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he quiver in the voice of the courtly gentleman Melbourne weren’t having a cocktail bar of it. How dare was unmistakable. It’s not the hardest thing in someone limit them to one drink a night, while a larger the world to shock an old bloke, but you would and taller male would be able to consume more than have to assume that the head of genetic health at the them? How discriminatory and unfair. Why should Royal Women’s Hospital has seen a few things in his their fun be curtailed? The talkback callers sounded time, and would have a pretty sophisticated view of the almost panicked in the anxiety that they would be cut world and the sexually active people within it. off. They let the (male) host have it. Nevertheless, as Professor Leslie Sheffield During the time I was listening, feeling every detailed on Melbourne radio last week just how bit as astonished as our dear old professor, Female many pregnancies he dealt with following epic no one appeared to point out to the female binge drinking callers that they could drink just as much binge-drinking sessions by the mothers, he horrifies found it impossible to disguise his horror. as they wanted – hell, they could write doctors He saw these alarmed and unwittingly themselves off: they just couldn’t get in a car pregnant women over and over, he said, and afterwards and drive. the amount they had drunk was staggering. The culture of drinking by some young He wasn’t surprised by the unrealised pregnancy women in this country is close to out of control, – “accidents happen,” he said mildly – but he was and we didn’t need a senior doctor to tell us that. overwhelmed by the scale and frequency of much The white-wine brigade, and its intense and rowdy female drinking. appreciation of the relaxing effect of alcohol, is every bit Fast-forward to just the next day on that same station, as evident as that of the yobs and boyos on Chapel and 774 ABC Melbourne, and this time we heard those King streets. It is risky and dangerous behaviour for women’s voices – and they were furious. both groups, of course, but with obvious, added dangers Victoria Police had raised the possibility of lowering for women: sexually transmitted diseases; pregnancy; Australia’s maximum allowed blood-alcohol level and assault. What struck me during the radio exchanges while driving to .02 following evidence overseas that I heard, was the absolute assumption that drinking to this reduced road deaths, and the drinking women of .05 was a right many women refused to be denied.

One recent survey by Professor Ross Fitzgerald found a 200 per cent increase in female binge drinking since 2000 in New South Wales alone, and figures from around the world, particularly in Britain, mirror this. We all have our own anecdotes of young women and their accidents after drinking – stories either featuring ourselves when younger or others we care about. (One I know involves a barbed-wire fence and an appalling injury.) Interestingly, an even more recent WA survey found young lesbians were more likely than other groups to binge drink and use drugs. There is much discussion about the hormonally related risk-taking behaviour of young men, but a great deal less about the clear need of many young women to feel uninhibited and the role alcohol plays in that. As we learn more about the tragic death of footballer John McCarthy, that searching analysis will no doubt continue. But I’ll be looking over the broad shoulders of the blokes towards the diminutive figures of the bingeing women and wringing my hands about the dangers that await them in the wee small hours. \

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I’ve met Wanganeen at a café in the heart of Essendon, just a few doors from the gym he’s just about to open (his third – the others are in Adelaide). There’s a nice symmetry about being here with such a local hero, and such a revered one, too. Wanganeen is not outgoing but courteous and softly spoken. At 39 he’s in good shape – he spends a lot of time in the gym – and there is a gentleness about him and the calm of a man who knows how big his achievements are without having to trumpet them. He played in two premiership teams (for Essendon in 1993 and for Port Adelaide in 2004), he was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame, was selected in Essendon’s Team of the Century and the Indigenous Team of the Century. With the grand final nearly upon us, it’s a chance to revisit one of the great players of the past 20 years, to find out what happens to champions when they walk away from the game that made them famous. Wanganeen arrived at Essendon in 1990 from Adelaide as a 17-year-old and three years later was a premiership player with the young team they came to call the “Baby Bombers”, alongside then raw youngsters such as James Hird, Dustin Fletcher and Mark Thompson. His crazy-brave courage was legendary. Over his 16-year career he threw himself into packs apparently with little concern for his own safety. He developed a reputation as a hard nut. It’s amazing he’s sitting here in one piece. “In the early days I didn’t really care too much,” he says of his courageous style of play. “I thought it was good viewing for the supporters. We all dream to be courageous and putting your body on the line, and that was something I wanted to do. There comes a time when you need to draw the line and think, ‘That could be a little bit reckless and you could get hurt’. “So after five or six years of doing things totally fearlessly I changed that a little bit because I got sick and tired of knees going into my ribs and the odd concussion here and there. So I had to weigh that up a little bit. Still had to go when it’s your turn, but I didn’t need to jump for some of the balls when there was a teammate who could gobble it up.” Which part of his body now hurts the most? “Little bit of a sore knee. Sore lower back. It might get worse as I get older. Fingers crossed. Feel sorry for some of the other boys who come away and have pain on a daily basis in certain areas.” Wanganeen had a dream year in 1993. He won the Brownlow Medal for the fairest and best player – the first indigenous player to do so – and played in the Essendon premiership (he kicked the last goal of the game). It was a heady time for a 20-year-old and it might have been tempting to think there were many more premiership to enjoy. “Experiencing grand final success at a young age you don’t know how to appreciate things as much as you do when you’re older,” he says. “I had to wait 11 years to play in another premiership. So when I hit my late 20s and realised it’s been a long time … (I thought) will I ever get to play in one again? They were really nervous times. I was hoping and praying I’d get another opportunity. When it did come around (in 2004) it was so special.”

“To see some of the things I’ve achieved … sometimes I have to pinch myself. It’s a proud feeling …” Wanganeen will always be associated with that great team of Baby Bombers (one of them, Fletcher, amazingly is still going nearly 20 years later). “When that name (Baby Bombers) comes up you feel proud to be part of it,” he says. “You do have great bonds with those guys, even though we might not catch up on a regular basis. But at functions we see each other and it’s like yesterday.” He loved playing for coach Kevin Sheedy. “The great thing about Sheeds is that he loved his players and he would do anything for them. He had a real passion for protecting his players. The tone in his voice just made you want to play footy. There was something about the way he explained things to you. A great fellow.”

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n 1997, after six years with Essendon, Wanganeen decided to leave his beloved Bombers and return home to Adelaide to play for the new Port Adelaide Power. I asked him why he left. “It’s amazing how many people ask me about that; so many supporters. I was 23 years of age. A lot of variables come into it … I thought there was an opportunity to go back to Adelaide and play footy in my home state and play for Port Adelaide in this new era. “It was a tough decision. I could easily have stayed. I missed out on the 2000 premiership side with Essendon. That was really hard for me. They’d had one of the greatest seasons of all time. I said to myself, ‘I’ve missed out on that one and if I don’t play in a premiership with Port the decision was the wrong one’.” Still, he was part of Port Adelaide’s first premiership, in 2004. “I feel very privileged and honoured to have had success at both great clubs. I have a great passion and love for both clubs.” Wanganeen frets for Port, which is struggling. “I feel for the club and the supporters and even the current players, week in, week out with that burden on their shoulders.” He finds looking back on his career “a bit of a surreal feeling, even now”. He can’t quite believe he did it all. “To see some of the things I’ve achieved … sometimes I have to pinch myself. It’s a proud feeling when you sit down and think about it.” Wanganeen retired in 2006. What was the best part of retiring? “No more training,” he says. “When you’ve done it for a long time, 16 years, you do tend to get very sore. Your back, your joints, do seize up in the last couple of years. You don’t miss that pain. And you just have so much more free time to do things. On weekends you can get up in the morning and say, ‘Gee, I’m free. What can I do this weekend?’ It was strange. It took two or three years to get used to. You’re just used to

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hey still talk about Gavin Wanganeen around Essendon. It doesn’t matter that he spent his last 10 years playing football for Port Adelaide, they still love him. Especially now he’s back. Well, sort of. The other day he was on a train in the area and a group behind him were saying his name. Wanganeen greeted them warmly. “I walk round here and a lot of people come up and say ‘Gday Gav’,” he says. “Still ask for the autograph and the odd photo. I’ve got a great history at the club and gave good service and the supporters know that. In Melbourne I’m more known as an Essendon player … They still know you. It’s amazing.”

playing footy on weekends, probably since I was six years old.” But he missed the excitement. “You miss playing in front of the big crowds, hearing that roar, whether it’s ‘ball!’ or cheering a great mark. They are adrenalin rushes that you miss and can never experience again.” After retiring, Wanganeen drifted away from football. He didn’t consider a media career. “I didn’t want to get into the media. I felt I just wanted to thaw out, get away from football and just do my own thing. I thought football might suck me back in somewhere along the line. It’s got to be a real passion. And that can happen. I ask him to reflect on the often-expressed view that indigenous players have a different way of playing the game. “There probably is something in that. Rocking up to Windy Hill at the end of 1990 and seeing guys like Michael Long and Derek Kickett there was great for me. Something about the skills and the speed and the evasive ball reading. Maybe it goes back a few generations. Living off the land and having to cover a lot of ground and be flexible.” He says football has always been important to many indigenous people. “Coming from a modest background growing up, footy is all I had. I kicked it a lot with all the cousins and we all got good at it. If it wasn’t our footy, it was the neighbour’s footy. And if it wasn’t a footy it was a rolled-up sock with stickytape over it which we’d kick in the hallway. Footy is the heart and soul of a lot of indigenous communities. It’s all we had, a lot of us, so we got good at it.” He watches Hawthorn’s Lance “Buddy” Franklin in awe. “Everyone has to. The size of him. There aren’t many tall indigenous lads – 6ft 6ins (196cm) – like that who can run. He’s not massive with the big chest, big arms; he’s more wiry but he’s still powerful and that’s why he can cover the ground. He’s obviously a freakish talent.” Wanganeen has spent the past few years overseeing the two gym franchises he has in Adelaide. “I was going to the gym a fair bit. Someone mentioned I should look at one of the franchises, so I did. It’s a good industry to be in, being able to help people take control of their health and keep fit.” He sited his new gym in Essendon partly because of his reputation. When offered a franchise there it seemed a good fit. “With my profile in the Essendon area it seemed to be a good opportunity so I jumped at it. I do spend an awful lot of time over in Melbourne; I love the Melbourne lifestyle.” Wanganeen’s first marriage ended in 2009 and he has two children, Mia, 12, and Tex, nine. “My young boy Tex ran out through the Essendon banner as a mascot,” he says. And he adds, temptingly for Essendon fans: “He qualifies father-son.” He enjoys fatherhood. “It’s good; keeps you on your toes. Tex loves a kick, so I’m always kicking the footy with him.” Tex and Mia both have Essendon and Port Adelaide jumpers. “He rotates a lot,” he says. “Mia the same.” Five years ago Wanganeen was in South Africa overseeing football clinics for local children when he met the woman who would become his second wife, Pippa. Two years later they bumped into each other back in Adelaide. They married in July this year. “That’s been a great thing. A lovely lady.” He keeps fit but doesn’t run as much as he used to “because my knees are sore”. It’s slightly confronting that one of the Baby Bombers is nearly 40. Is he scared of turning 40? “A little bit … to see a four in front of your name.” Wanganeen says the news of Port Adelaide footballer John McCarthy’s death in Las Vegas last week is shocking. “I tossed and turned all night about it, it’s hard to believe it’s real,” he says. “I didn’t know John but over the past couple of years when I went down to the club and say a quick hello I’d always walk away and think ‘What a pleasant young man’. He really was such a nice young man, and very popular there.” He says goodbye and retreats to the back of the café to send some emails. He’s left the spotlight and the roar of the crowd that used to thrill him, but he seems to be in a very good place. “Life’s great,” he says. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/cover-story \

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his week I did the unmentionable, the unthinkable and the unprecedented. I unfriended someone. Oh, it was just too much. Five posts a day about what she was cooking, what her daughter was cooking and when her husband made her a cup of tea. There were pictures of her desk at work. Pictures of her in bathers on holidays. Pictures of her pretty much on a daily basis, as well as random footy commentary and a rundown on how hard she worked out at the gym. Once, she congratulated her child on an exam result, and then the kid responded. The two of them started having a mother-daughter conversation on Facebook, and everyone else was privy to it. And then, another time she left a cryptic comment about her day not being able to get much worse, and then everyone responds and says, “Oh, hope everything’s all right, lots of love and kisses, blah blah blah”. But then someone actually had the gall to ask her for more detail. Like, hello, what exactly is going on and can we help? She wouldn’t say. The woman who wants to share what she had for breakfast all of a sudden wants to be private. Then came the sick-cat pictures and I just had to let her go. Did I mention I barely know her? She is a friend-of-a-friend who I think I met once and it just didn’t seem polite to quietly ignore her request at the time. But I do regret it. Especially as I know so much about her, and what shall I do with all that information now, since it’s started to torment me? I actually think about her sometimes, and there she is in my dreams making a marble sponge and getting a leg wax. There are good and bad things about Facebook, we all know this. And sometimes the dialogue and analytics about the whole social media phenomenon can be as boring and tiresome as some of the posts. So sorry to bring this all up, again.

But the good things are good. A while back I witnessed a Facebook thread where someone in another state sent out a genuine distress call and a whole bunch of people responded, rallied and organised some immediate help for her. And a girl I went to school with (many moons ago), who now lives overseas and clearly misses her old home, got a Facebook group together and set about finding all her old high-school friends – not an easy task given many had changed their surnames. Now there are almost 100 of us in the group and I’m having chats with people I don’t really remember and sharing memories I never even knew I I’m sharing had, but it’s a total blast. Some of us have already caught up memories I never for coffee and there’s a big shindig even knew I had planned in October. Sadly, the girl who set it all up won’t be able to make it but, hey, maybe we’ll throw caution to the wind and Skype her. Surely someone in the group will know how to do that. And as for the great “unfriended”, well, I haven’t brought myself to actually press the button yet. I haven’t had to dump a friend since … well, that’s the thing. When you don’t dig someone, don’t you just go cold, ignore, not return the calls for a while and hope they get the message? I’ve tried that on Facebook but when someone has 476 friends, the message doesn’t actually seem to get through. And I just don’t want to hurt her feelings. It’s such a big call, unfriending someone, especially when her cat’s sick, and I’d actually like to know how the feline cancer treatment turns out. Oh, maybe next week I’ll do it. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcoMe your feedback

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fritters but they would be more accurately described as battered salt cod. They are whole chunks of rubbery, perhaps overcooked, cod cased in golden-fried and frilly batter. They look better than they taste. On the other hand, lamb filo cigars taste better than they look. They’re thin and compact, more panatella than Churchill, and packed with a spiced mince of slow-roasted lamb fragrant with cumin, coriander and cinnamon. Pine nuts bring texture; toasted pastry and sesame seeds add an adult smokiness. The two cigars are presented in a white ramekin and cost $10, which is not outrageous but doesn’t seem great value either. That said, the food menu is really reasonably priced overall, and the wine list isn’t bad either. There’s a fair choice of local and imported styles in the $40-$60 bracket but also the odd flight of fancy such as a $300-plus grand cru from St Emilion. Which seems a bit extravagant for an otherwise humble neighbourhood bistro, but I guess it’s nice to have the choice. If you prefer to drink your own top-shelf drop, you can BYO weeknights for $20 a cork/screwtop. From the quartet of tagines we choose the veal with cauliflower and sultanas. It arrives in a smart, charcoal-and-red version of the traditional conical baking dish. Plump veal pieces are alternately tender and tougher but, combined with cauliflower, eggplant, pine nuts and sultanas – and a zesty tabouleh on the side – it’s a winning combination all up. Messora’s spaghetti, daubed in a dense sauce of crushed walnuts and anchovies, is also a bit special. We’re served standard spaghetti rather than the advertised bucatini but it’s cooked pleasantly firm and the nuttiness and saltiness of the sauce chimes with the parmesan grated through it. It’s so deceptively meaty and such a beautiful bolognese colour that it’s like eating I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-ragu. Desserts are mostly pastries – Portuguese tarts, apple tart, Lebanese semolina and yoghurt cake – so we go with the flow and order churros with crema catalana. The fluted doughnut sticks are piping hot and crying out to be dipped into the small pot of sweet, sticky, sinful custard. It’s a wonderful way to finish although, like the lamb cigars, the plate seems overpriced at $15 for two dunkin’ doughnuts. But after the feast we’ve just put away, we couldn’t have eaten another thing anyway. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au

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is a dark and stormy night when I first drop by Sartago restaurant in Richmond. An Antarctic gust blows me into the dining room and kindles the glass-cased Ecofires on the bar into flaming, Crown Casino-style fireballs. It’s a very dramatic welcome to this otherwise homely eatery opened a few months back by Livorno-born chef Riccardo Messora (ex Caffe e Cucina and Southbank’s Tutto Bene). The simple, plate-glass frontage on Church Street suggests a past life as a takeaway café (you can almost picture where the bain marie used to be) but Sartago’s mood lighting, those sleek bioethanol burners and the theatrical floor staff clad in one-shoulder, toga-style aprons lend the space a distinct, eclectic personality. (There’s another dining room upstairs that would be ideal for big group bookings.) Messora’s extensive menu is even more eclectic than his interiors. It offers a sartago, or frying pan, of Mediterranean cuisines that promises to transport the diner from Beirut to Barcelona. Patrons can graze across the countries or confine themselves to single-origin eating. One night you might pop in for Italian – start with bianchetti fritti (fried whitebait) before spaghetti and/or a 12-hour roasted porchetta. On subsequent visits you could plump for Portuguese, go full-on French or give Greece a chance. In less able hands such ambitions might translate to confusion in the kitchen but Messora has a decent grasp of pan-Med principles. The menu’s not without its failings but mostly his dishes are as satisfying on the plate as they sound on the card, whether we’re talking a Provençal bouillabaisse or a Valencian-style, surf-and-turf paella made to his uncle’s recipe. Dishes are grouped under broad headings such as Palate Ticklers (bar snacks basically – nuts, olives and stuff) and Mediterranean Flights (aka entrées). From the latter comes a very cute miniature cast-iron casserole in lime green that’s filled to the brim with lightly battered whitebait. The fried fry are a touch on the soggy side but nicely seasoned and served with a saffron mayo. Sizzled pork spare ribs are piled on an earthenware dish with fresh rosemary and glistening grill marks. I prefer rib meat to fall off the bone rather than having to gnaw at it. An hour or two of slow roasting would have delivered the desired texture but, again, the flavours are satisfying. Sartago’s sourdough focaccia is a lovely surprise. It’s seasoned with crunchy sea salt and rosemary leaves and then baked with a dash of olive oil. In a word, mmm. Bunuelos de bacalao are labelled as salt cod

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The gadgeT One lucky TWR reader will win all the items in this month’s hamper. For a chance to win The Hamper pack, go to www.theweeklyreview.com.au/competitions and tell us the name of Ed Halmagyi’s fictional gardener. My hand mixer was one of the first kitchen appliances I bought. I think it cost about $20, almost as many years ago. But, after testing this smart nail-lacquer-red Cuisinart Power Advantage Plus nine-speed hand mixer, I think it might be time to retire the old girl. The Cuisinart also features a chef’s whisk, dough hooks and a spatula that fit neatly with the beaters into a case that snaps onto the bottom of the unit. The nine speeds, operated by a 220-watt motor, include three low-mixing speeds and build slowly to avoid spatters. The blender rests neatly on its heel and there’s a one-step switch and digital speed display as you whizz it up the highest power setting. » www.cuisinart.com.au

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I can think of a food colour that matches every handle (OK, except for the blue) – beans, cucumbers, capsicums, lemons, tomatoes, eggplants, grapes, oranges – in this stunning Laguiole Debutant cutlery set. And I can picture them all together in a fabulous summer meal on a garden table under a shady tree. Laguiole French cutlery was first made in the 1850s. Today, it is hand-crafted by specialist company André Verdier, and each mirror-polished stainless-steel blade is attached to a high-quality resin handle that is dishwasher safe. Each piece features five stainless-steel rivets, in keeping with the original design, and the mark of authenticity, the Laguiole bee. Traditional colours include ivory, black and red, but the gorgeous six-colour Debutant set is sure to become a modern classic. For stockists: 1800 650 601. » We’re giving away a 24-piece Laguiole Deutant cutlery set, $295.

« The TreaT Trentham Tucker began as a boutique bakery in the central Victorian town of the same name more than 25 years ago. Now the range, baked in Richmond and available in a wide range of food outlets, has been revamped to include a selection of modern and traditional treats. We sampled the Italian selection and were impressed by the quality of the gourmet fruit and nut cake, filled with a dense selection of dried fruit and topped with richly glazed walnuts and brazil nuts. The dark-chocolate panforte cake was chewy and full of luscious figs and spice, while the crispbread – available in a variety of flavours – was airy, delicate and filled with first-class ingredients. There’s also a range of Christmas products due for release later this year. » www.trenthamtucker.com.au » We’re giving away a Trentham Tucker goodies box filled with treats including Siena panforte cake, dark-chocolate panforte cake, a selection of crispbread and gourmet fruit and nut cake, $100.

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The place Are you mad for pinot noir? Does the thought of spending three-plus hours tasting, discussing and learning about this glorious grape variety give you chills? Me too. I’m putting October 21 in my diary. Pinot Palooza, “the tasting festival for people who think pinot noir rocks”, will be launched in Melbourne next month. More than 120 pinot noirs from many of the top producers in Australia and New Zealand will be available for tasting, presented by their passionate makers. There will be entertainment and a selection of food to complement this divine drop on offer too. For uncompromising

pinotphiles, there’s also an inner sanctum where wine educator Dan Sims and wine writer Ben Edwards will host 45-minute masterclasses revealing the finer points of this distinguished drop. Pinot Palooza will be held at Ormond Hall, 557 St Kilda Road, Prahran, on Sunday, October 21. Tickets $60. Tasting sessions 11.30am-3pm; 4-7.30pm. » www.pinotpalooza.com.au » We’re giving away a double pass to Pinot Palooza, a six-pack of Giesen The Brothers Pinot Noir, plus two Riedel Extreme Pinot Noir glasses, valued at $360. september 19, 2012 \ The weekly review 13


Profile \ North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow and his wife, Elise, are a perfect match, writes ChEryl CritChlEy.

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hile most footy WAGs were gearing up and has spent months reaching peak fitness for the for next Monday’s Brownlow Medal marathon. “I thought ‘why not, give it a crack’. I extravaganza, Elise Swallow was quietly trained for triathlons in Perth. I was kind of ready for training for her first marathon. another challenge.” Two weeks out from football’s night of nights, the wife Andrew and Elise Swallow grew up in Western of dashing North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow Australia and attended the same school, Rehoboth was pounding the pavement to prepare for the Christian College in suburban Perth. They started September 16 Sydney Marathon, allowing herself dating when Elise had finished school and just over a week to recover before slipping into was in year 12. “It’s about Andrew a gorgeous designer gown. The handsome young midfielder who you Elise is far from the stereotypical – and was certainly a catch – “every girl liked are as increasingly mythical – superficial WAG. him” – but he and Elise bonded and soon a person.” She’s blonde, beautiful, smart and nice, became inseparable. determined to live her own life and set a Both loved their sport. Elise had three good example for those who follow her into the brothers, was a state butterfly swimming AFL spotlight. champion and competed in triathlons, while Andrew At just 26, a year older than her husband, she runs a excelled on the footy field. The competitive spirit even speech-pathology business, supports Andrew’s career extended to their year 12 scores. 14 The weekly review \ september 19, 2012

“I beat him by three,” Elise says. “I got 95 and he got 92. He claimed he had to focus on footy. I just claimed I studied harder.” She studied speech pathology at Curtin University in Perth with Carlton captain Chris Judd’s wife Rebecca. Both met their partners before they started and remain friends. The course is difficult and only 36 applicants were accepted each year. Just 18 months after finishing, Elise founded her own speech-pathology business, The Voice Within, which now employs two others. She also works with Jacinta McMahon at Learning Fundamentals. “At the moment I’m working pretty hard,” she says. Andrew is studying accounting and bank finance. The Swallows married in December 2007, a year after Andrew played his first game for North. He was just 21 and became captain at 24. Despite being a leader and high achiever from a young age, some people still questioned why a smart girl like her would “marry a footballer”. “I would just say to them ‘you don’t know Andrew,” she says. “It’s just a stereotype. I think it’s so good to get that message out there because they are such powerful role models.” Modern life is full-on, especially with your husband in the AFL pressure cooker. As committed Christians, the Swallows find an escape and some meaning by attending Planetshakers City Church. Elise says it gives them perspective and keeps them grounded. Planetshakers has 8000 members who flock to its Dallas Brooks Centre services, which feature live music and modern messages. “I’ve never known a boring aspect of it,” Elise says. “We’ve only ever had positive experiences through the church. There’s a big band and the messages that they preach are really inspiring and supportive. “It takes your eyes off yourself a bit. It’s about loving God and loving the people. I love going every week. It gives you that real balance … it’s what you give and when you’re generous and what you do for others that matters.” Elise at least partly credits her husband’s Christianity for his football success. His courage in leading the life he wants is reflected in his on-field leadership. “Everyone who meets Andrew thinks he’s very mature and very responsible. That’s why he always loves team sports.” Their faith and education have helped set both up for success. When Andrew was drafted in 2005, Elise was excited but slightly apprehensive. She had heard all the stories about catty WAGs with IQs to match their shoe size. But she was pleasantly surprised. Elise found that most were just “normal people living normal lives” and like her were determined not to disappear into their partner’s shadow. She now advises the new girls to be themselves. “It’s not about what you wear and who you’re seen with,” she says. “It’s about who you are as a person.” Having said that, like most women, Elise loves frocking up for the Brownlow. Her first was “daunting”, but last year she was more relaxed in a stunning ruffled red Arthur Galan gown and this year plans to wear Alin Lé Kal. While finalising her outfit, she tried on some gorgeous sparklers by Australia’s own Secrets jeweller. It doesn’t happen often in her busy schedule, but Elise is like most girls who do like to glam it up occasionally and show off the best our local clothing and jewellery designers have to offer. “You do feel really honoured and really blessed and you feel like a princess,” she says. \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.learning-fundamentals.com.au www.secrets-shhh.com


Designer Simon Lyssiotis runs his own fashion label, Fontaine, and manufactures men’s T-shirts in Melbourne. Fontaine is all about graphic prints with a quirky twist and a philosophical bent. It comes in tapered styles for a modern touch. www.fontainedesigns.com

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ustralian designer Daniela-Stephanie Puglisi grew up in a Sydney household surrounded by talent. Her Italian mother was a violinist, her father a musician, her grandfather a composer and shoemaker, and she had a grandmother who also managed to hit the high notes – as a seamstress. Puglisi could have easily gone down the music path (she can play the viola, piano and drums) but she chose fashion because it was a dream to become a designer ever since she was a five. Now, at 26, she was recently crowned winner of the 2012 Peroni Harper’s Bazaar young designer of the year award – a huge feat for a designer who works from an inner-city studio she describes as “more like home”. “My family helped me set up my studio so I could have a clean and inspiring place to work from to design and create my collections,” says Puglisi, who has a fashion label in her own name. “It was completely overwhelming being announced the winner,” says the TAFE-trained fashion designer. “Being selected as a finalist was fantastic. The quality and the creativeness of the other finalists was amazing, so I was both over the moon and honoured to have won.” Her latest spring/summer campaign is all about cocktail dresses and after-five garments with an emphasis on elegance and chic lines – all inspired by the delicate beauty of butterflies. “After visiting a butterfly farm and doing a stack of research, I decided on glass-winged butterflies in

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particular. Their clear wings are so amazing and so beautiful,” says Puglisi of the theme that has driven the collection. She’s big on pastels – think yellow, lilac, mint and crisp white – and works with silk and natural fibres. She uses embellishments such as hand embroidery and beading in her quest for classicism meets avant-garde. “I wanted this season’s collection to be light and fresh and have a contemporary feel. I kept each look monochromatic, matching separates in the same colours and keeping dresses in one hue,” says Puglisi. Her collection is described as day chic meets glam evenings – there are floor-length showstoppers to fitted A-lines with waves of peplum. “I love the fact that women feel glamourous in my garments. I love embellishment. I always have an element of beading and embroidery in each collection. That is my signature. I wanted to create a fun, bright summer of my staples,” she says. Celebrity endorsement has been a bonus for this aspiring designer, her products having been worn by the likes of Jodi Gordon, Jessica Mauboy and Terry Biviano. “It is both surreal and humbling to see someone with a high profile wearing my garments,” she says. The fashion industry is a constant learning curve – but Puglisi says attitude is important for recognition. “The fashion industry is a very competitive business as there are so many talented people out there also trying to make a name for themselves,” she says. “The main lesson I have learnt so far is that you have to constantly challenge yourself to come up with better designs and ideas. “You have to strive to improve with every season and every piece while still staying true to your design style and aesthetic.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Master/Slave Candles (200g, $38). With the entire furore over the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy, indulge in these exquisite candles from a premium Australian boutique brand. There are five original scents to choose from, so make an event out of it.

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Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream SPF 15 (75ml, $45). At last they have made a product that effectively diminishes the appearance of dark spots, sun spots and brown spots on hands. Guys, you need this more than any gal, so hop to it.

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Clinique Skin Supplies for Men Dark Spot Corrector (30ml, $92). Wow, wow, wow – this product is just amazing. It reduces dark spots and ingrown hairs, brightens the complexion and makes regular shaving a dream. Every man should have some of this. Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector (15ml, $50) completes the Clinique trifecta of musts for men. This product is specifically designed to treat dark circles effectively. The gentle formula is the result of more than 15 years of scientific research and data. A definite must for all dark-circle martyrs. Bread & Butter Skincare (three-piece custom kit $45, five-piece custom kit $65) is the new kid on the Australian beauty block. This brand has won legions of fans in Canada for its no-nonsense, eco-conscious, well-formulated and stylishly packaged products. Race to the website and get yourself a kit – you will not regret it.

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Bad breath? The bacteria that causes it is on your tongue, so cleaning your tongue with a tongue scraper relieves it. Dental hygiene, regular flossing and brushing also help. Consuming breath mints masks but does not eliminate the problem.

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L’Occitane has recently launched three generously packaged and well-priced colognes (300ml, $70). Eau Ravissante is a floral cologne, Eau Universelle is citrus-based and Eau Captivante is an aromatic. Wear them individually or mix them together to create your very own special scent.

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How to tame nose hair? If you can sense it, it’s time to trim it. Scissors and nose-hair trimmers are widely available. Using it every three days keeps the tickling at bay, and while you are at it, don’t forget the hairs on your ears.

May be it’s a legacy of Father’s Day but I have been inundated by questions about male grooming. So here are my short but precise answers to some of the trials and tribulations of being a man.

Which is better: foam, cream or oil for shaving? The choice is yours but many barbers recommend using oil before applying either a cream or foam for a smoother finish. The oil acts as an excellent lubricant for an easy and superb finish.

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Should men trim unruly chest hair? Yes, it may be a sign of supposed virility but showing it off is a no-no. Long, wiry strands trying to escape your clothing is in no way sexy or appropriate. It also might confirm that you might be the missing link.

Should men be smooth all over? It depends what you and your partner like. Trimmed chest hair is good, manicured nether region is inviting. If you like your partner smooth, trim and delectable, it is only fair that you return the favour. september 19, 2012 \ The weekly review 17


BOOKS \ CORRIE PERKIN tRIEs a tasty OffERINg

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otam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi are the interest in Australia? Primarily because Yotam and talents behind London’s successful Ottolenghi Sami’s cooking styles fit snugly with our own food restaurants and cafés. As children growing philosophies, regardless of our ethnic heritage. They up in different parts of Jerusalem, they formed a frequently use products Australians love to cook with – deep connection with the city’s powerful culinary lemons, beetroot, pomegranates, figs, pulses, coriander history. “The flavours and smells of this city and ginger, chicken and lamb, goat’s cheese, Greek are our mother tongue,’’ they write in the yoghurt, pine nuts, etc. And their recipes are introduction to their new book, Jerusalem. Australian uncomplicated, healthy and fresh. “They define comfort for us, excitement, Yotam and Sami say “the inherent passion cooks will be joy, serene bliss. Everything we taste and and energy that Jerusalemites have in bowled over by everything we cook is filtered through the abundance results in some fantastic food and Jerusalem’s prism of our childhood experiences.” culinary creativity. There is something about vision Despite their shared city of birth, the heated, highly animated spirit of the city’s Ottolenghi, who is Jewish, and Tamimi, a residents that creates unparalleled delicious food. It Palestinian, did not meet until they arrived in also has a very obvious effect on the flavours, which are London in the late 1990s as young chefs. “We talked in strong and bold with lots of sour and sweet.” English for the first half hour,” Ottolenghi recalled in an The recipes will encourage you to step out of your interview a few years ago, “and I couldn’t tell where he comfort zone and tackle new tastes and new methods. (Sami) was from. He has no Arabic accent in Hebrew, so Some of our must-try dishes include Yotam’s mother I thought he was Jewish Israeli.” Ruth’s recipe for stuffed Roman peppers, chermoula It is 20 years since the business partners lived in aubergine with bulgur and yoghurt, Clementine and Jerusalem but “recently, however – is it age? – we have almond syrup cake, and the colourful lamb-stuffed begun to reminisce over old food haunts and forgotten quince with pomegranate and coriander. treats,” they write. The food stylists and photographers involved in this The result is this beautiful new cookbook that project have excelled. And the brief description of each celebrates Jerusalem’s 4000-year history and its complex dish takes this book into a literary realm. Part-travel, cultural layering. We predict Australian cooks will be part-memoir, part-cookbook, part-history, Jerusalem is bowled over by Jerusalem’s vision and it will become a as textured, thrilling and exciting as the city it honours. Christmas 2012 bestseller. A necessary addition to any cook’s shelves. \ Why does the Ottonleghi brand create such cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL \ Palace Cinemas, until October 9 » www.italianfilmfestival.com.au The best in Italian film meets the best in Italian cuisine at Palace Cinemas this week. Highlights include drama Caesar Must Die, black comedy The Big Heart of Girls and a sneak peek at Woody Allen’s new To Rome With Love. Opening with crowd-pleasing comedy Welcome to the North, the festival will mix in cocktails, gourmet food, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations alongside its big-screen treats. Melbourne audiences will also have the chance to check out some rarely seen Italian horror, with a retrospective italian film highlighting the work of Lucio festival “Godfather of Gore” Fulci. \

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Brooklyn’s Grizzly Bear occupy a very cosy niche. It’s one so precisely positioned between other left-field artists that it would be easy to accuse them of trying too hard. Certainly, their folky-prog-rock arrangements echo Midlake’s, while the vocal melodies owe something to Arcade Fire. But the atmosphere here, which buzzes with the promise of an impending storm, feels entirely unique. As with 2010’s acclaimed Veckatimest, Grizzly Bear have created a record of great emotional heft, then made us work damn hard to unwrap it. Opener Sleeping Ute is a bewildering, psychedelic affair. It isn’t until three tracks later, with Yet Again, that we’re given anything in the way of a pop hook to cling to. That and A Simple Answer, which offers a midway point between Americana and Roxy Music, provide points of safety from which the rest of the album can be explored. Sometimes sparse, sometimes epic and often strange, Shields rewards the patient with moments of striking beauty. \

GREAT SOUTHERN LAND \ ABC1, Sunday September 23, 7.30pm » www.abc.net.au/tv

Apparently, Australians eat more beetroot than any other nationality. This surprising fact is typical of the left-field titbits shared by scientist (and host) Steve Simpson. In this four-part series, Simpson takes us to unusual corners of our homeland, from rice paddies in Queensland to cloud seeding in Tasmania. He’s interested in oft-forgotten connections; episode one links our hunger for food with our thirst for electricity. At times, he can’t resist slipping into a lecture, explaining how “potential energy” works or warning against relying on fossil fuels. Still, he’s a likeable presenter and we’re happy to follow him as he glides over landscapes in small planes and hot air balloons. These aerial tours provide the series’ true highlights. Whether soaring over mountains or suburbia, Simpson provides a stunning portrait of a broad and varied land.

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Profile \ Cosh Living’s big showroom has a classy European flavour that changes constantly, writes SARAH MARINOS.

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ince opening the doors of their first showroom in 2008, Colin Kupke and business partner Shane Sinnott have acquired an impressive client list. The heart of their business has been providing mid-to-high-end outdoor furnishings and accessories to Melbourne’s blue-ribbon suburbs. Cosh Living’s products have also been in demand from commercial clients including Crown Casino, the Crown Metropol, Star City Casino, Sydney and Burswood Casino, Perth. Now the business is diversifying to stock a range of contemporary indoor furniture from quality European brands including Arketipo, Rivolta, Sur & Plus, Alki and Potocco and local brand Basile & Evans. “Our customers want contemporary outdoor furnishings and indoor furniture that complements that,” says Kupke. “Our point of difference has been to have well-designed, well-made European products and we’ve very much focused on contemporary designs that are comfortable and practical. “Our clients are people who would buy European cars, so they typically want furniture with that little bit of extra class.” When Cosh Living opened, Kupke’s vision was to fill a “hole in the market”. The “outdoor room” was in vogue and he identified demand for stylish but hard-wearing outdoor furnishings that meld seamlessly with indoors. Cosh has exclusive distribution of outdoor brands Tribu, Manutti, Gloster and Sifas. “A house doesn’t finish at the back door now. Indoor and outdoor are intertwined, and the Australian climate lends itself to that,” says Kupke. As well as outdoor lounges and dining settings, Cosh stocks umbrellas, outdoor rugs, barbecues and stylish outdoor lighting options. The extensive Collingwood showroom displays the indoor and outdoor settings in situ and staff are available to visit a client’s home to offer advice on furnishing options. The service includes a complete installation, with furniture assembled and rubbish removed.

Cosh captains: Colin Kupke (left) and Shane Sinnott. (Supplied)

Kupke and Sinnott – who previously worked in the building products sector – travel to Milan, Paris and Cologne regularly to keep up to date with the trends. “We associate with brands at the leading edge of design and they are constantly updating their styles and introducing new products. We visit our suppliers to keep up with trends so we can introduce those,” says Kupke. He says outdoor trends remain contemporary with highly durable furnishings. “Customers want to be able to leave furniture outside and not have to worry about it,” says Kupke. Conservative colours – white, black and taupe – are individualised with scatter cushions that add colour and life to an outdoor setting. Indoor trends are focused on natural timber dining settings and modular lounges with durable, soft fabrics. “Lounge fabrics are very hard-wearing and similar to commercial-grade fabrics but are soft to the touch,” says Kupke. “In Europe we’re also seeing people adding a designer piece of furniture from a different range and in a different colour to the lounge setting as a feature. So you may have a modular sofa and an interesting armchair from a different range, for example.” Listening to customers and responding to their tastes has led to Cosh expanding into Sydney and Brisbane. “Our customers tell us what they are looking for, and we listen. We also listen to the designers who come to our showrooms,” says Kupke. “The reward Shane and I get from this business is the recommendation from customers to their friends. So much of our business comes from word of mouth, and that’s very satisfying.” \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au » Cosh Living, 7-13 Rupert Street, Collingwood. 9281 1999 » www.coshliving.com.au september 19, 2012 \ The weekly review 21


Colin peasley and young ballerinas \ 1994

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fter 50 years and 6406 shows for The Australian Ballet, it’s safe to say Colin Peasley has some stories. This year, at the age of 77, he retires as one of The Australian Ballet’s founding dancers and its longest-serving member, but not before delivering a parting gift to his fans. As a special farewell, Peasley will divulge some of those tales of tights, tours and tantrums as the star of his own show, On Stage with Colin Peasley. We asked Peasley to share some of his favourite moments from those 50 years with The Weekly Review. He will take the stage at the Sydney Opera House for the final time in December for a performance of Swan Lake. \

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“When I reached the age of 60 and worried about a life after dance, our then artistic director, Maina Gielgud, solved my dilemma by suggesting that I start the company’s education program to take ballet to a wider community. It has been one of the great joys of my life. Young people are so eager to learn and so appreciative that I now worry about how very much I am going to miss that part of my career.” Colin and marilyn rowe in romeo and Juliet \ 1975 PhotograPhed by david Parker

“The Australian Ballet is renowned for its great full-length ballets. This photo is from John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet and it features ballerina Marilyn Rowe as Juliet, being consoled by an unusually pious Colin Peasley!”

» On Stage with Colin Peasley Arts Centre Melbourne September 22, 5pm www.australianballet.com.au

LAst hoorAh Colin and marilyn rowe in the merry widow \ 1985

“my life as a danCer has been extremely luCky. “I have been able to see The Australian Ballet grow from a good company to one of the world’s most acclaimed and my career has progressed through various stages that have always given me immense pleasure. I joined the company as a corps de ballet dancer on its very first day and slowly worked through the ranks to principal character dancer. I have at times been the company’s ballet master, teacher and education manager. So, I leave this company in the way I have worked for it, with a great love of dance and dancers and a particular passion for The Australian Ballet. Long may they triumph!” 22 The weekly review \ september 19, 2012

“When Sir Robert Helpmann took over sole directorship of The Australian Ballet in the mid-1970s he was determined to make the operetta The Merry Widow into a ballet. There were huge complications in obtaining the rights and complaints from some segments of the ballet world suggesting that it was below the dignity of a ballet company. However, he persevered … it was, and still is, one of our greatest successes.” baCkstage swan lake \ 2008 PhotograPhed by lisa tomasetti

“The very first ballet ever performed by The Australian Ballet in 1962 was the world’s most successful ballet, Swan Lake. When David McAllister became artistic director of The Australian Ballet in 2002 he commissioned Graeme Murphy to choreograph a new version. It was magnificent. This year we presented it during our New York season.”

To commemorate its own golden anniversary, The Australian Ballet has released Luminous: Celebrating 50 years of The Australian Ballet. This 368-page coffee-table book reveals dancers, directors and designers at work and play during the company’s first half-century of showcasing the best in Australian dance. Luminous is available now for $99 from good bookshops and The Australian Ballet’s online shop at www.australianballet.com.au/luminous


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Motoring \ Prestige German car maker BMW’s high-performance arm goes from strength to strength, writes ANDREW McUTCHEN.

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is also known as… M M-Technik or Motorsport, which was initially created by engineers for BMW’s racing program in the ’60s and ’70s. Over time, BMW M began to supplement BMW’s vehicles portfolio with specially modified higher-trim models.

is for Manager M Speaking at “40 Years of M” – the only such event in any is for Myths M The juicier reason for M’s move from strictly motorsport BMW dealership globally – BMW Brighton general manager to mainstream production gets a retread by Andreevski: Brett Jakes summed up the M brand: “It brings the thrill and flair of motor racing to the road with the world’s most powerful letter: M. Racetrack performance and road dominance has given BMW M owners the unique reward of having the best of both worlds.”

is for Match M Why did such a significant event take place at a dealership in Melbourne, and in

Brighton? Because it’s a perfect match, Jakes says: “Our target market has a particular propensity that’s perfect for M. We’re in the top three BMW dealerships in terms of M sales proportional to total sales. It’s reflective of our bayside demographic.” Toni Andreevski, product and market planning manager of the BMW Group Australia, gives the bigger picture: “Australia is one of the top four or five markets for M globally as a proportion of total BMW sales. So we punch above our weight on the world stage. Last year we would have sold over 17,000 cars and of that, 500 or 600 were M cars. As an example, in the UK they limited the M1 Coupé to 400 units, and that’s for a population of 60 or 70 million. At last count we’d sold 300 M1 Coupés in Australia to a market one-third the size.”

“I don’t know if it’s true but there’s a myth within BMW that in the late ’70s the CEO of the company would drive his 7 Series down the autobahn and his security detail, who were only allocated 535s, couldn’t keep up. So they went to M guys and said ‘Can you build us something so we can keep up with the boss?’ That was when they took the engine that was in the M1 and dumped it into the 5 Series. That car aroused so much interest at BMW that basically the board said, ‘Hey, we’ve heard about this car, let’s drive it’. Then they decided to build it.” The first M-badged car was the M1, revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 1978.

is for Modifications M M-badged cars have modified engines, transmissions, suspensions, interior trims, aerodynamics, and exterior

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is for Memories M Jakes remembers the first time he drove an M. It was on the Phillip Island racetrack. “The real appreciation of the

is for Missing Out M Some models miss out on an M makeover. The X1 and the X3 compact SUVs and the 7 Series

are famous examples. Andreevski explains: “The M engineers are very close to Munich so they’re working co-operatively with the BMW engineers and they’re deciding very early in the piece what can become an M car and what can’t. They’re looking for things like responsiveness from the powertrain and for a car that’s very dynamic. The Z4 35is is a car that was very close, right on the border, but it was decided that would not be an M car. It’s very good, it’s just that an M car is set apart and must reach the highest standards for the racetrack and the road.” \ andrewmcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au

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a full-fat litre-capacity roadbike, it’s shockingly easy to ride. The seating position is perfect for road riding. It’s upright for long-range visibility in traffic but easy to hunker down over the tank when it’s time to go into attack mode. The seat is all-day comfy, although it might be a little tall for shorter riders. The throttle and fuel-injection system are just about perfect, barring a slight touch of off-on throttle snatch. Chalk that up to eurozone emission standards – if it annoys you, you can always get a Power Commander and re-map it. The three-cylinder engine feels exactly like what it is – a midpoint between the grunt of a twin and the revvy slingshot effect of an inline four. The steering and handling are … well, perfect. It tips in and changes direction with little effort, responds beautifully to line-change requests and deals with mid-corner bumps very smoothly. Things get a little wallowy with a passenger, but I’m sure that’s a matter of slight setting changes on the TTX shock. Speaking of passengers, the rear seat is significantly bigger than the one on the previous (2005-2010) model and it’s actually not a bad two-up bike at all now. You can’t ignore the Triple’s hooligan roots – if you want to have a bike impounded for breaking our state’s tough anti-hoon laws, this is about as good a hoon bike as has ever been built. Put it this way: if you ever see a guy on a Speed Triple not doing a wheelie, he’s deliberately not doing one. The great thing about naked bikes is they can do just about everything – they’re ideal for commuting and twisties riding, comfortable on a tour, capable on dirt and gravel, outstanding for stunt shenanigans and can even hold their own on a track day. The Speed Triple R is a perfect example – there’s not a lot I wouldn’t throw this bike into with great confidence. Better still, because there’s no plastic separating you from the elements, fast feels faster on a naked. At 200km/h and above, you’re hanging on for dear life – and the fun factor at road speeds is jacked right up as a result. This Triumph might only have 99kW, but you can make full use of every last one of them under 100km/h – if you don’t mind getting a much closer look at the dash as the front wheel leaps upward in front of you. Complaints? Well, with only 17.5 litres in the tank, the fuel light comes on well under 200 kilometres. Riding it almost exclusively like an escaped mental patient, I saw the fuel light once at just 164 kilometres. But then, it only took 12.5 litres, single-sided swingarm and a nice short wheelbase. It’s a naked so the projected range is probably more than 230 clicks. factory streetfighter with a flat handlebar and awkward twin In fact, the only real problem I have with it is the headlights that, frankly, look like Triumph made a faired bike eye-watering price tag. At $22,290, it is a heck of a lot of money and just left the plastic off. for a motorbike, especially a naked without the electronic Mine was the up-spec R version, new for 2012, with assistance of say, a K1300R or Tuono V4 R APRC. And as lightened, forged aluminium wheels, top-shelf Ohlins nice as the Ohlins suspension is, I feel like I’d get the No bike suspension, ABS braking and a few bits of carbon same giggle factor and enjoyment out of the standard has ever made Speed Triple for $17,140 (or $18,140 with ABS). fibre, possibly to justify an outrageous $22,290 price. The Speed Triple’s specs are hardly remarkable – This is pure, unbridled motorcycling glee packed me feel so 99kW isn’t going to win you any man points down into 212 kilograms of English muscle. It’s what riding confident at the pub in an age where 135kW sportsbikes are a is all about. Objectivity be buggered, this is the best dime a dozen. So what’s so good about it? motorbike, in the whole world, ever. I love it completely I guess it comes down to philosophy: why do we ride and hopelessly, one day I’m going to own one, and you’re motorbikes? Everyone’s got their own reasons. welcome to debate witn me my lack of journalistic objectivity if I ride for pure sensual enjoyment and because I like to feel you can catch me. \ lblain@theweeklyreview.com.au like a god of the road, not a trapped herd animal in a cage. And no bike has ever made me feel so confident, so » http://shop.peterstevens.com.au/ capable … So unstoppable as quickly as the Speed Triple R. For

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eviewing motorcycles is like having a series of short romances. Within an hour or two on the first meeting, you tend to form a fairly clear opinion of your new partner. Fatal flaws become apparent once you get to know each other a little better, and in a lot of cases you’re quite happy to enjoy a fun ride in the knowledge that you’re not going to have to put up with their peculiarities in the long run. A few years in this gig has hardened my heart – I’m always delighted to get a new test bike, but I’m quite happy and often a bit relieved to hand them back in one piece. Not in this case. By the end of my first date with Triumph’s Speed Triple R – a completely unremarkable trundle down CityLink – I knew it would be impossible for me to write an unbiased review on it. I was thunderstruck. It was love. To talk about this British “bad girl” in terms of specs and numbers feels silly and superfluous, but here’s the vital statistics. It’s a 1050cc inline three-cylinder engine, putting out 99 kilowatts at 9400rpm. The tube-framed chassis sports a

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Natural light and ventilation is optimised in all of the eight different floor plans with Juliet balcony doors in two-bedroom apartments and all apartments have near full-width sliding glass doors to balconies. A strong environmental focus has earned the development a seven-star energy rating and includes double glazing to all windows, highly rated thermal and acoustic insulation and LED light fittings throughout. Fully programmable reverse-cycle heating and cooling will be ducted into all living areas and bedrooms with air-conditioning condensers located on the roof, rather than apartment balconies. High-speed fibre-optic cabling will be included for all apartments for data, telephone and television services. Buyers can select from two colour palettes in earthy tones or greys. The kitchen fit-out includes CaesarStone benchtops, glass splashbacks, Fisher & Paykel appliances and custom joinery. The contemporary bathrooms also offer CaesarStone, with full-height tiling to all wet areas. Laundries are European or separate, dependent on floor plans. Kitchens, bathrooms and laundries are all vented externally. All bedrooms have custom, built-in wardrobes with full-height mirror and panel doors and fitted with hanging space and soft-closing drawers and racks. Graeme Bentley Landscape Architects has designed a range of landscaped areas around the buildings with private sitting areas, and there will be private security access for residents to the reserve. Harvested rainwater will irrigate the landscaping and collected stormwater will supplement the level of the lake in the reserve. Personal storage rooms will be built into most of the secure basement car spaces with bike racks included. To avoid unsightly congregations of wheelie bins, rubbish will be privately collected from a basement room. \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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embrace change easily. As long My earliest memory of the Melbourne GPO is playing as I know it’s coming and I’m peek-a-boo with my father between the columns of the in control. Thankfully, I’m colonnade. Later, along with most Melburnians, I posted letters not in control of the way our city there, paid bills and watched as people furtively ripped pages develops, because I know more from the regional phone directories. This was my movie and I about the mating habits of water rats didn’t want it to change. But change it did. than I do about town planning. And Melbourne GPO’s journey from postal hall to fashion mecca to be candid, I’m prone to attacks has seen more makeovers than Kim Kardashian. of “Future Shock”, a condition of The foundation stone of the GPO was laid in 1859. Between distress and disorientation brought on by the inability to cope 1859 and 1867, a much grander two-level building was with a lot of change in a short period of time. developed where customers were served via openings out onto In his famous 1970s book (Future Shock), Alvin Toffler, the Elizabeth Street colonnade because the interior of the argued that the accelerated rate of technological and social building was the mail-sorting space. In 1887, a third level was change we were experiencing left people feeling added, along with the clock tower, which quickly became disconnected and disoriented. a city landmark. In 1919 US architect Walter Burley Today, That was 40 years ago. Before you could buy Griffin redesigned the building so the sorting hall change running shoes with monitors in their soles to was opened to the public. sprints faster track your heart rate. Indeed, shoes smarter than In 1992, Australia Post announced plans to end than Usain the people wearing them! Oh, and way before Melbourne’s GPO’s major postal role. There was the two-minute noodles and speed dating. usual flapdoodle, with several ideas being thrown Bolt Today, change sprints faster than Usain Bolt, and around, from a shopping mall to a five-star hotel no more so than in the transformation of buildings with development until finally in 2001 the GPO closed and which we’ve grown up. My technique for curbing anxiety about re-opened as a retail centre in October 2004. Melbourne’s transformation is to view The current design retains many of the important heritage the landscape framed through my car’s windscreen or a aspects of the site while providing a unique cosmopolitan tram window. This framing gives whatever is around me a retail experience. The diners spilling out onto the steps cinematic effect and suddenly it’s as if I’m viewing Melbourne from the cafés on the outer colonnade makes for a perfect like a movie. Melbourne movie scene, as does the needle’s-eye entry into I first tried this movie technique in 2001, when developers the gourmet delights of the laneway on the Bourke Street side won the rights to develop a retail complex at Melbourne’s GPO. of the building. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com I was worried about how the redevelopment would impact on a building that’s very close to my heart, indeed, the city’s heart; road distances from Melbourne are measured in kilometres Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger from the GPO.


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If you’re having your hair coiffed in this glamorous salon, it’s hard to imagine that from about 1900 this building was a public toilet attached to tea rooms. The public toilets were closed in the 1970s and the building was used over the years as tea rooms, a kiosk, and a restaurant before becoming a hair salon. Avidity is Australia’s first social-enterprise hair salon. As a social enterprise, all surpluses generated through the sales of the services are reinvested into community programs. These programs seek to address the agenda of social inclusion through a holistic approach, in particular through the provision of accessible education and training. \

St Kilda railway station is one of the many streetscape treasures that have transformed Fitzroy Street. Where once the scent of cheap perfume and garlic mingled on this corner, now it’s the aroma of baked escargot and bouquet of pinot noir. The Metropol Apartments were completed in the St Kilda railway station forecourt in 2002, with the shops following soon after. The station building was converted into shops and the platform removed. An old cast-iron platform clock remains as evidence of the building’s former use and a reminder of time pushing forward. \

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he mere mention of retirement villages once conjured visions of elderly folk huddling under crocheted knee rugs. Those visions are being shattered by highly independent people aged 55 and up who enjoy more active social lives than most people in their 20s while living in award-winning designer luxury with high-end facilities at prestigious addresses. There’s happy hour, days out at wineries, European river cruises, lunches and dinners at local restaurants, dinner parties, cocktail parties, in-house presentations, gallery events, themed nights, cooking classes, make-overs, tai chi, strengthening classes, yoga, water aerobics, gardening club, men’s shed, cigar club and trips to the theatre, shows, the movies … a dazzling list of diversions. Retirement living communities are becoming increasingly popular as over-55s discover a new way of life that offers companionship, fun, relaxation and


security with no call to mow the lawns. Managers and residents alike report that the common catchcry is “why didn’t I do this years ago” as residents realise the benefits of their move. Yarrbat Place residents live in a mixture of 42 twoand three-bedroom apartments, villas and penthouses, all different in design, on one of Balwyn’s premier streets. A group of Yarrbat “solos” recently returned from river cruising in Europe, and Yarrbat Place manager Chris Barnett says residents love the social life, security and the ability to lock up and travel. Yarrbat Place resident and social committee member Janne Wolfe and husband Roger made the move three years ago after returning from 15 years in Hong Kong. “We adore it here. Everyone is so friendly. I joke that we have to go away for a rest. We go to the theatre, out for lunches, to shows and galleries in town. We’ve had a lovely lunch at a Yarra Valley winery sitting in the sunshine. There’s dinner and cocktail parties, we get together for all sorts of reasons. Some people had lived alone for a long time and moving here has given them a new lease on life,” Janne says. “We already had a great group of friends in Melbourne before we moved in but I look at it as having an extra layer of friends and activity. We have twice as many friends now and our social life is twice as good.” Athelstan, a four-level development offering 66 twoand three-bedroom apartments set in private gardens in the heart of Camberwell, will officially open in October, with wide-ranging social opportunities for residents. “Retirement is a much-misunderstood sector. We had a couple come and see us last week who had been cajoled into visiting by their children. They were reluctant because they thought it would be like an aged-care facility, but by the time they left they were on cloud nine,” says Athelstan manager Anne Hulls. “People want to relax in their retirement years and they want us to do a lot of the tiresome jobs so they can get on and enjoy themselves. They want to be able

to follow up on interests they haven’t had time for and to spend time with other like-minded people. Some people think they’re not going to be interested in the social activities because they have a very busy social life already, however, from past experience I have found that these people find that moving into a development like ours just makes socialising easier.” At Menzies Malvern every night is happy hour and many residents of the 124-apartment High Street development take the opportunity to catch up before dinner, often in the restaurant, where an average of 50 people sit down for dinner on weeknights. Jenny Clancy, general manager of the Becton Living retirement portfolio, including Menzies Malvern, says retirement living is misconceived as aged care. “Retirement living is for active people who want a fabulous lifestyle. At Menzies Malvern people have an unbelievable social life. The majority travel extensively and to interesting places. Many are professionals and may still be working one or two days a week.” Malvern Menzies residents’ committee chair Don Hyde says people have made new friends and also continued their previous lifestyle, minus the concerns of maintaining a large family home and garden. “The people you meet here are achievers. They are all people who have made something of themselves and they’re still looking for new challenges. The residents’ committee is very strong and we have an excellent relationship with Becton – we are very fortunate.” At Renaissance Living in Surrey Hills, manager Amanda Williams says the preferred term is ‘retirement living’, with the emphasis on living. “We have a lot of singles as well as couples and our

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social life is a big thing. Some have come from family homes and they want more interaction, and they certainly have it here. We have 43 apartments and we all know each other well – there’s a family feel and support,” Williams says. “If you feel like chatting, there’s always someone in the library or the garden to talk to. We have happy hour every Friday night and it’s very well attended. We do a lot of eating together here but we also work out a lot. Every morning people are down in the pool or in the gym and walking together during the day. “There are group excursions and dinners and in-house events. It can be difficult to get new events into the calendar here because everyone is so busy.” \ liz mclachlan lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

athelstan \ 450 Camberwell Road, Camberwell. 9882 5800 » www.athelstan.com.au menzies malvern \ 1286 High Street, Malvern. 9500 9355 » www.menziesmalvern.com.au Renaissance living \ 932-936 Riversdale Road, Surrey Hills. 1300 836 392 » www.renaissanceliving.net.au Yarrbat Place \ 85 Yarrbat Avenue, Balwyn. 9836 5400 » www.yarrbatplace.com.au

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he 1920s Californian bungalow that stood at 29 Callantina Road for more than 80 years never really had a hope of fulfilling the lifestyle demanded at this coveted Scotch Hill address. City views are interrupted only by the grand old boarding houses of Scotch College. Trams can be heard sailing up and down the central artery of the inner east, Glenferrie Road. Today, the brand-new architect-designed family home that stands in its place is more likely to do this location justice. The beauty of starting from scratch is that everything is done right the first time. Custom-built to perfection, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom house has been designed to incorporate the latest in contemporary family comforts without compromising warmth. As any designer of contemporary houses will tell you, families need spaces that transform from living to entertaining with ease. While there’s a formal lounge immediately off the entry hall that could serve this purpose in this residence, the emphasis is on informal spaces at the rear of the house. Polished European oak parquetry floors in a herringbone pattern run from the front doors through to the second half of the ground level, which is taken up by an enormous open-plan family and meals area. About 50 square metres of the floor plan has been dedicated to living so, while the rooms are large, the hallways are as well. This gives the house a sense of proportion and grandeur often only found in neighbouring mansions built back when Hawthorn had a bit more room to move. From high concave skirting boards, pristine white walls meet three-metre ceilings, interrupted only by the black frames that border double-glazed windows dotted around the space. Off to one side, the sleek kitchen has bells, whistles and all the trimmings, as you’d expect. In among cabinets with a high-gloss finish lie integrated European appliances, including a Gaggenau microwave and espresso machine,

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as well as a double refrigerator. The CaesarStone waterfall benchtops also make an appearance in the spacious butler’s pantry, which has even more storage. Glass concertina doors fold away to maximise flow out to the elevated rear deck, creating indoor/outdoor living at its finest. Lawn on either side of the deck, surrounded by neat box hedges, provides a touch of greenery often missing from modern homes. Upstairs, there are four large bedrooms and a main bathroom off the wide central hallway. The main suite, to the left of the hall, sprawls over almost half of the top floor of the house. Travertine tiles in the en suite create a neutral, contemporary finish and the walk-in wardrobe has a window overlooking the backyard. With all accommodation confined to one zone, the extra space you have come to expect from the house by the time you’ve made it upstairs is a subtle blessing. A second bedroom also has an en suite, while two slightly smaller bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, share a large central bathroom, with mirrored feature tiles on the vanity for a touch of glamour. Below ground, there is a huge six-car garage that extends the entire length of the house. Grocery-laden trips to and from the car are made easier with direct lift access from the garage to the ground and first floors. A spacious home theatre is also under the house, with access off the garage. Fully fitted with surround sound, it is yet another addition to this house’s steadily growing list of luxuries, which includes central heating throughout, ducted vacuum and a wine cellar. Few would argue that Scotch Hill is known for its old homes, rather than its new ones. But while Victorian fretwork and Queen Anne turrets are big part of Hawthorn’s landscape, family homes such as this set the benchmark for what the future holds. \ Jo Davy property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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BALWYN NORTH Wrought-iron gates create an impressive entry to this 1940s family home. But make no mistake; the grandeur doesn’t stop here. The manicured front garden surrounds a cascading fountain, with box hedges lining the path to the front door. Inside, each of the living and entertainment areas is painted a different colour, each one richly pigmented to complement intricate cornicing throughout the house. Formal entertaining is confined to the front of the house, with elegant sitting and dining rooms the first off a central entrance hall. More informal living and entertaining is at the back of the house, but the space is no less striking with elaborate ceilings and rich, chocolate-brown walls. The kitchen shares an open plan with a living and meals area, and has marble benchtops and Miele appliances as well as a huge six-burner stove. Concertina doors lead to the sandstone outdoor entertainment area, with a retractable roof supported by grand pillars. The fully equipped outdoor kitchen overlooks the heated pool with steps down to a sauna. The sweeping staircase in the entry hall leads to four large bedrooms. Three share the main bathroom while the main has an enormous en suite and walk-in wardrobe. A loft above the garage has a small en suire and could be used as a self-contained office or converted to a fifth bedroom. \ JO DAVY

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This five-bedroom house on a 723 square metre block is a renovator’s delight. With a 20-metre frontage and great position close to the iconic Hedgeley Dene Gardens, it’s simply bursting with potential. At the front of the house, the main bedroom and lounge each benefits from bay windows offering garden views. A spacious dining room adjoins the lounge, both of which have gas heating, and a small study behind the living room opens to a huge backyard and pool; there’s plenty of space to landscape or extend. On the western side of the house, the bathroom and laundry sit either side of a second downstairs bedroom and opposite a 1970s-era kitchen and separate meals area. Upstairs are three more bedrooms, all of which feature built-in wardrobes and charming slanted ceilings, and a bathroom. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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Situated in one of Hawthorn’s East’s classic leafy streets is this beautiful two-storey Edwardian. From the front garden, elegant leadlight windows frame the door and bay windows, emphasising its period charm. Left of the spacious foyer is a sitting room with an open fireplace; to the right is a formal dining room. Past the downstairs study and bathroom is a stunning family room and kitchen. Tiled throughout, this delightfully airy space looks out through floor-to-ceiling windows to a pristine backyard with gas/solar-heated in-ground pool. The main bedroom, with ample built-in storage and a poolside en suite, shares similar views of the backyard. Upstairs are three bedrooms, each with built-in-desks and storage, a second living area and a bathroom with separate toilet. Extras include evaporating heating/cooling throughout and a backyard studio. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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HAWTHORN EAST It’s hard to believe this house existed before Hawthorn did. Built in the late 1850s under the supervision of renowned architect Leonard Terry, ‘Borak’ originally presided over 5.6 hectares in the village of Rathmines. While this home is a piece of Hawthorn’s history, the current vendors have performed an extensive renovation to ensure it remains part of its future. A beautiful Queen Anne façade was added in the early 1900s, and the elaborate fretwork that now exists in the entry is part of the original exterior of the house. The large office (or bedroom) at the front of the house is well lit through a curved north-facing bay window. A spacious main bedroom has high ceilings and a built-in wardrobe, as do two more bedrooms off the entry hall. Original features in the formal lounge include a fireplace and leadlight windows. Those in the dining room extend to beautifully preserved wallpaper, thought to be more than 100 years old. The rear extension is contemporary yet restrained to connect with the original part of the house. A kitchen full of commercial-grade appliances sits at the end of an informal living zone with a partially glazed ceiling. Positioned in the centre of the 1165-square metre block, the property has three outdoor living zones, the largest being the elevated rear deck overlooking the pool. \ JO DAVY

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59 Somers Avenue, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

131 Williams Road, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $1.545 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

30 Talbot Avenue, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 11-11.30am; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

Understatedly elegant, this superbly renovated double-storey three-bedroom residence delivers ultra-stylish interiors and enviable low-maintenance appeal.

A Stonnington City icon, this striking, fastidiously restored 1890 three-bedroom terrace is irresistible, irreplaceable and only moments from Hawksburn Village.

Secluded behind a high fence, this updated family home is destined to impress with its landscaped gardens and choice of living and entertainment areas.

Let's eat lunch @ Thread Café, 1373 Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ The Malvern Hotel, corner Glenferrie and Malvern roads Let's drink coffee @ Le Petit Prince, 1a Mercer Road

Let's eat lunch @ Café Latte, 521 Malvern Rd Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Thierry, 511 Malvern Rd Let's drink coffee @ Hobba, 428 Malvern Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Meg's Café, 266 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Jazz Ria, 228 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Laurent Bakery, 310 Whitehorse Road

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431 Mont Albert Road, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 10am ................................................................. OFI Thursday noon-12.30pm, Saturday 1-1.30pm .................................................................

150 Highfield Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

47 Greenwood Street, Burwood ................................................................. Price: $760,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 1.30-2pm .................................................................

Stylish throughout, this captivating house features lounge (open fireplace), dining, large deck, open-plan living, meals and chic kitchen.

This solid-brick house offers ideal family living with polished floors, central kitchen, large family room and deck with garden terrace.

Contemporary living and entertainment spaces. Features leadlight bay windows, ceiling roses and a serene mix of crisp white and polished timber floors.

Perfectly comfortable three-bedroom house set on 831sqm (approx) with the option to extend/renovate or build (STCA). Close to PLC and uni.

Let's eat lunch @ Peta's Café, 164 Elgar Rd Let's eat dinner @ Zab Thai, 1132 Riversdale Rd Let's drink coffee @ Café Frangipani, 1115 Riversdale Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 147 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ Grill Work, 1F Hamilton St Let's drink coffee @ Zimt, 171 Union Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Foodrinkery, 22 Banksia St Let's eat dinner @ Charntra, 740 Riversdale Rd Let's drink coffee @ Le Croissant, 1204 Toorak Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Santucci's, 1932 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Zouz Café, 1420 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ The Foodrinkery, 22 Banksia Street

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here was a 62 per cent clearance rate on the 26 $1 million-plus auctions we attended in Melbourne’s inner east and bayside, and an average of 1.5 bidders per auction. At a few auctions there was some big action. Four bidders played some very serious hardball for the art-deco duplex at 108a Addison Street, Elwood (Matthew Morley), taking the $1 million opening price to $1,430,000. There were also four bidders for the weatherboard family home at 24 Berwick Street, Brighton (Leigh Hallamore), which sold for $1,032,000 after an opening bid of $800,000. And in Camberwell, 7 Tyne Street (Walter Dodich), three bidders fought it out under the hammer to $1,240,000. But some bigger news was the action at an auction where a bidder upped the price by $525,000 on a property that was already on the market. Yep, that was an UP bid of $525,000. There were five bidders for 25 Huntingtower Road, Armadale. The bidder in question – who we had noticed had been looking extremely nervous all through the bidding – responded to a bid for $2,275,000 by offering $2.8 million.

In front of a stunned crowd, the up losing about $200,000. Our clients are auctioneer, Justin Long of Marshall White, now the owner of that Kew house. was about to knock the property down But there is more: in another example to this winning-by-a-mile bidder – now of seriously inappropriate buyer emotion seemingly paralysed with horror at what that also shows how Victorian law does not he had done – when one of the other protect the seller when a buyer “goes crazy”, bidders saved his bacon by questioning there is the case of 8 Davis Avenue, South whether the bidder realised he had upped Yarra (Peter Perrignon and Will Walton). the bid by $525,000. Here, a rather emotional buyer bid past Released by this comment from allcomers, and “bought” the property his paralysis of fear, the “winning” under the hammer. bidder now withdrew his bid, Except that then they decided to do and the auction proceeded a runner after the auction was over, from the last undisputed bid to by not signing the contracts. They We need a finally sell under the hammer change in the simply ran away, leaving a very for $2,350,000. upset vendor who in the end “lost” under-theYou may think this is an a similar amount to the buyer of hammer isolated incident. But the fact is the above Kew house. law that this kind of huge blunder by The legal comeback in Victoria an inexperienced or incompetent on this emotional buyer – nothing. bidder who succumbs to the stress and Zip, nilsky. peculiarities of a pressure-cooker auction This situation is something that, happens several times every weekend – and bizarrely, can happen in Victoria where for the large part, the buyers themselves are we are still subject to an archaic English to blame. law that means that there is no binding Why don’t they get professional help? deal to buy property until it is written Sellers do! down and both parties sign. As it applies to In another example, we have just under-the-hammer auctions, this law, completed the purchase of a house in the “Statute of Frauds”, has long been Kew that another buyer had purchased at repealed in Britain and but it still applies auction a few months ago. In their need to in Victoria. resell so soon after buying, this buyer ended Melbourne has a brilliant auction system,

possibly the envy of the world when it comes to transparent house exchanges. However, buyers in this market need to realise that they need to get professional advice just like sellers do. It is somewhat bizarre that in Victoria a buyer can walk in off the street, stick their hand in the air, buy a house under the hammer, not sign the contract and then run away – leaving a trail of destruction, with no comeback to the seller. It’s just as strange that buyers think that with no training and with no experience they can handle all auction situations – even though the seller has professional representation. A few tweaks could solve these issues. What we need is buyer preregistration, greater use of experienced professionals representing buyers, and a change in the under-the-hammer law so that if you bid and you win, then you own it. No walking away. \

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MALVERN

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Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 6 Lysterville Avenue Price \ $1.6 million – $1.75 million Auction \ September 22 at 11.30am

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Edwardian aficionados will be amazed by the spectacular condition of this house’s timber and glass fittings. Timber doorways separate each room from the next; wooden wall panels butt up against a regal maroon colour scheme and stained glass makes every window a feature in itself. The formal study and sitting rooms both have original fireplaces and step down to the large dining and lounge area, which connect to the kitchen and laundry under cathedral ceilings. Large east-facing windows line the back wall of the living space and reach out to the modern pool, timber deck and outdoor dining area. A separate guesthouse has its own bathroom and kitchenette and can be accessed privately from the side walkway. And, while there are just two bedrooms in the main part of the house, Bennison Mackinnon agent Andrew McCann says there are plenty of possibilities for additions. \ EDDIE MORTON

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 5

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Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 4

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31 Linlithgow Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $4.5 million + ................................................................. EOI Wednesday October 17 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Wed & Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

16 Reid Street, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.75 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm .................................................................

Substantial and imposing two-storey solidbrick period house located in one of Toorak´s most prized positions, set on approximately 1280sqm of land.

This open-plan Lewis Coote residence, in the Reid Estate, has four bedroomss, main with en suite, north-facing pool and outdoor entertainment area.

Let's eat lunch @ Puccino's, 459 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Thierry, 511 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Brown's Café, 489 Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Pure Italian, 249b Belmore Rd Let's eat dinner @ Benedetti, 346 Belmore Rd Let's drink coffee @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Rd

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3103

Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 4

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14-16 Yandilla Street, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million - $2 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thurs 11-11.30am; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

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Jellis Craig 9831 2800 4

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10 Bruce Street, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.45 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thurs 1-1.30pm; Sat from 2.30pm .................................................................

CAMBERWELL Extraordinary choices on a corner double block of 1452sqm (approx). Potential for townhouses or villas (STCA) or it can be turned into a dream family home.

Exemplary house in easy-to-manage surrounds featuring stylish formal areas, sun-filled casual expanses (stone/Euro kitchen) and theatre/games room.

Let's eat lunch @ Pure Italian, 249b Belmore Road Let's eat dinner @ Eastern Bell, 399 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ Mecca Latte, 5/346 Belmore Road

Let's eat lunch @ George's, 819 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Trinitas Thai, 955 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Zazu, 1377 Toorak Road

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Woodards \ 9805 1111 464 Burke Road Price \ $1.25 million Auction \ September 22 at 12.30pm

Burke Road is a busy drag. That is no secret. However, behind this house’s high fence and large front lawn, you would be forgiven for thinking otherwise. The formal lounge occupies the front of the ground floor, branching off the central foyer. Here, huge windows with garden views manage to dwarf grand fireplaces and distract the focus from a crystal chandelier. A separate study has been designed in the same formal style, before you enter the kitchen and casual meals area, where the house shifts to a more laid-back attitude. Recently renovated, the kitchen has a large island stone benchtop and Ilve appliances. The living and dining area look out to the backyard with its pool and guesthouse. Upstairs houses three of the four bedrooms including the main bedroom, which has built-in wardrobes and views of the surrounding suburb. The guesthouse has its own kitchenette and bathroom and sits, literally, poolside. \ EDDIE MORTON

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Built in 2010, this stylish house defines modern elegance. Manicured gardens and a solid-timber door provide a small insight into the grandeur of the interior. A study or extra bedroom with built-in wardrobe and tiled en suite is the first room on the left. A hallway with polished wooden floorboards leads to the formal living and dining room, which has chocolate-coloured carpet and tan walls. Patterned wallpaper creates a feature wall. The kitchen is next and has granite benchtops, brown cupboards and modern touches such as extending lights hanging over the breakfast bench. It shares the space with a meals area, which has access to the elevated sandstone outdoors area. Stairs lead down to the family room, multipurpose room and an outdoor entertainment area. The four bedrooms are upstairs; three share a bathroom with a bath while the main has an en suite with a double vanity and a large walk-in wardrobe. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

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Hocking Stuart \ 9830 7000 49 Fitzgerald Road Price \ $1.6 million – $1.76 million Auction \ September 22 at 2pm

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3124

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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Fletchers \ 9836 2222 32 Empress Road Price \ $770,000 – $850,000 Auction \ September 22 at 1.30pm

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Second homebuyers and small families will jump at the chance to move into this singlelevel renovated Surrey Hills house. Built c1910 and kept to its original beauty, it has a generous floor plan for a singlefronted residence. Stained-glass windows, timber floors and a pair of spectacular original fireplaces add an element of grandeur to two of the three bedrooms. Each bedroom has built-in wardrobes and shares the main bathroom. The rear of the house was recently renovated and, with a contemporary colour scheme, is in stark contrast with the front four rooms. East- and north-facing windows allow light to flood into this open living and dining space. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and stone benchtops. A brick-paved side pathway links the front and back gardens. Shops and schools are within walking distance. \ EDDIE MORTON

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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 3

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 2

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9 Lyric Grove, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am, 6-6.30pm; Sat from 11.30am .................................................................

11 Stawell Street, Prahran ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday September 22 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 11.30-noon; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

71/461 St Kilda Road, Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $1.35 million - $1.5 million ................................................................. EOI Monday October 29 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

This flawless family residence´s formal sitting room leads to a light-filled living/ dining and sublime marble kitchen opening to designer decking.

Fantastic renovated English attic-style solid-brick house with light-filled family spaces and a marble kitchen. Close to trains, trams and buses.

Superbly renovated and stylish large twobedroom apartment on the north-west corner of this landmark building, offering formal and informal living.

Let's eat lunch @ The Old Pie Shop, 367A Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Columbo's, 250 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road

Let's eat lunch @ Spoonful, 543 High St Let's eat dinner @ Lemnos Tavern, 445 High St Let's drink coffee @ Street Talk Café, 710 High St

Let's eat lunch @ The Willows, 462 St Kilda Road Let's eat dinner @ Dish, 379 St Kilda Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Vué, 401 St Kilda Road

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HAWTHORN EAST 28 Ryeburne Avenue

Historic Family Residence in Salubrious Surroundings One of Hawthorn´s original estates designed by renowned architect Leonard Terry then appreciably enhanced in the majestic Queen Anne style; ´Borak´ is a residence of historical significance that has beautifully evolved for exceptional family living and entertaining. Standing on an elevated 1165 sqm. allotment (approx.) with front and rear OSP, this magnificent four Bedroom, plus Study or fifth Bedroom, two bathroom home is ideally situated near the border of Canterbury and Camberwell the home offers easy acess to a host of private schools, Burke Road trams, shops and Rathmines park at the 50 The weekly review \ september 19, 2012

end of the street. Boasts stunning 1850s Diningroom with marble OFP, gracious Reception room with lead light bay window and OFP, extended modern Familyroom opening to entertainers deck, garden area and solarheated pool, ergonomic gourmet Kitchen, hydronic heating, cooling, alarm system and massive subfloor cellar.


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KEW 3 Belmont Avenue This brand new luxury family residence flooded in natural light sits proudly in a premier Kew location within walking distance to some of Melbourne´s finest schools, Cotham Village and Glenferrie Road. Feel comfortable and secure in your own piece of Kew paradise, with gardens by renowned designer Ben Scott. Enjoy entertaining under the covered alfresco area before retiring for coffee in front of the gas open fire in the formal lounge. Beautifully appointed accommodation includes formal lounge, powder room, vast open-plan kitchen/living/dining zone overlooking secluded rear garden, Miele kitchen with marble benchtops, ground floor master bedroom with enviable walk-in dressing room and huge marble ensuite drenched with natural light. Upstairs comprises sitting/study area and 3 further generous bedrooms with limestone/marble ensuites. Additional features include large double basement garage with cellar and storage rooms, ducted heating/cooling/ vacuum, solid oak herringbone parquetry floors and high ceilings throughout, Rogerseller tapware, French doors, private terrace, water tank and much more in this peaceful heritage listed location - minutes from city trams, shops, parks and quality schools.

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CAMBERWELL 464 Burke Road

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Enviable family lifestyle in a private sanctuary This spacious Georgian residence features 4 bedrooms or 3 plus study, 2 OFPs, 3 bathrooms, North facing modern kitchen/ family/meals extending out to a deck ,landscaped gardens, salt water pool, cellar and a self-contained unit. This home provides for both relaxed family living/ entertainment & within walking distance to all amenities.

Auction Sat 22 Sep, 12.30 View Thu & Sat 12:00 - 12:30 Helena Chow 0407 226 828 Lou Lihari 0408 978 577 Camberwell 9805 1111

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HAWTHORN 14/28 Wattle Road

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MONT ALBERT NORTH 1/549 Elgar Road

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A secure lifestyle with a stellar skyline vista

Exceptional fusion of timber and greenery

Sparkling inside, this low-maintenance 1st floor

Auction Sat 22 Sep, 11.00

This pristine split-level home adjoins a reserve,

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Tony Nathan 0412 285 066

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Quoting $690K - $750K

living space, gleaming kitchen (S/S appliances), 2

Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561

lounge room extends to a meals/family area and

View Thu 12:00 - 12:30, Sat 2:30 - 3:00

bedrms (BIRs), neat central bathroom & single car

Camberwell 9805 1111

decked courtyard, while 3 bedrooms and a study

Cameron Way 0418 352 380

share 2 bathrooms, with a bus at your door.

Blackburn 9894 1000

space. A prime entry-level investment.

Camberwell 273 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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BRIGHTON 1 Blairgowrie Court World-class architecture makes this one of Brighton´s most impressive homes. Its brilliance lies in its visionary design by Frank Macchia and state-of-the-art construction, crowned with a magnificent rooftop terrace with bay, city and Dandenong Ranges views. Deluxe living spaces are large and free-flowing, there´s 4 zoned bedrooms, a downstairs guest wing, separate media room/gym, heated floors, a 23-metre lap pool and every indulgence. A superb hideaway location, footsteps from the beach, Middle Brighton Baths and pier, and near Church St. Land: 660sqm ( approx. )

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Sturt Hinton 0408 788 789 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370

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Web

www.1blairgowriecourtbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 41 Broadway This superbly renovated elegant Edwardian one-of-a-pair features a Baltic Pine hallway, 3 bedrooms, full-width formal sitting room (GFP), pristine marble tiled bathroom, concealed laundry plus a sleek open-plan kitchen (Euro appliances) and generous north-facing family living domain featuring floorto-ceiling concertina doors (electric blinds) opening to a sandstone paved courtyard with motorized awning. Includes alarm, stone bench-tops, ample storage, hydronic heating, R/ C air-conditioner, landscaped gardens+auto watering.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 2.30pm

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Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

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Web

www.41broadwaycamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 16 Hope Street Stunning Edwardian blends period elegance with contemporary style through sitting room, formal dining, large study or 5th bedroom and gorgeous main bedroom (OFP) with en-suite/WIR. A children´s zone upstairs includes three further bedrooms (BIRs/WIR), study area, balcony and second bathroom. The generous living/dining with superb kitchen opening to a deep landscaped garden featuring solar heated pool and pool house. Features 4 OFPs, ducted heating, air-con upstairs, powder-room,irrigation and tandem garage. Land: 651sqm/7,005sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 5-5.30pm Saturday from 10am

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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www.16hopestreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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KEW 9 Carnsworth Avenue This classic c1950´s brick residence on a substantial elevated allotment (1,027sqm/11,062sqft approx) represents an outstanding opportunity to renovate or to rebuild a new home in an exclusive Studley Park cul de sac (STCA). The comfortable English-style residence comprises generous sitting room (OFP), adjacent dining overlooking a pool, separate living room (OFP), well-equipped kitchen with casual dining area, five large bedrooms and two bathrooms. Features alarm, ducted-heating, RC/air-conditioner, powderroom, laundry and basement double-garage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 2.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.9carnsworthavenuekew.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 51 Kent Road Set on a magnificent allotment of 1,187 sqm/12,776 sqft approx this 2-storey period family residence offers a perfect blend of period and contemporary living areas. Comprises: formal living & dining, rumpus room, upstairs retreat, 4 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), 2 further bathrooms, laundry; plus expansive informal family area with integrated ceiling speakers and superbly equipped kitchen, living+bar & dining flowing to a covered terrace. Includes intercom, tessellated tile verandahs, leadlight bay windows, OFPs, d/heating/ vacuum, roof storage, dble carport+shed+2xOSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 2pm

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Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 1.30pm

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Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.51kentroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN 12A Chatfield Avenue Perfectly positioned in the highly regarded Reid Estate, this gracious English inspired Masionette sits within a manicured garden setting enjoying an abundance of natural light and occupies a private and secure compact allotment. Comps: generously proportioned living and dining rooms with high ceilings, updated Euro kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, study or retreat, family bathroom, laundry with 2nd toilet and OSP for 2 cars. All within walking distance of Camberwell Grammar, local Parks & shopping and the 109 Tram.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 2.30pm

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Web

www.12achatfieldavenuebalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BLACKBURN 31 Myrtle Grove A flexible family sanctuary at the tranquil heart of the Bellbird area, ´Waratah´ is that longed-for lifestyle oasis designed for serene and secluded indoor/outdoor living and entertaining on a 1,319sqm approx. garden allotment. Cocooned under a canopy of magnificent trees with return driveway, this substantial 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom residence on a prestigious cul-de-sac adjoining parklands includes study/lounge, games room, gym with swimjet spa and steam room, huge entertainment decking and large backyard. Stroll to shops, trains and schools.

Auction

Saturday 6th October at 11.30am

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Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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Web

www.31myrtlegroveblackburn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON EAST 14 Shasta Avenue Hard to find, rare 5/6 bedroom for real families! Take the next step and experience indulgence with a prestige address. This is one of the newest homes in prized Shasta Avenue, near schools and Church St. Make this yours and you´ll be living in a home customised for executive living, with 5 bedrooms, a study, and 5 living areas. The beauty of this home is it works wonderfully as a family home, then comes alive as a palatial entertainer´s retreat. Parents´ zone, designer kitchen, auto gates, professional landscaping with outdoor living room and easy-care surrounds.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 2.30pm

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Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Kristen Hatt 0408 625 965 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000

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www.14shastaavebrightoneast.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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BURWOOD 22 Cromwell Street Architect designed with a commitment to sublime quality & contemporary style, this brilliant as-new residence blends zoned family living, 7.5 star energy rating & alfresco entertaining excellence a short stroll to PLC, Deakin University, shops, trams & parklands. Features double glazing, solar hotwater, LED downlights, heating/cooling, ducted vacuum & bifold doors to covered entertainment area & family-friendly garden. Includes 4 bedrooms, lounge with HeatnGlo fireplace, living & dining, premium Smeg kitchen, 2 bathrooms, remote-control double garage with workshop.

Auction

Saturday 6th October at 1.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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Web

www.22cromwellstreetburwood.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 589 Burke Road A prime Anderson Hill location surrounded by blue chip amenities lays the perfect foundation for the future of this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1970s brick home situated on a deep 929sqm allotment (approx) that´s bursting with potential. Opportunities such as that presented at this exceptional address are becoming increasingly rare so secure now and explore the unparalleled possibilities including rebuilding or multi-dwelling complex (STCA). Perfectly positioned seconds to shops and cafÊs, Anderson Park, schools and trams.

Auction

Saturday 6th October at 2.30pm

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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Web

www.589burkerdcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 150 Highfield Road A superb Federation family residence, one of the original houses in the area, highlights light airy spaces & classic contemporary living/entertaining spaces. The brilliantly renovated/extended interior comprises sitting room, 4 bedrooms (main/ensuite), study/office (own entry), laundry & state-of-art kitchen with stone bench-tops & Technika S/S appliances plus an informal living zone opening to a deck, garden & s/heated in-ground pool. Includes video/intercom/ alarm, zoned ducted heating+cooling, OFPs, rem/tandem/ garage+OSP. Land: 791sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 12.30pm

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 12pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Web

www.150highfieldroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 4 Kerr Crescent This impressive contemporary Georgian-inspired two-storey residence is complemented by light-filled living spaces of impressive proportions featuring marble tiled entrance coupled with beautiful Ironbark/Red Gum floors, formal sitting/dining room, study, powder room, laundry, all-white contemporary kitchen with informal dining/living opening to a paved entertaining area and leafy garden. Upstairs has a generous retreat & four bedrooms (BIRs), 3+ensuites. Includes alarm, ducted/heating/cooling/vacuum, rem/double garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 10.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10am

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Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

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Web

www.4kerrcrescentcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 33 Adrian Street Art Deco appeal introduces this four bedroom home´s substantial, family focused spaces close to parks, Alamein train line and Hartwell Village. Traditional formal sitting and dining rooms lead to stunning vaulted open plan living and dining area which enjoys endless northern light and includes a kitchen zone featuring granite bench-tops and Bosch appliances. Sunny decking and an established garden contribute to exceptional outdoor appeal, enhanced by the northerly rear aspects. Carport plus parking. Land 705sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 10.30am

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Web

www.33adrianstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 58 Leura Grove This wonderful Solid brick Edwardian two-storey family residence c1920 perfectly located close to Camberwell Junction, Toroonga Village Complex, Anderson Park, schools and transport showcases period features with spacious zoned formal/informal living areas, study, upstairs retreat, 4 bedrooms, (main ensuite) 2 bathrooms, stylish granite/Euro kitchen, laundry; plus a landscaped gas/solar-heated inground pool & external studio/retreat or home office. Features include alarm, OFPs, d/heating/cooling/vacuum, roof storage, tandem OSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 12.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Web

www.58leuragrovehawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 94 Pleasant Road Most charming early 1920s brick family home offers up to five bedrooms, a large formal sitting-room, bay window & OFP, modern open plan rear kitchen/meals/family room which opens directly onto a private terrace and spacious garden setting. Inc. original period features incl. stainglass leadlight windows, timber panelling, ornate plasterwork and Baltic pine floors; all less than 200m to Burke Road & near Junction shopping precinct, NB generous land 774sqm approx & some potential for updating required

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 12.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 116 Rathmines Road Beautifully renovated/presented late Edwardian brick oneof-a-pair in super location boasting superb period features with quiet, all-white interior comprising 3 bedrooms, porcelain tiled bathroom, powder room, Euro laundry, stylish kitchen/dining area opening to the living room featuring a large picture window providing captivating vistas over splitlevel decks to an exceptionally deep, leafy garden. Features include Euro appliances, split-system R/C air-conditioners, hydronic heating, water tanks, storage shed, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 11.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Web

www.116rathminesroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 2/20 Selwood Street Tucked away in a quiet, secluded, tree-lined cul-de-sac. One of only three, this two-storey townhouse has been renovated with style and flair, featuring timber floors, spacious openplan living/dining area, sleek kitchen, opening to a generous terrace; plus a laundry with separate WC , air-conditioned cellar. Upstairs has two bedrooms, main with WIR/ensuite and a pristine bathroom & off-street parking.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 1.30pm

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.2-20selwoodstreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 39 Tourello Avenue Instantly appealing this pretty 3 bedroom home provides the perfect opportunity for buyers wishing to scale down, professional couples or offers scope to re-build without compromising on location. Enviably positioned moments from Camberwell Junction and the new Tooronga Village Complex, with easy access to an excellent array of prestige schools including Auburn South Primary and Bialik plus CityLink/CBD, Anderson Park and Gardiners Creek trails favoured by north rear aspect. Land: 424sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 11.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.39tourelloavenuehawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 11 Rochester Street This architecturally inspired residence has been constructed with a commitment to quality & luxurious appointments creating a 3-level light-filled gallery-like interior featuring 4 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), 2 bathrooms, powder room, laundry, study, 3 formal/informal living areas with deck+ courtyards, state-of-the-art kitchen+butlers pantry. Includes video intercom, alarm, latest technology, hydronic heating, refrig. cooling, d/vacuum, tanks+irrigation, basement garage. Enviably located in Studley Park environs.

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Ericka Wong 0411 472 849 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.11rochesterstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 1 East Street This Edwardian inspired modern residence surrounds itself with all the attractions of Glenferrie Road shopping, Malvern Road cafes, trams and Tooronga station. Inviting living and dining rooms lead to separate kitchen/meals featuring marble bench-tops, polished floors and loads of northern light. Main bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuite appreciates its own zone, distinct from two additional north facing bedrooms sharing a sky lit bathroom. Ducted heating. Sunny courtyard. Internal access to double garage.

Auction

Saturday 6th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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www.1eaststreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT 6 Barloa Road An outstanding opportunity in a highly-coveted location within a moments walk to Mont Albert Primary School, this impressive three bedroom, two bathroom 1920s Federation Bungalow residence has all its period charm surrounded by divine garden environs and rear views towards the Dandenong Ranges. Superbly sited on a 697sqm allotment (approx), enjoy this comfortable attic-style home with a flexible floorplan now then further improve with extension or rebuilding (STCA) close to Whitehorse Road shopping, trams and parks.

Auction

Saturday 13th October at 11.30am

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Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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www.6barloaroadmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT 19 St James Avenue Situated in the highly regarded Windsor Park Estate with easy access to Surrey Hills or Mont Albert train stations & Hamilton Street shopping & cafĂŠs, this is an increasingly rare opportunity to secure the essentials of smart real estate investment - excellent location, generous parcel of land, great street presence and offers scope for further enhancement. Comps: 4/5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, multiple living and dining areas, gourmet Miele kitchen, swimming pool, double carport and original stables (currently being used as a studio).

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 10.30am

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Thursday 3.15-3.45pm & Saturday from 10am

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Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Web

www.19stjamesavenuemontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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PRAHRAN 11 Stawell Street A canopied, tree lined streetscape complements the inviting mood of this fully renovated English Attic style solid brick home built in 1918. A classical living room/fourth bedroom and central sitting room create ideal first impressions, matched by light filled family room/informal dining and a marble kitchen. A downstairs main bedroom with ensuite is accompanied by a second downstairs bathroom and two upstairs bedrooms, each with appealing outlooks, sharing a third bathroom. Carport. Close to trains, trams, buses

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 10.30am

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Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday from 10am

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Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.11stawellstreetprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 27 Bath Road This attractive Californian Bungalow with preferred north rear orientation is ideally located in a family friendly location and features a generous informal living area and stylish kitchen overlooking a large paved outdoor entertaining area and landscaped gardens whilst the traditional front rooms have been renovated to highlight art deco features complemented by formal living/dining (OFP), 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one+laundry), study/4th bedroom. Features include alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, workshop/storage. Land: 650 sqm/6,996 sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd September at 10am

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Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 9.30am

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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www.27bathroadgleniris.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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Prahran 82 Bendigo Street This stunning freestanding architecturally renovated 3-bedroom Victorian showcases excellent indoor-outdoor liveability with fabulous open plan living, private courtyard, stone kitchen with outdoor servery, excellent storage & hydronic heating throughout.

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 13th October - 12.30pm > MEL REF 58 / E6 > EPR $750,000 - $820,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew James 0411 420 788 Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 > VIEW

Prahran East 45 Pridham Street Offering generous accommodation & a sought after direct Nth aspect this renovated 3BR brick gem will delight. Beautifully presented & comprising arched entry, open plan kitchen, dining & living room to low maintenance rear courtyard, 2 bathrooms & 2nd large living.

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Hawthorn 1/1b Kinkora Road A brilliant lifestyle investment. Tree-top views from the balcony of this large 1st floor apartment are a wonderful reminder that Glenferrie Road’s boutique shops and culinary delights are just a short stroll away. With only 10 in the block, enjoy this blue-chip location from the generous lounge with gas heater and balcony access. Recently refurbished, polished boards enhance the meals area and well-appointed kitchen. Step out to the balcony from 1 of the 2 double bedrooms with built-in robes, serviced by a crisp white bathroom with laundry facilities. With auto garage and 2nd car space, leave the car behind and walk through Hawthorn’s best streets to a number of tram routes and train station. Includes panel heating, secure entry and intercom. 2

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Surrey Hills 13 Tower Street Indoor appeal, outdoor allure. Majestic trees and a generous leafy garden provide a picturesque setting for this delightful brick home. Spilling onto a covered alfresco deck and sun-drenched, child friendly lawn, enjoy the lounge room with French doors and open fire place. The warmth of polished timber floors sweeps through the fantastic kitchen with stainless steel appliances and adjoining meals area. A contemporary colour palette enhances the 3 double bedrooms, each boasting lovely garden views. Further appointments include central bathroom, ducted heating, store room and covered BBQ area. Close to Box Hill Centro, Westfield Doncaster, Hamilton Street cafes and both Surrey Hills and Mont Albert train stations along with easy access to Melbourne’s best schools. 3

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You’re invited to a Landlord’s Night Wednesday, 3rd October, 2012 6.30pm for 7pm start - 8.30pm Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club 489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong VIC 3144

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Director, Ray White Group

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Senior Inspector, Consumer Affairs Victoria

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National Manager, Loan Market Group RSVP to chiara.harrington@raywhite.com or tel 03 9831 8940

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GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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247 Red Hill Road Red Hill South

AUCTION Sunday 14th October at 2pm

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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CALL “Cefalu” – With Arguably the Best Views in Red Hill This tasteful 4 bedroom weatherboard home on 1 acre (approx) features Andrew Hines Prue McLaughlin main living/dining area and open plan gourmet kitchen with high ceilings and a wall of glass doors that open out onto the return verandah overlooking the manicured gardens and breath taking vista over Western Port and Phillip Island. Comprises master suite with doors onto the veranda, modern ensuite and walk in robe, second bedroom with ensuite, 2 more bedrooms, family bathroom and home office/library. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 2 - 2.30pm

0400 630 630 0417 389 006

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september 19, 2012 \ The weekly review 111


1/198 The Esplanade Brighton

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 3rd October at 5pm 112 The weekly review \ september 19, 2012

Undeniably One of Brighton’s Elite “Pirrotta-Carr-Bangay” – A symphony of Melbourne’s design masters With panoramic views of Brighton beach, this solid, luxury filled, low maintenance home delivers it all. Showcasing world class finishes, interior/ exterior pond & waterfall, 3 bedrooms with BIRs, en-suites & TV’s. A luxurious indoor/outdoor entertaining room with gourmet cooking & pool. A fabulous state-of-the-art Home Cinema with luxurious seating. Featuring chef’s Gaggenau kitchen, 3 gas log fires, video security, lift & 3 car spaces.

CALL Stewart Lopez Miranda Leeden

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 1.15 - 1.45pm

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0418 377 757 0499 475 616


16 Reid Street Balwyn

AUCTION Saturday 22nd September at 11am

Executive Family Excellence One of Balwyn’s finest family lifestyle precincts, the Reid Estate, is the superb setting for this signature Lewis Coote residence, brilliantly designed & oriented for light-filled executive living & entertaining. Ideally located within a short distance to leading schools, Deepdene & Balwyn shops & trams, this impressive one owner home with 4 BRs (main with ensuite & 3 upstairs BRs) 2 further bathrooms, study presents perfectly on a low-maint. block with nth-facing heated pool.

CALL Nicole Gleeson Scott Patterson Michael Liu

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

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0414 809 221 0417 581 074 0402 699 076

september 19, 2012 \ The weekly review 113


25 Parlington Street Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 22nd September at 2pm 114 The weekly review \ september 19, 2012

Timeless Elegance In Schools Locale Amidst glorious garden by private schools and Norway Reserve, this gracious Arts & Crafts residence c1905 on 999sqm retains all of its character & charm. Sympathetically enhanced delivering ďŹ&#x201A;exible family living, this two-level home highlights stained glass windows, OFPs & modern appointments with beautiful street presence & proximity to Burke Rd. Offers 4 BRs & study, 2 baths, sitting room, dining, family area to alfresco oasis (spa), well-appointed kitchen & 3/4 car garage.

CALL Chris Alcock Scott Patterson

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

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0407 907 748 0417 581 074


12a Martin Court Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 22nd September at 1pm

2 Davison Place South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 22nd September at 12noon

Rare Court Location Conveniently located only a short stroll to Toorak Village is this 2 storey townhouse. With scope to further update, the home comprises spacious living and dining rooms, powder room, kitchen with family meals area leading to sunny North facing courtyard garden. Upstairs 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a very desirable double garage.

CALL Jacqueline Ralph Gerald Delany

VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm

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City Chic In The Hub Of South Yarra This outstanding home showcases flawless design, remarkable views and proximity to all amenities. Hidden behind the hum of Chapel Street, this quiet 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home features secure east/west facing balconies on each of the 4 levels, complemented by polished wooden flooring throughout. Catering for all occasions is the OPL area with Miele appliances, stone bench tops, and gas fire. Also includes ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, double lockup garage, intercom and alarm.

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Tom Staughton 0411 554 850

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Thursday 5 - 5.30pm

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0418 106 068 0418 355 337

september 19, 2012 \ The weekly review 115


2705/368 St Kilda Road Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 26th September at 5pm

1/11 Trafalgar Road Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 22nd September at 1pm 116 The weekly review \ september 19, 2012

Royal Domain Tower – Defining Luxury This luxurious upper floor, three bedroom plus study residence of approx. 306sq.m, features fabulous 270 degree vistas to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Albert Park and Port Phillip Bay. Main bedroom (Comprising two Polyform walk-in robes & marble ensuite), second bathroom, two further bedrooms, powder room and separate laundry and motorised blinds throughout. Four side by side car parks and massive store room.

CALL Tim Blackett Alex Schiavo

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

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Single-Level Serenity Taking pride of place in much-admired ‘St. John’s Wood’, this delightful 3 bedroom double-fronted villa unit is superbly situated behind deep established garden offering absolute peace of mind with desirable double lock-up garage, comfort, security, manageability & convenience. In an exclusive block of only 4, prized proximity to Burke/Riversdale Rds, train station & parks enhances an exceptional low-maintenance lifestyle for downsizers, investors & first-home buyers.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

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0400 780 700 0419 239 549

0419 305 802 0423 759 481


2/1 College Parade Kew

AUCTION Saturday 22nd September at 12noon

431 Mont Albert Road Mont Albert

AUCTION Saturday 22nd September at 10am

Premier Private School Position Stroll to many of Melbourne’s finest schools from this outstanding executive townhouse delivering low-maintenance lifestyle in secluded & secure surroundings. Luxuriously finished and appointed, impressive frontage on the parade sets the standard in classical-contemporary distinction. Enhanced by heat/cooling, alarm & parquetry floor, 3 BRs, 2 bathrooms, powder room, versatile formal area, spacious living/dining overlooking entertainers’ garden, gourmet kitchen & auto DLUG.

CALL Scott Patterson Glenys Pitkin

VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

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Countless Charms Amidst Glorious Gardens Nestled behind high-walled gardens handy to Mont Albert Village, train, tram and schools, this enchanting 1940’s 3 bedroom plus study, 2 bathroom home reveals classic charms and contemporary comforts amidst luxuriant north-facing gardens. Polished timber layout comprising fireside living, refined dining, quality-fitted kitchen and lovely familyroom overlooking pretty deck and lushly lawned gardens. Also attic storage, generous double garage and 23,500L water storage.

CALL Daniel Bradd Richard Spratt

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 9.30 - 10am

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0417 581 074 0418 860 927

0411 347 511 0412 493 189

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MAGICAL MURRAY RIVER “PARREARRA” (By The River)

ULUPNA - STRATHMERTON A MAGNIFICENT MURRAY RIVER LIFESTYLE COMPLIMENTED BY 4 BEDROOM BRICK RESIDENCE IN A MAGNIFICENT GARDEN SETTING.

100 ACRES - 40 ha Approx 12 kilometres from the Murray Valley Highway at Strathmerton via Bourchiers Road & Ulupna Bridge Road, adjacent to Murray River Reserve and Carters Beach.

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Auction Sat 6th October at 1.00pm - on site

Melbourne (03) 9866 5588 0418 317 440 Benalla office: 0419 579 558

441 St. Kilda Rd. Melbourne www.prh.com.au

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HISTORIC “DROMKEEN HOMESTEAD” - CIRCA 1889) 1012 KILMORE ROAD - RIDDELLS CREEK

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The home of Dromkeen National Collection Centre for Picture Book Art is to be sold. An historic property ideally suited to lifestyle living or training/function centre. Set in magnificent gardens, “Dromkeen Homestead” offers 5 B.R.s, 3 bathrooms and numerous formal and informal living areas. Sited on 24 beautiful acres with elevated and sweeping views of the district. Only 1.7km from Riddells Creek town, railway station and 30 minutes airport. Separate WB function complex offering modern large kitchen and toilet facilities.

441 St. Kilda Rd. Melbourne

Auction

Saturday 13th October at 2.00pm - on site

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

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Auction - Saturday 6 October at 11am

Gisborne

Reserve Price $745,000 115 Outlook Lane View Sat 22 Sep 1-1.30pm Sleek, cutting-edge architecture. Panoramic country views Contact Julian Davies A stunning minimalist architect-designed concept-home enjoying an absolutely 0407 670 234 sensational outlook to Mount Macedon situated on 4.18 acres high above Jackson’s Creek.

Auction - Saturday 6 October at 3pm

Woodend

Reserve price $620,000 View Sat 22 Sep 11-11.30am Contact Julian Davies Captivating three bedroom period style weatherboard home with all the modern 0407 670 234 comforts complimented by a leisurely front lawn, only minutes from central Woodend.

43 Tweddle Lane ‘Bramlea Cottage’ on approximately an acre

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Dromana

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13 - 15 Garner Street, Dromana

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This award wining architecturally designed & built Mark Lews house backs on to the Arthur’s Seat National Park with impressive views across Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne. The property also features a fully tiled, solar heated, salt chlorinated swiming pool. Separate from the main house is a fully self contained studio apartment sitting on top of a three car remote controlled garage. This magic property spans two house blocks & is nestled in a fully landscaped low maintenance garden. Auction Saturday 20th October at 1.00pm Terms 10% deposit, balance to be paid in 60 days Inspection Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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