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ne of the great paradoxes of modern Australian landmines that no government really needs. From governments is that, while the mantra and an unsentimental, political perspective, why would a ambition is for all governments to be “small” government want to put itself in the position of having and out of people’s lives, leaders have never had more to account for the consequences of the next financial to say about virtually every aspect of an Australian’s collapse or investor rip-off, answering to bewildered life. From art controversies to sporting wins and losses, retirees or small investors? political leaders will be asked for, and proffer, With proposed changes to the Racial commentary and often strong opinion on any Discrimination Act (RDA), all I can see is a passing news story. microphone being shoved under Tony Abbott’s It’s hard to imagine the aloof Malcolm nose every time some racist lunatic in some why open a Fraser or Gough Whitlam commenting on dark corner of Twitter mutters something vulnerable some celebrity event of the day. But former about the Holocaust or Muslims or Asians flank? PMs John Howard and Kevin Rudd put and the prime minister being asked if this is themselves at the centre of the 24/7 news cycle what he meant by free speech. As a government – ABC current affairs and FM breakfast teams with an eye to the long-term, why would you want alike. It worked well for their exposure but, like all to open up such a vulnerable flank? The answer might fast-moving machines, there’s the energy of the ride – be principle, but it’s one I imagine might get lost in all and then there’s the problem of climbing off. the shouting. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has For an administration that professes a desire to climb called a halt to the watering down of the financial advice into the back seat of Australian life and let the people laws “for the time being”. Not so with the RDA. take the wheel, this federal government is potentially Late social commentator Neil Postman always making itself an awfully large target. With legislation interrogated a technological advance with the one to unwind consumer protection for those receiving question: what problem does it solve? At the time of financial advice and proposed amendments to loosen the RDA’s introduction, some believed the restrictions restrictions on racially offensive speech, the areas of went too far. But in their most high-profile application possible commentary – and culpability – exponentially – the successful case against Herald Sun columnist widen with the potential to create the kind of political Andrew Bolt – only an apology and an order against

republication were sought. No damages were asked for. A successful defamation action would have resulted in much more. For those who believe the contested writings were offensive, an apology seemed pretty much the right thing. No journalist was locked up, which is as it should be; no columnist, and particularly this one, has been prevented from saying anything he likes about any subject he fancies. Just ask Adam Goodes. As organisations such as the Jewish lobby point out, the potential problems created by people being allowed to be a bigot, as the federal Attorney-General puts it, are clear: so what problem would the changes solve? Remember, amid all the high-flown rhetoric around free speech, had Bolt simply done the one thing a journalist is required to do – get his facts straight – then he could have legally said everything he did. The laws protect commentary made “in good faith”. But Bolt didn’t get it right: worse, according to the judge, he made errors of fact and distorted the truth. We live in strange times when government intervention and legislative change are required to assist us journalists when we can’t get our facts right. I don’t know if that’s an example of small government, but it’s certainly very helpful. \

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olin Hay is sitting in the front room of his house in the hills above Los Angeles. It is 1993. Details of the day are not known, but let’s say it’s hot. There’s lots of Californian blue sky. Curtains are pulled against its heat. Zephyrs lift a single eagle in the air higher, a pin-drop against the blue. The man who has sold, at this point in his life, more than 30 million records is also alone. Just an acoustic guitar. A cup of strong coffee, not whisky. And the ever-present swirl of unfinished songs in notebooks and on loose sheets. A songwriter mate called Tom Mooney breezes in. “How are you doing, Tom?” Colin says. Tom replies: “I don’t know … I just feel like I’m waiting for my real life to begin.” The answer unlocks something in Hay. Like songs sometimes do, one is brought into being simply by the phrase. He begins to work back, to find the story, the chords, the melody. More words follow. Any minute now, my ship is coming in / I’ll keep checking the horizon, and I’ll check my machine / There’s sure to be that call, it’s gonna happen soon, soon, oh so very soon …

Hay explains the story of the song. “The way Tom said that really resonated with me because I was waiting around for something to happen, you know. And then it really struck me that nothing is going to happen to you unless you leave your house, and go out and do stuff and take some action. To make things happen. That’s what I’ve been doing ever since. It’s an important song for me in that sense. Leaving behind the past and just letting it be, you know.” The story begins here for two reasons. The first is to tie the interview in with Hay’s run of shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival titled Waiting For My Real Life, which references the song. Second, and more importantly, this moment was something of a median point in the career and life of one of Australia’s most successful and enduring songwriters. It says much about where he had been and where he was to go. Behind him lay the kind of glory few artists have known. First in Australia, New Zealand and Britain, before the big time in the US where in 1981 his band Men At Work watched their debut album Business As Usual and single, Down Under, reach No. 1 simultaneously. Strewn amid the success were too many liquor bottles and broken relationships. Ahead of Hay from this fateful point lies more glory, though a quieter, unplugged kind. Unplugged also in the sense that it’s not wired. It’s not drunk, it’s not stoned. It’s Colin Hay; acoustic balladeer, storyteller, teetotaller. While as fans we divide our favourite musicians’ lives into albums and songs – expecting this to correspond with something meaningful for them – they have their own distinct chapters. Hay’s relate to where he has lived. This scene in Los Angeles also marked his move away from Australia and the “beginning of my third life”. “I lived in Scotland for my first 14 years; that was a life in itself. The punctuation mark was when I went to Australia in ’67, where I stayed for quite a long time. That was another life. Since then, I’ve been living in California. It’s another life again, completely different and separate. I find Los Angeles a spiritual kind of city. The light and the air has a certain quality to it.” Air is a good theme for this interview, which starts with Hay fully inflated. He is curious about where I live in Melbourne and why. Hay owns a two-bedroom place 8 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

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in St Kilda behind the Esplanade Hotel. He bought it off the plan six years ago. “I can’t think of where else I would go,” Hay says. “I lived there 30 years ago, before I left for LA. Then I came back and I got my own place and now I live between the two. When I’m in Melbourne, that’s where I am. “It’s funny, you know, when you go back to St Kilda, you tend to see the same people wandering about there that were wandering about 30 years ago. They’re just a little redder in the face. They’re a bit more shell-shocked but they chat to you like they saw you yesterday, which is also sort of comforting.” Hay’s permanent residence is in Topanga Canyon in the mountains above Santa Monica, where Neil Young and Charles Manson had places in the ’70s. He and his wife, Peruvian singer Cecilia Noël, own a “small stone and timber A-frame place, built by an old hippie” up among the million-dollar houses on acreage. In the second verse of Waiting For My Real Life to Begin, Hay describes the times as “lean”. How would he describe them now? There is a pause. “Well, they are extremely good times for me in many ways,” he says, sighing, letting out a lot of air before he goes on. An image of Hay slowly deflating like a man-shaped air mattress forms and persists. “The first reason is that I’m still walking around and that’s a good thing. I like living. I don’t know what the other thing is, and we’ll all find out at some point. I turned 60 around the same time my mother turned 90. And then my mother passed away a few days later.”

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n The Age in early 2013, Hay described his mother, Isabella, as a “movie actress who was never in films … a star.” The combination of Hay’s milestone birthday and his mother’s death weighs heavily in his words. After another long silence, he continues to ruminate on the subject of time, one of the mainstay tropes in his lyrics. He references a line from his ballad I Just Don’t Think I’ll Ever Get Over You, which appeared in the platinum-selling soundtrack to the movie Garden State. “I just like that idea of shaking the hand of time and making a kind of deal – the deal is, that it doesn’t really matter how much time goes by, there are certain things that are going to be a constant.” Like so many others in his catalogue, the song – one of the most powerful and poignant odes to the lingering effects of a relationship breakup – also mentions alcohol. “I’m no longer moved to drink strong whisky,” he sings with a kind of weary hopefulness. In other tunes, such as I Wish I Was Still Drinking, he just plain admits it. He misses beer, wine, spirits, everything. He also misses the amnesia, the anaesthesia, the Dutch courage, the

distraction that comes with copious amounts of all of it. Does he still? “Yes. Very occasionally,” he says. “Not enough to make me drink. If I am somewhere where I feel very safe, or if I’m with very close friends, and I’m somewhere where there’s delicious food you know, fantastic wines … Very occasionally I’ll get a whiff of it and think, I remember that. But not enough to make me drink any of it.” Would it be possible to enjoy just one wine with a nice dinner? “Andrew, I’m an alcoholic. That’s plain and simple,” he says. “You have to tell yourself the truth. And it’s not really about how much you drink, it’s about what happens when you drink. I mean, it’s something that you have to constantly monitor and it’s never an exact science by any stretch of the imagination.” This leads us to an interesting place. Hay has copped criticism about his decision to leave Australia for Los Angeles in the early ’90s. The facts are compelling – at that time, Hay was playing to 150 people at the Espy and 150,000 at the Rock in Rio event. You can’t blame someone for going where their bread, or empanada, is buttered. But the facts don’t tell the whole story. In 2004, in another interview with The Age, he said at that time he’d thought, “F---, if I stay in Melbourne, I don’t know if I’ll be alive in five years”. Could he elaborate? “Australia is a very difficult country to stop drinking in. People don’t like it when you stop, because usually they have got a problem as well. The whole country has an alcohol problem. “But I just knew that I had to quit if I was going to survive. I would try all kinds of things. ‘I will only drink wine today’,” he says, affecting a mannered English accent. If this little skit is anything to go by, his Comedy Festival show will be really something. “ ‘I shall only drink with food.’ ‘I will wait till after 6pm.’ ‘I shall only drink white spirits.’ ‘I shall only drink with women.’ ” By the third or fourth clause, we’re both laughing out loud. The moment of levity reinflates Hay and emboldens me to dare ask if he drank when he wrote any of his multiple hits, such as Down Under and Who Can it Be Now? Did alcohol play any part in his creative process as a songwriter? “None. None!” he says again, in the most emphatic statement of the interview. “Alcohol is useless as far as that goes, for me. I mean, I can’t really remember writing a song drunk or when I was drinking, ever.” Ironically, quitting drinking gave Hay’s voice all the qualities of the best top-shelf liquors. His vocal tone, which can be stringent and as taut as an overwound guitar string, is now more often rich, mellow and peaty. His solo work, recorded sober, has yielded many songs of the highest quality.

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Food \ Leanne tolra Reviews BAR NACIONAL

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nce upon a time, in a stroke of Docklands derring-do, a dream team of chefs and entrepreneurs created a drinking and dining venue in the shadow of an accounting giant. The team, chefs Pete Evans (My Kitchen Rules), Gavin Baker (ex The Fat Duck and Little Hunter) and property developer Lang Walker, reinforced its talents by hiring a collection of A-list chefs and limited its risk somewhat via KPMG’s 15-year lease on the city-fringe site. They enhanced a dramatic, glass-walled space with finely crafted bricks, slabs of polished stone, metal bottle cages, mystical 1970s-inspired tiles, frosted glass and amber lighting. Suspended charcuterie decorations, gleaming floors and tables, leather stools and a few faux mounted stag heads add the final flourishes. Tapping into their fair city’s love of all things Spanish and Basque, after stoically travelling to faraway lands for inspiration, Evans and Baker encouraged their special chefs to devise a fairytale menu to intrigue morning breakfast crowds, corporate lunchers, after-work drinkers and stay-a-little-longer diners. A prized Josper oven, snappy list of Spanish and Australian wines, craft beers and cocktails, house-made sangria and tempranillo on tap, plus a charmed, and charming, floor team were installed for surety. Six months on and still trading strongly, Bar Nacional isn’t guaranteed a happy ending but there’s hope aplenty our heroes will defy the Docklands doomsayers. Offering dishes such as a morcilla (blood sausage) cake, sweetly earthy and given density by black sticky rice and shrouded in a golden bready crumb, will help. It was partnered by a knoll of caramelly slow-cooked apple and poppyseed chutney and a shredded jumble of apple and fennel that added subtle astringency. Head chef Alex Drobysz (ex Daniel Boulud’s DB Bistro, Singapore) seems to operate via a formula of two elements sweet to one savoury. It works beautifully again in a mousse-like cloud of intense duck and chicken liver parfait paired with a darling little brioche loaf (by head baker Jo Barrett, ex MoVida Bakery) with an oddly instructional slice trimmed from the end. A flaxen smear of smooth, jammy grapefruit and vanilla puree added a nicely tart element to the package. Only the wording of the menu spoiled any magic for me. With a couple of glaring exceptions, it’s written in that list of ingredients style that I find only slightly informative, often frustrating and unimaginative. Not that I can proffer an alternative description of “octopus, chorizo, kipfler potato”. It’s a peasant-style dish of garlic-licked proteins and carbohydrate, sprinkled with chopped parsley and given depth with an intense grape must or wine reduction. Good beer food, but smallish and tricky to share: “That’s your one-centimetre circle of octopus, I’ve had mine.” A fig, jamón and endive salad of trimmed pale witlof leaves, quartered fresh figs, hiding a finely shaved jumble of jamón Serrano and dressed with a lemony olive oil

Docklands hero: Alex Drobysz is chef at Bar Nacional. (chris hopkins)

vinaigrette, showed the kitchen elves’ talents once more. added balance to the creamy burnt-custard base. Divine. It was an inspired pairing for the “pork belly, blood Quade’s tocino del cielo is a clever play on its plum, hazelnut”. translation as heaven’s bacon and the best-named dish The Murray River-raised piece of pork belly, brined in on the menu. The square of egg-yolky thick caramel liquorice root and dried coriander, is prepared sous vide flan is superb. It’s topped with wafer-thin pieces of style (at 68.9 degrees for 30 hours), then pressed and dehydrated polenta, a powder of caramelised popcorn subjected to a lengthy pan fry. The resulting silky, powder and whorls of dehydrated corn silk. buttery pieces of meat with crystallised outer I wasn’t a fan of the last element, but the concept edges are so similar in texture and mouth-feel is inspired. the (and colour in the amber-lit room) to their Bar Nacional is in Collins Square, just far seasonal accompanying almond and hazelnut-milk enough out of the city to wear the Docklands kitchen emulsion that the dish begs for the balancing label. The 200-metre walk from Southern page 34 elements of the ruby-toned plum. Apparently Cross Station is doable, it’s close enough the plum component is presented in three ways to make the tram trip down Collins Street – diced fresh, pickled and compressed; sadly there probable, and we had no problem parking, at the wasn’t enough of any. front door, on a Thursday night. The dessert list, presided over by Shaun Quade (ex Like those kids’ books where you can skip a few pages Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld), has been widely and to alter the plot, we get to determine the ending of this justifiably praised. His burnt-orange crema catalana, Docklands fairytale. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au topped with coarsely textured, barley-cooked polvorón (a bayleaf-enhanced almond shortbread), had extra To read more reviews elements of savoury contrast in the form of crystallised www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food fennel seeds enhanced with orange zest, which each

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Interview \ PETER WILMOTH meets ray martin and his daughter jenna

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he’s thousands of kilometres away, on a small screen, but from where I sit it’s evident this is a father-daughter relationship based on mutual respect, sense of humour and a shared passion for writing. I’ve been allowed a glimpse of the Martin household, in Ray and Di Martin’s gracious home on Sydney’s north shore. On a computer screen in front of us is Jenna, Martin’s 29-year-old daughter, Skyping from Los Angeles (thanks to the technological prowess of Jenna’s younger brother Luke, 23, who wants to be an actor). Both Ray and Jenna have recently released books – Ray’s is a collection of photographs he has taken over 40 years, and Jenna’s is a novel about being the daughter of a famous Australian, with sly parodies of the entertainment industry. Hmm, autobiographical? “We have this running joke,” says Martin senior. “When I found she was doing the book I said, ‘What’s it about?’ and she told me roughly and I said, ‘You’re out of the will – straight up’.’’ He already knows a bit about his daughter’s book. “It’s satirical. It’s a book that really is meant to take the piss.” He looks at the screen. “She’s nodding. I’m not quite sure how much of that there is. I trust her!” After almost 50 years in the media, Ray Martin still seems to be everywhere – filing stories for 60 Minutes and A Current Affair, doing things for SBS and the ABC (including 7.30 and Q&A,), appearing on The Project and writing books (four in three years). At 69, he’s busier

Martin senior has watched Jenna’s writing skills develop. “She’s seen me in this writing world, which has been my life, apart from appearing on television. Words were played around the house and she grew up with that. She’s a lovely writer.” Writing competed with Jenna’s desire to act and she went to drama school in London for three years. “[To act] was my plan,” she says. “Before that I always used to write because I was frightened of getting on stage and frightened of drawing attention to myself, because there was a lot of attention on me anyway because of who dad was. [But] I got over that and really loved it. She says she’s got to the point where’s she’s “OK with the fact that I have had the life that I’ve had’’. “I think I finally got to the point where I thought, I can’t change the fact that my father is well known, I can’t change the fact that there are people out there who are going to judge me for that.” For the most part, she enjoyed the perks of growing up with a much-loved famous father. “You can’t help when you go to The Midday Show set and see Nicole Kidman walking past and Russell Crowe with his Oscar and not think, ‘God, that looks like a fun world’. I went to dinner with Tom Cruise when I was 17, the one really major celebrity encounter I had as a child.” She’d watch her father routinely scouring the newspapers in the morning. “Every morning thumbing through it with peanut butter on one hand and honey on the other as he was eating his toast,’’ she says. “The

Dad’s the word: Ray with Jenna in 1990. (SUPPLIED)

“i finally got to the point where i thought, i can’t change the fact that my father is well known” – jenna martin than ever and is ready to talk about a little-known passion – photography. But first let’s talk about Jenna. Her novel Driving Under the Influence stars a man who is “very, very famous … the most famous face in the country for most of my childhood. There was Paul Hogan, Don Lane and ‘Turbo’ Turbiton,” she writes. The fictitious Gary “Turbo” Turbiton is a fading star of stage and screen who offers the novel’s young woman protagonist a job as his assistant while he travels Australia promoting an autobiography. Looks like Ray Martin is out of the woods. Maybe. “I spent two months three years ago working for dad as a producer after getting sick of ripping tickets at a box office,” Jenna says. “I had this great experience of being on the road and seeing dad and the way people respond to him. I’ve always known what it’s like growing up with a famous father, but seeing as an adult the effect that he had, that the reach is still there and how much love is still there, and how that has affected me in my life.” Jenna has always written and her book came about after a pitch to Melbourne University Publishing. “I was in LA working for a television company but not doing a lot that was creative,” she says. “I sent the idea to MUP and they said, “Great. Can you write 10,000 words?’ Which I did. Then it was go.” Elements of autobiography? “The basic biographical details are the same in that I spent three years living in London, I worked in a theatre box office, I worked as a television producer on and off, but I’ve taken a lot of liberties beyond that point,” she says. “The whole set-up of the story is completely fictional. My life didn’t go to crap quite as much as my character’s did.” Ray Martin will have to wait until this week, like the rest of us, to read the book. “I read two chapters to him out loud over dinner,” says Jenna, “but that’s all.”

wonderful thing about mum and dad is that I never felt we were treated as kids. I never felt we were forced to grow up, but we were never excluded from their world and things that were going on.”

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art of this fascinating life is chronicled in Ray Martin’s World, a collection of photographs Martin has taken since his career started at the ABC in 1965. There’s Elton John, unrecognised in Shanghai; Lee Marvin fishing for giant marlin; a smiling David Attenborough; Ronnie Biggs wielding a movie camera; landscapes, streetscapes, animals, slices of life. His passion began when he started taking shots of his family. “I took photos of Di until she got sick of that as the kids got sick of it. And I ran out of bribes, so then I had to take photographs of landscapes. It probably gives me more pleasure than writing these days, which is an extreme thing to say. “We’ve just been on holidays with Luke, his friend, Jenna, Di and I, in Paris – three weeks. I get the ultimatum from the family: this is not a Ray Martin photo shoot, this is a family holiday,’’ he says. “I’m a street photographer only because I have to be. I shoot on the run, with 60 Minutes or other assignments I’ve got. I can’t wait for the moment. I’ve just got to do it, like some of the great photojournalists. “The passion has grown with digital because I’m an absolute instant freak, so the idea of taking it and seeing it without having to process it, and play with it and being able to tickle things on the camera because I want a certain effect; that’s added to this addiction. And it’s like what Ian Chappell said about cricket – the more I practise, the luckier I get.” Photography wasn’t a childhood passion. “We never had cameras at home, not even a box Brownie. There are scattered photos of us as a family, working-class, other

READ » Driving Under the Influence by Jenna Martin, $29.99 (MUP) » Ray Martin’s World by Ray Martin, $45 (Victory Books) 14 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

things to pay for rather than cameras. Di and I have been married 40-plus years, and all of that time I have travelled with a camera,’’ he says. “In the 60 Minutes days I was always attacked by the cameraman and the producers for having a camera in my hand. I was there to report, so I felt a bit embarrassed and a bit guilty about lugging a camera around, especially as they were a bit bigger in those days. “Now, because of iPhones, everyone has one – the producers, the soundos – so I’m in my element.” Martin admits he often had to be brought back to the 60 Minutes set because he was off taking photographs. “It’s ringing in my ear, a producer saying ‘We’ve got to do this interview, where’s Ray?’ ” But he has regrets. “I did 10,000 interviews on Midday and other programs. And even Fred Hollows, one of my great heroes – I didn’t take any photos of Fred. I took photos at Fred’s funeral, but I always felt guilty [not having taken more]. Audrey Hepburn. Don Bradman; I was with Bradman for a week for that interview and I never took a photo of him. I just thought I was there to report rather than take photographs,’’ Martin says. “I did a series last year with David Attenborough and we did 24 live shows. I had no hesitation in saying, ‘David, can I take some photos?’ and he said, ‘Yeah!’ – now I wish I had done that with all these people over the years. I’ve done every prime minister, every president since Lyndon Johnson and I never photographed them because I’d feel like a goose.” Martin has never stopped feeling blessed he became a journalist. “I was going to be a history teacher … but I can’t believe I jumped the fence and joined this crazy circus,” he says. “After 45 years, I still pinch myself and say, ‘I can’t believe people are paying you a salary to meet these people’. What we do is dreamtime stuff.” Martin’s next project is a book about Fred Hollows. He is travelling to Malawi in Africa with Steve McCurry, the American photojournalist who took the famous shot of the Afghan girl with the sea-green eyes that appeared on the cover of National Geographic. He is also hosting a project for SBS under the Who Do You Think You Are? banner involving Aboriginal Australia. He will, undoubtedly, take his camera as he adds to his already long CV. “Now I’ve got a book out I can actually put ‘photographer’ on my business card.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We welcome your feedback @ www.theweeklyreview.com.au/interviews


Beauty scribe \ DHAV NAIDU takes a closer look at eye cream

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here is always going to be some level of scepticism when it comes to all things beauty, and the debate about whether eye cream is a necessity has been around since long before I started writing about beauty. Aren’t eye creams just more expensive moisturisers in dainty packaging that beauty conglomerates can sell to help fill their coffers? Do we really need a cream for our eye area? To try to settle the issue once and for all, I quizzed dermatologists and plastic surgeons about the importance of eye creams. They unanimously agreed that it is truly up to you – but your eye area will be ever so grateful if you do apply one religiously. Eye creams are specifically formulated for the delicate skin around the eye, so they are usually thicker in texture. They also contain more fat, oil and a higher percentage of active ingredients. The skin around the eye area is fine and fragile. It has few sebaceous glands and contains less collagen and elastin. It is also constantly moving, with squinting, rubbing and laughing. It is prone to dryness and is quick to show signs of ageing – and naturally needs some help. But before you dive into the world of eye creams, keep in mind that nothing happens immediately, unless it is make-up. Eye creams take diligence, patience and ritualistic fervour to bring any results. It will happen, just not overnight. What to look for in an eye cream: To combat fine lines and wrinkles – vitamin C, peptides and retinol will help boost collagen. For dryness – ceramides and hyaluronic acid will help prevent water loss and improve skin elasticity. Dark circles – may arise through genetics, sun damage, age and blood build-up (remember the skin

area is fine and blood build-up will appear as a smudge along the eye area). Look for vitamin C to help thicken and conceal. Niacinamide, vitamins B3 and K, liquorice and kojic acid help lighten darkness. Puffiness – is a build-up of fluid under the eyes. Research has shown that caffeine can aid circulation to fight puffiness. Other studies have found cold temperatures help constrict blood vessels and can calm puffiness, so keeping creams in the fridge will help. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fine Lines and Wrinkles Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Gel (15g, $99.95) – The zinc helps boost collagen and elastin. Garnier Skin Naturals UltraLift Pro Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Cream (15ml, $16.95) – With a touch of retinol, it goes on like a dream.

Q: What do all these very individual homes have in common? A: Every single one is a knock down & re-build.

Different owners. Different needs. Different stages of life. Different suburbs. Different budgets too. (These have ranged from the mid $300,000’s to $900,000.) But all the illustrated homes were ‘knock-down and rebuilds’. All were designed and built by Fasham. We have been advising, designing and building for clients wishing to knock down and

re-build for over 40 years. We are especially experienced in this niche, with around 70% of all our work being knock down and rebuild. Our designs are individual responses to individual briefs, with houses always orientated to the path of the sun and designed to optimise the potential of every site. Whether you are planning to knock down and rebuild

on your present land (perhaps with subdivision in mind) or on land you have acquired for the purpose, we believe we have unmatched experience to offer. Please visit our display homes in Balwyn North (see address details below), view our website www.fasham.com.au, or call Emma Fasham on 9822 9000.

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Fashion \ JANE ROCCA SPEAKS TO

AURELIO COSTARELLA ABOUT HIS NEW direction

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in any creative field and ever really walk away from it. It becomes a part of who you are.” Costarella’s first collection, titled Minima, sets the record straight when it comes to YTTRIUM’s fashion statement. “The collection is strongly silhouette-driven,” he says. “It’s all about draping, form and structure, and very architectural at heart.” This winter is largely driven by slabs of black, glittery hues and lots of art-deco influences in the way his fabrics fold, swing and sculpt the body. Costarella promises his spring/summer campaign will be driven by brighter colours. “I wanted to present a different point of view, a different side of my personality,” Costarella says of the new collection. “I have many dimensions that I would like to explore as a designer. Design is a creative outlet and should embrace all parts of one’s personality.”

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urelio Costarella’s diffusion womenswear line YTTRIUM makes its debut at Myer this season. The celebrated Western Australian designer, who has been making lavish gowns and dresses for the best part of 30 years, says his decision to start an accessible line is his attempt to make himself a household brand. “I wanted to launch a new brand that was more accessible and spoke to a very different audience,” says Costarella, who has just sold this very collection in Paris and plans to revisit Europe in October to work on a potential distribution deal for YTTRIUM. “I had no desire to produce a traditional diffusion brand that was effectively a watered-down version of my mainline. YTTRIUM is a separate brand in its own right,” he says. Fashion is all-encompassing for Costarella, who admits he doesn’t ever switch off from his job. “My work consumes me,” he says. “I live it pretty much 24 hours and seven days a week. You can’t be

The look

A new diffusion line has arrived on the fashion scene thanks to Perth designer Aurelio Costarella. YTTRIUM is his relaxed yet chic women’s collection that’s loaded with edge and where black reigns supreme.

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chris evans & Scarlett Johansson

WIN! The Returned: Series One.

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we have two special prize packs, including a DVD box set and a rare vinyl LP of the atmospheric soundtrack by Scottish post-rock group Mogwai. Leave a comment on this week’s culture page, telling us why you want to win. www.theweeklyreview.com.au/under-the-radar

festival Melbourne International Comedy Festival \ Until April 20 » www.comedyfestival.com.au Looking to avoid a sausage fest this Comedy Festival? Try Sara Pascoe’s new show, in which she takes issue with facts and notions of truth. UK comic Pascoe has built a name for herself in sitcoms such as Twenty Twelve and by being one of very few women to have appeared on QI. Onstage, she’s a charismatic presence, poking more fun at herself than anyone else. Likewise, LA comedian and podcaster Jen Kirkman finds much hilarity in extreme self-analysis, her style halfway between Tina Fey and Louis C.K. Melburnian Felicity Ward is more concerned with analysing everyone else with her new show, The Iceberg, which is reportedly nothing to do with lettuce. I enjoyed Ward’s last show, which dealt with her escape from alcoholism in a frank but affable fashion.

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The returned

Captain America is Marvel’s equivalent of Superman – tediously patriotic, as deep as the paper he’s printed on and representing decidedly outdated values. Thankfully, Cap’s second cinema outing makes a virtue of these shortcomings. Stranded in our modern world, where heroes are expected to out-nasty the villains, the one-dimensional Captain stands as a rare point of certainty. Chris Evans is still as dynamic a presence as his collectable plastic figurine, but a supporting cast including Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford bring spark to a fast script with surprising moral complexity. Still, if television is becoming the new cinema, these films are becoming the new sitcoms. Each new episode changes nothing. No matter how big the explosions, we know our heroes will survive unscarred. \

Felicity ward

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier \ Opens April 3, Rating CTC » marvel.com/captainamerica

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Robert Plant, musician (and Piers, Year 9)

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Getaway \ PETER WILMOTH spends a long weekend in sydney

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ydney can be a lot of things – and a lot of those things can be experienced in one long weekend if you plan well. We love eating, drinking wine, beaches and hotels with character and charm; on this trip we nailed all four. Our big discovery was taking a bus from the city to Bondi, where we spent the day at the gorgeous Tamarama (next to Bondi) and had a great Japanese meal with some Melbourne friends. The bus was cheap (probably $35 cheaper than a taxi) and it doubled as a tour. With the Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin version of Strictly Ballroom about to open, it’s a great time for a visit to the city that really is just up the road. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.sydney.com

DO \ Bondi to Bronte walk Take a bus from the city to Bondi (it’s easy, cheap and allows a wonderful tour of Sydney) for the coastal walk to Bronte. There is so much to see and enjoy on this short walk. Start at Bondi, head to Icebergs restaurant and then take the pathways to the stunning little beach called Tamarama (whose picturesque surf club features in a recent paint commercial), walking past many bodies beautiful on the exercise stations provided by the council. It’s a great way to get exercise as your breath is taken away by the beauty. Afterwards we stopped in for a bite at the casual and excellent Raw Bar Japanese restaurant (1/136 Warners Avenue, Bondi, (02) 9365 7200)

Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

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» www.rawbar.com.au

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

They win Academy Awards with their films. Now let’s see what Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin can do on stage? Strictly Ballroom The Musical is on at the Lyric Theatre, Pyrmont. » www.strictlyballroomthemusical.com.au

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Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

Q Dining, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour

61 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay, Sydney. (02) 9256 4000 » www.pullmanhotels.com

61 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay, Sydney » www.qdining.com.au

Overlooking Sydney Harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Pullman Quay is an all-suite hotel. Right in the heart of the CBD and a short walk to the Opera House, this is an excellent option for a city stay, especially for those with children. The Pullman Quay Grand has three meeting rooms (if you’re doing business), an indoor heated swimming pool, a spa, sauna and gym. The suites are luxuriously appointed and of a good size, with a living area, self-contained kitchen and a large spa in the bathroom. \

This is a cracker of a place with great food and exceptional service. Ask for the corner table looking out onto East Circular Quay where boats and ferries pass by. It is an entertaining tableau as you experience the recently rebadged restaurant in the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour. \

QT Sydney

49 Market Street, Sydney. (02) 8262 0000 » www.qthotels.com.au Prepare to be wowed. From the moment you step out of the QT hotel’s elevator – which plays songs relevant to how many people are actually in the elevator – you know you’re in for a different experience. Built within the historic former Gowings department store,

QT sydney adjacent to the State Theatre, QT’s foyer hints at what’s to come: walls decorated with old suitcases, televisions, and found objects. The building’s redesign blends gothic, art deco and Italianate-influenced architecture and there’s a theatrical vibe everywhere. The lobby has a bar and café called Parlour Lane Roasters, which simulates the entrance to an old boutique New York hotel. The 200 rooms are elegant, quirky, sumptuous, moody and decorated with style and humour. They’re the sort of rooms – not to mention the magnificent bathroom with walk-in shower – that are difficult to leave. Be sure to leave some time for the Q spa, which includes an old-fashioned barber shop and is listed in Conde Nast Traveller’s “35 Hottest Spas of 2013”. \

Peter Wilmoth was a guest of QT Sydney and The Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour.

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Gowings Bar and Grill

49 Market Street, Sydney » (inside the QT Sydney) Gowings Bar and Grill, as part of the QT Sydney, has become one of Sydney’s hottest spots for out-of-towners and locals. Consistent with the hotel’s theme, Gowings has a theatrical sense of occasion and fun. Indeed, critics are using words such as “charisma, energy and chutzpah” and they’re not wrong. For more casual eating, try the Gilt Lounge or Parlour Lane Roasters downstairs. \ Q dining


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he World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast is famous for close encounters with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. But this 260-kilometre reef off Western Australia’s coral coast (1200 kilometres north of Perth) is also a haven for humpbacks, pygmy blue whales, turtles, dugongs and manta rays, among many hundreds of submarine species. And the warm desert climate of mid-north WA makes it the perfect antidote to winter blues. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au

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\ KENDALL HILL WARMS UP at NINGALOO REEF

Whale sharks

An estimated 300-500 whale sharks migrate to WA every March and April for Ningaloo’s coral-spawning extravaganza, a full-moon phenomenon that keeps these massive creatures fat and happy for months. The semi-official whale shark season runs from March until July, but tourist operators say the big fish routinely hang around until October. Book an “eco-tour” during these off-season months for a chance to swim with whale sharks and also to see humpbacks, manta rays and dugongs feeding and frolicking. Staff at the main tour companies will make sure you get the most out of the experience. Meeting a whale shark face to face is an awesome adventure. They can grow up to 13 metres or more, so you can imagine the shock of that first encounter on the outer reef. But these animals are so placid that fear gives way to curiosity. One of the great wildlife encounters. (Supplied)

» ningalooblue.com.au » whaleshark.org

A day out with Dave Mongan combines adventures on land and in the water. His 14-seat customised Oka 4WD takes groups on full-day tours into Cape Range National Park, a harsh country of stone and spinifex where arid WA meets the Indian Ocean. Visit canyons and gorges, the Harold E. Holt Naval Communication Station – where US naval personnel once eavesdropped on enemy ciphers – and the Vlamingh Head Lighthouse at sunset. Marvel at black-footed rock wallabies in Yardie Creek and swim with turtles in the serene Turquoise Bay. Mongan and his wife Teresa have run their tours for more than 10 years with, as he says, “no complaints so far”.

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» ningaloosafari.com

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Grace’s Tavern

» (08) 9949 1000

(Archie Sartracom)

Ningaloo Safari

Sal salis Novotel Ningaloo Resort

Sal Salis

The best address in the small town of Exmouth (population 2500) is this smart two-storey resort on Town Beach. Behind the Novotel’s eye-catching architecture of pink limestone, corrugated iron, timber and glass lie comfortable, modern rooms that open to sea breezes and the sound of waves breaking on shore. Most balconies face either the swimming pool or the Indian Ocean; some rooms have kitchen facilities for longer stays. \

Nestled in the dunes of Cape Range National Park, Sal Salis combines unexpected luxury with environmental awareness. Its nine tents are solar-powered and rainwater-fed but there’s no sense of deprivation in its handmade jarrah beds, posh organic linen or en suite bathrooms. Exhilarating days spent exploring Australia’s largest fringing coral reef or the rugged landscapes of Cape Range are rewarded with sunset cocktails, gourmet dinners and amazing stargazing. \

» novotelningaloo.com.au

» www.salsalis.com.au

More

» Visit lastminute.com.au/wa for details on the Coral Coast and information about flights, hotels, car hire and activities. » Qantas and Jetstar fly from Melbourne to Perth and on to Learmonth, from where it’s a 20-minute drive to Exmouth.

Thursdays are curry night at Grace’s Tavern, a typical country pub with big-screen TV and a subcontinental chef who whips up a mean rogan josh. On other nights, pizzas and proteins rule. Open daily 5-10pm and weekdays for counter lunches. \ Whalers Restaurant

» whalersrestaurant.com.au

Whalers Restaurant in the town centre is deservedly popular for outdoor dining on local seafood. Paul Minniear’s New Orleans gumbo of local fish, prawns, mussels, soft-shell crab and smoked sausage is a force to be reckoned with, in the tastiest possible way. Open for breakfast, too, from 9am. \ Mantarays restaurant

» novotelningaloo.com.au

At the Novotel, Mantarays Restaurant has a contemporary fit-out and beach-friendly menu of chilled Exmouth prawns, local snapper in laksa sauce and risotto of WA seafoods. The bar’s not bad either. \

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(Iwan Baan \ courtesy of Rijksmuseum)

Rijksmuseum

The Night Watch \ Rembrandt van Rijn

Everything old is new again. For proof you need look no further than the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In 2013, the Rijksmuseum became the most visited museum in the Netherlands, with a record number of 2.2 million visitors. The reason? A 10-year, €375 million ($577.3 million) renovation. Before the renovation, about 1 million people visited the museum annually. April 13 marks a year since Queen Beatrix re-opened the new-look building amid great fanfare. Architects Cruz y Ortiz transformed the 19th-century building into a magnificent 21st-century museum, basing their ideas on the original design of Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers. Restoration architect Gijsbert van Hoogevest and his company brought the original decoration of Pierre Cuypers back to life. The task included bringing in Italian craftsmen to restore the terrazzo floors, which had been hidden under timber for decades, and getting rid of layers of white paint. Today, 80 galleries and 8000 objects tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history from the year 1200 to the present. The Night Watch, painted by Rembrandt van Rijn in 1642, was the only painting returned to its original position after the renovation. Along with many other Rembrandts, you will also see masterpieces by artists such as Frans Hals, Jan Steen and Johannes Vermeer. \

Getaway \ MARIA HARRIS HAMS IT UP IN HISTORIC AMSTERDAM

Anne Frank house No visit to Amsterdam is complete without seeing the visit Anne Frank House. With more than 1 million visitors annually, the museum is dedicated to the Jewish girl who wrote her diaries while hiding with her family in occupied Holland. In 1942, the Frank family – parents Otto and Edith and their daughters Margot and Anne – went into hiding to escape the Nazis. Anne was given a cloth-covered diary for her 13th birthday. She wrote in her diary during the years she spent in hiding at Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. In August 1944, after two years in hiding, Anne and the others were discovered and deported to concentration camps. Of the eight people in hiding, only Otto survived.

» annefrank.org

Ride a bike It’s official! Amsterdam has more bicycles than residents. At last visit count the city had an estimated 881,000 bicycles and 799,442 inhabitants. No wonder the Dutch capital is called the most bicycle-friendly capital city in the world, with an estimated 58 per cent of Amsterdammers cycling every day.

» www.iamsterdam.com

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Ibericus Amsterdam

Wijnbar diVIno

Chic&Basic Amsterdam

Haarlemmerstraat 93, Amsterdam

Boomstraat 41a, Amsterdam » www.wijnbardivino.nl

Herengracht 13-19, Amsterdam » www.chicandbasic.com

If you love ham, you’ll love this place. Ibericus Amsterdam, which occupies a corner shop on busy Haarlemmerstraat, celebrated its first birthday in December. In this modern-day shrine to Spanish ham, as many as 20 hams, or jamóns, sit in metal cradles behind the glass counter. The choice is endless and staff, all wearing white gloves, are only too happy to slice it in front of you to sample. Hanging from the ceiling, like an art installation, are dozens more hams. Take your cue from the hipsters in their skinny jeans and black-framed sunglasses walking down the street eating a pulled pork – make that jamón – bun. If you prefer your jamón sitting down, pull up a chair at one of the deli’s tables. Try a sandwich of crisply crusted white rolls impregnated with garlic, tomato, salt and stuffed with jamón, or a jamón pizza. At the front of the shop, two staff members work non-stop slicing ham into paper-thin slices for take-away rolls for the crowd queuing on the footpath outside the shop’s open window. Ibericus Amsterdam’s claim to be a hipster haven may have gone up a notch after getting a mention in The Perfect Pig, the latest effort by cookbook author Marcus Polman. \

As the name suggests, Wijnbar diVino is a wine bar with an Italian flavour. Tucked away in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, the two-storey bar is cosy, comfortable and perfect for a pre-dinner drink. The extensive list features wines from the north of Italian right down to Sicily. All wines are served by the glass or by the bottle. A plate of olives, cured meats and cheese sourced from small, family-owned farms in Italy was a perfect antipasto to whet the appetite for the dinner ahead. \

Ibericus Amsterdam

You don’t have to sleep under a bridge to spend the night beside one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals. Just book into Chic&Basic Amsterdam on one of the city’s most beautiful canals, Herengracht. Chic&Basic is exactly that – a hotel of contemporary design in a traditional Dutch building with a 300-year-old façade. Stylish rooms with en suites are set over three floors in three adjacent buildings. Be prepared for a steep climb upstairs to the top floor. This is a typical Dutch building after all. Edgy interiors include rooms with exposed timber feature walls, industrial-style lamps, bedspreads in stars’n’stripes and chairs in vibrant, clashing colours. Guests enjoy free tea and coffee in the chill-out zone of white tables and white leather couches in the foyer while planning the day’s activities. The position is fantastic. Chic&Basic is only 10 minutes’ walk to the Central Station and Dam Square, and it’s about 15 minutes to the Anne Frank House. The trendy shops of the Jordaan district, equivalent of Melbourne’s Prahran or South Yarra, are across the bridge and over the canal. \

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CV Sol Sapir Born Melbourne in 1940 RMIT architecture faculty 1958–1962 A fortnightly series on architects who have influenced the way we live.

This innovation gave a new architectural expression to the buildings. The floor slabs were constructed with the American lift-slab principle. The tower at No.333 would have started as a 16-decker concrete sandwich, with the slabs being jacked into position. Those radical, efficient methods of construction are now outlawed. But their engineer went on to develop many novel uses of concrete slabs. Selling off the plan was not permitted. The flats were presented, complete with blinds and carpet, to an unenthusiastic public. Although money was cheap and the effects of the infamous 1960 credit squeeze were over, the new product was too radical. Most of the eventual buyers were migrants, used to high living and welcoming a water view. It took a few years for the new form of accommodation to be really appreciated. No.333 was a pioneer in another aspect. An overheated oven caused a fire on level 14 but new, untested, fire-proofing regulations proved more than adequate. The fire was confined to the kitchen, although 42 other flats had to be refurbished because of water damage. The group spread its wings in a controlled, Melbourne way: the tower at 189 Beaconsfield Parade was replicated in Sydney Street, Prahran, and then One Orrong Road was another dramatic newcomer – Beller occupied what was probably genteel Armadale’s first penthouse. A subsequent re-numbering of Orrong Road spoilt things; 405 just doesn’t have the same cachet as One. As the decade closed, a unique design-build-sell partnership dissolved, leaving inner-Melbourne with about 30 towers, a new look and a new way of life. \

(Mark Rozin)

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etween Luna Park and Albert Park and 1965 and 1969, a new form of housing was created – the middle-range high-rise flat. Until then high living had been enjoyed only by the occupants of a few buildings in the CBD, South Yarra and Toorak and 17 (now 16) Housing Commission towers. Then it all began to change. The second postwar boom was getting underway. The only planning controls required one car space per flat. Sol Sapir was a bright RMIT student. On completion of his course, newly married and impatient to design and build, he didn’t complete the requisite office experience and instead set up the architectural practice he still runs today. He has a long record of quality buildings. His unrealised proposal for the replacement of Prince Henry’s Hospital would have been a Melbourne landmark. His recent transformation of a mundane motel at Royal Domain into a sparkling apartment tower is another example of his talents. In 1964 Sapir teamed up with Nathan Beller, an established real-estate agent, and Martin Sachs, a successful commercial builder. Their first projects were two nine-storied towers in Alfred Square, St Kilda. Using new, high-compressive bricks, the buildings had no columns: conventional house construction multiplied by nine. The team progressed to concrete construction. In Beaconsfield Parade, their towers at No.333 (in St Kilda West) and No.189 (Middle Park) were revolutionary. The concrete central lift and stair cores were built with steel slip formwork that was jacked up floor by floor. The facades were precast concrete units – one per room.

189 beaconsfield parade

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shaping melbourne \ with neil Clerehan

333 beaconsfield parade

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Developing our city STEVE DOW meets a sculptor with a high-viz outlook

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culptor Emily Floyd first created public art by making a giant black rabbit to order for Docklands. \ Her best-known piece, however, is a figurative 13-metre-high steel blackbird eyeing an abstract yellow worm, a work enthusiastically critiqued by drivers along the EastLink motorway – or, as a local Dandenong newspaper put it, “Big Chook Gets Dirty Looks”. The idea behind Floyd’s Public Art Strategy – her name for the bird and worm – hinges on Melbourne’s expansion: connecting the city with a playful nod to other artists’ public artworks. Yet Art Collector magazine’s latest issue says the visibility of Floyd’s public art “may be unrivalled by any other Australian artist”. The 41-year-old Melburnian will have two substantial career surveys this year. Last month, Emily Floyd: Far Rainbow, at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen, unveiled a new public sculpture, Abstract Labour, referencing in big letters a Karl Marx concept; in November, the National Gallery of Victoria will host Emily Floyd: The Dawn. Floyd works from her Preston home alongside her partner and fellow artist Eddy Parritt. Their son, Max, 8, also shows artistic promise. Toy shapes and fun alphabet letters are Floyd’s signature styles, but her sophisticated art bears the weight of modernism – as in Modern Ladies, sculpted in mountain ash and finished with French polish – as

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well as constructivism, radical social movements and feminist ideals. She holds to Rudolf Steiner’s belief that a child’s development can have a foundation in geometry, and says it is imperative that public art be accessible. “People understand public art is for them,’’ she says. “It’s satisfying because people don’t hold back. They say, ‘I hate that’ or, ‘I like that’. Just that slight change out into the open really does change people’s responses. But there’s also pitfalls; it’s a strange realm where artists’ work does get dissipated.” The bird and worm on EastLink, she says, comprises “a little bit of everything together to ask ‘What’s next?’” The work references Clement Meadmore’s Dervish sculpture at Southbank – “Someone called Dervish a poo sculpture”, says Floyd with a laugh – as well as Ron Robertson-Swann’s Vault, colloquially known as the Yellow Peril when installed in the City Square in 1980. The bird and worm also have traces of Inge King’s Forward Surge, the wave sculpture near the Arts Centre; Peter Corlett’s Tarax Play Sculpture, shaped in circular white forms at McClelland Sculpture Park; and Bruce Armstrong’s 25-metre Bunjil the eagle, currently at Docklands but scanning the horizon for a new home. Floyd’s sculptural playfulness began while she was growing up in Canterbury and later Fitzroy. Her father Dennis and paternal grandmother Violet Hillbrick made toys for a living. Floyd worked alongside them in the workshop, repeatedly creating geometric forms and stacking them in boxes for sale. Dennis favoured wooden toys and kindergarten furniture, inspired by his trips to toy workshops in communist-era eastern Europe. Violet made modular block trains and trucks. Even though her family does not hail from Europe, Floyd was thus influenced by modernist movements such as De Stijl, the Bauhaus and constructivism, developing an abiding interest in Russian designer Alexander Rodchenko’s posters.

AN OPEN SPACE \ 2011

EMILY FLOYD

SIGNATURE WORK \ 2005

“Contemporary art in itself is a form of alternative education” In high school she was drawn to themes explored by authors Dostoevsky, Kafka and Camus, “the existential character who wanders and tries to remake the city. There’s something there for thinking about the potential for art.” But she also pokes fun in her art at the male machismo of existentialism, “how artists make themselves as heroes”. Floyd’s mother, Frances, belonged to a “very optimistic feminist movement” that showed women how to set up childcare so they could enter public life. Their ideas for designing childhood and public spaces, alternative education and community influenced Floyd’s art making. That feminist collective published a magazine, Ripple, which employed pre-digital rub-on Letraset for headlines; this invention and shifting of slogans directly influenced Floyd’s interest in typography-based sculpture, as in her coloured-lettered work for the Monash University of Art Ian Potter Sculpture

Commission, This Place Will Always Be Open, a direct missive from radical student politics. Floyd, who studied but didn’t complete a psychology degree at Swinburne in the late 1980s, “dabbled” in radical student politics at the time tertiary fees were being reintroduced, “but I wasn’t very good at it”. She sees language as something that can be rearranged “like a material; not set in stone. You can move language around and change ideas”. Her 2012 work, entitled and spelling out New Ways of Thinking, at the Docklands Lacrosse development masks the fact Floyd went to a state school. It was her brother, David, who went to a Montessori kindergarten and then to Preshil – but he became an economist. “I think [state school] was good for me – I needed structure,” she quips. “But I’ve always been interested in different, alternative education. Contemporary art in itself is a form of alternative education.” \ editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

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IRONIC ICONIC \ RACHEL BERGER finds

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’ve been maintaining my mental health by running on a treadmill. I feel like an idiot running on the spot while a piece of rubber rushes me along. However, I do relish the choice of virtual jogging modes. If only we had the same choices for our life journeys: uphill, cardio workout, fat burner and, my favourite mode for life as well, random. That’s where the degree of difficulty is out of your control. Sound familiar? The same options apply on stationary bikes. I feel even more of a tosser hunched over a cycling machine, sweating like a politician being interviewed by Leigh Sales on 7.30, and not actually travelling anywhere. I’m not great at balancing my body weight. I have to crash-test each new pair of stilettos to determine the potential damage I could inflict on bystanders and myself. Every time I’ve tried to surf I’ve landed unceremoniously panting in the shallows. The Berger chaos theory: whenever a butterfly flutters its wings, I topple over. I don’t need to move – I can come a cropper contemplating a shift from one foot to the other. Experts have told me it’s something to do with my inner ear – I blame the butterflies. However, if I walk on a riverside path or a bush track surrounded by nature, I never fall. Perhaps it’s the regular meditative roll and rhythm of walking outdoors or moving briskly through the landscape and connecting

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make your move St Kilda Beach to Half Moon Bay Starting at the tourist end at St Kilda Beach, you have the sea on one side and the diversity of shops, cafés and houses on the other. This 13-kilometre trail follows the beachside bike path from St Kilda Beach via Brighton and Sandringham to Half Moon Bay. No getting lost here; ride or walk away from the city skyline to get out, and towards the city skyline to get back. But if you’re walking on a weekend, keep clear of the hundreds of cyclists maximising the flat, beachside bike path. They’re zealous about their bikes and their designer Lycra layers. I’m always compelled to stop and watch the light reflecting off the water – sparkarlarkalarkaling! \

Jells Park The main Dandenong Creek Trail runs north-south through Jells Park, linking the EastLink Trail, Scotchmans Creek pathway and the Knox bike track. The paths here are shared, so you can take your choice of cycling, jogging or walking. Tracks wind through the park, with gentle slopes that may challenge the beginner rider to master their brakes; great practice for a bigger climb next time. With more than nine kilometres of paths and trails, this is a perfect family destination. The conservation trail meanders through wetlands and billabongs teeming with native bird life such as the purple swamphen, the white-faced heron and the majestic pelican. \

The Outer Circle Railway Anniversary Trail

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with the terrain that stabilises me. Surrounded by beauty, I’m a phenomenal walker; my regret is that I’ve never had the confidence to ride a bike on the cycle trails I walk. I know walking frees the mind and sparks the imagination. Charles Dickens – the writer, not the podiatrist – recorded that during 20-mile (32-kilometre) treks, he’d come up with plots. I get it, but I can’t help being envious of the bike rider zooming past, breeze in her face. The ground resonates beneath my feet and she’s gone. Thanks to lobbying by bike groups and the examples of European cities, our town planners and road builders have created a bicycle network that dovetails into road and rail. The Capital City Trail is part of it and consists almost entirely of smooth pavement; it’s an easy cycle – so easy, in fact, I’ve walked it. The 29-kilometre loop follows part of the Yarra River close to landmarks such as the Arts Centre, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the MCG, Melbourne Park and Como House, through to the Collingwood Children’s Farm, Dights Falls and Yarra Bend Park. The second part follows the old Inner Circle Railway through Royal Park, along Moonee Ponds Creek towards Docklands, the Polly Woodside museum and the Exhibition Centre, before returning to Southbank. It’s a circuit trail, so there’s no designated start or end; you could start anywhere and give yourself a new adventure in a different landscape every time. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

A disused railway line ignites a childlike sense of mystery and adventure. Rail trails exist across Australia, meandering through the countryside linking country towns just as railways did in the past. These paths, recycled from abandoned railway corridors, offer the opportunity to connect with the city’s history in an active way; they can be used for walking, cycling and horse riding. The Outer Circle Railway Anniversary Trail from Fairfield to East Malvern is a picturesque and educational journey dotted with history boards at former station sites. It runs for 18 kilometres from the Yarra River Trail near the Eastern Freeway at Fairfield, to Gardiners Creek Trail in the south. \

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The seasonal kitchen

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adek Rozkiewicz wants Australians to rethink their relationship with their kitchens. The RMIT industrial design graduate has designed a socially responsible kitchen he hopes will be a prototype for kitchens of the future. It is smaller, simpler and designed to reduce food waste and energy consumption. The kitchen also encourages people to eat a fresher, healthier diet, and it has won Rozkiewicz last year’s Green Innovator of the Year award. “In Australian households generally we are wasteful with food. Large supermarkets have two-for-one deals and you go there with the intention of buying a few things but you walk out with a lot more products,” he says. “The traditional kitchen is designed for that. There is huge storage capacity, cupboards stacked with food, deep shelves so you don’t remember what food you have, and food is also hidden away in the fridge so you forget about that lettuce or those tomatoes. There is often a lot of bench space, but there is so much stuff that people end up having nowhere to prepare their food. “In my kitchen, food storage, preparation and eating are in one space, there is no plumbing and power and you can take the kitchen wherever you want to go.” Rozkiewicz designed his kitchen, IN Season, as the major project in the final year of his industrial design degree. He says his research found a sustainable kitchen is a small kitchen with less storage space. “You can’t adopt the philosophy of the supermarket to consume more, spend more, waste more.” Water, supplied from an outdoor water tank, is stored in a terracotta pot on wheels that can be moved inside and outside. Another pot on wheels is for composting waste. A terracotta pot also provides refrigeration. Porous terracotta absorbs moisture and cools. “The dish rack is above the terracotta pot. So when 34 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

plates are rinsed, the cool water drips onto the sit on. When you’ve finished, it slides underneath the terracotta and cools the pot and you store things inside larger table,’’ says Rozkiewicz. “I liked the idea of a large there that need to be cool,” says Rozkiewicz. “But if you table so you can have people sitting around while you want to store meat or fish, you’d have to buy them fresh cook. But the space can also be made compact.” on the day.” Rozkiewicz, who designed and built IN Season in A shelf with pigeon holes is used to store and six months, is now looking for an internship at various separate foods while keeping them visible. Some have a design consultancies to see how they operate and decide terracotta tile base, to keep foods cool and fresher for which area of design he’d like to pursue. longer. Some have small containers for water to The Green Innovator of the Year award keep fruit and vegetables watered, such as is part of the Sustainable Living Festival celery and lettuce. and invites RMIT students and recent “You can see instantly what food graduates to present their ideas for a you have available. You can see if the sustainable future. celery is starting to wilt and needs to Rozkiewicz says he wants to work on be used, or if the bananas are starting the ethical, sustainable side of design to go brown, and that reduces waste,” and focus on design in the home for Rozkiewicz says. the next few years. “I’d like to make The recycled timber shelving has furniture out of unwanted materials hooks to hang bags of potatoes, onion, and reimbue them with value.’’ garlic and other vegetables that need to be At high school, Rozkiewicz enjoyed stored in the dark. The kitchen also features digital communications and design and in a seasonal clock that illustrates what fruit his final project in year 12 he designed a Radek Rozkiewicz and vegetables are in season. laminated bench using timber scraps and “As the hand goes round you can see what is coming enjoyed the challenge of using discarded materials and into season and what is now in season. It encourages making something functional with them. “Industrial people to buy food that is in season,” Rozkiewicz says. design combines design and problem solving,” he says. In the future, the kitchen could be powered by solar “This kitchen had challenges and problems to solve. I panels but in Rozkiewicz’s prototype cooking is done had to integrate the behavioural aspects around food on a stovetop powered by a gas bottle. The kitchen and eating sustainably into a physical form. also breaks down the barriers that exist between food “But food is such a big contributor to carbon preparation and dining areas. Two timber tables fit emissions in a household and so I want to design for under each other and can be used for prepping food. sustainability in that area for now. From here I’d love to If more room is needed, a larger table can be used as a work in R&D in kitchen design and have an opportunity work surface or for eating and entertaining. to refine my own kitchen one day.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au “The small table has a ceramic area for a hotplate to

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Toorak \ 218 Kooyong Road A family home that is as plush as it is functional can be a rarity. But this three-level house, designed by architect David Edelman with the vendor’s father, is elegantly finished and sensibly fitted out for a busy family. An open but adjustable floor plan, spacious living rooms for formal gatherings or daily activity, and en suites for all bedrooms highlight comfort and flexibility. A C-Bus intelligence system controls lighting, hydronic heating, air-conditioning and speakers via a touchscreen in the kitchen. Sleek cavity doors on the ground level can be used to section off the sophisticated dining and sitting rooms from the informal living, cinema-style family room and kitchen with its glossy Gaggenau and Miele appliances. One of many smart design features is the door at the top of the stairs that slides to prevent noise travelling from the ground living zones to the tranquil upper-level bedrooms. The main bedroom is completed by an en suite with spa, balcony and large walk-in wardrobe. The kitchen and family area is awash with light from the terrace overlooking the sparkling pool and hedge-rimmed garden, and has heaters, speakers and a pretty treetop view. The basement level has generous storage rooms off the four-car garage and a bright rumpus and home theatre with its own bathroom, opening onto the covered poolside terrace. \ EMILY POWER

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Balwyn \ 15a Westminster Street

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Noel Jones \ 9809 2000

Price \ $1.5 million +

Jellis Craig 9831 2800 5

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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 3

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9 Kendari Avenue, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 6-6.30pm; Sat from 1.30pm .................................................................

2 Clarendon Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $800,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

Bravely standing out from the crowd, this revolutionary house blurs the lines between art and architecture in the elite Balwyn High zone.

This classic double-fronted three-bedroom timber Victorian residence on a 373sqm (approx) offers an opportunity to renovate, extend or rebuild (STCA).

Let's eat lunch @ Café 287, 287 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Yiannis Tavern, 840 High Street Let's drink coffee @ The Village Café, 2/74 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Le Petit Prince, 1a Mercer Road Let's eat dinner @ Barca, 1007 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Phillippa's, 1030 High Street

Auction \ April 5 at 1pm

Created by builder and designer John Perini, this innovative residence is new Balwyn at its best. A pivot door swings open to unexpected views of the rear garden down a long hallway. Off here, the main bedroom has white walls, built-in drawers and soft-close wardrobes. The travertine-tiled en suite is sublime, with a walk-through wardrobe, freestanding bath and a stone-topped vanity. Towards the rear, steps lead down into an airy open-plan formal zone with sliding doors to the side garden. The rear entertainment hub begins with a built-in bar with LED lighting. The kitchen has white stone benchtops, pale timber cabinetry, and V-ZUG appliances. The lounge room opens to a bluestone dining terrace and a lush, low-maintenance garden. Upstairs has floorboards that create a sense of warmth. The second bedroom has built-in wardrobes and a travertine en suite with a shower. The third bathroom has a skylight over the mirror and vanity, while two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes complete the streamlined luxury. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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HAWTHORN \ 21 Shakespeare Grove This curving, tree-lined street is home to some of Melbourne’s great houses – and this property is a prime example. Once a single-storey bungalow, it has been skilfully turned into a three-level family house of an extraordinarily high standard of contemporary design by Melbourne architect Jessie Cook. The massive, pivoted American oak front door sets the mood of this luxurious house. A wide central passage is flanked on the left by a study and dining room and on the right by one of two bedroom suites (double bedroom, glamorous bathroom and wardrobe-lined dressing room). The rear half of this level consists of a huge, inviting living area zoned for various family activities and opening onto a wide bluestone terrace with an outdoor kitchen and wide views of the eastern suburbs. The main kitchen, with wide marble benchtops and imported (and built-in) appliances, is augmented by a new form of scullery that caters for the after-school invasion and large-scale entertaining. The upper level contains a second bedroom suite, two double bedrooms and two bathrooms. The lower level provides a soundproof rumpus with bar and cellar, and access to a trampoline set in a lawn terrace. At the rear of the site, a heated pool with cabana sits over a large garage. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

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3122

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Kay & Burton Hawthorn \ 9820 1111

Price \ $7.5 million +

Expressions of interest \ Closing April 8

mal James \ the mARKET CONTINUES TO LEVEL OFF

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ell, here we are back in what is feeling like a two-speed market – at the $1 million-plus level at any rate. For the third week running, clearance rates on the auctions we have covered were below 70 per cent. Bidderman, our bidders per auction measurement, has also been down below two for a few weeks now. It’s not quite a market going backwards, it’s more a levelling off of altitude after the strong take-off we have seen since October 2012. And while it’s true that it’s no longer the case that pretty much everything going to auction is selling, there’s a big disparity between properties. For instance, while six out of 10 of the auctions we attended last week had two or more bidders, nearly a quarter had none at all. The A-graders continue to motor along, while the overpriced B-graders and the C-graders have started to run out of gas. Some of the biggest action has been happening in Balwyn and Balwyn North. This is an area that is strongly in demand from Chinese buyers, and recent results there are making traditionally better-performing areas such as Canterbury

and Kew seem good value in comparison. There were plenty of bidders for 21 Jacka Street, Balwyn North (Mark Fletcher, Fletchers), which we rated at 671/1000 for what was essentially an opportunity to build a dream home on more than 1000 square metres. No vendor bids were needed to start the auction and, by the end, seven bidders had taken the opening bid of $1.2 million to a final sale price of $1.78 million. Another huge auction took place in front of a crowd of around 180 people at 16 Percy Street, Balwyn (Richard James, Jellis Craig), which we rated at 746/1000. Four bidders took the sale price of the well-located and beautifully appointed modern home to $2.765 million. There has also been a fair bit of interest in Bayside properties. In Brighton East, 47 Baird Street had four bidders and sold under hammer for $1.873 million (Sam Paynter, Hodges). But, as we said, there have been plenty of pass-ins as well. There were no bidders for the double-storey Victorian home at 50 Mathoura Road, Toorak, which was passed in at $2.85 million. And in Middle Park, the Edwardian family home at 61 Armstrong Street was also passed in on a vendor bid of $3 million with no bidders. There was just one bidder for 23 Avelin Street, Hampton, which was passed in

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sold $2.765 million 16 percy street, balwyn

at $2.05 million. Pass-ins open up the property to negotiation. Which is a great opportunity in one way, but it can also prove to be tricky for inexperienced buyers. I am constantly surprised at how many otherwise intelligent people have no idea about how to conduct a negotiation with a real-estate agent. They seem to think it’s a matter of muscling up to the agent, and delivering an ultimatum of “take this offer or else”. If you are negotiating with a successful agency on a good home, what you are going into is not a man-to-man combat, but a tug of war. And the sides are not even. Next time you watch the footy on the telly take a look in the footy coach’s box –

that is what you are likely to be up against when you are engaged in a negotiation after a pass-in, a pre-auction offer, a private sale, an expression of interest or off-market sale. Every good agency has a negotiation council, where every offer and counter-offer is discussed and picked apart, and strategies planned, with experts on the side feeding them research and plays and scripts to throw back at you, the hapless buyer. This is why you rarely, if ever, get a standard or quick reply to an offer. Over the years the making and receiving of offers has become a very sophisticated process. Every time a milestone is hit by a buyer – say, an offer or a significant increase in an offer – it is taken back to their client and also taken back to their negotiation council. That’s not to say that it’s impossible to conduct a successful negotiation on your own. Just be aware that you’re going to be up against a whole armoury of expert negotiators on their side. Be clever about it. Go into it with your eyes open, and get help if you need it. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 39


SOUTH YARRA \ 24 TYRONE STREET

Biggin & Scott \ 9520 9000

Price \ $1.1 million +

Glen Iris \ 33 Staughton Road

Auction \ April 12 at noon

Hocking Stuart \ 9885 9811

Price \ $1.9 million +

Auction \ April 5 at 2pm

This Victorian terrace packs enormous punch with its original 4.2-metre ceilings that have roses and tiered cornices, and its architecturally designed second-storey extension added in 2010. Behind a high, rendered brick wall, the traditional iron lacework verandah and brown brickwork with cream-patterned edging gives no hint of the clever work inside that captures light and gives the illusion of size. The original height downstairs has been used to create floor-to-ceiling cupboards throughout, while mirror panels of the same height create a feeling of space in the hall and en suite. The main bedroom – with a cast-iron fireplace and glass-panel door to the front courtyard – has access to a heated outdoor spa. Glass-panelled double doors reach high above the Italian limestone floors and benchtops in the open-plan living room as well as the kitchen with its stainless-steel appliances. Upstairs, the large bedroom has two sets of double doors to a terrace with views over all the amenities that come with the postcode. \ SUE HEWITT

Magnificent landscaped gardens are a prelude to this remarkable Californian bungalow. Although immaculate, the period facade offers few hints of the spectacular interior renovation. Off the wide hallway are two traditionally styled rooms. One is a bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite, while the other is a sitting room. Glass doors from here reveal the renovation. The main bedroom is like a hotel suite, with french doors revealing a deck and garden, while the en suite has a walk-in double shower and sliding doors to the deck. The open-plan family hub has polished floorboards and seamlessly flows to the outdoors. The main bathroom serves two contemporary bedrooms. The kitchen has black cabinetry, an island bench, stainless-steel workbench and splashback. Gaggenau appliances and a butler’s kitchen complete the area. The meals/lounge area opens to a deep verandah. The terraced pool allows views of the kids swimming, while entry to the garage is off Lomond Street. \ MICHELLE OSTROW ZUKERMAN

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Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon Armadale 9864 5000 3

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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 15

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Fletchers 9859 9561 4

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RT Edgar Toorak 9826 1000 2

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3 Osment Street, Armadale ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at 10am ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat from 9.30am .................................................................

514 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $3.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

4 Ventnor Street, Balwyn North ................................................................. Price: $1.05 million - $1.15 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at noon ................................................................. OFI Wed 11-11.30am; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

1/408 Toorak Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: About $1.3 million ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 12 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Enduring period charm merges with modern open-plan spaces in this smartly renovated Edwardian offering relaxed family living and a High Street lifestyle.

On a Scotch Hill landholding of 1072sqm (approx), this classic c1940s block of seven apartments represents an investment or new development opportunity (STCA).

This elegant family residence in the Balwyn High zone has a formal lounge, living and dining room, stone kitchen and an outdoor area with an eight-person spa.

A sensational contemporary ground-floor apartment in complex of only three, featuring huge open-plan living area, high ceilings and a northerly orientation.

Let's eat lunch @ Grapeseed, 1084 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Barca Food & Wine, 1007 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Treat, 736 Malvern Road

Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Zia's Pizza, 93-95 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Sasa's, 173 Riversdale Road

Let's eat lunch @ Bar Sur Loup, 115 Bulleen Road Let's eat dinner @ Kabul House, 247b Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ 3 Queen Bees, 1144 Burke Road

Let's eat lunch @ Manhattan, 448 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Sezanas, 428 Toorak Road

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TOORAK \ 17 Merriwee Crescent An antipasto platter and a bottle of Chianti are the only ingredients needed to complete this taste of Tuscany in Toorak. It’s easy to imagine your sunset reward on the elevated private patio from day one, because there’s little to do in this eight-year-old townhouse but unpack and position furniture in the generous rooms, styled subtly and in muted tones. Long before we reach the patio, we see Italian beauty and clever detail in the timber front door, which has ironwork and glass panes that hinge open to welcome an evening breeze. The vista ahead, of a pebbled side garden punctuated by silver birch trunks, is also enjoyed through french doors in the timber-floored sitting room and adjoining fitted study. A carpeted staircase with an oak and iron banister leads to three bedrooms, each with an en suite and wardrobes, plus the laundry. The spacious main bedroom has a trio of french doors to a narrow balcony that faces the street. Back downstairs, past the powder room, is a stylish kitchen with marble benches, European appliances and a walk-in pantry. It’s zoned with the family/meals area, with built-in cabinetry and a gas log fireplace along one side. Ahead, french doors lead to the secluded crazy-paved patio, which has mature hedging, weeping cherry trees and a water feature. The Chianti is BYO. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Marshall White \ 9822 9999

Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 2

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Price \ $2.6 million +

Kay & Burton Hawthorn 9820 1111 4

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Auction \ April 5 at 3.30pm

POSTCODE

3128

hockingstuart Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000 2

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Jellis Craig 9809 8999 4

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5/3 Acheron Avenue, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $420,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

54 Normanby Road, Kew ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 6-6.30pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

4/24-26 Brougham Street, Box Hill ................................................................. Price: $500,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 12 at 10am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

52a Denman Avenue, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 12 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 6.30-7pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

Generous proportions that catch the northern light complement this apartment close to Camberwell Road and Hartwell Village. It is one of only eight.

This impeccably maintained Edwardian house features beautiful tranquil gardens, entertainment terrace, spacious living zones and four-car carport.

Offering an abundance of lifestyle opportunities and advantages to a huge array of buyers, this fabulous property will certainly appeal to many.

Breathtaking, gallery-like spaces create a visually stunning and infinitely practical low-maintenance family environment in this superb five-year-old townhouse.

Let's eat lunch @ La Casalinga, 259 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ He Says She Says, 1101 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Monaco's Deli, 525 Camberwell Road

Let's eat lunch @ Percy's Aeroplane, 96 Denmark Street Let's eat dinner @ Lil Boy Blue, 309 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Ora Café, 156 Pakington Street

Let's eat lunch @ Indochine, 51 Carrington Road Let's eat dinner @ Tien Dat Restaurant, 3 Carrington Road Let's drink coffee @ HQ Box Hill, 1/436 Elgar Road

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CAMBERWELL \ 22 Cornell Street

MALVERN \ 14 ETHEL STREET

we love it

Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

Price \ $1.6 million +

Auction \ April 5 at 11am

Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon \ 9864 5000 Auction \ April 5 at 11am

Price \ $1.8 million +

This house in a leafy pocket of blue-chip Camberwell has a classic street frontage with a façade of clinker bricks and white-framed picture windows. To the left of the property is a garage, to the right a private courtyard featuring circular brickwork. Built in the ’90s, the house features a simple floor plan – living spaces on the ground floor and sleeping quarters upstairs. The kitchen and meals area makes the most of the north-facing orientation at the front of the house. Next to the kitchen is a large laundry and a powder room. The formal sitting and dining room has an open fireplace and views of a mod grass tennis court. Upstairs are four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has an en suite. Surrounded by St. Dominic’s, Canterbury and Hartwell primaries, and close to Camberwell High School, Siena, Strathcona and Emmaus secondary colleges, the position is perfect for families of all ages. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

This Nicholas Day-designed duplex is as luxurious as it is unique. With a generous mix of living and outdoor areas, there is plenty of space to relax or entertain. The stylish interior begins on the ground floor with parquetry flooring and a colour scheme of white and neutral stone, with marble highlights in all four bathrooms and living room. Both ground-floor bedrooms are carpeted and have en suites and built-in wardrobes. Upstairs, double doors lead to a third bedroom or study. Opposite, the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. On the lower floor, at one end there’s a bathroom, laundry and theatre room. At the other end, the house opens to a lavish kitchen and the family room. Bifold doors give access to a courtyard and double garage. All this, plus double-glazed windows, a security system and reverse-cycle heating and cooling. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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2 Landale Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 5 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 2-2.30pm; Thur 6-6.30pm .................................................................

147 Finch Street, Glen Iris ................................................................. Price: $2.45 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 12 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thurs 2-2.30pm; Sat 1.30-2pm .................................................................

Rich in English-style architecture, this solid-brick residence's elegance, proportions and cul-de-sac location near Toorak Village highlight its potential.

This substantial four-bedroom-plus-study, three-bathroom family residence on 929sqm (approx) has an immediate impact and is entirely private.

Let's eat lunch @ Toorak Foodstore, 10/501 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ The Manhattan, 448 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Kanteen, 150 Alexandra Avenue

Let's eat lunch @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Livingroom Restaurant & Café, 12-18 Claremont Avenue Let's drink coffee @ Coffee & Soul, 126 Burke Road

Auction \ April 5 at 1pm

With one eye to the past and the other to the future, the building designer who bought this semi-detached Edwardian house 13 years ago saw the chance to restore beauty to its 1910 bones. Now moving on, he leaves a family home that blends modern needs with Federation style – starting with its street appeal of tuck-pointed brickwork and wide front verandah, set off by fretwork and trims in shades of burgundy and clotted cream. Inside, under 3.6-metre ceilings – a couple of which are pressed metal – are assorted period treasures: box bay windows with leadlight, fireplaces with decorative mantels, deep skirtings and Baltic pine floors. The traditional two bedrooms and a lounge at the front are followed by a third bedroom at the end of the hall. The light-filled kitchen and adjoining family room have a view of the patio, fruit trees and lawn. The 403-square-metre block, with off-street parking at the front, is in a desirable location for walking to schools, public transport and Burke Road’s bountiful shopping and dining. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Armadale

AGENT PAGE

3 Osment St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 7/26 Valentine Gve Biggin & Scott 68 Adelaide St Marshall White 21 Valentine Gve Marshall White 2 Clarendon St Marshall White 2 Hume St Marshall White

Ashburton 26 Fakenham Rd

Balwyn 70a Belmore Rd 41 Terry St 15a Westminster St 1 Carrigal St 1/15 Pryton Crt 304 Belmore Rd

Balwyn North 9 Kendari Ave 17 Maylands Ave 64 Sylvander St 325 Belmore Rd 50 Hedderwick St 49 Hosken St 95 Bulleen Rd 21a Aylmer St 2/43 Hatfield St 3/18 Doncaster Rd 24 Jocelyn Ave

Barwon Heads 25 Ozone Rd

Box Hill 26 Alexander St 14 Hannaslea St

Box Hill South 4a Haig St 14 Surrey St

Brunswick 39 Cassels Rd

Camberwell

Noel Jones 134

Jellis Craig 62 Noel Jones 132 Noel Jones 133 Fletchers 142 Fletchers 143 Fletchers 143

Jellis Craig 62 Jellis Craig 63 Jellis Craig 63 RT Edgar 72 McLaren 81 Marshall White 99 Marshall White 99 Noel Jones 134 Noel Jones 135 Fletchers 139 Fletchers 140

RT Edgar 145

3/49 Canterbury Rd 1/31 Monomeath Ave 844 Burke Rd

Deepdene 2 Campbell Rd

East Melbourne

Woodards 70 Fletchers 141

RT Edgar 75

Elwood 501 St Kilda St 10 Byrne Ave

Flinders 6 Bass St

56 64 74 83 91 100 131 136 138

Jellis Craig 64 Jellis Craig 65 Fletchers 143

Jellis Craig 57

133 Simpson St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 12 Morrison Plc Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 102 Powlett St Wilson 131 Wellington Pde South Kay & Burton

sold $1.87 million 10 pickford street, prahran

Glen Iris

46 54 81 128

Biggin & Scott 82 Marshall White 84

RT Edgar 145

sold $1.78 million 21 jacka street, balwyn north

48 Haines St 2/46 Riversdale Rd 77a Kooyongkoot Rd 514 Glenferrie Rd 8 Carson Cres 79 Liddiard St 1 Grove Rd

Hawthorn East

104 Eglinton St 22 Laver St 2/42a Eglinton St 48 Childers St 27 Scott St 5 Yarra St 16 Hartington St 56 Mary St 7 Hutchinson Dve 98 Yarra Blvd 338 Cotham Rd 26 Yarravale Rd 10 May St 18 Hillcrest Ave 2/6 Ridgeway Ave 5 Vaughan Cres 10 Marshall Ave 4 Barry St 54 Normanby Rd 1/155 Cotham St

Kew East

3/430 Glenferrie Rd 47 58 65 66 96 100 101 114 117 137 138 138 138 139

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Kay & Burton Fletchers

66 67 67 87 102 129 142

Main Ridge 150 Shands Rd

Malvern

Abercromby’s 115

12 Glenbrook Ave 18 Turner St 4/53 Finch St 2/114 Darling Rd

sold $2.9 million 34 christowel street, camberwell

Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White One

105 105 106 113

Kay & Burton 119

Mont Albert

14 Ethel St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 10 Euston St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 107 Stanhope St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 7 Walnut St RT Edgar 1215 Malvern Rd Marshall White 19 Woodmason St Kay & Burton 49 Edsall St Kay & Burton 69 Elizabeth St Kay & Burton

Malvern East

sold $1.311 million 3 grant street, malvern east

5a Hotham St 48 49 50 79 106 129 130 130

379 Wattletree Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 23 Vickery St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 38 Ardrie Rd Marshall White 9 Warley Rd Marshall White

Moorooduc 317 Bungower Rd

890 Mount Macedon Rd

Murrumbeena 41 Reid St

Point Lonsdale

51 55 104 104

Prahran 21 Murray St 74 Clarke St 9 Clarke St 27 Packington St

Noel Jones 139

Fletchers 144

107 108 108 119

59 71 88 97 101 112

60 61 68 68 69 70 79 80 81 86 92 93 102 103 103 113 122 123 124 131

14 Hamilton St Jellis Craig 5 Station St Marshall White 46 Ramsay Ave Rosin Smyth & Partners 8 Inverness Dve Noel Jones

69 95 113 137

Rye

RT Edgar 145

Sorrento

RT Edgar 70

South Melbourne

164-166 Nelson Rd Marshall White 109 2306/38 Albert Rd Marshall White 109 54d Napier St Marshall White One 113

South Yarra

23 Motherwell St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 509/99 River St RT Edgar 24 Tyrone St Biggin & Scott 232 Domain Rd Abercromby’s 7/77 Caroline St Hocking Stuart 7 Glen Rd Kay & Burton 119 Domain Rd Kay & Burton 4/35 Marne St Kay & Burton 99 Alexandra Ave Kay & Burton

Surrey Hills

Toorak

sold $2.85 million 8 winifred crescent, toorak

REAL TIME AUCTION RESULTS AS THEY HAPPEN @ REVIEWPROPERTY.COM.AU

9 Belvedere Ave

80 110 112 139

24 Grange Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 40 Ross St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 1/83 Grange Rd RT Edgar 10/75 Grange Rd RT Edgar 1/408 Toorak Rd RT Edgar 13/415 Toorak Rd RT Edgar 3/24 Hill St RT Edgar 4 Yarradale Rd Marshall White 2c Verdant Ave Marshall White 2 Landale Rd Marshall White 1 Lawrenny Crt Kay & Burton 21 Shakespeare Gve Kay & Burton 4/1 Canberra Rd Kay & Burton 8 Dalriada St Kay & Burton

Wheelers Hill IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

52 78 82 115 118 125 126 127 127

2a Oak St RT Edgar 30 James St Marshall White 3/962 Riversdale Rd Marshall White One 63 Broughton Rd Fletchers

Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Woodards RT Edgar RT Edgar McLaren Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Coultons Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Kay & Burton

88 Highett St Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 55 43 Erin St Marshall White 90 22a Stanley St Kay & Burton 128

12 Greenwood Ave

Keatings 144

Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Hocking Stuart

Richmond

14 Rolls Crt

Bowman & Co 145

Mount Macedon

20 Gill Rd

Marshall White 107

42 Harcourt St Jellis Craig 38 Havelock Rd RT Edgar 160 Victoria Rd Marshall White 9 Rathmines Gve Marshall White 6 Pleasant Rd Marshall White 4/17 Langham Plc Marshall White One

Kew

Kooyong

204 Burke Rd Jellis Craig Bennison Mackinnon 52a Denman Ave Jellis Craig 36 Bath Rd Jellis Craig 1/16 Rosedale Rd Jellis Craig 19 Dillon Gve Marshall White 25 Martin Rd Marshall White 2 Brownell Rd Marshall White 147 Finch St Abercromby’s 33 Staughton Rd Hocking Stuart 2/21 Osborne Ave Noel Jones 166 Glen Iris Rd Noel Jones 4 Jesse St Noel Jones 4/4 Hillside Pde Noel Jones 12 Peate Ave Noel Jones

Hawthorn

Noel Jones 135 Noel Jones 136

22 Cornell St Jellis Craig 6/21-25 Fairholm Gve Jellis Craig 13 Range St RT Edgar 150 Wattle Valley Rd O’Donoghues First National 69 Prospect Hill Rd Marshall White 6 Palmerston St Marshall White 25 Kingsley Rd Kay & Burton 5 Beech St Noel Jones 1/571 Camberwell Rd Noel Jones

Canterbury

54 82 89 94 98 98

(courtesy James Market News)

Address

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RT Edgar 73

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Observed and admired for generations, this evocative, romantic Prairie Bungalow and its substantial corner allotment represent one of the most important opportunities that Toorak can offer. Prominent, elevated, enhanced by proximity to the village and significant second frontage to Trawalla Avenue, garden surroundings and sights of the city complement a home of remarkable originality and irreplaceable character offering a readiness for renovation and/or spectacular development scope, STCA. Capture a classic, pursue your plans, reap the returns.

AUCTION Wednesday 9th April at 3pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm ____________________________________________________ LAND 2653 sq. metres approx. ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Nathan Waterson 0439 905 188 Andrew Macmillan 0418 142 252 Richard Earle 0418 564 168 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE South Yarra 8866 8600 ____________________________________________________

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BOX HILL SOUTH 4A Haig Street

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Family living with great outdoor space

Prestigious Studley Park

Superbly located on a large block of 920m2 (approx) is this 1950´s home. Comps: formal lounge/dining (OFP), family bathroom, renovated kitchen, open plan living room & covered deck. Walk to schools & easy access to Box Hill Central, transport & Fwy.

This impressive residence (C1953s) is set on 745 sqm approx. with huge living room, dining room, familyroom all overlooking established gardens, courtyards & balconies and elevator.Renovate, remodel or leave as is. The choice is yours.

Auction Sat 05 Apr, 1.00 Quoting POA View Thu 6:00 - 6:30, Sat 12:30 - 1:00 Russell Wheeler 0499 774 983 Cameron Way 0418 352 380 Blackburn 9894 1000

Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

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woodards.com.au

12 Greenwood Avenue

THE LAKE HOUSE. A position of rare privilege within one of Sorrento´s most highly prized and private culde-sacs, this luxuriously large Rosenthal, Munckton and Shields designed 4 bedroom coastal home takes in tranquil views across the lake and verdant greens of Sorrento Golf Club, while 1300 sqm (approx.) of superb private gardens complete with a sparkling solar heated pool creates an exquisite family getaway. Comprising four living areas, European kitchen, poolside entertaining, private master suite, three bathrooms. Appointments include hydronic heating, ducted vacuum, security system and remote double garage with boat store. 70 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

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TOORAK

1/83 Grange Road

Spectacular cutting edge light filled town residence designed by renowned architect Sean Godsell offers spacious open plan living, private courtyard and decks with views of the city skyline, Yarra River, parklands, all moments to Toorak Village and transport. Comprising: Secure entry, sensational kitchen and meals area, spacious living room opening to entertainer´s deck, 4 great sized bedrooms, master with ensuite, rooftop terrace with city views, hydronic heating and double garage.

TOORAK

Saturday 12th April at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.1-83grangerdtoorak.com.au

10/75 Grange Road

Stunning double storey town residence immaculately presented throughout offering open plan living/dining room opening onto private Northern alfresco entertaining area, hostess kitchen with Calcutta marble bench tops, 2 double bedrooms (both with ensuites and walk in robes), study or 3rd bedroom, bathroom, separate laundry, powder room, double garage with direct access and private lift from ground level to the first floor. Other features include reverse cycle heating/cooling and extensive parquetry flooring. Communal facilities include gymnasium and indoor plunge pool. Ideally located close to Toorak Village shops, cafĂŠs, major schools and transport. 76 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

Saturday 12th April at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.10-75grangerdtoorak.com.au


TOORAK

1/408 Toorak Road

Sensational contemporary ground floor apartment in complex of only 3, featuring huge open plan living area, high ceilings and generous room proportions, flooded with natural light from the preferred Northerly orientation. Located in the heart of Toorak Village; walking distance to local restaurants, cafes and transport. Comprising formal entry, 2 bedrooms, master with walk in robe and ensuite, main bathroom with ensuite access with travertine marble, granite kitchen adjoining meals area and large living with green aspects provided by the courtyard. Includes 2 secure basement car spaces, storage room and heating/cooling.

TOORAK

Saturday 12th April at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Sonya Lappin 0448 931 556 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.1-408toorakrdtoorak.com.au

13/415 Toorak Road

Spacious light filled 3 bedroom apartment offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and generous living accommodation situated within only meters walk to Toorak Village cafes, restaurants with public transport at your doorstep. Comprising: Inviting entrance hall, spacious formal lounge/dining with city views , kitchen with dishwasher, gas cooking and meals area, master bedroom with walk through robe and ensuite bathroom with separate shower and bath, 2 further generous sized bedrooms with built in robes, family bathroom, separate laundry, ducted heating, lift and security access with a single lock up garage on title.

Saturday 12th April at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Peter Gray 0499 660 031 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.13-415toorakrdtoorak.com.au

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TOORAK

3/24 Hill Street

This spectacular New York style iconic 50s 2 level town residence architect designed by the renowned Sir Roy Grounds offers the most amazing floor to ceiling glass wall opening to a private sunny North facing garden and is only a short walk to the Toorak Village, shops and transport. Currently, this amazing property offers a completely blank canvas and the rare opportunity to renovate and create your dream home. The property also includes a car park.

SOUTH YARRA

509/99 River Street

Positioned close to the Yarra River, private schools, transport and Chapel Street shops and restaurants, this superb 2 bedroom penthouse apartment provides all the lifestyle advantages that South Yarra has to offer. The open plan living and dining area combined with an enormous entertainer´s terrace and uninterrupted views create a spacious and light filled sanctuary. This apartment offers a secure entrance, intercom security, 2 well sized bedrooms both opening to the terrace, main with ensuite, built in robes, heating/cooling, 2nd bathroom, contemporary kitchen with island bench, European laundry, 2 secure basement car parks and access to gym, pool, spa and sauna. This magnificent apartment has to be seen to be believed. 78 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

Saturday 12th April at 1.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

Saturday 12th April at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


MALVERN

7 Walnut Street

Immaculate double fronted fully renovated light filled family residence opens to spacious kitchen and family room leading to stunning verdant garden in this tree lined, quiet, tranquil position. Enviable location, short walk to train and tram. Comprising: 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in robe, spacious European kitchen, large family and dining room with French doors leading to stunning paved and landscaped private garden. Also featuring ducted heating, air conditioning and off street parking for 2 cars. Land size 621m2.

KEW

Saturday 5th April at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700 Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.7walnutstmalvern.com.au

16 Hartington Street

This amazing 47sq+ ultra contemporary town residence features immense street appeal, with triple lock up garage accessed from Hummingbird Lane. Alarmed, cooled, heated, flooded with natural light and impressive position by the pool/gym, private schools, park, tram and High Street cafes and shops. Includes 4 bedrooms with built in robes (main ensuite and walk in robe and 2 further ensuites), formal living, theatre room, open plan living and dining and rumpus rooms; Miele stainless steel appliances and stone kitchen, sleek bath and powder rooms, laundry, hardwood floors and sun filled courtyards. Land size: 460m2 approx.

Saturday 12th April at 3.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.16hartingtonstkew.com.au

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KEW

56 Mary Street

Centrally located amidst the cream of Melbourne’s private schools and restaurants, as well as Kew Recreation Centre and trams, be embraced by Victorian splendour. Journey through this alluring home while admiring the ornate period features. Three double bedrooms plus a sitting/dining/4th bedroom are accompanied by a heritage-styled ensuite and main bathroom. From the Ilve/timber kitchen, look across the open-plan dining and living out to an alfresco deck, pavilion and private, lush garden. With single OSP.

SURREY HILLS

Saturday 12th April at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) $1,150,000 - $1,250,000 Thursday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au

2A Oak Street

Designer chic meets easy care excellence in this stunning new home offering wonderful 4 bedroom/3 bathroom accommodation, sun bathed living spaces and stylish alfresco areas low on maintenance and high on entertaining finesse. Quietly positioned near Wattle Park, tram, cafes, schools and child care options, this impeccable home features superb formal lounge, convenient ground master suite, upper teen retreat and casual living areas (streamlined Caesar stone kitchen) open to sheltered north deck amidst stress free, private surrounds. Beautifully finished with walk-in linen, powder room, ducted heating/cooling/vacuum, video intercom/security and double auto garage. Land size: 318m2 approx. 80 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

Saturday 12th April at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Paul Pfeiffer 0411 224 008 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au


TH A IS U C SA T TU ION RD A Y

BALWYN NORTH 50 Hedderwick Street (Cnr Thea Avenue) Superb opportunity to purchase this home offering several options for either the family home buyer, those seeking a new home site or as a potential subdivision opportunity (STCA). Provides three bedrooms, generous lounge & dining, kitchen with meals area, laundry & bathroom, ducted heating, double garage & extra third garage or storage.

278 High Street, Kew

AUCTION

This Saturday at 11 am

INSPECT

Thursday 11-11:30 am &

LAND

692 sq m approx.

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

Saturday 10:30-11 am

9854 8888

mclaren.com.au

KEW 7 Hutchinson Drive Tranquil, Spacious and Secluded

AUCTION

Saturday 12 April at 11 am

This beautifully designed two storey residence offers peaceful living in the Kew Gardens Estate, close to Junction shopping, schools, Yarra parkland and freeway access. It comprises a well-proportioned formal living/ dining room open to an internal courtyard, informal living flowing to deck and private garden, three double bedrooms (main with ensuite and balcony with treetop views), family bathroom, laundry and powder room. Including a double garage, this light-filled property features wide polished floorboards, generous storage and reverse-cycle airconditioning.

INSPECT

Thursday 12-12:30 pm &

CONTACT

Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 & Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042

278 High Street, Kew

9854 8888

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WE DELIVER... BREATHTAKING VICTORIAN TOWN RESIDENCE WITH TWO STREET FRONTAGES Elegantly renovated, this sensational home offers soaring ceiling heights across 2 storeys, wonderful light filled entertaining areas, high quality finishes and great storage space. • Fabulous open plan living / dining area • Stunning private gardens / courtyards • Large downstairs bedroom with ensuite and dressing room • Master retreat upstairs • Floor to ceiling wardrobes • Stylish kitchen with ample storage space • Luxury fittings and fixtures • Heated plunge pool • Reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout • Gate intercoms • Potential for off-street parking (STCA) • Wonderfully located, just a stroll to Prahran Market, Fawkner Park and Chapel Street shopping precinct

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Saturday 12th April at 12:00pm Thu 1.15-1:45, Sat 12.30-1, Sun 11.30-12 Guy St Leger 0411 861 666 Nicholas Kaine 0439 860 059 305 High Street, Prahran 9520 9020

ELWOOD 501 ST KILDA STREET

ARMADALE 7/26 VALENTINE GROVE ELEVATED EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE Boasting a light and bright leafy outlook, this generously proportioned (100+sqm/11sq plus balcony) top floor apartment is sure to delight • Open plan living/dining room with adjoining kitchen opens to you private balcony • Two queen size bedrooms both with BIRs, master with ensuite • Generous light filled study/home office • Two secure parking spaces + storage cage • Only 400mt to train, shops & more

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Saturday 12th April at 1:00pm Thursday 6:00-6:30pm Saturday & Sunday 2.15-2.45pm Graeme Callen 0412 651 528 305 High Street, Prahran 9520 9000

YOU’VE MADE IT! A stunning, architecturally designed award winning home with sweeping parkland views, a deep garden and plenty of room to work, rest & play. • Downstairs: Modern kitchen, plenty of storage space adjacent to dining area, open plan living area overlooking beautiful rear garden, powder room and laundry • Upstairs: Large master bedroom with ensuite, 2nd bedroom also with ensuite completes the package • Lock-up garage with direct access into the home

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$1,200,000 Wed 1.30-2, Sat 3-3:30, Sun 2.15-2:45 Claudio Perruzza 0412 304 152 Eleisha Doherty 0434 029 128 8 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda 9534 0241

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Camberwell 150 Wattle Valley Road Strong Family Focus In Sought After Surrounds • • • • • • • • •

Substantial four bedroom family residence Previously updated with light filled spaces Formal living and dining domain Second sitting/ study or ideal home office Granite kitchen with family living/ dining Garden with alfresco terrace and gazebo Palatial main bedroom, deluxe spa ensuite Garage with remote access and workshop Close to parkland, transport and great schools

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Auction Saturday 12th April 11:00am Inspect: Thursday and Saturday from 1:00 to 1:30pm Contact: Nick Pane 0418 344 381

269 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell

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‘Experience the Difference’ Rounds REAL EstAtE 1421 toorak Road, Camberwell, Vic 3124 www.roundsrealestate.com.au

Ph: 9809 1111

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5/174 - 178 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn Modern Living In Exceptional Location!

Enviably positioned within the stylish and contemporary ‘Luma’ complex built in 2011, this immaculate ground floor apartment with a spacious courtyard represents a remarkable opportunity for those seeking a stylish yet low maintenance apartment. The free flowing design boasts contemporary finishes and an exceptional sense of style including a generous combined living/dining area complete with reverse cycle heating/ cooling and accessing the private sun drenched entertainers’ terrace.

Maryam Badri

A modern streamlined kitchen is equipped with stone bench tops and quality stainless steel gas appliances, the two bedroom’s both with mirrored BIR’s includes a large sunlit picture window with easy access to the sleek bathroom and stylish living areas. Currently tenanted with a rental return of $2,020.00 per month.

9809 1111

Private Sale $575,000 Contact:

Maryam Badri 0427 405 529 David Carter 0477 003 653

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Rounds REAL EstAtE 1421 toorak Road, Camberwell, Vic 3124 APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 83


ELWOOD 10 Byrne Avenue Already distinguished by its Federation era beauty, this fabulous four bedroom, three bathroom family residence has been redefined by a cutting-edge contemporary transformation. Luxuriously large living & entertaining spaces include two expansive open-concept living and dining domains served by a striking marble kitchen, matched a sumptuous swimming pool and spa, bluestone terrace & BBQ kitchen. Desirably close to both the beach and Ormond Road, further enhanced by basement cinema, superb wine room & secure garaging for 5 cars. Land approx 835sqm.

Auction

Thursday 3rd April at 7pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.10byrneavenue-elwood.com

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84 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


Apartment 1

TOORAK Apartments 1-4/4 Yarradale Road In a highly prized location near Heyington station & leading schools, this classic c1950´s enclave of 4 gracious apartments, perfectly presented but offering scope to update, represents an outstanding addition to any investment portfolio (To be sold as one). The impressive elevated 808sqm (approx) site offers significant potential to re-develop as new luxury apartments (STCA). In very comfortable condition, all feature living & dining rooms, well equipped kitchens, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & garages. Two open to private rear gardens. A sensational opportunity.

Apartment 3

Apartment 2

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4yarradaleroad-toorak.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 85


KEW 98 Yarra Boulevard A breathtaking Yarra riverfront setting embracing a Phil Johnson designed natural garden forms a tranquil setting for this unique split-level residence in the Studley Park precinct. A travertine tile entrance opens to a library/study, p/room, office, home cinema, games room/retreat, 4 bedrooms, 2 ensuites, main/WIR & upstairs living flowing to a balcony plus sweeping staircase leads to lower level wine cellar, living/dining, Smeg kitchen with WIP & laundry+chute flowing to a paved outdoor area & landscaped gardens with cascading waterfall. Incls 5-car garage.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 15th April at 5pm

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Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.98yarraboulevard-kew.com

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86 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


Apartment 4

HAWTHORN Apartments 1-7/514 Glenferrie Road On a significant Scotch Hill landholding of 1,072sqm (approx), this classic c1940´s block of 7 apartments represents an exceptional investment or new development opportunity (STCA). In varying degrees of refurbishment, the highly sought after 3, 2 & 1 bedroom apartments are a lucrative addition to any investment portfolio while further refurbishment would maximize the rental return. Alternatively the sensational site in a proposed zone 4 hub holds enormous under capitalized potential for re-development of up to 4 storeys (STCA). To be sold as one.

Apartment 7

Apartment 2

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.514glenferrieroad-hawthorn.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 87


HAWTHORN EAST 160 Victoria Road This magnificent Queen Anne family residence has been superbly renovated & extended matching contemporary living & dining areas to beautifully preserved ornate period features comprising rare octagonal foyer, original formal living rooms, 4 bdrms+study/5th bdrm, 2 ensuites, 2 baths plus a stunning Miele kitchen/Butlers pantry & generous casual family precinct including covered outdoor dining & self cleaning pool set in easy care gardens with a water feature surrounded by ornamental trees. Incls OFPs, marble+ Heat´n Glo, d/heating & cooling, cellar, rem/double garage. Land size: 975sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.160victoriaroad-hawthorneast.com

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88 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


ARMADALE 68 Adelaide Street Absolutely stunning, this architect designed luxury domain delivers the ultimate single level lifestyle near High St. Designed around two beautiful courtyards, honed granite and wide timber floors are highlighted through entrance hall and magnificent light-filled living and entertaining space (OFP) with stylish Bosch kitchen opening to north-facing garden courtyard. Two gorgeous bedrooms with a luxurious en-suite bathroom are accompanied by a third bedroom, study and stylish bathroom. Features ducted heating/cooling, alarm, irrigation and 2xgarages. Land: 456sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Peter Bennison 0418 332 864 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.68adelaidest-armadale.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 89


RICHMOND 43 Erin Street This elegant 2-storey Victorian residence is one of an iconic row of similar properties opposite Epworth Hospital. Boasting superbly crafted period features & generously proportioned rooms typical of its era. It now offers a unique opportunity to convert into grand family home or alternatively there is a medical permit in place for continued use after refurbishment (STCA). Featuring a preferred northern rear aspect the flexible interior has 9 principle rooms, 2 bathrooms, future kitchen/meals, laundry & p/room. Incls rear OSP with access from Bowen Street.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6pm, Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.43erinstreet-richmond.com

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CAMBERWELL 69 Prospect Hill Road This stunning slate-roofed Victorian family residence features a combination of period attributes merging with inspired internal renovations & a spectacular extension delivering brilliant family living/entertaining spaces comprising sitting room, sep. dining, 4 bedrooms, 3 ensuites, main+dressing, 2 bathrooms, upstairs retreat; state-of-theart kitchen overlooking pool & alfresco area. Incls video intercom,gym+sauna, air-conditioned wine room, external office/games room, ducted heating & cooling, r/storage, rem/ 3-car garage (side access). Land: 1,393sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Dave Oster 0418 800 120

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.69prospecthillroad-camberwell.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 91


KEW 338 Cotham Road This distinctive family residence boasts an exceptionally wide frontage (25.4m approx) located in the Sackville Ward. Extensively renovated interior comprising tiled entry & timber paneled hallway, formal sitting & dining rooms, 5 bedrooms, main- ensuite/WIR & 2 bathrooms, central courtyard and expansive informal living with bar & superbly appointed Euro kitchen flowing to a deck with shade sail & magnificent in-ground pool. Incls alarm, marbleOFPs, d/ heating, carport, garage & OSP. Land: 25.4m x 45.2m approx. NB: No heritage overlay.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.338cothamroad-kew.com

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92 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


KEW 26 Yarravale Road Set in an Edna Walling native garden, this fine split-level family Architect designed residence enjoys an elevated position in the coveted Studley Park precinct, highlighting rendered/exposed brick & timber surfaces plus vaulted ceilings & full-height windows - outstanding features of its era. It comprises entrance foyer, home office/study plus bathroom leading to a generous living room with OFP and large front balcony, 4 bdrms, main/ensuite, 2nd bath plus upper level retreat/study, cosy TV room, dining, modern kitchen & laundry opening to the north-facing garden. Land size 960sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.26yarravaleroad-kew.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 93


ARMADALE 21 Valentine Grove Inspired style has been brilliantly combined with single level Victorian elegance to create a scintillating family domain near schools and Glenferrie Road. Timber floors & state of the art finishes beautifully complement ornate ceilings through arched hallway, sitting room (4th bedroom), main bedroom with marble OFP, 2 double bedrooms & designer bathroom. Natural light streams through spacious living/dining room with gourmet Miele kitchen opening to a large northeast garden. Land size 507sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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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.21valentinegrove-armadale.com

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94 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


KEW EAST 5 Station Street This magnificent 2-storey Victorian-inspired family residence features a designer-styled interior, luxurious appointments, sitting room, study, 2 downstairs bedrooms & bathrooms, cinema, laundry and cutting edge granite/Euro equipped kitchen with Butler´s pantry & informal living/dining area with cathedral ceilings opening to a partially covered alfresco entertaining area and gas/solar heated pool; plus a fully self-contained studio retreat. Whilst upstairs has a further 3 bedrooms, main with dual WIRs & ensuite, family bathroom plus a retreat/balcony.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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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.5stationstreet-keweast.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 95


GLEN IRIS 19 Dillon Grove Lavishly proportioned and appointed, this impressive 5 ½.y.o. residence´s incomparable family spaces are more than matched by spectacular outdoor dimensions and a desirable location near Ashburton Village and schools. The imposing entrance hall introduces sitting room, music room, study, expansive living/dining room and premium Miele kitchen flowing out to a huge covered entertaining deck with cinema and heaters and north-facing garden. The graceful staircase leads up to a large retreat, two bedrooms with ensuites, two further bedrooms and bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.19dillongrove-gleniris.com

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96 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


HAWTHORN EAST 9 Rathmines Grove This captivating Victorian residence in a quiet cul-de-sac has been extensively renovated throughout with a rear extension incorporating new living spaces comprising double arched hallway, formal sitting room with marbleOFP, 3 downstairs bedrooms or 2 plus study, main/WIR/ensuite plus 2 upstairs bedrooms and 2 family bathrooms. Highlighted by a generous open plan family living area with OFP, laundry and superbly appointed Blonde timber, granite/Miele kitchen (WIP) all flowing to a private leafy courtyard. Incls alarm, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioners & OSP.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.9rathminesgrove-hawthorneast.com

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APRIL 2, 2014 \ The weekly review 97


ARMADALE 2 Clarendon Street This classic double fronted c1900 timber Victorian residence, sited on 371 sqm (approx), offers an outstanding opportunity to renovate, extend or rebuild (STCA). A coveted location near High St, Union St Park and Armadale station guarantees success whichever path is taken. Behind a wide street frontage and full width verandah, the central hall introduces three bedrooms, bathroom, living room, dining area and kitchen. A rare find in this sought after locale.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 12pm

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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.2clarendonstreet-armadale.com

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ARMADALE 2 Hume Street Completely irresistible, this c1901 timber Federation residence´s innovatively renovated dimensions create a supremely stylish & sun-drenched contemporary family home near Union St Park, High St & Armadale station. Brilliantly combining high ornate ceilings with dark timber floors, the arched hallway introduces a sublime living/dining room & stunning Miele marble kitchen. An inviting living room/retreat opens to the private landscaped garden. 3 glorious bedrooms are complemented by a designer bathroom with freestanding bath. Carport & OSP for 1 car.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday open from 12pm

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Contact

Anna Perry 0434 212 271 James Redfern 0412 360 667

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2humestreet-armadale.com

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98 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


BALWYN NORTH 49 Hosken Street This appealing & inviting brick family home in the prized Balwyn High zone comprises entrance hall, sitting room with GFP, 3 bedrooms (BIRs), plus a family bathroom, powder room & separate laundry. A well-appointed timber/Euro kitchen is incorporated into generous family living/dining area flowing through French doors to paved outdoor entertaining area. Features include alarm, DH & refrig. cooling, ample storage, 9,000ltr water tank, remote/tandem garage/workshop & offers scope for further enhancement/ extension if desired (STCA). Land size: 734sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Dave Oster 0418 800 120 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.49hoskenstreet-balwynnorth.com

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BALWYN NORTH 95 Bulleen Road A spectacular oasis to the rear of this imposing modern residence creates an inspirational indoor-outdoor family focus for private entertaining and peaceful enjoyment. Fully secure with electric gates, video intercom and alarm; lifestyle excellence is delivered with consummate class on an easily managed allotment moments to shops, cafes, leading school and parks. Features double-glazing, four bedrooms (parents retreat), lounge, formal dining, family living/meals, striking granite kitchen, three bathrooms, stunning alfresco area, pool and three-car garage.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Michael Ryan 0400 676 403 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.95bulleenroad-balwynnorth.com

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CAMBERWELL 6 Palmerston Street This 1930's brick home is in comfortable condition and offers scope to renovate/extend or alternatively construct a luxurious new single level or 2-storey home (STCA). Comprises sitting room, adjacent dining room, central kitchen, 2 downstairs bedrooms (main-ensuite), study, bathroom & additional kitchen/living with own entrance. Plus a spiral staircase to a huge upstairs retreat, 2 further bedrooms, 3rd bathroom, balcony+deck. Incls ducted heating; 2 external storage sheds & tandem garage. Land: 557sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 9-9.30am

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Jack Stean 0434 588 664

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6palmerstonstreet-camberwell.com

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GLEN IRIS 25 Martin Road A magnificently generous elevated allotment with rear access puts this Californian Bungalow in a commanding position. The home exudes period warmth whilst a 2-storey extension provides plenty of space for families in an interior comprising sitting room, sep. dining, 5 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms plus a light-filled rear living including a laundry+ WC, study, stylish timber/euro kitchen & spacious family room opening to a north-facing casual outdoor entertaining area. Incls upstairs tree-top views, alarm, d/heating, R/C airconditioner, orig. garage+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.25martinroad-gleniris.com

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100 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014


GLEN IRIS 2 Brownell Road Impressively designed for every stage of family life, this classically styled contemporary residence´s compelling appeal is further enhanced by a desirable location near parks, Ashburton Village, train stations, schools & freeway access. A timeless elegance is enhanced by timber floors & generous proportions through expansive living & dining areas with gourmet Smeg kitchen opening to northwest garden. Downstairs, the main bedroom with en-suite, 2nd bedroom/study & bathroom are matched upstairs by 3 further bedrooms, bathroom & retreat. Land 641sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 12.30-1pm & 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Anna Perry 0434 212 271 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2brownellroad-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 6 Pleasant Road A smart renovation & great presentation highlights this attractive mid 1920s home offering a perfect blend of period charm & contemporary living areas. The appealing interior features polished timber floors, neutral toned dĂŠcor, sitting room, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite & 2 zoned to the rear with BIRs+student desks, stylish bathroom & laundry. Complemented by a superb family living area+kitchen with timber bench tops & Euro appliances all overlooking a sandstone paved alfresco area surrounding a solar-heated pool & elevated outdoor dining area.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6pleasantroad-hawthorneast.com

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HAWTHORN 8 Carson Crescent Behind a distinctive Hawthorn brick facade stunning renovations, designer styling and cutting edge interiors have transformed this instantly appealing slate-roofed 2-storey residence into something special; with an interior featuring light pine flooring, 3 bedrooms, 2 stylish bathrooms, downstairs & upstairs living with OFPs plus a brilliant granite kitchen with Euro laundry, island bench, state-of-the-art Miele appliances & north-facing conservatory-style dining overlooking a outdoor entertaining area+electric awning, remote gates/garage.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8carsoncrescent-hawthorn.com

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KEW 10 May Street This elevated, single fronted freestanding Victorian cottage c1890 is as pretty as a picture & situated in a quiet period streetscape lined with Silver Birch trees close to Kew Junction, Glenferrie & Cotham Roads. Highlighted by recent refurbishments refreshing the renovated & extended interior it comprises 3 bedrooms, stylish bathroom, sep. laundry, granite/Euro S/S kitchen & generous light-filled living/dining leading to a private paved courtyard & easy care garden. Incls alarm, Baltic Pine & glossy Brushbox floors, d/heating, R/C air conditioner, OSP.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.10maystreet-kew.com

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KEW 2/6 Ridgeway Avenue This stylish single level town residence with a perfect blend of refined elegance & classic contemporary style features distinctive Daniel Robertson brick façade & immaculately maintained interior comprises generous living/dining+ superbly appointed granite/Smeg S/S kitchen & adjacent laundry flowing to a sunny, north-facing courtyard with electric awning. Complemented by 3 zoned bedrooms, main with BIRs+WIR, stylish new ensuite & family bathroom. Incls high ceilings, d/heating/cooling/vacuum, ample storage, 6 solar panels, rem/double garage/storeroom (I/A).

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2-6ridgewayavenue-kew.com

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Collins Simms 9421 1173 Chris Burne 0412 310 535

KEW 18 Hillcrest Avenue Enviably located in one of Kew´s finest tree-lined streets close to Kew Junction this prime vacant allotment of 735sqm/7,933sqft approx. presents an exceptional opportunity for the new home builder or developer seeking a site capable of multiple townhouse or residence development in a beautiful leafy location (STCA). Surrounded by prestigious properties it arguably provides a once-in-alifetime opportunity to build luxurious new homes on a site ready for immediate commencement in a quiet, coveted lifestyle position.

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 12.30pm

Inspect

By Appointment

Contact

Dave Oster 0418 800 120 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.18hillcrestavenue-kew.com

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MALVERN EAST 38 Ardrie Road This gorgeous single fronted Edwardian cottage is ideally located moments from Ardrie Park featuring a superbly renovated/extended interior designed by tenfiftyfive architects including Baltic Pine arched hallway, 2 downstairs bedrooms, full-width sitting room, stylish family bathroom; plus an upstairs retreat/study area, main bedroom with balcony, dressing area, ensuite & roof storage. Complemented by an expansive living/dining area with sleek CaesarStone/Euro S/S kitchen (WIP) all leading through bifold doors to a deck with gas barbeque & leafy garden.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.38ardrieroad-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 9 Warley Road Defined by Edwardian charm & contemporary style, this stunning c1914 residence´s family appeal has been impressively enhanced by a versatile home office or recreation room. Inviting entrance hall featuring high ceilings & Baltic pine floors introduces main bedroom with en-suite, 2 further bedrooms, attic playroom, study/4th bedroom & limestone bathroom. The generous living (OFP) & dining areas with a sensational gourmet kitchen extend out to the picturesque private garden with covered entertaining precinct taking full advantage of the northern orientation.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.9warleyroad-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 18 Turner Street The tranquility of a Gascoigne Estate setting and close proximity to Caulfield station, trams, shops, Central Park and schools highlights the perennial family appeal of this glorious solid brick c1913 Edwardian residence. Baltic pine floors and high ceilings distinguish gracious formal sitting room and magnificent formal dining both with OFPs. The main bedroom with OFP and en-suite is accompanied by three further bedrooms and modern bathroom. The superb Bosch kitchen and generous living/dining open to stunning northeast garden. Land size 719sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.18turnerstreet-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 12 Glenbrook Avenue An evocative presence in premium Hedgeley Dene surroundings, this triple fronted 1930´s home offers stylishly renovated four bedroom plus study accommodation enhanced by superb period detail, northern alfresco entertaining and a landscaped garden with fenced spa. Large open plan family domain with built in media storage, Smeg/ granite kitchen with walk in pantry, second living or rumpus, large family bathroom, powder room with shower, ducted heating/ cooling, excellent storage, water tanks, auto garden dripper and double carport. Land 922sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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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.12glenbrookavenue-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 4/53 Finch Street Exceeding all expectations, the brilliant refurbishment of this boutique residence has created an unforgettably stylish and elegant single level Gascoigne Estate domain near Central Park. Oak floors and plantation shutters feature through the interconnecting study/3rd bedroom, elegant sitting room and beautiful formal dining all opening to the spectacular private northwest garden. The Smith & Smith designed gourmet kitchen and casual dining area also open to the garden. Gorgeous main bedroom with en-suite is complemented by second bedroom and stylish bathroom. Double garage.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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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.4-53finchstreet-malverneast.com

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MALVERN 1215 Malvern Road Sensational architect designed contemporary residence provides a peaceful and private oasis near good schools, Malvern Village and trams. Exceptional proportions, timber floors and striking architectural features define inviting sitting room with central courtyard and generous living and dining area (gas log fireplace) with premium Smeg and stone kitchen opening to a large private north-facing courtyard. Expansive proportions continue upstairs through main bedroom with limestone en-suite, two further bedrooms and stylish bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Chris Barrett 0412 927 409

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1215malvernroad-malvern.com

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MONT ALBERT 5A Hotham Street This fastidiously maintained 2-storey Federation-style brick family home it features tessellated tiled verandah, beautiful parquetry floors, sitting & dining room, study, powder room, 4 bedrooms, downstairs main/WIR/ensuite, 3 upstairs with a media room or study area & family bathroom. Enhanced by a brilliant and expansive indoor/outdoor living and entertaining domain with stylish granite & S/S kitchen, large laundry plus informal living & dining opening to a covered paved alfresco area. Incls alarm, R/C air conditioner, evap cooling, rem/double garage (I/A) + ROW.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10.30-11am

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Contact

Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.5Ahothamstreet-montalbert.com

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PRAHRAN 21 Murray Street In a location highly regarded for its leafy historic streetscape & close proximity to Hawksburn Village, Victoria Gardens, Prahran Pool & Chapel St, the unexpectedly spacious, stylishly presented & remarkably tranquil dimensions of this freestanding c1895 solid brick Victorian residence provide an idyllic inner urban sanctuary. Behind the classic faรงade, the entrance hall introduces 2 bedrooms, separate bathroom & third main bedroom with WIR & en-suite. Vaulted ceilings accentuate the sense of space & light in the living/dining room with Smeg kitchen opening to private north garden.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Contact

Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.21murraystreet-prahran.com

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PRAHRAN 74 Clarke Street Showcasing all the hallmarks of Victorian architecture, this classic solid brick, slate roofed residence´s elegantly presented spaces deliver enviable family lifestyle appeal near Hawksburn Village. Exuding original charm, the arched hallway introduces elegant sitting and formal dining rooms with OFP. Designed to maximize natural light, the generous living and dining room with well appointed granite kitchen opens to a landscaped private garden and OSP. Two north-facing bedrooms (OFPs) are complemented by a third bedroom and stylish bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday open from 11am

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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.74clarkestreet-prahran.com

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PRAHRAN 9 Clarke Street The magnificent Victorian elegance showcased by this illustrious solid brick residence has been superbly enhanced with every modern comfort to create an exquisite family domain near Hawksburn Village. The arched hallway boasting timber floors & high ceilings introduces a spacious study, den/5th bedroom & generous north-facing living/ dining area with gourmet European kitchen opening to a picturesque private north-facing garden with garage via Summers St. Main bedroom with en-suite, matched by 3 further bedrooms & bathroom. Land: 391sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.9clarkestreet-prahran.com

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Actual view

SOUTH MELBOURNE 2306/38 Albert Road Spectacular views & the ultimate lifestyle location between the Domain & Albert Park Lake highlight the instant appeal of this ultra stylish newly completed apartment designed by Rothe Lowman. Limed oak floors & designer finishes showcase the attention to detail through living/dining room with study nook & state of the art gourmet Miele kitchen opening to an enormous terrace & balcony offering breathtaking views of the Botanic Gardens, MCG, lake, bay & city. The main bedroom (ensuite) is matched by 2 double bedrooms & stylish bathroom. Features 2 car spaces.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Nicholas Hoo 0435 728 272

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2306-38albertroad-southmelbourne.com

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 164-166 Nelson Road Architect designed spaces combined with cutting edge interiors by Kerry Phelan define this superb five bedroom, two bathroom residence as the ultimate family home. Boasting a large main bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite, a study/bedroom and a formal sitting/dining domain. State of the art Euro kitchen accompanies informal meals/ family living overlooking stunning sundrenched elevated rear garden with saltwater gas/solar pool and spa. Basement double garage, cellar and storage. Second frontage to Smith Street. Must be seen to be believed.

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

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Office

101 Dundas Place Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.164-166nelsonroad-southmelbourne.com

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SURREY HILLS 30 James Street This magnificent contemporary family home comprises downstairs entry, study, lounge/dining, master suite (ensuite/ walk-through robe) & open plan kitchen/meals/family leading out to covered entertainment deck, low maintenance garden & heated spa. Upstairs includes 3 bedrms (BIRs), home office/5th bedrm & sparkling bathrm. Features pwdrrms, double garage (internal/rear yard access), alarm, heating/cooling,ducted vac, water tanks & newly renovated kitchen & bathrms. Walk to Whitehorse Rd tram, Chatham & Surrey Hills stations, local shops & schools.

Auction

Saturday 12th April at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12noon & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Robert Ding 0418 858 393 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.30jamesstreet-surreyhills.com

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TOORAK 2c Verdant Avenue Peaceful leafy outlooks over Royal South Yarra and an exclusive location near Toorak Village, Como Park and the Yarra highlight the enduring appeal of this solid brick residence´s captivating light-filled elegance. High ceilings, timber floors and plantation shutters define beautiful sitting room (OFP), dining room, gourmet marble Miele kitchen and sunny living room opening to northeast private courtyard and remote garage. Upstairs western light streams through study, main bedroom with en-suite, second bedroom and bathroom.

Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2cverdantavenue-toorak.com

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TOORAK 2 Landale Road Rich in English style architecture, this stately solid brick residence´s classic elegance, gracious proportions and prized cul de sac location near Toorak Village and Como Park highlight its present day appeal and future potential. Replete with timber paneling, the foyer introduces a beautiful sitting room (OFP) and elegant formal dining opening out to a north-facing garden. The well equipped kitchen and living/ dining open to a private courtyard. The imposing staircase leads up to main bedroom with ensuite, two further bedrooms, bathroom and balcony. Land: 418sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 5th April at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 6-6.30pm Saturday from 2pm

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Justin Long 0418 537 973

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2landaleroad-toorak.com

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Unit 3, 1074 Burke Road, Balwyn Renovated and Painted Auction Saturday 12th April at 11am. This delightful 2 bedroom ground floor apartment is ideally positioned close to shops, transport and parklands. It offers a modern kitchen, recently renovated tiled bathroom (with laundry facilities), generously proportioned living area, two double bedrooms (main with built in robes) and the rare bonus of a lockup garage. It offers the investor a low cost income solution or the owner occupier the opportunity to move straight in and enjoy. Inspect: Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am

ASK VALDA SHE KNOWS

Valda Walsh 0418 384 330 Simon Walsh 0419 337 460

9817 4401

1167 Burke Road, Kew

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Specialising in property up to $1million

HAWTHORN EAST 4/17 Langham Place www.4-17langhamplacehawthorneast.com

Convenience will become a way of life living in this first floor Art Deco apartment, moments from Camberwell Junction, shops, cafes, transport and Rivoli cinema - perfect for starters or investors. The period styled interior offers scope to further enhance if desired, comprising hallway opening to a north-facing living room with balcony and open fire place, updated kitchen/meals with European stainless steel appliances & rear verandah, two double bedrooms (BIRs) plus a stylish black & white bathroom/laundry. Includes polished timber floors, hydronic heating, R/C air-conditioners, garden shed and car space.

INSPECT Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 10-10.30am AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 9.30am

Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Joe Falzon 0406 114 811

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SURREY HILLS 3/962 Riversdale Road www.3-962riversdaleroadsurreyhills.com

This beautiful single level residence merges classic elegance with contemporary comfort to create an inviting low maintenance domain walking distance to Wattle Park, Through Rd shops and trams. Generously proportioned throughout, the entrance hall introduces a sun-drenched sitting room, separate dining room and superbly appointed timber kitchen boasting stainless steel appliances opening out to a private courtyard. The two spacious bedrooms (BIRs) are complemented by a sparkling bathroom and second toilet. Equally ideal for down-sizers, investors and first home-buyers. Includes ducted heating, air-conditioner, Euro-laundry and internally accessed double garage. INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 3-3.30pm AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 1.30pm

Todd Braggins 0424 552 238 Danny See 0402 533 853

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9822 9999


Specialising in property up to $1million

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MALVERN EAST 2/114 Darling Road www.2-114darlingroadmalverneast.com

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 54D Napier Street www.54dnapierstreetsouthmelbourne.com

Brilliantly situated near Hedgeley Dene, Waverley Road shops and trams, Darling station and schools, this immaculate boutique single level two bedroom residence is elegantly presented through living and dining rooms opening to leafy private courtyard garden, stylish kitchen and double garage.

In the award winning “City Edge” enclave near Clarendon St, the Domain, Albert Park Lake and city trams, this sensational 2-bedroom split level residence´s sun drenched and stylish generous living and dining areas with a smart modern kitchen are brilliantly enhanced by spectacular city views and a treetop sun-terrace.

INSPECT Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 1-1.30pm

INSPECT Wed 5.30-6pm & Sat 2-2.30pm

Todd Braggins 0424 552 238 Danny See 0402 533 853

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 1.30pm

Daniel Bustin 0410 550 811 Brendan Allen 0499 229 007

AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 9.30am

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9822 9999

CLASSIC ‘ART DECO STYLE’ An outstanding opportunity to secure a prime piece of real estate, this original 3 bedroom plus study period home on a generous, elevated block presents possibilities to extend or renovate to its former glory. – Many original features remain intact. – Established garden. – Tandem garage at rear. – Tree lined avenue. – Close to schools, shops, golf course, freeway and public transport. – It could also be the perfect site to construct a stunning new luxury residence (STCA). – Land Area: 687 sqm approximately. Inspect Saturday from 11:30am Contact Martin Smyth 0411 744 000

282 City Rd, Southbank 9695 5999

Open Sat 11-11:30pm over $950,000 Auction Saturday 3rd May at 11am

C OULTON S M E L B O U R N E

9497 2111 0411 198 452

KEW

5 VAUGHAN CRESCENT

PRISTINE SINGLE LEVEL FAMILY HOME WITH HUGE SPACIOUS LIVING ROOMS

Fully renovated single level home in immaculate condition throughout. Perfect family living with four bedrooms, plus study, built-in-robes, ducted heating and cooling, two beautiful bathrooms, fabulous Miele kitchen with stainless steel and stone bench tops, family room with northerly aspect opening out to a pr ivate entertaining timber deck. Double remote garage with internal access. IDEAL LOW MAINTENANCE LIVING

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A4 | B3 | C3 | D

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| 147 Finch Street

Space, Style And A Sense Of Escape

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This substantial four bedroom plus study, three bathroom family residence of 929 sqm approx. has an immediate impact. Inviting and private, its landscaped surroundings and exceptional spaces create an ideal context for entertaining and everyday family life in a sought after location. Effectively zoned across an outstanding single level floor-plan, formal living and dining areas, a large light filled family domain, an open plan kitchen with Miele appliances and a huge, versatile rumpus room overlook north facing gardens featuring an elegant pergola, and solar heated pool and spa. Large double garage and storage loft.

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A2 | B2 | C2

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| 3/430 Glenferrie Road

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Sam Goddard 0448 870 454 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Office 9864 5300

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Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

View:

Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday from 10.00am

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Luxurious Proportions Enjoy Brilliant Convenience

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This superior ground floor apartment´s luxuriously spacious dimensions, verdant surrounding garden and wonderfully convenient position offer a discriminating low maintenance lifestyle or downsize solution just moments from a host of amenities. Nestled privately in an exclusive block of eight, light filled proportions include generous living/ dining, study or third bedroom, two double bedrooms with built in robes and ensuites, large timber kitchen/ meals, courtyard entertaining, secure intercom and direct pedestrian access, two remote basement carspaces and large secure basement storage room.

A2 | B2 | C2

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| 232 Domain Road (Cnr Walsh Street)

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

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Thursday 10th April

View:

Inspect By Appointment Thursday 11.00-11.30am & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm

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Capture The Corner, Create The Future

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AUCTION SATURDAY

GLEN IRIS 33 STAUGHTON ROAD

4

State of the Art

View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

Once in a lifetime you’ll find an amazing home and this unprecedented 4 bed 3 bath Californian Bungalow is it, bringing a sense of luxury & vitality to family lifestyle living. Stunning with its rich timber floors, this awe-inspiring home enjoys a beautiful verandah, gorgeous leadlights, sublime main bedroom (custom WIR & sleek ensuite), exquisite lounge, spectacular Calcutta marble kitchen (butler’s pantry, quality appliances & stainless steel bench), open plan entertaining (pebble fire) & seamless glass opening to a BBQ deck & sumptuous pool/spa. Complete with ducted heating/cooling, water tank & double auto garage (rear access), it’s absolute brilliance so close to schools, shops, parks & trams.

Office

3

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Wed 5.30 - 6.00pm & Thurs 1.00- 1.30pm & Sat from 1.30pm Sat 5th April - 2.00pm 59 / K6 Please contact agent Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Katie Reynolds 0413 790 708 Glen Iris 9885 9811

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SOUTH YARRA 7/77 CAROLINE STREET

4

Shipley – Built Like No Other.

View Auction Web EPR Contact

This enormous 4 bedroom apartment offers all the space of a large family home with the convenience of low maintenance living and security. Located on a beautiful tree lined street and only moments from The Royal Botanical Gardens, Yarra River recreation, Melbourne sports precinct and the South Yarra shopping strip. Each of the bedrooms offer significant wardrobe storage while the main has a walk in dressing room and ensuite. Beyond the excellent accommodation is a study or informal living room, exceptional formal dining and living leading to the kitchen and casual meals area, separate laundry and guest powder room. Note: Secure double garage and storage room, 2 balconies, heating/cooling. Inspection highly recommended.

Office

2

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Wed 2.00 - 2.15pm & Thurs 5.00 - 5.15pm & Sat 9.15 - 9.45am Sun 13th April - 11.30am www.7-77carolinestreetsouthyarra.com $1,500,000 - $1,600,000 Grant Wallace 0401 478 211 Zoe Harper 0413 860 994 Will Walton 0412 511 717 South Yarra 9868 5444

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PRAHRAN 27 PACKINGTON STREET Designer Detail, Modern Living. This picturesque freestanding three-bedroom period residence has been carefully crafted to create a modern environment on the edge of Lumley Park and High Street. The private rear north west courtyard provides the perfect balance for indoor and outdoor entertainment; while stylish internal finishes match the fashionable Prahran pocket. The spacious living and dining area is eye-catching with its northern highlight windows, exposed steel beams and cafĂŠ doors to the courtyard; while the vast Ilve kitchen is awash with contemporary style. The small touches from a beautiful bathroom to hydronic heating and great storage add up to an all-round success story in this lifestyle address.

3 View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office

1 Thurs 5.30 - 6.00pm & Sat as advertised Sat 12th April - 2.30pm 58 / G7 $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 Andrew James 0411 420 788 Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 Armadale 9509 0411

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150 Shands Road Main Ridge

AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 12noon

A Magnificent Country Getaway Cocooned in nature, this stunning residence has been designed in empathy with its environment and is completely secluded within its own private world on a superb eight acres approx, in the heart of Main Ridge. Distinctive design materials such as polished concrete flooring tie the two bedroom house together; while walls of windows emphasise the gallery inspired spaces with magnificent views across the gardens with a deck and separate terrace. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Tom Barr Smith Prue McLaughlin Rollo Moore

0438 368 020 0417 389 006 0418 336 152

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1 Lawrenny Court Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 2pm 120 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

Single Level Living In Prime Toorak Location Superbly situated on this northern corner allotment of some 631sqm (approx.) This generously proportioned single level residence offers scope to modernise, add an extra level or explore the various opportunities for redevelopment (STCA). Comprising: spacious formal living/dining, kitchen with casual meals area, main bedroom with WIR and en-suite, 2-3 further bedrooms, central bathroom, powder room, and separate laundry. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Matt Davis Gerald Delany

0412 466 858 0418 355 337

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21 Shakespeare Grove Hawthorn

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 8th April at 5pm

Flawless Contemporary Lifestyle in Revered St. James Park Precinct Positioned with the utmost privilege in the exclusive and tightly held St. James Park Precinct, in one of Melbourne’s finest plane-tree avenues, illustrious architect designed renovations give rise to a series of flawless contemporary living expanses, including fabulous any-weather entertaining pavilion. Just moments from the Yarra River’s edge, this 5 bedroom plus study/5 bathroom/5 car garage residence includes connoisseur’s Statuario marble kitchen, scullery kitchen, bluestone terraced pavilion with fabulous views, huge rumpus room, stunning edgeless pool and spa, pool house. VIEW Thursday 2.45 - 3.15pm & 7.30 - 8pm, Saturday 2 - 2.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson 0417 581 074 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263

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10 Marshall Avenue Kew

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 3rd April at 5pm 122 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

Period Resort Style Living in the Heart of Kew Evoking timeless heritage grandeur, this classically elegant 1920’s brick residence, set on magnificent grounds of almost 1,860sqm (20,000sqft) approx. in Kew’s Cotham Road precinct, presents wonderfully versatile formal and informal living, ensuring a lifetime of family pleasures. Behind its auto-gated semicircular driveway, this impeccably renovated 6 bedroom plus study/6 bathroom haven is embraced by lush private gardens, resort style N/S Mod-grass floodlit tennis court and expansive indoor swimming pool. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Scott Patterson Ross Savas Gary Jan

0417 581 074 0418 322 994 0418 117 272

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4 Barry Street Kew

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 3pm

“Bravender”, Restore The Grandeur, Reap The Rewards Four family generations have enjoyed the remarkable heritage character and expansive garden surrounds of this 1920’s 7 room/3 bedroom/2 bathroom home occupying a blue-chip landholding of over 1400m² Now comes an extraordinary opportunity for a state-of-the-art renovation/extension (with space for resort-style court and pool) or perhaps an additional new home capitalizing on 36 mtr frontage, deep north gardens, rear ROW access and prestigious Studley Park location amidst the finest schools (STCA). VIEW Thursday 2 - 2.30pm & 7 - 7.30pm, Saturday 2.30 - 3pm

CALL Richard Spratt Daniel Bradd Scott Patterson

0412 493 189 0411 347 511 0417 581 074

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54 Normanby Road Kew

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 12noon 124 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

Timeless Family Appeal Impeccably maintained and situated in a highly enviable location only moments to premier schools, this spacious 3 bedroom plus study/4th bedroom solid brick residence set on private corner allotment of some 780sqm (approx), is surrounded by tranquil gardens and a secluded north facing entertainer’s garden terrace inviting light through the spacious living zones. Highlighted by formal living and dining rooms, timber kitchen with open plan living, main bedroom retreat with WIR and opulent en suite, gym room, cellar and remote 4 car carport with store room. VIEW Thursday 11 - 11.30am & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

CALL Tom Staughton Sam Wilkinson

0411 554 850 0400 169 148

kayburton.com.au


7 Glen Road Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 8th April at 5pm

Apartment 4/1 Canberra Road Toorak AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 12noon

Toorak Hilltop Delight Extensively redesigned by leading architects Rosenthal Munckton Shields, this stunning five bedroom family home provides remarkable family living & entertaining areas with a gorgeous formal living and dining space, casual living room and state of the art kitchen. Upstairs reveals four luxurious bedrooms, with the master bedroom boasting walk-in robe, sophisticated en suite and balcony. A downstairs retreat with fifth bedroom completes the accommodation, adjoining the Robert Boden gardens and pool. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

Position Perfect! One of four, spacious first floor apartment enjoys exceptional location close to Village. Open plan lounge/dining with leafy outlook from balcony, separate kitchen, central bathroom, three double bedrooms BIR’s, main with ensuite. Flexible floor-plan leads to Westerly terrace. Reverse cycle heating, separate laundry, security entrance and garage.

VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Michael Gibson Gowan Stubbings

0418 530 392 0412 269 999

kayburton.com.au

CALL Mark Williams

0417 189 377

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8 Dalriada Street Toorak

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 11am

119 Domain Road South Yarra

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 11am 126 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

“A Hidden Masterpiece” Superbly located in this little known cul-de-sac is this stunning executive town residence of approx. 280sqm, impeccably presented throughout boasting a host of outstanding features including 4 bedrooms (main ensuite) separate study, exquisite formal living room, open plan casual living and dining area overlooking landscaped north/west courtyard, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, powder room, substantial storage throughout and double garage. VIEW Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm, Thursday 6 - 6.30pm

Opposite Botanic Gardens. The search for the quintessential South Yarra town residence is over! Melbourne’s finest location, amongst some of South Yarra’s most stylish homes. Located on a corner block approx 203m² and set in one of Kings Domain’s finest streets is this rare opportunity to secure a stunning multi-level home. Boasting delightful garden vistas and enjoying an abundance of natural light, this 3 or 4 bedroom home with several living areas is immaculately presented and features sunny terrace courtyard and double garage. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm, Saturday 10.30 - 11am

CALL Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Conjunctional Agent Beller Residential Damon Krongold 0418 850 757

kayburton.com.au

CALL Gowan Stubbings Emma Bloom

0412 269 999 0419 330 968

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Apartment 4/35 Marne Street South Yarra AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 3pm

99 Alexandra Avenue South Yarra

PRIVATE SALE

The Heart of South Yarra Ideally located in the Botanic Garden precinct is this neatly presented 1st floor apartment in the iconic Mandeville building. This generous older style apartment on the North side of the building features spacious open plan living and dining, 2 spacious bedrooms separate kitchen and lock up garage. Boutique block of only 6 apartments.

VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am

Exclusive Riverside Residences - Only 3 Remain Designed by Demaine Partnership and construction by renowned Davies Henderson, this boutique development consists of just four whole-floor residences each comprising 3 bedrooms with en-suites, expansive living and entertaining zones and state of the art fixtures and finishing’s. A small window of opportunity exists’ Right Now to customise your residence, satisfy individual requirements and take advantage of the stamp duty savings.

CALL Jacqueline Ralph Peter Kudelka

0418 106 068 0418 319 439

kayburton.com.au

CALL Matt Davis 0412 466 858 Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 Ross Savas 0418 322 994 WEB 99alexandraavenue.com

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22a Stanley Street Richmond

AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 10am

131 Wellington Parade South East Melbourne EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Monday 7th April at 4pm 128 The weekly review \ APRIL 2, 2014

Exquisite Masterpiece in Prestigious Richmond Hill Headlining one of Richmond Hill’s most illustrious tree-lined avenues, thoroughly renovated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom light-filled residence presents a series of stylish living spaces, culminating in a fabulous rooftop entertaining terrace emblazoned with uninterrupted city and MCG views. With bluestone foundations and classic Victorian origins (circa 1850s), a heritage-rich profile has transitioned into flawless contemporary liveability. This double-fronted residence boasts two street frontages, superbly positioned within the heart of Richmond’s café culture. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 6.30 - 7pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

Stunning Space in a Prized Location This superb Robert Mills 3 level townhouse is a beacon of style. 3 bedrooms (BIR, en-suites and balconied) the main with luxurious rainforest shower & lotus bath. Vast open plan living and dining, kitchen with oak cabinetry & expansive marble bench. Other features include versatile home office, 2 entertainers’ terraces, (1 with integrated kitchen), internal lift, lap pool, secure dual car garage, alpaca carpets, heated marble floor, ducted vacuum, city views in walking distance of Treasury Gardens & our famous sports ground, MCG, on the doorstep of the CBD. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 10 - 10.30am

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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CALL Monique Depierre 0407 881 327 Cher Coad 0412 252 858 Conjunctional Agent Rodney Morley Persichetti Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

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79 Liddiard Street Hawthorn

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 2pm

19 Woodmason Street Malvern

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 3pm

Stylish and Spacious - Surprises abound This thoughtfully modernised, solid brick Californian Bungalow features a north facing rear garden and superb outdoor entertaining area with pergola. Accommodation includes; 2 downstairs bedrooms, formal sitting room / dining rooms, modern kitchen adjoining light filled family room. Upstairs a consummate parents’ retreat features large main bedroom, e/s, WIR, and a study with sun filled balcony. Excellent OSP is provided via a rear bluestone laneway. Walk to Glenferrie Road shopping. Land 13.4m x 33.5m (44’ x 110’) approx. VIEW Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

“An Alan Powell Classic” Ideally located two storey home designed by renowned architect Alan Powell offering a superb low maintenance lifestyle adjoining the “Stonnington Estate”. This impressive home features 2 bedrooms (both with ensuite), separate study or 3rd bedroom, formal living, separate dining, chefs kitchen, casual living and dining area overlooking northern courtyard, cellar, double garage and large storage areas.

VIEW Wednesday 6 - 6.30pm, Thursday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Sam Wilkinson Steve Kavakos

0400 169 148 0419 470 998

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CALL Peter Kudelka Robyn Feigen

0418 319 439 0490 059 653

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69 Elizabeth Street Malvern

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 12noon

49 Edsall Street Malvern

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Superbly Balanced and Spacious Family Home in Coveted Location Five bedroom Allan Powell designed home on approximately 880sqm enjoys the surrounds of luscious Paul Bangay gardens. Boasting a gorgeous light filled formal living room, casual open plan kitchen and living area, and intimate dining room. A picturesque outdoor entertaining area and pool is surrounded by further relaxing and established gardens. The property also offers rare access to recreational facilities, with the vast Sir Robert Menzies Reserve on the residences back door step. VIEW Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 11.30 - 12pm

“A Cottage to Call Home” Superbly positioned in the heart of Malvern is this neatly presented solid brick period cottage walking distance to Glenferrie Road shopping and transport. Comprising, 2 bedrooms with BIR’s separate study or 3rd bedroom, central bathroom, open plan kitchen/living/dining area overlooking paved northern courtyard.

VIEW Wednesday 7 - 7.30pm

CALL Darren Lewenberg 0412 555 556 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392

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CALL Peter Kudelka Robyn Feigen

0418 319 439 0490 059 653

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1/155 Cotham Road Kew

AUCTION Saturday 12th April at 12noon

25 Kingsley Street Camberwell

AUCTION Saturday 5th April at 10.30am

“The Carrington” – Mansion Style Apartment with Large Private Garden Perfectly located on the ground floor of a group of only 4 exclusive mansion style apartments, this meticulously renovated 2 bedroom/2 bathroom residence presents ideal downsizing options just moments from Glenferrie and Cotham Road’s interconnecting pivot points. Awash with a captivating ambience, features include stunning living room opening to an alfresco deck, gourmet ‘stone’ kitchen with Miele appliances, adjoining casual dining, main bedroom with sumptuous en suite, exquisite French Oak floors, hydronic heating, flourishing gardens, auto-gated car-space. VIEW Wednesday 11 - 11.30am, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

Prized Position, Heritage Splendour, Family Proportions Prestigiously positioned in one of the Prospect Hill Estate’s finest tree-lined avenues, this exceptional slate roofed Victorian Italianate residence triumphantly merges heritage beauty with impeccable contemporary renovations. Surrounded by leading private schools, “Oulton” features exquisite formal rooms, hostess kitchen with Caesarstone benches, vast family expanses opening to large alfresco entertaining deck, 3 double bedrooms, en suite to main, external studio/office, heating/cooling, ultraconvenient front and rear vehicle access with garage. Land 790sqm (approx). VIEW Thursday 2.30 - 3pm, Saturday 10 - 10.30am

CALL Tim Picken Rebecca Edwards

0419 305 802 0423 759 481

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CALL Sam Wilkinson Walter Dodich

0400 169 148 0413 262 655

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POINT LONSDALE \ 149 Point Lonsdale Road

o ut of town Kerleys \ 5258 4100

Price \ $3.5 million +

Auction \ April 19 at 2 pm

Samarai is arguably one of the finest beachfront properties along the Victorian coast. Set on a massive land parcel of 1100 square metres, this charming Edwardian home has been tastefully restored and extended and offers luxury living directly opposite Point Lonsdale’s glorious front beach. Samarai has five bedrooms, three bathrooms, and three living areas. Other features include polished timber floorboards, contemporary kitchen with stainless-steel dishwasher, ducted heating, reverse-cycle air conditioning and an open fireplace. With stunning views of Port Phillip Heads, the shipping Lanes, Bass Strait and beyond, this amazing beachfront property is one of only a handful that enjoy a coveted east-facing water view. Samarai is for sale for the first time in almost 30 years. The buyer will have the option to purchase an adjoining vacant allotment. \

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Auction Saturday 12 April at 11.00am

Mount Macedon 890 & 902 Mount Macedon Road

Tanah Merah comprises a total of 5.6ha (13.9 Acres) in two separate titles of 2.4ha (6 Acres) and 3.2ha (7.9Acres) to be sold as a whole

Tanah Merah has been in the same family ownership for 57 years and is one of the original and most botanically significant and beautiful hill station gardens on Mount Macedon. Its uniqueness captures the feel of a grand and inspirational 19th Century garden with its huge array of mature exotic trees and shrubs that any true plants person would expect to see strolling through its extensive stone walled terraced pathways and lawns. Species include masses of rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas, and numerous species of oaks, maples, dogwoods, beeches, birches, larch, chestnut, yews and other conifers etc. Existing improvements include three one bedroom ”cottages” including a “Pole House”, a studio and garden shedding. Other features include “Gracie’s Paddock”, croquet lawn, 214 metres frontage to Mount Macedon Road and subject to Council approval, opportunity to build new residence on separate 2.4 Ha (6 acre) title.

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Reserve Price $1,450,000 View Sat 5 April 1.30-2pm or by appointment John Keating 0419 880 444 Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347


197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Moorooduc

Auction

Auction this Saturday

BARWON HEADS 25 Ozone Road 317 Bungower Road, Moorooduc Reserve set well below rateable value. This significant 80 acre, approx, property with a threebedroom residence has excellent amenity for commercial use. Alternatively, take advantage of this long-term investment proposition and park your super funds and reap the monetary rewards in this convenient location just minutes from freeway entrances.

Timeless beauty & grandeur of Hamptons style master built home. 5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms on 2 levels of living. 3 Living areas including formal lounge adjoining sensational alfresco entertaining. The very best of appointments and fittings and many other special features. Centrally located to barwon river, village park and town centre. Outstanding lifestyle opportunity.

Auction 5th April 12.00pm Terms 10% Deposit Balance due 30-120 days Inspection Saturday from 11.30 Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Amy Day 0408 559 086 bowmanandcompany.com.au

Expressions of Interest Closing Friday 16th May at 5.00pm View Sunday - Strictly by Appointment Call Peter Molloy 0417 558 205 Peta Walter 0439 354 362 Office 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 5254 1688

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THE HOME DIRECTORY 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

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

PLUMBING Baywest Plumbing

25 years experience. Domestic, Commercial and Industrial. Burst pipes, tap and toilet repairs, tanks, blockages, roofing and re-guttering, gas fitting, hot water installations, kitchen and bathroom renovations, new homes and extensions, back flow testing. Contact: Ian 0418 994 654 info@baywestplumbing.com.au

ROOF REPLACEMENTS Camberwell Potteries Roofing

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

Window Replacements WINDOWS 1

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

BALUSTRADE & GATES Avondale Steel Fabricators

A family company established in 1997. All of our fencing and gates can be custom made, giving your new fence/gate a unique look. Cast Iron and Aluminium Lacework, Cast Aluminium Balustrade, Lacework and Balustrade Restoration and Welding Repairs. Contact: John 0409 432 036. www.avondalesteelfabricators.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. Let us transform your tired/outdated bathroom into a modern and innovative design. With over 20 years experience, we specialise in all aspects of bathroom renovations. HIA 984704. Email: pbd@live.com.au Contact: Sam 0439 115 225. www.pioneeringbathroomdesigns.com.au

Smarter Bathrooms

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

BIN HIRE Westgate Bin Hire

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

BLINDS A/P Shutters & Blinds

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

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

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 COURIER SERVICES Pack & Send Hawthorn

We provide total courier and freight delivery services and complete packaging solutions for customers in and around Hawthorn, Richmond. Goods pick up or drop off. 469 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East. Contact: 9813 4522. www.packsend.com.au/hawthorn

DECKING DeckSealRevival Pty Ltd

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

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

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

GARDEN CONSULTATIONS Town and Country Gardens

Personalised service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks and revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice and garden designs ensuring individual gardening needs are fulfilled. Call us, we come to you. Contact: 9822 3305. www.townandcountrygardens.com.au

Garden Maintenance Gardens By Glen 30+ years experience in all aspects Horticulture and Plants. Garden Maintenance. New Gardens. Garden Planning. Garden Renovations. Regular Garden Service Calls. Fully insured. Contact: Glen 0408 456 988. gardensbyglen@gmail.com GATES Ri-cal Improvements Specialists in designing and fabricating all types of modern steel and aluminium gates. We cater for both the residential and commercial markets with our focus on modern and architectural styles. Call for a free quote. Contact: Brett 0409 257 535. www.rical.com.au Glass Insulation Solartech Glass Tinting New “Low e” window film is 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. One-way films will give you privacy so you can have your blinds up to enjoy the open view and light. Frosted and etched films will give you day and night privacy. Call for a free onsite consultation. Contact: Kim 9521 1339. www.solartechglass.com.au

GARDENING Paradise Gardening

KITCHEN RENOVATIONS

Kitchen Renovations Smarter Kitchens

Decking

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. Garden maintenance, full garden clean up, tree lopping and pruning, instant lawn and more. Contact: 0418 566 241. www.paradisegardening.com.au

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

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Smarter Kitchens

Live in the kitchen you love with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest kitchen renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call for an award winning interior designer to visit you. 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne. Contact: 1300 662 838. www.smarterkitchens.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


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. 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.au

Spruce Landscaping It’s time to get your garden in order. 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. Contact: Jared 0414 303 557. www.sprucelandscaping.com.au Oven Cleaning Ovenu The oven cleaning and detailing specialists, we provide you with the ultimate professional domestic oven cleaning and detailing service that will leave your oven and other associated cooking appliances in near showroom condition. No fumes, no mess, safe for you and your family. Introductory $10 discount. Contact: 1300 683 681. www.ovenu.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

Skylights

PLUMBER/GAS FITTER Whistler’s Plumbing Services

Call us now before Winter for Gas Servicing and Carbon Monoxide testing of your gas heater and appliances. CO test results immediate. We also specialise in Domestic Plumbing, Blockages, Hot Water Units (rebates may apply for change over), Renovations, Backflow Prevention & Thermostatic Mixing Valves. Contact: Robert 0447 801 966. robert@whistlersplumbing.com.au

PLUMBING Baywest Plumbing

Domestic, Commercial & Industrial. Burst pipes, tap and toilet repairs, tanks, blockages, roofing and re-guttering, gas fitting, hot water installations, kitchen and bathroom renovations, new homes and extensions, back flow testing. Contact: Ian 0418 994 654. info@baywestplumbing.com.au

ROOFING Albany Roofing

Experienced leak detection service, serves you money and wasted time. We repair terracotta or concrete tiles. Leaky skillion roofs will be a thing of the past. Contact: Mark 0417 207 722. acclaimsafety@gmail.com

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

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. Free quotes. Contact: 0418 321 886 or 9889 4222. www.camberwellroofing.com.au

SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blind

Highest quality Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices guaranteed. Also specialising in all other window furnishings including Awnings and Roller Blinds. Free quotes. info@ap-shutters.com Contact: 9818 1133. www.ap-shutters.com

Gates Diamond Skylights

We are the Eastern suburbs Solatube Premier Dealer and Velux Roof Window official supplier. We have been supplying and installing these innovative products for 15 years to deliver daylight to dark rooms where natural light was previously unavailable. 145 Bell Street, Heidelberg Heights. Contact: 9455 0544 www.diamondskylights.com.au

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

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

SKYLIGHTS Diamond Skylights

We are the Eastern suburbs Solatube Premier Dealer and Velux Roof Window official supplier. We have been supplying and installing these innovative products for 15 years to deliver daylight to dark rooms where natural light was unavailable. 145 Bell St, Heidelberg Heights. Contact: 9455 0544 . www.diamondskylights.com.au

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

WARDROBES Almara Cabinets

Winners of the Australian Achievers’ Award. Customer-designed wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Contact: 9793 8233. www.almara.com.au

Green-Isle Built-In-Robes Built in wardrobes and bookcases. High standard of work and expert advice. Reliability guaranteed. Contact Michael 0407 731 801 or AH 9350 6362. WINDOW CLEANING Cam’s Window Cleaning Services Friendly reliable service. Obligation free quotes. Domestic and commercial. Cobwebs, screens and sills included. All work guaranteed. Fully insured. Contact: Cameron 1800 010 250/0419 501 025. cam@camswindowcleaning.com.au

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS WINDOWS 1 We specialise in the supply and installation of replacement windows and doors timber, aluminium or PVC. Our staff are fully qualified ensuring you of quality work. Free quotes. Contact: 9794 7913. www.windows1.net.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

TO ADVERTISE CONTACT AMANDA ON 9238 7725

autumn 2014 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 Maintenance Gardens By Glen

30+ years experience in all aspects of Horticulture and Plants. Garden Maintenance. New Gardens. Garden Planning. Garden Renovations. Regular Garden Service Calls. Fully insured. Contact: Glen 0408 456 988 gardensbyglen@gmail.com

PLUMBER/GAS FITTER Whistler’s Plumbing Services

Call now before Winter for Gas Servicing and Carbon Monoxide testing of your gas heater and appliances. CO test results immediate. Specialising in Domestic Plumbing, Blockages, Hot Water Units (rebates may apply), Renovations, Backflow Prevention and Thermostatic Mixing Valves. Contact: Robert 0447 801 966 robert@whistlersplumbing.com.au

Shutters Victorian Shutters & Shades

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

BALUSTRADE & GATES Avondale Steel Fabricators

A Melbourne based family company established in 1997. All of our fencing and gates can be custom made, giving your new fence or gate a unique look. Cast Iron and Aluminium Lacework, Cast Aluminium Balustrade, Lacework and Balustrade Restoration and Welding Repairs. Contact: John 0409 432 036 www.avondalesteelfabricators.com.au


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