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hey say be careful what you wish for. As someone who’s never had much interest in playing sport, and even less ability, it’s hard for me to imagine spending a lifetime striving for Olympic gold. I can’t even begin to contemplate the thousands of hours in the gym, the years of pre-dawn starts, the countless missed social engagements and declined slices of cheesecake it takes to be an elite athlete. I cannot imagine what it must take to put your career on hold, your relationships on the back burner, in an all-consuming quest to be faster, better, stronger – to win Olympic gold. Now as a fresh crop of our athletic best set their sights on gold in Rio, I can’t help but wonder if it really is worth the effort. Does the end justify the means? That’s why we asked some of our favourite champions from past Games if winning gold really was all they thought it would be. Read what they had to say inside. Their answers may surprise you. ●

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hey’re a rarefied breed. Since the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, just 267 Australians have brought home a gold medal. For every one of them, this peak of sporting achievement was the culmination of years of sweat, sacrifice and determination – and afterwards, their lives would never be the same. Now as our best sportsmen and women count down the hours to Rio, four past winners reflect on life after gold. ● pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au

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T’S with great affection that Libby Trickett reflects on winning gold. “The predominant impact that swimming had on my life was incredibly positive,” Libby says. “I feel incredibly privileged and also blessed that I’ve been able to do what I did for so long.” Libby won her first gold medal in Athens in 2004 as part of the 4 x 100metre freestyle relay. “It was amazing. Just going to an Olympics is an incredible achievement and such a wonderful thing to be a part of.” She went on to win gold again at Beijing in 2008 in the 100metre butterfly. Her Olympic medal tally sits at four gold, one silver and two bronze. Libby says winning gold didn’t change her. “You realise that you’re the same person. It’s a wonderful achievement and a dream come true but it’s not as though you get a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I didn’t feel different. I didn’t feel like I had changed at all.” It was only in retirement, after the 2012 London Games, that Libby felt the impact of gold. “Since retiring I’ve realised that I will always be known as Libby Trickett the swimmer, which is an interesting thing especially when you’re trying to establish yourself as a different person in the real world,” she says. “And it can be hard for the ego at times. I was the best in the world at the age of 23. I’d reached the pinnacle of my sport, my craft. And then it’s – and this isn’t meant to be a negative thing – all downhill from there. I’m probably not going to be the best in the world at anything else.” After so many years devoted to swimming, adjusting to the day-to-day world was not easy. “I’ve retired and come into the real world and you have to learn everything from scratch.” Now 31, Libby lives in Brisbane and juggles caring for her 10-month-old daughter Poppy with working part-time in marketing at a technology company. She is also studying to become a personal trainer in the corporate world. She says that, like many athletes, she struggled transitioning to life after swimming but she’s not complaining. “Pretty much every opportunity that I get now is because of my swimming. I probably will be remembered until I’m on my deathbed as someone who once competed for Australia. I’m now at a point where I’m really proud of that, I can own it and I know that I’m a whole person, that there are other aspects to me, other than just my swimming career.” But there were also negatives in winning gold. “When I started my full-time job you worry that people have these expectations of you that you can’t live up to,” she says. “[That’s] purely generated from my ego and the expectations and pressures that I placed on myself. “There are moments where you think, ‘That was a lifetime ago’ and I’m such a different person. I was 23. I’m 31 now.” ●

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OMETIMES Shane Gould says it would be easier if she didn’t have to do the Shane Gould recognition moment. “Sometimes it’s distracting because it’s another persona, like a mask or a character,” Shane says. “I usually have to steer the relationship back to the here and now. I might be doing a transaction with the teller in the bank and, ‘Oh it was amazing, your career, I really admire you’, and you think, ‘This is nice’, and then I have to steer it back saying, ‘Can you put that amount in there please’.” Shane was just 15 when she won five individual medals in the pool at the 1972 Munich Olympics: three gold, one silver and one bronze. That 15-year-old superstar is now 59 and her name is forever linked with those achievements. “People pay so much attention to the medal,” Shane says. “To me it’s the process that changed my life. In order to get a gold medal there’s a bunch of things you have to do to achieve that. I know that if it was a fourth place you probably wouldn’t be talking to me, but I would have gone through the same process to try and achieve a gold medal.” After 30 years living around Margaret River in WA, Shane moved to a small town on the east coast of Tasmania seven years ago. Her four children are grown up. She says winning gold has had positives and negatives. “There are difficulties but there are incredible opportunities to be had. I love it. I’ve got a really healthy ego. It’s an identity. I embrace that. “For me my positive was the athlete experience. I had no injuries, there was no abuse. I was respected among the squad, respected in the community, I had a sense of belonging to a sporting community. It gave me a strong identity, I learnt a lot about my body, I was given accolades and attention, which was good for my sense of self-worth. “The negative experience was that I get locked in the past. That was a snapshot in time; it’s as though one still image represents a person’s life. It precludes the narrative of me as a growing human being by locking me in the past, and that can be really frustrating.” Shane says that when people keep saying ‘you’re amazing’, you start to believe it. “And amazing in every aspect of your life, not just [sport]. It sets you apart and makes you feel really special but that can isolate you. And you’re expected to be not only a good swimmer but a good speaker, you’re supposed to enjoy meeting strangers, you’re supposed to have expertise in politics and make comments. These expectations are quite unrealistic. It’s like a role where you get attributed other capacities.” ●

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USSELL Mark’s children have “Olympic Day” coming up at school, and they would like to take to school the gold medal dad won in shooting at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. The medals have been on display at the Gallery of Sport museum since 2000. Russell’s proudest moments are when his children realise what dad achieved. “This is probably where you understand the impact it has,” he says. Winning gold was a life-changer for Russell. “When I jumped off the plane [in Atlanta in 1996] I was a full-time professional real estate valuer and when I came home I was a full-time professional shooter. “I was offered a contract by Beretta [the biggest shotgun manufacturer in the world] on the night I won gold. I spoke to my father and said, ‘I can probably make more money shooting than I can valuing real estate’. [His contract with Beretta finishes at the end of this year].” Winning gold set Russell up financially. “I was blessed because there was a home Olympics coming up [in 2000] and there was a lot of money around for Olympic sport,” he says. “I got some very good endorsements from some very big companies like Telstra and Ansett. My father owned a big real estate company in Werribee. He always had a business brain. He said, ‘You’re earning far too much money, you need to start investing’.” Russell and two partners now own a couple of hotels in Melbourne and he helps with his wife’s shooting range business. “It doesn’t last forever, but the only way you can make it last is to invest it into something. The other people who won gold medals might have bought boats or cars. I bought real estate.” Russell had a non-romantic approach to winning gold, knowing it was just one aspect of his life. “It wears off really quickly. It’s great for a couple of weeks, the parades and all, but I did want to go back to my old life.” Russell, 52, won one Olympic gold and one silver before he retired after the 2014 Commonwealth Games. The one downside in winning gold, he says, is losing anonymity. “You’d be hard-pressed to say there have been negative things associated with it – unless it’s being recognised at the local Pizza Hut.” Russell says he never felt “defined” by gold. “I say this to school groups all the time – Olympic Games are great but it’s only sport. I’d like to think it hasn’t changed my outlook on life.” ●

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HEN Lauren Burns won gold in taekwondo at the Sydney Games in 2000, people told her it would change her life forever. “But I never really thought what that might mean,” she says. It didn’t take long to find out, and it was all good. The win supercharged her career speaking in schools and in the corporate world. Her bookings increased 100-fold. “I retired straight away, which meant I could speak anywhere, anytime,” says Lauren, 42. “I was running around the country. I reckon it took about five years until I slowed down and took a breath.” She wrote her autobiography (and a cookbook) and completed a health science degree. She also worked as a naturopath. She now juggles caring for two children, aged seven and five, with work on the speaking circuit. She says winning gold was all positive. “One of the most positive things that has ever happened to me; it opened up a whole new world. On a personal level it deepened my understanding of myself and the impact self-belief can have on your life. It also took me to places I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go.” Life after the Olympics is a topic close to her heart.

She completed a four-year term on the Australian Olympic Committee’s Athletes’ Commission, where she was involved in developing an initiative that supports Olympians after retirement and through possible depression after a life in elite sport. Now she is undertaking a Masters at RMIT, looking at the impact of lifestyle on elite sporting performance. “Sometimes it doesn’t happen straight away,” she says of the impact of an athlete’s career ending. “There’s an awakening moment when you go, ‘I’m not Lauren Burns the taekwondo girl, I’m Lauren the mum, the student, whatever is in my life’. Taekwondo was such a huge part of my life for such a long time … sometimes your sport becomes very entrenched in your identity. Some athletes can feel defined by it. It can come a year after they retire or five or 10 years [later].” Lauren still enjoys the legacy of the medal. “I am still involved in talking about it, reflecting on it, being in contact with other Olympians. That’s still very much a part of my everyday life.” ●

“it took about five years before i slowed down & took a breath”

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What’s the buzz? After she was parachuted in at the 11th hour to sing the lead for Sydney’s Omega Ensemble, The Daily Telegraph described Lee’s performance as “radiant”. It’s a word often used in her critical notices. Classical bible Limelight Magazine has called her voice “deliciously full-bodied”. In the beginning … Dubbed a “shrinking violet” by her family, 10-year-old Lee used to hide away in her bedroom and listen to classical music. “Which was strange, obviously,” she says. Sent to singing lessons to improve her confidence. She ended up winning a place at University High and went on to study singing at the Melbourne Conservatorium.

The big break … Lee won the prestigious Herald Sun Aria in 2010, a prize previously won by Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Lee says it was a last-ditch attempt to break into the world of opera, after giving birth to her first son. Winning “it’s not opened the doors to overseas study and a steady career with companies across really about the country. success

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Where to now? While future gigs are currently under wraps, Lee will this month be performing Wagner’s rarely staged Tannhauser for Melbourne Opera. The best part about success? “It’s not really about success for me. The best feedback I get from an audience member or a professional is that they’ve been moved. I think, with singing, there’s so much you’re capable of because the voice is such an emotive instrument. That’s why I do it.”

If I could do it all again … “The one thing I would do differently is be brave enough to put myself out there and call people. You need to be proactive.” ● MYKE BARTLETT mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Lee Abrahmsen isn’t your typical opera singer. Hailing from Geelong, the soprano stumbled into the craft relatively late, after being inspired by an ABC TV broadcast as a teen. Painfully quiet, she was a far cry from the outrageous extrovert that opera singing usually brings to mind. Two decades later, she’s one of the country’s busiest performers, frequently gracing stages for Melbourne Opera while also making appearances at London’s St Martin-InThe-Fields and the Edinburgh Festival.

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f there’s one thing I love doing more than eating, it’s eating with my hands. Something about rolling up the sleeves and forgoing the fork makes the experience feel primal and more satisfying. Few cuisines lend themselves as perfectly to this penchant as Ethiopian food; saucy curries and multi-coloured lentils, mopped up with traditional yeasted flatbread called injera. It’s the injera in particular at The Abyssinian that sets this Kensington fixture apart: piled up like a podium upon which everything dances, fluffy and fine yet spongy enough to absorb even the richest of gravies without disintegrating in your fingers. Speaking of gravies, your best bet is to let the kitchen choose your table’s adventure with a platter of this and that. Just make sure they include the chicken – bright with turmeric – and the fish, coated in a deep red chilli sauce that belies a surprisingly gentle heat and delightful depth of flavour. What’s also delightful is the chargrilled eggplant entree. I loved the dish so much, I’m still regretting ordering only one serve. This is cheerful dining you’ll want to share with friends, the kind you’d be happy to get messy on the injera podium with. ● aliceinframes@theweeklyreview.com.au

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f debut filmmaker Taryn Brumfitt has anything to worry about, it is being hugged too much, judging by the advance screenings of Embrace. “She was just mobbed,” the publicist for the crowd-funded documentary marvelled after witnessing the audience’s enthusiasm for the Australian body image activist, writer and filmmaker. Typically Taryn waved away any well-meaning attempts at rescue – after all her superpower is connecting with people. Even if the name of the founder of Body Image Movement isn’t instantly familiar, chances are you’re one of 100 million people who have seen her on social media. In the three years since Taryn posted the “before” shot of herself as a calorie-obsessed size-6 bodybuilder next to an “after” shot of herself as a happy, healthy size 12, her whole life has undergone an even more dramatic overhaul. Last year the high school dropout found herself addressing the leadership team at Google HQ in California. “It was hilarious. I am, like, everyone here, you need to stop carrying on like a bunch of pork chops. They quite didn’t get that, of course, but to think I can stand there and own that space and say that without alienating people,” says the 38-year-old with a laugh. It’s not as if her goal of promoting healthy self-image is unique, but Taryn – or Taz as her old friends call her – doesn’t just talk the talk, she literally embodies it.

“learning to love my body felt like winning the golden ticket” The story of her transition from photographer to international public speaker and body image activist, with such celebrity supporters as Ashton Kutcher, Perez Hilton, Rosie O’Donnell, Zooey Deschanel and US talk show host and original Hairspray star Ricki Lake (who wrote the foreword for Taryn’s first book Embrace: My Story from Body Loather to Body Lover), began in late 2012. Deeply unhappy with her body after bearing three children, she had booked to have cosmetic surgery to fit the yummy mummy ideal when she began to think about the kind of message this would send her daughter Mikaela. She decided instead to effect her own transformation through intense bodybuilding training, only to discover that having the “perfect bikini body” was not a passport to happiness. After strutting the stage in her first bodybuilding competition, she realised she was heading to another extreme of body dysmorphia; that she needed to find balance and embrace her body rather than viewing it as an ornament. Achieving the perfect body, she concluded, required “too much sacrifice, too much time, too much obsession. And it’s just not worth it.”

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love their bodies, writes SARAH HARRIS “Learning to love my body felt like winning the golden ticket, that is the best way I can describe it,” Taryn says. “We need to change the currency of beauty and empower women to know that they can end the war that they are having with their bodies. Beauty is nothing you can actually see. It’s kindness, humility, compassion and all of those things.” Taryn, who grew up in suburban Adelaide, may seem an unlikely activist but she has always been a doer. “If something is not right, I want to make it right. If you can help, you help.” The loss of her brother Jason to a heroin overdose when she was in her early 20s has been another strong driver in trying to help women exorcise society-imposed demons. “I want women to experience life for all it is and worry less about the things that don’t matter. But women are being anchored down by how they feel about themselves.” Despite her relentless energy, there were times when Taryn’s ambitions for Body Image Movement seemed impossible as she travelled around the country speaking at local clubs to try to get the message out. “We sold the family car to fund it in the early days,” she says. “I remember rocking up to a photo shoot on my bike one day, it was bucketing with rain and someone asked, ‘Why are you riding a bike in this weather?’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, I just love to ride’. Of course, it was my choice to do these things, but it had a very big impact on a young family.” But it is not just her own family who had faith. After an impressive group of women, including Turia Pitt and Mia Freedman, agreed to feature in her debut documentary, a further 8909 people pledged a total $331,046 to Taryn’s Kickstarter campaign to make Embrace happen. “For me it would be a great crime if people saw the documentary and went, ‘Oh my god, it was amazing, I loved it, but that’s it’,” Taryn says. “We are trying to create a global movement and I am very serious about that.” She is already shaping up for battle with the Australian Classification Board after it slapped Embrace with an MA15+ rating because, within its 90 minutes, it includes 12 seconds of footage that shows vaginas, including some with “protruding labia”. “Getting the film into high schools is something we really want to roll out in 2017 and this [the rating] is going to be problematic for us,” Taryn says. “There is nothing harmful about seeing the diversity of what 50 per cent of the population has. Really, this is exactly the kind of body-shaming we have to fight against. The hypocrisy drives me nuts.” ● SARAH HARRIS sharris@theweeklyreview.com.au » Embrace opens in cinemas nationally on August 4. » Watch the trailer @ theweeklyreview.com.au » bodyimagemovement.com.au

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Prize, once described science as a satisfactory philosophy of ignorance. You work to understand things always on the basis that your understanding may be shown to be wrong tomorrow. And when it is, you’re delighted because you’ve learnt something. “The most valuable thing science can give to a society is not a load of facts, but the central idea that you can always be shown to be wrong.” It’s hard to think of a better ambassador for science. Brian’s relaxed, chatty style is far from the stereotype of a starchy academic in a lab coat. He used to be a pop star, after all. His live show aims to inspire a bit of scientific fervour at Jeff’s Shed. “I think the excitement in science is when the things you discover almost seem incomprehensible. You just can’t get your head around what the data is telling you. “This whole show is that, really. Can you believe this stuff? I can’t tell you what to make of it but I can tell you what we found out, which is ridiculous.” ● mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ritish scientist Brian Cox has a knack for explaining the incomprehensible. While his day job is teaching particle physics at the University of Manchester, he’s gathered a staggering international following for books, podcasts and TV series that break down life, the universe and everything into bite-sized pieces. He’s coming to Melbourne with a new live stage show, exploring the secrets of the cosmos. And he promises he will do his very best not to blind us with science. “Science is really just looking carefully at nature and trying to understand it,” he says. “You look at a rainbow and think, ‘Why’s that?’ Every time scientists tried to understand a rainbow they made more progress in understanding light. Understanding light

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turns out to be fundamental to all of modern communication. The strangest little questions about the strangest little things turn out to be extremely useful.” All the same, recent years have seen

a backlash against science. As one UK politician recently quipped, people seem tired of “experts”. Brian says this distrust fundamentally misses the point of science. “Richard Feynman, who won a Nobel

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AVENUE Q The world’s most wicked MUSICAL Muppets return to Melbourne this week for a strictly limited season. Brazenly trampling on your fond memories of Sesame Street, the musical sees college graduate Princeton move to New York looking for a job, love and all the rest. Sadly, the only flat he can afford is way out in the puppet neighbourhood of Avenue Q. Packed with brilliant and irreverent songs, on-the-nose jokes and, yes, completely nude puppets, this long-running Broadway hit is a trashy treasure. ■ Her Majesty’s Theatre, opens August 3. Cost: from $59, hmt.com.au/avenue-q

LAST NIGHT WHEN WE WERE YOUNG & TAPESTRY: THE GIG SONGS OF CAROLE KING It’s a good week for new spins on old classics. Roguish rocker Tim Rogers will be giving a stripped-back evening of torch songs, dwelling on heartbreak and unrequited love via the works of Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse and others. A day later, Debra Byrne and Vika Bull will join forces to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Carole King’s Tapestry. Tapestry They will perform the album in full, alongside a selection of her hits. ■ Arts Centre Melbourne, August 4, $55 and August 5 & 6, $65-$75 artscentremelbourne.com.au

+ ONLINE \ WATCH AVENUE A Q SIZZLE REEL EDWARD II Christopher Marlowe’s tale of PLAY a failed monarch is given a 21st-century makeover in this bold reinvention by Australian playwright Anthony Weigh. Gone is the Elizabethan language and dress, replaced by leather jackets, skinny jeans and plain-spoken profanity. When Edward (Johnny Carr) falls in love with a man and refuses to keep it quiet, it costs him his kingdom. Given the looming plebiscite, it feels rather topical. Audiences are warned to expect sex, drugs and rock’n’roll.

Malthouse Theatre, opens August 3. Cost: $35-65, malthousetheatre.com.au

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Jason Bourne and every Spandex superhero now employs its breakneck, acrobatic approach to swinging across rooftops. This family-friendly production, direct from the diverse Sydney suburb of Fairfield, shows how the discipline has also transformed the lives of disadvantaged youth. The parkour mindset doesn’t avoid obstacles so much as use them as a stepping stone. Here, big ideas are tackled through a blend of physical feats and contemporary dance. ■ Arts Centre Melbourne, August 2-6 $25-$30, artscentremelbourne.com.au

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS Break out the Stolly Bollies, the terrible twosome are back. More than 20 years after Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) first staggered on to the small screen, they’ve finally gatecrashed the cinema. The world may have changed, but our fashionistas haven’t noticed. Eddie is still running her PR business into the ground and Pats remains pickled on cigs, vodka and Botox. A crisis involving Kate Moss sees them forced to go on the run and hijinks ensue, spiced with a celebrity cameo or three. ■ Opens August 4, rated M, 91 minutes. foxsearchlight.com/absolutelyfabulous ONLINE \ Read Myke’s review and watch the trailer

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MAHLER Artistic director Roy Theaker takes the stage with Stonnington Symphony in the largest undertaking in the orchestra’s history. More than 90 musicians will present this special cocktail-hour performance of Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 1. Making this concert even more special, internationally

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acclaimed and lauded contralto Liane Keegan will also feature as soloist in the exquisite Songs of A Wayfarer. ■ August 13, 4-5.30pm. Malvern Town Hall, corner Glenferrie Road and High Street, Malvern. Cost: $30 full, $25 concession, $10 youth under 16. Inquiries: 9510 5257 or stonningtonsymphony.org.au COMEDY GLOW COMEDY CLUB Relocating to fantastic new headquarters at Melbourne Bowls Club, the Glow Comedy Club is returning to City of Stonnington’s Glow Winter Arts Festival. This year will see performances by comedians Claire Hooper, Tom Gleeson and Luke McGregor. Dilruk Jayasinha will MC on all three evenings, fresh from sold-out shows at the Melbourne

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BARNEY MCALL Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer Barney McAll is coming to Kew Court House for one night only this August. McAll grew up in Melbourne and moved to New York in 1997 after being invited to join the Gary Bartz Quartet. Today he continues to tour internationally with Bartz, in addition to Fred Wesley and the JB’s, and Josh Roseman. For this solo concert Barney McAll draws on spiritual harmonies he learned playing in the African-American church for a decade, blended with slow meditative ambiences. ■ August 12, 8pm. Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew. Cost: $25. Inquiries: kewcourthouse.com.au

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MAKE YOUR OWN HARDCOVER BOOK WITH PAPERAZZI DESIGN STUDIO Learn about paper direction and grain, essential bookmaking tools and where to find them, and the method and technique required to create your own hardcover – ideal for a handmade journal or notebook. You will use decorative papers, ribbons and covers to make a personalised hardcover book. No experience required, all notes and materials provided. ■ August 7, 11am-3pm. See Make Play, 127a Greville Street, Prahran. Cost: $90. Inquiries: seemakeplay.com.au International Comedy Festival. The Glow Winter Arts Festival full program features an entertaining and contemporary showcase of comedy, cinema, installations, roving performances, music and food. ■ August 18-20, 8-10pm, Melbourne Bowling Club, 138 Union Street, Windsor. Cost: $35 plus booking fee. Inquiries: 8290 1333 or glowfestival.com.au WORKSHOP WOMEN IN LIVINGNESS The Women in Livingness workshops aim

to be engaging, educational, inspiring and an open forum to explore the possibilities of well-being. To be truly empowered is to first know who you are, which is not defined by your skills, talents, career or relationship status, but by the true essence within. All of the above and more will be presented and openly discussed in this workshop event for women – a day of inspiring presentations, group work, and connection. ■ August 7, 10am-3pm, Functions on Chapel, 255a Chapel Street, Prahran. Cost: $85. Inquiries: womeninlivingness.com/events ● COMPILED BY JEMIMAH CLEGG

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d e s t i n y The extraordinary Saville display home is poised to embark on the next chapter of its destiny. For one special family, this will mark a wonderful new beginning. For those who would like to come and experience the home before it becomes a private residence, it means time is running out. In October, the Saville must close its doors to the public and fulfil its destiny as a luxury family home.

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However, as one door closes, another opens. Englehart Homes will soon be announcing the opening of its next luxury home, no doubt also destined to be a multi-award winning masterpiece. In the meantime, don’t miss out on experiencing the perfection of the Saville, inspired by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright and masterfully re-imagined for Australian families and the Australian climate. But be quick...

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There are echoes of The Slap in the set-up of this new page-turner from one of Australia’s biggest-selling authors. A suburban barbecue proves life-changing for three couples, notably Clementine and Sam, whose marriage is already mired in a rough patch. Of course, Moriarty keeps the details under wraps for the first half of the book while tantalising us with glimpses and spiking each chapter with a cliffhanger ending. ● HEAR

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Let’s get the Florence + The Machine comparisons out of the way. Sydney’s Jessica Cerro (aka Montaigne) does have a similarly kooky, histrionic vocal style, delivering bold pop songs that charge on heart-first and headlong. But there’s no doubting the force of Jessica’s unique personality here, in lyrics that are fierce, honest and intimate. An ’80s synth pop vibe makes for a thrilling, attention-grabbing debut. ● ONLINE \ Hear Because I Love You

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Kenneth Branagh gives a masterclass in minimalism. His Kurt is an uncommon police officer, deeply reserved and socially awkward, but Kenneth manages to convey a rich emotional life through a range of pauses, half-sentences and furrowed brows. This final series of three episodes starts in South Africa before returning to more familiar turf as Kurt is drawn into a decades-old conspiracy. ● WALLANDER \ BRANAGH

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Rock star Marianne (Tilda Swinton), rendered voiceless by a recent operation, is in hiding with her partner on the picturesque Sicilian island of Pantelleria. Into this tranquillity arrives her ex-lover Harry (Ralph Fiennes): record producer, extrovert and dedicated hedonist. Simmering sexual tension ensues. A Bigger Splash is a wicked, sumptuous delight. Tilda shimmers as the mute Marianne, but Ralph is on fire. ● MB A BIGGER SPLASH \ FIENNES & SWINTON

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I love Toorak

“What’s Pokemon? So you run around and try to find monsters with your phone? I don’t get it”

J A S O N S I LV E R S T E I N Jason Silverstein aka ‘Greg Fish’ is the author of Nick’s Fabulous Footy Cards, a book for kids aged five to nine. Jason was inspired to write the book by his nephew Nick, who, like many young kids, loves his footy. “I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a story for a long time,” Jason says. “I wanted to write an imaginative footy story for young reluctant readers. The story is also full of family names which Nick can keep for future generations.” Jason lives in Toorak and loves it for its close proximity to the city and Chapel Street.

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Where do you go for a great cup of coffee? Monkey Bean in Toorak Village. The staff are friendly, the coffee is great and the service is fast, which I need on my way to work. For some exercise? I tend to go swimming at the Hawthorn Aquatic Centre. It has a fantastic modern swimming pool and gym. It is a challenge, though, on these cold nights. Otherwise I

enjoy walking down Chapel Street, looking at all the colourful people and shop windows. For a fantastic meal? You can’t go past the strawberry pancakes at Romeo’s of Toorak on a cold winter’s night. When friends come to visit? We’ll go to a coffee shop or catch up for a beverage in one of the pubs or bars nearby. For some relaxation? I might go see a movie at the Jam Factory or Como Cinema. Also, I might go for a walk along the Yarra River. To watch the footy? I’ll go to the MCG or watch with other Hawk family members at home. Sometimes I’ll catch up with my bro and a couple of friends on a Sunday afternoon at the College Lawn in Greville Street. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG nicksfabulousfootycards.com

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The pay-off Certain tips apply to everyone, such as ensuring dust isn’t building up and obstructing energy flow, and adding mirrors to the entry to enlarge the space and welcome good energy. It’s interesting to see how Fran read Geena’s house, and many of the women at the workshop are keen to have their houses read.

FENG SHUI WITH STYLE WORKSHOP The promise A feng shui workshop with a difference. Fran Gleeson is a feng shui practitioner and Geena Di Stefano is a stylist. Together they show you how to create a balanced home without losing your style.

The pain factor Finding out the little things I’m doing wrong (such as having mirrored wardrobes facing the bed – that can make for a bad night’s sleep!) is certainly an eye-opener, but good to know.

The reality I join about nine other women in Geena’s beautiful Camberwell home and straightaway notice the energy feels good. Fran and Geena tell the story of how Fran came to practise feng shui and how Geena sought her out to transform her home. Fran explains that the house is like a body, and that it needs the right amount of support on each side. We go outside to see that Geena’s house didn’t have the correct support it needed, so Fran suggested water and lights to boost it. Geena describes how she chose the particular vessels and lights from a style perspective. Back inside, we go through the house room by room with Fran explaining the feng shui elements and Geena explaining the design. One of the important things to note is that every house is different and styling it according to feng shui principles is a personal thing.

Who should do it? Anyone wanting to inject good energy into their home. The bill $107 for the three-hour workshop, which includes a scrumptious afternoon tea made by Geena.

(JULIE CATALDO)

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Who’s behind the counter? Lisa Taranto was one of the designers stocked in the store under the previous owners and, when they decided to sell nearly three years ago, Lisa and her business partner Bec Wolfenden bought the store. “I always loved this stockist for us. I used to love coming in – I loved the space and the feeling of the store,” Lisa says. “We’ve got a really strong vision for Swoon. We work with Australian designers, we work with lots of independents and we love to support the new ones coming through.” What’s in store? Lisa’s womenswear label Lisa Taranto is still stocked in store, along with the previous owner’s label Keegan, cool threads from Melbourne designers Lois Hazel and APOM, and ultra-glam dresses and more from Asilio. “We also have Kowtow, which is our first New Zealand label that we’ve brought in. They do organic, fair-trade cotton,” Lisa says. Who’s buying? “We have a really big following of people

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coming to us as a destination because we have something a little bit different,” Lisa says. Everyone from 20 to 80 years of age comes in to find something swoon-worthy. “Generally they’re someone who is quite independent, looking for something with beautiful quality.” ● JEMIMAH CLEGG AUGUST 3, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 23


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It was very crowded and very noisy. I have five sisters and two brothers so there was never a shortage of children to play with. We tended to make up our own games and took over the dead-end street we lived in with games of cricket and football. I quickly learnt to share and to not be precious over who owned what. A by-product of being one in such a large family was that I learnt to eat my meals very quickly. I didn’t want to miss out on what was coming next – particularly when it was dessert! Even though we argued at times, as all brothers and sisters do, we were and still are always there for each other when it counts.

Your very first class as a teacher? I remember it very well. I was terrified and felt mightily unprepared. I was sent to teach at a primary school in Seaford and was given a grade 5-6 composite class with 32 children in a portable classroom. While I knew what it was I was supposed to teach, I had very little 24 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ AUGUST 3, 2016

idea about classroom management strategies. I laugh now when I look back at that young woman and how she stumbled along. My children were beautiful and so supportive of their brand new teacher. I learnt very quickly that children want authenticity in their teachers and love when their teacher shows a genuine interest in them and their learning.

What made you study to become a librarian while teaching? Literature has always been a passion of mine and I was mentored by an older teacher/ librarian at the school I was teaching in. She talked to me about the impact I could have if I taught right across the school and in a subject area I Ioved. I was hooked after that and, while I have taught in classrooms since, my most treasured teaching moments have been in school libraries.

A funny classroom story? I love dressing up and once was introduced as a guest storyteller and ran several

sessions with my classes dressed as Mother Bear. None of my students knew that it was me. When I decided at the end of the sessions that I should reveal myself, I took off my ‘head’ and said ‘ta-da’. A number of my students screamed and ran from the room – I was not too sure what to make of that.

When you’re not at school, what will we find you doing? I love to travel, having come to this realisation quite late in life. My recent trips have been to Hawaii, Phuket, Bali and Vietnam. Training outdoors is a regular activity and I love going to my Saturday morning boxing and cardio class with a great group of like-minded people. My husband and I like to ride our motorbikes together. We look for new adventures and are planning to ride the Great Alpine Road. Our family has a particular passion for the reality TV show Survivor Survivor. We have all watched every season – that’s 32 seasons so far and we discuss and analyse each show. I love its mantra – Outwit, Outlast, Outplay.

ABOUT KOROWA ANGLICAN GIRLS’ SCHOOL » An Anglican girls’ school for students from ELC to year 12, with a campus in leafy Glen Iris. (STEPHEN McKENZIE)

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how has education changed over the past 40 years? In so many ways. Some of the more significant changes are that there is a broader curriculum to cover – especially with the impact of technology. Schools have a far greater emphasis on the well-being of their students and parents are more knowledgeable about education and more invested in their child’s schooling. These are exciting times to be in a leadership position in a school! ● melissa.heagney@theweeklyreview.com.au


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One big decision set Jay’s course for the rest of her career. In her fifth year of medical school Jay was offered a surgical elective at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Scotland. Those six incredible weeks led to Jay realising that her capabilities and personality were perfectly matched to high-intensity, fast-paced medicine. When Jay was invited back to Scotland to complete her internship, she jumped at the chance. She is now a consultant obstetrician and subspecialist in foetal-maternal medicine at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia. She is also an obstetric and gynaecological sonologist and clinical director at Adelaide Women’s Imaging. ●

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Emma knows best that a picture tells a thousand words. She is a corporate identity specialist and loves the opportunity to tell a story through branding and product enhancement. Her work history has seen her as senior designer, copywriter, visualiser, art director and studio manager. In 1997, she founded her own business – Geronimo Creative Services. Since then, Geronimo has flourished, producing logos, signage, publications, corporate imagery and all facets of design and print media as well as design for websites and multimedia. Geronimo is a boutique design agency with a wide reach. Her clients include TAG Heuer, NAB, Berry Street and BirdLife Australia – just to name a few. ●

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If managing your household budget is tricky enough, imagine budgeting for the whole country! Jenny Church works as a budget officer in the Department of Finance. Working in a central agency in the Australian Public Service, she helps devise policy for government to deliver advice and services responsively and efficiently, and in a sustainable way. Jenny graduated from Korowa and studied at the University of Melbourne for the bachelor of commerce (economics/finance), during which she was able to take part in the study abroad program at Exeter College, Oxford University. Where to from here? Jenny’s plans for the future include working overseas. ●

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But then a Genesis costs $65k. The surprise is that Hyundai has achieved that same balancing act with the far more price-friendly Elantra. It corners fast and flat without skipping, it’s predictable and solid. And it’s not just the ride/ handling equation, it has beautifully weighted steering and a nicely taut chassis. When you feel like taking it gently you’ll note the interior is quiet and the fuel economy is pretty good, despite a willing motor and a well-matched six-speed auto that changes down when it should, rather than when it will use the least amount of fuel. It’s brisk away from the lights and it overtakes swiftly. Among all the sedans between $20k and $30k, this provides about the best driving experience you’ll find, along with heaps of practicality. ●

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Elite; the interior is noticeably nicer with richer, more tactile surfaces and an ambience that says quality. For all of that, the Active has everything you need. It surprised me that there is no navigation option. Hyundai instead asks you to plug in your iPhone and use its mapping, with the map and directions coming up on the in-built centre screen. This is fine only as long as you have phone range. Otherwise this is a terrific car. The seating is comfortable and supportive, and it’s easy to find the right driving position. But I didn’t like the forward posture of the head restraints, which can’t be tilted back. The dash layout is simple and clear and I liked the generous leg room up front. It’s still pretty good in the back too, but headroom will be an issue here with taller passengers. ●

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businesswoman and keen fisherwoman lives alone which, she says, fosters self-nurturing. “I hibernate in winter, with lots of beautiful food, early nights and quiet time.” Come summertime, it’s a very different story – this is Pearls’ busiest time. Madame Brussels has a large outdoor terrace and a “rather fancy upper terrace”, so summer amps up into a haze of cocktails, chicken sandwiches and champagne. Pearls doesn’t believe in doing things by halves. For the bar’s 10th anniversary, she kicked off the festivities on the stairs of Parliament House with a brass band and flash mob. “Well, why wouldn’t you?” she says. ● HILARY McNEVIN hmcnevin@theweeklyreview.com.au

BIKE Her name is Giant Jan and she was a gift from my mum. She is pastel green, has no gears and I ride her along the beach and to the village to shop. She takes me everywhere around here.

(SCOTT McNAUGHTON)

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elcome to the beach shack,” Miss Pearls calls from down the hallway. The co-owner of CBD cocktail bar Madame Brussels, which celebrated its 10th birthday this year, lives in a cosy bayside cottage that houses her extensive wardrobe and exudes welcoming style. This is where she nurtures herself. Pearls (aka The Madame) is a force of nature who balances running one of Melbourne’s most popular bars with maintaining a home sanctuary to come back to. High ceilings, wooden floorboards, a cosseted courtyard and artworks that range from the classic to the cheeky create a comfortable, contemporary mood. Pearls has lived in her current abode “on and off for 20 years”. The sommelier, former actor,

MY F AV O U R I T E DRESS Vintage Chanel, I just love it. I bought it in Melbourne and I love how it’s heavy and sits on the body. I love clothes and I have many, and shoes and handbags. I have to have two bedrooms for my clothes. Being the Madame of Madame Brussels, I tend to dress up a lot. It’s always cocktail hour.

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TEAPOT F R E N C H C H A M PA G N E RIDDLING R ACK This was a gift from a dear friend. He knew I was looking for a riddling rack (pivotal to the process of making champagne), found it and bought it for me. I believe every girl needs to display her love of champagne. It’s from France. Mine is mainly filled with Taittinger.

PEARLS I have pearls from all over the world. My nickname “Pearls” comes from a Cockney saying, “what a pearler”. It is also my birthstone. I have pearls from my grandmother, mother and from many ex-boyfriends and – don’t tell anyone – but I love rubies.

I was in France with friends and we drove through Limoges. I told them to stop the car and said, “I need a teapot!” We had a look. I was looking for four hours. They’re very expensive teapots. I had to go and have lunch to think about it and I bought it afterwards. It makes the best tea. After I bought it, I travelled with it for another four weeks!

CHASSEUR POT My friend, chef Martin Boetz, bought it for me for my birthday many years ago. I have used it for all my love dishes. Soups, casseroles, roast chickens … It’s perfect for one-pot wonder dishes with all the essential ingredients to keep you healthy. AUGUST 3, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 27


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f beauty is a promise of happiness, as articulated by philosopher Alain de Botton in The Architecture of Happiness, then the future occupants of South Yarra’s six-star Capitol Grand have decades of pleasure ahead. The $800-million project will undoubtedly feature some of Melbourne’s most stunning and emblematic architecture in its twin sculpted towers and elevated gardens. But the beauty in this case goes far further than skin deep – Capitol Grand’s architects have also captured the essential ingredients for a happier, less stressful life: views, abundant natural light, a garden sanctuary, convenience, connectivity and diversity. Capitol Grand is in one of Melbourne’s most prominent and privileged locations – at the crossroads of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, four kilometres from the CBD. At 180 metres, the taller LK Tower will be the highest building in South Yarra and the tallest landmark building outside the CBD. It will have spectacular vistas across Melbourne, taking in the Yarra River, Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip Bay, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the city and the Dandenong Ranges. Capitol Grand’s design, by internationally renowned architects Bates Smart, begins with a three-level luxury retail arcade where high-end global brands sit alongside international trendsetters and include a world-class restaurant. Two sculptural towers rising above house a sophisticated collection of residences. Set back from Toorak Road, two intertwining elliptical forms rise up and taper as LK Tower soars towards its breathtaking summit. Below, the balcony-wrapped 50-storey Capitol Grand Tower showcases sculpted curves. Bates Smart director Kristen Whittle is a multi-award-winning architect and urban designer previously based in London

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and Switzerland, where his work included projects at the Tate Modern art museum and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He says Capitol Grand is a one-of-a-kind building and a precious opportunity for people looking for a more connected, convenient and less stressful lifestyle. “What is exciting about this project is the amount of diversity within one development. It will provide significant opportunity for people from different parts of the community to buy into it. Apartments start from $600,000, with access to amenities

including the 24-hour concierge service,” he says. “There’s a very beautiful roof garden surrounded by rich and resplendent amenity – pool, gym, dining and lounge areas – that spill out into the garden. The garden is the epicentre of Capitol Grand and many apartments will have garden outlooks and some will have direct access.” The LK Tower balconies expand as the building steps back to form terraces that are essentially gardens in the sky. On level 33, apartments of 140 and 137 square metres have 122-square-metre garden terraces. “The garden, with wide-ranging amenities and hospitality and retail below, will make living at Capitol Grand extremely convenient and relaxing,” Kristen says. “It takes care of all of your needs in one go.” He says there are a lot of slender-line shallow apartment layouts, allowing more natural light and outlooks than traditional layouts. These slender-line units have expansive terraces of up to 60 square metres, comparable to their internal living area. To further extend light and views and add flexibility, many apartments have retractable sliding doors between bedrooms and living areas. Bates Smart has given Capitol Grand multi-tiered social spaces, from the protected, private space of apartments to intimate spaces where residents can spend time with friends and family and larger-scale spaces where they can connect to the Capitol Grand community. “This diversity of social spaces meets our intrinsic needs as human beings – it will feel natural and promote a happier way of life,” Kristen says. “We have added hotel-style services and conveniences, so not only will residents feel connected but they can also feel cared-for and free from mundane chores.” ● LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au AUGUST 3, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 29


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n an increasingly material world, fabrics are everything. As window treatments, on the sofa or floor, soft furnishings turn harsh spaces into comfort zones. Alex & Elle feature textiles, handmade from designs by independent Scandinavian artists, in cushions, panels and art, as a way to not only add colour and texture but also “to improve the ambience because all soft furnishings help with sound absorption”. ●

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W A L L A R T \ Stretch fabrics onto canvases to make your own unique wall art.

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TA B L E On the Move side table by Strand + Hvass for Cane-line, $576, from Huset

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AGENTS INDEX ABERCROMBY’S 108-109 FLETCHERS 95-99 GARY PEER 109 HOCKING STUART 44-45 JELLIS CRAIG 77-93 KAY & BURTON 100-106 LUCAS 93 MARSHALL WHITE 46-74 NELSON ALEXANDER 76 NOEL JONES 106-107 RT EDGAR 36-44 SERRELL PROJECT TRUST 75 WOODARDS 94

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CATCH AT ATCH THE HE NEW W WA AVE AVE 41 HORACE ORA STREET, ORACE T, MAL MALVERN, 3144

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ancy building a house but can’t bear to put in the hours of painful deliberation, paint comparison and general stress? This state-of-the-art, ultracontemporary house could be your problem solved. Only seven months old, it has barely been lived in and presents as a combination of display suite and home-magazine feature. Its striking street presence stands out from its period and interwar neighbours, and is possibly one of the first of a new wave of housing in the area. White and boxy, with vertical rectangle windows and external venetian blinds the distinct points of interest, the two-storey house is certainly eye-catching. Designed with family in mind, the house is of voluminous proportions – with four bedrooms, a study and a playroom – and the fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. New owners can turn the key and move straight in. An enormous pivot front door is released via an intercom, the first hint at the cutting-edge technology inside. The interiors are awash in natural light, an effect heightened by white walls and wide, blond oak floors. From the entrance foyer, double doors access the study, a sumptuous lounge-like space with gas fireplace. The external blinds become an internal feature here, contrasting with the black window frames, white architraves and grey paintwork. As exemplified throughout the house, the luxury is in the attention to detail. A dedicated “drop-off zone”, comprising the laundry and powder room, has tiled floors and direct access to the double garage and gym. Bespoke hooks dot one wall, for hanging coats and backpacks on the way in. A chute deposits dirty laundry from the upstairs main bathroom. Powder rooms are not usually worth mentioning – but this one is particularly impressive in gold and black geometric wallpaper. This family-oriented wet area culminates in the butler’s pantry. The kitchen has two wine fridges, Smeg appliances, stone

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benchtops and handle-free cupboards. Two dishwashers have been integrated into the white cabinetry. One splashback is a mirror, the other a window to greenery. An open wood fire with marble hearth warms the open-plan living area. Stacker doors and a huge window create a seamless connection with the glass-fenced, solar-heated pool, outdoor dining area and compact, landscaped rear yard. Retaining walls planted with trees block out the neighbours. Thick carpet takes over from the oak floorboards on the first floor. The landing is a gallery-like space, its white walls a blank canvas for displaying artwork and sculptures. Three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share the main bathroom that has a huge walk-in shower and deep tub. Half-frosted window panes are both an aesthetic feature and a privacy measure. Another pivot door leads to the palatial main suite. Spreading the width of the house at the rear, its lavish proportions are more in line with a retreat than a bedroom. Its walk-through wardrobe doubles as a dressing room, with two fitted dressing tables and full-length mirrors, and the en suite is fully tiled. Inside the shower is a stone-encased tub, a set-up similar to that of many luxury hotels. Among the lengthy list of high-end inclusions are zoned heating and cooling, closed-circuit TV security, surround sound with smartphone connectivity, remote-controlled blinds, plantation shutters and ducted vacuum. Extra-wide Horace Street, with trees marking the median strip, connects High Street and Wattletree Road, putting many of Malvern’s key amenities within walking distance. People in the area are spoilt for choice with cafes, restaurants and artisan retailers; a common pastime is picking up a coffee while walking the dog to Central Park or Milton Gray Reserve. ● BONNIE ZIEGELER property@theweeklyreview.com.au

final word “A showcase of fabulous style, superb quality & a brilliant floor plan in a much sought-after pocket of Malvern.” EMMA BLOOM – AGENT

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Fast facts \ State-of-the-art two-storey house just seven months old; four bedrooms plus study; enormous open-plan kitchen, meals and living area; Smeg kitchen appliances and two wine fridges; “drop-off zone” of laundry, powder room, gym and double garage; retreat-like main suite with luxurious walk-in wardrobe/dressing room and en suite; bluestone-paved outdoor dining area; solar-heated pool; low-maintenance landscaped block; oak floorboards; ducted heating and cooling; audio-visual surround sound; closed-circuit TV security and intercom; walking distance to Cabrini Health, Malvern Central, parks and public transport

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Malvern \ 12 kilometres from the city

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BALWYN NORTH \ 325 BELMORE ROAD Built by Latitude37 as a display home, this outstanding house is well suited to families who like to entertain at home. Visually, it’s awe-inspiring: Brick, timber and soaring glass walls combine in striking form, and full-length windows on the private, north-east side maximise the leafy outlook. The geography – snugly inside the Balwyn High zone – is good, too. For all its glamour, it’s a practical place with sturdy finishes and ample storage. The 56-square house has three living areas and five bedrooms, including one on the ground floor. The atrium hall gleams in polished ironbark and flows gracefully into the carpeted living room overlooking the infinity pool. However, the highlight is the enormous dining, kitchen and adjoining family areas, with vast glass doors opening to the pool and deck. The kitchen is chic in white stone with AEG cooktop, oven, microwave and coffee machine and has a waterfall island, a butler’s pantry and a wine room for 400 bottles. Around the corner, there’s a vestibule off the double garage, with cupboards; kids, dump your school bags here. The first floor has a sunny, carpeted retreat and a study nook. Two double bedrooms share a fully-tiled bathroom, bedroom three has an en suite and the presidential-sized main has an en suite, two walk-in wardrobes and a dressing room. ● ALISON BARCLAY

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PROPERTY ID » 2012924083

Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000 Price \ $3.2 million +

HAWTHORN \ 7 BROOK STREET

Auction \ August 6 at 1pm

AGENTS’ CHO I CE POSTCODE

3122

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10 Oak Street, Hawthorn 4

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POSTCODE 2

3145

2049 Malvern Road, Malvern East 3

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Agent: Richard Winneke 0418 136 858 ................................................................. Price: $2.8 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday August 13 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11-11.30am; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................

Agent: David Volpato 0414 701 983 ................................................................. Price: About $1.5 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday August 6 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: As advertised .................................................................

A timeless Victorian beauty blended with contemporary luxury and gracing an exclusive city-view enclave.

This c1938 art deco residence provides instant family appeal while its substantial 576sqm (approx) north-east allotment highlights its enormous scope (STCA).

PROPERTY ID » 2012924091

Nelson Alexander \ 9854 8888 Price \ $1.7 million – $1.85 million Auction \ August 6 at 11am Many renovated period houses lose their sense of history. That’s not the case with this interwar duplex on a block of about 469 square metres. It is light and bright and its heritage features have been preserved, while a modern renovation and rear extension make it a prospect for those looking to simply move-in and enjoy. A side path leads to the entry, which is into a hallway with polished timber floors that extend to the open-plan family and dining room. This north-facing space is light-filled thanks to french doors on three sides. Split-system air conditioning and downlights feature alongside access to a deck, courtyard and the double carport at the rear of the block. The kitchen’s Caesarstone benches shine under a conservatory roof. Next door, the original kitchen, with its chequered linoleum and some original cabinetry, has been converted into a bedroom or study. At the front of the house there’s a formal living room, central bathroom and two carpeted bedrooms. The larger of these has built-in wardrobes and an en suite. ● JULIAN HEALEY

POSTCODE

3122

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Let's eat lunch @ Laurent, 703 Glenferrie Road Let's eat dinner @ Rococo, 797 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Liar Liar Cafe, 90 Kinkora Road

Let's eat lunch @ L'Olivo, 171 Waverley Rd Let's eat dinner @ Satsuki Japanese Cafe, 458 Waverley Rd Let's drink coffee @ Servery & Spoon, 137-139 Waverley Rd


SOUTH YARRA \ 35 MO MOTHERWELL RWELL STREET R

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PROPERTY ID » 2012926259

Set in a row of similar, solid late-Victorian villas, this house has been empathetically (and, from the street, invisibly) brought into the 21st century. The hallway and four splendid front rooms have retained their plasterwork, leadlights and fireplaces, while a modern bathroom and dressing room have been neatly introduced

to serve the main bedroom. The original domestic offices have been gutted to create a spectacular, high-ceilinged, sun-flooded living area. White stone benchtops, glass splashbacks and integrated appliances complete the picture. A modern laundry and powder room have been discreetly fitted into this area. Folding doors open the kitchen and family area to the northern garden. Here every metre

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Marshall White \ 9822 9999

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of the former “backyard” is used: one half is a tree-lined lawn and the other is paved to accommodate a car and a dining terrace. The upper level is reached by a wide return stair. Here, two generous bedrooms with a northerly aspect and built-in cupboards, along with a rumpus room, provide a children’s paradise. Their bathroom has a bath and a shower.

The remaining roof space is now a welcome storage area. The original Baltic pine flooring has been matched in new sections, giving a spatial continuity. Hydronic heating throughout and air-conditioning upstairs ensure year-round comfort. Hawksburn Station is a block away and Hawksburn Village, with its shops and restaurants, is close by. ● NEIL CLEREHAN

Auction \ August 6 at 10.30am

HAWTHORN \ 120 ROBINSON ON RO ROAD POSTCODE

3141

15 Bromby Street, South Yarra 4

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Agent: Mark McKenzie 0457 727 552 ................................................................. Price: $4 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday August 20 at noon ................................................................. OFI: Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

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4 Myvore Court, Toorak 5

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Agent: Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 ................................................................. Price: $6 million + ................................................................. EOI: Close Tuesday August 16 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI: Wed 5-5.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................

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PROPERTY ID » 2012894481

Price \ $2.3 million +

Auction \ August 6 at 12.30pm

There is something very refreshing about this two-storey house. Within the Scotch Hill precinct, it has benefited from a comprehensive renovation and some creative design. From the entry, the house steps down to a large carpeted bedroom with private shower and nearby toilet. This room also has access to a deck and the picturesque garden. There’s a casual timber-floored family room here too, with study nook and doors to a covered patio and the solar-heated pool. Upstairs, things are a little more formal. Timber floors run throughout, beginning in the formal living room. Warmed by a gas fireplace, this slightly elevated room has extensive built-in shelving and opens to a large deck and verandah overlooking the pool. The adjacent kitchen is impressive. Reflectively tinted windows brighten things without sacrificing privacy, while stone benches, stainless-steel appliances and copper pendant lights create a designer feel. Two bedrooms are tucked away opposite, each with a built-in wardrobe. The main has an en suite. ● JULIAN HEALEY

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This distinguished house on a large corner site of 460sqm (approx) is located in the Domain precinct, South Yarra's premier location.

Architect-designed home offers three exceptional levels, deluxe interiors, Rick Eckersley gardens, expansive entertaining zones, home office and games room.

Let's eat lunch @ Botanical, 169 Domain Road Let's eat dinner @ Entrecote, 131-133 Domain Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Domain, 171 Domain Road

Let's eat lunch @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's eat dinner @ Cumin Thai, 481 Glenferrie Road Let's drink coffee @ Townhouse, 466 Toorak Road

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ONLY 5 REMAINING

Artist Impression

Sensational boutique development of 7 exclusive single level apartments masterfully designed by Rob Mills and landscaped by Paul Bangay featuring only 2 residences per floor. Embrace elite living in Melbourne’s most exclusive suburb with breathtaking contemporary design showcasing two and three bedroom configurations, tall ceilings large expansive courtyards gardens and terraces and immaculate quality. Delivering stunning, luxurious spaces, suffused with fresh air, an abundance of natural light and finished to an exceptionally high standard. Move quickly to maximize stamp duty savings. Builder Appointed.

harvardtoorak.com.au Inspections will be held at the office of RT Edgar Toorak at 10 Wallace Avenue, Toorak – Wednesday and Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 – Paul Skafte 0425 865 386

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CLOSING NEXT MONDAY

50 Hopetoun Road TOORAK EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 8th August at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) Substantial elevated 1930’s family home set on a generous allotment of 1870m2 approx. offering magnificent street appeal, abundant formal and informal living spaces, up to 7 bedrooms, North South tennis court and in ground pool. Superbly located in one of Toorak’s finest boulevards, this sizeable and extended family home provides comfortable accommodation ready to move in today with scope for cosmetic enhancement in an area where capital investment is rewarded. Comprising: Wide entrance hall, 3 formal rooms each with OFP, updated kitchen, family room, 3 bathrooms, powder room, double garage and carport for 4 cars. www.50hopetounroad-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 | Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 3, 2016 \ The weekly review 37


215 Kooyong Road TOORAK EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 29th August at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) Renovate this fantastic elevated light filled beautifully constructed 1970’s family residence with broad street frontage of 24.32m or rebuild on this large allotment. House opens to expansive terrace with in ground pool, spectacular views towards the Dandenongs, cabana and outdoor entertaining facilities. Land size 1145m2. Ideally situated within walking distance to quality private schools, transport, cafes, restaurants and shops. Comprises large entrance foyer, formal lounge, separate dining, kitchen/informal sitting area, 3 bedrooms, 2 with en suite, family bathroom, large laundry, double car garage, heating and cooling. www.215kooyongroad-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 | Oliver Booth 0413 975 723 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au 38 The weekly review \ AUGUST 3, 2016


17 Power Avenue TOORAK PRIVATE AUCTION Friday 19th August (Unless sold prior) Gracious Arnaud Wright-designed 4 bedroom plus study family residence showcasing outstanding 1930’s features further enhanced by a detailed and ed by a full Euro kitchen rks. Land approx. 874m2. www.17poweravenue-toorak.com VIEW Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm RT EDGAR Ada Taylor 0428 058 880 | CONJUNCTIONAL AGENT Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 | Abercromby’s Real Estate AUGUST 3, 2016 \ The weekly review 39


18 Cole Court TOORAK AUCTION Saturday 20th August at 12.00pm (Unless sold prior) Located in one of Toorak’s most prestigious locales, this elegant 3 bedroom town residence offers flexible living and entertaining spaces complemented by a private West facing courtyard with water feature. Downstairs comprises grand entry with inviting sitting area and open fire place leading to generous main living room, dining room and open plan well-appointed kitchen. Upstairs offers a generous landing with study area, 2 bedrooms, family bathroom, expansive master suite with large walk in robe, ensuite, and balcony. Features integrated garage, security system, integrated sound, ducted heating and air conditioning. www.18colecourt-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Ada Taylor 0428 058 880 | Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au 40 The weekly review \ AUGUST 3, 2016


83 Mount Street KEW AUCTION Saturday 20th August at 12.30pm (Unless sold prior) Immense spaces and extravagant amenity underpin this lavish home, an Englehart Homes finalist in the 1996 HIA awards. Perfectly positioned on approx. 766m2 North-facing rear allotment in the leafy streets of The Sackville Ward, convenient to transport, shopping and Melbourne’s elite private colleges. Boasting exaggerated dimensions with classic styling across five bedrooms, study and two living/dining areas, including Daniel Robertson brickwork, woolen carpets, parquetry flooring, Tasmanian Oak cabinetry and Zimbabwe granite, enhanced by sunny outdoor entertaining amongst landscaped gardens and salt-chlorinated pool/spa. VIEW Thursday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Nick Walker 0417 330 650 | Eva Gyorodi 0411 850 171 | James Delbridge 0400 586 101 | Kew Office 03 8888 2000 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 3, 2016 \ The weekly review 41


AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

404/469 St Kilda Road MELBOURNE AUCTION Saturday 6th August at 11.00am (Unless sold prior) Stunning elevated light filled north east facing apartment located on the 4th level in the highly regarded 'Park Central' building overlooking Fawkner Park ideally located only a short walk to fashionable shops, cafes, restaurants, and transport. Comprising formal lounge, formal dining, kitchen/meals area, large outdoor balcony, master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, 2 family sized bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry, double off street car parking, storage cage, heating and cooling, security system. Other features include outdoor swimming pool, full time building manager and very reasonable owner's corporation fees. www.404-469stkildaroad-melbourne.com VIEW Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | Oliver Booth 0413 975 723 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au 42 The weekly review \ AUGUST 3, 2016


1/39 Solway Street ASHBURTON EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Wednesday 17th August at 5.00pm (Unless sold prior) Breathtaking in stature and scale, this contemporary 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom town residence delivers a new benchmark in style and sophistication. A superb palette of design materials combine with state-of-the-art technology, alongside a harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor living spaces to create this unrivalled architectural masterpiece. Multiple living zones including fully-fitted theatre room and multi-purpose gym/office, plus heated pool and remote double garage, metres from Gardiners Creek and East Malvern station, with easy access to Monash freeway, Chadstone S/C and elite schooling. VIEW Thursday & Saturday 2.00–2.30pm Brett Vanderwert 0411 609 363 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | Kew Office 03 8888 2000 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 3, 2016 \ The weekly review 43


101 & 102/75 Princess Street KEW AUCTION Saturday 13th August from 12.30pm (Unless sold prior) Two suburb apartments! Indulge in a new standard of living – a synergy of design innovation, lavish appointment and outstanding functionality, fused with superior location benefits. A natural palette of stone, timber and glass emanate throughout two capacious floorplans, bathed in light through floor-to-ceiling windows. European Oak flooring floods open plan living/dining areas, extended by private balconies. Each incorporating a first-class Ilve kitchen, two oversized bedrooms, two vogue bathrooms, lift, storage cage and secure basement carparks. Superbly located for outstanding convenience and recreation, minutes from Kew Junction, and 1km from the relaxing Yarra River. To be auctioned separately. VIEW Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Nick Walker 0417 330 650 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | Kew Office 03 8888 2000 | rtedgar.com.au

SOUTH YARRA 35 TYRONE STREET Perfectly primed for lifestyle. With iconic attractions in every direction, the impeccably renovated proportions of this single fronted brick Victorian provide the perfect partner for inner city lifestyle seekers looking for stylish low maintenance living close to every amenity. Tucked in behind a secure courtyard, classical charm & modern function combine in a beautifully light-filled floorplan that concludes with irresistible open plan space aside a gas OFP & sunny alfresco courtyard with rear ROW. Includes stone finished kitchen, Blackbutt floors, generous attic storage. Walk to Chapel Street, Prahran Market, Fawkner Park & more.

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AUCTION

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EPR

Price on application

C O N TA C T

Andrew James 0411 420 788 Nick Gatacre 0428 860 425

OFFICE

South Yarra 9868 5444

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GLEN IRIS 5 TOWER HILL ROAD

5

Elegant entertainer in a prized locale.

VIEW

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Beyond its clinker brick facade, this 5 bedroom plus study residence blends period charm with superbly renovated spaces. Enchanting garden views are a perfect accompaniment to the lounge with open fireplace and terrace. The dining and separate living/meals add to the variety of flexible living zones. Enjoy the endless summer in the solar-heated pool/spa. Features a chef’s kitchen, 2 renovated bathrooms, parent’s retreat carport, garage/workshop and plenty of off street parking. Delivering considerable lifestyle advantages, walk to Ashburton shopping village, primary schools and train. Sacre Coeur, Korowa and Caulfield Grammar schools are within moments of this fabulous home.

AUCTION

Sat 13th August - 1.00pm

EPR

Please contact Agent

C O N TA C T

Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Nick Goold 0408 553 181

OFFICE

Glen Iris 9818 1888

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autunmalverneast.com

3 + 4 BEDROOM GARDEN HOMES FROM $1,200,000

72 – 76 Serrell Street, Malvern East 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

— Autun’s garden homes represent an unprecedented feat of residential design in the heart of Malvern.

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2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA

HAWTHORN 7 Brook Street

3

2

2

Classic 1930s, Renovated To Perfection This spacious residence on a deep garden block (461m2 approx) has been tastefully extended to combine exceptional period detail with light-filled modern style. In a secluded precinct close to transport, shopping centres & leading schools, this immaculate home offers 2 double BRs (elegant ensuite to main) plus study/3rd BR; formal sitting room; gracefully proportioned living/dining room with French doors opening to north-facing deck & garden oasis; stylish kitchen with bespoke timber cabinetry; family bathroom & powder room/laundry. Including a garage & carport, this gracious residence features extensive ´30s joinery, polished hardwood floors, hydronic heating & split-system a/c

AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT

KEW EAST 1/50 Hartwood Street

Sat 6 August at 11am Thu 12:30 - 1 & Sat 10:30 -11 Kew | 9854 8888 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Jessika Spink 0400 176 441

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Space, Style, Position: A Winning Trio! This light-filled residence close to schools, shops & transport offers 3 double BRs (ensuite & WIR to main), sitting room adjoining northerly courtyard, solid timber kitchen (pantry & AEG appliances) open to dining zone, second living area flowing to deck & neat garden, stylish family bathroom, laundry & powder room. Including a double garage & storage room, this immaculate home, perfect for families & downsizers, features polished hardwood floors, alarm, ducted heating & split-system a/c. [Note: no owners´ corporation]

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AUCTION INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 20 August at 12:30pm Thu 1.30-2 & Sat 1-1.30 $1,300,000 - $1,400,000 Kew | 9854 8888 Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153


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15 Barry Street Kew On a prestigious Studley Park corner, this imposing Victorian´s Architect designed renovation and subtle reconfiguration has created a family home of smart sophistication with an indoor/ outdoor entertaining focus close to esteemed schools, Yarra parklands and Kew Junction. Grand original proportions retain their superb classical integrity whilst delivering a luxurious environment nestled in landscaped gardens that feature heated pool/ cabana, separate rumpus/ home gym and self contained studio apartment. Includes multiple marble OFPs, chef´s kitchen with full Miele complement, SONOS surround sound, remote double garage and secure OSP.

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Auction Inspect Land Web

Sat 13th August at 12.00pm By appointment 1,330 sqm approx jelliscraig.com.au

Simon Shrimpton Richard Earle Hawthorn

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0411 889 577 0418 564 168 9810 5000

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Rare Four Bedroom Docklands Retreat Like No Other

1001/70 lorimer street, docklands

The ideal combination of panoramic views, amazing internal space & modern luxury

Spacious living includes formal & casual living areas plus huge wraparound balcony

4 double bedrooms feature BIRs & balcony access (master with en-suite)

private sale

Includes powder room, Euro laundry, laundry storage cage, RC/air-con & 2 car spaces

Enjoy access to RekDek facilities: pool, spa, sauna, steam room, & gym

open thurs 5-5:30pm & sat 12-12:30pm baden lucas | 0418 888 751 9091 1400 | lucasre.com.au

bed 4 | bath 2.5 | car 2

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Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111

woodards.com.au

Highett 4/14 Mary Avenue

2A

There’s Nothing Quite Like It There’s nothing quite like this remarkable entertainer’s mecca. Setting the benchmark for the ultimate in modern, simple, low-maintenance living, this three living zoned home is absolutely packed to the roof with custom crafted & imported extras, modern conveniences, impeccable finishes and flawless, creative design.

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1B

1C

Auction • • • • •

Key location in bayside address Walk to everything Ultimate Entertainers home all year round Has to be seen to be believed throughout WOW factor beyond the facade

20th August 2016 at 11am On Site View Wednesday and Saturday Kevin Chokshi 0430 195 517 kevin.chokshi@raywhite.com raywhitecheltenham.com | 03 9584 8288


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15 Bromby Street South Yarra

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83 Kooyongkoot Road Hawthorn

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PRIVATE AUCTION

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3

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9 Victoria Avenue Canterbury

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1 Ross Street Toorak 4

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3/6 Brookville Rd Toorak 2

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703/9 Eades Street East Melbourne 2

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41 Horace Street Malvern 4

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511 Glenfe f rrie Road fe Hawthorn 5

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AUCTION SATURDAY 6/27 Windella Avenue Kew East 3

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A3 | B2 | C2

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| 3/11 Lascelles Avenue

Elegant, Exclusive Single Level Luxury

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Merely moments from Toorak Village, this substantial apartment´s two luxurious bedrooms, each with a travertine ensuite, surround a fabulous library or home office featuring a northerly terrace retreat. The refinement that is this residence´s hallmark is confirmed by huge living and dining areas and a separately zoned Gaggenau kitchen/everyday dining domain, both overlooking a landscaped courtyard. CBUS automation, heating/cooling, surround sound, double garaging and a secure store room enhance enjoyment. One of only four

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A3 | B2 | C2

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| 2/16 Beaver Street

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

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Saturday 20th August at 10.30am

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Luxuriously Large Single Level Spaces

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348 Orrong Road, Caulfield North 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street, St Kilda 9066 4688 42 Koornang Road, Carnegie 9563 1666 garypeer.com.au

22 Jessamine Avenue PRAHRAN Your Perfect Estate In Jessamine The captivating allure of this impeccable home is underpinned by an exquisite blend of period beauty with contemporary finesse. Matching the luxury of space with everything a family could need, this sophisticated domain enjoys a prestigious park-side position. Transformed by a stylish renovation & extension, the beautifully proportioned design incorporates an elegant formal l ounge, separate dining, family room, study, casual meals, gourmet kitchen & a self-contained teenager’s retreat. A poolside patio & garden create a wonderful setting for entertaining.

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THE HOME DIRECTORY GARDEN SERVICES Groundswell Design & Management * Regular garden maintenance * Garden design and plant selection * Garden clean ups and Renovations Garden management solutions and professional service. Contact: 0433 766 923

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HAIRDRESSERS WAS Hairdressing

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:

www.wigsandhairpieces.com.au 1224604-LB17-16

INTERNET SERVICE Wireless Wizard

Struggling with a weak Wi-Fi signal in the home or office? Netflix streaming at a crawl? Telcos giving you the runaround? Just one call to our experts will end your Internet woes once and for all. Our money back guarantee will add to your peace of mind. Contact: 0452 236 373

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DECKING Deckseal Revival Pty Ltd

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

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

GARDEN MAINTENANCE Specialist Garden Services

Our friendly crew of qualified horticulturists offer professional, yet personal service. Regular garden maintenance includes fertilsers, pest/disease management, green waste removal, irrigation maintenance, horticulturial recommendations and written report. Satisfaction is Guaranteed. Contact: 9560 1110

www.specialistgardenservices.com.au 1196867-PB36-15

WINTER 2016

BATHROOMS

BLINDS

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

in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Showroom: 391 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell, or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or 9882 3332.

Pioneering Bathroom Designs

BLINDS & SHUTTERS

Bathrooms ‘R’ Us We do it all, from

www.bathrooms-r-us.com.au

Melbourne Design Awards 2011 Winner and 2012 Melbourne Design Awards Shortlisted. Let us transform your tired/ outdated bathroom into a modern and innovative design. With over 20 years experience, we specialise in all aspects of bathroom renovations. HIA 984704. Email: pbd@live.com.au Contact: Sam 0439 115 225.

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Smarter Bathrooms Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838

Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne www.smarterbathrooms.com.au

BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS GIA Bathrooms and Kitchens 819A

Nepean Hwy Bentleigh. Specialist bathroom design and renovation company, providing peace of mind that one company will manage all aspects of your renovation process. Complete start to finish service, with guaranteed start and finish dates. Call now to book a free in home consultation or visit our website Contact: 1300 442 736

Bracken Blinds & Shutters Specialises

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Page Doors & Blinds Roller blinds.

Roman blinds. Slim line venetians. Timber plantation shutters. Retractable insect screens.Customer satisfaction guarantee. 390 Burke Road Camberwell. Call now on 9809 1766.

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CLEANING SERVICES

Campeones Cleaning Services -

Satisfaction GUARANTEED! We are the champions of cleaning. Affordable, trusted specialists in: commercial, events, residential, carpet, window and pressure cleaning. We will prove ourselves to be a great asset to your company or home. Available 7 days, incl public holidays. Can start immediately. Our hours are based on the most convenient for our dear clients. Late night is fine too! We offer excellent service & attention to detail across Melbourne & surrounding areas.

Contact Rosita for further details on: 0434 039 542 or SMS 0404 060 070. E: info@campeones.com.au www.campeones.com.au

DRAFTING SERVICES

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

BLINDS

DECKING

blinds and Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in all other window furnishings including Holland Blinds, Sun Screens, Awnings, Venetians, Romans and Curtains. Contact: 9818 1133.

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

BLINDS

Deckseal Revival Pty Ltd Melbourne’s

www.deckseal.com.au

FENCING Bracken Blinds & Shutters

Bracken Blinds specialises in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Visit us at our showroom or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or (03) 9882 3332 391 Camberwell Road, Camberwell

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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 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

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FENCING

Websters Fencing Registered Building Practitioner. Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of fences. Specialising in boundary fencing, including fences over two metres. Contact: Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote. Mob: 0417 356 608

GARDEN CONSULTATIONS

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

GARDEN MAINTENANCE

MK Design and Construction

tim@mkdac.com.au www.mkdac.com.au

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J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all electrical installations: Extensions/ Refurbishments, Stove/Oven/Hot Water Repair, Switchboard upgrades, House Rewires, TV/Phone/Data, Safety switches. Free quotes. 24 hour service. Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772. www.jlhuttelectrical.com.au

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A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

Gardens By Glen 30+ years experience in all aspects Horticulture and Plants. Garden Maintenance. New Gardens. Garden Planning. Garden Renovations. Regular Garden Service Calls. High pressure cleaning. Contact: Glen 0408 456 988.

gardensbyglen@gmail.com

Specialist Garden Services Our friendly crew of qualified horticulturists offer professional, yet personal service. Garden renovations/restorations can include soil conditioning/mulching, plantings, turf, irrigation installation, tree/stump removal. Satisfaction is Guaranteed. Contact: 9560 1110 www.specialistgardenservices.com.au

SECURITY PRODUCTS CRIMSAFE

Protect your Home and Family. Hi-Light Group, Melbourne’s premier manufacturer and installer of CRIMSAFE Security Products. Doors - Windows - Enclosures. See showroom 110 Burwood Hwy Burwood.

Free Measure and Quote. Contact: 9808 9559

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THE HOME DIRECTORY

WINTER 2016

GARDEN SERVICES

HOME RENOVATIONS & EXT

TREE CARE

gardens to life since 1990. Qualified Gardeners providing all aspects of garden maintenance and renovation including hedging, expert pruning, fertilising, soil conditioning and mulching. Garden design and plant knowledge. Customer Satisfaction every time. Contact: 9885 3949

Approve planning permits • All projects architecturally designed • Registered builder • Specialising in Bespoke renovations and joinery • Full warranty on all jobs • Guaranteed start and finish dates • Only quality products used. Contact: 1300 076 664 .

Assured Tree Care Pty Ltd Experienced, Qualified and Insured Arborists. We provide professional high quality services including tree removals, pruning, stump grinding, tree care, plant health, consultancy and reports. No job is too big or small. Contact us for a free quote.

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Russell 0411 257 793

HAIRDRESSERS

INTERNET SERVICE

www.assuredreecare.com.au

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:

A weak Wi-Fi signal? Netflix streaming at a crawl? Telcos giving you the runaround? Just one call to our experts will end your Internet woes once and for all. Contact: 04 5223 6373

Groundswell Gardens Bringing

WAS Hairdressing Warren Ansell Salon

www.wigsandhairpieces.com.au

HANDYMAN

Chuck Lau Home Improvements

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

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

www.click4trades.com.au

RoomFour • Quality Tradesmen •

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 Contact: 9889 2213.

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BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS GIA Bathrooms and Kitchens

819A Nepean Hwy Bentleigh. Specialist bathroom design and renovation company, providing peace of mind that one company will manage all aspects of your renovation process. Complete start to finish service, with guaranteed start and finish dates. Call now to book a free in home consultation or visit our website www.giarenovations.com.au Contact: 1300 442 736

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Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838 Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne

www.smarterbathrooms.com.au

Wireless Wizard

MEDICAL CLINIC

Koornang Road Medical Centre Full

Bulk Billing Family Medical Practice. Pathology blood collection. Paediatric Care. Minor surgical procedures. Over 45 to 49 and 75+ health assessments. Mon-Fri 9am - 6pm Sat 1pm - 6pm Open Public Holidays.

85 Koornang Road, Carnegie. (Enter through Carnegie Chemart Pharmacy) Phone 99393707 or 90774785 www.koornangmedical.com

SECURITY PRODUCTS

CRIMSAFE Protect your Home and Family. Hi-Light Group, Melbourne’s premier manufacturer and installer of CRIMSAFE Security Products. Doors - Windows Enclosures. See showroom 110 Burwood Hwy Burwood. Free Measure and Quote. Contact: 9808 9559

www.hilightdirect.com.au

HOME FURNISHINGS

BATHROOMS/KITCHENS Smarter Bathrooms

TREE DOCTOR Frank Duke Total tree care, including

Almara Cabinets Winners of the Australian Achievers’ Award. Customerdesigned wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Showroom: 145-147 Williams Rd, Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233.

www.almara.com.au

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS Malvern Windows Specialists in manufacture, supply and installation of period style timber windows. Additional areas of expertise range from; double glazing, sashcords, rot repair and complete window replacements. Call Brett for a no obligation quote. Contact: Brett Smyk 0409 870 016

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

Windows 1 We specialise in the supply and installation of replacement windows and doors – timber, aluminium or PVC. Our staff are fully qualified ensuring quality work. No job too big or too small. Member of MBA and HIA. To replace your old, tired, rotting windows please call us for a free, no obligation measure and quote. Contact: 9703 1530

www.ap-shutters.com

www.windows1.net.au

SHUTTERS

A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality

WINDOWS

HANDYMAN Chuck Lau Home Improvements

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

WARDROBES Almara Cabinets

reshaping or removals. Third-generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete customer satisfaction with individual assessment. Contact: Paul 9509 4768

WARDROBES

Malvern Windows

Specialists in manufacture, supply and installation of period style timber windows. Additional areas of expertise range from; double glazing, sashcords, rot repair and complete window replacements. Call Brett for a no obligation quote. Contact: Brett Smyk 0409 870 016

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Winners of the Australian Achievers award. Customer designed wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Showroom: 145 – 147 Williams Road Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233.

www.almara.com.au 1142214-RC28-14

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

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DRAFTING SERVICES MK Design and Construction

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

tim@mkdac.com.au www.mkdac.com.au

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BULK BILLING MEDICAL CLINIC Koornang Road Medical Centre

Full Bulk Billing Family Medical Practice. Pathology blood collection. Paediatric Care. Minor surgical procedures. Psychological Services. Family Planning & Contraceptive advice. Over Female GP available 45 to 49 and 75+ health assessments. Immunisation and travel advice. Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm - Sat 1pm – 6pm Open Public Holidays.

85 Koornang Road, Carnegie. (Enter through Carnegie Chemart Pharmacy) Phone 9939 3707 or 9077 4785 www.koornangmedical.com 1234963-LN30-16


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