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aybe it’s all Benny Hill’s fault. There must be cleaned up since “the mistakes of the past”, because “the an episode somewhere in that timeless series past” continues to dog almost every Tour, every year. It that once featured the now-classic phrase of was only 2010 when Tour winner Alberto Contador was the archetypal Inspector Plod as he attempts to divert stripped of his victory and handed a two-year ban after attention from some unspeakable scene of carnage or having been found guilty of doping. Contador is one disaster: “Nothing to see here! Move along!” It’s part of of only five cyclists to win the three Grand Tours – the the language now – as ineffective as it is risible. Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and I heard something of that rather lame attempt Spain’s Vuelta. That feat in itself now looks a at distraction when I read of Australian racing suspicious achievement. We will champion and Tour de France winner Cadel Evans speaks with the guilelessness of the stare long Evans pleading with cycling fans not to lose truly innocent – of course the sport looks and hard at faith in the sport following the revelations cleaned up to him: how can you talk about this sport of disgraced cylist Lance Armstong as a what you don’t know? But he also reflects an long-time drug cheat. Evans said the media intransigent defensiveness that, for me, is now reaction to the news had been “very hysterical” the defining characteristic of this most tainted and that the sport had learnt from the mistakes of sport, a sport I have faithfully followed and loved – the past and was now on a level playing field. Then this and doubted – for so many years. zinger: “It is difficult to deal with at the moment but let’s Despite drug cheats being caught and thrown out, move on and look to the future.” Hmmm – where have deaths on mountaintops from excessive drug use, we heard that before? “Darling – it’s all in the past! Let’s and wins that bordered on the unbelievable, virtually not dwell on all that – let’s look to the future!” everyone inside and outside the sport angrily pushed I’m sorry, but I don’t know what Evans is talking away any suggestion that cycling was Lycra thigh-deep about. It’s perfectly clear that the sport has not been in ampoules, vials, blood bags and IV drips.

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For years I have turned to my husband at the end of every stage, with the same question every time, as Armstrong rode across the line at top speed, straight to his waiting caravan, where he was whisked inside, the door firmly closed behind him. “Why does he do that every single day if he has nothing to hide?” My questioning became tedious, eliciting eye rolls from all who heard it. I now feel sick anger and dispiriting vindication in equal measure. That the doping was going on in that caravan, in the dark, and literally an arm’s length away from cameras and journalists and thousands of adoring, trusting fans is staggering. The man may have had testicular cancer, but talk about balls. The rush to insist that we move on and to deny us the room to speak of betrayal and hurt is arrogance of … well, of cycling proportions – no one quite does untouchable like a world cycling champion. But their cries to us of moving on and looking away won’t work: we will stare long and hard at this sport – in anger, in disgust – and world cycling will have to stare right back through their cool reflector lenses and take it. \

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s the daughter of celebrated Australian painter Charles Blackman, 30-year-old Bertie Blackman certainly knows how to stand her ground when it comes to art. She won an ARIA award for her third album Secrets And Lies in 2009, is a dedicated illustrator and has just released her fourth studio album, Pope Innocent X. If X marks the spot, then Blackman has hit the jackpot. Her new record is fantastical and childlike in wonder, but superbly paints a picture of a woman who has come into her own. Pope Innocent X gets its name from a 1953 painting by Francis Bacon titled Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X. The renowned Irish-born artist lived in the same building as Blackman’s father Charles in London in the 1950s. While Charles never spoke of the experience with his daughter, she knew there was a connection that went back some 60 years. Bacon’s painting is an interpretation of an original religious work by Spanish artist Diego Velázquez. Just as Bacon’s art questioned authority and conjured notions of horror and fantasy, so too does Blackman’s latest musical exploration. “I grew an appreciation for Francis Bacon’s work through my dad. He is one of his favourite painters. He is someone I have come to appreciate on my own as well, having explored many of his works. I find him constantly intriguing,” says Blackman.

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“It’s quite a horrifying image,” she says. “I instantly connected with the Pope, who is being caught in the veil. It’s about being drawn into another world. For me, the story is about parts of my childhood. It’s about lost worlds and my imagination. When you’re a kid, horror is not what you think it is now. When you’re a child it has an innocent violence to it. The album is my spin on what the image did to me, how it made me feel, and just like Bacon, I put it out there.” Bacon’s Study after Velazquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X has been hailed a masterpiece. He became obsessed with the original 1650 painting between 1951 and 1965 and painted 45 variations of the subject. Eight years ago, Bertie Blackman emerged with an indie folk single Favourite Jeans taken from an independently released debut titled Headway. She was new on the scene and gained a solid following, thanks to shows she played regularly at various inner-Sydney venues. By the time she made her second album Black in 2006, it didn’t take long for her to become a Triple J favourite. It was more grunge than folk and confidently saw the singer take on a new musical direction. Then came the award-winning Secrets and Lies three years later – an album that embraced a new way yet again, this time dark synths, keyboards and off-kilter tracks – streams of dreamy pop born from the waters that blessed the sounds of Bjork and Radiohead. Pope Innocent X sees her explore the dark side once again – think Siouxsie and the Banshees’ dark electro synth meets the kookiness of Kate Bush. Blackman decided to write her new album over a 12-month period. She went to Chicago and rented an apartment because it was cheaper to do that overseas than it was in Melbourne, and spent a further 2½ months at The Blackman Hotel in St Kilda Road – a hotel named after her father. In hindsight, it was a weird experience for an artist trying to find her own creative voice – especially seeing her dad’s works everywhere she looked. “When I got back to Australia after being in the States I thought it was good to get an artist’s residency at my father’s hotel,” says Blackman of her bright idea. “But it was quite confronting once I got in there. It was weird being surrounded by his work in such a commercialised sense. You know, waking up and there’s Alice staring at you through the bathroom glass and seeing his paintings down every hall. It was very much about me facing my past. It was definitely an interesting space to write in and it was a far more emotional experience than I expected it to be. It really did help shape the record, to be honest.” Facing the demons is one way of describing what happened next. Blackman recalls a robbery that took place at their family home when she was aged seven. She remembers the intruder tearing the phone from the wall and using the cord to tie up her mother (Genevieve de Couvreur). The intruder continued to rampage through the house and take what he wanted. The song Hide And Seek is a true account of what she saw with her own eyes that evening. “I remember that feeling of fright as a child but also curiosity about what was unfolding,” says Blackman, who grew up in Sydney before moving to Melbourne a few years ago. “I was completely petrified of what was happening,” she says of witnessing the robbery. “But when I started to write that song for this album, I wanted to turn the chorus into a kid’s game and use the verse to tell the story from the point of view of the intruder. All the songs on this album are based on true stories. I don’t feel the record is self-absorbed as a result. It’s the truest I have been to myself this far in my career.” Blackman’s mother – also an artist – was 19 when she married Charles Blackman, who at the time was 49. The pair stayed together from 1978 and 1985. They have two

“I really like the idea of being able to pack my belongings in two suitcases, walk out and not care about what I leave behind.” children together – Bertie, who was born in 1982, and a son, Felix, now an architect, who came along two years later. Her mother has since remarried and works as an artist in Tasmania. It was Blackman’s mother who heard her daughter sing in the family garage in her teens and encouraged her to pursue singing. “My mum commented that I had a beautiful voice. I never thought about it like that. I liked to sing on my own, but I was very shy and it never came up as a possibility of something to pursue,” says Blackman. That led to her picking up her younger brother’s guitar and writing songs. It was a natural step and seemed an obvious one given that her father was self-taught too. “From dad’s point of view, it was important for me to be a visual artist rather than a musician,” says Blackman. “He still lectures me through his dementia, saying I should be at the conservatorium. I’m like dad, I don’t need to do that, I am doing quite well on my own. He is self-taught, so I don’t know where that thinking is coming from. But my mum has always been supportive. I haven’t known my father as a parental figure through any of my music career. My mum has been the primary driver and inspiration and my rock.”

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hadow Chasers is about her relationship with her father. The song opens with the lyrics: “I always thought you were a friend or at least you would pretend.” Blackman says she’s cut close to the bone and simply tells it like it is. “It also feels really right to say that at this point in my life,” she says. “I love that there is deep meaning in the songs and I hope when people listen to them they can find their own parallels. I guess now that I am older I am looking back on those formative years and finally able to comment about my experiences of what it was like as a kid for me.” Charles Blackman suffers from Korsakoff’s syndrome – a memory malfunction associated with years of heavy drinking. He no longer drinks and lives in his rented family home. Blackman still visits her dad, but says she’s closer to her mother. The album’s first single Mercy Killer, with all its textured pop hooks, has a cheeky message to share. It’s a confession by Blackman, who admits she deleted a text from someone else’s phone and never told them. It’s about snooping where you shouldn’t, reading what isn’t meant for you and changing the plot along the way. “We have all done stuff like that but I hope it’s something people can relate to in a similar way,” she says of the album that was produced by composer François Tétaz (Gotye, Architecture in Helsinki, Sally Seltmann), who first teamed with Bertie on Secrets and Lies. For the first time in her career, Blackman has decided

to illustrate the images that come with the CD booklet. “I am bringing my visual art into the album, and I am comfortable with that,” says Blackman, who has only ever exhibited her illustrations for a charity event at Mossgreen Gallery in South Yarra in 2009. “The album feels textural and tactile and you can feel and see where the stories are coming from with the inclusion of the drawings.” To look at Blackman, you can see facial expressions that are identical to her father’s. That cherubic face, sparkling eyes and an artistic swagger that comes naturally. In fact, when you log on to her website, the mischievous artist encourages you to join cult “BB” – a cheeky take on her desire to put you under her spell. That voodoo spell comes through on the album cover art that features her photographed up close. It’s tribal in spirit – a decadent mix of 1920s Spanish horror meets Manga as per Blackman’s request. “I love that image,” she says. “It’s very surreal and real.” Blackman describes herself as someone who lives a solitary life. When she first moved to Melbourne she stuck close to relatives in Glen Iris. She had a shot at living in St Kilda but it reminded her too much of the Cross and now calls Richmond home. She’s quite happy with few possessions, adores her cat Ulfi and bird Katie, keeps her musical instruments close and treasures paintings her father gave her. “Mum would always say I didn’t really care for things as a kid. When she would ask me to tidy up my room, I would throw things in the bin,” she says. “I really like the idea of being able to pack my belongings in two suitcases, walk out and not care about what I leave behind.” Blackman knew that pursuing a music career was never going to be easy, but she didn’t exactly grow up thinking otherwise. Pope Innocent X is all about taking risks, following her heart and delivering a unique musical record. “You know, my mum is a painter and so is my dad. From them both I learnt the lesson early to always stay true to who you are and make the best art you possibly can,” she says. “I never had any icing on the cake or sugary perspective of what it was like to be an artist. They told me it would be a challenge to work for yourself. Watching my parent’s work through their artistic financial ups and downs showed me doing this was never going to be an easy way to live your life. It’s not the most glamorous, but that’s not why I chose this path.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au » Pope Innocent X is out through Universal Music www.bertieblackman.com we welcome your feedback @

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knickers, or see where they slept. Someone remembers one of the nuns as gentle and kind, another recounts her propensity towards corporal punishment. All the memories come in different shades, but all are true, of course, for those who own them. We could be tricky little things back then. We played hard with the teachers and each other. We were toughies, sporties, surfies, dags and girls who liked to dress up as Gene Simmons. Some of us smoked our lungs out behind the tennis courts, others left school early, one at 15 with a baby on the way. Others had trouble at home, which we can see now with hindsight, but never really understood or spoke about then. And most of us just struggled through those years, laughing our heads off at some silliness or crying into our pillows at night because someone didn’t want to be our friend any more. But who among us really felt sure and strong in such young skin? Adolescent games of conquering, separating, winning and losing were all we knew. On Saturday night we’re going to throw away all the old stuff, and show our young selves the grown-ups we’ve become. And no one is cool at 47, surely? The social hierarchy measured out back then by the length of our permed hair, our tans, and the coolness of our boyfriends’ cars is obsolete now there’s actually a granny among us. And there’s something about the fourth decade that allows us to do this, to throw away the detritus and be equal. If only we’d known back then, as we pulled hair over boyfriends and cream buns and put cling film over the toilet seats, that one day we’d all be supporting each other through illnesses and pitching in to bring one of us back from Rome for a party. Yes, if only we’d known it then. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au CK) O / THINKSTO / ISTOCKPHOT (PHOTOS.COM

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his weekend I’m off to my old home town for a school reunion. The last one, 10 years ago, was horrendous. I was so nervous I couldn’t eat, the Champagne went straight to my head, and I wobbled around on high heels all night trying to get people to remember who I was. It took me days to recover from the hangover, but I never really got over the disappointment of knowing I had such a minimal impact on the people with whom I went to school. I couldn’t wait to get out of that town and rarely, if ever, went back, but was I that forgettable? This time it feels different. About a year ago, one of the alumni, living in Italy, homesick and recovering from ... and cancer, set out to find some of her no one old school friends on Facebook. is cool at The group started small and grew 47, surely? organically – someone knew someone who lived over the paddock from someone, or ran into their sister in the supermarket. By halfway through the year the list of old girls was getting bigger and everyone was posting photos of themselves and their kids, and sharing old pics of us as teenagers, lounging all over each other with fresh mullets and sunburnt bodies. It was such a laugh. This weekend almost our entire year will be getting together in the old town. Women are flying in from Perth, Adelaide, even Dubai, and we’ve all chipped in to bring our Italian friend home as well. She started it all. We were at school 30 years ago, holed up in an all-girls Catholic school in a classic Australian beach town. By the time we got to year 11, the old nuns were over teaching, and over us. We’d sneak into the convent pretending to be interested in the tapestries on the walls, but we really wanted to find their old

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o you want to learn about wine? The best way From pictures and comments about what people are to build up knowledge is to taste, taste and taste drinking, conversations with favourite winemakers some more. But let’s be honest, not all of us have (most have Twitter accounts) to tweets about what’s the budget to do this. happening at harvest, in just 140 characters you There are books and courses that offer can build up a good picture of what’s happening Twitter structured tutelage, but they can feel a little without investing too much spare time. is a great like doing homework, taking some of the fun I’m not suggesting you fill your Twitter out of what’s an enjoyable pursuit. Visiting stream with wine-related comments – that’s source of cellar doors to talk and taste with winemakers the pursuit of us wine nerds. But by following wine tips is a great way to learn the ins and outs of wine, a few people in the industry, tasting as often but it can be hard to find the time. as you can and reading about wine, it’s easy to There’s also Twitter. I’ve learnt loads about wine build up knowledge without investing too much. since signing up for it a few years ago and I now follow I’ve also found Twitter to be a great source of wine hundreds of winemakers, vignerons, marketers and, tips. I recently asked a few wine tweeters for their best – most importantly, drinkers. for the regular insights. Here’s some of their best. \

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sommelier. Tip \ “White meat doesn’t always mean white wine; try gamay and turkey, northern italian gems

rondinella and corvina with fish stew.”

Rory Lane @storywines

Winemaker. Tip \ “Befriend a good local independent wine retailer. they will take you around the world and open your palate.”

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Winemaker. Tip \ “Learn how to taste – and i’m not being a smartarse. Attend reputable tutored tasting/courses, taste with experienced people. taste everything.”

David Lloyd @eldridgeestate

Winemaker. Tip \ “know the maker, understand their patch of dirt and how the maker respects the dirt.”

Chris Carpenter @LarkHillWine

Winemaker. Tip \ “preservative (sulfur dioxide) dissipates in wine over time; if you suffer allergies, choose older red wines over younger whites.”

Franco D’Anna @hoddlescreek

Wine producer. Tip \ “the most important and first thing people should ask is ‘Do i

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lmost everything at The Meatball & Wine Bar is likeable – from the balls to the wine, the staff and the sultry, mod-urban space. So I’m going to start with a gripe. Scrupulously considered food based around fabulous produce should not be served with bog-standard bread (some kind of bland, dried out focaccia). Particularly fine hand-crafted charcuterie and cheese served with said bread as its primary accompaniment. Artisan bread suppliers of Melbourne, pick up the phone. Better to talk about the balls, and all. The Meatball & Wine Bar opened about 10 weeks ago. It’s a first restaurant for director Matteo Bruno (Big Mamma’s Boy and Stefano’s Cooking Paradiso, aired on LifeStyle Food), who has shrewdly identified an unexplored niche in Melbourne’s dining scene (who knew there was one?). If you can see the next, feel free to run your idea by me. Meatball bars could yet pop up like Mexican cantinas. Bruno is working on a new show for LifeStyle, Ask the Butcher, which will feature Australian chefs who sound as though they will be invited to provide “guest” meatball recipes for Bruno’s restaurant. Top multitasking. The space is a cross between that Melbourne glossy-magazine look that’s working its way along Flinders Lane and a New York dinner-cum-bar – although the brief was apparently a New York butchery. There are posters of meat cuts on the wall and there’s an oddball, but cute, installation that features hanging meats and toy plastic cows. Just in case you missed mine, ball puns are omnipresent here too. The menu’s loaded with them and patrons add their own, finding them funnier with each glass of wine from a list that features a breezy collection of Australian and Italian varietals, a cool grappa selection, plus beers, ciders and spirits. The service is fun too, with that “we work in a new, trendy place and we are thrilled to be here vibe” – and the honest enthusiasm is catching. The menu, inspired by Bruno’s northern-Italian family’s meatball recipes, features a selection of cured meats and artisan cheeses, plus balls made from pork, beef, chicken, fish and vegetables. Brendon Jones (ex-Hotel Spencer) is working marvels with mince. Each plate of balls features three 60-gram spheres; the beef made of pasture-fed O’Connor Black Angus from Gippsland, the market fish and vegetable varieties vary. Choose your balls and sauce – Italian tomato, creamy white, or pesto. Then add something for them to sit on – potato smash, homemade pasta sheets, Italian beans, polenta or the day’s green-vegetable selection. Chicken balls, made from free-range Lilydale chicken, retain superb texture and are blended with pistachios, muscatels and parmesan. Served with the pesto salsa verde, they were dense and satisfying, needing no accompaniment, but could have had a little more of the well-made, bright sauce. Pork balls, made from Byron Bay Kurobuta pork, were given finesse with fennel, sage and orange and worked divinely with our choice of creamy polenta and

Pork meatballs in cream saUce with Polenta

white sauce. The meat’s consistency again was a feature and its density enhanced the subtle flavourings. With this sort of menu carte blanche you are always left wondering what other combinations would have worked (or what you’d try next time). But it’s the balls, all gluten-free and without padding such as onion, that shine – as expected in a venue using this moniker. There are also sliders, served as a trio of balls on mini brioche buns and heroes, three balls on a ciabatta roll. Hopefully that bread is better. The charcuterie selection – ours was very fine prosciutto di San Daniele, sourced by Sydney butcher Victor Churchill – includes capocollo and fennel or truffle salami. They can be served solo, or as a foursome on a sharing board. It’s the same deal with the mozzarella selection, from That’s Amore Cheese in Donnybrook. The board of three features fior di latte,

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a fabulous diavoletta (served warm with green olives and chilli at its centre) and buffalo. There’s also burata (mozzarella and cream in a mozzarella skin), some mini balls and beef jerky. Desserts, cutely named Whoopie Macs, stick to the theme with a selection of ice-cream orbs – coffee, cherry, vanilla and chocolate – sandwiched between excellent macarons, either coffee, berry, pistachio or chocolate. A big thumbs up for the superb cherry ice-cream with delicate chocolate mac. There are plans for breakfast balls – creamy egg with charred bacon and aged cheddar, and baked eggs with meatballs – says the “coming soon” menu. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au to read more reviews

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eat this The Meatball & Wine Bar, 135 Flinders Lane, city Owner \ Matteo Bruno Chef \ Brendon Jones Prices \ Snacks and starters $8-$24; mains $14-$18; desserts $11.50 Open \ Daily 11am to late Phone \ 9654 7545 (group bookings only)

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Neon-lit messages have been a staple of certain 2012-style restaurant designs. And the “MEAT BAR” sign here is one of the flashiest, if you count bulbs per centimetre. It plays hero to an otherwise rustic, pared-back look – think sandblasted brick walls, bespoke black metal stools and light fittings, polished timber surfaces and low, white-washed exposed beams. The best perch in the house is the petrol-blue alcove with space for four at a three-sided banquette, but some will prefer to be seen at the copper and marble bar, facing the good-looking staff and the metal cages filled with an eclectic wine collection. \ november 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 11


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an Englishman abroad \ PETER WILMOTH TaLks

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ust as watching other people cook and renovate is relaxing, it’s also strangely therapeutic sometimes to watch someone else travelling. Don’t get me wrong, I love hitting the road as much as the next person. But if you can’t get to the Brazilian rainforest any time soon, letting Michael Palin do it for you is the next best thing. There he is in his famous bone chinos and blue shirt, with that warm smile, the calm demeanour, the reassuring civility, the very model of the Englishman abroad being polite and charming and interested. And nice! He’s so nice! In this world where an Alan Jones can be a whole city’s town crier, it’s not such a bad thing to be famous for being a gentleman. I rang Palin in London and reminded him that his former Monty Python colleague Terry Jones noted recently in the media that Palin can get grumpy, especially when he hadn’t eaten, and that Jones can tell on travel programs when Palin is hungry. “I saw that, it really made me laugh,” Palin says. “Terry knows me probably best of all my friends. I’m very boring. I like three meals a day. He probably knows it’s coming up to 2.30 and I haven’t had any lunch so I’ll be a little faster until lunch has arrived.” Descriptions of Palin as the nicest man in the world sometimes appear in the press, but the man himself denies he deserves the epithet that drives his wife Helen mad. “Because she knows I’m not and I know I’m not the nicest man in the world,” he says. “I don’t quite know where this tag came from because there are plenty of people who do far more difficult jobs than I do and remain calm and nice. “She sees the reality. We’ve been married 46 years, and around the house you’re more susceptible to grumpiness than if you’re doing an interview when you’re trying to be as nice as possible. She’s sees the reality. I am fairly even-tempered but I can – usually with inanimate objects – go completely wild.” Next week Palin’s many fans will get to see him on the road again, this time in Brazil where he has made a four-part travelogue Michael Palin’s Brazil. With the Olympics to be held in Rio in 2016 and the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, Brazil was an obvious choice. It also happens to be one of the few countries Palin has never explored. “It’s become a much more prominent country because of its economy and there’s

talk of it becoming one of the super players of the future,” he says. “It’s very much a country on the world radar now. I’ve never been there in all my 24 years of travelling and I felt now is the time to go and see what it was like and get the feel of the place. It’s the fifth biggest country in the world – how could I have missed it?” In the show Palin explores the forests of the lost world where he meets the Yanomami tribe and discusses their war with the gold miners; he travels into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the shanty towns of Rio and the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. He meets Brazilian wannabe supermodels and rich cowboys in the Pantanal. There were many surprises. “We went to one tribe in the south on the Xingu River and they only have had various anthropologists come to visit them, and they have become fascinated by film,” he says. “When we got there we found these guys dressed as they had been for thousands of years, lots of face paint on and basin haircuts, thick black hair, and they had their own film crew filming us filming them.” I asked Palin what the chief assets should be for a travel broadcaster. “What you’ve got to do as a travel

“It’s the fifth biggest country in the world – how could I have missed it?”

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broadcaster is to keep yourself in the background. I know it seems odd because I’m the one hosting the programs, but what I’m showing people is the world and the people I meet; they should talk for themselves. “I’m a well-informed traveller like lots of other people. I’m going to make the same mistakes but I’m going to make the same discoveries. You have to remember that you are not the story. What you’re seeing is the story.” Palin has for many years had a passion for travel, but he was a late starter. “I didn’t leave these shores until I was 19,” he says. “I went on a skiing trip to Austria and then there was another 10 years and I worked with Terry Jones and we went to America. “From that time on most of my travelling was done for professional reasons, either filming – we did Life of Brian in north Africa – or else we were editing the film. We’d see an editing studio, we’d see a hotel, we’d see a recording studio and the inside of an aeroplane. It wasn’t until I accepted a commission from the BBC to do Around the World in 80 Days that I got to see the world. So the last 24 years of my life – I’m now nearly 70 – I’ve been travelling.” It’s a great pursuit and a blessed life, but it’s hard work too. “If you’re going to get to somewhere that’s going to be really rewarding, a place that a lot of people have never seen, you’re often going somewhere uncomfortable, you’re staying in a tent or sleeping out in the open. There won’t be too many home comforts.” Palin has also produced a book to accompany the series. “You have to work really hard when you’re out there, you realise that the time you’re spending in a northern Brazilian town is going to be that one day that you have to see everything, and you’ve got to write it all down, you’ve got to film it, present to the camera. It’s very concentrated work indeed. At the end of the day you’re exhausted but very happy.” I asked Palin what hopes and dreams he had when he was a student at Oxford University. “I suppose I just wanted to avoid doing a desk job like dad had done. He was a manager at a steel company and I saw him going into work each day and coming back. There didn’t seem to be anything he was really excited about, doing the job and waiting, hoping that retirement would come along. “I thought ‘I don’t want to do that’. I really want to do something that uses what talents I have, for writing and for acting. It didn’t seem to fit into any sort of regular


job, so I just hoped and prayed that I could get some work that would pay for me doing what I feel I do best. “It was very much touch and go. I started writing with Terry Jones and we were given a break by David Frost in 1966, we did some work on The Frost Report. It paid very little but we met the people who were to be the future cast of Monty Python. And I just managed to make enough money from writing jokes to keep going.” Palin has famously remained on speaking terms with all the other Pythons after all these years. How has he managed that? “Well, I like them all for a start. We had wonderful times together. When we are all together – on the rare occasions that we are – the humour is just wonderful. We make each other laugh. It’s a really joyous experience. The other side of it is that there’s a lot of business to be discussed and all that, and everyone has different ideas about what Python should be doing. “But the most important thing to remember is that we were all – and are all – friends. Although our lifestyles may be very different that’s no reason not to stick together. I value their friendships enormously. I try and keep in touch. I’d hate to lose touch with any of them.” I asked Palin how his three children felt when dad was in Python. “They like it, I think, but they’re not huge fans. They like to find their own interests and their own programs that they love. Thinking about dad and dead parrots probably makes them slightly embarrassed, or dad doing a silly walk. I think now they know that Python is liked by so many people they’re quietly proud. Quietly.”

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alin must be quietly proud that a program that was so many years ago was resonating so strongly through the generations. “Proud is not the word I’d use. I feel very fortunate that Python has had a rebirth going to about three generations now. We all thought it was funny at the time. A lot of humour dates but this has survived. I’m very, very pleased about that, so we must have done good work, so there’s a sort of pride. You never know why certain things survive and others don’t. “Python was a very intense creative period where we wrote the series and then the films. We did take our work very seriously. We directed our own programs, we acted our own programs, we wrote our own publicity material. We very much kept everything in-house. We thought that was very important. Now an executive has to get involved. We ran the show ourselves.” Palin has written novels (his latest, The Truth, was released in June), collections (in 2006 the first volume of his dairies 1969-1979 was a bestseller), a play (The Weekend) and many scripts for TV programs and films. He won a BAFTA Award for best supporting actor for the film A Fish Called Wanda. His abilities as a writer, actor and presenter have insulated him against the vagaries of an uncertain industry. “I think I’ve been able to run my own life pretty well because I’ve chosen to do things where I have a full working group who are all excellent,” he says. Palin and Helen have been married 46 years. What’s the secret? “Well I suppose you’ve got to get it right in the first place. I love her dearly, she’s great. One of the things that have really kept us together from the very start is that we laugh together. She’s got a good sense of humour. And from the very first time I met her that’s something that really attracted me, as much as good looks and all that. She’s still very good-looking. “We’re both reasonably placid people, we’re not seeking a life of change and upset. We much prefer a set pattern to our lives. I suppose because I’ve had very little set patterns I’ve always needed to have someone whose feet are on the ground, really.” Let’s hope that, as Michael Palin enters his eighth decade, there are plenty more travel shows in him, and that his feet are as restless as ever. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au » Brazil by Michael Palin is published by W&N ($45) we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview november 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 13


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\ JANE ROCCA SPEAKS TO THE ORIGINAL JERSEY BOY –

COSTUME DESIGNER JESS GOLDSTEIN

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hen Jess Goldstein (pictured) calls from summer. Autumn is all about ’60s trends – melancholy New York, he’s just stepped aside from browns and soft tweed finishes. Winter is ruled by dress rehearsals with actor Al Pacino for classic black and white – think Rat Pack style. a third-time Broadway revival of David Mamet’s “The ’60s was a very sexy period for men’s and Pulitzer-winning drama Glengarry Glen Ross – it women’s clothes,” says Goldstein, who has worked with opens next week, alas, in Manhattan. actors Denzel Washington and Mary Tyler Moore. Goldstein, who won a Tony Award in 2005 for “Men’s suits were sleek, sharp and narrow. We are The Rivals, has more than 30 years’ experience now seeing a little of that coming back for young in the business and also lectures at the Yale men. Lapels and ties were sharp, too. Girls’ School of Drama. He’s the main man clothing was feminine and form-fitting. It is behind the costume design for the return the sexy Rat Pack era we really focus on.” TickeTs To season of Jersey Boys, which opens here in For a guy who has been in the industry as jersey boys January. long as he has, Goldstein doesn’t take his gigs see Freebies Jersey Boys tells the story of Frankie Valli for granted. “I feel rather lucky that I get to and the Four Seasons; four blue-collar lads move from one production to another and work who shot to fame in the ’60s with hits including with the same people time and again and meet new Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry. Since then, they’ve sold actors. You always need to stay focused and bring new more than 175 million records worldwide. ideas to what you do,” he says. “Nothing is a given in Goldstein’s job is all about bringing back the ’60s. this business. He draws on the era’s cornerstone sartorial highs, from “Costume design has to be aware of current trends narrow men’s suits, crooner-style tuxedo jackets and because the audience will always see things with contrast-coloured pants, cropped shorts and bullet bras modern eyes; the outfits need to be attractive. They’re plus pointy-toe shoes for women. as much about the character as they are of the period in “I grew up listening to the music of Frankie Valli, so which they are set.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au the job of costume designer was really about reliving my childhood,” recalls Goldstein, who was born » Jersey Boys returns for a 14-week season at the in New Jersey and moved in 1978 to New York, Princess Theatre from January 10. where he still lives. www.jerseyboysaustralia.com.au Divided into four seasons, the show shifts from the soft pastel colours of spring to the candy stripes of

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n September 2011, ABC Radio National announced it was axing The Book Show from its weekday line-up. For six years the one-hour program, hosted by journalist and announcer Ramona Koval, had connected listeners with the world of writing. Its capacity to enthuse its audience about authors, ideas, publishers and books never failed to surprise us, and many interviews resulted in book sales around the country. The program’s ill-considered axing left Koval without a job. But as so often happens in life, new opportunities emerged from the wreckage. “I have always found that when the worst possible thing happens, a space is actually created and it becomes the best thing that could have happened,’’ she tells TWR. An author of several books and essays, Koval returned to writing. She started a blog. In recent months she has been a panel member at various writer’s festivals. And throughout 2012 she’s had time to read for pleasure rather than as research for the next day’s interview. “The step away from broadcasting every day has allowed me this kind of investment in my own thoughts and ideas and interests and curiosities,’’ she explains. Three weeks ago this investment paid dividends when her latest publication was launched. By The Book: A Reader’s Guide to Life is Koval’s personal story about her relationship with books. It begins with her childhood, travels through various personal and professional life chapters, and concludes with the present, when “these days I have taken the place of my beloved mama on the couch. Here I sit among five little grandchildren. One of them can already read, two can pretend to read, and the little twins are just able to hold their first book of ducks and boats and turn the stiff-backed pages, getting ready for their own life in books’’. The idea to write a book about her own relationship with the written word was not Koval’s. “This is the brilliance of Michael Heyward, volume 150 million in his repertoire of ideas,’’ she says of Text’s publisher. “He said, ‘we’d love you to do a book about reading’, and added, ‘I’m sure it will write itself’. I thought, ‘oh Michael, it won’t be that easy’, but then I looked at all the books I had at home and, well, thought perhaps I could give it a go.’’ By The Book is not a prescriptive reading guide, although Koval’s passion for certain titles is infectious and you’ll find yourself jotting down titles for future reference. From her schoolgirl memories of Henry Lawson’s The Drover’s Wife, she travel through a smart teenager’s reading list of Collette, Kafka and Madame Bovary, to post-school’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, the mandatory feminist readings of the late 1960s and early 1970s (The Feminine Mystique, Simone de Beauvoir), an ongoing obsession with stories about exploration, then onto those writers she interviewed during her radio career whose work greatly moved her. By The Book is a reminder of the role books can play in our lives. If you celebrate their contribution and appreciate their influence and artistry, then this is a story you will want to treasure. I certainly do. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

BOOKS

\ RAMONA KOVAL DISCOVERS A

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NEW LITERARY LIFE AFTER RADIO, REVEALS CORRIE PERKIN

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thriller THE BAT by Jo Nesbø » $32.95 (Harvill)

Since the Stieg Larsson-Millennium series phenomenon, English translations of Jo Nesbø’s Norwegian crime novels have been rolling out at a swift and pleasing rate. New to bookshelves this summer is his first Harry Hole drama, published in 1997 but only recently translated. A young Norwegian girl is murdered in Sydney and Harry is sent to Australia to assist local investigators. As he crawls around the underbelly of Kings Cross, Harry discovers a menacing crime trail. A must for Nesbø fans. \

bio CHARLES DICKENS by Simon Callow » $16.95 (Harper Press)

As the 200th birthday celebration year of Charles Dickens draws to a close, we highly recommend this entertaining paperback summary of the writer’s contribution to our literary world. In the loving hands of British actor Simon Callow, we learn how Dickens became the first celebrity author, not only because of the vast amount of work he produced but also because he had a knack for showmanship and self-promotion. Callow has been a Dickens fan “since a thoughtful grandmother thrust a copy of The Pickwick Papers into my hands’’. He does a terrific job with this biographical tribute. \

food HOME MADE WINTER by Yvette van Boven » $43.95 (Abrams)

An absurd time of year to be thinking about winter food, but we are delighted that local distributors decided to release this little gem at the same time as their European-US counterparts. Food stylist and recipe writer Yvette van Boven lives in Amsterdam and Paris. She has a highly rewarding website on which recipes and food ideas are updated regularly. And now we have this gorgeous hardcover collection with winter food as its theme has arrived just in time for (yes, our very warm weather) Christmas. Enjoy delicious recipes such as split-pea soup with squash and yoghurt, pulled pork, and banoffee pie. Yum! \


Under the radar \ Myke bartlett reviews the latest dvd EUROPEAN CRIME DRAMA COLLECTION (MADMAN) » www.madman.com.au

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film every so often, a film arrives packaged in so much critical adulation that it’s hard to see it clearly. The new film by Paul Thomas Anderson is beautifully made, yet many will leave the cinema puzzled as to what all the fuss is about. Freddie Quell (joaquin Phoenix) is a shell-shocked, booze-soaked World War II veteran. When he stows away on a party boat, he meets Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a self-made mystic leading a quasi-religion called The Cause. The two strike up a curious, father/ son-style relationship, even though Quell poses a threat to The Cause’s stability. This relationship forms the crux of the film but it’s one sketched in broad, loose strokes. The men are never quite sure what they mean to one another and neither are we. Still, the opening scenes are so seductive that it takes most of the film for their spell to wear off. However, just when we’re sobering up, Anderson seems to descend into fantasy. It’s as if he changes his mind about Dodd for the final act. We now know Dodd is making everything up, but Anderson seems to believe he’s the genuine article. Ultimately, it’s a film of stunning performances and beautiful set pieces. While its sparse and stumbling narrative doesn’t quite earn its epic runtime, The Master provides one of this year’s most sumptuous cinematic experiences. \ onLine » Myke talks to director Paul Thomas Anderson.

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THE MASTER \ Opens November 8, rated MA15+, 137 min » www.themasterfilm.com

It’s tempting to say the current vogue for european crime dramas merely stems from a kind of exoticism. To an Australian, there’s something alluring about snowfalls, sleet and mid-afternoon darkness. Arriving this month on DVD, The Bridge makes this cultural distance its focus, finding drama in the clash between Danish and Swedish sensibilities. Its lead Swede is all rules and intellect, while her Danish colleague is driven by instinct and emotion. In learning to understand each other, they close the gap between nations. Like The Killing before it, The Bridge wraps its absorbing narrative around pervading social issues while avoiding easy answers and, again like The Killing, the show’s star is a complex, captivating and somewhat unglamorous woman. Strong female roles have become the standard in euro crime. In superb French drama Spiral, top detective Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust) is forthright, scruffy and refreshingly relaxed about her sexual conquests. Attending a gruesome murder scene, her first observation is how cute she finds the visiting magistrate. Spiral, rather than The Killing, can be seen as the blueprint for the current wave of european drama. Its frank approach to the seamier side of life triggered a rise in unglossy realism. It’s this realism that is the true drawcard in the euro crime collection on SBS. US shows such as CSI verge on science fiction and, while recent British import Luther flirted with grittiness, it took its cue from melodramatic Hollywood thrillers. Maybe we no longer believe in our own crime dramas. The Bridge, The Protectors, The Eagle and their fellows, are just strange enough to appear true to life. \

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festival JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL \ Classic Cinemas, Elsternwick, November 7-25 » www.jiff.com.au With 34 features and documentaries from 14 countries across a range of genres, this festival should have wide appeal. Standout titles include LA-based romcom Dorfman, light-hearted doco Would You Have Sex With an Arab? and Hitler’s Children, which examines the effect of tyrants’ legacies on their descendants. \

Like many classic soul records, the latest album from indigenous performer Archie roach comes from a very dark place. Two years ago he lost the love of his life, singer ruby Hunter. A few months later, roach suffered a stroke and needed to relearn how to play the guitar. no sooner had he recovered than he was diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer. On Into The Bloodstream, hurt takes a back seat to triumph. Gospel singalong Song to Sing sounds like a man shedding off his pain to celebrate each new breath. even more sombre moments, such as the title track and We Won’t Cry (featuring Paul Kelly), see roach looking for the light rather than dwelling in darkness. The result is beautiful, timeless and soulful music. \

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Listening \ Ball Park Music Museum. Potent, assured pop from the Queensland quartet. Attending \ War Horse and the Breath of Life. Arts Centre puppetry exhibition with dinosaurs and props from War Horse. ALso out \ End of Watch. Breathless and gritty thriller following two cops into darkness on LA streets.

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hen Kerri Ward went for a job interview at her best friend’s family business she wasn’t expecting much to come of it. After leaving Star of the Sea College in Gardenvale, she headed to Holmes Business College, where she learnt shorthand, typing and PA skills. “I was unclear what I wanted to do, so mum sent me off to business school, because that’s what you did if you didn’t know what you wanted to be – you became a secretary,” says Ward, 49. “My aunty paid for me to go and I am forever in her debt because it gave me a career and opportunities.” She joined an advertising agency and then a travel agency. But at 22 she went for an interview at Tobin Brothers after her friend, Frances Tobin, recommended Ward to her father, who was looking for a PA. “I’ll never forget that day. It was 42 degrees and I was very nervous because this was my best friend’s father. The moment I left that interview with Des Tobin I knew I wanted to work in that business,” says Ward. “Des was an entrepreneur in the industry and the business was expanding to Canberra and Adelaide. I’d never thought about going into the funeral industry before but very quickly I could see the opportunities.” Ward spent almost 25 years with Tobin Brothers and moved from a secretarial role to become manager of marketing and development. She was the first female director of the business and the first female trustee of the Tobin Brothers Foundation. During that time Ward saw the funeral industry evolve with the emergence of prepaid funerals and women-centred funeral services. “It was beyond my wildest dreams to achieve what I did because I had no degree behind me. But I did have a passion for the funeral industry,” she says. “I reached a point where I had ideas that I wanted to take to another level. I’ve studied digital marketing and I saw opportunities with social media, the online environment and the funeral industry. Celebrating a life is an important part of funerals now, but I don’t feel that is being done to the level it could be. “It was a big decision to leave my job after all those years – I lost security and a good salary. A number of people said I was crazy! But I was 48 and I didn’t want to get to 60, retire and think ‘why didn’t I do something?’.” Within weeks of leaving Tobin Brothers in 2010, Ward began creating a “memories kiosk” – a world-first product

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Thanks for The memories that uses touchscreen technology to record memories and tributes in text, audio, photographic or video format. The first memories kiosk was installed at Kings Funerals in Geelong but Ward sees the kiosk having a place in funeral homes, crematoria and cemeteries worldwide. “Within the funeral environment, the space is often very traditional. But if you walk into a space and there is a way of displaying photos of your friend, there’s a place to leave a message for them or to read the messages and memories of other people about that friend, it makes each funeral different,” she says. “The funeral industry is conservative and it has been very slow to pick up technological advancements because it has the luxury of the phone ringing and business coming naturally.” The memories kiosk comes in different sizes and is freestanding or built-in. Functions allow users to find the route of a funeral cortege, to place a symbol of love on their deceased love one’s e-tribute page and to leave messages of condolence. There are different language options and people can also access the e-tribute page remotely from their laptops or home computers. A memory thread is a key feature of the kiosk, too. “You can add an image of the deceased and your memory connected to that photo. So a granddaughter could talk about cooking with nan and then someone else could add to that thread,” says Ward. “I think what will emerge for a family is a series of memories and talking points, some of which they may not have heard before. So there’s a more positive loss and grief experience, rather than just sadness. The whole idea is to make a funeral more personal, so it truly reflects the person’s life.

“And we are such a mobile society – not everyone can be at a funeral. But this allows people to feel part of a service, to share memories, to still connect to that person, albeit online. You can be part of it and have a place to express grief.” Developing the technology has had its challenges. Ward is pragmatic about that. “It’s world-first technology so you have to explore it,” she shrugs. “We developed a prototype, tested it, got feedback and went back to the drawing board. I wanted it to be easy to use, and it is. I’ve seen a 92-year-old woman engaging with the kiosk with her granddaughter, but she was the one pushing the buttons and using the screen. Families are approaching the kiosk and just using it like it has been there forever. It’s incredible to me that you develop something from scratch, launch it and people embrace it as if it were meant to be. That’s been very rewarding.” At a cemeteries and crematoria conference in New Zealand earlier this year, Ward fielded interest from national and international businesses. “The Chinese delegates were photographing the kiosk from every angle because they hadn’t seen anything like it before,” says Ward. “I’d like to think that in two to three years’ time every cemetery in the country will have a memories kiosk, and I hope people use it to remember loved ones,” says Ward. “We’re all different but we all leave a footprint.” \ Sarah MarinoS smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.funeralstudio.com.au online » Get into print before it’s too late november 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 21


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y grandmother is a workhorse. She grew up on a village farm in Cyprus and, at 83 years of age, she still plants wild peas and leafy greens and chops wood for the fireplace, never sitting down for more than 10 minutes at a time. I peer up at her from my laptop screen, iPhone in one hand and remote control in the other, wondering what she must be thinking as she glares back at me through the window. Have I become a slothful product of today’s technologically driven lifestyle? If I have, I’m not the only one. The average Australian spends about nine hours a day engaged in sedentary behaviour (primarily sitting), and that is not including time spent asleep. Most of us have a nine-to-five office job that sees us deskbound in front of our computer screens, maybe getting up once or twice to eat lunch or go to the toilet. Heck, why bother getting up to speak to the boss? That’s what email is for. We drive home, spend two hours in front of the box, and then wonder why we have a national obesity crisis on our hands. Even if we diligently watch our diet and break into a sweat at the gym three times a week, that may not be enough to save us. “Going for a run each day, although good for you, will not counter the effects of hours and hours of chair time,” says Professor Marc Hamilton of the Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Louisiana. “We have just published studies testing the effects sitting had on people who exercised a fair bit and were not obese … and they showed signs of pre-diabetes after just one day sitting.” Active couch potato syndrome, a term coined to describe the active, yet very sedentary, person is

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lichés are just congealed truths, so it is little wonder that all the stories about New York are correct. It bristles with opportunity the way hair reacts to electricity, its citizens are sleep-deprived through choice, and they come from everywhere. In all the best ways, visiting the city is a walk through the woods of diversity and into the jungles of eclecticism. There is always something to do that you do not yet know about in New York. \ hraj@theweeklyreview.com.au

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English theatre group Punchdrunk has turned three abandoned warehouses in Chelsea into a fictitious hotel, in which the spectre of Shakespeare’s infamous Scottish play roams freely. Attendees are issued a mask and sworn to silence; the actors too. You’re welcome to trail behind them as they float around or frenziedly perform. The sets are stunning and will ensure your three hours are well spent. Highly recommended.

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut is one of the greatest screen musicals ever, so no one should have been surprised by the musical chops of creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. But the success of The Book of Mormon, made with Avenue Q co-mastermind Robert Lopez, has been astonishing. It’s riotous and its recipe is a reminder of why the South Park film worked better than the series that spawned it. \

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There’s just something really cool about these purportedly hidden bars. This one is upstairs and inside a Japanese restaurant called Village Yokocho, and does a raging trade in Earl Grey-infused bellinis. \ online » More on New York

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f the economic news of the past few months has taught us anything, it is that aggregating a group of diverse and proud regions under the banner of Europe is a recipe for disaster. The Macedon Ranges is a similarly eclectic area, but one that is much more cohesive; local pride knits together into a glorious patchwork of regional colour. There is a many a pleasant drive to be had on the quiet, open roads between Kyneton and Rochford, and equally pleasant days spent poking around the

shops that draw tourists the way sirens lure sailors. Many of the towns in the area sell artisanal products and foodstuffs, a new celebration of old-time methods and produce that marries rather nicely to the usual proliferation of antiquaries and reliquaries. You never know what you might find. \ hraj@theweeklyreview.com.au » Hari Raj was a guest of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Tourism.

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Peter Weir has seared this location DO into the brains of most Australians – and if you are moved or morbidly curious enough to visit the source material, do. Its ethereal sort of beauty means it’s a place that manages to be lonely even when there are people about. The stones twist and turn and the trees whisper secrets, but in a welcoming way: that is a contradiction, yes, but a rather appealing one. \

www.piperstreet.com.au When in Kyneton, spend an hour or three wandering along Piper Street. There are restaurants and cafés and providores, and places that combine them. There is a lovely museum, boutiques and homewares shops, and places that display antiques from the area and fine works sourced from all over the world. The sheer range of the strip is well worth your time, and you’re almost certain to discover something you might enjoy. \

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This is a cosy bed-and-breakfast with a difference – you can rent the whole house, and prices per room scale downwards the more rooms you rent. The house has been recently renovated and is done up in country chic, with botanical art aplenty; apparently wedding parties book the whole house at a go. The owners have done deals with many of the shops and wineries in the surrounding area, so Babette’s residents can sample local highlights at a discount. Plus, it’s right off Piper Street in Kyneton, which we discuss above right. \

The Old School House is the former Rochford state school, and to the casual observer, the past 150 years have had little impact on the façade – inside, however, owners Greg and Sarsha Ashmore’s loving restoration has taken the building three notches past comfortable and into the realm of luxury. The building has been set up as a couple’s retreat, with a welcoming fire and decadent couches. The bed is on a raised platform; you could call it a mezzanine, and the elevation certainly helps with zoning, but it’s rather wonderful to wake up in the morning and be able to soak in all of the splendidly curated décor. The kitsch is charming, the surrounds lovely, and the recent additions of a conservatorium and bathroom are a nice garnish of modernity for the old-school old school. \

Husband-and-wife team Matt and Clare Fegan are the brains behind this restaurant, which features a Middle Eastern-inspired menu. While this might seem an incongruous addition to the local-themed fare on Piper Street, it’s actually a touch of genius, particularly when it comes to the mezze – small dishes of quality ingredients that allow the flavours to shine through. Order lots and share, it’s more fun – and the pistachio baklava/Turkish delight semifreddo sandwich is an indulgence that swiftly becomes a necessity. \

OK, this isn’t a place to eat, but it’s an excellent place to stop and pick up something to accompany your meal – particularly the renowned sparkling wine. However, there are more than just bubbles, as those who linger will discover – it helps that there are amazing vistas, and the rock and the vines make sure visitors will have their cameras out. \

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“I’m gonna sit at the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away / Sittin’ on the dock of the bay, wastin’ time.” Otis Redding, Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay.

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s the warmer weather rhythmic lapping of waves against the piles; a soothing and approaches we begin to think constant reminder of the passing of time and ships and the about venturing outdoors. people who have been there before me. We prepare ourselves to commune I’ve often wondered how many wedding rings are flung off with nature; we wear fewer clothes piers as part of the emancipating ritual from an unsuccessful and negotiate our way around stings, marriage. In fact, I’d reckon that people have been divesting rashes and not enough pockets. themselves of their sorrow and personal items from piers for Although I enjoy standing on a pier centuries. The Western world may have been a different place if in any weather, it’s especially delicious Judas Iscariot had taken a walk along any pier on the shores of on one of those crisp, sunny mornings that begin to reveal the Dead Sea before his historic betrayal. themselves around this time of year as a prelude to summer. Since 1853 when the St Kilda Pier and Jetty Company built Regrettably I can’t step onto a pier without hearing my a wooden jetty to assist the early settlers in unloading timber, mother’s voice, “don’t look under the pier, you don’t know what building materials and firewood, St Kilda Pier has been the you’ll find”. This warning was part of her triple threat every hub of recreational activity in the area. summer, along with “don’t touch a jellyfish, it’ll kill you” and In typical melodramatic St Kilda style, this first wooden “don’t drink out of a hose, you’ll get mouth ulcers”. I obeyed structure was washed away in a storm soon after it was the last two warnings, but I’ve always been lured by the completed. A series of new piers and extensions were romance of piers, above and below. built through the 1800s, with the pier finally reaching I like to Piers are a perfect vantage point to see things its present size after a concrete section was added in imagine the clearly. They are at the same time a point of access the 1970s. pier during and a dead-end, yet the massive horizon they give the 1920s access to suggests future possibilities and limitless potential. The meditative stroll to the end of a pier and the return to the shore have restored my sanity on countless occasions. Piers are a kind of no-man’s land from one environment or world into another, with the transition being facilitated by the

I like to imagine the pier during the 1920s; single dazzling beauties strolling in hats and gloves while the anguish of Louis Armstrong’s trumpet bounced across the water from the kiosk. These days you’re likely to be sharing the pier with joggers, cyclists, rollerbladers, fisherman struggling with bait and neurotics such as myself struggling with a head full of festering anxieties. From the breakwater you can spot the penguins and native water rats or, closer to shore, jump on the ferry to Williamstown. Like many man-made structures, St Kilda pier symbolises the community’s shared values and experiences. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

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Station Pier

Recently I was in the queue of cars at Station Pier waiting to enter the bowels of the Spirit of Tasmania. After being searched for fruit and firearms by a security woman who displayed a certain gargoyle charm, I thought about the many post-World War II immigrants whose new lives began here. Station Pier has played a pivotal role role in Victorians’ lives from 1854. Gold seekers and settlers landed here throughout the mid-to-late-1800s; in August 1899, the first troops headed for the Boer War, and in October 1914, 16 ships left carrying troops, horses and supplies for our role in World War I. \

Kerferd Road Pier, Albert Park

Williamstown Pier

It was built in 1887 as a kind of seaside party-central with a bandstand and boat club to cater for tourists and the fashionable folk living in the grand houses along Kerferd Road. Around the same time, sea bathing became popular because of the new understanding of the outdoors as a source of health and vitality. There were swimming baths opened in the late 1800s about 200 yards west of the pier. This appreciation for the outdoors didn’t translate to women’s bathing outfits, which, regrettably, covered most of the woman and consisted of long bloomers or “Turkish� pants made of a heavy flannel. Wet flannel? I get itchy and feel leaden thinking about it. \

I love the way one shoreline recedes into a haze and the new one reveals itself when you take the ferry from St Kilda to Williamstown Pier. This pier is a mecca for fisherman. “Try Williamstown at night for flatties and maybe a mulluway or shark,� advised one. No, I don’t fish, because persistence and patience are not my strongest traits! Williamstown was Melbourne’s first seaport and the pier was the original terminus of the Williamstown railway station, which served the Williamstown docks precinct. Thankfully, despite the area’s gentrification, this brackish dockside ambience hasn’t disappeared. \

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DeveloPing our city 101 Bay Address \ 101 Bay Street, Port Melbourne Developer \ Little Projects and Pomeroy Pacific Building design \ Plus Architecture Builder \ Hickory Sales \ Natasha Clarke, 0429 489 653 Display \ 70 Nott Street, Port Melbourne Open \Monday to Friday 9am-5pm » www.101baystreet.com.au

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Port Melbourne’s inner-city-by-the-beach lifestyle is in high demand. It offers a mix of trendy bars and cafés, fashion outlets and gourmet food with easy access to Port Melbourne’s wide sandy beach and the shared pedestrian and cycle path that runs from Port Melbourne to Seaford. 101 Bay is just a block-and-a-half from the beach and 3.5 kilometres from the city. Thomas Dux Grocer is across the road, with a string of options for shopping and eating out along Bay Street and its surrounds. The 109 tram, which runs via the city to Box Hill, has a stop 500 metres away and there’s easy access to the city’s freeway network via CityLink. For those thinking of going further, the Spirit of Tasmania ferry is less than a kilometre down Bay Street and along the waterfront. \

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ort Melbourne’s inner-urban lifestyle by the bay and its surging popularity among young professionals has proved a powerful drawcard for Little Projects’ 101 Bay development. Its $160-million, 256-apartment joint venture with Pomeroy Pacific has made a big impression on Port Melbourne, with only a handful of apartments still available. Little Projects managing director Michael Fox said that it had known the site, running between 101 Bay Street and 70 Nott Street, would be a highly sought-after location but had underestimated demand. “We have made Port Melbourne accessible to a new breed of buyer. We’ve redefined traditional bayside living options by combining affordable urban design with the laid-back character of Port Melbourne,” The 92 apartments in stage one, entered from Nott Street, are complete, with 90 per cent of properties settled and residents moving in. The second stage of 164 apartments on Bay Street is scheduled for completion this month, with settlement soon after. Fox says ownership of the first stage is split evenly between owner-occupiers and investors. “This has been a huge success as buildings with higher owner-occupier rates tend to have more attention paid to maintenance and presentation.” He says investors have been able to take advantage of the Little Group’s integration between its development and property management arms, with nearly all investors placing their properties with Little Residential, which has tenanted properties within days of settlement, often from day one. As an investor and owner-occupier, Glenn Sellman has been impressed with the quality and delivery of the apartments and service provided by Little Projects and Little Residential. “The original key for us was Port Melbourne because it’s close to the beach and full of young professionals. It made sense to us for Little Residential to manage our investment property and they’ve

certainly delivered. Within a week of settlement they had a tenant for our property with a good market rental.” The 10 apartments still available were part of a late release. All have two bedrooms and are sized from 82.5 square metres, with prices starting at $635,000, with a mixture of bay and city views. The development was designed by Plus Architecture and is made up of two buildings – a five-storey building over Nott Street and a 10-storey building rising above retail shops on Bay Street. All seven retail shops are sold, with a mixture of gourmet food and service operators set to open. Each building has a streetfront lobby with two lifts. Buyers chose from about 80 floor plans with a choice of two interior colour schemes – a dark palette with dark-timber floors, light carpets and dark café-black gloss bathrooms; or a light palette with light timber floors, dark carpets and mocha-coloured gloss bathrooms. Light-filled, expansive living spaces open to glass-fronted balconies with screenprints inspired by Victorian heritage ironwork. Kitchens feature michael fox stainless-steel Miele appliances and stone benchtops, while bathrooms include frameless glass shower screens and Vitra porcelainware. The buildings have an average five-star energy rating and a raft of efficiencies including solar hot water, rainwater tanks, natural ventilation and energy-efficient air-conditioning. \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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DeVeloPing our city Athelstan Address \ 450 Camberwell Road, Camberwell Developers \ Villa Maria and L.U. Simon Builders Building and interior design \ Fredman Malina Architecture Sales \ Dianne Lane, 9882 5800 \ 1800 799 087 Display apartment \ 450 Camberwell Road, Camberwell Open \ Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm or by appointment » www.athelstan.com.au

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Seven-day café and bar Bistro and private dining room Library and internet area Meeting and card rooms Wellness and fitness centre including hairdresser, consulting room, massage and treatment room and gymnasium Cinema North-facing gardens 24-hour management Emergency response system Secure basement car parking Lock-up storage

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illa Maria, one of Victoria’s most respected community the Athelstan community will be at the heart of everything her organisations, officially opened its first luxury team does. retirement-living development on October 25 and the first People who have already secured their apartments in the residents are moving in. development have been meeting over the past 12 months for Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu joined Villa Maria board lunches, presentations and a day at the races. Hulls says residents members and staff, new residents, family members and friends will be able to connect through in-house activities such as bridge to celebrate the opening. Representatives of leading construction groups, cooking classes, wine and cheese tasting, Friday-evening company L.U. Simon Builders shared in the celebration, the drinks at the fully licensed bar, and regular dinners, as well as tai culmination of a collaboration of more than three years with Villa chi and meditation and gentle exercise classes. Maria in the construction of the 66-apartment development. “Also paramount to our Athelstan community will be making Villa Maria chief executive officer Valerie Lyons says spaces available for residents to invite their family and Athelstan Camberwell will cater for a new demographic friends to experience the first-class hospitality and service. of retirees not previously supported by Villa Maria who Residents will be able to use the private dining room PoStcoDe are seeking a greater level of independence and peace of for functions and invite external groups to meet at mind in their living choices. Athelstan. With a full commercial kitchen, we will be Athelstan Camberwell includes 36 two-bedroom able to cater for groups from 20 to 250 people,” she says. apartments and 30 larger two- and three-bedroom Apartments are spacious, with 109-square metre apartments, on four levels. Built at the highest point of two-bedroom apartments and larger two- and Camberwell Road, ground-floor apartments have views of three-bedroom apartments up to 159 square metres, all with the Dandenongs, with views stretching north to Ivanhoe and an elegant, neutral colour scheme. south to St Kilda. The living area includes a study alcove and cable television Extensive on-site facilities include a café and bar, bistro, private and data connections. A textured carpet features in bedrooms dining room, library and internet room, cinema, lounge areas and living areas, with high-quality vinyl timber-plank flooring and a wellness and fitness centre that includes a hairdressing in the kitchen and non-slip porcelain tiling in the bathrooms. salon, medical consulting room, gym and massage and treatment Full-height tiled luxury bathrooms include frameless glass shower room. Several lounge areas offer a choice of sitting and meeting screens. The kitchen features a side-opening stainless-steel wall spots. The winter lounge, with its open fireplace and comfortable oven and ceramic cooktop with stone benchtops, with a roomy couches, opens to garden terrace seating during warmer months. walk-in pantry that accommodates the European laundry. Chauffeured transport will be available for outings including A concierge service can arrange dry cleaning, pharmacy and galleries and shows, events and meals, as well as shopping and grocery deliveries, newspaper deliveries and apartment cleaning. external appointments. An emergency-call response service with 24-hour resident service Manager Anne Hulls has more than 30 years’ hospitality attendants will provide peace of mind for residents. \ experience, including general management of a luxury Melbourne LIZ McLACHLAN retirement development. She says continuing the development of lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Athelstan’s high-quality in-house facilities include a seven-day café and bar, bistro, private dining room, library and internet room, cinema, lounge areas and a wellness and fitness centre that includes a hairdressing salon, medical consulting room, gym and massage and treatment room. Next door is the Camberwell Central Bowls Club, and Rivoli cinemas, shops and cafés are a short walk or tram ride away. \

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hough its long history suggests otherwise, only a fortunate few have called this landmark Surrey Hills house home. Built in 1913, it escaped the renovations of the 1970s and ’80s under the ownership of one woman who, until two years ago, had lived there her entire life. The current vendors felt as though they had won the lottery on discovering the house, largely in its original state. They’ve since performed a comprehensive renovation and restoration of the property’s classic Edwardian features. An added bonus of this process was uncovering elements from the Victorian house that originally held this prime spot in the Windsor Park Estate: below ground, the huge cellar is thought to be Victorian, with intricate tessellated tiles and pressed metal ceiling. Beyond a tessellated-tiled L-shaped verandah, the entrance hall makes a spectacular introduction to the grandeur. High, decorative ceilings preside over the elaborate pressed-metal panels lining the walls alongside a spectacular mirror with a carved timber frame. Lavish red and gold carpet remains in the lounge, dining room and study, but was ripped up in other areas to reveal original Baltic pine floorboards in pristine condition. Box bay windows of stained glass feature in most of the rooms at the front of the house, while a curved bay window, framed by intricate timber architraves, is the showpiece of the formal dining room. A brightly tiled gas fireplace, the first of six throughout the house, brings a Mediterranean touch to this Edwardian classic, thought to be the design influence of Spanish food importers who commissioned the build. The bedroom has en suite entry to the main bathroom, which has striking wallpaper above freshly painted pressed-metal panels. When renovating the bathroom, the vendors discovered a claw-foot bath stamped “1913”; a full restoration means it is as good as new again and will continue to serve for years to come. Not everything in this house has quite so much history. Newer features have been designed to accommodate a contemporary lifestyle while enhancing the classic features

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of the rooms. For instance, the impressive shelves lining the wall of the library have been handcrafted from recycled ironbark to match the timber finish on yet another original fireplace. In the kitchen, the Lacanche double oven and splashback of printed ceramic tiles presents a contemporary alternative to stainless steel that connects with more old-fashioned parts of the house. Another sitting room has been converted into a more informal family area across the hall. Four upstairs bedrooms surround a large central landing, which could easily serve as a playroom or retreat. They share a bathroom and separate toilet that has an elaborate stained-glass window, further proof that residential architecture doesn’t do detail like it used to. Three bedrooms have sunny alcoves, perfect for a desk, while the fourth was a former terrace, now enclosed by a row of windows on both sides. Despite the size of the house, there’s plenty of room on the 2413-square metre block for more of life’s luxurious. Original stables have been converted into a fully self-contained two-storey guesthouse, which sits next to a double garage. The substantial vegetable patch is more like a miniature crop field, and a conservatory, overrun by a tangle of plants, conjures up a scene from a fairytale. A lot has been achieved in the past two years, but the vendors haven’t yet restored the original billiards room, a whitewashed building just a few metres from the back door. To give some indication of just how untouched this property was when they bought it, the traditional billiards room lamps still swing from the ceiling. Next year, this house will be 100 years old. Thanks to a solid build, enduring preservation and, now, extensive restoration, it will probably stand for 100 more. Despite being generations apart, it’s as if the lucky few who got to live under this roof were working towards one goal: ensuring the property’s existence well into the future. Congratulations, team – mission accomplished. \ JO DAVY property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fast facts \ Grand Edwardian house c1913 on 2413 square metres in the Windsor Park Estate; period details throughout two levels include pressed-metal panelling, stained-glass windows, ornate fireplaces, Baltic pine floorboards and a tessellated-tiled verandah and cellar; formal and informal living zones; separate kitchen with a Lacanche double oven and splashback of hand-painted tiles; library with reclaimed ironbark shelving; study or optional sixth bedroom; fully self-contained guesthouse with kitchenette and living area; original billiards room; greenhouse; sweeping gardens, including an extensive vegetable patch; double garage; metres from Surrey Hills station and shopping village. Surrey Hills \ 11 kms to the city


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toorak Surrounded by the cream of Toorak’s crop, this Victorian house has been comprehensively renovated to enhance the features of its 1870s build. A centuries-old oak tree presides over the front garden, dominated by a sweeping circular driveway with carports either side of the ivy-covered façade. The original front verandah has been enclosed to form a light-filled addition to the formal sitting room. Pressed-metal ceilings framed by decorative cornicing make an appearance here and in several other rooms in the original part of the house. Skylights that line the central hallway are in the same style as the leadlight windows that border the front door. Five bedrooms line the right-hand side of the hall, the main a luxurious combination of wide bay windows, a wall of built-in wardrobes and a spacious en suite. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is a more recent addition, but no less grand. High, coffered ceilings divide the areas without disturbing the flow of the space. Glass concertina doors permit living and entertaining to spill onto the sandstone terrace, which overlooks the pool and a private grotto beside the cabana/gym. A wine cellar and plenty of storage is below ground, while a hidden mezzanine level provides the option for a sixth bedroom. \ jo davy

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Most visitors to this house make straight for the window. It’s not that they don’t want to see the house. Far from it. But it’s the lake that draws them in. That’s right: a lake in the heart of prestigious Yarrbat Avenue. The ornamental lake, built in 1936, once formed part of the vast garden of the estate of millionaire businessman Oliver Gilpin whose art deco mansion still stands in Yarrbat Avenue. Many decades later, the lake system and its surrounds were restored, the land subdivided and many of the blocks gained lakeside frontage. This house, built in 1989, received an architect-designed contemporary renovation 10 years ago. Noted landscape architect Eugene Gilligan supervised the garden makeover

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to make it beautifully integrated with the house. The result is a property where every room overlooks the lake, which becomes a winning feature. In an extension of the family room, the timber deck becomes the perfect place for outdoor entertaining or to watch the lake in every season. In the open-plan hub of the house the living and dining areas are easily accessible from the kitchen, where entertaining is made easy by the vast amount of storage, the high-quality appointments and a terrific island bench so that the cook always has a view of the garden and lake. Upstairs, a carpeted retreat has a study concealed behind bifold doors against one wall. Three bedrooms, including the main with en suite and walk-in wardrobe, all open to the north-facing balcony. \ MAriA hArris

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Brand new, but designed to stand the test of time, this two-storey house is an exercise in contemporary family living. The simple floor plan positions all the living spaces around a north-western courtyard so they are flooded with natural light. A sleek, three-sided gas fireplace is the showpiece of the sitting room, which has glass doors to the front garden and internal courtyard. The main bedroom, which also has garden views through double-glazed windows, features a spacious walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a double shower. Further down the central hall, which has oak floorboards, a home theatre is fitted with surround sound and a study nook. The kitchen has plenty of big-names – emporite, CaesarStone and lots of Miele – and overlooks the open-plan meals and family area. The largest of three upstairs bedrooms has a large en suite and private balcony, while two more bedrooms at the rear are also spacious. The house is walking distance to Balwyn High School, shops and trams. \ jo davy

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Ashwick, c1882 has a long and illustrious history, first as a school for boys, then as home to the Auburn Bowls Club. Today, it serves as a private house. Architect Peter Latreille was behind the property’s extensive renovation 15 years ago; the outcome reconciles Victorian grandeur with contemporary family living. Elegant lounge and dining rooms off the opulent entry are ideal for entertaining. The kitchen has granite and Gaggenau in spades, and shares an open floor plan with the meals area, creating a family hub overlooking the grounds. More recent additions include a tennis court, indoor pool and billiards room with kitchenette (aptly titled “teenage heaven”), all dotted throughout the property’s 2989 square metres. The six upstairs bedrooms are arranged around the sweeping central staircase lined with ornate archways. Each has a built-in wardrobe, while the main bedroom also has a huge en suite and a north-facing balcony, the perfect spot for breakfast. \ jo davy

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405/315 Beaconsfield Parade, St Kilda West ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

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6/42 Grange Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. EOI Closing Monday November 19 at 6pm ................................................................. OFI Wednesday 12.30-1pm .................................................................

12a Durham Road, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 17 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.30-3pm; Sat 11.45am-12.15pm .................................................................

The changing moods of the bay or the full city skyline provide a mesmerising palette from this beautiful two-storey, three-bedroom penthouse apartment.

Luxuriously appointed and extravagantly proportioned contemporary half-floor apartment delivers a stylish and sophisticated lifestyle near Toorak Village.

The English Counties Estate is the perfect match for this renovated four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence with outstanding rear garden.

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Let's eat lunch @ Orita´s, 34 Jackson St Let's eat dinner @ The Manhattan, 448 Toorak Rd Let's drink coffee @ The Cheese Cave, 431 Toorak Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 157 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ Triple King Chinese Restaurant, 540 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ The Cookbook Kitchen, 116 Union Road

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agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3141

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

2

19 Lara Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 1 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 6-6.30pm, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

POSTCODE

3143

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 2

1

22 Mount Pleasant Grove, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $850,000 - $950,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 17 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Wed 5.30-6pm, Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

balwyn This charming freestanding Victorian with stunning internal transformation features indoor/outdoor entertaining, only metres to Chapel Street and Prahran Market.

One minute from High Street, this seductive two-bedroom Victorian's renovated spaces are matched by its elegantly landscaped surroundings.

Let's eat lunch @ Café Sienna, 40 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ The Argo, 64 Argo Street Let's drink coffee @ Jasper Coffee, 163 Commercial Road

Let's eat lunch @ Rouge Café, 14 Beatty Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Barca Food & Wine, 1007 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Gardiner and Field, 43 Union Street

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4

2

Fletchers \ 9859 9561 18 yongala Street Price \ $2.1 million – $2.3 million auction \ November 17 at noon

There’s many a mansion to be found in leafy Balwyn, but this French provincial-inspired family home stands out. An imposing silhouette behind elaborate wrought-iron gates, the façade is dominated by tall french windows, allowing in plenty of northern light. Inside, the ceilings are nearly four metres high. A study, lounge and dining room are dotted with more french windows and feature mediaeval-inspired chandeliers. The elevated meals area overlooks the open-plan kitchen and family room, while glass double doors lead out to a secluded deck. Marble benchtops and Miele appliances make an appearance in the kitchen and butler’s pantry, while more french doors lead to a covered outdoor entertainment area overlooking the backyard. Upstairs, all four bedrooms surround a spacious retreat. Parents have the choice of the front or rear bedrooms; both feature walk-in wardrobes and huge en suites. \ jo davy

postcode

3103

mal james \ STRONG SUPER SATURDAY BUOYS HOPES FOR MILLION-PLUS MARKET

W

ith who like to watch the market, as it was one Melbourne’s of the six auction majors during the year. markets These big days are really important because stepping up a notch in they give you a true picture of the state the past month in terms of the market’s health. With such strong of interest, inquiry and supply, all of us in the market can see the activity, we had been depth of demand and are able to form our feeling pretty confident about the results own opinion of price direction from the for this Super Saturday on October 27. clearance rate. The day certainly went off with a bang, All price segments had solid bidding. with a 71 per cent clearance rate on the 42, Across the auctions we covered, nearly $1-million-plus auctions we attended in 20 per cent were “volcanoes” with four or Melbourne’s inner east and bayside, with more bidders. There were still a few with no an average 1.8 bidders per auction. bidders at all – 14 per cent – but 40 per cent These are solid numbers and a big had good competition with two or The difference from the stats we saw three bidders. for the same Super Saturday on A nicely renovated period seven-week October 22 last year, which had house (with a James rating of 727) run to a 43 per cent clearance rate and at 17 Melville Street, Hawthorn Christmas will (Tim just 1.3 bidders per auction. Picken) attracted five be exciting So what’s happened? Why the bidders on the way to being sold big change? under the hammer at $1,661,000. A One reason is that after the stock little further out we saw another four drought we’ve had this year until now, there bidders get to almost the same number, are some thirsty buyers out there and, on $1,651,000, for the neat timber house at Super Saturday, they were primed to snap 88 Guildford Road, Surrey Hills (Sue up the good properties on offer. Wooldridge). As well, sellers have worked out that you Demand was particularly strong in the will sell if you price correctly – and you $2-million-plus segment, where there was a may even get the price you want in the end clearance rate of 80 per cent and an average if you don’t ask for too much to begin with. bidder per auction rate of two on the 10 This was a really useful day for those houses we reported on.

super saturday

scoreboard clearance rates 2011 2012 October 22 October 27 BaySide 45% 61% Comment: Solid pass on good numbers Port PhilliP 22% 67% Comment: Solid pass on good numbers Stonnington 36% 61% Comment: Solid pass on good numbers Boroondara 65% 81% Comment: Rock-solid distinction

In South Yarra, there was spirited competition among four bidders for the two-storey Victorian terrace (James rating 678) at 18 Avoca Street (David Colbran). The property sold under the hammer for $2,645,000. In Elwood’s golden mile, the architecturally stunning house at 8a Vautier Street (John Manning), also saw four bidders taking the sale price to $2,650,000. The house has no backyard, but does manage to integrate a pool and private

terrace onto its smallish block at the back of a dual occupancy. In Sandringham, three determined bidders fought a tough battle to take 93 Abbott Street (James Paynter) to a sell price of $2,330,000 – which was about a quarter of a million dollars over the reserve (James rating 745). In the $3-million-plus segment, a big crowd and multiple bidders created a lively contest for the renovated Edwardian (James rating 756) at 67 Coppin Street, Malvern East (Rae Tomlinson). After a solid half-hour of bidding between three parties, a fourth bidder entered the competition in the last minutes to take the final sale price to $3,355,000. It’s possible the thirstiest of the buyers have been satisfied, taking them out of the competition as they plan their move into their new houses. But prospective buyers who missed out on Super Saturday may be getting even thirstier. That is going to make the seven-week run to Christmas very exciting to watch. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au november 7, 2012 \ The weekly review 41


agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3124

balwyn

4

2

The English countryside seems like an appropriate location for this clinker-brick house with its towering chimney and tall roof. Much love and time has been put into the stunning front and back gardens, which are full of colourful flower borders and a large, towering elm that shelters the backyard. The front door is arched, as are many of the other doors. A living and dining area is on the left as you enter and features a fireplace as the focal point. A separate sitting area with a chandelier is on the other side of the hallway and is next to a bedroom. The meals and kitchen area is at the back with an adjoining family space. Because the house is slightly elevated from the backyard, the vine-laden covered deck overlooks the lush backyard. The rest of the bedrooms are upstairs and have sensational views. There’s even a view of the city skyline from the main bedroom at the front. It shares a bathroom with the other two bedrooms and has a walk-in wardrobe. \ elizabeth anile

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 3

1

2

POSTCODE

3121

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

2

1

29a Inglesby Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 17 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 11.30-noon .................................................................

24 Tennyson Street, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 24 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed, Thur, Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

This delightful Edwardian is beautifully presented with an established flowering front garden, elegant interior and a secluded rear oasis.

Exceptional New York-style warehouse conversion that was once the Henry Bucks building has original features and sky-high ceilings.

Let's eat lunch @ Provisions Food Store, 250 Camberwell Rd Let's eat dinner @ La Casalinga, 259 Camberwell Rd Let's drink coffee @ Denmark Hill Kafé, 689 Burke Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Post Office Hotel, 90 Swan Street Let's eat dinner @ Mexicali Rose, 103 Swan Street Let's drink coffee @ Cheeky Monkey, 89a Swan Street

postcode

3103

1

Fletchers \ 9859 9561 2 belgrove avenue Price \ $1 million – $1.1 million auction \ November 10 at 10.30 am

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POSTCODE

3104

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 6

5

POSTCODE

6

32 Stephens Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $3.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 6.30-7pm; Sat from 2.30pm .................................................................

3124

Christopher Russell 9859 9517 4

2

2

28 Elaroo Avenue, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 24 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thurs, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

malvern Elevated against a breathtaking CBD panorama, this extensively renovated family sanctuary offers three levels of luxurious accommodation.

Solid-brick family home with period features, in a delightful garden setting on land 900sqm (approx). Close to Middle Camberwell shops and transport.

Let's eat lunch @ Mia Pizza & Pasta, 390 Balwyn Road Let's eat dinner @ Di Palma's, 684-686 High St, Kew Let's drink coffee @ The Village Café, 2/74 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Conti Deli, 770 Riversdale Rd Let's eat dinner @ Riversdale Thai, 655 Riversdale Rd Let's drink coffee @ Goodness Gracious, 744 Riversdale Rd

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2

1

Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 11 hunter Street Price \ $1.5 million – $1.65 million auction \ November 17 at 1.30pm

Well suited to small families or downsizers, this lovely Edwardian enjoys an ideal blend of heritage luxury and modern style. Timber fretwork, a white picket fence and a beautifully manicured front yard greet you as you arrive at the property. Past the timber verandah and wide entry, polished floorboards lead you to a front bedroom with built-in-wardrobes and an open fireplace. The large formal dining and sitting rooms, split by a central pillar with intricate timber-framed open gas fireplaces on each side, dominate the left side of the house. The main bedroom is opposite and has built-in and walk-in wardrobes as well as an en suite. A third bedroom is adjacent, while the central bathroom with freestanding bath has a gorgeous leadlight window. At the end of the hall is the family and meals area with granite kitchen and walk-in pantry. Large bifold doors connect this space to a paved barbecue area, landscaped rear yard, laundry and carport with rear right-of-way. \ julian healey

postcode

3144

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agents’ cho i ce

POSTCODE

3124

hawthorn

3

Don’t let the unassuming single-fronted façade deceive you; this Victorian house was renovated with the finest features in mind in 2006, including an extension at the back and the addition of a second storey. A few classic Victorian aspects were retained, such as the arches in the hall and the ornate ceiling roses adorning the ceilings of the two front bedrooms on the ground floor. The hall leads through to a study nook by the bathroom and laundry in the centre of the house. Stairs from here lead to the second floor and the main bedroom suite. A semi-hexagonal bay window overlooks the garden and fills the room with light. A pretty floral orange and pink wallpapered wall complements the brown and cream colour palette. Back downstairs, the open-plan living area has sliding doors that allow the large room to merge with the deck, creating the perfect entertainment space. CaesarStone benchtops, Miele and Smeg appliances and a modern fireplace add to the luxury. \ elizabeth anile

24 Oxley Road Price \ $1.2 million + auction \ November 10 at 10am

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 3

2

2

3101

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 5

2

4

4 Stanhope Grove, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $2.1 million - $2.3 million ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

145 Cotham Road, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 24 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 10.30-11am; Sat 4-4.30pm .................................................................

Brilliantly restored and sympathetically extended, this gracious 1880 Victorian house comprises formal sitting and dining rooms, a luxury timber kitchen and a pool.

A large and usable allotment of 1560sqm (approx) features large living areas, pool and tennis court - alternatively it could be ideal for a multi-unit development.

Let's eat lunch @ Elle Café, 80 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Trinitas Thai, 955 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Brunetti, 1/3 Prospect Hill Road

Let's eat lunch @ CRU, 916 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ St Katherine´s, 26 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Ora Café, 156 Pakington Street

3122

Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

3145

5

POSTCODE

postcode

2

POSTCODE

Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222

3

POSTCODE

3127

2

1a Karma Avenue, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 17 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 2

1

1

POSTCODE

3121

Woodards East Melbourne 9427 8001 3

2

1

3/32 Florence Road, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $560,000 ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

139 Hoddle Street, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million+ ................................................................. Expressions of Interest ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm, 7-7.30pm .................................................................

Generous living/dining opening to northwest deck with spectacular garden. Heating/cooling, alarm, intercom, storage and remote-controlled garage.

Light-filled living/dining, spacious kitchen/ meals, close to the Union Road café precinct, two excellent bedrooms (BIR), garage and double OSP. One of four only.

This fascinating early Victorian house represents the special nature of classic period homes built in the middle of the 19th century.

Let's eat lunch @ Servery & Spoon, 137 Waverley Rd Let's eat dinner @ L´Olivo, 171 Waverley Rd Let's drink coffee @ Aubergine, 154 Waverley Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Chocolate Couture, 1069 Riversdale Rd Let's eat dinner @ Il Sogno, 512 Whitehorse Rd Let's drink coffee @ Watts Cooking, 147 Union Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Richmond Hill Café & Larder 48-50 Bridge Rd Let's eat dinner @ Il Duca 132 Wellington Parade Let's drink coffee @ George St Café 65 George St

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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Acheron

AGeNT PAGe

3786 maroondah highway

Alphington

1-12/24 como st

Fletchers

RT Edgar 124

ArmAdAle

5 murray st Marshall White 33 stuart st Marshall White 50 Adelaide st Marshall White 39-41 Adelaide st RT Edgar 1 bell st RT Edgar 5/26 valentine Gve RT Edgar 22 mount Pleasant Gve Bennison Mackinnon 18 clarendon st Bennison Mackinnon 58 barkly Ave Bennison Mackinnon 61/503 orrong rd Rodney Morley Persichetti

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47 Ashwood dve

BAlwyn

18 yongala st 1-12/216 belmore rd 53 Gordon st 14 deepdene rd 35 yarrbat Ave 7/132 yarrbat Ave 77 Gordon st 2/26a brenbeal st 68 banool rd 14 metung st

BAlwyn north

46 dempster Ave 22 Kelvinside st 189 doncaster rd 4 walnut rd 14 Kenny st 19 harrington Ave 14 lloyd st 14 hood st 17 landen Ave 13 uplands rd 8 moreton st 354 balwyn rd 9 Tudor crt 33 Tuxen st 48 Aquila st 2 echo Ave 32 Kawarren st

BeAumAris 29 hornby st

Box hill north 12 Galt st

Box hill south 9 birdwood st

Brighton

12 stewart st 80 esplanade

Burwood

34a somers st 27 banksia st 7 scott Gve

cAmBerwell

63

69 80 80 110 111 123 148 149 150 175

28 elaroo Ave christopher Russell 105 Prospect hill rd Noel Jones 2 Green st Noel Jones 1/43 inglesby rd o’Donoghues First National 32 Glyndon rd Jellis craig 3 Kirkwood dve Jellis craig 9 lyric Gve Jellis craig 59 outlook dve Jellis craig

Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Marshall White Marshall White Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart Mercuri & Pillios Jellis craig Jellis craig Jellis craig Jellis craig Jellis craig

51 54 59 59 60 60 62 81 82 127 127 139 180 181 198 199 199

RT Edgar 117

Fletchers

61

Marshall White

82

Marshall White Marshall White

83 83

Fletchers 62 Noel Jones 130 Noel Jones 131

17 victoria rd Marshall White 65 14 cornell st Marshall White 73 4/72 Glyndon rd Marshall White 79 3/32 donna buang st Marshall White 84 5 Ada st Marshall White 84 15 halley Ave Marshall White 85 17 Fairfield Ave Marshall White 85 29a inglesby rd Marshall White 86 33 Kalang rd Marshall White 86 51 lansell cres Marshall White 87 825 riversdale rd christopher Russell 104

157 182 200 200 201

Kew

4/24 rochester rd Fletchers 62 22 selwyn st Marshall White 87 1/42 highfield rd christopher Russell 105 74 highfield rd RT Edgar 114 3 Grange Ave Kay & Burton 162 22A irilbarra rd Jellis craig 183 34 mangarra rd Jellis craig 184 1 mont Albert rd Jellis craig 185 19 mcGregor st Jellis craig 201 48 monomeath Ave Jellis craig 202

12 cole cres

dAylesford Fletchers 50 Fletchers 52 Fletchers 57 Marshall White 68 Marshall White 71 Marshall White 78 Marshall White 81 Noel Jones 131 Jellis craig 197 Jellis craig 198

20 leura Gve 24 Fairmount rd 42 Pleasant rd

cAnterBury

chAdstone Jellis craig 197

105 131 131

1 camp st

drysdAle

190 whitcombes rd

eAst melBourne

705/150 clarendon st

Buxton 155

Nelson Alexander

4 Junction rd

1/1 Agnes st 1 laurencia crt

Fletchers 58 Jellis craig 194

mont AlBert north 41 Allison rd 9 bundoran Pde

nAgAmBie

7/11 barwon st

12 mernda rd

573 high st 85 high st 16/11 mount st

prAhrAn eAst 21 lorne rd 599 high st

Stockdale & Leggo 210

Pride 134 Pride 134 Bennison Mackinnon 151

Marshall White 101 Bennison Mackinnon 152

9 The Promenade

2 mowbray sreet Marshall White 90 454 Tooronga rd Marshall White 91 20/1 maraquita Gve Marshall White 92 251 riversdale rd o’Donoghues First National 156

RT Edgar 210

south yArrA

174 174 175

72 89 90 124 125 138 141 153 163 164 172 176 204 205 205 206 206

Kay & Burton 168

31 Amsterdam st Marshall White 101 139 hoddle st Woodards 127 14 The vaucluse Bennison Mackinnon 140

somers

Kew eAst

7 oswin st 7 woodlands Ave 1535 old burke rd

Kooyong 3 sutton st

lAngwArrin

455 robinson rd

Marshall White 95 Kay & Burton 173 Jellis craig 193

Jellis craig 178

2902/8 Kavanagh st Biggin & Scott 211

mAlvern

31 bonview rd Marshall White 45 Talbot cres Marshall White 8 east st Marshall White 19 mcArthur st Marshall White 4/383 Glenferrie rd Marshall White 31a winter st Marshall White 7 somers Ave Marshall White 30 euston st Noel Jones 857 dandenong rd castran Gilbert 31 hunter st Bennison Mackinnon 37 hunter st Bennison Mackinnon 11 hunter st Bennison Mackinnon 7/8-10 spring rd Bennison Mackinnon 69 cawkwell st Kay & Burton 17 shaftesbury Ave W. Kastelan

mAlvern eAst

22 darling st Beller 63 53-55 davis Ave Marshall White 104 9 Tivoli rd RT Edgar 109 32 motherwell st RT Edgar 121 9 macfarlan Plc RT Edgar 121 3/116 Anderson st RT Edgar 122 6/38 chambers st RT Edgar 122 1207/12 yarra st Woodards 126 37 Airlie st Abercromby’s 136 1/264 walsh st Abercromby’s 137 23 howitt st Bennison Mackinnon 145 54/380 Toorak rd Bennison Mackinnon 150 1/89 caroline st Kay & Burton 169 3 Fairlie crt Kay & Burton 169

southBAnK

1/316 wattletree rd Marshall White 18 central Park rd Marshall White 1A Karma Ave Marshall White 21 Fountaine Ave Marshall White 1860 malvern rd Marshall White 2 Paxton st Bennison Mackinnon 79 Kerferd st Bennison Mackinnon 2/21 Tollington Ave Bennison Mackinnon 13 dundonald Ave Jellis craig 6/10 wiltonvale cres Jellis craig

64 95 96 97 97 98 103 129 135 146 147 148 152 171 175

96 98 99 99 100 144 147 151 179 208

Kay & Burton 170

st KildA

7 waterloo cres RT Edgar 123 511/6 victoria st Bennison Mackinnon 142

surrey hills

7 langford st 36 Park rd 619 canterbury rd 2/35 Kennealy st 12 balmoral cres 3 North crt 58 warrigal rd 242 mont Albert rd 35 croydon rd 43 durham rd 1/100 windsor cres 1 Florence rd

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clearance rates october 2012

Jellis craig 195 Jellis craig 208

Ray White 211

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richmond

173

59 Power st Marshall White 1 bell st Marshall White 1/59 denham st Marshall White 6/127-129 Power st RT Edgar 49 chrystobel cres Little Residential 5/20 burton Ave Abercromby’s 1 Gardiner rd Bennison Mackinnon 7/21 lisson Gve Bennison Mackinnon 12 coppin Gve Kay & Burton 3 churchill Gve Kay & Burton 12 lennox st Kay & Burton 18 Glenroy rd Jellis craig 3 elm st Jellis craig 1/2 melville st Jellis craig 2 inverleith st Jellis craig 24 oxley rd Jellis craig 6/11-13 robinson rd Jellis craig

Fletchers

mont AlBert

red hill

RT Edgar 112

74 75 88 88 89 128 130 132 132 138 139 171 186 187 202 203 203 204

hAwthorn eAst

157 157 166 167 172 189 190 191 192 207

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Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Noel Jones Noel Jones Noel Jones Noel Jones Abercromby’s Abercromby’s Kay & Burton Jellis craig Jellis craig Jellis craig Jellis craig Jellis craig Jellis craig

hAwthorn

70 91 92 93 93 94 94 115 116

RT Edgar 211

260 Purves rd Kay & Burton 3509 Frankston Flinders rd Kay & Burton 6 crossman crt Kay & Burton 27 Glenvale rd Kay & Burton

7 Ashburton rd 1 Fairview Gve 44 Aintree rd 5 Ferguson st 35 Florizel st 14 bourne rd 8 Florence st 24 summerhill rd 42 celia st 1/1 scott Gve 21 Glenvale rd 10 clitheroe crt 18 beryl st 14 mills st 6 Allaville Ave 14 Audrey cres 32 barina rd 19 denman Ave

67 Argyle rd Marshall White 1259 burke rd Marshall White 2 downton Gve Marshall White 1/45 Parkhill rd Marshall White 49 hartington st Marshall White 18 scott st Marshall White 2 rossfield Ave Marshall White 39 carson st RT Edgar 4 marshall Ave RT Edgar 1/378 cotham rd o’Donoghues First National 2 daniell Plc Williams Batters 134 wellington st Kay & Burton 145 cotham rd Kay & Burton 16 hillcrest Ave Kay & Burton 20 Argyle rd Jellis craig 18 John st Jellis craig 1 ridgeway Ave Jellis craig 1-8/105 walpole st Jellis craig 5 loch st Jellis craig

merricKs north

600 white hill rd

flinders

glen iris

Kay & Burton 165 Jellis craig 188 Jellis craig 207

Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Hocking Stuart Noel Jones

53 55 56 58 61 61 62 76 102 102 127 132

suburb AucTioNs ArmAdAle 12 AshburToN 12 bAlwyN 16 bAlwyN NorTh 29 cAmberwell 36 cANTerbury 13 GleN iris 34 hAwThorN 37 hAwThorN eAsT 16 Kew 38 Kew eAsT 13 mAlverN 13 mAlverN eAsT 30 PrAhrAN 28 souTh yArrA 27 surrey hills 15 ToorAK 27

% 58% 92% 63% 66% 78% 69% 79% 70% 81% 76% 85% 77% 73% 75% 63% 73% 56%

SouRcE \ REIV *Due to the very low volume of auctions  in some suburbs the clearance rates are likely to show a high degree of volatility.

71 essex rd 12a durham rd

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Jellis craig 196 Jellis craig 209

12 merriwee cres Marshall White 6/42 Grange rd Marshall White 60a canterbury rd Marshall White 63 lansell rd Marshall White 76 clendon rd RT Edgar 3 montalto Ave RT Edgar 16a Glyndebourne Ave RT Edgar 11 struan st RT Edgar 73 st Georges rd RT Edgar 15 lambert rd RT Edgar 4/7 verdant Ave RT Edgar 5/9 Tintern Ave RT Edgar 7/545 Toorak rd RT Edgar 37a lansell rd Bennison Mackinnon 17 Grange rd Bennison Mackinnon 16 st Georges rd Kay & Burton 16 st Georges rd Kay & Burton 28 sargood st Kay & Burton 129 canterbury rd Kay & Burton 3/62 heyington Plc Kay & Burton 226 Toorak rd Kay & Burton

wArBurton

75-81 donna buang rd

windsor

62a earl st east

66 67 77 100 106 107 108 118 118 119 119 120 120 143 149 158 159 160 161 170 175

RT Edgar 210

RT Edgar 113

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DAYLESFORD 1 Camp Street THE RAGLAN HOTEL: MAGNIFICENTLY RENOVATED FOR RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL USE This landmark hotel has been sympathetically restored to create a stunning commercial-use property and superb self-contained residence, including vast drawing and dining rooms, studio, contemporary kitchen/living space and outstanding period detail. The title includes a modern Japanese restaurant, shop and art gallery, plus 3 SC rental cottages and extensive gardens. Here is a unique opportunity to invest in one of Victoria’s premier tourist towns!

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MERRICKS NORTH 4 Junction Road

Expressions of Interest

In a setting usually reserved for glossy magazines or seen on the silver screen, Jacks Ridge, an exemplary property of approximately 45 acres, sits high on a ridge in the heart of the lush Mornington Peninsula, offering an amazing lifestyle of part vineyards, part cattle grazing, part natural bushland and part beautiful gardens. The stunning 4 bedroom residence, positioned between vineyards of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is a craftsman built showpiece. Supplemented by separate first class guest accommodation, it enjoys panoramic views and expansive interior and alfresco entertaining spaces set in the exquisite surrounds of the expertly designed and maintained gardens. The property has an underground water tank of 100,000 litre capacity for domestic use and 3 dams hold a huge 24 million litres in total. There is also a croquet lawn, golf green and under house cellar. Created by its owners with design flair, determination, sweat and loads of love, Jacks Ridge is an exceptional property now ready to be passed on to the next owners to treasure and enjoy just as much during their allotted stay in this truly outstanding home. Please visit stand alone website www.jacksridge.com.au for video tour and additional photos.

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Price on Application By Arrangement 45 acres approx. Rob Fletcher 0411 222 988 Nick Fletcher 0403 387 580 244 Canterbury Road, Canterbury 9836 2222

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15 individually titled 2 bedrooms, units with parking Land: 790sqm Approx Offered w. vacant possession or 6 month lease Prestigious address near Toorak Rd & Chapel Street

Visit this Property on www.beller.com.au or www.cbre.com.au Inspect: Thursday 1-1:30pm Auction: Friday 23rd November 2012 at 12pm Contact

Robert German 0411 170 717 Andrew Fawell 0414 508 155

Scott Orchard 0425 760 712 Mark Wizel 0411 694 756

92 Chapel Street, Windsor

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MALVERN 31 Bonview Road Immerse yourself in Malvern´s most magnificent new residence, where ground-breaking design is streamlined and state-of-the-art. Innovative and with an eco edge, there´s deluxe living zones, a world-class kitchen by Ferrari´s Paolo Pininfarina, 4 bedrooms, finest Italian cabinetry, swim jet pool, and 6-8 car basement garage. True indulgence near Malvern Central School, cafes and shops.

Expressions of Interest Close Thursday 22nd November at 5pm

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Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Mark Bury 0450 096 137

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Web

www.31bonviewroadmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 17 Victoria Road Harrowdene c.1896 combines magnificent period grace with impressively renovated contemporary proportions in an address widely regarded as being amongst Melbourne´s finest. Ornate artisan cornices, elegant OFPs and soaring 12 foot ceilings adorn original dimensions before a stunning Calacutta marble entertainers kitchen with full Miele complement, wine cabinets and butler´s pantry serves indoor/ outdoor living and entertaining amid a landscaped garden with solar heated, self cleaning pool. Remote garaging x2.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm, 6.30-7pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Nick Ptak 0413 370 442 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

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Web

www.17victoriaroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 12 Merriwee Crescent Exclusivity, serenity and proximity to Kooyong Village and schools complement this refined family residence. Formal living and separate formal dining rooms, each opening to terrace entertaining and an elegantly landscaped garden, lead to bright family-room/informal dining and an open-plan kitchen featuring travertine floors and granite surfaces. Downstairs study adds fourth bedroom flexibility to three upstairs bedrooms and three bathrooms, including two ensuites. Internally accessed double garage. A prestigious address.

Auction

Wednesday 28th November at 6pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Web

www.12merriweecrescenttoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAK 6/42 Grange Road Luxuriously appointed and extravagantly proportioned contemporary half floor apartment delivers an ultra stylish and sophisticated lifestyle near Toorak Village. The entrance foyer leads to two bedrooms each with lavish en-suite/WIR/ BIR and a study. The exceptional living and dining spaces with gas pebble fireplace and state of the art gourmet Miele kitchen are complemented by a living room opening to a northeast terrace. Features ducted heating/cooling, video intercom, lift access, pwdr-room & basement car-parking.

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 19th November at 6pm

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Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.6-42grangeroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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DEEPDENE 14 Deepdene Road Impressive architect designed residence showcases designer style, lavish proportions & consummate luxury to create an unforgettable family domain. Contemporary European elegance is highlighted through sitting room, formal dining, study, downstairs main bedroom (ens/WIR), 3 further bedrooms (BIRs), living/playroom & 2 bathrooms. Family living/dining (gas fireplace) with state of the art Ilve/Miele kitchen open to picturesque N/E garden. Features heating/ cooling, alarm, video intercom, BOSE & CBUS system, double garage & auto gates. Land: 643sqm/6,919sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.14deepdeneroaddeepdene.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 5 Murray Street Extensively renovated, this beautifully elegant period 2/3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home brings together uplifting northerly light, discerning finishes and the flexibility of 2 alfresco zones in a low maintenance living and entertaining setting just a short walk from Malvern Road trams and High Street. Behind a high secure fence, stylish interiors include formal sitting and dining zones, open plan living/ dining, marble/ Miele kitchen, private study, OFPs, courtyard plus rear garden, intercom entry, ducted heating, R/C cooling, remote OSP x2.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

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Web

www.5murraystreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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KEW 67 Argyle Road Enjoying a prominent hilltop position with panoramic northfacing views this attractive mid 1930s residence has been sympathetically renovated/extended offering art deco features, wide hallway, sitting room, adjacent dining, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & family living area with a beautiful Jarrah, granite/Euro kitchen opening to a deck & private garden; plus under-house laundry, storage+cellar. Also includes intercom, d/heating/cooling, 3000ltr w/tank, remote gates/dble garage/OSP, plus retreat/office. Land Size: 813sqm/8,751sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.67argyleroadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN 35 Yarrbat Avenue This unique home sits beside an attractive lake and features a brilliant architect designed renovation with a luxuriously appointed interior capitalising on northern light and producing a free flowing ambience and wow factor over two levels comprising porcelain tiled entry, formal living/dining, laundry, powder room, state-of-the-art kitchen and stunning family living & entertaining domain with deck overlooking the lake/garden. Upstairs has a retreat+concealed study, 3 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite) northern balcony & bathroom. Balwyn High zoning.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Web

www.35yarrbatavenuebalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 59 Power Street This classic renovated Edwardian residence beautifully showcases the elegance of the early 1900s with superb period features, triple individually crafted keyhole arched hallway, 4 bedrooms (main/box bay window, ensuite/WIR), study & roof storage, formal sitting room, stylish bathroom & laundry/bathroom plus generously proportioned informal living/dining and gourmet kitchen opening to a wide deck and solar heated in-ground pool. Includes double glazing, d/heating/cooling/vac., remote gates to double garage (rear access) & front OSP. Land: 745sqm/8,017sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.59powerstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 14 Cornell Street Traditional charm and character, renovated spaces designed for family flexibility in a delightful surrounding garden. Offered for only the second time, this c. 1936 4 Bedroom plus study home combines all these elements in a wonderfully warm family environment close to Through Road shops/ cafes, Highfield Park, leading schools and Riversdale Road trams. Downstairs main bedroom with BIR/ ensuite, Caesarstone kitchen, vine covered alfresco terrace, high decorative ceilings, polished timber floors, tandem carport, gated OSP.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Web

www.14cornellstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 7 Ashburton Road Beautifully designed and built for its current family, this 4 bedroom/ 3.5 bathroom modern home partners substantial open plan spaces with a brilliant northern rear focus delivering elegant everyday family living and outstanding entertaining versatility in one of the area´s finest avenues. Smeg appointed granite kitchen, large party domain with built in bar, main bedroom with large fitted WIR/ ensuite, superior stone finishes, parquetry floors, extensive storage, landscaped garden, remote double garage. Land 830sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.7ashburtonroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 1 Fairview Grove This utterly charming single level entertainers residence graces a lush garden setting in the coveted Dorrington Estate precinct. Highlighted by an attractive period façade & detailing it comprises sitting room (OFP), separate dining (OFP), family bathroom, study, laundry, 3 bedrooms including a generous main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), Euro kitchen and spacious north-west facing informal living/dining room all surrounding a leafy courtyard and private rear garden. Features include video intercom, alarm, ducted heating, remote double garage+storage.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.1fairviewgrovegleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 242 Mont Albert Road This captivating Edwardian timber home c1910 provides a stylish combination of classic character and contemporary appeal. Main bedroom with WIR/ensuite access, 3 further bedrooms (BIR), sitting room, additional modern bathroom. Stunning Euro/stone kitchen complementing the expansive informal living and dining area opening to a wide deck overlooking a leafy landscaped garden with solar heated/ salt chlorinated pool plus pool-house with kitchenette, powder room and workshop/storage. An enviable family lifestyle in a desirable location. Land Size: 668sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Web

www.242montalbertroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 60a Canterbury Road Luxurious whole floor apartment, 1 of only 2, showcases sublime designer style and contemporary European elegance near Toorak Village. Marble floors and gracious proportions are highlighted through beautiful living/dining room (gas log fireplace), opening to northwest covered terrace, gourmet marble Miele/Smeg kitchen, sublime main bedroom (designer en-suite/BIR), second bedroom (BIR), study/3rd bedroom (BIR) and marble bathroom. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video security, lift access and basement car-parking for 4.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

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Web

www.60acanterburyroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN 7/132 Yarrbat Avenue Situated at the rear of an exclusive enclave, this classically designed family residence showcases exceptional scale and contemporary luxury. Timeless elegance defines formal sitting and dining rooms, consummate Smeg kitchen, casual dining and expansive living room opening to northeast deck and west-facing garden. Downstairs bedroom/study and powder-room are matched upstairs by main bedroom (WIR/ BIR/en-suite), three double bedrooms (BIRs) and family bathroom. Features heating/cooling, alarm, ducted vac and double garage. Close to Beckett Park, shops and transport.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.7-132yarrbatavenuebalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 4/72 Glyndon Road Stylishly appointed rear single storey town residence in private leafy location featuring attractive Daniel Robertson slim bricks façade and interior comprising highly polished timber floors, sitting room plus north-facing kitchen/living and dining area opening to a sunny walled courtyard garden, complemented by three bedrooms (BIRs, main/WIR/ensuite) family bathroom, powder room and laundry. Features include video/intercom, alarm, S/S appliances, zoned d/ heating/cooling & ducted vacuum, 3000ltr w/tank, rem/dble garage (internal access).

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.4-72glyndonroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 50 Adelaide Street In a premier locale, this captivating single level residence´s evocative indoor/outdoor dimensions convey a timeless contemporary elegance. The parquetry foyer introduces magnificently proportioned sitting room, living/dining room (gas log fireplace) and spacious kitchen all opening to a landscaped north-facing courtyard with water feature. Main bedroom (marble en-suite/WIR) is complemented by second bedroom (BIR), study/3rd bedroom (BIR) and bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, irrigation and garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Web

www.50adelaidestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 33 Stuart Street Executor´s Auction in Elite Locale. In a street that is highly sought after for its close proximity to High St and Union Park, this original timber Victorian residence represents an exceptional opportunity to renovate or rebuild (STCA) on a sensational 50 metre deep (approx) west-facing site. Behind a classic façade, high ceilings are featured through hallway, two good sized bedrooms, bathroom, generous living room with wood fire heater & large kitchen with dining area. Deep sunny garden features a shed & garage via ROW. Land 395sqm (approx)

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.33stuartstreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN 77 Gordon Street A home built, lovingly cared for and elegantly evolved by four generations of the one family certainly stands as testament to this area´s enduring appeal! This double storey 1930´s home offers gracious 3 bedroom/ 4 living proportions in which original character has been renovated to accommodate modern family requirements opposite Gordon Street Reserve. Downstairs main bedroom, surrounding garden, separate studio/ workshop. Walk to Whitehorse Road trams, Deepdene shops, local and independent schools. Balwyn High School zone.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Web

www.77gordonstreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 14 Hood Street This attractive clinker brick family home enjoys close proximity Balwyn High School, North Balwyn Village shops/ cafes/Primary and enhanced by rear access to Myrtle & Macleay parks. Fully renovated it features polished timber floors, 4 bedrooms or 3+study, bathroom, laundry; open-plan living (marble OFP), dining and superb granite/timber/Euro kitchen opening to a covered deck ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Features include alarm, quality fixtures/fittings, R/C air-conditioner, d/heating, solar HWS, rem/dble garage+ storage. Land Size: 635sqm/6,835sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 4-4.30pm

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.14hoodstreetbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 17 Landen Avenue This early brick family home c1963 offers an exceptional opportunity to renovate/modernize capitalizing on a preferred northern rear aspect+views. The accommodation comprises living room, adjacent dining opening to a covered terrace overlooking the garden & in-ground pool/spa; kitchen, laundry+ second WC, 4 zoned bedrooms (BIRs),and family bathroom (separate shower & WC). Features include an under-house retreat/recreation room & workshop+cellar storage, d/heating+evaporative cooling, dble carport (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 11:30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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Web

www.17landenavenuebalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BOX HILL SOUTH 9 Birdwood Street This enchanting C1927 Californian Bungalow´s period charm, modern comfort and flexible dimensions are perfect for every stage of family life. High ceilings define sitting room, formal dining (OFP), lovely main bedroom (en-suite/BIR), three further bedrooms (BIRs), fitted study and bathroom. Stylish new Bosch/Ilve kitchen with granite benches and casual dining area steps down to generous family room opening to a deep northeast garden with free-standing rumpus room and office above. Features ducted heating and multiple OSP. Large land of 842sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Katherine Ding 0408 858 940

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Web

www.9birdwoodstreetboxhillsouth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 80 Esplanade Wake up to beach views stretching from Green Point, across to the bathing box beach to the city and beyond from a deluxe home full of sunshine and style. Positioned on the corner of exclusive Gould Street for easy car access, this three bedroom home is a private world of low-maintenance elegance. Three generous living areas, breathtaking coastal views from almost every room, and direct beach access across the road. Impressive design with a luxury fitout, large heated terrace, and a beachside lifestyle you will love.

Actual View

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Sturt Hinton 0408 788 789

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Web

www.80esplanadebrighton.com

Office

312 New Street Brighton 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 family room. From here you can admire the pool, relax by the fireplace, and enjoy the quality fitout. Streamlined kitchen includes Rosieres ovens, icemaker fridge and views to the garden. Flexible floorplan with classic sitting room, 3-4 bedrooms, study zone, and superb fitout. Cul de sac living at its best near the beach, schools and Were St´s shops. Land: 780sqm/ 8395sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

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 5 Ada Street The considerable appeal of this c1940´s brick residence´s period charm and modern family comfort is enhanced by the significant potential suggested by its substantial northwest corner allotment (STCA).Immaculately presented through elegant sitting room (OFP), formal dining, four/five bedrooms, upstairs retreat, two studies and three bathrooms. The modern kitchen is adjacent to a cosy den and casual dining room opening to a large northeast garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioner, water tank and carport. Land: 678sqm/7,300sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Web

www.5adastreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 3/32 Donna Buang Street This sophisticated and private 2-storey town residence, the rear one of just three, offers a quiet, secure and low maintenance lifestyle. A stylishly appointed home comprising glossy parquetry floors, open-plan living/dining area incorporating a sleek CaesarStone/Smeg S/S kitchen opening to a paved alfresco area & garden; downstairs main bedroom (BIRs/ensuite), powder room & laundry. Upstairs has two bedrooms, retreat /study area & family bathroom. Includes GasLF, R/C air-conditioners, d/vacuum, rem/dble garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Web

www.3-32donnabuangstreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 17 Fairfield Avenue This delightful two-storey period residence graces the coveted Sunnyside Estate precinct offering generous zoned family accommodation comprising formal sitting & dining room, laundry, study plus a north-facing informal living area with well-appointed kitchen and conservatory opening to a leafy garden; complemented by 6 bedrooms (main/WIR/ ensuite) 2 family bathrooms, p/room & roof-top garden+ views. Includes intercom, alarm, OFPs, d/heating/cooling, ample storage - sheds & attic, 3,400ltr w/tanks, auto gates, carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.17fairfieldavenuecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 15 Halley Avenue In a highly regarded family position, this character rich 1930´s home offers renovated 4 bedroom/ 4 living proportions and a wonderfully generous northern rear garden just a short walk from trams, buses, Hartwell shops and rail links. High decorative ceilings enhance fireside sitting, large dining, impressive living room and central kitchen/ meals. 2 downstairs bedrooms, 2 upstairs bedrooms (BIRs, x1 balcony) with rumpus. 2 bathrooms, alfresco deck, outdoor pizza oven, studio/ workshop, garage, OSP. Land size: 786sqm.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Web

www.15halleyavenuecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 29a Inglesby Road Stroll through the park to the wonderful cafĂŠs, shops, Rivoli cinema and all that Camberwell Junction has to offer. This delightful three bedroom tuckpointed brick Edwardian is beautifully presented from established flowering front garden to the elegant interior and secluded rear oasis including secure parking. This superb slate roof, semidetached residence on a 495sqm allotment (approx) offers a flexible, single-level layout with fine period features and modern additions.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Web

www.29ainglesbyroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 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 from 12pm

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Contact

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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CAMBERWELL 51 Lansell Crescent This lovely solid brick family home c1935 perfectly located next to Willison Park on the prized Golf Links Estate showcases classic Art Deco features including leadlight windows and decorative ceilings it presents in excellent condition throughout comprising polished floors, entrance hall, sitting & adjacent dining room, 3 bedrooms, laundry, powder room, period-styled bathroom & kitchen/meals plus a sunny deck overlooking a deep garden with scope to extend (STCA) if desired. Land size: 663sqm/7,136sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.51lansellcrescentcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 22 Selwyn Street This stunning Edwardian family home enjoys a perfect lifestyle location close to Maling Road, schools and transport and features a picket fence and lovely cottage-styled front garden introducing a classic all-white & stylishly renovated interior comprising Baltic Pine hallway, 4 bedrooms or 3+ study, sparkling bathroom, laundry/bathroom, attic storage plus expansive living area with a well-appointed CaesarStone/Euro kitchen opening to a private garden incorporating a bluestone paved outdoor entertaining area framed by wisteria clad pergolas.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.22selwynstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 44 Aintree Road The instant appeal of this enchanting Edwardian residence´s period features and well proportioned family spaces is further enhanced by a sought after location. High ceilings and timber floors highlight the period elegance through entrance hall, formal sitting room, generous living room, three bedrooms and bathroom. Well appointed kitchen with new Bosch oven and casual dining open to a deep northeast garden. Features include ducted heating, RC/air-conditioner, powder-room, storage and double garage via rear lane. Land: 747sqm/8,040sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.44aintreeroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 5 Ferguson Street Boasting a generous floorplan that is still as effective today, this immaculate Fasham Johnson residence delivers immediate family lifestyle enjoyment. Designed to provide garden aspects from almost every room, the formal dining, spacious living room (OFP), large kitchen and family room open to garden with heated pool. Main bedroom (en-suite/ WIR) is accompanied by three further bedrooms (BIRs), study and bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, RC/airconditioner, alarm, laundry, irrigation, shed and triple carport. Land: 840sqm/9,039sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Web

www.5fergusonstreetgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 35 Florizel Street Perfectly located in the prized Summerhill Estate close to parks, schools, transport and numerous shopping options, this impeccably maintained clinker brick home offers a light filled interior comprising polished timber floors, 3 bedrooms, renovated bathroom, sitting & adjacent dining room, laundry+separate WC, central kitchen/meals and sunny north-east facing informal living overlooking a pretty, private garden. Includes period features, ducted heating, 3,000ltr water tank, garage. Scope to extend (STCA). Land: 650sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.35florizelstreetgleniris.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 1 Bell Street This superbly renovated two-storey home in the heart of Hawthorn features a stylish new all-white interior, loads of northern light, original Baltic Pine floors, arched hallway, 2 sparkling bathrooms (one+laundry), study/living, 4 bedrooms over two levels, upstairs balcony and a stylish informal living area (EFP) & sleek kitchen/dining flowing to northern deck or rear garden with OSP. Also features lifestyle location, quality fixtures/fittings, CaesarStone bench-tops, Arc S/S appliances & easy care landscaped gardens.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.1bellstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 1/59 Denham Street A compelling combination of stylish space, seclusion and security complement the prestigious St James Park Estate position of this outstanding 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom contemporary townhouse. Privately and peacefully set to the rear of a boutique designer block located directly opposite the park, this refined modern home features living/dining, north-facing entertainer´s courtyard, balcony, powder room, granite Smeg kitchen, heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, basement parking for two plus storage. Near shops, cafés and trains/trams.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Web

www.1-59denhamstreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 2 Mowbray Street Surrounded by premium Hawthorn East real estate, this smartly renovated clinker brick semi-detached home c1940 with spacious interior, large deck and deep rear garden features a flowing floor plan, loads of light, preserved period features, shiny polished timber floors, 3 bedrooms, main/ BIRs/ensuite+study alcove, a pristine family bathroom, Euro laundry, newly renovated dining room and stylish kitchen (S/ S appliances) & living area opening to a large deck & deep garden. Features include d/heating/cooling, easy care gardens, carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

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Web

www.2mowbraystreethawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 454 Tooronga Road Totally captivating c1920´s Art Deco residence´s stylishly presented, generously proportioned dimensions provide an irresistible family retreat. Timber floors are combined with ornate ceilings through hallway, sitting room (OFP), three stunning bedrooms (BIRs) and two stylish bathrooms. Oriented to capture northern light, the expansive living and dining room featuring a gourmet Ilve and Miele kitchen opens to private north-facing landscaped garden. Features sizeable attic storage, hydronic heating, solar hot water/ power and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

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Web

www.454toorongaroadhawthorneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 1259 Burke Road Attractive clinker brick English-style family residence c1937 set on approx 992sqm allotment exuding warmth & charm whilst featuring generously proportioned rooms comprising 2 living areas, 4 bedrooms, 2 stylish bathrooms, laundry & smart kitchen with granite & S/S appliances plus a spacious north family/dining room with cathedral ceilings flowing to a wide paved alfresco area, ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining, & expansive lawn. Features include ducted heating, OFP (x2), R/C air-conditioners, rem/gates/dble garage+front OSP. (near the corner of Tregarron Ave)

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.1259burkeroadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 20/1 Maraquita Grove This smart, stylish, contemporary townhouse is perfectly located within walking distance of the new Tooronga Shopping complex and transport options, moments from Gardiners Creek plus quick City Link/CBD access. Downstairs features semi-basement for 2 cars & powder room. First floor comprises a gourmet kitchen (Stone bench-tops, Euro appliances), expansive open plan living and dining which leads onto a north-facing paved courtyard and garden perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Upstairs 4 bedrooms (main with ensuite and balcony), plus family bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Web

www.20-1maraquitagrovehawthorneast.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

Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

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 49 Hartington Street Stunning new two story luxury residence in convenient Kew location featuring distinctive facade designed to maximise light and space throughout. Comprising porcelain floor tiles, superbly equiped Smeg/stone kitchen with Butlers Pantry, generous north facing living/dining, Alfresco all weather entertaining, four double bedrooms (2WIRsensuites), sleek bathroom, laundry. Features include video/intercom, alarm, zoned heating/cooling, prestige fixtures and fittings, easy care gardens, remote/gates/double garage.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 1:30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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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 1/45 Parkhill Road A beautiful garden setting and house-sized proportions highlight the compelling appeal of this immaculate town residence. A private north-facing courtyard precedes expansive living areas encompassing generous living and dining, well appointed kitchen and casual dining opening to west facing deck. The main bedroom (BIR) and ensuite downstairs are accompanied upstairs by two additional double bedrooms (BIRs) and second bathroom. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, security intercom, 3rd toilet, laundry and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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Web

www.1-45parkhillroadkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 2 Rossfield Avenue This classic Edwardian styled residence (c1920s) in the private school precinct boasts sought-after period features traditional front rooms flowing to a stunning light-filled contemporary extension; comprising entrance hall, study, three bedrooms, renovated bathroom with separate WC/ powder room, concealed laundry and a generous living and dining room with a stylishly appointed kitchen featuring corian bench-tops and polished timber cupboards, Asko appliances, sky windows and full-height bi-fold doors opening to a deck+pretty garden.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Web

www.2rossfieldavenuekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 18 Scott Street Behind a picket fence and pretty front garden this immaculately presented Victorian cottage features period attributes complemented by a stunning extension creating a perfect contemporary ambience with arched hallway, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, full-width living room plus a superb kitchen with concealed laundry, dining area and lower level living flowing to a private courtyard garden. Ideally located in the heart of the Kew private school precinct, close to Kew Junction, Glenferrie Road shops/ restaurants & transport.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Web

www.18scottstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW EAST 7 Oswin Street "Huonville" - A Lifestyle Location. This renovated Californian Bungalow, one of two, enjoys street frontage combining period styling and features with a contemporary interior offering a low maintenance lifestyle. The interior comprises Baltic Pine floors, 3 double bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite), bathroom/concealed laundry and generous living/dining with smart Bosch kitchen flowing to a covered north-west alfresco area providing sunny indoor/ outdoor entertaining options. Features include stone benchtops, d/heating, R/C air-conditioner & rem/dble garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.7oswinstreetkeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KOOYONG 45 Talbot Crescent Surrounded by breathtaking gardens, this c1930´s Art Deco residence blends period elegance with contemporary style on Kooyong Park. Designer style is highlighted through sitting room (OFP), main bedroom (en-suite/BIR), three further bedrooms (BIRs), study area and bathroom. Generous living room (OFP), dining area (OFP) and gourmet Miele/Smeg kitchen open to a spectacular north-facing garden with pool and outdoor BBQ and pizza oven kitchen. Features heating/ cooling, alarm, water tank, irrigation, OSP and auto gates. Land: 773sqm/8,318sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5.30-6pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Web

www.45talbotcrescentkooyong.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 8 East Street Presented as new, this exemplary modern residence showcases excellence in design and construction. Wide timber floors and high ceilings create a luxurious ambience through inviting open plan living (gas log fireplace), generous dining and state of the art gourmet kitchen opening to private north and west courtyards. Main bedroom (en-suite/BIR) is complemented by two double bedrooms (BIRs), study area and stylish bathroom. Features heating/ cooling, video intercom, powder-room, laundry, auto gates and garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Web

www.8eaststreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 1/316 Wattletree Road The total transformation of this single level residence showcases seductive, ultra stylish indoor/outdoor spaces that perfectly epitomise contemporary elegance. Spotted Gum floors flow through evocative living and dining room and premium gourmet Miele kitchen opening to picturesque northern garden. Stunning main bedroom with designer ensuite/BIR is complemented by second bedroom (BIR), stylish bathroom and study nook. Features raked ceilings, RC/airconditioning, security intercom, laundry, irrigation and garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.1-316wattletreeroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 4/383 Glenferrie Road Beautiful ground level Edwardian apartment, 1 of 4, combines period elegance with contemporary style throughout well-proportioned light-filled dimensions. Tessellated tiles in the foyer are replaced inside by dark timber floors through sitting room and dining room with superbly equipped kitchen opening to covered terrace and garden. Stunning main bedroom with en-suite/BIR and retreat and verandah, is complemented by second bedroom plus study/third bedroom, and bathroom. Features ducted heating, security intercom, garage and auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.4-383glenferrieroadmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 19 McArthur Street Celebrate the certainty of family success or rich investment rewards when you renovate or redevelop (STCA) this comfortable 3 bedroom period home peacefully positioned opposite McArthur Park. Comfortable proportions on approx. 384 sqm feature northern setting, modernized kitchen with meals, sunny rear garden with garage, sheds and OSP. Unbeatable central position close to trams, trains and renowned schools including Malvern Central School, Monash Freeway, High Street, Glenferrie and Malvern Road precincts.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Web

www.19mcarthurstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 31A Winter Street Offered for the first time, this immaculate solid brick c1904 Edwardian residence´s period charm, surprisingly generous dimensions and desirable location off Glenferrie Road confirm its immediate appeal and future potential (STCA). Baltic pine floors and high ceilings distinguish the arched hallway, three bedrooms (2 OFP), generous living room (marble OFP) and bathroom. A dining/study adjoins the well equipped timber kitchen with generous meals area opening to north-facing garden. Features hydronic heating, evaporative cooling and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.31awinterstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 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 & close to Central Park. Downstairs comprises period entrance hall, spacious sitting room, OFPs, games room, kitchen, huge open plan living & dining to covered terrace overlooking private gardens, heated pool and barbeque area. Main bedroom (ens, WIR), second bedroom, study and central family bathroom, separate laundry. Upstairs 2 bright bedrooms, BIRs, large bathroom and retreat. Land: 700sqm/7,533sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 10th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

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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MALVERN EAST 21 Fountaine Avenue This alluring home, an elegant presence on a coveted, treelined avenue, combines historic charm, and contemporary chic with gracious, light filled living, moments from fabulous facilities. Features gourmet kitchen, with granite benches & Smeg/Miele appliances. Formal & casual dining, 3 living areas, 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms & elegant sitting room. Upstairs, a children´s haven with a living room at the hub of bedrooms and bathroom. Ducted heating, RC/air conditioners, alarm, shed and carport. Land 542sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Saturday 2.30-3pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.21fountaineavenuemalverneast.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 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

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 1860 Malvern Road This super Art Deco brick one-of-a-pair retains classic original period features such as ornately detailed facade, decorative ceilings, leadlight windows, polished timber floors complementing the renovated interior - creating a super low-maintenance and convenient lifestyle. Comprising 3 bedrooms, stylish bathroom, generous light-filled living/ dining with Miele kitchen & Euro laundry opening to a private alfresco area with shade sail, water feature & leafy garden. Includes ducted heating, utility area+shed, OSP/2.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Web

www.1860malvernroadmalverneast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 63 Lansell Road Distinguished by Deco glamour, an elite address and generous proportions, this elegant c1937 residence offers immediate enjoyment with great potential. Entrance hall leads to sitting room (gas log fireplace), formal dining, well appointed kitchen, casual dining, spacious living room opening to covered terrace, 5/6 bedrooms, three bathrooms and sunny upstairs terrace. Features include ducted heating, air-conditioning, alarm, laundry, two powder-rooms, store-room and double garage

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Web

www.63lansellroadtoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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Ian Reid’s Vendor Advocacy 03 9430 0000 or 1300VENDOR

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PRAHRAN EAST 21 Lorne Road This exciting block-fronted Victorian residence near Hawksburn Village has been meticulously transformed by Canonbury Homes into a sophisticated and stylish brand new home. The latest in contemporary design is showcased through sitting room, premium Miele kitchen and wonderful living/dining opening to landscaped courtyard. Main bedroom (WIR/en-suite) is accompanied by two further bedrooms, study and designer bathroom. Features hydronic heating, air-conditioning, powder-room, rainwater tank, ducted vac, OSP and auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 7-7.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Web

www.21lorneroadprahraneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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RICHMOND 31 Amsterdam Street This stylish 2-storey home offers a trendy inner-city lifestyle within walking distance of Chapel & Church Street, McConchie Reserve, Yarra parks & transport; featuring Italian stone tiled floors, 3 bedrooms (main/ensuite+retreat), bathroom, concealed laundry, superbly appointed open-plan kitchen, dining/living area with a light well/internal courtyard & full-height doors plus north-facing courtyard ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Features include alarm, heating/cooling, rem/dble OSP+lane access.

Auction

Saturday 17th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.31amsterdamstreetrichmond.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 from 11am

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Contact

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 35 Croydon Road Strong architectural proportions that unfold to a Rick Eckersley designed garden and sumptuous pool/spa create an impressive environment for family living and entertaining with this elevated contemporary home only minutes from Canterbury Sports Ground and Chatham Primary School. Generous 4 bedroom/4 living accommodation includes open plan Caesarstone kitchen with Bosch appointments, main bedroom featuring WIR/ en suite, 2 bathrooms, poolside cabana, dedicated storage room, remote double garage.

Auction

Saturday 24th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.35croydonroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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7 SOMERS AVENUE MALVERN thenorfolkapartments.com.au UNRIVALLED DESIGN & STYLE - In Malvern’s Most Luxurious Address - Historic Location - Garden Surrounds - Designed by Rothe Lowman - Luxurious Finishes - Landscaping by Tract - Huge private entertaining spaces - 2 to 3 beds, 2 to 3 baths, 2 car

2 bed, 2 bath, 2 car from $650,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car from $1,050,000 Inspect the display suite at Airlie Mansion 452 St Kilda Rd Melbourne Wednesday Saturday Sunday

11-12noon & 6.30-7.30pm 3.30 - 4.30pm 12.00 - 1.00pm

Leonard Teplin 0402 431 657 | Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

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SOUTH YARRA 53-55 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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Inspect

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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CAMBERWELL

825 Riversdale Road

Impressive Home Awaiting The True Designer Family Impressive solid brick residence with a northern rear garden boasting 11 main rooms abounding with period charm & refined elegance. Featuring; Period timber paneled entrance hall and stairwell, large formal rooms, 4 bedrooms plus study, in ground swimming pool and decorative features throughout. With a northern rear aspect and being central to shops, tram, train and schools this unfinished stately solid brick residence offers the perfect opportunity to finish the dream to your own taste. Land 17.7 x 46 or 814 sqm approx. (note ROW to rear). Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

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Saturday 24th November at 2.30pm $1.4 Million plus Thursday & Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


CAMBERWELL

28 Elaroo Avenue

Executors Auction - Period Perfection, Position Perfect Set in a delightful garden & boasting the delights of its period is this solid brick 4 bedroom home. Cons: wide entrance hall, formal living room with ornate ceiling, timber plate rails & mantel, fire place, formal dining room with OFP. 4 good size bedrooms & central bathroom. A bright kitchen with meals & family room all over-looking a leafy rear garden. Feat: leadlight windows, decorative ceilings & natural timber fixtures throughout, ducted heating, double LUG & large rear garden which could be used to further enhance the homes current footprint. Close to Middle Camberwell shops, transport & schools. Land 19.71 x 45.72 or 900sqm approx. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 24th November at 1.00pm $1.25 Million plus Thursday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Russell Turner 0419 955 655; Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

CANTERBURY

1/42 Highfield Road

Front Single Level Villa Unit One of only 2 (separate driveway), with private garden outlooks and in this highly sought after location of Canterbury. Comprising hallway, formal lounge with OFP & a separate dining room overlooking a north facing paved courtyard, well equipped timber kitchen with meals/family area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with BIR’s, main bedroom with WIR & ensuite, central bathroom with separate toilet, internal laundry with easy access to service yard, double auto garage with internal access. Features: freshly painted, new carpets, gas ducted heating & secluded outdoor courtyards. Superbly located, close proximity to shops & cafes in Maling Road, Canterbury train station, schools & parks. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 24th November at 3.30pm $700,000 plus Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm & Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111, Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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RICHMOND HILL 139 Hoddle Street

'Dennington' circa 1855

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century, notably early years of the Victorian gold rush. This wonderful example encapsulates classic architecture

Closing Wed 5th Dec at 12 noon

throughout this timeline & retaining a special aura that makes this home a standout. The major frontage to the home is in

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fact Jika Place cleverly set behind a private enclosure with beautifully manicured & paved garden setting, enhanced by a

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relaxing central fountain. Feat: 7 main rooms, 3 bdrms or 3rd study, 4 main living areas formal/informal, grand central

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bathrm, powder rm, modern eat-in kitchen & perfectly tucked away entertainers deck with pergola at the rear.

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East Melbourne 126 Wellington Parade 9427 8001

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SOUTH YARRA 1207/12 Yarra Street

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Sxy - another name for style Northerly aspects & views to the MCG & the city

Auction Sat 10 Nov, 10.30

accompany this 12th floor sub penthouse

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apartment's under cover terrace, generous living/

View Thu 5:00 - 5:30, Sat 10:00 - 10:30

dining areas & elegant open plan kitchen. Main suite

Lisa Roberts 0413 265 362

with balcony retreat reflects ultimate luxury. Gym,

Carlton 9347 1755

entertaining terrace & swimming pool. U/c parking.

Carlton 393 Rathdowne Street 9347 1755

Balwyn North 8 Moreton Street An impressive family profile. This substantial home features a tropical garden backdrop with balcony and pool. Boasts lounge, dining, living, meals, modern kitchen, study, rumpus and double garage. In the Balwyn High School zone near cafes, parks and freeway.

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Peace and privacy in a premier position. This single-level villa unit overlooks a beautiful, treelined crescent. Features a spacious lounge, dining, kitchen, spotless bathroom, separate ensuite, remote garage, courtyard, heating and cooling. Near shops, TAFE and transport.

Balwyn North 13 Uplands Road The design you’ve always desired. This stylish residence with landscaped gardens a boasts a sun-filled lounge, granite kitchen, dining room and study. With master ensuite, private courtyard, heating, cooling and double garage, live near schools, shops and bus.

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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GLEN IRIS

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

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Morrell. Game on?

There’s been movement at the top end. Much of it out of sight. Significant offers being made; and accepted. But there are still many wallflowers waiting (less and less patiently) to be asked to dance. Yes, the right house is still more important than the right price. Right now, we’re buying more of both.

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LAST OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE SUBSTANTIAL STAMP DUTY SAVINGS Construction due to completion April 2013. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments available. Upper level apartments featuring spectacular views. Cutting edge design, lifestyle location and functionality are key traits of LINX Prahran. Spacious living areas with floor to ceiling windows leading to private courtyards or generous entertainer’s balconies - a lifestyle many would envy. Bedrooms are accented by large windows providing an abundance of natural light. Kitchen with stone bench tops, glass splash backs and fully appointed with stainless steal appliances, integrated refrigerator dishwasher & microwave. Bathrooms are fully tiled and accented by modern chrome fixtures and sizable shower concealed Euro laundry & Security entry with CCTV. Linked to Prahran, a location that can’t be beaten. Transport, cafes, restaurants and all the amenities that Prahran offers at your front door.

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For more information visit: www.573high.com.au CONTACT: Angus Ferguson 0427 584 444 Tony Pride 0417 300 056

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AUCTION SATURDAY

South Yarra 37 Airlie Street Melbourne´s Most Prestigious Precinct This sophisticated Victorian, enhanced by a stunning Paul Bangay garden, appreciates city views, immediate proximity to the Royal Botanic Gardens and easy access to the river, the CBD and Toorak Road from its elite address. Complete privacy complements a central living/dining area and an elegant courtyard that combine to achieve indoor-outdoor perfection. An open-plan kitchen with stone bench-tops, Miele appliances and integrated fridge meets every need with seamless efficiency. Downstairs dimensions are completed by a formal retreat and an inviting study. The main bedroom´s balcony, walk-in robes and ensuite are matched by a light filled second bedroom, a deck with city views and a generous central bathroom. Consummate luxury. Convenient double garage. Auction: Saturday 10th November at 11.30am View: Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 11.00am Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677

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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 Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & 6.30-7.00pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844

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Hawthorn 5/20 Burton Avenue ’SHERWOOD COURT’ One of only six, introduced by a charming profile and its own street frontage, this bright ground level two bedroom apartment could hardly be better placed to take advantage of Glenferrie Road shopping, tram routes to the city and the riverbank beauty of Fairview Park. Northern natural light fills an inviting living room, featuring an open fire-place, which leads to an elegant dedicated dining room and a separate, freshly presented kitchen with scope for a modern make over when desired. Lock up garage. In the heart of Hawthorn!

Glen Iris Residence 1. 1 Scott Grove Certain Single Level Success Enhanced by its own frontage to a tree lined streetscape, this generous single level residence provides low maintenance ease matched by the mood of an established three bedroom home or two and a large study. The balance works beautifully. Large living featuring a marble fire-place and an adjoining dining room of appealing proportions are complemented by a spacious separate kitchen. Charming gardens, a sunny secluded courtyard retreat and lock up garage plus additional OSP complete brilliant, broadly appealing spaces close to Gardiner station, High Street trams and prestigious schools. One of only two!

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Auction: Saturday 24th November at 10.30am View: Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Sam Goddard 0448 870 454 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992

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Glen Iris 21 Glenvale Road A Family Background, A Brilliant Future The north facing rear garden of this engaging Edwardian provides a beautiful backdrop to a family floor-plan offering the flexibility of up to six bedrooms, featuring a downstairs main suite and bathrooms on both levels. Classical formal sitting and dining rooms are complemented by warm welcoming family spaces, an open plan kitchen and access to great decking and the garden beyond. Off street parking enhances a leafy address walking distance to trams, trains and leading schools.

Auction: Saturday 1st December at 10.30am View: Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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NORTH BALWYN

354 Balwyn Road

ELEVATED BRICK FAMILY RESIDENCE OPPOSITE THE PARK Located on the high side of the street in this tightly held precinct and within the popular Balwyn High School Zone. What a special place to live in. Many possibilities here to renovate, extend and further improve or alternatively an opportunity to redevelop (S.T.C.A). Land Size 8,028 sqft. (Approx.)

The home also has a Remote controlled lock up single garage and a second off street car space. Situated Close to all Amenities such as Primary Schools, Parks, Local Shops and Greythorn Shopping Strip, City Bus Line and easy access to the Eastern Freeway. Inspection will please and prior offers invited A/H: Jim Pillios 0439 880 096 Gabriel Mercuri 0411 701 133

AUCTION SATURDAY 1st December at 12.30pm

1st Floor, 520 Victoria Street, North Melbourne 3051

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HAWTHORN | Townhouse 7, 21 Lisson Grove Set back from the street, close to trams, bike paths by the Yarra and city access, this dual level townhouse meets lifestyle needs or achieves investment success with equal ease. Downstairs living and dining areas, each with their own sliding glass doors to a perfectly private courtyard, are complemented by a kitchen that reflects its era. An upstairs main bedroom with en suite opens to a roof-top terrace while two bright additional bedrooms each see the city skyline and share a well maintained second bathroom. Ducted heating. Double carport. Easy to enjoy, simple to enhance.

Auction View Andrew Luke Iain Carmichael Office

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Saturday 10th November at 10.30am Thursday 1-1.30pm, Saturday from 10am 0419 154 064 0418 850 988 1215 High Street, Armadale 9864 5000

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16 St Georges Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Friday 7th December at 5pm 158 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

An Important Home for the Important Moments Few Australian properties can match the pure beauty, elegance and history of this extraordinary Toorak estate. Set over almost an acre, this magniďŹ cent magnificent residence is surrounded by breathtaking gardens, historic outbuildings, pool and pooltennis and tennis court.court. The home The home itself itself is pure is royalty pure royalty , with, awith sweep a sweep of stunning of stunning and grand and grand formal formal roomsrooms sittingsitting seamlessly beside seamlessly the gently besidemodernised the gently modernised spaces that spaces are thethat veryare essence the very of family essenceliving of family on the living ďŹ nest onscale. the finest scale. 16stgeorges.com WEB 16stgeorges.com


VIEW CALL Ross Savas Michael Gibson Gerald Delany Albert Park 9252 1800

Brighton 9592 6522

Flinders 5989 1000

Hawthorn 8862 8000

Portsea 5984 4744

South Yarra 9820 1111

By Appointment 0418 322 999 0418 530 392 0418 355 337

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28 Sargood Street Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 19th November at 3pm 160 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

Traditional Architecture for the Modern World Architecturally designed by Michael Munckton, this whole ground floor residence with its own separate entrance has been appointed with 3.2m ceilings with detailed cornices, marble designed slab floors, solid timber panelled doors, hand rendered columns and mouldings, oak floorboards, formal and open-plan living zones, Miele kitchen with fitted pantry, main bedroom with dressing room and en suite, theatre, cellar, Paul Bangay designed N/W gardens, private lift and parking for five cars.

CALL Ross Savas Michael Gibson Gerald Delany

VIEW By Appointment Wednesday at 11.30am and 5.00pm

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0418 322 994 0418 530 392 0418 355 337


129 Canterbury Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 19th November at 5pm

Luxurious Living in the Heart of Toorak Minutes from Toorak Village, this 3-storey residence boasts sublime contemporary brilliance, highlighted by sleek American oak ďŹ&#x201A;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 Andrew Sahhar Ross Savas

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm

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0417 363 358 0418 322 994

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3 Grange Avenue Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 24th November at 12noon 162 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

Location, Quality, Space and Views Never Go Out of Style Gracing an exclusive tree-lined avenue near elite schools and transport, this handsome 3 bedroom/2 bathroom 1959 home is testament to the timeless allure of quality construction, elegant style and generous established gardens. Arthur’s Seat views are an unexpected pleasure enjoyed by this “one owner” home offering study/sitting, elegant formal living (OFP), dining and central kitchen. With monitored security, double garage and scope to improve/extend on 1,155m² approx. (STCA).

CALL Daniel Bradd Scott Patterson Richard Spratt

VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

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0411 347 511 0417 581 074 0412 493 189


12 Coppin Grove Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 20th November at 5pm

‘Yarroma’ C1872 Gracing one of Melbourne’s finest positions featuring absolute river frontage, superb botanical environs and spectacular city skyline views; ‘Yarroma’ c1872 is an illustrious, fully-renovated 4/5 bedroom family residence of pre-eminent historical significance. Land is 2,800sqm and an opportunity exists to acquire an adjoining allotment of 3,200sqm with historic Coach House and tennis court. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 3 - 4pm, Saturday 4 - 4.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 kayburton.com.au

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3 Churchill Grove Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 17th November at 11am 164 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

Sophisticated Glenferrie Excellence An architect-designed renovation has transformed this block-fronted beauty into a breathtaking, 2-level domain with North-facing entertainment area. Including 3 bedrooms (with downstairs main and study), brilliant living & dining to deck, outstanding gourmet kitchen, 2 bathrooms, powder room, hydronic heating, air-conditioning & automatic gate with 2-car off-street parks. An excellent address places Glenferrie Roadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lifestyle attractions just moments away.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

VIEW Wednesday 12.30 - 1pm, Saturday 10 - 10.30am

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0419 305 802 0423 759 481


20 Leura Grove Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 10th November at 11am

Spacious Elegance, Superb 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 loft home theatre, magnificent staircase entrance & vast, inviting family zone complement large four bedroom, two bathroom accommodation on a landscaped garden allotment with fabulous alfresco entertaining areas. Close to private schools, Burke Rd shops & Anderson Park.

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

VIEW Thursday 11.30 - 12pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

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134 Wellington Street Kew

AUCTION Saturday 17th November at 3pm 166 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

Superbly Situated, Stylish & Single-level A highly sought-after lifestyle location enhances the considerable low-maintenance appeal of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Berringaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; a beautifully presented postEdwardian with delightful garden surroundings. This attractive 3 bedroom semi-detached home has undergone a thorough renovation exuding contemporary and classical elegance for marvellous modern living near private schools, Glenferrie & Cotham Roads, transport and Kellett Reserve. Includes ducted heating, entertainment deck and garage.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

VIEW Wednesday 2.30 - 3pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

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145 Cotham Road Kew

AUCTION Saturday 24th November at 1pm

Massive Site in Grand Location Substantial in scale and scope with broad frontage and north facing rear, this exceptional property with rendered residence on a 1560m² allotment represents a unique renovation or redevelopment opportunity. While this late-Victorian has been a family home for over 50 years, a rare opening now exists to restore, subdivide or establish an outstanding multiple-dwelling development (STCA). Near trams, schools, Glenferrie Rd, Kew Junction. Includes pool, disused N/S court. Land: 25.6 x 61m

CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken Scott Patterson

VIEW Thursday 10.30 - 11am, Saturday 4 - 4.30pm

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0423 759 481 0419 305 802 0417 581 074

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600 White Hill Road Red Hill

PRIVATE SALE

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pirralillaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; - First Time Offered in 42 Years Offered as a whole or as three separate titles with breathtaking views of Port Phillip, Arthurs Seat, National Park and outlook over gently rolling pasture country suited to cattle or horses. Offering a main residence set on 110 acres, 44.77 HA approx. A gate house set on 2.5 acres approx. In addition is an absolutely beautiful 63.6 acre, 25.76 HA approx. vacant allotment bordering National Park. Vacant 15 acres - sold. WEB pirralilla.com.au VIEW Strictly by appointment, Sunday 3 - 4pm

CALL Prue McLaughlin Rollo Moore Tom Barr Smith

0417 389 006 0418 336 152 0438 368 020

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3 Fairlie Court South Yarra

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 13th November at 5pm

1/89 Caroline Street South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 10th November at 10am

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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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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0418 338 459 0412 269 999 0418 530 392

0400 780 700 0419 239 549

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3/62 Heyington Place Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 24th November at 3pm

2902/8 Kavanagh Street Southbank

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 29th November at 5pm 170 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

Exclusive Opportunity in Enviable Environs A secluded landscaped courtyard and north-facing alfresco terrace complement this marvellous 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom town residence tucked away in a boutique block bordering WM Dane Reserve. Stroll to the river and Heyington station from this superbly spacious home tightly held for 27 years and now inviting fresh inspiration for a stylish new direction. Includes open-plan lounge, dining and living, granite kitchen/ meals, delightful vistas and remote-control double garage.

CALL Rebecca Edwards Gowan Stubbings Gerald Delany

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

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0423 759 481 0412 269 999 0418 355 337

Triptych’s Most Prestigious Penthouse – Luxurious & Distinctive A Brilliantly positioned Penthouse of grand proportions within the Arts precinct, featuring 300° panoramic views including the city skyline, Royal Botanic Gardens and the Bay. Flexible floor plan of 355sq.m comprising entrance hall, 4 bedrooms, (expansive main bedroom with magnificent ensuite), 3 bathrooms, Poliform cabinetry throughout, gourmet kitchen and scullery, 2 living zones, media room, separate study, 3 car parks and storage. TRIPTYCH – A multiple award winning development.

CALL Tim Blackett Gerald Delany

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm

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0400 780 700 0418 355 337


69 Cawkwell Street Malvern

AUCTION Saturday 17th November at 1pm

10 Clitheroe Court Glen Iris

AUCTION Saturday 17th November at 1pm

Classic Charm - Contemporary Comfort This instantly appealing free-standing period home has been cleverly extended to take maximum advantage of a deep allotment’s desirable North-Westerly aspect. Luxuriously large living/dining areas, including an expansive kitchen, opens to low-maintenance rear garden. Features: Three bedrooms, sparkling central bathroom & secure off street parking for two. Brilliantly positioned close to Malvern Rd shopping, transport, Monash F’way and private schools. Land: 378sqm approx.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

VIEW Wednesday 11.30 - 12pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

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‘carmyle’ C1938 Classic Cul-de-sac Quality Gracefully commanding the head of a picturesque cul-de-sac, ‘Carmyle’ c1938 reflects the elegant style and timeless sophistication of the era set among beautiful, manicured garden environs. The charming clinker brick and stucco profile of this superb 4 bedroom and study home reveals an immaculate, sympathetically renovated 2-level interior replete with period features including ornate ceilings, etched glass doors and leadlight windows. Moments to schools, Toorak Rd and trams.

CALL Scott Patterson Glenys Pitkin

VIEW Thursday & Saturday 11 - 11.30am

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0419 305 802 0423 759 481

0417 581 074 0418 860 927

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12 Lennox Street Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 17th November at 2pm

16 Hillcrest Avenue Kew

PRIVATE SALE

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Unrivalled Executive Excellence The epitome of luxury executive living in the St James Park environs, this outstanding new French-inspired residence exceeds expectations with unsurpassed success. Superbly positioned close to quality schools, shopping strips, trams & trains. Boasts 5 deluxe BRs, 4 en suite bathrooms, executive study, home theatre, rumpus, formal & family areas, heated pool/spa, glass wall cellar, zoned heating/cooling, vacuum, videocom, Oak parquetry, marble ďŹ nishes & auto gates to DLUG.

CALL Daniel Bradd Richard Spratt

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

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ReďŹ ned Low-maintenance Luxury Well appointed luxury residence of approx. 28sqs set over two levels offering a superb low maintenance lifestyle. Built by Montage Developments (c1998) this outstanding 3BR, 2 bathroom town residence graces a prestigious tree-lined avenue. Spacious & secure home affords indoor/outdoor lifestyle excellence near private schools, Cotham Rd/ High St trams & shopping. Offers lounge, dining, living overlooking landscaped garden, Bosch Kitchen, heat/cool, alarm, video & DLUG.

CALL Scott Patterson Daniel Bradd Richard Spratt

VIEW Thursday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

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0411 347 511 0412 493 189

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7 Woodlands Avenue Kew East

AUCTION Saturday 17th November at 12noon

260 Purves Road Main Ridge

PRIVATE SALE

Easy Living Modern Elegance Outstanding landscaped gardens including a fabulous entertainers’ oasis embrace this fully-renovated 3 bedroom home near High Street and Stradbroke Park. Quality conveniences create optimum comfort throughout this home on 431sqms. Ducted cooling/heating, alarm, fireplace and polished hardwood floors complement open-plan living and dining with bifold doors, electric blinds, Smeg-equipped Kitchen, stylish bathroom, laundry, deck with retractable awning plus OSP.

CALL Scott Patterson Chris Alcock

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

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“Shandara Estate” Awe-inspiring views of Bass Strait and a wide country vista from this 56 acre approx. property. A park-like garden with a variety of trees surrounds the home. Featuring open plan living with brilliant views, theatre, four bedrooms, study, main bedroom with en suite, spa and walk in robe. Other features include double glazing, ducted heating, reverse cycle heating and cooling. The property is serviced by shedding, three dams and the land is suited to horticulture, cattle or horses.

CALL Prue McLaughlin Tom Barr Smith

VIEW By Appointment

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0417 581 074 0407 907 748

0417 389 006 0438 368 020

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6 Crossman Court Flinders

AUCTION Sunday 18th November at 12noon

3509 Frankston Flinders Road Merricks PRIVATE SALE

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Classic Flinders Located in an elite position in the Panton Estate on the highest point in Crossman Court on half an acre approx. with panoramic ocean views and a superb deck so you can watch the waves roll in and the action on the golf course. Comprising contemporary kitchen, high ceilings, open fire places in the living and dining, four spacious bedrooms, family bathroom, master with WIR, en suite and third bathroom. Upstairs, there is a second living and two balconies overlook postcard views.

CALL Andrew Hines Tom Barr Smith

VIEW Saturday & Sunday 12 - 12.30pm

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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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0400 630 630 0438 368 020

0418 336 152 0417 389 006 0438 368 020


27 Glenvale Road Flinders

AUCTION Sunday 9th December at 12noon

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This unique and extremely private property offers uninterrupted sea, surf and rural views and direct access to the foreshore. Within walking distance to the Village, the home provides 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, alfresco areas and guest suite located above the garage. VIEW Sun 12 - 12.30pm CALL Rollo Moore Prue McLaughlin Tom Barr Smith

0418 336 152 0417 389 006 0438 368 020

MALVERN 17 Shaftesbury Avenue

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AUCTION Saturday 24th November @ 10.30am

ARMADALE, 61/503 ORRONG ROAD

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Brilliantly proportioned and showcasing amazing city and bay views, occupying half the entire level, this superb 6th floor 2 bedroom + study, 2 bathroom security apartment is an investment in relaxed contemporary living. Filled with natural light and renovating opportunity, this immaculate original enjoys generous lounge and dining, private study, classic kitchen/meals, undercover balcony 3 and secure basement car space. Close to vibrant Chapel Street, parks, schools, train and tram.

Rare opportunity to gain entry to a Prime Malvern location, comfortable family home at an affordable price. Well planned charming timber home of lounge, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (BIR’s) bathroom and laundry (with 2nd toilet). Polished timber floors, central heating, double carport. Amenities abound shops at Glenferrie Road and Malvern Central, the heart of the “schools belt” and trams both Malvern Rd and Glenferrie Rd. LAND 15m X 45.72m (50’ x 150’) 685m2 (approx) with ROW. NOTE: Protective Single dwelling covenant.

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W Kastelan & Assoc Pty Ltd 1111 Malvern Road, TOORAK VIC 3142 • Ph 03 9822 9222 • www.realestateview.com.au

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HAWTHORN 18 Glenroy Road

"Davaar" (c1924), classic origins stand proud on grand land with soaring city views A priceless offering with an exclusive Scotch Hill address, long-held "Davaar" (c1924) is a treasure trove of potential on a remarkable garden allotment taking in panoramic city views. Presenting exciting options to home owners and renovators, this substantial home of classic dimensions is undoubtedly, bound for glory. There´s charm aplenty in the lovely character-rich original spaces of this meandering and much-loved home with grand Entrance, superb Living and Sitting rooms (Bow leadlight window) plus abundant 6 Bedroom/3 bathroom accommodation gently evolved over many years to 176 The weekly review \ november 7, 2012

include updated Kitchen/Meals, 2nd Kitchen, Familyroom, 2 wine cellars, water tank and solar panels. Vast garden spaces, dotted with fruit and nut trees invite contemporary expansion plus options for swimming pool and north/south tennis court capitalizing on sensational city views (STCA). A wonderful opportunity in a prestigious pocket off Riversdale Rd handy to Scotch College, Kooyong Tennis Club, Glenferrie Rd boutiques and Yarra parklands. Land: 1,598 sq. metres approx.


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Saturday 24th November at 12noon Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm 1,598 sq. metres approx.

Contact Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Jason Walker 0409 201 771 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363

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Classic Clinker Brick Charm in Prized Location One of Surrey Hills´ finest settings in the English Counties Estate is the perfect match for this delightful 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom residence with modern renovated interior and outstanding rear garden. Offers stylish Living and family Dining areas to elevated deck, granite/stainless-steel Kitchen (Miele, Bosch). Close to schools, parks/gardens, shopping and trains.

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Saturday 17th November at 12noon Contact Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm 743 sq metres approx. Office

Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Sally Morrison 0439 031 145 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 Balwyn 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

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Your Hills Estate – “Beechmont” A diamond amongst gems, this exquisite 10 acre Hills property is noted for its extensive gardens and open lawn that envelopes the architect designed four bedroom, three bathroom brick home and separate private two bedroom cottage. Wander and wonder through gardens featured in Gardening Australia boasting stunning vistas, focal points and a natural progression from one area to the next. Expansive living areas all with stunning garden views accompany the spacious timber kitchen. Numerous shedding and garaging, double glazing, ducted gas heating, bore, masses of tanks for irrigation systems, extensive sunny flat areas, this is an exclusive property available now.

Fixed Date Inspect Agent

9751 2299

Tuesday 27th November 2012 $1,100,000 - $1,500,000 By Appointment Glenn Gardiner 0418 376 144 and Carol Robertson 0417 382 885

3/1606 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda

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yarrawonga mulwala real estate \ 5744 3811 & Christopher russell \ 9859 9517 5-9 mcColl avenue

With a secluded section of Lake Mulwala on your doorstep, a wonderful lifestyle awaits the next owners of this stunning property. The sprawling north-facing house, built from Mallee stone, has been designed to take every possible advantage of the expansive 5000 square metres allotment with all living areas overlooking the lake. A contemporary kitchen, open-plan living, family and dining rooms feature large windows and sliding doors to one of two outdoor all-weather entertainment areas. The main bedroom features an en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Two more bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the rumpus room could be used as a fourth bedroom. The triple garage is set under the main roofline and there are plenty of large sheds. With a tennis court, magnificent landscaped gardens plus private jetty and boat ramp, all members of the family are brilliantly catered for. \

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price \ $1.725 million private sale

This informaTion was supplied by ChrisTopher russsell & assoCiaTes


Nagambie 7/11 Barwon Street Fully Serviced Block

Auction

The block is approximately 2520m2, has a sealed road frontage, 400m from the Supermarket & an easy walk to picturesque Lake Nagambie. The block is fully serviced, has a stand of mature gum trees and has colour bond fencing on three sides. Terms 10% deposit and 30-60 day settlement.

Saturday 24th November 2012 at 11am on site View By Appointment Mark Boyer 0418 941 628 5794 2777 raywhite.com Ray White Nagambie 298 High Street

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DRYSDALE 190 Whitcombes Road Exceptional Entertainer on the Bellarine. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Camianoâ&#x20AC;? is a captivating 2 Ha - 5 Ac (approx) property on the Bellarine, comprising a contemporary 3 BR home, self-contained studio and exceptional â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guseliâ&#x20AC;? swimming pool/alfresco zone. The kitchen/living/dining hub and lounge boast baltic pine flooring and extensive glazing. Set amongst 1 Ac of gardens and overlooking 4 Ac of olive grove, the home blends beautifully with the landscape. North facing, it capitalizes on breathtaking views across Corio Bay to the You Yangs. Securely fenced, with electric gate and shedding, tanks, vegetable plots and fruit trees support self-sufficiency. 15 minutes to Geelong and just over an hour to Melbourne.

EOI Closing Tuesday 27th November at 5.00pm View Sat 3.30 - 4.00pm Call Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Ian Friend 0414 581 811 Office 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 5254 1688 rtedgar.com.au

Auction Saturday 1 December at 3pm

Woodend - Tylden 520 Chanters Lane

Reserve Price $1,375,000 View Sat 10 Nov 12-12.30pm or by appointment Excellent small farm with existing three bedroom brick veneer residence in a beautiful Contact John Keating established setting with stunning picturesque views over spring fed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lake Berembongâ&#x20AC;? 0419 880 444 (approx 7acres surface area) to Mount Macedon. Good balance of red volcanic and grey loam soils. Perfect site to develop a new dream contemporary home.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Berembongâ&#x20AC;? - 65 Ha (161 acres) Executors Realisation Sale

keatings.com.au

83 High Street, Woodend

(03) 5427 2999


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