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Sing it with me: Well, all my friends are going skiing / Yes, they’re going to the cold / They’re all trading dollars for some Euro / They’re en route for alpine gold …

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t’s not just the Aussie dollar (although that ain’t what it used to be) and it’s not just the great bargains you find at this time of the year, but it turns out that skiing – like playing golf or tennis – is buried deep in the personal history of many people I know. So come summertime, they’re all crossing the equator and going to the snow just as I’m loading up the car and heading to the Peninsula for a long-awaited, much-needed beach-side break. If it rains again all month like it does some years, I’m asking for my money back. Skiing is one of those life skills – often socio-economically linked – that you either have or you don’t, and the recreational abilities that you learn when young line you up for your vacations for all time. One of my closest friends has skied since childhood, and taught her little ones from the time they could walk. They’ll be checking in at Oversized Baggage in just a few weeks – the pay-off for a long year of hard work. Her summer will be in the snow. Weird. We are DNA-imprinted for our holidays. You vacationed at a lake: you water-ski; at the beach: you surf (and just don’t feel right unless you have a tan). If your parents travelled to the other hemisphere during summer hols, then you ski. They are skills that during the year you long to use again: physical exertions of pleasure only. It’s easy to get sentimental about our childhood summers: not all of those holiday shacks were as charming as they might seem now, and not everyone wants to go on repeating the patterns of younger days. But if you know, really know, how to surf a wave,

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obyn Lawley is running late. She has been at a dawn fashion shoot and is wrapping up a production meeting for her eponymous swimsuit collection – one of whose designs Beyoncé was spotted wearing during her visit to Melbourne last year. At 24, Lawley is at the height of her career. She’s in demand for covers and editorials with Vogue Italia, French Elle and a slew of other international magazines, as well as campaigns for the likes of Barneys New York, Ralph Lauren, MNG and French lingerie powerhouse Chantelle. But Lawley is not just another reed-thin Aussie model taking on the world. She’s what the fashion industry calls plus-size. At 186 centimetres tall, she’s a healthy size 14 – if you must know, her measurements are 99-81-112 centimetres. When Lawley does come rushing in, she’s a statuesque demi-god in cut-off denim shorts, a singlet top with an orange bikini peeking through and hair piled up high to beat the heat. Without a skerrick of makeup, she is pure perfection. She’s quick to break the ice with self-deprecating humour. “I feel huge,” she says. “As I was coming here in the lift there were three tiny people and I loomed over them. I am broad and big-boned, probably built to do sport rather than modelling.” By all accounts, Lawley’s upbringing in Girraween, near Parramatta in Sydney’s west, was unremarkable. “It is a very blue-collar area,” she says. “There were just five of us, two older sisters and mum and dad. They’re very honest, hard-working people.” It was one of Lawley’s sisters who first signed her up for modelling when she was 15. “I think everyone starts saying you should model when you are really tall and decent looking. I was a pretty shy teen. I was more comfortable making people laugh than staring down the barrel of a camera.” Juggling school and modelling was tough, and Lawley admits she wasn’t academically inclined, preferring art, cooking and drama to maths and science. But modelling presented its own challenges as Lawley battled to fit the mould required for mainstream assignments. “I struggled really hard with the weight loss, it was really slow. I was

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sticking to diets, counting calories, all of that and nothing was really working. You hate your body enough as it is at that age; throw in the pressure to lose a lot of weight very quickly and it becomes not fun.” Demand was slow, but she persisted, picking up work whenever magazines wanted a curvy model. She loved the performance aspect of the job, the hair, the makeup, transforming herself before the camera. What she didn’t like was turning up for a shoot to find the clothes too small. “I would try on these clothes and they would not make it over my thighs,” Lawley says. “The designers would say you are beautiful, but you are not for us.” She began to doubt she’d make it. “You question it. You start having these things going on in your mind, when you are not working and no one seems to be booking you. Your body is not doing what you want it to do. You then really start holding your body accountable and slowly start hating your body.” When she was offered a scholarship to attend an art school in France, Lawley decided to take a break and spend time backpacking across Europe. It was on her return that everything clicked when, at her first casting call, someone suggested she try plus-size modeling. She called around and found the then only plus-size model agency in Australia – Bella Models. Owner Chelsea Bonner says she knew she had a star in the making the moment a 19-year-old Lawley walked through her door. “I knew she was going to be a game-changer for the industry,” says Bonner, who opened her agency in 2002, after her sister’s battle with anorexia and bulimia. “Robyn would be someone that could help me get the message across to bridge the gap between normal size and plus-size. It is not about size. It is about beauty. It is about health. It is about being a woman and Robyn is such a perfect example.” Bonner, also a former model, has steered Lawley’s career to mega status. But she says it’s Lawley’s personality and work ethic that have cemented her position in the industry. “That girl is a maniac when it comes to work. Nothing fazes her. She is just a humble, very well-rounded and creative person.

“I think that women love that she is not one-dimensional. We get countless emails from people saying how much they love seeing Robyn out there.” Lawley made the broader online community sit up and take notice last October when her picture was posted on a so-called “thigh gap” Facebook page, which celebrates women who are so thin the insides of their legs don’t touch. An avalanche of derogatory comments followed, some comparing Lawley to a pig. The model countered with an opinion piece for The Daily Beast arguing that women should not be burdened by the unrealistic expectations of others. She says she wanted to get back at the cyber bullies. “Women have enough on their plates without throwing in the burden of achieving a thigh gap,” she says. “This was just another avenue to keep me from loving my body and I wanted to put a stop to it.” Her eloquent rebuttal won her legions of fans, including Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Lawley onto her show. She also appeared on Good Morning America to discuss body image issues. Lawley’s career has long been buoyed by her online fans. “They write to magazines saying how proud they are seeing me on the pages,” she says, “and, in turn, magazines and brands react by using me more.” It was those supporters who vented their anger when Cosmopolitan in America headlined a swimwear shoot “Plus-size supermodel”, sending the magazine’s comments page into meltdown. Lawley is doesn’t like the plus-size label, either. “It is

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derogatory to label women above the size of 10 as plus-size. I hate it. I don’t think any women should have a label.” But she reckons attitudes are shifting. “[Modelling powerhouse] IMG has a large cache of fuller-sized models that are not promoted as plus-sized. That is a huge step in the right direction,” she says. “I always felt the fashion scene is a huge social club where you are not invited. With the onslaught of social media, where everyday buyers are interacting with the taste makers, it is opening up.” Lawley says she never set out to be a role model but she’s happy to be a positive influence. “When I was growing up I did not see many examples of my body in glossy magazines, but there was one – Crystal Renn. Her story of the struggle to overcome a weight problem to get comfortable with her body and modelling successfully was an inspiration for me. “It took me years to be confident. I only realised at 22 that I could do this. I hope other young girls can look up to me and appreciate their body and focus on other things that are far more important than looks. You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it. “I think big is beautiful. I have been so many different sizes in my life, but if you keep focusing on your size it makes it worse. Loving yourself, you get better and you become happier.” These days Lawley is happy enough in her own skin to follow her passion for fine food. Her food blog, Robyn Lawley Eats, is so popular that she has just signed a cookbook deal and there’s a cooking show scheduled for Foxtel later this year. “Some people are born to play the piano,” she says. “I was born to cook. I wanted to be a chef but modelling took over. I like to keep my hands in many different pies.” Warming to her favourite subject, she gesticulates enthusiastically and it’s impossible to ignore the tattoo on her right wrist that says “Love life”. It’s clear Lawley is determined to do just that. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au » robynlawley.com.au

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KENDALL HILL shares his wish list of the hottest holidays for 2014

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he holidays are over. Time to plot the next one. We’ve scoured the globe for the hippest, the happening-est, the brightest bleeps on the radar of global cool. Pack your bags, honey, we’re going to …

SoutH AfRICA Strange to say it, but the cult of Nelson Mandela will probably see a tourism boom to South Africa this year. The country’s current tourism campaign is headlined The Pilgrimage, as government pundits expect a spate of Mandela-inspired visitors. Even if Madiba had been alive, this was bound to be a big year for the Rainbow Nation as it honoured the 20th anniversary of democracy and the 50th anniversary of Mandela’s incarceration. Cape Town will revel in the spotlight of being World Design Capital 2014, an important step in the country’s bid to broaden its tourism offering beyond safaris. In today’s South Africa, it’s all about experience – whether discovering world-class vineyards, memorable dining, cosmopolitan hotels or adventure tourism. » www.southafrica.net

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Yes, Iraq. Don’t worry – we’re not talking Baghdad or Basra. It’s the north of the country, autonomous Kurdistan, that’s having a moment. Chief among its attractions is Erbil, an ancient Middle Eastern city rejuvenated with modern oil wealth. The Kurdish capital’s 6000-year-old citadel anchors this city of half a million, but its maze of bazaars offers the real chance to step back in time. Also, there are ski-fields on the doorstep and endless outdoor activities in the surrounding countryside. It’s easy enough to get to and travel in – Lufthansa has direct flights from Vienna and Frankfurt, while Australian-run Kurdistan Adventures operates group tours. » www.kurdistan-adventures.com

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Best known for its coffee, emeralds and Shakira, Colombia is the latest light to flare in Latin America. Foodies are flocking to Peru, outdoor enthusiasts to Chile, urban hipsters to Argentina, but Colombia offers all of the above and more. Top of the to-do list are Cartagena – the fortified, World Heritage-listed colonial capital beside the Caribbean – the emerging urban cool of Bogotá (touted in some quarters as the new Buenos Aires), and fascinating indigenous encounters in the Colombian Amazon. Oh, and the national sport is quoits. What’s not to love? » www.colombia.travel 8 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

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It’s likely to be a very big year for this small slice of Britain. First up, the 20th Commonwealth Games get underway in Glasgow in July, infusing the former industrial hub with a carnival spirit. Regardless of the outcome of the Games, Team Scotland has plenty more to celebrate in Glasgow’s rejuvenation from gritty manufacturing mess to a European cultural capital. When you tire of high-end shopping along the Style Mile or exploring the city’s many museums, there’s fun dining at the likes of Cookie and Sideways, and a great live-music scene that has spawned such acts as Franz Ferdinand and Belle & Sebastian. Recently named the UK’s most upwardly mobile city by TripAdvisor, Glasgow has a swagger that’s hard to ignore. Also in 2014, the John Muir Way will open, creating a 214-kilometre walking trail across Scotland from Dunbar, east of Edinburgh, to Helensburgh, near Glasgow. And don’t forget the September referendum that will decide if Scotland sticks with Britain or proclaims independence. Exciting times. » peoplemakeglasgow.com « Kelvingrove art gallery & MuseuM, glasgow


the arctic The frozen north is so hot right now. Come the brief Arctic summer, there are now no fewer than six expedition companies offering adventurous passengers the chance to conquer the Northwest Passage. The ice-bound route that eluded explorers for centuries until Roald Amundsen finally broke through in 1906 is, thanks to global warming, the latest craze in expedition cruising. The volatility of ice floes means there can be no guarantee cruisers will make a successful crossing, but they will have an incredible time trying. Polar bears, narwhals and musk ox top the wildlife-spotting opportunities, history buffs can walk in the footsteps of the doomed explorers who came before them, and the beautifully desolate polar landscapes will leave a lasting Instagram impression. The voyage, typically from Greenland or Alaska, takes two to three weeks. » www.adventurecanada.com » www.silversea.com

hawaii The new Bali? Never, but Hawaii is getting up there as a sunny-escape favourite for Australians, with about 300,000 of us jetting into Honolulu last year. To be frank, the food’s not as good as we get at home and, this being America, you have to tip at every turn, but the Hawaiian islands are just so irresistibly lovely it’s impossible to ignore their appeal. Oahu is party central and Maui’s not far behind, but for a real taste of laid-back Pacific zen, head to the north shore of Kauai (where Julia Roberts and Ben Stiller have holiday homes), the sleepy, spiritual island of Molokai or vacation with volcanoes on the Big Island. With more flights than ever – 15 a week from Sydney and new direct links from Brisbane and Melbourne –

exciting new hotels such as the Andaz Maui and even a branch of Australian-based Bill’s restaurant now open in Honolulu, there are plenty of reasons to say hello to the Aloha islands. » www.gohawaii.com

riga The Latvian capital and largest city in the Baltic states is in the limelight this year as European Capital of Culture (a title it shares with the Swedish city of Umeå). Latvia’s tourism motto is “Best enjoyed slowly”, and it’s good advice for a visit to Riga, where standout architecture is the main attraction. Besides Gothic churches and 19th-century wooden houses, Latvia’s biggest city has a world-beating collection of German art nouveau buildings to reward the curious. The city styles itself as the gastronomic capital of the Baltics (try local delicacies such as salted cucumber at the Central Market) but it’s Riga’s vibrant nightlife that has made it a magnet for young Europeans. » www.latvia.travel

BurMa You say Myanmar, I say Burma. What’s more important is that you get there soon. Since the country’s military junta collapsed under Western pressure in 2011, this jewel of Indochina has been inundated with intrepid travellers. The Burmese people are some of the friendliest you’ll meet and the country is blessed with beauty, from the ethereal stupa plains of Bagan to the magical Inle Lake. Elite hotels are opening all over the place and the majestic Irrawaddy will soon be awash with luxury cruisers, such as the new, 132-passenger Orcaella ship from the elite Orient-Express Hotels group. » www.myanmar-tourism.com

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oMan Dubai and Abu Dhabi have been hogging the spotlight for too long. The real star of the Arabian Peninsula is Oman, the Middle East’s most fascinating fiefdom. This oil-fuelled nation, sandwiched between Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the UAE, has prospered under its benign monarch, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, for the past 44 years and now feels like a fully formed, fascinating destination. Landscape-wise, it’s The Arabian Nights come to life – all sweeping deserts, lush oases and astonishing landscapes of barren mountains plunging into the Arabian Sea. Muscat, the capital, has a vibrant food culture, some lovely hotels and a sleepy, whitewashed vibe. Favourite thing to do? Take a dhow trip off the Musandam Peninsula – all sun, sea and shawarmas, with an escort of friendly dolphins. » www.omantourism.gov.om

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup is set to ignite interest in Brazil far beyond the postcard attractions of Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo will host the inaugural World Cup match in June before soccer ventures to the wildlife of the Pantanal (easily accessed from match centre Cuiabá), and Recife, city of canals and beaches. Almost all of Brazil is undergoing a makeover in preparation for soccer fever and for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which will thrust the city’s hotspots – Ipanema Beach, Santa Teresa and Christ the Redeemer – into the global spotlight. So far the Brazilian government’s bid for world attention has sparked riots and social unrest, but hopefully there will be a lasting, positive legacy in this former Portuguese colony. » www.visitbrazil.com

Sri lanka As the scars of civil war and the 2004 tsunami slowly heal, tourism is proving the saviour of Sri Lanka. The island is packed with attractions for all tastes. Its 1300 kilometres of coastline, much of it lined with swaying palms, makes for laid-back beach holidays. Culture vultures can lose themselves in the Golden Triangle’s ruins of ancient Sinhalese civilisations. Bentota and Galle abound with luxury hotels, while more enterprising souls can forge new frontiers in the recently opened, and still relatively undiscovered, north-east. Some are calling Sri Lanka the new Bali – culturally rich and

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inexpensive, with memorable accommodation. Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent is so excited about tourism in Sri Lanka that it has just opened an office there. » www.srilanka.travel

Madrid Barcelona gets all the good press but Madrid is where the real action is at in Spain. Observing street life in the Spanish capital, it’s easy to forget the kingdom is struggling through a depression. Its buzzing streets and grandiose architecture suggest a proud city that knows good times are just around the corner. From Sunday tapas crawls in the lively La Latina district to the wonders of one of Europe’s finest art collections – and a wild nightlife that causes 4am traffic jams at weekends – there’s never a dull moment. And the locals are some of the friendliest on the continent. Go for a good time. The Madrileños will happily show you one. As will Spain, generally. This is still the most exhilarating country when it comes to eating. Not to mention all its other attractions. Hola Alhambra. » www.esmadrid.com

Bangkok When not rioting or flooding, the Thai capital is a joy to visit. For starters, it has some of the cheapest five-star accommodation of any major city, thanks to a recent

boom in new hotels. The food is brilliant but, streetfood aside, the city now has a dizzying array of fine dining options from David Thompson’s Nahm to that other Aussie outpost, Bo.Lan. The shopping is phenomenally good, whether at the weekend chaos of Chatuchak Market or the shiny ziggurat malls of Sukhumvit. With a perennially balmy climate, Bangkok has arguably the world’s best selection of rooftop bars, offering dizzying views. And when the hotel pool just doesn’t cut it any more, some of the world’s best-known beaches are a cheap and easy flight away. No wonder they call it the Land of Smiles. » www.tourismthailand.org

raja aMpat Now that cruise ships have discovered wildish places such as Papua New Guinea, adventurers are venturing further afield to more remote destinations – such as Raja Ampat. The “Four Kings”, a pristine archipelago of 1500 islands off PNG, harbours the world’s richest coral ecosystem and a lush island landscape to rival Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay. The waters of the archipelago are home to more than 1000 fish species and three-quarters of the world’s known corals, so underwater adventures are amazing. Luxury operators are flocking here; exclusive resort group Aman brings well-heeled travellers to Raja Ampat aboard its 32-metre Amanikan cruiser. The three-berth, triple-deck vessel sails with a crew of 10, including such indispensables as chef and dive instructor. » www.amanresorts.com FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ The weekly review 9


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Share your travel plans… “Last year I travelled with friends to Vietnam and Cambodia. I loved the trip but feel we barely scratched the surface of South-East Asia. I would love to visit Laos and maybe even Myanmar before it gets a Starbucks.”

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What trip are you looking forward to? “Each year, I go away with dad and my step-mum for a month. The place I’d like to go is Colombia for a motorcycle trip. We’d uncover the country’s mysteries and secrets, which sounds like an adventure to me.”

Growing up, where did you holiday with your family? “The daggiest beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. We’re talking Safety Beach, McCrae and Dromana. I was actually given a surfboard one Christmas. I had to wait for a passing speedboat to generate anything resembling a wave.” A special snap from the holiday album… “The photo was taken in a small village outside Siem Reap, in Cambodia, in January 2013. I had taken a photo of the woman and was showing it back to her – perhaps she demanded prior approval?” (SUPPLIED)

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Do you have a dream destination? “I’d love to visit the Galapagos Islands, for the beaches, because as great as an adventure holiday is, it is really exhausting. Sometimes, when I get home, I need another holiday.” A special snap from the holiday album… “I have just come back from a motorhome trip around Mexico. It’s great because you are not relying on a tour, and can go wherever you want and have authentic cultural experiences. It’s real and raw.” ONLINE » MORE JET SET CELEBRITIES


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Where are you travelling to this year? “We are hoping to go to the US, see some basketball games, Disneyland, and go skiing.”

What are your 2014 travel plans? “We have a dream of throwing the kids in a Jayco caravan and travelling around Australia. We also have wanted to go camping in Tassie for a while now, so this may be the year.”

Where did you spend family holidays as a child? “We were lucky enough to have a beach house at Aireys Inlet, with lots of long, hot summers and making new friends — who are still friends today.”

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Where are you holidaying? “We are off to Provence in the south of France for our family holiday, via Paris. For me it’s the spiritual home of beautiful food.”

A special snap from the holiday album… “Last year we went to Italy for a month. My husband’s family are Italian so it is important for the boys to know their heritage. We stayed in Steve’s mum’s hometown, Marostica, in the Veneto region. We went skiing in the alps, and felt like we were on top of the world.”

Share a fond holiday memory… “When I was about 15, I went on an unsupervised cycling trip with two friends to the Isle of Wight. The tent leaked, we had a couple of crashes and even managed to get served in the pub. We were three young, fit, good-looking young boys, talking about girls, but utterly useless at getting the girls.”

Will there be adventure or relaxation? Both. A nice lie down on a beach, then some base-jumping in the evening.

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Where have you booked a break? “We’re taking off with the children to spend two weeks in the Kimberley. We plan to spend most of our time camping and then staying for a luxurious few days at El Questro Wilderness Park to mix it up.”

A special snap from the holiday album… “There is a bridge in Paris where romantic types write their names on a padlock, lock it to the fencing on the bridge, then toss the keys into the river. This is my wife Brij and I after we did exactly that to commemorate our 10-year anniversary. We did wonder if any divorcees have dived into the waters to retrieve their lucky keys.”

What is the attraction of the Kimberley? “I can’t imagine anywhere being as far away from the fashion industry and my work as the top end of Western Australia.” A special snap from the holiday album… “This was taken in Pushkar, in Rajasthan, India. I am riding a camel with my mum and my daughter Ella on their first trip to India.”

A special snap from the holiday album… “In Luca, Italy, last year, my daughter Jenna and I tuck into some local prosciutto. We loved this holiday ... it was all about our family.”

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KENDALL HILL presents this year’s bucket list for the most dedicated of food pilgrims

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lite dining is the new status symbol for fashionable travellers. Whether jetting to Copenhagen to savour Scandinavian flavours at the world-renowned Noma, or taking a bite of the Big Apple’s best eating houses, gastro-tourism is thriving. Committed food pilgrims spend many hours (and dollars) pursuing the hippest, the newest, the most radical menus du jour. Here’s a taste of what’s hot in 2014. Close-ish to home, in Singapore’s Chinatown, Burnt Ends is a joint venture between entrepreneurs Loh Lik Peng and Mavis Oei, the pair who lured top London chef Jason Atherton to the Lion City last year to front oh-so-chic tapas spot Esquina. This time they’re in cahoots with chef André Chiang (whose restaurant André currently ranks 38th in the world), to open this no-bookings, share plates, wood-fired affair that ticks off so many hot-right-now boxes. Aussie chef David Pynt mans the ovens. » esquina.com.sg www.burntends.com.sg

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Spain has reclaimed its place at the top of the food-pilgrimage pile since El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Catalonia, topped last year’s S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants league table. Run by the brothers Roca – Joan, Josep and Jordi – and revered for its avant-garde gastronomy, El Celler riffs on the cutting-edge kitchen tricks pioneered at that other world-famous Catalonian restaurant, elBulli.

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Some of the elBulli dazzle endures in Barcelona at the Adria brothers’ various venues. Sell your grandmother for a ticket to tapas heaven at Tickets or for a seat at 41 Degrees Experience, Albert Adria’s “gastronomic and audiovisual feast for the five senses” that serves an onslaught of some 50 snacks, with cocktails and booze, to just 16 people each evening. (After 11.30pm the space becomes the city’s most exclusive cocktail bar.) Adria has also teamed up with his slightly more famous brother, Ferran, to open Pakta, a Japanese-Peruvian fusion joint where set menus start at 90 euros ($140) for 15 courses and four desserts. Stay tuned, too, for their newest enterprise, a Mexican restaurant called Yauarcan, slated to open in April. » www.cellercanroca.com en.bcn50.org Australians visiting London should feel at home at The Ledbury in Notting Hill, where Newcastle-born chef Brett Graham is steering the sensational kitchen and there are plenty of Aussie accents among the diners and floor staff. Despite being one of the British capital’s best restaurants, The Ledbury is great value at lunch, when Graham dishes up three courses – perhaps Pyrenean milk-fed lamb with Jerusalem artichokes and padron peppers, and a banana and chocolate malt tartlet to finish – for £37.50 ($A71). While The Ledbury basks in the glow of two Michelin stars and 13th placing in the 2013 World’s Best Restaurants honour roll, there’s an even louder buzz around The Clove Club, a bar


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St James’ in London, wine buyers for the Queen, and also holds tastings with its frequent flyers to help shape its list. Singapore Airlines’ tasting panel replicates a wine show to ensure only the best wines get through customs. “We taste everything as if it’s a wine show,” says Hill Smith, who travels to Singapore three times a year to taste more than 1000 wines annually. Around 30 are selected in any given year by Hill Smith and panellists Steven Spurrier, tasting editor at Decanter, and Jeannie Cho Lee, a master of both wine and sake. “If we’re looking for Bordeaux for business class, a tender with a maximum price will be set and distributed on the internet and direct for suppliers. We may end up with 85 to 100 wines to taste. We allocate points, argue the differences and in the end we arrive on a decision.” Hill Smith says he tastes a surprisingly high number of bad wines each year. “I often feel we should be paid danger money – sometimes putting wines up for airline selection seems to be the last line of desperation for some producers hoping to shed stock,” he says. Australians have a large say in what’s poured in the sky, with Yabby Lake’s Tom Carson, Steve Pannell of S.C. Pannell Wines and Cullen’s Vanya Cullen selecting wines for Qantas. Melbourne wine merchant Roy Moorfield has been part of the team that selects Cathay Pacific’s wines for more than 20 years.

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hether it’s wine, water or a bloody Mary, no matter what time of day it is, the first thing we do after taking our seat on a plane is have a drink. The drinks list is an important part of the in-flight service, along with the food, seats and entertainment. It’s a key component in the competitive first and business-class markets and airlines scramble for allocations of exclusive and sought-after wines. For more than 20 years, Shaw + Smith’s Michael Hill Smith has been part of the team that selects the wines to be poured on Singapore Airlines. He took The Weekly Review through the types of wine you’re likely to find onboard. “In economy we’re looking for wines that don’t have faults, are fresh and vibrant, have some personality so that someone who’s drinking it thinks, ‘Well, that’s pretty good – a delicious glass of wine’,” says Hill Smith. “In business class it’s interesting, because people who aren’t always interested in wine suddenly are when they’ve got a 12-hour flight ahead of them. “You’d be surprised how seriously people do take the wines, so we try to be a bit looser with the wines we select; we’re trying to put on wines that might be discoveries, are a bit more fun to drink.” First-class passengers expect to see iconic wines from iconic producers, so the wines from France’s three prized regions Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy dominate the skies. Singapore Airlines has 15 years’ worth of wine ageing in the cellars of Bordeaux chateaux, which are released to cabin staff when they’re at peak maturity. “When someone comes into first class they feel comforted by walking in and seeing there’s Krug and Dom Perignon when they walk on,” says Hill Smith. If you’re lucky enough to be at the pointy end of the plane, make the most of that welcoming glass of bubbly at the start of the flight while the cabin doors are still open, because wines taste different in the air. “The reason is cabins by nature are very dry and once your nasal membranes dry out, your sense of smell is reduced,” says Hill Smith. “Also, the wines have to struggle harder: you’re not using large Riedel glasses and it’s not Saturday night where the wines have been decanted two hours ahead of time. “(To counter this) we tend to look at wines that are more fruit driven; wines that have lovely fruit purity and expression work well.” Despite more than 20 years’ experience choosing wines to serve at altitude, Hill Smith says that some wines exceed their expectations. “We’re often surprised by wines we don’t think will work well – tannic, astringent wines don’t always work and we were nervous when we put our first chianti on, but people loved it. “It makes me think that we can overthink it sometimes.” There’s one wine that’s a given on the Singapore Airlines list that’s widely available and doesn’t require a first-class budget to enjoy. “We serve a load of New Zealand sauvignon blanc. My sense is that Cloudy Bay is the easiest icon for us – it’s known the world over. Every year we ask ourselves whether we should look at something else, but people love it. It’s a clever wine.”

It’s a little known fact that airlines are some of the largest individual purchasers of wine in the world. Carriers from winemaking nations, such as Qantas and Air New Zealand, have policies to serve wines exclusively from their own country (with the exception of champagne in first-class). Air New Zealand is the largest single server of wine in New Zealand, with passengers drinking more than 6.5 million glasses of wine in-flight each year. Qantas, with an all-Australian wine list – apart from champagne in first class and a selection of Kiwi wines on legs to New Zealand – is one of Australia’s largest purchasers of fine wine, spending around $20 million annually. “It’s the secret wine market and certainly not one that comes to your mind,” says Hill Smith. “In some instances airlines are buying 3000 to 5000 cases of the same wine for business class; in economy we buy in 30,000 case bites. The economy of airline wine is a serious business.” While first class may make up a small percentage of all the wines poured on flights, it’s certainly the most competitive – especially for the exclusive brands. “If you add up all the major airlines, there’s actually competition for wines like Krug, who can’t supply to all,” says Hill Smith.

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asked for a wine from a list and been left disappointed that it’s not on the flight. Hill Smith says most airlines prefer to offer a wider range of wines on most flights with the chance some won’t be available than give people a guaranteed choice between just a red and a white.

THE TASTiNg pANElS From masters of wine, to wine merchants who buy for the Queen and editors of international wine magazines, many heavy-hitters of the wine world have been engaged by airlines to ensure that time in the sky is spent with a decent glass in your hand. Virgin Atlantic is guided by Berry Bros & Rudd of

So you’re flying first class and for some, not any old champagne will do. People who outlay the money to fly first class have been known to call around the airlines to ask what sparkling they’ll be serving. Talk about a first-world problem! Singapore Airlines offers a choice of Krug grande cuvée and Dom Perignon vintage champagne in first class – Hill Smith recommends Krug to start, followed quickly by a glass of Dom – while Virgin Atlantic pours Lanson on its upper decks. Air New Zealand, which doesn’t offer a first-class service, serves G.H. Mumm cordon rouge to business flyers. First-class passengers will find Krug grande cuvée on Cathay Pacific, as well as Amour de Deutz 2006. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au OnLInE OnLy » Ben Thomas’ airline selections FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ The weekly review 15


LAKE HOUSE \ DAYLESFORD Long live Lake House: for its country-style hospitality and its influence on our culinary landscape. Now in its fourth decade, this regional landmark continues to hold our collective attention. Alla Wolf-Tasker has presided over the internationally acclaimed retreat, influencing generations of Australian chefs with her classic European cooking. She no longer works the stoves, but the up-to-the-minute menu is still under her influence and might feature a slow-cooked goat brik with date, goat curd, radish and wheat salad, or a tantalising dessert pairing of lemon and liquorice. The wine list is lauded, the atmosphere tranquil and the service courteous and attentive. Dinner from $80 for two courses, or $140 for a tasting menu. Daylesford is 111 kilometres from the city. PROVEN ANCE RES TAU RAN T \ SILK EN TOFU

Sunnybrae. Hunter launched a summer menu featuring beef tendon and native pepperberry, short-fin eel with sea urchin, and zucchini, and salt-grass lamb with grilled lettuce. The extensive vegetable garden boasted custard squash, pink beauty radish, costata romanesco zucchini and miner’s lettuce. Stone fruits, strawberries and boysenberries grown on the property featured in January’s paddock-to-plate menu. The chef’s seasonally inspired menu is $180 a person, with matched wines for an extra $120. Birregurra is 137 kilometres from the city, via the Princes Freeway. On-site accommodation is planned. » 4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra \ 5236 2226 braerestaurant.com » Thurs-Sun 6.30pm-late; Fri-Mon noon-3pm

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The former gastronomic queen of Kyneton finds freedom on the farm, writes LEANNE TOLRA

“that desire for perfection is about what comes out of my garden” - annie smithers

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n her amiable, pragmatic way, Annie Smithers fields questions about her farm in Malmsbury, a 0.5-hectare kitchen garden that produces a bounty of organic vegetables, fruit and herbs for du Fermier, her French-inspired bistro about 30 kilometres away in Trentham. She suddenly turns whimsical and reflective about that precious patch of land. “Sometimes I look out there and feel that my soul is laid bare on that patch of ground. I look out and think, ‘I’ve created that’,” she says. Smithers opened du Fermier in December 2011, but held off working at the stoves for 18 months until she sold her eponymous and much-lauded bistro in Kyneton. Tim Foster (ex Healesville Hotel) and his partner Michelle took over the Piper Street business in May last year and continue to run it under her name. Smithers says the change was, in part, about rising rents in Kyneton. But having bought the land in Malmsbury a few years earlier, it also offered a way out of the prescriptive style of cooking required to retain critical acclaim. The highly regarded and hard-working chef, who served her apprenticeship under Stephanie Alexander and spent four years as the head chef at Daylesford’s Lake House, is known for her garden-to-plate philosophy and her respect for terroir. She says her professional success has come in “every way I could have wished”. “I have had positive press and glossy magazine press, I’ve been awarded a hat in The Age Good Food Guide and I’ve had television appearances and a book contract (Annie’s Garden to Table, Penguin, 2012). “But to hold a hat in the Good Food Guide, I had to be ‘current’. To me there was a sense that I had to uphold certain standards and it became further and further from what I was

about. Restaurant food requires a degree of perfection,” she says. “Now that desire for perfection is about what comes out of my garden. And for me, that’s what I want to showcase.” The pretty little bistro in Trentham’s main street was previously Gav’s Tav, says Smithers. At one time it had been a successful Thai restaurant. Now, its original timber floors emit the soft glow of recent renovation, and pale timber and wire mesh suggest a country farmhouse. Daily specials are written in chalk swirls on a black-painted wall. Quirky, imaginative portraits of regal animals attired in Victorian-style dress, from French design house ibride, grace the walls; designer brass and copper farm tools lean by the fireplace, and a collection of mismatched wine decanters rests on the mantelpiece. Open from Thursday to Sunday, du Fermier offers a concise daytime menu with breakfast staples, terrines, salads and braises, augmented by daily chalkboard specials such as an earthy, textured pea and ham soup or an omelet made with eggs produced on the farm and filled with chunky mushrooms and farmhouse cheese. Evening meals, served on Friday and Saturday, are offered plat du jour-style, for $55. “It can be anything that I come across in the garden that’s ready to harvest, or that inspires me,” says Smithers. Perhaps roasted pork loin wrapped around a whole head of garlic or peach tart with vanilla custard. “The other weekend I served boudin blanc with petit pois.” Smithers picked, shelled and cooked hundreds of peas that weekend to serve them up with the white sausage. She has “help” in the garden and a prep cook in the kitchen, but she drives the produce to the restaurant herself. “I have been lucky and have worked with some

extraordinary people, but now that I run the plat du jour menu it is easier to plant the things I want so cook with; there is less waste and I can support my beloved suppliers.” She might compose her menu around topside from Warialda Beef in Clonbinane or a suckling pig from McIvor Farm Foods in Tooborac. At lunchtime on Thursday, the crowd at du Fermier is mostly grey haired and well-to-do, discussing travel and exhibiting familiarity that indicates regularity. “I certainly appeal to an older crowd,” says Smithers. “There are people who come here that I have been feeding for the best part of 20 years. They keep supporting me and they keep coming back. My style is one they find comforting, not confronting. “It’s food that is easy to recognise and easy to eat. It’s not going to blow your mind, but hopefully the quality of the produce will.” Smithers has plans to extend the bistro kitchen and open it to the restaurant. The showpiece will be a matte black and brass French-built La Cornue Château cooker. “It’s a second-hand one that has travelled from Potts Point. There are fewer than 50 of them in the country,” she says. Renovation will put the oven, and by default Smithers herself, on show. “People ask the staff so many questions about me. You wouldn’t believe some of them,” she says with a soft shrug. She’s OK with that – her soul is safely back in Malmsbury. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au » du Fermier 42 High Street, Trentham \ 5424 1634 » Thurs-Sun 10am-4pm. Fri-Sat also 6pm-late FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ The weekly review 19


Walking the talk: Intrepid Travel’s Darrell Wade (left) and Geoff Manchester. (JulIan KInGMa)

with us – and continue to come back again and again – is that they believe in our values and practices,” says Wade. “We know they’re supportive of our climate policy. Does it help grow our business? I’m not sure. Do our staff and me as a shareholder feel comfortable with it? Yes. You can’t solve the problem, but you can take responsibility for your own actions.” Wade is pleased Intrepid offers a different type of travel experience. “If we’re talking about what conventional travel isn’t particularly good at – people go from Australia to a resort in Bali, in Kuta – it’s not really teaching them a lot about Indonesia or issues in developing countries. “While we don’t want to rub the noses of our clients in problems, I think it’s good to have a balanced perspective on what the world is about and where the issues are.”

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n 2002, Wade and Manchester formalised their philosophy that they should give back to the community by launching the Intrepid Foundation. “We operate our product largely in developing countries and we travel at a very grassroots level, so we are constantly confronted by issues. “I guess we’ve grown up with a sense of responsibility to the communities we travel with. It used to be a Band-Aid solution – someone’s mum is crook so we’d get her to hospital in Bangkok, or whatever, as a way of helping out for no other motive than they are our friends and we meet them all the time,” says Wade. “That started getting more formalised as Manch and I were less day-to-day in the operation. We thought, ‘That’s a part of our responsibility, to ensure that our suppliers are looked after and we want to help the community that we travel through, because ultimately that’s where we get our living’.” The foundation distributed $344,396 last year and has given away $3,411,362 since 2002. The money goes to health care (it funds a clinic in Bali that offers training in midwifery and maternal health), human rights (a project in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil helps families in the favelas with education) and child welfare (in Tibet it funds Braille Without Borders, implementing preparatory school for blind children, and in Tanzania it funds a home that has become a refuge for street children). From a simple idea, Wade and Manchester preside over a remarkable organisation. But the idea of exploring is still important. Wade disagrees with the view that the ease and relative low cost of travel has meant there is nothing left to explore. “People say, ‘You go to so many places and do so many trips, there’s nothing left to do’, and I say, ‘Well, for me personally, my bucket list gets longer, not shorter’. Even in a country that is well known and well travelled, there’s still amazing stuff that we’re not doing yet.” Clearly, the excitement of exploring the world hasn’t left him. It feels even better when you know you’re giving something back at the same time. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au

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very year, international design houses unveil their resort collections, pinning a sartorial verse on all that is ocean bound. It’s a time when the high seas and exotic locations inspire fashion to go ahoy mad. It’s where sheer fabrics are made to feel perfectly at home and kaftans and shorts are welcome, too. There are marine stripes for sailor fun as well as wide-leg trousers and fisherman caps for your next seaside adventure. Chanel was all about neutral tones with strings of pearls for Resort 2014 – an abundance of wide-leg white trousers, chic blazers and marine stripes steered their ship, while Marni saturated her collection with nautical cues that walked down the dressiest of casual corners. Danish designer Malene Birger gave it her all with a spirited collection of anchor-emblazoned silk pants, scarves and cotton T-shirts. Chloé and Marc Jacobs also welcomed the stripe and retro anchors, while safari themes leapt from resort collections presented by Michael Kors, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Acne Studios. International catwalk trends find their way to the high street soon enough; but there’s no shortage of Australian designers who create resort collections in an attempt to capture the eye of the casual yet chic woman on vacation. When Dot Drabarek launched her label Dorota, she wanted to see how far she could push her ideas. Resort 2014 is inspired by the history of resort wear, and it’s here you’ll find chic blocks of black and white and subtle nautical stripes. She even throws in a little pink and gold for evenings by the pool. Dorota keenly follows A-line shapes, but the designer has cleverly intercepted her collection to include moments of soft folds and frills for romantic elegance. A trip to Italy inspired Drabarek’s latest collection. “I wanted to capture some of the things I saw in Italy and this is reflected in the fabrics I developed,” she says. Everything from marbled prints inspired by classic statues to sugary sweet pastel colours referencing abstract coffee swirls is evident here. There’s cropped tops for slender waistlines that fit in proportion with knee-length skirts, and bias-cut yacht dresses and flip skirts for a modern take on resort wear. Kylie Radford, of Perth brand Morrison, creates a resort wear collection every year. She is inspired by Australian beach life and the desire to take a relaxed look beyond the pool for summer entertaining. “We discovered that many of our clients were searching for more interesting poolside pieces with a strong design element,” says Radford. “Our collection was very much determined by the need for these ladies to relax in a resort environment while maintaining a chic look. It is all about comfort and wearability.” Morrison’s 2014 resort-wear collection focuses on silks and embroideries and textured summer knitwear that can be layered. “I think much of our work is directly related to our beautiful Australian beach weather and our obsession with travelling to Asian countries for family holidays,” she says. Zimmermann’s resort wear for 2014 is all about frilly sleeveless dresses, metallic gold-sheen fabrics and flowing silhouettes that offer a sophisticated aesthetic while on vacation, while Bassike – known for its masterful simplicity – focuses on clean lines, taking minimalism to the sea with a bunch of monochrome prints, polka dots and stripes. \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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You don’t need to leave town to enjoy an indulgent break

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rekking the Andes and touring Bordeaux vineyards are fabulous but sometimes all you need is a little break from the routine to reboot the system or rekindle the romance. When time is tight and energy levels are low, a holiday at home in one of Melbourne’s luxurious five-star hotels might be just what you need. We checked in to check out some of the best.

On the walls, not quite like home, are paintings by Archibald Prize-winning artist Ernest Buckmaster, who had a long association with the Hotel Windsor. The smart, white bathroom has a spa bath, white marble and subdued lighting. A second bedroom has the same city views and period furniture. Right outside the front door there’s so much to see and do. Walk a mere 150 steps to the left of the hotel and you can enjoy some of Melbourne’s best ice-cream, buy groceries, drink at a well-stocked wine bar, eat in one of Melbourne’s best restaurants, and buy flowers from a tiny shop that would do Paris proud. And that’s just the start. Plenty more awaits the holiday maker who turns right instead of left. \ MARIA HARRIS » www.thehotelwindsor.com.au

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There wasn’t much to pack. Just one small bag. That’s the beauty of holidaying at home. The holiday at the Hotel Windsor began with the Windsor’s famed afternoon tea, which has been served every day since 1883. As rituals go it was extremely pleasant: a busy Monday afternoon, a sea of tables, all set with hotel silver and starched white tablecloths. Most tables were occupied, mainly by women. Mothers and daughters, country folk and smart young things in town for the tennis. Afternoon tea began with a flute of French champagne, and was followed by a three-tiered stand laden with freshly baked warm scones, mini pastries and ribbon sandwiches. The new summer menu offers a tennis-inspired mini pistachio and cherry gateau with pistachio jaconde, vanilla bavaroise, cherry jelly and a pistachio velvet spray topped with fine lines and a tiny green ball in one corner. Mango macaron, elderflower jelly and a tiny round Victoria sponge with rosewater cream were more sweet highlights. Sandwiches ranged from smoked salmon and creamy avocado through to egg mayonnaise and snow pea sprouts to Virginia ham and Dijon mustard – all with a choice of tea from a selection extensive enough to tempt even the fussiest connoisseur. The suite was just like a holiday at home – a Victorian home. This is after all one of Melbourne’s grandest Victorian buildings. It celebrated its 130th anniversary last year, a milestone not to be sniffed at. The Victorian suite has a formal entry hall and high ceilings with deep cornices and ceiling roses. There is a dining room, too, complete with plush red curtains and black marble mantelpiece (and hidden mini bar) and a living room with white marble fireplace. Tall windows look out over Parliament House and the Treasury Gardens. The main bedroom, which also overlooks Spring Street, is spacious with period furniture. The bed evokes that famous image of Malcolm Fraser photographed in his bed at the Windsor the morning after he slid back in to power in the October 1980 election.

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HILTON SOUTH WHARF

It’s hard to find the time to have a romantic night out without leaving the kids at home but the Hilton South Wharf may have struck the nail on the head. Bringing together quality family time while still allowing mum and dad to share in something a bit special, the elegant hotel, in the heart of South Wharf on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD, is spruiking its Family Fun in Melbourne package. Thinking what on earth would the kids do at a hotel? Besides run amok? Well, a “seasonally inspired” roast meal with sides cooked by the Hilton’s executive chef and served in your room makes for a special occasion as you and the kids soak in the view from your dining room table. And once the little tackers are showered and in their pj’s, hold onto your hats as you sit down for an in-house movie – complete with popcorn – delivered to your room, of course! Then put the kids to bed in their own separate bedroom and spend the rest of the night together taking in the sweeping views of the Yarra River, Flinders Street Station and the city lights. In the morning, treat the kids to an amazing buffet breakfast at the hotel’s in-house restaurant Nuevo37, where variety is the word of the day. The kids can tuck into their choice of eggs and crispy bacon, cereal, or load up a plate of fluffy pancakes topped off with maple syrup, chocolate topping or both. As for mum and dad, there is an array of cheese platters, cold meats including salmon, fresh honeycomb for toast (or pancakes). For the discerning diner, a juice bar where you can crush your own fruit for a delightfully refreshing morning pick-me-up and numerous gluten-free options ensure you won’t go home hungry. After checking out, leave your bags with the concierge and take the short stroll to the neighbouring Polly Woodside Tall Ship and museum. Your room includes complimentary entry to the museum and the ship for the whole family. Kids will be enthralled as they step back in time with relics at the museum, and setting foot on the ship is a treat for kids and adults alike. Throughout your stay, the allure of the Yarra River provides the perfect backdrop for an evening away with the family, and with DFO on the doorstep a little retail therapy is also on the cards. \ TIM DOUTRE » www.hiltonmelbourne.com.au/family


RACHEL BERGER finds peace, beauty and a new home aboard a decommissioned ferry on the Huon River

jetty Near fraNkliN

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arrived at the Kermandie Marina in Port Huon, Tasmania, wide-mouthed, teeth parted, all-you-can-eat belly-bouncer. late on a winter afternoon at the end of June. The Huon “Thanks. I’m Rachel, I’ll be living aboard Wanderer.” River was perfectly still, a pale fog floated in like a smear of “Righteeo. I’m Dave.” Vaseline across the landscape; the first of many fogs – some Dave was a man of few words; he’d been a lighthouse keeper chiffon sheer, others as impenetrable as cotton wool – that and relished being alone at sea. I’d wanted to be somewhere would envelope my world that winter. wild, remote and out of touch with the world. And here we Dragging two suitcases, a bag stuffed with food hanging were on the same jetty in the deep south of Tasmania. This tentatively over my left shoulder and teetering on saltiest of sea dogs lived aboard The Misty Lass, a cray high-heeled boots, I staggered down the jetty like a boat, with Chloe, a toy poodle as territorial as a drunken sailor. Rottweiler. It took a while for the three of us to Halfway down it began, like a welcoming get used to each other. overture – the breeze on my face, the sound of That wasn’t all I had to get used to. Wanderer waves lapping and the squawks of Pacific gulls. is a 60-foot, timber, former commuter Without warning, the jetty heaved, the bag ferry converted into a live-aboard. She’s an over my shoulder slid down my arm, tilting my operational vessel with a huge Detroit Diesel body too close to the edge. A Latin hip-swivel engine that I had to maintain. I’ve never saved me from the cold water but drove my had a relationship with an engine before; at the helm right heel into a join in the jetty. unexpectedly it’s lasted longer than any of my “You’re gunna fall into the drink,’’ was all I former relationships. I’d agreed to live aboard and heard as two humongous weathered hands grabbed maintain a ferry without any knowledge of boats, my cases. It wasn’t the last time Dave would save me winds, tides, ropes or knots – in a place where I knew no from myself. He reminded me of the guy on the front of the one. It was time to challenge the elements and knock the chip original Fisherman’s Friend tin, but without the hat or the off my shoulder. pipe; round face, full white beard, shipshape white hair and Front, back and sideways ceased to exist – bow, astern, blue eyes that creased into slits when he laughed. A laugh that starboard and port were my new boundaries. Winds could began with a gentle curled grin and unravelled quickly into a be dangerous, such as the equinoctial gales that rammed

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shaping melbourne \ with neil Clerehan

cV alan powell born in Brighton in 1945. University of melbourne, B.arch. (1970), m.arch. (1992). The first of our new fortnightly series on architects who have influenced the way we live.

In the same year, Powell, with the same associated firm, again received the RAIA’s award for Best Institutional Building. This was their Building 94 on RMIT’s TAFE campus, a particularly significant building for an institution that has built architectural monuments on seemingly bottomless budgets. Building 94 achieved its acclaimed excellence using familiar materials and simple forms. Powell’s recent lecture theatre complex at RMIT Bundoora (in association with Detail 3) again showed Powell’s ability to design buildings that please his clients and his profession. Powell has designed houses in Malvern, Caulfield, Toorak and in Beaconsfield Parade, but his most significant contribution is now in South Yarra. There, his alterations and extensive additions go back many years and illustrate the honing of his style. This is a contemporary, personal version of the International Style. Façades are often trabeated – a gracious acknowledgement of their context, but other elevations abound with windows, integrating house and garden (usually designed by the architect). At present, three Powell projects are rising in South Yarra: large individual houses in Avoca and Clowes streets and a nine-unit complex in the suburb’s iconic Marne Street. Powell’s TarraWarra Museum of Art (in association with Irwin Alsop) won the Premier’s Design Award in 2002. The project, set on the brow of a hill in the Yarra Valley, consists of a rectangular gallery enclosed in an ellipsoid structure of pisé (rammed earth). It is probably the only Powell building available for public enjoyment. \

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oday his residential practice is leaving its elegant imprint on South Yarra. South Yarra Hill, ruled by two municipalities, Melbourne and Stonnington, has for a century been the treasure trove of Melbourne’s best residential architecture. It is the preferred address of Old Money. They once built mansions there, then came to occupy more modest houses, often built in their former gardens, or they moved into genteel private hotels. Then came flats (with staff quarters), but for a century, the area has produced a steady stream of individual houses designed by the most prominent domestic architects of the day. These included Desbrowe-Annear, Walter Butler, Robert Hamilton, and Roy Stevenson. Later came Roy Grounds, Robin Boyd, Guilford Bell and Roger Wood and Randal Marsh. Many lived in the area that sought their services. Alan Powell is the current favoured architect on the Hill, but his career differs dramatically from those of earlier wearers of the crown. Whereas they invariably went on to larger commissions and, in many cases, thereafter refused residential commissions, referring to them as “too hard”, Powell rose to eminence in the residential field, with an established, award-laden practice. He had achieved fame in three disparate fields: university buildings, art galleries, and restaurant interiors. Although many of his restaurants are gone, Circa and Di Stasio remain intact, a brick’s throw from his offices – in a refurbished 19th century mansion on St Kilda Hill. Monash Performing Arts Centre (in association with Pels Innes Neilson Kosloff) was completed in 1995 and received no fewer than one industrial and three RAIA awards.

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developing our city The Brighton 48 by Carter Grange

Address \ 35 Comer Street, Brighton East Building and interior design \ Carter Grange Sales \ Frank Graffeo 1300 244 663 Open \ Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm, Wednesday 7-9pm or by appointment » www.cartergrange.com.au Pricing guide

Double-storey five-bedroom house

$544,816

As displayed

$607,000

DISPLAY features 48 squares Alucobond façade ● Fully rendered exterior using Hebel PowerPanel ● ●

wall system

Aluminium powder-coated semi-commercial

windows with fly screens on all opening windows

Five bedrooms ● Four bathrooms ● Three living areas ● Study ● Ground-level guest bedroom with en suite ● Laminated timber floor, carpet and tiling ● Stone benchtops throughout ● Glass splashbacks ● 40-millimetre kitchen benchtop ● Waterfall-edge island bench ● Gloss-white and wood-grain laminate ●

for soft-close kitchen joinery ● Double under-mount sink ● Bosch stainless-steel wall ovens, 800-millimetre induction cooktop with integrated warming drawer, coffee machine and microwave ● Laundry ● Butler’s pantry ● Main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite ● Integrated gas ducted heating and refrigerated cooling ● Laundry chute eco green rating Six-star energy rating Gas-boosted solar hot water

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amilies looking to build a house with the advantages of Soft-close kitchen cabinetry incorporates stainless-steel Bosch Bayside’s relaxed lifestyle, close to beaches, leading schools wall ovens, a microwave, warming drawer, coffee machine and and popular shopping centres, face the challenge of unique 800-millimetre induction cooktop. The 40-millimetre edged stone building regulations. benchtops in the shadow-line kitchen enhance the quality of the New-home builder Carter Grange says the requirement for finish. Stone topping flows over both ends of the generous island deeper upper-level setbacks for new Bayside houses can be an bench, and there are glass splashbacks in the kitchen and adjacent obstacle for families looking to optimise space in their new homes. butler’s pantry. However, Carter Grange’s new design for a Brighton East family The butler’s pantry is no secondary space but a light-filled has delivered a 48-square double-storey layout with five bedrooms haven featuring artwork and a wall of storage with open shelving and spacious, light-filled living areas on both levels for above benchtops and wide drawers below. A large window $607,000, with a base price of $544,816. over a sink and preparation bench looks onto the Carter Grange director Gerald Stutterd says the garden. The laundry, with external access, is similarly postcode Brighton 48 design enhances space and light, with an well-configured, with generous storage. offset staircase increasing the width available for the The ground-level bathroom opens to the guest upper-level main suite. bedroom and the hall, doing triple duty as guest en suite, “We work closely with all our clients to design new ground-level powder room and pool bathroom. Like all homes to satisfy their requirements within the framework bathrooms in the house, it has a floating stone vanity and of planning regulations,’’ he says. natural marble mosaic wall tiles. “We understand that families look for light, open areas and The offset stairs create a natural division between the parents’ for some rooms to have grand proportions. main suite and study, and the family zone with its large central “Our clients wanted a modern family home close to schools leisure area, a bedroom with en suite and two further bedrooms and the beach in Brighton. We made sure our design provided flanking the family bathroom. everything families are looking for today.” The east-facing study’s full-width windows wrap around Like all Carter Grange houses, the Brighton 48 was built in a corner onto the balcony of the main suite, which includes thermally efficient Hebel PowerPanels, with the added benefit a walk-in wardrobe and en suite that has a double vanity and of a durable Alucobond façade. The 2.4-metre-wide entry with freestanding bath with a double-sized shower and separate toilet. full-height front door and sidelights leads on wide timber boards A gallery alongside the stairs is a natural place to build in a past a ground-level guest bedroom and bathroom, past the Carter study desk, or display photos and artwork. Grange signature semi-cantilevered stairs in Pacific oak with Gas ducted heating and refrigerated cooling are integrated, and stainless-steel balustrade, and past the garage access and laundry the garage has a rear roller door for backyard access. to a cleverly configured open-plan rear kitchen, dining and Stutterd says that while the Brighton 48 suits blocks with a indoor/outdoor living area. minimum width of 15.24 metres and minimum length of The contemporary design elements include square-set ceilings, 32 metres, Carter Grange designs all its houses to suit an large-format bathroom and laundry tiles, and sleek, integrated individual block. cabinetry. Smart design devices define function in the open Carter Grange describes its flexible approach to home design living zone, with an elegant bulkhead over the kitchen, and long as “our plans, your plans or anywhere in between’’. Stutterd says window-like cut-outs in narrow walls either side of the dining Carter Grange displays houses built for real families to provide room creating a sense of occasion and separation while retaining inspiration for prospective new-home buyers. \ liz Mclachlan openness and light. The dining and living areas open to covered lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au outdoor spaces, ideal for entertaining and family living.

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KEW \ 47 STAWELL STREET This executive residence is set high on an elevated block in the heart of the Studley Ward. Flowering gardenias line a path to the portico and copper-clad front door. Inside, a wide entrance foyer sets the tone for a spacious and well-zoned house. The ground level is reserved for children, with a focus on entertainment. First is a study or fourth bedroom. Next, two bedrooms have mirrored wardrobes, modern charcoal-coloured carpets and sheer curtains. The main bathroom has porcelain tiles, a bath and a granite-topped vanity. A huge family room-cum-fitted cinema has a red feature wall. Here, sliding doors reveal a neat and secluded north-west-facing courtyard. At the entrance, curved stairs lead up to a first level that feels as though it is set amid the treetops. Neutral-coloured feature walls create a warm and comfortable environment in the open-plan lounge room. Off here, a large, partially covered balcony has country-like views that extend over the Studley Park area. Back inside, a feature wall separates the lounge from the dining area. The new kitchen has a long, stone bench that doubles as a breakfast bar, while pale green glass splashbacks complement the white cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. At the rear is the main bedroom, with a walk-in wardrobe and stylish en suite with plantation shutters. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

postcode

3101

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Noel Jones \ 9830 1644

Price \ $1.7 million +

BALWYN NORTH \ 18 HILLVIEW ROAD

Auction \ February 22 at 11am

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3142

Fletchers \ 9836 2222

Price \ $900,000 – $990,000

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 3

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 3

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14 Balmerino Avenue, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 15 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

2a Copelen Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million - $2.75 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

Showcasing European designer style, the transformation of this c1930s art deco residence has resulted in a stunning and low-maintenance domain.

A stunning light-filled, north-facing town residence beautifully constructed over three levels, close to Chapel Street shops, cafés, transport and the Yarra River.

Let's eat lunch @ Orita's, 34 Jackson Street Let's eat dinner @ The Manhattan, 448 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Kanteen, 150 Alexandra Avenue

Let's eat lunch @ Movida Bakery, 3 Tivoli Road Let's eat dinner @ A La Bouffe, 268 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Envogue Café, 670 Chapel Street

Auction \ February 8 at 11am

Views from the main bedroom and lounge room of this clinker-brick house are vast. The single-level house is renovated to sophisticated standards. A side driveway leads to the garage. The lounge room has a gas log fireplace and double-glazed, timber-edged windows framing the north-western panorama. The connected dining room has views across the rear terrace. Decked out with Caesarstone benchtops and stainless-steel appliances, the kitchen offers storage galore. Two of the three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The spacious bathroom has a bath and a shower, and a second toilet precedes the laundry. Shade cloth covers some of the terrace, which wraps around the rear of the house. The landscaped front garden is pretty and the deep backyard – with miner’s cottage cubby, lawn and hedges – is ripe for open-air fun. Heating, cooling and ducted vacuum add to the home comforts. In the Balwyn High School zone and a short walk from Belle Vue Primary School, the house radiates unpretentious elegance and family appeal. \ KAY KEIGHERY

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3104

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ARMADALE \ 1010 – 1012 MALVERN ROAD This Armadale residence is a grand terrace house looking for its mates. Standing alone on a double block, it receives light and garden views from all

postcode

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four sides. The traditional front rooms have been combined into a highly decorative Victorian drawing room. Further down, past a cloakroom, the kitchen opens to the family living room, which extends the full width of the house and has garden access from three sides. An office/playroom, patio and laundry complete the ground floor of this spacious light-filled house. The upper floor is cleverly changed from its original form. It now has three children’s bedrooms, grouped around a bathroom and sitting area. Two bedrooms have access to the balcony. The rear section of this floor has the main bedroom and bathroom. The house is centrally heated but a separate air-conditioning system cools the upper floor. A double garage at the front and swimming pool at the rear have been fitted comfortably on to the large site. Armadale, once a Cinderella suburb, between its famous neighbours, is now a choice address. This property, on the No.7 tram service, is insulated from bustling Malvern Road by a high garden wall. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

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Marshall White \ 9822 9999

Auction \ March 1 at 3.30pm

Price \ $3.5 million +

KEW EAST \ 29 MUNRO STREET POSTCODE

3101

Jellis Craig 9810 5000 5

3

POSTCODE 2

23 Fitzwilliam Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2.2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.30-3pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

3141

Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 2

1

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13/210 Domain Road, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $620,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 15 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

RT Edgar \ 8888 2000

Price \ $2.5 million +

Auction \ February 22 at 1.30pm

Building this sophisticated, three-level house was the lifelong dream of a European fashion designer. Recently completed, it has an imposing sandstone exterior that complements the landscape. From the front doors, breathtaking views of Hays Paddock greet visitors, while the parquetry floors add a luxurious focal point. Off the entrance is the study, with a marble fireplace and built-in cabinetry. Opposite is a guest suite, with black carpet and a black-and-grey marble en suite. Nearby is a bedroom with a custard-coloured marble en suite. The grand living areas are airy and draw in the views. The kitchen has marble benchtops and splashbacks, Smeg appliances and a butler’s pantry. The lounge has a gas fireplace, while the dining space is set off by doors that open to a deep balcony. Spiral stairs lead down to a cinema, gym, cellar, and the manicured lawn. The main bedroom is upstairs, and has a retreat and walk-through wardrobe. The en suite has a freestanding bath. Two more bedrooms have marble en suites. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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A luxuriously modern sanctuary with Paul Bangay gardens and self-cleaning pool, this stunning house beautifully balances substantial indoor and outdoor appeal. Let's eat lunch @ Cru, 916 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Hellenic Republic, 26 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Café 147, 147 High Street

This renovated apartment features a gorgeous open-plan kitchen. It is situated in the heart of South Yarra. Let's eat lunch @ Café Domain, 171 Domain Road Let's eat dinner @ The Emmerson, 143 Commercial Road Let's drink coffee @ My Legendary Girlfriend, 157 Domain Road

3102

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KEW \ 54 Young Street With the Yarra River as your back fence and one of Melbourne’s icons of postwar architecture right next door, it’s fair to say you’re in good company in this pocket of Kew. Architect Peter McIntyre received almost universal praise (and a mention in US Vogue) for the design of his modernist River House, built in 1955. More than 40 years later, McIntyre’s son, Rob, who continued in the family business, was commissioned to build a house next door to his childhood home. The owners’ brief was simple; a family home designed to embrace its remarkable surrounds. Barely visible from the street, the house protrudes out down the 1300-square-metre sloping site in cantilevered sections. Rooflines are angled to allow for clerestory windows to maximise light in the open-plan living hub. The kitchen is modern, with stainless-steel benchtops, gunmetal-grey cabinetry and Miele appliances. It is well positioned to serve the meals area and adjacent terrace. Three bedrooms on the lower level are enveloped by views of the surrounding greenery. The main suite does it best, however, with a floor-to-ceiling window in the en suite and cosy private deck overlooking the vast backyard and river beyond. From this position, it’s hard to believe Richmond is a short walk across the Walmer Street footbridge. \ JO DAVY

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3101

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Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

Price \ $2.4 million +

MALVERN EAST \ 50 CLARENCE STREET

Auction \ February 20 at 6pm

agents’ cho i ce POSTCODE

3121

Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000

Price \ $1 million +

Fletchers 9859 9561 2

2

POSTCODE

2

3146

Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 2

1

2

53 Wellington Street, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $800,000 - $900,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 15 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

17 Valley Parade, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $850,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 15 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

This fully renovated Edwardian has an open-plan lounge and dining, Caesarstone kitchen and french doors out to a private deck. Includes two-car off-street parking.

Nestled behind a beautiful garden, this totally enchanting c1930s solid-brick residence displays an enticing blend of period elegance and contemporary style.

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Let's eat lunch @ He Says, She Says, 1101 Toorak Rd Let's eat dinner @ Squire's Loft, 766 Toorak Rd Let's drink coffee @ Glen Iris Pantry, 106 Glen Iris Rd

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BLACKBURN 9878 0222 88 South Parade, Blackburn

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INSPECT

Thur 3-3.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Photo ID required

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Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Blackburn 9878 0222

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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au

46a Park Road GLEN IRIS A Secluded Single-Level Sanctuary By The Park With beautiful parkland next door as your playground, this single-level sanctuary is parkside paradise. Featuring formal & casual zones, well-equipped kitchen & courtyard with a gate to the park, once you see it you’ll want to make it yours.

www.123samplestreetcaulfieldnorth.com www.46aparkroadgleniris.com

Auction Saturday 22 Feb 1:30pm Inspect Sat & Sun 10:30-11:00 Guide $790,000 - $860,000 Contact Joseph Ben-Danan 0408 135 948 Limor Herskovitz 0411 961 351

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1-3/2 Stephens Street CAULFIELD A New Benchmark In Luxury And Design Created with a definitive eye for detail, this choice of three aesthetically exciting homes presents a luxurious single-level experience. Finished to optimum standards, the synergy of quality & space makes them ever so desirable. Soaring voids above the entries create grand introductions to the incredibly proportioned interiors highlighted with epicurean kitchens, studies/sitting rooms or even third bedroom, designer ensuite bathrooms for each of the two bedrooms & streamlined expanses of space for living & dining spilling onto private entertaining terraces. Quiet position close to Caulfield Station, Park & transport.

www.123samplestreetcaulfieldnorth.com www.1-3-2stephensstreetcaulfield.com

Private Sale Inspect Wed 4:00-4:30 & Sat & Sun 2:00-2:30 Contact Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488 Rafi Joffe 0419 387 006

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HAWTHORN | 80 Kooyongkoot Road The ultimate in international architectural style and undoubtedly one of Melbourne´s most recognisable and iconic homes. This single level residence provides seamless indoor/outdoor living enhanced by a spectacular Rick Eckersley designed garden. The work of renowned architect Tom Kovak, 80 Kooyongkoot Road is a dramatic sensuous space. Inside there is a sense of a private inner sanctum with its white walls and curving lines offering exceptional levels of light and space flowing through to a striking outdoor entertaining area with indoor lap pool and spa. Situated in a superb park side location in Hawthorn´s exclusive Scotch Hill precinct with its tree lined streets and only moments from Kooyong Lawn Tennis club, this residence offers a unique lifestyle close to all of Melbourne´s finest facilities.

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Closing 25th February 2014 at 2pm Inspect by appointment only Wednesday 6- 6.30pm Thursday and Saturday 1- 1.30pm

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Auction Sat 22 Feb, 2.00 View Sat 11.45 - 12.15 & Thu 5.30 - 6.00 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Ian Riley 0438 065 666

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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Inviting single level warmth opposite the park First time offered since built 35 years ago, this lovingly maintained 3 bedroom 2 bathroom single level home is surrounded by tranquil leafy gardens you can call your own. Big on living, this private sanctuary enjoys 2 superb living areas (marble OFP), limed timber kitchen, main bedroom (ensuite & WIR), spa bathroom, glorious gardens & double auto garage. Opposite parkland, moments to the tram, train, shops, leading schools & parkland.

HAWTHORN EAST 1/714 Burwood Road

Auction Sat 22 Feb, 11.00 View Thu 5.00 5.30 & Sat 11.00 - 11.30 Tony Nathan 0412 285 066 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590

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A prized find of garden glory Peaceful and private, this renovated ground floor 2 bedroom security apartment has its own piece of paradise with its enormous courtyard garden (82 sqm approx). With the warmth of polished boards & lofty ceilings, this Art Deco charmer features a formal lounge, casual living and meals, granite kitchen/laundry, stunning courtyard with paved alfresco & deck in leafy beauty. Entertain to your heart´s desire or enjoy the walk to Auburn Village and Camberwell Junction, train, trams and glorious surrounds.

Auction Sat 22 Feb, 12.30 View Thu & Sat 11.00 - 11.30 1-714burwoodrdhawthorneast.com Helena Chow 0407 226 828 Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561

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ASHBURTON

15 Welfare Parade

Beautifully built spacious light filled luxury 4 bedroom family home finished to the highest of standards with state of the art appliances, high ceilings and natural wood throughout, situated close to schools, parks, public transport and High Street shops, cafes and restaurants. Comprising: European oak floors throughout, sunny courtyard garden, formal and informal living areas, granite bench tops throughout, master with ensuite and walking robe, ducted heating and refrigerated cooling system throughout, alfresco area, double garage, intercom and alarm system, laundry, built in vacuum, family retreat and woollen carpets in upstairs bedrooms with built in robes. Land size: 411m2 approx.

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Sat 22nd February at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Peter Gray 0499 660 031 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

55 Clyde Street

You will find space for the whole family in this well-zoned home. A generous, light filled living room with open fire place welcomes you leading through to the open Tasmanian Oak kitchen with dining area. Master bedroom with ensuite and built in robe, further 2 bedrooms include built in robes with bright family bathroom and separate laundry. The easy to maintain courtyard garden leading off the dining area leaves space to transform your outdoor living. Appealing street frontage with corbelling and charming front garden. Remote control garage provides internal access and ducted heating warms throughout. Convenient location with trams, freeway and Hays Paddock nearby. 92 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Nikki McCarthy 0410 236 200 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au


HAWTHORN

3 Vicars Street

Live and breathe the exciting buzz of Glenferrie Road´s sophisticated restaurants, cafes and divine shopping from this solid brick semi-detached Edwardian, all the while being tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac. Beyond the verandah, leadlight and inviting double-door entry, period features adorn the lounge and 3 bedrooms, serviced by a neat kitchen and bathroom. Let your creativity flow and make the most of this sunny block with broad rear ROW through a contemporary renovation and extension to add additional bedrooms, bathrooms and garaging (STCA). Grab a cappuccino as you catch the tram or train to the city, and be surrounded by Melbourne´s finest private schools and Swinburne University.

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Saturday 15th February at 12.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) By appointment Anne Mackie 0417 034 212 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au

3789 Point Nepean Road

Original Victorian villa situated on superb corner site of 25,000 square feet (2,323 m2 approx.) and 2 titles with en tout cas N/S tennis court, presenting numerous options for development. House comprises; formal living room and dining room. Kitchen with large family room and additional meals area. Master bedroom with ensuite, plus 3 more bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry, outdoor "alfresco" deck area off kitchen and adjoining tennis court. Tranquil established gardens, immediate access to Portsea Village, Pier and The Cutting, all with the added bonus of 2 street frontages.

Monday 17 February at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday & Sunday 11.00-11.30am Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Ilze Moran 0439 840 550 3743 Point Nepean Road, Portsea 5984 4500 rtedgar.com.au

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12 Royal Avenue

Position Perfect; Ideal low maintenance Portsea lifestyle property with expansive north facing living area opening to large entertaining deck. Comprising master bedroom with parents retreat, ensuite and walk in robe. Three further spacious bedrooms all with built in robes, one with ensuite, family bathroom, separate laundry and kids T.V. room. Double garage with internal access, open fire place, central heating and evaporative cooling. Easy stroll to Portsea Village, Point Franklin and Weeroona Beach

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Sunday 16th February at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday & Sunday 12.00-12.30pm Ilze Moran 0439 840 550 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 3743 Point Nepean Road, Portsea 5984 4500 rtedgar.com.au


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3 Penthouse Paradise on the Park Sweeping views of Fawkner Park are just the beginning. With expansive use of glass & space and immaculate specification, the iconic Parklane apartments offers an exceptional lifestyle. 3 large sized bedrooms, all leading onto private terrace, master bedroom with ensuite & dressing room, enormous open living/

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ASHBURTON 358 Warrigal Road www.358warrigalroadashburton.com

Meticulously maintained both inside and out, this classically appealing c1950´s brick veneer residence set within a deep north-facing garden offers immediate family comfort with potential to update. Large corner windows contribute a light-filled ambience through the formal living and dining rooms, immaculate kitchen and spacious family room opening to the private garden. Three bright bedrooms share a large bathroom. Near Ashwood Village, schools and transport, it also features ducted heating and double garage. INSPECT Thu 2-2.30pm & Sat 11.30-12pm AUCTION Saturday 15th February at 11.30am

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PRAHRAN 19/58 The Avenue www.19-58theavenueprahran.com

On the ground level of a boutique development, this apartment’s spaces are matched by stunning landscaped gardens. Walking distance to Chapel St, Victoria Gardens and High St. Polished concrete floors add a sleek finish to the open plan living and dining room with stylish kitchen featuring stone benches. The private, north-facing landscaped gardens and deck are the perfect venue for al fresco dining. Also opening to the garden, the spacious and bright bedroom includes a spacious WIR. Separate bathroom with Euro-laundry. Features security entrance, heating and carport. INSPECT Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 10.30-11am AUCTION Saturday 15th February at 11.30am

Todd Braggins 0424 552 238 Daniel Bustin 0410 550 811

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PRAHRAN 84 Commercial Road www.84commercialroadprahran.com

Perfectly situated to enjoy all of Prahran´s many attractions, this charming solid brick period residence´s generous dimensions offer enormous appeal for first home buyers and investors alike. Behind an evocative brick façade, ornate high ceilings add charm to the living and dining room with original brick fireplace, a spacious main bedroom also with brick fireplace, two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The stylish kitchen with meals area opens to a private garden with paved terrace. Ideal for now but offering scope to further update, its also features gas heater, laundry and garage. INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

Michael Derham 0425 790 233 Kate Muller 0438 744 257

KEW 8A Belmont Avenue

2 1 www.8a-belmontavenuekew.com 1 Attractive, light-filled single level residence offers enviable lifestyle and investment appeal near leading schools and Kew Junction. Presented with considerable flair through generous living/dining, well equipped kitchen, courtyard, two bedrooms and bathroom.

MONT ALBERT NORTH 7/42 Zetland Road

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AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

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AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 9.30am

Todd Braggins 0424 552 238 Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203

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ARMADALE 1010-1012 Malvern Road The magnificence of this landmark c1890 Victorian residence within totally captivating garden and pool surrounds has been spectacularly enhanced by an inspired Hecker Guthrie to create a breathtaking family domain only metres from High Street shops and cafes, leading schools and Beatty Ave. Soaring ornate ceilings accentuate the exceptional scale while limed Baltic pine floors emphasise the inviting light filled ambience throughout. The dramatic arched hallway introduces beautiful connecting sitting and formal dining rooms each with a marble fireplace and fabulous fitted study overlooking the garden. The expansive living and dining room with built in bar and adjacent playroom is perfectly positioned to open to both an evocative stacked stone walled entertaining terrace and the glorious leafy garden with picturesque heated pool. The striking state of the art kitchen features customized American oak cabinetry, granite benches and premium European appliances and a breakfast area opening to the garden. The sumptuous main bedroom with American oak robes and marble en-suite enjoys its own space apart from the children´s wing comprising three double bedrooms (2OFPs) with robes, a marble bathroom, balcony and retreat. Lavishly finished with customized cabinetry and lighting, this unforgettable home also includes ducted heating, cooling upstairs, alarm, video intercom, powderroom, laundry, water tank, auto gates and large double garage.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 3.30pm

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Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 John Bongiorno 0418 328 056

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ST KILDA WEST 61 York Street This substantial Victorian residence has been comprehensively renovated to provide a balance of indoor luxury & outdoor allure. Refined period rooms & contemporary dimensions are complemented by a Miele kitchen, 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, including an upstairs master suite. A solar/gas heated pool & landscaped garden form a beautiful backdrop that leads to a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment above the triple garage. Only occasionally is such sophistication offered so close to the bay. In all, a rare 6 bedroom residence. Land 481sqm approx.

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Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 28 Turner Street Presented with incomparable designer flair, this totally captivating c1905 Edwardian residence merges exquisite elegance with the finest contemporary style and luxury in the Gascoigne Estate near Central Park, schools, trams and shops. Impressive proportions, high ceilings and Baltic pine floors define L-shaped hallway, glorious sitting room (OFP), three beautiful bedrooms (BIRs) and marble bathroom. Messmate floors flow through expansive living/dining room with sublime marble and Gaggenau kitchen opening to a private landscaped northeast garden.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN 39-41 Wheatland Road Set within glorious gardens with floodlit north south tennis court and pool, this illustrious c1900 Victorian residence´s impressive dimensions deliver a superlative family lifestyle near Glenferrie Rd, Malvern station and schools. Magnificent proportions define arched hallway, sitting and formal dining rooms and main bedroom with marble en-suite. Four further double bedrooms are accompanied by two bathrooms. Generous living/dining with gourmet Miele kitchen opens to a picturesque north garden with heated pool and mod grass tennis court. Land size 1106sqm/11,916sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

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Thursday & Saturday 11.30-12noon

Contact

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

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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KEW 6 St Johns Parade Historically significant, this rare and illustrious early Victorian residence ´CARLINGTON´ has been superbly restored and previously extended to provide an exceptional family environment without sacrificing its exquisite period character. A magnificent Hawthorn brick facade introduces inviting interiors including grand formal lounge and dining rooms with open fireplaces, central kitchen with butler´s pantry, scullery and informal living and dining overlooking the rear garden. 5 spacious bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms and powder room. Land size 904sqm approx.

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Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

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David Volpato 0414 701 983 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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SOUTH YARRA 3/44 Murphy Street Enhanced by its own street frontage and magical garden surrounds, this evocative English style c1932 residence´s impressively refurbished and exceptionally spacious dimensions create an idyllic sanctuary near Botanic Gardens, leading schools and Toorak Rd. A refined contemporary ambience is revealed through generous sitting and formal dining rooms (OFPs), gourmet Smeg kitchen and casual dining opening to picturesque garden and courtyard. On the levels above, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are complemented by a private retreat.

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Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

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HAWTHORN 88 Illawarra Road Exclusively situated in a highly sought after tree-lined Scotch Hill street just metres from parks, leading schools, trams and Kooyong station, this much loved single level family residence set within a deep northwest garden represents an exceptional opportunity to modernize, extend or rebuild (STCA). Generous proportions define the spacious sitting room (OFP), formal dining, well equipped kitchen and light-filled family living room opening to the picturesque garden. The bedroom wing comprises main bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms and bathroom.

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Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

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Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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ARMADALE 9 Alleyne Avenue The irresistible elegance and impressive proportions displayed by this captivating Edwardian residence are brilliantly enhanced by spectacular landscaped garden and pool surrounds and a desirable address near Glenferrie Rd, High St, Union St Park and good schools. Baltic pine floors and ornate ceilings define the exquisite sitting room with marble fireplace, formal dining (OFP), four double bedrooms and two bright bathrooms. Bathed in northern light, the spacious living/dining room and European kitchen open to a picturesque garden and heated pool.

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Saturday 22nd February at 1.30pm

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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GLEN IRIS 176 Finch Street Period elegance and contemporary style are brought together with exquisite flair in this enchanting 1920s solid brick family residence brilliantly situated within picturesque garden and pool surrounds near Harold Holt Pool, High St trams and shops and schools. Ornate ceilings preside over formal rooms and study while four spacious bedrooms are accompanied by two stylish bathrooms. Boasting a sensational solid recycled oak bench, the gourmet Miele kitchen and light-filled living and dining room open to the landscaped northeast garden with heated pool.

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Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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HAWTHORN 2B Fordholm Road Designed by renowned architect Sol Sapir, this substantial 1970´s brick residence enjoys an enviable location within the highly desired Scotch Hill precinct and only minutes to Scotch College, Riversdale Road tram and the delights of Fairview Park and the Yarra River. Occupying a commanding 708sqm approx allotment, accommodation includes 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal dining room with cathedral style ceilings, kitchen overlooks family meals area, generous living room which opens onto a covered northern patio and a study/home office with its own external side entry.

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Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

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Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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GLEN IRIS 116-118 Great Valley Road Enjoyed by the one family for 42 years, this sensational architect designed residence´s abundant family and entertaining spaces, mod grass tennis court and heated pool provides resort style family living directly on Ferndale Trail Reserve. Superbly presented, it provides instant family appeal with potential to further improve, rebuild or develop (STCA). Beautiful formal sitting/dining room is complemented by exceedingly spacious family/entertaining areas, gourmet kitchen, 4 versatile bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and home office. Land size 1200sqm approx.

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Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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KEW 51 Davis Street This beautiful slate roofed brick Victorian residence built in the late 1880s enjoys a desirable position in the Sackville Ward. Showcasing ornate period features it comprises wide arched hallway, formal living room, 4 bedrooms or 3+study, main+ensuite, family bathroom, stylish contemporary stone/ Euro S/S kitchen & dining/living area flowing to a wide deck with water feature overlooking a generous private rear garden. Also includes alarm, marbleOFPs, d/heating, cellar+ extensive u/house storage, external WC, garden storage, carport+OSP. Land: 840sqm approx.

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Saturday 22nd February at 1.30pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN EAST 23 Cole Street An attractive faรงade introduces this superb 2 storey contemporary family residence in the Anderson Park precinct; offering abundant accommodation comprising study, p/room, formal sitting/dining flowing to a Stone/Euro S/S kitchen & laundry plus expansive family living/dining with floor-to-ceiling glass opening to a covered alfresco area & deep garden. Whilst upstairs has a balcony, retreat, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite & family bathroom. Incls alarm, ducted heating & R/C air-conditioners, studio/home office with dual access & remote garage/storage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

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Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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SURREY HILLS 11 Thornton Avenue This elegant & immaculately presented 5 bedrm, 3 bathrm family home comprises downstairs entry, formal lounge (gas FP), dining & guest bedrm with pwdr-rm/semi-ensuite. An expansive open plan family/meals, rumpus & gourmet Euro kitchen open out to tranquil paved entertaining area, low maint garden & heated IG pool+spa. Upstairs offers 4 further bedrms (master WIR/spa ensuite), main bathrm & teen retreat. With ducted htg/cooling, ducted vac, storage, secure auto-gates & double garage. Walk to 109 tram, Canterbury & Chatham stations, shops & Chatham Primary.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.11thorntonavenue-surreyhills.com

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MALVERN EAST 9 Kerferd Street Enjoying a prime Gascoigne Estate location near Central Park, Malvern Primary, shops, cafes and trams, the gracious proportions of this immaculately presented solid brick period residence deliver immediate family comfort with exciting potential to update or extend on a superb north-facing allotment (STCA). High ceilings define the elegant sitting room (OFP), generous formal dining, 4 large bedrooms, stylish bathroom, bright well equipped kitchen with meals area and light-filled living/dining room opening to the private garden.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

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

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN 47 Fitzgerald Street This distinctive double-storey residence offers a superior family lifestyle with an elegant interior featuring wide dark stained American oak floors, formal sitting & dining rooms, state-of-the-art stone/Smeg kitchen adjoins an expansive family domain opening to an alfresco area and solar-heated in-ground pool and p/room. Upstairs has a large retreat/ study area, 4 bedrooms all with WIRs, sumptuous main with ensuite and a family bathroom. Includes alarm, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, understairs storage, remote/double garage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 2.15-2.45pm

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Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.47fitzgeraldstreet-balwyn.com

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KEW 65 Wills Street A masterful combination of space, light and attention to detail dominates this new state-of-the-art Architect designed 2-storey residence featuring expansive windows, cutting edge design & luxurious appointments comprising distressed French oak floors, p/room, flowing living area with void & Miele kitchen & laundry+butlers pantry all opening to an alfresco area with built-in BBQ & vibrant deck with bar; 4 bedrooms, 2+ensuites/WIRs, bathroom, retreat & balcony with City views. Incls v/intercom, alarm, zoned d/heating/ cooling, rem/2.5car garage (ROW).

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.65willsstreet-kew.com

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GLEN IRIS 26 Alfred Road A picket fence and leafy gardens with established trees forms the backdrop for this picture perfect Californian Bungalow highlighted by magnificent City Skyline views. Renovated/extended it comprises Blackbutt floors, formal sitting & dining rooms, 3 bedrooms, main upstairs with study alcove, views, WIR/ensuite, plus a family bathroom & laundry. Complemented by a light-filled family domain with granite/Euro kitchen opening to a deck overlooking a lush private garden. Includes period attributes, gasFP, d/heating, R/C airconditioner, shed, tandemOSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.30am-12noon

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.26alfredroad-gleniris.com

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CANTERBURY 15 Griotte Street This attractive late 1920s family home in the leafy Hassett Estate has been meticulously renovated and extended to retain period attributes including leadlight windows matched to contemporary family living and entertaining areas. Featuring European Oak parquetry floors throughout, formal sitting room, 3 bedrooms main with WIR and sleek ensuite, family bathroom, laundry & study alcove plus expansive family room with a stylish Miele/CaesarStone kitchen opening through full-height doors to a deck & private sandstone alfresco area; also double carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.15griottestreet-canterbury.com

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SURREY HILLS 13 Lille Street Expect the unexpected in this superbly renovated 2-storey family home on a stunning landscape abutting Back Creek. A stylish all-white/charcoal dĂŠcor comprises utility & powder room, living room, study & laundry. An extensive northfacing family living/entertaining domain with stone/euro S/S kitchen and island bench flows to a paved alfresco area with awning, built-in gas BBQ & s/htd in-ground pool. Whilst upstairs has 3 bedrooms, 1 with rear terrace plus a large main with dressing room, ensuite & fully-tiled family bathroom. Land size: 775sqm/ 8,342sqft approx

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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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.13lillestreet-surreyhills.com

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HAWTHORN 7/127-129 Power Street - Enter via Manningtree Road This exclusive Architect designed tri level town residence in inner urban Hawthorn, comprises a study/office or 4th bedroom, powder room, laundry, 3 bedrooms (BIRs) main/ ensuite & a pristine bathroom. An upper level living/dining area and sleek CaesarStone/Miele S/S appointed kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass flows to a north-facing balcony perfect for outdoor relaxation & entertaining. Features include v/intercom, alarm, Nobo electric heaters, R/C airconditioners, visitor parking, internal access to rem/dble garage/rear entry.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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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.7-127-129powerstreet-hawthorn.com

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CAMBERWELL 18 Kintore Street This beautiful Edwardian residence in the Tara Estate showcases classic period features comprising double-arched hallway formal sitting/dining room, 5 bdrms, 2 with box bay windows, period-style bathroom & sky lit study area. A rear extension includes a laundry/2nd bath, generously proportioned light-filled Smeg appointed kitchen & family living with floor-to-ceiling windows & surround verandah leading to brick paved entertaining area & pavilion with BBQ, sink & garden storage. Includes d/heating, OFPs, double carport (ROW), attic storage. Land size: 802sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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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.18kintorestreet-camberwell.com

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MALVERN EAST 86 Burke Road Impressively situated opposite Central Park and close to excellent schools, cafes, shops and trams, this gracious 4bedroom Edwardian residence represents an outstanding opportunity to build a new luxury family home complete with north-south tennis court and pool or alternatively to develop the substantial 1241sqm/13,358sqft site with rear access (STCA). Evocative elegance defines sitting and formal dining rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and study. Spacious living/dining with gourmet kitchen opens to a verandah overlooking deep northeast gardens.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.86burkeroad-malverneast.com

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KEW 23 Raheen Drive Exclusivity, tranquility and privacy converge at the northern head of a prestigious cul-de-sac where this substantial four bedroom, three bathroom residence stands peacefully in an established treed setting. Enjoyed by the one family for over 40 years, this rare opening on 809 sqm (approx) in the Raheen Estate offers complete current-day comfort, lifestyle flexibility and further scope. Comprises executive study, lounge/dining, family living, games room, granite kitchen, cellar, hydronic heating, a/c, massive north-facing terrace and double carport.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.23raheendrive-kew.com

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MONT ALBERT 5 St James Avenue This attractive single-level contemporary residence close to Mont Albert Village has been impeccably maintained featuring a deceptively spacious interior comprising tiled hallway, formal dining room, 4 bedrooms (BIR´s, generous main+ensuite & WIR), family bathroom/p/room & laundry. An expansive north-west facing informal living/dining room includes a stylish Smeg S/S kitchen & 2nd living/rumpus room, covered alfresco area & private garden with s/htd I/G pool. Includes Plantation Shutters, d/heating, evap.cooling, rem/dble garage (I/A). Land size: 754 sqm/ 8,116sqft approx

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.5stjamesavenue-montalbert.com

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SOUTH YARRA 10 Ralston Street Magically nestled within a completely private and picturesque established garden, this exquisite solid brick c1895 Victorian residence´s generously proportioned and elegantly presented dimensions create a unique sanctuary near Toorak Road and Fawkner Park. Gracious proportions define the beautiful main bedroom with marble en-suite, two further bedrooms and marble bathroom. Streaming with natural light, the expansive living and dining room with gourmet Miele kitchen opens to a private, leafy northeast facing garden and garage. Land size 463sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.10ralstonstreet-southyarra.com

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CAMBERWELL 50 Rowell Avenue This stylish low maintenance 2-storey family home is desirably located in the Sunnyside Estate environs and features polished Sydney Blue Gum timber floors flowing to a downstairs bedroom, adjacent bathroom and generous open-plan living area incorporating high ceilings and a smart Granite/Miele kitchen opening to a deck & courtyard garden. Whilst upstairs has a study plus two further double bedrooms both with balconies & ensuite bathrooms. Includes alarm, ducted heating, split-system R/C air-conditioners, remote double garage/storage with secure internal access.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 10-10.30am

Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.50rowellavenue-camberwell.com

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GLEN IRIS 34 Flowerdale Road Behind this picture perfect façade, a stunning blend of original elegance & designer style has created an unforgettable family domain near Hill ´n´ Dale Park, shops, schools & transport. Ornate ceilings & timber floors convey period charm through beautiful sitting & formal dining rooms while the light-filled contemporary living/dining space with study area & sublime Bosch kitchen opens to a sensational outdoor precinct with a covered terrace & spectacular heated pool/spa. 4 captivating bedrooms include main with WIR & designer en-suite. Land:696sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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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.34flowerdaleroad-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 8 Cowper Street Prestigously located 4/5 bedroom split-level family residence designed to capitalize on northern sunlight offers renovation opportunity and generous indoor/oudoor living/entertaining areas incl. I/G pool/spa, study, modern well-equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms. Features include alarm, d/heating, cooling & vacuum, R/C air-conditioners, external workshop/storage, water tank, rem/double garage+ OSP. Land size: 697sqm/7,502sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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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.8cowperstreet-hawthorneast.com

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KEW 23 Lower Drive This exceptional four bedroom, three bathroom residence adopts a contemporary approach to meeting every family need close to shopping, parkland, prestigious schools and city access. A central living/dining domain is the focal point for a light filled formal entertaining area, a huge, sun drenched deck and a Miele kitchen with integrated coffee machine and beautifully appointed butler´s pantry. Alternative upstairs and downstairs main suites, dedicated study zone. All the expected luxuries - and some that take this home to the next level.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.23lowerdrive-kew.com

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ASHBURTON 20 Lexia Street Superbly situated just a short stroll to vibrant Ashburton Village, station and schools, this delightful solid brick period residence with family focused dimensions, displays a captivating blend of original charm and contemporary style. Highlighting dark timber floors and ornate ceilings, the central hallway introduces an inviting sitting room (OFP), three gorgeous bedrooms (BIRs), a versatile 4th bedroom/ playroom and stylish bathroom´s. The sleek contemporary kitchen and generous living/dining room open through bifold doors to a very deep northwest garden.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.20lexiastreet-ashburton.com

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ASHBURTON 145 Ashburn Grove A quiet oasis & unique bush-like rear garden abutting Gardiners Creek forms the backdrop to this attractive & inviting split-level family home. The refurbished interior features 4 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room, study & rear family living area w/ wood heater including deck & CaesarStone/Euro appointed kitchen/meals area, all leading to terraced gardens w/steps down to the banks of the creek. Other features include DH & cooling, ample storage, cellar, garden shed, double carport & off-street parking. Land size: 1,500sqm/16,200sft (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Anthony Reis 0417 352 774

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.145ashburngrove-ashburton.com

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ASHBURTON 9a Glen Road In a style reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright, this imposing brand new Stonehaven designed executive residence´s impressive dimensions brilliantly showcase the latest contemporary style and luxury near Gardiners Creek, East Malvern station and schools. Dark oak floors feature through light-filled living and dining space with gourmet Miele kitchen opening to two landscaped courtyards. The main bedroom with designer en-suite/WIR is complemented upstairs by three further bedrooms (BIRs), a retreat with balcony and stylish bathroom. Lavishly finished.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.9glenroad-ashburton.com

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BALWYN 2 Terry Street This contemporary brick family residence in the Balwyn High Zone offers scope to update or extend (STCA); with a zoned interior featuring exposed brick, natural timber surfaces, cathedral ceilings and entrance foyer opening to a main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), study/4th bedroom, large living/ dining flowing to a modern kitchen (WIP), family living/ dining plus 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom & laundry. A deep rear garden includes paved alfresco area, mature trees & large bungalow/workshop/storage. Also incls d/ heating, air-conditioners, dble carport.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Jack Stean 0434 588 664 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2terrystreet-balwyn.com

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CANTERBURY 5a Compton Street All the advantages associated with single level spaces - and all the luxury expected in such a sought after location form the desirable combination that defines this three bedroom two bathroom contemporary property, set to the rear so that privacy maximized and north easterly aspects are enjoyed close to Highfield Park. Light filled living/dining areas accompanied by an open plan kitchen complement a separate entertaining space that overlooks one of the two rear courtyards. Heating/cooling in every room, ducted vacuum, surround sound and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.5acomptonstreet-canterbury.com

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GLEN IRIS 8 Mons Street This conveniently located, stylish contemporary family home features an eye-catching rendered faรงade and preferred north-facing rear aspect comprising tiled entrance, 4 zoned bedrooms (main/WIR+ensuite/spa), family bathroom, laundry & study plus generous family domain with smartly appointed granite & Euro S/S kitchen, dining/living & 2nd living room flowing to a large covered outdoor alfresco area & leafy private garden - providing super year round indoor/outdoor entertaining options. Also includes d/heating & cooling, remote double garage. Land Size 693sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8monsstreet-gleniris.com

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MALVERN EAST 15 Bruce Street Enchanting period allure, modern comfort and an abundance of space highlight the enormous family appeal of this captivating Art Deco residence superbly situated near the Urban Forest, Chadstone, East Malvern station and good schools. Generous proportions and ornate ceilings define the elegant sitting and formal dining rooms (OFPs), beautiful main bedroom with en-suite, 4 further bedrooms and a stylish bathroom. The light-filled open plan living/dining room with pristine Smeg kitchen open to a covered deck and picturesque private northwest garden. Land 558sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.15brucestreet-malverneast.com

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ARMADALE 44 Stuart Street The irresistible appeal of this classic freestanding Victorian residence´s period elegance is more than matched by its highly prized location between Union St Park and High St. Beautifully presented, it offers scope to update or extend within a deep northeast garden and pool allotment with ROW and OSP. The arched hallway introduces three double bedrooms and a bright bathroom. Vaulted ceilings accentuate the scale of the light-filled living/dining room with well equipped kitchen and OFP. Living opens out to the sunny private garden with pool and spa.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

John Manton 0411 444 930 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.44stuartstreet-armadale.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 9 Carween Avenue Family-sized spaciousness and a sense of character and beauty make this a fantastic family home. It´s perfect for easy living, with the luxury of poolside outdoor living and a stylish revival. The brick home retains its period features, and matches them with today´s essentials including 2 generous living areas, 4 bedrooms, ensuite, ducted climate control, automatic gates for multi-car off-street parking and carport, and much more. A wonderful home near Hawthorrn Rd´s cafes and trams, Landcox Park, schools and shops.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Kate Humphreys 0422 632 847 Fiona Ansell-Jones 0410 325 240

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.9carweenavenue-brightoneast.com

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HAWTHORN 154 Power Street This attractive Edwardian brick home showcases classic period features enhanced by contemporary renovations comprising sitting room, 4 bedrooms, main with ensuite or 3+study, euro laundry & sleek bathroom with claw-foot bath. Complemented by a stylish open-plan kitchen with Ilve S/S stove plus dining and informal living area flowing to a rear timber deck & leafy courtyard size garden - ideal for entertaining or relaxed indoor/outdoor living. Includes intercom, alarm, double glazing, OFPs, R/C airconditioner, d/ heating, roof storage, remoteOSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.154powerstreet-hawthorn.com

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PRAHRAN 42 Murray Street The exceptional proportions and captivating elegance displayed by this charming c1900 solid brick Edwardian residence provide immediate lifestyle appeal in a sought after tree-lined street near Victoria Gardens, Hawksburn Village and Chapel St. Soaring ceilings and gracious proportions are highlighted through three beautiful bedrooms with OFPs accompanied by a bright bathroom. The light-filled living room (OFP) is adjacent to a spacious well equipped kitchen with dining area opening to a west oriented courtyard with ROW offering potential OSP (STCA).

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

David Volpato 0414 701 983 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.42murraystreet-prahran.com

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BALWYN 72a Yerrin Street The clean lines, striking half brick faรงade and quality finishes defines this attractive 2-storey town residence in the Balwyn High zone featuring a spacious, flowing & light-filled interior, parquetry floors, formal living & dining room, superb family domain incorporating a laundry, stylish granite & S/S kitchen opening to a leafy northern courtyard with water feature. Whilst upstairs has a balcony, 3 double bedrooms with R/C air-conditioners, main/WIR & ensuite plus a family bathroom. Incls alarm, d/heating & evap cooling, rem/dble garage (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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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.72ayerrinstreet-balwyn.com

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CAMBERWELL 6 Morey Street This attractive brick family home enjoys a wide frontage and private position in the Wattle Park precinct. The renovated interior features polished timber hallway, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), stylish fully-tiled bathroom, laundry+WC, sitting room (OFP) plus a sleek CaesarStone kitchen with Smeg S/S stove & generous informal family living/dining opening through double doors to a north facing deck and gardens with ample room to further extend in the future if desired (STCA). Incls plantation shutters, d/heating, R/C air-conditioner, garage/ storage+tandemOSP. Land: 646sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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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.6moreystreetcamberwell.com

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CANTERBURY 207/188 Canterbury Road Situated in the prestigious Architect designed Abingdon Apartments - this luxuriously appointed apartment is perfectly located; offering a much sought-after and convenient lifestyle. Comprising entrance hall, three double bedrooms, main with WIR/ensuite, a second bathroom and separate laundry. Open-plan living area includes kitchen, meals & dining flowing to a large wrap-around balcony. Features: security & intercom, lift access, heating & cooling, remote/basement car parking (2), visitor parking, large storage locker, Manager - 24hr availability.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.207-188canterburyroad-canterbury.com

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KEW 74 Malin Street Elevated renovated single fronted Edwardian created to capture and benefit from its north facing light, detailed with high pitched cathedral ceilings, open space living capitalizing on its "inside/outside´ design. Positioned in the heart of prestigious school precinct, this stylish home includes 3 bedrooms, 2/BIRs, main/WIR/ensuite, bathroom & study; plus a open-plan living/dining room & streamlined kitchen with euro appliances flowing out to an alfresco deck & elevated garden. Incls period features, OFPs, d/heating, split system cooling/heating & attic storage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.74malinstreet-kew.com

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KEW 3/18 Walpole Street Impressive cutting edge design highlights this stylish multilevel town residence located close to Kew Junction featuring polished timber floors, study/sitting room, powder room & an expansive living area with sleek Miele/CaesarStone kitchen flowing to a wide north-east facing terrace. Upstairs has 3 bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite+balcony) & family bathroom whilst the lower level includes a cinema/rumpus room, powder room, laundry, cellar storage plus access to a double garage with secure gated entry. Includes v/intercom, alarm, d/heating & cooling.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3-18walpolestreet-kew.com

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MALVERN EAST 1860 Malvern Road Privately and securely positioned behind a high front wall this luxuriously appointed Spanish Mission-style one-of-apair features original period attributes complemented by stunning renovations creating an instant and lasting impression. The decorator-styled interior comprising polished timber hallway, 3 bedrooms, pristine bathroom, expansive light-filled open-plan living/dining area, superb Stone/Miele appointed kitchen with Carrara marble mosaic wall & Euro laundry opening to a brilliant outdoor entertaining area with tranquil water feature & leafy garden. Incls OSP/3

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Anthony Reis 0417 352 774

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1860malvernroad-malverneast.com

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MONT ALBERT 38 Victoria Crescent This beautifully renovated & presented Californian has an instantly appealing interior & ambience comprising wide polished timber hallway opening to a sitting room (GLF), 3 bedrooms, main with sparkling ensuite, family bathroom & laundry. An expansive family living room includes a work station and smart kitchen with stone bench-tops, Euro stainless steel appliances, full height windows and sliding doors opening to a sunny deck and private rear garden. Other features include R/C airconditioner (living area), ducted heating/cooling, remote gate+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.38victoriacrescent-montalbert.com

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GLEN IRIS 17 Valley Parade Nestled behind a beautiful garden, in a corner location, this totally enchanting c1930´s solid brick single level residence displays an enticing blend of period elegance & contemporary style near parks, bike path, freeway access, transport & shops. Impeccably refurbished throughout, the entrance hall introduces sitting room, formal dining/3rd bedroom (OFPs), 2 charming bedrooms & a stylish bathroom. The modern kitchen & light-filled living/dining room open to a north courtyard garden. Fully appointed throughout, there is nothing more to do but enjoy. Land 495sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Anna Perry 0434 212 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.17valleyparade-gleniris.com

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TOORAK 717A Malvern Road A priceless location just metres from Beatty Ave, Hawksburn Village, Toorak station, leading schools and Orrong Park is made instantly attainable by this charming solid brick Edwardian residence. Immaculately presented for immediate enjoyment it offers scope to easily modernize (STCA). High ceilings and gracious proportions define the L-shaped hall, two large bedrooms (BIRs) and bright bathroom. High ceilings are maintained through generous living and dining (OFP) and smart well-equipped kitchen opening to a northfacing garden and garage via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.717amalvernroad-toorak.com

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BALWYN NORTH 9 Jocelyn Avenue Offered for the first time since it was built, this charming and interesting architect designed split level home provides and excellent base for a contemporary makeover. Enjoying sweeping district views from its lofty position, it includes two large living rooms with room for dining, kitchen with garden views, three good sized bedrooms and a study, modernised bathroom and double garage. Quietly located near the Koonung Creek parklands and bike trail to the City, with easy access to Doncaster Shoppingtown, the Eastern freeway and a range of primary and secondary schools

Auction

Saturday 15th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Tori McGregor 0400 633 992

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.9jocelynavenue-balwynnorth.com

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CAMBERWELL 3/2 Garden Road Designed with impeccable flair and attention to detail, this luxurious brand new 7-star energy rated residence blends designer style with timeless elegance to create a totally captivating low maintenance domain near Lynden Park, shops, cafes, trams, train and schools. Wide oak floors and plantation shutters distinguish the generous living/dining space with state of the art kitchen opening to a covered terrace and north-facing garden. Beautiful downstairs main bedroom with lavish en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms, study, retreat and stylish bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45 - 12.15pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3-2gardenroad-camberwell.com

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CANTERBURY 6 Rubens Grove This generously proportioned period family home c1926 enjoys a wide frontage and leafy gardens in the Golden Mile precinct. A tessellated tile verandah leads to an interior featuring traditional leadlight glass windows, Baltic Pine floors and original fireplaces, wide entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, 4 bedrooms (BIRs), 2 bathrooms, study and laundry; plus family living incorporating a sleek Bosch/ stone kitchen opening to the deck and garden with rear access to Boroondara Park. Includes d/heating, R/C airconditioners (2), dual carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6rubensgrove-canterbury.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 28 Rosslyn Street This 1920s brick home presents an exceptional opportunity for imaginative renovators to renovate/extend the home or a luxurious new home site (STCA). Currently in comfortable order it comprises entrance hall, air-conditioned living room/ third bedroom, two bedrooms, main with WIR & ensuite access to the bathroom plus a laundry. A central modern kitchen overlooks a generous dining/living room with cathedral ceilings & floor-to-ceiling glass plus warm exposed brick & timber surfaces opening to a deck and leafy rear garden. Includes ducted heating & double carport.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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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.28rosslynstreet-hawthorneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 14 The Grange This superb Californian Bungalow exudes classic & renovated contemporary style enhanced by sublime indoor/outdoor living/entertaining areas comp wide oak hallway, sitting room, 4 bdrms, main/WIR/ensuite, pristine family bath+p/ room & laundry/butler´s pantry. An expansive family domain incorporating living/dining plus sleek gourmet stone & Euro S/S kitchen flowing to a wide deck & easy care garden with s/heated I/G pool - perfect for year round enjoyment with family & friends. Incls alarm, OFPs, plantation shutters, d/ heating, roof storage, carport+OSP. Land size 743sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.14thegrange-malverneast.com

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MIDDLE PARK 45 Wright Street Idyllically situated near the beach, Albert Park Lake, Middle Park Village and schools, this stunning extra wide Victorian residence reveals totally unexpected dimensions that cannot fail to impress in terms of designer style and space. Hardwood floors flow through the hallway to a sublime sitting room, study, beautifully proportioned light filled entertaining zones with state of the art Smeg kitchen opening to a private landscaped courtyard with water feature and BBQ courtyard. Three bedrooms upstairs include master with designer ensuite and central bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.45wrightstreet-middlepark.com

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SOUTH YARRA 6/128 Toorak Road West In an evocative c1936 Art Deco boutique block of 6 designed by Edward Billson, this totally captivating house-sized apartment enjoys a spectacular location opposite Fawkner Park and near the Botanic Gardens, shops and restaurants. Wonderful period elegance is conveyed through the exceptionally spacious living room (OFP), glamourous dining, study and sublime gourmet kitchen. Versatile accommodation includes a beautiful main bedroom with stunning en-suite, 2nd bedroom, 3rd bedroom or living room and stylish bathroom. Impeccably finished and appointed.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.6-128toorakroadwest-southyarra.com

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HAWTHORN 3/10 Glen Street Prestigiously positioned on Scotch College Hill this classically styled elevated single level villa, one of only three, boasts a private and secure position at the rear of the property and offers excellent scope for capital growth from updating the interior. Comprising entrance hall, living room with adjacent dining, modern kitchen/meals & laundry leading to wrap-around courtyard garden; plus 3 bedrooms or 2+study, main with ensuite access to bathroom. Includes ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, easy care gardens, remote/garage+courtyard access.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 James Scarff 0419 233 377

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3-10glenstreet-hawthorn.com

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PRAHRAN 25A MURRAY STREET

3

From the northern aspect to the light-filled interior & tranquil Japanese courtyard garden, this stunning modern 2-storey 3-bedroom 2.5 bathroom residence with a garage makes serene everyday living a way of life.

Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

2.5

View

Office

1

Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat as advertised Sat 22nd February - 1.30pm 58 / F6 Please contact agent Andrew James 0411 420 788 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604 Alexandra Yaramanis 0411 876 156 Armadale 9509 0411

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A5 | B6 | C5 | D

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| 62 Park Street

The Askew House c1934

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This landmark residence´s refined living, dining and entertaining spaces and superb open plan kitchen lead to a private garden, seductive swim spa pool and a self contained apartment. Sublime upstairs surroundings include four bedrooms, four bathrooms, versatile lounge and a stunning terrace. Surround sound cinema, wine room, five car garage and lift access to three levels lead a long list of additional assets, enhanced by an environmental edge, between Fawkner Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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A5 | B4 | C4 | D

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| 67 Beaver Street

The Acknowledged Allure Of The Gascoigne

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This majestic Federation era residence´s significantly extended spaces are enhanced by an exceptional allotment of 1127sqm (approx.) with northerly rear aspects in one of the Gascoigne Estate´s finest addresses. Superb pressed metal ceilings, lead-light windows and open fire places reflect the romance of the era throughout refined formal sitting and dining rooms and a study/library that lead to light filled modern family living, granite and AGA equipped kitchen and conservatory style meals. Five bedrooms, plus study, office and huge upstairs children´s lounge. Landscaped gardens, inviting pool and return drive.

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A3 | B1 | C1

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

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Saturday 22nd February at 10.30am

View:

Thursday 10.00-10.30am & 5.00-5.30pm Saturday 10.00-10.30am

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Single Level Three Bedroom Brick Residence

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A5 | B3 | C2

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

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Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

View:

Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am

24/7 View:

abercrombys.com.au

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A Distinctive, Distinguished Armadale Address

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| 65 Heyington Place

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A3 | B3 | C3 | D

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Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

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Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am

24/7 View:

abercrombys.com.au

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The Art Of Renovation

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abercrombys.com.au

WE DELIVER...

PRAHRAN/WINDSOR 32 GLADSTONE STREET ENCHANTING VICTORIAN - COURTYARD APPEAL Contemporary Victorian residence showcasing period details with the ease of modern living. • 2 double bedrooms both with BIRs & ornate OFPs • Well appointed modern kitchen with s/s appliances • Substantial open plan living/dining combined • French doors open to paved courtyard plus shed • Spacious sparkling bathroom - conc. euro laundry • Includes polished jarra floorboards, high ceilings, ducted heating - reverse cycle heating/cooling • Near Chapel St, train, Albert Park Lake, Fitzroy St

SURREY HILLS 3/6 Park Road Entry Level Designer Living 2

AUCTION VIEW CONTACT OFFICE

ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections

1

Saturday 22nd February at 11:00am Thu 6.15-6:45, Sat 12-12:30, Sun 12.451:15 Philip Moore 0410 493 441 Guy St Leger 0411 861 666 305 High Street, Prahran 9520 9020

bigginscott.com.au

As new townhouse offers light filled living in a green & leafy locale. Comp: spacious living & dining with 2 courtyards, kitchen with SS appliances & granite bench tops. 2 generous bedrooms, (BIR’s) 2 ensuites plus balcony to main. Internal access to secure car space. Feat: timber floors, security entry with intercom plus alarm, reverse cycle A/C, tram & shops at your door.

Office: 72ADoncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

Auction: Open: Contact:

Sat 15th February at 11.00am Thur & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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BALWYN 8 Walsh Street Art Deco - Easy Living

Auction: Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am Open: Thursday 1.00 - 1.30pm & Saturday 11 - 11.30am Contact: Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

Accommodating 4 bedroom single level 1930’s solid brick family home located in leafy Deepdene. Walk to Whitehorse Road Tram, shops, schools & parks. Excellent floor plan and extension offering entrance hall, formal lounge, separate dining room, fitted study, 2 bathrooms, family room and modern kitchen with S/S appliances, overlooking sunny north orientation and alfresco decking. Features include ducted heating, OFP’s & period stained timber work. Land: 755sqm approx.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

BALWYN NORTH 44 Aquila Street Elegant Modern Living in a Privileged Position This spacious, family-oriented abode has undergone extensive renovation, providing an absolutely fabulous transformation. Comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, 3 living zones, 2 kitchens and heated pool, an exciting lifestyle awaits. Some highlights: ducted heating, evaporative cooling, OFP, video intercom, alarm, auto garage, cool room and cellar, storage, ducted vacuum and a water tank. Land: approx. 806sqm

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North , Balwyn North 9859 9517 144 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

christopherrussell.com.au

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm $1.4 Million plus Thursday & Saturday 12:00- 12:30pm Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

christopherrussell.com.au


buxton.com.au

Malvern 16 Winter Street

3

Modern, Memorable, Malvern

Auction Saturday 1 March - 3.00pm

Elegantly landscaped, this spacious three bedroom, two bathroom residence´s inviting and impressive formal and informal spaces with high ceilings and separate study make the Malvern decision simple. So does the address - only moments from several schools and Glenferrie Road´s great mix of restaurants and retail. Automatic gates, huge garage.

Inspect

Saturday 12.45 - 1.15pm

Office

St Kilda 9536 7222

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2

Contact David Seeber 0421 796 350 Rohan White 0408 504 448

www.16.winterstreetmalvern.com

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1 Dryden Street Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 3pm 146 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

Flawless Contemporary Design in Coveted Maling Road Precinct Built by Canny Builders to provide resort style living, this 4 year old award winning contemporary residence exhibits cutting edge design perfectly integrated with high end streamlined finishes.Drive into the 4 car basement garage , load your groceries into the dumb waiter, walk past the 80 dozen capacity cellar to the vast family spaces and relax in the fabulous indoor/ outdoor entertainment hub. Entertain friends as you soak in the ambience on the spotted gum floating deck surrounded by the 15 metre solar heated lap and wading pool. If it’s too hot extend the remote controlled patio awning with its own wind and rain sensors. If it’s too cold retire to the in-floor heated alfresco with its gas fireplace and retractable glass bi-fold


doors, or through to one of the other two family / sitting rooms with their full height glazing. Accommodation comprises 3 exquisite bedrooms, each with stunning limestone en-suites (main with fitted dressing room) and an executive study/4th bedroom supported by a fourth bathroom. This easy living haven enjoys lush low maintenance landscaped gardens with extensive water features and 44,000 litre water tanks. The large gourmet kitchen features Caesarstone and Calacatta marble benches, induction cooktops, two Miele ovens and Zip tap. Features include the Bose surround sound system & alarm, floor pool cleaning, and video intercom. Excellent proximity to shops, cafes and public transport, and numerous private schools. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 8 - 8.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Conjunctional Agent Jellis Craig Paul Williamson 0418 509 472

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12 Macquarie Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 25th February at 5pm 148 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

The Epitome of Family Living Situated on approximately 1,238sq m. /13,325sq ft. is this impeccable and private family residence. The gracious marble entrance melds seamlessly into the formal sitting room, dining room and light-filled and open-plan family zone. This residence boasts an elegant master suite with en-suite and the luxury of two private dressing rooms and three further bedrooms with BIRs. A self-contained retreat completes the ground floor. The lush landscaped serenity is the ultimate backdrop to the heated swimming pool. VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Michael Gibson Andrew Smith

0418 530 392 0413 309 605

kayburton.com.au


206 Kooyong Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 27th February at 5pm

The Finest Family Living at Straffan House Situated on some 2,124sqm/22,862sq.ft (approx.) is this renovated period home boasting expansive manicured garden surrounds that provide for the ultimate in outdoor recreation and family entertaining; featuring North/South floodlit tennis court and heated pool/spa. The main bedroom suite resembles its own private wing with en-suite and WIR. An additional five bedrooms completes the upstairs living area. Features include; three car garage and security system. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday & Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas

0418 530 392 0418 322 994

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2/31 Rockley Road South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 12noon 150 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

Town Residence Two An outstanding, bright and spacious Wayne Gillespie designed town residence (1 of 3) highlighted by gracious rooms, northern terrace and private garden. Featuring spacious entrance gallery, delightful living room with adjoining informal dining/ kitchen, both opening to terrace, formal dining room and powder room. Upstairs charming main bedroom suite with large bathroom, three further double bedrooms and bathroom. Also double garage with direct entry, heating and cooling. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Clive Nettlefold Nathan Verwoert

0418 338 459 0413 599 111

kayburton.com.au


663 Toorak Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 25th February at 5pm

“Malmaison” Paris meets New York A seemless blend of classic elegance with contemporary finishes in the Manhattan style. This architecturally designed residence offers extraordinary space. Set on some 11,300 sq ft (approx) comprises 5 bedrooms (4 with ensuite), light filled formal & informal rooms, home theatre, study, pool & double garage. This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire an exquisite Toorak residence. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom

0412 269 999 0419 330 968

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38 Lambeth Avenue Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 12noon 152 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

Armadale Excellence, Family Dimensions This picturesque Victorian residence set on a prominent corner with an in-ground pool has been intelligently renovated to offer spacious living and four bedroom, two bathroom plus a study accommodation in an address that epitomises Armadale’s lifestyle appeal on the edge of High Street and Glenferrie Road’s boutiques and café culture. The inviting interior responds to every family requirement from natural light to indoor-outdoor living, timeless modern finishes, generously proportioned living spaces and secure off-street parking. VIEW Thursday 1 -1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Mark Williams 0417 189 377 Gabby Krayz 0449 899 700

kayburton.com.au


3 View Street Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 12noon

Executive Living in Prized Position Superbly positioned within the acclaimed environs of Canterbury’s Golden Mile, this stylish 4 BR plus study family residence boasts 4 separate formal and informal entertaining expanses together with luxurious furnishings and a light-filled flowing layout. A stunning granite kitchen with Miele appliances opens to substantial family and casual dining areas featuring parquetry flooring and numerous French windows delivering alfresco entertaining. Includes heating/cooling, alarm, auto gates, double garage, cellar/storeroom, under-house storage, watering system and 10,000lt bladder. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Daniel Bradd Richard Spratt

0411 347 511 0412 493 189

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13/48 Lansell Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 11am

59 Stroud Street Balwyn

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 11am 154 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

Single Level Living This spacious renovated single level villa, is beautifully located within an exclusive garden development. With a private entrance from Lansell Road, this north facing home has two spacious bedrooms, both with ensuites, powder room, a study area, large open plan living/dining, opening on to a private north facing courtyard. A fully renovated gourmet kitchen with eating area, and 2 secure undercover car parks with storage. A lovely home for living and entertaining. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm

Family Proportions Situated In The Balwyn High Zone Occupying an ideal low maintenance garden allotment with a sunny northerly rear orientation, this elevated two storey modern clinker brick residence offers sizeable 4 bedroom/3 bathroom family proportions, together with formal and informal living spaces. Perfectly positioned in the Balwyn High zone and only minutes from Belmore Road and Whitehorse Road shops and transport. Features a well-appointed kitchen with stone benches, spacious adjacent casual dining/family room, entertaining deck, double auto garage with internal entry, heating, cooling, ducted vacuum, alarm. VIEW Thursday 11.45 - 12.15pm, Saturday 12.45 - 1.15pm

CALL Jacqui Ralph 0418 106 068 Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556

kayburton.com.au

CALL Walter Dodich Michael Liu

0413 262 655 0402 699 076

kayburton.com.au


KEW EAST 45 Ramsay Avenue Accommodation for All, In One of East Kew’s Favoured Tree-lined Avenues

AUCTION

Saturday 22 February at 11 am

This 9 room home combines original 1920’s character with more recent extensions & comforts. A flexible layout allows for multi-zoned extend family living. Comprises: front main bedroom with ensuite & WIR; self-contained area with bedroom, living room, bathroom & study; formal lounge opens to verandah, formal dining, kitchen with granite benchtops & s/s appliances, family room, laundry, semi-covered timber deck / bbq area. Detached self-contained bungalow with living room, bedroom & bathroom. Upstairs: two additional bedrooms, BIRs, bathroom & study area.

INSPECT

Thursday & Saturday 11-11:30 am

LAND

17.4 m x 42.7 m (741 sq m approx.)

CONTACT

John Cokalis 0411 184 124 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

278 High Street, Kew

9854 8888

mclaren.com.au

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Main Ridge

Auction

KEW 2/58 Fellows Street Single level villa, one of only four, walking distance to bus & Yarra River parklands. Comprising spacious living area, stunning kitchen, sunny courtyard, two bedrooms & two bathrooms. Also features polished timber floors, heating & cooling, double tandem garage & an extra car space. All the comforts of a home in a light & bright villa.

278 High Street, Kew

AUCTION

Saturday 15 February at 11 am

INSPECT

Thursday 12-12:30 pm &

CONTACT

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 & John Cokalis 0411 184 124

Saturday 12-12:30 pm

9854 8888

mclaren.com.au

1308 Mornington Flinders Road, Main Ridge This enchanting weatherboard residence is straight from the pages of a story book. This home evokes the tranquil ambience of the country while only minutes away from Red Hill Primary School. The multiple levels inspires relaxation both inside & out. A sitting room complements a gorgeous playroom & an open plan living & dining room with elevated views & a balcony. The contemporary kitchen combines space with quality appointments. A matching 2-storey studio awaits the final finishing touches. 1 acre approx. Auction 15th February 12.30pm Terms 10% deposit balance due 30-60 days Inspection Saturday, Sunday & Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm Contact Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A4 B2 C4

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22 The Esplanade, Flinders PREMIER CLIFF TOP SITE Prime land located on one of the Peninsula’s finest esplanades affords cliff top views over Westernport Bay, Kennon Cove, Seal Rocks, The Nobbies and Phillip Island. This magnificent parcel of land in excess of 2800 sq mts, opposite The Flinders Foreshore, jetty and boat ramp. The site is just metres to Flinders Golf Course, bowling club, eateries and village shopping. The opportunity of a lifetime, shared by a few - to build an exclusive beach house. Private Sale Mel Ref: 262 A9

Karen Gornalle 0418 330 808 or Mike Gornalle 0417 568 806

Office 9888 5508 156 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014

81 Canterbury Road Canterbury

www.karengornalle.com.au


ston2-a22Jan@FCNVIC

BERWICK

“Kingussie”

42 Langmore Lane (Mel Ref: 111 E8) Circa 1890

A magnificent, heritage property set amidst 1.3 acres of exquisite formal gardens in Berwick’s most exclusive tree lined avenue. Faithfully restored & complimented by modern day luxury appointments, “Kingussie” presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in gardens more than a century in the making, and enjoy the rare privilege of living in a truly grand old home that’s eminently comfortable and equipped to meet the needs of a contemporary family today.The residence includes 4 double bedrooms, study, 3 living areas plus grand formal dining room, superb marble ensuite, 2 further bathrooms, stunning galley kitchen and separate guest quarters with ensuite bathroom. Iron lace return verandas, beautiful rooms with 12.6ft ceilings, 6 open fireplaces, and encompasses some 40sqs of living plus outbuildings. Outside, there are manicured gardens and lawns studded with majestic European trees including English Elms, Oaks and a spectacular Moreton Bay Fig. An upper terrace garden sports a superb inground pool with an extensive lawned area suitable for recreation and entertaining. Also featured are an oversized double garage, gymnasium, storage shed, 70 000 litre tanks, fully reticulated garden watering system and more. “Kingussie” is certainly one of Berwick’s noted original homes, situated in a secluded garden oasis just minutes’ walk to Village shops, restaurants, excellent state & private schools etc.

AUCTION SAT 22ND FEBRUARY AT 1:00PM

SOMERS

Peter Watson 0418 105 402 Graeme Curtis 0419 538 940

Neilson Partners (03) 9707 6000 57 High Street, Berwick

www.neilsonpartners.com.au

1 Kelburn Court

Nestled into a peaceful court with breathtaking views over Western Port to Phillip Island, this modern family home provides luxurious seaside living all year round. Featuring 5 double bedrooms, study, 2 living rooms, 3 bathrooms, secure entrance and double garaging, fully landscaped gardens, and balconies with stunning vistas perfect for alfresco dining. Extras include jarrah floors, granite topped kitchen benches, fully fitted robes and cabinetry, split-system air-conditioning, hydronic heating, gas log fire and Cbus controlled gates, lighting, blinds, sound system and alarm.

Sunday 2nd March at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday & Sunday 11.00-11.30am Michael Phoenix 0408 675 361 Meg Pell 0403 161 105 43 Cook Street, Flinders 5989 0599 rtedgar.com.au

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Summer 2014

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TREE DOCTOR

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flooring BA Floors

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Kitchen Specialists Zesta Kitchens

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

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

Decking Decksealrevival

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



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