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We can’t take our eyes off Australian artist and fashion stylist Kate Carnegie’s celeb portraits, now on show at her pop up gallery I LOVE KC. The mixed media artworks, created during Kate’s five years living in New York, include such famous faces as John Lennon, Prince and the Olsen Twins, as you’ve never seen them before. This print of Jenny Kee ($600, framed) is bold and adventurous. ● » I LOVE KC, 519 High Street, Prahran East, until the end of August.
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But she’s always “writer”. And today Tara is reflecting on why, at 10, living in a small town in British Columbia, Canada, she wrote a book called Black and White Doom, “a very clear homage” to Stephen King. “It had a plot about a demonic car killing off the classmates of its owner at a high school,” Tara says in her Canadian accent, with the odd hint of Aussie. “Classic Stephen King. It was the ’80s, what can I say?” It was no flash-in-the-pan childhood hobby. By 23 Tara was writing crime fiction professionally and now she ponders why she was drawn to it. “Why do I write this stuff? Where does it come from? [As a kid] I wanted to be Stephen King while the other girls wanted to be ballerinas and princesses. I was very dark comparatively and I’ve often wondered why that was. 8 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ JUNE 22, 2016
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t’s 32 years since Tara Moss wrote her first book, which is pretty impressive given she’s 42. I’m with the elegant, poised – and very tall – Tara in her publisher’s offices. It’s too late in the day to call her the model who writes, not only because her modelling days are long gone but because Tara does so many different things now that she defies categorisation: she’s a human rights advocate, UNICEF ambassador for child survival, high-profile advocate for the rights of women and girls, anti-cyber-bullying campaigner and part-time uni student. “I’ve recently concluded that my childhood was very safe and idyllic and it gave me the opportunity to explore things that scared me because I felt safe to do so. “We weren’t rich. I come from a lower-middle-class family but we never worried about food, we never worried about our parents breaking up – how rare is that? We never worried about whether there would be a roof over our heads. And now that I’m older and a parent myself, I realise what a gift that was and how difficult it is to provide that stability.” After a modelling career that began at 15, Tara went on to a successful career as a writer of crime fiction. In 2014 she released her first non-fiction title, the autobiographical The Fictional Woman. It was in that book that Tara revealed that at 21 she had been raped
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and imprisoned overnight by a man she trusted, who had given her a ride home from an acting class. (He was eventually jailed). It was a story she had “kept locked up in me for 20 years”. Today she says the decision to include it in the book was not made until the last minute. “It was the last part of the book I wrote. I realised it simply had to be included because it would be extremely inauthentic to leave it out. It would be to me some sort of cop-out or blank space in an otherwise balanced book, particularly as I’m an advocate for women and girls on many topics.” I ask Tara whether it was harder to write about her own life. “It was easier and harder,” she says. “Easier in the sense that I already knew the story and I had something to say … Harder because as the date of the publication approached, I could feel my body tensing and my heart acting strangely. On a subconscious level I was concerned about the repercussions of people knowing more about me.” Tara was just 15 when her nascent modelling career took her to Europe. “I think I was very lucky to be able to model because I got to see the world,” she says. “I got to live in Europe as a teenager, Milan, Barcelona, London, Paris, Zurich.” Modelling, she says, was “part of what’s made me who I am. All that travel, seeing different cultures, seeing the world in that way, made me older faster, which I don’t think is necessarily a good thing but it’s also me.” Did it make her resilient, independent, maybe wary? “I think so. Not wary enough. I think coming from a small town in Canada I had a ways to go before ‘wary’ would be a term you could realistically use to describe me. Thankfully I’m not even wary now. Maybe street-savvy. Wary is almost a loss, I think. You would shield yourself from the world, and I want to be part of the world.” Aside from the disturbing story about sexual assault, she says there have been many “micro-aggressions”, both during her modelling career and afterwards, which “add up to an experience of the world that is difficult for any young person”. The responses Tara elicits from people vary wildly, and are sometimes disturbing. “The response I get is incredibly varied, from I would say undue praise to undue vitriol, on the same day and about the same things.
“The response I get is incredibly varied, from undue praise to undue vitriol, on the same day & about the same things” “The last time I appeared on [the ABC’s] Q&A, which was the first time I had spoken on television about my experience of sexual assault, I had perhaps a thousand messages of really moving, heartfelt support … an outpouring. Twitter, Facebook messages, people emailing my agent.” And then there were the ugly, vile and threatening responses. “Standard fallback language we use to bully women in particular, and very sexualised and very violent,” Tara says. “I blocked and reported and sent through reports to the platforms on which those various messages appeared, Twitter and Facebook.” And the response? “Adequate to disappointing, in that there is not much that is normally done about people who spend their day doing this kind of thing.”
ara’s new book, Speaking Out, is a practical step-by-step guide on participating in public life, handling criticism, surviving trolls and speaking out through writing, public speaking and online. The book was inspired by questions Tara was asked by hundreds of women and girls after The Fictional Woman came out. “There is a final chapter in The Fictional Woman where I basically say, ‘Over to you’,” Tara says. “I pass the baton. These women wanted to take it up, but wanted practical advice. How do you deal with the trolls? How do you approach research? Public speaking? Writing a blog or essay? Overcoming nerves? “I am passionate about seeing a better representation of women in public life and I hope this book can be part of that, in its own small way, for those it touches.” Tara has done a lot of work in the area of cyber-bullying, or “online ethics” as she calls it. “I’m very serious about that issue. I speak to schools specifically on cyber-bullying. “Often I’ll be speaking to schools where I know that, statistically speaking, there will
be many students who have experienced bullying and many who have been bullies, whether or not they see themselves that way,” she says. “There’s a lot of shock. It’s very challenging for a lot of the kids. You can see some of them get a bit nervous about some of the things they’ve said publicly online. A lot of kids do it because they’ve seen other kids do it.” There was a poignant moment last year when she was speaking about cyber-bullying in Mackay in Queensland. Speaking from a raised stage in a marquee, Tara could see things that others couldn’t. She noticed some girls holding hands under desks to comfort each other without their friends seeing. “That was really moving,” she says. “You could see their eyes start to tear up.” Tara lives in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, with her husband Berndt Sellheim, a poet and writer, and their five-year-old daughter Sapphira. On top of her writing, Tara is a doctoral candidate in social sciences at the University of Sydney. “I love it. If I could be full-time I would but it’s not possible with a family to support and books to write. “My studies give me a lot of energy and insight. I was already studying when I wrote The Fictional Woman and I think my studies really enhanced the book and the arguments in the book. I really enjoy the university environment and that engagement with ideas and with thinkers,” she says. Life, of course, is a juggle. “It is often a challenge. What I try to do is the things I feel I must do and the things that give me energy, and between those two things I get by. The humanitarian work I do with UNICEF, for example, I feel I must do that. I have an opportunity to make some impact, [even] if it’s a small impact I will do that. I would not like myself if I didn’t do that,” she says. “But having vintage caravans and going out and having a holiday on the weekend with my family gives me energy.” Tara and Berndt own two 1960s vintage
Viscounts, which they tow to small towns. “We like little towns with history that are being forgotten. That’s the type of stuff I find quite fascinating. It’s my preferred form of escape and holiday.” Tara and Berndt, who is writing his second novel, are both stay-at-home writers. “It’s a great set-up. We take turns doing what needs doing. We’ve got the dogs and wild birds outside and it’s pretty great. I feel safe and secure and free within that environment, and I tend to be what you’d call a hot-desker. I like to move around so I’ll write in various parts of the house. I don’t need an office. Sometimes I write in the caravans.” Tara arrived in Australia in 1996, aged 21, for a modelling assignment, fell in love with an Australian actor and stayed. Her first novel was published in 1999. “And that was it. Australia became home.” But she maintains a deep affection for Canada and its people. “I love Canadians. There’s a great joke about Canadians, which I think is rather true: how do you get a dozen Canadians out of a hot tub really quickly? Just ask them nicely. “Canadians are very polite. A bit no-nonsense. Aussies are also no-nonsense but there’s a bit more play with language, a bit more irony in Australia. You might say the opposite of what you mean. Canadians tend not to do that, they tend to talk pretty straight, so we can come across as a bit earnest and I don’t think I’ve ever dropped that entirely. I don’t mind it. It’s not the worst thing. I’m probably at least as Australian as I am Canadian but I’ll let other people decide.” Well, it’s a great mix. Tara is an important figure on our national landscape, and a strong and brave voice that’s always worth listening to. As I thank Tara for finding time for us in her schedule, it strikes me that Canada’s loss is our gain. ● firstname.lastname@example.org » Speaking Out: A 21st Century Handbook for Women & Girls by Tara Moss (HarperCollins) $19
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Thomas Bosancic, 15, has a plan, and he’s not messing around. If things go right, the Brighton teenager will be the world’s No.1 tennis player some day. What’s the buzz? Thomas is already on his way. He’s ranked No.1 for his age in Victoria and No.2 in Australia. This year he’s competed in the Junior Australian Open and travelled to Delhi as part of Australia’s Junior Davis Cup team. His playing style has been compared to one of his role models, Novak Djokovic.
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In the beginning … Thomas started playing tennis aged four. When he was 11, his parents told him he had to choose between tennis and all the other sports and extracurricular activities he was involved in. It was tennis all the way. “I’m the sort of person who really likes challenges,” he says, “and I’d consider tennis one of the most challenging sports … Because it’s such an individual sport, your losses and your wins are only determined by yourself.” This year the Wesley College student is doing his VCE by distance education so he can focus more on tennis. He trains three or four hours a day and travels regularly to compete in tournaments.
The big break … Thomas really started to take tennis seriously after coming third in the 2014 national titles. “My confidence really improved and after that I continued to win matches,” he says. Where to now? He will head to Europe later this year to compete against some of the world’s best junior players. “My short-term goal is to just keep improving – my game, my physicality, my mental side. I don’t want to get satisfied.” The best part about success? “Will be when all the hard work and sacrifice pays off. My ultimate career high would be to win Wimbledon, so I guess all the hours spent on court, all the normal teenage things I don’t do, would all be for that very moment. It would be an amazing feeling.” If you could do it all again … “I think about it all the time because you see normal kids doing normal things, having fun. But for me this is the best life; I get to do what I love during the day, still maintain school and have a wide range of friends. I definitely have no regrets.” ● CLAIRE SLATTERY email@example.com
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apturing luscious images of bountiful banquets is nothing new – whaddayathink all those Renaissance still-life paintings were about? Grape-laden Roman sculpture, ancient Egyptian minimalist hieroglyphic flat-lays … I’m pretty sure even cavemen were trying to paint #paleo bison burgers on to their walls but just couldn’t quite get the perspective right. The difference is that now there are a squillion more ways to capture and share that spread. Heck, even my mum returned from a recent trip to Japan with a Facebook food album (entitled “iOS 6”). So how, then, do we win at modern-day “still-life with food”? Now, I’m by no means an expert – there are plenty of grammers with loads more followers and instacred than @aliceinframes – but I do spend a lot of time double-tapping … If it’s possible to hypertrophy the opposer muscle in your thumb, I’ve done it. So consider this a list of requests – tips that will make all of your foodie shots sing – shared from one double-tapper to another:
E-TIQUETTE AT THE TABLE Although it’s no longer seen as a faux pas to whip out the camera-phone mid-meal – particularly in places where the experience is just as much show as it is dinner – how do you know when to draw the line? A spokeswoman from Crown’s now disassembled Fat Duck laid it out straight: “Diners can capture their experience as long as it doesn’t affect the other guests’ dining … or interfere with service … (avoid) flash photography, guests shifting around the dishes and standing to shoot.” So, basically, show some decorum. And whatever you do, don’t enlist the waitress who’s taking the next table’s order to get a better angle for you.
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Natural, indirect light is always best for bright, inviting photographs so if you’re super-committed, book for lunch rather than dinner. If you find yourself trapped in a dark cage of gastronomic brilliance that you simply must share, there are options (but you may not like them much). You could use your flash, but we have already ascertained that restaurants don’t love that – and the resulting shot will likely be overexposed. You could try fiddling with the shadows/brightness using a couple of apps, or you could go #neklevel and get a dining companion to be your (literal) photographic soft-box by getting them to download the SoftBox app to their smartphone. You’ll not only score a better shot, you’ll also find who your true friends are.
SENT FROM ABOVE Not sure which angle to take? According to digital content consultant Rob Locke (@FoodWineDine), if in doubt always aim from directly above. 12 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ JUNE 22, 2016
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This works particularly well for fine-dining plates. Why? Because the chef has gone to all the trouble of planning how they want it to look (most culinary notebooks are filled with bird’s-eye sketches) and shown the waiters which way they want them to set it down – they’ve practically handed you the shot on a silver (or stoneware) platter. The least you can do is avoid too much angle on that lens.
these days, because there are so many terrific apps on the market and because there’s only so much a camera-phone can capture without a little help from these friends: Camera+ Excellent for higher-definition shots, as well as situations where you know you’re going to have to hit up some brightening later (like a moody restaurant). Snapseed Building structure and depth to your dishes will make the picture seem like it’s jumping out of the screen. This app is also great for selective brightening (for when you accidentally let the phone cast a shadow across the edge of the plate).
LIVE A LITTLE What’s the difference between a catalogue shot (static) and an editorial (active)? It’s all in the zoosh. Lived-in shots are great for casual dining, street food or in-home entertainment snaps. If you’re elbow-to-elbow at a dingy hole in the wall, if there’s a red-wine stain on your tablecloth, if your friends can’t resist digging in before the money-shot is secured … embrace it! Hands, crumbs, cutlery, glassware, missing chunks – set the scene for us. The best shots are those that capture a sense of atmosphere and mood, and it’s often the elements of imperfection that make for the perfect pic.
THE FEED FEED Explore the feed (read: gallery) of the most prolific insta-snappers and it will soon become apparent that their endgame isn’t so much about the shot as it is about telling the story. On a recent visit here, an Instagram rep sent to address some of Australia’s top social media engagers described this development of an effective feed using two words: remarkable and consistent. If you’re into burgers, building a story using your favourite burgers around town is a perfectly acceptable addition to the social media-scape. This consistency will soon glean you a legion of fellow burger fans. If your interests reach beyond a single food group,
VSCO I feel like bringing attention to this app will incur the wrath of The Alliance of Magicians, but this is THE best for instafiltering your snaps in a pro-am way. Once you find a VSCO recipe that you like, it’s pretty easy to build a consistent story across your feed; hello carroty carrots!
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or away from edibles entirely, that’s cool too! Just make sure the pictures you choose to share are somehow remarkable enough to attain an interested audience.
#FILTER If you find yourself scrolling through the feeds of food bloggers wondering why your carrots never seem quite as carroty as theirs, I have one word for you: #filter. It’s pretty rare to come across non-filtering types
It’s easy to look at professional-looking portfolios and feel intimidated, but there really is no need. Regardless of what your pics look like – blurry, smudgy, off-centre or dark – if your intention is to include others on your adventures, then the insta-universe will reward you. Tell us what you loved about the dish, or how you got your sauce so creamy (even if we can hardly see it), or where we can find that hole in the wall, and you will not only build an audience, you’ll also join a community of eaters across cyberspace who are just as obsessed as you are. So no matter what, you’ll never dine alone. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ask the wine guy When I was learning about shiraz, Q a good bottle had to be at least four years old. What is in red wine these days that it is sold as “drinkable now” when it is one and two years old?
It’s what is not in red wines these A days that make them good to drink the moment they’re released. Tannins,
found in grape skins, seeds and stems, add grip and structure to wine. A big part of the ageing process is the softening of tannins. With most wine drunk on the day it’s bought, winemakers often look to reduce tannins. Gentle crushing that extracts fewer tannins and less oak are a couple of ways this can be done. ● GOT A QUESTION? EMAIL \
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Taylors St Andrews Shiraz 2013 (Clare Valley) $70; 14.5% A real “come hither” wine this, especially on a cold night. Its heady blackberry and dark cherry aromas, sexy oak and vanilla lured me in as I poured a glass. It’s smooth and glossy, with fine tannins and juicy acid that set this up for the future. Flavours are concentrated, delicious and, for a wine built to age gracefully, delicious drinking right now. ● Enjoy with \ Roast beef
Heathcote Estate Single Vineyard Shiraz 2014 (Heathcote) $45; 13.5%
Chapel Hill The Parson Shiraz 2015 (McLaren Vale) $18; 14.5%
Ooh, this smells nice. With blackberry, fennel seed, dark cherries and dried herbs, there’s a lot going on. This will be even more enjoyable in a few years. Its tannins offer grip and structure, while the fruit and acid are in balance and harmony. This is a really classy wine – one that feels like it’s not trying too hard to impress. ●
I’m going to say this tastes more like McLaren Vale than it does shiraz. This is no backhanded compliment – dark fruits, chocolate and liquorice characters are also found in McLaren Vale’s cabernet. This is delicious – and quite the bargain. There’s all of the above in this, along with a tight structure of furry tannins and juicy acid to balance rich flavours. ●
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An in-joke about a character who regarded himself as secretary-general of the neighbourhood, and a small balcony, inspired the creation of BankyMoon Plantstands. “To begin with it wasn’t a business, so we didn’t need a name but then BankyMoon came in handy,” laughs Noel Skrzypczak, who is one half of the Ivanhoe-based partnership named as Etsy Awards New Talent finalists. “It started out with my partner Andy [Newton] making plant stands for me. “We had a very small space and I found the plant stands on the market were just too bland or had a bigger footprint than I needed. “We wanted plant furniture that was really strong and was multifunctional that brought a bit of colour and fun to the balcony.”
Noel, an award-winning professional visual artist recognised internationally for her paint alchemy, had the colour component covered while Andy, with his background in metal fabrication, produced the first prototype of their funky signature Cactus Stand almost two years ago. The birth of the couple’s first child Aki, now one, put a temporary halt to production, but now BankyMoon is well and truly open for business. “We have lots of other ideas in the pipeline,” Noel says. This includes a line of customdesigned air-conditioner covers that screen the unit and allow people to use the space above it while still allowing necessary airflow. Just the ticket for apartment dwellers. ● » BankymoonPlantstands.etsy.com » bankymoon.com.au
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When taking baby steps into business what could be more inspiring than little baby feet. Sylvia Oh’s models for the first prototypes of her delectable watermelon, ice-cream and pineapple baby shoes were her sons Dwayne, 4, and Harvey, 2. “I studied industrial and contemporary art at the University of Tasmania, graduated and moved to Melbourne and, not long after, found that I was pregnant,” the Mount Waverley mum and finalist in the Etsy Awards Fashion and Accessories category reveals. “While I was looking after my baby I had a lot of time and I thought maybe I will just make something for him … I found joy in creating and sewing.” By the time her second son was born, Sylvia recognised she had the makings of her own brand. “In 2014 I realised we could actually take this to another level and make a bit of side income while I was pretty much a full-time at-home mum. After joining Etsy, Sylvia created a website and joined Instagram, “which I think has been quite important because the designs are creative, fun and visual”. Sylvia designs her own fabric as well as cutting and stitching every little shoe and matching accessories to create an entirely bespoke look for baby. “I especially love making the shoes and seeing them on a newborn – they are so cute.” ●
fondling your tassel,” the Collingwood-based industrial designer laughs. From bag tassels to tassel necklaces and earrings, Joelle has ideas for “tasselled adornments all about your person”. “The exciting thing about using scrap leather is that every single furniture store and upholsterer has premium leather offcuts. I really love the idea of using scrap that normally just goes straight to the bin because it’s not viable to keep. “I have always had quite a passion for collecting second-hand objects and creating new life from recycled parts – to create the new and incredible out of the old, tired or unwanted.” ● » frillandfrank.etsy.com
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alking to veteran actor Colin Friels feels a whole lot like spending an hour in the pub with an old friend. As it is, we’re strangers and completely sober. It’s 10 in the morning on a school day, after all. We’re supposed to be chatting about his role in MTC’s production of David Hare’s Skylight, but talk soon meanders towards Shakespeare, Arthur Miller and Water Rats. Even Play School gets an ignoble mention. Throughout, Colin is warm, frank and quite wonderfully profane. “My job is not to get in the way of the play,” Colin says of Skylight. He plays Tom, a family man and successful entrepreneur who visits the young woman with whom he’s had a long, illicit affair. “It’s a brilliantly written play. He’s an unbelievably clever man, Mr Hare. Intimidatingly clever. I’d be terrified to meet him. I have an enormous admiration for good writers.” Skylight was first staged in 1995 but is enjoying a renaissance, most famously in last year’s West End production starring Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan. Although this version was screened in Melbourne, Colin says he avoids seeing other people play his chosen roles. “It’s intimidating when you get a fantastically witty
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MYKE BARTLETT MEETS SHOWBIZ SURVIVOR COLIN FRIELS role and you think, I’m not capable of playing him. I’m sure Bill Nighy or Michael Gambon would be. I’d love to watch it, but I daren’t.” I suspect there’s an element of false modesty here. After all, Colin, who made his name with an AFI-winning performance in the 1986 hit film Malcolm, has enjoyed a theatrical revival of his own in recent years, with acclaimed turns in Death of a Salesman, Belvoir’s Mortido and MTC’s Endgame. Is he making a conscious decision to focus on stage work? “It’s not that. It’s just I’m getting old enough to play parts that I like. I worked out a long time ago that theatre is dog’s work, but you’ve got to be a pretty good dog to do it. If you want your dogs to bring your horses back in really good shape, you send out your best dogs. That’s what theatre’s like, but I’m addicted to it. I do a big play, I end up in hospital, it nearly kills me and I think, ‘F--- it, I’ll never do another play as
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long as I live’. Then 18 months later, I get the craving.” This isn’t just self-mythologising. When Colin was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1997, the side effects of the treatment forced him to give up his Logie Award-winning role on Channel Nine’s Water Rats. Regardless, he continued working on stage, playing Macbeth for Sydney Theatre Company. More recently, he collapsed during a performance of Death of a Salesman. For better or worse, in sickness or in health, he’s wedded to theatre. Film? Not so much. “You do those things to earn some money. Film’s very unsatisfying and demeaning if you’ve got a dicky part, but it’s much easier than theatre. Anyone who says they worked hard doing a film hasn’t done a day’s work in their lives.” When I point out he’s still best known from his three-year stint on Water Rats, he speaks with affection – for the crew, if not the scripts. “Ah, the old gerbils. I never ever, ever read a script
for it. I’d just say, ‘Habib [Massad, assistant director], give us a rough idea of the plot’. The writers hated me because I took liberties. They’d write ‘girl’ and I’d say ‘sheila’, they’d write ‘had sex’ and I’d say ‘rooted’. But I knew my audience. I knew who I was playing to.” It’s Colin’s first screen appearance that comes in for the roughest assessment. For an all-too-brief moment in 1980, he was a presenter on Play School. “I only did it for a month because I thought, ‘F--- Play
COLIN AS FRANK HOLLOWAY IN WATER RATS
School. F--- kiddies.’ I hated doing it. I was 24 and didn’t want to be an actor who did Play School. I was too vain. Is George C. Scott going to do Play School?” It’s safe to say Colin won’t be part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebrations. But, although he has been married to film star Judy Davis for 32 years, he says showbiz parties have never been his thing. “Unless I was in it, I’ve never been to an opening night in my life. I’ve never been to a film party. I’ve never been to a festival. I just can’t see the point. It would be exhausting, all that social s---. It looks so tawdry.” » Skylight, until July 23, $98-$115, mtc.com.au
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ou’ve never seen Shakespeare quite like this before. The Australian Ballet is bringing his most famous pair of star-crossed lovers back to the stage, but this time they’re coming all the way from Houston. Making their national debut, the world-renowned Houston Ballet company will grace Melbourne stages with a sumptuous production directed by local boy Stanton Welch. Australian Ballet artistic director David McAllister says this incarnation of Romeo and Juliet is a rare treat for ballet fans.
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“Seeing a company that’s never been in Australia before perform Romeo and Juliet is pretty exciting. I know that, from the performances I’ve seen by Houston Ballet, you’ll always walk away uplifted.” The decision to import another company was originally intended to fill a gap in this year’s season, while Australian Ballet went off on a European tour – which was subsequently delayed. David says Houston Ballet shares a similar, story-focused approach to its work and they have exchanged dancers over the years. They also share Stanton Welch, who remains David’s resident choreographer while overseeing the US outfit. His take on Romeo and Juliet embraces the story’s traditions – with lush, Renaissance Italian sets and costuming by acclaimed designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno – while bringing an athletic, dangerous edge to the choreography. “There are huge sword fights,” David says. “There’s a lot of carnage that happens. But ballet came out of the world of fencing. The reason that dancers dance with their legs in that turned-out stance
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INDEPENDENCE DAY: DA RESURGENCE Ah, the difference 20 years can make. Back in 1996, the original Independence Day was widely derided for being an overblown, empty spectacle. In the sequel, Liam Hemsworth has signed up as a US pilot seeking revenge on ET for killing his parents. Is it wrong to admit I’m looking forward to this? ■ Opens June 23, rated M, 120 minutes, foxmovies.com/movies/independence-dayresurgence FILM
ONLINE \ Watch the trailer and read Double Take: Myke and Hari’s reviews THE SNAIL & THE WHALE The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson has penned a staggering number of picture books, drawing on her love of folk music to create poetic kids’ tales that are the literary equivalent of an earworm. The Snail and the Whale is one of her lesser-known works. Adapted for the stage by UK company Tall Stories, it tells the tale of a travelling snail through the eyes of an adventurous young girl who would love to see the world for herself. ■ Arts Centre, June 29 – July 10, ages 4-plus. Tickets from $30, artscentremelbourne.com.au
EGG Two tinkers, Clyde and Horse, are dragging a massive egg across a futuristic PLAY wasteland. They don’t remember why, but know it must be important. Keep it safe long enough and there’s always the chance something amazing will hatch. MTC’s school holiday treat, a co-production with Terrapin Puppet Theatre, is an eco fable featuring clowning, puppetry and a sense of childish wonder. It’s been devised by Angela Betzien and director Leticia Caceres (Death and the Maiden, Birdland) for kids aged 8-12. It stars Jim Russell and Genevieve Morris. ■ Southbank Theatre, June 29 – July 19, $36, mtc.com.au
MELBOURNE MAGIC FESTIVAL TIV TIVAL Looking to make the kids FESTIVAL vanish for an hour or so? There are plenty of family-friendly options at this year’s festival of the arcane. In Once Upon A Rhyme, junior magician David Chandler will lead a crowd through an adventure of fairytales and song featuring favourite characters including Humpty Dumpty and Sleeping Beauty. More daring kids can Learn To Fly with Domino the Entertainer, or discover how to Make Your Parents Disappear … Again. Anything for a bit of quiet. ■ Northcote Town Hall, June 27 – July 9. Tickets from $10. melbournemagicfestival.com IT’S SNOWTIME The snow will fall closer to home this year as Wonderland Spiegeltent transforms itself into a downsized Narnia beneath the Melbourne Star. Young adventurers can build snowmen (or snow women) or slide down a series of mini ice mountains. Grown-ups can have their own fun at Duke’s Walk from July 1. ■ Wonderland Spiegeltent, 101 Waterfront Way Docklands, June 25 – July 10, 10am-4pm, $10-$18. wonderlandspiegeltent.com.au ● MB EVENT
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ROOLA BOOLA CHILDREN’S ARTS FESTIVAL Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival is one of Melbourne’s most-loved school holiday events, held annually for 4-12-year-olds. This year’s program is packed with interactive performances and workshops spanning theatre, dance, music, magic, circus and craft to inspire and encourage kids to get up and move. Headlining this year’s festival is Australia’s 2013 ARIA Award-winning children’s entertainer Justine Clarke, who will perform an intimate showing of Justine Clarke Sings! ■ June 28 – July 1, Chapel off Chapel, 12a Little Chapel Street, Prahran. Cost: $15 per show/workshop. Inquiries: 8290 7000 or roolaboola.com.au MINIONS AT PRAN CENTRAL Pran Central is hosting its school holiday program and minions are crashing the party! Children can visit Pran Central Shopping Centre and paint their very own minion sculpture to take home. Minion mayhem will run daily, with the action heating up when the minions themselves join the fun for a meet
and greet session on Friday, July 1. Children can join in the program and mingle with the Minions for a gold coin donation, with all funds donated going towards Prahran Mission’s Winter Appeal. ■ June 29 – July 1, 11am-2pm. Pran Central Shopping Centre, 325 Chapel Street, Prahran. Cost: gold coin donation. Inquiries and bookings: prancentral.com.au
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ART ALEXANDRA COPELAND Alexandra Copeland is an East Malvern artist whose works are found in the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, and in public galleries and private collections throughout the world. Alexandra now has her own studio in the historic porcelain-producing city of Jingdezhen in China. She will show her exquisite hand-painted porcelain works at the Weft Gallery, which also shows antique rugs and textiles from Central Asia. ■ June 25 – July 17, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm; other times by appointment. Weft, 4 Illowa Street, Malvern East. Cost: free. Inquiries: 9885 9820 or weft.net.au
HOUSE PARTY – QUARTER STREET Inspired by the raw sounds of New York in the 1970s, the musicians of Quarter Street revisit an era when the music of the streets resonated with the voice of the people. Cuban brass virtuoso Lazaro Numa recently arrived in Melbourne and adds a taste of Havana to the underlying mix of classic Puerto Rico and New York styles. The boys grew up with salsa and now they’ve brought together an impressive unit of Melbourne’s finest Latin and jazz musicians. ■ June 24, 8pm. Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew. Cost: $25. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org CAMBERWELL ART SHOW The 51st Camberwell Art Show will showcase great paintings to suit all tastes from traditional to modern. Last year more than $170,000 was raised and distributed to local and international projects. View the winning work and take the opportunity to vote in the viewers’ choice award and be in the running to win two nights’
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Comic Sammy J’s new show turns politics into child’s play. Fearing that most political coverage has a startling lack of songs and craft activities, Sammy has put together a program helping “kids” to devise their own smear campaign and construct immigration detention centres from egg cartons. Genuine kidfolk will probably prefer Clangers, an updated take on the surreal and wonderfully serene stop-motion classic. ●
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Much-loved by the much-missed Prince, British pop artist Laura Mvula offers a beguiling fusion of funk, cabaret, ’80s synth pop and Afrobeat. Tracks such as the Nina Simone-meets-Bjork feel of Lucky Man and Overcome strike an unlikely balance between ecstasy and heartbreak. Such is the nature of the best pop. If there were any justice, this would be the next big smash with the Adele crowd. ● ONLINE \ Watch Phenomenal Woman
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The latest cartoon from Disney offers a surprisingly airy take on heavy issues. Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) is the first bunny to join the police force. She struggles to be taken seriously until she stumbles on a missing “mammal” case. Cynical cop (and sly fox) Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) is talked into helping her, setting up a buddy cop comedy. The ideas are big enough and the jokes funny enough to make this a holiday film sure to tickle the entire family. ● MB
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JENNY RONALDS Mother of three, Jenny Ronalds, will take part in her fifth RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride later this year. She will ride with her daughter and says she loves seeing parts of the state she wouldn’t usually visit, and the event’s camaraderie. “I’m looking forward to riding through the Grampians and along the Great Ocean Road, spending time with my daughter, relaxing, catching up with friends, and hopefully making new ones,” Jenny says. She lives in Hawthorn and loves its mix of natural and urban surrounds.
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Where do you go for a great coffee? My go-to cafe is Bread & Jam for Frances; the coffee always hits the spot and the staff are friendly and welcoming. (MICHAEL RAYN RA ER)
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For some “me time”? I either head out for a ride, a run or I walk the dog. We’re so fortunate to have fabulous bike paths on our doorstep for cycling or running. Two of my favourite dog-walking areas on the river are Fairview Park and Yarra Bank Reserve.
For a great meal? Bawa in Burwood Road is my favourite cafe for lunch. There are so many delicious and healthy options but my top pick is the Californian superfood salad with grilled chicken. To buy a perfect gift? I’ll head to Readings for a good book, or I’ll try Homing Instincts, where you can be guaranteed to find something to suit even the most difficult person to buy for. To get your bike gear? I see Dean at Bike Life in Auburn Road. He is always on hand to give advice, maintain my bike in great riding condition and keep me supplied with tubes. When friends come to visit? We’d go for dinner at St Cloud. Delicious Vietnamese food with a great atmosphere. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG The RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride, November 26 to December 4 . Information: bicyclenetwork.com.au
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WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? Tokyo. I’ve been here 26 years. I miss chit-chatting with my sister and my parents. Having the internet makes it easier but I do miss sharing a meal together, or a cup of coffee. ●
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HOW OLD ARE YOUR KIDS? My daughter is just two weeks old. Being able to share her with my husband now is great, because before, being pregnant it was just really me, so now we can share her together. ●
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Row Your Boat and Wheels on the Bus, as well as some classics for the oldies such as You Are My Sunshine and Que Sera Sera. The kids squirm, squeal, wriggle and dance, and some of the residents join in with singing and actions. Balloons, instruments and a bubble machine are introduced. At one particularly touching moment, we’re invited to place our child on a resident’s knee and sing a song with them. I meet a lovely woman called Hannah who holds my boy and smiles, and I feel teary with how lovely the moment is. At the end of the session, one delighted gentleman stands up and announces, on behalf of all the residents, that the organisers of the session should win a gold medal. The pay-off This is a truly heart-warming experience. Forming connections with the residents
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Who should do it? Anyone with preschool children, and any resident of a nursing home who’d like to. The bill. Free and making connections between them and your child creates all kinds of emotional responses. It’s hard not to think about how they, too, were probably once young parents with gorgeous babies of their own, and their lives ahead of them. It really makes you think about the circle of life. The pain factor Nursing homes can be difficult places to be;
WOULD I DO IT AGAIN? Absolutely. ●
The promise A research-based music therapy program bringing together aged-care residents and preschoolers, the Intergenerational Music Playgroup is held at aged-care centres across Melbourne. Preschool children and parents are invited to join the structured one-hour sessions with the residents. A registered music therapist leads the group in singing nursery rhymes and classic songs, as well as instrument playing and props. A new group has started in Prahran, so I take my 18-month-old along to see what it’s all about.
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Who’s behind the counter? After working in interior design from home for more than 12 years, Lisa Ohlsen decided to follow her interest in retail to start her own homewares shop. With years of experience in wallpaper design and interior decorating, Lisa decided selling homewares was her true passion. “There were plenty of homeware stores I liked, but I wanted to create a shop with my style,” she says. What’s in store? Lisa loves to support emerging designers and sources unique, local products. The shop also stocks international Fairtrade handmade goods. It is a treasure trove of homewares, furniture, gifts, textiles, lighting, books and clothing. Lisa’s passion for colour is evident with a vibrant array of handcrafted works. Gifts? There’s a range of unusual products from tea cosies to handmade jewellery and body lotions. Who’s buying? The boho style attracts young women looking for gifts. Lisa says smaller furniture and custom homewares make the store an ideal stop for anyone downsizing or furnishing a new apartment. ● DANIELLE ROBERTS
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Elizabeth and Sue have lived around the corner from each other for more than 20 years. They met when their kids went to the same primary school and they now have stalls at the Kew Night Market.
My business is in offering a bra-fitting service for women with Intimo lingerie, either a one-on-one fitting at my home or theirs, or a group can get together. I caught up again with Sue when I started doing the Kew Night Market. I added her onto my Facebook straight away and it was so nice to see her. That’s the lovely thing about the market – it has forced people to reconnect and get to know other neighbours and people in the area. We’ve made a good connection since doing the market, because when your kids go to secondary school you are just so busy. This is a nice way to stay in touch. We’ve been able to help each other by spreading the word about each other’s businesses. It’s nice to support other women in their businesses as well – at the market I usually spend more than I’ve made! Kew is a real community place. When you come to Kew, you stay, so you get to know people well. Your neighbours are there for a long time. ●
I used to pass Elizabeth’s house on the way to school and we’d stop and say hello, and before and after school we’d catch up. We were involved in social things through the school – we used to catch up at the school and attend morning teas and things. Then our kids went to different high schools so we didn’t see each other as much, but we’d still say hi and stop for a chat. Then recently we met up again at the Kew Night Market when I started a stall there for my business, Pikkie Products, which does homewares and lots of products for kids. Elizabeth had a stall across the way from my stall, so we were neighbours there too! We reconnected over that, which was lovely. Everyone sort of watches each other’s stalls when they need to duck away at the markets, and we’ve done that for each other. We occasionally catch up for a tea or coffee at each other’s houses. We’re both at home a lot now, so we should definitely try to catch up more and share what we’re doing with our businesses. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG
» Elizabeth Furey, Intimo Stylist 0416 201 253, intimo.com.au » Kew Night Market, July 29 facebook.com/kewnightmarket
Mateship: Elizabeth Furey and Sue Llewelyn share tea and scones on the porch. (MICHAEL RAYNER)
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This annual local literary festival will run from August 5-7 this year, featuring local and imported performers, story tellers, authors, music, theatre comedy, workshop talks, poetry and exhibitions.
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Peter Wilmoth visited Hepburn Springs courtesy of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Regional Tourism Board.
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Mineral Springs Crescent, Hepburn Springs 5321 6000 hepburnbathhouse.com Drop in to the famous retreat and take a moment for yourself. Pad around in your white bathrobe and slippers before you are assigned your masseuse. Short of actually being unconscious, this is the most relaxed I’ve been for a long time. And my sore hammies from kicking the football – without warming up – seem to have been healed! Afterwards join the other blissed-out types for a tea in the communal area. Highly recommended. ● (SUPPLIED)
t might have been on my second pinot while gazing from my balcony over the little township of Hepburn Springs on an autumnal Friday evening that I realised fully why so many people from Melbourne have moved here. It is a stunning part of Victoria, and just an hour-and-a-half’s drive away. We’ve visited Hepburn because we’ve heard this little hamlet is punching above its weight in what’s on offer for tired and hungry Melburnians. We know all about the beautiful and justifiably celebrated Daylesford just three kilometres up the road. But what of the little sister town? After a great couple of nights we drove home – picking up potatoes from a side-of-the-road vendor on the way – with a new-found affection for this beautiful little spa town. It’s well worth finding that spare weekend to come for a visit. It’s a treat. ● PETER WILMOTH email@example.com
G E T T I N G T H E R E Hepburn Springs is 1½ hours (116kilometres) from Melbourne via the Calder Highway (M79).
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The address says it all. This excellently appointed villa – one of nine on the property – sits virtually overlooking the famous Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, so it’s a quick post-treatment walk home. Our room features a bed cozily sitting behind a wall with a fire, but it’s still open-plan. In our room there’s a large bathtub on one side and a kitchen on the other. There’s something about sitting in a deep bath while looking at trees. Works for me, anyway. It’s a credit to the room that the stylish design entices you to stay in and relax, considering how tempting it is to explore the town. ●
Mineral Springs Crescent, Hepburn Springs. 5321 6000 hepburnsparetreat.com.au
7 Lakeside Drive, Hepburn Springs. 5348 2030 shizuka.com.au We spend our first night at Shizuka Ryokan, a Japanese guesthouse. Walking through the immaculate Japanese garden to our minimalist room, which features tatami matting, shoji rice paper sliding screens and decorative tokonoma alcoves, I haven’t felt this close to Japanese life since a trip to Tokyo in 1987. Breakfast is traditional – a tray of teriyaki salmon, Japanese-style omelette and a mountain peach. ●
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1 Church Avenue, Hepburn Springs. 5348 1978 thegrandehotel.com.au
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124 Main Road, Hepburn Springs. 5348 4199 theargusdiningroom.com.au Eating is a big deal in Hepburn. We enjoyed an exceptional dinner at this multi-award winning restaurant within Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat. Offering a more formal dining experience in a country setting, The Argus has been awarded one hat by The Age Good Food Guide and has featured in Gourmet Traveller’s Top 100 Restaurants. It’s open seven days a week for dinner and lunch. ●
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With its verandah, deck and olde-world charm, the elegant Grande Hotel is a step back to the 1920s, except that the food is modern – it received strong praise in the 2015 The Age Good Food Guide. In the art deco dining room sits a white baby grand piano, a hint of the musical acts the hotel puts on for weekend punters. On Sundays they offer an “Asian feast” and on Monday it’s “locals night”, and if you’re staying on it’s $38 for two courses including a glass of wine or beer and $47 for three courses and a glass. Downstairs on a Friday night is the Cabaret Club featuring cabaret performances. Great fun. ●
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azda’s CX5 dominated the medium M SUV market last year, with 25,136 sales. That’s because it’s a really good thing. It’s
he CX5 grew on me. It’s easy to drive and the T elevated driving position gives good visibility all around. The generous dimensions return plenty
ROD’S VERDICT For city dwellers this is the best medium SUV on the market, but be wary taking it off-road. ●
of room front and rear, and good cargo space. The reversing camera makes parking less of a handful. I liked the seating, the clarity of the instruments and having solid power that’s always available. This one was fitted with Mazda’s optional safety package, which includes blind spot and cross traffic monitors and a warning system when braking is needed. It adds about $1230. It should be included as standard. The thing I disliked intensely is that, despite a navigation option on the menu and among the buttons on the console, navigation is optional. Press the Nav button and you get your latitude and longitude and a message saying a dealer can fit navigation for you. Hand over $578 and he’ll slip in the chip. If you refuse the optional navigation, the car will remind you of this for as long as you own it. ●
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also well-specified, well-priced and offers a comprehensive range of two and four-wheel-drive models, petrol and diesel; from $31k up to $55k. The Maxx is the entry-level model and 4WD adds about three grand but it’s a very basic 4WD system – to the point where Mazda calls it all-wheel-drive. It’s for the better bush tracks only. But all-wheel-drive gives a safety edge in the wet and on unsealed roads. For the city, this is a great package. The motor is willing and energetic, the six-speed auto is beautifully smooth and the fuel economy is okay for an AWD. It’s a comfortable cruiser in the country, although the ride can get a little sharp over rough surfaces. There’s little sign of top-heaviness and it hangs on to corners with security and dexterity. ●
I liked this car very much, but I hated the navigation reminder that made me feel like a poor relation. ●
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ate Stewart is used to passers-by peering into the windows of her unusual-looking home, with its triangular shape and mysterious sign hanging over the doorway: La Casa Que Canta (the house that sings). A former milk bar, there’s a higgledypiggledy aspect to it as unexpected rooms are tucked into corners and then reveal further delights, such as the monochromatic bathroom’s claw-foot tub and checkerboard floor. Having bought the house four years ago, she now shares it with her partner, Fletcher, who has learned how to accommodate Kate’s penchant for the quirky (including a unicorn collection!). “I love the flexibility of this house,” says Kate, who, as co-founder of event creative and management company En Pointe Events, can’t help but see her house as a party space. Ergo, the laundry doubles as a bar and the nature strip outside has hosted many a cocktail bash. “I’ve done complete transformations here. It keeps me from getting bored.” ● RACHELLE UNREICH firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAIR When I moved in, everything was hard waste or salvaged, but this was special, a statement piece from Hermon & Hermon. I see it as a reward for working my guts out for years and years.
PA P E R D R E S S I found this hand-made paper dress, by Ann Wilson, at a shop in Fitzroy that I popped into when I had a meeting next door. It’s my favourite type of shopping: an impromptu buy when you see something you love.
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They’re my first gift from Fletcher – he bought them in Bright. Animals can make an ornament feel more alive.
DOG BENCH Fletcher decided he wanted a seat in the bathroom and we have different style aesthetics. His is French provincial old school; mine is contemporary quirky. I got Huxtable the dog: for him, it serves a purpose; for me, it’s also fun.
This was my partner’s, and I was a little bit concerned about how Darrell – that’s what I call him – would fit in with my decor. But I’ve grown quite attached to him and it works well in that spot.
Unicorns, being these imaginary creatures, connect to my life and events and make those bits of fantasy come true. My sister bought me a ridiculous unicorn collection this year, including a unicorn hundreds and thousands shaker. Fletcher bought Buttercup, the soft toy unicorn in the bed. JUNE 22, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 35
ew apartment development has skyrocketed in Melbourne since 2009 and their quality has become a hot topic. Apartments now make up nearly one-third of all new dwellings approved across the state and it is predicted that more than 35,000 apartments will be built across Melbourne between 2015 and 2017. Apartment living is a new reality for everyone from empty-nesters to families, couples and singles. So what makes a good apartment? Each year the Houses Awards recognise excellence in home design across nine categories and this year there are nine projects shortlisted in the apartment and unit-design category. We checked out some of the stand-out contenders. ● email@example.com
KOOYONG APARTMENT Wowowa architects reshaped this 1980s apartment for a couple moving out of their glamorous family home in Canterbury. Director Monique Woodward says many downsizers want to stay in their area, and this relatively spacious 100-square-metre, ground-level apartment made the move viable. The renovation involved flipping the kitchen’s orientation and demolishing the wall separating the kitchen from the living and dining area. The couple can now host the family’s large Christmas gatherings. “A great apartment is playful and customised … it is meant to be a home in the sky, a vertical neighbourhood with cross-ventilation, quality natural light and joy,” Monique says.
on top of the world these stand-out apartments are in the race for the houses awards, writes clare kennedy
FLINDERS LANE APARTMENT A love of books is central to the owners of this Flinders Lane apartment, remodelled by Kerstin Thompson Architects. The heart of the home is a library, while the bedrooms, kitchen and living areas are arranged around the perimeter. Using perforated steel within the existing shell has created “a dark heart with a light perimeter”, says director Kerstin Thompson. The bookshelves and joinery units appear as furniture, and air and light flow through their perforated surfaces. The qualities of a good apartment? “Natural light, access to fresh air and cross-ventilation, a visual aspect and outlook, even if the view is of a constructed environment, as well
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as a sense of openness, regardless of the apartment’s size, and a sense of spaciousness,” Kerstin says. “In a heritage context – as in Flinders Lane – a quality apartment makes the most of the existing building envelope and its features, such as its large steel frame windows and generous proportions.”
BROOKVILLE ROAD APARTMENTS The Brookville Road apartments in Toorak, by MA Architects with Neometro, were designed around the idea of “building as a good neighbor”, says MA director Karen Alcock. “The vertical columns of the lower levels create a strong visual rhythm in the facade and help make the building feel lower in the streetscape,” she says. And the corner
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balconies “opening” out to the street further reduce the sense of scale. Inside are well-proportioned two- and three-bedroom dwellings that combine generous spaces with framed views and natural light. So what makes a quality apartment? “We believe it is critical that when you walk into an apartment there is a sense of spaciousness. This is not about the size of the apartment but the entry sequence and the relationship to the internal and external views,” Karen says. “Successful apartment design is not about luxury finishes; it is about luxury of space, of scale, of amenity.” ● » The Houses Awards will be announced on July 22. housesawards.com.au
Do you approach apartment design differently to house design?
“The difference often lies in connecting the design to its surrounds and creating a flow. In the countryside or by the beach, the connection is to landscape. In urban environments, designs instead reference other built forms such as the identity of a suburb or cityscape, and … the history of the building envelope, its heritage and the existing palette of materials, such as large steel frame windows and handsome proportions.” Kerstin Thompson \ architect
“There is a much greater emphasis on the integration of the interior and exterior architecture in apartments. Generally apartments are smaller than houses but occupants seek a similar level of amenity and a sense of openness. Apartment interiors need to be designed as ‘living machines’ where every element is carefully curated and often designed to have two or three uses.” Karen Alcock \ architect JUNE 22, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 37
A COLLECTION OF SIX LUXURY HAWKSBURN RESIDENCES These handcrafted residences find their appeal as much from the rare boutique size of their development as from their covetable address. Distinguished by a contemporary palette of luxurious materials, generous floorplans with sizes ranging from 115m² to 207m² that can be tailored to each resident and an enviable 2 or 3 car garage with storage and wine cellars. No matter where you look only good things meet the eye.
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Living at the Ritz A room at The Ritz has long been one of the very best addresses. Here are some of the famous faces who have called it home:
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In the 1930s, beige sofas were the height of fashion thanks to Coco Chanel, one of the most famous long-term residents at the Ritz Paris. Coco moved into the hotel in the 1930s, occupying a two-bedroom, self-furnished suite with her own style that included the sofa. She lived in the hotel for almost 35 years. Ritz Paris, which has just reopened after being refurbished, has a beauty spa and a suite named in her honour. ●
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those featured – have contributed to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel becoming recognised as one of the world’s best-known hotel brands. Far East Consortium executive director Craig Williams says the Ritz-Carlton aligns perfectly with West Side Place – the height of luxury inner-city living. “Buyers are increasingly seeking a combination of convenience and luxury when purchasing an apartment, and they are particularly interested in the benefits of hotel-style amenities and services,” he says. ● MELISSA HEAGNEY firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER PROJECTS \ In addition to West Side Place in Melbourne, Far East Consortium is also bringing the Ritz-Carlton to its other developments at Queen’s Wharf, Brisbane, and Elizabeth Quay, Perth.
Ernest Hemingway The renowned American novelist was a regular at the Ritz in Paris, especially its bar. Legend had it that when Paris was liberated from the Germans at the end of World War II, Ernest was the first back to the Ritz’s bar to buy a round of champagne for everyone. The story later proved to be a tall tale, nevertheless a bar at the Ritz was named the Bar Hemingway in his honour. ●
The French novelist loved the Ritz Paris so much that one of the main characters in his series In Search of Lost Time was inspired by a maitre d’hotel. Marcel visited the hotel’s restaurants and bars to observe the rich and famous. He died in 1922 (aged 51) and on his deathbed, he sent a driver to the Ritz for his favourite cold beer, taking a final sip before he passed away. ● F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Former British Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher lived at the Ritz-Carlton in London while recuperating from surgery, and died there in 2013. Baroness Thatcher stayed in one of the hotel’s suites, convalescing with the help of her medical team and carers. Many hotel staff befriended her and attended her funeral. ●
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ollywood glamour, fashion and fame. It conjures up images of paparazzi, private jets, champagne on tap, gourmet food and nights in glamorous hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton. This type of luxury lifestyle is becoming a reality in Melbourne, thanks to a new apartment and hotel development by Far East Consortium, located at the site of the former Age building on Spencer Street and with Melbourne’s first Ritz-Carlton as its centrepiece. The hotel’s minimalist but luxurious interiors are echoed in West Side Place’s apartments below the Ritz-Carlton which, when built, will be the tallest hotel in the southern hemisphere. West Side Place is offering hotel-style living fit for any A-lister, with a gym and wellness centre to keep in shape. The development will include 2600 luxury apartments in four towers below the Ritz-Carlton, allowing residents to live like some of the stars who have called the Ritz home over the past (almost) 120 years. The Ritz has become the ultimate luxury hotel, now found in 30 countries and offering a glamorous getaway for travellers and famous guests. The original was opened by founder Cesar Ritz in Place Vendome, Paris, in 1898 and since that time the Ritz has been home to many celebrities. These various famous faces – including
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The author of such classics as The Great Gatsby Gatsby, American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald often visited Paris, calling the Ritz his home away from home with wife Zelda. Like his contemporary, Ernest Hemingway, he was a frequent visitor to the bar, spending his nights drinking and talking about his work. He penned a novella entitled The Diamond as Big as the Ritz in 1922. ● JUNE 22, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 39
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front and rear access. Four ground-level apartments have direct street access – two to Malvern Road and two to Pohlman Lane. The hilltop vantage gives some apartments wide views to the city or over Malvern. Ville is being developed by Magnate Developments, a specialist in high-end boutique residential projects. Director Scott Emery says with Ville they set out to spoil owner-occupier buyers with larger layouts and double car spaces for most apartments. “Most buyers will come from the local area, including downsizers and aspirational younger home buyers, who may be getting a hand from parents who want them to stay in the area. “We choose our sites very carefully. If you are going to live in an apartment you want to be able to walk out to great cafes, fashion stores and transport. Ville has an ideal position with one of Melbourne’s most exclusive villages on the doorstep and trams, trains and parks all nearby.” Ville’s advantages also include balconies without air-conditioning condensers and onground parking (no stackers). Completion is expected by early 2018. ● LIZ McLACHLAN email@example.com
Location, location Leafy haven close to the cosmopolitan cafes and boutiques of Hawksburn village and Beatty Avenue, and a few minutes’ walk from Toorak and Hawksburn stations.
Bespoke contemporary design by leading practitioners a minute’s walk from Hawksburn’s pocket-sized village.
ille is a newly released development of 20 luxury apartments and two penthouses at the top of the Malvern Road hill above Hawksburn village, a minute’s walk from the charm of its elegant cafes, boutiques and fresh food stores. Ville’s direct connectivity with the village features in the building’s bespoke design: CHT Architects, Mim Design and CDA Design Group have translated its ambience through contemporary architecture and high-end interiors using stone, timber and bronze finishes and meticulously considered layouts with an entry water garden, private perimeter and penthouse gardens. The building’s first three levels house 20 apartments with 18 two-bedroom layouts and two one-bedroom plans. Internal areas range from 50 to 93 square metres with private courtyard terraces from 11 to 65 square metres on ground level, first level balconies of eight to 17 square metres and 11to36square metres on level two. Prices range from $489,000 to $575,000 for one-bedroom apartments, with two-bedroom apartments from $675,000 to $1,095,000. The site at 638 Malvern Road runs through to Pohlman Lane near its connection to Grandview Grove, giving the building both
THE BUILD Address \ 638 Malvern Road, Prahran Developer \ Magnate Developments Building design \ CHT Architects Interior design \ Mim Design Landscape design \ CDA Design Group Sales \ Heath Thompson 0408 314 756 or Andrew Fawell 0414 508 155 » villeresidences.com.au Living area \ 50-93 square metres Outdoor space \ 8-65 square metres Facilities \ Feature water garden in ground-level entry, secure basement car parking Pricing guide \ One-bedroom $489,000-$575,000 Two-bedroom $675,000-$1,095,000
Ville’s luxe finishes integrate kitchens elegantly within open-plan living zones. European oak flooring ties the space together and features include timber veneer, 2-pac cabinetry and bronze highlights in metal and glass. Natural stone covers benchtops and splashbacks as well as the island benches that feature a smart bronze grid frame at one end designed to display and store magazines and papers. Appliances include Miele stainless-steel gas cooktop with wok burner, oven, microwave, and integrated dishwasher, and an integrated refrigerator by Fisher & Paykel or Liebherr. ●
Mim Design’s bespoke approach has created distinctive bathrooms using weathered bronze, large-format stone-styled porcelain tiles and solid-surface basins set above natural stone-topped floating 2-pac vanities. The walk-in shower has a rainwater showerhead above and adjustable wall shower rail with a frameless glass screen and drain inset into the tiled base. The above-vanity mirrored cabinet is edged in bronze with a matching bronze rail and adjustable shaving mirror. A large inset shelf mirrors the vanity storage and the toilet has an in-wall cistern. ●
Scott Emery from Magnate Developments says each apartment’s layout was thought through very carefully. “We wanted to include everything spatially we could think of that people would want to have in their apartment.” Consequently nearly every apartment has a timber-veneer and stone study nook incorporated into entries, living areas or bedrooms and there’s a charging station with key shelf inside the entrance. Most apartments have a separate entrance foyer and storage includes a linen cupboard. Some larger apartments have balconies or terraces wrapping around on two sides. ●
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THE STYLIST M I R A N D A TAY G O E S O N T H E I N S I D E
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f you’re lucky enough to have an entire room devoted to working from home, don’t just plonk a desk and chair in it and cable it up higgledy-piggledy. A great home office should be an area that inspires peak productivity and creativity, effectively separated from the rest of the home environment. We asked an interiors expert from Meizai for five tips to make the space work for you.
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A big window in a home office space is essential to provide natural light. This can be complemented with pendant lighting, suspended over the desk and work area.
All joinery and desk: Pianca Spazioteca (bookcases) and Spazio (cabinets) wall compositions, price on application. Pianca Cora chair, from $839, available in multiple finishes. All from Meizai.
Ample storage is essential for keeping your office space organised, clean and tidy, ensuring your work flows smoothly throughout the day.
Adding plants to your office space looks good and helps to clean the air, keeping the space fresh.
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Often, people end up sprawling their work out over the kitchen counter or dinner table because their home desk is undersized. Ensure you have enough work space for your needs.
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A mix of task, occasional and armchairs will build formal and informal areas to work in the home office space. ● firstname.lastname@example.org » meizai.com.au
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COSY GEM IS STREETS AHEAD 2 MARTIN CRESCENT, GLEN IRIS, 3146
property in a street with only 12 houses is poised to put tiny Martin Crescent, Glen Iris, on the real estate map. The house, on a block of 715 square metres, is at the top of the cul-de-sac. It was renovated and extended two years ago. It now has a second storey, big back garden, swimming pool and lawn, and plenty of room to entertain – just the ticket for any family that wants to spread its wings, be close to schools and transport, and live in one of Melbourne’s greenest and leafiest suburbs. The cosy-looking house is set back from the street in a lush lawn. The front path, bordered by ornamental pear trees, leads to a perfectly symmetrical facade. With box bay windows and a red terracotta-tiled roof, this house is picture-book pretty with instant street appeal. Leadlight panels around the front door echo the arts and crafts movement with gum leaves and gum nuts. A close inspection reveals a couple of magpies in among the leaves. This house is so much more than the sum of its rooms. All-white interiors keep it fresh and sophisticated and lend it a Hamptons style. White walls, high ceilings and skirtings contrast with darker oak floorboards. For the most part, timber doors, windows and trims have been painted white. An exception is an original timber and glass door with black-painted frame hung on industrial-sized rollers to make a sliding door into the walk-in pantry. Not only does this save space by not having a door opening into the room, but it looks terrific and is a great use of recycled materials. In the living room at the front, colour comes from the jewelled reds and greens in the stained-glass windows and cleverly chosen accessories. A straightforward floor plan is centred on the hallway. Two bedrooms are on one side of the hall. Living and dining rooms and the kitchen are on the other. In the main bedroom, the corner fireplace reflects the
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house’s period origins. Plantation shutters at the box bay window let in filtered light. The white marble en suite has two basins in a marble vanity. A bath is at one end and a double shower with two shower heads at the other. The wide hallway could have been just that. But the owners have incorporated study nooks with built-in desks in two alcoves in the hall. Once again, the joinery is painted white. The kitchen and dining area off the living room continue the Hamptons vibe. The kitchen has a 900-millimetre Miele oven and gas cooktop in a white marble benchtop. Marble is used extensively in the splashbacks and also in the pantry shelving and island bench. Two industrial-style lights hang from the ceiling to light the island bench. In the well-proportioned dining and living room, an open fireplace adds to the heat provided by ducted heating. The space is flexible enough for the room to be reconfigured to have a couch in front of the fireplace. Bifold doors open to reveal a wide bluestone terrace with built-in barbecue and fridge – this should make outdoor entertaining easy. A full-width lawn, a swimming pool with glass safety fence, and a bungalow in the corner of the garden complete the picture outside. A children’s zone upstairs is made up of two attic-style bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, on either side of a central retreat. This house, one of the area’s originals, was built at the beginning of the 20th century when Martin Crescent was known as Regal Avenue. With its position on the high side of the crescent, this brick beauty still reigns supreme. Secluded though it is, the property is only a few minutes’ walk from Central Park, one of Melbourne’s most beautiful and famous suburban parklands, and it is also walking distance to several schools, shops and two tramlines. ● MARIA HARRIS firstname.lastname@example.org
final word “ STUNNING TRANSFORMATION IN A RARE CUL-DE-SAC LOCATION. TUCKED AW “A AWAY WAY BUT STILL SO CLOSE TO EVERYTHING.” MADELEINE KENNEDY – agent
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Fast facts \ Renovated and extended period house; open-plan living with bifold doors to large outdoor entertainment area; wide entry hall; two study nooks; children’s retreat; stained-glass windows; two open fireplaces; engineered oak floorboards; marble-finished kitchen with Miele appliances and walk-in pantry; ducted heating; cooling; alarm; laundry with second bathroom; irrigation system; back garden with full-width lawn; swimming pool; separate bungalow; off-street parking; close to transport, shops, parks and schools.
The real estate cover story (right) and We Love It property reviews on the following pages have been visited by TWR journalists. Agents’ Choices and Out of Town are promotions provided by the selling agent.
Glen Iris \ 10 kilometres from the city
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Price \ About $2.7 million
Auction \ June 25 at 12.30pm
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PLA ORM ESPRESSO PLATF A favourite with weekend brunchers, this cafe pours Sensory Lab coffee and serves up an innovative menu. facebook.com/platformespresso
TOUCH NAT NA URE New to the Glen Iris shopping strip, this boutique stocks all-natural, non-chemical products from across Australia. facebook.com/touchnatureaustralia
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BALWYN NORTH \ 74 CITYVIEW ROAD This 1950s house has been reconfigured to offer generous spaces for entertaining and retreat. It starts with a typical ’50s facade, with white render punctuated by picture windows, while the back of the house is unashamedly contemporary. The interior has been extensively renovated by its owner-builder. At the front is a living room with an original fireplace. In contrast to the rest of the house, this room feels wonderfully snug. Next door is the main bedroom, which has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with white tiles and joinery – a palette repeated in the main bathroom. The house then divides into a ground floor with open-plan living areas and an upper level with three more bedrooms and a family bathroom. Each of the bedrooms has a built-in wardrobe and a desk, and two open to a covered balcony overlooking the rear garden. Downstairs, the living, dining and kitchen areas form one flexible space. Floor-to-ceiling bifold doors open to the west-facing garden and the pool and spa that occupy it. There’s also an in-ground trampoline here. The house shows off a palette of contemporary materials, including white cabinetry, polished concrete floors and black timber screening. Many of the materials have been cleverly recycled; the timber stairs, for example, came from Princes Pier. ● FRANCESCA CARTER
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PROPERTY ID » 2012837071
Price \ $1.9 million +
TOORAK \ 16 GL GLYNDEBOURNE AVENUE A
Auction \ June 25 at noon
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768 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills 4
85 Cobden Street, South Melbourne 3
Agent: Tim Heavyside 0403 020 404 ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million - $1.5 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday June 25 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................
Agent: Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 ................................................................. Price: $1.3 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday July 9 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI: As advertised .................................................................
Restore this classic art deco-styled gem into a retro-inspired modern home, or redevelop the 983sqm (approx) block with a stunning new residence (STCA).
Framed by front and rear courtyards, this exceptional, modern, double-brick residence offers a mix of luxury, light and low-maintenance ease.
Let's eat lunch @ Acorn Nursery, 669 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Liquid Cafe, 866 Canterbury Road
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PROPERTY ID » 2012838029
Price \ About $1.7 million Auction \ June 25 at 1pm
Set near Toorak’s border with Kooyong, this house offers the best of both worlds – a prestigious address and an inspired architectural design. Featuring rich Australian timbers, it is set towards the rear of its block, in the midst of a garden packed with lush greenery. There are two bedrooms at the rear, one carpeted and one tiled. They are connected by a walk-through wardrobe and shared bathroom. The combined laundry and bathroom sports marble floors, striking blue wall tiles and a spa bath. The timber detailing continues in the study, which is off one of the bedrooms. Here, built-in shelving surrounds a big window that capitalises on the verdant outlook; the result is a unique and striking space. At the front of the house is the combined living and dining room and the granite kitchen. With vaulted ceilings, this zone makes the most of the house’s geometric design. Two walls of timber doors open to a paved terrace. Truly unique, this house is an architectural gem close to Kooyong station, trams and the Monash Freeway. ● JULIAN HEALEY
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CAMBERWELL \ 33 GLEN IRISS RROAD You can feel the serenity at this well-located, executive-style house, where Eastern and Western approaches create what could be the neighbourhood’s most harmonious family residence. The vendor, a stylist, says she incorporated elements of feng shui into the design, starting with the water feature in the symmetrical front garden and the double front doors imported from Hong Kong. Equally, squabbling for bathroom time will be a thing of the past, as each of the four bedrooms upstairs has an en suite – two with a bath. There’s a fifth bathroom downstairs. The eight-year-old house, built of Roman 50-millimetre bricks, has a focus on quality materials such as marble benchtops, French oak parquetry, wool carpet, double-glazing and travertine outdoor landscaping, as well as attention to detail in skylights, creative shelving nooks and storage spaces. There are formal and informal open-plan living/dining areas, each with a marble fireplace. The stylish kitchen is fitted with Gaggenau appliances, and its butler’s pantry has a steamer and dishwasher. A fitted study and an upstairs rumpus room complete the living spaces. The house maximises its position on the corner of Halley Avenue with large windows and greenery all around, including a night-lit Japanese-maple courtyard on the south side. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON
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Kay & Burton \ 8862 8001
PROPERTY ID » 2012837048
Price \ $2.6 million +
Auction \ June 25 at 1pm
BALWYN NORTH \ 27 VIEWHILL ROAD POSTCODE
2/125 Canterbury Road, Toorak 3
Agent: Robyn Feigen 0490 059 653 ................................................................. Price: $2.95 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI: Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
50 Lewisham Road, Prahran 3
Agent: James McCormack 0410 503 389 ................................................................. Price: $2.1 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday June 25 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: By appointment .................................................................
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PROPERTY ID » 2012836834
Price \ $1.75 million – $1.85 million
Auction \ June 25 at 10am
Stylish and bright, this two-storey family house showcases contemporary finishes. It’s elevated slightly from the street, with a fenced yard and a double garage with remote-controlled door. Inside, the ambience is calm and natural. Tasmanian oak floors and a mix of downlights and pendants brighten the light, neutral interior. Cornices feature in the front lounge, which, along with the carpeted study, is neatly zoned away from casual living and meals areas at the rear. Back there, the house comes to life, with an open-plan family and dining room – a welcoming space filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows. There is also access to a paved outdoor dining area, pool and cubby house. The kitchen laps up the views over marble benches, and has stainless-steel appliances and window seating. The laundry is tucked in behind. Upstairs, there are some spectacular views from the four carpeted bedrooms. Each has a built-in wardrobe and is handy to a bathroom with freestanding tub. The main bedroom has an en suite. ● JULIAN HEALEY
Sophistication defines this double-storey penthouse (one of two) by B.E Architects. Lift, garage, heating/cooling and study, metres from Toorak Village.
Refined and bespoke contemporary residence by David Watson showcases spacious and lavishly appointed dimensions and delivers luxury lifestyle.
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ONLY 4 REMAINING ABBOTSFORD 73 NICHOLSON STREET St Joseph 6 - A limited collection of 6 exclusive homes Construction has commenced. Buy before June 30th to maximise Stamp Duty savings. Designed by renowned Interlandi Mantesso architects, St Joseph 6 integrates a classic Gothic Revival facade with cutting-edge interiors delivering the ultimate inner-city executive lifestyle experience. The building hosts 6 two-level residents (Approx 122sqm 204sqm) meticulously detailed to the highest standard each boasting a gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances, gas cooktops, integrated fridge, first-class fittings and fixtures, secure parking and storage. In the very heart of Abbotsford with renowned cafĂŠs across the road, shops and restaurants at the end of the street, close to Yarra parks and the CBD.
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20 & 20A King Street, Daylesford Lakeside magnificence in beautiful Daylesford. With absolute lake frontage Boat Shed Villas comprise one home and two self-contained residences on two titles and are perfectly positioned to take in the uninterrupted views and tranquil surrounds of Lake Daylesford. This is a standout holiday accommodation business or make it your own private hideaway, the location is one of Daylesford's finest. An exclusive opportunity in the heart of Daylesford Spa Country.
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Balwyn North • 1/21 Yeneda Street
A stunning, bespoke residence designed by award winning De Atelier Architects, offering a level of space and luxury which is highly sought, yet rarely found. Offering substantial accommodation of 4 large bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms & 2 powder rooms, this unique property impresses from the stylish exterior, to the cosy yet soaring spaces of the 3 large living areas (2 of which enjoy gas log fires). Prized north facing rear orientation, including an entertainers terrace with stunning views, rear yard with undercover alfresco area and stunning lap pool all soaked in glorious sun. Luxuriously appointed kitchen and open plan dining area. Double garage, storage areas, walk through laundry, heating/cooling. Highly coveted position in tree lined Yeneda Street, only meters from Belmore Road shops and convenient access to the Eastern Freeway.
Inspect: Inspect as advertised or by private appointment Expressions of Interest: Closing Thursday 7th July 5pm AH: Bryce Carroll 0413 377 982
96 Toorak Road, South Yarra www.cmck.com.au
EXECUTOR’S AUCTION THIS SAT AT 1
TOORAK, 16 GLYNDEBOURNE AVENUE AFFORDABLE ALLOTMENT OF 400SQM TOGETHER WITH QUIRKY COMPACT HOME This architect designed 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom home inspiring modern building design. An intriguing design utilising vaulted ceilings with clerestory windows and beautiful Australian timbers, this relaxing sanctuary enjoys 2 spacious bedrooms (shared WIR), north facing open plan living & dining with granite kitchen (European appliances) and French doors to the covered sandstone terraces; marble floored bathroom (laundry) & powder room. With scope to extend or redevelop (STCA), this idyllic haven provides underfloor heating, electric sky windows, extensive custom cabinetry and secure parking. Walk to Kooyong station, the Toorak Road tram, St Kevins, St Catherines and Scotch College. $1.7m buyers. www.16glyndebourneavenuetoorak.com.au
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EXECUTOR’S AUCTION: SAT 25TH JUNE AT 1 INSPECT: WED 11-11:45 & SAT FROM 12:30
Christopher Dane 0418 319 809
2 428 Toorak Road, Toorak www.rmprealestate.com.au
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A RARE OPPORTUNITY – RICHMOND HILL GRANDEUR An historic landmark; This glorious Edwardian residence boasts breathtaking dimensions whilst showcasing a masterful blend of exquisite period elegance and contemporary designer luxury all set in a tightly held and much coveted location. • 3-4 huge bedrooms – master with access to a gorgeous balcony • Boasting a sprawling living and dining area – reverse cycle heating, cooling and surround sound • Ultimate entertainer's kitchen – massive granite island bench, dishwasher, gas range, acres of storage. Bi fold doors open to a high-walled, secluded and sun drenched courtyard • Substantial Galley, incorporating wine store, butler's pantry and laundry with direct access to the courtyard • Separate formal dining area – cozy open fire place, built in shelving, stunning English stained-glass window • Separate formal sitting room or large guest/in-law (4th) bedroom downstairs, complimented by a full bathroom and featuring a magnificent bay window, an open fire place and air conditioner • 2 other sleek, richly appointed bathrooms • Lock up garage via Goodwood St plus eligible for parking permits • One of its kind, this unique residence also includes a stunning entrance, solar panels, ducted heating, high ceilings, plantation shutters, security alarm, double glazing and period detail • Land size: 10 x 35.5m approx
RICHMOND HILL 205 LENNOX STREET
AUCTION Saturday 9th July at 2:10pm VIEW Sat 25th June 12-12.30 & Wed 29th June 12-12.30 CONTACT Edward Hobbs 0411 725 263 Russell Cambridge 0418 339 271 OFFICE 22-28 Bridge Road, Richmond 9426 4000 Conj John Wysham 0418 322 618
ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections
904/666 Chapel Street South Yarra 2
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2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA
HAWTHORN 12 Brook Street
A Private And Luxurious Sanctuary Just Moments From The River Brook St is a collection of 5 ultra-luxury town homes presented by Neil Architecture & MLS Built in the highly coveted, riverside precinct of Hawthorn West. Set within exquisitely landscaped gardens, these superb contemporary homes feature 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, multiple terraces, & a private, dedicated lift operating from a secure garage. Featuring: *Detailed joinery & luxurious finishes *A meticulous landscape design by John Patrick with a focus on privacy and seclusion *Private lift access *Individual, private garage with side by side parking *Premium fixtures & fittings including Miele appliances *Oak timber floors *High ceilings. www.brookst.com.au
FOR SALE INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT
HAWTHORN EAST 1 Avenue Victoria
By Appointment Private Sale $1,795,000 Kew | 9854 8888 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Alexander Hill 0432 145 790
Exclusive Position, Great Potential On Large Land In a prestigious cul de sac close to shopping centres, schools & transport, this substantial 1930s residence offers brilliant scope for renovation & extension (STCA), or for the creation of a grand contemporary home on exceptionally large land (782 sqm approx). With well-preserved period detail & ducted heating, the home offers living & dining rooms, 2 double BRs, large kitchen/meals, retro-style bathroom, laundry & utility room. Opening to the rear is a deep garden. A wonderful opportunity with an enviable address!
AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT
Sat 25 June at 1pm Thu 12-12.30 & Sat 12.30-1 Kew | 9854 8888 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Jessika Spink 0400 176 441
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Specialising in all aspects of home renovations. AFTER Alterations/Bathrooms/ Kitchens/Laundries/Decks/ Pergolas/Weatherboard Repairs. All work performed in a professional & trademanlike manner with attention to detail. RBP. DB-U 5152. Phone Rick on 0412 222 865. 1230792-RC24-16
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Warren Ansell Salon is a unique salon specialising in colour, straightening, wigs, hairpieces and extensions. New foil package 1/2 head of foil highlights style cut and blowave $149. Bio Ionic hair-straightening with a free colour or treatment for $599. A huge range of wigs, hair extensions, irons and blowdryers. Or shop online at: 1224604-LB17-16
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is a unique salon specialising in colour, straightening, wigs, hairpieces and extensions. New foil package 1/2 head of foil highlights style cut and blowave $149. Bio Ionic hair-straightening with a free colour or treatment for $599. A huge range of wigs, hair extensions, irons and blow-dryers. Or shop online at:
Assured Tree Care Pty Ltd
We take pride in giving our clients the best level of professional Arboricultural services to meet their needs. We have a holistic approach to the value and care of trees and their addition to the landscape. We are experienced, qualified and insured arborists. Contact us for a free quote. Contact: Russell 0411 257 793.
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Websters Fencing Registered Building Practitioner. Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of fences. Specialising in boundary fencing, including fences over two metres. Contact: Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote. PH: 9547 4700 Mob: 0417 356 608
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HOME FURNISHINGS Next Home Furnishings Visit our large showroom & discover 1000’s of metres of beautiful fabrics. Purchase by the metre or order in any brand. DIY, custom made window furnishings / cushions, upholstery service. Free measure and quote. 1346 Toorak Road Camberwell
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Contact: 9793 8233. www.almara.com.au
Malvern Windows Specialists in manufacture, supply and installation of
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Specialising in all aspects of residential design and drafting. From sketch concepts, all council and Town Planning applications, to complete working drawings and construction plans. Contact us for your next new home or renovation design. Contact: Tim 0407 454 957
BEAUTY SERVICES Natalie’s Beauty Parlour
BLINDS Bracken Blinds & Shutters
pedicures and spray tanning services. 15% off first booking when you mention this ad.
the decor will take you back in time at Natalie’s Beauty Parlour, Camberwell. A home salon inspired by the 1950s. Natalie offers waxing, facials,
Contact: 0404 634 842
FENCING Registered Building Practitioner Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of your fence. We specialise in boundary fencing, including fences over two metres high. Please call Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote: Mob: 0417 356 608 1231754-HM25-16
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Click4Trades
Need a tradesman? Deal direct with a group of tradies that have worked together for almost twenty years. A complete Home Renovation / Maintenance group that can help with all trades & services, small to large jobs. Contact: 1800 4 TRADES (1800 487 233). Address: 737 Burwood Rd Hawthorn
TREE DOCTOR Frank Duke
Total tree care, including reshaping or removals. Third generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete customer satisfaction with individual assessment Contact: Paul 9509 4768
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