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t must be all the sugar. How else to explain the visceral and vituperative reaction by so many otherwise mild-mannered citizens to the arrival of October 31, otherwise known as Halloween? I prefer to call it All Hallows’ Eve, and it’s a tradition that I love, but we’ll get to that. That deep and unreconstructed vein of antiAmericanism in Australia that seems to coexist quite knowingly with an equally deep vein of happy pro-Americanism was knotting itself into a DVT of rage on Thursday. On News Breakfast a large number of viewers were not happy that this day was even being mentioned: Halloween was just cheap American commercialism, went the complaints, and had no connection to our culture. Where was the festival of Ned Kelly? And what does begging for lollies have to do with it? So much anger; so many questions. Let’s try to take them in order. First, a history lesson. As anyone with even a little religion in their background will know, the day of remembering those near and dear who have departed for a better place, All Souls’ Day, is a central part of the calendar – the night before All Saints’ Day. Before the idea of one single god came along, this day was simply an article of faith for pagan worship, with feasting and celebration at the end of harvest (hence the pumpkins)

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and before the long, cold winter set in – a time of death. Over many centuries, as these things always go, different elements of celebration and commemoration become combined into the one: hence the tradition of keeping vigil for lost souls becomes combined with harvest festival, which mixes with the ancient English custom of knocking at doors to beg for a shortbread known as “soul cake”, in return for which beggars promise to pray for the dead of the household. And as anyone who has travelled to Latin American countries will know, the Day of the Dead is a big deal and a hell of a festival, and its influence on the American tradition of Halloween is immeasurable. Here is where the party bit comes in. And the skeletons. And the dressing up. Which brings us up to the present day, just add the usual marketing and commercial opportunities that any quasi-religious festival brings. Halloween can also be a really terrific community, neighborhood event where – for once – you see children happily walking the street, often with parents, visiting houses and celebrating their connection to each other with costumes, sweetmeats and the kind of excitement that only children can ever bring to a high holiday. Which only leaves the Ned Kelly festival question begging, and I must admit this culturally purist argument really does bewilder me.

Apart from this country clearly being able to celebrate many different kinds of traditions and festivals at one time, I really don’t understand the resentment of a tradition that hasn’t grown exclusively from the red earth of the Australian desert. Christmas certainly didn’t; nor Easter. And those Christians who came to this country, bringing that tradition with them, would have had an equally strong connection to the All Souls remembrance from which modern-day Halloween has grown. On News Breakfast some were suggesting that we had a greater connection to Guy Fawkes night and that it should be brought back: but how is a failed English assassination plot from 1604 more meaningful than Halloween? In the end it seems to me the anger over Halloween all comes back to an anti-American resentment that many Australians just can’t get past. I’m sure they have their reasons, but to them I say … it’s just a few lollies. And pumpkins. And some truly fascinating human history. \

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It was true for her hurdling and running career – she was twice world champion in the 400-metre hurdles – true for her new career as a bobsledder, and certainly true in the way she speaks. You are not left wondering what is in her mind, a trait that has often got her into trouble.

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fter all the negative press – more on that later – I ask Pittman whether there was a moment when she decided she didn’t care any more about what people thought. “I don’t think I’d say I never care, I’m too sensitive for that,” she says. “A lot of public people get backlash and don’t care, but I wouldn’t want to change the way I am because I like my sensitivity. I’m going into medicine and that will be a good thing to show empathy.” Empathy is something Pittman, 30, clearly has a lot of. Just an hour with her and you’re pretty confident she’ll be a great doctor. A career in athletics, where you’re meant to think only of yourself, is giving way to a career where it’s all about everyone else. That’s exactly how Pittman wants it. We’re talking at the New South Wales Institute of Sport in Sydney, where Pittman is training every day for bobsledding at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, in February. In an interesting U-turn, she’s switched from athletics to snow sports and will compete in the bobsledding with Astrid Radjenovic. She chose bobsled after first considering boxing and rowing. “Mainly because it still has a running component,” she says. “I love to run. I wouldn’t have done it for 20 years if I didn’t like it.” For bobsledding, Pittman needed to bulk up. “In track and field the goal is to be your minimum body weight, very low skin folds, quite unhealthy really, if I’m being honest. In bobsled you’re encouraged to be as lean but as big as you can be – it’s all about muscle mass. “That’s hard to do clean, as a girl. Boys put on weight really quickly. Us females take a little longer to do it.” The major change in swapping sports was, she says, psychological. “I’ve always been No. 1 in the world. I’ve always been the best at what I do. And transferring to a sport where you’re rubbish, it was a real challenge to not be so hard on yourself and realise you’ve been doing the sport a small amount of time. The realistic chance of Australia winning a gold medal in the Olympics in bobsled is very, very low, whereas every time I stepped on the track in athletics I was there to win. “We don’t expect to win gold. A few sleds would have to crash. You never write it off. I think Astrid and I are very good athletes, but the German girl has been sliding for over 20 years. In Europe you get thrown in a sled when you’re 15, 16 years old. Both Astrid and I are 30. We don’t have the experience. If we come top five we will have done very well.” Pittman met Radjenovic 18 years ago when they were both hurdlers. Radjenovic swapped to bobsled when she was 18, while Pittman stayed in track and field. “She hounded me a few times last year saying, ‘Would you swap over?’,” Pittman says. “I said, ‘Absolutely no chance’. But as soon as I had a go the bug bit, it felt amazing. It’s a brilliant sport.” Pittman is a different person from the days when she was an Australian household name and in the headlines, as much for her off-track controversies as her athletic victories. Being a single mother to six-year-old Cornelis has changed her immeasurably. “For me, he’s very grounding,” she says. “I had a very turbulent career as a young person. I was world champion in athletics when I was 19, so was thrust into the spotlight, no idea how to handle it, spoke too often at times, then didn’t know what was important in life. Then you get a little boy who changes that whole thing for you.” In 2012 she did an entry exam to study medicine. “I remember the day I got the exam results, I can honestly say I was happier than when I won the world champs.”

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PETER WILMOTH meets controversial track star turned medical student and Olympic bobsled contender Jana Pittman

But things haven’t always been so happy. In 2004 she tore artilage in her right knee and underwent surgery in London a week before the Athens Olympics. She ran fifth in the 400-metre hurdles, but her teammate Tamsyn Lewis later said Pittman “loved all the drama”. Pittman responded that Lewis, who had posed for Ralph magazine, was more focused on being a “bikini babe” than running. The rivalry flared again the next year when Pittman accused Lewis of creating a “very evil atmosphere” before the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Pittman says she always hated her drama-queen public image. “I was very young and I don’t think I had a filter, so if someone asked me an honest question I gave them an honest answer. I’m still like that and I wouldn’t change that about me. It still hurts. All I’ve ever wanted to do was represent my country and be a

proud Australian. My whole goal is to help other people, which is why I’ve gone into medicine. I’ve always wanted to be a positive role model for people and it’s difficult to do that if you have somewhat negative things written.” The alleged “catfight” with Lewis saddened Pittman. “It was a very sad story. The only things that ever came out about Tamsyn and I were that we were having some kind of bicker, but the things that don’t come out was that Tamsyn was the very first friend I had in athletics. The first time I ever ran a 400 metres, I was vomiting on the start line and she carried my spikes and drink bottles to the start line, so she cared more about me than anything else and helped me get through the race. “When I did my knee in Athens, she was the one who came all the way to England with me and sat by my side while I had the operation and looked after me


out and win worlds in Osaka in ’07, seven months after having a baby. I look at a lot of people who are quite good at what they do, they can often be a little bit quirky. I am definitely not normal. I’ve got some very quirky sides to me. I’m very spontaneous, I’m very very, very passionate. I can be very single-sighted on things, so if I have a goal in mind I’m very headstrong and driven towards that. My greatest love in life is to help other people, so I will often put my foot in things when I’m trying to help someone else.”

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he says she doesn’t know why she attracts negative publicity. “I’ve always wanted to know. If I could know I could change it and not have it happen again. Or I could teach my son not to do it … I would love to know what I did wrong so I could help somebody else not to do it.” When injury forced her out of the London Olympics, she became fed up with all the ups and downs of athletics. “It’s a horrible roller-coaster, sport. After Athens I wanted to retire, ‘I’m done, I can’t do this any more. It’s such a roller-coaster – I’ll go and be a doctor’. And then you love it and you go back to it. You stop, you start. With anything worth doing, it’s hard but with sport it’s particularly hard because the Olympics are on every four years. That’s one of the reasons I went to bobsled, because Rio was so long away. When London was over I thought, ‘Wow, I’m not waiting four years, I’ll try to find something in the interim’.” Pittman is the “brakeman” on the team, Radjenovic the pilot. “She’s the real gun on the team,” says Pittman. “I’m very substitutable, she’s not. She has to drive it. She’s the skill, I’m just the big muscle at the back.” Last year Pittman coached athletics at Haileybury College in Keysborough. “It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever done. It was another reason I wanted to go into medicine – you can lose yourself in an environment where it’s not about you at all, it’s about someone else. And they didn’t know who you were.’’ She is deeply indebted to her parents, who live close to her in Sydney. “I became an athlete because I was obsessed with my dad,” she says. “He’s like me, he’s a workaholic, very little time for anything but work and his kids, and he would always take a day off work to come to carnivals with me. I saw that as way of getting into my dad’s heart so I trained to impress him and then my body was the right shape. “Sometimes I leave at 5am and they get my little man up and give him breakfast, which allows me the time to pick him up from school. When he goes to bed, I go to physio. I couldn’t do it without them.”

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post-operatively. But nothing like that ever got said. I was told to say nothing, to shut up, not to comment in the media … and I think if I had my time over I would have said, ‘Look, she was one of my best friends’. We almost lost our friendship over it. We’re lucky we’re friends again now. What she said as a joke was played out to almost ruin a friendship. “It was something to do with who was going to beat who, said as a jesty joke and it should never have been anything more than that. Both of us got painted in a negative light and none of the beautiful side of Tamsyn came out.” A 2006 cover line in Ralph magazine said: “It’s alright Tam, we don’t like Jana Pittman either.’’ Soon after, Pittman was booed off the stage at a nightclub: “That was hurtful.”

Is she misread? “I think I’ve allowed it to happen … I was the one who answered the questions when I was asked. I was just a little young to understand the repercussions of it.” Pittman is studying first-year medicine at the University of Western Sydney, juggling full-time studies with Olympic training. She hopes to be an obstetrician. “My whole passion in medicine is in obstetrics and babies and delivery.” She started out in midwifery and transferred to medicine. “I’ve always had a real love for children and maternal health, which automatically meant when I had my own son he became very special.” Pittman, divorced from British athlete Chris Rawlinson, talks about her “turbulent” life. “On track it was brilliant. I won five world titles and was undefeated for many years. Among it all I still managed to come

Changing lanes: Jana Pittman at the NSW Institute of Sport where she is training for the 2014 winter Olympics. (MIck TSIkaS)

She’s been reflective and characteristically candid. “I did a lot of media, didn’t have a lot of support in terms of what to not do and say. I think I got caught up in the whole, ‘People don’t like you or people do like you’. I found it really hard to deal with. Then Cornelis comes along and he doesn’t care who you are. He’s far more proud that mummy’s going to be a doctor. “The other day he was asked ‘What does mummy do?’ and you’d think kids who have an Olympian mum would say, ‘Mum’s an Olympian’. He said, ‘My mummy works in a hospital’.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We WelCome your feedbaCk @

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Barista \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS LITTLE TOMMY TUCKER Marinis remembers BARISTA the first blend of coffee he used almost 16 years ago. “It was Grinders’

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ur night at Acland St. Cantina replays like a stage show. I’m accepting title suggestions. Act one: couple enter a gaily coloured super-casual Mexican-themed café and bottleshop, owned by the Melbourne Pub Group, in the space that was the Mink bar and the Prince Wine Store. Staff are unaware the couple are a review team. Two lone men order takeaway at the counter. The couple dislike reviewing empty restaurants and are ready to take flight. Head waiter (handsome and switched on): “Hi folks, how can I help you?” Reviewer one (stalling, looking around. She did a drive by in mid-winter when it was without signs of life): “Can we have a look at your menu please?” Head waiter (astutely): “Perhaps you’d like to try our dining room.” He leads them downstairs to a more formal, low-lit room that’s the antithesis of the stark kitchen above, with dramatic plaster art and warm exposed bricks, but devoid of customers. Reviewer two (thinking it’s too late to escape now): “Are we a bit early?” Head waiter: “It’s hot outside tonight. They’ll all come in as soon as the sun goes down.” He seats the diners and wanders away. The couple peruse the menu, looking enthusiastically at its bocaditos (small snacks), Mexican street food and interesting mains such as Flinders Island lamb with red mole (a traditional sauce made with 20-plus spices and pronounced mo-lay). Waitress one (pleasant, confident, keen to show off her smooth pronunciation of ceviche [seh-vee-chay], takes their orders). The diners order drinks, too: a marmalade margarita for her and a Negra Modelo beer for him. The cocktail, made with tequila, sweet vermouth, Cointreau and orange bitters, is crusted with a salted citrus sugar and arrives filled well below the rim. Reviewer one looks disappointed. Act two: A shallow white bowl is delivered, holding a velvety green salmorejo (Spanish sauce) that’s been made with green tomatillos, fresh herbs and lime juice. Circular slices of sustainable albacore tuna, white edged from lime-juice curing and blush in the centre are topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and slivers of nashi. It’s a riot of fresh flavours and subtle textures, and the sauce begs plate-licking. Waitress one swoops the dish away – the diners look miffed. Two more plates arrive. One is a terracotta colour bearing two open masa flour tacos topped with crisp-coated fish pieces, colourful coleslaw and a salmon-pink chipotle mole. Chef Daniel Hawkins (three years’ experience with MPG at Newmarket Hotel, Albert Park Hotel and Circa, another three as sous chef at Longrain) later explains the Japanese influence on the dish from the Baja Coast to reviewer one. The second plate holds two flaky-pastry-encased semicircular parcels of lovingly braised lamb ribs. The

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pastry, made with rich pork lard and a subtle, sweet paprika, is excellent. Waitress one reappears and removes this plate too quickly, too. The diners are still dunking their empanadas into the sticky, dark beer and fig-thickened mole. Now they look ridiculously forlorn. The waitress disappears oblivious to their mood and groups of diners begin arriving, on cue. Act three: a second and third waitress appear, dressed in jeans and checked shirts like the first. These two appear younger. Waitress two takes drink orders. Reviewer one asks questions about the tequila list. It features blanco (unaged), reposado (aged for less than a year) and anejo (aged up to three years) varieties, all from Jalisco. Waitress two (she knocks over an empty water bottle with a crash): “I’ll have to check.’’ She never replaces that water bottle. She returns and reviewer one asks another question. Waitress two: “I’ll have to check.” Reviewer one (to reviewer two): “Why doesn’t the barman just come over? He’s not exactly flat out.” Waitress two delivers the requested Casa Nobe anejo tequila, with a chilli-spiced herbaceous chaser.

Waitress three brings a striking grey pottery plate of glossy, russet, barbecued chicken. It’s the pollo al horno, dressed with decorative slices of pickled radish and pools of smooth green tomatillo verde. The tamarind glaze on the poultry is sticky, the sauce adding elements of hot and sour. It could have had a little more spice, but the chef tells reviewer one he’s had to “numb it down”. The diners order desserts, a vividly coloured strawberry and banana sorbet and a milk chocolate “Sublime” candy bar. Reviewer two (of the sorbet): “These flavours don’t really go together.” Reviewer one (of the candy bar that’s a take on an Argentinian treat and loaded with caramel and peanut flavours): “This is delicious, but perhaps the peanut ice-cream as well is a little too much.” Any name ideas? I’ve edited a few scenes including the procurement of the bill. Elements of service this night were so poor they were comical. But the food is good and interesting, the atmosphere is delightful and someone, obviously not the barman or the waitress, has given good consideration to the drinks list. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

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the Docklands under the name Chuck-E. He travelled overseas with brother Edward and lived in Spain for two years, fascinated by the “pintxos” bars, where patrons chose from a range of skewered snacks, keeping the spikes to work out how much they owed. “I managed a pub in Barcelona and also had a side business leasing out pensions for my landlady, which provided a bit of extra income,” he says. At 24, Sedgley was back in Melbourne managing a fine-dining hotel. Three years later, he opened his own restaurant. Named after Barcelona, Barça Food & Wine opened in High Street in 2007. The edgy menu has evolved to include bold creations such as the Dirty Cigar entrée of braised black beans, ash chevre (goat’s cheese), black garlic, quinoa and smoked cocoa salt. It is served on an ashtray with the cigar-shaped pastry-encased filling sitting atop the cheese and quinoa. The look is amazing and the taste sensational. The crayfish bisque with parmesan foam and prawn-and-chive ravioli is also something else. It is served with a basil and cream sphere that “my passion, resembles a large olive but literally bursts in your mouth. though, is Another popular dish is the kicked-over food” flowerpot dessert combining chocolate sponge pudding, malt meringue and garden flowers. They had wanted a chocolate tree but it wouldn’t stand up. “The only dish that is exactly the same as when we started is the paella,” Sedgley says. “We now change our menu seasonally and also when we stumble across a great idea.” Ingredients are fresh, with some provided by family. Sedgley uses award-winning brie made by his aunt Sue McGorlick with her husband, Bruce, at their Locheilan Farmhouse in Shepparton. His father, Michael, makes the quince paste at the family’s Metung property. Sedgley also started Sedgley & Sons wines with Michael and Edward after seeing an old photo his 96-year-old grandfather had of relatives running a butcher shop of the same name. The family label is among 130 wines offered at Barça. Chef Robbie Yoon takes full advantage of the quality ingredients. “He is a true inspiration,” Sedgley says. “He insists on making everything in-house and is not just a chef but a bit of a mad scientist as well.” Sedgley has kept Barça affordable and offers a prix fixe (fixed price) dinner menu of two courses for $45 and three for $55. The lunch special is one course and a glass of wine for $25, or two courses and wine for $35. This year, with his father and brother, Sedgley opened Lona, a pintxos/wine/cocktail bar down the road, completing the Barça/Lona theme. It is also doing well. Keeping it in the family, Sedgley’s wife, Jessomine, 34, who works in fashion and has an eye for detail, ensures Barça and Lona’s modern interiors stay crisp and fresh. Their children, Jackson, 3, and Blossom, 1, also inspired his latest business venture. As someone who never leaves a good idea hanging, Sedgley noticed no one had produced bells to alert people to oncoming prams. Pram Bell products can also be used on scooters and bikes and will soon launch in Britain. If that’s not enough, Sedgley wrote his children a \ book about a famous sheep that escaped on an island at Metung and lived with kangaroos. He is also keen to expand his hospitality business when he finds the time. Given his can-do attitude and endless ideas, it will no doubt be sooner rather than later. \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au bells for prams, scooters and bikes. He has also written a children’s book. Not bad for a former Melbourne » Barça Food & Wine, 1007 High Street, Armadale Grammar boy who left school early after feeling stifled 9822 8515 in the classroom. “School wasn’t exactly for me,” he says. Open Tuesday to Saturday lunch and dinner “I was a wild child.” After washing dishes at a local butcher’s shop, Sedgley » Lona Pintxos Bar, 963 High Street, Armadale spent four years doing an apprenticeship. “I learnt all 9822 0382 about different meats and the art form of butchery. Pintxos available Wednesday to Sunday, noon However, one of the main lessons I learnt was customer until late service,” he says. “My old boss Len was a master of this.” One job was never enough for this driven young » www.barca.com.au, www.lona.com.au, man. While learning the meat trade, Sedgley had DJ www.prambell.com gigs on the side, in 2000 playing at Welcome 2000 at

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Business profile Living life on the edge has paid off for this young entrepreneur, writes CHERYL CRITCHLEY Keeping busy: Charles Sedgley, owner of Armadale’s Barça Food & Wine. (ChriS hopkinS)

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f you can get him to sit for five minutes, Charles Sedgley has a fascinating story to tell. The dynamic young entrepreneur is always on the go, developing new ideas and refining old ones. He literally hasn’t stopped since leaving school at 15 to take on the world. “Because I dropped out of school I’ve approached everything I’ve done at 100 per cent,” he says during a rare break at his Armadale restaurant, Barça Food & Wine. “My passion, though, is food and it is amazing how things you do in your life become so useful later on.” At just 34, Sedgley owns or co-owns the edgy Barça, its sister bar, Lona, and a company selling warning

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whiff of green lime, tobacco and cedar flush with a trace of jasmine and tuberose still pulls me back to being snuggled by my grandparents. I have learnt over the years never to underestimate the power of scents; they have the power to tap into memories and evoke fantasies, lust, fear and longing. But for me, what can be more captivating than the smell of the skin of your loved ones? Here is a challenge for you. Instead of following the crowd, why not lead by personalising your scent? This is a great way to express your personality and leave a lasting impression. The key to a successful scent-mix is in understanding what notes work well together and how to subtly enhance or change them. Here is a guide to spur you on. Who knows, the perfume on everyone’s lips this season could be your very own. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Florals the largest fragrance family works best with other florals or mixed with fruity or green scents

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Tackle the bully: spray your bathroom with two scents you think will work. Shut the door, leave for a few minutes and return. The smell that is overpowering should be excluded in your mixes as it is a scent bully and will overpower any cocktails you come up with. Layer your scent: pick a fragrance group you like and start layering – shower gel/soap /body moisturiser. Know your concentrates: start with the strongest concentration eau de parfum and finish with either an eau de toilette or cologne – the lightest. Never decant several scents into one bottle. Instead, wear different scents all over the body. The heavier scents should be worn on your pulse points – wrists, décolletage, behind your knees and the crook of your arms. The lighter fragrances can be spritzed all over.

Greens / woody works with most scent families as it immediately tones down florals, adds some dimension to fruity scents and is a great way to soften orientals

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self-imploding rock band that’s great when it’s great, but we know it’s not going to last all the time,” is how artistic director Bruce Gladwin describes Back to Back Theatre. Gladwin is sitting in the rehearsal space at the recently refurbished Courthouse Theatre, discussing the spontaneity of rehearsals for the group’s latest production Super Discount, which is opening at Malthouse Theatre next week. It’s an honest admission from the man who, over the past 14 years, has directed the company through a string of acclaimed productions that have won standing ovations and international invitations. “Basically, we have a video camera on and we just record hours and hours of improvisation,” he says. “From that we go back and have a think about, ‘Oh, that moment really worked’, or ‘Those three lines worked’, or ‘That whole scene worked’. Then we cut and paste and edit and transcribe those parts of the video.” Back to Back Theatre is a company not afraid to ask the big questions. Comprising five full-time salaried ensemble members – Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Scott Price, Sarah Mainwaring and Brian Tilley – who are “perceived to have intellectual disabilities”, the company has continued to push boundaries of what can be done with script, cast, direction and performance. In its 26-year history, Back to Back’s stories have explored themes such as alienation, loneliness, intelligence, unfilled desires, the inevitability of death, and just what economic rationality and utilitarianism mean for people excluded from the “norm”. They have performed all around the world, from Seoul to Zurich, Montreal to Slovenia, and have staged works in public train stations and loading dock sheds. “To hold an audience for an hour and half, you need tension, you need drama,” says Gladwin. “You could go see the musical Hello Dolly, and that can hold people’s attention because it has colour and movement and it can make you feel good and laugh. But if you’re interested in drama, what’s essential to it is conflict. There has to be some point where someone is struggling with something that’s complex psychologically … To say it’s dark is to say it’s challenging, conflicted, it’s not given to you on a plate.” Back to Back Theatre began in 1987 in Geelong, growing out of a series of community arts workshops with participants from Corilong Inc, a disability service provider. The workshops explored music, visual arts and performance, and were facilitated by arts practitioners and graduates from Deakin University. The program arrived just as the government was beginning to implement policies of “social deinstitutionalisation”, where people with disabilities were shifted from hospitals and other large institutions into smaller, community-based facilities, and integrated into workplaces and social life. Although Back to Back refuses to acknowledge its difference, one of its axioms is that society tends to view people with disabilities as outsiders. By embracing collaboration, the company challenges perceived ideas of normality: What should people look like? How should they speak and behave? What is considered beautiful, creative, in both art and life? “When I started I was scared about how the actors fitted in with this weighted history of theatre,” says Gladwin. “It’s very formal, theatre, and with it comes the history of Shakespeare, of how to speak properly, articulation, the proper way of doing things, craft. Our actors haven’t gone through a formal training process. They have had to find our own voice, our own way of dealing with text and words, and we developed an aesthetic or framework of how to place the actors on a stage, and to support them, so the audience will look at them without a sense of anxiety or fear.

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ARTS \ Back to Back is not your average theatre company, writes FRANCESCA CARTER


the ACT of the former cast members, Rita Halabarec, could not stop drawing the symbol of Ganesh. Another former member was experimenting with a pitch-shifting device, inspiring the creation of a neo-Nazi-style character. “We had these two thematics, Ganesh and the Nazis, and in many ways the work is a result of Google,” says Gladwin. “We just googled in Nazi and Ganesh and found a number of websites that deal with the Nazis appropriating the swastika. So it really was about the ensemble bringing in ideas, and part of my dramaturgical job is trying to make links between things which we thought to be unalike.” Among the company’s many fans is Oscar-winning actor Cate Blanchett. In June last year, in her former role as co-artistic director of the Sydney Theatre Company, she co-commissioned Back to Back’s latest work, Super Discount, with Malthouse Theatre.

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“i think that everyone in the company would really advocate that anyone can play anything” – bruce gladwin “It’s about saying, ‘Look, listen and experience who these actors are and what they have to contribute to theatre, not what theatre has to contribute to them’. It’s not some benevolent action where theatre is therapeutic and you will get something out of this disabled person. It’s more what has theatre got to learn from these actors, which is, in a way, saying what has society got to learn from these people.” Although Back to Back has a strong portfolio, its most famous work to date is Ganesh Versus The Third Reich, which last year won the Helpmann award for best Australian play. Premiering at the 2011 Melbourne International Arts Festival, the play was Back to Back’s first to deliberately focus on the fact that its actors are intellectually disabled – a device they have used since. Ambitious and self-reflective, the show confronts head-on questions, emotions and opinions that inevitably arise when an audience watches this group of actors perform. Described by The New York Times theatre critic Ben Brantley as a “vital, senses-sharpening tonic for

theatregoers who feel they’ve seen it all’’, the show depicts a theatre group that mirrors Back to Back to the extent that the characters have the actors’ names. In the show, the all-male cast attempts, somewhat ambitiously, to mount a play based on the idea of the elephant-headed deity Lord Ganesh descending to earth to confront the evil Nazis, and reclaim the swastika - a Hindu symbol of luck and well-being. An increasingly exasperated director, David Woods (a guest artist), tries to whip the feverish activity into theatrical shape. “It’s about power and the relationship between the actors and the director, and whether the director is manipulating and exploiting these actors,” says Gladwin. “It’s a difficult story to tell because in a way it’s something that potentially the company could be accused of, because it’s a fictionalised autobiography of us, in the process of making work.” Like most Back to Back performances, Ganesh Versus The Third Reich grew organically through a series of actor-driven workshops. At the time, the cast was investigating different ways of using language, and one

Batman is flatman: Super Discount is about heroes and villains and choosing sides. (Supplied)

eveloped over two years, the play began life as Laser Beak Man, an adventure story inspired by the creations of Tim Sharp, a young Brisbane artist with autism. Since then, however, the project has evolved into something else. “There were three main starting points for this work,” says Gladwin. “One was Tim’s artwork and his creation of this superhero called Laser Beak Man. The second was Brian Tilley, an ensemble actor who is obsessed with superheroes; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge about them. And the third was a conversation that took place between David Woods and the ensemble about the moral, ethical and aesthetic issues around non-disabled actors playing disabled characters on stage and film.” During this conversation, Gladwin says many questions were raised, such as whether Dustin Hoffman should have played the autistic Raymond in the film Rain Man, or whether Daniel Day-Lewis was fitting for the part of Christy Brown, the acclaimed writer with cerebral palsy in the film My Left Foot. Like most of its rehearsals, the conversation was filmed and reworked into the final script. “I think everyone in the company would really advocate that anyone can play anything and why would you limit anyone with creative possibility,” says Gladwin. “The ensemble see themselves as much as actors as they do as people with disabilities. They see themselves in line with Dustin Hoffman and Daniel Day-Lewis, because they are professional actors.” Super Discount is a story about heroes and villains and choosing sides, about representation and power. In the play, the character Super Discount is an unlikely superhero invented by Mark, who is played by long-term ensemble member Mark Deans. Like Ganesh, it uses the theatrical framework of a play within a play but goes one step further – it is even more improvised and consists of three theatrical realities – the superhero world, the audition and rehearsal process, and the discussions the ensemble has about the political and sometimes prickly issues in their attempt to show the story. “When we make theatre, it’s a social dialogue,” says Gladwin. “It’s a dialogue that’s mediated by the spectacle and I would hope that the dialogue would continue in the foyer, in the car, on the way home, and weeks, even months later.” \ fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au » Super Discount at Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse Theatre. November 13 – December 1 www.malthousetheatre.com.au NOVEMBER 6, 2013 \ The weekly review 17


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hen asked by The Guardian a few weeks ago, had been involved in the marketing of the anti-morning “How would you like to be remembered?’’, sickness drug thalidomide – the recently retired Eric British cook, restaurateur, author and television was deeply affected by the public outrage that followed presenter Rick Stein kept it simple. “He cooked a nice bit thalidomide’s denouncement. of fish’’ was his reply. “I don’t know if the shame and horror of this scandal Stein’s new autobiography, Under A Mackerel Sky, had anything to do with either his retirement or his reveals a man of many achievements. Certainly seafood depression,’’ writes his son, who grappled with the cooking proved his passport to fame. tragedy for many years. But long before he opened his first restaurant in Like many of his generation, young Rick Cornwall in the mid-1970s, Stein’s sense of adventure, discovered rock ’n’ roll, failed his final exams and his innate curiosity about the world and its worked for a bit before hitting the international Under A people, and his gentle good humor, laid strong travel trail. Mackerel Sky: foundations for the world-famous Rick Stein At 19, he arrived in Australia and worked A Memoir it’s pure brand that evolved from a man who can cook a variety of jobs in the country that later By Rick Stein stein, “a nice bit of fish’’. became his second home. (Stein’s second wife » $34.95 and pure The second son of Oxford couple is Australian and they have a restaurant at (Ebury Press) Dorothy and Eric Stein was born in 1947. Mollymook in NSW.) magic An uneventful childhood was punctuated by Returning to Britain, Rick ran a successful regular seaside holiday trips to Trevose Head in mobile disco business and then a nightclub in Cornwall, a place of happy memories and where Eric Padstow, Cornwall. taught his son to fish. In 1975 with first wife Jill, he converted the “I loved fishing off the rocks with my dad,’’ Stein harbourside venue into a seafood bistro. The Rick Stein recalls in his first chapter. “There wasn’t a lot of food journey officially began. things I loved doing with him; I was a bit scared of Under A Mackerel Sky reminds us that humble heroes him because he shouted a lot. and effortless communicators can tell great stories. “But fishing was a time of tying knots in Although it focuses primarily on Stein’s earlier years, nylon lines and the threading of ragworms the memoir also suggests an older man’s ongoing on hooks involved us with practicalities and wonder about the world in which he lives, the dish he is I forgot my reserve.’’ tasting, the village cafés he visits, the fish he has caught. Eric Stein casts a discreet and benevolent shadow It’s pure Stein, and pure magic. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au across this thoughtful memoir. When Rick was 17, Eric killed himself by jumping off the rugged Cornish To read more reviews coastline rocks. www.theweeklyreview.com.au/books A former executive with Distillers – the company that

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Under The radar \ Myke bartlett reviews the latest Tv Nowhere Boys \ ABC3, Thursdays from November 7, 6.30pm » www.abc.net.au/abc3/

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this new teenage drama is a rare thing — a kids’ tV show adults will want to watch. a mismatched group of four boys become lost on a school hike and, on making it back to civilisation, discover they no longer exist. it’s a simple, powerful idea, likely to resonate with fragile young egos jostling for recognition (and, perhaps, to jaded older folk wondering if anyone would miss them). the show feels very much informed by the recent boom in Ya literary fiction, which often uses an outlandish, exciting premise to examine adolescent issues. each of the protagonists comes from a different clique — jock, geek, goth and hunk — with very different social standing. Forced to work together to solve the mystery of their own disappearance, the four soon discover that, despite appearances, nobody really has it any better. at the core is a script fast enough and funny enough to keep the kids hooked, with degrees of cleverness and subtlety likely to please a more mature palate. Finally, here is a reason to watch aBc3. \

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Listening \ Poliça Shulamith. Electro-pop that’s as intelligent as it is danceable. Watching \ Mad Men: Season six. Some series are best consumed in bulk, so I’ve been eagerly awaiting this new box set. attending \ The Counselor. This collaboration between Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy is ugly, uncomfortable and compelling viewing.

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All ship-shape getaway \ Holidays on the high seas are where it’s at, writes Kendall Hill

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n case you hadn’t noticed, cruising is booming. such as Cunard, Holland America and Seabourn. More than 21 million holidaymakers are forecast But that success hasn’t come without a lot of hard to set sail this year, according to the Cruise Lines work on her part. International Association, and Australians are When Sherry, a former banking executive and leading the surge. government bureaucrat, took the reins at Carnival We’re now the world’s fastest-growing market in 2007, she inherited an industry in turmoil. for holidays afloat. Last year 700,000 eager Aussies Cruising’s reputation had been rocked by headed off onto the seven seas; by 2016 that number the death of Dianne Brimble, the Brisbane is expected to hit a million. mother-of-three who died at sea This raises several questions. Chief among them aboard P&O’s Pacific Sky. A lengthy – why? What’s the big attraction of booking a coronial inquest in 2011 found Mrs holiday on board a floating amusement park Brimble had died after being with thousands of strangers? How is it that “unknowingly drugged” by three ships an industry that seems to be a magnet for fellow passengers. bad news – remember last year’s Costa In a lecture to Griffith will be here Concordia tragedy in Italy in which 32 University in May, for the passengers died, and the 4200 people adrift Sherry acknowledged oz open aboard the crippled Carnival Triumph in the scale of the task February – can still be the star performer of she faced. “To rebuild global tourism? confidence, it was clear The answer, according to Carnival Australia CEO that nothing short of total Ann Sherry, is word of mouth. Horror headlines industry transformation would apparently count for little against the goodwill be acceptable,” she said. “The spread by cruise converts. ‘anything goes’ reputation of “Even though there have been issues in the last cruising had to go. And it has.” 12 months … that’s not the experience of people Compounding what Sherry calls cruising here,” says Sherry who, as regional chief of cruising’s “reputational issues” was the world’s biggest cruise company, oversees a fleet the fact the local fleet was tired, and of six permanent ships in Australia and another four limited itineraries did little to entice seasonal vessels. Australians aboard. Thanks to Carnival passengers “trusting each She set about getting more investment, other’s word of mouth”, the line has a returning newer vessels and opening up destinations. But passenger rate of more than 50 per cent and carries her priority was “getting rid of the poor behaviour about two-thirds of all Australian cruisers on lines and poor image on P&O ships and changing the 28 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 6, 2013


Clockwise from left: The pool on Pacific Jewel; Queen Victoria; Carnival Spirit in Sydney (JameS morgan);

P&o arcadia’s cinema; Waterfront restaurant on the Pacific Pearl; Seabourn odyssey in melbourne.

customer demographic, changing the product”. Cracking down on anti-social behaviour was top of the to-do list. Carnival introduced closed-circuit TV, security and responsible service of alcohol guidelines, and it began making examples of passengers who behaved badly. “We take people to bed, we stop them drinking, we block their cards, we shut the bars,” says Sherry. “We are very diligent now in managing the environment for the enjoyment of all. If people are really poorly behaved and don’t shift their behaviour, then we disembark them.” Sherry also introduced Australians to new brands – such as the 2667-passenger Carnival Spirit, now based permanently in Sydney Harbour – and promoted the diversity of itineraries available. More choice of destinations, ship sizes and types of cruise. “It was about segmenting the market, getting the right product for the customers, modernising the product,” Sherry says. Australianising it, too. Carnival realised that what floats the boats of its American and British patrons would not work in Australia. Food, drinks and entertainment have all been tailored to the local market. Everything from beer to coffee has a local flavour, and dining features more Asian dishes, grass-fed rather than US-style grain-fed beef, and Luke Mangan-branded restaurants on all P&O ships. “A Luke Mangan restaurant on a ship sends a signal about the sort of product that it is,” Sherry says. Likewise, having food-and-wine cruises where

vignerons showcase local vintages attracts a different demographic to “people who once came on board to drink cheap alcohol. You change the product and that then attracts a different group of passengers”. Another key ingredient in Carnival’s turnaround has been opening new destinations in Australia and regionally. Recent additions to the ports of call include Moreton and Kangaroo islands, Exmouth – gateway to the Ningaloo Reef – Broome and, coming soon, Norfolk Island. Last month, P&O ventured into the wilds of Papua New Guinea, a stark departure from its usual destinations. The Pacific Dawn sailed out of Brisbane for nine-night adventures calling at Alotau, Milne Bay and the Trobriand Islands. A highlight was local communities banding together at Alotau to stage their canoe festival – “an incredible event”, says Sherry – and exotic tribal handicraft markets. Closer to home, in another first, Carnival will bring shiploads of passengers to Melbourne for next year’s Australian Open tennis. P&O routinely brings punters into Port Melbourne each November for the Melbourne Cup, but in January it will have three ships here for the annual grand slam. New experiences, new ships and a new attitude have contributed to cruising’s improved fortunes. “We would not have had the growth if we hadn’t built confidence in the local market,” Sherry says. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.carnival.com.au NOVEMBER 6, 2013 \ The weekly review 29


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stay here euGenIe’s luxury aCCommodatIon \ 16 Ramsay Boulevard, Inverloch, 5674 6121 Luxury would be an understatement. This boutique hotel, formerly a house, has four large suites perfect for a weekend getaway. Large en suites, views of the coast from the top balcony, a pool and spa make this the only option for the romancing couple trying to get a dose of ultra-relaxation on the weekend. www.eugenies.net.au

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ippsland is a place of extremes and pleasant surprises. follows the route of the explorer George Bass, who discovered While huge Southern Ocean swells funnel through Bass and named Western Port Bay and much of the southern edge Strait and pummel its shoreline year round, storms of the Anderson Peninsula more than 200 years ago. flood Gippsland’s grassy plains during the winter and fires The walk is listed as easy and is doable in a good pair of ravage its bushland during the summer. runners, but you will still be relieved to arrive at the Kilcunda But for all its fury, it’s still one of the state’s most diverse, General Store for a feed and a milkshake at the other end. exciting and delicious destinations. If you’re game, the Bass Coast Rail Trail continues the trek Stretching from the New South Wales border to Bass for a further 16 kilometres over Kilcunda’s trestle bridge. The Strait and encompassing the Great Dividing Range, Wilsons trail is easy and on gravel and leads all the way to the township Promontory, Strzelecki Ranges and Gippsland Lakes, there is of Wonthaggi. no way you can see it all in a day, a week, or even a month. Delyse Graham and her sister Suellen Wilkie own the It’s a land of dairy farmers and their cows, fishermen Kilcunda General Store, which doubles as the town’s post and their boats, artisans and their knick-knacks, office. They bought it about four years ago with the aim connoisseurs and their wine, adventurers and their of transforming it into the “culinary gateway” to the landscapes, but at no point do you feel like the locals Bass Coast. Safe to say, they have done exactly that. “for all are gloating about it. “I think over one glass of red wine too many, my its fury, it’s The Bass Coast is only a tiny part of what is on sister and I decided to buy this place … We wanted diverse and offer in this great region and forms the proverbial to raise the bar and make people realise the Bass exciting’’ front line of Gippsland. That said, there is no better Coast really is a destination for good food,” Graham way to introduce yourself to this part of the world than says. “We really wanted to bring something special to by hiking its rugged and violent coastline. Kilcunda and show off the region’s great local stuff. A lot Starting at San Remo’s Punch Bowl Road is the George Bass of people turn right when they hit that roundabout and head Coastal Walk. It is a little more than seven kilometres long and off to Phillip Island, so the Bass Coast remains a bit of a secret. finishes at Kilcunda. It takes about two hours to complete the The walk attracts a lot of hikers year round, however, and it’s walk, but it packs in a lot of breathtaking views of the coastline pretty spectacular, to say the least.” along the way. While the Bass Coast is primarily a surfing and farming From the start, at the Punch Bowl viewing platform, region, food is becoming a drawcard for the area. Restaurants you get an immediate sense of how heavy the ocean is here. and trendy cafés are opening every year, and the monthly Stories of fishermen snatched from the cliffs by giant freak Inverloch Farmers’ Market is a smorgasbord of produce. waves are not told just to deter adrenalin junkies. It happens, So here’s a tip, try to time your visit accordingly. and often. That said, there are two forks in the track (see signs) “I think I speak for all the restaurateurs and café owners where you can safely descend to the beach and explore the reefs when I say we would love to see more businesses come in and and rockpools. up the ante,’’ says Graham. Over epic sandstone cliffs, dunes and paddocks, the walk “For a region to become a culinary destination, there


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needs to be at least a dozen or so places for people to go and eat … I can comfortably say this region is definitely on the way.” The summer months along the Bass Coast – like those on its western equivalent, the Surf Coast – lure the crowds and inflate the population from the everyday 29,000 to well over 70,000 between December and January. So booking any holiday in peak season is essential. Whether you are a holidaying family, a romancing couple,

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Sam Choy’s is the perfect place to toast the sunset over the water in Kona while sampling poke, marinated tuna with green onion and ogonori or seaweed, which is one of Hawaii’s signature dishes. Follow this with a seafood laulau with the freshest of local fish, shellfish and fresh vegetables wrapped in tea leaves and steamed, or a Big Island rib-eye with shiitake mushroom cream sauce and fried Maui onions. Owner chef Sam Choy also hosts a television cooking show and was a founding contributor of Pacific Rim cuisine. \

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ward-winning builder Virgon Constructions created its says. “They listened to what I had to say and used my ideas, as well latest range, Belle Mar, to offer new-home buyers luxury as coming up with new ideas. The finished product far exceeds my architectural design with realistic pricing. expectations. We can’t wait to move in.” The Hawthorn company aims to allow buyers to individualise The striking design includes palatial three-metre ceilings the design to suit their family’s needs and dreams for an affordable downstairs, with full-height doors and windows. The interior’s price, Virgon Property Group director John Virgona says. contemporary square-set cornicing is matched by finely executed The Belle Mar collection offers flexibility in design and floor shadow-line architraves. plans and can range from 50 squares to more than 80 squares, Earthy and naturalistic finishes include large-format tiles on the with pricing from $1 million. Options include a basement garage ground level and outside, timber veneers and bathroom finishes. for up to four cars and a home theatre. Full-height glass doors open the indoors to outside, with dual John and brother Renato have designed and built luxury skylights, a lavish length of stone benchtop and a built-in houses and boutique multiresidential developments in barbecue in the outdoor room. A glass-sided rear pool, postcode Melbourne’s inner-east for more than 20 years. raised above grass level, draws the eye and adds depth to “People love great design but they’re mindful of cost. the north-facing backyard. They understand good architecture has a price, but they An expansive Calacatta marble island bench is want the comfort of knowing the cost is within their a natural gathering point in the open living zone. budget,” Virgona says. Custom-designed 2pac and timber-veneer joinery “We give our clients great architecture at a realistic, melds living with the kitchen, where 75-millimetre-edged agreed price within a reduced time-frame.” Caesarstone features in the kitchen and butler’s pantry. The Virgon can design and build a new house for clients within stainless-steel Miele gas cooktop, rangehood, oven, dishwasher 12 months, depending on approvals and site works. and refrigerator are integrated, and there’s an appliance cupboard, “Melburnians love to entertain and we have a great culture second sink and wine cabinet in the butler’s pantry. around sharing food, and this is driving design,” he says. Downstairs also has a separate living area, study, laundry with “Our clients are people who want to enjoy their homes with walk-in linen storage and bathroom. family and friends.” Upstairs is divided between parents’ and children’s zones. The The Virgon team draws on experience, an understanding main bedroom and dressing room run across the front of the of what modern families are looking for, and strong client house with floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies. relationships to create tailored houses. The company recently From the dressing room, a double-width opening frames completed a 56-square double-storey four-bedroom Belle Mar a freestanding bath. The shower and toilet are concealed and for a young Surrey Hills family, and is showcasing the house this separate his-and-hers Caesarstone vanities are on opposite walls. month, before a December handover. The feature tiling repeats in the family bathroom and an Owner Liz says she and her husband went to see Virgon after en suite shared between two of the three children’s bedrooms. \ liz Mclachlan inspecting a house the company had built. lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au “We got on very well with John and liked their approach,” she

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GLEN IRIS \ 1 STAUGHTON ROAD It looks like a double-fronted Victorian house with its two-storey lace-bordered balcony, but this Glen Iris residence is a recent build with modern comforts among period features. Set on more than 920 square metres and surrounded by meticulously kept gardens, its façade is a picture of suburban bliss and its proximity to Camberwell Junction, public transport, the Monash Freeway and heaps of great schools can’t be beaten. Inside, you’ll immediately get a sense of the generous dimensions here. High ceilings, timber floors, and decorative cornices and ceiling roses add character and class to the living and dining spaces. The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area is at the back of the house, with doors to the outdoor dining area and deck. The kitchen has plenty of bench and storage space and modern appliances and there is even a basketball court and ring in the backyard. Check out the study, which has a built-in desk, and the wine cellar, which has wall-to-wall storage. All of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share one of two bathrooms upstairs or downstairs. The main bedroom is a luxury suite with an arched window bay consisting no less than four large windows overlooking the front garden below. It has its own walk-in wardrobe and en suite. \ EDDIE MORTON

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Jellis Craig \ 9809 8999

Price \ $1.7 million +

Auction \ November 16 at 11am

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 2

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Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon Richmond 9428 3333 3

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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 1

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9/16 Woorigoleen Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $800,000 - $850,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 16 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

278 Lennox Street, Richmond Hill ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 23 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thurs, Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

49-51 Streeton Crescent, Ivanhoe East ................................................................. Price: $2.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 16 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 5.30-6pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

1/76a Campbell Road, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $300,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 2.30-3pm .................................................................

An outstanding lifestyle purchase for those who desire absolute convenience. This bright, spacious apartment is close to Toorak Village, schools and transport.

Newly renovated, this double-fronted brick Victorian offers luxurious single-level living with entertainer's courtyard and garaging for three cars.

On two separate titles (2510sqm approx), this magnificent architect-designed property sits proudly amid a romantic landscaped garden.

This comfortable, well-presented apartment has a sun-drenched northern living/dining room, air-conditioner, balcony, built-in wardrobes and laundry.

Let's eat lunch @ Manhattan, 448 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Monkey Bean, 475a Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Friends of Mine, 506 Swan Street Let's eat dinner @ Church Street Enoteca, 527 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Pillar of Salt, 541 Church Street

Let's eat lunch @ Bitter Sweet, 269 Lower Heidelberg Rd Let's eat dinner @ Condotti, 239 Lower Heidelberg Rd Let's drink coffee @ Vita Bella, 236 Lower Heidelberg Rd

Let's eat lunch @ Red Robyn, 393 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ Bangkok Terrace, 415 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ My Other Brother, 586 Burke Road

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Toorak \ 14 Woorigoleen Road A slate roof with terracotta ridging suggests 1900: steel window frames suggest 1940. This luxurious house also has features from the ’30s (art-deco leadlights) and the ’90s (imported marble and frameless plate glass). All this poses the question about when this two-storey house was built, but the result is a succession of intriguing details and beautiful rooms. A gracious drawing room opens off the lobby and, up a few steps, a classical dining room is hidden behind doors in curved wall. A second living room links kitchen and sitting rooms. All major rooms have lighting troughs below their coved ceilings – a spectacular feature rarely seen except in cinemas in the 1940s. Drawing room, living room and kitchen give on to a partly roofed terrace. With a plumbed barbecue, northern orientation and a solar-heated pool, it provides a secluded outdoor living area. Tucked away behind the kitchen, but with access from the courtyard, is a flat consisting of a kitchen-living room, double bedroom and bathroom. The house’s upper level is reached by a curved staircase, past a spectacular tripartite leadlight window. As well as an elaborate main suite (two marble steps up to the bathtub), there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

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3142

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RT Edgar \ 9826 1000

Price \ $3.2 million +

Auction \ November 9 at 11am

mal James \ BIG SHIP OF BUYERS FUELLING MARKET MOMENTUM

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he weekend before last we had the biggest day for $1 million-plus auctions on the Melbourne property market I can remember. With about 250 auctions of more than $1 million in inner-east and bayside, this was some Super-Super Saturday! It wasn’t just about the large number of properties on the market. At times a flood of properties can be a killer for the market, thinning demand so that you end up with lower clearance rates, which discourages would-be vendors from putting their properties on the market in future. But not this time – there was depth in the market even across 250 auctions. Our Bidderman rate was an average of 2.3 bidders per auction – that’s strong. Interestingly, more than half the auctions had two or three bidders, indicating that bidders were spread evenly across the properties on offer, rather than concentrated on a popular few. There were a few that did tip the popularity meter – such as the classic 1960s house at 56a Dendy Street, Brighton, which had eight bidders and sold under the hammer for $2,272,000 (Robin Parker). In South Melbourne, there was a big

crowd and six bidders for the double-storey Victorian terrace at 168 Nelson Road, which sold under the hammer for $2.4 million (Kaine Lanyon). In Hawthorn, there were five bidders for the contemporary house built in 1984 in the highly desirable Scotch Hill precinct at 79 Illawarra Road (James Tostevin). But the story is not just about a small increase in price in the market – the real story is about the huge increase in interest in the overall market. Last year we were on low stock with only about 50 to 70 auctions, and Bidderman was a mere 1.5 bidders per auction. That meant the market was a little putt-putt boat that could be upset by any sign of inclement weather. But right now the market is a big ship. Here’s some basic maths: if you multiply the number of auctions by the number of bidders per auction, early last year that added up to 90 active bidders. As I said – just a little putt-putt boat. This year on the Super Saturday just gone, with about 250 auctions at that million-dollar-plus level in the inner-east and bayside, and Bidderman at 2.3, that means you’ve got 575 active bidders. Does this mean the market last week was five to six times the size it was earlier last year? That may well be (though I’m sure

SOLD $2,272,000 56a Dendy Street, BRIGHTON

there will be readers who take issue with this conclusion). If that is the case then the market has moved from a putt-putt boat to a big ship – and as we know, big ships can take some time to turn around. Another thing is that many of those wanna-be buyers are still out there. Even if you subtract the successful 200 buyers for the properties that sold that weekend or soon after, that still leaves about 380 unsuccessful bidders still wanting to buy a house in Melbourne for $1 million or more – no doubt hoping to do so before the long Christmas break. And that doesn’t count newcomers who have only just now twigged that this is a market on the rise, one they had better get into now before it’s too late. That’s the ingredients for a very

strong property market ahead of us until Christmas. So why is this happening? To a large extent it is a matter of sentiment. For the past five or six years, buyers and sellers have been waiting on the sidelines, thinking either that the market might drop further, or that it was just a matter of time before it took off again. There is also the fact that we are seeing increasing interest from the Chinese community across wider parts of the market – all the way into Caulfield and trickling down to Bayside. So what does this mean for buyers? Strategies! Strategy one: Remember that not all properties are the same in quality, even if they are about the same price. Strategy two: Think strategically with your bidding. In the past eight days we’ve bought 14 properties on behalf of our clients out of 18 for which we have bid. We can’t be that lucky in client selection. The fact is that auctions are more than just having the most money. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au NOVEMBER 6, 2013 \ The weekly review 47


PRAHRAN \ 27 Irving Avenue

Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 Auction \ November 9 at 11am

TOORAK \ 1-3/1b Ormsby Grove

Price \ $1.35 million +

Thomson \ 9509 8244

Price \ $1.4 million – $1.5 million

Auction \ November 21 at 2pm

Sitting on a 443-square metre block, this red-brick Federation house makes the postcode most of a prized corner position. The elegant front entry faces the point where Irving Avenue meets its cul-de-sac offshoot. It greets the visitor with a picket fence, a garden and a tiled porch enhanced by fretwork, posts and window frames in heritage colours of cream and Brunswick green. At the back, meanwhile, a roller door leads to the carport and a neat garden. Balancing tradition and practicality is a theme of the house. Three bedrooms at the front have high ceilings and leadlight features – two of them with box bays that add character. There are two bathrooms, the main with a splash of jade tiles, and the main bedroom en suite has been recently refurbished. The hall opens to a sitting room on the left and a dining room on the right. The kitchen, adjoining a laundry/utility room, sets off the cream colouring in its cupboards with black benchtops. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

This block of three apartments will appeal to savvy buyers looking for a creative challenge. Positioned in one of Toorak’s quieter streets, which offers an architectural melting pot of contemporary and art deco housing styles, this 1930s building is set well back from street. Once an illustrious family house, it has been heavily reshaped and modified. Today, it is three one-bedroom apartments. The façade is typically ’30s, with horizontal lines and wide eaves. A white rendered-brick exterior sits elegantly under a terracotta roof. All three apartments are the same size and formation, and each has its own level and point of entry. The front door opens to a well-lit, north-facing living room, which has an open fireplace. Each bedroom has built-in wardrobes and leafy outlooks. All apartments have a separate kitchen, bathroom, reverse-cycle heating and cooling, and their own car park. A short stroll from Toorak and Hawksburn villages, as well as some of Melbourne’s finest public and private schools, this property has great potential. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

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Fletchers 9836 2222 3

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Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 3

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4/36 Dunloe Avenue, Mont Albert North ................................................................. Price: $800,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

2b Robinson Street, Malvern ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 5-5.30pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

4/163 Prospect Hill Road, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $710,000 - $770,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

42 Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $3.5 million + ................................................................. EOI Monday November 11 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

This stylishly appointed, new two-storey town residence features Daniel Robertson half-brick facade and secure position at the rear of this gated complex.

Beautifully private behind its own street frontage, this inviting residence conveys sophisticated originality throughout exceptional single-level spaces.

Facing Milton Street, this updated and beautifully presented villa has privacy and space in an elevated position with lovely garden outlooks in a premium location.

This grand family house has endless luxury features and finishes. It is a must see.

Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 147 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Country Fare, 4 Hamilton Street

Let's eat lunch @ Sissi & Co, 1290 Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ Kathmandu Restaurant, 1294 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Thread Café, 1373 Malvern Road

Let's eat lunch @ Wilson & Walsh, 129 Maling Road Let's eat dinner @ Squisito Café Restaurant, 1 Theatre Place Let's drink coffee @ Between Us, 141 Maling Road

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Let's eat lunch @ Once a Tailor, 727 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Porgie and Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's drink coffee @ Depot de Pain, 616 Glenferrie Road


Balwyn North \ 9 Landen Avenue This near-new two-storey executive residence oozes sophistication inside and out. Manicured front gardens lead to an entry that introduces a palette of high-gloss floorboards and crisp white walls. At the front of the house, the chic formal lounge has dark mushroom-coloured carpets and curtains. Across the hall is a study or fifth bedroom. Huge windows and sliding doors in the open-plan living hub offer elevated views. The kitchen has Caesarstone benchtops, grey-glass splashbacks, plus a suite of stainless-steel appliances and a butler’s pantry. The island bench, which doubles as a casual breakfast bar, backs onto the meals and lounge areas. Here, a sliding door reveals an outdoor dining room. Stairs lead down to a paved terrace and a spa, while the substantial yet low-maintenance back garden has perfectly manicured lawns. Back inside, the second storey is centred around a large study or rumpus room. The main bedroom has sweeping views plus a stunning grey-wallpapered feature wall that hides fitted wardrobes. The hotel-style en suite has floor-to-ceiling grey tiles, a double vanity and a luxurious freestanding bath. Three bedrooms, one with a walk-in wardrobe, share a stylish bathroom with grey and white tiles and a bath. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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3104

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Fletchers \ 9090 8390

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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31 Woodville Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat from 10.30am .................................................................

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Price \ $1.4 million – $1.55 million

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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25 Glen Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed 1-1.30pm, 6-6.30pm .................................................................

POSTCODE

3124

Auction \ November 16 at noon

Auction

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 4

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9 Alma Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: 2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 9 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1.15-1.45pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

OCTOBER 2013 Suburb

Auctions

%

Armadale

27 89%

Ashburton

12 83%

Balwyn

25 80%

Balwyn North

39 77%

Camberwell

44 80%

Canterbury

14 71%

Glen Iris

52 73%

Hawthorn

54 82%

Hawthorn East 22 82% Kew

Already desirable due to its Balwyn High School zoning, this inviting house's garden backdrop delivers botanic beauty, best enjoyed from the outdoor terrace. Let's eat lunch @ Café 287, 287 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Di Palma's, 684-686 High Street Let's drink coffee @ The Village Café, 2/74 Doncaster Road

This updated, spacious and light-filled townhouse provides elegant living in an ideal location. It is also low maintenance and secure. Let's eat lunch @ Oritas, 34 Jackson Street Let's eat dinner @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Movida Bakery, 3 Tivoli Road

Beautifully renovated and extended, this luxuriously appointed Californian bungalow c1927 features a distinctive rendered and feature brick façade. Let's eat lunch @ Cattivo, 255 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ La Casalinga, 259 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ Denmark Hill Kafe, 689 Burke Road

40 85%

Kew East

8 88%

Malvern

25 76%

Malvern East

36 67%

Prahran

33 79%

South Yarra

37 84%

Surrey Hills

19 79%

Toorak

33 58%

Source \ REIV *Due to the very low volume of auctions in some suburbs the clearance rates are likely to show a high degree of volatility.

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Kew \ 1 Findon Crescent

Kay & Burton \ 9820 1111

ARMADALE \ 37 Kooyong Road

Price \ About $2 million

Auction \ November 16 at 1pm

Rodney Morley Persichetti \ 9826 0000 Auction \ November 9 at 11am

Price \ $1.9 million – $2.1 million

The façade of this graceful family residence is a striking combination of Mediterranean influences and a contemporary colour palette. Set in the Studley Park precinct, this former duplex is now surrounded by incredible landscaped gardens. A wide foyer is a fitting entry and features an antique stained-glass window. A sitting room and fitted study open to the front gardens, with tiered ponds and paved areas. The formal dining leads to the family room and kitchen, which has terrazzo benchtops, timber cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. A servery window and concertina doors open to a deck; ideal for entertaining by the back garden. Outside there is also a separate studio with a kitchenette and en suite. Back inside, all bedrooms are upstairs, including the main suite. It has a walk-in wardrobe and an adjoining study leading to a balcony. The en suite has a real wow factor with a spa that overlooks the balcony, and a terrazzo-topped double vanity. Three bedrooms share another modern bathroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

This architect-owned Armadale house is full of surprises. Grand proportions on the mostly tiled ground floor begin with a big study featuring an open fireplace and built-in shelving. Down the hall the house opens up to a large open-plan living and meals area with a separate family room. The living room exudes an almost oriental feel with deep tones, an open fireplace and elegant bird’s-eye timber-veneer cabinetry – a look echoed in the black-granite kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. The family room sets itself apart with high timber ceilings – a space well-suited for use as a gym or second lounge for the kids. Upstairs is mostly living quarters. Each of the five bedrooms offers something special. Built-in desks feature in all the smaller rooms and built-in wardrobes are in three rooms while a fourth has a walk-in wardrobe. The main bedroom has its own twin-vanity en suite, walk-in wardrobe and a great view over the rear courtyard, heated pool and lawn. From the front, you would never guess just how big this 720-square metre block really is. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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Alphington 304/21 Rex Ave

Woodards 158

Armadale 26 Llaneast St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 140 1/29 Huntingtower Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 148 740 High St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 148 11 Lambeth Ave Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 149 25 Adelaide St Kay & Burton 174 23 Gladstone Ave Thomson 189

Ashburton 105 Nicholas St 1a Sun Rise 14 St Georges Cres

Marshall White 84 Marshall White 87 Noel Jones 192

Balwyn 22 Wills St Marshall White 74 37 Hilda St Marshall White 78 25 Kitchener St Marshall White 84 23 Kaleno View Jellis Craig 108 1 Yonga Rd Jellis Craig 109 124b Rochester Rd Jellis Craig 131 216 Belmore Rd Jellis Craig 131 172 Whitehorse Rd Jellis Craig 132 3a Stroud St Jellis Craig 132 2 Para St Woodards 158 3 Prowe Ave Christopher Russell 159 2 Haig St Kay & Burton 175 40 Terry St RT Edgar 205 7 Ellen St RT Edgar 206 314 Belmore Rd Fletchers 226 9 Reid St Hocking Stuart 233 50 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 6, 2013

Balwyn North 44 Cityview Rd Jellis Craig 110 7 Gould St Jellis Craig 111 12 Loma Linda Gve Jellis Craig 112 2/14 Nicholson St Jellis Craig 133 31 Woodville St Jellis Craig 133 8 Lucifer St Christopher Russell 159 136 Maud St Christopher Russell 160 9 Landen Ave Fletchers 223 7/32-34 Winfield Rd Fletchers 228 1/52 Maud St Fletchers 229 22 Alpha St Fletchers 230 21 Landen Ave Fletchers 231

Bendigo 40 Harley St

RT Edgar 210

Berwick 26-30 Langmore Ln

Barry Plant 190

Blackburn South 1,3,5 Neil Crt

Marshall White 77

Box Hill North 3 Cameron Rd

Jellis Craig 113

Box Hill South 64 Kitchener St

Jellis Craig 134

RT Edgar 208 Fletchers 230

27 Faversham Rd 1 Grange Ave 3 Alta St 18 Milton St 44 Bryson St 22 Mangarra Rd 30 Milton St 13 Mont Albert Rd 132 Mont Albert Rd 144 Prospect Hill Rd 2/67 Wattle Valley Rd 4/163 Prospect Hill Rd 30 Dudley Pde

62 Glyndon Rd 81 Broadway 13 Fermanagh Rd 9 Alma Rd 6 Seymour Gve

Marshall White 54 Marshall White 57 Marshall White 61 Marshall White 78 Marshall White 79

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Marshall White 80 Marshall White 83 Marshall White 88 Abercromby’s 92 Jellis Craig 100 Jellis Craig 114 Jellis Craig 115 Jellis Craig 116 Jellis Craig 134 Kay & Burton 176 Kay & Burton 183 Noel Jones 194 Noel Jones 195 Gary Peer 197 RT Edgar 207 Fletchers 218 Fletchers 231

Marshall White 59 Marshall White 62 Marshall White 70 Marshall White 81 Jellis Craig 117 Jellis Craig 118 Jellis Craig 119 Jellis Craig 135 Kay & Burton 183 Kay & Burton 184 Noel Jones 195 Fletchers 225 Fletchers 227

Marshall White 67 RT Edgar 204

Caulfield South RT Edgar 203

Ceres 210-228 Cochranes Rd

Kay & Burton 186

Deepdene 5 Oakdale Ave

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Dromana 80 Moorooduc Rd

Marshall White 52

East Melbourne 178 George St 130 Powlett St

Kay & Burton 172 Kay & Burton 173

Elsternwick 25 Park St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 149

Elwood 1-4/47 Dickens St

Marshall White 63

Fish Creek 245 Eastaways Rd Pat Rice & Hawkins 234

Fitzroy

Caulfield North

48 Bealiba Rd

Camberwell

3143

Canterbury

17 Wyuna Rd 2 Otira Rd

Burwood 65 Somers St 19 Aylwin Ave

54 Glencairn Ave 1005 Toorak Rd 8 Lynden St 14 Stodart St 41 Stanhope Gve 49 Broadway 2 Grace St 103 Highfield Rd 1/211 Highfield Rd 15 Grace St 23 Wandin Rd 107 Through Rd 32 Smith Rd 9 Wingan Ave 52 Glyndon Rd 10 Webster St 19 Halley Ave

postcode

Jellis Craig 120

87 & 89 Moor St Nelson Alexander Smyth 217

Flinders 4467 Frankston Flinders Rd Kay & Burton 187 178-180 Boyds Rd RT Edgar 236

Pat Rice & Hawkins 235

Glen Iris 37 Ferndale Rd Marshall White 68 49 Ranfurlie Cres Marshall White 69 7 Vernon St Marshall White 72 15 Wilson St Marshall White 73 135 Glen Iris Rd Marshall White 89 9 Goodwin St Jellis Craig 121 1 Staughton Rd Jellis Craig 135 26 Valley Pde Jellis Craig 136 11 Maitland St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 150 23 Creswick St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 150 25 Young St Thomson 189 20 Faircroft Ave Noel Jones 193

Noel Jones 195 Noel Jones 195 Hocking Stuart 232

Hawthorn 16 Burton Ave 50 Lisson Gve 4/40 Creswick St 14 Wellesley Rd 4 Palmer Plc 3/1a Kooyongkoot Rd 342 Barkers Rd

Marshall White 60 Jellis Craig 122 Jellis Craig 136 Kay & Burton 177 Kay & Burton 178 Kay & Burton 184 RT Edgar 214

Hawthorn East 2/2 Hastings Rd Marshall White 85 11a Kaikoura Ave Marshall White 89 8 Hastings Rd Jellis Craig 123 173 Rathmines Rd Jellis Craig 124 16 Cowper St Jellis Craig 137 62 Leura Gve Jellis Craig 137 42 HarCrt St Kay & Burton 179 4/714 Burwood Rd Marshall White One 216 14 Lilydale Gve Fletchers 227

Ivanhoe 19-21 Riverside Rd 9-11 Riverside Rd

Foster 307 Ameys Track

4/14 Dickens St 64 Celia St 26 Belmont Ave

Jellis Craig 102 Jellis Craig 125

Kew 2a McEvoy St Marshall White 77 4 Wiltshire Dve Marshall White 80 19 Banool Ave Marshall White 82 16 High St South Marshall White 85 10 Molesworth St Jellis Craig 104 17 Uvadale Gve Jellis Craig 106 281 Barkers Rd Jellis Craig 126 1 Barry St Jellis Craig 127 50 Fellows St Jellis Craig 128 8 Thomas St Jellis Craig 129 23 Rockingham St Kay & Burton 180 1 Findon Cres Kay & Burton 185 4/20 Highbury Gve Marshall White One 216 1/37 Atkins St Marshall White One 217 9/13 Hope Crt Marshall White One 217


TUERONG 80 Moorooduc Road 700 Acres 10 Separate Titles 45 Minutes From Melbourne A trophy Australian landholding just 45 minutes from the CBD, this spectacular 700 acre property comprising 10 separate titles, one of the largest acreages on the Mornington Peninsula is being offered for sale after 74 years in the one family. Currently in use as a productive farm, the property has irrigation water available which makes the land ideal for a range of farming purposes including the growing of vines, as a thoroughbred stud or raising cattle. Additionally all of the lots are also serviced by roads, electricity and town water which provides excellent potential to resell some or all of the lots individually. One of Australia´s most beautiful properties it offers breathtaking vistas of Port Phillip Bay, rural countryside and native bush land from many vantage points throughout its lush and undulating expanses. In an area renowned for its world class wine production and horse breeding, this magnificent property also features a number of dwellings including the distinctive 1960´s stone and timber family homestead, a manager´s cottage and a third period timber residence. Quality cattle yards and sheep pens on the property are of the latest design. There are a number of dams, natural springs and creeks throughout and all the paddocks feature extensive perimeter planting. An unparalleled opportunity.

Auction

EOI Closing Friday 29th November at 5pm

Inspect

By appointment

Contact

Sean Cussell 0425 787 979 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.80moorooducroad-tuerong.com

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CAMBERWELL 62 Glyndon Road Exclusively situated in the St Dominic´s Estate within excess of 1,987sqm approx. of botanic gardens with tennis court and pool, this impressive c1932 solid brick residence´s spectacular indoor and breathtaking outdoor dimensions deliver the ultimate family lifestyle. Commanding a magnificent double frontage behind a sweeping return drive and beautiful gardens, the gracious proportions, exquisite period elegance and contemporary designer style highlight this outstanding domain´s exceptional credentials. Brilliantly designed with a focus on family functionality, the intelligent floor plan effortlessly balances formal entertaining with relaxed family living. Boasting beautiful ornate original ceilings and leadlight windows, the welcoming entrance hall introduces an elegant sitting room (OFP), formal dining room (OFP) and a light-filled study or home office with its own entrance. The stunning main bedroom with built in robes and lavish en-suite enjoys its own space apart from the three large children´s bedrooms with built in robes and desks, a 5th bedroom or 2nd study and stylish bathroom. The state of the art gourmet kitchen featuring stone benches, European appliances and butler´s pantry, family dining area and separate spacious living room all open out to the garden, a sensational resort-style entertainment precinct complete with gas heated pool and spa, north-south mod grass tennis court and cabana/ recreation/party room with wet bar and bathroom. Stylishly refurbished throughout with impeccable designer flair, this exceptional residence also features plantation shutters, zoned heating/cooling, alarm, powder-room, laundry with drying cupboard, attic storage, zoned irrigation and double carport. Perfectly situated near schools, train stations, trams, shops, and cafes.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.62glyndonroad-camberwell.com

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PORT MELBOURNE 25 Beach Street Astounding attention to detail, bespoke, architectural finishes and timeless design come together in this rare and opulent 4BR, 4 bath home. Set over four levels, each with exclusive views across the bay, this is a triumph of design and technology, contrasting huge, open living spaces with intimate retreats and decadent entertainment areas across an effortless layout. Externally, timber, copper and zinc form an enduring and earthy faรงade, punctuated by expansive floor to ceiling windows and set against appealing stretch of white sandy beach, a short walk to shops & transport.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Saturday 11.30-12pm

Contact

Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Sam Hobbs 0404 164 444

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.25beachstreet-portmelbourne.com

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CAMBERWELL 81 Broadway Impressively situated on 2000 sqm (approx) of botanic gardens in a sought-after locale near schools, Burke Rd and station, the exquisite elegance, magnificent scale and modern luxury exhibited by this illustrious 1900 Federation residence highlight its exceptional family appeal. Gracious proportions and pressed metal ceilings distinguish beautiful formal rooms. Well-zoned and abundant family accommodation includes 4 bedrooms, study, upstairs retreat and generous living areas with gourmet kitchen opening to the deep northwest garden and pool.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.81broadway-camberwell.com

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MALVERN 38 Embling Road This stunning Nicholas Day designed 2-storey residence features a wide entrance hall, fully-fitted study, formal living & dining room, skylit stairwell leading to 3 upstairs bedrooms, each with WIRs/ensuites & generous open-plan state-of-the-art Miele kitchen (WIP) plus dining & living opening to a private, sandstone paved courtyard with s/ heated in-ground pool. Includes v/intercom, alarm, gasFPs, zoned heating/cooling, underground tanks (10,000ltrs), internal access to a basement laundry, gymnasium, cellar storage & remote 4-car garage.

Private Sale

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Inspect

By appointment

Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.38emblingroad-malvern.com

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CANTERBURY 27 Faversham Road On a magnificent allotment of 2,094m2/22,540sqft (66´ x 343´3" approx) this impressive craftsman built contemporary residence of generous proportions features a tiled hallway, study, 2 downstairs bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, 2nd bathroom, expansive formal sitting & dining rooms, laundry plus a well-appointed timber/granite kitchen/dining and separate informal living area of generous proportions. Upstairs has a retreat, 3 further bedrooms with BIRs/student desks and 3rd & 4th bathrooms (one ensuite).

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.27favershamroad-canterbury.com

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HAWTHORN 16 Burton Avenue In a style inspired by classic European architecture, this magnificent villa´s impressive, evocative and luxurious dimensions create an unforgettable 4-bedroom family domain close to schools, shops, cafes and Fairview Park. A Baronial style reception hall introduces two studies, elegant sitting room, expansive living/dining room and state of the art Gaggenau and Miele kitchen opening to a fabulous northwest outdoor precinct with heated pool. Additional accommodation includes a retreat and in the basement a home cinema, gym/cellar and 5 car-spaces.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.16burtonavenue-hawthorn.com

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CAMBERWELL 13 Fermanagh Road Located in a glorious period streetscape a stone´s throw from Camberwell Junction shopping and transport, justcompleted renovations have taken this Victorian residence to a new level of excellence. The generously proportioned allwhite/charcoal interior comprises polished timber floors, double arched hallway, formal sitting room, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite & sleek family bathroom. Magnificent expansive family domain with state-of-the-art CaesarStone/ Miele kitchen/butlers pantry, opening to a covered deck and fully landscaped garden with double carport via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.13fermanaghroad-camberwell.com

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CANTERBURY 1 Grange Avenue This appealing 1979 contemporary residence in the coveted Golden Mile precinct delivers a spacious flowing floor-plan with light-filled zoned accommodation forming a U-shape surrounding the outdoor living areas and in-ground pool. The home features a wide entrance hall with pool vistas, sitting & dining, study, powder room, well-appointed Euro kitchen/ meals, laundry plus 2 generous informal living rooms. Complemented by 3 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, 2 with family bathroom access & a 3rd bathroom opening to the pool; plus rem/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1grangeavenue-canterbury.com

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ELWOOD 1-4/47 Dickens Street ’Dickens Court’ This evocative Art Deco apartment block of 4 represents an outstanding opportunity to renovate, hold or redevelop (STCA). Entirely comfortable now, an easy refurbishment would provide excellent investment rewards. Alternatively a new multi unit development (STCA) would further capitalize on the exceptional blue chip 810sqm approx site with wide ROW, Garaging for five.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.1-4-47dickensstreet-elwood.com

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MALVERN 37 Embling Road Nestled in a coveted tree-lined avenue in arguably Malvern´s most sought after pocket, this home occupies an impressive allotment with north facing rear, presenting a multitude of exciting options for contemporary renovation or redevelopment (STCA). Current spaces include formal lounge, OFP, formal dining, bright rear living/dining and kitchen. Study and 4 bedrooms (one self-contained with kitchenette). Land size 726sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.37emblingroad-malvern.com

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TOORAK 2 & 4/50 Washington Street Luxuriously appointed residences delivering an exceptional lifestyle moments from Toorak Village. An aura of style is evident through light filled north facing living & dining, gas fireplace, private north-facing walled garden terrace/winter garden. State of the art Miele/marble kitchen, sitting/den. Main suite (WIRs & BIRs), palatial marble ensuite & private terrace, generous second bedroom (BIRs), opulent ensuite. Featuring Oak parquetry floors, powder-room, laundry, heating/cooling, alarm, lift access, storage, 2 car spaces.

Private Sale From $2,495,000

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Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-50washingtonstreet-toorak.com

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TOORAK 5 Evelina Road A peaceful locale near Hawksburn Village highlights the lifestyle allure of this c.1902 Hawthorn brick residence while irreplaceable Victorian elegance and generous, intelligently zoned dimensions provide irresistible family appeal. High ceilings are showcased through formal rooms while spacious light-filled living/dining area with superb kitchen opens to the deep picturesque north garden. The main bedroom with ensuite is complemented by three further bedrooms & second bathroom. Fitted study, 2 x garage and front OSP. Land: 712m2 approx.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.5evelinaroad-toorak.com

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CAULFIELD NORTH 17 Wyuna Road A magical setting within beautiful garden surrounds provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy this glorious c1913 solid brick Edwardian residence´s exceptionally spacious & elegant family dimensions. Intelligently zoned 4-bedroom accommodation & an enviable location near Caulfield Park, trains, schools and shops confirms the enormous family appeal. Imposing proportions & Baltic pine floors define impressive formal rooms while light-filled family dining with a superb kitchen extends out to the glorious deep northwest garden with pool. Land: 1,097sqm/11,809sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm & Sunday 11-11.30am

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

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.17wyunaroad-caulfieldnorth.com

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GLEN IRIS 37 Ferndale Road Just meters from prized Hill ´n´ Dale Park, impressive architect designed spaces that offer generous proportions, elegant stone finishes & northern poolside entertaining create a luxurious environment for family living in this 5 bedroom plus study contemporary residence. Includes 3 living zones, caesarstone kitchen with Smeg appliances & WIP, luxurious main bedroom (WIR & lavish ensuite), video intercom entry, alarm, ducted heating/cooling & vacuum, gas & solar heated pool, low maintenance landscaping, remote DLUG (internal access). Land 720sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.37ferndaleroad-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 49 Ranfurlie Crescent EXECUTORS AUCTION Exclusively situated in the Dorrington Estate near schools and Central Park, this impressive c1970´s solid brick residence´s substantial proportions offer 3 levels of brilliantly zoned family living within 1053sqm (approx) northeast garden and pool surrounds. Enjoy now while exploring prospects to update or rebuild(STCA). Expansive living and dining areas, including a vast entertaining room and retreat with contemporary gourmet kitchen. Ample bedroom accommodation includes main with en-suite, 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.49ranfurliecrescent-gleniris.com

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CANTERBURY 3 Alta Street This superbly renovated & extended Art Deco home in the leafy Hassett Estate comprises perfectly preserved period features, sitting room, adjacent dining, 4 bedrooms plus study, upstairs retreat, 2 family bathrooms, 2 powder rooms & laundry; plus a generous north-facing family domain with a superbly appointed kitchen opening to a paved alfresco area and private garden. Features include alarm, ducted heating/cooling, split-sytem R/C air-con, OFPs, ample storage, cubby house, rem/garage/storage.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 9-9.30am

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3altastreet-canterbury.com

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SURREY HILLS 10 Empress Road A stylish Californian Bungalow faรงade and easy care landscaped gardens enhanced by a large allotment introduces a superb interior featuring a generous, flowing floor plan comprising 5 zoned bedrooms with BIRs, main with bay window & ensuite, sitting room (OFP), study, family bathroom and a combined laundry/butlers pantry. Complemented by an expansive light-filled family domain incorporating a sleek kitchen with WIP, Baumatic S/S stove, Asko dishwasher and living room with wood heater all opening to an impressive north-facing rear deck and garden.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.10empressroad-surreyhills.com

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GLEN IRIS 7 Vernon Street Uncompromising quality and immaculate interiors define this elevated family home, blending its attractive period features with a light-filed, generous extension. This beautifully established home offers elegant formal lounge and dining rooms, OFPs, open-plan living, stunning Trend stone kitchen and sun-drenched atrium style dining opening to a covered sandstone terrace and north facing landscaped gardens ideal for entertaining. 3 beautiful bedrooms plus study, privately zoned main, WIRs/ensuite. Games room/ studio.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 12pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.7vernonstreet-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 15 Wilson Street Surrounded by prestige properties in an exclusive cul-de-sac, this double storey contemporary residence with clean lines, crisp features and expansive glazing offers multiple relaxed living spaces in a family friendly environment just moments from parkland. Enjoying floodlit landscaped gardens featuring a sparkling in-ground pool this stylish 4 bedroom home includes large living and dining rooms with fire place, kitchen with stone benches, family room, television room or oversized study, double garage, ducted heating and air-conditioning. Land size: 673sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.15wilsonstreet-gleniris.com

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BALWYN 22 Wills Street This inviting four bedroom, two bathroom home on 735sqm (approx) has been in the same hands for some twenty years. Formal living and dining rooms lead to a generous north facing family room matched by an adjoining kitchen/meals area fitted with granite surfaces and plentiful storage. Sunny outdoor entertaining, a north westerly rear garden and off street parking provide an appealing context for a home with a long standing history, the promise of on going enjoyment and rewarding possibilities in a leafy cul-de-sac close to prestigious schools.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.22willsstreet-balwyn.com

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SURREY HILLS 727 Canterbury Road Gracious c1914 Edwardian residence showcases a winning blend of period elegance and immaculate family comfort on a large 905sqm (approx) corner block near shops, trains and schools. Period allure defines the sitting and formal dining rooms, three bedrooms, study and two bathrooms. The gourmet Gaggenau and Miele kitchen and spacious living/ dining room open to north-facing garden with spa.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Michael Ryan 0400 676 403

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.727canterburyroad-surreyhills.com

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TOORAK 50 Clendon Road This residence designed by Nicholas Day ESQ provides unexcelled proportioned rooms with ceiling heights of 3.45m. A palatial two storey entrance hall, four reception rooms, Gagganeau kitchen & family room with walls of Northern glass. Grand staircase with wrought iron balustrade leads to four bedrooms each with private bathrooms. Basement for four cars & lift access to all floors.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 12th November 2013 at 5pm

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Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.50clendonroad-toorak.com

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Kay & Burton Andrew Baines 0418 328 407 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

MALVERN EAST 7/100 Burke Road This luxurious penthouse´s sublime house-like proportions brilliantly showcase contemporary European refinement opposite Central Park. A secure lift opens to a spacious reception hall, sitting room (gas fireplace) with north terrace, study and expansive living/dining with stunning Miele kitchen opening to northwest terrace overlooking the park. Two double bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom capture natural light while the main bedroom with stylish ensuite/ WIR opens to a north balcony. Fully appointed with every convenience including 3 x basement parking.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.7-100burkeroad-malverneast.com

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BLACKBURN SOUTH 1,3,5 Neil Court A rare opportunity with plans and permits approved for 32 apartments each with allocated car parking and storage facility set on an allotment of some 1800sqm approx. Currently occupied by three free standing residences, proximity to shopping, several schools, the Deakin University campus and public transport complements the appeal of rewarding prospects in a precinct set to re-define a region.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Walter Dodich 0413 262 655

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1-3-5neilcourt-blackburnsouth.com

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KEW 2A Mcevoy Street A wide 26.22metre frontage on a 917sqm approx block featuring elevated views and rear ROW plus a comfortably presented 1950´s three bedroom home full of glorious original character and generous family spaces. Each an outstanding asset in its own right but when combined with such a premier position, the opportunities are exceptional. Renovate, build a brand new home or redevelop using the existing approved plans and permits for two residences in one of Melbourne´s most prestigious precincts with only minutes to leading schools and Studley Park parkland.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Walter Dodich 0413 262 655 Wayne Tyson 0409 864 814

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2amcevoystreet-kew.com

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CAMBERWELL 9 Alma Road This beautifully renovated/extended, luxuriously appointed Californian in the Sunnyside Estate features a distinctive faรงade off-set with leadlight windows, polished floorboards with rear garden vistas & opening to a sitting & adjacent dining, walk-in cellar, 4 bedrooms, main/bay window, WIR/ ensuite, family bathroom, laundry & powder room; plus light-filled family living &meals area surrounding a sunny deck & paved alfresco area plus a sleek stone/Euro kitchen a perfect domain for indoor/oudoor entertaining. Incls. alarm, hydronic heating, d/cooling, FPs & OSP.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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.9almaroad-camberwell.com

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BALWYN 37 Hilda Street Magnificent 1,152 sqm (approx) allotment with N/S tennis court offers outstanding opportunity to renovate the existing c1906 Edwardian family home, build a new home or redevelop (all STCA). Immediately comfortable, the home comprises sitting room (OFP), dining room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, 2nd toilet and well equipped kitchen/meals/family opening out to entertaining terrace overlooking the flood lit mod-grass tennis court. Features dctd htg, RC/air-con, alarm, sauna and OSPx2. Situated within the Balwyn High zone, walk to Balwyn Village shops and transport.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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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.37hildastreet-balwyn.com

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MALVERN 50 Dixon Street Brilliantly renovated with inspired contemporary style, this captivating Edwardian residence reveals sensational lightfilled family spaces near schools, Glenferrie Rd and High St. American oak floors combine with high ceilings through arched hallway to a sitting room (OFP) and expansive living/ dining (gas fireplace) with state of the art Miele kitchen opening to a northeast garden. Main bedroom (en-suite) is complemented by a children´s zone upstairs featuring two bedrooms (BIRs) with attic play areas, bathroom and retreat. Only just completed.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.50dixonstreet-malvern.com

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CAMBERWELL 6 Seymour Grove Superbly renovated/extended Victorian residence close to Camberwell Junction showcases beautifully period features matched to stunning north-facing rear contemporary living/ entertaining areas comprising arched hallway, elegant formal sitting & dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, main ensuite, p/ room & bathroom through to a generous living area plus sleek new Euro appointed kitchen & laundry opening to a sunny deck+awnning overlooking a s/heated in-gound pool/ spa. Features include v/intercom, alarm, d/heating, R/C airconditioner, rem/3 car garage/storage+ROW

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & 6.45-7.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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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.6seymourgrove-camberwell.com

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KEW 4 Wiltshire Drive Arrive at Main Entry from Yarra Blvd, accessed via Molesworth St. This exceptional property will exceed all expectations with its light-filled interior & arguably one of Melbourne's finest views of the City skyline. Situated in the iconic Willsmere building, featuring pressed-metal ceilings, marble FPs, casual & formal living/dining, chef-designed kitchen, terrace, main double bdrm & master bath, second double bdrm or study/ home office. Also includes second bath, 2 further double bdrms with city views & retreat with mezzanine level & two secure carspaces. Only 10 minutes from the CBD & close to Kew Junction.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4wiltshiredrive-kew.com

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CAMBERWELL 54 Glencairn Avenue Quietly situated in a quality cul de sac close to Hartwell Village and leading schools, this three bedroom plus study executive family home offers immaculate accommodation on 786sqm (approx) land with northern alfresco entertaining and remote double garage. Elegant, light filled proportions include formal living and dining, open plan family spaces with recently updated caesarstone kitchen, spacious main bedroom with WIR and ensuite, extensive garden, ducted heating, reverse cycle cooling, intercom entry, alarm, polished timber floors.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.54glencairnavenue-camberwell.com

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KOOYONG 114 Elizabeth Street Behind the distinctive solid brick Art Deco faรงade, an inspired renovation inside & out has created an absolutely stunning contemporary family domain on Kooyong Park. Beautiful timber floors & plantation shutters accentuate the contemporary ambience through sitting room (OFP), formal dining, generous living/dining (OFP) & sensational European kitchen opening to the picturesque garden with lap pool. An evocative staircase leads up to the main bedroom retreat with designer en-suite/WIR, 3 further bedrooms (BIRs) & stylish main bathroom & 2 further powder rooms.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.114elizabethstreet-kooyong.com

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CANTERBURY 18 Milton Street A compelling elevated Edwardian residence c1910 close to Maling Road features superb period attributes, formal sitting & dining room, 4 bedrooms or 3+study, main/ensuite, family bathroom & Euro laundry. A well-appointed granite/timber kitchen with WIP, island bench & Euro appliances plus informal dining & separate family room opens to a deck; also lush established north-facing front garden provides additional outdoor entertaining area. Incls, OFPs, d/heating, R/C air-conditioner, 6,600ltr w/tanks, extensive internal+u/ house storage & rem/dble garage.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.18miltonstreet-canterbury.com

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KEW 19 Banool Avenue Classic elegance and contemporary style are impressively blended through this Studley Park period residence to create a light-filled family environment, situated near schools, transport and Kew Junction. Baltic pine entry leads through to spacious sitting/4th bedroom, lounge, main bedroom (ensuite), two further bedrooms and modern bathroom. The generous family room (OFP), dining area and superb stone/ stainless steel kitchen overlook the landscaped N/W facing garden and alfresco dining space. Also features dctd htg, RC/ air-con, storage, single garage plus further OSP.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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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.19banoolavenue-kew.com

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SURREY HILLS 1 Payne Street Superbly situated on a substantial 975 sqm (approx) north-facing allotment in a prestigious location near Maling Rd, Canterbury station and excellent schools, this timber period residence represents an outstanding opportunity to rebuild or develop (STCA). Currently occupied by two comfortable timber residences, the deep perfectly oriented block is ideal as a site for a new luxury family home or development. With both residences in comfortable condition, they are ideal to live in or lease out while considering the options and obtaining plans and permits.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Wayne Tyson 0409 864 814

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1paynestreet-surreyhills.com

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CAMBERWELL 1005 Toorak Road Exhaustive design processes, high end finishes and a stunning façade deliver unrivalled contemporary living in a uniquely individual 4 bedroom plus study brand new executive residence. Includes vogue ´stone´ kitchen, multiple seamless living expanses, luxurious main bedroom suite with north balcony, 3 exquisite bathrooms with floor to ceiling tiling, superb landscaped gardens crowned by an in-ground lap pool, undercover entertaining patio, triple car garage, secure driveway with spinning turntable, split system airconditioning, alarm.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 2pm

Inspect

Wednesday 11.30am-12noon & Saturday from 1.30pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1005toorakroad-camberwell.com

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SURREY HILLS 8A Scheele Street This impeccably maintained single-level contemporary town residence offers luxurious, low-maintenance surroundings that are ideally matched to today´s modern lifestyle featuring a tiled hallway opening to inviting formal & informal living & dining surrounding a private, north-facing sandstone courtyard delivering a perfect sunny oasis for relaxing & entertaining plus loads of natural light enhanced by high ceilings. The interior also features soft neutral tones, 3 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, 2nd bathroom, skylit laundry & granite/Euro kitchen.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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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.8ascheelestreet-surreyhills.com

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ASHBURTON 105 Nicholas Street Blessed with the sensational space of the 1950s, this light-filled 4 bedroom home delivers an inviting family environment, spacious interiors and landscaped gardens with gated access to the Anniversary Trail and Gardiners Creek. Bright formal living features OFP with access to a north facing sun-terrace. Rear extension incorporates a well-appointed kitchen and living and dining spaces opening to a deck and gardens. 4 bedrooms plus study and 2 bathrooms accommodate the modern family with ease. Land 836sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.105nicholasstreet-ashburton.com

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BALWYN 25 Kitchener Street Highlighted by a leafy Balwyn location within the Balwyn High zone, close to deepdene Primary, Whitehorse Road amenities and transport - this attractive renovated/extended Edwardian home features a central hallway, sitting room (OFP), 4 bedrooms or 3+study, upstairs main with ensuite, study alcove & balcony; stylish family bathroom & laundry. A sunny north-facing open-plan living area with wellappointed kitchen (2 WIPs) and dining leads to a wrap around deck and easy care garden. Incls ducted heating, roof storage, OSP/access from Wolseley Crescent.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Tori McGregor 0400 633 992 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.25kitchenerstreet-balwyn.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 2/2 Hastings Road Privately positioned at the rear, this stunning, luxuriously appointed 2-storey contemporary home located close to Camberwell Junction comprises foyer, p/room, open-plan living/dining with sleek stone/Euro kitchen opening to a north-facing outdoor entertaining area with deck & plunge pool/spa; plus 3 bedrooms main/WIR/ensuite, retreat/study & sun deck. Incls v/intercom, alarm, extensive storage, zoned air-conditioning, hydronic heating, underground tanks (10,000ltrs), cellar, rem/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5.15-5.45pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2-2hastingsroad-hawthorneast.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

Wednesday 2-2.30 & Saturday from 10am

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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

Web

www.16highstreet-kew.com

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SURREY HILLS 1 Varzin Avenue Occupying a large allotment of 1,134sqm approx in a quiet cul-de-sac offering development potential or opportunity to further enhance this elevated family home with preferred north rear orientation and close to Surrey Hills amenities. Featuring sitting & dining rooms, 4 bedrooms, timber/Miele kitchen, generous informal living room leading to a deck/ entertaining area, s/heated pool & deep rear terraced gardens /ROW. Includes ducted evap. cooling.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 9-9.30am

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Contact

Chris Alcock 0407 907 748 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1varzinavenue-surreyhills.com

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SOUTH YARRA 68 Garden Street Catch a movie at the Jam Factory, shop at the Prahran Market and take your pick of the restaurants in Hawksburn Village or Chapel St, all without using the car. The lifestyle appeal offered by this totally captivating freestanding Victorian residence is made even more alluring by the sublime designer style within. Wide timber floors add a sophisticated aesthetic through arched hallway, stunning kitchen and generous living/dining opening to landscaped courtyard. The two beautiful bedrooms share a stylish designer bathroom. Land: 172sqm/1,851sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.68gardenstreet-southyarra.com

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SURREY HILLS 214 Mont Albert Road This instantly appealing Edwardian timber home comprises a central Baltic Pine hallway, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), formal sitting room with OFP & a stylish bathroom+laundry leading to an inviting lower-level country-style extension with a feature brick & timber open-plan Euro kitchen plus dining/living with OFP and floor-to-ceiling windows opening to a leafy garden retreat with mature shade trees and spa pool. Features d/heating, air-conditioner (family room), garden shed & OSP. Land size: 545sqm/5,864sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 9th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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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.214montalbertroad-surreyhills.com

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ASHBURTON 1a Sun Rise Combining the timeless appeal of classic architecture with stylish, sun-drenched modern comfort, this immaculately presented 2-storey residence´s everlasting appeal is further enhanced by a serene cul-de-sac location near Ashburton shops, cafes, station, pool and schools and Warner Reserve. Natural light streams through sitting and living rooms, bright contemporary kitchen with dining area opening to northwest garden. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study upstairs includes main with en-suite. Superbly finished with heating/cooling & ducted vacuum plus 2xgarage.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1asunrise-ashburton.com

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MALVERN EAST 41A Brunel Street Enjoying spectacular leafy views over Hedgeley Dene and direct access to its gardens, this unique architect designed 3 bedroom residence sited on its own individual title, delivers wonderful tranquil lifestyle enjoyment near Central Park Village, trams and good schools. Beneath a seductively curved ceiling, the expansive living/dining room with gas fireplace and stylish European kitchen opens to a north-facing deck. The main bedroom (en-suite) is complemented downstairs by a further 2 double bedrooms opening to north gardens, bathroom and 2xgarage.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.41abrunelstreet-malverneast.com

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CAMBERWELL 8 Lynden Street Space, light & quality finishes define this elegant new 2storey family residence featuring dark stained European Oak floors, wide entrance hall, study, sitting room, upstairs retreat, 5 bedrooms, 2 with WIRs & ensuites,2 powder rooms family bathroom & laundry+chute; plus a brilliant family living domain with superb Miele S/S equipped kitchen & butlers pantry opening to a bluestone paved alfresco area & private courtyard garden. Includes alarm, v/intercom, d/ heating, cooling & vacuum, landscaped gardens, extensive storage, rem/double garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 12:30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8lyndenstreet-camberwell.com

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GLEN IRIS 135 Glen Iris Road This gorgeous solid-brick 1930´s residence is proudly positioned on a deep garden allotment, presenting an inviting family environment with further potential for rear extension if desired (STCA). Highlighted by original period features including restored timber work and glossy Oak floors, beautifully maintained interiors include 2 bedrooms plus study/3rd bedroom and lovely lounge and dining rooms, each with OFPs. A well-equipped central rosewood kitchen precedes a relaxed rear sunroom. Central bathroom, sep WC, alarm, heating and garage. Land 650sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.135glenirisroad-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 11A Kaikoura Avenue This stylish terrace-style contemporary two-storey townhouse offers an ultra convenient location and low maintenance inner-city lifestyle with a smart interior comprising downstairs living/study, powder room, laundry, open-plan Caesarstone & Euro kitchen plus living/dining opening to a private sandstone paved courtyard - perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Upstairs has additional informal living/retreat, 3 bedrooms (BIRS, main/ensuite), bathroom. Includes alarm, polished timber floors, d/heating, R/C airconditioners, remote/garage (I/A)+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.11akaikouraavenue-hawthorneast.com

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A4 | B2 | C2

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´DEVON ON CLOWES´ - A South Yarra Icon

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From its presence on the cover of ´Home Beautiful´ magazine in 1931 to the appeal of its present day spaces, this charming home in the Botanic Gardens precinct has won minds and captured hearts. Enchanting in appearance, designed by J.H. Esmond Dorney, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, evocative original sitting and dining rooms lead to north facing family areas and a jarrah kitchen overlooking established gardens. Double carport contributes ideal convenience in a location that puts private schools, the river, Richmond station and the CBD all within easy walking distance.

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A5 | B4 | C4

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EOI: Tuesday 19th November at 5.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: By appointment Wednesday 3.00-3.30pm Thursday 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm

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| 39 Clendon Road

Nothing Could Be Finer

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Unsurpassed for space, unparalleled in style, this grand Gillespie contemporary residence´s refined formal rooms and distinguished library lead to huge living/ dining areas accompanied by a marble kitchen and stainless steel butler´s pantry. Views over an elegant terrace and heated lap pool further enhance downstairs dimensions Above, five bedrooms and four bathrooms, including three ensuites, convey compelling luxury enhanced by an inviting upstairs retreat and terrace views through the trees. Every imaginable comfort. Four car garaging.

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A4 | B3 | C2 | D | E

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 10.00-10.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 14 Stodart Street

Established Family Excellence

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Surrounded by approximately 1755sqm of landscaped gardens, a north-south tennis court, elegant entertaining pergola and superb solar/gas heated pool this majestic Tudor inspired residence, c1933, enjoys the Golf Links Estate site formerly occupied by the golf course clubhouse. Refined formal rooms and modern informal spaces are complemented by four bedrooms, separate study and three bathrooms, including two upstairs bedrooms, and a luxuriously large children´s lounge or games room. Ample parking. Ideal proximity to Willison station, Riversdale Road trams, schools and Camberwell Junction.

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A3 | B2 | C2

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Kate Cusack 0438 334 374 Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Saturday 23rd November at 12.00 noon ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 4.00-4.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 11 The Strand

Victorian By Nature, Contemporary By Design

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Capturing water views and the city skyline, a spectacular architect designed renovation has created a chic contemporary lifestyle environment within the fabric of this prominent foreshore Victorian. Original heritage features such as 11 ft ceilings and open fireplaces add classical grandeur to reconfigured open plan zones that include a northern living/dining and media domain with integrated Miele/Corian kitchen that seamlessly unfolds to outdoor entertaining within a landscaped garden. 3 bedrooms include a substantial main with dazzling en suite. Remote double garage.

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A4 | B2 | C6

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 3.00-3.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 38 The Strand

A Modern Classic with One of Melbourne´s Best Views

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Beautifully reflective of its c1980 origins, yet entirely relevant to contemporary lifestyle requirements, this charismatic four/five bedroom family residence is surrounded by an unforgettable allotment of some 1500+ sqm with views of the boats, the bay and the CBD. Substantial spaces for living, dining and entertaining complemented by an expansive terrace and private paved garden with pool precede garaging for up to six cars and backdrop of spectacular dimensions accessed from Dover Lane.

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A6 | B4 | C4 | D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Sam Goddard 0448 870 454 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EOI: Closing Monday 25th November at 5.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: By appointment ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| Upper Goulburn Road

´LANDSCAPE´ C1838

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Irresistibly attractive as a refined country retreat, equally rewarding as a productive, profitable rural holding, ’LANDSCAPE’ is a highly regarded, historically significant property on some 400 acres (plus approximately 40 acres lease), featuring approximately 3kms of Goulburn River frontage. A superb fivesix bedroom residence overlooks mature gardens including a horizon pool and tennis court. Extensive improvements include evocative granite stables, three cottages, machinery sheds and a 12 acre vineyard. A stunning property less than 75 minutes from Melbourne and 45 minutes from Tullamarine Airport.

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A9 | B4 | C6 | E

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Office 9864 5300 Conj Agent: Lindsay Hill Real Estate Lindsay Hill 0419 557 139 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------EOI: Closing Tues 26th Nov at 12 noon ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Strictly By Appointment Friday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: alton-mountmacedon.com

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| 239 Alton Road

’Alton’ c1874

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’Alton’ is amongst the finest Hill Station estates in Australia, surrounded by a garden acknowledged as one of the nation´s most significant, Alton´s history, status and renown are unique. This exceptional heritage property´s appeal extends beyond its reputation to fulfil its role as a uniquely welcoming family residence in which refined spaces for entertainment and enjoyment are matched by nine bedrooms and five bathrooms. The garden includes 24 National Trust recognised trees, a croquet lawn, the most romantic tennis court imaginable and kitchen gardens. Extensive garaging and two cottages are included.

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A2 | B2 | C2

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Saturday 30th November at 11.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Thursday 1.00-1.30pm, 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 2b Robinson Street

The Superiority Of Single Level

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Beautifully private behind its own street frontage, this inviting two-three bedroom residence conveys sophisticated originality throughout exceptional single level spaces. Northern light from leafy courtyard surroundings complements generous living and dining areas that lead to a distinct kitchen/ informal meals zone featuring polished parquetry and marble benches. A bright study contributes third bedroom flexibility. Large double garage adds convenience to a location offering desirable proximity to Menzies Reserve, Malvern Road cafes and Tooronga station - there´s attraction in every direction.

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A3 | B1

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Kate Cusack 0438 334 374 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Wednesday 27th November at 7.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Wednesday 6.30-7.00pm & Saturday 1.30-2.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 54 Edsall Street

A Flair for Design

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From renovated period spaces to sophisticated contemporary dimensions, this designer brick Edwardian handles the transition with distinction. Featured in ´Home Beautiful´ magazine, the polished floors lead to three classical proportioned bedrooms. A modern sky lit bathroom flows into the stunning open plan living/dining areas with a Stone Italiana kitchen and a Jetmaster fireplace. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the stylish outdoor entertaining area with a day bed and granite BBQ. Other features include separate laundry, ducted heating, cooling with Glenferrie Road just a short stroll away.

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| 27 Linlithgow Road

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

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Thursday 14th November at 6.30pm

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’Burham’ c1940’s

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| 678 Orrong Road

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

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Saturday 16th November at 10.30am

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Timeless Toorak Appeal

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CAMBERWELL 41 Stanhope Grove 5

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A resort-style family Estate of space & privacy, "Orwell", is a magnificent home on 1542sqm (approx) merging classic beauty & sublime contemporary luxury on entertainer´s grounds with salt pool & N/S tennis court. Prestigiously positioned on the leafy edge of the Junction beyond autogated circular driveway, this home reveals the grandeur of refined Living & Exec Study whilst Euro/Stone Kitchen & extensive casual spaces are beautifully configured to soak up nth pool/spa & court views with decks & verandahs, a captivating pool/courtside setting to luxuriant gardens.

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 2pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Wednesday & Saturday 1-1.30pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 1542 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Chloe Quinn 0412 238 565 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________

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IVANHOE 19-21 Riverside Road 5

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Amidst the breathtaking flora and fauna that inspired Australia´s most renowned artists; "Larnoo" is a world-class riverfront resort on almost 1 ½ acres. This spectacular home flaunts an unrivalled level of construction. With cantilevered waterfall entry, glass-lift accessing over 185 sqs of autowalled gallery-style spaces framing River/Golf Course views across million-dollar pool/spa, tennis court, pavilion, Boat House & Boat ramp. With Theatre, 2 Home Offices, Library, Chef´s Kitchen, Games zone, Gym, Steam room, water-wall Grotto, city-view rooftop terrace.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING Tuesday 26th November at 12noon ____________________________________________________ INSPECT By Appt Wed 5.30-6.15pm & Fri 12-12.45pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 5,832 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Richard Earle 0418 564 168 Richard James 0408 751 189 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.19-21riversiderd.com ____________________________________________________

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KEW 10 Molesworth Street 4

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A majestic Studley Park domain gracing the top end of a prestigious street, 'McCrae' c1883 is a magnificent Victorian residence of stately proportions & exquisite detail merging luxury, style & modern elegance in a masterful display of indoor-outdoor family excellence. Comprises 4 BRs (main ens & dressing room), Drawingroom, Diningroom, Family Dining & Living, Grand Billiardroom, 4 bthrms, premium Kitchen, marble fireplaces, nth-fac heated pool/ spa, alfresco areas, return driveway & DLUG. Poised to impress on 1167sqm (approx) near schools & Kew Junction.

AUCTION Thursday 28th November at 6pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 1167 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 Janie Bailey 0412 863 741 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.10molesworthst.com ____________________________________________________

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An exceptional Edwardian home privately & peacefully set on 1493sqm botanic gardens amidst the cream of Melbourne´s private schools & handy to Cotham & Glenferrie Rd trams. Exquisite character is in perfect harmony with genuine warmth & functionality throughout graceful fireside Living, grand Dining (Inglenook OFP), stately Exec Library & Caesar Stone/Miele Kitchen/Meals (WI pantry). There are delightful discoveries to be made here with garden-aspect Retreat/Study adjoining Master Suite, upstairs Teen Study, cellar, heating & monitored security.

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 1pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.30-1pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 1493 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________

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SPACE, lIGHt & Art uP to tHE rooFtoP

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Light, texture & intriguing artistic concepts define this unique inner-city penthouse of house-like proportions. The largest of 13 in tightly held Vosti House, spanning 4 levels at the rear of the block, removed from the hustle and bustle beyond, with a private security entrance ‌ never before offered in its twenty-year history. 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms over approx 268sqm of living space, including 92sqm of rooftop terraces, northerly light, hydronic heating, double glazed bedroom windows & excellent storage. The city, Queen Victoria Markets, transport & inexhaustible local points of interest at your door. Let your car gather dust in the secure titled car space. Gentrification of this exciting locale is well underway, with this pocket of Melbourne set to lead the way for creative inner-city concepts. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-generation opportunity.

AuCtIon Saturday 23rd november 3.30pm VIEw Saturday 3.30 - 4.00pm ContACt Eleanor Smith 0407 393 566 Stephen Smith 0447 393 633

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TOORAK 3 Montalto Avenue

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Where yesterday meets tomorrow... A fashionable Art Deco in Toorak's dress circle. Upgrade your lifestyle, cancel your gym membership and book the private

Auction Sat 30 Nov, 11.00

tennis lessons. The entire family can take their pick...tennis, swimming, snooker or bridge. Set on an impressive 1288 sqm

View Wed 5:30 - 6:00, Sat 12.30 - 1.00

approx of super prime land, this recently updated treasure may offer even more than meets the eye... and with a little

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imagination and creativity you can make it worth even more.

Helena Chow 0407 226 828 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 John Piccolo 0408 102 050 Auctioneer Camberwell 9805 1111

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BALWYN 2 Para Street

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Lavish luxury in Balwyn Architecturally inspired with light infused free-flowing spaces & exquisitely adorned with luxury fixtures & finishes, this stylish & simply stunning executive residence will surpass all expectations. Featuring formal & informal living & dining areas, a sophisticated kitchen, 4 bedrooms including guest suite, striking ensuite with spa bath, retreat, study, Spotted Gum flooring, central heating, refrigerated cooling, laundry chute, remote double garage & alfresco entertaining area. Enviably situated off Belmore Road & close to premier schools, Stradbroke Park, shops, cafĂŠs & tram stops.

ALPHINGTON 304/21 Rex Avenue

Auction Sat 16 Nov, 1.00 View Thu 12:00 - 12:30, Sat 2:00 - 2:30, Sun 1:00 - 1:30 Kai Tang 0430 356 664 Cameron Way 0418 352 380 Blackburn 9894 1000

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An exceptional opportunity on the top floor of prestigious Riverwood. Light drenched, modified and enhanced for the current owner, this apartment is graced by an extensive wrap terrace which enjoys a treetop panorama, City glimpses and views to the Yarra River. Private elevator access from the basement security carparking to house two cars and a storage facility all combine creating this unique property opportunity in the prized location. Set in Paul Bangay and Rotheman Lowe Design all just minutes to Fairfield rail and shops, Boat House and Kew Junction and just 6km from the CBD.

Selling now closing Tues Dec 3rd Quoting POA View Wed 1-2pm, Sat 10-10.30am Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Krystyne Dupont 0434 779 913 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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BALWYN 3 Prowse Avenue Modern Light-filled Family Home With Stunning Northern Views

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Eco-friendly, architect designed & built by renowned building company Fasham. Presently 3 bedrooms & easily converted to 4 or more bedrooms. Offers: High ceilings & an abundance of space on two levels. Comprises: Wide hall that leads to a light filled open plan living overlooking a large entertainers deck with spectacular views of the ranges, 3 bathrooms. Downstairs 3rd bathroom & a huge rumpus with many options to add one or 2 bedrooms & still retain the rumpus room. Plus lots of storage and double garage. Walk to Tram, Shops, Schools & Parks.

christopherrussell.com.au

AU SA CTI TU ON RD TH AY IS

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Saturday 16th November at 1.00pm $1.7 Million plus Thursday & Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

BALWYN NORTH 8 Lucifer Street Elevated family Home In Pretty Tree-lined Street Original owner since new, this 4 bedroom home in Balwyn High School zone offers good family accommodation. Elegant living room and dining room that overlooks the front terrace garden and leafy tree lined street .The kitchen is open plan with meals / family room adjacent to it. 4 large bedrooms, main bedroom with ensuite and WIR, separate family bathroom, powder room, double garage & abundance of storage. Huge rear yard. Land: 740sqm (approx.).

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 9th November at 11.00am $850,000 plus Thursday 12 -12.30pm & Saturday 10.30 - 11am Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

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HOLDSWORTH St Kilda 4 Havelock Street

AUCTION Sat 23 Nov

BALWYN NORTH 136 Maud Street A CORNER POSITION WITH BALWYN HIGH ZONE GUARANTEED This 1940s cutie, corner position, presents comfortable living with scope to extend or redevelop (STCA). Comp: 3 bedrooms (BIRs), updated galley style kitchen plus meals, updated bathroom sep shower & bath. Family/living room (OFP), polished floor boards, under house storage, ducted heating & large rear garden. Short walk to Schools, Shops, Tram. Land 631sqm approx.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Sat 23rd November at 11.00am $1 Million plus Thu 2-2.30pm; Sat 12-12.30pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

christopherrussell.com.au

On The Cutting Edge A.R.M designed tri-level 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, townhouse captures the essence of urban luxury with living /dining / entertaining zone & hostess kitchen seamlessly integrated with a blue-stone courtyard, whole-floor master bedroom with dual dressing rooms & pampering ensuite bathroom, two secure basement car spaces, laundry, alarm and reverse-cycle heating & cooling.

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Graham Hicks 0423 009 900 Eugene Louey 0401 299 997 Barry Plant Docklands 9936 9999

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PrAhrAn | 34 Wrights Terrace A large and deceptively spacious fully renovated 3 bedroom home offering abundant space and light, situated in a tightly held pocket of Prahran. Only moments to Hawksburn Village,Victoria Gardens, Chapel Street and Prahran Market.This period home has been fully renovated and extended to offer seamless indoor/ outdoor living spaces that will be an entertainers delight. Comprising: entry hall, large open plan informal living / dining room that opens to a very private central grassed courtyard and is connected via a glazed hallway to the large 2nd formal living room with OFP. Upstairs is a full master retreat and downstairs 2 double bedrooms and a 3rd living room or study.

Auction 16th November 1pm View Thurs 12- 12.30pm Thurs & Sat 6- 6.30pm David Colbran 0418 348 481 Phillip French 0411 090 987

Toorak | 204/1 Wallace Avenue Iconic One Wallace Avenue This 2 bedroom and study 2nd floor apartment epitomises quality, security and style and is only moments to the epicurean delights of Toorak Village. Comprises grand parquet entrance hall, which opens to flowing living room/ dining room and balcony. Kitchen with meals area opens to study or 2nd living area with superb treed views. Master bedroom features dressing room and full en suite, 2nd bedroom also with en suite, guest powder room. Generous side-by-side basement parking, and massive storage room. Full lift access.Additional building features: luxury swimming pool, spa and gym and building superintendent.

sothebysrealty.com

14 Wallace Avenue,Toorak

Private Sale Price upon request View Wed & Sat 3- 3.30pm Michel Grasyan 0407 317 602 Greg Herman 0411 473 307

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34 Hopetoun Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 12th November at 5pm 162 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Refined Craftsmanship at its Best in the Heart of Toorak Positioned on Toorak’s finest boulevard, this magnificent residence is set over three levels amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. This stunning home features formal sitting room seamlessly connecting to the formal dining room, open-plan 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. Note: Land size 3,167sqm approx. VIEW Strictly by appointment

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas

0418 530 392 0418 322 994

kayburton.com.au


750 Orrong Road Toorak EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 21st November at 5pm

Spectacular Toorak Estate Amid Stunning Grounds A landmark family domain of unrivalled luxury, this stately six bedroom, seven bathroom 1920s mansion presides over 5,500sq.m/ 59,000sq.ft of magnificent grounds for grand entertaining and private indulgence. Secure and secluded in Melbourne’s most prestigious location, this generational masterpiece features refined spaces gazing north over an expansive garden sanctuary. Year round, this oasis boasts N/S tennis court, heated pool, CCTV and sophisticated Allan Powell designed ‘getaway’ pavilion complete with cinema, gymnasium and entertaining areas. VIEW Strictly by appointment

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas

0418 530 392 0418 322 994

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106 St Georges Road Toorak

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Exclusive Address with Prime Yarra River Frontage Showcasing prime Yarra River frontage and an allotment of approximately 20,000sqft with a private jetty, this immaculate 4 bedroom residence features main bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, second bedroom also with ensuite and two further bedrooms both serviced by two additional bathrooms. Multiple formal and informal living and dining zones owing onto a vast north facing terrace along with an outdoor pool and spa ideal for entertaining. Also includes immaculate self-contained apartment and garaging for four cars. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 7 - 7.30pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Michael Gibson Ross Savas

0419 239 549 0418 530 392 0418 322 994

kayburton.com.au


6 Nareeb Court Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 19th November at 5pm

Single Level Luxury Beyond Compare Where meticulous design and uncompromising quality of construction meet to create this beautifully balanced single level home of luxury, light and space. Remarkable attention to detail is present in every room with connection to the outdoors a prominent theme. Vast living and dining all ow to outdoor entertaining spaces, three large bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, large home ofďŹ ce and six car basement garage round out an exceptional home. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

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11 Tashinny Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 16th November at 11am 166 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Rare Duplex Offering Situated within this quiet residential enclave between Toorak and Hawksburn villages is this most attractive older style duplex building consisting of two generously proportioned three bedroom apartments on separate titles complete with outdoor spaces and each with a garage. Set upon 511sqm approx with the preferred northerly rear orientation, the property suits a myriad of potential uses underpinned by its blue chip investment fundamentals. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074

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21A Albany Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 12noon

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, Thursday 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Sarah Case Ross Savas

0439 431 020 0418 322 994

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3 Rostill Court Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 11am 168 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

The Location of a Lifetime Commanding an elite position at the head of a sought-after Toorak cul-de-sac, this picturesque two-storey solid-brick 1950s 4-bedroom plus a study residence offers a gateway into one of Melbourne’s most exclusive addresses. Total privacy, a northerly aspect, formal and casual living and pretty established gardens with herringbone paving provide perfect current day surroundings; while the opportunity to re-develop the exceptional 619m² allotment, approx, with a luxury new home reflects the future potential, STCA, in this first class location close to St Catherine’s Girls School. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

CALL Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom

0412 269 999 0419 330 968

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5 Kenley Court Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 11am

Toorak’s Finest Address Situated in one of Toorak’s most exclusive cul-de-sac’s and set on 845sqm/9,100sq. ft (approx.) this English style residence has been meticulously renovated. Comprising; formal and informal living zones, 5 bedrooms (3 with en-suite’s), European appointed kitchen leading out to landscaped garden with pool and outdoor cabana. Inc: double lock up garage, heating/cooling and security system.

VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Matt Davis Gerald Delany Michael Gibson

0412 466 858 0418 355 337 0418 530 392

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8 Myrnong Crescent Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 16th November at 12noon 170 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

“Kooyong Valley Outlook” A delightful five bedroom residence with outstanding living areas and great flexibility for the larger family. With formal living rooms and study, an expansive family area adjoining the open plan kitchen with windows that overlook the garden and pool area. Also three bathrooms, lower level teenage retreat, heating, cooling, storage room. This ideal home on some 870sqm in a quiet location offers excellent access to St Kevins, St Catherines and Scotch College, Kooyong gourmet shops and station. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Clive Nettlefold Gerald Delany Matt Davis

0418 338 459 0418 355 337 0412 466 858

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Sub Penthouse, 11 Copelen Street South Yarra EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 11th November at 5pm

Spectacular Whole Floor Residence - Last Remaining Set within this French inspired boutique development this whole oor sub penthouse spanning over 343sqm provides an unsurpassed tribute to the superior talents of the renowned Demaine Partnership and Davies Henderson Constructions. Comprising: spacious open-plan formal & informal livings zones, state-of-the-art Miele kitchen, main bedroom with en-suite, walk-in-robes. Two further bedrooms each with en-suite & walk-in-robes, custom study, lift, store room, cellar and garaging for 3 cars. Feats: CBUS home automation, heating & cooling, security & double glazing throughout. VIEW Wednesday 3 - 4pm

CALL Matt Davis Ross Savas Peter Kudelka

0412 466 858 0418 322 994 0418 319 439

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178 George Street East Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 19th November at 5pm 172 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

A Rare and Beautiful Opportunity Located in East Melbourne’s most sought after Street, “Braemar” offers sophisticated living surrounded by Melbourne’s icons. The four bedroom residence boasts elegant drawing, sitting and dining rooms, ballroom and cellar. A modern kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, private courtyard and an extremely spacious office. The 1,018sq.m (approx.) property has two substantial apartments at the rear with the opportunity for demolition. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday & Saturday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Michael Gibson Sarah Case Gowan Stubbings

0418 530 392 0439 431 020 0412 269 999

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130 Powlett Street East Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 19th November at 5pm

Lavish Luxury in East Melbourne Historically significant, this 1867 terrace & 2-storey servants quarters united by walls & walkways of glass has been magnificently restored in one of Melbourne’s most exclusive residential areas. Luxurious additions from a roof-top mosaic-tiled pool to a cinema room, epicurean kitchen, 2 courtyards, 3/4 bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, office, internal lift & a 4-car garage ensure 1st class accommodation.

VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom Andrew Smith

0412 269 999 0419 330 968 0413 309 605

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25 Adelaide Street Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 12noon 174 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Single Level Armadale Perfection A picturesque neo-Georgian home located near the best parks, shops, and public transport, maintaining the peacefulness of this highly sought after, quiet tree lined Armadale street. Offering a formal living room and light ďŹ lled entertaining space across living, dining, and courtyard, plus modern kitchen with Smeg appliances. Three generous bedrooms with BIRs, and one with en suite complete this perfect family home. Additional features: security, powder room, two-car garage, ducted heating and cooling. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Sarah Case 0439 431 020

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2 Haig Street Deepdene

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 11am

Elegant, Ambient and Ideally Located…. Perfectly positioned in the Balwyn High School Zone, this 6-year-old Georgian style town residence provides convenience while retaining the charm of it’s quiet suburban surrounds. Set over two levels, the downstairs floorplan comprises formal living (OFP), separate dining, light filled kitchen and open plan familyroom with courtyard garden access. The second level offers four bedrooms, master with ensuite and WIR, family bathroom and large linen press/storage. Additional features include downstairs study, powder room, two-car garage (internal access), security, heating/cooling. VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 2.45 - 3.15pm

CALL Scott Patterson Daniel Bradd

0417 581 074 0411 347 511

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15 Grace Street Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 11am 176 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Cul-de-sac Contemporary Class and Sophistication Presiding over an exclusive cul-de-sac, this stunning 4/5 bedroom/3 bathroom home delivers a wealth of family spaces for exi-use and multi-age living and entertaining. Executive standards are beautifully balanced by family functionality through study, formal living, family room, rumpus/home-theatre, epicurean Miele/marble kitchen/ vast casual spaces and al fresco kitchen alongside water-fall pool (outdoor shower) and lush gardens. With city glimpses, premium ďŹ nishes, basement multi-use rooms, cellar and proximity to exceptional schools, Junction and transport. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards Daniel Bradd

0419 305 802 0423 759 481 0411 347 511

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14 Wellesley Road Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 19th November at 5pm

Stately & Sophisticated Scotch Hill Domain A luxurious family landmark of grand proportions in prestigious Scotch Hill environs near schools, this domain c1928 is a triumph of lifestyle refinement blending heritage and modern styles amid glorious gardens. The original Seppelt’s wine merchant’s residence and former embassy; stunning architect enhancement reflects the grace and grandeur of a distinguished past delivering unrivalled living and entertaining. Boasts five bedrooms, study, library, sitting room, dining, designer living and dining, premium kitchen, three bathrooms, cellar, terrace, pool, pavilion and parking. VIEW Wednesday 2.30 - 3pm & 6.30 - 7pm, Saturday 4 - 4.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Tim Picken 0419 305 802 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Conjunctional Agent SmartHouse Property Advocates Jonathan Shepherd 0409 886 878

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4 Palmer Place Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 12.30pm 178 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Riverside Charms, Exciting Options In elite St James Park precinct right on the Yarra banks, “Harada” is a gorgeous 1930’s home offering parkland-to-city views and redevelopment potential (STCA). An exceptional 4 bedroom/2 bathroom home amidst private pool/garden surrounds with timber features and leadlighting throughout beautifully proportioned spaces including home-office, Euro/marble kitchen/meals, fireside lounge, dining and conservatory-style familyroom unfolding to garden deck plus separate studio and poolside 4th bedroom/ retreat. With 3rd WC, security system, heating/cooling, ample OSP, cellar, storage. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0417 581 074 0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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42 Harcourt Street Hawthorn East

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 11th November at 5pm

Harcourt Estate Luxury and Style Beyond Compare Classically elegant, lushly private and positioned amidst Melbourne’s ďŹ nest schools, this stunning home features impeccably styled spaces and luxurious garden-set pavilion for teen use, Home-Theatre and grand-scale entertainment. A beautifully proportioned home featuring a duo of superb Living rooms, Executive Study and connoisseurs Euro Kitchen/Meals. 3 Bedrooms, family bathroom, heating/cooling, sound system, video security, cellar, gymnasium and storage. Nestled in the prestigious Harcourt Estate with Auburn Village, train, tram and parklands all nearby. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Conjunctional Agent JELLIS CRAIG Peter Vigano 0407 301 224

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23 Rockingham Street Kew

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 3.30pm 180 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Family Luxury on a Grand Studley Park Scale A commanding presence in a highly-coveted Studley Park street reflects the unrivalled stature and grand proportions of this classically-inspired Nicholas Day luxury residence. Conveniently close to Yarra River parklands, Kew’s private schools precinct and trams to Victoria Gardens shopping; this substantial four bedroom, four bathroom residence features parents’ retreat (lounge, ensuite), study, formal and family zones, home cinema, rumpus, marble Miele kitchen (butlers pantry), alfresco area, pool, CCTV, video intercom and massive basement garage. VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Michael Liu Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0402 699 076 0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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67 Elizabeth Street Malvern EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 28th November at 5pm

In the Middle of Everything. “The Good Life” Adjoining Sir Robert Menzies’ Reserve this grand four-bedroom plus study home with stunning gardens, N/S tennis court and pool provides for effortless entertaining. Skilful design ensures the numerous living and dining areas; Gaggenau kitchen and bar are filled with natural light. The main bedroom with en suite and WIR, study, powder room, laundry and home gym complete the lower level. Upstairs offers two bathrooms, additional study alcove and living area. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556

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25 Glen Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 11am

4 Grong Grong Court Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 11am 182 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Inviting, Elegant and Spacious. This Impressive Townhouse has it all. • Light filled contemporary residence exudes a warm, welcoming ambience • Delightful well-established garden setting • Extensively updated, elevated views • Flexible lifestyle floorplan 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms incl. main ensuite • Separate study, spacious living/dining areas, privacy balconies • Parents retreat/gym • Workshop, multiple storage areas • Double remote garage plus further off-street parking • Minutes to schools, transport and Kooyong Village. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

Two Choices Set in a quiet cul-de-sac location is this elevated block of some 630sqm/ 6778ft approximately. This property provides an excellent opportunity to live comfortably in the current 3 bed, 2 bath 1970’s Merchant Builders home with a double garage and pretty north facing garden, or alternatively build a brand new home STCA, with an excellent northern aspect. This quiet leafy street is a hidden Toorak gem which also allows for walking distance to Kooyong Village shops, train station and Toorak Road tram. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Jacqui Ralph Peter Kudelka

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

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CALL Jacqui Ralph Peter Kudelka

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

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23 Wandin Road Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 10am

Period Charmer with Potential Set on a broad Street frontage of almost 20m this captivating 3/4 Bedroom timber Edwardian home is presented in excellent order throughout yet is brimming with potential to modernise/renovate and extend (STCA) if desired. Complimented by an array of period features, double carport, rear ROW, established gardens and a prime location, walking distance to Schools, Parks, transport and popular Burke Road shopping/cafes. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

Mile Class on Monomeath Ave Corner 132 Mont Albert Road Golden A prized Golden Mile address with exclusive Monomeath Avenue frontage elevates Canterbury this substantial five bedroom, four bathroom residence into the upper echelon of Canterbury’s most desirable properties. Secluded on a 1003sqm allotment (approx), (Access via 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, Monomeath Ave) gym, cellar, pool, decking and garaging. Scope to further update or redevelop (STCA). AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 11am

VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

CALL Scott Patterson Richard Spratt

0417 581 074 0412 493 189

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CALL Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Monique Depierre 0407 881 327

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144 Prospect Hill Road Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 9th November at 2pm

3/1A Kooyongkoot Road Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 16th November at 2pm 184 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Secluded & Stylish Hassett Estate Haven All of the most divine characteristics of the era are on display in this beautifully renovated four bedroom residence opening to a private and spacious garden setting with two entertainment decks. ‘Jesmond’ c1928 is nestled near private schools, Maling Road, parks and transport retaining its original ambience complemented by superior appointments. Features sitting room, spacious living and dining, study, excellent stone kitchen, hydronic heating, air-conditioners, alarm and auto gate off-street parking. VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

Single Level, Bright and Spacious This delightful three bedroom villa unit (1 of only 3) in a prime quiet location just off Riversdale Road offers generous living and dining room, two bathrooms and wonderful northern light. Also double garage, study, north courtyard and in-ground pool.

VIEW Thursday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Steve Kavakos

0400 169 148 0419 470 998

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CALL Clive Nettlefold Daniel Bradd

0418 338 459 0411 347 511

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1 Findon Crescent Kew

AUCTION Saturday 16th November at 1pm

9 Grant Street Southbank EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 14th November at 5pm

Fabulous family flexibility amidst secluded gardens Impressive in style and stature, this immaculate 1930’s 4/5 bedroom/3 bathroom residence enjoys a wonderful sense of space amidst low-upkeep surrounds plus separate self-contained studio perfect for teen/guest quarters (4th bathroom). Comprises double-height entrance and gallery-style hallway with hand-painted window, stylish fireside living, large dining (cellar and bar), 1st class terrazzo kitchen/open plan areas overlooking lushly secluded and decked gardens. Also huge master bedroom with spaensuite, dressingroom, adjoining home-office/nursery and star-gazing balcony. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 2.15 - 2.45pm

‘The Melburnian’ - Luxury Town Living Ideally located on the fringe of the CBD and opposite the Botanic Gardens, this ultra-modern 4 bedroom 4 bathroom terrace home boasting stunning finishes and a Northern orientation offers a remarkably peaceful and serene lifestyle. Highlighted by beautifully proportioned living zones complimented by French Oak parquetry and floor to ceiling windows. Striking kitchen with stone finishes, private internal elevator accessing all floors, expansive outdoor entertainers terrace, study, secure basement double garage with storage. Features: 24 hour concierge, pool & gym facilities. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Thursday 3 - 3.30pm, Saturday 2.30 - 3pm

CALL Scott Patterson Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0417 581 074 0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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CALL Tom Staughton Michael Gibson

0411 554 850 0418 530 392

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210-228 Cochranes Road Ceres Via Geelong AUCTION Sunday 24th November at 12noon

3 Bass Road Portsea

AUCTION Sunday 24th November at 11am 186 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

101 Acres approx. of Rolling Barrabool Hills Located 1 hour from Melbourne and in the tightly held Ceres region providing a blend of semi-rural living coupled with a sought-after opportunity to design and build a new home to replace the existing house (STCA) - including the option to select a new home site capitalising on potential 360deg. views over the Barrabool Hills and creating a superb weekend lifestyle retreat or productive investment property divided into 5 main paddocks with 2 dams and large hay shed, which could be used for mixed farming, cropping, sheep, cattle or horses. VIEW By Appointment

“Verandah House� Designed by Wayne Gillespie on the old Gillespie Carnation Farm land of some 2100 sqm this most striking, north facing home embodies the style and generous proportions for which we cherish the Late Architect. The private verandah, 30m long and almost 6m wide, is the hub of domestic activity Summer and Winter. Inside, open-plan spaces suit relaxed holiday living with the central hall way running the length of the house and accessing four bedrooms, three bathrooms, spacious living, dining and kitchen areas. Metres from the new Portsea Golf Club and Ocean beaches. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Conjunctional Agent HF Richardson & Co Real Estate Will Richardson 0418 520 735 Nick McCulloch 0488 520 731

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CALL Liz Jensen David Heathcote

0418 446 228 0427 297 539

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55 Gibb Road Red Hill

AUCTION Sunday 24th November at 3pm

4467 Frankston Flinders Road Flinders AUCTION Sunday 17th November at 2pm

“Lane’s End” This impressive 50 acre approx. property has expansive and uninterrupted views of Port Phillip Bay, Arthurs Seat and countryside. The long driveway leads to a light, comfortable three bedroom brick home which overlooks the attractive garden, paddocks and outstanding views. The home features open plan living, French doors, a galley kitchen and casual dining. The farm includes solar power, a brick stable barn, ample shedding, stock yards, well planned paddocks, dam and dressage arena. Just under an hour from Melbourne and in close proximity to beaches and wineries. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 2 - 2.45pm

“Manton’s Rise” - Absolute Beach Frontage Offering absolute beach frontage, this stunning property of 41 acres approx. is a rare gem, one of only a handful. Every room overlooks Western Port with outstanding views to Phillip Island, the Nobbies and Seal Rock. Features four double bedrooms, each with en suite, two spacious living areas, open fireplace, well-appointed kitchen with European appliances, fifth bathroom and separate study with open fireplace. The two living areas and the principal bedroom have reverse cycle heating and cooling. A private path provides direct access to a sheltered and secluded beach. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Prue McLaughlin Andrew Hines Tom Barr Smith

0417 389 006 0400 630 630 0438 368 020

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CALL Andrew Hines Paul Armstrong Rollo Moore

0400 630 630 0418 624 962 0418 336 152

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Malvern East 58 Central Park Road One of the Gascoigne Estate´s finest properties directly opposite Central Park. With an award winning Nicholas Day renovation, this Federation residence combines the refinement and romance of its era with superb contemporary spaces and luxurious accommodation. Grand reception rooms, light filled living areas, up to six bedrooms and four bathrooms illustrate impeccable family credentials, complemented by gardens of botanic beauty, a flood-lit mod grass tennis court and double garage.

• Refined period rooms • Huge family spaces • Au pair quarters • Central Park views • Land size 1,378sqm approx. Expressions of Interest Closing 21st Nov at 5pm Inspect BY APPOINTMENT

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

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Armadale 23 Gladstone Avenue The elegance of this free standing Victorian establishes great first impressions, immediately matched by renovated spaces offering the surprise of size. Three bedrooms and two separate living areas reflect the attractive proportions of a home in which a modern bathroom and contemporary kitchen ensure complete comfort. A landscaped courtyard with Right of Way at rear is a superb conclusion within walking distance of Malvern Central.

3 • 3 double bedrooms • Dual living zones • Open plan kitchen • Private courtyard • Ducted heating & air-conditioning Auction Saturday 16th November 12.00pm Inspect Thursday 12.00-12.30 Saturday 1.00-1.30

Glen Iris 25 Young Street Offered for the first time in some 60 years, this substantial 696sqm approx parcel with pre-loved Edwardian home presents an enticingly rare opportunity for new home builders or developers in a convenient cul-de-sac address, central to nearby schools, shops and transport.

Auction Saturday 23rd November 12.00pm Inspect Wednesday 1.30-2.00 Saturday 3.00-3.30

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Duncan Bruce 0433 949 981 John Chartres 0418 321 951 Malvern 9509 8244 1276 High Street

3 • Executor´s sale • Ideal, central location • Desirable north rear aspect • New home/unit site, STCA • Land 696sqm approx.

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

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Toorak 1-3/1B Ormsby Grove A significant, strategic stake in elite surroundings on the verge of Toorak Village, this exclusive block of three modern one bedroom apartments on separate strata titles, with secure parking, offers the option to enjoy reliable investment income. In addition, the setting and the site suggest rewarding scope for extending the current day apartments to enhance returns. Alternatively, re-development possibilities can be considered, STCA.

3 • Land size 300sqm approx • Great investment • Significant scope • Reliable returns • Secure parking Agents in conjunction: CommVest Management Auction Thursday 21st November 2.00pm Inspect Thursday 1.00-1.30 Saturday 10.00-10.30

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John Chartres 0418 321 951 Tim Mc Dermott 0419 360 790 Malvern 9509 8244 1276 High Street

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Berwick 26-30 Langmore Lane “Athol” circa 1895 This five-star dynamic family residence offers all the charms and splendour of yester-year whilst seamlessly integrating modern and contemporary luxuries of the highest calibre. Set on 7183m2 (approx) of manicured grounds, with subdivision approved, enhanced with grand established trees, an in-ground heated swimming pool, outbuildings housing a gymnasium, shower room, viewing area and two double garages, the interior of the home proudly reflects its surroundings. Offering gleaming Grey Iron Bark floorboards, formal living and dining areas, a grand expansive billiards room, a huge family zone, four bedrooms and a study, two ensuites and a state-of-the-art kitchen, this beautiful home has been perfectly designed for family, leisure and entertaining. To watch a video of the property or for more information visit the website http://26-30langmorelane.dinography.com 190 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ NOVEMBER 6, 2013

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Strictly By Appointment Photo ID required 111 D8 Paul Dabb 0413 156 280 Berwick 9709 2000

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Sat 16th November at 12.30pm As advertised or by appointment 2 Chatham Street 9529 1100 Lee Pellizzer 0419 513 153 Andrew Boyce 0418 312 473

House sized haven with sublime courtyard sanctuary Situated in one of Prahran´s most sought after streets with a mixture of period and modern architecture this contemporary home is the perfect fit. One of only 2, and located at the rear offers open plan kitchen, living & dining, sensational courtyard, 3 BR, LUG, heat/cool, separate laundry. www.65aalfredstreetprahran.com

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Well constructed to create a home of distinction and split level comfort, this 1970s 2 bedroom + study compact home offers a plethora of opportunity within. Solid brick with cathedral ceilings, this elevated classic features an imposing entry, 3 living rooms, 2 bedroom suites (BIRs & ensuites), classic kitchen, north facing bluestone paved courtyard and double garage (auto gates). An excellent home to reinvent for today’s lifestyle, a heartbeat to Heyington Station, St Catherines Girls School & St Kevins College. Toorak’s most affordable home. AucTIon: SAT 23Rd noVeMBeR AT 12 InSpecT: Wed 12-12:30, SAT & Sun 1-1:30 Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542

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TOORAK

2/703 Orrong Road

Stunning renovated ground floor garden apartment in the renowned "Kilpara" building on the doorstep of Toorak Village. Features extensive use of French limestone throughout, in-floor heating to master bathroom, master robe with over 13m of hanging space, living and dining areas with open plan kitchen complete with Miele, Gaggenau/De Dietrich appliances, walk in pantry and wine storage; and 2 bedrooms with plantation shutters. Includes security system, surround sound to living areas and master bedroom, wired for Sonos, heating/cooling, fitted laundry, lift, secure basement parking for 2 cars, storage and beautiful gardens with outdoor pool.

SOUTH YARRA

Mon 25th Nov at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Matt Carver 0422 800 600 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

4/168 Toorak Road West

In a prime location opposite Fawkner Park and a step away from South Yarra shops and restaurants, this north facing ground floor apartment designed by internationally renowned architect Robert Simeoni has been given a complete renovation that epitomises high quality apartment living. Comprises open plan kitchen, living and dining opening to a north facing private entertaining area and garden, 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, study/3rd bedroom, powder room and laundry. Other features include sprinkler garden system, reverse cycle heating/cooling, secure car park for 2 vehicles and storage area.

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PRAHRAN EAST

19 A’Beckett Street

Expertly renovated and extended freestanding Wayne Gillespie residence offering a classically cool interior in the Hawksburn Village precinct and opposite Orrong Romanis Reserve/Park. Entrance hall to study, Euro equipped kitchen to open plan living with open fireplace and paved courtyard garden. A further second living zone opens to north facing rear courtyard garden with downstairs bathroom and laundry. Upstairs master bedroom with park views, ensuite and walk in robes; 2 further bedrooms both with built in robes and central bathroom. Other features include polished timber floors, hydronic heating, cooling, alarm system and off street parking for 2 cars.

SOUTH YARRA

Sat 16th November at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

2104/7 Yarra Street

Spectacular views from an equally spectacular sub-penthouse apartment located in the perfectly positioned "7 Yarra" building. Yarra Lane shops and cafes, Toorak Road restaurants, Chapel Street boutiques, South Yarra Station all only a moments walk away. Security entry to lift, entrance hall to modern Euro equipped kitchen, spacious open plan living/dining areas opening to both east and north facing terraces, 3 good sized bedrooms (main with ensuite), 2nd central bathroom, laundry and study nook. Brilliant city and landscape views, 2 secure under cover car parks, storage, roof top pool, gym and a full time building manager complement this fabulous apartment. 212 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Sat 23rd November at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 3.00-3.30pm & Saturday 10.00-10.30am Peter Gray 0499 660 031 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


SOUTH YARRA

12/3 Rockley Road

The most spacious apartment around here offers room to spread out and start living!. The lounge dining room is as big as anything you have seen - and opens out to a large balcony! The main bedroom has a fabulous ensuite and the second bedroom has the second bathroom. Even the kitchen has space to spare! Sep laundry, sep toilet, reverse cycle air con, intercom. Security and lift to your floor. Grassy Rockley Gardens are at the end of the street, 2 minutes to No 8 tram, ½ K to South Yarra station, less to Chapel Street. Leave your car in the undercover parking space and walk to all things that make life interesting.

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KOOYONG

7/422-426 Glenferrie Road

Stunning 1930’s ground floor apartment, set back from Glenferrie Road, overlooking established gardens in this highly regarded location close to Kooyong shops, train and tram. Comprising entrance foyer, generous lounge room with open fire place and covered verandah, separate dining room, well appointed kitchen with butler´s pantry, breakfast room, massive main bedroom with built in robes, generous 2nd bedroom, separate study with open fire place or 3rd bedroom option, family bathroom with separate W/C. Other features include hydronic heating, double lock up garage and separate studio/home office.

HAWTHORN

Sat 23rd November at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Matt Carver 0422 800 600 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

342 Barkers Road

Hidden behind a very private 15ft tall hedge awaiting your approval sits this deceptively spacious 2 storey 3-4 bedroom clinker brick home. Within walking distance of some of Melbourne´s finest schools and just a short stroll to Glenferrie Rd´s amenities and cafes. Comprising 3-4 bedrooms with 2 upstairs being as much as 6m deep and each with built in robe, 2 bathrooms with 1 accommodating each level, large living area with adjoining dining/4th bedroom shared between double glass doors and rear kitchen with 2nd dining/living area. The garden and alfresco area lead to a double garage. Baltic pine floors, open fire place, gas heating and 2 new split systems. 214 The weekly review \ NOVEMbEr 6, 2013

Sat 23rd November at 12.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) By Appointment Matt Carver 0422 800 600 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


Morrell. Behind closed doors Boardroom auctions. Where more and more homes are changing hands — especially at the top. They’re sometimes held when an offer is made before an expressions of interest deadline, sometimes held post-deadline when there’s multiple interest. We pushed agents into boardrooms to stop dummy bidding at EOIs. It stopped. As always, auctions and negotiations work best for those who are best prepared. That’s us. What’s happening at the top end? See Top End Trends www.morrellandkoren.com 03 9826 2222

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Specialising in property up to $1million

HAWTHORN EAST 4/714 Burwood Road www.4-714burwoodroadhawthorneast.com

An impressive specification including an expansive terrace, a large private courtyard garden & two garages sets this thoroughly renovated 80sqm approx. first floor apartment above its peers. Large rooms with exceptionally high ceilings include: living room, fully appointed kitchen, two double bedrooms, sparkling modern bathroom.

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Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Joe Falzon 0406 114 811

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KEW 4/20 Highbury Grove www.4-20highburygrovekew.com

Within an elegant European inspired garden enclave, this impressive top floor boutique apartment showcases wonderful contemporary style and exceptional proportions near Kew Junction´s restaurants, shops and trams. Beautifully presented throughout, high ceilings accentuate the sense of space through the living/dining room with gas fireplace, north balcony and sleek gourmet kitchen. The two double bedrooms (BIRs) and study share a stylish bathroom. Simply stunning, it also features RC/air-conditioning, Euro laundry and carport. INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 2.15-2.45pm AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 11.30am

Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Luke Saville 0437 720 806

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KEW 1/37 Atkins Street www.1-37atkinsstreetkew.com

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Enjoying its own street frontage, this spacious two bedroom town residence´s comfortable dimensions offer instant enjoyment with scope to update near Cotham Village & leading schools. Lightfilled living/dining areas & capable kitchen open to nth courtyard. INSPECT Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 1.30-2pm FOR SALE

Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Luke Saville 0437 720 806

KEW 9/13 Hope Court www.9-13hopecourtkew.com

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Stylish three bedroom residence provides an idyllic sanctuary near Yarra Bend Park, Kew Junction and freeway access. Sun-drenched generous proportions define the gourmet kitchen and living spaces opening to north courtyard and double garage. INSPECT Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 12.45-1.15pm AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 11.30am

Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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CAMBERWELL 10 Webster Street

Auction Saturday 23 November at 12.30pm

Architect designed by Stephen P Kosa & Associates, this 2 storey, 4 bedroom plus study builder´s display home is defined by meticulous attention to detail, craftsman quality and innovative selection of high end fittings and finishes with an emphasis on indoor/outdoor entertaining. There is a choice of main bedroom suites, one on each level offering fitted walk-in robes and stylish ensuites. The bathroom finishes throughout the home are of an exceptional standard featuring creative tiling and superior fittings. The vast living spaces, connected by European Oak floors, comprise formal living and enormous kitchen/family/meals space which in turn flows out via bi-fold doors to 2 separate undercover alfresco decks for all weather entertaining. A study plus a versatile upstairs living space add further family lifestyle options. The kitchen is based around a stunning Calacatta Marble island bench, with Miele appliances, 2 pack cabinetry and butler´s pantry. Quality additions include internal entry to the double auto garage, ducted heating and air-conditioning, smart wiring, LED lighting, CCTV cameras and gas fire places. Close to primary and secondary schools, parks, bus, shops and city tram.

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Inspect Land Contact Office

Thurs 5-5.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm 643 sq m approx. Jeremy Desmier 0409 601 613 Olivia Howson 0419 531 522 617 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn 9090 8390

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An incredible home of grand proportions, this solid brick 4 bedroom + office 4.5 bathroom residence has a wealth of space, warmth and entertaining appeal. Impressive with its 3 ballroom size living areas (gas fire), auto- low- maintenance indoor pool & fitted cellar, this remarkable home features a caterer’s size kitchen/meals, beautiful main bedroom suite (retreat, balcony, city views, palatial ensuite & WIR) & a north facing alfresco garden. This expertly crafted home features high ceilings, parquetry, ducted heating/cooling + split system air cond, alarm, unrivalled storage, laundry chute, 3 car auto garaging, rear auto carport & a workshop. Quiet street, walk to shops, tram & great schools.

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Balwyn 9 Reid StReet Dare to dream in an impressive locale. With 930sqm approx of prime land underfoot, this architect designed home in an A-list location is ripe for your renovation inspirations or luxurious new home desires (subject to council approval). Stroll to Balwyn Cinema, cafes, restaurants, tram, parks and an array of prestigious private schools. With enchanting established gardens, the gracious proportions begin at the slate entry hall, flowing to a lounge with open fireplace and dining room, both with access to the beautiful backyard. Immaculately presented, the expansive kitchen overlooks the meals and family room with air-conditioning. Features 3 bedrooms (master - ensuite, walk-in robe), 2 bathrooms, ducted heating, double garage and double carport. 3

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SEAFORD 207 NEPEAN HIGHWAY This quality character home has been in the family for 50 years & is positioned on an enormous hwy to creek block of approx. just under  acre. Boasting an abundance of features such as 4 living areas, jetty/creek access & boat shed.

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FLINDERS

178-180 Boyds Road

Boolaroo - the very best of coast & country. Affording a surreal and sweeping 180째 vista spanning the waters of Bass Strait and Western Port, taking in Phillip and French islands, Cape Liptrap, the Bass Ranges and beyond, Boolaroo combines 150 acres of prime grazing, a substantial 4BR home with tennis court and a second 3BR cottage. Positioned to capture panoramic views across verdant fields undulating towards the coast, the existing home offers comfortable accommodation with loads of potential to renovate or redevelop (STCA), while the second dwelling, currently leased, could potentially be utilised during the building phase.

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Fri 29th November by 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) By appointment Michael Phoenix 0408 675 361 Meg Pell 0403 161 105 43 Cook Street, Flinders 5989 0599 rtedgar.com.au


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WESTERN DISTRICT VICTORIA -- “YELLANGIP”

Macedon Ranges 65 Mollison Street Malmsbury

Situated overlooking the township is this majestic bluestone Church that has now been transformed into a home for all seasons. Soaring timber ceilings, Gothic style windows, stairs leading to original choir gallery that has been extended to incorporate a master bedroom with study and sitting room, an expansive kitchen with butler’s pantry; a focal point for the extensive downstairs entertaining area; dimensions and spaces that have evolved from the original church create this inspirational home. Two additional bedrooms, bathroom and ecclesiastical entrance complete the lower level. Extensive grounds of approximately two acres are shaded by established trees. A gracious outdoor entertaining area, orchard, vegetable garden, rainwater tanks and good shedding make this country residence a very special place. Limited only by your imagination, this property may be your perfect home or present unlimited opportunities for your new life.

Inspect Strictly By Appointment Contact Jan McColl 0400 031 905 Price $845,000

www.mccollproperty.com.au • (03) 5422 2617 • 16 Piper Street. Kyneton

COUNTRY HOUSE [ circa 1908 ] on 48 ACRES [19Ha ] approx. 2 Hours Melbourne

This century old Stately & Historic HOMESTEAD of 70 sqrs. near Darlington, features magnificent timber work – Oregon,Californian Redwood & Jarrah. Elegant grand formal rooms,bright country Kitchen,8 spacious Bedrooms & 7 Bathrooms [ previously B&B Farm stay ] Dual option central heating. Extensive Verandas & Shedding. Sited on the banks of the picturesque Redgum lined MT.EMU Creek in a delightful garden setting with mature English trees. Huge water reserve for garden & livestock. FOR SALE BY TENDER closing 19th. November 2013 at Selling Agents office. Inspections STRICTLY by appointment with Stan Lawrence 0408 526836

259 Latrobe Tce. Geelong

0408 526836 Rural, Land & Lifestyle Acreage Specialist

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Somerville

Auction

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Lot 3 75-83 Bungower Road, Somerville Set on 50 acres, approx, this fully-fenced property represents incredible value for money in an area of increasing popularity close to schools and local shops. The whole property is usable and flexible with a number of fenced paddocks, an old farmhouse, connected services and a cut driveway. Build your dream home on a significant land holding on the magnificent Mornington Peninsula. Zoned special uses 1 (MPSC) Auction 23rd November 1.00pm Terms 10% deposit balance due 30/60/90/120 Inspection Saturday 2.30 - 3.00pm Contact Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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THE HOME DIRECTORY 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

Timber Flooring O’Brien Timber Floors

Create the home of your dreams, all at prices you won’t believe. Bamboo, Laminate, Solid Timber, Engineered Timber, Waterproof Vinyl Planks. Quality product with 25 year manufacturer’s warranty. Huge range on display, installation also available. Contact: 1300 500 701 www.obrientimberfloors.com.au

Blinds Bracken Blinds & Shutters

Bracken Blinds specialises in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Visit us at our showroom or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or (03) 9882 3332 391 Camberwell Road, Camberwell www.brackenblinds.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

Landscaping

BATHROOMS Bathrooms ‘R’ Us

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

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

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.

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. Contact: Jared 0414 303 557 www.sprucelandscaping.com.au

CLUTTER RESCUE Total-E-Tailer Sold your home, renovating or wanting to get rid of unwanted goods? Clean up with my help. Let me help you sell your unwanted goods and turn it into $$. We sell used furniture, kitchens, bathrooms and home decor. Contact: 0425 329 247. simonehayman@gmail.com 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 Electrical Services

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

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

Painting Spruce Landscaping

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

Matt’s Painting & Decorating

Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Period to contemporary. Experienced porters paint applicator and specialist in wall paper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create. Contact: Matt 0418 384 620 or 9803 5102 www.mpainting.com.au

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 FLOORING BA Floors Timber floor specialists. Sanding, polishing new/old timber floors, lay timber or floating boards, non toxic coating, re-coating & staining, dust free sanding repairs, master painting & tiling. Contact: Eric on 0402 691 089 or 9848 8712. Electrical Services J.L Hutt Electrical

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

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

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SPRING 2013 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.

GARDENING Paradise Gardening

We offer maintenance programs that are tailored to your garden’s individual requirements. From initial consultation our team is focused on delivering the results that will make your garden stand out. If you want a gardener that arrives on time and cleans up after themselves look no further! Services include: Garden maintenance, full garden clean up, tree lopping and pruning, instant lawn and more. Contact: 0418 566 241. www.paradisegardening.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

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. 77 Salmon St, 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

ROOF REPLACEMENTS Camberwell Potteries Roofing

We specialise in roof replacement for residential, body corporate and community projects. Re-roofing provides a cost-effective way to transform any tiled roof with a 50 year guarantee. Call us to arrange a free no obligation quotation. Contact: 0418 321 886 or 9889 4222 www.camberwellroofing.com.au


THE HOME DIRECTORY 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

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 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

Whistler’s Plumbing Services We are a local, family run, small business with over 20 years’ experience. Specialising in Blockages, Hot Water Units, Carbon Monoxide Testing, Gas Appliances, Domestic and Commercial Plumbing. We pride ourselves in being courteous, reliable and professional. Contact: Robert 0447 801 966. robert@whistlersplumbing.com.au ROOF REPLACEMENTS Camberwell Potteries Roofing Pty Ltd We specialise in roof replacement for residential, body corporate and community projects. Re-roofing provides a cost-effective way to transform any tiled roof with a 50 year guarantee. Call us to arrange a free no obligation quotation. Contact: 0418 321 886 or 9889 4222. www.camberwellroofing.com.au

ROOFING The Roof Dentist

Here at 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

WARDROBES Almara Cabinets

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

CCTV specialist for home, retail and commercial. From HD systems to hidden cameras, DIY kits and spy gear. Friendly, professional service. In store Demos. Free quotes. Contact: Leo 9894 2778.

SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blind

Victorian Shutters & Shades

Arthur Master Painting Service

reshaping or removals. Third-generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete customer satisfaction with individual assessment. Contact: Paul 9509 4768.

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TREE DOCTOR Frank Duke Total tree care, including

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

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

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.

of your dreams, all at prices you won’t believe. Bamboo, Laminate, Solid Timber, Engineered Timber, Waterproof Vinyl Planks. Quality product with 25 year manufacturer’s warranty. Huge range on display, installation also available. Contact: 1300 500 701. www.obrientimberfloors.com.au

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

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

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TIMBER FLOORING O’Brien Timber Floors Create the home

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

Bathroom Renovations Pioneering Bathroom Designs

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

SPRING 2013 Shutters A/P Shutters & Blinds

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

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. Contact: 1300 662 838 Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne www.smarterkitchens.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

WINDOW CLEANING Cam’s Window Cleaning Services Friendly reliable service. Obligation free quotes. Domestic and commercial. Cobwebs, screens and sills included. Over 15 years servicing Melbourne. All work guaranteed. All staff are police checked. Fully insured. Credit cards accepted. Contact: Cameron: Freecall 1800 010 250 or 0419 501 025. cam@camswindowcleaning.com.au

Mirrors Giltwood.com

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

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS WINDOWS 1 We specialise in the supply and installation of replacement windows and doors - timber, aluminium or PVC. Our staff are fully qualified ensuring you of quality work. No job too small or too big. Member of MBA and HIA. To replace your old, tired, rotting windows please call us for a free, no obligation measure and quote. Contact: 9794 7913. www.windows1.net.au

CLUTTER RESCUE Total-E-Tailer

Sold your home, renovating or wanting to get rid of unwanted goods? Clean up with my help. Let me help you sell your unwanted goods and turn it into $$$$. We sell used furniture, kitchens, bathrooms and home decor. Contact me to give you a free appraisal. Contact: 0425 329 247 simonehayman@gmail.com

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BLINDS 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


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