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SHORT ODDS It’s the other race that stops the nation, or at least Southgate visitors. Costumed dachshunds will vie to be top dog at the Teckelrennen Annual Dachshund Race during Hophaus’ Oktoberfest celebrations. Cheer them on while grabbing a bite of the German-inspired eats. ●
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Caulfield Cup OCT 15 Spring Carnival really kicks into gear with the Caulfield Cup, so itâ€™s the day to show off your style smarts for the season. Start subtly and work up your fashion dial as the carnival progresses. SOPHIE WEARS \ Cooper St dress $169.95, Philip Treacy hat $1100, Christine silk flowers from $99, Tony Bianco shoes $199.95. MATT WEARS \ Godwin Charli suit $899 & tie $129, MJ Bale shirt $129.95, Bared shoes $289.
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I’m fourth-generation Collingwood and it was never really an option for us, growing up, to consider barracking for anyone else. But it was such a massive part of our family and such a beautiful together time that I never really would have wanted to. My nanna used to take us to the games at Victoria Park when I was little, and now I really enjoy taking my own daughter (Willow, 7).
(DARRIAN TRAYNOR \ FAIRFAX MEDIA)
Fortunately my husband (Darren McFarlane) also barracks for Collingwood. He was an Essendon supporter, but not long after we got married he realised it was just easier to join in. Now he’s a much more one-eyed supporter than I am.
Dave Hughes \ Carlton
In 1976 Carlton was on top of the ladder. A mate of mine at school convinced me I should swap from Footscray to Carlton and, as a five-year-old, it really made sense. For 20 years I was glad I did but the last 20 have been a bit rough … up and down, but mainly down.
If we can’t go to the game, there’s nothing better than being on the couch with a bottle of red wine watching the boys. It’s our favourite cosy winter tradition.
I’ve got a group of mates and we all have memberships. We can’t always go, but we enjoy lamenting our team’s misfortune by text.
I don’t know why I love footy. It’s ridiculous. The funny thing is my son, who’s seven, is more obsessed than me. But he barracks for Adelaide. He’s done what I did to my dad. When your team’s at the bottom of the ladder it’s hard to hold the children. Sometimes you can only save yourself.
The best thing about footy is the sense of belonging to a community. Collingwood for us is more than winning and losing a football game, it’s about feeling like there’s something bigger than us that we’re a part of in Melbourne.
I suppose it’s just the thrill – when they win, you feel like you’re a winner. The problem is that when they lose, you feel like you’re a loser, so it’s a double-edged sword.
famous footy tragics share the love with Claire Slattery
Jo Stanley \ Collingwood
Flying doormat: Dave dressed as Carlton legend Bruce Doull for the Big Freeze 2 charity event in June.
Favourite player? Jamie Elliott and Clokey [Travis Cloke]. But it’s hard to pick it. ●
Favourite player? Marc Murphy. He’s not a big bloke but he cops the knocks and keeps on truckin’. ●
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Steve Vizard \ Hawthorn
My dad barracked for Hawthorn, and we grew up right in the Hawthorn heartland, so we had the yellow and brown from as early as I can remember. Dad used to take my brother and I to Glenferrie Oval from when we were toddlers. I’ve barracked for Hawthorn my entire life.
Jane Bunn \ St Kilda
I grew up in the bayside area and everyone I knew went for either St Kilda or Melbourne. When I met my now-husband, he started taking me to games. He’s a big Saints fan so he got me very interested in it. Now I wouldn’t barrack for anyone else. It gets better and better each year.
I don’t get to as much footy as I would like, so I tend to watch it on TV or catch up online. For me a good day at the footy is just sitting in the outer and having a few beers with my friends and talking nonsense about football. (SUPPLIED)
Footy is the great leveller … because anyone gets to play and everyone can barrack. It doesn’t matter who you are – a prime minister or a kid – everyone doesn’t get to smoke at the ‘G’, everyone gets to wave a scarf around, you all get overpriced sausage rolls, and you all get wet.
Favourite player? Bob Murphy’s been my favourite player for a very long time. ●
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I love watching the game, and it’s also my soap opera. I watch it just so I can understand all the sub-plots and personalities and intrigue during the week.
I used to go to games all the time, but in the past few years I’ve got a tradition now where my wife and I and about four other couples rotate watching the game at each other’s houses. It’s fantastic because we’re all avid Hawthorn supporters, so we only see Hawthorn on the field, and the umpire’s always wrong.
Favourite player? Shaun Burgoyne. He’s silky smooth, and just a joy to watch. ●
I barrack for the Bulldogs because I’m a comedian and I need to balance out my life with pain. In 42 years I’ve not seen them play in a grand final, but there have been some windows of joy along the journey. My dad barracked for Geelong, so there have been times … when I’ve thought, “If I’d just followed his advice I could have really had some happiness”. But I’m very proud and loyal to the Bulldogs.
Friday night games are the most exciting of all. When you finish the working week, you’re there, you get to have a drink, you get to have some unhealthy food. It’s a great way to start the weekend. It’s crazy just how excited you can get with 100,000 of your closest friends about a little ball moving around on the ground. You’re so tense, the emotion is amazing. Favourite player? Always will be Nick Riewoldt (pictured); he’s a superstar. ● firstname.lastname@example.org SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 9
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I’ve been on holiday in Portugal Q and fell in love with its wine. Where can I find them in Melbourne?
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Same here! It was a few nights in A Lisbon a decade ago that did it and the crisp whites of Vinho Verde that had
Borges Quinta Da Soalheira Tinto 2013 (Douro, Portugal) $18.95; 12.5%
me hooked. It was near impossible to find them here but things are much better now. Dan Murphy’s has wines from the Iberian Peninsula and The Spanish Acquisition imports a load of Portuguese wines. Our history of fortified wine production has led to red Portuguese varieties being planted. Look for wines containing Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz. ● GOT A QUESTION EMAIL \
A blend of six grapes – Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao, Sousao, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Franca – that would traditionally be found in Port. Earthy and spicy, it smells of strawberries, violets and mulberries. There’s a delightful mesh of fine tannins that support and carry its dense, savoury, dark berry flavours. It’s good value. ● Enjoy with \ Portuguese chorizo
Qunita Do Ameal Branco Seco 2011 (Vinho Verde, Portugal) $30; 11%
Hanwood Estate 1913 Touriga 2013 (Riverina) $25; 14%
Made from the grape loureiro, it’s a racy white that ages in a similar way to riesling and semillon. At five years old, this is right in the zone. Floral lemon aromas have just a hint of toasty development. The tiniest hint of spritz sets a racy tone before lemon and melon flavours take over. ●
The range from McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate is 1913, and 2013 is the vintage. The old vine touriga (a Portuguese varietal) went into the excellent Hanwood fortifieds for years and has bobbed up as an interesting wine. Smelling of red berries, cherries and violets, it’s smooth and has cherry, plum, blackberry, spice flavours. ●
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Enjoy with \ Chargrilled T-bone steak
BARGAIN BUY Meia Encosta Vinho Tinto 2013 (Dao, Portugal) $8.95; 12.5% Made from the Portuguese grapes Touriga-Nacional, Jaen, Alfrocheiro and Tinta-Roriz, this has herby, earthy aromas, along with dark cherries and plums. It’s smooth and bright, with the flavours of summer berries, plus a structure that includes fine tannins. It’s a lovely wine, and a bargain. ● Enjoy with \ Home-made pizzas
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Domaine Serisier “Le Bout du Monde Rouge” 2012 Bordeaux Merlot “The End of the World” - the name of this cuvee is derived from the ancient name of the fields outside Chateau Cadillac... “Champs du Bout du Monde” or fields at the end of the world. The Grand Vin of 2012 is made with soft extraction to allow the fruit to express itself both on the nose and the palate, is not over ripe, well balanced, with elegant tannins and a long finish. On the nose, its generous with aromas of ripe fruit. Black fruits with notes of cassis. A clean, warm and fresh bouquet with Merlot predominating. The aroma is perfumed but retains freshness with fragrant florality. The palate follows with smooth, deep-fruited and spicy. Classical Merlot flavours. Wine is relatively complex, well structured and complete. Good; fresh and clean acidity; smooth, almost silky, totally integrated tannins. A ripe, easy-drinking, supple and pleasant wine that can be enjoyed today or will age gracefully. Available online for your enjoyment at bordeauxandbeyond.com
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LET’S DO DINNER Meat & Wine Co ● The Como Centre, Shop 4, South Yarra ● 9190 1588 THE VIBE \ The new South Yarra location is just a leisurely stroll from Chapel Street. THE DECOR \ Modern lines softened with warm wood, interspersed with a stunning lighting effect that sees diners elegantly shadowed while the food is brightly lit.
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THE FOOD \ Oh, glorious steak. We had the wagyu ribeye, 300 grams of magnificently marbled meat that melted in the mouths of those delighting in it. What a treat. We also sampled a half-rack of the beef ribs, all smoky and succulent and enticing. Then we walked home to Brunswick to work everything off – ah, who am I kidding? The logical next step was the quite marvellous chocolate and hazelnut fondant. And Uber.
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f I wake up tomorrow and realise that my food dream is to become a classically trained chef, I’ll be applying for an apprenticeship with Philippe Mouchel. It’s the little things – in the kitchen and dining room – that indicate a sense of humility and warmth you don’t often find in fancy restaurants; it comes from the top. The menu is everything you’d expect from a top-tier modern French bistro – polished classics with tasteful twists along the way. A fresh signature oyster, for example, is suspended in seawater jelly, with watercress chantilly and leafy blanket. It still tastes like a fresh oyster but the additions encourage its eater to slurp, chew and savour, without the table-side spiel. Beef tartare is accompanied by a little jar of “borsch pot-au-feu”, softening the raw factor for the curious but un-carnivorous. La rotissoire is en pointe, with duck, chicken and lamb scoring the heat treatment to marvellous effect. For dessert, warm chocolate fondant with morello cherry is a winner, as is Oeuf a la Neige – a floating island of meringue filled with hazelnut praline and the smoothest creme anglaise this side of the equator. This is benchmark French … Frenchmark, mon amie. ● email@example.com
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THE CROWD \ Revellers seeking a fancy feast before a night out, couples looking for a romantic bite, and the corporate crowd stopping by for an after-work meal.
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EATING \ Now that Eureka Blueberries are back on the shelves, I’m scoffing them by the handful. This Australian hybrid of firm, sweet, juicy varieties yields punnets full of the most satisfying berries. They’re also donating five cents from every punnet sold towards helping farming communities through World Vision. Berry cool. ● COOKING \ Broad beans are popping up everywhere and they’re such a lovely portent of the warmer weather to come. I’m blanching them and adding to salad with ricotta, mint and plenty of lemon zest. ● Reading \ Part-book, part-magazine, Donna Hay Fresh + Light Light ($9.99) feels so much more substantial than the mags around it, with its thick paper stock and matte pages. Recipes are (in typical Donna onna style) vibrant, broadly appealing and simple enough to recreate mid-week. ● WATCHING \ He’s the guy every foodie wants to be friends with, and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (Netflix) takes you squarely into his world, off the beaten track and into some of the most intrepid eateries in the world. Binge eating by proxy. ●
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FOR BRUNCH H \\ If I’m in the south, I’ll head to THE STABLES OF COMO. It’s a lovely spot to have brunch, the food is great and there are beautiful gardens to walk through afterwards. If I’m north-side I’ll go to YOUNG BLOODS DINER and then to the Rose Street Artists’ Market right next door. It makes for a really nice morning out and the market always has some incredible finds.
lighting, there’s a gorgeous courtyard that is perfect for summer evenings, and in winter there’s a big open fire for curling up next to.
A DATEE \ MIL \ MILTON WINE SHOP in Malvern for a nice glass of wine. The rooms all have dim
TO SEE & BE SEEN \ SUPERNORMAL is always thriving and the light, open space is perfect for
A QUIET DINNER \ MISTER BIANCO is a great place for food at any time of the week. It’s always a nice, casual atmosphere and the perfect place to go when you actually want to hear what your guests are saying.
those nights you feel like being a part of it all. Chef/owner Andrew McConnell is a genius. A FANCY DINNER \ FRANCE-SOIR in South Yarra. I’ve been going there on special occasions with family and friends for years, and it still feels like such a treat every time. A BIG GROUP \ PHILIPPE’s private dining room is the perfect space to entertain a big group. It’s a beautiful, stylish room and set away from the main dining area, ensuring lots of privacy. ●
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avid Strassman is very upset with Russell Crowe. No, it’s nothing to do with Russ’ alleged singing in Les Mis but rather their mutual love of Hugh Edwards’ novel Islands of Angry Ghosts, about the wreck of the Batavia off the coast of Western Australia. “I’ve always thought that would be the most amazing, amazing film,” David says. “I was in the process of getting the film rights when Russell Crowe beat me to it. I think he had more money and influence than I have.” Despite being based in Los Angeles, David has strong, long-running ties with Australia. We were one of the first countries outside the US to embrace his irreverent blend of comedy and ventriloquism. From the 1980s through to the 1990s, David and his puppets Chuck, Ted E. Bare and others were staples on everything from Today Tonight to Hey
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Hey It’s Saturday Saturday.. He even had his own TV show on Channel Nine. “I think my success is based on the fact we both have the same sense of humour,” David says. “You know, I love that film The Castle. Castle You guys find me funny, I find you funny.” His new show iTedE is his most ambitious yet. While the first act is “traditional hand up the bum ventriloquism”, the second act sees him on stage with robotic versions of all five of his puppets, manipulating them with a wireless remote and throwing his voice between them. It took a year to get the show right, with David building the robots himself based on years of experience in making remote-controlled aeroplanes. While the technical wizardry is impressive, it’s David’s ability to simultaneously portray six characters that seems most wondrous. “These characters have existed for decades. Just as Bart Simpson has decades of life and experiences that he’s lived, my puppets have done the same thing. “These puppets have their own hopes, dreams and fears and they exist in my head somewhere as we speak.” Do they seem very real to him, after all this time? “Not at all. Only when I’m on stage. I’m just a grown man who plays with dolls.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org
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KYLIE ON STAGE Pint-size pop icon and definitive Kylie (sorry, Ms Jenner) is giving fans a chance to step back in time and inspect some of her most outrageous stage wear. The costumes featured include more modest outfits from her first tour, way back in 1989, right up to her spectacular togs from last year’s Kiss Me Once Tour. There are works from such famous designers as Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Morrissey and Jean Paul Gaultier. ■ Arts Centre, opens September 21. Cost: free. artscentremelbourne.com.au
SNOWDEN Edward Snowden (Joseph FILM Gordon-Levitt) is an idealistic young coder with romantic notions about becoming a spy. Although brilliant at his work, he isn’t prepared for the reality of modern-day espionage – or the extent to which his country is listening to its own citizens. And everyone else, of course. Oliver Stone’s gripping biopic of the exiled whistle-blower makes all those dystopian sci-fi flicks of yore look positively tame. The future is here and it’s terrifying. ■ Opens September 22, rated M, 139 minutes, snowdenfilm.com
THE AUSTRALIAN TAP DANCE FESTIVAL FESTIVAL This festival might be the inspiration your young Fred or Ginger needs to put on their dancing shoes. Alongside new shows and competitions with the world’s tap champions, the program features classes for absolute beginners. All that’s needed is a pair of comfy sneakers and a burning desire to dance. ■ September 24 – October 1. Cost: free to $36. australiantapdancefestival.com.au
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ONLINE \ Read Myke’s interview with exhibition curator Margot Anderson
LOUIS THEROUX Louis Theroux (son of novelist Paul) has taken gonzo journalism to new extremes. Over the past 20 years, he’s made TV documentaries in which he’s lived with porn stars, neo-Nazis and disgraced children’s TALK
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entertainer Jimmy Savile. His My Scientology Movie,, in which he documents his failed attempts to lift the lid on the secretive and staggeringly wealthy church, is now in cinemas. In conversation with Julia Zemiro, Louis will discuss his unique approach to some very controversial subjects. ■ Hamer Hall, September 25, 3pm and 7pm. Cost: $99-$349. louistherouxlive.com ONLINE \ Watch a message from Louis COPPELIA Franz and Swanhilda are BALLET planning to wed, until Franz has his head turned by a glimpse of his neighbour’s daughter, Coppelia. However, Swanhilda soon discovers there’s far less to Coppelia than meets the eye. This colourful comic ballet is a family-friendly affair, enjoying a special season in the appropriately grand setting of St Kilda’s Palais. As with last year’s Sleeping Beauty Beauty, there will be an abridged matinee performance for the youngest ballet aficionados. ■ Palais Theatre, September 23 – October 1. Cost: $42-$232. australianballet.com.au ONLINE \ Watch the trailer
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WILD LIFE BY KATE BERGIN Inject some wild and wonderful surrealism into your week with a visit to this exhibition, which will feature Kate’s vibrant oil-on-canvas paintings. Preoccupied with exotic animals and everyday items, her work is a comment on the magic and absurdity of life. ■ Until October 2. Mossgreen Gallery, 926-930 High Street, Armadale. Entry is free. 9508 8857 or mossgreen.com.au
THE ANIMALS NOAH FORGOT It’s true that in the story of Noah and his ark there’s no mention of what happened to kangaroos or koalas. Named after and drawing its main inspiration from Banjo Paterson’s collection of children’s poems, this cabaret will combine Paterson’s work with six songs by conductor Noel Ancell in an all-ages interactive production to set the record straight. ■ September 26-28, 10.30-11.30am. Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew. Cost: $15. hawthornartscentre.com.au
DANCE AUSTRALIAN TAP DANCE FESTIVAL A host of industry professionals will be tapping their way into town for the fifth year in a row this week, offering performances, classes, jam sessions, talks and more. Uninitiated tappers can get involved in a free beginners’ class, those with basic tap skills can learn the shim-sham and die-hard dancers can sign up for a tap battle. ■ September 24 – October 1. Various locations. Inquiries: (including ticket pricing) australiantapdancefestival.com.au
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CRAFT ADVANCED WEAVING WORKSHOP Macrame wall hangings are all the rage these days, and they can be darned pricey to buy. So why not take matters into your own hands – literally – by learning to make your own? Led by the reputable Warped Threads team, this crafternoon will teach techniques such as herringbone, looped rya and basket weave. Plus, there will be an amazing grazing table and champagne.
September 25, 10am-1pm. The Windsor Workshop, 1/115 Chapel Street, Windsor. Cost: from $235. the-windsor-workshop.com
MUSIC CHRIS HOWLETT WITH HOANG PHAM Two promising young Australian musicians combine their talents on cello and piano for one night as they explore the works of Brahms,
Schubert and Onslow. Chris Howlett is an esteemed cellist who has studied in Vienna and London and performed with orchestras all over the world, while pianist Hoang Pham has been named one of Limelight’s 30 Brilliant Musicians Under 30, among other honours. ■ September 24, 8-9.30pm. Kew Court House, 188 High Street, Kew. Cost: $25. hawthornartscentre.com.au ● COMPILED BY JANE HONE
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There’s a simple question at the heart of this fascinating book – what does it mean to like something? It’s a question that’s all the more pertinent in the Facebook age, when liking something is one of the main ways we interact. Journalist Tom Vanderbilt looks at where our tastes come from, what they say about us and why we pretend to like things we don’t really like. ● ONLINE \ Win a copy of You May Also Like Like, thanks to Andrew’s Books Ivanhoe
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This was always going to be heart-rending, given Nick Cave’s teenage son died mid-recording. But it’s hard to imagine a starker portrait of grief. It’s not for us to say how directly Nick is addressing his loss, given his knack for the mythic, the romantic and the gothic, but while the big picture stuff is there, the focus has never felt tighter. It’s a record that hurts, without glamour but not without beauty. ● ONLINE \ Watch Jesus Alone
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Future TV historians will note that this decade has given us a genre best dubbed “historical male eye-candy” – a female-friendly answer to all those centuries of men lusting after unfeasibly busty wenches. The best example is Foxtel’s Outlander, in which the focus of feminine desire Outlander is the rugged and kilted (yet anachronistically hygienic) Jamie.In Poldark, the thinking woman’s crumpet is Irish actor Aidan Turner, who plays a returned soldier of unimpeachable nobility who likes to take his shirt off. ●
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Lori (Rose Byrne) is an up-and-coming screenwriter. When her recently widowed mother Marnie (Susan Sarandon) moves from the east coast to join her in LA, she’s quick to entangle herself in every aspect of her daughter’s life. After Lori tries to cut her mother off, Marnie takes to mothering complete strangers. This is a sweet, slightly broad comedy – described as a valentine to mothers everywhere – with an extraordinary central performance from Susan Sarandon. ● MB
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The pitch Australia’s first and only vending service selling essential care products for children up to 5 years.
The pitch A raw, vegan, organic turmeric superfood blend for making golden lattes at home.
The pitch Quirky, colourful tents and fun camping accessories for music festival goers.
The pitch We will send you a box of amazing whisky samples from around the world, delivered to your door every month.
The story so far Launched in December 2014, Baby Station has two kiosks; one at Chadstone and another at Melbourne Central. Rachel has overseen a 25-30 per cent increase in sales this year.
The story so far Sam has been obsessed with turmeric’s myriad health benefits for years. She introduced Elaine to golden lattes and they decided to make their own blend.
The story so far Brothers Brook and Gideon Hornung noticed a lack of accessories to match the vibrancy of festival life. Camp Pineapple’s popularity has grown rapidly as they’ve tapped into overseas markets.
The story so far After a trip to Scotland, Steve realised how hard it was to sample high-quality whisky here. “Our subscriber base grew rapidly because it’s an amazing opportunity to sample whisky.”
Why we should win “We’re a local Aussie startup with big ambitions. Winning this competition would allow us to expand our range of tents by partnering with local artists and designers.” ●
Why we should win “Having access to experts and people outside my own little network would be the best opportunity for me. Plus being able to speak to some cool people and introduce new people to whisky.” ●
Why we should win “The prize would go towards purchasing more kiosks, so that we can continue to expand our service. I would also allocate some money to pay for ongoing business mentoring,” Rachel says. ●
Why we should win “Obviously we would invest back into the business, increasing awareness for Midas Cup, and the cash would help us expand our sampling efforts … We’d love the opportunity to get Midas Cup into as many hands as possible.” ●
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The pitch Premium flavoured salts, salt rubs, chilli, oils and marinades reflecting the founders’ food ancestry.
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The pitch A social network connecting foodies one-on-one, whether they’re seeking friends, romance or company.
The story so far Evette Pisani and her husband Claude Gomes want to bring their food ancestry to Australia – that’s a potpourri of Italian, North African and Portuguese cuisines between them.
The story so far After relocating from New Zealand Loretta saw a need for a safe approachable platform with no expectations, swiping or sleaze to help people connect over a mutual love of food and support local food venues.
Why we should win “We have invested a lot of ourselves in this business and want to continue developing something special. Winning will allow us to take the next step and help launch our cooking school.” ●
Why we should win “The site relies on high membership numbers and engagement to make it work. Winning would kickstart development of a native app, giving members greater connectivity.” ●
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The pitch Kids’ outdoor play equipment made with recycled timbers such as apple crates, with a rustic look and natural, safe finish.
The pitch Partnering with local specialty roasters to deliver cafe-quality coffee in environment-friendly Nespressocompatible pods.
The story so far Jonathan put his carpentry skills to use when the couple couldn’t find a wooden cubby for their son and decided to build their own. They realised others might be searching for something similar.
The story so far Pod & Parcel launched in early 2016 and is going from strength to strength. Ben says the eco-friendly aspect was important: “All our capsules are made from recyclable plastic.”
Why we should win “The prize would let us train a builder to keep up with orders, do some more marketing and give us access to business smarts.” ●
Why we should win “We’re the first business to combine specialty coffee with pods, to offer the best coffee you can buy in the easiest format to drink it.” ●
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I N YO U R N E I G H B O U R H O O D
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With her fresh blend of energetic grunge-pop, Ali Barter is carving a clear path through Australia’s musical landscape. This month she’s supporting City Calm Down on their national tour, touring with The Jezabels and then playing some of her own shows in November. She’s also performing at The Lost Lands festival, and doing all this while finishing her debut album. Her new song, Girlie Bits, has just been released through Inertia Music. Ali has lived in Windsor for just over a year.
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Francoise Sagan. I also watch old movies for lines if I can’t think of what to write. When friends come from out of town? Somewhere that serves steaks. San Telmo is a good one. For Friday night drinks? Waiting for a table at Tokyo Tina. For a spiffy new outfit? Plane on Chapel Street. They have really lovely basics for casual and dressier outfits.
Where do you go for a great cup of coffee? Franklin on Chapel Street. It is a quiet oasis in a city of jam-packed, scene-y cafes.
For a serious workout? Collingwood CrossFit. I just started there. I am very sore.
For a big night out? Late-night dinner at Supernormal in Flinders Lane, then Longrain for dessert. Something food-focused!
For a pick-me-up when feeling blue? Hang with my girlfriends and laugh. That’s the best cure. ● JANE HONE
For a sneaky takeaway? Miss Chu rice paper rolls or beef salad.
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The pay-off Hey, I’m moving again. This back strengthening training program is different. A month into the program, I am tap dancing. Haven’t done that for years.
The promise To strengthen my back so commuters stop offering their seat to me, a poor, old lady. Elite athletes – already in the know – come, not for a work-out as such, but sessions that isolate different muscle groups and build strength. The magic is in the Kieser machines – you can’t buy them on late-night TV. There’s minimal sweat and stress and the results, for myself and others, are amazing.
Who should try it? Anyone of any age from athletes wanting to improve back strength to people with injuries or chronic back issues wanting to get back to life. (MATTHEW FURNEAUX)
The reality A back strength test confirms I have issues. I have been so fearful of pain I have held my back stiff for years. The Kieser physiotherapist massages out the knots, freeing me up. He guides me through the machines that work on different muscles, isolating them to ensure a maximum work-out for minimal effort. Two minutes of slow-paced and smooth exercise on a machine exercises the lower back, another the glutes. I achieve more on the ab machine in minutes than doing countless sit-ups.
The pain factor There are no gym junkies and each session on a machine is about two minutes. The initial assessment determines your back strength and whether you need physiotherapy or can go straight to the machines. It takes two 30-minute machine sessions a week to build back strength.
The bill? $98 for an assessment and each physio session, then $65 a fortnight for club membership. Your health insurer may cover costs.
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Our pick These Flock Curiosity Assembly earrings, which are handmade in lightweight resin, could get you up to five compliments in 24 hours – I know from experience! There are also no two pairs the same. $49.95.
varying price points and unisex items, there is something for practically everyone. “People will often say it’s a one-stop shop when doing their Christmas shopping,” says Jules. ● JANE HONE
Who’s behind the counter? Before opening Lunar, Jules Unwin worked for three years as an account manager. It saw her travelling around to various shops, like the one she now owns. “I always wanted to have my own space,” Jules says. “I was on Greville Street having dinner one night and I saw an empty shop … It was very serendipitous. I had to decide whether to jump on board or carry on.” Four years on, Jules is passionate about what she does. “I love being my own captain, I love being part of a community, and I love supporting makers.”
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In a vibrant pocket of High Street, Windsor, just off Chapel Street, you’ll find Windsor Terrace; a collection of delightfully uncommon apartments. There is a great selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments, as well as four heritage-style apartments. You can call one home from as little as $399,000.
THE VISION Each apartment has been carefully designed to look stylish, but also feel welcoming. “There’s a real sense of home about these residences,” says Ann Lau, director at Hayball Architects. “They can envelop the resident in their own private enclave and at a moment’s notice, open up and embrace the colour and life on the street. It is a thoughtful and considered approach to apartment living that has been tailored to meet the unique lifestyle requirements of the modern Windsor resident.”
BRINGING HISTORY TO LIFE The contrast between classic and modern is a real feature of Windsor Terrace. The stunning heritage façade that is retained on High Street harks back to the rich history of the area and is nicely balanced by the stylish, contemporary design within each residence. It is a striking aesthetic best described as “sophisticated industrialism”.
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Windsor Terrace has been carefully crafted by a talented and experienced team of collaborators. Developer Topgan has a history of successful developments around Melbourne while the highly regarded Hayball Architects are responsible for the stunning architecture and interior design.
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successfully mixes disco and class, flaunting an array of LED multi-coloured lights around the dash while harking back to the original Mini design in its circular instruments, vents and door handles. Motorbike-style dials behind the steering wheel move up and down as you adjust its height, and little levers operate the ignition and roof. Super-comfortable sports seats, sat-nav and six-speed auto are standard. Talking of the roof, stash that away in a flash and the youthful fun factor ramps up. The folded roof seriously impedes rear vision but the problem is mitigated by generous side mirrors. You can also have the roof half-up, leaving an expanded sunroof. A small car makes parking, turning and city driving so easy but the downside is a tight, awkward boot space and a back seat that’s almost inaccessible to adults. ●
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two-door drop-top hides BMW mechanicals that deliver sufficient performance to wipe the smirk from doubters. Our test car was the mid-range Cooper S, with its burbling transverse-mounted 141kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels – a layout perfected by the original Mini 57 years ago. This one can dash to 100km/h in 7.1 seconds and go around corners like a go-kart. The latest two-door, four-seat Mini Convertible – in its third generation since BMW resurrected the iconic British brand in 2001 – is bigger than any generation before it, although the confined back seats are still just for short passengers on short trips. The boot is weekend-away sized. Folding in 18 seconds, the fabric roof sits up on the boot, pram style, hindering the rear view. This makes it difficult to see disappearing smirks behind you.●
Maximum fun, feeling young. ●
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From $499,800 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
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n exciting new apartment development in the heart of Southbank, 88 Melbourne, offers a luxurious haven after a hard day at work or play – a home in the sky. There are 252 light-filled apartments in the building on Queensbridge Street – a mix of one, two and three bedrooms offering stunning views of Melbourne including the CBD and surrounds. Each apartment has a European-style kitchen featuring Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, solid brass fixtures and a stylish colour palette. Architects RotheLowman and interior designers Kerry Phelan Design Office have used a mix of materials to give it both an iconic “diamond in the sky” exterior and spacious, opulent interiors. The jewel in the crown of 88 Melbourne is undoubtedly the two full-floor penthouses (and half-floor sub-penthouses). ● 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
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EAT \ CROWN MELBOURNE RESTAURANTS From a casual dinner with friends to formal dining, the 29 restaurants at Crown Melbourne cater for every taste. Among the award-winning eateries is one of the world’s best-known Japanese restaurants – Nobu. Gourmands will be spoilt for choice with celebrity chefs Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner by Heston and Neil Perry’s Rockpool also calling Crown Melbourne home. ● ● Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank ● crownmelbourne.com.au/ restaurants
Luxury living complete with a concierge service, terraces, pool, gyms, sauna and spa – it’s what you’d expect in the world’s best five-star hotels, but it’s all included in 88 Melbourne. A private wine room will please the most discerning connoisseurs and their guests, and a private dining room, catering kitchen and barbecue area offer a number of options for fine or casual dining at home. For a night out, 88 Melbourne is in a fantastic location as it’s only a five-minute walk to the casino and Southbank’s arts precinct. It’s also very close to many of Melbourne’s exclusive restaurants and designer retail outlets, with sports venues almost on the doorstep. Adding to its appeal, 88 Melbourne is only an eight-minute walk to Melbourne’s CBD, making it the perfect place for those working (or enjoying a night out) in the city. ●
Hotel-style living in Southbank
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With more pure Bavarian beers than you can throw a pretzel at, Munich Brauhaus is the perfect place for a night out with a difference. The drinks menu includes heart-warming schnapps, cocktails including the Apfel Strudel and, of course, there is a food menu with traditional and delicious Bavarian meals. ●
For designer shopping at a great price, DFO South Wharf is definitely the place to go for this season’s best fashion. Shoppers can choose from stores with luxury brands including Armani, Calvin Klein, Mimco, Michael Kors and Sass & Bide. There are more than 180 outlets to choose from, meaning serious shoppers can spend hours browsing for the perfect outfit, shoes or accessories. ●
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A PERIOD PACK PA AG A E 2 FERNHURST GROV GR E, KEW, 3101
ew has always been a genteel suburb. When it was settled in the 19th century, bigger blocks and larger houses set it apart from neighbouring Hawthorn, where development was quicker and denser and designed to take the suburban overflow from the city. Cheswardine, a single-storey, red-brick Federation house, c1900, is most likely named after a village of the same name in Britain’s Shropshire. The house occupies a prime position in a street of near-intact, late-Victorian and Edwardian houses in the prized Studley Park precinct. On a 1007-square-metre site, the house straddles Victorian and Edwardian eras. Victorian elements, such as the bull-nosed verandah supported by cast-iron posts and decorated with cast-iron lace, sit comfortably with timber fretwork that foreshadows the emerging Edwardian fashion. The Victorian slate roof has given way to red terracotta Marseilles tiles. The floor plan also shows a move away from the symmetry of Victorian design and rooms off a central hallway. At Cheswardine, the front door is at the side of the building. Although it has a main hall and a transverse hall, there are none of the nooks and crannies associated with Edwardian houses. Sash windows have coloured leadlight panels typical of the Edwardian era but the heavy cornicing, ceiling roses and arched hallways are typically Victorian. Elaborate open fireplaces, including two corner fireplaces, have cast-iron inserts, tiled surrounds and polished timber mantels that evoke the past. Baltic pine floorboards feature throughout. Yet this house is not just about a bygone era. Its generous and well-proportioned rooms provide contemporary family accommodation in established English-style gardens. All rooms have views to the garden. The period front rooms include a sitting room with green walls, white ceiling and open fireplace and a main bedroom with a period-style en suite with timber vanity, double shower and white-tiled
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walls. The formal living room and dining room are large. An alcove beyond the dining room could be used as a study or another sitting area. Two more bedrooms are ranged down the northern side of the house. The central kitchen has contemporary white stone benchtops and smart white-tiled splashbacks to contrast with the timber cabinets. A British-made Belling stove with eight burners and two ovens is the centrepiece of the kitchen. There is a large walk-in pantry with shelving and storage to ceiling height. A trapdoor in the floor leads to a cellar. A sympathetically designed family room at the rear of the house features an open fireplace with marble surround and tiled hearth. A meals area set in a circular bay at one end of the family room faces east and is filled with sunlight for most of the day. French doors open to the porch with steps down to the lawn, garden and double carport, which is reached from the right-of-way at the rear of the block. At the other end of the family room, a matching circular bay houses a conservatory with spa, the laundry and a second bathroom. From winding brick paths to a big back lawn with hedges and undercover entertainment area, the garden at this house is a delight for the senses. There is the heady perfume of freesias near the front gate and blossom trees are about to burst into flower. Box hedges border beds of camellias and perennials. It feels like an English country garden but busy Kew Junction is less than five minutes’ walk away. The house has ducted heating, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, a water tank and remote-controlled entry to the carport – but with Kew Junction so close, walking to the shops is an option. Many of the area’s top schools are also within walking distance or easily reached by tram or bus. ● MARIA HARRIS email@example.com
final word “A HOUSE WITH PERIOD CHARACTER ON A FAMILY-SIZED GARDEN ALLOTMENT MAKES FOR A WINNING PACKAGE.” GREG TOOGOOD – AGENT
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Fast facts \ Period house on 1007-square-metre allotment of established landscaped gardens; magnificent original period features, including decorative high ceilings, cornices, arched hallways, Baltic pine floorboards and open fireplaces; stone-finished kitchen with Belling stove; walk-in pantry; cellar; contemporary family room with sunny meals area; conservatory-style spa room; covered outdoor entertainment area; ducted heating; reverse-cycle cooling; double carport with entry from right-of-way; close to Kew Junction 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.
Kew \ 6 kilometres from the city
3 28 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Price \ $2.5 million +
Auction \ September 24 at 11am
MISTER BIANCO This High Street restaurant showcases authentic Sicilian food with the best local ingredients. misterbianco.com.au
LUXE BEAUTY SPA Pamper yourself or spoil a loved one from the extensive list of health and beauty treatments at this new salon. luxebeautyspa.com.au
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XA XAVIER COLLEGE With a commitment to quality education, students are encouraged to pursue excellence in and out of the classroom. xavier.vic.edu.au/xavier
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SOUTH YARRA \ 29 DAVIS AVENUE
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TOORAK \ 10/3 STT GEORGES ROAD RO
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PROPERTY ID » 2013020156
Price \ $2.3 million – $2.4 million Auction \ September 24 at 11am
Sotheby’s \ 9825 0555
PROPERTY ID » 2013026579
Price \ $1.6 million +
Auction \ September 24 at noon
A stylish renovation has breathed new life into this Victorian house, adding space while respecting its heritage. Behind a Hawthorn brick facade and neat garden, the house has a pared-back design with a relaxed vibe. Off the arched hallway, the first room to the left is an elegant sitting room with an east-facing window and bookshelves flanking an open fireplace. Further along are two spacious bedrooms with built-in wardrobes. Tucked in below the stairs is a large bathroom with marble benchtops and white tiles. The cosy family living room, with a fireplace and clerestory windows, is next. Its floor of handsome wide oak boards continues through to the dining area and kitchen, which has a breakfast bar enveloped in marble. Bifold doors along the northern boundary wall let in light and offer easy access to the courtyard. The main bedroom suite gets the first floor to itself. It has a neutral colour scheme enlivened by a wallpapered feature wall behind the bedhead. A chic en suite and spacious walk-in wardrobe add to the amenity. ● FRANCESCA CARTER
This luxurious apartment represents a grand slice of St Georges Road and sits among neighbouring houses easily worth tens of millions of dollars. It shines with a modern and comfortable interior and is one of the largest in the block. The interior is bright and neutral, with parquetry floors in the kitchen and carpets elsewhere. The kitchen is lit beautifully through french doors and has a window-sill study nook and access to the skylit marble laundry. Forward from here are two separately zoned living areas. Connected by impressive dark timber doors, the family room and combined living and dining rooms are warm and elegant. There’s a balcony here, too. Towards the rear, there are up to four bedrooms, including two with built-in wardrobes. All are close to the central bathroom and a powder room. The main is spacious, with a sleek skylit en suite and walk-in wardrobe. There’s a double garage with remote-controlled door and a large storage area on the title, too. ● JULIAN HEALEY
AGENTS’ CHO I CE POSTCODE
4/97 Earl Street, Kew 4
4/51 Acland Street, South Yarra 3
61 Balwyn Road, Balwyn 5
515/138 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East 2
Agent: Tim Heavyside 0403 020 404 ................................................................. Price: $1.1 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 24 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 10-10.30am; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................
Agent: Nathan Waterson 0439 905 188 ................................................................. Price: $3.5 million + ................................................................. EOI: Close Thursday October 11 at 5pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu & Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Andrew Gibbons 0407 577 007 ................................................................. Price: $2.5 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 24 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 1.15-1.45pm .................................................................
Agent: Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 ................................................................. Price: $859,000 ................................................................. For sale ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11am-noon; Sat 3.30-4.30pm .................................................................
The pinnacle of premium living, this exceptionally large four-bedroom, threebathroom town residence is at the rear of an exclusive group.
This spectacular two-bedroom, twobathroom plus study apartment has a massive living/dining area and terrace overlooking the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Gracing a magnificent, lush garden allotment, this period residence is highlighted by the spacious proportions that are the hallmark of homes of its era.
Combining spacious, minimalist design and resort-style luxury, this opulent two-bedroom penthouse in the Solstice Apartments is perfectly positioned.
Let's eat lunch @ The Burger Block, 85 Willsmere Road Let's eat dinner @ Thai Terrace, 164 Pakington Street Let's drink coffee @ Kew Nursery, 2 Gladstone Street
Let's eat lunch @ L'Hotel Gitan, 32 Commercial Road Let's eat dinner @ France-Soir, 11 Toorak Road Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Gaia, 3/4 Avoca Street
Let's eat lunch @ The Black Trestle Coffee Co, 367 Whitehorse Rd Let's eat dinner @ Jazz Ria, 228 Whitehorse Rd Let's drink coffee @ One Plus Piece Cafe, 266 Whitehorse Rd
Let's eat lunch @ Georges Restaurant, 819 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ The Meat & Wine Co, 482 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ The Baker's Wife, 414 Burke Road
30 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
GLEN IRIS \ 15 HOWITT TT STREET From the street, this is a prototypical 1920s bungalow in the leafy eastern suburbs. Open the front door though, and a hard-edged contemporary house unfolds. A recent renovation and extension has the main suite and study/bedroom at the front of the house and the living areas to the rear, which faces north. The suite has a fitted dressing room and marble and glass bathroom. The back of the ground floor is given over to a house-wide family living room, overlooked by an efficient kitchen. Its finely detailed cabinets, with 2pac and timber panels and reconstructed stone benchtops, contain integrated European appliances. The high-ceilinged living area has a gas fire and wide windows. Sliding glass doors lead to a bluestone-paved terrace. A carpeted staircase (with a spectacular LED handrail) leads to the new upper level. Here, two double bedrooms and a retreat, all with a two-way outlook, are grouped around a family bathroom. Access to the roof space offers enough storage for even the keenest hoarder. The rear of this property has been developed to provide a double garage and a pool house with barbecue/kitchen. The gas/solar pool can become a spa in four hours. American oak flooring covers the ground floor, and a hydronic system heats it. The upper floor is air-conditioned. ● NEIL CLEREHAN
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PROPERTY ID » 2013021023
Price \ $2.5 million +
Auction \ September 24 at 11am
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MELBOURNE \ 1401/454 STT KILDA ROAD
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Price \ About $1.5 million
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Auction \ September 25 at 1pm
PROPERTY ID » 2013022281
Nelson Alexander \ 9854 8888 Price \ $1.25 million – $1.35 million Auction \ September 24 at 11am
Rising 23 storeys, Balencea houses 84 modern apartments just minutes from Fawkner Park, the Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake. In apartment one on the 14th floor, it’s easy to see why this building is one of the most prestigious along the avenue. The modern interior features a white colour scheme, high ceilings and polished timber floors. The kitchen is ultracontemporary, with black marble benchtops, Smeg appliances and a breakfast bar. It overlooks the open-plan living and dining area, where stacker doors lead to a terrace with views as far as the Dandenongs. The main bedroom has a walk-through wardrobe to an en suite with white marble shower, double vanity and freestanding bath in front of full-height windows with city views. There are two more bedrooms with spacious built-in wardrobes. They share a central bathroom. Other features of the apartment include a fitted laundry, powder room, two basement parking spaces and access to an indoor pool, sauna and gym. ● SUZAN DELIBASIC
Lovers of exposed brick will be taken with this unique 1930s house. Its interior is wholeheartedly rustic, with rich tones of brick and timber. Extended upward some years ago, the house has three carpeted bedrooms and a bathroom on the second level. One bedroom has a private shower and two have built-in wardrobes and access to a large rear balcony. Access to the first floor is through the study by way of a spiral timber staircase. The main bedroom is at the front of the ground floor. Like the partially zoned living and dining rooms next door, it has period features, such as cornices and a cast-iron open fireplace. At the rear, the kitchen has white timber cabinets, a pantry and breakfast bar and proximity to a rear courtyard, laundry and toilet. A second courtyard is accessible from the living room. There’s a freestanding double garage, rumpus room and storeroom at the rear of the block. ● JULIAN HEALEY
AGENTS’ CHO I CE POSTCODE
27 Metung Street, Balwyn 4
Agent: Mark Fletcher 0403 387 579 ................................................................. Price: $2 million - $2.2 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 24 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................
633 Riversdale Road, Camberwell 5
7 Clevedon Court, Kew 4
Agent: Peter Vigano 0407 301 224 ................................................................. Price: $2.7 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday October 8 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11.45am-12.15pm; Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
Agent: Geoff Hall 0419 006 488 ................................................................. Price: $1.9 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday October 8 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu & Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
Graciously presiding over beautiful gardens, Amber (c1906) is an outstanding Queen Anne home merging Federation grandeur with pool-side spaces.
This house, imbued with an air of contemporary elegance, offers refined and relaxed entertaining in a secluded courtyard setting.
Let's eat lunch @ Eat Raw, 845 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Riversdale Thai, 655 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ Degani Bakery, 536 Riversdale Road
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Timelessly alluring, this gorgeous 1941 clinker brick art deco home has been seamlessly modernised to create a perfect setting for contemporary family life. Let's eat lunch @ Scarvelli Cafe, 143 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Augello's Pizzeria, 200 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Culinary Canvas, 237 Whitehorse Road 32 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
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If there’s a recipe for happy family life, this Edwardian house could probably write the cookbook. Bang in the centre of Kew’s attractions, it’s an impressive mixture of grandeur and contemporary comfort, with formal and casual living areas and a beautiful pool and terrace. Schools, Kew Junction and Studley Park are walkable. Princess Street is busy but the double-glazed windows block the noise. Built in 1908, the house is handsome in tuckpointed Hawthorn brick with a leadlight entry and elaborate masonry, notably the flowers and fruit in the double-arched, T-shaped hall. The opulent front living room has a grey marble fireplace. One door along, the main bedroom has two wardrobes and an en suite with shower. Two more double bedrooms have wardrobes flanking marble fireplaces. There’s a fitted study. Grandest is the dining room, with its tiered mantelpiece and embroidered silk curtains. The sunny meals and family area, built 12 years ago, has hardwood floors and timber bifolds opening to the north-facing terrace and saltwater pool. The kitchen is elegant in timber and black granite, and has an Ilve oven and cooktop. Upstairs, the attic bedroom is big and bright with openable skylights, and has a marble en suite with shower. The property has a double garage with laneway access to Beatrice Street. ● ALISON BARCLAY
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PROPERTY ID » 2013017928
Price \ $2.2 million +
7/69 Edgar Street North, Glen Iris 2
Auction \ September 24 at 1.30pm
21 Gordon Avenue, Kew 2
1112/108 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3
Agent: Clare Moloney 0401 546 441 ................................................................. Price: $900,000 + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday September 24 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................
Agent: Michael Fonti 0438 091 272 ................................................................. Price: $370,000 - $390,000 ................................................................. Auction: Saturday October 8 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11-11.30am; Sat 9.30-10am .................................................................
Agent: Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 ................................................................. Price: $900,000 - $990,000 ................................................................. Auction: Saturday October 8 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................
Agent: Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 ................................................................. Price: $2.25 million + ................................................................. EOI: Close Monday October 10 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI: Wed & Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................
The superb blend of original charm and sleek, contemporary style defining this stunning 1940s residence creates a lightfilled, inviting and versatile environment.
Two bedrooms with wardrobes and doubleglazed windows, a north-facing balcony, kitchen/meals area with stainless-steel appliances, and off-street parking.
Close to leading schools and Kew Junction, this immaculately presented Victorian on 208sqm (approx) has great scope for renovation and extension (STCA).
Located in the renowned 108, in a coveted Melbourne position, this apartment has views across the Yarra River, sporting precincts and the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Let's eat lunch @ Jake & The Beans Talk, 510 Waverley Rd Let's eat dinner @ Satsuki, 458 Waverley Rd Let's drink coffee @ One Plus Piece Cafe, 266 Whitehorse Rd
Let's eat lunch @ Mr Foxx, 1491 Malvern Road Let's eat dinner @ The Pizza Gallery, 1402 Malvern Road Let's drink coffee @ Where is Henry?, 1415 Malvern Road
Let's eat lunch @ Manfred Cucina, 309 High Street Let's eat dinner @ Centonove, 109 Cotham Road Let's drink coffee @ Adeney Cafe, 70 Adeney Avenue
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Penthouse, 715-719 Orrong Road Toorak An expansive single level penthouse with spectacular panoramic views to the city skyline in a boutique development of 9 luxurious and contemporary residences. Nestled amongst the beautiful tree lined boulevard of Orrong Road, this home offers the ideal lifestyle with generous open living spaces and generous private terraces. Comprising 3 bedrooms plus study/4th bedroom, kitchen equipped with Miele appliances, integrated heating and cooling, tall ceilings and 4 secure basement car spaces. Act quickly to maximise stamp duty savings. themirren.com.au FOR SALE VIEW Inspect display suite at 433 Toorak Road, Toorak Village. Tuesday-Saturday 1.30-2.00pm or By Appointment Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 rtedgar.com.au 34 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
23 Canberra Road Toorak Striking elevated light filled family residence situated in a quiet tree lined street superbly located within walking distance to Toorak Village shops, cafes, restaurants, transport and parklands, set on 733m2 approx. Comprising formal lounge, separate dining, large open plan kitchen/meals area, informal sitting opening out to West facing terrace, substantial master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, 3 further bedrooms each with built in robes, 1 with ensuite, 2 bathrooms, study, home theatre, sauna, spa, off street car parking for 2 cars, heating and cooling, security system. 23canberraroad-toorak.com AUCTION Saturday 15th October at 11.00am (Unless sold prior) VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Jeremy Fox 0418 339 650 | Oliver Booth 0413 975 723 rtedgar.com.au SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 \ The weekly review 35
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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 from 11.00am Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | Nikki Mccarthy 0410 236 200 rtedgar.com.au 36 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
10-12 Cotham Road Kew Possibly the most exciting commercial offering in Kew for many years, this double-fronted site of approximately 407m2 directly in the centre of Kew Junction, provides a galaxy of options to the astute investor. Comprising of commercial space of 281m2 including basement, and self-contained three bedroom residential space of 124m2 within a Commercial 1 Zone (C1Z) Heritage Overlay HO520, the site offers options to occupy or lease one or both commercial and residential spaces, with potential for development, subject to council approval. AUCTION Thursday 6th October at 1.30pm (Unless sold prior) VIEW By Appointment Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 | Simon Derham 0411 479 994 rtedgar.com.au SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 \ The weekly review 37
515/138 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East Combining spacious, minimalist design and resort-style luxury, this opulent two bedroom, penthouse in the Solstice Apartments is perfectly positioned in the heart of Camberwell Junction, enjoying world-class shopping, entertainment, transport and culinary temptations. Towering floorto-ceiling windows highlight broad Oak flooring, extending open plan entertaining to two extensive balconies. A sumptuous Smeg kitchen and two fully-tiled bathrooms contain designer fixtures against stone and mirrored finishes; plus two basement carparks/storage, residentsâ€™ facilities and the best comforts expected of such a consummate dwelling. PRIVATE SALE VIEW Wednesday 11.00am-1.00pm, Thursday 11.00am-12.00pm & Saturday 2.30-3.30pm | PRICE $849,000 Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 rtedgar.com.au 38 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
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
44 Canterbury Road Toorak This sensational contemporary brand new architect designed residence offers an abundance of natural light, expansive open plan living areas, high ceilings and is luxuriously fitted throughout. Comprising: Entrance hall, guests w/c, expansive open plan living/dining areas with floor to ceiling glass windows with Northern aspects, European equipped kitchen, and private courtyard garden. Upstairs: Main bedroom with WIR, en suite and balcony, 2 further bedrooms with BIRâ€™s, central bathroom and 2nd balcony out to the North. Off street parking for 2 cars, heating/cooling, security intercom. 44canterburyroad-toorak.com EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Tuesday 18th October at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 | Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | James Paull 0430 338 348 rtedgar.com.au SEPTEMBER 21, 2016 \ The weekly review 39
1112/108 Flinders Street Melbourne Located in the well renowned ‘108’ in one of Melbourne’s most coveted positions, with unprecedented views over the Yarra River, sporting precincts and the Royal Botanic Gardens, is this sun filled, ultra-modern penthouse apartment. Comprising 3 expansive bedrooms each with a quality fitted ensuite, built in robe and access to a wraparound balcony, well equipped kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, stone benchtops and meals area overlooking a spacious living space and ‘winter garden’ full of natural light. Additional features include heating/cooling, a private rooftop garden terrace with BBQ area, gym, dual entrance onto ACDC lane, car parking for 2 cars. EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Monday 10th October at 3.00pm (Unless sold prior) VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 | James Paull 0430 338 348 rtedgar.com.au
8/1085 Malvern Road Toorak This Nicholas Day architect designed large elevated North facing apartment situated in this highly sought after Toorak location within minutes to shops, transport and many of Melbourne’s best private schools offers the astute buyer the perfect lifestyle and investment opportunity. Features include: Entrance hall, 2 large bedrooms, main with walk through robes, marble ensuite, main bathroom, 3rd bedroom/study, open plan lounge and dining, gourmet kitchen all overlooking and opening to private sun filled balcony. Other features include: Timber floors throughout, intercom security, heating/cooling, basement garaging for 2 cars and storage. AUCTION Saturday 8th October at 11.00am (Unless sold prior) VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Tim Wilson 0419 726 769 | Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 | James Paull 0430 338 348 rtedgar.com.au 40 The weekly review \ SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
121/138 Camberwell Road Hawthorn East Combining spacious, minimalist design and resort-style luxury, this opulent one bedroom home in the Solstice Apartments is perfectly positioned in the heart of Camberwell Junction, enjoying world-class shopping, entertainment, transport and culinary temptations. Towering floor-to-ceiling windows highlight broad Oak flooring, extending open plan entertaining to a full-width balcony. A sumptuous Smeg kitchen and fully-tiled bathroom contain designer fixtures against stone and mirrored finishes; plus study nook, basement carpark/storage, residentsâ€™ facilities and the best comforts expected of such a consummate dwelling. PRIVATE SALE VIEW Wednesday 11.00am-1.00pm, Thursday 11.00am-12.00pm & Saturday 2.30-3.30pm | PRICE $449,000 Dale Edgcumbe 0412 362 475 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 rtedgar.com.au
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WINNER HELEN YAN #1 REB Top 50 Women in Real Estate for 2016 Helen Yan has opened the doors of Ray White Balwyn. You can expect the same level of attention, service and local area knowledge you have come to know, now backed by the strength of the Ray White brand. Pop in for a chat with Helen and her team today.
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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
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2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA
KEW 21 Gordon Avenue Exclusive Position & Potential! In the heart of the Glenferrie Heritage Precinct, close to leading schools & Kew Junction, this immaculately presented Victorian on 208.8m2 (approx.) with great scope for renovation & extension (STCA) offers 2 double BRs, study area, spacious living room, large kitchen/meals, neat bathroom & laundry, plus northerly ROW-access courtyard.
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AUCTION Sat 8 October at 11am INSPECT Thu 12-12.30 & Sat 10-10.30 GUIDE $900,000 - $990,000 CONTACT Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935 Nick Whyte 0417 131 153 Kew | 9854 8888
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.
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
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.
AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT
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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
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 (BIRs), bathroom and Euro laundry follows, with the rear of the home entirely dedicated to an expansive living zone. A wide family room with OFP leads to a chefâ€™s kitchen and dining, with access to a courtyard garden through concertina doors. The first floor is dedicated solely to the master bedroom with ensuite via walk in dressing room.
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Auction Saturday 24th September at 11am
Contact Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Warwick Brookes 0412 340 611
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AUCTION THIS SUN AT 1
MELBOURNE, 1401/454 ST KILDA ROAD ‘BALENCEA’
A LIFESTYLE OF GLAMOUR & A 270º PANORAMA OF BREATHTAKING VIEWS Located on the 14th floor of the award-winning ‘Balencea’ building is this spectacular 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom security residence. Taking in majestic views of St Kilda Road boulevard, the Shrine, the Dandenongs and the bay, it boasts amazing open plan living & dining, a winter-garden terrace, sublime marble kitchen (Smeg appliances), 24-hour concierge, indoor lap pool & gym facilities, side-by-side security parking and storage cage. Restaurants & trams at your door, moments to theatres, Albert Park Lake & Fawkner Park. AUCTION: SUN 25TH SEPTEMBER AT 1 INSPECT: WED & SAT 12-12:45 & SUN FROM 12:30 Rodney Morley 0418 321 222
Susan Wolper 0418 505 518
2.5 2 428 Toorak Road, Toorak www.rmprealestate.com.au
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PRAHRAN 15 ALBERT STREET Chic contemporary living, lifestyle precinct. Cosmopolitan, spacious, sleek & stylish, this single-level period residence embraces optimum privacy & an attractive north-facing indoor-outdoor living environment in the heart of Windsor. Designed to impress from start to finish & updated in all the right places, three double fitted bedrooms enjoy the luxe surroundings of a stunning bathroom; while the rear of the house opens up to an airy, bright & spacious northern living & dining zone with a quality granite kitchen & French doors to the tranquil deck. Ducted heating, R/C air conditioning & alarm are further assets in this lifestyle setting close to Chapel Street, St Kilda beach, Albert Park Lake & Windsor station.
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Andrew James 0411 420 788 Jack Richardson 0488 336 929
Armadale 9509 0411
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815 Heidelberg road heritage Beauty With a lifestyle Edge Luxuriously transformed, this three bedroom Victorian boasts a stunning alfresco and pool, lounge with gas log fire, Ilve kitchen, rumpus and double garage. Near Grammar schools, train and parks. hockingstuart.com.au
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Walter Ortner 0412 371 899 Helen Whelan 0401 191 696
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The Excellence Is Instantly Evident The comprehensive, contemporary renovation of this free standing Victorian has placed a priority on providing indoor/outdoor enjoyment - and the results are irresistible. A living/dining domain accompanied by a Caesar-stone kitchen opens to designer decking with a cafĂŠ awning and mains gas barbeque while a roof-top terrace that sees the city delivers a desirable additional outdoor retreat. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms include a sublime upstairs main bedroom enjoying its own terrace access, double shower ensuite with sub-floor heating and a substantial study/office zone. Off street parking. An outdoor shower is a nod to the nearby beach, while Bay Street, Edwards Park and the city are further highlights of a great location.
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THE HOME DIRECTORY PLUMBING Steady Flow Plumbing and Gas
Are your residential and commercial plumbing maintenance experts. We specialise in all plumbing maintenance requirements from a tap washer to a blocked sewer. With steady flow there is no job to big or small. On call 24 hours a day 7 days a week. ring that day and we will be there 100% quality performance. Free Quotes. Contact: Rennie 0499 022 811. 12322951-HM38-16
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DE CLUTTERING AND STYLING
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Locally operated premium electronic security company providing first class service. Specialising in 24/7 monitored home security systems and HD CCTV systems. Avoid the Christmas rush and get your security organised before you head away on holidays. Call us to discuss your security requirements with our specialist security team today! Contact: 03 9034 7746.
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