Enterprise on 30 August 1835.” I wasn’t surprised to read that throughout her life O’Connor was active in organisations that sought equality for women. Her respect for Mary Gilbert is palpable; this face is strong and beautiful with an almost totem-like expression. \

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Nurse Edith Cavell Memorial, Kings Domain, Birdwood Avenue

Margaret Baskerville’s bust of Edith Cavell commemorates an extraordinarily committed woman whose tragic end is depicted on the cast-bronze relief panels on the pedestal. An English nurse, Cavell was posted to Brussels in 1907 to the Berkendael Medical Institute. At the outbreak of WWI she was left in charge of the hospital, where she helped more than 200 Allied soldiers who had been separated from their armies or had escaped German detention. In 1915, accused of conspiring to help prisoners escape, she was convicted and sentenced to death. Cavell was executed by firing squad on October 12, 1915, still wearing her nurse’s uniform. \

The Water Nymph, Queen Victoria Gardens

Paul Montford’s bronze Water Nymph was unveiled in September 1925, at a time when the rise of the “flapper” signalled a loosening of sexual mores. This may have prompted the purchase of the sculpture of a naked young woman, but I doubt it had anything to do with its creation. Nymphs are personifications of the creative and fostering activities of nature and most often identified with the life-giving outflow of springs at a specific location. In mythology, the essence of a water nymph is bound to her spring, so if her body of water dries up, she will die. What a perfect visual metaphor for Melbourne, a city in a river valley. \

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ustom home builder Comdain Homes recently took a brave step to ensure it continues to stand out in the new-home building market. Its 2012 marketing campaign, Uniquely Yours, has moved away from the luscious images of luxury living typically portrayed by custom builders, instead featuring a series of people talking about what they’re looking for in a new home and from the people building it. “We realised we needed to get across the message that what we do is work in partnership with our customers to provide them with a home that is uniquely theirs,” says Comdain Homes general manager John Coen. “Part of our campaign is to get to people at the beginning before they get into something which could waste their time and money. We need to get through to people right at the start of their thinking process so they know where to come to find people who will work with them, listen to them and give them sound advice based on process and experience. “We have a solid process, which means we can give our customers a home tailored to their current needs, at a cost that fits their budget, and that will continue to suit them in 10 or 20 years’ time. Our experience means that we know how to build to put the investment in the right places so that you get the features and spaces that you want.” Coen says it is also important for Comdain Homes to avoid being pigeonholed with a particular building

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developinG our City \ Planning and a professional approach have paid dividends, writes Liz McLachLan. style as the company’s in-house design team is equally at home with French provincial as it is with modern contemporary or housing styles of any period. Best known for building award-winning luxury custom homes from Brighton to Ivanhoe, Comdain Homes is a family-owned business started by Coen 25 years ago, as part of his father’s civil construction business. “We have always been about quality rather than quantity, and we build no more than 30 new custom homes a year to ensure we give them the attention they deserve. We are a true custom builder.” Coen says the growth and success of Comdain Homes has been managed since its inception through business planning and a professional approach. “Our goal is to be the most professional builder in the marketplace and make building a new home a great experience for people.” This approach has earned the company many accolades, including the Housing Industry Association’s Victorian professional medium builder of the year award for three of the past four years. Coen says this award is made according to four key criteria: customer service; leadership skills; business management; and financial management. “This is a great testament and shows our policy and procedures from the initial sketch design through to completion and handover of the home are first-class,” Coen says. “Most people probably only build one new home in their lifetime so it is important for people looking to build a new home to consider what sort of experience and approach they want from their home builder. “Our process is transparent, documented and professional. Clients know exactly what to expect and 44 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

Award winner: John Coen has run the company for 25 years. (Supplied)

when to expect it. We work to a client’s budget and we design what they want, rather than what we want to build. It is after all, their home. We all work to make sure everyone who walks through our doors has a great experience.” Justin Robarts and his family moved into their new three-storey Tuscan-style home designed and built by Comdain Homes in Balwyn two months ago. “My background is construction and project management so I had a good idea of what was involved but I’d never built a house before. I’ve built schools, hospitals and churches, but not a house,” says Robarts. “We had heard of Comdain’s reputation through a friend who works in project management, and Comdain’s project homes division had built 24 townhouses for him and he raved about the quality. I know from my own experience that you can put a set of plans in front of many different builders and you will get a cost variance of around 5 per cent but a quality variance of 30 per cent. So we decided to focus on quality, and that has proven to be correct. The quality of Comdain’s work is excellent. “I told Comdain right at the start that I wanted to build a house to last my lifetime. I want to host my 70th-birthday party in this house, and I am only 38 now. We wanted a big basement garage so when the kids have grown up but still living at home there will be space for their cars in the garage too.” Robarts says he and his wife first visited Comdain in July 2010 with a good idea of what they wanted and a sketch of the floor plan. “But we weren’t quite sure how to manage the spaces on the ground floor, and Comdain sorted that out and gave us a very good design. We signed a contract with them in December 2010 and they started on site in

February 2011. We’ve been living in our new 60-square home for a couple of months now and we are very happy,” he says. “Comdain was professional and courteous throughout the build. They listened to us and advised us. We had a fair bit of trouble with the weather when we were getting the build out of the ground, but they still managed to come in on time.” \ lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.comdainhomes.com.au » Comdain Homes, 326 Darebin Road, Fairfield. 9403 0000 » Comdain Eastern Display Centre, 289 Union Road, Balwyn. 9403 0000


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hat makes a house a Robin Boyd house? Sure, there is the use of angles and cork, and the deceptively simple elegance – but there is also a bewitching union of form and function, one of those cases in which they can’t keep their hands off each other after they get together and everyone really quite enjoys their displays of affection. The house at No.1 on Glenbervie Road is a prime example, one that sits just off Toorak Road and close to the intersection of Glenferrie Road. It’s a busy part of Melbourne, one that has only become much busier in the four decades since this house was built. So it is close to the trams and the amenities to which Melburnians have become accustomed, but Boyd has employed all manner of cleverness to give its occupants some respite. To start with, you can’t simply walk up to the front door; there is an angled corridor that eliminates intrusive street noise and has the added effect of making the house suddenly spring into view, a vision in white on blond. Even when you’re at the front door, it makes you wait a little longer to uncover its secrets – a corridor presents a choice: right or left? Let us take the former. Here we come across the main bedroom. It is cosier than most, but roomy enough for each of its occupants to have their own walk-in wardrobe. One is bigger, so pistols or handbags at 10 paces may be required. The en suite has been recently renovated – but wait; instead of walking you through the floor plan, this is a good point to stop briefly and point out a few renovation-related things. The vendors have done a marvellous job with the fixtures and fittings; they all seem to vibrate with good taste, a testament to the fact that no credit card was spared in the refurbishment. But more than that, there is a timeless quality to everything from the lights and lamps to the kitchen appliances, one that goes manicured hand in satin glove with the Boyd trademarks. These, naturally, include the cork-lined roof, which adds warmth in equal measure to eyes and thermometers. Then there is the dashing, daring use of angles – practically every

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room has a jauntily sloped roof and glows with illumination from skylights. It would be tempting to refer to them as clerestory windows, but their design is much more cunning than that. Onwards with the tour. There are four other rooms along this side of the house, and you almost fail to realise that you are progressing lower and lower. Indeed, by the time you get to the lowest, it is with a thrill that you realise that the light is coming from a window set practically to the floor of a central courtyard, around which the house circles. A similarly elegant undulation takes place around the other side of the house. Raised up are the kitchen, a living and a dining space, as well as the previously mentioned courtyard (the previous vendors had a spa in the location, but the current set-up is much more tasteful). Down a short flight of stairs is a lounge room, the first of multiple islands of tranquility. This, too, is partly subterranean, this aspect lending a sense of submerged, sequestered calm. Down further still is another living space, this one set up with bookcases and with ample room for a desk or three; a large laundry opens up off one side of this area, with storage space aplenty. From under the courtyard you can also access the covered cavity where the spa used to sit, which has now been converted to provide more storage; in fact, there are nooks and crannies aplenty in which to squeeze whatever does not fit with the house’s aesthetic. There’s one last place to check in on; through sliding doors is another room, perfect for a retreat for children of any age. There is a cellar, for wine or whiny guests, more space outside to entertain, and space for greenery under high walls for anyone looking to re-create the most famous work of Frances Hodgson Burnett. The prominent architect Neil Clerehan, a contemporary of Boyd’s, confirms that the house was his last; perhaps there are potential owners out there who will be lucky enough to have it as their first. \ HARI RAJ property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fasham Johnson has created an exceptional split-level family residence that has many much-loved design elements of 1960s architecture. Polished concrete floors, rooms that flow seamlessly into one another and floor-to-ceiling windows are statements throughout. Secluded front gardens with lawn and a feature tree lead to a bluestone dining area and a path to the rear gardens. Off the entry is the main bedroom. In the en suite are an atrium-style window, large open shower and CaesarStone vanity. The hallway features hand-made industrial-steel stairs that lead past a sitting room with an internal window, allowing you to peer into a multipurpose rumpus room

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or a study. The entertainment hub is enviable, with walls of windows that encompass views of the pool, spa and tropical garden surrounds designed by Imperial Gardens. The kitchen, with its long CaesarStone island bench, white cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances, overlooks a flowering side garden through a window splashback. The family room has a built-in cabinetry and two Fanaway ceiling fans that double as retro lights. Zoned just for the kids, upstairs has a central lounge area and nearby bathroom where the bath, vanity and toilet are all separate for early-morning traffic. The three bedrooms have leafy street views, built-in wardrobes, cream walls and chocolate-coloured carpets. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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armadale Set on the curve of coveted Royal Crescent, this Victorian residence has a feeling of tranquillity, much like a country homestead. A bluestone path weaves through a traditional front garden to a glorious, original chequerboard verandah. Off a triple-arched hallway are formal sitting and dining rooms with high ceilings, cast-iron fireplaces and an elegant air. Nearby is the main bedroom with a fireplace, a traditionally styled en suite and large walk-in wardrobe. Opposite, a third bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and is next to a study or bedroom. French doors lead to a deck that spans the length of the entertainment areas. The central bathroom is also traditional in style, with a long, timber vanity. The central kitchen has a black-granite island bench, which acts a meeting hub, alongside cream-tiled splashbacks plus a timber-and-glass display cabinet. The whole space, including the family room, opens through three sets of french doors to the deck, north-facing sandstone dining area and secluded pool and spa. A more recent addition at the rear is a fantastic teenager’s retreat that also opens directly to the pool. It has a wallpapered feature wall, hidden walk-in wardrobe and modern en suite with metallic mosaic tiles. A neat studio-cum-storeroom is at the side of the house. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000 20 Talbot Avenue Price \ $1.2 million Auction \ July 28 at 2pm

camberwell

5

4

There’s no doubt the biggest main bedroom this side of Melbourne is in this elevated new Georgian-style house. An extra-wide hallway with 3.6-metre ceilings and European oak parquetry sets the tone. First is a guest bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The living room has a gas fireplace and is next to the formal dining room, where french doors open to a courtyard. A built-in cellar introduces the entertainment hub, where the family and meals area opens out to an outdoor dining and a terraced back garden. Back inside, a study off the family room has courtyard views and the nearby kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and Arabescato marble benchtops. Upstairs, a central rumpus room is the hub for the bedrooms, including the parents’ suite with lounge, luxury en suite with a sandstone feature wall behind a bath, and a fitted dressing room. Three bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and en suites, one with a dual-entry opening to the rumpus room. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3124

2

Hocking Stuart \ 9830 7000 14 Thomas Street Price \ $1.9 million + Auction \ July 28 at noon

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 5

2

POSTCODE 2

3141

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

2

1

POSTCODE

3124

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 3

3

2

14 Molesworth Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 11 at noon .................................................................

26 Moore Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 11 at 1pm .................................................................

10a Fordham Avenue, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at noon .................................................................

This exceptional contemporary residence showcases a sophisticated family design, flawless finishes and effortless indoor/ outdoor entertaining with swimming pool.

Close to cosmopolitan Chapel Street and Prahran Market is this updated Victorian property with polished floorboards, high ceilings and offering three bedrooms (main with en suite) open fireplace, separate laundry and private courtyard. Let's eat lunch @ Caffe e Cucina, 581 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ Colonel Tan´s, 229 Chapel Street Let's drink coffee @ LuxBite, 38 Toorak Road

This recently completed townhouse, close to Willison station, offers north-facing spaces, Smeg kitchen and superb decking. Upstairs has a light-filled lounge and fitted study showing inspired desing ideas. Land 380sqm (approx). Let's eat lunch @ Ouisa, 114 Fordham Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Wildflower Restaurant, 1 Theatre Place Let's drink coffee @ The Conti Deli, 770 Riversdale Road

Let's eat lunch @ Studley Park Boathouse, Boathouse Road Let's eat dinner @ Estivo Restaurant, 330 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Car Park Cafe, 4/26 Princess Street 50 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012


agents’ cho i ce

fitzroy north Those readers who have ventured to the north side of our fair city may know that Alfred Crescent is the destination of the powerful, influential and slightly hip. The curved boulevard that hugs the Edinburgh Gardens demands inner-city envy and with several $3-million-plus sales in the area (next door sold for $4.2 million just a couple of months ago), the inner-city north has hit its straps. Mygunyah, c1888, sits on a double block (740 square metres) and is an amazing example of Victorian period grandeur. Original period features abound, including two beautiful, tiled open fireplaces with marble mantels that are a knock-out. The polished timber floors on the ground level highlight the expansiveness of the living areas. The main bedroom upstairs with park views and big balcony could be used as another living space if you wanted to share it with your envious guests. A garage with a right of way and self-contained studio are at the back of the block. The side yard is a further luxury and allows light from the west to flood through the house. \ emma houghton

postcode

3068

POSTCODE

3147

camberwell

4

3

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Jellis Craig \ 1300 656 449

41 alfred Crescent

1 gleeson avenue

Price \ $3 million – $3.3 million

Price \ $1.5 million +

auction \ July 28 at 2pm

auction \ July 28 at 11am

2

POSTCODE

3143

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3

1

POSTCODE

3127

3124

2

nelson alexander \ 1300 663 884

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 5

3

Built in 1992 and renovated with a second-storey extension in 2007, this large family house offers plenty of comfortable living space. Four bedrooms run along the western side of the house, the main with a walk-through wardrobe and semi-en suite. The other three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and are serviced by a central bathroom. With a formal sitting room and an open-plan dining/meals/lounge area, the layout is efficient and spacious. The modern granite kitchen with Smeg appliances and skylight is at the centre of the house and is a natural gathering point. Bi-fold doors open to a north-facing undercover entertainment space and a tidy lawn. Upstairs is the fifth bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe alcove, bathroom, study with purpose-built desk and a large rumpus room. This could be a dedicated kid’s zone. The elevated position (with driveway to a double garage) affords good views. Close to parks, schools and shops, it is a family-friendly Camberwell address. \ emma houghton

postcode

Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222 3

2

2

POSTCODE

3122

hockingstuart Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000 2

2

2

11 Stocks Avenue, Ashburton ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at 10.30am .................................................................

34 Seymour Avenue, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million - $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 11 at 12.30pm .................................................................

2/7 St James Avenue, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $670,000 - $720,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at noon .................................................................

8/25 Malmsbury Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 11 at 11am .................................................................

Renovated c1940s residence delivers family focused living/dining rooms, main bedroom with en suite, four further bedrooms, two bathrooms and kitchen opening to deep northeast garden. Features ducted heating, A/C and carport. Let's eat lunch @ E´Latte Café, 204 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Two Seeds, 186 High Street

Only moments' walk to High Street cafes and Union Street Park, this desirable three-bedroom Edwardian's impressively renovated spaces reveal signature design flair both inside and out.

You´ll be impressed by the immense living and entertaining space in this house, walking distance to Mont Albert station. Featuring high ceilings, polished floors and impressively large lounge and dining rooms. Let's eat lunch @ The Orient Express, 17 Hamilton Street Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Red Brick Cafe, 215 Mont Albert Road

This modern townhouse near cafes, parks and the train offers a bright living/dining, European kitchen and sunny courtyard. Includes lovely views, master en suite, main bathroom, new carpets, heating and tandem auto-garage. Let's eat lunch @ Auburn Village Deli, 96 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Geebung Polo Club, 85 Auburn Road Let's drink coffee @ Penang Coffee House, 549 Burwood Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Woodstock, 1150 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Barca Food & Wine, 1007 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Grapeseed, 1084 High Street

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agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3104

glen iris

4

2

3

o’donoghues First National \ 9882 3303 168 Glen Iris Road Price \ $1 million – $1.1 million auction \ August 4 at 11am

52 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

There’s plenty of space for a family to call home in this attractive Californian bungalow set on a large block. Period details create understated elegance at the front of the house, from high ceilings and elaborate cornices in the formal rooms to intricate leadlight windows in the main bedroom. A recently renovated bathroom and study (or fifth bedroom) are also off the entry hall. At the centre of the house, a large kitchen leads to the expansive living room and meals area. There is an impressive fireplace nestled between floor-to-ceiling windows with views extending to Glen Iris Primary School next door. Glass double doors to one side lead to an elevated deck with plenty of room for entertaining. A 90-year-old oak tree presides over the leafy back garden, which has 9000-litre rainwater tanks. Upstairs, three bedrooms all have built-in wardrobes and share the main bathroom. A shed and space underneath the house provide plenty of storage options, and the property has ample off-street parking. \ jo davy

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 4

3

POSTCODE

2

3146

Abercromby´s Real Estate Pty Ltd 9864 5300 4

2

2

26 Cascade Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at 1pm .................................................................

8 Boyanda Road, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at 11am .................................................................

Celebrated for its leafy riverland surrounds, quality allotments and firm family values, the Riverside Estate also places leading schools, parkland and major arterials all within convenient proximity. Let's eat lunch @ Cafe 287, 287 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Di Palma's, 684-686 High St, Kew Let's drink coffee @ The Village Cafe, 2/74 Doncaster Road

Close to Glen Iris station, trams on Malvern, Burke and High Street, Korowa and Sacre Coeur schools and Gardiners Creek parkland, this solid and substantial four-bedroom, two-bathroom family residence offers unparalleled appeal. Let's eat lunch @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Kerabu, 151 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffee and Soul, 126 Burke Road

postcode

3146


POSTCODE

3183

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 9

9

POSTCODE

4

10 Bickhams Court, St Kilda East ................................................................. Price: $8.5 million + ................................................................. Expressions of Interest Tuesday August 14 at 5pm .................................................................

3122

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 4

2

3

9 Wellesley Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $2.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at 1.30pm .................................................................

camberwell Grand beautiful mansion residence with enormous family accommodation, two street frontages, nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, championship N/S tennis court, indoor pool, billiards room and four-car garage. Let's eat lunch @ Cicciolina, 130 Acland Street Let's eat dinner @ Cafe Di Stasio, 31 Fitzroy Street Let's drink coffee @ Monarch Cakes, 103 Acland Street

Impressive Scotch Hill residence is perfect for every family. High ceilings, sitting room (OFP) opening to terrace, formal dining, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, northfacing garden and heated pool. Featuring heat/cooling, cellar and three-car garage. Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Rd Let's eat dinner @ Koots Salle a Manger, 479 Glenferrie Rd Let's drink coffee @ Olio & Pane, 328 Auburn Rd

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Noel jones \ 9885 3333 25 Moorhead Street Price \ $820,000 – $890,000 auction \ August 4 at noon

Offering peace and quiet in a prime location, Moorhead Street is flush with beautiful family homes. Light and airy, No. 25 is an immaculately presented residence, offering open-plan living and views. Polished floorboards and white walls keep the interior spaces contemporary and fresh, complementing beautifully maintained period features. A formal living room at the front of the house features a gas log fire and high ceilings with intricate detailing. An adjacent dining room has plenty of space. Across the hall, the main bedroom has large windows with leadlight detailing and a built-in wardrobe. The first of two bathrooms is also off the entry. Two more bedrooms run off the open-plan kitchen and living area, which has elevated views of the garden. The kitchen is fitted with European appliances, and the living hub curves around to include a partially secluded study nook with a built-in desk. Steps lead down to the paved outdoor entertainment area and lots of lawn space. \ jo davy

postcode

3124

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Albert PArk 131 Beaconsfield Pde 17 Hambleton st

Marshall White 98 Marshall White 107

4 Birdwood st

3/61 Well st

Noel Jones 123 Noel Jones 123

RT Edgar 135

Hocking Stuart

95

17 emmy Crt

Fletchers

68

Kay & Burton Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Hocking Stuart Woodards Noel Jones Noel Jones Noel Jones Noel Jones

59 86 87 87 94 118 119 120 121 122

13 edward st 14 Molesworth st 1 Laver st 12 Locksley Ave 13 raven st 28 Young st 38 Macartney Ave 98 Harp rd 22 Queen st 166 Cotham rd

CAmberwell 608 riversdale rd 2/32 Allambee Ave 1/33 Carramar Ave 14 Joffre st 14 Thomas st 1057 Toorak rd 5 Bethela st 61 Cooloongatta rd 10a Fordham Ave 25 Moorhead st

Marshall White 107 Marshall White 108 Marshall White 108

bAlwyn Jellis Craig 85 Noel Jones 121 RT Edgar 131 First National 146

CAnterbury 15 Chaucer Cres 4/184 Prospect Hill rd 9 selwyn st 161 Prospect Hill rd 3/50 Warburton rd

bAlwyn north Fletchers 66 Fletchers 69 Fletchers 70 Fletchers 70 Fletchers 71 Jellis Craig 74 Jellis Craig 85 Jellis Craig 86 Marshall White 109

Kay & Burton 63 Fletchers 71 Marshall White 100 Marshall White 109 RT Edgar 135

CAulfield north 359 Alma rd

Kay & Burton

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eAst melbourne 123 Gipps st

Kay & Burton 58 Kay & Burton 61 Jellis Craig 77 Jellis Craig 78 Jellis Craig 79 Jellis Craig 91 Marshall White 111 Marshall White 111 RT Edgar 133

kew

burwood

Ashburton

42 stephens st 33 Nicholson st 16 Ursa st 3 Lynton Crt 7 Boorahman st 13 Corona st 26 Cascade st 3/56 sweyn st 166 Maud st

18 Clive rd 2 Nicholson st 9 Carlyle st 16a st Helens rd 30a Tourello Ave 28 Broomfield rd 29 Bowler st 9 Munro st 11 Neave st

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8 royal Cres Marshall White 99 10 Mercer Way Marshall White One 118 34 seymour Ave Bennison Mackinnon 140 4 Hume st Bennison Mackinnon 141 14/18 Mercer rd Biggin & Scott 144 3/25 sutherland Nelson Alexander 145 926-930 High st Fitzroys 147

13 raynes st 34 Power st 20 elliott Ave 2/106 Balwyn rd

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box hill south

ArmAdAle

88 Albion rd 11 stocks Ave 156 Ashburn Gve

24 Landen Ave 8 Jacka st

Marshall White 110 Woodards 118 RT Edgar 136

RT Edgar 129

glen iris 40 Vincent st Thomson 24 Beryl st Jellis Craig 10 Anthony st Jellis Craig 43 summerhill rd Jellis Craig 8 Viva st Marshall White 69 Pascoe st Marshall White 8 Boyanda rd Abercromby’s 168 Glen Iris rd O’Donoghues First National

55 75 88 88 101 110 136

80 81 91 92 96 103 112 112 144 147

4 Coleman Ave 41 Belford rd 28 Irymple Ave

Fletchers 64 Jellis Craig 92 Marshall White 113

kooyong

146

75 Talbot Cres

Bennison Mackinnon 143

mAlvern

Kay & Burton 60 Jellis Craig 76 Jellis Craig 89 Jellis Craig 89 Jellis Craig 90 Jellis Craig 90 Marshall White 102

1 Boston Ave 14 Oak Gve 6/64 Burke rd 1a Millewa Ave

Jellis Craig 93 Marshall White 105 Marshall White 114 RT Edgar 128

melbourne 3404/368 st Kilda rd Kay & Burton 62 108/69 dorcas st Rodney Morley Persichetti 145

mont Albert 2/7 st James Ave 6 Curlewis st 17 Victoria Cres 11 Wellesley st 1 Inglisby rd 5 Zetland rd 9a Hotham st

Fletchers 68 Jellis Craig 82 Jellis Craig 83 Jellis Craig 93 Marshall White 114 Marshall White 115 Noel Jones 122

mont Albert north 2a Costello st 2 Chessell st 4/378 Belmore rd

Jellis Craig 84 Marshall White 115 Noel Jones 123

northCote 10 Campbell Gve

kew eAst

hAwthorn 2 Crossakiel Crt 4 Bowen st 16 Colvin Gve 44 Chrystobel Cres 210/92 Kinkora rd 3/174 Power st 9 Wellesley rd

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Christopher Russell McLaren

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26 Parslow st Marshall White 30 edsall st Marshall White 21 somers Ave Marshall White 15 Fraser st RT Edgar G.04/1261-1269 Malvern rd RT Edgar 12-14 spring rd Abercromby’s 29 Glendearg Gve Bennison Mackinnon

104 113 117 127 134 137 142

Carroll McKeddie 146

Port melbourne 162/95 rouse st

RT Edgar 132

PrAhrAn 25 York st 576 High st

Kay & Burton 63 Bennison Mackinnon 143

PrAhrAn eAst 40 Florence st

Biggin & Scott 144

riChmond 14 Burnley st

Fletchers

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Kay & Burton

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south yArrA 19 Cliff st

aGENTS’ chO I cE POSTCODE

3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 2

1

POSTCODE 2

3101

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 5

3

POSTCODE

3142

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

3

4

13 Edward Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at 2pm .................................................................

28 Young Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 4 at 2.30pm .................................................................

13 Cole Court, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $5.5 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday August 11 at noon .................................................................

Privileged in position and designed by renowned architects for Nobel Prize winner Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet, this exceptional house offers unique singlelevel living amid captivating gardens.

Timber floors flow through to Miele kitchen and living/dining opens to deck overlooking garden with heated pool. Main bedroom with en suite, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and rumpus room. Features ducted heating/cooling, laundry and OSP. Let's eat lunch @ Percy´s Aeroplane, 96 Denmark Street Let's eat dinner @ Estivo, 330 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Ora Café, 156 Pakington Street

Stunning new three-bedroom plus study town residence, family living and dining, three bathrooms, covered outdoor entertaining, heated pool, four-car parking, home theatre with bar, cellar and lift.

Let's eat lunch @ QPO, 186 High Street Let's eat dinner @ DiPalma's, 684-688 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cafe on High, 682 High Street 54 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

Let's eat lunch @ Puccino's, 459 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Fiorini's, 470 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Latte, 521 Malvern Road


26 Moore St 57 Cromwell St 4/56 Walsh St 38 Cromwell Rd

Kay & Burton 62 Hocking Stuart 95 Marshall White 116 RT Edgar 126

St Kilda eaSt 10 Bickhams Crt

RT Edgar 130

Surrey HillS 7 Boronia St 17 Elm St 113 Middlesex Rd

Fletchers 65 Fletchers 69 Marshall White 106

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tooraK 226 Toorak Rd Kay & Burton 2/75-81 Grange Rd Jellis Craig 206/28-30 Jackson St Marshall White 13 Cole Crt RT Edgar 17 Huntingfield Rd RT Edgar 1/1 Balfour St RT Edgar 1 Glenbervie Rd Bennison Mackinnon 26 Warra St Bennison Mackinnon 4/28 Sprinfield Ave Rodney Morley Persichetti

13 edward street, kew Jellis craig \ 9810 5000 auction \ saturday august 4 Price \ $1.6 million +

63 73 116 124 125 134 138 139 145

Warrandyte 238-254 Yarra St

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James Karantonis 0422 708 067 John Chartres 0418 321 951 Malvern 9509 8244 1276 High Street

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359 Alma Road Caulfield North

AUCTION Sunday 5th August at 3.30pm 56 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

Grand, Glamorous, Modern, Magnificent & Geared For Family Living Occupying a huge corner block of 17,700sqft approx, this exquisite Edwardian home has been seamlessly updated to address all of today’s living requirements, without detracting from the captivating originality of its era. The beautiful residence spans three family friendly levels with 5 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, palatially proportioned formal & casual zones, home theatre, studies, hostess kitchen, teenagers’ retreat, a large heated pool, tennis court & OSP for 2 cars. VIEW Saturday 3 - 3.30pm, Sunday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 kayburton.com.au Conjunctional Agent GARY PEER & ASSOCIATES Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488


19 Cliff Street South Yarra

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST close Tuesday 14th August at 5pm

In A Class Of Its Own Just a short stroll to Chapel Street & Toorak Rd, this as new townhouse set over 370sqm (approx), takes contemporary luxury to a level rarely seen in the area. Featuring multiple living areas, European oak oors, 4 generous bedrooms with en-suites, a light ďŹ lled kitchen and meals area, marble bench tops, Miele appliances & an expansive north-facing court yard. Heating, cooling, multiple storage spaces and secure two car basement garaging further compliment this outstanding home.

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Tom Staughton 0411 554 850

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Thursday 6 - 6.30pm

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18 Clive Road Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 4th August at 2pm 58 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

Fine Family Living, Vast Views Panoramic city views and an exemplary extension by multi awarded builder distinguish this four bedroom 1930s residence. Entertainers’ deck and pool, spacious second storey parents’ retreat with covered balcony boasting city views, gym, OFPs, hydronic heating, OSP and garage. Near trams, parks and schools. Land size 762sq. metres approx.

CALL Scott Patterson Glenys Pitkin Judy Balloch

VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

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608 Riversdale Road Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 11th August at 12noon

‘Travancore’ – Ussher & Kemp Grandeur Graciously standing on a cul-de-sac corner showcasing lavish architectural allure behind sun-filled garden, this magnificent 4 BR, 3 bathroom Federation Queen Anne residence is Ussher & Kemp at their glorious best masterfully merging with stunning contemporary enhancement. Brilliant alfresco oasis with pool, drawing room, refined dining, family, excellent kitchen, cellar, u/ground raintank, return driveway & auto carport. Close to schools, junction & transport.

CALL Scott Patterson Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

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2 Nicholson Street Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 4th August at 12noon

Classic & Contemporary With City Panorama Renovated to exacting standards, this impressive 1920s residence delivers superb spaces, elevated entertainers’ balcony & generous family garden. Outstanding city views complement a classic oorplan featuring 3 BRs (2 with BIRS, main with ensuite), excellent sitting room - OFP, huge bathroom, contemporary kitchen, o/plan dining & living overlooking entertainment area & nth/west garden, gas log OFP & ducted heat. Offers dble carport close to Burke Rd, transport & schools.

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson Glenys Pitkin

VIEW Thursday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

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26 Moore Street South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 11th August at 1pm

3404/368 St Kilda Road Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST close Tuesday 7th August at 5pm 62 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

Freestanding Double Fronted Victorian Beauty! Spacious and bright, freestanding 3 bedroom Victorian home in perfect condition throughout. Wide entry hallway, formal living and dining room separated by an open fire place, large family room and kitchen opening onto low maintenance courtyard, main bedroom with ensuite, family bath, separate laundry, powder room, polished boards throughout, ducted heating & cooling, alarm and off street parking.

CALL Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 Matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

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“Sitting On Top Of The World” - Royal Domain Building This 34th floor, 3 BR, 2 BR apartment offers unsurpassed 270° views over Botanic Gardens. Comprises: carpeted library, living and dining room with open fireplace. Marble kitchen with oak parquetry floors & Gagggenau appliances. Includes 3 private balconies, powder room, 4 car spaces & 2 storage rooms on coveted 1st level.

CALL Nicole Gleeson 0414 809 221 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

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15 Chaucer Crescent Canterbury 15 Chaucer Crescent Canterbury PRIVATE SALE PRIVATE SALE $2.9 - $3.1M $2.9 - $3.1M

Single Level Luxury... Only One Remaining! Single Level Luxury... Only Remaining! Uncompromising quality andOne class in Canterbury’s finest dress circle Uncompromising quality and class in Canterbury’s finestofdress circle location is delivered by the award-winning combination architect locationMannerheim is delivered by award-winning combination of architect Phillip andthe Brian Lee Master Builder with this magnificent Phillip Mannerheim and Brianresidence. Lee Master Builder with this magnificent new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Single-level excellence, lift to 5 new 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence. Single-level excellence, lift to 5 car garage, north-facing rear garden. car garage, north-facing rear garden.

CALL CALL Bradd Daniel DanielPatterson Bradd Scott Scott Patterson

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

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Looking Looking for for aa Corporate Corporate tenant? tenant?

25 York Street Prahran 25 York Street Prahran AUCTION AUCTION Saturday 11th August at 11am Saturday 11th August at 11am

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Situated in this vibrant pocket of Situated in this vibrant of Prahran, moments frompocket the delights of Prahran,Stmoments from the delights Chapel & Victoria Gardens is thisof Chapel Ststudy & Victoria Gardens isoffering this 2BR plus brick Victorian 2BR plus study brick Victorian offering ideal entertaining areas. Polished ideal entertaining areas. Polishedzones, concrete flrs, spacious liv/dining concrete flrs, spacious liv/dininggarden. zones, renovated bathrm & courtyard renovated bathrm & courtyard garden. VIEW Thurs 12 - 12.30pm & 5 VIEW 5.30pm, Thurs 12Sat - 12.30pm &511 - 11.30am 5.30pm, Sat 11 - 11.30am CALL Tom Staughton 0411 554 850 CALL Gary Tom Staughton 0411 Ormrod 0419 554 588 850 331 Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331

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- 5 Lewisham Road, Windsor Ten historically fascinating apartments in period style building redefined for peerless 21st century living, along with nine Brand New Apartments add up to a wonderful lifestyle opportunity. Priced from $420,000 to $680,000 Fantastic location. Iconic and eclectic mix of retail shopping, nightlife and café culture, means this superb residential complex provides everything one could desire for a thoroughly modern lifestyle. • 17 individual apartments and two double storey townhouses • Modern appointments throughout provide for ultra stylish living • Outstanding skyline views from some apartments • Large balconies or courtyards to all units • Period features - fireplaces, leadlight windows, decorative cornices, floorboards or amazing bay windows in the mansion apartments • Remote control access to secure covered parking Audio Visual security • Lift access to all new apartments Whether you enjoy the nightlife, dining out, a full social life, close proximity to Melbourne CBD, shopping in one of Australia’s best regarded retail precincts or easy access to public transport, McKinley Manor has something for you - in abundance.

Inspired individual living in an inspired precinct adds up to a fabulous lifestyle opportunity for a fortunate few. Dannie Corr 0418 100 226 Peter De Vries 0448 248 440 Ailsa Nixon 0400 934 952 72 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

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Camberwell 14 Thomas Street The pinnacle of prestige living. The meticulous design of this (60sq approx) luxury 5 bedroom plus study residence shines with soaring ceilings, European Oak parquet and cutting-edge fixtures. Moments to Wattle Park, schools, trams and shops, the irresistible interiors comprise a formal lounge with Jetmaster fire, dining room with private courtyard, wine cellar and guest bedroom. Central to this home is the chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, Arabescato marble benches and euro appliances. Glass doors extend the open-plan meals and living to a covered alfresco. Each bedroom features a fully-tiled porcelain and stone ensuite whilst the master bedroom offers a parent’s retreat. Includes study, teen retreat, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, security and double remote garage. 94 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

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Thurs 11.30 - 12.00pm & Sat from 11.30am Sat 28th July - 12.00pm 60 / G4 Price on application Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3101 9830 7000 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463

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Brighton 3/61 Well Street The Ultimate Penthouse Reveals Effortless Magnificence. Take luxury living to the next level in this spectacular penthouse. One of Brighton’s best new residences, this Jon Friedrich architectural wonder offers wholefloor exclusivity, state-of-the-art 100sqm Jack Merlo roof garden with panoramic views, 3-car basement parking, & lift access. Spacious living and dining zones are full of deluxe features, with oak floors, bespoke cabinetry, gas fireplace and retractable glass walls. Superior fitout with a dumb waiter, huge basement storage or cellar, rooftop barbecue, and premium bathrooms. Every room is exceptional, including the 3 large zoned bedrooms, main suite with separate walkin wardrobe, and sleek CaesarStone kitchen. 3

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South Yarra 57 Cromwell Road Surprisingly Spacious. This fully renovated solid brick Victorian family home offers fantastic space in a superb location. Greeted by a stunning entrance hallway with polished flrboards & high ceilings this house comp; downstairs front living rm or possibly 4th BR, generous master BR with BIR’s, central bathrm (Euro lndry), spacious living leading onto a modern o/p kitchen with corian bench tops, AEG, Smeg & Asko kitchen apps, formal dining rm, pantry & wine cellar, landscaped back yard with plumbed gas BBQ. Upstairs comp; a further 2 BRs, study area, 2nd bathrm, further complimented by hydronic heating throughout, A/C, video intercom entry, in roof storage, storage shed with power, two OFPs, 2 courtyards & speakers wired throughout to list a few. 3

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KEW 13 Raven Street An inspired design by the Award Winning team of Architect, Michael Larionoff, BCG Constructions and Jack Merlo Landscaping has created a superb residence bathed in northern light from expansive windows, boasting cutting edge design and constructed with a commitment to quality, luxurious appointments and meticulous attention to detail. The 3-level gallery-like interior features four bedrooms (main WIR/ensuite), two bathrooms, powder room, laundry, study, three formal& informal living areas opening to a deck and courtyards, state-of-the-art Miele kitchen with butlers pantry enhanced by timber and stone surfaces and Bespoke Joinery throughout. This sophisticated residence with an eye-catching façade occupies a prominent corner position in the a coveted Studley Park environs, close to Yarra Bend Park, Kew Junction, transport, Victoria Gardens Complex plus easy access to many of Melbourne´s finest schools. Other features include video intercom, alarm, latest technology, hydronic heating, refrigerated cooling+ ducted vacuum, cellar, 10,000ltr water tanks+irrigation, secure gate to basement garage.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 3.30pm

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Thursday 11-11.30am,6-6.30pm & Saturday3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 | James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.13ravenstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ALBERT PARK 131 Beaconsfield Parade Unique 4 bedroom residence with flexible floor plan. Entry level provides O/P living, with scene-stealing views from the kitchen to the striking living/dining. Upstairs the spectacular master has WIR, ensuite & sunset terrace. Two further bedrooms share a bathroom & terrace with bay/city views. Ground level has a 2nd living area with additional kitchen, 4th bedroom, ensuite & WIR. Large wrap-around c´yard & sep entry makes for ideal intergenerational living/home office use. Central htg/cool, garaging for 3 cars, Albert Park´s sought after schooling zone, cafes, shops and transport.

Auction

Sunday 12th August at 11.30am

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & 4.30-5pm Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614

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Web

www.131beaconsfieldparadealbertpark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 8 Royal Crescent This beautiful solid brick Victorian residence blends captivating elegance with stunning contemporary style in a coveted locale. The glorious arched hallway introduces charming sitting and formal dining rooms with marble "real flame" fireplaces, two bedrooms with stylish ensuites/WIRs, third bedroom (BIR), study/4th bedroom and third bathroom. Generous gourmet Ilve kitchen and living/dining room open to picturesque northwest garden with heated pool. Features hydronic heating, RC/air-conditioners, alarm, video intercom, tandem carport plus OSP and auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 11.30am

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Web

www.8royalcrescentarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 9 Selwyn Street Situated in a quiet leafy street close to Maling Road this superb period home combines the best of both worlds with a pretty period faรงade matched to a brilliant interior renovation and two-storey extension designed by Architect, Paul Delaney flooding the spacious and flowing interior with northern light; comprising formal and informal living areas, 4 bedrooms, study, 3 bathrooms, granite/Euro kitchen & laundry. Includes alarm, period attributes, hydronic heating, split-system air-conditioners, double/carport+ROW.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 11.30am

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

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Web

www.9selwynstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 8 Viva Street This elegantly renovated Edwardian home provides a generous 3-4 bedroom, family environment where light filled proportions are defined by rich period character, timeless modern style and effortless year round entertaining. Large main bedroom with fitted WIR/en suite, open plan living/ dining with magnificent feature OFP and gourmet kitchen with cafĂŠ windows to outdoor entertaining. Formal sitting or 4th bedroom, plus kids playroom/study. Landscaped garden, remote OSP x3. Malvern Primary/Malvern Central School zoning. Land 647sqm/6,962sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 10.30am

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Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Web

www.8vivastreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 9 Wellesley Road Impressive Scotch Hill period family residence on 1133sqm is distinguished by magnificent proportions, elegance and contemporary style through library, sitting room (marble OFP) opening to terrace commanding valley views, formal dining (marble OFP), main bedroom (en-suite), three further bedrooms and bathroom. Stylish Ilve kitchen and living/ dining open to north garden while a recreation room overlooks heated pool. Features ducted heating, air-con, cellars and 3xgarage. Also offers development potential (STCA). Land Size: 1133sqm/12,196sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.9wellesleyroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 28 Young Street Stylishly renovated c1930´s timber family residence´s sensational indoor/outdoor spaces command spectacular views to the Yarra River. Ornate ceilings and timber floors highlight the blend of period charm and contemporary style through main bedroom (en-suite), four further bedrooms, two bathrooms and downstairs rumpus room. Gourmet Miele/AEG kitchen and generous living/dining room open to expansive deck overlooking a landscaped garden with heated pool and spa. Features ducted heating, evaporative cooling, laundry and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 2.30pm

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Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Web

www.28youngstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 26 Parslow Street Behind the exquisite faรงade of this c1910 timber residence, a stunning contemporary family domain has been created. Dark timber floors and high ceilings are highlighted through study, formal living/dining, family living with state of the art Miele kitchen opening to northeast garden and heated pool. Main bedroom (lavish ensuite/WIR) is accompanied upstairs by three/four bedrooms, two stylish bathrooms and large rumpus room. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, powder-room, laundry, irrigation, auto gates and OSP. Land: 454sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 11.30am

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

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Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Web

www.26parslowstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 14 Oak Grove Exuding a timeless appeal, this Queen Anne style residence´s classic elegance and pleasing proportions are combined with every modern family requirement. High ceilings are highlighted through sitting room, formal dining, study, main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), three further bedrooms and family bathroom. Exceptionally spacious living/dining room with gourmet kitchen opens to landscaped northeast garden with stunning heated pool. Features ducted heating, RC air-con, alarm, powder-room, water tank, irrigation, and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 1.30pm

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.14oakgrovemalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 113 Middlesex Road The exceptional quality of this generously proportioned 5 bedroom plus study residence is perfectly matched by a revered position in which a host of family amenities enjoy sought after walking convenience. Superior double brick construction has been elegantly renovated and updated to bring timeless contemporary style and modern functionality to a floorplan that effortlessly balances intimate family domains with the capacity for grand scale entertaining aside a sumptuous heated pool/spa and leafy established garden. Land: 891sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 1.30pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657

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Web

www.113middlesexroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ALBERT PARK 17 Hambleton Street The rarity of a large vacant allotment and the pure potential of such a site make this one of Albert Park´s most enticing opportunities in memory. Measuring some 391sqm approx, enhanced by northerly rear aspects and second frontage to Carter Street, options for new home construction or redevelopment, STCA, create mouth watering prospects. Alternatively, start building immediately from Town Planning approved plans for an architect (NMA) designed four bedroom residence moments from the beach, Bridport Street cafés, light rail and Middle Park Primary.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 12.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

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Web

www.17hambletonstreetalbertpark.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 88 Albion Road Perfectly situated on a large allotment near Gardiner´s Creek and High Street shops, this enchanting residence´s generous dimensions and period charm offer immediate family enjoyment with scope to renovate or rebuild (STCA). Original charm characterizes inviting formal sitting room (gas log fire), formal dining room, four bedrooms, study and two bathrooms. Well equipped kitchen and casual living/ dining room open to a deep northwest garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioner, alarm, laundry, water tank and garage. Land: 627sqm/6,760sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 12.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Web

www.88albionroadashburton.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 156 Ashburn Grove Immaculate single level family residence impressively delivers the latest in contemporary style through sensational spaces brilliantly zoned for modern family living. Parquetry flows through entrance hall to study/retreat, generous sitting room, sublime gourmet kitchen and expansive living/ dining room opening to deep northwest garden. Main bedroom with stylish en-suite/WIR is complemented by three further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, plantation shutters and double garage. Land: 813sqm/8,750sqft approx

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 12.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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John Manton 0411 444 930 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Web

www.156ashburngroveashburton.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 11 Stocks Avenue Surrounded by Ashburton Pool, Village, station, schools and park, this superbly renovated c1940´s solid brick residence´s brilliant location is matched by its fabulous family focus. Timber floors flow through formal living and dining rooms (OFP), main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), study, four further bedrooms (BIRs) and two bathrooms. Well-equipped European kitchen and living/dining room open to covered deck and deep northeast garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioners, Bose speakers, water tanks and carport. Land Size: 820sqft / 8,824sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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John Manton 0411 444 930 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Web

www.11stocksavenueashburton.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 166 Maud Street Luxuriously finished 4 bedroom proportions combine with a setting of renowned family focus in this brand new executive family home boasting coveted Balwyn High School zoning and easy convenience to a range of sought after amenities including Balwyn North shops and cafes, Doncaster Road trams and several of the area’s prized parks and lifestyle facilities.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 12.30pm

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Thursday 1.30-2.00pm, 5-5.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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Web

www.166maudstreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 161 Prospect Hill Road Imposing Georgian style residence superbly showcases an impeccable blend of timeless elegance and contemporary luxury. Gracious proportions distinguish parquetry hallway, formal living/dining (gas log fire), relaxed living and dining and fabulous gourmet Smeg and stone kitchen opening to northeast landscaped courtyard. Main bedrm with en-suite/ WIR is complemented by two further bedrms (BIRs) and bathrm. Features ducted htg/cooling/vac, alarm, video intercom, powder-rm, irrigation and double garage. Walk to Maling Rd, transport, excellent schools and parkland.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 10am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940

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Web

www.161prospecthillroadcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 69 Pascoe Street Ideal for family enjoyment, this attractive home delivers formal & informal living spaces, a covered entertaining area & solar heated swimming pool & spa. Bright interiors include inviting sitting room with OFP, formal dining, openplan living/dining & well-appointed kitchen. 3 spacious bedrooms, BIRs. Features 2 bathrooms, heating/air-con, alarm, Tasmanian Oak floors & auto garage with rear roller door. Highly sought after family focused position close to High Street shops, parklands, schools & Gardiner´s Creek bike trails & walking paths. Land 620sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 12.30pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Anthony Reis 0417 352 774

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

HAWTHORN 54 Haines Street This appealing double fronted Victorian home (c1890) in the heart of Hawthorn is complemented by classic period features with an all-white interior and potential to enhance it comprises three bedrooms, living room, bathroom/laundry plus a dining room and modern kitchen flowing to a covered deck. Other features include contemporary timber floors, OFPs, ducted heating/cooling, low maintenance gardens, rear lane access+OSP. Council Approved Plans for a single or two storey extension are available if required.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 11.30am

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.54hainesstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 29 Bowler Street An unexpectedly spacious Art Deco semi-detached home located in a convenient cul-de-sac leading to Fritsch Holzer Park. Interior comprises three bedrooms (main/ensuite), bathroom/laundry, living room (OFP) opening to central courtyard plus a stylish contemporary hard wood & Euro S/S kitchen and dining/living area with floor-to-ceiling windows leading to a sun drenched north-facing deck and courtyard garden. Includes video intercom, alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, attic storage, water tank, remote/garage plus OSP.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 1.30pm

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.29bowlerstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 9 Munro Street This captivating Californian Bungalow offers a perfect blend of period charm and contemporary finishes comprising four bedrooms (BIRs main/WIR+ensuite), pristine bathroom, laundry with roof storage, sleek CaesarStone/Bosch kitchen combined with a generous living/dining room spilling out to a wisteria clad verandah and sandstone paved alfresco area. Features include alarm, leadlight glass, ducted heating/ cooling, storage shed, double OSP. Great family location with rear access to Fritsch Holzer Park and close to Camberwell Junction, Glenferrie Road shops and transport options.

Auction

Saturday 28th July at 1.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Web

www.9munrostreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 98 Harp Road The visual charm of a Californian Bungalow is perfectly coupled with the preserved period features in this characterfilled family home situated in an ultra convenient Kew location. Comprising central hallway, formal dining and sitting rooms (OFP), 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms (BIRs), wellequipped kitchen/meals with Ilve S/S stove, laundry, and light-filled informal living opening to a deck and leafy garden. Includes ducted heating, ample storage, workshop, front OSP, rear lane access. Scope to further modernize if desired.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 10am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Web

www.98harproadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 38 Macartney Avenue Nestled within the Sackville Ward, this immaculately presented compact single level residence´s generous and light filled dimensions exude a timeless elegance inside and out. Designed to open to north-facing gardens, the expansive living and dining room is served by a pristine kitchen with casual dining area opening to a leafy courtyard. Main bedroom with ensuite/BIR is complemented by double bedroom (BIR), further double bedroom or study and bathroom. Features under-floor heating, RC/air-conditioner, laundry, intercom, irrigation and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 12.30pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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Web

www.38macartneyavenuekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW EAST 28 Irymple Avenue This fully renovated Californian Bungalow in a sought-after family-friendly location boasts carefully retained period features complementing the superb interior with a lightfilled rear extension providing contemporary family living/ entertaining areas including a wide deck and solar-heated I/G pool. Zoned accommodation includes formal sitting & dining, 4 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), family bathroom, laundry and a stylishly appointed kitchen. Features include alarm, glossy timber floors, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, dual OSP.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 11.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.28irympleavenuekeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 30 Edsall Street The indelible appeal of this freestanding Victorian residence´s façade and charming light-filled interior is more than matched by its enviable location off Glenferrie Road. Polished timber floors flow through arched hallway to two beautiful bedrooms with OFPs and BIRs, bright bathroom, a generous living area, fully appointed European kitchen and adjacent dining/study area opening a private landscaped garden. Offering scope to update if required, it also features RC/air-cons, garden shed with laundry and ROW, for potential OSP (STCA). Land: 256sqm/2,760sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 11.30am

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Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.30edsallstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 6/64 Burke Road Set to the rear, brand new 2 bedroom plus study, single level town residence. A secure boutique development ideally located within walking distance to Central Park, schools and shopping. Generously proportioned floorplan offers openplan living/dining, gourmet Miele kitchen, main bedroom (ensuite & WIR), 2nd bedroom (BIR), study, central bathroom, powder room, private rear courtyard and double lock up garage. Features include laundry, heating/cooling, video intercom & zoned security.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 11.30am

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Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Web

www.6-64burkeroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT 1 Inglisby Road Superbly situated on a substantial, wide, garden allotment of 740sqm/7,962sqft approx, offering uninterrupted views to the Dandenongs, this grand Edwardian timber residence, c1910, of eight main rooms, in comfortable order, provides tantalising opportunities to consider renovating, rebuilding or townhouse development (STCA) - capitalizing on a sought-after position close to shopping, schools and transport options, with stunning views. Currently tenanted, this home could be rented or lived in, while deciding on its future.

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 12.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Web

www.1inglisbyroadmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT 5 Zetland Road This elegant mid 1920s residence offers a great family lifestyle in the leafy Mont Albert/Surrey Hills precinct complemented by a wide frontage and large north facing allotment with exceptional family flexibility and zoning comprising formal sitting room (bay window/marble OFP), separate dining, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, study, laundry, marble/Miele kitchen, informal dining+two living areas opening to a north-facing deck plus Bungalow with powder room (potential office/studio/retreat).

Auction

Saturday 11th August at 1.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

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Web

www.5zetlandroadmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT NORTH 2 Chessell Street Spacious single level Glenvill family home positioned on easy care allotment (cnr Milne Rd) of 592 sqm approx. Elegantly appointed in neutral tonings throughout the accommodation includes marble entry, formal living, large open plan informal living/dining, Stone/Miele kitchen (2 ovens), covered alfresco, 3 robed bedrms (master ensuite+WIR), study/4th bedrm, family bath and laundry. Features double auto garage, evaporative cooling, ducted heating and securely fenced gardens. Conveniently located in this leafy pocket close to schools, shops, Koonung Trail and transport.

Auction

Saturday 28th July at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940

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Web

www.2chessellstreetmontalbertnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 4/56 Walsh Street Walking distance to Fawkner Park this sought after older style apartment is in excellent order. Providing separate entrance hall, high ceilings, sitting room, open fire place, separate dining room with sun balcony and two spacious bedrooms with built-in robes. Modern kitchen, tiled bathroom with euro laundry, gas ducted heating and lock up garage on title.

Auction

Saturday 4th August at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

TOORAK 206/28-30 Jackson Street This two bedroom, two bathroom ´Toorak Place´ apartment, in the heart of Toorak Village is beautifully bright, quiet and secure offering prestigious elegance for over 55’s lifestyle. A concierge foyer ensures the security & privacy of an inviting floor-plan filled with light from northerly aspects. Generous living/dining areas opening to a broad, under-cover terrace that looks towards the city are further enhanced by a contemporary, user friendly kitchen featuring stone benchtops and ample storage. Residents´ lounge, BBQ area, Foxtel availability, lift access to basement garaging.

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Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

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Web

www.206-28-30jacksonstreettoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN Somers Avenue UNRIVALLED DESIGN & STYLE In Malvern’s Most Luxurious Address - Historic Location - Garden Surrounds - Designed by Rothe Lowman - Luxurious Finishes - Landscaping by Tract - 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 to 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces - All with huge private entertaining spaces 2 Bedrooms from $599,000

3 Bedrooms from $1,050,000

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday By Appointment

Contact

Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 Dean Gilbert 0418 998 939

Web

www.thenorfolkapartments.com.au

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999 July 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 117


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ARMADALE 10 Mercer Way

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AUCTION

Saturday 4th August at 10.30am

Exclusively situated in an elite cul-de-sac, this ultra-stylish contemporary top floor Neometro apartment delivers exceptional lifestyle appeal & designer flair. Generous open plan living/dining, with a stunning marble & stainless steel European kitchen, opens to north-facing entertainers terrace with scenic city views. A spacious main bedroom (BIR, balcony) is accompanied by a designer bathroom & versatile second bedroom. Sleek symmetrical lines throughout are complemented by specialist finishes, incl Tasmanian Oak parquetry flooring & Victorian Ash cabinetry, concealing generous storage options. Feat panel heating, Euro-laundry, security intercom, basement car-space & storage unit.

INSPECT

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am Michael Derham 0425 790 233 Daniel Bustin 0410 550 811

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woodards.com.au MULTI-OFFICE NETWORK

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

HAWTHORN 6/11 Lisson Grove A spacious sanctuary of savvy style. Enjoying an air of calm and serenity, this stylishly spacious 1 bedroom unit is renovated with relaxed warmth and alfresco appeal. Capturing beautiful northern sun, this contemporary haven enjoys fabulous open plan living & dining opening to a bluestone paved leafy courtyard; café style Smeg kitchen, generous bedroom (BIRs), sparkling bathroom, designer laundry and carport. Peaceful block, in this prestigious location, moments from the Yarra River and transport.

CAMBERWELL 1 Auction View Call Office

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Saturday 28 July at 11.00 Thu 1.30-2.00 & Sat 10.30-11.00 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561 Camberwell 9805 1111

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A wide front to artful possibilities. On 852sqm (9,170 sq ft) approximately with a wide frontage, this 5 bedroom plus study, 2 bathroom 1920´s home is an opportunity waiting to happen. Renovation possibilities exist within the 9 generous principal rooms (OFP´s), central kitchen, north facing rear garden and a circular driveway with two cross overs. Alternatively, the property could be medical/ childcare premises, a new home site or multi-unit development (STCA). Walk to Hartwell shops, train & tram.

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Forthcoming Auction View Sat 1.30-2.00 Call Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Lou Lihari 0408 978 577 Office Camberwell 9805 1111

THINK RESULTS


BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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Malvern 12-14 Spring Road www.churchonspring.com.au HISTORIC WESLEYAN CHURCH c1880 Located in one of Melbourne´s most prestigious enclaves, the opportunity exists to make your mark on this superb heritage listed building on approximately 805 sqm of land. With its pitched slate roof, leadlight windows and polychromatic bricks, it is a focal point for the neighbourhood. A first class location only moments to Spring Road Gardens with excellent access to some of Melbourne´s leading schools and shopping districts. Ripe to convert and create a unique family residence (STCA). Current permit exists to convert into three large town residences with northern sundecks.

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Expressions of Interest: Closing Tuesday 7th August at 5.00pm View: Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677


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Glen Iris 8 Boyanda Road The Ideal Family Format Surrounded by a garden allotment of some 915sqm close to Glen Iris station, Malvern, Burke and High Street trams, Korowa, Sacre Coeur and a short walk to Central Park and bike paths through Gardiners Creek parkland, this is a solid and substantial family residence of un-paralleled appeal. Sitting and dining rooms rich in period character, each with an open fire-place, set a refined tone for four separate living areas, one including an inviting, elevated terrace and versatile rumpus/party room opening to a large private garden. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a central study further confirm first class family credentials while a modern kitchen with granite benches, Ilve oven and dual drawer dish-washer meets every need with ease. Feauters include watering system, ducted heating and air-conditioning. Secure, over size garage. Auction: Saturday 4th August at 11.00am View: Wednesday 6.00-6.30pm, Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Matt Carver 0422 800 600

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Renovate, extend, rebuild (STCA) or invest. Presently as dual accommodation for double income or live in while you extend. Break through to join as one. Rear dwelling comprises living room, bedroom with BIR. Kitchenette, separate bathroom & laundry. Front dwelling with newly plastered walls & high ceilings consists of entry hall to large living room, huge bedroom with box bay window & BIR, timber kitchen, adjacent to meals area, bathroom & laundry. Features spacious living areas. Most importantly is the property´s location to the Kew Junction; walk to city bound trams, shops, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, parks & schools.

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Office:

christopherrussell.com.au

Sat 28 July at 11.00am $800,000 plus Thur 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Russell Turner 0419 955 655 72A Doncaster Rd Balwyn North 9859 9517


UNCOMPROMISING QUALITY & SPACE 4/28 SpRingfield Avenue, TooRAk

Superbly positioned a short walk to Toorak Village is the brand new first floor luxury apartment. Featuring: video security entry, 3 large bedrooms (all ensuite), sep study, fabulous open plan formal and informal living and dining areas with stunning European kitchen all opening onto a large private terrace, 3 car basement parking + storeroom with lift access. “Another Quality Charbord Development”

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AUCTION SUNdAY 12Th AUGUST AT 12 INSPECT: SAT/SUN 1 - 1:30 WEd 5 - 5:30 428 Toorak Road, Toorak

9826 0000

Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

www.rmprealestate.com.au

Agents in conjunction:

Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Jacqui Ralph 0418 106 068

nelsOn ALEXANDER AUCTION ThIS SATURDAy

DESIGNED TO IMPRESS APARTMENT LIVING AT ITS BEST 108/69 DoRcas sTReeT, souTH MeLBouRNe “VisTa” Sensationally located this fabulous 10th floor security super-sized 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment will attract the most discerning buyer. Entry lobby, open plan lounge/living room, rev cycle air con, floor to ceiling windows. Relax on your balcony with city views to the north. Open plan kitchen with S/S appliances, breakfast bar. Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite, 2nd & 3rd double beds 3 both with BIRs spacious central bathroom & Euro laundry. Tennis court, indoor lap pool, gym, res bldg manager plus two side by side sec car parks. Minutes to Melbourne’s best cafes, shopping, sporting & entertainments 2 centres. Simply move in & enjoy the best that inner city living has to offer.

AUCTION SATURDAy 28Th JULy AT 12 INSPECTION: WED 11:30 - 12:15 & SAT fROM 11:30 428 Toorak Road, Toorak

9826 0000

www.rmprealestate.com.au

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arMadale 3/25 Sutherland Road Understated elegance, prestige address This tranquil town residence close to High St cafes, transport and leading schools offers gracious living and dining, large courtyard, well-equipped kitchen/ meals, 2 double BRs (ensuite and dressing room to main), second bathroom, laundry & garage/storage.

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This Sat at 11 am Wed 5.15-5.45 pm $780,000-$850,000 404 Rathdowne St, Carlton | 9347 4322 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040

Susan Wolper 0418 505 518 July 25, 2012 \ The weekly review 145


GLEN IRIS

168 Glen Iris Road

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IMPRESSIVE FAMILY FOCUS, OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY

Auction:

Saturday 4th August at 11.00 am

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Contact:

Jonathon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donoghue Simon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Donoghue

Website:

www.168glenirisroad.com

Impressive dimensions, ideal family entertainer

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4 double bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms

Elegant formal sitting (OFP) and dining rooms

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0412 745 707 0407 315 049

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Balwyn BALWYN 2/106 Balwyn Road

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Excellent Location This stunning 3-bedroom plus study family house located only mins walking to Balwyn shopping centre, restaurant, tram, schools and lots more. Expertly designed with master bedroom on ground level this light filled residence will appeal to all age group and offer the best lifestyle secure behind brick and wrought iron front fence. It is also in the Balwyn High School zone. Spacious outdoor entertaining area, overlooking a low maintenance garden. Inspection a must! For Sale: Price On Application Inspect: Thursday and Saturday 11.30am-12pm Office: 247 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn Phone: 9817 6288 Web: www.fnbalwyn.com.au Contact: Ken Wu 0411 647 632 Rodney Soh 0406 005 373

247 Whitehorse Road , Balwyn, 3103 146 The weekly review \ July 25, 2012

www.fnbalwyn.com.au

9817 6288

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auction

a masterpiece in armadale Thursday 16th August at 1pm on site 926 - 930 High street

property id: 6559

RARe oppoRTuniTy To AcquiRe subsTAnTiAl lAndmARk ARmAdAle fReehold – site Area: 1,221m2 approx. – Frontage: High st - 22.75m approx. Morey st - 43.26m approx. – imposing 2 level building of 1,400m2 approx. comprising 2 large ground floor showrooms plus first floor – large carpark at rear – two short term leases in place – rental: $350,760 per annum net David bourke 0407 705 755 Chris Kombi 0438 156 236

KEW 166 Cotham Road Exciting opportunity to renovate &/or extend this huge Edwardian (STCA), with ROW at rear just moments from the tram, walking distance to many of Melbourne´s best schools & easy reach of both Glenferrie Road & Kew shopping. The floor plan introduces three generous bedrooms, formal living, casual living & an original kitchen & bathroom.

AUCTION

Saturday 11 August at 12 noon

INSPECT

Thursday 1-1:30 pm &

LAND

492 sq m approx.

CONTACT

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 & John Cokalis 0411 184 124

Saturday 2-2:30 pm

www.fitzroys.com.au 367 Collins street Melbourne

9275 7777

278 High Street, Kew

9854 8888

www.prh.com.au

mclaren.com.au

pat rice & hawkins

PRESTIGIOUS RURAL ESTATE IN THE EXCLUSIVE UPPER YARRA VALLEY

“PINDANON FARM” BIG PATS CREEK FRONTAGE

619 ACRES -250 ha STUNNING SOLID BRICK HOMESTEAD OF SPECTACULAR QUALITY IN A MAGNIFICENT ENGLISH GARDEN ON THE BANKS OF THE BIG PATS CREEK. INTRODUCED BY MAJESTIC LONG OAK TREE DRIVEWAY TO AN EXPANSIVE GARDEN OF UNPARALLELED BEAUTY AND COLOUR.

Outstanding balance of heavy carrying country suited to cattle – horse – stud. Approx. 500 Acres improved pastures including Big Pats Creek double frontage flats. l Architect designed residence of approx. 60 squares include formal lounge, formal l BV Managers home – exceptional shedding including undercover stock yards – stables – hay and machinery sheds. l

For Sale

Priced to sell at $3,950,000

441 St. Kilda Rd. Melbourne

FIRST IN RURAL PROPERTY

Melbourne (03) 9866 5588 0418 317 440 0418 512 494 0407 795 007

(03) 9866 5588


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