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INFLUENCE LISA MESSENGER HAS BUILT AN EMPIRE BY UPSETTING THE STATUS QUO
isa Messenger admits that not only has she plunged several times headlong into a new business without knowing much about it – she revels in doing it. Take her “entrepreneurial and lifestyle” magazine, Collective Hub, launched in 2013 into a challenged publishing environment. Lisa knew little about magazines and had never worked for one. “I had no idea what I was doing,” she says. “I had three staff under the age of 25 and I was going into a market that people said was dead or dying. So it was an interesting time.” It was likewise with her website, collectivehub.com, which features eight to 12 new stories each day. “I had no idea about online or digital,” she says. “I learnt the mechanics and put a team in place.” Lisa’s instincts proved to be excellent. The idea of launching businesses without multi-page business plans encapsulates her notion of what she calls “failing fast” – just jumping in and doing it. Lisa, 45, now oversees a media empire that includes the magazine (now sold in 37 countries), website, books, events and even homewares. She oversees every arm of the business, describing herself as the “brand architect”. She has written (or co-written) 16 books, one of which – Daring and Disruptive – will be released in the US in September through the major publishing house Simon and Schuster. We meet at The Weekly Review on a day when Lisa is down from Sydney with a diary packed with Melbourne engagements. She is a media darling who is invited to hang out with Sir Richard Branson on his private Caribbean island and, more recently, spent five days on Branson’s Makepeace Island near Noosa. The day before our interview, she says, John Cleese rang her. One another occasion American Vogue’s legendary editor Anna Wintour’s office rang asking if she could meet Anna
when she was in New York. “People asked me what I was going to wear. I said, ‘I don’t care what I’m going to wear, I’m worried about what’s going to come out of my brain!’.” Lisa started out in marketing and public relations before launching The Messenger Group, an independent custom book publishing operation, in 2001. But it’s with Collective Hub, a publishing operation she calls “a global community of entrepreneurial and creative minds who have an appetite for changing the status quo”, that she has made her mark. Under its banner she runs 18 business arms including a multi-media business comprising the monthly print
turn an ending into a beginning into a beginning. Geared towards the positive but not afraid to confront the negative, it says a lot about Lisa’s outlook on the world and goes a long way to explaining her crash-or-crash-through multi-platform success. She reflects on that time. Her previous book Life & Love had just gone to number one on Booktopia, the magazine was doing really well, “things were starting to move, then this break-up came out of the blue and dropped me to my knees. I couldn’t brush it under the carpet. It’s really inauthentic if I didn’t say, ‘Actually, I went through tough stuff too’.” She says writing about the break-up was “kind of hideous
“It’s about being an entrepreneur, living my life out loud, showing that anything’s possible” magazine, online news site, an event company, a custom publishing unit, an online store offering products such as candles, towels and diaries as well as links to Lisa’s speaking engagements and conferences or festivals. Lisa likes to go out of her way to do things differently, such as arriving at business meetings without supporting material because it makes connecting on a human level easier. Her philosophies on life and business are neatly encapsulated in her latest book – her 16th – in which she writes of a devastating break-up. “I thought my next book might be entitled Marriage and Motherhood but life had other plans … Clearly the universe didn’t get the memo.” The book outlines the break-up with “the man of my absolute dreams” who walked out “six days after we had just moved into our dream apartment together”. The book’s title needed to change, and it did, to Break-ups and Breakthroughs:
and kind of extraordinarily cathartic”. “I made a decision when I launched Collective Hub that I would live my life out loud. I’m strong enough and very confident in myself that whatever comes at me I will talk about and try and empower other people on that journey.” Central to her philosophy is non-conformism, doing things differently, testing an idea without fear of its failure. “I’m purposefully counter-intuitive,” she says. “I look at how something’s been done and I purposefully flip it.” She is a personification of another company’s brand motto – just do it. And do it fast. She has vowed to live her life “daringly and ferociously”. “For me it’s about being an entrepreneur, living my life out loud, showing that anything’s possible. And that will not change until the day I die.” ● email@example.com
the secrets of her success WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALISE YOU WERE SUCCESSFUL? When things started flowing in a fairly natural form that started to mean success. I began my first business on October 22, 2001, at 31. I had 11 years of really nothing, churning along in business, over-servicing, under-charging, being everything to everyone, comfortable but not excited every day – 11 years of that slog. And finally I got to a point where a light bulb dropped and I thought, ‘This is what I want to do’. SECRETS OF SUCCESS? You need to know what your weaknesses are. I am terrible at detail so I surround
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myself with an amazing team. But I also know what I’m good at: being a visionary and pulling together teams and looking at things differently. Don’t expect that you can do it all; surround yourself with amazing people. HAS YOUR IDEA OF SUCCESS CHANGED? Before Collective I used to buy a lot of stuff. When you’re not completely fulfilled in your life – this was true for me – you go out and buy clothes or shoes or whatever and it’s instant gratification. The funny thing is now, every single day as an editor, I get sent probably 10 to 20 free things – clothes, shoes, all the stuff I used to buy – and now I pretty much give it all away to my team. I
don’t need stuff any more. I used to think I was going to work to be successful to buy more stuff, and now as I’m getting a level of success I actually don’t want stuff. I’m living more and more simply now that I’m more fulfilled in my work. HAS SUCCESS CHANGED YOU? I hope not. I don’t feel any different. I feel this is the start of a very big vision and I don’t want to get complacent or egotistical. It’s not why I started. The moment we forget why we started something, then it can all fall apart. TOP TIP? Have an unwavering self-belief. You might
knock on 80 doors and all but one will get slammed in your face. You’ve got to have that tenacity to keep going. Have a really clear vision and understand your “why”: why are you doing this? That’s the one question I ask myself every day. And hustle. You’ve got to get out there and work your butt off. HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS IN OTHER PEOPLE? My biggest measure of success is seeing others use their talents and step into their own purpose. Once they do that, I view them as successful because they’re living their best life and following their passion. That is true success in my eyes. ●
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Since he famously skippered the wing-keeled Australia II to victory in the 1983 America’s Cup, breaking 132 years of American dominance, John Bertrand has become one of the country’s most admired leaders. In business he has built companies in the marine industry, property development and digital media. He is chairman and president of Swimming Australia, chairman of Sport Australia Hall of Fame and chairman of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALISE YOU WERE SUCCESSFUL? I’m still trying to prove it – but clearly the America’s Cup. No one had achieved that before. The America’s Cup started before the US Civil War, to put it in context, and no other nation had been able to win it until we put a program together to beat the Americans. SECRETS FOR SUCCESS? You’ve got to have passion. Without passion it’s very difficult to achieve. And dedication and hard work. But invariably success comes from people, from a team environment. Yachting and swimming are very much team environments. I’m very much into team building.
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HAS SUCCESS CHANGED YOU? It has given me a sense of great contentment. With the America’s Cup I, had nothing more to prove in the world of sailing. Contentment is a wonderful thing for someone who’s so driven, like myself. The big challenge for someone who’s achieved something on the global stage and climbed their own Everest is to find the next passion in one’s life, because to go back and keep duplicating it is a little sad in many ways. HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS IN OTHERS? By what someone has achieved in their field, and what sort of balance they have. There’s the opportunity to give back. The higher a person achieves, the more opportunity there is to give back, and I see that as a responsibility. TOP TIP? Success requires good people around you. It requires people support, mentoring, expertise. Very rarely is it a one-man or one-woman show. ● NEXT PAGE \ HAROLD MITCHELL & CAROLYN CRESWELL’S SECRETS
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“THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE I’VE MET HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE MOST UNHAPPY”
As an 18-year-old first-year university student in 1992, Carolyn Creswell bought a small muesli business, where she worked part-time, for $1000 and launched Carman’s Fine Foods. Her products are now sold in 2500 outlets around Australia and in 32 countries. She sits on the board of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. In 2012 Carolyn was named Telstra Business Woman of the Year. In 2015, BRW magazine’s Rich Women list estimated her wealth at $57 million.
that has just won Woolworths’ Supplier of the Year. People say, ‘You’re exactly the same as you always were’. Money does not make you happy. To me it’s always about being so proud of Carman’s. Money doesn’t buy anything [important] like having a strong marriage, having a great family and good friends. The wealthiest people I’ve met have been some of the most unhappy, or perhaps have their priorities a little bit skew-whiff.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALISE YOU WERE SUCCESSFUL? I was at the airport in 2004 and went over to put something in the rubbish bin and saw three separate Carman’s wrappers in the bin and it was one of those moments of, ‘Oh my god’. I remember getting my phone out and photographing the bin. These are real people in the real world who have bought Carman’s. It was this overwhelming moment.
HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS IN OTHER PEOPLE? As [American poet and civil rights activist] Maya Angelou said: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it”. It’s not about the title on the business card, it’s about having your priorities right – I’m a good person, I’m doing something that’s making a difference.
HAS SUCCESS CHANGED YOU? I still think I’m absolutely the same person. I can’t believe I’ve gone from the checkout at Coles to having a business
SECRETS OF SUCCESS? It’s working out the small tweaks you need to make to ensure you are better tomorrow than you were yesterday. It’s constant evolution – how could I change that, can I systemise that – all the time. I have a sign on my desk: “Inch towards a better tomorrow.” It’s the little ones that make such a difference.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS? Do what you love doing. It’s about doing something because you’re going to make a difference. Having a sense of purpose. Every January I think, ‘OK, what are the things I want to do with my life?’ It could be tiny things. And then I laminate them and put them in my shower and remind myself every day. That way you can evolve your life. ●
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One of Australia’s wealthiest and most highly regarded businessmen, Harold Mitchell turned the small media buying business he founded in 1976 with just $2000 into a national advertising powerhouse, Mitchell & Partners. In 2010 he sold the company to London-based Aegis for $363 million. A passionate patron of the arts, he has been chairman of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the National Gallery, and has sat on the board of the New York Philharmonic. He is also a former vice-president of Tennis Australia and one-time owner of the Melbourne Rebels rugby union team. WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALISE YOU WERE SUCCESSFUL? In the early years success was getting through to the next day. I sometimes didn’t have enough money to get through the whole week. Completing a week was a success.
abuse that sort of power you don’t have it any more. Sadly it’s also made me a little wary because people tend to look to take an advantage where they can. I try to put that into the background. People ask, ‘How and why are you successful?’. The only thing that has ever driven me – and I suspect anybody like me – is a fear of failure. HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS IN OTHER PEOPLE? More often than not success is measured by the usual values of money. I never have. In the middle years of our business I can remember twice a year I would have a Chinese dinner in Melbourne with a man who had the greatest grasp of people that I couldn’t quite get. He was a sergeant in the police force and he saw real people up close. I was fascinated by the stories he told of real people. He was fascinated with the stories I had about rich people and we had the best hour and a half you’ve ever had. I thought he was as successful as you could ever get.
SECRETS OF SUCCESS? You will never be successful at achieving something unless you decide what it is. I always say to people, ‘Let us decide which mountain we’re trying to climb. Let’s isolate it down to one mountain rather than trying to climb five little ones’.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS? Every Saturday morning I’d drive from St Andrews into the city and make up the accounts for the week or month. That started a pattern. I sat down with a pencil and paper and had a review, for about an hour, of how it was going. Then for the next hour I would think about the future. I made a plan and everyone around me knew what that was. ●
HAS SUCCESS CHANGED YOU? In two ways. First it has given me a greater power to get things done. People respect someone who’s achieved something. You have to be careful of that because if you
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St Kilda schoolgirl Izzi Dymalovski launched her own skincare range at 13 and became the youngest-ever entrepreneur to appear on Channel Ten’s business reality show Shark Tank. What’s the buzz? The St Michael’s Grammar School student, now 14, wowed Australia’s leading business talent with a pitch for investment in her Luv Ur Skin range. While the Shark Tank team determined Izzi was too young to compromise her schooling by furthering the business, recruitment guru Andrew Banks described her as “just remarkable” while Boost Juice founder Janine Allis offered her an internship. In the beginning … At age eight Izzi wanted to use some of her mum Sonja’s products to clean her skin of make-up after a dance concert. Sonja said adult products contained too many chemicals and that Izzi would have to use baby products. When Izzi replied that she wasn’t a baby, Sonja, who works in biotech, suggested she could make her own skin-care potions and put Izzi in touch with a chemist friend who helped her formulate her first face wash, face moisturiser, body wash and body lotion.
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The big break … After Izzi took her products to school for friends to try she realised there was a market. Over the next few years she was hands-on developing the brand, designing the logo and packaging, and began selling online 18 months ago. In March she became the youngest-ever supplier contracted to Priceline. Where to now? Izzi is now looking to distribute Luv Ur Skin in Europe and the US. But in the long-term she has her eyes set on Broadway. “I love musical theatre. I just got cast in my school’s year 7-9 musical and I do a few local productions.” The best part of success? “Shark Shark Tank was definitely a highlight and I got to choose dinner the night it aired,” Izzi says. “But I think being one of the youngest people to ever get their products in Priceline was incredible.” If I could do it all again? “I don’t think I would change anything because even every mistake I have made has led to the success I am experiencing now.” ● SARAH HARRIS email@example.com
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Who \ Fashion designer and founder of womenswear label Zachary, Effie Kats’ designs have been worn by celebrities from the Kardashians to Kate Hudson, generating annual turnover of around $3 million. How \ “When I started Zachary [in 2013] I’d dropped out of uni courses in photography and public relations. I had a wedding coming up and couldn’t find a dress that was classic, good quality and affordable. “So I went to my father, a tailor, and said I thought there was a gap in the market. I designed five dresses and began selling them through my Instagram account, and I had one rack of clothes in Dad’s factory in Coburg. “A turning point came in 2014 when I saw the Sydney fashion blogger, Antoinette Marie. I showed her my designs and she said she’d wear one of our dresses to her birthday, but months passed. Then, on New Year’s Eve, she wore a Zachary dress and I had 3000 followers overnight. Then the Kardashians requested pieces and, when Kendall Jenner wore one of our crop tops, things went insane. “I’ve opened a store in Chapel Street and our head office has moved out of Dad’s place. We have 22 employees now and I’m looking at opening a store interstate and international opportunities.” The challenges \ “I had no fashion background – just a belief in my vision. I had to teach myself the business.” The reward \ “My first cheeky purchase late last year was a black Louis Vuitton bag with my initials engraved into it. It’s my first designer handbag and the love of my life!” Top tip \ “Follow your instincts and your passion.” ● TIM GURNER, 34 \ GURNER TM
Who \ Founder of Gurner TM, a luxury property business with more than $2.5 billion in projects under development. How \ “I studied commerce, got fed up and started my first business, a gym, when I was 19. It was my biggest risk to date – I borrowed $150,000 – and I sold it after two-and-a-half years because I wanted to get into property. “I met Morry Schwartz who owns Pan Urban and that was my first step into development. Within six months he gave me 30 per cent of the business and we worked together for three or four years. I learnt a lot. After the GFC, I started Urban Inc and I began to notice that buyers were very interested in the intricacies of design and quality. So fourand-a-half-years ago I started Gurner to focus on iconic locations. I’m still on top of every detail of each project and I still follow my gut – if it doesn’t feel right, I don’t do it.” The challenges \ “Every project teaches us something. There have been projects where we didn’t make much money, but I enjoyed the problem solving.” The reward \ “Last year we bought a farm at Flinders. I have two girls and bought the farm so they can turn off the TV and run around.” Top tip \ “Be obsessed about what you do.” ● wo r d s \ s a r a h m a r i n o s pi c t u r e \ S cot t M c N au g h to n
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Who \ Co-founder of Brosa, an online designer furniture store with an annual turnover of $10 million. How \ “When I came to Melbourne 13 years ago I did a media and communications degree at the University of Melbourne and thought I’d end up in PR. But I graduated during the GFC and my first job was telephone sales in a computer equipment company. I helped other friends grow their businesses and launched my first business when I was 24 – an online custom-tailored clothing business. “When I bought my home in Melbourne, mum told me I wasn’t allowed to go to IKEA. I didn’t want to spend $15,000 on a couch but there weren’t a lot of options. So Brosa began. “I come from a digital marketing and e-commerce background and my co-founder, Richard, had worked with furniture makers and distributors in America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Our other founder, David, worked on the operational side. “We worked on the business
Who \ Founder and chief executive of MoneyPlace, a peer-to-peer lender and online marketplace that connects borrowers and investors. Auswide Bank has partnered with MoneyPlace in a $60 million funding program.
for six months and launched in February 2014. We call ourselves a perfectly integrated e-commerce retailer. We control the supply chain and launch two or three new collections every week. We have close to 45 staff now and took on $2 million of venture capital last year. We were ready to accelerate growth. Last quarter we grew 500 per cent year-on-year and we have been approached by potential partners internationally.” The challenges \ “In the early stages you have to move quickly but you realise you need to build strong processes, invest, train people and scale the business rather than getting stuff done frantically.” The reward \ “We are not swimming in cash but we spend money and time on family and friends. Earlier this year we went to Hong Kong to see mum’s side of the family – my aunts and uncles were together for the first time in 20 years.” Top tip \ “A business idea can take off quickly and you suddenly have customers, emails, phone calls … If this takes off are you ready to give it your all?” ●
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How \ “I studied commerce at Monash University and was a management consultant for 11 years, before joining NAB Business as head of strategy for three years. “I left to set up MoneyPlace. It took 2½ years and we launched in February. We provide personal loans of $5000 to $35,000 that are funded by investors. People get loans at lower rates and investors get a return that is higher than they can usually get. Debt consolidation is our biggest driver of loans. “The first step was having a bit of gusto to go out and back myself. Then it was about testing the business plan and concept. A key step has been the partnership with Auswide, a regional bank in Queensland. And we’re focusing on the borrower experience – it’s an eight to 10-minute application. “We’re ready for a rapid growth phase and to turn on partnerships with a number of organisations. Over the next 12 months we’ll be announcing partnerships to meet the needs of more borrowers. The challenges \ “It took 18 months to get regulatory approval from ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments
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Who \ Founder of Emotiv, a tech startup based in San Francisco specialising in Brainwear Wireless EEG Technology, with an annual turnover of about $2 million. How \ “I arrived in Melbourne from Vietnam with my family when I was four. I went to a Catholic primary school and then to Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School. It was there I became involved in community service and that led to me becoming the Young Australian of the Year in 1998 when I was 20. “I was in my final year of law at Monash then and ready to take the world by the reins and see what I could do. I started a career as a lawyer but left after starting a mobile e-commerce company that I sold when I was 26. “In 2003 I met Professor Allan Snyder who talked about the brain and the role it plays in our existence. That led to Emotiv. We design self-tracking technology that measures
Commission). We expected to launch our business sooner. But investors take confidence in knowing it was a robust approval process.” The reward \ “I’d love to say I bought myself a Maserati! The best thing I did was take a couple of weeks off after we launched and I went to Malaysia with my wife and son. That was my reward to myself.”
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by James Halliday for the wines she made in her first year at the winery, 2014. She says “dirt and people” are the key to a winery’s success: “It’s a combination of vineyard site and people – their commitment and passion.” Sarah has reduced the amount of new oak in Yarra Yering’s wines, with immediate effect. “You can see greater details in the wines, you can see the expression and where the wines come from – the terroir.” ● BEN THOMAS firstname.lastname@example.org
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There’s one problem with Oakridge’s single vineyard series wines and that is they’re all good. Choosing a favourite is a little like choosing a favourite child. There’s delightful perfumed dark-berry aromas, plus a little forest floor, spice and stalk. Seductively silky, there’s a great flow through the mouth, with energetic acidity and fine tannins. ●
I’m a sucker for this style of shiraz. It’s also a grape that’s a dark horse in the Yarra Valley. With dark cherries, raspberry, cedar and blackberry aromas and flavours, there’s a perfume that starts on the nose and carries through to the finish. It’s concentrated, but not intense, and a bright line of acid gives it elegance. The fine tannins offer a glossy grip. ●
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n a town where food trends and players come and go, where punters queue for gelato and play dumpling roulette, where we obsess over the latest in places and forget about others, a few restaurants have truly stood the test of time. These are the blue-chip shares of dining, where you know you’ll leave satisfied. They are restaurants that have reached cult status through sheer hard work and dedication to hospitality, achieving an inexplicable je ne sais quoi. It’s the constitution of the place, it’s the vibe, it’s (in the case of Flower Drum at least) the Mapo. ● email@example.com
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When we talk about “party atmosphere”, the bar at Di Stasio is where it’s at. Career waiters swan around in white jackets and black bow ties, eager to pour another drink or share another joke. At the helm are Ronnie Di Stasio and Mallory Wall, who’ve been flitting about this fun zone for almost 30 years. Their secret? A sense of freedom and conviviality that can only be described as #Italianality. The “No Foto” policy ensures privacy for late-night trysts and trust-fund babies. Beloved by fab food critics Dani Valent and John Lethlean, among others, the menu is simple, seasonal and wine-friendly. Pasta made twice daily, shellfish with garlic butter and muslin-wrapped lemon to catch the pips, as if to say, “we know what you want before you do”. ●
At Flower Drum, those in the know leave it to restaurant manager Jason Lui or one of his team to pick a menu. Jason’s father, chef and owner Anthony Lui, took over the reins from his mentor and original owner Gilbert Lau (now of Lau’s Family Kitchen) in 2000. What keeps the fire burning in Anthony’s belly? “The faces of happy diners leaving the table and their empty plates returning to my kitchen” – where he continues to man the pass after 36 years. Consistency is the key, from the attentive service to the way the elevator takes its time delivering you to the top, reminding you to slow down and relax. “Flower Drum is my benchmark,” says veteran food writer Rita Erlich. ●
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If you’re after a shucking good time, then France-Soir is your oyster. Since 1986, Jean-Paul Prunetti has provided late-night pundits of pleasurable eating with their fill of filet de boeuf, escargot and steak tartare. The tartare is the stuff of legend: pasture-fed O’Connor beef, minced by hand (as it should be) with an array of brunoise-cut condiments such as shallots and cornichon folded through. It’s a favourite of those in the know, including chef George Calombaris and food journalist Necia Wilden, who is “convinced they pipe mood enhancers through the air-conditioning”. Described as “a haven for visiting dignitaries and celebrities”, this is the sort of place where you’ll want to keep a close eye over your shoulder if you’re a fan of seeing and being seen. Stay a while – the kitchen’s open until midnight. ●
In his tome Melbourne: The Making of a Drinking and Eating Capital, food writer and Melbournophile Michael Harden describes Grossi Florentino as ever-evolving, “reinvent(ing) every day … with superb produce and consistently brilliant cooking”. Since the building’s first turn as a wine cafe in the late 1890s to the opening of the original Cafe Florentino in 1928, to three generations of Grossi generosity post-1999, this stayer is basically the Madonna of Bourke Street. Guy Grossi’s menu is profoundly Italian with an indulgent approach – like his pasta dough, which has been known to use five times the usual egg yolk quota. The resulting sunny-hued dishes come adorned with what’s good – pine mushrooms, zucchini or, in the case of his smoked ricotta-filled “Ravioli All’Uovo”, yet more yolk. ●
Look up “if you build it, they will come” in the dictionary, and you’ll see the determined, dirt-smeared faces of Alla and Allan Wolf Tasker, who have turned a shrubby swamp into one of Victoria’s most successful restaurants over the past 32 years, inspiring a plethora of tree-changing chefs and producers. Theirs is a highly produce-driven menu, with a regularly updated letter at the front – detailing what the weather’s been up to and how it’s affecting your plate, be it the Skipton eel or the Angelica carrots. There’s a real sense of place and a connection with the land in a decidedly un-didactic way. Founding Good Food Guide editor Claude Forell is most taken with Alla’s aptitude for vegetables, offering that “few places cater as well to vegetarians”. Come for the Springs, stay for the spring onion. ●
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You know you’ve made it when home has a penthouse view
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uxury and penthouses go together like champagne and caviar. Penthouses are all about glamour, wealth and prestige. You are at the top of the heap and – usually – at the top of the tower. From the $400 million Sky Penthouse in the Odeon Tower in Monaco to London’s $237 million One Hyde Park Penthouse, the mega-rich have always gravitated to the upper levels of exclusive buildings at prestige addresses. Views and scarcity are among the drawcards of Penthouse life. Australia has developed a heritage, not only of apartment living but of living in the sky. Traditionally the penthouse is on the top floor of an apartment building, whether it be seven floors or 70 floors above the ground. Then there are sub-penthouses, which often occupy two or three floors below the penthouse. When it comes to our most famous residential tower, Eureka, its architect Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects simply says: “When is a penthouse not a penthouse? My wife Sarah and I live on level 73 of the 88-floor building. We have half a floor and up that high you experience the views and different weather patterns so that no two days are alike.” Apartment living may not be for everyone, but for Karl it is decidedly “better than looking
at a paling fence with a lawnmower on the other side”. He says privacy, freedom from maintenance and the convenience of the Southbank location are other winning attributes. “I am not one that wants maintenance issues. A gym or pool or home theatre, if you have them in a house, represent a great capital outlay. “It’s amazing how private living in an apartment is, but you meet people at the pool or gym. The location suits my work, my morning routine running along the banks of the Yarra and my travel. I can look out the window in the morning and decide which route to take if I am going to use the car.” When the 297-metre-tall Eureka Tower in Southbank was finished in 2006, it was the tallest residential building in the world. It is now the 108th-tallest building in the world. Karl and Sarah, who have lived at Eureka for 10 years, haven’t lived in a house since 1974. “We lived in apartments in London, Boston and Bangkok and when we came back to Melbourne in 1995 we continued to live the way we liked. It’s a very elegant way of living.” The penthouse market is linked to the residential housing market, says Mark Dayman, director of Marshall White Projects. “The empty-nester or downsizer sees the strength in the residential market and the increase in the value of their
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home over the past five years so they think it’s a good time to sell,” he says. “They like to buy off the plan and typically will consolidate two 70-square-metre apartments into one larger penthouse and then go to the architect to create a bespoke offering. “They want a lock-up-and-leave proposition, so they can travel and then come back to the place exactly as they
left it. If they have an adult child or student with them, two or three car spaces are important.” Entry point for a penthouse in Melbourne is somewhere between $1.2 million and $2 million, and Mark says buyers often stick to buying within a kilometre of their former home. Penthouses are not just appearing in off-the-plan developments. In blue-chip Toorak, penthouses in older-style buildings are being renovated and given a new lease of life. John Gdanski and his wife, property developer Gaby Tomkin, have spent 18 months renovating their 1970 two-level penthouse at 16 Woorigoleen Road. The couple love the exclusivity of penthouse living. “You are literally the king or queen of the castle,” Gaby says. “We have 360-degree views of all of Melbourne. We have views to Port Phillip Bay and to the Dandenong Ranges. “It’s special because you have your own separate entrance code and a lift that goes directly to your level. You walk out and are in your own lobby area.” The private lift lobby opens into the 525-square-metre interior where glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows open to north-west-facing terraces with a built-in teppanyaki barbecue and outdoor kitchen. Gaby took out as many walls as possible to create their open-plan, contemporary, light-filled, four-bedroom house in the sky. The original staircase was fitted with a modern metal rail, the designer kitchen has Miele appliances and there is a butler’s pantry. They kept the walk-in safe, which she says is like a “little metal room with 30-centimetre-wide walls”. “Houses in Woorigoleen Road are selling for $7 million or $8 million and they don’t have the views,” she says. ● email@example.com » Grant Giordano of Sotheby’s International Realty is selling the penthouse at 16 Woorigoolen Road, Toorak. Private sale \ $4.5 million.
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ew of us think of stress as a good thing. Even those WANT MORE? CHECK OUT UT DAVE’S who claim to thrive in a high pressure environment are MASTERCLASS VIDEO aware it’s probably not doing wonders for their health – mental or otherwise. Bookshops are full of tomes helping us de-stress, downsize and find the perfect balance between our career and our home lives. “If you think about the word excitement, you think about British performance coach Dr Dave Alred MBE has a the four-year-old on Christmas Eve who can’t sleep. A guy different approach. In his book The Pressure Principle, he playing his first game for the Wallabies is going through the argues the key to success isn’t dumping stress, but making same thing. Unfortunately, as adults, we call that anxiety and better use of it. His observations are based on a career look at the negative side. I’m turning that around and saying, working with champion soccer players, golfers, dolphin no, that’s excitement and it’s fuel for a great performance.” trainers and the West Coast Eagles. Working across different As well as changing the language we use, Dave suggests we fields led him to the conclusion that every elite performer need to address a coaching mentality that tends to focus too faces the same basic challenges – sticking to their training much on what went wrong. when the stakes are high. “If I’m playing a round of golf and I say to you, “How about I teach you to do a standing long ‘Whatever happens don’t let the ball go to the right’, if jump,” Dave says. “If we do it on the carpet in that’s the last thing that’s in your head, that’s exactly stop the office and you get really confident, I expect thinking of where the ball will go. Look at young children. If you could do maybe eight feet [2.4 metres]. And you praise them when they do things right, they anxiety as a won’t misbehave to get your attention. If you’re then I say there’s a puddle seven foot [2.1 metres] weakness wide outside, are you prepared to jump it? You’ll telling kids to not do something, they know to get probably say yes, because at worst, you’ll get your your attention, what to do is put paint on the wall.” heels wet.” Thinking like a kid is key to becoming an elite His example moves from puddle to a jump between performer, Dave says. We should stop taking advice as rooftops, to the same distance between 50 storey skyscrapers. criticism and rediscover the joy in learning new things and An identical jump, but different outcomes if things go wrong. stop measuring ourselves against others. Dave criticises “That’s the test elite performers go through. They don’t fear the Olympic focus on medal tallies, suggesting a focus on the gap, they’ve learned to manage it. What I try to do in the personal bests. True success, he says, comes when we stop book is give people the tools so they can manage it, whatever competing with others and start competing with ourselves. they’re doing. That doesn’t necessarily mean a great goal or “I think success should be measured with your previous shot into the green, it could mean our own challenges.” self. That should be your starting point. Am I better than I Indeed, the lessons of the book are applicable to a wide was yesterday? If so, well done – you’re winning.” ● array of daily activities, be it managing a work meeting, » The Pressure Principle by Dave Alred, Penguin, $35 mastering a new sport or raising small children. His davealred.com approach starts with rebranding anxiety as excitement.
MAKE ANXIETY PRODUCTIVE You should stop thinking of anxiety as a weakness, understand it as a normal reaction to pressure, and use it as a high-octane fuel to achieve your goals.
WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE “If I could pass a law in parliament, it would be to delete three words: never, always and can’t.” Careless, clumsy use of negative language can destroy confidence, which prevents you performing well under pressure.
WATCH YOUR POSTURE The “command posture” involves standing as if you’re in total control of your environment. “Act like you already know the result. Act like it’s going to be great.”
STOP THINKING ABOUT FAILURE Good coaches give specific feedback focusing on what went right. “That was a really good shot because your posture was very angular and it made you shift forward. In other words, this was really good because you did X, Y and Z. Now I’ve given you the tools to repeat that.”
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heree Rubinstein’s journey to the burgeoning world of women’s networking groups began while she was working at a corporate law firm and musing on gender inequality in the workplace “that I had no idea about until I started working full-time”. “That sent me on a journey of inquiry and discovering that there was a very strong passion,” Sheree says. “I found my voice for championing women in business.” Sheree, 28, last year offered her network of women in business a one-week escape to an Airbnb-listed mansion in St Kilda. “We said, ‘There are events every day, there’s meditation every morning, there are lunches, speakers, everything; you pay to attend, come and see what it’s about.’ “We had 400 people. That was when we knew there was a need and desire for a space and a community that really connected with women in business.” Convinced women were seeking support and a different way of networking, 18 months ago Sheree launched One Roof, a co-working space that is dedicated to female entrepreneurs, as well as access to networking events. One Roof, which has also launched in Los Angeles, now has 45 members who either rent a private office in the Southbank space or in the co-working area where they hot-desk.
“We’ve engaged with more than 10,000 female entrepreneurs across Australia and the US and hosted more than 300 educational workshops to support our members in growing their businesses.” Sheree is one of many – often young – women driving a rapidly growing “community” of networking groups. She partners with other groups, among them The League of Extraordinary Women (LEW), Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMBDW), Inspiring Rare Birds, and Melbourne-based Miss Collective. These groups cater to women hoping to “upskill”, move careers, run a business from home, or network with like-minded women. “I meet so many women who have gone on maternity leave and don’t know what to do next and are looking to do something,” says Sheree. “I often meet these incredibly talented, skilled women but they don’t know how to run a business. “With One Roof we are trying to build this eco-system that offers support to say, ‘We can help you with the basics of setting up a business or building a website, connect to the community’. The workplace is changing, people are moving to freelance and working in a remote, mobile way. That’s where the trend’s going.”
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“Many female business owners have come from a corporate team environment and have left their jobs in search of career flexibility,” Danielle says. “Faced with working alone in their new business they feel isolated and crave connection with others who understand. “Females often lack self-belief and confidence in the early stages of growing their business. By networking in women-only groups they feel comfortable enough to be involved and talk honestly without fear of feeling insecure or inexperienced.” Sydney-based Gen George and Jane Lu launched Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wine (LMBDW) last October. They now have 14,032 members with 250 women
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Sheryl Thai, who left a corporate career in IT to start her own business, Cupcake Central, co-founded The League of Extraordinary Women in 2011 with three like-minded businesswomen. She agrees that work pathways have changed. “The rise of women-led businesses comes from the notion that now, more than ever, we have life choices other than the traditional corporate career path,” Sheryl says. “We are able to dream bigger and turn our passions into profitable, successful and extraordinary companies.” Sheryl cites 2015 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures that state over the past two decades there has been a 46 per cent increase in the number of women business owners in Australia and more than a third of operators are women. She says LEW has organised more than 200 events across Australia involving more than 10,000 women and its online community now numbers 95,000, “each looking for a community or place where they can make genuine connections and be inspired by one another”. Steph Webster and Kara Jenkins co-founded the Melbourne-based Miss Collective in 2015, running events and workshops for women “looking for the next level of their careers, looking for the right skills or to change”. “There’s a lot of opportunity to improve the female participation rate,” says Steph. Sheree Rubinstein agrees. “It’s fantastic that it’s become the forefront of our conversation because we need to close the gender gap in entrepreneurship,” she says. “We need to be creating substantial change. We need to be encouraging young girls to enter entrepreneurship, but encouragement is only one step. The next step is how do you teach them enterprising skills.” Danielle Price, 38, runs the Footscray-based networking group She Will Shine. Since launching in 2014, 700 women have attended monthly events and many are moving from a team to working alone.
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Louis Cartier created the Santos watch in 1904, sealing his friendship with the aviator of the same name, Alberto Santos-Dumont, who you might have noticed in the opening ceremony of Rio 2016 “flying” out of the stadium. A close-up of his wrist, if it were historically accurate, would have shown the rounded angles and exposed screws of a watch that has true claim to icon status. Cartier marked the centenary of the watch with a blacked-out steel model with a scratch-resistant ADLC coating and automatic 1847 MC Manufacture movement. ● RRP $10,700
What do you get for the leader in your life – male, female, young, old – who has everything? Are you kidding? You get them a Rolex Day-Date or “The President’s watch” as it’s been known ever since American presidents such as Lyndon B. Johnson made it their timekeeper of choice. Chances are those to the power born either have one or they’ve got one picked out. It’s the ultimate wrist symbol of success and, with an ever-increasing array of style icons wearing it – including Justin Timberlake on his recent hit Can’t Stop the Feeling! – it has by no means had its day. ● RRP $47,550
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While the classic look is often imitated, there’s nothing quite like the real thing and few brands do timeless better than Longines. This model has it all: alligator strap, polished gold case and the trusty Longines calibre L678, which you can see through the clear sapphire crystal caseback. This watch packs a serious functional punch too, with chronograph, complete calendar and moon-phase complications. ● RRP $12,775
A classic timepiece will tell the world you’ve arrived
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It’s the Omega dive watch du jour and, thanks to its Bond connection and vintage-inspired colour scheme, it can be worn with anything. And by that I really do mean anything. The Spectre limited edition came standard on a striped black and grey NATO strap and fits as well with a tuxedo as it does swimming trunks. The two-tone Sedna gold and steel version steps up the luxe. It is the watch for every mission, be that on land, sea or boardroom. ● RRP $7975
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On the style front, the Portugieser Automatic is more sensitive, artistic gent than alpha male, despite its almost imposing size. The design is based on twin pillars of heft and authenticity as, unlike many modern watches, it has always been huge for the simple reason that the watch that inspired it housed a pocket watch movement and was used by mariners. Manly stuff indeed. You could also sub in the IWC Big Pilot as the new range has plenty of dressy variations in precious metals perfect for suit duty. ● RRP $17,800 26 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ AUGUST 24, 2016
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No watch wins over more influential people, in my opinion, than the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. With its octagonal case (and those unmistakable exposed screws) it’s the face that has launched a thousand watch imitators. Its proportions are millimetre-perfect in all sizes – it runs from a 36mm version to the “Jumbo” 41mm – and, while it’s not common, it is iconic enough to appeal to watch lovers as well as those with a keen eye for quality. In terms of the message this watch sends, the Royal Oak quietly confirms that rumours of your going up in the world are well-founded. ● RRP $86,000
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Who are they? When Maria Fletcher of Ashburton was made redundant from her corporate governance job at BHP Billiton last August, she started searching for a new project to suit her life as mum to six-year-old Adelaide. Her neighbour, Maria Porto, worked in international tax at Ernst and Young before having three kids, and was looking for flexible work.
The first lot were dinosaur shapes – which remain the most popular – but there are now also fairies, animals, robots and more. “Some of the best feedback is when parents say, ‘They started drawing then all of a sudden they were playing fairy castles or flying butterflies around the house’,” Fletcher says. Tinta Crayons has grown from an Etsy store to being stocked in 50 shops around Australia. They are also about to start using Brite, a company that gives jobs to the disabled, to do some of their packing.
The inspiration Fletcher got thinking when she read the news in September 2015 that six brands of crayons in Australia were found to contain asbestos. “I was looking into seeing how to make crayons safely and naturally,” she says. And so Tinta Crayons was born. Soon after, Porto added her skills and they now make and package their crayons out of her garage.
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The story so far “We didn’t want soy, we didn’t want palm, we didn’t want paraffin – we didn’t want anything with a negative ecological impact,” Fletcher says. They finally settled on Australian beeswax as the main ingredient in their top-secret formula for crayons that draw smoothly and are free from nasties.
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Biggest win “We were finalists in the Brilliant Biz Mum Awards, so others thinking our product is really innovative and cool is our biggest win.” What we’ve learnt “Trying to do too much too quickly, not seeking help and not knowing who to ask.” In five years’ time we’d like to be … “Stocked right across Australia.” ● JEMIMAH CLEGG » tintacrayons.com.au
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P R E S T I G E C A R S H AV E N E V E R B E E N M O R E A F F O R D A B L E
here are traditional measures of success and one of them has always been your car. And by this measure Australians are doing very well indeed; the luxury car market has never been as successful as it is right now and there are no signs of a slowdown. Whether it’s an Audi A1 or a Ferrari – or anything in between – Australians have never bought more. The figures speak for themselves. In 2000 Australians bought 787,100 new vehicles, in 2015 we bought 1,155,408, an increase of 47 per cent. In the same period
sales of BMWs have risen by 161 per cent, Mercedes-Benzes by 185 per cent and Audis 665 per cent. Bentley sales are up by an astounding 1217 per cent and Rolls-Royce by 1400 per cent. Lotus sales have doubled, Ferrari’s have almost tripled, both Maserati and Lamborghini are up by almost 10 times and Aston Martin sales are up by 13 times. Porsche sales have increased by almost 500 per cent, Land Rover/Range Rover sales have doubled and Volvo is up 63 per cent. In fact the only prestige brand I could spot that’s down is Alfa Romeo.
Now consider the luxury brands that have come along since 2000: Infiniti sold 574 cars in 2015, McLaren 36 and Mini 3342. Prestige sales are still going up. So do more people have more money or are the rich getting richer? It’s neither; prestige cars don’t cost a whole lot more now than they did back then and, in many cases, they’re cheaper, despite being vastly safer and better-equipped. Wages have grown, thus many more people can splurge on what they’ve always aspired to drive. Consider this: In 2000, a mid-range
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Mercedes C240 cost $73,000 plus on-roads, way more than the average Australian income of $45,000. Right now a C250 costs $76,513 drive away – less than the average income of $87,000. At the same time, a BMW X5 was $108,000 plus on-roads in 2000; now X5s start under $100,000. Audi’s priciest A6 was $135,400 plus on-roads in 2000, now it’s $137,190 drive away. And the big brands have all introduced smaller, cheaper entry-level models since then to tempt more people into their brands and, hopefully, keep them there. With Audi it’s the A1, BMW has the 1-series and Mercedes-Benz the A-class. Now a Corolla can cost more than some German brands: a Corolla ZR sedan is $34,810 drive away while you can drive out in an Audi A1 for $31,500. Finance options are more attractive too. Novated leases on work cars make prestige brands tempting and they’ve exploded in popularity. So if you think you’re seeing more prestige cars around, you are. And if you think it’s a sign Australians are richer, well that’s right too but not nearly so much. ● ROD EASDOWN firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Eco Evangelist
PR executive turned anti-waste campaigner Tamara DiMattina defines success as working for a better world rather than a better pay cheque Tamara DiMattina has just emerged from Churchill’s War Rooms in London – the bunkers where the British planned their actions during WWII. The previous day she toured the renowned Kew Gardens. Along the way, she is gathering ideas for her campaigns. “At Kew Gardens they ask people to recycle their tour guides rather than throwing them away – I haven’t seen that before,” she says.
A DIFFERENT DRUM Tamara began her public relations career working in consumer public relations but quickly felt a sense of disquiet. “I felt bad busting a gut to get people to buy plastic toys and lollies that they didn’t need,” she says. So she began her own PR agency and worked with clients she felt were engineering positive change, such as the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. “There isn’t much money in working on campaigns that improve community and society. You sacrifice big-paying clients to work with people who generally don’t have much money to promote the good things they are doing,” she says. But a trip to India convinced Tamara she was on the right path. “I saw a lot of the waste from the West – it goes there to be recycled. You see how much we have and how much we waste. That same year I went to Antarctica to learn about climate change and that hammered home to me that we have finite resources and we need to be less wasteful.” In 2010 she used her PR and marketing savvy to launch Buy Nothing New Month, which each October encourages people to shop less and recycle more – like FebFast for wasteful consumption. Her latest project, The New Joneses, encourages consumers to choose cleaner energy, to use their buying power to support ethical businesses and to reduce food waste. Tamara doesn’t just talk the talk; her home in Abbotsford is filled with recycled and second-hand treasures. Even her beloved (now dearly departed) French bulldog Leopold came to her “second-hand” when his previous owner had to find him a new home. “I don’t have kids so I can take risks. I’ve given up the security of a regular pay cheque but I want to see a better world,” she says. “Success to me is recognising when you have enough. I’m not saying poverty is the key to happiness but we can be happier with less.” ● » thenewjoneses.com » buynothingnew.com.au NEXT PAGE \ THE DIGITAL T NOMAD & THE HUMANITARIAN TAL T TARIAN
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The Digital Nomad
For adventure-seeking lawyer Shanti Rubens, success is being able to run a thriving law practice without being tied to the nine-to-five After studying law and commerce at the University of Melbourne, Shanti Rubens joined a top-tier international law firm, acting for corporations in Australia, the UK, Dubai and Canada. In 2003 he began his own legal practice, Rubens Legal, and for several years ran his business from Melbourne, with a one- or two-month summer break to travel. “I quickly learnt that the sky didn’t fall in when I travelled and that I could maintain my legal practice with my laptop and mobile. In 2010, I decided to work like that on a permanent basis. I closed my office, rented out my house, took my business online and worked remotely,” says Shanti. Describing himself as a digital nomad, Shanti says his online business, Legal Zebra, is flourishing. Currently in Mexico after a month in Los Angeles, Shanti will return to Melbourne before heading to Thailand later this year. “People don’t really need to see each other face-to-face, and they communicate via email or the phone even when they are in the same city,” he says. “My business hasn’t missed a beat – I’ll sit in a cafe in Mexico and draft contracts for clients. I make lots of calls to my clients so they know I am very available.” Shanti initially went on the road for three-and-a-half years. A long-time yoga devotee, he has been travelling to India to practise ashtanga yoga. “I’ve lived among the poorest people in the world in Cuba, Cambodia and India, and I’ve hung out with some
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Like his uncle Peter, the former federal treasurer, Elliot Costello grew up with a love of numbers, a passion that led him to work for some major financial institutions including PricewaterhouseCoopers. “I had a passion for being entrepreneurial and making money – grandma joked I’d make the money for the family,” says Elliot, son of World Vision CEO Tim Costello. “But underneath that desire to work in the private sector and to live a comfortable life, I had this passion for working in the humanitarian sector. “Over time that began to consume my thoughts.” While at university studying commerce and international relations, Elliot travelled to the Middle East, India and Latin America to volunteer in some of the poorest communities.
Former high-flying financial analyst, now YGAP chief executive, Elliot Costello measures success by the number of lives he can help improve
In 2008, he and friends began YGAP – Y Generation Against Poverty – to fund-raise and support locally run projects around the world that provide education, access to health care, employment opportunities and housing. Initially, YGAP was a project on the side for Elliot but in 2013 he left finance to work for the charity full time. “It grew to a point where a leap of faith was required,” he says. “When you go to the not-for-profit sector you make a financial sacrifice. And you no longer turn up to work, switch your brain on and switch it off when you leave the office. In this sector you try and find the best solutions to help people living on the frontline of poverty and you’re constantly switched on.” Elliot says his decision has brought success on a personal level. “Two weeks ago I was in South Africa visiting ventures we’re supporting in local communities. When I spend time in the field, I see how the work we do is having an impact on lives and I realise the decision to leave the corporate sector was the right one,” he says. “We have a clear objective that by mid-2018 YGAP will improve the lives of one million people living in poverty … My personal idea of success is very closely tied to that. Early in my career, success was measured on promotion, job titles and on bonuses at the end of the financial year. “Now I measure success on the lives we’ve improved.” ● » ygap.com.au
of the wealthiest people in San Francisco,” he says. “The world is so big and there is always another adventure to be had. I’ve never been to the African continent or Japan and I want to explore those.” Shanti spends half his year travelling while working on Rubens Legal and his online Legal Zebra, and says for him success is being able to work on his own terms. “People are focused on making money but the things
people work for beyond a car and a house are superfluous to their happiness. The things that make us happy are our human connections,” he says. “To see the world, to have time to enjoy a coffee without having to rush off to the next thing – that’s success to me.” ● » legalzebra.com.au
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arm timbers, natural light, indoor gardens and sculptural elements feature in three of the best residential projects in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards.
warehouse conversion with a past When he was asked to design a loft conversion inside the 125-year-old MacRobertson chocolate factory in Fitzroy, Albert Mo of Architects EAT introduced full-height entertaining voids and more intimate family spaces. When Albert and his team began work the loft was a vast space that had been a martial arts studio for 20 years. “It was two storeys high, all white and quite basic,” says Albert. “Initially the owners thought they wanted to cover up the warehouse features but we convinced them to showcase the warehouse shell and to make the most of it.” The design, which won the Residential Design category and the Best of State Award for Residential Design, has two separate living areas: a public open space with kitchen and dining and a more private space with a library. There are two outdoor areas, including an outdoor roof garden made of fine metal mesh that provides shade on hot summer days. A bridge on the mezzanine level leads to the private master suite. “The bridge is a suspension steel bridge and
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I like the idea that you feel the bounce and know you are crossing an empty space,” says Albert. “The voids in the loft retain the warehouse feel and the height of those spaces brings in light and air and cross-ventilation once you open the sliding door.” The kitchen and bathrooms are clad in marble but slimback steel and lime-washed pine are used extensively and echo the building’s industrial past.
A SIMPLE MATERIALS WORLD Overlooking Melbourne’s ports, a newly built property in Williamstown designed by Fiona Lynch is decked out in strong and simple materials including solid oak and stone with detailed joinery and splashes of unexpected colour. “The owner wanted the home to be high-end and they wanted quality in the details of the design. He has Italian heritage and we played that up with some adventurous colour,” says Fiona. “There is a powder room in oak veneer that is painted green so the grain of the timber comes through. The study is also green and we used rich blue rugs and bright red chairs in some rooms. Another brave touch was the wrapped white
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fantasy stone around the bottom of the living area. But the living area design, like the rest of the home, has a simple approach. We focused on the right mix of materials and let the elements speak for themselves.” Fiona was keen to avoid fussy details. The kitchen is solid white with a black island bench and bold marble splashback and the floors are mostly polished concrete. The living area has oak panel veneer around a fireplace with a wood stack. “Every element in the home’s design is subtle and classic,” says Fiona. “A home that will survive the test of time.”
The Shadow House A grand Edwardian villa in a heritage area of Elsternwick seamlessly combines the old with the new. Created by Matt Gibson Architecture + Design with Mim Design, the sculptural addition of the extension draws a distinct line between traditional and modern living. “The new addition was contemporary in language and
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we located it to the rear and the south to get northern solar access into the new living rooms. The Shadow House name was a pun – we brought the house out of shadow and the exterior of the addition is a black zinc, so it looks like a shadow,” says Matt Gibson. “Inside, we wanted to create something different and contemporary so there was a real clarity between the old building and the new building.” There are three distinct areas of the Edwardian home: one is clad in timber, one is the red-brick original and the third space is black zinc. In between are the living rooms. “There is story-telling as you walk through the house. It’s unconventional but it works,” Matt says. ● email@example.com » australianinteriordesignawards.com » eatas.com.au » fionalynch.com.au » mattgibson.com.au
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SCHOOL’S OUT WITH NIKKI KIRKUP
Nikki Kirkup is the director of middle years at Melbourne Girls Grammar and uses her passion for drama and English to inspire students to bring their work to life in the classroom. special promotion
WHO WAS YOUR INSPIRATION AT SCHOOL & WHY? I was always in awe of the commitment and dedication of the teachers I encountered as a student. Although there were many I admired, my English teachers always stood out above others. I’ve also found inspiration among my English teaching colleagues.
TELL US HOW YOU GOT INTO TEACHING During high school in the UK, I was very shy and lacking in confidence – until sixth form when I attended drama workshops and participated in amateur shows. The workshops had been suggested by my English teacher. During my first summer break after my first year at the University of Leeds, I returned home and was helping out in a theatre workshop run by this English teacher. He was curious as to how my studies were progressing and while I was enjoying my time at uni, I was concerned that I did not really have a future plan. He suggested I teach English and invited me to do some support classes back in my old school. After a week, I was hooked! I added education studies to my degree and graduated as an English and drama teacher.
While I was on teaching practice, I was observing the teachers and had supported some of them for only a few days when a teacher called in sick. A cover teacher could not be found at such late notice – so, they politely asked (begged) me if I would step in. So, my first class was year 11 boys’ English. They were studying John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and were not enjoying it. I read the teacher’s notes and quickly decided I would not enjoy it either if I were to follow the plan. I decided to change it! Looking back, this was a fairly bold move but I simply couldn’t sit back and watch the students hate this text the way they did. I decided we needed to bring it to life a little. We pushed back the chairs and desks and all took on a role. We were acting it out! The teacher returned after three days and was surprised to hear not only the accents the boys had developed when reading the text but also that they actually “got it”.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH MELBOURNE GIRLS GRAMMAR? I relocated to Melbourne in July 2015 with my partner Brendan. Having spent the previous eight years working in Switzerland, we were ready for a new challenge. When the opportunity arose to work at Melbourne Girls Grammar, I jumped at the chance. My initial interview took place while I was on vacation in Dubai, via Skype. I was delighted to have the chance to discuss education with [principal] Catherine Misson. I quickly realised how aligned our values were and our philosophy regarding girls’ education. 34 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ AUGUST 24, 2016
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WHAT DOES YOUR ROLE AS HEAD OF MIDDLE YEARS INVOLVE?
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The beauty of this role is that it evolves – as our program changes to meet the needs of the girls, so too does my role. In general, my role is to look after the academic, social and general well-being of the girls in years 5-8. I am supported by a dynamic team of staff and practitioners. On any given day I can be found in meetings with the girls or their parents, curriculum planning with faculty teams, leading an assembly, liaising with the well-being team or joining the girls in Zumba class. The middle years is a fundamental period and in this ever-changing world we
WHAT DO STUDENTS TEACH YOU? Students teach you more than they will ever know. Above all else, they keep you on your toes. You must remain current if you are to maintain positive relationships and a genuine understanding of their needs. The students teach you to have a sense of humour, even when you may be a little stressed. They remind you to take a step back and appreciate what is around you. Most of all, they teach you to never stop learning! ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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Penelope Morris Class of 1966
Penelope Morris graduated from Melbourne University’s Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning with honours and won a cadetship with the Commonwealth Department of Works. In 1979, Penny graduated with a master’s degree in environmental science from Monash University. She has been a professional company director since 1994, having served on more than 30 boards of publicly listed companies, government business enterprises and charity boards. She was awarded an Order of Australia (AM) for services to the property and construction industries in 2002. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. ●
Kitty Chiller Class of 1981 CV
Chef de Mission, Australian Olympic team for Rio 2016
Kitty Chiller has one of the most recognisable names in Melbourne because of her role as Australia’s Chef de Mission at the Rio Olympic Games. An all-round athlete, Kitty’s sporting career saw her compete as a modern pentathlete at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She was 36 years old at the time and placed 14th despite a knee injury. Kitty was a national modern pentathlon champion on 12 occasions, won seven World Cup medals and was ranked number one in the world between 1996 and 1998. In 2012, she was appointed Deputy Chef de Mission for the London Olympics and she is the first woman in Australia to hold the title of Chef de Mission. ●
Amy Wettenhall Class of 1998 CV
Global Commercial Director
As an alumna of Melbourne Girls Grammar and the Global Commercial Director of IT and Cloud at Ericsson, it’s no surprise Amy Wettenhall encourages women to work in science and tech-based jobs. Amy is a board member of TeenTech UK, which inspires teenagers to explore careers in science, engineering or technology. Amy believes passionately in the role of women in technology and mentors and speaks often on this topic at business events. In her own work, Amy is responsible for Ericsson’s commercial strategy, leading billion-dollar business negotiations. She completed an MBA at Imperial College in London last year and was named UK Women in IT Business Leader of the Year for 2016. ●
Emma Hawkins Class of 2006 CV
After completing a bachelor in marketing and communications at Monash University, Emma worked in advertising at Bauer Media across titles including Gourmet Traveller Traveller, Belle, Real Living and Women’s Weekly Weekly. Passionate about all things lifestyle, Emma saw a gap in the market for more realistic lifestyle ideas and a space online where people could go to get inspired by decor, DIY projects and fashion and beauty (and purchase these items). This is where Who Loves That website was born. Emma says every working week is different; it can involve switching between her website and online store to solely focusing on her other roles as a stylist and lifestyle director of Yellowglen and a contract communications specialist. ●
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Location, location 661 Chapel St is just two train stops from the CBD, with South Yarra station an eight-minute walk away. There’s also a tram stop at the doorstep and the Yarra River is only a few minutes’ walk. Melbourne High School is next door, and Vogue Plaza across the road provides easy access to groceries and amenities. Dozens of cafes, restaurants and boutiques are nearby within the Chapel Street precinct.
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LIVING GALLERY Art and creativity will surround 661 Chapel St residents as they enter the building through a sculpture-filled walkway with air space soaring four storeys overhead. A lighting installation created by Israeli-born artist Omer Arbel will illuminate the walkway. The lobby itself is a gallery, packed with a catalogue of artworks by renowned artists. It includes a series of limited-edition pieces crafted by British artist Damien Hirst in conjunction with French crystal maker Lalique. A grand library with striking two-storey onyx and glass picture windows will look out to the gardens. ●
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Address \ 661 Chapel Street, South Yarra Developer \ Gamuda Land Building & interior design \ Bird de la Coeur Sales \ 0411 523 355 Display \ G23, 4-10 Daly Street, South Yarra Open \ 10am-3pm daily » 661chapelst.com Living area \ 49-271 square metres Outdoor space \ 6-82 square metres Facilities \ Porte cochere, lobby, library, concierge, lap pool, residents’ lounges, gym, steam and sauna room, three private dining rooms, private mini theatre, wine room, barbecue pit and communal open spaces Pricing guide \ One-bedroom
outh Yarra development 661 Chapel St is a $154 million showcase of art and design with a dress circle location 200 metres from the Yarra River and never-to-be-builtout city and river views. Designed by Melbourne architects Bird de la Coeur for Malaysian developer Gamuda Land, 661 Chapel St is a 30-storey tower that has 127 apartments featuring one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom layouts and two levels of exceptional resident amenities. Bird de la Coeur has created a dramatic and impressive building designed to rival Melbourne’s most opulent homes with a grand bluestone cobbled porte cochere, a dramatic lap pool cantilevered over the entrance and a glazed facade curved to optimise the uninterrupted views. From the entrance, residents enter a soaring light and art-filled private lobby where a concierge will manage deliveries and other arrangements for residents. The lobby spans four levels, with onyx and glass picture windows looking out to gardens. Car lifts either side of the entrance will take residents and their cars to secure parking and storage in the basement and levels one to five. Buyers can customise and combine apartments up to a full floor to create their own super-sized residence. At the building’s zenith, the 366-square-metre penthouse has 360-degree views and a private roof garden. Architect Neil de la Coeur says he took inspiration from the curving Yarra River as well as the park-like surrounds of neighbour Melbourne High School. “The building reads as two slender towers curved to reflect the nearby bend in the river, allowing us to maximise the unobstructed views.” He says the building’s glazed facade will change with the light to reflect hues from bronze to blush, grey and lavender. “The interiors were designed to offer a living experience like that of a six-star hotel.
DESIGN The apartments have full-height glazing across their open-plan living areas and nearly all of them have a north or north-west aspect oriented for the spectacular river and city views. Some of the layouts have a mix of winter gardens and generous balconies. Most of the units also include features such as arrival areas, separate studies, island benches, walk-in wardrobes and generous en suites with double vanities for main bedrooms. Finishes include oak floorboards, porcelain tiling and stone benchtops with Miele or Gaggenau kitchen appliances. ●
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Level six is reserved for communal facilities. The evergreen all-season space is just above the treetops, providing views from timber decks with sun lounges and barbecues, a winter garden, gym and two private dining rooms. This level also includes the heated 25-metre lap pool with its dramatic cantilever over the building entrance, spa pool, steam and sauna room, several residents’ lounges, a climate-controlled wine cellar and 20-seat private mini cinema. There’s a third private dining room off the ground-floor lobby where there’s also a music corner, library and lounges. ●
Our focus has been on creating exemplary spaces for community interaction and personal well-being so that you feel elevated by coming home.” Texture, warmth, light and luxury are the guiding principles of the interior design and buyers are able to select from two formats,
with the premium option standard on levels 22 to 30. This Chapel Street gem was released for sale in August 2016. Construction is under way and completion is scheduled for mid-2018. ● LIZ McLACHLAN email@example.com AUGUST 24, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 37
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t’s not just prospective buyers who have fallen in love with this Victorian house in Malvern. Advertisers, stylists and merchandisers regularly succumb to its charms. It’s hosted photo shoots for florists, bedheads, bath towels, timber suppliers and homewares. So what’s this place got? Tonnes of personality, terrific proportions and warmth and character that come from its design by architects Robson Rak. It’s no surprise that the house was shortlisted for Houses magazine’s awards and the Australian Interior Design awards in 2015. The contemporary addition to the 1890 Victorian villa delivers a warm welcome, with a bespoke fireplace and hearth waiting at the end of the central passage. American oak floorboards in mink grey were used to connect the Victorian front with the new living spaces. This creates a seamless transition between the old part of the house and the new. Along the way, the owners, who have a strong interest in architecture and design, made sure the three inches of render were chopped off the facade and it was restored to its original Hawthorn brick beauty. Over the years, a series of renovations had created a rabbit warren of small rooms and a living area that was more than a metre higher than the back garden. This part of the house was demolished and a new open-plan living and dining area and kitchen were created. Ceilings to 3.7 metres matched those at the front of the house. Off the hall, a powder room with bluestone floors and bespoke basin has a shower and serves as an en suite to the guest bedroom next door. The new addition is sensational. No wonder stylists and advertisers love it. The architects redesigned the back of the house to get the most of the north-east orientation. Concrete floors are softened by the extensive use of American oak. The living and dining area has a wall of built-in timber cabinets with shelving and abundant storage. The back wall is made up of four massive windows that bring the back garden into the living space.
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The living and dining room has the enormous fireplace and bespoke brick hearth made by a British craftsman who has worked in Australia for 40 years. The kitchen combines stone benchtops with multiple Smeg ovens, a cooktop and a huge integrated Miele fridge/freezer. The walk-in pantry hides behind the kitchen work zone. Floor-to-ceiling bifold doors open the kitchen and living space to the crazy-paved outdoor entertainment area with its built-in barbecue, swimming pool and deck. An existing kidney-shaped pool was moved to create water tanks and a new pool – more than two metres deep in part – was designed to suit the new orientation of the back of the house. This is not a showy house or a trophy home. There is no Victorian frippery in the original rooms, rather pared back white interiors. Original architraves, cornices and arches were repaired, reinstated and painted white. Bay windows have white plantation shutters. A walk-in wardrobe was added to the main bedroom. The luxurious new en suite overlooks a tranquil pond. The fittings and fixtures of the en suite, including a custom-made oval bath from Deborah Boyd in Castlemaine, add to its relaxed resort vibe. The study, off the central hall and also reached from the main bedroom, combines the warmth of American oak in a built-in desk and storage with a wall of whimsical wallpaper. A “children’s zone” is made up of a renovated, larger bathroom and a rumpus or media room that looks over the swimming pool, and two upstairs bedrooms. While this is a great house for the latest mod cons, it is also one that is warm and inviting. Cutting-edge technology is hidden in discreet cavities in storage units or integrated under ceilings. Power points are hidden in joinery. From the screen projector to the blinds, everything works at the touch of a button. It is very much a 21st-century house, but one that respects the past. ● MARIA HARRIS email@example.com
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Fast facts \ 1890 Victorian villa renovated and extended by architects Robson Rak; high ceilings; original open fireplaces and marble mantelpieces; main suite with walk-in wardrobe and lavish en suite; American oak floors throughout; spacious study; vast open-plan family, living and dining room with full-height windows and bifold doors to outside entertainment area; kitchen with stone benchtops, Smeg and Miele appliances; powder room; bespoke cabinetry; children’s zone with two bedrooms, bathroom, rumpus or media room; gardens by Franklin Landscape & Design; glass-walled swimming pool
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Price \ $6 million +
Auction \ August 27 at 10.30am
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KEW \ 7 WIMBA AVENUE A superb executive property in the private-school belt, this is also one of Kew’s largest landholdings. The tennis court and palm-fringed, saltwater pool command much of the 1580 square metres, yet the house is so capacious even the busiest family might be challenged to use all that wonderful space. The house was extended in 2002 to suit the vendors’ four-child family. Little remains of its 1930s origins; it’s now contemporary Edwardian, sumptuous in Victorian ash floorboards and cream carpet with leadlight windows and doors. Despite its grandeur, it feels friendly, and the natural light is beautiful. A bay-window living room with a gas log fire, a dining room and a family area open to the patio and pool. At the front is a study to seat three or four. Teenagers will covet the big games room, with its doors to the garden. The laundry doubles as a fitted arts and crafts room. The kitchen is a showpiece – solid timber, with two Ilve ovens and granite benchtops that resemble leopard fur. Upstairs, the five double bedrooms have built-in or walk-in wardrobes. The main has an en suite and the central bathroom has a spa and shower. Bathroom three is on ground floor. The property has a double carport and gated driveway parking. ● ALISON BARCLAY
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Jellis Craig \ 9810 5000
PROPERTY ID » 2012974111
Price \ $5.5 million +
PRAHRAN \ 118 PEEL STREET
Auction \ September 3 at 2pm
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5 Northbrook Avenue, Malvern 4
8 Halifax Street, Mont Albert North 3
Agent: Tim Derham 0438 332 844 ................................................................. Price: $3.1 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday August 27 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: Wed 5-5.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................
Agent: Jeremy Desmier 0409 601 613 ................................................................. Price: $1.25 million - $1.35 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 3 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 1-1.30pm; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................
This exceptional residence's evocative formal rooms lead to superb open-plan spaces, elegant outdoor areas and a solar-heated pool.
This quiet, tree-lined street in a peaceful, family-focused locality presents a premium site for a new prestige family home (STCA).
Let's eat lunch @ Grapeseed, 1084 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Malvern Hotel, corner Malvern & Glenferrie roads Let's drink coffee @ Thread Cafe, 1373 Malvern Road
Let's eat lunch @ The Daily Dose, 116 Thames Street Let's eat dinner @ One Thai, 346 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ Just Lou's, 534 Whitehorse Road
PROPERTY ID » 2012967814
Price \ $1.2 million +
Auction \ August 27 at 10.30am
Some of the best Victorian-style houses aren’t actually Victorian. This red brick, end-of-row beauty is 25 years old but it does some late-Vic niceties better than the real thing – the tessellated porch, for instance, was built extra deep to catch the sun. The interior is a fascinating mixture of natural materials and vivid colour, with a two-storey floor plan opening at the rear to a courtyard garden. Behind the violet-coloured front door is a platform above the sunken living room, whose high, corniced ceiling is the house’s last nod to Victoriana. Follow the blue carpet and marble ledge down the corridor, past the laundry and powder room, to the meals and family area. The timber and Corian kitchen opens to a side courtyard and has a Nardi cooktop and oven and Miele dishwasher. At the top of the wrought-iron staircase, a mosaic-tiled bathroom with shower serves three attic-style double bedrooms with wardrobes; the largest has a walk-in wardrobe. ● ALISON BARCLAY
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DEEPDENE \ 18 CAMPBELL ROA RO D In a sought-after school zone between Hawthorn and Balwyn, the tiny pocket known as Deepdene has an air of refinement and exclusivity. At the crest of one of the suburb’s premier avenues, this double-fronted brick Victorian house, formally known as Kesteven, is surrounded by a glorious garden. Well planned with an English elegance, the garden is a feast for the eyes and provides privacy and a sense of seclusion. Beyond a front door surrounded by luminous leadlight glass, a wide hall leads to rooms of generous proportions, with period features such as fireplaces, cornices and ceiling roses. The first room to the left is a spacious bedroom with an en suite, private study and even a kitchen. Zoned away from the main part of the house, this area could accommodate extended family or be used as an office. There’s another en suite for the main bedroom, which has a fitted walk-in wardrobe. The formal dining room is a showpiece. Wonderfully large, it has timber floors, a grand marble fireplace and a big bay window with garden views. The kitchen, laundry and family zone is in a rear extension with walls of glass. A pitched timber roof adds warmth and character to the clean lines and a neutral colour scheme. Glass doors lead out to a north-facing deck, just the spot to enjoy the garden. ● FRANCESCA CARTER
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Price \ $4 million +
PROPERTY ID » 2012962660
Auction \ August 27 at 11am
CAMBERWELL \ 1288 TOORAK RO ROA OAD POSTCODE
69 Yarrbat Avenue, Balwyn 5
Agent: Ross Stryker 0401 318 772 ................................................................. Price: About $3 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 3 at 11.30am ................................................................. OFI: Wed 5.30-6pm; Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................
10 Lisbuoy Court, Toorak 3
Agent: Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 ................................................................. Price: $6 million + ................................................................. EOI: Close Monday September 12 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI: Wed & Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
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PROPERTY ID » 2012970226
Price \ $2.95 million
Auction \ September 3 at 10.30am
Bright, open and stylish, this Comdain Homes residence offers a plethora of luxurious finishes, eye-catching design elements, landscaping and furnishings. The interior embraces natural tones, with accents of porcelain, stone, cedar and American oak. There’s a carpeted formal lounge near the entry and access to the double garage – presently a showroom. Behind, the study nook basks in sunlight from floor-to-ceiling windows in the first-floor void. There’s a guest bedroom with built-in wardrobe and bathroom nearby. At the rear, there are courtyards either side of the open-plan living and dining area. The pool is striking, lapping against stepping stones to the garage. The kitchen’s Caesarstone benches are inset with natural timber and the fridge is integrated. The appliances here and in the butler’s pantry are stainless steel. On the first floor, there’s a retreat at the top of the stairs and three bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes. There’s a tub in the family bathroom, while the main bedroom has a spacious en suite. ● JULIAN HEALEY
In one of Balwyn's best-regarded streets, this home has up to five bedrooms, a spacious open-plan living and dining area, kitchen and solar-heated pool.
Stunning new Nicholas Day-designed town residence with the perfect blend of formal and informal living areas, superbly located in Toorak's finest tree-lined court.
Let's eat lunch @ Mr Hendricks, 469 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Postino, 97 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Mister & Miss, 713 Whitehorse Road
Let's eat lunch @ Mammoth, 736 Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ Quaff, 436 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Townhouse, 466 Toorak Road
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Price \ $1.4 million +
Auction \ August 27 at 10.30am
Fletchers \ 9836 2222
PROPERTY ID » 2012958152
Price \ $2.5 million – $2.75 million
Auction \ August 27 at noon
With a north-facing courtyard and up to three bedrooms, this townhouse near Fawkner Park can expect a lot of admirers. Couples, small families, investors, Portsea denizens looking for a pied a terre – let them fight it out for a solid stake in a blue-ribbon neighbourhood. One of just four, the two-storey house has flexible living and dining areas opening to the courtyard. Upstairs, are the main bedroom suite and a big study, with sliding doors north to a balcony, plus a second double bedroom. Classical good looks are enhanced by beige carpet and full-height windows. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated and look smart in white cabinetry. The kitchen has a white stone bench and stainless-steel appliances. Both bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and the main has an en suite; however, it’s arguable that bedroom two, with a door into the main bathroom, has the better deal. The sunny study, lined with bookshelves and cupboards, is a student’s dream. The property has a double garage with a gated common driveway. ● ALISON BARCLAY
From the upper floor, sweeping views of Fairmont Avenue Reserve over the back fence make it seem as if this house has the biggest backyard in Camberwell. The house is red brick and has classic and modern features, such as detailed cornices, parquetry floors and downlights. The main bedroom has an en suite with shower and a walk-in wardrobe. It’s across from the formal lounge and away from the casual living areas at the rear. Beyond the lounge and main bedroom is a formal dining space, with a powder room and laundry opposite. At the back, there’s an open-plan family room, meals area and Caesarstone kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. It has a gas fireplace for cold winter nights and opens to an undercover terrace, lawn and spa for summer fun. Upstairs is carpeted and comprises three bedrooms, with built-in desks and wardrobes, and a study. The study could easily be an additional bedroom. There’s also a rumpus room with park views, a balcony and projector, and a family bathroom on this level. ● JULIAN HEALEY
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7 Grieve Street, Balwyn North 4
Agent: David Banks 0422 868 410 ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 10 at 10am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 5.30-6pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
113/350 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3
Agent: Tim Blackett 0400 780 700 ................................................................. Price: $1.7 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI: Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................
Sensational style, innovative technology and designer flair unite with spectacular effect in this extraordinary home in the Balwyn High zone
Immaculately presented and offering a superb view across Albert Park Lake and the bay, with 157sqm of expansive openplan living/dining area.
Let's eat lunch @ Mia Pizza & Pasta, 390 Balwyn Road Let's eat dinner @ Yiannis Tavern, 840 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Delcacies, 63 Doncaster Road
Let's eat lunch @ The Kettle Black, 50 Albert Road Let's eat dinner @ Bistro Bakini, 568 St Kilda Road Let's drink coffee @ Slater St Bench, 8/431 St Kilda Road
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ARMADALE 11 Adelaide St 19 Moorhouse St 19 Moorhouse St 37 Lambeth Ave 8 24 Hume St
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BRIGHTON BURWOOD 15 Loudon Rd
Jellis Craig 168
ASHBURTON 115 Ashburn Gve 33 Eleanor St 1 Wilgra Ave 61
Jellis Craig 167
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BALWYN NORTH 7 Grieve St 10 Hood St 9 Gildan St 14 Cascade St
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CAULFIELD NORTH 452 Dandenong Rd
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GLEN IRIS \ 2 VINCENTT STREET This early Californian bungalow had a clever refurbishment 10 years ago and the best features of two eras remain. Hardwood floors and beamed ceilings are intact. Hydronic heating and air-conditioning units take care of the climate. Double doors link the entrance hall, sitting room and dining room, plus a new terrace and site-wide family room. The north side of the house contains the main suite, with two walls of built-in cupboards and a sunny bathroom. Beyond it is a study/ guest suite with a concealed fold-down bed and its own bathroom. The attic space is now a children’s world – three ample bedrooms, a bathroom and a study, all air-conditioned. The living, dining and kitchen area is the heart of the house, with its family-scaled appliances, pantry and laundry. There’s a bathroom with external access here, too. The family zone gives way to a wide terrace. A section of its pergola is adjustable, making barbecues possible rain or shine. The rear section of the site is a new version of the old backyard. It offers a sitting area, lawn and swimming pool. The pool has gas/ solar heating and a nearby spa. Buried rainwater tanks drought-proof the front and back gardens. This attractive family house, between High Street and Wattletree Road and their trams, is close to many good schools. ● NEIL CLEREHAN
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PROPERTY ID » 2012972650
Price \ $3.7 million +
Auction \ September 3 at 11.30am
DEEPDENE 24 Walsh St 18 Campbell Rd
17 Shaftesbury Ave 39 McKinley Ave 52 Elizabeth St 8/1174 Malvern Rd 17 Horace St
Jellis Craig 158 Kay & Burton 68
EAGLEMONT 1 Warringal Plc
Kay & Burton
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SURREY HILLS 112 Croydon Rd
28 Guildford Rd
MALVERN EAST 210 Waverley Rd 16 Davies St 19 Brunel St 9 Chanak St 973 Dandenong Rd
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MERRICKS NORTH 134 Bittern-Dromana Rd
MIDDLE PARK 337 Danks St
11 Mowbray St
139 83 89 85
HIGHETT 82 Middleton St
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8 Halifax St
Jellis Craig 147
Kay & Burton
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72 108 110
33 Grandview Gve 13 Mary St 77 Raleigh St
RICHMOND 41 Waltham St
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7a Woorigoleen Rd
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34 Baker Ave 43 Oswin St
11a Nicholson St 1/35 Marne St 268 Domain Rd 44 Cromwell Rd
KOOYONG 30 Monaro Rd
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MALVERN 5 Northbrook Ave
58 William St
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Toorak Penthouse/20 Grange Road A Truly Exceptional Whole Floor 3 Bedroom + Study Penthouse
Closing Tuesday 6th September 2016 at 2:00pm
‘Brivana’ - Designed and constructed to the highest standards by Gabor Hubay Esq, all rooms of this truly exceptional whole floor 3 bedroom Penthouse open seamlessly to a beautiful terrace with panoramic city views.
Wednesday & Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm
Comprises grand entrance hall that leads to formal sitting room and dining room, fitted study, magnificent kitchen and family room, luxurious master suite with dressing room and bathroom, 2 further bedrooms and bathrooms, powder room, laundry, triple parking plus store room with secure lift access to Penthouse. Situated only moments to the heart of the Toorak Village.
Contact Greg Herman 0411 473 307 David Colbran 0418 348 481
Melinda Ma 0468 925 666 Office
Sotheby’s Realty 9825 0555
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25 Victoria Avenue Canterbury
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
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AUCTION SATURDAY 18 Campbell Road Deepdene
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1 Warringal Place Eaglemont
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23 Kintore Street Camberwell
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8/1 Muir Street Hawthorn
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SOLD PRIOR 26 Pakington Street Kew
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40 Swinburne Avenue Hawthorn
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715 Malvern Road Toorak 2/3
VIEW DISPLAY - 226 TOORAK RD, SOUTH YARRA
58 William Street East St Kilda 3
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7 Kembla Street Hawthorn 4
PRIVATE SALE VIEWING CONTACT
9 Gildan Street Balwyn North 3
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7 Glyndon Avenue Brighton 4
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST VIEWING
82 Middleton Street Highett 5
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ARMADALE 11 ADELAIDE STREET
Wed 2.45pm - 3.15pm, Thursday 12.00pm - 12.30pm or By Appointment
Sat 10th September - 2.30pm
Price on Application
C O N TA C T
Andrew James 0411 420 788 Lauchlan Waterﬁeld 0422 290 489 Andrew Summons 0418 321 604
Armadale 9509 0411
A beautiful home on approximately 670sqm of absolute prime real estate on the southern end of one of Armadale’s most sought after streets & locales. This very rare opportunity offers an elegant light-ﬁlled residence with dynamic dimensions inside & out. Generous formal lounge (OFP) & dining rooms followed by an open plan kitchen, sitting & further lounge area complimented by an elegant fully landscaped private garden. An inviting master bedroom domain (OFP) with walk-in robe & ensuite, powder room, spa bathroom & large separate laundry completes the ground level. Above are three further large double bedrooms, the largest with its own walk-in robe & ensuite & the other two both with robes share a bathroom. hockingstuart.com.au
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ASHBURTON 115 ASHBURN GROVE
Exquisite family luxury, stunning tranquil views.
Thurs & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm
Awash with vast proportions and chic ﬁnishes, this majestic 82 square residence reﬂects awe-inspiring luxury. The extraordinary family spaces include 4 bedrooms with ensuites, an intimate lounge, dedicated theatre, and substantial open-plan living and dining. Beautifully balancing the interior, a covered alfresco, deck and balconies capture the stunning and tranquil landscaped garden view out to Malvern Valley Golf Course. A home of this calibre demands the ﬁnest appointments, with 7 bathrooms, Bosch/Granite kitchen, 2nd kitchen, 2 master bedrooms with WIRs and ensuites (downstairs & upstairs), and 4-car garaging. Near the train, Ashburton Village shops, cafés, leading schools and playground. Land: 1472sqm (approx).
Sat 10th September - 1.00pm
Please contact Agent
C O N TA C T
Tony Doh 0419 316 676 Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Nick Goold 0408 553 181
Glen Iris 9818 1888
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SURREY HILLS 20 KENT ROAD & 3 FELIX STREET
Buy One or Buy Both, Multiple Options.
Set in the picturesque English Counties Estate, this beautiful c1938 family home with stylish Maggie Edmond architect-designed extension boasts a substantial 5 double bedroom conďŹ guration with 2 bathrooms and a powder room. A sophisticated lounge (OFP) and dining extends to the huge open-plan living (OFP), meals, spotless family kitchen, verandah and pretty garden. In the Camberwell High and Canterbury Girlsâ€™ SC zones, walk to tram and train. OR there is also an exciting opportunity to purchase the separately titled 1078 sqm (approx.) N-S tennis court at 3 Felix Street. Extend the existing home upward for beautiful distant views or build a dream home or 2 prestige townhouses on the tennis court allotment (STCA).
E X P R E S S I O N O F I N T E R E S T Closing 13th September - 6.00pm
2 Thurs 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sat 3.15 - 3.45pm
Please contact Agent
C O N TA C T
Tony Doh 0419 316 676 Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Nick Goold 0408 553 181
Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000
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A4 | B3 | C2 | D
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| 5 Northbrook Avenue
Irresistible Family Spaces
This refined residenceÂ´s evocative formal rooms and irresistible courtyard retreat lead to superb living/dining spaces and an open plan kitchen with a walk-in pantry overlooking north westerly outdoor areas and a solar heated pool. Four well proportioned bedrooms, two with ensuites, a third bathroom and large study/5th bedroom define the upstairs desirability of a home further enhanced by a temperature controlled wine room, ducted heating/cooling, a two car garage and additional parking in a tightly held address moments from all the areaÂ´s schools.
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A5 | B4 | C2 | D
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| 2 Vincent Street
Limitless Family Allure
Jack Merlo gardens deliver external beauty that´s matched by DEVONIA´s brilliant interior dimensions, superb Miele kitchen/dining, terrace entertaining, BBQ bench, an elegant pavilion and north-facing retreat surrounding a solar/gas heated self-cleaning pool and spa. Up to five bedrooms and three bathrooms are complemented by an inviting upstairs children´s lounge and a separate office/retreat with its own deck. Hydronic heating, SONOS, 21,000L water tank and double carport. Desirably close to prestigious schools and Central Park. Land size 911 sqm approximately.
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A4 | B2 | C2 | D
| 41 Waltham Street
Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Jock Langley 0419 530 008 Office 9864 5300
Tuesday 6th September
Wednesday 5.00-5.30pm, Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am
When Elegance Meets Excellence
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A4 | B2 | C2
| 11a Nicholson Street
Michael Derham 0425 790 233 Hugh Hardy 0407 339 807 Office 9864 5300
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Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 12.00-12.30pm
Surround Yourself With Style
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A4 | B3 | C3
| 210 Waverley Road
Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 Emma Pierson 0409 182 310 Office 9864 5300
Tuesday 13th September at 5.00pm
Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am
Where Quality Clearly Comes First
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715â€“719 Orrong Road An intimate collection of luxurious and contemporary residences Each extravagantly proportioned, single level residence has been individually designed by architects smith+tracey. Interiors by MBA design & landscaped gardens by Paul Bangay Inspections at display suite - 433 Toorak Road, Toorak, Monday to Saturday 2â€“3pm
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Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226
Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777
ONLY THREE REMAINING CON O STRUCTION COMMENCING SEPTEMBER
AC ACT AC CT TUAL TUAL UA U AL DISPL AL DIISPLAY D SP SPL PL P L AY AY SUI SU S U TE TE
COLLECTION XI 11 LUXURY RESIDENCES IN HAWTHORN EAST Inspect display suite at: 11 Mowbray Street, Hawthorn East Open: Wed & Thurs 2pm - 2:30pm Sat 2pm - 3pm Or call for private appointment: Jeff Phillips 0418 244 411 Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777
THE COLLECTION XI DISPLAY SUITE WILL BE CLOSING ITS DOORS ON SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER Hurry and inspect today and secure your spot at this never to be repeated project. Finished to the highest level, with imported Italian robes and kitchens, Miele appliances, butlerâ€™s pantry, huge open plan living areas, 3m ceiling heights, luxuriously tiled bathrooms and Jack Merlo gardens. Construction commencing mid September. Last chance to maximise stamp duty savings and customise your new home.
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CLOSING NEXT MONDAY
215 Kooyong Road TOORAK EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 29th August at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) Renovate this fantastic elevated light filled beautifully constructed 1970â€™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 86 The weekly review \ AUGUST 24, 2016
65 Hopetoun Road TOORAK EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Friday 9th September at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) This private 1930â€™s family residence set in magnificent established garden surrounds with pool, cabana and sweeping drive leading to house, land size 1,970m2, situated in this wide tree lined street within close proximity to schools, transport and Glenferrie Road shops. Comprising formal hall, formal lounge, separate dining, huge kitchen/meals area, informal sitting room and study/6 bedrooms, 3 ensuite bathrooms, main bathroom, cellar, storage room, heating and cooling. www.65hopetounroad-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 | Oliver Booth 0413 975 723 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 24, 2016 \ The weekly review 87
10 Lisbuoy Court TOORAK EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 12th September at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) Stunning new Nicholas Day designed town residence with the perfect blend of formal and informal living areas superbly located in Toorak's finest tree lined Court close to Hawksburn Village shops, cafes, restaurants, major schools and transport. Comprising: Entrance foyer, private lift, library, powder room, formal dining room, fully equipped chef's kitchen, butler's pantry, laundry, open plan living/dining with gas open fireplace opening to entertaining terrace with plunge pool. Upstairs: 3 double bedrooms (all with ensuites) and study area. Features: Heating/cooling, basement parking for 3 cars, gym/cellar, security/alarm system. www.10lisbuoycourt-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 | Abby Innes 0423 210 790 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au 88 The weekly review \ AUGUST 24, 2016
34 Anderson Road HAWTHORN
AUCTION Saturday 10th September at 1.30pm (Unless sold prior) This architecturally designed 5 bedroom home exudes light and space, elegantly flaunting juxtaposed texture and form. Saturated by natural light and Blackbutt floors, open plan living accommodates large gatherings, with adjacent kidsâ€™ rumpus and sunny, private deck with low-maintenance gardens. Exquisitely appointed throughout, including extensive stone kitchen and three opulent bathrooms, providing luxury to five bedrooms and study. A tranquil location opposite Anderson Park, with easy access to elite schooling, transport, shopping and convenient family lifestyle. VIEW Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & 6.00-6.30pm, Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Anne Mackie Kinder 0417 034 212 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | Kew Office 03 8888 2000 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 24, 2016 \ The weekly review 89
1288 Toorak Road CAMBERWELL AUCTION Saturday 3rd September at 10.30am (Unless sold prior) Lavish modern styling and oodles of light-filled space unite in this exquisite home by Comdain Homes, with spectacular landscaping by TLC Design. A highly functional floorplan segregates four exceptional bedrooms from three extensive living zones, offering modern indoor-outdoor entertaining aside an in-ground pool. Elegant interior design flaunts contrasting form and subtle textures mingled with timber and stone highlights. Relish in opulent amenity including fullyintegrated Ilve kitchen, three sumptuous bathrooms and Jimmy Possum furniture, close to shops, transport, and elite schools. An assured investment with 18 month lease-back, close to shops, transport and elite schools. VIEW Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm Eva Gyorodi 0411 850 171 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | Kew Office 03 8888 2000 | rtedgar.com.au 90 The weekly review \ AUGUST 24, 2016
16 Charles Street KEW AUCTION Saturday 10th September at 11.00am (Unless sold prior) Maintaining a privileged position opposite Xavier College and mere meters from Trinity Grammar plus MLC, this graceful family home showcases an abundance of space for formal and casual living complete with an alluring in-ground pool. Comprising five bedrooms plus study, including master with ensuite and dressing room, spa bathroom, three lavatories, laundry, formal lounge (OFP), dining, rumpus (bar and cellar), kitchen, meals, family room, lush backyard, solar heated pool plus triple garage. On 815sqm approx, close to shops and transport. VIEW Thursday & Saturday 1.30-2.00pm Simon Derham 0411 479 994 | Graham Broadhurst 0413 943 650 | Kew Office 03 8888 2000 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 24, 2016 \ The weekly review 91
Penthouse, 60A Heyington Place TOORAK FOR SALE An expansive single level penthouse in a tranquil corner of Melbourneâ€™s premier suburb in a boutique complex of only 7. Lavishly appointed with quality fittings including Miele equipped kitchens, integrated heating and cooling, CBUS, an abundance of natural stone, tall ceilings and 2 secure basement car spaces. Offering the ideal lifestyle with generous open living spaces and sizeable terrace positioned just moments from the banks of the Yarra River and a selection of dining and entertainment opportunities. Builder appointed, Construction commencing. Act quickly to maximise stamp duty savings. www.sixtyaheyingtonplace.com.au VIEW Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | Justine Harris 0407 332 618 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au 92 The weekly review \ AUGUST 24, 2016
24 Hume Street ARMADALE AUCTION Saturday 3rd September at 11.00am (Unless sold prior) This most appealing elegant freestanding 3 bedroom Victorian is perfectly positioned in the heart of Armadale and only a momentsâ€™ walk to Union Street Park and Armadale Station, with High Street and Glenferrie Road shops and restaurants all a short stroll away. Comprising: Entrance hall, beautiful big light filled main bedroom with double doors out to North facing courtyard, 2 further bedrooms with built in robes, central bathroom, separate laundry with second w/c, well-appointed kitchen to big and bright open plan living/dining spaces with open fire, built in cupboards and double doors leading to private paved low maintenance courtyard garden ideal for year round entertaining. Other features include: Timber floors, heating, cooling and security system. www.24humestreet-armadale.com VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 | Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | James Paull 0430 338 348 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au
2B/516 Toorak Road TOORAK AUCTION Saturday 3rd September at 1.00pm (Unless sold prior) This large beautifully renovated north facing half floor apartment is approximately 20 squares of internal living with both formal and informal living zones all overlooking superb sunroom/balcony offering lovely tree lined views. Featuring a wide entrance foyer, high double French doors leading to a large open plan lounge and dining room, both offering excellent light and views, chef's gourmet kitchen with large casual meals area, 3 over sized bedrooms including the master with stunning ensuite, 2nd with powder room and a separate main bathroom. Designer parquetry, top quality kitchen appliances and a stunning handmade Moroccan tile splashback complete the package. Features: Security intercom, lock up garage and laundry. Only 2 large apartments per floor. VIEW Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 | James Paull 0430 338 348 | Toorak Office 03 9826 1000 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 24, 2016 \ The weekly review 93
AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
87-89 Grange Road TOORAK AUCTION Saturday 27th August at 1.00pm (Unless sold prior) Perfectly situated site capturing a magnificent panoramic city view from the rear of the property. Outstanding opportunity to build your new dream home or redevelop townhouses (STCA) on this prized allotment of 674m2 approx. Either way you will enjoy the city aspect from balconies incorporated into the new dwelling. The property currently consists of two homes on separate titles. Both can be easily leased whilst your new plans take shape. Prestige location with access to countless facilities, Toorak Village, transport, leading schools, and just one street from the Yarra River. Land Size: 20.1m x 33.5m (674m2) approx. www.87-89grangeroad-toorak.com VIEW Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 12.30pm Warwick Anderson 0418 320 873 | Ada Taylor 0428 058 880 | CONJUNCTIONAL AGENT Coultons Melbourne | Graham Coulton 0411 198 452
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19 Moorhouse Street, Armadale The distinctive charm of this 1923 Arts & Crafts family residence, is complemented by the understated elegance of the sun-filled interior, creating an immediate impact and a lasting impression. This stunning home on 912sqm (approx.), in a quiet pocket of Armadale, features herringbone parquetry, superb formal/informal living and entertaining areas, 2 studies, gourmet Caeserstone kitchen, 5 bedrooms, main with WIR/ensuite, 2 further bathrooms. It is surrounded by a mature Rick Eckersley garden, alfresco dining under vine clad pergolas, manicured lawns, inground trampoline, double garage plus OSP for 4 cars. 19moorhousestreet-armadale.com Auction Saturday 10th September at 11.30am Inspect Strictly by Prior Appointment Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm Marcus Chiminello 0411 411 271 Heather Elder 0413 273 079 Nicole French 0417 571 505
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2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA
EAGLEMONT 7 Glen Drive
Contemporary Splendour In Heritage Setting Designed by award-winning architect Peter Hirst, this brand-new residence on a vast landscaped block offers magnificently scaled family living with superbly zoned entertaining spaces & a self-contained recreation complex. The home, with expansive terraces, incorporates a formal living/dining wing, informal living open to bespoke kitchen/butler´s pantry, family room; 5 double BRs (3 ensuite); study; luxurious main bathroom, powder rooms & laundry. With 3-car garage, wine cellar, studio, Pool House complete with salt-chlorinated pool, gym & sauna, this distinguished home includes superior appointments, air conditioning, underfloor heating, security & IT systems.
AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT
Sat 10 September at 3pm Wed 12-12.30 & Wed 6-6.30 & Sat 4-4.45 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Liz Walker 0412 659 140
“MURRINDINDI” via Geelong Victoria
FITZROY 417 Brunswick Street Outstanding Fitzroy Investment An Imposing 2 Level Victorian Freehold > Land size: 183 sqm (approx) > Building size: 169 sqm (approx) > Zoning: Commercial 1 > Current rental income $91,316pa (approx) > 1 retail lease plus 2 residential tenancies
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AUCTION Friday 9th September at 1pm CONTACT Simon Verduci 0419 993 330 Fitzroy | 9419 5511
Outstanding Investment/Low Density Residential Zone/ Immediate Development Potential (STCA) On the edge of Lethbridge Auction: Friday 23rd September at 2.00 pm on site Inspection: Strictly by appointment with agent • 20 Acres (8 Ha) of prime positioned land, 3 road frontages including Midland Highway • Old home and shedding, underground power connected • Watered by 2 dams “Murrindindi” represents an immediate development opportunity or land bank and rural lifestyle investment on the edge of Lethbridge, 5 mins Bannockburn, 15 mins Geelong Ring Road, 17 mins Geelong (bay and beaches), 30 mins Avalon Airport, 70 mins Melbourne CBD and International Airport. Ken Drysdale 0409 195 470, Elders Geelong Web Id 10121557 | www.elders.com.au/geelong
2670 Midland Highway, Lethbridge
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'Highfield' 134 Bittern-Dromana Road MERRICKS
AUCTION Sunday 11th September at 1.00pm (Unless sold prior) Thoughtfully conceived by world renowned architect Gary George, this breathtaking 21 acre property (approx) with awe inspiring rural and Western Port views beautifully blends timber and stone, with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass ensuring an intimate connection to the spectacular outdoors where expansive decking surrounds a stunning infinity pool. From the perfectly appointed stone kitchen, two dynamic living zones, study, gym and five fitted bedrooms across two distinct wings with four luxurious bathrooms, plus extensive water storage, machinery shed and just an hour from Melbourne, ‘Highfield’ is widely regarded as one of the Peninsula’s most exceptional estates. VIEW Strictly By Appointment Lisa Fraser-Smith 0400 760 101 | Holly Longmuir 0425 737 674 | Flinders Office 03 5989 0599 | rtedgar.com.au AUGUST 24, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 169
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pride in giving our clients the best level of professional Arboricultural services to meet their needs. We have a holistic approach to the value and care of trees and their addition to the landscape. We are experienced, qualiﬁed and insured arborists. Contact us for a free quote. Contact: Russell 0411 257 793.
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