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TOP BLOKES Steve – that well-groomed, well-shod epitome of “man” – is back. This year he’s embodied by entrepreneur and model Nick Bracks as ambassador to Melbourne’s annual celebration of male style. The festival’s new Fed Square location is primed for entertaining Steve Talks (held in conjunction with ACMI’s Scorsese exhibition), and embracing what men want in fashion, food and finery. ● » The Festival of Steve, May 28, Taxi Riverside, Federation Square. festivalofsteve.com.au ONLINE \ Meet Nick Bracks
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Dear Readers, For George Calombaris, it’s dropping in for a chat about football and a seriously good coffee at his favourite haunt in Lygon Street. “In Melbourne we’re obsessed by coffee,” George says in this week’s cover story. “If you want a milk-based coffee, we have the best coffee in the world. I don’t know anyone who does bad coffee in Melbourne and if they do they close very quickly. I like that we’re snobby about that.” For Megan Gale, it’s an inner-city oasis where she can escape with her two-year-old son, River, to commune with nature. Channel Nine presenter Lauren Phillips’ special Melbourne secret is a quirky, dog-friendly cafe in a restored 1960s caravan – it’s “very, very Fitzroy” and just a bit hipster. Kate Langbroek, radio presenter and mother of four, doesn’t go out clubbing as much as she once did, but once a month she can be found letting her hair down at a city rock bar. “When you walk in there you feel something good is going to happen. The next morning is going to be terrible but that night is going to be spectacular.” As The Weekly Review this week celebrates six years since it was first published, we have
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At 26, Michelle Aznavorian has the fashion world at her fingertips. In just three years she’s gone from designing fashion in the bedroom of her south-eastern suburbs home to securing international It Girl and model Bella Hadid (yes, Gigi’s sister) to be the face of her premium Misha Gold Collection, which launched this week at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Sydney.
Nordstrom and Shopbop, the company really started to accelerate,” says Michelle. Celebrity endorsements help too, and she didn’t have to pay the stars a cent – their stylists simply fell in love with her designs. Even J.Lo has been spotted on the red carpet wearing Misha Collection. Where to now? From mid-year her designs will be stocked in Myer, then she’s ready to take on the world. “The aim is to get the premium Misha Gold collection in stores in the US, which is a huge market.”
In the beginning … At 17, Michelle started buying designer clothes from op shops to sell online for pocket money. After studying at Melbourne School of Fashion then working as an assistant buyer, she launched her own collection of mid-priced sexy and elegant dresses. She debuted at MBFWA last year as part of the New Generation show and this year returns with Bella Hadid walking the runway. The big break … Misha Collection launched in the US in 2014. “Once we got deals with Neiman Marcus,
What’s the buzz? Since starting her own label in 2013, the former assistant buyer for Forever New has won over celebrities, including singer and actress Ariana Grande, the Kardashian sisters, Gigi and Bella Hadid, as well as their mother Yolanda, with her sexy silhouettes and pantsuits in neutral tones.
Look out for … Misha Gold Collection – instore in Myer from July and available online.
The best part about success? “The international celebrity recognition and doing a photo shoot with Bella was a huge accomplishment,” says Michelle. “It’s been a lot of hard work but the results are showing. To have Bella open and close my [Sydney] show for me was a huge feat. I was on my honeymoon in New York in February and did the campaign shoot with her in a studio while I was there.” If I could do it all again … “I don’t think I’d change a thing. I am a very determined individual and I’ve worked hard.” ● JANE ROCCA email@example.com » mishacollection.com.au
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PETER WILMOTH ASKS SOME OF our FAVOURITE FACES TO REVEAL A SECRET about the city they love Lauren Phillips \
Grub Food V Van, Fitzroy
Eclectic, diverse and just a little bit hipster. That’s Fitzroy, and Channel Nine Postcards presenter Lauren Phillips likes it that way. That’s where she has her Melbourne “secret”. Lauren is a proud Fitzroy resident and, with her husband and two dogs, often visits a quirky cafe in Moor Street (just off Brunswick Street) called the Grub Food Van. “It’s very Fitzroy, very relaxed, the people are super-friendly,” Lauren says. Set in a 1965 Airstream van originally from Iowa in the US, the cafe is described on its website as “a giant oversized grub in aluminium casing”. The cafe features produce grown in the greenhouse on site and there’s even table tennis. Crucially for Lauren, it’s dog-friendly. “The crowd is quite eclectic and there are lots of people with dogs,” she says. “We go in the morning with the dogs and have a coffee, or go down at night and have tacos and a couple of beers, dogs there as well. It’s nice to find places where we can take them with us.” ●
Father Bob Maguire \ Royal Botanic Gardens
At 81 (“I’m 81 going on 1000”), the chairman of the Bob Maguire foundation leads a life that would buckle people half his age, so he needs to find some solace at his secret spot. “There’s an oak tree in the Botanic Gardens inside the main gate, just down from the caretaker’s cottage,” he says. “I go and sit on a seat and watch the leaves falling and wait for the one with my name on it. I stare at it from a seat, which has got on it, ‘This seat is in memory of our deceased daughter’ – or similar words. “The Botanic Gardens has always been good for me over 40 years. Having no wife, child, mother or manager, I decided Mother Nature would nurture me at her bosom. It means I’m well and chirpy, I can still look on the bright side of life.” ●
PICTURES \ SCOTT McNAUGHTON George Calombaris \
DOC Espresso, LLygon Street, Carlton
George Calombaris is a happy man when he’s standing at the bar of his Melbourne “secret” DOC Espresso with a coffee, chatting to staff and customers about his great passion football (soccer). “DOC is my favourite place to hang out,” says the chef and MasterChef judge. “I’ve been going there since day one. It’s gone from being this little hole in the wall to now – still a hole in the wall, but it’s got a delicatessen next door. “The coffee’s incredible and you can stand and drink it, you don’t have to sit down. “You stand there, drink your coffee, 10 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ MAY 18, 2016
watch the world go by and off you go. We all discuss the football and argue. That’s what I love about it, we all become coaches.” He says the deli next door has the “best mortadella and cured meats. He’s got all the good stuff. When I’m taking international chefs around I’ll take them there.” And, he says, they take coffee seriously. “Don’t go there and ask for an extra-large cappuccino because you’re not going to get it,” he says. “I love that. In Melbourne we’re obsessed by coffee. If you want a milk-based coffee, we have the best in the world … I like that we’re snobby about that.” ●
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Megan Gale \
Collingwood Children’s Farm
It’s a long way from the glamorous world of modelling and filmmaking. Megan Gale relishes the chance to at least simulate the feeling of escape from the city at the Collingwood Children’s Farm. “It’s a really beautiful family environment,” says Megan. “I absolutely love it. Before having my son I used to love going there for the markets when they were on once a month, because they had the best produce. Now I enjoy it on a whole new level with my son (River, who’s two). “It’s remarkable how removed you feel. You could be up in the Dandenongs or up at Daylesford. It’s very calm and peaceful. And they look after the animals so beautifully there. ” ●
“you could be up in the dandenongs or daylesford” Sam Newman \
The Oscar-winning animator recently moved to the CBD to live and is rediscovering its hidden charms. From his place he can see the MCG, Government House and Federation Square, but it’s the fountain wall at the City Square that has captivated the artist in him. On the wall, which uses recycled water, people began sticking up messages and pictures made from dried leaves. It is the most temporary of “installations”. “They stopped the water wall while the drought was on,” Adam says. “When it was turned on again someone stuck a leaf to it and people started making pictures and writing slogans. It’s one of those spontaneous things, without any government interference,” he says. “I don’t know how long the leaves stick before they fall off or get ripped off each night by cleaners. The more those sorts of things happen in any city the better. It makes the city more liveable.” ●
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John Bertrand \
As a busy radio presenter (co-presenter on KIIS 101.1’s Hughesy and Kate Kate) and mother of four, Kate Langbroek doesn’t go out clubbing as much as she once did. Still, once a month isn’t too bad. “I like to go to my husband’s bar Cherry, in the city. It’s a rock bar. When you walk in there you feel something good is going to happen. The next morning is going to be terrible but that night is going to be spectacular,” she says. “It’s a fun, free, crazy place. You could get in wearing a vintage 1970s velvet suit, but not an office suit. It’s a place where you walk in the door and you are your funnest self. “When Lady Gaga was in town she turned up and danced on the bar,” she recalls. “We had left about 20 minutes earlier. I was with my husband and his business partner James Young – this is indicative of the place – not one of the people who worked there thought to call either of the partners.” ●
During a life in sport and business, John Bertrand and his wife Rasa have for decades found solace walking in Fawkner Park, South Yarra, with their dogs. It’s not only a chance to enjoy the wide open beauty of the park, but an opportunity to have the time and space to talk. “It’s my Zen moment,” says the yachting legend and president of Swimming Australia. “We go right round the circuit and we’ve done that for many years. We live close by. It’s beautiful. We’ve built businesses, we’ve solved problems, we’ve solved challenges. It’s the opportunity for a debrief.” John says the long walks have helped inspire rumination and reflection. “Men, for some reason, don’t talk very easily unless they’re walking and talking,” he says. “It’s an opportunity to talk and to listen. To see nature doing its thing, regardless of what us humans do, is grounding.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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Natalie Bassingthwaighte \
Aurora Spa, The Prince Hotel, St Kilda
Jenny’s Hot Bread, Riversdale Road, Camberwell
key is to get there at 11.45 am otherwise there’s a queue of Camberwellians getting their lunch. They never run out, though. “My kids love it,” she says. “I’ll get change from $25, lunch for everybody. It’s so delicious.” It’s the simplicity she loves. “Jenny who runs it doesn’t suffer fools gladly. You get in there and tell her whether you want option one or option two and that’s it. “I love Melbourne so much. I think the great thing is you can spend $700 on a dinner here, but be honestly just as satisfied if you’d paid $3.90 for a Jenny’s roll.” ●
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Cherry Bar, AC/DC Lane, city
Adam Elliot \ Fountain wall, City Square
Chrissie Swan’s mother put her on to Jenny’s Hot Bread at Riversdale Road in Camberwell. “It does the best chicken banh mi Vietnamese roll that I’ve ever had and it’s $3.90,” says the writer, radio presenter (Chrissie, Chrissie, Sam and Browny on Nova 100) and TV personality (Ten’s The Great Australian Spelling Bee). “That’s pretty much all you can get there. You can’t buy a loaf of bread. You can get a chicken roll with sauce or without. It’s that simple.” She concedes it’s not exactly her own secret. “People queue out the door. The
Sam Newman, is regularly in the public eye and surrounded by people, so he finds it a blessing to be in an environment where the crowd fluttering around him doesn’t know who he is. “Whenever I wish to extricate myself from the madding crowd, I invariably head to the butterfly enclosure in the grounds of the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens,” says The Footy Show’s controversial panelist. “Standing among these harlequinned beauties of nature, I drift into the surreal world that is their aimless and confused life, pretending they’re important but oblivious to the fact they’re not. It reminds me of most of the people I come across. “The butterflies are not sure who I am or why I’m there so they completely ignore me, which in itself is bliss.” ●
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Butterfly House at the Melbourne Zoo
An hour of respite can feel like the best secret in the world. Former Neighbours star and Rogue Traders front woman Natalie Bassingthwaighte is these days busy juggling acting, two young children and her online children’s clothing business, Chi Khi, which offers clothes from newborns to size seven. So when she has a moment she spends it having a massage at the Aurora Spa at St Kilda’s The Prince hotel. “I think it’s the best day spa in Melbourne,” Natalie says. “It’s the whole environment, from the moment you walk in the door. You’re greeted and you sit down in these beautiful chairs and look out at the city and have a nice tea. From the moment you’ve walked in to the moment you leave, you feel like all of your senses have been awakened and you feel alive. “I do it nowhere near enough, once a month.” ● MAY 18, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 11
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NUTRITION BOWL @ ADMIRAL CHENG HO
HOUSE CRUMPETS WITH RO OFTOP HONEY @ CUMULUS INC
Health-focused cafes seem to be cropping up all over, appeasing even the fussiest wellness worriers but leaving the palate wanting. If you’re looking for a brunch that’s going to “nourish your body and pleasure your mouth”, here it is. The ingredients are more home-style than haute cuisine: house-made sauerkraut, wild rice, soft-boiled egg from Swampy’s, nuts, seeds and organic seasonal vegetables from local produce purveyors Terra Madre. It’s a bowl of everything T your body’s craving – whether nursing a hangover or after a yoga class. ●
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I have a real thing for house-made crumpets – springy, bubbly, piping hot … and yet it’s amazing how many places outsource theirs. Not Andrew McConnell. The crumpets at Cumulus are a benchmark for all others; they’re always perfectly formed, golden brown, never too yeasty and served neat, with your own jar of Rooftop Honey, whipped ricotta and a slice of lip-puckering lemon. I love bringing out-of-town visitors here for brunch because of Cumulus’ cool city outlook and uber-chic vibe … but any excuse will do. ●
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CO N G E E @ L AW Y E R S GUNS & MONEY Maybe it’s the return of Game of Thrones, the fact that it’s known to stimulate chi and kick-start the metabolism, or simply because the weather’s turning feral, but I’ve suddenly started finding congee – essentially China’s answer to “hot, wet, rice gruel” – strangely appealing, especially for brunch. LGM (for short) tucked away in a city laneway, is great for brunches. Go for the chicken congee with ginger and spring onion, then splash out on accompaniments such as crispy wonton skins, spicy pickles and master-stock tripe (trust me!) ●
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If there’s one thing chef Matt Wilkinson knows, it’s vegetables. He’s written two books about them, joyfully grows them in his kitchen garden and makes sure they are on his menu. But this offering at the wonderful Pope, of delicate blonde tart casing filled with creamy seasonal veg (pumpkin now), chunks of haloumi cheese, a side of grain salad with juicy currants and golden fried onions, plus an egg on top, is the pick of the bunch. ● ● 77-79 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East ● 9388 8858 ● popejoan.com.au
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Get some spice in your life with this inventive dish that takes its cue from Korean barbecue and kimchi. These beans are perfectly balanced with tender pork belly, kimchi and coriander, green chilli and crispy wontons. T To finish, slice into the black-sesame-covered scotch egg, and let your tastebuds thank you. Sip on a Detox Refresher juice with apple and cucumber to cool your palate as you relax in this uber-cool warehouse-style dining hall. JEMIMAH CLEGG D) LIE PP (SU
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I know! I was sceptical too, but this is a case of don’t gnoch it until you try it. From the same people who brought you the salmon rosti at bayside trailblazer The Little Ox comes a Scandi-Italian dinnerfor-breakfast hybrid. Imagine a plate of bite-sized potato pillows, soft in the middle, crunchy on the outside, with smoked salmon tartare, beetroot relish, capers, pickled shallots and a runny poached egg – aka nature’s mayonnaise. ●
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MOVE OVER POPPY KING, a new batch of MELBOURNE BEAUTY BRANDS is TAKING ON THE WORLD, writes Dhav naidu
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he story of Melbourne’s rise as a global beauty hub is peppered with household names: Poppy King (the queen of matte lipstick), Aesop (Dennis Paphitis’ apothecary-style brand spawned a legion of imitators), Kevin Murphy (the man behind Kylie Minogue’s tresses who created a cult-status eponymous haircare brand) and Natalie Bloom (whose Bloom Cosmetics started the whole craze of cute-as-a-button cosmetics). These homegrown mega brands conquered the world long before social media, brand ambassadors and beauty bloggers. But Melbourne has not rested on its beauty laurels. The industry is again abuzz as brands jockey for position to be the next global beauty powerhouse. We caught up with some of the contenders.
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Keston and Jeremy Muijs are poster boys for Melbourne’s uber stylish, but it’s not their sartorial smarts that have people talking – it’s their brand, Grown Alchemist. The brothers started out in design and product development. While working in Miami, they met a holistic food enthusiast who made them question the way they were living and consuming. “It was drummed into our heads that what we eat and drink is just as important as what we put on our skin,” Keston says.
The brothers drew on their talents and sought out the best scientists and formulators to create something sustainable and effective. “Grown Alchemist products are engineered with the highest concentrates with innovative formulas,” Jeremy says. “It is a balance of nature and science.” The made-in-Melbourne range is stocked in global style meccas, from Paris’ Colette to Milan’s 10 Corso Como. If that’s not enough cool cred, Grown Alchemist won a coveted Wallpaper magazine design award.
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Having launched in February, Stevie K Cosmetics is the new kid on the block. But Kate Fissenden, the brains behind the lipstick brand, has big plans. “I want to empower women,” she says. “I’m very stubborn and determined and want women to change the boys’-club culture in business.” Having worked in all aspects of beauty in Australia, Kate tired of the feeling that men call all the shots. She set out to create a brand with chutzpah and personality, made in Melbourne. She created everything for Stevie K, from design to website, herself. She plans to grow the brand and is already fielding offers from Asia, the US and Europe. She got the ball rolling with 12 lipsticks. “Every girl loves a lipstick but I want Stevie K girls to wear them and fix their cars. It is individuality, empowerment and a little rock’n’roll,” she says.
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A savvy bunch of five young people has taken Melbourne’s obsession with coffee to a new level. Their range of crave-worthy products is all made with coffee beans or, to be exact, grounds. Their made-in-Melbourne body scrub has no nasty anythings, just a good dose of caffeine that targets dry skin, stretch marks, cellulite, eczema, psoriasis, acne and scarring. One of the group, Steve Rowley, a cafe
owner, hit on the idea when he mentioned that some of his customers were asking for the waste grounds to use as an exfoliant. Erika Geraerts, another of the group, says: “We got thoroughly excited and got to work immediately, only to find out what the humble coffee bean could do for the skin.” In no time, Frank the brand was born. The group gave Frank a complete personality, aided by a cleverly crafted Instagram presence, and the tills were soon ringing all around the world. In two years, the brand was turning over $20 million. It is still available only online. ●
Anna Ross moved from Dunedin, New Zealand, to Melbourne in 2009 and stumbled into jewellery making. During a design brainstorm session, she decided to launch a range of rings with complementary nail polishes. That was the start of nail polish brand, Kester Black. From six colours in 2012, the range has swelled to 60. “I did not want any old nail polish,” Anna says. “I wanted the best of the best. I wanted staying power but also fresh colours and the polishes are 100 per cent vegan and are five-free.” (No toluene, formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde resin or camphor.) Each season she replaces four colours. “I want the range to be succinct but also evolving,” she says. The brand is now making inroads into Asia and Britain. It is wholly produced in Melbourne. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
The soft dusky rose shade of Bee ($21.95) is perfect to add oomph to just about any pout. Frank Body
Coconut Coffee Scrub (200g, $17.95) It hydrates, nourishes and makes skin feel delectably smooth. Kester Black
The yin and yang shades of fabulousness for winter are Petra ($20), the ideal nude pink, and Rust ($20), a lust-worthy burgundy. ●
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e’ve had visits from Prince, Singin’ in the Rain and Andy Warhol. You might think 2016 in Melbourne couldn’t get any better but the good news is there’s no end of treats to entertain us. Get your red pen ready!
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Music The ’90s revival is in full swing, with an extraordinary array of nostalgia-flavoured acts about to hit town. Whether your tastes lean more towards Jewel (playing with John Mellencamp in June), the Whitlams (September) or the Vengaboys (October), you’ll find something to please. Aussie ’80s legends 1927, Pseudo Echo and Dragon tour in August, just weeks after the Cure, Culture Club and Kids in The Kitchen. If you’d prefer the 21st century, Ellie Goulding, Jake Bugg and Tegan & Sara will visit before October. Top of my list is someone who bridges old and new – Leon Bridges, whose retro brand of soul joins the dots between John Legend and Sam Cooke. The first of his two gigs is already sold out. TOP PICK
British artist David Hockney provides the remaining highlight of the NGV’s 2016 program, with a major exhibition featuring more than 700 works – many of them never seen in Australia. ACMI has a season dedicated to film director Martin Scorsese, featuring screenings, talks and 600 objects from the great man’s archive. My top pick, however, is Open House Melbourne, which transforms our great city into a gallery of sorts, allowing visitors intimate access to parts of the CBD usually kept behind closed doors. Open House Melbourne, July 30 & 31, 10am-4pm, openhousemelbourne.org
Festivals Melbourne wouldn’t be Melbourne without its near-constant onslaught of festivals. Still ahead this year, we have the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, the Fringe Festival, the Good Food and Wine Show and, my favourite, the Melbourne International Film Festival – still the best way to avoid daylight for a fortnight.
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MIFF, July 28 to August 14, miff.com.au ● email@example.com
Leon Bridges, Forum Theatre, July 20, $69, forummelbourne.com.au
Opera A bumper year for musicals continues with July’s Funny Girl (the first of three from the Production Company), before the bad Muppets of Avenue Q arrive in August along with Ben Elton’s Queen extravaganza We Will Rock You. The biggest hype (ahead of January’s long-awaited The Book of Mormon) is for the October Australian premiere of Kinky Boots, written by Cyndi Lauper. We’re also excited about Malthouse Theatre’s The Fiery Maze, featuring music from Tim Finn with lyrics by Dorothy Porter. The MTC has the much-praised adaptation of Jasper Jones, but top pick has to be The Odd Couple, with Shaun Micallef and Francis Greenslade. TOP PICK
The Odd Couple, Southbank Theatre, Nov 5 to Dec 17, $115-$129, mtc.com.au
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Opera Australia returns in November with Wagner’s mythical melodrama The Ring Cycle, staged across four nights. Victorian Opera will do its best to get young ones hooked, with special performances of The Pied Piper and Cinderella. The latter is a one-hour production that should appeal equally to kiddies and grown-ups. The performance will feature lush costuming and a chamber orchestra. TOP PICK
MIFF \ MARA & THE FIREBRINGER
Cinderella, Arts Centre, July 16, $30-$45, victorianopera.com.au
Dance Melbourne’s Chunky Move is launching Lucid, the latest production from Anouk van Dijk, and Sydney Dance Company is touring double-bill CounterMove. More classically, Australian Ballet’s remarkable 2016 season rolls on with new productions of Swan Lake (man falls in love with a swan, both die), Romeo & Juliet (boy falls in love with a girl, both die) and Coppelia (boy falls in love with a doll, lives happily ever after). I’m most intrigued by Nijinsky, a newer work that celebrates one of ballet’s greatest choreographers. TOP PICK
Nijinsky, Arts Centre, September 7-17, $42-$222, australianballet.com.au
Comedy The Comedy Festival has come and gone, but there are plenty of laughs ahead. US comics Craig Robinson and David Koechner (best known for the American The Office) will be at the Arts Centre. We’re also looking forward to rare visits from Ira Glass and Louis Theroux, whose quirky take on journalism has won them legions of fans. But when it comes to funny men, it’ll be hard to beat Billy Crystal, who will join Andrew Denton on stage. (ISTOCK \ SUPPLIED)
An Evening of Sit Down with Billy Crystal, hosted by Andrew Denton, Arts Centre, August 1 & 2, $109.90-$299.90, daintygroup.com
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“It’s not there as a gimmick. It has a kind of sophistication that you’d never dream was the work of a teenager,” Paul says. Last year another leading short film festival Tropfest tanked amid criticism that it favoured a limited breed of over-polished, jokey shorts. Although Matt Day and Brendan Cowell’s Title Card could easily fit that description, Paul says one of his program’s strengths is it shows exactly how varied the format can be. “We don’t have any rules. I don’t mind if I’m watching a film that’s technically primitive if I can hear the voice inside it. A lot of the most exciting feature filmmakers keep going back to the short-film medium. “Feature films can be such a protracted film, but you can go out and shoot a short tomorrow. You can be limited by poverty of budget but not poverty of imagination.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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utsy drama. Hard-hitting documentaries. Beautiful animation. Werewolves. Opening night for this year’s St Kilda Film Festival has it all. Paul Harris, director of Melbourne’s snappiest film fest, says putting together the launch program of short flicks is tantamount to crafting the perfect mixtape. “We try to offer a smorgasbord of what’s to come,” Paul says. “You’re tantalising people, telling them if you come to the film festival there’s a lot more where that came from.” Paul’s top picks include the Australian premiere of documentary Strudel Sisters (“a colourful and affecting film about a vanishing way of life”) and the world premiere of Henry Thong’s Content Censored, which was submitted for the Under The Radar showcase for teenage filmmakers. This year, two films from this category have been promoted to screen in the main program of 100 shorts – the first time the festival has let young directors crash the grown-ups’ party.
» St Kilda Film Festival May 19-28 stkildafilmfestival.com.au TITLE CARD \ MATT DAY
WATCH \ Highlights from last year, Overtime trailer, and documentary Content Censored
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WANT MORE? CHECK OUT MYKE’S TOP 5 VIDEOS
COUNTERMOVE Once again, Sydney Dance Company delivers a double bill of DANCE contemporary dance, pairing a classic composition with a new work from artistic director Rafael Bonachela. Cacti is a playful, slightly ridiculous piece in which 16 dancers are trapped on oversized Scrabble tiles. As they try to escape, each finds themselves in possession of a cactus. Just because. Bonachela’s Lux Tenebris toys with darker material, performed against an industrial electronic soundscape from Australian composer Nick Wales. ■ Southbank Theatre, May 25 – June 4, $60-$85, southbanktheatre.com. au/countermove
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE I can’t claim to have wholly FILM understood all of the most recent X-Men films, in which past and present have collided, but I’ll watch anything starring Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman. The X-Men films were the first of the new wave of superhero films and, a few missteps aside, have managed to blend teen action thrills with mature, complex characterisation. In this new film, the world is ending (again) but, more seriously, James McAvoy has lost his hair. ■ Opens May 19, rated CTC, 147 minutes, foxmovies.com/movies/x-men-apocalypse ONLINE \ Watch the trailer and read Myke’s review
EXPOSING EDITH Celebrating the centenary of the birth of French chanteuse Edith Piaf, this cabaret offers a life told through songs. Michaela Burger recounts stories from the singer’s often tragic life, while classics such as Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien are given a contemporary interpretation. The show finds a fitting home at the Melba Spiegeltent – where Piaf herself sang some 70 years ago. ■ Melba Spiegeltent, May 18-21, $30 exposingedith.com CABARET
Forum Theatre, May 21, $65 forummelbourne.com.au
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THE GLASS MENAGERIE At the tail end of the 1930s, Southern Belle Amanda Wingfield (Pamela Rabe) is stuck in a rundown St Louis
BABY ANIMALS I’ll admit it: I couldn’t remember a single song from this Sydney group’s early-’90s heyday. Having looked them up, I now can’t get One Word out of my head. A quarter century on from their 1991 debut (and 20 years after they split), the original line-up is back together for a one-night-only show celebrating those heady days atop the charts. They’ll play the first record in full, alongside other career highlights. GIG
THE CURE, ROD LAVER ARENA, JULY 28, $102-$345
apartment with her two adult children. When a gentleman comes calling, she sees an escape by marrying off her pathologically shy daughter, Laura. Belvoir’s acclaimed production of the Tennessee Williams play toys with ideas of memory and truth, converting scenes into a romanticised black-and-white film that plays out side by side with the action. ■ Malthouse Theatre, May 18 – June 5, $35-$65, malthousetheatre.com.au
Nurturing our future R I V E R G A R D E N – O P E N N OW Your child is invited to explore, learn and develop at River Garden Early Learning Centre. Located in Chapel Street, South Yarra, the custom-designed centre offers a nurturing and stimulating environment for babies and children aged up to six years. Our highly trained educators create meaningful play-based learning experiences in a range of inspiring spaces, including the rooftop garden and outdoor classroom. Children of all ages enjoy fun excursions in the local community through our Out-and-About program. Discover River Garden for yourself – book a tour now.
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May 20, 7pm. Chapel off Chapel, 12a Little Chapel Street, Prahran. Cost: $40 full, $35 concession. Inquiries: 8290 7000
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STONNINGTON JAZZ FESTIVAL RENEE GEYER Melbourne’s first lady of soul and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Renee Geyer brings her dynamite live show to Stonnington Jazz. With a recording career spanning 30 years, Renee is one of the few musicians in Australia to have released music in each decade since the 1970s. Her voice has an unmistakable and unforgettable power. Expect signature tunes such as It’s a Man’s World and her own distinctive versions of classics like Why Can’t We Live Together Together. ■ May 21, 8pm. Malvern Town Hall, corner of Glenferrie and Malvern roads, Malvern. Cost $25-$40. Inquiries: 8290 1333
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED: PIECES OF GIL SCOTT-HERON Born in Chicago in 1949, Gil Scott-Heron was an influential musician and sociopolitical commentator. With more than 15 albums to his name, his politically charged pieces illuminate, transcend and push genre definition. Known as the father of hip hop, he
produced music across jazz, soul and blues in a 30-year career. This premier concert, as a part of the Stonnington Jazz festival, features performances of his work by some of Australia’s finest soul and jazz acts, including Vince Jones, N’Fa, Ryan Ritchie, Hue Blanes, Hailey Cramer and Walter Saluni.
ZELMAN SYMPHONY – YOUNG ROMANTICS Romanticism and its focus on the individual artist as a creative hero emerged through the brilliance of the Beethoven symphonies. During the Romantic period, many creative geniuses stepped into Beethoven’s shoes – including Mendelssohn, whose genius features in this concert, with the darkly beautiful Hebrides overture and the popular E minor violin concerto, played by Kathryn Taylor. ■ May 21, 8pm. Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Cost: $37 full, $32 concession, $7 under 16s. Inquiries: hawthornartscentre@ boroondara.vic.gov.au EXHIBITION SEALEY BRANDT: MONGOLIA & BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN OF THE WORLD Sealey Brandt recently returned to Melbourne after 15 years in Singapore, where she
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EXHIBITION \ SEALEY BRANDT photographed families from around the world. This exhibition features her timeless and soulful images, shot with film and produced as museum-quality, darkroom silver gelatin prints. ■ Until June 11, Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6pm. Sagra Gallery, 256 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. Cost: free. Inquiries: 9079 5600 THE CHEMISTRY OF COLOUR BY MAANZ The Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand presents a collection of works from its members and other artists, inspired by the idea of “the chemistry of colour”. A variety of subject matter is explored within a specified colour range. Don’t miss this intriguing and colourful exhibition. ■ May 31 – July 3, Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm, weekends 11am-4pm. Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Cost: free. Inquiries: email@example.com ● COMPILED BY JEMIMAH CLEGG
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STAYING IN The Book of Uninspiring Quotes by Sunny Leunig (Affirm) affirmpress.com.au
When you’re feeling genuinely downhearted, the last thing you want to hear is someone telling you to cheer up. This book from Sunny Leunig (yes, son of that Leunig) offers a refreshing counterpoint to all those fridge-magnet platitudes. Quotes such as “What doesn’t kill you … can still destroy you in other ways” and “Believe in yourself … LOL” are accompanied by colouring-in images of divorce and Centrelink queues. Funny, but it’s honesty is kind of inspiring.
RAKE \ RICHARD ROXBURGH
ONLINE \ Watch Tim Rogers read The Book of Uninspiring Quotes
I was surprised – but not disappointed – to see the return of this irreverent legal drama. Anti-hero Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh) was last seen dangling by his leg from a hot-air balloon. A fitting finale for an often topsy-turvy character. It’s little wonder the US version flopped, because the blend of larrikinism and grubby wisdom feels uniquely Australian.
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Marina Prior and Mark Vincent Together (Sony) marinaandmark.com.au
There’s a sense of old and new worlds colliding here. The cross-generational union of musical legend Marina Prior and young upstart Mark Vincent speaks of a changing industry – Mark having shot to fame via Australia’s Got Talent when he was 15. For all that, the pair mesh beautifully, offering lush (if unsurprising) versions of stage hits such as Music of the Night and sentimental faves including Time To Say Goodbye. A national tour is planned.
Rake \ ABC, Thursday, May 19, 8.30pm abc.net.au/rake
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Peter Sellers’ tour de force makes a long-awaited debut in high definition, a half-century after its initial release. Made post-Cold War but pre-Trump presidency, this blackest of black comedies has lost none of its power. The humour – and the terror – inherent here is inspired by the sense that the deadliest threat comes, not from our enemies, but from the great vanities and small insanities of those politicians, soldiers and scientists who are supposed to be protecting us. ● MB
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O V E R H E A R D â€Ś 11pm Tuesday @ Burwood Road, Hawthorn â€œIâ€™d say it was a gift from God â€“ but thatâ€™s giving him too much credit â€“ itâ€™s all me babyâ€?
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Lydia Schiavello is best known for her time on reality show The Real Housewives of Melbourne. She recently started a website highlighting her favourite fashions, designs and recipes, and is the new ambassador for PM Automotive Group â€“ Porsche centres Brighton and Doncaster. â€œItâ€™s one exciting role. I love the history of the brand,â€? Lydia says. She lives in Malvern and loves it for its great parks and its proximity to Armadale and Toorak. Where do you go for a great coffee? Croutons for its coffee, home-style food, cakes and pies. Itâ€™s very Australian in food style and itâ€™s safe and friendly. I also like Monkey Bean for great atmosphere, coffee and croissants. For the perfect gift? Readings bookshop. I can always find a book that interests me, from cookbooks to fashion and design books. David Jones is also great and so convenient. They have great
buyers and I can generally find something funÂ likeÂ make-up, bags andÂ homewares. For a fantastic meal? I love Zia Rinaâ€™s Cucina. It has traditional home-style food and great atmosphere. For Friday night drinks? For drinks I tend to have friends over for a drink rather than go out. My martinis are the best! Thereâ€™s a great drive-in bottle shop on Malvern Road, and Toorak Cellars has interesting wines from around the globe. For a great new outfit? Scanlan Theodore and Thurley over on High Street in Armadale. Their clothing is Australian designed and great to wear. For some exercise? Robert Menzies Reserve is a great dog park to walk my dog Figaro. Iâ€™ll also go along Gardiners Creek and the linked parklands all the way into the city if I have time. â—? JEMIMAH CLEGG
Croutons Fine Food 1/475 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. 9822 2865 â—? Monkey Bean 475 Toorak Road, Toorak. 9824 1114 â—? Readings Malvern 185 Glenferrie Road. 9509 1952 â—? David Jones Malvern Central, 110-122 Wattletree Road. 8508 6111 â—? Zia Rinaâ€™s Cucina 857 High Street, Armadale. 9500 2014 â—? Bottlemart Express 1321 Malvern Road. 9822 1497 â—? Toorak Cellars 18 Beatty Avenue, Armadale. 9822Â 2070 â—? Scanlan Theodore 1063 High Street, Armadale. 9824 6444 â—? Thurley 1080 High Street, Armadale. 9500 9861 â—? Robert Menzies Reserve corner Henderson Avenue and Toorak Road, Malvern.
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GIVE IT A GO JEMIMAH CLEGG SHARPENS HER PENCILS
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The promise A relaxing night of colouring, wining and eating – all for a good cause. The reality The Windsor Workshop offers a number of crafty classes, has a co-working space for freelancers, and runs Colour for a Cause on the last Thursday of every month. We arrive at the cool upstairs loft space overlooking Chapel Street and are offered wine and nibbles right away. Some of the others have starting colouring, so we find our places and get to work. Artist Stuart Holmes has provided two of his amazing illustrations to colour in. I almost don’t want to ruin the amazing drawings with my somewhat sub-par colouring skills, but the high-quality pens and pencils are calling me, so I dig in. Part of the ticket sales are donated to the artist’s charity of choice, and Stuart has chosen beyondblue. Colouring is said to reduce stress and promote mindfulness, so it seems fitting we’re colouring to support a charity that helps those with mental illness.
The pay off I feel the worries of the world move out of my mind as I focus on my work of art – to use the term loosely. It’s fun to feel like a kid again, but with the good things about being a grown-up – wine, cheese and good conversation. The pain factor Beware of bumpers! It’s hard not to get precious about your work, and when someone get a little overzealous with the shading, the table will rock. Who should try it? Anyone looking to bring out their inner child. The bill It’s $30 or $25 each for a group of four.
WOULD I DO IT AGAIN? Definitely. It’s a great way to relax. ●
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Fenton & Fenton is an eclectic yet perfectly styled homewares store. It also offers an interior styling service and a staging service for people who are selling their homes, giving it that extra wow factor. Who’s behind the counter? Lucy Fenton and her husband Josh started the shop eight years ago after travelling the world. They were particularly inspired on a trip to India. “There were just so many amazing things and I thought, ‘There’s nowhere that’s selling these – it’s just such an opportunity’,” Lucy says. They decided to bring Indian arts and homewares to Australia, and opened their original shop on Malvern Road before making the move to a bigger location on High Street. What’s in store? Homewares, including art, furniture, cushions, lamps and Josh’s rugs, which he designs and can be made to order. “Our signature thing is probably the rugs; they’re a big thing,” Lucy says. “We do a lot of the bone inlay furniture. It’s all made in India; it’s resin and bone all intricately carved.” The shop also sells jewellery, scarves and other giftware – it’s truly a one-stop shop for style.
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Who’s buying? Lucy says there’s a mix of customers, aged from 16 to 80. “Often with young girls, it may just start off they’re buying a scarf or a piece of jewellery,” she says. “Then five years down the track they’re buying their first house and they come in for a piece of artwork or furniture.” ● JEMIMAH CLEGG Individuality: Fenton & Fenton has an eclectic range of products. (SCOTT McNAUGHTON)
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Street smarts Maria Harris Asks some leading agents to reveal the next real estate hotspots
very suburb has them … those “name” streets that give the suburb its pulling power. Clendon, Lansell, Irving and St Georges roads are long-time Toorak A-list addresses. In Hawthorn, Kooyongkoot Road, Harcourt Street and Hawthorn Grove are top-10 regulars. But what about the others – streets that are less well known but set to prosper and become real estate hotspots? We asked some of Melbourne’s top agents to name the “up and comers” of their patch. ● email@example.com
Cressy & Parslow streets Why? “They were considered the poor cousin to other more coveted areas of Malvern, but since Malvern Village (at the corner of Tooronga and Malvern roads) has become the new Hawksburn, these streets are in hot demand.”
Armadale Lambeth, Seymour & Stuart streets Why? “Always relatively popular, but now this is where the downsizers are looking to find a Victorian or Edwardian cottage on less land.
They want the same style of house they are used to, but with a smaller footprint and the added attraction of being walking distance to High Street and Glenferrie Road.”
Toorak Church Street, Stonnington Place & Russell Street Why? “They are in an area that was previously not a preferred Toorak location but now this is becoming a sought-after area because it offers an Armadale lifestyle with a Toorak address. Land values in the area have risen by 60 per cent in recent years.” ● Marcus Chiminello director, Marshall White
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Grattan, Brook, Mason & Creswick streets in the river end of Hawthorn Why? “It is a very cosmopolitan area favoured by educated professionals and foodies who are lifestyle-driven, want to be close to Richmond and want the combination of infrastructure with family surrounds. “These streets have got it all: a mix of period and contemporary houses and apartments, proximity to schools, trams, shops and parks with the river and walking tracks very close.”
Glen iris Take your pick of the streets in the Summerhill Road precinct up to the Ashburton Village: Yuile Street, Aitchison Avenue, Marquis, Duke, Johnston, and Y streets. Why? “It’s the same formula. Properties close to a train station, shopping village, parklands, bike trails and schools are winners.” ● Steve Abbott director Jellis Craig Hawthorn, Balwyn and Glen Iris
Why? “It used to be known as a bit of a thoroughfare. Now a lot of the new Chinese community are buying there because it is a wide street. Old homes are being replaced by luxurious, large homes. The new face is as a prestigious, wide, tree-lined boulevard.”
Surrey hills Empress, Sir Garnet and Kent roads Why? “Guildford Road always had the name and the brand, but now streets like Sir Garnet Road and Empress Road are coming up. Some of the houses in Empress Road have tiny blocks, but have two street frontages and offer huge advantages over time. Kent Road is a wide street with beautiful Victorian and Queen Anne period homes. It’s got a through-road aspect but it’s ready to surge.” ● Tim Heavyside director of Fletchers, Manningham
Toorak Myvore, Ledbury & Kent courts Why? “These courts were developed in the 1960s and the use-by date of those houses is up. For many years it was all about renovation, now it’s more about land value. People are now happy to rebuild. New houses will sell for $6-$10 million.” ● Mike Gibson managing director Kay & Burton
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James, McIlwrick, Earl & Victoria streets and all the other streets west from The Avenue west to Chapel Street Why? “Once not a lot of people looked under W for Windsor. Now Windsor is a go-to suburb. That end of Chapel Street has improved out of sight. It has new cafes and bars, shops and is close to transport with Windsor Station and Dandenong Road. A lot of that area was commercial or light industrial but that’s changing and there are some great warehouse conversions.” ● Peter Kudelka director Kay & Burton ●
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Perri Projects’ new series of “tailored living residences” with further projects planned for South Yarra, Toorak and South Melbourne. Perri Projects managing director David Scalzo says he has been considering top-end living options for several years, benchmarking innovative features in sophisticated integrated developments in Manhattan, London and south-east Asia. “When you are very busy at work and socially the ultimate luxuries are time and space and we’ve been working out how to best offer them to people. “Our architects Woods Bagot have a global studio and do a lot of high-end house design around the world and we wanted to bring this experience into spacious residences with high amenity within a smaller-scale project.” Woods Bagot senior interior designer Isabel Letham says the design philosophy was to redefine the idea of home for a modern demographic enhancing the way buyers live. Interior highlights include gas fireplaces, freestanding baths, Italian limestone and oak parquetry, while Paul Bangay’s planter-box gardens and landscaped courtyards will bring a sense of garden into every room. Completion is scheduled for late 2017. ● LIZ McLACHLAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Location, location The Englefield has a walk score of 99. On foot it is four minutes to South Yarra station, one minute to Toorak Road, two minutes to Chapel Street and 10 minutes to Fawkner Park.
new South Yarra development recognises that with busy modern lifestyles the ultimate in luxury is time and space. At 17-19 Chambers Street, The Englefield sets out to offer an abundance of both, using generous, house-proportioned floorplans and time-saving technology and services. It’s a smaller-scale development of seven residences within two minutes’ walk of Toorak Road and Chapel Street. Prices start from $1.85 million for a twobedroom, two-bathroom plus study residence with a total of 162 square metres, and rise to $3.95 million for the 301-square-metre penthouse. Most have a study, all have a laundry and the five three-bedroom apartments include a butler’s pantry. Inspired by Englefield House, the grand 19th century mansion that once stood nearby, The Englefield has a substantial bluestone facade with a porte cochere. There are two apartments on each of the first three levels, capped by the penthouse, and the building has been designed to give all apartments a north-facing aspect with three sides of natural light. Designed by architects Woods Bagot and set in Paul Bangay-designed gardens, The Englefield is the first release in developer
THE BUILD Address \ 17-19 Chambers Street, South Yarra Developer \ Perri Projects Building and interior design \ Woods Bagot Landscape design \ Paul Bangay Garden Design Sales \ Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 » theenglefield.com.au Living area \ 134-187 square metres Outdoor space \ 19-114 square metres Facilities \ Smart home technology, remote access, lobby valet storage, secure basement parking and storage, private cellars, porte cochere, building management, home service provision Pricing guide \ Two-bedroom $1.85 million – $1.99 million Three-bedroom $2.35 million – $2.595 million Penthouse $3.95 million
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Oak parquetry flooring and furniture-grade cabinetry featuring a bespoke marble and timber island bench seamlessly integrate kitchens within living areas. A striking grey Italian limestone used in the splashback is matched to the entrance hall cabinet, the fireplace setting and an optional bar. Benchtops are in marble, the joinery is 2pac and appliances include a Miele stainless-steel five-burner gas cooktop, integrated refrigerator and dishwasher. In the five three-bedroom apartments there’s also a sizeable butler’s pantry with further preparation and storage space. ●
All main bedrooms have a sumptuous en suite with freestanding bath, double vanity, walk-in shower and separate toilet. Each apartment has a bathroom per bedroom and some also have a guest powder room. Bathroom walls are finished to full height in elongated mosaic finger tiles with matte large-format floor tiling. The marble-topped timber-veneer vanity has a custom dark basin and there’s a tall timber storage unit. Aged bronze accents in tapware and mirror surrounds further enrich the settings. Some bathrooms have full-height windows. ●
Innovative use of modern technologies and service provision will free The Englefield residents to spend more time on the things they enjoy. Each residence will have its own secure lobby valet locker for pick-ups and deliveries with entry provided by owners using temporary access codes. The building’s owners’ corporation will contract for the provision of cleaning, dry-cleaning, security and other services for owners to use as they require. Home automation will remotely control heating, cooling, blinds and lighting and there will be daily building management. ●
PETER ROBERTSON ART WORK
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There’s a very Melbourne-centric theme to this piece of art by my friend Peter Robertson. This panel features his partner T Teresa Liano, who is a dear friend I adore. This is part of a triptych. I love the romance and how very Melbourne it is. Peter painted me for an Archibald once and it won the Packing Room Prize in 1994.
ome, to multiple ARIA award-winning artist Kate Ceberano, is a lovely Victorian terrace in a cosy pocket of East St Kilda, where she lives with her husband Lee Rogers (film producer) and their daughter Gypsy. Within the eclectic house, there’s a hint of old-world glamour, tempered by abundant wood finishes. Walls are decorated with paintings created by Kate’s mother Cherie Ceberano, who has a studio in the front room. There are chunky leather couches for devouring bottles of red, a communal kitchen, and a Tuscan-inspired garden that combines lush greenery with Italian cool. ● JANE ROCCA email@example.com » Kate Ceberano’s Anthology was released this month via Sony Music. kateceberano.com
I have a feature wall in our dining area where these big wooden Scrabble-like pieces sit. In my last year with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival (Kate was artistic director from 2012 to 2014), we made a TV ad and this was one of the motifs we used. It’s a memento from that special time.
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Martin Grant and I grew up together and used to count ants on the sidewalk. It was mum who suggested he make my wedding dress but I wasn’t sure if he would – he was famous and living in Paris. Mum rang him when we were in London and he said, “Yes, of course”. We flew to Paris, where I got fitted. I got married in 1996.
Our pool room wall is dedicated to my ARIA awards. I won my first ARIA in 1989 for Best Female Artist. I’ve only just put all these up in the past month. It’s a reminder of all the hard work and achievements I’ve accumulated throughout my 35-year career.
H A N D PA I N T E D M AT O N G U I TA R When I was pregnant with my daughter Gypsy, now 12, I became obsessed with painting. This is a fond memory of the day I was possessed to paint a Maton acoustic guitar shell, which belonged to my stepfather Ben Balfour. It lives in my studio and looks like a Russian turn-of-the-century artefact. MAY 18, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 29
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two of our most celebr at ed JOHN GOLLINGS John Gollings has been photographing Australian and international architecture for almost 40 years. In 1976 he was privately tutored by the renowned Ansel Adams in California and in recent years he has undertaken major projects such as the documentation of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This year John was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his “significant service to photography through the documentation of iconic architectural landmarks in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.” His favourite Melbourne buildings are:
ourite Melbourne buildings Sar ah Marinos about their fav
Di Stasio Farmhouse The Yarra Valley home of Cafe Di Stasio owner, Ronnie Di Stasio, was designed by architect Allan Powell. “This house is ageless and refers to the Italian hilltop houses of Tuscany. It’s free of corridors, with rooms that open off each other and very high ceilings. It works beautifully at every level. It’s simple, elegant and is the most sublimely perfect house in concept and execution. The galvanised iron frames, used to grow grapes, take the house beyond the Tuscan replica and turn it into a piece of modern architecture. I took this picture at dawn when the house picked up the early morning golden light against a stormy sky.” ●
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Domed Reading Room, State Library of Victoria Designed by Norman G Peebles, the Domed Reading Room officially opened in November 1913. At the time it was the largest building of its kind in the world. The dome rises to a height of almost 35 metres and is the same distance across. “I think it’s the most stunning architectural volume in Melbourne. It embodies the joy of great architecture. It’s exhilarating to walk inside and the scale and symmetry of the space are striking. It had just been renovated when I photographed it (in 2003). I had a home-made special large-format camera which was built in 1935 and I adapted a full-frame, large-format fish-eye lens. I shot on film and then processed and scanned – it was quite a technical achievement.” ●
Melbourne’s 297.3-metre skyscraper, designed by Fender Katsalidis Architects and built by Grocon, was the world’s tallest residential tower when it opened in 2006. It’s named after the Eureka Stockade, and the building’s gold crown represents the gold rush. “The Eureka Tower dominates the skyline – it’s iconic of Melbourne architecture. Nonda’s (Katsalidis) designs are somewhat eccentric but memorable and this tower has got interesting twists – the gold tip is genius, and totally erotic I think. When photographing big buildings, you usually stand at the bottom and point your camera up but I wanted to make the gold mirrored glass dominant. I was flying around in a helicopter for two hours and standing on the skids outside as the sun was setting.” ● CONTINUES » P32
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DIANNA SNAPE Dianna Snape has been named by her peers as one of Australia’s Top 10 Architectural Photographers in 2009 and 2010. She has photographed various Melbourne sites, from AAMI Park and Library at the Dock to WaterMarc and the Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club. Her favourite buildings are:
Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building is the world’s only Great Hall, built as an exhibition space and still used for that purpose. It was designed by architect Joseph Reed and finished in 1880 for Melbourne’s first international exhibition. In 1901 it was home to Australia’s first Federal Parliament – this was also the first time the dome was illuminated. In 2004 it was Australia’s first non-Aboriginal site to be granted World Heritage status. “The history of the building is amazing and it has stood the test of time – it is beautiful,” says Dianna. “It still feels like the space should be holding grandiose dinners and balls. It’s great that in this modern day you can have a design expo and be in this great traditional hall that has seen so much history and so many very different events. In 1919 they used it as a hospital for Spanish flu patients, and it has also held everything from poultry shows to baby shows.” ●
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The new Melbourne Museum, designed by Denton Corker Marshall, opened in Carlton Gardens in October 2000. “DCM have contributed great modernist architecture to this city, with the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Bolte Bridge, Melbourne Gateway and Melbourne Museum. They paved the way for more interesting work to filter through our landscape. The Melbourne Museum site was significant because of its connection to the Royal Exhibition Building, and the expansive forecourt or plaza is a magnificent pause between the two. Buildings like this help people appreciate and engage with cutting-edge design.” ●
The first building in Australia to receive a six-star green star design rating, CH2 in Little Collins Street, was developed by Professor Robert Adams for the City of Melbourne and opened in 2006. “As a photographer, this was one of my first major projects. From a sustainability viewpoint, the City of Melbourne has a zero emissions goal by 2020 and Council House 2 was a flagship project – a $51-million, six-star green-rated building. It was heavily criticised but if we don’t have these projects, this technology can’t evolve. This building has four completely different facades, each with a distinct sustainable feature.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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Carl Hansen & Son armchair and ottoman in Kvadrat Remix 2, from Cult Design.
hen a client asked the team at Melbourne’s Nexus Designs to create the interiors for a coastal house in New York’s exclusive holiday hotspot, The Hamptons, the designers based their relaxed, understated look around a striking Roy Lichtenstein artwork. “We responded to the simple architecture of the mid-century, California Case Study-inspired house,” says creative director Sonia Simpfendorfer says. “The quality of light was beautiful and the architecture and landscape creates a delightful, genuine getaway.” Sonia reveals the design team’s five key considerations when creating this striking interior. lawns and trees. We stayed away from green in the interior – the landscape adds that already, beautifully and naturally. Instead we used blues and yellows, alongside neutral beiges. Scale \ We kept the sofas low and long so they didn’t overfill the space. We respected the principle of there being no overhead lighting in the main living/dining/meals space, which led us to specify four Flos floor lamps that create beautiful ambient light, as well as practical light for reading.● email@example.com » This project is an entrant in the 2016 Australian Interior Design
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Simplicity \ The artwork, Wallpaper With Blue Floor Interior, was hung with precision to maximise its impact. The strength of the image allowed us to keep everything else looking deceptively simple. Welcome \ Our high-low mixture of furniture (mass market alongside vintage and new designer classics) creates a relaxed, welcoming interior where family gatherings, long lunches and year-round getaways are easy. Practicality \ For us, function always comes first. Can it be cleaned easily, can chairs and tables be lifted to simply change the use of a space? Colour \ The house is set against green
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ROD’S VERDICT All in all, this is a great little car. I’d happily have one. ●
which case you won’t notice. The striped cushions were a bit old-fashioned, but I could quite easily live with them. Otherwise I liked the interior, apart from the golf-ball vents that didn’t turn quite as far as I wanted them to. There’s a centre data screen, which proved simple to operate, but I would have liked a bigger tachometer – it’s a small digital display to the left of the speedometer that can be difficult to see in bright light. Steering wheel controls for the audio and optional cruise control are handy and intuitive. Rear seat room is limited and will really only suit children over any distance. The boot is generous for this size of car and is well-shaped for luggage. The car can be a little sluggish off the mark but once it gets going it’s quite perky. And it’s easy to drive and park, with excellent visibility. ●
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A TA TASTE OF TUSCANY 4 VERD VERDANT A AVENUE, TOORAK, 3142
nyone dreaming of a Tuscan villa might want to look a little bit closer to home. At 4 Verdant Avenue, Toorak, to be precise. This house on 831 square metres of prime Toorak land has a prized north-west orientation and a distinctly Tuscan air. It’s a bit like going to Italy without the jetlag. From its ochre-coloured facade with shuttered windows and terracotta roof tiles, to the paving around the pool and the vine-draped pergola, this house could have been plucked from the hills of Tuscany. The courtyard gardens also echo the Italian love of walls covered in ornamental vines, topiary, wisteria and tall trees. These low-maintenance, private courtyard gardens provide shade in summer and colourful foliage in autumn, and let light filter inside in winter. The original brick house, with solid-timber lintels and architraves, had a hint of “Eltham comes to Toorak” about it before architect Michael Munckton was called in to “Tuscanise” it in the 1980s. Now it has a very European aesthetic and gentle sophistication. During another, later renovation, architect Russell Barrett added what was generally regarded at the time as the biggest dressing room in Melbourne. It might still be the biggest dressing room in Melbourne. Just near the entrance is the home office or study. Rendered green-painted walls contrast with the white timber ceiling. The study has a large open fireplace and doors to the al fresco entertainment area. The hall then leads to the formal living room, with white-painted, raked ceiling and full-height french doors that open to the north-facing al fresco terrace and entertainment area. The huge open fireplace, terracotta-tiled floors, softly rendered walls and timber architraves enhance the elegant atmosphere. Beyond this room is a large casual entertainment and dining area, which also opens to the pool terrace. The kitchen, complete with marble benchtops and stainless-steel appliances, has an island bench separating it
from the meals area. In another nod to the Tuscan aesthetic, the splashback combines vivid terracotta-coloured tiles with inserts of pastoral scenes. White cabinetry below the benchtops provides excellent storage, as does a walk-in pantry at the end of the kitchen. Still on the ground floor, a suite off the main part of the house would be ideal for visitors. It has an en suite with dual vanity, large shower and walk-in wardrobe. Fling open the doors to the poolside terrace and it’s easy to imagine you are in a Tuscan villa. A gently curved staircase with wrought-iron balustrade and soft green carpet underfoot leads to the first floor and its two bedrooms. The vast main bedroom gets morning and afternoon sun through its shuttered windows. Three steps lead up to the dressing room, which has walls of mirrors, seats for trying on shoes, banks of drawers and a built-in wardrobe – with room to spare. The main bedroom’s en suite continues the Tuscan theme with terracotta-tiled floors and white stone benchtops. It has a separate bath, shower and dual vanity. A long gallery lined with shelves for books and treasures, collected from the owners’ overseas travels, separates the two bedrooms. The second bedroom at the end of this gallery also has a terracotta-tiled en suite. Window seats set back in the gallery wall offer a spot to relax with a book. In real estate, whether in Tuscany or Toorak, position counts. This property has dual frontage, with access to two double garages from Cloverdale Avenue at the rear. It is very private behind high, vine-draped walls, and can never be built out as the tennis courts of Royal South Yarra Lawn Tennis Club are directly opposite. That gives the property exclusivity but it is still close to the Toorak village with its shops and cafes, transport, schools and the Monash Freeway. ● MARIA HARRIS email@example.com
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Fast facts \ Architect-renovated, Tuscan-style property with north-west orientation on 831 square metres; dual street frontage; sophisticated garden surrounds; study; open fireplaces; french doors opening to north-west garden and pool terrace; stainless-steel appliances; ground-floor bedroom with garden outlook; powder room; main suite with vast dressing room and en suite; second upstairs bedroom with en suite; gallery or library; integrated sound system; irrigation system; swimming pool; two double garages with rear access from Cloverdale Avenue.
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Toorak \ 5 kilometres from the city
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Price \ $3.25 million +
Auction \ May 21 at noon
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PROPERTY ID » 2012762005
Price \ About $1.6 million
Auction \ May 21 at 12.30pm
Built by a doctor in 1975, this brick Georgian-style house is a fascinating paradox – a country-style estate three minutes’ walk from Kooyong station. Despite its posh position, the two-storey house has a relaxed atmosphere. Its rooms, ample yet simple, are focused on the lovely garden and pool. It’s so well made, the present owner has needed only to maintain it. To the left of the airy foyer are the adjoining living and dining rooms, with cream carpet and mullioned french doors to the garden. The kitchen has updated Miele and AEG appliances but is otherwise original in painted timber cabinetry and blue ceramic tiles. The family room has polished floorboards, a brick open fireplace and doors to the lawn. Upstairs, three double bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the main has a walk-in wardrobe and white mosaic en suite. Outside, the L-shaped verandah flows to a lawn shaded by a white-flowering Indian Bean tree. A detached Victorian-style cottage is a self-contained flat, with kitchenette, loft bedroom, bathroom and games room. ● ALISON BARCLAY
What were once Melbourne’s most modest houses are today some of the most impressive. This enchanting Victorian worker’s cottage has been renovated to showcase, in equal parts, heritage class and modern design. The facade features a timber verandah, panelling, wrought-iron lacework and leadlight entry. Inside, cornices, high ceilings with roses and timber shutters all speak to its humble period origins. Timber floors extend throughout the house. Two bedrooms are up front, both featuring open fireplaces and built-in shelving. Further down the hall is a modern central bathroom. The main bedroom is next, featuring a built-in wardrobe and striking marble en suite. From here, the house opens to an open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen. Stretching along the western wall, the kitchen is decidedly contemporary with fabulous concrete benches. A large open fireplace and split-system air-conditioning keep this space comfortable, while bifold doors to a rear timber deck connect the space to the outdoors. ● JULIAN HEALEY
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27-29 Tennyson Street, Kew 5
16 Swinton Avenue, Kew 4
21 Kerferd Street, Malvern East 4
121a Winmalee Road, Balwyn 5
Agent: Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday May 28 at 10am ................................................................. OFI: Thur 1.15-1.45pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 ................................................................. Price: $3.75 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday May 28 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Rae Tomlinson 0418 336 234 ................................................................. Price: $4.5 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday May 21 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI: Thur 6-6.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................
Agent: Sam Wilkinson 0400 169 148 ................................................................. Price: $3.5 million + ................................................................. : Private auction: June 7 ................................................................. OFI: Thur, Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
This immaculately updated double-fronted Victorian exudes classic period features, further complemented by a sensational rear extension with open-plan living/meals.
Quality constructed and flaunting expansive spaces in secluded gardens of 1285sqm, this timeless house is a brilliant offering in a dress-circle location.
Inspirational design and flawless execution have created a stunning, recently renovated Edwardian residence.
A magnificent expression of substance and style, designed for those with high expectations in the prized Balwyn High School zone.
Let's eat lunch @ La Q, 223 High Street Let's eat dinner @ San Choi on Kew, 300 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cafe 147, 147 High Street
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Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Centonove, 109 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Mr Hendricks, 469 Whitehorse Road
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KEW \ 62 CAMPBELL STREET Big, bold and bursting with beautiful ideas, this property is the epitome of the luxury contemporary home. Its bonus is a 798-square-metre site in a cul-de-sac opposite a green reserve and the Outer Circle Trail, popular for cycling and walking. Comdain built the house seven years ago, focusing on generous proportions and superior finishes, with stunning light fittings, co-ordinated feature wallpaper and a semi-circular driveway that leads to a double basement garage on one side and a single garage on the other. The elevated study and media room have north-facing park views, as does the balcony off the two bedrooms above. An airy central foyer is the hub to access the basement, laundry and powder room on the left and bespoke timber stairs to bedrooms on the right. Directly ahead are sophisticated open-plan living areas that balance practicality and grandeur. There’s a carpeted dining space on the right and then, on tiled floors, a sitting area, casual meals area and exquisite Smeg kitchen. It’s a seamless transition to corresponding outdoor “rooms” of a heated outdoor zone with barbecue kitchen, artificial lawn patch and deluxe pool with spa. Upstairs are two en-suited bedrooms, a rumpus room and two more bedrooms sharing a dual-entry bathroom with privacy doors for shower and toilet. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON
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HAWTHORN EAST \ 13 CLIVE ROAD Extensively renovated twice, this 1960s house has been brought into the 21st century without losing any of its original space and light. The facade has been reworked by architect Michael Archibald, and black-framed windows now contrast with concrete render. The inside is bright, with oak floors and white walls. The main suite is the first space off the entry hall. It’s generous, with a retreat that leads into the bedroom, where a big window looks over the front garden. Cream-coloured carpet extends into the walk-in wardrobe, before tiles take over in the en suite. Up a spectacular black-steel staircase are two more bedrooms, both with walk-in wardrobes, and two more living areas. There is also a family bathroom on this level. It’s the rear extension downstairs that steals the show. Renovated by award-winning architects Jackson Clements Burrows, it’s a long space containing kitchen, dining and living areas. Positioned on the south side of the property, it takes full advantage of views of and access to the north-facing garden. An island bench extends from the kitchen into the meals area. With a sink at one end and chairs at the other, it is both a preparation and a dining space. A window seat the length of the living area is just the place to settle and soak in the sun and scenery. ● FRANCESCA CARTER
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Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000
PROPERTY ID » 2012757963
Price \ $2.5 million +
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Auction \ May 21 at 11am
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23/630 Toorak Road, Toorak 2
26 Hopetoun Road, Toorak 6
Agent: Judy Balloch 0408 753 877 ................................................................. Price: $680,000 + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday May 28 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Wed, Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 ................................................................. Price: About $7 million ................................................................. EOI: Close Friday June 10 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI: Wed, Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................
This expansive first-floor apartment has undergone a top-quality renovation and flaunts the latest stone finishes and floating timber floors.
An imposing light-filled 1930s family residence set in stunning garden surrounds with in-ground pool and broad street frontage in a prestigious tree-lined street.
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PROPERTY ID » 2012754199
Price \ $1.1 million +
Auction \ May 21 at 11am
Built in 2009, this one-of-two townhouse makes the most of contemporary and natural finishes to create a stylish and comfortable prospect in a popular neighbourhood. The sitting room at the front sets a sophisticated tone, with polished timber floors and a modern gas fireplace. From here, the polished floorboards continue past a door to the double garage, a powder room and separate laundry. The main bedroom is next, with carpet underfoot, a bright en suite and a walk-in wardrobe. At the end of the hall is an open-plan dining room, living room and Caesarstone kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. There’s an expansive covered deck here, too, which steps down to lawn and a second deck. Upstairs is carpeted and consists of two more bedrooms either side of a study or retreat. There’s also a shared bathroom up here. One bedroom offers sweeping easterly views, while the other has a corner window with views of the front garden. Both have built-in wardrobes. ● JULIAN HEALEY
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TOORAK \ 13 RROBERTSON STREET Beyond the modest double-fronted facade of this 1980s residence is a massive house that was state-of-the art for its time. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a sauna and tennis court. The building occupies the front third of the sloping block, with the tennis court and garden taking up the rest. All living spaces face north. A wide terrace extends dining and entertaining outside to take advantage of the views of the city. The views are better now than when the house was built as the city skyline has risen. This property revels in privacy. Like living on the edge of an urban forest, it is bounded by the trees and gardens of homes in neighbouring Orrong Road. This somewhat faded beauty still retains a sense of grandeur in its proportions, vast spaces, sandstone-tiled floors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Two bedrooms, including the main, are on either side of the entrance. Both have en suites. The rest of this level is made up of a formal lounge, separate dining area and the kitchen with meals space overlooking the garden and tennis court. An easy flight of stairs leads to the lower level, which has three more bedrooms with en suites. A billiards/rumpus room with covered entertainment area and the swimming pool complete the downstairs picture. This house is close to Toorak village. ● MARIA HARRIS
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RT Edgar \ 9826 1000
PROPERTY ID » 2012743456
Price \ $8 million +
Expressions of interest \ Close May 20 at 3pm
SURREY HILLS \ 34 BARTON STREET POSTCODE
95 Claremont Avenue, Malvern 4
Agent: Tim Bennison 0418 332 865 ................................................................. Price: $2 milion + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday June 4 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thur 1-1.30pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................
3 Davis Avenue, Camberwell 4
Agent: Nikki Van Gulick 0419 325 911 ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday May 21 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI: Thur noon-12.30pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................
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PROPERTY ID » 2012759919
Price \ $1.55 million – $1.7 million
Auction \ May 21 at 2.30pm
With glass sliding doors linking sunny living areas to courtyards and a colourful garden, this family-sized house is an ancient Japanese style made modern. It’s also one of a kind, its artist owner having worked closely with architects Fasham Johnson on the design in 1987. The single-level, double-brick house has communal areas that face radiant north, bedrooms that face south and a quality material palette. The showpiece is the living room, where a vaulted ceiling, jarrah floors and a brick open fireplace make a smart frame for the view of birches above lush shrubbery. There’s an easy flow to the slate-floored dining room, then to the kitchen that has marble benchtops, timber cabinets and a Smeg cooktop and Blanco oven. At the rear, the family room opens to the patio and the fragrant, terraced garden. The pond features tiles handmade by the owner. All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the main has an en suite. The front study would suit a home business. ● ALISON BARCLAY
This four-bedroom residence, zoned to Malvern Primary, offers north-facing spaces overlooking a private garden and an oversized single garage.
Defined by modern-day elegance and filled with natural light, this Georgian-style house on 637sqm (approx) delivers zoned family living perfect for modern lifestyles.
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IVANHOE EAST 49 York Avenue Grand-Scale Luxury Living, Vast Land This sensational 5BR residence, one of the finest homes in the prestigious Ravenswood precinct, is set on a vast designed landscaped block (18m x 91.4m approx) with indoor swimming pool, al fresco entertaining area and potential for a tennis court. Impressively appointed, it includes formal sitting and dining rooms; expansive informal living/dining open to designer kitchen; upper-level family room; 5 double BRs (main with retreat, dressing room, ensuite & balcony), study & 4 further bathrooms. Close to leading schools and shopping centres, this sensational home includes ample storage & a 4car garage.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tue 31 May at 5pm INSPECT Thur 3-3.30 & Sat 3-3.30 OFFICE Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 CONTACT Liz Walker 0412 659 140 Gordon Hope 0403 613 577
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An Elegant Design, An Exclusive Address This spacious villa unit offers light-filled style in a prestige garden development just off the Golden Mile & within easy walking distance to leading schools, parkland, transport & Balwyn Village. With the special appeal of a secluded & sunny north-facing garden, this meticulously maintained residence incorporates a graciously proportioned sitting room with gas log fire, dining area opening to a slate-paved patio & garden, well-equipped kitchen, 3 double BRs (ensuite to main, another with patio access), 2nd bathroom & concealed laundry. Including a tandem garage, this classic home features ducted heating & cooling, plantation shutters & ample storage. 50 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ MAY 18, 2016
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CARLTON 118 Barkly Street
Period Grace, Architectural Distinction This historic former tavern close to the Carlton Gardens & Melbourne University (zoned Uni High) combines period warmth with timeless modern style. Renovated by award-winning architect Shane Murray to create multi-zoned living spaces, this fine home offers formal sitting & dining rooms & living room; clerestory-windowed dining open to bespoke kitchen with timber cabinetry and premium appliances; 4 double BRs (one ensuite); spacious study/5th BR; elegant main bathroom, laundry, powder room & cellar. With a north-facing courtyard & superbly crafted timber detail, custom cabinetry, roof storage & hydronic heating, this captivating CBD retreat is one of Carlton´s finest homes.
ULLINA 1641 Daylesford-Clunes Road Vale Hill Circa 1858 This unique & remarkable property, set on 10 acres in the pastoral heart of Victoria´s Goldfields region, has undergone an amazing transformation, located only minutes from Daylesford, Ballarat & Clunes yet boasting absolute privacy. 4 BRs, 3 bathrms, 2 kitchens & a double-height entrance foyer, Vale Hill House is a superb combination of late 1850´s bluestoneand-brick & contemporary architect design with interior spaces by the late Stuart Rattle, complementing the incredible outlooks. A self-contained barn conversion & outbuildings complete the estate, set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens. The edible garden includes 100´s of fruiting trees & raised vegetable plots. A dream home or getaway retreat.
AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT
This Saturday at 1pm Wed 6.30-7 & Sat 12.30-1 Carlton North | 9347 4322 James Keenan 0418 580 620 Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 31 May at 5pm INSPECT By Appointment CONTACT Nicholas West 0418 559 494 Tom Shaw 0438 118 903
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KEW 43 Kellett Grove The Beginning Of A Dream Take full advantage of this large elevated block, set on 640m2 approx of land, centrally located to boast easy access to city via bus or freeway, proximity to schools and shops. This home offers 3 spacious bedrooms serviced by a central bathroom with the added bonus of a separate toilet and laundry.
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AUCTION Sat 28 May at 12.30pm INSPECT Thu 1-1.30 & Sat 1-1.30 GUIDE $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 CONTACT Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Jessika Spink 0400 176 441 Kew | 9854 8888
SURREY HILLS 34 Barton Street A Timeless Design For Family Living Award-winning style give special appeal to this light-filled residence surrounded by landscaped garden & courtyards. It offers 3 double BRs (BIRs, ensuite to main), study/4th BR, expansive living & dining, well-equipped kitchen open to family living zone, main bathroom & laundry, plus garage, Jarrah floors, new carpets, gas heating & split-system a/c.
AUCTION Sat 21 May at 2.30pm INSPECT Wed 5.45-6.15 & Sat 2-2.30 CONTACT Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Kew | 9854 8888
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Luxury On A Grand Scale
One of TemplestoweÂ´s most coveted cul-de-sacs provides an elite context for this exceptional family estate offering up to six bedrooms including a superb main suite and an inviting guest room. Formal living and dining rooms are complemented by freshly renovated informal areas arranged around a contemporary kitchen of outstanding quality. Landscaped gardens featuring a flood-lit tennis court, swimming pool, pavilion, terrace entertaining and lush lawns surround this outstanding residence, with CCTV security and triple garaging. Land size 4011sqm approximately.
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TOORAK APARTMENT 41 , 546 TOORAK ROAD BARRIDENE - A TOORAK LANDMARK BUILDING A superb opportunity to secure this 4th floor Apartment and to refurbish to your own taste and decor from it's original order • Approx 220 sq m • Huge living and dining areas • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • 2 Secure car parks • Heating and Air-Conditioning • Swimming Pool • Building Manager
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Saturday 28th May at 11:00am Wednesday & Saturday 11am - 12 Noon Michael Kurts 0418 319 811 Kevin Biggin 0418 360 562 Level 1/946 High Street, Armadale 9828 4506
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Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111
MALVERN EAST 4/24 Hyslop Parade
SOUTH YARRA 2/4 Stanley Street
ARCHITECTURAL FINESSE IN URBAN FOREST TRANQUILLITY
STYLISH 60S SPACE WITH RETRO ELEGANCE
Enjoying beautiful views of the Urban Forest, this designer 2 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse provides upstairs living with balcony, chic stone kitchen, forest access & auto garage. Walk to Chadstone.
Stylish, tranquil 2 bedroom 60s townhouse with dynamic new kitchen, open plan living & dining opening to a relaxing Tuscan inspired courtyard & parking. Metres to tram & Rockley Gardens.
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Saturday 21st of May at 1.00pm Thursday 12 - 12.30pm, Saturday 12.30 - 1pm P.O.A Dion Besser 0412 556 443 40A William Street, Balaclava
Saturday 28th of May at 1.00pm Thursday 1 - 1.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 11.30 -12pm P.O.A Dion Besser 0412 556 443 40A William Street, Balaclava
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Camberwell 2a Thomas Street Stand Alone Stunner!
Architect designed by Daniel Meszaros whose family has stamped the city of Melbourne with iconic sculptures, this signature stand-alone townhouse welcomes you to radiant, European style living. Dine on the terrace overlooking the streets canopy of Oak trees. Relax amid the spacious, sun-filled open plan living room. Run a business or host a guest from the sep granny flat/4th bed. Exc transport & schools nearby & no body corp.
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Instantly recognisable due to its stunning c1904 aesthetics, this exceptional four bedroom, two bathroom residence is equally renowned for the opportunity it represents to secure a landmark East Melbourne address. Spectacular period authenticity defines an evocative sitting room and similarly impressive dining room, each featuring original pressed metal ceilings. In the same family since 1923, poised to provide a fabulous inner city future. 38hothamstreet-eastmelb.com
EAST MELBOURNE 38 Hotham St
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Ros Clowes M 0409 003 267 P 9518 7000
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• Large Double Block • Four Spacious Bedrooms • Separate Study and Retreat • Generous Cellar • North Facing Rear Garden • Undercover Parking for Four Cars
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MELBOURNE, 121/461 ST KILDA ROAD
TOORAK, 61/546 TOORAK ROAD
‘Kingstoun’ is home to this exquisite 12th floor 2 bedroom, study plus 2.5 bathroom luxury apartment with magical north-west views spanning from the MCG across to the city skyline and around to Albert Park Lake and the glorious bay. Superbly renovated, it boasts magnificent open plan entertaining, stunning granite kitchen, travertine ensuite, 2 balconies, dual lift access, double garaging (storage) in a security basement & resort style on-site facilities. On Fawkner Park, with the tram at your door. www.121-461stkildaroadmelbourne.com
Welcome to an overwhelming lifestyle of luxury with this 6th floor 2 bedroom 2 bathroom security apartment. With one of the best city views in Melbourne, this esteemed residence is fitted out in Deco style granite cabinetry and features 2 superb bedrooms (main with open ensuite), granite entertainer’s kitchen (Miele appliances), open plan living, Tuscan inspired bathroom, remote control double garage, dual lift access, an outdoor pool and resident caretaker. Metres to Toorak Village, schools & the tram. www.61-546toorakroadtoorak.com
AUCTION: SAT 4TH JUNE AT 1 INSPECT: SAT, SUN & WED 1-1:45
AUCTION: SUN 29TH MAY AT 1 INSPECT: WED, SAT & SUN 11-11:45
‘KINGSTOUN’ A FIRST CLASS LIFESTYLE TAKING IN THE BEST OF OUR MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE
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‘BARRIDENE’ AN APARTMENT INDULGENCE WITH SPECTACULAR CITY VIEWS
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CAULFIELD NORTH, 14/57 ORRONG CRESCENT CONTEMPORARY PENTHOUSE GRANDEUR
Indulge in the elegance of this esteemed 2 bedroom, study and 2.5 bathroom penthouse apartment. Superbly proportioned, this security residence provides entrance through an inviting décor foyer and includes 2 luxurious bedroom suites (WIR/BIRs & exquisite ensuites), large study/den, 2 impressive entertaining areas, expansive north/west-facing alfresco terrace (café awnings and mature olive trees), designer stone kitchen (Miele appliances), bay glimpses, R/C ducted air conditioning, lift access, security basement side-by-side parking and lock-up storage room. In a premier boutique building, close to Alma Village cafes and the Balaclava shopping precinct. www.14-57orrongcrescaulfieldnorth.com EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST CLOSING TUE 7TH JUNE AT 4 INSPECT: SAT, SUN & WED 11-11:45
Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747
Susan Wolper 0418 505 518
Rodney Morley 0418 321 222
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Balwyn 34 Monash Avenue Glorious Past Looking For A Brighter Future A prime position among arguably the Balwy w n High School zoneâ€™s most sought after tree lined streetscapes provides the wy ideal setting as you make plans for the future of this much loved home, tucked away on an exciting, enticing, level 671m2 allotment (approx). Poised to deliver comfortable accommodation or rental income, classic charm blends with inspirational promise as it awaits an astute buyer with a vision for a comprehensive and contemporary re-creation, re-build or redevelopment (stca).
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3 + 4 BEDROOM GARDEN HOMES FROM $1,200,000 — Autun’s garden homes represent an unprecedented feat of residential design in the heart of Malvern.
Generous and lush landscaped outdoor spaces provide a private and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle beyond. A modern blend of contemporary form and architectural flair in the heart of Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs. While trams, trains, schools and cafés epitomise Malvern East’s connectivity, the concentration of abundant parklands, manicured gardens and open green spaces epitomise its ultimate liveability. — To register your interest call Ross Hams 0410 160 151
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32 Hawthorn Grove, Hawthorn This gracious Victorian double-fronted solid brick residence sits in prime position in Hawthorns finest streetscape in the heart of the Grace Park Estate. This elegant home is rich in period detail with stained glass windows, marble fireplaces, high ceilings with ornate cornices & roses & quality soft furnishings. On a magnificent allotment of 1,150sqm approx. it is surrounded by beautiful flowering gardens with a tranquil water feature bathed in northern light. A rose-clad return verandah precedes the elegant black & white marble entry which opens to a formal sitting room, library/formal dining, 5 bedrooms, 2 family bathrooms & large laundry. A double arched hallway & sky lit ante-room leads to a large high-ceilinged modern family domain comprising kitchen with timber bench-tops, Ilve gourmet stove & Miele dishwasher, dining & living room which flows via bi-fold doors to the rear entertainment terrace with unparalleled parklike vista. Other features incls alarm, d/ heating, A/C, water system & rem/dble garage with rear lane access. This magnificent Grace Park property presents an exceptional opportunity to establish a quality family lifestyle in close proximity to MelbourneÂ´s finest schools & only minutes walk from vibrant Glenferrie Road, local parkland & public transport options. 32hawthorngrove-hawthorn.com Auction Saturday 4th June at 12.30pm Inspect Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm James Tostevin 0417 003 333 Hamish Tostevin 0408 004 766 Zali Reynolds 0422 576 049
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KEW 74 Charles Street 5
Extraordinary beauty, expansive grounds Eloquently expressing the grandeur of the Victorian boom era, "Talgai" (c1890´s) is an outstanding estate amidst breathtaking north gardens. Once home to Sir Robert Menzies, today it offers private and peaceful family sanctuary near prestigious schools, transport and shops. In a world of its own, this splendid 5 bedroom/3 bathroom home´s superb character underpins a beautifully updated layout ideal for the discerning family. Comprising elegant lounge, grand formal dining room, library, stylish Euro kitchen/meals and familyroom.
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CONTACT Campbell Ward 0402 124 939 Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 Steven Abbott 0407 324 240 ___________________________________________________ OFFICE
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Toorak Residence 3/589a Toorak Road Luxury Single Storey Residence Most elegant north facing 3 bedroom + study single storey detached residence, situated at the rear of this prestigious development. French doors open seamlessly from all principle rooms to large tranquil terraces providing the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living. Grand entrance leads to flowing light filled living room, dining room and magnificent granite kitchen. Panelled fully fitted study with partners desk, glamorous master suite with dressing room and bathroom, 2 further bedrooms, bathroom and powder room.
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David Colbran 0418 348 481 Grant Giordano 0475 770 035 Melinda Ma 0468 925 666
BALWYN/DEEPDENE 3/32 DEEPDENE ROAD Perfectly positioned for peace and convenience. Set at the rear of the block, this beautifully refreshed home enjoys a quiet position within walking distance of trams, cafés and shops. The spacious interiors showcase fresh neutral tones with plenty of natural light, and a great mix of striking parquetry timber flooring and brand-new 100% woollen carpets. Ample living space is provided within the stunning lounge/dining room with a gas-flame fireplace, and the open-plan family/meals area with a modernised kitchen. Also features a master bedroom with WTR and an updated ensuite, 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom, ducted heating/cooling, auto double garage, and a paved alfresco area with attractive easy-care garden surrounds.
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Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 10.00 - 10.30am Sat 28th May - 11.00am 45 / K8 Price on Application Toby Parker 0413 581 104 Chris Johnson 0433 466 463 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000
CANTERBURY 29 MONT ALBERT ROAD Pure potential on the Golden Mile. Positioned along one of Melbourne’s most iconic tree-lined boulevards, this 4 bedroom home is only moments to Camberwell Grammar and Girls’ Grammar, Carey, Fintona, Xavier, MLC and Trinity. The grand dimensions of the lounge and dining room with box bay window are complemented by a family kitchen with adjoining meals, and a sun-filled rumpus room with wood fire and access to the large covered deck. Features a master with ensuite, studio, powder room, heating, cooling, carport, garage and leafy garden with built-in spa. Subject to council approval, renovate, extend or build new, and enjoy dining and shopping in Camberwell, Kew and Balwyn.
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Sat from 2.30pm Sat 21st May - 3.00pm 45 / K8 Price on application Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276 Laurence Murphy 0421 829 028 Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000
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SOUTH YARRA 12 WITCHWOOD CLOSE One or both in the Botanic Gardens Precinct. With this unique option to purchase the homes separately or together, opportunities are endless for possible re-development prospects such as a site for new townhouses, a landbank opportunity, a city base, dream new home or as a sound investment. Presenting low maintenance luxury living over two levels the homes offer a grand entrance, separate lounge room with fireplace, kitchens are well equipped and overlook an enormous dining room awash with sunlight. Both homes have a separate laundry opening to their own courtyard. Between the two residences, there are six generous bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms and three carspaces.
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'Glyn' 224 Kooyong Road Toorak 6
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Magnificent in stature and scale, Glyn is one of Australia's grandest mansions, recognised as one of the most significant architectural examples of the Arts & Crafts movement. Cradled within 2,420sqm/ 26,060sqft (approx.) resort style grounds with a floodlit Championship N/S tennis court and heated swimming pool, Glyn showcases the grandest of proportions and
spectacular elegance. Includes sublime entertainer's kitchen with butler's pantry and expansive family dimensions offering six bedrooms all with en suites, five studies and a gymnasium. Sympathetically renovated to integrate superb modern living and functionality with elevated views to the Dandenongs, Glyn is situated close to private schools, shopping villages & freeway access.
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Strictly By Appointment Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm & 5 - 5.30pm Saturday 4 - 4.30pm
Ross Savas Darren Lewenberg Jamie Mi
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‘Kingstoun’ 172/461 St Kilda Road Melbourne / South Yarra EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
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Residence 4, 12 Mountain Grove Kew PRIVATE SALE CONTACT
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AUCTION SATURDAY 85 Mont Albert Road Canterbury
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348 Orrong Road, Caulfield North 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street, St Kilda 9066 4688 42 Koornang Road, Carnegie 9563 1666 garypeer.com.au
523 Glenferrie Road HAWTHORN Grace & Grandeur, Rich & Rare, Packed With Potential Embrace the grandeur from days gone past with this graciously proportioned residence. Set back tranquilly on a magnificent 1,077m2 allotment (Approximate Title Dimensions) in the coveted Scotch Hill precinct, the exceptionally private home provides elegantly spacious formal & informal zones along with huge scope to expand on the current comfort & establish a lifestyle of prestige in keeping with this elite address. A traditional entry foyer welcomes the living spaces that include a formal lounge, elegant dining room, central kitchen, four bedrooms, two bathrooms & rear garden. Giving an added dimension is the close proximity to transport, fashionable shops, international cuisine & leading schools including Scotch College. 172 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ MAY 18, 2016
Auction Saturday 4 June 10:30am Inspect Thurs 12:00-12:30 & Sat 3:00-3:30 Contact Adam Joske 0414 337 979 Joel Ser 0415 337 708 Phillip Kingston 0414 353 547
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48 Darling Road MALVERN EAST Corner-Sited Californian Comfort With Potential This corner-sited Californian Bungalow on an allotment of 650m2 (Approximate Title Dimensions) has potential aplenty. Explore the possibilities for renovation &/or extension. Alternatively, take advantage of the two street frontages & explore the development opportunity (STCA).
auction Saturday 4 June 12:30pm Inspect Thurs 1:00-1:30, Sat 10:00-10:30 & Sun 12:00-12:30 Guide $1,400,000 - $1,540,000 Contact Aviv Samuel 0401 378 582 Daniel Bustin 0410 550 811
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