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Virginia trioli \ EvEryonE’s a top blokE whEn thEy’rE dEad

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veryone’s a top bloke when they’re dead, sang The usually shriek about being out on the streets if judges Chaser’s Andrew Hansen some years ago. There is don’t have the courage and the proper understanding of something about the mysterious and frightening “community concerns” to lock them away for the rest of transition to the netherworld that blunts our collective their lives. Unless they’re Chopper. scorn towards our fellow citizens and immediately Some of this is not so difficult to understand: it’s confers on them the status of hero. Or, at the very human nature to have a sneaking admiration for a bad least, top bloke. It seems to be the ultimate form of guy, and a city like Melbourne particularly likes its declining to kick a man when he’s down, given gangland characters – mostly because we have there’s no point lower that he can go. the luxury of only reading about them and of He is a Something like this has just happened with living lives far removed from their dangerous the high-profile death of stand-over man crook with domains (unless our children buy party drugs, and self-confessed murderer Mark Brandon but that’s another story and one we’d all rather heart “Chopper” Read. Reams of giddy newsprint not focus on). But the particular fondness were given over to celebrating – yes, celebrating for Chopper is something else altogether, and – the life and violent times of this man, and from for me the affection all comes down to humour: the pages emerges a violent, thuggish, but nonetheless the quality Australians revere above all others; the charming, winning bandit. He is a crook with heart; an personality trait that can elevate anyone above their outlaw to be spoken of in the same terms as Ned Kelly. crimes. Do a terrible thing, we’ll hang you high; but tell In truth, Read worked as a stand-over man and was a joke about it and we’ll give you a TV show. convicted of armed robbery, assault, kidnapping, arson, A film such as Chopper would never have been made, impersonating a police officer and attempted murder. and would never have been the success that it was, This is the sort of person that the tabloid newspapers without the disarming humour of a quite witty man at

its heart. And the apparent paradox of a violent man being funny and smart, quick and clever with words gives him a piquancy that makes it easy for some to overlook an awful history. It’s what drew journalists Andrew Rule and John Silvester to Read and to begin their writing partnership. It’s what turned public opinion against the producers of a late-night TV chat show when Read got drunk in the green room and appeared foul-mouthed on air: Read was not the villain, instead those who provided him with beer were. One of my closest friends is a former County Court judge who had a little to do with Chopper in his early days. Now, this is a man who finds little about malfeasance to be funny: he’s not a humourless man, but he is a deeply moral and sober man who takes the law seriously. But ask him about Chopper and a smile immediately starts to play about his face, his voice lifts and the anecdotes come pouring out with more enthusiasm and, yes, even affection than I think he’d like to admit. There was something about this bad, violent but funny man that seems to have got under the skin of so many who surely knew better. \

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he horrifying fact of the matter is we bought some new scales. They are the accurate, digital kind, purchased to replace the clunky old ones that were much-loved and cherished for years, possibly because, as we’ve now discovered, they rendered the two adults in this house four kilograms lighter than was actually the case. Spring is sprung and so are we. No longer able to pretend we still sit within a healthy weight range. No longer able to feign surprise when we weigh in at the doctors, or pop onto someone else’s scales just to like, compare. And there we both were, telling ourselves everyone else’s scales were wrong. Our old scales were correct because we’d had them for so long. The situation is dire. Well not dire, but worse than we thought. The ubiquitous five kilos we and everyone else I know feels they need to lose, is now considerably more for the two adults in this house. It’s a number I’m not that keen to say out loud at this stage. And I hate this time of year, when the possibility of having to get out in public in short sleeves and summer dresses looms. I can’t bear to go through another hot season layering sarongs and scarfs on top of each other to cover bits I don’t want to share. (And I’m not going to say tuckshop-lady arms because my arms are an insult to tuckshop ladies, so lets just say that area in particular is in need of work). Being just that little bit overweight is the ultimate first world problem. We eat too much, it doesn’t make us look good, and eventually it will make us sick. The older one gets the less one cares about the looks bit, but the more important it becomes to not have weight hanging around our mid-section. Gaining weight is fun – it involves cooking and

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socialising, tea and cake and roast dinners. Losing it involves abstinence, carrot sticks and focus, focus, focus. I’m trying my hardest to swap chocolate for fruit, wine for mineral water (just every now I’m just and then), and to ramp up the vegies and fibre. taking it I’m not alone. The great Spring Panic is one mint everywhere. Venture down to your local park slice at a right now and tell me the evidence isn’t all time over the place. People in spanking new Nike running shoes attempting to make it around the oval at least once, bootcampers, personal trainers and iPhones attached to Lorna Jane-wearing fast walkers pounding all over the pavement. It’s busier than the post-New Year resolution, first week of January at the moment. Will any of us last the distance? Will we get to the place we need to be and stay there? Will any of us ever win the great weight war, and sit comfortably and happily at a healthy weight. I’m just taking it one mint slice at a time. And unlike the old scales, which might have deigned to flicker a little bit after about a month of hard work, the new ones are much more responsive, and show every little bit of weight loss, even just a little point-something of a kilogram. Watching them go down can be quite exciting, which sounds pathetic really, the things that get you going in middle age. But there may be some good in bad. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcoMe your feedback @

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BARIStA \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS KRIMPER CAFÉ This is industrial-themed, CAFÉ grungy-laneway Melbourne done to its absolute best. Architect Mun

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Soon says he was fortunate to buy this this year. “Fifty per cent of their coffee is former furniture factory and wanted to give pour-over. I was making hundreds a day and something back to the city that nurtured became the pour-over queen,” she says. him as a student. Sena and her partner, Tom Ervin-Ward, Soon inherited the café’s namesake – opened Naked Espresso in Little Bourke a 1950s dresser by acclaimed Romanian Street about 18 months ago. It was their first furniture designer Schulim Krimper – café and the pair spent a year running the and bought the old sawmill, which tiny espresso bar. was most recently an art gallery, “Tom and I set up the business “I became two years ago. then felt it was time to do something the “This was an old furniture new,” she says. pour-over factory once, too, so it was nice to He now works in the roasting and be able to display the Krimper piece training departments at Espresso queen” in the café,” Soon says. “I love coffee Syndicate and Sena joined Krimper and have been talking with Nolan shortly after it opened. Hirte, of Proud Mary Coffee, for a long She grew up in Singapore and has time. When I said I was opening a café, he worked at Axil Coffee Roasters in Hawthorn, said he would look after me.” but has spent much of her coffee career He spent his weekends finding the old travelling and learning from fellow baristas. factory chairs “for about the same price I “In the last year I have been able to do could have paid for new ones” and collected things that I could not have done as the the 17 pendant lights that float like spaceships owner of a café and have developed my skills above the service counter. further,” she says. Krimper opened in mid-June. Soon is using The café uses Proud Mary’s buttery, its upper levels as leased offices and a seminar caramelly honeysuckle blend for espressos and function space. Cobblestoned Guildford and also offers its subtle single-origin coffees Lane is tucked off Queen Street and houses as filter brews. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au many historically significant buildings.

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Business profile \ Cosi mixes fine food in a casual setting, writes Cheryl CritChley

“I was inspired by mum because she was such a good cook,” Sanders says. “Her chicken soup was amazing.” Mercurio and Caterina were welcoming and generous so their home was often full of visitors enjoying food and good conversation. This had a profound effect on their daughter. After finishing school, she worked in the fledgling computer industry with a company that computerised payroll systems. Sanders travelled Australia implementing programs for TAA and mining companies in outback Queensland. “it While based in Melbourne and working started on the TAA project in Adelaide, she met her with a husband, Adam, who worked for the same passion to company. He transferred to Melbourne and feed they married 27 years ago. When Sanders turned 40 the couple spent people” a year in Italy, including the southern coast near the Mediterranean where she grew up. Both were enchanted by the cafés in Rome selling quality pizza by the slice, and decided to enter the hospitality industry in Melbourne. Connie went back to Italy to research the food and buy an Italian pizza oven. They opened Café A Taglio in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, where they served gourmet pizza by the slice and had one of Melbourne’s first communal restaurant dining tables. Based on the authentic Italian version, each pizza had just two or three ingredients of exceptional quality. “The parmesan came from a big wheel of parmesan; ham we would slice,” Sanders says. Café A Taglio did well but it was hard work. After four years, Connie and Adam moved with Caterina to Sydney to be closer to family. They returned seeking another challenge, and in 2002 took over Cosi Bar Ristorante in Toorak Road, South Yarra. Cosi had opened in 1996 and was initially more bar than restaurant. With smoking laws tightening, Connie and Adam placed more emphasis on food. Patrons could still drop in for a coffee or a cold drink at any time, but it became better known for its cuisine. The simple, modern interior with polished floorboards, wooden chairs and oval skylight has stood the test of time, as has the name, although its origins are uncertain. Adam says it could be the opera Cosi Fan Tutte or a simple Italian saying for frustration. “They’ll shrug their shoulders and say, ‘e cosi’,” he says. The front awning and menus have also been updated with their trademark oval in a range of colours. Dishes have evolved, but not too much. Regulars continue to rave about the lightly flavoured calamari and Mi Qui chocolate soufflé, which were originals on the menu. Cosi’s mix of fine food in a casual atmosphere continues to attract loyal clients of all ages, from children to centenarians. It also pays homage to Caterina’s use of fresh, local ingredients. Chef Nick Payne trained in Sydney with James Privett at Bistro CBD and has worked in Europe. He channels A life of good his creativity into new dishes such as a delicate cured food: Connie duck salad with onion, watermelon, pine nuts and and Adam rocket, as well as basil-cured ocean trout salad with Sanders pay avocado, cucumber and salsa vierge. homage to Patrons can dine outdoors on cosmopolitan Toorak fresh, local Road, indoors or in the cosy courtyard. Adam and ingredients. Connie both work on the floor to stay connected to (ChriS their customers. hopkinS) “Places are like people in a way; they have personalities,” she says. “For me it started with a passion to feed people and for people themselves.” \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ome of Connie Sanders’ favourite childhood memories involve food. The sweet smell of roasting peppers still evokes images of her grandmother in Italy, who used to roast them in large tins with her neighbours outside her home. Families grew most of their fruit and vegetables and were largely self-sufficient. When Sanders and her family migrated to Australia, the tradition continued. She arrived as a nine-year-old in 1964, among the last wave of postwar European migrants. With four older brothers, she immersed herself in books. No family members spoke English and there were no classes, so Sanders taught herself. “I learnt my English by reading Charles Dickens at the local library,” she says. “I still sometimes have an old-fashioned turn of phrase.” Her late father, Mercurio, moved the family from 10 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 16, 2013

Sydney to country New South Wales where he was an administrator at a steelworks. Wife Caterina was a proud mother and excellent Italian-style cook. What the family lacked in money they made up for in fresh food. Mercurio grew vegetables, fruit trees and herbs. He had a shed for his tools and another for food - jars of preserves, drying oregano, and fruits such as persimmons and figs. Mercurio also made his own wine. “One of my earliest memories . . . was that he built this concrete tub and pressed the grapes,” Sanders says. Caterina was in charge of the kitchen and produced fragrant dishes way ahead of their time in rural 1960s and ’70s Australia. She pulverised chicken breasts, fashioning them into tiny balls for her legendary chicken soup, made delicious preserves and chargrilled fish with herbs, garlic, oil and water that she called “agliata”.

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Food \ kendall hill reviews Maha

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(Darrian Traynor)

ive years on, it’s hard to know what to make of Maha. Over two visits, dining at Melbourne’s one-time best new restaurant seesaws between really good and underwhelming. BoatFortunately the second visit is the better of the two, SMuggler’S SteW so maybe chef Shane Delia’s decision to quit his stake in Hawthorn’s St Katherine’s to concentrate on Maha (and his myriad commitments to TV, charity and self-promotion) is paying off. But on visit one it seems like Maha has lost its mojo. The décor – jewel-coloured carpets, dark woods, vivid walls, textures and textiles – looks faded and jaded despite the subtle lighting. The menu declares that Delia’s family crest means “Strength in Hospitality”, but there’s precious little of that in evidence. Bland waiters recite their lines before progressing to the next table to rattle off the same spiel. All rapid-fire delivery and no engagement. Though, credit where it’s due, the fact that Delia has a family crest is impressive. There’s a mix up with menus, and later with the cutlery. Dishes packed with enticing Levantine tastes sometimes want for technique, as in the 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder with pistachio and green olive tabbouleh. The meat has deliciously rich flavours but it’s baked dry. The standout of our six-course Latifa menu ($95 a head) is the “boat-smugglers stew” – a signature dish with a silly backstory. According to his PR agency, Delia met a man in Iran who smuggled hooch from Dubai. The smuggler took the chef to his island home in the Persian Gulf and treated Delia to a traditional fish and tamarind stew. In Delia’s tribute dish, the stew is anchored by a fat wad of slow-cooked pork, heady with tamarind and turmeric. There are red mullet pieces stuffed with prawn, cooked tempura style in a light chickpea and rice-flour batter, and some pretty watermelon radishes (all looks, no flavour). Both fish and pork are terrific but it feels like a forced marriage. At the end of the meal, faced with a $300-plus bill, I ponder all the eating places I would have rather spent the money. to $285. But if you dig deep you can find a Flametree But that was then. On the return visit, just a few weeks Chardonnay from WA for $48 (as opposed to $18.05 at Bookings ago, there’s a revived energy to Maha. Dan Murphy’s). Bookings are as tough as ever. After three failed There are two pages of arak and raki for those who are as tough attempts we settle for seats at the bar on a Friday night. prefer shots of “lion’s milk” with their mezze. as ever This turns out to be a good thing – the bar offers the The food’s not cheap, either. You can à la carte at best people watching in the place. $25 an entrée and $40 a main, or choose from sharing It’s fun back here, especially with a killer cocktail such menus priced from $75 to $125. We plump for the $75 as the pomegranate sour, packed with antioxidants, Soufra option – four sharing courses divided into cold vanilla vodka and egg white. and hot entrées, mains and dessert. “Personally, I’d serve this one as a dessert. Or any There is so much food. A garlicky tarator dip time,” my dinner date says. smothered with a rubble of dried figs, walnuts and duck Cocktails aside the wine list is intriguing, with pieces. Arak-cured kingfish with an appealingly silky, offerings from Lebanon and Israel, and expensive. slightly sticky texture, and fragrant with fennel. Drops by the glass top out at $87; half bottles go up Of the warm starters, salmon with frozen yoghurt

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dust and jellied whey (much nicer than they sound) is like a marine candy with a flurry of flying fish roe. Chicken wings, deboned and stuffed with an oddtasting sausage, are not much fun. A shellfish dish of (three) mussels, (three) prawns and (three) scallops clinging to saffron- and harissa-smeared balls of moghrabieh (fat couscous) gives great texture and flavours but skimps on the seafood. Dessert arrives as three tasters – a cannoli-style filled tube of ricotta dusted with cinnamon icing sugar, a small glass of peanut-butter caramel, and some bombolini-style doughnuts concealing a sliver of Turkish delight. Pleasant salty-sweet treats, none of them amazing. The wine matches ($55 with the Soufra menu) are more fulfilling. A trebbiano, a Lebanese rosé, a nice local pinot, a Moroccan shiraz … and for dessert we get to choose whichever sticky we want. Squee. A Cypriot Commandaria and Pedro Ximénez sherry smother the sweets but the Coal River late-harvest riesling is just right. A bit like the whole experience, second time round, at Maha. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au to read More revieWS

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We rate it Chef \ Shane Delia and nick Korceba

Highlights \ Exotic tastes. Pomegranate sour. Smart wine service Lowlights \ inconsistency Bookings \ yes

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Decanter \ Ben Thomas discovers The joys of local gin

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classic style, long history

i distil the botanicals separately, which is what made sense to me

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o my mind, there’s no more refreshing drink than a gin and tonic. The moment the weather warms up, a place in our fridge is permanently reserved for tonic water, and lime becomes one of the first items on the shopping list. But this year the routine’s changing slightly – the gin will be Australian. It’s not a parochial decision. Local gins such as The West Winds Gin, a recent medallist at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and Melbourne Gin Company are as good as any import. The Melbourne Gin Company, made by winemaker Andrew Marks at Gembrook in the Yarra Valley, got its start after Marks experimented with a small, off-the-shelf still at his Collingwood home. “On the back of the trials I got to within 20 per cent of where I wanted to be, went the whole hog and got myself licensed – going through the right channels was a fouror five-month process – and once I’d done that I bought a still,” says Marks, who makes wine at his family’s winery in the Yarra Valley, Gembrook Hill, and wines under his own wine label, The Wanderer. “It’s a 130-litre alembic [bain marie-type] copper pot from Portugal, which they used to use for perfume making. It’s perfect for small batches and working with botanicals as it doesn’t overheat them. Since it arrived, Marks has spent 18 months distilling every Saturday. “There’s no book on how to make gin, so I’ve been experimenting,” he says. “I always had it in the back of my mind I’d be making a London Dry-style so it was always going to be juniper and coriander based. On the back of that I trialled a heap of flavours I thought would work with them, including rosemary from our garden and grapefruit from the winery at Gembrook.” To finalise the recipe

- Andrew Marks

for his Melbourne Gin Company gin, or MGC for short, Marks turned to his winemaking background and the skill of blending grapes to achieve a perfect balance. “I distill the botanicals separately, which is what made sense to me . . . What I wanted to do was to find out what the characteristics were for each of the botanicals in the still, then I looked at them individually and blended them back together to develop my recipe.” Once the gin is blended Marks breaks it down with Gembrook rain water, bottles it and sends it out to Melbourne’s bars and better bottle shops. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au

Gin has a fascinating history that dates back 1000 years to northern Italy, where white spirit was flavoured with juniper. It’s no coincidence that the Italian word for juniper is ginepro. Bartender Fred Siggins, who mixes drinks at Fitzroy’s Black Pearl and regularly competes in national and global cocktail competitions, takes up the story. “London Dry is the classic style of gin, which is citrus and juniper heavy, usually contains coriander in the botanicals and is by far the most popular style,” says Siggins. Plymouth gin, which has its own appellation due to its long association with the British Navy, is similar in style. “Then you have precursors to the London Dry style – immediately there’s Old Tom gin, which is sweeter and not as dry as London Dry. Its origin dates back to London’s Industrial Revolution, when there was no regulation and people were making a huge amount of poor-quality gin. Sugar was added to mask its impurities. “The story goes that in the unlicensed gin joints they would have a cat’s head plaque sticking out of the wall, where you would put a penny in a slot and hold your cup up to the cat’s mouth and you would get a nip of gin.” \

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This is one of the most edgy, enjoyable sauvignon blancs going around. It starts with a floral bouquet of citrus, flint, smoky oak – this sees part fermentation in old oak barrels – and tropical fruits. It moves on to a line of intense grapefruit and lemon, more of the mineral notes – flint and chalk especially – with apple and pawpaw flavours in the background. There’s texture, a light spritz, which adds to the wine’s refreshment, and a persistent finish. Food match \ John Dory and beurre blanc sauce

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The grape that’s generally used as a blender gets a solo run here. It’s a star turn, too, with a delightful bouquet of violets, loam, menthol, liquorice and red berries. It’s a delicious expression of cab franc, this needs time to open up properly. Its structure is built for the long haul, with bright acid and fine, drying tannins that scream for food – rareish lamb now, or wait for the tannins to settle down. Length, flavour, it’s all there – and at a good price, too. Food match \ Grilled lamb rump

A coming-of-age wine for brothers and third-generation Barrys, Tom and Sam. Their rite of passage, like their dad before them, was to create a wine that makes a mark on the Jim Barry brand, and they’ve taken on the classic Australian blend: shiraz and cab sav. Blackberry and spice aromas are given ample support by cedar, oak, red berries and floral lavender, which flow nicely onto the tongue. It’s an effortless wine to drink, with the shiraz and cabernet complementing each other really well. Food match \ A burger with the lot

(McLaren Vale) $25; 12 per cent ★★★★ silkY

A pioneer of Italian grape varieties in Australia – Coriole has been at it since 1985 – has done it again with the grape from Campania in Italy’s south. Pear, citrus, herbs and blossom combine to create a heady, sensuous bouquet. Smooth and silky, it’s complex and serious, but equally enjoyable, with intense flavours of lemon juice and pith, peach, pear and more of the interesting herb flavours. There’s a nice line of grippy acid and decent carry to the crisp, refreshing finish. Food match \ Grilled garlic prawns

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(Mornington Peninsula) $23.50; 13 per cent ★★★★★ I ate a bunch of chardonnay grapes from the Yabby Lake vineyard at its cellar door in 2012 – the grapes on the tightly packed bunch were the nicest I’ve eaten. Now I think of it, they may have been part of a table display. Take this out of the fridge an hour before you want to drink it – you’ll be rewarded with funky gunsmoke, white nectarine, cantaloupe rind and lemon zest aromas and a similar array of intense flavours. A lovely structure, with a bright line of acid and powdery tannins, completes the package. Food match \ Roast chicken

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IntervIew \ PETER WILMOTH TaLks TO suE PIETERs-HaWkE abOuT bOb, HazEL, and HER OWn LaTEsT PassIOn

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ue Pieters-Hawke tells a great story about being six years old when her father, Bob Hawke, was launching his political career. Hawke stood (unsuccessfully) for the seat of Corio in the 1963 federal election, which meant the family lived in Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula for a while. “I remember tramping around farms with him,” Pieters-Hawke says. “I was fascinated [by politics] even then. I remember when he came home on election night – they wouldn’t let me go to the tally room – I made him promise he’d wake me up and he did. I said, ‘Did you win, daddy?’ ‘No’, he said, and then he started explaining about DLP preferences.” It’s a touching vignette from the life of the Hawke family, so deeply immersed in politics of one form or another for so long. And it’s hard not to love the idea of a six-year-old being schooled on the preference system at midnight. It’s hard to imagine a better campaigner for the issue of dementia than Pieters-Hawke. Eloquent, passionate and decidedly no-nonsense, she has a deep understanding of the condition, and the effect it has on the sufferer and those who look after them. She was, after all, the main carer* for her mother, the much-loved Hazel Hawke, who died in May after some years living with dementia. (*Carers Week, 13-19 October)

challenging, I could work less … There is the heartache and the overwhelm that a lot of carers grapple with. “There were times when I was not in good shape and didn’t do well. But also it’s a massive enrichment. You can return something to somebody who’s given you so much, who you love. You care about the quality of their life so you do what you can to make a difference in that. There are a lot of funny moments and companionable moments and sweet moments, too.” “[Brother] Stephen and [sister] Ros came over when they could. I was mostly the primary person. My son and daughter were teenagers in the early stages and they were fabulous with mum. Grandchildren of people with dementia I think shouldn’t be protected, they should be included. That’s another reason for important and accurate information. “For younger children there are some good books out now such as Why Is Grandpa Different? To protect kids from the realities of life does them no favours. My kids are richer people [for this experience]. In the nine days before mum died we were all with her and the kids were there, too, and when she died. We have such ‘avoidant’ attitudes towards death that we suffer more than we should. It’s sad to lose somebody, but it is in the natural order of things.” She was very moved by the national grief when her

The Carer We’ve met at the Darebin Arts Centre, where Pieters-Hawke has just delivered a presentation to carers. She often speaks to those who have a partner at an early stage of dementia, as well as people who work helping provide services or support. “Dementia is a condition of symptoms that affect reasoning, thinking, behaviour, memory, perception, cognition, emotions, depending on where the brain damage is,” she says. “There are over 100 different causes of it and Alzheimer’s is the best known. “I talk about how important it is to connect with other people and learn about their experiences,” she says. “I talk about practical realities, ways to adjust thinking to make it a more productive and valued experience, both for ourselves and for the people we care for. And the importance of caring for ourselves as carers. It’s the oxygen-mask principle – you know the safety demonstrations on a plane. We’re no use to anybody if we don’t look after ourselves. A lot of carers don’t think to treat themselves as important. We tend to place ourselves last.” Learning how to care for a loved one with dementia is a “steep learning curve”, she says. “We are in situations where we’ve got a lot of grief or fear, hard stuff. As things change, you grieve some of the changes. I argue against us looking at a person as being lost. They’re changing. They are still fully experiencing their lives and that’s one of the things I talk about that’s very important, that we not be dismissive of their experience because they’re changing. “Dementia causes changes in the brain, which causes change in perception, processing, reasoning

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and behaviour. But there are things we can learn and adjustments we can make that can help us relate to that in a positive way. “That doesn’t mean we don’t grieve those changes. We do. But if we reframe how we look at it away from the historical, very negative views of people with dementia, we can bring a much more positive set of attitudes to bear and we can also often create quite different outcomes.” Pieters-Hawke has written two books on the subject, Hazel’s Journey (2004), the story of her mother’s experience with Alzheimer’s, and Hazel – My Mother’s Story (2011), a biography. I asked Pieters-Hawke about her mother’s illness. “It’s gradual. You can have the disease for many years before you get the symptoms of dementia. In mum’s case it was gradual. There were different things to do with memory, with how she processed stuff, with being a bit more emotionally reserved. And you wonder. She didn’t want to go for diagnosis so I didn’t push her. And I didn’t understand then that there can be advantages in giving a diagnosis. Eventually that point came. “Then there came a time when you had to go round and help her get ready and be there and manage the timing [of outings], from her doing her own medication, to me making them up for her and then she got confused, so I had to give them to her each day.” Pieters-Hawke went round to her mother’s every day, and then moved in next door to her. For five years she was able to care for her at close range. Did it enrich Pieters-Hawke’s life? “Yes. And at times it was also very difficult and

mother died. “I was a bit amazed by the scale of it, to be honest,” she says. “I was moved by the absolute genuineness of the affection and respect. Very moved, very grateful and very appreciative of it.” I say that Hazel was regarded as a wonderful, warm, energetic and generous person. “Well, they were right in that respect,” she says. “Mum was incapable of artifice. She couldn’t tell a lie to save herself. What you saw was what you got.” Growing up a Hawke wasn’t always easy, she says. “I recall something my mother always said – ‘It’s roundabouts and swings’. There were aspects of it that were difficult, but there were also enormous privileges and opportunities. “There was a sense of exposure sometimes when you don’t want it, people judging and not having a clue. But there are also opportunities in what you learn and what you’re exposed to. “I had two fabulous parents as role models in life, each in very different ways. Very different people. You’ve said a fair bit about mum, and I think with dad there was a wholehearted commitment to being of service to the wider community. I never doubted the authenticity of his motivation. “I was very much inculcated with a sense that life lived just for your own selfish concerns is not a particularly valid or satisfying way, that the contribution is the stuff that holds community together.” Was it an interesting ride? “Dad did interesting things with interesting people, faced interesting issues. You learn a lot.”


Memories: Sue Pieters-Hawke at home in Sydney. She says she had “two fabulous parents as role models”. (Mick TSikaS)

Pieters-Hawke has used her profile to advance the cause of dementia awareness. “Once mum went public with having dementia – and people had the affection and respect and regret that they felt for her – I think it created a space in which to continue the work of advocacy that wouldn’t have happened with anonymity,” she says. “Your experience isn’t different at the end of the day, it just gives you a bit more of a platform to connect with people.” Pieters-Hawke lives in Sydney and is “happily single” after separating 10 years ago. “I get on very well with my ex-husband. He’s working in France and I’ve just been over and spent some time there. He works at a Buddhist retreat. I did a retreat and he looked after me, so that was nice.”

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he says she loves being single. “You can be legitimately selfish. I spent my first 25 years growing up. My next 25 years very happily dominated by other people and their needs. Happily, you’re considering other people all the time. Now I can do what I bloody well like and I love it! It’s sort of like when you leave university and the world’s a blank canvas. I feel like that again. It’s fantastic.” She is a Buddhist. “I don’t bang on about that, but that is quietly very important to me,” she says. “I call myself a small-b Buddhist.” She is close to her family and often visits her father, now aged 83. “I had dinner with dad and Blanche the other night. Family’s still very important.” I asked about an incident at Brisbane Airport in 2011 when d’Alpuget and Pieters-Hawke reportedly had an altercation and police were called. “It’s a load of nonsense,” she says. “It’s nobody’s business. Look, shit happens in families. It’s nothing more than ‘Yeah, that shit happened’.” They’re good now? “I wouldn’t do it [visit them] otherwise. As I said, I’m selfish now.” The issue was reportedly sparked by Pieters-Hawke’s view that in d’Alpuget’s writing on Bob, Hazel was not adequately represented. “As is well known, I think there were certain misrepresentations made,” Pieters-Hawke says now. “I don’t think that it was done maliciously or deliberately, they didn’t know each other well, and had no reason to like each other. But I don’t think there was any ill will or anything like that.” Meanwhile, in her writings and presentations, Pieters-Hawke has a lot of work to do to try to raise awareness of dementia. She talks about the “baggage” of dementia, which she wants to break down. “It has such a spectre of negativity, of inevitability and of powerlessness – you don’t think there’s anything you can do. That’s one of the reasons we have to change our thinking. “My vision is to create a dementia-literate, dementia-friendly society so that when somebody receives a diagnosis, it’s still going to be tragic, but it’s not going to carry all the prejudicial, ‘There’s nothing I can do to make a difference’, stuff that goes with it.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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Nigel Sandiford is 62. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February and he admits he took the news badly. Cancer Council Victoria estimates 4680 cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed annually and men aged 65-79 account for more than half of those. The cancer has a 91 per cent survival rate, the second highest of any cancer, after testicular. While prostate cancer is largely linked to family history and old age, Cancer Council research shows men with a waistline larger than 100 centimetres have a 43 per cent higher risk of an aggressive form of the disease. Before his February bombshell, Sandiford led a life many men would happily choose. He was the founder of EA Games in Australasia and spent his days doing what he loved – designing and launching video games. For decades, the globetrotter, originally from Britain, neglected his health and, he admits, did it consciously. “Men are stubborn because we are proud, infallible, we don’t like to communicate and don’t admit when things are wrong. I was travelling a lot, eating hotel and aeroplane meals. I was ignoring my health – it’s as simple as that – because I loved my job. I could have made time to stay fit, but I chose not to.” Gyms were a no-go zone for Sandiford – filled with people trying to impress and “too much like a social club”. But on the day of his diagnosis, his attitude changed. “The specialist I saw pretty much told me what my problem was, that one day I would die from it and that was that,’’ he says. “Fair to say, I took it very badly and went into shock. Being diagnosed with cancer really plays with your head. It’s such devastating news and it prompts you to scrutinise yourself.” He then made it his mission to be in the surviving 91 per cent. He began eating better, signed up for personal-training sessions almost daily, and began talking about his flaws. “I thought to myself, it cannot

be a life sentence,” he says. Sandiford’s blood tests have since shown a steady decline in Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) levels – which indicate the presence of cancer – and every day the prospect of having surgery seems a little less likely. “If I had a choice between being perfectly healthy and being impotent, I am taking healthy. That said, I am lucky and if I have a choice between dying and being impotent, I’m taking impotence – but only if the alternative is death,” he says. Almost three decades younger than Sandiford, visual merchandiser Jason Tyrell is a model of good health and discipline. The 35-year-old starts each day at 5.30am. His breakfast, lunch and every snack are already packed, along with his gym bag and toothbrush.

Fitness regimen: Jason Tyrell, 35 (above) used to justify having Maccas every other week. Wake-up call: Nigel Sandiford, 62, has a new lease on life after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. (EDDIE MORTON)

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“You’ve got to be disciplined if you’re serious about living a healthy lifestyle,” he says as he peels back the Velcro from his boxing gloves. But it wasn’t always this way. Tyrell says that for years car travel, public transport, regular flights around the country for work and very little walking led to a less-than-desirable holiday photo album. “We can find an excuse to not exercise around every corner. And like most guys, work was my excuse. The first thing I dropped when I became busy with work was my exercise. While my partner was getting healthy, I remember I used to say to myself, ‘I’m doing it in my own way’. “I used to justify having McDonald’s once a fortnight and treating myself to junk food on the odd occasion. When you add it all up, you realise you’re facing a slippery slope to becoming overweight and unhealthy.” Tyrell doesn’t sympathise with others who say they’re too busy to look after themselves. He says it is more a case of altering your mental state than being physically capable and, of course, refusing junk food. “I don’t like big, crowded gyms, either,” he says. “The key for younger men is actually eating better and preparing so that you don’t find yourself reaching for the work vending machine between lunch and dinner.” He says his strict fitness regimen has made him feel more confident. “Men should not wait until the doctor says to do something about it.” The skinny of it is that most men don’t want to go to a gym to pump iron. They know they need to take better care of themselves, but they want to do it subtly, without putting on a show for a room filled with bodybuilders. “And let’s be honest, how many people on their deathbed say they wish they spent more time at work?” \ emorton@theweeklyreview.com.au » TWR found Nigel and Jason through Donna Aston Fitness » www.donnaaston.com

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he trip was stormy and scary; no one slept much. Three men steered the boat, surviving on just two hours’ sleep each a night. After seven days and nights at sea, the 8 x 1.5-metre boat carrying 21 people finally reached Thailand – only to be turned away at gunpoint by Thai authorities. Feeling defeated, the occupants collapsed into the boat and cried themselves to sleep, allowing the boat to drift away. Finally, a group of Thai villagers took pity and fed them, calling police. The exhausted asylum seekers, who were fleeing post-Vietnam War communist rule, were put onto a larger boat and towed to Malaysia, where Nhariah Tran, then just three, her mother Mung, father Tien and uncle Dong spent the next two years at a refugee camp on Pulau Bidong Island. They lived on rations in makeshift timber homes, sleeping on the floor with 10 others. Adults attended trade skill and English classes while children, including Nhariah, played on the beach. “I have kind memories of going to the beach on the island,” Tran recalls. “I was a happy kid.” Tien, Mung and Nhariah had already tried to leave Vietnam by boat three times over three years. After much deliberation the Tran family, from Kian Giang in the Mekong Delta region of South Vietnam, decided to try again. “At the refugee camp, people talked about Australia as a place where opportunities to work were plenty; people were warm, caring and welcoming,” Tran says. Her uncle went to Holland and the others arrived

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in Melbourne in 1990, receiving government support to rent a house in Springvale and take English classes. It was life-changing for Tran, now 28 and head of the arts at Sacré Cœur in Glen Iris. The beautiful and historic school is a world away from those early days for the young teacher, who remembers those challenging times well. “We had immense support in getting started as we came with what was on our back,” Tran says over coffee in the school’s spacious café/canteen. “My parents were ecstatic to come to Australia, with the supportive welfare system and the openness of heart that everyone showed them.” After having her sister Vinna, now 22, in late 1990, Tran’s parents worked in factories to put their daughters through school. Tien started a business pressing clothes and Mung works in a bakery. The Trans’ welcome was in stark contrast to the attitudes of both sides of politics now. She is disappointed with the handling of asylum seekers now and believes information surrounding the debate needs to be more transparent. “This way, we as a nation can be better informed and do everything in our capacity to protect those in desperate need, to save lives and to not waste human potential. “I definitely felt welcome and so did my parents. The Vietnamese community in Springvale was definitely a saviour in cushioning the reality of leaving home to a country with foreign language, people and culture.” Tran attended St Joseph’s Primary School in Springvale and St John Vianney’s Primary School

in Mulgrave, then high school at Sacred Heart Girls’ College in Oakleigh. She enjoyed school and appreciated every opportunity. “I remember one morning in grade 2, I woke up early, full of excitement to go to school. I couldn’t wait any longer at home and started walking to school at 6am. I arrived at school at 6.30 and sat outside in the rain waiting for the gates to open at 7.30am,” she says. “I remember wishing the holidays would end, so I could go back to school.” While she played netball and did Little Athletics, Tran also enjoyed art. Tien had been a wedding photographer in Vietnam and, when the family settled here, Mung would help him organise photo sessions of their girls in local parks. Her parents encouraged her to try a profession such as pharmacy, but she was drawn to the arts. After being accepted to study psychology and managing/marketing at Monash University, at the last minute Tran changed to a double degree in visual arts and education. It was a risky but inspired decision. Until that point she hadn’t considered teaching. The visual arts course was challenging and taught her to think more conceptually, which she now sees helped her to be more creative, versatile and adaptable as a teacher. After graduating, Tran was invited to a Sacré Cœur art show. “I was enchanted immediately,” she says. “I fell in love with the school grounds and I was very impressed with the excellent years 7 to VCE works presented. I was determined to be part of this incredible visual arts team.”


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“I live and breathe art and design and am passionate about Learning; I want to share that with students”

A job came up soon after and a “really, really excited” Tran started in 2009. She is now head of the arts department and a year 12 home teacher, teaching year 11 visual communication design, year 12 studio arts, year 9 design and co-ordinating the school magazine. Sacré Cœur is a Catholic independent school for girls from prep to year 12 founded by the French order of nuns, the Society of the Sacred Heart, in 1888. It has a strong commitment to the arts, which allows Tran to create and oversee an innovative curriculum. For example a new lunchtime The Arts Speaker series has included speakers such as interior designer Beatrix Rowe, Nina and Pascal Menezes from The Red Balloon Candy Artisans, and Instagram art director and stylist, Stephanie Somebody (Stephanie Stamatis). Tran and her team also developed events for the school’s annual Arts Week. This year it will feature several projects to celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary which includes an expanded community art and design exhibition showcasing the work of primary, secondary, past students, staff and families. “Some students will also be showcasing their musical talents on the opening night as well, to encourage as much student involvement as possible,” Tran says. A new industry program has year 11 visual communication design students working with The Red Balloon Candy Artisans in Prahran to design new candy and packaging. Students visited the business to watch its traditional methods and meet their client. A winning design was chosen and an eight-kilogram batch of candy produced to be launched at Sacré Cœur’s art and design exhibition. “Real-life experiences enable students to understand the world better,” Tran says. Teaching is clearly as much of a passion as the arts for Tran, who enjoys several art forms and takes classes herself. “We have an incredible team of staff who do far beyond their call of duty to instil a love of the arts in students,” she says. “I live and breathe art and design and am passionate about learning; I am excited about it and I want to share it with students. The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know. The thirst for knowledge is what drives me.” Visual arts is constantly evolving, so Tran is always developing new ways to connect with students. “We all exist in a global culture, saturated with visual images,” she says. “Children are rapidly learning to interpret meaning in what they see. As a visual art educator, I believe we have to help learners navigate through our multifaceted visual world. “The way we use technology is constantly evolving. Students are now participants in a number of roles online through the use of Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and tumblr; they create, collect, curate and they become critics, collaborators, writers and teachers.” Tran has visited Vietnam twice. The first time was with her family and the second time with her partner, David Davenport, 29, who runs the design company Illogical Study. “It was an incredible experience,” she says. “I have 14 uncles and aunties … and the majority of them have multiple children; this equals a lot of first cousins. Having at least 10 family members at the dinner table every day was something that I am not used to; it was an amazing experience. “It was lovely to see my parents in their element. I love the people, the food, the energy and the sense of community there. It is a very beautiful country. I came back with a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture, who I am as a person and also a greater sense of pride in where I come from.” \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.sac.vic.edu.au illogicalstudy.com www.theredballoon.com.au OCTOBER 16, 2013 \ The weekly review 35


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success stories \ Sacré cœur

Dr Angela Webb

Marg Downey

Dr Danielle chubb

christine Johnson

Attended \ Class of 1990

Attended \ Class of 1979

Attended \ Class of 1997

Attended \ Class of 1976

CV \ Surgeon and sportswoman

CV \ Actor, comedian

CV \ International relations academic

CV \ Artist

Webb was a great sportswoman, academic and leader. She was school sports captain and state cross-country, athletics and triathlon champion. Now a consultant plastic surgeon at St Vincent’s and Peter MacCallum hospitals and at the Skin and Cancer Foundation of Victoria, Webb co-ordinated and performed Australia’s first hand transplant at St Vincent’s. Before completing her masters of surgery at the University of Melbourne, she won the D.R. Leslie Prize for Clinical Research, the Melville Hughes Scholarship for Surgical Research and the John Loewenthal Research Fellowship. \

Downey has fond memories of Sacré Cœur, where she was inspired by teachers with intelligence and humour. “Many of the nuns had a twinkle in their eye, too,” she says. “One in particular, Sister Judith Hill, had a delightfully dry wit.” Downey wrote scripts for the school’s first drama festival she performed with her sisters, Helen and Katrina, and won the Digby House prize. She has worked as an actress for 30 years in shows such as D-Generation, Fast Forward and Kath & Kim, several MTC productions, TV dramas and movies. She has also voiced children’s cartoons. \

Chubb embraced Sacré Cœur’s academic, sporting and social life and attributes her interest in human rights and international affairs to the school’s focus on social justice. It also helped motivate career choices. Chubb loved writing, served as annual committee prefect and graduated as dux. As a Deakin University academic, she specialises in international relations, human rights, ethics, civil society and the Korean Peninsula. Chubb also advocates for ethics and human rights in foreign policy. She has a PhD from the ANU and was a delegate to the 2008 Australia 2020 Summit. \

Johnson, who paints and etches amazing floral works, has had many solo and group exhibitions at major galleries in Sydney, Melbourne and regional centres. She has a diploma in art from Caulfield Institute and RMIT and a diploma of education from Melbourne State College. Those commissioning her work include the Park Hyatt and Crown Promenade hotels and the Australian Tapestry Workshop. Johnson’s work also appears in books. A State Library of Victoria creative fellowship grant will fund her exhibition of native flora paintings and engravings in Melbourne in October 2014. \

School Tours and Scholarships See our school in action, meet our students and staff, and learn about our unique Year 9 Notre Monde program and how we consistently achieve outstanding VCE results. School Tours Friday 18 October Principal’s presentation at 9am, followed by student-led tours. Tours conclude at 10.30am Scholarships for entry in 2014 in Years 9, 10 and 11 are available. Please visit our website for more details.

When it’s right, your heart will know. Notre Monde students helping the Kinglake community

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172 Burke Road, Glen Iris, Victoria, 3146

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Developing our city \ This office space pushes boundaries, and wows critics, writes Stephen A. RuSSell

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hen young and funky South Melbourne architecture firm Duckbuild was engaged to overhaul a tired Richmond warehouse space, client Kerryn Caulfield was specific about what she didn’t want. “I didn’t want a doctor’s office with marble floors and cast iron, or an Armadale house, all timber floors and Persian carpets,” she says. “I didn’t want a new housing-estate home, all beige and brown and I didn’t want industrial sandblasted walls with new things made to look old.” The brief was for the new home of Apical International, an international export trade and business services outfit. What Caulfield did want for the space was colour, and lots of it. Caulfield handed Duckbuild director Simon Cookes a bright reddish-orange hand towel, insisting he incorporate the vibrant hue. He took that design cue and ran with it, creating an arresting office interior that’s fashioned from a cornucopia of multicoloured, triangular shapes. Working to a strict budget that came in at under $100,000, the project scored the practice a best Interior Design – Corporate nomination in this year’s Melbourne Design Awards. Cookes says he normally goes into initial design meetings with two or three “exuberant, out-there schemes”, and a safer choice. This time was slightly different. “I looked at our design options prior to going into this meeting and thought, ‘Oh crap, we don’t really have a safe option,’ so Kerryn didn’t really have any choice.” Not that it fazed Caulfield in the slightest. She wanted to transform the drab industrial space that was Apical’s new home.

Cookes drew on the company name when settling on the triangular motif. “Apical conjured up mountainscapes for me,” he says. Making the space pop on a tight budget wasn’t an insurmountable hurdle. Given free rein to use as bold a colour palette as possible, Cookes showed Caulfield a variety of work by contemporary artists. The striking, geometric works of painter and sculptor Gemma Smith caught her eye. The resulting mishmash of 13 wildly clashing and yet somehow perfectly suited colours, combined with clever use of mirrored surfaces, creates a vibrant environment that Caulfield says is a joy to work in. A glass screen dividing the striking lobby from a separate tenancy was enhanced with translucent film using that dramatically hued triangle pattern. Ugly fittings, including exposed pipes and chunky air-conditioning units, were disguised behind protruding plaster structures, adding an extra layer of depth. Varying levels of gloss, transparency, shape and surface angles all contributed towards the dramatic design. Some of the patterns created by the confluence of triangles form an illusion of three-dimensional shapes, while other details that are actually 3D, such as a delivery desk realised in several shades of blue that pops out from the lobby wall, appear flat from certain angles. “As you move around things pop off walls, reflect other things and trick your eye,” Cookes says. “There are plenty of optical illusions.” This playful nature is evident throughout, and is testament to Cookes’ flair for flamboyant design while also tipping its hat to Caulfield’s previous experience in the textile industry. “She studied fashion design and understands colour,

“It created something really quite riotous”

and was keen to use as much as possible,” he says. “We had a limited toolkit, with surface, colour and reflectivity, but that created something really quite riotous.” Another clever tool at his disposal was the lighting. Using high-efficiency LEDs throughout not only boosted the project’s sustainability credentials, but also enhances employees’ and visitors’ experience of walking through the office, with a marked variation between cool, bright lights and warmer ones that lend an almost golden glow to the white expanses that contrast with the abundance of multicoloured shapes across the walls. Cookes says the Melbourne Design Awards nomination is a welcome commendation. “It’s a real pat on the back, particularly when you’re doing something as kooky as this,” he says. Caulfield is happy too. “For me, finding Simon was like meeting a kindred spirit, because he wasn’t afraid of using colour,” she says. “He put these colours that had no relation to each other together, like duck-egg blue and bright pink, two colours I’d never use on an interior, and they worked. It’s joyous.” She has subsequently engaged Duckbuild to work on her home, appreciating Cookes’ ability to take charge with the minimum amount of direction. “I’m a busy woman,” she says. “There was nothing sophisticated in Simon’s brief. I’m not too sure if it was the best brief he’s ever had or whether he thought, ‘Oh my goodness, I wish the woman would make up her mind’.” \ sarussell@theweeklyreview.com.au » The Melbourne Design Awards night is on October 23 at Aer Bar. To book tickets, go to www.melbournedesignawards.com.au OCTOBER 16, 2013 \ The weekly review 45


IRONIC ICONIC \ RACHEL BERGER pLAys doLLAR sCHoLAR

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t’s been said that Aristotle Onassis, the Greek shipping magnate, was a short man – until he stood on his money. Onassis’ hospitality was legendary, his charm irresistible and his fortune (at the time) unsurpassed. Until his death in 1975 he was the central-casting archetype for a man from modest beginnings who reinvents himself into an insanely rich, shrewd and powerful businessman. At 17 he got a job as a telephone engineer, eavesdropping on business calls and using the information to set up deals of his own. His first big break came in the mid-1920s when he overheard a phone call about a new film whose main character would be smoking a cigarette. He decided to start his own brand of cigarettes and chose a famous opera singer as the perfect model to smoke his brand in public. By the age of 25, he was a millionaire thanks to his tobacco business. But Onassis knew the shipping magnates who transported the tobacco made more than the cigarette manufacturer. At the height of the Great Depression, when everyone was getting out of the shipping business, he bought six ships for less than half of what they would normally be worth. The rest, as they say, is history. More recently young nerdy inventors such as Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple) and Jack Dorsey (Twitter) have made their fortunes with less pizazz than Onassis, but indisputably the same passion, acute business strategy and aggressive competitive tactics. Money does indeed make the world go around and it

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can make you dizzy. If you’ve got lots of loot you might be dizzy with the anxiety of imagined competition from rivals. If you don’t have enough moolah, you’d be anxious about not eating or a roof over your head. The task of designing a building that contains money (such as a bank) or which holds within its walls the dark secrets of making money (such as a stock exchange) requires an imaginative stamina. The former Melbourne stock exchange in Collins Street, described as a cathedral of commerce, is truly a beautiful building that exudes a calm serenity. Given the high anxiety of dealing in stocks and shares, to have created this ambience indicates remarkable foresight. Designed by William Pitt and built in 1888-91, the building has a flamboyant design that more than reflects the lack of restraint of the 1880s banking boom. It’s elaborately ornamented; each level of the façade differs from the others. Gargoyles and stained-glass windows feature everywhere, perfect gothic metaphors for the loopholes and ambiguities of the sharemarket. The Cathedral Room, originally the stock exchange’s main trading room, features six columns of Harcourt granite from Bendigo, with carved capitals in white freestone. The building’s construction was hit hard by the depression of the 1890s, resulting in it being built beyond its means and sold to the neighbouring ES&A Bank in 1921. Two years later the two buildings were renovated and combined into the one “Gothic bank”. The ANZ Banking Museum is housed in the lower ground floor of the building – oh, and entry is free. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

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rich and rare

former royal mint

old treasury building

lottery ticket

You notice the imposing perimeter wall of the former Royal Mint, with its large wrought-iron gates and iron lamps, before your eyes focus on the building itself. This is where the first Australian silver coins were minted in 1916, after the constitution gave the Commonwealth sole powers to mint coinage. The first Australian pennies and halfpennies were produced here in 1927. When the Sydney Mint closed in 1926, Melbourne’s was the only mint in Australia until it ceased operating in 1968. Designed by John James Clark, of the Public Works Office, and built from 1869-72, its minimal ornamentation reflects the regulatory environment appropriate for its functional nature. \

The Old Treasury Building is a testament to the wealth Victoria’s 1850s gold rush brought to the state. Built to house gold bullion, it was one of many major government buildings designed (1857) by 19-year-old wunderkind John James Clark. The colony’s leaders worked from offices in this grand palazzo-style building until the 1870s; visitors can look through documents from the Public Record Office highlighting moments in Victoria’s history. Glimpse into the lives of John Maynard (the Old Treasury’s caretaker) and his family, who lived there from 1916-1928. If you’ve never seen gold bars or a huge gold nugget, take a deep breath before you enter the vaults; they’re very schmick. \

I reckon a heart free from worry is better than a full purse. Nevertheless, the fantasy of becoming rich overnight by buying a lottery ticket has fuelled our imaginations from as far back as 187BC, during the Han Dynasty in China. References to “drawing lots” have even been found in ancient texts such as Homer’s The Iliad. It wasn’t until 1434 that a public lottery with cash prizes went on record – in the Dutch town of Sluis. These first European lotteries – considered a less painful form of taxation – raised money for the poor and funded fortifications of towns. The English word “lottery” is derived from the Dutch word “loterij”, which stems from the noun “lot” meaning “fate”. \

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Chip off the old block Developing our city \ Three craftsmen are carving out a new way with woodwork, writes Jo Davy

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eter Bollington, Elliot Gorham and Jarlath Weingott are decades younger than the people normally associated with the art of fine woodworking. “Little old men with white beards seem to be the ones that generally gravitate towards this line of work,” says Weingott, at 39, the oldest of the group. The three professional furniture-designers are looking to change that image with the launch of Handsome & Co school of fine woodworking and design in Richmond this month. “We secretly want more young people to come into woodworking,” Gorham says. “Design students in particular produce some really funky designs because they’re looking at all the new stuff that’s out there for inspiration. But that’s not to say we won’t take the old bearded fellows … we’ll take anybody.” Anybody, that is, interested in learning the traditional and modern woodworking techniques required to design and make fine furniture. From this month, the trio will run woodworking classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Students at any skill level can enrol on a term-by-term basis with fees starting at $555 for 10 three-hour sessions. The trio met as students at Australian National University in Canberra, each coming from different design worlds. Gorham bounced around the ANU’s School of Art for a while before discovering a passion for furniture design. “My background is really a little bit mixed in the creative realm, so my work is heavily influenced from that to be highly conceptual,” he says. For Bollington, professional roots in interior design mean that design is also a major factor in his projects. Weingott, meanwhile, left school at 17 to take up cabinet-making and was on his second round of studies at ANU when he met Bollington and Gorham. After university, all three found themselves in Melbourne working on different projects but facing the same problem. “The thing is, our background isn’t really trade-oriented, so it’s not like we can very easily translate these woodwork and design skills into money,” Gorham says. Weingott elaborates: “We don’t have a place in construction, carpenters don’t want to employ us, cabinet-makers don’t want us because we don’t have those trade skills. “Anybody that’s operating a design-and-make business in the way we have been trained or with the skills we’ve developed is basically a one-man operation.” Gorham established his design-and-make furniture business, Noddy Boffin, about 12 months ago while Bollington and Weingott are in the process of establishing their own start-ups. The trio wanted to create their own space where they could operate their respective businesses while feeding off each other’s creativity. Gorham says: “The school really came about because there is so much interest and enthusiasm for woodworking, and it will subsidise the cost of the workshop where we can have these residencies and creative people doing new and exciting things.” To accommodate both student and master woodworkers, half of their Lincoln Street warehouse has been set up as a practical classroom, while the other half houses heavy machinery and workbenches for residents. Gorham would also like to dedicate part of the workshop to an exhibition space. “We want to be encouraging people to come in and see what we’re doing,” he says.

in the handsome & Co workshop

“That’s the real difference between us and other schools of woodworking; they’re all very closed and you don’t see into them unless you’re a part of them.” The three men agree Melbourne is a particularly good city to bring more obscure creative pursuits into the public arena. Weingott says: “Everybody has their own style in Melbourne. You go to Brunswick and everybody is into that whole retro, recycled look, and then maybe more over Prahran way everybody is into more slick, European stuff.” Whatever your aesthetic, he says, handmade creations are a rarity. “Europe and Asia are just churning all this stuff out for us to buy and the art of actually making anything by hand is dying.” Gorham is in two minds about the introduction of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) tools to the industry. “On the one hand I want to say, stick with the hand skills and CNC is rubbish, but you can’t ignore it … we don’t want to get left behind.”

“timber has a story’’ Timber trio: Jarlath Weingott, Peter Bollington and Elliot Gorham. (Scott McNauGhtoN)

This means looking into ways they can provide professional accreditation to students while striking a balance between traditional and modern machinery. They are looking to the past to shape the school’s curriculum by introducing short courses on specialised areas of traditional fine craftsmanship. Tool-making, green wood craft, screen printing, ceramics, and metal-working are all possible short courses, with the idea of bringing specialist tutors to conduct intensive classes over two or three days. However, for these craftsmen, timber will always be their first love. Bollington, the quietest member of the group, sums it up perfectly. “If you’re dealing with metals or synthetics or plastics or whatever, it’s like just a man-made, static product. Timber has a life and a story of its own, and we’re reinterpreting that story into a product.” \ jdavy@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.handsomeandco.com OCTOBER 16, 2013 \ The weekly review 51


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56 Albany Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 11am 68 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Premier Toorak Address Set in one of the ďŹ nest boulevards amongst Toorak’s most prestigious properties, this charming period residence provides a unique opportunity to renovate or redevelop (STCA). This tightly held corner block is set on 13,400sq feet / 1245sq metres (approx.) of stunning garden surrounds creating a private sanctuary. With 2 street frontages and a wonderful northern orientation, the development opportunities are endless. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

CALL Michael Gibson Andrew Smith

0418 530 392 0413 309 605

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34 Hopetoun Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 12th November at 5pm

Refined Craftsmanship at its Best in the Heart of Toorak Positioned on Toorak’s finest boulevard this magnificent three-level residence is set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. This stunning home features formal sitting room seamlessly connecting to the attractive dining room, informal casual family living area plus chef’s gourmet kitchen. Comprising seven bedrooms, six with en-suites including a private self-contained area, two sitting rooms, lift, study, cellar, sauna, tennis court, pool and six-car parking. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas

0418 530 392 0418 322 994

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8-10 Stonnington Place Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 29th October at 5pm 70 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

A Tuscan Treasure in Toorak This grand five-bedroom, five-bathroom home, inspired by travels throughout Europe, features a formal living room with fireplace, and equally impressive formal dining area. A flexible office with fireplace flows through to the open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area, lined with French doors and windows offering views of the lush greenery surrounding the home. The 1842sqm (approx.) property also features triple garage, additional study, pool, ample storage and video security. VIEW Strictly by appointment

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

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6 Washington Street Toorak EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Friday 8th November at 5pm

Refined Elegance and Sophistication This outstanding Wayne Gilliespie designed residence positioned just moments to the Toorak Village and Como Park has undergone an amazing refurbishment by renowned architect Robert Mills creating a contemporary home of grand proportions bathed in natural light and sitting on some 7,000sqft of land. Comprises a grand entry, formal sitting and dining room opening to northern courtyard garden. Four bedrooms (main with ensuite and dressing room), a stunning kitchen adjoining a casual dining area and living room leading to rear courtyard garden and pool. Other features include double garage, climate control slab heating, refrigerated air conditioning and security system.

CALL Ross Savas Gerald Delany Andrew Sahhar

0418 322 994 0418 355 337 0417 363 358

VIEW Wednesday 11:00 - 11:30am and 7:00 - 7:30pm

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21A Albany Rd (cnr Bromley Crt) Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 12noon 72 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

The Finest in Single Level Luxury Living Utilising the northern aspect of this exclusive corner allotment this astounding 3 bedroom plus study single level luxury low maintenance residence is designed & constructed with meticulous attention to detail to invite abundant natural light throughout the generous proportions. Features vast open plan living & dining areas, extensive courtyard gardens, and secure four car basement garaging with enormous home theatre/entertainment room. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Sarah Case Ross Savas

0439 431 020 0418 322 994

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647 Orrong Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 28th October at 3pm

Classic Wayne Gillespie Family Home Nestled amongst the lush grounds of Grimwade Estate is this classic Wayne Gillespie family home set on 10,600 sq ft. From the light ďŹ lled grand foyer, hardwood oors lead to the spacious entertaining areas, Miele & Gaggenau kitchen, family room, study and powder room. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms, master with en-suite & large WIR, 3 further bedrooms, one with en-suite, all with built-ins and balcony access, & a large family bathroom. Features: landscaped gardens, pool, hydronic heating, cooling, double garage with internal access, security system & 15,000 litre water tanks. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Ross Savas Gerald Delany Andrew Sahhar

0418 322 994 0418 355 337 0417 363 358

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75 St Georges Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 31st October at 5pm 74 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Family residence with Pool and Court in one of Melboune’s most exclusive Boulevards Set on 1480sqm/15,931sqft of land (approx) this four bedroom family home comprises formal open-plan living area, gourmet kitchen, formal living, dining and a dedicated family and sitting room. Boasts four large bedrooms, the master with ensuite and dressing room. The three other bedrooms, all with built in robes and two with an ensuite, offer beautiful views of the grounds. Features include: Pool & tennis court, heating/cooling, gas ďŹ re place, double garage and additional off street parking. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Ross Savas 0418 322 994

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1 Mindanao Court Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 11am

Prestigious Armadale Opportunity Standing proudly at the head of an exclusive cul-de-sac, this picturesque two-storey four-bedroom, two-bathroom period residence invites you in to an elegant living environment on a 585m² (approx.) north-facing landscaped block. Rarely found but so highly sort after, the position and future of this home is up to you. Explore the options to renovate this superb façade or redevelop on a grand scale in one of Melbourne’s finest locations (STCA). VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Ross Savas

0412 269 999 0418 322 994

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103 Kooyong Road Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 2pm 76 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

An Exceptional Family Lifestyle Awaits Positioned just moments to sensational High Street and boasting car access via Royal Crescent, this most attractive Edwardian four bedroom family home set over one level has been completely renovated and extended to provide wonderful family proportions ďŹ nished to the highest of standards. Featuring spectacular open plan kitchen / dining / family room connecting to alfresco entertaining deck overlooking garden and pool, second living zone all set on the doorstep of quality Schools and the unbeatable Armadale lifestyle VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999

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10 Bickhams Court St Kilda East

AUCTION Sunday 27th October at 12noon

World Class Luxury, European Grandeur 10 Bickhams Court is one of Melbourne’s most exclusive estates situated on 3,219 m² approx with three street frontages in a sought-after cul-de-sac. This is a special world of secluded opulence highlighted by cutting edge engineering and rare artisanship. With nine-bedrooms & seven-bathrooms, this 180 square mansion with self-contained maid’s quarters, a four-car garage and resort-style grounds integrates every recreation facility possible. There is a stunning glassed indoor pool and spa complex, a floodlit synthetic grass tennis court and gymnasium. VIEW Strictly by appointment, Tuesday & Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Ross Savas Emma Bloom

0412 269 999 0418 322 994 0419 330 968

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28 Howitt Road Caulfield North EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 30th October at 5pm 78 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Unsurpassed Resort Style Family Living One of the Golden Mile’s best-kept secrets, this 1354sqm grand, four-bedroom, family home inspires from the moment you enter its doors. This timeless design offers the comforts of modern luxury, with immaculate finishes and resort style living. Positioned in Caulfield North’s most exclusive residential pocket and regarded as one of the most prestigious homes in the area, this is your rare opportunity to secure this breathtaking property. VIEW Strictly by appt, Wednesday 6 - 6.30pm, Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Sunday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

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1 First Point Port Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 31st October at 5pm

World Class Waterfront Lap up the luxury in this glamorous waterfront multi-level 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom residence with uninterrupted views across the foreshore and glistening bay with Princes Pier forming a dramatic backdrop. The best of the best, the ultimate in indulgence. This is more than a home it’s a lifestyle experience with sublime outdoor areas including a rooftop terrace and four balconies, direct access to the beach and bike trails, walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, formal and casual living and dining areas, a marble and Miele kitchen, a five car basement garage and the very best finishes. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Alex Schiavo Ross Savas Stewart Lopez

0419 239 549 0418 322 994 0418 377 757

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4 Viewhill Road Balwyn North

AUCTION Saturday 2nd November at 10.30am 80 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Family Luxury in the Zone Unrivalled in its attention to detail and uncompromising commitment to the highest quality, this substantial family residence showcases an outstanding combination of luxury features, spacious accommodations and easy alfresco entertaining in the Balwyn High School zone. Near shopping, parklands and trams; boasting ďŹ ve bedrooms (or four and study; parents’ retreat), three bathrooms, home cinema, dining room, vast family zone, covered deck and BBQ area, prestige kitchen, ducted vacuum, ducted heating and cooling, video intercom, and remote-control garage. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Monique Depierre 0407 881 327

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5 Ruby Street Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 29th October at 5pm

Grace Park Luxury Built over three levels and incorporating a lift and a basement garage for 5 cars, this beautifully constructed and designed home is the epitome of luxury in every way. Boasting an abundance of natural light, clean lines & beautifully proportioned rooms, everything has been carefully thought out. Offering 4 bedrooms, main with ensuite, beautifully appointed study, gourmet kitchen and a seamless blend of formal and informal spaces. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263

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1-3/8 French Street Camberwell

PRIVATE SALE From $1,100,000 82 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

1 Already Sold- Modern Low Maintenance Living Currently under construction, these superbly built classic low maintenance town residences offer lovely light ďŹ lled spacious rooms, sun drench nth facing gardens, main bedrooms downstairs, and double garaging. They feature large entrance areas, high ceilings, 3 bedrooms and study accom, 2 bathrooms, separate living areas, superbly ďŹ nished miele kitchens, heating / cooling, ample storage and security. Buy now and save on stamp duty. Alterations are available with completion due June 2014. Note: internal photos from previous development. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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55 Broadway Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 2.30pm

Prestige Address, Classic Character, Inspired Style An outstanding achievement in designer space and aesthetic, this stunning Victorian provides an unforgettable lifestyle in a dress-circle Tara Estate location overlooking Read Gardens. Merging classic character with contemporary architectural flair, this luxurious 3 Bedroom/3 bathroom home is an impressive poolside entertainer amidst private surrounds. With superb fireside lounge, streamlined home-office, full Miele/ marble kitchen/butler’s pantry and wow-factor living and dining areas overlooking superb salt/solar pool and private north terrace (auto-gates/multi-car OSP). VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Daniel Bradd Scott Patterson Richard Spratt

0411 347 511 0417 581 074 0412 493 189

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1-3 Palm Grove Deepdene

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 1pm 84 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

A Beautiful Retreat This much loved 11 room family home (C1929) is set in charming gardens of approx.1494 sq metres. Superbly renovated offering excellent nth facing formal and informal entertaining with all rooms enjoying a garden outlook. Minutes to Camberwell Boys & Girls Grammar. Sittingroom, sep Dining, Sunroom, well appointed Kitchen, Familyroom, 4 Bedrooms, (Main with En-suite) 2 further Bathrooms, Study, 2nd Study/Retreat, huge sub-oor Cellar, double Garage and automated watering. Walk to parks, tram & shops. A Gracious home. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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50 Alfred Road Glen Iris

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 10am

Family entertaining, it’s a walk in the park! A family-wise location backing onto Hartwell Sportsground is the unbeatable lifestyle context for this 1930’s 4 bedroom home featuring fireside lounge, stunning bathroom plus 2nd WC, huge Euro/Stone kitchen and generous open-plan casual spaces. An impressive entertainer, the heated any-weather dining-deck is perfect for relaxing amidst glorious landscaped garden or admiring the distant city views. Throw open the gates onto the oval and even the grandest of social occasions are literally a stroll in the park! VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 9.30 - 10am

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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10 Belmont Avenue Kew

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 1pm 86 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Timeless family credentials amidst the cream of Melbourne’s schools Boasting a blue-chip address close to Cotham and Glenferrie Rd shops and trams, this splendid period home displays beautiful era character and family-wise dimensions amidst majestic established gardens. A long-held and much cherished 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home revealing classic proportions, timber oors and quality soft furnishings throughout. With wide hallway, stately formal living (marble OFP), Miele kitchen and a lovely expanse of open-living areas overlooking the private picturesque garden depth (auto-roller to ROW). Land size 720 sqm (approx). VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

CALL Tim Picken Scott Patterson Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0417 581 074 0423 759 481

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14 Moonga Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 2pm

1 Denham Place Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 22nd October at 5pm

A Stunning Family Sanctuary Ideally positioned close to Melbourne’s finest private schools & parks this elegant family home renovated by Davies Henderson offers a wealth of light-filled living, dining & entertaining areas complimented by equally impressive manicured gardens. The master bedroom with WIR & en-suite, three further bedrooms with BIRs, versatile rumpus room & bathroom complete the second floor. A Smeg & Miele kitchen, laundry & executive study offer plentiful storage & natural light. Land Size: 852sqm (approx). VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 12.30 - 1pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Matt Davis Michael Gibson

Vacant Land with Permit for Luxury Home Situated in the heart of Toorak this luxury Ian Archibald house with approved planning permit represents an opportunity not to be missed. Positioned on approximately 942sqm, three stunning levels offer five bedrooms with WIRs and En suites, numerous living areas, library, chef’s kitchen, bar, home theatre, wine cellar, home gymnasium and five car spaces. Outside the Paul Bangay garden features not one but three water features and multiple outdoor entertaining areas.

CALL Sarah Case Michael Gibson

VIEW By Appointment

0412 466 858 0418 530 392

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0439 431 020 0418 530 392

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23 Hopetoun Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 3pm

25 Glen Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 11am 88 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Quality Corner Comforts in Coveted Locale Privately elevated on the corner of Russell Street on some 850sqm approx., this immaculate architect-designed three bedroom, two bathroom residence enjoys a single-level indoor/outdoor layout of spacious proportions, luxury appointments and garden vistas. Enviably positioned on a compact allotment comprising pool, alfresco entertaining and garage. Offers scope to further improve or rebuild (STCA).

VIEW Wednesday 1.30 - 2pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

Inviting, Elegant and Spacious. This Delightful Home has it all. • Light filled, airy townhouse in lush garden setting • 3 bedrooms (main ensuite) separate study, 2.5 bathrooms • Extensively updated, contemporary quality • Accommodating floorplan for lifestyle and convenience • Flexible parents retreat/gym with separate workshop, and separate storeroom • Double remote garage with direct access plus further off street car parking • Minutes to schools, transport and Kooyong Village. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Monique Depierre 0407 881 327 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

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CALL Jacqui Ralph Peter Kudelka

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

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50 Lansell Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 29th October at 5pm

Residence 7, 744 Orrong Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 1pm

An Idyllic Family Home Perfectly located close to all that Toorak has to offer, this elevated family home is simply delightful. Throughout the three bedrooms (master with ensuite, WIR), main bathroom,, executive study, front sitting and dining room with bay windows creates a lovely warm, welcoming ambience. The charming kitchen complete with Miele appliances and informal dining room overlooks the lush garden surrounds and terrace, plus 3 car garage and security. Land size 617 sqm (approx). VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Thursday 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

‘Monticello’ – Deceased Estate Highlighted by beautiful proportions, Northern light and style this first floor two bedroom plus study residence positioned towards the rear of this boutique building offers ideal inner City living just moments from Toorak Village and Como Park. Comprising entrance hall complimented by high ceilings and American oak floors, Gaggenau kitchen, expansive living and dining area with adjoining entertainer’s terrace. Elevator entry and secure basement parking for two cars with store room. VIEW Wednesday 1.30 - 2pm, Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Sarah Case Michael Gibson

0439 431 020 0418 530 392

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CALL Tom Staughton Michael Gibson

0411 554 850 0418 530 392

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G1/46 Lansell Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 11am

39 Perth Street Prahran

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 12noon 90 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Stunning Ground-Floor Living in Elite Environs The premier ground-floor position in a highly-coveted complex is perfectly complemented by this impressive three bedroom apartment’s glorious northerly aspect. Luxuriously presented, this stunning single-level home delivers divine low-maintenance living with video intercom and lift access to basement parking. Prestigiously located near the Yarra, parklands, trains and Toorak Village; including versatile dining room or study/3rd bedroom, living and meals area to north-facing balcony, premium stone kitchen, brilliant bathroom and heating/cooling. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

Modern Family This 1890’s beautifully renovated double fronted Victorian terrace offers comfort, versatility, and effortless style. Featuring five spacious bedrooms, all with en-suites and multiple outdoor areas, offering panoramic views of the tree lined street. A contemporary kitchen and laundry, open plan living and dining area overlook an expansive North West facing entertaining area complete with heated pool and spa. Additional features: 50sqm attic, zoned heating and air-conditioning and secure parking for 3 cars. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Steve Kavakos

0400 169 148 0419 470 998

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CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Andrew Smith 0413 309 605 Gabby Krayz 0449 899 700

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Apartment 3, 120 Anderson Street South Yarra

“Botanica” - Royal Botanic Gardens Outlook A delightful renovated 1st floor two bedroom apartment in this prestigeous, coveted position. This front unit serviced by a lift has study, spacious living/dining room opening to north terrace, adjoining kitchen and casual meal area, two ensuite bathrooms, three car basement garaging, heating and cooling.

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 12noon

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm or by appointment

Penthouse Corner Robertson St & Grange Rd Toorak EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 22nd October at 5pm

The Hemingway Penthouse Corner of Robertson St and Grange Rd Toorak This magnificent penthouse is the most desirable property in Toorak’s most iconic building with uninterrupted CBD views. Private and luxurious, a new building that channels old world charm, sophistication and superior construction methods, yet with all the modern conveniences of luxury fittings and fixtures. Throughout the light-filled entertaining area, three bedrooms all with ensuites, chef’s kitchen, executive study and exquisite design make this the epitome of understated elegance. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Thursday 6.30 - 7pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Clive Nettlefold Gerald Delany

0418 338 459 0418 355 337

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CALL Sarah Case 0439 431 020 Conjunctional Agent Sotheby’s International Realty Michel Grasyan 0407 317 602

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Residence 201, 188 Albert Road South Melbourne EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 29th October at 5pm

295 Cecil Street South Melbourne

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‘Azure on Albert’ – Luxury Single Level Living with Exceptional Space Superbly located opposite the Albert Park Lake is this exceptionally spacious luxury apartment with uninterrupted views, built by Sol Sapir in a boutique building of only 10. This residence offers generous living and dining with floor to ceiling windows to appreciate the sensational views of Albert Park Lake and Golf course, modern Miele kitchen with ample cupboard space, 3 double bedrooms, (main with WIR & en-suite), separate family room, fully fitted study with balcony, drying/storage room, 2 secure car parks with storage cage adjacent lift access. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Thursday 6 - 6.30pm

Luxury Lifestyle Sanctuary Extensively renovated 3 bedroom home designed with a focus on open planned indoor/ outdoor living and entertaining spaces set on the doorstep of South Melbourne and Albert Park’s famous beachside lifestyle. Beautifully finished throughout the highlights include sun filled courtyard garden opening from the living areas, high end fixtures and fittings and a superb main bedroom suite complete with large rooftop terrace.

VIEW Wednesday 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Gary Ormrod Peter Kudelka

0419 588 331 0418 319 439

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CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Ross Savas 0418 322 994

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13 Willandra Avenue Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 2nd November at 12noon

132 Mont Albert Road Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 11am

An Inspired Blend of Old and New Superbly positioned on a quintessential Canterbury cul-de-sac just a leisurely stroll to Maling Rd, this beautiful 1930’s Art Deco 3 bedroom/2 bathroom residence is a lovely place to call home with classic Deco features subtlety echoed throughout stylish open-plan areas. Brimming with leadlight and warm timber features and comprising elegant fireside living, large sun-filled dining, impeccable Euro/Caesar Stone kitchen and spacious familyroom spilling onto sunny decked gardens for easy indoor/outdoor fluidity. Includes ducted heating, cooling, security system and double garage. VIEW Thursday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

Golden Mile Class on Monomeath Ave Corner A prized Golden Mile address with exclusive Monomeath Avenue frontage elevates this substantial five bedroom, four bathroom residence into the upper echelon of Canterbury’s most desirable properties. Secluded on a 1003sqm allotment (approx), an extensive 63 squares layout delivers exceptional family living and entertaining near prestige schools. Boasting 2nd level city views, study, five living areas, granite kitchen, gym, cellar, pool, decking and garaging. Scope to further update or redevelop (STCA). VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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CALL Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Monique Depierre 0407 881 327

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25 Monomeath Avenue Canterbury

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 29th October at 5pm

30 Fordholm Road Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 12noon 94 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

A Prestigious Lifestyle Opportunity Situated in the middle of what is widely regarded as one of Melbourne’s finest residential streets on the preferred Western side is this beautiful and private family residence set upon 1,868sqm approx of landscaped gardens. The substantial solid brick single level family residence comprises some 9 principle rooms including four bedrooms and grand formal spaces offset by informal living zones and whilst in comfortable condition would also appeal to those seeking to extend or redevelop. VIEW By Appointment

Rewarding & Romantic Riverside Family Retreat Gracing an eminent position footsteps to Fairview Park, the Yarra and Scotch College; a secluded garden sanctuary with a French Provincial feel highlights this captivating three bedroom and study 1920s residence. Overflowing with character and features, this utterly charming attic-style home enjoys a relaxed ambience, family flexibility and superb elevated outlooks. Offers reception room, sitting room, family living and dining areas, kitchen featuring European appliances, two bathrooms, deck and offstreet parking. VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Jamie Mi �� 0450 125 355

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CALL Scott Patterson Daniel Bradd

0417 581 074 0411 347 511

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1/66 High Street South Kew

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 3.30pm

57 Pakington Street Kew

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 11am

Beautifully Big & Bright Garden Apartment An uplifting abundance of natural light, leafy aspects from every window and an unexpectedly spacious garden courtyard enhance the wide-open interior of this rare two bedroom apartment. Set back in the premier ground-floor position of a boutique block, this superb single-level home features delightful living and dining areas, fullyequipped kitchen and meals, bright bathroom, gas space heating, polished hardwood floors, remote-control gates, garage and storeroom. Near Kew Junction, trams and parks. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

‘Wonder View’ c1899 – Restore the Glory on 1360 Sqm Eminent Federation architect Beverley Ussher’s ‘Wonder View’ presents a rare opportunity to realise the grand vision of a magnificent family future on a 1360 sqm allotment (approx). Tightly-held by the one family for over 60 years, this historic residence stands at the ready for a first-class restoration near leading schools, High Street and parklands. Create a family lifestyle par excellence with this significant four bedroom home in an orchard-garden setting. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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CALL Gary Jan Scott Patterson Judy Balloch

0418 117 272 0417 581 074 0408 753 877

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8 Pakington Street Kew

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 2pm

31 Darling Road Sorrento

AUCTION Sunday 3rd November at 11am 96 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Luxury Victorian Entertainer Beyond the classically beautiful Victorian facade, ‘Eastbourne’ reaches new horizons of luxury, space and style with an uncompromising commitment to excellence in a convenient location off High Street. Brilliantly designed renovations feature vast formal and family zones oriented north overlooking an inspirational low-maintenance garden with sweeping entertainment deck. Close to fine schools, shopping, parks and trams; this magnificent four bedroom, three bathroom domain features study, Miele kitchen, double garage and high ceilings all on a single level. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

La Maison Bestowing all the privileges and conveniences of a central Township lifestyle, this generously proportioned property is truly secluded. Perfectly zoned, wonderful for family and guests en masse, its relaxed indoor-outdoor design, provides a level, bright and open, carefree home by the sea. Comprising main suite, four further bedrooms, three bathrooms, vast living spaces and an elevated outlook over coastal Sorrento. Land size 1118 sqm approximately. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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CALL Liz Jensen Linda Boulter

0418 446 228 0438 520 282

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Malvern East 2019 Malvern Road A spectacular series of spaces, a fabulous sense of flexibility - the style and the substance of this significantly extended four to five bedroom family home close to Hedgeley Dene Gardens, surrounding parklands, private schools and transport. Northerly rear aspects add a natural advantage to huge living, dining and entertaining areas that surround a central granite kitchen, a gas/ solar heated pool and superb office/recreation or studio space.

4/5 • Formal and informal living/dining • Gas/solar heated pool • Home office/studio • Security alarm • Land: 745 sqm approx. Auction Saturday 26th October 12.00pm Inspect Wednesday 12.00-12.30+5.30-6.00 Saturday 1.30-2.00

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

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CANTERBURY 13 Church Street

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Edwardian beauty meets modern family flair ´The Nook´ Rich in Edwardian character and infused with contemporary style, this relaxing 5 bedroom plus study, 2 bathroom family entertainer in beautiful leafy surrounds enjoys up to 5 entertaining areas (OFPs), an upstairs parent´s domain (spa ensuite, WIR & study), entertainer´s kitchen, deep rear verandah in paved native gardens, potential ROW access to rear garage plus front car space. Peaceful street, walk to Maling Road shops, train, Canterbury Gardens and schools.

KEW 72 Disraeli Street

Auction Sat 26 Oct, 2.00 View Thu 5.30 - 6.00, Sat 1.00 - 1.30 www.13churchstcanterbury.com Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561 Camberwell 9805 1111

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Auction Sat 26 Oct, 12.30 View Wed 11.00 - 11.30, Sat 10.00 - 10.30 www.72disraelistkew.com Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Camberwell 9805 1111

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BOX HiLL SOuTH 22 KIngSWOOd RISE A priviledged address and when space matters. A privileged ‘Kingswood Rise’ address enhances the immediate appeal of this contemporary home, stylishly delivering low-maintenance without compromising on space. 4 bedrooms study, downstairs master bedroom (WIR and ensuite). Generously proportioned interiors include expansive living and dining spaces and casual family/meals area adjacent to kitchen with granite bench tops and Emporite cupboards and Bosch appliances. Upstairs are 3 additional bedrooms (BIRs) plus second bathroom, 3 toilets. Private courtyard provides space for outdoor entertaining plus double garage with internal access to the home and 2 extra car spaces. No common walls. 4

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View thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & sat 3.00 - 3.30pm auction sat 26th october - 1.00pm mel ref 61 / c1 EPr $680,000 - $740,000 contact maurice Di marzio 0419 182 276 office Balwyn/hawthorn 9830 7000 conjunctional agent Paul Walker 0418 333 333

MALVERN EAST 11 ORVILLE STREET This stately 4 bedroom + study, 3.5 bath, Edwardian style home delivers an ideal balance of family functionality and refined elegance. Feat 3 large entertaining zones (gas fire), granite kitchen with adj. spice kitchen, downstairs main BR (WIR & spa ens), deep verandahs & a carport.

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SuRREy HiLLS 33 LangfORd STREET Timber architraves and intricate raised ceilings decorate the lounge (open fireplace), dining and master bedroom. Includes refurbished kitchen and meals. Ready for a stunning renovation, extension or luxurious new home (subject to council approval).

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TOORAK

11/91 Mathoura Road

Superbly located close to Toorak and Hawksburn Villages, this generously proportioned second floor apartment offers the perfect lifestyle for the owner occupier or investor. Comprising: security entrance, lift, generous light filled living/dining room with sun balcony, modern granite kitchen with SMEG appliances, 3 large bedrooms (2 with built in robes), family bathroom with European laundry, separate W/C and single carport.

TOORAK

Sat 19th October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Matt Carver 0422 800 600 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

9 Lambert Road

Enjoying a Northern orientation, this single fronted Victorian home offers an outstanding entry to Melbourne´s most sought after suburb. Comprising 3 double bedrooms with built in robes, central bathroom, huge living and dining area leading to kitchen alfresco eating area that opens to the North facing courtyard. Off street parking is a feature complemented by polished floorboards, tall ceilings, open fireplaces with period era detail, carpeted bedrooms, ducted heating and much more. A little bit of work will bring this to a beautiful residence, just 200 meters from Toorak Primary School and Malvern Road tram and just a short walk to Toorak Village. 126 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Sat 26th October at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Matt Carver 0422 800 600 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


TOORAK

7/209 Kooyong Road

Beautifully renovated single level solid brick town residence in central Toorak location. Jo Fudge built, comprising wide entrance hall, spacious well proportioned living room through to separate dining, superbly appointed kitchen with European appliances and marble bench tops, 3 bedrooms (master with walk in robe and ensuite), separate central bathroom and laundry, private paved North facing courtyard and garden ideal for entertaining with tandem lock up garage. Other features include polished timber floors, heating throughout, perfectly positioned with Toorak Village and transport options including the number 8 tram all close by.

SOUTH YARRA

Thur 31st October at 4.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 4.00-4.30pm Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

76 Argo Street

Deceptively spacious renovated 4 bedroom Victorian with lock up garage perfectly positioned in the heart of South Yarra close to Parks, South Yarra Station, Prahran Market, Commercial Road and Chapel Street shops all an easy walk away. Comprises: Entrance hall, study with fitted cupboards, light and bright open plan living/dining to well appointed kitchen and central west facing courtyard, downstairs main bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite, guests W/C and laundry. Upstairs: 3 further bedrooms (1 with balcony), central bathroom and retreat area. Other features include hydronic heating, cooling and timber floors.

Sat 26th October at 10.30am (Unless Sold Prior) Price Guide $1m - $1.1m Wed 11.00-11.30am & Sat 4.00-4.30pm Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au october 16, 2013 \ The weekly review 127


SOUTH YARRA

32 Ralston Street

Stunning and beautifully presented town residence located in this highly sought after South Yarra precinct minutes to Fawkner Park, Botanical Gardens all the restaurants and shops of South Yarra, transport and many of Melbourne’s private schools. Comprising superb entrance, chef´s gourmet kitchen, extremely large combined lounge and dining with open fire place opening to private landscaped rear garden. Upstairs: 3 bedrooms (main with ensuite and walk in robe) and main bathroom. This stunning residence also offers rooftop garden with 270 degree views, garaging for 1 car, further off street parking for a 2nd car, heating/cooling, laundry, powder room and security. 128 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Sat 19th October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


MALVERN

2/1300 Malvern Road

Outstandingly renovated 2 bedroom art deco style apartment with private terrace and remote control garage, 1 of only 4. 1st floor secure entrance, north facing lounge with gas fire, double doors opening to separate dining room with open fireplace, master bedroom with built in robes, 2nd bedroom also with built in robes, euro kitchen and main bathroom. Extra features include plantation shutters, polished floors, air conditioner and alarm, close to major schools, shops and transport.

HAWTHORN EAST

Sat 26th October at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Sat 11.00-11.30am Wed 5.00-5.30pm, 5.00-5.30pm,Thu Thu12.00-12.30pm 12.00-12.30pm&& Sat 11.00 Peter Gray 0499 660 031 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

39 Auburn Parade

Steeped in history dating back to the 1870s and the masterpieces that were designed in one of the state´s most prosperous eras, this Hawthorn Italianate villa offers 4 bedrooms (master with bay window, ensuite and walk in robe), main bathroom, formal living, dining, central attrium, extended informal living and galley style kitchen. North facing backyard, double garage, ducted heating, alarm, detailed and refurbished rich cornices, skirting boards, 4 open fireplaces, brass ducted heating vents, ceiling rosettes and cord light switches. Close to Burke Rd Camberwell shops, Melbourne´s finest schools and transport.

Sat 26th October at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Matt Carver 0422 800 600 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

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MALVERN

2 Mary Street

A corner allotment of 409m2 approx. of prime residential land with street frontages to both Mary and Ethel Streets. Options include a perfect new home site, development opportunity (STCA) or renovation of the original 3 bedroom Victorian home. Perfectly positioned to leading schools, Tooronga Village and Malvern Road shopping with easy access to freeway and other transport options.

HAWTHORN EAST

422 Riversdale Road

Classic double fronted solid brick Victorian in the heart of East Hawthorn, featuring an abundance of natural light and plenty of space for a growing family or to set up a home office. Only minutes from Anderson Park, Camberwell Junction and Auburn South School. Freshly painted and comprising of huge arched hallway, 4 bedrooms with built in robes, master with walk in robe and ensuite, central bathroom, formal living with open fireplace, renovated kitchen/living with polished boards, Smeg appliances, separate laundry, central heating, A/C, rear courtyard garden, 3500L water tank with irrigation, huge shed/workshop and off street parking for 3 cars. 130 The weekly review \ october 16, 2013

Sat 26th October at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

Sat 26th October at 12.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 4.00-4.30pm Matt Carver 0422 800 600 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


HAWTHORN

67 Power Street

Remarkably original, rich in period detail and backing on to the iconic Grace Park Estate, this early classic Edwardian residence ´Ballindreen´ benefits from a substantial well established garden allotment of 878sqm (approx) with laneway access at the rear. This spacious 4 bedroom home comprises gracious lounge room, opulent dining room, kitchen/meals area, central bathroom, outdoor entertaining area and garage. Evocative character offers enticing potential to reinstate its former splendour and craft a magnificent family home a short walk to Glenferrie Road shops, cafes and transport, surrounded by Melbourne’s leading schools.

LORNE

Saturday 19th October at 12.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 12.00pm Nick Walker 0417 330 650 Ann Brownell 0409 445 888 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au

4A Tradewinds Avenue

One of the West Coast´s most unique properties, this stunning elevated, light filled Edgard Pirrotta designed residence features floor to ceiling glass opening to large timber decks with spectacular ocean views to Lorne township. Situated on a generous allotment of 4,593m2 with potential for subdivision (STCA). Comprising expansive open plan kitchen/meals, informal sitting room, 3-4 bedrooms (master bedroom with ensuite), main bathroom, dual living zones, huge storage, off street parking for 4 cars, central heating and open fire place.

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Geelong Penthouse/100 Western Beach Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 9th November at 11am Contact Agent As advertised or by appointment Suite 7/95-103 Pakington Street Geelong West 5222 7772 Joe Morabito 0402 214 257 Marcus Falconer 0417 376 025

The Geelong Waterfront has more to offer than you know! The Geelong Waterfront is the prized possession of this rapidly growing city, with close proximity to the CBD, and only a short drive to the Surf Coast, Barwon Heads & the magnificent Bellarine Peninsula. The property along the Waterfront is some of the only real estate that enjoys North Facing Bay Views in

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AUCTION THIS SUN AT 12:30

CAUlfIEld NORTH, 18B AlBERT STREET

CAUlfIEld NORTH, 34 ORRONg CRESCENT

A COllABORATION Of dESIgNER lUxURy ON EvERy lEvEl

A CRAfTSMAN’S JEwEl Of flORENTINE BEAUTy

Incredibly imposing, this spectacular 3 bedroom + study 3.5 bathroom architectural sensation is brilliantly designed to create the ultimate lifestyle experience. Providing individual levels of leisure, this awe-inspiring residence showcases stunning open plan entertaining (gas fire) with bi-fold doors to an alfresco area & plunge pool, amazing marble Miele kitchen (butler’s pantry), 3 superb bedrooms (BIRs/WIRs & luxury ensuites), study, gym, theatre room, cellar, private lift & double basement garage. Own title, walk to Caulfield Junction, Caulfield Park & tram. 4

Surrounded by superb parterre gardens, this Florentine inspired optional 4 bedroom/ or 3 bedroom + 2 study, 2.5 bathroom residence exudes timeless luxury quality and craftsmanship. That has to be seen to be believed. First time offered in 35 years, this elevated solid brick home is resplendent with up to 5 living areas, executive study, provincial style kitchen, sweeping staircase and a north facing rear garden with heated pool & spa, BBQ, a covered alfresco terrace, poolside 4 bathroom & a double auto garage via Cobden Street. Moments to Alma Village, Carlisle St cafes, leading schools & transport. 2.5

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AUCTION: SUN 27TH OCTOBER AT 2 INSPECT: wEd, SAT & SUN 12:15-1

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CAUlfIEld SOUTH, 440 kOOyONg ROAd

ENTERTAININg glAMOUR ANd INNOvATION ON THE PARk

UNPRECEdENTEd QUAlITy MEETS CUTTINg EdgE INNOvATION

With beautiful views of Caulfield Park on 700 sqm approx, this amazing 4 bedroom + study 3 bathroom period home has been transformed with pioneering technology, clever illusions and a glamorous finish. Set in terraced landscaped gardens, this state-of-the-art entertainer showcases luxe dining room (OFP), high-tech Miele kitchen (WI pantry), open plan entertaining (pebble fire), theatre room, cellar, children’s retreat, opulent study (OFP), 3 marble bathrooms, covered alfresco, porte cochere and auto garage (auto gate). Walk to Caulfield Junction cafes, tram and schools.

Designed to commemorate the next level in apartment opulence and innovation, these striking 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments have perfected the art in lifestyle living. Visually stunning with individual layouts, there is a choice of penthouse apartments with terraces or beautiful courtyard/ balcony apartments to complement your lifestyle, showcasing spacious open plan entertaining areas, unrivalled marble kitchens with European appliances, 2 superb bedrooms, fully tiled bathrooms, security & basement garaging. Moments to fantastic shopping precincts, transport, leading schools & parkland.

AUCTION: SUN 27TH OCTOBER AT 12 INSPECT: THURS 6:30-7, SAT & SUN 11-11:45 Rochelle Butt 0412 707 033 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

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TOORAK 108 St Georges Road Designed by architect Guilford Bell consisting of 11 main rooms with ultra-rare river frontage (approximately 30m) and private jetty affording an incredible lifestyle opportunity. Once a glamorous family home it now requires top-to-toe renovation (approved plans & building/ engineering quotes available). Features 5 bedrooms plus self-contained 1 or 2 bedroom apartment, outstanding river views from sweeping living spaces plus 5 car garaging and an expansive riverfront garden designed by Edna Walling.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Justin Long 0418 537 973 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 2a Chesterfield Avenue Reminiscent of an iconic European villa, this magnificent brand new architect designed residence highlights timeless elegance and state of the art luxury. Superbly situated near Menzies Reserve, Kooyong Village and excellent schools, it sets a new benchmark in executive family excellence. Extravagant proportions distinguish the 3 opulent ensuited bedrooms, captivating formal & informal rooms, sublime Gaggenau kitchen, stunning private terrace with heated pool, home cinema room/guest bdrm, cellar & multi-car garage with space for storage or gym. Land: 430sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Justin Long 0418 537 973 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.2achesterfieldavenue-malvern.com

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SOUTH YARRA 30 Rockley Road Exclusively situated in a prestigious cul-de-sac, this distinguished solid brick Edwardian residence´s impressive array of family accommodation & glamorous living spaces provide a coveted family lifestyle. Graciously proportioned interiors exude contemporary European elegance through beautiful formal rooms, study & living room. Light filled family areas & well-equipped kitchen open to deep northeast garden with pool & cabana. Stunning main bedroom (en-suite) is accompanied by four further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom & retreat. Land 980sqm/10,545sqft approx.

Auction

Thursday 24th October at 6.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday & Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 3 Wellington Street Magnificently situated metres from Dendy Beach, the exquisite elegance, designer style and exceptional indoor and outdoor proportions showcased by this illustrious Victorian residence highlight its irresistible family appeal. Sumptuous formal rooms and sensationally spacious living and dining areas with gourmet kitchen open to a private north-facing garden with picturesque heated pool. Four lavish bedrooms include main with en-suite, a study area and 2nd stunning bathroom. All within walking distance of shops, restaurants, cinemas, trains and schools.

Auction

Wednesday 30th October at 6.30pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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Nick Johnstone Real Estate 9533 8300 Nick Johnstone 0414 276 871

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EAST MELBOURNE 84 Powlett Street The magnificent architect renovated dimensions of this illustrious c1877 Victorian residence showcase unforgettable designer style & absolutely captivating elegance to create a superlative family domain in Melbourne´s premier location. Wide American oak floors flow through arched hallway, impressive formal rooms (marble OFPs), gourmet Miele kitchen, light-filled family dining & spacious living room opening to private courtyard. 4 beautiful bedrooms (BIRs) & 2 bathrooms incl a gorgeous main with en-suite. Impeccably appointed throughout. Cellar. Dbl secure carport via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & 5.30-6pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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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.84powlettstreet-eastmelbourne.com

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ARMADALE 878 High Street Spectacularly situated amidst beautiful gardens with converted stables & pool, this landmark c1889 Victorian residence´s unforgettable elegance & dramatic proportions deliver an exceptional family lifestyle near boutiques, restaurants, Armadale station & schools. Soaring ceilings & Baltic pine floors distinguish glorious formal & family living spaces with large kitchen, five bedrooms, four bathrooms & evocative self-contained former stables offering versatile recreation or accommodation options opening to the pool and garden. Land: 1,114 sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 11.30am

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 105 Stanhope Street This classic c1880s Victorian residence´s refined elegance has been brilliantly enhanced by a spectacular architect designed addition to create an unforgettable family domain. Magnificent period features distinguish sitting room & generous living room (OFP) while concrete floors and vast expanses of glass define the remarkable open plan living & dining area (OFP) with state of the art kitchen & wine cellar opening to a stunning north-facing garden with heated pool. 4 beautiful bedrooms are accompanied by 4 designer bathrooms & a retreat. Land: 810sqm/8,718sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 11.30am

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Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 John Manton 0411 444 930

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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TOORAK 188 Kooyong Road Magnificently showcasing impeccable refinement and superlative luxury, this exquisite whole floor 55sq ground level residence delivers an exclusive lifestyle near High St and Beatty Ave. Gracious proportions and designer finishes define elegant sitting room & formal dining. Impressive Miele kitchen with Liebherr fridge/freezer and expansive living and dining open to stunning northeast garden with pool. Three en-suited bedrooms are accompanied by a versatile 1-bedroom apartment downstairs. Comprehensively appointed with every conceivable luxury.

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Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BRIGHTON 36 Middle Crescent One of Brighton´s finest homes, this magnificent c1890 Victorian residence (1100sqm approx) showcases exquisite elegance and exceptional indoor and outdoor dimensions near leading schools and Church St. Imposing reception hall introduces formal dining (marble OFP), main bedroom (marble en-suite), 3 bedrooms with marble OFPs and lavish bathroom. Conservatory style living/dining, brilliant kitchen, huge cinema room and billiards room surround spectacular north garden with heated pool and covered terrace. Circular stairs in the library lead up to a study in the tower.

Expressions of Interest Close Monday 28th October 5.30pm

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.36middlecrescent-brighton.com

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CANTERBURY 2 Dudley Parade This magnificent Edwardian residence c1910 showcases classic period styling. Beautifully renovated over 2 levels comprising wide hallway, formal sitting & dining rooms, study, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & upstairs rumpus. A superb granite+S/S kitchen with informal dining, conservatory & spa, separate informal living/theatre opens to a paved alfresco area, heated I/G pool & deep rear garden with remote double garage+carport+storage & self-contained apartment/studio/office. Incls. alarm, cellar, d/heating, front OSP & ROW. Land: 1,400sqm/15,064sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 11.30am

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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EAST MELBOURNE 18 Jolimont Terrace Amidst some of Melbourne´s finest homes, this distinctive c1860´s 4 bedroom residence´s wonderful period charm, generous dimensions & west-facing garden offer an outstanding opportunity to use existing plans (STCA) to create a luxurious family domain in an iconic address opposite Yarra Park & MCG. Magnificent sitting & formal dining rooms with marble OFPs are accompanied by stylish new European kitchen, light-filled living/dining room & mezzanine study, studio/4th bedroom (en-suite) & dbl garage. Land 372sqm approx.

Auction

Wednesday 23rd October at 6pm

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Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.18jolimontterrace-eastmelbourne.com

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SOUTH YARRA 111 Caroline Street Near the Royal Botanic Gardens & the Yarra, this delightful, well-proportioned residence features contemporary dĂŠcor, sun-filled living/dining areas, and an Eckersley designed north-facing terrace and garden. Constructed in doublebrick around an efficient floor plan, the home comprises a substantial master bedroom with dressing room and ensuite, 2 additional large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, study, semi-open plan kitchen, central heating and cooling, double lock-up garage and store room.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.111carolinestreet-southyarra.com

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Kay & Burton 9820 1111 Tim Blackett 0400 780 700

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GLEN IRIS 156 Burke Road This evocative period residence´s Deco origins have been brilliantly reinterpreted to create a luxurious & spacious family domain in beautiful garden & pool surrounds near cafes, shops, Central Park, trams & schools. Ornate ceilings & timber floors add a touch of glamour to elegant formal rooms & home cinema while family living & gourmet kitchen extend out to the deep northeast resort style garden & pool. The main bedroom (en-suite) & study occupy their own tranquil zone complemented upstairs by 3 bedrooms & bathroom. Land: 1,071sqm/ 11,532sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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John Manton 0411 444 930 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.156burkeroad-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN 7 Carson Crescent Tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac this imposing 2-storey family residence features a superbly styled interior comprising formal living/dining room, study & powder room, expansive north-facing family area with a stylishly appointed granite/Miele kitchen & laundry all opening to a fabulous outdoor entertaining precinct framed by Ornamental Pear trees with sandstone paving surrounding an I/G pool, gazebo & multi functional storeroom/rumpus. Whilst upstairs has 4 bedrooms, main+bay window, ensuite & City skyline glimpses plus a family bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.7carsoncrescent-hawthorn.com

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ARMADALE 2 Myamyn Street Impeccably stylish, this impressive residence´s spacious dimensions flow seamlessly out to a landscaped nth-facing terrace with pool to create a private oasis in one of Armadale´s premier locations near High St & good schools. Soaring windows & travertine pavers that flow inside & out accentuate the allure through sensational living room, dining & gourmet Miele kitchen opening to nth-facing paved garden & pool. Sky-lit stairs lead up to the main bedroom (ens & WIR), 2 further bedrooms (WIRs), study & bathroom. A studio/gym is adjacent to the double garage.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 12pm

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Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2myamynstreet-armadale.com

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CAMBERWELL 118 Wattle Valley Road Nestled within a leafy streetscape near shops, trams, trains (2), parks & the area´s finest private and public schools, this glorious brick Californian Bungalow´s elegant exterior is more than matched by stylish, impressively spacious interior dimensions. Ornate ceilings and dark timber floors are showcased through graciously proportioned formal rooms while a superb kitchen and expansive family room/ dining area open to a picturesque garden. Main bedroom (en-suite) is complemented by four further bedrooms, study and bathroom. Land: Approx 778sqm.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.118wattlevalleyroad-camberwell.com

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SURREY HILLS 10 Varzin Avenue A quiet oasis and unique bush-like setting surrounds this stunning split-level residence featuring zoned interior with huge floor to ceiling glass areas which have been designed to capture the natural light & bush surrounds. Comprises 5 bedrooms (WIRs), 3 bathrooms, powderoom and stylish Stone & Euro kitchen/butlers pantry, dining area opening to a north-facing terraced garden plus a living area extending to a large deck. Whilst the lower level includes retreats/ living areas opening to terraced gardens overlooking private bushland & birdlife sanctuary. Land 761sqm (approx)

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45pm - 3.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.10varzinavenue-surreyhills.com

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MALVERN 33 Ewart Street Defined by exceptional indoor/outdoor dimensions, period elegance, contemporary style & a family focused location near Malvern Primary, this impressive timber Edwardian residence brings together every element to ensure unsurpassed family enjoyment. Gracious proportions distinguish beautiful formal rooms while the sensational family living area & gourmet kitchen opens to private northfacing garden with heated pool. Two stunning downstairs bedrooms with en-suites are complemented by three further bedrooms, 3rd bathroom & large retreat upstairs.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.33ewartstreet-malvern.com

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CAMBERWELL 4 Grace Street Perfectly located in a quite leafy cul-de-sac close to Camberwell Junction this immaculately presented residence combines the best in traditional period attributes/features with today´s family requirements for living & entertaining comprising high ceilings, entrance hall, study, sitting & adjacent dining room, 3 upstairs bedrooms, main with private balcony, WIR/ensuite, family bathroom retreat & attic storage; plus a generous north-facing family living/ dining area with granite/Blanco Kitchen spilling out to a paved alfresco area & private northerly leafy garden.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Chris Alcock 0407 907 748

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4gracestreet-camberwell.com

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CAMBERWELL 49 Through Road The instantly appealing street presence & distinctive façade of this delightful family home gives no indication of what lies beyond the entrance. The interior feat formal living & dining rooms (OFP), 4 bdrms (BIRs), main/WIR/ensuite, family bath, study, powder room & laundry; plus a contemporary granite/Bosch kitchen with a generous rear family living area spilling out to spit-level decks & a particularly deep rear garden with native landscaping surrounding a gas/solar heated in-ground pool/spa plus adjacent self-contained pavilion/retreat or gym. Land size: 1,083sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.49throughroad-camberwell.com

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HAWTHORN 9 Johnson Street A double fronted period profile, with a preferred northerly rear and a sought after position literally meters from Kew´s elite schools and Glenferrie Road trams, cafes and shops. Congratulate yourself on these exceptional elements when you update, renovate or extend(STCA) this comfortable four bedroom Victorian retaining its beautifully wide central hall and high ceilings. Extended proportions include central living, modern kitchen with adjoining dining, two bathrooms, laundry and sunny rear garden with shed, off street parking.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 4-4.30pm

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Contact

Nick Ptak 0413 370 442 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.9johnsonstreet-hawthorn.com

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KEW 16 High Street South Superbly located with rear gated entry directly to Foley Reserve, this thoroughly renovated brick Edwardian residence offers generous family accommodation over two levels. Built upon solid bluestone foundations & enjoying beautifully established gardens, this impressive 5 bedroom plus large study residence features front formal rooms with fireplaces, kitchen, adjoining living & dining spaces, upstairs attic bedrooms, including main with ensuite & private balcony, ducted heating, alarm, & off street parking via secure auto gates.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

HAWTHORN 3 Calvin Street This stylishly renovated/extended home features American Oak hallway with floor to ceiling glass flowing past a sitting room, study, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, family bathroom & laundry and overlooking a north-facing deck and a 20mtr gas/solar heated lap pool/spa, through to an expansive family living/dining area with a sleek fullyappointed stone & Bosch S/S kitchen. Also includes v/ intercom, camera security, d/heating & cooling, OFPs, surround sound, easy care enclosed front garden & pool surrounds, garden lighting, tandemOSP, garage/storage.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3calvinstreet-hawthorn.com

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GLEN IRIS 137 High Street Impressively situated within an exceptionally deep north-facing allotment with north-south tennis court and pool, this distinguished c1930´s residence offers an idyllic family lifestyle near Ashburton Village, schools, parks and transport. Ornate ceilings and timber floors define the formal rooms, study, four bedrooms (main with en-suite) and bathroom. The stylish Ilve kitchen with Miele coffee-maker and living/dining room open to the spectacular north-facing outdoor dimensions with stunning heated pool and mod grass tennis court. Land 1443sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.137highstreet-gleniris.com

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PRAHRAN EAST 36 Highbury Grove An absolutely stunning northwest garden provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy this glorious c1890 Victorian residence´s blend of period elegance and contemporary style. The arched hallway introduces elegant sitting room (OFP), formal dining & inviting living/dining room with gourmet kitchen opening to the picturesque garden. The main bedroom with OFP & en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms, bathroom & a studio offering additional bedroom accommodation. Superbly situated in a tranquil cul de sac near cafes, shops, trams & schools. Land 547sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.36highburygrove-prahran.com

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HAWTHORN 79 Illawarra Road Enviably situated on Scotch Hill, this architect designed double brick residence delivers impeccably stylish and versatile family living within spectacular garden and pool surrounds. Exuding a wonderful classic contemporary style throughout with timber floors flowing through stunning sitting and dining areas (OFP). The gourmet European kitchen and light-filled living/dining opens to a deep landscaped northeast garden with heated pool. Flexible accommodation includes three bedrooms (main with en-suite), studio/4th bedroom, study, retreat and upstairs terrace.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.79illawarraroad-hawthorn.com

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BRIGHTON 5 Baroona Court Discover a hidden wonder, where fine craftsmanship and pristine presentation are ready to love. Built by Brighton´s Bert Kay, 4-bedroom courtside home matches spaciousness with easy living. North-facing family room opens onto a walled terrace, lounge and dining rooms are beautifully proportioned, and the twin-oven kitchen has garden views. There´s a zoned study/5th bedroom, 4-car garage, and elegance in every room. 30.48-metre/100-ft frontage and land of 735sqm (approx) add to the appeal of this hideaway, near schools, beach, cafes and transport.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Peter Kakos 0418 123 993

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.5baroonacourt-brighton.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 53 Campbell Road This truly superb slate roofed Victorian family residence, recently renovated features a beautifully decorated splitlevel interior comprising polished timber floors, arched hallway, formal living & separate dining room, 4 bedrooms, main with WIR/safe, sparkling ensuite, 2 bathrooms & study. A stunning granite/Miele kitchen+dining opens to a northfacing elevated deck & lower level informal living room, laundry, paved alfresco & leafy garden. Includes alarm, Marble OFPs, hydronic heating, 900bottle cellar, 12,000ltr underground w/tank, remote double garage and ROW.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5.45-6.15pm Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

KEW 6-8 Byron Street This elegant Hawthorn brick Victorian-style residence faithfully includes classic period features complemented by the benefits of modern architectural design comprising arched hallway, study, formal living (OFP) & adjacent dining rooms, p/room & laundry+storeroom flowing to 2 levels with 3 upper level bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite & a family bathroom. The lower level has a stylish timber/granite/Euro kitchen plus expansive family living/dining area with separate media/living room flowing to a paved outdoor entertaining area+private rear garden.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6byronstreet-kew.com

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MELBOURNE 703/400 St Kilda Road Comprising 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this captivating 2storey boutique apartment provides a sophisticated, secure and private lifestyle near the Botanic Gardens and Toorak and Domain Roads. The spectacular views of the Domain, Shrine, CBD and Albert Park Lake is enjoyed by a generous living area with gourmet kitchen and covered terrace.

Private Sale

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Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Contact

Nicholas Hoo 0435 728 272 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.703-400stkildaroad-melbourne.com

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SURREY HILLS 70 Guildford Road This beautiful c1910 Edwardian brilliantly combines refined period elegance and stunning contemporary style within glorious garden and pool surrounds. A Baltic pine hallway leads to sitting room (OFP), main bedroom (en-suite/WIR), 3 further bedrooms, stylish bathroom and 2 powder-rooms. Expansive living/dining with striking stone OFP and gourmet kitchen (butler's pantry) open to pool oasis and paved entertaining area. Includes dble gge, heating/cooling and irrigation. Ideally located close to Chatham and Surrey Hills stations, Maling and Union Rd, excellent schools and parks.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.70guildfordroad-surreyhills.com

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ALBERT PARK 162 Richardson Street Beautifully presented inside and out, this captivating single level Victorian residence´s classy style and picturesque garden provides an idyllic retreat near the beach, Albert Park Village and trams. Baltic pine floors and high ceilings convey wonderful period allure through inviting sitting room, separate dining (OFP), two beautiful bedrooms (BIRs) and modern bathroom. The gourmet kitchen and light-filled living room open to a private garden oasis. Impeccably appointed throughout with garage via Neville St. Note: deep 50m allotment.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.162richardsonstreet-albertpark.com

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CANTERBURY 6 Cross Street A classic period façade introduces this superb doublefronted Victorian family home in a wide tree-lined street waking distance to Maling Road. The stylish renovated/ extended interior comprises formal sitting room, glasswalled study, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, powder room & family bathroom. A split-level rear extension includes a fullwidth family domain with a superbly appointed kitchen & covered north-facing elevated deck; with a downstairs rumpus room+shower/WC, concealed laundry, cellar+storage & alfresco area, a carport with additional OSP (side access).

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6crossstreet-canterbury.com

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CANTERBURY 7 Dudley Parade Behind a very appealing period façade lies a recently refurbished, renovated and extended family home which is all about today´s busy family lifestyle; delivering loads of spacious formal & informal living and entertaining zones both inside and out over three levels with 5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms, rumpus room, stylishly appointed stone/euro kitchen, two magnificent decks and solar heated in-ground pool/spa. Features include sunny north-facing front courtyard, alarm, d/heating/cooling, under-house & roof storage, 9000ltr water tank plus rear access.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.7dudleyparade-canterbury.com

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HAWTHORN 14 Grattan Street This superb 2-storey slate roofed Victorian Terrace c1860 feat polished timber/parquetry floors, front formal sitting & dining rooms (OFPs), p/room & stylish granite/Euro S/S kitchen/meals with WIP & Gas log heater plus a guest bdrm with WIR/ensuite all opening to a side courtyard & pretty rear garden. Upstairs has 3 bdrms (BIRs), main/ensuite plus a bath, laundry & study opening to an elevated deck with spectacular City skyline views and steps to the garden. Incls R/C air-cons (5), external storeroom & shed plus rem/gates, carport/OSP for 3 cars. Land size: 547sqm approx.

actual view

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.14grattanstreet-hawthorn.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 213 Rathmines Road The enchanting period elegance, exceptionally well proportioned rooms and coveted location near schools, Burke Rd trams, shops and cafes and train highlight the immediate family appeal of this captivating solid brick c1907 Edwardian residence. The central reception hall featuring high ornate ceilings and Baltic pine floors introduces three equally large bedrooms, stylish bathroom, inviting living room (OFP), sunroom, dining room (OFP) and country style kitchen. A very deep 861sqm (approx) north-facing garden provides enormous scope for a future extension (STCA).

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.213rathminesroad-hawthorneast.com

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MONT ALBERT 397 Elgar Road Substantial 1,288 sqm (approx) allotment with rear ROW access from Mont Albert Rd. Take advantage of the wide frontage and rear access and build anything from a new luxury home to multi-level apartments, medical suites or multiple town residences (all STCA). Renovating the existing c1885 Victorian home would create a stately domain, comprising 4 bedrms, updated kitchen and bathrm, living and family/dining opening out to deep garden. Brilliantly located close to cnr of Mont Albert Rd, walk to Box Hill Central, transport and schools. No overlays or restrictions.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12noon & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.397elgarroad-montalbert.com

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CANTERBURY 5/3 The Ridge This fully independent single storey residence with private northerly garden offers unsurpassed low maintenance living in an exclusive enclave on the fringes of Canterbury´s famed "Golden Mile". Features gracious separate formal rooms, central ´granite´ kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances, spacious meals area, main bedroom with dressing room and lavish ´spa´ ensuite, second double bedroom with ensuite effect, fitted study or 3rd bedroom, double garage. Includes alarm, ducted heating and air-conditioning.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm Saturday from 12noon

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Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.5-3theridge-canterbury.com

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Greg Sinclair Property Greg Sinclair 0418 170 108

SOUTH YARRA 61 Lang Street Elegantly presented, this contemporary town residence´s generous indoor and north-facing outdoor spaces deliver a wonderful tranquil lifestyle. Perfect for relaxing and entertaining, the formal sitting/dining room (gas coal fireplace) flows through to stylish Miele kitchen and living room opening to a north-facing courtyard. Main bedroom (en-suite/BIR) is complemented by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom with Euro-laundry. Features ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, security intercom and 3 car garage.

Auction

Thursday 17th October at 6pm

Inspect

Thursday from 5.30pm

Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.61langstreet-southyarra.com

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CANTERBURY 12 Marden Street Abutting playground parkland merely steps from the walking trails of Canterbury Reserve, this charming period home´s renovated / extended proportions provide a wonderfully inviting family package so close to Maling Road, rail links and Outer Circle Trail bike paths. Nestled in a peaceful culde-sac, generous four bedroom plus study proportions Include three separate living zones, a spacious main bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite, comfortably appointed kitchen, alfresco entertaining, built in robes, remote garage plus OSP.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.12mardenstreet-canterbury.com

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HAWTHORN 22 Malmsbury Street This sophisticated Victorian family home exudes beautiful classic & contemporary styling delivering oustanding indoor/ outdoor living & entertaining facilities close to Auburn Village. The interior renovated features a central hallway with shiny timber floors, 4 bedrooms, pristine bathroom & laundry+WC. A superbly appointed stone/Euro kitchen & large living/dining area opens to a verandah plus large paved courtyard garden shaded by a mature Peppercorn tree. Features include alarm, plantation shutters, d/heating/ cooling, OFPs, dble/OSP.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.22malmsburystreet-hawthorn.com

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ARMADALE 16 Gladstone Avenue This charming, light-filled & well proportioned classic blockfronted Victorian residence is ideally situated in the heart of Armadale, just a short stroll from Malvern Central, Glenferrie Rd, Malvern station & some of Melbourne´s most sought after schools. Polished timber floors flow through the arched hallway to an inviting sitting room (OFP), 3 bedrooms & spacious bathroom. The bright kitchen, separate dining room & sun-drenched living open to a large private northeast garden. Perfect to enjoy now while contemplating future plans to update & maximize its sensational location.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.16gladstoneavenue-armadale.com

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ASHBURTON 8 Young Street Superbly situated near Ashburton Village, this immaculate c1930´s residence´s enticing period charm & contemporary style is brilliantly enhanced by spectacular northwest-facing outdoor dimensions that create an entertainer´s paradise. Timber floors & Deco ceilings define the formal sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with WIR & en-suite, 3 further bedrooms with BIR's, study alcove & main bathroom. Natural light streams through the expansive living/dining room with stylish kitchen opening to the spectacular landscaped garden with huge covered deck. Land 696sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.8youngstreet-ashburton.com

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KEW 15 Childers Street This ideal site offers an outstanding opportunity to renovate the Californian Bungalow c1927 or prime 713sqm (approx) development site for building a luxurious new home or twin town residences (STCA) capitalizing on a lifestyle location close to The Harp, Kew Junction plus parklands, schools and within easy reach of the CBD by public transport or EastLink. Presenting in original condition throughout the home comprises living room, separate dining, kitchen/meals, bathroom, 3 bedrooms and a verandah/sunroom, laundry & WC plus a rear garden bungalow & tandem OSP.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 4.45-5.15pm

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Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.15childersstreet-kew.com

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MALVERN 36 Edsall Street In a tightly held area defined by a picturesque streetscape & close proximity to Glenferrie Rd´s shopping precinct, the perennial appeal of this enchanting double-fronted Victorian residence is guaranteed. Displaying an alluring blend of modern style & period elegance, its light-filled spaces ensure immediate family enjoyment with scope to further update. The arched hallway with baltic pine floors opens up to 3 bedrooms (main with en-suite), 2nd bathroom, spacious living/dining room (OFP) & modern kitchen opening to private garden with in-ground pool & garage.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Fiona Ansell-Jones 0410 325 240

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.36edsallstreet-malvern.com

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PRAHRAN 36 Green Street A local landmark, this magnificent c1890´s Victorian residence matches elaborate period elegance with lightfilled contemporary style to create a sensational family sanctuary near Chapel St. Exquisite high ceilings & dark Baltic pine floors are showcased through arched hallway, glorious sitting room & gracious formal dining both with marble OFPs. Four bedrooms & two bathrooms include a main bedroom upstairs with stylish en-suite, BIR & balcony. The modern European kitchen & bright living/dining room open to private courtyard & OSP. Land: 406sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.36greenstreet-prahran.com

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SOUTH YARRA 78 Domain Street This classic Hawthorn brick single level Victorian home features a beautifully renovated interior featuring double arched hallway, polished timber floors and the flexibility of 2 or 3 bedrooms, main/ensuite and a 2nd bathroom. A light-filled, full width living area with cathedral ceilings, sky windows (with shutters) and large windows incorporates a well equipped kitchen/Euro laundry opening to a private courtyard with fountain & gas mains BBQ. Includes alarm, ducted heating, marble OFPs, cooling, motorised blind & storage.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 5.30-6pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.78domainstreet-southyarra.com

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BURWOOD 19 Murray Drive This brand new 2-storey town residence features a textured façade introducing a stylishly appointed home enhanced by superior quality fixtures/fittings comprising Bamboo flooring, expansive open-plan family living with a sleek stone & Smeg S/S kitchen, butlers pantry & laundry flowing to a northfacing landscaped courtyard. Complemented by the flexibility of 4 or 3 bedrooms, one downstairs with ensuite or optional living/study, 3 upstairs (main/WIR/ensuite) plus a family bathroom & retreat. Includes rem/dble garage with internal/courtyard access.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 9-9.30am

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Chris Alcock 0407 907 748

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.19murraydrive-burwood.com

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KEW 105 Princess Street On the Studley Park precinct´s northern fringe, this gracious c. 1910 residence on 833sqm (approx) offers extraordinary scope across a range of applications. Revive its former grandeur with a renovation, readily convert to two independent domains, sharing an address with some of Melbourne´s finest homes close to the Yarra, elite schools and Kew Junction shopping. Eleven principle rooms retaining their rich personality, generous proportions, modern kitchen and two bathrooms certainly provide a wealth of options.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12noon & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.105princessstreet-kew.com

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SURREY HILLS 26 Empress Road A prime Chatham Precinct position provides a picture perfect family setting for charming Lynwood´s easy combination of classic Edwardian character and renovated modern function just moments from Canterbury Sports Ground, Chatham Primary, Maling Road and rail links. Includes four bedrooms, the main with WIR/ ensuite, formal sitting or study, open plan family with Euro appointed kitchen, family bathroom, powder room, sunny alfresco entertaining, easily managed northern garden, multiple OFPs, gated OSP. Scope to update if desired (STCA).

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.26empressstreet-surreyhills.com

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KEW 4 Duke Street Beautifully presented throughout, the captivating dimensions of this stunning 1935 timber residence are matched by superbly landscaped outdoor spaces to provide a total family lifestyle package near Willsmere Village, parks, schools and freeway access. An inviting ambience is established through sitting room and generous living/dining spaces with gourmet kitchen that extend out to a deep north-facing garden. The main bedroom with en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms and bathroom. Features ducted heating and RC/air-conditioning.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4dukestreet-kew.com

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CAMBERWELL 2/57 Seymour Grove Immaculately maintained, classically styled two-storey town residence, close to Camberwell Junction comprises tiled entry, powder room, formal living/dining room and informal living area incorporating a granite & S/S kitchen all opens to a sun-drenched paved courtyard with leafy gardens & water feature -creating a perfect indoor/outdoor entertaining precinct. Whilst upstairs has a landing/retreat, 3 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite & a family bathroom. Includes intercom, alarm, d/heating/cooling/vacuum, rem/dble garage with internal access through laundry.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2-57seymourgrove-camberwell.com

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PRAHRAN 39 Banole Avenue Tastefully presented throughout for immediate enjoyment, this delightful solid brick Edwardian residence´s original charm, contemporary style and wonderfully private and spacious northeast facing garden setting provide a peaceful oasis walking distance to High St. The L-shaped hall boasting Baltic pine floors and high ceilings introduces three double bedrooms and a stylish bathroom. The inviting living room (OFP), sleek contemporary AEG kitchen and bright dining open to a covered terrace and private northeast garden. Features hydronic heating and Euro-laundry.

Auction

Saturday 19th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.39banoleavenue-prahran.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 14 Condor Street This pretty Hawthorn brick single-fronted cottage is loaded with period charm and potential to take it to the next level. A classic period faรงade and interior features two bedrooms, generous living room, modern country-style kitchen/dining, period-style bathroom, laundry and a second cosy living area overlooking a deep rear garden with plenty of room to extend out or up (STCA) if desired - capitalising on this outstanding lifestyle location surrounded by quality real estate. Other features include ducted heating, rear OSP with lane access.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

ARMADALE 785 High Street Completely original and in exceptionally sound condition, the gracious proportions, timeless elegance and north-facing outdoor dimensions of this classic solid brick Victorian residence represent an outstanding opportunity to renovate near shops, cafes, Armadale station and Toorak Park. Soaring ornate ceilings and Baltic pine floors define the double arched hallway, elegantly proportioned sitting room boasting a marble OFP and three generous bedrooms with bathroom. The dining area and kitchen lead out to a private northfacing garden. Land Size: 301sqm/3,239sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Fiona Ansell-Jones 0410 325 240

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.785highstreet-armadale.com

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PRAHRAN EAST 21 Chomley Street This solid brick Edwardian residence of 5 principle rooms, positioned in this highly coveted location and a preferred northwest-facing garden is well and truly ripe for renovation. Excellent proportions and original period charm signals an easy renovation and addition (STCA) to this classic layout. Transform this house into a sensational inner urban home, walking distance to High Street´s shops and cafes, Dandenong Rd trams and local parkland. Includes L-shaped hallway, three generous bedrooms, living room and kitchen area. Land size 213sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.21chomleystreet-prahraneast.com

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PRAHRAN EAST 23 Chomley Street Wonderful period integrity, a superb location & a northwest orientation highlight the significant renovation opportunity presented by this solid brick 3 bedroom Edwardian residence. Preserving much of its original character including high ceilings & gracious proportions, it is an ideal blank canvas for a straightforward renovation & addition (STCA). A long hallway introduces three spacious bedrooms, bathroom, bright living room & original kitchen leading to a good sized northwest garden. An exciting opportunity near High St, trams and parks. Land 214sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.23chomleystreet-prahran.com

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INVERLOCH Choice of Two Lots in the Ruttle Estate With breathtaking ocean & woodland views, Lot 11 Albert Ruttle Drive & Lot 26 John Flag Rise, Inverloch epitomise private coastal living just 90 minutes from Melbourne. At 2.9ha, Lot 11 boasts complete seclusion and an elevated house site cocooned by native Melaleuca. Similarly, Lot 26 offers 1.3ha of picturesque surrounds for a stunning abode amongst the Eucalypts. Both possess captivating views across Venus Bay, Cape Liptrap & Wilson´s Promontory and are just minutes from Inverloch and outdoor activities.

Auction

Sunday 3rd November at 11am

Inspect

By appointment

Contact

Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.ruttleestate.com

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Conj

Stockdale & Leggo - Inverloch 5674 3977 Adam Leys 0407 047 674

PRAHRAN 19 Westbourne Street Completely contemporary behind its traditional aesthetics, elegant front and rear courtyards frame this flawlessly presented four bedroom, two bathroom Victorian featuring an upstairs main bedroom with walk in robes, ensuite, a loft style study/retreat and a balcony that delivers spectacular city views. Natural light fills a living/dining domain that incorporates a beautifully designed granite kitchen before bi-fold doors link seamlessly to the courtyard´s private north westerly dimensions. Merely moments´ walk from Hawksburn Village.

Auction

Thursday 7th November at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.19westbournestreet-prahran.com

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Specialising in property up to $1million

MONT ALBERT 7/397 Mont Albert Road www.7-397montalbertroadmontalbert.com

A sensational refurbishment has added contemporary designer style to this fabulous single level garden residence situated near Hamilton St shops and cafes, Mont Albert station, parks & schools. Streaming with natural light and boasting polished timber floors, the generous living and dining room with gas log fireplace and a stunning gourmet kitchen open to a covered entertaining deck and private northeast garden. The two immaculate bedrooms (BIRs) are complemented by designer bathroom and double garage. INSPECT Thu 1.15-1.45pm & Sat 10-10.30am

2 1 2

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 10.30am

Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

mwone.com.au

9822 9999

Specialising in property up to $1million

MALVERN 9/355 Glenferrie Road www.9-355glenferrieroadmalvern.com

2 1 1

Surprisingly spacious, this impressive garden apartment offers considerable appeal to down sizers, home-buyers & investors through generous living & dining rooms, balcony, stylish kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and car-space. INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 11.30-12pm AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 1.30pm

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Joe Falzon 0406 114 811 Conj-Chris Burne 0412 310 535

South YArrA | 25/33 Murphy Street The ultimate lifestyle purchase for those who desire absolute convenience. This stunning, fully renovated penthouse apartment is defined by its impressive proportions, elegant style and 270-degree panoramic views. Featuring: Entry hall, spacious open plan living, separate dining, stylish kitchen, rumpus room/ office, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, laundry, lift access, intercom, sunny entertaining balcony and 2 secure car spaces.

Auction 26th October 2013 1pm View Wed & Sat 1- 1.30pm,Thur 6- 6.30pm Phillip French 0411 090 987 David Colbran 0418 348 481

sothebysrealty.com

14 Wallace Avenue,Toorak

9825 0555


FITZROY NORTH 1A Newry Street STUPENDOUS WAREHOUSE STYLE This grand Victorian stables/factory with stunning central courtyard garden offers vast studio, 2 light-filled living areas, 5 bedrooms, large home office, country kitchen, 2 bathrooms, utility rooms and fine historic detail. More info: www.1anewryst.com

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AUCTION Sat 19 October at 3pm INSPECT Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 2.30-3 CONTACT Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985 Fitzroy | 9417 1956

NTH MELBOURNE 13-15 Donnovans Ln 3/4 STUNNING CONVERSION (Access via Wood Street) An exceptional and rare warehouse conversion by 6 Degrees Architects offering 3 living areas, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a study and tranquil garden spaces in a brilliant location.

10 Harts Parade Hawthorn East

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AUCTION Sat 9 November at 3pm INSPECT Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 12.30-1 GUIDE $1,300,000 - $1,450,000 CONTACT Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985 Fitzroy | 9417 1956

214/38 Camberwell Rd Hawthorn East

SAVE UP TO

55K

$ Possibilities, The Ultimate Prize! A rarity indeed in such a prized precinct! Built, loved & immaculately cared for by one family for more than 30 years. Three bedroom brick veneer highly sought position & beautiful deep 335sqm block with rear ROW, inspires truly exciting scope for significant renovation or brand new home (STCA)—only moments from coveted schools, Auburn Village cafés & Riversdale Road trams. 3

INSPECTION Thurs 17th Oct 2.00pm-2.30pm Sat 19th Oct 11.00am -11.30am AUCTION

Saturday 26th October 1.30pm

CONTACT

Evan Lykourinos 0414 555 455 Stan Katz 0411 222 920 Paul Richards 0414 503 324

OFFICE

Level 1, 2/205-207 Riversdale Rd Hawthorn 3122

PHONE

9815 2999

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Sleek, Streamlined, Seductively Brand New This state of the art apartment comprising 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, spacious, light filled living areas & a superb terrace for outdoor entertaining. Exceptional kitchen & Euro laundry. In a location between Camberwell Junction & the vibrant shopping centres of Glenferrie & Auburn Rds, your cosmopolitan lifestyle is set to begin. Within easy access to trains & trams, popular cafés, eateries, parks & elite schools. 2

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STAMP DUTY PAID BY THE DEVELOPER

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PRIVATE SALE INSPECTION Thurs 17th Oct 12.30pm-1.00pm Sat 19th Oct 10.00am-10.30am CONTACT

Mark Kainey 0419 333 437 Paul Richards 0414 503 324 Evan Lykourinos 0414 555 455

OFFICE

Level 1, 2/205-207 Riversdale Rd Hawthorn 3122

PHONE

9815 2999

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A6 | B3 | C4 | D | E

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| 1 Harcourt Street

Talana c1899

History, Grandeur, Lifestyle and Position!

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’Talana’ represents the finest example of Queen Anne design Melbourne has to offer, with abundant period features such as elaborate plasterwork and fireplace mantles, combined with modern appointments including home theatre, remote wrought-iron gates and programmable C-Bus lighting – set in landscaped grounds of over an acre (4,122sqm/44,369sqft). A truly magnificent property offering the very best in resort-style family living, including championship tennis court, enormous lap/leisure pool, 4 car garage and fully self-contained summer house; close to everything, including an array of Melbourne’s finest schools.

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A6 | B6 | C8 | D

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| 3509 Frankston-Flinders Road

’Cunana’

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Architect designed property privately situated down a quiet country lane, nestled amongst lush farmland and mature trees on the Mornington Peninsula with breath taking sea views. Defined by clean lines every room is generously proportioned with exceptionally high quality fittings used at every point. ´Cunana´ sleeps 14 people, including a master-suite complete with dressing room, two further bedrooms, a powder room and bathroom and two huge entertaining terraces plus guest quarters. Additional features include: lift access, Indoor pool, cinema, gym, cellar, double garage, carport and security gates.

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A5 | B3 | C2 | D

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| 14 Bates Street

Significant Sanctuary In Elite Environs

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In the Gascoigne´s most prestigious pocket, superbly landscaped gardens of 1,193 sqm (approx.) with pool surround this significant Federation Bungalow, architecturally renovated to establish a family living and entertaining sanctuary of refined grace, substantial proportion and stylish contemporary complement. Distinguished dimensions full of originality flow to modern spaces that feature a Miele kitchen and alfresco entertaining deck. Five bedrooms, all with robes, include a downstairs main with WIR and ensuite. Remote double carport/OSP, secondary access via rear ROW. Walk to Central Park, leading schools.

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A4 | B2 | C2

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| 66 Clifton Street

´CLIFTON HOUSE´ c1907

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Reputedly Richmond´s original police station, an arresting sense of quality and craftsmanship accompanies this refined family residence´s serene spaces and superb contemporary kitchen overlooking a perfectly private garden. Two downstairs bedrooms sharing a flawlessly finished bathroom deliver desirable accommodation while above, luxury reaches a whole new level throughout a massive main suite. A free standing two storey studio adds fabulous flexibility to one of Richmond´s finest homes on the hill, with parking for two cars accessed from Dando Street.

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A4 | B3 | C2

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| 7 Vincent Street

Edwardian Elegance With Options

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Gracious across a broad 20.08 sqm frontage, this refined Edwardian´s distinguished period personality, extended modern spaces and superb 855 sqm parcel of land promise both immediate and long term family rewards close to Central Park and key independent schools. Framed by a landscaped garden, generous four bedroom plus study proportions featuring high ceilings, immaculate presentation and inviting indoor/outdoor entertaining offer comfortable accommodation whilst scope to update or renovate is explored in this most respected family neighbourhood. Garage plus workshop and cellar.

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A5 | B2 | C3

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| 31 Westgarth Street

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Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 26th October at 12.00pm

View:

Thursday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

24/7 View:

abercrombys.com.au

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Gascoigne Character With Modern Finesse

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| 23/11-21 Marne Street

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Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Office 9864 5300 Conj Agent: Kevin Sheehan 0411 592 929

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Saturday 26th October at 12.30pm

View:

Wednesday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am

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Castle Towers - A Domain Precinct Icon

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PEACEful lIfEStylE wIth EStAtE-lIkE outlook

E2

EASt MElbournE 92 Vale Street

D3

Amidst some of Melbourne’s finest homes, this distinctive double storey Victorian residence with balconied façade & tessellated front verandah offers period charm, generous dimensions & park-facing outlook offer an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the finest lifestyle in an exclusive East Melbourne environment opposite Yarra Park & the MCG. Downstairs, the formal entry flows through to a magnificent sitting room with marble open fireplace & formal dining room, with a central casual meals area beside the exquisitely equipped new kitchen with stone benchtops & Euro appliances. Upstairs 3 spacious beds, main with a vast newly renovated walk in dressing room & spectacular ensuite bathroom. Second & third beds have inbuilt robes & are serviced by a centrally positioned bathroom. Aircon, hydronic heating, brick-paved rear courtyard & secure off street car parking from wide rear lane.

AuCtIon Saturday 26th october 12pm VIEw Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm ContACt Paul Caine 0407 393 900

F2

370 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC

caine.com.au/1082473/

8413 8000

VICtorIAn tErrACE wIth A twISt

E2

EASt MElbournE 47 Agnes Street

D3

Superbly located with almost direct access to the CBD, MCG and the entire Arts and Sports precincts of greater Melbourne, this excitingly renovated Victorian Terrace (Circa 1879) offers a great opportunity to secure a foothold in the limited availability of East Melbourne’s heritage homes. Through a private front courtyard, ideal for summer afternoons, enter this recently renovated Victorian townhouse, with formal sitting and dining rooms, separate kitchen and family room that opens to a vast rear sun terrace.Upstairs three large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms will provide all the sleeping comfort for an exciting family life. Also included is a secure double lock up garage with wide rear lane access, heating, air conditioning, endless storage capacity and central light well for bright well lit rooms. Brilliantly positioned to many amenities the city, Bridge Road shops and transport all close by. Ensure you inspect early to fully appreciate the excellent opportunity offered here.

AuCtIon Saturday 26th october 1pm VIEw Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm ContACt Paul Caine 0407 393 900

caine.com.au/1086152/

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370 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC


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CANTERBURY 22 Bryson Street 3

3

4

4

1

A spectacular synergy of heritage splendour, superb contemporary crafsmanship & aesthetics imbue this remarkable family residence with unrivalled lifestyle appeal in a prized position adjacent Maling Rd village & private schools. An inspirational architect design creates a harmonious indoor-outdoor fusion of dramatic spaces, luxury features & tranquil landscaped gardens. Incl 3 deluxe BRs, study or 4th, formal rooms, magnificent dining & family rooms with refrectory roof & cantilevered OFP, stunning marble Kitchen, powder room, entertainment deck, 4 cascading ponds, 2 raintanks/irrigation, OSP & DLUG.

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 12noon ____________________________________________________ INSPECT

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 6-6.30pm,

Saturday 2.15-2.45pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 891 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.22brysonstreet.com ____________________________________________________

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DEEPDENE 3 Oakdale Avenue 5

3

2

4

1

On the corner of exclusive Myambert Avenue & with views over Belmont Park, this lavish residence is infused with elegant glamour. The marble lobby complements the sophisticated lounge with marble gas fireplace & generous formal dining. Soak up the ambience of the private, landscaped garden from the conservatory/meals, family room & gourmet granite kitchen. Features a luxurious master Bedroom with dressing room & marble ensuite, 3 Bedrooms, study, retreat, self-contained studio, spa bathroom, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum & double auto garage. Walk to cafes & Camberwell Grammar & Girls' Grammar.

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 12noon ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 906 sq metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Helen Lee 0402 990 671 Richard James 0408 751 189 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Balwyn 9831 2800 ____________________________________________________

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HAWTHORN 24 Lyndhurst Crescent 3

2

2

2

1

Masterfully restored and architecturally transformed to capture all-year-round sunlight, this stunning hawthorn brick Victorian is a triumph of contemporary space and style beyond an immaculate façade. Gallery-style living spaces make the most of the breathtaking natural surrounds and flow to a series of al fresco decks with views spanning the gardens to the rooftops and church spire beyond. Highlights include Master Suite with dressingroom, superb fireside Lounges, Home-Office, Miele Kitchen, heating/cooling, OFPs, double auto garage/workshop via rear ROW and proximity to Melbourne´s finest schools.

AUCTION Saturday 26th October at 10am ____________________________________________________ INSPECT

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Thursday 6.30-7pm, Saturday 2-2.30pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 13.1m x 48.76m approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________

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KEW 12 Florence Avenue 5

4

2

4

1

1

1

Outstanding Edwardian in a revered pocket near Cotham Rd tram. Classic character and contemporary class exist in seamless harmony throughout this exquisite home featuring deluxe Parent´s wing, Study, Teen Retreat, superb refined rooms, Stone/Euro Kitchen and luxuriously decked casual spaces for secluded garden entertaining alongside tropical salt/solar pool. Flawlessly finished with glass-door cellar, in/ out surround sound, hydronic heating, zoned cooling, security, auto-gates/ample OSP.

AUCTION Saturday 19th October at 3pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 2.30pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 21.64m x 48.87m approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Jacinta Tatti 0409 514 893 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________

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Malvern 48 Wheatland road STUNNING EDWARDIAN WITH EXCEPTIONAL PROPORTIONS Family residence which has been renovated to the highest standards. Downstairs formal lounge/study with open fireplace, main bedroom with ensuite and oversized WIR, second bedroom with ensuite, laundry and powder room. Large Miele kitchen and scullery, dining area and informal living with open fire place. Upstairs a further 3 bedrooms, 2 with main bathroom, 1 with ensuite and a children retreat, hydronic heating, ducted heating/cooling, in ground pool and spa surrounded by manicured gardens. Conveniently located to shops, schools and restaurants.

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AUCTION INSPECT CONTACT EMAIL WEB

Saturday 26th October 11:00am Sat: 2.00pm - 2.30pm Thurs: 6.30pm - 7.00pm Matthew Morley 0418 314 621 matthew@morleys.com.au www.48wheatlandrdmalvern.com

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4 CAMBERWELL 26 Trafalgar Road A Grand Victorian With A Prime Location This classic Victorian 1880s residence creates a warm and elegant living environment, sitting peacefully and privately behind a high brick fence, a pretty front garden and lace-work veranda. Comprising: entrance hall, soaring ceilings, coloured leadlight, decorative arches and ornate ceiling roses combined with Baltic pine floors offers a gracious welcome that continues throughout. Comprises: formal & informal living, 4 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms & 4 car accommodation. Tram, train, schools and Camberwell Junction virtually on your door-step. Land: 918sqm approx.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9817 0123

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 26th October at 2.00pm $1,9000,000 plus Thursday 2 - 2.30pm & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

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BALWYN NORTH 7 Ashby Court

Auction: Saturday 26th October at 11.00am Open: Thursday 12.30 - 1pm & Saturday 12 - 12.30pm Contact: Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

Outstanding Home In A Prized Position Nestled in a most convenient pocket in the heart of Balwyn North & being in a quiet cul-de-sac (in the Balwyn High School Zone), this one owner family home offers accommodation, location & atmosphere to suit the most discerning buyer. Ideal for a growing family with a 730sqm (approx.) allotment, this modernised & delightful 4 bedroom family home offers formal and informal living while offering youngsters or teenager´s room to enjoy the charming landscaped rear family garden.

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Toorak 4/71 Lansell Road Stylish well proportioned three bedroom ground floor apartment with pretty garden courtyard. Situated within walking distance of the Heyington Station and with easy access to City Link, direct access is given to many of Melbourne’s best schools. Features abound and included generous formal and informal living areas with built in furniture, a modern kitchen with stone bench tops, two tiled bathrooms, euro laundry, air conditioning, hydronic heating, under cover parking and a huge basement storage area.

View: Thursday 12:30 – 1pm Saturday 11:30am – 12pm Auction: Sat 26 Oct @ 12pm Contact: Rob Hooper 0416 068 854 Office: 9822 9808 1361 Malvern Rd Malvern VIC 3144 www.hooper-realestate.com.au


KEW 182 Cotham Road (corner of Belmont Avenue) Circa 1888 Boom Style Victorian Offering Fabulous Family Living & Entertaining

AUCTION

Saturday 26 October at 11 am

This classic Victorian period home successfully blends classical elegance & contemporary luxury without sacrificing period character. Comprises four bedrooms (main with ensuite & WIR), formal lounge with marble fireplace, family bathroom, open plan living/dining room, gourmet kitchen, outdoor entertaining area, low maintenance garden & double garage. Retains period delights of Baltic pine floors, wide central hallway with magnificent archway, pressed metal features, leadlight & decorative cornice, 12 foot ceilings, hydronic heating & split system air conditioning.

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Landmark Historic Homestead on 20 acres MALVERN EAST 3 WATTLE GROVE ELEGANT C1923 CALIFORNIAN BUNGALOW Offered for the first time in 65 years, this Californian bungalow with two street frontages presents outstanding potential to subdivide (STCA) or renovate and shape an enduring family lifestyle. • Spacious lounge, dining area, two fireplaces • Functional gas kitchen • 2 double bedrooms - main with built in robe • Study or 3rd bedroom • Approx 624 sqm, lush north-facing back garden • Single carport, single garage, off-street parking

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A charming piece of local history built in 1865 as the original Eden Park homestead & set on 20 gently undulating acres & the second time sold in almost 150 years. This house has a low simple building shape, full length verandah’s including early period features timber fireplace mantels & Aga cast iron stove, typical of this early period.

For Sale $1,090,000-$1,200,000 View ljhooker.com.au/4RGH8T Contact Jim Vasiliou 0418 123 054 Gavin Rodrigues 0419 990 711 LJ Hooker South Morang 9404 3000 Shop 10, Axis Centre 797 Plenty Road, South Morang Vic

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249 Myers Road Secluded Luxury on 23 Acres This magnificent 23 acre estate, approx, is a special world of secluded modern luxury. The modern Australian 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom plus a study residence showcases 3 stunning living areas, a bespoke kitchen and expanses of decking. The property features a Barn with stables, ten paddocks and views across the valley to the water…all just 5 minutes from Balnarring Village and 1 hour commute from Melbourne CBD. Auction 26th October 2.00pm Terms 10% deposit balance due 30/60/90 days Inspection Saturday’s 3.00-3.30pm Sunday’s 2.00-2.30pm or by appointment Contact Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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Werribee 17 Princes Highway The Past is now YOUR future!

16 Oxley Court “BLUE WATER & ISLAND VIEWS” Ready set build..... the huge 1093sqm (approx) allotment is perfectly positioned only a few minutes’ walk to the renowned Somers beach and local general store. The visual extravaganza over the blue water absolutely outstanding by day and the dazzling lights of night will leave you spellbound. A viewing platform is on site, it must be accessed via our agent at the allocated times. Auction 26th October 1.00pm Terms 10% deposit balance due 30/60/90 days Inspection Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm Contact Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

Auction Thursday 24th October 2013 at 4:00pm Price Contact Ofce Open Saturday 1:00-1:30pm Ofce 23 Princes Highway Werribee 9974 0922 Contact Pete Cooney 0421 041 479 pete.c@sweeneyea.com.au

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Best Views On the BELLARINE PENINSULA“MT. MURRADOC” 102 ACRES [ 41hA ] Approx. 70 mins Melbourne – 20 mins Geelong [ Exc. Schooling]

This outstanding property features a most spectacular vista down over Swan Bay, Queenscliff, Port Phillip Bay & out the HEADS to the Ocean beyond Town Water – Ornamental Lake -- Beautifully Treed Situated in the heart of Vineyard & Cafe country. Idyllic rural Lifestyle Charming Timber House – Exc. Livestock Facilities – Well Fenced A VERY SPECIAL PLACE POA Stan Lawrence Real Estate 259 Latrobe Tce. Geelong Rural, Land & Lifestyle Acreage Specialist

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Saturday 26th October at 3:30pm Saturday 3:00-3:30pm Suzie Brannelly and Glenn Gardiner 0418 376 144

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THE HOME DIRECTORY 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

Landscaping 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

Decking Decksealrevival

Beat the Spring rush! Melbourne’s deck care and maintenance professional’s. Residential and commercial; Deck sanding, cleaning and sealing. Concrete and paving cleaning and sealing. Delivering a beautiful and long lasting deck surface. Contact: Brian 0410 537 164 www.decksealrevival.com.au

Wardrobes 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

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

AIR CONDITIONING GREENB Heating & Cooling

BLINDS A/P Shutters & Blinds

BATHROOMS Bathrooms ‘R’ Us

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

Through our personalised in home assessments, we take the time to explain the range of products/services available and customise a system that will give you your perfect temperature all year round. Financial options are available. 89 High Street, Kew. Contact: 9854 6220. www.greenb.com.au

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

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. For more information, email: 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. Showroom: 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne or visit our website online. Contact: 1300 662 838. www.smarterbathrooms.com.au

BIN HIRE Direct Bin Hire

We are a family owned and operated business. Small skips from $130. Bobcat hire. Mixed and heavy loads accepted. Friendly and reliable service. Satisfaction guaranteed. 7 days. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Contact: 0403 215 624 or 9364 2149.

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

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

Halcyon Interiors We create rooms as individual as you. Specialising in quality blinds, curtains and custom furniture. We have the expertise to help you find the right solution for your home or office. Contact: 9500 0517. www.halcyoninteriors.com.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

DECKING DeckSealRevival Pty Ltd

Beat the Spring rush! 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. Contact: Brian 0410 537 164. www.decksealrevival.com.au

DESIGN & RENOVATIONS 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

Design & Renovations Valdasigns

A unique cost-effective total service to transform your existing house into a breathtaking home. Take advantage of one or many stages in the process. Create a theme that complements or transforms style. Contact: Valda Berzins: 0417 323 336 www.valdasigns.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, 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 percent through your windows and in Summer it rejects up to 57 percent of sun’s heat. 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 HOME DéCOR Objets de Décor

Visit our unique new store and explore a range of quality products at affordable prices. We will inspire you with our range of home décor pieces and many pampering treats to indulge in. 201 Canterbury Road, Canterbury. Contact: 9939 1958. www.objetsdedecor.com.au

PLUMBING Steve’s Plumbing

Here at Steve’s Plumbing, we specialise in: Maintenance, small jobs, taps, toilets, leaking roofs and building repairs. Registered Builder and Licensed Plumber. Call us now for a quote. Contact: 0419 567 554


THE HOME DIRECTORY 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 now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne. Contact 1300 662 838. www.smarterkitchens.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 Northcote Landscaping

Our services include complete landscape design and construction, renovate existing paving, decking, retaining walls, irrigation and planting. Call our qualified professionals, to receive personalised service and quality workmanship. For your free consultation and quotation Contact : Michael 0412 300 712. www.northcotelandscaping.com.au

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. 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, 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

Bin Hire Direct Bin Hire

Small skips from $130. Bobcat hire. Mixed and heavy loads accepted. Friendly and reliable service. Satisfaction guaranteed. 7 days. Contact: 0403 215 624 or 9364 2149

MIRRORS Giltwood.com

Antiques and decor, antique and reproduction mirror frames restorations, relocations, installations. 410 Burke Road, Camberwell. Contact: 9889 6543. www.giltwood.com

PAINTING Arthur Master Painting Service

We specialise in: Interior and exterior, domestic and commercial, roof painting, small plastering, driveways and paving. All work guaranteed. No job too big or small. Free quotes. Contact: Arthur 8707 2376 or 0419 147 020.

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

PLUMBING Steve’s Plumbing

Here at Steve’s Plumbing, we specialise in: Maintenance, small jobs, taps, toilets, leaking roofs and building repairs. Registered Builder and Licensed Plumber. Call us now for a quote. Contact: 0419 567 554.

Whistler’s Plumbing Services We are a local, family run, small business with over 20 years’ experience. We specialise in Blockages, Hot Water Units, Carbon Monoxide Testing, Gas Appliances, Renovations, Domestic and Commercial Plumbing. We pride ourselves in being courteous, reliable and professional. Contact: Robert 0447 801 966. robert@whistlersplumbing.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.

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

SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blind

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, please email: info@ap-shutters.com Contact: 9818 1133. www.ap-shutters.com

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.

HOME DéCOR

SPRING 2013 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

Landscaping Northcote Landscaping

We are qualified professionals who provide quality workmanship, we design and construct new landscapes or renovate existing, we offer a free consultation and quote service, so for any paving, decking, retaining walls, irrigation or planting call us now! Contact: Michael 0412 300 712 www.northcotelandscaping.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

PLUMBING Whistler’s Plumbing Services

We are a local, family run, small business with over 20 years’ experience. We specialise in Blockages, Hot Water Units, Carbon Monoxide Testing, Gas Appliances, Renovations, Domestic and Commercial Plumbing. We pride ourselves in being courteous, reliable and professional. Contact: Robert 0447 801 966 robert@whistlersplumbing.com.au

WARDROBES Objets de Décor

Visit our unique new store and explore a range of quality products at affordable prices. We will inspire you with our range of home décor pieces and many pampering treats to indulge in. 201 Canterbury Road, Canterbury. Contact: 9939 1958 www.objetsdedecor.com.au

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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


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