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’m going to start a small business. It doesn’t really long-term unemployment of young people has increased matter what: something in the hospitality trade? dramatically, with almost 30 per cent being unemployed Clerical? Digital services (that sounds like a growth for more than 12 months. area, even though I’m really not sure what it means) … This is possibly one of the most promising generations Anyhoo, as I said, the kind of business is irrelevant. Australia has ever produced: with better health care, Really, I’m just dead-set keen to gather up all the better focus on the importance of early childhood incredibly impressive young people I keep education, a generation of parents dedicated – meeting and employ them … at anything at all. some might even say overly so – to their welfare I’m calling These are the kind of people – alert, smart, and all the advantages of a digitally connected them thoughtful, reliable, organised – who could and accessible world, their experiences, do anything at all, and any business should expectations and horizons are already so generation be thrilled to have them. After spending time much wider than ours were at their age. hex with them, and being continually impressed by Yet, with all the advantages this glorious their qualities, I’m starting to fret that they won’t country has, we still can’t offer them the one, find the jobs they richly deserve. wonderful certainty that we had: the expectation of a Maybe I’ll find the jobs for them. job. It’s something close to a crime. One of the most alarming features of our I’m calling them Generation Hex because it seems confusing economic times is that – even with an they are living under a curse: the curse of affluence extraordinary amount of money sloshing through and advantage twinned with a sclerotic culture the system, and in a country that is remarkably rich that seems unable to imagine the possibilities of a by any international standard, and with a remarkably creative economy. What a waste of these impressive well-educated young population – youth unemployment young people. is disgracefully high. I know young women who write, manage small Recently published figures show the unemployment businesses for others, care for small children, teach and rate in Australia is 21.7 per cent for 15- to 19-year-olds volunteer, study and research. I know young men who and 10.6 per cent for 20- to 24-year-olds. Even worse, have more than one degree, have interned for more research from the UNSW Business School reveals the hours than they have been in paid employment and still

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W

ith all due respect to the photographer and the art director, our hero shot of Joost Bakker is all wrong. It should not be set among the fertile fruit trees on his Monbulk property. It should place him before a raging bonfire. And no matter the setting, Joost (pronounced “Yoast”) should certainly not be smiling. His should be a furrowed brow. His features should not be touched by a lemony midday sun, but rather beaded with shadow and sweat that show his ire and his fire. Because, despite the photogenic, Dutch-blond appearance of this tulip-farmer-turned-restaurateur-turnedsustainable-designer-turned-artist (he is the ultimate Derek Zoolander “slashie”), this is a man of quite startling intensity. Sitting at his dining table, with floor-to-ceiling glass revealing bucolic vistas of crops and rolling hills, Bakker is focused on only one window – the one he now has to channel all the fire in his belly to you, our readers.

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COVER STORY served soup made from bones discarded by high-end restaurants such as Rockpool. At issue was the universal composter Bakker had put in the laneway outside the café. It turned food waste into compost, reducing its volume by 90 per cent. Bakker insisted it was impossible to run a zero-waste operation without the composter. But the City of Melbourne demanded he sign a contract accepting all liability for the machine and pay a $12,500 fee. Bakker says the conditions meant he had to close Brothl. “I didn’t have a choice. It’s been going on for three years. Right from day one we made the council aware we needed a universal composter in the laneway. We opened and they said they needed three weeks to work a permit out. “The contract finally came through, about two years

Leading from the front is how Bakker likes to fly. But he has learnt, yet again, that it has its perils. Greenhouse by Joost, his 2010 Sydney venue, was an exercise in sustainability. Everything about it – from its construction to the food it served – was designed to produce zero waste. But the venture failed and cost Bakker $300,000, forcing him to re-mortgage his house. Why didn’t the concept work? “Because it was such an overwhelming package,” he says. “It was a building, it was growing food, I think it was too much.” Fortunately Bakker’s brushes with bankruptcy have not managed to wrest from his hands the title to his self-designed – and Design Files’ endorsed – family house. More importantly to him, the commercial failures have failed to temper his drive. When you lift the shiny hood and start looking around at the engine that propels Bakker forward at a great rate, it’s not the need for affirmation or money or even influence that’s powering him. It’s dissatisfaction.

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GREEN MAN “This is for The Weekly Review Review, right? That magazine delivered to most of Melbourne each week?” he asks, with just enough of a baritone lilt in his voice to confirm that he’s not from around here. A nod from me, an opening question, and he’s off … What got him out of bed this morning? “It’s a naïve sense that I think I can make a change, it’s as simple as that,” he says. OK, so what does he want to change today? “There’s lots of media hype around ‘sustainable methods’ and there are chefs that are becoming well-known that say they are about that, but it’s just a coding. It’s not really a deep-down kind of belief. And I find that incredibly frustrating. “You have René Redzepi and Heston Blumenthal and all these guys saying Melbourne is at the so-called cutting edge of hospitality around the globe. Yet there’s a thing called a universal composter – something I’d made a big deal about by putting one in the entrance to the Sydney Greenhouse (a temporary installation and dining venue on Sydney Harbour) in 2010 – and meanwhile the City of Melbourne got one for free and they weren’t even using it. The MCG had one, too. Also unused. “By 2012, when I opened Silo (his green-credentialled Melbourne café that became the popular, but recently closed, Brothl), I’d given up. Now there are more than 100 universal composters in Melbourne alone. So they finally happened, but sometimes it really gets me down that I think things just aren’t happening fast enough.” It was the agonisingly slow rate of change and excessive red tape that forced the closure last month of Bakker’s visionary Brothl, a zero-waste eatery that 6 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ APRIL 15, 2015

later, and it said we needed to accept liability for the council as well as ourselves,” he says. “There were no limits on it. No restaurateur in Melbourne would accept that. So we said that we would close and not renew our lease. They must have thought we were bluffing, because we were so busy. We weren’t bluffing.” How big was the offending composter? “It takes up about as much space as a wheelie bin.”

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rothl closed its doors six weeks ago, but not before it had attracted worldwide attention, including from The New York Times. “You can imagine how happy they were to hear it had closed right as the story went to print,” Bakker says. Is he disappointed? “Of course. It doesn’t make any sense. I know that a lot of people higher up in the council are thinking, ‘How did this happen?’. The council needs new legislation, new thinking. It’s really disappointing. But in the end, I’m not a hospitality person, I’m an artist who likes creating new concepts. And Brothl was a vehicle for the concept of a zero-waste restaurant. It set a new precedent, and it’s had an impact on the way restaurants view and deal with waste.” Besides, Bakker says, we haven’t heard the last of Brothl. “The concept well and truly lives on,” he says. “I can’t say anything right now, but we’re well into planning something. And this is what inspires me every day, the things still to come.”

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“Whether it’s buildings, or fashion, or what we eat and how we grow it, my work is all about seeing how the world could be,” he says. “I see something stupid going on and I think, ‘Why don’t we just change that?’; I don’t accept things as they are.” Joost Bakker was born in Holland and lived there with his parents until he was nine. The family settled in Monbulk. His creative streak was picked up young. “My teacher in grade 1 said to my mum, ‘You need to get this guy working with a local artist one day a week’. She could see that I was preoccupied with drawing and being artistic … That started it.” Bakker’s journey as an artist has been quite the opposite to the rule of thumb. Rather than needing a day job to support his art, he has used his art to “subsidise all this hospitality stuff”. “If I’m in the s--t and I need money, then I’ll take a commission,” he says. “When we were building this house we ran out of money and I just took on a whole bunch of work. I’m lucky in that sense. I’m one of the few artists that actually makes more money out of my art than I do out of all the other stuff that I do. Usually artists operate the opposite way.” One of Bakker’s most charming idiosyncrasies is this totally unreconstructed view of art, artists and celebrity; art is work, artists are plain old workers and celebrity is an impediment to your commercial success. If there’s a category of person he looks up to, it’s those who work with the land. “I have a real soft spot for people who grow natural things,” he says. “Like farmers, who generally understand how precious a lot of things are. In contrast I see such a complete disconnect between nature and human beings in cities.


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“Sadly, most people in the world that have a really deep understanding of farming and nature, and are incredibly good growers, and understand biology and the world, and grow beautiful food, are either camera-shy or not very good at explaining themselves. They’re generally not interested in publicity.” When I ask what inspires him in his rare moments of despair, the answer comes fast, more a reflex than a reflection: “My children.” Bakker has three daughters, Ruby, Charlie and Remy, with his wife Jennie, who is also from Monbulk. They met at the local pub when he was 20 and she was 17. They’ve been married 13 years. “They’re probably the best thing that has ever happened to me, really. I mean the questions they ask and the way that they look at things. They’re forever questioning stuff. Like, what is Brothl? “A grade 5 teacher came up to me one day and said, ‘Did you just open a brothel?’ because the kids were talking about it in their class as if it was totally normal, ‘My daddy has a brothel’.” Talk of his children calms Bakker. What does he do for fun? “I just hang out with the kids and do stuff. When you live on a farm, there’s always weeding to be done and plants to be pruned. I’m not as busy as I used to be, that’s for sure. I’ve become a little bit smarter about not taking on a million projects.” Our interview, which has flamed and then burned down to coals, appears to be finishing on a warm note, but there is still time for one last flare-up. The topic of children has Bakker back to the future: “In 100 years’ time, our grandkids will be studying our time. They’ll be saying, ‘What were these people thinking, that they could just ruin the planet in a matter of 50 years and discard almost everything that has been mined out of the soil?’. “I think that it will change, and it will change very fast. Like, my kids will just go, ‘Well no. I’m not using that new material, I’m going to think about reusing something first and then I’ll think about who’ll use it after me’.” \ amcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @

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know the way we use telephones these days is shifting, that no one uses landlines any more; and some people prefer to not pick up when the mobile rings, but respond later if they see fit; and others feel voicemail is a time-waster so don’t use it, but return all missed calls, even if they risk getting the occasional call centres selling discounted energy. But here’s a phone dilemma I want to share. What to do when someone you don’t know rings, leaves their name and number, and asks you to call them back with a great level of urgency. But they do not tell you the reason for the call. It happened to me this week. And the thing is, this particular person left their name in the kind of way that a pop star might, intonating that was I meant to know who they were. I didn’t respond, partly because I was having an insanely busy day, but also because it made me cross. The tone, the sense of urgency, the assumption that I would call back just because they asked me to. And truly, when someone doesn’t tell you why they are calling, is it not unreasonable to assume it is because they want you to buy something from them? Then, the next day, the call came again, delivered in exactly the same way. Sense of urgency, self-important tone, no sharing of context. Name, number, please call. Which made me even more determined not to. Was it wrong of me?

Indeed, what could they possibly want? Is it so important, or top secret, that it cannot be recorded? The likelihood that this person was about to offer me billions of dollars from a recent lottery win was there, because I get those offers frequently via email, alongside a litany of notices from banks I’ve never used confirming pay transfers and some very kind, broken-English offers of marriage from females in faraway lands often referring to me as Kind Sir. But what else could it be? A cold call from a real estate agent? Someone from council checking to see if anyone in my house needs a hearing assessment? And even in these scenarios, which happen from time to time, even real estate agents and the girl from the vet and the dude from Optus always, always leave messages that include an explanation. So I did the very modern thing and I Googled that person. Obsessive yes, but I was annoyed, because in this crazy, shifting world where our work is with us 24 hours a day in that little smartphone in our pocket, which in some ways has made us all super-efficient but also always on call, is it not unreasonable to expect someone to let you know why they might want you to spend a moment of your life calling them back? Then I realised I was wasting my time obsessing and being cross and so I just bit the bullet and I called her back. And yes, she did want something from me but nothing too sinister, just run of the mill work stuff, which makes me wonder why, oh why dear person, why didn’t you just say so in the first place? Just say why, people. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au WE WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK @

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week before opening Rosa’s Canteen, Melbourne’s favourite Sicilian-Aussie chef, Rosa Mitchell, confided her innermost thoughts to me. I was dining pre-cinema at Rosa’s Kitchen, her bustling diner up the northern end of the CBD, tucking into a pasta dish that had that brilliant balance between rustic and refined, as Rosa’s food often does. She stopped by for a quick chat and mentioned how everyone had been madly busy getting the Canteen ready up the other end of town, amid the legal and banking classes. “It’s a beautiful space,” she smiled, “but to be honest, it’s a bit posh for me.” Posh? Pshaw. It’s certainly more polished than the average Rosa Mitchell eatery, with stark white walls, granite and terrazzo tiling, glossy wood floors and designer louvres over the spreading plane trees of Little Bourke. But it’s not posh so much as corporate. Apart from the name, the only hint that this is an Italian eatery in the authentic, provincial mould is the branch of bay leaves drying in the kitchen. Maybe they could hang a few ropes of garlic and chilli around the place, make it more homely. At the moment – and it is still a work in progress when we visit – the look doesn’t really match the warmth of the food or service. On those two fronts, there are no complaints. As usual, Mitchell has assembled a crack team of restaurant professionals who have things humming along nicely in her absence. Head chef Braeden Cleave and his young team manage a convincing impersonation of Rosa’s soulful Italian, starting with a generous serve of four deeply tanned and very satisfying cauliflower fritters with a punchy basil aïoli, and ending with crisp, sugary cannoli that would easily pass muster in Messina (the Sicilian city, not the ice-cream parlour). Diners can watch the BEEF CARPACCIO young team at work – perhaps hand-cranking fettucine or shaping agnolotti – in the gleaming steel vault of the bursting with late summer flavour, strewn with buffalo open kitchen. mozzarella, basil leaves and San Daniele prosciutto – the I always think of Rosa’s restaurants (and she’s had a good stuff. It’s pretty wonderful. few) as somewhere I can go to relax, laugh, and eat and Of the five pastas on offer I would usually choose drink well, and this is no different. The small wine list the carbonara but this time I don’t and I regret it, a is almost equal parts Italian and Australian, with little. Instead we go for the fettucine with prawns four whites and four reds each by the glass and and zucchini, a bold move given so many the house pinot grigio and sangiovese on tap at go to crimes have been committed against fettucine $45 a litre or part thereof. There’s also a page relax, laugh in this country over the decades. of amari (Italian liqueurs) and grappas for This is definitely not one of them, but I those who like to linger, or to laugh for longer. & eat & drink well find myself wishing for more depth to the The dishes are unmistakably Rosa’s, dish. The prawns and zucchini don’t seem to characterised by their simplicity and seasonality be enough, in themselves, to carry the pasta, but and an innate understanding that they should the crushed pistachio and a garlicky oil base help lift be delicious. As in the calamari salad, which balances the tone occasionally. Likewise, in the cassarecci with the deep-fried pleasures of al dente squid bits with the lamb ragout and peas, I want bigger flavours, a richer freshness of endive and the acidity of a vinaigrette-style sauce, than what is delivered. However a side of market dressing. Or in a carpaccio of Yarra Valley beef, its greens is a big consolation with its freshly shelled peas, richness tempered by shredded radicchio, the bite of beautiful broccoli and malt-coloured shavings of salted fresh parsley and the salty seasoning of Parmesan. ricotta on top. There’s a Caprese salad of plump tomato pieces

Mostly, though, the classics are just as you’d expect. A generous saltimbocca features two large-ish planks of veal pan-fried with ribbons of pancetta and sage leaves on a pallet of sautéed radicchio. And the tongue, a staple of Rosa’s Kitchen, is rendered here as crisp fried hunks with an atoning salad of endive and garden radish tossed in a terrifically minty oil that matches smartly with the meat. We would have ordered the squab, served with pancetta and potato, but the kitchen had run out. Now there’s a bourgeois disaster if I’ve ever heard one. Sweets are super simple. There’s that cannoli (highly recommended), a daily tart or cheese. Or, if you ask very nicely, the kitchen might oblige with a bowl of their own gelati. Ask for the strawberry panna cotta if it’s on. Like much of Rosa’s Canteen, you won’t regret it. \ khill@theweeklyreview.com.au TO READ MORE REVIEWS

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nod to the ’80s, a splash of colour and bending of gender stereotypes steers the latest menswear collection by Melbourne’s Oscar Calvo. The Candy Perfume Boy range takes its inspiration from Madonna’s song, Candy Perfume Girl. Calvo’s collection combines sporty boxing cuts with a genderless approach to men’s fashion – and sheer shirts, hooded tops, dramatic coats and pants are re-imagined for a winter setting. “My inspiration can be attributed to ’80s pop culture and my love affair with the ever-evolving queen of reinvention, music and fashion icon Madonna,” says Calvo, who works from his studio in East Melbourne. He dubs his latest collection as his bravest – it’s here that Calvo uses steamy reds and shiny fabrics to steer androgynous elements. He feels most comfortable in his studio, where the artistic vision for his brand evolves. Calvo plugs into his creativity through art and fashion and pitches to a niche audience in a bid to be groundbreaking and individual. As the name of his collection suggests, Candy Perfume Boy hints at both masculine and feminine characteristics that define the range – where gender and sexual identity are blurred. “The pieces are ambiguous with a sense of androgyny,” says Calvo, who has also created a tantalising video to accompany his collection that can be viewed on his website.  He’s all about bending the rules and offering a collection that swerves on the edgy and underground. “I’m not a huge fan of the mainstream menswear labels here in Australia,” says Calvo, who is up to his 11th collection. “The Australian fashion industry seems to nurture the same menswear labels over and over. To me it feels like the men’s fashion industry dictates and men must follow. “I would love to see more support for avant-garde menswear labels. Less limitations and boundaries and more appetite for risqué and a scent of trouble.”

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The 37-year-old designer, who is inspired by the late Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garçons and Maison Margiela, says he is yet to take part in a fashion week in Australia and hints that it’s not for lack of trying. For now, he’s all about a custom-made service that brings sexy back into men’s attire. He says pink and red aren’t just for women; he has re-purposed the candy colour in sporty men’s attire for those daring enough. “My designs emphasise customised, comfortable and precise fit combining luxurious, premium fabrics and detailed construction,” says Calvo. “I have deliberately used colours to smash stereotypes of men’s fashion.” \ jrocca@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Melbourne fashion designer Oscar Calvo takes his latest menswear collection and steers it toward a brave new sartorial world where colour, sheer fabrications and comfort play a role in his throwback to the ’80s pop gaze.

LUKA MAICH & LUI HON

Lui Hon creates impressive minimalist and architectural fashion pieces – all made in Melbourne. Lui Hon and Luka Maich have been around since 2009 – their latest collection titled Open Endedness focuses heavily on grey, black, white and royal blue. luihon.com

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well-stocked grooming chest may not be a man’s castle but it is certainly his armour for looking good. Women have tried-and-true favourites that are championed loud and long but men are never given a must-have list of grooming gems they can crow about. Brace yourself gentlemen, here is the ultimate list of products to make you shine like a diamond. A well-groomed man is a sight to behold. \ dnaidu@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (50ml, $36) This lighter-than-air moisturiser goes on effortlessly, is never greasy or heavy, and is perfect for guys who want protection but do not want to feel that they are wearing anything.

Acure Ultra-Hydrating Unscented Body Lotion – Cocoa Butter + CoQ10 (240ml, $16.95) This unscented body lotion, formulated with organic olive oil, cocoa butter, evening primrose and CoQ10, claims to restore and protect skin. It is free from synthetic fragrances, silicone, phthalates and parabens, goes on lightly and is easily absorbed.


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Oscar Natural Shaving Oil (30ml, $11.95) and Shaving Gel (150ml, $9.95) There are hundreds of shaving oils, gels and creams on the market but this Aussie brand is not only well-priced, it also does the job exceptionally well.

BEST IN-GROWN HAIR TREATMENT

BEST EYE CREAM

Tend Skin In-Grown Hair Solution (118ml, $39.95) This solution has been saving faces in the US for decades and is now available in Australia. It tingles and then soothes, making razor bumps and redness disappear.

MenScience Ultralight Eye Rescue Formula (22ml, $71) A bit pricey but it delivers excellent results. A smidgen is all you need to caress your delicate eye area and protect it from all concerns.

BEST SUNSCREEN

Dermalogica Protection 50 Sport SPF50 (156ml, $45) This is expensive, I agree, but it gives great protection, is never heavy or greasy and melts into the skin perfectly with no build-up of white residue on skin after application.

BEST MUST-HAVE FRAGRANCES

Guerlain Vétiver (100ml, $107) A clean, green fragrance that is a must.

Givenchy Pi (100ml, $129) This sweet, woody, sensual fragrance gives new meaning to men’s scent.

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I am confused when it comes to tie widths. What is the best style solution for a tie? Trends come and go and ties get skinnier and wider accordingly. Your best bet is to buy ties that measure five to six centimetres at their widest. Stripes, dots, and paisley are timeless. Keep colours metallic and neutral; loud colours are seasonal and date quickly. Look for natural fabrics in silk, wool, or linen. How old is too old to wear a hoodie? This boils down to style and personal preferences. I have never had a penchant for hoodies and our weather, I feel, does not warrant wearing them. I agree a hoodie can make you look youthful but it can also reverse-age you … there is a fine line between looking youthful and looking young. \

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MONEY \ TACKLE SOARING POWER BILLS

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an you do anything to reduce my home loan?” It’s the question thousands of Australians have been asking lenders since the mortgage finance market was opened up to non-banks and market-savvy mortgage brokers. But you shouldn’t be pressing only home loan providers for a better deal. Utility companies should be taken to task, too. A decade ago, the cost of electricity and gas hardly rated a mention. Compared with expenses such as car insurance and council rates, energy bills were small potatoes. Today the rising cost of energy is on almost every household’s radar. Electricity charges have crept up since the Victorian electricity market was deregulated in 2002, prompting many people to install solar panels. But the real cash-squeezer has been soaring charges for gas. The east coast states’ relatively new ability to export gas to international markets means consumers are now exposed to global gas market prices. The NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal says the price of gas will rise by 17.6 per cent between 2014 and 2016, with average bills expected to climb by $150 to $225, depending on where a consumer lives and how much gas is used. There are similar price hikes in Victoria. It’s hard for some households to bear these costs, particularly given that Australian wages grew at an average of just 2.5 per cent last year, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. So what can you do to better manage your energy bills? Clearly, comparing the deals and price structures of energy retailers will put you on the front foot. This isn’t necessarily the hard slog it might seem. Product comparison websites such as iSelect, GoSwitch

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and www.comparethemarket.com.au take much of the legwork out of comparing energy providers. But watch out. Some comparison services list only providers who pay them a fee and have been reported to skew their comparison results according to the remuneration they receive. It’s a smart move to follow up any comparison search directly with the supplier. Or you could conduct multiple searches on several sites and compare results. Choosing a low-cost energy provider depends on where you live and how you use energy. If you use power in off-peak periods, look for the best off-peak prices. Some energy retailers offer discounts of 10 per cent for gas and electricity customers prepared to switch providers. The best deals are often with small retailers that don’t have a well-known brand and have to attract customers with a better price. Put the alternative prices you’ve found to your current supplier. There’s a good chance it will make a counter offer. And don’t forget the practical things you can do to cut energy use, such as turning off the bar fridge and changing light bulbs. Halogen lights use a colossal amount of energy and give off a lot of heat. Replacing them with LED lights, which use far less energy, can repay the cost of the electrical work within a few months. Energy experts also advise ensuring there are no gaps between the lights and the ceilings. When hot air rises, it can seep straight into the roof, instead of being trapped in the room to keep it warm. \ CHRIS TOLHURST ctolhurst@theweeklyreview.com.au Chris T Tolhurst writes for Fairfax publications, including The Australian Financial Review.

Any advice given is general only and has not taken into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of this, before acting on any advice, you should consult a financial planner to consider how appropriate the advice is to your objectives, financial situation and needs.

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MAN OF STEEL \ ANDREW McUTCHEN CHECKS THE TIME AT THE BASEL WATCH FAIR

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aselworld, the world’s biggest watch fair, held in Switzerland, is over and the the results are in: smart watches are manual coming, mechanical watches are still booming and there’s madness in the air. We had Omega doing Rolex – their new Globemaster range features a very Rolex fluted bezel – and Patek Philippe lifting Zenith with a pilot watch, and many, many takes on smart watches. The other striking image was the Google and Intel logos prominently displayed on the TAG Heuer booth. There’s no TAG Heuer watch featuring either tech partner yet. But, with the Apple Watch only days away, it will be just a matter of time. There was a rush to redefine the next generation of tech-friendly wristwear. We had a Breitling model that will send chronograph information to a smartphone app, a Gucci “fashionology” watch that aims to replace your phone altogether, and a Bulgari with a microchip containing your passwords. \ amcutchen@theweeklyreview.com.au

HUBLOT \ BIG BANG UNICO FULL MAGIC GOLD

The Hublot Big Bang is a model that changed the watch industry with a bang a decade ago. To celebrate its birthday, Hublot released a version of the watch at Basel that contains all the innovations they’ve come up with since its creation. Most notably these include the Magic Gold alloy of the case, which is 18-carat gold mixed with ceramic to make it virtually unscratchable, and a column wheel chronograph movement called Unico that was developed in-house by Hublot. Like the TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01, the dial of the watch has been skeletonised to better show off the intricate engine working beneath. RRP $37,700

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TAG HEUER \ CARRERA HEUER ER 01

To give you a little insight into the ultra-conservative world of luxury watches, the fact that Patek Philippe – the most revered of Swiss watch brands – has released a pilot’s watch was akin to a scandal. Yes, they have two from the 1930s in their archives but it’s not been a part of their brand DNA. It may be an effort to reach out to new audiences, although they will still have to be well-heeled. The watch, which features a handy dual-time complication, is in white gold and costs around $60,000.

TAG Heuer has had a change of leadership with former CEO Jean-Christophe Babin moving over to fellow LVMH brand Bulgari, and former Hublot CEO Jean-Claude Biver taking the helm. They may have the same initials, but the new JCB has a more masculine approach and his mark has been quick. The Carrera Heuer 01 is technically a Carrera model, but the skeletonised dial, 45-millimetre case size and modular case design are hallmarks of Hublot. The only thing that’s not Hublot is the price. RRP $6700

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y most embarrassing umbrella moment came in a restaurant when, after being wined and dined by a couple of PR people at a window table overlooking Sydney Harbour, I went to retrieve my umbrella from the communal bin at the entrance. And some low dog had taken it, confirming much I have heard about Sydney. It was raining. Hard. So I figured if someone had taken my umbrella I’d do the Sydney thing and take someone else’s, helping myself to a random black number there. It was only when I got back to my car and collapsed the umbrella that I realised it actually belonged to one of the people I had just had lunch with. I start to get the shakes when I think about all the umbrellas I’ve lost. I have left them in cafés, in taxis

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and trains and airports. I’ve seen them blow away, I’ve even lost one at sea. Then there are the umbrellas that have irreparably broken their limbs by being blown inside-out during storms at which time, just like horses, they must be put out of their misery. I wish I could have back all the money I’ve spent on umbrellas. A survey somewhere said that of all the items we lose on a regular basis, umbrellas finish in the top five. A couple of years ago, a New Zealand company called Blunt unveiled an umbrella that stands up to a force 12 gale (that’s 118km/h). It is the Arnold Schwarzenegger of umbrellas and I have been using one since its launch. It remains pristine despite some torrid outings indeed. I haven’t lost, misplaced or mislaid it, and I have eschewed communal bins at restaurants. At $70 a copy,

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one takes such measures. Now Blunt has come up with an umbrella that is not only unbreakable, it also tells you where you’ve left it. The company has included a built-in chip in some models that operates with a phone app and, if it’s within 15 to 30 metres, you can call it up with your phone and it will play a happy little tune until you find it. I don’t know what the tune is but I do know that in most Sydney restaurants you wouldn’t hear it anyway. If it is out of range, the app will tell you where it last was when you were nearby – so at least you’ll know where you left it. But if it has gone walkies with someone from Sydney, or a rude journalist, well this is not a tracking device so you’re on your own. Best take someone else’s umbrella. Just make sure it’s not the guy who has just bought you lunch. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.bluntumbrellas.com

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WELL-BEING \ SHARON BROOKS REVEALS THE SECRET TO HOLDING BACK THE CLOCK

Really, another one?

Over the years I have had numerous conversations with dieters, detoxers, cleansers, paleo fans, Atkins followers, zoners, lemon detoxers, South Beach diet loyalists, fasters, carnivores, vegans, macrobiotic devotees, Dukanites, French women who don’t get fat, Japanese women who don’t get old or fat, raw foodies and calorie counters; just to list a few. Yet, the same results continue to appear. Individuals who overcomplicate their food-consumption practices and meal philosophies by employing obsessive behaviours and unsustainable practices rarely show success long term. They burn out and revisit old habits. Avoid meat if you choose, or don’t. Just

ensure variety, balance and moderation in your food intake so that you consume all required nutrients.

consume eight or nine servings of vegetables. I prioritise my health and wellness every day. It is my lifestyle and not just for summer.

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the Weight-loss desires, health goals and anti-ageing strategies should manual never include bans on carrots after 4pm. “Oh no,” the miracle diet inventors cry. “Never consume carrots and parsnip in the afternoon; you’ll become fat and old!” So the followers cleaned out their fridges and were left with only cucumber and eggs. But they knew they would become youthful now. Seriously, as a society we are consuming grossly under the required vegetable intake. Yet, the highly processed overpriced magic pill sells like a proverbial hot cake. Overly restrictive practices do nothing for health and well-being. They also do little for keeping ageing at bay.

Considering I’m a nutritionist, it’s accurate to assume I love wholesome foods; plant foods specifically. I’m so appreciative of the beauties Mother Nature has bestowed on our land. Gorgeous ripe and colourful fruit and vegies available from greengrocers and farmers’ markets are such a blessing. Sweet and delectable carrots, hydrating cucumber, juicy baby roma tomatoes, sweet strawberries, honeyed dates and figs, crunchy lettuces and aromatic herbs. And seriously, how stunning and satisfying are blueberries? Honesty is the Best Policy

There is no substitute for real food. Multivitamins, youthful elixirs and potions will never compensate for a deficit in real food consumption, such as vegetables. Vegetables are like a loving hug for our internal organs. And for the record … I’m in my 30s. \

The Secret to Anti-Ageing

If I sent you a portrait with my age on it, you’d probably think the image was old or I lied about my age. The truth is, the secret to anti-ageing is healthy living. I walk the talk and absolutely live what I preach. There is no negotiation! Yes, I do occasionally add both maca and lúcuma to my smoothies but I also consume far more vegetables than the average person. In case you’re wondering, most days I

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f I was given a star for every purchase of anti-ageing superfoods or magical elixirs, I’d own a whole galaxy. I probably don’t need to state the obvious but anti-ageing is a highly prized market in our culture. Some communities are challenged by a lack of fresh water and sanitation. By contrast, many of us are challenged with, “Will adding maca or lúcuma to my breakfast green smoothie make me look younger?” #firstworldproblems. While I’m in full support of proactive health and wellness initiatives, I feel somewhere our culture might have lost the essence of well-being.

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or a company whose hallmark is speed, Porsche takes its time rolling out its model ranges, invariably starting with a base model and then adding fresh layers over the life of the vehicle. In the three years since the latest 911 arrived in its standard Carrera and Carrera S Coupe forms in early 2012, we have welcomed the drop-top Cabrio, the all-wheel-drive Carrera 4, the potent Turbo flagship and track-oriented GT3. Now, well into the 911’s model life, we finally say hello to one of the most popular variants of all, the GTS. Why so popular? Because it sits in a sweet spot between the Carrera S and the take-no-prisoners GT3 and Turbo variants. Its normally aspirated 316kW, 3.8-litre flat six engine has more power, performance and standard equipment than the Carrera and Carrera S, while offering a four-seat cabin with more comfort and convenience than that of the stripped-out GT3. And starting at $268,700 (plus on-road costs), the GTS is – gulp – almost $100,000 more affordable than the range-topping 911 Turbo supercar. The GTS also offers a feature that Porsche owners tend to love: the muscular, road-hugging look of the Carrera 4’s flared rear haunches that spread over the extended back axle and – in GTS’s case – fat 20-inch black-painted alloy wheels. The latest GTS is sort of a model range within a model range, coming in nine flavours that include coupe, cabrio and – soon – born-again Targa roof body styles, with either two-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and, of course, choice of seven-speed manual gearbox

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PORSCHE 911 GTS WHAT IS IT? German sports coupe WHAT’S IN IT? 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer petrol. Power: 316kW. 0-100km/h: 4.0 sec. IS IT THIRSTY? 9.5 litres per 100 kilometres – ★★★ ½ stars

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or seven-speed dual clutch automatic (PDK in Porsche-speak). Our test car was the base 911 Carrera 2 Coupe GTS with the manual gearbox. By choice, we would have tested a car fitted with the PDK automatic, mainly because 95 per cent of Porsche 911 buyers choose that $8000 option, but also because it is just so good. The driver can tootle about town without having to labour over a heavy clutch pedal, with the option of slipping into manual mode and snapping through the gears using the steering-wheel paddles, Daniel Ricciardo-style. It’s one of the sharpest dual-clutch automatics around and more fuel-efficient too. While most manual gearboxes top out at six gears these days, Porsche took the trouble of adding a seventh to the heavy-duty gearbox of the new-generation 911. We used the seventh gear much more than we anticipated due to the short final drive and close-ratio gears of the GTS. That means a lot of gear changes and a solid workout for the left leg in city traffic. Out in the country, the manual GTS is much more at home, with flexibility within gears thanks to the torquey nature of the big boxer engine that can chug along at 1000rpm and then rev right out to 7000rpm with fury. The power delivery from the normally aspirated engine comes on like a tsunami, but with a totally predictable flow that inspires confidence. Ditto the steering and cornering performance that, unlike 911s of yore with their tendency to swing between understeer and oversteer with alarming rapidity, requires no special skills to drive swiftly and safely. As a bonus, Porsche’s high-performance

Sport Chrono system is standard fit on the GTS, sharpening engine-management mapping, suspension and transmission settings for extra wallop with a push of the button on the centre console. As well, GTS gets an active-damper suspension that lowers ride height by 10 millimetres. Speaking of suspension, the GTS is surprisingly supple in its comfort mode, riding the smaller bumps of our roads with comparative ease. One of the common downsides of such high-performance cars is a hefty fuel thirst. However, in our spin in the GTS, taking in a mix of city, country and freeway driving, its direct-injected engine consumed petrol at just 8.5 litres per 100 kilometres – just brilliant for a vehicle of this power and performance. In many ways, the 911 GTS’s cabin is dated, without of a lot of the gee-whiz gadgetry that we expect these days, especially in a car with a price tag headed towards $300k. It does have sat-nav, but not the greatest example. More annoyingly, it lacks pockets for everyday items such as mobile phones. But, it is all about the driving in the 911 with its deep and comfortable sports seats, low seating position and chunky sports steering wheel and two simple red dials for the speedo and tacho directly ahead. And that pretty much sums up the Porsche 911 GTS – a no-nonsense, purposeful sports car for those who don’t mind paying extra for a 911 with more oomph and more sophisticated technology than the standard Carrera. \ rhammerton@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.porschemelbourne.com.au

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chool days spent in four countries and jobs in Asia have given Simon Gipson a global outlook as well as a passionate belief in quality and equality in education and life. It is an approach Gipson has nurtured in students and staff at St Michael’s Grammar School since he became principal in 2000. He also uses his many and varied experiences, from building opera sets and running a school for Thai royalty to volunteering in Cambodia, to highlight the importance of social justice and encouraging individuality. “Creating culture in schools is so important,” he says. “They’re about preparing kids for life. When students come here they’re acknowledged for who they are and they are permitted the latitude and the opportunity to develop into the person they wish to be, rather than having a mould that you would fit everyone into.” Gipson’s life journey is a blueprint for such a philosophy. Many roads led him to St Michael’s, which celebrates 120 years in 2015 with a new multi-purpose building, The Commons, that will provide creative new facilities for students from pre-school to year 12. Gipson was born in Britain, but his family moved frequently due to his late father Mick’s job with British Paints. He went to primary school in Trinidad and then Barbados, where he started high school before spending time at Britain’s prestigious Brentwood School, which dates back to 1557. A bright student, Gipson was on track to attend Oxford University when his father was posted to Australia. He went to school in Sydney and Melbourne before finishing year 12 at Perth’s Hampton Senior High School.

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fter starting a Curtin University arts degree, Gipson, whose first love was literature, joined Perth’s vibrant 1970s’ theatre scene and appeared in theatre shows, ABC radio programs, films and TV commercials. He built sets for Perth City Ballet before working as a stage manager in London and hitchhiking across Europe. After returning Special to Perth, he finished his degree, spent a year in the public service and travelled again before report deciding to teach. While completing his diploma of education, Gipson was offered a job at Perth’s Christ Church Grammar School, where he taught English and fell in love – with the job and his wife, Sue, who also taught there. They have three sons Thomas, 28, Sam, 25, and Jake, 23. “I discovered that I absolutely loved teaching,” Gipson says. “I just thought it was such a great job.” Gipson, whose two sisters and middle son are teachers, helped with the school musical and continued to write and perform. In 1989 he moved to Perth’s All Saints’ College as head of English, language and communication, before spending three years as director of studies at Perth College. Life took another turn in the mid-1990s when Gipson was asked to create the curriculum for Thailand’s new K-12 Tridhos School, supported by the Thai royal family and designed to educate future Thai leaders. It was an amazing experience and he even attended the King of Thailand’s birthday party. After a brief stint as an education consultant, Gipson, who also has a master’s degree in educational management, spent two years as deputy headmaster (curriculum) at Guildford Grammar School in Perth Global outlook: before moving to St Michael’s Grammar in 2000. St Michael’s Since then, he has enhanced the school’s operations Grammar and its local and global community links. St Michael’s principal Simon has connections with the Western Academy of Beijing, Gipson. Keio High School in Japan and Le Bon Sauveur in Paris. (SCOTT Gipson and his wife volunteer with the Cambodian McNAUGHTON) Children’s Fund and year 10 students will also visit that country this year for the first time to support Epic Arts Cambodia and the Indochina Starfish Foundation.

Back home Gipson, whose work has won awards such as the 2012 Lynda Gratton Australian Business Leader of the Year, presented by the Australian Human Resources Institute, has created a dynamic, global education program delivered within a vibrant and compassionate local community. “We do actually have a wonderful village here nestled in inner-urban St Kilda,” he says. “We have people of all ages and stages. The youngest teacher is 19, because we have a number of coaches who are former students. Our oldest teacher is 76. [And] we have a set of social and liturgical rituals that act almost like a cohesive glue that holds it all together.” History is also important. St Michael’s is Melbourne’s

only school founded by socially progressive British Anglican nuns, the Community of the Sisters of the Church. In 1895 the sisters – who later included Sister Scholastica, who died this year at 103 after leading the school in the 1960s and 1970s – had a strong social justice platform that survives today. “The story of our narrative informs what’s important to who we are,” Gipson says. “St Michael’s has a very strong commitment to social action, social justice and community service. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, respect, care and compassion.” \ ccritchley@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.stmichaels.vic.edu.au APRIL 15, 2015 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 23


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A house of worship DEVELOPING OUR CITY \ Laneway style has come to a South Wharf shed, writes STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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elbourne’s celebrated laneway scene kicked off 20 years ago with the appearance of Meyers Place, named after the lane on which it’s situated. Designed by Six Degrees Architects, the bar took advantage of newly relaxed licensing laws that allowed smaller venues to spring up, without having to worry about serving food alongside alcohol. Six Degrees has subsequently put its distinctive stamp on many of Melbourne’s favourite watering holes, from the Royal Saxon in Richmond to the Yarra-side Riverland Bar, folded into the bluestone façade tucked under Federation Square. It is also responsible for the sprawling Boatbuilders Yard in South Wharf’s maritime precinct, docked in the shadow of the Polly Woodside. Its latest feat of hospitality magic is The General Assembly, within a sailor’s spitting distance of the Boatbuilders. It’s a vast, cavernous space. Six Degrees director Mark Healy says the remains of the previous outfit didn’t make the most of the heritage shed’s bare bones, including an impressive northern frontage to the Yarra, as well as open space on the southern and eastern façades. The first trick was dividing the kitchen and bar, which had been joined and felt closed off from the public. “Some people think linking the bar and kitchen will somehow save on staffing costs, but in that situation you’re cutting off access through the room,” Healy says. “We moved the bar to a better location and re-presented the kitchen. It was very hidden before, but we thought there was an opportunity to make it a lively space. If done well, it can provide a bit of theatre in the room.” Healy was conscious of dividing the huge floor plan into distinct, smaller spaces, to encourage punters to feel at ease in their own little corner. It was also important that the venue would work year round, whether it be a packed Saturday night in the heart of summer, with the riverside deck full to bursting, or a Tuesday night in the depths of winter, with only a few folks trying to stave off Melbourne’s cold. “People want to feel a sense of ownership over a small area while they’re here, and we worked hard to achieve that result.” Dark timber floors are softened with intricately woven amber and gold-coloured rugs and dotted with long banquet tables as well as Parisian-style café settings, ideal for two. Towering walls are clad with wood panelling and latticework. Great steel girders further divide the space and also hold aloft a vast circular chandelier that, on closer inspection, is ringed with frosted beer bottles as pendants, their light glinting off the great copper beer tanks above the bar. “Underlying it all is the idea that this is the church of beer,” Healy says. “We wanted to showcase the Matilda Bay beers, and the traditional draught, in a reverent way.” The chandelier is inspired by similar adornments hanging from the ceilings of Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, and there’s a likeness of Notre-Dame’s famous rose window projected onto the wall, too. Strips of red velvet on booth-like tables even have an air of the confessional about them. While touring CUB’s main brewery and storage facility, the Six Degrees crew uncovered a wealth of vintage beer cans and bottles dating back to the ’60s and ’70s, which they commandeered to display in glass cabinets along the walls. “It’s like religious iconography,” Healy says, then points to the more earthly church of consumerism championed by Andy Warhol. “I said to the guys, ‘It’s like Warhol, but with beer instead of soup cans’.”

“people want to feel a sense of ownership over a small area … we worked hard to achieve that” - mark healy, six degrees’ director Six Degrees has handled about 30 hospitality projects now. But Healy says the growth of the business has meant it devotes most of its time to projects pushing $100-million-dollar budgets, a far cry from the $30,000 spent on the enduring design for Meyers Place. Whatever the size, he says you can trace the same design principles in all of the practice’s projects. “We’re not fashion-driven, we’re highly functional. It doesn’t matter how pretty it looks if you have to double staff it, can’t get rubbish out and stock in. Then it’s just a waste of time.” Enjoying a drink in a packed Meyers Place for the 20th anniversary celebration, Healy was pleased to see so many familiar faces. “It’s all about the great people you meet along the way,” he says. “I love that they haven’t really renovated any of our hospitality projects too. We’ve spent 20 years working out how people want to use our spaces and gaining that understanding of humanity. These days we’re applying those rules on a much larger scale, and it’s working.” \ sarussell@theweeklyreview.com.au Iconography: A giant chandelier hung with frosted beer botters and copper tanks at the bar pays homage to the idea of a “church of beer”. (SUPPLIED)

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arter Grange’s approach of delivering modern architectural the powder room doubling as an en suite. The rear L-shaped design and luxury finishes at affordable prices is proving open-plan family living, kitchen and dining area opens to covered highly attractive to new-home buyers. outdoor living and can be flipped to optimise site orientation. Since the company was established in 2010 by partners with With a large double garage and its additional dry storage area, significant building industry experience, Carter Grange’s houses residents can store sports gear before going directly to the large have appeared with increasing regularity in Melbourne’s inner laundry and the connected butler’s pantry, which has full-height and middle suburbs. walk-in storage, a preparation bench and sink. A separate, fitted Carter Grange director Gerald Stutterd says new-home buyers study next to the rear family living area provides a concealed have found they can afford the architectural features, luxury working space near the home’s hub. Up the timber return stairs finishes and contemporary floor plans they aspire to. there’s a 20-square-metre open leisure area, a family bathroom “Word is getting around and we celebrated a milestone and four bedrooms, including a spacious rear main bedroom recently; when we started in 2010 we wanted to build up suite with walk-in and built-in wardrobes and en suite to a level where we can offer our customers the optimal with a 1.8-metre-long shower with niche shelf, double POSTCODE range as well as value, and we have achieved it,” he says. vanity, deep bath and toilet. The three other bedrooms “We will continue to focus on working with people are all queen-sized, with built-in wardrobes. The who get us and understand that we’re about affordable two bathrooms have walk-in showers and the family luxury with a strong design element. Our designs will bathroom has a separate powder room. reflect your family, lifestyle and your budget,” he says. Stutterd says the house is ideal for families, with an easy The company’s latest design, the Regency 42, is a flow between indoor and outdoor living and dining, a roomy 42-square two-storey, four-bedroom house with three living kitchen and two more living areas. “It’s a great layout for parents areas. Features such as double-glazed windows for living areas – standing at the island bench, you can direct activity in the study, and bedrooms, 20-millimetre stone benchtops and European the living and dining areas and outside,” he says. appliances are among standard inclusions. French oak floorboards with acoustic backing run through As displayed at 84 East Boundary Road, Bentleigh East, the much of the ground level, with wool-blend carpet upstairs and a house is 43 squares. With an extended garage, and other upgrades, large-format neutral tile in bathrooms. including the façade, higher 2.74-metre and 2.59-ceilings Appliances include a 900-millimetre stainless-steel gas cooktop, downstairs and upstairs, refrigerated cooling and some appliance under-bench oven and rangehood, and a dishwasher. and finish variations, the house as displayed is $499,000. The Regency 42 is designed for a 15.24-metre wide and 35-metre The display home features Carter Grange’s striking new deep block but can be adapted to suit narrow blocks (a Bayside Stockholm façade with modern styling using layered framed Council-compliant version is available). It has a rendered exterior projections, precision-cut vertical cedar boards, dual-toned render and is constructed in Hebel Power Panels, selected by Carter and black-framed powder coated aluminium windows. Grange for superior thermal and acoustic qualities. \ LIZ MCLACHLAN The ground level’s flexible floor plan has a separate front lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au lounge near the entrance that could become a guest room, with

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DEVELOPING OUR CITY \ Robust materials and flexibility make this house fit for a busy family, writes CLARE KENNEDY

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ike House was designed for a family who love to cycle. It makes sense that there are at least two places to store bikes in this new East St Kilda home, an entrant in this year’s Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards. A shed hidden on the south of the building accommodates the children’s bikes and tools for bike builds, while racing bikes hang from the red-brick living room wall. Raw red brick is a forgiving material, able to withstand the bumps of wayward handlebars and pedals. It also repels children’s dirty handprints, a perennial problem on white plasterboard, says Fiona Dunin of fmd architects. Meanwhile, the concrete slab floor is good-looking and hardy and forgives bikes being wheeled past the kitchen bench to the sliding door yonder. With the main living areas downstairs, bedrooms upstairs and flexible living spaces that can grow with the family, this compact house on a 300-square-metre block in the inner-city fits the bill for a family of four: Norm, 44, Jane, 40, Sebastian, 7, and 11-year-old Anna. The aim, says Dunin, was to use simple and cost-effective materials to minimise the building’s footprint and to keep as much garden as possible. To keep costs down, the house was conceived as a cement sheet block, wrapped with materials that fold out to create shade and privacy. Strategically placed balconies act as canopies, shading the interior from sun during summer. The ebb and flow of the structure is carefully

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Surgeons’ Rooms \ knox orthopaedic group

There’s an interesting connection between building and surgery. Surgeons call themselves human carpenters and they even use the same tools as architects, including 3D modelling and printing, architect Fiona Dunin says. That connection inspired the imaginative design of the renovation and extension of consulting rooms for Knox Orthopaedic Group, adjacent to Knox Private Hospital. It’s an unusual building of its kind, and the structure of the surgery and its interior design emphasise the parallels between architecture and surgery. The building’s façade references tools, prosthetics

considered, Dunin says. “We calculated the light angles a passion expressed in the rich tones of the kitchen and at different times of the year,” she says. living area. Exposed brick, concrete slab, Victorian In the inner-city, graffiti is either a perennial problem ash timber on the kitchen bench, ceiling and wrapping or a welcome gift, depending on your perspective. down to the cabinets make this a warm and welcoming This design tries to find the right balance between space. Organic shapes in the timber mirror shadows allowing and preventing it. The perforated-steel cast by the balcony. front fence deters would-be taggers and does Adding richness is a triangular motif that the same job in the laneway boundary wall. appears in miniature in the stamp of the “i love An adjacent stretch of red brick offers a perforated steel screening the house and coming potential canvas, though it’s so far been left in larger shapes repeated in the joinery back here” alone. Maybe because graffiti artists think it and elsewhere. looks cool, Dunin says. One could link the triangular motif with the “Giving them a solid surface would have shape of a bicycle frame, though that reference meant it would have been immediately tagged, but wasn’t consciously intended, Dunin says. as soon as you perforate it, that ruins that opportunity,” Perhaps the best measure of a house is how the she says, noting, however, good examples of graffiti in owners feel about living there. nearby laneways. Norm belongs to cycling group The King’s Men, The practice enjoys playing with light and materials, which meets twice a week at a Mordialloc café.

and the human frame, Dunin says. When backlit, it mimics the qualities of an X-ray on a lightbox. The interior also references the human frame and prosthetics. Such an imaginatively designed building adds unexpected pleasure to a medical visit. The surgeon client is comfortable with challenging architecture, Dunin says. Her practice has now done five projects for him. PROJECT TEAM \ Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak, Owen Castley BUILDER \ Malin Constructions P/L \

“We pride ourselves on being potentially the fastest and the safest bunch on the road. I love the fact that I am so close to Beach Road. I can roll out of here and I’m riding down potentially one of the best cycling stretches in the world where you can ride uninterrupted,” he says. “I love coming back here, making my coffee and sitting in a beautiful house. I try to get my friends to come back after a ride and they sit out here [on the side deck]. I make them breakfast and it’s awesome. I love it.” Now that’s one happy cyclist. \ ckennedy@the weeklyreview.com PROJECT TEAM \ Fiona Dunin, Katherine Peasley, Robert Kolak, Caroline Tan, Alex Peck BUILDER \ Construction 32 P/L

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’ve not mentioned Another way to “cultivate your garden” is to visit Voltaire (pen name for Melbourne’s museums and cultural institutions. Our François-Marie Arouet, culture defines, shapes and sustains us; it follows then 1694-1778) here before, the when we engage with other cultures we experience the French writer and philosopher fullness of their humanity. No more “us” and “them”. who in many respects I’ve visited the Jewish Museum of Australia many directed the path of modern times. I usually run in hands-wringing and overexcited philosophy. It’s not that kind on the last days of one of the temporary exhibitions, like of column. However, in his the current portrait series of Andy Warhol’s 10 iconic story Candide, the protagonist and his companions 20th-century Jewish figures. Inevitably I’m drawn experience disasters, angst, twists and turns to the permanent exhibitions and the collection in a kind of Downton Abbey narrative of of more than 20,000 objects and stories that we need suffering – only worse. Candide finally reveal the continuum of Jewish life and what it listens to an old man (there’s always an “old means to be Jewish in Australia. to grow man”, except when I need advice!) who tells It was a long journey from the museum’s our ideas him, “work keeps at bay three great evils: establishment in 1977 by a group of dedicated boredom, vice and need”. From these words volunteers led by Rabbi Ronald Lubofsky, to Candide concludes the now famous precept “that the official opening of the Alma Road building on we should cultivate our own garden” – meaning we August 20, 1995. The initial exhibitions, organised by need to grow our own ideas and experiences to gain a committee headed by Zelda Rosenbaum, were held at perspective and draw on it for guidance. I think. the Myer gallery and the Tramways Board. You can “cultivate your own garden” by walking away As the collection grew, it was clear more permanent from your television, tablet and latest tool catalogue and premises were necessary. In 1982, the museum took engaging with as many people from different cultural over disused classrooms of the Melbourne Hebrew backgrounds as you can. Congregation in South Yarra, presenting more than Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, home to people 40 exhibitions in 13 years. from a range of ethnic backgrounds. Almost every After the building at 26 Alma Road was bought in community has its own annual festival where you can 1992, it was renovated and the museum opened a few experience the music, traditional dress, language, tastes months later. If you want to immerse yourself in Jewish and aromas of their culture. These festivals encourage a culture, look no further than this discreet building in a neighbourhood to come together and create a smooth, suburban street. \ boomboom@rachelberger.com lump-free cultural blending on a grassroots level.

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Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture

Italian Institute of Culture, Melbourne

Chinese Museum & Chinatown Visitor Centre

Stand away from this shiny new building (opened September 21, 2014) and you’ll notice its main design feature, the image of Discobolus, the “discus thrower”, created in shade panels on the glass exterior. Melbourne is said to have the largest Greek-speaking population outside of Europe. The centre has exhibition spaces, education and community meeting spaces and it’s home for the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne’s offices. Most importantly, there are four levels dedicated to the interests of Greek Australians. \

The Italian Institute of Culture in Melbourne is one of 93 Italian government cultural offices worldwide. Its purpose is to promote cultural relations and develop international links between Italy and other countries. In Melbourne, its role is to encourage cultural exchange between Italy and Australia through art exhibitions, film screenings, music recitals and concerts as well as an extensive library. The building, Elm Tree House, was built in 1857 for William Macredie and is one of the area’s earliest homes. \

One of my favourite features of the Chinese Museum and Visitor Centre is its location – smack dab in the middle of all the rattle and flurry that is Chinatown. The Chinese Museum’s compact five floors hold a dragon-load of information about the history and culture of Australia’s Chinese community. That history continues to unfold; the Chinese Australian Family Historians of Victoria meets here once a month so anyone researching their family histories can meet, share their research and exchange forensic tips. \

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hen interior designers add their particular style to a house, chances are the end result will be something special or spectacular. Interior designer Tracey Lucas has turned her Toorak house into a study of contemporary luxury amid elegant living spaces. Lucas, known for her high-end design at the homes of some of this city’s movers and shakers, provides a perfect canvas for the next owners to come in and add their own furniture and personal touches. The property, in a quiet cul-de-sac off St Georges Road, has formal living and dining spaces, three to four bedrooms, a study, and a marble kitchen overlooking a large informal living area that opens to a covered terrace and plunge pool. Each of the substantial bedrooms has an en suite. The grey rendered house is well sited on its block, in front of an apron of lawn and neatly clipped viburnum hedges. Vivid red geraniums provide the only splashes of colour in this front garden. The house has access from a laneway into the basement garage, which can house five vehicles. Honed bluestone floors provide the basis for the interiors with the luxury of pure wool carpet underfoot in the study and main living area. The core of the house is the central hall that is large without being overwhelming. From the hall the bluestone staircase with wrought iron balustrade curves gently up to the first level, although there is also a lift to all three floors. The house is elegant and versatile with a timeless quality to suit contemporary or traditional tastes. For Lucas it was contemporary, and you can see this in the deep mocha painted walls of the study that contrast with the white ceiling and plantation shutters. Curved timber panelling completes this striking room. Double doors from the formal sitting room to the informal family room provide the option of having one large open

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entertaining area or closing the rooms off for a cosier environment. Two open fires, one gas and one a real log burning fire, create a cosy atmosphere, perfect for snuggling in front of the TV in the wintry months. The streamlined kitchen, with its great swaths of Calacatta marble and Italian Poliform cabinetry, shows that true style does not date. The fridge, the pantry and the soft-closing drawers are well integrated into the design so that no one item dominates. The Gaggenau appliances are another nod to quality. The marble bench has open shelf storage on one side and beyond it, there is room to spread from the dining table to the living area. Bifold doors let the entertaining spill outdoors to a covered terrace that overlooks the back lawn, garden and plunge pool. The terrace has a retractable awning, which means undercover dining is always an option, whatever the weather. The three upstairs bedrooms are off the landing at the top of the stairs. The main bedroom with its walk-in wardrobe showcases the versatility of Poliform joinery, as it can be reconfigured for more hanging space. The wardrobe door opens to the spacious bathroom with dark floor tiles, bath, double shower and marble topped twin vanity. Both other bedrooms also have their own marble-finished en suites. The curve of the staircase allows built-in storage to be easily accessible but concealed. On the ground floor the laundry (with outside access) is tucked away at the end of the hall. On the first floor more storage is available near the lift. The basement level, reached by stairs or the lift, has a media room off the five-car garage. This room is perfect for a slumber party – noise free for the adults and assured entertainment for the young ones – the ultimate win-win situation. \ MARIA HARRIS additional reporting LUCY SMITH property@theweeklyreview.com.au

Marshall White \ 9822 9999

Price \ $5.5 million +

Expressions of interest \ Close May 2 at 5pm

Fast facts \ Elegant four-bedroom house with basement garaging for five cars in quiet cul-de-sac off one of Toorak’s iconic boulevards; large, well-proportioned rooms and luxurious finishes; honed bluestone floors; study; marble-finished powder room; luxurious living spaces including family room that opens to covered outdoor terrace; streamlined marble kitchen with Poliform joinery and Gaggenau appliances; spectacular main bedroom with lavish walk-in wardrobe/dressing room and marble en suite; basement media room; slab heating; zoned heating/cooling; full security; laundry with storage and drying rack; close to premium schools. Toorak \ 5 kilometres from the city

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MELBOURNE \ 1802/430 ST KILDA ILDA ROAD ROAD

GLEN IRIS \ 46 GARDINER PARADE

VISIT \ reviewproperty.com.au Kay & Burton \ 9820 1111

Price \ $5 million +

Expressions of Interest \ Close May 5 at 5pm

Jellis Craig \ 9809 8999

PROPERTY ID » 2011863558

Price \ $2.2 million +

Auction \ April 18 at 10am

Luxury living doesn’t come much better than this glamorous residence. One of two top-floor penthouses, No. 430 offers a remarkable standard of living within walking distance of the city. Double doors open to the impressive open-plan living and dining areas separated by a gas log fireplace. The décor incorporates American-oak floorboards that contrast against the white walls. This area is the hub of the penthouse and holds a commanding presence with its views over Albert Park Lake. To the right is the sleek, modern kitchen kitted out in top-of-the-range appliances, including integrated Liebherr fridge and freezer. Sleeping quarters are kept in separate wings to ensure privacy. A fully fitted study leads to the main bedroom, walk-in bedroom and en suite almost as big as the bedroom again. The two other bedrooms also have their own en suites. It’s all about enjoying the views on the deck and terrace. Designed by Jack Merlo, it incorporates a pool that’s just the spot to soak up the action at the grand prix. \ JAN FISHER

It’s all about entertaining at this Glen Iris house set on a sunny corner block. The front door opens to a sitting room across from a glittering bar that sets the tone for the rest of the property. Also on the lower level is the sleek kitchen fitted with stone benchtops, Miele appliances and an island bench incorporating a breakfast bar. Renovated two years ago, the house uses the sloping block well and the flexible floor plan would make it ideal for the busy family. As well as the usual living areas there is also a home theatre, retreat, office and dressing room. Any of these rooms could be repurposed depending on the family’s requirements. The sleeping quarters are on the upper levels, including the main bedroom and its views over Nettlefield Reserve that are best enjoyed from the private balcony. The landscaped gardens are dominated by the deck and solar- and gas-heated pool and spa. The deck would be perfect for parties, for as well as the integrated barbecue and wine fridge, there is enough room for a dining and lounge area. \ JAN FISHER

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Agent: Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 ................................................................. Price: $2 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday May 2 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Wed, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

Serenely set against a sensational private garden and parkland backdrop, this charming 1920s residence is inviting and stylish.

This fabulous single-level family house offers four or five bedrooms and is set on a generous low-maintenance allotment of 650sqm (approx).

Let's eat lunch @ Miss Frank, 200 Through Road Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ The Freckled Hen, 131 Union Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Pour Kids, 1e Winter Street Let's eat dinner @ Sugo, 105 Wattletree Road Let's drink coffee @ Fergus Café, 301 Wattletree Road

PROPERTY ID » 2011880483

Price \ $1.6 million +

Auction \ April 25 at 2pm

Built in 1910, this Edwardian was renovated in 2013 by its architect and owner. Its reinvented modern interior is contemporary and anything but clichéd. From the entry there are two bedrooms at the eastern end of the house. Both are carpeted and feature built-in wardrobes while the larger of the two has its own en suite. At the end of the hall a central bathroom is found just before the slightly elevated living, dining room and kitchen. Here rich, dark spotted gum floors provide a natural contrast against the clean white interior. The kitchen is a standout with a marble island, stainless-steel benches and stainless-steel appliances. Inspired window design directly behind the sink connects the kitchen with the outdoor courtyard too – a great feature. At the rear is the laundry, garage access and storage while up the stairs is a third bedroom and the best view in the house. Looking east from its own private balcony the first floor bedroom is carpeted and features split-system air-conditioning and its own en suite. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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SURREY HILLS \ 44 SUFFOLK ROAD Hardly worn in, this eight-year-old house has the Edwardian style and street appeal that’s seen in neighbouring original properties of the English Counties precinct, a significant heritage area defined by classic houses on large blocks along tree-lined streets. On 1089 square metres of land, its formal gardens front and back – lawns, hedging, gardenia ground covers and feature trees such as lemon and weeping cherry – are as well composed as its orderly, well-proportioned rooms within a flowing floor plan. The casual living area on glossy brushbox floors is magnificent; a large kitchen to the left, a lounge area to the right, and in the centre a meals area within a semi-circle of floor-to-ceiling glass panels that draws in the greenness of the garden and natural light, yet is sheltered by a wide eave that doubles as the roof of the paved outdoor entertainment area. For formal occasions, there’s an open-plan living and dining room with French doors to a side garden. There’s dual access from the double garage here. The main bedroom, with box-bay window, en suite and walk-in wardrobe, is at the front of the house, opposite a fitted study. Three bedrooms upstairs share a bathroom. Nearby are Union Road shops, schools, Chatham station and the Riversdale Road tram to Camberwell junction. \ JACQUI HAMMERTON

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PROPERTY ID » 2011856945

Price \ $2.2 million +

Auction \ April 18 at 11am

BALWYN \ 1/4 BERNBOR BERNBOROUGH AVENUE POSTCODE

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19 Bentley Street, Surrey Hills 4

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59 Tivoli Road, South Yarra 4

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Agent: Grant Samuel 0403 132 095 ................................................................. Price: $2.7 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday May 2 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thur noon-12.30pm, 6-6.30pm .................................................................

VISIT \ reviewproperty.com.au Noel Jones \ 9830 1644

PROPERTY ID » 2011849305

Price \ $700,000 +

Auction \ April 18 at 11am

Built in 1981, this bright two-bedroom unit has been impeccably well kept. Privacy from the street is maintained by manicured foliage as well as a red brick fence and white timber gate. Behind, a spacious courtyard and well-tended gardens present an idyllic setting for a summer’s afternoon. Inside, the living room features cornices, white carpets, split-system air-conditioning and large french bay windows. A sliding door zones this area from the adjacent dining room and spacious kitchen with stainless-steel cooktop, range and dishwasher and access to the single garage and side entry. Down the hall is a powder room, separate bathroom and two bedrooms – both carpeted and featuring picturesque views of the front garden. The first bedroom has a built-in wardrobe while the main bedroom at the rear has a walk-in wardrobe and a separate entry into the central bathroom. One of only two and located at the front of the block, this unit is minutes’ walk to Balwyn High School, shops and public transport. \ JULIAN HEALEY

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A compelling sense of style and sophistication is revealed throughout this stunning house near Our Lady's Primary School, buses, trams and shops.

A luxuriously sophisticated 1880s doublefronted single-level residence enjoying stunning al fresco entertaining, with heated plunge pool and double garage.

Let's eat lunch @ Watts Cooking, 157 Union Road Let's eat dinner @ Il Sogno, 512 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Chizza's, 928 Riversdale Road

Let's eat lunch @ The Stables of Como, cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue Let's eat dinner @ Orita's Japanese, 34 Jackson Street Let's drink coffee @ Townhouse, 466 Toorak Road

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237 Ocean Beach Road

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VIEWBANK 400 BANYULE ROAD Dreaming of a country lifestyle beside a golf course or a river? This amazing property combines all of that just 16kms from the CBD! Offering extensive frontage to the Plenty River and Rosanna Golf Course with 5 acres of useable land perfect for horses, the original homestead includes three bedrooms, study/4th bedroom, one bathroom, expansive kitchen/meals/family room and a large lounge with open fireplace. Located in the Viewbank College zone, close to Heidelberg and Rosanna shopping precincts, the Plenty River Trail and 300m from the Banyule Pony Club. Such significant and unique land holdings are rare. Call now for an immediate inspection!

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ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE, VAST COURTYARD This striking, architect designed residence, is one of Fitzroy´s best-kept secrets. In a secluded bluestone lane moments from Brunswick Street, it opens to a vast stone-paved al fresco entertaining area with space for 3 cars. Distinguished by soaring sculpted ceilings and streams of natural light, this contemporary classic incorporates expansive multi-zoned living and dining open to a stunning kitchen (premium appliances, stone benchtops), 3 large BRs (main with dressing room and luxury ensuite), second bathroom, fitted laundry, powder room and internal-entry garage. Included are quality appointments, custom storage, air conditioning and alarm.

HAWTHORN 3/64 Kooyongkoot Road

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Sat 25 April at 1.30pm Wed 1-1.30 & Sat 10-10.30 CONTACT AGENT Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 25 April at 3pm Thu & Sat 1-1.30 $840,000 - $910,000 Kew | 9854 8888 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Tamika Ellis 0499 007 460

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8 Struan Street Toorak

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40 South Wharf r Drive rf Docklands

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CAMBERWELL 57 Broadway Exemplifying the elegance of the Victorian era this gracious slate roofed, tuckpointed Hawthorn brick residence showcases a superb array of period features and impressive proportions whilst creating a superb ambience. Highlighted by arguably the finest renovations and improvements imaginable, including sourcing matching bricks and building materials preserving its period features yet delivering luxurious living spaces and entertaining facilities of the highest standards. Introduced by a tessellated tile, return verandah the interior features an arched hallway with oak floorboards and ornate ceilings flanking four bedrooms, main with bay window & ensuite plus a family bathroom and formal sitting room. A superb contemporary north-facing family domain includes a stylish kitchen with Marble benches & high quality Euro appliances, WIP and adjacent laundry (drying room) - all opening to a verandah and casual outdoor dining/kitchen area beside a solar heated pool & spa plus a huge retreat/rumpus room with study and bathroom. Other features include monitored security system, intercom, remote heating, cooling & garden lighting, ducted vacuum, marble OFPs, roof storage, 62,000ltr below-ground water tank, remote gates & double garage with internal access plus a single garage/gymnasium with side entry. Arguably one of the finer homes in the surrounding area it is set on a magnificently landscaped wide garden corner allotment with wrought iron front fence and water features. It is enviably located in one of Melbourne´s finest residential precincts, opposite Read Gardens in the Tara Estate - with its leafy tree-lined streets and gracious period residences; just a few minutes´ walk from Camberwell cafes, shops, transport options and some of Melbourne´s most sought-after schools. Land size: 1,216sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 3.30pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Michael Wood 0425 280 191 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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HAWTHORN 424 Auburn Road A magnificent three-storey Victorian residence of about 50 squares enjoying close proximity to the eclectic Auburn Village cafes, shops and station, the Tooronga Complex plus Glenferrie Road, Camberwell Junction and some of Melbourne´s finest schools including Auburn South Primary; plus easy access to the CBD via public transport or CityLink. Arguably one of the earliest homes in the area with an original land grant dated 1847, when farmlands dominated the landscape. It is a landmark home of grand proportions typifying the elegance of the Victorian era constructed with Hawthorn bricks on bluestone foundations with a perfect combination of original period features and coloured leadlight glass all intricately preserved and enhanced by fastidious restorations and contemporary renovations - delivering the very finest family lifestyle. Surrounded by lush classically styled gardens the gracious interior over three levels comprises an entrance hall leading to a beautiful formal sitting and dining room, study with vestibule, cloakroom, laundry and stairs to four family bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a verandah and third level main bedroom with ensuite, WIRs and dressing room both with spectacular City skyline views. Whilst exceptional family living and entertaining areas include a generous family living/dining room, a rumpus/TV room, plus a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with a comprehensive range of high quality Euro appliances leading to an outdoor precinct featuring a private paved dining area with gas BBQ, heated pool & spa, tennis court with lights plus a pool bathroom and kitchen/bar. Other features include video intercom, zoned alarm & irrigation system, marble OFPS, hydronic heating, ducted cooling, two cellars, workshop/storage & off-street parking. Land size: 1,749sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 2.30pm

Inspect

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Justin Long 0418 537 973 Michael Wood 0425 280 191

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TOORAK 5 Ultimo Court Exclusively situated in one of Toorak´s most prestigious locations, this luxurious residence impressively blends classical architectural elements with sublime contemporary style. The finest finishes are showcased through beautiful sitting room, study/4th bedroom with en-suite and expansive living/dining room with a lavish Gaggenau marble kitchen opening to a glorious northwest garden with plunge pool. A curved staircase and lift lead up to three gorgeous bedrooms with en-suites and down to a versatile recreation/ cinema room and 5-car garage.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 10.30am

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Nicole French 0417 571 505 Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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MALVERN EAST 16 Belson Street Captivating designer style, single level ease and a coveted Gascoigne Estate address near Central Park highlight the irresistible appeal of this stunning solid brick residence. Timeless contemporary elegance defines the sitting room, main bedroom with marble en-suite, two fitted bedrooms and stylish bathroom. Superbly oriented to the north and featuring European oak floors, the sublime gourmet kitchen with Calacatta marble benches, OFP and generously proportioned living & dining spaces open to a deep northeast garden with heated pool. Land Size: 810sqm(approx.)

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 11am

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Joanna Nairn 0419 994 664 Susan McGlashan 0417 554 224

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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BALWYN NORTH 10 The Boulevard Elegant Ravida designed & built European styled 2-storey family residence in the coveted Riverside Estate features marble tiled foyer, sitting room/cinema, formal dining, study, p/room & expansive informal living incorporating a state-ofthe-art stone+Miele/Smeg kitchen (WIP) & laundry opening to a fabulous covered outdoor dining precinct with BBQ/ outdoor kitchen & elevated s/heated pool. Whilst upstairs has 4 bedrooms, main with retreat, WIR/ensuite & family bathroom. Incls v/intercom, alarm, heating & cooling, d/vac., rem/dble garage (I/A & OSP). Land size: 836sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 12.30pm

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James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Anton Zhouk 0430 224 438

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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SURREY HILLS 100 Croydon Road This impeccably presented Victorian family residence c1890 perfectly located close to Surrey Hills Village, Canterbury Sports Ground, Maling Road, schools & transport features a stylish interior where the renovations have delivered generous living spaces over 2 levels with 5 zoned bedrooms, main with WIR & ensuite, 3 further bathrooms, powder room, study, sitting room; plus generous family living with stone/Euro kitchen, covered deck & rumpus overlooking a heated pool. Incls alarm, d/heating, evap. cooling & R/C air conditioners, carport+OSP.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 11.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Michael Wood 0425 280 191 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.100croydonroad-surreyhills.com

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TOORAK 1/125 Canterbury Road In a striking boutique building of only two by B.E. Architects, the inspiring style and designer finishes that define this stunning predominantly single level residence delivers enviable lifestyle enjoyment near Toorak Village. Customised cabinetry and wide oak floors create an inviting ambience through sitting/formal dining room and light-filled living and dining room with a state of the art Miele and stone kitchen opening to a private northwest terrace. Three beautiful bedrooms with BIRs and designer ensuites are accompanied by a tranquil study area.

Auction

Saturday 25th April at 2.30pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1-1.30pm

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 Kate Muller 0438 744 257

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.1-125canterburyroad-toorak.com

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SURREY HILLS 32 Union Road Serenely set against a sensational private garden and parkland backdrop, this charming 1920´s residence´s inviting, stylish and light-filled dimensions provide an idyllic family environment near parks, schools, trams, Maling Rd and Surrey Hills station. Featuring generous open-plan living and dining with modern European kitchen opening to an expansive alfresco deck and deep northwest garden. Abundant accommodation includes main bedroom with en-suite, three additional double bedrooms, study and stylish bathroom. Land size: 680sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 18th April at 1.30pm

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Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Stephen Gough 0439 844 855 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.32unionroad-surreyhills.com

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ARMADALE 11 Lambeth Avenue In a highly sought after avenue between High Street and Glenferrie Road, this single level brick residence set within a deep northwest private allotment represents an exceptional opportunity to renovate or rebuild with approved plans and permits (STCA). Comfortably presented dimensions offer immediate enjoyment while considering the options. Baltic pine floors and high ceilings define arched hallway leading to 4 bedrooms, bathroom, generous living room and large kitchen with meals area opening to the garden with store-room and 2x garage. Land size: 372sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 18th April at 10.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday from 10am

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 Anna Perry 0434 212 271

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.11lambethavenue-armadale.com

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ARMADALE 26 Derby Street Nestled at the end of a quiet cul de sac, this sublime "Provence" style cottage has been brilliantly refurbished to create a charming sanctuary all within walking distance to High St, Beatty Ave, cafes and trams. Whitewashed walls, expanses of glass and parquetry floors establish a light filled ambience through the living/dining room with stunning kitchen opening to a sensational private northwest courtyard and studio. The main bedroom with elegant en-suite is complemented by a second bedroom, designer bathroom and retreat. OSP via street and 2nd OSP via ROW.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11-11.30am

Contact

James Scarff 0419 233 377 Hugh Tomlinson 0409 427 483

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.26derbystreet-armadale.com

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CAMBERWELL 12 Athelstan Road A prized tree-lined locale near Camberwell Junction, great schools, trams and parks and a deep west-facing allotment highlight this substantial solid brick 3-bedroom Edwardian residence´s exceptional potential to renovate, build a new luxury family home or alternatively as a dual occupancy development (STCA). Original proportions and high ceilings distinguish the generous sitting room and spacious living/ dining room. The kitchen with meals area and sunny living room with kitchenette open to the deep private west-facing garden. Land 743sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 11.30am

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Thursday 12.45-1.15pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.12athelstanroad-camberwell.com

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CANTERBURY 6 Willow Grove Step inside & soak up the ambience of this stylishly renovated family period residence with contemporary family accommodation featuring highly polished timber floors, sitting room (OFP), study, main bedroom, smart bathroom plus a superb new Stone/Euro S/S kitchen with dining area & adjacent laundry. Zoned to the rear are a further 3 bedrooms, family bathroom & a generous living area spilling out to a north-facing deck & covered alfresco area. Incls heating & cooling, landscaping & OSP. Ideally positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac leading to Riversdale Park.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 10.30am

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Thursday 10.15-10.45am & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Jack Stean 0434 588 664 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.6willowgrove-canterbury.com

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GLEN IRIS 165 Tooronga Road This cherished c1922 solid brick period residence´s generous proportions, classic charm & deep northwest corner allotment near good schools, Glenferrie Rd & High St trams suggest a myriad of exciting possibilities. An ideal candidate for a renovation & extension, it is equally attractive as a site for a new home or dual occupancy development (STCA). Distinguished by original timber panelling, the entrance hall introduces sitting room, formal dining, 4 bedrooms & bathroom. The capable kitchen & meals area lead out to the northwest garden. Land size: 596sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Dean Gilbert 0418 994 939 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.165toorongaroad-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 159 Tooronga Road Superbly set high above the street, the brilliantly proportioned & light-filled dimensions of this classic c1970´s solid brick residence have been impressively refurbished to create a fabulous contemporary family domain near schools, trams & Glenferrie Rd. Vaulted ceilings accentuate the sense of space through the expansive sitting room with balcony, gourmet Bosch kitchen & inviting living/dining spaces opening to private west courtyard. The main bedroom with sleek en-suite is complemented by two additional bedrooms & a chic bathroom.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Jason Brinkworth 0416 006 282 Justin Krongold 0403 163 355

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.159toorongaroad-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 8 Saxby Road This deceptively spacious elevated Californian family home is enhanced by its sought-after position close to Gardiners Creek trails & wetlands. The renovated & extended interior blends period attributes with contemporary living & features a crisp white décor with polished timber floors, decorative ceilings, sitting room, adj. dining or study, 4 zoned bedrooms, marble tiled bathroom & 2nd bathroom/laundry; plus CaesarStone/Euro S/S kitchen, north-facing dining area & sep. living room opening to a private, paved alfresco area & leafy terraced garden.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 9.30am

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Zali Reynolds 0422 576 049 James Tostevin 0417 003 333

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.8saxbyroad-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 7 Grosvenor Road Stylish renovations have transformed this period family home into a super contemporary living environment highlighted by an appealing rendered façade & much enjoyed travertine tiled outdoor precinct with covered dining & solar heated pool. The flowing interior creates an easy living environment with an interior featuring a beige & white décor, polished timber floors, 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite, new family bathroom, 2 living areas plus dining and a smart stone/Euro S/S kitchen with adjoining laundry leading to the sunny & private alfresco area.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 10.30am

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Thursday 11.45-12.15pm Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Zali Reynolds 0422 576 049 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.7grosvenorroad-gleniris.com

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GLEN IRIS 1 Clarke Street Directly opposite Gardiner Park near Gardiner station, trams, freeway, Tooronga Village, bike path and schools, this enchanting single level c1930´s solid brick residence´s generous, light-filled and stylish dimensions brilliantly cater to every stage of family life. The central hall boasting Baltic pine floors and ornate ceilings leads to four gorgeous bedrooms, bright bathroom and powder-room. A sunny retreat opens to a large deck. Oriented to the north, the superb Ilve kitchen and spacious living/dining room extends out to a northwest garden. Land Size 627sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Sally O’Connell 0413 474 474 Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.1clarkestreet-gleniris.com

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HAWTHORN EAST 44 Fletcher Street This gorgeous single-fronted Victorian close to Fritsch Holzer Park has been elegantly renovated retaining period features but delivering the best of contemporary living with clever space utilisation & loads of natural light featuring arched hallway, 3 bedrooms, full-width sitting room, sparkling bathroom, study/4th bedroom & laundry plus a stylish timber, black granite & S/S kitchen & generous dining/living flowing to a covered deck in a leafy low maintenance garden. Incls. ducted heating, R/C air conditioner, solar panels, garden shed plus ROW access if desired.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 12.30pm

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am

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Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Nick Ptak 0413 370 442

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.44fletcherstreet-hawthorneast.com

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HAWTHORN 55 Liddiard Street Privately set back from the street behind a line of Pencil Pine trees this superb double-fronted slate roofed Hawthorn brick Victorian is highlighted by a stylishly renovated interior. Capitalising on period attributes & features the home features a central arched hallway, 3 bedrooms, main/ensuite with a well-appointed north-facing granite/euro kitchen plus adjacent powder room, 2nd bathroom, laundry & dining area flowing to a generous upstairs living room & sunny wraparound paved courtyard. Also incls new laminated Ironbark floors, R/C air-conditioners & OSP.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 2pm

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Jack Stean 0434 588 664 Adam Vocale 0418 113 070

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.55liddiardstreet-hawthorn.com

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KEW 53 Cobden Street This surprisingly spacious 2-storey home close to popular Kew amenities benefits from contemporary styling & comprises full-width sitting room with OFP & opening to front verandah, powder room & laundry; flowing to a generous family living area with quality-appointed kitchen/ WIP leading to a private deck & deep rear garden - perfect for relaxed indoor/outdoor living & entertaining. Plus 4 upstairs bedrooms, family bathroom, retreat/study & northern ranges views, garden shed & double front OSP. Land size: 485sqm approx

Auction

Saturday 18th April at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 12noon

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Davide Lettieri 0414 018 707 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.53cobdenstreet-kew.com

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MALVERN EAST 43 Castlebar Road The irresistible allure of this captivating single level c1930´s period residence has been impressively enhanced by a sensational extension resulting in a wonderful north-facing indoor/outdoor environment perfect for family living and entertaining. Ornate ceilings are complemented by dark timber floors through the wide hall leading to main bedroom with en-suite, three additional bedrooms and stylish bathroom. The gourmet Bosch and stone kitchen and expansive living/dining room open to a wide north-facing deck and deep private garden. Land size: 673sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 9.30am

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Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 11.30-12noon

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Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Anna Perry 0434 212 271

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.43castlebarroad-malverneast.com

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MALVERN EAST 74 Coppin Street Displaying a captivating blend of Art Deco charm and inviting style, this impeccably presented single level c1930´s solid brick residence within a deep private allotment offers both immediate enjoyment and scope to extend in a coveted Gascoigne Estate location. Ornate ceilings and timber floors add Deco character to the entrance hall, main bedroom and dining room/2nd bedroom served by a stylish bathroom. The beautifully proportioned living room and well appointed modern kitchen with meals area open to the deep garden with studio/3rd bedroom. Land size 456sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Contact

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

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.74coppinstreet-malverneast.com

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MALVERN 27 Horace Street Behind the classic exterior of this c1925 single level residence, an inspired renovation has created a breathtaking contemporary family environment near trams, good schools and Glenferrie Rd. Streamlined high ceilings and wide oak floorboards lead through the hall to main bedroom with stunning en-suite, three additional bedrooms and designer bathroom. High ceilings are maintained through the expansive living/dining room, electric blinds, fitted study and state of the art Miele/Gagganeau marble kitchen with butler´s pantry opening to the private northwest garden.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 11.30am

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Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 12-12.30pm

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Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 James Tomlinson 0408 350 684

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.27horacestreet-malvern.com

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MALVERN 62 McArthur Street Stylishly presented throughout, this classically designed single level residence´s inviting, light-filled and generously proportioned dimensions deliver an enviable lifestyle near Malvern Village´s cafes and shops, good schools, trams and Tooronga station. Northern light streams through spacious sitting room, immaculate kitchen and relaxed living/dining room opening to a north-facing terrace and private garden. The main bedroom with en-suite is complemented by two additional bedrooms and a second bathroom. Land size: 392sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 Anna Perry 0434 212 271

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.62mcarthurstreet-malvern.com

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MONT ALBERT 75 Victoria Crescent Flawlessly designed to accommodate every modern family requirement, this captivating architect designed residence provides exceptional lifestyle appeal near excellent schools, Balwyn Village, Mont Albert station and trams. Behind a landscaped garden, Sydney Blue Gum flows through the wide hall to formal rooms, study/5th bedroom and the generous family/meals area with gourmet kitchen opening to a north-facing entertaining precinct with pizza oven. Abundant accommodation includes main bedroom with en-suite, three additional bedrooms and bathroom. Auction

Saturday 18th April at 11.30am

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Nikki Van Gulick 0419 325 911 Nicholas Franzmann 0412 247 175 Tori McGregor 0400 633 992

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.75victoriacrescent-montalbert.com

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PRAHRAN 5 Closeburn Avenue Tranquilly situated in a quiet locale near parks, transport, High Street and schools, this Edwardian residence´s blend of period elegance and inspired style is matched by spectacular west-facing garden surrounds. Pressed metal ceilings and Baltic pine floors are highlighted through the wide hall and three beautiful bedrooms accompanied by a 4th bedroom/ study and designer bathroom. The gourmet Miele kitchen, sensational living/dining room and freestanding recreation room/office/5th bedroom with stylish bathroom open to the picturesque garden. Land size: 446sqm approx.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

James Redfern 0412 360 667 Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.5closeburnavenue-prahran.com

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RICHMOND 3 Miles Street Loaded with period charm & warmth this substantial late Victorian double-fronted home enjoys an elevated position in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Richmond Hill precinct. The interior features high ceilings, polished timber floors, central hallway flanked by 2 double bedrooms, 2 living/entertaining rooms, one opening to a full-length verandah overlooking a paved garden with stone walls. A rear extension incorporates a central light well, bathroom & study area with a lightfilled north-facing kitchen/living/dining area plus a large second storey upstairs main bedroom, retreat & ensuite.

Auction

Saturday 2nd May at 10.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Stuart Evans 0402 067 710 Tori McGregor 0400 633 992

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266 Auburn Road Hawthorn 9822 9999

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www.3milesstreet-richmond.com

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SOUTH YARRA Residence 2, 126 Walsh Street This spectacular new full floor boutique residence, 1 of 4, represents the ultimate in state of the art sophistication and understated luxury in the coveted Domain precinct. The exceptional living and entertaining space featuring wide oak floors and concrete ceilings opens to a sensational covered northwest balcony with BBQ kitchen. The sublime Miele kitchen boasts a butler´s pantry. In a separate wing there are a relaxed sitting room with balcony, fitted study, sumptuous main bedroom with lavish en-suite/WIR and 2 further bedrooms with en-suites.

Private Sale $5,295,000

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Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Nicole French 0417 571 505

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1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

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www.2-126walshstreet-southyarra.com

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Ideally situated just 200m from Whitehorse Road shops, 109 tram, library and parkland, this immaculate villa unit off f ers spacious and ff light living and dining areas, a well appointed kitchen, two double bedrooms, modern bathroom, lock up garage and private rear courtyard.

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BALWYN NORTH 1 Harrington Avenue

Auction: Auction Saturday 2nd May 1pm Thursday 11.30-12pm Open: Contact: Saturday 1-1.30pm Russell Turner 0419 955 655 Classic red brick ideal to extend or build your new dream home with an impressive wide front facade on such a rare frontage of Anthony Panayi 0402 911 117 approximately 32.5 metres. Also a perfect width to create a circular driveway with a double crossing (STCA). Comprising:

LIVE IN, RENOVATE OR BUILD NEW -- LAND 1020 M2 IN BALWYN HIGH ZONE

room, bathroom, 3 bedrooms plus single lock up garage. Includes gas ducted heating and evaporative cooling. Perfectly situated near the Greythorn shopping centre, transport, Eastern Freeway and in the much sought after Balwyn High School zone

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CAMBERWELL 14 Bright Street ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES This charming 3 bedroom home with approx 890 sqm of land is located just near Hartwell shopping centre. Close to bike/ walking tracks, rail stations, city bound tram, parks and only 13 km to CBD, it spells convenience. Comprising huge master bedroom, near new kitchen, period-style bathroom, sunroom/conservatory, large open plan living/

Auction: Price: Open: Contact:

18th April at 11am Contact Agent Thursday 12.30 - 1pm, Saturday 10.30-11am Andrew Maung 0410 233 787 Russell Turner 0419 955 655

Last and not least, a recent stamped plan/permit for 4 townhouses, will suit an astute home buyer, investor and/or developer.

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KEW 18 VALENTINE STREET A marvellous mix of Art Deco and contemporary style. With recently refreshed and updated interiors, and the charming character of Art Deco design, this spacious and bright family home is a marvellous mix of contemporary and classic style. The quiet cul-de-sac position is within the Kew High School zone and walking distance to Kew Junction, public transport and a great variety of private schools. Abundant northern light fills the well-presented interior which includes 4 generous bedrooms, playroom/nursery, 3 living areas, updated bathrooms, study, modernised kitchen/meals, inverter air-con and hydronic heating throughout. Also features attractive landscaped gardens with a paved alfresco area and off-street parking.

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Thurs 11.30 - 12.00pm & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Sat 2nd May - 1.00pm 45 / C7 $1,700,000 - $1,870,000 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Kehren Eade 0419 395 614 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000

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MALVERN 23 MCARTHUR STREET Elegant Family Living in Malvern’s Most Convenient Address! Perfect for style conscious families with busy modern lifestyles, this sleek and sophisticated contemporary home proves generous accommodation and exceptional indoor/outdoor entertaining can truly be delivered by an effortless low maintenance setting. Impressive in every way, a wonderfully versatile family floorplan includes multiple living domains, a flexible downstairs double bedroom with zoned bathroom ideal for guests or in laws, superb stone kitchen featuring Ariston cooker and walk in pantry, lushly landscaped self-cleaning pool, heated concrete floors, ducted cooling, remote garage/ storage and off street parking.

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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat as advertised Sat 2nd May - 2.30pm 59 / E7 Price on application Andrew James 0411 420 788 Walter Summons 0438 576 233 Armadale 9509 0411

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SOUTH YARRA 1/27 DARLING STREET Front And Centre Stage At The Block. Come home to a magnificent oasis, where the finest finishes, luxury and a sophisticated interior are in perfect synergy. This is a cutting-edge apartment, with home automation, spectacular indoor-outdoor living, sumptuous main bedroom with retreat zone, a winning 5-star ensuite, and the very best craftsmanship. Lounge and dining rooms reveal exquisite furniture, solid timber floors, and plantation shutters. Outdoor living is first-class with a deck, day bed, barbecue and vertical garden. Brilliant marble kitchen and bathroom, all 3 bedrooms are outstanding, home office, cellar, and fingerprint security entry. Prestige living with a precision edge close to cafes, designer stores and transport. Note: property is being sold fully furnished. Investors note: huge depreciation allowances apply. Indicative schedule available on request.

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As Advertised Tues 28th April 58 / D2 Please contact Agent Mark Konishi 0412 825 852 Georgia Whitford 0434 827 563 David Wood 0418 315114 South Yarra 9868 5444

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• 3/4 bedrooms - walk in robe and built in robes, ensuite to master, views out to light well and terrace area

• Open plan living, dining and kitchen area flowing out to... • Stunning and private paved terrace - fountain, hanging chair,

vertical garden (self-watering) and automated vertical louvres Beautiful living/lounge zone with gas log fire Expansive family room or home theatre Private master level retreat - ethanol room heater 2 lux bathrooms plus large powder room - twin vanity, heated towel rail and spectacular ceramic bath • Spacious entertainers kitchen - stainless steel Delonghi appliances, gas cooker, 2 electric ovens and bar access from terrace through café doors • Lock up garage for 2 - secure access to townhouse • Other features include - climate controlled wine cellar (space for over 500 wine bottles), storage room, separate laundry, laundry chute from each level, full home automation (CBUS) and fingerprint recognition access

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CHARMING INNER-CITY EDWARDIAN WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES Let your dreams take centre stage with this premium classic brick Edwardian, comfortably appointed throughout yet offering renovation potential or re-development (S.T.C.A.). • 2 generous sized double bedrooms with BIRs • Substantial formal light-filled living • Functional kitchen incorporating sep dining area • Workshop/studio/home office/self contained unit • Rear courtyard garden with pergola and decking

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This unforgettable residence designed by Ralph Chalmers, responds to every imaginable family desire with a level of luxury far beyond conventional limits. The refinement of inviting reception rooms is matched by the huge, light filled family friendliness of north facing living, dining and entertaining areas around a spectacular marble and Gaggenau kitchen. Central lift, home cinema, separate games room, climate controlled wine cellar, solar/gas heated self cleaning pool and spa and five car garage are only the start of this landmark residence´s irresistible story in an elite Armadale setting.

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Lower Plenty 75 Cleveland Av A e "Birkenmoor"- circa 1920 A grand home, constructed circa 1920 from stone quarried from the land on which it so proudly stands, "Birkenmoor" is positioned at the highest point of a gently undulating 7.3 acres (approx.) and reached by a tree-lined meandering driveway. Features include gym, large pool, sauna, triple garage with loft storage, Olympic size equestrian mĂŠnage, ample paddock space, barn, stables and yards surrounded by beautiful rolling lawns planted with mature trees, water feature and dam. Expressions Of Interest: Offers Close Monday 4th May at 5pm (Unless Sold Prior).

Eltham / Greensborough / Doreen

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Expressions of Interest Inspect Thursday 2 - 3pm & Saturday 3:30 - 4:30pm Contact Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 Contact Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Office 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444 Web propertyinprofile.com.au/75cleveland

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www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411

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www.williamsbatters.com.au | 159-161 Toorak Road, South Yarra | 9866 4411

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4 Kingswood Court

eldersrealestate.com.au “Tallaringa” Surf Coast Via Geelong Victoria 190 Bluestone School Rd Connewarre Outstanding Positioned Surf Coast Acreage – Minutes Torquay – Barwon Heads For Auction – Saturday 9th May 2015 at 11 am on site • 5 Acres (2 Ha) of prime land, 2 road frontages. • 3 bedroom brick veneer home in established garden setting, garaging. • Town water connected. ‘Tallaringa’ Situated in a tightly held and capital appreciating region. 10 Mins Torquay-Surf Coast, 10 Mins Barwon Heads, 15 Mins Ring Road, 15 Mins Railway Station, 20 Mins Geelong, 35 Mins Avalon Airport, 70 Mins Melbourne CBD and International Airport Inspection: Strictly by appointment with agent

2249 Mornington-Flinders Road

Ken Drysdale 0409 195 470 Elders Geelong 03 5225 5000 | Web Id 7838844

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THE HOME DIRECTORY REMOVALS AND STORAGE Transcorp Removals and Storage

Voted # 1 Last 7 Years. Professional Home Movers since 1989. Small or Large Trucks with experienced removalist & staff to Valet Pre-Pack and Unpack your boxes if needed. We sell boxes too and only charge what has been used. Melbourne & Interstate Professionals. FREE Quote Now! Contact: 1300 466 838 www.transcorpremovalsandstorage.com.au 1174365-PB10-15

PAINTING Matt’s Painting and Decorating

Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Period to contemporary. Experienced porters paint applicator and specialist in wallpaper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create. Contact: Matt 0418 384 620 or 9803 5102

www.mpainting.com.au

BATHROOMS

Bathrooms ‘R’ Us We do it all, from

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

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 1142467-RC28-14

PAINTING David’s Master Painters

We love to paint & make every effort to esure great service, attention to detail with a premium finish. We respect your privacy and space and make working at your home easy. Free colour/ consultation, guaranteed work and fully insured. From a door to a complete building, interior /exterior we will look after your needs. We are your local master painters. Contact: Call David on 0409 565 323. 1177639-RC14-15

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

PLUMBING Baywest Plumbing

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

info@baywestplumbing.com.au

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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

CLEANING SERVICES

Campeones Cleaning Service

AUTUMN 2015

DECKING

GARDENING

Deck Tech provides a professional cleaning and sealing service for all timber decking, screening, paved areas and hardwood timber. Deck Tech will return your tired surface to a natural looking, hard wearing one. Suitable for all domestic areas including pool surrounds.

Contact: Simon Watkins 0414 248 346 Email: info@decktech.com.au www.decktech.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.

www.paradisegardening.com.au

GARDEN CONSULTATIONS Town and Count ry Gardens

Personalised service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks & revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice & garden designs ensuring your gardening needs are fulfilled. Contact: 9822 3305.

www.townandcountrygardens.com.au

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Contact: Jason 0411 300 772. www.jlhuttelectrical.com.au

Gardens By Glen 30+ years experience in

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

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

GUTTERING

Leafsmart Gutter Guard Supply and installation of Australian Made gutter guard product. Comes with 10 year guarantee. Available in all Colorbond colours. Fire rated ‘0’. Contact: call Liam today for a free quote on 0438 434 281. www.leafsmart.com.au

KITCHENS/BATHROOMS

FLOORING

Ultimate Kitchens & Bathrooms

Satisfaction GUARANTEED! Trusted specialists in: commercial, events, residential, carpet, window & pressure cleaning. Avail 24 hrs/7 days a wk inc public hols.SPECIAL DISCOUNTS But hurry, April and May only! Call “the champions of cleaning” today & SAVE! Contact: Rosita 0434 039 542 or SMS 0404 060 070

polishing new and old timber floors, lay timber or floating boards, non toxic coating, re-coating and staining, dust free sanding repairs, master painting and tiling.

Contact: Behruz 0421 077 461,

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.campeones.com.au

Eric 0402 691 089 or 9848 8712

www.ultimatekitchens.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 1140746-LB25-14

BA Floors Timber floor specialists. Sanding,

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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Paradise Gardening We offer maintenance programs that are tailored to your garden’s individual requirements. From initial consultation our team is focused on delivering the results that will make your garden stand out. Garden maintenance, full garden clean up, tree lopping and pruning, instant lawn and more. Contact: 0418 566 241.

DECKING Deck Tech

provides a professional cleaning and sealing service for all timber decking, screening, paved areas and hardwood timber. Deck Tech will return your tired surface to a natural looking, hard wearing one. Suitable for all domestic areas including pool surrounds. Contact: Simon Watkins 0414 248 346 Email: info@decktech.com.au

www.decktech.com.au

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THE HOME DIRECTORY

AUTUMN 2015

OVEN CLEANING

PLUMBING

SHUTTERS

Ovenu We provide you with the ultimate

Baywest Plumbing 25 years experience.

A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality

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 www.ovenu.com.au

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

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.comww

info@baywestplumbing.com.au

Victorian Shutters & Shades

Mr H2O Plumbing Company has arrived

PAINTING David’s Master Painters We love to paint & make every effort to esure great service , attention to detail with a premium finish. We respect your privacy and space and make working at your home easy. Free colour/ consultation , guaranteed work and fully insured. From a door to a complete building, interior /exterior we will look after your needs. We are your local painters.

Contact: David on 0409 565 323

Matt’s Painting & Decorating Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Experienced porters paintapplicator and specialist in wall paper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create

Contact: 0418 384 620. www.mpainting.com.au

Proficient Coats Our aim at Proficient

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

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

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.

Transcorp Removals & Storage Voted # 1 Last 7 Years. Professional Home Movers since 1989 with Small & Large Trucks. We can Valet Pre-Pack & Unpack your boxes and sell boxes whilst only charge what has been used. FREE Quote Now! Contact: 1300 466 838

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

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS

Mazens Rubbish Removal specialising in rubbish removal, interior strip out, tree lopping, concrete cutting and removal, mini excavation and demolition. Contact: Mazen 0426 873 781

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

Contact: Sergio 0421 966 274

Email: mazen.rifai.3700@gmail.com

www.windows1.net.au

RUBBISH REMOVAL Mazen’s Rubbish Removal

Over 10 years experience in all facets of rubbish removal. We are specialists in rubbish removal, interior strip out, tree lobbing, concrete cutting and removal, mini excavation and demolition. Contact: Mazen 0426 873 781.

mazen.rifai.3700@gmail.com 1178255-PB13-15

RUBBISH REMOVAL

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS Windows 1

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

www.windows1.net.au

1148549-RC33-14

1177567-KC13-15

GUTTERING Leafsmart Gutter Guard Supply and installation of Australian Made gutter guard product. Comes with 10 year guarantee. Available in all Colorbond colours. Fire rated ‘0’. Contact: call Liam today for a free quote on 0438 434 281.

www.leafsmart.com.au 1177688-RC13-15

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

www.almara.com.au

Coats is to give each customer superior service by providing high quality work at competitive prices, 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.

www.transcorpremovalsandstorage.com.au

Satisfaction GUARANTEED! We are the Champions of Cleaning! Affordable, trusted specialists in: • Commercial, Residential and Events Cleaning • Carpet, Window and Pressure Cleaning. Flexible availability for your convenience 7 Days, Public Holidays and Late Nights. Immediate start if required. Melbourne and surrounding areas. Rosita for further details on: 0434 039 542 or SMS 0404 060 070 E: info@campeones.com.au www.campeones.com.au

www.vicshutters.com.au

Almara Cabinets Winners of the

REMOVALIST & STORAGE

CLEANING SERVICES Campeones Cleaning Service

Windows 1 We specialise in the supply

FLOORING BA Floors

Timber floor specialists. Sanding, polishing new and old timber floors, lay timber or floating boards, non toxic coating, re-coating and staining, dust free sanding repairs, master painting and tiling. Contact: Behruz 0421 077 461, Eric 0402 691 089 or 9848 8712.

1175043-HM10-15

GARDEN CONSULTATION Town and Country Gardens

Personalised service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks & revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice & garden designs ensuring your gardening needs are fulfilled. Contact: 9822 3305

www.townandcountrygardens.com.au 1145343-KC30-14

TO ADVERTISE CONTACT AMANDA ON 5945 0670

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


Alea

Avenza

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Alta

“The One Carat Diamond Specialists” www.michaelwilson.com.au 725 Main Road Eltham 3095

03 9439 3111 info@michaelwilson.com.au

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