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the interests of the animals first, and only then find ways for us to observe them, they are not immoral.” The thoughtful and highly professional employees of the Melbourne Zoo would argue without hesitation that they do just this, but I find it hard to see that the limited space afforded the big cats and the primates, for example, achieves this when we know with what speed and strength they move great distances in their natural habitat. The open-range zoo at Werribee comes closest to achieving this state, and is my preferred place. I may be very much alone in this anxiety, and I wonder if technology will come to my aid in the future. There is little of the animal world that can’t be seen already, in glorious high-definition colour, in David Attenborough’s superb body of work; now virtual zoos, online animal libraries, webcams in the wild and satellite systems will bring me – and a curious young member of the family – closer and closer to these extraordinary creatures without them having to be shipped halfway around the world for our viewing pleasure. In the meantime I know I’m missing out on something, but I can find no easy place for myself on this side of those bars. \

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Be bold and let style be an extension of you, says Dhav NaiDu.

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en will not flinch in spending top dollar on the latest home-entertainment system, a new car or even the latest whiz-bang technology, but, for the majority of blokes, digging up the cash to buy a suit is not only painful, it is also so down the priority list. They would rather look drab and dress in polyester than swagger in a well-made suit. My dad, who to this day is a beacon of effortless, sartorial elegance, told me that if you have only one suit, it should be a darn good one, fitted to perfection. There is a lot to consider when buying a suit – fit, fabric, style, occasion and budget. We throw around words such as bespoke and luxury as though there aren’t any other words in the English dictionary to describe well-made premium suits. The words have lost their meaning as every Tom, Dick and Harry able to cobble together a suit labels it luxury and bespoke. The true definition of these words is clothes that need no introduction: the exquisite cloth and seamless detailing used at Gucci; the time-honoured craftsmanship and quality employed at the legendary men’s institution Ermenegildo Zegna; the up-to-the-minute styling at ck Calvin Klein; and, at last I am bursting with Australian pride, something to call our very own – P. Johnson Tailors, a true gentlemen’s tailor in the tradition of the coveted legends of Savile Row. Patrick of P. Johnson trained for many years under a master on Savile Row and uses his skill to create garments that are distinctively suited to our climate. Some will cast me off as snobbish but men’s style is not about peacocking or straining for attention. As the 18th-century naturalist Comte Georges-Louis Leclerc de Buffon observed: “The style is the man himself.” Style should not be studied or copied – it needs to be an extension of your personality. A suit fitted right and worn well speaks volumes. In these pages we get a glimpse of suits that have luxury pretty well sewn up for the season. So this spring, make a bold decision and invest in a well-fitted suit that is a definite cut above the rest. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Sam Blanchard wearS \ Ermenegildo Zegna mohair jacket, cashmere/ wool-blend turtleneck and wool tweed trousers, Bvlgari Gerald Genta watch. matt maud wearS \ P. Johnson suit, shirt and pocket square and Kiton tie.

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Credits crEatiVE dirEction \ Dhav Naidu ModElS \ Sam Blanchard & Matt Maud (London Management) Hair \ James Furness for Kevin Murphy, www.kevinmurphy.com.au GrooMinG \ Keira Hocking PHotoGraPHy aSSiStant \ Rohan Young

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My View \ Katrina Hall dips Her toe into online sHopping

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ou’d think I’d have learnt my lesson after the last time. But clearly not, as I just now went ahead and purchased another pair of bathers online, for the second year in a row. To be honest, I don’t know how things went so pear shaped last year. I was so meticulous about the measurements, but all those centimetres around my middle and chest came as a bit of a shock, so to make myself feel better I shaved off a few. And the only measuring device I could find in the house was a ruler, which was very hard to twist around my waist on account of the fact that it was made of metal, so let’s just say the bottoms were on the tight side and the dress-top-thing which was meant to look a bit vintagey might actually have been more appropriate if I was nine months gone, or 92. But I went ahead and wore them anyway. Anything, even togs that don’t fit very well, is infinitely better than having to try on bathers in a shop. There’s no way I’m ever going to stand and look at myself – all white and lumpy under fluoro lights – again in my life, and with some strange girl offering inappropriate styling suggestions every two minutes. Let’s have it on record now: I won’t ever wear a bikini again, and I like a boyleg style for important reasons that involve not having to include a regular waxing in my already busy life even if the boyleg makes my legs look stumpy. And quite frankly, I don’t feel I should have to explain that to anyone ever again. The last time I bought bathers from a shop I was pregnant and kind of lost my balance trying to get my legs into a

one-piece, and sort of fell backwards out of the changing room half-naked. Well, sort of fully naked, actually. So, because of that trauma I wore the bathers I bought that day for 10 years. A horrifying thought for some, but when you do the stats, which is on average two swims a year, it’s surely not all that bad to keep wearing something for that long? And once your stomach has grown a couple of people inside it, you pretty much need maternity bathers for the rest of your life anyway, which was the internal conversation I had with myself every time it was over 30 degrees and the kids said “please mum, can we go for a swim?”. Buying clothes online has become a bit of a guilty I won’t pleasure for me this year. It’s exciting, it doesn’t take ever wear as long as actually shopping at the shops and you don’t need to take off your clothes or your pyjamas a bikini or talk to lying shop girls, and those positives by far again outweigh the risks. I’ve had some great successes and only two items (on sale, I hasten to add) have arrived in an off-kilter size or shape and are now carefully hidden in the back of the cupboard so the other adult in the house is none the wiser. He can’t talk. He bought two suits from America a size too small and, rather than send them back and exchange them for a bigger size, thought it was easier and less expensive to just pay for another two and give the smaller versions to his brother. And I’m keeping that one up my sleeve for when I need it. Anyway, I’ve ordered the bathers in, I’m hoping, an appropriate size, and am now awaiting their arrival, ears primed for the doorbell, and fingers and toes crossed. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcoMe your feedback

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barista \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS PLATFORM 1 CAFÉ call in for a coffee on the way, lots of mums on their morning walks and uni students who come in regularly too. We do a lot of takeaway coffees, but more people are starting to allow time before they catch their train to sit down and enjoy their coffee.”

coffee orders and counts down the minutes to the next train’s arrival. It’s all part of the service at this commuter pit stop. Cam and his wife Samantha took over an existing café inside the He began in old ticketing office at Riversdale train hospitality more station 18 months ago, injecting a breezy than 20 years ago, but Cameron Lea says enthusiasm and a personal touch. he learnt most about coffee and making It’s a first café business for Samantha, it during the five years he worked as a customer who met Cam at a café he a sales representative for Map Coffee. owned in Northland eight years ago. Cam uses Map’s Italian-roasted He trained her to be a barista and she Napoli blend, a traditional combo of worked at Grazing Plates and Platters 80 per cent arabica and 20 per in East Kew four years before cent robusta beans that he the couple bought Platform 1 “Our describes as “a really great together. The East Kew café customer morning coffee”. has changed its name to Fat base catches “It was my favourite blend Penguin and is now managed the train to when I worked for Map. It’s by Cam in the afternoons. work.” got a really nice cocoa flavor Samantha has been working with a nice punch to finish.” as Platform 1’s main barista, but Cam will continue to operate hung up her apron two weeks ago the café’s two-group Wega espresso for impending motherhood. machine and work as its head barista The couple lives in Diamond Creek in his wife’s absence. But Samantha and travels into Camberwell in the early says she’ll be “popping in” to check up hours of the day. “There’s no traffic and on him. A Platform 1 short macchiato the hours are fantastic; this has been was nicely extracted, its creamy milk the best business Cam has ever had,” emulsion adding a soothing finish to says Samantha. “Eighty per cent of our that robusta punch. \ customer base catches the train to work. ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au But we also have locals who drive and

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Energy is centred around the fire engine-red espresso machine at this charming commuter fuel stop: coffee orders, on-the-go breakfasts and banter with the operations team keeping an eye on the approaching train’s arrival. White walls, polished timber floors, moulded white chairs and darker timber veneer tables provide functional comfort for pre-rail users on the city-bound side of the tracks every weekday morning. There are splashes of red in a big enamel jug filled with fresh blooms and takeaway coffee cups, and colour in racks holding magazines and newspapers beside an easy-to-read analog clock that ticks away the minutes. \

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food \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS GRAZE ON GREY

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hen I first heard it, the name seemed inappropriate, conjuring seedy images of Grey Street and another style of grazing. But give me a shake; I think I’m the one in the past. This is a precinct if not transformed, at least glowing brighter – day and night. No one could say bold developers and determined restaurateurs haven’t made a considered grab at this area’s upward and onward populace. Karen Martini co-opened Mr Wolf in Inkerman Street in 2004, and across the road there’s last year’s reinvigorated Newmarket Hotel, which is about to add a high-end cellar bar, some spunky-looking cafés and Machi, a cute Japanese that’s jumped onto my review list for the charming way its enthusiastic young employee was on the street, touting for business. Dining business. Two doors down from Graze on Grey, upmarket café Dr Jekyll has made its mark since 2010 too. So maybe grazing here isn’t such a bad idea. Let’s hope this lovingly construed enterprise by two first-time restaurateurs makes a fist of it. Head chef and owner Muhammad Ahmat (ex-Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant, Apollo Bay) and his business partner Neil Perch had to take four coats of maroon paint off the walls and ceilings in the space that belonged to Middle-Eastern nomad Bedouin Kitchen when they opened last year. WA-born Ahmat was head chef under Ian Curley at The Point in 2005 and 2006 and The European in 2007. He and South African-born Perch (Sebel Heritage, Oceania Cruises), a trained chef who takes care of front of house, met while working at The Point. The menu is a flip through cultures, a flexible guide of sorts to recent trends. It’s not without imagination, but comprises what the trade calls “favourites” – you’ll graze on safe, familiar turf here. And, as the name suggests, it’s a selection of sharing, snacking options. The short wine list is well-priced and mostly from Victoria and South Australia, with the odd French or Spanish addition. There’s a nine-strong list by glass or carafe, a pithy cocktail list and beer, cider and spirit choices. We had the weekly special, a 2009 Château de Ruth Côtes du Rhône. I would have liked a little more zing in the spicy prune jam that arrived as a smear on the big white disc holding our duck and mushroom cigarillos. It barely made an impact, particularly as the “mini cigars” were clunkers. The trio though, jauntily presented in a wide-mouthed, vase-sized glass, were filled with well-treated, finely textured duck meat and pleasingly infused with the earthiness of the mushrooms. The golden pastry’s texture could have been finer, but we enjoyed the surplus crunch where the layers wrapped and folded. Pork and ginger wontons in a delicate chilli and coriander broth is a dish I would have preferred solo. Doling out a little broth on top of each parcel isn’t the same as tucking in and breathing the fumes. And five is a frustrating number to share between two. Again, the meat in the parcels was good, with definite texture and with a vivid flash of ginger. The chilli and coriander broth, based on a nicely clarified pork stock, was vivid

Pork & ginger wontons

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and light, but needed a slightly bigger kick too. Slow-cooked pork belly with lentils and apple and fennel jelly has been on and off the menu, depending on the weather. Ahmat’s version is quite fine. He removes the skin and rolls the meat, which makes for agreeable presentation and intensity of flavour. It’s topped with

a big “prawn cracker” of crackling, and the lentils, in a pork-belly stock reduction, retained good form. The dish is enlivened by little pools of just-tart, melting, seaweed-green jelly. Asparagus and goat’s cheese terrine, served with a roasted baby beet salad of orange, parsley and fennel, is a classic flavour marriage but needed a little more zip too. Perhaps some peppercorns, maybe a few herbs, some lemon zest, even a bit of garlic would have added interest. The smooth, creamy terrine, a vegetable-dotted tile wrapped in spinach leaves, was dressed with a fine drizzle of oil and served with the most divine ciabatta bread I’ve chewed on in a while. (I assume it was from the menu-mentioned newly established Woodfrog bakery in Barkly Street, and I will confirm that for myself soon.) As for dessert options – share if you must, but maybe not the warm flourless chocolate brownie, divinely moist and topped with a super-white chocolate mousse, or the comforting apple and berry crumble with its fine cookie-dense topping. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au to read more reviews

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That fabulous, famous timber door, the lead-enhanced windows, ageing weatherboards and worn slate floors have been treated with care. Highlighted with hues of grey, they bring new life to the space. Inside, paler shades lift the once-mysterious mood and the old maroon ceilings have been spruced to white. Pre-loved timber furniture has received added gloss too, augmented by the slick black bar, shelving, stools and framed photographs of St Kilda. The 18-seat table in the central room and timber-decked courtyard invite boozy meals and dining under the stars. \ OCTOBER 24, 2012 \ The weekly review 13


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n the days before pay-per-view television, I stood in a crush of sozzled men in stonewashed, stretch jeans on a Sunday afternoon before a giant screen at Crown Casino watching Mike Tyson fight Evander Holyfield for the World Boxing Association heavyweight title. I went mainly to see the women on the undercard – Christy Martin and Andrea DeShong. What I didn’t expect to see in the main event was an act of cannibalism that left me gaping in utter disbelief. A frustrated Tyson, losing the fight, bit a chunk off his opponent’s ear and spat the flesh onto the canvas. “He actually bit the guy’s ear off?” I asked the guy next to me, who seemed as astonished as I was. Holyfield began almost comically leaping in pain, his glove to his ear as the crowd in the casino booed and jeered at the screen and the ring was invaded, the whole scene descending into anarchy after only three rounds. I had recently started boxing and I was confused by what I saw. The women had been excellent and inspiring. The men had been a disgrace. Tyson was surely a coward, a bully, an idiot and a madman! What kind of sport was I getting myself into? Fifteen years later I am sitting alone in a room with him … sort of. In the intervening years women’s groups have tried to keep Tyson out of the country because he is

a convicted rapist. He was banned from boxing after biting Holyfield and fined. He then made ill-considered comebacks, fell out with promoter Don King, went through an acrimonious divorce, lost $400 million in prizemoney, was knocked out by Lennox Lewis, lost a daughter in a tragic accident, has been inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, appeared in The Hangover and been the subject of a compelling documentary directed by James Toback. Talk about a divided self. Tyson is now a vegan. He was being beamed live from Las Vegas via a video conference and, for some reason, I was the only Melbourne journalist among rows of empty desks and bowls of lollies. The others, all men, in New Zealand, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide, fired questions about Tyson’s now 20-year-old rape conviction, his possible visa problems, how it felt being a superstar, how it felt being the youngest world champ. One even asked if he still had a tiger. “Excuse me?” he said. “No, I don’t got no damn pet tiger. I got no damn money, man. If I had some money I’d have a couple of tigers. You can’t keep tigers for free.” It felt a bit like people poking a stick at a gorilla in a zoo to see what antics he would get up to while they were safe on the other side of the bars.

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say to authorities to convince them he was safe to let in. “If I can’t come, I can’t come and that would be unfortunate … what do you want me to say here? If you want to know that stuff you gotta come to the show, dude. It’s about evolving as a person and reaching that paradigm shift in your life. There’s not that much about my fights.” Then he said to no one in particular: “I can’t believe they got me doing this shit.” Tyson was the youngest heavyweight world champion who, in the post-Ali era, reignited interest in and redefined the division. He was fast, explosive, exciting and hard to hit with a unique and very mobile style suited to his short stature. And dangerous! He KOed people, early and often. But he was fuelled by a kind of rage that eventually turned against him. Trying to offer some perspective, he said even he would have been scared of that former incarnation. “Sometimes I look at films of myself and think what was that all about? What was happening? I think if I was alone in a room with that guy I’d be real nervous.” But he insists that at 46 years old, the ferocity button is permanently switched off. “Everything’s good now. Everyone in their life, for a moment in their life, goes crazy. Maybe that was my moment.” It was a pretty long moment though. Enough to fill a two-hour show, several books and films and many magazine profiles. When it was my turn with Mike in the video hook-up, I revealed I was also a boxer, which had an instantly disarming effect. He asked me immediately what I weighed, a question all boxers ask each other, almost

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Tyson has been known to turn on his interrogators at press conferences, and even lurching at his opponents at weigh-ins throwing that notorious left hook. Maybe the questions would have been different had we all been sharing air and within striking distance. In November, Australians will get the chance to do just that as Iron Mike has reinvented himself, a bit like the Raging Bull, Jake LaMotta, as a story-teller. In August he performed in a Spike Lee-directed Broadway show telling stories of his life in Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth. And now Max Markson is bringing the once “baddest man on the planet” on a speaking tour of Australia and NZ in Day of the Champions. He’ll be in Melbourne on November 18. But it’s likely to be a safe encounter for all concerned. He reportedly reassured New York audiences that they would leave with both ears intact. His Australian interrogators at the video conference still wanted him to be that dangerous and unhinged lunatic of the past. But they struggled. He is not only more reflective but also wary of being baited. It made for an awkward and erratic interview. Tyson, keen to stay off the ropes, was striking out defensively. “I don’t want to feel like I’m on trial to come to your country,” he said after being asked about what he would

like a handshake. I told him in kilos and he translated it into pounds. I also told him that I had trained at Brooklyn’s iconic Gleason’s Gym and that my friends there had seen his show and told me it was great. Suddenly I felt like Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist reaching a hand out to the beast as he dropped his defences. “You’re the nicest interview I had,” he declared. “You’re the nicest. I love you so much, thank you. I thought I had a jury before. I thought I was on trial.” I then asked him what he thought about the fact that the US boxing team’s only gold medal had been won by a female, the 74-kilogram Claressa Shields, an African-American teen from Michigan whose father had been in and out of jail. “Wasn’t that brilliant,” he said. “I thought it was awesome that the only one to win the medal was a woman and that rubbed in the face of all the chauvinistic pigs.” After all the accusations of misogyny levelled against him, was Iron Mike a feminist now as well as a vegan? I was surprised to hear he was a supporter of women’s boxing. “Well,” he said, “I’m impressed with people who can do it at the best level in the world. That’s what I support.” Tyson wouldn’t be who he was without his trainer, the late Cus D’Amato. “If it weren’t for that old Italian white guy,” he once said, “I would’ve been a bum.” But D’Amato, both his trainer and guardian, died before he got a chance to see Tyson win the title. I asked if, knowing the value of that relationship, and now that he is wiser, would he consider coaching young boxers himself? “To be honest, and you being a fighter you would know this, other people wouldn’t understand it. Me being a fighter doesn’t mean I could be a good trainer. It takes a very, very, very, very special person to be a trainer. Once I’m your trainer I can’t let you go, I’m like your father. I’m in your life. Am I really going to do that? I’m a little too selfish to do that. It takes a certain kind of person and there’s very few people like that in the world.” D’Amato had kept Tyson, a child criminal with no father and a long police record, out of trouble. “The best thing to ever happen in my life was to have met him. Man I couldn’t imagine him not being in my life.” But his absence was as profound as his presence in Tyson’s trajectory. What would he say right now if he was alive? “He would think I should still be fighting and be happy that I’m taking care of my kids and I’m being responsible to my family. He would be real happy.” Would Tyson ever fight again? “No way,” he said. “I’m not that person any more. If I was that person, I wouldn’t have my family. There’s no way a guy like that could exist with the lifestyle I live now. I would destroy my family. No way. I’m not that person. I’m cool.” At that point Markson told me I had run out of time. “You’re the freaking best,” said Tyson. “The best.” Back when I witnessed “The Bite Fight”, I never imagined I’d be bonding with the same savage creature I’d seen. Back then I hadn’t yet fought and hadn’t understood the pressures he must have been under. I think about the famous Cus D’Amato quote that Tyson recounted in the James Toback film. “A hero and the coward both feel the same thing,” he said, “but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It’s the same thing, fear, but it’s what you do with it that matters.” Maybe after all these years, the lesson has sunk in. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au » http://dayofthechampions.com we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview OCTOBER 24, 2012 \ The weekly review 15


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sensible skincare regime is not only salve for the face but also for the soul. Any routine should be followed with a balanced diet, a healthy lifestyle and a reality check. There are lines and then there are lines. Laugh lines should always be welcomed but avoidable stress on skin is reproachable. You should not need lecturing about sunscreen application and proper hydration any more; it should be the most natural part of your beauty regime. Every season new and improved creams and lotions hit the shelves. Trying something new is as good as a holiday. Skin can become complacent and may not react to tried and tested favourites; changing your products now and again can jolt a positive reaction from your skin. When trying new creams always read information carefully, patch-test them and give yourself at least 8-12 weeks to see improvements. No cream can turn back the hands of time but, with proper use and patience, some can actually help delay the ravages of time. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

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a tOucH Of NeON That is the buzz I am feeling this season – a touch of neon. Not the colours of the ’80s, but wearable, flexible and flattering colours of the now that is tantalisingly vibrant. Orly Feel The Vibe Range in “Melt Your Popsicle” (orange), “Beach Cruiser” (pink), “Glow Stick” (yellow) and “Skinny Dip” (blue) (18ml / $18.95 each)

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These are a few newly launched products that are very promising and could easily become firm favourites. La Mer Moisturising Soft Cream (30ml / 60ml, $250 / $440) Soft, lighter but just as potent and effective as the original, this new formulation is still infused with the patented “miracle broth” that La Mer is famous for. A minuscule amount is all that is needed. It seamlessly melts into the skin, leaving a youthful radiance. Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF 30 (22ml / $79) It is one of those products that makes you ask why hasn’t anyone thought of this before. This is a brilliant solution to all make-up dilemmas – a primer with SPF 30. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide help shield the skin, silica fills in the lines and absorbs excess oil and pearl powder and soy protein even out the skin for perfect make-up application.

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MAC Cosmetics Electric Cool Eyeshadows (2.1g / $35 each) in “Brilliantly Lit” and “Dynamo”

Lancôme Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye-Illuminating Youth Activator (20ml / $99) Lancôme keeps delivering the goods and is certainly on a winner by extending the Génifique range. The patent-pending serum is the culmination of years of research and is engineered on gene science. The patented flexible massaging applicator helps deliver the right dosage and makes application a dream. The end result is a well-hydrated, nourished eye area. Sin-Care Booster Serums (50ml / $69) Who says you cannot reinvent the wheel? Kimberley Pearson has just done that by creating this brilliant range of serums that you use before your daily moisturiser. Sin-Care is skin care that goes beyond the normal by taking your lifestyle into consideration. There is finally help for those who smoke, have a high-sugar diet or have enjoyed roasting themselves in the sun in past. There are seven “remedies” in all and each formulation is a marriage of well-sourced natural ingredients and cutting-edge technology. Australia is a hot bed for innovation and Sin Care is clearly leading in thinking outside the box.

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Bioderma Créaline AR Cream (40ml / $49.95) and Créaline H2O (250ml / $39.95) Technically this range is not new but, before you roll your eyes, the range is brand new to our shores. The French brand began in 1977 after pharmacist Jean-Noel Thorel created products that worked with the skin to tackle its problems. Backstage at all the international fashion weeks most models and industry stalwarts are raving about its wonders. International beauty editors constantly name the brand as one of their cult favourites, and now you have the opportunity to try the products too.

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t the Love Vintage show at the Royal Exhibition Building a few weeks back, I noticed the abundance of peplum frocks for sale from the 1940s – lots of them, positioned ever so sweetly on waistlines, on some occasions lowered to sit on the lower part of the hip and tiered to perfection – the better condition they were in, the more highly sought after they were. The fact that peplum has made a comeback is nothing new – it is of little surprise that the likes of Liv Tyler and Kim Kardashian have taken to the sculptured look as they make the most of their curves and let the extended layering of fabric do the talking. Some associate peplum with the ’80s, but there was something far more demure that rose from the ’40s era – it wasn’t so much a period of decadent ruffles and frou-frou in exaggerated taffeta as it was about enhancing a sexy hourglass figure in finer fabrics, which was an alternative to the two-piece suit of the time. While on a recent trip in Melbourne to talk about all things curve-compressing (yes, Kim Kardashian was here to spruik a diet plan a month ago) Kardashian was adamantly all about embracing the curve when it comes to choosing fashion items. While in town, she splurged on emerging fashion designer Michael Lo Sordo’s new collection (he has shown at Australian Fashion Week since 2008 and won the Qantas Spirit of Youth award this year – he’s 28). The Sydney designer is big on minimalist structure, tiered skirts and abstract printed sheath dresses, which strikes a chord with the queen of reality television. Kardashian also loaded her suitcase with pieces from Sass & Bide, Life with Bird and Josh Goot – good to see she was all about supporting some Australian labels. Spotted wearing a Josh Goot dress (pictured above) Kardashian is big on the modern peplum look when it comes to revisiting a vintage style with a here-and-now

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tweak. While Media Watch reported about her media control with the utmost curiosity (see www.abc.net.au/ mediawatch), she didn’t have any concerns about talking fashion with us – but, yes, her rapper boyfriend Kanye West was off limits. This was a bit of a shame because he’s the reason she has supposedly turned down the bright neon prints for a sleeker fashion pose in recent months. Kardashian doesn’t travel with a stylist (she’s worked with Monica Rose for five years) but has learnt enough tricks of the trade to put her own wardrobe together. “I packed my own suitcase and chose about five outfits for this trip to Australia. Before I was famous I did it all myself and still do sometimes,” she says, beaming. Kardashian runs her own fashion label (D-A-S-H) and has plans to start one with West (but we can’t ask her about that). As far as embracing peplum, Kardashian is all about plugging into the curvy look. “Because I’m a designer myself, I like to see what’s out there and I love attending fashion weeks,” says Kardashian, who recently sat in the front rows of a Marchesa show at New York’s Fashion Week and was at Paris Fashion Week in July (viewing Valentino and Stephane Rolland) with her rapper boyfriend. “I like to see and wear new trends. Right now I’m all about sleek peplums and ankle booties. When a designer does peplum right it can add subtle sexiness to your look. It’s about finding a style that suits your shape and showing off your assets.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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he hat was once a symbol of decency for women Molly Kasriel, of Kasmo Designs, believes a desire to in the public domain, but long after its demise conform to trackside traditions has allowed the hat, in as a daily wardrobe staple, it remains a stayer all its forms, to endure at Flemington Racecourse. It’s a among racegoers. view award-winning Melbourne milliner Kerrie Stanley Like all art forms, hat shapes, styles and sizes reflect shares: “Trackside is the perfect opportunity to pop a the social, political and economic milieu. The onset bit of fabulousness on your head. To not wear one is of World War II caused a fabric shortage, leading to almost sacrilegious!” the rise of straw boaters, but even an insufficiency of Top Melbourne milliner Serena Lindeman believes materials could not curb Melbourne milliner Thomas the races encourage men and women to wear hats, be Harrison’s creativity – in 1946 he used pink loofah, adventurous in fashion and express themselves like destined for life as a bathroom sponge, to create a no other annual fashion event. “Without the scalloped brim hat. Towards the end of the war, racing industry people would not have an “I’m all restraint emerged in the form of the turban. excuse to wear hats during the day time,” about By the 1960s though, hats had disappeared Lindeman said. making a from everyday wear for both men and Sometimes, headwear trends can be driven statement.” women, the look replaced with free-flowing, by a simple, random occurrence that milliners unadorned locks. can’t control. For example, the millinery trend Despite their waning popularity from towards straight feathers originated in France mainstream fashion, hats have lived on at the on a rainy Paris racecourse, which dampened the Melbourne Cup carnival. For socialite Lillian Frank, curled ostrich feathers on women’s hats, making straight the races have always been synonymous with hats, and feathers a millinery must-have. her millinery has always commanded attention, from Other times, new materials have led to some exciting her 1990 Melbourne Cup hat, a crownless number race-day hats. Designs by Australian fashion trailblazers covered in artificial pink and peach flowers, to the hat like designer Jenny Bannister, for example, inspired covered in toothbrushes she wore to raise money for the the use of plastics in hats in the 1960s and 1970s to Royal Children’s Hospital. Frank, who has missed just complement her fashion pieces. one Cup in over 50 years, said she would never wear a Molly Kasriel’s late husband John Kasriel introduced fascinator – only a hat – to the track. the revolutionary material sinamay, derived from plants “I’m all about making a statement,” she said. “Every grown in the Philippines, to Australian millinery. year I get four new hats for the Carnival. I think about “It’s a matter of getting new fabric, which creates the fashion of the day or the era and whether it will suit new ideas and new inspiration, and bringing it to the my outfit.” market place where consumers can buy it and wear it to

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TRULY PATRIOTIC: The australian bush inspired milliner Liza Stedman, who won the 2010 Millinery award with her creation “Eucalyptus australis”, a spectacular, undulating hat punctuated by bursts of striking red blossoms, worn by model Stephanie Shreed. Stedman, who trained under renowned British haute couture milliner Stephen Jones, has hats in the collection at the national Gallery of Victoria. (CourTESy of ThE hEraLD anD WEEkLy TiMES)

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Flemington,” Molly Kasriel said. The material paved the way for more sculptural designs, as witnessed with Paris Kyne’s creations, which he made overnight for visiting American socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton to wear to AAMI Victoria Derby Day in 2003. Technology has also impacted on avant-garde milliners, such as hat designer Philip Treacy, who is known for pushing the boundaries. The internet has allowed Treacy and others to showcase brilliant and sometimes outrageous designs to an inquisitive public. Richard Nylon is another whose enchanting and whimsical hat designs toy with convention. A master of his craft, Nylon’s theatrical creations have adorned celebrities, including Dame Edna Everage, Chloë Sevigny and Kate Bosworth, and punters alike. One of the more controversial styles has been the fascinator. Flamboyant milliner Peter Jago1 admits that initially the Millinery Association of Australia was “a little mortified that suddenly two chook feathers and a rose comprised a headpiece”. Often viewed as not having much purpose or structure, when executed beautifully, and in it’s most authentic form, the flirtatious style of headpiece adds an element of intrigue to a racegoer’s outfit, with a veil or a flourish slightly obscuring the wearer’s face.

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Under the radar \ Myke bartlett reviews the latest tv THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB \ ABC 1, Sunday October 28, 8.30pm » www.abc.net.au/iview

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film ARGO \ Opens October 25, Rated M, 120 min Argo is a film that rewards those who know the least. Viewers familiar with the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979-81 will doubtless know the ending, while the rest can enjoy wondering what sort of story director Ben Affleck is telling. The retro flourishes hint at lightness, but the opening scene – in which a furious mob overruns America’s Tehran embassy – is pure horror story. Indeed, a sense of doom pervades, despite some winning comic touches. CIA agent Tony Mendez (Affleck) is given an impossible task: rescuing six embassy workers from a hostile nation. His ridiculous plan sees him enter Iran by pretending to be a film producer, scouting locations for a Persian-flavoured space epic. The result is a tense and offbeat thriller, made all the more compelling by being mostly true. Certainly Argo is a film in which Hollywood paints itself as the hero. Fortunately, it’s also a film that reminds us

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After two Sundays of modern Melbourne crime, the ABC is abandoning Jack Irish to revisit the city in its gold-rush heyday. As with the Irish films, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is based on a bestselling novel, one that famously outsold Sherlock Holmes on its release in 1886. When a drunken scoundrel is murdered in a cab en route to St Kilda, what seems a straightforward case takes several twists and turns, drawing Melbourne high society into scandal and intrigue. This feels like classic Sunday evening fodder. The story is involving, if not exactly taxing, and the setting appealingly nostalgic. Fans of the recent Miss Fisher series will find much to enjoy. As with Miss Fisher, the retro setting sometimes feels a hindrance, giving the lesser members of the cast a chance to indulge in rather stagey “ye olde worlde” acting. On the evidence here, Marvellous Melbourne was a city of dodgy accents. Still, most of the leads manage to shine through the smog and the direction is fast and fluid. Really, we could do with something like this every Sunday night. \

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what Hollywood does best. Affleck’s direction is confident and edgy, working from a taut and sparky script. The final act accelerates the tension to palm-dampening extremes, but only once do we hear the director crunch gears. In front of the camera, Affleck brings a tired sort of gravitas to his crumpled spy. As with last year’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the business of espionage is painted in beige, mundane tones. This sheen of ugly realism ensures we share the trapped diplomats’ despair. Affleck hits the narrative beats Hollywood demands, but we feel we’re watching a documentary. This is the real world, where we’ve learnt not to expect happy endings. Proving Hollywood still has new stories to tell, Argo is a triumph. There are two months left of 2012, but we might just have found the year’s best film. \

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FRENCH POLYNESIAN FESTIVAL \ Como House and Gardens, South Yarra, October 25-28. » www.frenchpolynesianfestival.com.au

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Tahiti brings its romance and warm weather to Melbourne this week with the launch of the inaugural French Polynesian Festival. As well as showcasing Tahitian businesses, the festival will offer craft demonstrations, photographic exhibitions, fashion parades, tropical cuisine and large-scale dance performances from the award-winning group O TAHITI E (pictured). \

This Swiss-German duo offers a winning blend of sunshine and Teutonic iciness. There are cool hints of Phoenix’s shameless soft rock and the off-kilter electro of Chairlift, balanced against a warm, radio-friendly poppiness. Waitress is irresistible on first listen, finding an upbeat kind of redemption in the daily grind of cakes and coffees. Little Numbers, with its handclaps and galloping pianos, is even better. It’s the sort of restless pop song that makes it a great challenge to sit still. Some have compared Valeska Steiner’s voice to hip folkster Feist, but the warmth and gentle power of her pipes makes Suzanne Vega feel like a better match. Modern flourishes aside, it isn’t too hard to imagine a track such as Army finding a place on Vega’s Tom’s Diner. Slinky, seductive and with surprising swagger, this is an assured and engaging debut. \

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here is nothing inanimate about the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe. It comes alive in so many ways and that’s before you hit the road. Glance at the bonnet, which, for the first time hides six instead of eight cylinders, and a yacht’s hull appears. Stare at the grille and you can see a shark’s gills and teeth. It is an evolving sculpture, different from all angles. On the road, the Gran Coupe is a chameleon. Switch it to sport mode and the car takes on the characteristics of its explosive little brother, the M3. Switch it back to comfort mode, it takes on the purring luxury sounds of the 7 Series. But it’s not until you stand back and admire its entire body shape that the essence of the Gran Coupe appears. The shape is not what you’d expect from BMW, better known for producing a more conservative-looking vehicle. The elongated bonnet and tapered and tucked-in body all point to making this the most radical design to come from the German car maker, according to Brighton BMW sales manager Sean Evans. “It is the best looking car they have brought out,” Evans said. “I love the way it looks, it’s sporty and aggressive – the frameless doors, high-mounted brake light and swooping dash. They have really gone to town with this one and it is well worth the seven-year wait we have had since the release of the model.” The 6 Series Gran Coupe is for someone who wants something different and the unique look makes it a work of art. So to learn more about art, my family and I set off in BMW’s latest masterpiece for lunch to Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove and to admire entrants and past winners of the Montalto Sculpture Prize. The drive began an intimate experience between me and the masterpiece. I opened the sleek black door and slid in. I smiled and watched as the world passed beside me outside and wondered if I could ever step inside the doors of an ordinary car again. Perhaps if my editor increases my salary by $216,000, which is what you need to buy one, I would be able to take this baby home. (Dream on, George – Ed.) The power and the speed of the Gran Coupe is breathtaking, but the impressive element of the drive was the handling. Without touching the brakes I could wind through curvy roads like an Olympic slalom champion. My two-year-old son sat in the back in his chair and summed up the purr of the motor: “brrrmmm brrrmmmm”. I gazed out at the vineyard as we pulled into the gates and admired the sculptures scattered around. I found a special spot for the Beemer, right by the vines with the bronze, timber and concrete works surrounding it. I sipped on the six-time gold medal-winning 2010 pinot,

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“They have really gone to town with this one and it is well worth the seven-year wait we have had since the release of the model.”

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and chatted with John Mitchell, owner of Montalto, who also enjoys luxury cars. He said sculpture strikes a chord with people who enjoy the good things in life. The Montalto Sculpture Prize, established 10 years ago, is one of the richest sculpture competitions in the country with a $30,000 first prize. “We are known to produce wonderful wine and food but we also wanted to establish ourselves as a destination, which is why we included sculpture,” Mitchell said. There are 23 permanent sculptures placed throughout the property, all previous years’ winners and other works that Mitchell and his family had to have. Each sculpture has its own story and provides a variety of appreciation to art lovers. The most striking work is a polar bear and an eskimo created by New Zealand artist Hannah Kidd. Curator Neil Williams said he receives more than 150 entries every year for the competition. “My job is to position the work on the property, which is a brilliant landscape for sculpture,” he said. Entries for next year’s event close October 26. Mitchell said he loves Montalto because of the diversity of the property. “We also grow herbs and vegetables, fruit and nut trees and our aim is to be self-sufficient and source as much food locally as we can,” he said. “Sourcing locally needs to be a real push and we know something that has just been picked will deliver the flavours we want. My wife has always had her own chooks and grown her own veggies, so getting back to basics makes perfect sense.” Lunch began with a remise en bouche featuring mushroom and artichoke, the perfect way to cleanse my palate from the salivation during the 90-minute drive in the Gran Coupe. We shared seared scallops with eggplant caviar, potato galette and sumac, verjuice and capsicum dressing for entrée. The restaurant is at the top of the hill, a wide expanse of windows allowing us to peer out to the vineyards and sculpture below – a truly unique experience. For mains came the Flinders beef tenderloin with mushroom galette and horseradish pomme purée. Each plate was beautifully presented, the inclusion of fresh local produce apparent within the flavour of each dish. We thanked the people at Montalto for their hospitality and, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the BMW waiting to be driven home. Like a new love that unfolds fresh delights with each visit, the masterpiece looked different again, only this time I knew which buttons to push to make it the car I wanted. I was feeling sporty. \ glerodiaconou@theweeklyreview.com.au OCTOBER 24, 2012 \ The weekly review 27


moToring \ Like coffee, SUVs are hot right now and look to be recession-proof, discovers ANDREW McUTCHEN.

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10 REASONS Suvs ARE TAKING OVER Station wagons? Ugh!

“If you have a look at the station wagon these days as a traditional family-type vehicle, perhaps it’s lacking a little panache when you compare it to other offerings on the market.”

The more seats, the merrier

“I know that in my mixed family we ended up with four children and we couldn’t go anywhere. You had to have an SUV to get that third row of seats. People have also begun wanting to take not only their kids but their kids’ friends around with them to events.”

Four-wheel-drives are off the farm

“Twenty years ago, four-wheel-drives were agricultural vehicles. Back then, they didn’t have the refinements you expect to see in a passenger vehicle like electric windows and standard air-conditioning and things like that. But over time they’ve become more refined and car-like, which has attracted people to the category.”

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“Thanks to technological leaps in design and manufacturing, the car market is also much more agile than it ever has been. The market can respond quickly to new consumer requirements and trends.”

Feeling safe sells cars

says a lot about you.”

“There’s an image you project when you’re driving a soft-roader or a four-wheel-drive that appeals to people. People want to be seen as active and young and on the go. Your car says a lot about you, and if you’re wanting to drive something that’s a little bit higher, a little bit sportier and a little bit sexier than the old station wagon, then SUVs become the obvious choice.” (supplied)

Concept to car in record time

“The safety aspect in SUVs is huge. You sit right up high, you’ve got much more vision further down the road. People feel safer and from a family situation, people are more comfortable in that environment.” “Your car

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competitive and you’re seeing far more choice for the consumer than in the past. You’re also seeing more of a range in terms of style and category.”

“When you look at the Australian market today, you’ve got more than 50 brands competing. It’s highly

The shrinking SUv

“SUVs used to be really large and they were terrific and everyone jumped on board and bought them, but the real growth now is in the small SUV market – the soft-roaders. They’re on-trend and sales are up nearly 60 per cent year-to-date.”

4wd shape, 2wd car

“It’s really interesting to note that a lot of the SUVs are now being offered in two-wheel-drive. There’s a huge growth in that, particularly in the smaller and compact SUV space. We’ve just started to offer a two-wheel-drive variant in our brands. People are saying they do want to sit up higher and they do want the flexibility of the body space, but we don’t necessarily need to have the four-wheel-drive, which also lowers the price point.”

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“We’ve got huge tracts of country driving available to us in Australia. We may not do it very often but it’s always been the dream that we would go around Australia or just up and travel somewhere new. We perceive ourselves as being a country that likes to go on a road trip. I also believe that the great distance between Australian places makes SUVs more appropriate. More and more people are actually doing that, too. They’re finding that they can go and explore these different areas thanks to SUVs and soft-roaders.” \ andrewmcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.chrysler.com.au

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review \ RON HAMMERTON DRIVES SWEDEN’S UPCOMING PRESTIGE HATCH

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olvo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and other luxury-car 2013 vo lvo v4 0 makers all have funky new Corolla-sized front-wheel-drive hatchbacks in the pipeline, tasked Approximate price range $37,000 with carving up the lower end of the posh-car market while for model variants: – $50,000 improving fuel-consumption levels. This is great news for car buyers who fancy a classy car in a THUMBS UP small package, with prices that should reflect the heat of the World-beating safety, sporty styling, battle and the strength of the Aussie dollar. The only problem market-leading diesel fuel economy, digital is that you will have to wait until 2013 to get the full effect of dash, comfort, all-round competence this knock-’em-down-and-drag-’em-out stoush, as most of them are months away. THUMBS DOWN One brand that should not be ignored in this battleground is Smallest diesel lacks punch, four-month wait Volvo, which has developed what could be the surprise of the Australian release date: February 2013 blossoming prestige hatch breed. The new V40 won’t make it on the boat from Europe until after Christmas, but the wait might be worth it. The Belgian-made bouncing baby Volvo comes in a convenient five-seat, five-door package (which is car-speak later in 2013 – returning an awesome official fuel consumption line-up with the T5 armed with a five-cylinder 187kW petrol for four normal doors and a rear hatch) about the same size figure of 3.6 litres per 100 kilometres, which is superior to a engine that should give hot hatches, such as the Audi S3, VW as a Ford Focus. That is not surprising, as the V40 shares the hybrid Toyota Prius. Golf R and Renault Megane RS265, a fright. platform of the Ford, as does the Mazda3. As well, it might be the safest small car on the road, even The global launch of this variant was held back until the Before we leap to conclusions that this is just a middling boasting a world-first pedestrian protecting airbag that pops recent Paris motor show, but it should arrive in Australia with car dressed in designer Swedish clothes we must point out from between the trailing edge of the bonnet and windscreen the other three V40 models in February. that not only does the donor Ford/Mazda architecture punch to cushion the head of an errant road walker. Inside, all the V40 variants get an innovative all-digital above its weight, but Volvo has given it an extensive upmarket This airbag, along with a bonnet that rises 10 centimetres dash display that can be set up in three modes to match the mechanical makeover since receiving it as part of the alimony at the rear to further provide a softer landing for a pedestrian, mood – Elegance, Eco and Performance – providing a variety in its divorce from its former owner in Detroit. will be standard across the V40 range, along with a selection of alternative dials and gauges to help the driver achieve high We have had the benefit of a V40 test drive in Europe of big-car-type safety features, such as Volvo’s own pedestrian fuel efficiency or high fun, all with an accompaniment of an and, while we sampled only two of the four engines detection and auto brake system, lane-keeping alert, appropriate colour scheme (green for Eco, amber for Elegant earmarked for Australia (two petrol and two diesel blind-spot warning system and autonomous braking. and red for Performance). powertrains), there was much to like. The latter uses radar to detect an imminent crash These modes also modify the throttle settings and – in the This might Unfortunately, Volvo is keeping its pricing under auto – transmission shift points, to go fast or go economical. be the safest and, if warning lights and buzzers don’t prompt the wraps until closer to launch, but we can tell you that The driver can also set the steering weight according to taste small car on driver to brake, automatically throws out the anchors the base model – the 1.6-litre 84kW four-cylinder to minimise the damage. – light, normal or heavy – but we thought normal was just fine the road turbo diesel D2 – will be priced under $40,000, which The only other Australia-bound engine we for all occasions. means it should be a tick cheaper than the current tried was the mid-range 2.0-litre 130kW diesel Volvo Car Australia is yet to provide its roll call of features entry prices for some of its main rivals, such as the Audi D4 five-cylinder, which used its 400Nm of torque to for its local V40 range, but it will include the most important A3 and BMW 1 Series. comfortably handle the mountainous terrain. interior feature of all: Volvo’s gloriously comfortable seats. This V40 diesel base car was one of the models we tried on The D4 is likely to provide a large slice of the V40 business So, if a spunky, small, five-seat prestige hatch with the Euro test course in wickedly hilly terrain. Frankly, this for Volvo dealers in Australia, along with the 2.0-litre T4 market-leading safety, big-car comfort and laudable fuel engine was too small to haul the rather solid V40 around the 132kW five-cylinder petrol model. We would be guessing a economy is on your list, pop a note in your diary for February: mountains with any sort of vigour, but we kept reminding price in the low-to-mid $40k range for these models, with a visit Volvo dealer. ourselves that the natural habitat for this car will be urban slog premium of perhaps $3000 for the diesel. And you won’t need a hat. \ ron.hammerton@live.com.au and there it should do nicely. In Europe, both of these models will be offered with a choice This V40 variant might well be Australia’s most fuel-efficient of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmissions. » www.volvocars.com/au passenger car – at least until the new Renault Clio turns up We saved the best news for last, as Volvo will top the V40 OCTOBER 24, 2012 \ The weekly review 31


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onnectivity and fashion inspired the location and design rooftop, residents will take in 360-degree views from an indoor for a new $220-million, 30-storey apartment building in lap pool, gym, landscaped outdoor “Sky Terrace” with private South Yarra’s Forrest Hill precinct. residents’ lounge, 10-seat dining room and kitchen. Residents of Central South Yarra’s 357 apartments will have the Central’s first five levels will be car parking and all west-facing luxury of a 50-metre journey to South Yarra train station for a apartments will have uninterrupted views towards the city and six-minute city commute and coming home to a neighbourhood bay. The 170 one-bedroom apartments start at $348,000 without bordered by the Yarra River, Chapel Street and Toorak Road. car parking or $430,000 with a car space, and have an internal size Contemporary clothing inspired the RotheLowman building of either 45 or 48 square metres with balconies of five to 16 square design with a series of faceted gold gussets from rooftop to street metres. Two-bedroom apartments range from 76 to 106 square level. Continuing this inventive approach is Australia’s first metres internally with balconies up to 117 square metres and interactive display suite, which immerses prospective buyers pricing from $584,000 for one bathroom and from $790,000 in life-sized images of apartment interiors, with views for two bathrooms. A 216-square metre penthouse is also from each level and detailed floor plans. available from $2.75 million. PoStCoDe Central is under development by Little Projects, part Plus Architecture design director Ian Briggs says each of the Little Property Group, which spans residential apartment has been conceived around modern living and commercial development, asset management, and and entertaining, with open-plan spaces to maximise sales and leasing. Little Projects specialises in innovative, light and the extensive views. high-quality projects in premium city-fringe locations Spacious kitchens complement versatile living areas that and has nearly $1 billion worth of development under way open onto balconies. Bedrooms are fitted with plush carpet in 1800 apartments including Ilk in South Yarra, 101 Bay in Port and built-in wardrobes. Bathrooms have ceramic tile flooring, Melbourne, St Kilda’s Halo and Silo in Brunswick East. semi-frameless glass shower screens and generous mirrored Managing director Michael Fox says nearly a third of the storage. High-quality fixtures include Miele stainless-steel gas Central apartments sold to existing clients and connections before cooktops, ovens and dishwashers with mirror splashbacks and the public sales release in mid-October. CaesarStone benchtops. Kitchens also include a study desk and “We have clients who buy into all of our developments because joinery includes timber detail in kitchens and bathrooms. they know we like to build iconic buildings in prime locations Buyers can select a light or dark interior scheme with options which people will both love and aspire to live in,’’ Fox says. of wide oak floorboards and decorative gas fireplaces for selected “We create flexible interiors so that people can get the most two-bedroom apartments. Laminated glazing will dampen from their apartments; we include a lot of storage because people external noise and raise thermal efficiency. Reverse-cycle units need it. Fitting out well-designed apartments is a little like fitting will heat and cool living areas and bedrooms. All two-bedroom out a high-end yacht because with great design and innovation apartments and some one-bedroom apartments will be sold with you can give people a lot of functionality.” car spaces, which are also available as an additional purchase. \ Central’s gallery-style lobby features natural stone and timber LIZ McLACHLAN finishes and includes private mail areas and secure entry. On the lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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y first proper date was at the drive-in. I don’t remember the movie because most of the time the windows were fogged up. No, it’s not what you’re thinking. All the heavy breathing, wriggling and gear-stick contortions were not the stuff of awkward teenage lust but the bewildering shenanigans of a haberdashery nightmare known as the Easy-Up iron-on Velcro hem. I had used a piece of this Velcro voodoo to shorten my skirt, never imagining that it could suddenly develop a life of its own and create havoc. The boy whose car I was in lacked imagination and frequently appeared absent during the whole debacle. To maximise comfort we’d taken our shoes off, and somewhere between me reaching over to grab a hot chip and him lifting his feet onto the dashboard, the Velcro on my hem attached itself to his coarse woollen socks. I pulled away as he plucked weakly at my skirt, his tortured face as white as the luminescent screen in front of us. I hunched myself into the footwell to get as much traction as possible but my elbow hooked through the speaker cord, dragging it through the window. Finally the boy let out a hideous groan, opened his door and threw himself backwards onto the gravel. Applause erupted all over the parking lot. There are very few remaining drive-in theatres so the opportunities are few if you want to have this sort of nostalgic cinema experience. Sure, you can sit in your own lounge room in front of the telly, shove in a DVD or visit one of the many multiplex movie houses all over town, but this is not the stuff of lifelong memories. In an age of mass standardisation where any

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A night at the flicks is still great fun for the whole family

Got an Ironic Iconic idea? Email me meaningful individuality is challenged daily by commerce and image, it can be very restorative travelling backwards a little. Grab some mates, bring a six-pack or shove the whole family in the car, kids in jarmies with their toys tucked under blankets; or leave the kids with gran and have a date night in the car, like you used to before you had a second mortgage. Coburg drive-in is only a short journey from Sydney Road and delivers everything you would expect from a drive-in and then some. Speakers are still on the posts, but high-quality FM stereo sound is also available. Original 1950s animated ads and intermission clocks run every night flogging the burgers and drinks in the retro diner. And now you can text your order from your car! This gem opened in 1965 with Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie and McHale’s Navy as first attractions. In 1967 it was acquired by the Hoyts chain, which guaranteed a winning product supply, as Twentieth Century Fox owned Hoyts. In the mid-1980s Hoyts tried to sell Coburg but flaws with the site made it unsuitable for other uses. Thankfully, Village joined with Hoyts and re-opened Coburg as a twin in 1987, with a third screen being added in 1995. There’s a reason drive-ins have played a huge part in Victoria’s entertainment culture – they’re fun and affordable for families looking for a night out. Flicks start at sunset; see you there! \ boomboom@rachelberger.com Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger

Lunar Drive-in

The Lunar Drive-in Dandenong is the largest and oldest drive-in theatre in Australia. It opened on May 4, 1956 (Melbourne’s Olympic year) as the Dandenong Panoramic Drive-in Theatre with a single wooden screen and space for 650 cars. Television was still several months away, so imagine the excitement this new drive-in generated. Cars lined up for miles to secure a spot for one of two sessions each evening, with everyone dressed up for a night out. Frankly, I prefer my current drive-in couture of baggy-bottomed trakky daks and a hoody. We love our cars and our movies, which makes a night at the drive-in theatre the perfect combo. \

Dromana Drive-in

Dromana Drive-in may be of architectural and historical significance to Victoria, but for many of us it is a testament to summer days at the coast getting serious about mini golf by day and meeting at the drive-in at dusk. Built in 1961 by Frank Whitaker for 485 cars, it’s still operating as a family business, with son Paul and his wife Shelley running the show. Shelley is queen of the diner, modelled on a 1950s-style American diner with back-seat-type bench seats in the booths and black and white tiles on the walls. Dromana is the only Victorian drive-in never to have closed. \

Hot chips

If you’re droolling after having read the words “hot chips”, you will agree that this is what a night at the drive-in is all about. I know that gourmet gurus are serving chips fried in high-fashion combos such as 50-50 canola oil and beef dripping. You can even find parmesan-dusted chips with truffle oil; oh pah-lease! But nothing beats the magic of the fried potato wands (not french fries or wedges) cooked once, twice or three times in oil that you can buy in all remaining Victorian drive-ins. When leaving the theatre, please replace the speaker on the post without smearing tomato sauce prints all over it. Thanks. \

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uilding on its success in Melbourne’s new-house market, grade windows with fly screens and locks. The exterior is fully Carter Grange has, with the launch of Hudson 31, directed its rendered and the interior has a seamless contemporary style with winning formula for affordable luxury in dual-occupancy design. high ceilings and doors, a semi-cantilevered hardwood staircase, The Hudson 31 offers dual occupancies of 31 squares, each with and modern plaster reveals without architraves. flexible floor plans offering three or four bedrooms – and up to From the streetfront, the ground-floor plan includes a single three living spaces – with a starting price of $730,000. The design garage, study, powder room with shower, separate laundry with requires a block with a minimum width of 15.24 metres and a external entry, living room, butler’s pantry with preparation depth of 43 metres. bench and sink, L-shaped kitchen open to meals and living area The completed price includes ground-floor timber flooring, with wide glass sliding doors leading to outdoor living. first-floor carpets, double glazing to all living and bedroom The first floor includes an open central living or study zone windows, stone benchtops, 2.74-metre ceilings on the ground dividing the main bedroom from two further bedrooms floor, European kitchen appliances and fully ducted, and the family bathroom. The main bedroom includes refrigerated air-conditioning and gas ducted heating. a generous walk-in wardrobe and en suite. The family ‘‘We offer As in all new house purchases, window coverings and bathroom includes shower and bath and the two flexibility landscaping are at the buyer’s discretion. bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The three showers with our Director Gerald Stutterd says Carter Grange has are walk-in, with a seamless base and fully tiled. plans.’’ received increasing inquiries for dual occupancies With spotted-gum flooring on the ground floor, the featuring the quality architectural design and upper floor is carpeted and all wet areas are tiled. All affordability offered in its freestanding houses. kitchen and bathroom benchtops are stone, with a waterfall “Melbourne’s land values mean people are looking to end on the kitchen bench. The kitchen features European maximise potential. People want to downsize and upgrade stainless-steel appliances with a 900mm commercial upright oven without leaving their neighbourhood and the Hudson 31 is a with five-burner cooktop and matching rangehood. great solution. They can have two homes on their block with Stutterd says that the Carter Grange price includes fine-tuning contemporary open-plan living, luxury finishes and architectural of the plan to meet personal or planning requirements. For design all for an affordable price. They can also save up to $40,000 instance, the main bedroom and en suite can be on the ground in design and planning fees with us before they start construction. floor, the upstairs living area can be converted to a fourth “We have included a level of finishes that our market expects, bedroom and the garage can become a double. like stone benchtops and timber floors, higher ceilings, double “We offer flexibility with our plans and we don’t believe people glazing and fully ducted air-conditioning. So they are part of our should have to pay extra for most minor fine tuning,’’ he says. standard offering, not optional upgrades at extra cost.’’ “Our approach is straightforward. We make sure our new Like all Carter Grange houses, the Hudson 31 is built using the homes are well designed, include quality finishes, and are timeHebel power-wall system with advantages in thermal and acoustic and cost-effective to build.” \ efficiency as well as build time. On average, Carter Grange houses LIZ McLACHLAN are completed in six months. It also includes semi-commercial lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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low-rise development being built on Brighton’s golden mile three bedrooms with two bathrooms, and two of these have a is proving attractive to Brighton residents looking for a new heated courtyard pool. Thirteen apartments are two bedrooms address for less than $1 million and close to the beach. with two bathrooms. Three of the apartments also include a Sanctum Brighton at 4 Dudley Street, designed by renowned separate study, and all apartments have a separate laundry. architect Koos de Keijzer and his dKO team, will include All apartments feature open-plan kitchen, dining and living 18 luxury apartments in a two-level boutique building with areas with wide oak floorboards integrating seamlessly with basement car parking and prices starting from $970,000. similarly toned blackbutt timbers used in the private outdoor Sanctum representative Matt Bracken says: “We have only courtyards and loggias. Carrara marble will be used for benchtops just released these apartments for public sale and have already and splashbacks in kitchens and bathrooms. Premium-range sold four. There is intense interest from Brighton people who are Miele kitchen appliances will include stainless-steel underbench looking to downsize from large family homes and upwardly oven, combi-microwave oven, warming drawer, rangehood, mobile professionals looking for a secure lock-and-leave integrated fridge and freezer and a wide gas or induction answer in an exclusive address close to the beach. cooktop. Kitchen joinery will be 2pac with feature timber PoStcoDe “At Sanctum people are able to buy an apartment panels and Hafele and Blum fittings. designed by the award-winning architects at dKO with Apartment schemes include a darker and lighter all the advantages of contemporary design, including option governing the tones of wide oak flooring open-plan living, double glazing and premium-quality matched to blackbutt external decking, pure-wool designer finishes. There is nothing else that offers this Cavalier Bremworth carpets in bedrooms and joinery. combination of quality and location.” All bedrooms include built-in wardrobes, with walk-in De Keijzer says the feel of the building will be of craftsmanship wardrobes in the main bedrooms of three-bedroom apartments. and of a building merging with nature. The upper level will be Tiled bathrooms include premium fittings with frameless glass wrapped in geometric dark-timber lattice, creating partially shower screens and wall-mounted toilets with concealed cisterns. enclosed loggias that can be enjoyed as extended living areas as Acoustic engineering of the development includes full block opposed to simple balconies. The choice of timbers, stone and internal walls that will combine with double glazing to create natural materials have also been important elements of the design. quiet, comfortable, thermally efficient living. The apartments have “We hope to see these dark frames filled with perfumed fully ducted heating and cooling throughout and built-in blind creepers and greenery creating sensuous and relaxing pelmets for streamlined elegance. living environments.” Surrounding plantings of exotic and lush indigenous Sanctum Brighton Pty Ltd won the 2010 Best Medium Density water-sensitive species have been designed by landscape architect Bayside Development in the Bayside Built Environment Awards Jack Merlo and will extend from Sanctum’s gatehouse-style entry for its 23 St Ninians Road apartments. At Dudley Street, Sanctum to communal perimeter gardens and into private courtyards and offers nine apartments on each level, with two lifts and 39 car loggias. Completion is scheduled for early 2014. \ parks, storage and bike racks in a secure basement. LIZ McLACHLAN A large variation of apartments and designs is offered. Five are lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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\ 7 HILL STREET, TOORAK, 3142

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f you’ve ever visited a house on Hill Street, Toorak, chances are you’ve marvelled (with perhaps a twinge of jealousy) at its panoramic view of central Melbourne. Positioned halfway up Toorak’s rise, with only the Yarra River below it, the street offers uninterrupted views across to Richmond, Southbank, and the city. Architect Allan Powell has ensured that, after leaving this nine-year-old masterpiece at No. 7, you’ll be positively green with envy. Whether it’s a glimpse through small cut-outs in the cement-rendered walls or a postcard moment from the lavish main en suite, Powell has managed to orient every room towards this view in some shape or form. It’s a remarkable feat given the size of neighbouring properties (this is Toorak, after all) but that’s what happens when you, quite literally, think outside the box. The design of the house is based on an outer curve, which arranges rooms around a northern courtyard and those aforementioned views. Moody hallways take the direction of this curve on both storeys of the house, maximising the potential for natural light to flood the ground-level living and entertainment spaces, and all four bedrooms upstairs. The vendors chose a tough, hardy-looking collection of plants for the gardens to complement the industrial exteriors of the house. Lush agaves and palm trees line the path to the front door and create a tropical canopy over the porch. Aesthetically, the house’s contemporary interiors are peppered with Moorish design influences: colourful mosaic tiles cover the bathroom walls, while rendered cement creates textured interiors in a brilliant blend of earthy tones. A study, lounge, dining room and kitchen form an arc along the ground level of the house. Incredibly, the terrazzo concrete floors in each room have been poured as one huge block to ensure the most flawless of finishes. Slightly elevated to peer above surrounding houses, the study has built-in cupboards, a spacious balcony, and a view that will catch the wandering eye of every procrastinator. The lounge follows, bathed in northern light from floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the courtyard. Grand double doors with tiny decorative cutouts stand at

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either end of the dining room, encouraging a meal to spill out into the lounge or kitchen. More floor-to-ceiling glass invites the outdoors in on warm evenings, adding to the long list of entertainment options. As the curve becomes more acute in the kitchen and meals area, the concrete-clad benches follow suit, creating a sleek arc of European appliances and dark-stained timber cabinets. A more informal living space is conveniently positioned off to one side and tucked behind it; the Bisazza-tiled steam room overlooks the tangle of tropical plants that surround the spa. The fixed pergola in the sandstone courtyard is the ideal spot for poolside entertaining; a secluded tropical paradise in the heart of Toorak. Set against a hedge of bamboo, the long pool adds a linear dimension to the garden as well as providing enough length for lap swimming. In a clever design twist, the mesh from conveyer belts was silvered and used to line the stairs, creating a stairwell without compromising on space in the entry hall. This material has also been used to great effect on the house’s two balconies, creating a balustrade in sync with the concrete-rendered façade. Below ground, a five-car basement car park with a turntable is reached internally through a large games room or home theatre. Two floors up, gauzy curtains enveloping the main bedroom have a dream-like effect, as well as forming a walk-in wardrobe behind the bed. The en suite, however, is the star attraction. Blood-red Bisazza tiles encase the freestanding bath, the best spot from which to appreciate the truly spectacular views across the city. The two bedrooms that follow share a main bathroom with more feature tiles, this time in a dramatic combination of green and black. A fourth bedroom has the additional luxury of an en suite and a large private terrace. History tells us that straight lines have informed residential architecture for hundreds of years. But if thinking on a curved axis yields results like these, we predict rulers will soon be gathering dust. \ JO DAVY property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fast facts \ Designed in 2003 by architect Alan Powell around a large, northern courtyard; floor-to-ceiling glass in all living zones; terrazzo concrete floors throughout ground level; large study with balcony views; formal lounge with gas log fireplace; European appliances, stone benchtops and a butler’s pantry in the large kitchen; Bisazza tiles in all bathrooms; main bedroom with walk-in-wardrobe and en suite with balcony views and reflection pool; lap pool, spa and steam room; five-car basement garage with turntable; home theatre; close to Toorak Village and the Yarra River. Toorak \ 5 kms to the city


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Two water features lead to the front door of this Glen Iris house. A renovation in 2004 was more “a complete rebuild”, according to the owner. Inside, the vision of the vendor quickly becomes clear, with towering ceilings and doorways magnified by a white colour scheme. Everything inside is white. The floorboards have been stained white, the walls are white and the mantelpieces have been painted white. The main bathroom makes a striking statement as a single wet room with grey tiles and a large white bathtub. Large metal lampshades hang from the ceiling in the sitting and dining rooms.

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CaesarStone benchtops and white cabinetry continue the look into the main living space with stainless-steel appliances contrasting against the white background. Pale pavers and a stone water feature are reached through bi-fold doors, making the inside and outside feel like one big space. Light filters down the central staircase from a skylight above. Upstairs is the main bedroom and three further bedrooms, with one more downstairs. The main bedroom has its own walk-in wardrobe and double vanity en suite. The three kids bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and one has its own balcony overlooking the street and water features below. \ eddie Morton

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Behind a tall, tree-lined fence, this family residence manages to escape the goings-on of busy Wattletree Road. The entire house has had a recent facelift, with new carpets, floorboards and fresh paint updating the 12-year-old original. First off the wide entrance hall, the lounge has a large open fireplace and views over the manicured front garden. A study and elegant dining room follow, before the house opens up into a central living hub at the rear. The large kitchen has Ilve and Bosch appliances and overlooks the meals area set among wide, north-facing bay windows with views of the backyard. French doors in the living room lead to the paved outdoor area, which sits below a grapevine canopy, overlooking the large pool and backyard. The four bedrooms upstairs are arranged around a huge teenager’s retreat. The main bedroom is off to one side and features a spa en suite, walk-in wardrobe and more north-facing bay windows enclosing a light-filled reading area. \ jo davy

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The house at 14 Royal Crescent is one of many Victorian dwellings in leafy Armadale, but beyond ornate fretwork and an open fireplace for every day of the week is a cohesive extension that caters for a contemporary lifestyle. A lounge, study, sitting and dining rooms are in the original part of the house, as are three bedrooms. Built in the 1890s, the house has beautiful period details throughout – a ceiling rose here; an archway there. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in the lounge and study create warmth, while the size of the open-plan sitting and dining room creates an ideal spot for formal entertaining. The kitchen takes on a far more contemporary feel with granite benchtops and Gaggenau appliances, assuming a position that overlooks a sunken meals area surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. Glass doors lead to the paved poolside terrace, ideal for outdoor dining. The family room (and third living zone) is off to one side of the kitchen and also overlooks the backyard. \ jo davy

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The Gascoigne Estate is known for its leafy avenues lined with intact Edwardian houses. Here, in classy Finch Street, acknowledged as one of the suburb’s most prestigious addresses, close to Central Park, this red-brick Edwardian is true to its pedigree, but it has a few extra twists that add to its appeal. New tuck-pointing on the façade and a formal front garden show the attention to detail that has gone into the property. The house offers the familiar range of formal rooms, many with bay windows and coloured leadlight panels as well as internal doors with leadlight glass. High ceilings, large rooms and cornices are there in abundance.

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But a renovation has extended the footprint of the house so that it now has a conservatory-style meals area off the open-plan granite kitchen and family room as well as a dining room, also off the kitchen. A separate book-lined study has leads to the sitting room and family room, but it is the vast billiards room and informal entertaining area that should capture many hearts. Linked to the sunny entertainment terrace by french doors, the billiards room leads to another wing (also with outdoor access) that includes a bar and third bathroom. Jarrah floors, a Japanese light court, ducted heating and vacuum and a three-car garage add to the amenities at this prize Malvern East property. \ MAriA hArriS

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318d Wattletree Road, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1.35 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am .................................................................

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2 Grandview Grove, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million - $1.35 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 27 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Sat from 10.30am .................................................................

14 Audrey Crescent, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thu 6-6.30pm; Sat 2-2.45pm .................................................................

On a substantial corner allotment, entered from significant frontage to Finch Street, freestanding four-bedroom-plus-study Firbank is rich in art deco-era detail.

Renovated and extended Victorian house with period features and modern appointments. Comprising sitting room, dining, family room and sunny garden.

A dress-circle position in the Summerhill Estate sets the scene for family lifestyle excellence with this substantial residence abutting tranquil parkland and trail.

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493 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 27 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat from 3pm .................................................................

POSTCODE

3124

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 6

3

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31 Nelson Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 27 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.15-2.45pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

canterbury Italianate Victorian residence occupies an expansive 1325sqm (approx) walled garden allotment with a prominent location at the corner of Callantina Road.

Tusculum (c1908) underwent a meticulous renovation and extension and offers formal living/dining, six bedrooms, Euro kitchen, north-facing gardens and pool.

Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Rd Let's eat dinner @ Koots Salle a Manger, 479 Glenferrie Rd Let's drink coffee @ Olio & Pane, 328 Auburn Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Provisions Food Store, 250 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ La Casalinga, 259 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ CoffeeHead, 8 Railway Parade

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Fletchers \ 9836 2222 31 Warburton Road Price \ About $1.6 million auction \ October 27 at 12.30pm

The house at 31 Warburton Road is unrecognisable from the small Edwardian that once stood here. The vendors completely renovated the property three years ago, extending it to include a living area, reinstating the fireplaces and adding a second storey. Every detail has been considered. The house is elevated, so stairs are required to get to the front door and the verandah, which wraps around half of the house. However, the jewel in the crown is the large open-plan living area, which includes the kitchen and meals space. The kitchen has CaesarStone benchtops, a double oven, white cabinetry and a butler’s pantry, while the lounge takes up the rest of the space. A covered porch makes up a small part of the backyard while the rest is filled with trees and lawn. Three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes are upstairs. They share a retreat and a bathroom. The main bedroom is downstairs at the front of the house and has a bay window overlooking the street. \ elizabeth anile

postcode

3126

mal james \ ‘SUPER SATURDAY’ will TEST MARKET HEAlTH

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t attracts more weekend after Australia Day weekend. This anticipation than is the key weekend in the short opening a grand final, and season between Australia Day and the a bigger array of stars Labour Day weekend. The second is the than the Cup carnival. last weekend before Easter, and the third is And the results are more the fourth Saturday after Easter, usually in telling than the Bathurst mid to late May. Those three majors are the 500: that’s what Super Saturday, October 27, highlights of the opening, pre-Easter and represents to the largest array of buyers and post-Easter mini selling seasons. sellers on offer this year. There is then a long winter break where This coming weekend was always going not much happens at the higher end, until to be a big one for auctions. It’s the only we hit September, with the fourth major Saturday placed so you can start your on the weekend before the grand four-week auction campaign after final. The fifth is coming up this Things the grand final and complete it weekend. And the final major are ticking before the Melbourne Cup. is the fourth Saturday after the along better Who said Melbourne doesn’t Melbourne Cup, usually the last than many revolve around sport? weekend in November. These are believe In the sport of auctions there the main pointers to the early and are six “majors” each year and late spring and the pre-Christmas this is the second-last major for selling seasons. season 2012. As in golf or tennis, the Why is it such a big deal to keep an majors are a culmination of many minor eye on what is happening on these Super tournaments that occur each weekend, Saturdays? beginning mid-February and ending in When you have a good cross-section mid-December. of stock, with some really good houses They are the ones we all remember – all going under the hammer at the same the ones that leave us with an indelible time, it gives an accurate indication of indicator as to the state of the market and buyer depth and therefore future price the likely worth of our property nest egg and market direction. If Bidderman, the right now. average number of bidders per auction, The first major happens the fourth is up towards two per auction on a Super

Saturday, we can confidently say the market has some health. If clearance rates are down in the lower 50 per cent levels and Bidderman is about one bidder per auction, prices are not looking solid. For us, this weekend will be a true test of how the market seems to be travelling – which to date has actually been OK. In fact, things have been ticking along better than many of you believe – especially for well-priced family homes in the $1 million to $2.5 million segment in the inner east and bayside. Here are a couple of recent results that demonstrate this: ashburton \ 22 Highgate Grove Mark Williams (Kay & Burton), sold under the hammer; $1,417,000; four bidders Camberwell \ 13 Lesley Street, Daniel Wheeler (Marshall White), sold after auction; $1,302,500; four bidders hampton \ 38 Margarita Street, James Paynter (Hodges), sold under the hammer; $1,515,000; three bidders

The fact is that good houses such as these, with a good floor plan and in a great position, are NOT in any sort of market freefall price-wise. We are seeing several

bidders competing at market price and in some cases the final result has exceeded previous years’ highs. The $2 million to $4 million market has also begun to see some return to life. Two auctions in particular show that if you’ve got a product, get the quoting right and put it on the market, then things will happen. In Toorak, the 1940s house on a 900-square metre block at 9 Scotsburn Grove (Justin Long) sold under the hammer for $4,220,000, chased by five bidders, after being quoted $3.75 million-plus (James Rating 708/1000). In Brighton, the brilliantly renovated 1920s house at 13 Downes Avenue (Ian Whiteside), sold under the hammer for $3.6 million, with three strong bidders (James Rating 877/1000). But it’s a different story at the ultra top end, where the pickings are still slim indeed. There’s the occasional sale, but this is simply a matter of a lot more sellers than buyers prepared to pay the prices being touted. This is the market segment that is showing imbalance. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au OCTOBER 24, 2012 \ The weekly review 49


agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3141

malvern

4

1

Encircled by exquisite gardens, this well-kept four-bedroom period house in the heart of Malvern is brimming with potential. As you would expect from a classic Edwardian, high and elegantly detailed ceilings feature throughout. The spacious main bedroom looks out to the front garden, and open fireplaces feature in the two adjacent bedrooms. Down the hall is a large central bathroom and opposite you’ll find the living room. Leadlight windows highlight the Edwardian charm of this warm and relaxing space, all centred around an open fireplace. The dining room with pantry shares this elegant appeal and sits opposite a smaller room, useable as a fourth bedroom or study. Extended in the late 1970s, the kitchen and meals area benefits from large windows looking out to the manicured backyard and garden. In the back is a workshop and single-car garage. This house is a fantastic prospect for garden lovers or those seeking period elegance in a prime location. \ julian healey

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 5

3

2

POSTCODE

3124

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 4

2

4

4 Como Avenue, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $4 million - $4.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 27 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat from 1pm .................................................................

68 Glyndon Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $2.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 27 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1.45-2.15pm; Sat from 3pm .................................................................

A superb house of five bedrooms and three bathrooms by architect Harold DesbroweAnnear minutes from Como Park. Pool and two-car garage.

A distinguished three- to four-bedroom 1920s brick family home amid a breathtaking elevated garden allotment providing a cushion of tranquillity.

Let's eat lunch @ MoVida Bakery, 3 Tivoli Road Let's eat dinner @ Caffe e Cuccina, 581 Chapel Street Let's drink coffee @ The Pound Café, 566 Chapel Street

Let's eat lunch @ Red Robyn, 393 Camberwell Rd Let's eat dinner @ Kenji, 10/1405-1411 Toorak Rd Let's drink coffee @ Fordham´s Milk Bar, 116 Fordham Ave

postcode

3144

1

hocking Stuart \ 9509 0411 29 Wheatland Road Price \ $1.6 million + auction \ October 27 at 2.30pm

More home loan freedom. Less home loan fees.

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POSTCODE

3103

Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222 4

5

2

13 Winmalee Road, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October at 27 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 3-3.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

POSTCODE

3103

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 5

3

3

12 Relowe Crescent, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $2.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 27 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 5.30-6pm; Sat from 2.30pm .................................................................

malvern east Surpassing previous standards of prestige living, this sprawling French provincial residence offers unrivalled luxury within the Balwyn High School Zone.

A magnificent combination of luxury, light and outdoor living, this five-bBedroom, three-bathroom French provincial house has a landscaped garden with great views.

Let's eat lunch @ Pure Italian, 249b Belmore Road Let's eat dinner @ Indian Chimes, 170 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ Sylvia's Café Larder, 253a Belmore Road

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

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abercromby’s \ 9864 5300 76 Finch Street Price \ $2.7 million + auction \ October 27 at 10.30am

This four-bedroom house is in Malvern’s much-admired Gascoigne Estate. Past the lavender-lined driveway and porch, polished floorboards mark the entrance. To the right is the main bedroom with connecting dressing room and contemporary en suite, and opposite this an open fireplace in the large front sitting room ensures a warm welcome. Ample storage along the hallway, a central bathroom and a home theatre complete the south east corner of the house beside the spacious living, dining and contemporary CaesarStone kitchen at the heart of the property. Each of these open-plan spaces benefits from views out to the resort-style solar-heated pool, deck and garden. The laundry, study and wine cellar separate the additional three front bedrooms and bathroom from the central living areas. A practical vegetable patch and four-car garage are at the back of the property, while the garden and summerhouse by the pool will ensure a dream summer without leaving home. \ julian healey

postcode

3145

We’re committed to giving our customers the most flexible home loans possible. Over half our home loan fees have been abolished, so if you need to switch, reduce, or increase your variable rate home loan you won’t pay a fee. Call one of your local NAB Mobile Bankers today. Arshak Badelian:    Pat Ragozzino:    or visit nab.com.au/freedom NAB Home Loans. Where Freedom Lives.

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POSTCODE

3104

camberwell

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5

Every modern luxury is catered for through the double doors of this breathtaking Camberwell masterpiece. Features such as high ceilings, timber floorboards and CaesarStone benchtops combine effortlessly with a beige colour scheme and large, spacious rooms. Downstairs at the front of the house is the main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite with double vanity, while the four other bedrooms upstairs; these also have walk-in wardrobes and private en suites, and share a large retreat area. Chocolate-coloured wallpaper wraps the walls of the formal lounge downstairs. This is a prelude to the family living area, where a stone fireplace takes centre stage. The kitchen is on the left and has heaps of CaesarStone bench space; there’s even a separate room with more work space. A theatre room at the back could become another bedroom or a rumpus room. The elevated, deep-blue pool is the feature of the backyard, alongside a deck and an undercover area. \ elizabeth anile

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Price \ $2.3 million + auction \ October 27 at 2pm

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4

2

5

5

3141

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

2

2

36 Tormey Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: About $4 million ................................................................. EOI Thursday November 1 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

6/38 Chambers Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $700,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

On a corner location, Victorie has several living/entertainment zones, a stunning open-plan family area, lift access, Miele kitchen, outdoor area and pool.

Set in an unrivalled lifestyle location tucked away behind Chapel Street, this stunning second-floor apartment has a great walk-to-everywhere address.

Let's eat lunch @ Red Poppies, 70 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Epoca, 117 Bulleen Road Let's drink coffee @ The Village Café, 2/74 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Caffé e Cucina, 581 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ Squires Loft, 166 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Ganache Chocolate, 250 Toorak Road

3124

26 athelstan Road

3161

5

POSTCODE

postcode

noel Jones \ 9809 2000

POSTCODE

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000

POSTCODE

3123

1

1 & 1a Khartoum Street, Caulfield North ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Sunday October 28 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 1-1.30pm; Sun from 12.30pm .................................................................

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 3

1

1

POSTCODE

3124

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 3

1

3

14 Loch Street, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday October 27 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat from noon .................................................................

1028 Toorak Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $880,000 ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

Situated in this coveted location and close to all amenities, these two wonderful properties are to be sold as one. Each residence has two bedrooms.

The classic block-fronted façade of this Victorian residence conveys a sense of proportion and space that are perfect for indoor/outdoor family enjoyment.

Here is an outstanding opportunity to build a magnificent house, perhaps two units (STCA) or renovate. Close to schools, shops, transport and all local amenities

Let's eat lunch @ Maris, 15 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Livingroom, 12/18 Claremont Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Pheast 48, 48 Wattletree Road

Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Rd Let's eat dinner @ Choi´s, 186 Riversdale Rd Let's drink coffee @ Olio & Pane, 328 Auburn Rd

Let's eat lunch @ He Says, She Says, 1101 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Squires Loft, 766 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Bella Sistas, 970 Toorak Road

More home loan freedom. Less home loan fees. Call your local Mobile Banker today. Arshak Badelian:    Pat Ragozzino:    or visit nab.com.au/freedom. NAB Home Loans. Where Freedom Lives.

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Aireys inlet 9-11 Federal st

AGeNT PAGe Great Ocean Road 220

Alphington

48 Fulham rd 1-12/24 Como st

RT Edgar RT Edgar

69 74

1 Bell st RT Edgar 58 Barkly Ave Bennison Mackinnon 51 New st Bennison Mackinnon 3/1 Munro st Hocking Stuart 14 royal Cres Kay & Burton 38 Armadale st Marshall White 59 Barkly Ave Marshall White 6 Mount Pleasant Gve Marshall White

62 93 96 103 116 184 201 201

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Ashburton 4 Mernda Ave 21 Ambon st 78 Albion rd

Ashwood

14 Heather Ave

cAnterbury

Hocking Stuart 103 Jellis Craig 155 Marshall White 202

Fletchers 177

bAlwyn

14 Metung st 12 relowe Cres 5 Abercrombie st 1/6 Parring rd 13 Winmalee rd 1-12/216 Belmore rd 2 Belgrove Ave 1/4 dale st 20 Highland Ave 35 Yerrin st

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

138 139 155 156 166 168 173 178 202 203

33 Helston st RT Edgar 63 58 Maud st Noel Jones 77 36 Tormey st Kay & Burton 123 56 Bulleen rd Jellis Craig 156 2 echo Ave Jellis Craig 157 20 Hill rd Jellis Craig 157 19 sunburst Ave Jellis Craig 158 3/31 rangeview Gve Christopher Russell 165 9 Mutual rd Fletchers 172 19 Harrington Ave Fletchers 174 4 Ajana st Fletchers 175 4 Walnut rd Fletchers 175 2/9 Fortuna Ave Fletchers 176 8 Libra st Fletchers 178 360 Balwyn rd Fletchers 179 15 Kendari Ave Marshall White 203 7 Uplands rd Marshall White 204

beAumAris blAirgowrie 53 Fawkner Ave

box hill north 12 Galt st

RT Edgar

brighton eAst 21 Welwyn Ave

brunswick

89-95 Holmes st

burwood

27 Banksia st 137 Burwood Highway 34a somers st

cAmberwell

68

Bowman & Co 226

Fletchers 177

brighton

26 Martin st 47 Bay st 166 esplanade 10 Blairgowrie Crt 12 stewart st

74 Highfield rd 129 Mont Albert rd 51 Alexandra Ave 26 Monomeath Ave 22a Irilbarra rd 19 McGregor st 48 Monomeath Ave 2 Allenby rd 2a Victoria Ave 31 Warburton rd

cAulfield north

12 Waiora rd 17 Findon Ave

chAdstone 12 Cole Cres

deepdene

940 Burke rd

bAlwyn north

29 Hornby st

26 Athelstan rd Noel Jones 39 Glyndon rd Noel Jones 18 russell st Kay & Burton 31 Nelson rd Kay & Burton 1 Merton st O’Donoghues First National 1/43 Inglesby rd O’Donoghues First National 8 Netherway st O’Donoghues First National 124 rowell Ave Jellis Craig 139 Wattle Valley rd Jellis Craig 3/3 Crescent rd Jellis Craig 37 doonkuna Ave Jellis Craig 3 Lenne Crt Fletchers 68 Glyndon rd Marshall White 33 Kalang rd Marshall White 132b Fordham Ave Marshall White

Abercromby’s Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

85 124 180 183 188

Marshall White 204

Nelson Alexander 179

Noel Jones 79 Fletchers 176 Fletchers 178

RT Edgar Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers

76 79 117 118 134 134 134 140 141 158 159 171 189 190 205

66 119 120 131 142 143 144 159 160 167

Kay & Burton 130 Kay & Burton 130

20 Leura Gve 35 Harold st 3/177 rathmines rd 27 Tourello Ave 28a Fairmount rd 34 Cole st 30/428 Tooronga rd

kerrie

30 shannons Ln

kew

1-3 sackville st 13 John st 5/63 Cobden st 2 daniell Plc 25 Foley st 4a Fenwick st 51 Fellows st 25 Florence Ave 8 Goldthorns Ave 5 Loch st 91 studley Park rd 4 stawell st 24 dean st 98 Normanby rd 21 Cecil st 13 Gordon Ave 2 downton Gve 34 Hartington st 49 Hartington st 11 rochester st 51 stawell st 4 Willsmere rd

Kay & Burton Jellis Craig Fletchers Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

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RT Edgar 227

RT Edgar RT Edgar RT Edgar Williams Batters Hocking Stuart Kay & Burton Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

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Buxton 164

Bennison Mackinnon

8 saunders Crt

monegeettA

2137 Melbourne Lancefield rd Keatings 225

mont Albert

1/410 Mont Albert rd 4/90 Victoria Cres 4/11 Louise Ave 7/1 Hood st 12 Louise Ave 3 Plumley st

RT Edgar Noel Jones Jellis Craig Fletchers Marshall White Marshall White

74 81 163 171 198 213

Fletchers 172

mount elizA

Elders 224

hAwthorn

337 Auburn rd RT Edgar 73 1/40 Glen st Woodards 87 7/21 Lisson Gve Bennison Mackinnon 100 12 Coppin Gve Kay & Burton 104 17 Melville st Kay & Burton 121 1 Pine st Kay & Burton 131 16/70 Church st Walsh Cairns & Co 133 103 Illawarra rd Jellis Craig 147 24 Oxley rd Jellis Craig 148 52/8 Wallen rd Fletchers 173 493 Glenferrie rd Marshall White 185 9 Carrington st Marshall White 205

Woodards 87 Hocking Stuart 102

Aqua 225

mount mAcedon

785 Mount Macedon rd

kew eAst

10 Tanner Ave 8/1240 Old Burke rd 1 Munro st 45 Frater st 8 Cascade dve 2/73 Harp rd

kilcundA

Kilcunda ridge rd

kooyong

26 Monaro rd 3 sutton st

Woodards Amore Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig

87 133 153 162 162 163

murrumbeenA

13 Wahroongaa Cres

prAhrAn

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12 Woodfull st

reseArch RT Edgar 56 Jellis Craig 136

mAlvern

4a Ashley Gve RT Edgar 72 5 ethel st Abercromby’s 84 37 Hunter st Bennison Mackinnon 96 7 Lysterville Ave Bennison Mackinnon 98 1774 Malvern rd Bennison Mackinnon 99 10 euston st Marshall White 211 29 raleigh st Marshall White 211 7 somers Ave Marshall White 217

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Kay & Burton 129

Morrison Kleeman 103

sAfety beAch 69 Palm Tree dve

sorrento

10 Hughes rd

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st kildA 511/6 Victoria st Bennison Mackinnon 91 15 Clyde st Marshall White 207

st kildA west 71 & 71a Grey st

Bennison Mackinnon

90

Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

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surrey hills 4 Albany Cres 20 Newton st 88 Guildford rd 25 Glendale st 7 Langford st 619 Canterbury rd 10 Weybridge st 12 Balmoral Cres 43 durham rd 40 Windsor Cres 1/10 Valonia Ave

thornbury 1-10/83 Collins st

Harrington Earl 179

18 Avoca st

76 Clendon rd RT Edgar 3 Montalto Ave RT Edgar 7 Hill st RT Edgar 1 eldene Crt RT Edgar 3/31 Wallace Ave RT Edgar 5/692 Orrong rd RT Edgar 6/656 Toorak rd RT Edgar 4/103 Mathoura rd Abercromby’s 1 Martin Crt Bennison Mackinnon 129 Canterbury rd Kay & Burton 19 Linlithgow rd Kay & Burton 35 Irving rd Kay & Burton 1/20 Lascelles Ave Kay & Burton 15 struan st Kay & Burton 11 Grosvenor Crt Marshall White 14/48 Lansell rd Marshall White 4/496 Toorak rd Marshall White

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RT Edgar

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wArburton 75-81 donna Buang rd

Bowman & Co 226

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RT Edgar 227

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76 Finch st Abercromby’s 82 66 Finch st Bennison Mackinnon 88 33 Belson st Bennison Mackinnon 92 8 Midlothian st Bennison Mackinnon 97 67 Coppin st Marshall White 195 30 Nott st Marshall White 196 Marshall White 197 421 Wattletree rd 1a Karma Ave Marshall White 212

Kay & Burton 125

Hocking Stuart 101

prAhrAn eAst Elders 224

6/38 Chambers st RT Edgar 9 Macfarlan Plc RT Edgar 1/264 Walsh st Abercromby’s 1207/12 Yarra st Woodards 4 Como Ave Bennison Mackinnon 54/380 Toorak rd Bennison Mackinnon 3 Fairlie Crt Kay & Burton 13/20 Chambers st Kay & Burton 2 Fawkner st Kay & Burton 385 Toorak rd Kay & Burton 1 Peter st Kay & Burton 1/89 Caroline st Kay & Burton 284 domain rd Jellis Craig 32 Toorak rd West Marshall White 53-55 davis Ave Marshall White

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5/36 Anderson rd 2 Grandview Gve

RT Edgar 61 RT Edgar 72 Kay & Burton 129

31 Carwoola Cres Next Property Group 221

Waller 220

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hAwthorn eAst

1807/250 st Kilda rd 71/461 st Kilda rd 172/461 st Kilda rd

820 The esplanade Luff and Associates 222

260 Purves rd Kay & Burton 126 3509 Frankston Flinders rd Kay & Burton 132

Hamilton Highway

melbourne

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Marshall White 212 Marshall White 215

8 Allison rd

Kliger Wood 75 Bennison Mackinnon 95 Marshall White 187

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98

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Auction Friday 16th November at 3pm on-site

2 Garden Avenue, East Melbourne Unique Art Deco Freehold Block An exciting opportunity to acquire this entire freehold block of 12 apartments, 9 Studios + 3 one bedroom. The site enjoys exposure to two street frontages and offers purchasers the potential to refurbish / invest or subdivide (STCA) • Land Area 380sqm* • Building Area 700sqm* • Gross Income $159,000pa • Short Term Leases • Easy access to the CBD, MCG and Bridge Road boutique retail strip Nick Breheny Lou Montalti

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CAULFIELD

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Malvern East 76 Finch Street The Essence Of Family Excellence This exceptional family home´s indoor luxury and outdoor allure achieve conspicuous success in the heart of the Gascoigne Estate. Superb flexible spaces for living, dining and entertaining are matched by the landscaped elegance of decked expanses around a solar heated pool. A contemporary kitchen and a dedicated wine room demonstrate first class quality and a fitted central study zone reflects design intelligence. Four large bedrooms, three bathrooms, main bedroom with dressing room and stunning ensuite confirm impeccable family credentials. Café awnings, charming summer house by the pool, four car garage and ample additional parking on an impressive allotment of approximately 1100 sqm. Auction: Saturday 27th October at 10.30am View: Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Toorak 4/103 Mathoura Road State Of The Art Boutique Development Stunning luxury first floor apartment located in the heart of the Toorak Village offering elegant single storey living and modern sophistication with a lifestyle to match. Features delightful light filled formal living room (gas fire), study area, Miele and marble appointed kitchen with built in fridge/freezer overlooking expansive informal living zone opening to the north/west facing entertainer´s balcony. Beautiful master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, two further ensuite bedrooms, stunning appointments, lift, storage and basement garaging for 3 cars. Auction: Saturday 27th October at 12.00pm View: Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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Malvern 5 Ethel Street The 365 Days A Year Design Designed so that internal and external spaces blend beautifully to ensure enjoyment in any season, this substantial family home features a central deck that captures the outdoor room concept, a separate garden offering leafy privacy and an indoor pool featuring solar/gas heating and swim jets. Large formal entertaining areas and equally generous informal dimensions each make the most of the landscaped surroundings and are complemented by an open plan, European equipped granite kitchen. An inviting study featuring fitted library shelves and deck appreciates its own zone adjacent to a luxurious main bedroom with walk-in robes and ensuite. Three further bedrooms sharing a central bathroom complete a uniquely appealing family property, with double carport, in a quiet, tightly held pocket close to Tooronga station. Auction: Saturday 3rd November at 10.30am View: Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday 2.30-3.00pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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Brighton 26 Martin Street ’Chateau Martine’ c2008

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A three-dimensional piece of art built with the finest materials available and infused with all the conveniences of modern living. Set on 850sqm approx, nestled in one of Brighton´s most beautiful tree lined streets and less than 200m from the beach. In addition to the finest fixtures and fittings, this immaculate home features: Four double bedrooms (of which two have an ensuite, the main with walk in robe) three bathrooms, plus powder room, lift access to all levels, home library/ study, eight car basement garage, twelve seat cinema, home gym, pool and spa and roof top terrace with bay views. Walk in, walk out opportunity! Private Auction: Wednesday 14th November View: Strictly By Appointment Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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South Yarra 1/264 Walsh Street Contemporary Living on Walsh

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This extraordinary private Robert Mills designed residence brings ultimate luxury to the Botanic Gardens precinct. Flooded with natural light, full height frameless automated window walls ensure seamless flow from huge living/dining areas and a fully integrated Miele kitchen to beautiful Jack Merlo landscaped outdoor dimensions featuring a fabulous Bisazza mosaic tiled pool. Four bedrooms, each with ensuite, include massive main bedroom/retreat with its own terrace. Crestron Home Automation system with CBUS smart wiring, sub-floor hydronic heating, polished concrete floors throughout, 2000 bottle cellar and up to 4 car basement garaging. 5 star energy rating. Private Auction: Thursday 15th November View: Strictly By Appointment Thursday 11.00-11.30am & 6.30-7.00pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844

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Auction this Saturday

HAWTHORN EAST 5/36 Anderson Road

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HAWTHORN 1/40 Glen Street

Peaceful and picturesque in prime position

Perfect potential in prized position

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Quietly located amidst leafy surrounds, this superb

Auction Sat 27 Oct, 2.00

Impressed with a bright and cheery open plan feel,

townhouse impresses with its bright lounge, elegant

View Thu 1:00 - 1:30, Sat 1:30 - 2:00

this single-level townhouse has an air of serenity

View Thu 12:00 - 12:30, Sat 10:30 - 11:00

dining room, sleek renovated kitchen, 3 upstairs

Tony Nathan 0412 285 066

with its garden appeal - spacious livingrm, formal

Tony Nathan 0412 285 066 Camberwell 9805 1111

bedrms (front bedrooms with city views) & paved

Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561

dining, refurbished granite kitchen, main bedroom

rear courtyard. A sensational entry level home, in

Camberwell 9805 1111

(BIR & ensuite) & 2 courtyards. Ripe for renovation in

this sought after Anderson Park locale.

Auction Sat 27 Oct, 11.00

serene tree-lined street, close schools & transport.

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Framed by a pretty front garden, this North facing

Auction Sat 27 Oct, 12.30

Northerly aspects & views to the MCG & the city

Auction Sat 10 Nov, 10.30

sunny home (on land approx. 580 sqm) has much to

View Thu 11:00 - 11:30, Sat 12:00 - 12:30

accompany this 12th floor sub penthouse

Quoting $900K - $990K

recommend. Lounge room, dining room leading to

Tony Nathan 0412 285 066

apartment's under cover terrace, generous living/

View Thu 4:45 - 5:15, Sat 1:00 - 1:30

kitchen/meals, teenager´s retreat/home office with

Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561

dining areas & elegant open plan kitchen. Main suite

Lisa Roberts 0413 265 362

sep entry & large rear garden. Refurbishment or

Camberwell 9805 1111

with balcony retreat reflects ultimate luxury. Gym,

Carlton 9347 1755

redevelopment potential (STCA).

Camberwell 273 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

entertaining terrace & swimming pool. U/c parking.

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Murrumbeena 13 Wahroongaa Crescent Glorious 5 Bedroom Grandeur On The Park. Absolutely stunning overlooking Boyd Park, this awe-inspiring 5 bedrm + study 3 bathrm Edwardian style home is the epitome of family entertaining. Enjoying a sense of rich character, superb proportions & timeless beauty, this distinguished home provides 3 huge entertaining zones (OFP & pot belly), spectacular granite kitchen (s/steel appls), 2 main bedroom suites (one with retreat), & a deep rear verandah overlooking the manicured gardens with trampoline & rear alfresco area. Complete with hydronic heating, evap cooling, alarm, ducted vac, water tanks, garden lighting, double auto garage & double carport, it’s the pride of the street in this coveted pocket, near Chadstone, cafes, school & train.

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Hawthorn East 2 Grandview Grove Premium location, Victorian elegance. Flaunting a well-conceptualised design, this freestanding Victorian home has been transformed to accommodate today’s family needs. Delightful period features adorn the sitting room with marble fire place and elegant dining room. Embracing indoor/outdoor living, the well-equipped granite kitchen and family room extends to a sunny sandstone paved garden with built-in BBQ. One of the four bedrooms boasts a city view and ensuite, whilst a second is serviced by a pristine ensuite/dual access bathroom. Includes heating, air conditioning and off-street parking. Just a short walk to premier Burke Road shopping, Camberwell train, tram and many of Melbourne’s finest private schools. 4

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Kew 25 Foley Street For the family to enjoy - park at rear. This classic double fronted Victorian home, offers the ideal environment for the growing family to enjoy. With picturesque surroundings and Foley Reserve at the rear, perfect for children to enjoy and moments to numerous cafes, restaurants, shopping, daycare, the best schools Melbourne has to offer and all forms of transport. With modern conveniences throughout, the home comprises three large bedrooms (main with BIR), formal lounge, light filled kitchen with stainless steel cooker that overlooks an open plan family / meals, bathroom with shower over bath, paved entertaining patio with generous sized backyard and direct access to Foley Reserve.

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1 Thurs 12.30 - 1.15pm & Sat from 11.30am Sat 27th October - 12.00pm 45 / B8 $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Mark Purdey 0428 946 683 Nick Holmes 0409 215 104

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Ashburton 3 Mernda Avenue A perfect prospect on a large block. This impressive 883m2 approx parcel of land represents a rare opportunity. Providing significant space for a luxury new home, units/townhouses or renovate/extend the current 3 bedroom home (STCA).

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Armadale 3/1 Munro Street Perfectly positioned in this sought after location & set on the 2nd floor (1 of only 9) with a fabulous outlook & tons of natural light this 3BR apartment offers large open plan, stylishly renovated kitchen, dining & living to balcony. Renovated bathroom (laundry), LUG, polished floors, ducted heating & A/C.

Research 24 Crest Road Extraordinary Property. Extraordinary Possibilities Just moments from Research Village, a short drive from Eltham and within easy reach of the CBD, "Crest Castle" is an extraordinary property with extraordinary possibilities. Multiple bedrooms, many with ensuite bathrooms, three spacious living areas, commercial kitchen, bar and a self contained unit combine to deliver massive family living for one lucky family or a myriad of business options(STCA). On 4394m2 (approx) of landscaped gardens plus a hydrotherapy spa, inspection here is a must! Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Tuesday 13th November at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Expressions of Interest Inspect By Appointment Contact Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Contact Sarah Pattison 0433 034 828 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/24crest

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12 Coppin Grove Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 20th November at 5pm 104 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

‘ Yarroma ’ C1872 Gracing one of Melbourne’s finest finest positions featuring absolute river frontage, superb botanical environs environs and and spectacular city skyline views; ‘Yarroma’ c1872 is an illustrious, fully-renovated fully-renovated family family residence residence of of pre-eminent pre-eminent historical significance. significance. This unique Hawthorn brick Victorian from distinguished architect James T. Conlan is a aStStJames JamesPark ParkEstate Estateicon, icon,the thecrowning crowningglory gloryononexclusive exclusiveCoppin CoppinGrove, Grove,that thatoffers offersa aluxury luxuryfamily familylifestyle lifestylenear excellent near excellent schools. schools. Presented Presented in theinItalianate-Romanesque the Italianate-Romanesque style,style, distinctive distinctive heritage heritage features features include include entrance arcade, glorious ceilings, entrance arcade, glorious marble fireplaces ceilings, marble and crested fireplaces rooftop andterrace crestedwith rooftop remarkable terrace with 360? remarkable views. The 360? impressive views.interior merges The impressive stunninginterior classical merges and contemporary stunning classical stylesand with contemporary a versatile floorplan styles with offering a versatile 5 bedrooms floorplan (oroffering 4 and study; 5 main suite (or bedrooms with 4 and dressing study; room), main 2suite deluxe withbathrooms dressing room), (ensuites), 2 deluxe powder bathrooms room, superb (ensuites), sitting powder room,room, opulent superb formal


sitting dining room, room, opulent familyformal living and dining meals room, areas family with living original andballroom meals areas ceiling, withchef’s original kitchen ballroom (marble ceiling, benchtops, chef’s kitchen Miele (marble induction benchtops, cooktop,Miele butler’s induction pantry),cooktop, hydronicbutler’s heating, pantry), air-conditioning, hydronic heating, alarm,air-conditioning, video intercom, subfloor alarm, video gym and intercom, cellar, deep subfloor heated gym pool and in cellar, conservatory deep heated with cabana pool in bathroom, conservatory bore with water cabana and bathroom, de-sal plant, bore remote-control water and de-sal gates, plant, underground remote-control services, gates, circular underground driveway services, and double circular carport. driveway Note: and Landdouble is 2,800sqm carport.(approx) Note: Land and an is 2,800sqm opportunity (approx) exists toand acquire an opportunity an adjoining exists allotment to acquire of 3,200sqm an adjoining (approx) allotment with of historic 3,200sqm Coach (approx) House and withtennis historic court. Coach House and tennis court.

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Conjunctional Agent Marshall White Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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4 Albany Crescent Surrey Hills

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 13th November at 5pm 106 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Glorious Edwardian Grandeur A landmark family property commanding pride of place in the esteemed Windsor Park Estate, this magnificent magnificent solid solid Edwardian reveals rich history showcasing heritage splendour and luxury on a grand brick brick Edwardian c1913c1913 reveals a richahistory showcasing heritage splendour and luxury on a grand scale. Surrey scale. Hills’ residence finest family residence standsonimposingly a 2413sqm allotment retaining its impressive Hills’ Surrey finest family stands imposingly a 2413sqmonallotment retaining its impressive grandeur and grace grandeur and grace over 2 spacious levels. Ornate pressed stained fireplacesthroughout and bay windows over 2 spacious levels. Ornate pressed metal, stained glass,metal, fireplaces and glass, bay windows majestic period throughout majestic period rooms distinguish family home set among landscaped grounds with rooms distinguish this remarkable family homethis setremarkable among landscaped grounds with fully renovated self-contained fully renovated self-contained nanny’s apartment, greenhouse, garaging androom. original gentlemen’s billiard nanny’s apartment, greenhouse, garaging and original gentlemen’s billiard Seconds to Surrey Hills room. village Seconds Surreycafés, Hillsparks, villagetrain accessing shops, cafés, parks, train and leading outstanding accessingtoshops, station and leading schools; thisstation outstanding homeschools; offers 5 this bedrooms (upstairs home offers 5 bedrooms (upstairs children’s zone with study areas), study or 6thironbark bedroom,shelving, library with reclaimed children’s zone with study areas), study or 6th bedroom, library with reclaimed sumptuous formal


dining room (gassumptuous log fireplace), stunning formal room (OFP),stunning family living room, kitchen meals arealiving ironbark shelving, formal dining room sitting (gas log fireplace), formal sitting room and (OFP), family featuring Lacanche stove andfeaturing butler’s pantry, connoisseur’s multi-room subfloor cellar, two bathrooms, laundry, room, kitchen and meals area Lacanche stove and butler’s pantry, connoisseur’s multi-room subfloor cellar, abundant storage, ducted heating, storage, plantation shutters, video intercomshutters, and remote-control gates. A remote-control rare family two bathrooms, laundry, abundant ducted heating, plantation video intercom and opening tightly-held by justtightly-held 2 families on splendid Oak on tree-lined street. gates. A rare family opening byajust 2 families a splendid Oak tree-lined street.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards Richard Spratt

0419 305 802 0423 759 481 0412 493 189

VIEW VIEWByByAppointment, Appointment, Thursday Thursday 1.30 1.30 - 2pm, - 2pm, Saturday Saturday 2.15 2.15 - 3pm - 3pm • Brighton • Flinders • Hawthorn • Portsea • South Albert Albert Park Park 9252 9252 1800 1800• Brighton 9592 9592 6522 6522• Flinders 5989 5989 1000 1000• Hawthorn 8862 8862 8000 8000• Portsea 5984 5984 4744 4744• South Yarra Yarra 9820 9820 1111 1111

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20 Leura Grove Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 10th November at 11am 108 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Spacious Family Elegance, Superb Leafy Environs The glorious façade of this impressive Georgian Revival residence c1938 reveals a spacious, superbly-renovated interior perfectly designed for modern family enjoyment in a great Pin Oak-lined location. A fitted fitted loft home theatre, theatre, magnificent fan staircase with mahogany and cloakroom vast, inviting family zone magnificent fan staircase entranceentrance with mahogany handrailhandrail and cloakroom plus vast,plus inviting family zone with with cathedral ceiling complement four bedroom (BIRs), two bathroom accommodation a landscaped cathedral ceiling complement large large four bedroom (BIRs), two bathroom accommodation on a on landscaped garden garden allotment with fabulous entertaining areas. This immaculate double-storey home also features allotment with fabulous alfrescoalfresco entertaining areas. This immaculate double-storey home also features hydronic hydronic heating, refrigerated cooling, alarmelegant system,formal elegant formal sitting (bay window) and diningexcellent rooms, kitchen heating, refrigerated cooling, alarm system, sitting (bay window) and dining rooms, excellent withappliances, Smeg and Miele appliances, gas andpolished open fireplaces, polished hardwood with Smegkitchen and Miele cellaring, gas andcellaring, open fireplaces, hardwood floorboards, pure wool carpets, abundant storage, remote-control retractable awning with sensor, gas plumbed BBQ area, 6000litre raintanks,


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irrigation system, workshop andabundant automaticstorage, double remote-control garage plus off-street parking. Ideally a highly-coveted floorboards, pure wool carpets, retractable awning withsituated sensor,in gas plumbed BBQ family locale close to private schools,system, Burke Road shops, trams and Anderson Park. plus off-street parking. Ideally area, 6000litre raintanks, irrigation workshop and automatic double garage situated in a highly-coveted family locale close to private schools, Burke Road shops, trams and Anderson Park.

CALL 0419 305 802 Tim Picken Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Rebecca Edwards 0423 759 481

VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 10.30 - 11am Albert Park 9252 1800

Brighton 9592 6522

Flinders 5989 1000

Hawthorn 8862 8000

Portsea 5984 4744

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129 Canterbury Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 19th November at 5pm 110 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Luxurious Living in the Heart of Toorak Minutes from Toorak Village, this 3-storey residence boasts sublime contemporary brilliance, highlighted by sleek American oak ooring and subtle Balinese undertones. This modern masterpiece comprises of an open-plan lounge/dining space, Carrara marble kitchen, Miele appliances, study/library, travertine stone courtyard, pool, fourbedrooms, second living/entertainment retreat, theatre, storage, gym, lift access, reverse cycle heating/cooling and ďŹ ve-car basement parking.

CALL Ross Savas Andrew Sahhar

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm

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0418 322 994 0417 363 358


19 Linlithgow Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 29th October at 5pm

Grand, Private and Picture-perfect Designed by Gaby Hubay in one of Toorak’s most prestigious locations, is this five-bedroom home of grand proportions that’s exceptionally private and has a commanding presence. Three levels offer formal/casual living areas overlooking the pool, tennis court and alfresco area. Master suite features a dressing room and en suite. Four further bedrooms are serviced by en suites. Added features include an executive study, gymnasium, sauna, spa bath and powder room.

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas Cher Coad

VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm

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0418 530 392 0418 322 994 0412 252 858

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35 Irving Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 29th October at 5pm 112 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Classic Contemporary Nicholas Day Design in the Heart of Toorak Minutes from Toorak Village, this contemporary Nicholas Day design of 50sqm (approx), comprises: formal sitting room, open plan casual living/meals area opening to an alfresco area, Ilve kitchen with granite bench tops & walk-in pantry, study, three large bedrooms all with en suites (main bedroom with separate his & hers en suites), herringbone parquetry, wide hallways, lift, theatre, gym, heat/cool, sauna, cellar, central vacuum system, 4 car garage.

CALL Matt Davis Andrew Baines

VIEW Wednesday 6 - 6.30pm

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0412 466 858 0418 328 407


1/20 Lascelles Avenue Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 29th October at 5pm

Sophisticated and Sleek Ilario Cortese Design This luxurious Ilario Cortese-designed residence, features American oak oorboards, high ceilings, formal & informal living areas each with marble open ďŹ replaces, Gaggenau kitchen with walk-in pantry, extensive open-plan family area enjoying views of the pool/alfresco area, four bedrooms, all with ensuites, theatre, gym, heating/cooling and basement parking for three cars with lift access, plus two OSP for guests.......all in this amazing Village fringe location.

CALL Nicole Gleeson Michael Gibson Ross Savas

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

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0414 809 221 0418 530 392 0418 322 994

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3 Fairlie Court South Yarra

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 13th November at 5pm 114 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

A Landmark Town Residence With traditional style and beautiful, spacious rooms this outstanding home with private courtyard garden, generous living rooms, two studies, excellent main bedroom suite, two further double bedrooms and second bathroom, is located in an exclusive, coveted pocket of the Botanic Gardens precinct.

CALL Clive Nettlefold Gowan Stubbings Michael Gibson

VIEW By Appointment

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0418 338 459 0412 269 999 0418 530 392


13/20 Chambers Street South Yarra

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 30th October at 5pm

Penthouse Perfection At South Yarra’s crossroads of style, this outstanding penthouse offers extraordinary views across the city and surrounded by expansive terraces and private balconies. Two living areas one being a grand former ballroom with mirror walls, and theatre facilities. The OPI kitchen includes Rosieres appliances and limestone oors. Also includes 5-bedrooms with ensuites, WIRs, intercom, and private balconies, 4bathrooms, separate study, abundant storage and 3 car spaces.

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas Mark Williams

VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am & 5 - 5.30pm

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0418 530 392 0418 322 994 0417 189 377

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14 Royal Crescent Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 12noon 116 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Nothing but the Royal Treatment at Royal Crescent Built in 1892, this charming Victorian residence blends period details and contemporary style, creating an appealing presence. Comprising of three-bedrooms, two-bathrooms, library, executive study, elegant sitting room/formal dining with marble ďŹ replaces, renovated casual meals area, Gaggenau kitchen, granite benchtops, alfresco area and pool. Minutes from High St, it features marble ďŹ replaces, hydronic heating, in-house audio system, tandem carport, electronic gates and security-system.

CALL Andrew Baines Ross Savas

VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm

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0418 328 407 0418 322 994


18 Russell Street Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 1pm

Enviable Edwardian Entertainer A sublime Neil Architects designed oasis to the rear of this captivating 4 bedroom residence creates an inspirational indoor/outdoor family focus for private entertaining and peaceful enjoyment. ‘Cranleigh’ stands in the elite Tara Estate environs a short walk to leading schools, Burke Road and parks including main suite with solid Oak WIR and luxury ensuite, separate office, sitting room (OFP), stunning bathroom, northoriented living and dining, Miele kitchen, pool and double garage.

CALL Sam Wilkinson Glenys Pitkin

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

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0400 169 148 0418 860 927

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31 Nelson Road Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 3.30pm 118 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Flawless Transition from Classic to Contemporary You will instantly fall in love with “Tusculum” (c1908), an immaculate 5/6 BR, 3 bathroom Edwardian offering a wealth of family delights. A meticulous transformation preserves original beauty throughout exquisite formal rooms whilst open-plan areas (Euro kitchen/Butler’s pantry/home office) offer contemporary luxury overlooking pavilion, north facing landscaped garden & salt/solar pool. Huge upper teen living/study areas, storage, heat/cooling, front OSP & rear dble garage.

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd Scott Patterson

VIEW Thursday 2.15 - 2.45pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

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0412 493 189 0411 347 511 0417 581 074


129 Mont Albert Road Canterbury

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 29th October at 3pm

Luxurious Family Living on a MagniďŹ cent Scale This truly wonderful family estate set upon approximately 3,000sqm providing indulgent ďŹ ve bedroom plus study family accommodation, generous formal/informal living zones, luxurious appointments and contemporary family amenities all framed by beautifully landscaped gardens complete with north/south tennis court, heated swimming pool and showcasing palatial architecture in harmony with French inspired interiors.

CALL Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263

VIEW Strictly by appointment

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51 Alexandra Avenue Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 10am 120 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

When Position Counts - Land 650sqm Approx Silver Birch trees frame the entrance to this two-storey contemporary family residence located in Canterbury’s most coveted Golden Mile precinct. A warm parquetry entrance hall opens to a study, powder room, formal living & dng leading to a Euro & CaesarStone kitchen. Adjoining informal living/dng with northern orientation, spills out to a paved outdoor area & private garden. Upstairs: 4 BRs, (main - WIR & ensuite) with alarm, ducted heat, 3 R/C air con, remote dble garage.

CALL Scott Patterson Michael Liu

VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 9.30 - 10am

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0417 581 074 0402 699 076


17 Melville Street Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 1pm

Sophisticated, Stylish & Sun-ďŹ lled A stunning renovation showcasing vast north-facing rear family zone from award-winning architect Richard Swansson puts a brilliant exclamation mark on contemporary living with this beautifully wide & winsome 3 BR Victorian. Moments to parkland, schools & trams, featuring main with study & ensuite, open-plan living/dng with bifold doors to BBQ deck/garden & auto awning, kitchen (butler’s pantry), bathroom (Villeroy & Boch), heat/cool, alarm, home cinema projector.

CALL Tim Picken Scott Patterson

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

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0419 305 802 0417 581 074

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4a Fenwick Street Kew

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 11.30am 122 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Secluded Studley Park Sanctuary This superb two-level residence is securely situated on a compact, lowmaintenance landscaped block enjoying views to historic Willsmere & Macedon Ranges. Meticulously-presented with a flexible floorplan, featuring 3 large BRs (2 downstairs – one ensuite - plus upstairs retreat including WIR & ensuite), hydronic heat, air-cond, vacuum, security shutters, sunroom, living, dining, Miele/Bosch kitchen/meals, bathroom, alfresco entertaining, dble carport & remote-control gates.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

VIEW Thursday & Saturday 11 - 11.30am

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0419 305 802 0423 759 481


36 Tormey Street Balwyn North

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 1st November at 5pm

‘Victorie’ – Iconic Style ‘Victorie’ is an exclusive, three-storey residence where the finest luxuries are coupled with contemporary brilliance. It boasts lift access, high ceilings, quality timber floors, wide hallways, exceptional fixtures & fittings, formal living/dining (OFP), open-plan zone, Miele kitchen, marble benchtops & butler’s pantry. Main bedroom featuring dressing room & en suite is further complemented by 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, executive study, pool, gym, spa, sauna, cellar & home theatre.

CALL Cher Coad Daniel Bradd Ross Savas

0412 252 858 0411 347 511 0418 322 994

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47 Bay Street Brighton

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 12th November at 5pm 124 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Incredible Land, Endless Possibilities One of the largest land holdings in Brighton, this staggering 32,000sqft (2,948 sqm) approx, corner block with a substantial 2-storey, 14 room period residence is set within park like gardens with a pool, a studio in the converted stables and 4 carports. This long-held 6-bedroom residence with 4 bathrooms, 2 studies, 4 living rooms and 2 dining areas presents a rare opportunity for restoration or re-development, STCA, in this key address.

CALL Stewart Lopez Gerald Delany Ian Jackson

VIEW Wednesday 1.15 - 1.45pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

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0418 377 757 0418 355 337 0419 593 663


785 Mount Macedon Road Mount Macedon AUCTION Sunday 28th October at 11am

‘Fairmount’- Gracious and Grand Living at its Best Against the beautiful backdrop of the mountain summit and memorial cross is ‘Fairmount’, a grand award winning residence designed by Michael Rigg. On almost 3 hectares, the property is flanked by manicured gardens, ponds and boasts a substantial Turritable Creek frontage. Appointed with formal sitting & dining rooms, living areas/entertainment spaces, gourmet kitchen, study/library with garden views, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, games room, storage, tennis court, lake and orchard. VIEW Saturday 12.30 - 1.15pm

CALL Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 kayburton.com.au Conjunctional Agent Bennison Mackinnon 5427 8888 Lindsay Hill 0419 557 139 benmac.com.au OCTOBER 24, 2012 \ The weekly review 125


260 Purves Road Main Ridge

PRIVATE SALE

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“Shandra Estate� Awe-inspiring views of Bass Strait and a wide country vista from this rare 56 acre approx. property. A landscaped garden with feature trees surrounds the home. Featuring open plan living with brilliant views, theatre room, four bedrooms, study, double bedroom with en suite, spa and walk in robe. Other features include double glazing, ducted heating, reverse cycle heating and cooling. The property is well serviced by shedding, a dam and is well suited to cattle or horses.

CALL Prue McLaughlin Tom Barr Smith

VIEW By Appointment

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0417 389 006 0438 368 020


2 Fawkner Street South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 10th November at 12noon

385 Toorak Road South Yarra

AUCTION Sunday 28th October at 1pm

Enjoy a Premium Address Highlighted by its enviable location this delightful freestanding Victorian enjoys timeless indoor and outdoor entertaining areas only moments from Fawkner Park. Generous living and dining proportions highlighted by timber floors and smart kitchen overlooking tranquil private courtyard, two double bedrooms (BIR’s and OFP). Main bedroom with WIR’s, en suite and French doors opening to garden, large bathroom and under cover OSP.

CALL Tom Staughton Peter Kudelka

VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am & 6 - 6.30pm

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Only Steps Away from Como Park On the corner of Como Ave is this spacious & bright single level home offering excellent opportunities to live in comfortably as is, or to add a 2nd level or to redevelop STCA. On a generous block of some 580sqm (6,2000 sqft) approx the home offers 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite & BIR, central bathroom, pwd room, large open plan living + dining room with OFP opening onto sunny north west terrace, kitchen/meals area, family room & double garage.

CALL Jacqueline Ralph Peter Kudelka

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

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0411 554 850 0418 319 439

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

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1 Peter Street South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 10am

1/89 Caroline Street South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 10th November at 10am 128 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

Ideal Opportunity This desirable property with an 8m frontage is situated is situated in an outstanding pocket of South Yarra. The existing quaint, yet comfortable 3 bedroom cottage enjoys generous rear lane access, while the ideal dimensions & North-Westerly orientation of this allotment provide an outstanding opportunity renovate or build a state of the art residence (STCA) in a highly prized position. Moments to Toorak Rd, Chapel St and CBD. Land: 8.1m x 24.1m approx.

CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 9.30 - 10am

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Architects’ Own Half Floor Apartment Superbly located north-facing apt (in boutique block of 6) features a stunning renovation by Paul Conrad from Conrad Architects with sophisticated premium finishes, from the solid Oak floor to the spectacular Calacatta Marble kitchen, complete with Miele appliances. Comprising 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (inc. ensuite for master bedroom), separate study/3rd bedroom, reverse-cycle AC and gas heating. Designer Italian lighting throughout, security entry and extra wide LUG.

CALL Tim Blackett Alex Schiavo

VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm

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0423 759 481 0419 305 802

0400 780 700 0419 239 549


12 Woodfull Street Prahran East

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 10am

172/461 St Kilda Road Melbourne

AUCTION Sunday 28th October at 12noon

Contemporary Living in the Heart of Prahran East Set amongst a select number of well positioned homes backing on to Orrong Park (A’Beckett Street) this rare contemporary home is bound to appeal. Flooded with natural light the home inc: 2 Bedroom’s (each with en-suites), 3rd ground floor Bedroom/study or 2nd living zone also with en-suite. Open plan living/dining, European appointed kitchen, sunny courtyard. Features: cellar, OFP, hydronic heating, cooling, garage.

CALL Nicole Gleeson Matt Davis Gowan Stubbings

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm

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Luxury Park Frontage Superbly positioned on the 17th Floor of the prestigious “Kingstoun” building, this stylishly renovated quarter floor apartment boasts 270 degree views over Fawkner Park, the CBD and Albert Park.Featuring 2 bedrooms with en-suites, study/3rd bedroom, Miele kitchen with meals area, open plan living and dining area, gym, pool and tennis court, with lift access to basement double lockup garage.

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

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0414 809 221 0412 466 858 0412 269 999

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12 Waiora Road Caulfield North

AUCTION Sunday 28th October at 3.30pm

17 Findon Avenue Caulfield North

AUCTION Sunday 28th October at 4pm 130 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 24, 2012

An Eloquent Statement of Pure Prestige A theme of sumptuous sophistication shines throughout the luxury living spaces of this eclectic entertainer on 10,000sqft (approx). Set in a dress-circle location, this 4 bedroom and 2.5 bathroom home features a feast for the senses, with elegant formal lounge & dining, family/meals spilling onto a covered terrace & poolside garden, gourmet kitchen, study, gym, 3 car garage & exquisite interior finishes for the most discerning of tastes. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am, Sunday 3 - 3.30pm

Generous Proportions, Grand Possibilities Join the exclusive enclave of the former Cantala Estate, with this comfortable residence on an allotment of 10,000sqft (approx.). Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a generous N W orientated garden with pool and secure garaging for 2 cars. Offering a superb opportunity to update &/or expand into a more contemporary home befitting its blue-chip address, in one of Caulfield North’s finest streets (STCA). VIEW Wednesday 2.30 - 3pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm, Sunday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 kayburton.com.au Conjunctional Agent Gary Peer Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 kayburton.com.au Conjunctional Agent Gary Peer Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488


26 Monomeath Avenue Canterbury

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 29th October at 12noon

1 Pine Street Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 12noon

A Truly Exceptional Opportunity Situated in the middle of what is widely regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest residential streets, this magnificent vacant allotment of some 1,289sqm (approx.) boasts a broad 19m frontage (approx.) to Monomeath Avenue and is ideally suited to those seeking to create a luxurious new family residence on a grand scale.

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148

VIEW On site Thursday 12 - 12.30pm

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Unsurpassed Indoor/outdoor Lifestyle An enviable Riverside location delivers first-class convenience with this brilliantly conceived contemporary townhouse. Extending over two levels, carefully considered interior spaces interact with attractive outdoor areas maximizing natural light, leafy aspects & private alfresco enjoyment. Stroll to the Yarra & tram from this exceptional lowmaintenance home offering 3 BRs (BIRs) 2 bathrooms, rooftop terrace, living, lounge/dng to north facing deck & DLUG with internal access.

CALL Scott Patterson Judy Balloch Glenys Pitkin

VIEW Thursday 11.15 - 11.45am, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

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0417 581 074 0408 753 877 0418 860 927

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20 Newton Street Surrey Hills

AUCTION Saturday 27th October at 2.30pm

3509 Frankston Flinders Road Merricks PRIVATE SALE

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Modern Form and Function with Priceless City-to-sea Views Making a bold statement on a tree-lined avenue, this imposing 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home flaunts breathtaking views stretching across soaring city skyscrapers to the bobbling boats on the bay; a spectacular backdrop for the series of sun-drenched open-plan living areas (striking modern kitchen, fitted media centre) that top the clever inverse floorplan of this distinctive home also featuring front and rear garden terraces, powder room, double glazed windows, double garage.

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

VIEW Thursday 12.45 - 1.15pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

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“Cunana” – Jewel in the Mornington Peninsula Crown An iconic property by SJB Architects privately located with breathtaking views of Western Port, Phillip Island and Seal Rock. Set on 27 acres (approx) among lush farmland the 14,000 sq ft house comprises open plan gourmet kitchen, main living around an atrium courtyard, master with en suite and dressing room, two further bedrooms, two bathrooms and three terraces. There is also two self-contained apartments, indoor pool, home cinema, gym, lift, games room, cellar, bunk room and study.

CALL Rollo Moore Prue McLaughlin Tom Barr Smith

VIEW Strictly by appointment

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0412 493 189 0411 347 511

0418 336 152 0417 389 006 0438 368 020


11 Struan Street Toorak AUCTION Saturday 10th November at 12noon CALL Cher Coad Matt Davis

0412 252 858 0412 466 858

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Opportunity exists to acquire this Northern oriented land holding in sought after tree lined street. Renovate the existing 4 bedroom home or redevelop (STCA) on this substantial block of 764m² (approx) with broad 18m frontage with no covenants. VIEW Wed 1 - 1.30pm Conjunctional Agent RT Edgar Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650

AMORE

10 Hughes Road Sorrento

AUCTION Sunday 11th November at 2pm

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Making a splash for the Summer is this renovated, Architect designed and classic seaside beach home. Elevated, perfectly maintained with 3 bedrooms, polished timber floors, open-fire-place. Walk to Sailing Club, 300 metres to beach, north facing back garden on 700 sqm approx. VIEW Sat & Sun 2 - 2.30pm CALL Liz Jensen Jan Couper

0418 446 228 0403 805 306

16/70 Church Street, Hawthorn

real estate

Kew East

8/1240 Old Burke Road

Great Position, close to everything Luxurious Modern Living

Private sale

Koonung Greens is an elite development of 8 townhouses and Residence 8 is the largest. Gleaming polished timber floors grace the lower level, dedicated to living and sophisticated entertaining, while the carpeted top floor features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. No expense has been spared with luxury fittings and fixtures including stone benchtops, Smeg appliances, polished timber floors, central heating and cooling, alarm and auto garage.

Ask: $960,000 above inspect: Saturday 1:00pm-1:30pm Sunday 12:00pm-12:30pm

Auction Saturday 27th October at 11:30am 1st floor, 2 bedroom flat. Featuring a generous lounge/dining, bedrooms with built in robes, original well maintained kitchen, bathroom with laundry facilities and separate toilet. Recently painted thru out, close to transport and shops. Car park on title.

Contact: Teresa Wu 0433 551 166 Tim Chee 0433 188 828

Inspect Thursday and Saturday 1:00 – 1:30pm

A 3 B 2 C 2 939 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128 www.amorerealestate.com.au

9899 8886

ASK VALDA SHE KNOWS

9817 4401

1167 Burke Road, Kew

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SURREY HILLS 25 Glendale Street

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Parkland Position with Perfect Potential This charming English-style home reveals classical comfort throughout a 3 Bedroom floorplan filled with period personality. Provides past, present and future appeal on a 652 sq. metre allotment (approx.) STCA close to Wattle Park, shops, trams and schools. Offers Living, Dining, Familyroom overlooking garden, functional Kitchen, reversecycle air-conditioning and LUG.

Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 10th November at 10am Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm 652 sq metres approx.

Contact

Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Richard Earle 0418 564 168

Office

Balwyn 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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One of Malvern East´s most desirable tree lined streetscapes makes a great contribution to the immense appeal of this inviting three bedroom, two bathroom home. Proximity to Hedgeley Dene Gardens, Central Park, Lloyd Street Primary School and leading secondary schools complements zoned living areas which ensure indoor-outdoor enjoyment. Off street parking plus original triple carport/storage accompany established garden environs.

• Central living/dining • Separate family-room • Alfresco decking • Master WIR & ensuite • Children´s retreat Auction Saturday 27th October 12.00pm Inspect Saturday 12.00-12.30-Thursday 12.00-12.30 & 5.30-6.00

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Fraser Cahill 0400 592 572 John Chartres 0418 321 951 Malvern 9509 8244 1276 High Street

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BALWYN NORTH

3/31 Rangeview Grove

IS TH Y N A IO RD T U C T AU SA

Perfect Position For A Perfect Start Hawthorn 1/11-13 Robinson Road • Sparkling single level front villa • Surrounding courtyard garden • Prestigious Scotch Hill position • Stylish presentation, north focus • Double lock up garage, storage Auction Saturday 27th October at 1.00pm Inspect Thur 12.00-12.30 & Sat 12.30-1.00

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David Thomson 0418 337 366 Amanda Purvis 0435 653 255 Murrumbeena 9569 0718 71 Murrumbeena Road ESR $540,000-$590,000

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Here lies a golden opportunity for investors or first home buyers to purchase this refurbished villa which is in a super convenient location amongst handy amenities. Comprises entry hall, two good size bedrooms with built in robes, updated sun filled kitchen. Sunny spacious lounge and dining area opening out to a private courtyard, central bathroom with separate toilet, internal laundry, lock up garage and shed. Features include polished floorboards, gas heating, short walk to schools, Balwyn High zone, abundance of parklands, walking/bike tracks, Doncaster Road tram and shopping; easy access to Eastern freeway, makes this a most desirable location.

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Office:

Sat 27 Oct at 11.00am $460,000 plus Thur 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 72A Doncaster Road Balwyn North 9859 9517

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MELBOURNE'S ESTATE AGENT

THORNBURY

1-10/83 COLLINS STREET

Four retail shops to be offered as one Executor’s Auction This substantial block of 10 apartments with 2 x 2 bedroom and 8 x 1 bedroom apartments is ready for further improvement. All apartments bar one are on a month to month basis and the current return of $113,484 per annum could be significantly enhanced. Internal refurbishment and improvement will improve the return as a single block holder or seize the potential to acquire and sell individually. Our executors are interstate and have provided genuine selling instructions with buyers requested to lodge any specific requirements in writing at least 3 days prior to the scheduled auction. Auction Thursday 15th November at 12 Noon AH Steve Earl 0432 685173

9488 1888

Inspect Wednesday 4 – 4.30 or Saturday 11-11.30 G5465569AA-v24Oct©FCNVIC

133 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill www.harringtonearl.com.au

Offering a rare opportunity to secure these 4 retail shops with fantastic future redevelopment potential in this rapidly emerging location. > 24.5m frontage to holmes Street > ROw access across rear of property > Zoning: Business 1 > Opportunity for multi level residential apartments (STCa) > Concept drawings available for 28 lot development > Land size: 745 sqm approx > Suit investors, developers or owner occupiers

FOR SALE BY EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING OCTOBER 31 aT 5 pm 89-95 hOLmES STREET BRuNSwICk Simon Verduci 0419 993 330 nelsonalexandersmyth.com.au 187 Gertrude St, Fitzroy 9419 5511 OCTOBER 24, 2012 \ The weekly review 179


BRIGHTON 166 Esplanade Magnificently situated opposite Dendy Beach with dual access from Victoria Street, this spectacular family residence with mod-grass tennis court and heated pool showcases superlative luxury and breathtaking bay views through sitting room, dining, study, games room, state of the art Gaggenau kitchen, living, library and luxurious cinema. Lavish main bedroom with outdoor spa, en-suite/WIRs is accompanied by guest bedroom (en-suite/BIR), three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Features include 5 car garage, c-bus lighting/heating/cooling/alarm and auto gates.

Auction

Thursday 1st November at 7pm

Inspect

By Appointment Thursday 6.45-7.15pm & By Appointment Saturday 4-4.45pm

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Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 32 Toorak Road West Seductive 55square (approx) Art Deco residence opposite Fawkner Park has been transformed by Davies Henderson & Christopher Doyle into a luxurious state of the art 4-level family residence. Evocative sitting and formal dining rooms matched by Miele kitchen, butler´s pantry and liv/din opening to north garden. Three BRs, en-suite, bathroom, study and retreat/home cinema are complemented by main BR (en-suite/WIRs) and north-facing terrace. Features private lift, gym, c-bus, heat/cool/lighting/security, slab hydronic heating, powder-room, cellar and 3xgarage.

Expressions of Interest Close Thursday 25th October at 4pm

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Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 7-7.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Web

www.32toorakroadwest.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAK 11 Grosvenor Court Unrivalled Family Refinement on almost half an acre. Landmark limestone family residence of 10 principal rooms with north-south tennis court and pool and four car garage sited on 1972sqm approx.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 30th October at 5pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Web

www.11grosvenorcourttoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 10 Blairgowrie Court A breathtaking private 2,694sqm (approx.), parkland setting with north-south tennis court and pool highlights the unique sense of seclusion showcased by this magnificent 1930´s family domain. A relaxed understated ambience has been achieved through formal rooms, living areas, study, recreation/home theatre and entertainers kitchen opening to covered al fresco living (OFP) and heated pool. Main bedroom (en-suite) is complemented by 5 further bedrooms, 4 further bathrooms and powder-room. Features heating/ cooling, security, wine cellar, 3 car garage and auto-gates.

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 29th October at 3.30pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Web

www.10blairgowriecourtbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 38 Armadale Street Brilliantly architect designed contemporary residence caters to every family requirement in a coveted location. Inviting proportions & timber floors define formal sitting, study, kids retreat/5th bedroom, generous living/dining room (gas fire) & stunning Miele stone kitchen opening to an extraordinarily deep (57.56m approx) northeast garden. 3 bedrooms (BIRs) & bathroom are complemented upstairs by main bedroom with retreat, balcony, WIR & designer ens. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, laundry, 3rd WC, irrigation, storeroom & OSP. Land: 692sqm/7,446sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.38armadalestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 493 Glenferrie Road A Hawthorn landmark for well over a century, this Italianate Victorian residence occupies an expansive 1,325sqm walled garden allotment enjoying a prominent location at the corner of of Callantina Road. Generously proportioned principal rooms bathed in natural; light create an atmosphere redolent of a grand Mediterranean villa, while providing the features and functionality dictated by modern living, so flexible is its 10 room, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom accommodation.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday From 3pm

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Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Web

www.493glenferrieroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 4 Stawell Street Landmark slate-roofed Victorian residence combining the elegances and grand proportions of the Victorian era with the best in contemporary family living. Comprising marble hallway, arched formal sitting/dining rooms, cellar/games room, laundry, kitchen, north-facing informal living/dining, study, paved entertaining, gas-heated in-ground pool. Upstairs 4 bedrooms (BIRs/ens/main/WIR, balcony), concealed staircase to retreat. Includes alarm, Euro S/S appliances, marble bench tops/OFPs, ducted heating/vacuum, remote gates/garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.4stawellstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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EAST MELBOURNE 45 Grey Street Elegant period proportions and exceptional contemporary spaces achieve spectacular success throughout this refined, renovated Victorian terrace overlooking Powlett Reserve, accompanied to the rear by a flexible, fully self contained apartment. Traditional formal sitting and dining rooms, each with marble fire places, precede superb living, dining and entertaining areas, a Miele kitchen and generous courtyard. Majestic main bedroom opens to a romantic balcony. Hydronic heating. Secure garage. Nothing could be finer.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

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

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.45greystreeteastmelbourne.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 12 Stewart Street Californian beauty and a contemporary revival are perfectly designed with feature-rich style and innovation. The heart of this single-level home is a state-of-the-art north-facing family room. From here you can admire the pool through big windows, relax by the fireplace, and enjoy the quality fitout. Streamlined kitchen includes Rosieres ovens, icemaker fridge and garden views. Flexible floorplan with sitting room, 4 bedrooms, study zone and superb fitout. Cul de sac living at its best near the beach, schools and Were St shops. Land: 780sqm/ 8395sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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Web

www.12stewartstreetbrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 68 Glyndon Road A distinguished 3-4 bedroom 1920´s brick family home rich in period charm and amid breathtaking elevated gardens some 2000+ sqm (approx) is just minutes from Hartwell & Riversdale shopping, trains and trams. Gracious accommodation of 3 living zones, 2 bathrooms, study, separate studio, garage, solar heated pool and multi osp. Immaculate presentation throughout the home ensures generous current day family comfort whilst a site of such significant size inspires renovation or redevelopment (STCA) rewards.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Web

www.68glyndonroadcamberwell.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 33 Kalang Road Set in a prominent elevated position and framed by a line of Silver Birch trees this instantly appealing brick Californian Bungalow offers keenly sought-after family credentials with a sympathetically renovated interior comprising formal sitting & dining rooms (OFPs), 3 bedrooms (BIRs, main/ ensuite), study/4th bedroom, family bathroom plus a central kitchen with informal living/dining opening to a northfacing vine-clad entertaining area & leafy private garden, laundry & powder room. Includes alarm, d/heating, R/C airconditioner, carport+w/shop. Land: 791sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.33kalangroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 27 Tourello Avenue A superbly located and impressive 1930s family residence which boasts gracious proportions and period features renovated and extended to provide spacious/flexible zoned accommodation - perfect for family living and entertaining. The interior comprises glossy polished timber floors, wide hallway, formal & informal living rooms, study, 4 bedrooms (main/WIR), 2 sparkling bathrooms, laundry, utility room & powder room; plus a fabulous north-facing kitchen/dining area & family retreat all opening to an outdoor entertaining area. Land size 1031sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 3pm

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DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.27tourelloavenuehawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 39 Erica Avenue An innovative approach to design is illustrated by every detail of this striking residence. A light filled floorplan features formal living, huge study/media room, living/dining and entertaining areas which spill seamlessly out to sun drenched decking around a solar heated pool. Central kitchen with walk-in pantry offers open plan excellence. Downstairs main bedroom with spacious en suite is complemented upstairs by four additional double bedrooms, each with BIRs, large family bathroom & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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www.39ericaavenuegleniris.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 24 Dean Street A French Provincial home over 3 levels, constructed with a commitment to quality, luxurious appointments & exceptional presentation. Feat wide Oak floorboards, a stunning blend of formal/informal living areas, 4 bdrms (main faces north-double WIR & ensuite, 3 bdrms/2 ensuites, BIRs) study+file room, upstairs retreat, pwdr room, plus open-plan gourmet kitchen (Marble bench-tops, S/S appliances) living/dining opening to a north-facing alfresco area, IG pool & private garden. Basement home theatre, impressive cellar, 4-5 car garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Web

www.24deanstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 98 Normanby Road A secluded, sun-filled sanctuary on a large landscaped block, ´Balquhidder´ epitomizes the highest standards in quality & comfort with an exceptional emphasis on entertaining excellence. Substantial four bedroom, two study accommodation is complemented by formal lounge & dining rooms opening to spacious family area & sensational roofed alfresco room with 2nd kitchen. Also includes stunning family kitchen, two bathrooms, solar electricity, carport & auto gates. Near private schools, High Street & Outer Circle park. Land: 803sqm / 8,641sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Web

www.98normanbyroadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 67 Coppin Street Beautiful c1913 Gascoigne Estate Edwardian balances ornate elegance with state of the art designer style. Decorative ceilings are contrasted with wide Blackbutt floors through hallway to sitting room, study, main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), upstairs retreat, 3 further bedrooms (BIRs) and 2 bathrooms. Wonderful living/dining with gourmet Miele kitchen open to covered outdoor dining with remote opening roof and picturesque north-facing garden with pool. Features hydronic heating, RC/air-conditioning, 3xgas log fireplaces, alarm, water tank and 2xgarage.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & 7-7.30pm Saturday from 10am

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Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Web

www.67coppinstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 30 Nott Street A coveted Gascoigne Estate address, generous proportions and superb family comfort combine to highlight this c1929 residence´s enduring family appeal and excellent potential. Timber floors flow through wide hallway to gracious sitting room (OFP) and main bedroom with gas log fireplace. Two further bedrooms (1BIR) and study are accompanied by two bathrooms. A spacious European kitchen, light-filled dining and living room open to northeast garden. Features hydronic heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, garage, carport and auto gates. Land: 810sqm/8,662sqft approx.

Auction

Wednesday 31st October at 7pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm

Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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www.30nottstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 421 Wattletree Road The success with which this sincerely beautiful 4BR + study home fulfils every family need is matched only by the convenience of its privileged position in the Dorrington Estate just meters from Central Park eateries, trams & premier schools. Elegant presentation distinguishes a substantial family floorplan highlighted by dual formal zones (OFP), open plan family spaces, ILVE Kitchen, upstairs media zone, main BR with sitting, WIR, luxury ensuite. Northern alfresco entertaining, landscaped garden, solar heated pool, remote double garage, OSP. Land 874sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.421wattletreeroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT 12 Louise Avenue A landmark, long-held property in a prestigious position; the significant dimensions of 1,299sqm approx allotment on this established garden block are greatly admired from the comfortable two-level interior of this charming 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Edwardian c1917 enjoying stunning city skyline views. A rare offering on this substantial allotment with ROW, offers sweeping 28.41m (93´6") frontage with pleasing proximity to schools, Hamilton village shops, parks and trains. Capitalize on this unique opportunity with a view to further renovate & extend.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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Web

www.12louiseavenuemontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 43 Durham Road A superbly renovated/extended Californian Bungalow in the coveted English counties precinct with zoned living and entertaining areas comprising 4 bedrooms (main/WIR/ ensuite) or 3+study, laundry+bathroom and a stylish Smeg/ granite kitchen with two living areas opening to a northeast facing outdoor entertaining domain with a generous retreat/rumpus room & store/workshop - all perfect for year round enjoyment. Features include landscaped gardens Baltic Pine floors, Plantation shutters, d/heating, R/C airconditioner, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Web

www.43durhamroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 40 Windsor Crescent An elegant early 1900s family residence in the leafy Windsor Park Estate with preserved period features perfectly matched to contemporary, zoned family living+entertaining areas comprising black & white tiled arched hall, formal dining & living rooms, 3 bedrooms, pristine bathroom, informal living & well-appointed kitchen/meals+concealed laundry. A generous rear garden includes a g/heated I/G pool, paved entertaining area & rem/double garage with upstairs selfcontained studio, retreat or 4th bedroom & unique dual street frontage & front OSP. Land: 954sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 1pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

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Web

www.40windsorcrescentsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 59 Barkly Avenue This newly built three bedroom Victorian residence brilliantly showcases a stunning combination of classic elegance with contemporary style. Main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), formal sitting, Miele kitchen with open plan living/dining. Upstairs two double bedrooms, bathroom and study area. Features North facing courtyard, laundry facilities and off street parking with right-of-way access.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Web

www.59barklyavenuearmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 6 Mount Pleasant Grove IS THIS THE BEST POSITION IN ARMADALE? Directly overlooking historic Victory Square, close to trains, trams, buses, kindergartens, primary & secondary schools & a short walk to cosmopolitan High Street with its fine dining, boutiques & fashion. Still retaining its period charm, the home comprises 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large study & spacious living/dining area opening to paved rear garden & off-street parking. This rare property is in good condition, whilst offering excellent scope to further improve.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 11am

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Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.6mountpleasantgrovearmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 78 Albion Road The considerable appeal of this delightful solid brick c1927 family residence is accentuated by the enormous scope presented by its exceptionally deep (approx 57m) northfacing allotment. Baltic pine floors flow through hallway, elegant formal sitting room (OFP), formal dining and gorgeous main bedroom (BIR) complemented by 2 further bedrooms (BIRs) and 2 bright bathrooms. The well appointed timber kitchen and family living/dining room open to the garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-con, laundry and garage via ROW. Land: 765sqm/8,228sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 10am

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Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.78albionroadashburton.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN 20 Highland Avenue Nestled behind rare 100ft frontage amidst glorious gardens, this delightful family home’s appeal is highlighted by its timeless elegance, well zoned dimensions and coveted locale. An inviting entrance leads to formal living/dining, superb kitchen & generous family/meals opening to northeast garden. The main bedrm (ensuite/WIR) is complemented by 3 further bedrms, 2nd bathrm & balcony (views). Features ducted htg, air-con, alarm, pwdr-rm, auto gates & dble carport. In the prized Balwyn High Zone, close to leading schools, shops, parks & transport. Land 720sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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www.20highlandavenuebalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN 35 Yerrin Street Premier surroundings combine with elegant 4 bedroom family accommodation and a luxuriant landscaped garden with pool in this modern residence just a short walk from Balwyn Village and Whitehorse Road trams and Balwyn High zone. Generous proportions defined by stylish presentation, extensive garden views and elevated poolside entertaining include formal sitting, fitted study, open plan family room, Bosch appointed kitchen, main bedroom featuring retreat with CBD views and renovated en suite/ BIRs plus 3 further bedrooms. Ample built in storage, remote double garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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Web

www.35yerrinstreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 15 Kendari Avenue The sensational architecturally designed dimensions of this renovated c1950´s residence create an idyllic, stylish family retreat directly on MacLeay Park. An inviting ambience has been established through sitting room, adjacent dining (gas log fireplaces) and stunning Smeg kitchen featuring marble bench-top and butler´s pantry/laundry. Expansive family/ dining opens to north-east garden and park. 3 large bedrms are accompanied by 2 stylish bathrms and study/4th bedrm. Features panel heating and OSP for 3 cars. Ideally located within the Balwyn High zone and close to all amenities.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Web

www.15kendariavenuebalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 7 Uplands Road A fabulous family lifestyle beckons with this light-filled 1930s residence nestled in prized parkland precinct just a short walk to schools. On a north-facing rear 572sqm block that backs onto a walking trail, this attractive three bedroom, two bathroom home blends Art Deco detail and modern enhancement with family-friendly garden surroundings including entertainment decks. Offers air-con, central heating, alarm, sitting room, family living/dining area, fully-appointed kitchen, OSP near Stradbroke Village and High Street.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 9am

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Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Web

www.7uplandsroadbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON EAST 21 Welwyn Avenue Grand and glamorous new 5-bedroom home showcases an impressive way of living in Brighton East. Every room is designed for family-focused relaxation, with 3 generous living areas, magnificent marble kitchen and Blum butler´s pantry/2nd kitchen, 5 bathrooms, sauna, and indoor-outdoor poolside areas. Every luxury is here, including a sumptuous parents´ retreat, outdoor kitchen, Miele espresso machine, parquet entry, wine fridge, and automatic gates. Metres from Dendy Park and near schools, shops and golf course.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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Web

www.21welwynavenuebrightoneast.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 132B Fordham Avenue Brand new architecturally designed 2-storey town residence with eye-catching rendered facade, clean lines & light-filled interior featuring heated polished concrete floors, quality fixtures/fittings comprising superb living/dining with Smeg+ Stone kitchen & Butlers pantry flowing to Nth/West facing courtyard, study, powder room & laundry. Upstairs - 3 bedrooms (main/BIRs/ensuite) plus sleek bathroom+separate WC/powder room. Features include v/intercom, alarm, ducted vacuum, R/C air-conditioners, large rem/garage/ storage with internal access.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.132bfordhamavenuecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 9 Carrington Street Instantly appealing Victorian home in quiet cul-de-sac renovated with designer style and interior featuring arched Baltic Pine hallway, 3 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), pristine bathroom, study and laundry. The stunning rear extension incorporates a superbly appointed kitchen, large living area & dining (bay window) plus French doors overlooking a covered deck+sandstone paved garden. Features include alarm, period attributes, Plantation shutters, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners, rem/double garage (rear access - Vicars Street).

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Web

www.9carringtonstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 34 Cole Street Stylishly renovated 1940s semi-detached with white washed interior comprising beautiful European Oak parquetry floors, sitting room/study, 3 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), sparkling bathroom, laundry & powder room. Complemented by a spacious living area (GLF) plus fabulous Smeg/stone kitchen (WIP) opening to a deck and easy care private garden. Features include video intercom, alarm, ducted heating/cooling, solar boosted HWS, water tank (5000ltr) rem/gates/garage. Sought after location close Anderson Park.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday from 10am

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.34colestreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 28a Fairmount Road Luxuriously appointed new two-storey town residence in sought-after leafy location featuring striking facade designed to maximize northern light and space throughout interior comprising European Oak floors, charcoal/white dĂŠcor, study, superbly equipped stone/Gaggenau kitchen with WIP, generous living/dining, deck & low maintenance garden, retreat, three bedrooms (downstairs/main/WIR/ ensuite), laundry, powder room and fully tiled bathroom. Features include security, quality fixtures/fittings, R/c airconditioning, rem/garage+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.28afairmountroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ST KILDA 15 Clyde Street One of St Kilda´s oldest homes, this light-filled c1850´s Georgian family residence reflects evocative classic French style through generous indoor/outdoor dimensions. Limed Baltic pine floors flow through arched hallway, glorious sitting room (OFP), formal dining and generous family room with enduring contemporary eat-in Ilve kitchen opening to a landscaped private garden. Four double bedrooms (BIRs/ OFPs) and separate study share two bathrooms. Features hydronic heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, carport plus OSP and auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 11.30am

Inspect

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

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Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623 Damian O´Sullivan 0418 566 916

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Web

www.15clydestreetstkilda.com

Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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KEW 21 Cecil Street A picturesque Arts and Crafts residence showcasing all the fine craftsmanship and artistry of its era with characterfilled interior comprising entrance foyer, dining room, adjacent sitting room (OFP), downstairs bedroom and wellappointed stainless steel/timber kitchen leading to a sun drenched north-west facing informal family living area opening to wisteria clad covered deck and leafy garden; plus a laundry & bathroom. Upstairs has two bedrooms, main/ WIR+study & sparkling bathroom. Close to popular family amenities.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.21cecilstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 2 Downton Grove An array of blue chip lifestyle benefits enhance the appeal of this two-level tuckpointed brick residence c1928 superbly sited on a manageable north-facing rear allotment. Desirably positioned in the coveted private schools/hospitals precinct; 1970s owner-architect extensions complement the original Art Nouveau-inspired character of this charming four bedroom, two bathroom home offering absolute comfort and alluring options to further improve. Stroll to Cotham Road trams from this property including garage. Land: 634sqm / 6,822sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Web

www.2downtongrovekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 13 Gordon Avenue Superb Victorian residence attaining a level of sophistication rarely seen in comparable homes. Meticulously renovated comprising arched hallway, three bedrooms, marble/tiled bathroom, powder room, two-storey extension, stunning kitchen, laundry/storage, living/dining room, full height windows/concertina doors to private garden. Upstairs main bedroom (WIR/marble/ensuite). Features: Emprite cupboards, stone bench-tops, top-of-the-range Euro appliances, wide board Brush Box floors, d/heating/cooling/vacuum, auto irrigation.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 12pm

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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KEW 34 Hartington Street Extra wide and extra deep featuring a fabulous heated pool and garden oasis, this freestanding block-fronted Victorian exudes style and elegance in a central location off High Street. Set back from the street with ample OSP, this tastefully renovated three bedroom, two bathroom home extends over two light-filled levels delivering easy-care modern living in a peaceful pocket close to schools, shopping strips, trams and parklands. Comprises dining, living, stunning Miele kitchen, air-conditioning and gas heating.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.34hartingtonstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 49 Hartington Street Stunning new two-storey luxury residence in convenient Kew location featuring distinctive facade designed to maximise light and space throughout interior comprising ceramic tile floors, all-white dĂŠcor, superbly equipped Smeg/ stone kitchen with Butlers Pantry, generous north-facing living/dining, deck/courtyard, four double bedrooms (2WIRsensuites), laundry and sleek bathroom. Features include video/intercom, alarm, ducted heating/cooling, prestige fixtures/fittings, easy care gardens, water tank, remote/gates/double garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 12pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Web

www.49hartingtonstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 11 Rochester Street Priced To Sell-This stunning architect designed 4 bedroom plus study residence offers separate formal living/ dining, state-of-the-art kitchen with butler’s pantry overlooking fabulous meals and family room opening to a superb decked courtyard and garden. Well situated only minutes from Kew Junction shopping and local schools. Includes video intercom, alarm, hydronic heating, refrigerated cooling, tanks+irrigation and double lock up garage.

Private Sale $2,795,000

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Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.11rochesterstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW / STUDLEY PARK 51 Stawell Street This family home reflects the appeal of a Studley Park location close to Kew Junction, the city and the area´s list of leading schools. The homes large, north facing living and dining areas enjoying balcony outlooks over the tree-tops while separate family room and kitchen/meals overlook an established rear garden. Main bedroom with ensuite precedes three further bedrooms and two bathrooms. Double garage and basement cellar/storage, gas heating/air conditioning, security alarm, automatic sprinklers and drip irrigation. Land 615sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.15-3.45pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Mark Dayman 0409 342 462 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

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Web

www.51stawellstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 10 Euston Street The magnetic street presence of this beautiful timber Edwardian residence is matched by an inviting interior that exudes wonderful period charm. High ceilings and leadlight windows are highlighted through Baltic pine hallway, two bedrooms (BIRs/1 OFP) and bathroom. Vaulted timber ceilings soar above generous living room (OFP), dining area and country style Blanco kitchen opening to northeast deck. Second sitting room opens to paved courtyard. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, laundry, OSP and auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Web

www.10eustonstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 29 Raleigh Street Delightful Edwardian residence delivers an irresistible blend of original elegance and modern comfort. An enchanting faรงade is matched inside by Baltic pine floors and decorative ceilings through formal sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with BIR/en-suite, three additional bedrooms (2 OFPs/1BIR), bathroom and study with attic retreat. The superb kitchen with WIP and generous living/dining room (gas log fire) open to northeast garden. Features ducted heating, RC/airconditioning, alarm, laundry and 2 x OSP. Land: 558sqm/6,000sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.29raleighstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 1A Karma Avenue Meticulously constructed by award-winning builder this architect-designed residence puts classic elegance into a contemporary context. Designer flair is immediately apparent through entrance hall, sitting room or downstairs bedroom (BIR), stylish bathroom & study. Main bedroom (ensuite/WIR) is accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs), retreat & bathroom. Stunning Hamptons inspired kitchen, generous living/dining open to northwest decked garden. Heating/cooling, alarm, intercom, storage & R/C garage.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Web

www.1akarmaavenuemalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 5 Winton Road A unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase such a large landholding in a prime location with exceptional investment potential and future lifestyle appeal. The land totaling 1,823sqm/19,615sqft approx. with northerly views over Gardiners Creek provides a rare opportunity for developers seeking a site capable of a multiple residences or an apartment development (STCA). Currently occupied by a spacious 4-bedroom brick family home+flat which could be renovated/occupied/rented temporarily whilst deciding on its future.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 11am

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.5wintonroadmalverneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MONT ALBERT 3 Plumley Street Attractive contemporary Californian Bungalow-styled home in quiet location with immaculately presented contemporary interior featuring polished timber floors, sitting room (OFP), main bedroom (box bay window, WIR/ensuite), sunny northfacing open-plan Blanco S/S kitchen, dining & living flowing to a private easy care courtyard, laundry and two separately zoned double bedrooms, family bathroom and powder room. Features include video intercom, alarm, marble benchtops, ducted heating/vacuum, remote/double garage with internal access.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.3plumleystreetmontalbert.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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PRAHRAN 14 Lewisham Road Highlighted by classic elegance, gracious proportions & a garden setting, this enchanting c1890 solid brick Victorian with potential to renovate/extend (STCA), is an exceptionally rare find in an inner urban locale. A double arched hallway leads to an imposing formal sitting/dining/gallery with professional hanging system, 4 generous bedrooms (one with OFP) & central bathroom. Well-equipped kitchen & spacious family living/dining (OFP) open to N/E garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-con, alarm, water tank, ext 2nd toilet, garage & OSP for 4 cars. Land: 613sqm/6,596sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 1pm

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Web

www.14lewishamroadprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAK 4/496 Toorak Road Stunning penthouse apartment impressively showcases superb style and luxury, generous north-facing dimensions and spectacular city views. A travertine foyer leads directly from private lift to beautifully proportioned living/dining room (gas log fire) and gourmet kitchen opening to expansive north-facing terrace offering picturesque views. Main bedroom with stylish en-suite/WIR is complemented by two further bedrooms and chic bathroom. Features heating/ cooling, ducted vacuum, video intercom, laundry and 2xbasement carparks.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 10am

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Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.4-496toorakroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAK 14/48 Lansell Road Desirably situated and luxuriously spacious, this 2nd level apartment exudes contemporary European elegance throughout. Superbly proportioned north-facing living and dining room (gas log fireplace) offers leafy outlooks from balcony and private terrace. Marble tiles flow through casual dining room and stunning gourmet Ilve kitchen. The generous main bedroom (WIR/en-suite) is complemented by second bedroom (WIR), bathroom and study. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, laundry, attic storage, 2 basement carparks.

Auction

Saturday 27th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.14-48lansellroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 1/10 Valonia Avenue A superbly presented 2-storey contemporary town residence conveniently located near Surrey Hills Village/station & an excellent array of schools boasts a stylish faรงade and features formal/informal living areas, polished parquetry floors, study, bathroom & laundry; plus a generous open plan kitchen and family living domain opening to a private northeast facing courtyard. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms main/WIR+ ensuite & family bathroom. Features include alarm, R/C airconditioners, CaesarStone benchtops, Smeg S/S appliances, d/vacuum, rem/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.1-10valoniaavenuesurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 18 Central Park Road Charming double fronted brick Edwardian family home, superbly refurbished, featuring 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms in the sought-after Gascoigne Estate and close to Central Park. Downstairs comprises period entrance hall, spacious sitting room, OFPs, games room, kitchen, huge open plan living and dining to covered terrace overlooking private gardens, heated pool & barbecue area. Main bedroom (en suite, WIR) study & central family bathroom, separate laundry. Upstairs 2 bright bedrooms, BIRs, large bathroom & retreat. Land: 700sqm/7,533sqft approx

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Web

www.18centralparkroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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KEW 4 Willsmere Road New Release Large and luxurious 2 bedroom apartments with vast courtyard gardens and 3 bedroom penthouse apartments. With construction about to commence act now to add your own tastes and designs. This stunning design, perfectly encapsulates the picturesque environment that it is set in.Inspired by the City lights and its striking metal structures, ESQUE embraces Parisian architectural influences with a bold, curvilinear, metal cloak for striking style.

Private Sale

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On site Thursday 2-3pm & Saturday by appointment

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Contact

Mark Dayman 0409 342 462 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

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Web

www.esqueapartments.com.au

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN Somers Avenue (Stonington Estate) UNRIVALLED DESIGN & STYLE In Malvern’s Most Luxurious Address - Historic Location - Garden Surrounds - Designed by Rothe Lowman - Luxurious Finishes - Landscaping by Tract - 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 to 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces - All with huge private entertaining spaces 2 Bedrooms from $650,000 3 Bedrooms from $1,050,000

Inspection at Airlie Mansion 452 St Kilda Rd Melbourne Saturday 3.30-4.30pm & Wednesday 11-12noon & 6.30-7.30pm Contact

Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

Web

www.thenorfolkapartments.com.au

Office

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SOUTH YARRA 55 Davis Avenue An exclusive association between OrchardPIPER and Jolson architects and interiors provides the only opportunity to own a Jolson designed apartment, architecture previously reserved for "one off" private commissions. Eight apartments and two half floor penthouses will provide exclusivity and lifestyle, the way South Yarra living should be. Surrounded by Rick Eckersley designed gardens, Davis Avenue offers a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses, all with studies, OPFs and generous terraces or private courtyards and all include a minimum of 2 carspaces.

Private Sale From $1,465,000

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By appointment

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Web

www.davisavenue.com.au

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 30/428 Tooronga Road With construction started - this 97sqm (approx) home offers the finest City views, three balconies and high class finishes. Constance Apartments are ideally suited to those looking to maximise their free time in a low maintenance home. All the ingredients for the perfect lifestyle are within easy reach parks and gardens, cafes and restaurants, shopping facilities and sports clubs. A select number of other 2 bedroom apartments also remain from $645,000

Private Sale

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Thursday 11-12pm & Saturday 2-3pm

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Nick Ptak 0413 370 442 Mark Dayman 0409 342 462

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For Sale St KilDa 25 Octavia Street

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Sleek streamlined style creates a seductive backdrop of clean-lined urban sophistication throughout the space-filled interiors of these 5 brand-new apartments. Immediately revealing the wow factor, north-facing living and dining rooms extend outdoors to either full-width entertaining terraces or private courtyards– idyllic places to wake up with a morning cup of coffee, chill out at the end of the day with a glass of wine or catch up with friends and relax. Terraces on the upper levels enjoy exhilarating views over the roof tops towards the sparkling lights of the city. Appointed with a full range of stainless-steel Miele appliances, Caesar Stone benchtops, breakfast bars, central island benches and plenty of storage, the open-plan gourmet kitchens are perfectly planned to cook up some memorable culinary experiences. Walls of built-in robes are fitted in each of two mirror-image bedrooms. Fully tiled ensuite bathrooms for the main bedrooms are complemented with separate fully tiled bathrooms that serve the second bedrooms. Euro laundries, basement car spaces plus handy storage room, heating, cooling, intercom security and glossy floorboards are some of the additional features that make this top-quality package such a standout. This outstanding boutique block of eleven is within arm’s reach of city transport, Fitzroy’s Street’s cosmopolitan cafés and vibrant night life attractions and the fabulous choice of recreation and leisure facilities at Alma Park and Albert Park Lake.

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Marcus Marelic 0403 468 468 marcusm@southyarrarealestate.com.au Stephen Miles 0404 252 467 stephenm@southyarrarealestate.com.au

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In a sought-after neighbourhood on Mount Eliza’s golden mile, with the beach at the end of the street and village cafés and shops nearby, discover an architectural masterpiece in this four-bedroom house. This property is absolutely private, yet is walking distance to local amenities and Toorak College. A brilliant blend of classic and contemporary, it enjoys light-filled spaces with its vast windows, and features hardwood flooring throughout its living spaces. An expansive living room with an ornate open fireplace creates a warm ambience, which extends to the formal dining area. A stunning Carrara marble kitchen has floor-to-ceiling windows, a scullery and stainless-steel appliances. The main bedroom, on the first level, combines soaring

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URBAN STYLE ATOP 10 ACRES LOOKING TO MT MACEDON Offers privacy, panoramic views and superb angular design

Featuring raked ceilings and Tasmanian Myrtle timber floors, the home offers a wonderful architectural style that blends to the country landscape and grounds. There is an atrium style entry, 3 or 4 bedrooms with robes, a study/office with built in book shelves/work space, and 2 substantial bathrooms. The living – dining – kitchen is open plan and has a fire place, air conditioning, pantry, 2 ovens, a dishwasher and large Island work space. There is a 2 car garage and separate 6x12m workshop. The grounds offer fertile soils, treed wind breaks, 3 dams, Hen house, terraced vegetable patch, and a number of mature fruit trees and shiraz vines. The property is located 15 minutes from Castlemaine, 25 minutes from Kyneton, 35 minutes from Daylesford and 80 minutes from the City.

$895,000

OFI Saturday 27th of October and Saturday 3rd November 2.15 – 3pm 8 Saunders Court, Elphinstone, Castlemaine Rob Waller - 0418 571 130 | 167 Barker Street, Castlemaine (03) 5470 5811

www.wallerrealty.com.au

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ceilings and huge windows with views over the bay. His-and-hers walk-in wardrobes and a large Carrara marble en suite complete this space. Downstairs, a second bedroom has walk-in wardrobes and an en suite, while two further bedrooms are served by a spacious bathroom. French doors open to an extensive deck overlooking the solar-heated swimming pool and landscaped gardens. Other features include a spacious rumpus room, utilities room, laundry with drying cupboard, storage room, study nook, double carport, garden shed, automatic blinds, landscape irrigation system, ducted heating, ducted refrigerated air-conditioning and split system air-conditioning. \ THIS INFORMATION WAS SUPPLIED BY AQUA REAL ESTATE

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MOST DESIRABLE ... NOW AFFORDABLE 31 Carwoola Crescent, Mooloolaba Superbly located on the Main River, this prestigious North East facing deep-water residence designed by Frank Macchia is now offered for sale millions of dollars below the replacement cost. The owners are committed to move elsewhere and are prepared for an immediate sale. Possibly, the best waterfront home in a truly blue chip location “best house in the best street”. This iconic home demands an inspection to fully appreciate its superb architecture and design and to secure a foot hold in this most sort after location. Call us for a private inspection today!

4 Bed | 3 Bath | 5 Car • Minutes walk to Mooloolaba beaches, cafes & restaurants • Underground basement garaging up to 5 cars • Steam room, gymnasium, media room, wine cellar, 3 stage lift, smart wiring, 2 kitchens • High quality imported fittings & fixtures • Well-crafted from timeless materials to create a truly unique masterpiece of design & function

Price: Buyers From The High $3,000,000 Should Enquire Inspect: By Appointment Loren Wimhurst 0415 380 222 Christopher Jones 0405 469 736 Web Code: MCHY2528

1300 400 777

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MORNINGTON 820 The Esplanade COMBE MARTIN - ICONIC, HISTORIC, CHARMING & ELEGANT Perhaps the most iconic of Mornington’s beach front property’s, Combe Martin is unforgettable both inside and out. Exuding classic old-world charm and craftsmanship with a touch of English eccentricity, Combe Martin was originally designed and constructed as a summer house in the neo-Tudor or Old English style during 1939-40. Taking its name from the English seaside town Combe Martin in Devon, the residence is sited with a northerly aspect on approx. 1/2 acre directly opposite Mills Beach providing commanding bay and city skyline views. Internally the property features approx. 70 squares of elegant living space with superbly detailed timber finishes, marble surfaces and an exquisite stain glass window depicting the Rouwolt family history, all of which combine to deliver the utmost in refinement and luxury. This is a family residence par excellence offering five spacious bedrooms, four bathrooms, modern integrated kitchen with marble bench tops, two formal sitting rooms, study, billiard/ games room, established gardens and six car spaces. Other notable features of this superior residence are the housekeeper’s key room with more than 100 keys for all the multitude of doors and cabinets found throughout the home, ducted heating, a security system and two auto double garages which can be accessed by both front and rear driveways. Combe Martin’s Esplanade address ensures easy and quick access to Mornington’s retail precinct, the yacht club and marina as well as all the attractions of the Mornington Peninsula while Melbourne’s CBD is less than an hour away. Combe Martin is as an unusual example of the work of the prominent Melbourne architectural firm of Norman Seabrook and Alan L. Fildes and is a historically significant residence that demands your attention and inspection

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$5,600,000

INSPECT

Private inspection only

CONTACT

Richard J. Luff 0417 811 986

Level 1,, 459 Toorak Road, Toorak

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eldersrealestate.com.au

eldersrealestate.com.au

To be offered as 3 adjoining 100 acre lots Prior offers on whole 300 acres or separate lots considered Don Olden 0417 805 312, Zel Svenson 0438 636 290 Elders Korumburra | Web Id 4577859

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Auction Saturday 17th November 11am on-site – Kilcunda Ridge Road Kilcunda Outstanding opportunity to secure renowned Bass Coast property offering: • Stunning 360o views of Westernport Bay & Bass Strait • Outstanding future home sites (STCA) • Prime lifestyle investment opportunity • 5km Kilcunda, 15km Phillip Island, 90 minutes of Melbourne CBD • Productive land ideal for cattle, horses etc.

Auction

330 Hamilton Highway, Fyansford – Magnificent Geelong City Fringe Rural Land Bank Investment & Lifestyle 45 Minutes Melbourne Auction Saturday 10th November 2012 at 11am on Site Inspection Strictly by appointment with agent • 19 Acres (7.68 ha) of prime positioned land, 2 road frontages • 3 Bedroom brick veneer family home in parkland setting, garaging & shedding • Watered by rainwater storage and dam. “Highway Park” situated in a tightly held and capital appreciating region. 1 minute Ring Road, 5 minutes Geelong, 20 minutes Surf Coast, 15 minutes Avalon Airport, 45 minutes Melbourne CBD and International Airport. Ken Drysdale 0409 195 470, Elders Geelong 03 5225 5000 Web Id 4548321 www.elders.com.au/geelong

Auction

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2137 Melbourne – Lancefield Road

'Mintaro' circa 1882 on 9.9Ha (24 acres)

Executors Realisation Sale - 78 years same family ownership

A once undeniably grand and gracious inner country homestead, now in need of total restoration, and with outstanding future use potential.

Auction Thursday 15 November at 2.30pm

Reserve Price $3m Colour brochure available View By appointment only Contact John Keating 0419 880 444

47 GLEN SHIAN LANE, MOUNT ELIZA

˜ $2.3M+ ˜

POSITION OF PRIVILEGE

Set on approx 2289sqm in a sought after neighbourhood in Mount Eliza’s golden mile, with the beach at the end of the street and local schools, village cafes and boutique shops within walking distance, discover an architectural masterpiece in this expansive 4 bedroom home. A brilliant blend of classic and contemporary, this residence enjoys light filled spaces with its series of vast windows, a stunning carrara marble kitchen, an extensive wide plank deck and a sparkling solar heated pool. Dedicated to privacy is the master bedroom on the first level, which combines soaring ceilings and expansive windows offering wonderful bay views with a luxurious ensuite and WIR, whilst downstairs includes a second master suite and a further two bedrooms.

See Virtual Tour Online Aqua Real Estate Mount Eliza 86 Mt Eliza Way, Mount Eliza 9775 2222

keatings.com.au

83 High Street, Woodend

(03) 5427 2999

View Saturday 27th October 2.00 - 2.30pm Michelle Skoglund 0416 119 444 sales@aquarealestate.com.au

www.aquarealestate.com.au

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Established 1886

Established 1886

750 STAUGHTON VALE ROAD, BALLIANG

www.prh.com.au

pat rice & hawkins

YELLINGBO - YARRA VALLEY

POA Ex se lo tc es 2 ter 01 in 2 of ber ns em sio ec es D pr 7th

“Staughton Vale” c1905 “Staughton Vale” presents a rare opportunity to purchase a landmark property of historical and architectural significance. A gracious, elegant and imposing bluestone residence with the original double-storey semi-detached freestone house at one end showcases the beautiful original period features and wonderfully proportioned rooms typical of its era. Comprising a grand entrance hall, formal and informal living rooms, billiard room, vestibule, two kitchens, two bathrooms, two offices and two laundries.The property is on two titles occupying 61 acres/25 hectares approx has rich river flats abutting Little River.This property also provides a unique opportunity to create a totally new lifestyle or commercial enterprise in a beautiful country setting close to Geelong and Avalon Airport yet within easy commuting distance of Melbourne.

TWO EXCLUSIVE RURAL HOLDINGS

NIES’ - IN TWO SEPARATE LOTS

LOT 1 - 90 ACRES – 36.25 HA LOT 2 - 70 ACRES – 28.16 HA l l l

Contact Nick McCulloch 0488520731 Will Richardson 0418520735

HF Richardson & Co Real Estate Pty Ltd www.hfrichardson.com.au 5229 8017 5 Retreat Road, Newtown

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Auction Saturday 17th November

Versatile farming country with creek frontage Stunning views of the Warburton ranges Very private and secluded position Select parcels of the renowned ‘Tibooburra’ estate 60 km from Melbourne – 20 km from Lilydale

441 St. Kilda Rd. Melbourne

at 11.00 am - on site

441 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne (03) 9866 5588 Matt Childs 0418 512 494 Peter Balharrie 0407 795 007

FIRST IN RURAL PROPERTY

(03) 9866 5588

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Blairgowrie

Executors Auction

Safety Beach

Auction

Auction this Saturday

53 Fawkner Avenue, Blairgowrie Executors Auction Must Be Sold - A Beach House Bonanza This quintessential beach house with bungalow awaits transformation or new home to capitalize on this grand-scale beachside block in excess of 1000m2, STCA. The home offers exceptional spaces for family living and just one street from the water you can stroll along the promenade, take an early morning dip in the bay, walk to the Village for breakfast or set sail from Blairgowrie Yacht Club. What a life!

69 Palm Tree Drive, Safety Beach The Lake House A masterclass in refined contemporary elegance, this exquisite home positioned within the exclusive Country Club estate enjoys views across the 14th hole & ornamental lake, while a unique design centred around a stunning light-filled internal conservatory is guaranteed to take your breath away. Features 360 degree peninsula views from the rooftop terrace, private Mediterranean-style courtyard & 6sq garage.

Auction Saturday 27th October at 12.00noon Terms 10% deposit, balance to be paid in 30/60/90 days Inspection Saturday from 11.30am Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

Auction Saturday 3rd November at 3.00pm Terms 10% deposit, balance to be paid in 60/90 days Inspection Saturday 2.30 - 3.00pm Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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