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t won’t come as a surprise that Eamon Sullivan likes to win – not just in the pool, but at everything he tries. “Whether it’s rhythmic gymnastics or pretending to be a horse on all fours – I want to win,” he says. Kicking back on a long blue bench seat at Channel Ten’s headquarters, Sullivan is talking about some of the left-field challenges involved in his role as a team leader on Ten’s new family entertainment show, A League of Their Own. In his olive-green jeans, denim shirt and casual sneakers, he could be mistaken for any average 28-year-old. His casual attire and disarming grin are an excellent disguise for the core of fierce competitiveness just under the surface. What is surprising, though, is the fact that this three-time Commonwealth gold medallist and two-time Olympic silver medallist places clowning around just as high on his list of his priorities as winning. That why he has relished the opportunity to play the fool during his gig on A League of Their Own. The show, hosted by comedian Tommy Little, involves team captains Sullivan and Pat Cash competing in quizzes, funny games and sporting challenges, including trying their hand at V8 racing, gymnastics and cycling, among other things. It provides a welcome comic relief from the serious demands of Sullivan’s other pursuits. The Perth-born freestyle champion has focussed on winning since he started swimming competitively at the age of 13. So it’s refreshing for him to invite people to laugh at his shortcomings. “It’s quite funny when you try your hardest at something and you still look ridiculous,” he says. His grin widens as he hints at the quirky trivia questions that might be asked on the show. “Here are three sports stars, what are their favourite smells? It’s weird answers, like ‘sniffing a baby’,” he explains. “They’re all true facts.” Here’s another quirky question: which sports star set up a Twitter account for his dog, Baxter, and tweets on his behalf? The answer is: Eamon Sullivan. “It was a Saturday night in the peak of training,” Sullivan says. “I was sitting on the couch as usual. I looked at Baxter and thought, ‘What are you thinking?’ Then I thought, ‘I’ll just make it up’.” Baxter’s Twitter feed highlights Sullivan’s cheeky side: “Is that a tennis ball in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?” Baxter tweets to Sullivan. The three-year-old French bulldog hasn’t tweeted for more than a year but still boasts more than 600 followers. “He might make a comeback,” Sullivan chuckles. “But then Duke [Sullivan’s other French bulldog] will be jealous that he doesn’t have Twitter.” Social media hasn’t been all fun and games for Sullivan. He has received plenty of negative feedback for his performances from some of his 33,000 Twitter followers, particularly during the London 2012 Olympics, when many felt he failed to live up to his golden promise. “If you make one mistake there’s quite a negative response,” he says. “It’s disappointing when people have nothing better to do than slag you off or write something mean.” Still Sullivan insists nasty tweets are like “water off a duck’s back” and the only opinions that matter to him are those of his father, John, mother Pam, sister Pia, and his friends. “I just love to have fun,” he says. “Ask my friends. I’ll pester them until they break. I’m like a little brother that doesn’t quit. I don’t like being serious.”

Within the Olympic swimming team, he’s known for taking photos of his teammates taking a nap and posting them on Instagram. He says that growing up, he loved Jim Carrey and Rowan Atkinson and admired their ability to please a crowd. But when you’re a public figure, a bit of tomfoolery can turn into national news. Late last year, there was an incident involving a motorised scooter and a café patron during a buck’s party in Adelaide, which ended up with Sullivan pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and paying a $1000 fine. “Whenever I do have fun there’s photos. It’s made me a lot more cautious of having fun in public, which is a shame for me, but at the same time it’s fine. I enjoy going out for dinner and having a red wine instead of causing havoc,” he says. A havoc-free life will become inevitable now that the Australian Olympic Committee has declared Sullivan eligible for selection for the 2016 swimming team for Rio de Janeiro. There had been a question mark hovering over Sullivan’s Olympic future, and that of five teammates, investigated for taking the sedative Stilnox during a wild “team bonding” night in Manchester ahead of the London Olympics. Sullivan confessed to using the drug and publicly apologised. On August 23, the AOC announced he and the others would not face formal sanctions, but were on notice that no further indiscretions would be tolerated.

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he decision has come as a huge relief to Sullivan, even though he admits that after his last Olympic experience, he contemplated throwing in the towel. He says there have been times in the past year when he battled with the idea of having to return to life as a “complete saint”, relinquishing fun and a social life to have a crack at gold again. “After London I was really disillusioned,” he says. “Obviously it wasn’t a great experience. You question yourself, why do I put myself through all the pain of training to be painted in a negative way?” But he’s not ready to give up the pool just yet. In June, after 10 months on dry land, Sullivan took his first dip since London. “Just having that feeling of watching the sun come up and being in the water and being around friends – it was something I really missed,” he says. “I’m not ready to bow out after the way London panned out.” He reckons he has only another three years of top-level swimming left in him. “You only have one shot at your sport and getting your life set up,” he says. “I really want to do that right.” Sullivan has had six major operations during his career and says it’s unusual for a swimmer to have even one. “I was going for speed, strength and power. My body just kept breaking down,” he says. The upside of the operations, he says, was that they gave him time to think and get in touch with his spiritual side. He has marked many of these occasions with tattoos. He twists his wrists to reveal two small Chinese characters – “this means good fortune” – then lifts his shirt to reveal more charcoal-coloured ink on the right side of his abdomen. “That’s a reiki symbol for strength and protection.” A scar from an emergency appendix removal adds texture to the artwork. He also has an unfinished Zen circle that represents moving away from a chosen path and making one’s own destiny. This is perhaps the most symbolic for Sullivan, who is already carving out a path in hospitality. After winning Celebrity MasterChef in 2009 with a decadent chocolate délice, Sullivan went on to share his

culinary flair with West Australians, opening Subiaco café Louis Baxters in 2011 with former MasterChef senior producer Laki Baker. Then, in March this year, he opened North Fremantle restaurant Bib & Tucker. It’s not bad for a kid who was a fussy eater until he learned to cook during home economics classes at John XXIII College in Mount Claremont, Perth. When the restaurant opened he was up at 5am and wouldn’t get home until midnight. “During the day I’d have a muffin and a handful of chips. It was go, go, go.” Pole-vaulter Steve Hooker and hockey player Jamie Dwyer are also investors in the restaurant, which has had more than its share of teething problems, including structural issues, lease woes and, initially, no liquor licence. But soon the restaurant began to hum and, once again, Sullivan was winning. Between owning a café and a restaurant, starring in a new television show and training for the next Olympics, he hasn’t left much time for leisure or for love. Sullivan hasn’t been publicly linked to a woman since he split with fellow Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice in 2008. He dodges the subject of women as deftly as he tumble-turns at the end of a lane. “Looking back on it, I haven’t had time for a social life,” is all he’ll say. In May, Sullivan posted a picture on Instagram of himself sitting at a table alone with the caption, “I built a table … I have no one else to use it with.” While his tone and image are facetious – a companion clearly took the photo – it’s tempting to wonder why he’s cramming his life with work, responsibility and

“I just love to have fun. I’ll pester my friends until they break. I’m like a little brother that doesn’t quit.” relentless athletic demands when he could be taking his good looks and easy charm out on the town, enjoying himself and making the most of his remaining youth. Surely one bad experience at a buck’s party hasn’t forced him to quit public frivolity entirely? “It’s never too late to have fun,” he says. “I’m the first to admit I would never have been a lawyer or a vet, so while I’m doing my sport and I’ve got options, I want to use what I have now to pave my way for the future so I can have fun when I’m retired.” In the meantime, it’s not all pain in pursuit of gain. Before the intensity of training kicks in there’s still time for culinary tours of whatever city he happens to be in. After filming A League of Their Own wraps, he plans to hit Melbourne and check out his mate George Calombaris’ latest offering, Gazi. “George brings out a new restaurant pretty much every week,” Sullivan jokes. If not frequenting a Calombaris venue he might be found waiting his turn in line outside a food truck or grabbing a coffee. “Melbourne’s really got the whole coffee roaster and boutique thing down pat,” he says. He won’t rule out expanding his West Australian brand of hospitality to the east coast but, for the moment, he has enough on his plate. “I’m on the non-plan plan. I know the things I’m interested in. I could go anywhere,” he says. But before he goes anywhere, he’ll go to Rio. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au We WelCome your feedbACk @

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on’t get me wrong; I was impressed by the food at Bistro K – pleasing flavours, an original Korean-nuanced approach to fusion cuisine and gorgeous presentation. But before it arrived I was already charmed by the enthusiasm of the staff. “You’ve chosen all my favourite dishes,” said one young waitress. “Whenever I eat here those are the dishes I choose.” You’d think a reviewer would be immune to employee approval of menu choices. I would have thought so too. But her fervour seemed genuine rather than solicitous and it was catching. Besides, she and her colleagues doted on my young dining companion, who is studying Korea at school and thought he would be able to provide additional insight. The young waitress’ favourites were golden fried, batter-coated fillets of salmon and butterfish that arrived on a pale, textured pottery dish, drizzled with a sticky, sweet chilli sauce and sprinkled with crushed nuts. Not complicated cuisine and not especially Korean, but moreish nonetheless. Our young co-reviewer preferred the milder flavour of the butterfish, which was creamy and delicate. Another of the approved choices was crispy mungbean pancakes, fanned across a pretty white platter and served with a dipping sauce of soy, mirin and vinegar. No wonder. The delicate legume purée gives the patties a refined, airy texture that contrasts with small, tender diced pieces of pork (there’s also a vegetable version), and the salty, sweet and sour elements of the sauce are a pleasant flavour enhancer. The young man and I would like the recipe, please (apparently it was the chef’s mother’s). My dish of the night was a sous vide pork belly with a soybean citron sauce, served with apple and kimchi chips. This is available as a small or larger dish but, as with all of the value-for-money mains at Bistro K, ours was accompanied by bowls of steamed black rice and miso soup. The generous main serve contains two thick pieces of perfectly cooked pork belly, its fat rendered to mouth-coating velvet and its flesh meltingly tender. The syrupy citron sauce (most dishes contain a sweet element) is acidic enough to cut through the pork’s richness, helped by a side of shredded kimchi and spring onion salad. Dehydrated slices of apple and kimchi add a decorative element, but their crunch dissipates quickly and they aren’t substantial enough to add lasting impact. Chef Jae Park and his business partner, Sharon Jeon, opened Bistro K at the quiet end of Smith Street about four months ago. Korean-born and trained, Park has worked at Seoul’s French-inspired Hotel Shilla as well as Italian and French restaurants in the US, and he spent 18 months at Melbourne’s Nobu. Jeon has worked for Korea’s Hyatt hotels and ran a Melbourne business supplying Korean foods. Park’s menu is a product of his background and not determinedly Korean. It features bibimbap, the national dish of mixed rice, meat and vegetables; bulgogi, richly marinated grilled beef; and kimchi, spicy, fermented cabbage, but there are many elements that are Japanese influenced too. A short list of traditional Korean alcoholic drinks, from soju (distilled rice spirit) to bok bun ja (sweet berry wine), appear on the placemat-style menu. Our waitress

FOOD \ Leanne toLra reviews Bistro K

BISTRO K, 366 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD pORK BELLY

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recommended mae chui soon (green plum wine), which was aromatic, with a sweet body and a slightly tart finish. There are also cocktail jugs for sharing, ciders, a few Korean beers and a selection of Korean teas. My young companion struggled through a proportionately large bowl of chicken legs and wings, listed on the menu as slow-cooked spicy chicken stew with chunky vegetables. Our kind waitress made sure the sweet chilli and soy sauce wasn’t too hot for him and he enjoyed its rich, sweet flavours and the tender poultry pieces. It wasn’t especially traditional, either. Also non-traditional were some rather fun deep-fried seafood balls, comprised of pieces of fish, octopus, prawns, tofu, zucchini and carrot. The riot of textures is softened by a creamy cauliflower purée and enhanced by another sweet chilli sauce. The bibimbap with bulgogi beef (also available with salmon or butterfish) was a fruit-bowl-sized pottery dish filled with spinach leaves, grilled eggplant, pieces of meat, a scattering of enoki mushrooms and a sous vide poached egg. An accompanying platter held a collection of pickled vegetables and a bowl of dark chilli sauce, plus the was the rice and miso soup. Toss the lot in and mix it up. That’s probably a metaphor for this intriguing new bistro. It seems to work. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

Exposed-brick walls and a collection of irregular-shaped light-fittings suspended in the front window add warmth to the interior at this minimalist bistro. Elegant curved pale timber chairs and stools at solid-topped matching tables create uniformity, while a series of red-enamelled lightshades break the neutral tones. Placemat menus and ordered shelving behind a solid-timber bar keep things streamlined, but inflexible surfaces, including polished concrete floors, can make things rowdy. A rear room with a wallpaper mural and faux fireplace is an escape from the din. \

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peak to any winemaker and they will all tell you the same thing: “Good wine is made in the vineyard”. While wine is made only once a year, work in the vineyard runs all year. In fact, vines and their grapes go through a regular cycle that changes with the seasons. The beginning of the vine’s circle of life starts in autumn, when the vine goes into dormancy by dropping its leaves and sending nutrients into the roots. “We consider that to be the start of the next season,” Yabby Lake’s vineyard manager Keith Harris says. “The next step is to prune the vines to a number of buds.” Harris says the number of buds left on the vines helps to estimate the size of the following year’s crop. “You’re actually doing your early crop forecasting when you prune,” he says. “It takes us three months to prune. Most people would spread their pruning over three months – there’s no benefit in getting it all done in three weeks and doing nothing for the next two months. “In August we start seeing a bit of bud swell and little fluffy buds come out. We normally look out for budburst – which is when 50 per cent of those buds have green tips showing on the end – at the end of August.” The vines then go through growth stages, with the bud sprouting two leaves, then four and so on, plus an inflorescence, which will become the bunch of grapes. “Then we get into the flowering period around the last week of November. There are little caps on the end of each flower and we look for the caps to fall off and the flowers to be exposed,” says Harris, who planted Yabby Lake’s vineyards at Tuerong on the Mornington Peninsula in 1998. “The fruit sets after flowering. We go through bunch counts and see if we’re going to get the crop we thought we were going to have.” When vines are flowering, not only are the grapes for that vintage being made but the buds for the next vintage are being generated, too. “They’re complex things, vines. If it gets particularly cold, flowering will be less effective and the bud set for the following vintage will be affected and will reduce

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your crops. We want a window of two warm weeks in November to help this. “We thin the bunches out if it looks like we’re going to have too much because a nice balanced crop is what we’re after for high quality. “In pinot noir, it runs at five tonnes to the hectare – that’s about two kilograms per vine with our vine spacing. If you produce more than that crop, you tend to get thinner, less intense-flavoured grapes.” From the set period the grapes grow, their cells expanding and dividing until they get to full size. “They stay hard and green for quite a while. Then they move into veraison, which is when the bunches start

to soften and the red grapes go from green to pink and then dark red. “We’re looking to be halfway through veraison in the middle of January. When we get to that stage we know we’ll be harvesting two months from that date. “We measure some other parameters – the sugar, pH and total acid levels – and when they get to the target we want, we start harvesting.” After harvest, the cycle of the vines continues. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au Online Only

Ben Thomas’ weekly wine selections

TasTe This Grampians Estate Streeton Reserve shiraz 2009

Knappstein shiraz 2012

(Grampians) $60; 13.8 per cent ★★★★ ½ lUsCiOUs

From estate fruit plus other batches from around Great Western, this spends 18 months maturing in French and American oak barrels, which develops the cedar and vanilla notes supporting luscious blackberry, blueberry, cherry, pepper and spice aromas. Pure, dense forest-fruit flavours are balanced out by bright acid and a firm grip. As the wine spent time in the decanter it developed bright red-cherry and cardamom flavours that carried on to a lengthy finish. Food match \ Rabo de toro – Spanish oxtail

(Clare Valley) $22; 13.5 per cent ★★★★ silKy

Ben Haines B-Minor shiraz marsanne 2012

Medhurst Wines chardonnay 2012

(Pyrenees and Yarra Valley) $26; 13.5 per cent ★★★★ ½ paCKed

Red shiraz from the Pyrenees blended and co-fermented with 15 per cent white marsanne from the Yarra Valley. There’s a nice mix between the two grapes, with dark cherries, blackberry and earth given an aromatic lift from the marsanne. There’s a lot going on in the glass – tension, crunchy acid, elegance, structure and length – but it’s so enjoyable to drink that no analysis is needed. Good length and a touch of mocha and dried herb on the persistent finish. Food match \ Grilled rabbit

Clare Valley shiraz doesn’t get the accolades it deserves – riesling seems to get all the glory. Flavours and aromas of plums, meat, blackberry, cherry, chocolate, liquorice and spice are complex but familiar, rather than challenging. What’s impressive about this is the way it flows through the mouth. It’s silky, with energetic acid that’s bright and a good match for the rich, dense flavours. Firm, grippy tannins and good length. Saw this $5 cheaper at Dan Murphy’s, making it quite a bargain. Food match \ Grilled lamb cutlets

(Yarra Valley) $32; 13.2 per cent ★★★★ ½

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Grown on a hillside near Gruyere, north-east of Melbourne, this has delightful stone fruit, struck-match, cantaloupe rind, white flower and citrus aromas. There’s a fair bit of flavour going on, but there’s also elegance on the palate, with nectarine, spice, citrus, pith and a touch of minerality. Oak and purity of fruit come together really well here – the balance is perfect – and there’s a line of focused acid that provides structure rather than trying to make a statement. Smooth texture, light, chalky grip and good length. Food match \ Thyme, onion and gruyere tart

love a bargain? Patritti arneis 2012

(Adelaide Hills) $14; 13 per cent ★★★★ Arneis is a white variety from north-west Italy’s Piedmont region, and this is a delightful Australian rendition. Fresh-cut pear, lemon rind, peach and blossom aromas carry on to a textural mouthfeel and an even flow through the mouth, building in intensity as it goes along. It tastes great cold straight out of the fridge but drinks nicely up to room temperature – it’s a perfect picnic wine. Food match \ Parsley, celery and radish salad with capers

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2★ OK ★ Not worth it

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r Rebecca Spindler is telling me about Casey, the only leopard seal in captivity anywhere in the world. Right now, Casey is next door to Spindler’s office at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. “There’s a million-litre pool just on the other side of that wall; it’s a very thick wall,” she says, reassuringly. But not thick enough that the leopard seal can’t make his presence felt. “He’s learnt to sing while he’s with us,” she says. “They sing to attract mates. There are a lot of things we don’t know about their singing but [two marine biologists] have been learning about how they learn to sing, and if we play them a song they pick it up and try to sing it. It’s really quite amazing. Through that wall, he sings so loudly that he vibrates the paper off my desk.” Spindler says leopard seals sing to impress, like a lyrebird fans its feathers. “It’s telling others where they are and who they are,” she says. “The first thing we do is make a tape recording of his innate song. So as soon as he started singing and his hormones were telling him what to do, we were able to record that.” They played Casey different species’ songs, maybe hoping he might do a seal version of a tribute album of the songs of others. How did he go? She smiles. “He tried.” Spindler has been the manager of research and conservation at Taronga Zoo for six years. She is overseeing 48 projects, using the animals at the zoo to help work out “what’s going on out in the wild”. Part of the zoo’s work on leopard seals is rehabilitation and release after the animals have been attacked in the wild. She says Casey is the only leopard seal in captivity “partly because we’re the only facility that has a pool big enough”. “We did have a female who was rehabilitated at the same time but she was in much worse shape and hasn’t lasted,” she says. “She lived three years. They are an Antarctic species but they do occasionally get swept up onto beaches on the New South Wales coast, alive and in trouble. “The ones that are alive and OK, we fix up and send them right back out again. If they require significant rehab we bring them in. “Casey was brought in with a lot of cookiecutter shark bites. Cookiecutter sharks have a relatively small circular mouth and they’ll bite and take out big chunks. He was in a pretty bad way. Our vets took him into the facility here, Taronga Wildlife Hospital, and rehabilitated him.” Spindler came to Taronga after a long career working with animals around the world. She has

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been involved in some extraordinary projects, including research on the Tasmanian devil’s facial tumours, which are threatening the species with extinction, and a long-term project helping Chinese researchers understand why giant pandas were struggling to reproduce. In 1999, while working as a research fellow at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, Spindler was approached by a delegation from China who told her about the challenges they faced with giant pandas. “At the time, the giant pandas in captivity in China weren’t reproducing particularly well,” she says. “I went to China and did an assessment of 61 giant pandas all through China.” She lived in China for the first six months of each year for six years overseeing the panda program. She also had stints in Brazil and in Toronto, Canada. Spindler always loved the outdoors, but a career working with animals was not an obvious trajectory. She grew up in Camberwell, the daughter of Julia and Sid Spindler. Her father, who died in 2008, helped establish the Australian Democrats and was a senior adviser to party leader the late Don Chipp. “I had a lovely life,” she says of her childhood. “Mum and dad ran a house-painting business and then went bankrupt. It was great for me because we

“I rAn ArOUnD witHOUt SHOeS FOr At LeASt 18 MOntHS AnD It wAS BrILLIAnt” – rebecca spindler all moved up to Alice Springs when I was six. Dad was teaching politics at the local community college. It was a fantastic life-changer for most of us, I think. “The kids all went feral, there’s four of us. I ran around without shoes for at least 18 months and it was brilliant.” From Alice Springs, the family returned to Melbourne. “That’s when dad started getting much more seriously into politics and mum went back to nursing and occupational therapy and ended up being director of nursing in geriatric hospitals.” She attended Camberwell Girls Grammar and studied science at Melbourne University. Did she want to be a zoologist? “No, I just wanted to run barefoot. My entire pre-university life and career are characterised by a lack of focus. I had no idea. I hated biology and I thought I was a huge disappointment to my biology teacher.” But she loved animals. “I was always surrounded by pets – dogs, cats, birds, blue-tongues. Any time you could get me to walk in the woods or swim in the ocean, I would much rather do that than watch telly.” David Attenborough was a hero to her. “He made

it accessible. David has shown the importance of the interaction between the species and the habitat, that if we want to keep these species around, we need to keep these habitats healthy and sustainable.” Spindler did her PhD on marsupial embryology. “I knew I wanted to do something that was much more focused on conservation so I wrote to a number of people and ended up getting accepted into the Smithsonian [the world’s largest museum and research complex]. Two days after handing in my PhD I was on a plane to Washington.” She worked there as a research fellow for seven years. “I started out as a lab geek, looking at conservation of big cats and then looking at domestic cat reproduction.”

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hile she was there, her father came to visit, and she says the experience had a remarkable effect on their relationship. “Dad and I didn’t like one another very much,” she says. “I always respected him and I always loved him but we never really saw eye to eye until I was working in Washington and he came over to visit.” It turned out to be a key moment in both lives when Sid Spindler opened up to her for the first time about his youth in Germany and Poland, which had forged his political ideology. “Dad had been very vocal during the war, even though he was a little tyke, an early teenager in the war,” she says. “He’d left Germany soon after the war and was always very vocal and had very strong opinions about social justice, and felt that his best chance of ensuring that nothing like what happened in the late ’30s and through the ’40s in Germany ever happened anywhere else in the world was to enter the world of politics. “We went to the Holocaust Museum together. It was amazing. It was a breakthrough, because I think he saw me as a person for the first time. “I was living independently and I’d achieved a decent amount of things and been accepted as part of the academic community at the Smithsonian and he saw me differently. “At that moment he felt able to tell me a lot of stories we’d only ever heard through mum. We sat on the mall, a big grass strip – there are 37 museums at the Smithsonian and most surround a big grass space – and we sat there for hours and hours and hours talking about everything, and he cried and I cried and it was very cathartic.” After the Holocaust Museum visit, Sid Spindler raised a subject with her that had haunted him – “the cattle cars that they used


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to ship people off to the gas chambers”. He told her about the time he was asked to talk at a function for the Jewish community, where he told a story that always made him feel very self-conscious, in particular when talking to the Jewish community. “In Lodz [in Poland] there was a tram that the German community could use to go through the Jewish ghetto. There would be bridges that the Jewish community would have to walk over to get from side to side. There were barricades and barbed wire and all sorts of terrible things. Dad and his family would be on the tram going through the ghetto. And they realised one day it was empty and everybody had been emptied out and taken off.” There was a woman at the function – who remains a good friend of the family – and she said to Sid Spindler: “I was on the bridge. I spat on your tram.” “He instantly was just overwhelmed,” Rebecca Spindler recalls. “He thought she was going to be aggressive and attack him and say ‘You’re one of those horrible people that let us be taken away’ – and she just hugged him.” Was it valuable for her to learn more about her father? “It was valuable to hear it from him,” she says. “I’d always heard it from mum, but being that step removed made it quite unreal. To hear the pain in his voice, and to hear that he’d never forgiven himself, for anything that happened in Germany. He felt such a strong communal social responsibility and was very distressed that the country he identified with most did not feel that social responsibility. “He was absolutely determined that in his new country he wanted to have a say and make sure nothing like that would ever happened again.” In Australia, the Spindlers were long-time supporters of indigenous people, establishing the Towards a Just Society Fund in 2002. The fund distributes $200,000 a year in bursaries and other help to Aboriginal students. Rebecca Spindler remains very proud of her parents. “They’ve not only stood for social justice their entire lives, they’ve done something about it.” In Canada she met her husband, Duncan, an animal care supervisor at Toronto Zoo. “I stole him,” she smiles. “He’s a Brit, but lived in Canada for many years. People were very upset when I took him from Toronto. I was not popular.” Away from work, Spindler indulges her passion for the natural world. She has taken with gusto to “birding”. “Just going for a walk in nature and listening to birds; going out and finding them, seeing them, ticking them off your list, get the binoculars.” Her favourite bird noise is the one made by a magpie. “I went to Brazil for a holiday, saw 150 species of birds, including some stunning ones, but nothing gets past a magpie. Hearing a carolling magpie – it’s just so gorgeous.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We WelcoMe your feedbAcK @

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For Ursula Sullivan, of Sydney’s Sullivan+Strumpf, exhibiting in Hong Kong is “fabulous”. “We always do well financially, which we have to, but it is not the only reason to do it,” she says. “The primary motivation is to increase the audience for both the artist and Australian art in general. There has been such an increase in Australian galleries at overseas art fairs that people are starting to take notice. “Australia does have exciting contemporary artists, and if the galleries can afford to show them, Sydney will be great. I am sure they will have their teething problems, but art fairs do tend to work well and there is a ready and eager-to-learn audience in Sydney.” Sullivan acknowledges that the tsunami of activity will have an impact on the Melbourne Art Fair. “Melbourne has many improvements to make to

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perched on a massive log created by American artist Marnie Weber, Ford held his ground. Tanzer curator Bettina Garnier says: “We have created a point of difference by bringing a slice of Australia to the walls of our booth. We aimed to create an environment that really transported people into the context from which Juan’s paintings hail. Judging from the feedback we have received from visitors, we believe this has been successfully achieved. “People have also responded well to Juan’s painting technique and are always very impressed when they discover that they are actually paintings [on first impression a lot of people think they are photographs]. Many have remarked how refreshing it is to see an artist who can actually paint!” Integral to their success was Ford’s attendance at the

“the oVerseas Fairs Just seem to Work For us. there are only so many collectors in australia.” – Dianne tanZer on art Basel hong kong

remain competitive, but I am sure they are aware of these things and will evolve as required,” she says. “It would be a great shame if Australia could not support its own amazing art world.” Attending international and local fairs imposes a substantial financial strain and galleries will have to weigh their options.

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ianne Tanzer says: “In regards to Sydney and Melbourne, we won’t be participating in these this year, simply because our calendar is full with international commitments. However, our participation in Melbourne over the years has been pivotal to the success of our gallery and we always had a wonderful time there. In fact, at our last Melbourne Art Fair in 2010 we held a solo exhibition of Juan Ford which sold out in the first day. At the moment we are having great success with international fairs and will continue to participate in them.” While the competition in Hong Kong was steep, with internationally renowned artists such as Britain’s infamous Damien Hirst, German photographer Andreas Gursky and a bizarre human-sized rabbit

fair. “People have loved meeting him and hearing him discuss his work,” Garnier says. “People are surprised to discover that it is only one man that has created these amazing works.” Not to be outdone, Mandy d’Abo, the Australian expatriate who owns The Cat Street Gallery in Hong Kong’s prestigious Sheung Wan district, opted to curate her own international show, Wonder Works. The massive exhibition featured 50 artists from around the globe with 16 Australians, including Sam Leach, Jackson Slattery, Julie Rrap, Kim Buck, Matt Coyle and Jacqui Stockdale. Despite the competition from the main fair, the exhibition all but sold out. Just how this plethora of competing events will affect next year’s Melbourne Art Fair is yet to be seen, but there is little doubt the market for contemporary art continues to grow. \ acrawford@theweeklyreview.com.au » Sydney Contemporary, Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, September 19-22, 2013 » Melbourne Art Fair 2014, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, August 13-17, 2014

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iets are for women and Hollywood celebrities. They fuel the women’s magazine industry and Christmas book sales. Diet fads are a scam designed to extract money from the vain and cashed-up. No bloke in his right mind would go on a diet. What are you, a girl? Truth is, there are good reasons for men to diet. The best is that weight around the waist puts you at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. Big belly equals bad for the heart. Want a reason to change your thoughtless eating ways? Look at your kids. There’s a difference between “diet” and “a diet”. “Diet” is what you eat every day, the stuff you push into your mouth to fuel your body. “A diet” is a food plan with a purpose: to lose weight, lower cholesterol, build muscle or, sometimes, gain weight, say, after an illness. A month ago I started a diet as part of a research study at The Alfred hospital. The research aims to monitor the impact of weight loss on diabetes; the theory – based on good evidence gathered over several years – is that losing weight lowers the amount of the stress hormone, noradrenaline, in your body, improving how your body processes sugars. For many type 2 diabetics, weight loss will eliminate the disease. For the study, I have to lose 10 per cent of my body weight: 9.7 kilograms. It sounds a lot but there was plenty of room for improvement because I was such a careless eater, never curbing my cravings for delicious tidbits. Finish the kids’ pasta? Tick. Small pizza or large? Always large. You going to eat that stuffing? It’d be a waste to throw it out. Chicken skin? There is no more glorious thing on God’s Earth than the succulent seasoned skin of a roast chicken … Despite the bad eating habits, I was not obese. Overweight, yes, a little fuller in the face than I should be and with a small basketball behind my belly button, but I wasn’t in Clive Palmer territory. I’m tall and carried it reasonably well, but still I needed to turn this around. So the good folk at The Alfred tallied my daily calorie intake, calculated my energy-burning capacity and designed a diet and exercise plan to help me drop the kilos over about four months. The first sight of my diet plan was a shock. This is what I saw: Breakfast: Shredded, low-sodium, sugar-free cardboard with half a cup of low-fat water. Lunch: Suck on 50g steamed chicken breast (no skin) – DO NOT SWALLOW. Dinner: Inhale scent of green salad (no oil). Dessert: Look at picture of skinny yoghurt (maximum viewing time 45 seconds). That’s the worst part of a weight-loss diet, the sense that you’re never going to enjoy food again. You have to strike off so many of life’s pleasures: butter, soft-rind cheese, Twisties, butter, pancakes with banana fried in burnt butter, lamingtons – and butter. Can you guess I’m missing butter?

“there’s no more glorious thing than the succulent skin of a roast chicken” and pear salad – all delicious and to plan. In this negative-energy diet – a diet in which energy-in is less than energy-out – carbohydrates are my enemy. Pasta and rice, once the staples of so many of my meals, are now meted out sparingly, by the gram and grain. The aim is to get my body to burn the fat I’ve stored in such rich veins around my middle and in my cheeks. I do that by giving it less than it needs to function. But lots of lean meat is OK because protein builds muscle, and it’s muscle that burns the fat. Phew for that. The thing I miss most is the sense of richness in my food. Low-fat food tastes thin and has a less pleasing mouth-feel. The one thing I’ve refused to change is the milk I use in my coffee. I’ve got a good machine that makes great coffee. I’m not going to compromise on this one pleasure by skinnying up the milk. So there. Is the diet working? It is. The aim is to lose about a kilo a fortnight. To keep me honest, I go to the hospital every two weeks to be weighed. In the first fortnight I lost 1.5kg, in the second, 2.3kg. That’s nearly four bags of sugar I’m not carrying around with me every minute of every day. I move better, feel better and look better. Can’t wait till I lose another six kilograms. I’ll feel like Superman. \ gfarrer@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Six-star energy rating Rainwater harvesting for garden irrigation Solar-boosted hot water Storage for 132 bicycles LED lighting throughout Controlled common-area lighting

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Lobby with concierge S.T.K Club podium deck 20-metre lap pool Yoga room Gym Sauna and steam room Outdoor retreat Business lounge Library Secure basement parking and storage Zoned security access Three security-controlled lifts Video intercom

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t Kilda’s tallest building will be elevated on the rising crescent Four levels up, nine two-level rooftop terrace houses will offer at the start of St Kilda Road with panoramic views of Port 82 to 100 square metres of flexible living. The lower level will be Phillip Bay, Albert Park Lake and the city. an independent two-bedroom apartment with living, kitchen, S.T.K, a $200-million 26-level development at 3 St Kilda Road, bathroom and concealed laundry. A multi-use upper floor will includes a 21-level tower on a five-level podium of apartments, have views of Melbourne’s skyline, Albert Park Lake and across townhouses and podium deck with lap pool, gym and outdoor St Kilda to Port Phillip Bay, with internal living zones flowing to living. Four basement levels will provide 332 car spaces and full-width terraces of 22 to 55 square metres. storage for the 328 one- and two-bedroom residences. There will be 58 podium apartments and 253 tower apartments, Construction of the Caydon development is scheduled to start with 135 one-bedroom, 53 one-bedroom-with-study and 121 early next year and finish in late 2015. Caydon principal Joe two-bedroom apartments with one or two bathrooms. Internal Russo says an elevated position on St Kilda Road has long been areas are 50-56 square metres for one-bedroom, 55-61 square considered Melbourne’s best location for an apartment. metres for one-bedroom-with-study, and 64-87 square metres for “S.T.K’s architectural design makes views a primary two-bedrooms, with balconies of five to 15 square metres. consideration, with more than 70 per cent of residences featuring Cantilevered architecture ensures uninterrupted outlooks, incredible water and city views.” with expanses of full-height steel-framed glass allowing From level four, apartments will look across St Kilda interiors and balconies to merge. A choice of light and and Albert Park Lake and surrounding suburbs to the dark interior palettes covers American oak flooring poSTcode bay, the city, the peninsula and out to the Dandenongs, for living areas and kitchens, joinery and bedroom with setbacks, glazed balustrades and stepped decks carpets. Reverse-cycle air-conditioning will be installed designed to optimise the views. in living areas. S.T.K’s glamorous St Kilda Road lobby is a centrepiece Kitchens have stone benchtops, white tile splashbacks, of the interior design by Eades & Bergman. Described as a timber laminate joinery and stainless-steel ceramic “modern take on the decadent old Hollywood era”, it will have cooktops, ovens, rangehoods and integrated dishwashers concierge service, parquetry flooring, marble, custom wallpapers, from Baumatic’s Studio Solari range. Some kitchens have an island brass screens, smoky mirrors and leather benches. An arcade with bench or L-shaped or U-shaped layouts with counter seating. a gallery, café and shops will link the lobby with Barkly Street. Full-height porcelain-tiled bathrooms have a white mosaic The 900-square-metre podium deck will feature decking, feature wall in the walk-in showers. Marble vanity tops and grassed landscaping and entertainment areas around a 20-metre splashbacks imbue a glamorous edge and there’s substantial infinity-edge lap pool, gymnasium, steam room, sauna, and a yoga storage behind a wide mirror and under the vanity. Residences room. Stepped terraces, a pillared gazebo, seating pockets and with two bathrooms have a full-sized bath with shower. All long banquettes around an open fire complete the outdoor retreat. bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, with some layouts having Residents will also share a business centre with boardroom, walk-in wardrobes. conference and technology facilities and a library on level two. S.T.K will have a minimum six-star energy rating, with A flush façade conceals individual street and rear entries to rainwater harvesting, solar-boosted hot water, storage for 10 double-storey, two-bedroom townhouses on Barkly Street, with 132 bicycles and LED lighting. Security systems include CCTV internal areas of 68 to 71 square metres. Open-plan ground-floor in parking and public areas, zoned access, security lift access and living zones open to private outdoor courtyards, with two emergency panic alarms in basement parking. \ liz Mclachlan bedrooms and a central bathroom upstairs. There’s also a powder lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au room and concealed laundry on ground level.

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t was a chillingly cold night in downtown Chicago. Melbourne IT entrepreneur Tony Clark and his wife, Lisa, were on a working trip to the city to distribute hundreds of their backpack beds to homeless men and women. The couple, who designed the portable, lightweight and robust beds about six years ago, donate them to emergency accommodation services in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Germany and, most recently, the US. They were in Chicago in April. “Chicago has the same number of homeless people sleeping on the streets as the whole of Australia,’’ Tony says. “There are children sleeping on the streets, and I’d heard that one homeless person had recently been found dead behind the building near where we were standing. “The person I was handing one of our beds to at that moment happened to have been the best friend of that guy, and he said he’d died due to the cold.” The Backpack Bed has won national and international awards, including Germany’s Red Dot Award for product design; previous winners have included Apple, Rolls-Royce and Mercedes. The Backpack Bed beat 4433 products from 60 countries. The Clarks also won an Australian Human Rights Award for best community organisation for their charity, Swags for Homeless, which raises money to make and distribute the beds. Since the Clarks took delivery of their first beds in late 2009, they’ve handed out about 7000 in Australia alone. Tony has run his own IT business since leaving Monash University. The idea to create a durable bed that can fold into a backpack came to him one Sunday morning while he was in church. “I don’t know why, but I suddenly thought, ‘Homeless; something must be done; they need swags’,” he says. “I’d never volunteered with homeless people and I’d never dealt directly with anyone who was homeless. But I had the idea to come up with something like a swag.” It took months for the Clarks to finalise a design, and then a year to source suitable fabrics. “We had to revolutionise the fabric and have it made from scratch to our requirements,” says Lisa. “It had to be safe, fire-retardant and mildew-resistant, and each bed also includes a fire-retardant mattress. There are built-in ropes that can be tied to a park bench or a tree to create a roof over the bed, and inside there’s a hidden pocket with a padlock for valuables. It has large windows and mosquito mesh so you can leave windows open in warmer weather for air.”

It’s a wrap: The Backpack Bed (top). Help: Tony Clark hands out one of his Backpack Beds (below left). Winner: The Clarks with their Red Dot Award (far left).

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Tony says the bed also retains heat. “We have homeless people who tell me they’ve actually sweated in the bed, and they laugh about that because they haven’t been that warm in a bed for ages,” he said. The bed packs away into a backpack that can carry additional belongings. It weighs less than three kilograms so it’s easy to carry. Importantly, the backpack is of high quality, so it doesn’t mark someone out as homeless. After the first backpack beds were made, partly with an initial grant of $50,000 from the George Adams Foundation, the Clarks took delivery of a six-metre container at their outer-eastern suburban home. Those first beds were donated to charities in inner-city Melbourne. Today Swags for Homeless helps more than 250 welfare agencies in Australia. “When crisis and emergency accommodation services

are full, they can at least give someone who is homeless a Backpack Bed,” Lisa says. But Tony is frustrated at the lack of government support to fund more beds. “It’s cold out there,” he says. “Paramedics tell me they pick up dead bodies from the street. People arrive at crisis accommodation with hypothermia, frostbite and trench foot. “I spoke to a homeless woman in Queensland and she told me five of her homeless friends had died and another had her feet amputated due to frostbite. A warm, waterproof, fire-retardant, wind-resistant, mildew-proof bed would prevent that.” Tony is determined that more Backpack Beds will be given to the homeless. “One person we know slept in a Backpack Bed for a year under a bridge in North Melbourne until he got public housing,” he says. “The bed kept him alive during the time he was waiting for housing. “Cold should not be killing people on our streets.” Tony’s father is a pastor in the Pentecostal church, and his faith is a driving force in what he does. “There are a lot of things in the Bible that talk about going out there and changing nations. I guess I took that seriously,” he says. “I think it’s also important to treat people the way you’d want to be treated. “Little things make people feel dignified and, when you are homeless, dignity is one of the first steps to getting back on your feet.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » swags.org.au SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 \ The weekly review 45


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ingston Park Apartments, a seven-star energy-rated Highett Loccisano says. Hallmarc’s offer of flexible settlement – allowing development next to eight hectares of parklands with walking buyers to sell existing homes before settlement – has also been and cycling trails, has just been completed on schedule by well received. Loccisano offers interested buyers a checklist of developer Hallmarc. Kingston Park attributes to use to compare its quality and value The development has 134 architect-designed one- and with other developments. two-bedroom apartments in three low-rise buildings set in “There is nothing available that compares for size, location, landscaped surrounds with private park access. Apartment price and quality,” he says. outlooks include park, city and mountain views. Designed by Hallmarc architects, the three buildings have Interested buyers can see finished apartments and make classic façades rendered in earthy tones, angled to make the most decisions based on the finished product rather than risk of their environment. Many apartments will have views over the off-the-plan purchases, Hallmarc managing director Michael parklands, north to Melbourne city or east to the Dandenongs. Loccisano says. “There’s been a huge resurgence in interest in Natural light and ventilation are optimised in each of the recent weeks as people saw the development completing. They 10 floor plans, with near full-width sliding doors to balconies of know when you buy a finished apartment you have absolute eight to 33 square metres. certainty about what you are getting because you can see Kitchens have Caesarstone benchtops, glass splashbacks, and touch the finishes, walk through the layout and see Fisher & Paykel appliances and custom joinery. the views. You can also buy and sell in the same market, Bathrooms also have Caesarstone vanities, Postcode which is a significant comfort factor, particularly for with full-height tiling. Laundries are European or people downsizing from larger homes. separate, and kitchens, bathrooms and laundries are “When we started, we promised we would deliver vented externally. Kingston Park in September 2013, and we are doing that. With double-glazing, highly rated thermal and We are the designer, builder, financier and marketer and acoustic insulation and LED light-fittings throughout, we have had complete control of the development, enabling us the development earned a seven-star energy rating. to deliver on time. We stand behind the quality of our apartments Programmable reverse-cycle heating and cooling will be ducted and we are there for the long term, managing the buildings.” into living areas and all bedrooms with roof condensers, and While many people bought at Kingston Park in the initial apartments will have fibre-optic cabling for data, telephone and release, Loccisano says excellent opportunities remain, including television services. spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom-plus-study apartments Surrounding landscaping by Graeme Bentley Landscape with park views from $605,000 to $660,000, sized from 94 square Architects includes private sitting areas and security access for metres plus balconies. Two-bedroom apartments in the final residents to the reserve. Harvested rainwater will irrigate the release start from $485,000 for a 75-square metre apartment plus gardens and collected stormwater will supplement the level of balcony, and one-bedroom apartments from $355,000. There the lake in the reserve. is also a 115-square metre apartment with a 33-square metre Secure basement car spaces include personal storage rooms balcony, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study and two car with bicycle racks. Rubbish will be privately collected from a spaces, priced from $750,000. basement room. \ liz Mclachlan Nearly all buyers lived within a few kilometres and appreciate lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au the location, as well as the design, construction and fit-out quality,

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CAPTURING THE BIG PICTURE COLLECTABLE \ Photographer Jacqui Henshaw has managed to combine art with the commercial world, writes KIRSTY MANNING-WILCOX

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acqui Henshaw’s photography has been on the radar of leading interior designers, graphic designers, architects, publishers, advertising art directors and property developers for more than two decades. Impressively, Henshaw is one of the few commercial photographers in Melbourne who also attracts a strong audience for her fine-art photography. Her large-scale Manicured Visions piece at four metres wide by two metres high was selected by Bates Smart for the Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne. The series has also been popular with private collectors buying on a smaller scale for their homes. The beauty of imperfection inspires Henshaw’s art. “My Manicured Visions series explores the perception of surface reality and our inner world through the medium of landscape and still life,” she says. Recently, clients have sought out Henshaw and commissioned her to capture their own landscapes, or “visions”. Late last year she showed her portfolio to

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Josephine Robson, whose family has a riverside property near Kyneton. Robson loved Henshaw’s layered work. The idea for the commission was that Henshaw would find an image on Robson’s property, and give it the strong, layered treatment of her Manicured Visions series. However, Henshaw noticed the clients were drawn to her classic, intimate black-and-white images. For a few weeks, Henshaw visited the property, arriving at dawn to shoot at first light and then at other times to capture a look with the sun in different positions. “On this beautiful project, walking around the property at dawn was really magical,” she says. “I could capture early-morning frost and the blue crispness of the light. I could even see the patterns of the newly mown lawn. “It was also spring, so the landscape was changing every two days. It is very exciting to shoot projects like this. I like to visit a site at least three to four times at


MANICURED VISIONS Crown Conference Centre boardwalk.

different times of the day to explore the full range of light and moods.” For each commission Henshaw presents 10 to 15 images to a client. For the Kyneton project, Robson selected an image of their jetty taken at first light. At first it looks like a classic landscape scene, but it is an intimate portrait of the heart of the property. Robson’s son fishes from the jetty and the recently blended family gathers there to quietly sit and to play near the river. The final artwork will be produced at 1.1 metres high and 1.4 metres wide. It will adorn the wall of their home on the property and may move to their new city apartment. “We were looking for a piece of art that would capture the essence of beauty of our property: the subject matter, the colour, the light, but most of all to evoke a sense of serenity,” Robson says. “(Henshaw) achieved this.” Henshaw says the process of capturing a private landscape crystallised things for her. “In a way, it is an extension of my portrait work,” she says. “It is an honour to be in someone’s personal space. “It is a really intimate garden environment, which the family has spent many hours nurturing. It’s a combined artwork with myself and the client.” FERNDALE PARK One of three images for the Iris Apartments development in Glen Iris.

AUTUMN LEAVES Prahran house foyer (far left) and The Quays at Docklands (left), both for McBride Charles Ryan.

“walking around the property at dawn was magical. I could capture early- morning frost and the blue crispness of the light. I could even see the patterns of the newly mown lawn.”

THE JETTY Commissioned work for the Kyneton property.

Henshaw is quick to point out that she doesn’t merely shoot acreage. “Everyone has special collections … maybe I’ll shoot an amazing still life,” she says. “For instance, I collect Jean Paul Gaultier perfume bottles; others collect silver or glass.” She says she would love to do another project in a city home or garden, perhaps to capture memories of a beloved family environment before the parents downsize. Recent commissions include a detailed shot of autumn leaves for The Quays project at Docklands for architect and interior design firm McBride Charles Ryan; a client’s favourite tree in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens; and a trilogy of images from Ferndale Park, Ferndale Trail and Nettleton Reserve in Glen Iris for the Iris Apartments development. While many clients want an archival print on a wall,

Henshaw has also printed her images on glass, perspex, wallpaper and as a mosaic on tiles. The cost of an original commission of one image within two hours of Melbourne is $5000, unframed. The client sees all the photos and agrees to what can and can’t be reproduced. If the client is happy for Henshaw to add the work into her portfolio, the price is $2500 unframed, and Henshaw may sell a limited edition of the image. A package fee can be arranged. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au » Jacqui Henshaw is represented in Sydney by Jacinta Preston Design and in rural Victoria by Bellholme, Kyneton. She exhibits at Edmund Pearce Gallery in Melbourne. See www.jkhenshaw.com, email Jacqui@jkhenshaw.com or call 0409 391 934. SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 \ The weekly review 49


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t’s spring, the season of renewal, a time for making ambitious plans to lose weight and for falling in love – probably in that order. Nevertheless, that guy in the back seat of the bus who keeps blowing his nose is still there! I can’t tell any more whether it’s a lurgy or his allergies, but I’ve decided to walk rather than take public transport for a while. I love walking around Melbourne; generally I know where I’m going, so I don’t need a map. It’s a different feeling from walking in a city I’m not familiar with. In my own town I’m entitled to feel that I’m part of the geography. I’m a local; I belong here. In an unfamiliar city I’m a tourist and, although that’s exciting, it’s also limiting. When I know where I’m headed I can focus through a different lens and hopefully make novel discoveries. I’ve driven around Brunton Avenue suffering from a severe hangover or a recent rejection, or both, more times than I care to admit. But it was only when I walked through Yarra Park (near the original MCG footbridge) that I noticed a unique and romantic-looking shelter. I’ll admit I was looking for somewhere to hide from a rough, shaggy-looking man walking his perfectly coiffed poodle. I couldn’t tell whether he was blowing me kisses or practising on an imaginary harmonica; whichever it was, I was getting twitchy. I wasn’t able to enter the shelter so I walked around it several times fixing my gaze on the small structure on top of its roof until tangled-hair-man disappeared.

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The Grand Rank Cabman’s Shelter (5.3 x 2.3 metres) is the earliest example of a portable timber cabman’s shelter, and the small structure up top is described by one source as a ventilation lantern, and by another as a dovecote – a shelter with nesting holes for pigeons. When I eventually looked down, at shin height there was the hitching rail! It’s not often you get reminded so vividly that the horse and buggy were once our main form of transport. Horse-drawn cabs were introduced to Melbourne in the late 1840s. Fifty years later, during the late 1890s, there was a push to build shelters for the hundreds of cabmen in and around the city. There’s a photo in the State Library archives that shows four men playing cards around a table in the cabman’s shelter in 1903. The shelter’s original site was next to Parliament House (1898). It was called the Grand Rank because it was opposite the Grand Hotel, now the Windsor Hotel, in the middle of a thoroughfare called Carpentaria Place (a continuation of Little Collins Street that used to run alongside Parliament House). An anonymous parliamentarian donated the shelter and it was moved to Yarra Park at an unknown date. The rectangular structure, designed by prominent Melbourne architect Nahum Barnet, is basically a copy of a shelter built in St James’ Square, London, in 1896. It’s simple but elegant, made up of small timber panels with moulded timber strapping covering the panel joints – the perfect detour for a cabman on a chilly winter’s night or a stifling summer afternoon. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger

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BALWYN 19 Head Street This elegant brand new French Provincial inspired home of grand proportions over two levels is bathed with an abundance of natural light from expansive windows, constructed with a commitment to quality, luxurious appointments and exceptional presentation providing unparalleled family excellence. Set in classic landscaped gardens it delivers a sumptuous interior featuring Euro Oak parquetry floors, wide central hallway with sweeping staircase, stunning open-plan informal living domain incorporating a state-of-the art Miele kitchen with Butlers pantry, powder room & laundry opening through double doors to a superb north-facing alfresco area with covered dining area. Plus five bedrooms, main with dressing room/ensuite, 2 with ensuites, formal sitting & dining rooms upstairs retreat/study area & family bathroom. Features include alarm, Marble tiling+bench-tops, gasFP, zoned heating/cooling & vacuum, rem/gates/dble garage (I/A). Land size: 673sqm/7,241sqft approx.

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MALVERN EAST 107 Finch Street Distinguished Gascoigne Estate Edwardian residence with immediate family appeal and scope to update as required. Impressive pressed metal ceilings adorn the entrance hall, refined study (OFP) and beautiful sitting room. Distinctive modern kitchen and equally striking living/dining dimensions open to deep northwest garden. Three double bedrooms and bathroom are accompanied by an expansive main bedroom with study and stylish bathroom. Features freestanding studio, hydronic heating, RC/air-conditioner, irrigation and carport. Land: 949sqm approx.

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Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 15 Goodall Street Illustrious Hawthorn environs afford a highly-coveted lifestyle setting graced by ´Grosmont´, an elegant four bedroom family residence near private schools, Swinburne Uni, parklands, transport and shopping. This superbly presented heritage home has sympathetically evolved throughout a flexible floorplan overlooking a secluded entertainers´ garden with pool and ROW. Offers upstairs retreat with dressing room, sitting room, formal dining, family area, granite kitchen, bath/powder rooms, cellar, hydronic heating, cooling, alarm and OSP.

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Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.15goodallstreet-hawthorn.com

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GLEN IRIS 193 Burke Road Showcasing the ultimate in family luxury, this outstanding contemporary residence combines grand proportions, superior appointments & sensational indoor-outdoor entertaining spaces. Immaculate interiors incl formal lounge with striking gas fire, formal dining, stunning Calcutta marble & Smeg appointed kitchen, expansive informal dining & adjoining family room & study. Upstairs an additional living with study area accompanies 4 generous bedrooms, incl luxurious main with fitted WIRs, ensuite & city views. Covered entertaining terrace. Land 817sqm approx.

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.193burkeroad-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 9 White Street Luxurious proportions, timeless contemporary style and a northern orientation illustrate the compelling appeal of this sensational architect designed single level residence. Vaulted ceilings throughout accentuate the exceptional proportions through expansive living/dining room (OFP) with gourmet Miele kitchen opening to a courtyard and north garden, main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), second bedroom with en-suite/ bathroom, 3rd bedroom/inviting sitting room and study. Features ducted heating, RC air-conditioning, alarm, video intercom and double garage.

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Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 476 Glenferrie Road The brilliant architect designed transformation of this late Edwardian former manse has created an exceptionally stylish and spacious Scotch Hill family domain. Timber floors flow through sitting room, formal dining, study, sensational Ilve kitchen and ultra stylish living/dining room opening to landscaped northeast garden. The main bedroom (marble ensuite) is accompanied by three large bedrooms, bathroom, upstairs retreat and balconies. Features hydronic heating, wine cellar, powder-room, water tanks, irrigation and 3xgarage. Land size: 697sqm/7,500sqft approx.

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John Manton 0411 444 930 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.476glenferrieroad-hawthorn.com

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KOOYONG 19 Monaro Road In a revered Kooyong position that places schools, parkland & transport all within easy reach, this inviting attic style solid brick 1920´s period home is blessed with generous family spaces, natural light & exceptional scope for contemporary renovation/extension (STCA). Current spaces incl a flexible 4 bedroom floorplan, main with OFP & French doors to the garden, spacious living, OFP, dining, central kitchen/meals & sunroom. Features ducted heating/cooling & broad rear garden. Close to Kooyong Park, Tennis Club, St Kevin´s, Scotch & Kooyong Station. Land 787sqm approx.

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.19monaroroad-kooyong.com

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RICHMOND 14a Rose Street This luxuriously appointed 2-storey town residence boasts cutting edge fixtures/fittings complementing a spacious light-filled interior comprising Italian travertine entrance foyer and north-facing living room & adjacent dining both opening to a sunny garden & central courtyard; powder room & generous family living/dining with a superb stone/ Gaggeneau kitchen featuring a glass wall opening to a paved courtyard with optional OSP. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, main with balcony+park views, skylit ensuite/dressing room & skylit family bathroom/laundry.

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN 11 Oxford Street In a prestigious street, this spectacular northwest site, currently occupied by a tennis court with botanic garden surrounds, represents an outstanding opportunity to build the house of your dreams or possibly a dual occupancy development (STCA). The spectacular 803sqm approx. site measuring 15.24 m x 52.73 m offers the perfect dimensions to maximize both northern and western light while already established lush foliage at the rear provides total privacy from day one. A right of way at the rear is also ideal for any proposed dual occupancy option.

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 207 Mont Albert Road This classic English-style clinker brick residence set well back in leafy terraced gardens exudes period charm with an elegant interior comprising sitting & dining rooms both with OFPs, 4 bedrooms (BIRs), 2 bathrooms, study, powder room & laundry; complemented by a north facing living/dining area with a stylish Euro kitchen with CaesarStone benchtops & island bench all opening to a private, sun drenched alfresco area with low maintenance garden. Features include ducted heating, marble tiling, spa pool, garden shed & front OSP.

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 11 Leura Grove Set in Edna Walling gardens this late 1930s Architect designed 2-storey residence features a light-filled interior with picturesque garden views comprising hallway, sitting room, dining room, study or 4th bdrm, kitchen with servery/ WIP, laundry, powder room and 3 bdrs, one downstairs+ shower & 2 upstairs, main with balcony & city skyline glimpses plus period-style bath. Feat include zoned alarm, ducted heating, split-system R/C air-conditioners, single garage plus scope to improve/extend to complement today´s family lifestyle (STCA). Land size 803sqm approx.

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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ARMADALE 68 Adelaide Street Absolutely stunning, this architect designed luxury domain delivers the ultimate single level lifestyle near High St. Designed around two beautiful courtyards, honed granite and wide timber floors are highlighted through entrance hall and magnificent light-filled living and entertaining space (OFP) with stylish Bosch kitchen opening to north-facing garden courtyard. Two gorgeous bedrooms with a luxurious en-suite bathroom are accompanied by a third bedroom, study and stylish bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, irrigation and 2xgarages. Land: 456sqm approx.

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Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 24 Ryeburne Avenue Evoking memories of a glorious past and offered for sale after a century of family ownership, this wonderful Edwardian residence offers a marvellous opportunity to restore it to its former glory. A classic period interior comprising hallway, formal living, separate dining, 4 bedrooms or 3+study, library, 2 bathrooms, laundry, walk-in pantry and country-style timber kitchen with S/S stove. A generous informal living/dining area with stunning timber ceiling dome overlooks a large rear garden, offering plenty of room to extend if desired (STCA). Land size: 859sqm(approx)

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Saturday 21st September at 1.30pm

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 77 Kooyongkoot Road A prestigious and sought after location on Scotch Hill highlights this private/secure contemporary family residence (rear of 2) comprises entrance hall, 3 bedrooms, main/WIR/ ensuite, family bathroom, laundry plus an elegant sitting room (OFP), dining room, modern timber kitchen/meals and north-facing informal living room all overlooking an alfresco area with in-ground pool and external retreat/rumpus room, gym or potential home office. Features include alarm, intercom, ducted heating, double carport with internal access plus turning area or OSP.

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Saturday 5th October at 12pm

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 70 Central Park Road Superbly reflecting classically inspired architecture, this stunning predominantly single level residence delivers timeless contemporary style through impressively proportioned dimensions opposite Central Park. A picturesque courtyard is at the centre of formal sitting and dining room (gas log fireplace), generous living/dining room, gourmet Miele kitchen, main bedroom with en-suite and two further bedrooms with bathroom. A versatile retreat/studio is upstairs. Features slab heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, video intercom, powder-room and 2xgarage.

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Saturday 21st September at 2.30pm

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Heather Elder 0413 273 079 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 3 Selwood Street A quite cul-de-sac complements this stylishly renovated/ extended Californian Bungalow comprising polished timber hallway, formal living(OFP), adjacent dining (GLF), 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms; enhanced by an expansive nthfacing family domain, superbly appointed kitchen flowing to a deck & paved alfresco area. Includes OFP´s, plantation shutters, leadlight windows, R/C air-conditioner, easy care garden, shed & OSP. Land size: 800sqm/8,611sqft (approx)

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3selwoodstreet-hawthorneast.com

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ARMADALE 8 Clendon Road Victorian charm, contemporary style & generous dimensions highlight the enduring family allure of this enchanting c1890´s block-fronted residence walking distance to every Armadale attraction. High ceilings define the arched hallway, elegant sitting room (gas log fireplace), formal dining & generous living/dining room with European kitchen opening to landscaped northeast garden. Main bedroom with marble en-suite, huge WIR, retreat & study area is complemented by 3 bedrooms (BIR) & 2 bathrooms. Features ducted heating, RC/air-con, ducted vacuum & alarm.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 9am

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Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.8clendonroad-armadale.com

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GLEN IRIS 110 Great Valley Road A peaceful cul-de-sac position with direct access to Ferndale Park at the rear is the ideal setting for this three bedroom plus study home, presenting powerful possibilities for contemporary renovation or dream home site on 741sqm approx, STCA. Formal lounge with Spinafire wood heater, family bathroom, separate WC, gas heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, ample off-street parking and a large double garage/workshop. Merely metres from popular walking and bike paths and ´The Pantry´ café, close to leading schools, Ashburton village shops and Gardiner Train Station.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.110greatvalleyroad-gleniris.com

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KEW 41 Campbell Street Situated in a majestic tree-lined avenue, this attractive 1920´s weatherboard residence has been extended out and up and is perfect for those seeking space and the opportunity to refurbish. Favoured by a sunny northern rear orientation accommodation includes front formal rooms, kitchen with family room opening to an alfresco deck, 5 bedrooms, including two double bedrooms upstairs with generous adjoining living room, renovated bathroom, ducted heating, private garden with small in-ground pool.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.41campbellstreet-kew.com

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GLEN IRIS 1 Glentilt Road In a tranquil cul de sac, this charismatic solid brick c1920´s single level Edwardian residence´s blend of period charm and designer style creates an irresistible first impression. Dark timber floors and high ceilings define entrance hall leading to impressive sitting room (OFP), four bedrooms (BIRs) and two bathrooms. A stone kitchen is adjacent to expansive living/dining room and playroom/study all opening to north-facing garden. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, video-intercom, irrigation, water tanks, carport and auto gates. Land size 641sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

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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.1glentiltroad-gleniris.com

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SURREY HILLS 25 Albany Crescent A tree-lined street on the historic Windsor Park Estate provides the perfect setting for this master built single level luxury home in which minimal maintenance, optimum security and an abundance of natural light are keynotes. Comprises: formal living room, family / dining room opening to northerly terrace and courtyard, fully appointed, sunny kitchen, main bedroom with ensuite and WIR, 2 further double bedrooms, bathroom, separate powder room, laundry, double garage.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm Saturday from 12noon

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Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.25albanycrescent-surreyhills.com

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SOUTH YARRA 31 Tivoli Road This elegant townhouse offers exactly the lifestyle associated with a South Yarra address, close to Toorak Road restaurants and Chapel Street retail. Original modern spaces include two downstairs living areas, one featuring a Miele kitchen, dining zone and double doors to a paved courtyard. Upstairs, two large bedrooms, each accompanied by en-suite bathrooms, flank a sky-lit central third bedroom or study. Features ducted heating and cooling and 2 x OSP.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.31tivoliroad-southyarra.com

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MALVERN EAST 16a Wilmot Street Meticulously designed and constructed, this stunning contemporary residence provides enormous family appeal near Ardrie Park. Immaculately presented, polished timber floors flow through the generous formal living/dining room with north-facing courtyard, gourmet European kitchen and inviting living room opening to a deep northeast garden. Main bedroom with designer en-suite/WIR is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs), study and stylish bathroom. Features heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, ducted vacuum, powder-room and garage.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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John Manton 0411 444 930 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.16awilmotstreet-malverneast.com

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ST KILDA 92/8-10 The Esplanade Exceptionally well proportioned, sun-drenched apartment commands breathtaking panoramic bay views that encompass the St Kilda Pier and the Marina. The wonderfully inviting spaces of the generous living and dining room with bright well-equipped kitchen and casual dining area provide a sensational venue to relax or entertain against a magnificent backdrop. The main bedroom with en-suite and city views is accompanied by two further bedrooms with BIRs and bathroom. Features ducted heating and cooling, video intercom, lift, secure car-space and outdoor pool.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

SURREY HILLS 18 View Street A pretty faรงade complemented by landscaped gardens introduces this immaculately maintained & presented family home offering fantastic family accommodation comprising sitting room with box bay window, GLF & adjacent dining, 4 bedrooms (3 with BIRs), sparkling bathroom & laundry/WC; plus a sunny well-appointed Euro kitchen/dining area and super north-facing informal living room flowing to a covered deck overlooking the generous garden - perfect for entertaining. Includes d/heating/cooling, garden shed, 11,000ltrs w/tanks & double carport.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.30am - 12pm Saturday 2.45pm - 3.15pm

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Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.18viewstreet-surreyhills.com

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SOUTH YARRA 35A Argo Street Behind an idyllic landscaped garden, this charming solid brick period residence´s stylishly presented spaces and stunning north-facing garden create an inviting single level inner urban sanctuary. Dark timber floors flow through the generous living and dining room served by a modern Miele and stone kitchen with a second sunny living/dining room opening to the private north-facing garden. The main bedroom with bright bathroom and WIR is accompanied by large second bedroom (BIR) and modern bathroom. Features panel heating, alarm, Euro-laundry, irrigation and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.35aargostreet-southyarra.com

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GLEN IRIS 55 Maitland Street Totally delightful, this solid brick period residence´s captivating indoor and outdoor dimensions are both instantly inviting and effortlessly elegant. Ornate ceilings and timber floors convey period allure through the generous sitting and formal dining rooms (OFPs). Main bedroom with en-suite is accompanied by second bedroom and bathroom. Northern light streams through superb Ilve kitchen and spacious living/dining room opening to stunning northwest garden. Features hydronic heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, Euro-laundry, irrigation and carport.

Auction

Saturday 21st September at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Fiona Ansell-Jones 0410 325 240

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.55maitlandstreet-gleniris.com

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EAST MELBOURNE 19/29 George Street Representing blue-chip investment buying in the iconic "Gainsmont" boutique Art Deco development, this beautifully appointed, securely let one bedroom apartment will appeal to the astute investor seeking minimal running costs, a high return and virtually nil vacancy. Ideal for SMSF´s.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 4-4.30pm

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Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.19-29georgestreet-eastmelbourne.com

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BALWYN 11 Pembroke Road Ideally situated in an exclusive cul-de-sac close to Whitehorse Road shops and tram, this beautifully built and meticulously maintained home offers optimum privacy and security on a compact low maintenance allotment. Comprises: elegant sitting room, separate dining room, fully appointed kitchen, family room opening to walled northerly courtyard, main bedroom (downstairs) with luxurious ensuite and WIR, two further large double bedrooms, study, family bathroom, laundry, powder room, double garage, storeroom.

Auction

Saturday 5th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.11pembrokeroad-balwyn.com

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AU SA CTI TU ON RD TH AY IS

KEW 13 Earl Street

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Redevelop, Rebuild or Renovate This 4 bedroom post-war weatherboard home on approx. 561sqm of land with 16 metre frontage has endless potential. It will stretch the limits of your imagination! Close to Kew Junction, public transport, parks, golf course, Studley Park Boathouse, private and state schools and the freeway. It will suit home buyers or investors alike.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Saturday 21st September at 11.00am $650,000 plus Thursday & Saturday 10.30 - 11am Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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HAWTHORN EAST Apt 83, 349 Riversdale Road

HAWTHORN EAST Apt 29 / 349 Riversdale Road

Rare and Special

Absolutely Delightful

An exceptional 3 bedroom ´Penthouse´ Apartment offering security, privacy and panoramas that only ’Ryland’s can offer. Independent living at its best in a 5 star Country Club atmosphere. Ideally located for convenience to transport and shopping. Features: Theatre, library, reception room, restaurant and bar, gymnasium, pool, ´wellness centre´, storage and parking.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9817 0123

For Sale: Price: Open: Contact:

$1.1 - $1.2 Million by appointment Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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This genuinely spacious 2 bedroom apartment reflects all the quality fittings & finishes expected of ’Rylands’. Heating & cooling throughout the apartment, enjoying pleasant open garden views from its westerly balcony with sun blind. NB: 24 hour monitoring, library, theatre, reception rooms, restaurants, ’wellness centre’, gymnasium, pool, storage & parking.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9817 0123

For Sale: Price: Open: Contact:

$655,000 by appointment Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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Auction Saturday 11.30am

Prahran 35 Regent Street Auction Inspect Office Contact

KEW Apt 10 / 2-6 Malmsbury Street Set in a tranquil garden setting, this apartment is superbly finished throughout. There are 2 bedrooms (garden views) 2 bathrooms, feature kitchen & integrated laundry, car parking & storage. ’Rylands’ amenities offered include the library, theatre, restaurant, private entertaining room, pool, gym & billiards room.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9817 0123

For Sale: Price: Open: Contact:

Offers in excess of $600,000 by appointment Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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Sat 21st September at 11.30am Saturday from 11.00am 2 Chatham Street 9529 1100 David Lowenstein 0418 551 559 Joel Finkelstein 0434 086 686

Unique, Urban & Upstairs 1 bedroom warehouse style apartment with incredible use of glass, natural light & space. Gourmet kitchen, open plan living spaces. Large private entertainers terrace, soaring lofted ceilings, polished concrete floors, heat & air con, and a single garage complement this urban oasis. www.35regentstreetprahran.com

christopherrussell.com.au

Specialising in property up to $1million

HAWTHORN 40/168 Power Street www.40-168powerstreethawthorn.com

2 1 1

2 1 1

MALVERN EAST 4/7 Ferncroft Avenue www.4-7ferncroftavenuemalverneast.com

Stylishly refurbished throughout, this contemporary apartment’s light-filled & spacious dimensions served by a gourmet kitchen deliver exceptional lifestyle & investment appeal near both the tranquil Yarra River & vibrant West Hawthorn village.

On the edge of Hedgeley Dene, this elegant ground level town residence delivers supremely bright and immaculately presented indoor and outdoor living, walking distance to Central Park Village, Wattletree Rd tram and Darling station.

INSPECT Thu 2- 2.30pm & Sat 1-1.30pm

INSPECT Thu 11.15- 11.45am & Sat 3-3.30pm

AUCTION Sat 5th October at 1.30pm

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Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203

AUCTION Sat 5th October at 12.30pm

Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Michael Derham 0425 790 233

9822 9999


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Port Melbourne 44 Beacon Road

6+

Port Melbourne’s Finest Bank Home

Auction Saturday 5 October - 11.30am

Beautifully and insightfully renovated, this glorious ´Bank´ home offers luxury family living at its best. Offering up to 6 bedrooms, an array of formal and informal living rooms, a stunning open-plan kitchen, dining and living room expanse, study, attic bedroom/attic rumpus, 3 bathrooms and every conceivable appointment ie elevator, solar power and more.

Inspect

www.44.beaconroadportmelbourne.com

3+

3

Wednesday 12.30 - 1.00pm Thursday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday as advertised

Office

Albert Park 9699 5155

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A5 | B3 | C4 | D | E

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| 231 Burke Road

’Dewrang’ - Wonderful Family Living With Court and Pool

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Gracious across a broad garden frontage, solid brick ’Dewrang’ c1930 delivers substantial five bedroom accommodation on a notable 1813 sqm parcel, beautifully complemented by glorious period integrity, multiple living and entertaining domains and an outdoor family oasis that features a solar heated pool and mod grass north/ south tennis court. Framed by high decorative ceilings, delicate leadlight windows and polished timber floors, open free flowing proportions offer the modern day luxury of significant space, sanctuarial privacy and entirely optional scope to update (STCA) if ever desired.

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A3 | B2 | C4

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| 71 Tivoli Road

’Verona House’ c1880

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Light filled, well-appointed spaces and refined period proportions defines the current day appeal of this elegant, elevated Victorian residence. Behind a superb stained glass entrance, a grand arched hall introduces a majestic sitting room and a north-west facing living or dining domain complemented by a substantial kitchen/meals space. A main bedroom with ensuite, two further bedrooms and a second bathroom deliver classical comfort to a home with a spectacular terrace. A four car garage completes a desirable inner city property, offering exceptional scope for adding contemporary elements - eco friendly home.

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A3 | B3 | C2

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| 16 Bruce Street

Uncompromising Elegance - A Classic Gillespie

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A Classic Wayne Gillespie of 30 plus squares. This three bedroom town residence superbly showcases signature attention to detail and uncompromising finishes throughout, generous living and entertaining proportions that extend to two landscaped alfresco courtyards. Includes formal living, large north facing study, open plan informal living, dining, granite kitchen, main bedroom with luxurious ensuite and extensive built in robes, two further bedrooms (BIR´s) and family bathroom. Remote garaging for two with internal access plus secure carport. A privileged address close to the Village, Como Park and transport.

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A4 | B2 | C2

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| 3 McMaster Court

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Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 21st September at 10.30am

View:

Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am

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Outstanding Position With Scope To Recreate Your Toorak Dream!

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A2 | B1 | C1

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| 2 Elgin Avenue

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

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Saturday 21st September at 11.00am

View:

Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday from 10.30am

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A3 | B2 | C2

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| 18 Euston Street

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

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Saturday 12th October at 10.30am

View:

Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

24/7 View:

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Superlative Single Storey Living

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Malvern East 4/64 Burke Road Brand new town residence with architectural flare, quality finishes and eloquent interior spaces. A secure boutique development and within walking distance to Central Park, schools & shopping. Generously proportioned floorplan includes entry, formal lounge, two bedrooms, main with WIR & ensuite, third bedroom or study, central bathroom, powder room, separate laundry, private sun filled rear courtyard and double lock up garage.

2/3 • Oak parquetry floors • Miele appliances • Reverse cycle heating cooling • Solar, gas boosted instantaneous HWS • Video intercom/ zoned security Auction Saturday 21st September 11.00am Inspect Thursday 1.00-1.30 Saturday from 10.30

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2

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

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think results

GLEN IRIS 366 Burke Road

3

1.5

2

Quiet Elegance Sitting regally amongst mature gardens, this elegant residence offers your family the opportunity to begin their legacy in style. Behind a weatherboard fretwork faรงade, discover a formal lounge & dining zone enhanced by ceiling roses and polished boards in addition to a casual living area and hostess kitchen, finished with quality appliances. Dine alfresco in your blossoming garden before dipping into the refreshing pool. The home offers 3 dble bedrooms (BIRs), immaculate central bathroom, laundry, powder room & double parking. Close to parklands, shopping, schools and transport.

Auction Sat 05 Oct, 11.00 View Thu & Sat 11.00 - 11.30 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Tony Nathan 0412 285 066 Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561 Camberwell 9805 1111

Auction this Saturday

CARLTON 47 Drummond Street

4

4

2

Classical romance, contemporary refinement Essentially a beautiful, brand new home behind elegant period aesthetics, this superb city edge Victorian's sophisticated formal and family spaces are complemented by a sublime Miele and marble kitchen and a precisely landscaped courtyard. The upstairs main bedroom's evocative balcony and designer ensuite set a stunning luxury level for two further bedrooms, each with its own ensuite, and a bright central study zone. Above the double garage, a generous studio with its own bathroom adds exceptional flexibility to an impressively appointed, flawlessly finished home.

Auction Sat 21 Sep, 12.30 View Thu 6:30 - 7:00, Sat 12:00 - 12:30 Jason Sharpe 0438 847 700 Ian Rye 0418 302 458 Carlton 9347 1755

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

woodards.com.au

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Residence 154, 350 St Kilda Road Melbourne EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 24th September at 5pm

3 Lichfield Grove Mont Albert North

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Saturday 21st September at 5pm

‘St James’ - Premier Living This stunning and spacious apartment fully renovated to the highest of standards enjoys spectacular views over Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the Botanic Gardens from the luxury of the 15th floor. Generous light filled living and dining areas are complimented by floor to ceiling windows with sliding doors, to maximise all aspects of indoor and outdoor living. Comprising; gourmet kitchen with European appliances, two bedrooms plus study/third bedroom, 3 car parks, storage cage, 24 hour concierge, pool and gymnasium. Please note: Total apartment size 299sqm (approx.) VIEW Thursday 3 - 3.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

‘The Grove” A Providence Properties creation upholding the highest level of luxury this lavishly appointed residence in its premier leafy locale over 3 levels. Comprising an elegant formal living and dining, open plan kitchen, butler’s pantry, meals and family room with terrace. Upstairs a Master suite, dressing rm and further 3 bedrooms, 4 marble bathms. Basement with cinema, 5th bed/rumpus, storage. With a host of inclusions for a sophisticated lifestyle: ref cool/duct heat, sonos, alarm/intercom/cameras, steam room. Walking distance to shops, transport, schools and easy freeway access. VIEW By Appointment, Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Tom Staughton Gerald Delany Michael Gibson

0411 554 850 0418 355 337 0418 530 392

kayburton.com.au

CALL Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Monique Depierre 0407 881 327

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www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411

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CARLTON NORTH 24-26 Wilson Street

4

3

3

THE PRINCE OF PRINCES HILL One of the finest inner city family homes in a premier Princes Hill location. Delivering the absolute ultimate lifestyle opportunity with unsurpassed quality, this first class Edwardian home set amongst wonderful established gardens, delivers the perfect indoor/outdoor living environment. 4 large bedrooms (master suite/parents retreat), 3 bathrooms, family kitchen, various living/dining/family rooms, roof deck plus double car garage/workshop & self-contained home office/studio with gym & separate access from Munnering Lane. An amazing home! Land 10.64m x 50.16m apx. Please note: Inspection strictly by prior arrangement only

AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 12 October at 2.00pm Thu 12-12.30+6.15-6.45 Sat 3.15-3.45 404 Rathdowne Street Carlton North | 9347 4322 Nicholas West 0418 559 494 Andrew De Angelis 0402 039 342

Prahran 85 high Street BranD nEW & rEaDY TO MOVE In nOW Location unbeatable with everything Prahran has at your door step, Greville and Chapel Street cafÊ’s restaurants, bars and boutique shopping, public transport with direct access to the CBD. Brand New and ready to move into now, all Including intergraded fridge, dish washer, heating and cooling, Queens size bedrooms with BIRs, smartly concealed euro laundry secure basement car park and storage cage. Priced to sell from: $314,000

Private Sale Contact Mark Dihm 0410 377 704 Angus Ferguson 0427 584 444

9593 6222 18 Belford Street, St Kilda 3182 9531 1254 59 Glen Huntly Road, Elwood 3184

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BALWYN

BERWICK

BLACKBURN

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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

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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

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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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BlackBurn 20-24 Masons Road

5

One of Blackburn’s finest homes.

View sat 11.00 - 11.30am & sun 12.30 - 1.00pm Expression of interest closing Fri 27th september - 5.00pm mel ref 62 / B1 EPr Please contact an agent contact maurice Di marzio 0419 182 276 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 office Blackburn 9894 8788

Situated on a parklike allotment over 3,000sqm this magnificent residence offers unrivalled family living and entertainment areas. Enveloped by return verandahs overlooking landscaped gardens this sumptuous home of 11 principal rooms comprising 4/5 living areas including entry foyer, formal living/dining, dedicated parent’s wing with retreat/livingroom, executive library, French country kitchen with adjoining family/meals and breathtaking octagonal glass flanked living room with full fitted bar/home theatre leading to an alfresco dining area, 4 bedrooms plus study/ optional 5th bedroom, 4 ensuite bathrooms plus powder room/6 WCs.

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Glen IrIs 90 Albion RoAd The true essence of Californian family class. Absolutely beautiful, this captivating 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom Californian Bungalow infuses original charm with relaxed family entertaining. In deep manicured gardens, this engaging heartwarmer enjoys a superb lounge (OFP), glorious dining (OFP), provincial style kitchen (Ilve stove), gorgeous open plan living & dining (Jetmaster OFP), French doors to the covered terrace; downstairs main bedroom (ensuite & WIR) & upstairs retreat. Invitingly spacious, this lovingly maintained jewel boasts Baltic pine polished boards, high ornate ceilings, ducted heating, air cond, new carpet, roof storage, 3 sheds & tandem carport. Stunning parkland locale, walk to shops, train, bus & schools. 4

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2 Thurs & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Sun 29th September - 12.00pm 60 / A10 Please contact agent Xen Blaher 0409 540 498 Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Glen Iris 9885 9811

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1 & 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS FROM $325,000 A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE AN EXCLUSIVE LIFESTYLE IN THE PRESTIGIOUS GASCOIGNE ESTATE; IN THE HEART OF THE FINCH STREET PRECINCT.

GRAND OPENING Saturday (21st Sept) & Sunday (22nd Sept) 11.30am - 1.30pm INSPECT ON-SITE DISPLAY

879 DANDENONG ROAD, MALVERN EAST MEL REF 68 E1 (20 METRES FROM FINCH STREET)

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT: Mark Forytarz 0407 766 308 Krystyna Raptis 0407 766 327 gascoigneapartments.com.au

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Office 9888 5508

81 Canterbury Road, Canterbury

www.karengornalle.com.au

Mike Gornalle 0417 568 806 Karen Gornalle 0418 330 808  Efficient and competitive commission rates  Are you happy with your current Rental Management?  Superior service and personal attention to every detail  Highly trained long term staff  We need more properties “For Lease”  Long tenant waiting list

KEW 50 Brougham Street Perfectly Positioned

AUCTION

Saturday 5 October at 11 am

Comfortable family home presented in first rate condition with fantastic space and potential for future renovations. Set on 505 square metres approx. of valuable Kew land only 100 metres from Kew Junction. This one owner home comprises entrance, three bedrooms (main with ensuite & walk-in robe), separate lounge and open plan family / dining room off a large family sized kitchen, second bathroom and laundry. Other features include generous lock up garage and ample backyard space for the family buyers. This is a great home for the location conscious buyer.

INSPECT

Thursday & Saturday 1-1:30 pm

LAND

505 sq m approx.

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

278 High Street, Kew

9854 8888

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eldersrealestate.com.au 975-1023 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck

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 Are you happy with your current Rental Management?  Long tenant waiting list  We need more properties “For Lease”  Long tenant waiting  Highly trained long list term staff  We need more properties “For Lease”  Superior service and personal attention to every detail  Highly trained long term staff  Superior service and personal attention to every detailrates  Efficient and competitive commission  Long tenant waiting list

“Outstanding development opportunity on the prestigious Mornington Peninsula” As a whole or in 6 separate lots Land Area: 260 acres (105.22 ha) • Mains water – bore • Mains gas available • Outstanding farm improvements • Long family ownership • Only 1 hour from Melbourne CBD

 Are you happy with your current Rental Management?

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• Situated on 6 separate titles • Comfortable 3 bedroom home and shedding on 10 acre title • 5 x 50 acre allotments • Uninterrupted ocean and city views

Expression of Interest Nick Myer 0427 610 278, Shane McIntyre 0428 937 622 Closing 25th October 2013 Elders Melbourne | Web Id 5724846 128 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

 Efficient and competitive commission“For rates We need more Lease” MikeGornalle 0417 568 806properties Karen Gornalle 0418 330 808 Mike Gornalle 0417 568 806 Karen Gornalle 0418 330 808

 Highly trained long term staff  Superior service and personal attention to every detail  Are you happy with your current Rental Management?  Efficient and competitive commission rates Office 9888 5508Office 9888 815508 Canterbury Road, Canterburywww.karengornalle.com.au www.karengornalle.com.au 81 Canterbury Road, Canterbury

Mike Gornalle 0417 568 806 Karen Gornalle 0418 330 808


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Mona C1936. Glorious past, alluring future This generously proportioned 4 bedroom family home is set in serene garden surrounds framed by a canopy of century-old mature trees including Oaks, Ashes & Silver Birches. Superbly located in this exclusive enclave only moments from town, this charming deco-inspired property offers exciting scope for the new owner to add their own touches.

Auction Inspect Land

Saturday 12th October at 11am Saturdays 2-2.30 pm or by appointment 2583 sq. metres approx.

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Paul Keane 0419 330 571 Tom May 0413 996 185

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Inspection a must. Contact Hagan Haimona on 0418 173 571 now. Bonaccorde Property Services 4-42 Lochiel Avenue, Mount Martha VIC 3934

T: 03 5974 8900

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Cottage

BELGRAVE SOUTH 8 Chaundy Road (Mel Ref: 84 C5) “KOROLEVU” - 13.1HA (32 ACRE ) HILLTOP OASIS A stunning private estate featuring a substantial ‘builders own residence” in a hilltop setting with incredible panoramic views that extend from Westernport Bay, Port Philip Bay, the city skyline,You Yangs and outer northern Melbourne. The home offers complete comfort & fabulous entertainment elements with four bedrooms, fitted home office, step down lounge, large family room, rumpus, and solid timber kitchen. Finishes include dramatic rock wall and leadlight features, Tasmanian Myrtle timbers and so much more. A triple garage, extensive additional shedding and 2BR mud brick cottage are also featured. The property is brilliantly positioned, just off a sealed road, 10 mins from Belgrave rail, 10 mins from Fountain Gate and with direct access to inner Melbourne via either Wellington Rd or the Monash Freeway. A unique lifestyle holding in one of the region’s most spectacular settings.

Auction Saturday 12th October at 1:00pm Peter Watson 0418 105 402 or Graeme Curtis 0419 538 940 57 High Street, Berwick (03) 9707 6000 neilsonpartners.com.au SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 \ The weekly review 129


THE HOME DIRECTORY Blinds A/P Shutters & Blinds

Highest quality blinds and Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in all other window furnishings including Holland Blinds, Sun Screens, Awnings, Venetians, Romans and Curtains. Contact: 9818 1133 www.ap-shutters.com

BATHROOMS Bathrooms ‘R’ Us

We do it all, from renovations and remodelling to plumbing and electrical, plastering, waterproofing and tiling. Contact us 24 hours, 7 days a week and we will happily assist. Call us now for a quote. Contact: 0423 676 555 or 9530 0422 yosi1@netspace.net.au

Kitchen Specialists Zesta Kitchens

Your perfect kitchen can be easy and affordable. Professional In-home design with quick delivery. Made in Melbourne with a 10 year guarantee. See our style online at: www.zestakitchens.com.au Contact: Nunawading: 8878 9555 Richmond: 9429 7616 Mt Waverley: 9543 5755 Cheltenham: 9584 4491

Glass Tinting Solartech Glass Tinting

A cost effective solution to insulate the windows in your home and office resulting in reducing solar heat in summer and reducing heat loss in winter. Reduces glare, fading and blocks 99% UV radiation. One-way films give you privacy to enjoy the open view and light. Call for FREE quotes. Contact Kim 9521 1339 www.solartechglass.com.au

Gates Ri-Cal Improvements

Specialists in designing and fabricating all types of modern steel and aluminium gates. We cater for both the residential and commercial markets with our focus on modern and architectural styles. Updated gallery. Contact: Brett Kendall 0409 257 535 www.rical.com.au

BATHROOMS Bathrooms ‘R’ Us

Builders

We do it all, from renovations, plastering, plumbing and electrical, waterproofing, remodelling and tiling. Contact us 24 hours, 7 days a week and we will happily assist. Call us now for a quote. Contact: 0423 676 555 or 9530 0422. yosi1@netspace.net.au

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Pioneering Bathroom Designs Melbourne Design Awards 2011Winner and 2012 Melbourne Design Awards Shortlisted. Let us transform your tired/outdated bathroom into a modern and innovative design. With over 20 years experience, we specialise in all aspects of bathroom renovations. HIA 984704. pbd@live.com.au Contact: Sam 0439 115 225. www.pioneeringbathroomdesigns.com.au

Smarter Bathrooms Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call for an award winning interior designer to visit you. 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne. Contact: 1300 662 838. www.smarterbathrooms.com.au

BENCHTOPS & VANITIES Simple Benchtops Get your instant online quote at a time that suits you. We supply, manufacture and install high quality benchtops and vanities. Call us now or visit our website for more information. Contact: 1300 886 858. www.simplebenchtops.com.au

BLINDS A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality blinds and Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in all other window furnishings including Holland Blinds, Sun Screens, Awnings, Venetians, Romans and Curtains. Contact: 9818 1133. www.ap-shutters.com

MC Building MC Building is a multiple HIA award winning, residential builder. We specialise in new homes, extensions and renovations. With over 10 years proven experience, we pride ourselves on delivering professional advice, technical know-how and exceptional customer service through. Contact: 9661 0580. www.mcbuilding.net.au CLEANING PRODUCTS The Cleaning Shop Conveniently located at 283 High Street in Kew, The Cleaning Shop stocks an extensive range of cleaning products and supplies for all your domestic and commercial cleaning needs. Come visit owners Jolyon and Rosemarie Edwards who will promptly help you with all your cleaning inquiries. Contact: 9853 0177. www.thecleaningshop.com.au

Construction Rycon Developments The Construction Experts. We specialise in all aspects of construction from new homes, extensions and renovations, we can help you no matter what the budget. Call for a no obligation quote. Contact: 0435 727 755. www.rycondevelopments.com.au DECKING DeckSealRevival Pty Ltd 10 per cent off low season rates. Melbourne’s deck care and maintenance professional’s. Deck sanding, cleaning and sealing, interior floor sanding, concrete and paving cleaning and sealing available. Continually delivering a beautiful long lasting deck. Protect your deck from the winter rains. Contact: Brian 0410 537 164. www.decksealrevival.com.au Design & Renovations

Bracken Blinds & Shutters Specialises in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Showroom: 391 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or 9882 3332. www.brackenblinds.com.au

Helmex Specialises in the design and renovations

Benchtops & Vanities Simple Benchtops

Wardrobes

Get your instant online quote at a time that suits you. We supply, manufacture and install high quality benchtops and vanities. Call us now or visit our website for more information.

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of bathroom, kitchen and extensions. Your one-stopshop for everything that’s kitchen, bathroom fittings and door furniture needs. 520 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills North. info@helmex.com.au Contact: 9830 7441. www.helmex.com.au

Almara Cabinets

Winners of the Australian Achievers Award. Customdesigned wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Renovations, our specialty. Visit our showroom: 145-147 Williams Road, Dandenong. Contact: Richard 9793 8233 Fax: 9793 8243 www.almara.com.au

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SPRING 2013 Valdasigns Don’t move. Improve! Extend, renovate and style your home stress-free with WOW factor. From concept to preparation of specs for builders’ quotes, plans, permits and detailed project plans delivering on time, budget and quality. Contact: Valda Berzins: 0417 323 336. www.valdasigns.com.au Electrical Services J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all electrical installations: Extensions/Refurbishments, Stove/ Oven/Hot Water Repair, Switchboard upgrades, House Rewires, TV/Phone/Data, Safety switches. Free quotes. 24 hour service. Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772. www.jlhuttelectrical.com.au GARDEN CONSULTATIONS Town and Country Gardens Personalised service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks and revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice and garden designs ensuring individual gardening needs are fulfilled. Call us, we come to you. Contact: 9822 9704.

GATES Ri-cal Improvements Specialists in designing and fabricating all types of modern steel and aluminium gates. We cater for both the residential and commercial markets with our focus on modern and architectural styles. Call for a free quote. Contact: Brett 0409 257 535. www.rical.com.au Glass Insulation Solartech Glass Tinting - A new cost effective solution to reduce energy consumption in your home and office. In Winter, it reduces heat loss up to 25% through your windows and in Summer it rejects up to 57% of sun’s heat. Other benefits includes tinted appearance, glare reduction, UV reduction by 99% to reduce fading and sun damage to furnishings. One-way films will give you privacy so you can have your blinds up to enjoy the open view and light. Frosted and etched films will give you day and night privacy. Call for a free onsite consultation. Contact Kim 9521 1339. www.solartechglass.com.au

Design & Renovations Helmex

Helmex is based in Surrey Hills and specialises in the design and renovations of bathroom, kitchen and extensions. Helmex is your one-stop-shop for everything that’s kitchen, bathroom fittings and door furniture needs. 520 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills North. info@helmex.com.au Contact: 9830 7441 www.helmex.com.au


THE HOME DIRECTORY Insulation Contactors SL Insulation Pty Ltd Quality doesn’t cost, it pays! Here at SL Insulation, we supply and install top of the range Knauf Insulation Earthwool. Ceiling, Walls, Floor, Sisalation; we cover all aspects and tiers of insulation. Cooler in summer, warmer in winter. Contact: Steven 0431 344 088. www.facebook.com/SL.Insulation

KITCHEN RENOVATIONS Smarter Kitchens Live in the kitchen you love with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest kitchen renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call for an award winning interior designer to visit you. 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne. Contact: 1300 662 838. www.smarterbathrooms.com.au

KITCHEN SPECIALISTS Zesta Kitchens Your perfect kitchen can be easy and affordable. Professional In-home design with quick delivery. Made in Melbourne with a 10 year guarantee. See our style online. Contact: Nunawading: 8878 9555 Mt Waverley: 9543 5755 Richmond: 9429 7616 Cheltenham: 9584 4491 www.zestakitchens.com.au

Landscaping Plant n’ Pave Our passion is your landscape. Landscape contractor with 15 years experience offering paving, retaining wall construction and planting services including plant selection. Member of the Master Tradesman Association of Victoria. Contact: Jay Walton 0438 445 933 or email: jaywalton@mail.com www.plantnpave.com.au

Spruce Landscaping

With the arrival of Spring it’s time to get your garden in order. We deliver gardening jobs such as clean ups and mowing lawns to hedging, paving, planting, pruning, weeding, paving, irrigation, laying lawns, waste removal and more. Enjoy a well-presented garden adapted to your style and taste this season. Contact Jared: 0414 303 557. www.sprucelandscaping.com.au

Landscaping

ORGANIC GARDEN CARE Tom’s Secret Garden Winner of the

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Landscape Management & Maintenance Award, 2012 and 2011 Victorian Landscape Awards. Offering a personalised garden care service meeting the needs of discerning garden owners. Qualified and experienced in maintaining heritage, ornamental and formal gardens using sustainable principles and methods. Specialising in the establishment of organic kitchen gardens. Member of Landscaping Victoria. Contact: Tom 0409 412 699. www.tomssecretgarden.com.au

Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices guaranteed. Also specialising in all other window furnishings including Awnings and Roller Blinds. For a free, no obligation quote, please email: info@ap-shutters.com Contact: 9818 1133. www.ap-shutters.com

OVEN CLEANING Ovenu The oven cleaning & detailing specialists, we provide you with the ultimate professional domestic oven cleaning & detailing service that will leave your oven & other associated cooking appliances in near showroom condition. Return your oven to new using non caustic, biodegradable solutions. Introductory $10 discount. Contact: 1300 683 681. www.ovenu.com.au

Painters & Decorators Smooth Brush Master Painters We specialise in interior, exterior, homes, offices and factories. Here at Smooth Brush Master Painters, we pride ourselves in our personal services and guarantee our work to the clients satisfaction. Member of MPA. For free quotes, call us now. Contact: Danny 0417 543 854 or 9009 0774.

PAINTING Matt’s Painting & Decorating Personalised, highly effcient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Experienced porters paint applicator and specialist in wall paper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create. Contact: Matt 0418 384 620. www.mpainting.com.au

ROOFING The Roof Dentist

Our business is about maintaining a durable, dry and safe roof over your head. Tile and metal roof maintenance and replacement, guttering repairs, replacement and cleaning. Call us for a high quality and professional service. Contact Andrew: 0418 338 996 or Garry: 0419 473 156.

Decking Plant n’ Pave

Our passion is your landscape. Landscape construction specialist. We are able to quote on your existing landscape designs or give you some ideas of what we can do for you. With 15 years experience, we will help you choose the right solution for your garden needs. Give us a call us or find us online. Contact: Jay Walton 0438 445 933 www.plantnpave.com.au

Victorian Shutters & Shades Distributors of the Durafit® Shutter System. This premium product exceeds quality standards of most shutters available, providing peace of mind and a guarantee of quality. Also on offer an entire range of window furnishings. Showroom: 405 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills. Contact 9849 0355. www.vicshutters.com.au

SKYLIGHTS Diamond Skylights We are the Eastern suburbs Solatube Premier Dealer and Velux Roof Window official supplier. We have been supplying and installing these innovative products for 15 years to deliver daylight to dark rooms where natural light was previously unavailable. Visit our showroom to view our Energy Efficient Skylight displays. 145 Bell Street, Heidelberg Heights. Contact: 9455 0544. www.diamondskylights.com.au

TREE DOCTOR Frank Duke Total tree care, including reshaping or removals. Third-generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete customer satisfaction with individual assessment. Contact Paul 9509 4768.

WARDROBES Almara Cabinets Winners of the Australian Achievers’ Award. Customer-designed wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Renovations, our specialty. Visit our showroom: 145-147 Williams Road, Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233. www.almara.com.au

Green-Isle Built-In-Robes Built in wardrobes and bookcases. High standard of work and expert advice. Reliability guaranteed. Contact: Michael Clarke 0407 731 801 or AH 9350 6362. Skylights

Decksealrevival

10% off low season rates! Melbourne’s deck care and maintenance professional’s. Residential and commercial; Deck sanding, cleaning and sealing. Concrete and paving cleaning and sealing, interior floor sanding also available. Delivering a beautiful and long lasting deck surface. Protect your deck from the winter rains! Contact: Brian 0410 537 164 www.decksealrevival.com.au

Diamond Skylights

We are the Eastern suburbs Solatube Premier Dealer and Velux Roof Window official supplier. We have been supplying and installing these innovative products for 15 years to deliver daylight to dark rooms where natural light was previously unavailable. 145 Bell Street, Heidelberg Heights. Contact: 9455 0544 www.diamondskylights.com.au

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SPRING 2013 Electrical Services J.L Hutt Electrical

Specialising in all electrical installations: Extensions/ Refurbishments, Stove/ Oven/Hot water repair, Switchboard upgrades, House Rewires, TV/Phone/ Data and Safety switches. Free quotes. 24 hour

service. Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772 www.jlhuttelectrical.com.au

Garden Consultations Town and Country Gardens

Our personalised service includes solving existing garden problems, plant health checks and revamping or establishing a new garden. We offer professional and practical advice and garden designs to ensure your individual gardening needs are fulfilled. Call us, we come to you. Contact: 9822 9704

PAINTERS & DECORATORS Smooth Brush Master Painters

We specialise in interior, exterior, homes, offices and factories. Here at Smooth Brush Master Painters, we pride ourselves in our personal services and guarantee our work to the clients satisfaction. Member of MPA. For free quotes, call us now. Contact: Danny 0417 543 854 or 9009 0774

Shutters A/P Shutters & Blinds

Highest quality Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices guaranteed. Also specialising in all other window furnishings including Awnings and Roller Blinds. For a free, no obligation quote: Contact: 9818 1133 info@ap-shutters.com www.ap-shutters.com

Bathroom Renovations Smarter Bathrooms

Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838 Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne www.smarterbathrooms.com.au


Bib Stillwell BMW

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BIB STILLWELL BMW DELIVERS YOU BEAUTY, STYLE AND SHEER DRIVING PLEASURE. At Bib Stillwell BMW, we are continually striving to bring our customers a more exciting and convenient BMW ownership experience. We have a wide range of time and money saving options available which will provide you with peace of mind motoring for years to come. With two convenient locations, we commit to you that your ownership experience will be first class. Enjoy peace of mind motoring with the following available on our range of new vehicles: · · · ·

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