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SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES Om Nom’s stunning new winter drinks menu, designed by cocktail creator Grant Collins and launching June 30, is pure theatre. The range features smoke, fire and dry ice in concoctions you can drink, eat or inhale. Secret Garden, $22 (pictured), is a visual feast, while Nitro Tea Party is a steaming pot of Long Island-inspired tea for two. ●
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WORK OUT, CHILL OUT In a new spin on wellness, boutique fitness studio Bodhi and Ride is teaming up with nightclub Bond Melbourne to trial “wellness clubbing”. Exercise and yoga classes will be set to the latest live DJ-spun hits, light shows and cool-down music in an immersive experience. Top off with health drinks and clean eats post-workout. ● » Bodhi Meets Bond: Rave, ride and revitalise, July 6, Bond Melbourne, 24 Bond Street, Melbourne. Classes start at 11:30am & 1pm. $27 per person per class; book at eventbrite.com.au » bodhiandride.com.au
Digital screen production is fast coming into its own as a platform for great storytelling. If you’re a die-hard fan of web series, make your way to Melbourne’s fourth WebFest, promising a stellar line-up of international and local talent, events, screenings and a competition for the best pitch. ● » Melbourne WebFest 2016, July 1-3, Federation Square; tickets $32-$168, eventbrite.com.au » melbournewebfest.com ANIMATION DANG IT TO HECK! CREATED BY ROB HUNTER & CHRIS EDSER
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From June 25 to July 24, watch Sovereign Hill’s Victorian-style buildings come alive with large-scale light projections in the Winter Wonderlights show. During the day, faux snowfall, carollers and Saint Nicholas will create a sense of wonder and, at night, Main Street will sparkle with grand-scale images and Christmas ‘‘wonderlights’’. Sovereign Hill is giving away three family passes (each for two adults and up to four children) to attend its Christmas in July event. ● sovereignhill.com.au
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elbourne actor Elizabeth Debicki is having quite the year. She started it by playing opposite Tom Hiddleston in big budget BBC spy drama The Night Manager and will end 2016 by filming key roles in Tim Winton’s Breath and the sequel to comic-book blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. In the meantime, she’s back on our TV screens in Foxtel’s The Kettering Incident. “I’m really excited about Kettering coming out,” the 25-year-old actor says. “I thought it was such an ambitious piece and such an Australian story, told on a scale we don’t usually see our stories told on. I’m really intrigued to see how people react to it.” Set in small-town Tasmania, this new Australian drama is a fitting companion piece to the ABC’s extraordinary Cleverman. Together, they prove that we can make telly that is strange, beguiling and unashamedly high-concept, while still playing to the mass market. While comparisons with ’90s hits Twin Peaks and The X-Files are easily made, Kettering is equally driven by the soapy, ratings-friendly melodrama of British hit Broadchurch. “I think the thing that resonates with people about Broadchurch is that this horrific incident can happen within a small community. That’s the parallel I’d draw with Kettering, but our show is more of a thriller,” Elizabeth says. Her character, Anna, has fled Kettering
after a childhood incident in which her best friend vanished. For reasons that are best described as mysterious, Anna is drawn back to Tasmania from a London career as a doctor. No sooner has she arrived than another young woman disappears. But is Anna responsible, or is it the strange lights in the sky? As Anna, Elizabeth gives such an electric, mesmerising performance that it’s hard to remember this is her first lead role on screen. Until now, her career has consisted of smaller parts in which she has often outshone bigger stars, in films such as Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. If Elizabeth seems to be taking it all in her stride, that’s because she’s been preparing for this moment for a very long time. Born in Paris to ballet dancer parents (she moved to Melbourne at age five), she always seemed destined for a career in the performing arts. “I think theatre was always in my bones; it’s probably in my gene structure. I was on stage as a dancer before I was ever on stage as an actor,” she says. “The memory I have of that first time is quite visceral. I really, really loved being on stage and it felt very normal to me. I don’t want to sound cheesy, but it felt like the place I should be.” Having originally trained in ballet, Elizabeth was set on a new course by a teacher at Mount Waverley’s Huntingtower School. “When I started taking drama in year 10, I had an amazing teacher, Daniel Borbely. You only get a handful of those
teachers in your life. I remember him specifically talking to me after school, saying I should audition for VCA.” She took his advice to heart, although the odds were stacked against her. She was a year too young, had never been to acting school and her entrance audition ended up being scheduled on the same day as her French VCE exam. Nonetheless, she won a place. On graduating, Elizabeth wasted no time making her mark, winning a prestigious role in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of The Maids (opposite Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert) and the part of glamour girl Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby. “When you’re at uni and the MTC building is next door, that feels like the highest pinnacle. I don’t want to sound ungrateful, because it’s a miraculous thing as an actor to get any job, but Gatsby was definitely a huge stepping stone. It was a baptism of fire; there wasn’t a lot of time to think about it. I felt like I was falling off a cliff, into this abyss. I didn’t know what it was, but I loved it, all the way.” While it would be easy to read Elizabeth’s rapid rise in fairytale terms, she insists it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. “I’m grateful for every time I’ve slipped up so far. Not immediately. I don’t think anybody’s immediately grateful. I think particularly as an actor, when you fail, that’s when you learn things. And when you don’t get given the thing that you want, that’s when you really learn how hungry you are for it. I think it’s just as important to fail at things as it is to be given the opportunity to do them. “It’s all part of a messy patchwork of trying to figure out what it is you want to do.” ● myke bartlett email@example.com » The Kettering Incident begins on July 4 on Foxtel’s showcase channel, showcasechannel.com.au ONLINE \ Watch the trailer
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Comic books on screen We’ve seen Batman thump Superman and Captain America battle Iron Man. Where do comic book films go from here? They start getting stranger. We’ve already had the fourth-wall-breaking, utterly-unsafe-forchildren Deadpool. Word is, supervillain team-up Suicide Squad has been reshot in an attempt to match its anarchic hilarity. Freakiest of the new crop is Doctor Strange, due for release later this year. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton, it features a host of parallel dimensions, magicians and reality-bending antics.
There’s a theme of rediscovering old friends to this year’s serve of children’s cinema. The delightful Finding Dory returns us to the submarine world of Nemo and family, while that Harry Potter-shaped hole is filled by Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (starring Eddie Redmayne), a prequel of sorts that returns us to the world of Hogwarts and wizards. More surprising is the reboot of Pete’s Dragon, a much-forgotten Disney flick about a boy and his fiery friend.
Waleed Aly This Gold Logie Award-winner is on his way to becoming Australia’s answer to Jon Stewart. He has an unerring knack of being able to cut through and talk sense on the trickiest of subjects, whether it’s writing a stinging op-ed or speaking straight down the lens to The Project’s young audience. His success is a reminder that there’s room – more than that, a desperate need – for diverse voices (and faces).
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If you really want to break the internet, try casting a woman as an action film hero. Horrified male geeks still fuming about a girl being the lead in last year’s Star Wars have more bad news ahead. Ghostbusters features an all-woman line-up, Wonder Woman has earned her own movie and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has Felicity Jones as its star.
The Girl on the Train When a young woman disappears, the only witness is Rachel (Emily Blunt), who catches a glimpse of something suspicious from her seat on a passing train. The ensuing investigation tangles up the lives of three women: the disappeared Megan, Rachel, and her ex-husband’s new wife, Anna. Based on last year’s best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins, this twisty psychological thriller, due out in spring, looks set to be this year’s answer to Gone Girl.
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Netflix Binge Gone are the days of tuning in next week. Thanks to Netflix, we’re more likely to consume our favourite shows in a single marathon session. This new trend (blamed for destroying the sex lives of TV addicts) isn’t just a case of poor self-control. We’re in boom times for quality telivision. Netflix alone has a wealth of riches to come this year: Winona Ryder in Stranger Things, Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies and Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down.
Rebecca Maddern Fans of Channel Nine’s The Footy Show had the knives ready for its first female host long before her April debut, but Rebecca’s first appearance on the show scored higher ratings than any non-grand final episode in six years. She’s not only firmly established her AFL credentials, but also demonstrated a winning chemistry with her co-hosts. More than that, she’s proved more than a match for their testosterone-fuelled nonsense without spoiling anybody’s fun. ● MORE HOT STUFF »
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There’s always something bittersweet about the return of a much-loved drama series. As great as it is to see old friends, there’s the lurking knowledge that a new season means upturning whatever happiness they found last time around. Picking up 18 months later, we find Nina (Asher Keddie) trying to balance the demands of her job, love life, crazy family and single-parenting. In this week’s premiere, her family is rocked by a terrible secret – but at least there are two new handsome men on the scene. WATCH \ Channel Ten, Wednesday June 29, 8.30pm, tenplay.com.au
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Quality drama might be retreating to online and cable, but reality TV is bringing home the big numbers for free-to-air. Now in its eighth season, MasterChef remains head of the pack, even if House Rules is currently creaming off some of its audience. It isn’t hard to see why the show has stayed on the boil; there’s character drama, nail-biting competition, endless footage of delectable treats and, crucially, the chance for us to indulge fantasies of becoming culinary wizards ourselves.
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Beefeater and grab a bottle of hand-crafted, artisan gin by local makers such as Four Pillars and the Melbourne Gin Company.
women who craft beer The craft beer buzz shows no sign of abating, and there’s a lot to celebrate about Spotswood’s Two Birds Brewing. Australia’s first woman-owned-andoperated brewery was started by Jayne Lewis and Danielle Allen. The duo marked their company’s fifth birthday in June. They also cleaned up at the 2016 Australian International Beer Awards, winning the champion trophy for Medium Australian Brewery, as well as a swag of medals for their ales and specialty beers. Pop into The Nest Brewery and Tasting Room for a tour and a tipple.
rainbow lattes This might be be the year Melbourne ditches its espresso obsession to embrace multi-hued alternatives to caffeine. Forget Colombian arabica, cool cafes are making lattes with Matcha green tea, golden turmeric, even mushroom. St Kilda hotspot Matcha Mylkbar is leading the charge with a smorgasbord of choices from beetroot to turmeric and, of course, matcha lattes. Meanwhile, local start-up Golden Grind is spruiking the health benefits of its “golden latte”, made with turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper – poured to perfection at Windsor’s Uncommon. Or try the rainbow latte (yes, there’s even beetroot in it) at Brighton’s Too Many Chiefs.
drink by ISABELLE L ANE alcoholic milkshakes First Instagram-mania spawned the Frankensteinian freakshake, overloaded with everything from fairy floss to salted pretzels and donuts. Next up: the R-rated milkshake, as hip burger joints lace their shakes with booze. Grand Trailer Park Taverna’s salted caramel version with bourbon and a bacon garnish is a standout, as is Trunk Diner’s Tim Tam Slam with Kraken rum.
A good, old-fashioned G&T is the perennial favourite pre-dinner tipple of grandmas – and, well, everyone. Gin is officially cool again; every bar worth its salt-rimmed margarita is now serving superb gin-based cocktails. We even had a festival dedicated to the botanical liquor late last year. Bypass the
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Squid Ink Forget that benchmark golden hue to your baked goods … in 2016, black is the new orange. Whether it’s the black crisps with saganaki at Hellenic Hotel, Kettle Black’s steak sanga on a squid ink roll, tagliolini al nero at Tipo 00, or simply tossed through cuttlefish at Movida, Melbourne’s love affair with black has extended to our food. Try it at home with a jar of squid ink from specialty delis or ask your friendly fishmonger to save you a sac.
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fine dining at home It’s cold, you’re hungry, the fridge is empty – sounds like you’re going out for dinner, right? Wrong. What is this, 2010? These days, even the fanciest places deliver; think UberEats, Foodora and the peloton from Deliveroo. With restaurant leases going through the roof, some skilled chefs are simply shirking the system and cutting out the middle-man. Services like Endulj, with former Pei Modern chefs Matt Germanchis and Vikram Singh at the helm, are cropping up to deliver hatted-quality food to the Ugg-booted comfort of your own home.
For busy urban dwellers who want high-quality produce but can’t get to the market, the ultimate solution is get someone else to do the heavy Croissants lifting. There’s something to suit varying levels of indolence: Forget salted caramel macarons, because the from market-direct shopping rise of the rock-star croissant is being driven by list deliveries such as more than just yeast and dough. Whether it’s Agathe YourGrocer.com, or subscription Patisserie’s tiger-striped croissants at the South ingredient drops like Ceres’ fruit Melbourne market, a world-famous three-course & veg boxes, to full meal kits croissant degustation from Lune in Fitzroy (recently (complete with recipes) from Culinary Carton. There’s no named the world’s best croissanterie by The New excuse to order takeaway – unless York Times) or the lemon myrtle-laced version from you’re trying fine dining at home! just-arrived rock-star Parisian patissiere Gontran Cherrier, Melburnians are mad for them.
Turmeric Its anti-inflammatory properties have long made turmeric a staple in Indian Ayurvedic cooking but its oh-so-grammable golden glow is super hot right now. Grate it fresh into smoothies and salads, or tap a teaspoon into curries and soups. Combined with also-HRN (hot right now) coconut and cinnamon, the Golden Latte is cropping up everywhere. Ask for yours “naked” without the “latte” bit – just honey and lemon on the side.
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This “trend” has been a long time coming … 40,000-odd years, in fact. Chefs such as Attica’s Ben Shewry, Kelvin Shaw at Altair, and Matt Stone at Oakridge have been getting into native ingredients in a big way – from native fruits in desserts to bush tomato consommes and lemon myrtle in, well, everything. It’s extended to snack foods too, such as The Tucker Gang’s bush tomato popcorn and The Australian Superfood Co’s quandong and kakadu plum bars.
No, it’s not another cross-bred poodle, it’s an excuse to whip out the ol’ spiraliser and give some zucchini a perm. One of the tastier graduates of the #paleo movement (for some reason the “meatza” hasn’t fared as well), this food trend offers an olive branch for pasta lovers who’ve quit pasta. Pour enough hot pasta sauce of your choice over raw zucchini noodles and you can hardly tell the difference. You’ll be able to eat more sauce without loading up on late-night carbs, and get more greens into your diet.
Chefs in the Suburbs Gone are the days of trekking into the CBD for a feed with the fam – look out ’burbs, the chefs are coming. Williamstown has scored Josh Pelham (ex The Estelle) and George Calombaris’ new Hellenic Hotel, Berwick has Shannon Bennett’s former group chef Chris Bonello at MPD Steak Kitchen, while young upstart (ex Estelle) Jake Kellie has set up shop in Pakenham at the Lakeside Mill. I’m not complaining; parking’s easier and the menus please even the fussiest family members.
Fancy Rotisserie Chicken If it’s the simple things in life that have us going ga-ga this year, then roast chook is about as good as it gets. It’s on Philippe Mouchel’s menu at his newest venture, Philippe (because if he takes it off there’ll be rotisserie riots), L’Hotel Gitan serves it up on Wednesday nights, Leonard’s House of Love stuffs theirs with cheeseburgers (true story) and Henrietta’s Chicken Shop serves its free-range, heritage-breed chooks with crinkle cut chips (the fanciest chip of them all). ● email@example.com
The sneaker-wearing Italian chef has gone from almost being chased out of his home town of Modena for trying to mess with the regional cuisine to having his restaurant Osteria Francescana voted No.1 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants this month. Softly spoken and introspective, Massimo’s food philosophy is gleaned from tradition, art and culture. Best known for his witty dishes, such as Five Ages and Textures of Parmigiano Reggiano and the accidental-on-purpose Oops I Dropped the Tart, he encourages everyone to get more playful with food.
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The boyfriend coat Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen first championed the boyfriend coat in the mid-2000s, but the over-sized accessory is back. The new take on an old favourite looks more stylish than stolen, and teams well with cigarette pants for a polished look. Favourites include Friend in Fashion’s boyfriend coat, Skin and Threads’ oversized coat in navy and Life with Bird’s number 6 shearling coat in teal.
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After running Design A Space, a retail platform that allows up-and-coming designers to sell their wares without big overheads, Bec Lutz has launched a new label of her very own: Harvest Lane. Its winter collection features just five easy-to wear styles in custom-designed prints that will add a splash of colour to your wardrobe.
When colour guru Pantone announced Rose Quartz as one of its two shades of the year for 2016, the whole world started seeing things through rose-coloured glasses. The blushing, barely-there shade of pink has popped up in everything from homewares to fabric and, most fetchingly, accessories, which look a treat especially when paired with that other ‘it’ colour – rose gold. Get your hands on The 5th’s rose gold and peach timepiece and stack it up with some rosy metal bling from Nicole Fendel jewellery.
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Black, tan, high heel, no heel – whatever your style, a pair of ankle boots are this season’s must have. Senso’s embellished black suede Jescinta II boot with a chunky heel is the perfect companion to opaque tights and a little black dress. Team more casual, low-heeled boots in tans and greys with jeans and a comfy knit.
Navy blazer What’s the must-have accessory for men? A navy blazer, according to The Iconic’s head of men’s fashion, Robert Moore. “Wear it with grey pants for a smart office look, with chinos for a smart casual weekend and with jeans for Friday-night drinks,” Robert says. We love Politix’s Aldrick blazer with a subtle check, perfect with a pastel pocket square. To keep it casual, try a heavier fabric with more visible stitching, such as Scotch and Soda’s Garment Dyed blazer.
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Lily-Rose Depp Look out Gigi, there’s a new fashion It girl in the spotlight. Johnny Depp’s 16-year-old actress daughter, Lily Rose, made waves on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her film The Dancer Dancer, resplendent in patterned Chanel shorts and a matching hoodie. She’s a muse to Chanel’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, and we think she’s one to watch for style-spiration.
paris style Bonjour, and welcome to Australia! The CBD’s just-opened St Collins Lane shopping arcade brings us hot Parisian brands including Sandro, Maje and The Kooples. Sandro is all about flowing fabrics and bold prints. Hit Maje for sophisticated office wear and luxe party dresses. The Kooples brings edgy, cool style to his-and-hers wardrobes, with a big focus on leather. LILY-ROSE DEPP
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Forget stretchy fabric and sweatbands, innovations in fabric and technology mean sportswear is more buzzed about than ever before. Fashion icon Iris Apfel’s jewellery line for WiseWear has accessories that don’t just look good – they can monitor calories burned and even notify emergency contacts if need be. Want a pair of leggings or shorts that provide live coaching during your run? Lumo Body Tech makes them – and they’re washable. And if coaching’s your thing, KuaiWear’s coaching headphones contain a biometric sensor that works in conjunction with a bluetooth device. » WiseWear available from Harvey Norman harveynorman.com.au » lumobodytech.com » indiegogo.com/projects/kuai-the-world-ssmartest-multi-sport-headphones/
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The year had barely begun when the iconic, shape-shifting, groundbreaking David Bowie passed away at the age of 69. A few months later we lost another visionary when Prince died, aged 57. Millions across the world shared in the grief, and the sting of losing two greats – both of whom were still recording – will hurt for a while yet. But their deaths had their work re-appearing on the charts and on people’s lips – everyone was talking about them and everyone was listening to them.
In 2013, the biggest Beyonce-related video clip news was her august presence gracing the fencepost of a decrepit house in Brunswick. Fast forward three years, and Queen Bey has adopted the wonderful habit of releasing fully formed albums complete with videos. Her sixth studio album, Lemonade, went one step further – it’s a visual album, featuring an entire film designed to be played alongside the music. Nick Cave is getting in on the game, too – the September release of his new album will be preceded by a feature that will be screened in cinemas for one night only.
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While the era of Walkmans and Discmans is well behind us, 2016 may be the year that handheld musical devices become obsolete, thanks to streaming services. The big three are Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music, and if you have a subscription to all three – at around $12 a month each – you can have access to just about every album recorded in human history, from Abba to ZZ Top.
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BRIGGS You may have seen the name Briggs – he is a Yorta Yorta rapper with a social conscience. He’s done videos for VICE with comedian Aamer Rahman, and he’s cultivated a searing, intelligent voice on Twitter and Facebook. He is one of many Aboriginal Australian rappers who are breaking into the mainstream; another is Philly, who recently signed to Briggs’ Bad Apples Music label. » badapplesmusic.com.au
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Paul Dempsey, the beloved frontman of Melbourne greats Something for Kate, has just released his second solo album, Strange Loop. He’s playing with his original band, though, and they and other darlings of Australia’s 90s alt-rock scene are doing the rounds, recording new music and playing old fan favourites around the country. Check out November’s A Day on the Green concerts – Jebediah, Spiderbait, You Am I and Something for Kate all on the same bill. Amazing!
In the 16 years since seminal Australian plunderphonics group The Avalanches released their landmark, widely influential album Since I Left You, the group have been frustratingly coy, teasing new music without ever delivering. But in late May a mysterious phone number appeared on a poster in London, which allowed callers to hear a snippet of new Avalanches music. That was followed by a brilliant new single, Frankie Sinatra, and the announcement of a new album – Wildflower Wildflower. It’s real, and it’s arriving on July 8.
The smash hit Broadway musical based on the life of US founding father Alexander Hamilton features an allpeople-of-colour cast, judicious use of hip-hop, and has received unwavering critical acclaim, including a massive 10 Tony wins. An Australian production has been announced, but meanwhile check out the original cast recording and bask in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s bold, beautiful retelling of the birth of America.
Undoubtedly the live music capital of Australia, Melbourne has its very own bustling live music scene. Ali Barter is an engrossing singer-songwriter who blew Waxahatchee off the Toff in Town stage last year, Flyying Colours are bringing back shoegaze in a big way and Voltaire Twins’ brand of synthpop is intoxicating. » alibarter.bandcamp.com » flyyingcolours.bandcamp.com » voltairetwins.bandcamp.com
Australian artists continue to stamp their names on the global map. Courtney Barnett, Sia and Tame Impala all had a massive 2015, playing big festivals and selling plenty of records overseas. Electro producer Flume joins them this year, with the release of his latest album Skin, while Dami Im won many admirers for her star turn at Eurovision.
LEON BRIDGES One of the hottest musical talents of the year has been Leon Bridges, the gospel and soul singer from Texas. His debut album, Coming Home, was released last year and was lauded by critics and fans alike, and the title track was one of the most-streamed songs on Spotify. He hits Australian shores this July as part of the Splendour in the Grass festival. He is also playing a number of sideshows alongside rising star Ngaiire. ● email@example.com
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Here’s what you need to know during the level crossing removal works. Upcoming changes to the Belgrave/Lilydale line. Between 2 - 10 July 2016, we will continue work to remove four level crossings along the Belgrave/ Lilydale line, which will affect the way you travel. Buses will replace trains and there will be changes to traffic conditions with detours in place. The sooner we get this done, the sooner you’ll be on your way.
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Weekdays: Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July Customers travelling to or from stations between Lilydale and Ringwood East, or travelling to or from stations between Belgrave and Heathmont Limited express buses will replace trains to and from Box Hill Station. Stopping all stations buses will operate between Belgrave/Lilydale and Box Hill stations. Customers travelling to or from stations between Ringwood and Nunawading Buses will replace trains to and from Blackburn Station. This will help ease congestion at Box Hill Station.
Weekends: Saturday 2 and 9 July and Sunday 3 and 10 July Customers travelling to or from all stations between Belgrave/Lilydale and Box Hill Buses will replace all trains between Belgrave/ Lilydale and Box Hill stations. Change at Ringwood for Belgrave and Lilydale lines. Normal train services will resume Monday 11 July.
Road closures* • Scoresby Road, Bayswater will close from 1am Saturday 2 July until 5am Thursday 7 July. • Blackburn Road will close from 8pm Friday 24 June until 5am Monday 11 July. • The intersection at Heatherdale Road and Forster Street and the Heatherdale Road level crossing will be closed from 8pm Friday 1 July until 5am Monday 18 July.
Most local traders will be open for business during this time so please support businesses in the area. Please plan ahead and allow up to an extra 45 minutes in travel time. Visit levelcrossings.vic.gov.au or phone 1800 762 667 for details. *Please note these dates may be subject to change.
activities by SIOBHAN CAL AFIORE & VIRGINIA MILLEN Online fitness
FitBits, pedometers and the like are super popular these days, but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to stay in shape. Besides the host of exercise programs available on YouTube, personality-driven online fitness programs are increasingly the rage, as the legions of devotees that swear by the likes of Michelle Bridges, Kayla Itsines and Sam Wood will attest.
Once relegated to dusty church halls, choral singing is now cool in the inner suburbs, with community choirs popping up across the city. Instead of classical arrangements, groups such as Melbourne Indie Voices are getting together to sing contemporary pieces more familiar to your Triple R listener than your Classic FM fan. The uplifting nature of belting out a beautifully arranged piece of music in a group is drawing more and more singers out in public.
Beyonce’s catchy tunes and iconic dance moves have had fans shaking their hips for years, but now there’s the Bey Dance phenomenon – a dance community that worships Queen Bey. You can take classes at a Bey Dance studio or book in performances and workshops. Locations include Richmond, Prahran, Fitzroy and Brunswick, a suburb that once featured in a Beyonce video clip.
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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) HIIT is all about bursts of activity performed at maximum capacity with short breaks – barely enough time to catch your breath. Sessions generally last for 30 minutes, which work well with busy lifestyles, and you can incorporate any form of exercise as long as it can be performed at high intensity. A popular version of HIIT is the Australian-born F45 Functional Training, which boasts a celebrity clientele including Hugh Jackman and Olympia Valance. “People are attracted to it because it’s a short, sharp session that isn’t as daunting as CrossFit,” says Katie Lyndon from Exercise and Sport Science Australia. » f45training.com.au
Polling places for the 2016 federal election The location of some polling places in your local area may have changed since the previous federal election. To confirm the location of your nearest polling place for the 2016 federal election go to www.aec.gov.au/where or call 13 23 26. If you can’t make it to a polling place on election day, Saturday 2 July 2016, you may be entitled to vote early either in person or by post. For more information simply visit www.aec.gov.au/where or call 13 23 26.
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Forest bathing The latest fitness trend to hit the US takes cues from the Japanese practice Shinrin-yoku, which translates as “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing”. More and more Americans are using it as an antidote to hours spent indoors in front of screens – so many, that forest bathing is being touted as the next yoga. Australia isn’t known for its forests, but it has plenty of bushland – perfect for hiking and taking deep breaths of sweet, fresh air.
DIY BOOZE Swap BYO for DIY and join the alcohol aficionados making their own beer, wine and spirits. Hayley Jones from Work-Shop Melbourne says she’s running more and more classes, from brewing craft booze to masterclasses that combine tastings with lessons in how a spirit is made. Melbourne also has its first urban winery, the just-opened, people-powered Noisy Ritual, where members learn the winemaking process from grape to glass.
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calligraphy Calligraphy classes are popping up everywhere in Melbourne. This winter, there’s even a program for professionals run by The Calligraphy Society of Victoria offering tuition from some of the world’s top calligraphers. The society’s former president Margaret Schmidt says calligraphy fulfils an underlying need to be able to express creativity by hand, particularly in the age of the computer. Making and writing a card using calligraphy not only gives the person doing it a sense of satisfaction and achievement, she says, it’s equally thrilling to receive something that’s been specially handmade.
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We’ve all experienced the urge to smash something at least once in our lives, but most of us refrain (and for good reason). Now, thanks to Ed Hunter’s Break Room, there’s a safe place in Collingwood to let loose and channel some rage. Participants are enclosed in a room wearing protective gear so no one gets hurt, while there’s plenty of cheap crockery and glassware to smash without regret. And it’s more than a little bit satisfying.
Move aside macrame, knitting and terrarium-building – pot plants and beautiful hand-made, indoor planters are the craft activity of 2016. “It’s the ultimate home decor because it’s living, it’s beautiful and it can be personalised,” says ceramicist Laura Veleff of Leaf and Thread. The pot plant has gone from daggy office decoration to coveted interior showpiece. And the best part? Keeping the beautiful things alive only takes a little TLC.
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Yin yoga When headstands, power flow and Bikram get too much, switch up the pace with Yin yoga, a slow-paced, mindful practice that focuses on stretching and breathing in poses that are held for up to 20 minutes (although five is more common). The entire class is done sitting or lying on the matt – no sun salutes or planks here – and is designed to act as an antidote to our busy lives. The zen focus is working, with more of the chilled-out classes held at yoga studios across Melbourne. ● firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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It’s no longer about size when it comes to TV – pixels are all that matters. 4K (ultra-high-definition) TVs have been around for a little while, but now their owners are able to truly put them to use. 4K Blu-Ray players are on the market and Netflix offers 4K streaming – for a premium and requiring internet speeds only cable or NBN can offer. Microsoft and Nintendo will launch 4K consoles in spring.
The internet has been awash with cat videos for a long time – they even featured at ACMI during this year’s White Night – but this year your pets will be the stars. From wearables for pets (check out Paws Cam for a pet’s-eye view) to stylish Wi-Fi-enabled cameras that offer two-way voice and 720p streaming, there’s a range of ways to keep in touch with your cat or dog while you’re at work. We particularly love the PetBot, which remotely dispenses treats. » pawscam.com » petbot.com
Anyone who’s bought a surround-sound theatre system in the past 20 years has agonised over what to do with the cables – live with them trailing on the floor or pay bucketloads to have them hidden in walls. Pioneered by Sonos, wireless home speakers and music systems deliver outstanding sound throughout your home. An app on phones, tablets and desktops controls the source and volume of linked devices.
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This is the year that virtual reality became, well, reality. The much-anticipated Oculus Rift has begun shipping to Australia for those who got in early, while Samsung Gear and HTC Vive are already available. A lot of consumer VR is currently experiential – think tours of museums, such as the Louvre, or gaming – but there are thousands of companies working on practical applications. The next house you buy might even include a virtual tour.
Casual gaming is more popular than ever and a new generation of gaming laptops means gamers don’t have to be bound by a console or high-end PC. With improved battery life and faster processors, computer makers are getting closer and closer to the holy grail – a laptop that can be used for work as well as gaming. Advances in cloud gaming also mean the demands on a battery will be lower. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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We’re used to teens and tweens being glued to their smartphones and laptops, but these days it’s personalities that rule the smaller screen. Social media has launched the careers of Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and YouTube sensations such as Zoella, PewDiePie and Troye Sivan; some of them might have mixed reputations, but they’re undoubted influencers who can spark dialogue and start trends, all while taking the perfect selfie.
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Matilda in Melbourne Roald Dahl’s story of the extraordinary girl with the very big brain has taken on a whole new life on stage thanks to our own musical genius Tim Minchin. The multi-award-winning show has come to Melbourne after sell-out seasons in London’s West End, Broadway and Sydney. Its blend of stage magic and magical songs make it the hot ticket for the young and the young at heart. » au.matildathemusical.com
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Kids’ books have never shied away from the big issues, and this year is no exception. Introducing Teddy is a picture storybook about gender identity by Melbourne teacher Jessica Walton, who wrote it for her young son to explain how her father had come out as a transgender woman. Up for a swag of awards is Run, Pip, Run, J.C.Jones’ adventure story for nine-to12-year-olds with themes of homelessness and foster care. Tackling the vexed issue of refugees in Australia are books such as Out by Angela May George (illustrated by Owen Swan) and When Michael Met Mina by Randa Abdel-Fattah.
The trend for ethical, sustainable and safe products for parents and kids shows no sign of slowing. So it’s no wonder Tiger Tilly, a toy-hire service that offers a monthly box of 10 exciting, educational and eco-friendly wooden toys delivered to your door, is amassing legions of fans. Melbourne dad-of-two Anthony Wong came up with the concept because, like many parents, he was sick of toys cluttering up his house, concerned about the safety of some toys and worried about their impact on the environment.
retro fashion When it comes to names and toys, what’s old has been new again for a while. Now children’s fashion is also taking a step back in time. Could those adorable mini-royals Prince George and Princess Charlotte have any thing to do with the recent resurgence of smocking, Liberty prints, Peter Pan collars, hand knits and T-bar sandals? Think brands such as Peggy, Pretty Wild and Alex & Ant, and Young Soles. ● email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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Play School’s 50th birthday celebrations throughout July will be joyful viewing for anyone who once loved the rocket clock or eagerly peered through the arched window. Big Ted, Humpty, Jemimah and the gang (including former hosts Benita Collings, John Waters and Justine Clarke) will be there on ABC TV, and some popular Australian personalities will try their hand at hosting, including Hamish and Andy, Adam Goodes, Guy Sebastian, Annabel Crabb, Leigh Sales and Missy Higgins. Stay tuned also for Big Ted’s Excellent Adventure: 50 years of Playschool, a nostalgic documentary hosted by Kate Ritchie.
Cake and balloons just don’t cut it any more – today’s birthday parties are more elaborate than ever. This year, it looks like the superhero trend is sticking around, perhaps helped by the cinematic release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War. Be prepared for your little heroes to square off against each other in epic battles – there’s something about a cape and the thought of super powers that never goes out of style for a birthday party.
Attention baby-wearers: finally there’s a baby carrier that can be used from birth until your baby is probably too heavy to carry around anyway. Ergobaby is among the most popular brands of baby carriers. With previous styles you had to spend coin on an “infant insert” so your tiny newborn would fit. Ergobaby’s new three-position Adapt Carrier adjusts to fit your child from birth until they weigh 20 kilograms.
Barbie is an icon, but one long criticised for her unrealistic physique. This year, Barbie’s maker Mattel has given the must-have toy a makeover by introducing three new body types – curvy, tall and petite. Women and girls don’t come in just one shape and now, finally, Barbie doesn’t either.
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Our top pick for 2016? The book itself – for rumours of its demise have been greatly overwrought. Never mind your e-books and Kindles, nothing beats the tactile pleasure of picking up a crisp paperback or solid hardcover, or of losing yourself between the pages or the stacks in a bookstore. It’s not that the book isn’t back – it never really went away, nor is it likely to.
The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047 (Lionel Shriver) Lionel Shriver, whose chilling We Need To Talk About Kevin curdled the nature/nurture debate into a treatise on the definition of evil, now turns her unflinching gaze on that most load-bearing and flimsy of creations – the economy. Her new book, set in the near future, is a darkly witty look at the collapse of the dollar and one family’s struggle to eke out a living amid the rubble of privilege.
The characters of Maxine Beneba Clarke’s debut, Foreign Soil, were the multicultural multitude so under-represented in Australian fiction. Her follow-up, a memoir, is about the travails of growing up as a person of colour in Sydney and simultaneously being just like and completely different to all the other kids. Maxine’s writing is incendiary, insightful and hilarious – we can’t wait for more.
The anti-feelgood book Move over, mindfulness – this crop of new books pulls no punches when it comes to the banal heartbreaks of daily life. The standouts include Sunny Leunig’s The Book of Uninspiring Quotes and Oslo Davis’ pitch-perfect This Annoying Life, a satire on the colouring-book craze that has infected bookstores. A follow-up to the latter, This Annoying Domestic Life, is out in October.
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produce and purchase, and some of the inspired choices of reader bring more than a whiff of glamour to the proceedings. Who wouldn’t want to hear Stephen Fry reading Harry Potter Potter, Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary brought to life by Meryl Streep, or Kurt Vonnegut’s Breakfast of Champions given acid bite by John Malkovich?
new Harry potter Yes, it’s a new Harry Potter book, the first in almost a decade! J.K.Rowling’s script of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage show will be released at midnight on July 31 – Harry’s birthday, and a day after the play opens in London. The author has said it’s officially the eighth Potter story, picking up the tale of her beloved characters 19 years after we last saw them. If you can’t make it to the UK to see the show, the book is a much-anticipated alternative.
Young adult novels Literature’s favourite oxymoron is a genre with lasting appeal, and it’s easy to see why – heartache, insecurity and self-discovery know no age. Perhaps it’s easier today to admit that we don’t have it all figured out,
much like the protagonists in these books. Our Film adaptations picks for 2016 are Heidi Heilig’s time-travelling, We’ve already seen a number of books piratical The Girl From go from page to screen this year, from the Everywhere; Maggie classic (The Jungle Book) to the asinine (Pride Stiefvater’s The Raven & Prejudice & Zombies). Happily, there are King – the fourth in a fun, mystical series; plenty more to pick up before you head to the and Never Evers by cinema, including Roald Dahl’s beloved The Tom Ellen and Lucy BFG, soon to be adapted by Steven Spielberg; Ivison, weaving dual Ransom Riggs’ delightfully creepy Miss narratives from its duo Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children; of authors. and the melancholy surprises of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls.
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Black Panther (Ta-Nehisi Coates) How do you revitalise and update a fantastic, subversive parable of race relations in the ’60s that has waxed and waned in terms of cultural relevancy? You get Ta-Nehisi Coates – recipient of the MacArthur “genius” grant, National Book Award winner and columnist for The Atlantic – to write Black Panther Panther. Marvel’s rebooted superhero series is one of the most talked-about literary events of the year – the first issue went on sale in April and sold more than 300,000 copies in a month, and has garnered rave reviews from around the world.
The Vegetarian (Han Kang) The first novel from South Korean author Han Kang to be published in English, The Vegetarian – a tale of beauty and violence prompted by one woman’s decision to stop eating meat – promptly took out the Man Booker prize last month. The book’s depiction of passions (and food) consumed and subsumed as societal structures wither and collapse is certain to see it on many a bookclub reading list. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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the Ritz is reborn
Because Brazil is not as safe as we’d hoped, and Venezuela is a mess, travellers to the north of South America are heading to Colombia. Long weekenders jet in direct from Manhattan to the World Heritage-listed walled city of Cartagena. Others explore the coffee country of the ethereal Cocora Valley, the multi-faceted capital Bogota, and the former drug capital Medellin, now a model city that has won global accolades for its transformation to prosperity. The food can be challenging at times but you can’t fault the hospitality.
After a marathon four-year makeover, The Ritz Paris finally reopened its doors this June. Made famous by Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway, the grand hotel has had all rooms and suites updated, boasts a world-first Chanel spa, and has kept its 19th century character and class intact. The cost of putting on the Ritz in 2016? Around $1800 a night. » ritzparis.com
instagram In the app-eat-app world of social media, Instagram is a traveller’s best friend. More than one third of mobile users will be Instagramming by the end of this year, rising to 50 per cent in 2017, according to digital analysts eMarketer. As a platform it’s tailor-made for sharing holiday highlights and showing the world in its most flattering light.
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Hobart and Melbourne have had their moments; now it’s Adelaide’s time to shine. With cool laneway bars such as Clever Little Tailor, and rooftop ones like 2KW; rocking restaurants including Africola, and boundary-pushers such as Orana; winebar-bottleshops like The Tasting Room, and great coffee joints such as Flinders Street Project, plus new-ish hotels such as Mayfair and the budget-but-funky Ibis … it’s definitely time to explore Adelaide. Don’t miss its exceptional surrounds in the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula. » tourism.sa.gov.au
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International airfares are cheaper now than at any time since the dawn of the Jet Age. Australians can fly to many Asian destinations for the same price as decades ago. Fares to Europe are equally inexpensive; travel chain Flight Centre reckons the cheapest tickets to London have not shifted in 30 years. According to the International Air Transport Association, airfares fell 5 per cent in 2016. So treat yourself while the bargains last.
In this hectic life it’s little wonder we’re starting to place such high value on “detox” and disconnection. No phone reception is a great start; no Wi-Fi shows real commitment to rest and rejuvenation. There’s arguably no greater luxury these days than getting off the grid and losing yourself in remote, amazing places. We can personally recommend Kakadu, Patagonia and Ladakh for some first-rate escapism.
smart luggage Tech-less luggage is so last century. The new rules of packing require cases equipped with GPS (to keep track of bags when airlines fail), USB ports for charging technology, even built-in scales to dodge excess baggage bills. Bluesmart and Trunkster are the start-up pioneers. Both offer similar specs, but the zipless Trunkster has a convenient roller-door for easy access.
greenland Give Cuba and Myanmar a miss until the crowds calm down and the infrastructure meets demand. Go to Greenland instead. In summer, obviously, when the days last forever and the world’s largest island becomes a dazzling kaleidoscope of fjords and glaciers, crayon-coloured villages, fascinating people and fantastical icebergs that look like Nature’s Own Sculpture By (or On) The Sea. Best tackled by expedition voyage, to reach the really special places. (ISTOCK)
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The hardback city guides by highbrow culture magazine Monocle are barely a year old but already indispensable for style-conscious jetsetters. The mag’s editorial teams have cast their knowing verdicts on a dozen can’t-miss capitals including Paris, Miami, Tokyo Istanbul and London, with Sydney and Honolulu editions coming soon. You just know these guys have got the design and architecture thing covered and that they’d rather die than recommend somewhere shoddy to eat, drink or shop.
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Cruising has gone from kitsch to cool in the space of a generation. Well, OK, perhaps not exactly cool, but passenger numbers are booming. There are still so many corners of the world that can only be accessed by boat. Antarctica, for starters. The Arctic. The Amazon. And also many places that don’t begin with ‘A’, like the Galapagos Islands. It’s time to get your ship together. ● email@example.com JUNE 29, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 25
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
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Hailed as the Lady Gaga of the design world, Dutch designer Marcel Wanders was the darling of this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan. His creations hint at the irreverence of Philippe Starck but his expression, from the 1996 Knotted Chair design through to the lifesize Horse Lamp, is all his own. Through the design house Moooi, Marcel fuses modern design with traditional classicism; always lavish, never conformist.
This look of the moment is influenced by elements from turn-of-the-century factories and warehouses: think steel beams, concrete, brick and mechanical elements. Merged with luxurious materials (marble, fine leather, gold plating and glass), the style takes on an edge that’s contemporary, rather than vintage. Look out for lighting from Articolo, and furniture from La Chance, at Living Edge.
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TIMBER You wood, if you could – and you should. Timber is the medium of the moment, as the focus on sustainability and bespoke handcrafted pieces turns the spotlight on American oak, bamboo and recycled timbers. Timber featured strongly at Denfair this year – in Handkrafted’s stand of emerging furniture artisans and Zuster’s oak cabinets starring carved handles with crystal centres.
3D printing continues to broach new horizons in product, furniture and home design. The technology, which constructs objects layer by layer, is cutting down cost, waste, and travel time – it’s literally reshaping the future. ONLINE \ Watch how Dubai built the world’s first 3D printed office
3D PRINTING Would you print a house? Too late, it’s been done. The world’s first 3D-printed apartment block was built in China last year, and Dubai unveiled the first 3D-printed office earlier this year. Also known as additive manufacturing,
Photographic and strong geometric styles printed on to cushions, soft furnishings, furniture, artwork and home accessories have been popular for a while now, says the Nathan + Jac team. “But we are loving collaging patterns combining photographic and graphic design elements, such as work by Dina Broadhurst.”
BAR CART The 2016 must-have item in the household is a Mad Men ’50s throwback, the bar cart. Its re-emergence is influenced by the new cocktail revolution. Modern interpretations run from art deco to sophisticate to wicker. This Stellar Works bar cart from Living Edge even comes with bottle slots. » livingedge.com.au
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Design hacks are all the rage on social media. Ikea product hacks have their own website. Tips include space saving, upcycling and transforming the original usage. “A cheap CD tower turned on its side makes for a great bathroom organiser.” Yes. “Turn your cords into Bob Marley’s hair.” Ah, boredpanda.com, no. Just. No.
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Gold is huge; its super-polished look will continue in fixtures, homewares and lighting, such as Jaime Hayon’s Parachilna pendants from Criteria. But in summer 2017, another colour, also in the warm palette, will take the reins. “The colour we are seeing everywhere at the moment is a warm terracotta tone with an almost aged look and feel to it, soft and relaxed, making it easy to work with,” says Haymes’ Wendy Rennie. “It sits well with soft greys and adds a beautiful warmth and comfort to spaces.”
Advocating abodes less than 10 square metres, this movement is about our desire to downsize and live off grid. It started in the US in the ’90s as a reaction to supersized suburban homes, and is gaining strength here. The Tiny House Australia Facebook page has more than 33,000 followers, and the New Joneses, which showcased the Ecoliv dwelling in February, will build and sell Australia’s first “designer” tiny house early next year.
The outdoor kitchen has taken over from the ubiquitous butler’s pantry – and is infinitely more functional. Once a luxury, it’s de rigueur in practically every spec home. Fully evolved gourmet kitchens are fast becoming a familiar feature as cooking and living spaces continue to blend and kitchen designs merge indoor and outdoor spaces. The key is planning, says Les Sperring of BeefEater Barbecues, incorporating space considerations and choosing your appliances well. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHO’S FOOI-LING KHOO? CLARE KENNEDY MEETS THE MASTERMIND BEHIND TWO OF MELBOURNE’S MOST-TALKED-ABOUT HOUSES
ooi-Ling Khoo is making a name for houses that engage with the street. The Malaysian-born architect, who moved to Brisbane with her family as a child, worked with leading architect practices before opening OOF! architecture in St Kilda. Acute House, her most recent project, really is “a cute” house by name and geometry. Odds-on to become an Albert Park landmark, the slender ship-shaped home on a tiny parcel of land evokes a prow cutting through the bay. The walls are layered with evidence of the journey. There are no barnacles in sight but the external aluminium cladding is interspersed with materials saved from the early-century house that was demolished on the site. “It was actually leaning over, it was a public menace,” Fooi-Ling says. Despite its decrepitude, she recognised beauty in the warped boards and flaking paint. The owners, builder Michael Briese and interior designer Jessica Payne, agreed. Michael’s know-how and appreciation of the building’s past was the key to the idea of preserving what they could.
“In the past he’d had to knock down things he thought were beautiful,” she says, “so he was happy to go with it.” Weathered boards and random hardware such as the post box, slot and doorknobs were removed, labelled and stored. The owner was fully involved as he built the new house. The result is a unique new home embedded with history. “I think what makes it interesting is the layering up. I know some people prefer to expunge the ghosts of the past, but I think that’s really dull.” A creative collaboration was also key to Richmond’s Hello House, a popular place to visit during last year’s Melbourne Open House day. The outside of that house was designed to engage directly with neighbours, a subversion, if you like, of high walls that can discourage friendly chit-chat. An external wall sports the greeting ‘Hello’, the result of a collaboration with artist Rose Nolan, who specialises in graphics. A slender window cut into the ‘O’ adds another dash of personality and allows the owners to harness a much-loved view. “A lot has been written
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about Hello House,” Fooi-Ling says. “I think because it’s cute, sweet and happy.” Like the interior of Hello House, Acute House is clad in ply that gives it a sense of warmth and domesticity. But the key is a green staircase that winds up from the entrance lobby, connecting visitors to various half-levels including living areas, a balcony and bedroom. The staircase maximises the space, she says, because it does away with space-wasters such as corridors and doors. “The inside and outside are really quite different. When people come in they are quite surprised to see the finishes. The outside is obviously the old house with the weird peeling wood, and aluminium cladding, but inside it’s like a plywood box with a lime-green carpet.” Fooi-Ling’s approach to design is based on working with what you’ve got, be it the budget, the site or the client. “I remember going to a lecture by Kerstin Thompson when she was a young designer, and her talking about how design constraints are your friend. “We were aghast because as students we thought that constraints ruined our creativity. But since practising, I know she’s absolutely right. I love the constraints – the work is generated and inspired by them.” Fooi-Ling wears many hats. She is a co-founder of film society Dado and a director of ArchiTeam, the voice of small, medium and emerging architecture firms. ● email@example.com
“I think what makes it interesting is the layering up. I know some people prefer to expunge the ghosts of the past, but I think that’s really dull” –
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The selling point Luxury resort-style living in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD with outstanding on-site amenities and premium hotel, The Ritz-Carlton.
he launch of luxury resort-style living in Melbourne’s largest CBD residential project is attracting significant interest from local and offshore buyers. When completed, the $2.6 billion West Side Place at 250 Spencer Street will include four striking towers accommodating more than 2600 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, many with expansive views across the city and the bay, and exceptional lifestyle facilities. The luxury development will be anchored by The Ritz-Carlton hotel that will set a record as Australia’s tallest hotel, complete with a “sky check-in”, a restaurant on level 79 and 263 hotel suites. West Side Place is under development by Far East Consortium, the Hong Kong-based developer; the design is by architecture firm Cottee Parker, with interiors by KPDO. At West Side Place, the towers’ glass facades are gently angled in distinctive folds, creating a sophisticated texture that weaves through the tower exteriors with soft honey tones highlighting features and break areas. Each tower has a six-sided floorplate to maximise solar exposure and all bedrooms have natural light. The project’s first stage includes 662 apartments in 79-level tower one and 707 apartments in 63-level tower two with 4000 square metres of resident amenities over three levels. Tower one is crowned by Ritz-Carlton hotel suites and amenities from levels 64 to 79. Apartment fit-outs include American oak
flooring, pure wool carpets, stone benchtops and European appliances including integrated dishwashers, ovens, cooktops and concealed rangehoods. West Side Place sales and marketing manager Lauren Sheldon says there have been an overwhelming number of registrations
following the project’s global launch in June. “There are regional purchasers looking for a stylish city weekender close to Southern Cross Station, downsizers seeking a luxury apartment lifestyle, young professionals and mum and dad investors looking for a study base for children.
“The inclusion of The Ritz-Carlton in the project is a major drawcard,” she says. Car spaces are from $70,000 to $115,000. The first stage is expected to start by the end of 2016 with completion within four years. ● LIZ McLACHLAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Address \ 250 Spencer Street, Melbourne
Melbourne’s top dining, sporting, cultural, education, retail and transport amenities are all on the doorstep.
Developer \ Far East Consortium
Building design \ Cottee Parker Interior design \ KPDO Landscape design \ Rush Wright Associates Sales \ Colliers 9629 8888 Display \ 250 Spencer Street (entrance off Lonsdale Street) Open \ by appointment only » westsideplace.com.au Living area \ 50-135 square metres Outdoor space \ 8-40 square metres Facilities \ Pools, gyms, karaoke and cinema rooms, sauna and steam rooms, garden terraces, lounges, private dining, meeting rooms and function spaces, business centre and study pods, ground-floor retail precinct and public gardens, members’ club lounge and virtual golf facilities. Pricing guide \ One-bedroom from $464,800, two-bedroom from $632,000, three-bedroom from $1,252,000
West Side Place’s 12,000-square-metre site includes a new laneway running north-south between Lonsdale and Little Lonsdale streets with a retail arcade and a 500-square-metre public park. Residents have extensive amenities across more than 4000 square metres and three levels including a large lounge with garden views, two extensive garden terraces, pools with steam rooms and saunas, gym with open terrace; meeting, function and reading rooms; a cinema, karaoke and virtual golf facilities and private dining. Sky residents have their own exclusive facilities. ●
Kerry Phelan Design Office (KPDO) has used a philosophy of harmony in the interior schemes for West Side Place with luxurious warm and cool tones creating a perfect balance of lunar (yin) and solar (yang) communal spaces and apartment schemes. “We have made the apartments feel modern, yet very soft, with warm caramel American oak flooring and crisp white walls,” Kerry says. The kitchens feature highly creative black and white designs with contrasting edges and the bathrooms have a jewellery box theme using emerald or bronze mirrors. ●
There are three residence types – Garden, Central and Sky – and prices range from $464,800 to $1,763,000. The garden apartments on levels one to 10 offer large entertainment terraces from eight to 40 square metres. The Sky residences have a higher level fit-out with more than half featuring a five-point bathroom with freestanding bath and twin vanities. Nearly a third of tower one’s apartments are one-bedroom with a separate study, developed for young professionals looking for home offices and space for friends to stay. ●
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READ ALL ABOUT IT 10/60 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE 3000
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or decades the corner of Flinders and Exhibition streets in Melbourne’s CBD was the heart of the city’s newspaper industry. At its height, more than 1.1 million papers a day – the afternoon broadsheet The Herald and the tabloid Sun News Pictorial – rumbled off the printing presses in the bowels of the old grey “fortress”. Today that building is the flagship of city apartment living. Not only is it in Melbourne’s business heart, but on the doorstep of world-class eateries (George Calombaris’ Press Club is on the ground floor), arts, music, culture and sport. The MCG, Melbourne Park and AAMI Park are just a couple of tram stops or a few minutes’ walk away. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the second floor of the imposing building is one of only 24 residences behind the heavy double bronze doors at the Flinders Street entrance to the building. Other residences have an Exhibition Street entrance. Built in stages between 1921 and 1928, the building is heritage-listed. Like the rest of the building, this apartment still has original windows but customised double-glazed sliding windows behind the originals keep out the traffic noise. Spectacular views range across to the tower of Government House, the MCG, AAMI Park and St Kilda Road. Being on the second floor, you feel part of the scenery, not way above it as you would in a much taller building. With its generous spaces, high ceilings and soft natural light, this apartment never feels cramped. Ceilings to 3.3 metres high add to the feeling of volume. Chocolate-coloured wide timber floorboards, stone benchtops and discreet wall lights raise the level of luxury. The apartment’s two carpeted bedrooms are well
separated. The second bedroom is off the entry hall near the front. It has a fully tiled bathroom with a shower over the bath and an above-bench basin. A full-sized laundry (not one behind a concertina door) is another bonus. It has space for a washing machine, dryer and good shelving. The main bedroom, overlooking Flinders Street and the grand views, has a sliding door to an en suite with double shower. One wall of the bedroom is made up of built-in wardrobes. At the end of the room, a clever refit has created a study with built-in desk storage and shelves to ceiling height. Sliders separate the main bedroom from the living and dining room. The living and dining room and open-plan kitchen form the heart of the apartment. In the living room, a deep grey feature wall is a bold move and contrasts with the predominately neutral palette. The gourmet kitchen includes Smeg stainless-steel appliances set in a white stone bench, a stone splashback and cupboards above and below the benchtops. A large pantry at the end of the bench allows easy access to supplies. An island bench provides another work surface with more cupboards below it. Chances are, though, new owners will not be tied to the kitchen with so many fine eating establishments within a block or two. This apartment offers a chance to add individual touches. The entry hall is wide enough for a table or bookcase, and there are plenty of wall recesses for residents to display treasures and artefacts from their travels. A secure car park and storeroom complete the picture at this premium city address. ● MARIA HARRIS email@example.com
final word EDITORIAL SUBMISSIONS PROPERTY EDITOR \ MARIA HARRIS firstname.lastname@example.org M \ 0409 009 766
“THE HERALD & WEEKLY L TIMES BUILDING IS ON THE HISTORIC BUILDING REGISTER. ONLY LY L LY 56 OWNERS CALL IT HOME. APART P PART MENTS ARE TIGHTLY TLY HELD; OWNER-OCCUPIERS RELISH THE TL POSITION, AMENITIES & ACOUSTIC PRIVA V CY.” GINA DONAZZAN – AGENT VA
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Fast facts \ Two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment in landmark Herald & Weekly Times building; original features; high ceilings and abundant natural light; gourmet kitchen with Smeg appliances; stone benchtops; en suite bathroom to main bedroom; study with fitted desk and storage; full-sized laundry; wide floorboards; extensive views across Flinders Street to the MCG, Government House, St Kilda Road and Melbourne Park; close to world-class cafes and restaurants, arts and entertainment precincts, the MCG and Melbourne Park, Collins Street boutiques and St Kilda Road; tram at the doorstep.
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Price \ $1.25 million +
Expressions of interest \ Close July 1 at 2pm
THE PRESS CLUB Feast on Greek tasting and a la carte menus at George Calombaris’ exclusive fine dining restaurant. thepressclub.com.au
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HAWTHORN \ 63 HAINES STREET If good things come in small parcels, then this Victorian block-fronted, two-bedroom house in Hawthorn is set to be a hit. The house on 263 square metres has off-street parking, which is as rare as hen’s teeth in this area. The position, with schools, shops and Glenferrie Road cafes within walking distance, is also a winner. Newly painted and carpeted, and with Baltic pine floorboards gleaming, this is “old” Hawthorn for the new age – and for people who want a foothold in the suburb without having to stretch the budget to $2 million. Sure, it’s small, but an extension could beckon down the track. The two bedrooms are at the front, off the side hall. Each has an open fireplace and built-in wardrobes. A sliding door in the second bedroom connects to a grey and white tiled semi-en suite, which also opens from the hall. Past a sizeable laundry, the hall expands to the open-plan living area. With freshly polished timber benchtops and white cabinetry, the galley kitchen overlooks the living area. The ceiling beams, now painted white along with the rest of this space, probably date this rear extension to the 1970s. Double glass doors in the glazed rear wall connect to a courtyard for easy outdoor entertaining. A mature garden and trees surround the courtyard and provide privacy in a very built-up area. ● MARIA HARRIS
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Fletchers \ 9859 9561
PROPERTY ID » 2012861421
Price \ About $1.1 million
KEW \ 13/8 COBDEN STREET
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Auction \ July 9 at 11am
BALWYN NORTH \ 1/21 YENEDA STREET
PROPERTY ID » 2012867709
Price \ $1.2 million +
Auction \ July 9 at 12.30pm
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PROPERTY ID » 2012859221
Carroll McKeddie \ 9824 0900 Price \ $1.6 million – $1.8 million Expressions of interest \ Close July 7 at 5pm
Set across three levels, this modern townhouse is a new prospect moments from the heart of Kew. Contemporary in every respect, its design begins with a natural touch of polished timber floors and clean, white interior. At ground level, the combined living and dining room is in full view of a gleaming white Caesarstone kitchen with stainless-steel Miele appliances. Tucked behind are a laundry and powder room, while at the rear, bifold doors lead to a courtyard. Floating timber stairs climb to a carpeted first floor with two bedrooms and a separate bathroom. The main bedroom, with walk-in wardrobe and dual-vanity en suite is on this level. The mosaic tiling in the bathrooms is a considered touch. The second bedroom has a built-in wardrobe. Up another flight of stairs, there’s a third carpeted bedroom with a built-in wardrobe. The bathroom on this level also serves the second lounge, study nook and balcony. There’s ducted heating and cooling throughout, video intercom and basement parking for two cars. ● JULIAN HEALEY
This outstanding De Atelier two-storey duplex maximises light and shows off contemporary architectural design – no easy feat on its narrow, sloping block. There are timber floors in the living spaces, and carpet in the bedrooms. The main suite is near the entry, which is on the house’s upper level. Corner windows in the bedroom and the Caesarstone en suite keep things bright. Next up is a lounge with a gas fireplace. Beyond it, the combined living and dining space and adjoining kitchen enjoys another fireplace and northerly views. Visually striking, this area has timber panelling on its walls and ceiling, pendant lighting and a stone kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. Downstairs, there’s a two-car garage, carpeted formal living room and three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. Two of these share an en suite, while the third has its own bathroom. Outside, there’s a deck on each level, plus lawn and a lap pool at ground level. ● JULIAN HEALEY
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RICHMOND \ 14 DURHAM STREET It’s rare to find a house with four bedrooms in this pocket of Richmond. Just a short stroll from Church Street’s bustling cafes, this period house packs in many lifestyle features. Having been renovated extensively, it has multiple living areas for relaxation, study or entertaining. A central hall opens to three bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, garden views and original fireplaces. At the rear is a light-filled kitchen and dining space. There’s a Scandinavian feel to the decor in this area, with textured grey floor tiles that offset a ceiling of limewashed boards. The kitchen makes great use of its space; every nook and cranny has been used for storage. French doors open to a Japanese-inspired garden, which features timber paths, bluestone steps, a giant aloe tree, a plunge pool and a spa. Along the boundary line is a sauna, an outside laundry and a hidden workshop with rear-lane access. Following the angle of the original roof line, the upstairs is split-level. The first room is set up as a study, with timber floors, a ceiling lined with white boards and skylights. Up a short flight of stairs is a carpeted second living area, with strategically placed windows and cutaways to the study. The main bedroom is at the front of this level. It has a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with a skylight. ● FRANCESCA CARTER
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Woodards \ 9805 1111
PROPERTY ID » 2012845043
Price \ $1.5 million +
Auction \ July 9 at 11am
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695 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills 2
1/8 Estella Street, Glen Iris 4
Agent: David Taylor 0411 222 544 ................................................................. Price: $850,000 - $930,000 ................................................................. Auction: Saturday July 9 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 1.30-2pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Tony Nathan 0412 285 066 ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday July 16 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 1-1.30pm .................................................................
Tucked well behind a high front fence, this charming 1910 built, two-bedroom plus study, weatherboard Edwardian home is a private oasis waiting to be discovered.
This contemporary home enjoys a generous downstairs main bedroom, granite kitchen, north-facing entertainment space and a stunning garden.
Let's eat lunch @ Acorn Nursery, 669 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Watts Cooking, 147 Union Road
Let's eat lunch @ Coffee & Soul, 126 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Sakura Inn, 1101 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Glen Iris Pantry, 106 Glen Iris Road
HAWTHORN 2/14 Wattle Road
Position, Privacy And Single-Level Style With its own street frontage, this immaculately-presented 2BR villa includes ensuite and main bathroom, spacious lounge through to the dining area and adjoining kitchen with dishwasher, plus two car spaces and two courtyards on title. Close to trains and trams, parks and riverside trails, renowned schools and cafe/shopping precincts.
AUCTION Sat 16 July at 11am INSPECT Thu 11.30-12 & Sat 11-11.30 GUIDE $720,000 - $790,000 CONTACT Cameron Ingram 0415 284 844 Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 Kew | 9854 8888
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3 + 4 BEDROOM GARDEN HOMES FROM $1,200,000 — Autun’s garden homes represent an unprecedented feat of residential design in the heart of Malvern.
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Generous and lush landscaped outdoor spaces provide a private and peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle beyond. A modern blend of contemporary form and architectural flair in the heart of Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs. While trams, trains, schools and cafés epitomise Malvern East’s connectivity, the concentration of abundant parklands, manicured gardens and open green spaces epitomise its ultimate liveability. — To register your interest call Rod 0499 886 399
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HELEN YAN NOMINATED FOR HIGH ACCOLADE The Real Estate Business Awards attract the best Agents from all over Australia. We’re proud to announce that Helen Yan from hockingstuart Balwyn/Hawthorn has been nominated for Metropolitan Sales Agent of the Year. Helen also ranked #8 in Australia in the REB Top 100 and is officially Australia’s top female Agent. Her success is due to her sales prowess, knowledge and determination to get great results. If you’re interested in selling your property, Australia’s finest female Agent is right on your doorstep.
Call Helen on 0404 078 588 for your free appraisal today.
BALWYN/HAWTHORN 544 WHITEHORSE ROAD (CNR UNION ROAD) T. 9830 7000
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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
4 3 1 AUCTION Saturday 9th July at 2:10pm VIEW Sat 2nd July 11-11.30 & Wed 6th July 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
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
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FIJI HOLIDAYS FOR LIFE
AMAZING FIJI ISLAND FOR SALE Priced under valuation - Freehold Up to 3 years vendor terms
Escape winter every winter on your own Fiji island paradise
A near fully developed Island with 20 freehold villa lots, resort buildings built to lock up stage, power, water, marina and much more only USD $15,000,000 ono and with a USD $50,000,000 profit potential. WAVI ISLAND IS FIJI’S BEST DEVELOPED FREEHOLD PROPERTY OPPORTUNITY. Alternatively Villa lots are available from USD$500K, Custom Villas from USD$1 Million. Limited offer Check the amazing drone video vimeo.com/148345854 For more information please contact: Nicolette van Wijngaarden P: 0411 144 877 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
$975,000 - $1,075,000 1039 Urliup road, urliup, nsw, 2484
AUCTION Saturday 9th July at 12 noon
LOCATION AND LIFESTYLE
Armadale 2/6 St James Road Security, style and great proximity to all amenities are paramount with this comfortable ground floor apartment. Set in garden surrounds this light and bright apartment lends itself to further improvement and consists of a spacious living room with reverse cycle air conditioning and “Nobo” convection heating, timber mantle and book shelves, adjacent galley style kitchen with under bench oven, gas hot plates and dishwasher, rear access to car parking, generous master bedroom, second bedroom, built in robes and tiled bathroom/laundry. Features include wall to wall carpet, window furnishings and electric light fittings. email@example.com
Thu 12.30-1pm and 5-5.30pm Sat 12:30 – 1pm Auction: Sat 9 Jul @ 12 noon Contact: Rob Hooper 0416 068 854 Office: 9822 9808 1361 Malvern Rd Malvern VIC 3144 www.hooper-realestate.com.au
u r l i u p fa r m • Breathtaking views from elevated position • Art studio/gatehouse • Machinery and packing sheds • Water supply from 4 dams and irrigation • Established mango and finger lime orchards
• 133 acres of gently undulating land • Smooth sealed road to front door • 1.5 hours from Brisbane • 30 minutes to the Gold Coast Airport • 50 minutes to Byron Bay
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