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Virginia trioli \ THE HOLIDAY KITCHEN GETS WITH THE PROGRAM “The kitchens of holiday houses, whether cramped and larderless, or vast, bare, with a day’s march between sink and stove, usually have a stony bleakness in common. However adequate the beds or satisfactory the view, the kitchen equipment will probably consist of a tin frying pan, a chipped enamel saucepan, one Pyrex casserole without the lid, and a rusty knife with a loose handle.” Elizabeth David, Summer Cooking, 1955

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y “master list” has now been retired. So long holiday declaring that this time they are just not going gone are the days of the “stony bleak” kitchen to cook, but it never works out that way, no matter how of the summer rental, that the dog-eared tired you are and how desperately needed the holiday kitchen essentials travel list I compiled over many a is. If you don’t completely hate yourself after the first frustrating holiday – what, not even a can opener! – is splurge on fish and chips, you will by the third time, now, amazingly, obsolete. and the local takeaway is always worse than My much-edited list, complete with the even the stuff back home. The reality is that The number and kind of decent knives we would there is a household of people to be fed, and days of need, the all-purpose skillet, a pepper grinder, a strange kitchen to be conquered. But an the battered a large stack of tea towels and the necessary equal reality is that our insatiable appetite for saucepan are creature-comfort consumer goods and the luxury of a lettuce spinner, has now been gone matched and surpassed by the quantity perfect house, no matter our financial state, and quality of kitchenware on offer in almost means that no holiday house lacks a microwave, every joint I’ve signed up for in the past few years. a set of matching pans, a knife block and a barbecue OK, you pay well above the odds for the privilege of that requires a short TAFE course to master. squatting in some stranger’s tax deduction over the I confess to experiencing far too much pleasure as I peak summer period, so the equipment would want to watched the menfolk of our recent holiday gang splutter be good, but the shift I’ve noticed in general domestic and swear over how to work the house’s whiz-bang luxury is an amazing one. induction cooktop (you press “on”); the dryer worked I suspect almost everyone goes away on their big better than mine at home; the glassware matched –

glasses for white and red wine – and the knives were dangerously sharp. The days of the battered saucepan in which, as Elizabeth David drily noted, “the food sticks in the middle while it remains quite uncooked around the edges” are gone. If anything, the holiday is now starting to feel more like being at home, with all the gadgets and gewgaws of everyday life. And all the cleaning that comes with them. (Of course, there’s always a dishwasher now, too.) The sea-change/tree-change phenomenon also means you are never really up bush, just in another part of the extended suburbs, complete with the neighbour’s whipper snipper on Easter Saturday morning. Tourism is one of the biggest sectors of the Australian and international economy, and nobody lasts a minute if what they provide isn’t up to non-stick scratch. I remember booking my very first attempt at a holiday house in Italy via mail, back in pre-internet times, and taking possession of an archetypal dump, complete with cold water, freezing bedrooms and a stained stone kitchen sink. The era of the click-through photo gallery would have ended the days of that charming little number. The only reason now to pack the Le Creuset is to use it on that guy and his whipper snipper.\

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hint of nostalgia permeates Kelly Landry’s tone as she discusses growing up in Geelong. “We were outdoor kids. We had a great, big backyard and were always out riding bikes, skateboards and billycarts and we knew all of our neighbours … that’s something you don’t quite get in Sydney,” says Landry wistfully down the phone from her Bondi home, where she lives with her 18-month-old daughter Charlize and husband Anthony Bell. Landry is the middle child between an older sister and younger brother to parents Glenda and Owen, but to the Australian public she’s the bubbly personality seen in some far-flung destination on Getaway each week. After graduating from Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College, Landry left for Melbourne to pursue modelling and a degree in public relations. Admittedly, she didn’t have aspirations growing up to be one of Australia’s most recognisable television presenters. “When I was 12 years old we visited Sea World and I was obsessed with dolphins. I found out what one of the dolphin trainers did, and he was a marine biologist. So from about 12 years old that’s exactly what I wanted to be.” Nonetheless, the crossover into television from modelling was a natural progression: “I got to a point in my mid-20s when I thought this modelling thing has been really fun, and I don’t want a nine-to-five job yet, how can I extend this?” Not long after, opportunity came knocking when Channel Seven asked her to be a presenter on Coxy’s Big Break, where her sun-kissed good looks and chemistry with the camera impressed the network executives, who quickly snapped her up for Sunrise, That’s Melbourne and the Lotto draw. But it wasn’t just Channel Seven that took notice, with Nine poaching the rising star for a presenting role on Getaway. “[When I landed the job] It was pure elation. It was a dream come true.” The self-confessed action junkie has travelled to every corner of the globe with the gig. And while it might look glamorous, and perhaps make you a little envious watching Landry stroll the sand in a bikini on an unpronounceable island, she assures that behind the scenes, it’s hard work. “I certainly worked at it and nothing has fallen on my lap. I’ve worked very hard and sacrificed a lot of things in terms of missing out on things and working 14 to 16 hours a day and working for nothing. But that’s what you do when you want to achieve something and you’re following a passion.” Work has slowed somewhat for Landry since the birth of Charlize in 2011, allowing her to enjoy the fruits of her labour. While Landry admits the “first few months were a steep learning curve”, she says she “couldn’t be happier” with her life at the moment. Landry’s voice softens as talk turns to her husband, chief executive of Bell Partners accountancy firm in landry Sydney and on BRW’s Young Rich list, who she met returns to only a few weeks after giving up her search for the geelong “as perfect man. often as [i] “I had this notion in my mind that Prince Charming is going to ride down a beach on a horse in can” a sunset. I was slowly coming to terms with the reality that doesn’t happen. I said ‘that’s it, this year I’m focusing on myself and I just want to have fun by myself and be alone …’ then three weeks later I met Anth.” Their fairytale romance provided the perfect gossip fodder for celebrity magazines, which ran stories about their engagement six months after meeting. More fuel was added to the fire when they eloped to New Zealand with 50 of their closest friends and family. Landry is unsure what the future has in store for her, and while she won’t rule out more children, for now she is enjoying every moment watching her daughter grow up. She returns to Geelong “as often as [I] can” to spend time with family and hit up local hot spots such as Sticks & Grace café on Pakington Street and Westfield Shopping Centre. A possible foray into stepping behind the camera and producing is on the cards. But while she considers her options, Landry will be gracing the screen for Getaway again this year and zipping between Geelong and Bondi. “I’m really, really lucky. I’m grateful for it every day.” \ eanile@theweeklyreview.com.au WE WElcoME YoUR fEEdbAck @

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’m not really sure which bit comes first – the apple crumble or bootcamp. If I go to bootcamp, I can have apple crumble. Or if I have apple crumble, I really, really need to go to bootcamp. But what if I am so tired and full from apple crumble I can’t do bootcamp? And what if I just don’t have apple crumble and still do bootcamp? Naaaaaa … that would be just plain hard. A psychologist I know once called this kind of mindset “doing a number on yourself”. It’s talking yourself in and out of doing things that are quite possibly good for you but may involve some sort of effort. It’s like this: wake up and remember you have bootcamp, but tell yourself you had such a bad sleep last night and haven’t you just worked so hard this week you really do need to take it easy, and the house is such a mess and you really don’t need to be stiff and sore for the next two days because you’ve got such and such happening. So yes, cancel. You can make it up next week. But then your mind says something like, if you go you’ll feel much better afterwards, and it is fish and chip night tonight so bootcamp will cancel out some of the cholesterol, so go on, go. And then you say no, look, you really are shagged and a bit behind with work so if you don’t go you’ll have more time to catch up on things before the kids get home. But then maybe you should just go to bootcamp, get it over with and skip the coffee afterwards so you have more time to get things sorted. But coffee with the girls after bootcamp is one of the reasons you do bootcamp. Why don’t you just catch up on work now, skip bootcamp and meet the girls at coffee. Then you can have one of those awesomely great days where you

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feel guilty about not doing bootcamp all day long. Oh, but maybe you can skip apple crumble tonight to make up for it. Or not. Yep, that’s the internal disco inferno happening in my mind on (what should be) bootcamp mornings. Often, “doing a number on yourself” involves talking yourself into doing things that are not so good for you. That’s my favourite kind of internal dialogue. More results oriented, it usually involves an extra glass of wine or helping of spaghetti. So much more fun. My mate says she has a conversation with herself every night about chocolate. The “I really deserve it, I really shouldn’t, I’m trying to cut down, but it must be that time of the month” argument in her head is such a regular and quite exhausting occurrence she wears herself down and ends up having the chocolate anyway, quite often with a couple of glasses of wine. Because in the end, she really does deserve it. It’s good. Life’s too short to not have chocolate. It’s not just about food. We can go through the same agony with job interviews and relationships or buying and selling big items such as houses or cars. We over-analyse, imagine the worst and talk ourselves out of any sort of change, because sometimes it really is better to maintain a tricky relationship with the devil you know than to meet a new one. That’s where apple crumble comes back into the picture. Because a nice big warm bowl of it is one little devil I know – and love – very well. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcoMe your feedback @

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Caleb Heaney greets as many base, but Heaney says passing traffic from customers at the door as he Melbourne Central Station is helping to can. He offers table service when crowds spread the word. permit and keeps a considerate eye on his Caleb Heaney has customers. That’s a tough gig in an inner-city spent 12 years in the cafĂŠ with unpredictable crowd surges and coffee industry, seven of them as a coffee customers with much on their mind. roaster. He’s one of a handful of Q-graders Heaney believes people are important and (professional cuppers accredited by the that coffee shouldn’t be served with attitude. Coffee Quality Institute) in Melbourne “It’s all about being prepared and I am and has worked at some of the city’s pretty confident we can do that. Our best-known cafĂŠs. But he’s a quiet philosophy is quality, consistency and achiever, disinclined to boast. speed, but one of the most important “It’s all Starting as a kitchen hand in things in service is to treat everyone equally,â€? he says. about being cafĂŠs in his native Christchurch, he worked his way to the espresso It’s his first cafĂŠ and is just three prepared.â€? machines at the front. His first months old, so Heaney is still feeling roasting job was at Switch Espresso his way. For now, he’s adopting what in his home town. When he moved to he calls “the Brother Baba Budan modelâ€? Melbourne in 2008, he says he was lucky – serving only coffee and cakes. There’s a big enough to join the team at Seven Seeds and enough kitchen and plenty of space to offer head up the roastery. He juggled roasting with more, in time. barista work at Brother Baba Budan for three Partner Rebecca Notley’s years and joined North Melbourne’s Small project-management and interior-design Batch roasting team about two years ago. skills are highlighted in the fresh, bright Notley found the site for the cafĂŠ and space, which the couple aimed to give a Heaney now uses Seven Seeds’ seasonal house Scandinavian feel. blend through a Synesso espresso machine “We wanted to move away from the and a rotating collection of single-origin industrial look. That’s been around for a beans from different roasters, including Small while,â€? Heaney says. Batch, for elegant filter brews. \ RMIT students, lecturers and local office ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au workers seem to be the dominant customer

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DeCanteR \ BEN THOMAS ASKS THE WINE EXPERTS FOR SOME TIPS ON WHERE TO EAT Central Victoria

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Rutherglen, King Valley and Beechworth

Ben Haines is assistant winemaker at Yarra Valley’s Yering Station and was Mitchelton’s winemaker near Nagambie. He still makes wine under the Ben Haines label. “Whirrakee in Bendigo is one of my favourite restaurants in central Victoria, with a great wine list and classic, thoughtful and delicious food,” he says. In the Strathbogie Ranges he recommends morning tea or lunch at the charming Ruffy Produce Store.

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anyone!” He would know: he was formerly a chef, then front-of-house at Daylesford’s Lake House.

Mitchell Harris’ winemaker John Harris says “it’s hard to drive through Avoca on the way to our Moonambel vineyards without stopping at Shear Delights Bakery”. The Avoca Hotel, Harris says, is often a stop-off point on his return journey, and if you find yourself in Beaufort, the 3 Troupers has some of the region’s best coffee.

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Justin Purser, chief winemaker at Best’s in Great Western, has a Friday morning tradition – egg and bacon sandwiches from the Great Western General Store. “You can’t go wrong at two for $5,” he says. According to Purser, you’ll find “above-average pub grub at the Blue Duck in Ararat” and Vines for coffee, but for high-end dining, try Kookaburra in Halls Gap or the Royal Mail in Dunkeld.

Balgownie Estate winemaker Tony Winspear recommends a visit to Bendigo’s Vine Street. “The Corner Store makes great coffee, lunches and the service is great. Wine Bank has a great local wine list and for a special occasion the winery team loves the Malayan Orchid.”

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his week wine takes a back seat to two of my other favourite indulgences – coffee and food. I’m lucky to get to many wine regions to taste wines and quite often eat great locally grown produce lovingly prepared at restaurants and pubs. But good food and coffee aren’t always a given. I’ve had flaccid flat whites in more places than I care to mention, and if I ever stop for quick bite in a two-café town, odds are that I’ll leave feeling I’ve backed the loser. You could say it’s a gift. So before my next round of visits, I asked a few winemakers where they get their coffee – many of them have elaborate coffee machines and grinders in a corner of the winery – and for their favourite places to eat, from five-star dining to the local sandwich shop. Contact details of all the recommended venues are also listed online. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

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(Rutherglen). For fine dining, he says to try Taste of Rutherglen, Provenance in Beechworth, Tarawingee’s Plough Inn and Tani or Simone’s in Bright.

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in a twoRowly Milhinch manages his Adam Foster produces wines family’s vineyards and winery, cafe town, Scion, and regularly organises under the Syrahmi and Foster e i’ll back the Rocco labels in Heathcote and the wine events with winemakers loser from Beechworth and the King south-west of France. He lists two favourites in Heathcote: Cellar and Valley. For the region’s best coffee, head to Cellar Door Wine Store Store for coffee, breakfast and lunch. The Emeu Inn on Heathcote’s main drag, says (Beechworth); Café Derailleur (Wangaratta); Snow Road Produce (Milawa); Café Viand Foster, is “a place to watch, but don’t tell

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Syrahmi Demi Shiraz 2012 ViBRant

For me, rosé can be a bit of a lottery. The good ones usually tick the following boxes: it should be pale pink in colour, barrel fermented to create texture, and savoury rather than a sweet. Tick, tick, tick – this meets the requirements and more. Delightful notes of strawberry, cherry, watermelon and hint of rosewater here are the bonus balls in the rosé lottery. Nicely structured and refreshing, it’s the perfect thing for a warm autumn evening. Food match \ Pork rillettes

It’s Heathcote shiraz, but not as we know it. Elegant and highly perfumed, it has enticing cherry, blackberry, spice, earth and tar aromas that carry through to the mouth. It’s a wine made to be drunk young, with such juicy, vibrant characters, although a few years in the bottle should be kind to this. It has the wet-stone notes on the finish that are a characteristic of Heathcote shiraz, plus a load of bright, refreshing red fruit flavours that draw you back for more. Food match \ Rabbit pie

Paradigm Hill L’ami Sage Pinot Noir 2011

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(Mornington Peninsula) $65; 13.9% ★★★★★ ComPlex

I always look forward to the arrival of the new Paradigm Hill releases. They arrive with a hand-written note – in pinot-coloured ink, no less – from winemaker George Mihaly rather than a generic press release boasting of high scores and trophies. Like the notes, the wines have an authenticity to them. A blend of MV6 and 115 clones, this displays complex perfumed cherry, spice, plum skin, sage and stalky, slightly smoky notes. These characters are mirrored intensely on the palate, fanning out as the wine flows along the tongue. Food match \ Duck terrine

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(Heathcote) $25; 13.5% ★★★★ ½

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(Rutherglen) $22; 13.5% ★★★★ A GSM with a Rutherglen twist: this is a blend of durif, grenache, shiraz and mourvèdre. A delightful cherry-scented perfume dominates the red berry, plum and spice aromas. There’s more of the perfume in the mouth, which mixes with medium-bodied raspberry, sour cherry, plum (flesh and skin) and earthy blackberry flavours. Smooth and silky, gentle tannins offer a light grip and juicy acid that carries the flavours on to a lengthy, enjoyable finish. Food match \ Grilled lamb chops

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Amherst Daisy Creek Chardonnay 2012

(Pyrenees) $16; 12% ★★★★

A fresh and bright chardonnay with low alcohol, this is just the ticket for an afternoon drink. It’s not especially complex, but that’s not the point of this wine: it’s all about drinkability. With flavours of nectarine, green melon, apple, lemon and honeysuckle, this breezes along the tongue with zippy lemon-flavoured acid, smooth texture and a light, chalky grip. There’s a tasty grapefruit pith note on the stonefruit-flavoured finish that drew me back for more. Food match \ Grilled prawns

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2★ OK ★ Not worth it

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n this line of business you can imagine how refreshing it is to front up to a restaurant untarnished by 21st-century kit. No Thermomixes, no Pacojets, no boil-in-the-bag sous-vide machines. Sometimes you just want food that’s cooked with a little passion. Dishes prepared using senses and technique rather than switches and technology. Which is precisely what you’ll get at Rosa’s Kitchen. You might remember Rosa Mitchell. She first made waves upstairs at the city library in a compact diner, also called Rosa’s Kitchen, where she ran a tight little Italian menu comprised of whatever she’d prepared on the day. She then popped up briefly in Williamstown and now, thankfully, the diminutive Sicilian is back in business again – tucked up the top end of town in a space once known as Luccatini’s. I’ve yet to find anyone who ate at Luccatini’s but Mitchell says the interiors were pretty hideous before they came in and gutted the place. Blue carpet, apricot walls (complete with classy blue marbling effect), wooden skirts and dadoes “and lots of very bad light fittings”. The pastel excesses of the ’80s have been atoned for with a mod-Melbourne makeover of polished-concrete floors, softly glowing wall lanterns and a brick feature wall daubed with white. There’s a hint of Movida chic in the blackboard menus and the red, yellow and black timber chairs (don’t they have the same ones at Movida Aqui?), which is understandable given she’s backed by the same talent-spotters behind Movida and Pei Modern. Her return is creating quite a stir. This is a dead-end lane, so you have to assume the constant stream of curious onlookers squinting into the shopfront and peering at my lunch are not just passing by but have come specifically to see what Rosa’s up to. (Why, there’s Martin Boetz, from Longrain, his face pressed up against the glass to check out the latest competition.) There are just nine items on the menu. Very concise. Mitchell, in butcher’s apron and red bandanna, is working the tables with a ready smile and a lively patter. I’m not quite sure why she’s waiting tables when she concedes they’re short-staffed in the kitchen today (Hello? Aren’t you the chef?) but neither service nor plates seem to suffer from the arrangement. She’s already done her fair share on the food front anyway, making almost everything on the antipasto plate from the pea frittata – really just fresh green pods set in lightly seasoned egg, the simplest of things – to pickled and marinated zucchini, fried ricotta, a little barley salad. I could eat a whole plate of the fried ricotta, but then I never met a fried cheese I didn’t lust after. There’s nothing groundbreaking here; just straightforward, satisfying flavour combinations true to Mitchell’s Sicilian heritage (the aniseed hit of fennel in the salami, for instance).

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As much as possible, she’s using fresh veggies from her farm in the central highlands – chicory, beetroot, spring onions and capsicum right now – and buying from farmers’ markets too. Herbs from Skipton, baby endive and kohlrabi from the Yarra Valley. This is the right time of year for whitebait, and a starter special of lightly floured fingerlings, crusted with sea salt and spritzed with lemon, is just the thing to lift the spirits. Especially when paired with a willing Sicilian white like the muscat-scented Gibele Zibibbo. Most of the grapes listed are Italian; at least a dozen are Sicilian. Sommelier and maitre d’ Lazlo Evenhuis can conjure appealing wine and food matches if you let him. There’s another nosey parker at the window as we’re about to tuck into a saucy-looking bowl of spaghetti with mussels. He’s eyeing off our lunch as if it’s his,

apparently mesmerised by the flirty pink mussels. Using the universal sign language of food appreciation – a combination of thumbs up and nods – he asks through the glass if the pasta’s any good. I show him my clean cutlery to indicate we haven’t even tried it yet. Now buzz off. It turns out the pasta’s perfectly al dente and delicious in its humble sauce of onion, garlic, tomato and those fleshy mussels. The highlight of the stuffed calamari tubes are the green beans on the side, crisp and garlicky. The squid itself is tender and faultless but the stuffing – oregano, tomato, onions, capers, breadcrumbs and chopped tentacles – is gluggy, dense and not entirely loveable. But it’s a rare misstep. On a subsequent visit, when the place is heaving with lunchtime diners just before Easter and three dishes have already run out, we lap up a platter of orecchiette with cauliflower, anchovy and fried garlic crumbs, and marvel at the lightness of a small casserole of eggplant parmigiana. And that supple poached veal tongue, served warm and pink with pesto potatoes, is a plate I’ll come back for. To finish, a single cannoli filled with Marsala-laced ricotta, the ends crusted with pistachio. It’s as good as the one I had in Catania a year ago, which only adds to the evidence that Rosa Mitchell hasn’t lost that light Sicilian touch, or her passion to please. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au tO read mOre revieWs

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ieke Buchan is open to adventure. As an eccentric tomboy – her words – and as a “kind of a kooky, goofy, eccentric nerd” – her words again – she’s up for a bit of moving out of the comfort zone. It’s helped her broadcasting (she spent several years in the United States and Britain presenting sports programs), her writing (she’s working on a novel), her radio work (she worked on Eddie McGuire’s Hot Breakfast on Triple M for a couple of years) and her passion for risky business like rock climbing in gorges. She’s done a lot of out-there things, so getting robbed of all her money in Barcelona didn’t faze her. Well, not much. I’d asked her whether interesting things had happened to her when she was travelling alone. “All the time,” she says. “I was in Barcelona and I’d had a great \ weekend with a couple of friends. My bag got stolen. So I was in Barcelona with no bag and no money. I had eight euros left. She still understands a little Indonesian. “In most “I sat at the bar writing vitriolic poetry about languages I know how to ask for the bar.” having my bag stolen. It’s the only time anything bad’s The family moved to Sydney, where Buchan is “a happened to me on my travels. I started giggling going, product of the public school system – I’m a great ‘I’ve just spent my last eight euros on the world’s best believer in the public school system. It’s something I’m caipirinha’ – rum and lime and palm sugar. I’d gone very passionate about”. to this bar the night before and had been told (this At school she was “always a bit of an eccentric. I drink) was amazing. I looked at my last eight euros and played a lot of sport but I studied hard. I was quite lucky. thought I could spend it on a banana or some apples At high school I was adopted by an older group of girls from the supermarket or, you know, stuff it.” who went, ‘Oh you belong with us’. She’d seen this “cool family” earlier in the “That kind of changed my life in a way. They day. “The father in the family walked up to were in the world in different ways so I felt me at the bar and said, ‘Do you remember more comfortable being myself.” me from today? This is my bar, I’ll “YOU TAKE A LOT As a young girl she dreamed of seeing take care of you’. He and his family the world. “Mum and dad got National entertained the hell out of me for OF KNOCKS IN LIFE Geographic magazine and I wanted to be the next seven days. I got very a photojournalist. I thought that would spoilt; got to see a real insider’s AND IT WORKS OUT be cool.” view of Barcelona. It was in her first year of high school “I’m a fairly gregarious person. WHEN YOU GET UP, SO that she realised how much she liked I’m happy to talk to anyone. And it’s playing netball and doing cross-country about being trusting. So many people YOU JUST KEEP ON running. are so wary when they travel. “I was in love with cross-country “People just want to be nice to you DOING IT” running. That was what I did every day. I and show you their town. And most used to run an hour or two a day, for fun, locals don’t hate you for being a tourist; since I was 11. I just loved getting out in the they hate you if you’re an obnoxious tourist. bush. With my travelling, that’s the way I discover If you’re genuinely engaged and curious any city that I go to: I strap on my sneakers and run they’ll walk you two kilometres to show you their until I’m lost and I’ve got to find my way home. I love favourite coffee shop or to a piece of art you wouldn’t see being a fish out of water and having to find my way on the normal gallery tour.” around. Buchan’s latest role is on a new sports panel chat “What I love about travelling on my own is that you show for BigPond, called Sports Fan Club House, on meet people. You focus on looking out, whereas when Wednesday and Thursday nights, working alongside you’re travelling with a group of people you’re focused sportspeople and guests. “I’m excited because they want on each other.” me to be my opiniated bolshie self.” Buchan started her TV career hosting the weekend But let’s go back to the beginning. Buchan was born edition of SBS’s Toyota World Sport. “They gave me in Brisbane. When she was four, her family moved to two weeks on an unpaid cadetship as a reporter and at Indonesia, where they lived for four years. “Dad worked the end of the two weeks they asked what I was going in the oil industry. He’s one of those scientists who finds to do and I said, ‘I’m going to keep turning up until oil in rocks. I used to think that his job was to colour in, you pay me’. Six months later I was doing the weekend because he’d have these big seismic maps that he’d use anchor gig.” to show where fault lines were.” She went on to host international soccer news and At school in Jakarta she found herself one-out. “I results on the program The World Game on SBS. was the only little caucasian kid at my little Indonesian How was her soccer knowledge? “Going into it, it preschool and that was really formative for me,” she wasn’t as flash as it should have been. Being in an SBS says. “I’m lucky because my parents are very curious environment with Johnny Warren and Les Murray you travellers. I was an outsider who had to get to know absorb it by osmosis. people and got to know customs and developed a real “I’m a mad researcher. I went and watched every curiosity and appetite for the world.”

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Peter Wilmoth meets mieke buchan international game, local game, the last three World cups and I made sure that before I opened my mouth on that show I had boned up well and truly.” In 2003 she moved to Los Angeles where she stayed for six years, working on various American networks including ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports News and the Tennis Channel. It provided extraordinary opportunities. “For Tennis Channel I had a sports travel show, which was amazing,” she says. “I went to the best sports resorts in the world and road tested the lot. I got to play tennis with Jim Courier and with Roy Emerson in Switzerland. It was just amazing. I could not have made it up. And it was an amazing way to see the world, too.” Her passion for rock climbing took her to some stunning locations. “I travelled with my rock climbing so I’ve seen some of the most beautiful places in the world.” One, in the south of France, stays in her memory. “They call it the big hole because you get to the edge and it’s half a kilometre straight down. You get dropped into it and you have to climb out.” Was she scared? “No. I’m kind of fearless. You take a lot of knocks in life and it works out when you get up, so you just keep on doing it. “I do a bit of teaching and mentoring and I often say, ‘Jump off the cliff and build your wings on the way down’. Even if you get blown against the rock face you can still find a way up. Persistence and determination, I think, is everything.” In 2008 Buchan went to London to be the Fox Sports America correspondent covering all sorts of sports, including stunt-flying events. “I’m such a tomboy, so I love all that stuff.” But it’s not all action adventure. “I’ve hosted 250 episodes of a film review show (on a channel in the US) because I love my movies.” It’s a very packed CV. “I sometimes look at my resumé and think, ‘People must think I’m full of shit’. But I’ve got all the video to prove it all.” In mid-2009 Buchan worked on Triple M’s Hot Breakfast with Eddie McGuire, Luke Darcy and Mick Molloy. “That was a fairly big shift in gears. I kind of went from doing travel and sports and all of a sudden I was getting up at 4.30 doing breakfast radio. There were some great elements to that show and I have a lot of respect for Eddie. He’s got an incredible work ethic.” She reflects on that two years and, as an AFL player might say, she was a different cat. “I’m an eccentric.


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Eddie would be in the studio in his suit and tie and I’d skip in barefoot, in the middle of winter, wearing a singlet and oodles of jingly beads and bangles and scarves. I think they must have thought I was some incredibly strange flower. I guess I am.” She believes her versatility has been the key to her success. “Australia is a relatively small media market, so you have to be Gumby-flexi-adaptable for each new role,” she says. “This gave me a very fortunate advantage when I went to America. I could work for anyone from Fox Sports to Encore Movies and I wasn’t crossing audiences. No one said, ‘You’re the sport girl. You can’t do the film show’. “In one week I was doing pretournament profile chats with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer at the US Open, and then interviewing Kevin Costner about the resurgence of the western, before flying to Miami to give kite-surfing a go for my travel show. It’s a nutty life.”

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he left Triple M in 2011 to focus on a TV career and started her own production company, called Randomonium Pictures. She has ideas for a documentary series for which she already has footage. “I love people, I love travel, but it’s not the glamorous part of travel I like. I like the gritty real stories. Someone invites you home to dinner and all of a sudden you meet their kids and their family. I like that side of it.” Buchan’s variety-packed CV includes a travel show that screened on Channel Ten on Saturday afternoons called Making Tracks for Eddie McGuire’s production company. “That was a great experience and it was lovely that Eddie trusted me with that. I got to do road trips around Australia and I did that in my holidays from the radio show. “I had such a great time because I got to be a total tomboy on that show. It was singlets and ponytails and no make-up. I’m definitely not a labels girl anyway. I just don’t do any of that stuff. I’m not that girl. If you see me in a wedge that’s about as dressy as I get.” She says she loves writing more than anything. “I’ve got a novel I’ve been working on for quite a long time,” she says. “I guess you could describe it as a Harry Potter for grown-ups. Somewhere between Pippi Longstocking and Harry Potter. “I identified with Pippi Longstocking growing up. She did her own thing and was fiercely independent and I liked the kooky resilience and resistance to authority and being told what to do. I’m very much like that.” Buchan is engaged to Ant Warne, a man she says she once hated. “We met in Melbourne at the AFL grand final three years ago. We knew each other from years ago and loathed each other. I saw him this day and thought, ‘I’ll just go and say hello’. He was ignoring me. I thought ‘Bastard’. Being me I thought, ‘Well there’s a challenge’ … We fell in love after that. “We’ve bought and renovated an apartment. It is very eccentric. I’ve got a buffalo skull on one wall that I collected; art from all over the world. It’s definitely a menagerie of awesome weirdness.” It’s a busy life and showing no signs of changing, which suits Buchan fine. “Friends say, ‘I’m exhausted just hearing about your life’.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We WelCome your feedbACk @

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FaShion \ JANE ROCCA SPEAKS WITH DESIGNER ALEXANDRA KOVAC

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Oracles designer Alexandra Kovac, left, dreams about rainbows and repurposes them in her clothing and puts her preppy inspiration forward for her latest autumn-winter collection. She’s about ’70s throwback through a modern gaze. She’s also about dark and luxurious wools and velvet too. oracleslabel.com

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he spent nearly eight years sewing for kicks before she decided to make it official. Yes, Melbourne designer Alexandra Kovac found her niche by creating her own garments from vintage patterns she’d buy on eBay before she launched Oracles. “I’m one of those people who has a really active mind whilst dreaming. So, weirdly, a lot of ideas for the label come from things I’ve dreamt about including the name Oracles,” says 30-year-old Kovac, whose label references one of her favourite films, The NeverEnding Story. “The name [is] based on a dream I had about a wise entity advising me that I should be a fashion designer, and also a nod to a favourite movie referencing an amazing scene with The Southern Oracle.” Kovac grew up in bayside Mentone and says her mother was a fabulous source of inspiration. “I often go through old photos of mum from the ’60s and ’70s in awe and also cursing that she didn’t keep any of her beautiful clothes for me,” says Kovac, who lives and works in Fitzroy. “She always managed to look impeccable … really nailing the style that suited her.” This season Kovac snappily focuses on the preppy look. Think lots of collars, hints of formality and modern chic with a thirst for what’s come before. There are plenty of simple line structures and pinafore-style tunics: “I always seem to be drawn to nostalgia in what I wear and what I design, so my autumn-winter collection is a bit of a throwback to the ’70s with a prep-school vibe,” she says. “As a basic rule I design garments that I would wear, and as more ideas flow, I consider body types different to my own. “Quite often women like to conceal certain areas of their body, so I try to account for that by including a long-sleeve blouse or a dress with a fuller skirt, rather than everything being tailored and slim-fitting. It’s the logical thinker’s approach to fashion.” She blocks a portion of her mornings just to use the style.com app because it keeps her connected with with fashion internationally. “I love this app,” says Kovac who cites Carven, Proenza Schouler and Celine as a few she likes to follow. “It’s so important to keep an eye on what’s going on and a great source of inspiration.” She studied product design engineering at Swinburne and has managed to apply her skills to her sartorial career path. “Despite not being formally trained in fashion I like to think this type of education really lends itself to fashion design, in particular garment construction,” says Kovac. “I find it easy to visualise in both 2D and 3D which is a really useful skill to have. “Being a logical thinker helps me to not get too carried away with creativity, allowing me to be more level-headed about the designs, for example, taking into consideration the most efficient way for a garment to be manufactured.” And when the logic gets heavy, she turns to music. You’ll hear the sounds of Fleetwood Mac, Supertramp and Arthur Russell on the stereo when she’s working. “I always have music playing when I am designing and I try to match it with the theme of the collection or print,” she says. “I’m also a self-confessed lover of rainbows. If there is a way I can get a rainbow or a spectrum into my prints, I will try. I understand most people are not as rainbow-obsessed as I am, so I try to mute it down and make it a little more palatable for your everyday wearer. “So far I have got a great response from the prints. I think people might not realise how much they love rainbows.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Anna Linklater started her label Violet & I in 2009 and relies on all that is vintage to inspire a modern bohemia in her sartorial storytelling. She’s big on silks, cotton and leathers and embraces feminine silhouettes in her crusade to be nostalgic and romantic at once. www.violetandi.com.au

Australian fashion label Skin and Threads design their collections around the concept of layering. They’re big on natural fibres and we love this yellow cable knitwear that is sure to add a glow to the wintry days ahead. A third Melbourne shop opens on April 15 at Chadstone Shopping Centre. www.skinandthreads.com.

Italian jewellery label Due Punti fuses playful jewellery with elegance. Yes, there’s a diamond thrown in for glamorous measure. They’re sporty, chic and fun to wear. Stack them or wear on their own. Available exclusively at www.bensimon.com.au.

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have been a fan of internet shopping since its infancy. I have clocked up big bills and a bigger stash of goodies since the tyranny of distance melted away. It came naturally for me but for most it is still the great unknown. Internet shopping is not the big, bad wolf that is going to swallow up brick-and-mortar shops for good, but it is certainly a game changer. The Bureau of Statistics has found online shopping has been growing steadily since 2009. Men are more likely to shop online than women. The age group that shops regularly online is between 25-44 and is more likely to live away from city centres. The average online purchase is well below $1000. Research by the Australian Communications and Media Authority confirms travel goods, tickets and accommodation are the most popular purchases. Most online shoppers buy from Australian websites. A recent report by Paul Budde, from BuddeComm, highlights that while online sales have been growing “at around 20-30 per cent annually, the market share was still only around 5-7 per cent of the overall market in early 2013”. There is every indication that online shopping will grow exponentially in the next decade and will pose new challenges for bricks-and-mortar shops. These shops have to rethink how they conduct business and need to push customer service, product knowledge and attention to detail to top of their list to compete. Online shopping is not a magic pill to ease our real and imagined shopping dilemmas – it has drawbacks and security risks. Follow these simple, effective tips to make your online shopping experience more enjoyable:

» www.bathingbeauty.com.au Based in Western Australia, this jewel of a website is jam-packed with all things eco-conscious. I am obsessed with Tata Harper skincare. Shop only from reputable sites that carry authentic and licensed products. Look for an unbroken key, padlock, https in the address bar – for guaranteed security. Check and familiarise yourself with privacy, security, customer service, handling and shipping terms and conditions of sites. You need to know what sort of

information is collected from you and how will it be used. Make sure the retailer has a valid and current street address and a working landline; this will come in handy if you have any disputes. Leave the site if anything seems too good to be true about a product or price. Do not use cash, use PayPal (check its terms and conditions) or use a separate credit card with a low limit, say $500 – if anything happens your loss is not overwhelming Check total amounts, including shipping and freight charges, at currency exchange website such as www.xe.com and credit card costs, so you know exactly how much you will pay. Keep records of receipts, order numbers and dates of purchase. Also note when goods can be expected. Sometimes, you’ll need to pay to send products back, which can be costly. Once products are received, inspect carefully, photograph defects in the original packaging and get in touch with the seller immediately. two excellent websites to help you further

» www.consumer.vic.gov.au/shopping/ refunds-and-returns/online-purchases » www.staysmartonline.gov.au/home_users/protect_ yourself2/smart_online_shopping www.adorebeauty.com.au and www.meccacosmetica. com.au have catered to our beauty fix for a few years. For me the rush of online shopping is seeking out hard-to-find gems. These are my top picks. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Books \ KATE ATKINSON RETURNS WITH HER BEST NOVEL yET, WRITES CORRIE PERKIN

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ur inkling that 2013 would prove a stellar year for fiction was further affirmed by the recent arrival in our shop of British writer Kate Atkinson’s new novel, Life After Life. “Her most ambitious and most gripping work to date,” Alex Clark last month declared in The Guardian. We agree and, like many Melbourne indie booksellers, expect keen interest among our customers. Since 1995 when her first novel, Behind The Scenes At The Museum won the prestigious Whitbread Book of the Year award (now known as the Costa Book Awards), Atkinson has built a loyal Australian fan base. Book clubs, in particular, enjoy her diverse range of work – from the epic, time-travelling tale of the Fairfax family in Human Croquet, to her gripping Jackson Brodie crime novels – and her stories always manage to promote good discussion over a glass of red. Life After Life is a worthy addition to this oeuvre. What if a person could relive key moments in his or her life but, while in this curious Groundhog Day state, either actively tweak events to achieve a happier outcome, or give oneself over to happenstance? Born on a snowy winter’s night in 1910, little Ursula Todd dies within minutes of her birth because of a doctor’s delayed arrival. In the next few pages, she is born again and this time survives because the doctor has ploughed through the snow and made it in time. Death makes another appearance when Ursula, now five, is swept off her tiny feet while paddling in the sea. In one chapter she drowns, in the next she is plucked from the water by a passerby. The pattern of Ursula bouncing back to life continues – after the post-World War I Spanish flu epidemic, an episode of grim domestic violence and the 1940 London Blitz. The backbone to Ursula’s story is the Todd family – a family deeply affected by two world wars, but bound by shared experiences and their own sense of kinship. Ursula’s parents, Sylvie and Hugh, her flamboyant aunt, Izzie, her brothers and sisters, the Todd’s maids – they provide a rich texture to this intriguing tale. In a recent interview Atkinson described Life After Life as “my best book, and it’s the best thing I’ll ever write”. She added: “I think I was much more confident

with this book – not that I’m confident when I write – but whenever I change direction, I feel relief and a big rush of energy and, because I knew I was doing something different, the writing has had an altogether different dynamic.” Unlike her contemporaries Julian Barnes, Martin

Amis, Ian McEwan and Alan Hollinghurst, Kate Atkinson’s literary career did not take off until she was in her 40s. But her impressive body of work earned her an MBE in the Queen’s 2011 birthday honours, for services to literature. Well deserved, we say. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson » $32.95 (Doubleday)

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The Vogue Factor by Kirstie Clements » $29.95 (Victory Books)

Gather: Delicious Recipes, Beautiful Gatherings by Julie Goodwin » $49.95

The Best Gardens In Italy: A Traveller’s Guide by Kirsty McLeod, photographs by Primrose Bell » $39.99 (Frances Lincoln)

Crime writer and frustrated sleuth Erica Falck and her policeman husband, Patrik Hedström, are trying to solve a perplexing murder of town council financial director Mats Sverin. And what is the link between Sverin and the young woman who, a few days before the murder, fled to the island of Graskar with her five-year-old son and her hands covered in blood? There are good reasons Camilla Läckberg’s Falck and Hedstrom mysteries sell in 55 countries and have gained such a following. Read The Lost Boy and you’ll understand what the fuss is about. \ 18 The weekly review \ april 10, 2013

Kirstie Clements’ memoir opens with her recollection of the day she was sacked as Vogue Australia editor. Her departure after 13 years in the chair was unexpected and immediate; Clements was told she had to leave the building with no opportunity to say goodbye to staff or pack up her desk. This new paperback by the girl who escaped Sydney’s Sutherland Shire, landed the Vogue receptionist’s job, worked her way around the glossy fashion mag world, then hit the jackpot with her old alma mater, confirms our view that worthy, thoughtful books about the Australian fashion industry will sell. \

The first of the Australian MasterChef winners, Julie Goodwin, continues to evolve as a brand, and as a home cook of substance. Her latest recipe collection reminds us of the Margaret Fulton tomes our mother used to keep in the pantry and consult when they needed the foolproof beef stroganoff or strawberry pav. Goodwin’s interpretations can’t be compared with any of the swish ooh-aah cookbooks in the market. But they are an inspiring reminder of what Australian households can produce when they have access to fresh produce, free time and a keen creative culinary streak. \

This meaty little paperback is a worthy inclusion in your luggage if you (a) love gardening and (b) are heading to Italy. Accompanied by Primrose Bell’s colour photographs, Kirsty McLeod’s chosen gardens cover a vast range of Italian territory, climates and settings. From the beautiful gardens of Tuscany to the hilly terrains of Lombardy and Trentino, to the more harsh landscapes of Sicily, the book has it all. It will inspire even armchair-bound travellers to book a direct flight to Rome. A handy how-to-get-there and opening hours information section is included at the back. \


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Warm Bodies \ Opens April 11, Rated M, 98 min » warmbodiesmovie.com

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It’s unusual to find a romance that begins with the hero eating his lover’s ex-boyfriend. But there is little that is usual about Warm Bodies – the world’s first zombie romantic comedy (or zomromcom, to those in the know). Set in a post-apocalyptic future, this very funny and oddly sweet film sees the undead R (Nicholas Hoult) fall in love with the very alive Julie (Teresa Palmer). Falling in love isn’t the kind of thing zombies tend to do, so this simple act sends ripples through the undead community – who prefer to shuffle and groan about an abandoned airport. Jonathan Levine’s film has great fun playing with genre expectations, so much so that it occasionally feels like a spoof. But any daftness is redeemed by its potent black humour and Hoult’s wry, self-aware narration. His R is a curious beast, learning what it means to be human again via old records (“vinyl sounds better”), while gnawing on stockpiled brains. The film’s greatest success, however, is making its impossible premise work. The absurd romance between dead boy and living girl feels convincing, without sapping agency from the heroine. They come to feel like star cross’d lovers, kept apart by their respective tribes, and it no longer matters that one is rotting. While Warm Bodies might occasionally try a little hard to be hip, any irony is balanced against a genuine sweetness. In short, it’s a movie with heart and (lots and lots of) brains. \

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The second album from Melbourne duo (and former Perthites) Amy Franz and Hayley McKee is the best sort of throwback. Simple, fuzzy and fun, Crosswords is a reminder of the simple power of rock and roll. Swampy dirge Memphis is sinister and claustrophobic, Dragging the Fog is sparse and heartbroken, and opener Alligator is thrilling and raucous. Throughout, the duo offer a joyous mix of garage rock and 60s girl pop, best illustrated here by Heavy Step. Their decision to cover Smokey Robinson’s You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me – a track recently covered by retronauts She & Him – seems intended as a statement. While Zooey simpered her way through a syrupy take on the classic, this version is deliberately rough and ready. This isn’t fake-Polaroid hipster retro. If it’s retro at all, it’s in the sense that it recaptures the thrill of hearing an old song for the first time. For Super Wild Horses, the past isn’t a place to take refuge. Rock music wasn’t – and isn’t – supposed to be sweet, but raw, energising and gloriously messy. Crosswords is all of those things. \ to reAd More reviews

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Is anyone still watching this? While the first season of this David Duchovny vehicle was enjoyable enough, it’s been driving in ever-diminishing circles ever since. Now halfway through its fifth series, any potential edginess has rubbed off, leaving a grubby, salacious and not terribly funny sex comedy. In this week’s episode, Hank (Duchovny) meets a penis-obsessed lesbian, while his buddy Charlie is sleeping with his son’s nanny in his ex-wife’s bed. As you do. Essentially, it’s part soap opera, part Carry On film and part soft porn. The unlikely scenarios might provide an uncomfortable glimpse into middle-aged male fantasies, but their execution is thoroughly juvenile. You can almost hear the sniggers every time someone says “dick”. If there’s one reason to tune in, however, it’s Rob Lowe. Lowe has recently proved himself the comic highlight of Parks and Recreation and he’s on excellent form here as a faded rock star whose “tiny dancer” is kaput. But, really, you’d be better off just watching his segments on YouTube. \

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henever I imagine myself doing anything illegal – like throwing litter out of a car, jaywalking, streaking across the MCG, double-parking, or not declaring my purchases to Customs officials (I was once stopped at Coolangatta airport for trying to smuggle in an entire Hungarian salami for my mother) – I immediately think the following; I will be busted. Everyone will know. My face gets itchy and blotchy when I lie, everybody will be looking at me. Hundreds of people do illegal things every day, but I know they’ll catch ME. The story will be smeared across newspapers like a thousand leaking permanent markers. Bystanders will fling mud and timbers from the remnants of all the bridges I’ve burnt. The digital record of my crime will be held in secret permanent files on some floating satellite and every prospective employer, credit agency or detective in the universe will know me on sight (and smirk) for the rest of my life. The shame would kill me. Crime doesn’t pay, especially if you’re paranoid and have a persecution complex. I’m sure the local grocer’s brother-in-law is involved with the Mafia. I’ve noticed the people across the road have visitors at all hours of the night and their energy bill is very high (don’t ask). I know the bingo at my mother’s aged-care facility is fixed. These people can get away with it, they’re strategically cunning; I’m an idiot when it comes to being bad. I’d get caught and tossed in the slammer in less time than it takes to say, “Guilty, your honour.” Where, surrounded by people who genuinely belong there, I’d be singled out and politely referred to as the ‘‘psycho’’.


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The Supreme courT of VicToria If I ever have to get into the witness stand, the Supreme Court of Victoria would be my preferred venue. The mere sight of the building as I drive by encourages me to sit up straight and focus. It’s an imposing structure; adjacent to the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court and the County Court of Victoria, these buildings are known collectively as the Melbourne Law Courts. The feng shui here exudes order; a square block with a court positioned in each of its corners. In this precinct it’s easy to spot the unmistakable shine of legal types in black robes and wigs as they emerge from the courts to eat, wag their tongues or swing their stingers. \

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This ‘‘Being-Busted’’ insecurity would explain why I’m jumpy got an around jails. I’ve performed ironic iconic stand-up comedy in old jails idea? – aware on a visceral level of email me the anguish embedded in the floorboards and stones and hoping that laughter would shift the ghosts. The Old Melbourne Gaol in Russell Street is a museum, managed since 1972 by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). The first cell block was opened for prisoners in 1841, but frequent escapes meant the facilities were inadequate and by 1850 the jail was already crowded. The influx of bottom-feeders lured by gold in 1851 introduced a whole swag of new law-and-order problems. A new wing, with its own perimeter wall, was built between 1852 and 1854, using bluestone instead of sandstone. There are three floors of cells, many of them with information and specific details about inmates and life among some of the colony’s most hardened criminals. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929, the jail was the venue for 133 hangings, including the perfectly coiffed and bearded bushranger Ned Kelly. Dangerous criminals, petty offenders, the homeless, the mentally ill and even vagrant children were thrown into the same cells. This is a brutal, albeit fascinating, lens into our history that makes me feel a little queasy. But it’s the truth and thus it delivers a sense of the rodent-like passage we’ve come through, hopefully along the way having made constant and consistent improvements to our prison system. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

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The mood shifts. The chatter fades. Anxiety levels heighten and the audience inhales. Anticipation – it’s show time! No, you’re not in the theatre; this is how a court case begins. The experiences are strikingly similar. There’s drama, pageantry and the knowledge that content and performance are of equal importance if you want to achieve the desired outcome in a courtroom, just as there is in the theatre. What a brilliant idea it was to transform the Carlton Courthouse into the Carlton Courthouse Theatre, run by La Mama. Built in 1887 by John Short to the design of architect G.B.H. Austin, the building is a single-storeyed Gothic-style structure – simple and elegant. \

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hen it comes to toilets, Tim Ross takes a less-is-more approach. The comedian, better known as Rosso, says Australians have gone overboard, with the number of porcelain seats in their homes, sometimes outnumbering people. “We’ve forgotten the simplicity of architecture,” says Ross. “I grew up in a house that had a separate toilet, separate shower and a separate bath with a basin. But then someone came up with this idea that we had to put everything in the same room because it looks beautiful, which means when the bathroom is full no one else can go in it. And so we build another bathroom and another bathroom.” For as long as he can remember, Ross has been besotted with architecture. Growing up in a 1960s AVJennings project home in Mt Eliza, the famous radio presenter vividly remembers early experiences with modernist living spaces. “As a kid I would ride my bike around Ranelagh Estate, past Roy Grounds’ house, and all these wonderful places that were built in the ’50s and ’60s,” says Ross. “Subconsciously they started to get in my head. The way I describe it is by comparing it to a Hal David and Burt Bacharach song. Without ever owning an album, I woke up one day and loved every one of those songs, and it’s the same thing with design appreciation.”

and then have a deeper understanding of why we need to preserve houses that were built 50, 60 years ago, rather then houses that were built 100 or 200 years ago. “Preservation is a big message of the show, and that’s not heavy handed. That’s just about people being in the space and appreciating it, and thinking about the architecture of time in a completely different way.” First staged at the Boyd house in July last year, the show was a sellout, and all the profits went back into the Robin Boyd Foundation. It will be the same this year. “The house has this enormous mortgage and so although it doesn’t knock a lot off it, it does make it an easier week,” says Ross. Ross’s own experience with preservation began several years ago, when a raffishly low-slung house came onto the property market amid little fanfare. Situated in Hunters Hill, Sydney, an area traditionally known for its sandstone buildings, Atherton House is classic mid-20th century design complete with a kidney-shaped pool, iconic flat roof and red lino floors. Spread over two levels, it’s seamlessly connected to the surrounding bush landscape, and artfully weaves in a modernist palette of timber and stone. “I was really looking for a home for my furniture,” says Ross. “It turned up in the local paper and no one else wanted it ... and if they did they were going bulldoze it.

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It’s a passion that has manifested itself into a “So I swept in and took it, and have restored where mid-century furniture collection, a lovingly restored it was needed. We’re trying to do everything as 1950s home and an architecture-inspired comedy show, sympathetically as we can, so that the house remains as Man About the House. beautiful as it was the day it was built in 1959. But you Presented inside Robin Boyd’s famous Walsh Street always find yourself pottering around and changing House next week, Ross’ show is a combination of his things,” he says. three great loves – family (wife Michelle and son To get it back to its original condition, Ross had to Bugsy), modernist architecture and music. remove all traces of a tragic 1980s renovation. He His best friend and musical collaborator, Kit ripped up the carpet and polished the original “I would Warhurst, (brother to radio announcer Myf timber floorboards. He tiled the lower level Warhurst) will play the guitar throughout and entry in a dark slate and introduced love people the show. splashes of primary colours through the to see the “The beautiful thing about the interior and cupboard doors. house” show is that it’s a creative ball and Today, it’s the perfect setting to display every time we go to a house the Ross’ mid-century pieces, which include a show changes,” says Ross. turquoise 1948 Saarinen Womb chair, a wonky old “I take a story from each house Featherstone chair and a couple of original Eames shell and add it into the show. So it is chairs in mismatching colours. There’s also an Arne stand-up. I do jokes and stories and Vodder sideboard with coloured drawers, a Finn Juhl most of them are very relatable chair and an impressive 1950s ceramic collection and normal things about being a German tea set. father or having a wife, or silly “The house just has a personality to it,” says Ross. “I things I’ve done. But at the start find if you wake up in the morning, especially now with I talk about the house, about a child running around, you can put on a record, make the journey and how we have a cup of tea, look out the window, see the trees and feel ended up in each place. the weather. The simple bones of the house just makes “I would love people to you feel really happy.” \ fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au come along, see the house

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t has been a long time since builders were referred to as artisans. In the Middle Ages, the term denoted a worker in a skilled trade who was good with their hands; a stonemason or carpenter more than qualified. There is plenty about the houses we see today to suggest the label should stick, perhaps none more so than at this renovated 1930s residence in leafy Surrey Hills. The vendors have spent the better part of 14 years handcrafting a renovation designed to reflect a simpler time. A closer inspection of the outcome reveals there is nothing simple about the design or its execution; lucky there’s a builder among the pair. A sunken block bordered by established trees has allowed for an extension above and below the original house. Its unique floor plan begins with entry to the lower ground floor, which has been turned into a family living hub. Interiors appear to be inspired by that of a traditional farmhouse, but there’s certainly nothing rough about the lifestyle on offer. Handmade Mexican terracotta tiles turn the floor into a feature, a traditional wax finish (painstakingly applied by the owners themselves) adding warmth often only achieved with timber boards. Together with exposed oregon beams lining the ceiling, they create a rustic canvas for the owner’s collection of antique chandeliers and wall sconces sourced from Europe and the US. Timber from the beams was sourced from bushfire-prone parts of Victoria after the Black Saturday fires of 2009. When residents there were prohibited from rebuilding with timber, many were stuck with a pile of lumber they couldn’t use. Our vendors were only too happy to take it off their hands and the result is a rich tapestry of mahogany shades that coaxes every eye skyward. An elaborate limestone mantelpiece ages a contemporary Jetmaster gas fireplace to fit in with the rest of the furnishings. Three sets of timber-framed french doors take living and entertaining outdoors to a paved courtyard with a covered dining area.

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The Shaker-style kitchen borrows floor coverings and ceilings from the rest of the open floor plan, but a double fireclay sink and marble benchtops are the standouts. Milk paint, a traditional finish for 18th and 19th century Shaker furniture, delivers a rustic, chalky finish to cabinets and a full complement of integrated European appliances. It’s not often that pantries warrant anything more than a cursory mention, but then it’s probably even less often that a house has a sponge painted larder with floor-to-ceiling wood-wash painted shelves. You can almost picture the sacks of grain and milled flour – perhaps they’ll be concealed behind the packets of two-minute noodles. The property’s former granny flat has been extended and made part of the main house, negating the need for its dreary sub-floor bathroom, which has been turned into a cheerful laundry and an extra bathroom to serve the family hub. Up a flight of weathered concrete stairs, the rest of the granny flat has been turned into a second living area with three bedrooms and a study arranged around it. A second entrance from The Crescent is ideal for those working from the home office, which could also serve as a fourth bedroom if required. The rest of the bedrooms have natural agave carpets and timber-lined ceilings, with the exception of the main suite. If you were under the impression rustic and grandeur were two words not to be used in the same sentence, pay a visit to this room. Timber-trussed cathedral lining board ceilings are a heady combination of both, as are the handmade Spanish floor tiles in the en suite. A solid block of limestone as a shower base and a pressed metal claw-foot bath err on the side of grandeur, but then we all have to enjoy the fruits of our labour at some point. Brick walls, inside and out, have been painstakingly hand brushed in a lime-wash finish. Like all surfaces in this house, the walls speak of the effort put into them. From floor to ceiling, this property is a testament to getting your hands dirty. \ jo davy property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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and Crafts Studley (Melba lived there). To the west, a stripped-down block (Ernst Fuchs, 1980) completes the picture of flats in Toorak – more or less. The new arrival set new standards, massive in form and complex in detail. Apartment 101, being on the ground floor, inherited the high ceilings of the building’s wide and handsome entrance lobby.

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Malvern east \ 55 Cairnes CresCent

It has the proportions and ambience of a converted Paris mansion: compact rooms with great elegance. Every main room looks on to the apartment’s private garden. The immaculate kitchen has an unusual, practical relationship with the sitting room and a study annexe, that probably caters more for dividend checking than homework. In addition to its interior glamour, the Private Sale

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3127

Noel Jones \ 9885 3333

Price \ $600,000 +

property has a unique feature. It not only has the privacy afforded by the building’s secure main entrance but it can also offer straightforward street access – something that is rarely available to flats, let alone luxurious ones on bustling Toorak Road. The apartment comes with two secure car spaces, a storeroom and access to the building’s pool, spa and gym. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 3

2

1

POSTCODE

3121

Bennison Mackinnon 9864 5000 3

2

1

10 Rowland Street, Mont Albert ................................................................. Price: $800,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 13 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

77 Highett Street, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $800,000 - $880,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 20 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm, Sat 11.15-11.45am .................................................................

Recently renovated, this captivating c1930s residence's generous, light-filled dimensions reveal a sensational blend of art-deco charm and designer style.

This engaging, updated, exceptionally generous Victorian has a north-facing rear garden with off-street parking, and is a short walk from West Richmond Station.

Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 147 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ Blue River Thai, 239 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Country Fare, 4 Hamilton Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Richmond Hill Café & Larder, 48-50 Bridge Road Let's eat dinner @ The Kingston Hotel, 55 Highett Street Let's drink coffee @ New York Tomato, 6 New Street

Auction \ April 20 at noon

Nestled behind a high security gate is Stonnington Close. And set in a quiet corner of the complex, is this modern, double-storey townhouse, with a carport and garage. Entering directly into the generous, open-plan space, the family area has a large feature mirror, while opposite are french doors that reveal a north-east-facing, paved courtyard. Nearby, the meals area is next to the kitchen. Here, dark granite benchtops sparkle alongside white subway-style tiles, polished floorboards and a white Blanco oven. The main bedroom features french doors that also lead to the front courtyard. The bedroom is flooded with light and has a built-in wardrobe. Next door, the main bathroom has emerald-green floor tiles, a large shower, bath and neat European laundry. A wrought-iron balustrade highlights stairs that lead to two bedrooms with cream carpets, white walls and built-in wardrobes. Darling train station, Darling Park and Gardiners Creek are a short walk away. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3145

3

2

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TOORAK \ 17 Brookville road It is the largest house in the street, but behind its row of crab apples along the front fence it is hard to get more than a glimpse of the top of the gable. You might even walk straight past and not notice it. And that would be a pity because this is one of a rare breed: a surviving, intact double-storey Victorian mansion-style house in Toorak. Yes, Toorak is known for its grand houses, but most are from the 1930s or later. Double-storey Victorians are harder to find. The Hawthorn brick façade has a projecting front gable with a superimposed truss and finial. A large cream-brick arch dominates the area beneath the gable. The property’s origin is uncertain. What is certain is that in the 1870s about 4.46 hectares (10 acres) was reserved for the Brookville Estate, which centred on the area that now forms the park, Brookville Road and Toorak Primary School. This house remains largely intact with many elaborate Victorian features including gorgeous leadlight windows, high ceilings, cornices, marble mantelpieces and Baltic pine floorboards. The layout follows a traditional pattern with rooms arranged off the central hall. The grand staircase leads to an arched hall with a suite of bedrooms and bathrooms and a door to the upstairs balcony. A large back garden has a swimming pool. The double garage is entered from a right-of-way at the rear of the property, which also connects to the heart of Toorak Village. \ maria harris

postcode

3142

5

4

2

marshall White \ 9822 9999

Price \ $3.8 million +

auction \ April 27 at 12.30pm

MALVERN EAST \ 2/64 BUrke road POSTCODE

3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

2

POSTCODE

2

17 Yarravale Road, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

3124

Fletchers Canterbury 9836 2222 2

1

1

27 Wandin Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $840,000 - $920,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 13 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1.30-2pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

thomson \ 9509 8244

Price \ $900,000 +

auction \ April 27 at 11am

No wonder boutique developments are so highly sought. This three-bedroom townhouse is one of just six, and has been built to satisfy the most finicky buyer. Lawn, creepers and colourful garden beds soften a rendered, modern façade. Inside, blond wood parquetry floors set off the mushroom hue of the walls and the modernist gas fireplace in the lounge room. A courtyard breaks up the lounge room from the family and meals area, and allows sunlight to pour into the social areas of the house. The main bedroom has a fully tiled en suite with a double vanity, stylish tapware and a walk-in robe. There are two other bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes, which share a large bathroom and separate toilet. The kitchen has been beautifully furnished with cream-coloured CeasarStone benchtops, a long island bench and Miele appliances. The lock-up double garage has internal access, and there is a large laundry behind the kitchen. Central Park is a two-minute walk, as are shops, cafés, Hedgeley Dean Gardens and city-bound trams. \ lexi cottee

postcode

A striking balance of classic and contemporary styles in a large landscaped setting defines this stunning Nick Bochsler-enhanced haven.

This delightful c1910 Edwardian beauty is still in excellent, well-loved condition and is ready for restoration and modernisation. It is close to Camberwell's amenities.

Let's eat lunch @ Cru, 916 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Centonove, 109 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Café 147, 147 High Street

Let's eat lunch @ Red Robyn, 393 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Trinitas Thai, 955 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffeehead, 8-10 Railway Parade

3145

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south Yarra \ 71 OsbOrne street

we love it

Subtle detail and clever planning assure a seamless transition between old and new in this two-storey residence. Built in the late 1800s, the house is classic early-Victorian architecture with minimal adornment, solid bones and soaring ceilings. Adopting a monochrome palette inside and

out, the façade is timeless. Grey render and white timber window frames provide the perfect backdrop for big pots of greenery. Inside there is a contemporary, minimalist approach, with Baltic pine floors and crisp white walls punctuated by black doorframes and mantelpieces. The chandeliers and white shutters provide texture and richness.

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Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000

postcode

3141

1

2

The living and dining room opens onto the wide hallway and best demonstrates the juxtaposition between new and old – moulded skirting and architraves sit next to big sheets of mirror and clean-lined, marble fireplaces. Further along is the kitchen, where there is a free-standing oven and cooktop. White cabinetry and CaesarStone benchtops

Price \ $1.15 million – $1.25 million

continue the minimalist theme, while a sky window provides plenty of light. To cater for entertaining, the kitchen has a big servery window opening to a decked-courtyard encouraging conversation between the guests and the cook. Upstairs are two carpeted bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. \ frAncescA cArter

Auction \ April 20 at 11.30am

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3206

RT Edgar Albert Park 9699 7222 2

2

1

POSTCODE

3146

Abercromby's Real Estate 9864 5300 4

2

2

POSTCODE

3103

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 4

2

2

POSTCODE

3103

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 3

2

2

52 O'Grady Street, Albert Park ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Sat, Wed noon-12.30pm .................................................................

22 Vincent Street, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

29 Bevan Street, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 20 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

3 Belmont Avenue, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Desirably close to Albert Park Village is this renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian with generous open-plan living/ dining, north-facing courtyard and parking.

This superbly renovated Edwardian house offers a compelling combination of period class and contemporary style, just a short stroll from Central Park.

This instantly appealing Lewis Coote family house in a quiet cul-de-sac features an attractive façade and flexible floor plan.

Situated in the highly-regarded Reid Estate, this superbly-built solid-brick three-bedroom, two-bathroom residence c1965 offers elegant character.

Let's eat lunch @ Misuzus Restaurant, 3-7 Victoria Avenue Let's eat dinner @ The Albert Park Hotel, Cnr Montague Street & Dundas Place Let's drink coffee @ Petty Officer, 113 Victoria Avenue

Let's eat lunch @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Kerabu, 151 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Le Petit Prince, 1a Mercer Road

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Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Stefan's Charcoal Grill, 305 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Pure Italian, 249b Belmore Road

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


surrey hills \ 1/7 MONTROSE STREET

aGents’ cho i ce Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000

POSTCODE

3191

2

1

1

POSTCODE

3142

6/298 Bluff Road, Sandringham ................................................................. Price: $649,000 ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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21 Hill Street, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. EOI Closing April 23 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

Fletchers \ 9836 2222

Price \ $740,000 – $790,000

Auction \ April 20 at 11am

Young families on the prowl for a house in leafy Surrey Hills should immediately feel at home in this three-bedroom townhouse, which is just metres from Union Street shops and Surrey Hills train station. It stands tall on the elevated side of the road, and beckons you in with its winding path to the portico and neat two-storey brick façade with its borrowed Edwardian-style cues. The first floor follows an open-plan layout, with a conjoined living, family, kitchen and meals area. Each of these rooms looks onto the courtyard, which is bordered by a wall of jasmine. The carpeted living room has a big bay window overlooking the front garden, and the meals and kitchen area are resplendent with glossy timber floors. The kitchen has plenty of bench space, dark stone benchtops and tidy white cabinetry. The main bedroom is downstairs and has his and her wardrobes and an en suite. There are two more bedrooms upstairs, with ceilings that slope into the eaves, a bathroom, and plenty of space for a study on the landing. \ LexI COTTee

postcode

Set at the rear of a designer development of only six, this single-level townhouse establishes a world of its own, close to every Sandringham asset.

This Rob Mills-designed apartment has lift access, formal and informal living, European kitchen, three bedrooms, main with en suite and two private courtyards.

Let's eat lunch @ Finz, 1 Melrose Street Let's eat dinner @ Harbour View, Jetty Road Let's drink coffee @ Elefant Lounge Café, Station Street

Let's eat lunch @ Caffé e Cucina, 581 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ A La Bouffe Bar & Bistro, 268 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ LuxBite, 38 Toorak Road

Address

armadale

18a Armadale st

AGeNT PAGe Bennison Mackinnon

80

Marshall White Jellis Craig Jellis Craig

55 89 89

ashburton

3 Karnak rd 34 Baird st 4 Beaufort Crt

balwyn

29 Bevan st Marshall White 34 elliott Ave Marshall White 7 Madang Ave Marshall White 17 Northcote Ave Marshall White 8 Metung st Marshall White 13 Winmalee rd Fletchers 15a Kitchener st Fletchers 1 & 2/5 Parring rd JA Cain First National 29 Belgrove Ave Noel Jones 3 Belmont Ave Jellis Craig 38 Gordon st Jellis Craig 24/7-13 Kireep rd Jellis Craig

balwyn north

428 Balwyn rd 107 Panoramic rd 58 Fortuna Ave 11 Moreton st 1a Heather st 23 dempster Ave 150 Greythorn rd 38 Harrington Ave 33 Hosken st 35 Kawarren st 1a rangeview Gve 25 stroma Ave 7 Grieve st

box hill south 1187 riversdale rd

camberwell

27 Wandin rd

55 56 56 57 57 68 71 74 76 90 90 91

Marshall White 58 Fletchers 72 Fletchers 73 Hocking Stuart 83 Hocking Stuart 84 Jellis Craig 85 Jellis Craig 86 Jellis Craig 91 Jellis Craig 92 Jellis Craig 92 Jellis Craig 93 Jellis Craig 93 RT Edgar 104 Fletchers

72

Fletchers

72

4/903 riversdale rd 19 Christowel st 814 Burke rd 11 Collings st 2 Alma rd

canterbury

2 Grange Ave 22 Chatham rd 2a dryden st 30 Highfield rd

caulfield east 17 Leamington Cres

donvale

Fletchers 72 Jellis Craig 94 Jellis Craig 94 RT Edgar 105 RT Edgar 108 Kay & Burton 40 Marshall White 58 Marshall White 59 RT Edgar 107 Noel Jones

78

hawthorn east 25 Constance st 25 Canterbury Plc 251 riversdale rd 56 Lilydale Gve 407 Auburn rd 16 Henham st

Kew

242 Goulburn Valley Hwy Christopher Russell 110

fitzroy

Kew east

drysdale

Murradoc Park

east melbourne 193 George st 24 darling st

RT Edgar 108 Elders 111 Abercromby’s 37 Caine 101

eildon

134 Napier st

Fitzroys

84

13-15 Yeovil rd Marshall White 46 Liston st Woodards 27 Lurnea rd JA Cain First National 34 Belmont Ave North Noel Jones 13 Courang rd Noel Jones 21 Ashburton st Hocking Stuart 7/57-59 Glen Iris rd Jellis Craig

52 66 75 78 79 83 95

Glen iris

hawthorn

569 Glenferrie rd 2/4 Glan Avon rd 33/8 Wallen rd

Colliers Marshall White Marshall White

43 59 60

3

2

27 Allen st Jellis Craig 95 10 edward st Jellis Craig 96 2/38 riversdale rd Jellis Craig 96 406a Barkers rd Walsh Cairns & Co 101 3/127-129 Power st RT Edgar 107

129 edgevale rd 24 Goldthorns Ave 15 Peel st 66 eglinton st 7 Cecil st 9/1 derby st 39 Carson st 17 Yarravale rd 97 eglinton st 3/6 Marshall Ave 37 Hartington st 4/58-62 Mary st

2 Leslie st

3127

8 Coleman Ave 63a Westbrook st 4/5 Westbrook st 17 Minogue st

main ridGe 26 Browns rd

malvern

2b Ashley Gve 27 spring rd 4 Grace st

malvern east 2/64 Burke rd

2

19 Anderson st Marshall White 22 Turner st Marshall White 19 Bent st Marshall White 55 Cairnes Cres Noel Jones 9/33-35 Burke rd Bennison Mackinnon

48 50 63 79 82

melbourne 1202/201 Collins st 503/430 st Kilda rd

Dingle Partners Woodards

39 67

Noel Jones

78

mont albert Marshall White 45 Marshall White 60 Marshall White 61 Marshall White 61 Jellis Craig 97 RT Edgar 103 Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Fletchers Noel Jones Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Fletchers Miles Jellis Craig

42 44 62 62 69 70 77 87 97 98 98 99 63 71 84 99

4 Kinloch Ave

McEwing Partners 111

1299 rochford rd

40 Howe Cres

35 The Avenue

6/61 Westbury st

RT Edgar 110

tooraK

15a Percy st Marshall White 4/2 Jessamine Ave Marshall White One

64 66

richmond 4 Hosie st Marshall White 51 29a Glass st Biggin & Scott 73 9/323 Church st Bennison Mackinnon 79 127 stawell st Jellis Craig 88 136 Highett st Jellis Craig 100 1/15-17 Cubbitt st Steveway 101

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9a Moffat st Marshall White 49 10/37-41 Margaret st Biggin & Scott 73 36 Arthur st Bennison Mackinnon 81 71 Osborne st Bennison Mackinnon 82 14/168 Toorak rd West Williams Batters 109

58 Guildford rd 1/7 Montrose st 74 Park rd

Prahran

Abercromby’s

south yarra

RT Edgar 109

ocean Grove

21 Hill st 3/2 Lansell rd 4/16 Maple Gve 7b Woorigoleen rd 17 Brookville rd 1a Canterbury rd 4a Bellaire Crt 1b Power Ave

Marshall White

64

Marshall White 53 Fletchers 70 Jellis Craig 100 Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

41 41 42 47 54 65 65 66

yuulonG

35 Parkers Access rd CB Richard Ellis 110 listings provided by campaigntrack.

saturday’s auction results online @

Abercromby’s 38 Marshall White 46 RT Edgar 102 38

south melbourne

surrey hills

newham

RT Edgar 106

Thomson

2598 Melbourne-Lancefield rd Nelson Alexander 111

st Kilda east

mt eliza 16 Marathon dve

romsey

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A4 | B3 | C2

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| 40 Howe Crescent

Exquisite Period Home

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This exquisite landmark Georgian family home presents a stunning opportunity to enjoy a superb lifestyle in Melbourne´s most desirable position. The gracious period features of this home have been meticulously maintained and the imposing scale of these spaces ties in seamlessly with the fabulous contemporary living area. Flooded with natural light, the luxurious kitchen has ample space for entertaining. With three bedrooms and two sumptuous bathrooms this magnificent home is further enhanced by a studio apartment with two car garage.

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A6 | B7 | C5

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tender: Closing Tuesday 30th April at 5.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Strictly By Appointment ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: sunnyside1864.com

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| 193 George Street

’Sunnyside’ c1864

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Unequivocally one of Melbourne´s most illustrious properties of consulate proportions, enhanced by an allotment unmatched for scale and size in East Melbourne, Sunnyside’s majestic reception rooms are matched with charming studies and inviting informal areas overlooking an alluring swimming pool and evocative self-contained stables. Five upstairs bedrooms and six bathrooms, one downstairs, deliver welcoming accommodation, accompanied by a versatile apartment and central retreat. Reverse cycle heating/cooling, enomous cellar and ample secure parking. Moments from the MCG and the city.

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| 2b Ashley Grove

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Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 27th April at 10.30am

View:

Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am

24/7 View:

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Superlative Single Level Quality

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abercrombys.com.au

Malvern East 2/64 Burke Road A brand new town residence with architectural flare featuring quality finishes and eloquent interior spaces. This generously proportioned floorplan includes entry, formal lounge, two bedrooms, main with WIR & ensuite, third bedroom or study, central bathroom, separate powder room, private sun filled courtyard and double lock up garage. A secure boutique development, perfect for low maintenance living.

3 • European appliances • Separate laundry • Ample storage • High ceilings • Reverse cycle heating/cooling • Video intercom/zoned security Auction Saturday 27th April 11.00am Inspect Thursday 12.30-1.00 + 6.00-6.30 Saturday 12.00-12.30

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Celeste Wright 0413 309 002 John Chartres 0418 321 951 Malvern 9509 8244 1276 High Street

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MELBOURNE 1202/201 COLLINS STREET THE WESTIN PENTHOUSE – A WORLD CLASS PROPERTY WITH SIMPLY NO EQUAL

Offered for the first time in 15 years this is a very special opportunity to acquire one of the most rare and exclusive luxury apartments in Australia. Universally regarded as the one of the best residential developments in the country, The Westin occupies an unparalleled niche in luxury residential living. Situated in the Paris end of Collins Street on the City Square and offering its small and select group of owners a luxury experience to rival the best apartments in the world. In the rarified air above Melbourne’s 5 Star Westin Hotel, this is a lifestyle opportunity like no other. From the moment you enter the double height lobby you are catapulted into a world which is designed to enrich your life in every way possible. From the 24/7 Room Service, Housekeeping and Concierge services to the serene swimming pool, recreation facilities and restaurant, this is a lifestyle experience unique to Melbourne. Accommodation is comprised of 3 bedrooms with 3 dedicated Limestone lined ensuites plus a most generous study/office. A beautifully proportioned family room featuring American Oak floors adjoins the spacious Kitchen that features a full complement of Gagganau appliances and quality fittings. Sweeping formal and informal living areas enjoy a stunning city skyline backdrop, 2 balconies and a range of Custom finishes including a solid limestone fireplace. The dining room also breaks out onto a generous outdoor terrace that enjoys morning sun. Showcasing a sumptuous interior and ambience of understated elegance the property features beautiful textures of rich limestone and green granite, an imported array of light fittings and accoutrements that embellish the sophistication and style throughout. From the moment you step in you will experience a true sense of arrival and quintessential luxury richly adorned and finessed to an international standard, it is an exquisitely beautiful home, with a most sought after orientation that is bathed in natural light and the high ceilings create a volume of space and depth that is a rarity in an apartment. The master bedroom suite is dazzlingly proportioned and enjoys 2 balconies. Outstanding security plus a home automation system are offered. 3 individual car parks and external storage facilities are on title. Put simply, this is the best of the best.

For Sale Inspect By Appointment Contact Anton Wongtrakun 0419 352 888 Price $5.9M Plus

FOR SALE BY INTERNATIONAL TENDER. CLOSING 16TH APRIL 2013 AT 5:00pm

www.dinglepartners.com.au

Carlton

Docklands

East Melbourne

Melbourne

Southbank

St Kilda Road

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2 Grange Avenue Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 27th April at 12noon 40 The weekly review \ april 10, 2013

Family Distinction in a Prized Position Presiding over an exclusive boulevard amidst gorgeous garden surrounds approx 1240sqm, exceptional “Werona� (c1920) combines classic heritage beauty and inspiring contemporary luxury amidst elite schooling, Village shopping and transport. Romantic leadlight windows, intricate ceilings, timber fretwork and OFPs provide the aesthetic backdrop for this 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home featuring grand lounge, dining and sitting rooms, upper retreat, Bosch/granite kitchen and expansive openplan areas extending north to sizeable private gardens. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Tim Picken Scott Patterson Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0417 581 074 0423 759 481

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21 Hill Street Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 23rd April at 5pm

3/2 Lansell Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 27th April at 1pm

Contemporary Elegance by Rob Mills Positioned in the heart of Toorak, this beautiful Rob Mills designed property has been comprehensively appointed with both formal and informal living zones, kitchen with European appliances, two private courtyards, three bedrooms each complimented by marble en suites, powder room, home gymnasium, executive study, ample storage space, lift access, heating and cooling and secure parking for four cars.

VIEW Strictly by appointment, Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm

Private & Secure Luxury This high quality two bedroom plus study apartment offers a luxurious and private lifestyle. Elevated to enjoy perfect northern light it is just a short stroll to Toorak Village. Comprising open plan living/ dining which adjoins a well appointed European kitchen and opens to a large terrace for outdoor living. Both bedrooms enjoy en-suites, the spacious study also lends itself to a second sitting room. Features incl: security entrance and 2 basement car parks. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Michael Gibson Matt Davis Mark Williams

0418 530 392 0412 466 858 0417 189 377

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CALL Nicole Gleeson Matt Davis

0414 809 221 0412 466 858

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4/16 Maple Grove Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 27th April at 1pm

129 Edgevale Road Kew

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“Mapleton” Overlooking tranquil green gardens is this ground floor two bedroom apartment featuring open living/dining spaces, adjoining entertainer’s terrace, spacious Miele appointed kitchen with meals area, two bathrooms (main with en suite) & walk in laundry. Also featuring central heating/cooling & secure basement garage all within a moments walk of trams, buses, Toorak Station & the delights of Beatty Avenue.

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm

Family Flexibility in Private Schools Precinct An impressive balance of family space and period grace in glorious garden environs defines the exceptional appeal of this sympathetically renovated Victorian residence. Enviably located within a short stroll to private schools, this deceptively spacious four bedroom, two bathroom home captures northerly light on a deep allotment with remote-control double garage. Includes study, music room, formal and family areas close to Cotham Road trams, walk to MLC, Xavier & Carey. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Tom Staughton Gowan Stubbings

0411 554 850 0412 269 999

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CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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HAWTHORN 302/569 Glenferrie Road Brand New Modern and Spacious Apartment Ready to move in! Perfect for entertaining, this 2 bedroom, third-floor apartment is immaculately presented, featuring open-plan living, and a high-gloss kitchen and Miele stainless steel appliances. Enjoy a modern bathroom and ensuite, air-conditioning and

Inspect

By private appointment

Online

www.colliers.com.au/113284707

Contact

Bryson Cameron 0434 608 316 Gary McCrone 0402 214 676

direct lift to the secure basement parking. Convenient access to every possible amenity on Glenferrie Rd including  cafes and restaurants, walking distance to Glenferrie Train Station and Swinburne University.

Office

Mezzanine Level, 367 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000

2 bedrooms with BIR’s

Close to transport, shopping, schools, cafes

Open-plan, polished floorboad kitchen and living area

Climate-controlled, split-system AC

Generous-sized balcony

Basement car parking and storage cage

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KEW 24 Goldthorns Avenue Beautiful Art Deco, clinker brick 2-storey residence c1937 with interior featuring a rare terrazzo entrance & curved staircase, plus study, elegant formal sitting room (OFP), adjacent dining, stylish Euro S/S kitchen with glass roof opening to an outdoor entertaining area & private garden gently shaded by a magnificent Liquid Amber tree. Complimented by 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms upstairs, main with dressing room/retreat, balcony & stunning northern views. Also includes d/heating/cooling, zoned watering+ tanks, rem/garage (I/A), carport.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999


HAWTHORN EAST 25 Constance Street Charming c1940 Art Deco period elegance & fine family lifestyle define this imposing 2-storey clinker brick family residence in an elevated position overlooking Anderson Park. The generous interior comprises: formal living & formal dining rooms (OFPs), study, five bedrooms (one downstairs), master (WIR, ensuite & city views), 2 bathrooms, laundry, an upstairs retreat or study area plus an expansive family precinct incorporating a smartly appointed Euro & granite kitchen with adjacent family/meals opening to a northfacing private garden.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.25constancestreethawthorneast.com

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MALVERN 27 Spring Road The impressive style, spectacular scale and exceptional luxury showcased by this 2½ year old residence delivers an unparalleled family lifestyle. Designed to promote natural light, the formal areas, home theatre room and living/dining room with gourmet Miele kitchen open to north-facing garden with heated pool. Main bedroom with en-suite/BIRs is accompanied two spacious bedrooms (2en-suites/WIRs), 4th bedroom, study, 4th bathroom and retreat. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, 2 powder-rooms and 2xgarage.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.27springroadmalvern.com

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TOORAK 7b Woorigoleen Road Combining classical architecture with refined elegance, this sublime Nicholas Day penthouse delivers a luxurious lifestyle. Timber floors, gracious proportions and designer finishes highlight the designer style through study, TV room, generous living/dining room and gourmet kitchen opening to north-facing terrace. Magnificent main bedroom with marble en-suite/WIR is accompanied by two further bedrooms with marble en-suites/BIRs. Features private lift, ducted heating/cooling, alarm, video-intercom, powder-room and 4xgarage.

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 29th April at 6pm

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

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.7bwoorigoleenroadtoorak.com

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MALVERN EAST 19 Anderson Street On the edge of the Gascoigne Estate, this sensational luxury residence´s brilliantly designed dimensions perfectly exemplify timeless contemporary style. A wide marble hallway introduces generous living room, gourmet Miele kitchen and exceptionally spacious formal living/dining room opening to a large covered north-facing deck, heated pool and garden. Downstairs main bedroom (en-suite/WIR) is complemented by study, two further bedrooms, bathroom and study area. Features heating/cooling, alarm, powder-room and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.19andersonstreetmalverneast.com

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SOUTH YARRA 9a Moffat Street Seductively styled, lavishly appointed and beautifully proportioned, this ultra stylish residence provides the ultimate inner urban lifestyle. A sophisticated design featuring oak floors is showcased through sensational living/ dining room with study and state of the art Miele kitchen opening to stunning north-facing courtyard with heated pool. Main (en-suite/BIR), two further bedrooms (BIR) and stylish bathroom are complemented by a theatre room. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video security, powder-room and 2xgarage.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.9amoffatstreetsouthyarra.com

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MALVERN EAST 22 Turner Street Surrounded by exquisite gardens, this beautiful Edwardian residence´s captivating elegance and generous dimensions deliver a wonderful family lifestyle in the Gascoigne Estate. High ceilings and Baltic pine floors distinguish the study (OFP), elegant sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with stylish en-suite/WIR, three further bedrooms (BIRs) with bathroom and powder-room. Well equipped Miele kitchen, dining area and generous living room open to the northeast garden. Features hydronic heating, irrigation, water tank and 2xOSP.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.22turnerstreetmalverneast.com

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RICHMOND 4 Hosie Street This stylish contemporary town residence over 3 designer inspired levels offers a sensational inner urban lifestyle in an ultra convenient Bridge Road precinct location. The interior features a downstairs bedroom+ ensuite or study, 2 upper level bedrooms with dressing room & ensuites, generous light-filled living/dining & superb Euro kitchen, light void plus courtyards & balconies for relaxed entertaining. Includes alarm, laundry/drying, American oak floorboards, R/ C air-conditioners, ample storage, remote/tandem garage (I/ A).

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 13-15 Yeovil Road Offered concurrently on two separate Titles, this elegant architectural home on 1485 sqm (approx) and adjoining garden block of more than 1280 sqm present a number of versatile family options. Immediately enjoy generous 4 bedroom plus study accommodation boasting multiple living/ entertaining spaces, a premium Miele kitchen and rear garden whose deep dimensions establish scope for further extension (STCA) if desired. Build a new family home on the adjoining parcel or acquire both, creating an urban paradise on 2765 sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.13-15yeovilroadgleniris.com

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SURREY HILLS 58 Guildford Road Set in leafy gardens on a magnificent allotment this classic Californian offers a coveted family lifestyle with interior featuring wide hallway, Baltic Pine floors, north-facing formal sitting & dining rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, one downstairs & main with WIR/ensuite, 2 bathrooms & laundry+chute. A spacious family domain with wellappointed Euro kitchen opens to a private garden with paved alfresco area, fountain & tennis court. Includes intercom, d/ heating/cooling, OFPs, R/C air-conditioner, attic storage & rem/dble garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.58guildfordroadsurreyhills.com

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TOORAK 17 Brookville Road Magnificent Victorian residence showcases imposing proportions, original elegance and picturesque garden and pool surrounds. Arched hallway introduces elegant sitting room and formal dining (2xgas fireplaces), living room (OFP), study and well appointed kitchen leading to stunning northfacing garden with heated pool. Main bedroom (en-suite) is accompanied by upstairs living room, 4 further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and kitchenette. Offering scope to easily update, it features ducted heating, alarm and double garage via Ross St.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am inspect by appointment

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Contact

Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.17brookvilleroadtoorak.com

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ASHBURTON 3 Karnak Road Immaculately presented throughout, this charming solid brick period residence´s pristine and generous family spaces provide immediate comfort plus enormous potential to renovate, extend or rebuild (STCA). Streaming with natural light throughout, the central hall leads to bright living room (OFP), inviting dining room and large original kitchen with meals area. The family living room opens to a deep private garden. Three bedrooms with BIRs are complemented by two bathrooms. Features gas heaters, laundry and garage. Land 697sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.3karnakroadashburton.com

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BALWYN 29 Bevan Street This instantly appealing Lewis Coote family home in a quiet cul-de-sac features an attractive façade and flexible floor plan comprising wide entrance hall, study, gracious formal living & dining plus a well-equipped timber kitchen, informal dining & living opening to a north-facing courtyard & leafy garden. Complemented by 4 bedrooms, (main/ensuite/WIR), 3 separately zoned bedrooms with family bathroom & laundry. Features include alarm, d/heating/cooling/vacuum, easy care gardens, auto watering, rem/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.29bevanstreetbalwyn.com

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BALWYN 34 Elliott Avenue This sympathetically renovated and extended 1920´s 4 bedroom family home comprises entry hall, formal lounge/ dining, huge open plan kitchen/meals/family leading out to rear deck and lush garden, master bedrm (WIR/ensuite), three further double bedrms (BIRs), powder rm, teen retreat and family bathrm. Features polished Baltic Pine floors, high ceilings and ornate period details. Includes ducted htg, split system air-con, water tank, bungalow, OSPx2. Within the Balwyn High Zone, close to Deepdene Primary, private schools, parkland, tram, local restaurants and shopping.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.34elliottavenuebalwyn.com

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BALWYN 7 Madang Avenue This instantly appealing renovated/extended family home sits perfectly in a quiet tree-lined cul-de-sac with a stylish lightfilled interior over 2 levels features a casual elegance comprising a black+white tiled foyer, living/dining room with recently rejuvenated polished timber floors and wellappointed timber & S/S kitchen leading to a sandstone paved terrace gently shaded by Silver Birch trees. Complemented by a separate laundry, 4 zoned bedrooms, 2 pristine bathrooms plus an upstairs family retreat with balcony.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.7madangavenuebalwyn.com

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BALWYN 8 Metung Street This comfortable family home c1950 offers an outstanding opportunity to take the interior to the next level if desired or a perfect luxurious new home site in an area undergoing renewal (STCA) - capitalising on a much prized Balwyn High zoning. The interior comprises 3 bedrooms, period-style bathroom, formal/informal living, study, modern kitchen plus laundry/2nd bathroom opening to a paved outdoor living & garden with garage+workshop+carport. Also includes art deco ceilings, gasFP, d/heating & 2 air conditioners. Land size: 678sqm/7,295sqft.approx.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

BALWYN 17 Northcote Avenue Luxurious brand new architect designed family residence showcases impressive proportions and exquisite style. Contemporary elegance is reflected through formal living/ dining room, state of the art Smeg kitchen with marble benches and living/dining room opening to northwest garden. Downstairs bedroom with marble bathroom/BIR is matched upstairs by main bedroom with marble en-suite/ WIR, two further bedrooms (BIRs), marble bathroom and retreat with balcony. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Mark Dayman 0409 342 462

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.17northcoteavenuebalwyn.com

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BALWYN NORTH 428 Balwyn Road Occupying an expansive (819sqm) corner allotment, this beautifully built and meticulously maintained home offers stylish and spacious (202sqm approx.) 8 room, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom accommodation plus an external rumpus room and double carport, in the Balwyn High School zone.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.428balwynroadbalwynnorth.com

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CANTERBURY 22 Chatham Road Quintessentially Edwardian, yet completely in keeping with current day needs, this free standing two bedroom home enjoys one of Canterbury´s most consistently sought after locations close to Chatham station. The sense of space is striking. A central living area featuring an open fire place beneath classically high ceilings leads to a large, light filled kitchen/dining domain, broad entertaining deck with cafÊ awning and a landscaped north easterly garden. Heating and cooling. Off street parking.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.22chathamroadcanterbury.com

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CANTERBURY 2a Dryden Street This attractive 1920s family residence in the leafy surrounds close to Maling Road has been recently repainted and features the charm of leadlight glass windows and Baltic Pine floorboards plus a central hallway, three bedrooms, large living room (OFP), central skylit bathroom and modern kitchen/meals. An informal dining/living with study nook & laundry+WC leads to a paved entertaining area in leafy rear garden. Also includes R/C air-conditioner, garden sheds & tandem OSP. Scope to improve if desired.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2adrydenstreetcanterbury.com

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HAWTHORN Lot 2/4 Glan Avon Road A rare opportunity to secure a prime allotment of land metres away from the Yarra River. This 641m2/7000sqft cleared block is in a superb position surrounded by quality homes. The perfect lifestyle is ready to be created with a planning permit to build a 42 square 2-storey contemporary home with in ground pool. An outstanding location close to the river parklands, Fairview Park, Morang Reserve, West Hawthorn shops & cafes, private school access & short walk to Hawthorn train station & two trams.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 3.30pm

Inspect

Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.lot2-4glanavonroadhawthorn.com

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HAWTHORN 33/8 Wallen Road Brilliantly located in the tightly held "Watermark" apartment complex, this stylish contemporary 3rd floor apartment features a smart Smeg/Granite kitchen plus spacious northern living/dining, 2 balconies with city, Yarra & park views, 3 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), bathroom & laundry. Further enhanced by the proximity of Yarra Parklands, popular shopping & dining precincts, transport options, easy City Link/CBD access. Includes: video intercom, lift access, ducted heating/cooling, secure basement parking (2), storage cage & visitor parking.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.33-8wallenroadhawthorn.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 25 Canterbury Place Quietly located in a cul-de-sac at the end of Hugh Street close to Tooronga Shopping Complex, parks, schools and CityLink - this immaculately presented single-level Federation-style contemporary home features a deceptively spacious interior, study, 3 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite plus 2 at the rear with family bathroom; combined living/dining & kitchen/informal dining overlooking a private leafy courtyard. Includes intercom, alarm, stone bench-tops, Asko S/S dishwasher, d/heating, vacuum+evaporative cooling, rem/garage/OSP.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 10am

Inspect

Thursdays 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Joe Muinos 0423 222 043 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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HAWTHORN EAST 56 Lilydale Grove This classic Victorian cottage is attractively updated to provide a quality lifestyle with 3 bedrooms, a full width lounge room with open fireplace, beautiful modern bathroom with separate bath and laundry facilities, a large contemporary kitchen , open plan living / dining room with built-in library with study desk & potbelly stove heater. Includes 3 open fires, ducted heating/cooling, large rear deck, courtyard gardens and lock up garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.56lilydalegrovehawthorneast.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 251 Riversdale Road Positioned on a large 641 sqm approx allotment this character filled C1930´s home comprises entry hall, 3 bedrms, central bathrm, kitchen, meals, living room, study/ sunroom and very deep, serene rear garden with bungalow/ storage & 2nd WC. This highly appealing property is sure to impress and will suit first home buyers, investors, renovators and developers. Immaculate throughout the property features lovely original period details, dctd htg, laundry, ample OSP/single gge. Walk to vibrant Auburn Village, transport, parkland, close to Camberwell Junction.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.251riversdaleroadhawthorneast.com

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KEW 66 Eglinton Street The beautiful spaces of this elevated and extended block-fronted residence ensure the utmost lifestyle enjoyment just metres to Eglinton Reserve. Wider than most similar homes boasting quality features, stylish finishes and a fabulous rear entertainers´ garden; this freestanding three bedroom, two bathroom Victorian merges classic character and contemporary sophistication close to High Street, trams, golf courses and private schools. Includes spacious living and dining, premium Smeg/Miele kitchen, double glazing and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30am-12pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.66eglintonstreetkew.com

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KEW 15 Peel Street Defined by exceptional proportions and flowing & flexible interior this impressive town residence delivers the finest contemporary elegance and light-filled living. Featuring an eye-catching classical façade and interior comprising warm Jarrah timber floors, 3 bedrooms (main/WIR/ensuite), stylish bathroom, laundry, optional living, dining or study and generous living/dining area with smartly appointed S/S kitchen opening to a private courtyard+covered entertaining. Includes alarm, cooling, d/heating, remote/garage/storage+ OSP.

Auction

Saturday 13th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 Joe Muinos 0423 222 043

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KEW EAST 8 Coleman Avenue Meticulously maintained, this charming c1952 brick residence´s elevated outlooks and generous dimensions offer immediate family comfort plus scope to extend, renovate or rebuild (STCA). Northern light streams through generous sitting/dining room, well-equipped kitchen and spacious living room all enjoying wonderful views. Three bedrooms (BIRs) are accompanied by a smart bathroom. A huge basement area offers potential as a recreation room. Features ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, laundry and double LU garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8colemanavenuekeweast.com

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MALVERN EAST 19 Bent Street This free-standing timber Victorian residence has been brilliantly renovated with assured designer style inside and out. Vintage Messmate floors and high ceilings define the double arched hallway and generous open plan living and dining space with gourmet Smeg granite kitchen opening to a stunning private north-facing garden oasis with BBQ. The main bedroom (en-suite/WIR) is complemented by two further bedrooms with OFPs and BIRs and stylish bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, laundry and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.19bentstreetmalverneast.com

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PRAHRAN 15a Percy Street Live where you love to be, and surround yourself with exceptional quality and visionary design. As-new home reveals 3 levels of luxe living in a hideaway street, metres from Greville St. 3 bedrooms, free-flowing living space, stunning kitchen, 3 terraces, and a double garage ... this is sensational. As-new, innovative and created with care by Gunther Developments.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000 Jason Collie 0403 191 453

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.15apercystreetprahran.com

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ST KILDA EAST 6/61 Westbury Street The innovative design of this stunning contemporary 3 level town residence delivers a sensational light-filled, spacious and low-maintenance lifestyle. Ground level entry leads up to generous living/dining with gourmet kitchen opening to north facing private terrace. Main bedroom with stylish ensuite and WIR is accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs), study/4th bedroom, bathroom and private courtyard. Features RC/air-conditioning, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, Euro-laundry, auto gates and 2 car-spaces.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

David Volpato 0414 701 983 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.6-61westburystreetstkildaeast.com

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TOORAK 4a Bellaire Court Exclusively situated architect designed town residence matches inviting, bright and generous indoor dimensions with equally captivating outdoor spaces. A Mediterranean ambience is introduced through spacious living room (OFP) opening to a beautiful private north-facing courtyard, immaculate Smeg kitchen, bright dining area and second courtyard. Main bedroom (ensuite/WIR) is complemented by a second bedroom (BIR) and two further bathrooms. Features slab heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, auto irrigation and garage. Land: 234sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4abellairecourttoorak.com

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TOORAK 1A Canterbury Road Exuding a wonderful timeless elegance, this stunning residence´s light-filled and spacious dimensions provide an idyllic indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The entrance foyer introduces formal dining, generous living room (OFP) opening to two private courtyards and marble kitchen with Miele appliances and dining area also opening to a courtyard. The main bedroom with marble en-suite, WIR and balcony is accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Features alarm, ducted heating, powder-room and 2xgarage.

Auction

Saturday 20th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1acanterburyroadtoorak.com

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TOORAK 1b Power Avenue An innovative original design in 1959 and an inspired refurbishment in 2010 has created a unique and totally unexpected town residence. Natural light streams through living room (OFP), TV room, sleek bathroom and designer Ilve kitchen with dining area opening to courtyard and expansive northwest terrace. Two bright bedrooms (BIR/WIR), stylish bathroom and sensational rooftop terrace are complemented on the ground level by versatile home office/3rd bedroom. Features heating/cooling, laundry, 3rd toilet, 2 x garage and auto-gates.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

David Volpato 0414 701 983 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.1bpoweravenuetoorak.com

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4/2 Jessamine Avenue Prahran

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'Pathe Court' - this enchanting Art Deco apartment in coveted locale delivers period character & light-filled ambience through welcoming entrance hall, generous living & dining room, large separate kitchen, bright spacious bedroom (BIRs) & bathroom with laundry facilities.

INSPECT Thu 1-1.30pm & Sat 11-11:30am

AUCTION Saturday 20th April at 9.30am

Daniel Bustin 0410 550 811 Stuart Rooke 0402 747 939

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GLEN IRIS 46 Liston Street

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Retro seeking rejuvenation Classic brick home offering large bungalow at rear of the property, sep lounge & dining rooms, large kitchen, beautifully maintained original bathroom, laundry & sep toilet. Minutes to Chadstone Shopping Centre, private & local schools and transport.

Auction Sat 20 Apr, 11.00 View Thu & Sat 11.15 - 11.45 Helena Chow 0407 226 828 Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561

Camberwell 273 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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Apartment 503 430 St Kilda Road Melbourne 3004 Auction 11.00am 27th April 2013 36sq interior, three en suite bedrooms, huge European kitchen, dining, lounge, enter tainment and study areas. 32sq cour tyard terrace garden and four car parks. www.503lucient.com.au Inspect Wednesday 2.00 - 2.30pm & Saturday 2.45 - 3.15pm John Piccolo Vince Sinni Caroline Hammill 0408 102 050 0438 077 710 0418 334 561 woodards.com.au april 10, 2013 \ The weekly review 67


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SOUTH YARRA 10/37-41 MARGARET STREET SINGLE & GOOD LOOKING! Very stylish one bedroom apartment located close to transport & walking distance to shops & cafes. • Open plan living/dining •Parquetry floors thru’out • Galley kitchen with wall oven and integrated fridge • Laundry facilities enclosed in the kitchen • Fabulous views looking out from the living area • Modern state of the art bathroom • Off street car park on title • Near Prahran Market & Greville & Chapel Streets • Suitable for 1st home buyers or avid investors

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As advertised or by appointment Suzie Farrell 0428 379 908 305 High Street, Prahran 9520 9020

bigginscott.com.au

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

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RICHMOND 29A GLASS STREET SUPERIOR IN SIZE & DESIGN...EXQUISITE CITY VIEWS Look no further!!... Should you be searching for a large inner-city pad offering you the comfort & space of what you would only expect to find in the suburbs • Choice of only 4 stylish brand new homes • Ducted heating/cooling & vacuum throughout • 3 bedrooms plus huge study • Separate large theatre room/2nd living area • Internal lift to all levels • Over 230m2 of opulent living • 3 luxurious bathrooms plus powder room • Side by side remote double garage • Carrara marble kitchen, bathroom & laundry • State of the art Miele appliances

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Rarest of Opportunities! Truly one of the premier positions of Balwyn. Situated on the block are two separate 4 bedroom units, both in excellent condition throughout and surrounded by an abundance of space. Occupy, rent out, renovate or re-develop (STCA), there are options aplenty and adding further appeal is the extra wide frontage. Unit 1 comprises; 4 bedrooms, the master bed has walk in robes and ensuite, lounge and dining rooms, kitchen with adjoining family room, main bathroom, laundry and double garage. Unit 2 comprises; 4 bedrooms, the master bed has walk in robes and ensuite, lounge and dining rooms, kitchen with adjoining family room, main bathroom, laundry plus north facing rear deck and outdoor living and double garage. A premium location in the Balwyn High School Zone plus close to numerous other prestigious schools, Maranoa Gardens & Beckett Park at end of street and just moments to Whitehorse Rd cafes and shopping. Such a unique property should not be missed! Land: 19.9m x 76.8m (approx.)

Auction: Price: View: Contact:

1156 Toorak Road Camberwell 3124

Saturday April 27th at 11.00am Price on Application Thursday & Saturday 11 – 11.30am Bryan Cain 0418 320 525 Elia Defreitas 0419 137 227 Chris Cain 0419 140 765

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27 LURNEA ROAD, Glen Iris

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PRIZED FAMILY LIFESTYLE Instantly appealing; This light and bright clinker brick residence, is sublimely private and is surrounded by delightfully landscaped gardens which epitomises its class and complete family living. Located in this highly regarded locale, this substantial home offers a fantastic blend of large living zones, plenty of bedrooms and modern luxuries. A supremely flexible layout includes; entry foyer, formal living and dining rooms, 5 bedrooms (master domain has walk in robe and huge ensuite complete with spa bath), gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops and Miele appliances, large separate family room with gas fire place, powder room, laundry, upstairs living area and main bathroom with separate toilet. Superb front and rear gardens together with paved pathways and outdoor entertaining areas simply add another dimension to this outstanding residence. An abundance of quality features include; refrigerated cooling, ducted heating, ducted vacuum, video intercom system, alarm, quality floor coverings, polished boards, plenty of storage, automated sprinkler system, double garage with auto door. Simply Stunning! Land: 15.85m x 42. 67m (approx.) Auction: Price: View: Contact:

Saturday 20th April at 1.00pm Price on Application Thursday & Saturday 12.15 – 12.45pm Bryan Cain 0418 320 525 Elia Defreitas 0419 137 227 TWR-20130410-07-a1Apr©FCNVIC

1156 Toorak Road Camberwell 3124

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BALWYN

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RICHMOND | Townhouse 9, 323 Church St The light filled spaces of this designer two bedroom plus study, two bathroom townhouse meet every expectation – and then a roof-top terrace with 270 degree views takes things to a whole new level. Northern light fills a living/dining domain which opens to a sun drenched balcony and is complemented by a kitchen zone where the story is all stone, stainless steel and Miele. Heating/cooling, entrance courtyard and secure undercover parking for two cars enhance a pivotal position between Bridge Road and Swan Street. Saturday 27th April at 1.30pm Wednesday 12-12.30pm, Saturday 11-11.30am 0411 863 603 0438 072 055 3 Avoca Street, South Yarra 9864 5000

Auction View Elliot Gill Jodie McCarthy Office

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Balwyn North 11 Moreton Street Effortless family sophistication. Tucked away in a distinctive tree-lined street, this fullyrenovated family home showcases uncompromising quality in the sought-after Balwyn High School zone. Classic interiors, plantation shutters and pristine timber floors emphasise the clean lines that flow through the stylish lounge with open fireplace, dining room, family room, meals and glistening stone kitchen. Step out to a north-facing alfresco entertaining area that enjoys easy access to the bar and kitchen. The 4 bedrooms including a master with walk-in robe and sparkling ensuite are serviced by a new spa bathroom. Wellappointed with heating, cooling and single remote garage, live near Greythorn cafes, Koonung Creek bike trail, buses and the freeway. 4

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3 Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Sat 20th April - 1.00pm 32 / G12 $930,000 - $1,000,000 Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Reilly Waterfield 0422 291 773 Nicholas Holmes 0409 215 104

Glen Iris 21 Ashburton Road A class act elevated to family entertaining excellence. This magnificent 5 bed + study 3.5 bath Tudor style classic over 3 levels is the ultimate entertainer with expansive leafy views to the north. Adorned with Jarrah floors, high ceilings & superb proportions, this beautiful home features an elegant lounge (gas fire), north facing open plan entertaining (OFP), classical granite kitchen (Ilve stove), fabulous games room (store room), huge main bedrm (dressing room & ensuite) & 3 alfresco terraces. The north facing rear garden has a solar heated pool & cabana bar in a private garden setting. Complete with ducted heating/air cond, alarm, ducted vac, drying cupboard, sprinklers, double auto garage & carport. Quiet street, near school, shops & parks. 5

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Thurs & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat 27th April - 11.00am 60 / B8 Please contact agent Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 9885 9811 Xen Blaher 0409 540 498 Ross English 0419 444 040

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open for inspection tuesday: 2-2:30 & thursday: 11-11:30

fitzroy Thursday 18th April at 2pm on site 134 napier street, Fitzroy

FORMER KINDERGARTEN WITH POTENTIAL (STCA)

– land 426m2 approx.

Balwyn North 1a Heather Street

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– Dual street frontages

– Zoned: residential 1

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Thurs & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 20th April - 10.00am 46 / D5 $670,000 - $740,000 Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

Superb single level gem. Warm north sun streams in from this single level home’s private deck to the living, dining and elegant kitchen. With ensuite, heating, cooling and remote garage, live in the Balwyn High School zone near shops and city bus.

James Gregson 0421 516 480 David bourke 0407 705 755

Property ID: 8039

www.fitzroys.com.au 367 Collins street Melbourne

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9275 7777

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KEW EAST 4/5 Westbrook Street SPACIOUS, SINGLE-LEVEL VILLAGE LIVING This spacious 2BR villa unit with LUG is set to the rear of a 1960s boutique block. The large older-style proportions of this comfortable single-level classic provide the foundation for fabulous living and future improvement in an established garden setting. For Sale Inspect Sat 10-10:30am Contact Sue Lacey 0412 898 202

ESR $390,000-$425,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Keith Oldmeadow 0409 858 786

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East MElbournE 24 Darling street

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I’ll do It …. My way! Blank canvas opportunity in a most magnificent park side location augurs well for families and festivities. An affordable Victorian that will allow you to import your version of the future all in the safe and central proximity of CBD, parks, shopping and transport. Single level double fronted rear access and brazen potential to create something spectacular. Currently comprises formal sitting room, 2 bedrooms an eat in kitchen with separate bathroom + WC. A Victorian princess in an enviable position.

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auctIon Saturday 13th April at 12.00pm VIew Wednesday 2.30 - 3.00pm & Saturday as advertised contact Paul Caine 0407 393 900 offIce 370 Albert St, East Melbourne

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8413 8000

Sunny private North courtyard garden at the front and a pleasant entertaining/BBQ/sitting area at the rear. Features: Gas heater, air conditioner, dishwasher, built in robes, skylights, double carport with remote door via wide private road. Opposite Carey Grammar and easy access to several other schools. Phone to inspect anytime.

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Price Range $680 - $740

9817 4401

1167 Burke Road, Kew

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4 Bedroom Accommodation Daryl Jackson designed this fabulous 2 storey townhouse with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms upstairs and downstairs lounge/dining, kitchen with adjoining family room, powder room and laundry.

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406A Barkers Road, Hawthorn East

183 sqm approx land Area: 192 sqm approx

Building area:

- Open plan - Bathroom - Kitchen

- high Clearance - Office - roller Door

Further details at: www.steveway.com.au

9429 4883

Steven Pantelios 0417 311 006 235B Church St Richmond

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OCEAN GROVE 35 The Avenue Home of Distinction in one of Ocean Grove’s best addresses & expansive sea views. One of Ocean Grove’s iconic houses within the coveted “The Avenue” address, land 1,130sqm (approx). 3 storey architect designed house built to maximize views of river & beach. Formal living room with pleasant treed outlook, light filled modern fully equipped kitchen/dining area, adjoining alfresco area alongside large decking, 4 bedrooms plus study, 3 bathrooms. Downstairs rumpus room, gym, laundry & shower room, top floor: Stunning living room.

Private Sale View By Appointment Call Ian Friend 0414 581 811 Peter Amezdroz 0418 500 308 Office 4/68 The Terrace, Ocean Grove 5255 4099 rtedgar.com.au

EILDON 242 Goulburn Valley Highway ’Rivermist’ Ultimate Lifestyle Property

For Sale: By Tender Closing 15 April 2013 at 5pm Open: Saturdays 2.00 - 2.45pm Contact: Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Mark Howard 0448 606 062

* 32 Acres approx. of Prime Land * Olive Grove with approx. 1000 Organic Olive Trees * 3 Bedroom Executive Home * Sheds and Cool-room with 3 phase power * Bore Water plus Water Tanks * Potential subdivision (STCA) * Approx. 450 metres of River Frontage to the northern boundary

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eldersrealestate.com.au ‘‘MURRADOC PARK’’ – Bellarine Peninsula via Geelong Victoria

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‘‘Murradoc Park’’ 415 Murradoc Road, Drysdale Prestigious Bellarine Peninsula World Class Panoramic Views, Melbourne City Skyline, Mornington Peninsula, Port Phillip Bay & Heads to Ocean For Sale by Expressions of Interest: Closing Friday 3rd May 2013 Inspection: Strictly by appointment with agent

NAUTILUS Situated on the coveted “Golden Mile”, this stunning cliff top, signature residence sits on a sprawling 4048m2 allotment (approx.) with direct 180 degree views over Port Phillip Bay and the much celebrated Daveys Bay Yacht Club. Architecturally designed tri-level brilliance where every cardinal direction has been carefully considered. Bespoke interior design with inspiration from the Hamptons, compliment this prestige address. Custom-made pleasures throughout this masterpiece has to be seen to be truly appreciated.

• 60 Acres (24.28 Ha) of prime undulating productive country, shelter plantations • Quality solid brick homestead, 3 bedrooms, study, with all amenities, indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, conservatory. Set in magnificent park land setting. • Garaging, shedding & cattle yards

Ken Drysdale 0409 195 470, Elders Geelong 03 5225 5000 Web Id 5107269 www.elders.com.au/geelong

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• Securely watered by 3 dams & rainwater storage ‘Murradoc Park’ situated high on Mount Bellarine in the blue ribbon heart of the prestigious Bellarine Peninsula in a tightly held and capital appreciating region, ideal cattle, horses, sheep, viticulture. 3 minutes Drysdale/St. Leonards, 5 minutes Portarlington, 15 minutes Queenscliff (Ferry Service), 20 minutes Geelong, 35 minutes Avalon Airport, 70 minutes Melbourne CBD & International Airport.

16 MARATHON DRIVE

Expression of Interest

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INSPECT By Appointment Sat 3-3:30pm QUENTIN MCEWING 0409 389 268 160 Main Street Mornington

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5975 4555 www.mcewingpartners.com

A Myriad of Options for the Future a rare yet substantial land opportunity is

on offer in the ever developing Macedon ranges. a Mere 63km from Melbourne cbd and situated at the entrance of picturesque romsey Township, on offer is 420 acres approx of vacant land – lots 29, 30 and 31. included is recently approved rezoning for 21 Hectares (approx) of future commercial(7) and industrial(14) land (STca). as well as farmland that could attract potential racing industry syndicates (STca). Presenting frontage to Melbourne-lancefield rd. opportunity to buy all or individual lots. The options are endless for the astute buyer, to develop now or in the future.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Friday 19 April at 3 pm 2598 Melbourne-lancefield rd, roMSeY Nuno Raimundo 0415 232 059 nelsonalexandersmyth.com.au 187 Gertrude St, Fitzroy 9419 5511


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