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hy does it always have to be world domination? groovers taking over the cultural production of our As another superhero/supervillain blockbuster era, there will be no way they write stories about movie explodes in a million pixels on our ambition and domination and the relentless, restless screens – Jupiter Ascending this time, with the delicious workaholic ways of superhero and supervillain alike. Mila Kunis – it amazes me that the mandatory villain No, I imagine the nefarious ways of the hipster villain always has the same ambition: to be in charge of the will be characterised by a handful of low-key evil deeds, entire planet. Call me lacking in ambition, but eventually performed at a glacial pace with plenty the thought of that makes me feel exhausted. of breaks, lie-ins and conversations with coffee Why don’t they ever barge in and say, “I want in hand in between. It’ll be the time of the these Barbados and all the ski-fields of Switzerland chilled megalomaniac, the low-key evil genius. people are – they’re mine”? No worries. No problem. Cool. crazy-bad I think the typical Type-A personality of But I’m not buying that vibe for a second. angry the traditional comic book supervillain owes This hipster thing – the advent of the casual, something to the zeitgeist of the time in which slow-moving, stress-free barista or retailer or those stories were written. The postwar period of service provider – might appear to represent the optimism, ambition and striving (with a little cold-war least aggro young Australian who has ever pulled on posturing and neuroticism thrown in) was just the right a hat, but don’t be fooled: these people are crazy-bad environment for the development of the overachieving angry, with a terrifying level of aggression and hostility baddie. Just as a quick look back at the movie stars of just boiling beneath the surface. times past seems to set each period in stone – from Don’t get too close to them if they’re pouring coffee the scenery-chewers of the ’50s to the awfully serious – God knows what they might do to you with a hot cup method actors of the ’70s – the villains of the Marvel of liquid. period simply couldn’t imagine aiming for anything less This is the conclusion I’ve reached after just one too than the whole planet: that’d just be lazy. many encounters with a certain kind of hipster retailer In acknowledging the importance of age and stage, who seems to think it’s beneath their dignity to move and the temper of our times, I realised the other day any faster than a Galapagos Island tortoise. In fact, in that when it comes to this generation of hipsters and coffee shop after clothing shop after coffee shop I’ve

watched as a growing queue of customers has been met with a deliberate slowing pace behind the counter, in a display of defiance I could only call passive-aggressive. These cats aren’t cool – they’re furious: I’m just not quite sure at what. The only time during my blissfully happy summer holiday that I experienced any kind of stress was when I made the mistake of wandering into the one hipster café in town. As dozens of us shifted from foot to foot in the sun as two shiny happy things behind the counter didn’t make our coffees, the chief barista made sure that he stopped between coffee pulls to have a smiling chat with his colleague and have a drink of his own coffee. I left before someone got angry enough to dump it over his head. What is it about the elevation of the casual in this society? Not everything can be calm, chilled and stress-free: some activities require attack and zeal and more than a little perspiration: anyone who has seen the way a barista in Italy will take and then fill a dozen orders in what seems like seconds will realise that. Believe me, I’m glad you hipster guys are having such a stress-free life – because you’re driving the rest of us completely nuts. \

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aren Martini’s love for food stretches back to early childhood, but it wasn’t until she was 18 that she had the chance to experience the best of what Melbourne had to offer. “I remember saving up and going to Paysan, Greg Brown’s restaurant [in Hawksburn],” she says. “I saved a lot of money. I took my boyfriend. He might have still been at school. Caught the train. We got there, didn’t do our research properly. It was a set menu and we only had enough for entrée. I remember I wore this beautiful Sportsgirl dress … I think they felt sorry for us and they served us dessert as well. We missed main course.” I’ve met Martini on the eve of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival to ask her to reflect on Melbourne, its food and her journey within it. As a long-time restaurateur (she had the Melbourne Wine Room in St Kilda for 15 years and has had St K++++++=ilda’s pizza specialist Mr Wolf for 10), author of six cookbooks and as a judge on Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, Martini is eminently qualified to share her thoughts. First, let’s go back to the moments as a small child when she was captivated by produce and what it could become in the kitchen. Martini’s earliest memories are of sitting in a pram at Preston Market while her mother Monica and her grandmother Grace shopped. “It’s a very strong memory of food and shopping with mum and my French grandmother, who was giving mum a tour of the market, the way she shops,” she says. “Grandma was teaching mum how to buy fresh mullet, how to select the right capsicums, eggplants. “My mother wasn’t a natural cook and she was learning step by step from Grace, who is now 96. It made a big impression. I would have been 3½. I used to have to hold the watermelon [in the pram] in my lap because the trolley was full. “I remember having the big fish eyes peering at me through the glass. It might have seemed scary for some kids but I was obsessed with fresh produce. Never buying fillets, always buying whole fish.” Growing up in Greensborough, Karen would watch her mother making lasagne and would pick fruit off the trees in their backyard – oranges, apricots, plums, nectarines. The family had eggs from their chickens. “Mum cooked a lot … I remember dinner parties with cream cheese, French onion dips and endless bottles of Ben Ean and Mateus Rosé by the door in the morning. “We had lamb roasts on Sundays that were put in at seven in the morning and then you’d go to mass and it would be well-cooked lamb roast.” She smiles. “Well over-cooked. Mushy cauliflower. And custard tart, pickles, lemon butter.” Martini remembers her earliest eating-out experiences as a teenager, Papa Gino’s in Lygon Lane, Carlton (“My father swore by it”), and the Spaghetti Tree, still at 59 Bourke Street. She attended school in Richmond, which meant long daily trips from Greensborough. It was at school that a new food world – or worlds – opened for her. “It took me out of suburban Greensborough and put me in the middle of Richmond. And in the late ’70s there was a huge amount of refugees from Vietnam.” Kids newly arrived from Vietnam and from other backgrounds were at her school. “When it was ‘bring a plate’, we had dolmades from the Greeks, the taramasalata. Had never seen any of that before. “The Thai kids would bring spicy shredded salads and 6 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015

PETER WILMOTH meets chef of the moment, Karen Martini fried fish cakes, and the Vietnamese kids would bring rice paper rolls. First time I ever saw them was at the school spread. It was like, ‘Oh, there’s so much more out there than my good home-cooked meals’. I was 15. I loved it.” In 1988, at 16½ and in year 10, Martini left school to do work experience at Mietta’s in the city, where Jacques Reymond was the chef. “I was an A, B student,” she says. “I wasn’t failing but I fell in love with food after doing work experience. “That was not heard of. The nuns and the teachers were like, ‘You’re going to do what?’. I got myself an apprenticeship, not at a three-hat restaurant but at the Austin Hospital. The first year of my apprenticeship was in the hospital kitchen. It was terrible but I was happy because I was young and thrust into an adult environment, so I grew up pretty quickly. I thrived on it all. I was earning money – I reckon I was earning $153 a week, after tax. “And I was learning life. My parents and everyone around me thought I’d get sick of working and go back to school. The school said, ‘We’ll hold your position for year 11 so you can come back’.”

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ut she didn’t. How does she reflect on that decision? “I’ve been fine with it for a long time,” Martini says. “I think my parents are OK with it now. It’s like, ‘Yep, you’ve got six cookbooks and had restaurants and hats and a media career’. But I never knew back then it was going to offer this career. The opportunities that open up in this industry now are massive.” At the time, cooking on TV was a bit of a curio. “The celebrity chefs back then were Bernard King and Peter Russell-Clarke on TV,” she says. “And Ian Parmenter. And that was it. Let alone a woman. I’m so happy the way it’s worked out and I’m very lucky that food has taken off in such a big way.” As a young woman she enjoyed discovering food in different parts of Melbourne. “Brunswick Street was hot then. Marios, The Fitz. That was the be all and end all.

They were putting fresh vegetables through pasta and using lots of extra virgin oil. They emptied their friers and filled the frier with water and made them pasta cookers and made massive pastas with beans and chilli and garlic. And they’d pickle octopus and fry whole fish. Very simple but it made a big impression on the food scene back then.” On Brunswick Street she would eat at Rhumbarella’s and the Gypsy Bar, which did “little snacks and olives and bits and pieces”. There was Patee Thai, and in Johnston Street there was Jim’s Greek Tavern. She had her share of fine dining, too. “I went to Stephanie’s in Hawthorn. I dined at Tansy’s in Nicholson Street, Carlton, where I worked at an apprenticeship.” The memories of the long nights working there die hard. “I still drive past it and go ‘Wooooooohh’.” Martini says Melbourne is a great food centre with excellent fresh food markets. “It’s also having different cultural influences from so many ethnic backgrounds and we are not segregated. In Melbourne we are like a big mixing pot. “We Melburnians embrace that you can go out and have great Vietnamese or Chinese or Nepalese, Indian, Malay. It doesn’t stop. And then you have us contemporary cooks who travel and bring back their techniques and influences from overseas and use the best of the produce we have here.” She says Melbourne is a wonderful place to dine out. “Sydney’s catching up, definitely been doing amazing things,” she says. “There are great chefs in both cities, as there are around the rest of Australia – I just don’t get there as often. “We have access to amazing produce that can be flown in from anywhere in Australia or all over the world if you like. We’ve got fantastic chefs who are prepared to give it a try. And the [Melbourne] chefs are bringing influences back from around the world. It’s the experimental open-mindedness that gives us so much of a variety.” Martini and her partner Michael Sapountsis (who manages Mr Wolf) have two daughters, Stella, eight, and Amber, six. Martini met Sapountsis at the Melbourne Wine Room in Fitzroy Street in St Kilda. They sold it three years ago after 15 years of running it. It’s a busy schedule for Martini, 43. Aside from her work on My Kitchen Rules, she also presents on Channel Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens. Her latest book, Home, was published last November. She has a weekly column in The Age’ Age’s Epicure section. After our interview she’s heading to Mr Wolf “to tweak specials coming up for the next couple of months”. For the businesswoman and parent, it’s a juggle. “I do find time to walk my dog, Rudi,” she says. Martini is a celebrator of food and is no evangelist. “I get interviewed and people ask, ‘Are you into that paleo thing? Are you gluten-intolerant? Do you cut out your carbs?’. I think everything in moderation. Eat what’s good for you. Cook from scratch. And everything comes down to the love of food. Life should be lived to the fullest. You can be hard on yourself for a certain amount of time but certainly don’t look at it as the bigger picture.” \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @

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BARISTA STA \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS C.H. JAMES Business has turned full circle CAFÉ for Theo Krambias and his family who have returned to the location

It has a Middle Eastern bent that includes summery watermelon, orange blossom and minted yoghurt with granola sprinkle, and a chickpea stew with chard, pumpkin, almonds and cumin labne. Chamellia Organic Tea, Mörk drinking chocolate and wines from the Yarra Valley complement the food and coffee.

of their popular Alfio’s Caffé 15 years later, with a bold new venture. Named after local businessman, politician and farmer Charles Henry James, who worked to promote Fairfield’s gentrification during the late James Papadopoulos 1880s, the three-month-old café has been joined C.H. James just reimagined as a local meeting hub. after it opened in December. It was a welcome Krambias approached St Paul’s Anglican break for the hospitality professional with a Church about using the central vacant background in landscaping. “I cut my laneway. Now a kitchen garden teeth at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms and containing lush vegetables, fruit trees learnt how to work front of house and herbs, it connects the church the menu and cafe seamlessly. It’s maintained has a middle and behind the espresso machine,” he says. He also spent time at by Duncan Lee of Leaf, Root & eastern his local café, Two Short Men in Fruit Gardening Services. bent Northcote, and has worked in bars Krambias’ son Christopher and and for events companies. daughter Elly, who trained in family Papadopoulos trained at C.H. James businesses including the former Zargatt under barista Yuta Tanaka, who spent five Restaurant in Federation Square, and later years at Auction Rooms in North Melbourne worked at the Park Hyatt, are an integral part and helped set up the café’s coffee operations of the business. with coffee by roaster Small Batch. The café Petridis Architects of Ivanhoe and designer uses the seasonal Candyman blend, which Amelia Attrill helped to give the café its creates a fruity marmalade-like espresso and past-meets-present look, which includes bold malty, toffee-rich milk-based brews. black window frames and rustic, whitewashed The five-minute cycle to Fairfield and a brick. A just-completed upstairs function home-made filter brew start Papadopolous’s space, which the family is calling Valensia, day. He’s also a passionate home cook who will host up to 100 guests. dabbles in experimental coffee brewing in The menu at C.H. James is created by his spare time. \ French-born Franck Verschaeve (ex Pope ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au Joan) and Sophie Nikolaidis (ex Taxi Kitchen).

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S AT U R DAY 2 8 F E B R UA RY: 1 0 A M – 2 PM In 2015, Kingswood College celebrates 125 years of world class schooling. We would love you to join in our celebrations, kicking off with our fabulous Open Day on Saturday 28 February. At Open Day, you’ll find information about our unique LATTICE framework, International Baccalaureate Primary Years

Programme, co-curricular activities, applications and enrolments. You’ll also get to meet with our Principal and staff. Open Day is the fun, friendly way to find out everything you need to know about Kingswood College. So shake your tail feathers and get on down.

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t was April 1, 2014, when Shadowfax winemaker Matt Harrop, who has since sourced carignan and grafted it Harrop took a call from Yalumba vineyard nursery into his vineyard. “I think it’s actually quite a cool thing. manager Nick Dry. “It’s just oral tradition that the block [where the “Look, those vines you think are carignan, we’ve had cuttings came from], planted in the 1880s, has always them genetically tested and they’re not carignan, they’re been carignan. And so whoever put it in the ground mataro,” said Dry. must have put in mataro. I often wonder how much As far as April Fools’ pranks go, this would have been more of that is out there.” a good one – except it was true. The mistaken mataro is still in the ground and, for It’s another chapter in Australia’s history of Harrop, the effort to source genuine carignan was part mistaken grapes. The southern Rhône’s carignan has of a bigger plan for his Werribee vineyard. been discovered masquerading as mataro and as the “We decided to put it in because we’re dry-grown Spanish grape bonvedro. Recently, plantings of the here; we’re quite warm. We’ve never really made Spanish albariño were found to be savagnin, a shiraz with much more than a sort of fruitiness French native. and tannin, and we’ve never really been able to “When we put the carignan in, we sort get much spice or pepper or anything in the “we sort of banged the carignan drum, because we wines,” he says. of banged figured we were probably the only people “We grafted southern French varietals – the carignan what we thought was carignan, plus grenache, in Victoria who would,” says Harrop, drum” who blended the grapes into Shadowfax’s mataro, and cinsault – because shiraz doesn’t Minnow red. like the heat. A lot of people say it does, but it “But our ’12 and ’13, which both say ‘carignan’ sort of sags. These other varietals have grown up on the label, have no carignan in them.” in heat. The Minnow, a blend of grapes found in France’s “Carignan’s regarded as a bit of a workhouse varietal Rhône valley – shiraz, mataro, cinsault and carignan – in the South of France, because it crops like buggery. It was re-labelled for the soon-to-be released 2014 wine. was the most widely planted red grape in France until Harrop’s mataro was originally sourced from a about 1990, and is responsible for making an ocean of vineyard that was planted in the 1880s in what was said ordinary booze.” to be carignan. With careful vineyard management keeping crop There had never really been a reason to question what levels down to increase its flavour intensity, carignan was planted. will soon have a role at Shadowfax. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au “We pride ourselves on being this incredibly technological, incredibly on to it, the most ONLINE ONLY » scientific-based wine industry on the planet. And we’ve Ben Thomas’ weekly wine selections still got these unwritten histories of grapevines,” says

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FOOD \ LEANNE TOLRA REVIEWS TIPO 00

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Much contemplation has gone into a razor-sharp drinks menu. A green-appleand-lime Nick O’Leary riesling from the ACT mixes it with a cherry-sweet Mastroberardino Lacrimarosa rosé from Campania and a Henty Farm pinot from south-west Victoria that’s a garnet-toned, berry and tannin-tinged product of its cool climate. Porcini arancini, not on the printed menu (an upfront, ingredient-proud document without deference to suppliers or fads), arrived as part of the $55-per-head chef’s menu. Earthy, aromatic and rich with a dark, mushroom stock, they were coated with a robust crumb suited to slurping a potent smear of aïoli. Tagliolini al nero, wavy ribbons of inky, salty, garlicky goodness, indicate the expertise that goes into the house-made pasta. They were texturally superior to anything in my recent memory, with the flavours of the sea added by shavings of milky squid and a punchy bottarga-infused sauce. A pretty bonnet of blushing salmon roe provided sugar and pop. Contrastingly devoid of salt were whispers of ragged gnocchi spiced with a hint of nutmeg that drew out sweetness and spice from a tomato-braised puddle of duck meat. The secret to the pasta is in using the right potatoes at the peak of their season, says Papadakis, as though he didn’t spend hours perfecting technique. Porcini mushrooms and shavings of pecorino pepato in perfect proportion add final savoury elements. Add $10 per head for a course that’s not from the pasta or risotto selection? It seemed the right thing to do. But the lamb cutlets and their accompanying salsa verde paled beside their pasta component – beads of cottony fregola with cauliflower and pomegranate seeds slow-braised in a fragrant chicken stock. Finishing with the Tipomisu, a chocolate brownie layered with dark-rum-infused mascarpone cream, topped with a tempered chocolate disk and served with a warm coffee caramel sauce, cemented so many of the Melbourne-best things about this new pasta bar. If you’re going to tackle the classics, you have to get every element right. \ ltolra@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ometimes a restaurant is so quintessentially a product of a city, it’s difficult to imagine its absence. Named after the premium, finely milled flour used as pasta’s staple ingredient, this three-month-old pasta bar evokes “Melbourne” as eloquently as a tram rumbling along Bourke Street. For starters, it is mid-city located and surrounded by graffiti-filled laneways, a hop from hipster Hardware Lane. That it’s not easy to get a table, but not impossible either, tucks into diner consciousness. There’s seating for only a few dozen at bare timber tables or stools around the window and bar. A handful of bookings are taken and room is left for blessed drop-ins. Next on any Melburnian’s checklist is the interior. We are fussy. But what’s not to like about trend-defying pared-back, this subtle Euro-inspired décor? The pasta bar appeal begins with a monochrome evokes base accented by warm timber and melbourne trimmings of ocean blue. There’s a deeper marine hue on the ceiling and a geometric theme running through painted concrete floors and faux parquetry tabletops. Timber panelling, white marble, gleaming copper dome lights and a showpiece charcuterie slicer are convincingly classic, and classy. Impeccable Italian food and Melbourne-mannered service are critical elements that lower our collective eyebrows as we accept something new, too. This first partnership between service professional Luke Skidmore and chef Andreas Papadakis, who met at Vue de Monde and spent a few years looking for the right site, delivers both. Alberto Fava, who comes from Southbank stalwart, Scusami, is the head chef. We will long recall a sticky, tawny-toned heirloom tomato jam pooled over dense, lightly toasted sourdough bread, served with an olive-oil-drizzled, pepper-speckled and stretchy burrata. Exactly the right ration of torn basil leaves was scattered across the plate to provide refreshment with each mouthful. It’s a pasta primer: a bit of pre-carb carb-loading that I’d go back for alone. I’d return, too, for the way the unpretentious, warm-hearted staff went about their duties, confidently pronouncing porcini, arancini and tagliolini with cute, almost-Italian accents and encouraging us to change tables to catch the breeze as the TIPOMISU night warmed.

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main menu Many events are suitable for children. Little ones will love the idea of a progressive Breakfast Around the Tan in South Yarra, a five-course affair with optional yoga along the way. It’s sponsored by Diabetes Australia so expect plenty of healthy eating options on the track. » March 15, tickets $35/$15/$80; www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/ event-calendar/breakfast-around-the-tanpresented-by-diabetes-australia-vic-5576 Another event catering to young tastebuds is a raw food class with Patrick Drapac from Pat’s Veg in Coburg. Drapac promises to teach young minds “the healing powers of raw food in a fun, learning environment”. » March 8, $25 a head at St Ali in South Melbourne; www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/ event-calendar/kids-raw-food-class-5664 I work off Smith Street but have never been to Rockwell and Sons because it struck me as just another upstart burger joint. It turns out it’s a burger joint that, to celebrate the giddy gastronomy of the festival, turns on a $120-a-head degustation (with matching wines) featuring talent from Victoria Street (Thomas Ho) and Paris (Céline Pham from the super-chic Septime). » March 5 and 8, $75pp/$120 with wines; www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/ event-calendar/fresh-off-the-boat-5651

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bout this time each year it dawns on me; I’ve forgotten to book in for anything at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. And every year I feel a bit guilty for not patronising the event that has probably done more than anything, or anyone else, to cement Melbourne’s reputation as a city that’s mad for food. Think about it. Our breakfast queues are longer than the Moscow bread lines of the perestroika era. We know our quinoa from our chia, our ristretto from our macchiato, and our dosa from our dhal. And we fully expect, on any given night, to be able to indulge our cravings for great Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Spanish, French, Ethiopian, Indian, Sri Lankan, Cretan, Jewish … or even Mod Oz, without a second’s thought. We’re sensationally blessed when it comes to dining out. This year I’ll be in town for the state-sanctioned gluttony of MFWF. In which case, I wondered, what should I go to? Many festival events sold out quick sticks. But after minimal effort I discovered there are many activities still offering plenty of opportunities to be swept up in the delicious excess of our premier food festival, inaugurated in 1993 and still going strong 22 years later. With more than 200 events staged over the 16-day fiesta, there are lots of leftovers for laggards like me. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au

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I like the sound of Pier to Plate, to be held at the grand old Seaworks building in Williamstown on February 28. Trawlers will pull up directly to the pier and deliver their catch to talented cooks from MoVida, Hellenic Republic and Duchess of Spotswood. There’ll be music into the night, too. » $15 a head, $30 a family, free for under 16s; www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/event-calendar/ pier-to-plate-at-seaworks-5547

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Flemington Racecourse, meanwhile, will host an entire grazing trail and cellar door on its front lawn on March 14 to coincide with Super Saturday, a highlight of autumn racing. Organisers are promising a line-up of boutique breweries and cidermakers, fashionable foods such as Mount Zero Olives and Gundowring ice-cream, more than a dozen wineries and lashings of horse flesh on the track itself. » Saturday, March 14, admission $25; www. melbournefoodandwine.com.au/event-calendar/ flemington-grazing-trail-cellar-door-5696

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Being a massive fan of Mamasita, but too queue-averse to go there any more, I do find it tempting to return on March 1 for a one-off, $120-a-head dinner by handsome Sam Ward from Perth’s champion Mexican restaurant El Público. Ward is kind of a big deal, especially after being crowned Gourmet Traveller’s Best New Talent for 2014. » melbournefoodandwine.com.au/event-calendar/sam-ward-atmamasita-5685

Bar Idda’s Sicilian market night U Mercatu, in East Brunswick, sounds like the poster child for Melbourne’s diverse food scene. It’s a progressive meal shindig, with free-flowing beer and wine, where diners exchange $90 for a book of “euros” they can spend on street snacks, an aperitivo, grilled delicacies from the traditional fucularu coal barbecue, and sweet treats from Italy’s deep south. » March 8, www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/ event-calendar/u-mercatu-sicilian-market-5589 SAM WARD

Grazing is a common theme of this year’s festival offerings, including popular Crawl ’N’ Bite tours of restaurants (sadly sold out), wines (meet the sommelier at Tonka, Brooks and Pei Modern) and bars, including three mystery venues. » $66 a head, www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/ event-calendar/crawl-n-bite-bars-5698 The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will host a food-truck jam on the weekend of February 28-March 1. Entry is free, naturally. » www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/ event-calendar/ mcec-food-truckjam-5388 » The festival runs from February 27 – March 15. For the full program, go to www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au

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Game of Thrones is a great example of fantasy-by-stealth. While the early series focused on the politicking and historical allusions, the last couple have seen a slide towards out-and-out horror, complete with dragons and zombies and giants. The show’s glacial storytelling is a reminder that, for many fantasy fans, it’s the world-building that matters most. This is why The Hobbit has been stretched into an interminable nine hours. Adventure comes second to a wealth of intricate webs of dynasties and loyalties and mythologies. Really, this is one of the show’s key strengths, and proof that TV has developed a scope and complexity that big-budget cinema struggles to deliver. Thrones allows its characters to shift from hero to villain and back again (Jaime Lannister is a prime example), making it difficult for the viewer to maintain allegiances. Of course, there’s also the knowledge that any investment in a character is probably going to end in heartbreak and gore. Certainly, there is more gore than ever this season (but roughly the same number of naked women). The series’ trademark shtick seems to be a curious swing between titillation and visceral horror, rather like a striptease in an abattoir. It’s very well made horror, looking stunning on Blu-ray, but the urge to shock feels increasingly wearisome. \

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New York fuel supplier Abel (Oscar Isaac) is on the verge of a killer deal. With 30 days to make or break his fortune, his upwardly mobile life hits a downward spiral when rivals start hijacking his trucks and a district attorney (David Oyelowo) hits him with criminal charges. Director J.C. Chandor’s tribute to the New Hollywood films of the 1970s is a gripping ride, with drama as potent as its ideas. Here is a stark portrait of the shadowy truths beneath the American Dream. Abel believes he’s made it good by hard work alone, but has blinded himself to the criminality underwriting his success. \

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o expense had been spared in building and decorating one $8 million house in Beverly Hills. But when Los Angeles interior designer Kishani Perera walked into the luxury home, she knew instantly that something was missing. Personality. “It was a beautiful house – but boring,” says Perera, who recently visited Melbourne to speak at the Décor + Design international seminar series. “They had expensive white sofas and expensive furniture throughout, but everything looked like it was from a showroom.” Perera’s answer to injecting some personality and points of difference was to raid a local flea market. She found an old Chinese coffee table, had it refinished in electric blue and placed it between the pristine white

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sofas, and had pillows made in interesting fabrics. These small touches instantly added colour, texture and points of difference to the once all-white space. “Your home should be a place you love and feel rested and happy in. If it doesn’t have touches that make it yours, your home suffers,” Perera says. “It lacks anything that means something to you. Creating a home with personality is about adding layers of accessories, textures and colours that make it more personal to you.” So what are Perera’s tips? Think about what you need from a space – does it need to be child-friendly or dog-friendly? Do you want it to be light and bright or moody? Look for images that grab your attention. Pull those images together and you will see the common themes that appeal to you.


Look and touch: Common colour threads and a mixture of textures work well to show off individuality, Perera says. (JEAN RANDAZZO)

Get the blues: A Chinese coffee table rescued from a flea market and painted bright blue is now a star feature of the Californian house. Keep it real: Interior designer Kishani Perera (left). (JEAN RANDAZZO)

Do a basic floor plan. You can then work out what items of furniture need to go where, what wall space you have, and what space is left for extra items. When you shop, you’ll know instantly if something that catches your eye will fit. Don’t underestimate the power of knick-knacks to create interest. “Include things your parents have passed down to you, and inexpensive trinkets from your travels. They create a story that’s personal to you,” Perera says. “Don’t use too many but create small vignettes – a stack of books on a coffee table, maybe a tray with trinkets of varying heights. Separate photos into small groups around a room.” Keep common colour threads throughout the home and make one of them neutral – beige, light grey, white or black. “Then bring in pops of colour but use no more than three colours in a room,” Perera says. Add texture to a room with an interesting rug. Pillows and vintage lamps with customised lampshades are easy ways to bring texture to a space. But, as with using patterns, don’t overdo it. “Have one prominent texture or pattern in a room and let that shine,” Perera says. \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » kishaniperera.com FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 19


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FIONA LYNCH is an interior designer who works in retail, hospitality and residential projects in Melbourne. Her projects include Prix Fixe restaurant in the city, Gruner’s Butcher & Deli in St Kilda and Finnon Glen farm house.

More compact spaces \ “People want more compact homes that are cleverly thought out. The big, noisy room doesn’t work for everyone and people want to zone off separate study areas or kids’ areas.” Natural stone \ “There is a huge swing away from synthetic materials towards natural stone. Natural marbles are being used in kitchens, fireplaces and bathrooms, and people are choosing stones with strong colour. I’ve seen people use beautiful apricot or red marbles with white veining, or green marbles.” Handmade tiles \ “Japanese tiles seem to be a leading trend this year. They have an earthy, textured feel and have different glazes – either high gloss or matte. But they are definitely not mass-produced and people increasingly want quality.” Brave use of colours \ “I recently used a soft pink on living room walls and a pale blue on dining room walls,

with charcoal black skirting boards. Soft colour is coming in, rather than everything being white. People are being braver with colour. Another client chose tobacco-coloured velvet curtains and blue walls in their dining room.” Wall lighting \ “There’s a movement towards wall lighting. ‘Can’ lights have been popular. They’re surface-mounted, look like cans and come in white, black or charcoal metal. There’s a move away from pendants and a sea of downlights.”

Textured and woven carpets \ “People are going back to textural carpets. I’ve been using a carpet by Cavalier Bremworth called Lisburn in a colour called Damask. It comes in greys, with a fine white or charcoal thread running through it. There’s also a slightly apricot shade with grey through it that is popular.” Basins \ “People are looking for interesting basins. They are choosing designs that are freestanding and more sculptural. Tapware is colourful, so as well as aged brass we’ll see black tapware and greens.” » www.fionalynch.com.au

DOMINIQUE HUNTER is one half of interior design business Hunter & Richards. She is known for optimising space and using clean lines and classic colour palettes. She has designed interiors for luxury residential projects in Pakington Street and Alma Road in St Kilda, and in St Kilda Road.

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Private spaces \ “People are moving away from the big space out the back and are supporting that with smaller spaces to escape to. People want a communal room but they want a space where they can be private, a place to stop and be still. They’re using darker colours and tones in those spaces.” Teardrops \ “I’m seeing more droplet and teardrop-shaped accessories, such as in mirrors or lighting. In the bathroom particularly, this can give a space a softer feel.” » interiordesignmelbourne.com

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Raw materials \ “Natural timbers, stone, raw concrete and raw metals will be popular. We’ll see more brass and copper tapware and accessories.” Authenticity \ “I see a backlash against the low-quality reproduction furniture and accessories that have dominated in the past few years. People are becoming aware of the importance of quality and durability and are increasingly valuing the real thing. They will choose authentic designer pieces and locally crafted furniture and accessories. Quality over quantity looks to be the mantra for 2015.” Pastels \ “I think we will see soft natural pastels, natural whites and charcoal prove popular this year. We’ll see simple, less showy, quality interiors with touches of craft and natural materials.” \ smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au

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● RETURN TO NATURE A ATURE \ “A return to nature is about introducing natural materials, textures and finishes into the home. There’s an awareness of the positive properties of natural materials, both from a look and feel point of view, but also because of a growing awareness of the potential toxicity of non-natural materials in the home.”

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style + the city hane Delia needs little introduction. Yet he rejects the media darling label, as if waiting for the celebrity chef bubble to burst. Delia manages the limelight smoothly. He’s a gifted chef, entrepreneur, and gangsta-style gym junkie with a penchant for sneakers. But Delia didn’t always have the boyish smile or ripped, tattooed physique he sports these days. He wasn’t always gregarious, nor bearing his version of joie de vivre. Delia grew up in a large Maltese family in Melbourne’s west. He left school early and overcame his troubles after taking on a chef’s apprenticeship. Since then, Delia hasn’t looked back. He struts his stuff most regularly at Maha, the restaurant named for his wife that he opened in 2008 and recently relaunched after a $1 million Moorish makeover. The grin that comes from within these days is eclipsed only by Delia’s sensual cuisine. But there’s much more to the man. In the footsteps of Nigella Lawson, Delia has had viewers salivating through his SBS series Spice Journey, in which he samples the delights of food from such exotic destinations as Malta, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran. There’s another series coming up but Delia won’t say where he’s going to film it. Yet he can be something of an open book. His Facebook page is filled with images of his grounded family, sport, swearing, and yes, sneakers. With no airs or graces, Delia has a huge audience and rightly so. His beaming presence is compelling, his humour candid and his repertoire fascinating. Simply calling Delia passionate is something of an insult. At 35, his food and way of being elicit exotic yearnings for faraway places. \ mostrow@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Are spices key to your recipes? Yes, they are the real key to unlocking flavour, but don’t be too heavy handed. Fennel for fish and potatoes, cumin for meat, while saffron and honey take food to a new level. I have a range at Maha including a red Aleppo pepper.

Do you still call patrons after a sitting to check on their satisfaction? Absolutely, the feedback is invaluable for improvement. Some do get really excited to give feedback. What new appliances have you installed in the Maha kitchen? Unox Combi ovens that I will eventually use in our new home in Moonee Ponds.

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Other than spices, is there something unusual you use at Maha? Yes, Colour of Maroc argan oil is the most amazing product. I haven’t encountered an argan oil of this quality before. It is stocked in our new Maha shop so everyone can cook like we do at Maha.

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Ruyton Girls’ School Why choose Ruyton? It is a question any parent or community member considering sending their daughter to Ruyton asks.

• as leaders they act with integrity, selfassurance, initiative and an awareness of the value of service

Ruyton aspires to give each girl an opportunity to learn and grow so that she achieves educational excellence and personal fulfilment. Ruyton provides a supportive environment enabling girls to demonstrate that:

• and as citizens they are enterprising, creative and have a commitment to community service, sustainability and a global society.

• as individuals they are confident, resourceful and resilient • as learners they are intellectually curious, versatile and can work both independently and collaboratively • as members of the community they are inclusive and compassionate

Our School offers a dynamic learning community with strengths such as our vision for girls’ education, the size of our community, a commitment to academic excellence and individual development, the quality and diversity of our curricular and co-curricular activities, active community involvement and a strong sense of community. The size of Ruyton enables us to know our students individually, but our programmes’ unique connection with Trinity Grammar School, including the

An opportunity to see our School at work from ELC to Year 12 Open Morning Thursday 12 March 9am–11am Thursday 3 September 9am-11am Scholarships Saturday 28 February (pre-registration required) Principal’s conversations throughout the year. Bookings essential Contact The Registrar, Mrs Nadine Hibbert, on 9819 2422

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Co-ordinate Programme in Years 11 and 12, allow us to offer a wide range of opportunities. Ruyton maintains a strong and loyal teaching staff whose commitment to excellence is reflected in the outstanding results our students achieve at VCE. We are one of the top performing independent girls’ schools in Victoria. In 2014 65 per cent of girls received ATAR scores of 90 and above. There were 12 perfect scores of 50. In 2013 46 per cent of our girls in Year 12 achieved ATARs of over 90; four girls received Premier’s Awards and two students were recipients of the Australian Student Award. There is no better way to understand our School than to come Inside Ruyton on one of our Open Mornings or to attend one of our Principal’s Conversations to see the School at work.

Ruyton Girls’ School 12 Selbourne Road Kew 3101 Victoria Australia Tel +61 3 9819 2422 ruyton@ruyton.vic.edu.au www.ruyton.vic.edu.au CRICOS 00336J


MEET THE PRINCIPAL \ CHERYL CRITCHLEY MEETS LINDA DOUGLAS

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inda Douglas understands first-hand the pressure that girls face to succeed. After competing in the first Olympic rhythmic gymnastics competition at the 1984 Los Angeles games, Douglas was continually asked, “Did you win a medal?” Ignoring the years of hard work it took to qualify, some were only interested in whether she won. “It’s hard because we live in a society where winning seems to be the epitome of success,” she says. Now principal at Ruyton Girls’ School, Douglas believes girls should aim to be the best they can be, regardless of whether that is the best, while developing a strong sense of self-worth. A shy child, she blossomed thanks to encouragement from her parents, Don and Pauline, and her teachers and Special gym coaches. Don and Pauline Douglas moved from report London to Adelaide in 1961 as post-war “£10 Poms”. Both grew up during World War II and Pauline’s home was bombed, forcing her and her brother to live outside London for nine months. In Adelaide, Don worked two jobs and qualified as a land broker as he and Pauline, who stayed home but studied and volunteered at school, raised four children. All loved their sport, with both sisters representing their state at gymnastics and a brother playing state hockey. Douglas, who attended O’Sullivan Beach Primary School and St Mary’s College, started dancing at three and gymnastics at 11. Within a year she was competing at a national level. “I had natural ability but I worked hard,” she says. “I’m pretty determined. I was a bit of a quiet achiever.” Inspired by her gym coach, Pat Luscombe, who was also a teacher, Douglas began a teaching degree at Sturt College of Advanced Education (now part of Flinders University) before spending 1984 at the Australian Institute of Sport. With rhythmic gymnastics included for the first time, she made the Olympic team. Australian gymnastics was still finding its way internationally and the experience was life-changing for Douglas. She trained with the highly ranked Romanians and met Nadia Comăneci, who scored the first perfect 10 in gymnastics in 1976 at just 14 years old. The pressure was enormous, but Douglas learnt much to apply to her life. Rather than having to be the best at everything, she realised the importance of achievable goals. “It’s important to aim high and it’s important to be realistic,” she says. When injuries forced her to retire after Los Angeles, Douglas moved to judging and coaching, which she juggled with teaching. “For me it was really important to give back to the sport,” she says. “It gave me so much. I was a very shy girl at school. Gymnastics was really the making of me.” Douglas finished her teaching degree while running a gymnastics club and working part-time. In 1987, she moved to Traralgon for her first teaching job at Kildare College (part of Lavalla College), then spent 1988 to 1991 at Carey Baptist Grammar School as junior school science teacher. “it’s important to aim high After three years at Mowbray College in Melton, during which she started a master’s degree in education (curriculum), Douglas began her first stint at Ruyton receive iPads last year, a new grade 4 program based in 1995. She became deputy head of Junior School and in the refurbished South House building, and a new established a highly successful gymnastics program, $16 million year 7 and 8 science, drama and event space, now run by former student and Australian rhythmic the Margaret McRae Centre. The centre is due to be gymnastics champion Emma Taylor. finished at the end of this year. Douglas returned to Adelaide in 1999, where she With technology moving at lightning speed and the taught at Prince Alfred College and several other pressures girls face becoming more complex, Douglas, schools before spending four years as principal 49, is up for the challenge. “To me that’s the excitement at Annesley College. She returned to Ruyton as of education,” she says. “It’s never stagnant.” principal in 2011. It felt like coming home. Douglas A sense of community is also important. Douglas, had returned to Adelaide for family reasons, but the who completed an education course at Harvard experience gained at the other schools, including the University last year, has always been impressed by all-boys Prince Alfred College, provided invaluable. Ruyton’s culture. Opened in 1878, the school took As Ruyton principal, Douglas has led the development over its historic Selbourne Road site in 1919. It now of a digital strategic plan that saw all girls from prep

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& it’s important to be realistic” has 850 students from kindergarten to year 12. While Ruyton has cutting-edge technology and facilities, it has always had a strong community culture and celebrates traditions such as the junior girls’ Easter egg hunt under a giant Moreton Bay fig that has graced the Kew campus as long as anyone can remember. That sense of community is part of what attracted Douglas, whose partner Tino Guglielmo works in the oil and gas industries, to the school back in 1995. “It’s the size of the community, it’s the connectedness of the community,” she says. “It’s a great fusion of tradition and vision. \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au

Determined: Ruyton Girls’ School principal Linda Douglas. (CHRIS HOPKINS)

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At school Moulden enjoyed biology, maths, English, swimming and sports carnivals. The paediatrician treats patients at the Victorian Children’s Clinic in Malvern and is Monash Health’s clinical director of innovation and quality. She is helping Monash Children’s 2017 move into a new hospital. Moulden was previously the Royal Children’s Hospital’s director of quality. She is on the Latrobe Regional Hospital board and was a Very Special Kids director. Ruyton taught her the importance of friends and instilled “a sense that we could do anything”. \

In year 12 Hawkins was dux of humanities, a house captain and The Ruytonian editor. Initially a teacher, she has spent almost 30 years reporting for ABC and SBS TV in countries as diverse as Nigeria, Cuba and Russia. Now working on ABC TV’s Australian Story, her many awards include two Walkleys, Story eight Quills, and four United Nations Media Peace Awards. Hawkins wrote a book about Jock Palfreeman, Every Parent’s Nightmare, and has a masters degree in English Literature. She fondly remembers her Rutyon English teacher, Di Berold. \

Based in New York since 2006, Collier is a writer whose plays have been developed at Sydney Theatre Company and at off-Broadway theatres. Her mobile play Take Me Home, which took place in a New York city taxi, was featured in The New York Times, on National Public Radio and New York 1 TV. Her play Holy Day was a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Collier’s play, set in a small Australian town, Underland, will have its world premiere off Broadway at 59E59 Theatre in April. \

In year 10, Hadjion attended a NASA student Space Science program. She completed a bachelor of engineering (aerospace) and a bachelor of applied science (avionics). At Boeing she became a materials engineer in aerospace – the factory’s first female manager – before setting up her own business, Cleverist, which connects students to science, engineering and mathematics projects, as well as starting master’s degrees in entrepreneurship and business. She now focuses on education and mentoring, including at Ruyton. \

The Ruyton Community congratulates the class of 2014 on their outstanding VCE results In 2014 65 per cent of girls received ATAR scores of 90 and above and 23% of girls achieved scores over 99. There were 12 perfect scores of 50. Join us to learn about the opportunities at Ruyton for your daughter. Open Morning Thursday 12 March 9am–11am Thursday 3 September 9am–11am Scholarships Saturday 28 February (pre-registration required)

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DEVELOPING OUR CITY \ The best of the old remains for this St Kilda local, writes STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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ccupying a prime slice of St Kilda on the corner of Fitzroy Street and Canterbury Road, and diagonally across from The George, a grand Victorian beauty has been transformed into the bayside suburb’s latest hot spot for dinner, drinks and dancing, The club, previously known as the Saint Hotel, has been re-branded St Hotel. The beautiful bones of the elegant structure have been exposed, with the period façade wrapped in a contemporary steel structure painted black and cut with a geometric pattern. This seamless blend is integral to the design by Joseph Toscano of Collingwood’s DP_Toscano Architects. “We were always going to be respectful of the original building, so the intervention is a dialogue between old and new,” Toscano says. “There’s an abstract simplicity and a scale that sits comfortably against the old building without competing with it. There’s a lot of St Kilda in that; it’s a suburb that’s gone through a number of regenerations but it does hold onto its past while feeling contemporary too.” St Hotel smartly joins the two major thoroughfares on its boundaries. “You can jump in on Canterbury and walk through the bar and diner and back out onto Fitzroy Street,” Toscano says. St Hotel’s consortium of co-owners includes hospitality veteran Chris Maziotis (part of the team that breathed new life into Docklands with Alumbra), as well as Simon Blacher and Paul Nguyen (the boys behind Windsor and Prahran venues Hanoi Hannah, Saigon Sally and Tokyo Tina). There’s a fresh vitality to the interiors, with a great feeling of open space that nonetheless absorbs the cool St Kilda crowds and keeps the enormous venue vibrant even on quieter nights. That works largely because St Hotel is cleverly delineated into zones, each with its own personality. There’s a vast central bar with big brass beer pipes – like something out of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – and a matching, gleaming counter, timber cladding and brick. Inverting the traditional cellar, a mezzanine wine store, laden with a huge range of bottles, is above the bar. A bright, open space, there’s plenty of casual seating scattered around this centrepiece. Towering walls sport brick arches, and a vast steel structure reaches up to the exposed-beam ceiling. “We’ve taken the old ceiling and re-expressed all of the existing timber structure, with the steel put in there to support it,” Toscano says. “It’s part of the character of representing the old.” There are chocolate-coloured leather banquettes along one wall. A white-tiled, Asian-fusion dining hall occupies the opposing side, with sturdy timber share tables and “Bite me” in yellow neon above the kitchen, where former Longrain and Chin Chin chef Sean Judd is in charge. A line of palm trees sits just the other side of a vast glass wall. “We designed it so that they’re a visual feature,” Toscano says. “We’ve cantilevered the building out further than the edge wall, so it doesn’t encroach on their root systems, but the lower windows all open outwards.” Timber bench seats curve around the rear wall in a vast, atrium-like space. There are plenty of tables here for casual drinkers and diners, with a vertical garden cascading down the wall. While there were plans for

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this area to be open to the heavens, residential noise control regulations put paid to that. Windows along one edge can open fully on warmer days. Upstairs there’s the swanky Supper Club. It focuses on premium cocktails and light bites, and spills out to a balcony. And, because you can’t really throw the baby out with the bathwater, a nightclub looking over Fitzroy Street maintains the area’s live music and DJ culture, handily sealed off from diners below. One of Maziotis’ favourite details is the mezzanine wine store. “We thought about having a tall wine rack behind the bar, but it would close off the space and also be a bit difficult for our bar staff getting access,” he says. “It’s a showcase feature.” The Supper Club concept was another important addition. “My friends and I are a little bit older; we like to be in our own area,” he says. “We want a combination of all ages of like-minded people using the St Hotel. You don’t find many venues of this size these days that aren’t given over to apartments and we’re hoping people will gravitate towards their own space.” \ sarussell@theweeklyreview.com.au

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\ RACHEL BERGER LOOKS AT EARLY INSTITUTIONAL LIFE

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n the past 20 years we’ve become experts about our own bodies. But if, like me, you’re a bit of a hypochondriac you’ll have been on intimate speaking terms with your organs for a lot longer than that. My interest in body parts and all things medical has more than once led me down the paths of medical institutions, more often as a stickybeak than a patient. It was indeed my curiosity – many years ago – that enticed me into the tree-lined paths of the former Kew Cottages and, to stay long enough to meet a group of remarkable individuals sitting on the lawn. They were allegedly mentally ill patients, but I’ve rarely met people so openly kind-hearted to a complete stranger. The history of the former Kew Cottages (Kew Residential Services) is a controversial one. The remaining buildings (the site has been carved up and redeveloped into townhouses) are a reminder of a heartbreaking chapter of mental health neglect and abuse in Victoria’s history. The former Kew Cottages was established in 1887-8, adjacent to the Kew Lunatic Asylum (built between 1868 and 1872), with four identical cottages set around a central schoolhouse and a kitchen/bath-house building at the rear of the fenced enclosure. Then known as the Kew Idiot Asylum, the buildings were planned on the old “cottage” asylum model. This was the first government institution established for intellectually disabled children in Australia.

The design and construction represented a new and progressive shift in the care and accommodation of children with intellectual disabilities because it removed them from adult asylums and provided education and training. The School House (Parents Retreat/Chapel, 1887) was the predecessor of special schools for the intellectually challenged in Victoria. Due to overcrowding, the cottage model was abandoned by 1896 in favour of large dormitory ward buildings, which provided segregated accommodation. There were three waves of reform at Kew Cottages but it never recovered its reputation as a world’s-best children’s institution. However, public awareness campaigns such as work done by the E.W. Tipping Foundation and the Minus Children Appeals for improvements at the cottages were influential in changing public perceptions of the disabled. The Kew Parents Association, founded in 1957, was the first such organisation in Australia, acting as an advocacy group for their children and all intellectually disabled citizens. The landscape here is remarkable; in the 1880s the grounds were planted with dozens of conifers and large-growing trees – oaks, elms and Moreton Bay Figs. Hugh Linaker (the Lunacy Department’s head landscape gardener) was probably responsible for many of the early 20th-century plantings, especially the Bhutan and Monterey cypress trees. The memorial structures at Kew Cottages commemorating the long-term residents and the nine men who died in a fire in Unit 31 in 1996 are a potent reminder of society’s duty of care to the intellectually challenged. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com

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Frederick Rose established Victoria’s first school for deaf and mute children in Prahran in 1860. Increased enrolments necessitated bigger premises, so the Victorian Deaf and Dumb Institution was built (1866) to provide a home, education and vocational training for deaf and dumb children. Rose was the first superintendent and his wife the first matron. Designed by architects Crouch and Wilson, the imposing Gothic Revival building, with its central three-storey section surmounted by a tower and a spire above the main entrance, is set back behind extensive gardens. \

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ewly released Esquire Hawthorn in Lilydale Grove has been bedroom shade and privacy while retaining views, which from designed for younger locals who want to retain the locality upper levels will include panoramas of the city to the west and and quality they’ve grown up with. Hawthorn’s gently undulating leafy streets and terracotta rooftops Esquire’s 83 apartments are two minutes’ walk from Auburn to the north and south. station and will all have high-end German-made Poggenpohl Living areas have been optimised in the apartments and kitchens, 2pac and timber veneer joinery, double glazing extended with floor-to-ceiling double glazing in living areas and integrated European appliances, with prices starting opening to protected balconies. Detailing includes recessed, from $385,000. concealed pelmets. Locally based architect-trained developer Dustin Wu, director Buyers have a choice of light and dark interior schemes for wide of W Property Group, says most Hawthorn people will opt for engineered oak floorboards in living areas, looped wool-blend exceptional design and quality in an apartment rather than carpet in bedrooms and other finishes. A Barazza gas cooktop buy a house further out for a similar price. and sink will be integrated into a 15-millimetre-thick “There are a lot of younger people who have grown stainless-steel benchtop above the matt black and gloss POSTCODE up here and don’t want to leave the area, and while white Poggenpohl kitchen cabinetry. The programmable they can’t yet buy a $2 million house they want top-end glass-fronted Barazza underbench oven has specific design and finishes. pizza settings, and the Falmec rangehood doubles as an “Design, and quality, is at the core of our thinking air purifier. and by looking at the building through the eyes of the Full-height timber-veneer joinery houses the pantry, end-user we strive to create buildings that are comfortable refrigerator and laundry and some layouts include built-in to live in and endure the test of time.” desks. All bedrooms have built-in wardrobes with a 2pac finish. Melbourne architects Interlandi Mantesso designed the Marbled porcelain in 900-millimetre by 1500-millimetre 10-storey apartment building that will have a street-level café and tiles will line the bathrooms to full height, with walk-in showers communal garden rooftop living designed by Jack Merlo. screened by frameless glass and a linear drain along the shower’s Esquire’s three-level podium base forms a ribbon above street edge to keep the bathroom dry. There’s storage above and below level, with a seven-level tower set back above. Its floor plans the vanity with its solid surface basin, and cisterns are hidden. include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations All apartments will have ducted air-conditioning with rooftop with internal areas from 40 to 82 square metres and balconies condensers and an efficient VRF central system. There’ll also be from eight to 55 square metres. Half the apartments are solar-powered communal lighting and air-conditioning, water two-bedroom and there are 17 studios, 11 one-bedroom and 12 harvesting for irrigation and LED lighting throughout. one-bedroom-plus-study layouts. Studios start at $385,000. Most Construction is expected to start in mid-2015, with apartments have basement-level parking and all have locker and completion by the end of 2016. Esquire’s display features a bike storage. full-size Poggenpohl kitchen and is available for private viewings Substantial, long-lasting exterior finishes include off-form by appointment. \ LIZ McLACHLAN concrete and precast concrete panels with a wood grain texture. lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au Intermittent metal batten screens will provide balcony and

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n creating the $130-million Jack Rd master-planned 1800-square-metre leafy central park designed to fulfil a community in Cheltenham, Mirvac has paid a great variety of roles with lots of amenity and interest. deal of attention to the outdoor appearance and The focal point is the proposed striking curved shelter amenity of the estate, evoking the coastal lifestyle of the – sculptural in design and composed of two sections area and paying homage to the site’s industrial past. with decorative laser-cut metal screens – created by Landscaping to streetscapes, pedestrian linkages, Lump Sculpture Studio. Lump’s sculptural steel designs park and front gardens throughout the 4.2-hectare will be a nod to Jack Rd’s industrial past and add an development will be designed by MDG Landscape exciting artistic element to the park. Architects, a Melbourne firm specialising in Lump Sculpture Studio has operated for about large-scale projects. Native plants will reinforce 15 years, specialising in large public-art pieces, “it will be the lush coastal theme of the estate and metal screens and light panels. Its screens, include species such as banksia, watergum, light features and sculptures have featured in a great weeping lilly pilly and melaleuca along with Britain’s Chelsea Flower Show, receiving best meeting exotic plants. in show and gold and silver medals. place” “We are using colours and textures that Three Tree of Life light panels, work well with the beachy theme,” says MDG commissioned by TV’s MasterChef, helped Landscape Architects design director Simon Smith. bring Lump’s metal panels to the attention of “There will be a higher proportion of plants in the Australian designers. streets than we are generally used to, and seating will One section of the curved shelter is intended to be a be scattered throughout the estate.” picnic space with a banquet-sized table, benches and At the entrance to the development, off Jack Road, individual seats. “The table will be huge – large enough will be a garden that complements the surrounding to be shared by groups. It will be a great meeting place,” streetscapes and establishes continuity with the setback Smith says. of established homes in Jack Road. The second section is an outdoor meeting area. Complementing the distinctive contemporary “Think of it more as a coffee space,” Smith says. “There architecture of the Mirvac-designed homes within could be, for example, a mothers’ group using this part the community, the landscaped front gardens will of the shelter while a family is having a picnic in the incorporate shrubs, groundcovers and, in some cases, other section.” a tree, depending on the setbacks of the houses. An outdoor table tennis table is expected to be a “We are mixing up the front gardens to keep it popular feature of the park, and the play area will be visually interesting,” Smith says. Stone, pre-cast equipped for a range of age groups. The beach theme concrete with an exposed aggregate, and pebbles will is there in a boat for children, along with trampolines, be used for the hard landscaping elements. At the heart a big bird’s nest basket swing, a sand pit and digging of this master-planned community lies Jack’s Park, an equipment. Drawing all this together will be areas of

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lawn and plants that reinforce the coastal theme. A bio-filtering system will clean stormwater through reed beds and this filtered water will be used on plants in the park and shared spaces. Extending beyond the park to the apartment buildings – and many houses – are Lump’s powder-coated aluminium screens positioned on balconies for shading and aesthetic purposes. Engraved metal letterboxes and sculptural elements also feature in the development. While the metal references past industry, the designs will be based on the ripples of the ocean, patterns in the sand and the botanical life of the area. “We will be using three or four designs throughout,” Lump director and principal sculptor Chris Vassallo says. “This will give a consistent look – a sense of continuity to the whole development.” While some details are still to be finalised, Lump Sculpture Studio has also proposed a design for the street seating. “Essentially, they will be sculptures that double as seating,” says Vassallo. With its landscape and distinctive range of boutique apartments priced from $510,000 and home designs priced from $625,000, Mirvac has ensured that Jack Rd is set to establish a new style of living in Melbourne’s bayside. BEV JOHANSON bjohanson@theweeklyreview.com.au » Visit the Mirvac display suite at 33 Jack Road, Cheltenham. Open by appointment. jackrd.mirvac.com » www.mdgla.com.au » lump.com.au FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 33


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ouses in Malvern East’s leafy Gascoigne Estate always draw a crowd. So it was no surprise to see families with children in tow, groovy couples and even baby boomers make a beeline for this renovated and extended Edwardian house as soon as the open-for-inspection flag was raised. Occupying some 920 square metres of prime real estate, the house has been home to the same family for 15 years. Along the way they have extended and updated. The upstairs was completed in 2000 and the back room extension done in 2008. Now the children are grown up, so it is time for mum and dad to fly the coop, leaving a new generation to enjoy the lifestyle this house and its privileged pocket of suburbia offer. The perfectly preserved tuck-pointed red-brick façade with cream-painted render is pierced by stained-glass windows and set beneath a terracotta-tiled roof. When the house was built, fashion had moved on from the cast-iron lace of the Victorian era to the feature timber fretwork on the verandah here. An unusual low red-brick wall and red tessellated tiles are added adornments to the verandah. In classic Edwardian style, the house’s gable ends are finished in roughcast and embellished with battens painted to match the verandah. The typical Edwardian floor plan has a side entry opening to a generous hall with the formal living and dining rooms on either side. Groups of windows with stained-glass panels, wide sills, a bay window with a generous seat, open fireplaces with French-polished mantelpieces and tiled inserts, and pressed metal ceilings are more Edwardian features. Interiors are predominately white with polished Baltic pine floorboards in the hall and wool carpet in the main rooms and bedrooms. The main bedroom, at the front of the house, has a walk-in wardrobe and stylish new en suite. Off the transverse hall, a television room and study offer places for quiet relaxation. On the other side of the hall, a

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guest bedroom with a separate entrance from the driveway is an added bonus. The end of the hall opens to the now familiar open-plan living, family and kitchen hub. The contemporary white kitchen has contrasting black granite benches, including an island bench, a stainless-steel splashback and stainless-steel Smeg and Miele appliances. Polished floorboards provide continuity with the Baltic pine floorboards at the front of the house. While completely contemporary, the light-filled family room acknowledges the house’s period style, with high ceilings, a polished timber fireplace surrounding a Jetmaster fire and a bank of windows on side and rear walls. A wall of bifold doors opens the living room to the outdoors, creating one large indoor/outdoor entertainment zone, which offers multiple options for dining, play or simply lazing about. Step out onto a generous sandstone-paved outdoor dining area and take in the shimmering water of the swimming pool, inviting beyond the glass fence. Rimmed by established greenery, this north-facing oasis is a summer playground and a winter sun trap. Only the old red-brick, single-car garage, now turned into a trendy studio near the side fence, is a reminder of the house’s origins. Back near the mid-point of the house, a wide grey-carpeted staircase leads to an upstairs rumpus room that is well fitted-out with desk and built-in seat. Three bedrooms on this level have built-in desks and white plantation shutters. They share a bathroom that has a corner shower and separate bath. A powder room is nearby. With its gorgeous front garden brimming with roses, hydrangeas and other greenery, period features, generous living areas, north-facing back garden and outdoor entertainment zone, this house proves that properties in the Gascoigne Estate are always in fashion. \ MARIA HARRIS property@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Fast facts \ Classic Gascoigne Estate family home on 920 square metres with period features, including tuck-pointed façade, pressed-metal ceilings, stained-glass windows, Baltic pine floorboards and open fireplaces; en suite and walk-in wardrobe; study; teenage retreat/rumpus; granite-finished kitchen with Smeg and Miele appliances; sunny north-facing family living room with Jetmaster fireplace; landscaped back garden with swimming pool and outdoor entertainment area; central heating; split-system cooling; excellent storage; workshop/studio, lush established gardens, close to schools, shops and transport. Malvern East \ 11 kilometres from the city

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MALVERN \ 106 STANHOPE STREET Midlothian, built in 1891, is the epitome of a classic Victorian beauty in a prized location, and having a corner site larger than most of its neighbours allows it to sit in a private, lush garden. Its elegant façade has a slate roof, chimneys, decorative corbels and iron lacework around a tiled return verandah. A white picket fence and shutters add detail. The promise of its exterior is fulfilled inside, and the appeal goes beyond beautifully restored period features. A lovely sense of space and balance throughout is gained from large rooms, wide halls, high ceilings, light tones, french doors and tall windows. The main bedroom and its spacious en suite and walk-in wardrobe are at the front of the house, along with formal lounge and dining rooms. Each has a fireplace. At the back, an L-shaped hall, wide enough to include a study desk, runs past three more bedrooms. The family room with a timber ceiling encompasses a Smeg-appliance kitchen (plus butler’s pantry) and meals area, alongside an outside dining space under a verandah on the west side. The final flourish is a poolside recreation room connected via a breezeway. Having direct garage access, a bathroom, polished concrete floor and bifold doors along its width, the options are endless for enjoyment of this garden retreat. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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Agent: James Tostevin 0417 003 333 ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday February 28 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thur 12.30-1pm; Saturday 12.30-1pm .................................................................

All the highlights of warehouse living are offered in this open-plan, New York-style apartment with soaring ceilings, light-filled rooms and high-end luxury.

The perfect blend of period appeal, a pretty façade and contemporary styling and finishes highlight this late 1920s Californian.

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PROPERTY ID » 2011746816

Price \ $1.7 million +

Auction \ February 28 at 11am

In the fairytale, it’s the dark, dark house in the dark, dark forest. But it’s a different story for this house, where it’s the enchanted house on the enchanted street. From the tree-lined thoroughfare to the renovated house, this is a story with a happy ending. The house presents as a neat and trim postwar villa, but inside it’s an appealing mix of old and new. The front four rooms, three bedrooms and sitting, honour the original 1950s design. Geometric leadlight, sash windows and picture rails have been retained, and ceiling roses top off the look. At the rear, the architect-designed extension built a year ago is something to behold. Combining living/dining/kitchen, it offers stylish family living on a grand scale. The kitchen is fitted with top-of-the-range appliances and plenty of storage topped off by an extravagant spread of marble benchtops. It’s all about enjoyment outside. A large pool incorporates a spa and is topped by a deck with a casual seating area. Another deck at the rear of the house rounds out the entertainment options. \ JAN FISHER

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TOORAK \ 138 KOO KOOY YONG Y ONG RO ROA AD This comfortable two-storey family house in one of Toorak’s grandest streets is set in the best, but rare, arrangement for Melbourne’s climate. A long, slim house, it occupies the southern part of its block, allowing northern sun to enter every room. The approach is through security gates to a spacious central entrance and stairwell, with a formal sitting room and dining room on the right and straight ahead. But the heart of the house is to the left – a long, wide family area, overlooked by a well-fitted kitchen and divided into two areas. The eastern half is a rumpus room opening to the rear garden. Peripheral planting provides privacy to a manicured area that includes a dining terrace, lawn and a heated, tiled pool. A shower room is nearby. Eaves ensure summer sun is excluded: solar planning at its best. Upstairs, a study area on the extended landing is a family plus. It is next to the main bedroom, which has a dressing room and an en suite. Children are well catered for here, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms (plus that rumpus room). One bedroom is next to the main suite – another family plus. A combination of split units and a ducted system provide efficient air-conditioning. This handsome house is close to Malvern Road and the delights of Beatty Avenue and High Street. \ NEIL CLEREHAN

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Price \ $3.5 million +

Auction \ February 28 at 1pm

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PROPERTY ID » 2011732594

Price \ $1.2 million + Auction \ February 28 at 11am

This double-storey, clinker-brick family house is an ideal renovation opportunity. Close to schools and public transport and set on 650 square metres, it features four bedrooms, well-zoned formal and informal living areas and outdoor spaces. Altogether, it’s a great canvas on which to create the perfect family house. From the front the carpeted formal lounge and separate dining room are connected via double doors. Each room features built-in shelving and cornices and the lounge an open fireplace. Opposite, is a slate-tiled central bathroom with two carpeted bedrooms with built-in wardrobes either side. From here the house extends to a sky-lit timber kitchen with island bench and meals area. To the left there is a large air-conditioned family room, in front a covered terrace and to the right, a second bathroom and combined laundry and third bedroom. Upstairs, a fourth carpeted, loft-style bedroom sits alongside a spacious study area while outside kids will revel in the pool situated near a remote-controlled double garage and shed. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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An original period house in the Shrublands Mansion precinct, this lovely early Victorian combines the classic charms of yesteryear with today's comforts.

This significant Edwardian retains all the allure of the era throughout renovated interiors of pleasing proportions and expansive living and dining domains.

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HAWTHORN EAST \ 8 COWPER STREET

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PROPERTY ID » 2011750500

Price \ $2.1 million – $2.3 million

Auction \ February 28 at 1.30pm

Kay & Burton \ 9820 1111

PROPERTY ID » 2011735089

Price \ $3.6 million +

Auction \ February 28 at 11am

Once upon a time, the charming façade of this Malvern house, built in 1890, would have heralded a modest cottage. But modern times mean modern demands and a rear extension and contemporary fit-out have meant the house has been transformed into a sophisticated family residence. Its décor incorporates dark, highly polished floors with contrasting white walls punctuated by large windows and it’s a design that works to a striking effect. There are three bedrooms at the front of the house, all with fireplaces, built-in wardrobes and plantation shutters. The main bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe and en suite. Down the hall is the open-plan kitchen/living/dining area, which marries stylish form with efficient function. Floor-to-ceiling windows open to a decked side courtyard dominated by a liquidambar. Outside a vine-covered patio overlooks a pool landscaped to look like a tranquil pond. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes and desks and one with a balcony kept private by that tree and a bathroom. \ JAN FISHER

Newly built, this two-storey family house is a bright and luxurious offering in Hawthorn’s highly sought-after Harcourt Street precinct. With a French provincial façade, useful outdoor spaces and a well-zoned and proportioned interior, it is ripe for family entertainment. From the front, an open fireplace warms the carpeted formal living room and partially zoned dining room while opposite, a very spacious laundry and remote-controlled double garage bookend a bedroom or study with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. The rear of the house is delightfully open-plan. A stunning marble Miele kitchen with butlers’ pantry overlooks the meals area and family room – with views of the covered barbecue area, grassed rear yard and pool. The first floor provides another living area with its spacious rumpus room splitting the main bedroom from three other bedrooms, each with walk-in wardrobes and en suites. The main bedroom steals the show with its decadent en suite, freestanding bath, retreat and luxurious dressing room. \ JULIAN HEALEY

5

5

POSTCODE

3144

3

2

POSTCODE

3123

5

2

AGENTS’ CHO I CE POSTCODE

3104

1/17 Marwal Avenue, Balwyn North 3

2

POSTCODE

3145

105 Manning Road, Malvern East 5

2

3

POSTCODE

3142

24 Ruabon Road, Toorak 2

1

POSTCODE

3126

2/54 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury 3

3

4

Agent: Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction: Saturday March 14 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Wed 11-11.30am; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

Agent: Iain Carmichael 0418 850 988 ................................................................. Price: $2.25 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday March 14 at noon ................................................................. OFI: Thur, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

Agent: Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday March 14 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI: Sat 2.15-2.45pm .................................................................

Agent: Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction: Saturday February 28 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI: Thur, Sat 11-11.45am .................................................................

Meticulously renovated three-bedroom villa unit in the Balwyn High School zone. Close to North Balwyn Village shops and city tram.

Unparalleled family appeal defines Heathcote where a superb formal domain and huge informal living dimensions precede a lush northerly garden.

This solid-brick period residence has been brilliantly renovated to create an exceptionally stylish, spacious and secure inner-urban domain.

This house within the Frognall Estate mirrors French grandeur with open-plan living, seamless finishes, al fresco area and pool.

Let's eat lunch @ The Village Café, 2/74 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Domenic's restaurant, 335 Balwyn Road Let's drink coffee @ Moka Pot Café, 315 Doncaster Road

Let's eat lunch @ Servery & Spoon, 137 Waverley Road Let's eat dinner @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Road Let's drink coffee @ Terminus Lane, 272 Waverley Road

Let's eat lunch @ Hobba, 428 Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ 2 Birds 1 Stone, 12 Claremont Street

Let's eat lunch @ Between Us, 141 Maling Rd Canterbury Let's eat dinner @ Squisito, 1 Theatre Pl, Canterbury Let's drink coffee @ Rhimini's, 308 Whitehorse rd, Balwyn

40 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


BALWYN \ 146 YYARRBA ARRBAT ARRBA T AVENUE An accomplished renovation of this classic 1920s house in what is arguably Balwyn’s finest avenue should appeal to those drawn to period grandeur with contemporary convenience. This perfect marriage is made even more desirable by a gorgeous garden with a series of garden rooms, a productive garden and fruit trees among herbaceous borders. The imposing red-brick attic house with grey stucco speaks of a grander age. But, unlike some period houses, this one is big on light and space, and timber details in the informal living zone are sympathetic to the original timberwork in the formal rooms. Its elevated position also ensures views all the way to the Dandenongs from the upstairs bedrooms. A side entry into a timber-panelled foyer sets the scene for superbly proportioned interiors with high ceilings, hardwood floors and beautifully crafted glass doors. The floor plan ensures an easy flow between rooms. The granite-finished kitchen forms the heart of the informal living zone, with the meals and family room at one end and a study at the other. The relaxed vibe continues with the covered outdoor entertainment area and swimming pool. The solid-timber staircase arrives at a light-filled retreat and four bedrooms. The main, with en suite and walk-in wardrobe, has a northerly vista. \ MARIA HARRIS

POSTCODE

WE LOVE IT

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4

3

POSTCODE

3004

PROPERTY ID » 2011741907

2

Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000

603/2 Slater Street, Melbourne 2

2

3103

2

POSTCODE

3144

Price \ $2.6 million +

17 Fraser Street, Malvern 4

5

Auction \ February 28 at 3pm

POSTCODE 6

3123

36 Broomfield Road, Hawthorn East 4

3

2

POSTCODE

3145

13 Anderson Street, Malvern East 3

1

Agent: Peter Kudelka 0418 319 439 ................................................................. Price: $2.25 million - $2.5 million ................................................................. EOI: Close Tuesday 3 March at 5pm ................................................................. OFI: Wed noon-12.30pm; Wed 7-7.30pm .................................................................

Agent: Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 ................................................................. Price: About $3 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday March 14 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................

Agent: Helena Chow 0407 226 828 ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday March 14 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thur 5.30-6pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Agent: Gail Logan 0411 287 831 ................................................................. Price: About $1.6 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday February 28 at noon ................................................................. OFI: Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................

A stunning penthouse apartment with Fawkner Park frontage, spectacular views, exceptional living and dining, new kitchen, study and rooftop terrace.

An exceptional house with three spacious levels, impressive street presence, generous open living spaces, parkland views, pool and private lift.

A fastidiously maintained family house with multiple free-flowing living expanses and easy access to a host of lifestyle attractions, schools and shops.

Built c1916 on the cusp of the Edwardian and Californian bungalow eras, this muchloved family house is enhanced by period details and is ripe for restoration.

Let's eat lunch @ The Blackman, 452 St Kilda Road Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Gitan, 52 Toorak Road West Let's drink coffee @ Slater St Bench, 8/431 St Kilda Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Pour Kids, 1e Winter Street Let's eat dinner @ Giorgio's Restaurant, 1235 High Street Let's drink coffee @ 8 Days Café, 1184 High Street

Let's eat lunch @ Porgie & Mrs Jones Café, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Bangkok Terrace, 415 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Sisko Chocolate, 330 Auburn Road

Let's eat lunch @ Fond of Fusion Cuisine, 233 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Kerabu, 151 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Our Kitchen Table, 134 Burke Road FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 41


BALWYN NORTH \ 4 AJANAA STREET

PRAHRAN \ 5 IVY STREET

WE LOVE IT

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PROPERTY ID » 2011744904

Price \ $2 million +

Auction \ February 28 at noon

PROPERTY ID » 2011747863

Hocking Stuart \ 9509 0411 Price \ $1.1 million – $1.2 million Auction \ February 28 at 12.30pm

Tree-lined avenues, acres of parkland, and a sought-after school belt are part and parcel of Balwyn North. If space for the family is what you’re after, this house, in a leafy street of elegant neighbours, will appeal. A year-old Porter Davis design, it presents as newly minted in a flow of zoned spaces topped off by a contemporary colour palette and sophisticated finishes. The lower level is designed for living and entertaining, although the main bedroom near the entrance, with an en suite and walk-in wardrobe, makes it very much the parents’ domain. Down the wide hallway, a living room and study lead onto the open-plan family area, where an all-white kitchen is bathed in light and capaciousness thanks to a stunning two-storey void. Upstairs, four bedrooms sharing two bathrooms, a rumpus and city views are an ideal children’s wing. Doors open onto a deck and outdoor kitchen, while landscaped gardens step down to a lawn kids will love, when they’re back from Greythorn Primary School, just minutes away. \ MIRANDA TAY

This modern townhouse has all the benefits of apartment living – privacy, security, low maintenance – with the space and amenity of a detached family house. Behind its unassuming façade, the house is surprisingly deep and is designed to gain maximum advantage from its west-facing rear. The strategic placement of a lightwell injects light into the house’s centre. Bifold doors from the open-plan living and dining area open to a courtyard. There are timber floors throughout the downstairs, tying all the spaces together. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and a plethora of storage space. A granite island bench with a glass display cabinet adds visual complexity to the otherwise neutral palette. Upstairs are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. At the front, the main bedroom is impressively large and has views across an eclectic mix of rooftops. It also has a walk-in wardrobe with a window and a tiled en suite with twin vanities. \ FRANCESCA CARTER

5

3

POSTCODE

3104

3

3

POSTCODE

3181

2

2

AGENTS’ CHO I CE POSTCODE

3141

20 Balmoral Place, South Yarra 3

2

3

POSTCODE

3124

11 Donna Buang Street, Camberwell 4

2

2

POSTCODE

3101

266 Cotham Road, Kew 5

3

POSTCODE

3102

46 Willow Grove, Kew East 4

2

2

Agent: Tim Derham 0438 332 844 ................................................................. Price: $1.5 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday February 28 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thurs 5.45-6.15pm; Sat from 10.30am .................................................................

Agent: Brad Cooper 0418 344 733 ................................................................. Price: $2.3 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday February 28 at noon ................................................................. OFI: Thur 11.15-11.45am; Sat from 11.30am .................................................................

Agent: James Tostevin 0417 003 333 ................................................................. Price: $3.2 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday February 28 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI: Thur 1.15-1.45pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

Agent: Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million - $1.3 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday February 28 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................

This substantial three-bedroom contemporary residence enjoys a stunning context surrounded by Prahran Market, the station, Greville Street and Fawkner Park.

Combining classic and contemporary appeal on a substantial allotment, this beautiful 1920s house reveals graceful character through refined rooms.

This immense two-storey house has been renovated and extended with a focus on family and entertainment.

An immaculate residence with heated pool, living/ dining, four bedrooms, kitchen, ducted heating, air-conditioning, carport and storage on 724sqm (approx).

Let's eat lunch @ Fog Bar & Restaurant, 142 Greville St Let's eat dinner @ Mandala, 133 Commercial Rd Let's drink coffee @ Market Café, 163 Commercial Rd

Let's eat lunch @ George's, 819 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Trinitas Thai, 955 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Zazu, 1377 Toorak Road

Let's eat lunch @ Cru, 916 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Centanove, 109 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Adeney Milk Bar, 70 Adeney Avenue

Let's eat lunch @ Harp of Erin Hotel, 636 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Di Palma's, 686 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Fat Penguin, 713 High Street

42 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


SOLD $2.218 MILLION 6 JAMES STREET, SURREY HILLS

SOLD $4.36 MILLION 14 BELMONT AVENUE, KEW

127 136 148 151

ABBOTSFORD

SOLD $1.64 MILLION 6 KYARRA STREET, HAMPTON

11/17 Marshall Ave RT Edgar 186 63 Molesworth St Sutherland Farrelly 205

MOUNT WAVERLEY

KEW EAST

MURRUMBEENA

ARMADALE

1 Miller Cres

COURTESY JAMES MARKET NEWS)

SOLD $1.65 MILLION 30 MOREY STREET, CAMBERWELL

SOLD $1.81 MILLION 8 JOHNSON STREET, HAWTHORN

ST KILDA EAST Barry Plant 165

28 Holroyd Ave

Marshall White 111

SURREY HILLS

PORT MELBOURNE CAULFIELD NORTH 3 Howitt

PORTSEA

EAST MELBOURNE 902/150 Clarendon

ASHBURTON

74

FAIRHAVEN 26 Lialeeta

205

159 167 195

KOOYONG

PRAHRAN 1/39 Grandview Gve 16 Westbourne 29 Woodfull

TOORAK

G03/444 Glenferrie

FITZROY NORTH 44 45

BALWYN

7 Newbury 30 McConchie Ave 6 Lister

MALVERN 106 S

RED HILL

GLEN IRIS

50 Pardalote Rise

RT Edgar 205

RICHMOND ROSEBUD HAWTHORN

RYE 52 76 76 80 88

BALWYN NORTH

7 Mayfield Ave 9 Nicholls

177 188

MALVERN EAST 122 Finch

55

SOUTH YARRA 20 Balmoral Plc 30 Toorak

HAWTHORN EAST

WINDSOR

CAMBERWELL

11/4 The Avenue

KEW 63 64 65 89 90 100 110

CANTERBURY

22 Ferncroft Ave 13 Anderson

164 197

MCCRAE 90 Cinerama Cres

164

MELBOURNE 603/2

68 185

46 Garden St

Fletchers 198

Woodards 189

LISTINGS PROVIDED BY CAMPAIGNTRACK.

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

MONT ALBERT 154 157 161

103 Windsor Cres 54 Churchill 2c Gordon

143 167 196

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FITZROY NORTH 11 Tucker Place

6

3

3

AWARD-WINNING MODERNIST IN GARDEN OASIS This superb 6BR residence, designed by architect Daniel van Cleemput on a large site (545 sqm approx) is one of the area´s most remarkable homes. Filled with light, its 3 living zones face green-walled gardens & a terraced ´hillside´. This exceptionally spacious residence includes family living & dining, custom kitchen, tranquil outdoor ´room´, large studio, laundry & powder rooms. The main BR, with lounge & bathroom, features a bespoke ´pod´ housing a kitchenette & study. The children´s zone comprises living/study, 5 BRs, 2 shower rooms and separate WC. Included are extensive storage, multi-car garage & workshop, slab heating, refrigerated a/c, double glazing & 20,000 ltr water storage. 44 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 14 March at 11.30am Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 4-4:30 CONTACT AGENT Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985


FITZROY NORTH 43 Alfred Crescent

4

2

IMPOSING ART NOUVEAU, PREMIER ADDRESS This landmark property was built in 1887 and extensively renovated in the exuberant Art Nouveau style in 1905. On a deep ROW-access block overlooking the Edinburgh Gardens, the house is distinguished by opulent detail. A vast entrance hall, 3 expansive reception rooms and principal bedrooms display an array of timber screenwork, elaborate ceilings and marble mantels. Exceptional features are a grand staircase, intricately crafted dressing room and study, tower room, tiled 4th bedroom and a cellar. Modern improvements include a large kitchen, 2nd bathroom, laundry, and hydronic heating. A wide al fresco entertaining area opens to a swimming pool.

AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 21 March at 3pm Wed 7-7.30 & Sat 3-3.30 Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802

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KEW EAST 46 Willow Grove

4

2

2

SUPERIOR FAMILY LIVING, PRIME LOCATION This immaculately presented residence offers relaxed living in a tranquil street of quality homes close to golf courses, Willsmere Park, schools and freeway access. Set behind a luxuriant garden and including a solar heated pool and studio/ home office, this captivating home offers expansive living and dining rooms flowing to al fresco entertaining areas, 4 double BRs (all with BIRs), 2 generous bathrooms, large well-fitted kitchen and laundry/utility room, plus separate WC. Including a carport and off-street parking, this light-filled property features ducted heating, evaporative and split-system air conditioning, ample storage and quality fittings. Land: 15.84 m x 45.72 m / 724 sq m approx.

KEW EAST 26 Hartwood Street

4

2

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 28 February at 11am Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 Kew | 9854 8888 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Tamika Ellis 0499 007 460

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 14 March at 12pm Thu & Sat 12-12.30pm $1,500,000 - $1,600,000 Kew | 9854 8888 Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153

2

MASTERBUILT FAMILY LIVING, VAST LAND This beautifully presented residence has all the essentials for comfortable living close to High St and East Kew shopping, transport and leading schools. Set on a vast landscaped block (836 sqm approx), it comprises 4 double BRs (ensuite and walk-in wardrobe to main), expansive sitting and dining with gas log fire, spacious family room adjoining games room, well-equipped kitchen, large bathroom, laundry and separate WC. Including a double remote-access garage, this light-filled home features ducted heating, air conditioning and quality fittings. Land: 18.2 m x 45 m approx.

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HAWTHORN 5/20 Yarra Grove

3

2

2

TIMELESS 3BR DESIGN, EXCLUSIVE LOCATION This elegant town residence offers tranquil, exceptionally spacious living in an exclusive pocket close to Hawthorn Station, shops, tram & Yarra River Parkland. With private entry from a north-facing courtyard garden, it comprises an expansive living room, large adjoining dining room, refitted kitchen/meals (Smeg & Miele appliances, quality cabinetry) opening to an fresco entertaining area, main BR/retreat with ensuite & dressing room, 2 further double BRs (BIRs), stylish bathroom, powder room & laundry. Including a carport & OSP, this light-filled home features quality carpets, ducted heating & generous storage. Agent in Conjunction: Sam Babalis - iAdvocates - www.iadvocates.com.au

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 14 March at 10.30am Thu 11-11.30am & Sat 12.30-1pm $800,000 - $880,000 Kew | 9854 8888 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Sam Babalis 0419 513 197

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

Auction this sundAy 3:30

3 Howitt Road CAULFIELD NORTH your Perfect Blank canvas To find an allotment as perfectly positioned & generous as this with the perfect west-facing orientation in what is regarded as ‘the’ street in Caulfield North’s Golden Mile is a rare discovery indeed – all magnificent 1,247m2 of it (Approximate Title Dimensions). The allotment is currently occupied by a majestic three-bedroom, three-bathroom poolside home with massive entertaining/living areas that would come up a treat with renovation. Alternatively, appreciate the value of this lavish land & develop an architectural masterpiece that will befit its prestigious address (STCA).

www.123samplestreetcaulfieldnorth.com www.3howittRoadcaulfieldnorth.com

Auction sunday 1 March 3:30pm Inspect Sat 3:00-3:30 & Sun from 3:00 Contact Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488

Matt Jackson Advocate 0408 558 203

03 A

03 B 04

C

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A3 | B2 | C3

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| 20 Balmoral Place

Putting The House Into Townhouse

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This substantial contemporary residence enjoys a stunning context. Prahran Market, the station, Greville Street, Fawkner Park - this list of the location´s attractions is only the start of the story. The flexible home theatre, office or fourth bedroom enjoys its own ground floor zone. Above, the north facing living/dining areas are framed by a terracotta terrace and a granite kitchen while on the top level the luxury is conveyed by three principal bedrooms including a superb, sunny main suite. Inner city style on a significant scale. Garage/OSP for up to 4 cars.

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A4 | B3 | C2 | D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Jeff Gole 0419 401 677 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Private Auction: Thursday 12th March ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: By Appointment Thursday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 106 Stanhope Street

´MIDLOTHIAN´ c1891

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Victorian elegance and contemporary concepts are beautifully harmonized throughout MIDLOTHIAN, an iconic Malvern property, fully renovated with signature flair by Rosenthal, Munckton and Shields, that provides peerless four bedroom, three bathroom family spaces. Spectacular gardens surround refined formal rooms and fabulous informal areas accompanied by a marble kitchen and contemporary scullery. Solar heated pool accompanied by a superb studio, cellar, heating/air-conditioning, storage and double garage accessed from second frontage to Dixon Street. Land size 1340sqm (approx.). A landmark.

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A4 | B3 | C6

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Private Auction: Tuesday 17th March ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: By Appointment Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm

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| 12 Washington Street

Quality That´s World Class

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Paul Bangay gardens introduce this stunning residence´s spectacular spaces behind a French Provincial inspired façade featuring hand cut limestone. The design creativity of Richard Gasking has created a sublime mood throughout north facing formal entertaining areas, an inviting study and superb family dimensions including a luxurious Miele kitchen. Lift access to the basement reveals great storage, a generous cellar and garaging for six cars. Status, style and substance, between Toorak Village and Como Park.

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A3 | B2 | C2

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Sam Goddard 0448 870 454 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Private Auction: Tuesday 17th March ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: By Appointment Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am

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| 12 Toorak Avenue

Sanctuary and Style c1992

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This elegant estate discreetly turns its back on the mansion lined street to create a stunning Northern light filled sanctuary. A fabulous living and dining domain where Frank Lloyd Wright influences are clear includes finely detailed joinery and flows to the romantic terrace. A separate breakfast /casual dining room and a Gaggenau kitchen add to the downstairs appeal while above, a beautiful balcony accompanies alluring accommodation. A generous basement cellar, and huge storage contribute additional appeal on a significant allotment featuring extensive Merriwee Crescent frontage. Land size 970sqm approximately.

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A5 | B4 | C2 | D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Andrew Harlock 0419 379 992 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Private Auction: Wednesday 18th March ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: By Appointment Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm

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| 10-12 Kooyongkoot Road

´TALANDOON´ c1885

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TALANDOON´s superb balance of Victorian elegance and Arts and Craft decorative detail is matched by spectacularly extensive gardens. Richly evocative period rooms and a series of light filled informal living areas illustrate how successfully TALANDOON remains relevant to the modern family home. A European equipped kitchen, walk in cellar, hydronic heating, ducted vacuum, night garden lighting and video intercom lead an impressive list of contemporary elements, complemented by a fabulous self-contained cottage and a solar heated pool. A significant Scotch Hill estate. Land 2377sqm approx.

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A6 | B6 | C2

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Private Auction: Thursday 19th March ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: Thursday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 1.30-2.00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------24/7 View: abercrombys.com.au

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| 30 Toorak Road West

´THE TILBA´

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Unquestionably one of Melbourne´s most beautiful homes, THE TILBA´s previous renown as a boutique hotel is matched by its present day sophistication as a fabulous family residence. Ornate period details are perfectly preserved throughout downstairs reception rooms served by a contemporary kitchen while six bedrooms, each with ensuite, convey refinement and romance. Home office, a cellar and views towards Fawkner Park and the city further distinguish this prominent property, on the Domain Street corner, with secure car parking. Walking distance to Melbourne Grammar School, Merton Hall and St Kilda Road.

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A4 | B4 | C2 | D

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Contact: Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Tim Derham 0438 332 844 Office 9864 5300 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Private Auction: Thursday 19th March ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------View: By Appointment Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & 6.30-7.00pm & Saturday 10.00-10.30am

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| 9 Huntingfield Road

´LITTLE MISSENDEN´

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A classically elegant example of English Tudor design, ´Little Missenden´ surrounds itself with nearly 1100sqm of established gardens. North facing rear orientation and second frontage to Ottawa Road further complement this evocative residence´s engaging spaces including distinguished reception rooms, substantial study and separate living/dining areas accompanied by a granite kitchen. Outdoor entertaining, swimming pool, return driveway and double garage - an enduring, enchanting landmark in one of Toorak´s most prestigious positions.

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A4 | B3 | C2 | D

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| 122 Finch Street

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

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Saturday 28th February at 2.00pm

View:

Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 1.30pm

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abercrombys.com.au

Illustrious, Impressive, Inviting

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Majestic plane trees and proximity to Central Park complement this superb Federation era residence´s period grace and substantial modern day spaces. A refined sitting room, romantic study and a main bedroom of irresistible beauty create great first impressions. To the rear, overlooking a landscaped garden with an alluring pool, a living/dining domain and a home office surround an open plan kitchen featuring a marble island, stainless steel surfaces and walk in pantry. Double garage. Stunning Gascoigne Estate environs.

A5 | B4 | C2

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| 20 Moonga Road

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

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Saturday 28th February at 3.30pm

View:

Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 3.00pm

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Conjunctional Agent:

Impeccable Family Credentials

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Elite schools, Kooyong Village and public transport provide this superlative, substantial town residence with enviable family surroundings. Formal entertaining areas lead to a central granite kitchen, a large family dining domain and a spectacular conservatory living space. A refined library and jarrah panelled study enhance downstairs dimensions below four upstairs bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a superb main suite. A versatile children´s living area and a freshly renovated guest suite further ensure ongoing family enjoyment in a position of acknowledged prestige.

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176 Kooyong Road Toorak

4

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

VIEWING

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CONTACT

4

3


803 Orrong Road Toorak

5

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

4

2

CONTACT

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3/38 Clendon Road Toorak

3

AUCTION

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3

2


1/7 Irving Road Toorak

3

AUCTION

CONTACT

3

3

VIEWING

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76 Toorak Road West South Yarra

3

AUCTION

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3

2


23 Cunningham Street South Yarra

4

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

4

2

CONTACT

VIEWING

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AUCTION SATURDAY 8 Cowper Street Hawthorn East

5

AUCTION

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5

2


10 Blythswood Court Kew

4

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

4

3

CONTACT

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AUCTION SATURDAY 14 Barrington Avenue Kew

4

AUCTION

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CONTACT

3

2


AUCTION SATURDAY 9 Cradley Avenue Kew

4

AUCTION

4

2

CONTACT

VIEWING

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34 Bennett Parade Kew East

4

AUCTION

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2

1


31 The Ridge Canterbury

3

AUCTION

1

2

CONTACT

VIEWING

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603/2 Slater Street Melbourne

2

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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2

2


801/65 Beach Street Port Melbourne

4

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

3.5

6

CONTACT

VIEWING

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11 Cromwell Road South Yarra 4

2

2

AUCTION VIEWING CONTACT

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2.5

2

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CONTACT

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1/39 Grandview Grove Prahran 3

3

2

AUCTION VIEWING

CONTACT

16 Westbourne Street Prahran 3

3

1

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CONTACT

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4/3 Stonehaven Court Toorak 2

1

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2.5

1


25 Monaro Road Malvern/Kooyong 3/4

2.5

3

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CONTACT

1/11 Trafa f lgar Road fa Camberwell 3

1

2

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CONTACT

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13A Fairholm Grove Camberwell 3

2

1

AUCTION VIEWING

CONTACT

902/150 Clarendon St East Melbourne 2

3

2

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2.26/15 Lithgow St Abbotsford 3

2

2

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3

2

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1/48 Robinson Road Hawthorn 3

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RICHMOND | 2/29 Gipps Street Set on top of the highly prized Richmond Hill precinct, this very r rare second flf oor warehouse apart ry r ment boasts spectacular 360 rt degree views including breathtaking city views, spacious light fif lled open plan living, soaring 5 metre ceilings, timber flf oors, intricate timber trusses, exposed brickw k ork, quirky kw k character and an abiding sense of being part ky r of living history rt r . ry This stunning warehouse apart r ment is cool, calm and contemporary rt r . Only moments to Church and Swan Streets and Bridge ry Road shopping, cafe f s, bars, restaurants, schools, transport fe r , the MCG and the CBD. Featuring entry rt r , open plan living, dining, fa ry f mily room, 3 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, ducted heating, air conditioning, security system, steam room, attic storage, Nort r h/ rt West private balcony and secure garage.

sothebysrealty.com

14 Wallace Avenue, Toorak

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Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm and Saturday 12.30-1.00pm

Phillip French Dav a id Colbran av

0411 090 987 0418 348 481

9825 0555

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SOUTH YARRA 268a Domain Road House of the Year in 2006, this sumptuous 3 level luxury residence with private lift has been brilliantly designed for every conceivable family requirement in a prestigious pocket near the Botanic Gardens, restaurants and schools. Beautiful proportions define the sitting room, study, expansive living/ dining room and gourmet kitchen opening to north balcony. Opulent main bedroom with en-suite and second bedroom with en-suite are matched on the lower level by 2 further bedrooms, 3rd bathroom, kitchenette and living/home cinema opening to a courtyard.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 12noon

Inspect

Wednesday 11.15-11.45 & Saturday from 11.30am

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Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.268adomainroad-southyarra.com

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78 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


TOORAK 2/11 Trawalla Avenue This beautiful ground floor apartment combines classic elegance with contemporary finishes. Luxurious proportions define open-plan living, dining & spectacular Miele kitchen with granite bench tops. American oak floors flow towards French doors to deep sun-terrace designed by Paul Bangay. Opulent main bedroom with dressing room & marble ensuite, plus 2 further double bedrooms each with ensuite and BIR. Study, butler´s pantry/laundry, powder room, lift & basement parking for 2 cars, complete this quiet, exclusive abode.

Private Sale

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Inspect

Wednesday 1.45-2.15 & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-11trawallaavenue-toorak.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 79


HAWTHORN 3 Kembla Street Victorian five/six bedroom family home on 1,428sqm approx. on Scotch Hill. Formal lounge, dining room, study, family bathroom & main bedroom with ensuite. Living hub including casual sitting/ dining room, kitchen with granite bench-tops and laundry. First floor rumpus room with kitchenette, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. Inc. period features, marble fireplaces, storage, hydronic heating, workshop, rear lawns, in-ground pool, spa, pergola and double garage.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.3kemblastreet-hawthorn.com

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80 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


TOORAK 4/51 Mathoura Road Exclusively situated between Toorak and Hawksburn Villages, this opulent north facing single level residence impressively showcases the latest contemporary European elegance, magnificent proportions and luxurious finishes. A gallery hallway featuring oak parquetry floors and high ceilings flows through to a study, sumptuous living and dining room, gourmet Miele and marble kitchen and lightfilled casual dining opening to a private north-facing terrace. Three gorgeous bedrooms with travertine en-suites include a lavishly proportioned main with freestanding bath.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 3.15-3.45pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4-51mathouraroad-toorak.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 81


MALVERN EAST 63 Beaver Street This classic Federation era abode in the revered Gascoigne Estate, brims with elegance. Sublime period grandeur is defined by formal lounge and dining rooms with pressed metal ceilings, pristine stained-glass windows and period fireplaces. A delightful light-filled open-plan living space includes kitchen with Miele and Smeg appliances and Jetmaster fireplace. Sun-drenched lush gardens provide an exquisite setting for the serene pool area. Five spacious bedrooms plus additional teen retreat/rumpus area, study and playroom. Land 920sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.63beaverstreet-malverneast.com

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82 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


SOUTH YARRA 3/262 Domain Road Behind the striking exterior of this award-winning Wood Marsh designed boutique development, a stunning living/ dining space features vast floor-to-ceiling windows streaming in masses of northerly light. Grand patio doors open to a delightful private roof terrace and a brilliant epicurean kitchen is a showpiece for large-scale entertaining. Generous main bedroom (dressing room, ensuite) & 2nd large bedroom (BIR, ensuite). Includes study/ 3rd bedroom, powder room, butler´s pantry/laundry, lift access, three basement car parks, storage, heating & cooling.

Expressions of Interest Close Wednesday 11th March at 5pm

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Wednesday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.3-262domainroad-southyarra.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 83


TOORAK 27-31 Washington Street Washington Street has been developed by Orchard Piper, offering 6 meticulously crafted single level 3 bedroom residences. Each has been carefully refined, embodying a timeless quality, amenity, flexibility and security in one of Melbourne´s finest locations. Luxury has been offered as a benchmark, expressed through carefully considered material, fixture and appliance selections. Visit the project gallery by appointment located at 460 Toorak Road, Toorak with apartments starting from $3,995,000.

Private Sale

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by appointment

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.washingtonstreet.com.au

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84 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


TOORAK 13 Springfield Avenue Rarely seen in a single level context, the impressive proportions and timeless elegance displayed by this contemporary residence offer uncompromised lock up and leave luxury near Toorak and Hawksburn Villages. A marble foyer introduces a refined sitting room, beautiful formal dining, gourmet Miele kitchen and expansive living/dining room. Living opens to a private north-facing courtyard framed in lush greenery. The lavishly scaled main bedroom with travertine en-suite is complemented by two additional bedrooms and a second travertine bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 2pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 4.15-4.45pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.13springfieldavenue-toorak.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 85


ARMADALE 6 Royal Crescent In a dress circle Armadale position, an accomplished eye for design and detail has magnificently transformed this period home into a contemporary single level living environment just a short walk from High St, Beatty Ave and revered independent schools. Featuring warm organic finishes & colours, backed by premium designer finishes, poolside entertaining and an easily managed landscaped garden serve generous four bedroom/three living spaces that feature a stunning Poliform kitchen with Miele appliances, fenced heated pool, remote OSP & more. Land: 676sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Justin Long 0418 537 973 Mark Harris 0414 799 343

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.6royalcrescent-armadale.com

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86 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


TOORAK 3/36 Clendon Road The impressive proportions and uncompromised luxury that define this magnificent whole floor penthouse are enhanced by a spectacular rooftop terrace and exclusive address near Hawksburn and Toorak Villages and leading schools. Direct lift access reveals oak parquetry floors through the reception hall leading to a study, sumptuous sitting/dining room, lavish kitchen and casual dining all opening to northwest balcony. The main bedroom with en-suite is accompanied by a second bedroom and bathroom. The rooftop entertaining room opens to the roof terrace.

Expressions of Interest Close Wednesday 18th March at 5pm

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Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.3-36clendonroad-toorak.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 87


HAWTHORN 38 Kooyongkoot Road Commanding an elevated Scotch Hill position, the imposing proportions and contemporary elegance showcased by this impressive 3-level residence emphatically confirms its family appeal. A grand parquetry foyer introduces gracious sitting room, formal dining, superb Miele kitchen and expansive living/dining room opening to deep private northwest garden with spa. A downstairs bedroom and bathroom are accompanied upstairs by 4 bedrooms, 2 en-suites, 4th bathroom, study and retreat. The lower level comprises a hobby room and 4-car garage. Land 1038sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Justin Krongold 0403 163 355 John Manton 0411 444 930

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.38kooyongkootroad-hawthorn.com

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88 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


KEW 28 Rowland Street Situated in the prestigious Sackville Ward, this four bedroom 1920s family home provides plentiful possibility to extend, renovate or build a brand-new contemporary family home (STCA). Dual frontages front and rear highlight extensive improvement possibilities on a magnificent allotment of 960sqm approx. Period features enhance three separate & versatile living spaces and well-equipped kitchen. Includes deep rear garden, sleek main bedroom with ensuite, laundry, powder room, parking & garage, in close proximity to fine schools.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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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.28rowlandstreet-kew.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 89


KEW 266 Cotham Road (opposite Florence Avenue) Private and securely positioned behind a high brick wall on a magnificent garden allotment of 1,159sqm this impressively renovated/extended 2 storey residence features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, his/hers master-bed dressing rooms, huge kids playroom. An expansive family room with Miele gourmet kitchen opens to a wide deck with balinese pool hut and dining area overlooking a deep leafy garden and heated pool - creating idyllic, private, indoor/outdoor areas. Incls v/ intercom, hydronic heating, d/cooking, r/storage, 25,000 w/ tank, rem/gate+OSP 3-4. Land size: 1,159sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Anton Zhouk 0430 224 438

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.266cothamroad-kew.com

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90 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


SOUTH YARRA 76A River Street The award winning design of this ultra stylish residence has created a scintillating, versatile and exceptionally spacious domain near every South Yarra attraction. Wide heated limestone tiles and soaring ceilings define the state of the art Miele kitchen and spacious dining area opening to a private courtyard. Full width timber stairs lead up to a sensational living room, study/retreat and roof top terrace. The three stunning bedrooms, all with stylish en-suites are complemented by a self contained study/4th BR with kitchenette, bathroom & separate entrance with 2 garages.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & 6.45-7.15pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Contact

Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Celeste Wright 0413 309 002

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.76ariverstreet-southyarra.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 91


MALVERN 22 Bonview Road Desirable Glenneagles built home delivers an inspired floor plan perfect for a growing family & room to add value. Wide entrance hallway introduces expansive accommodation including tranquil formal sitting room, dining room & study. Drenched in northeasterly light, open plan living, dining & kitchen flow to private rear garden. 4 generous bedrooms with BIR, main with ensuite & WIR, enjoy abundant light & provide ample privacy for family living. Extra enhancements include additional shower room, laundry, zoned heating & cooling. Land size: 655sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Kate Muller 0438 744 257

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.22bonviewroad-malvern.com

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92 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


MALVERN 19 Elizabeth Street Individually designed & built by Fasham Johnson this delightful split-level contemporary home in the prestigious Stonington Estate offers generously proportioned living areas capitalising on a northern orientation & vaulted ceilings which deliver a light-filled & flowing interior comprising 4 bedrooms, 2 ensuites, family bathroom, combined formal living/dining, expansive family area, wellappointed granite/euro kitchen & northern alfresco. Also incls scope to update, intercom, d/vacuum, ample storage, rem/double garage+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.19elizabethstreet-malvern.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 93


MALVERN EAST 5-7 Albert Street One of the area´s original homes, this illustrious c1920´s residence´s exceptional dimensions display a captivating blend of period charm and contemporary style near Terminus Village, East Malvern station and schools. Imposing proportions and ornate ceilings are highlighted through the entrance hall and beautiful sitting room. Versatile accommodation includes 4 bedrooms, 2 studies, 2 stylish bathrooms and a TV/play room. The expansive living/dining room with gourmet kitchen opens to a large northwest garden with heated pool. Land 1030sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

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

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.5-7albertstreet-malverneast.com

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94 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


MALVERN EAST 70 Beaver Street Presenting a rare opportunity for Developers & Renovators with an eye to the future - this exceptional property is ripe for a total makeover restoring a solid brick Edwardian residence to its former glory. With its capital appreciation credentials underpinned by a generous allotment & ROW in the prestigious Gascoigne Estate plus an approved Planning Permit ready for immediate commencement. The interior comprises wide entrance hall with 4 principle rooms, 2 period-styled bathrooms & kitchen, sun room, upstairs atticstyle bedroom+alcove. Land: 797sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 3.30pm

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Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 John Manton 0411 444 930 Adam Vocale 0418 113 070

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 6 Middlesex Road This classic Hawthorn brick Victorian family residence c1880 is surrounded by glorious and impeccably maintained gardens. The superbly renovated interior showcases period attributes & features a sitting room, 4 bedrooms, main with WIR/ensuite, study/5th bedroom, & 2 zoned to the rear; plus family bathroom & laundry. A generous open-plan family domain includes a stylishly appointed granite/euro kitchen flowing to a deck overlooking a heated pool+spa - perfect for family enjoyment & entertaining. Also incls alarm, d/ heating, OFPs, evap. cooling, rem/garage+OSP. Land: 926sqm

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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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.6middlesexroad-surreyhills.com

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96 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


MALVERN 16 Evandale Road Stylishly appointed Victorian with contemporary extension provides sensational living/entertaining and spacious Bosch equipped kitchen with Stone Italiana benchtops. A luxurious main bedroom suite includes study alcove, concealed dressing area & en-suite, illuminated by windows facing in all four directions. Two further delightful bedrooms & playroom/4th bedroom complement an elegant main bathroom with freestanding bath. Grey ironbark floors, parking for 2 cars via ROW, deluxe plunge pool/spa & entertainers garden finish a truly marvelous gem.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

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

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.16evandaleroad-malvern.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 97


CANTERBURY 4 Marden Street Set within a stunning easy to maintain garden oasis, the enticing appeal of this impeccably renovated c1940´s family residence is further accentuated by its secluded cul de sac location and close proximity to leading schools, Maling Road and the station. Art Deco details are showcased through the timber hall and beautiful sitting room. The expansive living and dining areas and gourmet Bosch and stone kitchen open to a deck overlooking the deep private garden. The main bedroom with lavish en-suite is complemented by three additional bedrooms, study and bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.45-3.15pm

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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.4mardenstreet-canterbury.com

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98 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


BALWYN NORTH 21 Hood Street Boasting delightful street presence in the prized Balwyn High zone, this well presented home offers stylish interiors and impressive dimensions accompanied by a northern rear and swimming pool. Multiple living spaces, flexibly formal and informal as occasions demand, central kitchen, three bedrooms, BIRs, main with delightful outlook to the front garden, study and bathroom. 2nd WC. Separate studio/ retreat with bi-fold doors adds brilliant versatility to this inviting home. Ideally suited to further renovate/extend or new home site (STCA).

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Dave Oster 0418 800 120 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.21hoodstreet-balwynnorth.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 99


KEW 99 Argyle Road Basking in the natural rewards of a priceless parkside position, this classic brick period residence offers accommodating 3 bedroom + study/2 bathroom proportions within an immaculately maintained layout complemented by beautifully groomed north-facing gardens and sublime alfresco entertaining on 819 sqm approx. Includes gracious formal rooms, fully appointed kitchen, adjoining casual dining, sunroom retreat, ducted heating, monitored alarm, under-house storeroom, and double carport with room for trailer.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Contact

Mark Sutherland 0418 691 585 Tamzyn Roadknight 0403 690 661

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.99argyleroad-kew.com

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100 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


HAWTHORN EAST 46 Rathmines Road With Victoria Road Reserve as its backdrop, this attractive Victorian retains character, whilst presenting an outstanding opportunity to reconfigure, renovate or extend to create a contemporary family home. Versatile existing accommodation includes 2 bedrooms, large formal sitting, dining/possible 3rd bedroom & informal sitting. Recently improved kitchen leads to laundry & bathroom & overlooks a picturesque rear garden featuring traditional brick paving. Rear laneway access provides potential for off street parking, overlooking lush parkland, Auburn Village & station close by.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.46rathminesroad-hawthorneast.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 101


HAWTHORN 6 Illawarra Road Defined by period elegance, modern style and glorious garden surrounds, this totally captivating c1890´s block fronted Victorian residence delivers irresistible family appeal on Scotch Hill near leading schools, trams and cafes. Baltic pine floors flow through the arched hallway to a glorious living room, superb Ilve/Miele kitchen and expansive family/ dining areas opening to a stunning Tuscan inspired private northwest garden. The beautiful main bedroom with stylish en-suite is complemented by three additional bedrooms and a designer bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.6illawarraroad-hawthorn.com

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102 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015


MALVERN 10 Ashley Grove Surrounded by beautiful gardens, this absolutely stunning Edwardian residence´s exceptional family dimensions impeccably blend period elegance with scintillating designer style near Malvern Village, great schools and Menzies Reserve. Pale timber floors flow through the hallway to sitting room, formal dining, study and spectacular living/ dining room with a premium kitchen opening to picturesque northwest garden with heated pool. A gorgeous main bedroom with designer en-suite is accompanied by three additional bedrooms and two stylish bathrooms.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 10.30-11 & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Nicole French 0417 571 505 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.10ashleygrove-malvern.com

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FEBRUARY 25, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 103


MALVERN 2B Northbrook Avenue Displaying incomparable Nicholas Day attention to detail, this absolutely beautiful 3-bedroom residence´s spectacular proportions and luxurious finishes are enhanced by a landscaped north-facing garden and pool setting and cul de sac location near Glenferrie Rd. Exceptionally high ceilings and oak parquetry floors distinguish the wide hallway leading to study, sitting room, gourmet marble kitchen and expansive living/dining room opening to stunning north garden with heated pool.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 11am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.15-11.45am

Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2bnorthbrookavenue-malvern.com

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MALVERN EAST 4 Beaver Street This magnificent Edwardian residence´s inspired contemporary style, expansive proportions, sublime garden & pool setting create the ultimate Gascoigne Estate family domain. The imposing entrance introduces a study, sitting, rumpus, main bedroom with stylish en-suite, 3 additional bedrooms & bathroom, with a retreat/5th bedroom upstairs & powder room, an ideal teenage sanctuary or guest suite. Lime-washed timber floors flow through living/dining, & the state of the art Gaggenau kitchen opening to a Wisteria alfresco precinct, landscaped gardens & pool.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4beaverstreet-malverneast.com

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TOORAK 20a Hill Street In a beautiful NW garden & pool setting, the design & dimensions of this contemporary residence showcase Wayne Gillespie’s talents. Defined by contemporary elegance, the spacious parquetry entrance foyer flows through to a generous study & expansive sitting room opening to a westfacing terrace. The premium kitchen (with WIP) & stunning dining room extend out to a north garden with heated pool and spa. Lavishly proportioned, the 3 bedrooms with 3 marble bathrooms include main with en-suite & dressing room. Includes 3 car basement & 2 large storage rooms.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 4.15-4.45pm Strictly by Appointment

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.20ahillstreet-toorak.com

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SOUTH YARRA 63 Park Street Beautiful Boom-style refinement meets modern living in this lovely 1888 10 room Victorian in idyllic Domain location by Royal Botanic Gardens, Fawkner Park, Domain village & exceptional schools. Wonderful E & W alfresco spaces, amazing views, gracious dimensions, flexible layout & exquisite period features throughout including 6 Stunning marble fireplaces. Elegant sitting and Dining rooms, sunny kitchen/family room opening to terrace with city views. Spectacular main BR w balcony, 4 further BRs, library, garden room, serene mature garden & double garage.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 3pm

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Contact

Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579 Celeste Wright 0413 309 002

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.63parkstreet-southyarra.com

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MALVERN 4 Woodmason Street One of Malvern´s most desirable addresses, a quiet cul-desac close to several leading schools and the city. An ideal context for making the most of this allotment´s attractive dimensions. Tempting width and depth inspire ideas for pursuing new home site plans or considering dual townhouse development concepts, STCA. Alternatively, apply the renovation process to the present day home, which features up to five bedrooms and two bathrooms with a flexible floor-plan. Carport and storage complete today´s picture - tomorrow is all about possibilities.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4woodmasonstreet-malvern.com

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TOORAK 98B St. Georges Road Occupying the entire top level and one of only two penthouse-style apartments in a boutique development, this two/three bedroom apartment is bathed in northern light. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, an expansive living space flows to an equally spacious kitchen/dining room where huge patio doors open to a sensational rooftop terrace with extensive City views. Includes luxurious lightfilled main bedroom (BIR, WIR) & grand ensuite, generous 2nd bedroom, study/3rd bedroom, butler´s pantry/laundry, lift and basement parking.

Expressions of Interest Close Tuesday 10th March at 5pm

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Inspect

Thursday 2.15-2.45pm & Saturday 4-4.30pm Strictly by Appointment

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Contact

Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-98bstgeorgesroad-toorak.com

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CANTERBURY 92 Highfield Road This stunning Edwardian home merges sympathetic renovations with a spectacular Architect-designed lightfilled extension overlooking a north-facing deck & private garden. The interior comprises study/library, 4 bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite plus a family bathroom & expansive family living area incorporating a sleek fully-appointed Miele kitchen with adjacent Butler´s pantry & laundry plus a huge retreat/study area or home theatre. Incls. alarm, d/heating plus evaporative & R/C cooling, OFPs, easy care gardens, water tank, remote 2-car garage (I/A) & ROW.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 9.45-10.15am

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Contact

Duane Wolowiec 0418 567 581 Stuart Evans 0402 067 710

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.92highfieldroad-canterbury.com

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MALVERN 35 Ewart Street Totally captivating, double fronted Victorian marries elegant period charm with immeasurable modern family appeal. Formal sitting room, study/fifth bedroom & main with WIR & ensuite with underfloor heating. Open plan living opens to spacious gardens. Three further first floor bedrooms, retreat & second bathroom. Features laundry, powder room, hydronic heating, air-conditioning, evaporative cooling & plantation shutters. Impeccably presented throughout in a prized Malvern locale. Land size 726sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.35ewartstreet-malvern.com

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SURREY HILLS 15 Wharton Street Blending the allure of Edwardian inspired architecture with every essential contemporary luxury, this beautifully designed 4/5 bedroom residence responds to every family requirement near Maling Rd, Chatham station & excellent schools. Wonderful garden outlooks are enjoyed from the lounge room, formal dining, study/5th bedroom & light-filled living/dining areas served by a gourmet kitchen opening to northeast garden with heated spa. The downstairs bedroom & bathroom are complemented by a main bedroom with ensuite, two additional bedrooms & smart bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.30-11am & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.15whartonstreet-surreyhills.com

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CAMBERWELL 32 Merton Street This brilliantly renovated & extended Californian delivers an exceptionally spacious home for all families comprising sitting room, adjacent dining, study, 4 upstairs bedrooms, main/WIR/ensuite plus an upstairs retreat & 2 bathrooms. An expansive open living precinct incorporates a cutting-edge gourmet kitchen with Caesar Stone bench-tops, Miele dishwasher, cooktop & ovens plus an in-built pizza oven & Butlers pantry; adjacent laundry & mud room all flowing to a private outdoor entertaining area. Incls. alarm, hydronic heating, evap. cooling, d/vacuum, rem/carport+ OSP.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 11am

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Contact

Désirée Wakim 0412 336 266 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.32mertonstreet-camberwell.com

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KEW 14 Davis Street Perfectly poised for family living in Kew´s Sackville Ward, this generously proportioned property has all the hallmarks for exceptional modern living. Set over 2 levels, 4 generous bedrooms line a vast central hallway while expansive, lightfilled living/dining enjoys leafy outlook, all framed by a lush garden setting offering huge covered patio & sparkling swimming pool. Downstairs, storage/workshop/kids retreat & adjoining double garage creates flexibility in the floorplan. This outstanding home offers lifestyle satisfaction whilst also providing potential for a new home site (STCA).

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Mark Sproule 0408 090 205 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.14davisstreet-kew.com

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ST KILDA EAST 28 Holroyd Avenue The result of an inspired renovation by Three C architects, this sensational c1918 solid brick residence provides a fabulous modern family lifestyle close to great schools, cafes, transport and parks. Contemporary style is impressively blended with traditional allure through a generous sitting room, main bedroom with designer en-suite, three further bedrooms and lavish bathroom. The expansive living/dining area (OFP) and state of the art stone kitchen featuring an integrated fridge/freezer open to a northeast garden with heated pool. Land 588sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

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

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.28holroydavenue-stkildaeast.com

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GLEN IRIS 39 Charles Street The perfect blend of period appeal, a pretty faรงade & contemporary styling & finishes highlight this late 1920s Californian. The superbly renovated interior over 2 levels features glossy timber floors, study+4 bedrooms, upstairs main+ensuite, balcony & parents or family retreat; sparkling bathroom & 2nd bathroom/laundry. Enhanced by a generous family living domain with stylish stone & Euro S/S kitchen flowing to a covered outdoor dining area & leafy private garden. Incls. alarm, d/heating, R/C air-conditioners, roof+ garden storage, tank+watering & OSP.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 1pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm Saturday from 12.30pm

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Contact

James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.39charlesstreet-gleniris.com

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ARMADALE 18a Armadale Street This charming town residence blends unexpectedly generous dimensions with inspired flair. An abundance of natural light defines versatile living/dining, formal dining and kitchen, and French doors from spacious sitting room lead to a Paul Bangay designed landscaped garden. Sunlight illuminates a main bedroom suite with study retreat, sky-lit ensuite, walkin robes and gorgeous private sun terrace. Two further bedrooms are complemented by large bathroom, laundry, hydronic heating, air-conditioning and parking.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 2.30pm

Inspect

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

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Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.18aarmadalestreet-armadale.com

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ARMADALE 44a Armadale Street In a location prized for its close proximity to High St, Armadale station, schools and Armadale Reserve, the instant appeal of this charming Edwardian residence is further highlighted by its generous dimensions and captivating style. The Baltic pine hallway leads to a beautiful formal living room, versatile music room, gourmet granite kitchen and generous living/dining room opening to a private northeast decked garden. Two gorgeous bedrooms and a designer bathroom downstairs are matched upstairs by a third bedroom, stylish en-suite and retreat/study.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 11am

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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.44aarmadalestreet-armadale.com

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ASHBURTON 24 Nicholas Street Enjoying an enviable location near Alamain station, Ashburton Village, schools and parks, the expansive proportions and contemporary style exhibited by this predominantly single level corner residence highlight its compelling family appeal. The double height entrance hall introduces a beautiful sitting and dining room, gourmet kitchen, light-filled dining and an inviting living room opening to a north garden. The main bedroom with stylish en-suite/WIR is accompanied by three further bedrooms and sleek bathroom. Upstairs, there is a study and home cinema.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Contact

Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.24nicholasstreet-ashburton.com

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BALWYN 2/11 Yerrin Street Magnificently situated just moments from Balwyn Village, this light-filled 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom single level home attracts abundant light into 2 spacious living domains. Formal lounge/dining flows to bright open-plan kitchen and family living, opening to a delightful northerly aspect courtyard with pergola. Sumptuous main bedroom with WIR & sky-lit ensuite complements 2 further bedrooms with BIRs & separate powder room. Excellent parking, double garage, laundry, security system & ducted heating blend practicality with comfort in coveted Balwyn High School Zone.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2-11yerrinstreet-balwyn.com

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BALWYN NORTH 71 Panoramic Road A coveted address in the Balwyn High zone, sought after single level dimensions and timeless contemporary style highlight the enduring family appeal of this classically elegant residence. Generous proportions establish an inviting ambience through refined lounge room, formal dining and study/4th bedroom. A vaulted ceiling adds an impressive scale to the expansive family/meals area with superb granite kitchen opening to deep northeast garden. Lavishly spacious, the main bedroom with en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms and bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.71panoramicroad-balwynnorth.com

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SOUTH YARRA 4/4 Cromwell Road A stunning garden residence punctuated by lush alfresco spaces blends Oak timber floors and feature windows to enhance the generous dimensions of beautifully tranquil living spaces. Gourmet kitchen with marble bench tops and Miele appliances, dining area and serene sitting area opens through huge floor-to-ceiling patio doors to north facing landscaped garden. Light-filled, elegant main bedroom (en-suite & BIR) complements 2nd generous bedroom (BIR), sitting/study nook, basement car park, lock-up storage, intercom, heating and cooling.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

James McCormack 0410 503 389 Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.4-4cromwellroad-southyarra.com

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SOUTH YARRA 901/700 Chapel Street Between the Yarra River and Toorak Rd, this impressively proportioned and sublimely stylish apartment delivers a sophisticated luxury lifestyle with resort style amenities and 3 car spaces in Melbourne´s most coveted restaurant and shopping precinct. A wonderful sense of space and light is established through the expansive living/dining with northwest balcony offering spectacular city views and state of the art kitchen. The generous main bedroom with stylish en-suite is accompanied by two further bedrooms each with their own balcony and a central bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 9am

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Contact

Celeste Wright 0413 309 002 Richard Mackinnon 0414 822 579

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.901-700chapelstreet-southyarra.com

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KEW 176 Eglinton Street Boasting a lifestyle location this superb Edwardian been given a brilliant contemporary makeover creating an instantly appealing designer-interior with high ceilings & soft neutral tones featuring 3 bedrooms, main/WIR+ensuite, sparkling bathroom, stunning living/dining area+sleek kitchen with euro laundry+S/S appliances delivering ideal indoor/outdoor spaces perfect for today´s living & entertaining. Also incls highly polished timber floors, Plantation shutters, d/heating & evap. cooling, surround sound, easy-care gardens, r/storage & remote carport.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 10am

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Contact

Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.176eglintonstreet-kew.com

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KEW EAST 8 Boorool Road The exceptional renovation or rebuilding opportunity (STCA) offered by this timber period residence is significantly enhanced by its deep northeast allotment and prized address near great schools, High St trams, Harp Village, Stradbroke Park and Hays Paddock. Charming period character including Baltic pine floors define the central hall leading to a living room and separate dining room. The bright well-equipped kitchen with casual dining opens to the deep northeast private garden. Two good sized bedrooms share a bathroom with separate powder-room. Land 647sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Contact

Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 Ross Stryker 0401 318 772

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.8booroolroad-keweast.com

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SOUTH YARRA 24/2 Shipley Street Perfectly positioned in a private English-style mews enclave on much-admired South Yarra Hill, this renovated 2 bedroom/2 bathroom solid brick residence offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities including unlimited access to a N/S tennis court and stunning swimming pool with relaxing lounge areas. Spacious interiors include hostess kitchen with adjoining casual dining, combined formal living/dining room opening to a wide alfresco patio, luxuriously large bedrooms with en suites, powder room, secure basement garage.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am

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Contact

Doug McLauchlan 0418 377 718 James McCormack 0410 503 389

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.24-2shipleystreet-southyarra.com

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SURREY HILLS 42 Erasmus Street This attractive Californian has been renovated & extended to provide generous family spaces comprising Baltic Pine floors, decorative ceilings, formal sitting & dining rooms, 4 bedrooms or 3+study, main/WIR/ensuite plus a family bathroom, laundry & powder room. Complemented by an expansive family living/dining area with well equipped Euro+ CaesarStone kitchen (WIP) flowing to a lower level, partially covered deck overlooking the rear garden. Incls charming period attributes, d/heating, R/C airconditioner, OFP, large rem/dble garage+workshop/storage.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Contact

Michael Wood 0425 280 191 Zali Booker 0422 576 049

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.42erasmusstreet-surreyhills.com

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TOORAK 24 Ruabon Road On the verge of Hawksburn Village yet in a peaceful secluded setting, this solid brick period residence has been brilliantly renovated to create an exceptionally stylish, spacious and secure inner urban domain. Timber floors add a contemporary allure through the Lshaped hall leading to two beautiful bedrooms and a stunning marble bathroom with freestanding bath. Streaming with natural light, the generous living/dining room with study area and striking black gourmet kitchen open out to a private decked courtyard.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.24ruabonroad-toorak.com

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BALWYN NORTH 21 Trentwood Avenue This iconic 4 bedroom 1960s home, updated by revered architect Kevin Borland, is situated on a substantial garden allotment and is a testament to the stylish design of the modernist era, offering flexible integrated spaces and light filled interiors surrounded by landscaped gardens and swimming pool. Thoughtfully designed family living and entertaining spaces are accompanied by home office with private entrance ideal for work-at-home professionals, four bedrooms, main with beautifully appointed ensuite/WIR and memorable children´s zone with mezzanine retreats.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Cameron Edgoose 0438 064 212 Tori McGregor 0400 633 992

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.21trentwoodavenue-balwynnorth.com

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KEW EAST 2A Violet Grove Sensational sleek finishes define this well-appointed threebedroom home nestled near Harp Village shops, trams and nearby parkland. Serene formal living room flows to a bright contemporary family living zone with Smeg kitchen, opening onto a timber sun-deck & garden. Luxury touches, such as hardwood floors, spa-bathroom & smart ensuite, complemented by storage, powder room & laundry combine comfort with practicality. Excellent parking, dbl garage, ducted heating & a/c complete a brilliant lifestyle choice for growing families or downsizers alike.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 9.30-10am

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Contact

Sue Woollard 0448 808 826 Mark Sproule 0408 090 205

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.2avioletgrove-keweast.com

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Actual View

SOUTH YARRA 8.1/193 Domain Road Robin Boyd´s signature is, quite literally, a defining feature of this important, progressive c1962 building. Remarkably, this eighth floor two bedroom apartment remains almost entirely original, making it a time capsule that´s complemented by irresistible potential. Northern light and some of South Yarra´s best views over the Royal Botanic Gardens and the city accompany living/dining areas and a full width balcony while the generous, untouched kitchen enjoys its own superb views towards St Kilda and the bay beyond. Off street parking. Totally tempting.

Actual View

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & 6.30-7pm & Saturday from 9am

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Contact

Mark Harris 0414 799 343 Trevor Gange 0499 332 211

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.8-1-193domainroad-southyarra.com

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KEW EAST 1 Page Avenue This appealing 3 bedrm modern family home features a stylishly renovated interior comprising dark stained floors, nth-facing living room (bay window & OFP), dining, stylish kitchen with CaesarStone benches & Euro S/S appliances; plus 3 bedrms (main ensuite), family bathrm & sunny, walled courtyard providing a secure play area for children & perfect outdoor entertaining area. Incls. d/heating, evap. cooling, satellite dish, irrigation, rem/gate+OSP & garage/storage. Close to shops, Hays Paddock, excellent schools, transport & easy EastLink/CBD access. Land 671sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 28th February at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Shamit Verma 0401 137 597 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Office

266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

Web

www.1pageavenue-keweast.com

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MALVERN EAST 345 Waverley Road Framed by a hedge of Magnolias, this distinctive solid brick c1930´s home´s bright & charming spaces have been stylishly refurbished throughout. Set within a deep northfacing private garden near Terminus Village, schools & East Malvern station, it also offers scope for an easy extension if desired (STCA). Ornate Deco ceilings & timber floors define the wide hall, inviting sitting & formal dining rooms. The gourmet Miele/Smeg kitchen opens to the north-facing garden. 3 lovely bedrooms are accompanied by a stylish bathroom. Heat/cool. Garage & 2xOSP. 692sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Daniel Wheeler 0411 676 058

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.345waverleyroad-malverneast.com

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PRAHRAN 1B Percy Street In a secluded pocket near Greville and Chapel Streets, Prahran Market and station, this sensational New York style residence offers an exceptional inner urban family lifestyle through intelligently zoned, light-filled and stylish dimensions. Brilliantly designed to incorporate a living space on every level, the sitting room overlooks a courtyard while dark timber flows through the generous living/dining room with balcony and gourmet kitchen. A sunny retreat opens to a north terrace. Two bedrooms with en-suites are accompanied by a third bedroom.

Auction

Saturday 14th March at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Anna Perry 0434 212 271

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.1bpercystreet-prahran.com

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Specialising in property up to $1million

KEW 7/89 Harp Road www.7-89harproadkew.com

The immaculate renovation of this, 2 bedroom, townhouse blends indoor-outdoor living with premium appointments & an ease of maintenance that is so demanded by the busy lifestyles of today. This light-filled home off f ers a sense of luxury & proud home entertaining. ff At ground-level, front & rear courtyards combine with open-plan living & a powder room to deliver an al fresco feel, whilst superior appliances in the brand new kitchen highlight a commitment to quality. Upstairs the master bedroom (WIRs) features a beautiful ensuite, second bedroom (BIRs) & another bathroom is a welcome luxury. Also features an alarm, intercom, garage with additional OSP, ducted zoned air con/ heating & ducted vacuum. Moments from Kew Junction & Burke Rd, there are shops, cafes & restaurants everywhere to choose from. INSPECT C CT Thu 12-12.30pm & Sat 9.30-10am

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AUCTION Saturday 14th March at 3.30pm

Jack Moss 0439 378 954 Luke Saville 0437 720 806

SOUTH YA Y RRA 48/380 Toorak Road www.48-380toorakroadsouthyarra.com

Arranged around formal landscaped gardens, “Kingsfold� provides an elegantly refined living on the cusp of Toorak Village & only moments from Chapel Street. Positioned on the first floor overlooking the leafy f fy central courtyard, this two bedroom apartment off f ers a private ff sanctuary enhanced by ducted heating & split cooling, CCTV T & video TV intercom security, a storage cage & secure basement parking. Sharing an entry with only five other domains, elevated ceilings, moulded cornices & fashionable wideboard floors complement zoned open plan living & dining spaces with charming Juliet balcony, a sumptuous granite kitchen with St George appliances, study/second sitting or third bedroom with built in robes & two principle double bedrooms, the larger main with dual built in robes and travertine finished ensuite. INSPECT C CT Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 9.45-10.15am AUCTION Saturday 14th March at 3.30pm

Luke Saville 0437 720 806 Myles Howell 0413 100 700

mwone.com.au

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

TOORAK 11 Maple Grove 5

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Established elegance, exceptional luxury In the company of Toorak´s finest residences, this exceptionally elegant home (c1945) combines spectacular space, abundant accommodation & unrivaled luxury amidst immaculate entertainer´s gardens & pool milieu. Appointed to exquisite standards with superb formal rooms & outstanding contemporary areas, this 5 star entertainer is an exclusive environment for all generations with endless lifestyle accoutrements, 2 Exec Studies, Library Retreat, magnificent Kitchen, pool-view Familyroom, steam room, wine storage, hydronic heating, cooling, intercom/ auto-gated entry & easy proximity to shopping, transport & schools.

AUCTION Saturday 28th February at 12pm

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INSPECT

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am ___________________________________________________ LAND

1069 sqm approx.

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CONTACT Monica Rezk 0413 596 342 Andrew McCann 0414 643 744 ___________________________________________________ OFFICE

Armadale 9864 5000

WEB

www.11maplegr.com

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CANTERBURY 171 Prospect Hill Road 4

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Entertaining excellence, blue-chip locale Breathtaking classic character and eyecatching contemporary style make a perfect partnership throughout "Elton" (c1910), this exquisite Edwardian home that reflects our allyear-round passion for entertaining. Intricate leadlighting and rich timber-lined ceilings are a splendid feature throughout superb formal Living and Dining/Games room whilst marble/ Miele Kitchen/family areas bifold to luxurious al fresco Kitchen (fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV, heat strips) alongside stylish north salt/solar pool/spa. A meticulously styled home in the Maling precinct with Home-Office, 430+ bottle cellar, ducted heating, cooling, security and surround sound.

AUCTION Saturday 14th March at 3pm

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1194 sqm approx.

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CONTACT Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 Sally Morrison 0439 031 145 Alastair Craig 0418 335 363 ___________________________________________________ OFFICE

Hawthorn 9810 5000

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Mount Waverley 1 Miller CresCent

5a

Offering the ultimate Course-edge resort-style lifestyle, this up to 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home has 2 levels of views over riversdale GC, pool, spa & members access to the Greens! Featuring formal, casual, 1st-flr & al fresco zones, the home stars a grnd-flr master domain, multiple fully-tiled ensuites, balconies & Wirs, a smeg kitchen, home-office & 1st-flr study/5th bedroom. Heated & cooled with double auto-garage, 45,000l tanks & solar hot-water on around 8148sqft/757sqm in the Mt Waverley College Zone (stsA), near stations & one of only 16 properties backing on to the exclusive greens of riversdale Golf Course, rarely available….lifetime opportunity!

MOUNT WAVERLEY 9807 2333

GLEN WAVERLEY 9803 0400

WHEELERS HILL 9560 2344

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METHOD INSPECT CONTACT

17th March 2015 at 6pm unless sold prior thursday, 6.30 – 7pm saturday, 12.30 – 1pm Photo ID required Frankie Jayne 0439 328 457 robert namour 0413 758 525 Freeman li 0421 780 286

OAKLEIGH 9568 3388

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BALWYN NORTH 1/17 Marwal Avenue BALWYN SCHOOL ZONE, SINGLE LEVEL LUXURY Located in the Balwyn High School zone and situated only a couple minutes walk from the North Balwyn Village shops and city tram, this unit is perfect for new families or downsizers looking for comfort and convenience with no expense spared. A single level unit having been meticulously renovated with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, main with ensuite, new Caesar stone bench top kitchen, formal lounge with an open fire place and dining area plus large north facing newly paved and landscaped courtyard.

christopherrussell.com.au

AU C SU TIO ND N T AY HI S

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9859 9517

Auction: Saturday 14th March at 11.00am Open: Wednesday 11-11.30am Saturday 2 - 2.30pm Contact: Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Chris Ewart 0419 897 979

RYE 26 Marvin Avenue WHITECLIFFS OF RYE NEW LUXURY HOME/BAY VIEWS - METICULOUSLY CONSTRUCTED - STATE OF THE ART IN DESIGN - 3 LEVELS WITH LIFT. From gallery entry up to the 1st level consisting of 4 bedrooms, main bedroom with ensuite & walk in robe, main bathroom, powder room, plus rumpus room overlooking huge undercover outdoor space & northern garden with rear access to the beach. Upper level: Expansive open living & dining area complete with fire place. Step out to northern alfresco area with spectacular bay views. Stunning kitchen & butler´s pantry, upper level powder room.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9859 9517 166 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015

Auction: Sunday 1st March at 12pm Price: $1,500,000 Plus Open: Saturday 3.30 - 4.00pm Sunday 11.30 - 12.00pm Contact: Russell Turner 0419 955 655

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MONT ALBERT 54 Churchill Street EDWARDIAN BEAUTY IN A BOTANICAL GARDEN SETTING

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Sitting high and proud in a Botanical garden setting, this sympathetically renovated and extended Edwardian family home retains all of its period features throughout. Formal living and dining rooms. Spacious open living/meals and gourmet kitchen all overlooking stunning landscaped gardens. There are 5 robed bedrooms (or 4 plus a study), 2 family bathrooms, 4 exquisite fireplaces, high ceilings, an abundance of period features all set on 1246m2 of land

christopherrussell.com.au

AU SA CTI TU ON RD TH AY IS

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9859 9517

Saturday 14th March at 1.00pm $1,800,000 Plus Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm Russell Turner 0419 955 655 Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117

KEW EAST 30 McConchie Avenue FOCUS ON FAMILY LIFESTYLE WITH OPTIONS GALORE This distinctive cinker brick home offers a family lifestyle, combined with a convenient location in a quiet tree-lined street. Close to the High Street shops, restaurants, parks & excellent schools including Carey, Trinity Grammar, MLC & Xavier. Easy access to EastLink/CBD & public transport. The original rooms of the house sympathetically retain features of the era, whilst the later extension provides plenty of space for family living & indoor/outdoor entertaining & scope to enhance. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in-ground pool & DLUG this home is sure to impress. Land 15.24 X 42.672 or 650 Sqm approx.

Office: 1161 Burke Road, Kew 9859 9517

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

Saturday 28th February at 11am $1,200,000 Plus Thurs 11-11.30am & Sat 10.30-11am Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

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ASHBURTON

8 St Georges Crescent

An imposing mansion set on a significant estate of some 2750sqm, this impeccable property boasts an enviable lifestyle with heated pool, north-south tennis court and full teppinyaki outdoor kitchen, like owning your own luxury resort. Offering approx 135 squares of living the flexible floorplan encompasses 14 principal rooms, substantial formal and informal open-plan living spaces and up to 6 bedrooms plus handsome study incorporating an impressive private master bedroom wing. The Miele kitchen interacts effortlessly with the superb alfresco living dining including cabana, Teppanyaki grill kitchen, pool, sauna and manicured lawns. Remote gates provide perimeter security while garaging for 4 cars is accessed via circular driveway through beautifully landscaped gardens. Situated walking distance to Watson and Darling parks, a short drive to High St cafes, Chadstone shopping centre and some of Melbourne´s finest private schools.

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EOI View Call Office Web Conj.

Monday 23rd March at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) By Appointment Wed 2.00-2.30pm & Sat 3.00-3.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.8stgeorgescrescent-ashburton.com Hockingstuart Glen Iris Steve Burke 0448 331 653               

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TOORAK

5 Nola Court

Prized corner block in an enviable location, this single level solid brick home offers a wonderful opportunity to renovate or build a fabulous new family home (STCA). Set on approx. 634m² conveniently positioned close to Toorak and Hawksburn Villages, Beatty Avenue shops and bars, leading Private Schools, and public transport. Comprising wide entrance foyer, formal sitting room, living room with balcony, dining room, kitchen, master with walk in robe and ensuite, 2 further bedrooms with built in robes, bathroom, laundry and double garage.

TOORAK

Saturday 21st March at 2.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wed 2.00-2.30pm & 5.00-5.30pm, Sat 2.00-2.30pm Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Ada Taylor 0428 058 880 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.5nolacourt-toorak.com

2/63 Washington Street

Stunning whole floor apartment, one of only three, luxuriously appointed throughout with superb American Oak parquetry floors ideally located within a short stroll to Toorak Village shops, cafes and trams. Comprises: Security entrance, lift, powder room, open plan lounge/dining room opening onto a large Northern terrace, Miele kitchen with Calcutta marble benchtops, 3 double bedrooms (each with marble ensuites), study and laundry. Features: Ducted heating/cooling, video intercom, secure basement parking for 2 cars, oversized cellar and storage room.

Monday 2nd March at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 Catherine Parker 0401 596 451 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.2-63washingtonsttoorak.com.au

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SOUTH YARRA

8/4 Cromwell Road

Behind the striking exterior of this boutique development, luxurious touches complete this stunning ground floor 3 bedroom garden residence. Pristine cararra marble, Caesarstone and large windows highlight the bright dining/living and kitchen space, opening onto a lush courtyard garden with private street access. Restful sleeping accommodation features BIRs (main with dressing room) and main ensuite with natural stone finishes, and feature windows throughout attract plenty of natural light. Functional features such as sleek Miele appliances, laundry, air/con, excellent 2 car basement parking with adjacent lock-up storage and lift complete the ultimate in convenience, situated moments from Hawksburn Village and Chapel Street.

SOUTH YARRA

Saturday 14th March at 3.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 3.00-3.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Kim McQueen 0417 116 657 Oliver Booth 0413 975 723 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.8-4cromwellroad-southyarra.com

6/12 Cromwell Road

Beautifully appointed spacious 2 bedroom top floor apartment in a small block of 6 units offering superb North West facing views and positioned in this exciting and highly sought after location minutes walk to transport, Hawksburn Village, Prahran Market and Chapel Street. Features exclusive private entrances, 2 bedrooms with BIRs, light filled lounge opening to elevated balcony, fully equipped kitchen with casual meals area, spacious bathroom with bath. This property will suit the owner occupier or investor and offers a great investment.

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Saturday 14th March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.6-12cromwellroad-southyarra.com


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HAWTHORN

22 Glen Street

A rare single level residence on the highest point of Scotch Hill with a generous allotment of approx. 720m². In comfortable order throughout with scope to further modernise or re-build a new luxury residence (STCA) superbly located close to Melbourne´s finest private schools, shops and transport. Offering: Entrance foyer, fitted den overlooking private front courtyard, generous formal living room with open fireplace, separate dining room all overlooking private North/Western gardens, 2 generous bedrooms (main with WIR and ensuite), family bathroom, separate laundry and bathroom. Additional features include security entrance, alarm, double lock up garage, and workshop.

KEW

Saturday 21st March at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm, Thursday 5.00-5.30pm & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 Ada Taylor 0428 058 880 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak 9826 1000 www.22glenstreet-hawthorn.com

11/17 Marshall Avenue

Immaculately presented and filled with light, this elegant 2-storey townhouse features a generous formal lounge and dining, impressive open granite kitchen with living/meals, 3 robed double bedrooms (downstairs master with WIR/ensuite), bathroom, powder room, private courtyard garden, hydronic heating, cooling, security and double auto garage with internal access. Walk to trams, bus, Cotham Village, Victoria Park, St George´s Hospital, Genazzano College and Carey Grammar, close to cafes, restaurants and excellent shopping in Kew and Balwyn.

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Saturday 28th February at 10.30am (Unless Sold Prior) Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 Nikki McCarthy 0410 236 200 1153-1157 Burke Road, Kew 8888 2000 rtedgar.com.au


W.B. Simpson & Son

Auction | Sat 21 March at 1.00pM

A3 B2 C2 7/576 RIVERSDALE ROAD, CAMBERWELL

6/12 KeniLWorth grove, gLen iris

sLeeK, sPacious & secure toWn resiDence close to Malvern rd shops, schools, tram & Gardiner station. Offers generous, light filled open plan living/kitchen/dining area opening to two north facing decks, master bedroom with fitted BIRs and en suite, two double bedrooms with fitted BIRs, central bathroom, separate laundry and powder rooms on both levels. Features: Remote double garage, video entrance, ducted heating/cooling, solar boosted HWS, marble finishes in kitchen and bathrooms, storage. ViEW: Wednesday 5.30PM-6.00PM & Thursday 12.30PM-1.00PM contAct: David Evans 0413 730 377 Gary Reed 0413 866 677 409 bay street brighton | 9596 6988

mooreco.com.au

LARGE, ELEVATED ART DECO GEM This charming and spacious Art Deco apartment is beautifully presented with many period features and positioned close to Camberwell Junction. Comprises an entrance hall, two bedrooms, separate lounge and dining area, kitchen and bathroom. Features a balcony with delightful urban views, lock up garage, and nestled in a leafy, garden setting. www.7-576riversdaleroadcamberwell.com Auction: Saturday 28th February 2015 2.00 pm Inspect: Wednesday 12.30 pm - 1.15 pm Saturday from 1.30 pm Contact: Nick McLean 0410 320 700 Richard Simpson 0402 223 027

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G03/444 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong Architectural masterpiece of elegant grandeur and exceptional design. Set amongst picturesque private landscaped gardens, this sublime new boutique apartment offers a rare opportunity for the luxury lifestyle you’ve only ever dreamt about. Prestigiously located opposite The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club apartment G03 offers, 3 spacious bedrooms, master with WIR and ensuite, second and third bedrooms with BIR, european appliances and marble bench top accentuate the gourmet kitchen, open-plan living/dining underscored by wide panelled timber flooring opening out onto a generous courtyard. Other features include intercom system with TV monitor, security alarm system, A/C, secure basement parking.

Auction:

Saturday 21st March, 2015 at 11am

Contact:

James Cirelli - 0401 570 180

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HAWTHORN EAST 138 VICTORIA ROAD

4

Impressive from Every Perspective.

View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

A prestigious address is the ideal setting for this late Californian Bungalow, c1920, extended to provide an exceptional family environment in an enviable location. A tessellated verandah and leadlight entry introduce interiors rich in heritage detail including elegant formal lounge and dining rooms, each with tiled open fireplaces, well appointed granite kitchen with walk in pantry and an expansive informal living and meals area extending to the garden. Four inviting bedrooms, main with ensuite and box bay window and two further bathrooms, one with spa bath provide generous family accommodation. Alarm, timber floors, high ceilings, ducted heating, air-conditioning, large garage. Close to Camberwell Junction, Burke Road’s excellent shops, Camberwell Market, The Rivoli, Camberwell Station, parklands and Melbourne’s leading schools. 202 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ FEBRUARY 25, 2015

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Sat 14th March - 1.00pm 45 / H11 Price on Application Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Tony Doh 0419 316 676 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000

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AUCTION SATURDAY

PRAHRAN 68 CLARKE STREET An architecturally designed renovation has transformed this solid brick 1930s 2BR residence into a knock out inner-city home. Superb design principles create a cutting-edge living environment with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor living with two living areas, bi-fold doors to stunning entertaining courtyard, sleek Miele kitchen.

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Wed 6 - 6.30pm, Thurs 12.45 - 1.15pm, by appointment & Sat from 9.30am Sat 28th February - 10.00am 58 / F6 Price on Application Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 James Annett 0422 930 845 Armadale 9509 0411

AUCTION SATURDAY

PRAHRAN 5 IVY STREET A winning combination of space, light and contemporary character, this three-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom plus a study townhouse with a garage resides in a secluded cul-de-sac near Victoria Gardens and Chapel Street. Features vast open living, café doors to NW couryard, granite kitchen and spa en suite.

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2.5

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat from 12.00pm Sat 28th February - 12.30pm 58 / F6 Price on Application Andrew James 0411 420 788 Lauchlan Waterfield 0422 290 489 Armadale 9509 0411

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Auction

BAL BALWY N NORTH 35 Sweyn Street

D3 E1 F1

Well located in Balwyn North on this superb site of approximately 632m2, this family residence (c.1960), is in a highly sought after residential area and presents an excellent opportunity to secure a substantial parcel of land convenient to major amenities including the Greythorn shopping precinct, public transport and access to the CBD via the Eastern Freeway.

• 3 large bedrooms with BIRs • Polished timber floors • Formal Lounge room and dining room • Family room plus Patio • Large 632.84m2 Land size • Possibility of redevelopment (STCA)

Please note: Photo ID required to inspect

Paul Caine 0407 393 900

www.caine.com.au/2005124

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Murrumbeena 15 Poath Road

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‘Fyrle’ 1016sqm of Wealth, Charm & Opportunity This 1930s triple fronted 3 bedroom 1930s Californian Bungalow sits on a majestic 1016sqm approx. with unlimited potential, featuring 5 principal rooms (gas fire), spectacular marble kitchen (1200mm stove & WI pantry); claw foot bath, studio style loft (balcony) & auto door. Extend or redevelop (STCA).

Ray White Carnegie

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• Premier land of 1016sqm approx. • Outstanding opportunity to subdivide (STCA) • Beautiful polished boards with decorative inlays • Leadlights and hand crafted skylights • Double garage & double carport

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Auction Saturday 7th March at 1:00pm View Thursday & Saturday 12:30-1:00pm Josh Hommelhoff 0405 383 294 josh.hommelhoff@raywhite.com Robert De Freitas 0421 430 350 robert.defreitas@raywhite.com raywhitecarnegie.com.au | 9571 6777


For Sale by EOI

Closing Thursday 19 March at 3.00 pm

COMPLETE THE PICTURE

63 Molesworth Street, Kew • Partially Completed 3 Level Residence • Land: 522 sqm* • Highly Coveted Studley Park Precinct Michael Major 0412 471 775 mmajor@sutherlandfarrelly.com.au

• Designed with Lift, 4 Bedrooms, Gymnasium & Retreat • Overlooks Yarra Boulevard

*(approx.)

Paul Sutherland 0418 360 162 psutherland@sutherlandfarrelly.com.au

www.sutherlandfarrelly.com.au

43 Agnes St East Melbourne

9650 3531

greatoceanproperties we sell great ocean properties

world class cliff top location

26 lialeeta road fairhaven

auction: easter sunday 5 april 2015 at 1.00pm expecting $2.75m - $3m • watch endless waves hit the sand from the luxury of your lounge room • beautifully presented 3 bedroom residence with incredible panoramic outlook • set on 920sqm (app), the residence enjoys direct access to the beach and Fairhaven Surf Club • extensively renovated in 2010 and is of similar elevation as the nearby “Pole House”

OPEN FOR INSPECTION: Saturdays at 1pm marty maher 0419 505 279 mim atkinson 0408 912 533

www.greatoceanproperties.com.au

5220 0000 75 great ocean road, aireys inlet

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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. Email: yosi1@netspace.net.au

be a great asset to your company or home. Immediate availability public holidays, weekends and night hours. Commercial and residential cleaning, carpet cleaning, window cleaning and pressure washing, event cleaning. We offer excellent service, trustworthy and professional cleaners, extra attention to detail. We cover all Melbourne and surrounding areas with satisfaction guaranteed. Contact: 0434 039 542, 0404 060 070 or 03 9810 3249

Bathrooms ‘R’ Us We do it all, from

www.bathrooms-r-us.com.au

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

Pepper Constructions Melbourne’s premier bathroom renovator. Specialising in design, build and total project management. Working with a fully registered, Master Builder brings peace of mind. Call now to arrange a free in-home consultation with our award-winning designer. MBVA, HIA, KBDI member Contact: 9568 1112. www.pepperconstructions.com.au

BLINDS

A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality 1142471-PB28-14

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.

Contact: Glen 0408 456 988

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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

PAINTING Monash Painting

Complete Painting and Plastering - over 15 yrs experience. • Specialist for Landlords and Vendors • No obligation quoting and quick turnaround, competitive prices • Dulux accredited • Complimentary colour consultation • All plastering requirements Contact: 0424 160 023.

monashpainting@gmail.com

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FENCING Websters Fencing

Registered Building Practitioner Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of your fence. We specialise in boundary fencing, including fences over two metres high. Please call Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote: Ph: 9547 4700 Mob: 0417 356 608 1158731-LB42-14

SUMMER 2015

BUILDERS

Crawford Building Specialising in all

aspects of domestic building Crawford Building delivers high quality and value to your New Home, Extension or Home Project. We are conveniently located in Boroondara and offer transparent fixed pricing for your peace of mind. Contact: Jason on 0408 554 340 or info@crawfordbuilding.com.au.

www.crawfordbuilding.com.au

KITCHENS & BATHROOMS Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms From concept through to completion, at Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms we want you to be delighted, not just satisfied. Let us create the beautifully designed and quality-crafted kitchen or bathroom you’ve always wanted. HIA Member, Registered Builder. Contact: 9882 4103

www.ultimatekitchens.com.au

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Campeones Cleaning Service We can

CLUTTER RESCUE

Total-E-Tailer Sold your home, renovating

Special Things Solve your media TV units with a range of entertainment furniture. Mix and match different pieces of furniture that are versatile, innovative and clever. Visit our showroom - We deal direct with you from the manufacture. We are committed to creating furniture which you will cherish for a lifetime. Contact: Colin 9380 6399 www.specialthings.com.au

GARDEN CONSULTATIONS

DECK CARE

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.

Deckseal Revival Pty Ltd Melbourne’s

www.townandcountrygardens.com.au

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

simonehayman@gmail.com

deck care and maintenance professionals. Residential and Commercial: Deck sanding, cleaning and sealing. Concrete & paving cleaning and sealing.Delivering a beautiful and long lasting deck surface. Contact: Brian 0410 537 164

www.deckseal.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

FENCING

Websters Fencing Registered Building Practitioner. Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of your fence. We specialise in boundary fencing, including fences over two metres high. Contact: Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote. Ph: 9547 4700 Mob: 0417 356 608 HANDYMAN Chuck Lau Home Improvements

Handyman, small job specialist, all maintenance, defects and repairs works, minor construction and demolition, kitchen/ bathroom refurnish refit works, plaster restoration, tiling, carpentry, painting, grouting, accredited waterproofing. Expert troubleshooting. Contact: Chuck 0438 702 988 1144215-DJ28-14

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FURNITURE

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. Contact: Glen 0408 456 988.

gardensbyglen@gmail.com

GARDEN SERVICES Groundswell Garden Design & Management Providing horticultural solutions since 1990 • Regular garden maintenance • Garden design and plant selection • Renovations and Construction • Irrigation, Instant turf and mulching. Groundswell has the practical skills and know-how to breathe life into your garden. Call to arrange your free consultation and quote. Contact: Cameron 0433 766 923

www.groundswelldesigns.com.au

RUBBISH REMOVAL Cheap and Clean

At cheap and clean we specialise in rubbish removal, domestic and commercial, demolition and strip out. Same day service 7 days per week Also public holidays, before and after hours, emergency callout and free quotes also tight excess specialist. Call 6am to 9pm 24/7. Contact: Peter 0412 803 208 1169883-PB05-15


THE HOME DIRECTORY

SUMMER 2015

GLASS INSULATION

PAINTING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

Solartech Glass Tinting

Monash Painting • Complete Painting

Cheap and Clean At cheap and clean we

New “Low e” window film to reduce energy consumption in your home and office all year round. In Summer it rejects up to 76% of sun’s heat and in Winter, it retains warmth up to 47% (comparative to double glazing). It reduces UV by 99%, glare, and is highly transparent. We also stock oneway films, Frosted and Privacy films. Call for a free onsite consultation. Contact: Kim 9521 1339.

and Plastering - over 15 yrs experience • Specialist for Landlords and Vendors • No obligation quoting and quick turnaround, competitive prices • Dulux accredited • Complimentary colour consultation • All plastering requirements

www.solartechglass.com.au

Contact: 0424 160 023. monashpainting@gmail.com

Chuck Lau Home Improvements Handyman, small job specialist, all maintenance, defects and repairs works, minor construction and demolition, kitchen/bathroom refurnish refit works, plaster restoration, tiling, carpentry, painting, grouting, accredited waterproofing. Expert troubleshooting.

Contact: Chuck 0438 702 988

Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms From concept through to completion, at Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms we want you to be delighted, not just satisfied. Let us create the beautifully designed and quality-crafted kitchen or bathroom you’ve always wanted. HIA Member, Registered Builder. Contact: 9882 4103

www.ultimatekitchens.com.au

PAINTING Coats is to give each customer superior service by providing high quality work at competitive prices and therefore offer free quotations and advice to all our customers. Whether it’s restoration or new, internal or external, even a repaint to protect. Let our team of qualified and experienced painters transform your next project into something you can be proud to own.

PLUMBING Mr H2O Plumbing Company has arrived and we’re ready to service your local area if you need plumbing in Melbourne! We’re unlike any other Melbourne plumbing companies, so if you’re sick of using an unreliable plumber in Melbourne that charges a horrendous call out fee, then you’ve come to the right place. Contact: 0488 166 166

OVEN CLEANING Ovenu We provide you with the ultimate

Master Plumbers Need a plumber?

professional domestic oven cleaning and detailing service that will leave your oven and other associated cooking appliances in near showroom condition. Return your oven to new using non caustic, biodegradable solutions. Introductory $10 discount. Contact: 1300 683 681

Always use a Master Plumber. Master Plumbers are: Registered and licensed, Bound by a code of ethics, Insured for six years, Expert tradesmen, Professional, Reliable and Trustworthy. Next time you need a plumber, find your Master Plumber at:

www.ovenu.com.au

www.plumber.com.au

CLEANING SERVICES Campeones Cleaning Service - Satisfaction GUARANTEED!

We are the champions of cleaning. Affordable, trusted specialists in: commercial, events, residential, carpet, window and pressure cleaning. We will prove ourselves to be a great asset to your company or home. Available 7 days, including public holidays. Can start immediately. Our hours are based on what’s always the most convenient for our dear clients. Late night is fine by us too! We offer excellent service & attention to detail across Melbourne & surrounding areas. Contact Rosita for further details on: 0434 039 542 or SMS 0404 060 070. E: info@campeones.com.au www.campeones.com.au

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

www.ap-shutters.com

Victorian Shutters & Shades Distributors of the Durafit® Shutter System. This premium product exceeds quality standards of most shutters, 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

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. Customerdesigned wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Showroom: 145-147 Williams Road, Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233.

www.almara.com.au

SHUTTERS

BUILDERS 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. We also have on offer an entire range of Window Furnishings. Showroom/Factory, 405 Canterbury Rd, Surrey Hills. Contact: 9849 0355.

www.vicshutters.com.au

Melbourne’s deck care & maintenance professionals. Residential and Commercial: Deck Sanding, cleaning & sealing. Concrete & paving cleaning and sealing. Delivering a beautiful and long lasting deck surface. Contact: Brian 0410 537 164.

www.deckseal.com.au 1165535-KC48-14

A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality

Contact: Sergio 0421 966 274

KITCHENS/BATHROOMS

Deckseal Revival Pty Ltd

SHUTTERS

Proficient Coats Our aim at Proficient

HANDYMAN

specialise in rubbish removal, domestic and commercial, demolition and strip out. Same day service 7 days per week. Also public holidays, before and after hours, emergency callout and free quotes also tight excess specialist. Call 6am to 9pm 24/7. Contact: Peter 0412 803 208

DECKING

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BLINDS A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality blinds and Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in all other window furnishings including Holland Blinds, Sun Screens, Awning, Venetians, Romans and Curtains. Contact: 9818 1133

www.ap-shutters.com 1142358-RC28-14

PLUMBING Master Plumbers

Need a plumber? Always use a Master Plumber. Master Plumbers are: Registered and licensed, Bound by a code of ethics, Insured for six years, Expert tradesmen, Professional, Reliable and Trustworthy. Next time you need a plumber, find your Master Plumber at:

www.plumber.com.au 1147720-KC32-14

PAINTING Proficient Coats

Our aim at Proficient Coats is to give each customer superior service by providing high quality work at competitive prices and therefore offer free quotations and advice to all our customers. Whether it’s restoration or new, internal or external, even a repaint to protect. Let our team of qualified and experienced painters transform your next project into something you can be proud to own.

Contact: Sergio 0421 966 274

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WARDROBES Almara Cabinets

Crawford Building

Is a boutique building firm delivering custom building and carpentry solutions to Melbourne home owners. Crawford Building can assist you with your next Home Extension or Renovation project, update your Kitchen / Bathrooms, build your new Garage or create additional Storage Spaces. Contact: Jason 0408 554 340.

www.crawfordbuilding.com.au info@crawfordbuilding.com.au

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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 1142214-RC28-14


TWR Issue 230 / February 25, 2015  

TWR Issue 230 / February 25, 2015

TWR Issue 230 / February 25, 2015  

TWR Issue 230 / February 25, 2015

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