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had never heard a scream like it. Maybe in the movies murderer – an act so appalling that countless parents – the only place where such a visceral, utterly terrified who always believed they would let their children roam shriek of horror would not seem out of place. I had free and take a bus from time to time now probably spotted the young mother a few moments before at the drive their beloved children everywhere. It was, of playground. She was hovering anxiously around her course, a one in a million incident. But one will do. child, warning her to stay close at all times. The little Crime statistics have always made clear that girl dashed this way and that. Then suddenly, children are most at risk from people they know, she disappeared. not malevolent strangers in playgrounds or at that That scream of mad terror will stay with bus stops. The grieving, devastated mother of scream of me always. I cannot adequately describe the poor Luke Batty knows this. terror will instant, emotional shattering of this mother Figures from the Australian Institute of stay with as she dashed frantically looking for her child, Criminology for 2011 reveal 750 abductions me shrieking that someone had taken her. But in a 12-month period, and that slightly more standing silent, rooted to the spot in shock just than half of these were by a stranger. But children five, six paces behind her, was the little girl herself. made up fewer than 20 per cent of the cases. That’s I rushed to the woman pointing out that her child was around 75 abductions by strangers, out of an Australian here and was fine, and then watched the pitiful reunion child population of more than four million. The tireless of terrified mother and equally terrified child, separated Morcombe parents, who do amazing work educating for mere seconds by the ever-present fear of abduction children and parents about the dangers of strangers, and loss. What has made us so afraid? Don’t bother won’t want me to say this, but those figures do not answering that. As I write, the details of the death represent a clear and present danger. But as the royal of Sunshine Coast boy Daniel Morcombe are being commission into child sexual abuse is demonstrating, recounted in unbearable detail at the trial of his accused known and trusted church, school and youth program

leaders certainly can, as can friends, family members and even parents. It is sometimes almost impossible to find equilibrium between real and imagined danger, between improbable threat and possible danger. We can only inform ourselves, make our choices, trust our instincts and, at a certain point, trust our children. At a certain point, we have to decide not to torment ourselves any longer with awful imaginings. Strange how passing intimacies can be so quickly formed. The sobbing mother, her child and I stood with arms wrapped around each other, and I found myself quietly telling this complete stranger that she would drive herself crazy if she believed her child was gone for all time every time she disappeared from view; that we both had a long way to go with our little ones, and that we needed to be calm, strong and confident for them. I don’t know if she heard me. Both mother and child were sobbing too hard for anything more than mute comfort. I was probably speaking out loud for my own benefit really, as I daily confront my own anxieties about the health, well-being and happiness of my child. The shadowy threat of the stranger is just one of them. \

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SARAH MARINOS meets the fastest woman in Formula One

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It has been a harsh winter in Europe But on a cold January morning, Susie Wolff and her Mercedes ML63 AMG are making easy work of the autobahn that snakes between Germany and Switzerland

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olff is driving from a function in Munich to her home in Ermatingen, a picture-perfect Swiss village with its own lake, forests and timber-beamed chalets. Despite the bad weather, the tricky road conditions aren’t a challenge for Wolff. In April 2012, she became development driver for the Williams F1 team, one of a handful of women to join the adrenalin-charged world of Formula One. Next month, Wolff will arrive in Melbourne as part of the Williams 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix team, and she can’t wait to hit the Albert Park circuit. “It’s the opening race so there is always so much speculation and tension,” she says. “It’s a brilliant racetrack, so I think, for a lot of people in motorsport, the Australian Grand Prix is quite special.” Since she stepped into her role at Williams, Wolff has been under intense scrutiny by those celebrating her rise and those who doubt that a woman has what it takes to earn a place on the Formula One starting grid. The down-to-earth, pragmatic Scotswoman doesn’t get caught up in the gender debate. “Yes, I’m one of the few females in a man’s world but I’ve been racing since I was eight years old and I’m simply following my passion. I’m not on a crusade to show what women can do in motorsport,” says Wolff, 31. “But I realise a lot of people are watching my progress to see if a woman can cut it at this level. There are some people waiting to see me fail, but nobody could put more pressure on me than I put on myself. I want to do a good job as Susie Wolff, not as a female racing driver.” Wolff’s racing career began in her hometown of Oban when she fell in love with kart racing while at primary school. By 14 she was British Woman Kart Racing Driver of the Year. It was the start of a series of national and international awards and race titles. In 2000, Wolff was named top female kart driver in the world. “Racing was a hobby until I was 14 and went to a Formula 3 race and realised you could become a professional racing driver. Jenson Button won that day and I think that was when I decided to make a career out of racing,” she says. From karts, Wolff moved to Formula Renault in 2001 and to Formula 3 in 2005. Then came her big break. In 2006, Mercedes invited her to join the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters circuit. The German DTM series is one of the world’s biggest touring-car championships and it was a chance for Wolff to hone her track skills. She left the UK and made a new home in Switzerland. “My boss said I had to learn German and learn it fast. I tried to take lessons in the UK but figured if I was going to do this properly I needed to move.. I settled in Switzerland because I could learn German there and it was a central point in Europe. It was a baptism of fire, though. The Swiss aren’t very open to speaking English so you are forced to learn the language quickly.” Wolff was a popular competitor in DTM, staying until her elevation to the Williams Formula 1 team in 2012. As development driver, she has helped in the evolution of the Williams-Renault FW34 and FW35 FI cars. “Leaving DTM was a big step but in my last year I hit a brick wall and didn’t achieve what I’d hoped,” she says. Wolff clearly remembers the day she arrived at Britain’s Silverstone circuit to test for the Williams role. “I knew it was going to be make or break but I’ve been in this sport long enough to know how to handle pressure. So I told myself to be thankful to even have the chance to drive an F1 car and make the best of it,” she says. “And I knew that Williams would never let me drive a F1 car unless they felt I was ready for it.” Since joining the Williams team, Wolff has driven the Williams-Renault F1 cars many times, working on aerodynamic testing. In July last year she completed

89 laps of the British Grand Prix circuit and was the ninth fastest of 16 drivers. When she isn’t with the Williams team, Wolff is preparing physically and mentally to race. “The races are long, there is no air-conditioning in the car so it gets very hot and you have to train hard to cope with that. So I do a lot of strength training – especially my shoulders, upper arms and neck. “I don’t build muscle mass, because it’s a tight fit in the car and you have to stay lean. But I work on building strength. Every day I do circuit training, strength training, co-ordination and balance training and cardiovascular fitness. “Last year I did specialist neck training using a machine to build neck muscles. In the space of three months my neck grew three centimetres in circumference. My husband was getting a bit worried at that point!” she says with a laugh. “But through the high-speed corners, when you’re travelling at over 200 km/h, there’s a lot of G-force going through your body and you’ve got to be fit.” Mentally, Wolff is also meticulous in her preparation. Before she gets in the car she likes to be alone and listens to fast-paced, upbeat music. “I always get into the car

“some people want to see me fail, but nobody could put more pressure on me than I put on myself” quite early. I don’t like being rushed at all and I need everything to be perfect,” she says. “The helmet has to be done up in the correct way, my hair has to be tied back in the correct way. Everything has to be precise.” Wolff’s rise to the F1 track hasn’t been smooth and she has endured several challenges: financial hardship, career uncertainty, the disappointment of twice missing out on the prestigious Young Driver of the Year award, and the lacklustre finish to her six-year DTM career. “I’ve had many ups and downs,” she acknowledges. “During my time in F3 I ran out of money and I broke my ankle so my prospects didn’t look good at all. I was unsure if I was going to make it at that point.”

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olff’s broken ankle was a result of a slip on ice while out running; she has escaped any serious injuries on the track. “When I got the call to test with DTM, I had nothing to lose. It was my one shot at furthering my career. I was struggling to make enough money to pay the rent,” she says. “Then suddenly Mercedes-Benz made me this offer and I had a car to drive, an income and I was part of a professional race team. I thank my lucky stars for that because it set me on the path that led me to where I am now. “But even when the tough days came, I was doing something I love. I was in the great position of following my dream. I’m a very determined person. When I set a goal I go flat out and I stay focused.” Focus on and off the track is vital for Wolff, who is all too aware of the potential split-second perils of her career. Last year was a difficult one for motorsport. In October, English race driver Sean Edwards was killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway. In June, Danish driver Allan Simonsen died after he crashed at high speed during the Le Mans 24 Hours event. In October, former Marussia F1 test driver María de Villota was found dead of natural causes in a hotel room

in Spain. She had sustained life-threatening injuries in 2012 while racing in the UK and had lost her right eye and needed numerous operations to repair damage to her face and skull. Wolff and De Villota were friends. “On the day of María’s accident I had a knot in my stomach. I was at the Williams factory and there wasn’t a nice feeling at all. Last year was a tough year in motorsport because of the loss of Sean Edwards and Allan Simonsen. “Leading up to my test with Williams last year, I got a text message from María. By then her dream was over but she sent me a message saying, ‘Go out there and do what we all know you can do’. She passed away when I was at the Japanese Grand Prix and that was really awful, too. “But we do a sport that we love and we are aware that, sometimes, things happen. Sometimes we forget this is a dangerous sport because of the safety advancements in the sport – the cars are designed to disintegrate around us now and the circuits are designed in a way that no big accident should happen… “I know my mum gets nervous watching me. But when I’m in the car I don’t feel vulnerable. I never have fear. I always have respect, but fear? Never.” One of Wolff’s staunchest supporters is her husband, Toto Wolff, whom she met in 2006 while part of the Mercedes-Benz DTM team. Toto is an executive director of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team and a shareholder in Williams F1. He is also a former racing driver. “After a race it takes me a couple of days to come down because the adrenalin is running high. You analyse how the race went, what you could have done better and, if it’s a disappointing race, it takes you a couple of days to get over it,” she says. “But my husband is good at that. If I haven’t got back to normal after a few days, he says, ‘That’s enough now, back to real life’.” Wolff says her husband is also an example of the more forward-thinking element of F1 – those who believe women can compete on an equal footing. “The sexism I’ve encountered is from the older generation who competed when there was a bigger chance of fatality and in the day when women were only grid girls or made sandwiches for the team,” says Wolff. “But Toto is of a generation that believes women can achieve things. Slowly but surely, women are coming into senior positions within Formula One because they are the best people for the job.” Wolff is hopeful of one day getting a place on the grid, and hopes each day of training and competing brings her closer to that goal. She’s feeling ready. “But I’m also very much of the opinion that if I feel I can’t get any further, I will stop. I’m lucky to be at the top level of motorsport and if I feel I’ve gone the furthest I can go, I will stop,” she says. And what would Wolff have done if she hadn’t raced fast cars? She bursts out laughing. “The only other thing that comes to mind is downhill skiing,” she says. “The thing I love about my job is the adrenalin, the competition, the speed … I don’t think I would ever have done something normal. It doesn’t fit my character!” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au

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hen my brother and I were preschoolers, we would wander off to the local milk bar on our own. Presumably mum knew where we were going because she usually gave us money to bring home bread or milk or a packet of Benson & Hedges. Those were the days, hey. Anyway, along the way, there was a house full of kids we called “the toughies”. They were also preschoolers – or we assumed they were because they were also not at school – and I’m not even sure they were supervised because when they saw us pass by their window they would run out and pull our ears and stand on our toes. Not once did a grown-up come out from that house and tell them to stop. When we told mum about “the toughies”, she said next time tell them that sticks and stones will break our bones but words will never hurt us. This didn’t help. If they just called us names, we wouldn’t be hobbling off with aching toes and throbbing ears. So we worked out our own plan. From then on, we went a different way. Geniuses, right? Relying on our wit and cunning to survive in this dubious, lawless neighbourhood where four-year-olds risked their lives for 20 cents worth of mixed lollies. I recall this formative moment because my seven-year-old is having trouble with the school rule, “you can’t say you can’t play”. The concept was invented by a kindie teacher of vast experience who was tired of seeing “boss” groups of kids use exclusion as a power tool in the playground. It’s now pretty much universally applied as an anti-bullying rule in well-meaning primary schools around the world. Thankfully, there’s also zero tolerance for ear-pinchers and toe-squishers

  

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in schools, so we should all be happy it’s just negative feelings such as isolation, rejection and loneliness we now need to fear for our children. Forget about sticks and stones, some words do actually hurt as it turns out. Mine have known the “can’t say you can’t play” rule since kindie, and I have to admit it has helped them along the way, much more than “you get what you get and you don’t get upset”, which they’re a bit less enthusiastic about. But my seven-year-old is having trouble with the concept because the kid who really wants to play with her is an excluder. She wants my daughter to herself, and anyone else who wants to play with them is sent packing. My daughter can’t say you can’t play to the perpetrator because she doesn’t want to break the rule, even though that is exactly what the perpetrator is doing to other kids. What to advise? Her teacher told her to find someone else to play with, but the other kid followed and tried to run the show. Eventually it was just the two of them again. Then she came up with her own plan. When the perpetrator said, “You’re playing with me today”, my kid said, “Actually, so-and-so told me she really, really wants to play with you”. Cunning, yes, and slightly stretching the truth, but she didn’t technically break any rules and no one’s feelings were hurt. Like my little brother and I all those years ago on our dangerous quest for a bag of freckles and cobbers, she just went a different way to solve a problem. Kids are good like that. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au

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is a triumph. This New Zealand-forged Zealand, working with Allpress coffee, led company, which has made inroads into some Bridget Hopson to the company’s Melbourne of Melbourne’s newest and most fashionable caffeine mecca. Hopson began making coffee cafés in recent years, has opened a classy after school and on weekends at Workman’s showpiece in Collingwood. Café in Matamata on NZ’s north island. The The complex includes a high-tech roastery, rural town, where parts of The Lord of The cupping room, art studio and events space, Rings and The Hobbit were filmed, is now café and landscaped courtyard, and it known as Hobbiton and the café appears no expense has been spared. is renowned. “I enjoy the Allpress also has roastery and Hopson moved to Australia people side café set-ups in Dunedin, Sydney in 2005 and worked for busy of making and London, but the pièce de Melbourne Central café Food Inc résistance in industrial Rupert for four-and-a-half years. coffee” Street is the massive Air Roasting It was a period that taught her Technology coffee roaster, designed by about speed, high coffee volumes and co-owner Michael Allpress. customer service, she says. Her next barista Training sessions are held for staff and role was at Flemington’s Social Roasting customers in the purpose-built laboratory Company, where she spent two years building in the centre of the complex, and young, techniques and knowledge. super-friendly staff dispense caffeine and The barista roles at the Collingwood food with good cheer. complex are shared and Hopson is enjoying The menu, overseen by co-owner Tony the challenge of learning new techniques – Papas of Brasserie Bread, features boutique such as brewing pour-over filter coffees – as canteen-style fare such as salads, sandwiches, well as polishing older skills. deli items and a dandy collection of cakes and “It’s been great to go right back to basics slices. The flagship Supremo espresso blend and to learn more about quality and is on offer daily, augmented by a changing consistency,” she says. “I enjoy the people side weekly collection of single-origin beans of making coffee and working with my hands mostly served pour-over style. Six large and am always trying to improve to create stainless-steel hoppers hold a collection the perfect coffee.” \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au of roasted beans to take away.

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he statuesque redhead poised in the Victorian velvet armchair by the high, arched windows looks as though she’s been hired to heighten the ambience. Her 1950s-inspired dress and meticulously waved hairstyle are at one with the elegant, eclectic décor at this New York-inspired restaurant and bar. But she’s edgy and, therefore, not totally in character. We overhear her seek assurance that her $200 in vouchers will be sufficient, and used with discretion, on the night. When her tardy date arrives, he’s barely apologetic and hasn’t taken anywhere near the same care with his appearance. For the pro-romantics at the table beside her, it’s a disheartening start to the night. We get off to a jerky start too as we negotiate drink orders with the insistent waitress. But later, events at our table – and the young woman’s – progress positively. There’s plenty of decorator eye candy to loosen the mood, the wine list is decent and there’s a spunky offering of cocktails. The skeleton of the 1889 landmark that houses Publican Group Australia’s latest Melbourne venue was treated with respect as Negroni Bar & Grill was reborn to a State of Grace. In Melbourne, PGA’s stable includes Terra Rossa, Mr Mason, Campari House, Veludo, The Wharf Hotel and event venues. There are siblings in Perth too. At Grace, opened in October, exposed brick walls, worn timber floors and keenly treated plasterwork and cornices are the framework that retains the historic building’s integrity. PGA co-owners Steve Garcia and John Ahern are responsible for the intriguing interior – a time capsule of the last century. A stuffed giraffe leans over timber tables and tangerine upholstered chairs. A cowhide rug and matching menu covers sit below a chandelier built from a bicycle wheel rim and recycled lampshades. Vintage couches wrap around the room. While we found the service a little unpolished at times – the early battle about drinks, glasses never refilled, plates slow to be cleared – State of Grace is a smooth enough operation. The staff also seem to service the subterranean “hidden” bar, Fall from Grace. Their excursions to this tongue-in-cheek covert operation, accessed via a secret doorway, in part explained (but didn’t justify) any anxiousness about orders or lapses in attentiveness. But the atmosphere and the unpretentious, approachable food succeed. Head chef Dylan Evans (ex Pearl, Sydney’s Pier and Trunk circa 2011) has created a menu that doesn’t require too much analysis and so complements the outrageous décor. Classic European-inspired dishes, a concise red-meat-only grill section and smart grazing options will appeal to business folk, city cruisers or tourists who find themselves at the “New York end” of Collins Street. The $19 weekday lunch mains will be popular. Share a plate of extraordinarily good haloumi, with a cake-like

Fine and dine: Head chef Dylan Evans has created a menu that complements the extravagant decor. (chris hopkins)

flavours that my memory is overwhelmed. I recall spongy texture, given sweetness by a scattering of two squares of standout passionfruit marshmallow, a preserved honey-and-spice-enhanced Iranian figs. Fiery square of excellent hazelnut-enhanced chocolate mousse padron peppers, pleasantly treated at the stove, are its crowned with a piece of rich blood orange and sweet, perfect partner. crisp sheet of filo pastry. There was a deconstructed Our grill experience, a 300-gram 200-day grain-fed trifle with macaron-textured pieces of white chocolate piece of meat, left us without complaint and will keep sponge. A square of strawberry parfait reminiscent of the regular suits happy. It was plonked on a board – a semifreddo was topped with slices of strawberry I’m a bit over food on boards – and respectfully and a few dollops of a rich strawberry sauce. treated with a jug of good jus and a smear of there’s This is the chef’s skill and devotion writ large. creamy mustard – ditto smears. plenty of The couple next door head down to Fall The confit lamb is another dead cert for the decorator from Grace, where chandeliers, candelabrae, business crowd. The long-cooked, delicate a decorated deer bust and vividly lit bar meat was rolled into a log and sliced into eye candy combine with plenty of bling to create a discs. Its supporting bed of crushed potato decadent atmosphere. added texture and soaked up the rich Madeira Looking at our bill, which had a modest alcohol jus, a good balance of classic flavours. component and still came close to $200, made me hope Three meal-sized salads and a collection of sides the young woman didn’t blow her budget – or that, if round out the menu nicely. Super-good yucca chips she did, the date paid up. \ could become local legends, and the dukkah-decked ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au beetroot and labne was a satisfying red-meat partner. Dessert choices – trifle, chocolate mousse and To read more reviews strawberry parfait – are also offered on a tasting plate www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food (another board). It contained so many textures and

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Decanter \ Ben Thomas contemplates getting dirty From wine masterclasses hosted by international winemakers to afternoons in the park with friends and a few local beers, this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has something for every palate and budget. Stompin’ at the tram \ Stomp, taste and eat with Yering Station’s winemakers as they bring winemaking to the city. How much \ $25 Where & when \ Tram 69, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road. 2.30-7pm, Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2. Crush, Stomp, Drink \ Epocha is turning its garden into a winery for a day, with guests invited to crush, press and learn the ins and outs of winemaking with winemaker David Carlei before sitting down to lunch. Epocha will invite guests back for another meal to try the finished product. How much \ $195 Where & when \ Epocha, 49 Rathdowne Street, Carlton. 9am-2pm, Saturday, March 1. Melbourne Beerfest \ Join Melbourne’s craft beer explosion with masterclasses, tastings, food and beer matching along with live entertainment in the shady Flagstaff Gardens. How much \ From $25 Where & when \ Flagstaff Gardens. 1-9pm, March 1 and 2. Slow Boat to the Pyrenees \ Hop aboard the Lady Cutler for a cruise with a difference: speed tasting. Chat and taste with 11 winemakers as they each present two wines, matched to water-inspired canapÊs. How much: $100 Where & when \ Lady Cutler, Berth 9, Central Pier, Docklands. 6-9pm, March 6.

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he great irony of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is that it’s held during vintage for most of Victoria’s wine regions. Often the very people we’re celebrating can’t get away from their winery to join in. I’ve been in masterclasses with winemakers and cellarhands in whose purple-stained hands are swirled glasses holding some of the world’s best wines. There’s never a chance to talk about the wines over a coffee with them afterwards – they’re in their cars and headed back to work before you can say “cafe latte�. This year, some of those winemakers are bringing the winemaking to town. For me, the timeless image of winemaking is someone standing waist-deep in a vat of grapes with purple legs. At this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, which starts on February 28, a couple of events are giving people the chance to find out – for as little as $25 – what squished berries feel like between your toes. The Yarra Valley’s Yering Station and the Arts Centre have teamed up for Stompin’ at the Tram. “We’ll bring half a tonne of grapes down, people can jump up and down on it, get people dirty and help them understand the winemaking process,� says Yering Station chief winemaker Willy Lunn. “The idea is to give people an education and make it fun, rather than sitting in a stuffy room in front of panellists scribbling on about wine.� There isn’t enough time to make wine on the day, so the crushed juice will be taken back to Yering Station and fermented before finding its way into one of Yering’s 2014 vintage wines.

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“We’re actually going to make something here so in a few years people can look back and say, ‘Hey, I helped make that’. That’s a pretty cool part of the wine business,� says Lunn. He adds some practical advice for would-be grape stompers, breaking any myths that winemaking is a glamorous business. “People should trim their toenails! While winemaking you get dirty, so don’t wear your Sunday best.� \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au Follow Ben @senorthomas

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Fashion \ Jane Rocca MEETS pro SURFER-

turned designer LUKE STEDMAN

uke Stedman traded waves for fashion two years He might have drawn inspiration from one of pop ago and now the former pro surfer is making culture’s darkest heroes (Ian Curtis, the frontman of Joy a splash beyond wetsuits and his surfboard. Division, who committed suicide in 1980), but Stedman His men’s label Insted We Smile is all about exploring has chosen to reference the band’s dark post-punk urban menswear inspired by the sounds of Joy Division sounds (think of their hit Love Will Tear Us Apart) and The White Stripes. through a surprising collection of moody silhouettes. Cool music taste aside, Stedman never thought he’d “I love Joy Division, and I think Ian is cool,” Stedman find a future in fashion, but was keen to explore the says. “I based my trench jackets around him. I also possibility once he stopped surfing competitively. designed a shirt called Inspired by Jack White [of The The ocean still feels like home, but he admits he’s White Stripes], so I guess music and the characters found a new love. He creates clothing for stylish lads behind the beats really inspired this collection, as well as who don’t mind a bit of adventure when it comes to the ocean, as it’s a major part of my life.” dressing themselves – there’s a hint of rock’n’roll cool, Stedman is inspired by the minimalist verve of a dash of folk shoegazer and a bold palette of prints to Belgian designer Kris Van Assche and American amplify your message. designer Jeremy Scott, who will design outfits for Miley Stedman describes himself as a positive guy Cyrus on her Bangerz tour this year. He has who doesn’t have a fixed office space – home is quickly learnt that being successful in fashion “all my where the laptop takes him, so to speak. For means accepting help and guidance from now, it’s Sydney’s Whale Beach. collections those around him. “I really wanted to be creative and, now “I have a lot of friends and family that have have a fun that I’m not surfing competitively, this was had input with my label and I could not have message” the best way for me to try to make something done it without their support,” he says. “I may that has my signature and allows me to have do most of the groundwork, but their advice and self-expression,” says Stedman. direction have been invaluable. I have had to learn He enjoys the process of fashion designing, sourcing that I can’t do everything on my own.” fabrics and nutting out styles that fit his new brand. He spends his time travelling to Europe, the US This isn’t a surfer label – Stedman has opted for street and Asia for work, and was in Paris last September to smart with a fashionable twist. There are tapered pants attend Ellery’s spring/summer 2014 collection, where he and trench coats, as well as fitted shirts with contrast observed her 1970s architecture-inspired silhouettes in banding, torn jeans, cropped pants and casual T-shirts. shades of claret, garnet and black. “All my collections have a fun and positive message,” He is keen to turn blokes on to his label – those Stedman says. “I like to have fun and be happy, so I who are willing to give fashion a go. “Guys are all hope this is how people see my collections. definitely interested in what they wear,” he says. “Being “With this collection I made an extra effort to add fashionable is more accepted these days. I don’t think new fabrics and new categories. We have some heavy guys really care about being labelled that any more, as trench coats, along with seersucker tailored shirting. they are fast becoming the majority.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au The IWS boy will be the guy who loves to be fun and won’t be afraid to wear flamboyant garments, but also » www.instedwesmile.com likes to look expensive.”

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Under the radar

\ Myke bartlett reviews the latest

festival White Night \ Melbourne CBD, February 22, 7pm-7am » whitenightmelbourne.com.au After last year’s success, White Night Melbourne returns on a greater scale this weekend. Night owls can wander through installations from the NGV to the Melbourne Museum, while the more energetic can enjoy an early morning bike ride in support of MS Australia. Highlights include a ghost tour of the passages beneath the Arts Centre, a music stage outside the State Library of Victoria starring some of Melbourne’s best acts, and projections such as Kaleidoscope and Wonderland, which will use iconic façades as canvases for electronic artwork. \

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Kaleidoscope \ Nick Azidis

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watching \ Rake (ABC1, Sundays). Never mind the INXS biopic, this is still the most entertaining Australian TV to grace our screens in years.

listening \ Stromae, Racine Carrée. Dubbed the Eurozone Morrissey, this Flemish-Rwandan performer mixes politics, hip-hop, Latin music and electronica into irresistible dance-pop. in cinemas \ Nebraska. A superb, intimate and warm-hearted tale of a despairing son and his deluded, curmudgeonly father.

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TV

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Sherlock: Season Three \ Nine, Wednesday 8.30pm

Rather unjustly, it’s hard to talk about the latest series of Sherlock without acknowledging its American cousin, Elementary. In the two years since the British version last graced our screens, Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu have entrenched themselves as a more grounded, emotionally complex take on the great detective and his sidekick. Much of Sherlock’s third run feels like an attempt to simultaneously mark its territory and better the interloper on its own turf. It’s hard to do two opposing things at once, and it shows. While Sherlock is as entertaining as ever, it seems to be increasingly taking its cues from James Bond instead of Conan Doyle. A more cartoonish, blockbustery approach is fine, but when last week’s episode then tried eschewing fast-paced storytelling for clumsy character work, the result was messy and meandering. It’s only in this week’s final episode that the series remembers its strengths, telling a tight and twisting tale with intelligence, flair and conviction. At its best, Sherlock remains one of the top shows on TV, but he did seem a bit easier to love when he wasn’t trying so hard to prove himself. \

Real Feel - The Holidays (Liberation) » www.liberation.com.au There’s nothing wrong with a bit of consistency. The 2010 debut from this Sydney outfit was a winning, summery mix of indie-pop and electronica. Four years on, not a lot has changed. The best tracks here, such as All Time High, are part-U2, part-The Postal Service – with a mixture of surging house bass and open sky guitars. There’s more of a focus on the electronic this time around, but the record somehow manages to embody the grandness of stadium rock, the sweatiness of the dance floor and the intimacy of bedroom indie. The elements may remain the same but the delivery is sharper, with tunes quick to dig in their hooks. That said, the most thrilling moments here are the freshest. In Morning Workout the band finally stretches its well-tested formula. At a sprawling nine minutes, the song has an energy and recklessness somewhat missing from what is otherwise a skilful, impressive and pristine pop record. \

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Le Week-End \ Opens February 20, Rated M, 89 minutes

Film » www.transmissionfilms.com.au/index.php/le-week-end From the director of Notting Hill comes a romantic comedy that, at first glance, is notably lacking in romance. While most rom-coms focus on the blossoming of love, the protagonists here have long since had that first sweet flush trampled out of them. On the eve of their 30th wedding anniversary, Meg (Lindsay Duncan) and Nick (Jim Broadbent) return to Paris, in the hope of rediscovering some youthful joie de vivre. Instead, with both chasing different dreams and unearthing buried secrets, they’ll be lucky to return home with their marriage intact. Despite appearances, this is a film all about romance. To be specific – the uneasy balance between romance and intimacy. Knowing each other inside out, our unhappy couple are too fixated on unfulfilled dreams and the flash of the new to appreciate their reality. Nothing in Hanif Kureishi’s script works out quite as expected or feared. Le Week-End is a tender, surprising and sophisticated rumination on love and friendship. There’s tension and comedy as Nick and Meg balance their worth against the possibilities of other lives and other selves. Best of all, Kureishi manages to resolve the irresolvable with convincing honesty. \

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Books \ reading CAN TEACH MEN ABOUT THEIR MASCULINITY, WRITES CORRIE PERKIN

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n his Daily Beast blog three weeks ago, American writer boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve T. Cooper wrote an article titled Five Books that Taught years later to become the lovely lady she is today, which Me Something about Being a Man. Cooper includes “because sometimes the way to becoming I don’t want to be a man, but the bookseller in me couldn’t a man is realising that you in fact aren’t one’’, and, a play: resist reading on. Cooper argues that a boy becomes a man Othello by William Shakespeare. through observing and learning, rather than relying We can think of so much Australian fiction to add to on any innate traits. “To me, masculinity is earned, Cooper’s selection, including current bestsellers Coal learned, taught, fraught, bought, borrowed, traded, Creek by Alex Miller, The Narrow Road to the Deep this will sometimes stolen. It was certainly something I had to North by Richard Flanagan, and Christos Tsiolkas’ appeal to work for,’’ he writes, adding: Barracuda. men of all “All the movies and TV shows I watched, people I Sales figures suggest, also, that men find excellent ages met, music I listened to – and the books I read – were role models among our non-fiction shelves. Sporting to some degree lessons in becoming a man.’’ and adventure hero biographies, war stories, profiles of What a fascinating – if slightly American-skewed – business gurus and political leaders, fashion, parenting list. Cooper’s top five masculinity-awareness books are: To Kill and good-health books a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Portnoy’s Complaint by Philip all play their part in the modern man’s development. Roth, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, Kate Bornstein’s We would also add a newcomer to our bookshelves, and one A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish that is quietly gaining strong word-of-mouth. The Mr Porter

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Tech Talk \ Rod Easdown chooses curves

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urved screen OLED television? So last September. A national retail chain is advertising LG’s 140-centimetre OLED television, the one with the gently curved screen, for $7999, but you can do better than that. An enthusiastic salesperson offered me $7848, today only. Hang on. This is the screen that was unveiled only last September amid glitz and bubbles for $11,999, and it has just plummeted four grand? You’d be a bit depressed if you’d bought one last month. What happened? I suspect it’s all about the Consumer Electronics Show held every January in Las Vegas, where electronics companies show off their new toys and give us an inkling of what’s to come. OLED televisions (it stands for organic light-emitting diode) were high on this year’s agenda. OLED has several special properties. It is technology that can be laid on a surface, in this case curved glass, without adding any appreciable thickness. Hence your OLED telly is only as thick as the glass that hosts it. This is pretty special when you see it for the first time – it’s just a sheet of glass but it’s also a television. Like plasma, there’s no backlighting, so blacks are truly black because, when black is called for, the pixel emits no light at all. Contrast ratios are therefore way better than backlit LCDs and LEDs, and on a par with plasmas. Small OLED screens have been around for decades (lots of up-market car audio screens are OLED) but it is still extremely difficult to manufacture in large sizes. Get up to 140 centimetres and the failure rate is high –

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one independent source says 90 per cent. It suggests that when you pay for your 140-centimetre OLED, you’re also covering the cost of nine that failed. Even so, the industry views OLED as a powerful weapon that is getting us all into the shops to replace our perfectly good plasmas and LCDs with something newer. At the Las Vegas show, Samsung unveiled several, including one that’s bendable. TCL, one of the world’s biggest television manufacturers (it turns one out every 2¼ seconds, 24/7) announced the imminent release of a 140-centimetre OLED. And TCL is into ultra-sharp pricing. Maybe LG decided to put on its

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Tech talk verdict \ remarkable Technology

running shoes and slash a third off the price of its offering. Or maybe, in these fast days, it’s now old tech. Whatever, it’s still a special screen. The technology is remarkable and the picture quality is sharp, deep and gorgeous, with each pixel carrying yellow as well as red, green and blue. The screen has no frame, although there is a narrow black border around the picture and the speakers are in a see-through panel. A good soundbar or speaker stand is still going to do a better job. Samsung also lists a 140-centimetre curved screen OLED on its website but I had no luck finding one. The woman in Doncaster couldn’t find it on the company’s inventory and suggested I ring Chadstone, but the guy there had never heard of it. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au

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WEll-Being \ it’s true – we really are what we eat

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ood has a profound impact on our health, wellbeing and disease risk. If we seek wholesomeness more often and add physical activity several times a week, our disease risk will decrease substantially. You could expect to be happier, more positive and energised and fit into your clothes. There are five major influences on our eating habits.

absorbed effectively and gastro upsets such as bloating, constipation or diarrhoea can result. This is often mistaken for a food intolerance. Individuals with ongoing sleep disruptions and stress also tend to consume less fibre and skip breakfast. Talk to your loved ones or seek professional help if you have sleep issues or your anxiety levels have peaked.

Sleep

Poor sleep patterns and too little good-quality deep sleep are catastrophic. Deep sleep, stage four in the sleep cycle, is when bodies cleanse and repair. The liver functions in overdrive to “purify” the body and prepare us for the next day. This stage is essential for our body’s relaxation and coping mechanisms. Insufficient time in this sleep stage is associated with hormone imbalances that result in night-time alertness and daytime fatigue, irritability and anxiety. The sleep-deprived have a tendency to seek stimulants such as caffeine and processed sugars. Aim for seven to eight hours of quality sleep a night. Stress beyond our individual thresholds changes body chemistry. Due to the changes in hormone production and transport – and brain signalling messages – there is a disruption to digestion. It is extraordinarily taxing on the body and mind to process high levels of stress. As such, the body withdraws resources typically allocated to digestion and absorption of food and nutrients to modulate the adverse effects of stress. In doing so, nutrients are not

Eat Breakfast

You’ve heard it before – breaking the overnight fast optimises brain function and enhances concentration during the day. It also balances blood sugars, halts ghrelin (hunger hormone) secretion, promotes weight maintenance and reduces risk of disease. Coffee and a protein shake are not suitable breakfast options. Hydration

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Stress

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An adult human is about 70 per cent water. Water regulates body temperature, protects organs, transports nutrients, carries oxygen to muscles, lubricates joints, prevents constipation and promotes elimination of waste. Aim for one to two litres of water a day, more if exercising frequently. Do not undo the goodness of water by overindulging in booze. Keep It Real

Eat real food. There is no excuse for eating highly processed toxins. Multivitamins and supplements are no substitute. \ sharon brooks

» Sharon Brooks is a registered nutritionist and food scientist. www.facebook.com/sharonsnutritionaustralia next month \ This year’s food trends

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rigadier, builder, architect, lord mayor and developer – Sir Bernard Evans was all of the above and more. Apartment owners have Evans to thank in large part for helping to create a new class of property owner and the social and economic effects stemming from them. Until 1953, only houses could have their own title. Evans was one of the main forces urging the introduction of separate titles for flats. They already existed, in a primitive form, in New South Wales. Now the flat boom was under way in Melbourne. The first block of flats with stratum titles (and company shares) was designed by Evans in Balaclava Road, Caulfield. It was followed up by blocks along Queens Road and in Elwood, all in speckled bricks, and culminating in his own project - the extraordinary Sheridan Close in St Kilda Road. Evans led the struggle to refine Own Your Own (OYO) legislation to make financing easier. Strata titles were introduced in 1966. They at last put ownership of flats on an equal footing with houses, opening up a new field of home ownership. Evans grew up in St Kilda and Hampton and was educated in Prahran and The Working Men’s College (now RMIT University). He became a builder and a timber merchant but in the Depression the family moved to Perth where he worked for the notorious financer Claude de Bernales, designing the Tudoresque London Walk and, on returning to Melbourne, Brookwood (Queens Road), Tiberius (Albert Road) and Kings Keep (Royal Parade), all flats, and in art deco or other exotic styles. A peacetime member of the militia, Evans had a brilliant but controversial war record. He fought at

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Tobruk and El Alamein and later at Lae and Finchaven. He was mentioned in dispatches three times. In post-war Melbourne he became a registered architect and a land developer. With associates named Lee and Wells he subdivided extensive market garden areas of Moorabbin, creating residential suburbs and industrial parks. Their monument is surely Levanswell Road. Evans was elected to the Melbourne City Council in 1950 and was our lord mayor between 1959 and 1961. As a councillor he advanced many progressive policies. He promoted the novel idea of encouraging residential projects in the CBD, but didn’t live to see the extraordinary results of his efforts. He was an early enthusiast for an additional western crossing of the Yarra, a ring road, an international airport and an underground rail loop. Evans encouraged the provision of urban forecourts. His CRA building (1964) was an early example, but its replacement, the lumpen 101 Tower, was built up to the street alignment. He also designed Ampol House (1958) in Carlton. Despite his contribution and despite his espousal of progressive policies, his long career in local government also ended in controversy, sparked by the allegation that his public role and private interests were in conflict. His architectural practice flourished. Bernard Evans, Murphy, Berg & Hocking was to become one of the largest architectural offices in Melbourne but it had little involvement with the profession. Its considerable output attracted neither professional nor public attention. Evans will not be remembered for his individual buildings but for the part he played in the creation of a new class of property owner. \

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FORM & FUNCTION developing our city \ They are some of the most promising young architects who are making their mark on Melbourne’s urban environment. Sarah Marinos asks what drives and inspires them

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he Australian Institute of Architects has 12,000 members who are focused on improving the quality of our built environment and fostering sustainable design. Together they are literally shaping the future, and many of the country’s most forward-thinking and innovative architects are practising in Melbourne. Some of the youngest members of the profession are producing designs that bring a fresh, new approach to commercial, industrial, community and residential projects. We ask some of the industry’s rising stars to tell us how they see the future of design in Melbourne, what challenges the city faces and what inspires them. \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au AMY MUIR

Amy Muir is one half of Muir Mendes, an architecture practice established with Bruno Mendes in 2011. They are graduates of RMIT University and their first project, Law Street House, received a Victorian architecture award and a national commendation by the Australian Institute of Architects. Muir studied interior design before moving on to architecture and graduating in 2002. She masterplanned projects at Docklands for a large developer but craved a return to smaller-scale projects. She then designed high-end homes and helped with the extension of Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club. “I wanted to study architecture from grade 4. Dad took me off to display homes and to the timber yard and the scale of building intrigued me,” says Muir. In 2008, she and Mendes began designing and building their home – Law Street House. It was a 3½-year labour of love and a learning experience. “In architecture you draw and draw, send the project out to tender and then to the builder. You watch the project grow but you’re not attached to it any more,” Muir says. “Bruno and I wanted to get our hands dirty and to stay involved in a project. Bruno’s father is in the construction industry and became our mentor as we worked on the house on weekends.” They kept the façade and made the 93-square-metre site work hard for a two-storey, two-bedroom plus study home that is flooded with natural light. “The second storey wasn’t apparent from the street and we picked up on the nuances of the original house. It’s simple but we have voids of light and we utilised every nook and cranny as storage space,” Muir says.

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Since then Muir Mendes has worked on several residential projects and is creating a holiday home in Portugal. Overlooking a river, the terraced site will accommodate a new house that embraces the existing home and follows the contours of the land. “Bruno talks about curating the parts – so what are the parts and the conditions we are working with and how do we reassemble or re-interpret them?” Muir says. She says Melbourne has a strong architectural community but she believes, generally, there is a disregard for the benefits architecture brings to a city. “In Europe there’s an appreciation of how the architect interacts with the built environment,” Muir says. “We have this culture of building cheaply and I think there are issues around maintaining quality. House and land packages are growing outwards with no infrastructure.” » www.muirmendes.com

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In 2012, Simon Linardi won the RAIA graduate prize and the Anne Butler prize – RMIT’s top design award. He now works for dKO and has been part of multiresidential building projects, landscape work and commercial design projects. Growing up in Tasmania, Linardi was torn between two career paths – as a painter or an architect. His father was a builder and designer, so he had that influence from early on. “Dad works mainly on luxury houses and has won home of the year in Tasmania about 10 times. He built the house I grew up in, which was an inspiring and imaginative space,” Linardi says. “It had tree trunks holding up the roof, natural slate floors, a stone fireplace and was set in 14 acres [5.7 hectares] of bushland.” Linardi did a degree in architecture and design

and then did a masters, also spending a year studying in Milan. “Milan taught me the poetry of architecture – all those classical and grand structures that we don’t invest in as much any more,” he says. Linardi’s award-winning design project in his final year of study was a people’s palace for Collingwood Football Club. It centred on a vast housing complex, at Victoria Park stadium, that was a utopian community. “It was a gated community with a garden for children, a Bank of Collingwood, housing for the homeless and a giant central dining hall with a long table to seat 700 people, and sports facilities,” he says. “I saw it as the perfect vision of what an environment should be.” During his studies and since graduating, Linardi has worked on several live projects, such as working with


Monique Brady-Ward and Scott Woodward started WoodWoodWard Architecture in 2010. Last year they were finalists in the Australian Institute of Architects residential awards and in the Houses Awards. “Architecture isn’t just aesthetic, it’s functional,” Brady-Ward says. “When we meet a client, we ask them how long they are going to be staying in a place and what is their dream for that space. Then we work out strategies for here and now and later, and show how a project can change over time and incorporate flexibility.” Brady-Ward decided on an architecture career after doing work experience in year 12 with Mel Bright from Make Architecture. “I was meant to be in the interior design “we department but Mel said I should do architecture instead so I could design the interior and outside embellished of a space,” she says. what was Woodward studied fine art but switched to there” architecture after selling his final-year sculpture to the head of his university’s architecture department. “With architecture, you begin with a certain idea and the enjoyable part is where that idea goes and how the project grows,” he says. One of the duo’s most rewarding projects was the Forever House that fused a “nugget-like” pavilion onto a clinker-brick bungalow in Surrey Hills. “We embellished what was there and turned it into something fresh,” Woodward says. “People think if you renovate it has to be a huge addition, but it is about making spaces work harder.” Woodward predicts Melbourne will see more small-scale development. “There are big blocks that back

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onto laneways, and people are sub-dividing them and still treating the rear as back laneways,” he says. “But in 20 years’ time those lanes will be front streets, so we shouldn’t treat these developments as just being a fancier garage.” Brady-Ward is keen on designing boutique vertical neighbourhoods. “I think we have to see more of these – townhouses that are big enough for a family and have some functional outdoor space,” she says. “I think the future is better-designed spaces that make you smile.” » www.wowowa.com.au

Kristin Green to design Spring Street Grocer, and he has helped draw up designs for a luxury resort in Vanuatu that is influenced by ancient Roman architecture and 1950s Italian film. At dKO, Linardi is designing a 20-storey apartment tower but he’s adding curves to the façade to create an “architectural language” on the site. “Melbourne has interesting new architecture that challenges people. Think of Fed Square – people had a real problem with it when it was first built but now more people love it,” Linardi says. “I think there will always be the question of what Australian identity is, and I think good architects are trying to grapple with that and how that is reflected through architecture. “But we’re such a cosmopolitan city that I think architecture will become more global. ” » www.dko.com.au

Dean Lenehan is a masters graduate from the University of Melbourne. After working on a mix of residential, industrial and community-based projects at K20, Lenehan joined Vincent Chrisp Architects. With partner Laura Zhang, he also designs sustainable furniture. “I became interested in architecture when I was growing up in Geelong and had some hands-on experience doing a renovation with my parents in their home,” Lenehan says. “I enjoyed the physical building process, and architecture seemed to be the culmination of things I was interested in at the time – mathematics and design. Until then I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but that renovation was a turning point.” After graduating, Lenehan spent four years at K20 before taking on his most recent post. He has designed a range of projects – from a firefighting depot in regional Gippsland to the renovation of a 1980s soccer pavilion to a house in South Melbourne that was shortlisted for the 2013 Houses Awards sustainability category. Lenehan says he enjoys architecture that “cross-pollinates” building types, such as taking principles of industrial design to make residential buildings or commercial buildings more space efficient. “Sydney and Melbourne have very separate styles. Melbourne is grungier, our materials are more about texture and finishes and quality of light in a space. Sydney is more about showiness and bling on a building,” Lenehan says.

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He says increasing density of housing presents a challenge and an opportunity. “In the CBD people are thinking one building type – apartments that are all exactly the same. But then you end up with the same type of person in that building,” he says. “I think a challenge for the suburbs is to create nodal points of density linked to transport hubs so you can attract different types of people. “We are raised with this ideal that we have to have a home with so many bedrooms and a garden space ... maybe instead of a backyard you have a grassed roof garden, for example. That would be my dream project.” » www.deanandlaura.com.au » www.vincentchrisp.com.au FEBRUARY 19, 2014 \ The weekly review 35


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t the end of a nondescript industrial strip in Thornbury, backing onto and accessible by the Merri Creek Trail, the Islamic Museum of Australia appears in an unexpected architectural flourish. Vast white walls are interjected by an angular, earthen-coloured and rust-riven feature that marries a vision of Australia’s red centre with the principles of Islamic design – an idea at the heart of architecture firm Desypher’s commission. The non-profit museum, which opens on March 3, is the work of a group of leading figures in Melbourne’s Muslim community, including businessman Moustafa Fahour and his wife Maysaa. Taking their cue from other successful hubs such as Carlton’s Museo Italiano and St Kilda’s Jewish Museum, the idea is to encourage greater understanding of the community’s cultural contribution to Australia. Despite the scare campaigns of recent years, Islamic influence in Australia is not new. There’s some evidence that Muslim Macassan fishermen may well have traded with the traditional indigenous owners as early as the 1700s. Afghan cameleers certainly played a major role in the founding of modern Australia, helping map the country and open up its vast desert lands. Drawing on this recent history, contemporary culture and the ancient foundations of Islamic society, the museum will host daily school visits and encourage curious adults to explore the idea of what it means to be both Muslim and Australian today – as well as take on common misconceptions. Some big concepts are introduced in ingenious ways, such as five vast

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pillars that stand in a sweeping semi-circle near the entrance bearing information panels introducing the five tenets of Islam. “It’s also a sign of a maturation of the community,” says Nur Shkembi, the museum’s art director. “Art is one of the most successful ways to share cultures.” With around 70 nationalities contributing towards the so-called “Muslim” identity, Shkembi – whose family has an Albanian background – wanted to include the work of a diverse range of artists.

The museum encompasses five permanent galleries, pilgrimage, with visitors encouraged to dress up in the showcasing contemporary Australian Muslim artists traditional clothing provided. There are also fascinating including Haji Noor Deen’s striking Arabic calligraphy, insights into the Islamic contribution to western culture, Zeina Iaali’s sculptural pieces and the graphic design of from the number zero to the game of chess, which has Peter Gould. Architecture and art from across the globe its origins in Persia. Figures such as Muslim convert are also highlighted, and Lebanese-born, Sydney-based Anthony Mundine, and Ed Husic, the first Muslim to Khaled Sabsabi’s video installation, Mush, will be be elected to Federal Parliament, have donated personal projected on a giant cube installed in the visiting belongings for display. exhibition space. “People only fear the unknown; once they “People “What we refer to as art now was once just come and have this beautiful experience it goes only a natural form of communication,” Shkembi a long way towards mutual understanding,” says. “Art belongs to everybody, and I think says Sherene Hassan. “We have a lot to be fear the that’s why when people encounter beautiful, proud of to share with other communities, unknown” profound or even challenging ideas through and I think the Muslim community will art, it connects strongly with them. We relate get a lot out of it, too. It gives them a sense of to ideas of identity in very personal ways.” understanding their own identity, because a lot of That includes the calligraphy-inspired graffiti on Australian Muslims grapple with that.” vast water tanks in the native garden out the back. It’s Most of the $10 million cost to convert the former here that visitors will be able to indulge in another factory, donated free of lease, into a state-of-the art key bridge of nationalities, food. The museum’s facility was met by donations, with the state government café, Modern Middle Eastern, will be run by former committing $500,000. The museum is expected to be MasterChef contestant Samira El Khafir, serving up self-sufficient, with funding through school tours and a fusion of Australian and Middle Eastern flavours. facility hire for community and business events. Sherene Hassan, the museum’s education director, Shkembi hopes the museum will become a part of hopes the depth of the cultural offering will provide a the fabric of Melbourne. “I want people to connect more nuanced view of Melbourne’s Muslim population. through culture and feel as if it’s a natural part of their “It’s always been about organising mosque tours or lives, because it moves beyond language, politics and standing at the front of a classroom talking about faith,” stereotypes, giving people time to reflect.” \ sarussell@theweeklyreview.com.au she says. “What we wanted to do was give a much more meaningful experience that’s hands on.” » www.islamicmuseum.org.au The Hajj theatrette gives an insight into the Muslim

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to information and education – a museum. The Medical History Museum in the faculty of medicine, dentistry and health sciences at the University of Melbourne is the oldest and most diverse collection of its type associated with a medical school in Australia; it’s got more bottled items than Nigella Lawson’s pantry. Established by anatomy professor Kenneth Russell in 1967, with support from the Wellcome Institute (now Wellcome Trust) London, the museum covers the history of the Melbourne Medical School and the broader history of medicine in Australia and overseas. Sure, it appeals to my hypochondriac tendencies with apothecary jars, ghoulish surgical implements – more than 6000 items, in fact, from Roman surgical instruments to rare documents covering more than 1800 years of Western medical history. But a visit here is also a kind of informal education that helps to preserve our collective memory by stitching together all the historical fragments. Triage for our wounded brains. For those who believe that museums are non-essential, especially when budgets are stretched, let me ask you; why is it when there’s political or social unrest, museums are often among the first targets for destruction? \ boomboom@rachelberger.com Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger 38 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

If it’s not fast, forget it, we’re over it

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e have access to information for every area of our lives, from hangover cures to world politics. You only have to log on and details are delivered at broadband speed, unless you live in regional Victoria, where it’s more efficient to do your research at the local pub – the perennial honey pot for experts on everything. But hard as I try to get to the truth of anything, I know nothing for certain because the internet – and people – provide information, true and false, from different perspectives. I’m always hungry for accurate and completed details, permanently stifling a belch because I’ve digested too much information thickened with artificial colouring and additives. My life is a risotto of uncertainty and neurosis. I feel as though I’m living in a constant state of suspense, a kind of incompleteness; every week has a cliffhanger ending and I’m never going to get to the bottom of the plot because there isn’t one. Getting information has become exactly like one of those 3D graphics allegedly camouflaging an image; no matter how long I stare at the tiny rectangles I see nothing and I’m left feeling like the elastic band holding my head together has snapped. We only have ourselves to blame. We want everything fixed, paid for and delivered in less time than it takes to say “cash or credit?”. From one-minute noodles to codeine express, if it’s not fast, forget it, we’re over it – moveon.com. Our lives are so busy we’re constantly avoiding or missing each other and moving too fast to fill in the blanks. There are people like doctors, lawyers, dentists and television producers who are too busy to tell you they’re busy – they employ other people to do that. My fear is that we’ve grown so accustomed to bite-size nuggets of useless information that the full-flavoured taste of accurate details may become too hard to swallow.

College of Surgeons’ Museum

Established in 2006, the College of Surgeons’ Museum is somewhere you might not want to visit if you’re about to have surgery. Otherwise, it makes for a morbid but fascinating education. The museum documents surgical history, such as in the Asia-Pacific since the arrival of Europeans. It’s a little unnerving to see the display of instruments from the history of plastic and reconstructive surgery, which was apparently first performed by Indian potters about 3000BC. Their job was to construct new noses for people who’d had theirs amputated – the ritual punishment for thieves and adulterers. Anaesthesia hadn’t yet been developed. \

Fire Services Museum

Museo Italiano

Unless you’ve experienced fire first-hand, it’s impossible to imagine its power and indeed the courage and stamina of the people who fight it. Located in the old head office of the Melbourne Fire Brigade, the Fire Services Museum Victoria was opened in 1979 to provide a central focus for the history of fire-fighting in Victoria. The best part of a visit to this award-winning museum is that most of those who work here are retired firefighters, so you’ll get first-hand details about their skills and experiences. You’ll also find more than 20,000 fire-related items collected nationally and internationally, including fire appliances and personnel histories. \

Museums are not defined so much by the objects they display but by the way in which these objects utter their message. At Museo Italiano, where the main focus is to deliver the story of Victoria’s Italian community and its influence on Carlton’s history, the items I find most affecting are the possessions the Italian immigrants brought with them on the long sea voyages in the 1950s and ’60s. They include beautifully hand-crafted musical instruments, cooking utensils, tools of trade, books, records, Venetian masks and holy icons. These objects, embodying a family’s history of skills and customs, were transported across oceans to create new lives and a new history. \

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Set within a short stroll of Canterbury’s golden mile, this elevated three-level residence exudes regal Georgian style. The grand entrance foyer with a wrought-iron staircase has glossy marble floors with an elegant trim. It separates formal dining and living spaces, the latter featuring french windows and elegant drapes.

Another sitting room, a powder room, a spacious study and a laundry are off the hall, which gives way to an open-plan living and entertainment hub. The huge kitchen features granite benchtops and Miele appliances. It overlooks the meals area and lounge with built-in cabinetry. French doors reveal the north-facing garden, recently restyled by Prue Metcalfe Gardens & Design.

The outdoor dining area is paved, and a timber banquette has been built into an elevated terrace that is surrounded by thick hedges and mature trees. Up the decorative wrought-iron staircase, the large main bedroom has silk curtains in shades of olive and taupe and its own lounge area. The walk-through wardrobe leads into a sumptuous, travertine-tiled en suite with timber cabinetry

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and a chocolate-coloured, granite-topped double vanity. Three double bedrooms share another huge, hotel-style bathroom with a bath. The lower level has a fitted cellar and garage. Maling Road shops and cafés are within walking distance, as are several of the area’s exclusive private schools. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Close to Balwyn High School, this family residence features six deluxe bedrooms, four en suites, upstairs retreat, huge family zone and an outdoor area with a kitchen.

A magnificent two-storey slate-roofed boom-style Victorian residence built by the renowned builder, William Belfield.

Price \ $1.2 million – $1.3 million Auction \ March 1 at 12.30pm

Built by Tomkin Homes in 1990, this low-maintenance single-level house is classically styled. A high brick wall hides a private front garden, filled with white flowers that surround a weeping cherry tree. Off the tiled entrance hall is the main bedroom, with a bay window and walk-in wardrobe. Its modern en suite has metallic-bordered tiles. Concertina doors reveal the open-plan formal sitting and dining rooms, with latte-coloured carpets and golden drapes. The family zone is casual, with picture windows that overlook the back garden. The new Inset kitchen has black granite benchtops, Ilve appliances and white cabinetry. Off the lounge is a storage room or study nook with a tiled floor. The kids’ zone is at the rear, with two double bedrooms that have built-in wardrobes. The main bathroom has a bath and a shower. The back garden has orange and feijoa trees, and a mixture of other plants. Balwyn High School is at the end of the street, as are several parks and reserves. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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MALVERN \ 39-41 WHEATLAND ROAD There is something to be said for a house that gives you the feeling of having been transported back in time. This Hawthorn-brick Victorian will take those who venture inside back to Australia’s federation, a time when the level of detail in a mantelpiece directly reflected the wealth of its occupants. New bluestone steps lead up to a bullnose verandah, where the old tessellated tiles have also been replaced with the same stone. Parquetry floors were the work of the previous owner, some 22 years ago. Aside from paintwork and the removal of a few walls to combine the formal sitting and dining room, the front of the house is a relic of the late Victorian era. High ceilings, decorative cornices, and fireplaces with marble footings and timber mantles feature in most rooms. The main bedroom has a new marble en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The fifth bedroom is currently being used as a study. There are three bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom, the result of more recent renovations. At the same time the back of the house was extended to create an open-plan living area. The kitchen now has granite benchtops and Miele appliances. The rear open-plan area opens out to a north-facing garden complete with a solar-powered tiled pool and mod grass tennis court under lights. \ LEXI COTTEE

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s buyers’ agents, we normally don’t get properly geared up for the late summer market until at least mid-February. Given that vendors usually take until mid-January to decide to put their homes on the market, auctions don’t reach a critical mass until well into February. But this year, it was clear in January that this market was already raring to go. It’s not that there have been a lot of auctions as yet ��� the first really big weekend with more than 150 auctions in the $1 million-plus range already scheduled for the inner east and bayside is not until February 22 – but there is a serious sense of a market ready to fire. At the approximately 30 open for inspections I’ve been to in the past few weeks you could feel the buzz among the people who were visiting. One open, for a four-bedroom family home at 206 Mont Albert Road, Surrey Hills, had no fewer than 21 groups going through midweek in 40-degree heat. You can also sense the excitement and expectation in the agents manning these opens. There have been a lot of agents wearing big grins as they welcome in the crowds, and that’s never a good sign in

terms of future prices for buyers. Another signal for us that this is a market that’s itching to run is the level of interest from potential new clients. We’ve been back at work only a couple of weeks and we have already logged 40-plus inquiries from people who are in the market to buy. But aside from that, there are the number of sales that have been reported over the summer holiday period. Most have been either via private sale or off-market, where there is no sign, no internet marketing – just a buyer agent and a selling agent, each with a client, and a deal is done in the interests of both parties with no fanfare. In the week before Christmas we bought four homes off-market. They were in Mt Ida Avenue, Hawthorn (Paul Richards, Bekdon Richards), Champion Street, Brighton (Tim Blackett, Kay & Burton), Malin Street, Kew (Tim Picken, Kay & Burton), and in Ardrie Road, Malvern East (Andrew Luke, Jellis Craig). One very happy agent in January was Michael Gibson of Kay & Burton, who was involved in two sales exceeding $10 million by the end of the month – one in Hopetoun Road, Toorak, for about $15 million and another that was sold off-market in the double figures. After his amazing record last year, someone will be wanting to float Michael Gibson on the stock exchange!

Another source of demand at this level is from people scaling down from $5-million-plus properties, says Coutinho. So given the excitement that is out there, how should you as a buyer be preparing? 1. Try to minimise poor decisions. Everyone makes them at some point, but you need to formulate a process that limits their impact – and balances them with good decisions. sold \ about $15 million 34 hopetoun road, toorak

Nick Johnstone, (Nick Johnstone Real Estate, Brighton) also had some big sales over the summer including 5/9 St Ninians Court, Brighton, for just under $4.5 million and 3/16 North Road, Brighton, for about $3 million. Also in January, Marshall White sold 20 Studley Avenue, Kew, for more than $3 million, and Hodges sold 23 Dawson Avenue, Brighton for $3.98 million. There is particularly strong demand at the $3 million-plus level. Glen Coutinho (RT Edgar, Boroondara) says this is partly because properties in excess of $2 million have increased to the point where vendors feel confident to upgrade to the next step – more than $3 million.

2 . Accept that there will be strong competition out there on the good homes, and be prepared for the fight. 3. Be ready to walk away when it is clear that the financial and emotional cost is going to be too great. 4. Understand what is involved in human negotiations – it’s not always about conflict. As buyers’ agents, we find a useful model is the Tao notion of “The Way”, which aims for a harmonious outcome rather than a battle to win at all costs. \

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GLEN IRIS \ 16 PAYNE STREET

Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 Auction \ February 22 at noon

PRAHRAN \ 25a Murray Street

Price \ $1.8 million +

Hocking Stuart \ 9509 0411 Price \ $1.25 million – $1.35 million Auction \ February 22 at 1.30pm

This modern two-storey family house combines an idyllic location with contemporary design. It has a coal-coloured brick exterior, vertical windows, a cream-toned interior and timber highlights. From the entrance, the tiled central hallway will take you past a carpeted study, powder room, laundry and a cosy sitting room with gas fireplace. Timber louvres provide connectivity, Balinese-style, between this room and the adjacent dining and meals areas – two spaces with folding doors leading to a deck and courtyard. There are stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, which has black stone benches. Upstairs, three bedrooms skirt a central retreat. One has a built-in wardrobe and balcony while the other two have walk-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has a private undercover deck, walk-in and built-in wardrobes and a contemporary open-plan en suite. All this, amid manicured gardens and a backyard, is perfect for families. \ JULIAN HEALEY

Location doesn’t get much better than this contemporary townhouse. Opposite the leafy oasis of Victoria Gardens, it’s just a minute’s walk from some of Prahran’s finest attractions. One of two, the handsome property is an excellent study in neutral style and clever design. The cement-rendered façade is almost industrial looking and features geometric forms, timber doors and corrugated-iron detailing. The floor plan is relatively straightforward with living and dining spaces on the ground and bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor. To the right is a wide hall, which incorporates an east-facing window to draw in light and nature. It widens to a large, open-plan kitchen. The north-facing open-plan living and dining area is saturated in light and looks across to a Japanese-inspired garden. This area has a built-in barbecue, pond and cabana. Upstairs, each of the three bedrooms has their own balconies. \ francesca carter

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Kay & Burton Hawthorn 9820 1111 3

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38 Elm Grove, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 6-6.30pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

17 Boronia Street, Canterbury ................................................................. Price: $950,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 11am ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

This house has an evocative setting on Richmond Hill, renowned for its leafy streetscapes and vibrant inner-urban lifestyle.

This oustanding contemporary residence offers secure, single-story living and outdoor entertaining.

Auction \ February 22 at 11.30am

Energy-wise extras including solar panels, a water tank, awnings over large windows, synthetic grass, and even a compost bin give this appealing property a smart, low-maintenance edge. This one-owner home, built in 1988, is attracting strong interest from a range of buyer demographics – couples, young families, downsizers and investors. This is a family neighbourhood renowned for excellent schools and proximity to public transport and the vast recreational spaces of Hays Paddock and other Yarra parklands. The double-fronted house is on a compact 300 square metres, with small gardens front and back and a simple floor plan. Three carpeted bedrooms take the left side, along with a family bathroom, en suite, laundry and double garage. The opposite side of the central entry is given over to a comfortable lounge room with a fireplace at the front, and a timber kitchen and meals area at the back overlooking the sunny patio. It offers easy opportunities to overhaul, modernise or simply decorate. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Let's eat lunch @ Fonda Mexican, 248 Swan Street Let's eat dinner @ Noir, 175 Swan Street Let's drink coffee @ Top Paddock, 658 Church Street

Let's eat lunch @ The Maling Room, 206 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Poppies, 102a Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Between Us, Coffee, Food and Wine, 141 Maling Road


MALVERN east \ 67 Beaver Street This attic house is typical of the grander houses in the famed Gascoigne Estate. Built in 1906, its complex form is typical of its time and illustrates the strong reaction from the slate and stucco of the Victorian era. Its roof, clad with the then-new Marseilles tiles, is a masterful assembly of hips, gables and gambrels. Massive alterations and extensions in the 1980s were confined to the back and side, leaving the street appearance just as it looked the year we got our first electric trams. Its most dramatic interior feature is its superb octagonal entrance hall with a pressed-metal ceiling and art nouveau decor. This front area contains three restored living rooms and a parents’ retreat with sitting room, dressing room and semi-authentic bathroom. At the rear, a new octagonal meals area cleverly echoes the entry and is close to an AGA-equipped kitchen and family room. This new living area overlooks a large rear garden and swimming pool. The second floor has been vastly extended, it has four bedrooms and two studies, made comfortable by evaporative cooling. Outside, there is off-street parking for three more cars. The Gascoigne Estate, a Melbourne gem, contains scores of architectural treasures. It is well served by public transport, shops and schools. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

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Abercromby’s \ 9864 5300

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 3

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3104

Price \ $3.5 million +

Fletchers 9859 9561 4

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Auction \ March 1 at 11.30 am

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 2

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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6/6-8 Derby Crescent, Caulfield East ................................................................. Price: $600,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 15 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

2 Willis Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million - $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

35/2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $770,000 - $840,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

149 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

With stylish lines and its own street frontage, this residence reveals two large living/dining areas, complemented by a separate kitchen.

An impressive position on a high-profile block with sweeping views showcases the grand design of this c1950 house that has exciting renovation potential.

This two-level New York-style apartment situated in the historically significant Herald Sun building offers contemporary living within an iconic landmark.

An exquisite double-fronted brick family house comprising executive study, grand formal rooms, stone kitchen and a rumpus that opens to north-facing gardens.

Let's eat lunch @ Café Uzu, 2 Derby Road Let's eat dinner @ Zagame's, 25 Derby Road Let's drink coffee @ Whyte Café, 1122 Glen Huntly Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Village Café, 2/74 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Kati Thai, 66a Doncaster Road Let's drink coffee @ Fat Owls Café, 70 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cumulus Inc, 45 Flinders Lane Let's eat dinner @ The French Brasserie, 2 Malthouse Lane Let's drink coffee @ Paris End Café, 20 Collins Street

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CAMBERWELL \ 37 GLENCAIRN AVENUE

HAWTHORN EAST \ 453 Tooronga Road

we love it Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

Price \ $1.3 million +

Auction \ February 22 at noon

Noel Jones \ 9809 2000

Price \ $780,000 +

Auction \ February 22 at 10am

The geometric brickwork pattern on the entrance porch gives this house away. It’s an art deco beauty, with modernist motifs on glass doors, and cornices and ceiling moulding inside, as well as geometrically shaped fireplaces, timber panelling and timber window frames almost throughout. Reflecting the emergence of car ownership in the 1920s, it has a garage, and a magnificent garden worthy of a magazine feature in its own right. It’s clear the owners of 20 years have green thumbs. The garden is styled on a design by landscaper Brendan Moar, and features themed gardens delineated by meandering paths made from reused railway sleepers, all kept lush by 6000 litres of tank water. Inside there are three bedrooms – the main with an en suite – and a study. The dining and living room look as they would have in 1929 when the house was built, while the open-plan family, meals and kitchen area is a later addition. The timber floors here match the original hardwood floors at the front of the house. \ LEXI COTTEE

With its back to a communal wall, the renovation of this semi-detached 1930s clinker brick makes full use of its corner advantage. Access to the carport is at the rear, via an automatic gate from leafy Wiseman Street. With no need for a driveway, the property’s south side is paved for outdoor entertaining and playtime, and to hold a shed and copper water feature. The outdoor space, three steps down from the contemporary living room’s bifold doors, is secluded yet in view of the kitchen. The garden continues through a side gate and past the front door to wrap around the main bedroom. The house retains period charm, and the renovation done before the vendor’s five-year residency holds up well, with high ceilings, timber floors and a flowing floor plan. Three bedrooms and a European laundry are off the hallway, plus a tiled bathroom with dual entry. A skylight over the kitchen’s island bench forms a division from the lounge room, and another draws light into the bathroom at the front of the house. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Abercromby's Real Estate 9864 5300 4

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3/44 Murphy Street, South Yarra ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday February 22 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 2pm .................................................................

218 Kooyong Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $4.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 1.30-2pm .................................................................

2204/68 La Trobe Street, Melbourne ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

10a Lawes Street, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday March 1 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat 11.45am-12.15pm .................................................................

This evocative English-style c1932 residence's impressively refurbished and exceptionally spacious dimensions create an idyllic sanctuary.

Superb double-storey, four-bedroom residence with refined formal entertainment domains and impressively appointed living and dining areas.

Ideally placed in the heart of the city, this sleek three-bedroom house certainly stands out from the rest.

A private rear garden oasis complements the fabulous fusion of 1930s and contemporary styles that define this duplex apartment occupying the entire top floor.

Let's eat lunch @ Picnic, 60 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Coffee Darling, 2 Darling Street Let's drink coffee @ France Soir, 11-13 Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ M Bar, 448 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Manse Gallery Café, 603 Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Oriental Spoon, 254 Latrobe Street Let's eat dinner @ The Toff, 252 Swanston Street Let's drink coffee @ A Little Bird Told Me, 29 LaTrobe Street

Let's eat lunch @ Laurent, 703 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Lulo, 798 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Liar Liar Café, 90 Kinkora Road

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Address

AGENT PAGE

Abbotsford 29 Mollison St

Mulcahy & Co Pty Ltd 201

Albert Park

138 Beaconsfield Pde

Marshall White 155

Armadale

38 Lambeth Ave Kay & Burton 3 Elm Gve Kay & Burton 6 Huntingtower Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 17 Murray St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 9 Alleyne Ave Marshall White 10 Elm Gve Marshall White 44 Stuart St Marshall White 2a Redcourt Ave Abercromby’s

Ashburton

91 92 160 175 185 194

Jellis Craig 118 Jellis Craig 118 RT Edgar 142 Marshall White 176 Marshall White 180 Marshall White 185 C + Weber 203

Balwyn

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Christopher Russell Marshall White Marshall White

Balwyn North

Barwon Heads

RT Edgar 205

Blackburn

121 Central Rd

Fletchers 88

Blackburn South Blairgowrie

76 87 90 103 119 120 129 130

1-3 Warrenbeen Crt

52-54 Fulton Rd

102 119 130 174 180

41 & 43 Stephens St Noel Jones 46 Doncaster Rd Fletchers 3 Maylands Ave Fletchers 31 Willis St Jellis Craig 49 Greythorn Rd Jellis Craig 9 Lansdown St Jellis Craig 44 Aquila St Christopher Russell 1/9 Moody St Christopher Russell

Barry Plant 49

22 Wilson Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 96

Brighton East 9 Carween Ave

Camberwell

Marshall White 186

20 Moorhouse St Kay & Burton 62 1a Westbourne Gve Kay & Burton 71 6 Callanish Rd Kay & Burton 71 1 Christowel St Noel Jones 77 151 Wattle Valley Rd Noel Jones 78 9 Glen Iris Rd Fletchers 88 37 Glencairn Ave Jellis Craig 104 47 Lynden St Jellis Craig 105 27 Lynden St Jellis Craig 120 2/884 Riversdale Rd Woodards 131 30a Allambee Ave Woodards 131 18 Kintore St Marshall White 157 7 Sycamore St Marshall White 165 7 Tyrone St Marshall White 167 1/35 Acheron Ave McLaren 192 17 Nelson Rd O’Donoghues First National 204

Canterbury

1 Dryden St 3 View St 67 Maling Rd 17 Boronia St 69 Canterbury Rd

Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Noel Jones

Carnegie

Somers

100 106 107 108 109 121 135 146 148

Caulfield

63 64 65 72 79

90 Gipps St 77 Grey St 81 Grey St

Elwood 8 Byron St

Fitzroy North

Marshall White 181 Marshall White 186

Kay & Burton 57 Kay & Burton 69 Caine 191

Kew

63 Florizel St Fletchers 89 16 Payne St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 93 41 Osborne Ave Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 96 40 Alfred Rd Jellis Craig 121 1 Charles St Jellis Craig 122 132 Glen Iris Rd Jellis Craig 122 63 Staughton Rd Jellis Craig 123 116-118 Great Valley Rd Marshall White 172 176 Finch St Marshall White 172 26 Alfred Rd Marshall White 179 3 Iris Rd Marshall White 179 5 Ferndale Rd Marshall White 181 30 Vears Rd Marshall White 191 46a Park Rd Gary Peer 193 1455 High St Abercromby’s 199 1/3 Hillside Pde C + Weber 203

Hawthorn

Kew East

16 Muir St Kay & Burton 21 Berkeley St Kay & Burton 8 Callantina Rd Kay & Burton 80 Rathmines Rd Kay & Burton 80 Kooyongkoot Rd Sotheby’s 20 Robinson Rd Fletchers 26 Elphin Gve Jellis Craig 3/9 Glenroy Rd Jellis Craig 10a Lawes St Jellis Craig 149 Riversdale Rd Jellis Craig 3/39 Wattle Rd Jellis Craig 3/5 Spencer St Jellis Craig Apt 83, 349 Riversdale Rd Christopher Russell 47 Auburn Rd Marshall White 33 Lisson Gve Marshall White 10 Carson Cres Marshall White 2b Fordholm Rd Marshall White 11 Grattan St Marshall White 7/127-129 Power St Marshall White

Hawthorn East

59 Studley Rd

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1304/480 Riversdale Rd Kay & Burton 453 Tooronga Rd Noel Jones 1/714 Burwood Rd Woodards 23 Cole St Marshall White 4 Ryeburne Ave Marshall White 28 Rosslyn St Marshall White 35 Rathmines Rd Marshall White

Ivanhoe

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70 81 131 163 166 170 182

RT Edgar 138

99 133 140 156 159 174 184 193 196 199

1402/65 Coventry St Rodney Morley Persichetti 74

St Kilda East

RT Edgar 141

222-224 McKean St Nelson Alexander 200

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18a & 18 Lansdowne Rd Biggin & Scott 128 11a Hansen St Hocking Stuart 48 22 Rowland St Kay & Burton 61 8 Segtoune St Noel Jones 80 1 Fellows St Jellis Craig 111 23 Fitzwilliam St Jellis Craig 112 16 Lytton St Jellis Craig 113 4 Majella Crt Jellis Craig 114 6/1 Marshall Ave Jellis Craig 115 111 Pakington St Jellis Craig 126 29 Grandview Tce Jellis Craig 126 176-178 Peel St Christopher Russell 129 8a Belmont Ave Marshall White One 143 6 St Johns Pde Marshall White 158 51 Davis St Marshall White 161 74 Malin St Marshall White 170 14 Mount St Marshall White 171 3 Milfay Ave Marshall White 177 65 Wills St Marshall White 178 3/11-13 Weir St Marshall White 188 308/1 Derby St McLaren 192 3/2 Walton St Mulcahy & Co 201 1289 Burke Rd Megadu 202

Glen Iris

Southbank

1/29 Tivoli Place, South Yarra 2 beds \ 2 baths \ 2 cars Gary Peer \ 9526 1999 Auction \ May 1 at 2.30pm Price \ $900,000 - $1 million

2-12 Oban St Kay & Burton 11/371 Toorak Rd Kay & Burton 2/31 Rockley Rd Kay & Burton 3/6 Marne St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 281 Domain Rd RT Edgar 104/101 River St RT Edgar 3/44 Murphy St Marshall White 17 Hawksburn Rd Marshall White 78 Cromwell Rd Marshall White 6/128 Toorak Rd West Marshall White 1/29 Tivoli Plc Gary Peer 33 Rockley Rd Abercromby’s 62 Park St Abercromby’s

East Melbourne

RT Edgar 205

South Yarra

Beller TBM Commercial 202

Daylesford

1 Kelburn Crt

11 Holywood Gve 26 Belsize Ave

12 Derby St

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig RT Edgar Marshall White Marshall White

351 Trentham-Daylesford Rd RT Edgar 142

16 Dunlop St 29a St Georges Cres 15 Welfare Pde 23 Oliver St 9a Glen Rd 7 Sky Ln 1/105 Ashburn Gve

4/2 Knutsford St 1 Henley St 8 Walsh St 47 Fitzgerald St 6 Leonard St

56 69

106 Mont Albert Rd 57 Highfield Rd 122 Mont Albert Rd 168 Mont Albert Rd 23 Selwyn St 3 Dryden St 21 Alta St 7 Victoria Ave 29 Maling Rd

15 Keystone Cres 25 Elm Gve 29 Munro St 55 Clyde St 45 Ramsay Ave

Kooyong

Noel Jones Jellis Craig RT Edgar RT Edgar McLaren

81 116 134 141 192

77 Talbot Cres Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 97 10/1 Monaro Rd RT Edgar 139

Lower Plenty 35 Rosehill Rd

Malvern

RT Edgar 137

4 Pine Gve Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 16 Winter St Buxton St Kilda 50 McKinley Ave Marshall White 39-41 Wheatland Rd Marshall White 30 Shaftesbury Ave Marshall White

Malvern East

97 128 149 171 188

1273-1275 Dandenong Rd Noel Jones 24 Ash Gve Noel Jones 12 Findon St Noel Jones 2/2 Tollington Ave Noel Jones 379 Wattletree Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 28 Turner St Marshall White 86 Burke Rd Marshall White 14 The Grange Marshall White 9 Kerferd St Marshall White

82 82 83 83 94 162 168 173 177

67 Beaver St 6 Merville Ave

Abercromby’s 195 Nelson Alexander 201

Melbourne 1802/469 St Kilda Rd 204/401 St Kilda Rd 601/2 Slater St

RT Edgar 140 Marshall White 153 Hodges 193

Middle Park

287b Beaconsfield Pde RT Edgar 136 201 Ashworth St Marshall White 190

Mont Albert

12 Gawler Crt Noel Jones 1 Kinloch Ave Jellis Craig 10 Hotham Crt Jellis Craig 3/24 St Johns Ave Marshall White One 7/42 Zetland Rd Marshall White One 7 Streeton Crt Marshall White 38 Victoria Cres Marshall White

Mont Albert North

83 117 127 143 143 183 189

1 & 3/17 Francesca St Fletchers 86 1/40 Bundoran Pde Jellis Craig 127 6 Melrose St Marshall White 189

Portsea 20 Seabird Way

Prahran

Kay & Burton 66

34 Closeburn Ave Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 10 Robinson St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 17 Lewisham Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 32 Gladstone St Biggin & Scott 62b Murray St Abercromby’s

Richmond

95 98 98 128 197

13 Bendigo St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 99 38 Elm Gve Marshall White 183

St Kilda West

61 York St

Marshall White 145

Surrey Hills 102 Guildford Rd 107 Broughton Rd 2 Newton St 1/777 Canterbury Rd 13 Lille St 9 Bristol St 11 Thornton Ave

Hocking Stuart Fletchers Fletchers Fletchers Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

Toorak 12 Macquarie Rd 220 Kooyong Rd 663 Toorak Rd 46 Heyington Plc 9 Stradbroke Ave 206 Kooyong Rd 3/48 Albany Rd 6 Duffryn Plc 1/703 Orrong Rd 16 Winifred Cres 1/25 Tintern Ave 27 Balmerino Ave 32 Sargood St 4/50 Washington St 2/62 Mathoura Rd 4/35 Ross St 45 Fairbairn Rd 218 Kooyong Rd 1 Gahan Crt

49 84 89 90 164 175 178

Kay & Burton 50 Kay & Burton 51 Kay & Burton 52 Kay & Burton 53 Kay & Burton 54 Kay & Burton 67 Kay & Burton 67 RT Edgar 132 RT Edgar 139 Marshall White 144 Marshall White 147 Marshall White 150 Marshall White 151 Marshall White 169 Marshall White 184 Marshall White 187 Marshall White 190 Abercromby’s 198 Williams Batters 202

Wandong

16 Sir Leo Curtis Dve Pat Rice & Hawkins 205

West Melbourne 464 William St

Nelson Alexander 200

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This immaculate town residence, in as new condition, offers luxurious living without compromise in one of the area’s most sought after pockets. Cleverly designed and exuding quality and style, this superb property offers the flexibility of wonderful family entertainment or perhaps a ‘scale down’ option within a short stroll to Glenferrie Road and the private school belt. There are 3 generous bedrooms plus downstairs guest bedroom, 3 bathrooms, elegant formal sitting room (open fire place), state of the art Miele kitchen, beautiful American Oak flooring, sun filled family room, paved North facing courtyard, alarm, laundry shute, 4 car basement garage, 1400+ bottle cellar and dumb waiter.

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SURREY HILLS 102 GUILDFORD ROAD Family perfection with poolside allure Fully renovated to enhance its rich period features and extended to perfectly accommodate today’s family needs, this desirable Californian Bungalow is located in a premium tree-lined boulevard. With easy access to a wide choice of the finest private and public schools, walk to Union Road cafes and boutique shops, train, tram, Canterbury Oval, Chatham Primary School and Our Holy Redeemer Primary School. The charm of leadlighting, ornamental fireplaces, high ceilings and polished boards feature through the lounge and dining with under-floor cellar.

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12 Macquarie Road Toorak

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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 By Appointment, Wednesday & Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Michael Gibson Andrew Smith

0418 530 392 0413 309 605

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220 Kooyong Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Friday 7th March at 5pm

Spacious and Rejuvenated with Style, Elegance and Sophistication This recently renovated three storey home features kitchen with marble table and Miele appliances, light filled and elegant open living area, and intimate and sophisticated dining room. All bedrooms offer Walk in Robes and En Suite, with the master bedroom featuring balcony views of the Dandenong Ranges. Further highlights of this exceptional home include outdoor pool, home gymnasium, Sonos wireless music system, and a 700 bottle wine cellar. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm

CALL Ross Savas Andrew Sahhar

0418 322 994 0417 363 358

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663 Toorak Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 25th February at 5pm 52 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

“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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46 Heyington Place Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 11th March at 5pm

Located in Toorak’s Finest Street This splendid 5 bedroom period home located in one of Toorak’s best streets delivers unparalleled comfort and luxury at every turn.Comprising a grand entry hall, fitted study, elegant formal sitting and dining rooms, powder room, kitchen with butlers pantry and built in barbeque, family and meals area opening onto the manicured gardens, conservatory and indoor swimming pool with spa. Additional Features include self contained apartment, 3 car garage, cellar, gym/home theatre, heating/ cooling, security system and ample storage. VIEW By Appointment, Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Ross Savas Andrew Sahhar

0418 322 994 0417 363 358

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9 Stradbroke Avenue Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 5th March at 5pm 54 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Benchmark Toorak Luxury This luxurious French-inspired north-facing property by architect Robert Schulberg has been implemented to the highest standards with state-of-the art entertaining, a rooftop terrace with city views, two studies, exceptional four bedroom 4.5 bathroom accommodation and a five car basement garage with a gymnasium and workshop. Sophisticated and refined, the perfect balance of formal, casual and entertainment areas are achieved across the three levels. Set on 6500sq.ft. (approx.), the notable residence is close to leading schools, Toorak Village and freeway access to the CBD. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom Michael Gibson

0412 269 999 0419 330 968 0418 530 392

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2-12 Oban Street South Yarra

PRIVATE SALE

A Sophisticated Fusion of Modern Luxury with Historical Charm Modern luxury meets historical charm at Oban South Yarra, a boutique development of 6 sophisticated apartments, located in the stylish and sought after Hawksburn pocket of South Yarra. Designed by award winning architects Jackson Burrows Clements, Oban presents generous designer living that’s elegant, timeless and finished with the finest fixtures and fittings. A quick stroll to Hawksburn and Toorak villages, Oban is just moments away from the alluring charms, cafÊ culture and boutique shopping this exclusive area has to offer. Construction commencing March 2014. VIEW Thursday 5 - 5.45pm, Saturday 12 - 12.45pm, Sunday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Andrew Sahhar Peter Kudelka

0417 363 358 0418 319 439

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38 Lambeth Avenue Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 12noon 56 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 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

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90 Gipps Street East Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 5th March at 5pm

The Art of Perfection This superb 3 bedroom Victorian residence situated in the heart of East Melbourne has been meticulously renovated by Sue Carr reflecting a perfectionists approach to exquisite design. Featuring an abundance of natural light over 2 levels and a tranquil fusion between indoor and outdoor living the residence comprises; expansive main bedroom suite with en-suite and WIR, 2 additional bedrooms, study, cellar, 2 powder rooms and 2 car garage. VIEW Strictly by appointment

CALL Gerald Delany Matt Davis

0418 355 337 0412 466 858

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16 Muir Street Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 3.30pm 58 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

New York Style Living Inspired Architect designed 3 level residence with lift & stunning City skyline views. Comprising 3 bedrooms (all with ensuite bathrooms), beautiful powder room, laundry, study, state-of-the-art kitchen overlooking informal living & dining with north facing private balcony. Includes imported tiling/lighting, hydronic heating, air conditioning, remote double garage with internal access plus storeroom. Enviably located only 150m from the Yarra River and parkland.

CALL Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 Steve Kavakos 0419 470 998 Conjunctional Agent Marshall White Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Tori McGregor 0400 633 992

VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

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21 Berkeley Street Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 12th March at 5pm

Scotch Hill Family Luxury Possessing commanding street presence upon the crest of Scotch Hill, this most substantial five bedroom home has undergone a complete transformation inside and out to provide spacious, luxurious family living. Boasting zoned family spaces, particularly large bedroom sizes, outdoor entertaining overlooking pool and spa, luxurious main bedroom suite, triple garage and a lifestyle location almost impossible to improve on with countless schools and family amenities at your fingertips. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am & 5.30 - 6pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Scott Patterson 0417 581 074

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8 Callantina Road Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm 60 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Beautifully Established Family Comforts Inside and Out A deceptively spacious 1920’s home in an exclusive Scotch Hill position revealing beautifully balanced living spaces, ample 5/6 bedroom/4 bathroom accommodation and sky-high city views amidst an entertainer’s pool/garden setting. Comprising superb fireside living and dining, king-sized kitchen and glass-flanked open-plan casual areas spilling onto tiered night-lit decks for pool and spa-side relaxing, dining or just enjoying the treetop views. A timeless home appointed for family excellence near some of Melbourne’s finest schools and boutiques. Land: 780sqm VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Rebecca Edwards Tim Picken

0423 759 481 0419 305 802

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22 Rowland Street Kew

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 3rd March at 5pm

Unrivalled Contemporary Styling in Prestigious Sackville Ward A stunning contemporary masterpiece presented in one of Sackville Ward’s finest avenues, this painstakingly crafted 4 bedroom/5 bathroom multi-level residence delivers perfect family proportions amidst Melbourne’s most prestigious schools. Designed by acclaimed architect Nic Bochsler, unsurpassed contemporary styling with trademark use of voids, glazing, and changing volumes, showcases artistic vision with modern functionality. Includes numerous light-filled living spaces, conference room, rumpus room, garden-set entertaining, lap pool, 4 car basement garage. VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson Ross Savas Daniel Bradd

0417 581 074 0418 322 994 0411 347 511

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20 Moorhouse Street Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 1.30pm 62 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Exquisite Edwardian on Magnificent Allotment Grand Edwardian epitomises modern family living, set over an impressive 1410sqm (approx.) Ground floor boasts three generous bedrooms (main with en suite and BIRs), smaller bedroom or nursery, study, and second bathroom with spa. Upstairs offers a further fifth bedroom. Spacious open plan family, meals and well appointed kitchen are awash with space and light. Outside features superb alfresco entertaining, 50sqm pool, well-established gardens, expansive lawn and two car garaging. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Scott Patterson Richard Spratt

0400 169 148 0417 581 074 0412 493 189

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1 Dryden Street Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 3pm

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. Vast family spaces envelop a fabulous outdoor entertaining hub crowned by a 15m solar heated lap pool. A flawlessly finished home offering gourmet kitchen, 3 exquisite bedrooms (each with stunning ensuite), executive study/4th brm supported by a 4th bathroom, 80 dozen bottle cellar, lush landscaped gardens and 4 car basement garage. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm & 8 - 8.30pm, Saturday 2.30 - 3pm

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

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3 View Street Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 12noon 64 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Executive Living in Prized Position Superbly positioned within the acclaimed environs of Canterbury’s Golden Mile, this stylishly 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 11.30 - 12pm

CALL Daniel Bradd Richard Spratt Scott Patterson

0411 347 511 0412 493 189 0417 581 074

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67 Maling Road Canterbury

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Impeccable Renovations and Extensions in prized position Perfectly positioned within an easy stroll of Maling Road’s iconic shopping village, this thoroughly renovated and extended Edwardian weatherboard residence successfully merges modern spaces and styling with a rich tapestry of understated heritage adornments. Advantaged by a sunny northerly rear orientation, impressive formal and informal living rooms, hostess ‘granite’ kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 exquisite bathrooms, together with an expansive alfresco entertaining deck and off street parking, confirm its family credentials. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson

0408 753 877 0417 581 074

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20 Seabird Way Portsea

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“Ponte Palma� This is a house that encourages, even insists upon relaxation and entertainment; a universal resort style, with a tropical infusion. Architect designed with the creative spark of an expert and finished with the same level of detail. Comprising five bedrooms, two with en suite, four flowing living areas, north-facing decking and balcony, mod-grass tennis court and ball machine, heated spa, 200 bottle wine cellar, double lock-up garage, zoned heating and cooling. Private, functional and luxurious. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Liz Jensen Linda Boulter

0418 446 228 0438 520 282

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206 Kooyong Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 27th February at 5pm

Apartment 3, 48 Albany Road Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 11am

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

“Renee� Space and Position Superbly located in the heart of Toorak is this exceptionally spacious, first floor apartment with west facing balcony and winter garden, offering excellent potential to further improve in boutique block of only four. Comprising two bedrooms including master en suite, open plan living and dining, study, kitchen with meals area, powder room, separate laundry and double car port.

VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Thursday 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm, Sunday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Michael Gibson Ross Savas

0418 530 392 0418 322 994

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CALL Peter Kudelka Robyn Feigen

0418 319 439 0490 059 653

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Apartment 11, 371 Toorak Road South Yarra AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 12noon

Residence 2, 31 Rockley Road South Yarra AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 12noon 68 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Superb Views from Spacious Penthouse in Stunning Location This stunning top floor penthouse offers remarkable East and West views of surrounding South Yarra situated in a dream location. Comprising a huge open living and dining area with dual balconies, study, three generously sized bedrooms, with the main featuring an en suite and huge walk in robe and 2 undercover carspaces. All just a few minutes from the outstanding shops, restaurants, and bars of exclusive South Yarra. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

Wayne Gillespie’s Inspired Design An outstanding, bright and spacious 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 Wednesday 11 - 11.30am & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Andrew Sahhar Peter Kudelka

0417 363 358 0418 319 439

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CALL Clive Nettlefold Nathan Verwoert

0418 338 459 0413 599 111

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3 Elm Grove Armadale

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 11am

77 Grey Street East Melbourne

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 2pm

Classic Victorian Superbly located within easy strolling distance to Beatty Avenue shops is this generous Victorian family home. With a north facing rear garden and swimming pool the home comprises 4 generous bedrooms, formal sitting room, open plan kitchen living and dining, separate study and single garage. A fabulous single level home with flexible floor plan.

VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am & 5 - 5.30pm

Plans and Permits Approved This charming double fronted Victorian home perfectly positioned opposite Powlett Reserve has approved plans and permits for an extensive 2 storey renovation with lift. Currently comprising entrance hall, study/bedroom, lounge, kitchen/meals area and laundry/bathroom. Upstairs 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom. Self-contained apartment and double garage at rear via very wide ROW. Land size 384sqm (approx).

VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Jacqui Ralph Gowan Stubbings

0418 106 068 0412 269 999

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CALL Andrew Smith Gowan Stubbings

0413 309 605 0412 269 999

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80 Rathmines Road Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 12noon

1304/480 Riversdale Road Hawthorn East

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Unique Townhouse Living This Frank Lloyd Wright inspired town residence offers light filled living and is situated in a highly sought after locale. Featuring well zoned living and dining spaces opening to expansive paved courtyard gardens, generous kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and off street parking. The separate laundry, substantial basement and workshop allows for fantastic storage. Investors and home buyers take note: An opportunity exists to enjoy the residence as is or cosmetically update as you so desire. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

Stunning Complex, Majestic Views, Brilliant Amenities Enveloped by dramatic full-height glazing in the striking Aerial elliptical glass building, this 2 bedroom/2 bathroom contemporary apartment offers a sublime turnkey lifestyle in the heart of Camberwell Junction. A luxurious layout featuring majestic 180 degree views perfectly integrates open living spaces with a gorgeous garden terrace. Includes hostess kitchen with marble benches, exquisite bathrooms, ducted heating, air-conditioning, 2 basement car spaces, storage cage, video intercom. Other facilities include rooftop pool, sundeck, cinema. VIEW Thursday 1.15 - 1.45pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Rebecca Edwards Matt Davis

0423 759 481 0412 466 858

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CALL Judy Balloch Scott Patterson Gary Jan

0408 753 877 0417 581 074 0418 117 272

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1A Westbourne Grove Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 10.30am

6 Callanish Road Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 11.30am

Renovated Art Deco Brick Maisonette in Convenient Central Location Enchanting period allure, lush leafy environs and a central location close to a raft of amenities including zoning for Camberwell High School & Canterbury Girls’ Secondary, showcase the delights of this renovated and fully independent 3 bedroom art deco maisonette. A character-filled two storey brick and stucco residence with easily maintained private gardens, this captivating home includes elegant front sitting room with fireplace, large modern kitchen and adjoining casual dining, alfresco entertaining deck, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and secure off street parking. VIEW Thursday 2.15 - 2.45pm, Saturday 3.45 - 4.15pm

New Executive Town Residence in Leafy, Sought-after Position This brand new 4 bedroom executive residence presents multiple relaxed family spaces over two levels. Includes kitchen with Caesar stone benches, double garage, main bedroom with balcony, living area showcasing glass sliding doors that flow out to the entertaining patio, ducted heating, vacuum and refrigerated ducted air-conditioning, Jetmaster fireplace, alarm, internet and Foxtel, colour video intercom, plantation shutters, drip system sprinklers, Tasmanian Oak hardwood floors and automated front driveway gates. VIEW Thursday 12.30 - 1pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 3 - 3.30pm

CALL Walter Dodich Judy Balloch

0413 262 655 0408 753 877

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CALL Walter Dodich Gary Jan

0413 262 655 0418 117 272

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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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14 Wallace Avenue, Toorak

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

David Colbran Greg Herman

0418 348 481 0411 473 307

9825 0555

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PROPERTIES WANTED Due to our highly successful spring sales, we currently have a number of well qualified buyers with the following requirements 1. Buyer seeking 2 bedroom apartment in the Botanical Gardens precinct up to $1.5 million. 2. Client just sold looking for a terrace on north side of Toorak Road in South Yarra. 3. Executive from UK urgently looking for a 4-5 bedroom family home in Toorak, up to $8 million. 4. Toorak resident wishing to downsize, requires new or as new 300sqm + (30 Squares) apartment close to village. 5. Business executive with young children looking for a family home, walking distance to Glamorgan $6- $8 million. 6. Melbourne surgeon looking for a new or renovated family home on a good size land close to Scotch College. $10- $12 million. 7. Local family looking for 4-bedroom home in Toorak, Armadale or Malvern with low maintenance garden. $8- $10 million. 8. Director looking for large family home with 4 car garage on good size land in Toorak or South Yarra $10- $12 million. 9. Established clients seeks substantial allotment in Toorak/ South Yarra for new family residence up to $5 million. 14 WALLACE AVENUE TOORAK, VIC | 9825 0555 SOTHEBYSREALTY.COM

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SOUTH MELBOURNE, 1402/65 Coventry Street

FOR SALE $815,000

Stunning city views in tightly held location

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This beautiful top level two bedroom apartment features spectacular views of the world’s most liveable city. This tightly held pocket is located within minutes of the South Melbourne markets, Melbourne’s CBD, Botanic Gardens and Port Phillip Bay. Living at

Online

www.colliers.com.au/116077767

Sunday Apartments offers a truly unique and convenient approach to an urban lifestyle.

Contact

Bryson Cameron 0434 608 316

• Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two car spaces plus storage

• Access to beautiful pool and tranquil zone, and internal garden

• 77m² internal area (approx.)

• High quality fixtures and appliances

• Large 22.5m² balcony (approx.)

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'Silchester' c1920 is one of the greats on the Golden Mile. Framed by magnificent gardens lending a spectacular resort feel with N/S tennis court, croquet lawn and self-cleaning pool/spa; this luxury 6 Bedroom and Study residence is a substantial family sanctuary on a 2161 sq. metre corner allotment (approx.). Grand reception and formal rooms highlight refined heritage splendour, versatile accommodations include a self-contained apartment and outdoor entertaining is absolutely five-star. Prestigiously positioned among many of Melbourne's finest schools.

AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 3pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT

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Saturday 11.45am-12.15pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 2161 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Tom Ryan 0413 872 550 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Hawthorn 9810 5000 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.106montalbertrd.com ____________________________________________________

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Malvern 16 Winter Street

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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.

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Office

St Kilda 9536 7222

Contact David Seeber 0421 796 350

www.16.winterstreetmalvern.com

Rohan White 0408 504 448

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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

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´TECOMA´ C1924 GRAND 5 BEDROOM TIMELESS TREASURE NOW A SENSATIONAL FAMILY ENTERTAINER PLUS 2 BED RENTAL CHARMER Relish your options in this glorious masterpiece PLUS attached 2 bedroom home, all on one title & offering additional income, in-law/teen accom or easy conversion into a grand 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 living area home. Meticulously renovated by renowned architects Studio 35 for relaxed style & gorgeous garden vistas. • Off street parking for 3 cars, land 763sqm approx

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BALWYN NORTH 44 Aquila Street Zoned Family Living In Riverside Estate

Auction: Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm Open: Thursday & Saturday 12:00- 12:30pm Contact: Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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

KEW 176-178 Peel Street Possible Multi Units STCA

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Auction: Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm Open: Thursday 1.00-1.30pm Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Contact: Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Ivan Green 0418 326 483

Offering 3 ’site options’ or to renovate the existing residence. A real opportunity to acquire this rarely offered ’double allotment’ or to further enhance this solid brick renovated family home which offers 6 bedroom, 2 bathrooms & impressive entertaining areas. Open plan kitchen comp: stone bench tops, S/S appliances, extensive use of natural timbers, adjoining large meals area, family room & formal dining. Easy access to the large alfresco outdoor area with its northerly aspect. NB: Elevated Kew location & perfectly situated for all amenities, schools, transport, parks, restaurants & shops.

Office: 72a Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517

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BALWYN 8 Walsh Street Art Deco - Easy Living - Reid Estate 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

Auction: Saturday 22nd February at 11.00am Open: Thursday 11.00-11.30am Saturday 10.3011.00am Contact: Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

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BALWYN NORTH 1/9 Moody Street

HAWTHORN EAST Apt 83, 349 Riversdale Road

Villa To Renovate In The Balwyn High Zone

Rare and Special

Sitting proud to the front of the block is this wellbuilt & located unit in the Balwyn High Zone. Comp: Entrance hall, 2 bedrooms with BIR´s, bright lounge/dinning room leading to a kitchen with meals area; bathroom has both shower & bath & is in serviceable order. A single lock-up garage with internal access. Close to shops, schools, tram & buses.

Office: 72A Doncaster Road, Balwyn North 9859 9517 130 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Auction: Open: Contact:

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Thursday & Saturday 1:001:30pm Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

christopherrussell.com.au

An exceptional 3 bedroom ´Penthouse´ Apartment offering security, privacy and panoramas that only ’Ryland’s can offer. Independent living at its best in a 5 star Country Club atmosphere. Ideally located for convenience to transport and shopping. Features: Theatre, library, reception room, restaurant and bar, gymnasium, pool, ´wellness centre´, storage and parking.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9817 0123

For Sale: Price: Open: Contact:

$1.0 - $1.1 Million ONO by appointment Ivan Green 0418 326 483 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

christopherrussell.com.au


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Auction this Saturday 3

CAMBERWELL 30A Allambee Avenue

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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.

Auction Sat 22 Feb, 11.00 View Thu 5.00 5.30 & Sat 10.30 - 11.00 Tony Nathan 0412 285 066 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590

Auction this Saturday

HAWTHORN EAST 1/714 Burwood Road

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A prized find of garden glory Peaceful and private, this renovated ground floor apartment has its own piece of paradise with its enormous courtyard garden (82 sqm app.). This Art Deco charmer features a formal lounge, casual living & meals & granite kitchen/aulndry.

Auction this Saturday

CAMBERWELL 2/884 Riversdale Road

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Located on Moorhead St with elevated views Auction Sat 22 Feb, 12.30 View Thu 11.00 - 11.30 & Sat 12.00 - 12.30 1-714burwoodrdhawthorneast.com Helena Chow 0407 226 828 Caroline Hammill 0418 334 561

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

Elevated to capture beautiful leafy views, this engaging front townhouse blends older style warmth with welcoming light.Entrance via Moorhead St, this spacious retreat features lving & dining room sparkling kitchen & lock up garage.

Auction Sat 22 Feb, 2.00 View Thu 5.30 - 6.00 & Sat 1.30 - 2.00 Jason Hearn 0409 828 590 Ian Riley 0438 065 666

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KOOYONG

10/1 Monaro Road

Ledbury Village town residence set in an established private garden with additional north and south facing courtyards. All conveniently located within walking distance to Kooyong Village and train station, this delightful property comprises a bright and open living room with separate TV den/casual meals area, separate study, kitchen and laundry area leading to north aspect courtyard, dining room with large south aspect courtyard, and powder room. Upstairs has a master suite with walk through robe and ensuite, 2 further bedrooms, family bathroom and separate W/C. Additional features include double carport, under stair storage, reverse cycle air conditioning, and ducted heating.

TOORAK

Saturday 15th March at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Ada Taylor 0428 058 880 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

1/703 Orrong Road

Stunning beautifully renovated ground floor apartment in the renowned "Kilpara" building with a very large wrap-around private courtyard garden. Features: Security entrance, generous living/dining room, sunroom/ TV room, modern kitchen with breakfast bar, main bedroom with walk in robe and vogue ensuite, 2nd bedroom with built in robes, family bathroom. Other features include Toshiba reverse cycle heating/cooling, secure basement parking for 2 cars, lock up storage room and communal facilities include beautiful gardens with an outdoor pool.

Mon 24th February at 5.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Matt Carver 0422 800 600 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

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SOUTH YARRA

104/101 River Street

This inviting modern ground floor apartment enjoys a spacious living/dining room overlooking a private Northern terrace, modern granite kitchen with casual meals area, main bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite, 2nd double bedroom with built in robes, main bathroom with separate W/C and separate laundry. Other features include security entrance, heating/cooling and basement tandem parking.

MELBOURNE, VIC

1802/469 St Kilda Road

This stunning 18th level sub- penthouse apartment, located in the highly regarded Park Central building, offers excellent formal and informal living zones, large outdoor entertainment terrace with stunning views over Fawkner Park, Albert Park and Port Phillip Bay. Comprises: Entrance foyer, large living and dining rooms all offering fantastic views, chef´s gourmet kitchen with meals area, large master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robes overlooking Fawkner Park, 2 further bedrooms and main bathroom. Other features include basement parking for 2 cars plus storage, laundry, caretaker, large outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and superb landscaped garden. 140 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

Sat 22nd February at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

Tuesday 11th March at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 3.00-3.30pm & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


KEW EAST

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.

ELWOOD

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

8 Byron Street

Perfectly positioned one block from the beach and walking distance to Ormond Rd, this period residence provides instant lifestyle appeal. Behind the gorgeous facade, Baltic pine floors and high ceilings continue the period allure through the entrance hall to a bedroom with open fireplace and bay window, 2 further bedrooms both with built in robes and modern bathroom with separate shower and bath, and additional 2nd powder room. The living with built in entertainment unit and separate dining served by renovated kitchen opens out to a landscaped north facing garden. Also features ducted heating/cooling, staired attic storage, tessellated tile secure porch and leadlight windows, all behind a picket fence with off street parking.

Saturday 1st March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday 10.00-10.30am Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

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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.

DAYLESFORD

Sat 22nd February at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm Peter Gray 0499 660 031 Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

351 Trentham-Daylesford Road

Privately located in Daylesford, "The Bunker" balances beautiful architecture with thoughtful design. The bright open-plan living and meals offers unobstructed views of the 3 acre treed setting from huge sliding windows. Modern kitchen with central breakfast bench, dishwasher, electric oven and gas stove. 2 bedrooms with private bathrooms, master with spa. Double-glazing, wood heater, tank water. A high-quality Modscape home with outstanding potential to become a lucrative weekender and low-maintenance rural escape.

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Sat 15th March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Rhys Nuttall 0438 383 221 Matthew Bourke 0448 271 880 124 High Street, Woodend 5427 1222 rtedgar.com.au


Specialising in property up to $1million

MONT ALBERT 3/24 St Johns Avenue www.3-24stjohnsavenuemontalbert.com

Displaying irresistible contemporary style and elegance inside and out, this stunning single level residence, at the rear of only four, is superbly situated near Hamilton St Village, Mont Albert station and parks. Stylishly refurbished throughout, timber floors flow through generous living room with fireplace. The gourmet kitchen boasting stone benches, premium appliances and meals area opens to a large landscaped wrap around courtyard. Two bright double bedrooms (BIRs) share a sleek modern bathroom. Includes a garage.

INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am AUCTION Saturday 1st March at 10am

Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Joe Falzon 0406 114 811

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 7/42 Zetland Road

INSPECT Thu 12.45-1.15pm & Sat 11-11.30am

INSPECT Thu 2.30-3pm & Sat 9-9.30am

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Danny See 0402 533 853

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2 1 www.7-42zetlandroadmontalbert.com 1 The instant appeal of this stylishly presented single level two bedroom residence is further enhanced by its desirable location near Mont Albert station and Box Hill Central. Northern light streams through living/ dining and modern kitchen opening to courtyard.

AUCTION Saturday 22nd February at 9.30am

Todd Braggins 0424 552 238 Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203

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TOORAK 16 Winifred Crescent In an iconic location opposite the Yarra, this breathtaking contemporary domain designed by Karl Fender is as unforgettably beautiful as it is impressively functional. Water outlooks to the pool, river and pond are enjoyed throughout the expansive living/dining with premium Miele kitchen and play-room with study area opening to a wonderful north terrace with pool. Stunning main bedroom with lavish en-suite is complemented by three bedrooms, bathroom and retreat. An expansive gym/living room opens to a huge roof top terrace enjoying views of the Yarra.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Peter Kakos 0418 123 993

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.16winifredcrescent-toorak.com

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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.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5-5.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.61yorkstreet-stkildawest.com

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CANTERBURY 7 Victoria Avenue This landmark family residence "Gooloowan" c1890 exemplifies the elegance of the Victorian era with a perfect combination of period features & gracious interior, arched hallways, formal sitting room & dining room, 4 bedrooms main/WIR/ensuite, study or 5th bedroom, 2 bathrooms & laundry. An all white family area features a granite kitchen, dining with pavilion sky windows plus 2 living areas opening to an alfresco terrace, I/G pool/spa & private north-facing Paul Bangay garden. Incls d/heating/cooling/vacuum, cellar, w/tanks, rem/gates OSP x 4. Land Size 925sqm (approx)

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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.7victoriaavenue-canterbury.com

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TOORAK 1/25 Tintern Avenue In a premier boutique development, this exceptional ground level residence´s absolutely captivating light-filled dimensions reflect refined European designer style and luxury only metres from Toorak Village. European oak parquetry floors, high ceilings and opulent finishes are highlighted through 3 lavish bedrooms with en-suites, beautifully proportioned living and dining spaces, a refined library and state of the art marble Miele kitchen opening to private landscaped north and west facing terraces. Appointed to an incomparable level throughout.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 4th March at 5pm

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1-25tinternavenue-toorak.com

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CANTERBURY 29 Maling Road Meticulously constructed to exacting standards by Stonehaven Homes, this absolutely stunning brand new residence´s generous dimensions establish a new benchmark in designer style and luxury near leading schools, Canterbury station and Maling Rd Village. American oak flows through the spectacular living/dining room with premium Miele kitchen opening to an expansive northwest deck overlooking the garden and reserve. Lavish main bedroom and study are complemented by a 3-bedroom children´s zone with retreat. Finished to the highest standards throughout.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Nikki Van Gulick 0419 325 911

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.29malingroad-canterbury.com

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MALVERN 50 McKinley Avenue The spectacular transformation of this beautiful Victorian residence has created a remarkable family home that is breathtakingly beautiful and eminently functional, near schools, Glenferrie Rd and trains. Glorious high ceilings define magnificent formal rooms, study and main bedroom with designer en-suite. Dark oak floors flow through state of the art Miele kitchen and impressive living/dining areas opening to north-facing landscaped garden. A children´s zone includes 3 bedrooms, 3rd bathroom and study area. Comprehensively appointed with every luxury.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & 6.30-7pm Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.50mckinleyavenue-malvern.com

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TOORAK 27 Balmerino Avenue Luxurious proportions, lavish finishes and designer style define every dimension of this beautiful architect designed residence exclusively situated near Toorak Village, the Yarra and Como Park. Parquetry floors flow through entry hall to the gracious sitting room and expansive living/dining room with premium Miele kitchen opening to northwest courtyard. The main bedroom with designer ensuite, two double bedrooms, study/4th bedroom and stylish bathroom are accompanied by a sensational fully appointed home cinema. Finished with every luxury including lift.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.27balmerinoavenue-toorak.com

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TOORAK 32 Sargood Street Impressively framed by a lush established north-facing garden, this imposing c1930´s solid brick 4-bedroom residence´s gracious proportions and timeless elegance provide the perfect foundations near Hawksburn and Toorak Villages, Beatty Ave, Toorak station and leading schools (STCA). Immaculately presented for immediate enjoyment through inviting library and sitting room both with marble OFPs, superbly equipped European kitchen, breakfast room, light-filled dining, spacious living room and studio/ recreation room. Land size 784 sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.32sargoodstreet-toorak.com

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HAWTHORN 47 Auburn Road This magnificent 2-storey Victorian residence features classic period attributes matched perfectly to a superbly renovated interior with contemporary living areas and resort-like family outdoor living/entertaining spaces with s/ heated I/G pool. The interior comprises arched hallway, sitting & dining rooms both with marbleOFPs, powder room & informal living/rumpus; plus stunning family domain with stone/Euro S/S kitchen+butler´s pantry & deck. Upstairs has 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite & 2 family bathrooms. Rem/ dble garage (ROW)+OSP. Land: 1,053sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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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.47auburnroad-hawthorn.com

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MELBOURNE 204/401 St Kilda Road Magnificently situated in a premier location on the edge of the Domain near the Botanic Gardens, Fawkner Park and Toorak Rd, this spectacular boutique residence showcases a superlative level of finish through breathtaking dimensions. Limestone floors and exceptional proportions define generous living and entertaining spaces and state of the art Gaggenau kitchen opening to a broad covered BBQ terrace. The lavish main bedroom with designer en-suite is accompanied by two bedrooms with stylish en-suites and a fitted study. Appointed with every luxury.

Expressions of Interest Close Wednesday 12th March at 5pm

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Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.204-401stkildaroad-melbourne.com

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HAWTHORN 33 Lisson Grove A magnificent opportunity to extend this distinctive Victorian house to create a very fine family home in one of Hawthorn´s premier streets so handy to all the schools and transport. Offering two bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen with eating area, and bathroom with a separate w/c. Ample Victorian architectural features such as high ceilings, cornices and fireplaces remain. Included in the sale are architectural plans for the extension by Tony Lucas to create a very special home. Land: 1,348sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 10am

Inspect

Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.33lissongrove-hawthorn.com

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Williams Batters Philippe Batters 0418 992 103


ALBERT PARK 138 Beaconsfield Parade The renovation of this charismatic three bedroom, two bathroom Victorian achieves spectacular results throughout a floor-plan in which traditional roles have been reversed as principal living/dining areas accompanied by dual balconies occupy the upstairs level to take maximum advantage of endless views across the bay and city. Downstairs, a light filled family room links seamlessly to courtyard entertaining and off street parking for two cars that contributes exceptional convenience to a location of complete desirability.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 4-4.30pm

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Fiona Ansell-Jones 0410 325 240

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.138beaconsfieldparade-albertpark.com

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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.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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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.3-44murphystreet-southyarra.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 from 12noon

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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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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.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 4-4.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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.6stjohnsparade-kew.com

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SOUTH YARRA 17 Hawksburn Road Totally alluring inside and out, the sublime elegance displayed by this beautiful 2-storey Victorian residence has been brilliantly blended with sophisticated design to create a stunning oasis near Toorak Rd and Hawksburn Village. The Baltic pine arched hallway introduces study (marble OFP) and living room (marble gas fire). Brimming with natural light, the dining room and gourmet kitchen opens to the deep landscaped northwest garden. The main bedroom with spacious custom fitted robes, en-suite and marble OFP is accompanied by two bedrooms and bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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James McCormack 0410 503 389 Heather Elder 0413 273 079

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.17hawksburnroad-southyarra.com

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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.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.45-11.15am & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.9alleyneavenue-armadale.com

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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.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.51davisstreet-kew.com

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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 from 2pm

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Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.28turnerstreet-malverneast.com

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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

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.23colestreet-hawthorneast.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 9-9.30am

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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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CAMBERWELL 7 Sycamore Street Incorporating both timeless architecture and contemporary luxury, this beautiful timber residence´s impressive proportions deliver an exceptional family lifestyle near Highfield Park, schools, shops, trams and trains. Period elegance defines the arched hallway, study and captivating sitting room. The expansive living/dining room with gourmet kitchen opens to a picturesque garden with large northfacing deck and spa. Main bedroom with designer en-suite is accompanied by a children´s zone upstairs comprising three generous bedrooms, retreat and bathroom. Land size: 615sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1:30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.7sycamorestreet-camberwell.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 4 Ryeburne Avenue It is easy to be captivated by this appealing slate roofed Edwardian home with its attractive faรงade, leafy garden setting framed by Silver Birch trees & sought-after location. It features beautiful period attributes merging with spacious contemporary family zones & a 2-storey extension with 4 bedrooms (downstairs main+WIR), 2 bathrooms, laundry, formal/informal living & dining+stylish granite kitchen flowing to a leafy private garden & BBQ area. Incls. d/ heating, split-system air-conditioners, roof+shed storage & carport.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.4ryeburneavenue-hawthorneast.com

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CAMBERWELL 7 Tyrone Street Impressively proportioned, this immaculately presented brick residence provides an idyllic family lifestyle near parks, schools, shops, trams and cafes. Expansive formal rooms are complemented by living/dining and gourmet kitchen opening to north garden and indoor pool. Main bedroom (en-suite) is matched by 3 further bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, study and huge retreat. Land size: 696sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

DĂŠsirĂŠe Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.7tyronestreet-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 create a sensational family domain or alternatively to develop the substantial 1241sqm/13,358sqft (approx.) site with rear access (STCA). Elegance and comfort define sitting and formal dining rooms, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and study. Informal living/dining with adjacent kitchen opens to a verandah overlooking deep north-east gardens.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 12pm

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Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.86burkeroad-malverneast.com

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TOORAK 4/50 Washington Street An aura of style is immediately evident through this first floor apartments light filled north facing living/dining area enhanced by north-facing terrace, Oak floors, gas log fireplace. State of the art Miele/marble kitchen leads to sitting/den. Main suite complimented by custom joinery (WIR & BIR), palatial marble ensuite, generous 2nd BR feat. BIRs, marble ensuite. Nothing has been overlooked to deliver a luxurious Toorak Village lifestyle, including high ceilings, full height doors, powder-room, laundry, duct heat/cooling, alarm, video intercom, lift access, storage, 2 basement OSP.

Expressions of Interest Close Thursday 13th March at 5pm

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Inspect

Wednesday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4-50washingtonstreet-toorak.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 from 2pm

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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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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 from 1pm

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.74malinstreet-kew.com

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MALVERN 39-41 Wheatland Road Set within glorious gardens with floodlit north south tennis court & pool, this illustrious c1900 Victorian residence´s impressive dimensions deliver a superlative family lifestyle near Glenferrie Rd, Malvern station & schools. Magnificent proportions define arched hallway, sitting & formal dining rooms & main bedroom with marble en-suite. 4 further double bedrooms are accompanied by 2 bathrooms. Generous living/dining with gourmet Miele kitchen opens to a picturesque north garden with heated pool & mod grass tennis court. Land size 1106sqm/11,905sqft approx.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

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

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.39-41wheatlandroad-malvern.com

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KEW 14 Mount Street This elegant & luxurious 57 square Architect designed family residence in the Sackville Ward comprises wide entrance hall 5 bedrooms, main with dressing, ensuite & balcony, 3 family bathrooms, upstairs retreat & roof access to City views; generous formal/informal living, state-of-the-art Miele/ stone kitchen, butler´s pantry & laundry. Concertina doors open to a fabulous outdoor entertaining precinct with Gasmate kitchen/barbeque and solar/gas heated in-ground pool. Incls. v/intercom, alarm, heating/cooling, d/vacuum, rem/gates, dble garage+storage. Land size: 645sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.14mountstreet-kew.com

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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 north-east garden with heated pool.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Heather Elder 0413 273 079 Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.176finchstreet-gleniris.com

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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 approximately 1200sqm.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.116-118greatvalleyroad-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN 10 Carson Crescent Private and quiet end of cul-de-sac located off Wattle Road offering about 1,333 square metres or 14,343 square feet of land. It has an existing two bedroom brick dwelling with cellar and triple undercover parking. There is a picturesque separate artist´s studio at the rear of the property in a garden with beautiful mature trees. Coveted position, extremely rare opportunity.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11am

Inspect

Wednesday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.10carsoncrescent-hawthorn.com

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Williams Batters Philippe Batters 0418 992 103

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 from 9.30am

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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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SOUTH YARRA 78 Cromwell Road This superb executive free standing residence showcases exceptional proportions, contemporary European style and Magnolia lined landscaped rear garden surrounds to create a sophisticated sanctuary near Toorak Rd, Chapel St, Prahran Market and parks. Limestone floors flow inside and out adding a luxurious ambience to substantial living/dining areas and impressive Miele/stone kitchen. Generous main bedroom with designer en-suite and balcony is complemented by two double bedrooms, lavish bathroom and spacious living room/study. Secure OSP.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.78cromwellroad-southyarra.com

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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, abundant storage, remote/double garage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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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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SURREY HILLS 9 Bristol Street Renovations plus a 2-storey extension to this classic Edwardian (c1910) timber home have created a totally liveable environment matching today´s family lifestyles comprising dark stained floors, arched hallway, 5 bedrooms, 3 upstairs, main WIR/ensuite, 2 stylish family bathrooms play area/retreat, generous formal living & dining plus expansive informal family domain incorporating a laundry+chute, superbly appointed timber/stone/Euro S/S kitchen opening to a verandah, paved alfresco area & private garden. Incls heating/cooling, rem/carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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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.9bristolstreet-surreyhills.com

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ARMADALE 10 Elm Grove A true classic, this beautiful solid brick Victorian residence in a deep garden with ROW provides wonderful lifestyle enjoyment plus scope to update or extend (STCA) in a prized Munro Estate address near Beatty Ave, leading schools and Toorak station. Baltic pine floors and high ceilings characterise the period allure through arched hallway, generous sitting and dining room and light-filled living/ dining with well-planned kitchen opening to the garden. The main bedroom with ensuite is accompanied by two further bedrooms and a bright bathroom. Land: 535sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.10elmgrove-armadale.com

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ASHBURTON 23 Oliver Street Brilliantly transformed, this solid brick period residence´s exceptional indoor spaces and spectacular garden and pool surrounds provide enviable family lifestyle appeal near Ashburton Village, trains, parks and good schools. Contemporary style enhanced by timber floors and expanses of glass define the exceptionally spacious living and dining room (gas log fire) with stylish European kitchen opening to a spectacular northeast landscaped garden with heated pool. Four spacious bedrooms, retreat and study are accompanied by three modern bathrooms.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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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

Web

www.23oliverstreet-ashburton.com

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HAWTHORN 2B Fordholm Road Designed by Sol Sapir, this immaculate 1970´s residence occupy´s a commanding 708sqm (approx) allotment on the top of the highly desired Scotch Hill and offers numerous options including, extension or opportunity for new home site (STCA). Only minutes to Scotch College, trams and parks, accommodation includes 5 spacious bedrooms, master with ensuite, family bathroom plus pwdr, formal dining room with cathedral style ceilings, fully equipped kitchen overlooking family meals area, living room which opens onto a covered patio and a study/home office with its own external entry.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2bfordholmroad-hawthorn.com

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KEW 3 Milfay Avenue Commanding a spectacular elevated Studley Park location near leading schools and Kew Junction, the substantial dimensions and stylish presentation showcased by this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom classic English-style solid brick residence deliver significant family appeal. Timber floors flow through downstairs study, lounge (OFP), dining, gourmet kitchen and generous family room/meals opening to gardens and a fabulous entertaining terrace offering panoramic views. Upstairs includes main bedroom (WIR/ensuite), 3 further bedrooms, bathroom and 5th bedroom/retreat.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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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.3milfayavenue-kew.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 1-1.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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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

Web

www.9kerferdstreet-malverneast.com

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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 10-10.30am

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Shamit Verma 0401 137 597

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.11thorntonavenue-surreyhills.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, remote 2.5 car garage (ROW).

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 11am

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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 10-10.30am

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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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GLEN IRIS 3 Iris Road This delightful solid brick Californian Bungalow seamlessly blends period charm with modern comfort delivering plenty of family living & entertaining space comprising sitting room, 2 downstairs bedrooms, period-style bathroom plus a light-filled rear extension incorporating a laundry, study/4th bedroom, stylish timber/granite/euro kitchen, north-east facing family living room with void and restful garden vistas to a partially covered paved alfresco area and private rear garden. A generous upstairs main bedroom with WIR/ensuite & balcony with valley views.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3irisroad-gleniris.com

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BALWYN 6 Leonard Street Superbly situated in the heart of Deepdene, this captivating attic residence offers versatile family proportions in a magnificent garden setting of approx. 823m2. Just moments from Deepdene Park and numerous leading schools, this character-filled home presents a flexible 5 bedroom/2 bathroom floorplan with excellent opportunities to further enhance its already strong attic/roof storage credentials. Includes a huge studio/workshop secreted within an enchanting private garden featuring gorgeous meandering pathways, double carport and third car-space.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Chris Barrett 0412 927 409 Peter Mitchell 0418 374 556

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6leonardstreet-deepdene.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 11-11.30am

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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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CARNEGIE 11 Holywood Grove Entirely captivating inside and out, this exquisite c1906 timber Edwardian residence´s impressive dimensions brilliantly respond to every family requirement near Koornang Rd shops and cafes, good schools and Carnegie station. High ornate ceilings and timber floors define the central hallway leading to stunning sitting room (OFP), main bedroom with en-suite/BIR, three further bedrooms (BIRs) and bathroom. The light-filled living/dining room with sublime marble kitchen opens to a picturesque private north-facing garden with freestanding studio.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Fiona Ansell-Jones 0410 325 240 Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.11holywoodgrove-carnegie.com

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GLEN IRIS 5 Ferndale Road Overlooking Ferndale Park and with direct access, this previously renovated four bedroom, two bathroom accommodation and a north facing rear garden with a pool and pavilion convey the family friendliness of ROSEVIEW. Perhaps even better, this outstanding opportunity offers a fantastic potential. Elegant formal living and dining rooms are matched by light filled informal counterparts and a granite kitchen overlooking an elevated deck with views over the pool. Carport plus parking. Options for further updating/ enhancing. Land 670sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.5ferndaleroad-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN 11 Grattan Street In a highly prized pocket of Hawthorn West near the Yarra, St James Park, leading schools, trams, trains & shops, this c1930´s residence offers an exceptional opportunity to renovate & extend or alternatively to build a new luxury home on the premium deep north-facing garden allotment (STCA). Immediately comfortable dimensions exude period charm through timber hallway, delightful sitting room, dining room, 2 spacious bedrooms and a study/3rd bedroom. The large kitchen & light-filled living room open to the beautifully landscaped gardens. Land: 530sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 9.30-10am

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.11grattanstreet-hawthorn.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 35 Rathmines Road This classic slate-roofed Victorian family residence c1890 features a beautiful interior with a double arched hallway, lovely formal sitting room, 3 bedrooms, generous airconditioned main with WIR plus period-styled ensuite & family bathroom; flowing through to a superb light-filled north-facing family living area with adjacent study & cellar beneath, contemporary timber+Euro S/S kitchen and laundry leading to a terraced rear garden with a magnificent mature eucalypt tree gently shading the alfresco area. Incls period attributes, garage plus off-street parking.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.35rathminesroad-hawthorneast.com

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MONT ALBERT 7 Streeton Court Enviably situated at the end of a cul de sac near shops, station, parks & schools, this award-winning 1966 single level residence in a deep northeast garden with pool remains just as stylish & impressively functional today. Full height doors & windows are highlighted through sitting/dining (OFP), living room/study, light-filled dining & fully-appointed kitchen. Main bedroom (en-suite) is accompanied by 2 further bedrooms, bathroom & freestanding studio with kitchenette & bathroom. Offers scope to extend & update (STCA). Land in excess of 1000sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.7streetoncourt-montalbert.com

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RICHMOND 38 Elm Grove An evocative setting on Richmond Hill renowned for its leafy streetscapes and vibrant inner urban lifestyle brilliantly enhances the irresistible appeal of this absolutely stunning solid brick freestanding Victorian residence´s spectacular architect designed dimensions. Spotted Gum floors flow through the arched hallway to two beautiful bedrooms, sublime bathroom and upstairs main bedroom with designer en-suite. Sensational living/dining room, study and sleek gourmet kitchen open to a private landscaped blue stone courtyard oasis.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.38elmgrove-richmond.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 11-11.30am & Saturday from 9am

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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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TOORAK 2/62 Mathoura Road Exclusively situated near Toorak and Hawksburn Villages and Brookville Park, this stunning ground level boutique apartment´s serenely private and generous dimensions deliver timeless contemporary elegance and luxury in an idyllic low maintenance setting. Designed to maximize northern light through all living spaces, the inviting study, spacious living and dining room (gas log fire) and gourmet Smeg kitchen with dining area all open to a private landscaped north-facing courtyard. The two beautifully proportioned bedrooms each include an en-suite.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-62mathouraroad-toorak.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 10-10.30am & Saturday 9-9.30am

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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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ASHBURTON 7 Sky Lane In a quiet cul de sac, this superbly presented contemporary residence´s considerable family appeal is brilliantly enhanced by a fabulous family location backing onto Warner Reserve and Ashburton Pool and moments to Ashburton Village, station and primary. Defined by contemporary elegance through formal sitting and dining room and living/dining with modern kitchen opening to northeast garden with Vergola covered terrace and gate to the park. The main bedroom (en-suite) is complemented by three further bedrooms, retreat and stylish bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.7skylane-ashburton.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 from 10am

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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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CARNEGIE 26 Belsize Avenue This immaculately appointed Edwardian c1910, superbly renovated and extended, is combined with a single-level independent residence with private entrance. Framed by established gardens, the main residence offers beautifully presented interiors of generous proportions including formal living, study/library, 3 delightful bedrooms, bright bathroom, well-equipped kitchen and open-plan living/dining. The rear residence offers light-filled living/dining, Blanco kitchen, spacious double bedroom with ensuite. 3xOSP. Land 679sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Inspect

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

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Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 David Volpato 0414 701 983

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.26belsizeavenue-carnegie.com

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TOORAK 4/35 Ross Street A hidden gem tranquilly situated at the rear of a boutique 1970´s development by Gabor Hubay, this stylishly refurbished 2-storey residence´s light-filled dimensions are brilliantly enhanced by an absolutely stunning landscaped northwest garden and a coveted location near Toorak and Hawksburn Villages. Filled with natural light, the inviting living and dining rooms with a stylish European kitchen open to the spectacular private northwest garden. The main bedroom with stylish en-suite is accompanied by a 2nd bedroom (BIR), 2nd bathroom and study or 3rd bedroom.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4-35rossstreet-toorak.com

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HAWTHORN 7/127-129 Power Street This exclusive Architect designed tri level town residence in an inner urban living Hawthorn location 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 with City views - perfect for outdoor relaxation & entertaining. Features include v/intercom, alarm, Nobo electric heaters, R/C air-conditioners, visitor parking, internal access to rem/dble garage/rear entry.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 12pm

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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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KEW 3/11-13 Weir Street At the end of a leafy cul de sac near Victoria Park, leading schools, trams and Kew Junction, this superbly presented 2storey residence delivers contemporary luxury in an inviting low maintenance context. Generous proportions and classic elegance define gracious sitting and formal dining rooms, downstairs main bedroom with en-suite, three further bedrooms and bright bathroom. Light-filled living and dining room with a gourmet European kitchen featuring stone benches opens to landscaped northfacing garden courtyard.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Wayne Tyson 0409 864 814

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.3-11-13weirstreet-kew.com

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MALVERN 30 Shaftesbury Avenue Desirably situated in a sought after precinct near Malvern Village, Gardens and Central School, this enchanting c1920´s solid brick Edwardian residence´s immaculately presented spaces are perfect for now while offering scope to update or extend into the deep private leafy northeast garden (STCA). Kauri pine floors and high ceilings are highlighted through arched hallway, 2 spacious bedrooms, sitting room/3rd bedroom (OFP) and bright bathroom. The well-equipped kitchen and light-filled living/dining room open to the glorious garden with heated spa.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.45-11.15am & Saturday 10.30-11am

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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.30shaftesburyavenue-malvern.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 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.38victoriacrescent-montalbert.com

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MONT ALBERT NORTH 6 Melrose Street Situated on a large 960sqm (approx) allotment, directly opposite Mont Albert Reserve, close to transport, schools & shops, this delightful solid brick 1920´s residence offers immediate family appeal with enormous potential to further update, extend or rebuild on an exceptionally deep garden & pool allotment (STCA). A parquetry hallway introduces sitting room, 4 spacious bedrooms & bathroom. Soaring vaulted ceilings preside over the superb Ilve kitchen & bright living/ dining room opening out to the expansive rear garden with BBQ terrace & large pool. Ample off street parking.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 Michael Ryan 0400 676 403

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6melrosestreet-montalbertnorth.com

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MIDDLE PARK 201 Ashworth Street In a premier position approx 150 metres from the beach, this ultra stylish residence offers the best in sophisticated Bayside living with interiors by The Carr Design Group & just a short stroll to Armstrong Street Village. High ceilings & wide Royal Oak timber flooring creates instant appeal through the open plan ground floor with a Smeg kitchen & generous living & dining spaces opening to a private courtyard. 3 bedrooms, central bathroom, ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm & security intercom. NOTE: Enter via Langridge Street.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 2.30pm

Inspect

Saturday from 2pm

Contact

Justin Holod 0411 669 161 Damian O'Sullivan 0418 566 916

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101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.201ashworthstreet-middlepark.com

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TOORAK 45 Fairbairn Road With Hawksburn and Toorak Villages, trams and trains just moments away and Fairbairn Reserve as its virtual "backyard", this sublime single level residence provides a sensational low-maintenance lifestyle retreat. Renovated with superb designer flair, the sun-drenched living and dining room served by a sleek European kitchen opens to a west-facing garden overlooking the park. The beautiful main bedroom opening to a courtyard and 2nd bedroom/study are accompanied by a stylish bathroom. Features heating/ cooling, alarm, Euro-laundry and attic storage.

Auction

Saturday 22nd February at 11am

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday from 10.30am

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.45fairbairnroad-toorak.com

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GLEN IRIS 30 Vears Road Enjoying a corner position near Ashburton Village, station, schools and parks, this classic solid brick residence combines delightful period charm with stylish modern comfort in an inviting low maintenance context. Superbly refurbished, polished timber floors add a contemporary flavour to the wide entrance hall, charming living room (OFP), separate dining room and well equipped modern kitchen opening to surrounding courtyard garden. Two generous bedrooms are accompanied by a smart bathroom with separate toilet. Includes ducted htg, air-con, laundry & 2nd toilet.

Auction

Saturday 1st March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.30vearsroad-gleniris.com

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lIght FIllEd ExECutIVE

E2

EASt MElbournE 81 Grey Street

D3

Set in this magnificent park facing position on one of East Melbourne’s widest streets, this deceptive executive residence hides an exciting interior - architect designed - flooded with natural light, producing exceptionally bright and flowing formal and family zones, a central entertaining and dining area, two large bedrooms (main with full ensuite and walk through robe), an elevated study with garden outlook and two car garaging with easy rear lane access.

AuCtIon Saturday 15th March 1:00pm VIEw Saturday 1:00pm - 1:30pm ContACt Paul Caine 0407 393 900

Come experience the difference of living in the light, in this understated delightful inner city home.

caine.com.au

F2

370 Albert Street, East Melbourne, VIC

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

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

AUCTION

This Saturday 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 11-11:30 am &

CAMBERWELL 1/35 Acheron Avenue Charming solid brick 1930´s style apartment featuring gracious formal lounge & dining, two bedrooms, BIRs, modern kitchen & bathroom and large private courtyard. Also features high ceilings, stained timberwork, OFP, picture rails, ducted heating, stainless steel appliances & garage. Easy access to Camberwell Rd tram & Hartwell Station.

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LAND

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

CONTACT John Cokalis 0411 184 124 &

Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

KEW 308/1 Derby Street

AUCTION

Saturday 1 March at 11 am

INSPECT

Thursday 12-12:30pm & Saturday 12-12:30 pm

CONTACT Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 &

278 High Street, Kew

Saturday 10:30-11 am

John Cokalis 0411 184 124

This elegant and exceptionally spacious one bedroom apartment in a luxury development close to High Street shops, cafes and transport offers expansive living/dining flowing to wide balcony with north-easterly views, stylish kitchen, large bedroom and bathroom/ laundry, plus garaging, lift entry, premium appointments and ample storage.

9854 8888

AUCTION

Saturday 1 March at 12:30 pm

INSPECT

Thursday 1-1:30 pm & Saturday 3-3:30 pm

CONTACT Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 &

John Cokalis 0411 184 124

mclaren.com.au


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

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 1:30

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 from 1:00 Guide $790,000 - $860,000 Contact Joseph Ben-Danan 0408 135 948 Limor Herskovitz 0411 961 351

03 A

02 B 02

C

1/29 Tivoli Place SOUTH YARRA Stunningly Luxurious With Urban Attitude (one of four only) Your first reaction will be ‘wow’ as you see the jaw-dropping quality of this stunning apartment. Flawlessly integrating light & urban luxury, the layout dazzles with living/dining, sensational kitchen, two courtyards & full-height windows.

Melbourne 601/2 Slater Street Auction Inspect Office Contact

Sat 1st March at 1.30pm As Advertised or By Appointment 2 Chatham Street Prahran 9529 1100 David Lowenstein 0418 551 559 Lee Pellizzer 0419 513 153

www.123samplestreetcaulfieldnorth.com www.1-29tivoliplacesouthyarra.com

Auction Saturday 1 Mar 2:30pm Inspect Wed 5:00-5:30, Thurs 6:30-7:00 & Sat 3:00-3:30 2 A0 0 A Guide $900,000 - $1,000,000 B1 B0 Contact Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488 2

C

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/

2

2

dining area leading onto separate large semi enclosed terrace, kitchen with stone bench tops & imported appliances, T.V room/ library, central bathroom, powder room, laundry, heat/cool, pool, gym, sauna. Register with Agent for inspection 9529 1100 www.601-2slaterstreetmelbourne.com

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A5 | B3 | C2 | D

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| 2a Redcourt Avenue

A Distinctive, Distinguished Armadale Address

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This substantial Tudor influenced five bedroom residence´s elegance matches the effectiveness with which it meets family needs in a pivotal position from which High Street, Armadale station, trams and schools are all easily reached. Separate grand formal living and dining rooms and a large study/library lead to light filled family spaces and an open plan kitchen with walk in pantry. Classically comfortable, complemented by double garage.

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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 | B4 | C2 | D

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| 33 Rockley Road

Designer Spaces In A Desirable Address

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Nic Bochsler´s dramatic dimensions and deft details define this brilliant three bedroom, three bathroom residence amidst Rockley Road´s leafy streetscape. Beneath soaring 7m ceilings, a central living area is surrounded by a bright separate dining domain, a refined sitting room and a kitchen in which granite surfaces, Gaggenau and Miele appliances match quality to capability. Outdoors, a north facing terrace and swim spa pool enjoy leafy privacy. A double garage ensures convenience and complements sublime comfort.

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A2 | B1 | C1

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| 62b Murray Street

One Of Prahran´s Premium Positions

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The attraction of this engaging two bedroom home is immediately evident throughout renovated, extended spaces. To the rear, the depth of the garden distinguishes this delightful freestanding residence even further. The combination works beautifully and the location plays its part too - acknowledged as one of Prahran´s premier streets, accompanied by Victoria Gardens and Hawksburn Village. Bright central living room and separate kitchen/dining spaces open to the garden´s memorable dimensions. Designer bathroom. Garage & dual storage sheds. Land size 316 sqm approx.

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A4 | B5 | C4 | D

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| 218 Kooyong Road

Stunning Toorak Residence

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This double storey residence´s refined formal entertaining domains and impressively appointed living and dining areas reflect a commitment to first class quality, complemented by a faultless contemporary kitchen. Upstairs four bedrooms, each with ensuite, convey the comfort levels of a superbly designed home, enhanced further by a brilliantly versatile lounge/cinema overlooking a landscaped backdrop and swim spa pool. Lift access to 3 floors, hydronic heating, air-conditioning, CBUS and four car garage with cellar/storage spaces each enhance elite environs in one of Melbourne´s most prestigious pockets.

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A5 | B6 | C5 | D

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| 62 Park Street

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

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Closing Tuesday 25th February at 5.00pm

View:

By appointment Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

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The Askew House

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A4 | B3 | C4 | D

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| 1455 High Street

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Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 15th March at 11.30am

View:

Thursday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

24/7 View:

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GLENEAGLES, Superb Surroundings For Family Life

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FITZROY NORTH 222 - 224 McKean Street

5

4

2

´HATHERLIE´: HISTORIC GRANDEUR ON A HUGE BLOCK This imposing property with a wealth of exceptional 1880s architectural detail is undoubtedly one of the inner north´s finest residences. Its versatile floorplan includes a magnificent ´Great Room´ drawing and dining room, grand bedrooms, contemporary kitchen/informal living opening through wide doors to swimming pool, entertaining terrace and garden, 2 bathrooms and laundry. Set to the rear are 2 self-contained dwellings, converted from the original stables and carriage house; this area offers potential for redevelopment (STCA). http://www.222-224mckeanstreetfitzroynorth.com

WEST MELBOURNE 464 William Street

3

2

AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 1 March at 1pm Thu 5.30-6 & Sat 3.30-4 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 1 March at 3pm Thu 12.30-1 & Thu 7-7.30 & Sat 3-3.30 Carlton North | 9347 4322 Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985

2

LUXURY OF SPACE A discrete street entry ushers you to a residence of substance, beautiful proportion and a sophisticated style. With serious architectural heritage this stunning town residence offers ample space with two brilliant living areas, massive master suite, 2 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 secure car spaces and dramatic skyline views.

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AUCTION

THURSDAY 13 MARCH AT 12 NOON ON-SITE

12 DERBY ROAD, CAULFIELD EAST

INVEST IN A DERBY WINNER • • • • •

Prestigious Office Building Area: 226m2* Rental: $82,800pa* Lease Term: 5 + 5 + 5 Years Rear Car Parking & Access

Fred Nucara 0418 567 560 Liam Rafferty 0421 886 655

Level 4, 613 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 8532 2222

www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411 202 The weekly review \ FEBRUARY 19, 2014

*approx

bellertbm.com.au


Glen Iris Unit 1/3 Hillside Parade

Auction Saturday 15th March 11am "A great design moves with your lifestyle"

Designed by FMSA Architects is this genuine 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse. Offers 2 living areas with master bedrooms and ensuites on both levels, miele kitchens and garaging with individual driveways and no body corporates. All within easy reach of major amenities. So whether you're looking to retire and down size, spend more time entertaining or still have teenagers that need their own space, then this property is for you.

View: Call:

Thursday 6:00-6:30pm; Saturday 12:00-12:30pm Sam Emile 0417 914 343 Clynton Roberts 0412 360 674

Ashburton Unit 1/105 Ashburn Grove For Sale

"Striking Architect Design" Beautiful clean lines, with 3 metre high ceilings, English oak floors, stone bench tops with miele appliances are just some of the features of this brand new 3/ 4 bedroom townhouse, with north facing courtyard garden, adjoining Gardiners Creek and Malvern valley Golf course.

View: Thursday 5:15-5:45pm; Saturday 11:00-11.30am Call: Sam Emile 0417 914 343 Clynton Roberts 0412 360 674

38 High Street, Glen Iris

9885 2444

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O’Donoghues

We put you first

O’Donoghues

Camberwell 17 Nelson Road Superb Victorian with Two Street Frontages Infinitely stylish, this superb Victorian residence has been thoroughly renovated and extended to create an exceptional family environment with 4 beautiful bedrooms, multiple living and entertaining zones, sumptuous solar heated swimming pool and over garage self contained apartment with private entry from Peppin Street. Simply stunning!

5A

3B 2C

Auction Saturday 1st March at 11.00am Inspect: Thursday 20th 2 – 2:30pm Thursday 20th 6 – 6:30pm Saturday 22nd 2 – 2:30pm Contact: Jonathon O’Donoghue 0412 745 707 Simon O’Donoghue 0407 315 049 Jacqueline Underwood 0402 475 895

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www.odonoghuesfn.com.au

9822 3303


www.prh.com.au

pat rice & hawkins

RURAL LIFESTYLE WITH EASY CITY ACCESS

WANDONG

A SUBSTANTIAL RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY ON 2 HECTARES WITH AN ADDITIONAL IN-LAW OR FAMILY APARTMENT STYLE DWELLING SET IN IDYLLIC RURAL SURROUNDING ON THE PRETTY VALLEY ESTATE IN WANDONG.

This 5 bedroom brick veneer home of almost 65m² (or 70 squares) under roof, inclusive of 37m² (or 40 squares) of living area comprises the highest quality fittings and facilities throughout. Fully fitted kitchen and living area, a fully equipped home theatre and a home office. Impressive facilities include reverse cycle heating and cooling, a ducted vacuum and feature lighting throughout. Alfresco indoor-outdoor lifestyle area designed for year round enjoyment including spa, gas barbeque and immediately adjoining is the quality solar heated and lighted lap pool. Inspection is a must to fully appreciate the abundance of features and quality fittings in this architects own home.

441 St. Kilda Rd. Melbourne

SOMERS

FIRST IN RURAL PROPERTY

16 Sir Leo Curtis Drive

For Sale

Melbourne 9866 5588 Bart O’Sullivan 0408 576 582

(03) 9866 5588

BELLARINE PENINSULA 1-3 Warrenbeen Crt Superb 3 bedroom x 2 bathroom home designed and constructed by highly regarded Barwon Heads builder Rob Pittaway. Two separate living and entertaining areas, both opening onto the large deck and garden. Rare 2653sqm allotment with double road frontage. Unsurpassed future opportunities. Surrounded by a fully established garden, offering privacy and the best of coastal living.

Expressions of Interest Closing Thursday 20th March at 5.00pm View Strictly By Appointment Call Peter Molloy 0417 558 205 Peta Walter 0439 354 362 Office 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue Barwon Heads 5254 1688 rtedgar.com.au

1 Kelburn Court

Beautifully designed to take full advantage of breathtaking views to Phillip Island, Seal Rocks, The Nobbies and West Head at Flinders, this commanding modern home is the pinnacle of seaside living just steps from the beach. Built to the highest standards, the stunning four or five bedroom residence combines walls of glass, sleek architectural lines, the latest in home automation and pure form and function to achieve an unparalleled lifestyle. Features four bathrooms, three living areas, entertaining terraces, an executive home office, chef´s kitchen, hydronic heating and airconditioning - all set behind remote entry gates.

Sunday 2nd March at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) Saturday and 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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THE HOME DIRECTORY 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

Garden Consultations Gardens By Glen

30+ years experience in all aspects of Horticulture and Plants. All areas of gardens covered; New Gardens, Maintenance, Renovation and Design. I can supply you with a tailored Garden Calendar for the up coming season. Pinpointing the “Must Do” jobs to keep your Garden at its best. Contact: 0408 456 988 gardensbyglen@gmail.com

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ART Art In Your Home

Looking for beautiful artwork for your home? We have a large selection of original Australian artists, including Indigenous art. No matter what your budget, we make choosing your new artwork easy. Can’t decide? Let us help you by seeing art in your home without spending a cent with our Art Insitu© service. Contact: Philippa on 0413 945 249. www.arttoart.com.au

BATHROOMS Bathrooms ‘R’ Us

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

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Pioneering Bathroom Designs Melbourne Design Awards 2011 Winner and 2012 Melbourne Design Awards Shortlisted. Transform your tired/ outdated bathroom into a modern and innovative design. Over 20 years experience and specialising in all aspects of bathroom renovations. HIA 984704. Contact: Sam 0439 115 225. www.pioneeringbathroomdesigns.com.au

Decksealrevival

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

Smarter Bathrooms

Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call for an award winning interior designer to visit you. 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne. Contact: 1300 662 838. www.smarterbathrooms.com.au

The Bathroom Renovators WARDROBES Green-Isle Built-In Robes

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

Bathroom Renovations The Bathroom Renovators

Our team of bathroom renovation specialists has over 30 years experience in the industry lead by Donovan Harvey. Specialising in: Stepless Showers, Structural Modifications, Full Renovations, Face Lifts. Free quotes. Member of M.B.A - No 007 460. Contact: Donovan (03) 9702 5133 or 0412 980 922 www.thebathroomrenovators.net.au

Bathroom renovation specialists with over 30 years experience in the industry lead by Donovan Harvey. Step-less Showers, Structural Modifications, Full Renovations, Face Lifts. Free quotes. Member of MBA: 007 460. Contact: Donovan 9702 5133 or 0412 980 922. www.thebathroomrenovators.net.au

BIN HIRE Direct Bin Hire

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

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BLINDS A/P Shutters & Blinds

Highest quality blinds and Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in all other window furnishings including Holland Blinds, Sun Screens, Awnings, Venetians, Romans and Curtains. Contact: 9818 1133. www.ap-shutters.com

Bracken Blinds & Shutters

Specialises in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Showroom: 391 Camberwell Road, Camberwell, or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or 9882 3332. www.brackenblinds.com.au

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

COURIER SERVICES Pack & Send Hawthorn

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

DECKING DeckSealRevival Pty Ltd

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

Electrical Services J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all electrical installations: Extensions/Refurbishments, Stove/Oven/Hot Water Repair, Switchboard upgrades, House Rewires, TV/Phone/Data, Safety switches. Free quotes. 24 hour service. Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772. www.jlhuttelectrical.com.au

Rendering Whistler’s Plumbing Services

We are a local, family run, small business with over 20 years’ experience. Our specialties are: Renovations, Blockages, Hot Water Units, Carbon Monoxide Testing, Gas Appliances, Thermostat Mixing Valves & Backflow Prevention (commercial). We pride ourselves in being reliable and professional. Contact: Robert 0447 801 966 robert@whistlersplumbing.com.au

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

GARDENING Paradise Gardening

We offer maintenance programs that are tailored to your garden’s individual requirements. Gardeners that arrives on time & cleans up after themselves! Services include: Garden maintenance, full garden clean up, tree lopping & pruning, instant lawn & more. Contact: 0418 566 241. www.paradisegardening.com.au

GARDEN CONSULTATIONS Gardens By Glen 30+ years experience in all aspects of Horticulture and Plants. All areas of gardens covered; New Gardens, Maintenance, Renovation and Design. I can supply you with a tailored Garden Calendar for the up coming season. Contact: 0408 456 988. gardensbyglen@gmail.com

Town and Country Gardens

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

GATES Ri-cal Improvements

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

Glass Insulation Solartech Glass Tinting

A new cost effective solution to reduce energy consumption in your home and office. In Winter, it reduces heat loss up to 25% through your windows and in Summer it rejects up to 57% of sun’s heat. Frosted and etched films will give you day and night privacy. Contact: Kim 9521 1339. www.solartechglass.com.au

Original Art Expert Rendering

We do all types of Rendering: Brick, Blueboard, Foam, Hellball, Cement, Sand Cement. We also install Foam. We charge from $18 per square metre. No job too big or small. Free quotes. Contact: 0416 296 138 expert.rendering@hotmail.com

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Summer 2014

Art to Art

Dressing up your home to sell or moving into your dream home? Either way art is inspiration and can change a room instantly. Make your walls smile with our wide range of affordable original artworks. From paintings to limited edition prints, Indigenous art and vintage posters, make boring walls a thing of the past. Contact: Philippa on 0413 945 249 www.arttoart.com.au


THE HOME DIRECTORY KITCHEN RENOVATIONS Smarter Kitchens Live in the kitchen you love with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne���s smartest kitchen renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne. Contact: 1300 662 838. www.smarterkitchens.com.au

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

LANDSCAPING Northcote Landscaping

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

Spruce Landscaping Get your garden in order. We deliver gardening jobs such as clean ups and mowing lawns to hedging, paving, planting, pruning, weeding, irrigation, laying lawns, waste removal and more. Enjoy a well-presented garden adapted to your style and taste this season. Contact: Jared 0414 303 557. www.sprucelandscaping.com.au PAINTING Arthur Master Painting Service We specialise in: Interior and exterior, domestic and commercial, roof painting, small plastering, driveways and paving. All work guaranteed. No job too big or small. Free quotes. Contact: Arthur 8707 2376 or 0419 147 020.

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

PAINTING Arthur Master Painting Service

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

PLUMBING Whistler’s Plumbing Services

We are a local, family run, small business with over 20 years’ experience. Our specialties are: Renovations, Blockages, Hot Water Units, Carbon Monoxide Testing, Gas Appliances, Thermostat Mixing Valves & Backflow Prevention (commercial). Contact: Robert 0447 801 966. robert@whistlersplumbing.com.au

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

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RENDERING Expert Rendering

We do all types of Rendering: Brick, Blueboard, Foam, Hellball, Cement, Sand Cement. We also install Foam. We charge from $18 per square metre. Free quotes. Contact: 0416 296 139. expert.rendering@hotmail.com

RENOVATIONS B.R.A.D We specialise in New Home Building, Extensions, Renovations, Decking & Pergolas & offer General Carpentry. Experts in all aspects of home renovation, we can create ‘new’ bathrooms, kitchens & other rooms & facilities for you. DBU-11103 Contact: Brad 0408 446 887. www.buildwithbrad.com.au

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

Frank Duke

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

WARDROBES Almara Cabinets Winners of the Australian Achievers’ Award. Customer-designed wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Renovations, our specialty. 145-147 Williams Rd, Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233. www.almara.com.au Green-Isle Built-In-Robes Built in wardrobes and bookcases. High standard of work and expert advice. Reliability guaranteed. Contact Michael 0407 731 801 or Ah 9350 6362. WINDOW CLEANING Cam’s Window Cleaning Services

ROOF REPLACEMENTS Camberwell Potteries Roofing Pty Ltd We specialise in roof replacement for residential, body corporate and community projects. Re-roofing provides a cost-effective way to transform any tiled roof with a 50 year guarantee. Free quotes. Contact: 0418 321 886 or 9889 4222. www.camberwellroofing.com.au

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

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SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blind

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

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Bin Hire

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

Ri-Cal Improvements

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

Direct Bin Hire

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

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Summer 2014 Gardening Paradise Gardening

We offer maintenance programs that are tailored to your garden’s individual requirements. From initial consultation our team is focused on delivering the results that will make your garden stand out. If you want a gardener that arrives on time and cleans up after themselves look no further! Contact: 0418 566 241 www.paradisegardening.com.au

Window Cleaning Cam’s Window Cleaning Services

Friendly reliable service. Obligation free quotes. Domestic/commercial. Cobwebs, screens & sills incl. Over 15 years servicing Melbourne. All work guaranteed. All staff are police checked. Fully insured. Credit cards accepted. Contact: Cameron: Freecall 1800 010 250 or 0419 501 025 cam@camswindowcleaning.com.au

Courier Services Pack & Send Hawthorn

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

ROOF REPLACEMENTS Camberwell Potteries Roofing

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

Bathroom Renovations Smarter Bathrooms

Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838 Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne www.smarterbathrooms.com.au


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