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A BRUSH WITH STYLE

CovER SToRY Channelling retro chic, artist Megan Hess has made her mark on the world, writes FranCesCa Carter

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ne night in 2006, Megan Hess was woken by a phone call that would change her life. Still half asleep in her St Kilda apartment, the freelance illustrator was told that a “New York Times bestselling author” was interested in her work. She suspected it was a prank call. “They couldn’t say exactly who the author was,” says Hess. “But I knew that with my style it wasn’t going to be anything male. It was probably going to be something feminine, chic lit, maybe Jackie Collins. I honestly never could have guessed who it was.” The author was Candace Bushnell, an identity synonymous with celebrities, cocktails, parties and Manhattan. Bushnell, whose own career skyrocketed when her Sex and the City columns for the New York Observer were turned into a cult television show, had seen one of Hess’s drawings in a copy of Italian Vogue. Attracted to her feminine and confident style, Bushnell commissioned Hess to illustrate the cover of her new book One Fifth Avenue – a work she describes as “part social satire, part documentary”. “When I found out, I remember I was in my tracksuit with my hair in a bun just thinking, ‘thank god you can’t see me right now’,” says Hess. “I was so excited that I read the entire manuscript without taking a break.” After dissecting the script, Hess, 38, relished the opportunity of depicting the Greenwich Village art deco landmark. Using a back-and-white palette with subtle hints of colour, her response was to draw the individual characters in the windows of the building. Showing her inherent understanding of line and balance, Hess’ well-dressed creations immediately struck a chord with Manhattan’s fashion elite. Not surprisingly, the book became a bestseller featured in the pages of various fashion magazines including US Vogue’s prominent September issue. Impressed with her interpretation, Bushnell commissioned Hess to illustrate reprints of the covers of all of her previous books including Lipstick Jungle, Carrie Diaries, Trading Up and Sex and the City. It was Hess’ springboard to success. “After that, everything just really took off,” says Hess. “And I remember thinking, the best year that I’ve ever had work-wise is the year I had my daughter, which ironically is a blur in many ways. But when you work for yourself, you can’t navigate when things will happen.” If the name Megan Hess isn’t familiar at the moment, it soon will be. Although she sheepishly admits she hasn’t written a CV in more than a decade, if she were to, it would include an impressive client list that spans from Paris to Hong Kong. Working with paints, inks, pens and paper, Hess’ expressive style has adorned the pages of Vanity Fair, Time, Harper’s Bazaar and nearly every Vogue on the planet. She has worked on advertising campaigns for the likes of Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman, Ladurée, Hôtel Ritz Paris, Tiffany & Co, Chanel, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Dior – she has even received a private commission to draw Michelle Obama. “That was one of the most difficult projects I’ve


ever worked on,” says Hess of sketching America’s first lady. “Drawing someone to look very real is always challenging, especially when it’s someone so recognisable ... but it was an incredible opportunity to draw someone with so much substance.” On the morning we meet in her stylish Port Melbourne penthouse that she shares with husband, architect Craig Yelland, and their two small children, Gwyneth, 7, and Will, 3, Hess has just returned from Paris Fashion Week. Despite her jam-packed schedule and the stress of jet lag, she is chirpy, gregarious and instantly likeable. With a quick laugh and an unaffected attitude (perhaps it’s the native Queenslander in her) it’s easy to see why so many of her clients describe her as “warm”, “enthusiastic”, and “down to earth”. “Megan is amazing, a total professional,” says her publisher Paul McNally, from Hardie Grant. “She’s incredibly amiable, has a thousand great ideas and is one of the most lovely people I’ve ever worked with.” Effortlessly posing for the photographer, it’s hard to believe that just moments ago Hess was unintentionally smeared in Vegemite by her son, Will. “You can’t say no to a cuddle,” she says, laughing. Despite a sudden change in outfit, Hess’ appearance is flawless. With cascading, pre-Raphaelite curls and subtle make-up, she has a classical beauty that unfolds itself through conversation. “It’s hard not to love her, because she’s just so gorgeous,” says the Kate Burgess, the marketing and PR manager of Montblanc. “Everything about her is perfect, head to toe. You can’t fault her.” Just this week, Hess launched a series of limited edition drawings for the brand; taking inspiration from their various customer types, she has created a whole Montblanc world. “She’s one of those people that is so inspiring and, as you talk to her, you realise she knows her work inside out,” adds Burgess.

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ess’ journey into illustration began in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, when she was 10 years old. Besotted with drawing, she vividly remembers looking forward to her weekly Saturday art class. “It was the highlight of my week,” says Hess. “It was always my dream to do something later in life that involved drawing or printing, but when you’re a kid you don’t see it as something you could do as a job.” When she was a teenager, working part-time in her father’s pharmacy with her two siblings, Hess discovered an early copy of Harper’s Bazarr in a second-hand bookshop. The cover was illustrated by Russian-born painter Romain de Tirtoff, who called himself Erté after the French pronunciation of his initials. Intrigued by the exotic and romantic illustration, Hess bought the magazine, initiating a lifelong obsession with the artist. “Erté is my hero,” says Hess. “Using a fine-point pen, he was able to create texture in garments. His unique style is simplistic in some ways but it tells so much, and that’s what I’ve taken from him, the idea that less is more.” Although Hess continued to draw in her spare time, she didn’t think of it as a career. At that stage, in the early ’80s, fashion illustration was in a state of decline. Art directors, who had for years used illustration as a standard means of fashion presentation, left little, if any room for the medium in their spreads. Under the illusion that graphic design was the closest thing to drawing, Hess enrolled herself at the

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Picture \ Shannon MorriS Queensland College of Art, part of Griffith University. “The minute I got in there I realised this is not what I want to do. But I felt guilty if I did anything artistic like drawing every day. I thought I’ll never get paid, it’s too indulgent. At least if I do graphic design I’ll get to do brochures.” Graduating from college, Hess landed her first job with high-profile advertising company Mojo in Brisbane. Employed as an art director, Hess was forced to prove herself, working 12-to-15-hour days. “I thought it was really exciting at the time, but I knew I wasn’t quite in the right thing,” she says. At 23, Hess moved to London where her curiosity and enthusiasm encouraged her to experience as many challenges as she could cram into her life. From visual merchandising at Tower Records to retail work at the high-end clothing boutique, Press & Bastyan, for the first time in a while Hess was creatively inspired. But it was at Liberty of London, the venerated British department store, where the doors started swinging open. Contracted as an art director, Hess worked on a broad range of assignments, which included setting up an elaborate photoshoot with supermodel Erin O’Connor riding on elephants. “Coming from Australia I really only knew about two department stores,” says Hess. “I didn’t realise there was this whole other world … I fell in love with the whole concept of the store and the way they protected their

ink pen, Hess draws everything in a black line before adding carefully edited colours and textures. “Photography has become so slick that in a way fashion illustration has come back because people crave the hand-drawn,” says Hess. “It has a connection with the viewer that is personal and intimate.” With faultless execution and a strong understanding of her subject, Hess’ drawings have a life of their own. Whether it’s a portrait, advertising campaign, editorial piece, or a limited edition print, Hess’ world is one where the characters have their own personalities. Possessing an old-school kind of glamour, the women wear all the latest fashions with poise, while the men are handsome and impeccably dressed. “Megan’s signature style fuses bygone glamour with chic modernity,” says Nikita Papas, the editorial director of FashionTrend Australia. “(Her) silhouettes amplify elegance and enviable style. Her heroines are sometimes demure, sometimes sassy … always alluring.” This month Hess has released her first illustration book, Fashion House. Drawing from her experience travelling and working with luxury brands, she has created an interiors book that delves into the private worlds of her imaginary characters. Whether it’s Percy Sinclair, the whisky drinker in Knightsbridge, or Tabatha Paloma, a French Riviera native who sleeps only on deluxe hammocks, Hess’ creations inhabit a world we long to enter, a place where gloss and beauty go hand in hand with an endless good time – be it an Indian palace, a Mexican spa, or a famous Parisian teahouse. “I didn’t want to turn it into a serious book; I wanted

“let’s just say i haven’t had a really good sleep since 2006 ... but even though it’s been mad and crazy and very full on, i probably wouldn’t change anything” look and feel. There was a lot of integrity in everything they did.” Working on a furniture catalogue, Hess conceived a new approach to the layout: instead of presenting photographs of the iconic pieces, why not sketch them? After her first sketch, many more followed, and it wasn’t long before her singular spare brushstrokes caught the eye of an art director at Elle UK who gave Hess her first editorial assignment. “I remember I bought 100 copies of the magazine,” says Hess. “I was on Upper Street (in Islington), and as soon as I knew it was coming out I went up to the newsagent and found it. I was probably there before it opened. But I just remember thinking, this is it. I want to draw fashion things, it’s all I really want to do.” Today, almost 15 years later, Hess is not limited to commissions. With sheer ambition and a gutsy work ethic, she has mounted gallery exhibitions and has designed her own scarf, pillow and greeting card range. “Let’s just say I haven’t had a really good sleep since 2006,” she says, giggling. “But even though it’s been mad and crazy and very full on, I probably wouldn’t change anything.” Although retouched and edited photos may be viewed as the preferred choice in today’s fashion age, Hess’ illustrations offer a richness and texture that can’t be produced in a photographic studio. Using a customised

to keep it fun and light,” says Hess. “It’s more about the lifestyle of a person and all the little details like the dog, the colour palette, or what sort of fragrance they might wear. Because that’s what interests me the most.” Dedicated to her husband, who “designed and built the perfect house” that she lives in today, Hess has divided the book into three sections: her 10 staple furniture pieces, her imaginary character rooms, and her favourite style icons. And, like any brilliant creator, she understands every nuance of her invented world. There is no doubt that if he were alive, Erté would have saluted Hess’ rare vision and her inventiveness. With just a few squiggles of the pen, or strokes of a brush, she proves that people are still captivated by the simple art of an illustration. \ fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au » Fashion House: Illustrated Interiors from the Icons of Style by Megan Hess. $29.95 (Hardie Grant Books) To purchase any Megan Hess product, visit www.meganhess.com We WelcoMe your feedback @

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f all the things you need to navigate as a parent, I’m just learning that dance schools are possibly one of the hardest. They are tricky, man. There are various shades of mauve and pink leotards out there, and every dance school uses a different colour, and every class within the dance school wears a different colour, depending on age group and level of experience. But you absolutely have to have the right one. Did anyone out there know this already? Who cares? you might think, but they do. The teachers that is. And some of the mums ‌ and that rubs off on the kids. Different shades of pink or mauve leotard are generally not tolerated. And that’s just the start of it. Leotards are worn with a little skirt and headbands and flesh-coloured tights. There again, some classes don’t use the skirt; they like their dancers to wear a pair of black shorts. But how do you know that until the kid starts the class and you’ve already invested in the skirt?

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The inGredienT Making and eating your own cheese is an utterly satisfying experience. And it’s nowhere near as difficult as it sounds. We loved Mad Millie’s Beginner’s Italian Cheese kit, which comes with all the specialised equipment and ingredients required to create your own ricotta, ricotta salata, mozzarella and mascarpone. You supply basic utensils such as saucepans, slotted spoons and measuring devices and fresh milk or cream. The instructions are clear, although I’d have liked a few more visual clues, and provided you follow them carefully, excellent quality cheeses will result. The New Zealand company also offers a range of cider, pizza and preserve-making kits. Next on our list to try is the fresh cheese kit, which makes feta, haloumi, cream cheese and cottage cheese, and then the probiotic yoghurt kit. \ » www.madmillie.com » We’re giving away a trio of Mad Millie’s make-at-home kits: Beginner’s Italian Cheese, Fresh Cheese and Probiotic Yoghurt, $126.

The uTensil This elegant breakfast set was inspired by the winner of a competition run by homewares company Salt&Pepper. Its designer, Bronnie Drayton, of Leopold, got the most votes for her design, which was launched in shops this month. The MY TIME breakfast mug and platter suits quiet early morning contemplation and matches the S&P teapot and tea bag holder. Salt&Pepper is owned by brother and sister Harry Pourounidis and Sissi Stasios. Three dollars from the sale of each Bronnie MY TIME breakfast set, valued at $14.95, will be donated to The Smith Family. \ » www.saltandpepper.com.au » We’re giving away a Bronnie MY TIME breakfast set, My Tea teapot and tea bag holder, $104.


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ithout wishing to dampen the enthusiasms of restaurateurs or their public relations companies, touting a new business as “the restaurant opening event of the year” does seem a little premature. It’s only April after all. But you can’t blame Mario Di Nardo (ex-Scusa Mi at Southbank) for being pumped about his new venture in the old Prahran post office. At Zucca Rossa, he’s turned a dowdy mailroom into a super-suave dining room and bar that blend the sophistication of oak-panelled walls and studded leather seating with the street cred of glossy concrete floors and designer light bulbs. Industrial wine racks, a theatrical open kitchen and central table stocked with flasks of olive oil and a fire-engine red meat slicer add extra oomph. Two walls of tall windows frame architectural snapshots of Greville Street and the classical lines of the town hall. It’s all very Soho – London or New York, take your pick. Such cool surroundings cry out for cocktails, so that’s what we do too. A (very good) Negroni for me and a house special of Lillet Blanc, blood orange, pomegranate and prosecco that my date, an excitable Roman, rates as “too divine!”. The drinks list deserves an honourable mention for catering to all tastes and budgets. Most wines by the glass fall within the $10-$12 range and there are plenty of decent local and Italian bottles for $30-$50. There are also the likes of a 1998 Hill of Grace or a Gaja Barbaresco for those who want to push the boat out. Food pricing can be reasonable too. Most pastas are less than $20 and you can pick up a simple gnocchi for $14. But there are also anomalies: big dishes of pasta to share between four seem like great value at $55, but share salads at the same price? Not so much. But overall there’s some great value eating at Zucca Rossa. Take the arancini, for example. Three crisp golden orbs of stock-rich rice with a core of chilli-spiced crab and braised fennel, plonked on dollops of aïoli studded with chopped capers and cured lemon. It’s presented ever so smartly on a luxe-rustic glazed dish decorated with sprigs of flowering rosemary. A striking little starter for just $9. The kitchen also turns out the most memorable aglio olio that either of us has tasted in ages. A fat chignon of linguini slicked with oil, mined with garlic and chilli – a zing rather than a smack of spice, just right – and a shower of finely chopped parsley to cut through the oil and aromatics. All absolutely faultless, and only $16. I could become a regular on the basis of this dish alone, but Zucca Rossa would need to amp up its consistency first. We’re thrilled with the arancini and the linguini, and with the wickedly moreish macaroni flecked with truffles and brilliant green broad beans. (It’s supposed to be the support act to the baked Milawa chicken but the bird pales beside this genius pasta.) We’re not so thrilled with the risotto, which despite

its promising line-up of radicchio, gorgonzola and fresh peas, is underseasoned and watery. Even three goes of the salt grinder don’t make it interesting. Likewise the canneroni, which sounds – and tastes – as if it’s cooked by a Chinese chef. This big bowl of short tubes bathed in a ratatouille sauce is remarkable only for its blandness. You can make better at home. And the twice-cooked duck looks the goods but its crisp, toffee-coloured skin masks an arid interior. Thankfully there’s a puddle of sticky, dense jus and some luscious slow-baked quince chunks to moisten the parched meat, and the mouth. Over a couple of visits there are other hits – a spot-on duet of seared scallops and blood orange, and fried bonbon-shaped pastries lavished with bitter chocolate sauce and vanilla mascarpone. But other misses, too, like a salad of seared cuttlefish and shaved bottarga dressed with “roast capsicum essence” that manages to taste of nothing much at all. Service can be unbalanced too. While that same breathless press release touted a “crack team of some of Melbourne’s most accomplished and experienced food and wine professionals”, the reality is a wonky mix of overzealous pouring and pestering for orders, and then forgetting simple things such as cutlery. (And why, in a coolly modern space of bare tables and placemat menus, would you make staff silver-serve the bread?) Still, it’s early days and, quibbles aside, there’s a lot to like about Prahran’s newest designer diner. Not least the gianduja gelato, like a frozen Ferrero Rocher, with creamy, custardy vanilla-bean pannacotta and a slick of salted caramel. Restaurant opening of the year? Not quite. Not yet anyway. But Zucca Rossa looks great, and cooks great too, sometimes. Maybe it just needs time to settle in. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au tO read mOre revieWs

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the Eden Valley, which runs across the Mount Lofty Ranges north-east of Adelaide and borders the warmer Barossa Valley. Heading north to south, the Eden Valley’s geology changes and the altitude rises from 400 metres to 500 metres. “At the warmer northern end, you tend to get more tropical, riper flavours with pineapple and citrus,” says Henschke. “Down south, towards Springton, you get more herbaceous, lime zest and stronger minerality in the wines. I think that’s a real feature of our region.” In the centre, where Henschke’s family has been making wine since the 1860s, the riesling is characterised by its floral aromatics. “You get a lot of florals, like a bowl of flowers on the table: frangipani notes, rose petals and a whole range of florals in the wine. “Underneath that you get the lime zest and the lovely citrus characters that make riesling unique.” Henschke says Eden Valley riesling surprises people with its intensity of flavour. “People think riesling is quite fine and delicate, with not a lot of flavour. But Eden Valley riesling has a real intensity – lime juice, floral, mineral – that really gets the taste buds going and gives you an appetite for a nice feed of seafood.” \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au to reaD more reviews

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he great thing about wine is its ability to display a sense of the place where the grapes are grown. The French call it terroir – the combination of soil, climate and winemaking all coming together in the bottle. Thank heavens for it: without terroir, shiraz would taste like shiraz wherever it came from and chardonnay would mirror chardonnay everywhere it was grown. There’s a grape that shows its sense of place better than any other: riesling. Riesling from South Australia’s Eden Valley is defined by floral, lime and mineral characters. Open any good bottle and they’ll be there, up front or lurking in the background when characteristics from the vineyard come to the fore. One major reason for these characteristics, according to fifth-generation Eden Valley winemaker Stephen Henschke, is the region’s altitude, which means warm summer days and cold nights. “One of the most important things it does is it keeps the acidity high in the fruit. Heat denatures acidity and the cold nights help the vines maintain the acid in the fruit,” Henschke says. “It also keeps the purity of the fruit there. That delicate, floral aromaticity of riesling is preserved much better in climates with strong continentality, and Eden Valley has it in spades.” Once the domain of big growers, such as Yalumba, Leo Buring and Penfolds, there are now about 60 producerss making wine from

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A decade ago, while discussing how the new screwcaps would revolutionise the industry, Eden Valley winemakers began hatching a plan: a bespoke bottle that would help build awareness around the world. The first bottle with Eden Valley proudly embossed on the glass was released in 2011. A dozen or so wineries have taken up the bottle. “It’s really important to have that regional identification. It sells such a fantastic message about a wine region,” says winemaker Stephen Henschke. “The Eden Valley is also an old, historic region for riesling (in Australia) ... We’ve got riesling vines growing in the region that are over 100 years old.” Uptake of the new bottle, Hensckhe says, has been a little slow. “Riesling at the moment is probably the best value for money wine on the market – you’re getting awesome rieslings for diddly-squat prices,” Henschke says. “They can’t justify the extra 50 cents for the Eden Valley bottle because they can’t justify putting the price (of their wine) up.” \


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When a wine is labelled late-harvest, odds are it will be sweet. Sure enough, this example says it’s medium sweet on the back label. The key to wines such as this is balance: this has it, plus a bit more. Pretty aromas include blossom, cumquat, lime and galvanised steel. A light spritz is a good foil for the rich texture that delivers opulent lime, golden delicious apple and a quartz-like mineral flavours. Bright, well-balanced acid and a drying grip hold the wine together, before it finishes with flavours of lime and lightly honeyed apricots. Food match \ Apricot clafoutis

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Henschke has a riesling reputation in the Eden Valley that goes back more than 60 years. Julius, a reserve selection from Henschke’s riesling vineyards, is bottled soon after fermentation to preserve the wine’s fruit characters. This has a perfumed and floral bouquet, with lemon, lime and blossom plus a touch of quince. Intense, pure lime, mineral and grapefruit pith flavours are supported by taut, chalky acid that keeps the flavours in the mouth long after being swallowed. Food match \ Pan-fried flounder

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There’s a wonderful floral perfume to this wine. Drink it near room temperature for the best effect – with citrus blossom, fresh-cut quince, lime juice, minerality and a touch of fresh apricot. It’s a similar story on the palate, with delicate lemon, lime, new season’s apple plus more of the gorgeous perfume. A smooth mouthfeel is followed up by racy, grippy acid that delivers a finish loaded with lengthy lime-cordial flavours. Food match \ Grilled calamari

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f Sarah Ferguson is not the best reporting journalist on television in Australia, I’d like to know who is. If you say what about Tony Jones, well, yes, brilliant, but his role at the moment is more of a presenter/interviewer. As it happens Ferguson and Jones are partners, which means their household is a veritable safe house for hardware from the Logies, the Quills, the Walkleys and any other journalism awards they care to enter. I’m with Ferguson in a café around the corner from the ABC’s headquarters in Sydney, and she’s talking about the “absolute joy” she’s had working on Four Corners since 2008. A six-week turnaround is a “rough average” for making a Four Corners program, she says. “Forty-five minutes in six weeks is extraordinarily demanding,” she says. “The thing about Four Corners is it’s relentless and once you start on one of those programs there’s barely a moment of any waking day in that period when you’re not thinking about it fiercely. It’s not for the faint-hearted. “It’s so extraordinarily rewarding. If you get pieces right there’s no better way for me to be a journalist than on that program.” I suggested – lazily as it turned out – that Four Corners is the Rolls-Royce of current affairs programs. “No,” she says, “Rolls-Royce put a badly engineered piece of pipe into a Qantas Trent 900 engine a few years ago that blew up over Singapore so I’ve ruled out using Rolls-Royce as (the benchmark for quality).” Whoa, these investigative reporters. She’s even investigating my metaphors, which, clearly, are not doing the job. Ferguson is great company, with a wicked sense of humour. She tells a story about trying to keep up with her sons. “I was jumping off a very high rock and I thought to myself, as I was standing on the top of the high rock over a high river, ‘I don’t need to prove to anyone that I have the courage to do this – why am I here? I wish I wasn’t here’. “Normally when people tell these stories, when they get to the bottom they think, ‘That was fantastic, I’ll do it again’. The whole way down and into the water I hated it, and I was thinking, ‘Don’t do this again’. “My teenage boys jump off it, so I had to prove I was not scared to go to the top. It was further understanding of my own foolishness.” We learn as we go? “I’m not sure I do. Maybe you do.” In 2011 Ferguson reported a story that shocked the country. A Bloody Business exposed the brutal mistreatment of Australian cattle in Indonesia, and won the program a gold Walkley, the most prestigious prize in journalism. “That story came to us through an animal welfare organisation called Animals Australia, who had been trying to break down the walls of silence erected partly by industry and partly by the government around the operation of the livestock trade in Indonesia,” Ferguson says. “They’d been refused various attempts to film in abattoirs so they had taken to going without formal permission. “They recorded some truly extraordinary images and brought that material to us. It’s quite unusual for a story to come through the door like that. People think we get a lot of really strong tips, actually we don’t. Nearly everything we get we’ve got through the pick-axe in the flinty ground. “Then we did what we do, saying, ‘This looks very promising’, and we conduct our own investigation. I knew within seconds of viewing the material that … it was going to be a big story … and we went and did our own investigation.” The images screened of the treatment of the animals were shocking. “They were pictures from which there was no going back. There was no debate about what was happening in those pictures,” Ferguson says. “A few lazy individuals tried to claw away at the power of the images but they weren’t successful because the images were too

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journalist sarah Ferguson long, there were too many of them, they were too solid, they came from too many different places. That is their power. The great thing about the ABC is that they would run a story like that in prime time.” The fallout was swift. The federal government suspended live cattle exports to Indonesia, which prompted complaints from the beef industry that the program had damaged an industry and livelihoods. “The government chose to temporarily suspend the industry until they were confident that animals could be sent to Indonesia and that control about where they went could be achieved,” Ferguson says. “What you want is a really vigorous, no-holds-barred, sometimes if it must be bloody, fight after a program, between opposing views. In the middle of that debate, an all-in wrestle after a good program, you get a result. That’s what you want. You want that really fearsome debate.” It was the classic journalistic aim of shining a light in dark places, quite literally. No abattoir refused access [to the Four Corners crew] so all filming was done openly. “It prompts in my mind an image of our cameraman Erik Havnen in a filthy abattoir in Jakarta and he was climbing onto the top of one of these horrendously designed boxes that were causing so much trouble for the animals before they were slaughtered and putting a Go-Pro (camera) into the box and (we could) see what happens to the animals from the moment (its) legs were pulled out from under it.” The great work keeps coming. Ferguson’s most recent piece investigated families whose loved ones are dying in hospital from a sudden event, and the issue of organ donation. The program movingly revealed the lives of a family donating and a family receiving, and highlighted the fact that when confronted with the question, almost half of all families refuse consent for their relatives to donate. It was powerful television, sensitively handled. Ferguson was born in Africa, lived in Scotland and then Essex, England. She’s not your classic Essex girl. “The new Essex girl is defined by a British journalist in a piece in The Spectator … I think they dance around their handbags in discos. I didn’t have handbags and I didn’t dance around them in discos.” As a young girl, Ferguson mostly wanted to travel. “Go and see the world and do interesting things.” She found work on British newspapers “in as minor a capacity as it’s possible to be’’. “I was freelance, I made no money, I worked in the arts, at the very beginning reviewing very bad plays.” Was that torturous? “No. I used to fall asleep a lot.”

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“What you want is a really vigorous, no-holds-barred, sometimes if it must be bloody, fight after a program, between opposing views.”

or a while she was a freelance theatre reviewer for The Independent, “which was a fantastic paper at the time. Beautiful looking paper with fantastic photos, broke the mould for photography in the UK. It was a very rich media environment, but I left England pretty soon after that”. She went to France for three years, living in Paris, “working any job I possibly could, on advertising shoots, not really knowing what I was doing … generally making a mess out of just about everything I could lay my hands on”. She then worked for the BBC as a freelancer making arts documentaries, before moving to current affairs. “The people I worked with in arts documentaries said, ‘You’ll hate current affairs. People in current affairs don’t even say ‘good morning’. Current affairs people were considered to be lower down the human evolutionary scale and I fitted right in. I found my home.” She lived in the US for three years, in Washington, and then it was back to Europe. She met Tony Jones in 1992 in France, when he was UK correspondent for the ABC and she was a “fixer” – a well-connected researcher who helps journalists in a foreign city. “I had worked with a team from Foreign Correspondent and they suggested I work with Tony …” They met at the airport. What was Ferguson’s first impression of Jones? “I don’t like talking about this stuff,” she says, “but I’ll say it was absolutely overwhelming. We were married very quickly after that, so I think that tells you everything you need to know. Or all you’re going to get.” They married in 1992. Ferguson came to live in Sydney, where she started off at SBS’ Dateline, then Insight, then Channel Nine’s Sunday. In 2008 she joined Four Corners. One of her most powerful pieces was The Dishonouring of Marcus Einfeld, about the judge who was convicted for knowingly making a false statement under oath about a speeding fine, and who served two years of a three-year jail sentence. “It really stayed with me, that story, just for the inherent tragedy of watching an individual cause his life to implode,” Ferguson says. “To see how a human being can fall so far. We certainly told that story more in sorrow than in anger. I found it very moving and terribly sad to watch someone destroy themselves over such a small thing.” I asked Ferguson how she shakes off the intensity of the role. “I don’t think journalists do, because the things that make you a journalist are so much a part of who you are and how you think about the world. If you’re sitting next to someone on a bench or on a bus somewhere or you’re at a dinner ... and someone says something that’s interesting, you want to know the rest of it, and you want to know who they are and how they came to be there and what lies behind. “The things that go together to make individuals what they are and propel them to the places and things that they do is why I and most journalists do what we do, accompanied usually by a strong desire to right wrongs. ‘‘That’s never absent. So in a sense you don’t relax because it is just being who you are.” Ferguson and Jones have two teenage boys, Cosmo and Lucien. She is reluctant to talk about them too much. “They’re doing just fine, and they’re not hung up on what we do. They’re just normal teenage boys.” I asked her about living with Jones, another powerful journalist. “I can’t imagine anything else,” she says. “I think the reason why there are a lot of journalists together is that we are a peculiar bunch. When I look at journalists grouped together … it never ceases to give me pleasure because I recognise the type. “If you work with a fixer overseas and they’re a journalist in addition to their regular work, you know immediately because they all have that same clawing desire to know what’s really going on, the same commitment to get to the truth wherever it lies. But that does tend to make you slightly unusual. We’re a pretty motley crew but it’s a crew I happen to like a lot.” \ pwlimoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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\ JANE ROCCA LOOKS AT THE POWER OF THE OUTLET SHOP

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ome people swear by them, bargain hunters would not live without them; whatever your preference, discount outlet shops are competing with online sites to lure customers and they’re out to win. Brand Smart in Nunawading – which has recently undergone a multimillion dollar revamp – has turned up the volume by adding high-end designers to its catchment of retailers and is keen to show customers a 20-minute drive on the Eastern is nothing to worry about. What’s more, its main competitor is some 20 kilometres away. According to Brand Smart spokesperson Michael Kahane, expanding the eastern suburbs centre by a further 2700 square metres shows it is serious about retail. The rebirth of the brand has generated 400 jobs and comes with plenty of parking – 450 car spaces. “There is no doubt online shopping has become a real and powerful player within the retail landscape, however we believe the Brand Smart model is best placed to take on online and win,” says Kahane. “We are already compatible with online in terms of price because we are still very much – and proud to be – an outlet centre.” Kahane says people love a bargain, but Brand Smart is more than just a pit-stop for last-minute, cheap finds. “Our advantage stems from our ability to provide not only bargains to our customers but also to give them a meaningful and memorable experience,” he says. “People are intrinsically social, curious and tactile creatures – they love the convenience of having multiple desirable and aspirational brands under one roof; they want the opportunity to touch-feel product prior to purchasing and they love to shop and dine in

beautiful surrounds. Brand Smart is not only about the destination – it is about the journey as well.” Recent additions to the centre include Sass & Bide, Decjuba and Charlie Brown – established brands that appeal to the middle- to high-end fashion spender. They join Royal Doulton, Oroton and Simone Pérèle in the centre. According to Decjuba’s Carolyn Probert, joining the outlet centre was always going to be a good idea for their brand. “Opening a store increases our exposure and brand presence and allows us to reach more of our customers in a shopping environment that they love,” says Probert. Dominic Messino, general manager for Charlie Brown and Howard Showers, agrees. He says it’s important for the brand to be part of the centre’s shopping experience. “We definitely want to be a part of a new and exciting retail destination,” says Messino. “We believe that having Charlie Brown at this fashion Brand Smart destination will increase our exposure in the marketplace to customers who may not have purchased from us previously.” Melbourne fashion label Cylk can also be found. According to Cylk spokeswoman Keshia Abeysekera, Brand Smart works because consumers don’t have to compromise on the quality of the product. “Premium basics, layering pieces for the cooler months and past season wardrobe staples are good items to seek out,” she says. There’s Bing Harris and Co (an urban menswear label) as well as Authentics Australia – which stocks brands such as Converse, Saucony and Keds at up to 70 per cent off retail.

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hair cut. You might reduce the processing time for your single-process colour. This will allow your grey hair to become more obvious slowly but surely. You can also add lowlights and gloss. When the transition is complete you can add clear gloss to oomph up the shine of your hair. The cut should consider your hair’s new texture and should frame the face. Grey hair can turn yellow or brassy from environmental factors such as the sun, medication, pollution, smoking and chlorine. Purple-based shampoos and clarifying shampoo can be used to revive the colour. Grey hair tends to have more cuticle layers so, to maintain it, you need a hydrating shampoo. Stay away from protein-based shampoos; they can “i have harden the cuticle and you want these been taught layers to be soft and pliable. to love my Indulge in a weekly deep-conditioning treatment; look for locks” rich moisturising formulas. Have your hair snipped every six to eight weeks; regular trims get rid of dry ends that make it look brittle, dry and frizzy. If you have found it tricky tracking down products for silver/grey hair, you are not alone, I have found it tough too. I have listed some treats to try. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

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there’s usually a certain comfort in these directors’ collections – a consistency of tone or genre. we know what we’re in for. not so when it comes to the works top of French director luc Besson. the seven films here swerve wildly from taut pIck thrillers, wildlife documentaries, garish space operas, meandering arthouse and monochrome, post-apocalyptic fables. Besson’s eclectic, spectacle-driven approach means that different titles stand out from his oeuvre with each return visit. this time around, for me, it was Subway and The Fifth Element. in some ways, the pair represent opposite poles of his filmmaking. the former sees Besson eschewing the conventions of mainstream cinema, while the latter sees him embrace hollywood (on his own terms, of course). in Subway, Fred (christopher lambert) is a safe-breaker who hides out in the Paris metro tunnels. along the way, he falls in love with a beautiful woman and starts a rock band. nothing makes any real sense, but there’s a seductive dream-like quality to proceedings that means we’re in no hurry to return to street level. in The Fifth Element, Besson’s eye for the unlikely is used to embellish a cracking thriller in which Bruce willis and milla Jovovich face off against intergalactic forces of darkness (and gary Oldman, in one of his most unhinged performances). You can feel the director straining at the limits of the mainstream, while revelling in his unlimited budget. there are dog-headed aliens, high-altitude traffic jams and a bright-blue opera singer. the result is as idiosyncratic as it is entertaining, at once arthouse and action-packed. \

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In this new reality series, Henry Rollins – aka the thinking punk fan’s favourite bodybuilder – takes us on a weirdly personal guide to doing dumb things with deadly animals. First up is a man with fangs, who keeps 20 venomous snakes and a lady crocodile called Nigel. “These animals could kill any of us,” Rollins reminds us. “Snakes don’t want to chase a ball”. The tour takes in cockfighting, snake charming and alligator wrestling, with Rollins pausing now and then to wonder what the attraction is in dangerous things. He might wax philosophical about the human urge to flirt with death, but his giddy geekiness gives him away. He doesn’t want to understand anyone, he just wants to wrestle an alligator. Which he does. The result is entertaining fare (if you can stomach the heartbreaking footage of dog fights and bull taunting), featuring plenty of wacky characters to goggle at. \

Given Victoria’s obsession with AFL, it’s odd the sport hasn’t spawned more great stories on stage and screen. David Williamson’s The Club aside, it’s hard to think of a good footy film. (No, not Blinder. Definitely not Blinder.) Thankfully, the colourful life of Ron Barassi makes for great fictional fodder. First and foremost, it’s an underdog tale, as Mr Football rises from nobody to superstar. We begin in World War II, with the death of Barassi’s father – himself a keen footballer – and follow our hero to his place as the sport’s elder statesman, taking in plenty of footy history along the way. This new season sees Christopher Connelly take on the lead role, with Odette Joannidis as Melba, the narrator. \

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Brooke Addamo first came to attention as the runner-up in 2008’s Australia’s Got Talent. As is usually the case in these tedious shows, she’s hung around in the public eye a good deal longer than the winner. A bit of a break and some reinvention probably helped. Since 2010, Addamo has been going by the moniker of Owl Eyes. Three years on and a couple of Triple J hits later, the Melburnian is finally launching her debut album. Her style has settled on synth pop, heavily informed by ’80s electro – and not just the good stuff. Indeed, it’s remarkable how the title track manages to sound so dark and impressive when it’s smothered in cheese. The whole record is full of such alchemy. On the surface, it’s bright and sweet, but there’s a palpable sense of something more interesting lurking beneath. It errs a little too heavily towards the cutesy, but this is a promising second beginning for the young artist. The production is slick, the choruses fat and the hooks immediate. \

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Books \ BAZ LUHRMANN’S NEW FILM PROMPTS CORRIE PERKIN TO REVISIT THE GREAT GATSBY

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ince it first appeared in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s behaviour. “No American novel comes closer than The Great Gatsby has fallen in and out of favour, Gatsby to surpassing literary artistry, and none tells captivated its readers, frustrated year 11 and 12 us more about ourselves,” Washington Post book English students, and prompted debate about where it reviewer Jonathan Yardley wrote in 2007. ranks in the Great American Novel pecking order. Certainly worth the read ... as much as the “In the succeeding years, Fitzgerald’s slim tale of movie-viewing. the jazz age become the most celebrated and beloved Fitzgerald was in his 20s when The Great Gatsby novel in the American canon,” US writer Jay was published. It received mainly positive McInerney penned in The Observer last year. reviews and led to further commissions, “It’s more than an American classic; it’s the money from which greatly assisted the “it’s more become a defining document of the national increasingly lavish lifestyle of Fitzgerald than an psyche, a creation myth, the Rosetta Stone and his wife Zelda. american of the American dream.” There are many biographies about classic” Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, with Fitzgerald; his creative brilliance, his Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role, premieres struggle with alcoholism, the artistic milieu next month. We urge those who haven’t read the in which he and Zelda lived, and his intense book to do so before they see the movie version. rivalries with contemporaries such as Ernest Worth mentioning is Text Publishing’s new Hemingway, are well documented. It was with some edition, which features an introduction by Looking reluctance, therefore, that I picked up Therese Anne For Alibrandi author Melina Marchetta, who believes Fowler’s Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald. When truth is the novel’s accessibility today “lies in Fitzgerald’s stranger than fiction, why play with the facts? precise depiction of the dichotomy between the Fowler’s treatment of the Fitzgerald marriage has dazzling vibrant landscapes of Long Island and won some critics, and offended others. “An utterly Manhattan, and the grey wasteland of the lives that engrossing portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald and the are lived in between.” legendary circles in which she moved,” said Sara The story of a poor midwestern boy, Jimmy Gatz, Gruen, author of Water For Elephants. One blogger, who returns from World War I intent on making meanwhile, declared the novel “Zelda lite”, while money and winning the heart of his first love, Daisy others have compared it favourably to Paula McLain’s (now married to the wealthy Tom Buchanan) still recent bestseller, The Paris Wife. thrills us. Our view? Think of Z more as a basic introduction The 1922 Jazz Age splendour, those decadent to the Fitzgeralds, and a sample of the treasures you’ll lifestyles of Gatsby and his rich friends, and Jimmy’s find if you’re prepared to travel the far more engaging transformation into the charismatic Jay Gatsby sets non-fiction road. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au the scene for sinister goings-on and destructive

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the mysterious death of the mentally disabled man who works at inspector Brunetti’s dry cleaners’ draws the Venetian detective into another thrilling case in this, Leon’s 22nd Brunetti whodunnit. With no birth record or identity documentation, who was this sweet man who apparently overdosed on sleeping pills, and why is Brunetti’s wife, Paola, so upset about his passing? Leon has created a memorable character in the ethical and astute Brunetti; the true hero of her novels, however, is Venice, a city of beauty and shadows and breathtaking vistas. \

Hip Hotels author and photographer Herbert Ypma has produced another inspiring travel book – an ideal addition to the keen resort-lover’s bookshelf. But who chose the cover? With so many exotic images inside, the cover photograph in shades of grey barely suggests the magical treats and helpful info inside. Ypma’s selection of 30 getaways reflects a keen eye for beauty, and an understanding of what travellers desire in a holiday retreat. each hotel or guest house featured includes a brief essay on its location and features, with photographs. samode Bagh in rajasthan, here we come! \

business Coming Up Roses: The Story Of Growing A Business by Cath Kidston with Sue Chidler » $29.95 (Quadrille) British designer cath Kidston’s new book suggests a mini interior decorating guide; inside is a compelling business story we recommend to any retail operator. With more than 80 stores internationally, commercial arrangements with companies such as ikea, Debenhams and nokia, and a turnover of about $130 million, the cath Kidston brand is a British success story. How did she do it? read on. \

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Postcards from the edge profile \ Misery and slime dominate the life of prize-winning artist Kenny Pittock, writes LEXI COTTEE

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here are basically two types of people in the world; there are slime balls and there are misery guts, says artist Kenny Pittock. The 24-year-old winner of the Linden Postcard Show entered his winning painting, Clingy Ex-boyfriend, into the small-format competition and describes the piece, like most of his work, as both funny and serious. “At the time I painted it I figured there were basically two types of people. Every morning you wake up as one or the other,” Pittock says. “I’m usually misery guts, although I should probably work on that as I’m pretty sure being a slime ball is the better option.” Pittock’s work was chosen among 1400 entries to receive the Evening Star, South Melbourne Market prize of $5000 earlier this year, which is the highest accolade of the five classes of prizes up for grabs. Each year the Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts receives more than 1000 submissions for the open entry award, which allows artists to work in any medium or style, is without a screening process and only asks that

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no piece measure more than 30cm x 30cm x 30cm. Such an award has opened up the competition to artists of all disciplines and calibres. Linden Centre director Melinda Martin says the types of artists who submit work range from professionals who have been practising for several years, to hobbyists. “Someone like Prudence Flint, who has quite an established career, still enters work in the show, as does the weekend painter, and someone who is still studying at university, learning their craft of being an artist.” When entries start rolling in each year, the beautiful 19th-century Italianate mansion that houses the Linden Centre in Acland Street, St Kilda, is chock-full of postcard-sized artworks hung salon style throughout the building. From the skirting boards to the picture rails, the colour and uniformity of size of the works are a sight to behold. However, it’s a daunting sight for the three judges with the task of picking their top six. Kelly Gellatly, contemporary art curator at the National Gallery of


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Victoria; Daniel Mudie Cunningham, senior curator at the federal government’s collection agency Artbank; and Dan Rule, visual art columnist and journalist for The Saturday Age and contributing editor to Broadsheet, were left to roam the gallery “blind”. Artists’ names and the title of each work were hidden, leaving only aesthetics and a piece’s voice by which to judge them. But it was humour more than anything that struck a chord with the judges. “Kenny’s piece was really simple and really funny. And to me that’s what the form and medium of the postcard should be,” says Rule. “I don’t think the postcard is the place for overly considered, super earnest expressions. His was a gag. There was no artifice; it was what it was.” Humour and a way with words underpin much of Pittock’s work. “I like word play and linguistics,” the artist says. But while Clingy Ex-boyfriend has a

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manner befitting a young man not yet as ease with his own ambitious ideas. When reflecting on his winning painting, he admits he’s not sure everything is as black and white as he made it out to be in Clingy Ex-boyfriend. “There are genuinely good, happy people out there,” he says, before adding, “but tomorrow could go wrong and I could feel the same way I did when I painted that.” For the moment, he’s going to buy $5000 worth of gold-plated Jet Skis. That is until he’s changed his mind and settled on a Mercedes-Benz. “I’d drive it around blasting out that Janis Joplin line ‘Oh lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz’.” But give him a few days, and dreamy visions of flashy cars will have given way to reality. “Maybe I’ll just buy Mercedes-Benz and Porsche badges and stick them onto the cars we’ve already got.” \ lcottee@theweeklyreview.com.au » kennypittock.blogspot.com.au

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to love themselves the way they are, but then they are paired with images of girls who meet a very slim perception of beauty as well as a variety of advertisements promoting weight loss and beauty products. “Young girls are not simply potential retail consumers – they are valuable members of our society and (businesses) should not be taking advantage of their insecurities or allowing them to worsen.” Barlow has a valid point. Young people have told us for some time that body image is one of their biggest concerns. Alarmingly, Girlfriend magazine’s 2012 body image survey found that more than half of girls questioned believed losing weight would make them feel better about their appearance. More than half skipped meals, 45 per cent had been on a diet and one in five admitted to vomiting after eating. “Magazines are some of the worst culprits when it comes to feeding young women’s negative views of their bodies,” says Mission Australia’s national manager of research, Dr Bronwen Dalton. “Despite young people being more ‘media literate’ than ever before, unrealistic and unachievable images of physical perfection seem to have entrenched high levels of concern among young women.”

advertising and music industries throw up their hands and start claiming we’re a nanny state? I am frustrated because there is no hard and fast solution. Like many pressing issues, this one requires a collaborative approach that involves education, government and community interventions. I am told by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations that the office for youth is preparing a submission to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority for its draft consultation paper Australian Curriculum – Health and Physical Education (HPE): Foundation to Year 10. It will propose that healthy body image, including critical media literacy, be more strongly emphasised in the school curriculum in years 5 to 8, where evidence suggests that young people are most vulnerable to an unhealthy body image. It gives me hope that there are people such as Barlow, who have the guts to stand up and do something about it. But ultimately, the buck lies with the consumer. Will you support The Brainwash Project’s “crusade”? What do you want to see and read in teenager’s and women’s magazines? \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

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oys, sex, make-up, clothes – and looking thin enough to fit into them. Is this all teenage girls are supposed to care about these days? Twenty-year-old RMIT professional writing student Jessica Barlow is so insulted by the digitally altered, appearance-focused content of young women’s magazines that she has decided to start her own. The Brainwash Magazine features stories from politics to science, and all the gritty, reality topics that are usually left out of magazines because they’re “unsexy”. Girls of all sizes, shapes and nationalities will grace its pages on a regular basis. “Girls want to read about things that relate to their day-to-day lives, not articles that encourage them to change or tell them that they should be something or someone else,” It’s not just the magazine industry. Girls are she says. “I want girls who live in the Northern bombarded daily with distorted messages from Territory to pick this up and be like, ‘Cool, I can advertisements and fashion shows to music clips relate to this’. I want girls with disabilities to pick and television. Photoshop restrictions and the use this up and see things that they can do.” of “normal-looking” models are all well and good in Not since federal minister Kate Ellis’ theory, but even Barlow acknowledges that it is not stiletto-clad positive body image movement in 2010 financially viable from a business perspective. have I seen such a crusade against the sexualised, “They’re teaching us to feel horrible so that we hyper-thin and confidence-eroding images that can keep buying products and they can keep leave many young women feeling inadequate. selling ads and making money,” she says. Barlow plans to present the magazine to “They’re Although a handful of magazines have the editors of Cosmopolitan and Cleo, along teaching picked up their acts, there has been a lack with a petition that demands the inclusion of us to feel of compliance by the fashion, media and at least one unaltered photo spread a month, horrible” advertising industries as a whole to the federal and disclaimers on images where body shape government’s voluntary code of conduct on or appearance has been changed. The petition body image. The code was introduced by the already has more than 20,000 signatures. government’s national body image advisory group in Her message is simple. Reality is beautiful. 2010 as a list of principles coaxing the three industries “Teenage girls have pimples, frizzy hair and lumps into promoting positive body image. and bumps on their body,” she says. Yet a recent study by Queensland University of “The truth is that we aren’t ugly; there isn’t something Technology found that only three out of the 10 wrong with us – the magazines simply edited away all magazines upheld all of the criteria outlined in the code, the body features that we could relate to.” including pictorial and textual evidence of diverse-sized Barlow slams magazines as “irresponsible”. models and body differentials. “They very often send contradictory messages to their Critics of the code say that, without teeth, it is readers. doomed to fail. But how far can we go before the media, “There are editorial pieces advising readers

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Starting point: Jess Barlow with former Cleo editor Gemma crisp during a meeting about the Brainwash project. (sUppLiED)

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BREAKFAST @ ... Who lives here? Craig Yelland, a director at Plus Architecture and his wife, freelance fashion illustrator Megan Hess, and their children Gwyneth, 7, and Will, 3. What do you love most about living in Port Melbourne? The local community atmosphere with everything at our doorstep. What initially attracted you to the apartment? It’s potential, being a large apartment on the top level of a Victorian [era] church. We saw it as a blank canvas ripe for renovation. What did it look like pre-renovation? An acre of navy blue carpet welcomed the visitor into a massive lounge room with four-metre-high ceilings. The proportions of the spaces were horrible. The materials were heavy and the plan was very inefficient. I could have designed the lounge room to fit a three-bedroom apartment. There was only one bathroom and there was no heating or cooling and this all added up to us seeing massive potential. What changes and improvements have you made? We almost gutted the entire apartment, adding a main bedroom retreat with a full en suite and separate his-and-hers walk-in wardrobes. We relocated the kitchen and added an art studio overlooking a New York City-style courtyard. The kids’ zone has a tropical playroom at the entry and a fun nook to play in. We added seven sets of secret doors to hide the storage areas. The entry sequence is separated by a raised Calacatta marble entry lobby, so one can step down into the living area, adding drama to the space. How have you kept the integrity of the 19th-century architecture? The existing cathedral ceilings are enhanced with large crystal pendant lights and champagne drapes. Each of them frames a separate space: the lounge, dining, en suite and the bedroom. The materials also pick up on some old Victorian materials such as the scroll skirting boards and the pressed-metal walls. Why do you prefer living in apartments over houses? Oh my god, I could write a book about this one but here is a quick list: light, views, location, security, low maintenance, [ability to] lock up and leave for the holidays, acoustics. What is the most successful part of the design? The liveability. It’s a low-maintenance home where every room is used to its maximum. The kids have a zone, the parents have a zone and Megan can work with a view. The materials are hard wearing and don’t show kids’ fingerprints. Most importantly, everyone enjoys all the spaces. What inspired the house’s feminine, elegant style? Megan was my inspiration for the design. We needed large walls for the display of her art. Her art is very feminine and that gives the whole apartment a feminine feel. The materials are rich in texture and are strong in contrast to the black and white; this gives balance to the apartment and a bit of masculinity. What is your favourite room? Megan: The en suite. When I finally make it into a hot bath at the end of the day, it is pure bliss. I love the light and spaciousness of the room. Do you have any advice for our readers who want to transform their homes into elegant spaces? My advice is to keep the base of the colour scheme neutral so that you can easily create a signature look with soft furnishing and artwork. By doing this you can always change the look and feel without it costing a fortune. \ FRANCESCA CARTER fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au 28 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Entrance: Old-world charm meets modern-day penthouse living. Office: Megan’s illustrations surround her working space. Splashback: A 16th-century etching of the Ball of Versailles makes a stunning splashback. Bathroom: Ornate gilt mirrors add to the drama and luxe feel. Living: Cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass add to the sense of living among the clouds.


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Address \ 90 Belmore Road, Balwyn Developer \ Metricon Building, interior and landscape design \ Metricon Sales \ Metricon Inner Urban Consultants: Brett Bernard and Melissa Norden Phone \ 9859 7983 or 1300 METRICON Display suite \ 90 Belmore Road, Balwyn Open \ Saturday to Thursday, noon-5pm » metricon.com.au/Melbourne/homes/ bordeaux Pricing guide

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from two family bedrooms each connected to a shared en suite and a third bedroom with private en suite. All upstairs bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and there’s a study alcove, powder room and walk-in linen press off the hallway. The design of the light-filled main suite is jaw-dropping. Like a separate apartment or luxury five-star hotel suite, the 39-square metre suite encompasses a sumptuous bedroom with sitting area in front of a Jetmaster fireplace, a deluxe en suite screened by laser-cut metal sliders, a huge walk-in wardrobe and study fitted with custom joinery. \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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GoSch’S Paddock On mornings when the traffic on Punt Road is moving as quickly as treacle going up a wall, there was no better meditation than focusing on a bunch of muscle-bound Magpies at their training venue: Gosch’s Paddock. This is that large slab of land bordered by Batman Avenue, Punt Road, Olympic Boulevard and AAMI Park. Known as the “cow paddock” in the 1870s (it was used for grazing), the land was leased by Melbourne City Council to William Henry Gosch at the turn of the century as a holding area for his transport company’s horses. The Pies have moved on and it’s now used by the bottom-of-the-ladder Demons. Fans could be a bit thin on the ground. \

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Situated only a few hundred metres from the MCG, this ground has an altogether different feng shui. It’s the training ground for Richmond Football Club and the club’s headquarters. But it’s the statue of Tiger legend Jack Dyer (dubbed Captain Blood) outside the ground that sets the tone. The force of being hit by the powerful, 89-kilogram frame of Dyer was often enough to leave a player prostrate and loath to continue – a style that wouldn’t be tolerated now. It was Dyer’s protection of smaller teammates and his famous “Dyerisms”, such as declaring on World Of Sport, that Fitzroy had “copulated to the opposition”, that won him admirers on and off the field. \

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ground in 1844, a fact that can’t be ignored given the Aboriginal connection to spirit and their use of place. It’s not surprising then that when the Kulin got an were forced away from the settlement, this ironic iconic large chunk of flat land next to the river idea? became a playing field. email me The ground was built in 1853 when the Melbourne Cricket Club was forced to move from its former site because the route of Australia’s first steam train was going to pass through the oval. And it’s delivered plenty of international cricket including the first Test. But most importantly it’s been a football venue since 1859; the first league match at the MCG was between Melbourne and Geelong on May 15, 1897. Since then it’s hosted the VFL/AFL grand final all but five times since 1902; 1942-45 when it was a military base, and 1991 when construction of the Great Southern Stand limited capacity. Before the start of the 2012 AFL season, the ground had hosted 2491 league games – 1000-plus more than any other ground. The MCG has also hosted well over twice as many finals as all other venues combined. The biggest football attendance at the ground, and the record for any code in Australia, was 121,696 for the 1970 grand final between Carlton and Collingwood. But even more remarkable is the way this site connects us all – from multimillionaire to the man on the street to ball-phobic comedians. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

Football inspires a complex set of rituals, signs and cultural references reminiscent of Star Wars fans who insist on ordering drinks in the voice of Yoda. I’ve often noticed the ritual of dangling a team scarf out of the car window. Undoubtedly it conveys a powerful message, a totem of belonging to a community of devotees. But is there a code? From which window – front or rear – do you dangle the scarf? Why do some people attach it to their aerial? There are some who believe that the scarf is to be dangled out the window only after a victory and to fly it out the window before a game is bad luck. And you? \

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Getting airborne Developing our city \ Melbourne CBD will showcase the world’s first sustainable rotating air gardens, writes SARAH MARINOS

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first series of sustainable rotating air gardens. With the assistance of a Melbourne City Council 2013 arts grant, the gardens will be hung in the CBD in coming months. The first two are in place, suspended at the Queensbridge pedestrian precinct at Northbank. Godman first creates a lightweight frame that he covers with hundreds of tiny air plants. The “garden” is then suspended so it can rotate in the wind, its shape throwing intricate, moving shadows on the pavement below. Because the plants require no soil, they continue to grow on the frame, creating more plants that can be harvested. The slow-growing nature of tillandsias means the air gardens hold their shape and need only a light spray of water to survive. Godman, who has been described as an ecological artist, believes air gardens could be a more viable and sustainable alternative to vertical gardens. “Vertical gardens weigh 30 to 60 kilos per square metre – these gardens weigh about two kilos every square metre,” says Godman. “Vertical gardens also need an impervious layer

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between the plants and the building, so you can get water hitting the leaves, tracking off into the building structure and causing problems. Air plants don’t have to sit on a building – they can sit half a metre off the building and still grow. “Another issue with vertical gardens is that, when you have a vertical garden with big luxurious leaves that inevitably die, they require a lot of maintenance.” Godman’s research suggests 20 to 30 per cent of a vertical garden area has to be replanted annually, with some costing $300,000 a year to maintain. “By contrast, air plants grow so slowly that there aren’t maintenance issues,” he says. “If you plant $200,000 worth of air plants, a few years later you have $400,000 worth of air plants in your garden. When the parent plant flowers and dies, young plants simply grow over the top of the parent plant,” he explains. Godman says they are an obvious, hardy choice for greening our city. “There’s no question that we have to bring foliage into our cities to help absorb carbon, to release

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oxygen and to purify the air,” says Godman. “Air plants reflect up to 93 per cent of the light that falls on them and I’m experimenting with creating screens of air plants that could be moved across the façade of a building to act as natural shade from the sun. “An air garden would be fantastic suspended across a square or plaza, like Federation Square. On a summer’s day Fed Square can get very hot and a screen of air plants could be suspended across part of it to create shade.” Godman was born in Dunedin. After leaving high school, he completed an electrician’s apprenticeship. “My father thought it would be good to ‘get a trade under your belt, boy’,” he says. “But I always had an interest in creative things and nature. I’ve always researched and read a lot of books and after finishing my apprenticeship I took off and went surfing. I ended up in Hawaii and lived in a tree hut on Elizabeth Taylor’s brother’s property for 10 months.” During this time, Godman was introduced to an American filmmaker called George Greenough. In

1972, Greenough shot a series of groundbreaking surfing movies using underwater cameras. “Everyone was making surf movies but they were sitting on the beach and shooting from there. George was in the surf with his 16mm camera. He opened my eyes to the fact that there were other ways of doing things,” says Godman. He returned to New Zealand and got a job as a photographic technician at the School of Art at Otago Polytechnic. He worked there for 20 years before moving to Melbourne. “I’ve worked on environmental projects since 1983 and I see lots of artists making pertinent comments about the environment, but they are just that – comments. They reference nature, but they are not nature,” says Godman. “These gardens comment about environmental concerns but they are nature and they have the potential to contribute to the environment in a positive way.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.lloydgodman.net

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or generations, millionaires, captains of industry and diplomats have called Toorak home. It’s no surprise, as the leafy south-eastern suburb is home to some of Melbourne’s grandest houses. So why does this trophy home stand out? For starters, it is in one of the suburb’s most prestigious avenues, but mainly because it is incredibly opulent. It speaks of money … big money. The six-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion was built 21 years ago by one of the city’s biggest developers, who has since gone on to even greater heights. His wife was reputed to be a student of all things Georgian, which accounts for the many Georgian references: the symmetry, the fanlight above the front door, the imported fire-surrounds and mantelpieces; the 12-paned Georgian-style windows, and notched cornices that would not be out of place in many Georgian houses in London. The property has been restored and updated by the vendors, who have lived here for 11 years. “The three main things I will miss about this house are the fabulous large bedrooms, the en suite bathroom and the drying room,” says one of the vendors, as the family prepares to quit Toorak and go overseas for business. Lovers of Downton Abbey would be enthralled by the sheer luxury of the interiors: heavy damask and silk drapes, expensive carpet and antique European beds, including a four-poster, provide an element of old-world elegance. The formal living and dining room come to life at night. Sit-down dinners for 30 are easily accommodated here, yet it does not feel overwhelming. But it is the marble – polished and pure white – that stands out. It starts at the front, with marble stairs leading from the garden to the front door, dazzling in the sunlight. Then there is a marble foyer, with its sweeping white marble staircase. All six bathrooms are floored and tiled in white marble.

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Marble gives way to parquetry flooring in other areas, with carpet in the formal rooms and bedrooms. Off the entry hall, a timber-panelled study with built-in shelving would make working from home a pleasure. When work palled, you could step into the warm and welcoming music room, which doubles as a family television space. The informal hub includes the living, family and dining zone at one end and an airy gourmet kitchen at the other. White Corian benchtops wrap around the kitchen, which has Gaggenau ovens and a Smeg hob with an indoor barbecue and deep fryer side by side. A large square island bench makes an excellent preparation area. A covered outdoor entertainment area in the back garden adds more glamour while providing a terrific view of the swimming pool, tennis court and in-ground trampoline. Beyond the pool and tucked at the side of the property, the cabana has a kitchen, indoor spa, sauna, and bathroom. The back garden is private, with only a glimpse of the surrounding rooftops. That’s the beauty of being on more than 2000 square metres. Inside the house again, the grand staircase curves up and up to the first floor, with its five bedrooms. The sixth bedroom is in the nanny’s flat on the lower ground floor; that flat also has a living room, kitchen and bathroom. The sumptuous main bedroom has the same generous proportions as the other rooms. It includes a large white marble en suite and two dressing rooms. The other bedrooms have their own bathroom (white marble) or share a bathroom. A teenager’s retreat is also on this level with a second rumpus/ billiards room on the lower ground floor. Glamorous it might be, but this is no museum piece – just a family house with an awful lot of extras thrown in. \ MARIA HARRIS property@theweeklyrevew.com.au

“the home has beautifully proportioned rooms all attracting an abundance of natural light.” ROSS SAVAS - AGENT

kay & Burton \ 9820 1111

Price \ About $10 million

Expressions of Interest \ Closing May 16

Fast facts \ Grand mansion in one of Toorak’s most famous boulevards; high ceilings and lavish interiors, including distinctive ornamentation, open fireplaces, parquetry floors and lavish white marble; sweeping white marble staircase; all marble bathrooms, including en suite; dressing rooms; executive study; music room; children’s retreat upstairs and downstairs; separate nanny’s flat with kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room; plantation shutters; wine cellar; zoned heating and cooling; goods lift to all levels; in-ground swimming pool; in-ground trampoline; new tennis court; cabana with indoor spa, kitchen, bathroom and sauna; four-car underground garage; close to schools, shops and transport. Toorak \ 5kms from the city

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gLeN iris \ 21 AShuRTon RoAD This deceptively large house presents a rather traditional facade, keeping its promise of contemporary elegance under wraps until closer inspection. With beautiful gardens, pitched roofs, half timbering and ivy-covered brick work, the property’s immaculate frontage looks like it belongs on the glossy pages of a book on English-style houses. It’s a theme that continues inside with jarrah floors, high ceilings and period light fittings. To the left of the entrance, is a combined workshop and garage space, which opens up to a carport. To the right, is a study with built-in desks and views of the front garden. Further along are three bedrooms, each with their own colour schemes and built-in wardrobes. Downstairs has a gigantic bedroom, en suite and living area with its own private access and sheltered terrace. This underground space is perfect for guests or adult offspring. A second set of stairs leads to the main bedroom and en suite, which have spectacular views of the surrounding eastern suburbs. But the winning feature of this property is the north-facing back area, which includes a kitchen, living and dining room. Period light fittings, detailed rooflines and a mock Tudor-style fireplace ensure a seamless transition between the old and the new. The backyard is a treat, with a raised terrace leading down to a solar-heated swimming pool. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

postcode

3146

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Hocking Stuart \ 9885 9811

Price \ $1.9 million +

BALWYN \ 29 FREDERICK STREET

Auction \ April 27 at 11am

AgeNts’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3144

Noel Jones \ 9830 1644

Price \ $1.3 million +

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 4

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Abercromby's Real Estate 9864 5300 3

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8 Haverbrack Avenue, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $4 million - $4.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 11 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

39b Armadale Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Wed 2-2.30pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

An exceptional and rare opportunity to purchase an outstanding block in one of Malvern's most highly regarded and finest tree-lined avenues.

Modern lines and memorable luxury define the Nicholas Day design of this outstanding residence with proximity to High Street with a comprehensive array of comforts.

Let's eat lunch @ Caffé La Via, 252 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Giorgios, 1235 High Street Let's drink coffee @ 8 Days Café, 1184 High Street

Let's eat lunch @ 8dayscafé, 1184 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Sozai, 1221 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Le Petit Prince, 1a Mercer Road

Auction \ Saturday May 4 at 11am

This two-storey red-brick house is a promising prospect for those seeking an elevated position in the heart of Balwyn. Mature gardens envelop the front of the house, while inside large corner windows steep the lounge and dining room in natural light. Here an open fireplace, timber floors and period wall-lighting create a formal atmosphere. From the secure double-door entry, the hallway extends to a bedroom or study with built-in wardrobes and split-system air-conditioning and on to the central living and family rooms. The rich colours of the red-brick fireplace, slate floors and timber shelves here are lightened by an abundance of light. The kitchen features stone benches and a handy pass-through window to the formal dining room. Adjacent is a bathroom, under-stair storage and a laundry. Upstairs in the main bedroom where windows are the main attraction with breathtaking 180-degree panoramic views to the south. A central bathroom services the three bedrooms on this level, all of which feature built-in wardrobes. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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malvern east \ 22 turner street Judging by the “sunburst” timber details of its verandah, this house was one of a few built by one ambitious builder in this iconic residential areas. The Gascoigne Estate was created in the boom years but serious development only started years later. This house was built about 1910 and represents the best of its place and time. Double-fronted, its four bedrooms are arranged along its north side. In the ’80s, the front bedroom ceded a metre or so for the insertion of a shower room and a walk-in wardrobe. The south side of the house was given over to a sitting room and dining room. These rooms are now connected but retain their fireplaces and are virtually intact. The house received the usual treatment: its back area was demolished and replaced by a living space that reflected changes in living patterns. Here the ’80s was celebrated by a curved window wall overlooking a deck that in turn overlooks a remodelled backyard. The new area provided a more informal dining area, an open kitchen and a smaller laundry and, most important, a second bathroom. The rear garden provides for outside dining and has been cleverly subdivided by brick dwarf walls to provide a new amenity. The house was sited well to the north of the block, not for car access, but to give a garden view to the original dining room. Cars are now informally accommodated in the paved front garden. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

postcode

3145

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Price \ $1.9 million

Auction \ April 27 at 2.30pm

toorak \ 140 Kooyong road POSTCODE

3122

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 4

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11 Gardiner Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. EOI Closing May 1 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

POSTCODE

3103

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 4

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18 Hardwicke Street, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $3.4 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

Buxton \ 9809 9888

Price \ $3.4 million – $3.7 million

Auction \ May 11 at 12.30pm

On a large allotment in one of Melbourne’s most prestigious locations, this charming solid-brick house has undeniable style. Set back from the street, a circular drive builds suspense for what lies inside. Stepping into the impressive entrance hall, an art deco fireplace in the formal living room immediately catches the eye. Here, wide windows frame blossoming roses in the front garden. The room flows through to a formal dining room, which opens onto a paved, undercover entertainment zone. Crossing the vestibule, an equally impressive informal lounge has an open fireplace and a beautiful chandelier. A galley kitchen overlooks a vibrant blue pool. The vast rear garden would certainly benefit from rejuvenation. This area occupies a significant slice of the 1180-square metre block; the possibilities are endless. A sweeping spiral staircase delivers you to four generously proportioned bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. Two share a sweeping side balcony, and one has privileged access to a private balcony. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH

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This Edgard Pirotta-designed residence blends living with recreational facilities and features four bedrooms (the main with en suite), pool and tennis court.

A vision of French-inspired grandeur, this magnificent entertainer outshines all its peers with unbridled luxury throughout refined rooms.

Let's eat lunch @ Replete Providore, 302 Barkers Road Let's eat dinner @ Lulo, 798 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Porgie and Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Old Pie Shop, 367a Whitehorse Rd Let's eat dinner @ Jazz Ria, 228 Whitehorse Rd Let's drink coffee @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Rd

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BaLWYn noRth \ 7 GRIEVE STREET This two-storey house not only makes you feel like you are at a spa resort with its luxurious pool and huge open living spaces, but it also pushes the boundaries of day-to-day suburban living. Its façade is a mix of steely grey and maroon squares. Inside, timber floors, white tiles and huge panels of glass give rooms a sense of individuality, while also connecting each one to the next. The ground floor includes a large study, theatre room with built-in projector and surround sound, and a basement wine cellar before you even reach the main living areas. The kitchen has Miele appliances, marble benches and splashbacks, and a butler’s pantry. It looks over the open-plan living and dining area, where a mosaic wall separates the space and continues through to the heated pool through sliding glass doors. Safe to say there is no shortage of light as it floods in from the north bouncing off the water’s surface. The backyard has a fully equipped outdoor kitchen and a poolside shower and bathroom. Upstairs are all four bedrooms. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. The remaining bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share the main bathroom. An exclusive position, close to Greythorn Park and within the Balwyn High School zone offers something for the whole family. \ EDDIE MORTON

postcode

3104

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RT Edgar \ 9826 1000

Price \ $2 million +

KeW \ 17 YARRAVALE ROAD

Auction \ April 27 at 11am

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3124

We Love it Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

Price \ $1.6 million +

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 2

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3101

hockingstuart Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000 4

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3/217a Highfield Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $410,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 11 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

9 Campbell Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million - $1.2 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at 11am ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

In a delightfully tree-lined location a short walk to shops/cafés and transport, this spacious apartment would be ideal for either owner-occupiers or investors.

On a tree-lined street, this period house has been extended and renovated. North sun fills the living, dining and kitchen that leads to pool and outdoor dining area.

Let's eat lunch @ Fordham's Milk Bar, 116 Fordham Ave Let's eat dinner @ Trinitas Thai, 955 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ My Other Brother, 586 Burke Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cheng Moon Restaurant, 661 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Di Palma's, 684-688 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Café on High, 682 High Street

Auction \ April 27 at 1pm

Yarravale Road winds its way down towards Yarra Boulevard flanked on either side by notable heritage houses from a range of eras. This striking 1940s brick residence has a slate-covered wall at street level that conceals a beautiful Edna Walling-inspired terraced front garden. On your way to the front door you’ll pass wisteria-covered pergolas, citrus trees, walled gardens and colourful shrubbery. The imposing façade, with its triple basket-weave brickwork and multiple gables, gives way to a modern fitout once inside. Renovations were carried out just over a decade ago by architect Nick Bochsler, who created the sleek kitchen, with its mix of stainless steel, timber and glossy black cabinets, the main bedroom wing and the living rooms, which all adhere to a similar design. The extension added another two bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom. Down a flight of stairs, a studio and sunroom open onto a courtyard. Like the front yard, the rear garden is terraced, with a meandering path interrupted by rose arbours and seating areas. \ LEXI COTTEE

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SOUTH YARRA \ 36 ARThuR STREET

Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000

Price \ About $1.1 million

kew \ 75 PRINCESS STREET

Auction \ April 27 at 11.30am

Fletchers \ 9090 8390

Price \ $2.2 million – $2.5 million

Auction \ May 4 at 3pm

This single-fronted Victorian in the backstreets of hip South Yarra, only a short walk from Chapel Street, was tastefully renovated before our vendors moved in. A tall front fence means the front garden is used as a lovely outdoor sitting area, as is the front porch with tessellated tiles. A red door opens to the hallway, which extends past two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and ceiling roses. The second bedroom also has an en suite. A skylight allows light to flood the hallway, where an archway provides a classical touch. A separate formal dining area is the next room, where an old fireplace decorates the room. The kitchen was redone 18 months ago and has a large square-shaped granite bench and Smeg appliances. The peaked, high ceiling in the living area has two diamond-shaped windows that work as a sky light. In the backyard, large, leafy trees and vine-laden fences are joined by the convenience of a carport. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

Set on an impressive 1385-square metre block, this two-storey brick house is ideal for a large family. The front room, suitable as a sitting room or a bedroom, has an open fireplace, french windows and polished timber floors. Similarly, the adjacent lounge also features an open fireplace in addition to double-door access to the side garden and outdoor area. At the western end of the house, the dining room is separated from an adjoining study and lounge by bifold doors while the kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and stone benches. Along the hall there is a laundry, a powder room and a separate shower. Upstairs comprises four bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes and access to a central bathroom, separate toilet and additional shower. The main bedroom has an en suite while the eastern-most bedroom features its own retreat and balcony. At the rear is a heated pool, double garage with storage and a toilet. The huge backyard also has a right-of-way – opening up possibilities to subdivide or extend. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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RicHmOnd \ 29a GLASS STREET POSTCODE

3145

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 3

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19 Bent Street, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat from 3pm .................................................................

POSTCODE

3143

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 5

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4 Armadale Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $2.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at noon ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

Biggin & Scott \ 9429 9177

Price \ $1.495 million – $1.695 million

Private sale

This block of four townhouses is as rare a sight as you will find in inner Melbourne. There are three properties remaining, each with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The main bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe and en suite, and includes a private balcony. The remaining two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share the main bathroom, which is ultra-chic with wall-to-wall black tiles and marble benches. There are two large living areas. The kitchen, living and dining area on one level with a connecting balcony that has views of Melbourne’s CBD, and another on the next level. The kitchen is a mixture of different textures with marble benches and dark timber cabinetry paired with stainless-steel Miele appliances. Angled ceilings add a further dimension to an already spacious room. There is space for two cars and even a “car turntable” to help you get in and out. Bridge Road and Swan Street shops, trams to the CBD, Burnley train station and local primary schools are all within walking distance. \ EDDIE MORTON

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This freestanding timber Victorian residence has been brilliantly renovated with assured designer style inside and out.

Recently restored, featuring period details, this beautiful five-bedroom house offers an open-plan design, covered outdoor entertainment area, garden and pool.

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

Let's eat lunch @ Coin Laundry Café, 61 Armadale Street Let's eat dinner @ Chez Bob, 22 Beatty Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Pheast48, 48 Wattletree Road

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Address

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35 Kawarren st 428 Balwyn rd 6 Arama st 90 Panoramic rd 7 duggan st 107 Panoramic rd 2a Lemon rd 8 Lloyd st

armadale 18a Armadale st Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 84 49 rose st Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 85 1 Bell st RT Edgar 100 4 Armadale st Kay & Burton 114 7/31 Mercer rd Kay & Burton 125

7 Tramway Pde

13 Courang rd 4/21 Osborne Ave

36 Kinkora rd 44 robinson rd 1/9-11 Glen st 16 Hunter st 11 Gardiner rd 31 Callantina rd 553 Glenferrie rd 4/13 Callantina rd 27 Henrietta st 38 Hill st 1/134 Barkers rd

Marshall White 153

44a First st

Marshall White 154

Box hill Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Noel Jones

52 53 54 74 75 79 132 145 151 178 187

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig

55 56 57 58 59 75 76 76 77

434 elgar rd

Jellis Craig

78

916 Toorak rd Jellis Craig 12 Bellett st Jellis Craig 28 Brinsley rd Jellis Craig 1/534 Burke rd Jellis Craig 11 Collings st RT Edgar 185 Wattle Valley rd Abercromby’s 2/588 riversdale rd Kay & Burton 798 riversdale rd Kay & Burton 4/11 Waterloo st Marshall White One 3 Allambee Ave Little Residential

50 60 61 78 102 108 126 127 131 191

CamBerwell Marshall White 144

Fitzroy

123 Prospect Hill rd

Marshall White 146

107 Falconer st

2a dryden st

Marshall White 154

204/188 Canterbury rd

705/150 Clarendon st 193 George st

Jellis Craig 62 RT Edgar 104 Kay & Burton 122 Kay & Burton 123

RT Edgar

6 Lincoln st 67 Park rd 13-15 Yeovil rd 30 staughton rd 139 Finch st 18 Hortense st 2/8 Clyde st 1/25 Park rd 8 Glentilt rd 75 rowen st 49 Kerferd rd 21 Ashburton st

99

Abercromby’s 106

162 Hotham st

Nelson Alexander 184

203 George st

Nelson Alexander 184

elSternwiCk 356 Glen eira rd

Nelson Alexander 185

glen iriS

Fletchers 179

eaSt melBourne

CanterBury 2 The ridge 30 Highfield rd 2 Grange Ave 4/54 Mont Albert rd

4 Claremont Cres

Marshall White 155

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Woodards

65 66 79 80 117 118 130 157 158 158 170

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig RT Edgar RT Edgar Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Nelson Alexander

67 80 81 81 103 104 127 128 139 143 159 159 174 185

hawthorn eaSt

12 Bellett Street, CamBerwell JelliS Craig \ 9810 5000 PriCe \ $1.4 million + auCtion \ may 4 at noon

Box hill South

Balwyn north 23 dempster Ave 36 Jacka st 1a rangeview Gve 32 The Bouelvard 21 Willis st 150 Greythorn rd 16 Highview rd 73 Hill rd 1 and 2/59 sweyn st

Fletchers 175

14 Beaver st

Noel Jones 187 Noel Jones 188

hawthorn

BlaCk roCk

Jellis Craig 74 Marshall White 151

Balwyn 153 Gordon st 18 Hardwicke st 8 Paisley st 5/44 deepdene rd 1/7 Grey st 3 Belmont Ave 8 Highton Gve 9 relowe Cres 1 Parkdale Ave 15a Kitchener st 29 Frederick st

77 152 152 153 177 178 179 179

BeaumariS

aShBurton 34 Baird st 16 Vears rd

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

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Hocking Stuart Hocking Stuart

63 64 134 140 142 147 155 156 156 157 181 182

23 Mowbray st 1/62 Anderson rd 407 Auburn rd 54b st Helens rd 327 Auburn rd 20 Beaconsfield rd 740 Burwood rd 9 Langham Plc 5 Cowper st 25 Constance st 251 riversdale rd 56 Lilydale Gve 14 ryeburne Ave 8/31 Tourello Ave

keilor 33-43 Overnewton Close Barry Plant 193

kerrie Long Mt. eliza rd & rankins rd

agentS’ Cho i Ce POSTCODE

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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Fletchers Balwyn North 9859 9561 5

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 2

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Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 4

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44 Robinson Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 4 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed 1.30-2pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

20 Ventnor Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 11-11.30am; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

4/29 Tintern Avenue, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $1.9 million + ................................................................. EOI Monday May 6 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

17 Northcote Avenue, Balwyn ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 27 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Wed 12.45-1.15pm; Sat from 11am .................................................................

The pinnacle of luxury and style on the crest of Scotch Hill, this stunning fourbedroom, three-bathroom residence with a study exceeds expectations.

This large family house represents excellent value in the Balwyn High school zone. Enjoy views from the lounge room, or relax in the family/meals area.

This stunning new first-floor apartment, designed by Nicholas Day and constructed by Thomas and Thomas Developments, is one of only five residences.

This luxurious, new, architect-designed family residence showcases impressive proportions and exquisite style.

Let's eat lunch @ Laurent, 703 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Rococo, 797 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Life On Mars, 842 Glenferrie Road

Let's eat lunch @ Maple Rose Café, 392 Balwyn Road Let's eat dinner @ Dunyazad, 329 Doncaster Road Let's drink coffee @ Moka Pot Café, 315 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Manhattan, 448 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Marquee Restaurant, 445 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ The Cheese Cave, 429 Toorak Road

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Let's eat lunch @ Bambaleros, 84 Maling Road Let's eat dinner @ Stefans Charcoal Grill, 305 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ The Maling Room, 206 Canterbury Road


Pat Rice & Hawkins 192

Kew 17 Bradford Ave 65 Charles St 7 Orford Ave 17 Yarravale Rd 3/6 Marshall Ave 97 Eglinton St 81 Wiltshire Dve 12 Alfred St 68 Molesworth St 129 Edgevale Rd 54 Adeney Ave 4 Royston Crt 893 Glenferrie Rd 24 Goldthorns Ave 4/425 Barkers Rd 55 Molesworth St 122 Peel St 75 Princess St 103/1 Derby St 43 Barkers Rd 9/1 Derby St 9 Campbell St 14 Raven St 39 Carson St

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Fletchers Fletchers Hocking Stuart Fletchers Hocking Stuart Nelson Alexander Noel Jones

68 69 70 71 82 82 83 119 120 121 128 136 138 141 160 160 161 178 179 180 180 182 183 186

4a Mayfield Ave 8 Haverbrack Ave 2b Ashley Gve 190 Wattletree Rd 128 Elizabeth St 25 Johnstone St 1/349 Glenferrie Rd

Melbourne 405/454 St Kilda Rd 503/430 St Kilda Rd

Kay & Burton 115

Malvern 4 Grace St

RT Edgar

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4 Kinloch Ave

1/99 Rostrevor Pde 16 Kerry Pde

Marshall White 150 Fletchers 180

Port douglas Cayman Properties 195

Port Melbourne 89

1 First Point

89

Portsea 14a Delgany Ave

90 90 107 131 148 149 163 163 164 164 165 189

Marshall White 165 Woodards 171

Menzies creeK

Barry Plant 192

22 McIlwrick St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 91 43 Westbourne St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 91 60 Andrew St Marshall White 166 27 Closeburn Ave Hocking Stuart 180 573 High St Gary Peer 188

richMond 29a Glass St Biggin & Scott 49 127 Stawell St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 86 1 Somerset St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 92 504/6 Lord St RT Edgar 105 4 Hosie St Marshall White 166

safety beach

Mont albert

sorrento Jellis Craig 73 Kay & Burton 124

RT Edgar 101

Prahran

1965a Wellington Rd 191 First National Real Estate Neilson Partners

1 Stanhope St 5 Malvern Rd

Noel Jones 187

Mont albert north

Allawah

3/10 Tooronga Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 35 Belgrave Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 2/404 Wattletree Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 6/406 Wattletree Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 82 & 84 Manning Rd Abercromby’s 22 Quentin Rd Marshall White One 16 Albert St Marshall White 44 Washington Ave Marshall White 19 Anderson St Marshall White 19 Bent St Marshall White 22 Summerhill Ave Marshall White 24 Deakin St Marshall White 22 Turner St Marshall White 1/61 Fisher St Christopher Russell

50 Elm Gve Jellis Craig 72 7a Oswin St Marshall White 161 2/88 Strathalbyn St McLaren 170 3/47 Munro St Christopher Russell 189

406 Glenferrie Rd

97 98 108 116 162 162 173

Malvern east

Kew east

Kooyong

RT Edgar RT Edgar Abercromby’s Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Wilson Agents

166 Marine Dve

10 Ocean Beach Rd

south Melbourne 254 Bank St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon

92

Marshall White 169 Marshall White 170 Fletchers 176

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south yarra 25 Howitt St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 2/2 Rockley Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 36 Arthur St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 60 Motherwell St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 67a Tivoli Rd Kay & Burton 1/11 Marne St Marshall White One 5/1 Park St Marshall White 103-105 Millswyn St Allard Shelton

87 88 93 93 126 130 167 173

st Kilda 83/13 The Esplanade

Marshall White 167

surrey hills

8 Woodside Cres RT Edgar 3 Matthews Crt RT Edgar 248 Williams Rd RT Edgar 140 Kooyong Rd Buxton 59 St Georges Rd Kay & Burton 23 Hill St Kay & Burton 1/28 Douglas St Kay & Burton 3/2 Lansell Rd Kay & Burton 143 Canterbury Rd Williams Batters 17 Brookville Rd Marshall White 7b Woorigoleen Rd Marshall White 1b Power Ave Marshall White 20 Heyington Plc Allard Shelton 3 Eldene Crt Rodney Morley Persichetti

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

83 129 129 168 168

94 95 103 109 110 112 113 125 130 135 137 169 172 188

viewbanK 18 Old Lower Plenty Rd

6 Goodwood St 12 Benwerrin Rd 2a Neath St 101 Guildford Rd 58 Guildford Rd

Barry Plant 190

wallace 145 Westcotts Rd

Keatings 194

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McEwing Partners 191

RT Edgar 105

189 Union Rd 272 Mont Albert Rd 29 Boisdale St

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Secluded Family Masterpiece boasting Sophistication & Serenity A spectacularly sophisticated family sanctuary, this luxury designer domain is secluded and secure in a superb plane tree setting on the corner of Iris Road. Cleverly conceived and craftsman-built, a substantial zoned interior with soaring ceilings and serene ambience spills onto a stunning sun-filled alfresco oasis featuring cascading glass wall pool and entertainment areas. Conveniently located close to excellent schools, Burke Road shopping, trams and parklands; an unrivalled family lifestyle awaits with this magnificent asnew residence on a 697 sq. metre landscaped allotment (approx.) including 50 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

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Saturday 11th May at 2pm Wednesday 12.30-1pm & 6-6.30pm, Saturday 2-2.30pm 15.24m x 45.72m approx.

Contact Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399       Nick Elmore 0438 599 938 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363

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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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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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A3 | B2 | C2 | D

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Separate Properties, Sensational Options, Pure Potential

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To be sold separately, each entirely individual but both equally enticing, these free standing c1960s family homes feature well maintained original spaces surrounded by generous allotments close to Lloyd Street Primary School, Central Park, Hedgeley Dene Gardens and choice of Darling or Caulfield stations. Poised for renovation or opportunity for stunning new home sites. Accompanied by approved plans for six state-of-the-art apartments with basement garaging for 16 cars (if purchased together). Land size: No 82: 655 sqm. No 84: 650 sqm.

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

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Superlative Single Level Quality

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Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 11th May at 10.30am

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Toorak 140 Kooyong Road Premium Possibilities, Prime Position Gracious proportions, a grand 1180sqm allotment & an address considered amongst Melbourne´s finest suggest an outstanding range of refurbishment, renovation or brand new home options (STCA) for this comfortable 4 BR residence. Impressive behind a return drive, well equipped central kitchen, extensive garden dimensions, fenced pool, alfresco entertaining & double garage inspire prospects for a resort style family paradise close to Malvern Rd trams, independent schools & Beatty Avenue Village. www.140.kooyongroadtoorak.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 11 May 12.30pm Wed 1-1.30pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Jerry Yeghichian 0403 042 227 James Marcou 0409 967 995 Ashburton 9809 9888 4

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59 St Georges Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 16th May at 5pm 110 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Trophy Home in Top Toorak Location Situated amongst Melbourne’s finest homes, this landmark property has been lovingly restored, paying the utmost attention to luxury and detail. Flanked by superbly established and mature gardens, this stunning family house offers an unrivalled guarantee of a polished and refined lifestyle. It boasts a welcoming grand entrance and lobby, high ceilings with detailed cornices, beautiful ornamentation, polished marble floors and expansive and attractive rooms. This grand abode has been comprehensively appointed with formal living and dining areas and a dedicated family space. This light-filled and informal open-plan living area boasts polished timber floors and a chef’s gourmet kitchen with Gaggenau appliances. It also offers VIEW Strictly by appointment Wednesday 12 noon and 5pm


a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor dining, opening to the sublime outdoor entertainment zone that enjoys views of the sparkling pool, new tennis court and the cabana that has been fitted with a kitchen, indoor spa, sauna and shower room. The property also features six bedrooms, main suite with an open fireplace, plenty of wardrobe space and a colossal marble en suite. This beautiful home wouldn’t be complete without a self-contained apartment with kitchen, living area, bedroom and bathroom. Also includes; powder room, study, wine cellar, zoned heating and cooling, in-ground trampoline and four-car garage. Albert Park 9252 1800 Brighton 9592 6522 Flinders 5989 1000 Hawthorn 8862 8000 Portsea & Sorrento 5984 4744 South Yarra 9820 1111

CALL Ross Savas Michael Gibson

0418 322 994 0418 530 392

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23 Hill Street Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 11am 112 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Classic Toorak Family Residence in Prime Position Superbly positioned on one of Toorak’s most beautiful tree lined streets is this immaculately presented, substantial family home set on charming garden surrounds complete with tennis court and pool and offering a wonderful blend of formal and informal living. Offers entry foyer, generous living room enjoying garden views, formal dining, granite kitchen, family room opening onto pool area with spa, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, rumpus room, study and double remote garage. NOTE: Land Size 1,150m² VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Gary Ormrod 0419 588 331 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

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Residence 1, 28 Douglas Street Toorak EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 6th May at 4pm

Uncompromising Quality & Size Superbly positioned a short walk to Toorak Village is this as new north facing courtyard apartment. Featuring: video security entry, 3 large bedrooms (all ensuite), separate study, fabulous open plan formal and informal living and dining areas with stunning European kitchen all opening onto a large private courtyard, 3 car basement parking + storeroom with lift access. “Another Quality Charbord Development�

CALL Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Jacqueline Ralph 0418 106 068 Conjunctional Agent Rodney Morley Persichetti Rodney Morley 0418 321 222 Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm

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4 Armadale Street Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 12noon 114 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Family Classic Distinguished by its beauty and modern functionality, this charming family home has been comprehensively appointed. Featuring ďŹ ve bedrooms (main with walk-in wardrobe and en suite), two further bathrooms, an upstairs children’s retreat, formal dining area, open-plan living space opening to a covered outdoor entertainment area and pool, gourmet kitchen with stone bench tops and Gaggenau and Miele appliances. Also includes air-conditioning, heating, full laundry, storage space and secure double garage. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999

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406 Glenferrie Road Kooyong

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 2pm

Gracefully Grand & Luxuriously Renovated Privacy and peace are paramount with this magnificent period style residence c1910 set well back on a deep allotment opposite Kooyong Gardens. A graceful tuckpointed brick profile introduces timeless character and craftsmanship sympathetically enhanced for exceptional contemporary family living. Near a range of prestige schools, trams, train, shopping village and parklands; featuring reception hall, five bedrooms, two bathrooms, study area, five living areas, marble kitchen, secluded alfresco area and off-street parking. VIEW Wednesday 11.30 - 12pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson Sam Wilkinson

0417 581 074 0400 169 148

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190 Wattletree Road Malvern

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 2pm 116 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

A Grand Victorian Mansion Family residence with majestic receptions rooms, open plan living, separate lounge, den and huge study/fifth bedroom. Upstairs four bedrooms, two with balcony. Ornate ceilings, Baltic pine floors, six open fire places, 2000 bottle cellar, hydronic heating, landscaped gardens, spa pool, plumbed barbeque and double garage reached by a bluestone drive. Note: Approved permit for specialist medical centre for four practitioners or sole practice and family home. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Mark Williams Emma Bloom

0412 269 999 0417 189 377 0419 330 968

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11 Gardiner Road Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 1st May at 5pm

Outstanding Scotch Hill Location With N/S Floodlit Tennis Court & Swimming Pool This elegant contemporary family residence designed by Edgard Pirotta, is an exceptional blend of living and recreational facilities. All sited in gardens with oodlit n/s tennis court, swimming pool and north aspects overlooking parklands and commanding fabulous light and views so close to all major transport, schools and shops. Includes entry, sitting room, dining room, study all with park aspects, family room, large retreat/ rumpus / ofďŹ ce space, Main bedroom with WIR, ensuite, 3 other bedrooms and 2 other bathrooms , powder room, large store rooms and cellar. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Michael Gibson

0400 169 148 0418 530 392

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59 Glen Street Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 2pm 118 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Contemporary Luxury Capturing City Views Commanding stunning new heights in Scotch Hill living, this luxurious three bedroom and study town residence boasts innovative design, uncompromising quality and brilliant city views. A Dean Dugdale Developments home of distinction includes spacious living, huge dining, marble Miele kitchen (butler’s pantry), two bathrooms, powder room, cellar, C-BUS2, double-glazing, ďŹ tted rooftop terrace, entertainment area, impressive landscaping and remote-control double garage. Near Scotch College, trams, shopping and parklands. VIEW Wednesday 1.45 - 2.15pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

CALL Daniel Bradd Scott Patterson

0411 347 511 0417 581 074

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12 Alfred Street Kew

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 3.30pm

Enviable Family Entertainer An exclusive Sackville Ward cul-de-sac is the elite setting for this substantial architectdesigned family residence. Proximity to leading schools is unparalleled complementing the luxury lifestyle afforded by this magniďŹ cent four bedroom and study domain on a 1,000 sqm allotment (approx.) featuring expansive alfresco area and tiled/solar heated pool. Cleverly conceived design elements ensure year-round natural light throughout and tranquil Japanese-inspired garden vistas near Cotham Road trams, shopping and parklands. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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68 Molesworth Street Kew

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 7th May at 5pm 120 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

‘Cascades’ – Contemporary Family Luxury in Studley Park The ultimate in luxurious family living and entertaining delivering scintillating views over Studley Park to the city. ‘Cascades’ is an architectural tour de force inspired by Frank Lloyd-Wright featuring; state of the art domain with lift, 4 car garage and spectacular waterwall; 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, study, powder room, multiple living areas, gourmet Gaggenau Kitchen, hi-tech cabling, American Oak and French stone finishes, reticulated garden, alfresco terraces and auto-care pool.

CALL Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Conjunctional Agent Jellis Craig Nick Elmore 0438599938

VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 11 - 11.30am

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129 Edgevale Road Kew

AUCTION Saturday 27th April at 2pm

Family Flexibility in Private Schools Precinct An impressive balance of family space and period grace in glorious garden environs deďŹ nes 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 Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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2 Grange Avenue Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 27th April at 12noon 122 The weekly review \ april 24, 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 Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

CALL Tim Picken Scott Patterson Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0417 581 074 0423 759 481

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4/54 Mont Albert Road Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 12.30pm

Golden Mile Single-Level Luxury Secluded, secure and spacious for luxurious single-level living, this first-class modern residence in the prestigious Golden Mile is set on a substantial low-maintenance allotment. Eminently located among leading schools, this magnificent executive home with lift to five-car garage is superbly designed boasting four bedrooms and three marble ensuite bathrooms. Moments to Burke Road, trams and parkland; includes formal and family zones, stunning Miele kitchen, games/media room, cellar and north-facing entertainment area. VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 12.45 - 1.15pm

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson Michael Liu

0408 753 877 0417 581 074 0402 699 076

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5 Malvern Road Mont Albert

AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 11am 124 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Stylish Art-Deco Home in Desirable Precinct This spacious clinker brick residence provides superbly proportioned family accommodation. Offering a lovely street presence this charming home features 3 bedrooms, study, separate formal living and dining rooms with decorative ceilings, a spectacular, light ďŹ lled open plan kitchen and family room opening to abundant manicured rear gardens with entertaining area. Further highlights include a double carport, leadlight windows and original polished timber boards throughout. Only a short stroll to Mont Albert Primary School and parklands. Land – 960sqm approx. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Chris Alcock

0400 169 148 0407 907 748

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3/2 Lansell Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 27th April at 1pm

7/31 Mercer Road Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 1pm

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

Beautiful Sun-Filled Period Apartment. Situated in a lovely tree lined street a short walk to High St , shopping and transport this sun drenched beautifully renovated 1st floor 3 bedroom period strata apartment (1 of 12) offers superb secure low maintenance living. Superbly finished throughout it offers 3 bedrooms, 2 with large BIR’s, large open plan living (Gas Fire), designer stone kitchen with adjacent dining, modern fully tiled bathroom and euro laundry. Featuring carport on title, refrigerated heating/cooling throughout, dark polished timber flooring, built in plasma TV, spacious balcony and plantation shutters. VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 10 - 10.30am

CALL Nicole Gleeson Matt Davis

0414 809 221 0412 466 858

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CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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67A Tivoli Road South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 1pm

2/588 Riversdale Road Camberwell

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 30th April at 5pm 126 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Idyllic South Yarra Living This beautifully renovated contemporary residence is superbly finished and designed to maximise light and functionality. Comprising three bedrooms, plus ground floor study/fourth bedroom with en-suite and BIR. Formal and informal living areas, sleek designer kitchen, north facing private courtyard, double garage with built in storage, family size laundry and minutes from Chapel St shops and restaurants . Features include: Heating, cooling, alarm, security entrance. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm

Substantial & Serene Single-Level Seclusion Peacefully nestled to the rear in a meticulously-tended garden setting, this spacious three bedroom, two bathroom villa unit represents an exceptional downsizing opportunity moments to Camberwell Junction. Characterized by large proportioned rooms, abundant natural light and a quiet, easy-living ambience; walk to shops, cafés, trams and parkland from this superb unit including substantial formal lounge and dining, family living and meals, beautiful courtyard, quality kitchen, heating and cooling, vacuum, alarm and double garage. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Nicole Gleeson Matt Davis

0414 809 221 0412 466 858

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CALL Sam Wilkinson Judy Balloch

0400 169 148 0408 753 877

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798 Riversdale Road Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 12noon

740 Burwood Road Hawthorn East

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 7th May at 5pm

Beautifully established family traditions Framed by picturesque gardens and ample OSP, this elegant 4 bedroom/2 bathroom 1920’s Attic style home with upper city views is a solid tribute to the enduring family appeal of quality, space and beautifully evolved pool/garden surrounds of over 1000sqm approx. Add your own contemporary signature to leadlight-featured grand living, huge dining, country-style kitchen, sunroom, timber-paneled billiard room. With easy proximity to Village shopping/cafes, local parks/sporting facilities and quality schools. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

Victorian Verve With Versatile Apartment Secluded beyond high-walled north garden; outstanding quality renovations, spacious new two bedroom self-contained apartment and secure two-car covered parking enhance the remarkable appeal of this impressive freestanding Victorian. Near Burke Road shopping, trams, trains, parkland and schools; ‘Hillside’ is a single-level oasis offering alfresco deck, landscaped garden, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, sitting room, living and dining, Ilve and Miele kitchen with in-built wine cellar, heating and cooling, audio-visual system. VIEW Wednesday 2.30 - 3pm, Saturday 3.30 - 4pm

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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CALL Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Judy Balloch 0408 753 877 WEB 740burwoodroad.com.au

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9 Langham Place Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 10am

54 Adeney Avenue Kew

AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 1pm 128 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

Vintage classic ready to turn the page Serenity meets centrality in this semi-detached 1930’s home gracing a low-traffic street only metres from the Junction. Put your own stamp of style on the 2 bedroom layout boasting lots of rich timber features, Deco leadlighting, generous loungeroom, meals area, functional kitchen, bathroom, garage, extra OSP and ample space and greenery in the leafy courtgardens to inspire a wonderful al fresco setting.

VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 11 - 11.30am

Parkside Entertainer with a Grand Plan Commanding a coveted position opposite Victoria Park, this wide-set 1920’s home offers impressive family comfort plus Plans and Permits for 2 luxurious side-by-side townhouses. With 4 large bedrooms, beautiful refined lounge and dining rooms, wellequipped kitchen/living, family room and massive all-year-round entertainment deck amidst endless garden expanses. Also spa-bathroom, 2 WCs, potential rear ROW and easy access to Junction, transport and exceptional schools. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken

0423 759 481 0419 305 802

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12 Benwerrin Road Surrey Hills

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 11am

2a Neath Street Surrey Hills

AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 10am

An exceptional family classic in a elevated locale City and northern ranges views are unexpected rewards for this lovely 4 bedroom/3 bathroom 1930’s home handy to express trains, quality schools and Village shopping. With fireside living, formal dining, family-wise kitchen and an expansive flow of openplan casual areas filled with all-year-round sunlight thanks to stunning atrium-style vaulted ceiling. Whisper-quiet gardens feature all-weather entertaining areas and space for children to roam free. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

The living is easy in this prized pocket Lovely 3 bedroom/2 bathroom townhouse striking the perfect harmony between family-wise spaces and easy-to-manage surrounds. An air of contemporary elegance complements this tranquil home’s independent easy-care spaces featuring spacious refined and relaxed living areas, big Caesar Stone kitchen and lushly surrounded courtgardens (double auto garage). A short stroll to Chatham Primary School, train, tram and Balwyn shopping VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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1/11 Marne Street South Yarra

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INSPECT Wed 11-11.30am & 6-6.30pm & Sat 3-3.30pm

AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 12.30pm

Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Michael Derham 0425 790 233 www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411 130 The weekly review \ april 24, 2013

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4/11 Waterloo Street, Camberwell

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INSPECT Wed & Sat 12-12.30pm AUCTION Saturday 11th May at 9.30am Light & Bright in the Heart of Camberwell This attractive rear town residence features a sun-filled freshly refurbished interior, polished timber floors, living room, separate dining, sunny kitchen/meals, 2 bedrooms (BIRs) & 2 north-facing courtyard gardens. Includes gas heater, cooling, laundry & single garage. Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

22 Quentin Road, Malvern East

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INSPECT Wed & Sat 1-1.30pm AUCTION Saturday 4th May at 10.30am Irresistible Family Appeal This stunning residence zoned for modern family living offers sitting room, family living, dining, gourmet kitchen, sunny entertainers deck, private garden, four bedrooms (BIR/WIR & ensuite to main), study area, designer bathroom & double lock up garage. Michael Derham 0425 790 233 Kate Muller 0438 744 257

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DEEPDENE 8 Highton Grove This impressive English-style two-storey residence is quietly tucked away in a leafy cul-de-sac, in the coveted Reid Estate. It has been totally transformed into a magnificent zoned family living and entertaining domain befitting today´s lifestyle. A sunny white interior features polished timber floors, formal sitting room, dining room, bathroom, informal living and fully equipped gourmet kitchen/living area plus WIP/laundry. The informal living areas have floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors that open onto a wide deck with auto awning, gas mains BBQ, in-ground pool & easy care gardens - this creates an idyllic indoor/outdoor setting for entertaining family & friends on any scale. Upstairs there are five bedrooms, main with WIR, ensuite and private balcony with northern views and a family bathroom. The 5th bedroom, situated over the large two-car garage, possesses an ensuite and would be suitable as a retreat or home office. Features include hydronic heating, JetmasterFPs, evap. cooling, d/vacuum, roof storage, in-ground trampoline, 40,000ltr underground water tank, utility area with sheds, rem/dble garage with powder room+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8hightongrovebalwyn.com

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GLEN IRIS 13-15 Yeovil Road To be offered individually or as a whole on two separate Titles, this elegant architectural home on 1485 sqm (approx) and adjoining garden block of more than 1280 sqm (approx) 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

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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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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TOORAK 17 Brookville Road This magnificent Victorian residence showcasing imposing proportions, original elegance, picturesque garden and pool surrounds also offers potential to further update. Arched hallway introduces elegant sitting room and formal dining (2xgas fireplaces), living room (OFP), study and well appointed kitchen leading to stunning north-facing garden with heated pool. Main bedroom (en-suite) is accompanied by upstairs living room, 4 further bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and kitchenette. Features ducted heating, alarm and double garage via Ross St. Land size: 836 sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12noon 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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KEW 4 Royston Court This impressive family residence in an exclusive cul-de-sac is situated on a tranquil garden allotment of 1260sqm featuring a beautifully renovated interior with a continuous flow of light. The interior features three generously sized living areas, stylish granite/Euro kitchen (WIP), four bedrooms, (main with balcony, WIR/ensuite), study/5th bed, family bathroom, paved alfresco areas, built in BBQ & solarheated in-ground pool. Enhanced by an alarm, ducted and zoned heating/cooling, auto garden watering + tank, retractable awning, remote gates/double garage with I/A.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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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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Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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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.7bwoorigoleenrdtoorak.com

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KEW 893 Glenferrie Road (Cnr of Wellington Street) This imposing period residence on a corner allotment of 928sqm (approx) delivers a much sought after family lifestyle in the private school precinct comprising wide entrance hall with powder room+cellar storage, formal sitting room, sep. dining, study plus a modern kitchen+ dining and north-facing informal living room & 2nd powder room. Outside a paved outdoor entertaining area & fullytiled in-ground pool compliment a deep garden. Upstairs has a retreat/study area, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite plus a family bathroom. Scope to further enhance if desired.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.893glenferrieroadkew.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 5 Cowper Street The Ultimate Family Home c1915 Edwardian residence blends unforgettable elegance, with contemporary style (Stoll Long Architecture). Pressed metal ceilings and Baltic pine floors are highlighted through sitting room (OFP) and formal dining. Main bedroom (ensuite/WIR) is complemented by three further bedrooms (BIRs), study, retreat and two bathrooms. The gourmet kitchen light-filled dining and spectacular living room (OFP) open to picturesque garden with heated pool. Features hydronic heating, air-conditioning, alarm & garage.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.5cowperstreethawthorneast.com

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GLEN IRIS 30 Staughton Road A complete surprise and utter delight, this fully renovated c1930´s executive residence reveals exceptional spacious and stylish dimensions to cater to every stage of family life. Timber floors flow through formal sitting (OFP) and expansive living/dining with superb kitchen opening to northwest garden with heated pool. Three bedrooms with en-suites/WIRs are accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs), retreat, study and two bathrooms. Features hydronic heating, air-conditioning, alarm, powder-room, OSP and 2xgarage.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.30staughtonroadgleniris.com

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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. Land size- 893sqm (approx)

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.24goldthornsavenuekew.com

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GLEN IRIS 139 Finch Street Within the Mediterranean inspired walls of this architect designed single level residence, an intelligent floor plan arranged around a sun drenched courtyard delivers exceptionally spacious and stylish family living. A landscaped garden precedes marble entrance hall, spacious formal living/dining, equally spacious family room (OFP) and gourmet kitchen all opening to the courtyard. Two bedrooms with en-suites are accompanied by a third with powderroom. Features heating, ducted cooling, double garage and auto-gates. Land 879sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.139finchstreetgleniris.com

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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.

Actual View

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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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CANTERBURY 4 Claremont Crescent Gracing a wide curved frontage in the Maling Road precinct this elegant & historic Edwardian c1900 has been stylishly renovated preserving period features whilst providing contemporary living areas comprising formal sitting room, study, 4 bedrooms (rear bungalow 4th bedroom) main with WIR & fully tiled ensuite, two modern bathrooms & lower level laundry; plus a superb informal living/dining room, Euro appointed gourmet kitchen, sunny north-facing deck and private garden. Features include alarm, OFPs, front OSP/ carport plus ROW.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4claremontcrescentcanterbury.com

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BALWYN 9 Relowe Crescent This beautiful home features a striking faรงade preceding a superb light-filled zoned living environment plus views to the Dandenongs with accommodation including a wide tiled entrance, elegant living/dining room (marbleOFP), stylish S/S kitchen & family living/dining opens to deck and lower level outdoor dining. Complemented by 4 bedrooms on split levels (main/WIR/ensuite) or 3+study, bathroom+powder room & laundry. Features include alarm, d/heating, R/C airconditioners, w/tank, 2dble garages (1-rear lane access). Land size 1,236sqm/13,304sqft (approx)

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.9relowecrescentbalwyn.com

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CANTERBURY 123 Prospect Hill Road This captivating Edwardian timber home c1910 with designer interior features lovely Baltic Pine & Black Butt floors, sitting room, 3 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, sparkling family bathroom plus a rear extension incorporating a laundry and stunning Euro/timber kitchen complementing the expansive north-facing informal living/dining/ conservatory opening to a wide deck overlooking a leafy landscaped garden with s/heated in-ground pool plus a studio - perfect for entertaining. Incls. plantation shutters, d/heating/cooling, carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.123prospecthillroadcanterbury.com

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GLEN IRIS 18 Hortense Street Sensational architect designed contemporary residence impressively fulfills every family requirement. A sleek streamlined design is introduced through entrance hall to living room with study area, sensational Miele kitchen & generous sitting & dining rooms (dual OFP) opening to a sun-filled entertainers deck & spectacular northwest garden with heated pool. Main BR (en-suite/WIR) is accompanied by 3 further BRs (BIRs), bthrm & playroom/ living/retreat. Ducted heating, RC/AC, video intercom, alarm, powder-room & DLUG. 649sqm/6,986sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.18hortensestreetgleniris.com

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MALVERN EAST 16 Albert Street This landmark four bedroom, two bathroom residence retains the aura and allure of its 1938 design while offering exceptional modern spaces, including light filled living/ dining, a granite kitchen and separate games room with an adjoining study, all overlooking a garden originally designed by Edna Walling, subsequently enhanced by an elevated entertaining deck, gas heated pool and water reticulation. Heating and cooling, solar panels, attic storage, parking for two cars - quiet, convenient, a superb family scenario. Land 822sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.16albertstreetmalverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 44 Washington Avenue In a popular family pocket close to leading schools, transport and parkland, this brand new architect designed residence offers generous 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom accommodation over three stylish levels. Features 4 separate living zones including open plan living/dining with Miele appointed marble kitchen (WIP), alfresco entertaining, wine store, wide board Oak floors, hydronic heating, air conditioning, video intercom security, easily managed landscaping, basement parking for 2 vehicles plus abundant dedicated storage.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.44washingtonavenuemalverneast.com

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MONT ALBERT NORTH 1/99 Rostrevor Parade Immaculately presented, conveniently located elegant 4 bedroom front 2-storey town residence featuring an eyecatching rendered façade & offering the ultimate in lifestyle benefits & contemporary living. Comprising: polished parquetry floors, wide entrance, living room, upstairs retreat, 4 bedrooms (upstairs & downstairs masters),3 bathrooms, laundry, superb Smeg/stone kitchen with adj meals/family, covered deck & courtyard garden. Includes quality fixtures & fittings, ducted heating/cooling, landscaped gardens, rem/ double basement 2 car garage & storage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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ASHBURTON 16 Vears Road Occupying a prominent corner, this freshly painted elevated clinker brick family home offers very livable accommodation. Comprising: entrance hall, combined living & dining room (OFP) with garden vistas, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), renovated bathroom, laundry, a contemporary kitchen & generous north-west facing informal family & meals area opening to the deep rear garden. Features include: ducted heating, Bosch dishwasher, R/C air-conditioner, garage & carport with side entry. Scope to enhance or develop on this large allotment (STCA). Land size: 817sqm (16.2m x50.6m) approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.16vearsroadashburton.com

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BALWYN 1 Parkdale Avenue This substantial split-level contemporary family residence in the Balwyn High zone features a light-filled flowing interior comprising study, powder room, 5 bedrooms (main/ensuite+ balcony) with three on the lower level plus family retreat, bathroom, laundry, cellar & under-house storage. A spacious living/dining area features polished Tasmanian Oak floors & stylish Euro kitchen leading to a north-facing deck with views. Includes intercom/alarm, hydronic heating, R/C airconditioners, d/vac., rem/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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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.1parkdaleavenuebalwyn.com

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BALWYN NORTH 6 Arama Street This elevated late 1950s brick family home boasts a large corner allotment in the sought-after Balwyn High zone, close to Koonung Reserve and several popular local shopping options. Offering an exceptional opportunity renovate/ extend or rebuild capitalizing on the location (STCA). This fine home comprises hallway, living/dining, 3 bedrooms, period-style bathroom, modern kitchen/meals, laundry/WC. Includes d/heating, R/C air-conditioners (2), garage/shed. Could be occupied or leased pending a decision on its future.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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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

Web

www.6aramastreetbalwynnorth.com

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BALWYN NORTH 428 Balwyn Road Occupying an expansive (819sqm approx.) 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

Wednesday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.428balwynroadbalwynnorth.com

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BALWYN NORTH 90 Panoramic Road The generous spaces and chic contemporary presentation of this renovated 3 bedroom plus study home offer a wonderfully inviting family environment against an established garden backdrop with alfresco entertaining. Broad traditional windows and polished timber floors frame elegantly modernized proportions that feature superior stone finishes and convenient roller storage. Includes open plan living and dining (OFP), designer kitchen, main bedroom with BIR, WIR, ensuite. Oversized double carport, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Wayne Tyson 0409 864 814

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.90panoramicroadbalwynnorth.com

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BEAUMARIS 7 Tramway Parade Never before and never again will you see a 100-square (approx) Beaumaris home so exceptionally designed and appointed. The beachside home of architect Andre Piotrowski and interior designer Marika Brand, this 4-level wonder has it all ... big bay views, huge living spaces, 5 bedrooms, rooftop study, the luxury of a self-contained apartment, indoor mosaic pool, a lift, and 6-car basement garage with boat storage and a cellar. Magnificent design, 1st-class construction, and impeccable fitout metres from the shoreline.

Expressions of Interest Close By appointment Tuesday, May 7th at 5.30pm

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Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Rae Tomlinson 0418 115 896

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.7tramwayparadebeaumaris.com

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BLACK ROCK 44a First Street Cutting-edge excellence makes this new 42sq, 4-bedroom home a dream come true! 3 streamlined living zones, fantastic design features in every room, 2-oven Miele kitchen and a butler´s pantry, a swimming pool and outdoor marble entertaining kitchen. Keyless entry, video intercom entry, spotted gum floors, sun-soaked and full of the very best features for easy-care living. Impressive location is an easy walk to the beach, parkland, schools, cafes and shops.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 11am

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.44afirststreetblackrock.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

Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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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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ELSTERNWICK 356 Glen Eira Road A fine example of Gothic Revival architecture designed by John Beswicke, this double storey residence´s ample proportions provide a wonderful opportunity to restore as an elegant family home or to convert for medical or educational use on a substantial 1/3 acre site. Exceptionally high ceilings are displayed through arched hallway, formal sitting room, living/dining room (OFP), study alcove, four bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and meals area. Features assorted workshops, sheds and a freestanding studio (STCA). Land: 1165sqm/12,540sqft (approx).

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Mark Bury 0450 096 137

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.356gleneiraroadelsternwick.com

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GLEN IRIS 2/8 Clyde Street Stylish, spacious and secure, this stunning 5 year old town residence´s sun drenched indoor and outdoor dimensions are just moments from Central Park. A sleek contemporary ambience is introduced through generous living/dining room with gourmet Smeg and Miele kitchen opening to landscaped northeast courtyard. Downstairs main bedroom (en-suite/BIR) is matched upstairs by two bright bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom and study area. Features zoned heating/ cooling, alarm, video intercom, powder-room, auto gates and double garage (internal entry).

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-8clydestreetgleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 8 Glentilt Road Surrounded by stunning gardens, this gracious solid brick c1915 Edwardian residence superbly blends period elegance with contemporary style. Highlighted by high ceilings and timber floors, the wide hall introduces sitting room, formal dining/playroom, study, main bedroom (en-suite/BIR), two further bedrooms (WIRs) and bathroom. Gourmet kitchen and living/dining open to wide deck and northeast garden. Features 3 gas fireplaces, hydronic heating, RC/airconditioning, alarm, irrigation, water tanks, 2 x garage and auto gates. Land 825sqm/8,877sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.8glentiltroadgleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 1/25 Park Road Securely positioned behind a high brick fence, this replica Victorian terrace-style 2-storey town residence, front of two offers a private, convenient lifestyle. The façade features period styling and interior comprises, downstairs: tiled arched hall, bedroom, formal living (GFP), stylish contemporary timber kitchen with adj family/meals opening to a sunny nth-west facing sandstone courtyard with inground pool & lush landscaped gardens, ldry & bathroom. Upstairs has a study or retreat, 2 bedrooms (WIR´s) & 2nd bathroom (spa).

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1-25parkroadgleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 75 Rowen Street Stylishly presented for immediate family enjoyment, this c1940´s brick period residence´s delightful original charm and exceptionally large north-facing garden also provide the basis for a straightforward extension (STCA). Timber floors flow through central hall, inviting sitting room, relaxed living and dining room and bright kitchen overlooking the garden. Three generous bedrooms (BIRs) are complemented by a modern bathroom. Features ducted heating, evaporative cooling, laundry, 2nd toilet and garage. Land Size: 622sqm/ 6,726sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.75rowenstreetgleniris.com

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HAWTHORN 4/13 Callantina Road This large and beautifully presented apartment is located to the rear of this well maintained boutique block of only 4. With an elegant security entry, it comprises a wide hallway and generous accommodation including three bedrooms (main with BIR & ensuite), separate shower and guest powder room, large formal dining room, spacious living room and well-appointed kitchen including informal meals plus a separate laundry with direct rear garden access. Hydronic Heating, Reverse Cycle A/C, alarm, secure garaging for 2 cars and a storage room complete the picture.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 10.45-11.15am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4-13callantinaroadhawthorn.com

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HAWTHORN 27 Henrietta Street This classic Victorian home on the fringe of the coveted Urquhart Estate offers a unique restoration opportunity. The existing house retains many original period attributes whilst a preferred north-facing rear aspect and deep garden provides ample scope to extend (STCA) leaving space for a double garage and pool if desired with rear access via ROW access from The Boulevard and front OSP. The interior currently comprises four traditional front rooms, original kitchen and bathroom, laundry with separate WC plus an informal living room. Land size: 566sqm/6,090sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.27henriettasthawthorn.com

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HAWTHORN 38 Hill Street Nestled away on a corner in a quiet and convenient pocket of Hawthorn this gorgeous renovated Victorian cottage features an architect designed extension comprising wide arched hall, 3 bedrooms or 2+study, spacious living, bathroom+powder room, laundry and a light-filled stylish Stone/Euro kitchen with family living domain opening to a deck and leafy tranquil garden with gazebo. Features include preserved period characteristics, hydronic heating & heated floors in extension, auto watering+tank, shed & side entrance.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 4.15-4.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.38hillstreethawthorn.com

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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

Wednesday & 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 comfortable C1930's home offers a multiple of options and will appeal to first home buyers, investors, renovators, medical practitioners and developers seeking multi-unit/ apartment site (STCA). The home comprises entry hall, 3 bedrms, central bathrm, kitchen, meals, living room, study/ sunroom and serene rear garden with bungalow/storage/2nd WC. Features 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

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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 4/425 Barkers Road Superlatives flow as easily as the sublime indoor-outdoor layout of this spacious villa unit tucked away at the rear of a compact block. Brilliantly renovated to meet the demands of modern day living and entertaining, this exceptional home enjoys a flexible three robed bedroom (or two and study) floorplan, central heating, a/c, Spotted Gum floorboards, huge living and dining zone, bifold doors to alfresco areas, courtyard garden and BBQ deck, outstanding kitchen, stylish bathroom, LUG. Near Burke Road, parks and schools.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4-425barkersroadkew.com

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KEW 55 Molesworth Street Exclusively situated in one of Kew´s most prestigious locations only moments to the Yarra River, this classic c1950´s brick residence within a deep allotment represents an outstanding opportunity to renovate or rebuild (STCA). Comfortably presented through welcoming entrance hall, light-filled formal living room (OFP), formal dining room, three spacious bedrooms, bathroom, well equipped kitchen and spacious family living room opening to an elevated terrace overlooking the garden. Features ducted heating, garage and carport. Land size 822sqm (approximately).

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Nick Ptak 0413 370 442 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.55molesworthstreetkew.com

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KEW 122 Peel Street In the same hands for some 30 years, this beautiful solid brick four bedroom Victorian´s formal sitting and dining rooms reflect the elegance of the Victorian era and are complemented by separate family room/informal dining areas arranged around a solid timber kitchen, enhanced by an elevated rear terrace. Beyond, the deep garden´s majestic mature palm tree and leafy privacy are accompanied by a double garage with work-shop and large storage loft. Close to Kew Junction, several prestigious schools and parks. Land: 902sqm approximately.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Wayne Tyson 0409 864 814

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.122peelstreetkew.com

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KEW EAST 7A Oswin Street This attractively styled, immaculately presented single-level brick townhouse, one of only two, is ideally placed at the rear providing a preferred quiet and secure living environment. Immaculately presented it features soft neutral tones, living and north-facing dining with a stylish kitchen opening to a sun-drenched sandstone alfresco area lined with standard roses; plus a laundry, three bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom with separate WC. Features include Bosch S/S appliances, d/heating, easy care gardens, remote/garage.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 9.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.7aoswinstreetkeweast.com

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KOOYONG 128 Elizabeth Street Idyllically situated in a quiet cul de sac culminating in Kooyong Park, this delightful solid brick c1930´s residence superbly blends Art Deco charm with light-filled contemporary style. Evocative Deco features including ornate ceilings and wide corner windows are showcased through generous living room (gas fireplace), three bedrooms, two bathrooms, country style kitchen and inviting dining room (OFP) opening to a deep private garden with studio/ playroom/garage. Features RC air-conditioning, laundry and OSP. Land Size: 343sqm/3,691sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.128elizabethstreetkooyong.com

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MALVERN 25 Johnstone Street In a highly desirable Malvern pocket, the enchanting façade of this timber Edwardian residence is matched inside by original charm and light-filled family comfort. High ceilings are highlighted through the timber hallway leading to three spacious bedrooms, large spa-bathroom, generously proportioned living and dining room (OFP) and bright family room with well-equipped kitchen opening to deep northwest garden. Features gas heater, RC/air-conditioning, laundry, carport and scope to update (STCA).

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.25johnstonestreetmalvern.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

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 5.30-6pm & Saturday from 11am

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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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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 from 3pm

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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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MALVERN EAST 24 Deakin Street Elegantly renovated to add modern functionality to charming period traditions, this c1910 semi offers flexible 3 bedroom plus study/studio accommodation on a low maintenance template just metres from Wattletree Road trams and shops. High ceilings, polished original floors and decorative fretwork add Edwardian charisma to a spacious, extended floorplan cleverly designed to capture northern light and landscaped courtyard aspects. Open plan living/ dining with OFP, granite kitchen, extensive roof storage, alarm, secure OSP x 2.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.24deakinstreetmalverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 22 Summerhill Avenue The enormous family appeal of this enchanting timber period residence is further enhanced by its exceptionally large private garden that offers considerable scope to extend/ rebuild (STCA). Original period elegance characterizes the central hall, formal living room (OFP), separate dining room (OFP), main bedroom (OFP), two further bedrooms and two bathrooms. A well-equipped kitchen with stainless steel oven, casual dining and bright living room open to the deep garden. Features ducted heating, evaporative cooling and 2 x carport. Land 736sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11.30-12pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.22summerhillavenuemalverneast.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

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.22turnerstreetmalverneast.com

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MELBOURNE 405/454 St Kilda Road Defined by contemporary style this absolutely stunning corner apartment in the architectural award winning Wood Marsh "Balencea" delivers sensational lifestyle appeal on the city´s edge, walking distance to cafes & shops, the Domain & Albert Park Lake. Lavishly appointed throughout, the spectacular living/dining room with marble kitchen opens to a covered balcony. Main bedroom with en-suite/BIR is accompanied by second bedroom (BIR) & bathroom. Features heating/cooling, video intercom, laundry, storage cage, double garage & heated indoor pool, gym & concierge.

Private Sale

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Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Todd Braggins 0424 552 238

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.405-454stkildaroadmelbourne.com

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PRAHRAN 60 Andrew Street Art Deco tones and duplex dimensions have been translated with spectacular success to create an individually exceptional residence that delivers a family friendly four bedroom, two bathroom floor-plan moments from Chapel Street and Prahran station. A light filled sitting room (OFP) leads to a versatile additional living or play-room and a living/dining domain accompanied by an open plan kitchen. Beyond, an entertaining deck accessed at two points overlooks a private welcoming backyard. Compact study space. Secure off street parking.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.60andrewstreetprahran.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, storage, rem/tandem garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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SOUTH YARRA 5/1 Park Street A Deco delight opposite Fawkner Park, this stylish boutique apartment is further enhanced by its own spectacular rooftop terrace (on Title). Deco features, timber floors and wonderful views of the park define living room (gas fireplace), balcony and dining room (OFP) served by a stylish kitchen. Two bright bedrooms share a designer bathroom. The exceptionally spacious rooftop terrace with kitchenette commands breathtaking views. Features hydronic heating RC/air-conditioning, security intercom, Euro-laundry and garage.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.5-1parkstreetsouthyarra.com

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ST KILDA 83/13 The Esplanade The sensational style, massive proportions and spectacular 180 degree bay views showcased by this ½ floor apartment create an unforgettable impact. Bamboo floors flow through formal dining, generous living room with study area, family/ TV room and 2 balconies. Huge stunning kitchen includes stone benches and casual dining. Main bedroom (en-suite/ BIRs) is accompanied by second bedroom (BIRs), bathroom and additional powder-room. Features ducted heating, RC/AC, security intercom, 2 x car spaces.

Auction

Saturday 27th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.83-13theesplanadestkilda.com

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SURREY HILLS 101 Guildford Road This elegant Victorian residence c1880 boasts double bay front windows with a classic black & white facade & soughtafter Surrey Hills location comprising arched hallway, 3 bedrooms & sitting room, period-styled extension incorporating a laundry, family bathroom & well-appointed kitchen plus generous north-facing living/dining opening to a brick paved alfresco area & deep rear garden with mature trees & restful fountain. Features include video intercom, alarm, d/heating, marble OFPs, remote gates, carport & OSP.

Auction

Saturday 4th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.101guildfordroadsurreyhills.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 hall, 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 well-equipped Euro kitchen opens to a private garden, 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

Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 12noon

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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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SURREY HILLS 189 Union Road Gloriously situated behind an imposing hedge, this classic c1907 Edwardian residence impressively combines magnificent period elegance with modern comfort. Evocative original charm is highlighted through entrance hall, stunning sitting room (OFP) and gracious formal dining (OFP). Four spacious bedrooms (BIRs) are complemented by two bathrooms. The country style Ilve kitchen, casual dining and light-filled living room open to a deep private northeast garden. Features ducted heating, air-conditioner, ample off street parking and garage. Land 920sqm/9,900sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 10-10.30am & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.189unionroadsurreyhills.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

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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David Volpato 0414 701 983 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1bpoweravenuetoorak.com

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SURREY HILLS 272 Mont Albert Road An appealing home offering a quality family lifestyle in spacious zoned living areas comprising wide polished timber entrance, north-facing formal sitting room & main bedroom (BIRs/WIR/ensuite) both with box bay windows, sep dining, 2 further bedrooms, study/4th bedroom & period-style bathroom (claw-foot bath). A beautiful timber kitchen/ dining area leads to a deck & informal living + covered entertaining area & solar-heated salt-chlorinated pool; also second bathroom, laundry. Includes alarm, period features, DH, R/C A/C & remote/gates double carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.272montalbertroadsurreyhills.com

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KEW EAST 2/88 Strathalbyn Street Substantial villa set at the rear comprising three bedrooms (main with ensuite & WIR), generous lounge & dining rooms, kitchen, family room, main bathroom & laundry with extra storage. Also features ducted heating & cooling, gas cooktop, large northern courtyard & garage for two cars. Easy walk to Kew East shopping, city tram or bus.

AUCTION

Saturday 11 May at 11 am Guide: $600,000 to $660,000

INSPECT

Wednesday 2-2:30 pm & Saturday 2-2:30 pm

CONTACT

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HAWTHORN 1/134 Barkers Road

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

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9854 8888

mclaren.com.au

2

Perfectly located with a plethora of options Positioned in the front of 3 units, this 2 bedroom home enjoys expansive living, formal dining, large meals area, kitchen, master bedroom with ensuite & WIR, family bathroom, powder room, large courtyard, ducted heating & storage

Auction Sat 04 May, 11.00 www.1-134barkersrdhawthorn.com View Wed 5.00 - 5.30 & Sat 2.00 - 2.30 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Helena Chow 0407 226 828

Camberwell 273 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

278 High Street, Kew

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woodards.com.au


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TOORAK 20 Heyington Place Auction Saturday 11 May 2013 at 12 noon unless sold prior

Superb Home. Enviable Location. Impressive Land Allotment. A superb family home in the classic arts and crafts architectural era of the 1930´s in original condition with scope to extend/modernise or a fantastic opportunity to build a new luxury home (STCA) all set on a glorious garden allotment of 2,043sqm* (22,000sqft*). Comprising: wide entrance foyer, superbly proportioned drawing room with open fireplace, den or old dining room also with open fireplace, television room with powder room, original laundry and separate water closet, kitchen with separate breakfast room opening onto private established garden with large inground swimming pool or room for north/south tennis court. Upstairs: main bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, nursery and main bathroom. Other features include double garage, large workshop, hydronic heating and 100,000 litre underground water tank. Viewing is available strictly by appointment only, Wed & Sat 12.00-12.45pm by calling our office 9654 3222 www.20heyingtonpltoorak.com.au

Bill Shelton Joseph Walton

0408 550 942 0417 309 347

Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 *Approx

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9654 3222


SOUTH YARRA 103 - 105 Millswyn Street AUCTION Saturday 11 May 2013 at 2pm

103 - 105 MILLSWYN ST

BLUE RIBBON OPPORTUNITY 1st Class opportunity within one of Melbourne’s most prestigious residential locales • Land area: 413.4sqm* • Building area: 337sqm* • 10m frontage to Millswyn Street* • On site car parking facilities • Fantastic location-walking distance to CBD • Future development opportunity (STPA) • Potential Income $105,000

Develop existing improvements and surplus land** Strata subdivide existing apartments** Redevelop entire complex into a superior city fringe dwelling for owner occupation** Lease existing apartments and enjoy healthy returns

Open for Inspection Wednesday 5pm-6pm and Saturday 11am-12pm Joseph Walton Ben Stanley

0417 309 347 0421 959 327

level 6, 267 collins st melbourne allardshelton.com.au

*Approx **STPA (Subject to planning approval)

9654 3222

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Kew 43 Barkers Road Charming 1920s family home boasts loads of lifestyle appeal and a large north facing allotment with space to extend if desired. Offering immediate family comforts whilst you consider what further renovations or development options are available to you (subject to council approval).

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Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 10.00 - 10.30am > AUCTION Sat 4th May - 12.00pm > MEL REF 45 / B8 > EPR $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 > OFFICE Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 > TEL 9830 7000 > CONTACT Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Walter Ortner 0412 371 899 > VIEW

Prahran East 27 Closeburn Avenue Renovate or restore this long-held 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom solid brick period res with sep living & dining rooms, & a north-west garden with a carport & garage & maximise the advantages of the 440m2 (approx) block, to create a future family favourite in an exclusive Prahran address.

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Wed 1.45 - 2.15pm & Sat as advertised > AUCTION Sat 11th May - 1.00pm > MEL REF 58 / G8 > EPR $950,000 - $1,040,000 > OFFICE Armadale 835 High Street 3143 > TEL 9509 0411 > CONTACT Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 > VIEW

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Glen Iris 49 Kerferd Road A renovated 1920’s classic to suit any lifestyle. This beautifully renovated 1920’s weatherboard home is sure to impress! This property has an immediate impact with its hallway entry leading into the large open plan kitchen with dining and living area. Polished floorboards, North facing living areas and an abundance of natural light give this home a warmly charm full of character. Comprising of 4 bedrooms including master bedroom with ensuite, study, and ample storage space, there is room for customisation to suit any lifestyle. With only a step onto the timber deck, the alfresco entertaining area provides the setting for any outdoor entertainment. With a spacious backyard, this home is great for pets or scope for further improvement and landscaping.

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Wed 2.45 - 3.15pm Sat 11th May - 2.30pm 59 / K8 > EPR $950,000 - $1,050,000 > OFFICE Glen Iris 58 High Street 3146 > TEL 9885 9811 > CONTACT Nicholas Goold 0408 553 181 Will Walton 0412 511 717 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF

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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 bedroom (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

3.5

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

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803 (approx)

Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat from 10.30am 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

Kew 9 Campbell Street Modern entertainer in a desirable pocket. Immediately attractive with its classic facade facing a lush tree-lined street, this enchanting home has been seamlessly extended and renovated to offer contemporary comfort. Natural light from the northerly rear fills the open-plan living, dining and sleek stone kitchen with premium stainless steel appliances. From this vantage point, overlook the deep azure pool, alfresco dining area and landscaped garden. High ceilings and polished boards introduce the 4 double bedrooms including a large master upstairs with walk-in robe and superb ensuite. Just a minutes’ walk to the tram, Victoria Park, Anniversary bike trail and Harp Village with many private schools nearby. 4

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

1 Wed 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm Sat 4th May - 11.00am 45 / G4 $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Balwyn/Hawthorn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276

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NELSON ALEXANDER

KEW 14 Raven Street

nelsonalexander.com.au

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FOR THE DISCERNING ENTERTAINER Renovated to a high standard throughout, no luxury has been overlooked in this stunning residence. Ideal for both family or couple, this beautifully proportioned home includes formal and informal living areas, 3 bedrooms + study, 2 bathrooms, luxe kitchen and dining area overlooking a large north facing outdoor area with in-ground pool, paved entertaining zone complete with outdoor fireplace, LU garage, wine cellar and a host of high end appointments throughout complement this “must see home�. Ideally located approx 200 metres from the footbridge of the Yarra River to Vic Gardens, tram and Richmond cafes and restaurants. Land: 20.1m x 38.6m approx More info: www.14ravenst.com

AUCTION INSPECTION OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 11 May at 1 pm Wed 2.30-3 & 6.45-7.15, Sat 27 April 3-3.30 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

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EAST MELBOURNE 162 Hotham Street

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A FiNE BALANcE The beauty and elegant simplicity of this historic 1868 Victorian terrace has been respected and deftly balanced in the hands of a good architect to provide a seamless renovated three bedroom home. With a formal sitting room, a kitchen with informal dining flows to a bright open living room with a lovely aspect onto a stunning courtyard garden. There is a large master bathroom and a powder room downstairs, European laundry, and hydronic heating so there is nothing left to do other than enjoy one of Melbourne’s finest addresses and the short stroll through the Fitzroy Gardens to the CBD.

EAST MELBOURNE 203 George Street

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HEPBURN TERRAcE It’s all here; and not just the bricks and mortar. There is true beauty living in an area whose integrity is intact and being on the cusp of the CBD with just a stroll through the Fitzroy Gardens between you and Collins St. Imagine owning this classic terrace architecturally renovated with generous accommodation of formal lounge and dining rooms, central separate facilities, gleaming kitchen to contemporary open living overlooking the courtyard garden. With a master bedroom with WIR, ensuite bathroom and balcony, a large library study space and a second bedroom and bathroom. There is the rare and unusual benefit of a double garage, cellar area and studio above.

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Sat 11 May at 11 am Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 1.15-1.45 POA 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985

AUcTiON iNSPEcTiON PRicE GUiDE OFFicE cONTAcT

Sat 11 May at 2.30 pm Wed 6.45-7.15 & Sat 2-2.30 POA 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985


NELSON ALEXANDER

FiTZROy NORTH 107 Falconer Street

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TimELESS BEauTy Built in C1880, this immediately appealing Victorian boasts remarkable period details - marble fireplaces, ornate plaster work, intricate ceiling roses and detailed hall arches to name a few, generously proportioned rooms, separate self-contained dwelling and an enviable location. Comprising 3 BRs (main with ensuite), 2 impressive sitting rooms, wide hall, study or 4th bedroom, central bathroom, and an open plan kitchen and family room overlooking a delightful country-style garden. The original stables at the rear of the property have been converted to include a kitchen, living room, powder room, upstairs bedroom and bathroom.

HaWTHORN EaST 8/31 Tourello Avenue FuLLy RENOvaTEd aNd PERFECTLy POSiTiONEd! In a leafy location with easy access to Burke Road trams and Camberwell Junction, this stunning first-floor apartment in a boutique block features 2 dble BRs (parquetry floors and BIRs), superb bathroom and modern kitchen/ meals, light-filled lounge out to a private balcony.

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Sat 11 May at 10 am Wed 1-1.30 & Sat 10.15-10.45 $460,000-$505,000 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 James Pilliner 0405 106 421

KEW 28 Walpole Street PERHaPS THE BEST? Brilliantly designed and constructed contemporary home only moments from Kew Junction. Includes abundant living, large double garage, feature pool, large studio and more.

auCTiON iNSPECTiON OFFiCE CONTaCT

Sat 11 May at 12 pm Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 27 April 2-2.30 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

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PRivaTE SaLE iNSPECTiON By appointment 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 OFFiCE Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 CONTaCT

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BALWYN

BERWICK

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BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

BOX HILL

CAMBERWELL

CAULFIELD

GLEN IRIS

GLEN WAVERLEY

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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au

Toorak, 3 ELDENE CoUrT

a PrEsTigE PosiTioN oN gLorioUs groUNDs

Situated on 691sqm (approx.) of beautifully established gardens, this single level 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home provides comfort and class with scope for a new future. With every window capturing a lush garden aspect, this neatly maintained home enjoys formal & casual entertaining zones, granite kitchen, fitted study, solar heated pool and a double auto garage. Comfortable as is with room to renovate or rebuild/redevelop (STCA) in this sought after court, near leading schools, train and the Yarra River. aUCTioN: saT 18Th may aT 12 iNsPECT: saT, sUN & WED 1 - 1:45 Christopher Dane 0418 319 809

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428 Toorak road, Toorak www.rmprealestate.com.au

573 High Street PRAHRAN Land of Opportunity & Location This vacant land with rear access is sure to impress. Next to Armadale shopping strip, walking distance to Chapel Street & transport this is an ideal location. Current town planning permit for 9 apartments plus commercial space at the front & the opportunity for a long settlement with early possession.

Auction Thursday 2 May 2:00pm Inspect Wed 12-12:30pm & Sat 10:30-11am Contact Leor Samuel 0413 079 255 Gary Peer 0414 532 778 Agent in Conj: Pride Real Estate Tony Pride 0417 300 056, Angus Ferguson 0427 584 444


MALVERN EAST 1/61 Fisher Street Single Level Front Villa Unit

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Light, air and space are immediately projected once you enter this immaculate Villa unit, one of only two. Comprising: wide entrance, lounge room and separate dining area, with floor to ceiling windows and stunning gable ceiling. Kitchen overlooking family room courtyard, three good sized bedrooms plus ensuite and walk-in robe to the main bedroom. Ideally positioned in Fisher Street between Waverley and Dandenong Roads; city bound tram at end of street, local shops galore, short distances to Chadstone and Carnegie shopping centres, schools and parks.

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Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9817 0123

Saturday 4th May at 11.00am $720,000 plus Wednesday & Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

KEW EAST 3/47 Munro Street Stunning 4 Bedroom Penthouse This spacious LIGHT FILLED penthouse covers the entire top floor of a boutique development, consisting of only 3 with stunning city and Yarra Valley views. There are 4 bedrooms, main bedroom with en-suite and walk in robe. Second bathroom, large formal living, dining and sitting room, modern granite bench-top kitchen adjacent to family meals, laundry, ducted heating, cooling and terrace. Features: light filled high ceilings, plantation shutters, zoned living areas and double lock-up garage. Penthouse 22 squares (approx.) 204sqm.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9817 0123

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 4th May at 1.00pm $720,000 plus Wed 12.30-1.pm + 6-6.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

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LOWER PLENTY / VIEWBANK 18 Old Lower Plenty Road The Benchmark in Modern Living! This stunning home sets the standard on all levels! It comprises 4 bedrooms (all with en-suites), expansive kitchen, dining and lounge areas, alfresco, theatre room, office, downstairs rumpus, workshop, cellar, basement store-room and double garage. Features include Ironbark timber flooring, Bose entertainment system, zoned heating/ cooling, security system, fully integrated cable wiring and a magnificent setting. And if you haven´t already considered this location, now´s your chance with better value buying compared to the eastern suburbs and a position just 19 kms (approx) from the CBD, a short drive to Doncaster Shoppingtown and schools, shops and public transport close by.

4 INSPECT

Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am Photo ID required

CONTACT

John Haley 0417 352 312 Aaron Yeats 0400 067 024 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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HAWTHORN CITY SOUTH YARRA PORT MELBOURNE

LITTLERESIDENTIAL.COM.AU 8809 5888

AUCTION SATURDAY 11 MAY 11.00AM

3 ALLAMBEE AVENUE, CAMBERWELL

CLASSICAL STYLE IN DREAM LOCATION This classic 1930’s-era family home features three spacious bedrooms, separate lounge and dining rooms, tiled bathroom, and bright kitchen and meals area leading to a north-facing rear balcony overlooking a deep block with al fresco entertaining area. Close to schools, shopping and transport, this property offers instantly enjoyable living with further potential to add value.

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AUCTION: OPEN: THURS 12:30 - 1 SAT 1 - 1:30 NICK TODD 0418 349 822 GERRY CANTWELL 0418 100 136

SAFETY BEACH

166 MARINE DRIVE

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CASTELLO DI SABBIA

MENZIES CREEK

“Carramar”

1965A Wellington Road (Mel Ref: 126 J5)

Circa 1895

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Set on a glorious 2.67 Hectares (6.6 Acres) amidst established gardens including a 120 year old English Oak, this magnificent weatherboard home boasts all the character & charm of yesteryear. The four bedroom dwelling features 11ft ceilings, original Baltic pine polished floors, open fire places, study/5th bedroom, 2 large living areas, and a renovated bathroom & ensuite. Its wide shady verandas overlook the picturesque gardens & 5 gently undulating paddocks. The property is serviced by mains gas & mains water as well as tank water and a spring fed dam. A private rural setting just minutes from all facilities, Carramar would make for a perfect place to raise a family, hobby farm, or an idyllic ‘weekender’- just 42km from Melbourne’s CBD. A truly special piece of real estate, this is your once in a generation opportunity.

Inspect Saturday 27th April at 2:00pm AUCTION Saturday 18th May at 2:00pm Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 60/90 Days Contact Andrew Brown 0411 043 625 57 High Street, Berwick (03) 9707 6000 neilsonpartners.com.au

Superb sunsets, spectacular bay views, the sweeping daytime panorama & the nightlights to Mt Martha & Arthur’s Seat… & to complement this magnificent location directly opposite Safety Beach is a truly exceptional townhouse offering a splendid lifestyle! Light, space, openness - a masterpiece of contemporary design. Large balconies; splendid livingrm (great kitchen); 2nd livingrm; 4 deluxe bedrooms (BIRs/WIRs); study; 3 bathrooms; 4 WCs; triple garage; every luxury inclusion; more… AUCTION Sunday 5th of May at 2:30pm INSPECT Sat 3-3:30pm DEAN PHILLIPS 0402 833 865 CAMPBELL NOONAN 0400 062 987

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pat rice & hawkins EXCLUSIVE ROMSEY DISTRICT “KERRIE HILLS” 540 ACRES - 218 ha

KERRIE

Location: Mt. Eliza Road frontage (Cnr Rankins Road), Kerrie - Approx 45 minutes Melbourne CBD and 25 minutes Melbourne Airport

65 KM MELBOURNE - A PRESTIGIOUS LONG OWNERSHIP PROPERTY WITH EXTENSIVE BOLINDA CREEK FRONTAGE STUNNING VIEWS OF THIS EXCLUSIVE WELL HELD DISTRICT. 4 LOT SUBDIVISION POTENTIAL. l

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Outstanding balance of heavy carrying volcanic soils varying from creek flats to undulating pastures. 18 main paddocks. Excellent water supply - 7 dams plus bore with stock trough reticulation system. Introduced by delightful long treed driveway to 3 bedroom weatherboard homestead in attractive setting. Excellent outbuildings include machinery sheds, hay shed, steel cattle yards and wool shed.

Auction Saturday 25th May at 2.00pm - on site

Melbourne (03) 9866 5588 0418 317 440 0417 200 600

441 St. Kilda Rd. Melbourne

FIRST IN RURAL PROPERTY

(03) 9866 5588

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PORTSEA 14A Delgany Avenue

DRESS CIRCLE OF PORTSEA We are proud to offer this appealing home of Contempory design, located in a quiet Cul de Sac, within an easy stroll to the Village, “The Cutting” and the ever popular and renowned Portsea Hotel. Split-level in design, the open plan provides 3rd bedroom at entry, 3rd bathroom, cosy lounge with stone surround open fire place and vaulted “Cathedral” ceilings, adjoining hostess kitchen/large meals area and formal dining room or sitting room. The upper level accommodates master bedroom with full ensuite, 2nd bedroom and bathroom. Complete with central heating, air conditioning, front and rear entertaining decks, built-in BBQ and Double Garage.

Saturday 11th May at 12:00 noon PRICE GUIDE

$1,300,000-$1,500,000

INSPECT

Sat & Sun 2:00-2:30pm

CONTACT

TOM WARD 0414 518 788 Barry Plant – Rye 5895 0000

Your red carpet experience

1300REALESTATE

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Keilor 33-43 overnewton Close A Truly Special lifestyle Property… Unique opportunity to live on over 4 acres (approx 1.665ha) in a quality built Mt.Gambier limestone executive residence only 20 minutes from the CBD. Grand hedges align a sweeping drive which welcomes you to a private and secure lifestyle property with fully established manicured gardens. Substantial accommodation with elegant formal living & dining, 4 fitted bedrooms including palatial master suite, study, top class timber and granite kitchen, casual meals area, family room, upstairs retreat, enormous rumpus/ games room and substantial garaging. Features: High ceilings, hydronic heating, refrigerated cooling, security, first class fittings throughout, garden views from every room, orchard with fruit & olive trees, water storage and much more. It is a truly remarkable property!

PRICE GUIDE

$2,900,000 - $3,250,000

INSPECT

By Appointment Photo ID required

MELWAYS

14 E2

CONTACT

James Hatzimoisis 0418 310 855 David Lussi 0418 580 879 Las Anastasiadis 0416 263 191 Taylors lakes 9390 8333

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Wallace 97/145 Westcotts Road

Only approximately one hour Melbourne CBD via Western Highway, 15 minutes Ballarat

The Wellwood Walnuts Farm

Certified organic orchard and gracious 80 square architect designed residence

On 61.6ha (152 acres) An exceptional inner country rural lifestyle opportunity featuring a 20 y.o. approximately 80 square 6 bedroom residence with outstanding living spaces and outdoor entertaining areas including pool, and totally secluded within extensive sweeping lawns and exotic and native trees. Wellwood Walnuts is a unique irrigated certified organic walnut orchard of about 2500 trees (average age 15 years) planted in rich red volcanic soils, with a managers residence, machinery and production sheds, excellent water supply including 52ML licensed bore, dams and mains supply, plus 550m frontage to West Moorabool River. For sale with three purchase options. 1. For sale on a WIWO basis including all plant, equipment and intellectual property etc. at $2.5m, alternatively 2. Wellwood Orchard on 51 Ha (126 Acres) at $1.4m, or 3. Wellwood residence on 10 Ha (25 Acres) at $1.1m plus GST. Colour brochure and detailed information memorandum available on request. Trading figures available upon inspection. For product information visit wellwood.com.au Agents in conjunction: Charles Stewart & Co, 101 Yarra Street, Geelong Brian Wood 0427 131 000, Anthony McDonald 0418 593 597 Keatings Real Estate, John Keating 0419 880 444

Woodend 85 High Street Only 70kms (45 minutes) Melbourne – CBD via Citylink and Calder Freeway

The Mechanics Institute – circa 1893 Freehold land and building with vacant possession

An historic and most imposing two storey brick building of approximately 580m² (62 squares) with 18 metres street frontage in prime location in the heart of the vibrant Woodend shopping centre. The original gracious façade designed by Italian architect Louis Boldini (of Clyde School/Braemar College fame) is in excellent condition and features a 25 year old rear extension including an upstairs 3/4 bedroom residence plus a detached garage and carport with laneway access off Collier Street. Presently used as professional offices, and with the opportunity to have three separate entrances from High Street, the property is ideally suitable for a variety of other commercial or tourism orientated enterprises, eg: art gallery, antique or craft shops, cottage industries, tea rooms or restaurant etc. With Woodend’s location in the centre of the very attractive and fast growing Macedon Ranges, it is a very popular commuter town and Melbourne day tripper destination and in the gateway to the famous Hanging Rock and is en-route to Victoria’s historic gold mining centre. A rare freehold purchase/investment opportunity.

Auction Thursday 9 May at 2pm Reserve Price $1,350,000 Zoning BZ1 (Business Zone 1) Land Size Approx 18m x 30m (540m² or 5,800sqft) Inspections by appointment Contact John Keating 0419 880 444

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83 High Street, Woodend

(03) 5427 2999



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