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very spring, Australian winemakers travel to the northern hemisphere to help make wine. It’s part holiday, part education and, after a few weeks, they return to their wineries and the start of a new growing season. But every now and then one stays. Jane Eyre is one who stayed. Eyre’s journey to Burgundy started in the 1990s when she was working as a hairdresser. With a holiday to Europe booked, she organised some work at a Bordeaux winery through a hairdressing client. The holiday proved to be the start of a new career. “I came back here and enrolled in a winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University and ended up working at the St Kilda Prince Wine Store,” Eyre says. “Working there was great – there was great enthusiasm and we sold wines from all over the world. It was great palate training. “Every time we did dinners with someone interesting, I’d call them and ask if I could do vintage with them.” Working at the Prince Wine Store gave Eyre the flexibility to spend time at wineries during the vintage harvest. “I’d go back to Burgundy for harvest every year, plus a couple of vintages in New Zealand with Ata Rangi and Craggy Range and with Vanya Cullen (in Margaret River).” At the end of 2003, South Melbourne Prince Wine Store opened and Eyre was offered the job of manager at the now-closed St Kilda shop. The job came with a catch – she wouldn’t be able to take three months off a year to make wine.

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Food \ kendall hill reviews Prix Fixe

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rix Fixe is not, despite its name, a posh French restaurant. “We are not fine dining,” our waitress emphasises – three times – at the start of Friday lunch. So I dutifully ignore the fact I am seated at a table double clothed in starchy white linen, set with gold-rimmed crockery and flashing glassware. Prix Fixe is also, categorically, not a theatre restaurant. Again, this is despite all indications to the contrary. The advance “ticket” sales, the monthly “show” menu (March was A Midsummer Night’s Dream), the vampy billboard out front spruiking this city newcomer “starring Philippa Sibley”. Just goes to show, you can’t judge a cook by her cover. “The table is the stage,” our waitress explains helpfully when she notices us glancing around for signs of entertainment. But to more practical matters first. To score a table at Prix Fixe you must buy a “ticket” online, though the fortunate might score a seat simply by walking through the door. It’s billed as Australia’s first ticketed restaurant but, in reality, it is a restaurant that takes only online bookings and effectively makes diners pay a sizeable deposit to secure their seat. A sizeable, non-refundable deposit, if I read their website correctly. It’s quite clever marketing by Sibley and co-owner Jason Jones, but it wouldn’t fly unless the experience – and most importantly the food – was worth it. And they are. Beyond the shimmery silver curtain at the entrance lies a long room that’s a little bit cabaret, a little bit bistro. There are mirrors on the rear wall, banquettes and bentwood-style chairs, intimate lighting filtered from street windows or trained onto clothed or marble Titania Chicken tables by ceramic lampshades. At eye level it’s elegant; exposed ceiling piping gives it an industrial edge. midsummer quips and retorts”. Which tells the diner The wine list has plenty of tempting Euro drops and precisely nothing, of course, so you need to have a little some gems from home terroir too, with 15 by the glass, faith. This is not so hard if you’re familiar with the while ephemeral cocktails are conjured up to match Talented Ms Sibley’s work at Est Est Est, Ondine and, each month’s menu. most recently, at the likeable Albert Street Food & Wine For lunch we take a meal deal – three courses for $60, in Brunswick. with a glass of wine. We’re allowed to swap the offered What actually arrives on the plate, clockwise riesling for an assyrtiko, which turns out to be perfect from top, is fresh pea falafel with a faint chilli hit (“a with Sibley’s Greek-inspired March menu. triumph!” the critics applaud); whipped white cod roe, It begins with an “Overture”, a teacup of freestyle aka taramasalata (too sharp and face-pullingly avgolemono where the soupy bit is a densely salty at first flush, but it mellows); a stack of textured, chilled asparagus number and the cored cucumber slices piped with a cream of lemony, eggy, chickeny flavours are contained A LITTLE labna, ouzo and dill (summery, light, fresh); in a scoop of half-submerged ice-cream – BIT CABARET, and char-grilled haloumi with vegetables made with chicken stock, preserved lemon A LITTLE BIT escabeche, which is a fancy way of saying and bay. There’s a flurry of sieved egg white on BISTRO pickled carrots. It’s a charming curtain raiser. top. Novel? You betcha. Act II, Titania, features a ballotine (boned “It’s astonishing,” says my date, who is English thigh) of Bannockburn chicken with panzanella and has never tasted savoury ice-cream. I think it’s stuffing, cooked sous vide then browned in the oven. very nice. A little bit dessert-ish. I’m not really getting On the side, a tumbled salad of artichokes, green the chicken or lemon but I’m loving the asparagus soup. tomato, olive and zucchini with barrel-aged feta. A And then onto Act I, Bacchanalia!, promoted on crisp zucchini flower above, a smear of garlicky potato the menu as an “Aegean-inspired selection of mad,

skordalia beneath. And a separate salad of crunchy cos leaves, about six in all, with a simple mustard-seed dressing – because Mustardseed was one of Titania’s fairy servants. Again, it’s lovely. I have no idea why Act III is called Bottom. It’s a fetching arrangement of almond and pine-nut baklava, a panna cotta of truffled, slightly overpowering honey, apricot sorbet and then gold leaf and a sugared rose petal for whimsy. There’s so much going on that it doesn’t make sense in my mouth. The truffle, particularly, seems to have barged in on the wrong act. Still, it’s been a fun and enjoyable lunch. So much so I wanted to go back for an encore the following week but they were booked out, which suggests Sibley has found a willing audience with this clever debut. I suspect that’s because, despite the theatrics, this is not a case of a chef indulging herself at the expense of the diner. She’s obviously cooking for our pleasure as well as her own. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au To read more reviews www.theweeklyreview.com.au/food

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he first thing you notice about Dom Bagnato is his impeccable dress sense. He’s stylish, modern and elegant at once – he’s always wearing the latest fabrics from Milan, Florence and London and curates his tailored look with a cool Italian influence. The 56-year-old designer, who has put his own name to his menswear label for the past 30 years, has lived and breathed fashion most of his life. Tailoring is in his DNA. And, along with his charming dress code, his smile and energy light up a room. Whether he’s on judging panels at the Myer Fashions on The Field at Flemington, backstage at autumn/winter Myer runway shows or mingling at VIP events, Bagnato is one of the friendliest faces in the game. He is a genuine spirit in a fickle business in which some designers can get too big for their boots and shun the media. He’s less about small talk and more about getting on with business, and always has time for those around him. Bagnato runs the label with son Nunzio by his side – while his wife is in charge of the financial backbone. To have survived 30 years in menswear is a major feat, one Bagnato casually puts down to luck. But surely it’s not solely about the cards falling the right way. It’s evident that hard work and sticking to what you believe in are what has made this Australian designer a standout in his field. Labels come and go, but Bagnato has secured a loyal following, from young men in their 20s to gents in their 60s all keen to plug into his fashionable and elegant menswear that captures the heart and soul of what it means to be Italian. “We just do what we do,” says Bagnato. “We stick to our guns. It’s always about great Italian fabrics, good quality shirts and modern and elegant fits when it comes to suits,” he says. Their latest autumn/winter 2014 campaign was photographed at Panton Hill Winery – set against a beautiful backdrop of a rustic Italian-inspired vineyard

that reminds Bagnato of where his father grew up. “I love the Italian connection, and shooting this campaign at the winery seemed fitting,” Bagnato says. “Being in our 30th year in business, we wanted some elements in the collection that reflected things we are known for, like texture, fabric design and our Italian style. “We zoned in on those and revved up the Italian style. We start with luxurious fabrics and link back to Italy – it’s where my parents are from and it’s in my DNA. “Clothing is a way of communicating. Look at the Italians: it’s always about ‘la bella figura’. It’s about

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Books \ ALPINE ARCHITECTURE could work here too, writes CORRIE PERKIN

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t first glance, the traditional European mountain chalet might appear to have little in common with the lifestyles and domestic needs of 21st-century Melburnians. Made of logs and with sloping rooflines designed to cope with heavy snowfalls, the original alpine chalets were used only during the summer as herdsmen’s huts. Abandoned in winter, these buildings had to be simple in design, practical and resilient. In their new book, Chalets: Trendsetting Mountain Treasures, architecture writers Michelle Galindo and Sophie Steybe recall the development of the chalet from herdsmen’s hut to alpine institution. “Jean-Jacques Rousseau used the word ‘chalet’ in the mid-18th century,’’ they write in their preface. “It was at this time that his theories regarding a simple, sublime life in connection with nature were of particular importance. “The gentry built romantic huts in landscape gardens, and around the end of the 18th century this building type became typical of wild-romantic, picturesque mountain architecture.’’ Chalet architecture found a new fan base during the mid-19th century when alpine travel became the rage, particularly among English walking groups.

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Style + the city \ Colour Counsel

editor \ Sian MacPherson pictures \ Earl Carter

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he streetscapes of Melbourne’s inner south-east are dotted with Victorian houses with façades in the same style as this family home in Malvern. With the front exterior exuding a sense of formality and regality, the back of the house has received a contemporary extension by Fink & McMahon Architects. It uses generous, oversized windows and well-placed skylights to allow light to flood into the new open-plan living space. Commissioned to complete the interior aesthetics, Nexus Designs was asked to create an inviting, practical and liveable home for a family with two school-aged children. Using black, grey, white and red as the main colours in the family living and dining room not only packs a visual punch in the oversized room, but also allows the space to stand up to the demands of growing children. Red B&B Italia Lazy armchairs and a Jardan Montana sofa in a dark grey fabric ensure the living space is

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warm and relaxing, with no need to worry about marks or spills. Choosing to buck the trend of a “good room”, designer Sonia Simpfendorfer says Nexus deliberately de-formalised the front sitting room with low-profile, soft upholstered pieces such as the grey Le Bambole sofas by B&B Italia and citrus-coloured Fat-Fat and Lady Fat side tables, which all but shout informal and fun. Creating a calming haven in the main bedroom was accomplished by using an all-white scheme on the walls and with the Gervasoni Ghost furniture. In this family home, Nexus Designs has clearly mastered the art of creating the perfect balance between warm and welcoming, and calm and visually interesting through the use of colour play and furniture selection. Most importantly, it has created a family home that is liveable. That’s a sign of a brief well met. \ smacpherson@theweeklyreview.com.au


Styled: A limited colour palette and carefully chosen furniture help this family house work for its inhabitants, of all ages.

“nexus designs has … created the perfect balance between warm and welcoming, and calming and visually interesting”

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trends report \ get cooking on the kitchen God-given: Blanco Zeus kitchen with Silestone benchtop (main).

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he kitchen is the hardest-working room in the house. It is a place of nurture, comfort and function and needs to cope just as well with the insomniac’s midnight cup of hot milk as it does with the six o’clock madness of dinner preparation and entertaining a crowd. We go to the kitchen to be nourished, soothed, indulged, to be efficient and creative and to show off our culinary skills to friends and family. Rex Hirst, owner of Let’s Talk Kitchens and president of the Kitchen and Bathroom Designers Institute of Australia, keeps an eagle eye on European trends and says that straight, hard lines are on the way out and we will see a lot more organic shapes. “There will be curved cabinets and curved benchtops,” he says. Thin benchtops are also going to make a big impact

on the look of kitchens. “We are seeing some very thin ones and this is made possible by the development of new stone products. There’s a Spanish company called Cosentino in Australia now, and they are going to be a major force in benchtops here,” says Hirst. Cosentino introduced Silestone quartz countertops 12 millimetres thick and have benchtops from an ultra-compacted material called Dekton that need only be 10 millimetres thick. The display-home builders’ glossy high-maintenance favourite, 2pac, is on the way out, says Hirst, and timber is set to add warmth and texture to cupboards. “There’s a great range of tactile wood laminates. They are very earthy, very dusky.”

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what’s in store Designer looks at reasonable prices are what the business strives to provide, and there is a large cross-section of attractive quality fittings to suit most budgets. A particular source of pride are the stone-top vanities, which can be combined with any cabinet and basin for an individual look. Customers are welcome to bring in plans and drawings to receive free advice on the style and placement of fittings to best suit their property and budget from staff with years of industry experience.

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bathroom breakdown Subcontractors (builder, plumber and electrician), $15,740 – builder Ken Mills

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WC and in-wall cistern, $1000 – Bourne Bathrooms

Silver mosaic floor tiles, $270 (on special) – Bunnings

Wall tiles, $379 (on special) – Mingarelli Tiles

Frameless shower screens and glazing, $2250 – Caulfield Glass

Feature vanity, basin and tap, $800 (on special) – Reece Plumbing

The rest went on paint, fixtures for showers, laundry taps, doors for linen cupboards, and laundry cabinetry.

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Let’s get cooking It’s time to add a bit of panache to your barbecue, writes BEVERLEY Johanson

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CV 1822-1890 Born in Cornwall and trained in London, where he worked in the office of a builder involved with the construction of the Houses of Parliament. A fortnightly series on architects who have influenced the way we live.

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Joseph Reed

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oseph Reed arrived in Melbourne in 1853 as part of the influx that followed the discovery of gold two years earlier and which was transforming Victoria. Reed would have set up an office immediately and entered the competitions that were then part of the architectural world. Within six months, he had been commissioned to design no fewer than three major buildings. Ever the eclectic, Reed chose a different style for each: the public library (neoclassic), Wesley Church (Gothic revival) and Bank of New South Wales in Collins Street (Renaissance revival). When that building was demolished in 1936, its elegant façade was attached to the new, mundane school of commerce at the University of Melbourne. Soon that stonework will find yet another home, on the new school of architecture. The original Wilson Hall, Ormond College, the professors’ residences and several schools were Reed’s other contributions to Melbourne’s first campus. They were generally designed in a mild adaptation of early Gothic. But when the practicalities of light and ventilation were important, Reed eschewed stylism and embraced current technology. In 1862 his firm became Reed and Barnes and went on to design many of the buildings that would make Melbourne one of the world’s great Victorian-era cities. These included the Royal Exhibition Building, the Romanesque independent church (now St David’s), Gothic Scots Church opposite and the classical Baptist church around the corner. Reed also finished off William Butterfield’s St Paul’s Cathedral after a spot of trouble with the original architects. The firm designed Melbourne Town Hall (although its

royal Exhibition Building

melbourne Town Hall

monumental portico was added later by others). Like all creative architects, Reed could not resist a minor, but challenging, residential commission. He designed Rippon Lea and other, now-gone, mansions. He also designed terraced houses at 182-186 George Street and a Gothic townhouse at 157 Hotham Street, East Melbourne. Over the years his firm morphed into Reed Henderson & Smart, and then Bates Peebles & Smart. From those years came our incomparable reading room at the State Library, with one of the world’s greatest reinforced concrete domes. In the middle of the last century, the firm became Bates Smart & McCutcheon, producing many of Australia’s award-winning office buildings. By the early 1950s, the profession had accepted the international style. After a trip to the US, Osborn

McCutcheon (later Sir Osborn) made a messianic announcement to students: “From now on, I’m going contemporary.” Bates Smart & McCutcheon (now Bates Smart) became one of the nation’s most successful and respected modernist architectural practices. Joseph Reed died at Hawthorn of “inanition and exhaustion”. He had done much to create the physical form of Victoria’s gold boom. The inevitable end of that boom had decimated his estate but it still included “several violins by Stradivarius”. Most of Reed’s buildings are on the Victorian Heritage Register. The Royal Exhibition Building is on the World Heritage List: his reading room should be. \ Know of an architect for our Shaping Melbourne column? email \ nclerehan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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esearch tells us that when building interiors offer abundant daylight and views of the outdoors, the people inside thrive. If that’s the case, the inhabitants of this new house in Glen Iris look set for a happy, productive and relatively stress-free future. This house gets plenty of daylight through windows on the east, west and northern sides. The views extend over the hills and valleys of Glen Iris, taking in the tower of the Malvern Town Hall. In winter, when the golden elm in the backyard sheds its leaves, the city skyline comes into view. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom residence is officially a townhouse, but it doesn’t skimp on space and would accommodate a family with ease. It has a study, lounge, dining/living room, open-plan kitchen, and full-width terrace with undercover dining area, rumpus room, two en suites, a family bathroom, two powder rooms and a laundry. The double garage, behind security gates and with internal entry, is another plus. This house has its own street frontage and a deep block with a traditional back garden and lawn. It occupies half of what was once a 1000-square-metre block with an old house on it. The other half of the block also been developed with another townhouse. Traditionalists may lament the decline of the suburban block, but this house and its neighbour provide accommodation for two families on a block that once housed only one in an area packed with excellent amenities. Inside, all is sleek and shiny. Interiors are predominantly open plan with white walls and ceilings, offset by the warmth of wide floorboards. The small study is set in an alcove off the entrance hall that then connects to the open-plan lounge room, which has north-facing windows. The informal dining and living hub is light and airy, with the added advantage of views of the tree that is the focal point of the back garden. An island bench topped with charcoal-coloured granite separates the living zone from the kitchen, where Smeg appliances are packed among the cabinetry. A pull-out storage unit next to the fridge is a welcome addition, although this kitchen, like the rest of the house, is big on storage. A butler’s pantry is tucked around the corner next to the fridge. The laundry, with outdoor access, is adjacent. A full-width terrace off the informal living area can, in effect, become an another room when the party spills outside. Its generous size and views of the garden, as well as space for an outdoor setting and barbecue, make it ideal for year-round entertaining. Back towards the front of the house, a wide, carpeted staircase with a glass balustrade leads up to the open-plan rumpus area. More north-facing windows feature here. Two bedrooms off the rumpus room each have a wall of built-in wardrobes. Both rooms get morning light from their east-facing windows. The larger of the two has an en suite. Near the rumpus room, the family bathroom has a shower and a bath with dark grey mosaic-tiled surround. A powder room is next to the bathroom. A third bedroom opposite the powder room also gets natural light from the north. At the end of the hall, the main bedroom benefits from its location at the back of the building as it gets the much-vaunted views. Two fitted walk-in wardrobes – one much larger than the other – are on either side of the bedroom door. The en suite bathroom is large, with a double shower and two basins. \ MARIA HARRIS property@mmpgroup.com.au

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Price \ $3 million +

Auction \ May 3 at 12.30pm

Bold geometric shapes, simple layout, and a focus on natural light are the hallmarks of modernist design used when this roomy house was built in the 1950s. The house still looks innovative and individual. A metal truss emphasises the extended roofline that shelters a north-facing double-height glass wall, through which the staircase and balustrade are visible. A wall of glass blocks creates balance and the whole structure is reflected in the pool – a more recent addition – at centre stage. The living room is between the pool and a front courtyard garden. It shares a two-sided gas fireplace with a timber-panelled den that has a fitted bar and access to the double garage. A dining room is alongside, then a timber kitchen with meals area, followed by a study with windows on three sides. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two with en suites and street-facing balconies. There is separate access to a fifth bedroom/studio with en suite. Some aspects would welcome renovation but the bathrooms are modern. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

Price \ $1.3 million +

Auction \ May 10 at 11am

It’s rare to find a renovated Edwardian house that mixes old-world style with new features so well. The entrance is at the side of the house, giving prime space for the living room to soak up the views of the front garden through a delightful bay window. It may be renovated but its period features haven’t been forgotten, with high ceilings, ceiling roses and leadlight highlights alongside polished timber floors in communal areas. Down the hallway, two carpeted bedrooms with built-in wardrobes sit opposite the main bedroom. This marvellous room has an open fireplace, a walk-in wardrobe and a modern en suite. The en suite and the adjacent central bathroom underline their contemporary design with stunning timber vanities and cabinetry. From here the house expands to an open-plan family and meals area. Overlooking this brilliant space is a modern kitchen with Caesarstone benches and stainless-steel appliances, while outside you’ll find a sunny rear deck, backyard and freestanding studio or fourth bedroom. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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BALWYN NORTH \ 80 URSA STREET Not a skerrick of its modest brick-veneer past is found inside or outside this recently rebuilt house on 700 square metres. The vendors gutted the original to create a five-bedroom house with several living zones, state-of-the-art fittings and decorator detail. The house shows its quiet, neighbourly street a new front garden, a central chimney flanked by the living room’s horizontal window panes, and a carport that multitasks as a portico and as the floor of a glass-sided balcony above. Inside, styling is set by dark bamboo floors contrasting with pale grey walls, pendant lights and feature wallpaper. The kitchen splashback’s mixed-media tile is repeated in the bathrooms. The living room focus is on a gas fireplace set in a glass-tile mosaic. The adjoining dining room and its adjacent kitchen welcome light through glass doors along a north-facing terrace. Further living areas include a study and rumpus room upstairs and a retreat in the basement. Of the two ground-level bedrooms and three upstairs, two have en suites. The back garden lets you trade chores for chilling with a 150-square-metre tiered timber deck. Primary schools, shops and parks are close by. Freeway entry is around the corner for a drive or bus ride to the city. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Christopher Russell \ 9817 0123

Price \ $1.549 million

Private sale

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Fletchers 9090 8390 3

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Jellis Craig 9831 2800 4

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Marshall White Armadale 9822 9999 4

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Kay & Burton South Yarra 9820 1111 3

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10 Outlook Drive, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 26 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 11-11.30am; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

14 Churchill Street, Kew ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 10 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

7 Millicent Avenue, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $2.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 10 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm .................................................................

2/589a Toorak Road, Toorak ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Sunday May 11 at noon ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

Transformed with style, flair and French provincial influences, this original brick residence is now an amazing, stylish and contemporary family house.

Live, work and relax in style in this northfacing garden beauty. This stylishly presented house delivers a wonderful entertainer's indoor/outdoor lifestyle.

Magnificently nestled within spectacular Paul Bangay-designed north-facing gardens is this beautiful solid-brick Victorian residence.

A Joe Fudge-designed villa unit (one of four) in immaculate condition with spacious living areas and a westerly terrace garden.

Let's eat lunch @ Harvest Blend, 1393 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Dragon Phoenix, 1370 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Santucci's, 1392 Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Hellenic Republic, 26 Cotham Road Let's eat dinner @ Ocha, 3 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Cocoa Patisserie, 169 High Street

Let's eat lunch @ Treat, Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ Café Latte, 521 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Husk, 557 Malvern Road

Let's eat lunch @ Manhattan, 448 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Valentino, 517 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Sezanas on Toorak, 428 Toorak Road

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he market pauses financial scope for prices growth. for reflection over So, finally, after three years in the Easter as a quieter doldrums, Melbourne house prices now winter beckons. The generally exceed those recorded at the Melbourne weekend previous high-water mark of the market in auction market is set June 2010. to take a well-earned Melbourne’s weekend home auction breather over Easter after a generally solid market is a reliable indicator of wider performance since the season began in market activity, and it is no coincidence earnest on February 1. Early signs are that weekend clearance rates rising from emerging, however, of a moderation in an average of 58 per cent in 2012 to an buyer activity as the market moves average of 70 per cent over 2013 into the normally quieter winter translated into similar prices selling season. growth in that period. prospects Historically low interest Unsurprisingly, the Melbourne still remain rates and the resultant sharp auction market started off this positive improvement in housing year in similar fashion to where affordability have been the it left off in 2013. However, auction catalysts for unleashing pent-up clearance rates started to rise over demand in most capital housing markets February and into March, indicating the over the past year. And this has resulted in market may be stepping up a gear. the best prices growth recorded since the Weekend auction clearance rates strong market conditions of 2009 and 2010. averaged 75.4 per cent over the five Melbourne has been no exception to this weekends until the pause for the Labour growth spurt, with house prices increasing Day weekend holiday. This was significantly by 9 per cent over 2013. It’s no surprise that higher than the 71.1 per cent clearance rate Melbourne house prices have been on the average recorded by the Melbourne market move as the average prepayment for a home over the final seven weekends of 2013. loan for the purchase of owner-occupied Since the Labour Day weekend, property in Victoria has fallen by about however, clearance rates have faded with 20 per cent, or $100 per week, over the a nonetheless solid average of 72 per cent past two years. This has provided plenty of recorded over the six weekends before the

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andrew wilson \ the market takes a well-earned break

Easter break. Part of this decline in activity may be the high number of auction listings hosted by the market. There were 8778 auctions in metro Melbourne between February 1 and April 15 this year. This is 2993 more, or 51.8 per cent higher, than the number of auctions over the same period last year and clearly reflects seller confidence. Melbourne’s prestige suburban regions have bucked the recent weakening trend over April and have continued to record strong results well above the city-wide rate. Bayside recorded a clearance rate of 76.7 per cent over April, up from 68.7 per cent over March, and Boroondara similarly recorded another strong clearance rate of 77.2 per cent over April compared with the March result of 73.8 per cent.

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Noel Jones Camberwell 9809 2000 2

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Melbourne’s solid early autumn auction market now takes a well-earned two-weekend breather as a result of the Easter and Anzac Day breaks. The market will pick up again over the following weeks but lower buyer and seller activity can be expected to move into the typically quieter winter period. Similar to auction market activity, recent Victorian home loan data from the ABS also indicates some moderating in demand from buyers – particularly owner-occupiers and first home buyers. The state of the local Victorian economy also remains a concern, with the March unemployment rate stuck on 6.4 per cent. Although a struggling local economy will act as an impediment to housing market activity over the winter months ahead, prospects for Melbourne’s prestige property market still remain positive, particularly if the recent upward trajectory of the stockmarket is maintained. \ Dr Andrew Wilson Dr Andrew Wilson is senior economist for Australian Property Monitors

Follow Andrew on Twitter @DocAndrewWilson

POSTCODE

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Jellis Craig 9810 5000 4

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4 Grattan Place, Richmond ................................................................. Price: $820,000 - $900,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 17 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

2 Jaques Street, Hawthorn East ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 3 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 12.30-1pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

2/480 Auburn Road, Hawthorn ................................................................. Price: $390,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 10 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................

227 Highfield Road, Camberwell ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 10 at noon ................................................................. OFI Thur 11.45am-12.15pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

Ana attractive freestanding single-fronted Victorian in a prime Richmond location close to Yarra Park, Bridge Road shops, restaurants and transport.

A quiet and beautiful tree-lined cul-de-sac in the coveted Harcourt Hill precinct forms the back-drop for this two-storey contemporary family residence.

A ground-floor unit nestled back in the block. Light-filled and full of potential, it has a central bathroom, a generous kitchen/meals area and a car space.

Transformed to highlight substantial dimensions both inside and out, this 1920s house has formal rooms, Euro/stone kitchen/meals and huge family room.

Let's eat lunch @ New York Tomato, 24/2-6 New Street Let's eat dinner @ Il Duca, 132 Wellington Parade Let's drink coffee @ Short Black Café, 140 Bridge Road

Let's eat lunch @ Coffeehead, 8 Railway Parade Let's eat dinner @ Italy 1, 823 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ The Counter, 96 Auburn Road

Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Pizza Religion, 493 Tooronga Road Let's drink coffee @ Axil Coffee Roasters, 322 Burwood Road

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99 Millswyn Street South Yarra

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The Ultimate Urban Sanctuary A lifestyle of effortless luxury is realised through this contemporary free standing home complete with pool and basement garaging situated in an unparalleled Botanic Gardens position. Vast living and entertaining proportions are offset by three terrific bedrooms, substantial home office, basement level with outstanding cellar and four car garaging, pool, spa, gym and luxury appointments throughout.

VIEW By Appointment

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337

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7 St James Place Toorak

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 13th May at 5pm

Entertainers Dream in Prized and Exclusive Location Stunning Ilario Cortese designed home on approximately 459sqm is supremely positioned in this Toorak enclave. Boasting an extraordinary kitchen, dining, and living space bathed in light. The tranquil outdoor area and lap pool completes an entertainers dream. Three spacious and stylish bedrooms, all with generous walk in robes and en-suites.This prestigious residence also features home cinema, home office, lap pool, wine cellar, and gymnasium. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 1 - 1.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm, Saturday 1 - 1.30pm

CALL Matt Davis Michael Gibson

0412 466 858 0418 530 392

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3539A Point Nepean Road Sorrento

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“Navarino” – On The 18th Fairway, Sorrento Golf Club Internationally acclaimed Royston Wilson Designs’ newest bold vision in full flow. Three magnificent levels of unparalleled luxury coastal living and genius home control automation. Taking full advantage of its remarkable position abutting the Sorrento Golf Club, with cart access for Members, the panoramic views across the Fairways and Portsea dunes are art in motion. Five bedrooms and bathrooms, study, gym, theatre, lift, floating kitchen bench, latest Gaggenau, OFP, worlds best outdoor living terrace, cantilevered pool decking, pavilion, five car garage, opposite Point King Beach. VIEW By Appointment

CALL Liz Jensen Gerald Delany

0418 446 228 0418 355 337

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103 Chambers Road Woodend

PRIVATE SALE

‘Macedon Grange’ circa 1985 – On 47ha (118 acres) One of the most characteristic and highest quality homes in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. Approximately 82 squares includes entrance hall, open plan living with 8m high cathedral ceiling, deluxe kitchen, dining area, sunroom, tv room, second sitting room, study, 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a stunning summer house & cellar. Other features include security system, electric floor heating, 4 car garage, domestic rain water supply and drought proof farm water supply from 6 excellent dams.

CALL Emma Bloom 0419 330 968 Gowan Stubbings 0412 269 999 Conjunctional Agent Keatings Real Estate John Keating 0419 880 444 Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

VIEW By Appointment

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21 Turners Road Balnarring

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Sunday 27th April at 5pm

29 Eatons Cutting Red Hill

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“Tarragarra” Exclusive and secluded, this substantial 40 acre approx. estate with a four bedroom, two bathroom residence offers a rare opportunity to acquire acreage situated in a beautiful country setting with Botanic gardens and excellent facilities for horses through to grazing. For your comfort the home includes air conditioning, hydronic heating, open fireplace and a wood fire. State-of-the-art facilities include a dressage arena, figure of eight training paddock, vaulting facility, 100 tree olive grove, 1400 tree pomegranate orchard, two dams and a bore. VIEW Saturday & Sunday 3 - 3.45pm

Sophisticated Seclusion with Bay Views Set on a picturesque three acres approx. with treed views at every turn, the bay as a backdrop and a swimming pool, this refined residence with separate guest accommodation and a meditation studio offers an incomparable lifestyle. The main residence features elegant formal living and dining rooms, stone feature wall and views across the landscaped garden. The grounds include a putting green, a large double remote garage, a substantial rose garden and an orchard. Soak up the stunning setting yet enjoy the convenience of being a few minutes from Red Hill’s local shops. VIEW Saturday 1 - 1.30pm, Sunday 1.30 - 2pm

CALL Prue McLaughlin Tom Barr Smith

0417 389 006 0438 368 020

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CALL Andrew Hines Prue McLaughlin

0400 630 630 0417 389 006

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AUCTION Sunday 11th May at 12noon

Luxury Single Level Villa The enduring hallmarks of renowned architect Joe Fudge are ever-present in this impeccably maintained and particularly spacious single level Villa, set towards the rear of this exclusive enclave of just four - perfectly suited to those seeking a scaled down lifestyle. Wide set to allow maximum appeal and a flowing floorplan, features include formal entry, spacious interconnecting living and dining rooms, Miele equipped kitchen with Caesarstone benches, hallway leading to three sizeable bedrooms including main with ensuite, north-lit alfresco terrace and double garage. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 10 - 10.30am

ABBOTSFORD 5/8 Trenerry Crescent

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MAGNIFICENT EXECUTIVE LIVING This superbly scaled apartment designed by Edgard Pirrotta offers ´Great Room´ living/dining flowing to terrace, 2nd living area, stunning kitchen, 3BRs and 2 designer bathrooms plus dual garaging and wine storage, airconditioning, lift entry, monitored security and premium appointments.

CALL Michael Armstrong 0407 063 263 Michael Gibson 0418 530 392 Gerald Delany 0418 355 337

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FOR SALE OR LEASE

Rare chance in Balwyn School Zone Wed 5.45-6.15 & Sat 11.30-12

James Keenan 0418 580 620 Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Fitzroy |

nelsonalexander.com.au

172 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North

• Church, Hall and Carpark

• Suit a variety of uses

• Building area 700sqm*

• Flexible lease terms available

• Telco leases returning $60,000p.a.* • Land area 1,633sqm*

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Wednesday 30 April at 4pm Office Suite 1, 222 St Kilda Rd, St Kilda Web www.melbourneacquisitions.com.au

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Residence 2, 589a Toorak Road Toorak

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An iconic landmark and the oldest remaining residence in Victoria, "Banyule Homestead" (c1846) is a grand Gothic Revival mansion atop country-style grounds of approx. 9,085m2 with spectacular wetland views stretching to the Dandenong Ranges. A magnificent family estate featuring breathtaking heritage beauty, resort-style tennis court, pool plus potential for 3/4 lot sub-division (STCA). With 20 stately rooms including Reception, grand-scale Dining, Ballroom, Music room, Study, palatial Master Suite, Retreat, Euro/Stone Kitchen/Living areas and Sunroom.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING 7th May 2014 at 4pm ____________________________________________________ INSPECT

Wed 2-2.45pm & Sat 3-3.45pm

Inspections by prior registration only ____________________________________________________ CONTACT

Iain Carmichael 0418 850 988 Nick Smith 0425 755 238 ____________________________________________________

OFFICE Balwyn 9831 2800 ____________________________________________________ WEB www.60-74buckinghamdrive.com ____________________________________________________

jelliscraig.com.au

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melbourne • east melbourne • collingwood

Spectacular Garden townhouSe

Auction

East MElbournE 2/6 Wellington Crescent

D3 E3 F2

Offering the ultimate lifestyle choice in Melbourne’s premier location, a stylish 3 bedroom plus study retreat close to the expanse of the Fitzroy Gardens. This clever design creates an inviting sense of space and privacy. Ground level comprising of open plan living and dining with a gourmet kitchen. Upstairs to two spacious bedrooms, top floor is a wonderful opportunity for a large family room, home office or additional bedroom and the lower level is home to the huge theatre/entertainment room and beautiful leafy terrace for enjoying the morning newspaper.

• Private peaceful location • Ample amounts of space • Theatre/Entertainment room • Secure entry and car parking • Facilities include two gyms and two pools • Great open plan living

Saturday 10th May 10.00am View Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm

Please note: Photo ID required to inspect

Meriah Stack 0407 393 577

2-6wellingtongardens.com

Paul Caine 0407 393 900

Lynda Manor - “ItaLIanate” VIctorIan terrace (cIrca 1889)

Auction

East MElbournE 110 Vale Street

D3 E3 F1

Welcome to a stunning two-storey 19th century terrace home that’s as picturesque today as the day it was built (circa 1889). This grand home with three oversized bedrooms sits in an ideal location facing the expansive Victoria Park and only a pleasant stroll from Melbourne City. Lovingly maintained to preserve the homes dignified old world charm while still offering the functional necessities and comfort of a modern home. The property features such luxuries as a drawing room, separate dining room, sitting room, an impeccable kitchen and rear access.

• 19th Century Italianate Balconied Terrace • Vast Parkland estate as a prized front garden • Impressively sized front rooms on both levels • Potential to personalize or upgrade • Exclusive location in a green-belt pocket • Wide rear lane rear access

Please note: Photo ID required to inspect

110valestreet.com

caine.com.au

Sat 10th of May 12.00pm View Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm

370 Albert Street eASt melbourne

Paul Caine 0407 393 900

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TOORAK

176 Williams Road

Perfectly positioned to both Hawksburn and Toorak Villages, restaurants, shops and transport this well appointed townhouse offers space and low maintenance living. Comprising: Entrance hall to kitchen and meals area, spacious light filled open plan living/dining with open fire opening to sunny North facing paved courtyard garden. Upstairs: 3 good sized bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in robe, 2nd bedroom with built in robes, 3rd bedroom also with built in robes and opening to West facing terrace, central bathroom and separate W/C. Other features include ducted heating, air conditioning to main bedroom and double lock up garage with internal access.

BRIGHTON

Saturday 26th April at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 rtedgar.com.au

5/770 Hampton Street

Stylish Village Living with Home Office Option. This brand new two-storey apartment architect designed by Edgard Pirrotta enjoys its own frontage and has a home office with a separate entrance perfectly located to take advantage of the Village setting. Designer detail highlights the interior with impressive glassed northfacing open-plan living with two balconies, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and an elegant kitchen. Basement garaging for two cars leads a long list of luxuries in this stand-out address with shops at your doorstep, and the beach nearby.

Saturday 3rd May at 12.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm Justin Follett 0405 996 822 John Godridge 0418 277 518 103 Church Street, Brighton 9592 9299 rtedgar.com.au

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TOORAK 4 Woorigoleen Road Exclusively situated near Toorak Village, this distinctive c1950´s modernist residence´s largely refurbished spaces are perfect for now but also offer scope to further update or rebuild (STCA). Designed around a northern courtyard and heated pool, the generous sitting room (OFP), media room with bar and formal dining provide a wonderful inter connected entertaining space. The granite Bosch kitchen, casual dining and study also open to the pool. Three bedrooms with stylish ensuites are complemented by two further bedrooms & stylish bathroom. Land: 623sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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KEW 32 Highbury Grove This impressive tuck pointed brick Edwardian residence c1902 arguably the finest home in the surrounding area features exquisite period detailing and zoned contemporary living areas comprising black/white tiled foyer, study, northfacing formal sitting & dining rooms, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ ensuite, 2 attic-style with retreat/5th bedroom & 2 family bathrooms plus an expansive family domain includes a superb Euro/stone gourmet kitchen, informal dining & living/ home cinema overlooking a paved alfresco area plus games room/retreat & remote 3-car garage. Land: 1,263sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 1.30pm

Inspect

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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TOORAK 7 Millicent Avenue Magnificently nestled within spectacular north-facing Paul Bangay gardens, this beautiful Victorian residence impressively merges contemporary style with captivating elegance near Beatty Ave, Hawksburn Village, Toorak station and leading schools. Dark stained Baltic Pine floors flow through the classic hallway to a sitting room/study (OFP), two gorgeous bedrooms (OFPs), third bedroom, stylish bathroom and generous main bedroom upstairs with designer en-suite. Sensational living/dining room (OFP) and gourmet kitchen open to a stunning garden oasis.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.7millicentavenue-toorak.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 2 Jaques Street A quiet and beautiful tree-lined cul-de-sac in one of Melbourne´s finest residential areas the coveted Harcourt Hill precinct forms the backdrop for this impressive family residence featuring an interior designed to capture northern sunlight comprising wide tiled entrance foyer, large sitting room, adjacent dining & family domain with a superbly appointed granite/Miele kitchen plus a downstairs bathroom, study & laundry. The generous accommodation continues upstairs with a huge retreat, 4 bedrooms, 3 with BIRs, main/ ensuite & family bathroom+p/room. Land: 917sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2jaquesstreet-hawthorneast.com

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MALVERN 78A Elizabeth Street Modern convenience, contemporary style, and timeless sophistication were the brief: 78a Elizabeth Street is the product of this vision. Spacious, light filled, and private, this stunning near new home enjoys the finest in family living close to shopping, transport, Melbourne´s best schools and proudly sitting opposite Menzies reserve. The finely selected finishes compliment this considered design to create a rarely found family residence of 4 beds, exec study, large open plan kitchen/family room, enormous basement incl multipurpose room, and basement for 4 cars.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.78aelizabethstreet-malvern.com

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GLEN IRIS 9 Seaton Street The exceptional proportions, superb styling & brilliant location near Gardiner´s Creek, Ashburton Village, Darling & Glen Iris stations & excellent schools demonstrate how successfully this sensational residence responds to every family need. Timeless contemporary elegance defines sitting room, formal dining, generous living/dining room & stylish contemporary Caeserstone kitchen opening to northeast garden with heated pool. An opulent main bedroom with ensuite/2 WIRs is accompanied by 3 large bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom & huge retreat. Land 738sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.9seatonstreet-gleniris.com

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ARMADALE 32 Lambeth Avenue Completely original and utterly enchanting, this unrenovated c1900´s period residence has the potential to be one of Armadale´s most beautiful family homes. In a prized location near High St, Glenferrie Rd, leading schools and Union St Park, it represents a rare opportunity to restore to its former glory while adding modern family luxury (STCA). Ornate high ceilings set the scene through arched hallway, sitting room, three bedrooms, study and bathroom. Kitchen with dining room and former scullery open to northeast garden with garage via ROW. Land: 434sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James Tomlinson 0408 350 684 James Scarff 0419 233 377

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.32lambethavenue-armadale.com

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ASHBURTON 20 Ward Street This charming Californian Bungalow c1936 is nestled within a beautiful heritage protected streetscape with an ideal location close to the Anniversary Trail & Gardiners Creek plus the popular Ashburton Village, Chadstone Shopping Centre, public transport including Alamein Station, excellent schools & CBD/CityLink access. The home is in original condition throughout requiring total renovation including a rear extension (STCA) & currently comprises hallway, sitting & dining, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/meals, informal living, laundry, external WC. Land: 603sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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Contact

Jack Stean 0434 588 664 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.20wardstreet-ashburton.com

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CAMBERWELL 26 Hartwell Hill Road Offered for sale for the first time in its illustrious history this charming timber Californian Bungalow c1924 offers a rare opportunity to renovate & extend or alternatively it could be a perfect site for a luxurious new home (STCA). Given its highly valued location close to Camberwell shopping options, parklands, schools, local kindergarten, popular new cafĂŠ strip & transport. Currently comprising 7 principle rooms, 3 bedrooms, functional kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet, rear deck and garden with mature trees, carport, lock-up garage and rear lane access. Land: 697sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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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.26hartwellhillroad-camberwell.com

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CAMBERWELL 33 Morey Street Offering an excellent opportunity for families to buy into a brilliant lifestyle area - this attractive timber home is ideally situated in a pretty tree-lined street with scope to maximize the views to the adjacent parkland with a renovation/ extension or is potentially a new home site (STCA). Stylishly renovated the home boasts direct access to Cooper Reserve, generous informal living and entertaining areas flowing to a northern deck, sitting room, 4 bedrooms or 3+study, bathroom, powder room, modern kitchen & ducted heating/ refridgerated air conditioning. Land 711sqm (Approx)

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Contact

Kathy Malcolm 0416 279 966 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.33moreystreet-camberwell.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 38 Mt Ida Avenue On a corner allotment with tremendous scope, the light filled home comprises formal living and dining rooms, 2BRs with BIRs, a third with private nth facing balcony, a second shared balcony and original Art Deco bathroom. Outside features a large enclosed entertaining area and private rear garden with ample space for a swimming pool. Closely located to Anderson Park, Camberwell Junction, Riversdale Road tram, easy access to Monash Freeway and some of Melbourne´s finest schools. Also includes DLUG, laundry/2nd bathroom, gas duct heat and a/c.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Tori McGregor 0400 633 992

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.38mtidaavenue-hawthorneast.com

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GLEN IRIS 9 Bella Vista Road Only 2 years old, this superbly crafted single level contemporary residence delivers approx. 33 squares of exceptional style & family flexibility near Hill ´n´ Dale Park, Ashburton Village, station & good schools. Timeless contemporary elegance defines sitting room, study or 5th bedroom, stunning main bedroom with lavish en-suite, 3 double bedrooms & designer bathroom. The gourmet European kitchen featuring stone benches & generous living & dining areas with gas log fire open to a covered alfresco terrace & private landscaped northwest garden.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 10.15-10.45am

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.9bellavistaroad-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 66 Madeline Street This eye-catching rendered brick home features a stylishly renovated/extended interior comprising entrance hall & study opening to a paved alfresco area & garden; plus a large sitting room & main bedroom with BIRs & new ensuite. A generous family room with well-equipped Bosch kitchen, laundry & bathroom opens to a deck overlooking a leafy rear garden featuring a magnificent Golden Elm tree. The upper level is highlighted by city skyline glimpses, study area, 3 further bedrooms & a 2nd family bathroom. Incls d/heating, air-conditioning, dble carport.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 10:30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Dave Oster 0418 800 120

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.66madelinestreet-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 60 Erica Avenue The beautiful dimensions of this captivating timber Edwardian residence are matched by equally impressive landscaped gardens and an enviable location near Harold Holt Pool, Central Park and schools. Leadlight windows and high ceilings distinguish glorious sitting room, formal dining and study all with gas fireplaces. The main bedroom with gas fireplace and en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms and bathroom. Generous living room (OFP), family dining and gourmet kitchen open to the stunning northeast garden with spa and studio. Land: 632sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.60ericaavenue-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 1/33 Myrniong Grove Surrounded by premium Hawthorn East real estate this attractive contemporary single level townhouse with street frontage and northern rear aspect features a light-filled interior, neutral toned dĂŠcor, entrance hall with sky windows and vaulted ceilings continuing into the living (OFP) & dining room; plus a stylish timber kitchen and informal living/meals area flowing to a sunny paved courtyard; 3 zoned bedrooms, (BIR, s main/ensuite) laundry and family bathroom. Also includes intercom, S/S oven, sprinkler system, rem/double garage.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Dave Oster 0418 800 120 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1-33myrnionggrove-hawthorneast.com

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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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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.18hillcrestavenue-kew.com

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MALVERN EAST 49 Hughes Street Idyllically situated on a deep northwest oriented allotment near Terminus Village, trams, schools and Ardrie Park, this enchanting c1920´s residence´s immaculate spaces are perfect for now but also offer exciting scope to further update, extend or as a new home site (STCA). Generous proportions and timber floors define elegant formal sitting and dining rooms (gas fireplaces), superbly equipped kitchen and spacious living/dining room with bar, opening to deep northwest garden. Three good-sized bedrooms are accompanied by two smart bathrooms. Land 621sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

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Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.49hughesstreet-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 2/64 Burke Road Superbly appointed throughout with architectural flair, quality finishes & elegant interior spaces, is this freestanding single level near new 3 bedroom townhouse. Set within this secure boutique development of only 6 & walking distance to Central Park, its generously proportioned sun filled layout includes formal living, separate open-plan living/dining, stylish Miele kitchen, ensuite & WIR to main, 2nd bathroom, separate laundry, private sun-drenched courtyard & double lock up garage. Features high ceilings, oak parquetry flooring, heating/cooling, video intercom & zoned security.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1.30-2pm

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Contact

Anthony Reis 0417 352 774 Anna Perry 0434 212 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-64burkeroad-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 2019 Malvern Road A big bold luxuriously appointed & finished north-facing extension adds outstanding family spaces to this impressively renovated 2-storey residence comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 downstairs, 2 upstairs with 2 ensuites, p/room, sitting or study plus a magnificent split-level family domain with double height cathedral ceilings & sky windows incorporating a flowing informal living & granite/Euro kitchen/meals, adjacent laundry, lower level dining & rumpus/media/office opening to a casual living with heated, flood-lit pool. Incls alarm, d/heating, carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 10th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Zali Booker 0422 576 049 Anthony Reis 0417 352 774

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.2019malvernroad-malverneast.com

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MALVERN Unit 1, 8 Glenview Avenue This spectacular brand new residence(with lift) appointed to the highest standards in terms of style & luxury. A serene sitting room is complemented by sun-filled informal living/ dining rooms boasting oak floors & a lavishly appointed Miele & Caeserstone kitchen opening to a landscaped northfacing courtyard. Luxuriously wide stairs & lift lead up to a beautiful master with designer ensuite & dressing room, 2 further double bdrms, study/4th bdrm & stunning bathroom. Coveted serene position 100m from Malvern Gardens. Double basement garaging and storeroom.

Auction

Saturday 3rd May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Peter Bennison 0418 332 864

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.1-8glenviewavenue-malvern.com

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Specialising in property up to $1million

MALVERN EAST 1039a Dandenong Road www.1039adandenongroadmalverneast.com

The inspired design of this double storey town residence has created an architecturally striking, light-filled and stylish domain perfectly situated near Caulfield Plaza and station, Monash University and Ardrie Park. The intelligently conceived floor plan places the open plan living and dining room featuring glossy floor tiles and a sleek gourmet kitchen boasting stone benches and stainless steel appliances on the upper level opening out to a wide balcony. A bright bedroom with BIRs and en-suite on the same level is matched downstairs by the generous main bedroom with designer en-suite and BIRs opening to a sunny front courtyard. Also includes a clever built in study, powder-room, Euro-laundry, air-conditioning and internally accessed garage. INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 10-10.30am AUCTION Saturday 10th May at 9.30am

Michael Derham 0425 790 233 Joe Falzon 0406 114 811

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SURREY HILLS 2/37 York Street The immaculately presented dimensions and private leafy garden surrounds of this attractive single level town residence deliver instantly inviting low maintenance living in a tranquil location walking distance to Mont Albert Village and station and Whitehorse Road trams. Defined by an abundance of natural light and garden outlooks throughout, the welcoming entrance hall flows through to a generously proportioned living and dining room with superbly appointed modern kitchen opening to a north-facing al fresco dining deck and leafy private courtyard garden. Also bright and spacious, the two bedrooms with built in robes share a stylish modern bathroom with separate toilet. A perfect first home or down sizing proposition, this appealing home also includes RC/air-conditioning, laundry and car-port.

INSPECT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 1-1.30pm AUCTION Saturday 10th May at 11.30am

Todd Braggins 0424 552 238 Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203

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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Shoreham

Auction

15 Horne Road, Shoreham Secluded down a country lane, this magnificent 60 acre, approx, property is a private paradise with gently undulating land providing magical Hinterland views and flexible future options. The surprisingly spacious four-bedroom plus a study residence captures views of the landscape both indoors and from the wraparound verandah with two zoned living areas and scope for future renovation. The established amenity from a hay shed to 2 large dams and fenced paddocks provide the framework for you to add your dream from livestock to horses to a vineyard only minutes from beautiful Shoreham beach, iconic Point Leo, world class vineyards and nearby schools and shops. Keep the existing or build your dream home.

Auction 17th May 3.00pm Terms 10% Deposit Balance due 30-120 days Inspection Thursday Saturday and Sunday 1.30 - 2.00pm Contact Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

A5 B2 C4

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Dromana

Auction

28 Burns Close, Dromana Wow! What a view! Magnificent panoramic water views are yours to enjoy from this three-bedroom, three-bathroom contemporary residence with an in-ground heated pool and self-contained studio set on 862m2 in a secluded cul-de-sac. Brilliant bay views are showcased in the open plan living area, two bedrooms and entertaining balcony. This is a sea change sensation! Auction May 3rd 1.00pm Terms 10% Deposit Balance due 30-60 days Inspection Saturday 12.30 - 1.00pm Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Luke McCoy 0467 321 322 bowmanandcompany.com.au 80 The weekly review \ APRIL 23, 2014

A3 B3 C2

FOR SALE


A9 | B4 | C6 | E

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’Alton’ c1874

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’Alton’ is amongst the finest Hill Station estates in Australia, surrounded by a garden acknowledged as one of the nation´s most significant, Alton´s history, status and renown are unique. This exceptional heritage property´s appeal extends beyond its reputation to fulfil its role as a uniquely welcoming family residence in which refined spaces for entertainment and enjoyment are matched by nine bedrooms and five bathrooms. The garden includes 24 National Trust recognised trees, a croquet lawn, the most romantic tennis court imaginable and kitchen gardens. Extensive garaging and two cottages are included.

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THE HOME DIRECTORY BATHROOMS

Solar Euan Angus Solar

Professional planning, with custom design and careful installation, using industry leading brands, ensures our highest quality systems provide hot water and/or electric power at a significantly reduced cost to you and the environment. What can we do to help you? Contact: Euan 0455 370 240 www.euanangus.com.au

Shutters A/P Shutters & Blinds

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

Garden Services Sam’s Gardening

Looking for a reliable Gardener with reasonable rates? Call Sam for all your garden needs. Specialising in mowing, weeding, general spraying, rubbish removal, gutter cleaning, tree lopping and garden maintenance.

All areas - free quotes. Contact: Sam Falvo: 0418 109 974 www.samsgardening.com.au

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

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

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

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

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

We offer maintenance programs that are tailored to your garden’s individual needs. We are focused on delivering the results that will make your garden stand out. Services: Garden maintenance, full garden clean up, tree lopping & pruning, instant lawn & more. Contact: 0418 566 241. www.paradisegardening.com.au

GARDEN CONSULTATIONS Town and Country Gardens Personalised service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks & revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice & garden designs ensuring your gardening needs are fulfilled. Contact: 9822 3305. www.townandcountrygardens.com.au

DESIGN & RENOVATION Valdasigns Don’t move. Improve! Extend,

Garden Maintenance Gardens By Glen 30+ years experience in all

renovate and style your home stress-free with WOW factor. From concept to preparation of specs for builders’ quotes, plans, permits and detailed project plans delivering on time, budget and quality. Contact: Valda Berzins 0417 323 336. www.valdasigns.com.au

aspects Horticulture and Plants. Garden Maintenance. New Gardens. Garden Planning. Garden Renovations. Regular Garden Service Calls. Contact: Glen 0408 456 988. gardensbyglen@gmail.com

BIN HIRE

Electrical Services J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all

Westgate Bin Hire

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

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

Bracken Blinds & Shutters

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

Glass Tinting Solartech Glass Tinting

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

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

ELECTRICIAN Inlet Electrical Solutions

We do it all Local specialists for your lighting, LED, power, data, phone, TV, AV, switchboards, air-conditioning, supply and installation of solar systems and more. Free quotes. Guaranteed high quality service. No job too big or small. REC 23294. Contact: Patrick 0412 399 203. patrick@inletelectricalsolutions.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.

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

TO ADVERTISE CONTACT AMANDA ON 9238 7725 82 The weekly review \ APRIL 23, 2014

GARDENING Paradise Gardening

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

Smarter Bathrooms

A/P Shutters & Blinds

BATHROOMS

CLUTTER RESCUE Total-E-Tailer Sold your home, renovating or

autumn 2014

GARDEN SERVICES Sam’s Gardening Looking for a reliable Gardener with reasonable rates? We specialise in mowing, weeding, general spraying, rubbish removal, gutter cleaning, tree lopping and garden maintenance. Free quotes. Contact: Sam Falvo: 0418 109 974. www.samsgardening.com.au

Glass Insulation Solartech Glass Tinting

New “Low e” window film is a cost effective solution to reduce energy consumption in your home/office. In Winter, it reduces heat loss up to 25% and in Summer it rejects up to 57% of sun’s heat. Contact: Kim 9521 1339. www.solartechglass.com.au

KITCHEN RENOVATIONS Smarter Kitchens Live in the kitchen you love with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest kitchen renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates, or we pay you. Call now. 77 Salmon St, Port Melbourne. Contact: 1300 662 838. www.smarterkitchens.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 and Safety switches. Free quotes. 24 hour

service. Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772 www.jlhuttelectrical.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

RENOVATIONS BRAD We specialise in New Home Building,

SOLAR Euan Angus Solar Energy Systems

Extensions, Renovations, Decking and Pergolas as well as offering General Carpentry. As we are experts in all aspects of home renovation and they can create ‘new’ bathrooms, kitchens and other rooms and facilities for you. DBU-11103 Contact: Brad 0408 446 887. www.buildwithbrad.com.au

Professional planning, with custom design and careful installation, using only the highest quality industry leading components. These high quality Solar Energy Systems will provide hot water and/ or electric power at significantly reduced cost to you and the environment. Call Euan to arrange a meeting to discuss your individual requirements, domestic or commercial. Contact: 0455 370 240. www.euanangus.com.au

ROOF REPAIRS The Roof Dentist Our business is about

LANDSCAPING Spruce Landscaping It’s time to get your garden in order. We deliver gardening jobs such as clean ups and mowing lawns to hedging, paving, planting, pruning, weeding, irrigation, laying lawns, waste removal and more. Enjoy a well-presented garden adapted to your style and taste this season. Contact: Jared 0414 303 557. www.sprucelandscaping.com.au 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. Our oven cleaners are the best in the business. Return your oven to new using non caustic, biodegradable solutions. No fumes, no mess. Introductory $10 discount. Contact: 1300 683 681. www.ovenu.com.au

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

PLUMBING 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 Blinds

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. Contact: 9818 1133. www.ap-shutters.com info@ap-shutters.com

Bracken Blinds specialises in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Visit us at our showroom or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or (03) 9882 3332 391 Camberwell Road, Camberwell www.brackenblinds.com.au

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. Showroom: 145-147 Williams Road, Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233. www.almara.com.au

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Distributors of the Durafit® Shutter System. This premium product exceeds quality standards of most shutters, providing peace of mind and guaranteed quality. An entire range of window furnishings on offer. 405 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills. Contact: 9849 0355. www.vicshutters.com.au

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

SKYLIGHTS Diamond Skylights

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS WINDOWS 1 We specialise in the supply and

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

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TREE DOCTOR Frank Duke Total tree care, including

Arthur Master Painting Service

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

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

Bathroom Renovations Smarter Bathrooms

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

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autumn 2014 Design & Renovations Valdasigns

A unique cost-effective total service to transform your existing house into a breathtaking home. Take advantage of one or many stages in the process. Create a theme that complements or transforms style. Contact: Valda Berzins: 0417 323 336 www.valdasigns.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 previously unavailable. 145 Bell Street, Heidelberg Heights. Contact: 9455 0544 www.diamondskylights.com.au

Courier Services Pack & Send Hawthorn

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

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

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


Once in a blue moon. C 200 Sedan Sport at $54,900.

Now is the time to purchase Australia’s favourite luxury car during the Mercedes-Benz C-Class runout event. The C 200 Sedan Sport is available for a never to be repeated $54,900 drive away, including 18-inch AMG wheels and AMG body styling. An opportunity like this only comes around once in a blue moon, so visit 3 Point Motors before it disappears. Connect with us:

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Source: VFACTS data Jan – Mar 2014. Manufacturer’s national maximum recommended drive away price of standard specification C 200 Sedan Sport Petrol. For vehicles ordered and delivered by 30 June 2014 or while stocks last.

128 Denmark Street, Kew 9853 6669 484 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield 9489 7777 469 Heidelberg Road, Fairfield 9488 7000

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TWR April 23, 2014  

TWR April 23, 2014

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