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FRINGE ON TOP The longest-running and one of the most innovative events of the Fringe Festival turns 30 this month – and it’s celebrating by going back to the past. Redesign Redesign,, this year’s Fringe Furniture theme, invites exhibitors from its early years to revisit – and reinvent – history. Expect the unexpected. ● » Fringe Furniture 30: Redesign, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford. September 14 to October 2, Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. » fringefurniture.melbournefringe.com.au » ONLINE \ More on Fringe Furniture
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Barbie’s back at the Langham for her sixth high-tea visit – and this time she means business. The menu is all about empowering every young girl to dream big: pilot plane cupcakes, doctor heartline cookies and artist-inspired macarons. The message: Be who you want to be. ●
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t’s the laugh that is the signature, that chuckle that is right now ringing out across the St Kilda cafe. It seems to embody the joy Kate Langbroek gets out of a surreal thought or a bit of mischief or the innate humour of tiny stuff in our everyday lives, the comedy borne from recognition and familiarity. We’re having coffee and Kate is sharing random thoughts – she can’t stand parents who talk endlessly about their kids, who bag Halloween as “too American” (fun-stoppers), and she says she hates cyclists when she’s driving and hates drivers when she’s cycling. There is a lot to love about Kate Langbroek, media star, mother of four, wise soul and long-time radio partner of another St Kilda legend, Dave Hughes. She talks about having four kids. “It’s so brilliant,” she says. “And trying! [there’s the laugh]. It’s a complex group of people but it’s like a little tribe. Sometimes you crave solitude and when you get it, it feels so strange, this silence that we just never have in our house.” And kids don’t leave home, either. “They’ll be 45, still living with us, trying to save up to buy a bedsit in some far-flung location that doesn’t feature on Unreal Estate.” Unreal Estate is her newest venture, a Channel Nine project in which Kate and co-presenter Cameron Knight visit exceptional properties and interview the owners. “Just a stickybeak,” says Kate of her interest in the area. “When there’s an open for inspection in my street, I’m always, ‘Come on, let’s go’. Doesn’t matter if it’s a flat, house … Love it.” She squeezed making the series between working with Hughesy on KIIS’s Drive program, which the pair have been doing since January last year, after 12 years on the Nova breakfast show. It’s a busy life, mainly a family one, certainly not one driven by the desire for fame. “It gets banned in our house, the concept of fame,” she says. “Just for being tedious. Just like devices get banned.
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PETER WILMOTH MEETS KATE LANGBROEK not celebrated. Her parents later left the church and embraced the notion of birthdays. “Now they’ve left the Witnesses of course they’re ready at every birthday, a gift, a party,” she says. “Now it suits them. ‘When you ask me to plan your milestone birthday mum/dad, why don’t we first of all just flick through all the pictures of my birthday parties you threw for me when I was little and we’ll get some inspiration. Oh hang, on, there aren’t any.’ It’s fun to persecute your parents.” Being a parent herself is the heart of her life. She lives in St Kilda with her husband Peter and their kids, aged from seven to 12. It’s a juggle. “Some days you feel like you’re amazing, and some days you feel like you’re roadkill. And I think neither is true. Or both are true.” It’s Peter who coaches them in basketball and takes them to swimming. “Because of my lack of interest in sport, I think he realised early on that if the children were going to be anything that didn’t involve being morbidly obese, he would have to run that side of things,” she says, “whereas if it was going to involve a couch and television, mummy could handle that.” In 2013 Kate spoke for the first time publicly about her eldest son Lewis, then 10, and his battle with leukaemia. Lewis had been diagnosed at the age of six and underwent three-and-a-half years of treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Last May, Kate wrote a beautiful newspaper article referring to a bravery certificate, which is stuck on the wall above Lewis’s desk. It gave some insight into the family’s journey, the sadness, the courage, the family life that had to be got on with. “I really came to prize normality through that and just ordinariness. We’re very happy for ordinary and happy. Don’t need a superstar, don’t need a super brain, don’t need an accelerated learning program …”
“Some days you feel like you’re amazing,
and some days you feel like you’re roadkill” The same way television gets banned [or] asking grown-ups how old they are. No, not your business.” Kate grew up on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and, for a few years, Papua New Guinea in a family deeply involved in the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Her father was an elder. “I only left because I couldn’t stay,” she says. “You can’t bear the claustrophobia any more of not being true to yourself.” She says there were some positives, though. “Strong sense of community, mixing with people of all ages, of all ethnicities, of all social strata. I learnt sign language because we had some deaf brothers and sisters in our congregation.” She attended five meetings a week and learnt how to prepare for “witnessing”, door-knocking with copies of the church’s magazine. “We’d act out scenarios where somebody would play the ‘worldly’ person and someone would play the Jehovah’s Witness. That probably gave me a sense of being comfortable with words or make-believe.” Kate worked at a deli in a Brisbane Coles when she was at school, “plotting my escape”, and later moved into a house with a girlfriend. It was a relief to be free. She found living with the church’s tenets restricting. “I found the paucity of ideas just really sad. It didn’t make me happy. To rule out so much … to be on the straight and narrow, which is the path you’re supposed to be on … I don’t like the straight and narrow, I like the wide road, possibly leading to destruction.” Was there rebellion later? “Anything I did that wasn’t according to the tenets of the church was rebellion.” Being raised in the Witnesses meant birthdays were 8 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
I ask after Lewis. “He’s beautiful, he’s 12, in year 7,” Kate says. “We’re up to six-monthly check-ups, which is great because we’ve gone from daily, weekly …” Last year Lewis went on a school trip to Italy. Kate and Hughesy had left Nova and were between engagements and Kate planned to “do the irritating book writer’s thing, Three Months under the Tuscan Sun”, with all the children. Then the KIIS gig came up and Kate went back to work with Hughesy. “One night I was tucking [Lewis] in, talking about the school trip and he wasn’t as happy about it as you’d imagine, and he said, ‘What if I get sick over there?’. Which gave me pause, because we don’t talk about this in our daily life.”
t was decided Lewis would go with his “adored” grandma Maree, Peter’s mother. “When Lewis was sick, Maree was the third wheel in our rickety little stool when we were in hospital.” It was meant to be a two-week trip until Maree said, ‘Do you mind if I stay longer?’. They ended up staying nearly three months. “I said to Peter, ‘That’s ludicrous. We either have to get Interpol involved or we have to go and get that boy back’. We went over and had the time there in Italy and all came back together.” Lewis’s illness was the ultimate test for a parent. “Sometimes I have to pull myself up when I’m resenting one of the responsibilities that I have as a mother, and just realise what a blessing it is,” she says. “I really try to be mindful of that because we’re very fortunate to be parents of four, to not have one that fell, you know?
Because we have seen the little ones … It’s terrible, beyond imagining. It’s something that you don’t imagine, and neither should you, because it’s really rare. But in the event of it occurring, you really don’t know yourself until that happens to you. “You don’t know what your partner’s like. You don’t know what your friends are like. You don’t know, until you face a foe that is mercurial and dark. You’re just full of dread.” I ask how she kept working on the radio, especially when she needed to be light-hearted and funny. “They said to us at the hospital when Lewis was first diagnosed, which at the time was like some sort of white noise, you couldn’t hear over the chaos of what was going on in yourself … that it is important to try and lead as normal a life as you can. “During that period we decided we would try and lead as normal a life as we could. For a number of reasons. One was we had three other little children. And the other [reason] was that if we didn’t lead a normal life, what were we saying to Lewis about what we believed was going to happen?”
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he talks about the two sides of the mask – comedy and tragedy. “My life has always been in comedy. And when tragedy was attendant, comedy saved me – as it saves a lot of people every day. It consequently gave me more respect for the work that I do. When Hughesy and I finished our last gig (at Nova), we got some astoundingly beautiful feedback from people we’d meant a lot to in difficult periods of their life. And that’s what laughter does. “I couldn’t always get in there and do the show, I missed quite a few shows, but sometimes it was the only three hours of my day that wasn’t about cancer. And it was such a salvation. It was great. And Hughesy was such a soldier.” I ask Kate if it gave her a perspective she didn’t think she’d ever need. “You don’t think about it. It’s like when people talk about having a child, I’d say, ‘I don’t know, I’ve never had a child before’. Life is a series of unfolding scenarios that you find yourself in, that you’ve never previously encountered. And that’s the point of life. And some of them are brutal … That is what happens if you live a full life, that the dreadful will eventually happen.” Peter, a former engineer who co-owns the Cherry Bar music venue in the city and is very often at home with the children, was a rock. They married in 2003. “You don’t know who you’re married to until you’re placed under those trying circumstances,” Kate says. “He’s just a very beautiful, rock-solid, kind, patient, clever, intuitive person. And where he’s slow and patient, I’m quick and decisive. We had some terrible moments where I realised things about him and he realised things about me, but the important thing was realisation, and the realisation comes from love.” Kate is now an ambassador for the Children’s Cancer Foundation and in her they are blessed with a highly articulate voice. She’s insightful, honest and, while living a life in the public glare, she’s also undeniably one of us, someone with flaws, someone feeling confusion, exasperation, tiredness, joy, pain – all those things we all feel, too. After so many years of her in our lives, we feel we know her so well and it’s certainly not because she does lots of media interviews. “Have you heard our radio show? All we do is reveal stuff about ourselves. I’m never going to be described as mysterious.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the beginning … Ruth was working in marketing before she decided to become a filmmaker and was accepted to study at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2002. Her graduate film Claudia’s Shadow won a number of awards. Six years later she launched Mondo Studio Films and began developing The Space Between – with a plot that closely mirrors her own life: the two main characters meet after Marco, played by Flavio Parenti, loses his best friend in a fatal car accident. Ruth met her own husband Davide Giusto, in her father’s hometown of Udine in Italy, on the day his best friend was killed in a car accident. “We spent two weeks together as friends, speaking broken English and Italian, connecting in a delicate moment for him – a moment that changed both of our lives. “I felt like there was a film in this story and it stayed with me for a few years until I decided it was time to write it.”
The big break … Ruth is the first local filmmaker to activate the 1996 Australian/Italian treaty, bringing together the Italian Ministry for Arts and Culture, the Fruili Venezia Giulia Film Commission and private investors and sponsors in Australia, including Ronnie Di Stasio, to co-produce and fund the film. Where to now? The Space Between is set for commercial release in Italy. The film is in the hands of Fandango Film, which is shopping it around international film festivals – with all eyes on Cannes. The best part about success? “To be able to call out ‘action’ on a film that I had been living with day and night for so long was a special moment,” says Ruth. “And working with Fiat and Alfa-Romeo between Italy and Australia and reflecting the two worlds coming together and the mutual love affair between the two is a real success for me.” If I could do it all again “I would write a book about it. I have had so many crazy experiences that I wish I could have captured all those moments and not forgotten those memories.” ● JANE ROCCA email@example.com
What’s the buzz? Melbourne writer-director Ruth Borgobello has spent the past eight years dreaming of making a feature film. This week she’ll see it all come to fruition when The Space Between debuts on opening night of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival. A cross-cultural romantic drama, it’s the first official Australian-Italian co-production made under a treaty signed between the two countries in 1996.
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JANE ROCCA ROUNDS UP THE FOUR KEY FASHION lookS YOU NEED TO refresh YOUR WARDROBE this SPRING PLEATS
The look Accordion-like folds appear everywhere in fashion this season – from shirts to skirts, even pants, there are gentle folds in shiny fabrics for a feminine and shimmery look.
The look White looks chic in magazines, but the key to looking sharp when you’re out and about is to opt for white crepes, cotton-linen mixes and lined varieties in skirts. White is also right in wide-legged pants, sport luxe-inspired long dresses with cut-out shoulders, crew necks and jumpsuits.
Match it with? A pleated skirt looks great with ankle boots or summer sandals.
Match it with? Depending on the occasion, you can wear white trackside in pants with a ruffle-tiered sleeveless top, teamed with cool sneakers for a sport luxe look or add a contrast blazer for resort style.
Who should wear it? The pleated skirt best suits slim waistlines or you’ll find the pleating won’t sit the way it looks in magazines. Maybe try Carla Zampatti for definition.
Who does it best? Romance Was Born captures the pleats perfectly with their Rainbow Pleat skirt, $550. Carla Zampatti also delivers elegance with a black/ white pleat pant and frill-neck top ($549 and $499 respectively).
Who should wear it? You need to be confident to wear white because it’s oh-so revealing of bulges and panty lines. And you need to watch where you’re sitting. White looks best on tall, slender women, unless you combine it with contrast colours in your outfit.
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The look From sailor stripes to floral, Aztec to animal print – prints rule this season.
The look Shoulders will be on show this season, whether it be in off-the-shoulder fitted body-con dresses or gypsy ruffle tops. More modest modern mavens may prefer shoulder cut-outs.
Match it with? Print tops work best with solid colour pants or skirts, or if you choose a printed bottom go for a plain top.
Match it with? Off-the-shoulder tops look great with jeans or skirts. Opt for resort chic in white and pastel blues. If you’re going for a fitted dress, you have plenty of bare-shouldered choices in monochrome tones, pastels and embroidered lace.
Who does it best? We can’t go past Yeojin Bae’s selection of off-the-shoulder dresses that will take you from cocktail to spring racing with ease.
Who should wear it? Printed floral jumpsuits suit the young at heart, printed kaftans will thrill beach babes and printed playsuits look great on leggy figures.
Who should wear it? The great thing about this look is that it suits any body shape. Just make sure you exfoliate your back and shoulders and prime with bronzer or fake tan. Fitted silhouettes work on busty women, while frilly off-the-shoulder tops are ideal for slimmer shapes.
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Whoâ€™s fawlty now? Steve Dow meets comedy
legend John Cleese
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ohn Cleese has found his happy place, with a feline touch. He still fires up about venal stupidity and bureaucrats promoted beyond ability. But with wife number four, UK-born, US-raised jewellery designer Jennifer Wade, the 196-centimetre British comedian and master of silly walks has found a playful soulmate. He has just been on the phone to her this morning discussing expensive parquet flooring for their London flat, which he justifies by reminding her it’s where he intends to spend his remaining years. “It’s a joyful relationship, which I’ve never been in before,” he says. “We just tease each other all the time.” I catch up with John while he’s on a break from seeing eight shortlisted Australian actors do their best “Basil” for a new stage version of Fawlty Towers, based on three episodes of the 1970s BBC classic hit series set in a hotel in England’s Torquay. He co-wrote the series with first wife Connie Booth, who played waitress and chambermaid, Polly. The stage show had its world premiere in Sydney in August and opens next week at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre. Now 76, John is dressed in a blue suit, his hair and moustache white, his voice a little more hoarse these days. But mention of Jennifer, 44, turns his tone to a non-Basil softness. “She’s extraordinary, in terms of ideas. She’s very playful and we have, thank god, no children.” (John has two daughters: actor Cynthia, 45, to Connie Booth, and
comedian Camilla, 32, to his second wife, the late actor Barbara Trentham.) “We have four wondrous cats. And we spend a lot of time,” he says, breaking into laughter, “talking about the cats as though they were children.” Do he and Jennifer do the cats’ voices at home? “Yes!” he says. “Sometimes! When I ring home, she’ll sometimes answer as one of the cats. She usually pretends to be Felix, and she’s having an affair with Felix. I don’t like Felix. I don’t trust him. She actually goes up in the middle of the night and gives him a kiss on the mouth, and I’m not kidding. “So I always pretend that I’m a bit suspicious about what’s going on.” John says he suggested, just today, that the
steakhouse institution Vlado’s. “I walked into it the first time and I stopped stone dead because I’d never seen so many dead animals on display,” he says of the meat in the glass case. “You can’t see what anything is because the fur’s off; it’s all bleeding flesh. It’s some of the best meat I’ve had in my life.” When John and Connie Booth first proposed Fawlty Towers to the BBC, some boffins questioned whether the concept had fresh meat on the bone. In 1974, a BBC comedy script editor, Ian Main, wrote: “I’m afraid I thought this one as dire as its title. A collection of cliches and stock characters which I can’t see being anything but a disaster.”
“many people in charge have no idea that they have no idea what they’re doing” pair move to Australia, so much does he love the place. But a long plane ride and jetlag convince him we’re too far away. “I get to Melbourne, and it’s so interesting culturally – unbelievable restaurants, best theatre in Australia – but I wish they’d do something about the buildings. I’m always disappointed by the architecture downtown. Isn’t that funny?” He loves Melbourne’s Chinatown, the National Gallery of Victoria’s collections – “absolutely fabulous” – and Richmond’s
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“I only came across the letter many years later,” says John now, “but it was so funny because he was so wonderfully damning about it … Isn’t it fascinating that somebody in that position – not a passing plumber, but somebody whose job it was to assess comedy scripts, could get it quite so badly wrong. Fascinating. But what you discover, if you’ve had my experience, is that very few people in charge know what they’re doing. But many of them have no idea that they have no idea what they’re doing.”
Surprisingly, given its cult status, there were only 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers ever made, across two seasons, in 1975 and 1979. Still in 2004, it was voted the top BBC comedy by foreign viewers – including those in Germany. The series was inspired by a real “gloriously rude” hotelier John and Connie encountered at a Torquay hotel called the Gleneagles. The late Donald Sinclair was “physically quite small, and his wife rather large”. The original hotel was only recently demolished. John inverted the sizes. “So it was the kind of henpecked husband cliche, but because I was the big one and Sybil was small, it was slightly disguised. He’s frightened of her.” Several weeks after our interview, John reveals that his Basil will be Australian actor Stephen Hall, 47, a comedian and writer for Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell. Sybil will be played by local stage actor Blazey Best. These are comic actors John feels won’t just impersonate the roles but put their own stamp on the characters. But I still can’t imagine anyone other than the originals: him, Prunella Scales (Sybil), Connie and Andrew Sachs (Manuel). “Well,” John says, “there’s a play called Hamlet that’s been done quite a lot, and each actor does it in his own way, and it still works.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org » Fawlty Towers Live opens at the Comedy Theatre on September 21. fawltytowerslive.com.au
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Ask the wine guy
I love drinking shiraz with a steak Q but it’s time to explore other wines. What do you recommend?
W H AT T O D R I N K W I T H B E N T H O M A S
It’s all about the tannins when it A comes to matching wine with red meat. The drying, astringent tannins
Pizzini Pietra Rossa Sangiovese 2014 (King Valley) $28; 13.5%
Vistalba Corte C Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 (Mendoza, Argentina) $34; 14%
It’s fair to say Pizzini leads the pack when it comes to Australian sangiovese. This is filled with plums, spice, earth and dark cherries – on the nose and the juicy palate. The way the savoury fruit seamlessly makes way to the drying tannins is spot-on. This went better with food and I’m sure that’s the way it was intended. ●
From the Lujan de Cuyo subregion of Mendoza, these grapes are grown at 950 metres above sea level. It’s incredibly drinkable, with plum, blackberry and dark cherry flavours at first, then powder-fine tannins take over, drying out the sweet flavours to push them to a lengthy finish. ●
in wine – there’s more of them in red – cut through the fat in the meat. The fat mellows the tannins, too, helping to release wine’s flavour. The gauchos in Argentina match their steaks with malbec, a juicy, tannic wine that’s grown high up in the Andes. In Italy, you’ll most likely be drinking a sangiovese-dominant chianti with a Flintstones-sized bistecca alla Fiorentina. ● GOT A QUESTION EMAIL \
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Garzon Tannat 2014 (Uruguay) $32; 14% The word tannin, it’s said, is derived from the tannat grape and on the tannin scale, this grape goes to 11. Originally from France, tannat is the grape of Uruguay. The tannins in this play an important role. Their drying character brings the wine’s sweet raspberry, plum, cherry and nutty flavour into neat balance. ● Enjoy with \ Grass-fed tomahawk steak
BARGAIN BUY Yalumba Galway Vintage Malbec 2013 (Barossa Valley) $17; 13% Labelled as a limited edition, this malbec brings back fond memories of my uni days, when Yalumba Galway Hermitage was the red of choice. This smells of wet stones, plums and berries. It has concentrated and earthy berry flavours, neatly balanced with sandy tannins. ● Enjoy with \ Beef and olive empanadas
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can the wish list of any cook worth their whisk and you’ll find a copper pot – not too big or tricked-up – brought back from some distant place. Copper pots bring out the best in ingredients across multiple cuisines and get better with age. Considering chef Ash Davis’ thoughtful approach to his ever-shifting pan-European menu and the attention to detail inside what looks to be just another Seddon shopfront, you can be sure that the name Copper Pot was no accident. Dishes here are inspired by travels abroad. In the space of the first four dishes, we go to Germany, where a duck and pig fat schmear replaces the butter on house-made bread; Spain for jamon and manchego “toasties”; France with sea snails served “the way they should be” (agreed!) with garlic and parsley butter; and then to Italy for ricotta gnudi with crispy kale. Farmers dictate the menu but sometimes locals pop in with surplus kitchen garden bounty, such as rhubarb, which ends up on the menu too. For dessert, we’re back to Germany for Black Forest in a glass, using Australia’s own Zokoko chocolate to give the mousse a boozy cherry flavour. ● email@example.com ● 105 Victoria Street, Seddon ● 8590 3505 ● copperpotseddon.com
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BRUNCH \ STAGGER LEE’S in Fitzroy. Chris’ menu is forever changing, forward-thinking and always has some hangover-crushing specials on the weekend. TO SEE & BE SEEN \ TOWN MOUSE has seriously sophisticated food, a great drinks list and attentive service. FANCY DINNER \ SAINT CRISPIN Elegant, technique-driven and seasonal with great service in a relaxed atmosphere. They have
definitely earned every one of their accolades, and maybe even more. A QUIET DINNER \ As a lover of anything that I can eat with my hands, caveman style … a kilo of pork ribs and jacket potato with all the trimmings at SQUIRES LOFT in South Yarra is one of my favourites. Nothing fancy, just consistent and always delicious. A DATE \ KAPPO is Melbourne’s best-kept secret. Intricate Japanese food with a modern
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COOKING \ It’s only taken me three years, but I’ve finally tracked down some of Queensland’s Olympus Halloumi and I’m never looking back. Unlike other brands, this one holds its shape tremendously in the pan, delivering foolproof grilled cheese salad realness every time. Hallelu. ●
GOING TO \ The Good Food Guide Awards gala is one of the hottest foodie tickets all year, and from what I hear the room gets loose. Follow on my #instastory for as much behind-the-scenes action as I can get away with posting. ●
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EATING \ There’s no “sucking on a lemon” face here, because when life hands you lemonades you eat them (because they’re only in season ever-so-briefly – right now). In fact, they’re so special I’m not at all surprised that Beyonce dedicated her last album to this lemon-mandarin hybrid. ●
READING \ I didn’t expect to stumble upon a food book at a furniture store, but Eat Me: Appetite for Design Design (Victionary, $63 @ Space Furniture) is chock-full of gorgeous gastronomic design, packaging and interiors. It’s so delicious, I could just eat it up (but it looks like someone already beat me to it). ●
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with String of Pearls. “The older sister has died and the others have moved hell and high water to travel interstate so they can be together to see this show, listen to these songs again and remember their sister,” Deborah says. “I found that extraordinarily moving.” There’s also a sense of looking backwards to Deborah’s newest record, Everybody’s Begging Begging. She describes the album as a commentary on music and artists she loves, including Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. It’s the latest in a series of musical collaborations with her partner Willy Zygier, who she met while touring String of Pearls in 1991 and with whom she has three daughters. Together, they might just have founded a musical dynasty. “My eldest daughter is currently finishing off a music theatre degree, my middle daughter has gone to Monash to study music and my youngest daughter said to me the other day, very exasperated, ‘Oh, I don’t know what else to do, I suppose I’ll join a band!’.” Deborah laughs. “That’s a good attitude.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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Moneypenny (Sascha Kelly) tells her own story, taking you through decades of the various Bonds she’s known while singing all the classics. ■ September 20-25, 9.30pm. The Basement, Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Cost: $27 full; $23 concession. hawthornartscentre.com.au
SING, BABY, SING This casual, interactive meeting of parents, carers and babies will introduce babies to the rhythm of language and musical books to enjoy. Designed for children under 12 months. ■ September 14, 2pm at Kew Library, corner Cotham Road and Civic Drive, Kew, and September 16, 2pm at Ashburton Library, 154 High Street, Ashburton. libraries.boroondara.vic.gov.au MELBOURNE FRINGE MONEYPENNY The Bond series is one of the most iconic of our time, but what about the women involved? See things from a different perspective as
SNOWDEN ADVANCED SCREENING Get in and see this biographical thriller on the same day as its release in the US. The film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Nicolas Cage, is based on The Snowden Files book and tells the gripping story of Edward Snowden’s leaking of National Security Agency documents in 2013. ■ September 16, 7pm. Lido Cinemas, 675 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn. Cost: $10. Members only. lidocinemas.com.au
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» Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier, The Beginning and The End, Arts Centre Melbourne, September 22. Tickets: $65. deborahconway.com Everybody’s Begging is out now.
SASCHA KELLY \ MONEYPENNY
t’s not quite the beginning, but Deborah Conway’s career is going strong. This month marks 25 years since her solo debut String of Pearls crashed into the charts. The Windsor-based songwriter is celebrating with special gigs at which she’ll perform the album in full, side by side with her new record. Does she recognise the young woman who made her album? “Of course!” Deborah says. “It is a little bit like looking at an old photo album, but there’s enormous recognition there and embarrassment is at a minimum. Which is good.” Deborah says she’s well aware of the power of nostalgia and knows the audience will bring their own connections. Recently, she had an email from a woman belonging to a family of four sisters – the eldest was obsessed
MUSIC TA-KE 2: JAPANESE MUSIC IN THE MOONLIGHT It is said that world-renowned bamboo flautist Yasukazu Kano can conjure up the sounds of the birds, ocean breezes and forest winds of his native Sado Island through his music. Witness him as he joins forces with Australia’s Got Talent finalist Noriko T Tadano and a host of talented Japanese musicians living in Australia this weekend. ■ September 24, doors open 6pm for 6.30pm start. Isabel McComas Hall, Toorak T Campus (Geelong Grammar School), 14 Douglas Street, T Toorak. Cost: adults $28; under 12s $18 when pre-booked. At the door: adult $30; under 12s $20. trybooking.com/LVLA ● COMPILED BY JANE HONE
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Nine is hoping this new comedy drama will be the next Offspring Offspring. Certainly, it’s packed with so many familiar faces and ideas that it’s hard not to see it as a winner. The basic premise is borrowed from Doc Martin. High-flying surgeon Hugh is exiled to a country town and has to cope with meeting actual patients as a GP. The script is fast and funny, with Rodger Corser proving a thoroughly likeable rogue. ● DOCTOR DOCTOR \ RODGER CORSER
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The music of our youth gets its hooks into our hearts more deeply than any other. With his sixth album, Anthony Callea returns to the songs that made him, tackling hits from the Bangles, TLC, Wilson Phillips and Queen. If the choices are a tad obvious, the renditions aren’t. In stripping some songs back and slowing others down, Anthony finds something new in the well-worn. ●
Grant & I by Robert Forster $35 (Penguin)
There’s a legend that every great rock band needs a poet and a priest. One songwriter dedicated to the music, the other to living life large. Aussie pop group the Go-Betweens were fascinating for teaming two very different singer-songwriters – the sweetly melodic Grant McLennan and ragged rock poet Robert Forster. Robert’s account of their journey is as compelling as it is sprightly. ●
FRINGE FESTIVAL This year’s edgiest arts fest draws a literal ring around the city’s heart. Large-scale installation Sky Light will connect our tallest buildings using 12 lasers and lead audiences on an audio-visual tour of the CBD. This is just one of 450 events across Melbourne, showcasing the range of art we embrace. Highlights include Fringe Furniture and a new stream fusing art and delicious food. ■ September 15 – October 2, melbournefringe.com.au
THE ROYAL SHOW Whether your kids are into food, funfairs or farm animals, they’ll find plenty at this year’s grand show. The nursery will feature 500 adorable baby animals, while an outdoor display will feature their older, not-so-cute cousins, be they cow, horse, goat or alpaca. Adults might prefer the food pavilion, with its dessert bar and selection of our best craft beer. The fun continues into the night with music, musters and motocross displays. ■ Melbourne Showgrounds, September 17-27, royalshow.com.au
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SNUGGLEPOT & CUDDLEPIE Snugglepot and Cuddlepie are gumnut babies on a mission – they want to glimpse a human being. It takes them to the big smoke, meeting strange characters aplenty including the villainous Big Bad Banksia Man. It’s 100 years since the publication of May Gibbs’ first bush fairy tale. Adapted by Monkey Baa Theatre Company, this production updates the language but leaves the charm intact. ■ Arts Centre Melbourne, September 17-25, $26-$39, ages 5-10, artscentremelbourne.com.au KIDS
BRIDGET JONES’S BABY Cinema’s most celebrated FILM singleton returns to the patter of tiny feet as Bridget (Renee Zellweger) finds herself in her stickiest love triangle yet. Is the perennially handsome Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) the father or is it newcomer Jack (Patrick Dempsey)? As romcoms go, the first Bridget Jones is an all-time great. There are enough jokes in the trailer to hope film number three might be a return to form, but Hugh Grant’s charming cad will be much missed. ■ bridgetjonesbaby.com.au
THE DRAW: A SYMPHONY The AFL and the MSO might CONCERT seem odd bedfellows, but drama lies at the heart of both footy and symphony. This collaboration will see a full orchestra play a specially composed soundtrack alongside an edited film of the nail-biting 2010 grand final draw between Collingwood and St Kilda. Composed by Melbourne’s Tamil Rogeon, the music will tease out tension and character from the footage. ■ Hamer Hall, September 22, $59-$150, artscentremelbourne.com.au
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With spookily prescient timing, Viavision is releasing two of the late Gene Wilder’s greatest hits. Both films pair Gene with Richard Pryor to great effect. The duo have a rare comic chemistry, particularly on the more ramshackle and improvised Stir Crazy Crazy. See No Evil is a more sturdy affair but has aged surprisingly well. ● STIR CRAZY \ GENE WILDER & RICHARD PRYOR
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Who is she? Sonia is a government policy writer who is currently on maternity leave. It was motherhood that sparked a creative impulse and turned her into an accidental designer and engineer.
nearly sold all the baskets from her first order, with one lady buying all 10 in the range and some stores already stocking the product.
SONIA HARVEY The Business \ PRAMBASKET w h at ’ s t h e b i g i d e a ?
Prambasket is an extra storage compartment that can be attached to prams, making life easier for parents when out and about, such as shopping, picnicking or going to the beach.
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The hunt is on for Melbourne’s most brilliant budding entrepreneur. The winner of TWR’s inaugural Startup Star award will win a prize package worth more than $10,000.
Biggest win “The reaction from people … And the fact I can make life easy for mums – and dads! That we’ve made something that wasn’t there before, that people want and need.”
The inspiration As a new mother in 2012, Sonia attempted her first grocery shopping “you have expedition and found herself What I’ve learnt so far to go with struggling with the task of carrying “To go with your intuition. what you items as well as pushing the pram. Sometimes there are so many “I got home and I said, ‘I’m never decisions to be made but you have think” doing that again.’” to go with what you think and not let Assuming that other mothers had a the doubt creep in. I was reluctant to secret for getting around the lack of storage back myself.” on prams, Sonia spoke to mothers, watched them in the supermarket and searched far and In five years’ time I’d like to be … wide for a solution. When she couldn’t find “I would like Prambasket to be a household one, she set about coming up with her own. name – to be the next essential baby item, like a nappy bag. I’d love to see us in major The story so far department stores and baby stores … Also, After being spurred on by her mothers’ group, I want to give mums a product that’s even Sonia got the idea patented – a process that more sophisticated and beautiful.” ● JANE HONE confirmed there was no similar product. It’s been only 12 months since she got » prambasket.com Prambasket off the ground but Sonia has
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WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING A MOTHER OF SIX?
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Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre 1 Grace Street, Hawthorn 8393 9500 Following a recent redevelopment, this old favourite’s new gym is equipped with the latest in cardio equipment.
Harold Holt Swim Centre 1409-1413 High Street, Glen Iris 8290 1678 With a focus on learning to swim, this centre boasts a hydrotherapy pool, outdoor heated pool, spa, sauna, group fitness classes and health club.
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The reality Adam Cullen’s paintings are liberally displayed throughout the hotel that bears his name, as you’d expect; the combination of his raw vitality and the cool, modern finishings is edgy and energetic. Equally vibrant are Astrid and Paige from Runway Room, who wield brush and hairdryer with verve and transform my partner into someone altogether new. And the bubbles are delicious! The pay-off By the end of it, the hair is immaculate, contouring has been completed and the smoky-eye look is in place – and my partner looks pretty good, too. We have one last sip, sigh contentedly, and head out to see all that Chapel Street has to offer. We each lust after a new pair of boots, and complete a mini pub crawl that continues even after we are replete from dinner. Best of all? Returning to
the clutches of the room’s sublime, seductive mattress, cocooning you in its embrace as the world spins. What a dream. Not only the mattress but the linen is available to buy, for those with liquid assets and refined taste. The pain factor Remember to hydrate, lest ye suffer on the morrow. Who should do it? Anyone looking to be pampered or wanting to look their best before a night on the town. The bill Sparkling & Sass packages start from $318 for a stay in a Studio Suite; prices increase in tandem with the fanciness of the rooms.
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SALES PITCH “A carefully curated collection of hard-to-source Scandinavian products”
Who’s behind the counter? Nat Wheeler and Kristy Sadlier met at mothers’ group five years ago while on maternity leave from corporate jobs. Kristy was decorating her son’s bedroom when Nat, who’d always been obsessed with Scandinavian textiles and interiors, helped her source an item. “Kristy said, ‘It’s hard to find a piece like this in Australia – maybe we should start an online business’,” Nat says. The pair started working on the business at night. It helped that Nat had a background in fine arts while Kristy had been an account manager. When Norsu rapidly grew in popularity, they both left behind the corporate world. The Malvern East shopfront opened two years ago. What’s in store? The shop is a wonderland of Scandinavian homewares (candles, plant holders, ceramics), soft furnishings in blush and grey (especially cushions), rugs, couches, dining tables, bedside tables, beds and artwork. “We’re known for our prints,” Nat says. “At the moment we have 150 in the range, with most of them exclusive to Norsu.” The Malvern East shop has a room – dubbed the “artLAB” – dedicated to prints.
This stylish, functional Menu Bottle condiment grinder set comes in a variety of colours to work with any palette. It also sits neatly upright so you don’t end up with salt and pepper on your table. Cost: $139.
Twelve weeks ago, the women expanded into their Hawthorn shopfront after finding their customers wanted not just pieces, but a whole look. The new shop has showrooms where their design flair can run wild. Who’s buying? With an Instagram following of nearly 200,000, the shop attracts plenty of “trendy 20-somethings” and mothers with young families who are decorating their homes. ● JANE HONE
F I N D U S AT Wonderland: Norsu, a Scandinavian-inspired homewares shop in Hawthorn. (SCOTT McNAUGHTON)
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eriously, Iâ€™d try to find the extra $6000 for the Sturbocharged Q30 Sport. With an additional 40 kilowatts the two-litre is quicker off the line and
But now, with the Q30, it has a genuine contender for serious sales volumes. The car is well-equipped, very well made and the price is definitely right. The Q30 owes its being to Mercedes-Benz. The underpinnings and the engines are of Mercedes GLA origin, but while GLAs start at $48,000 and go to $94,000, the Infiniti starts at $43,000 and peaks at $60,000. The 1.6-litre GT is also five grand less than Audiâ€™s 1.4-litre Q3. Go for the GT, the cheapest model. The GTâ€™s ride is brilliant and its turbocharged 1.6 has good acceleration and overtaking power. Given the specification â€“ standard equipment includes navigation with traffic updates, rain-sensing wipers, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, cruise control, emergency braking â€“ the GT is a bargain. â—?
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better around the bends. But what I liked most was the very comfortable sports seating, much nicer headlining and the Alcantara upholstery extending to the dash. You also get seat heaters, lane departure warning and lots of bits and pieces, including better-looking wheels with run-flat tyres. The Q30 is good looking and feels nicely solid. The interior is very well sorted with easy navigation, well-placed controls and clear, logical instrumentation. Fit and finish is first-class. The cargo area is good and while rear seating is ideally for kids, two adults can ride there in reasonable comfort. So we get to the downers. Thereâ€™s no spare wheel, you get a tyre repair kit and, despite the big screen, thereâ€™s no reversing camera until you get to the sports premium model at $57,000. How silly is that? â—?
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THE ART OF DEVELOPMENT 661 CHAPEL ST
elbourne is home to some of the most recognised buildings in the world – a mix of design and colour bringing built artworks to the street. One of the newest is 661 Chapel St in South Yarra, adding its style to the fashionable end of town. The outside of the building, to which architects and interior designers Bird de la Coeur have added their vision and flair, has a unique, slender, curved shape flowing with the street and a kiln-shaped base with a masonry finish. The porte cochere entrance, finished with a blue, cobblestone path, goes into a four-storey, glass lantern lobby with stunning sculptures and suspended orbs by Israeli artist Omer Arbel. Ornate touches include onyx, which has been used to construct the walls in 661 Chapel St’s Grand Library and is cut as fine as possible to give the space an amber glow when light hits. There are works from French crystal artisans Lalique, who have collaborated with British artist Damien Hirst. The motif in his work is the butterfly, presented in three forms that represent love, hope and beauty. Such beauty moves through the building into the other common areas, which converge on level six. A spa, gym, sun deck, winter garden and 25-metre lap pool feature stunning views and each is a work of art that changes day by day, from light to dark, from sun to rain, and back again. These unobstructed views of Melbourne’s CBD and the Yarra River can never be built out by another development because of planning measures. Apartment interiors offer buyers a number of options and feature finishes, including artfully engineered timber floors.
Developer Gamuda Land’s chief operating officer Ngan Chee Meng says buyers can also add their own artistic style and flair to the apartments, with the option of customising their own look and layout with the help of Bird de la Coeur.
Buyers have the option of joining two apartments together – or even of buying an entire floor. Ngan says there are already buyers wanting to customise their living spaces. “We do provide pre-combined floor plans as well as upgrade options, such as wardrobe finishes and kitchen appliances for certain types of apartments to make the customisation process easier,” he says. “Having said that, the ability to customise does come with some time constraints, in the sense that once the building works commence to a certain level the customisation options may be limited. “So if a client is keen to customise, they should definitely get in early and start talking to us now.” ● MELISSA HEAGNEY firstname.lastname@example.org
661 CHAPEL ST Address \ 661 Chapel Street, South Yarra Developer \ Gamuda Land Building & interior design \ Bird de la Coeur Sales \ 0411 523 355 Display \ 10 Daly Street, South Yarra Open \ 10am-3pm daily » 661chapelst.com
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From $499,800 - $3,209,800 Life is a series of moments. Make them memorable. From a privileged position on Melbourneâ€™s most famous riverfront boulevard, 88 Melbourne rises above the bustling city to feature soaring views stretching from lush gardens to a sparkling skyline. The peak of perfection; the epitome of metropolitan lifestyle. A new standard of living not yet seen in this iconic location awaits.
Actual view from level 55
For more information call Christian Numa 0409 141 510 Visit the display suite at 88 Queensbridge Street, Southbank. Open daily 10am - 5pm
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SKY HIGH DESIGN 88 MELBOURNE special promotion
The look of a luxury hotel & the feel of home
(KERRY PHELAN DESIGN OFFICE)
elbourne is well known as the world’s most liveable city but it is also becoming one of the world’s most stylish – not just because of the very fashionable people who call Melbourne home. The architecture and interior design of historic and modern buildings is definitely turning heads. One such modern building is the latest luxury development by New Sky Group – 88 Melbourne – in Queensbridge Street, Southbank. It is being dubbed a “diamond in the sky” because of its distinctive shape and use of glass exteriors. The building’s interior designer, Kerry Phelan Design Office (KPDO), says many of the projects it has worked on in hospitality, hotels and luxury homes have inspired its work on these apartments. KPDO director Daniel Stellini says the designs at 88 Melbourne are the result of countless hours of developed ideas for clients, with bespoke outcomes, and infusing these into the apartments’ designs. “We like to bring into our work lessons learnt from our success in luxury hospitality and residential – that is, you feel like you have arrived into a hotel room yet the spaces perform as an apartment being your home as well,” Daniel says. Their approach also took into account their work in the luxury homes they have worked on around the globe, these informing many of the lifestyle trends that become popular in the apartment market later. “With high-rise apartment projects, there is an obvious modulated approach required to maximise economy of scale, yet it’s small touches [that count], like leather wardrobe handles, wallpaper to display niches, bronzed mirrors and exfoliated granite to add tactile experiences,” Daniel says. “With 88 Melbourne we’ve actually taken a lot of what we’ve done in the luxury houses into the detail of the apartments.” He says the interiors have warm, textural palettes including highly durable veneers, stones and timbers to resonate with a layered and engaging homely feel, maximising the advantage of natural light to all spaces of the residences. “All fixtures and tapware are the highest quality. Our lighting strategy avoids the sea of ceiling downlights. With gallery-like track lighting for the dwellers, flexibility is complemented with pearlescent wall lights in kitchen and bathrooms providing a lateral (horizontal) light rather than overhead.” Large island benches feature in
WARM, TEXTURAL PALETTES
DANIEL STELLINI \ KPDO
kitchens and these can double as a bar or entertainment zone. Daniel says it’s also one of the first developments in Melbourne using top-end Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances in the kitchens. The design elements spill over into the shared spaces as well, with muted and warm tones used in the lap pool, gym, private wine room, boardroom and building entrance, giving it a hotel feel. The building has stunning views of Melbourne’s CBD to the north, the botanic gardens to the east and Albert Park and Port Phillip to the south. “Sense of place is important to us, integrating our schemes with the overall architectural strategy, importantly maximising view … we hope all of this contributes to making you feel special in the space.” ● MELISSA HEAGNEY email@example.com
88 MELBOURNE Address \ 88 Queensbridge Street, Southbank Developer \ New Sky Group Architecture \ RotheLowman Interior \ Kerry Phelan Design Office Sales \ Christian Numa 0409 141 510 Display suite \ 88 Queensbridge Street, Southbank Open \ 10am-3pm daily » 88melbourne.com.au/home SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 29
THE STYLIST BEVERLEY JOHANSON GOES ON THE INSIDE
Full cow skull with horns, 80-89cm, $1995. Wing chair, $895; feather grey scatter cushion, $65; linen throw, $145. Silver antique adjustable floor lamp, $795. Tall slim end table, brass, $395. Cirque end table, $595. Senufo stool, medium, $495. Brown and white cowhide carpet, $1295.
elbourne has gone tribal. This exotic and colourful look is all about reconnecting with nature through organic forms and rustic textures – and the hottest influence is African. Anna Weylandt, buyer for South Africa-based Weylandts furniture and interior design company, gives us her top tips for styling the look. ●
All from Weylandts Melbourne.
The range of textures that can be used is probably greater than any other decor style. Leather, wood and other natural materials are essential to the look. Feathers, fabrics, hides and ceramics add layers of interest.
REL AXED APPROACH
African decor is not all tribal patterns and masks. The style is relaxed and textural and highlights the raw materials of the objects used.
Warm, natural colours work best as a base – think rich cream and stone and wood.
E XOT I C M O M E N T S
Accent the space with a few small items such as patterned scatter cushions, bamileke stools and art.
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Don’t clutter. Quality pieces or large artworks give maximum impact. ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bamileke feather headdress, $595, from Safari Fusion
CHANDELIER Sash bead chandelier, from $1998, from klaylife
HEAD Impala head, $495, from Safari Fusion
CONSOLE Bone inlay console, $3200, from Fenton & Fenton
CHAIR Plantation butterfly chair, $1199, from Atelier Lane
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BASKET Bucket basket, $39.95, from Oxfam Australia
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COOKBOOK Alex: This is my favourite cookbook, which was given to me for Christmas. My friend knows I’m right into health and wholefoods so thought this would give me a little more inspiration – and it did. Salads can get quite boring but this one has a lot of really yummy recipes with some different dressings. It’s really good for summer.
PERSONAL SPACE AT H O M E W I T H S C O T T & A L E X P E N D L E B U R Y
ollingwood captain Scott Pendlebury is one of the AFL’s most elite footballers, whose achievements include a Premiership and a Norm Smith medal. His wife Alex runs the Simple Sensible Nutrition company, where she works as a qualified nutritionist and wellness coach – and still finds time to model. The power couple have taken their passion for health and wellness a step further this year, becoming co-owners of boutique fitness club Progression Fitness in Cremorne, as well as investors and ambassadors for healthy pre-made meal company Dineamic. “On those nights where we’re really busy we can just go to the fridge and it’s there, done for us. The food is well balanced, it’s nutritious and we can trust what’s in it,” Scott
says of Dineamic. “For athletes and young professionals it’s ideal.” The newlyweds and their dog Lenni have made an apartment in Port Melbourne their temporary home while they build in Elwood. “[We decided] if we were going to live in an apartment, a big balcony with a lot of room for Lenni was a must,” Alex says. “We light candles for ambiance, we have a lot of greenery and the city view is really incredible. I wake up at five to open the club or exercise so I always catch the sunrise. “Scott can also do his recovery by just walking across the road [to the beach].” ● SIOBHAN CALAFIORE email@example.com » simplesensiblenutrition.com
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Scott: We actually were discussing whether or not to get a dog and then [Alex] came home with one. Lenni was a good luck charm. We got her in 2010 and we won the flag that year. The next day we had family and friends over and she is in every photo along with the medal. She is the little baby of the family for now.
Alex: This is one of our favourite wedding photos, which Scott’s parents had printed on canvas for us. Our ur very first holiday together was in Bali when we were 19 so we thought we’d go back there and get married. We invited 120 of our friends, family and the [Collingwood] team, and everyone came.
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CANDLE Alex: This copper candle is a favourite. It’s from a store on Bay Street. We use it at night for ambiance as we try not to have the apartment too artificially lit. It’s a nice way to switch off and get ready for bed. Not being around bright lights helps us sleep a lot better. 32 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
PUMA 200 GAMES GIFT Scott: Puma was kind enough to make these up for me for my 200th game. They know I’m a massive sneaker fan and they’ve put a few of my achievements on the box. Actually, when I first got them I thought I was going to wear them, and then I realised they weren’t to be worn. It’s a pretty cool representation of my career to date and hopefully they make me a premiership pair soon.
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LABOR R & LOVE 367 D DANDENONG G RO ROAD, ARMADALE, 3143
andenong Road is one of Melbourne’s great boulevards – wider than St Kilda Road and with yet more trees, including its central plantation of London plane trees. The famous boulevard is lined with some of the most substantial real estate in Melbourne, with many houses nearly 100 years old. From the mansion at 367 Dandenong Road, you even get a view of Port Phillip Bay. The property is in the electorate of Higgins, which has had a Liberal tradition since its inception in 1949. It has been held by two prime ministers (Harold Holt and Sir John Gorton) and, for 19 years, by former federal treasurer Peter Costello. But this address has closer associations with the other side of politics. The grand art deco house was built in 1935. Its most famous owner was Saul Same, who lived there with his family for 45 years until 1998. Saul established Gloweave, a ready-to-wear shirt company. He was a great supporter of the Labor Party and entertained every Labor prime minister at this house during his years in residence. He was also loved and respected by the Jewish community. This is a resort-style house whose triple-brick build insulates it from traffic noise. It has a north-south tennis court, swimming pool and a fabulous fitout for families. There are six bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal and informal living and dining rooms, and a fantastic informal living area that opens to the north-facing deck and pool. It is also a “party house” that comfortably fits 200 guests inside and out. It has hosted all kinds of celebrations, from 13th birthdays to 21sts, 40ths and 50ths, and Christmas Day festivities. Toorak architect Anthea Bickford bought the house from Saul Same in 1998 and completed a major renovation over three years. The vendors have also done plenty of work, including installing $100,000 worth of water tanks to support the garden, and other major, often unseen work, such as plumbing and wiring. They also updated the deck and pool surrounds.
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The architect kept the house’s art deco bones, including the magnificent timber and iron staircase that is a highlight. Other features include original sliding, glass cavity doors with etched deco motifs. The doors, with brass finger pulls, still slide effortlessly along their tracks. There are window seats, a wrought-iron entry, timber floors and high ceilings. There is an excellent balance of house to land. The rooms are well-proportioned, large, light and airy. The formal front rooms have detailed art deco cornices and ceiling decoration. Original radiators still provide efficient heat. Because of the house’s elevation, it has extensive views past the treetops and residents can enjoy the sunset every night. The architect also built a huge array of built-in cabinets. Floor-to-ceiling kitchen cabinetry includes sensible storage for everyday ingredients next to the bench, plus a generous pantry near the 900-millimetre Ilve stove and cooktop. A marble island bench separates the cooking zone from the meals area and living room. Original white-painted, timber-framed glass doors open the living room to the deck and outdoor entertainment area. The wide, carpeted staircase is a stunner, impressing with its grandeur and easy climb to the first floor, where there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, including an en suite, a study and access to the balcony. In the main suite, two large windows with sheer curtains offer views across the neighbours’ gardens and trees while maintaining privacy. It has a walk-in wardrobe and dressing room that connects to a marble-finished bathroom with double shower and separate bath. At the front, a vast bedroom, with views past the trees to the bay, has extensive cabinetry, including a built-in desk. A study off this bedroom opens to the rooftop balcony (more views) and the second bathroom. With its grand proportions, substantial rooms, generous accommodation and art deco features, this house has won many admirers. ● MARIA HARRIS email@example.com
final word “A RESORT-STYLE HOusE ON SUPERB GROUNDS, OFFERING EVERYTHING A FAMILY LLY COULD POSSIBLY LLY WANT, WITH IMPRESSIVE HISTORY.” JAMES REDFERN – AGENT
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Fast facts \ Grand 1935 art deco mansion renovated by architect Anthea Bickford; land of 1490 square metres; large formal and informal living areas; original art deco features, including wrought-iron entry, exceptional staircase, sliding cavity doors, high ceilings with decorative cornices and open fireplaces; kitchen with stone finishes, marble island bench, butler’s pantry and Ilve stove; north-facing garden and swimming pool; hydronic heating and air-conditioning; excellent indoor-outdoor connection to pool, garden and tennis court; large laundry; separate studio or retreat; cellar; water tanks; close to shops, transport and schools
The real estate cover story (right) and We Love It property reviews on the following pages have been visited by TWR journalists. Agents’ Choices and Out of Town are promotions provided by the selling agent.
Armadale \ 6 kilometres from the city
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Price \ $4 million +
Auction \ September 17 at 1.30pm
TOORAK CELLARS With 20 delicious drops by the glass, you’ll struggle to choose at this bottle shop and wine bar. toorakcellars.com.au
MOSSGREEN An auction house and art gallery for single-owner collections, decorative pieces, jewellery and fine art. mossgreen.com.au
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THE KING DAVID A AVID SCHOOL Students thrive on a quality educational program based around meaningful, modern-thinking Jewish experiences. kds.vic.edu.au
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TOORAK \ 205/1 W WALLACE A AVENUE ACE
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Price \ About $2.5 million
Auction \ September 17 at 2pm
RT Edgar \ 9826 1000
PROPERTY ID » 2012995346
Price \ $2.2 million +
Auction \ September 17 at 11am
On display here are some of the most exquisitely decorated pressed ceilings likely to be found anywhere in Melbourne. A century old, this beautiful, extended Edwardian house sits behind a semi-circular, brick-paved driveway and has an attached garage. Up front, two carpeted bedrooms either side of a central hallway have built-in wardrobes and leadlight glass. Their detailed and lofty ceilings are repeated in the formal living spaces behind. The sitting room is grand, with an open fireplace and chandeliers – a setting largely mirrored in the dining room opposite. Towards the rear is another bedroom and a study with open fireplace. They’re either side of a central bathroom with vintage exposed-copper-pipe tapware. After this comes the open-plan family and meals area. With windows on two sides, this spacious living zone has views across the deep, leafy backyard. There is split-system air-conditioning. The kitchen is off to one side, along with a second bathroom. ● JULIAN HEALEY
Metres from Toorak village, this spacious apartment could well suit empty-nesters or a small family. Part of the luxurious One Wallace Avenue, a development designed to emulate the Halkin hotel in London’s Belgravia, the apartment has an abundance of space and light. A U-shaped floor plan ensures nearly every room has views across the Paul Bangay-designed gardens. The entrance hall has parquetry floors. They continue into the open-plan living area to the left, which has large west-facing windows and doors to a balcony. Further along is the meals area, overlooked by an all-white kitchen with stone benchtops, Miele appliances and plenty of cupboards. Off this space is a versatile room that could be another living area, study or third bedroom. Turn right from the entry to find two spacious bedrooms. The main has a walk-in wardrobe and a tiled en suite. With two parking spaces, a lock-up storage unit and access to an indoor pool and gym, this large apartment offers a luxurious, low-maintenance lifestyle. ● FRANCESCA CARTER
AGENTS’ CHO I CE POSTCODE
3/1a Pembroke Street, Surrey Hills 3
18 Middle Road, Camberwell 5
10 Miami Street, Hawthorn East 3
83 Normanby Road, Kew 4
Agent: Tim Heavyside 0403 020 404 ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million - $1.3 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 17 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11-11.30am; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................
Agent: Michael Hingston 0412 922 488 ................................................................. Price: $3 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 17 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 1-1.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................
Agent: James Tostevin 0417 003 333 ................................................................. Price: About $2.3 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 17 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 2-2.30pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 ................................................................. Price: $1.75 million - $1.9 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 17 at 4pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11.30-noon; Sat 3.30-4pm .................................................................
Architecturally designed and with a blue-chip address, this premium three-bedroom, three-en suite residence has impressive dimensions.
The impressive design and dimensions of this substantial five-bedroom-and-study residence provide the ideal environment for every stage of family life.
Positioned behind a high front fence, this renovated period home has an instantly appealing rendered facade and eyecatching street appeal.
Renovate/extend, rebuild or redevelop (STCA) this original classic on a magnificent corner allotment (836sqm approx). Second frontage to Argyle Road.
Let's eat lunch @ Acorn Nursery, 669 Canterbury Road Let's eat dinner @ Old Kingdom, 683 Canterbury Road Let's drink coffee @ Chocolate Couture, 1069 Riversdale Road
Let's eat lunch @ Eat Raw, 845 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Thai Curry Restaurant, 1161 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Coffee Max, 742 Burke Road
Let's eat lunch @ Porgie and Mr Jones, 291 Auburn Road Let's eat dinner @ Choi's, 186 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Olio & Pane, 328 Auburn Road
Let's eat lunch @ Manfred Cucina, 309 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Centonove, 109 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Adeney Milk Bar Cafe, 70 Adeney Avenue
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CANTERBURY \ 2 MOLESWORTH STREET In 1889, John McCully and his son Alexander decided to build a country retreat. They commissioned John Beswicke (1847-1925) to design a unique project – a pair of conjoined Italianate mansions. One is now on the market. A few years ago, a local builder added a wing but for the most part, this architectural gem is intact. It offers a background for contemporary family living, comfortably integrated with high Victoriana. A grand array of rooms – drawing, sitting, dining, study (and bathroom) – is grouped around a high, wide stair hall. Their decor is intact. Rare marquetry floor inlays, plaster mouldings, converted gasoliers (gas chandeliers) and towering fireplace surrounds have been conserved. An intriguing feature of the house is the depiction of Shakespearean characters in the stained-glass door panels, sidelights and fanlights. The addition offers a kitchen of its time: a curved granite bench, six-burner range, pantry and laundry. The kitchen and meals area overlooks a glass-roofed terrace with heated pool and spa. Here also is an outdoor kitchen, barbecue and shower room. On the upper level, the main suite has access to the balcony with its wide views. Three more bedrooms share a generous bathroom. The house has eight working fireplaces, hydronic heating, air-conditioning units and a security system. ● NEIL CLEREHAN
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PROPERTY ID » 2012998994
Price \ $4.4 million +
Auction \ September 15 at 6.30pm
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ARMADALE \ 11/7 MERCER ERCER ROAD
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GLEN IRIS \ 27 CELIA STREET
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PROPERTY ID » 2013011311
Price \ $1.7 million +
Auction \ September 17 at 10.30am
Fletchers \ 9885 3333
PROPERTY ID » 2012999809
Price \ About $1.6 million
Auction \ September 17 at 2pm
This two-level house is in one of Armadale’s most exclusive locales, a gated development just metres from the shops and restaurants of High Street. With a modern provincial facade, the house has a well-kept garden and mature trees and sits behind wrought-iron gates. The entry hall leads first into a spacious living and dining area with walls freshly painted in shades of white, plush carpet and plantation shutters opening to a north-facing courtyard. The kitchen and meals area is contemporary, with parquetry floors and black granite benches contrasting with white cabinetry. There’s a built-in wall unit with display shelving in the family meals area. The main bedroom is downstairs. It has floor-to-ceiling glass doors to the front courtyard, a walk-in wardrobe and stone en suite with double vanity and large shower. Two bedrooms upstairs share a central bathroom. Other features include a courtyard off the meals area, double garage, video intercom, integrated surround-sound and reverse-cycle air-conditioning. ● SUZAN DELIBASIC
This 1930s inter-war house will delight renovators. Art deco in style, it has been immaculately maintained inside and out. The house is set centrally on its 650-square-metre block and has a rendered facade with patterned brickwork typical of the era. Internal features from the period remain, too, including leadlight glass, cornices, decorative ceilings and contrasting dark timber window and door frames and skirtings. The house is predominantly carpeted. To the left of the entry, two bedrooms are either side of the bathroom. The larger one has a beautiful ceiling rose, which is matched by those in the living and dining rooms. Each of the living spaces has an electric heater and can be zoned off with double doors. The rear of the house comprises a sunroom – a potential third bedroom – and a retro kitchen and meals area leading to the toilet and laundry. Out the back, there’s a covered area and expansive tree-lined garden. A garage, workshop and shed with attached carport complete the package. There’s further parking in the driveway. ● JULIAN HEALEY
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72 Esplanade, Brighton 4
Agent: Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. EOI: Close Tuesday October 4 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI: Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................
2 Fernhurst Grove, Kew 4
32 Coleman Avenue, Kew East 4
Agent: Greg Toogood 0418 385 440 ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 24 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 2.30-3pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Damian De Iacovo 0431 740 658 ................................................................. Price: About $1.4 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 17 at 10am ................................................................. OFI: As advertised or by appointment .................................................................
C1900 brick Federation family residence with fine period character. Coveted location and land of 1007sqm.
Beautifully maintained family home has two large living zones, an entertainer's kitchen, north-facing deck, double garage, second garage and gym or studio.
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Beautifully restored, with magnificent architecture, Lee-Blair offers grand reception rooms and a conservatory with stunning views on 998sqm (approx.) Let's eat lunch @ Blossom & Vine, 13 South Road Let's eat dinner @ Milanos, 4 The Esplanade Let's drink coffee @ The Baths Middle Brighton, 251 Esplanade 38 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
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PROPERTY ID » 2013007810
Paulina is the crowning glory of its avenue. Built in 1911 for a Pauline Cohen, it’s a tuckpointed Queen Anne villa with a pressed-metal turret above a porch with a horseshoe arch. The house is being offered for the first time in 64 years and its unique beauty deserves a new owner with a zeal for renovation.
Seven must have been Mrs Cohen’s lucky number. The main rooms each have seven sides and even the brick corbels under the front casements have seven stepped layers. The elevated porch, with its portholes and hit-and-miss brickwork, makes a fitting entry to a fascinating house that catches the glamour of its owner, a well-travelled music teacher. The single-level floor plan has five principal
Jellis Craig \ 9809 8999
45 Glen Orme Avenue, Ormond 4
Price \ $2.2 million +
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rooms, most with spectacular pressed-metal ceilings. Linking them is an abacus-arched hall, which rises to double height below the turret. The living room has a bay window and an art nouveau fireplace. Across the hall, the large main bedroom has ornate 1950s wardrobes and drawers. There’s a large, updated en suite with a dressing room. Bedroom two has a wardrobe, built-in
desk and bookshelves. The black-tiled main bathroom has a shower and bath. There’s a carpeted lounge and a cork-floored dining room. The timber kitchen has Modern Maid appliances and a tessellated-tile floor. The study or third bedroom has a basin. The property has a side driveway and rear double carport. ● ALISON BARCLAY
Auction \ September 17 at 3pm
11 Howe Crescent, South Melbourne 4
4 Temple Street, Hawthorn East 6
Agent: Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 17 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI: Wed 1-1.30pm; Sat as advertised .................................................................
Agent: Ross Walker 0425 836 613 ................................................................. Price: POA ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 17 at 3.30pm ................................................................. OFI: Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Nicholas Hoo 0435 728 272 ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI: Thu 5.30-6pm; Sat 10.15-10.45am .................................................................
Agent: William Van den Dungen 0438 130 188 ................................................................. Price: $1.45 million - $1.5 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 24 at noon ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12:30pm; Sat 11.30am-noon .................................................................
This superb Californian bungalow has three living zones, a fabulous deck and expansive rear garden. In the McKinnon College zone.
This beautifully proportioned residence occupies a corner allotment of 762sqm (approx) in an elite location. Scope to upgrade.
Irresistibly refined, intelligently designed, this residence has family-friendly spaces that illustrate a commitment to quality in a sought-after setting.
Freestanding Victorian, extended c1985, promotes ideas for a contemporary revision (STCA) that will perpetuate its past success. Land 344sqm (approx).
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Auction this Saturday
Brighton 50-52 Bay Street
"Eloc" circa 1874: Splendour and Potential on 1,759sqm
Auction Saturday 17 September - 12.30pm
One of BrightonÂ´s finest estates offers grandeur and vast land, close to the beach and near schools, shops & transport. On 1,759sqm app., "Eloc" reveals rare, exceptional opportunities STCA. The landmark Victorian home is set well back from the street in sprawling gardens, adding to the sense of seclusion. North-facing lounge and dining rooms are resplendent with original features and the family room looks out to a pool and hedged garden. From the stately hallway to the marble fireplaces and tall ceilings, this is a home like no other.
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Brighton 9592 8000
Contact Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 David Hart 0417 541 933 Conj
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Trinity Beach Palace Trinity Beach Exclusive Private Beachfront Estate Having hosted international stars and celebrities, this glamorous beachfront property has established its reputation as a world-class holiday destination. Now offered as a private residence, ‘Trinity Beach Palace’ offers a sublime lifestyle in an exclusive pocket of tropical paradise. Just 15 minutes’ drive north of the city of Cairns, Trinity Beach is an upmarket ‘boutique’ holiday centre with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and its palmfringed islands, the rainforest wonderland of Daintree National Park and the famed attractions of the tropical coast and hinterland.
Price on Application
By Appointment Only
Paul Arthur 0466 776 700 Simon J Cowan 0411 860 996
07 5560 8888
Designed to take full advantage of its idyllic beachfront location, the residence features a single storey linear design with lofty cathedral ceilings over main living areas to add to the air of spaciousness. Floor to ceiling glass doors all around provide flow-through ventilation, while individual air conditioning and ceiling fans ensure the perfect indoor climate. Vast open plan living incorporates a choice of sitting and dining areas around the commercial-sized bar and the central gourmet kitchen. Decor is lavishly exotic, combining African and South Sea island themes with the emphasis on natural materials.
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Toorak 10/3 St Georges Road Exceptional Contemporary Elegance In An Iconic Address In one of Toorak’s most desirable tree-lined streetscapes close to Toorak Village, this beautifully renovated northfacing 4-bedroom, 2.5 bathroom apartment is set amid the quiet garden surroundings of “The Lodge” and offers a superb blend of sophistication and luxury across its spacious 223m2 (Approx.) interior. Grandly proportioned, a luxurious palette of natural finishes complement the apartment’s classic lines with a northern balcony, a series of voluminous living spaces and a beautifully appointed kitchen with a large dining area.
Saturday 24th September 2016 at 12pm
Wednesday 12:00 - 12:30pm Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am
Sarah Case 0439 431 020 Greg Herman 0411 473 307 David Colbran 0418 348 481
Camberwell 277 Camberwell Road 9805 1111
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348 Orrong Road, Caulfield North 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street, St Kilda 9066 4688 42 Koornang Road, Carnegie 9563 1666 garypeer.com.au AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 11:30
2/4 Mary Street WINDSOR Sleek, Spacious & Convenient - “Citro” Impressively packaged with a contemporary design ethic, this cleverly conceived residence presents executive styling throughout. Projecting an ambience of edgy urban attitude, the home packs a great deal of space into its design making it perfect for entertaining, with a generous living room, dining next to the efficiently planned kitchen, French doors opening to a fabulous alfresco area & high ceilings adding to the dramatic sense of warehouse-like open-plan spaciousness. Enjoying such a peaceful position, the home is only a few minutes’ walk away from public transport & the foodie & fashion scene in Chapel & High Streets.
Auction Saturday 17 September 11:30am Inspect Wed 1:00-1:30 & Sat from 11:00 Contact Daniel Fisher 0409 797 560 Darren Krongold 0438 515 433 Sally Zelman 0412 294 488
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BRIGHTON 9 FOOTE STREET
PRIZED BRIGHTON LANDHOLDING ANYONE FOR TENNIS? Rare opportunity to acquire a fabulous site in this premier beachside location. • Land area of 1465 sq.m. approx (15,800 sq.ft) with ideal north south tennis court, modern pool/spa, new gym, in-ground trampoline and cabana • Approved plans to build large luxury architect designed residence. Ready to go…build your dream home and create your own special family compound whilst considerably shortening development time. One of Brighton’s acclaimed master builders ready to start • Highly desirable residential area, 50 metres to Brighton foreshore, easy stroll to Bay St, Martin St and Church St Centres, train, bus, some of Melbourne’s premier schools (Brighton Grammar, Firbank), parklands, great cafes, cinemas and restaurants • A great lifestyle… • Quiet, wide tree lined street, surrounded by prestige high value homes and bounded by North Rd, New St, Elsternwick Park and the Beach, adjacent to Brighton’s famous Golden Mile Inspect Saturdays and Wednesdays on site. View full plans and permits on display. Walk over the site, take in the uninterrupted skyline, the ideal orientation and view the existing improvements.
FOR SALE VIEW Wed 5.00-5.30pm, Sat 10.00-10.30am CONTACT Trudy Biggin 0417 127 528 OFFICE 142 Church Street, Brighton 9592 4300 ID and contact details are required at all open for inspections
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2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA
BALWYN 17 & 17a Jurang Street
The Sky´S The Limit Located in a premier leafy street, this subdivided plot with 2 separate titles is offered as a 1200m2 package with the opportunity to subdivide, redevelop, or renovate (STCA). Both 17 and 17A Jurang St include a spacious main BR, 2nd BR, lounge, dining room, large kitchen, central bath, powder room & laundry. Both properties include expansive northfacing backyards with 17A featuring a covered entertaining area and a pool. Perfectly positioned in the Balwyn Primary and High Schools catchment; within walking distance of prestigious schools such as Camberwell Grammar & Fintona Girls´; & just moments from local shops, cafes and transport. 70 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT
Sat 24 September at 11.30am Thu 12-12.30 & Sat 11-11.30 Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 Nick Smith 0425 755 238 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153
2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA
HAWTHORN 12 Brook Street
A Private And Luxurious Sanctuary Just Moments From The River Brook St is a collection of 5 ultra-luxury town homes presented by Neil Architecture & MLS Built in the highly coveted, riverside precinct of Hawthorn West. Set within exquisitely landscaped gardens, these superb contemporary homes feature 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, multiple terraces, & a private, dedicated lift operating from a secure garage. Featuring: *Detailed joinery & luxurious finishes *A meticulous landscape design by John Patrick with a focus on privacy and seclusion *Private lift access *Individual, private garage with side by side parking *Premium fixtures & fittings including Miele appliances *Oak timber floors *High ceilings. www.brookst.com.au
KEW 83 Normanby Road Corner Location- What An Opportunity This classic offers exciting possibilities to renovate/extend, rebuild or redevelop (STCA). On a magnificent block (836 sq.m approx) with 2nd frontage to Argyle Rd, this substantial 1920s residence with large rooms & period detail has unlimited scope to restore its former glory. Suited to the construction of a new residence or for subdivision (STCA).
AUCTION Sat 17 September at 4pm INSPECT Thu 11.30-12 & Sat 3.30-4 GUIDE $1,750,000 - $1,900,000 CONTACT Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Nikki Gervasi 0438 166 116 Kew | 9854 8888
FOR SALE INSPECT GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT
By Appointment Private Sale $1,775,000 Kew | 9854 8888 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997 Alexander Hill 0432 145 790
KEW 74 Gladstone Street
Classic Clinker Brick, Superb Potential This immaculately presented residence with potential for extension (STCA) on large land (424sqm approx.) close to Kew Junction, transport, schools & freeway access offers 2 double BRs, spacious living room with gas heater, large kitchen/meals, neat bathroom, laundry & garage, plus polished hardwood floors & period detail.
AUCTION Sat 17 September at 10.30am INSPECT Thur 11 - 11:30 & Sat 10 - 10:30 GUIDE $920,000 - $1,000,000 CONTACT Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Jessika Spink 0400 176 441 Kew | 9854 8888
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KEW EAST 36 Belford Road 1930s Space, Charm & Character This appealing 1930s home, close to shopping centres & schools, with scope for minor updating, offers 4BRs (ensuite to main) plus studio, spacious living and dining rooms, wellequipped kitchen/meals, 2nd bathroom & laundry. Including a double garage, teenagersÂ´ retreat & storage room, this value-packed home features period detail & ducted heating.
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AUCTION Sat 24 September at 11am INSPECT Thu 12-12:30 & Sat 10:30-11 GUIDE $1,250,000 - $1,350,000 CONTACT Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 Cameron Ingram 0415 284 844 Kew | 9854 8888
FITZROY 77 Gertrude Street Blue Chip Investment Opportunity > Land size: 114m2 (approx) > Building size: 160m2 (approx) > Zoning: Commercial 1 > 5 year lease (x5x5) > Net rent $70,304 pa + GST + Outgoings
AUCTION Friday 23 September @ 1pm INSPECT By Appointment CONTACT Damien Theisz 0448 319 171 Lana Wang 0472 801 413 Fitzroy | 9419 5511
715–719 Orrong Road An intimate collection of luxurious and contemporary residences Each extravagantly proportioned, single level residence enjoying its own unique city view, vista or leafy surrounds 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, Tuesday – Saturday 1.30–2.00pm
Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226
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10 Lisbuoy Court Toorak 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 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. 10lisbuoycourt-toorak.com EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Tuesday 4th October at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm, Thursday 6.00-6.30pm Michael Ebeling 0418 338 811 | Abby Innes 0423 210 790 rtedgar.com.au 74 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
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27 Sunhill Road Glen Iris Stylish, elegant and incredibly spacious, this functional four bedroom, three bathroom home is perfectly positioned with family needs in mind. Beyond manicured gardens, rich floorboards embellish a neutral palette, accentuated by an abundance of natural light. A lovely space to relax or entertain, the home provides two extensive living areas enhanced with a north-facing courtyard and granite entertainerâ€™s kitchen, plus study and remote double garage in an array of modern conveniences, close to parklands, recreation, transport, and the pick of elite schools. AUCTION Saturday 17th September at 10.30am (Unless sold prior) VIEW Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 10.00am Jeff Phillips 0418 244 411 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 rtedgar.com.au SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 \ The weekly review 75
41 Cameron Street Richmond A star of Channel Nine’s The Block in 2011, this luxurious freestanding Victorian is the epitome of sophisticated inner-city living – a classy restoration balancing up-to-the-minute style and lovingly preserved original charm. An entertainer’s dream featuring indoor-outdoor open plan living over elegant timber flooring, including vogue stone kitchen and private outdoor lounge with centre brazier, complementing three expansive bedrooms including master with lavish ensuite. Earning $950pw rental income this is an opportunity not to be missed. AUCTION Saturday 24th September at 11.30am (Unless sold prior) VIEW Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | Nikki Mccarthy 0410 236 200 rtedgar.com.au 76 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
25 Sackville Street Kew Positioned in what is regarded as one of the most prestigious streets in this elite locale, this beautifully proportioned home occupies a significant corner allotment of 762m2 (approx). Embodying timeless design principles, the welcoming 4/5-bedroom, 3-bathroom home includes formal and informal zones, study, upstairs retreat, efficiently designed kitchen, north-facing poolside patio, 3-car garage and an attached and separately entered self-contained teenagersâ€™ retreat/in-law accommodation. The residence holds great potential to upgrade or perhaps to rebuild (STCA). There is also the option to take advantage of the existing plans for two townhouses (STCA). AUCTION Saturday 17th September at 3.30pm VIEW Thursday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday from 3.00pm Greg Costello 0418 170 086 | Annabelle Feng 0409 384 144 rtedgar.com.au
AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
205/1 Wallace Avenue Toorak Situated in the highly regarded and renowned "One Wallace Avenue", this fabulous and secure well-appointed spacious 2nd floor apartment has the convenience of Toorak Village shops, restaurants and transport right at your doorstep. Comprising: Security entrance to well appointed foyer and 2 lifts, entrance hall, 2 big bedrooms, master with walk in robe and ensuite, central bathroom, study/sunroom or 3rd bedroom. Spacious living/dining areas, West facing balcony/terrace with a modern well-appointed kitchen and meals area. Features: Heating, cooling, 2 car parks, pool and gym. 205-1wallaceavenue-toorak.com AUCTION Saturday 17th September at 11.00am (Unless sold prior) VIEW Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 | Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | James Paull 0430 338 348 rtedgar.com.au SEPTEMBER 14, 2016 \ The weekly review 77
MALVERN 191 & 193 WATTLETREE ROAD
Opportunity of a lifetime.
Wednesday 5.30pm - 6.00pm & Thursday 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Closing Fri 16th September - 11.00am
Please contact Agent
C O N TA C T
Steve Burke 0448 331 653 Walter Summons 0438 576 233 Tony Doh 0419 316 676
Armadale 9509 0411
Undeniably rare, a once in a lifetime opportunity exists here to build your exquisite dream family residence of grand proportions (STCA) on each of the generous 836 square metre allotments (approx). Each of the magniďŹ cently proportioned family allotment boasts a wide 18.28 metre frontage (36.56 metre frontage for both) onto prestigious Wattletree Road and further offers the highly desirable North-facing rear orientation where your architects will capture the abundant natural light. In a sublime position with a north-facing backyard, undertake a renovation of the stately interiors, rebuild to luxury standards and add a north/south tennis court, or redevelop and construct two exquisite family homes. This majestic 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom abode is complemented by 14ft ceilings, timber panelling, lounge, dining, rumpus, living room, meals and family kitchen. Embraced by a variety of leading schools, stroll to the tram, train, Cabrini Hospital, and Glenferrie Road and High Street restaurants and retailers. hockingstuart.com.au 78 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
29 Davis Avenue South Yarra
Bestowed with abundant luxury over two levels, enter through a wide hall that feeds to a formal sitting room, two large bedrooms (built in robes), central bathroom and Euro laundry follows, with the rear of the home entirely dedicated to an expansive living zone. A wide family room complete with OFP leads to a chefâ€™s kitchen and dining, with access to a courtyard garden through concertina doors - the epitome of alfresco dining perfection. The first floor is dedicated solely to the master bedroom complete with ensuite via walk in dressing room.
Inspect Thurs 12-12.30pm and Sat 1-1.30pm
Auction Saturday 24th September at 11am
Contact Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Warwick Brookes 0412 340 611
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IDEALLY SUIT $2-$2.2 MILL BUYERS
AUCTION / 17TH SEPTEMBER @ 11AM
TOORAK / 3 MELL STREET AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 11AM
GRACIOUS LIVING IN THE LOCATION OF A LIFETIME
MODERN CLASSIC OF PALATIAL PROPORTIONS
Imposing grandeur and exemplary quality define this spectacular 6 bedroom 4.5 bathroom family residence. Luxurious with its travertine entry, parquetry floors and marble finishes, this stately masterpiece showcases 5 superb entertaining zones, excellent stone kitchen (Ilve stove, steam oven, double draw dishwasher), downstairs guest bedroom (BIRs) with retreat, basement studio, a north facing bluestone alfresco area in rolling lawns, hydronic heating, R/C zoned air conditioning, security and an 8-car basement garage. Premier living, moments to leading schools, Caulfield Park, cafes & transport.
AUCTION: SUN 9TH OCTOBER AT 1 INSPECT: WED, SAT & SUN 1-1:45
Naomi Dorevitch 0408 326 747
Rodney Morley 0418 321 222
203 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North Vic 3161 www.rmprealestate.com.au
On street permit parking
Highset in a highly-sought crescent, this impeccably renovated Victorian ﬁts a modern family with a ﬁne formal lounge/5th bedroom, family living-dining around a classic Euro app kitchen & a stylish bathrm, ducted heating, split A/C, original marble ﬁreplaces, there’s a side atrium rear alfresco, 2 WC, permit parking easily available with station, tram, bus & schools within a walk, Chapel St & T Toorak Village equally close, & Hawksburn Village within 250m.
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MATTHEW IACO / 0412 522 900 / email@example.com CONNIE TSIGOUNIS / 0433 326 395 / firstname.lastname@example.org OFFICE 615 Glenhuntly Road CAULFIELD VIC 3162 PHONE 9532 8845 WEB www.matthewiaco.com.au
eldersrealestate.com.au “MURRINDINDI” via Geelong Victoria
2670 Midland Highway, Lethbridge 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
CAULFIELD NORTH, 646 INKERMAN ROAD
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