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The City of Stonnington wishes you a happy and safe Festive Season and invites you to enjoy your 2013 Christmas program.

Christmas Carols Sing and celebrate with family, friends and neighbours at Stonnington’s magical Carols concerts. Support a local community organisation by purchasing your candles, glow-sticks and programs. A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS AT ARDRIE PARK Children’s Christmas Activities in the Park Join us for lots of fun activities leading into the carols. Make a Christmas decoration, take a dance class with Holly Hip-Hop, Charity Cheerleader and Anna Ballerina, learn some clever circus skills, make a puppet, join in a game or two and paint a picture for someone special. SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 4PM – 6PM ARDRIE PARK ARDRIE RD, MALVERN EAST On-street parking only. Free event Followed by: Carols with Sesame Street Favourite characters Elmo, Cookie Monster and Abby will perform their Sesame Street Christmas Show in a special concert for younger families. This is the perfect ending to a fun-filled day. SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER 6PM ARDRIE PARK ARDRIE RD, MALVERN EAST On-street parking only. Free event

CAROLS AT COMO PARK Hosted by Lawrence Mooney with Melbourne-based choral ensemble Choristry, Stonnington City Brass and a special guest appearance by Scooby Doo with a fireworks finale. FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 7.30PM COMO PARK WILLIAMS RD, SOUTH YARRA Parking on Como Park North Oval - enter from Alexandra Ave North. Free event

CAROLS AT CENTRAL PARK Hosted by Mike McLeish with Melbourne-based choral ensemble Choristry, Stonnington City Brass and a special guest appearance by Scooby Doo in the glorious surrounds of Central Park. SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER 7.30PM CENTRAL PARK BURKE RD, MALVERN On-street parking only. Free event Proudly sponsored by Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association

Proudly sponsored by Glenferrie Road Malvern Business Association

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Storytime with Santa

Swimming with Santa

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Santa and his elf will read entertaining Christmas stories before helping children to make exciting Christmas decorations to take home. Free event for children aged 0-10. Bookings essential

Have fun with jumbo inflatables in the toddlers’ pools throughout December. Watch out for Swimming Santa making a splash in his red wetsuit.

With their stunning pop arrangements of your favourite carols they’ll have you dancing down the aisles. Free event WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER 11AM – 12PM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY 12.30PM – 1.30PM PRAHRAN LIBRARY 2PM – 3PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 12PM – 1PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY 1.30PM – 2.30PM MALVERN LIBRARY 3PM – 4PM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY

SWINGLE BELLS They’ll have you grooving as they swing their way through all the Christmas classics with jazz and a little pizzazz. Free event MONDAY 16 DECEMBER 3.30PM – 4.30PM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY 5PM – 6PM MALVERN LIBRARY 6.30PM – 7.30PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 10.30AM – 11.30AM MALVERN LIBRARY 12PM – 1PM PRAHRAN LIBRARY 1.30PM – 2.30PM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY

MONDAY 16 DECEMBER 10.15AM AND 11.30AM PRAHRAN LIBRARY 180 GREVILLE ST, PRAHRAN PH: 8290 3344 TUESDAY 17 DECEMBER 10.15AM AND 11.30AM MALVERN LIBRARY 1255 HIGH ST, MALVERN PH: 8290 1366 WEDNESDAY 18 DECEMBER 10.15AM AND 11.30AM TOORAK/SOUTH YARRA LIBRARY 340 TOORAK RD, SOUTH YARRA PH: 8290 8000 THURSDAY 19 DECEMBER 10.15AM AND 11.30AM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY 30 ROB ROY RD MALVERN EAST PH: 8290 4000 SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER 10.15AM AND 11.30AM PHOENIX PARK LIBRARY 30 ROB ROY RD MALVERN EAST PH: 8290 4000 SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 2.30PM AND 3.45PM MALVERN LIBRARY 1255 HIGH ST, MALVERN PH: 8290 1366

Swimming Santa visits. SATURDAY 14, SUNDAY 15 AND SATURDAY 21 DECEMBER HAROLD HOLT SWIM CENTRE HIGH ST, GLEN IRIS 12.30PM – 2PM DAILY PRAHRAN AQUATIC CENTRE ESSEX ST, PRAHRAN 3PM – 4.30PM DAILY (weather permitting)

The Christmas Pool Party Special guest appearance by Santa SUNDAY 22 DECEMBER 1PM – 4PM HAROLD HOLT SWIM CENTRE Free event

Christmas Competition Christmas brings lots of sights, sounds and smells. A time spent with family and friends attending events, sharing good food, searching for the best Christmas lights and exchanging gifts. This is what memories are made of. Tell us about your favourite Stonnington Christmas memory and go in the draw to win a $200 voucher from Honeybee Toys and $200 voucher from Jeffreys Books. Enter at website below.

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For further details on Council’s Christmas program visit www.stonnington.vic.gov.au/homeforchristmas or telephone 8290 1333


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f only I could truly describe the drinking I have seen. levels that put them at risk of lifetime harm from injury I have seen young women so drunk they are on the or disease. verge of unconsciousness, utterly unaware that half Note that the organisation releasing these distressing their clothing has fallen off them, leaving them naked figures is the council on drugs. We simply refuse to and pathetically vulnerable. I have seen young men acknowledge that alcohol is potentially as dangerous helplessly vomiting into gutters while their mates a drug as many others and demonstrably costs literally howled like wolves around them. Living us more in health, monetary and social terms. it’s near a pub as I have for many years, I have We’ve all heard the hypocrisy line from our time to seen intoxication levels that are frankly mad – argumentative teens: that drugs are outlawed admit that except for the fact that they are bog-standard while booze is freely available. Well, I reckon it’s killing common. Just another Australian night out they’ve got a point. us with friends and family where if you don’t drink Like many others, I’m close to complete until you fall over you didn’t have a good night. capitulation over the entrenched and quite This is what we do, it’s what we do all the time, and terrifying drinking behaviour that is not just a part it’s time to admit that it’s killing us. of our culture, but must finally be admitted actually IS This week, the Australian National Council on our culture. Drugs released figures on youth drinking that should And we are all a part of it. It took until a friend be to our eternal shame. Figures that show a staggering admitted she was an alcoholic and started to openly deal one in eight deaths of young people can be attributed with it for me to realise just how my behaviour is part of to alcohol; that nearly two-thirds of people under 29 the problem: when someone around you stops drinking surveyed said they drank specifically to get drunk; that you finally realise how much of an alcohol pusher you half of all alcohol-related road injuries involve young are. I caught myself again and again saying, “Oh, come people. And that 20 per cent of Australians now drink at on, have a drink” to friends and visitors, unable to let

their demurral go by without … what? An argument from me? Why would I argue with someone who didn’t want to drink? A good question. I chose to change, and I hope I have now shrugged off the reflexive Australian gesture to want to pour booze down everyone’s necks. John Herron, the former federal health minister and now chairman of the council, spoke with real exasperation about how we Australians simply cannot come together for anything without alcohol – in birth, death, celebration, commemoration, commiseration. I felt defeated by my own complicity when I heard that. That’s me. Is it you, too? Do you ever sit down in celebration with friends, family and not have a drink? Are we that addicted? It’s a dreadful environment in which to raise young people, and that, I believe, is the biggest challenge. When we make alcohol and its excessive use normal, then the battle to improve our health and ensure the safety of young people is over before it begins. The Christmas season is about to begin: think about that amid all the tidings of comfort and joy. \

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Not content with world domination on court, Serena Williams is making her powerful presence felt in the world of fashion, writes JANE ROCCA

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he’s worth millions for her on-court wins and off-court brand endorsements and, at 32, tennis champion Serena Williams shows no sign of letting up. Known for her ferocious energy, rock-star presence and an athletic build that’s put muscly curve back into her sport, Williams is one of few women from her generation who turn up the heat on court with daring fashion ensembles. The towering star has never been shy of taking risks – she wore a faux leather catsuit at the US Open in 2002, a spot of denim and knee-high boots a few years later and, on another occasion, studded black hot pants that would make our Kylie do a backflip. The sport that has long been associated with crisp white shorts and tennis skirts gets a run for its money in the hands of Williams, who prefers to pepper her look with an assortment of colours. Williams is blessed with star appeal beyond her serve and fans are obsessed with the 175.3-centimetre beauty, always curious about what she will wear when she next appears on court. With more than 4 million Twitter followers hungry to witness her every move, the world No. 1 has inked a deal as brand ambassador with Australian underwear empire Berlei. It seems what’s worn under the outfit is just as important when you’re a sporting great. When the Australian Open comes to town in January, expect to see plenty of billboards with Williams modelling the new sports bras. Williams discovered Berlei through her mother Oracene Price, who heads to Myer every year during the Australian Open to buy Serena and her sister Venus a selection of bras. “I have been wearing Berlei bras for around five years,” Williams says. “When Berlei heard my mum was buying their bras, they contacted my management. They originally gifted the bras and then we met with Berlei designers and started to choose colours that worked with my grand slam Nike tennis outfits and matching them accordingly. When they asked me if I would be the Australian ambassador for Berlei Sports, I thought, ‘Why not?’.” This latest endorsement follows many lucrative contracts that contribute to Williams’ annual earnings of more than $US20 million a year, including prize money, according to Forbes magazine. Williams reportedly earns more than $US11 million a year with

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n 1999, Williams started a three-year fashion design course at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in Florida. She furthered her skills in sewing and sketching, and stitched up all aspects of the fashion business. “Studying fashion design was really a great experience,” says Williams. During my time there, I spent most of my course drawing, learning the construction of garments and gaining an understanding of the manufacturing end of the design business.” At the end of her course, she launched her fashion label while still touring the world winning grand slam titles. The label, Aneres (her name spelt backwards) will relaunch in 2014, and Williams is said to be looking for an investor to help kick the brand along. “Aneres is for the independent woman who works, enjoys life and is at the prime of her life,” Williams says. “It’s designed with fine quality and personality in mind and it reflects my style at its best: complex simplicity.” The new collection focuses on women’s ready-to-wear casual pieces and swimsuits. Williams works on the brand from her home in Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, with a branch in Los Angeles, where she also has a home, and a warehouse in Florence, Italy. She also runs her accessories brand Signature Statement – a collection of handbags and jewellery that mainly sell through the Home Shopping Network in the US. “I describe the accessories as feminine, classic and statement pieces,” she says. “I am intimately involved with the brand, create the designs and choose fabrics.” When her schedule allows, she’s found sitting front row at fashion shows. She was recently seen at Burberry’s London show during Men’s Fashion Week, and counts designer and chief executive Christopher Bailey as a close friend. “I always enjoy checking out new lines and exploring other areas of fashion,” she says. “I think Christopher is a wonderful designer and Burberry’s come such a long way.”

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Nike alone – a deal she signed in 2004. She also earns a pretty penny from Gatorade and OPI nail polish, and has appeared in Apple iPhone advertisements. Williams has won grand slam tournaments for 15 years and in February returned to the No. 1 ranking in women’s tennis, becoming the oldest woman to hold the top spot. She knows her power extends beyond her mighty serve, but Williams is the first to admit she worked hard to get there. While most her age might have been out partying and living it large, this Michigan-born star dedicated her teens and 20s to professional tennis. But long before she thought tennis would be a career choice, Williams wanted to be a fashion designer. She began sewing at three, curious to stitch leftover fabrics her mother had around the house. “My mother taught me how to sew and we used to make clothes for my dolls,” says Williams, who after 1993 was home-schooled with Venus by their father Richard.

Australia’s top-ranked players Samantha Stosur and Bernard Tomic, along with Lleyton Hewitt, doubles pair Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty, and rising star Nick Kyrgios have been named finalists for the 2013 Newcombe Medal, awarded to Australia’s most outstanding tennis player. “The Newcombe Medal is a special occasion that unites our nation’s tennis community at all levels,” says Tennis Australia chief executive Craig Tiley. “As well as recognising the achievements of Australia’s most outstanding tennis player, the awards celebrate the exceptional accomplishments and contributions of the many tennis communities, coaches, clubs and schools around the country.” The awards will be held at Crown Palladium on December 2.

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“MY LOOK ON COURT IS VERY MUCH WHO I AM. IT’S WHERE I CAN EXPRESS MY LOVE OF FASHION AND DESIGN” She cites British high-street brand River Island as her label of choice for day wear – she’s a fan of Rihanna, the face of the brand. And when it comes to luxury couturier houses, she says Azzedine Alaia makes her top list for his use of fabrics and salubrious cuts. Just as she is known to attract attention on court, Williams looked beautifully styled during a photo shoot at New York’s Central Park with her US Open trophy in September. Sporting a chic outfit with Lanvin gold belt, black Catherine Malandrino wool skirt and a black-and-white jumper, she looked flawless. Is fashion something she would pursue if her tennis career came to an end? “I’m not sure if I would do it full-time, but it is a serious interest and something I will do more of when I finish playing professionally,” she says. “But that’s a while off as I’m loving my tennis. I cannot wait to play the Australian Open.” While Williams won’t reveal what she will wear

during the Australian Open, she is proud of her collaboration with Nike, which customises her outfits for each tournament. “The team at Nike are amazing,” she says. “We work closely together on the designs and colours of my on-court outfits. They know me and understand my needs and know I love to mix up and clash colours. They understand my love of classic lines and work with my shape. My look on the court is very much who I am. It’s one avenue where I can express my love of fashion and love of design.” And then there is her love of fancy nails, which she showed off at the US Open; a bright-tangerine manicure with 3D nail art included. “It’s an expression of who I am and they didn’t get in the way of the US Open,” Williams says. Of course they didn’t – she won the title in a nail-biting final against Victoria Azarenka, eight years her junior. \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.ausopen.com www.berlei.com.au WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @

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BariSta \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS STOVETOP Inspired by memories of CAFÉ family gatherings and celebrations held by their large, Lebanese

food at Stovetop, either. The cosmopolitan, vegetarian and gluten-free-friendly menu includes cinnamon waffles with pomegranate molasses, and spiced quinoa and sago porridge with almond milk for breakfast, and lunch choices such as corned wagyu beef in a brioche roll with sauerkraut. The café also offers single-origin and specialty coffee blends roasted by guest roasters such as Five Senses and Gridlock Coffee.

family, brothers George and Sam Seoud added a pair of electric hotplates for a double dose of nostalgia when they opened Stovetop at the base of a university building this year. The brothers, in partnership with other family members, run the Refuel chain of “grab-and-go” coffee and sandwich bars on uni campuses around Melbourne. Stovetop, beneath the Melbourne School of Graduate Education, is “We wanted Daniel Lee their first specialty coffee café and to stick to could be one offers espresso and traditional the basics” of the most highly qualified coffee home-style brewed coffee, plus fresh makers in Melbourne. chai prepared in copper pots. The North Korean-born barista, “Lots of other specialty coffee places who has his eye on the Melbourne coffee are doing syphon, pour-over and cold-drip competition scene, studied and worked in coffee, but we wanted to stick to the basics. It’s broadcasting before coming to Melbourne to the coffee we grew up with,” says George. study aerospace engineering at RMIT. The viscous Stovetop house-blend, with A friend at The Pint of Milk in Newport notes of cocoa, butter and maple syrup, is taught him to make coffee and he spent roasted for the brothers by their uncle, a time at Choclatté in Camberwell, too. semi-retired and rather shy industry veteran, “I tried to learn as much as I could from and includes beans from Central America different places,” he says. “And I had worked and Africa. It’s served as an espresso brew with Five Senses and Gridlock Coffee before from the three-group Synesso Sabre machine, coming to Stovetop.” or brewed in two or four-cup Bialetti pots. Lee has graduated from RMIT but plans “The large communal table at the front to continue working as a barista. He hopes of the café has been designed so that people to compete in barista competitions soon will sit around it and share coffee and and, one day, own his own café. \ conversation,” says George. ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au There’s nothing “grab and go” about the

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fOOd \ kendall hill reviews lee hO FOOk

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The balance of flavours, aromas and textures is genius

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ere’s an easy, fail-safe test of whether a dish is any good: after licking the plate/bowl/saucepan clean, do you crave another serving immediately? More importantly, do you order it? I did at Lee Ho Fook. Twice. I couldn’t help but get carried away at Victor Liong’s hopping Chinese joint. The place has instant hit written all over it, from the so-hot-right-now Smith Street address to the serious food crowd (hello, Andrew McConnell!) flocking to sup here. Its overnight success is no great surprise given Lee Ho Fook is backed by the guys behind MoVida, Rosa’s Kitchen, and Pei Modern. Peter Bartholomew and David Mackintosh have a knack for picking winning restaurants. The formula appears to be: home in on a hot chef (Liong comes via Sydney three-hatter Marque and jumping Cantonese joint Mr Wong); stick them in a cool space; just add waiters. Works every time. This is not to suggest all things at Lee Ho Fook are perfect. Not yet, anyway. The menu’s standout dishes only accentuate those that don’t work, like a murky-tasting trout and jellyfish salad, or Liong’s overhyped milk buns. I’m assuming these tiny bits of baked dough with forgettable pork and cucumber fillings are meant to be a Sino take on the slider (mini-burger) fad sweeping the city’s more unimaginative dining rooms. I can’t find anything to recommend them. Sliders just make me think of lazy cooks riffing on a tired concept. And, at $6 apiece, this boring, bite-sized bun is a runner-up for the poorest-value snack in town. (The winner will be announced in my next review, on December 11.) Enough of the negative. Things I love about LHF: the staff, at least one of whom I recognise from Rosa’s. They’re bright, engaged, accommodating. When we mention we’re tossing up between two wines on the list, the waiter pours us a taste of each to try before we buy. Hospitality comes naturally to these guys. The vibe is great. Not too noisy, even when packed – which is most nights. The walls are painted an eye-catching, drip-dye effect of charcoal fading to pale. Wall hooks become DIY art installations as diners suspend handbags, coats and other human accessories. The drinks list canvasses a large choice of intriguing wines, 11 by the glass, arranged under simplified subheadings such as Pinot Noir & Seductive Reds. Novel cocktails, too, including a kimchi Bloody Mary, available on Sundays only. And, of course, there are double-dip dishes. The first is a discoloured egg, steeped in tea, cut in half, seasoned with sesame oil and soy. The crunch of fried shallots, the salty smack of avruga (herring caviar). Yolks the texture – and colour – of Turkish delight. On paper that might sound disgusting but trust me – the balance of flavours, aromas and textures is genius in the mouth. White cut chicken with Chinese mushrooms is even

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more delectable. It sounds so modest on the menu that we’re debating whether to order it when the Taiwanese waitress says, with a twinkle in her eye, “It has pig’s ear”. The rind-like strips of ear turn out to be less compelling than the forest of “Chinese” mushrooms, including enoki and wood-ear and other exotic fungi, which bring chew and crunch and funk to the sesameand-vinegar-seasoned chicken. Our waiter says the dish also contains other “special” ingredients that she can’t divulge. It’s the dish of the night, if not my entire month. Other highlights include the fresh and vigorous flavours of a snacky scallop with sweet, translucent slices of lap cheong (Chinese sausage) and juicy shiitake mushrooms. I also really like Liong’s Sichuan pickles, though probably more for the salty pleasure of the fried wonton wrapper strips that accompany them and the pull-no-punches chilli hit. Sliced eggplant is given a light tempura batter then deep fried and served with a sticky, five-spice

caramel. And the saltwater duck is super. The sliced bird is served cold in a sort of salad of radish and braised radicchio dressed in oil and salt, as far as I can work out. There’s just enough fat on the duck to make me moan. In the interests of a balanced diet we contemplate the steamed soy custard until the waiter tells us, “It’s like a really watery soup”. So we don’t order it (would you?) but get the braised gai lan instead. This is a mistake. It’s chewy, stringy and quite unpleasant. The Chinese banquet ends on a high with a very untraditional treat of white chocolate bits that remind me of condensed-milk caramel, muddled with raspberry sorbet and the sugary pop of miniature meringues, all of it dusted with sumac. Like much on the menu here, it’s fookin’ lush. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au tO read mOre revieWs

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eat this lee hO fOOk, 92 smith street, COllingWOOd Cuisine \ Modern Chinese

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Hip Pocket \ $70-$80 a head. Open \ Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 5-11pm; Friday, Sun noon-11pm. Highlights \ Big-flavoured fun

Lowlights \ Puny buns

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brunt of Haiyan’s fury, twice to review geology projects. t’s occurred to me over the past couple of years that “It’s a large town population-wise, but not winemakers are a generous bunch. Something wine infrastructure-wise. They often have a single hospital, lovers don’t always see is how the wine industry small airport and old town centre surrounded by shanty – from the biggest wine companies to the small towns,” he says. “The actual construction of these grower-producers – rallies behind various causes. towns, compared with Australia, is rather flimsy, and The support given to Yarra Valley wineries affected by when they lose something they really lose a lot. It’s very the 2009 bushfires in the form of equipment, grapes difficult to get back up off the ground because they and donations came from all over the country. don’t have a lot of back-up.” When typhoon Haiyan wrecked the Philippines’ Ideally, the money Blue Poles raises will go towards central islands, Margaret River winemaker Mark helping a small village get back on its feet. Gifford didn’t waste time trying to raise money “There’s a rebuilding program that has to to help in the rebuilding. come into play. There’s a lot of villages where it Gifford is a geologist by trade and for the “i have to doesn’t cost much to get the money into them. past four years has divided his time between They have a system known as padala, which is his winery, Blue Poles, and the Philippines. help the like money from the phone,” Gifford says. “Everyone in the Philippines knows locals’’ “Once it’s set up you can get money sent someone who was affected by the disaster; it’s directly to a mayor or village captain to a national tragedy. The Philippines has been distribute the funds. They can basically give that struck by loads of little disasters in the past six to people as a wage to start rebuilding. The village can months and they’re becoming stretched,” he says. rebuild itself quickly, but it does need that money to be “I’ve got to do something – I’ve worked there for so circulating again. They rely heavily on that process.” long that I have to help the locals.” Gifford will send updates to people who take up the Gifford’s fund-raising plan? To sell his award-winning Blue Poles offer, detailing how and where the donations wines at wholesale cost and donate $2.50 per bottle have been spent. direct to the rebuilding efforts. Having tried Blue Poles’ entire current range – and “We hope to raise two or three thousand dollars and with a fair amount of the 2008 Allouran cabernet I’ll try and use a local organisation and directly deal franc-merlot in my cellar – I’m always happy to with a village or location rather than go into one of the recommend all their wines and, on this occasion, bigger NGOs,” he says. doubly so. \ “Having worked there for the past four years, you bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au can see how that structure works when you visit the regions and you want to support that system. Right now » Visit www.bluepolesvineyard.com.au for details of there’s a lot of people doing medical work and dealing the Blue Poles Philippines fund-raising initiative with distraught people. We can’t be part of that – it’s too difficult – but we can be part of the rebuilding phase. “One of my staff members is from the region and I’ll be able to work with him to work out the best way to To read more reviews distribute the funds. It just has to happen quickly.” www.theweeklyreview.com.au/wine Gifford has visited Tacloban City, which bore the

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(McLaren Vale) $18; 13% ★★★★

Certified organic and made by a passionate, switched-on winemaker who has managed to pack quite a bit of complexity into this unoaked chardonnay. Aromas of lemon, white peach, melon and a little funky gunsmoke smell great. Rich peach and lemon flavours lead to a rather focused structure, with linear citrus acid driving along the tongue and onto the intense finish. Food match \ Roast chicken

Faux Pas Wines Grenache 2012 (McLaren Vale) $33; 14.5% ★★★★ ½

Vinoque Pinot Noir 2012 (Yarra Valley) $18; 13% ★★★★ ½ EARTHY

There’s some really good pinot noir from the 2012 vintage coming out of the Yarra Valley and quite a few are priced under $20 a bottle. Part of the De Bortoli range, this is earthy and autumnal with a bouquet of cherries and forest berries mixing well with undergrowth. There’s spice, perfume and an earthiness that’s rather compelling. A vibrancy and energy to this outshines many pinots twice the price. Grippy, fine tannins hit the spot, too. Food match \ Mushroom ragu

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Three winemaker friends get together and the result: Faux Pas Wines. There’s a lot going on in this single-vineyard, wild fermented wine. Complex, perfumed aromas come in waves of raspberry, cherry (flesh and pip), stalks, spice and earth. Like the best grenache, this has a slippery texture to match the earthy red berry flavours and vibrant acid that are framed by fine, grippy tannins. Only 100 cases were made – go to www.fauxpaswines.com.au to order. Food match \ Home-made burgers

Love a bargain? Rymill The Yearling Shiraz 2012

(Coonawarra) $15.99; 13.5% ★★★★

Coonawarra shiraz doesn’t always get the accolades it deserves and, along with riesling, it can be one of the region’s bargains. This smells of glossy oak and dark cherry, blackberry, mulberry and bittersweet chocolate. It’s similarly flavoured, with a clip of bright strawberry and earth. Neatly structured, especially for a wine that can be found for under $12 in the chains, it has fine, grippy tannins, juicy acid and a decent finish. Food match \ Bangers and mash

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We’re obsessed with repurposing the past – and who better to help curate your journey back in time than Global Vintage Collective, a gorgeous one-stop shop where hunting for something special is easy. (supplied)

alifornia native Ashley Tell moved to Melbourne 16 years ago, arriving to work as a model. But she soon found fashion had other ambitious plans for her. While she did modelling work for Myer and appeared in Marie Claire, she found her niche sourcing vintage clothes by roaming the world. Now she sells these from her Richmond shop – Global Vintage Collective. “I go back to the US every year during Melbourne’s winter to visit family and source new on-trend stock for the following season,” says Tell, who discovered her knack for vintage many years ago after sourcing cowboy boots in the US from friends and finding they sold like hotcakes at Camberwell Market. “Women want something special that’s not going to be on the high street. They appreciate items that have lasted through the years yet still look great,” she says. “I think with the overstock of mass production we live with now, people are starting to go back and savour the workmanship and detail of the years past.” Tell admits she’s always had a great sense for styling – perhaps it was her life as a model that helped prepare her for this path. Add to this her curious eye for amazing finds and you get the idea this gal can spot a quality garment almost anywhere she goes. Her decision to open a shop in Richmond was inspired by demand from customers who didn’t want to chase her at night markets and needed a bricks-and-mortar pit-stop. Tell’s partner Stefano (a physical trainer for professional tennis players) spends most of his time travelling Europe and the US and she makes the most of his busy schedule by travelling alongside him and sourcing pieces for her shop along the way. It’s a perfect way to mix business with pleasure.

With websites such as Etsy and eBay and other online

retailers jumping on the vintage bandwagon, finding There’s a story behind stock is more challenging than 10 years ago, but Tell says many women don’t have time to trawl the web and every want pieces they can access easily from a shop. garment She has taken the hard work out of the hunt and pooled pieces from places as far away as Paris, New York and Los Angeles. There’s a story behind every garment because she’s the one who has handpicked every piece.

“Because I don’t buy containers of vintage from huge wholesalers like the larger importers, it’s more challenging but also more rewarding when I do find worthy stock,” Tell says. “I prefer to have a more selective range of items on offer that I’ve hand-selected.” She is not so much focused on designer brands as she is on sourcing sturdy goods from a time we no longer waltz to.

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Her vintage archives stretch from the 1920s to ’90s grunge. You’ll find everything from denim shirts, jeans and overalls to jumpsuits (long and short), graphic T-shirts, summer dresses and one-off accessories. \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.globalvintagecollective.com Global Vintage Collective, 245 Church Street, Richmond.

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BEAUTY SCRIBE

best mascara

2013 beauty awards T

he whole year has been building up to this – The Weekly Review Beauty Scribe 2013 Awards. A mouthful, I know, but what a tremendous list we’ve put together, if I may say so. All the weeks and months of selecting, researching, featuring and waxing lyrical about everything beauty, and reading your comments and questions, has culminated in this pivotal page. The Beauty Scribe Awards are a bit different from the others as you, our readers, play such an important role with your emails, suggestions and favourites. Did I mention I have a dedicated legion of testers who offer their two cents’ worth and, of course, there is me, casting the final vote. But you, readers, have been the lifeblood of the ongoing success of Beauty Scribe and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are spoiled for choice in terms of how you get your beauty fix and yet, week after week, you turn to these pages to inform, entertain, excite, enlighten, quiz and surprise. And for that I am eternally grateful. This year’s winners are an interesting round-up, there is something for everyone. To make things easier, I have offered two selections in each category: “yearn” and “want”, not as substitutes but merely as choice – our greatest luxury. So kick off your shoes, get comfortable and start your shopping list. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

dhav naidu gives you his best of the best best beauty balms / colour corrector creams YEARN \ Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream SPF 30 (30ml, $45) – the innovative formula will be your skin saviour this summer. WANT \ Body Shop Vitamin E Cool BB Cream (30ml, $21.95) – boosted with vitamin E this gives fair skin tones all they need.

WANT \ Rimmel ScandalEyes Mascara ($16.95) – the big-on-everything mascara you have to have.

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YEARN \ M.A.C. Cosmetics (from $33) – the go-to brand for everything colour and its eyeshadows are still the very best.

YEARN \ Becca Cosmetics Luminous Skin Colour (50ml, $68) – the colour range, texture and how it sits on the skin makes this a firm winner.

WANT \ E.L.F. Studio 144-Piece Eyeshadow Palette ($29.99) – so many colours, so little time.

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best foundation

YEARN \ Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Mascara ($55) – the packaging, formula and brush make this a must have.

best new fragrance

YEARN \ Tom Ford Lipstick ($65).

WANT \ L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation ($29.95) – flawless colour match for fair skin tones.

WANT \ Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Matte Lipstick ($12.95).

best concealer

YEARN \ Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($49) – after all these years this is still the perfect concealer. WANT \ L’Oréal True Match Concealer ($19.95).

women’s

men’s

YEARN \ Estée Lauder Modern Muse EDP (50ml, $115) – easily the best new release. MEN – Bottega Veneta Pour Homme EDT (50ml, $115) – beautifully crafted and packaged.


skin care best new tool

best treatment skincare

Aspect Dr ABC Essential Kit ($178.20) – the one-stop shop for your skin concern.

best moisturiser

YEARN \ L’Occitane Divine Cream (50ml, $145) – this silent wonder is seriously taking over the world of moisturisers. WANT \ Sukin Rose Hip Hydrating Day Cream (120ml, $23.95).

Clarisonic Mia Cleansing System ($139) – revolutionary does not begin to describe this nifty tool.

best serum

YEARN \ Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronised Recovery Complex (50ml, $150) – proof that diligent research pays off. WANT \ L’Oréal Youth Code Rejuvenating Super-Concentrated Serum (30ml, $39.95).

best new hair-care range

KMS California Tame Frizz range ($28.95-$31.95) – frizzy hair’s greatest foe.

best body moisturiser

YEARN \ Grown Alchemist Antioxidant Body Serum (100ml, $43.95) and Body Cream (120ml, $26.95) – this powerful duo is the surest way to get perfect smooth skin in a jiff y. WANT \ St. Ives Deep Restoring 24-Hour Body Lotion (621ml, $8.99).

best eye cream

best new hair-styling range

Kerastase Couture Styling Range ($38-$42).

best men’s treatment products

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate (30ml, $59) Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Eye (15ml, $44) – the combination of serum and eye cream has proved to be a firm favourite as it delivers results, especially for puff y eyes.

best shaving product

YEARN \ Sisley Supremya Anti-Aging Eye Serum – Night ($290). This is nothing short of a miracle in a pump pack. WANT \ Natio Ageless Brightening Eye Cream (20g, $18.95).

best cleanser

YEARN \ Perricone MD Nutritive Cleanser (177ml, $59). WANT \ Garnier Skin Naturals Pure Deep Pore Wash (150ml, $9.95).

Avène Shaving Foam (200ml, $24.95). Great results every time.

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When spiky American teen Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) is sent to live with her cousins in rural England, her main concern is the state of their kitchen. But, when war breaks out, she is trapped with her oddball rellies and falls for spunky cousin Edmond. As society crumbles, it seems a bit of inter-cousin ickiness is inevitable. Based on a popular young adult book by Meg Rosoff, How I Live Now is an unusual film, halfway between Chronicles of Narnia and The Road. Its post-apocalyptic world, stripped of rules, might appeal to teens, but adults will find the film’s second half pretty shocking, even compared with the glossy violence of the new Hunger Games film. Daisy shares a few characteristics with that film’s Katniss, although she’s a far more well-rounded and complex creation. Ronan slowly strips back the chilly, brittle exterior to reveal a warm, bruised and aching heart. Really, this is a film about the emotional experience of adolescence, played out as the collapse of civilisation. The plot takes a back seat to Daisy learning to conquer herself – we hear the incessant hissing critique of her internal monologue – and emerge an independent adult. Surprising, intelligent and gripping, it evokes classic, human-focused dystopian sci-fi such as The Death of Grass. \

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etit Trianon is one of the Versailles estate’s Australia’s leading garden designers and explores their most elegant buildings. Completed in 1768, the individual design philosophies. rococo-style structure was used by Louis XV as As she explains, her subjects “have understood and a discreet hideaway in which to entertain his mistress, responded to the places where they work in such a way Madame de Pompadour. that their gardens – private and public – impart a special His son, meanwhile, had other ideas. Upon his message … They have a sense of place and are more ascension to the throne in 1774, Louis XVI gifted the interested in ‘fit’ than fashion. They know that nature property to his young wife, Marie Antoinette, and must be handled with care”. encouraged her to use it as a sanctuary from the stuffy From early practitioners such as William Guilfoyle, and formal atmosphere of court life. Edna Walling and architect Walter Burley Griffin A magnificent new book, From Marie-Antoinette’s (whom Latreille describes as one who “delighted in Garden by historian Elisabeth de Feydeau, natural landscapes and the way their elements – hills, celebrates Marie Antoinette’s love of trees, valleys and rivers, rocks and soil, plants – came plants and flowers, and her interest in plant together”) through to contemporary designers nature propagation. The queen’s contribution to such as Vladimir Sitta, Jim Sinatra and must be French horticulture is frequently overlooked; Phineas Murphy, and Fiona Brockhoff and handled de Feydeau’s book seeks to rectify that, and Bernard Trainor, we see a strong Australian stresses the importance of Petit Trianon garden aesthetic emerge. Garden Voices with care and the impact of royal patronage on the is a tribute to that style and to Dame Elisabeth particularly competitive sphere of botany Murdoch, who donated money towards and garden design. producing the publication. Seven Flowers and How They Shaped Our World by The beach, writes Sydney horticulturalist Myles respected British writer Jennifer Potter is also worth Baldwin in Australian Coastal Gardens, is a place of consideration. The lotus, lily, sunflower, opium poppy, “relaxation and recreation, somewhere to forget about rose, tulip and orchid provide a springboard of research the stresses and mundane aspects of everyday life as for the author as she ponders where and when these quickly as we get out of our everyday clothes and into important flowers originated, what influence they have our swimmers”. had on enthusiasts and their impact on garden design, It is also a place that inspires beautiful garden design. art and other plants. Baldwin takes his readers to a hidden seaside retreat in In her new book, Garden Voices: Australian Tasmania, a Rick Eckersley garden at Flinders, a Sydney Designers, Their Stories, Melbourne gardening writer family weekender at Berrara, the 1920 Hordern family Anne Latreille focuses on the contributions of some of villa and garden at Palm Beach and a Sunshine Coast

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IntervIew \ PETER WILMOTH TaLks TO cOMEdIan, jOuRnaLIsT and dIsabILITy advOcaTE sTELLa yOung

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he other day, Stella Young was in a supermarket and fell into a pile of carrots. Now, that’s what most of us would call bloody annoying, but Young calls it material. As a comedian she knew it was gold. “I lost my footing and fell in this pile of carrots,” she says. “It could be like, ‘Oh, my god, disabled girl falls in a pile of carrots. How appalling!’ But actually it’s incredibly hilarious. “All of the humour in my life comes from my experiences as a disabled person, whether it’s stupid shit that I do, like falling in a pile of carrots, or stupid shit that other people say to me. That’s where it all comes from.” Sadly, there’s no shortage of material in the area of how people engage with her. “I was on a train yesterday and this young guy, about my age, was like, ‘What’s your top speed on that thing [her wheelchair]? You could soup it up and put a V8 on it.’ I get really impatient with people who want to talk about that very base-level stuff because a) they think they’re the first ones to ever say it and they think they’re so witty and hilarious and b) it’s not necessary. “I understand that my presence makes people feel uncomfortable and that they have to say something to engage with me, but it’s very frustrating to have people comment on your presence everywhere you go.” As well as being a popular stand-up comedian, performing at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and venues such as the Brunswick Green and The Local Taphouse in St Kilda, Young is the editor of the ABC’s website Ramp Up, which features news and opinion about disability issues. It allows her to combine her journalism with her advocacy. She has become a strong voice in the area, including appearing on the ABC’s Q&A. “I want people to think about disability more,” she says. “I want people to think about ableism in the same way they think about racism.” Her definition of the word ableism is prejudice against, or passive or active exclusion of, disabled people. As a journalist and disability advocate, Young’s radar for people’s attitudes and behaviour is finely tuned. In July, she admonished then prime minister Kevin Rudd for patting the head of a disabled woman. And she has had many experiences that she has found exasperating. “Another thing that happens to me a lot is that people fall all over themselves to help me with things I don’t need assistance with,” she says. “I’m not very proud of it, but a couple of weeks ago I was at the traffic lights. I’d just had a really bad week with lots of people … That morning someone had yelled out, ‘Slow down, speedie!’ Something stupid. I was just on my way to work. I’m a 30-something woman, on her 22 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

way to work. Like why? Why do people need to say these stupid things? I had a week full of that stuff. Just too many dicks on my dance floor and I was over it. “I was waiting to cross the road and I was listening to music – always when I’m in public I have earphones in, to give people a visual cue not to talk to me … I’m making myself sound incredibly hostile … Whoops. This woman said, ‘Dear, can I help you with something?’ I said, ‘Do I look like I need your help?’ And I just moved away from her. “I spent the rest of the weekend going, “Oh, my god, Stella, you’re an arsehole. You didn’t need to be mean to that woman’. She was well-intentioned and I understand that. But when people are so constant in their need to say something, it gets really exhausting.” Condescension? “Of course it is. It’s condescending, but it’s a constant reminder that you’re not seen as an equal. They see you as an object of pity, as an object in need of help. It’s really objectifying to be constantly engaged with in that way.”

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oung, 31, grew up in Stawell, the daughter of Greg, a butcher (and record shop owner), and Lynne, a hairdresser. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition she has described as “really dodgy bones”. Her parents were told the day she was born that she was probably going to die. “When I came along and there was all this different stuff, they were like, ‘All right, let’s go with it’. They say the only time they were ever really sad about me having an impairment was very early on when they said I might not survive and that was pretty sad for them, but then I did. “My mum always says I was her easiest child because I didn’t have any independent mobility until I got my first chair at 2½. I stayed where she put me.” Life was quiet in Stawell. “It’s a sleepy little place. I started really disliking it as a teenager because I just wanted more community, more things to do.” At primary school she had an integration aid, which she would get grumpy about. “They were lovely people, but I resented the exclusion, being singled out

and having to have someone look after me, the extra attention. It made me different from other kids and all I wanted was to be the same as everyone else.” Young wanted to get out and see the world. Resilient, confident and ambitious, she never saw her disability getting in the way. “I wanted to go to uni. I wasn’t focused that much on what I wanted to study; I just wanted to live independently and get out of Stawell. “In my teenage years, I thought, ‘I want to live independently but I don’t quite know how that’s going to happen’. When I was 15, I met a woman who has the same condition as me. She’s 10 years older. She really helped me as a model of what was possible in terms of independent living.” (Young still sees her. “We had a four-hour Skype date on Saturday night. I call her the Thelma to my Louise.”) Young studied journalism at Deakin in Geelong and initially was homesick. “I thought, ‘This is terrible, what if living away from home just doesn’t agree with me? What if I have to go back and live in Stawell? It’s going to be a disaster’.” But it wasn’t. Indeed, the city was her thing. In 2003, she moved from Geelong to Melbourne and did a diploma of education at Melbourne University with a view to teaching. Arriving in Melbourne was a revelation. “I’d been here for three days and it was like my soul went, ‘Thank god’.” And she had big dreams. “I’ve always thought I’d secretly like to be a presenter on Play School,” she says, “because I think kids need to see visible difference from a really early age and we don’t see that in Australia because disabled people are not teaching in our schools and they’re not on our television screens.” For a while she worked at the Melbourne Museum. “This adorable little boy was having a really good stare and I said, ‘Is there a question that you’d like to ask me, young man?’ He said, ‘Yes. Are you imaginary?’ It was so great that kids see magic in difference. “A friend who has no arms and no legs said a kid

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once asked her if she was a genie, that vision of a genie coming out of the bottle with no arms and no legs. I think the worst thing a parent can do if a child is staring at someone who looks different is to tell them not to stare because that teaches them that difference is something to be ashamed of, and something we shouldn’t acknowledge or talk about. “One of my pet hates is when kids say, ‘What’s that? Why is she in that chair?’ And the parents say, ‘That’s a special buggy’, and it’s like, ‘No it’s not, it’s a f---ing wheelchair and I use a wheelchair because I can’t walk’. There’s no shame for me about a wheelchair but clearly you’ve got some issues going on, let’s not pass that ableism onto your children, shall we?” She says we’ve got a way to go in Australia. “When I was in the UK last year I really noticed [a difference] … It took me a couple of days to really put my finger on why I felt so different. And it was actually that no one was losing their shit that I was in a public space and I felt a real difference. “Everywhere I went had accessible toilets, every clothing shop I went into had accessible change rooms. Everyone looks so different there, it’s kind of a melting pot. But no one took sneaky photos on their mobile phones, kids didn’t freak out, everyone just goes, “OK, let’s just be cool, bro’, and it was fine.”

S “I lead this great, rich, messy life that I love and it is frightening to know that other people value that so little”

he says she was moved watching Julia Gillard be moved introducing the National Disability Insurance Scheme legislation. “The NDIS is a very big thing, but it’s also a very small thing in terms of addressing inequality for people with disabilities. What the NDIS is going to mean is that people can have enough showers in a week to hold down a job. We still have a really long way to go. “It was great to see Julia Gillard so moved by that because so many of us had told her stories about living with exclusion. I’m an incredibly privileged disabled person in Australia. I live independently, I’m employed, I’m educated. That’s not the case for a lot of people with disabilities.” She believes legislation around the right to die is dangerous. “I think in Australia we have not solved the problem of people having the right to live with dignity, so I think conversations about dying with dignity are premature … “I think that people think disability is a fate worse than death and I hear that all the time. People say, ‘That poor person had an accident, isn’t that terrible?’ even though that person is quite happy. Occasionally I overhear people sayings things. A few weeks ago I overheard a guy who looked at me and said to the person he was with, ‘Geez, you’d just top yourself wouldn’t you?’ Well, no, you wouldn’t, because I lead this great, rich, messy life that I love and it is frightening to know that other people value that so little. “And the assumptions that are made about how terrible our lives are are based on fear and hatred of disabled people in this ableist society that we live in. It’s assumed that able-bodiedness is always better and I don’t think that’s really the case.” Young lives in South Yarra and has just broken up with a long-term partner. She is as busy as ever. I ask her whether her parents are proud. “I think they think this has all worked out pretty well and I wasn’t the horrible, tough, burdensome child that doctors said I was going to be.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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TheaTre \ The new comedy from Red Stitch is a timely reminder of how far we have – and haven’t – grown when it comes to sexism, writes MYKE BARTLETT

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hen we meet outside St Kilda’s Red Stitch theatre on a very windy November morning, director Tanya Dickson tells me about a shocking altercation she recently had on a Melbourne tram. Overhearing two teenage boys loudly talking about “sluts”, she interceded, only to be told that she – like every woman – was “just a piece of meat”. It’s an experience that, unpleasant as it was, highlights some of the issues raised by Red Stitch’s new production NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Making its first appearance on an Australian stage, the British play takes a satirical look at current media attitudes towards women. Its insights, Dickson says, have particular relevance to Aussie audiences given the barely veiled contempt shown in some quarters towards our first female prime minister. “Lucy Kirkwood wrote it in 2012 around the time [Julia] Gillard’s misogyny speech erupted, when the

Jimmy Savile sex-abuse case came to the fore and when there was a huge campaign against page-three models. Now we’re recreating it in a climate where Rolf Harris is now on trial for similar crimes and supermarkets in the UK are trying to ban these lads’ mags. These issues keep rolling forward,” Dickson says. Gillard won international acclaim for her anti-misogyny speech, although local media were far more muted in their praise. Does Dickson think Australians have a particular issue with misogyny? “I think it’s a global problem. But I think we like to think we’re past it, which is naive. I feel there’s kind of this apathy around feminism among Gen Yers.” With print journalism under intense financial pressures, the sexualisation of women seems to be growing worse as publications become desperate to attract an audience and journalists find themselves putting aside principles to try to make a living. “The play asks the question: everyone has a price,

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what’s yours? People go to Oxford or whatnot, but because of the desperate situation [in the publishing industry], you have highly educated people who end up working for publications they might not approve of, but they have to pay the rent,” Dickson says. Most telling, perhaps, is the discovery the naive character Sam makes on switching from working for a tawdry lads’ mag to writing for women’s mag Electra. Men’s mags might be blunt instruments when it comes to their attitudes to women, but he finds glossy women’s mags can be far more cutting. “The only difference between the lads’ mags and the glossy mags is the price on the G strings,” Dickson says. “They’re both objectifying. We spoke a lot in rehearsal about how, when we read the lads’ mags, we all felt better than when we read one of the glossies; they make you feel fearful, which wasn’t something I expected.” Dickson hopes NSFW will challenge people to think about the lazy ways in which we perceive gender roles. We talk about the recent decision by some Swedish cinemas to rate films not only in terms of sexual or violent content but also by their portrayal of female characters. This new rating system employs the Bechdel test, which judges a production as sexist if it fails to meet a few simple criteria – does the film have at least two female characters and, if so, do they talk to each other about anything except a man? It’s a test that Dickson admits NSFW might not pass (very few mainstream films do), but she says the important thing is that the play raises awareness rather than concrete solutions. It is neither a hectoring polemic

or drily didactic. For example, Kirkwood stresses that the choice to model semi-naked is one of self-expression and resists pointing the finger at one gender or another. “Lucy uses the tools of satire and wit to look at difficult issues, such as internalised misogyny and the pornification of youth culture. The comedy of it is really important. It’s a lot of fun, but we’re trying to pitch it with a shiver underneath the laughter,” Dickson says. NSFW is Dickson’s first production for Red Stitch, although she has already worked widely at home and abroad. She admits female directors and playwrights struggle to match their male counterparts in terms of attention and acclaim, but says things have improved in recent years. “Major theatre companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse and MTC have started doing female director internships. But I’ve just been in the UK, and that made me think we still have a long way to go.” In the spirit of the Bechdel test, Dickson poses me a question that she often asks friends who deny a gender bias: can you name any female directors? “You kind of have to struggle to think of their names. I use that example with film directors all the time, when people say there’s equality.” \ mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au » NSFW runs until December 21 at Red Stitch Actors Theatre, 2 Chapel Street, St Kilda. Tickets $20-$39. www.redstitch.net » www.bechdeltest.com

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Ffffffoster Clarke Ccccccustard – take one!” says Nelson, laughing. He worked hard, was well liked and, in six years, owned a third of the business and was a director. “It was hard because when you direct commercials, everyone is looking at you and waiting for instructions. So I learnt tricks to manage my stammer. The second letter in a word tripped me up so I’d put an ‘a’ in front and then be able to say it,” says Nelson. “When I had to talk to clients on the phone I’d ring my secretary first so I felt more relaxed.” In 1970, he was headhunted by Phillip Adams: ad executive, movie producer and radio broadcaster. They created the first Myer television advertisement and Nelson met British “supermodel” Jean Shrimpton when she opened a Myer cosmetic department. “We made a commercial with her and Jean could see that I was in trouble. She leaned across to me and said, ‘Dear, a friend of mine in London stammers. You should hear her talk – or maybe you shouldn’t!’. She was sympathetic,” recalls Nelson. Nelson travelled to America to research TV advertising; he met actors, producers and writers such as Stirling Dale Silliphant, screenwriter of The Poseidon Adventure. “That was a scary trip but my alter ego took over,” says Nelson. “It was an amazing experience for a little kid from an orphanage, with a stammer.”

The promotions and accolades came thick and fast in the 1970s and ’80s; Nelson became associate director with Adams and won 18 first prizes in the international Retail Advertising Awards over three years. Later he moved to a video production company before finishing his advertising career at Mattingly and Partners as head of broadcast. He worked at a furious pace; in late 1988 Nelson and his team completed 32 advertisements in 32 days in Sydney and Melbourne. “I think I was successful because I had total focus and my stammer always reminded me of yesterday – of ‘House Mother’ Simpson, who said my bedwetting was just attention-seeking and of the ‘stick of hurt’, which was the bamboo switch cut every day that made welts on my legs,” he says. “I had a brand-new Mercedes in the garage, a family and kids, but my stammer was always there to remind me of where I’d been.” There are still moments when the bullying he experienced has an impact on Nelson. When he watched The King’s Speech – the Academy Award-winning depiction of how King George VI learnt to cope with his stammer – he cried. “I could feel his frustration. I’ve watched that film three times and each time I’ve cried,” he says. “I know how hard it was to have a stammer, to have to talk publicly and to have to overcome the fear.”

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Total focus: (from left) The orphanage; Stuart Nelson (left) with his mother and brother, Tony; Stuart holding the 32 advertisement reels completed in 32 days with Mattingly and Partners. (SUPPLIED)

But by 1990, Nelson’s punishing schedule had taken a toll on his 28-year marriage. He has two children, Amanda, a mother of two, and Damien, who also has two children and is a helicopter pilot. “Your mind wanders when your home life isn’t right, but to be No. 1 as a producer you needed total focus.” Instead, he became a waiter at major corporate events. “I knew someone with a catering business and he offered me a job,” he says, laughing. “I talked to waiters wherever I went so I knew what a good waiter was.” Nelson also started teaching business etiquette, which he still does. “Etiquette is not a luxury but a necessity. It can help careers,” he says. Then, 18 months ago, while recuperating from heart failure, Nelson began writing Stammer Your Way to Success. He hopes the book carries a message of hope. “The book isn’t about stammering – it’s about overcoming adversity,” says Nelson. “Everyone has problems but you have to believe in yourself.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.stammeryourwaytosuccess.com.au Published by Xlibris ($18.99) We Welcome your feedback @

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As one half of the interior styling business Scally Duggan Styling – her sister Penny is the other half – Scally has a knack for decorating. Couple this with her vast experience in the fashion industry and her understanding of textiles, and Scally was perfect fit to breathe new life into this five-bedroom residence. “I grew up in a ’70s house with a high cathedral ceiling,” she says. “Everybody who comes through the house has a story of a family friend or a neighbour down the road who lived in a house very similar.” Instead of simply covering the exposed brick, ignoring the original intention of the architects, the Scallys kept the existing features – from the imported German light fittings in the entry hall to the floating cabinetry in the study, the original Miele kitchen and the reflective silver wallpaper in the dining room. Painting the house white, the couple have uncovered the architectural fabric. In part, the advantage of this approach is practical – fewer materials mean a low-cost refurbishment. And what they were able to save in renovation costs they have been able to make up for in buying furniture, such as an original ’70s Grant Featherston modular lounge suite, which Scally covered in white. This sits beautifully beside a ’60s glass coffee table from Nicholas & Alistair, in Abbotsford. “We didn’t want to destroy the integrity of the house because it’s a bit of a masterpiece,” says Scally. “Although we have our frustrations – we don’t live like we did in the ’70s and don’t have formal dinner parties.” To add colour to the interiors and soften the rough texture of the brick, Scally incorporated oversized prints of poolside scenes by photographer Slim Aarons. These sit eloquently next to their collection of mid-century furniture pieces such as an Eames dining table. Through the clever application of artwork and furniture, the Scallys’ house proves there is a certain romanticism in respecting the original architecture. But it is the attention to detail, and the way Scally has seamlessly integrated the art, design and architecture, that makes this house truly come to life. \ FRANCESCA CARTER fcarter@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.scallydugganstyling.com.au gET THE LooK » P38

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ustralia’s most-awarded custom home builder has launched an online design showcase to inspire new-home buyers and demonstrate its versatility and expertise. On The Drawing Board by Glenvill at www.glenvill.com.au/on-the-drawing-board/ will exhibit working drawings and sketches of Glenvill custom home-design projects, led by head designer Anthony Gosling. A refreshing sight in a world of computer-generated design, Gosling’s hand-drawn illustrations highlight the individuality of Glenvill custom designs, with commentary on how the design responded to its brief. “I have an architecture degree and over 30 years’ experience in residential design in Australia and New Zealand, including multilevel dwellings, dual-occupancy, retirement villages and resorts,” Gosling says. “One of the most exciting parts of my work has always been to bring a client’s brief to life in a visual realisation. On The Drawing Board will share the journey and gestation of a design project and show how custom design responds to clients’ briefs. We are selecting inspirational ideas, plans and elevations that we consider to be great design solutions. We have a wide variety of jobs at various stages and we always find people are interested in seeing different resolutions. “On The Drawing Board allows us to showcase designs that may or may not get built and we don’t have to wait until a new house is built to share images. Each will have what we consider to be fantastic ideas to give people stunning environments to live in and offer people alternative design options.” Gosling says On The Drawing Board is intended to be

a resource to help clients and prospective clients think about potential solutions for their own requirements. He says it will also demonstrate that Glenvill designs and builds in a wide variety of housing styles. “People may associate us with one style or another because they regularly drive past one of our displays but in fact we are only limited by what can actually be built and by budget. “We start from scratch when we design a new home for each of our clients. This is a key difference with Glenvill. Yes, we have houses on display, but they are to showcase what we do rather than say this is the house you have to have. Every client’s requirements are unique and every building site individual.” Glenvill design team members meet clients to discuss their requirements and start them on a process that goes from briefings to site inspections and reports, design and budget presentations, documentation, working drawings, contracts, approvals and construction to handover. Gosling says, while there might be many design solutions to a client’s brief, finding the right one is a personal and evolving process. “When people design custom homes, they want to improve the quality of their lives. We look at how they live now and what they want their new house to do for them, how old their children are and what their interests are. It’s always helpful when clients bring in pictures of what they like because words mean different things to different people. “I love this part of my job, the complexity of working with the client and their quirks and requirements and looking at the advantages and constraints of their building site.”

Quick draws: Windsor house façade (above); Glenvill head designer Anthony Gosling (left). (SUPPLIED / Chris Hopkins)

At Glenvill, custom home design includes the entire site, boundary to boundary, not just new home design, Gosling says. The design team looks at how the outdoor living areas – and possibly a pool and or a tennis court – integrate and interact with the house and the site. “The floor plan comes first, before anything else – we need to consider sun, privacy, acoustic privacy, and elements such as what numbers the dining area needs to cater for on occasions. What can end up looking like a comparatively simple design will have a lot of process and consideration behind it, but we know that it will suit the client and how they want to live.” While living areas are becoming more relaxed and there’s a desire for several spaces, people generally want less formal spaces, Gosling says. The design evaluation also takes in cultural influences and how the floor plan can support and promote family life. Some cultures require second kitchens, while others may want linked but separate living areas for larger gatherings. “Australia is a very cosmopolitan place and there are many different influences to consider. It makes design and life so much more interesting.” Gosling says he loves the excitement of clients when they first see sketch designs of what their new home could look like. “No other profession straddles art, sculpture and the commercial realities of building in the way that design and architecture does. You are taking a creative process and you have to pull out a commercial solution that will add value to people’s lives. It is an honour to be able to do this for people, to use creativity to deliver a new level of quality to the way they live.” \ LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.glenvill.com.au/on-the-drawing-board/ Glenvill head office and design centre 840 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East. 9573 8393 NOVEMBER 27, 2013 \ The weekly review 47


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f you’re ever at Melbourne Central with a gaggle of children who inopportunely need to pee, don’t despair. A fantastic recent project by architect Clare Cousins that’s well appreciated by the public is the innovative parenting room on Melbourne Central’s second floor. Yes, I’m raving about what is essentially a public amenity. Carers and parents will understand how the quality of a day’s outing is dramatically affected by the ability to change baby’s nappy, breastfeed comfortably and take the kids to the toilet without undue stress. The imaginatively designed amenity, with colourful walls inscribed with fairytales, and rope for children to swing on while mum feeds baby, is a joy to visit. Part of an upgrade Cousins designed to nine public amenities at the shopping centre, it goes a long way towards putting the humanity back into the shopping mall.

Beginnings

Cousins, a doctor’s daughter, pursued maths and science at school and hadn’t given much thought to architecture as a career. Her decision to study architecture at 18 turns out to have been an inspired one. In March, Cousins won the 2013 Emerging Architect prize, which recognises an individual’s contribution to architectural practice, education and the community. “Emerging architect” is a bit of a misnomer. Cousins, now 37, established her award-winning practice in 2005 after working at other architectural groups for several years. Now she employs seven designers and architects in her North Melbourne firm. The practice has become known for its elegant retail fit-outs, such as Aesop stores, interior designs and beautiful residential projects. Aside from the quality of her work, the Emerging Architect jury was impressed by Cousins’ involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects as a juror and speaker and her support of young architects. “I love mentoring,” she says. “There’s not many women working as principals in architecture firms, 50 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Making architecture accessible to more people, not just the super wealthy, is one of Cousins’ passions. After the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires, when the government invited architects to submit affordable housing designs that would satisfy the new bushfire building regulations, she seized the opportunity. The pro bono brief was to design a house that was economical to build, made from sustainable materials and suitable for a variety of users. Cousins and her team came up with the Hinge House, so-named for its chevron-shaped footprint – with a metal-clad exterior and a plywood-lined interior. It was chosen for inclusion in the Bushfires Homes Service, which offered free house designs for Black Saturday bushfire victims. The simple modular design can be adapted for a variety of uses, explains Cousins. An en suite or study, a playroom or extra garage can be added or discarded without upsetting the plan’s integrity. And the house can be “hinged”’ or angled to various degrees and personalised with coloured cladding.

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A balancing act

Imaginative: Clare Cousins. (James Geer)

Cousins understands the particular challenges parents with young children face, balancing professional and personal lives. She and husband Ben, a builder, (they met as students working in hospitality) have two children, Ginger, 5, and Ivy, 2. “It’s always been a combination of childcare and family assistance and we also share a nanny with another family for a few days, so it’s all worked really well. I always say it’s taken a village to raise our children, it hasn’t been a solo job, and Ben is also really hands on, even though he works a lot of hours,” she says. “I don’t know if I’ve done it the right way; I didn’t take any maternity leave at all. I just kept on working and brought the babies into the office.”

She was thrilled when a couple, who had lost their mudbrick home in the fires, chose the Hinge House plan for their new dwelling. Cousins and her team went beyond the two-hour free consultation and helped them adapt and document the house for tender. “It was a remarkably satisfying project, and very special to be involved in,” she says. Challenges posed by the site – located on a ridge with spectacular views, on a road that would not be defended by fire authorities in future bushfires – led to some changes to the original plan. The adapted home, known as the Christmas Hills House, was built from brick, to increase its fire resistance, while the potential for landslip on the sloping site was met by cantilevering part of the house over the sloping edge of the site, with the 20,000 litre rainwater tank tucked underneath.

At home

It feels like a privilege to be chatting to Cousins at her home in Melbourne’s inner south-east, a red-brick Victorian she finished renovating in 2010. She gives me a quick tour and observes that, despite its modest scale of 200 square metres, there’s a sense of spaciousness. Indeed, the room’s proportions feel just right. “I try to explain to people that if things are designed carefully and efficiently then you don’t have to build big,” she says. We drink coffee at an expansive timber dining table, overlooking the courtyard, while she chats passionately


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about how architecture can transform the way we live. Pale afternoon sunshine filters through a curved floor-to-ceiling window that dissects the ceiling like a blade. It’s a lovely place to be. “It’s a beautiful place to sit. You feel like you’re engaged with the outside, but you’re still within the warmth and protection of the inside, which is really nice,” she says. Cousins’ insight into the way families function informs her design. Her thought processes are evident in features such as a study alcove tucked behind a pretty perforated white metal screen near the kitchen. It’s a perfect place for children to do homework under the watchful eye of mum and dad.

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Selecting the right architect from the get-go is fundamentally important, says Cousins. “I think there needs to be a rapport, where you feel you can really communicate. You need to be able to say, ‘I don’t understand that, or I’m not loving that’. You need to feel like you can have that constant dialogue throughout the project.” Asked to define her design signature, she reflects: “Some architects have a distinctive house style. We don’t. We have a strong idea of what we think will work, but at the same time we think a house should be a reflection of its occupants.” \ ckennedy@theweeklyreview.com.au

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n the ’90s I explored my guilt and anger and why I’m not crazy about cats – the pet or the musical – and decided that a little bit of denial can go a long way to minimising psychiatrists’ fees. Given a choice between owning my anger or a luxury yacht, I’d choose the latter. My generation was bottle-fed (that’s a whole other workshop!) on good conduct and the life-wasn’t-meant-to-be-easy mantra, so it’s not surprising that in recent years science has invested more time and money in the anatomy of melancholy than the understanding of joy. Experts agree (even you and I know this) that consistent surges of adrenalin, noradrenaline and cortisol searing through our bodies will eventually deliver burnout, depression, anger and, in my observations, bad breath. They “suspect” that sensations such as optimism, joy, curiosity and laughing until our faces ache not only make life worth living but also prolong our lives. But where to find that hit of endorphins without ingesting any substances? Comedy venues will have you bent in half and laughing, yoga will have you bent in half and feeling euphoric, but for a one-stop, all-over body and mind experience I’d visit the Abbotsford Convent. What first struck me was the sense of space – it’s profoundly comforting and mysteriously fulfilling.

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The main theatre here is a former church built in 1859 in the neo-Gothic style; it became part of the Uniting Church in the 1970s before being bought by the City of Stonnington in the 1990s and converted into an arts venue. It’s impossible to know what influence the twin pinnacles at the front of the building or the elaborate leadlight window have on audiences, but I’ve noticed that people linger and take their time when entering the space. The meditative vibe may even encourage audiences to turn inward and have a more impactful theatre experience. I once turned inward during a performance of a contortionist playing the trumpet at the same time. \

(JOHN WOUDSTRA)

raheen Designed by William Salway and built in 1870 (and extended in 1884) for Edward Latham of the Carlton Brewery, Raheen was also owned and occupied by Sir Henry Wrixon, a prominent barrister and solicitor. But Raheen is most famous for being the official residence of Archbishop Mannix and four other Catholic archbishops of Melbourne. Bought by the Catholic Church in 1917, it didn’t become a private residence again until 1981. This Italianate-style house exudes a sense of religious order. Perhaps that’s why, whenever I’ve peeked through the gates for a glimpse of its grandeur, I want to put my hands together and say, “let us pray”. \

chapel fitness

(DANIEL McCULLOCH)

Of course, the gardens are tranquil, as are the riverside flats and the flowing river, but it’s also the opportunity to look at the sky without obstruction, the “miracle of infinitude” that’s uplifting and makes me smile. The only time most city folk look up at the sky is when there’s a fireworks display. Although the convent site is now mostly secular – the Sisters of the Good Shepherd still own and operate the Good Shepherd Chapel (recently reopened) – there’s a sense of place here, an opportunity for stillness. Even the sounds of snapping cameras and squealing children are diminished if you walk away slowly (I usually run) and move around the complex. There’s also the neighbouring Collingwood Children’s Farm (established in 1979) for a more rural encounter. The site was chosen by four Irish sisters from the Good Shepherd’s mother house in Angers, France. They arrived in Melbourne in 1863 to establish the order on what had been two large estates, St Heliers and Abbotsford House. From the late 1860s, the site accommodated the Magdalen Asylum, a women’s refuge, a reformatory for young offenders and an industrial school complex for disadvantaged children. By the late 1870s a Catholic day school was added, more land was bought in the 1880s and 1890s, and the institution was providing care for thousands of women and girls through welfare, rehabilitation and protection programs. The convent became one of the largest self-sufficient convent and farm complexes in Australia. A community battle in the late 1990s prevented a proposed redevelopment, with the area south of St Heliers Street being transferred to the Abbotsford Convent Foundation for the community in 2004. There are now more than 280 people based at the convent and it is a historically rich, diverse and supportive environment with plenty of space for boundless joy. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

All Saints’ Anglican Church in Chapel Street, St Kilda East, opposite the Astor Theatre, is one of Melbourne’s oldest Anglican churches. The foundation stone was laid on November 8, 1858, and the first service was held on December 8, 1861. It is said the building is the largest Anglican parish church in the southern hemisphere. On the same corner in a building closer to Dandenong Road, and perhaps originally part of the church complex, you’ll find Chapel Fitness, a gymnasium with high ceilings and vaulted windows where you can get fit and feel virtuous about it. Check out the sign out the front, a cross with dumbbells – heavens above. \

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Developing our city \ Clever design is defining the edgy end of Chapel Street, writes STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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he Windsor end of Chapel Street has enjoyed something of a renaissance in the past few years, rejuvenating itself while staying true to the edgier style of the south side’s most hipster hood. Leading the charge has been a crop of bars and restaurants embracing Melbourne’s love of good design, challenging architects and interior designers to create something unique yet in tune with the area’s ethos. One of the latest additions to the strip is Japanese fusion joint Mr Miyagi. Wendy Bergman and Samantha Eades of interior design outfit Eades & Bergman, whose hospitality fitouts have included The Meatball & Wine Bar and Little Hunter in the CBD, set about creating an Asian laneway-inspired interior on a tight budget. Their cleverest budget trick was to take the idea of tin fencing and recreate it with ridged cardboard painted glossy black. “We made tiles out of cardboard and had all the staff in one day roughing them up a bit,” Bergman reveals. “We glue-gunned them to the wall and it came up really cool. The whole wall cost $150.” The opposing wall features equally inexpensive concrete panelling, with the bricks exposed in other sections. Lighting designer Paul Grummisch created the chain of globe lights in carved wooden casings and added funky street sign-like light boxes. “We tried to create the idea of power lines running down the street,” Bergman says. “It’s an inexpensive way of adding something creative.” The doors for the booths at the back were picked up at a demolition yard, while the bar is clad with reclaimed timber from salvaged shipwrecks, one of the few budgetary splurges.

fonda \ central open kitchen

(Peter Tarasiuk)

Local artist Tracy Hogan drew on Japanese erotica for the bathroom walls. “That was quite tongue in cheek without being too graphic,” Bergman says with a laugh. Architecture and interior design firm Techne, responsible for the fitouts for Tonka and Pillar of Salt, was called in for Mexican restaurant Fonda’s second outpost. Taking over a dilapidated op shop, the idea was to capture the ambience of the Richmond original in a much larger space. The budget had to be kept in check and the owners had already leased the space for Fonda Windsor, so time was a factor. Techne’s Justin Northrop took the meaning of “fonda”, a homestay or small restaurant, and drew out the casual dining concept. The informal space buzzes with energy, revolving around the central, open kitchen. Converting a retail space came with its own problems, mr miyagi \ textured walls particularly as the building was heritage-listed. Stripping back the extraneous layers revealed the beauty Closer to Windsor’s High Street border, Morris Jones underneath. “During the demolition we uncovered the was a furniture store when it opened in 1887, but the spectacular shell of the building, and the design was venue had seen a sad decline, at various stages becoming built around highlighting the pre-existing features, a car parts store and then a cheap fashion outlet. including the beautiful cathedral ceiling and trusses Windsor design practice Russell & George, which and the stained-glass windows,” Northrop says. created Attica’s interior, were given 1960s The brick walls were whitewashed, with “we tried French film À Bout de Souffle, starring playboy colour introduced in a variety of ways, to let the ... actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, as inspiration. including rope-strung benches reflecting space do the “There are a lot of places in Melbourne traditional Mexican craft, and the bold that have the same look and feel; the same geometric floor pattern conceived in talking” lights, chair and tiles,” says Byron George. “We collaboration with graphic designers Golden wanted to give the venue a bit of personality.” Hen. Custom-made black metal pendant lights That vibe can be spotted in the chequered-pattern were inspired by Acapulco. banquettes up front and the blue line that zips around “Well-designed spaces are part of the dialogue the rejuvenated venue. between place and people, and it’s great to see local “The days of multimillion-dollar fitouts for businesses recognising the importance of design in restaurants are well and truly over,” he says. “We tried to maintaining the identity of the area,” Northrop says.

(Dianna Snape)

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let the volume of the space do the talking, stripping back the walls to be as raw as possible. One of the owners literally spent hours painstakingly scraping paint off to get them distressed enough.” His favourite touch is the courtyard wall clad with unfinished fence posts. “Over time it will age, get a bit of a patina to it, and the fence boards will warp and split.” George loves the strip’s crop of new venues, including Kid Boston and The Woods of Windsor. “There’s always a cycle to streets. In the ’80s and ’90s Chapel Street was at the cutting edge of Australian fashion and there was a real buzz about it, then it started to decline. “It’s only recently, when rents have dropped down enough, that food operators have come in and populated it again. It’s completely transformed.” \ sarussell@theweeklyreview.com.au NOVEMBER 27, 2013 \ The weekly review 57


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Malvern \ 105 Claremont Avenue Manicured gardens lovingly tended by the owner welcome visitors to this magnificent two-storey Edwardian residence. Inside, exquisite period features work well alongside the chic Cape Cod style. A skilful renovation includes new floorboards and light fittings that add an intriguing ambience to every room. Off the arched hall is a study with leadlight windows and a wall of built-in cabinetry. The formal lounge room has a fireplace and banquette and the formal dining room has a grand feel with views of a water feature. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and a fully tiled en suite, where you can bathe in luxury while overlooking a side garden. The kitchen is picture-perfect with glossy white cabinetry, Caesarstone benchtops, stylish plantation shutters that feature throughout, plus a café-style window. A casual meals area has a banquette and french doors that reveal a sandstone-paved side garden lined with Manchurian pear trees. The pièce de résistance is a large family/ entertainment area that has an open fireplace and french doors leading to a verandah. The expansive lawn leads to the pool and pool house with its own kitchenette and outdoor shower. The upstairs has a rumpus area and two double bedrooms that share a modern bathroom. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Price \ $3 million +

Auction \ November 30 at 11.30am

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hockingstuart Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000 4

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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Kay & Burton Hawthorn 9820 1111 4

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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 3

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56 Woodville Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million - $1.2 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 7 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.45-1.15pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

16 Alexandra Avenue, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $2.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat from 10.30am .................................................................

17 Alpha Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 7 at 11am ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

42 Lambeth Avenue, Armadale ................................................................. Price: About $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Thursday November 28 at 6.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm, 6pm .................................................................

Masterfully renovated, this stylish threebedroom-plus-study or fourth bedroom residence features lounge, living, dining, Miele kitchen and covered outdoor area.

An exceptional family sanctuary with an elite Golden Mile address, this impressive four-bedroom-plus-study residence is set for indoor/outdoor excellence.

This gorgeous house sits on 800sqm and offers a perfect indoor/outdoor family lifestyle.

Metres from High Street's restaurants and boutiques, this glorious Hawthorn-brick Victorian residence's original elegance defines its enduring appeal.

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Let's eat lunch @ Café Eden, 78 Maling Road Let's eat dinner @ The Wildflower Restaurant, 1 Theatre Pl Let's drink coffee @ Café 88, 88 Maling Road

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SOUTH YARRA \ 17-19 Alexandra Avenue A knockout riverside position and first-class interior finishes are the hallmarks of this two-storey residence. Just one of a handful of single dwellings that actually sits on Alexandra Avenue, the property offers views overlooking the Yarra River and the city. Originally built in the 1930s, the house has undergone an extensive renovation to ensure every finish, room and outlook reveals something more stylish and striking than the last. Separating the house from the street are two terraces framed by black wrought-iron fencing. A glass door opens to the hallway, which introduces visitors to the neutral colour palette and timber floors. To the left is the formal dining and living room, where french doors spill seamlessly out to the north-facing terrace. Opposite, there is a study with an open fireplace and a bedroom. The L-shaped back living area and kitchen wraps itself around a terrace, which has a raised infinity-edge pool. Bifold doors open this area up, making it ideal for entertaining. Upstairs are five large bedrooms that all have either built-in or walk-in wardrobes. The main bedroom at the front overlooks the Yarra River and has a large, tiled en suite. It shares a wide terrace with another bedroom. Just minutes from the Royal Botanic Gardens, this house has a location that can’t be beaten. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

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Price \ $4.5 million +

Auction \ November 30 at 11.30am

mal James \ MELBOURNE’s TOP-END MARKET SPLINTERs DOWN THE MIDDLE

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ast week we commented on what we saw as a blip in the $1-million-plus market in Melbourne, after clearance rates and Bidderman, our bidders per auction measure, both took a bit of a tumble. We thought then that this might just be a temporary stumble in what has otherwise been a very strong spring market. But after another week of mixed results we’ve decided that something else is going on in the $1-million-plus market in Melbourne. We think what we’re seeing is a splintering in the market – between the A-grade properties and the rest. Evidence for this is the fact that while clearance rates in this price segment last week were down to just 53 per cent, Bidderman was up at 2.3. What was even more interesting was the breakdown of bidder numbers across the auctions. A good proportion of auctions – 28 per cent, in fact – were “volcanoes” with four or more bidders. And 60 per cent had two or more bidders. But nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of auctions were “ducks”, with no bidders at all. That’s a pretty polarised market. What we are seeing is some properties

that are being completely ignored by buyers, while others are being fought over. In Toorak, for instance, a property at 11 Tashinny Road that was basically a land sale (Scott Patterson and Michael Armstrong) had six bidders and sold under the hammer for $2,395,000. At 511 square metres, that puts land at $4700 per square metre. Also in Toorak, 6 Verdant Avenue (Philippe Batters) sold for $4,445,000 with four bidders. Another strongly contested auction was for a large Queen Anne house at 5 Tennyson Street, Elwood (Dannie Corr, Whiting & Co). Before a 100-strong crowd, this became a fast-paced six-way contest, taking the final sell price to $1,425,000. In Brighton, the contemporary architect-designed four-bedroom house at 5 Tregenna Court, Brighton East (Campbell Cooney, Hodges) was one of the few bayside homes to sell that weekend. It sold under the hammer with competition between three bidders for a final price of $1,965,000. But there were no bidders for the reproduction French provincial at 50 Fellows Street, Kew, although the property sold soon after for $4.1 million. There were also no bidders for the property at 27 Faversham Road in Canterbury, which also had no bidders and was passed in at $3.9 million. Another surprise pass-in was

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90 Willis Street, Hampton, which received no bids despite a big marketing campaign. The crowd just wasn’t interested in playing ball with the auctioneer, and the property was passed in at $1.45 million. What’s going on there? There is now a clear distinction between A-grade properties that are getting all the attention, and the rest, which are sometimes struggling to even get a look-in. As we pointed out last week, the main reason is the sheer amount of choice out there at the moment. Last weekend had more than 100 auctions in this market segment, with about the same number the weekend just gone. And then we’re up for a Super Saturday with more than

150 auctions on November 30. That means that unless a house is an A-grader or a well-priced B-grader, it is no longer an automatic sell – especially when vendors insist on sticking to their guns and are not prepared to meet the market. Right now, just as a buyer stretching to buy a property has to ask themselves: Am I buying a price or am I buying the property? They are asking sellers the same sort of question: Are you selling a property or are you selling a price? When the property has the right three Ps – price, property and position – the market is sweet for sellers. There are buyers falling over themselves to make the highest bid. That’s the splintering effect. But our thoughts as buyer agents is that, while all this choice is nice, there is no guarantee it will continue. We never advocate buying just anything, but buyers should always be discerning if they see the right property. They should consider going for it (within reason) – and not ignore it because they assume there will be more around the corner. \ Mal James Principal buyer advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au NOVEMBER 27, 2013 \ The weekly review 63


Toorak \ 31/546 Toorak Road

Rodney Morley Persichetti \ 9826 0000

SURREY HILLS \ 16 Gladstone Street

Price \ $1.25 million +

Auction \ December 1 at 1pm

Hocking Stuart \ 9830 7000 Price \ $1.15 million – $1.25 million Auction \ November 30 at 1pm

Barridene offers luxurious New York-style living in the heart of Toorak. A grand marble foyer begins a journey of ease and opulence. Totally renovated, even reconfigured, apartment 31 is spacious yet classically styled. To one side of the entry are the expansive formal living and dining rooms, which offer sweeping views of the gardens, pool, spa and barbecue areas below. Chandeliers, beige carpet and cream walls are a neutral backdrop here, while automated blinds are an elegant extra. The kitchen has light-timber cabinetry and black-granite benchtops and splashbacks plus easy-care floorboards that continue into the casual meals area; an adjacent family room has built-in cabinetry and a granite-topped servery. Next door, the second bedroom has built-in wardrobes, cabinetry and a desk. It sits opposite a bathroom with floor-to-ceiling granite tiles and separate powder room. The main bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe and a granite-tiled en suite with a bath. There are two car spaces on title, plus visitor parking. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

It’s no contradiction to say an active, outdoorsy buyer will love the pocket backyard of this new townhouse, because instead of doing garden maintenance they’ll be enjoying one of Melbourne’s biggest leisure facilities a handy 100 metres away. The multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Aqualink Box Hill and Surrey Park is complete and it re-opens in two weeks, making this location even more desirable for couples, young families and empty-nesters who maintain a fitness regime or play sport. Back at the immaculate house, its 24 squares include a bedroom with en suite downstairs and a further two bedrooms (one with views to Mount Dandenong) plus a main retreat upstairs. The living room has timber floors and large windows that welcome light from the north-west. On one side, bifold glass doors open to a modest deck and lawn. On the other side is a meals area, a practical 2pac kitchen and a laundry. A carpeted TV/study space is at the top of the stairs. The double garage adjoins a sister property that’s also on the market. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 4

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6 Primrose Street, Windsor ................................................................. Price: $775,000 - $850,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 7 at 11am ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

19 Montana Street, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1 million - $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday December 7 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

A charming single-story Victorian terrace perfectly positioned just moments from the delights of Chapel Street's many cafés, restaurants and boutiques.

This well-maintained four-bedroom family house has a large living and dining with a Castlemaine-stone fireplace and expansive gardens on 698sqm (approx).

Let's eat lunch @ Dukes, 169 Chapel Street Let's eat dinner @ David's, 4 Cecil Place Let's drink coffee @ Yellow Bird, 122 Chapel Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Oak Room, 305 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Preserve Kitchen, 32 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Milk Cloud Café, 283 High Street

Auction \ November 30 at 11am

At street level, this house looks like just another Californian bungalow. Red brickwork, a sloping roof, deep eaves and exposed beams and rafters are all characteristics that blend in with the neighbourhood. Now step inside. Big, airy rooms with original detailing, polished-timber floors and flawless attention to detail are just some of the features of this sensational residence. The two rooms on either side of the hallway retain the period’s classic configuration. They have decorative ceilings and leadlight windows. One is a sitting room. The other is a bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and a built-in desk. A contemporary extension vastly increases the house’s footprint, but also opens it up to the garden. Upstairs is a luxurious main bedroom, which has a balcony, en suite, walk-in wardrobe and a sauna. The open-plan kitchen and living area has a wall of north-facing windows and doors, which open to the terrace and pool. A Miele kitchen with an island bench plays off the timber joinery, which adds warmth to the neutral colour palette. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

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SOUTH YARRA \ 48 DAVIS AVENUE Expect the unexpected at this renovated and extended Victorian house in the heart of South Yarra. The façade is as Victorian as can be. Inside, rooms off the central hall attest to their Victorian origins with high pressed-metal ceilings, Baltic pine floorboards and open fireplaces. Then flick the switch to contemporary. The architect-designed extension includes a kitchen of shiny white surfaces and vivid green highlights where the cooking/meals area is on a raised platform overlooking the living room and courtyard. An elliptical island bench incorporates the cooktop and sink, with a table at the end of the kitchen space. Unconventional it may be, but this space, with its soaring ceiling and walls of glass, opens to a courtyard, so there is no shortage of indoor-outdoor entertainment space. A lot has been packed into this house, including an en suite to a downstairs bedroom, and a family bathroom with super-sized shower. Stairs lead to a carpeted study and to a main bedroom with built-in and walk-in wardrobes. The bedroom’s en suite has a sculptural pedestal basin and a step-down shower. The property’s greatest asset may be its location in tree-lined Davis Avenue – only a few metres from Toorak Road, yet a world away from the hustle and bustle behind those solid-brick Victorian walls. \ MARIA HARRIS

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Price \ About $2.5 million

Auction \ November 30 at 3.30pm

BALWYN NORTH \ 52 Walnut Road POSTCODE

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 5

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Abercromby´s Real Estate Pty Ltd 9864 5300 4

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Fletchers \ 9859 9561

Price \ $1.6 million – $1.8 million

Auction \ November 30 at 10am

Quarrels and queues for the bathroom are a thing of the past in a house that lavishes an en suite (as well as a walk-in wardrobe) on each of its five bedrooms. This substantial property puts family first, not only with bathroom convenience but also three zoned living spaces, a magnificent cook’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, and a landscaped garden that just calls out for a bunch of kids. Further, its quiet, family-friendly location is in easy reach of various sports facilities and parks, shopping centres, and within the Balwyn High School zone. There are 48 squares of living space on the 716-square metre block, with a double garage, a merbau deck and a huge paved portico that also forms the underside of a balcony for the upstairs main bedroom. The just-completed house exudes luxury in its finishes as well as its spaces. It has pale engineered-oak floors, 2.34-metre-high internal doors, walk-in linen cupboards upstairs and down, security intercom, and generous windows, outlined in kohl against white walls, framing splendid vistas. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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This desirably situated single-level residence provides brilliant spaces for bringing people together and creates individual zones for each family member.

Proximity to the Royal Botanic Gardens, leading schools and beautifully renovated spaces play a significant part in the success of this outstanding family house.

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CANTERBURY \ 37-39 ROCHESTER ROAD

we love it Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 Auction \ November 30 at 1.30pm

Price \ $1.15 million +

Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

Price \ $3.5 million +

Auction \ December 7 at 1pm

Any excuse, from playgroup picnics and family festivities to tossing a ball for the postcode dog, gets the locals out and about at Ardrie Park. Bounded by quiet residential streets, it has tennis courts, a fenced playground, sunny lawns and gardens, and an oval edged by century-old elms. A secret side path from the park leads directly to the neat, semi-detached weatherboard house at 71a Repton Road. Its façade is modest, with picket fence, off-street parking and tiled porch. Out the back it’s a different story: a solar-heated pool and gorgeous landscaped outdoor living space face west. The low-maintenance house has been renovated to a high standard with elegant fittings, spotted-gum floors and neutral tones. Three bedrooms are complemented by a living room and smart kitchen downstairs, plus a carpeted study and lounge with balcony upstairs. Understair drawers, roof access and a cute shed come in handy, as will that off-site greenery at Ardrie Park. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

As Melbourne’s inner suburbs feel the squeeze of high-density living, large blocks of land are increasingly hard to find. Here, however, is a vast stretch of privately owned greenery, big enough for the largest families to enjoy backyard cricket after Christmas lunch; almost 3300 square metres of lawn and gardens surround this single-level brick house in Canterbury. The house has four bedrooms and two living areas – one being a sunroom, which looks out over the big backyard and has access to a pergola-covered terrace – as well as a huge, north-facing study accessed through double doors off the dining room. The living room has an original fireplace. All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and get plenty of sunlight; one has access to the back garden. They are serviced by two adjoining bathrooms. Nestled between Canterbury and Mont Albert roads with Camberwell’s best schools, Maling Road shops and the train station all only a few minutes walk away, the opportunities are bound only by what you can dream up. \ EDDIE MORTON

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1 Bowen Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat 11.30-noon .................................................................

1a Williams Road, Windsor ................................................................. Price: $850,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 11am ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

6a Ailsa Court, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

8 Miami Street, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $3.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 30 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat from 3pm .................................................................

Offered for the first time since 1957, this original classic with flexible commercial/ residential use and side lane access offers scope to upgrade or redevelop.

This is a prime opportunity in a 1930s duplex, offering the flexibility to owner occupy or invest.

Positioned at the top of a quiet court, this outstanding new townhouse offers an innovative design, quality finish and spacious 36-square floor plan.

Magnificent two-storey Victorian residence in close proximity to cafés, shops, Glenferrie Road, Camberwell Junction and some of Melbourne's finest schools.

Let's eat lunch @ Samurai, 804 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Lulo, 798 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Liar Liar, 90 Kinkora Road

Let's eat lunch @ Lucky Coq, Cnr High & Chapel streets Let's eat dinner @ Bivanio's Italian, 9 Baker Street Let's drink coffee @ Dukes Coffee, 169 Chapel Street

Let's eat lunch @ Sale Sucre Café, 6/321 Balwyn Road Let's eat dinner @ Restaurant 59, 1134 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Fat Owls Café, 70 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Rd Let's eat dinner @ Koots Salle a Manger, 479 Glenferrie Rd Let's drink coffee @ Olio & Pane, 328 Auburn Rd

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Address

AGENT PAGE

Abbotsford

160 Nicholson St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 164 318/677 Victoria St Jellis Craig 174

Alphington

12 Hanslope Ave

Collins Simms 147

Armadale

6/769 High St Thomson 76 24 St James Rd Marshall White 130 32 Seymour Ave Marshall White 134 14 LLaneast St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 156 65 Denbigh Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 164 29 Wattletree Rd Hocking Stuart 216 3/19 Willis St Hocking Stuart 218 1/6 James Rd Hooper 219 6/25 Rose St Marshall White One 256

Arthurs Seat

2a Cloud St

Ashburton

12 St Georges Cres 1 Pitt St

Ashwood

11 Beechwood Tce

Balwyn

7 Frederick St 17 Head St 314 Belmore Rd 18 Belmore Rd 1a Glenluss St 4 A.I.F St 2 & 3/76 Yerrin St 92 Rochester Rd 2 Ropley Ave 10 Conway Cres 9 Bevan St 57 Fitzgerald St 7 Kenilworth St 15 Norbert St 174 Whitehorse Rd 25 Banool Rd 163 Gordon St 33 Frederick St 3 Reumah Crt 23 Walsh St

Kay & Burton 247

Marshall White 134 Jellis Craig 201

Marshall White 135

Fletchers 78 Fletchers 84 Fletchers 88 Fletchers 89 Fletchers 89 Fletchers 90 Marshall White 120 Marshall White 131 Marshall White 133 Marshall White 135 Jellis Craig 175 Jellis Craig 176 Jellis Craig 177 Jellis Craig 178 Jellis Craig 179 Jellis Craig 201 Jellis Craig 202 Jellis Craig 202 Jellis Craig 203 Noel Jones 258

Balwyn North

52 Walnut Rd Fletchers 84 6a Ailsa Crt Fletchers 85 4 Viewpoint Rd Fletchers 87 12 Highbury St Fletchers 88 53 Trentwood Ave Marshall White 117 8 Houghton St Marshall White 122 51 Dempster Ave Marshall White 127 1 Hosken St Marshall White 129 21 Moreton St Marshall White 142 17 Leicester St Jellis Craig 180 46 Cascade St Jellis Craig 203 3/7 Mutual Rd Jellis Craig 204 56 Woodville St Hocking Stuart 216 17 Alpha St Kay & Burton 246 1a Highbury St Christopher Russell 252 16 Riversdie Ave Christopher Russell 253 2b Don St Christopher Russell 253

Bayswater North 320-328 Canterbury Rd

Bentleigh East 26b Bonny St

Blairgowrie 3 Whitehead St

Box Hill 7 Rose St

Box Hill North 17a Elizabeth St

Brighton

Woodards 251

Dingle Partners 91

Kay & Burton 248

Fletchers 81

Marshall White 143

5 Seacombe Gve Marshall White 121 46 South Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 157

Burwood

369 Warrigal Rd

Camberwell

9 Waterloo St 59 Cookson St 18 Pine Ave 33 Radnor St 35 Avenue Rd 6 Crellin Gve 32 Athelstan Rd 10 Canterbury Rd 33 Inglesby Rd 8 Russell St 3/31 Brinsley Rd 23 Cornell St

Fletchers 86

Marshall White 99 Marshall White 105 Marshall White 125 Marshall White 126 Marshall White 133 Marshall White 139 Jellis Craig 181 Jellis Craig 182 Jellis Craig 204 Kay & Burton 232 Marshall White One 254 Noel Jones 260

Canterbury

56 Parlington St 1/25 Chatham Rd 42 Warburton Rd 10 Cooba St 16 Alexandra Ave 37 Avenue Athol 3 Carinda Rd 24 Maling Rd 37-39 Rochester Rd 38 Wentworth Ave 34 Maling Rd 5/6 Gascoyne St 32 Rochester Rd 5/13-15 Maling Rd

Fletchers 87 Marshall White 136 Marshall White 140 Marshall White 144 Jellis Craig 183 Jellis Craig 184 Jellis Craig 185 Jellis Craig 186 Jellis Craig 187 Jellis Craig 188 Jellis Craig 205 Jellis Craig 205 Kay & Burton 233 Kay & Burton 246

Carlton

Caulfield North

Deepdene

50 Grattan St Nelson Alexander Smyth 95 3 Malonga Crt Rodney Morley Persichetti 219 27 Kitchener St 2 Gordon St

Hocking Stuart 217 Christopher Russell 252

Doncaster

165-171 George St

East Melbourne

Woodards 249

10 Magistrates Walk Anderson 77 1801/279 Wellington Pde Kay & Burton 244

Glen Iris

7 Glentilt Rd Fletchers 86 1/8 Hope St Fletchers 89 23 Ashburton Rd Fletchers 89 35 Britten St Marshall White 106 10 Erica Ave Marshall White 113 21 Wilson St Marshall White 114 1a Watson St Marshall White 122 1 Pascoe St Marshall White 128 20a Belmont Ave Marshall White 143 25 Carroll Cres Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 165 5 Heaton Ave Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 165 1/13 Osborne Ave Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 166 118 Summerhill Rd Jellis Craig 189 49 Albion Rd Jellis Craig 206 11 Brandon St Noel Jones 260 1541, 1543 & 1545 High St Noel Jones 261 40 Celia St Noel Jones 261 18/1737 Malvern Rd Noel Jones 262

Hawthorn

2.07/33 Wattle Rd Little Residential 90 69 Manningtree Rd Marshall White 116 13 Urquhart St Marshall White 128 10/8 Wallen Rd Marshall White 144 48 Mason St Jellis Craig 153 19 Edgerton St Jellis Craig 190 10 Hepburn St Jellis Craig 191 35 Oxley Rd Jellis Craig 192 4/11 Robinson Rd Jellis Craig 206 46 Church St Miles 212 18 College St Kay & Burton 234 22 York St Kay & Burton 235 26 Austin St Kay & Burton 245 81 Kooyongkoot Rd Kay & Burton 245 1 Bowen St Woodards 251 4/5 Denham St Marshall White One 254 106 Illawarra Rd Noel Jones 259

Hawthorn East

3/15 Mowbray St 8 Miami St 17 Rathmines Rd 3 Mowbray St 5 Bluff St 50 Broomfield Rd 7 Lorne Rd 294 Riversdale Rd 481 Tooronga Rd 55 Havelock Rd 29 Harcourt St 13 Mowbray St 486 Barkers Rd 26 Bayview Ave

Kew

Fletchers 85 Marshall White 103 Marshall White 118 Marshall White 123 Marshall White 123 Marshall White 145 Marshall White 146 Jellis Craig 207 Jellis Craig 207 Hocking Stuart 217 Kay & Burton 220 Kay & Burton 236 Kay & Burton 237 Kay & Burton 244

32a Walpole St RT Edgar 69 1/175 Brougham St Fletchers 80 174 Cotham Rd Fletchers 82 11 Grange Rd Fletchers 83 43 Disraeli St Fletchers 88 15 Gladstone St McLaren 94 28 Walpole St Nelson Alexander 95 8/95 Princess St McLaren 95 20 Studley Ave Marshall White 102 21 Stirling St Marshall White 115 861 Glenferrie Rd Marshall White 119 31 Holroyd St Marshall White 121 112 Edgevale Rd Marshall White 131 2 Loxton St Marshall White 140 367 Cotham Rd Abercromby’s 150 8 Blythswood Crt Jellis Craig 193 113 Edgevale Rd Jellis Craig 194 5a Macartney Ave Jellis Craig 195 13 May St Jellis Craig 208 34 Atkins St Jellis Craig 208 40 Denmark St Hocking Stuart 218 19 Barry St Kay & Burton 222 148 Wiltshire Dve Marshall White One 255

Kew East

10 Olive St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 169 5 Forster Ave Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 169 71a Repton Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 170 7/5-7 Alcala Ave Marshall White One 255 20 Alma St Noel Jones 262 48 & 50 Chadstone Rd Noel Jones 263

Melbourne

711/250 St Kilda Rd 16.2/201 Spring St 27/50 Bourke St 41/51 Spring St 10/4-10 Bank Plc 55 Charles St 11b/635 St Kilda Rd 71/51 Spring St

RT Edgar 74 Dingle Partners 91 Dingle Partners 92 Dingle Partners 92 Dingle Partners 93 Dingle Partners 93 Kay & Burton 229 Kay & Burton 243

Mont Albert

421 Mont Albert Rd 8 George St 15 Smythe Ave

Mount Eliza 45 Koornalla Cres 8 Royston Crt 23 Jacksons Rd 36 Jacksons Rd 4 Jenula Ave

Jellis Craig 210 Hocking Stuart 219 Kay & Burton 247 RT Edgar 75 Marshall White 96 Marshall White 109 McEwing Partners 265 McEwing Partners 265

21 Range Rd

Kay & Burton 248

Murrumbeena

5 Burns Ave Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 170 516 Neerim Rd Ray White 257 14 Ricourt Ave Noel Jones 263

Port Melbourne

13 Hartwood St McLaren 94 84 Kilby Rd Marshall White 129 2/1216 Old Burke Rd Jellis Craig 196 20 Ramsay Ave Jellis Craig 197 44 Clyde St Jellis Craig 209 91 Belford Rd Jellis Craig 209 7 Bennett Pde Christopher Russell 252

703/55 Beach St

Portsea

41 Wildcoast Rd

Lower Plenty

Richmond

7 Roseburn Crt

Malvern

RT Edgar 71

341 Glenferrie Rd RT Edgar 70 3/120b Stanhope St Thomson 76 29 Dixon St Marshall White 107 37 Embling Rd Marshall White 108 11 Bonview Rd Marshall White 124 17 Parslow St Marshall White 126 47 Wheatland Rd Marshall White 132 4 Soudan St Marshall White 141 2b Robinson St Abercromby’s 151 54 Edsall St Abercromby’s 151 1a Canberra Gve Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 167 8 Banksia Way Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 167 4 Hunter St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 168 105 Claremont Ave Beller 214 67 Elizabeth St Kay & Burton 228

Malvern East

7/100 Burke Rd Marshall White 37 Coppin St Marshall White 23 Oak Gve Marshall White 20 Nirvana Ave Marshall White 15 Nyora St Marshall White 5 Turner St Abercromby’s 34 Alma St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 76 Kerferd St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 12 Serrell St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 72 Fisher St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon

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39-41 Rowena Pde RT Edgar 72 103 Rowena Pde Marshall White 137 11 Goodwood St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 171 24 Leslie St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 171 1/1 Hunter St Kay & Burton 230 120 Highett St Kay & Burton 231 4/105 Crown St Kay & Burton 243 9/200 Brighton St Marshall White One 256

Rowville

5 Enterprise Dve

Crabtrees 264

San Remo

215 Philip Island Rd

Prowse Burns 264

South Gippsland Cape Liptrap

South Yarra 48 Davis Ave 29 Howitt St

112 127 132 136 137 152

Elders 265

Marshall White 110 Marshall White 125

Dingle Partners 93

St Kilda West

Marshall White 98

Surrey Hills 211 Mont Albert Rd 12 Gladstone St 713 Canterbury Rd 93 Guildford Rd 5 View St 18 Kennealy St 37 Union Rd 4/45 Kent Rd 52 Weybridge St 15 Norfolk Rd

Toorak

108 Elizabeth St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 166

Kooyong

47/167 Fitzroy St

Keatings 265

St Kilda

Templestowe

79 Chatsworth Rd Marshall White 2/60 Upton Rd Marshall White 32 Wrights Tce Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 103/11 Hillingdon Plc Kay & Burton

185 Trentham-Springhill Rd

RT Edgar 73 RT Edgar 75

Prahran

Spring Hill

49 York St

Mount Martha

61 Lang St Marshall White 139 70 Moore St Marshall White 141 2 Oxford Ln Marshall White 142 52 Moore St Marshall White 145 17-19 Alexandra Ave Abercromby’s 148 59 Marne St Abercromby’s 149 29 Cunningham St Abercromby’s 152 20 Hope St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 162 15/77 Caroline St Kay & Burton 226 3/318 Walsh St Kay & Burton 227 63 Lang St Kay & Burton 241 87 Albion St Kay & Burton 241 1/16 Millswyn St Marshall White One 256

Marshall White 130 Marshall White 138 Marshall White 138 Jellis Craig 198 Jellis Craig 199 Jellis Craig 210 Jellis Craig 211 Jellis Craig 211 Jellis Craig 212 Kay & Burton 238

6-8 Dellas Ave

Jellis Craig 200

7 Selborne Rd RT Edgar 68 651 Malvern Rd Thomson 77 23 Glen Rd Marshall White 97 Penthouse/15 Lansell Rd Marshall White 100 1 Montalto Ave Marshall White 101 7 Sargood St Marshall White 104 3 Monomeath Ave Marshall White 111 41a Washington St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 163 15/30 Lansell Rd Williams Batters 212 15 Evans Crt Williams Batters 213 42a Lansell Rd Rodney Morley Persichetti 219 69 Grange Rd Kay & Burton 224 60 Fairbairn Rd Kay & Burton 225 1/9 Woorigoleen Rd Kay & Burton 239 3/75 Clendon Rd Kay & Burton 239 15 Montalto Ave Kay & Burton 240 21 Mathoura Rd Kay & Burton 240 3 Montalto Ave Woodards 250 2/530 Toorak Rd Marshall White One 256

Warrandyte South 521 Ringwood-W’dyte Rd

Windsor

Jellis Craig 172

6 Primrose St RT Edgar 74 1a Williams Rd Kay & Burton 242 listings provided by campaigntrack.

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WINDSOR

6 Primrose Street

Charming single story Victorian terrace perfectly positioned just moments from Chapel Street. With potential to further improve, this comfortable period home has every lifestyle advantage being a short walk to the delights of Chapel Street’s many cafes, restaurants and boutiques and literally minutes from Windsor train station and parks. Comprises: Entrance hall, 2 double bedrooms, open plan living and dining area, kitchen, bathroom, period features, high ceilings, laundry facilities and a spacious sunny rear garden.

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Sat 7th December at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Peter Gray 0499 660 031 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

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. 74 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Saturday 30th November at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & 5.30-6.00pm, Saturday 11.30-12.00pm Mary Dowling 0438 098 888 Gerald Betts 0418 371 855 133 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park 9699 7222 rtedgar.com.au


MOUNT ELIZA

45 Koornalla Crescent

Set on a large 1975 sq.m (half acre approx) over 20,000 sq ft, 300 metres from the beach with terraced gardens overlooking Earimil Creek Bushland Reserve, the impressive 36 sq (approx) residence designed by Graeme Jones boasts four bedrooms, three living areas including a sunkissed main lounge beside the pool, a huge billiards lounge with a bar and door to the poolside and an upper level children’s retreat and study, while a bridge over a mezzanine leads to the master suite where parents can enjoy water views from their private balcony.

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.

$1,380,000 - $1,450,000 By Appointment Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au

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Armadale 6/769 High Street Outstanding dual level residence delivers the best of design concepts. Set back from the street, its large living/dining area and open plan kitchen overlook a private courtyard, while upstairs three bedrooms surround a central bathroom plus separate W.C. The master bedroom includes built in robes and an inviting balcony. Secure garaging for 2 cars. Huge storage.

3 • Generous spaces • Sunny courtyard • Large store room • Downstairs powder room • Double garage with security entry Auction Saturday 14th December 12.00pm Inspect Thursday 11.45-12.15 Saturday 1.00-1.30

Malvern 3/120B Stanhope Street Fronting Horace Street, well known and widely regarded for its lifestyle appeal and the promise of investment success, this inviting, updated, single level two bedroom unit is conveniently close to Glenferrie Road and Malvern Gardens. Entered from Horace Street, enhanced by lock up garage and sunny courtyard, generous living/dining, separate kitchen and modern bathroom form an ideal combination.

Auction Saturday 7th December 12.00pm Inspect Thursday 2.00-2.30 Saturday 10.00-10.30

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

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Toorak 651 Malvern Road

4/5

A stunning discovery, a sensational home, this fabulous fully renovated, impressively extended Californian 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 indoor-outdoor 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 1.00-1.30 Saturday from 10.30

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EAST MELBOURNE 10 Magistrates Walk SPECTACULAR TOWN RESIDENCE

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Architecturally designed to luxurious standards Elegant master bedroom with walk-in-wardrobe & ensuite Generous 2nd & 3rd bedrooms plus 4th bedroom/home office Bright open plan kitchen (Miele appliances) Two immaculate bathrooms plus central powder room Expansive living & dining zones with flexible layout Private alfresco winter-garden terrace with integrated GE BBQ Double garage with ample storage Internal lift, butlers pantry, security intercom Own title with no OC fees, approximately 323sqm Positioned meters from Treasury Gardens, The MCG, Rod Laver Arena, all transport, the Yarra River & Melbourne’s City Centre just a 500m walk

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BALWYN 7 Frederick Street

Auction Saturday 7 December at 12noon

It´s a pleasure just to walk through this exemplary 5 bedroom French Provincial home. To reside here would be to experience the ultimate in family lifestyles. Substantial living and entertaining spaces over 3 levels consist of formal living and dining, expansive kitchen/family/meals, lower level rumpus and upstairs retreat. The gourmet European kitchen offers walk-in pantry and quality cabinetry set around a large granite island bench. The spacious family room opens out to an impressive alfresco setting complete with BBQ, fridge and large preparation area with sink. The beautifully fitted and finished home comprises 5 bedrooms in total, 1 at entry level and 4 upstairs, all with walk-in robes. Family bathroom, 2 ensuites and powder rooms highlight superior fittings including porcelain tiling, walk-in showers, marble vanities and the central feature of the indulgent main bedroom ensuite, a stunning hand crafted bath. Features include fitted laundry, fitted wine cellar, spotted gum flooring, plantation shutters and secure driveway entry to the 4 car garage. In the Balwyn High School Zone, close to tram, shops, restaurants, cinema, parklands, schools and Eastern Freeway.

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Thurs 11-11.30am & Sat 3-3.30pm 15.24m x 39.62m - 603 sq m approx. Jeremy Desmier 0409 601 613 Tim Heavyside 0403 020 404 61 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9561

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AUCTION

SAT 07 DECEMBER 12.30PM

2.07/33 WATTLE ROAD, HAWTHORN

UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY, UNLIMITED LUXURY This contemporary apartment features a high-gloss kitchen with stylish meals area and a spacious living and dining space that effortlessly flows through to an entertainers’ balcony. A 3 bedroom apartment, master with en-suite and WIR A Moments to restaurants, transport, schools & parklands A Basement parking for two cars, plus storage cage

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BENTLEIGH EAST 26B BONNY STREET

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NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART LANDMARK FAMILY HOME WITH A DELUXE ALFRESCO ENTERTAINING DECK Setting new standards in state-of-the-art luxury, moments from shops and schools, this magnificent contemporary family home showcases a stunning double storey bespoke design. Glass floors sweep into a huge living and dining area with a gas fireplace. Stacker doors lead to the enormous alfresco deck beneath an automatic awning. Schemed in Calacutta marble is a gourmet Blum kitchen with Gaggenau gas fixtures. Downstairs is a lavish master suite with a walk-in robe and twin ensuite. Upstairs are two bedrooms with built-ins, another master suite and a sparkling family bathroom. Features include C-Bus automation, a European laundry, a powder room, ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, underfloor heating, security and an automatic single garage.

MELBOURNE 16.2/201 SPRING STREET Commanding an imposing location with high, sweeping views, this spacious apartment has been stylishly renovated by Mark Richards Architects, and offers Black Heart Sassafras timber from Tasmania and smooth stone finishes throughout. Designed with a seamless flow, the open plan living/dining and kitchen area spreads out with day beds and a dry-stacked stone feature wall, while the Miele kitchen has a walk-in pantry. The master bedroom has excellent storage and a fully tiled ensuite, plus there is a study, second robed bedroom, bathroom plus fully equipped laundry. Highly practical with two car spaces, storage cage, onsite concierge, heating/cooling and intercom, it´s also so close to the city´s best theatres and restaurants.

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Docklands

East Melbourne

Melbourne

Southbank

2 Saturday 14 December 2:00pm Thursday 28th November 6:30-7:00pm Saturday 7th December 12:30-1:00pm Anton Wongtrakun 0419 352 888

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MELBOURNE 27/50 BOURKE STREET HOUSE-LIKE CBD PENTHOUSE APARTMENT WITH A DELUXE ROOFTOP ENTERTAINING TERRACE Offered for the first time in 25 years, this outstanding penthouse apartment is defined by a house-like design crafted for entertaining. Quietly tucked away in ‘Bourke Hills’, it is footsteps from shops, restaurants and trams. Framed by custom bookcases is a huge living and dining area. Further on is a spacious family area and a modern kitchen with European fixtures. Step outside to the deluxe entertaining terrace with a spa and two storage rooms. Nearby is an ensuited master bedroom, second bedroom or study, third bedroom which could be configured as two, bright fourth bedroom and two bathrooms. Features include a laundry, ducted heating and cooling, a cellar, an alarm, built-in robes, two secure car spaces, intercom and video security.

MELBOURNE 41/51 SPRING STREET

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DELUXE BOUTIQUE CBD APARTMENT WITH SWEEPING VIEWS- AT THE PARIS END OF THE CITY Defined by a glorious north-easterly outlook encompassing the Old Treasury Building to picturesque Treasury Gardens and the MCG, this magnificent boutique CBD apartment is exclusively positioned within a renowned Nonda Katsalidis building. One of two on the floor, it showcases an enormous living and family area, elegant dining area and superb covered entertaining balcony. Nearby is a sleek granite kitchen with premium gas fixtures. The huge master suite could be configured into two bedrooms. It has built-ins and a lavish spa ensuite. Further on is a second double bedroom with built-ins, large study and plush full bathroom. Features include a powder room, laundry, ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, car space with lift access and security. Includes concierge services for an easy and secure lock up and leave lifestyle.

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For Sale Inspect Contact Price

Carlton

Docklands

East Melbourne

Melbourne

Southbank

By Appointment Anton Wongtrakun 0419 352 888 $2.4M +

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St Kilda Road

1 Expression of Interest closing December 12 at 5:00pm Saturday 30th November 11:00-11:30am Anton Wongtrakun 0419 352 888 Malcolm Dingle 0418 333 489 $1.5M Plus

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EAST MELBOURNE 55 CHARLES STREET RARE LAND - A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME This highly prized and exclusive parcel of prime residential land within the heart of East Melbourne- in historic Jolimont Square. Enjoy the lifestyle of the quiet and secure gated community on the Melbourne City fringe. Minutes from the MCG, Galleries, Fitzroy/Botanical Gardens and the Paris end of Collins St. Surrounded by historical homes, its your chance to be part of something truly special and live the dream. This is truly a unique opportunity to acquire prime residential land on the very edge of the City. Be sure to act as this won’t be repeated any time soon.

MELBOURNE 10/4-10 BANK PLACE

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ICONIC TWO BEDROOM PENTHOUSE Bright and spacious two bedroom apartment in the heritage ‘ Charter House’ building featuring polished timber floors, open plan living/dining opening to balcony, modern kitchen with marble bench tops, aircon, built in robes, bathroom with large shower and marble top vanity. includes intercom and secure lift access.

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Carlton

1 Saturday 14 December 11.30am Saturday 30 Nov 2:30-3:00pm Robert Eggers 0412 329 340 $480,000 Plus

Docklands

East Melbourne

For Sale Inspect Contact

By Appointment Anton Wongtrakun 0419 352 888

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING 12 DECEMBER 5:00PM

ST KILDA 47/167 FITZROY STREET

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OUTSTANDING ONE-BEDROOM DESIGNER APARTMENT Set in the heart of St Kilda, this outstanding designer apartment has a spacious living/dining area, study corner, large northeast-facing balcony, modern gas kitchen, double bedroom with built-ins, bathroom/laundry, electric heating, new carpet, secure car space and intercom.

For Sale Inspect Contact

Melbourne

Southbank

St Kilda Road

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1 Saturday 30 Nov 12-12:30pm Brad Carlin- Smith 0466 605 522

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KEW EAST 13 Hartwood Street Renovation / Redevelopment Opportunity

AUCTION

This Saturday 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 pm & Saturday 10:30-11 am

LAND

18.2 m x 45 m / 819 sq m approx.

CONTACT Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 &

TH A IS U C SA T I TU ON RD A Y

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

KEW 15 Gladstone Street The Victorian Charmer!

AUCTION

This Saturday at 12:30 pm

Charming block fronted Victorian cottage providing comfortable accommodation with tremendous scope for future renovations (STCA). The home comprises two bedrooms, arched hall leading to a living room flowing to a spacious kitchen/ dining area which opens to a generous rear yard. Parking is via the rear lane. Features include polished Baltic pine floors, high ceilings, dishwasher, spa bath, new carpets & paint throughout. The home is superbly located an easy walk to the tram, Kew Recreation Centre, Kew Junction & Kew´s leading schools.

INSPECT

Thursday 2-2:30 pm &

LAND

20 ft x 165 ft (6.1 m x 50.2 m approx.)

278 High Street, Kew 94 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

9854 8888

Saturday 12-12:30 pm CONTACT Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 &

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

mclaren.com.au


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KEW 8/95 Princess Street Set on the first floor at the rear of the development. Stunningly presented with gourmet kitchen, open plan dining & living area, private north facing balcony with leafy outlook, modern bathroom with bath & laundry, two bedrooms with BIRs & study. Also features ducted heating & cooling, storeroom, linen closet & carport on title.

278 High Street, Kew

AUCTION

This Saturday at 2:30pm

INSPECT

Thursday 12-12:30 pm &

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

Saturday 2-2:30 pm

9854 8888

KEW 28 Walpole Street

mclaren.com.au

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A MODERN MASTERPIECE TO BE ENJOYED! This exceptional new residence is the result of a brilliant collaboration between IMA Architects & Matherson Construction Group. Designed around a spectacular pool & BBQ area, it comprises separate living, family & dining zones, a music room linked to a home office, premium kitchen, guest/teenager´s retreat with bathroom, opulent main bedroom & bathroom suite with balcony, 2 further bedrooms (WIRs), & upper level sitting room. The basement houses a home theatre & gymnasium. Including a laundry, double garage & storage room.

AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 14 December at 1pm Wed 2.45-3.15 & Sat 3.15-3.45 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997

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MOUNT ELIZA 8 Royston Court Commanding spectacular bay views and set within over 2 acres (8086sqm) of magnificent gardens with putting green above Sunnyside beach, this exceptional property offers the ultimate bayside lifestyle. Reminiscent of a European villa, the impressive and luxuriously refurbished living spaces and sumptuous bedroom accommodation surround an absolutely stunning infinity pool overlooking the bay. A gourmet´s delight, the Gaggenau kitchen is complemented by a wine cellar. Designed and constructed to the highest standards.

Auction

Sunday 1st December at 12pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm, Saturday 4-4.30pm & Sunday 11.30-12pm

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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


TOORAK 23 Glen Road The magnificent proportions, exquisite style and unsurpassed luxury showcased by this impressive near new Tuscan inspired residence deliver an exceptional family lifestyle near Kooyong Village and leading schools. Classic design aesthetics convey a sublime European elegance through marble foyer, study, beautiful formal dining, sitting room, generous living, casual dining and gourmet marble kitchen opening to a picturesque north garden. Two bedrooms with marble en-suites are accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs) and stylish bathroom. Land: 792sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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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.23glenroadtoorak.com

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ST KILDA WEST 49 York Street Set on approximately 740sqm of land and without doubt one of St Kilda West´s most rewarding opportunities in years. This evocative four bedroom, two bathroom Federation era residence presents hugely rewarding possibilities for adding contemporary spaces to classical dimensions, two blocks from the beach. Existing comprehensive plans for brilliant extension by Musk Architecture Studio (STA).

Auction

Thursday 12th December at 6pm

Inspect

By Appointment Only

Contact

Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.49yorkstreet-stkildawest.com

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CAMBERWELL 9 Waterloo Street This superbly renovated Victorian features an interior of generous proportions, formal sitting room, four bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, sleek family bathroom, powder room & laundry. Enhanced by an expansive family area, CaesarStone/ Euro kitchen with WIP, living, dining and media room/ theatre. All opening through to a bluestone paved alfresco area, covered dining, solar/gas heated in-ground pool/spa, pavilion with built-in BBQ & pool bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.9waterloostreet-camberwell.com

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TOORAK Penthouse/15 Lansell Road Exclusively situated near Toorak Village and commanding spectacular garden outlooks, this magnificent penthouse´s exquisite dimensions (1 of 3) have been lavishly refurbished throughout with the latest designer style. Oak floors flow through the sumptuous sitting room (gas fireplace) with large north terrace, study, beautiful dining and relaxed living both opening to a sensational north-facing winter-garden. The state of the art Miele kitchen features marble benches. All three sublime bedrooms include marble en-suites. Secure lift entry and basement parking for 3 cars.

Expressions of Interest Close 10th December at 6pm

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Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.3-15lansellroad-toorak.com

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TOORAK 1 Montalto Avenue Immaculately presented, this illustrious c1930´s Englishstyle residence designed by Robert Bell Hamilton offers significant scope to renovate through an abundance of formal & informal dimensions. Exquisite period detail embellishes formal sitting & dining rms (OFPs), billiards rm, study & library (OFP). Expansive family living areas including a premium Miele kitchen open to beautiful north gardens with pool. Flexible accommodation upstairs includes master with nursery/4th bdrm, OFP & ensuite, 2 further bedrooms & bath. Close to schools & transport. Land 953sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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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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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 & 6.30-7pm Saturday from 2pm

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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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HAWTHORN EAST 8 Miami Street This magnificent landmark Victorian 2-storey family residence arguably one of the earliest homes in the area showcases original period features intricately preserved and enhanced by formal & contemporary living/entertaining areas, 4 bedrooms, 3 ensuites, main/dual WIRs, family bathroom, superbly appointed Euro/granite kitchen leading to a paved alfresco area with s/heated I/G and adjacent retreat/gym, bathroom & loft bedroom accommodation with kitchenette. Incls hyd. heating, refrig/evap+R/C airconditioning d/vacuum, cellar, rem/gates+dble carport.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 3pm

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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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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 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

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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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CAMBERWELL 59 Cookson Street Set on a magnificent allotment of 1,003sqm/10,796sqft (approx), this elegant mid 1920s family residence is enviably located in the Tara Estate precinct providing exceptional access to all amenities, exudes character & style and has an abundance of natural light with the preferred north rear aspect. Comprises: a formal sitting room & separate dining, 4 bedrooms, 2+ensuites & main/WIR, a sleek family bathroom, a stylish CaesarStone/Euro kitchen, generous family/dining/living room(OFP) leading to a wisteria-clad alfresco area, s/heated pool, dbl garage/ROW & front OSP.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.59cooksonstreet-camberwell.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 & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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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 29 Dixon Street While designer style, sublime elegance and spectacular gardens are the key defining attributes of this captivating block-fronted c1890´s Victorian residence, a leafy location near good schools and Glenferrie Rd confirms its exceptional family allure. Dark oak parquetry flows through the arched hallway to inviting sitting room (marble OFP) and sumptuous living/dining room (gas fire-place) with gourmet kitchen opening to landscaped northwest garden. The four gorgeous bedrooms and two lavish bathrooms include a main with marble OFP and en-suite

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

by appointment Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Chris Alcock 0407 907 748 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.29dixonstreet-malvern.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

Thursday 5th December at 6.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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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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MOUNT ELIZA 23 Jacksons Road Reminiscent of a stately English Manor with 4045sqm approx of breathtaking grounds, this 50sq residence commands views of the bay & city skyline. Northwest oriented dimensions showcase timeless elegance, gracious proportions & a Golden Mile location near the beach, schools including the highly regarded private Toorak College & Mt Eliza Village deliver an exceptional bayside lifestyle only 45 minutes from the city. Formal rooms, expansive living areas & 4 bedrooms enjoy magnificent views.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.23jacksonsroad-mounteliza.com

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Community Real Estate 03 9708 8667 James Crowder 0407 813 377

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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 from 3pm

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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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TOORAK 3 Monomeath Avenue A timeless Wayne Gillespie Design, impressive proportions and quintessential luxury accompany the compelling appeal of this timeless prestige north facing residence. Two private terraces and solar heated swimming pool accompany sun filled living and entertaining spaces. Enjoying elegant formal sitting, OFP, beautifully appointed marble kitchen and expansive informal living and dining spaces with open fireplace, spilling out to the terrace. Three bedrooms, luxurious main with marble ensuite/WIRs. Lower level games room/home office and four car garage.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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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.3monomeathavenue-toorak.com

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MALVERN EAST Penthouse, 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 & 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 & bathroom capture natural light. Fully appointed with every convenience including powder room & 3 x basement parking.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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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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GLEN IRIS 10 Erica Avenue Displaying timeless elegance, exceptional proportions and captivating 885sqm (approx) garden surrounds, this classically inspired luxury residence has been designed to effortlessly cater to every stage of family life near Central Park, leading schools and trams. A wonderful sense of space is exuded through beautiful formal rooms, study, gourmet kitchen and expansive living/dining room opening to picturesque northeast garden with a huge recreation room. The sensational main bedroom with en-suite is accompanied by 4 further bedrooms, retreat and bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.10ericaavenue-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 21 Wilson Street At the quiet end of a cul de sac near Malvern Primary, Viva Reserve, cafes, shops and trams, this enchanting Edwardian residence´s period elegance, generous proportions and stunning garden and pool surrounds exceed all expectations. Baltic pine floors flow through the study (OFP), exquisite sitting room (OFP), four bedrooms, childrens play room/5th bedroom and two stylish bathrooms. The contemporary European kitchen and spacious living/dining room open to a wide entertaining deck overlooking the picturesque deep north garden with heated pool. Land 694sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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.21wilsonstreet-gleniris.com

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KEW 21 Stirling Street You will be easily captivated by this appealing Edwardian timber family home with its attractive faรงade, leafy garden setting and fully renovated/extended interior close to Kew Junction, prestige schools, shopping/transport options & parklands comprising stylish formal/informal living areas, 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, 2 bathrooms, superbly appointed marble/Euro kitchen, alfresco area with solar in-ground pool & remote/double garage (ROW). Incls v/intercom, alarm, plantation shutters, marble bench tops, d/heating, R/C airconditioners, solar panels. Land size 525sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.21stirlingstreet-kew.com

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HAWTHORN 69 Manningtree Road The captivating elegance and light-filled ambience showcased by this glorious 4-bedroom Victorian family residence is matched by stunning garden and pool surrounds and a leafy location near schools and Glenferrie Rd. The arched hallway introduces a sitting room/bedroom (marble OFP), gorgeous dining (OFP), superb kitchen and generous living room opening to a spectacular north garden with heated pool and covered recreation area. The main bedroom with stylish en-suite is accompanied by 2 further bedrooms and bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.69manningtreeroad-hawthorn.com

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BALWYN NORTH 53 Trentwood Avenue Setting a benchmark for family luxury this compelling new multi-level contemporary residence in the Balwyn High zone features breathtaking all-white/charcoal interior comprising wide entry, shiny Merbau floors, generous living, study, 4 zoned bedrooms - main/WIR/ensuite, family bathroom, p/ room, laundry & Euro/Stone kitchen+covered outdoor entertaining; zoned reverse cycle refrigerated cooling/ heating, rem/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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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.53trentwoodavenue-balwynnorth.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 17 Rathmines Road This mid 1920s solid brick family residence showcases period features of its era comprising formal living, adjacent dining, 3 bedrooms, one+ensuite, period-style main bathroom, study, retreat with kitchenette & laundry; plus a black & white tiled kitchen with ILVE stove, dishwasher, WIP & north-facing family room enhanced by lush garden outlooks, sunny brick paved outdoor entertaining area and garden+spa pool. Incls intercom, alarm, d/heating/cooling, R/C airconditioners, 7000ltrs w/tank & irrigation system, rem/ tandem garage/side lane access.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 4.15-4.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.17rathminesroad-hawthorneast.com

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KEW 861 Glenferrie Road Private and secure behind a high fence, this superb semidetached home in the heart of the Kew private school precinct exudes style & quality comprising sky-lit polished timber hallway, sitting room, 4 bedrooms (main/WIR) pristine ensuite and family bathroom, laundry & attic media room/storage. Complemented by an outstanding family living/dining area with Euro appointed kitchen & butlers pantry flowing to a sunny deck overlooking the deep garden. Incls double glazing, d/heating, R/C air-con, ample storage, 10,000ltrs water tanks, remote OSPx2.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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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.861glenferrieroad-kew.com

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BALWYN 2 & 3/76 Yerrin Street Designed to perfectly reflect gold standard contemporary living, these two brand new executive residences feature high end finishes throughout, large integrated living spaces oriented to the sunny north and relaxed alfresco dining amidst fully landscaped low maintenance gardens. Stylish, individual and with a strong sense of privacy, generous 3/4 bedroom family proportions are mixed with minor variations to each layout, which include a choice of 2 or 3 bathrooms. Crisp dĂŠcor, quality fittings and relaxed living close to boutique Balwyn shops, within Balwyn High Zone.

Auction

Sunday 8th December at 11.30am & 12noon

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-2pm & Saturday 2.30-3.15pm

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2-3-76yerrinstreet-balwyn.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 s/ 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. Land size: 1105sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & 7.15-7.45pm Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.31holroydstreet-kew.com

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BRIGHTON 5 Seacombe Grove Welcome to one of Brighton´s most magnificent homes, where contemporary vision and original beauty are at one. Two doors from beach access on 1149sqm/12368sqft (approx), this 6-bedroom home and separate loft accommodation have dual street access. Large living areas reveal pool and garden views, with original period beauty in the grand lounge and study. The heart of this home is the family room and Gaggenau kitchen, with huge butler´s pantry and utility room. Parents´ retreat, rooftop deck, bay views, cellar, and no-expense spared sophistication.

Private Auction Wednesday, December 11th at 6.30pm

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Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.5seacombegrove-brighton.com

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BALWYN NORTH 8 Houghton Street The exceptional space and immense flexibility displayed by this 6-bedroom single level home create the perfect environment for a range of family requirements walking distance to Balwyn High, trams and Nth Balwyn Village. Timber floors flow through light-filled sitting room (OFP), gourmet Miele kitchen, stylish bathroom and spacious living/ dining room. An additional living room with kitchenette, modern bathroom and two of the six bedrooms provide an ideal self-contained apartment or teenage zone. Potential new home site - land 657.5sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8houghtonstreet-balwynnorth.com

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GLEN IRIS 1A Watson Street Brilliantly architect designed to incorporate every imaginable modern luxury, this absolutely stunning 62+sq near new 3level residence represents the pinnacle of family design near transport, schools and Leo´s. White stone floors flow through the imposing entrance to sitting room, sublime dining, state of the art kitchen and expansive living opening to covered terrace, north garden and heated pool. Four bedrooms with en-suites are accompanied by THX home cinema and huge retreat. A long list of extras includes 5-car garage, dumb waiter, cellar and gym.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1awatsonstreet-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 3 Mowbray Street A spectacular fusion of architect-designed form, flair and family functionality defines this substantial modern residence with an emphasis on sublime indoor-outdoor entertaining. Privately positioned close to Tooronga Village shopping, Bialik and Scotch Colleges, Anderson Park and trams, this luxury domain boasts five bedrooms (ensuites; main with dressing room and city views), study, office, living and dining, Miele/Smeg kitchen and meals, three bathrooms, powder room, beautifully landscaped pool/spa, decking, auto gates, double garage and carport.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Michael Ryan 0400 676 403

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3mowbraystreet-hawthorneast.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, STCA, enhanced by Auburn South Primary School zoning, proximity to Bialik College & easy access to Cato Park, Tooronga village and CityLink. The current 3 bedroom residence, offered for the first time since the 1950s, 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. Dimensions 18.29m x 56.4m.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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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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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 are accompanied by two further bedrooms (BIRs), 3rd bathroom and study area.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10am

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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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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 façade, 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 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 9am

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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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SOUTH YARRA 29 Howitt Street Benefiting from an exceptionally deep north-facing allotment with 2nd street frontage to Joy St, the outstanding appeal of this classic Victorian is brilliantly enhanced by a coveted location near Hawksburn Village, Chapel St and Prahran Market. Generous dimensions including 3 marble OFPs provide a perfect blank canvas for adding the latest luxury and contemporary style to spacious living rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and large wellequipped kitchen with dining area opening to the garden with freestanding studio. Land size 482 sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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 from 10am

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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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CAMBERWELL 33 Radnor Street This fine 2-storey contemporary brick home features a spacious, light-filled interior with tiled & timber floors, study, powder room, formal sitting room & adjoining dining, laundry and stylish Neff S/S kitchen (WIP), informal dining & lower level living room flowing to a deck surrounding an azure blue in-ground pool. Whilst four upstairs bedrooms includes a generous main with walk-through robes & ensuite plus a family bathroom & linen press. Features include intercom, alarm, d/heating & cooling, water tanks+irrigation, remote/double garage. Land Size 700sqm (approx)

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 4-4.30pm

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Contact

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.33radnorstreet-camberwell.com

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MALVERN 17 Parslow Street Situated on a very deep north oriented allotment with the advantage of rear right of way, this classic c1970´s single level brick residence represents an exceptional opportunity to build a new home to your own design or redevelop (STCA). Alternatively, the functional and spacious floor-plan provides immediate family comfort with scope to further update in a prized location near Malvern Village´s shops and cafes, Tooronga Village and excellent schools. Trams and trains are at the doorstep. Land Size 702sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.17parslowstreet-malvern.com

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MALVERN EAST 37 Coppin Street The perennial appeal of a Gascoigne Estate address is matched by the timeless allure of this charming c1933 solid brick residence´s exquisite elegance, modernized family dimensions and glorious private north-facing garden. Generous proportions and ornate ceilings are exhibited through formal rooms with intricate fireplaces, main bedroom (with en-suite/WIR), two further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. Expansive living and dining area with large gourmet kitchen opens to a wide entertaining deck and picturesque north garden. Land 722sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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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.37coppinstreet-malverneast.com

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BALWYN NORTH 51 Dempster Avenue This refurbished Architect-designed family residence in the coveted Balwyn High zone privately situated on a large treed allotment comprises 5 bedrooms with BIRs, study, 2 renovated bathrooms (1 ensuite) & powder room. Complemented by living areas which feature Tasmanian Oak floorboards & overlook a wide deck with sandstone paving surrounding a pool; plus a well-appointed granite/Euro kitchen. Includes d/heating, new carpets, w/tanks 35,000ltrs+mains, storage+underhouse, carport/workshop with I/A. Land: 1,290sqm/13,880sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Tori McGregor 0400 633 992 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.51dempsteravenue-balwynnorth.com

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GLEN IRIS 1 Pascoe Street The clean lines, striking façade and quality finishes defines this stylish 2-storey family residence offering a great family lifestyle moments from popular Ashburton amenities. A spacious interior comprises wide hallway, spotted gum floors formal sitting/dining, 5 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, family bathroom, p/room, laundry plus a huge upstairs retreat, expansive indoor/outdoor living domain with state-of-theart CaesarStone/Euro S/S kitchen, butler´s pantry and covered deck. Includes alarm, d/heating & R/C cooling, rem/ double garage/storage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Jack Stean 0434 588 664

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1pascoestreet-gleniris.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 9-9.30am

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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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BALWYN NORTH 1 Hosken Street Brilliantly located in the Balwyn High zone this stylish rendered brick family home features tiled entrance, formal living room with bay window, adjoining dining room, main bedroom with BIRs & ensuite, powder room & study; plus a north-facing family living area with a granite & S/S kitchen (WIP) opening to a sunny, vine-clad alfresco area. Zoned to the rear are 3 double bedrooms (BIRs) & family bathroom. Includes intercom, d/heating, OFPs, R/C air-conditioner, w/tank. remote/double garage, workshop, studio/office. Beautiful garden allotment of 1,173sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1hoskenstreet-balwynnorth.com

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KEW EAST 84 Kilby Road Set behind a picturesque 21m frontage on large allotment of 981.5 sqm approx, this gorgeous c1947 residence offers exceptional family proportions, refined elegance and captivating light-filled style. Impeccably presented through sitting, formal dining (gas FP), master bedroom (en-suite/ WIR), 3 further bedrooms, 2 stylish bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, casual dining and expansive livingrm (gas FP) opening to gorgeous rear garden. Includes ducted heating/ cooling, alarm, irrigation, gge, cport plus ample OSP. Situated opp parkland, close to shops, transport & schools.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 12noon

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.211montalbertroad-surreyhills.com

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ARMADALE 24 St James Road Idyllically situated near Armadale station, shops, cafes and schools, this classic block-fronted Victorian residence´s period charm and modern comfort deliver instant family appeal with potential to update or extend within deep garden dimensions. Ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, Euro-laundry and carport add to this home´s immediate appeal. N.B- No covenants on title. Access also available from rear. Land 808 sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.24stjamesroad-armadale.com

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BALWYN 92 Rochester Road This beautifully renovated Edwardian family home is brilliantly located in the leafy Balwyn environs close to Whitehorse Road. Featuring retained/recycled period features comprising 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, bathroom+powder room, study & laundry. A remarkable family living area incorporating a living/TV room plus expansive living/dining with superbly appointed kitchen+ ILVE stove flows to a covered deck+external garden shed+ kids cubby/potential office/studio. Includes d/heating/ cooling, ample storage, landscaped gardens, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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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.92rochesterroad-balwyn.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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MALVERN 47 Wheatland Road Exuding classic Edwardian elegance, this enchanting c1910´s timber residence´s gracious proportions, exceptionally deep north-facing garden and coveted address near Malvern Primary, Glenferrie Rd and Malvern station provide a brilliant foundation for renovation and extension (STCA). A captivating arched hallway with Baltic pine floors and high ceilings introduces generous sitting room, three beautiful bedrooms, 4th bedroom/study and bathroom. A living room, study area, well-equipped kitchen and light-filled dining open to the north-facing garden.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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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.47wheatlandroad-malvern.com

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MALVERN EAST 23 Oak Grove A floor-plan that features four bedrooms, a separate study/ 5th bedroom and several living spaces demonstrates how successfully this extended, inviting Federation Bungalow responds to family needs close to Lloyd Street Primary School, Waverley Road trams and Ardrie Park. Three flexible living and dining areas, light filled granite kitchen/meals and an upstairs retreat are matched by desirable accommodation including a main bedroom with open fire place, walk in robes and ensuite in a downstairs zone of its own. Welcoming north westerly rear garden, carport and additional parking.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.23oakgrove-malverneast.com

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BALWYN 2 Ropley Avenue This stylish, light filled superbly appointed family home comprises 3 bedrooms (main/large-WIR/ensuite) two separate living areas, study, Stone/Euro S/S kitchen overlooking a north-facing courtyard; bathroom/powder room & laundry plus direct access to a beautiful park and playground. Incls Heat ´n Glo FP, zoned floor heating and ducted air-conditioning, rem/double garage+storage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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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.2ropleyavenue-balwyn.com

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CAMBERWELL 35 Avenue Road Deceptively large light-filled family home surrounding north-facing alfresco area & heated I/G pool comprises slate floors, timber cathedral ceilings, study, sitting room & adjacent dining, informal dining/living plus a well-appointed kitchen, 5 bedrooms, main/WIR & conservatory-style ensuite+spa, upstairs retreat, 2 family bathrooms, p/room, laundry, 2rem/dble garages.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.35avenueroad-camberwell.com

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ARMADALE 32 Seymour Avenue In a highly sought after location near every Armadale attraction, the elegance & style that defines this c1897 Victorian residence´s inviting dimensions delivers exceptional low maintenance lifestyle appeal. Generous proportions create an irresistible allure through arched hallway, sitting room/3rd bedroom (marble gas fire), main bedroom (en-suite), second bedroom & bathroom. The European kitchen, delightful dining room & light-filled living room (gas fire) open to both a covered north courtyard & a second northeast courtyard. 302sqm/3,250sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.32seymouravenue-armadale.com

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ASHBURTON 12 St Georges Crescent Freshly, fully renovated, this inviting three-four bedroom, two bathroom residence´s north facing living room is complemented by a separate formal dining room that contributes fourth bedroom flexibility to three principal bedrooms including a light main bedroom with walk in robes and designer ensuite. Open plan living/dining areas featuring a Caesar stone and stainless steel fitted kitchen with walk in pantry overlook a generous rear garden, accompanied by lock up garage, close to Solway Primary School and Watson Park. Land size 700sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.12stgeorgescrescent-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 10-10.30am

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.11beechwoodterrace-ashwood.com

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BALWYN 10 Conway Crescent This late 1920's residence set on 688sqm (approx) of low maintenance garden is within a 5 min stroll to Balwyn shops, Whitehorse Rd tram & numerous leading public/private schools. With a broad northern frontage this single level home has undergone a complete transformation. Beautifully presented throughout, features inc large northerly formal rooms, 4 double beds (Main with WIR & Ensuite) Euro kitchen with granite benchtops, family room opening to a heated alfresco entertaining area, fully sep studio/games/ home office, ducted heating, evaporative cooling & LUG.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.10conwaycrescent-balwyn.com

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CANTERBURY 1/25 Chatham Road This fully independent 3 bedroom (main downstairs) town residence, with a strikingly elegant façade, boasts unsurpassed easy living in beautifully established garden environs within a short walk to iconic Maling Road shops and Chatham Railway Station. Enjoying light-filled modern living spaces, features include hostess kitchen with granite benches and Bosch appliances, main bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, ducted heating and cooling, private rear garden oriented to the sunny north, double garage with private automated driveway.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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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.1-25chathamroad-canterbury.com

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MALVERN EAST 20 Nirvana Avenue Irresistible 1920´s single level home, meticulously renovated and extended, beautifully appointed, with light-filled interiors delivers an exceptional family environment of enduring appeal in one of East Malvern´s most attractive streetscapes. Elegant formal sitting and dining rooms (gas OFP), well-appointed kitchen and expansive open-plan living and dining domain spilling out to a deck and private garden with covered area ideal for all-year round entertaining. 3 bedrooms plus study include beautiful main with ensuite/WIRs. Attic storage, landscaped gardens, garage.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & 5.30-6pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.20nirvanaavenue-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 15 Nyora Street In a cul de sac with Hedgeley Dene virtually at one end and Central Park at the other and schools, shops, cafes and trams all within a short stroll, a more perfect setting would be hard to find. Combine this with Edwardian charm, a deep north facing allotment with pool and two street frontages and you have all the ingredients for a sensational renovation or new home opportunity (STCA). Currently a very comfortable 3bedroom home to live in or lease out while considering the options. Land 537sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 9.30-10am

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.15nyorastreet-malverneast.com

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RICHMOND 103 Rowena Parade Perfectly positioned in the coveted leafy part of the Richmond Hill precinct this cleverly renovated and extended period home blends original period features with stylish split-level contemporary living areas designed by 6 Degrees Architects; delivering unexpectedly spacious & versatile accommodation including 3 living areas, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, S/S & Euro kitchen, lush north-facing courtyard garden+paved alfresco area. Incls alarm, OFPs, hydronic heating, R/C air-conditioners, solar panels, laundry+adjacent WC, ample roof & u/house storage, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Tori McGregor 0400 633 992

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.103rowenaparade-richmond.com

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SURREY HILLS 713 Canterbury Road This captivating Californian offers a blend of period charm+ contemporary finishes delivering loads of spacious living zones and excellent north-facing entertaining areas. Extended over 2 levels comprising white oak timber floors, entrance hall, sitting room, adjacent dining, 3 downstairs bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite, family bathroom with Euro laundry & powder room. A generous family living domain & Euro S/S kitchen opens to a sandstone alfresco area & private garden. Upstairs has an attic-style spacious family retreat/cinema/study area & 4th bedroom.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Chris Alcock 0407 907 748 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.713canterburyroad-surreyhills.com

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SURREY HILLS 12 Gladstone Street Delighting in a sunny northern rear, this renovated and extended 3 bedroom clinker brick home occupies a large 861sqm (approx) garden allotment in a quite locale. Featuring a brilliant wrap-around alfresco deck and sun soaked living spaces, this character-filled home includes large modern kitchen/family/dining, lounge, master bedroom (WIR/ensuite) and renovated bathroom. Includes huge shed/ games room, C-Bus home automation, water tank, rear ROW, multiple OSP. Potential development opportunity with approved plans and permits for 3 townhouses.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 Michael Ryan 0400 676 403

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.12gladstonestreet-surreyhills.com

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

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.61langstreet-southyarra.com

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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. Land Size 613sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 30th November at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 9am

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Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6crellingrove-camberwell.com

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CANTERBURY 42 Warburton Road Perfectly situated in a sought after pocket near Maling Rd, leading schools and Canterbury station, this classic blockfronted Victorian residence´s light-filled dimensions deliver immediate lifestyle appeal with scope to further update. Baltic pine floors and high ceilings define the welcoming ambience through wide hallway, generous living room (OFP), bright capable kitchen and family living/dining area opening to the deep garden. Boasting a smart en-suite and BIR, the main bedroom is accompanied by two further bedrooms with OFPs and 2nd bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.42warburtonroad-canterbury.com

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KEW 2 Loxton Street This attractive tuck-pointed Hawthorn brick cottage on an unusually wide and deep allotment in the coveted Sackville Ward precinct features scope to improve or extend (STCA), parquetry floors, double arched hallway, 2 bedrooms, dining room/3rd bedroom, generous living, stylish Euro kitchen & bathroom/laundry opening to paved alfresco area & bluestone terraced gardens+garage/workshop/ROW.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 12.30pm

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Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2loxtonstreet-kew.com

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MALVERN 4 Soudan Street The much larger than anticipated proportions, period elegance and contemporary style showcased by this stunning solid brick c1910 Edwardian residence create an irresistible allure near Glenferrie Rd, schools and Malvern station. Meticulously renovated throughout, designer style is blended with high ceilings and Baltic pine floors through the wide hallway, exquisite sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with en-suite, second bedroom and stylish bathroom. Generous living/dining room with gourmet Ilve kitchen opens to a captivating northwest courtyard.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.4soudanstreet-malvern.com

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SOUTH YARRA 70 Moore Street Nestled in a quiet cul de sac, this sublime Victorian residence´s captivating elegance and sun-drenched spaces create a wonderful private sanctuary near Fawkner Park, Prahran Market, Chapel St, Toorak Rd and Sth Yarra station. Baltic pine floors and high ceilings distinguish the arched hallway, beautiful main bedroom with black marble OFP, two further bedrooms and stylish bathroom. The elegant living room (OFP) and generous dining area served by a modern Miele/Smeg kitchen opens to a large sunny northeast private courtyard garden. An absolute gem. Land 209sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.45-2.15pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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James McCormack 0410 503 389 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.70moorestreet-southyarra.com

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SOUTH YARRA 2 Oxford Lane In a South Yarra pocket coveted for both its tree-lined serenity and proximity to Chapel St, Toorak Rd, Clara Reserve and Prahran Market, this sensational architect designed garden residence provides sophisticated style. Brilliantly designed to maximize natural light flow and privacy, the generous living and dining room with balcony and gourmet European kitchen lead up to a huge roof-top deck. The two spacious bedrooms with smart ensuites are accompanied by a 3rd bedroom/lounge with 3rd bathroom and remote garage.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 3.30pm

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Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.2oxfordlane-southyarra.com

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BALWYN NORTH 21 Moreton Street Enjoying beautifully landscaped flood lit gardens with an ideal northerly rear focus, this Tuscan inspired 5 bedroom double storey family home offers multiple generous formal and informal living expanses together with gorgeous alfresco entertaining areas crowned by a gleaming in-ground pool. Features generous interconnecting lounge and dining rooms, well equipped kitchen, adjoining casual dining/family rooms, master with ensuite, exquisite bathrooms with marble tiling, ducted htg, R/C air-cons, double gge. Situated within the Balwyn High zone, close to shops, transport & freeway.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.21moretonstreet-balwynnorth.com

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GLEN IRIS 20A Belmont Avenue In a tranquil locale near Harold Holt Pool, Malvern Village and good schools, this brand new contemporary executive family residence takes distinctive design concepts, state of the art luxury and security to new heights. Parquetry floors flow through an evocative living and dining room with striking gourmet kitchen featuring Liebherr fridge/freezer and northwest terrace. A range of accommodation options includes a beautiful main bedroom with marble en-suite, two further bedrooms, two marble bathrooms and retreat/ 4th bedroom.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.20abelmontavenue-gleniris.com

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BOX HILL NORTH 17a Elizabeth Street Sensational contemporary architect designed freestanding town residence with an abundance of natural light. This new home has been completed to exacting standards with high quality stone, timber & finishes. A sensational floor plan offering 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, garaging with internal access & alfresco entertaining area. A stone's throw to Box Hill North Primary School, Koonung Secondary College, Koonung Creek Parkland, Westfield shoppingtown, Box Hill Central, and easy access to public transport & Eastlink.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10am

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Michael Ryan 0400 676 403 Stephen Gough 0439 844 855

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.17aelizabethstreet-boxhillnorth.com

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CANTERBURY 10 Cooba Street Situated within the picturesque Hassett Estate this classic 1930s home features lovely period detail and comprises entry hall, 2 large bedrms (BIRs), updated Miele/stone kitchen, modern bathrm, spacious living room and dining room leading out to deck and leafy, established rear garden. Includes ducted heating, air-conditioner, OFP's, remote garage plus further OSP. Close to Middle Camberwell and Maling Rd shops, Riversdale Rd tram, train, Highfield Park and excellent schools including Siena College, Strathcona, Canterbury Primary and Camberwell Secondary College.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.10coobastreet-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

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.10-8wallenroad-hawthorn.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 50 Broomfield Road Idyllically situated at the end of a cul de sac near fabulous cafes, Tooronga Village and Camberwell Junction, this enchanting single level solid brick period residence´s stylishly presented and character filled spaces provide instant lifestyle appeal. Timber floors and ornate ceilings highlight the period charm through the entrance hall, inviting sitting room/3rd bedroom (OFP), generous living room (OFP), well equipped sky-lit kitchen and dining area opening to covered deck and garden with OSP. Two bedrooms are complemented by a stylish bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 10.30am

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.50broomfieldroad-hawthorneast.com

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SOUTH YARRA 52 Moore Street A pocket of Sth Yarra renowned for its tranquility as well as its close proximity to every amenity including Chapel St´s vibrant shopping strip, Prahran Market, Sth Yarra station and Fawkner Park highlights the appeal of this classic solid brick Victorian residence´s delightful dimensions. High ceilings and Baltic pine floors convey period allure through the hallway to two bedrooms (OFPs) and bright bathroom. The generous living/dining room with electric heater and modern well-equipped kitchen opens to northeast private courtyard.

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10.30am

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.52moorestreet-southyarra.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

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 2pm

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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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HAWTHORN EAST 7 Lorne Road This brilliantly located, recently refurbished double-fronted Victorian home offers an outstanding opportunity to take it to the next level with enhancements to the kitchen/living areas or extend out/up (STCA) in the deep rear garden. Complemented by classic period features including iron lacework & ceiling roses, the neutral toned interior comprises arched hallway, 3 bdrms, modern bath & kitchen/ meals plus living with full-height windows flowing to a paved outdoor entertaining area, external laundry plus rumpus/studio/office & tandemOSP. Land Size: 446sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 14th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.7lorneroad-hawthorneast.com

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COLLINS SIMMS ALPHINGTON 12 Hanslope Avenue A stunning contemporary transformation confirms the standing of ‘Hanslope’ c1883 as one of the area’s most significant family residences. On 1773m2 (approx.) with dual frontage, this commanding 16 room 8 bedroom Victorian brings a new benchmark to sublime family living showcasing heritage grandeur, designer style and north-facing sanctuary with selfcleaning pool. Near schools, Yarra, shops and trains; featuring and self-contained apartment and remote-control OSP.

Auction

Saturday 7th December at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

Contact

Vincent Taylor 0417 586 271 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill 9488 0688

Web

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A6 | B4 | C3 | D

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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 | B2 | C2

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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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A8 | B4 | C4 | D | E

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| 367 Cotham Road

A Significant Family Estate

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An allotment of 2420sqm approximately, enhanced by northerly rear aspects and second frontage to Bradford Avenue, surrounds this inter war residence of up to eight bedrooms, close to Kew´s prestigious schools. Gracious receptions rooms and inviting informal spaces including a north facing kitchen are accompanied by cinema room, library, huge upstairs lounge and au pair´s apartment. Swimming pool, sauna, north-south tennis court and abundant parking illustrates the land size - and the appeal.

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A3 | B1

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| 54 Edsall Street

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

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Wednesday 27th November at 7.00pm

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Wednesday from 6.30

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abercrombys.com.au

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A Flair for Design

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A2 | B2 | C2

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| 2b Robinson Street

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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 & Saturday from 11.00am

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abercrombys.com.au

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The Superiority Of Single Level

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A3 | B2 | C2

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| 29 Cunningham Street

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Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Sam Goddard 0448 870 454 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 7th December at 2.30pm

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Wednesday 11.00-11.30am Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

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abercrombys.com.au

’Albert Terrace’

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A5 | B3 | C2

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| 5 Turner Street

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Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 14th December at 11.30am

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Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

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abercrombys.com.au

Gascoigne Edwardian With Lifestyle Focus

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WARRANDYTE SOUTH 521 Ringwood Warrandyte Road 4

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The ultimate in resort style living, this outstanding residence could equally be at home in the mountains of Aspen Colorado. Designed and built by Darren Bailey Builders to the most exacting standards. The living, family and dining spaces all have views to the landscaped gardens and the kitchen has all the desired appliances with large butler´s pantry. The 2.5 acres in this beautiful area of Warrandyte includes resort style pool and pool house with kitchen and barbeque plus a large barn with accommodation. Close to top private schools, shops and Eastlink.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING Tuesday 10th December at 5pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT By appointment ____________________________________________________ ESTIMATE PRICE ON APPLICATION ____________________________________________________ LAND 2.5 acres approx ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Dallas Taylor 0408 217 778 Peter Batrouney 0419 005 236 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Doncaster 8841 4888 ____________________________________________________

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HAWTHORN 46 Church Street A RARE GEM - OCCUPY OR INVEST! An immaculately renovated Victorian shop and residence in a boutique retail precinct. Currently established as a cafĂŠ/restaurant with a 2 bedroom plus study apartment above. Ideal for both owner-occupiers or investors. Off-street parking via rear ROW. To be sold with Vacant Possession. Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 30th November at 12.00pm Thur 6-6.30pm, Sat 11.30-12.00pm Office 9497 3222 Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986 Paul Evans 0408 144 181 www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411

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105 Claremont Avenue, Malvern AUCTION SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER AT 11:30AM

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This charming 4-bedrm, 3-bathrm Edwardian (c1903) home features elegant formal lounge & dining rooms (high ceilings & classic OFPs) & an updated kitchen/meals, the supremely spacious family areas open out to an idyllic north-facing alfresco setting of a solar-heated pool, self-contained pool-house & paved courtyard. On a coveted corner block of 790sqm (approx), it includes secure 2-car OSP, downstairs master with WIR/ensuite, private study/4th bedroom, heating & cooling, sep laundry/drying room & video intercom.

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Robert German 0411 170 717 robert@beller.com.au Thursday 1:00-1:45pm Saturday 11:00-11:30am


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armadale 29 Wattletree road ‘Clifden’ a Gracious Victorian Icon. This illustrious and landmark two-storey Victorian residence presents magnificent four-bedroom plus a study accommodation in one of Armadale’s best locations close to Malvern Central, High Street’s cafes and transport. An exquisitely crafted extension has created a timeless blend of rich heritage adornment and elegant contemporary spaces extending to a secluded courtyard that expertly satisfies family lifestyle priorities. Beautifully detailed reception rooms, each with marble fireplaces, complement a family room and a granite kitchen with a Paul Bocuse oven. Four spacious bedrooms and two luxurious marble bathrooms. Features remote gates to a carport. 4

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3 thurs 1.30 - 2.00pm & sat as advertised sat 14th December - 2.30pm 59 / a9 Please contact agent Fraser cahill 0400 592 572 andrew summons 0418 321 604 armadale 9509 0411

Balwyn north 56 Woodville Street Impressive design with contemporary flair. Masterfully renovated from head to toe, this stylish residence is awash with natural light. Softened by elegant plantation shutters and rich polished timber floors, the lounge room is accompanied by an airy open-plan living, dining and chef’s Caesarstone kitchen with Miele appliances. Extending outside to the covered alfresco, enjoy the ease-care garden. The 3 bedrooms and study/4th bedroom include a master with BIR and suave stone ensuite. Well-appointed with family bathroom, powder room, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted vacuum, HRV air ventilation system, security, double and single auto garages. In the prized Balwyn High School zone, live near cafes, shops, parks, tram and freeway. 4

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thurs 2.30 - 3.00pm & sat 1.00 - 1.30pm sat 7th December - 3.00pm 46 / g1 $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 claire Wenn 0409 857 506 maurice Di marzio 0419 182 276 Balwyn/hawthorn 9830 7000


DEEPDENE 27 Kitchener Street Outstanding property in Balwyn High School zone Large-scale style features prominently in this 5 bedroom, 3 living room home. Positioned in the Balwyn High School zone, just a short walk to Camberwell Grammar and Girls Grammar and a quick tram ride to Kew’s private schools. Ready to entertain, the living and dining with open fireplace and cathedral ceiling flows to the openplan kitchen, meals, family room, rumpus and outside to a sunny, north deck. The master bedroom with walkthrough robe and spa ensuite is accompanied by 4 further double bedrooms and bathroom. Other features include heating, cooling, ducted vacuum and 2-car off-street parking. Currently used as 2 separate residences, this home is ideal for extended families. 5

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2 thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & sat 11.30 - 12.00pm sat 7th December - 10.00am 46 / a7 $1,500,000 - $1,650,000 helen Yan 0404 078 588 toby Parker 0413 581 104 Balwyn/hawthorn 9830 7000

HawtHOrN EaSt 55 havelocK road Sensational location and single-level style. Framed by a garden oasis, this light-filled town residence/ home is spread across one comfortable level. Immaculate presentation and excellent proportions are complemented by serene brick construction. Offering many living spaces, relax in the lounge, dining, open-plan kitchen, family, meals and sun-room. Revel in the private backyard with covered patio. Boasts 3 double bedrooms including a main with ensuite and WIR. With pristine bathroom, powder room, ducted heating/vacuum, water tank, auto irrigation and double auto garage. Ideal for downsizers, small families or smart investors, live just moments from trams, train, Camberwell shopping and dining precinct, and many elite private schools. No body corporate fees. 3

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2 thurs & sat 11.00 - 11.30am sat 7th December - 3.30pm 59 / h2 $900,000 - $1,000,000 David oster 0418 800 120 maurice Di marzio 0419 182 276 Balwyn/hawthorn 9830 7000

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ArmAdAle 3/19 WilliS Street A transformation from an 1890’s bakery to a sophisticated warehouse creates a distinctive 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom Rothe Lowman designed home with every luxury, garage, a balcony & terrace on the edge of High St & Glenferrie Rd.

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1 Wed 5.30 - 6.00pm & sat as advertised sat 14th December - 10.30am 59 / B8 Please contact agent Fiona martin 0423 582 866 andrew James 0411 420 788 nicholas Brennan 0418 349 243 armadale 9509 0411

BeING PArT OF A GreAT TeAm iS OUr OBSeSSiOn Dave Oster and adrian Stefanetti will be familiar faces to local property owners, having worked in the Balwyn, Hawthorn and surrounding areas extensively. now, Dave and adrian are delighted to represent Victoria’s premier real estate network, hockingstuart. if you’re thinking of selling, call dave on 0418 800 120 or Adrian on 0488 555 647. real estate is our world, and getting the best result possible is Dave and adrian’s obsession.

BalWyn/haWthorn 544 WhitEhorsE roaD

t. 03 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 11.00 - 11.30am & sat from 1.30pm 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


AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 11am

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Armadale 1/6 St James Road Mont Albert 8 GeorGe Street A captivating gem on a serene street, this family home is near TAFE, Hospital, Centro, schools and transport. Relax in the lounge, dining, living, meals and modern kitchen, flowing out to a deck. Features master ensuite, ducted heating, a/c and 2 single carports.

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2 Thurs 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 14 December - 2.00pm 47 / A8 $780,000 - $860,000 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 David Oster 0418 800 120 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000

Security, style and great proximity to all amenities are paramount with this comfortable freshly painted ground floor apartment. Set in garden surrounds it consists of a spacious living room with “Nobo” convection heating, timber mantle and book shelves, adjacent galley style kitchen including stainless steel appliances and rear access to car parking, generous master bedroom opening to courtyard second bedroom, built in robes and tiled bathroom/laundry. Features include new wall to wall carpet, window furnishings and electric light fittings.

www.hooper-realestate.com.au

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An ideal city home on its own 401sqm (approx). allotment, providing generous living and bedroom accommodation in Melbourne’s most prestigious precinct. An excellent floorplan allows for zoned living and entertaining with an abundance of natural light. Air conditioned, alarmed and parking for 4 cars (2 garaged), it enjoys easy access to Toorak Village, Heyington Station & the South Eastern Freeway. Executive excellence, prized position. AucTion: SAT 7Th DecembeR AT 12 inSPecT: weD, SAT & Sun 1-1:45

Rodney morley 0418 321 222 Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542

9525 9222

203 balaclava Road caulfield north

View: Thursday 12:30 – 1pm 5.30 - 6pm Saturday 12:30 – 1pm Auction: Sat 7 Dec @ 11am Contact: Rob Hooper 0416 068 854 Office: 9822 9808 1361 Malvern Rd Malvern VIC 3144

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Substantial family home of 8 principal rooms on magnificent elevated allotment of 956sqm (approx). Situated at the top of this private court and offering wonderful northern orientation, this offering represents an outstanding opportunity. Around the corner from every amenity including schools, public transport, Malvern Central and Glenferrie Road shopping, cafes and restaurants. under instructions from State Trustees

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19 Barry Street Kew

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 10th December at 5pm 222 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Luxury in Grand Proportions Set on 1,430sqm (approx.), this spectacular home boasts breathtaking Victorian elegance and expansive skyline views of Melbourne. A collaboration by internationally acclaimed architect Hugh Tuffley and renowned interior designer Kerry Phelan, the home incorporates the finest stone and timber finishes, starting in the grand entrance that opens onto the formal living and dining. The family room and kitchen features the finest quality fixtures and fittings, including Gaggenau burners, Miele appliances and terrazzo floors.


With a grand Main bedroom, four further bedrooms, four bathrooms plus a powder room, it also has a main study/games room, formal family study, sauna and upstairs retreat featuring a fully air-conditioned wine room. Outside is a 25 metre swimming pool within a formal landscaped garden with Utzon gas plumbed barbeque on the terrace. Additional features include monitored alarm system, double garage, remote control sun blinds, electronic sprinkler system and a 20,000 litre underground tank. Positioned in leafy Studley Park with access to Yarra walks, premier private schools and minutes from the CBD and freeway. VIEW By Appointment, Thursday 2 - 2.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Scott Patterson Gerald Delany

0400 169 148 0417 581 074 0418 355 337

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69 Grange Road Toorak

AUCTION Sunday 1st December at 12noon 224 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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, garage, 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 Alex Schiavo

0418 322 994 0417 363 358 0419 239 549

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60 Fairbairn Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 14th December at 11am

Low Maintenance Luxury Moments from Toorak Village Nestled moments from Toorak Village and the Brookeville Gardens, this architecturally designed residence offers an abundance of space and light across two stunning levels. The open plan kitchen, dining and living area leads seamlessly to the low maintenance courtyard. Upstairs the main bedroom with BIR and marbled en suite is complimented by a second bedroom with BIR, bathroom and versatile study / 3rd bedroom. Other features include powder room, laundry and 2 car basement car park. VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Jacqueline Ralph Steve Kavakos

0400 169 148 0418 106 068 0419 470 998

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Penthouse 15, 77 Caroline Street South Yarra AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 12noon 226 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Shipley Penthouse Set against an ever-changing 280 degree backdrop of city lights, iconic Melbourne architecture, the glistening bay and the rugged Dandenongs, this spectacular twostorey four bedroom, three bathroom apartment arguably captures the best view of Melbourne from its prestigious South Yarra location. An expansive open-plan living and dining area framed by glass exudes luxury and extends to a wrap-around balcony. The stylish stone kitchen adjoins a casual dining room and a there is an executive study. Walk to restaurants, boutiques, transport, parkland & the Yarra River. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Andrew Baines Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom

0418 328 407 0412 269 999 0419 330 968

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The Penthouse 3/318 Walsh Street South Yarra AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 1pm

Sophisticated Penthouse Living with City & Yarra views Located in one of Melbourne’s most coveted streets lies this stunning Rob Mills designed three-bedrooms, four bathroom plus study apartment. An elegant chef’s kitchen boasting Miele appliances looks out across the casual dining and living areas opening onto a large balcony with stunning views. Ascending the staircase to the rooftop terrace with breathtaking 360-degree views of the City, Yarra River, and Melbourne’s prestigious sporting arenas. Double basement garage with storage room. Situated in a boutique block of only three. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Ross Savas Andrew Sahhar Andrew Smith

0418 322 994 0417 363 358 0413 309 605

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67 Elizabeth Street Malvern EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 28th November at 5pm 228 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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

CALL Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556

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11B/635 St Kilda Road Melbourne EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 11th December at 5pm

MARQUISE - Spectacular Half Floor Residence Featuring magniďŹ cent park, lake and bay views this exceptional residence offers stunning contemporary design and excellent indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. Comprising a functional oor plan in excess of 220 sq.m that offers an abundance of natural light and captivating views from every room. Open plan Miele kitchen and dining, separate living room. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate study, 2 car parks. Residents gym, lap-pool, spa and sauna. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Tim Blackett Gary Ormrod

0400 780 700 0419 588 331

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1/1 Hunter Street Richmond

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 2pm 230 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Inner-urban sanctuary in a lifestyle hot-spot Celebrate the ultimate inner-urban lifestyle experience in this sensational tri-level townhouse delivering sophisticated, sun-ooded spaces to live and entertain with privacy, security and fabulous city views. Sleek style and premium appointment set the tone throughout an inspired 3 bedroom/2 bathroom design featuring homeofďŹ ce nook, dedicated master bedroom level, striking Miele kitchen/generous living expanses, north terrace for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining, video intercom/security and internally accessed auto garage. VIEW Wednesday 12.30 - 1pm, Saturday 1.15 - 1.45pm

CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken

0423 759 481 0419 305 802

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120 Highett Street Richmond

AUCTION Saturday 14th December at 2pm

Richmond’s Newest and Most Exciting Architectural flair and cutting-edge style come with a 6 star energy rating in this stunning 3 bedroom/2 bathroom townhouse positioned on one of Richmond’s most favoured streets. If you tire of one of the nearby award-winning restaurants, the topline Euro/stone kitchen is a consummate performer whilst Tasmanian Oak-lined openplan areas stretch northwards to a stylish garden terrace for easy al fresco pleasures. Thermally insulated/commercial grade windows, LED lighting, security/video intercom and rear double auto garage with turntable complete an inner-city lifestyle. VIEW Wednesday 1.30 - 2pm, Saturday 2.15 - 2.45pm

CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken

0423 759 481 0419 305 802

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8 Russell Street Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11am 232 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

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 10.30 - 11am

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

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 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Ross Savas Sam Wilkinson Emma Bloom

0418 322 994 0400 169 148 0419 330 968

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18 College Street Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 9th December at 5pm 234 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Stunning Victorian with Park Views Situated in a lovely tree lined West Hawthorn cul-de-sac, this stunning beautifully renovated brick double fronted Victorian backing onto parkland is superbly positioned to schooling, trams, Hawthorn train station, parks and shopping. Featuring; main bedroom with OFP, WIR and ensuite, formal lounge/dining rooms each with OFPs, European kitchen with Gaggenau appliances and Cararra marble surfaces, open plan living, paved poolside outdoor area and back gates leading onto the Fashoda St. Reserve. Upstairs, 2 bedrooms with BIRs, balcony, open study and superb bathroom. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 3.30 - 4pm

CALL Tim Picken Scott Patterson

0419 305 802 0417 581 074

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22 York Street Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 14th December at 12noon

Victorian With Verve, Inside and Out Wonderfully wide-set and freestanding on a tranquil street just minutes from Glenferrie Rd shopping, this lovely 3 bedroom/2 bathroom Victorian home is bursting with northern sunlight and enjoys an easy transition from streamlined Euro kitchen/ superb open-plan spaces to glorious night-lit garden surrounds where any-weather relaxing is a stylish and secluded affair underneath auto-awning. Highlights include dedicated master level, stunning family bathroom with leafy garden-aspect, heated concrete oors, OSP and excellent proximity to premium schools and city transport. VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 10 - 10.30am

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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13 Mowbray Street Hawthorn East

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 10th December at 5pm 236 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

“Live the resort lifestyle” The complete family entertainment package This stunning family home offers access to Melbourne’s best schools, Anderson Park, public transport and all situated in this resort style setting. The flexible floor plan boasts five bedrooms with WIR’s and ens, study, formal living/dining, informal living and alfresco dining with an indoor/outdoor bar overlooking the North/South court. The well-appointed kitchen and adjacent meals surveys a tranquil pool setting and gym. 360 degree views from the rooftop terrace, family retreat, cellar, lift, five car garage with theatre and storage complete the picture on 1386sqm (approx.) VIEW By Appointment

CALL Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556

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486 Barkers Road Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 12.30pm

Well Set Back on Deep Allotment (1500 sqm approx) 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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15 Norfolk Road Surrey Hills

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 12noon 238 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Be inspired by Victorian Beauty, Contemporary Style and Massive Land Poised proudly in the leafy English Counties Estate beyond immaculate night-lit gardens, this impeccable 5 bedroom/2 bathroom Victorian combines exceptional character, designer style plus exciting scope on substantial pool/garden surrounds. Comprising Spotted gum hallway, grand-scale formal living, executive-style library, two huge family living areas, one leading to generous kitchen/dining expanses and the other overlooking stylish al fresco terraces, king-sized solar pool/spa and garden surrounds. Just a short walk across Surrey Gardens to express train and popular cafes. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd

0412 493 189 0411 347 511

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3/75 Clendon Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 1pm

Apartment 1, 9 Woorigoleen Road Toorak AUCTION Saturday 14th December at 12noon

Tranquil Toorak Living In one of Toorak’s most exclusive streets, is this fully renovated English Mews style townhouse. Minutes to the Toorak Village, tram and bus. In immaculate condition, this home includes separate formal lounge, with log fireplace, informal meals, powder room and well appointed Miele equipped kitchen leading to private garden courtyard. Upstairs are two bedrooms plus study and bathroom. Features include plantation shutters throughout, ducted heating, rear access to 1 garage. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

Delightful Single Level Living with Space Positioned on one of Toorak’s finest tree lined streets, is this beautifully renovated, ground floor spacious villa-apartment in immaculate boutique block with low maintenance North and East courtyard garden perfect for entertaining only minutes from Toorak Village. Offers spacious sunken lounge and dining, stone kitchen overlooking courtyard, 3 bedrooms, (main with en-suite and walk-in robe), storeroom, double lock up garage with internal direct access. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom

0412 269 999 0419 330 968

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CALL Gary Ormrod Nathan Verwoert Michael Gibson

0419 588 331 0413 599 111 0418 530 392

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15 Montalto Avenue Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 3rd December at 5pm

21 Mathoura Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 1pm 240 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 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, north facing courtyard with landscaped gardens, reverse cycle air-conditioning, hydronic floor heating, limestone floors and finished with the highest level of fixtures on land approx 730sqm. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

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, Thursday 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm

CALL Andrew Smith Michael Gibson

0413 309 605 0418 530 392

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CALL Peter Kudelka Sarah Case

0418 319 439 0439 431 020

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63 Lang Street South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 11am

87 Albion Street South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 2pm

Prime South Yarra Land or Renovation Opportunity Exceptional opportunity to secure a prime 221sqm approx allotment with rare 9 metre frontage and preferred northerly rear orientation set in this ever popular part of South Yarra within walking distance to every desirable amenity Note: Planning Permit Issued.

VIEW Thursday 6 - 6.30pm

A Rare Oasis Opposite Argo Park A spectacular, secluded three bedroom home across two levels, just minutes walk to Prahran market, Chapel St and Toorak Rd. The unique, naturally lit open plan living and dining area overlooks the striking, large north-facing courtyard, owing through to the contemporary Smeg kitchen, powder room and separate laundry. Extra facilities: off street parking for two cars, reverse cycle air-conditioning, heating and security. VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Conjunctional Agent JP Real Estate John Spottiswood 0407 474 466 Bonnie Spottiswood 0404 101 459

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CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Gabby Krayz 0449 899 700 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337

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1a Williams Road Windsor

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 11am

103/11 Hillingdon Place Prahran

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 11am 242 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

“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 10.30 - 11am

Warehouse Style Generous proportions, tall windows and high ceilings allow for this property to stand out above the crowd. In the iconic Red Tulip Development, this apartment offers 2 bedrooms, both with BIR, main with balcony, very generous open plan living, dining and kitchen area, central bathroom with European laundry. Secure video entry and secure undercover parking on title. All just moments from Chapel Street’s boutiques, bars and shops galore! VIEW Wednesday 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 10 - 10.30am

CALL Jacqui Ralph Peter Kudelka

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

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0418 106 068

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4/105 Crown Street Richmond

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 5th December at 5pm

71/51 Spring Street Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 10th 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 office/gym, living and dining, gourmet kitchen, two bathrooms, powder room, spectacular terraces and double garage. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

View, Location & Prestige Commanding half a floor in this exclusive development, its generous open plan living/dining spills to a covered balcony with unrivalled views. A timber & granite kitchen offers a plethora of work space. Three fitted bedrooms include the main with a hotel style spa-suite, private terrace, dressing room with study nook. Also features central bathroom, powder room, secure entry & secure car space, heating & cooling. Sophisticated city living never looked so good. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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CALL Monique Depierre 0407 881 327 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439

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1801/279 Wellington Parade South East Melbourne EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 2nd December at 5pm

26 Bayview Avenue Hawthorn East

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 10am 244 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 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, floor to ceiling windows, heated travertine floors, powder room, private elevator to the roof terrace, BI BBQ, spa, 5 car spaces, storage & separate laundry. Luxurious public areas including pool, gym and steam room. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 7 - 7.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

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 floors, private garden and off-street parking. VIEW Thursday 11.30 - 12pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 9.30 - 10am

CALL Monique Depierre 0407 881 327 Cher Coad 0412 252 858

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CALL Gary Jan Scott Patterson

0418 117 272 0417 581 074

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81 Kooyongkoot Road Hawthorn

AUCTION Thursday 12th December at 6.30pm

26 Austin Street Balwyn

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 10.30am

Rare Scotch Hill Land Opportunity Situated in the middle of one of Hawthorn’s finest tree lined streets, this magnificent unencumbered vacant allotment of some 1045sqm (approx) boasting an abundant northerly aspect is ideally suited to a number of potential uses – in particular those seeking to create a luxurious new family residence on a grand scale. Moments to some of Melbourne’s finest Schools and underpinned by quality of surrounding homes, the absolute rarity of the offering is not to be underestimated. VIEW Agent on Site Saturday 10.30 - 11am

A Beautiful Family Opportunity Nestled in the Balwyn High School zone, this charming 1930’s home offers exciting opportunities for redevelopment and/or extension (STCA). Situated on approx. 653sqm two bedrooms, a light-filled sitting room, dining room, kitchen, laundry, bathroom, versatile study area, abundant storage and original period details. Located just a short walk to Whitehorse Road tram, cosy cafes, Balwyn cinema, and nearby parkland this home allows for an idyllic family lifestyle. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074

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CALL Sam Wilkinson Judy Balloch

0400 169 148 0408 753 877

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17 Alpha Street Balwyn North

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 11am

5/13-15 Maling Road Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 11am 246 The weekly review \ NOVEMBER 27, 2013

Pretty as a Picture Within the Balwyn High School Zone, framed by majestic trees on some 800sqm (approx), this picturesque 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, family home offers a perfect lifestyle opportunity. Upstairs the main bedroom suite offers private dressing room & en-suite. Formal and informal living zones, open plan kitchen, paved alfresco areas & grassed back garden, gas ďŹ replace, secure double garage with internal access, heating/ cooling and solar system. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

Blue-chip address for an easy-care lifestyle With the best address in Canterbury, this lovely 2 bedroom villa unit enjoys a beautifully presented layout of generous dimensions starting with the spacious entry hall and concluding with the pretty courtyard garden fringed in colour and revealing ample space to kick back and relax. The spacious living domain and smart modern kitchen/meals are both big enough for everyday entertaining whilst stylish bathroom, roomy laundry, ducted heating, air-conditioner and generous garage cap off a brilliant easy-care lifestyle. VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Monique Depierre 0407 881 327

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CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken

0423 759 481 0419 305 802

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15 Smythe Avenue Mont Albert

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 2pm

2a Cloud Street Arthurs Seat

AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 2pm

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 or design your own family home on a substantial level allotment close to Mont Albert Primary School (STCA). VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

Breathtaking Outlook Nestled down a private tree-lined driveway and with one of the most outstanding views over Port Phillip is this character filled three bedroom mud brick home with large open plan living areas opening onto a wide north-facing entertaining deck. The property set on 3.5 acres approx. offers outstanding privacy and is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of life. The house is filled with character, so much so that the current buyers purchased the property after attending a relaxing Sunday lunch over 20 years ago; they just had to have it. VIEW Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Scott Patterson Tim Picken

0417 581 074 0419 305 802

kayburton.com.au

CALL Andrew Hines Tom Barr Smith

0400 630 630 0438 368 020

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21 Range Road Mount Martha

AUCTION Sunday 1st December at 12noon

3 Whitehead Street Blairgowrie

PRIVATE SALE

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“Brockmore” Peninsula Paradise Inspired by the Mediterranean countryside, given a dash of Australian history and set on approx. 80 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 4 - 4.30pm, Sunday 11.30 - 12pm

Ultra Modern by the Village A stroll to the beach, Blairgowrie shops, restaurants, Yacht Squadron and Marina provides the perfect coastal lifestyle with a hip twist. Inspired, slick yet rustic, generously proportioned living and entertaining areas feature cantilevered hearth, open fireplace and media hub. The expansive open air timber sun deck with Master Chef BBQ facilities sits above the sun-drenched lawns with plenty of room for a swimming pool. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Andrew Hines Tom Barr Smith

0400 630 630 0438 368 020

kayburton.com.au

CALL Liz Jensen Linda Boulter

0418 446 228 0438 520 282

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DONCASTER Lots 2 & 3, 165-171 George Street Buy one, buy both - the ultimate land holding With a backdrop of Ruffey Lake Park, these 2 individual parcels of land with a north facing rear aspect, offer an astute

Auction Sat 07 Dec from 11.00

developer or family land buyer an excellent opportunity in this beautiful leafy pocket. Offered separately, each block

View Wed 11.00 - 11.30 & Sat 10.30 - 11.00

measures 24.5m x 40m approx. totaling approximately 1,960 sqm. Whisper quiet, this first time ever offered rare

Jason Hearn 0409 828 590

proposition is brilliantly located to schools, bus, Doncaster Shopping town, sporting facilities and picturesque walks

Don Brindley 0418 313 911

around Ruffey Lake.

John Piccolo 0408 102 050 Auctioneer

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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Auction this Saturday

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 10.30 - 11.00

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

www.3montaltoavetoorak.com

imagination and creativity you can make it worth even more.

Helena Chow 0407 226 828 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590

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.

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

BAYSWATER NORTH 320-328 Canterbury Road Unrivalled residential development site of 9,973m2 Enjoying an impressive 110 mt frontage to Canterbury Road, this rare land parcel is ripe for development, with an exceptional land area of 9,973 sq m approx. In a Residential Zone 1, surrounded by established greenery and boasting a rear northern orientation, this site may suit a variety of residential uses inc, townhouses or a retirement/aged care lifestyle village (all STCA). Located between the stations and shopping hubs of Bayswater and Heathmont, close to Dandenong Creek trail, schools and reserves, approx. 5kms from EastLink.

Expressions of Interest Closing Mon 16 Dec, 5.00 Quoting POA View by appointment Cameron Way 0418 352 380 Blackburn 9894 1000

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

woodards.com.au

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DEEPDENE 2 Gordon Street

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

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 30th November at 12.30pm $1 Million plus Thursday 3-3.30pm: Saturday 12-12.30pm Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

christopherrussell.com.au

BALWYN NORTH 1A Highbury Street

KEW EAST 7 Bennett Parade

Convenience Personified in Balwyn High Zone

A Fabulous Home In A Fantastic Locale

This appealing, free standing Townhouse, no body corporate & own driveway, close to Balwyn North Village shops, city tram & St Bede´s Primary. Comp; entry foyer, study, lounge, open plan kitchen/ family/meals area opening to courtyard & a sep laundry. Upstairs, 3 DBL bedrooms, BIRs (main WIR & full ensuite) powder room & family bathroom, plus DBL remote garage & ducted heating.

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Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Sat 14th December at 11.00am $700,000 plus Thur12-12.30pm; Sat 3.30-4pm Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

christopherrussell.com.au

Immaculate red clinker brick 3 bedroom family home with many possibilities in a much desired Kew East locale. Lounge and dining with OFP, serviceable kitchen, ducted heating, period features plus much more. Just a short walk to transport, schools and parks. Landscaped garden with ample off street parking presenting a great opportunity.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Sat 7th December at 2.00am $980,000 plus Thu 12.30-1pm:Sat 1-1.30pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

christopherrussell.com.au


BALWYN NORTH 16 Riverside Avenue French Chateau In The Riverside Estate Chris Madsen designed and built. This stately residence set in an established garden allotment of 836 m2 is positioned prominently on the high side of the road capturing the leafy surrounds and mountain ranges. From the moment you enter you will feel the space. Comprises: 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, formal living room, dining room, massive family room, adjacent kitchen all overlooking pretty rear garden. Plus upstairs family retreat and study area.

Auction: Saturday 7th December at 12.30pm Price: $1.8 Million plus Open: Thursday 1-1.30pm: Saturday 11-11.30am Contact: Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

Agents in Conjunction

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

BALWYN NORTH 2B Don Street Townhouse Residence. Safe Walk To Balwyn High Fastidiously built and intelligently designed for the family or the downsizer looking for a quality home with own street frontage and no body corporate. Offers sun filled flowing open floor plan. Downstairs: Main bedroom complete with ensuite and walk-in robe. State of the art granite top kitchen, powder room, easy internal access to double garage. Upstairs study / TV nook, 2 good sized bedrooms, bathroom and 2nd powder room. Features: Hydronic heating, excellent security, CCTV/ alarm, solar hot water, ducted cooling, ducted vacuum and much more.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

christopherrussell.com.au

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 7th December at 11.00am $1.1 Million plus Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

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Specialising in property up to $1million

CAMBERWELL 3/31 Brinsley Road www.3-31brinsleyroadcamberwell.com

Inspired designer style inside and out has contributed a wonderful contemporary ambience to this superb single level town residence´s light-filled and spacious dimensions enviably situated near Camberwell Junction, good schools and Riversdale station. Immaculately presented with timber floors throughout, the generous living/dining room is served by a stylish modern kitchen with Miele appliances. The two bedrooms (BIRs) share a smart bathroom. The picturesque private decked northeast courtyard provides an ideal al fresco dining space. INSPECT Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 9.15-9.45am AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 1.30pm

Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Kate Muller 0438 744 257

mwone.com.au

2 1 1 9822 9999

Specialising in property up to $1million

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

Directly opposite Creswick Reserve and only metres from the Yarra River, this stylishly refurbished apartment provides an idyllic tranquil city edge lifestyle. Modernised throughout with exceptional flair. Features generous living and dining room featuring dark timber floors and a stunning gourmet kitchen with built in casual dining and magnificent city outlook. Bi-fold doors open living out to a wide covered balcony offering park and city views. The two spacious bedrooms (BIRs) share a smart bathroom with separate toilet. Also features security intercom, panel heating and Euro-laundry. INSPECT Thu 1-1.30pm & Sat 9-9.30am AUCTION Saturday 30th November at 9.30am

Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Joe Falzon 0406 114 811

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Specialising in property up to $1million

MALVERN EAST 7/5-7 Alcala Avenue www.7-5alcalaavenuemalverneast.com

A sensational total refurbishment inside and out has added wonderful contemporary designer style to this superb single level residence´s light-filled dimensions. A tranquil location near Malvern Valley golf course, Gardiner´s Creek, East Malvern station and Chadstone further emphasizes the lifestyle appeal. Timber floors flow through spacious sitting room, stylish kitchen with stone benches and bright dining area opening to landscaped private garden. Two double bedrooms (BIRs) are complemented by a lavish bathroom. INSPECT Thu 1-1.30pm & Sat 1-1.30pm AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 3.30pm

Joe Falzon 0406 114 811 Kate Muller 0438 744 257

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Specialising in property up to $1million

KEW 148 Wiltshire Drive www.148wiltshiredrivekew.com

Quiet, secure apartment 148 combines the benefits of a grand heritage building with modern, low-maintenance conveniences. High ceilings and original windows complement open-plan spaces, oak floors, designer bathroom with underfloor heating, Caesar Stone, custom cabinetry and Euro laundry, modern kitchen with ample storage and dishwasher, two generous bedrooms (BIRs) and undercover parking for two cars. Willsmere Village and Kew Junction are within a walking distance with trams at Kew Junction and express buses to the city from Princess St. INSPECT Thu & Sat 12-12.30pm AUCTION Thursday 12th December at 6.30pm

Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Danny See 0402 533 853

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ARMADALE 6/25 Rose Street

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www.6-25rosestreetarmadale.com

www.9-200brightonstreetrichmond.com

Only minutes away from Beatty Avenue and High Street shops, this solid brick art deco boutique block offers an exceptional lifestyle and investment appeal. Includes light-filled living room and pristine kitchen with dining area. The generous bedroom with BIRs is accompanied by a study and bathroom. Includes RC/air-con and communal storage.

With the Yarra and Chapel St just metres away, this this stylishly presented two bedroom apartment promotes lifestyle enjoyment. Natural light streams through living/dining area with balcony and sleek kitchen. Includes car-space.

INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 1.15-1.45pm

INSPECT Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 11.15-11.45am

AUCTION Saturday 14th December at 1.30pm

SOUTH YARRA 1/16 Millswyn Street

Kate Muller 0438 744 257 Michael Derham 0425 790 233

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AUCTION Saturday 7th December at 11.30am

Adin Bloomer 0410 161 591 Todd Braggins 0424 552 238

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TOORAK 2/530 Toorak Road

www.1-16millswynstreetsouthyarra.com

www.2-530toorakroadtoorak.com

In the exquisite St Ronans building, this beautiful ground level apartment´s generous dimensions provide the perfect entry to this prestigious precinct. Living room with Deco style gas heater and wellequipped kitchen opening to a shared leafy courtyard. The very spacious bedroom with bathroom opens to a covered verandah.

Blue chip investment and lifestyle appeal just a short stroll to Toorak Village. Generous living and dining room boasting polished timber floors and an enclosed northwest-facing balcony. The bright galley kitchen is compact but well equipped. Two large bedrooms with BIRs and bathroom. Also includes a secure garage and car-space.

INSPECT Thu 10.15-10.45am & Sat 12-12.30pm

INSPECT Thu 1.45-2.15pm & Sat 2-2.30pm

AUCTION Saturday 14th December at 9.30am

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Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

AUCTION Saturday 14th December at 1.30pm

Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Michael Derham 0425 790 233


Murrumbeena 516 Neerim Road Unsurpassed English Clinker in Golden Mile Location Gracing superb landscaped grounds in a coveted Golden Mile position, this unsurpassed 1930’s English clinker brick residence offers impressive 5 bedroom/3 bathroom family proportions among its 11 thoroughly renovated principal rooms. Sophisticated styling over two levels delivers understated elegance, while extensive alfresco entertaining spaces, all oriented to the sunny north, are crowned by a spectacular glass mosaic concrete pool that perfectly complements relaxed garden surroundings.

Ray White Carnegie

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for sale 215 Phillip Island Road & 50 Clifford Road, san remo

Silverwaters Vineyard & Olive Grove a rare seaside offering - Buy one or Both A once in a lifetime opportunity to secure a magnificent 4/5 Bedroom residence with breathtaking views over Western Port Bay. Situated on 44.18 acres* the property includes award winning Vineyard and olive grove plantation, a 2nd 4 Bedroom house and 2 dams. The property can be purchased as one or in two individual lots. Lot 1: 16.56 acres includes 4 Bedroom House, award winning Vineyard and Bay views. Lot 2: 27.61 acres includes mansion style 5 bedroom residence with multiple living areas, lift, artist studio, olive tree plantation and stunning views. Inspection by appointment. realestate.com.au/115403247

for sale by EOI closing Tues 17th Dec at 12 noon Philip Prowse 0418 997 319 Graham Burns 0402 076 089

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Luke Pitcher 0417 055 578 Steven Salopek 0400 341 226 Grant Tishler 0417 552 919

8795 4888

4/80 Monash Dve, Dandenong South


MOUNT ELIZA

36 JACKSONS ROAD

MOUNT ELIZA

4 JERULA AVENUE

LA JOLLA

COASTAL VISTAS

Situated in the exclusive Golden Mile this 80sq. (approx.) luxury resort style residence, just meters from the beach, sits on a level 2733sqm. allotment ( approx.) with panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. This home is sure to impress with features including; an indoor gas and solar heated swimming pool, flood lit mod grass tennis court, theatre room, open plan living and a modern kitchen. Complete with five bedrooms plus study and five bathrooms. The master bedroom with ENS and WIR opens out to a private balcony overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens and the bay. Just a short walk to the prestigious Toorak College and the Mount Eliza Village.

An exclusive location in one of Mt Eliza's most tightly held positions offering sparkling coastal vistas with the convenience of only a short stroll to Toorak College and the Village. This exceptionally private, three bedroom character filled home, inspired by prominent landscape-designer Edna Walling, is set on a significant 1665m2 allotment (approx.) with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay. Enriched with timeless appeal this gracious home would benefit from a sympathetic restoration or happily live-in and adore the rambling beachside appeal.

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FOR SALE INSPECT By Appointment QUENTIN MCEWING 0409 389 268

160 Main Street Mornington

FOR SALE $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 INSPECT Saturday 1:00pm – 1:30pm QUENTIN MCEWING 0409 389 268

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7/84 Mt Eliza Way Mt Eliza 9787 2422

eldersrealestate.com.au South Gippsland – Cape Liptrap

Auction Saturday 14 December at 11am

Exclusive 103 Acres – Cape Liptrap 103 acres with spectacular 180˚ views of Waratah Bay, Wilsons Promontory & the islands Stunning home site (STCA) with power at boundary & double road frontage Divided into 5 flat – gently undulating paddocks, watered by dams Access to exclusive swimming & fishing beaches Rarely available & within 2¼ hours of Melbourne CBD

Don Olden 0417 805 312 Elders Leongatha 03 5662 3523 | Web Id 4071520

RE1138

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$1.2 million

Springhill 185 Trentham-Springhill Road

A Beautiful Peter McIntyre Architect Designed Country Hideaway on 23.17Ha (57 Acres)

Nestled behind a lovely winding driveway and formal hedging this charming 2 storey, 2 bedroom property has been lovingly maintained and improved over two decades of current ownership to provide a wonderful country lifestyle. Features include good red volcanic and grey loam soils, large dam, good fencing, machinery shed, and amazing views to Mount Macedon. keatings.com.au

83 High Street, Woodend

Estimated Selling Price $785,000 - $825,000 View Sat 30 Nov 3-3.30pm or by appointment John Keating 0419 880 444 Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

(03) 5427 2999

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THE HOME DIRECTORY Shutters 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

Picture Hanging Art Hung

A professional art placement and picture hanging supply and installation of art display systems. We install paintings, prints, photographs, mirrors, tapestries and more using appropriate fixtures for the work and the built environment. Advising on placement for you to appreciate your art. info@arthung.com.au Contact: 0408 563 123 or 9813 4415 www.arthung.com.au

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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

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

Gates Ri-Cal Improvements

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

Landscaping Plant n’ Pave

Our passion is your landscape. Landscape construction specialist. We are able to quote on your existing landscape designs or give you some ideas of what we can do for you. With 15 years experience, we will help you choose the right solution for your garden needs. Now taking bookings for 2014. Contact: Jay Walton 0438 445 933 www.plantnpave.com.au

BIN HIRE Direct Bin Hire

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

COURIER SERVICES Pack & Send Hawthorn

We provide total courier and freight delivery services and complete packaging solutions for customers in and around Hawthorn, Richmond. You can drop off your goods at our Service Centre or we can pick up from your door - it’s your choice. Our freight solutions include domestic, international and domestic deliveries. 469 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East. Contact: 9813 4522. www.packsend.com.au/hawthorn

DECKING DeckSealRevival Pty Ltd

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.

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

BLINDS A/P Shutters & Blinds

Electrical Services J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all

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

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

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.

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

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SPRING 2013 GARDEN CONSULTATIONS Town and Country Gardens

Personalised service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks and revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice and garden designs ensuring individual gardening needs are fulfilled. Call us, we come to you. Contact: 9822 9704.

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

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

RENOVATIONS Building Renovations and Design P/L (BRAD) We specialise in New Home Building, Extensions, Renovations, Decking and Pergolas as well as offering General Carpentry. As we are experts in all aspects of home renovation, we can create ‘new’ bathrooms, kitchens and other rooms and facilities for you. DBU-11103 Contact: Brad 0408 446 887. www.buildwithbrad.com.au

Plant n’ Pave

Landscape contractor with 15 years experience offering paving, retaining wall construction and planting services including plant selection. Member of the Master Tradesman Association of Victoria. Now taking 2014 bookings. Contact: Jay Walton 0438 445 933 jaywalton@mail.com

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 PAINTING Arthur Master Painting Service

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

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

PICTURE HANGING Art Hung A professional picture hanging service. We install paintings, prints, photographs, mirrors, tapestries and more using appropriate fixtures for the work and the built environment. Advising on placement for you to appreciate your art. Email: info@arthung.com.au Contact: 0408 563 123 or 9813 4415. www.arthung.com.au

RENOVATIONS

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

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:Andrew: 0418 338 996 or Garry: 0419 473 156.

SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blind

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

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

Blinds BRAD

Specialising in New Home Building, Extensions, Renovations, Decking and Pergolas. Also offering General Carpentry. We are experts in all aspects of home renovation and can create ‘new’ bathrooms, kitchens and other rooms and facilities for you. DBU-11103. Contact: Brad 0408 446 887 www.buildwithbrad.com.au

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

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

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

WARDROBES Almara Cabinets

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

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

CLUTTER RESCUE Total-E-Tailer

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

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

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

Courier Services Pack & Send Hawthorn

We provide total courier and freight delivery services and complete packaging solutions for customers in and around Hawthorn, Richmond. You can drop off your goods at our Service Centre or we can pick up from your door - it’s your choice. 469 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East. Contact: 9813 4522 www.packsend.com.au/hawthorn

flooring 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

Tree Doctor 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


DESIGNER INDOOR & OUTDOOR FURNITURE

Cosh Living specialise in designer contemporary furniture for indoor and out. Featuring dining, sofa, and occasional furniture, enhance your home with beauty from the inside out.

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