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The City of Stonnington wishes you a happy and safe Festive Season and invites you to enjoy your 2012 Christmas program.

Christmas Carols Sing and celebrate with family, friends and neighbours at Stonnington’s magical Carols concerts. Support a local community organisation by purchasing your candles, glow-sticks and programs. A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS AT ARDRIE PARK Children’s Christmas Activities in the Park Join us for a fun-filled couple of hours leading into the carols. Make a Christmas decoration, paint a picture for someone special, take a dance class with Holly Hip-Hop, Charity Cheerleader and Anna Ballerina, join in a game or two, make a puppet and learn some fun circus skills. SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 4PM – 6PM ARDRIE PARK ARDRIE RD, MALVERN EAST On-street parking only. Free event Followed by Carols with Yo Gabba Gabba! Cool characters Brobee, Foofa, Plex, Muno and Toodee will perform their Yo Gabba Gabba! Christmas Show in a special concert for younger families. This is the perfect ending to a fun-filled day. SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 6PM ARDRIE PARK ARDRIE RD, MALVERN EAST On-street parking only. Free event

CAROLS AT COMO PARK Hosted by Lawrence Mooney with Melbourne based choral ensemble Choristry, Stonnington City Brass, special guest appearances by Peppa Pig and Australia’s Got Talent semi-finalists Mint26 with a fireworks finale. FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER 7.30PM COMO PARK WILLIAMS RD, SOUTH YARRA Parking on Como Park North Oval – enter from Alexandra Ave North Free event

CAROLS AT CENTRAL PARK Hosted by Mike McLeish with Melbourne based choral ensemble Choristry, Stonnington City Brass and special guest appearances by Peppa Pig and Australia’s Got Talent semi-finalists Mint26 in the glorious surrounds of Central Park. SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 7.30PM CENTRAL PARK BURKE RD, MALVERN On-street parking only. Free event Proudly sponsored by Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association

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With their stunning pop arrangements of your favourite carols they’ll have you dancing down the aisles. Free event WEDNESDAY 12 DECEMBER 11AM – 12PM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY 12.30PM – 1.30PM PRAHRAN LIBRARY 2PM – 3PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY THURSDAY 13 DECEMBER 12PM – 1PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY 1.30PM – 2.30PM MALVERN LIBRARY 3PM – 4PM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY

SWINGLE BELLS They’ll have you grooving as they swing their way through all the Christmas classics with jazz and a little pizzazz. Free event SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 10.30AM – 11.30AM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY 12PM – 1PM PRAHRAN LIBRARY 1.30PM – 2.30PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY MONDAY 17 DECEMBER 3.30PM – 4.30PM PRAHRAN LIBRARY 5PM – 6PM MALVERN LIBRARY 6.30PM – 7.30PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY

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mouthing off

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he Boston ivy is winning. The grass is losing. of a vermin infestation: fight all you like, it will win in The Virginia creeper is beyond control; the Little the end. Gem magnolia is struggling. The Vietnamese I think it takes a particular skill to end up with all mint is a goddamn weed; the poor old sage can’t cope. the wrong things in forceful bloom in one’s garden, so In the strict hierarchy that should be the well-ordered thanks for that. I just don’t know how I’ve managed to garden, my little plot has lost the plot. get it so wrong. Everything that should be thriving is being I feed the camellias religiously (at the beginning overtaken by anything else defined as a weed or and at the end of the football season, my I’ve a pest or simply too difficult to control. mother told me); I am particularly careful uncorked I always liked to think I had a green thumb with the gardenia the kids gave Russell for his – but now I realise it’s the wrong one. I’m birthday (Epsom salts whenever I can, and a a green good at growing the stuff that everyone else tough prune). genie … ruthlessly cuts out. I lay into that Vietnamese mint pitilessly, It seemed like a good idea at the time – the but none of it seems to make a difference. quick satisfaction of a wall of consoling green While my back is turned for just a few days, the provided by a creeping vine, and the riot of autumn vines and creepers and nuisances take over, creeping colours that comes with it. into and starting to strangle the trees themselves. The The first year it’s fine; the second year it’s splendid, interior of the house darkens behind the thicket, and and complete strangers pause on the street to take even though my patch is small, it seems all too much to photos of the display. take on. But the third year, well – it’s the horticultural version I suspect this is a failure of impulse control on my

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part, and the importance of understanding delayed gratification. I went for the quick fix and am now reaping the wind. And the weeds. The long-term investments were made in substantial trees – one glorious crepe myrtle in particular – and excellent plants, but I just couldn’t wait for them to do their slow, steady green thing. I wanted leafy abundance and I wanted it now. Nothing like a hot north-facing wall to show you just what a creeping ivy is capable of in one season. So, I had all the leaves I could possibly want– but I also have a big problem. I suppose I could take the “one person’s weed …” approach, but I’m fundamentally a garden conservative – I believe in the hierarchy and the idea of all things contained and in their rightful place. There is a sublime sense of satisfaction knowing that one’s garden is growing with pretty maids all in a row, as it were. Instead, I’ve uncorked a green genie … and I can’t stuff it back in the planter box it came in. \

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amantha Armytage is coping well with fame. Maybe there’s still a bit of the country girl in her keeping it real. Still, being on television – she’s the co-presenter of Channel Seven’s Weekend Sunrise – can change things. “I try to make time for friends and do social things a couple of times a week, catch up with people, more than anything to keep it real, to make sure you’re hanging out with people and finding out what’s going on in the real world,” she says. Some stars find it hard to keep it real. “Not for me, because I don’t think I get carried away with it. But at certain times of your life you’re sitting in a situation where you think, ‘Wow, this is a pretty unreal world’. “You’re meeting incredibly famous people and the next day you’re on a plane to go to the Melbourne Cup. Then you’re back in town doing photo shoots, and you go, ‘Whoa’. (It’s important to) not to get swept up by it and not take yourself too seriously.” She doesn’t appear to do that. Armytage has gone from a shy teenager from the Snowy Mountains to front and centre on television, in people’s living rooms at a time of the morning that lends itself to intimacy and an affectionate forgiveness for on-air stuff-ups. She’s become Our Sam, and you get the feeling this amazing journey still slightly startles her. I ask if she had ever overheard a conversation about herself? “I was in a café in Balmain six months ago and I heard some people at the next table say, ‘Blonde newsreader Samantha Armytage …’ I couldn’t hear what they were saying, and when you hear your name you want to hear what they’re saying.” Did she edge closer? “Yes. But I still couldn’t hear. And they didn’t know it was me. And you wouldn’t because I had sunglasses on. When I go to the café, it’s my gym gear on. I felt like spinning round and saying, ‘You know she’s a great girl’. But I didn’t.” Sam Armytage is a no-nonsense type with the sort of laugh that makes whatever she’s laughing about sound

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Keeping things real is what makes Weekend Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage tick, writes PETER WILMOTH.

Armytage says. “We had winter shows and gymkhanas. I loved Black Beauty and The Black Stallion.” But there were city influences, too. “I got the Madonna showbag at the Cooma Show in 1985,” she says. “Black bangles, some kind of net thing you put over your head, a fluoro money pouch. I loved Madonna. I had posters of horses and Madonna. And Michael Jackson’s Thriller was the first cassette I owned. My sister was a little bit trendier, a bit more with it.” The Armytages had an interesting Melbourne connection. The family owned Como House in South Yarra and sold it to the National Trust in 1969. “We’ve had family reunions; my aunt got married there,” Arymtage says. “If we were in Melbourne, we’d go in and say hello and potter around, and we kids would pretend that we still lived there.” Her grandfather carved his initials in a window – they can still be seen today. “Grandpa went to boarding school at Geelong Grammar and would go at the weekend to Como and stay with his aunts,” Armytage says. “He stole one of their diamond rings one day and carved his initials in the attic.” At the age of 13, Samantha Armytage was sent to boarding school in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. She’d been to Sydney only twice before and was terrified. It was not a happy start. “I cried for a term,” she says. “When mum and dad first sent me I felt, ‘Why are you doing this?’. Then after a term I made friends. Girls are tricky at that age, at all ages, but that age particularly. Then you’ve got to find your little spot, and it was one of

“The chemistry has always been there but we’re really hitting our stride now where he is like a big brother … he can be like an annoying big brother but I love him.” a bit funnier. It’s a quality that has served her well as a morning television host where a lot can go wrong and a lot can be unintentionally funny. And useful when you’re working with a classic Aussie “bloke” such as Andrew O’Keefe, with whom she has been together on screen for five years. “The chemistry has always been there but we’re really hitting our stride now where he is like a big brother,” she says. “He can be like an annoying big brother but I love him. We get on so well on and off screen.” Armytage grew up the eldest of three on a property outside Adaminaby, 52 kilometres out of Cooma in the Snowy Mountains; Banjo Paterson country. “I was a very shy girl and a very polite girl,” she says. “Ask my mother and there would be no way she would have seen me doing what I do now, which is not the most shy and polite industry. “We were real country kids. We skied all winter; we rode horses all summer. I went to a school of 24 kids, six kids in my year. I was the school captain.” Television didn’t play a big part in the family’s life. “Our TV was fuzzy reception,” she says. “I remember trying to watch The Goodies. If the wind blew the wrong way and moved the aerial, we had no TV. “And we weren’t allowed to sit inside and watch TV. If you said to my father, ‘I’m bored’, he’d say, ‘There are 16,000 acres (6474 hectares) out there; I’ll see you at night-time’. We’d just get on a horse and go.” The Armytages ran sheep and cattle, with the kids sometimes helping to muster on a motorbike. “I had posters of horses all over the walls of my bedroom,”

the best things mum and dad ever did.” Armytage knew it was a privileged environment. “I’d sit on the lunch lawn and we’d have our Vegemite sandwiches and we’d look up the harbour to the bridge. As a 13-year-old you don’t fully appreciate it but every now and again you’d look up and think, ‘Wow, I’m not in Adaminaby any more, Toto’.” She soon enjoyed school. “They were all country kids, too. We were all in the same boat. By high school I became a bit of a class clown, bit of a smart alec. But the shyness is still there underneath. I’m not that great with people I don’t know. I had to become more independent and toughen up a lot.” After school she had a gap year in England, cooling her heels after a not-spectacular final year of school. Then she thought maybe she’d like to be a journalist. “I could always write and I like telling stories. And I could be funny. But I didn’t know what to do with it.” She got a job at Sky News reporting out of Canberra, which was great experience. “It was exhausting. At Sky, I covered the bushfires, then the Iraq war, then the election. I did not stop. In the grand scheme of things, it was a really lucky start.” In 2003, she was headhunted by Seven. After news reporting and more presenting, Armytage received a call from the executive producer of Weekend Sunrise. “It was a Sunday morning and I was a young reporter so I was probably hungover. He said, ‘Can you get into the studio in half an hour? We just want to screen-test you next to Andrew (O’Keefe).’ “There was something on the autocue and we read

that, then we just starting chatting and laughing and being stupid, which continues to this day. In my earpiece from the control room he said, ‘I love it, you’ve got it’. I thought, ‘I’ve got what? What am I being offered’?” Her star rose quickly. Last year she was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. “I’ve always been quite active and quite sporty and quite co-ordinated, so I thought when I agreed to do it that I’d be better at it. And I wasn’t. Oh my God, I was bad at it. The crew used to say to me, ‘Just enjoy it’. So I did go in genuinely thinking I would just enjoy it. “But it is actually quite a serious competition. The more it went on and the more I realised I couldn’t do it, the more I was determined to enjoy it, laugh through it and take it lightly, which I think irritated the judges.” Still, she made it to the semi-finals. “My mother said, ‘When they announce you’re going through to the next round can you please stop rolling your eyes?’ But everybody else there wants to keep going. I didn’t need to win it. Just being part of it was enough for me.” Armytage, 36, has been the subject of newspaper articles discussing her weight. One recent article was headlined “I lost 5kgs and a boyfriend”. “For some reason people seem to be interested in my weight and my love life,” she says. “I think it’s because they see me as a normal girl; because I’m not that stick-skinny kind of girl that we’ve come to expect on TV. And I think that resonates with a lot of people who watch at home. “They think, ‘That’s a normal-looking girl’. Which is terrible if there are so many skinny girls that someone who’s a size 12 and quite normal has to stand out for being normal … But I think there are a lot of girls out there like me, and on-air these days, there are a lot of girls who are more normal-looking.” The discussion of her weight in the media was confronting for her. “It shocked me during Dancing because I had never thought of myself as being … it had just never been discussed … it was the first time my weight had ever been called into question in the newspapers. At first I was horrified, ‘Why are they all talking about my weight? Who cares?’ You get used to these things. “You put on weight, you lose weight, it’s just the way life goes. I feel for the girls who have babies and have to be subjected to that kind of discussion in the papers because it can be very hurtful and it’s very personal.” And TV is an unforgiving medium with nowhere to hide. Did she ever think, ‘‘Oh dear, did I just say that?’’ “Often,” she says. “It’s morning television. Most of it is not scripted. Especially with what Andrew and I do on weekends. You have to roll with it.” She gets into make-up at 5am. “I’m OK in the mornings these days. I’ve had to become a morning person. There was a time in the early days when it was tougher to get to bed earlier. But I still do what normal people do. I go to weddings and I go out and go to dinner. I just make sure I’m in bed at a reasonable time. Which is good. We should all be doing that.” She laughs … that self-deprecating, I’m-not-taking-myself-tooseriously laugh. As I leave, and ponder her story, it strikes me that this infectious laugh of hers is her secret weapon and that, when we’re talking laughs, she’s having the last one. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview,com.au we welcome your feedback @

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bout a year ago we moved into a new house. It’s lovely, everything is in the right place and I finally have an en suite. But in the new house, we can hear what our neighbours are up to. Which means they can hear us, too. In our old house, we lived next to an elderly couple. With the exception of some strange middle-of-the-night coughing and the odd conversation about whether or not the weekly catalogues from Coles had arrived yet, we rarely heard from them at all. But then they packed up and went off to a nursing home and a young family moved in. That’s when I realised our houses weren’t all that soundproof after all. Our old neighbours were quiet people who may well have done nothing but read supermarket catalogues, but our new neighbours were like us – a rambunctious, out-of-control bunch. At night, I could hear their kids running up and down on the floorboards and I’d think the noise was being made by mine, even though I knew they were asleep in bed. It took me ages to work out whether my mind was playing tricks on me or we were being haunted by the ghosts of kids who never slept. Every time I ran into the mum next door (who is now my friend), she’d say: “Oh my god, I am always sick with worry thinking you can hear me screaming at the kids. We are so feral.” And I would say: “Same, same, same.” But it’s not like that in our new house with its new neighbours. Right now, I can hear the mum playing gleefully with her child in their backyard and – I don’t want to cast aspersions or anything – she does only have one so far, which I’m hoping is why I haven’t heard a lot of screaming. The parenting gloss hasn’t worn off yet.

But, oh, what that hopeful, happy young parent hears from me! “Would you stop swinging that poor dog on the hammock,” and, “Don’t leave your toys outside, who do you think will bring them in later?” And a perennial favourite – “Dinner’s ready”, followed five minutes later with, “Dinner’s ready, and if I have to say it one more time I’m feeding it to the dogs”. Then there’ll be some other empty threat about dinner and the bin or some poor starving kids in Africa a few minutes after that. She must be choking on her organic tofu. All the time now, especially when I’m in the backyard, I’m having strange, out-of-body moments when, halfway through some rant, I think my neighbour may be listening. That’s when I hear my own voice, mid-scream, and realise I sound like a tired old witch. Maybe that’s why no one’s coming for dinner. Years ago, we lived in Dublin, in a flat in an old nunnery. It sounds kind of romantic but it was damp and cold and there was a payphone in the hall, which says it all really. The landlord was a thieving old snake who put a thin wall in the middle of one large room to make it two – one of which became our bedroom, the other a bedroom of the flat next door. I know you’re probably thinking, “Oh dear, the things they must have heard, oh the hysterical shenanigans of the wild young couple next door.” But there was no young couple next door. Instead, there was a middle-aged man who slept all day and all night and all I could ever hear was the sound of him snoring. I was worried sick for him. It’s not always that good to hear your neighbours, their loud conversations or their quiet ones – and sometimes it’s not that good to hear their just-plain-quiet. But did I mention our new next door neighbours have an outdoor spa? Oh, the things we hear! \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcoMe your feedback

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barista \ leanne tolra reviews GarDiner anD FielD last week. The business partners had been eyeing off the milk bar on the corner of Union and Orchard streets in Armadale and its 18 month-long renovation process involved loads of help from family and friends. Gardiner and Feldy, who met and kindled their ambition for joint café ownership while working at nearby Woodstock Espresso Bar in High Street, say Kate and Jazz were the inspiration behind the café’s chic interior. The three-month-old venture is tucked into the quiet backstreets of Armadale, opposite evergreen turf tennis courts and shaded by sturdy old-suburb trees. Its menu is short but inventive, featuring spiced quinoa, pumpkin and chickpea fritters and rhubarb and strawberry tortillas (think chilled crépes) cheerily garnished with orange and mint. Coffee is roasted by The Maling Room in Canterbury. There’s a secret house blend of four premium beans, a rotating single-origin and a weekend espresso blend named Black Mamba that’s 50/50 Yirgacheffe and Honduras beans. Gardiner and Feldy are sporting Movember moustaches this month as part of their business policy to support

12 charities each year. So far they’ve raised $900 for ovarian cancer research with a 100km walk, $800 for the Heart Foundation and $1200 for Beyond Blue.

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Gardiner and Field 43 Union Street, Armadale Phone \ 9078 1125 Barista \ Nick Gardiner and Jesse Feldy Coffee \ The Maling Room Barista’s choice \ Long macchiato, long black Open \ Monday to Friday 7am-4pm; weekends 8am-4pm

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head barista duties. Feldy began making coffee at Woodstock Espresso Bar 10 years ago, while he was still at school. He spent five years there and another two at 30 Mill Café in Malvern. He’s had no formal training but has learnt “from people who have a wealth of knowledge”. Gardiner, who spent 3½ years at Woodstock, first made coffee in an Ashburton café aged 14. He polished his skills in London, but says he realised how little he knew when he returned home and found a job at The Maling Room. Their new café has a gleaming Synesso Cyncra espresso machine and a 1980s Rancilio manual lever machine, each used for the coffee that suits it best. A house-blend espresso, served in a glossy mint-green cup, will be a viscous drop rich with caramel and toffee overtones and a mild cherry-like acidity. A three-quarter café latte will be refined, with a mid-palate burst of honey and a milk-chocolate finish. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Co-owners niCk Gardiner and Jesse Feldy

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Single yellow rosebuds sit in tiny vases in the centre of each table and dark denim aprons hang from pegs at this former milk bar. White walls are offset by matte-charcoal trimmings and modern artworks. There’s a big communal table in front of the fireplace in a sunken rear room, and neat rows of smaller tables line up against broad windows. Four giant-sized light globes hang over the front counter, showing off the barista’s station and the array of tempting treats. Outside, sturdy timber tables let dog walkers and pram pushers rest and soak up the sun. \

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A fine dish: Blue-eye cod with clams, tomatoes and potato chunks. (DarrIaN TrayNor)

a stringed box (chitarra = guitar) over which the pasta is rolled gently to extrude square spaghetti ribbons. It’s cooked in very salty water and served with porky garlic sausage chunks, chilli and wild greens – also amazingly salty but not in an awful way. Me piace molto. We want the rabbit braised in white wine and peas, but they don’t have it, so we settle for the blue-eye with clams, tomatoes and salsa verde. There’s plenty of charred and juicy white fish seasoned with sweet herbed tomatoes, and pipis for texture and taste. There are also potato chunks that feel unnecessary, but it’s still a fine fish dish. Desserts cover some of the greatest hits of Italian dolci, from tiramisu to the individual lemon tarts that are all the rage this Sunday lunch. We snack on more rustic sfinci instead, four fried pastry bombs crusted in cinnamon sugar and a hint of orange zest, with a so-so chocolatey goop in which to dip them. The sorbet and gelati selection wins rave reviews, from the mango (super) to the nougat (wonderful). Sorbets, spaghetti and calamari aside, I’m not blown away by the cooking. But friends who are also dining this sunny afternoon tell me later they thought Baby was fantastic – “though maybe a bit loud”. They live just nearby, so their opinion is the one that matters. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews

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The art of cuptage

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the grapes that go into Cava are fermented separately and then combined as a blend, a process called cuptage in Catalan. When the blend is complete, the wines are bottled and undergo a second fermentation, which creates the fizz. each of the grapes used in the blend adds different characters. here’s what the region’s three main grapes add to the wines:

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here’s a saying in the Spanish town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia that its children are baptised twice – first at the church and then with a nip of the local sparkling wine, Cava, at the celebration that follows. Cava is more than a drink in Catalonia – it’s a way of life. It’s everywhere – from a glass of it with a pastry in the Boqueria market before starting the day to the local back-street Cava bars where time stands still and the heaving Can Paixano Cava bar in the beachside Barcelona suburb La Barceloneta. In Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, a 40-minute train ride east of Barcelona and home to 80 Cava producers, it’s estimated that 70 per cent of the town’s population is involved in the Cava industry. Cava is not just a name, it’s a classified wine region, which sits in a triangle between the towns of Tarragona, Montserrat and Penedes. Law decrees that Cava must be made in the same way as Champagne – with a second fermentation and ageing in the bottle – and that the vines cannot be irrigated. The vines are grown over limestone soil, which retains moisture and helps the vines survive often-baking conditions. I visited the cellars of the Cava behemoth Freixenet, which makes 90 million bottles a year, with grapes sourced from 1000 growers. The Freixenet Cordon Negro has been a staple in our house for years, and it was great to see winemaking on such a large scale. While wine has been made in the region for centuries, Cava is a relatively new name. Up until the 1980s, Cava was labelled as Champagne, with a note on the label that read “wine from Cave”. When the name Champagne was taken back by the French, the wines were formally named Cava. It’s said in the region that this identity change gave the wine a rebirth and pushed quality forward to what it is now. There are three main grape varieties that make cava –

macabeu, parellada and xarel.lo – and another six that can be used, which are pinot noir, chardonnay, monastrell, trepat, malvasia and garnacha. Keep an eye out for the delightful rosés made of monastrell and garnacha. The wine is aged in bottles for a minimum nine months for entry-level wines, 15 months for a reserva and 30 months for a grand reserva, with the wines gaining complexity the longer they spend in the bottle. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

Macabeu the first grape harvested each year. It’s picked early for its acid and brings structure to the blend. It also brings aromatics that shine through with age and produce secondary characteristics. Xarel.lo Grown near the coast, it’s a grape that brings alcohol and body to the blend. Parellada Grown 250 metres above sea level, parellada brings fruity aromas, partictlarly green apple and melon, along with freshness and elegance to the blend.

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Freixenet Cordon Negro NV

(Cava) $45; 11.5% ★★★★ ½ fiNEssE

From old vines in the Penedes, this is a 39/23/38 blend of macabeu, xarel.lo and parellada. It’s brimming with complexity – green apple, pear, salada biscuit, honey and lemon-zest aromas. these characters are mirrored with intensity and finesse on the palate. a vigorous, smooth mousse is matched with grippy acid and, while it is refreshing and dry, there’s a touch of sweet honey flavour that carries through on the long finish.

(Cava) $14; 12% ★★★★ fREsH

regularly found priced at about $12 a bottle, with grapes hand-picked and, true to Cava rules, fermented in the bottle using the French methode champenoise technique. apple, pear, Juicy Fruit chewing gum tropicals and biscuity yeast aromas fill the glass, while in the mouth there’s rich lemon, butter biscuit (think scotch Fingers), grilled nuts and white stone-fruit flavours. It’s quite bubbly, with refreshing acid and a clean finish. It’s widely available and a good entry into the world of Cava.

Food match \ Bacalau croquettes Food match \ Chiperones and haricot beans

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a 80/20 blend of grenache and mataro, this is a fruit-driven delight. It’s not overly complex, but that’s not its style – this is a wine to be enjoyed, and with some gusto. strawberries, cherries and raspberries dominate the aromas and carry on to the palate, where there’s good depth of flavour. It’s fabulously creamy, with a fine mousse, and it floats along the tongue, with crisp acid and a nice grip providing structure. length is good, too, but it’s easy to miss as the next sip tends to follow quickly.

(Cava) $39; 12% ★★★★ ½ DEliCATE

a rather elegant wine, this nearly got lost in the line-up of Cavas I tried for this column. It’s delicate and layered and, with 60 per cent of this made up of macabeu, the emphasis is on structure. First, it smells of fresh-cut pear, roast nuts, orange and sea spray. this fine combo leads to a creamy texture, zippy acid – it’s a really well-structured wine – and complex flavours of fresh apple and pear, pithy citrus and a little earth. It finishes with intense citrus and stone-fruit notes – great characters for an aperatif.

Food match \ morcilla on toast Food match \ Cold, cooked prawns

Pick of the week The Story Tempest Shiraz 2011 (Grampians) $24; 13.5%

★★★★ ½ last year was tough for makers of red wine, with cool temperatures and above-average rainfall. the Grampians copped floods and a locust plague, yet still produced some high-quality wines. here’s another. Plums, blueberry, white pepper and spice aromas have bright perfume, complemented on the medium-bodied palate with pretty, stalky notes and a touch of vanilla oak. It’s smooth, silky even, with a nice structure of bright acid and fine, grippy tannins. Food match \ Confit duck legs

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2★ OK ★ Not worth it

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t Nant Whisky Distillery, 60 minutes’ drive north of Hobart in Tasmania, there is a mythical brown trout that runs to 2.5-3 kilograms and lives in a spring-fed lake beside the old flour mill. Owner of Nant Estate and whisky distiller Keith Batt is engaged in a battle of wits with the monster trout, which, he swears, is toying with him in their daily “man and fish” version of a “cat and mouse game”. “I was actually after this smaller redfin that I’d spotted and I was down to my last three or four casts for the night and I felt this almighty jolt. It kept coming and coming. I got it within a foot of the bank and it was actually a brown trout and was huge, but I’d run out of reel and he got away! At that stage he was four or five pounds, but last time I saw him, he was seven or eight.” Unlike the resident brown trout, Nant Distillery is a very small fish in a global pond. However, its location in the rolling hills of rural Bothwell sets an instantly iconic scene for the Tasmanian whisky brand, which produces relatively few barrels on the world stage. Like Keith’s copper-spotted nemesis, Nant’s whisky is just as keenly pursued, with more orders than can be fulfilled and customers that include the Australian Embassy in Paris, which proudly serves Tasmanian whisky to guests. “Put it this way: Johnny Walker makes 130 million bottles a year; we’d make only 20,000 a year,” Keith says. “But we want Nant to be so much more than just whisky distilling. We want it to be the whole escape, that special place where you can go for rambles, clay-target shooting or fly-fishing and enjoy slow country living on our 1821 estate.” The old mill, so majestic today with its spilling weir, golden sandstone walls and modern deck extension, had been left derelict for more than 125 years until in

2004 it was bought by Keith and his wife, Margaret, for a “fly fishing and working farm base”. But he needed a commercial purpose to justify the multimillion-dollar prospect of restoring the mill. “We bought the property in late 2004 and opened the distillery in 2008,” he says. “I was aware the Tasmanian whisky industry was in its early stages and it struck me that Nant was very similar terroir to the highlands of Scotland itself. We’re actually the only highlands whisky distillery in Australia. We had a lot of ingredients perfectly suited to whisky making. That’s been borne out four or five years later with the Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2012 describing it as ‘liquid gold’ and awarding it a 95.5 per cent rating, which placed it in the top 10 single-malt whiskies in the world for 2012.” Incorporating boutique accommodation – with additional pavilion-style self-contained cabins to be completed next year – dining and a whisky distillery offered the opportunity to join an “exciting local industry on the move” and also to reconstruct the original gristing mechanism, which grists up to a tonne and a half of malted barley for every whisky run. “People think the water wheel’s cosmetic, but it’s the only water-powered flour mill still commercially operating in Australia,” says Keith. “The malted barley needs to be cracked open to get to the starch and sugars inside. Half a tonne of malted barley gets lugged upstairs, then it feeds down to a small gap between the French burr millstones. As the stone wheels spin, they sheer the side off the grain, then it falls into a flour bag downstairs. It’s really quite simple.” The rest of the whisky distilling process is, however, far from simple. Asked where the magic happens, Keith, smiles and takes a minute. “Well,” he begins warily,

Liquid gold: Nant’s ... distill waters run very deep. (Loic Le GuiLLy)

like a wizard asked to divulge a patent magic spell, “the distilling process is really like a three-legged stool: each part’s as important and magical as the next.” He smiles warmly. Nant’s whisky wizard has given nothing away. The story of Tasmanian whisky is a short one, as production was banned by an edict dating to the mid-1800s, which remained unchallenged until Hobart distiller Bill Lark had it overturned in 1990. However, even in a couple of decades it has developed character, mystery and charm. “The brewer’s barley we use in Tasmania gives wonderful and unique flavour profiles to the whisky such as hazelnut, liquorice and coffee,” Keith says. “Another major difference is our water. In Scotland, 99.9 per cent of distilleries use soft water. We have hard water from a million-year-old glacial lake. It’s quite a sweet, pure water.” So as the Tassie whisky industry and the brown trout in the millpond grow with each passing day, so does Keith’s desire to one day land his prey. “The problem is when I do, I’ll have to put him straight back. I’ve told that many people about him, he’s about as famous as the distillery!” \ amcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au » Accommodation at Nant Distillery starts at $235 per couple a night and Nant Single Malt Whiskies cost $165 a bottle. Jim Murray 95.5 Cast Strength is $295. » www.nantdistillery.com.au november 28, 2012 \ The weekly review 17


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ish quenelles. Boned trout with scallop mousse in creamy vermouth sauce with truffles. Warm camembert tart layered with slivered nuts and dried fruits. As we scratch our heads and try to recall the time and place of this lush eating style, our food memories are stirred. Famous names resurface: Hermann and Faye Schneider. Rogalksy’s Hot Pot Shop in South Melbourne. Fanny’s. Clichy. Gilbert Lau. And Iain Hewitson’s Fleurie in Toorak, where the menus were written by hand each day and pipes and cigars were only allowed after 10pm. Older foodies recall Melbourne’s restaurant scene of the 1980s with enormous affection. This was an era of new produce, lavish dishes, fine dining in elegant settings, tax-deducible long lunches and excessive spending on accompaniments such as wine, cheese platters and waiters’ tips. The four-course meal was alive and well, while a night at Two Faces in South Yarra was an event that required you to dress up and behave like your parents. It was also a time of innovation. Australia’s rather dull fare of the 1960s and 1970s was either reworked by young chefs in search of a new cuisine style or replaced by newly discovered foods such as King Island crayfish, New Zealand lamb or wild mushrooms. People such as Stephanie Alexander, Mietta O’Donnell, the Schneiders, the Staley family at Fanny’s, Dennis Gowing and Richard Frank became mentors to their restaurant staff. And a next wave of talented chefs – Jacques Reymond, Anthony Lui, Michael Flouch, Andrew Blake, Greg Malouf, Tansy Good, Luke Mangan, Gary Sweetman, Annie Smithers, Guy Grossi and Teage Ezard, to name a few – emerged from the kitchens. “It was a decade of enormous change and great imagination,” recalls food writer Rita Erlich. “From the late 1970s to the mid-’80s Melbourne experienced a huge shift in the number of restaurants, and in our style of eating. “In just a decade we moved from the French-inspired, fine-dining experience to much more of an authentic Australian style where Asian-influenced dishes featured more often on restaurant menus.” The menus, Erlich maintains, are vital components in the history of this glorious culinary period. As a restaurant reviewer and then co-editor of The Age Good Food Guide, she kept nearly every menu of each restaurant she was assigned to write about. Her vast collection is the catalyst for a new book, Melbourne by Menu: The Story of Melbourne’s Restaurant Revolution, in which Erlich tells the story of the industry and culinary boom that occurred in Melbourne in the 1980s by focusing on her menus. Each chapter is a restaurant she visited during that time, and includes interviews conducted at the time with owners, chefs and even patrons. The final part of each chapter is a “whatever happened to?’’ update. Some of the great characters – Mietta O’Donnell, Walter Bourke, Gloria and Blyth Staley, Faye Schneider – have died. Others lost their businesses during the early 1990s recession and found it difficult to regroup. Some have continued their food journey, either within the restaurant framework or have changed tack, such as Stephanie Alexander, who is now immersed in a kitchen garden scheme for schoolchildren. Central to each chapter is the menu. Erlich and her publisher, former restaurateur and journalist Geoff Slattery, decided if she didn’t have at least one menu from a 1980s visit, the restaurant wouldn’t be included. “For me, the menu has always been such a good way to remember,” she explains. “The menu can take you right back to the place and the people, and the food you ate.” Erlich’s old menus from this era reflect a bygone time in the restaurant kitchen. “Lots of butter and

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“For me, all good restaurants have a thumbprint, something that says ‘this is mine, this is us. This is how we do things here’.” Former National Gallery of Victoria senior curator Tracey Judd Iva has brought together more than 250 items, including old Vegemite jars, handwritten recipes that are more than 100 years old, and menus from many long-gone restaurants. The exhibition, which has already had more than 10,000 visitors since it opened last month, and the book project were prompted by Erlich’s decision last year to give her menu collection to the State Library. Judd Iva describes it as “an incredible gift in terms of building the collection of menus at the State Library”. She says: “The menus are such an important part of our historical culinary archive. They are like little time capsules; they tell us about social history, food fashions. You can see what people paid for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, the types of wines we chose, and the flowery way we described dishes.”

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lots of cream,” she says, laughing. And descriptions of dishes – and prices – you would seldom find today: fresh fish fillet with a scallop mousse, wrapped, baked in phyllo, accompanied by an avocado and chive sauce (Gowings, $16); chicken stuffed with red-pepper mousse on a Champagne sauce and garnished with ribbons of various peppers (Fanny’s, $16.50); chocolate basket filled with strawberries marinated in liqueurs and raspberry purée (Two Faces, $7.50). Erlich’s menus – for many years stored in boxes, in cupboards, under beds – also form an important part of an exciting new exhibition at the State Library of Victoria. Gusto! A Culinary History of Victoria traces the state’s food evolution, with ephemera and stories that go back to the earliest cookbook, published in 1864, to filmed interviews with chefs such as Guy Grossi and Jacques Reymond.

MELBOURNE BY MENU by Rita Erlich » $34.95 (Slattery Media)

he 1980s was one of the most significant decades in Australian culinary history, and Melbourne was at the heart of the action. The BYO boom of the late 1970s meant it was relatively affordable to open a restaurant and chase one’s food dream, either as an owner, or a chef – or both. Former ballet dancers Walter Bourke and his wife, Maria, decided they’d like to exchange their pointe shoes for the restaurant world, and over several years Walter was able to perfect his craft in the kitchen of their Rathdowne Street, Carlton, premises while Maria ran the front-of-house. Stephanie Alexander, a former librarian, took a leap of faith and established her own restaurant, first in Fitzroy, then later in a much grander residence, the former Cato family mansion in Hawthorn. Jean-Jacques Lale-Demoz arrived from France in 1972 and in 1979 opened his own little place in North Melbourne before moving to St Kilda Beach in 1986. Maurice Kaminsky and Noel de la Hunty turned their little Prahran café into the respected Onions restaurant. In the 1980s, these dreams were possible and many took the gamble. Geoff Slattery was a sports writer with The Age when, in 1983, he decided to quit his job and open a sandwich bar in King Street in the city. By 1984 Slattery’s had morphed into a cosy restaurant, which went on to become one of the city’s finest. He recalls the 1980s as “a springboard of opportunity – anybody could be a great restaurateur as long as they were prepared to work hard, go into debt, hope, make mistakes (once), and apply so much of what was a given in Europe, but was rare in Australia”. Menus of the period, he argues, are vital to our understanding of our culinary heritage. “I’m a great stickler for the philosophy that we will never know where we can go unless we know where we’ve been,” Slattery says. Slattery’s enthusiasm for a book on the 1980s restaurant scene encouraged Erlich to reflect upon her own food journey. She had her menus, and she had more than 30 years’ reviewing experience. But she is also a

fabulous cook, and her own culinary practice gives her a deeper understanding of the fuel that fires a successful chef’s ambitions. Born in Carlton and raised in Ivanhoe, Erlich was the daughter of Polish Jewish migrants who escaped Europe on the eve of World War II. “The thing I most remember are the smells of food coming from our kitchen,” she recalls. “Mum cooked very simply, but we ate very well and as a child I was encouraged to cook, too.” Erlich wrote her first restaurant review in 1976. She a young reporter working on the women’s pages at The Sun News-Pictorial “with the great Caroline Ross, the women’s editor, and she encouraged me to give them a go”. “I did six of them, and I think the budget was $10 for two people.’’ Melbourne’s restaurant scene was starting to shift from mainly hotel and dinner-dance venue-style dining to French and Italian-influenced restaurants, usually based in the CBD. Towards the end of the 1970s the BYO hole-in-the-wall phenomenon started, and within a few years nearly every neighbourhood within 20 kilometres of the CBD had an affordable, sometimes brilliant, little eating nook. The march toward the 1980s food explosion had started. By this time, Erlich had moved to The Age, where senior writers such as Peter Smark and Claude Forell had started writing restaurant reviews. The Age launched its new Tuesday Epicure section and readers were introduced to chef profiles, wine columnists, restaurant write-ups, food producers and industry gossip. The Age and its Good Food Guide, now in its 33rd year, had an immense impact on the Melbourne food scene. The guide’s current editor, Janne Apelgren, says Erlich, “as a co-editor of the guide with Claude Forell, was able to shine a light on the excellence of our industry, and celebrate and share it with a wider audience. “She has a beautiful turn of phrase, and is an accomplished cook herself, as well as having a discerning palate.” Apelgren, who in August launched The Good Food Guide’s 2013 edition, says this is a time to reflect on “how far our food has come. We were a small, sophisticated fine-dining city in the 1980s, with some beacons of excellence, and now we’re a much larger, still sophisticated, but much more diverse dining destination.” Since leaving The Age a few years ago, Erlich has thrived as a food writer, occasional reviewer and adviser to the industry. Menus still play a key role in her summary of a restaurant and she can tell with one glance the style of cuisine, the seniority and experience among the kitchen staff, and the owners’ level of food passion. “The thing I look for is a sense of identity,” she explains. “For me, all good restaurants have a thumbprint, something that says ‘this is mine, this is us. This is how we do things here’. The menu is an immediate entry point into the discovering of that identity. “When you are presented with a menu, it is an invitation to eat. It gives you a feeling of the place, and that’s something you can’t get online.” \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interview

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Issey Miyake Pleats Please EDT \ 50ml \ $105

Gucci Premiere EDP \ 75ml \ $168

Lancôme La vie est belle EDP \ 50ml \ $130

FEMININE

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Fragrance category \ Floral.

Fragrance category \ Woody floral.

Fragrance category \ Floral fruity.

Scent notes \ Iris pallida, jasmine sambac,

Scent notes \ Orange blossom, white flowers, musk, leather and wood.

Scent notes \ Nashi, peony, sweet

orange blossom and patchouli. Perfume nose \ Olivier Polge, Dominique Ropion

Perfume nose \ Nathalie Lawson.

Perfume nose \ Aurelien Guichard.

What I say … Sexiness is the Gucci trademark,

What I say … A fruity floral fragrance with a

and this fragrance wraps sexiness and sophistication in a sleek gold flacon.

surprising fresh hint of woodiness; will instantly win over many fans.

pea, patchouli, cedar, vanilla and white musk.

and Anne Flipo.

Eau de parfum (EDP) 15-20% of aromatic compounds Eau de toilette (EDT) 5-15% of aromatic compounds

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Eau de cologne (EDC) 3-8% of aromatic compounds

Tom Ford Jardin Noir Ombre De Hyacinth EDP \ 50ml \ $290 Fragrance category \

Floral oriental. Scent notes \ Hyacinth,

galbanum, violet leaf, magnolia, pink pepper, jasmine and benzoin. Perfume nose \ Calice Becker.

Robert Piguet Bois Noir EDP \ 100ml \ $230

ConCEnTrATing?

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Fragrance category \ Woody.

Fragrance category \

Scent notes \ Guaiac wood,

Scent notes \ Bergamot,

cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, balsam, citrus absolute.

verbena, caraway, pink pepper, violet, nutmeg, iris, rose, amber, patchouli, civet and vanilla.

Spicy aromatic.

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Aurelien Guichard.

Perfume nose \ Olivier Gillotin

What I say … If you are truly

What I say … This much-awaited

into woody scents, buy this now. This is a prime example of how a woody scent can be perfectly constructed without the usual brouhaha.

perfume will be on many wish lists; seductive, masculine and provocative – a definite crowd-pleaser.

Tom Ford Noir EDP \ 50ml \ $150

to smile – it is truly happiness in a bottle.

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay EDC \ 100ml \ $170

What I say … Every time I smell this scent I want

Fragrance category \ Fruity. Scent notes \ Grapefruit, blackcurrant

Thirdman Eau Profonde, Eau Monumentale, Eau Moderne EDC \ 50ml \ $89

bud, galbanum, lily of the valley, jasmine vetiver and cedarwood.

Fragrance category \ Aromatic.

Perfume nose \ Fabrice Pellegrin.

Scent notes \

What I say … Fresh and fruity with a hint

Profonde (ambergris) Monumentale (bergamot, mimosa) Moderne (orris root).

of spiciness and woodiness. It reminds me of rolling fields, earthiness and the art of fruit picking. It titillates and surprises but, most importantly, it is a very inviting scent.

Perfume nose \ Bruno Jovanovic and

Clement Gavarry (Eau Profonde).

What I say … Tom Ford wanted

to explore the darker side of florals, and he has done it with success and finesse. The scent is smokey with a back note of dense florals, just perfect. Provide an IOU for this must-have range as it is only available on December 26 – something to look forward to.

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What I say … One of the most

sensational new launches ever. The brainchild of Jean-Christophe le Greves and a mysterious silent partner. Thirdman is redefining how we wear fragrances, especially colognes. The scents are universal, modern, distinctive and carefully crafted to be either spritzed or splashed – you are the boss. I can’t wait to see what else they deliver down the road.


Scent notes \ Truffle, lily of the valley

and oak moss. Perfume nose \ Jacques Cavallier. What I say … L.I.L.Y is the acronym for Linda I Love You, Paul McCartney’s special name for Stella’s mum. The fragrance is clean, floral and sweet and the bottle is art-deco perfection. A fresh new take on a famed ingredient – lily of the valley – just brilliant.

Fragrance category \ Floral. Scent notes \ Neroli, raspberry, tangerine

jasmine, orange blossom, vanilla, marshmallow and sandalwood. Perfume nose \ Procter & Gamble team. What I say … The relaunch of this scent is

well timed and perfect for a new generation. The floral scent is alluring and sexy but never demanding – a winner.

Costume National So Nude EDP \ 50ml \ $135

Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y EDP \ 50ml \ $115 Dolce & Gabbana Pour femme EDP \ 100ml \ $161 Amouage Interlude Man EDP \ 50ml \ $355

Fragrance category \ Floral.

Fragrance category \

Spicy floral. Scent notes \ Cardamom, cumin, neroli, ylang ylang, Damascena rose, tuberose, cedarwood, sandalwood and patchouli. Perfume nose \ Dominique Ropion. What I say … Another success from this cult fashion house, this exotically mixed scent gives new meaning to spicy floral. It is strong, sexy and distinctive but never overpowering.

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recently had the pleasure of being in the company of Jörg Zimmermann, the in-house perfumer for Dr Hauschka, when he astutely said, “We have become a culture of ear and eye, of seeing and hearing, although, the sense of smell is a fascinating aspect of perception. We seem to ignore it often or it plays second fiddle.” Fragrance category \ Fragrance category \ Green. I thought to myself how true this observation is. Some scents Woody oriental. can transport a person to a happy place, memories of warmth, Scent notes \ Palm-tree leaves, laughter and fun flood in. Now wouldn’t you want to give that Scent notes \ Bergamot, green pepper, dew mist, jungle as a gift? A gesture that is more than just a vial of some liquid oregano, pimento, amber, leaves, ivy leaves, orris roots, but a key to unlock far-off exotic places, cherished memories, frankincense, myrrh, coriander, gunpowder accord, vetiver, desire, passion and untold possibilities. leather, agar wood, patchouli white musk. But picking a suitable scent is not as easy as liking the bottle and sandalwood. or marketing material. It takes gumption and understanding. Perfume nose \ Buying a fragrance is personal. Perfume nose \ Jean-Christophe Herault. You must put some thought into it, research the person’s Pierre Negrin. likes and dislikes and work within that framework. Find out What I say … One of the best if they like a certain fragrance note or release. Try to see what What I say … Bold, sexy, green fragrances I have smelt in a else is out there to complement that scent rather than taking mysterious and sophisticated while. Clean, fresh, interesting and the easy way out by buying more of what they already own. Comme des Garcon – everything you need in a totally exciting – a perfect melody for Oscar de la Renta, famed designer, believes that if you wear Amazingreen masculine fragrance. the senses. a different scent every day, he would not recognise EDP \ 50ml \ $132 you. He is not alone in this belief. In the past, people have been encouraged to have a signature scent, like a trademark. Keiko Mecheri Bespoke Byredo Seven Veils EDP \ 50ml \ $158 I am with the growing band of Collection Vetiver Velours scent advocates that do not subscribe To win a large EDP \ 75ml \ $295 Fragrance category \ Spicy oriental. to this. Wearing the same brand fragrance-filled hamper or formula is tiresome and too worth $1000, post a Scent notes \ Carrot seed, pimento, Fragrance category \ safe. If you like certain aspects comment at Woody aromatic. vanilla flower, Laurier rose, tiger orchid, of a favourite, try branching out www.theweeklyreview.com.au/beauty vanilla and sandalwood. and understanding what is it Scent notes \ Precious woods, you like about the scent and try on why and how some Perfume nose \ Olivia Giacobetti, spices, musk, oud and vetiver. complementary options. fragrances influence Jerome Epinette. I am also adamant that categorising and/or surprise you Perfume nose \ Yann Vasnier. fragrances as male and female overtures What I say … Although inspired by Salome’s are outdated. I rather look at scents as What I say … A cushioned woody provocative dance from the Bible, this alluring masculine and feminine on their scent aromatic scent, it is sweet but not girly. fragrance breathes new meaning to being properties but that can be worn by either sex. Robust but not blatantly masculine. provocative and alluring. The vanilla is caressed You will be very surprised how notes react to your This is a happy marriage of woods and with rose and sandalwood – just genius. body heat and pheromones. That is why certain scents just do spice that will be loved unanimously. not work on some, while others sing to the heavens. Buying any scent is intimidating as this year alone 1200 new scents hit the market to join the thousands that StockiStS » Amouage \ costume National \ keiko Mecheri \ Robert Piguet \ selected Myer, David Jones are already there. & www.libertineparfumerie.com.au But don’t be deterred. I am here to help this festive season so tom Ford \ selected David Jones you can do the extraordinary by buying someone a scent that is Jo Malone \ www.jomalone.com.au & selected David Jones special, sexy, exciting and, above all, unexpected. \ dhav nidu comme Des Garcon, thirdman, Byredo \ www.meccacosmetica.com.au dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au Gucci \ Lancôme \ Dolce & Gabbana Stella Mccartney \ Myer & David Jones

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New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani ($27.99) is certain to be a local bookclub favourite in 2013. It begins when a badly beaten man, who is left on a quay in Trieste during World War II, is rescued by a visiting German ship. The ship’s Finnish doctor decides he must teach the injured man with no memory and no language to again speak in the hope that his identity will return. Local writer Michelle de Kretser’s new novel Questions of Travel ($39.99) moves gently across the globe and between the lives of Laura, a middle-aged Sydney travel-guide publisher, and Ravi, a Sri Lankan-born computer scientist who has been forced to flee his country. These two people are drawn together through unexpected shared responses, with travel a central theme. Crime and thriller enthusiasts should try The Dinner by Dutch writer Herman Koch ($29.99). First published in Holland in 2009 and recently translated into English, the story opens as brothers Paul and Serge Lohman and their wives meet at a swish Amsterdam restaurant to discuss their two sons’ connection to a terrible crime. Over dinner, past secrets are revealed in a series of curious conversations and flashbacks. Also powerful and disturbing, New York writer Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl ($29.99) is rapidly flying up the bestseller charts – and deservedly so. Amy Dunne disappears from the marital home on her fifth wedding anniversary and her husband, Nick, becomes a suspect. A psycho-drama à la Alfred Hitchcock, Gone Girl reminds us there is no such thing as the perfect marriage. Retired detective inspector John Rebus is back in a new Ian Rankin novel – this time, as a cold-case files consultant. Standing In Another Man’s Grave ($32.99) is a rollicking good yarn about an investigation into a series of supposedly linked disappearances. But at the novel’s heart is the testy relationship between the wily Rebus and Malcolm Fox of Edinburgh’s internal affairs unit. Dame Stella Rimington’s MI5 operative Liz Carlyle also returns this summer in The Geneva Trap ($29.99), while fans of local author Kerry Greenwood’s Phryne Fisher will be celebrating another mystery involving the beautiful amateur sleuth and her sidekick Dot in Unnatural Habits ($22.99).

One of the most exciting debut novels this year is Norwegian by Night ($32.95) by US-born, Oslo-based international policy expert Derek B. Miller. Octogenarian Sheldon Horowitz, a Jewish watchmaker from New York who has moved to Norway to live with his only surviving relative, witnesses a terrible crime and flees Oslo. This is an inspiring and touching life-on-the-run thriller. If you’re looking for a novel that will make you chortle, we suggest Mrs Queen Takes the Train, by Willian Kuhn ($29.99), in which a sad and nostalgic monarch decides to visit Scotland without telling her palace minders. Although it’s been on the shelves for a few months, Skios by Michael Frayn ($29.99) is a great beach read in a Greek island setting. Cases of mistaken identity among the brilliant, the rich and the famous make this a must-read for anyone in need of a good escape novel. Also on our suggestion list: The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin ($19.99); The Voyage by Murray Bail ($29.99); Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe ($32.95); The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton ($35); San Miguel by T.C. Boyle ($29.99); Two Brothers by Ben Elton ($32.95); Habits of the House by Fay Weldon ($29.99); The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling ($39.95); The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson ($21.95) and The Marmalade Files by Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann ($29.95) \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ooksellers have a love-hate relationship with December. Christmas trading means longer hours, crowded shops, frazzled nerves, neglected families and a scary amount of stock to dust, display straighten, sell and gift wrap. But the upsides are plenty. As Christmas and summer get nearer, people think seriously about books – which ones to read on their beach holiday, to add to their Christmas wish-list, to give to someone special. Publishers respond to this invigorated marketplace with a raft of new titles, booksellers become excited, customers pick up the buzz and books experience a surge of consumer interest and support. During the next three weeks, our books page will feature recommendations in three categories – fiction, non-fiction and leisure pursuits, such as gardening, design, cooking and sport. We’ll also include some terrific new kids’ books for younger bookworms – and remember, if in doubt, just ask your local bookseller for advice. My favourite fiction title for 2012 is Hilary Mantel’s Bring up the Bodies ($32.99), the winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize. Mantel won the Booker in 2009 with Wolf Hall ($19.99), the first installment of her three-part fictional account of the life of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s right-hand man. Bring up the Bodies sees Cromwell’s brilliance in action as he devises then executes a strategy to eliminate Anne Boleyn and her family from the king’s court. We are delighted that Ian McEwan’s new spyand-relationships novel, Sweet Tooth ($32.95), is starting to gain traction after some lukewarm local and international reviews. We greatly enjoyed this sophisticated story, set in the 1970s, about beautiful Cambridge student Serena Frome, who is recruited by MI5 to work with writers on their literary-political messages.

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I’ve somehow managed to hitherto avoid Glee, but this week’s Grease special seemed a good occasion to take a trial session. I’m not sure I’ll be back next week, but can now understand why it has so many dedicated fans. This is a show that is all about the fan experience. Its cast exists to be a costume play of pop favourites – Madonna,West Side Story, Grease. Characters work through personal issues in the context of songs they’re rehearsing, as if something is only meaningful when experienced through the prism of pop culture. Maybe this is taking the show too seriously. Certainly, Glee delights in being ridiculous, with an approach to realism that makes The Bold and the Beautiful seem like Redfern Now. But there’s something uncomfortable about seeing pop culture recycle itself so self-consciously. The first time it’s creativity, the second time mediocrity. \

Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a socially awkward teen recovering from his best friend’s suicide. Like every other teenager, he’s convinced nobody understands him, so he’s astonished to find camaraderie with a bunch of precocious outcasts, including proto-hipster Sam (Emma Watson) and her gay step-brother Patrick (Ezra Miller). Set in 1991 – which isn’t immediately spelt out, leading the audience to wonder how these teenagers have even heard of a “mixtape” – Perks is fairly formulaic teen fare. It only really trips up when it strives to be different. We know Sam is edgy because she listens to the Smiths and loves The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And yet we’re supposed to believe neither she nor any of her gang has ever heard of David Bowie. Miller is a standout as Patrick, but only if you can forget his recent turn as the eponymous psycho in We Need to Talk About Kevin. Otherwise, it’s difficult to read that mad, camp gleam in his eye as being innocent of murderous intent. Former wooden wizardess Watson is better than might be expected, generating just enough human warmth for us to believe Charlie might fall under her spell. Skating around its darker elements, Perks is too cute to ever be confronting. Nonetheless, it’s an engaging, entertaining slice of softcore adolescence. \

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R&B artist Frank Ocean caused a stir a few months ago when he outed himself as bisexual before releasing his superb debut album, Channel Orange. Despite using vivid sexual imagery, American urban music tends to be extraordinarily conservative when it comes to issues of sexuality. The popular phrase “no homo” is testament to this – allowing male hip-hop artists to toy with extravagance while firmly rejecting any gay connotations. Thankfully, a new wave of artists is challenging the relentless macho posturing and misogyny that have long characterised rap and hip-hop. A few months ago, rapper Khalif Diouf (aka Le1f) released Dark York, a 21-track mixtape that feels genuinely progressive. The beats-heavy collection (free to download from Le1f’s website) fuses edgy electronica to Diouf’s rapid-fire, near-unintelligible rapping. Murky and slightly sinister, it’s as mystifying as it is exciting. Still, it’s Diouf’s confident expression of his sexuality – mocking “straight rappers” as inferior – that marks the release as something new. The video for standout track Wut, with its playful horn percussion and bouncy vocal line, saw Diouf dancing provocatively with a man wearing nothing but a Pokemon mask. Le1f also guests on this month’s release from transgender artist Mykki Blanco, the female persona of performer Michael David Quattlebaum jnr. As with Le1f’s work, Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss (also free to download) is rife with experimentation. There are elements of drum and bass, pop and psychedelica beneath flamboyant raps about hitch-hiking priestesses and Betty Rubble. It’s not as moody or, indeed, as impressive as Dark York, but it’s just as ambitious and even more determined to appear transgressive. \

opera SALOME \ Arts Centre, Opens Saturday December 1, $57-$250 Opera Australia’s take on Richard Strauss’ femme fatale arrives in Melbourne this week on the back of an acclaimed Sydney season. Gale Edwards, responsible for 2011’s La bohème, brings a sensationalised, gaudy and very gory sensibility to this grim tale of the morally bankrupt teenage siren. Soprano Cheryl Barker revives a role she first played for London’s English National Opera. \

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Watching \ How to Survive a Plague. (Bio, December 1, 6.30pm) Premiere of great US doco on the early days of the AIDS epidemic. Listening \ The Rolling Stones Grrr! This new compilation unearths a few forgotten treasures but, even allowing for two decent new tracks, isn’t a patch on Hot Rocks. attending \ Japanese Film Festival. (Opens November 29). Great selection of surprising, unseen titles.

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decided that I should just see more films.” If she hadn’t been a frequent movie watcher in her childhood, she has certainly made up for it. After volunteering avidly at the Melbourne Cinémathèque, she became the Australian producer at the prominent RESFest digital film festival when it began in 1996. After five years programming for the Australian Film Institute and seven for the Cinémathèque, she became head of film programs at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, responsible for the creative direction of ACMI cinemas. This included ARTV (“art and TV together at last”) in 2004, a joint project between ACMI and SBS, which slipped short televisual pieces – from Predictability painters, sculptors and other artists – into the SBS television programming. It provided some is the worst clue of the filmmaking that inspired Stewart: cinematic innovative and unexpected. crime She took the reins of the Sydney Film Festival in 2006, which required her to watch 800 films each year (along with the less-decadent parts of the job, such as spending months negotiating films and guests). Meanwhile, she somehow found time to lecture in cinema studies at RMIT, edit a journal of film critique and work as a broadcaster and critic for ABC Radio. “I found that I had particular skills in connecting audiences with films,” she says, laughing again. “It’s a very particular skill.” After her final Sydney Film Festival last year, Stewart considered becoming a producer and distributor. Instead, she quickly took up a position as head of exhibition with the British Film Institute, which included directing the London Film Festival. For this festival, she works with a team of programmers, but still estimates that she personally viewed about 80 per cent of the 225 features before the program was unveiled on September 5. The Australian selection was five features and five shorts, including The Sapphires, Lore (in official competition) and Save Your Legs!, previously seen only at the Melbourne Film Festival. When asked to name her own all-time favourite movies, she confesses that it isn’t that simple. “There’s a top 100 that rotates,” she says, “depending on what day you ask.” Surveyed for Sight & Sound magazine’s recent critics’ poll, which ranked Vertigo and Citizen Kane as the greatest films ever, she voted for neither. Her top 10 spanned 1928 (The Cameraman) to 2011 (A Separation) and included Sullivan’s Travels, Throne of Blood and one Australian film, Wake in Fright. “This list will be different tomorrow,” she says. Whatever her list, the films have a common strand – they take the viewer in unexpected directions. It is what she looks for in cinema, telling of how she twice walked out of the horror movie Pet Sematary, persevering through numerous clichés until she could take no more. “Predictability is the worst cinematic crime,” she says. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au (supplied)

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t was the event that reunited the oft-proclaimed “world’s greatest rock’n’roll band”. Crossfire Hurricane, Brett Morgen’s new documentary celebrating 50 years of the Rolling Stones, was unveiled on October 18 at the BFI London Film Festival. The stars walking the red carpet included the Stones, which was cause for excitement. Unlike nearly everyone in the history of British rock, they didn’t appear at the London Olympics closing ceremony, amid whispers that they were no longer talking. But there they were at the festival, laughing and posing together at the Odeon Leicester Square (not far from the Bricklayers Arms, the Soho pub where the band first auditioned in 1962). In case this reunion wasn’t rousing enough, the Stones then announced a new concert tour. Tickets, at $US650, sold out within minutes. If there was any doubt that the London Film Festival was a happening event, a place for headlines, the Stones – along with other superstar guests – cheerfully put that to rest. Clare Stewart, the festival’s new Melbourne-born director, started her tenure on a high. For six years, she was executive director at the Sydney Film Festival, introducing the Sydney Film Prize and invigorating the program with new strands such as Sounds on Screen and Fire Me Up. Under her aegis, the struggling festival was saved from closure with a New South Wales government pledge. While she considered her Sydney role an “extreme privilege”, she is also excited, naturally, by the city itself. “London has the movie-going heartland of Leicester Square and the new film buffs’ area of Southbank,” she says. “As it’s held in October, I think the festival has extra significance, as it dovetails into awards season. It’s a showcase of possible Oscar or Bafta movies.” Stewart took over the festival at a positive and exciting time for London, still basking in the light of a successful Olympic Games, a royal wedding and a platinum jubilee that reminded the locals how much they still loved the Queen. Sure, the economy is struggling, but they’re not alone there. They still don’t score in the Eurovision song contest but, if anything, that’s further reason to be proud. Like those jubilee celebrations and the Olympics ceremonies, the London Film Festival was a celebration of British culture and artistry. It opened with Frankenweenie – a Hollywood movie, but one based on a classic story of English literature and pop culture (Frankenstein) from London-based director Tim Burton. It closed with Great Expectations – a very British tale by perhaps England’s greatest novelist, with a cast including Burton’s wife Helena Bonham Carter. (“We like to say there’s a romantic link between the opening and closing nights,” says Stewart, laughing.) In between, there were new films by some of Britain’s most acclaimed directors – Michael Winterbottom, Sally Potter, Deepa Mehta – and films based on the works of everyone from Salman Rushdie to Monty Python’s Graham Chapman. Stewart might seem like an unusual choice to oversee this ode to British greatness. Much to the amusement of her English colleagues, she was born in Dame Edna’s stomping ground of Moonee Ponds. You might assume that her childhood was spent obsessively visiting picture theatres, but she actually grew up in the town of Korumburra (population: 4500, cinemas: 0), where her father established a rule of only one hour of television per day (“ABC or nothing”). On a family visit to Frankston she fell in love with movies upon seeing Hanna-Barbera’s Charlotte’s Web at a cinema. A perusal of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at a drive-in theatre, with the moon in the background, left her hooked on the medium. A film career, it seemed, was on the cards. “I studied both production and theory at RMIT and couldn’t reconcile the two,” she says, “so I

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music \ CHRISTINA LEW meets the man behind Kimbra’s video clips.

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hile the Kimbra juggernaut has been hurtling around the music world for the past year, not many people know about Eltham writer-director Guy Franklin who has just wrapped up editing Kimbra’s fifth video clip for Come Into my Head – a song off the extended US edition of her Vows album. Since finishing his degree in 2009 at Swinburne University’s school of film and television, Franklin has segued into writing and directing music video clips. A serendipitous meeting with Kimbra through his cousin (the musician Sam Lawrence, who has also collaborated with Kimbra) three years ago has led to an ongoing professional relationship. Serendipitous in that a then relatively unknown Kimbra was looking for someone to direct her first clip and yet to duet with Gotye on his smash hit Somebody That I Used to Know. Kimbra attended Franklin’s graduate film screening at The Astor in 2010 and Franklin then met her manager, forging a partnership that has resulted in Franklin writing and directing Kimbra’s breakout clip Settle Down, Cameo Lover and Good Intent (shot at The Centre, Ivanhoe). Earlier this year, Franklin was flown to Los Angeles to film a live performance by Kimbra at entertainment venue Hollywood Forever, the 25-hectare, 113-year-old graveyard abutting the Paramount Pictures lot. Not bad for someone who’s just 24. It’s late afternoon when Franklin and I meet and he’s tired from last-minute post editing for Come Into my Head. After 10 days spent working on the clip with him in Melbourne, Kimbra has already done a New Zealand show and is now in Montreal developing her second album. Time and distance mean communication is via email, which isn’t ideal and has clearly caused Franklin tension as he waits to get the final OK for the clip to be released by Kimbra and her label, Warner Bros. Records. “I always knew I wanted to write for as long as I can remember,” Franklin says. “I always wrote stories and used my imagination and, in fact, I called my favourite game ‘imagination’ – which was pretty much me being a Power Ranger – but I always valued creating something from nothing. I didn’t need, or connect with, external sources. “As I got older I realised I didn’t want to write novels, but the penny dropped (in year 11 at Eltham High) when I started to study film and I quickly realised writing scripts was the thing for me. “I was also immediately drawn to the role of the director, as I could see they had a close relationship with the people who brought the words to life – the actors. I also knew that if I wrote a script, I didn’t want to just hand it over to someone else to direct.” Franklin’s core team includes fellow Swinburne alumni cinematographer Edward Goldner and producer Daniel Gregg. Between the three, they quickly, and often

at short notice, bring together a whole team of people to shoot their two-day clips involving long hours and related stress. It’s a small world, and working for Kimbra has led to Franklin filming clips for Delta Goodrem’s Sitting on Top of the World, Guy Sebastian’s Gold and indie band All the Colours’ Love Like This. The clips for Goodrem and Sebastian were pulled together in less than three weeks. Franklin’s ideal creative process involves listening to a song many times (more than 400 times for Kimbra’s latest song) for at least a couple of weeks while he develops an idea as he analyses the song’s construction, working from an inside-out approach “until I hit a wall”. His simple, spare style is responsive to the artists he works with, and he enjoys working with Kimbra because her songs are “more personal”, which allows “more layering”. I ask him if there’s anyone else he’d like to work with and he mentions Matt Corby – Franklin was asked to

Creative: Guy Franklin directing and (above) dancing with Kimbra on the set. (supplied)

pitch for Corby’s song Brother but found a shoestring budget did not allow him to write a treatment (concept) that he was happy with: “I wasn’t able to create a set of visuals that felt consistent with the power and scope of that track.” Franklin has recently signed with agency Otto Empire with a view to supporting himself doing television advertisements. He’s still coaching tennis three days a week at Eltham Tennis Club to support himself financially and was a champion volleyball player (twice representing Victoria) and tennis player who only just missed out on making the national team at high school. His parents met playing tennis and Franklin’s older brother, Adrian, works at Tennis Australia. Franklin was asked to seriously consider becoming a professional tennis player by his coach in years 8 and 9 but “I loved school more and just couldn’t leave”. After Kimbra’s clip, Franklin will begin developing another treatment for All the Colours but as yet, has no other projects lined up. He’s written a short film called Mr Beautiful with a 17-year-old female character. It was done especially for schoolfriend actor Emily Browning (currently overseas working on her fourth feature film) but isn’t sure if and when it will be made due to her availability and funding. Ultimately Franklin wants to write a well-made TV series (and already has an “honest, good TV series in mind, based in Melbourne, about three brothers who live together”) and then move into feature film. We talk at length about the ideas and making of Come Into my Head, which is set inside a hospital-cum-mental asylum with Kimbra playing a schizophrenic patient on the verge of a breakdown and a breakthrough – with the supporting cast of Kimbra’s therapist and nurses. The clip is a bit different, a bit darker and more confronting in terms of imagery when compared with the other clips Franklin has written for her. There is an aggression in the lyrics, which Franklin took his inspiration from, about “the tension between our need to connect, and engage with the more chaotic sides of our mind, but the conflicting fear of opening up and exposing this darker side of our self”. I ask Franklin if there’s anything else he’d like to add and he’s at pains to say that he feels a wave of appreciation for the people around him, his family and friends, his team and all the other people who work with him on his shoots. Talented and polite as well. His mother would be proud. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au Disclaimer \ The author and Guy Franklin are relatives by marriage.

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e spent a year living in the Northern Territory with plenty of time to bushwalk and go fishing. That year put Phillip Norman in a new headspace. Best known as Seed MC aka Countbounce in Melbourne collective TZU, the first-time dad, who grew up in Sydney but calls Melbourne home, says the band reunited in a warehouse he found in Coburg and started writing their fourth studio album after a four-year break. What sets TZU (pronounced T-Z-U) apart from the rest is that their hip-hop isn’t steeped in heavy rhyme or endless expletives. They use beats as much as they do instruments, and their latest offering, Millions of Moments, gives hip-hop new edge. It’s here the band romances with a gothic undercurrent – Australian history, tales of the past and folklore come back to life via dark electronica that will give you goosebumps. Rather than comment on everyday life, the band chose to write a concept album and chase Australian mythology, its convict history and other dark tales to spread their latest message. “Hip-hop is usually an outlet to talk about your life and how you relate to the world,” Norman says. “However, with this album we set out to do the exact opposite.” Millions of Moments follows a make-believe character who explores our nation’s past. A song such as Criminals and Murderers gets spooky in its quest to chase an 18th-century stalker, while Heart of Darkness leads with rapid piano and loops. Running From Zardoz is cinematic – a touch sci-fi yet always shrouded in a gothic veil. “It’s been a while between albums and we did a lot of living between records,” Norman says. “When we had a chance to come back together, we didn’t really have a plan other than to do whatever felt natural. None of the

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songs are personal, self-referential or diary-like. This collect synthesisers – they are the tools we use and the is the first time we have done something outside hobbies we’re interested in. This time, our record takes of ourselves.” its influences from the downtempo glitch-music era. TZU formed in Melbourne in 1999 when It’s all about using noise and record crackle as rhythms Sydneysiders Joelistics (aka Joel Ma) and Norman samples and we like sparse delayed keyboards. It sounds crossed paths while travelling. They took their name complicated but it’s not.” from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu and completed Norman, who has just ended a national tour with his their line-up with the inclusion of Paso Bionic (the only band to promoting their new record, says being on the Melbourne-born member, the turntablist also road isn’t the same now that’s he a dad. known as Shahab Tariq) and Yeroc (Corey “Fatherhood makes your priorities McGregor, drums/samples), who change,” he says. found his way to Australia via “Actually, everything changes. New Zealand. It’s hard to know how it informs They released their debut me as a songwriter or musician album, Position Correction, other than it changes touring. in 2004 and worked with The last tour we did saw all Magoo (best known for his the dads in the band go We did a work with 1990s alt band straight to bed in the hotel Regurgitator) on their funk/ room after the gig. I guess lot of living pop follow-up, Smiling At it’s a chance to catch up on between Strangers. Then came 2008’s sleep we weren’t getting at records Computer Love (it reached home … that cliché of bands No. 23 on the ARIA charts), staying up late wasn’t quite which mixed hip-hop, pop the case for us. It’s not 2005 and rock. any more,” he says, reminiscing According to Norman, of a crazier time in their lives. the band’s decision to continue “For me, being in the Northern fusing hip-hop with a straight-up Territory was all about reconnecting songwriting style was inspired by Swedish with the soul. I had lived in Alice artists such as Miike Snow (known for their Springs 10 years ago and when we got back to emotional pop approach) and Berlin-based artist Pole Melbourne we started a family. Like music, being in the (Stefan Betke), who co-founded the Scape label in Territory was all about seeking new experiences and Europe in the late ’90s, releasing experimental techno finding fulfillment and using a different way. Now I’m and crackling dub. ready for band mode.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au “Music is all I know,” Norman says. “It’s what I get up to do in the morning. When you’re good at something » www.tzu.com.au you almost have no choice but to stick with it. We all

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nly an hour from Surfers Paradise, the Tweed Valley might as well be on another planet. Arriving at Gold Coast airport, head south and you will find a completely different world on the other side of the Queensland-New South Wales border. Fifteen minutes after stepping off the plane you can be stepping on to a surfboard at Snapper Rocks, swimming with dolphins at Wommin Bay, navigating a kayak from Fingal Head to Cook Island, or getting your life’s equilibrium back on a stand-up paddle board at Kingscliff. If you can stand up, you can stand-up paddle board, especially if your first attempt is under the guidance of a personal “guru”. No matter how long it has been since your first tentative steps on earth, Kingscliff’s Watersports Guru, Tim Jack Adams, prides himself on being able to teach you how to repeat that small miracle on water. It is surprisingly simple, given the starting point is a protected and gently sloping beach by the calm waters of Kingscliff’s Cudgen Creek estuary. Alternatively, it could be the guru’s expert guidance. Mastering the fear of falling is also easy when you realise that the worst that can happen to you is a salty, blue-water bath. Balance acquired, it isn’t long before you are following the resident osprey upstream to their favourite fishing spot. Some who master the stand-up paddle board go on to try kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving or surfing on one of the Tweed Coast’s many unspoilt and relatively unpopulated beaches. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

The Tweed River Art Gallery is one of vISIt Australia’s most outstanding regional galleries. Just south of Murwillumbah township, this award-winning gallery hosts quality touring exhibitions and gallery-initiated exhibitions, as well as showcasing feature exhibitions by artists of the region. An exciting phase in the gallery’s development will come with the construction of the Margaret Olley Art Centre, which will see a re-creation of the late, acclaimed artist’s Sydney home studio in recognition of her early life on the Tweed. In November last year, the Margaret Olley Art Trust offered $1 million towards a purpose-built extension and this was soon matched by the federal government. A visit to the gallery is free, but donations are being sought to assist in planning for this new wing. \

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No getaway would be the same without a visit to a winery, and it is no different in the Tweed. From Kingscliff, Ilnam Estate Winery is a leisurely half-hour drive through magnificent valley views. Here you can sample crisp whites and a surprisingly wide variety of quality reds, subtly influenced by the unique climate and rich soils of Carool. Try the popular Clara Rosé sauvignon blanc or the valley’s first Carool cabernet with a light lunch while taking in the sweeping views from the estate’s café. \

Nestled under majestic Mount Warning is a historic homestead, which is also a “must” dining experience. Set on 10 hectares, Mavis’s has expansive kitchen gardens, where the produce is also available for sale. Quality, fresh, organic, slow food is cooked with love and flair. The menu changes with the seasons but always features free-range duck liver pate and melt-in-the-mouth Byron Bay pork loin. Owners Peter Clarke and Charlie Ebell welcome guests to Mavis’s and their pet-friendly luxury cabins and farmhouse accommodation. \

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program, and a free phone app that so far has had 15,000 subscribers, it aims to be a useful tool for parents and kids. “Ostensibly, teaching young people meditation with Smiling Mind and developing medium-scale property projects are not complementary career paths – however, I find the two sit perfectly with each other and make for a wonderful professional life,” he says. Tutton has the luxury of living in an environment he describes as his “rural urban mash-up” of designer pieces, quality materials and adored items collected and created over time. Large north-facing windows focus on the dam and beyond, while the stylish warm black-marble kitchen is in contrast to the long vistas of uninterrupted countryside. “The house was designed by the same design team that we use for the majority of our Neometro projects – MAA Architects. If you look at it, there is a high level of crossover between the house and the interiors of some of our projects.” The rural setting, however, meant that some elements were not so strictly urban. For example, the untreated

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teak cladding on the house was a suggestion of the Tuttons who love the natural weathering and “greyness” the timber turns from weathering. “Designing for a rural environment is very different to designing for an urban one. The design needs to work and look good, from all directions. Plus the exposure to the elements is a challenge … it’s coming at you with more force than if you’re in a built-up environment.” Originally the family bought eight hectares where they live now, with the plan of building a small hobby farm. But when an opportunity arose to buy the neighbouring land (including garden, lake and vines) with business partner Jeff Provan and wine producer Ten Minutes by Tractor, this ultimately cemented the family’s decision to build and move to the coast permanently. continues » P43

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“It is a spectacular natural environment. Our driveway meanders through incredible gardens and rows and rows of vines.” Clearly the family has never looked back and loves the rural lifestyle. Imogen, a keen horse rider, has a well-built equine set-up with stables, arena and paddocks. Harper and Cassius also enjoy their ponies, raising chooks, swimming in the dam and riding bikes through the vast grounds. “Growing up in the country teaches kids about sensible risk-taking in a physical sense,” Tutton says. On a regular weekend, the family enjoys the full benefits of their enviable location. “Local discoveries are in abundance,” claims Tutton, such as “Bernie at Red Hill Bakery, Somers General Store and the Point Leo Boat Club. It is like some time warp from the mid ’80s.” However, it is the family home that Tutton is most proud of and reluctant to leave come summer holidays. “We’re struggling to make plans this summer as to where to go … it’s just such a good time to be here.” Whatever plans eventuate, it’s likely to be a happy, stress-free holiday for all. \

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our house is too small, but you love where you live. You’re bathroom added in the 1970s or 1980s. Link offers four designs, close to schools, transport, local shops and friends. But with more on the drawing board, in a range of configurations. you’re sick of the kids fighting over the bathroom and Pricing starts at $425,000 for a ground-level family room, laundry tripping over each other in living space that is shrinking daily. and powder room, and two bedrooms on the upper level, each Imagine adding up to 240 square metres of contemporary with separate en suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. The designer space to your home without moving out and for a more largest floor plan starts at $520,000, with kitchen, pantry, meals, affordable cost than rebuilding, renovating or moving, with a family living, laundry and powder room downstairs, and three build time of five months or less. bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, study nook, retreat and In the past 18 years this is exactly what the Canny Group, bathroom on the upper level. comprising Canny, Canny Design, Lubelso, Lubelso Link and The offset upper level is typical of Lubelso design, offering Integrated Pools, has been hearing from people seeking to effective, stylish form and function with upper-level setback to improve their existing homes. meet planning regulations where required and provide shade over “The majority of people have been telling us that they want outdoor living. great open-plan kitchen and family living, opening on to outdoor Family life can continue without disruption in the existing living, and more bedrooms for kids, but they just can’t afford the house during the build, with the breakthrough connection current options or the time involved,” says Lubelso operations made at the end of the project. The “umbilical” connection with manager Todd Pearce. the existing home can be designed to include an internal “We call it the evacuate, detonate or renovate dilemma courtyard, light well or utilities zone. Family life – to evacuate by selling and buying a larger house in the Link is part of the Lubelso range of predesigned can continue homes for clients looking for exceptional architectural same area, to detonate by demolishing and rebuilding, or to take on a renovation. design and certainty in terms of price and delivery. The without “If you evacuate you have the price of the larger home, original Lubelso concept home opened earlier this year disruption agents’ fees, stamp duty, the possibility of hidden faults and was recently awarded one of the housing industry’s in the new home or the need for renovation. Knocking highest recognitions, HIA Victorian project home of the down and rebuilding can be very rewarding but also year for 2012. time-consuming and expensive. And a high-quality renovation Pearce says Link offers the same high-end design, fittings and can prove more expensive than rebuilding. finishes used in the award-winning Lubelso concept home, open “We realised that for many people, particularly families, these for inspection by appointment at 1b Spring Road, Malvern. choices are not realistic. They are often time-poor and introduce As with all Lubelso homes, Link extensions are flooded financial risk that many families can’t take on. We wanted to offer with natural light and space, thanks to large areas of double affordable high-end design and finishes, meeting constraints such glazing and 2.7-metre ceiling heights. Square-set cornices for all as orientation and residential code compliance.” ceilings are part of its contemporary styling, with wide timber Lubelso recently released its answer, the Link concept, which floorboards, pure-wool carpets and large-format porcelain tiling. has already received rave reviews with several projects in Kitchens and bathrooms feature stone benchtops and 2pac joinery planning stages. with top-selling European Neff appliances. Designed to be built in the backyard of an existing house, Many families also want to consider including a pool as part of Link adds only the extra space a family requires in a two-level their new home extension. Integrated Pools, another division of contemporary home extension, with high-end finishes and Canny, is often called upon to design and construct a pool as part fittings, cleverly “linking” to an existing home. of the renovation process. \ Pearce says it is ideal for traditional and heritage homes, LIZ McLACHLAN which generally have four main rooms, often with a kitchen and lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au november 28, 2012 \ The weekly review 49


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tanding in a house stripped bare – surrounded by a mountain of cardboard boxes, packing tape and bubble wrap – is an overwhelming experience. Moving homes can be as emotionally taxing as it is physically demanding, with research showing the amount of stress induced by moving is often just short of death and divorce. Cruelly, when people move home, this vision appears at the origin and the destination. The Finishing Touch founder Susan Williams explains that no matter how much stuff people throw out, sell or give away in the lead-up to a big move, the amount that remains is often immense. “We’re consumers, we’re hoarders and all the items we each spend so much time and effort finding and selecting come with us,” Williams says. Removalists help, of course. They collect and deliver heavy, awkward and innumerable boxes. But until 1994, when those boxes arrived, home owners were on their own. It was here that Williams spotted a niche for The Finishing Touch. None of Australia’s major removalists offered a packing and unpacking service. It was here, Williams thought, that her new business could help. “Nobody was doing it – I recognised I could really make a difference,” Williams says. “What I set out to achieve was recruiting and training a small army of moving mentors, who can support home movers the whole way.” They were humble beginnings, with Williams first enlisting the help of her mum and sisters. From her Melbourne home, they began to provide assistance for busy corporate executives. The Finishing Touch now employs about 250 staff right across Australia. The company is one of the largest and most successful mature-age employers in the country. The mostly female staff members are typically aged from their early 30s to late 50s. Many have raised families and had careers, and they enjoy the flexibility of working in their areas and around families and lifestyles. “It’s amazing what experience and skills our mature women

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The Finishing Touch helps clients with any and all aspects of their move, having set up base in every major city in Australia, as well as 10 locations in New Zealand. Williams explains that in what can be a hectic and overwhelming process, it is reassuring to have seasoned professionals around to give level-headed advice and guidance. Over 18 years, Williams and her team have completed more than 50,000 moves. “Before they move, we help them to organise, sort and prepare their belongings,” she says. Stereotypes ring true, of course. Start packing well in advance. Try to have as little to pack, move and unpack as possible. All items should be wrapped carefully and placed in a range of clearly labelled boxes, with a final box available for last-minute items. Additionally, Williams insists on packing a separate, “Important Items” box containing all those easy to misplace organiSing & packing and hard to find items such as television remotes, bed legs and keys to furniture cabinets. bring to the job,” Williams says. “They are flexible, happy and Then it’s time for the removalists to work their magic. hard working.” “At people’s new homes, our girls help unpack everything, With 6000 Australians moving home on any given day, set up the kitchen, make the beds and fill the wardrobes,” Williams is happy to shed some light on how to eliminate some she says. of the stress of moving. Williams suggests packing a “survival kit” for the new “Be prepared and don’t underestimate the task home, including essentials such as caffeine, snacks, at hand,” she says. “Everyone’s moving and phones and laptops. She is adamant people prioritise Make everyone’s time poor – invest your time, energy and their unpacking, starting with the kitchen before sure that money wisely. People want to be in their new homes moving on to the bedrooms, living and dining rooms by Christmas.” and other rooms. Once everything’s unpacked, boxes everything’s Williams insists that in the lead-up to a move, need to be flattened and ready for removalists to in a box people need to be organised and methodical. collect, if that has been organised. “Pack it properly and remember the bigger picture,” “We want people to get settled in as quickly and she says. “Make sure everything’s in a box. It makes life efficiently as possible,” Williams says. “If we can help in much easier for the removalists and stops things any way, that’s fantastic.” getting broken.” Perhaps moving homes will never be enjoyable, but Williams jokes that there’s no need for those moving to be hopefully taking on board some of these tips can make it martyrs and enlisting the services of a company such as hers more tolerable. \ for even some of the thousands of decisions that home movers » www.ftouch.com.au need to make can be a lifesaver.

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round the corner from Prahran Market and close to connected to, but shielded from, the hubbub of Chapel Street and Commercial Road, one of Melbourne’s favourite “secret” Commercial Road. You are not overshadowed by watering holes is set for reincarnation as a chic boutique low-rise high-rise towers but are in a quiet neighbourhood lined with apartment development. Victorian cottages. For nearly 150 years The Argo in South Yarra welcomed “We are creating highly affordable residences in South Yarra patrons to its tucked-away location on narrow residential streets. with a project that is right for the area and right for the time. Originally known as Sheppard’s Hotel after its original licensee, Our apartments start at $389,000 with car parking, which is an the hotel was substantially altered in 1927 with Mediterranean incredible entry point for South Yarra.” arched windows, terracotta hipped roofs and stylised parapets. The RotheLowman design optimises natural light and Rechristened The Argo after its rebirth as a live-music venue in orientation, and all apartments have balconies or courtyards sized the 1970s, the hotel was most recently a modern bistro and from six to 30 square metres. Apartments on Argo Street face wine bar until its mid-year sale. north, with some upper-level apartments enjoying the The Argo Apartments at 62-74 Argo Street will added benefit of city views. PostcoDe comprise 23 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom The White Chalk-designed interiors offer a light apartments on three levels, with two levels of basement or dark scheme, including wide oak floorboards parking when completed in late 2014. for living and kitchen and wool-blend carpet for The RotheLowman design neatly incorporates the bedrooms. Kitchens feature Calacatta quartz benchtops hotel’s façade, using a monochromatic palette and and splashbacks, with stainless-steel Bosch ovens, gas geometric precision for highlight and balance. The third cooktops, rangehoods and dishwashers. Joinery throughout level is set well back, giving the appearance from the street of a is vinyl wrap or laminate. two-storey building. Calacatta quartz benchtops also feature in bathrooms, It has three street frontages, onto Moore, Argo and Hyland contrasting against a black polished-marble mosaic tile feature streets, in a Stonnington City Council Residential 1 Zone. wall. Natural sandstone porcelain tiling is taken to full height in The Argo Apartments are being developed by the Pace shower recesses with frameless glass shower screens. Balconies Development Group, best known for its projects in bayside and courtyards will be tiled in a rock-finish large format. Melbourne, including the HIA award winner for best Victorian Sheer charcoal linen drapes are included for the living area and project development in 2010, the Nautica at Sandringham. a block-out blind for bedrooms. Reverse-cycle heating and cooling Beller Project Marketing, specialist in South Yarra, Prahran and will be fitted in living areas and all apartments will have a car park Windsor property, has worked closely with Pace Development in the two-level secure basement, which will also include bicycle Group to bring the project to market. Beller Project Marketing racks, storage cages and a rubbish and recycling room. director Damon Krongold says the Argo development epitomises Annual body corporate fees of $2500 (approximately) will cover the best of South Yarra living. landscaping, cleaning of communal zones and rubbish removal. \ “Argo Street and its surrounding streets are in an intimate, chic LIZ McLACHLAN South Yarra residential neighbourhood,” he says. “Here you are lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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I’m standing in the foyer of a theatre, it’s an opening night and the first sultry evening we’ve had this year. I’m feeling a bit clammy as a counter of perfumes and colognes penetrates my nasal passages like salt into a paper cut. Everyone appears to have a kind of ectoplasmic glow as they talk and wait for the sound of bells to beckon us into the evening’s performance. We’re all excited – middle-aged women wearing overstated jewellery, shaven-headed young men with slim hips and even slimmer mobile phones, and a gaggle of stereotypes too obvious to mention here. There’s a sense of magic as we prepare to surrender to the smoke and mirrors of a theatrical experience, in which the set, lighting effects, music and skill of the dirctor and actors unite to create the unexplainable, the tragic, the comic and even the absurd. We may be polluted by the vulgar machinations of politics and the knowledge that we actually have no control over the arms race, the environment or any Reserve Bank decisions, but we do have control of our imaginations and, within the walls of a theatre, we can refuse entry to the contradictions of the real world and let our hearts soar with the simple rise of the house curtain. The most recognised house curtain in Melbourne rises at Her Majesty’s Theatre; heavy red velvet with a very, very deep gold-bullion fringe. Just as the face of Greta Garbo became the quintessential representation of cinema, this theatre, affectionately referred to as The Maj, represents theatre and musical comedy in Melbourne. But, unlike Miss Garbo, Her

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Majesty’s Theatre has allowed us to see the dignified maturing of her beauty over the years. Designed by a then-young architect, Nahum Barnet, and built by French-born property developer Jules Joubert at a cost of £40,000 (£15,000 over budget), the theatre opened on October 1, 1886, and was the largest in the southern hemisphere. Joubert named it the Alexandra, after the-then Princess of Wales. Over the years, the building has seen name changes (Her Majesty’s to His Majesty’s, then back to Her Majesty’s), various construction changes and management changes and, with each change, audiences benefited. After securing the lease to the building in 1899, J.C. Williamson commissioned William Pitt, the architect who created the Princess Theatre, to do minor renovations. Williamson renamed the theatre Her Majesty’s, after Queen Victoria, and re-opened it on May 19, 1900. Under Williamson’s management, the theatre prospered. It had its first major expansion between 1902 and 1904 – three new buildings were added that are still part of the complex today. Dame Nellie Melba complained in 1909 that the auditorium’s acoustics were “dead”, so modifications were made to remedy the problem in 1911. In 1929, a fire devastated the interior of the auditorium but left the structure of the building intact, allowing for the interior to be rebuilt inside the shell. Her Majesty’s Theatre has outlasted whatever has bedeviled her and continues to spin her magic in, around and behind the spotlight. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

The earliest example of theatre originated in ancient Egypt, with “Pyramid texts” dating from 2800BC. So it makes sense that the Melbourne City Council (with all the inevitable city council dramas) met in the Athenaeum building until 1852, when the Melbourne Town Hall was built. The Athenaeum began as Melbourne’s first Mechanics Institute in 1839. It was the venue for lectures by Mark Twain and Sir Redmond Barry, and the first Australian feature film, The History of the Kelly Gang, premiered here. It has continually and consistently played a vital role in the development of music, visual arts, literature, comedy and theatre in our city. \

The Comedy Theatre

The interior of the Comedy Theatre is as eclectic as you can imagine. The oval-shaped auditorium is painted in a bold gothic style to suggest an atmosphere of antiquity. Beams are painted to resemble Italian woodwork, the chandeliers are unashamedly glamorous and the frieze beneath the trompe l’oeil is an arcade of Romanesque arches displaying gold and red coats of arms. The flamboyance is appropriate for a location that has housed some form of entertainment since 1854, when George Coppin had a prefabricated iron theatre (the Olympic) manufactured in England and transported to the site. Before the Olympic, Rowe’s Circus occupied the site for two years. \

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Kool Mints are minty without being so strong that they numb your tongue. They’re also as Melbourne as The Maj and available in most theatre lolly shops for those of us who are neurotic about halitosis – oh, and are mint connoisseurs. W. Allen, a Richard Branson of the lolly world, started making sweets at his Fitzroy home in the 1890s. He took over the premises of two failed companies and forged a major business. In 1917, he organised an amalgamation of five independent specialist sweets makers, one of which was a dentist. As A.W. Allen Pty Ltd, the company carved itself a niche to become Melbourne’s third-largest confectioner. Kool! \

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t Georges Road, along with, Heyington Place, Lansell Road (and Albany Road, a little further south), have always been regarded as Melbourne’s (and therefore the nation’s) premier residential addresses. This long, curving boulevard suffered in the ’50s when the last great estates were cut up. The houses of those years still reflected postwar austerity. They were built at a time when a family (or their architect) really believed that the good life could be lived with just one or maybe two bathrooms. Those ideas and those houses are now being replaced. The northern half of St Georges Road is receiving the full treatment of the current luxury boom, but the southern section, in from Toorak Road, still represents the best of Australian residential architecture. Years ago, the former City of Prahran (now a part of Stonnington) commissioned a survey of its architectural treasures. It unearthed valuable historical data on many properties but failed to include any mention of 16 St Georges Road. Stylistically, this grand house stands alone. It faces No. 13, our best example of Bauhaus Modern, (Mortimer McMillan, 1936) and No. 15, a picturesque version of French provincial, the 1938 product of Bates Smart & McCutcheon, now the nation’s oldest and biggest architectural office. No. 16 was of a new era and introduced a new architecture. It is an Australian version of the classic Colonial Indian bungalow. Set well back from the street on its enormous site (almost an acre), it is protected by a lychgate that, along with the front fence, contains sufficient material to build a house. Municipal records show that it was designed, and probably built, in 1893. That was the year when our banks failed, ruining many Toorak residents (and enriching others). It signalled the end of the Victorian building boom and the Victorian architecture that had created Melbourne. The building industry was virtually wiped out. For the next decade it had to rely on the construction of our sewerage system. (Don’t ever ask a Victorian social historian about the Gay ’90s.) A new architecture, of which No. 16 was part, appeared. Mansions are rarely, except in the country, one-storeyed.

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This rare mansion’s slated gables are therefore steep. Entry is across a wide verandah. A relatively modest hall leads to a huge vestibule featuring a period fireplace. This section contains four spectacular reception rooms/ sitting room, drawing room, library and dining room. The drawing room contains an authentic Victorian wet bar. About 15 years ago the house was redecorated with a rich, broad hand. The panelling, window treatments, chandeliers and rugs would feel at home in a grand hotel. In recent years the kitchen has been brought forward, re-created and now serves the dining room directly and a northern terrace. The rear of the house consists of two long wings, once separated but now united, with the central space roofed in glass. The southern wing contains two double family bedrooms with two elaborate family bathrooms, a guest bedroom, a study/bedroom and the main bedroom suite. This area comprises, in addition to the bedroom, a sitting room overlooking the rear garden. The bathroom facilities are elaborate, as would be expected. There are the usual luxurious fixtures including basins, showers and bath. A four-person sunken spa, with great garden views and a glass roof, abuts a long, fully fitted dressing room. The opposing north wing contains the kitchen, (equipped to feed an army) and a similarly scaled laundry. Here also is the amenity every mansion should have – a self-contained flat for extended family, guests or staff. While the front rooms look on to a beautiful parterre, the rear rooms enjoy even more glamorous views. The house and front garden occupy little more than two-thirds of the site. The rear third is made up of a formal colonnaded garden surrounding a majestic art nouveau sculpture and, to the south, a long, tiled pool. To the north, a major structure matching the house contains a four-car garage, workshop and storerooms. It opens to St Catherine’s Lane. Beyond all this, a mod grass tennis court completes this unique property. \ NEIL CLEREHAN property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Kay & Burton \ 9820 1111 Price \ About $20 million Expressions of Interest \ Closing December 7 at 5pm Fast facts \ One of Toorak’s most admired properties; grand single-storey mansion on 4406 square metres (almost an acre); hotel-style, luxurious formal reception rooms including library; lavish interiors; wet bar; study; period fireplace; vast kitchen and laundry; self-contained flat; perfectly manicured gardens including parterre and formal colonnaded garden; mod grass tennis court; swimming pool; close to all the best that Toorak has to offer, including schools. Toorak \ 5kms from the city


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balwyn north This iconic 1960s residence made the cover of Home Beautiful in 1965 for its sprawling floor plan and then state-of-the-art finishes. Forty-seven years later and largely untouched, it’s still making headlines. The couple who commissioned architect John Tipping to design their entertainers’ dream home wanted no expense spared. The result is a rare mecca of 1960s fixtures and fittings still in pristine condition. Entry is through one of the earliest carport designs, planter boxes sitting atop a stone feature wall opposite the first of many amber wall lamps throughout the house. Designed around a northern rear and sweeping views of Balwyn and beyond, all bedrooms are clustered at the front of the house, the main with an en suite of hand-painted Italian tiles. The kitchen forms the hub of the house but, like any true entertainer, the northern light and views are positioned right where people can see them. The spacious lounge and dining area form the L-shaped rear of the house. Original features including a Florence Broadhurst feature wall and a fully fitted timber bar in the lounge, creating a secluded TV nook where sliding doors lead onto a sunny terrace. The level below was designed as self-contained guest quarters, while the adjacent conservatory is ideal for dinner parties beside the Japanese-inspired fountain gardens. \ jo davy

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jellis Craig \ 9810 5000 46 Walnut Road Price \ $1 million + auction \ December 1 at noon

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A 2743-square metre block of land in Camberwell’s Sunnyside Estate demands a house on the grandest of scales. This striking, French-inspired family home certainly meets all requirements. A sweeping staircase with an elaborate wrought-iron balustrade is quick to command one’s attention in the entrance hall, ensuring the first impression is a lasting one. Elegant pillars line the entrance to formal entertainment rooms – an open-plan lounge and dining area with views to the front and back gardens. Glossy parquetry floors complement the detail of the staircase, as well as the contemporary, clean lines of the

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kitchen. Casual dining is set behind a curved bay window, creating a light-filled spot to entertain overlooking the pool. Glass concertina doors in the living area lead to covered outdoor dining with a fully fitted kitchen and barbecue. The L-shaped rear of the house was designed with a southern orientation in mind, so that direct sunlight falls on the pool, not this part of the house, for most of the day. Two bedrooms are positioned at either end of the upstairs rumpus room, each sharing an en suite with its neighbour. The main suite is wing unto itself, featuring a walk-in wardrobe and huge en suite. Another living area takes up much of the third flood and is ideal for the kids. \ Jo dAvy

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Noel Jones \ 9809 2000 28 Cochran Avenue Price \ $3 million + Auction \ December 1 at 3pm

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Marshall white \ 9822 9999 21 Brunel street price \ $2.7 million auction \ December 8 at 11.30am

The paint has barely dried on this new house but it has already cemented its status as one of the best on Brunel Street. Wide European oak boards cover the entire ground level, with the exception of a bathroom, their strong grain and pristine finish turning the floor into a feature. A study and a formal lounge are off the central hallway, the latter with two sets of french doors leading to a small terrace. The spacious open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is made even larger once glass concertina doors are pushed aside to include a covered outdoor entertainment area. Miele appliances take pride of place in the shiny new kitchen, which has granite benchtops, a butler’s pantry and a picture-window splashback. Upstairs, the main bedroom has the requisite walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a Pietra Grigio marble double vanity. Three more bedrooms share a spacious main bathroom and rumpus room. Hedgeley Dene Gardens accounts for the lush surrounding greenery. \ jo davy

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3145

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RT Edgar \ 9826 1000 9 Tivoli Road price \ $3 million – $3.4 million auction \ December 1 at noon

This contemporary architect-designed house showcases the best in modern family living in the heart of South Yarra. It is easy walking distance to Chapel Street and Toorak Road shopping and cafés. Enter through the custom-made front door to be greeted by the American oak stained floors that lead past storage units down a hallway to the bright, spacious open-plan kitchen and living space. Large bluestone tiles, marble benchtops and integrated Miele appliances feature in the kitchen, while the spacious living room, with glass walls, overlooks a timber deck and lap pool. With a central lift, keyless entry, zoned automatic light sensors and climate control, electric blinds and 24-hour CCTV, there is no shortage of mod cons. Upstairs are four bedrooms, the main with an en suite. All bedrooms have ample storage. There is also a powder room, laundry and marble-finished bathroom. A six-car basement has a turntable and a surround sound-wired home-theatre room. \ paul wilkinson

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Maling Road anTiquE MaRkET 117 Maling Road 9836 8927 An antique mechanical rocking horse at the front of the shop provides a preview for what buyers might find within Mailing Road Antique Market. Situated in the heart of the Maling Road precinct, this gem houses antiques ranging from vinyl records to furniture that would appeal to all ages. This shop is a must for bargain hunters and those with a keen interest in everything vintage. \

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FlowERs oF CanTERBuRy 139 Maling Road 9836 3781 www.flowersofcanterbury.com.au With summer fast approaching, stop by Flowers of Canterbury to soak up the remaining colours of spring. Striking colour punctuates the shopfront and ensures the shop draws every wandering eye. Flowers of Canterbury opened its doors two years ago and has the perfect floral arrangement for any occasion. Its welcoming interior and staff make it a local favourite. \

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daRRiwill FaRM 121 Maling Road 9830 5633

a poCkET oF lolliEs 119 Maling Road 9836 0082

Maison on Maling 127 Maling Road 9836 5111

At first glance, Darriwill Farm is simply a homewares shop but move through the front of the shop, laden with kitchenware, and uncover an array of fresh produce. Darriwill Farm is a gourmet one-stop shop with a wide selection of olive oils, cheeses, wines and chocolates. Most of these goodies can be sampled before purchase with regular tasting plates, a feature of Darriwill Farm. \

A Pocket of Lollies is a neighbourhood icon with local schoolkids. Stop by this intimate lolly shop after the school bell has rung and listen to the shrieks of delight that are sure to trigger childhood memories. Its charm lies in a traditional lolly shop layout, retailing old favourites, such as gobstoppers, humbugs and barley sugars, just to name a few. \

From first interaction with the friendly staff to the ambient classical music, Maison on Maling oozes style. The shop is furnished as if it was a lavishly decorated home. Expect to find a wide range of stylish homeware products ranging from furniture to sweetly scented soaps. Maison on Maling is a must for those with a passion for interior decoration. \ CoMpilEd By jaMEs jEsson


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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 4

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1/30 Haig Street, Burwood ................................................................. Price: $975,000 ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Wed 2-2.45pm; Sat 11-11.45am .................................................................

south yarra An inspired design, bright ideas and beautiful details ensure the capacity of this contemporary townhouse to meet every modern need with evident style.

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hocking Stuart \ 9868 5444

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

18 Cromwell Crescent Price \ $1.525 million – $1.6 million auction \ December 1 at 12.30pm

This grand family house is deep in a leafy pocket of South Yarra. A chocolate-render façade is tucked away behind tall fences and box hedges. Marble is the material of choice and is used throughout. An opulent marble entrance with a formal lounge and study on the right and a formal dining space with a fireplace on the left leads through to an open-plan living kitchen, meals and family area. The kitchen has granite benchtops and splashback and a walk-in pantry. A landscaped backyard with dark navy-blue high fences for maximum privacy. All three bedrooms are upstairs and branch off from a retreat. The front two bedrooms contain built-in wardrobes. They overlook the street and share a marble bathroom with a bathtub. The main bedroom is at the back. It has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a huge marble spa bath and double vanity. Chapel Street, the Jam Factory and Toorak Road are walking distance but just far enough away to appreciate the peaceful surroundings. \ elizabeth anile

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3141

W

ith a 67 per cent clearance rate and Bidderman averaging of 1.5 bidders per auction, the market seems to be holding up fairly well. Things are a little bit quieter in the million-dollar-plus market, compared to the weeks leading up to the Melbourne Cup. Evidence of that is the fact that the hammer rate – where properties sell under the hammer on auction day rather than passing in dropped back to about 20 per cent from the 36 per cent we saw on super Saturday (October 27). Bidderman has eased back from 1.8 bidders per auction on super Saturday to about 1.5 recently. It’s not a huge deal but the fact is that the Saturday auction scene is not as vibrant in middle November as it was in late October. We think the muted results are more to do with the lack of quality stock on offer rather than lack of interest from buyers, but the message is still strongly out there that sellers need to get their pricing right if they want to attract buyers. Market price strength is varying at the moment depending on the price range, according to Hocking Stuart agent Peter Kennett. He says prices are falling more

the higher the price point. He says that, depending on where they are and how good they are, the price of houses selling at less than $2 million has dropped by 5 per cent to 10 per cent when compared to 2010, those between $2 million and $3 million have dropped by up to 15 per cent, and those more than $3 million have possibly dropped more. The market overall is still healthy though, he insists. “There are plenty of cashed-up buyers, but they are very astute and savvy. Top-end buyers will only buy at today’s prices, not last year’s, or even last month’s, for that matter.” We think Kennett’s comments are not too far off the mark as a general rule. The $3-million-plus market had picked up noticeably in October and early November from its earlier flat-line state, but that was more the case in Boroondara and Stonnington than Bayside. By the bay, much of the $3 million-plus market is still in intensive care, with really good pricing providing the only pain relief. There have been a couple of sales in this price segment in the past couple of weeks. But they are little more than splashes of interest in a very big puddle of unsold homes at this level (well over 50). A Bayside vendor needs to have all the PPPs (Price, Property and Position) in sync, for it to be a hot auction.

sold $2.74 million 11 acland street, st kilda

Two very interesting recent auctions either side of $2 million in St Kilda highlight getting the 3Ps right. The first was 12 Crimea Street, St Kilda – a two-storey Victorian terrace on 611 square metres of land, managed by Simon Gowling of Marshall White, quoted at $2.5 million-plus. The property had been renovated some time ago, was liveable in its current condition and was well-positioned between Wellington Street and Alma Road. The second was 11 Acland Street – a grand “boom-style” two-storey Victorian terrace on 549 square metres of land, managed by Jutta Rubinstein, of Wilson Port Phillip, quoted at $1.8-million-plus.

(PICTuRe CouRTeSY JAMeS MARkeT NewS)

mal james \ MARKET IN LULL AFTER EXCITEMENT OF SUPER SATURDAY The property was in original condition, needing a full renovation. These were similar properties, not too far apart geographically, both terraces and both received almost identical James Home ratings of about 640. But from there the outcomes were very different. The house at 12 Crimea Street was passed in on a vendor bid of $2.3 million in front of a sleepy crowd. At 11 Acland Street, the crowd was huge, more than 130, and there was a definite buzz in the air as five bidders went hammer and tongs before the property was declared on the market at $2.55 million and eventually sold for $2.74 million. Reflecting on the two auctions, the vendor of Crimea Street might well be asking, why did the Acland Street property fly and why did their auction fizz? Was it the property, was it the position (they are close but separated by the highway) or was it the price? It was interesting to note that Acland Street was quoted well below $2 million and sold, while Crimea Street was quoted well above $2 million and didn’t. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au november 28, 2012 \ The weekly review 63


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3126

canterbury

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Fletchers \ 9836 2222 48 Balwyn road Price \ $1.05 million – $1.15 million Auction \ December 1 at 11am

Every dad wants his own man-cave. A place for sporting memorabilia, where there is always a stocked beer fridge and he can keep his golf clubs. Well, that’s exactly what waits at this Balwyn Road house. On a corner block, it presents like a classic Edwardian with stained-glass windows and a gabled façade. Inside, timber floors run throughout and restored cast-iron fireplaces in the lounge and living room have been converted to gas. A recent renovation added a new kitchen, restored cornices, light fittings and added four car spaces and an outdoor spa. Three of the four bedrooms are upstairs, including the main with its en suite and walk-in wardrobes. What was once a basement storage level is now a study/fourth bedroom, which also has an en suite. The remaining two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. By excavating the soil from underneath the house, the man-cave or tool shed was born. Here, there is space for wall-mounted toolkit, a full-sized fridge and a home gym. \ eddie morton

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 3

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3 Alexandra Avenue, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 1 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat from 1pm .................................................................

24 Blackburn Street, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $850,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 8 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Exceptional house in a blue-chip golden mile avenue with an elegant capacity for grand-scale entertaining.

Perfectly positioned, this updated twostorey property has light-filled formal/ informal zones with stone kitchen, northfacing garden and entertainer's deck.

postcode

3126

Let's eat lunch @ Café Eden, 78 Maling Road Let's eat dinner @ Georges Restaurant, 918 Burke Road, Camberwell Let's drink coffee @ Café 88, 88 Maling Road

Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 147 Union Rd Let's eat dinner @ Cantina Centrale, 11 Hamilton St Let's drink coffee @ Zimt Patisserie 171 Union Rd


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3127

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 4

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725 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 1 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1.15-1.45pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

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3127

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 2

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113 Broughton Road, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $600,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 1 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat from 10.30am .................................................................

glen iris This classically elegant late-Edwardian residence sits on Melbourne's highest point, showcasing ornately detailed period features and city skyline.

Rarely does a two-bedroom house hold such charm or enjoy a garden of such size! Deep, inviting north-facing outdoor dimensions complement charming spaces.

Let's eat lunch @ Retro Café, 131 Union Rd Let's eat dinner @ Surrey Hills Kitchen, 149 Union Rd Let's drink coffee @ Watt´s Cooking, 147 Union Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Café Lucci's, 359 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Café Via Biscotti, 929 Riversdale Road

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Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 172 Finch Street Price \ $1.45 million – $1.55 million auction \ December 1 at 11.30am

With a magnificent northerly aspect, this Fasham Johnson-built family house combines open, inviting living spaces and quiet bedrooms over two levels. A three-car garage and spacious study sit either side of the entry, while timber floors and window frames and large downstairs windows accentuate a natural feel. The real heart of this property, though, would have to be the stunning copper fireplace in the formal living room. Relocated from the vendors’ previous home, it adds warmth and character to the house. Splitting the two living spaces is the black granite kitchen with its walk-in pantry. At the rear of the house, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, large en suite with a spa and lots of natural light. Upstairs, two bedrooms are at either end of a central bathroom and a retreat. Commanding northern views to Hawthorn East are on offer as the retreat opens to a timber deck. Set amid landscaped gardens, this is a great family house in a fantastic leafy location. \ julian healey

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3146

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armadale

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Architect Christopher Doyle would rather not pigeonhole his designs into a signature style, but this penthouse apartment bears many of the hallmarks of the South Yarra design team. Soaring 3.3-metre ceilings, an open-plan configuration with three bedrooms, all with built-in or walk-in wardrobes and access to the deck, are just some of the features Doyle has built his reputation on. Apartment seven is one of eight single-level apartments that make up the new complex on the corner of Bell Street and Glenferrie Road. It strikes an imposing presence on the street, and the wow factor is amplified once you step inside. European oak stained-timber floors draw the eye down the long corridor towards the combined living, dining and kitchen area. From this sun-drenched room you can see to the Dandenongs. The kitchen has everything you would expect from a brilliant designer whose focus was on quality and aesthetics. There’s a brilliant Calacatta marble island bench and Miele appliances left, right and centre. Apartments 4 and 6 are still for sale. \ lexi cottee

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Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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32/3 Rockley Road, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $700,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 15 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

30 Miller Grove, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.65 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 1 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 1-1.30pm; Sat from 1.30pm .................................................................

This substantial north-facing two-bedroom apartment with a gorgeous private outlook is situated in one of South Yarra's most sought-after streets.

This handsome house (c1917) enjoys fireside formal rooms (leadlight features), upper retreat, efficient kitchen/meals and northern family domain.

Let's eat lunch @ Caffé e Cuccina, 581 CHapel Street Let's eat dinner @ Insieme, 299 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Movida Bakery, 3 Tivoli Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cru, 916 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ QPO, 186 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Car Park Café, 4/26 Princess Street

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7/1 Bell Street

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Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 4

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2a Wilks Avenue, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 8 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed 11-11.30am, 5-5.30pm .................................................................

2/850 Toorak Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 8 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

13 Lyall Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $1.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 1 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 10.15-10.45am; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

This Stonnington Estate house flanked by gardens and with a pool has open-plan living, dining room with fireplace, granite kitchen and secure parking.

This beautifully presented and architecturally designed low-maintenance town residence is at the rear and only minutes to shops and transport.

Wonderful Victorian residence in the Urquhart Estate comprising arched Baltic pine hallway, wisteria clad pergola over a deck and garden with in-ground pool/spa.

Let's eat lunch @ The Green Goose, 7 Station Street Let's eat dinner @ Aoba, 279 Glenferrie Rd Let's drink coffee @ Eden Espresso, 121 Glenferrie Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Relish Tooronga, 766 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Coconut Thai, 471 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Bella Sistas Espresso, 970 Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Replete Providore, 302 Barkers Rd Let's eat dinner @ Thai Thai, 850 Glenferrie Rd Let's drink coffee @ Life on Mars, 842 Glenferrie Rd

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www.abercrombys.com.au

Toorak 17/48 Lansell Road Stunning Single Level Scenario One of Toorak’s most prestigious, tree lined streetscapes introduces the spectacular spaces of this single level townhouse. Surrounded by landscaped environs and a substantial terrace, exceptional living/dining areas are complemented by a generous, separate kitchen/meals zone that confirms the focus on size. A huge main bedroom with ensuite, two further bedrooms and a central bathroom each convey impressive proportions, accompanied by pleasing light and attractive privacy. A brilliant floorplan, freshly re-painted and well maintained, offering easy options for updating when so desired, further enhanced by allocated parking and proximity to Heyington station. Auction: Saturday 8th December at 12.30pm View: Thursday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Sam Goddard 0448 870 454

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Hawthorn 10 Shakespeare Grove St James Park Estate - Rare Land opportunity! Not since George Coppin laid out the blue print for the illustrious St James Park Estate, has an opportunity like this presented itself - this prized vacant allotment creates spectacular scope to establish a fresh contemporary residence (STCA) tailored exactly to your priorities and preferences. Significant street frontage and land measuring some 877sqm (9440 square feet) approx. complement this elite location, a sanctuary of tree lined beauty from which several leading schools, the river, the city and the best of Hawthorn and Richmond are all easily reached.

Expressions of Interest: Closing Friday 30th November 5.00pm View: Meet agent on site Wednesday 11.00-11.30am Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844

AUCTION SATURDAY

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 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374

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16 St Georges Road Toorak

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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, , withwith a sweep a sweep of stunning of stunning and grand and grand formal formal rooms rooms sitting sitting 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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5 McMaster Court Toorak

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Near New French Provincial Home This exquisite French provincial family residence is the epitome of luxury living & boasts excellence in design & appointments. Flooded in natural light through “picture book� windows overlooking Paul Bangay designed gardens, terrace & the pool at the rear. High ceilings add to the wonderful spaces and classic feel of the home.The home takes full advantage of the N/W orientation and comprises formal and informal living areas & 5 bedrooms. Features 5 car basement, lift & gym/cinema.

CALL Andrew Baines Ross Savas Andrew Sahhar

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm

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0418 328 407 0418 322 994 0417 363 358


3 Macquarie Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 4th December at 5pm

Private Oasis in Exclusive Toorak Cul-de-sac Set high on this Northern orientated corner allotment of some 23,000sqft (approx.) in one of Toorak’s most desired locations, this magnificent 6 bedroom residence designed & constructed by Gabor Hubay is surrounded by rolling manicured gardens and offers an exceptional family environment. Crafted to the most exacting standards, the home includes a self contained apartment, 7 bathrooms, rumpus room, study, Tennis Court, infinity pool & basement parking.

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas

VIEW By Appointment

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0418 530 392 0418 322 994

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Residence 1, 43 St Georges Road Toorak EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 10th December at 5pm 74 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

Exclusive Town Residence Designed by Robert Mills Prestigious St Georges Road is home to this Robert Mills exclusive design. Set over three levels with a private lift the home comprises formal living & dining with gas log ďŹ replace, European kitchen & openplan family and dining room with glass doors that open to a private garden, main bedroom with en suite and walk-in wardrobes, three further bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and two further bathrooms, theatre and recreation room, store rooms and parking for four cars.

CALL Ross Savas Andrew Sahhar Andrew Baines

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

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0418 322 994 0417 363 358 0418 328 407


401/401 St Kilda Road Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 10th December at 5pm

The Terrace Apartment Superbly positioned this half oor, as new apartment situated in an iconic boutique address by Elenberg Fraser. This stunning residence featuring video security entrance, an impeccable blend of formal & informal living areas overlooking a stunning outdoor entertaining terrace of approx 230sqm including spa. Two generous bedrooms both with marble ensuites, 3rd bedroom or study, Gaggenau kitchen, fully ďŹ tted study in main suite & 3 basement car spaces with lift access.

CALL Michael Gibson Nicole Gleeson

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

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0418 530 392 0414 809 221

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14 Myamyn Street Armadale

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Family Living Mastered This stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom + study Period residence with inground pool & spa is infused with elegant glamour & designer ďŹ nishes - in an exclusive Armadale location. Exhibiting harmony, sophistication, scale & balance, a north-facing ofďŹ ce & a media room/home theatre, formal dining room, Calcutta marble kitchen with Gaggenau appliances & a poolside gym. Exception by any standard & set on 10,000 sqf (approx.) also includes dble gge, picture windows, A/C & sec system.

CALL Gowan Stubbings Nicole Gleeson

VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 5.30 - 6pm

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0412 269 999 0414 809 221


4 Fraser Street Richmond

AUCTION Saturday 15th December at 2pm

Spectacular Living, Superb Location This compelling new residence conveys ultimate sophistication & luxury. A remote-controlled ‘showroom’ garage plus 2nd OSP, security and C-Bus2 home automation enhance this outstanding designer home seconds to Bridge Rd’s endless restaurant, shopping & trams to the MCG & CBD. A light-filled living & dining opens onto entertainment decking complementing 3 BRs (robes, main en suite), balcony, city aspects, Miele kitchen, stylish bathroom, laundry/WC & heat/cooling.

CALL Rebecca Edwards Daniel Bradd

VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

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0423 759 481 0411 347 511

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44 Prospect Hill Road Camberwell

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Victorian Family Home in the Heart of Camberwell This fabulous north facing family home offers beautifully proportioned accommodation in stunning garden surrounds. The home comprises grand entry foyer, 4 spacious bedrooms (main with WIR and en-suite), formal living & dining rooms, an exceptional light ďŹ lled family area featuring a stunning kitchen, meals area & lovely outlooks across the swimming pool & gardens. Additional features 2 car spaces, alarm, ducted heating, all moments from the ďŹ nest schools, cafes and parks.

CALL Andrew Sahhar Ross Savas Chris Alcock

VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm

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0417 363 358 0418 322 994 0407 907 748


28 Chrystobel Crescent Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 1st December at 12noon

Glorious Grace Park Lifestyle Matching magnificent Grace Park Estate elegance with substantial family space, this exceptional Period home extends over 2 zoned levels in a family-focused garden setting. Architect John O’Loughlin has sympathetically enhanced this quality renovated residence to an impeccable standard on 825m² (aprx) landscaped allotment with 2-car carport. Offers 4 BRs (downstairs main with WIR + ensuite; upstairs children’s area with living & bathroom) study, formal and family areas.

CALL Scott Patterson Sam Wilkinson

VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

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0417 581 074 0400 169 148

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39 York Avenue Ivanhoe East

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‘ Rangeworthy ’ C1900 The impressive tower of ‘Rangeworthy’ is a local landmark heralding a remarkable family lifestyle opportunity on 3120sqm (approx). In a prestigious location, this significant 5 BR and study period residence commands a first-class position among magnificent gardens with N/S tennis court. Substantial family accommodation highlights all manner of luxuries and perfectly preserved period decoration flowing seamlessly throughout this architect-renovated and extended family domain.

CALL Nicole Gleeson Scott Patterson Judy Balloch

VIEW By Appointment, Thursday & Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

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0414 809 221 0417 581 074 0408 753 877


4 Albany Crescent Surrey Hills

PRIVATE SALE

Glorious Edwardian Grandeur A landmark family property commanding pride of place on a 2413sqm (aprx) allotment in the esteemed Windsor Park Estate, this magniďŹ cent 5 BR, 2 study Edwardian c1913 reveals a rich history showcasing heritage splendour and luxury on a grand scale. Including renovated self-contained nanny’s apartment, original billiard room, library, formal dining & sitting rooms (OFPs), family living, kitchen featuring Lacanche stove. Near Surrey Hills village, parks, train & schools.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

VIEW By Appointment

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0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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7 Duffryn Place Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 8th December at 3pm

30 Surrey Road South Yarra

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Quiet Court Location Superbly positioned in a rare Toorak cul-de-sac is this 2 storey family home on low maintenance garden allotment. This comfortable residence features 4 bedrooms (main with en-suite and WIR) open plan kitchen and family room, separate formal living and dining room all opening onto North facing courtyard, 2 further bathrooms, double remote garage and heating and cooling. Close to public transport and schools.

CALL Peter Kudelka Jacqui Ralph

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

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Classic Victorian Terrace Two storey Victorian Terrace home, superbly located in the heart of South Yarra offering excellent scope to further improve. This classic residence offers 3 bedrooms, separate study ( or 4th bedroom), formal living room separate dining, kitchen with family area overlooking rear garden, two bathrooms, powder room and double garage from rear access.

CALL Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Matthew Wassylko 0412 793 544

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

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0418 319 439 0418 106 068


173/29 Queens Road Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 12th December at 5pm

68 Yarra Boulevard Richmond

AUCTION Saturday 1st December at 1pm

Spectacular Penthouse Superbly positioned on both 16th and 17th floor, with separate entries, this renovated apartment in this landmark building and boasting 180 degree views over Albert Park and Sea. Featuring Security entry and outstanding accommodation which includes: lounge room, dining room, gourmet kitchen on the 17th floor, 3 superb bedrooms plus study/4th bedroom on the 16th floor, multiple balconies, air-conditioning, 2 easy accessible basement car parks, indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Matt Davis 0412 466 858 kayburton.com.au Conjunctional Agent Rodney Morley Persichetti Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542

Riverside Town Living Nestled on the doorstep of the Yarra River and only moments to the delights of Bridge Rd is this three bedroom plus study town residence highlighted by wonderful green vistas and bright generous living zones. Comprising; smart kitchen enjoying timeless appeal, ground level bedroom with en suite opening onto front lush courtyard garden & remote double lock up garage with internal access.

CALL Tom Staughton Peter Kudelka

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Thursday 5 - 5.30pm

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0411 554 850 0418 319 439

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136 Coppin Street Richmond

AUCTION Saturday 1st December at 2pm

2a Wilks Avenue Malvern

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Spacious, Stylish, Secluded and Secure Consummate contemporary quality and an impressive sense of space and light extend throughout the stylish 2-level interior of this exceptional residence. This brilliantly-appointed home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study/4th bedroom, stunning living and dining overlooking courtyard and remote-control parking, gourmet kitchen. Stroll to Bridge Road, Swan Street, parks and transport.

CALL Sam Wilkinson Rebecca Edwards

VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

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Single Level Stonnington Estate Lifestyle Superbly located in the heart of the Stonnington Estate is this immaculately presented solid brick 3 bedroom home set in delightful garden setting with a perfect blend of bedrooms and living areas.This quiet home offers spacious and bright open plan living opening onto peaceful rear garden with pool, separate dining with open ďŹ re place, modern granite kitchen with meals area, 3 bedrooms with BIR’s and secure parking for two cars via remote gates.

CALL Peter Kudelka Gary Ormrod

VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am & 5 - 5.30pm

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0400 169 148 0423 759 481

0418 319 439 0419 588 331


29 St Johns Avenue Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 1st December at 11am

17 Boronia Street Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 8th December at 2pm

Flooded with Natural Light Well presented within easy walk to Camberwell junction. Set on a compact allotment with 2 street frontages this one owner home designed by well known architect John Davey enjoys a very spacious entertaining area overlooking a charming garden. Downstairs bedroom with ensuite, central kitchen & large open plan dining & living area. Upstairs a 2nd bedroom, bathroom & spacious mezzanine study. Garaging off Trafalgar Road. Suit those scaling down or young professionals.

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

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

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Secure, Single-storey Success Enviably positioned in a prized lifestyle pocket near historic Maling Rd village, Canterbury Gardens, private schools and trains, this outstanding contemporary residence offers secure, single-storey living and alfresco entertaining. Opening to a leafy north-facing courtyard garden featuring retractable automatic awning, comprises 3 BRs (BIRs) including master with ensuite, main bathroom, living/dining, European kitchen, ducted heat, air-cond, Jetmaster gas ďŹ replace and remote control gates to OSP.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

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

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0408 753 877 0417 581 074

0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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1/8 Berkeley Street Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 10th December at 5pm

8/472 Glenferrie Road Hawthorn

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Sensational Space and Lush Surrounds Enjoy a Blue-chip Address Blessed with glorious garden outlooks thanks to a premier position in a boutique block, this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom unit offers a 1st class single-level lifestyle on Scotch Hill. Add your own contemporary touches or instantly enjoy the timeless trio of space, light and aspect revealed throughout the lovingly preserved, house-like dimensions with a lush central court-garden setting soothing centerpiece to generous lounge, large dining and ample kitchen/meals. Also heating, carport.

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

VIEW By Appointment

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“Netherton” - A Superb Scotch Hill Highlight This fabulous renovated Art Deco apartment delivers a perfectly quiet & comfortable ambience with delightful views. Nestled on the top floor featuring large older-style spaces & impressive character throughout a flexible floorplan of 2 generous bedrooms plus study/3rd bedroom. Offers light-filled living & dining with OFP, stylish kitchen & bathroom plus small balcony & carport on title. A superb low-maintenance opportunity near shopping, transport, parks & Kooyong Tennis Club.

CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken

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

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0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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24 Parkhill Road Kew

AUCTION Saturday 1st December at 1pm

4/45 Parkhill Road Kew

AUCTION Saturday 15th December at 1pm

Exceptional Edwardian Entertainer Attention to the finest detail, quality features and a stylish classical ambience are the hallmarks of this superbly renovated 3 bedroom Edwardian on a compact landscaped allotment. Secluded rear alfresco area with large entertainment deck and secure automatic gate off-street parking complement an exceptionally convenient lifestyle location near High St, restaurants, cafés, parks, schools and trams. Includes stunning Miele kitchen ducted heating/cooling, alarm and storage.

CALL Glenys Pitkin Judy Balloch

VIEW Thursday 3.30 - 4pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

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Peaceful & Private Garden Haven An exclusive low-maintenance lifestyle sanctuary in an established treed setting, this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom town residence with beautiful north-facing garden oasis is nestled to the rear in boutique ‘Parkhill Rise’. Tasteful contemporary enhancement complements excellent proportions for immediate enjoyment near High St trams and Victoria Park. Offers extensive living and dining, sunny patio and garden, stone kitchen, duct heating, air-cond, double auto garage.

CALL Sam Wilkinson Michael Liu

VIEW Thursday & Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

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0418 860 927 0408 753 877

0400 169 148 0402 699 076

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24 Blackburn Street Surrey Hills

AUCTION Saturday 8th December at 11am

2 Foch Street Box Hill South

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Al Fresco Living and Entertaining Made Easy This handsome home is all set for you to enjoy its stylishly attired spaces and easy-going nature. In a family-convenient pocket near train, tram, Surrey Hills and Mont Albert cafes, parks and playgrounds, this immaculate home offers a relaxed, sun-ďŹ lled interior featuring spacious formal living/dining, superb casual areas (Stone Kitchen/WI pantry) and leafy entertainer’s deck amid lushly lawned north garden. With 3 bedrooms (main/semi-ensuite), stylish study area and bathroom.

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

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Smart Style for Today Plus Bonus Space for Tomorrow Style, comfort and scope form a compelling trio in this delightful 3 bedroom home poised to quiet perfection on substantial land (678sqm approx) with bus, Box Hill Golf Course and quality schools nearby. The stylishly attired, sun-?ooded layout features lovely open-plan living areas and smart modern kitchen whilst a deep garden deck overlooks generous level gardens that create an idyllic blank canvas for extension or perhaps an additional rear dwelling (STCA).

CALL Richard Spratt

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

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0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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76 Arthurs Seat Road Red Hill

PRIVATE SALE

Residence 2, 1 Walsh Street South Yarra

Fabulous Family Farm Located on a very private 25 acres approx. is this superbly renovated home comprising main bedroom with en suite, three further bedrooms and second bathroom, modern kitchen, spacious light filled living room with open jetmaster fireplace and French doors opening onto a large deck ideal for outdoor entertaining. The house has lovely views over the garden and paddocks. Featuring 85 tree olive grove, 2.5 acre approx. vineyard and separate office and guest accommodation with en suite.

CALL Tom Barr Smith Prue McLaughlin

VIEW Sunday 12 - 12.30pm

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0438 368 020 0417 389 006

Located in this enviable location opposite Fawkner Park and only moments to the Botanic Gardens is this ground floor two bedroom, two bathroom apartment in this boutique block of 8, highlighted by a wonderful courtyard garden and double garage.

AUCTION Saturday 1st December at 12noon

VIEW Wed 2 - 2.30pm, Thurs 12 12.30pm

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CALL Tom Staughton Michael Gibson

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HAWTHORN 46 Berkeley Street

CLAREMONT - unrivalled refinement on Scotch Hill This spectacular modern residence, designed and built to the most exacting standards of style and quality, creates a superb context for living and entertaining, enhanced by an elevated allotment of some 1145sqm high on Scotch Hill. Substantial, sophisticated formal Living and Dining domains are matched by huge, family friendly informal spaces that include a beautifully appointed Kitchen, featuring imported German joinery, a granite bar and cellar. Beyond, a gracious terrace and precisely landscaped north westerly gardens ensure indoor allure is complemented by outdoor elegance. A large 90 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

Study/Library and 2 Bedrooms, each with ensuite, complete downstairs dimensions. Upstairs a vast main Bedroom with dressing room, superb ensuite and retreat opens to a stunning terrace that sees the city. State-ofthe-art surround sound entertainment system, complete home automation, sub floor hydronic heating, industrial capacity air-conditioning, 10,000L stainless steel water tank and secure basement garage are amongst this elite residence´s comprehensive luxury list.


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Contact Jacinta Tatti 0409 514 893 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Paul Keane 0419 330 571

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Townhouse excellence in the counties estate 1 of only 2, this exclusive town residence´s refined formal entertaining spaces and inviting everyday dimensions are complemented by a north facing courtyard and stylish granite Kitchen. Above 3 Bedrooms, main with ensuite, are each enhanced by reverse cycle heating/cooling. Zoned to Canterbury Primary School, close to several leading secondary schools.

Auction Inspect

Saturday 8th December at 10am Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Mark Read 0402 215 841 Greg Bowring 0400 641 580 Richard James 0408 751 189

Office

Balwyn 9831 2800 jelliscraig.com.au

Balwyn north 36 tuxen Street 1012sqm (approx) of opportunity in the Exclusive Balwyn high Zone Majestically perched atop an enviable elevated position in one of Balwyn North’s most exclusive streets, this magnificent property packages commanding city views with creative updated interiors complemented by character features on a sizeable 1,012sqm (approx.) allotment. A showcase for entertaining and lifestyle, it offers a beautiful living options including entertainers’ balcony and three well-appointed bedrooms. With scope to further develop (STCA), this is an outstanding opportunity to join the premier enclave of Balwyn North offering fantastic access to Balwyn North Village and some of Melbourne’s finest public and private schools. 118 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

Tuesday 18th December at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $1,500,000 Thu, Sat & Sun 12.30-1pm Photo ID required Jack Li 0430 133 425 James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888

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Harkaway 75 Baker road “Taliesin” - a Family Haven on 23 acres Architecturally inspired, Taliesin creates a home that blends harmoniously with its environs. Offering zoned family living, the grand room forms the everyday living space. The formal living Tuesday 18th December 2012 at 6pm (unless sold prior) room is simply stunning and offers a wonderful space to entertain family and friends. A guest INSPECT By Appointment Only suite offers two bedrooms and a bathroom and counterpoints the children’s wing with two further Photo ID required bedrooms and a bathroom, whilst upstairs the master suite enjoys an ensuite and separate MELWAYS 109 D12 retreat/studio. Outside, a sparkling in-ground pool adjoins a large north facing court yard and nearby the floodlit tennis court completes the package. A large barn is home to tractors and CONTACT Paul Dabb 0413 156 280 Richard Davis 0414 874 836 OFFICE 0000 OFFICE 0000 0000 OFFICE 0000 0000 all things rural.0000 A unique lifestyle in one of the regions most tightly held pockets. For more Berwick 9707 1400 Addressvisit www.75bakerroad.com Address Address information 1300

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First time OFFered in 41 Years This grand Victorian terrace home retains considerable 19th century character. Complemented by its privileged East Melbourne position as part of Historic “Canterbury Terrace”. Enjoy the advantage of rear lane access to a secure double LUG, endless possibilities for renovating & re-modelling. Formal reception rooms lead to a separate breakfast room & the east facing kitchen situated above a lower level sitting room which opens to the paved courtyard garden. Upstairs, a main bedroom with balcony, 2 further bedrooms & bathroom with scope to enhance. Under instructions from State Trustees.

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auctiOn Saturday 15th December 11:00am View Thursday 29th November 2-2:30pm Saturday 1st December 2-2:30pm cOntact Paul Caine 0407 393 900 OFFice 370 Albert St, East Melbourne

caine.com.au

(03) 8413 8000 Auction

Friday 14 December 2012 at 2:00 pm

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Heavenly OutlOOk Over tree-tOps A remarkable apartment with two spacious bedrooms adjoining bathroom, and an open plan living/dining area that opens to the park facing balcony. Also includes ducted heating, security entry, and ample storage inside and out. Additional facilities in the complex include: Pool, Gym, Spa and Sauna, together with access to the Lord Wellington Club - a resort facility for more formal entertaining.

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B1 C2 auctiOn Saturday 1st December at 12 noon view Saturday 11:30-12 cOntact Paul Caine 0407 393 900 Alana Coleman 0447 393 012 Office 370 Albert St, East Melbourne

(03) 8413 8000

637 Glenferrie Road (Cnr Lynch Street), Hawthorn • Rental $159,000 pa plus GST • Fixed 3.5% annual increases Paul Farrelly 0418 358 998 www.sutherlandfarrelly.com.au

• Term: 5+5+5+5 years • Vibrant retail hub Michael Major 0412 471 775 43 Agnes St East Melbourne

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RICHMOND 140 swan street HERITAGE WAREHOUSE APARTMENTS Acknowledge the past and embrace the future. Achieve the modern within the old. Dimmeys is changing and so are you. Just 15 opportunities exist to be part of the exciting transformation that is occurring at Dimmeys. The first floor of this landmark Melbourne store is set to become superbly designed apartments, where the old is in harmony with the new. Apartments full of character, space and natural light achieved through the heritage of large arched windows, high ceilings and fully restored, original timber flooring, the kind of features which can only be found in a building with the age and rich history that is Dimmeys. Huge sTAMp DuTy sAvings AvAilAble.

Fitzroy Icon - The Essence of Gertrude St Landmark building situated in one of Melbourne’s most sought-after precincts. > 4 separate tenancies on secure long term leases > Current income $246,480 pa + GST + Outgointgs > Superb corner position with north-facing aspect > Land size: 394 sqm (approx) > Building size: 688sqm (approx) > Zoned : Business 1 > Excellent investment opportunity

PRIVATE SALE INSPECTION Wed 2-3 pm & sat 1 Dec 2.30-4 pm, sun 2 Dec 10-11 am PRICE GUIDE $495,000-$950,000 205 brunswick st, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 OFFICE luke Chisholm 0439 392 887 CONTACT Roland paterson 0417 367 997

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BALWYN NORTH 18 June Avenue This elegant brand new French Provincial inspired home of grand proportions constructed with a commitment to quality, luxurious appointments providing unparalleled entertaining spaces. Perfectly situated for families within the Balwyn High zone, close to Greythorn Park, Boroondara Sports Complex, shopping/ transport options and easy access to EastLink. Set in designer landscaped gardens with a light filled interior comprising a downstairs guest bedroom+ensuite, sitting or movie room and laundry flanking the wide central tiled hallway leading to a stunning open-plan informal living domain incorporating a state-of-the art Miele kitchen with Butlers pantry opening through concertina doors to a superb covered alfresco area with built-in barbeque. Upstairs has a retreat, 4 bedrooms, generous master bedroom with retreat/balcony, dressing room+ensuite, leisure retreat & 3 bedrooms with WIRs+2 ensuites. Features include security, internal intercom, LED lighting throughout, CaesarStone bench-tops, Italian crystal chandeliers, internet cabling in every room, gasFP, d/heating, cooling & vacuum, remote/gates/dble garage with internal access. Land Size: 970sqm/10,441sqft approx

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 | James Tostevin 0417 003 333

Web

www.18juneavenuebalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 2/25 Tintern Avenue Breathtaking ground level boutique garden residence showcases unforgettable indoor and outdoor dimensions. The finest European traditions are reflected through oak parquetry foyer, sumptuous living/dining room (gas log fireplace), bespoke marble Miele kitchen, opulent main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), second bedroom (en-suite/BIR) and study/3rd bedroom (en-suite/BIR) all opening to 4 Jack Merlo designed north-west facing courtyards. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, irrigation, C-bus and 3xbasement carparks.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 4th December at 5pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Web

www.2-25tinternavenuetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 3/22a Mercer Road The impressive dimensions of this spectacular brand new Nicholas Day designed residence showcase the latest in contemporary style and luxury through stunning living/ dining room, inviting sitting room and sublime Miele kitchen all opening to north-facing terrace. Ground level main bedroom with lavish en-suite/WIR is accompanied by two further bedrooms, designer bathroom, retreat and north facing balcony. Features American oak floors, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, alarm, video intercom, powderroom, double garage & auto gates.

Private Sale

$2,350,000

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Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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Web

www.3-22amercerroadarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 7 Dorrington Avenue This captivating c1920´s residence´s impressive family spaces perfectly encapsulate the quintessential Dorrington Estate lifestyle. Elegant sitting and magnificent dining rooms are matched by equally spacious family/living room and sensational granite kitchen opening to beautiful northfacing garden with heated pool and spa. Main bedroom (ensuite/WIR) is complemented by three good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, powder-room, retreat, billiard/rumpus room and roof terrace. Features hydronic heating, RC/airconditioner and double garage. Land 1026sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Web

www.7dorringtonavenuegleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 36 Davis Avenue Located on one of South Yarra´s most sought after Avenues, the French style of romance and refinement are beautifully expressed throughout this double fronted Victorian. Three double bedrooms complemented by two beautifully appointed ensuites and a bright family bathroom lead to an atrium that basks in pure natural light. Beyond, superb spaces for living, dining and entertaining are accompanied by an open plan kitchen with a French influence opening to a charming sandstone courtyard. Security/Surveillance system & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664

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Web

www.36davisavenuesouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 6 Logan Street Set on a magnificent sweeping allotment close to Maling Road this landmark Federation residence showcases the grandeur & graciousness of its era with classic period features matched to living areas & zoned accommodation befitting today´s lifestyle. Comprising elegant hall, formal/ informal living & dining rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry, renovated kitchen, outdoor entertaining area. Includes alarm, timber over-mantels+ OFPs, d/heating/ cooling, landscaping, original stables/storage, auto gates to period style triple carport. Land:1,945sqm/20,936sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.6loganstreetcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 41 Fawkner Street Stunning Victorian residence showcases classic elegance and ultra stylish contemporary aesthetics to create a captivating inner urban domain. Hardwood floors and ornate ceilings combine through arched hallway to sitting room (OFP), state of the art kitchen and sensational living/dining opening to north-facing courtyard. Three bedrooms with stylish ensuites/BIRs - the main bedroom with north-facing balcony and spacious retreat/study. Features ducted heating, split system air conditioner, alarm, laundry, auto gates and OSP.

Auction

Wednesday 5th December at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Web

www.41fawknerstreetsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 21 Brunel Street Spectacular brand new Hedgeley Dene residence showcases impressive proportions, understated luxury and the finest finishes. Wide European oak floors and 3m ceilings are introduced through hallway to study, generous sitting room, expansive living and dining with premium Miele kitchen with butler´s pantry opening to a covered terrace and northfacing garden. Main bedroom (marble en-suite/WIR) is complemented by three double bedrooms (BIRs), marble bathroom and retreat. Features heating/cooling, alarm, powder-room, double garage and auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Web

www.21brunelstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAK 3 Power Avenue This stately c1936 family residence´s charm, gracious proportions and enchanting northwest gardens (910sqm approx.) provide scope for a renovation or possible new home site (STCA). Ornate ceilings distinguish spacious formal living/dining room (OFP) with balcony, three bedrooms, bathroom, den and well equipped kitchen. Below, parquetry flooring flows through second living (OFP), 4th bedroom, study or 5th bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. Features ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, powder-room, cellar and garage.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 10.30am

Inspect

By Appointment Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.3poweravenuetoorak.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 35 Chrystobel Crescent Showcasing impressively proportioned spaces, elegant period character & north-facing rear garden with ROW, this Arts & Crafts-inspired residence presents a rare opportunity in a prestigious Grace Park Estate dress circle position. This 4 bedroom home has comfortably evolved merging modern appointments with Art Nouveau features near leading schools and Glenferrie Rd. Offering sitting room, living room, dining to alfresco area, gourmet kitchen, hydronic heating, alarm, decorative ceilings. Unique potential for family excellence. Land: 670sqm / 7,210sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Web

www.35chrystobelcrescenthawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 7 Parslow Street This classically styled residence´s timeless design and generous proportions provide significant appeal for every stage of family life. Natural light streams through inviting sitting room, study, formal dining, main bedroom (en-suite/ WIRs), four further bedrooms (two with en-suites), two additional bathrooms and large retreat. The generous living/ dining areas with Gaggenau kitchen and butler´s pantry open to a covered terrace and northwest garden. Features heating/cooling and double garage. Land: 706sqm/7,600sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.7parslowstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 62 Kerferd Street The grand scale, gracious elegance and prized Gascoigne Estate location showcased by this c1900 Edwardian residence highlight not only its immediate comfort but its significant potential (STCA). Exceptional proportions distinguish the entrance foyer, study, magnificent sitting room (marble OFP), elegant formal dining, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, large capable kitchen, casual dining and generous living opening to the picturesque garden. Features ducted heating, ducted vacuum, laundry, 53m licensed bore with pump, sheds and garage. Land: 1003sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 1.30pm (unless sold prior)

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Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm Saturday 1-1.30pm (by appointment at advertised times)

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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Web

www.62kerferdstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 2C Fordholm Road This substantial and stylish 5 bedroom home ideal for family living and entertaining is situated within minutes of Scotch College, Riversdale Road tram, and only a short walk to the delights of Fairview Park and the Yarra River. Accommodation includes formal sitting and dining, study/ 5th bedroom, fully equipped kitchen overlooking meals area and family room leading to north facing patio and private rear garden. This is a fantastic home in a sensational location with a host a fine schools, Glenferrie Road shops, on a choice allotment of 708sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Web

www.2cfordholmroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 9 Bonfield Avenue Sensational 3 year old corner residence combines European inspired elegance with stunning designer style near Anderson Park. The oak parquetry hallway flows through to beautiful formal sitting room, gourmet Bosch kitchen and living/dining room (gas log fireplace) opening to northfacing deck and garden. Downstairs main bedroom (en-suite/ WIR) is accompanied upstairs by two further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, retreat and sun terrace. Features heating/ cooling, alarm, powder-room, ducted vacuum, cellar and basement double garage.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Web

www.9bonfieldavenuehawthorneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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KEW 27 Barrington Avenue This elegant Edwardian enjoys an exceptionally generous allotment (836 sqm) approximately, enhanced by north westerly rear aspects with hardly another house in sight. Entirely comfortable current day spaces lead to the deep, wide garden backdrop, easily able to accommodate a contemporary extension and still leave ample outdoor dimensions close to the list of leading schools that makes Kew such a desirable family destination. Wide tree lined street, garage and rear lane access. Irresistible appeal - past, present and future.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Mark Dayman 0409 342 462

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Web

www.27barringtonavenuekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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FITZROY NORTH 68 Freeman Street A secluded inner-city sanctuary with parkland views directly into the historic Edinburgh Gardens, this idyllic doublefronted Victorian embodies versatile living near Queens Pde, Brunswick St, schools & trams. A 508sqm approx. allotment with landscaped front & rear gardens is a beautiful & secure setting for a delightful indoor/outdoor lifestyle. A flexible floorplan includes 4 bedrooms (main with WIR and ensuite), separate sunny artist´s studio with bathroom (possible office or apartment), kitchen/family room with Smeg/Miele appliances & conservatory dining to alfresco patio.

Auction

Saturday 8th December 4.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3.45-4.30pm

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Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.68freemanstreetfitzroynorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Conj

Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128

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KEW 5 Goldthorns Avenue Offering enduring family appeal in a lush garden setting this attractive 1940s English-style residence features a northfacing family living area with full-height windows providing lovely garden vistas and opening to a deck complemented by an elegant sitting room, adjacent dining area, 4 bedrooms, 2 renovated bathrooms, stylish central kitchen with Bosch S/S appliances, laundry and circular staircase to a downstairs study and internal access to a double garage. Features include alarm, d/heating/cooling, u/house bladder tank. Land Size: 827sqm/8,901sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Web

www.5goldthornsavenuekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 22 Kent Street This deceptively spacious Edwardian home c1910 is complemented by attractive period characteristics matched with stylish renovations and a two-storey extension featuring an arched Baltic Pine hallway, sitting room, four bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), two bathrooms (1+laundry), retreat/study area, smart timber & Euro kitchen (WIP) with living/dining, wide deck, private garden and recreation room or office. Features include Plantation shutters, ducted heating, evap. cooling (upstairs), R/C air-conditioner, OFPs, rear lane access.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.22kentstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 25 Finlayson Street Irresistible Edwardian elegance has been brilliantly merged with the latest in designer style to create this breathtaking family domain. Exceptional attention to detail is showcased through American oak hallway, formal sitting room (OFP), study, main bedroom (OFP) with lavish en-suite/WIR, four further bedrooms (WIRs/BIR), two family bathrooms and playroom. Sensational living/dining and state of the art Ilve kitchen with butler´s pantry opens to picturesque northeast garden. Features heating/cooling, alarm, cellar, auto gates and carport. Land: 657sqm/7,070sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.25finlaysonstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 17 Soudan Street Designed by award winning architects BKK, the spectacular extension of this classic c1890´s solid brick Victorian residence has produced an unforgettable family home. Arched Baltic pine hallway introduces sitting room with study nook, main bedroom with stunning en-suite/BIR, three further bedrooms (BIRs), designer bathroom, state of the art European kitchen and sensational living/dining areas opening to a striking covered deck and northeast garden. Features 5 OFPs, heating/cooling, alarm, water tank, irrigation and garage.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Web

www.17soudanstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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PRAHRAN 41 Eastbourne Street The distinctive innovative JCB design of this contemporary residence makes a striking statement in style while also delivering supremely effective indoor/outdoor living from tranquil sitting room through to generously proportioned living/dining with state of the art kitchen opening to stunning north facing terrace with heated pool. The main bedroom (BIR and balcony) is accompanied by two further bedrooms (1BIR) and designer bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, audio wiring, powder-room, Eurolaundry, OSP and gates.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614

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Web

www.41eastbournestreetprahran.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 12 Amy Street A most attractive Californian Bungalow style family home offering five bedrooms, four flexible living zones and providing excellent home entertaining with a large inground pool set in a private landscaped garden, and a large double garage with storage and adjoining home gym. Quiet location near primary schools, parkland, train & tram. Corner allotment on Land 632sqm (15.96 x 39.44m) approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.12amystreetcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SOUTH YARRA 135 & 141 Alexandra Avenue Impressively situated in a prime South Yarra location opposite the Yarra, these 2 adjoining blocks of c1930´s maisonettes with separate titles on exceptionally deep allotments measuring 633sqm (No. 135) & 630sqm (No. 141) approx represent outstanding opportunities. Brilliant as either a lucrative investment with each block comprising 2 whole floor 2-bedroom apartments or as a sensational site to build a luxurious new apartment development (STCA). All apartments offer immediate comfort with three having been previously refurbished. Incl 4 garages.

Expressions of Interest Close Thursday 6th December at 5pm

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Inspect

By Appointment

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Sophie Minister 0417 118 178

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Web

www.135-141alexandraavenuesouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 40 Guildford Road Set in gorgeous gardens with lofty mature trees this beautiful Victorian residence c1890 boasts a sought-after Surrey Hills location with an interior featuring Baltic Pine floors, arched hallway flowing past 4 bedrooms, main (bay window, WIR+ensuite), study, sitting room, laundry, powder room & family bathroom to a full-width open-plan living, dining and Bosch kitchen all opening to a wide deck providing ample scope for living and entertaining family and friends. Features include d/heating, OFPs, w/tank, workshop/ storage & OSP. Land Size: 1,012sqm/10,893sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.40guildfordroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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7 SOMERS AVENUE MALVERN - STONINGTON ESTATE thenorfolkapartments.com.au LIMITED EDITION LUXURY - In Malvernâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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ARMADALE 34D Rose Street Perfectly situated in the coveted Munro Estate near Beatty Ave shops and cafes, this enticing Arts and Crafts style single level c1930´s residence provides inviting space and comfort to immediately enjoy while considering scope to further modernize. Stylish dark timber floors and high ceilings distinguish the hallway flowing past three double bedrooms and bathroom to generous living room (OFP), spacious kitchen with meals area and sun-room opening to northeast garden. Features ducted heating, laundry and secure OSP.

Auction

Thursday 6th December at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Web

www.34drosestreetarmadale.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 4 Anson Court This well designed contemporary residence tucked away in a quiet, family-focused cul-de-sac featuring a striking rendered facade, zoned living, hallway, study/5th bedroom, 4 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), sitting room plus a fabulous family lifestyle precinct with generous open-plan living/ dining & stylish granite/Euro kitchen overlooking expansive northern deck; home theatre, laundry, family bathroom, study area. Features include video intercom ducted heating/ cooling, ample storage, 9,000ltr w/tanks, shed & remote/dble garage. Land Size: 613sqm/6,598sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.4ansoncourtashburton.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ASHBURTON 3 Chamberlain Street The undeniable appeal of this light-filled family residence´s stylish dimensions is further enhanced by equally irresistible north-facing garden surrounds. Both the generous formal sitting and sun-drenched living/dining area with stylish kitchen and study nook open to wide decks and the lush deep private garden. The main bedroom with en-suite, private courtyard and 2WIRs is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and second bathroom. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioner, laundry and double carport. Land: 664sqm/7,150sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.3chamberlainstreetashburton.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN 22 Bevan Street Deceptively spacious Architect designed family residence in quiet cul-de-sac with light-filled interior comprising study, formal living & dining plus a modern open-plan timber/Euro kitchen, informal dining/ living & third living room with kitchenette all overlooking a garden and leafy outdoor entertaining area with vine clad pergola; three bedrooms, main ensuite/WIR, two zoned bedrooms with family bathroom & laundry. Features include ducted heating/ cooling, easy care gardens, remote double (I/A), off-street parking.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.22bevanstreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN 28 Hardwicke Street This charming renovated/extended Californian Bungalow set in a leafy garden with mature trees & enviably located in the Balwyn High zone features dark stained timber floors, four bedrooms (main/ensuite), three upstairs plus a bathroom, sitting room, light-filled central Granite+Euro kitchen/meals with sky dome, formal dining, laundry & two informal living areas one with adjoining bathroom & one opening to the garden & s/heated I/G pool. Features include d/heating, OFPs, R/C air-conditioners, r/storage, cellar, w/ tanks, dual OSP. Land size 717sqm/7,718sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.28hardwickestreetbalwyn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 5 Gardenia Road Take advantage of this sprawling 828sqm (approx) allotment and create your dream. Perfectly positioned to enjoy sweeping parkland views over the rear fence, walk to Greythorn Village and many transport options or Westfield Doncaster is only a short drive away. The current 3 bedroom 1950´s weatherboard is comfortable but offers scope for enhancement or utilise this expansive site to build a new home or re-develop with a selection of townhouses (subject to council approval).

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Web

www.5gardeniaroadbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 14 Macedon Avenue Generously proportioned this classic two-storey contemporary residence situated in the prized Balwyn High zone comprises marble tiled entrance, elegant formal living room (OFP) & dining room, study, powder room & laundry. An extensive family living domain features a Bay window, Tasmanian Oak kitchen, Brush Box floors opens to a private garden with alfresco area & s/heated in-ground pool. A circular staircase leads to an expansive retreat, 4 bedrooms (main/ensuite/WIR), family bathroom & views. Includes alarm, d/heating/cooling/vacuum, rem/dble/garage (I/A)

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.14macedonavenuebalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 81 Mountain View Road This attractive clinker brick home in the Balwyn High zone offers a flexible and light-filled interior over 2 levels enhanced by stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows plus sitting room (bay window, OFP) separate dining , 4 bedrooms (main/ensuite), one downstairs with retreat study area, 2 family bathrooms, laundry & powder room. A modern well-equipped kitchen, informal dining+ living flows to a deck and stairs to the lower level. Features include alarm, d/heating/cooling, storeroom+cellar, remote/ dble garage.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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Web

www.81mountainviewroadbalwynnorth.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 19 Callanish Road Merely steps from Lynden Park and coveted Hartwell Primary School, this pretty as a picture 3 bedroom/ 2 living period home has been freshly renovated and updated to fulfill stylish family living priorities in a peaceful, easily managed setting close to Hartwell Village shops and Toorak Road trams. Embraced by a broad front garden, triple fronted proportions combine high decorative ceilings with extended open plan dimensions flowing to a private alfresco deck and northern entertainers garden. Timber floors, carport, OSPx2. Land: 532sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 2 -2.30pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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Web

www.19callanishroadcamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 571 Whitehorse Road An enchanting high walled front garden conceals this private and peaceful 1920s Californian Bungalow which enjoys a secluded & preferred north-facing rear aspect. located near a range of shops, cafes, fine schools, tram and Beckett Park; this charming home presents a wide entrance hallway, 3 bedrooms or 2 plus study, generously proportioned lounge and separate formal dining room that are complemented by lovely period features, bright family bathroom and an updated kitchen. Offers scope for further enhancement (STCA). Land: 17.3M X 39.8M / 693sqm Approx

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.571whitehorseroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 2/27 Glencairn Avenue Enjoying a secluded location, this brand new residence showcases quality finishes & the latest in contemporary style. European oak floors flow from the entrance hall to generous north-facing living & dining room with a kitchen boasting Caeserstone benches & Miele appliances opening to a deck & private north-facing garden. The ground level main bedroom with ens & WIR & spacious study are matched upstairs by 2 further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom with TV & large rumpus or home cinema. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video-intercom, powder-room & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Web

www.2-27glencairnavenuecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 1A Crown Avenue A superbly located very comfortable family home ideally located on the high side of this elevated street with sweeping district views and excellent Northern sunshine in the rear gardens. Comp. 4 bedrms, 2.5 baths, large formal sitting room, family room & meals area, a children´s´ play room and external studio. Land Size: 606sqm approx North facing block with potential city views.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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Web

www.1acrownavenuecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 6 Orange Grove Captivating family home features lovely period attributes blended perfectly with a 2-storey contemporary extension comprising formal living & dining, 4 bedrooms (main/ ensuite), retreat/study, well-equipped kitchen with generous informal dining /living overlooking a nth-west facing paved entertaining area & leafy garden. Includes Euro appliances, d/heating, R/C air-conditioners, carport+OSP. Land Size: 766sqm/8,245sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 12pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.6orangegrovecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CAMBERWELL 2/14 Rowell Avenue Impeccably maintained rear Villa Unit in a quiet, private and secure cul-de-sac position in the leafy Sunnyside Estate precinct. Benefitting from a northern orientation it comprises polished floors, generous living/dining room with well-appointed granite/Technika S/S kitchen spilling out to a sun drenched deck & courtyard garden; plus 3 bedrooms or 2+study, updated sky-lit bathroom & Euro laundry. Also includes video intercom, alarm, d/heating/cooling, gas mains B/Bque, w/tank, dble carport+storage & rear lane access.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

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Web

www.2-14rowellavenuecamberwell.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CANTERBURY 79 Wattle Valley Road Attractive period home featuring spacious zoned family living/entertaining areas over three levels with a superb family domain including a Smeg/stone kitchen cathedral ceilings & huge glass sliding doors opening on to a large deck that overlooks a solar heated in-ground pool plus a formal sitting room (OFP), retreat & teenage study area, five bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, two family bathrooms & separate laundry. Features include alarm, hydronic heating, R/C air-conditioners, carport+tandem OSP. Located close Maling Road, schools, parks & transport.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

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Web

www.79wattlevalleyroadcanterbury.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 195 Burke Road (Cnr Netherlee Street) A position that boasts Central Park, several premier schools, trams, trains and even Harold Holt Swimming Centre all within meters certainly presents some powerful advantages for this spotless 4 bedroom/ 3 living residence. Immediately enjoy these prized amenities with impeccably presented interiors offering scope to renovate/ reconfigure if or whenever desired (STCA) utilising a 435sqm approx corner site with second frontage to Netherlee Street. Currently configured as consulting rooms with residence. Remote garage/ OSP.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Web

www.195burkeroadgleniris.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 14 Percy Street This instantly appealing double fronted Victorian home close to Glenferrie Road is set on a generous landscaped allotment enhanced by a super living domain incorporating a stylish kitchen/dining & living room, wide deck and private garden with mature trees. Complemented by classic period features, arched hallway, 3 bedrooms main with WIR/ensuite access to bathroom+Euro laundry, sitting room & external study/ retreat/office. Features include alarm, d/heating, polished timber floors, air-conditioner (living area), OSP/ROW.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.14percystreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 11 Percy Street A picket fence and pretty rose garden introduces this gorgeous Victorian single fronted freestanding cottage close to Glenferrie Road in the heart of Hawthorn comprising double arched hallway, 3 bedrooms or 2+study, main/ ensuite, sparkling bathroom+Euro laundry, superb kitchen/ dining/living, sandstone courtyard with shade sail. Includes alarm, Plantation shutters, ducted heating, polished timber floors, granite benchtops, Euro S/S appliances, roof storage, split-system R/C air-conditioners, remote/OSP with rear access.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.11percystreethawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 69 The Boulevard This impressive and picturesque 1930´s brick residence is enviably situated in the prized Urquhart Estate featuring decorative period characteristics, sunny north-facing informal living room and stylish kitchen overlooking a landscaped garden designed by Andrew Renn with entertaining area, polished timber floors, elegant sitting room (OFP), separate dining, study, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ ensuite & 2 upstairs with family bathroom; powder room, Euro laundry. Includes video intercom, security system, Hydronic heating, roof storage, auto gates+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Web

www.69theboulevardhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 48 Barrington Avenue A premier, tree lined position that places coveted schools, transport options, renowned shopping and parkland all within walking proximity highlights the certain family success of this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom single level home. Arranged around a central Japanese inspired atrium, beautifully private modern proportions are enhanced by abundant natural light, a covered alfresco entertaining deck and solar heated pool/ spa. Slab heating, reverse cycle heating/cooling, alarm, ducted vacuum, water tank, double garage, OSP. Land: 641sqm/6,900sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Web

www.48barringtonavenuekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 5 Campbell Street A magnificent plane tree setting just metres to parkland, this superbly renovated residence provides enviable environs for the active family on a low-maintenance established garden allotment. A cleverly zoned four bedroom, two bathroom home with upstairs parents retreat (main bedroom, spa bathroom and office/lounge room), family living and dining to deck, rumpus/TV room and granite kitchen. Featuring laundry, ducted heating, air-conditioning, wood heater, polished floorboards, plantation shutters, abundant storage, rainwater tank and off-street parking.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Web

www.5campbellstreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 7 Foley Street Beautiful private garden vistas enhance the inviting character and style of Bellagio c1886; an attractive three bedroom Victorian only footsteps from Foley Reserve. Oriented to the north and bursting with charm, this tastefully renovated residence is brilliantly appointed for secluded, quality modern living featuring hydronic heating, air-conditioning, attic, sitting room, dining room, living room to alfresco area, kitchen/meals (European appliances, butler´s pantry), bathroom, shower room & workshop. Walk to schools and Kew Junction.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday from 12pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Web

www.7foleystreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 4 Gladstone Street Conveniently situated close to Kew Junction, Recreation Centre, transport, parks and EastLink access highlights this outstanding renovation or development opportunity (STCA). The existing period home in comfortable order features leadlight windows and accommodation comprising entrance hall, living room with air-conditioner & gas heater, second living or dining with gas heater, three bedrooms, original kitchen/meals (WIP), modern period-style bathroom, external laundry+storeroom with separate WC and garage+carport.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Web

www.4gladstonestreetkew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW 18 St Anthonys Place Nestled peacefully in an exclusive cul-de-sac development, this superb single-storey town residence with north-facing rear garden presents the perfect downsizing opportunity. Tucked away behind Alexandra Gardens moments to Kew Junction and Glenferrie Road; enjoy the wonderful community atmosphere of a secure, quality lifestyle complex with this spacious freestanding home. Comprises two bedrooms (main ensuite), study or 3rd bedroom, living room (OFP), dining room, lounge/TV area, well-appointed kitchen and auto garage.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Web

www.18stanthonysplacekew.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW EAST 48 Westbrook Street Impeccable attention to detail defines this elegant modern home where impressive proportions are complemented by Dandenong Ranges views and 2 entertainers gardens. Offered for the first time, 4 bedroom/ 4 living accommodation includes St George appointed kitchen, downstairs guest bedroom with ensuite/ WIR, large main bedroom with fitted WIR/double ensuite with spa. Abundant built in storage, intercom entry, alarm, remote double garage, OSP. Walk to High Street shops tram, bus, Hays Paddock and schools.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

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

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Web

www.48westbrookstreetkeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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KEW EAST 50 Willow Grove A rare opening in the exclusive Yarra River golf courses precinct, this classic three bedroom mid-century residence is comfortably appointed, brimming with retro features and bursting with potential on a large 724sqm approx block. Modernist-inspired design elements merge with a flexible, functional layout inviting stylish renovation or rebuilding (STCA) in this highly sought-after lifestyle pocket with parklands, bushland trails and golf links at the doorstep. Close to schools, High Street shopping and transport.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 4-4.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Web

www.50willowgrovekeweast.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 9 Meredith Street Superb architectural spaces by Alan Powell and a northern landscaped garden enjoy extraordinary peace, privacy and natural light. Built for the current family in 1988. Generous single level 3 bedroom accommodation includes 3 separate living domains, x1 OFP, open plan kitchen, large main bedroom with ensuite, BIRs and own courtyard garden. Alfresco entertaining, remote double garage, OSP. Walk to Malvern Village shops/cafes, trams, trains. Would benefit from a cosmetic upgrade. Land size 635 sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Web

www.9meredithstreetmalvern.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 17 Hyslop Parade The clean lines, striking façade & quality finishes defines this stylish family residence with a spacious interior featuring wide hallway, study/sitting, 4 bedrooms, 2 with ensuites, main/dressing room, family bathroom, p/room, laundry, huge retreat plus expansive family domain with state-of-the-art kitchen (Butler´s pantry) and informal dining/living room opening to a covered alfresco area with water feature & wood fire pizza oven. Includes intercom, alarm, Hydronic heating, d/cooling & vacuum, rem/dble garage (I/A). Land: 591sqm/6,360sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Web

www.17hyslopparademalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 4 Lang Court A tranquil setting in a leafy cul de sac highlights the appeal of this single level c1960´s brick residence´s immaculate light-filled dimensions while its deep northwest allotment illustrates its potential to extend or rebuild (STCA). Timber floors flow through generous living room, four good sized bedrooms, two bathrooms, inviting dining area and superb gourmet European kitchen boasting stone benches opening to covered BBQ terrace and northwest garden. Features ducted heating, alarm, garage and carport. Land: 588sqm/6,327sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday from 12pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Web

www.4langcourtmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 1 Tennyson Street Executors Auction. Charming Ardrie Estate Edwardian residence within a deep northwest corner allotment offers outstanding scope to renovate, rebuild or develop (STCA). High ceilings and leadlight windows characterize the hallway, generous formal living room, bright formal dining (OFP), 3 bedrooms (2OFPs) and bathroom. The light-filled well-equipped kitchen with casual dining area opens to the deep northwest garden offering plenty of scope for extending. Features ducted heating, air-con, laundry, original garage & out-house. Land: 524sqm/5,652sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Web

www.1tennysonstreetmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 8 Warley Road This exceptional Edwardian is essentially a sensational brand new ´single level townhouse alternative´ behind a classical façade. A perfectionist´s approach to quality defines north facing living/dining areas accompanied by two inviting decked domains and a superb Ilve equipped kitchen while above, the designer dimensions of a mezzanine retreat take the appeal to a whole new level. Great roof space storage, heating/cooling, elegant landscaping and automatic gates to carport. Close to Ardrie Park and Waverley Road trams. Land 396sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Web

www.8warleyroadmalverneast.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MELBOURNE 10A/29 Queens Road Commanding absolutely spectacular 180 degree views that encompass the city skyline, Albert Park Golf Course and Lake and Port Phillip Bay, this sensational apartment´s generously proportioned northwest oriented dimensions offer immediate lifestyle appeal in the exclusive, tightly held Sky building. Balconies surround expansive living/dining, well equipped kitchen with dining, main bedroom with en-suite/WIR, two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, video intercom, powder-room and 2xgarage plus heated pool and gym.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 2pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Mary Dowling 0438 098 888 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Web

www.10a-29queensroadmelbourne.com

Office

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SOUTH YARRA 7/206 Domain Road The elevated living area and inviting terrace of this beautifully renovated dual level residence offering uninterrupted views over the Royal Botanic Gardens ensuring visual allure matches modern luxury. A kitchen/dining area featuring parquetry floors, stone surfaces and Miele provides the perfect introduction to the light filled living domain and its sublime terrace views. Upstairs accommodation served by a marble bathroom includes a main bedroom enjoying its own superb sights. Car parking, storage cage.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Nicole French 0417 571 505 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

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www.7-206domainroadsouthyarra.com

Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 210 Mont Albert Road Defined by sophisticated style and wonderfully spacious proportions, this elegant contemporary home delivers generous four bedroom family accommodation in a landscaped low maintenance setting just minutes from leading independent schools, Chatham Primary School and both Surrey Hills and Balwyn Villages. Includes formal sitting, open plan living/ dining (OFP), smeg entertainer´s kitchen, downstairs main bedroom with WIR/ en suite. Recycled timber floors, stone finishes, alfresco deck, remote garaging and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Ericka Wong 0411 472 849

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www.210montalbertroadsurreyhills.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 509/81-85 Riversdale Road Spectacular views, scintillating style and a sensational location showcase the impressive lifestyle appeal of this brand new penthouse apartment. Wide oak floors flow through hallway to generous northwest living/dining room with gourmet Miele kitchen and north and west facing balconies commanding uninterrupted views to the city. The main bedroom with en-suite/BIR is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and stylish bathroom. Features heating/cooling, video intercom, laundry, lift, 2 basement car-spaces and storage.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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www.509-81-85riversdaleroadhawthorn.com

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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This grand 1926 Californian Craftsman entertainer has 5 bedrooms and study on a 1533sqm (approx.). Including a north-south tennis court offering endless potential. The residence features superb 2 architectural detailing, high beamed ceilings and Walter Burley Griffin lead-lights and provides four expansive entertaining rooms, large kitchen, Art Deco bathroom, laundry, 2nd bathroom and tandem garage in a prestigious locale, metres from schools and trams. 2 auCtioN: suN 16th deCeMBeR at 1:30 iNsPeCt: sat, suN & wed 12 - 12:30 Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900

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Superbly spacious with outstanding family zones, this stately 5 bedroom/study 3 bathroom 1920s home has an air of older style luxury on a large garden allotment of 866sqm (approx.). Welcomed by a wide entry hallway, this captivating treasure enjoys 5 fabulous living zones, 5 granite kitchen, north facing paved alfresco area with elevated garden, bay glimpses and ample parking. Metres to Alma Village and bus, moments to Alma Park & leading schools. auCtioN: suN 9 deCeMBeR at 1 iNsPeCt: sat, suN 11 - 11:45 & wed 11 - 11:30 Leonard Persichetti 0417 319 900 Campbell Kilsby 0402 212 093

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HAWTHORN

’Rylands’ Independent Living Kew & Hawthorn

Our Company also specializes in assisting the above transitions to ´Rylands´ offering guidance and advice and facilitating your move to Melbourne´s ´finest example´ of Independent Living.

For Sale: Open: by appointment Contact: Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 Office: 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

Apt 6, 2-6 Malmsbury Street

Security, Privacy and a Botanic Setting Appointed with all expected quality fittings and finishes, this impressive two bedroom apartment offers the ultimate in independent living and enjoys the ground level garden aspects. An almost ´country club´ setting, offers restaurant areas, private entertaining amenities, theatre, library, pool, storage and secure car parking. NB: 24 hour staff monitoring. Private inspections via Ivan Green 0418 326 483.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST. CLOSING DATE: 20 December 2012 at 5.00pm (if not sold prior). Providing an impressive, secure, engaging environment with every expected amenity. This balconied apartment with its easterly parkland aspect has quality fittings & fixtures throughout. Features include: absolute security, 24 hour monitoring, library, gym & pool, entertainment areas, podiatry & hairdressing, parking, storage, plus Camberwell shopping convenience. Contact Ivan Green 0418 326 483.

KEW

Expressions of Interest: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

In excess of $600,000 by appointment Ivan Green 0418 326 483 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

Apt 10/2-6 Malmsbury Street

Secure, Leafy & Tranquil For Sale: Price: $675,000 Open: by appointment Contact: Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 Office: 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

Independent living for the over 55 year old’s. Security, privacy and access to all amenities including some of Melbourne´s finest restaurants. Set in a treed garden setting this apartment, superbly fitted and finished throughout, has all expected refinements. There are two bedrooms (garden views), two bathrooms, feature kitchen and integrated laundry, car parking and storage. ´Rylands´ offers an engaging and multi interest environment second to none. The considerable amenities offered include the library, theatre, restaurant, private entertaining room, pool, gym and billiards room.

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Apt 56 / 349 Riversdale Road

To Be Sold

Christopher Russell & Associates are the original appointed agents to assist in the resale of the ´Rylands´ apartments and have the skill and experience for the best result.

KEW

HAWTHORN

For Sale: Price: $675,000 Open: by appointment Contact: Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 Office: 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123


KEW

2/100 Mount Street

2 Bedroom, 2 Balcony, 2 Bathroom, 2 Secure Car Parks This inviting first floor apartment is perfectly positioned to Burke Road trams, schools, shops & cafes. Providing a large open plan living area with double doors opening to a north facing sun soaked balcony, large kitchen with stone benches, stainless steel appliances, meals area & living room, 2 generous bedrooms, both with courtyard outlooks, main with WIR & ensuite, stylish central bathroom, separate European laundry, secure underground parking for 2 cars & storage room. Special features include reverse cycle air conditioner, timber floors, apartment security intercom, only one of nine in a small complex. Ideal home or investment. Auction: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

Saturday 8th December at 11.00am $540,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Joseph Brancato 0430 464 111 Russell Turner 0419 955 655 1161 Burke Road Kew 9817 0123

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5-9 McColl Street

Talk About Lifestyle Location!!! This North facing Mallee Stone home has been designed to take in every possible advantage of the expansive allotment of some 5000m2 (approx) . Modern kitchen, open plan living, family & dining with large windows & sliding doors out to one of two outdoor all weather entertaining areas. Main bedroom with ensuite & WIR, 2 further bedrooms with BIR plus rumpus room/4th bedroom including ensuite & study. Triple garage under main roof and additional large shedding. Tennis court, magnificent landscaped gardens plus for the water sport lovers & fishermen, your own private jetty & boat ramp with secluded section of Lake Mulwala right at your â&#x20AC;&#x2122;door stepâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Simply put, this property is destined to take your breath away! For Sale: Price: Open: Contact: Office:

In Conjunction with $1,725,000 Saturday 1 December 1 - 2pm Chris Ewart 0419 897 979 1161 Burke Rd Kew 9817 0123

Andrew Shell 0418 316 362 21A Belmore St Yarrawonga 5744 3811

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Elwood | 19 Bendigo Avenue

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Golden Mile Family Home Elegant 4 Bedroom double storey period family home combining family living with generous proportions, including 9 rooms, 2 bathrooms & large rear garden offering a perfect location & the potential to extend. Coveted allotment of approx 625m2, just meters from the beach and village. Garage & off street parking for at least 3 cars. Auction: Sat 1st December 10.30am

Contact: Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Sam Gamon 0425 702 574

Elwood | 80 Spray Street

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597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

Contact: Shane Banfield 0417 157 398 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181

90 Ormond Rd, Elwood 9531 1245

325 Bay St, Port Melbourne 9646 4444

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Your dream lifestyle awaits An inviting two storey 3 bedroom residence situated in prized locale offering free flowing design, extensive living & dining space, enjoying a wonderful sense of privacy, a low maintenance garden, deck & garden outlooks. Ideally located with walking path down to the beach. Lock up garage via ROW. Auction: Sat 8th December 11.00am Guide: $950,000 - $1,020,000

The Ultimate Village Lifestyle This home was designed with an emphasis on light, style & seclusion. Fronting the street with its sleek façade, this modern town house stands proudly on its own title with lush tropical garden surrounds adding to its village appeal. Elwood living at its best, lock-up & leave, walk everywhere and start everyday as if it were a holiday, with cafés, the beach, shops and more only a short stroll away. Auction: Sat 15th December 1.00pm Guide: $730,000 - 800,000

Elwood | 89b Ruskin Street

Elwood | 1/81 Marine Parade

Contact: Trish Mulcahy 0419 446 313 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181

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Who Said Blue & Green Should Never Be Seen?! With 270 degree panoramic views from the City to Point Ormond across gorgeous greens of the MO Moran foreshore reserve taking in the Spirit of Tasmania, the You Yangs and the brilliant blue of the Bay, these views are without peer. With privacy in mind with your own beach front top floor position and secure entrance in this spectacular penthouse style apartment. Auction: Sat 15th December 2.00pm Guide: $870,000 - 950,000

Contact: Shane Banfield 0417 157 398 Nick Jones 0421 839 425

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65 Squares. Sunnyside Estate. 6 BALWYN

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Camberwell 28 Cochran Avenue This stunning as new French inspired residence offers approximately 60 squares (plus garaging) of magnificent & brilliantly conceived accommodation on an allotment of some 9,000 square feet, superbly positioned in the prized Sunnyside Estate. Upstairs: main suite, with dressing room & ensuite, 4 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study & generous retreat & access to vast 3rd level multi-purpose room with 4th bathroom & storage. Downstairs: impressive reception foyer with feature staircase, home office/reading room, formal & informal living zones, the latter adjoining fully equipped gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry & adjacent informal dining. Plus powder room, laundry & temperature controlled cellar/storage. The manicured garden surrounds include glass-fenced heated pool, paved terrace & ´alfresco´ living room with built-in BBQ. Every desirable feature is also incorporated for an exceptional exclusive family lifestyle. Land 838sqm (approx).

2 BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY


Auction This Sat 3pm Inspect: Wed 1-1:30pm Sat from 2:30pm

Contact: Debbie Silk 0417 105 667

Office: 883 Toorak Rd Camberwell 9809 2000

David Gillham 0411 518 672

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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HAWTHORN 16 Connell Street Classic semi-detached brick Victorian home with two bedrooms, older style bathroom, lounge /dining, kitchen, deep backyard with great space for future extensions (STCA) & off street parking via a ROW. Retaining high ceilings, arched hall, polished Baltic pine floors, original lacework & much more. Easy walk to St James Park, train, trams & shops.

BALWYN 1/102 Balwyn Road AUCTION

This Saturday at 12:30 pm Guide: $650,000 to $700,000

INSPECT

Thursday 12-12:30 pm & Saturday 12-12:30 pm

LAND

6.4 x 40.6m / 259 sq m approx.

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

278 High Street, Kew

Spacious front villa unit with its own driveway, large front courtyard & smaller rear courtyard. Comprising three bedrooms, bright lounge / dining, kitchen /meals area, bathroom with separate toilet & laundry, ducted heating & garage. Just 200 m to tram, shopping & restaurant strip. A Renovators Opportunity.

AUCTION

This Saturday at 2 pm

INSPECT

Thursday 1-1:30 pm & Saturday 1:30-2 pm

CONTACT

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 & Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

9854 8888

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WINDSOR

278 High Street, Kew

INSPECT SAT & SUN 11-11.30

ABSOLUTELY ORIGINAL ... OFF CHAPEL STREET

KEW EAST 10 Munro Street Retaining a picturesque English façade, this eight room clinker brick home comprises four bedrooms, two bathrooms, lounge, formal dining, large kitchen, family /meals, ducted gas heating, carpets over hardwood timber floors, carport, garage, external kitchenette & wood fired pizza oven. Walk to shops, city transport, Kew High School & Hays Paddock.

www.matthewiaco.com.au

AUCTION INSPECT

Saturday 8 December at 11 am Thursday 11:30-12 noon & Saturday 11:30-12 noon

LAND

680 sq m approx.

CONTACT

John Cokalis 0411 184 124 & Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

9854 8888

22 EARL STREET

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For auction by the Trustees, this Victorian Terrace is an increasingly rare find ...just 200 steps to Chapel Street Presented in original condition with its solid-brick integrity intact, this flexible 2 or 3 bedroom Terrace retains period detail, a vintage kitchen & beyondvintage bathrm. Ready to renovate, renew & reconfigure to maximise outdoor space with possible OSP from ROW. It's time to get to work on this original Terrace.

EXECUTORS AUCTION

SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER AT 11AM

PROPERTY MUST BE SOLD ~ SUIT $480,000 - $520,000 BUYERS For further details contact: MATTHEW IACO ON 0412 522 900 or 9532 8845

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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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Camberwell 29 Currajong Avenue Incomparable luxury without compromise. The sheer magnitude of this stunning 5 star entertainer’s transformation will leave you breathless! Bringing a new benchmark to the Sunnyside Estates finest avenue, this builder’s own home (of approx 72sqs) showcases a standard of luxury rarely seen with incomparable quality throughout elegant refined rooms & vast relaxed domain ideal for the proud entertainer. Spectacular granite/Euro kit plus butler’s pantry open to a stylish alfresco kitchen/BBQ area amidst night-lit salt/solar IG pool/garden oasis. With every conceivable lifestyle accoutrement through 5 BRs, (BIRs/WIRs, 3 full ens plus fully tiled family bathroom), executive fully fitted study, large teen retreat, fully fitted theatre room, security/auto gates, 20,000 ltr water storage, lock up garage with workshop & an abundance of storage space throughout.

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> VIEW > EOI > MEL REF > PRICE > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

2 Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Closing Friday 7th December - 3.00pm 59 / J3 Price on application Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

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South Yarra 65 Davis Avenue

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Exceptional South Yarra terrace.

> VIEW

This fully renovated Victorian terrace is ideally positioned a genuine stroll from everything South Yarra has to offer. The formal sitting and dining rooms of grand proportion lead seamlessly to light filled living areas which open onto a private central courtyard and a tranquil second courtyard garden. Beautifully renovated throughout by renowned architects Bell & Fisher with the finest finishes it also enjoys a new Calacatta marble kitchen with integrated appliances, American oak floors, master bedroom with ensuite, 2 further bedrooms with adj balcony, modern central family bathroom, powder room, well appointed study zone & extensive attic. Note: Secure off street parking and access via rear ROW. 212 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

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Wed 12.30 - 12.45pm, Thurs 5.15 - 5.45pm & Sat 11.15 - 11.45am > AUCTION Sun 9th December - 12.30pm > MEL REF 58 / D4 > EPR $1,950,000 - $2,200,000 > OFFICE South Yarra 85 Toorak Road 3141 > TEL 9868 5444 > CONTACT Merridy Moir 0422 239 167 Will Walton 0412 511 717

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Burwood 31 Parer Street Classic and contemporary, a beautifully balanced entertainer! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be fooled by the classic modest facade of this late 1940s clinker home. It reveals a consummate family entertainer! Treat your family to all the space, style and luxury they deserve. Elegant, characterrich refined living and dining rooms are perfectly balanced by easy-flowing and sun-filled casual spaces that effortlessly unfold to an all-year-round entertainment terrace, indulgent glass-enclosed salt/solar pool and landscaped night-lit gardens. Land: 697sqm approximately. Photo identification required upon inspection

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

2 Thurs & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 15th December - 2.00pm 60 / J6 $910,000 - $1,000,000 Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Nick Holmes 0409 215 104

Burwood 3 Church Street A lifestyle of renovated family inspiration. A retro renovation with a contemporary edge, this stunning 4 bed 2.5 bath clinker brick beauty is a fabulous family lifestyle home. Enjoying a funky 50s entry, this beautiful home enjoys a downstairs main bedroom (large WIR & luxury ensuite), sunken lounge (potential OFP), state of the art stone kitchen/meals, north facing open plan living & dining opening to a relaxing deck, upstairs childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s domain with retreat & a north facing rear garden with BBQ, pizza oven, playground & vegie gardens. Stylish with stained floorboards, it boasts ducted heating, R/C air cond, timber blinds, multizone surround sound, shed & water tank. Quiet no through road, metres to tram, shops & schools. 4

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

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703 (approx)

Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 15th December - 2.00pm 60 / H6 $800,000 - $880,000 Mt Waverley 361 Waverley Road 3149 9807 9522 David Macmillan 0411 111 108 Ross English 0419 444 040 Mark Watkins 0411 396 264

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Glen Iris 5 Cromwell Street A Stunning Californian, Sparkling Family Home. Set in beautiful gardens creating individual landscaped rooms, this exquisite 1930s 4 bedrm 3 bathrm Californian Bungalow has a light and airy feel for entertaining. Glistening with polished boards & period detail, this captivating home enjoys an elegant lounge (OFP), superb open plan entertaining (OFP), modern classic kitchen (Euro appliances), downstairs main bedroom (BIRs & timeless ensuite), guest bedroom (ensuite), interactive floor plan & study area. First time offered in 34 years, this light filled treasure boasts plantation shutters, ducted heating, air cond, storerooms, water tanks, a workshed, garden shed & a double carport. Tree lined street, near Ferndale Park, walk to schools, train, tram & shops. 4

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

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603 (approx)

Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 8th December - 11.00am 60 / B7 $1,150,000 - $1,250,000 Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 9885 9811 Ross English 0419 444 040 David Macmillian 0411 111 108 Nicholas Goold 0408 553 181

Hawthorn 41 Liddiard Street The ultimate all-year-round entertainer. The classic Victorian profile nestled in a convenient pocket near Glenferrie Rd shopping precinct totally belies the contemporary magic within this exciting entertainers oasis. Comprising: 2 BRs (BIRs/OFPs) & immaculate bthrm precede brilliant architect designed extension where stylish interior spaces & luxuriant garden “rooms” are inexplicably entwined for seductive indoor/outdoor entertaining. Innovative design includes louvred-walkway & bi-folding glass linking chic Euro/ granite kitchen/meals, stunning decked c’yard, superb fireside living & stylish night-lit north-facing courtyard. Includes: heating, cooling, security, keyless entry via sidegate, built in BBQ, surround sound, mature trees, dripper system & OSP via automatic sliding timber gate. 2

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 10.45 - 11.15am Sat 8th December - 12.00pm 45 / D9 > EPR $850,000 - $930,000 > OFFICE Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Nick Holmes 0409 215 104 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

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Kew 15 Bowen Street Amazing opportunity - premium, huge block! Primely situated with a coveted Kew address, this impressive 1,460sqm allotment (approximately) offers an abundance of choices to all buyers. Build a dream home with stunning city views, swimming pool and full size tennis court, and still have room, or a stunning and stylish development (all subject to council approval) and reap the rewards, the options are endless. Surrounded by the Yarra, premium schools, parks, gardens, minutes to the city, shopping, restaurants, cafes and more, this premium location only adds to the appeal of this amazing property. This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a dream site in a premier location that shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be missed.

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Thurs 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sat from 2.30pm Sat 1st December - 3.00pm 45 / A7 Price on application Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 Toby Parker 0413 581 104

South Yarra 15 Davis Avenue Perfect Victorian living. This elegant single fronted Victorian brick home is beautifully renovated offering spacious low maintenance living. The long wide hallway leads to two double bedrooms both with open fire places and ornate features, a generous central bathroom and laundry followed by a spacious sun filled open plan living & dining room. The gourmet granite kitchen with Miele dishwasher, looks out to a well-appointed landscaped courtyard. At the rear of the property is a private air-conditioned studio or retreat. Upstairs features an enormous private main bedroom featuring ensuite with skylight & full length walk in robes. This beautiful home in one of South Yarraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most prestigious streets is further complimented by a secure lock up garage. 3

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Wed 1.00 - 1.15pm, Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am > AUCTION Sat 8th December - 1.30pm > MEL REF 58 / D4 > EPR $1,450,000 - $1,550,000 > OFFICE South Yarra 85 Toorak Road 3141 > TEL 9868 5444 > CONTACT Merridy Moir 0422 239 167 Peter Perrignon 0418 566 846 Will Walton 0412 511 717 > VIEW

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Surrey Hills 291 Mont Albert Road Richly original, hugely rewarding. Be romanced by the beauty of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Larnooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, an enchanting double brick Californian Bungalow built in 1922. Complemented by a tree-lined boulevard, the magnificent garden is an eye-catching feature best appreciated from the broad front verandah. Rich in period detail, open fire places, ornate ceilings and leadlighting adorn the generous sitting room, lounge, dining and master bedroom. A rare and original castiron stove sits proudly in the bright kitchen/meals. Includes 3 further bedrooms, retreat, sunroom, hydronic heating and garage. The perfect foundation for a luxurious restoration and transformation (subject to council approval), stroll to train, tram, top-rated schools and Union Road cafes. Land: 796sqm approximately. 5

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Balwyn North 363 Balwyn Road This spacious home in the Balwyn High School zone near shops and buses is perfect to renovate, extend or build new (subject to council approval). With a large lounge, dining, meals, family room, heating, cooling and carport.

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Thurs 12.30 - 1.00pm & Sat from 12.30pm > AUCTION Sat 1st December - 1.00pm > MEL REF 46 / E2 > EPR $800,000 - $880,000 > OFFICE Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 > VIEW

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Malvern East 131 Darling Road Atmospheric and inviting, this spacious 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom period residence is set on 836m2 approx, with a return driveway, carport and pool. Features 2 impressive formal rooms, family living/ dining areas and a well-appointed Smeg kitchen.

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Wed 12.45 - 1.15pm & Sat from 2.00pm > AUCTION Sat 1st December - 2.30pm > MEL REF 59 / J12 > PRICE POA > OFFICE Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Andrew James 0411 420 788 Ross English 0419 444 040 > VIEW

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Malvern East 62 Repton Road

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Behind a classic facade this immaculately maintained & elegant Edwardian adjoining Ardrie Park offers period style with scope to update. Traditional interiors offer 2 bedrooms, generous lounge, kitchen/meals & sunroom. Tandem carport.

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Wed & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 15th December - 10.30am 68 / H2 $600,000 - $660,000 Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Ross English 0419 444 040 Nick Renna 0411 551 190 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Prahran 52 Spring Street This designer 2-storey 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence with off-street parking is a lifestyle sensation. The sought-after setting near Hawksburn Village is complemented by a striking interior with the WOW factor.

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Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Wed 8.15 - 8.45pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 15th December - 12.30pm > MEL REF 58 / G6 > PRICE POA > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew James 0411 420 788 Eleanor Dewar 0421 341 421 > VIEW

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Toorak Rd

Botanic Gardens

73 & 75 Hope Street, South Yarra

15m

Melbourne’s Finest Location 2 stunning Victorian homes proudly displayed in Melbourne’s most desired location. This tightly held precinct offers unsurpassed inner city living combined with tranquil surrounds of Botanic Gardens and Fawkner Park. Buy one or buy both, choice is yours. Total 465m2 approx. 75 Hope Street – Charming 2BR plus study home on 252m2 approx. land. Light filled with North facing living and entertaining, hostess kitchen, 12’ ceilings, polished boards, open fire place and OSP/garage for 2 or more vehicles. 73 Hope Street - Positioned on 225m2 approx. land and featuring 3 good sized light and airy bedrooms with built in robes, high ceilings and ornate features. Whilst both homes are extremely comfortable; outstanding scope exists to add value and capitalize on this golden location.

Open Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm Leila Timmer 0418 388 728 Jacqueline Iversen 0419 391 794

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RICHMOND HILL 139 Hoddle Street (cnr Jika Place)

Dennington circa 1855

This absolutely stunning early Victorian residence represents the special nature of classic period homes built in the middle of the 19th century, notably the early years of the Victorian gold rush. This deceptively quiet Richmond Hill home was reputedly the former residence of Governor Hotham and offers expansive living accommodation that captures the classic architecture throughout this timeline. Note: Ample street parking and opposite Hotham St East Melbourne.

HAWTHORN 104/2A Montrose Place

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Expressions of Interest Closing 5 Dec, 12.00 View Thur 12:30 - 1:00, Sat as advertised Robert Clements 0412 547 291 East Melbourne 9427 8001

HAWTHORN EAST 1A Hastings Road

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bedroom + study security apartment. Open plan

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renovate in this beautifully established and

Auction Sat 8 Dec, 11.00 Quoting $650K - $710K

living & dining with full length balcony, vogue stone

Tony Nathan 0412 285 066

prestigious residential area. This character brick

View Thu & Sat 12:00 - 12:30

kitchen, large bedroom (BIRs), spacious study, Euro

Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561

semi- detached home is presently liveable, yet is

Helena Chow 0407 226 828

laundry, sparkling bathroom, use of gym, security

Camberwell 9805 1111

ideal to restore/extend... so a brighter future awaits.

Andrew Ryan 0419 685 555

Land 280 sq metres approx.

Camberwell 9805 1111

basement parking & storage cage.

Camberwell 273 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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EVERCREECH - Mathinna, North East Tasmania 76ha - 188ac

Expressions of Interest

• Long frontage to the South Esk River • Spacious six double bedroom brick and

stone homestead set amid expansive gardens

• Two refurbished three bedroom cottages • Eight stand shearing shed, shearers quarters, hay barns, machinery sheds, sheep & cattle yards, etc • Three freehold titles

Opportunity to purchase a substantial pastoral complex in a unique valley setting. Expressions of Interest close Friday 7th December, 2012. (Interest expected in excess of $1 million)

NEWRY - Longford, Northern Tasmania 63.8ha - 157ac

Expressions of Interest

ON QUEENSLANDS SUNSHINE COAST

One of Northern Tasmania’s most beautiful properties.

• Long frontage to the South Esk River • Rambling 5 bedroom country homestead (c1830) • Only 15 minutes from Launceston and the airport • Farm has grown crops, all to grass at present with a

generous water right of 56Ml (more available), recently refenced • Historic outbuildings including original brick stables and re-furbished coach house/barn Expressions of Interest close Thursday 20th December 2012 at 4:00pm

Michael Warren M: 0458 711 755 P:03 6331 6118 E: Michael.warren@harcourts.com.au 187 Brisbane St, Launceston, TAS

MAROOCHYDORE – 46 Duporth Ave Absolute Riverfront Lifestyle Opportunity Landmark Residential site in the heart of Maroochydore CBD – a very rare holding comprising of 1000m2 with wide scope for re-configeration of existing building, re-development, holiday rental accommodation or as owner occupier. ► 3x3 bedroom apartments ► Sweeping Ocean & River Views ► Development brief available A ground floor opportunity unlikely to be repeated in the Sunshine Coast marketplace for those seeking a truly enviable lifestyle and gilt-edged investment . AUCTION on Site Saturday 1st December at 4.00pm John Bellgrove – mob 0409 713971 or john@kenguybuderim.com.au

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Harcourts Dromana 171 Point Nepean Road Dromana 03 5987 1444 www.dromana.harcourts.com.au

OPEN SATURDAY

McCrae 18 Catherine Street

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Auction Saturday 8 December at 11am

Woodend 5 Samuel Court

Misty Valley on Approximately Half an Acre in Premier Location

Very spacious four bedroom, two bathroom bagged brick family home in a sought after mountain view setting location. Features large living spaces, gas central heating, solid fuel heater and a terrific undercover entertaining area overlooking a private hedged rear yard. Just a short stroll via the Five Mile Creek walking track to town. keatings.com.au

83 High Street, Woodend

238 The weekly review \ november 28, 2012

Reserve Price $575,000 View By appointment Contact Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

In for Christmas? Revitalised & retaining enduring charm of the 50´s & just 300m to the beach. 1282m2, with an uncertified plan for a 302m2 lot to subdivide and build. Rustic "white on timber" throughout, open fire, semi sunken dining area spills through french doors to the deck. 3BR´s, a fitted out 60sq.m garage. Back yard with outdoor shower & bath. Auction View Open

Saturday, December 1st at 2pm www.harcourts.com.au/VDR4765 Saturday 1.30-2pm

Mike O’Neill - Harcourts Dromana P 03 5987 1444 M 0428 548 201 E mike.oneill@harcourts.com.au

(03) 5427 2999

www.harcourts.com.au


MOUNT ELIZA 421 Coolart Road, Moorooduc

$1,990,000

61 TOWER ROAD

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“Solace” - 26 ac (approx)

Inspect: As advertised or by appointment

Intensely private and set among glorious sunlit gardens at the end of a long tree-lined driveway, this enchanting four-bedroom country home is a secret sanctuary offering 26 acres of possibilities for a new life on the land. Perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the imminent ease of a Peninsula Link commute and only a short drive from schools, shops and services in nearby Mornington, this is a fabulous opportunity to experience the sublime peace and tranquility of a magical rural setting with all of life’s necessities still within easy reach.

Cameron McDonald 0418 330 916

220 Main Street, Mornington

5976 5900

www.jlbre.com.au

Nothing speaks timeless elegance quite like this five-bedroom plus study home set on a sprawling 1 acre allotment (approx.) in coveted Mount Eliza. Abutting Crossley Reserve and nearby to thriving village shops this truly magnificent residence evokes Hampton’s-style character with a modern twist adding three separate living zones, three bathrooms plus a five-star master bedroom. Full of romantic intrigue and simplicity far beyond the ordinary, this resort-inspired lifestyle property certainly delivers. • Hostess kitchen - twin drawer dishwasher, Miele oven/ convection microwave, Smeg induction cooktop with wok, island bench and breakfast-bar • Library, spa bath (x2), open-fire-places (x3) • Alarm system, home studio with shower/toilet • Large shed/stable with attic studio • Spa and endless swim/spa (inbuilt TV/DVD system)

AUCTION 1st December @ 1.30pm INSPECT Sat & Sun @ 1pm TOM CROWDER 0438 670 300 160 Main Street Mornington

MULTIPLE MORTGAGEE AUCTION

The following properties and vacant lots offer the perfect opportunity for a savvy investor as part of a multiple mortgagee sale, or individual looking for a slice of alpine investment. 2 x 3 bedrm duplex apartments- almost complete, not finished internally. 2 x 3 bedrm plus loft free standing chalets- almost complete, not finished internally. 4 x vacant blocks of land (sizes from 218m2 to 223m2 approx). Auction Wednesday 19th December at 5.00pm at Pitcher Partners Presentation Room, Lv 19, 15 William St Melbourne Call Robin Ford 0430 749 701 | rob@rtalpine.com.au Office 1/62 Chamois Road Mt Buller rtalpine.com.au

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5975 4555 www.mcewingpartners.com

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Smeaton 3377 Creswick-Newstead Rd Charming Victorian residence (circa 1860), 3 BRs, appealing period features, hydronic heating throughout, reverse cycle heating & cooling, beautifully established gardens, ample shedding and a second dwelling (old penny school) on the property that suits a variety of uses.

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> VIEW By appointment > PRIVATE SALE > PRICE $660,000 - $720,000 > OFFICE Ballarat

729 Sturt Street 3350 > TEL 5329 2500 > CONTACT Jonathan Bell 0408 519 819

hockingstuart.com.au


A Model offer that’s a lot less taxing. Purchase an Audi from the ‘A’ Model range, and the driveaway price will be reduced by an amount equal to the GST*.

Overseas models shown.

Offer ends November 30 and while stocks last.

Audi Penfold Burwood

Audi Centre Doncaster

130 Burwood Hwy, Burwood | Ph 03 9268 1555 www.audipenfold.com.au

576 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster | Ph 03 9840 8600 www.audicentredoncaster.com.au

Audi Approved:plus

Audi Approved:plus

70 Burwood Hwy, Burwood Ph 03 9268 1555

Cnr Doncaster & Elgar Rds, Doncaster Ph 03 9840 8600

*The manufacturer’s recommended driveaway price will be reduced by the GST component for all new A1, A3, A4 (excludes allroad model), A5, A6 (excludes allroad model), A7, and A8 stock vehicles purchased and delivered between 1 November and 30 November 2012. While stocks last. Excludes fleet, government and rental buyers. Not available with other offers. LMCT444


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