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announce you have number two on the way and women are treated as if they are gaming the system like a micro-party senator. I am happy to say I no longer see or hear evidence of this kind at my work. It’s difficult not to feel angry and patronised by the incoherence of family policy in this country. Childcare is difficult to obtain and wickedly expensive, yet apart from a minority of workplaces, little accommodation is made for those parents who would like to be able to do most of the caring themselves and keep their employment – this despite the tedious repetition of meaningless phrases such as “workplace flexibility” by employer and employee advocates. The very savvy Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, talks about this discrimination not helping to create “strong families” and it’s a smart phrase to use, as it alludes to all the social problems that flow from stressed families, families at risk – the very problems that politicians and the media are so quick to judge and condemn, but clearly do not see themselves as having any connection to. So, how about a moratorium on all the “family values” baloney until business and government genuinely recognise, understand and support the process of how a family actually starts. \

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hen Di Wilcox works with teenage girls, she asks them to close their eyes and put their hand up if they have ever hated themselves or felt worthless or ugly. Without fail, every girl raises an arm. “It actually brings a tear to my eye because it just shows me how bad these girls feel about themselves,” Wilcox says. After she tells them they are chasing unrealistic media-driven ideals, and that they are all unique and beautiful in their own way, the relief is palpable. “Suddenly it opens their eyes to reality,” she says. “You look at the celebrities without make-up and they’re just like us.” In a world where the self-esteem of young people has never been lower, Di Wilcox offers hope. Bullied as a child for being the “smart nerdy kid”, the single mother of two has devoted her professional life to helping young people bombarded with negative messages and unrealistic role models realise that they are all equally worthy. It’s a tough ask. Girls and boys are facing unprecedented pressures at a younger and younger age. The perceived need to be thin and sexy has never been greater, amplified by the pursuit of Facebook and Instagram “likes”. At the same time, bullies have never had it easier with SMS, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at their disposal. Research suggests two in three teenagers have experienced bullying or know of someone affected by bullying or online trolling. Boys are also developing body-image issues. “Boys are more likely to start an excessive exercise regimen rather than a diet, but they also compare themselves to celebrities and their peers,” Wilcox says. “Boys also aren’t out to get skinny; they want to bulk up. Over the last 30 years the ideal male physique has gained muscle and lost body fat. They too feel the pressure to look a particular way to meet societal expectations.” As a result, young people’s self-esteem and resilience have taken a battering, with many turning to self-harm, self-loathing and even suicide attempts. It’s a far cry from when Wilcox, 38, grew up. As a teenager, bullies shoved her off the bus for the crime of topping maths tests results. But once home she had until the next day to regroup and did not let it ruin her childhood. With the internet, bullying is 24/7. “I think I am still a big kid at heart and I want kids today to have the opportunity to enjoy their childhood now as well,” Wilcox says. “We are forcing them to grow up way too fast.” Today’s preteens live in a celebrity-obsessed culture that constantly tells them they are not good enough. They get the message on TV, computers, phones, toilet doors, billboards, magazines and newspapers. As an educational facilitator, Perth-based Wilcox travels the country trying to turn this around. She holds workshops encouraging young people and other educators to think positively when it comes to body image, self-esteem, friendships and careers. She also takes inspiration from daughters Carley, 15, and Ciaan, 7, who face all the challenges she researches. Wilcox, who has worked with young people for 17 years, knows of girls Ciaan’s age with eating disorders. “I had a mother share with me that her

Mum’s the word: Di Wilcox, former teacher who now works with young people on issues such as bullying and self-esteem, with daughters Ciaan, 7, and Carley, 15. (MeDia GanG)

cover Story three-year-old didn’t like the fat bits on her bottom,” she says. “Most recently a teacher … was teaching her year 2 group about the five food groups. When she pointed to the bread group and asked the children what group this was a little girl replied, ‘That is the fat group. Mummy said if I eat too much of that I will be fat’!” Wilcox’s “Loving my reflection” workshop focuses on self-esteem and discusses negative media messages, marketing, Photoshopping and airbrushing. Participants hear real stories about girls their age with eating disorders and who are dying of a serious illness. “I want to take the girls’ focus off what is wrong with them and on what they have to be so grateful for,” Wilcox says. “We do an exercise to look at all the amazing things our body can do. I do give the girls an explanation of signs and symptoms of eating disorders and how to support friends if they see any of these.” The sessions also educate parents, who often don’t realise how their behaviour and talk influence girls and boys. Comments about children’s weight, however well intentioned, can have a profound impact, as can statements by mothers such as, “Does my bum look big in this?” “Girls quickly get the message from their mums that, in life, an emphasis must be placed on weight in order to meet societal expectations,” Wilcox says. “Fathers also have a massive influence. When a father makes it obvious that his preference is for skinny, big-busted girls in midriff tops he is sending a message to his daughter. “No matter how many times he tells his daughter that it doesn’t matter what body shape she has, if he is still picking up Playboy magazines or wolf-whistling at a particular type of girl, these are the messages their daughters are listening to from a very early age.” Wilcox says that from day one parents should praise their child’s abilities rather than looks. “Encourage your daughters to keep a gratitude journal,” she says. “My seven-year-old keeps one and writes three things in it every day that she is grateful for. “When watching television, including the advertisements, discuss what you are seeing and the reality of it. Explain to your young daughters that just because something is on television or in a magazine it doesn’t make it real or the truth.” With children feeling pressure to conform from a younger and younger age, Wilcox has written her first book, Beneath You’re Beautiful, a simple but powerful take on body image that encourages girls to treasure their childhoods. Gorgeously Illustrated by English-born artist Eve Young, the book starts a positive conversation about body image and tells girls aged from five to 12 that it is

not how they look that will make a difference but their unique abilities and care for others. Endorsed by psychologists and educational specialists, it has classroom activities for teachers and a workshop parents can do with their daughters explaining Photoshopping, listing eating disorder signs and describing how to promote physical and mental health. Parents are also reminded that they are their daughters’ main role models. With boys facing similar issues, Wilcox, a former teacher with a bachelor of social science degree in women’s and children’s studies and a diploma of education, is planning workshops and a book for them. Some are so desperate to bulk up they take steroids. “Boys are trying to fit a mould as much as girls and they feel inadequate,” she says. “They get bullied for their looks as much as girls.”

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ilcox is also ambassador for the Inside Out Program, run by prestigious Perth girls’ school Perth College, and is national ambassador for the anti-bullying organisation Angels Goal. This year she won the Momentum Forum most-inspiring-woman-of-theyear award. Next year she will present workshops at schools in Singapore and London. Wilcox is happy to travel to Melbourne for workshops and will launch Beneath You’re Beautiful at the Metro Gallery in Armadale on November 17 from 2-4pm. Her work has clearly struck a chord, with a big crowd expected. Self-esteem is a huge issue and more schools are developing programs to boost it. Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School recently held a wellness week to boost protective factors such as connectedness and resilience. It also has a core pastoral-care program. The week had daily themes of resilience, communication, fun and celebration, thoughtfulness and gratitude and relationships. In every class, staff and students completed activities based on those themes. Students recorded their thoughts, joined concerts, games and lunchtime activities, made friendship pledges and entered a photography competition. On Wacky Wednesday staff and students dressed up and had a kids’ birthday party with pass-the-parcel and piñatas. The school’s head of counselling, Dr Bridget McPherson, said the week was a phenomenal success in promoting awareness, resilience and an understanding of students’ own well-being and that of others. Parents also attended a preventative seminar. Wilcox wants to see more such programs for girls and boys as the problems they face are universal. She says parents also need to be educated about their crucial role in developing resilience through love and discipline. “I’ve had mothers who say, ‘But I’m trying to be her friend so she’ll listen to me’,” says Wilcox. “We do need to go back a little bit to those traditional beliefs and values. Once we do teach that I do believe we’ll see a change.” After workshop participants admit their self-loathing, Wilcox reassures them that they are not alone and asks them to pen positive comments about each other on a poster. By the end of the session they feel much better about themselves. “It’s all about embracing who you are and being the best version of you,” Wilcox says. “There is hope.” \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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t’s the morning after Halloween, and my six-year-old has just gone off to school after eating lollies for breakfast. When I offered her normal food she said she wasn’t hungry, and then I noticed a ring of chocolate around her lips and a trail of Fantail wrappers leading from her bedroom to the kitchen. Too much of the hard stuff, babe? I asked. She smiled, yawned, and went to throw a ball at the dog. Right now she’s probably dozing on the carpet in the middle of her classroom. i think I’m not entirely convinced she wasn’t feeding half of we’ve all her booty to the dog, because he’s farting up a storm. had enough Has anyone actually heard a dog let off? It’s bizarre, a sound not at all like the kind of air-expulsion noises of her kind you hear from humans, it’s much more tuneful, like their behind is singing for Eurovision. Plus, he looks embarrassed about it, which is understandable given his bum sounds like a tweety-bird. How much is too much for a dog? When its bottom starts to sing, I’d say. And all this while I’m checking Facebook, and again thinking about that question. Indeed, how much is too much on social media? Some like to share three or four times a day and really stupid stuff, the most annoying being affirmations in Helvetica about the meaning of life and what a good friend they are unless you cross them, and press “like” if you like them, which of course you have to do because you don’t want to cross them. If you’re over 40 and still use Facebook to remind yourself how popular you are, or to get attention, I think you need to get off. I can excuse occasional bursts of narcissistic posting, but only if your kids have a birthday or you’re on an awesome holiday, but I draw the line at photos of the cake you’ve made

for the office and announcing when you’re coming down with a cold. In a perfect world, a Facebook newsfeed should be limited to valuable insights on geopolitical issues and top 10 compilations, preferably weird family pictures and goats that sound like humans. Leave the everyday minutiae and photo collages of drunken nights out to the high-school kids. Like Ja’mie, who I actually really do think is too much. I get that that’s the whole point, and Chris Lilley is a genius, of course, but his muse is creeping me out. She’s so deluded and vain I’m worried real kids will start to copy her, or worse, she is actually a parody of real kids. What will become of all of us if either is true? Mine may be able to get away with eating lollies for breakfast, but they’re not allowed to watch this show. Ja’mie bites her dad to get what she wants, for heaven’s sake. I think we’ve all had enough of her kind, including Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and the Kardashians, who really are just silly television constructs posing as people. My friend was just telling me how shocked she was to see all these 12-year-olds walking the streets like sexy little vamps for Halloween, and it’s not hard to work out who their role models are. Call me old fashioned, but is it impossible for female artists to make a video clip in anything other than their undies any more? Even Beyonce did it in a Brunswick backstreet no less, and she’s a mother, and it’s Melbourne. It’s cold. Sometimes too little is actually too much. Or did you just forget your slacks, Bey? \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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lemington’s spring racing carnival lured Generation Y’s biggest fashion names this year. From English It girl Poppy Delevingne at Lavazza to the VRC’s style guest, Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha, and America’s Kate Upton at Emirates, it was all about luring those with huge Twitter followings guaranteed to generate a frenzy on social media. Add to this a face from the past, ’90s supermodel Naomi Campbell, and model Tyson Beckford (best known for his work with Ralph Lauren Polo) and it was evident this was the year for model behaviour. Crowned the face of Louis Vuitton for pre-autumn 2012-13, international model Poppy Delevingne wore a J’Aton lace cut-out frock and a Dolce & Gabbana headpiece on Derby day. Her mum is a personal shopper at Selfridges, her younger sister Cara the famous supermodel, and her father earns big bucks from property development. She once lived with actor and friend Sienna Miller in Manhattan’s Soho district and is busy in Los Angeles trying to make it as an actor. “I’ve spent most of the year trying to get into TV pilots and auditioning in LA,” says the beaming 27-year-old Delevingne. “I am more than a model and if people think I’m advantaged because of my background, I’d say that is rubbish. “I am working hard and doing it the way anyone trying to get in this industry is. Endless auditions that often leave you & a bit disappointed. I walk past 20 girls who in kl an bu d dy Fr look just like me as I arrive to auditions and el l pb m Ca ta n je si another 20 who look just like me when I leave.” Naomi Campbell looked beautiful in a

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ichael Edwards could easily be the original international man of mystery. We would be lost without his pioneering work in the world of perfumery. Whenever we uttter words such as orientals, floral or fruity when describing scents, Edwards is the man we need to thank. Celebrated everywhere in the industry, he is often heralded as the fragrance expert’s expert. Yet in person he comes across as reserved, shy and humble. “My job is to celebrate the perfumes and their makers,” he says. “It is never about me or what I do”. Indeed for all his industry fame and nous, Edwards is virtually unknown outside the world of scents. His Fragrances of The World is the industry bible. His fragrance wheel revolutionised how fragrances are bought and sold. But who is this man around whom even revered perfumers become giggling groupies? His journey into the secretive world of fragrances came about by a rather circuitous route. Born in a remote African colony at the time called Nyasaland, now Malawi, he was, like many English children of his generation, sent to boarding school in England. Later as a boarder at a Jesuit college in Salisbury (now Harare) in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), he flirted with biochemistry studies before deciding that marketing sounded so much more interesting. Back in London he stumbled upon perfumes. “I came up from fast-moving consumer goods, not prestige marketing. In the 1960s, we started to realise

that if we changed the fragrance of, say, a shampoo, we could actually influence people’s perception of its performance,” he says. The seed was planted but it was not until 1975 that his passion took root at a workshop at Firmenich, the world’s second-largest flavours and perfume company. “For the first time I was exposed to the idea of perfume families,’’ Edwards says. “They had a nose map called the Bouquet de la Parfumerie. I probably understood less than 5 per cent but I began to understand the different families. It was very complicated and technical – it really was for perfumers, valuators or technicians.” Soon after this, Edwards landed in his first prestige marketing post at the American house Halston. When Firmenich ceased publishing its guide in 1978, the company gave Edwards its blessing to reproduce it and make it more user-friendly. “It worked,” says Edwards. “Perfumes that were sitting quietly on the shelves suddenly started to come alive.” In 1983 he moved to Australia for a short assignment but ended up making it his base. It was here that he perfected his Fragrances of the World and began training sales consultants and industry executives to better understand fragrances. During the next decade the idea of a fragrance wheel germinated. “Perfumers have linear classifications – floral lines, oriental lines, etc. and there seemed to be no relation between the scents,’’ he says. “I was trying to help people understand that if you take flowers and add this you create something, and when you add that you get something else. That is how it evolved, firstly from a fan and into its final shape.’’ Edwards says natural ingredients bore him, but quickly redeems himself by saying: “For me a great perfume is a body of fine naturals and skeleton of innovative synthetics. The genius of modern perfumery

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t’s a brave individual who stands in the way of Tania de Jong. Or who doubts her. She was doubted as a young teenager by a friend, and the fact she remembers so clearly what happened can only suggest it motivated her or, at least, stayed in her head for 30 years, for productive use later. “My best girlfriend started having singing lessons,” she says. “One night I went round to her place and said, ‘Could you teach me a song you’ve been learning?’ We sang this song two or three times. She said, ‘You should not bother having singing lessons, you’re not good enough’. I was 14. I felt terrible. And I believed her. As children we believe what we’re told. “In year 11, I auditioned for the chorus of Oklahoma! and to my amazement I got the lead role, and my friend didn’t get in the chorus. I was 17. Then I started to have singing lessons. It taught me that you’ve got to follow your passion. “Still there was the little voice going, ‘I’m not good enough’. As the years went on there were various people who said I’d never make it past the chorus, that I should focus on my law career. This is the story of many great singers. If you look at Caruso or Domingo, they were told they shouldn’t bother singing. We silence people’s voices. I guess my mantra in life is to inspire people to find their voice.” De Jong did find her voice. She has sung with the Victoria State Opera and has performed in more than 40 countries

nothing, I am the luckiest person in the world’.” The charity is funded through a mix of philanthropists, corporates and sometimes federal and state government (“It costs quite a bit to fund these choirs because we have professional conductors”). It partners with other non-profits – employment agencies, charities, and welfare and migrant agencies, as well as organisations looking after people with illness or disabilities. The choirs perform locally, regularly and each year they put on a big concert. This year’s was at the Melbourne Town Hall in September. “It was amazing, very moving,” says de Jong. “It’s not just about singing, it’s about way more than singing. It’s about social inclusion, skills, mentoring, employment, people helping each other and building these bridges of understanding between us.” Some of the inspirational songs the choir sang were What a Wonderful World, That’s What Friends are For, We are the World and Lean on Me. De Jong reflects on one of the participants, Nathalie from Cameroon, who had seen her sister massacred in that country. “Nathalie came to Australia to start a new life, brought up her own two kids as well as her sister’s child,” de Jong says. “She joined our program via the Brotherhood of St Laurence. She was very down and out when she joined. We helped give her love and support and organised job interviews. She got a job with ANZ bank in the accounting area.

“there is no sense building walls between people. we have to build bridges of understanding” with her singing ensemble Pot-Pourri and as a soloist. But the other voice she found was as what you might call a “social entrepreneur”. This second career began in 1987, and was sparked after de Jong performed with Pot-Pourri at several disadvantaged schools. Since then she has created an array of programs to bring people together, many through singing. In 2008, de Jong was recognised for her social entrepreneurship activities with a Member of the Order of Australia for her work with The Song Room, a non-profit group that takes performing arts to disadvantaged children. She also created Music Theatre Australia, an entertainment and event production company, representing more than 2000 acts from classical musicians to stand-up comedians. Her creation Creativity Australia, a non-profit charity, through its With One Voice choir, brings together migrants, the unemployed and those with disabilities and disadvantage, as well as CEOs, retirees and students. “These choirs are all about social inclusion,” says de Jong. “We bring together CEOs and executives with asylum seekers, job seekers, people with depression or disability. It’s like a home, a hub, where people come each week and feel safe.” She remembers a young girl, Beth, who has cerebral palsy and would be brought each Tuesday to the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins to sing in the choir. “When she joined the choir program she was 21,” de Jong says. “She came with her carer each week. After four or five weeks, she said, ‘I’m going to do this as an independent activity. I’m going to come in a maxi taxi on my own and people will meet me and feed me and I’ll be back in the taxi at the end of the night’. “She doesn’t necessarily sing in tune or in time, but she is the life of the play. You can be having the most grumpy day on a Tuesday and you see Beth there and she’s so happy to be there – it’s the highlight of her week. I pinch myself each week and go, ‘Tania, your problems are 16 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

“There are so many stories like that. We’ve helped more than 80 people get jobs and 150 get skills and mentoring opportunities, and more than 200 people get access to health and well-being like going to the dentist, whatever they need. People don’t realise how hard some people find it to access services that we take for granted.” “To see people fulfil their potential and find their voice … I don’t just mean their singing voice, I mean their meaning and purpose in life.” De Jong also works with corporations to “break down barriers within the organisation” and try to “connect to the right side of the brain – most of my work is about that,” she says. “Most of the time we spend using the left side of our brain – analytical, logical. Getting people into the creative possibilities and the world of imagination is fundamental because that’s what breaks down barriers. “I do a lot of creative leadership and innovation workshops to transport them to their right brain ‘can do’ head space instead of, ‘Oh, this won’t work’. And they get into analysis paralysis, fear of failure. This is about moving them away into ‘can do’. The biggest problem we have in Australia around innovation is fear of failure. We are a very risk-averse culture.” In 2010, she founded Creative Innovation Global, regarded as the leading future-shaping innovation conference in Australasia. This year’s conference, which will be staged in Melbourne this month, will bring together environmentalists, educators and futurists from China, India, South Africa, the Czech Republic and Australia. De Jong was born in Holland and came to Australia when she was one, growing up in Glen Iris and attending Korowa Girls’ School. She always wanted to be a singer. “I thought I had a strong voice, singing in assembly,” she says. “It felt good.” She never took her privileged life for granted, mainly because of the experiences of her family in the Holocaust,

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which, she says, shaped her social conscience. Her grandfather Karl Duldig was an acclaimed sculptor and her grandmother Slawa, a painter. They lived in Vienna. Slawa is the inventor of the first foldable umbrella called “The Flirt”, which is still manufactured today in the same factory. It was patented in 1929. In the late 1930s, her grandfather bribed a border guard by sculpting his bust to escape from Vienna to Switzerland with de Jong’s mother, who was a month old. “Most of the rest of the family were not so lucky,” she says. Three of her grandfather’s brothers died in the Holocaust. Karl and Slawa made it to Switzerland, where they were contacted by German authorities. “They said, ‘We believe you have the patent for the foldable umbrella,’ and they offered to buy it from her. Being uprooted, not knowing where they were going and with a little baby, she had no choice but to sell the patent. She never saw another cent.” She says the family has kept the prototypes and Slawa’s working notes at their former home in East Malvern, which is now a gallery and house museum called the Duldig Studio. “It’s a treasure. All the work of my grandparents, the prototype of the umbrella. Very historical.”

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arl and Slawa arrived in Australia in 1940 and were taken to an internment camp at Tatura in northern Victoria, before eventually settling in East Malvern. “It was very hard to make a living as an artist so they became art teachers,” de Jong says. They taught at St Catherine’s and at Mentone Grammar. “I was with my grandfather when he died, in Cabrini,” she says. “I was singing to him, barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann.” Interestingly – for someone who says the Holocaust is “in my DNA” – for many years de Jong put it out of her mind. What happened to her family and, of course, millions of others, triggered a distrust of religion. “Anything to do with the Holocaust I’d avoid,” she says. “It was one of the things that made me turn away from religion. But in the past 10 years I’ve started to talk about it more. “I’ve never been into religion. I believe we’re all connected. For me religion is what killed half my family. It has created incredible divisions and it separates us instead of bringing us together as a human race to solve our global challenges together. I don’t like religion in that sense, but I believe in community and I believe in connection and spirit.” Her early experiences at school might have forged a sense of fairness and kindness. “I was bullied at school. I was a high achiever, there was jealousy, I was different. And now these people who bullied me are trying to befriend me on Facebook. It’s like, ‘Do you guys not remember?’” The mention of Facebook prompts this: “We’re living in a world where everyone has thousands of friends but what about connections? That’s what we’re trying to create. All of my work is about breaking down barriers.” De Jong, who says she is “in her 40s” and lives in Glen Iris, has a partner who lives in Sydney. She has no children. “In many ways all these projects are like my kids.” She loves reading, cooking, yoga, travel and the ocean. She swims and boogie boards in Byron Bay and Lorne. In her public speaking, de Jong talks a lot about “leadership and creativity and diversity and communities”. She says, “There is no sense in building walls between people. We have to build bridges of understanding. Diversity is brilliant. It’s essential to innovation. We can’t all be the same and why would we want to be? ” But she sees resistance to this. “People are scared of diversity. We’re still a pretty intolerant society. When I hear the stories from the people in the choirs I know first-hand what discrimination people are going through.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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Ring tones profile \ Under Daniel Sumegi’s serious operatic façade lurks a fun-loving Aussie nipper, writes PAtriciA MAUnDer

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t seems Daniel Sumegi was born to play opera’s most that they did an annual school musical,” Sumegi says, imposing characters. Even as a child he was cast as his deep, firm voice demanding attention. By age 16 he the high priest in a primary-school production of wanted more, and auditioned for local musical societies. Jesus Christ Superstar. Decades later, as he steps into “I was cast in the chorus of something,” he says, the Metropolitan Opera’s foyer in New York, no effort “which affronted me because I was a principal artist is required to imagine him as an intimidating high in the high school musical [more chuckles], but I priest or frightening villain. realised that I had to do better so I got a teacher Tall, solidly built, with luxurious dark hair and it was quickly apparent to her that I had an “i like and a neat beard, he also has a distinct air of opera voice.” potty confidence. Not far into our conversation, it is humour and Singing became “a completely blinkered apparent this confidence is no mere aura. passion” and in opera he found an art form truck-driver that “encompassed everything that I liked … We meet in Manhattan, Sumegi’s home mouth’’ for the past 20 years, ahead of his Melbourne it wasn’t Oklahoma! and there wasn’t any tap performances in the Ring, Wagner’s four-opera dancing, but there was singing and there was saga of Norse gods, giants and dwarves. It will be fabulous scenery and wonderful orchestral music and the third Ring of 2013 for this renowned bass-baritone, a chorus. When it’s good it doesn’t get better – it really who spends eight to 10 months on the road each year, doesn’t get better.” including an Australian engagement or two. His interest in academic achievement was not nearly Sumegi is living a life his juvenile self could not have so intense. Mediocre results meant the only Sydney imagined. The son of a Hungarian-Jewish refugee, he Conservatorium of Music course open to him was a was a typical Bondi Beach boy who “grew up in the teaching diploma, but he didn’t apply himself and soon water doing Nippers [junior lifesaving], swimming at left. Nevertheless, as a 19-year-old he earned his first the beach and peeing in the rock pool like all little kids’’, singing fee and was a full-time professional at 23. By he says, chuckling. But an enthusiasm for musicals 1989, aged 24, he had built an education fund through escalated after that primary-school experience, which singing engagements and competitions, and headed he regards as his first big performance. overseas “for an exploratory visit of what it was I wanted “When I got to high school I discovered to my joy to do”.


Above: Animal props for Opera Australia’s Ring. (AidAn COrrigAn)

Right: daniel Sumegi, second from left, in the rehearsal room. (Jeff BuSBy)

Sumegi grasped every opportunity that came his way. “Most people, sadly, are driven in life by fear. That’s never been me. I’m not afraid of anything,” he says, then pauses. “I’m afraid of one thing … unemployment. That’s driven by my family background.” Unemployment seems an unlikely prospect for this singer who is regularly engaged by the world’s leading companies. Even so, the man whose confidence is borderline intimidating sometimes has doubts. This dichotomy is a common challenge for opera singers who, as performers, “have to be open and vulnerable”. “Yet to do the career that that happens in, you have to have skin like an elephant’s hide,” he says. A tepid audience response to a performance he is pleased with

can ruin his night. “You go home … and over analyse what went wrong, even though you think it was great.” As for bad reviews, they can be “very damaging” professionally – despite his observation that reviewers are sometimes asleep during performances, drunk or, bizarrely, not even in attendance. It’s fortunate for certain reviewers that Sumegi casts off his characters when exiting the theatre, as he usually plays bad guys. In Melbourne’s Ring cycle, the first to be presented by Opera Australia, he interprets Hagen, a murderous warrior, and the implacable giant, Fasolt. Opportunities to tackle comic roles are rare but cherished, and in real life he’s funny, Sumegi asserts. “Well, when I’m not being serious I’m

funny,” he says laughing. He likes to laugh, and is particularly drawn to irreverent comedians such as Joan Rivers and Kathy Griffin. “Foul-mouthed people,” he says. “I love that; I like potty humour [and] truck-driver mouth.” Sumegi is delighted that this self-revelation will likely surprise those who don’t know him personally. He may be a serious, imposing figure as he struts the world’s stages and streets, but that cheeky boy from Bondi Beach is eager to reveal himself given half a chance. \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au » Daniel Sumegi performs in Das Rheingold and Götterdämmerung, State Theatre, November 15 to December 13. www.melbourneringcycle.com.au

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radio \ Triple R’s program manager Chris Hatzis tells myke baRTleTT why radio won’t die

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t seems Chris Hatzis has a gift for romanticising the thoroughly unromantic. “I was licking envelopes,” he tells me, as we sit down at Triple R’s Brunswick headquarters. “Funnily enough, that was really exciting.” Hatzis is Triple R’s latest top dog. He’s also an old dog, armed with a few new tricks. This is the third time he’s been new kid on the block at the community station, having first walked through the door as a keen, green, teen volunteer way back in 1981. For 14 years he hosted The Breakfasters – a show he helped create – and, after moving on in 1998, briefly returned a decade later. In the meantime, he forged a career in commercial radio and he has recently returned from a five-year stint working in New York. Hatzis seems pleased to be back where it all began. “Commercial radio paid the bills,” he says. “But my heart wasn’t really in it.” Is it still the same station he first walked into? “It doesn’t feel like the same place at all. There’s a couple of old heads like me still around but it’s all new.” A gift for regeneration might just be the secret to Triple R’s ongoing success. Since its founding in 1976, the station has provided a launchpad for new talent. Past stars can be found scattered across TV schedules, talkback radio and Triples M and J. Fran Kelly, Wil Anderson and Dave Hughes, to name but three, all got their first big break here. It’s fair to surmise each took their turn licking a few envelopes. Hatzis says odd-jobbing around the office remains a reliable route to an on-air gig. He himself was filing, dusting and making coffees for four months before he was offered his first show. Like many broadcasters, Hatzis first met the listening

public as host of the graveyard slot. “I’d love to do one Oddly, not trying to win an audience has proved again,” he tells me. “You can do pretty much whatever rewarding for the station. Since its inception, the you want.” broadcaster has displayed I wonder if Hatzis is again romanticising things. After twin, contradictory skills for flirting with and all, it’s not exactly a prized slot and graveyard listeners overcoming disaster. are known for being a touch more, uh, interactive than Racked by financial difficulties throughout the their daytime counterparts. 1980s, the station then rejected lucrative sponsorship “Oh yeah, people were constantly ringing up, pretty deals with Ford and a venue based in Crown Casino, much telling me not to play the sort of things I was following objections from listeners. playing. I remember getting one threat from a Instead, the station came to rely more heavily guy who insisted that I play the entire Rory on its listeners for its survival. Twenty years “there’s Gallagher 1972-74 live album. And if I didn’t, later, the broadcaster – Australia’s oldest still magic he would come over and make sure that I did. independent radio station – isn’t just That kind of freaked me out.” surviving, but thriving. in voice Still, Triple R has thrived on a close This year’s Radiothon was its most coming out relationship with its listeners. This is, after lucrative yet. of a box” all, a station that prides itself on representing Triple R has survived a shift from analogue to Melbourne in all its diversity. digital, several changes of premises and the slump Over the years, its programs have become an integral in audiences being experienced worldwide by broadcast part of the city’s cultural life. Hatzis says it’s to the media. broadcaster’s credit that there’s no such thing as a Over the past few years, the station has diversified typical Triple R listener. its activities, bolstering its online content and opening “When Triple R was going through its formative a performance space in which audiences can watch years, there was a conscious decision not to appeal to simulcast gigs. Hatzis says his time in New York showed any particular kind of person. I think it’s impossible that him that the station’s financial model is envied around anybody’s going to like everything on the station.” the globe. While Triple M is shamelessly mass-market and For now, he remains confident about Triple R’s future. Triple J woos the indie kids, Triple R is a work of “There’s always the notion is radio dying. The stubborn passion. There are no set playlists. Presenters technology will change, but there’s still magic in a voice play music they love and are desperate to share. coming out of a little box, telling you about Hatzis says sharing music remains the biggest thrill. new records.” \ mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au “To this day, it’s a really magical feeling. If there was one person who listened, that was all that mattered. If Listen » 102.7 FM. Live streaming at www.rrr.org.au more than one person likes it, great.”

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THE MAGIC MAKERS entertainment \ LORETTA HALL meets the men who are bringing Christmas dreams to life

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Here’s the drill: Jordan Gasser, the third generation of his family in the industry, hard at it in an elf’s workshop. (Chris hopkins)

ndustrious elves in high-vis vests are working around the clock to bring a wonderland of snow, tinsel and fairy lights to an otherwise unremarkable patch of Burnley. They have erected a big top, and an even bigger top, in parkland off Swan Street and within they are bringing to life Gingerbread Land, Toy Land and a Wonderland where snow falls while Melbourne simmers in summer. For those 100,000 believers who experienced the magic of the inaugural Santa’s Magical Kingdom at Burnley last year, the transformation is truly a sign Christmas is fast approaching. Site boss Keith Brown is one to get his hands dirty – and his nose glittery – as he refers to his spec sheets and leads his team of 60 in setting up quaint Toy Land houses, Christmas trees with polystyrene lollipops and amusement rides to suit all ages. Trucks back in to the biggest tent to unload rides that include a miniature train for Gingerbread Land and a faster whirling ride for stronger constitutions. Meanwhile, reindeer in hibernation from last Christmas, are freed from bubble wrap and sparkly baubles and bows in hundreds of carefully packed boxes are unwrapped. Brown needed a team of 27 and a crane to erect an 11-metre Christmas tree that he says is bigger and better

than last year’s specimen. Last night’s pizza boxes and an empty slab of soft drink back up his claim that the elves were working until 11pm to finish the project. “Each silver bow had to be fluffed up, each mirror ball had to be polished and the many thousands of lights had to be twisted into the branches,” Brown says. Entry to Santa’s Magical Kingdom also includes a

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Show time: Keith Brown leads his team in setting up some of the attractions. (Chris hopKins)

session at a Christmas-themed Silvers Circus, which is in the adjoining 1000-seat tent. Brown, 48, began a career of events in tents with Silvers. “I was the boy who ran away from home to join the circus at the age of 14,” he says. “My parents told me, ‘If you get a job you can leave school’. When the circus came to my town (Adelaide) I joined it.

“My mother couldn’t believe it, she thought it was a joke when I came home and told her I got a job and I was leaving for Perth on the weekend.” Brown’s family was involved in horse racing and his first job with Silvers was training 22 horses and grooming them with plumes for show time in the big ring. On joining Silvers he met another teenager, Tony Gasser, son of Silvers Circus founders Anton and Anna Gasser, and they became friends. They still are, and are also business partners now that Gasser has retired from the trapeze and lion taming to design and hire marquees and tents. The 45 x 65-metre tent that houses Santa’s Magical Kingdom is one of Gasser’s tents, and it was also used for Big Day Out and John Farnham’s Last Time Tour. Brown’s specialty is hiring out characters in costumes for all manner of events through his business Showtime Attractions. He has Bugs Bunny and Shrek on staff, and his company has been training bearded men in red suits to be jolly for the past 25 years. “We’ve got the pick of the best for our show,” he says. “You’ve got to find the right person to be a Snowman or a Polar Bear and be cheerful and bring that character to life.” Brown and Gasser decided to combine their business specialties “to put on something that is ‘Wow!’ It took a good two to three years to get it right and a lot of financial investment as well,” Brown says. They went to the US to see travelling themed shows and brought the idea home. “Our understanding is this is the only one in Australia that is a travelling Christmas spectacular. Our problem is we have never travelled with it. Lots of people have approached us to go to other states with it, and some Asian countries, too.” Gasser’s son Jordan, 12, is on site with a drill and work boots. He’s working on the Toy Land buildings and the vast flooring, part of which will be painted to look like cobblestones in the Wonderland snow exhibit

that Brown says is four times larger than last year’s. Jordan is home-schooled but came to work with his dad for the day. Brown’s son Oliver, 11, likes to help with construction, too, but he’s at school. “One thing you find within our industry and our [circus] family is it’s very important that we teach our children the ropes,” Brown says. “We need somebody to take over from us. If we don’t teach them we are in trouble, it’s the same with every family business.” Brown quit the travelling life of a circus worker to settle his family in Frankston South four years ago. The elaborate Christmas lights display on his house and in the garden causes traffic jams this time of year. Brown’s daughter Teagan is 14, the same age he was when he ran away to join the circus. He’s encouraging her to continue with her schooling but he’s emphatic a travelling life is a great education, too. \ lhall@theweeklyreview.com.au » Santa’s Magical Kingdom, opens November 15 to December 23, Burnley Oval, Swan Street, Burnley. www.santasmagicalkingdom.com.au

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Books \ CORRIE PERKIN PRESENTS THE BEST OF THE SUMMER RELEASES. THIS WEEK: COOKBOOKS

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ix weeks until Christmas and, for many of us, a summer beach holiday is just around the corner. If that’s not enough to prompt a visit to your nearest bookshop, think about: books as Christmas stocking fillers, end-of-year gifts for teachers, summer’s inevitable rush of birthday parties, thank-you-for-having-me gifts, rewards for children who have completed a successful school year, and time out to sit on a deck chair, in your garden, with a cuppa and a good book. Over the next few weeks we will examine the best of the new titles, and present our suggestions. This week: cookbooks. We kick off with national food icon Maggie Beer’s new offering, Maggie’s Christmas. Forget the Christmas concept for a moment and whether that sits comfortably in your philosophical camp; this gorgeous hardcover book is actually a love letter to summer, its bountiful supply of fruits and vegetables, and the opportunities available to share meals outdoors. It is the perfect cookbook for this time of year in Australia. As Maggie writes: “From my earliest memories, it’s always been about celebrating the season and the pleasures of a bountiful table with family and friends.’’ Maggie’s Christmas is divided into a chronological order of the Beer family’s December-January rituals. Chapter one, crabbing at Port Parham, takes us to the Beer family’s South Australian seaside shack and introduces us to the tradition of catching and cooking crab. The recipes are mouth-watering: white gazpacho with blue swimmer crab, pasta with crab and roasted smoked tomatoes, and Maggie’s version of crab cakes, to name three. December unfolds with pre-Christmas drinks (the perfect chapter for anyone seeking pass-around platter inspiration), Christmas carols buffet for the choir, Christmas Eve supper, then the big day itself. The final chapters address Boxing Day’s

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leftovers, New Year’s Eve ideas, and my favourite chapter, food for the beach house. Sydney chef Justin North trades his famous commercial kitchen for his private domestic space in Family Cooking. The father of small children, North reminds us you don’t have to be a professional chef to plate up a beautiful piece of salmon or a piece of rib-eye. Beware, though: some of his recipes do require above-average culinary skills. They are certainly worth the effort, however, and your family will love you all the more for the treats you present. New Melbourne publishing house Story Matters Most honours Chin Chin restaurant, its chef Benjamin Cooper, owner Chris Lucas and his team, with Chin Chin: The Book. “My first impressions of Chin Chin, soon after its opening, were that it disrupted the status quo, as all great cultural endeavours should,’’ writes Melbourne Theatre Company artistic director Brett Sheehy in his foreword. This book – one of our favourites among the new releases – reflects those wonderful disruptions, and is a must-buy for anyone who agrees with Cooper’s sentiment, “I cook Asian food because it’s vibrant, colourful, and has a real energy’’. Luke Nguyen’s The Food of Vietnam is also highly recommended for Asian cuisine specialists. Publisher Hardie Grant and SBS, Nguyen’s television boss, have teamed to produce a coffee-table book that celebrates their chef’s heritage, and also the profound impact Vietnamese food has had on Australia’s food character. The book is divided into Vietnam’s geographic regions and their special dishes: from the opening chapter, Saigon and the south, to the final mountain people. It is the ideal gift for anyone who loves to travel, or who has been to Vietnam and is seeking a worthy memento of their trip.

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More travels with my chef – this time, Melbourne chef presents, in book form, the vision he and wife Severine Guy Grossi takes us through the regions of Italy and reveals, had when they moved from Sydney to country Tasmania in each chapter, each area’s famous dishes and their talented several years ago with plans to convert an old schoolhouse cooks. More than 540 pages, Love Italy is a monster of a book. into a sustainable farm-based cooking school. The book’s And beautiful. Congratulations to Grossi, photographer introduction tracks their journey, then the cookbook unfolds Mark Chew and the Lantern team for creating a truly in four season-based chapters. The accompanying photos memorable collection. of farm life and the cooking school in action, plus the perfect quality images of Rodney’s dishes, gently lure the Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returns with the latest addition to his River Cottage stable. River reader into the whole agrarian kitchen way of life. cookbook Cottage Fruit Everyday! celebrates fruits and their We also love the seasonal spin on the recipes for this time culinary potential. Hugh starts with summer – wild greens and prosciutto omelet (spring), of year berries and currants (“Punching juicily above their plank-grilled striped trumpeter with chargrilled diminutive weight, berries and currants are luscious capsicum and anchovy, and fried morello cherry pies generous fruits, rich in vitamins and antioxidants’’), (summer), potato gnocchi with braised goat (autumn), moves through stone fruits, apples, figs and melons, tropical pork and truffle sausage with truffled mash, and quince syrup fruits, and citrus fruits, and provides readers with a raft of dumplings (winter). delicious suggestions on how fruit can be prepared, cooked Happy reading – and happy eating. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au and plated up. (Two recipes we’d love to try this summer: peaches and To read more reviews cream with meringue and pistachios, and damson ice-cream.) www.theweeklyreview.com.au/books Closer to home, Rodney Dunn’s The Agrarian Kitchen

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and the collars needed separate washing so she had a collar laundering agency. And she was very careful with management of money and stock,” says Stewart. “But during the war it was difficult and my grandmother told a story that when the war was announced she thought, ‘We’ve just managed to get through a depression, I can’t do a war!’ But she did.” Stewart’s father remembers growing up above the shop with his bedroom on the front balcony overlooking High Street. “He’d look across to the cinema to see what movie was playing. It was an open balcony so it was chilly in winter and he’d ask my grandmother when they were going to live in a house that didn’t have a shop underneath,” says Stewart. “After the war my grandmother saved enough to put a deposit on a house in East Kew. But dad had good memories growing up on High Street. He and his friends followed the baker’s cart with a sack to scoop up the horse poo and sell it!” Robert Francis joined Anne in the business in 1948 after considering the priesthood. “When he realised the priesthood wasn’t for him, the business was the logical step,” says Stewart. “When my mother inherited a block of land from her uncle, she and my father sold it and used the money to fund the purchase of school uniforms. That was the biggest evolution in the 1960s. Detachable collars had gone so my father considered what else could bring people into the store: school uniforms.” Robert Francis initially provided uniforms for two local private schools. Today, while the shop still stocks an extensive range of formal and casual menswear, including brands such as Blazer and Tommy Hilfiger, school uniform supply is 80 per cent of the business. There are up to 100 staff at the Kew shop, Preston warehouse and at on-campus shops in schools in

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Sydney, Canberra, Tasmania and regional Victoria. In the 1960s, the shop moved a few doors along to larger premises. Today the business incorporates that shop, the original premises and the shops in between. Like his father, Stewart also wasn’t certain he’d take over the family business and he, too, considered the priesthood. “But I’m a relatively shy person and public life wasn’t for me,” says Stewart. He then spent a year backpacking around Europe and returned home in 1991. “I needed a job and I was broke. So I joined the business and I had to find a new direction,” says Stewart. “Doing something just to make money wasn’t enough. I had to do something more and so we sponsor a few charities including the MacKillop Family Services and Friday Night School – a program where people tutor kids from high-rise flats and which provides educational scholarships.” His younger brother, Francis, joined the business in

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ach year, Camberwell Grammar School teacher Rob French donates a $500 scholarship to help with the education costs of a student, from a refugee background, at Dandenong High School. French and his wife, Lucinda Malgas, feel strongly about social justice and also sponsor children overseas. But they don’t do it because they have privileged backgrounds and want to help those “on the other side of the tracks”. Now 44, French grew up in working-class Dandenong, and Malgas is a South African whose family experienced apartheid and left for a better life. Their lives have certainly changed since, but neither has forgotten their roots. “Social justice issues have always been really important to me,” French says as he sits in his spacious office at one of Melbourne’s most prestigious boys’ schools. “Most kids that I teach are incredibly generous, and their parents are as well.” Since becoming a teacher, this dedicated professional has maintained a passion – to help those less fortunate – that developed while he was growing up in a multicultural and working-class environment. When French attended Dandenong North Primary School in the 1970s, the migrant population was largely Greek, Italian, and Yugoslav (now Serbian and Croatian). Asians, including Vietnamese and Cambodian refugees, started arriving in the late 1970s and 1980s. French’s father, Ray, worked in advertising before becoming a tennis coach. His mother, Lesley, was a nurse who retrained as a teacher and taught English to migrants at Dandenong TAFE before starting her own business. They separated when French was 11, and he and his sister, Jane, 45, now a psychologist, stayed with their mother in Dandenong. When he started at Dandenong High School in 1981, Vietnamese boat people had begun settling in the area. His friends included a Vietnamese boy called Quong, who arrived by boat with his large family. “He was the oldest of eight,” French says. “It would have been very challenging and, as I look back now, I can’t begin to imagine what they went through. I saw them as incredibly vulnerable people that had been through hellish circumstances. Despite that, they were mostly generous, warm-hearted and caring.” Despite the usual lack of resources at a working-class government school, Dandenong High’s teachers were dedicated and resourceful. “There were a lot of great people there and I loved my school days,” French says. “Most of us came from very functional families and it was generally a really happy place. There was just some underlying angst, especially directed at the newest arrivals who didn’t speak English that well and had very different backgrounds.” If he heard racist remarks, French would “go in to bat” for the victim, having his one and only fight with a boy who showed no tolerance. The boys made their own fun at lunchtime, inventing a game called “mongrel ball”. Someone would run with a football while being chased and tackled by almost everyone else. It was year level versus year level, with big kids chasing small kids, who looked forward to the day they could do the same. French also enjoyed tennis, football and martial arts. One of his fondest sporting memories is a year 12 inter-school footy match dominated by an Asian player. “We were … torn apart by a kid from an Asian background. I thought it was brilliant and wondered if he would be the start of an era of super-skilled players with Asian heritage,” he says. In class, French thrived on subjects that discussed

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Education \ Rob French has made the most of every opportunity, writes Cheryl Critchley issues. During a debate about convicted drug traffickers Kevin Barlow and Brian Chambers, he strongly opposed the capital punishment that led to both being executed in Malaysia. “I remember having a ripping argument,” he says. French’s year 11 politics teacher, Vic Pappas, who was young and highly engaging, inspired him to think about teaching. “He took us to Canberra on a trip,” French says. “He would have organised all of that off his own bat. He was one of those guys that everyone loved. I remember thinking how cool that would be and how much fun the job must be for him.” Year 12 teachers advised French to keep his options open, so he did an arts degree at Monash University. The plan was to save for a much-anticipated overseas trip, so he also delivered bacon and ham over summer. While doing his diploma of education, French did teaching rounds at Haileybury, where Paul Hicks, now Camberwell Grammar principal, was about to leave his English and history teaching job. French was offered a place and found himself in a classroom at just 22. It was a baptism of fire, but after surviving the first year he never looked back. “I was very young,” he says. “I was teaching some year 11s who were five years or so younger than me.” By the third year it “clicked” with a particularly good year 9 class. “They were the first group that I had a lot of fun with, as well as feeling that I was actually teaching them something,” French says. “I think I started to love it that third year.” French continued to play tennis and took up social football and masters swimming at Nunawading. Life was full and busy, but he still planned to travel with $12,000 he had saved – until he fell in love with an Elwood flat and used it for the deposit. With the travel plans on hold, French needed a new challenge and started at Carey Grammar late in 1996 to teach English, history, international studies, Asian history and politics. It was an inspired move as he also met Malgas, a fellow English and history teacher who lived in Dandenong after arriving from South Africa in the late 1970s. They later realised her family had lived a street or two from his for several months. At first they were just good friends. Malgas left for a teaching placement in India, and six months later French did the same at Watford Grammar School for Boys in Britain. The school had select entry but also took locals. “Some of the boys I taught were pretty tough characters,” French says. “It was great, though. I ended up playing Gaelic football. The whole thing was just an incredible experience.”

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French and Malgas cemented their relationship when he returned. He took 2005 off to work as a personal trainer but missed the classroom. After returning to Carey for two years, French became deputy head of middle school at Geelong Grammar. By then he and Malgas had Lachie, now 8, and Kaela, almost 6. They were also heavily involved in social justice and encouraged those around them to get involved. In Geelong they lived on campus, soaking up the historic school’s surprisingly relaxed culture. Students came from diverse backgrounds, from the children of wealthy Western District farmers to indigenous students, on scholarships, from remote parts of the Northern Territory. French organised charity initiatives, including a 2012 run that raised $3500 for refugee children at the local Little Athletics club. Students also collected thousands of Easter eggs for schools in disadvantaged areas. The family returned to Melbourne this year, with French starting as Camberwell Grammar’s head of middle school and Malgas moving to Kingswood College in Box Hill. Despite his management role, French thrives in the classroom so teaches year 8 English and history, taking the lead from principal Paul Hicks, who shares a year 9 English class. Camberwell Grammar has an extensive social justice program, among other things participating in World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine, the RSPCA’s cupcake fund-raiser, the Royal Children’s Hospital appeal and the KOALA Kids cancer charity. French is keen to continue this tradition and add a version of his charity relay. At Camberwell, students are encouraged to help others and, above all, to be themselves. French says that because of this ethos, which he embraces, the best footballer in each level is just as likely to play violin in the orchestra, sing in the choir and debate. “I love encouraging students to try a whole range of things,” he says. “The best thing about Camberwell is that the students are very supportive of each other and there is very little labelling that goes on. That is something that is really healthy in the school.” When the students help others, French also wants them to see the results. In Geelong they handed out the Easter eggs and presented money to refugee athletes. “What is really helpful and the thing I really like is when they get to see or hear first-hand where the money goes,” he says. “That way, the students are far more connected to the cause that they are supporting, and therefore the experience is more impacting on them.” \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au


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Stephen Lee, OAM

Nick Gleeson

Professor Simon Chesterman

Fraser Thompson

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Attended \ Class of 1990

Attended \ Class of 1995

CV \ Chinese language educator

CV \ Disability advocate, sportsman and consultant

CV \ Dean of Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

CV \ Athlete, university lecturer

Gleeson is a sportsman, advocate, academic and public speaker. Until recently he ran staff programs for Vision Australia in Sydney. Now a consultant, he studied at Melbourne University and represented Australia in athletics, goalball and cricket, including at the 1984 Paralympics. In 2000 he completed the 90-kilometre Comrades Marathon in South Africa and was the first blind Australian to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. He has run the New York City Marathon three times, carried the Olympic torch and raced up the Empire State Building. \

Chesterman was a Rhodes scholar in 1997 and studied international law at Oxford University. He completed his doctorate in 2000 on humanitarian intervention. Chesterman joined the International Peace Academy in 2000 after working at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and the office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Yugoslavia. His work has examined the UN’s role in state-building activities. Chesterman joined the National University of Singapore’s law faculty in 2007 and was appointed dean in 2012. \

In 2003 Lee was awarded an Order of Australia. He was Camberwell Grammar’s head of Chinese and careers counselling from 1964 until 2001. In 1974 he co-founded the Chinese Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria. Lee served on the Premier’s China Advisory Committee education subcommittee, Joint Victorian/ Chinese Standing Committee on Educational Co-operation, Society of Educational Counsellors and an RMIT committee. He was also a Victorian Board of Studies panel chairman, reviewer, trainer and chief assessor for Chinese as a second language. \

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Named a Rhodes scholar in 2001, Thompson began a master of philosophy in economics at Oxford University in 2002. He already had an honours degree in finance, a bachelor of commerce/arts from the University of Melbourne, and a bachelor of arts and sciences (finance) from Butler University in Indianapolis, US. He also studied at Beijing Normal University in China. Thompson was named outstanding junior male student athlete at Butler University. He now lives in Britain and lectures at Oxford. \


AN HONOURABLE MAN Education \ A Belgian teacher has spent 20 years helping Australians honour their war heroes, writes Sarah Marinos

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ohan Durnez has spent countless hours on the lonely battlefields of the First World War. Often when he walks through those fields, he takes Australian war pilgrims with him. They make a quiet trek to a place seemingly in the middle of nowhere, or to a clearing in a wood where their young relative was shot by a sniper or suffered fatal wounds from an enemy bomb almost a century earlier. “That is a very special moment, to arrive on the spot where people lost a loved one. People do get very emotional,” Durnez says. “I stay some distance away to leave them alone with their feelings. It’s a unique moment for Australians who come from the other side of the globe. They have often done extensive research on their relative and then they are finally in that person’s last resting place. “Some leave a small wooden remembrance cross or a letter from the family. I remember one Australian man forgot to bring anything to place for his great grandfather who’d died in a field in Oosttaverne. I always have my large Australian flag on hand and I gave that to him. He held it aloft and there was just enough wind to set the flag flying over that field as a greeting. His great-grandfather had been buried in that field and it was a very impressive sight – to see that flying tribute from that man all those years later.”

of their ancestors. Durnez says it’s important that Australia’s contribution to the Great War continues to be recognised. “When I was 16 or 17 I remember looking at the headstones of the young men killed in the war and they were not much older than me. But because they were born in a certain country at a certain time, they had to go and fight,” Durnez says. “Many young men probably thought it would be a big adventure and then they arrived in a place that was beyond imagination. What must have gone through their minds when they realised the situation they faced?” Durnez’s association with helping Australians trace their WWI history began in 1995. He was researching war medals and in May 1995 attended the Last Post service at the Menin Gate, a war memorial dedicated to Commonwealth soldiers. “Standing opposite me was a group of Australian battlefield pilgrims,” he says. “I noticed that one man in particular was wearing a medal that I didn’t have in my photographic collection. He was very moved by the service and later I crossed the road and introduced myself. His name was Lew Jarvis and he was from Tasmania. We began talking and he told me the medal I hadn’t seen before was a French medal awarded for the Battle of the Somme.

“I had to read it a couple of times to understand that I was being nominated for the Order of Australia” Durnez is a schoolteacher in Waregem in Belgium but he was born in Geluwe – about 15 kilometres east of Ypres, at the end of the famous Menin Road, the site of a brutal WWI battle. “Geluwe was the last town occupied by the German troops in the First World War. There were 40,000 German soldiers then and about 3000 inhabitants in the town,” Durnez says. “When I was growing up I’d hear the old people talking about their youth, and it was always about memories of the First World War. The day before Remembrance Day in my primary school there were no lessons. Instead, our teacher talked about the war and showed us old postcards of our town. It was completely shot to pieces in the third Battle of Ypres in 1917. I was fascinated by the war and fascinated by the stories.” For 20 years, Durnez has maintained that fascination with WWI history by helping Australians remember and honour their war dead. This year, in recognition of his dedication to commemorating Australia’s Great War heroes, Durnez was awarded an OAM. “When the envelope arrived from the Australian embassy in Brussels, I thought it was an invitation to an exhibition of some kind,” Durnez says. “I had to read it a couple of times to understand that I was being nominated for the Order of Australia. All I do is help people by bringing them to a grave or sometimes people write to me and ask me to go to a grave and place a flower there for someone. I don’t think it’s a big thing to do to help people in that way. But I feel very honoured that Australian friends nominated me.” Durnez was presented with his award by the Governor-General Quentin Bryce, watched by his proud wife and supporter, Hilde, and some of his students. But the following day the medal was packed away and Durnez was back teaching in his classroom and helping more Australians piece together the war history

“He said that shortly before October 4, 1917, his father had walked through the Menin Gate and marched toward the Western Front as a fit young man. Only two days later he was very badly wounded. Through my research I was able to find out where his father had been wounded and Lew and I stayed in touch. Lew then asked me to help one of his friends do some research, and gradually word spread.” Melbourne’s Dr John Williamson has known Durnez for 12 years. They met at the Menin Gate. Two of Williamson’s uncles are buried on the Western Front and his father and two other uncles fought in WWI. “Johan was instrumental in erecting the first monument to the first Australian killed on the Western Front,” Williamson says. “He and Hilde have also spent a lot of time educating students about Australia’s role in the war, and he’s a talented battlefield archaeologist, too. He and his friends have found crash sites of allied crews from WWII and, using DNA matching, they have managed to find descendants in Australia and New Zealand. When the remains of Australian soldiers are found, Johan helps arrange a burial ceremony.” Dr Williamson remembers taking his mother on an emotional pilgrimage to visit her brother’s grave in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery some years ago. “She was the first family member to stand in front of that grave,” he says. “Private Murvyn Henry Sturgess was my mother’s older brother and he came from Chinchilla in Queensland. He was only 16 when, in his home town, a woman gave him a white feather. So a month later my uncle put his age up to 18 and enlisted. He was killed two years later. My mother never got over the loss of Murvyn because they were very close. I regard visiting his grave as one of the most important things I’ve managed to do in my life.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au

Recognition: Governor-General Quentin Bryce presented Johan Durnez with an honorary Medal of the Order of Australia in Ypres, Belgium, in June. (courtesy of Government House, Canberra) NOVEMBER 13, 2013 \ The weekly review 35


Elaine Dargan

Goals for 2014 \ To balance school life, friends, family and study while still enjoying my last year of high school.

School \ St Michael’s Grammar School Class of 2013 \ Year 11

Beyond the books \ I love sports, any form of performing arts, writing, reading and listening to and playing music.

Studying \ Mathematical methods, chemistry, biology, health and human development, legal studies and English.

Pets \ No pets, but I’ve always wanted a puppy.

Favourite subject \ Health and human development. Most inspirational teacher \ My grade 5 teacher, because she overcame cancer to come back the following year and teach us. What I love most about school \ The opportunity to learn and be involved in all the great co-curricular programs St Michael’s has to offer.

My parents are huge role models

Most memorable moment at school \ Being chosen as the 2014 co-vice-captain for Breen House and being involved in our school musicals every year since year 7. Role as house debating co-captain \ To organise debates for the younger year levels and encourage students to get involved in school debating. Most challenging aspect \ Time management, especially in year 12.

Role models \ My parents are huge role models. They have taught me everything I know and have shaped me to be the person I am today. Favourite food \ Indian.

Sport \ I really love all sport and any form of exercise, but my favourite would have to be soccer.

Next year I will be … studying year 12 at St Michael’s. Will I have a leadership role? Yes, I am keen to get involved and lead many activities throughout the year. Where I’ll be in 10 years \ Hopefully in an employment position that I’ve worked hard to achieve. \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au

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rospective buyers are inspecting apartments in The Warleigh “Buyers are comparing the size, quality and location of our Brighton, tucked around the corner from Bay Street in quiet, apartments with others available in Brighton and are coming back leafy Warleigh Grove. to us to purchase. Our two-bedroom apartments are the size of The $100 million luxury apartment development by Cbus three-bedroom apartments in other developments. We’re also Property on the site of the former North Brighton Croquet Club offering flexibility in settlement timing because we know in most will be completed late this month. cases people buying here will be selling their current home. We are Designed by SJB Architects to integrate its surrounds, Warleigh respectful of the fact that downsizing can be challenging so we are Brighton has a mixture of 108 residences. More than half its working with people to make it as easy as possible for them.” 9105-square metre site is Jack Merlo-designed lawns and gardens, Bracken says two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments and the site has a tree-lined entrance avenue. More than $1 million in Domaine are priced from $750,000, and three-bedroom, has been invested in landscaping. two-bathroom apartments are available from $1,095,000, with There are two apartment buildings, the Luxe and a limited selection of 100-square-metre-plus two-bedroom, Domaine, and an avenue of seven luxury townhouses. two-bathroom and two-car apartments in Luxe priced posTcode Charles Justin of SJB Architects described the project from $930,000. Stamp duty savings of up to $7000 are design as picking up on Brighton’s “stately home still available. character” with exterior finishes including copper The Domaine building includes 62 apartments with cladding, metallic bronze, timber, stone and brickwork. one, two and three bedrooms. The Luxe building has 39 Sales representative Matt Bracken, from Bracken Co, larger apartments with two and three bedrooms. Each says many buyers are downsizing from $1.5 million to building is on four levels and serviced by two lifts. Outdoor $2 million houses and they appreciate seeing what they will get. areas include courtyards from 25 square metres to 175 square “The carpets and the kitchens are going in, and buyers don’t metres, and upper-level balconies of up to 68 square metres. have to imagine what the spaces in the apartments are like. They There are also three double-storey townhouses available, each can simply visit them. This takes away the risk of buying off the with a Warleigh Grove address, and sized from 188 to 199 square plan, with buyers able to inspect apartments and see the quality.” metres internally plus garage and large private courtyards. Bracken says the design took careful consideration of specific All residences feature double glazing, integrated downsizer requirements such as larger storage areas and generous air-conditioning, Miele stainless-steel kitchen appliances, stone courtyards, balconies and living areas. benchtops and wool-blend carpets in living areas and bedrooms. “The Warleigh Brighton apartments are larger than any others The apartments have an average six-star energy rating. Cbus in the area, the finishes are of higher quality and you have the Property is backed by building and construction industry advantage of living in a quiet, established neighbourhood around superannuation fund Cbus, and its current projects include the corner from Bay Street and North Brighton train station. 35 Spring Street, a high-end development opposite Treasury The apartments feature generous storage throughout, from linen Gardens on Spring Street in Melbourne’s CBD. \ LIZ McLACHLAN cupboards to huge main suite wardrobes and secure basement lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au storage rooms.

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hat makes a building great? From 60 projects shortlisted in the 2013 National Architecture Awards, we have chosen three that provide inspiration about how buildings can foster relationships and deepen our knowledge of the past: a holiday house in a Sorrento family compound; a Brunswick home with Japanese influences; and a Collingwood chapel with rich historical treasures. \ Clare Kennedy

Sorrento Blue House \ Neeson Murcutt Architects

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Vision splendid Winner \ national award for heritage

One of the special aims of the restoration was to be able to look at the grave of Sister Mary of Mount Carmel Curtain, a superior of the order in the late 1800s. Buried hen overseas, one doesn’t think twice about for many years under carpet, the beautiful carved visiting historic buildings, but do we visit the marble plaque is now visible at ground level in the nave, historical treasures in our own backyard? and the grave can be viewed from the subfloor. The Collingwood Good Shepherd Chapel opened in It’s a moving experience to descend to the crypt – the grounds of the Abbotsford Convent in 1871. also used as a meeting room – and observe the grave Exquisitely restored to its former glory by through small windows. Robert Simeoni Architects, it is well worth a visit “Early photos showed that the white columns were for its history and humble beauty, if not for originally black marble. So we stripped about quiet contemplation. 15 coats of paint to get back to the original “The key The bluestone chapel remains the spiritual black marble,” Simeoni says. is to do as centre for the Good Shepherd sisters, and is Amid extensive restorations, a beautiful little as also used by the Abbotsford community. wheel window was uncovered above the altar. The restoration, completed over three years In the 1930s, it had been covered by a crucifix possible” until mid-2012, includes an engaging history and was only visible from the outside. centre where visitors learn the story of the Good The crucifix has been recast from its original Shepherd sisters since the arrival of four nuns in mould and placed on more dramatic view in the Melbourne from Angers, France in 1863. entry porch. The architects were guided by the Burra Charter, a A beautiful apse painting was expertly restored and guide for respectful restoration in Australia. “The key is the bells were fixed so they can ring again. to do as little as possible but as much as necessary so you “We tried to be as historically accurate as possible,” don’t compromise the sense of the original building,” Simeoni says. \ Robert Simeoni says. » The Good Shepherd Chapel by Robert Simeoni “We spent a lot of time digging through the archives Architects was nominated in the Heritage to try and understand what was original. We really Architecture category wanted to get rid of all that stuff that was not of historic » www.goodshepherd.com.au/history value, so the building felt as if it was complete,” he says.

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orrento is renowned for its lavish beach houses, but the Blue House is more of an understated beauty. The materials used reflect the client’s desire for a casual, low-maintenance beach house. “They’re not ostentatious people,” says Sydney-based architect Rachel Neeson, who relishes designing houses with a low impact on the environment. There’s a touch of paradise about the Blue House, one of a three-house family compound on a 4000-square metre property a short walk to Sorrento’s surf beach. Neeson designed the house in collaboration with her late partner, Nick Murcutt, although he died before it was finished. There are no fences between the three dwellings, just a beautiful connecting landscape designed by Fiona Brockhoff, with tea trees, banksias and olive trees. The Blue House replaced a blue-painted weatherboard cottage, and there’s a nod to that history in a light-blue wash over the interior pine boards. The outside is clad in a raw fibre cement finish; it’s neutral in colour and has vertical louvres on the open ends to capture the breeze. The powder-coated aluminium louvres provide an unexpected burst of colour and the appealing five-colour combination blends with the landscape. “Sometimes this magical accident happens when the light bounces off the louvres internally, and you would swear it had colours like caramel, deep purple and mauve from inside,” Neeson says. The house was designed to contain the owner’s eclectic possessions. “The client is a wonderful collector of indigenous and ethnic artwork, and she mixes it up beautifully with Missoni rugs,” Neeson says. “The minute we’d finished, it felt lived in, very warm and homey. “You go to an architect for something bespoke, but you want something that touches a core part of you,” she says. She names the way light falls in the living room, the magical colours of the louvres, an outdoor bath, and views of the garden as design highlights. “We look to have moments that delight the soul, because there’s not enough of that in the world.” \


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ow do you turn an inner-city property, with two rundown semi-detached and heritage-listed workers’ cottages into a sophisticated family idyll for a movie director and his musician wife and their three children? “Their brief was for something like an urban farm with a series of buildings dotted about for different uses. They had an Arcadian dream of walking around barefooted, picking produce from their garden, eating it under the pergola and drinking Italian wine,” architect Sean Godsell says. He says a realistic resolution was to make the main house an individual building between two discrete things. The plan was to restore the bluestone cottages into an adult studio – a place for him to paint and her to tutor music – while the back of the site could become a children’s studio. The main house sits in the centre and is connected to the street by a straight path leading through a garden to the entry gallery. In the sublime interior, sliding panels draw you deeper and deeper towards the private zone. “You end up going through four panels before you make it into the private realm of the building, and that is very Japanese,” Godsell says. The Japanese aesthetic, a theme in this practice’s work, acknowledges regional influences, he says. The façade and the interior are a lesson in contrast. “Being in what is still an edgy and gritty urban location the client wanted the verandah to be tough and make a clear statement that this wasn’t a building to be messed with,” Godsell says. “Inside, they wanted a building that was incredibly nurturing, soft, warm and gentle. So it was an early decision to make the whole of the interior timber.” The floorboards are recycled blackbutt and walls and ceilings are lined in oiled plywood. “The flooring even runs into the bathroom as decking. It’s a lovely, tactile building on that level, for sure.” Godsell says it’s a house he’d love to live in. “It’s what I describe as a ‘barefoot’ house. When you’re in there, you just want to take your shoes off and be connected back to the floor in the house and the building.” \

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» The Edward Street house by Sean Godsell Architects was nominated in the Residential Architecture category.

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IRONIC ICONIC \ RACHEL BERGER ASKS: ANYONE FOR TENNIS?

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ooyong Stadium is narrative is right there in front of our eyes. Therefore the known as “the spiritual function of the tennis court, like the ancient arenas, is home of Australian to be ordered, efficient, calm and oblivious to the drama tennis”. I apologise to tennis happening within its boundaries, the perfect venue for enthusiasts reading this who The Rolling Stones! have sat in sweltering heat at In 1892 the newly formed Kooyong Lawn Tennis Kooyong experiencing the Club (known then as the Lawn Tennis Association elation, despair and resilience of Victoria) took over the administration of tennis in that tennis delivers while Victoria from the Melbourne Cricket Club, which had watching your heroes win and lose. Your stamina for launched tennis in the colony in 1879. The crunch came living on the brink of mental and physical collapse is when Melbourne-born Norman Brookes triumphed impressive. But for me, the venue will forever hold at Wimbledon in 1907 and a month later seized the the memory of squealing at the sight of Mick Davis Cup in partnership with New Zealander Jagger and The Rolling Stones in their 1973 Anthony Wilding. Courts had to be rented for got an Kooyong concert. the first time at the Albert Ground in St Kilda ironic iconic Because my hand-to-eye co-ordination is Road to stage Australia’s first Davis Cup. By idea? lousy, I’d never paid attention to tennis until 1919 audience demand encouraged the LTAV Venus Williams surfaced on centre court at to buy 17 acres at Kooyong for $6160. email me Melbourne Park several years back exposing Twenty grass courts and eight asphalt what one journalist described as a “hole in her courts were ready for play in 1922; the clubhouse top”. The brouhaha over her outfit had me fuming. was opened a year later, and the first level of But, more importantly, I stopped and took notice of the horseshoe-shaped seating was completed in 1927 to host tennis. And it seemed to me that Venus and her sister, the Australian championships. Serena, were, and still are, the breathing, slamming, Many remarkable local and international players running, triumphant embodiment of this combative have graced these courts; this was the home of the sport. Australian championships from 1972 until the move to What strikes me most about tennis is the Flinders Park in 1988. And the tradition continues, with juxtaposition of combat and gentility. To quote the AAMI Classic held here each January before the Billie Jean King: “Tennis is a perfect combination of Australian Open. From your seat you can witness the violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total spectacle of suffering, defeat, justice and triumph in tranquility.” And what makes it so, I think, is the fact one afternoon. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com that it’s an open-air spectacle (usually), a drama that takes place in bright light. The consequences of every Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger serve or drop shot are immediate and volatile; the

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Corsets, munchkinS AND B-GRADE LADIES

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Melbourne Cricket Club Tennis Courts This year the Melbourne Cricket Club celebrates its 175th anniversary; 175 years of indescribable passion, successful moves, foul play, great skill, good luck and reversal of fortune. The MCC was the principal organiser of tennis in Victoria (until handing over to the LTAV) and staged the first Australasian Championships (later called the Australian Open) at the Albert Ground in 1905. Tennis courts were first laid out for members at the MCG in the 1870s and, very progressively, women ticket holders were encouraged to use them. Women served their aces wearing lace-up corsets, full-length skirts, huge hats and occasionally a well-placed fur. \

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Headbands The headband began with the ancient Greeks, who were the first to wear wreaths about 2500 years ago. An olive wreath was made from an olive branch formed to make a circle or a horseshoe and placed on the winning athletes’ heads at the ancient Olympics. In tennis the headband became popular because of stars such as Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe. While Borg always looked a bit of a dork in his, the combination of headband, pout and curls turned McEnroe into a kind of angry munchkin. I wore a headband once; my face looked like a rubbery bag, not unlike a bladder. \

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Parkville Tennis Club This small community tennis club right on the edge of the city was founded in 1904 because residents decided they needed tennis courts. The courts were originally in Royal Park and were moved to their present location in June 1912. I love the fact that the club’s first LTAV pennant was won by “B-grade ladies” in 1928; I’ve always been a bit of a B-grade lady myself. For more than a century, a diverse population of locals, city workers and students have stopped by to hit some balls and enjoy the sausage sizzles. You can feel the love here too, no pun intended; come on down for free coaching tips and morning tea. \

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Bespoke is the word Developing our city \ Savvy home owners favour the unpredictable, writes LIZ McLACHLAN

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alking through one of Glenvill’s showcase designer houses, you could be forgiven for thinking its distinctively stylish owners were simply out for the day. Quirky light fittings, intriguing book titles and eclectic objets d’art synchronise with seamless interiors, bespoke furnishing and carefully considered luxury finishes that create a picture of civilised, well-travelled people who enjoy and understand the value of good design. This impression is exactly what Glenvill principal interior designer Andrew Huntley aims to convey, giving visitors a strong sense of the personality of people living there, with hints of occupations and interests. It’s all part of his work in designing interiors for Glenvill’s display homes and highlighting the quality of their design and build. “Glenvill’s mark of distinction is timeless styling with understated elegance, but we also want our homes to feel lively and lived in and say something about the people living there,” he says. Huntley says Australia’s most-awarded home builder places as much importance on interiors as exteriors. He collaborates with Glenvill custom-home designers and builders to create interiors for the company’s custom-design home range, and works one-on-one with

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“The Glenvill style is all about looking as good in 20 years as the day it was finished” custom-design clients to ensure their new homes reflect their requirements and individual style. As an extended option, he offers these clients a full interior design service to create entirely bespoke interiors. “Glenvill is unique in the new-home marketplace because of its focus on interiors. Glenvill’s custom-design clients are generally building their third or fourth homes and are design-savvy people who are very aware of design and the difference it makes,” Huntley says. “They are looking for customisation and higher-end finishes and furnishings. We live in a disposable world and, to create classic, timeless interiors for our clients, we use handcrafted, bespoke pieces and interiors tailored exactly to our clients’ specifications.” When the Glenvill team decided to design and build a new house with French-provincial styling, Huntley sat down with the custom-home designers and builders to work out what would appeal to their target market in terms of floor plans, finishes and colours. He was on site when the external render was being mixed to ensure it was just the right shade – with some warmth and difference but looking right in its streetscape. The result was Avignon, Glenvill’s interpretation of French provincial, which has attracted luxury-home buyers who appreciate the house’s detailing ­– from its solid Victorian-ash front door to limed-oak floorboards and the French oval motif employed in internal screens, door mouldings, cornices and furnishings. “With our Linear design in Caulfield, we wanted to do something very modern, and the response has also been highly positive. The house appeals to a wide range of people who love modern design, but most of the buyers are younger – in their 30s and 40s,” Huntley says.

Superior interiors: Glenvill interior designer Andrew Huntley. (SUPPLIED)

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When designing the interiors, Huntley ensures they complement the exterior style. He selects all finishes, starting from the hard finishes for flooring, tiling, benchtops and splashbacks and then moving on to soft furnishings, accessories and artworks. He and a colleague collect the eclectic pieces used in displays and clients’ interiors from a diverse range of sources, including auction houses and Australian and international designers, artists and craftspeople. Huntley meets every one of Glenvill’s custom-design clients to take them through every aspect of finishing and furnishing their house. “We will have a general discussion about the feel of the house, colours, internal and external palettes, the colours for timber or parquetry, what they have in mind for the kitchen and window furnishings,” he says. “I ask them to visit houses and consider finishes, then we have to go right through their house, looking at every room, every piece that they need. “I like to keep things simple, coherent and understated. The Glenvill style is all about looking as good in 20 years as the day it was finished.” Many of these clients ask Huntley to provide a full interior-design service with flexibility in level of service, from matching curtains and cushions in a living area to designing and co-ordinating all fittings, finishes and furnishings. In some houses, everything used will be bespoke with exclusive fabrics and individually designed furniture. Huntley says Melburnians love warm tones in timber and interior colours, and that stronger colours are returning to favour after a long period of monochromatic palettes. Interior design can be a secondary consideration in Australia, he says, whereas in Europe and parts of the US, such as New York, it’s as important as the building. “The interiors are where you live and spend nearly all your time. People think interior design will cost a lot of money whereas in fact it gives them great value as the finishes and furnishings work coherently with the building design. “I like to give different areas of the interiors light and shade, with some areas very light and others moodier for relaxing. It gives the house personality and is far more interesting to live in,” Huntley says. “I also like to use unexpected elements in my design to take it from predictability to being memorable.” \ lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au » Linear by Glenvill 368 Kooyong Road, South Caulfield Avignon by Glenvill. 914 Burke Road, Balwyn www.glenvill.com.au, sales 9573 8393 Open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm or by appointment. NOVEMBER 13, 2013 \ The weekly review 49


House of Winzar Developing our city \ ROWENA ROBERTSON meets architect Fiona Winzar

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iona Winzar was 12 when she decided she wanted to become an architect. It was a gut decision more that anything – “I really had no idea what (being an architect) meant, except that I have always been fascinated by houses” – but it’s not one she has regretted. “I (later) discovered it would be a tough career, but I’ve never been able to get away from it and I’ve always been drawn back into it and feel very passionate about it.” Originally from Queensland, Winzar studied at the University of Queensland and in London, and went on to work with the likes of Shane Thompson, of Bligh Voller Nield. For the past 19 years she has called Melbourne home, and revels in the sense of perpetual discovery that the city offers. She founded her own practice, Fiona Winzar Architects, in 2005, when she was pregnant with her second child. The contract for one of her key early commissions, the Hope Street House in South Yarra (also known as the “eyelid house” because of its roof form) was signed 15 hours before the baby was born. “My daughter came to every site meeting for that nine-month, 10-month period,” says Winzar. “(Working on the house) was like having a child in another way …

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“That period really paid off because the project won absolutely fine. I think they’re afraid of not knowing an Australian Institute of Architects award in 2007, and what’s going to happen, but once it’s there they’re fine.” that was encouraging for me as I’d gone out on my own, While the bulk of Fiona Winzar Architects’ projects and it made me feel I had the ability to make it work.” have been residential, the practice was also responsible Winzar is known for her openness to incorporating for the design of popular south-side café Las Chicas. the sensibilities and life histories of her clients into her That commission required that the shopfront be kept projects, though she retains a firm hand on the design. but, because there was no second storey, “we were able For the Victoria Road House – a formal Victorian to rip off the roof and do this whole continuous skylight villa in Hawthorn East – she designed a running through, which really directs you and crescent-shaped rear extension that incorporates makes the place very light,” says Winzar. Indian references requested by the clients A key thread running through Fiona “i have no because of their travels in that country – these Winzar’s work is an interest in working interest in can be seen in the distinctive, patterned with proportions, and in creating spaces of hard, even ceiling, the use of brass in the kitchen and a different scales in the one building so that lighting” striking splash of colour in panels running the experience of moving through it is a just below and along the ceiling line. varied one. “What I’m interested in is tapping into the “That carries through into the way I use lighting clients’ memories and the experiences they have had, as well,” says Winzar. “I really have no interest in hard, because I find that helps me be inspired by things consistent, even lighting; I’m interested in variation. I wouldn’t do between one job and another, and And, by creating those differences, there’s a more that it makes it more for them,” says Winzar. “But I natural sense; a reference to the natural world. don’t generally take any direction about the form or “I’m interested in contrasting materials and placement or the overall concept of how the spaces composing materials so that there’s a very harmonious might work or interrelate. It’s at a more aesthetic level; balance that comes out of mixing and mass. I love it’s about how details and finishes are expressed.” bricks combined with much finer, lighter-weight As an architect working mainly on inner-city projects, elements – timber and steel. I am also interested in Winzar is more than au fait with neighbourhood balancing how sheet materials are put together – be it resistance to change. This was a challenge of a recent plywood or a metal – and how much of one thing there project in Bromby Street, South Yarra – an entirely new is against another.” design for the clients, who had been in possession of a Winzar is keen to work on an art gallery or a heritage-listed house that had been “Metriconised”. multiresidential project, but says it is difficult for women The house is composed of two pavilions and, from to break into the development world. However, she is in above, looks akin to a Japanese bow. The planning and a strong position to try: she feels well established in her permit process took 3½ years. “We had to go through practice, which now numbers three (including herself). much red tape for the three-storey section – it went to “It does take some time to get a good group around the Supreme Court,” says Winzar. “The bizarre thing is, you, and I’m feeling that now.” \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au once a project has been completed, people are usually

In a good place: (from left) Victoria Road, Hawthorn East; Fiona Winzar; Hope Street, South Yarra. (EMMA CROSS / SUPPLIED)

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DEEPDENE \ 40 Terry Street This magnificent French-inspired family house has plenty of character behind its striking façade. A gleaming marble entrance foyer sets the standard for the scale of rooms throughout this truly sprawling house. Off the entrance, parents can retreat to the sophisticated formal lounge, which is warmed by a Heat & Glo fireplace. The enormous family hub features parquetry floors throughout. This area is large enough to host functions on any scale, with the addition of the north-facing deck. A separate formal dining room is next to the kitchen, which has glossy grey cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtops and Miele appliances. Towards the back of the house, french doors reveal a huge family room. Off here is one of two main bedrooms or a guest suite with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. The rumpus room opens to a bluestone terrace and manicured back garden. Back inside, stairs lead up to an open-plan lounge and study. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and a big marble en suite, with a marble-surround oval spa bath. One bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and marble en suite with a chocolate-brown marble-topped vanity. The remaining two bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share an interconnecting bathroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Price \ $2.9 million +

Auction \ November 23 at 3pm

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

2

POSTCODE

2

3145

Abercromby´s Real Estate Pty Ltd 9864 5300 5

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3

POSTCODE

3141

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

3

3

POSTCODE

3124

Marshall White Hawthorn 9822 9999 4

2

2

31 Fellows Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2.7 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by appointment .................................................................

31 Westgarth Street, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

2/11 Copelen Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $4.6 million + ................................................................. EOI Closing November 11 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

13 Fermanagh Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $2.8 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 16 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat from 10am .................................................................

Gracing a peerless position, this captivating 11-room residence reveals a wealth of heritage character and exquisite craftsmanship.

Renovated so that its beautifully generous period proportions are matched by stylish modern function, Summerlea has five bedrooms plus a study.

Experience expansive and sophisticated living with this French-inspired boutique development in blue-chip location.

This house occupies a landscaped garden allotment with meticulous renovations delivering a luxuriously appointed living environment in a renowned location.

Let's eat lunch @ Cru, 916 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ St Katherine's, 26 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Studio Movida, 138 Cotham Road

Let's eat lunch @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Kerabu, 151 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Juzt Blue Café, 1/395 Wattletree Road

Let's eat lunch @ Republic, 160 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ The Botanical, 169 Domain Road Let's drink coffee @ Movida Bakery, 3 Tivoli Road

Let's eat lunch @ Brunetti's 1/3 Prospect Hill Road Let's eat dinner @ Italy 1, 823 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffeehead, 8 Railway Parade

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CAMBERWELL \ 14 Stodart Street

Abercromby’s \ 9864 5300

Price \ $2.8 million +

ARMADALE \ 26 LLANEAST STREET

Auction \ November 23 at 10.30am

Jellis Craig Bennison McKinnon \ 9864 5000

Price \ $2 million +

Auction \ November 21 at 6pm

Aficionados of Tudor-style architecture will love this stately Camberwell house, which sits on 1755 square metres. Set behind a traditional garden of box hedges and lavender, the façade has all the mock-Tudor adornments: a gabled roof reveals dormer windows, clinker brickwork, tall chimneys, half-timbering and diamond-paned leadlights. Inside, the entry hall is charming; stained-timber door frames and skirting boards contrast with white walls. To the left is a formal living room, which has polished floorboards and an open fireplace. Tall glass doors open to the front verandah with views of the front garden. Doors slide back to reveal an equally spacious formal dining room. An informal living space at the back benefits from views of the tennis court. The granite kitchen fits the architecture and style of the house and even incorporates the diamond leadlight motif on its cupboards and drawers. Outside, the pergola, which overlooks the pool, is a convenient year-round space to relax, entertain or watch a game of tennis. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

Just off Malvern’s main drag in Glenferrie Road, this double-fronted Victorian house features the trappings of 19th-century architecture and a modern, open-plan rear extension. A tall picket fence hides the house from view, ensuring the front court is a private space where you can unwind to the sound of a trickling water feature. Polished floorboards feature in the entrance. The floor plan follows the traditional Victorian-era footprint with a long central hall. There are open fireplaces in the front sitting room and two bedrooms – two carved from marble and the other from timber. Ceiling roses and decorative cornices also feature throughout. The oversized main bedroom is part of a huge “parents’ wing” that has a walk-in wardrobe and a double en suite. At the end of the hall, french doors open up to the kitchen, family, living and dining room. This recently (architecturally) designed extension is light-filled, and looks out over the north-facing backyard. Hedges hide from view a double carport, which is accessed via a rear right of way. \ LEXI COTTEE

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postcode

3124

3

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postcode

3143

2

2

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3145

Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon Armadale 9864 5000 3

2

1

POSTCODE

3123

Fletchers 9090 8390 3

2

POSTCODE

3141

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

2

POSTCODE

2

3125

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 3

1

2

71a Repton Road, Malvern East ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 2.30-3pm .................................................................

14 Lilydale Grove, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $750,000 - $820,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 16 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

2104/7 Yarra Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 23 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed 3-3.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

22 Barnes Avenue, Burwood ................................................................. Price: $750,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 10am ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

Aspects over sunny decking and a fully tiled pool provide a seductive backdrop for the sublime spaces of this superbly renovated house, adjacent to Ardrie Park.

In a tucked-away, north-facing position, this Edwardian semi-detached terrace with a single-storey floor plan is unexpectedly spacious.

Enjoy spectacular views from this equally spectacular sub-penthouse apartment located in the perfectly positioned '7 Yarra' building.

With light-filled living/dining areas, Bosch contemporary kitchen and downstairs play room/retreat, this house delivers desirable flexibility and great garden dimensions.

Let's eat lunch @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ Kerabu, 151 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road

Let's eat lunch @ Café Bonita, 150 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Geebung Polo Club, 85 Auburn Road Let's drink coffee @ Auburn Village Deli, 96 Auburn Road

Let's eat lunch @ Two Birds One Stone, 15 Claremont Street Let's eat dinner @ Caffé e Cucina, 581 Chapel Street Let's drink coffee @ Outpost Café, 9 Yarra Street

Let's eat lunch @ Santucci's, 1392 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Grande Forno, 523 Warrigal Road Let's drink coffee @ Bliss, 1393 Toorak Road

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CAMBERWELL \ 41 Stanhope Grove

we love it

Elegant and grand are two words that come to mind at first glance of this spectacular Edwardian house formally titled Orwell. Set well back from the street on 1542 square metres, the house has an immaculately presented façade with all the period staples intact: a steeply sloped roofline, walls of red brickwork, cream-coloured flush joints and gable ends, a broad L-shaped verandah and an arched doorway. An English-inspired landscaped garden features white roses, pebbles and box hedges and underpins the property’s stately air. The front section of the house has the grace and style of another era. Beautifully proportioned rooms have ceiling roses, fireplaces, chandeliers and tall french windows with thick cream drapes. The formal living room has generous dimensions and is a perfect space to read, relax and escape. A contemporary extension at the back of the house provides all the modern essentials: extra bedrooms and bathrooms, a modern kitchen, a bright living room and a generous deck that leads out to a tennis court and a pool. Despite the size of this extension, it is far from an eyesore. Instead, the architects have executed a design that displays a clear concept that extends from the front door right through to every aspect of the interior form and finish – and the results are beautiful. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

postcode

3124

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POSTCODE

3101

4

Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 8862 8000 4

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5

POSTCODE

3147

Price \ About $3.5 million

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 4

2

2

Auction \ November 21 at 7.30pm

POSTCODE

3127

Fletchers 9090 8390 5

3

POSTCODE

3144

RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

1

2

23 Rockingham Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $3.3 million + ................................................................. EOI Closing November 11 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

105 Nicholas Street, Ashburton ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 23 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat 1.45-2.15pm .................................................................

93 Middlesex Road, Surrey Hills ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 16 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

7/422-426 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 23 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Wed; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

A classically-inspired luxury residence in a highly coveted Studley Park street offering grand proportions in secluded setting.

Blessed with the sensational space of a 1950s' build, this light-filled house has an inviting family environment, spacious interiors and landscaped gardens.

A spacious, renovated 1920s timber house with easy access by tram, bus or train to premier schools and universities.

Stunning 1930s ground-floor apartment, set back from Glenferrie Road, overlooking gardens in this highly regarded location close to Kooyong shops and transport.

Let's eat lunch @ Mr Bianco, 285 High Street Let's eat dinner @ St. Katherine's, 26 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Café Ora, 156 Pakington Street

Let's eat lunch @ E´Latte Café, 204 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Two Seeds, 186 High Street

Let's eat lunch @ Acorn Nursery, 673 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Charntra Thai, 740 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Between Us, 141 Maling Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cibo Bakehouse, 477 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Marquee Restaurant, 445 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Koots, 479 Glenferrie Road NOVEMBER 13, 2013 \ The weekly review 59


SOUTH YARRA \ 12 Davison Place

CAMBERWELL \ 62 GLYNDON ROAD

we love it

Williams Batters \ 9866 4411 Price \ $1.5 million – $1.6 million Auction \ November 16 at noon

Marshall White \ 9822 9999

In five years, the elements have worked some magic on the exterior of this townhouse and its five identical neighbours. All in a row, they form an industrial-style backdrop to glamorous Chapel Street, their façade gaining character as a patina develops on the extensive copper panels and ledges. Inside No. 12, however, it’s a different story – 256 square metres of chic contemporary living. Like a babushka doll, it unfolds vertically to reveal an astonishing four generous bedrooms, four bathrooms and four outdoor spaces in four layers. At ground level, past a double garage, is a room with courtyard suitable for a home-based business. On level one, timber floors in the living area lead to a paved terrace. Next up are two bedroom suites – the main large enough for a couch or desk to catch morning light from a cleverly angled window. The open-plan top level is a teenager’s dream. One terrace looks west to the city skyline and another east to the Jam Factory, part of the shopping and entertainment paradise on the doorstep. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

It is impossible to walk through and around this Camberwell house without having to pick your jaw back up off the ground. Set on a 1987-square metre block in the centre of the suburb’s leafiest pocket, with a gas-heated pool and a tennis court, it has dimensions and specifications that alone are enough to have you gasping and asking “Really?”. There are five bedrooms and four living areas – enough for every member of the family to find their own hideaway. Each bedroom has built-in wardrobes and shares one of two central bathrooms. The main bedroom is a sanctuary for the parents. It is at the rear of the house, with a large en suite, walk-in and built-in wardrobes and views of the pool and garden. The kitchen has European appliances, and large windows and doors that open to the outside. The pool house at the back of the massive block has a kitchenette and a service bar, so there is no need to rush inside for a drink. Close to great schools, trams, trains and Camberwell Junction, this house really does need to be seen to be believed. \ EDDIE MORTON

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postcode

3141

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Balwyn \ 3 Prowse Avenue

Christopher Russell \ 9817 0123

Price \ $1.7 million +

Price \ $3.25 million +

Auction \ November 23 at 1.30pm

postcode

3124

3

2

HAWTHORN \ 1 Malmsbury Street

Auction \ November 16 at 1pm

Fletchers \ 9090 8390

Price \ $1.3 million +

Auction \ November 16 at noon

The signature features of light and space shine through in this Fasham Johnson-designed house. The massive split-level residence has a contemporary vibe and a green edge. Four decks surround the house, which has an incredible multipurpose lower level. The minute you walk in, unsurpassed views of Balwyn become a focal point, beaming down the hallway from the family hub. First is a bedroom or parents’ retreat, which opens to the first deck and front garden. Next is a bedroom with an en suite and the second deck. Opposite, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, large en suite and the third deck. The latte-coloured kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and overlooks the meals and family room. This space opens through sliding doors to a dining deck. Views stretch as far as the eye can see, while stairs lead down to a low-maintenance garden that includes raised vegie beds. Downstairs comprises a supersized rumpus and/or home office with storage and a bathroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

There’s a palpable vibe at each end of this short-but-sweet one-way street in Hawthorn. At its entry off Auburn Road is the train line, cafés, boutique shops and the venerable Geebung Polo Club. At its exit, close to where this double-fronted Victorian house has stood since 1890, families and Swinburne students teem over popular Central Park, locally known as “rocket park” for its distinctive climbing frame. The house balances original character with practical renovation, from its front picket fence, verandah lacework and white plantation shutters to the private north-facing lawn and deck at the back. In between are three bedrooms, one with attic access; an immaculate en suite and family bathroom; laundry; and a living space of sitting and dining areas serviced by the kitchen. Neutral tones range from white to charcoal, with surprise burgundy panels in the kitchen. A standout contemporary feature is the square dining space with a popped ceiling that draws in extra light through sliding glass doors and double-stacked windows. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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postcode

3122

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Address

AGENT PAGE

Aireys Inlet

6-12 Hopkins St

RT Edgar 276

Albert Park

22 Neville St

Marshall White 134

Alphington

8/9 Lowther St 207/21 Rex Ave

Jellis Craig 178 Woodards 219

Armadale

42 Lambeth Ave Marshall White 65 Denbigh Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 1/29 Huntingtower Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 26 Llaneast St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 25 Adelaide St Kay & Burton 23 Gladstone Ave Thomson

Arthurs Seat

Marshall White 126

Ashwood

11 Beechwood Tce

Marshall White 127

Fletchers 73 Marshall White 113 Marshall White 124 Marshall White 127 Christopher Russell 137 Jellis Craig 170 Jellis Craig 179 Jellis Craig 209 Jellis Craig 209 Jellis Craig 210 Jellis Craig 210 Kay & Burton 242 Hocking Stuart 252 Hocking Stuart 252

Balwyn North

12 Sutton St 9 Landen Ave 6a Ailsa Crt 52 Walnut Rd 4 Viewpoint Rd 7/32-34 Winfield Rd 5 Yeneda St 1/52 Maud St 2/14 Nicholson St 68 Woodville St

Fletchers 62 Fletchers 66 Fletchers 67 Fletchers 68 Fletchers 75 Fletchers 75 Fletchers 78 Fletchers 79 Jellis Craig 211 Hocking Stuart 253

Blackburn South 1,3,5 Neil Crt

3 Cameron Rd

Box Hill South

10 Mulgoa St

Burwood 65 Somers St

Camberwell

10 Webster St 19 Halley Ave 62 Glyndon Rd 13 Fermanagh Rd 8 Lynden St 18 Pine Ave 54 Glencairn Ave 2/147 Through Rd 6 Crellin Gve 14 Stodart St 37 Stanhope Gve 2 Grace St 103 Highfield Rd 33 Inglesby Rd 41 Stanhope Gve 78 Cooloongatta Rd 8 Russell St 23 Wandin Rd 107 Through Rd 2 Alma Rd 9 Wingan Ave

Marshall White 116

Box Hill North

Brighton

160 241 273

105 Nicholas St

22 Verona St

160

Kay & Burton 246

Ashburton

314 Belmore Rd 10 Conway Cres 22 Wills St 25 Kitchener St 3 Prowe Ave 7 Kenilworth St 1 Yonga Rd 23 Kaleno View 25 Banool Rd 3a Stroud St 7/2 Raynes St 2 Haig St 2/44 Winfield Rd 9 Reid St

148

2a Cloud St

Balwyn

95

Jellis Craig 211

Marshall White One 251

Kay & Burton 238

RT Edgar 269

Fletchers 63 Fletchers 78 Marshall White 87 Marshall White 92 Marshall White 118 Marshall White 119 Marshall White 128 Marshall White 132 Marshall White 134 Abercromby’s 139 Jellis Craig 172 Jellis Craig 180 Jellis Craig 181 Jellis Craig 182 Jellis Craig 183 Jellis Craig 212 Kay & Burton 231 Kay & Burton 244 Noel Jones 248 RT Edgar 269 Gary Peer 274

Canterbury

2/77 Wattle Valley Rd Fletchers 76 27 Faversham Rd Marshall White 88 1a Monomeath Ave Marshall White 101 1 Grange Ave Marshall White 103 3 Griotte St Marshall White 128 27 Scott St Marshall White 131 4/17 Chatham Rd Marshall White 135 82 Wattle Valley Rd Marshall White 135 37 Athol Ave Jellis Craig 174 16 Alexandra Ave Jellis Craig 184 44 Bryson St Jellis Craig 185 3 Carinda Rd Jellis Craig 186 22 Mangarra Rd Jellis Craig 187 30 Milton St Jellis Craig 188 13 Mont Albert Rd Jellis Craig 212 32 Rochester Rd Kay & Burton 232 5/31 Faversham Rd Marshall White One 251 87 Highfield Rd RT Edgar 262

Caulfield North

Caulfield South

17 Wyuna Rd 2 Otira Rd

Marshall White 106 RT Edgar 260

48 Bealiba Rd

Ceres

210-228 Cochranes Rd

Deepdene 2 Gordon St

RT Edgar 261

Kay & Burton 245

Christopher Russell 137

Donvale Illawong Dve

East Melbourne

Jellis Craig 189

Ivanhoe

19-21 Riverside Rd

Ivanhoe East 16 Castella St

Kew

Jellis Craig 168

Jellis Craig 196

11 Grange Rd Fletchers 71 14 Bowen St Fletchers 74 3/204 Cotham Rd Fletchers 77 31 Holroyd St Marshall White 84 20 Studley Ave Marshall White 91 112 Edgevale Rd Marshall White 112 2a McEvoy St Marshall White 117 4 Wiltshire Dve Marshall White 121 19 Banool Ave Marshall White 123 4 Ellesmore Crt Marshall White 124 10 Molesworth St Jellis Craig 176 281 Barkers Rd Jellis Craig 197 1 Barry St Jellis Craig 198 50 Fellows St Jellis Craig 199 5 Hansen St Jellis Craig 200 5a Macartney Ave Jellis Craig 201 13 May St Jellis Craig 202 8 Thomas St Jellis Craig 203 17 Uvadale Gve Jellis Craig 204 2/44 Grandview Tce Jellis Craig 214 1 Yarra St Jellis Craig 215 1 Findon Cres Kay & Burton 244 9/13 Hope Crt Marshall White One 251 40 Denmark St Hocking Stuart 254

Kew East

77 Windella Ave 13 Hartwood St 84 Kilby Rd 20 Ramsay Ave 2/20 Tanner Ave

Fletchers 64 McLaren 79 Marshall White 108 Jellis Craig 205 Jellis Craig 215

178 George St Kay & Burton 228 130 Powlett St Kay & Burton 229 1801/279 Wellington Pde South Kay & Burton 230

114 Elizabeth St Marshall White 122 7/422-426 Glenferrie Rd RT Edgar 267

Elsternwick

Lower Plenty

25 Park St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 161 37 Hopetoun St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 161

Elwood

1-4/47 Dickens St

Glen Iris

Marshall White 96

7 Glentilt Rd Fletchers 70 23 Ashburton Rd Fletchers 77 35 Britten St Marshall White 97 49 Ranfurlie Cres Marshall White 107 7 Vernon St Marshall White 121 12 Kardinia Rd Marshall White 129 23 Creswick St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 149 49 Albion Rd Jellis Craig 190 118 Summerhill Rd Jellis Craig 191 1 Staughton Rd Jellis Craig 213 9 Goodwin St Jellis Craig 213 64 Celia St Noel Jones 249 26 Belmont Ave Hocking Stuart 253 25 Young St Thomson 274

Hawthorn

27 Glenroy Rd Marshall White 116 13 Urquhart St Marshall White 120 6 Swinburne Ave Marshall White 122 4 Bell St Marshall White 130 10/8 Wallen Rd Marshall White 136 50 Lisson Gve Jellis Craig 192 4/40 Creswick St Jellis Craig 214 1 Bowen St Woodards 219 14 Wellesley Rd Kay & Burton 233 3/1a Kooyongkoot Rd Kay & Burton 243 4/5 Denham St Marshall White One 250

Hawthorn East

14 Lilydale Gve Fletchers 74 8 Miami St Marshall White 82 5 Bluff St Marshall White 114 2/2 Hastings Rd Marshall White 129 11a Kaikoura Ave Marshall White 132 214/38 Camberwell Rd Bekdon Richards 136 8 Hastings Rd Jellis Craig 193 173 Rathmines Rd Jellis Craig 194 294 Riversdale Rd Jellis Craig 195 29 Harcourt St Kay & Burton 220 486 Barkers Rd Kay & Burton 234 26 Bayview Ave Kay & Burton 243 1304/480 Riversdale Rd RT Edgar 268

Kooyong

7 Roseburn Crt

Main Ridge 10 Roberts Rd

Malvern

RT Edgar 263

RT Edgar 271

37 Embling Rd Marshall White 98 11 Bonview Rd Marshall White 109 17 Parslow St Marshall White 110 50 Dixon St Marshall White 119 54 Edsall St Abercromby’s 142 2b Robinson St Abercromby’s 146 1a Canberra Gve Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 150 51 Edsall St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 162 68 McArthur St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 162 105 Claremont Ave Beller 217 67 Elizabeth St Kay & Burton 235 6 Wilks Ave RT Edgar 258

Malvern East

7/100 Burke Rd Marshall White 117 41a Brunel St Marshall White 133 101 Finch St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 151 76 Kerferd St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 152 71a Repton Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 153 2/35 Darling Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 163 8 Camino Tce Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 163 3 Devonshire Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 164 6 Warley Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 164 186 Waverley Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 165 20 Alma St Noel Jones 248 58 Central Park Rd Thomson 272

Melbourne

10/143 Franklin St

Meredith Shelford Rd

Mont Albert 6 Gawler Crt 15 Smythe Ave

Mont Albert North

10 Bundoran Pde 58 Melrose St 59 Rostrevor Pde

Mount Eliza 8 Royston Crt 239 Alton Rd

Mount Martha 21 Range Rd

Portsea

41 Wildcoast Rd

Prahran

St Kilda East

Surrey Hills

Gerard Collins 251

Port Melbourne

Marshall White 86

RT Edgar 270

79 Chatsworth Rd Marshall White 105 2/60 Upton Rd Marshall White 133 65a Alfred St Hodges 136 15 Spring St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 154 1 St Edmonds Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 165 40 Union St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 167 8 Cecil Plc RT Edgar 259 129 Chomley St Gary Peer 274

Prahran East 19 A’Beckett St

Red Hill 55 Gibb Rd

Richmond

RT Edgar 265

Kay & Burton 246

50 Clifton St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 278 Lennox St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 2 Waltham St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 12 Rose St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 2 Little Kent St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 4/105 Crown St Kay & Burton

Seaford

207 Nepean Highway

Somers 4 Haven St

Somerville

75-83 Bungower Rd

Sorrento

Unit 11/1 Hotham Rd

South Yarra

Abercromby’s 141

18 Hoyles Rd

Southbank

RT Edgar 266 RT Edgar 267

Kay & Burton 245

Pakenham Upper

2104/7 Yarra St 5/2 Rockley Rd

9 Grant St Kay & Burton 242 711 Garden Tower/250 St Kilda Rd RT Edgar 268

Marshall White 80

Mount Macedon

25 Beach St

Fletchers 69 Noel Jones 249 Noel Jones 249

155 156 157 166 166 237

Hocking Stuart 254

RT Edgar 271

Bowman & Co 275

Kay & Burton 247

46 Macfarlan St Marshall White 99 72 Oban St Marshall White 104 48 Davis Ave Marshall White 115 17-19 Alexandra Ave Abercromby’s 143 59 Marne St Abercromby’s 145 22 Hope St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 158 22 Macfarlan St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 159 19/49a Kensington Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 167 12 Davison Plc Williams Batters 255 4/168 Toorak Rd Williams Batters 255 50 Moore St Williams Batters 256

61 Alma Rd

17 Weybridge St 93 Middlesex Rd 8 Clyde St 211 Mont Albert Rd 1 Payne St 8a Scheele St 727 Canterbury Rd 6a Thistle St 18 Kennealy St 5 View St 52 Weybridge St 37 Union Rd 16 Gladstone St

Tallarook

365 Upper Goulburn Rd

Toolern Vale 226 Blackhill Rd

Toorak

Abercromby’s 144

Fletchers 65 Fletchers 73 Fletchers 76 Marshall White 111 Marshall White 123 Marshall White 125 Marshall White 130 Marshall White 131 Jellis Craig 206 Jellis Craig 207 Jellis Craig 208 Jellis Craig 216 Hocking Stuart 254

Abercromby’s 140

RT Edgar 264

1 Montalto Ave Marshall White 89 772 Orrong Rd Marshall White 90 3/103 Mathoura Rd Marshall White 93 7 Sargood St Marshall White 94 2 & 4/50 Washington St Marshall White 100 5 Evelina Rd Marshall White 102 2/15 Tintern Ave Marshall White 118 1a Dunraven Ave Marshall White 120 16 Burnie St Marshall White 125 2b Verdant Ave Marshall White 126 39 Clendon Rd Abercromby’s 138 1/3 Glover Crt Barry Plant 147 204/1 Wallace Ave Sotheby’s 147 31/546 Toorak Rd Rodney Morley Persichetti 147 3 Montalto Ave Woodards 218 106 St Georges Rd Kay & Burton 222 750 Orrong Rd Kay & Burton 223 15 Montalto Kay & Burton 224 6 Nareeb Crt Kay & Burton 225 5 Kenley Crt Kay & Burton 226 69 Grange Rd Kay & Burton 227 11 Tashinny Rd Kay & Burton 239 21 Mathoura Rd Kay & Burton 239 4 Grong Grong Crt Kay & Burton 240 8 Myrnong Cres Kay & Burton 240 7/518 Toorak Rd Marshall White One 250 244 Kooyong Rd Williams Batters 256 15 Evans Crt Williams Batters 257 2/703 Orrong Rd RT Edgar 265 9/16 Woorigoleen Rd RT Edgar 266 651 Malvern Rd Thomson 273

Trentham East 600 James Ln

Tuerong

80 Moorooduc Rd

Warrandyte 23 Osborne Rd

Windsor

1a Williams Rd

Yarra Glen

RT Edgar 270

Marshall White 85

Fletchers 72

Kay & Burton 241

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KEW EAST 13 Hartwood Street Classic Renovation Opportunity

AUCTION

Saturday 30 November at 11 am

Californian 1930´s Bungalow style timber home awaits the enthusiastic renovator with big rooms, high ceilings & the charm of this period of architecture including patterned ceilings, some leadlight windows, wide front verandah & even the combustion wood stove. The home comprises wide entry hall, formal lounge, separate dining room, huge master bedroom, two further bedrooms, central kitchen with gas cooking, neat bathroom & sunroom opening to a leafy garden with many fruit trees. Ideal new home site or multi-unit development (STCA).

INSPECT

Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm &

LAND

18.2 m x 45 m / 819 sq m approx.

CONTACT

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 & Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

278 High Street, Kew

9854 8888

Saturday 12 - 12:30pm

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MOUNT ELIZA 8 Royston Court Commanding one of the most spectacular bay views on the peninsula and set within over 2 acres (8086sqm) of magnificent undulating gardens at the end of a prestigious cul-de-sac above Sunnyside beach, this exceptional property offers the ultimate bayside lifestyle only 45 mins from the CBD. Reminiscent of a European villa, the impressively presented and luxuriously refurbished dimensions are all designed around an absolutely stunning infinity pool and expansive travertine terraces with pizza oven, creating a sensational indoor and outdoor entertaining precinct. The majestic marble reception hall introduces an elegant formal sitting and dining room warmed by a gas log fireplace, a generous home theatre room, gourmet cooks kitchen boasting Gaggenau appliances and a sunny casual dining area all oriented to enjoy the remarkable views. An impressive staircase leads up to the sumptuous main bedroom with balcony, lavish marble en-suite and opulent dressing room, two further bedrooms, a refined library and marble bathroom. A convenient guest bedroom and marble bathroom are located on the ground level. A putting green adds to the resort-style appeal of this sublime residence. Designed and constructed to the highest standards with European double glazed doors and windows throughout, a fabulous 1900 bottle wine cellar, zoned heating and cooling, alarm, security intercom, irrigation, 65,000L water tanks, triple garage and auto gates.

Auction

Sunday 1st December at 12pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm Saturday 4-4.30pm & Sunday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Robin Parker 0409 336 282 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.8roystoncourt-mounteliza.com

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Community Real Estate 9708 8667 James Crowder 0407 813 377

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HAWTHORN EAST 8 Miami Street A magnificent two-storey Victorian residence enjoying close proximity to the eclectic Auburn Village cafes, shops and station, plus Glenferrie Road, Camberwell Junction and some of Melbourne´s finest schools including Auburn South Primary; plus easy access to the CBD via public transport or CityLink. Arguably one of the earliest homes in the area when farmlands dominated the landscape, it is a landmark home of grand proportions typifying the elegance of the Victorian era with a perfect combination of original period features intricately preserved and enhanced by contemporary renovations and extensions delivering the very finest family lifestyle. Surrounded by classically styled gardens the gracious interior comprises a wide marble tiled arched hallway, formal sitting room, superb dining room facing an internal courtyard, downstairs main bedroom with dual WIRs and ensuite, powder room and laundry. Whilst upstairs has a library/study, three bedrooms, two with ensuites and a family bathroom. Exceptional family living and entertaining areas include a generous living room (OFP) plus superbly appointed Euro/granite kitchen (WIP) and dining area with picture windows and full-height glass doors opening to a paved entertaining area, private garden and solar heated in-ground pool/spa with adjacent retreat/ gymnasium, bathroom and loft guest bedroom accommodation with kitchenette. Other features include marble OFPS, hydronic heating, refrigerated/evap airconditioning+split-system R/C air-conditioners, ducted vacuum, large cellar, water tanks (5,000ltrs), remote gates, double carport plus off-street parking. Land size: 1,065sqm/11,459sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8miamistreet-hawthorneast.com

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KEW 31 Holroyd Street This architecturally significant Studley Park residence features a spacious, multi-level air-conditioned interior with leafy vistas from full-height glass walls/doors. The lower levels comprise tiled entry, laundry, sleek bathroom, family retreat & 2 bedrooms opening to a deck surrounding a solar heated infinity pool. Whilst the upper levels feature dark stained timber floors, foyer & terrace, guest & main bedrooms, WIR, ensuite & p/room plus generous living/dining with a state-of-the-art Euro/CaesarStone kitchen all flowing to an expansive terrace.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.31holroydstreet-kew.com

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TUERONG 80 Moorooduc Road 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. Irrigation water is available for the growing of vines and farming. All lots are serviced by roads, electricity and town water which offers excellent potential to resell some or all lots individually.

Expressions of Interest Close Friday November 29th at 5pm

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By appointment

Contact

Sean Cussell 0425 787 979 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.80moorooducroad-teurong.com

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PORT MELBOURNE 25 Beach Street Astounding attention to detail, architectural finishes and timeless design come together in this rare and opulent 4 BR, 4 bath home. Set over four levels, each with exclusive views across the bay, this sought after home 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, a short walk from the Port Melbourne shopping precinct.

Auction

Thursday 28th November at 12am

Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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 62 Glyndon Road Exclusively situated within 1,987sqm approx. of botanic gardens. This impressive c1932 residence´s spectacular indoor & outdoor dimensions deliver the ultimate family lifestyle. A sublime blend of period elegance & designer style is introduced through formal rooms, study, main bedroom (en-suite), 4 further bedrooms & stylish bathroom. State of the art kitchen with butler´s pantry, dining area & living room open to the garden with heated pool, nth-sth mod grass tennis court & cabana with wet bar & bathroom. Features heating/cooling, alarm, powder-room & 2xcar.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am & 4-4.30pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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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 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

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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TOORAK 1 Montalto Avenue This illustrious c1930´s English-style solid brick residence designed by Robert Bell Hamilton, projects a refined elegance through an abundance of formal and informal dimensions. Exquisite period detail embellishes the gracious formal rooms, billiards room, study and library. Expansive family areas including a premium Miele kitchen open to beautiful north gardens with pool. Flexible accommodation upstairs includes main bedroom with nursery/4th bedroom and ensuite, 2 further bedrooms and bathroom. Close to schools & transport. Land: 953sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1montaltoavenue-toorak.com

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TOORAK 772 Orrong Road Designed in 1962 to showcase cutting edge construction and quality and still reflecting the architect´s original intent, the brilliantly refurbished dimensions of this spectacular Toorak icon create an absolutely beautiful, functional and private family sanctuary. Expansive proportions, an abundance of glass and dark parquetry characterize the wonderful formal and informal spaces, study and sublime marble kitchen opening to landscaped gardens with heated pool. Focused around a retreat and sunny terrace, 4 bedrooms upstairs include main with en-suite. Land 600sqm/6,456sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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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.772orrongroad-toorak.com

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KEW 20 Studley Avenue Gracing beautifully established grounds of approximately 1159m2 in one of Studley Park´s pre-eminent positions, "Netherby", formally "McCutcheon House", a stately interwar two storey brick residence of 10 principal rooms, built in 1917 by the then leading architect Osborne McCutcheon for his own use, offers an enviable family lifestyle within easy range of numerous excellent independent schools. Includes a gleaming in-ground pool with cabana and adjoining alfresco entertaining areas, double garage, second driveway with carspace.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.20studleyavenue-kew.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 10-10.30am

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.13fermanaghroad-camberwell.com

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TOORAK 3/103 Mathoura Road Highlighted by sublime luxury, exquisite style and spectacular dimensions, this captivating boutique residence delivers unsurpassed lifestyle appeal. European oak floors and plantation shutters convey European elegance through formal living and dining (gas log fire) and relaxed living areas opening to a covered north-facing terrace. Gourmet Miele kitchen boasts marble benches and butler´s pantry. Three lavish bedrooms all feature marble en-suites. Includes keyless entry, lift access, heating/cooling, alarm, powderroom and basement car-parking for 3.

Private Sale

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Inspect

Wednesday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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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.3-103mathouraroadtoorak.com

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TOORAK 7 Sargood Street Reflecting timeless architectural flair through impressively spacious dimensions, this stunning architect designed residence delivers luxurious, low maintenance lifestyle appeal near Toorak and Hawksburn Villages and Beatty Ave. Exceptional proportions, timber floors and expanses of glass highlight the superb sense of space and light through study, generous formal and informal areas with superb Miele kitchen opening to landscaped north courtyard. Comprehensive finishes include lift access to three bedrooms (main with en-suite) and stylish bathroom upstairs.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.7sargoodstreet-toorak.com

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ARMADALE 42 Lambeth Avenue In a coveted location literally metres from High St, this glorious Victorian residence´s original elegance defines its enduring appeal while its previously renovated family spaces offer immediate comfort with potential to update. The imposing façade, reveals an impressive arched hallway flowing through to sitting room with marble fireplace, three bedrooms all with OFPs and a bright bathroom. The wellequipped modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and generous living and dining room open to a private northeast garden with carport.

Auction

Thursday 28th November at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 10.00-10.30am

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.42lambethavenue-armadale.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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GLEN IRIS 35 Britten Street Only rarely is such a stylish and contemporary design matched by family comfort with the effectiveness exhibited by this unforgettable residence, transformed by Watson Young Architects. 20.1 metre frontage and immediately inviting spaces brimful of natural light include formal lounge and dining (OFP) and informal living/dining with huge glass doors opening to an entertaining terrace and swimming pool. Cleverly conceived, well-equipped CaesarStone kitchen. Executive study and 4 bedrooms accommodate in style, main WIRs/spa ensuite. Land: 856sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.35brittenstreet-gleniris.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 12.45-1.15pm

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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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SOUTH YARRA 46 Macfarlan Street Tucked away in a tranquil locale metres from Toorak Rd, the spectacular architect designed transformation of this warehouse has created an unforgettable 55sq luxury domain complete with sensational north-facing rooftop deck and pool. Exceptionally spacious and opulently finished through living/dining with state of the art kitchen, study area and home theatre. Two bedrooms with marble en-suites are accompanied by stunning main with marble en-suite and sunny retreat. Includes 2xgarage and car-port.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30 & 6.30-7pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.46macfarlanstreet-southyarra.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

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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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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CANTERBURY 1A Monomeath Avenue Showcasing classic Arts & Craft period features & character this beautiful home in the privileged Golden Mile precinct comprises polished timber floors, wide hallway, formal sitting room, adjacent dining, study, upstairs retreat+City skyline glimpses, 2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms main/WIR/ ensuite & superbly appointed kitchen plus generous northfacing dining & informal living flowing to vine-clad terrace & a leafy courtyard. Includes hydronic heating, spit-system R/C air-conditioners, ample storage, rem/double garage+ workshop/storage.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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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.1amonomeathavenue-canterbury.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

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.5evelinaroad-toorak.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 12.30-1pm

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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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SOUTH YARRA 72 Oban Street Classically stylish and effortlessly functional, the timeless Wayne Gillespie design of this stunning three bedroom executive residence delivers a sophisticated lifestyle near Hawksburn and Toorak Villages and Hawksburn station. Travertine flows seamlessly from generous sitting and living/dining rooms with Miele kitchen out to expansive private terraces. Wine cellar, storage and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.72obanstreet-southyarra.com

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PRAHRAN 79 Chatsworth Road Enjoying a coveted location near Hawksburn Village, this classic double fronted Victorian residence establishes an utterly captivating light-filled ambience throughout. Behind the block-fronted faรงade, period elegance distinguishes the arched hallway, glorious formal rooms (OFPs), charming gourmet kitchen and inviting living/dining room (OFP) opening to a beautiful northwest garden. The main bedroom with en-suite opens to a leafy garden while two further bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom. Features heating/ cooling, alarm, irrigation and garage.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday from 12noon

Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.79chatsworthroad-prahran.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 from 10am

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Contact

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 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

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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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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KEW EAST 84 Kilby Road An imposing presence behind a picturesque 21m frontage, this gorgeous c1947 solid brick residence´s exceptional family proportions are impressively defined by refined elegance, captivating light-filled style and an idyllic location opposite parkland. Impeccably presented through sitting, formal dining (gas FP), gourmet kitchen, casual dining and expansive livingrm (gas FP) opening to gorgeous rear garden. The main bedroom (en-suite/WIR) is accompanied by 3 further bedrooms and 2 stylish bathrooms. Includes ducted heating/cooling, alarm, irrigation, gge, cport plus ample OSP.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12noon

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.84kilbyroad-keweast.com

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MALVERN 11 Bonview Road In a prized address near Malvern Gardens, Village and schools, this sensational Fasham Johnson designed family domain´s light-filled and exceptionally spacious dimensions are as effective today as when it was built. A marble hall introduces sitting room (gas fireplace), formal dining, family living/dining room (OFP), large well equipped kitchen and recreation room all exceedingly spacious and opening to a north courtyard and private northwest gardens. Two bedrooms with en-suites and WIRs, accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs), 3rd bathroom and study area.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.11bonviewroad-malvern.com

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MALVERN 17 Parslow Street Oriented to the north offering beautiful garden outlooks throughout, the timeless architect design of this c1970´s single level brick residence offers excellent entertainment space and immediate family comfort with scope to update, build or redevelop (STCA). Close to Malvern Village, Tooronga Village, excellent schools, with trams and trains at the doorstep. Signature vaulted timber ceilings and an abundance of glass define generous living areas, study, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, main with en-suite, den and spacious 4th bedroom/recreation room. Includes DLUG via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Thursday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.17parslowstreet-malvern.com

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SURREY HILLS 211 Mont Albert Road This beautifully renovated & extended 4/5 bedroom Edwardian residence c1910 is perfectly located close to all amenities and features a stunning crisp white dĂŠcor & luxuriously appointed, light-filled interior comprising, sitting room (OFP), study/5th bedrm, brilliant open plan northfacing family domain, stylish Euro/stone kitchen, downstairs master suite (WIR/ensuite), pwd/rm, upstairs family retreat, 3 further bedrms, bathrm and roof storage. Also includes split-system R/C air-cons, landscaped garden with spa, storage shed, auto gates and double carport.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.211montalbertroad-surreyhills.com

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KEW 112 Edgevale Road This superbly renovated Victorian residence in the heart of the private school precinct comprises arched Baltic Pine hallway, 4 bedrooms, main/ensuite, family bathroom+ laundry, superb Smeg/CaesarStone kitchen and full-width dining/living opening to an expansive deck gently shaded by a Weeping Elm tree, leafy Silver Birch trees & private garden with built-in gas barbeque. Also features alarm, ducted heating/cooling, R/C airconditioner, motorized blinds (family living), roof storage, off-street parking with remote gates plus rear lane access.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.112edgevaleroad-kew.com

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BALWYN 10 Conway Crescent Don´t be deceived by the stunning late 1920´s façade, this totally rebuilt 4 bedroom plus study weatherboard residence is adorned with fine modern finishes and multiple family friendly living expanses. Beautifully presented throughout, features include large northerly formal rooms with fireplace, Bosch kitchen with granite benchtops, adjoining family room opening to a heated alfresco entertaining area, fully separate versatile studio/games room, main bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, garage.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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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.10conwaycrescent-balwyn.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 5 Bluff Street An allotment of some 1048sqm surrounds this traditional Edwardian 3 bedroom home, creating a compelling case for new home site scope or for renovation/extension options, STCA, enhanced by Auburn South Primary School zoning, proximity to Bialik College & easy access to Cato Park, Tooronga village & CityLink. The current 3 bedroom residence, introduces deep, wide, north facing rear dimensions, accompanied by original garage, carport & work-shop/storage, that inspire ideas for making the most of a desirable address. 18.29m x 56.4m approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.5bluffstreet-hawthorneast.com

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SOUTH YARRA 48 Davis Avenue A spectacular achievement in design, this glorious Victorian residence has been brilliantly transformed by a breathtaking architect designed extension. Baltic pine floors and pressed metal ceilings are magnificently displayed through sitting room (marble OFP), study/music room & 3 bedrooms (OFPs) with stylish en-suite and designer bathroom. Upstairs, the main bedroom features en-suite and study. The remarkable extension boasts soaring ceilings and an abundance of glass through generous living/dining areas and European kitchen opening to stunning garden.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.48davisavenue-southyarra.com

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HAWTHORN 27 Glenroy Road A stunning illustration of lifestyle excellence in a premier Scotch Hill position, this magnificent modern residence sets an unrivalled standard of quality and sophistication architect designed to indulge and entertain. A builder's own brimming with state-of-the-art features near fine schools, Glenferrie Rd, parklands and trams; boasting four bedrooms (spa ensuite), four bathrooms, formal lounge and dining, family living/meals, north-facing entertainment area, premium Gaggenau kitchen, 17.5m indoor pool, gym, home automation and 2+2 garage.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.27glenroyroad-hawthorn.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 11-11.30am

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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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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 and expansive living/dining with stunning Miele kitchen opening to northwest terrace overlooking the park. The main bedroom with stylish ensuite/WIR opens to a north balcony while the two double bedrooms (BIRs), study/4th bedroom and bathroom capture natural light. Fully appointed with every convenience including 3 x basement parking.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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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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TOORAK 2/15 Tintern Avenue Thoroughly renovated and beautifully presented, this exceptional single-level 2 bedroom and study residence provides an appealing low-maintenance environment blessed with lovely light-filled interiors and a sun-drenched courtyard garden. An excellent floor plan delivers generous living and dining spaces accompanied by an expansive kitchen with stylish CaesarStone benches and Bosch appliances, study and two spacious bedrooms, beautifully appointed main with ensuite. Features 2nd bathroom, seperate laundry, and double lock up garage.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-15tinternavenue-toorak.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 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8lyndenstreet-camberwell.com

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CAMBERWELL 18 Pine Avenue A 1980s original, still relevant to lifestyle needs today, this substantial family residence´s huge living and dining areas lead to a bright kitchen/meals space and a massive separate family room, offering options as a games room or home theatre. A home office, separate study and a north facing teenager´s retreat or au pair´s apartment are complemented by three additional downstairs bedrooms, central bathroom and upstairs main suite. Pool, spa, water tanks and a double carport. Close to Anderson Park, Burke Road trams and Camberwell Junction. Land size 797sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.18pineavenue-camberwell.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

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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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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HAWTHORN 13 Urquhart Street Situated in the highly regarded Urquhart Estate this mid 1930´s brick residence has been untouched for some considerable time offering a sought after opportunity & scope to renovate/extend out or up (STCA) plus capital gains prospects. Highlighted by an attractive art deco façade, north-facing rear, leadlight windows/doors & decorative ceilings it comprises entrance hall, sitting & dining room, 2 bedrooms, sunroom, modern kitchen with informal dining/ living, bathroom plus laundry with shower/WC. Incls a bungalow, shed & double garage. Land: 702sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Chris Alcock 0407 907 748

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.13urquhartstreet-hawthorn.com

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TOORAK 1a Dunraven Avenue Exclusively situated near Toorak and Hawksburn Villages, Beatty Ave & Toorak station, the exceptional light-filled proportions & captivating elegance showcased by this luxurious residence provide uncompromised low maintenance lifestyle enjoyment. An impressive sitting & dining rm, inviting living room & gourmet Miele kitchen with dining surround a beautiful private north garden with plunge pool. Providing excellent lock up & leave convenience, it features 3 bdrms with ensuites, heating/cooling, alarm, security intercom & 2xgarage. Land: 382sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1adunravenavenue-toorak.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 lightfilled multi-level living and arguably one of Melbourne's finest views of the City skyline. Situated in the iconic Willsmere building, this home features high pressed-metal ceilings, marble FPs, casual and formal living/dining and chef-designed kitchen, wide terrace with city views over parklands, main double bedroom and master bathroom, second double bedroom or study/home office. Also including a second bathroom, two further double bedrooms with city views and a retreat with mezzanine level under the rare Mansard roofline, and two secure carspaces. Located only 10 minutes from the CBD and nearby EastLink, transport, private schools and Melbourne Uni within close proximity to Kew Junction.

Auction

Saturday 16th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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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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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. Land size 871sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 23rd November at 12pm

Inspect

Thursday from 12noon & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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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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HAWTHORN 6 Swinburne Avenue Sympathetic renovations & extensions to this fine & inviting 1930s Urquhart Estate brick home blend harmoniously with the original period styling enhancing an interior comprising entrance hall, formal sitting (GLF) & dining room, study, 4 bedrooms (BIRs), 2 pristine bathrooms, p/room & laundry. A stylish open-plan sky-lit granite/Miele kitchen plus informal dining/living flows effortlessly to a paved alfresco area & garden. Features include alarm, hydronic heating, R/C airconditioners, ample storage including attic, remote gates & garage plus OSP.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6swinburneavenue-hawthorn.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 with direct access. Timber floors & plantation shutters accentuate the contemporary ambience through sitting (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

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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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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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 10-10.30am

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.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 11-11.30am

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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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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 2.15-2.45pm

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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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KEW 4 Ellesmore Court Situated in an exclusive enclave within an easy stroll of Kew Junction, this independent two storey town residence facilitates a perfect blend of indoor and out door family entertaining and features large integrated living and dining rooms with marble fire place, modern kitchen with adjoining casual dining/living area, 4 bedrooms over two levels, main with walk-in robe and ensuite, three bathrooms, upstairs study and large sun soaked terrace, ducted heating, private rear garden with entertaining patio, double auto garage with internal entry.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 11.30am-12pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4ellesmorecourt-kew.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 from 2pm

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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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TOORAK 16 Burnie Street Created by celebrated architect Nonda Katsalidis, this inviting residence´s serene, stylish, private and sun-drenched spaces create a wonderful private lifestyle oasis near Toorak Village, Como Park and the Yarra. The intelligently designed floor plan features parquetry through the stunning sitting room (gas fireplace) and generous living/dining area each opening to private courtyards and served by a contemporary European kitchen. Two spacious bedrooms upstairs are complemented by a stylish mosaic bathroom. Features heating/cooling, auto-gates and OSP.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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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.16burniestreet-toorak.com

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TOORAK 2B Verdant Avenue Totally captivating, this English style double storey residence´s elegant, radiant and beautifully proportioned spaces deliver a tranquil and refined lifestyle directly opposite RSY and near Toorak Village. Streaming with light and featuring timber floors, the stunning sitting room (gas fireplace), superbly appointed gourmet kitchen and inviting dining room open to the picturesque northeast courtyard. Upstairs, new wool carpets feature through the main bedroom (ensuite), two further bedrooms and travertine bathroom. Includes a garage.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2bverdantavenue-toorak.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 1.45-2.15pm

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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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ASHWOOD 11 Beechwood Terrace In a tranquil cul-de-sac on Gardiner´s Creek, this stunning double storey residence´s contemporary elegance & exceptional spaces provide a refined family sanctuary near schools, parks, transport & shops. Light filled designer style defines a study, formal sitting & dining room, generous living/dining room & gourmet Ilvie kitchen opening to a sensational west-facing garden. The main bedroom with retreat & stylish en-suite/WIR is complemented by 3 further bedrooms, designer bathroom & living/retreat. Luxuriously appointed.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 4-4.30pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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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.11beechwoodterrace-ashwood.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 12.15-12.45pm

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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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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 from 10am

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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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CANTERBURY 3 Griotte Street Amid the manicured Gas light surrounds of the Hassett Estate, "Heimath" presents a brilliant opportunity to custom design your contemporary living environment blending delightful 1930´s character with the finest modern finish close to renowned schools, Riversdale Road trams and Middle Camberwell shops. Elevated and set back on a magnificent 647 sqm allotment, extended three bedroom proportions present a rewarding renovation canvas (STCA) featuring high decorative ceilings, spacious dimensions, roller garage with storage and off street parking.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

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Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3griottestreet-canterbury.com

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GLEN IRIS 12 Kardinia Road A renowned neighbourhood celebrated for its easy access to fine local and independent schools, celebrated parkland and comprehensive shopping sets the ideal stage for long term family lifestyle success. This original Bungalow enjoys all these assets as well as a generous 675 sqm (approx) block on one of the area´s most desirable tree lined boulevards. Renovate/extend or more appropriately, build a brand new family home (STCA). Just a short walk from Ashburton Village and public transport facilities.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12noon

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.12kardiniaroad-gleniris.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 10.15-10.45am & Saturday from 12noon

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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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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

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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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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HAWTHORN 4 Bell Street Boasting a superb central location together with a sunny westerly rear orientation, this attractive semi detached Victorian weatherboard residence offers ideal renovation opportunities in a highly coveted precinct. In comfortable condition throughout and enjoying the car parking benefits of a long side driveway this single fronted 3 bedroom plus study gem is within an easy 5 minute stroll of vibrant Glenferrie Road´s fine dining, boutique shops, train station and Swinburne University.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

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Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Web

www.4bellstreet-hawthorn.com

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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CommVest Management Tim McDermott 0419 360 790


CANTERBURY 27 Scott Street This slate-roofed late 1930s clinker brick residence offers a frequently sought-after and rarely found opportunity to renovate/extend (STCA) a period home in this leafy, bluechip location with an interior featuring high, decorative ceilings, Baltic Pine floors, wide entrance hall, formal living with OFP & box bay window, north-facing dining, 4 bedrooms, period-style bathroom & modern kitchen/meals opening to an informal living area, laundry/WC & northfacing brick paved/walled outdoor entertaining. Includes ducted heating, garden shed & OSP. Land: 579sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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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.27scottstreet-canterbury.com

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SURREY HILLS 6a Thistle Street A rare piece of Surrey Hills history originally "Hillsboro" c1886 offering unique opportunity to preserve this important historical homestead. Retaining original three front rooms and wonderful period exterior/interior comprising five principal rooms currently 4 bedrooms, laundry, powder room, timber kitchen and period-style bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6athistlestreet-surreyhills.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 1.45-2.15pm

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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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CAMBERWELL 2/147 Through Road Quietly fronting Green St with gorgeous garden bathing in north sun, this outstanding three bedroom, two bathroom villa unit beautifully blends modern elegance, quality features and secluded alfresco areas. Close to shopping village, parklands and public transport, the single-level layout revolves around a huge entertainment courtyard and includes formal lounge (gas fireplace), north-facing living and casual dining, granite kitchen, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, video intercom, parquetry floor and drive-through double auto garage.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm Saturday 10-10.30am

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Michael Ryan 0400 676 403 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2-147throughroad-camberwell.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 12.15-12.45pm

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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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PRAHRAN 2/60 Upton Road One of just 2 and combining Art Deco elegance with contemporary style, this beautifully refurbished c1930´s residence´s enticing lifestyle appeal is further enhanced by a stunning landscaped private garden. Polished timber floors and ornate ceilings define the entrance hall, inviting living room (OFP), light filled dining area and modern kitchen. Two generous bedrooms share a stylish bathroom. Stairs lead down to the private leafy yet low maintenance garden and garage, an idyllic space to entertain or relax.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-60uptonroad-prahran.com

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ALBERT PARK 22 Neville Street The instant allure of this stylish solid brick Edwardian residence´s stunning indoor and outdoor dimensions is matched by an irresistible location near schools, the beach, cafes and trams. Timber floors through the hallway to two bedrooms (WIR/BIR), stylish bathroom and sitting room/3rd bedroom (gas fireplace). Vaulted ceilings accentuate the sense of space through the living/dining room (gas fireplace) and sleek European kitchen opening to a fabulous northwest courtyard with heated pool.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

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Saturday 12.15-12.45pm & Thursday 1-1.30pm

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Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.22nevillestreet-albertpark.com

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CAMBERWELL 6 Crellin Grove The distinctive Art Deco façade of this evocative solid brick 4-bedroom residence highlights its enduring charisma while its comfortable, light-filled dimensions provide instant family appeal perfect for now but with scope to update, in an enviable location near trains, trams, schools, parks and Leo´s Supermarket. Original period features distinguish sitting room (OFP) and formal dining with gas fireplace. Well-equipped kitchen, casual dining and living room open to a private garden. Immaculately presented, it also features a studio/home office and garage.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 9.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6crellingrove-camberwell.com

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CANTERBURY 4/17 Chatham Road This superbly appointed and immaculately maintained town residence features an open plan living area, stylish kitchen overlooking a north- facing sandstone courtyard, sitting/ dining room, 3 bedrooms, main/ensuite/WIR, & separate bathroom. Features include alarm, ducted heating/vacuum, remote/double garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 4.15-4.45pm

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Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.4-17chathamroad-canterbury.com

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CANTERBURY 82 Wattle Valley Road This quiet, private & secure brick family home is an excellent example of early 1980s architecture, cleverly designed around a north-facing in-ground pool & paved outdoor entertaining area. A zoned interior features natural materials, family room/study to walled front garden, generous living with 2-way OFP dividing the dining area, modern kitchen plus split-level rear accommodation including ldry, family bathroom & 3 bedrooms, BIRs, main with ensuite/spa bath & sauna. Include alarm, d/heating/ cooling/vacuum, l/m gardens, rem/double garage/OSP.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm

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Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.82wattlevalleyroad-canterbury.com

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HAWTHORN 10/8 Wallen Road Occupying a breathtaking riverfront position on Fairview Park, this 140sqm fully renovated luxurious ground level apartment´s supremely stylish and impressively spacious dimensions combine the serenity of parkland vistas with easy access to shops, cafes, transport and freeway access. Designed with consummate flair, the exceptionally generous living and dining room (gas fireplace) with gourmet kitchen opens to a stunning garden with gate to the park. Two beautiful bedrooms includes stylish en-suites. Includes RC/ air-conditioning, alarm and 2x basement car-spaces.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

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Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.10-8wallenroad-hawthorn.com

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Auction Saturday 12.30pm

214/38 Camberwell Rd Hawthorn East

SAVE

Prahran 65a Alfred Street

UP TO

55K

$

STAMP DUTY PAID BY THE DEVELOPER

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

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PRIVATE SALE INSPECTION Thurs 14th Nov 1.30pm -2.00pm Sat 16th Nov 10.00am -10.30am CONTACT

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

OFFICE

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

PHONE

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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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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.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

DEEPDENE 2 Gordon Street Redevelop, Rebuild or Renovate This 1930s 3 bedroom solid brick family home on approx. 874sqm of land with a wide 23.26m frontage offers great potential. Comprising: 3 large bedrooms, beautiful tiled bathroom, large central kitchen, formal lounge with open fire place adjoining a separate large dining room with alcove window, garage & carport. Classical ceilings & stained glass windows, & picturesque gardens complete the package. Close to parks, schools, Deepdene & Balwyn shopping precincts, Whitehorse Road 109 tram and Freeway, it will stretch the limits of the imaginations of the potential buyer.......YOU!

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Saturday 16th November at 1.00pm $1.7 Million plus Thursday 1.00-1.30pm; Saturday 12.30-1pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

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Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm $1 Million plus Thursday 3-3.30pm: Saturday 1-1.30pm Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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A5 | B4 | C4

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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 & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------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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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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A3 | B1

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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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A6 | B4 | C3 | D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Saturday 30th November at 11.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Strictly By Appointment Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday 3.00-3.30pm

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| 17-19 Alexandra Avenue

Luxury And Lifestyle At Its Best

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This exquisite modern family residence of 11 principle rooms features formal sitting/dining, excellent study with river views, 5/6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, open plan living room and fully equipped kitchen with walk in pantry. Contemporary lines with landscaped low maintenance gardens. Excellent natural light and also plenty of zoned outdoor areas including an extensive North facing, full width balcony. Additional features include: C-bus system, pool and spa, rear access to three car garaging and beautiful Yarra river views. Land size 722 sqm approximately. NB: Subject to Lease - expires September 2014

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A4 | B3 | C3

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Saturday 30th November at 1.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 61 Alma Road

’The Priory’ c1890

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A St Kilda icon since this rare and illustrious American Romanesque residence´s significant period integrity is matched by the unique scope its spaces provide for a fabulous future. Grand exterior aesthetics introduce impressive period-rich interiors including luxuriously large lounge (OFP and beautiful arched window), huge living and dining domain, OFP and cosy sitting room/study, OFP. A wellappointed kitchen is equipped with quality appliances and its original wood fired stove. Upstairs, 4 bedrooms plus study, accompanied by a living room with balcony access. 3 bathrooms, studios and workshops. Land size 828sqm approx.

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A4 | B2 | C2

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Kate Cusack 0438 334 374 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction: Saturday 7th December at 10.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Wednesday 11.30-12.00noon & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 59 Marne Street

Brilliance In The Botanic Gardens Precinct

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The Royal Botanic Gardens, proximity to leading schools and beautifully renovated spaces each play a significant part in the success of this outstanding family residence. Elegant formal entertaining rooms lead to everyday living/ dining dimensions that face north, open to a generous courtyard and are complemented by a sophisticated kitchen. Four upstairs bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a main suite opening to a charming terrace, contribute desirable accommodation to a home filled with inspired ideas including a fitted study zone, storage, alfresco kitchen and tandem porte cochere car parking.

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Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

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Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

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abercrombys.com.au

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MElbournE 10/143 Franklin Street

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Light, texture & intriguing artistic concepts combine to define this truly unique inner-city penthouse of house-like proportions. The largest of just 13 apartments in tightly held Vosti House, spanning 4 magnificent levels at the rear of the block, removed from the hustle & bustle beyond, with a private security entrance. Understandably, this property has never been offered for sale in its 20-year history. Accommodating 3 beds & 2 baths over approx. 268sqm of living space, incl 92sqm of rooftop terraces & enjoying the perfect northerly aspect, hydronic heating, double glazed bedroom windows & excellent storage. With the city & Queen Vic Markets on your doorstep, the list of local points of interest & transport options is inexhaustible. Leave your car in the secure titled car space because you may never need it! The gentrification of this exciting locale is well underway, with this pocket of Melbourne set to lead the way for creative inner-city concepts.

AuCtIon Saturday 23rd nov 3.30pm VIEw thursday 5.30 - 6.00pm Saturday 3.30 - 4.00pm & Sunday 1.00 – 1.30pm ContACt Eleanor Smith 0407 393 566 Stephen Smith 0447 393 633

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Toorak | 204/1 Wallace Avenue

TooRak, 31/546 TooRak Road

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, 2nd bedroom and generous side-by-side basement parking.

‘BaRRidene’ Be SeRenaded By LighT and LuxuRy

Private Sale Price upon request View Wed & Sat 3- 3.30pm Michel Grasyan 0407 317 602

auCTion: Sun 1ST deCeMBeR aT 1 inSPeCT: SaT, Sun 2-2:45 & Wed 12-12:45 Susan Wolper 0418 505 518 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

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Greg Herman 0411 473 307

14 Wallace Avenue,Toorak

9825 0555

For those seeking the superior Toorak lifestyle, comes this tastefully renovated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment serenaded by panoramic green views throughout. Showcasing an entertainer’s kitchen with European appliances, enormous living & dining room, elegant family room & auto window furnishings. A marble foyer, dual lift, resident caretaker, outdoor pool and secure parking for 2 cars complement this pleasure package. Tram at the doorstep. Moments to Toorak Village, parks & schools. 2

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DOCKLANDS 9936 9999 818 Bourke Street

Sat 23rd November 11.00AM (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

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INSPECT

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CONTACT

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

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IVANHOE 19-21 Riverside Road 5

5

10

5

2

1

1

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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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BALWYN 7 Kenilworth Street 5

3

4

5

1

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A triumph of spectacular 5-Star design fusing vast family spaces, expansive resort-style outdoors & elevated views, this magnificent 5 Bedroom, 3 bathroom residence is a luxury entertainer of infinite refinement, sophistication & quality. A builder's own on 1160sqm (approx) near schools, shopping, parks & public transport, this incomparable domain boasts beautiful Formal & Family areas, Study zone, Rumpus room, granite Miele Kitchen, 3 bathrooms, doubleglazing, balconies, entertainment deck, Cabana, selfcleaning interlinked pools & remote-control double garage.

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11am ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 1160 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399       Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Balwyn 9831 2800 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.7kenilworthst.com ____________________________________________________

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CAMBERWELL 37 Stanhope Grove 5

4

3

4

1

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A secluded sanctuary of unrivalled splendour, luxury & sophistication, this beautiful 4 Bedroom, 4 bathroom residence c1906 affords refined family living & alfresco entertaining in the highly-regarded Prospect Hill Estate. Comprises (downstairs retreat ensuite with stone bath), magnificent Formal & Family rooms, superior Kitchen & Miele butler's Kitchen, Wunderlich ceilings, heating/cooling, alarm, video intercom, vacuum, landscaped gardens, selfcleaning pool/spa, self-contained apartment & triple garage. Near schools, Camberwell Junction & Read Gardens.

AUCTION Thursday 28th November at 7pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & 6-6.30pm,

Saturday 2.15-2.45pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 19.81m x 51.38m approx (1,017sqm approx) ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Geordie Dixon 0418 588 399       ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.37stanhopegrove.com ____________________________________________________

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CANTERBURY 37 Avenue Athol 5

3

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The Tudor style is elegantly reflected in the façade however the contemporary finesse as a family entertainer is only evident when you step inside this beautifully established 1930´s home. Positioned on a Golden Mile Ave amidst the finest schools, this luxurious home caters for all ages and occasion with refined spaces flowing to expansive casual areas, crowd-pleasing Euro/Stone Kitchen, fabulous conservatory for any-weather gatherings and king-sized indoor salt pool/spa overlooking private gardens. An upstairs Teen Retreat/Studio enjoys own access.

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11am ____________________________________________________ INSPECT

Thursday 11.45am-12.15pm &

Saturday 2-2.30pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 914 sq metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Mark Read 0402 215 841 James Scoones 0413 872 558 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Balwyn 9831 2800 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.37avenueathol.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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AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11:30am

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105 Claremont Avenue, Malvern Enchanting Family Edwardian With Exquisite Alfresco Setting This charming 4-bed, 3-bath Edwardian (c1903) on 790sqm (approx) beautifully blends the delightful features of yesteryear with an exquisite modern touch for truly inspirational family living. With elegant formal lounge & dining rooms (high ceilings & classic OFPs) and an updated kitchen/meals (Caesarstone benchtops, s-steel appls, a breakfast bar & integrated d/washer), the supremely spacious 92family Chapel Street, areas open out toWindsor an idyllic north-facing alfresco setting of a solar-heated pool, self-contained pool-house & tree-lined paved courtyard. Includes secure 2-car OSP, downstairs master with WIR & sublime ensuite, private study/4th bedroom, heating & cooling, sep laundry/drying room & video intercom.

9510 1966

Agent Robert German 0411 170 717 View Thursday 3:00-3:45pm Saturday 12:30- 1:15pm

92 Chapel Street, Windsor

9510 1966

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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 11.00 - 11.30

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 Camberwell 9805 1111

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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HAWTHORN 1 Bowen Street

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Unmask the potential... First time offered since 1957 and set just 1 in from cosmopolitan Glenferrie Rd. This original 3 bedroom classic is superbly positioned for amazing things. With flexible commercial/residential use and side lane access, it offers unlimited scope to upgrade/redevelop. This tidy number has everything going for it...right location, zoning, North facing rear garden and broad frontage set on land approx.. 11.2m x 28.4m - 318 sqm.

ALPHINGTON 207/21 Rex Avenue

Estate Realisation Auction Sat 30 Nov, 2.00 View Thu 11.00 - 11.30 & Sat 1.30 - 2.00 Helena Chow 0407 226 828 John Piccolo 0408 102 050 Auctioneer Camberwell 9805 1111

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Architecturally redesigned and sublimely fitted, this exceptional apartment exudes opulence with covered balcony to Coate Park. Possessing unique additions such as built in bookcases, library and Scandinavian floors, storage & robes. Superb Miele apps, stone bench tops and high quality cabinetry. Features spl/sys, video entry and elevator to u'ground car park, storage facilities. Ideal for professionals or City residence. Just 900 metres to Fairfield Village & Rail. Set in Paul Bangay and Rothelowman design, Riverwood sets the benchmark of quality living for years to come.

Selling now closes Tuesday December 3rd Quoting POA View Wed 1-2pm, Sat 10.00-10.30am Prue Jones 0419 352 439 Krystyne Dupont 0434 779 913 Ivanhoe 9499 1276

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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106 St Georges Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 26th November at 5pm 222 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

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

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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 Gerald Delany

0418 530 392 0418 322 994 0418 355 337

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15 Montalto Avenue Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 3rd December at 5pm 224 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

‘Chanson’ This stunning single level Georgian inspired residence designed by renowned architects Rosenthal Munckton and Shields has been fastidiously built and finished with French provincial themes and is positioned in this prized location minutes from Toorak Village. Featuring magnificent formal reception room with 18ft ceiling and limestone walls, a landscaped North facing courtyard, hydronic floor heating and double garage on land 730 sqm (approx). VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Andrew Smith Michael Gibson

0413 309 605 0418 530 392

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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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5 Kenley Court Toorak

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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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69 Grange Road Toorak

AUCTION Sunday 1st December at 12noon

Toorak Living at its Best Located in the heart of Toorak this idyllic two-storey home sitting on approx. 962sqm is perfect for a growing family. Minutes from Toorak Village the renovated period home comprises a modern kitchen overlooking an expansive deck and backyard, four bedrooms, a study area, two bathrooms, spacious laundry, numerous entertaining and living areas, three car garage and ducted heating and cooling. Other features include abundant storage, ďŹ replaces, and security. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm

CALL Ross Savas Andrew Sahhar

0418 322 994 0417 363 358

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178 George Street East Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 19th November at 5pm 228 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 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 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom Andrew Smith

0412 269 999 0419 330 968 0413 309 605

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1801/279 Wellington Parade South East Melbourne EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 2nd December at 5pm 230 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

ONE Spectacular Penthouse This customised Penthouse (approx 50 sq) with 360degree awe inspiring views features expansive open plan kitchen, living, dining & viewing room, sitting /study, enormous main bedroom suite, 2 further bedrooms(BIR) & central bathroom. Featuring private lobby, oor to ceiling windows, heated travertine oors, powder room, private elevator to the roof terrace, BI BBQ, spa, 5 car spaces, storage & separate laundry. Luxurious public areas including pool, gym, steam room and concierge. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Monique Depierre 0407 881 327 Cher Coad 0412 252 858

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8 Russell Street Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11am

Outstanding Tara Estate family setting Amidst prized company in coveted Tara Estate, this exceptional 4 bedroom/2 bathroom Victorian home is a classic character with a contemporary heart offering serene sanctuary with a tropical-style garden wonderland and salt/solar pool providing soothing backdrop throughout. With lovely formal living (gas ďŹ re), ďŹ tted kitchen and a superb expanse of casual family spaces overlooking luxuriant pool/garden oasis. With rear double auto garage, huge tasting cellar, powder room, solar panels, HRV system, heating, security, 12,000 litres rainwater tanks, front carport/extra OSP. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards Richard Spratt

0419 305 802 0423 759 481 0412 493 189

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32 Rochester Road Canterbury

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 3rd December at 5pm 232 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Privacy, Style & Sophistication Superbly positioned on one of Canterbury’s most beautiful tree lined streets is this immaculately presented, substantial family home set on charming garden surrounds complete with tennis court and pool. This beautiful home offers entry foyer, generous living room enjoying garden views, formal dining, marble kitchen, all opening onto pool and entertaining areas. Comprising 5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gym, study, creating the perfect family home. NOTE: Land Size 2,100m² approx. VIEW By Appointment, Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Ross Savas Sam Wilkinson Emma Bloom

0418 322 994 0400 169 148 0419 330 968

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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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486 Barkers Road Hawthorn East

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Classic Victorian Grandeur with a Contemporary Family Focus Secreted deep behind tranquil auto-gated gardens amid Melbourne’s premier schools, this exceptional 4 bedroom/2 bathroom Victorian brings to light classic and contemporary beauty on substantial grounds with separate self-contained accommodation. Comprising spectacular foyer, library, formal living, grand dining, entertainer’s euro kitchen/meals (butler’s pantry) and capacious family room. A wonderful bonus for lucky teenager or live-in au pair, the garden cottage (plus studio) is beautifully appointed with ensuite bedroom, living area, kitchen and terrace. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson Tim Picken Judy Balloch

0417 581 074 0419 305 802 0408 753 877

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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 three bedrooms with BIR, two bathrooms, additional study alcove and living area. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 7 - 7.30pm, Saturday 4 - 4.30pm

CALL Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556

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15 Smythe Avenue Mont Albert

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 2pm 236 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Something old, something new? A Californian Bungalow charmer perfectly placed for family allure in a prime leafy avenue with 109 tram and Village shops at one end of the street and gorgeous Mont Albert Park and playground at the other. In gloriously original condition, this 3 bedroom home is bursting with exciting scope to continue the 1920’s character through elegant formal rooms whilst adding your own contemporary spaces. Alternatively, design your own family dream home or townhouse development (STCA) on a substantial level allotment (1200sqm), close to Mont Albert Primary School. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0417 581 074 0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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4/105 Crown Street Richmond

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 5th December at 5pm

Rare River Views & Style An exclusive outlook immediately over the Yarra to Hawthorn parkland. The tranquil ambience, sophisticated spaces, and closeness to the CBD & Arts precinct complement this remarkable three bedroom town residence. A cul-de-sac retreat with river trails at the doorstep and vibrant cafes, restaurants and all that Richmond offers nearby; boasting versatile home ofďŹ ce/gym, living and dining, gourmet kitchen, two bathrooms, powder room, spectacular terraces and double garage. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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10 Mulgoa Street Brighton

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World Class Living On The Golden Mile Showcasing design and construction details never before attempted, this classical Parisian style ďŹ ve-bedroom, eight-bathroom plus a study residence is without question Brighton’s most luxurious home. Set on a north-facing 1130sqm/12,168sqft approx block, this superlative 150 square residence features incredible entertaining facilities from a billiards room with a vodka bar, a 12-seater home theatre, a large recreation room, a gymnasium, sauna, a heated pool and spa and a six car basement garage. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Justin Follett Ian Jackson David Curtis

0405 996 822 0419 593 663 0417 122 352

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11 Tashinny Road Toorak

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21 Mathoura Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 1pm

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 10.30 - 11am

Freestanding Victorian in the Heart of Toorak This unique 4 bedrooms plus study double fronted brick Victorian home, wonderfully positioned within minutes’ walk to public transport, major schools, Hawksburn and Toorak Village’s fabulous shops, restaurants and cafes. A superb home offers high ceilings and polished floor boards throughout, four excellent sized bedrooms, main bathroom, large living room with open fireplace, good sized kitchen with dining room and sunroom spilling out to alfresco entertaining area and paved courtyard. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074

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CALL Peter Kudelka Sarah Case

0418 319 439 0439 431 020

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4 Grong Grong Court Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 11am

8 Myrnong Crescent Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 16th November at 12noon 240 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

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 Wednesday & Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

“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

CALL Jacqui Ralph Peter Kudelka

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

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CALL Clive Nettlefold Gerald Delany Matt Davis

0418 338 459 0418 355 337 0412 466 858

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25 Adelaide Street Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 12noon

1a Williams Road Windsor

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11am

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 filled 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, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

“One building – Two apartments” This handsome 1930’s duplex to be sold as a whole is a prime opportunity offering purchasers flexibility to owner occupy or invest. Currently comprising two, 2 bedroom apartments both with secure off street parking, rear courtyards and both currently tenanted. The total land area is approx 262sqm with a planning permit for a two lot subdivision available. In comfortable order throughout with scope to further update. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

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

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CALL Jacqui Ralph Peter Kudelka

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

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

2 Haig Street Deepdene

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‘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

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 3.30 - 4pm

CALL Tom Staughton Michael Gibson

0411 554 850 0418 530 392

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CALL Scott Patterson Daniel Bradd

0417 581 074 0411 347 511

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3/1A Kooyongkoot Road Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 16th November at 2pm

26 Bayview Avenue Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 10am

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 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

Classical, Comfortable & Compact in Elite Environs An irresistible Victorian haven c1890 amidst the prestigious environs of the Harcourt Estate precinct, presents a manageable lifestyle proposition on a secluded compact allotment. Nestled near Auburn Village, parks, trains and schools; this long-held home has tastefully evolved for modern living including two bedrooms, study (potential 3rd bedroom), living and dining, updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, bright bathroom, gas heating, Baltic pine oors, private garden and off-street parking. VIEW Thursday 11.30 - 12pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Clive Nettlefold Daniel Bradd

0418 338 459 0411 347 511

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CALL Gary Jan Scott Patterson

0418 117 272 0417 581 074

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1 Findon Crescent Kew

AUCTION Saturday 16th November at 1pm

23 Wandin Road Camberwell

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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 12.30 - 1pm

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 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0417 581 074 0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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CALL Richard Spratt Scott Patterson

0412 493 189 0417 581 074

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

21 Range Road Mount Martha

AUCTION Sunday 1st December at 12noon

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

Peninsula Paradise Inspired by the Mediterranean countryside, given a dash of Australian history and set on approx. 79 very special acres of prime north-facing land with views across Port Phillip to the city skyline. This exceptional grazing property is a private hideaway like no other. Moments from the beaches and cafes of Mornington and Mount Martha with easy freeway access to the city, close proximity to schools, golf courses and vineyards. The hidden paradise features a sprawling residence overlooking a spring-fed lake which covers an area of about four acres, a separate residence and large studio. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 4 - 4.30pm

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 Andrew Hines Tom Barr Smith

0400 630 630 0438 368 020

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55 Gibb Road Red Hill

AUCTION Sunday 24th November at 3pm

2a Cloud Street Arthurs Seat

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“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

Breathtaking Outlook Accessed via private tree-lined driveway, with 180 degree views of Port Phillip Bay, this ecologically sustainable three bedroom, mud brick home has been designed by Architect Alistair Knox. The home features large open plan living, cathedral ceilings, north-facing deck with spectacular views of the bay, light filled master bedroom with floor to ceiling windows and en suite with walk-in-wardrobe. There are two additional bedrooms with shared bathroom, study, wine cellar and a spacious kitchen. The property is set on 3.5 acres approx. offering outstanding private and unique location. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Prue McLaughlin Andrew Hines Tom Barr Smith

0417 389 006 0400 630 630 0438 368 020

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CALL Andrew Hines Tom Barr Smith

0400 630 630 0438 368 020

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Court” Unit 11/1 Hotham Road “Raffles Clifftop, beachfront living at its best, with an unrivalled location above Sorrento Sorrento Pier, and the huge expanse of Bay from north to south including Arthur, Martha

CALL Liz Jensen David Heathcote

AUCTION Sunday 24th November at 12noon

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and Eliza! Taking in the shipping channels, Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, the lengthy stretch of beaches and all within metres of Sorrento Park and Township. Comprising two bedrooms, master en suite, second bathroom, open-plan kitchen, dining, lounge and balcony. It is the ultimate in enjoyment, lock-up and leave. Set in private landscaped gardens with dual undercover car-parking.

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Specialising in property up to $1million

HAWTHORN 4/5 Denham Street www.4-5denhamstreethawthorn.com

Directly opposite Creswick Reserve and metres from the Yarra, this stylishly refurbished two bedroom (BIRs) apartment provides an idyllic tranquil city edge lifestyle. Modernised throughout with exceptional flair, the generous living/dining room and stunning kitchen open to balcony offering sensational park and city views. In a highly sought after locale, it also features security intercom, panel heating, Euro-laundry and car space.

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Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Joe Falzon 0406 114 811

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TOORAK 7/518 Toorak Road www.7-518toorakroadtoorak.com

Impressively refurbished with designer flair, the luxurious, stylish and light-filled dimensions of this spacious boutique residence provide sensational lifestyle enjoyment through expansive living/dining, state of the art kitchen opening to northwest terrace and leafy deck, two bedrooms with en-suites. Set well back from the street and impeccably presented throughout with alarm - camera security system and screen, ducted heating and cooling, powder-room, laundry, store-rooms and double carport. Sensational tranquil lifestyle enjoyment just a short stroll to Toorak Village. INSPECT Thu 1-1.30pm & Sat 3-3.30pm AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Michael Derham 0425 790 233

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BOX HILL SOUTH 22 Verona Street www.22veronastreetboxhillsouth.com

The elegant dimensions of this spacious single level residence deliver significant family appeal near Wattle Park, shops, cafes, trams and good schools. Two generous living rooms with a modern kitchen are complemented by three bedrooms. INSPECT Thu 1-1.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Robert Ding 0417 858 393

CANTERBURY 5/31 Faversham Road www.5-31favershamroadcanterbury.com

Just a stroll to Maling Rd, trains and schools, this brilliantly modernized single level two bedroom residence in private garden surrounds offers unbeatable lifestyle appeal through inviting living/ dining with timber floors, stylish bathroom and gourmet kitchen. INSPECT Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 1.45-2.15pm AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 9.30am

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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 6.15-6.45pm & Sat 10-10.30am AUCTION Saturday 23rd November at 11.30am

Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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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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Balwyn 2/44 Winfield Road Stand alone title with no owners Corporation. Staged over 2 luxurious levels and fitted with the latest technological innovations, and enjoying almost 600sqm of land, this ‘as new’ town residence offers an executive family lifestyle close to bike tracks, shops and freeway access. This is low maintenance indulgence at its finest with quality stone, porcelain and Spotted Gum floors, stunning finishes enhancing a thoughtfully designed, sun-filled layout where generous living area and Miele kitchen/dining unfold to a landscaped, private rear garden incorporating deck, plunge pool and landscaped gardens. Features 4 bedrooms (ens to main), study/home office, powder room, double garage, heating, cooling, (under floor heating to bathrooms) and surround sound throughout home. 4

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Balwyn north 68 Woodville Street new beginnings in the Balwyn high zone. indulge in a life of complete serenity from this inviting 1950s home. Be enticed by nearby private schools including Balwyn high school, Boroondara Park Primary, koonung creek bike trail, and greythorn eateries, all within the Balwyn high school zone. Large windows deliver an abundance of light throughout, streaming through the L-shaped lounge/ dining and neat kitchen/meals with views of a sparkling swimming pool. With 4 bedrooms (all with Birs), study nook, 2 bathrooms, floating floorboards, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and a double garage, establish your family in this comfortable home while planning for its future. renovate, extend or build an idyllic luxury home (subject to council approval). Land 723sqm approx. 4

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Glen iris 26 belmont avenue north a magnificent entertainer with indoor pool innovation. 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- lowmaintenance 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. 4

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Surrey HillS 16 Gladstone street Brand new sophisticated style. Elegantly crafted with a blend of contemporary fixtures to delight the senses, this new town residence sits pleasantly on a bright corner block. The Bosch/stone kitchen shares the expansive open-plan living and dining with bi-folds seamlessly extending out to a sunny deck and easy-care garden. The downstairs double bedroom with WIR and porcelain tiled stone ensuite complements 3 further bedrooms including a master with WIR and ensuite, teen retreat, bathroom and powder room. Perfectly positioned near Surrey Hills Primary School, parks, train, tram and private schools, other appointments include ducted refrigerated cooling and heating, ducted vacuum and double auto garage. 4

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2 Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 2.15 - 2.45pm Sat 30th November - 1.00pm 47 / A11 $1,150,000 - $1,250,000 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000

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Kew 40 Denmark Street Exuding elegance, this semi-detached brick Federation home is near private schools, cafes and trams. Boasting 3 bedrooms, lounge with OFP, bright kitchen/meals, leafy garden, spa bathroom, powder room, ducted heating and 2-car OSP.

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Thurs 4 - 4.30pm & Sat 3 - 3.30pm Sat 30th November - 2.00pm 45 / B7 $730,000 - $800,000 Claire Wenn 0409 857 506 David Oster 0418 800 120 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000

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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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.

PRAHRAN EAST

Monday 25th November at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Matt Carver 0422 800 600 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

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.

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

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SOUTH YARRA

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.

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Sat 23rd November at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 10.00-10.30am Peter Gray 0499 660 031 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


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.

SOUTH YARRA

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

5/2 Rockley Road

The luxury of the spaces, the botanic beauty of Rockley Gardens and the exclusivity of designer surroundings by Nicholas Day define this outstanding three bedroom, three bathroom contemporary residence, one of only six. Ground floor living, dining and entertaining areas matched by a Miele equipped kitchen flow to a private courtyard that has the park as its sublime backdrop. Lift access, heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, basement garage with storage - only moments from Toorak Road and Chapel Street.

Thursday 21st November at 6.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 6.00-6.30pm & Saturday 10.00-10.30am Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 Sarah Morrison 0408 365 361 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

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SOUTHBANK

711/250 St Kilda Road

The Melburnian´s most attractive views towards the Royal Botanic Gardens, Government House and the MCG distinguish this beautiful 7th floor Garden Tower apartment. A living/dining domain with an inviting terrace and fully integrated Miele kitchen makes the most of the outlooks. The main bedroom´s pleasing dimensions and double shower ensuite are complemented by two additional bedrooms overlooking this renowned building´s rear garden retreat, both served by a central second bathroom. Business centre, concierge, gym, superb indoor pool and secure sideby-side garaging enhance an elite apartment.

HAWTHORN EAST

1304/480 Riversdale Road

Soak up the absolute luxury and privacy of this spacious 110 sqm 2 double bedroom, 2 huge bathroom apartment on the 13th floor as you gaze out over your uninterrupted panoramic view of The Dandenong Ranges.This north-east facing apartment is of exceptional quality with double glazed floor-to-ceiling windows, fabulous kitchen and your own private outdoor terrace. Lashings of storage is included within your apartment in addition to your own huge storage cage in the basement, close to your 2 secure car spaces on title. Public transport, shops and services are all at the door. 268 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

Saturday 30th November at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & 5.30-6.00pm, Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Mary Dowling 0438 098 888 Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au

By appointment Patricia McKendrick 0425 768 013 Nick Walker 0417 330 650 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au


BURWOOD

65 Somers Street

With a one-bedroom studio unit at the rear of this big beautiful home there is space for the larger family and friends as well! The formal living and dining room, plus downstairs bedroom, bathroom and study lead into a magnificently large family living and dining room with kitchen of granite, stainless steel and glass. Upstairs are four bedrooms and casual living area. Main bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite is fabulously large and enjoys a view to city skyline. Walk to Toorak Road tram, Wattle Park Primary and Wattle Park itself, plus Presbyterian Ladies College and Deakin Uni. Land 665 sq m approx.

CAMBERWELL

Saturday 30th November at 2.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 3.00-3.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Michael Pastore 0400 119 980 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au

2 Alma Road

This stunning 4 bed plus study, 3 bath home is one of three, all built in 1880 by the same builder to showcase three individual Victorian designs. Complete renovation to exacting standards features Vzug kitchen and laundry appliances including additional steam oven and two dishwashers. Scullery. Multiple living and dining zones expand to alfresco with extra tree top balcony. Study, two deluxe stone ensuites plus luxurious main bathroom, powder, hydronic heating, refrigerated cooling and double auto carport. Easy access to elite schools, fine dining and public transport in this blue chip location.

Saturday 16th November at 1.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday from 1.00pm Nick Walker 0417 330 650 Jeff Phillips 0418 244 411 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au

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PORTSEA

41 Wildcoast Road

Almost certainly the finest piece of coastal acreage to be offered in Portsea in a long time. This incomparable allotment enjoys panoramic views over Sorrento to the Bay and across the National Park and dunes to Bass Strait. Included are plans & permits for a home with pool, pool house and tennis court designed by Robert Robertson. Land 7419 sqm.

TRENTHAM EAST

Wed 4th December at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) By Appointment Lloyd Robinson 0414 441 880 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 David Heathcote 0427 297 539 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337 3743 Point Nepean Road, Portsea 5984 4500 Kay & Burton Portsea 5984 4744

600 James Lane

East Trentham´s former Sacred Heart church has been transformed into a divine 4 bedroom residence/B&B. Architect Robert Bienvenu has skillfully blended old with new, complimenting original handmade steel work, holy water fonts, stained glass windows and vaulted timber ceilings with modern comforts and a high-quality finish. On 1.5 acres close to Daylesford Spa Country.

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Sat 30th November at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Rick Lander 0408 571 485 Matthew Bourke 0448 271 880 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222 rtedgar.com.au


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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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Toorak 651 Malvern Road A stunning discovery, a sensational home, this fabulous fully renovated, impressively extended Californian Bungalow proves that brilliant family spaces can be found, free from the need to leave inner city surroundings so rich in lifestyle values. Immediate proximity to Hawksburn village highlights the appeal of a great address and enhances a stunning balance of indooroutdoor luxury, including designer decking around a superb swimming pool.

• Superb formal rooms • North facing rear • Polished timber floors • Miele kitchen Auction Saturday 30th November 11.00am Inspect Thursday 12.30-1.00 Saturday 2.30-3.00

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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 from 11.30

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.

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

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TUERONG \ 80 Old Moorooduc Road A trophy Victorian landholding just 45 minutes from the CBD, this spectacular property of more than 283 hectares comprises 10 separate titles and is one of the largest acreages on the Mornington Peninsula. It 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, making the land ideal for a range of farming purposes, including the growing of vines, as a thoroughbred stud or for raising cattle. All lots are serviced by roads, electricity and town water, which provides excellent potential to resell some or all lots individually. The property offers breathtaking views of Port Phillip, rural countryside and native bushland from many vantage points throughout its lush and undulating land. In an area renowned for its wine production and horse breeding, this magnificent property also features a number of dwellings, including the distinctive 1960s stone-and-timber family homestead, a manager’s cottage and a third period timber residence. Quality cattle yards and sheep pens are of the latest design. There are several dams, natural springs and creeks, and all paddocks feature extensive perimeter planting. \

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Meredith via Geelong Victoria ‘‘MELEUCA DOWNS’’ Auction

Lot 3 75-83 Bungower Road, Somerville Set on 50 acres, approx, this fully-fenced property represents incredible value for money and represents the opportunity to secure a significant land holding in this tightly held converted location. Only an hour from Melbourne CBD. The property sits on flat lush market garden soil offering superb potential for hobby farmers, grazing or port related pursuits. Connected services and a cut driveway. Zoned special uses 1 (MPSC) Auction 23rd November 1.00pm Terms 10% deposit balance due 30/60/90/120 Inspection Saturday 3.30 - 4.00pm Contact Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au 274 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 13, 2013

• 239 Acres (97 Ha) of productive undulating cropping & grazing country, 70% arable, shelter plantations • 3 Bedroom weatherboard home in parkland setting, garaging, large machinery shed & silo • Securely watered by rainwater storage, 3 dams, town water connected • Property (not including home) leased to excellent tenants to: 1.09.2014 ‘Meleuca Downs’ presents a unique opportunity to secure a productive property in a tightly held district. Ideal cropping, sheep, cattle, horses. 5 minutes Meredith, 30 minutes Ballarat, Geelong (Ring Road) & Avalon Airport, 60 minutes Melbourne CBD & International Airport.

Ken Drysdale 0409 195 470 Web Id 3537352 www.elders.com.au/geelong

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1359 Meredith-Shelford Road, Meredith Prime Cropping, Grazing & Lifestyle Property – 60 minutes Melbourne Auction Saturday 23rd November 2013 at 11am on site Inspection: Strictly by appointment with agent

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AIREYS INLET 6 - 12 Hopkins Street A rare find - 3 adjoining titles totalling 4 blocks with endless opportunities. 10 Hopkins St - Vacant Block. 6 - 8 Hopkins St - 1950’s, 3 bed cottage. 12 Hopkins St - Solid mud brick 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms house. Tranquil garden oasis on the ocean side of the Great Ocean Road. Tall gates and 1.8m fences on all boundaries make it a secure place for pets and children. These properties would lend themselves to a B&B usage (STCA). Famous cliff top walk and Sunnymeade Beach access track 200m from the front gate. Cafes, restaurants, the Aireys Pub short drive or a stroll away via the scenic cliff top walk. Lorne 20 min drive. Access via Geelong Ring Rd is less than an hour and a half from Melbourne.

Expressions of Interest Closing Monday 16th December View By Appointment Call Anthony Farmer 0409 476 714 Laura Vander Noord 0408 644 230 Office 2/318 Pakington Street Newtown 5221 2601 Web rtedgar.com.au

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FLINDERS

178-180 Boyds Road

Boolaroo - the very best of coast & country. Affording a surreal and sweeping 180° 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.

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

CASTLEMAINE DISTRICT MAGNIFICENT HOME 29 Lookout Ridge Road Chewton Superb stone & Timber home set on approximately 6.5 acres, in excellent order throughout, offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Delightful Timber kitchen, spacious living, reverse cycle air conditioning and wood fire, outdoor living, storage space, landscaped gardens, dam, ample tank water and MAINS POWER as well as solar panels. Perfectly situated within a few minutes of the Old Calder Highway and Calder Freeway on the Faraday side of the Chewton Bushlands. And only 1 hour to Melbourne and less than 30 minutes to Bendigo. “Would have to be one of the best, if not, the best view available in Central Victoria.” A most desirable property for the discerning home buyer. $730,000 Directions – Turn into Kennedy’s lane off old Calder Highway then into Lookout Ridge Road

Estate Agents & Auctioneers

28 Lyttleton Street, CASTLEMAINE www.stuartrealestate.com.au | sales@stuartrealestate.com.au

5472 2588

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TYABB PRIVILEGE HAS ITS REWARDS!

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Grand country estate with luxurious modern home, cottage, array of quality shedding and feature lake. Mains services, walk to village and schools. 59 O’Neills Road, Tyabb, Melway 148 J7 Michael Parker 0428 540 500 Howard Cleine 0419 559 042

Frankston-Flinders Rd, Balnarring $1,000,000

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81 Thompsons Lane, Merricks 8 Acres prime vacant land

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THE HOME DIRECTORY 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 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

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

Garden Consultations Town and Country Gardens

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

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

PLUMBING

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.

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 Decking

Whistler’s Plumbing Services

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

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 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 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.

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.

flooring Decksealrevival

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

BA Floors

Timber floor specialists. Sanding, polishing new and old timber flooring, lay timber or floating boards, non toxic coating, re-coating and staining, dust free sanding repairs, master painting and tiling. Contact: Eric on 0402 691 089 or 9848 8712

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SPRING 2013 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 GATES Ri-cal Improvements Specialists in designing and fabricating all types of modern steel and aluminium gates. We cater for both the residential and commercial markets with our focus on modern and architectural styles. Call for a free quote. Contact: Brett 0409 257 535. www.rical.com.au Glass Insulation Solartech Glass Tinting A new cost effective solution to reduce energy consumption in your home and office. In Winter, it reduces heat loss up to 25 percent through your windows and in Summer it rejects up to 57 percent of sun’s heat. Frosted and etched films will give you day and night privacy. Call for a free onsite consultation. Contact: Kim 9521 1339. www.solartechglass.com.au 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 Glass Tinting Solartech Glass Tinting

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


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

SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blind

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

Bin Hire Ri-Cal Improvements

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

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

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

Shutters 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

Frank Duke Tree Services

Being a third generation owner, the key to our success is complete customer satisfaction. Every client is important no matter the size of the job. Phone us for an individual assessment. Contact: Paul 9509 4768

Roofing The Roof Dentist

Pain free roof repairs. Servicing all roof types. Fast leak detection. Free on-site quote. Contact us today. Contact: Andrew 0418 338 996 or Garry 0419 473 156 www.roofdentist.com

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.

PLUMBING

Gates

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

SECURITY SYSTEMS Ozspy Security Blackburn

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.

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

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.

Tree Doctor

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

Steve’s Plumbing

TIMBER FLOORING O’Brien Timber Floors Create the home

SPRING 2013

Kitchen Specialists Zesta Kitchens

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

Window Cleaning Cam’s Window Cleaning Services

Friendly reliable service. Obligation free quotes. Domestic/commercial. Cobwebs, screens & sills incl. 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

Gardening Victorian Shutters & Shades

Distributors of the Durafit® Shutter System. This premium product exceeds quality standards of most shutters available today, providing peace of mind and a guarantee of quality. Also on offer, an entire range of Window Furnishings. Showroom/Factory: 405 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills. Contact: 9849 0355 www.vicshutters.com.au

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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! Contact: 0418 566 241 www.paradisegardening.com.au


ALL-NEW RANGE ROVER SPORT

0-100 IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE www.ulr.com.au

The all-new Range Rover Sport’s sleek exterior looks at home outside the smartest of houses. And the inside is impressive too. Using only the finest materials, the quality and finish exude luxury.

ULR Land Rover 1303 Malvern Road, Malvern

Tel: (03) 9864 3555 Brett Wallace 0409 883 391 www.ulr.com.au

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