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t used to be that all the cool kids wanted to be pop stars or footballers. Now just about every teen I meet wants to be a YouTuber. Forget Gary Ablett and Beyonce, the new idols are the likes of Shani Grimmond and PewDiePie – seemingly ordinary youngsters who have attracted tens of thousands of followers (millions in the case of PewDiePie), as well as a fortune in advertising and sponsorship dollars, simply by posting videos of themselves going about their everyday lives. And it’s not just YouTubers who are using the alchemy of social media to turn the social currency of likes and followers into actual currency. Take this week’s cover star, author and entrepreneur Zoë Foster Blake, whose bumper Instagram following (450,000 and counting) has proved a boon for her burgeoning beauty brand, and for her status as one of Melbourne’s most sought-after personalities. Read about the rise and rise of Melbourne’s latest it girl inside. ●
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itting down with Zoë Foster-Blake – articulate, well-dressed, modern and with the sharpest of antennae for the zeitgeist that she puts on the page – I can’t help but be reminded of Carrie Bradshaw, the fictional chronicler of modern manners in Sex and the City City. I’m almost tempted to sit cross-legged on my bed and write into my laptop: “She has given out beauty and relationship advice to others for years and created many characters in her novels and is married to radio comedian Hamish Blake, but sitting with her now has got me thinking …” Close-up on screen of laptop: “… Just who is Zoë Foster Blake?”. Well, Zoë is everywhere right now as author, Instagram star, beauty entrepreneur, and as the brains behind Channel 10’s hit series The Wrong Girl, based on her fourth novel of the same name. Starring Jessica Marais as Lily, a 29-year-old producer of a morning TV show, and set in Melbourne’s inner-west, the show was applauded by critics and audiences and is slated for a second season next year. It was all a huge thrill for Zoë. “I constantly had little moments, thinking ‘Holy shit, this was in my head and now it’s a real tangible thing’,” she says. “It’s weird to me that I’m so giddy about it but I don’t think it’s something that happens every day. As an
Her mother would bring in a TV set for school holidays, “a shitty old rental”. “On the first day back at school, we’d race home to watch Inspector Gadget and it would be gone and I’d be so sad.” Zoë was introduced to satire early by her father, through Italo Calvino’s Italian Folktales, a re-telling of classic fairytales. “A lot of the time the princesses won … and I loved those feisty females.” After school she took off for the bright lights of Sydney. “I was broke, I was lonely, I was living in Sydney by myself. What a waste of a year.” She worked in various jobs, including telemarketing, as a night-packer at Coles, and as a promo girl for a cigarette company, going round to nightclubs dressed in gold. “It was so ’80s,” she says. She also started a long-term relationship with rugby star Craig Wing, joining the ranks of Sydney’s high-profile WAGs. After completing a degree in media and communications, she applied for any writing job going, including fishing and golf magazines. She got a job as deputy editor of a magazine for eight-year-old boys before moving to Smash Hits, where she interviewed LL Cool J and a bunch of boy bands. “I applied for a job at Dolly Dolly, didn’t get it but [editor] Mia Freedman remembered me and when a job came up at Cosmo she hired me.” Zoë was 23.
he was out for the day, but Zoë insisted on waiting in the lounge room. “I sat for six or seven hours waiting for this guy to come home so I could say we need to get back together. Night came and I said, ‘I can wait’, and the flatmate said, ‘You have to go’. “I don’t think that guy was a shitty guy. It was that I was doing stupid things and had no self-worth. I was just bad at relationships. If I had that core of self-worth back then – and you’re 18, no one does – I would know better.” As humiliating as it was in retrospect, it was also good material, she says. Best advice for a teenage girl? “You’ve got to place such a high value on your time. And you’ve got to remember it takes 23 seconds to send a text message, if he can’t find 23 seconds to text you, he’s not thinking about you. If a guy wants to text you, he’ll text you.” Years later she and her husband-to-be, Hamish, would co-write a book Textbook Romance, adding a male voice to her thoughts on relationships. Zoë says she still gets emails from girls, “long, in-depth, heart-broken novels about their situation”. She hasn’t got time to write to them all, which is why she wrote the book. But Zoë has more to talk about than relationships. After years of columns and books and blogs about beauty, she says she has now said everything she needs
THE BEAUTY MS. PETER WILMOTH MEETS MELBOURNE’S IT GIRL OF THE MOMENT, ZOë FOSTER BLAKE author, you say goodbye to it and never think you’ll revisit it.” As well as being a popular writer, Zoë is a savvy businesswoman. In 2012 she launched Go-To, a highly successful range of natural beauty products, the sales of which are not hindered by Zoë’s social media profile – she has more than 450,000 followers on Instagram. That profile means she is also sought out as a “social media influencer”, courted by brands such as Bonds, with whom she has a commercial arrangement (her ad with husband, Gold Logie-winning comedian Hamish, has been everywhere this year). She also Instagrams about products she likes, everything from makeup to home-delivered meals – although she stresses these are not “sponsored” posts, but rather products she chooses to recommend. Zoë, 36, grew up in Bundanoon, a tiny town in the southern highlands of New South Wales, the youngest of a big blended family of eight children. “I used to say The Brady Bunch but now I say the Kardashian-Jenners,” she says. Her father is the Miles Franklin Award-winning novelist David Foster and her mother is a criminologist and counsellor at NSW’s maximum security Goulburn Prison. “It was a pretty mad house,” she says. “Mum and dad are quite alternative, there was no TV. It was a very creative house. Mum had a thing about TV, which was really good in hindsight, that they’re for zombies.” The TV ban “spawned incredible creativity and imagination”, Zoë says. “I was bored a lot, and then I started to sneak to my friend’s house to watch TV.” 6 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ DECEMBER 7, 2016
She was at Cosmopolitan for three years as beauty editor. She also started writing a dating and relationship column, which ran in the magazine for seven years (winding up only last year). “I had been in a long-term relationship from 18-23 and had just come out of it when I started at Cosmo,” she says. “It was this whole new world of being single in the city with a cool job and I was loving it. They were looking at me going, ‘What did you do on the weekend, why don’t you write about it?’. “It started as like ‘What’s the deal?’, talking about what we do when we’re dating and, when I got married, it was more an advice column. I did Q&A because I had a lot of girls emailing me wanting advice, so I’d respond.”
he realised she had a lot to say about relationships. “I was sort of that person for my girlfriends. I think I have a tough love mentality because I was so shitty at guys early in my life and when I got good at it and met a good guy I was, ‘All right, I know what to do now’.” She wrote about “good guys” and “bad guys”. “It ultimately boils down to your own self-worth and what you’re willing to put up with.” She recalls an incident when she was 18 in Sydney. She and her boyfriend had broken up and she caught a train out to his house to see him. The boy’s flatmate told her
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to say about the topic in her latest book Amazinger Face, an update on 2011’s Amazing Face. She says beauty is a great connector for women. “It’s amazing currency between women. No matter if she’s the most anti-makeup person in the world, she’s still going to wear sunscreen and wash her hair, so we have something to talk about,” Zoë says. “I think the more boring and earnest the topic – and beauty can be both – the more fun I can have with it. And when you’re teaching women boring things about sunscreen and blackheads and ingrown hairs, you’ve got to have fun otherwise they’re not going to listen.” Zoë met Hamish Blake when she was 23 and he was 21. “In my job at Cosmo he and Andy [Lee] were hosting a beauty event, of all things,” she says. “We were chatting at the event and instantly hit it off as mates. For some time both of us were in long-term relationships. We knew each other for seven years as friends before we got together.” In 2012, after two years of dating, Zoë and Hamish married in front of 22 people in the Blue Mountains. “My sister went into labour that morning, so I lost my sister, her husband and my flower girl.” Hamish, she says, is an inspiration. “He’s amazing. He’s my muse. He’s deeply inspiring. He’s a really terrific talent, he’s got a brilliant brain, he’s endlessly positive and optimistic, he keeps it together. He’s a beautiful man, he’s a decent, good person.” The couple celebrates everything and anything, making sure they acknowledge happy events. “We feel very lucky in our life; what we get to do for our jobs is
“Anything that takes me away from my son has to be meaningful, or i won’t do it”
entertainment and frivolity and we get to make people laugh, so when things like The Wrong Girl happened or he gets a new TV deal, we make sure we acknowledge it, have a bottle of champagne and get takeaway pizza. We don’t just go (shrug). It’s not nothing.”
he says it’s important to mark events in a relationship. “Holidays are a big one for us. There’s a lot of science about how the brain works and the things that makes the brain remember things are changes. “When you change your scenery and your lifestyle, you remember things so much more vividly. So even a trip to Daylesford for the weekend, we’ll look back and say, ‘I remember that, Sonny was one-and-a-half’. Because our life is so fast and one day seeps into the next we try to bookmark it with trips, everywhere we can.” Their son Sonny is two, now. “He’s a beautiful boy, we got really lucky. He’s a sweet, gentle softie.” They have a nanny three days a week, while Zoë works. “Weekends are pretty sacred,” she says. The family moved from Fitzroy to a spectacular home in Richmond for more space, and Zoë works at home, although “I’m best on planes and in cafes – no wi-fi”. The work/life juggle is, of course, a challenge. “You can’t do everything. You can’t do everything well, anyway, at once. It’s really hard. Anything that takes me away from my son in terms of work has to be meaningful, otherwise I won’t do it. “It’s made everything more meaningful. I’m more productive. I’ll only work on things that I want to do and I’m passionate about. Sonny is the biggest joy in our life. “Hame and I were sitting at home at 11 o’clock one night last week with both heads spinning, we are so busy. But we feel we say no to everything. We are really only choosing projects that we really love. We’re on this path at the moment, going, ‘Just cut down the noise, stop acting like busy is normal, because it’s not’.” ● PETER WILMOTH pwilmoth@theweekly review » Amazinger Face (Penguin/Viking), rrp $45. » zotheysay.com DECEMBER 7, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 7
author & cartoonist Kaz Cooke turns her attention to the tricky preteen years, writes SARAH MARINOS
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hen Kaz Cooke began writing about pimples, her mind travelled back to suburban Box Hill and Sandringham. It’s there she spent her tween years ensconced in an armchair or up a tree with Enid Blyton. And pimples were a recurrent theme during those bookworm, primary school years. “When I write, I always have that emotional knowledge underpinning the practical stuff and I remember feeling pimples were ruining my life,” she says. “My information about pimples then came from what mum heard and what people at school thought. People still say you won’t get pimples if you have a silk pillowcase. Have they even thought about that for five seconds?” laughs the best-selling author and cartoonist. Kaz began her writing career straight out of high school as a cadet journalist at The Age. “I was very unsophisticated because I’d
had my nose in an Enid Blyton book for most of my life. I loved newspapers – they were a shortcut to the rest of the world. I didn’t click in the same way with radio and TV news, perhaps because that escape to the top of the Magic Faraway Tree was in print.” From the 1990s, Kaz discovered her talent as an author, writing Girl Stuff: Your full-on guide to the teen years; Up the Duff: The real guide to pregnancy; and Kidwrangling: Looking after babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Most of her books were prompted by what was going on in her own life. “I did Up the Duff while I was pregnant and Kidwrangling while my daughter was a toddler and preschooler. Girl Stuff was the only book I wrote before I needed it,” she says. Her latest work, Girl Stuff 8-12, was prompted by parent requests for a guide for tweens. “Booksellers were telling me that so many mums and dads were asking for a book they
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According to Kaz could give their daughter about her first today will look back and think ‘why did period. It doesn’t matter if you understand the we all look like ducks in those pictures?’,” Kaz shares some of her thoughts and some of mechanics of it, you still feel like a freak when she says. her words of wisdom from Girl Stuff 8-12. you get your first period,” Kaz says. “I get shouting-at-the-TV kind of cross “When a girl gets her first period at eight or when I see guides for girls by models with nine, the first instinct of a parent is too say ‘it’s On confidence \ Real cool has nothing to do with all those pictures of models running too early’. What they mean is, ‘it’s too early fashion or money or looking hot; it’s about what’s out of the sea with beautiful skin and a for me’. But puberty changes can start at seven inside your head. surfboard, wondering where they can or eight and it’s not because of hormones in find a mango to eat al fresco. Whose chicken or in plastics. It’s a natural result of On bullying \ Sometimes I think girls do the life is that?” girls having better nutrition. And your first freeze-out because it makes them feel powerful. But Kaz is worried that sometimes period does not make you a woman. It makes Some do it because they’ve learned at home in their parents decide it’s all too hard and you a small girl with a period who has to own family. That doesn’t make it OK. back away. “They say ‘you’ve got have that situation normalised so she an iPad, a phone and here’s can get on with running about like a On social media \ Online, social media and mobile a can opener. See you when “parents little girl.” phone stuff has changed things – it’s made you’re 19’,” she says. need to Kaz says it’s important parents situations better or worse. It can make bullying “Parents need to hang in hang in are prepared to recognise their worse but make finding your people easier. there and be the parent and tween’s worries. ally – but not your daughter’s there” “Otherwise they look for On emotions \ In one afternoon you could feel friend. Tell girls what the rules information on the internet, or Taylor proud, embarrassed, sad, happy, brave and and boundaries are – and be wary from grade 6 will tell them things like a slightly baffled. Not to mention giggly, creative, of the parents’ retreat. man wees on a lady and she gets pregnant – clever, annoyed and dying to lie down in a “I see real-estate ads [for houses] with a good on ya, Taylor,” she says. hammock. parents’ retreat as a feature. If you stay in “With my own daughter, who is now 18, I that retreat, you are leaving your girls out made a conscious decision that my job as a On body changes \ Things happen when you on the battlefield with no armour and no parent was to find the right answer or to help are a teenager that you later forget – like your supplies, and it will be tough for them.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org her find the right answer.” bosoms growing at a different rate. Kaz says girls today face different pressures » Girl Stuff 8-12 with cosmetic surgery and Instagram raising On appearance \ Girls and women are By Kaz Cooke, expectations to be and look a certain way. supposed to look sexy from the age of 11 Viking, $24.99 “Girls have to keep posting this version until they’re 903 – which is not helpful. ● of themselves. I look back at my dolly cut »kazcooke.com.au now and fall about laughing – the girls of
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The arrival of a new Cirque du Soleil show is always a big deal. For acrobat Laura Kmetko, the Melbourne season of Kooza will be particularly huge as it provides a rare chance to catch up with family on her home turf. Since running away to join the world’s premiere circus troupe, the 32-year-old has been on a breathless tour of the world’s capitals – usually peering down from the wobbling top of a six-metre Chinese pole.
Where to now? Laura will continue to tour with Kooza and hopes to build a career at Cirque, whether it is on or off stage.
What’s the buzz? “Exciting” is the world Laura uses to describe Kooza, and critics seem to agree. The AU Review praised the Sydney run as the Canadian company’s “most awe-inspiring” yet, while The Sydney Morning Herald singled out the lively acrobatics.
pair set their sights on a shift towards acrobatics and auditioned for Cirque.
In the beginning Laura and her twin sister Rachel were taught ballet at a young age by their dancer mother. But by the time they were eight, the twins had traded tutus for leotards. After training as elite gymnasts in advance of the Sydney Olympics, the
The big break While Rachel won a gig with the company in 2002, it took Laura another decade (spent studying and retraining) to break through. It was worth it. “There isn’t a better job that I could do with the training and the upbringing I’ve had,” she says.
If I could do it all again: “I don’t think you can change your journey. I think the lessons I’ve learnt are more valuable for having taken longer or having been more difficult. It’s set me in the right place for when opportunity has finally come.” ● MYKE BARTLETT email@example.com (DANIEL LINNET)
The best part about success: “The travel. I’ve always wanted to get out of Melbourne and see the world. It wouldn’t have been possible without being in Cirque du Soleil. It’s like a double dream come true, right?”
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Ask the wine guy Which white wines go best with Q bold flavours? I’m a vegetarian and find most white wines are overpowered by the food I like to eat.
When I want a white to stand up to bold flavours I look towards the whites from France’s Rhone valley. Blended together, or as straight varietal wines, viognier, marsanne and roussanne have gutsier flavours than most whites as well as bright acidity that helps cut through food. Viognier produces plush, apricot-accented wines, and was almost extinct 50 years ago. Roussanne often has pear and honeysuckle flavours, while marsanne ages incredibly well. ● GOT A QUESTION EMAIL \
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Rowly Milhinch is a dab hand at creating wines of elegance. His durif is an excellent example. As is this – viognier’s heady, floral aromas of apricot, citrus and spice have a funky struck-match character. A slippery texture suggests a full-on, full-bodied wine, but there’s restraint in the form of refreshing acid and a herbal, citrus pith character on the finish that holds the wine together. ●
Tahbilk has the largest marsanne plantings in the world and its viognier often gets overlooked. Floral apricot, quince and blossom flavours are delivered with seductive texture, while vibrant lemon and lime-flavoured acid provide balance to the intensity of its flavours. There’s a herbal character on exit, which adds an extra layer of complexity. ●
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TarraWarra Estate Roussanne Marsanne Viognier 2015 (Yarra Valley) $30; 13% This comes from TarraWarra’s north-facing M, O and R blocks, where extra sunlight helps ripen the grapes in the Yarra’s cool climate. It’s perfumed with white flowers and lemon oil, melon and clingstone peach. Concentrated stone fruit, spice and almond essence flavours are in harmony with its pithy lemon and grapefruitflavoured acid. ● Enjoy with \ Soupe au pistou
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THE FOOD OOD \ Splendid. Their char kuay teow is one of the finest in the city, the soft-shell crab gado gado salad is refreshing and delicious, and the signature bak kut teh – a pork and chicken bone broth brewed to rib-sticking perfection, best eaten with Chinese doughnuts to soak up the soup – is excellent.
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y strongest memory of Turkey is of the Bosphorus; a thin strip of twinkling turquoise glinting through every window and doorway. So it’s fitting that the first thing I glimpse through Tulum’s shopping-strip doorway is an equally vivid tiled wall, which doubles as support for jars of pickled turnips and rosewater. There’s a clear emphasis on pickles and ferments throughout the menu, too, adding a welcome acidity and dimension to a vege-centric array of Turkish mezze (share plates). Chef Coskun Uysal brings out our first bowl, beaming as he tells us that it’s inspired by his favourite after-school snack. The dish, a rich egg yolk, hidden under crispy chicken skin, oozes into the burnt butter and house-smoked yoghurt as you dip your pide through. It poses quite a conundrum: what to taste first – the chicken or the egg? Memory plays a big part in many of the dishes. The piquancy of the dolma – lamb-stuffed onion with Turkish apple sauce – is inspired, and if you close your eyes while eating the confit artichokes, you can almost imagine fields of chamomile and dill, with honey bees buzzing around. ● email@example.com
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BRUNCH \ COBB LANE in Yarraville serves the most creative breakfasts and to-die-for coffee in a chilled-out environment, and those pastries … wow!
TO SEE & BE SEEN \ I can’t go past EAU-DE-VIE for its speakeasy vibe, great jazz tunes and amazing cocktail and spirit selection.
A DATE \ LOS HERMANOS MEXICAN TAQUERIA has a cosy, casual and fun atmosphere with top service. They have a great cocktail selection and the Barbacoa taco is amazing.
FANCY DINNER \ Clean and minimalist, MISTER JENNINGS serves up understated, beautifully presented fare – you must try the frozen kangaroo carpaccio.
A QUIET DINNER \ Chinese food is my favourite and LEE HO O FOOK FOOK is the best place in Melbourne for genius Asian fusion dishes.
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USING \ Heilala Vanilla through everything. I’m splitting and scraping a bean into poaching fruit, and the paste is just perfection when folded through whipped cream and dolloped on the finished fruit in question. ● READING \ I loved spending time with Rick, Jack and Sas Stein in Margaret River and the highlight was tasting some of the offerings from his new book Rick Stein’s Long Weekends ($55, Random House), which is a fresh take on dishes – particularly fishes – from some of his latest adventures. ● BOOKING \ As our city gears up to celebrate 25 years of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, and play host to the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards in 2017, you can bet the festival’s masterclasses will book out in a heartbeat. I’ve got my eye on Long Chim’s David Thompson, Alinea’s Grant Achatz and Dinner by Heston’s Ashley Palmer-Watts. ●
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Go with an empty stomach and a big group – there’s a lot to try, and you’ll want to sample everything. ● HARI RAJ
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THE CROWD \ Youngsters stopping by for a meal before or after a night out, but also grandmas and aunties who drop by in the wee hours.
EATING \ Blue cheese might seem like it belongs in the colder months, but try it now, teamed with summer strawberries, thrown in a salad with corn and tomatoes, or tossed on top of pizza for a quick hit of flavour. My favourite is the Rogue Creamery Caveman Blue. ●
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t’s been a big year for the Australian Ballet. From the traditional splendour of Swan Lake to the boundary-pushing biography of Nijinsky, the company has delighted audiences in sold-out theatres across the country. The 2017 program looks no less massive, with standout productions including a revival of The Sleeping Beauty and the national premiere of British hit Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. When pushed to select a highlight, artistic director David McAllister doesn’t hesitate. “It’s hard to go past Alice,” David says. “It’s just so breathtaking. “If you don’t buy your tickets now there won’t be any left. People will be begging to get a seat.” Promising a wondrous fusion of Broadway and ballet, Lewis Carroll’s story is brought to life through spectacular puppetry, costumes, digital projections and optical illusions. But while there are big things ahead, right now the focus is on the little ones. A new Storytime production of The Nutcracker is intended to inspire a new generation of knee-high ballet fans.
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“We’d had feedback from parents that they loved taking their kids to the ballet but the shows were too long,” David says. Although a narrator is on hand to guide the young audience through the 50-minute show, the company has taken great pains not to dumb things down. The plan is to give kids an authentic taste of ballet while also keeping mum and dad from twiddling their thumbs. “Kids can sniff out if something’s cheap or not professional,” David says. “What we’ve found is that you don’t have to be too obvious, because kids like to use their imaginations.” David says young children are drawn to the ballet because they have an instinctive love for music and movement that older siblings sometimes lack. “If you put on music, kids start dancing very naturally. It’s only after a couple of years at school, where you’re told to sit down and be quiet, that we train kids out of that spontaneous movement. With the younger kids, they really believe in the magic of the show and they love dancing around.” ● firstname.lastname@example.org
» Arts Centre, Melbourne, December 14-18, tickets from $45, australianballet.com.au
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COLDPLAY Taking pot shots at Coldplay is a favourite sport for rock snobs, second only to GIG bagging Bono. This is no coincidence. The British group have come close to rivalling U2 for the title of world’s biggest rock band. Both bands have a knack for open-hearted, stadium-filling epics, but it’s tempting to wonder if part of Coldplay’s appeal is their unshakeable niceness. Their tour, A Head Full of Dreams, is the sort of rock show your mum might like. ■ Etihad Stadium, December 9 & 10, $71.07-$203.61. coldplay.com
Yarra. Enjoy food CO LD PL AY from restaurants such as POW Kitchen, 8bit, Hoy Pinoy and Up In Smoke moke while taking in free gigs from Jarryd James, The Aston Shuffle or Angus Stone’s Dope Lemon. If theatre’s more your thing, The Parlour will showcase highlights from this year’s Adelaide Fringe. ■ Birrarung Marr, Lower Level, December 8-23. Free except Fridays and Saturdays after 6pm, $20. royalcroquetclub.com.au
MESSIAH The festive season is upon us, with a string of Christmas-themed shows kicking off this week. First off is the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, with its annual rendition of Handel’s great oratorio Messiah. Conductor Paul Goodwin and soprano Emma Matthews will lead the hallelujahs. The following week, the MSO will perform yuletide classics from around the world behind Australian vocal quartet The Idea of North. ■ Hamer Hall, December 10, 11 & 18, $45-$149. mso.com.au
BRIEFS Cult Australian “boylesque” outfit Briefs are fronting up at the Arts Centre this week for a Christmas show with extra balls. Since last playing Melbourne, the group have enjoyed smash seasons in Berlin, London and Paris, as well as a glittering performance at Glastonbury Festival. Their irreverent take on cabaret mixes up quick-fire comedy, dazzling drag acts, mind-bending contortionists, aerial acrobatics and a nail-biting “monkey ballet”. The result? Fantastically rude, gender-stretching hilarity. ■ Arts Centre Melbourne, December 13-18, $50-$55. artscentremelbourne.com.au
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◀ AMY SCHUMER US comedian Amy Schumer wowed Melbourne audiences earlier this year with a surprise gig while promoting her edgy (and excellent) rom-com Trainwreck. Since ince then she’s knocked out best-selling memoir The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo and managed to upset a whole lot of people on Twitter. Her comedy has a powerful feminist bent, is deliciously impolite and feels unfailingly honest. Even better, she’s gut-bustingly funny. ■ Rod Laver Arena, December 12, 8pm, D $101.70-$152.60, amyschumer.com ●
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CAROLS \ CHRISTMAS AT CENTRAL PARK Bring the family and a picnic and enjoy Christmas at Central Park. Activities and performances especially for the kids will be on show until 7pm, including The MikMaks’ Christmas Show, Dancing Queen Parties and Circa NICA’s giant stilt elves. Carols will follow later in the night, hosted by music theatre legend Lucy Durack (Wicked) and featuring Thalia Smith (We Will Rock You), Josh Piterman (Cats), and Helpmann Award winner Casey Bennetto. Don’t miss this chance to get into the Christmas spirit at this fun family event. ■ December 10, 5-9.30pm. Central Park, Burke Road, Malvern East. Cost: free. stonnington.vic.gov.au/christmascentral
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DENIS WALTER: A TOUCH OF CHRISTMAS Celebrate Christmas with the incomparable Denis Walter at this special performance. Forty years ago, Denis burst onto the Australian entertainment scene as a young man with a big voice. After his early days on Young Talent Time, Denis carved out an impressive list of credits; he has now returned to the stage for sell-out performances across Australia and, after 14 albums, is still a giant in Australia’s music scene. Enjoy your favourite Christmas carols at this not-to-be-missed performance. ■ December 12, 11am. Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Cost: $15 or $13 for groups of eight or more. Inquiries: 9278 4770. hawthornartscentre.com.au SHOPPING A CREATIVE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA Get all your Christmas shopping needs taken care of this year at this Town Hall Gallery shop. A Creative Christmas Shopping Extravaganza boasts unique wares for everyone, including
those with original tastes and artsy minds. Each purchase supports local artists and can be gift-wrapped for free on the night. With activities for kids, this will be a night of festive fun and shopping. ■ December 8, 4pm. Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Entry: free. Inquiries: 9278 4770. www.townhallgallery.com.au MUSIC MAMA ALTO’S BLUES IN THE NIGHT Countertenor cabaret diva Mama Alto invites you to step into a smoky and mysterious 1930s
blues club. Mama Alto’s Blues in the Night reunites the acclaimed songstress with pianist extraordinaire and musical director Miss Chief and special guests portraying the characters of the club, as they turn the Chapel Off Chapel space into an underground speakeasy. Get along to experience a night of authentic blues and old world glamour. ■ December 9 & 10, 8pm, Saturday matinee 2pm. Chapel Off Chapel, 12a Little Chapel Street, Prahran. Cost: $30 full, $20 concession, $16 each for groups of six or more. $40 for cabaret table seating, $120 for a table of four. Inquires 8290 7000. mamaalto.com
A TRIBUTE TO PRINCE: PURPLE REVOLUTION Andrew De Silva from ’90s R&B sensation CDB performs a special tribute to Prince. Andrew was also the winner of Australia’s Got Talent in 2012, and has a wealth of experience in the industry, including opening for Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men and Shaggy. Andrew’s versatility has recently seen him play the lead role in the hit production Let’s Get It On: The Life and Music Of Marvin Gaye. Don’t miss this amazing homage to the the late, great Prince. ■ December 17, 8pm. TRAK Lounge Bar, 445 Toorak Road, Toorak. Cost: $30.51. ticketmaster.com.au ● COMPILED BY JEMIMAH CLEGG
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Hit Aussie comedy Rosehaven, starring Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, is now available on DVD. Thanks to ABC DVD, we have five copies to be won. Go to theweeklyreview.com.au/competitions and leave a comment identifying the book reviewed in this week’s mag. Closes midnight Sunday, December 11.
I Hate The Internet By Jarett Kobek » $27.99 (Allen & Unwin) allenandunwin.com
Once-famous cartoonist Adeline has committed the ultimate 21st-century sin – she’s espoused an unpopular opinion on the internet. Damnation awaits. This funny, excoriating novel from Turkish-American writer Jarett Kobek captures the horrors and hypocrisies of the world we inhabit with convincing, clear-eyed precision. Future generations may seize it as a vital historical artefact. ●
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This delightful Aussie fairytale enjoys its television premiere this week, following an enthusiastic (and highly awarded) response from festival crowds earlier in the year. Melbourne-born actor Bethany Whitmore gives an enchanting performance as Greta, a teenage misfit whose parents throw her a surprise birthday party. What starts as a retro Wes Anderson-style take on ’70s suburbia ends up somewhere far stranger and wondrous. ● WATCH \ The Girl Asleep Trailer
Isaiah (Sony) facebook.com/isaiahfirebracemusic Arriving just in time for Christmas, this debut LP from X Factor winner Isaiah Firebrace showcases the 17-year-old Victorian’s powerful pipes. The selection is a pleasing puree of pop, rock and soul. Covers of Let It Be, No Woman No Cry and A Change is Going to Come are complemented by recent hits Happy and FourFiveSeconds. The real draw here is single It’s Gotta Be You from songwriters DNA Songs. ●
Girl Asleep \ ABC TV, Sunday December 11, 10pm, abc.net.au/tv
Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley) totter onto the big SEE screen in this uneven revival of the hit BBC comedy. A cashflow crisis leads Eddie to try bolstering her flagging client list by recruiting Kate Moss. When that goes wrong, she and Pats end up on the run in Cannes. A daft plot and surfeit of in-jokes mean the film more often simmers than sizzles. ● ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE
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O V E R H E A R D … 5pm Saturday @ Domain Road, South Yarra “If seagulls flew over the bay, they’d be called bagels.”
SHANE JOLLEY Television presenter Shane Jolley has always wanted to host a travel show. His latest project, Luxury Escapes: The World’s Best Holidays, has allowed him to discover some spectacular holiday destinations, including Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City and Ko Samui. “Not a day went by on the shoot when I didn’t pinch myself to make sure it was for real,” Shane says. When he’s not travelling the world, he calls Prahran home, and lives there with his fiancee, Amber, and dog Molly.
in Prahran, though right now Club Social is winning my heart for its awesome outdoor area that happily accommodates me and my puppy, Molly Jolley. To buy the perfect gift? Armadale Cellars is my go-to for picking up a great drop of wine as a gift for a mate.
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To catch up with friends? Now I’m a proud dog dad, I’m constantly talking my mates into joining me for a walk with Molly around Fawkner Park.
For a sneaky takeaway? Hanoi Hannah for its take on Vietnamese street food and amazing fresh tuna rolls. For a great cup of coffee? I’m torn between Club Social and Teaspoon
Where do you go for some me-time? I swim a few times a week at Prahran Aquatic Centre so I do a lot of thinking, believe it or not, in the lanes.
To get some exercise? The days I’m not swimming laps at Prahran Aquatic Centre, I’m working up a sweat at F45 in Prahran. Exercise clears my mind and prepares me for the day ahead. It’s also an awesome tonic for jet lag. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG Luxury Escapes: The World’s Best Holidays airs 4.30pm Saturdays on Channel 7 until December 17.
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“Very versatile, it’s a bit of everyday luxury,” Belinda Glynn – designer.
OnceWas is a women’s clothing label specialising in effortless pieces that can be taken from day to night. Who’s behind the counter? Designer Belinda Glynn’s vision for the label came in Feburary 2015, after she had been working for the company, formerly called SpencerLacy, for five years. “I started to evolve the brand from a lingerie, sleepwear-inspired brand to inject more fashion and push it in that direction,” Belinda says. They rebranded, and Belinda says it was the best thing for the label. “It’s really allowed me to take the brand to where I envisaged it growing to,” she says.
Our pick The Harlequin embroidered lace romper will bring a touch of romance to your summer wardrobe. Comes in white or ink. $299.95
What’s in store? Beautiful dresses, tops and playsuits in lace, stylish and comfortable pants and skirts, and a range of other women’s clothing items. “I source mostly natural fibres as much as I can. I want the customer to feel comfortable and get a lot of wear out of her pieces.” The shop also stocks accessories from designers including Samantha Wills and Status Anxiety. Who’s buying? “They’re busy women trying to juggle everything – family, careers – so they just
In vogue: Creative director and head designer Belinda Glynn at OnceWas. (MICHAEL RAYNER)
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Care for kids in summer injure themselves or get sick. The most common ways children are injured include falls, poisoning (often from household items such as liquid cleaners), burns (including sunburn) and animal bites.
Visiting an Emergency Department If the worst should happen and a trip to the emergency department is needed, there are specialist EDs for children in Melbourne. Epworth Richmond’s Kids’ Emergency Department opened earlier this year and provides services that specifically cater to toddlers, children and teens.
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The director of emergency medicine at Epworth Richmond, Associate Professor Ron Sultana, says the Christmas holidays can be a busy time. “The most important thing parents need to know is that, if you need to take your child to emergency, there will be an expert doctor there to diagnose and treat the child,” he says. “All emergency departments, including Epworth, operate under a triage system, which means that the seriousness of the case is assessed upfront, with the most serious cases seen first by the doctor.”
Red flags Ron urges parents of young children to learn the signs that indicate a child is not well. Red flags to be aware of include a child who: ● has been unwell for a while and is not getting better; ● becomes lethargic, floppy, or has a seizure; ● develops a fever and has other symptoms such as rash, pain or distress, lethargy or poor intake of fluid; ● is continuously distressed and there is no apparent cause; ● is in pain after a fall or accident and stops using the hurt limb; ● is vomiting and/or has diarrhoea and is unable to hold down fluids; ● has difficulty breathing or noisy breathing such as wheezing.
he Christmas holidays are a source of great T joy for families. But as children get out and about, it is also a time when they are likely to
epworth’s specialist service caters for children & teens “If your child shows any of those signs, and especially if they show more than one, consider seeking medical advice as soon as possible, as these signs can be indication of serious ailment in a child,” he says. “Further, children can deteriorate quite quickly, so if in doubt, don’t hesitate to seek medical attention. If there is a serious concern please call 000 for an ambulance.” Experts also suggest parents do first aid training to learn to deal with any emergencies
that might occur. As a private service, Epworth Richmond’s Kids Emergency Department charges a fee of $280. The fee is not covered by Medicare. ● » Kids’ Emergency Department Enter via 62 Erin Street, Richmond epworth.org.au » In an emergency, always call 000 first
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RON & JACQUI HA M MERTON TEST DRIVE FORD EVEREST
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o, Australia’s car industry is dead? Well, no. The Sindustry, Ford Everest is proof there is life in the local auto even if manufacturing is breathing its last.
he Everest looks dauntingly big – as its name T suggests – but it drives like a one-size smaller SUV with enjoyable ride and handling.
The benefit of jumbo-sized dimensions is on the inside, where seven good-sized leather seats cater for the extended family or the cricket training run. When you don’t need the third row, fold it under the floor and your luggage space more than doubles. The second row can also be folded away or split, so trips to Ikea and borrowing ladders are a cinch. In a family wagon, safety is paramount, and the Everest impresses with a healthy array of five-star tech, including forward collision mitigation (automatic braking) and rear cross-traffic alert. It will even parallel park itself. We did not get to challenge the 4x4 system, but the Everest makes it easy with permanent four-wheel drive and a console-knob selection of four modes – normal, snow/gravel/grass, sand and rock. I love the simplicity of Ford’s Sync connectivity as much as the 240-volt socket for your devices. ●
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“Built for Australian conditions” has never been so apt. ●
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The big SUV was developed from the ground up by Ford’s engineers and designers in Australia, alongside the vehicle on which it is based, the Ranger ute. Both are made in Thailand, but in most respects they are true blue, perhaps more than most past “Australian” cars. The Everest is as solid as Uluru, with a steel body on steel ladder chassis, and armed with a hefty, multimode 4x4 drivetrain for serious off-road conditions. It is not such a dainty beast, weighing in at more than 2.5 tonnes, but its car-like ride and handling belies its size, and its grunty five-cylinder diesel pushes it with relative ease. Our test vehicle was the top-most seven-seat 4x4 Titanium, which is not cheap at $76,705. The good news is that Ford is rolling out more affordable five-seat, 4x2 versions for families with an adventurous streak. ●
JACQUI’S VERDICT Peak performer. ●
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ith longer days and balmier nights, outdoor summer entertaining is in the spotlight. Simple food, great company and a comfortable setting create an inviting backyard oasis. Take a trip through Chadstone The Fashion Capital’s homewares and furniture retailers for inspiration. Cushions \ Encourage guests to stay longer at the table. Cushions shouldn’t just look the part, they should be comfy enough for guests to sink into. Motifs \ Right now, the look is all about palm leaves and the tropics – the more evocative, the better. Bold botanical or desert prints on linen and fabrics, with pops of brights, are a great alternative. Make it eclectic \ Mix it up. Have a theme, by all means, but don’t go for matchy-matchy. Eclectic set-ups give off a more casual, laid-back vibe. Glow in the dark \ Add romance with lighting. Batteryoperated string lights are flirty, but we also love the romantic big statement maker, such as an indoor-outdoor candelabra chandelier.
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Season 2 of Real Housewives (February 2015) was when I introduced my shoe range. Shoes have to be comfortable and I know mine don’t look comfortable but they are. They have to be sexy, blingy. My influence is Sergio Rossi shoes, but they’re $1200-$1400 a pair. I’ve taken that shoe in my mind’s eye and developed a range thinking I would like to be able to make these shoes at a more affordable price.
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vid fans of Real Housewives of Melbourne know they get mere glimpses of Gina Liano’s home on screen. Although she lives in the reality TV spotlight, the barrister, author, and now fragrance and shoewear entrepreneur, guards her privacy zealously. Home is an intimate space. The four-bedroom, three-storey townhouse in Toorak, styled after an Italian maisonette, is a voyage of discovery. “It’s got the ceiling height of a Victorian home but, if you stand at the back door, you feel like you’re in Tuscany,” Gina says. The family moved in two years ago and Gina loves the location. She says she hasn’t done a lot of decoration, “because we’re
filming, with cameras and lighting. I’ve had to leave that front room (where she does to-camera segments for the series) pretty simple.” Instead, she populates the rooms – glossy black kitchen, parquetry flooring, sweeping staircase – with furnishings she loves. “I like things that are a bit traditional. I like glamorous things. I don’t mind a bit of gold leaf, a bit of silver leaf.” With two sons and two dogs in the house, Gina says she spends time in her bedroom when she can. “I’ve got a balcony up there, an en suite, a walk-in wardrobe. I’ve got lots of room up there for grooming, having a rest, watching TV.” ● MIRANDA TAY firstname.lastname@example.org » Fearless by Gina Liano retails exclusively at Chemist Warehouse, $39.99 100ml.
MIRROR I’ve been going to Mirror Mirror on Hoddle Street for years. That mirror was $1700 reduced to $350. They have the best sales, they always look after me. We went past the other day and found that there, and I just said, yup. I think it’s so glamorous.
CHAIR I got this at Robertsons. I’ve got a black linen bedhead so it matches and it looks good with an ottoman. It ties in really nicely. And I love the fact that it’s a bit masculine.
DOGS F E A R L E S S : M Y L I F E M Y WAY I presented one part of a chapter to Hardie Grant. They wanted it published for Mother’s Day last year … I signed the contract on December 9. I was filming until December 15, so I [had] nine days to deadline. I thought how many words does a book need? It’s about 80,000; I’m just going to have to write 10,000 words a day. But it actually came out quite good because it’s in one voice. It’s an easy read. I didn’t have to research it – it was all there in my head. I wrote it like I speak, it’s like a narrative.
I’ve had dogs my whole life. Ninja’s a toy poodle crossed with a lab. Noodles is a cavoodle. We got Ninja six years ago after my Maltese poodle passed away at 14. We fell in love with Ninja, he looked like a teddy bear. One of Josh’s (Gina’s assistant) friends told me that there were puppies at the pet store in South Yarra … so we went in and there was Noodles in the cage all by himself and we got him out, and he was a big rascal.
FEARLESS BY GINA LIANO I’ve just released my second fragrance, called Fearless by Gina Liano. The base is amber and vanilla, cedarwood and iris. When I developed Fearless I thought of the sensuality. It’s summer, so it’s going to be hot. I thought of what it was going to smell like on the skin if you’re going to dance … or what it smells like on a man if it transfers onto him and it smells beautiful. DECEMBER 7, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 25
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HOME ON THE GRANGE 86 GRANGE ROAD, TOORAK, 3142
he same year that Manhattan’s dazzling Chrysler Building began taking shape, Yarra-side Toorak gained this elite residence that also embraced art-deco design. The two may be in different hemispheres and at the far ends of the style’s spectrum, but each reflects the upbeat mood of the era, celebrating luxury, the postwar (but pre-Depression) return to craftsmanship, and bold new architectural ideas. Striking geometry, gracious curves and stylish motifs are art-deco hallmarks, but a zinc-clad extension, merged indoor/outdoor living areas and contemporary kitchen and bathrooms meet the demands of a modern family. The way all the elements collaborate, wrapped in lush private gardens, is a tribute to skilled designs by award-winning Franco Fiorentini of F2 Architecture and Jack Merlo landscaping. The house sits well back from Grange Road, so elevated that it enjoys city views and a treetop setting from its west-facing terrace and the first-floor main bedroom. It uses its corner site on appropriately named Hill Street to advantage; the facade, pedestrian entry, garage and extra off-street parking access, plus a bin/services gate, face the side street. The original section offers a stately street presence to the south of rust-coloured brickwork with chimneys, charcoal trims and hipped slate roof, and leaves a perfect space on the north side for a lap pool, strip of artificial lawn and a limestone-paved courtyard in the shade of a Chinese elm. At the secure tiled porch we’re back in 1928, noting decorative relief brickwork, an art-deco leadlight window that lights the stairwell and wavy cornices in the generous foyer. The formal living room has a grand granite fireplace and timber mantel, french doors to the terrace and an inviting little sitting area with an angled window to the north-west. The wellfitted study shows its heritage in a fireplace relief carving of
leaping deer and the staircase has the most eye-catching piece of history: a theatrical balustrade made of timber panels with carved handrail and curved newel posts. The top landing leads to three children’s bedrooms, two almost identical modern bathrooms and the full-width main bedroom. This oversized domain has three sections of wardrobes, a luxurious en suite and a light-filled adjacent space – a dressing room, a reading room, or simply a quiet place. Let’s fast-forward into the 21st-century casual living areas, where the sympathetic ambience comes from quality and room proportions rather than any attempted reproduction. The upstairs living/TV room has walk-in storage hidden behind flush panelling, a large glass-fronted balcony. A back staircase runs alongside an exterior wall of glass. The stairs bring you to the end of the house. You can go straight ahead to the rear garden and pool, turn right into the garage, head back through a laundry/pantry corridor to the kitchen, or go left to the family and meals area. This uncomplicated contemporary zone has sliding glass doors to the courtyard and a free-standing room divider that forms an entertainment unit on the front side and serves pantry and laundry functions behind. The dining room, just off the kitchen/meals area through a sliding door, is where the house’s two personalities meet. The room retains period features, including a fireplace, but a modern recess framing french doors to the terrace brings brick and zinc together in a marriage of the eras. Among the many extras on site is a pooch parlour – heated quarters with pet access to the garden and garage. It’s luxury for fur-babies that evokes the forward thinking of 1928. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON email@example.com
AGENT Abercromby’s 9864 5300 PRICE About $6.75 million PRIVATE AUCTION December 9 OFI By appointment SCHOOL ZONES + Auburn High + Melbourne Girls’ College + Scotch College FAST FACTS Four-bedroom, three-bathroom c1928 two-storey brick house on about 1100 square metres; art deco facade and period features; zinc-clad c2007 addition by F2 Architecture; landscaping by Jack Merlo; limestone-paved terrace; gas-and solar-heated pool; double garage and offstreet parking; built-in barbecue; heated pet room; two powder rooms; hydronic heating; close to Toorak Village. see more domain.com.au PROPERTY ID 2013198297
TOORAK 6km from Bourke Street
FINAL WORD “THIS BEAUTIFUL HOME FLOWS SO WELL; IT’S BRILLIANT FOR ENTERTAINING AND HAS A SEPARATE FAMILY ZONE. IT’S WELL-PROPORTIONED, PRIVATE AND FULL OF LIFE.” HUGH HARDY - AGENT
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BALWYN \ 18 METUNG STREET If you start with a desirable location, create an ideal floor plan and build to a high standard, the icing on the cake is a quality, contemporary finish. At this one-owner Balwyn High Schoolzone house, the materials and high-end fittings confirm attention to detail throughout. Miele appliances, for example, partner Caesarstone benchtops. The front fence, double front doors and stairs feature wrought iron. There’s sophistication underfoot in herringbone-laid oak floors and bathroom travertine tiles. Outside, sandstone paves the terrace and the path between the self-cleaning saltwater pool and the stretch of lawn that’s been known to host a friendly cricket match or two. The style is French provincial and the size is luxe. There are four bedrooms upstairs, including a lavish main with en suite and walk-in shower, plus a shared bathroom and kids’ rumpus area. What is now used as the downstairs study could be a fifth bedroom or guests’ bedroom as it has walk-in storage and a sliding door to a two-way bathroom. Formal living and dining rooms are open to the wide central hall. The open-plan family area at the rear has concertina glass doors to the covered terrace and outdoor kitchen. The luxurious package is in Balwyn’s family heartland, a two-minute drive from Balwyn High and Deepdene Primary schools and near parks, sports centres and the Whitehorse Road tram. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON
AGENT Marshall White 9822 9999 PRICE About $3.2 million AUCTION December 10, 1.30pm OFI December 8, noon; December 10, 1pm SCHOOL ZONES + Deepdene Primary + Balwyn High + Camberwell Grammar
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PROPERTY ID 2013209445
15km from Bourke Street
SURREY HILLS \ 706 CANTERBURY ROAD
AGENT Fletchers 9841 5788
PRICE $650,000 +
PRICE About $1 million
AUCTION December 10 at 11am
AUCTION December 17 at 1pm
OFI December 8, 11-11.30am; December 10, 10.30-11am
OFI December 8, 11-11.30am; December 10, 1-1.30pm
SCHOOL ZONES + Surrey Hills Primary + Camberwell High
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PROPERTY ID 2013213970
21km from Bourke Street
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BALWYN NORTH \ 40 SEVERN STREET
AGENT Noel Jones 9830 1644
First-home buyers should figure among those excited by this attractive house. The corner block lends an unfettered feel, and the blond-brick residence is neat and bright. Established trees screen the house from street view. In through a mini porch, the simple floor plan offers two bedrooms to the left of a central hall, and a lounge, kitchen and meals area, and a bathroom, to the right. Both bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The large lounge has polished timber floors, timber-framed windows and a servery cutaway to the kitchen. Floor tiles shine in the kitchen. The bathroom has a shower over a bath and a separate toilet. Out the back door, but under the same roof, there’s a rustic laundry. A paved area at the rear of the carport offers a spot for outdoor entertaining, with the carport coming in handy as covered space when required. ● KAY KEIGHERY KAY
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PROPERTY ID 2013232650
13km from Bourke Street
This residence at the rear of two is private and freshly painted. Tucked at the end of the driveway and with its own garage, the single-level abode pairs two bedrooms with lots of living space, including a dining room, lounge, study and open-plan kitchen, meals and family areas. Huge windows ensure all main spaces enjoy natural light. The dining room has double doors to a wraparound deck, which is also reachable through the hub. The kitchen is neat in white. A compact laundry adjoins the main bathroom. A walk-in wardrobe and an en suite with double vanity, bath and shower enhance the main bedroom. Heating and cooling underwrite comfort. With Myrtle Park, transport and schools in walking distance, the property could appeal to small families, along with downsizers wanting manageably sized accommodation and minimal maintenance. ● KAY KAY KEIGHERY
TOORAK \ 5 WANNON COURT A quiet cul-de-sac setting in Toorak heartland guarantees the enduring draw of this house in walking distance of prestigious schools and Yarra River parklands. After 21 years here, it’s only the desire to downsize that’s luring these vendors away. The narrow street frontage belies the 679-squaremetre block that lies beyond. Slip down the driveway to a double garage on the lower level, or saunter through the rose garden to the entrance porch. The ground floor offers lots of living space, with a lounge, dining room, study, and open-plan kitchen, meals and family areas. The large lounge exudes sophistication with cream carpet, an open fireplace and walls of windows offering green outlooks. Parquetry floors glow in the open-plan hub, where the kitchen has extensive granite surfaces and quality appliances. Four bedrooms, a bathroom and a powder room make up the first floor. The main bedroom gets a marblefinished en suite and a dressing room, while the huge second bedroom opens to a big terrace. Out the back, it’s fun for all, with a play area in one corner and a solar-heated, self-cleaning pool and spa in the other. Terracing with a built-in barbecue that forms the middle ground encourages outdoor soirees. Features include ducted heating, reverse-cycle airconditioning, an alarm and irrigation system. Handymen and women might tinker at the workbench in the garage. ● KAY AY KEIGHERY A
AGENT Kay & Burton 9820 1111 PRICE $4.5 million + AUCTION December 10 at 11am OFI By appointment School Zones + Toorak Primary + St Catherine’s + St Kevin’s College
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PROPERTY ID 2013220088
7km from Bourke Street
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149 Mary Street, Richmond 3
52 Frater Street, Kew East 3
30 Parslow Street, Malvern 4
1/1 Clifton Road, Hawthorn East 3
Agent: Rob Vickers-Willis 0412 210 066 ................................................................. Price: $975,000 + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday December 10 at 12.30pm ................................................................. OFI: As advertised or by appointment .................................................................
Agent: Lloyd Lawton 0403 229 433 ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday December 10 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................
Agent: Madeline Kennedy 0411 873 913 ................................................................. Price: $2.4 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday December 10 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat from 1pm .................................................................
Agent: Dean Lang 0412 693 036 ................................................................. Price: $800,000 - $850,000 ................................................................. Auction: Saturday December 10 at 11am ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 10.30-11am .................................................................
Period traditions and tempting potential ensure this three-bedroom Edwardian offers a rewarding Richmond experience in a location that's quiet yet convenient.
Charming 1940s clinker home on the high side of a coveted street. Offering exciting scope to improve and/or renovate (STCA).
The impressive scale, elegance and luxury displayed by this lavishly appointed, meticulously constructed residence provides an exceptional family lifestyle.
One of four, this villa has impressive single-level dimensions. There's central living and dining, a granite kitchen/meals, sunny outdoor retreat and a secure garage.
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Let's eat lunch @ The Bakers Wife, 414 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Rama Thai, 495 Burke Road Let's drink coffee @ Age of Sail, 1002 Crescent Road
Let's eat lunch @ Noir, 175 Swan Street Let's eat dinner @ Salona Greek Restaurant, 260a Swan Street Let's drink coffee @ Cafe Azul, 346 Bridge Road
Let's eat lunch @ Fat Penguin, 713 High Street Let's eat dinner @ DiPalma's, 684-688 High Street Let's drink coffee @ Cafe on High, 682 High Street
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SURREY HILLS \ 51 ESSEX ROAD Aston Lea’s facade fits right in with its neighbours in Surrey Hills’ popular English Counties precinct, but inside this Edwardian weatherboard house is a distinctive and dramatic beauty created by its interiordesigner vendor. Behind a fretwork-trimmed verandah and buttercupyellow front door, the cohesive colour palette in soft neutrals, enriched by white trims and dark-stained timber floors or smart large-format floor tiles, gives it inviting warmth. The Edwardian-era rooms have the sophistication of elegant chandeliers, leadlight glass, white plantation shutters and a cast-iron fireplace with tiled hearth. Beyond the sitting room, powder room and the main bedroom and its en suite, a glass hallway door opens to 21st-century family living. Two children’s bedrooms with built-in desks and a shared bathroom are tucked away past a sliding door on the right. On the left, a well-fitted hidden butler’s pantry lets the all-white kitchen take showpiece status. That leaves the open-plan meals area (defined by tall windows that angle up into the ceiling) and family room to shine as a generous gathering space, linked via concertina glass doors to the outdoor area. The feeling is cosy out here, thanks to timber underfoot and overhead and yet there’s plenty of room for dining and for sitting around the feature fireplace and, beyond, is a deep, private lawn. The landscaped garden is designed around mature trees and plants. The property also has off-street parking for two cars, a study nook, storage and a shed. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON
AGENT Bekdon Richards 9815 2999 PRICE $1.8 million + AUCTION December 10 at 11am OFI December 8, 2pm & 6.30pm; December 10, 10.30am SCHOOL ZONES + Canterbury Primary
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PROPERTY ID 2013214886
18km from Bourke Street
AG E NT’S CH O ICE POSTCODE
27 Tivoli Place, South Yarra 3
Agent: Kate Cusack 0438 334 374 ................................................................. Price: $2.8 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday December 10 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat from 10am .................................................................
42 Richmond Terrace, Richmond 2
Agent: Jodie McCarthy 0438 072 055 ................................................................. Price: $1.2 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday December 17 at noon ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 1-1.30pm .................................................................
Agent: James Tostevin 0417 003 333 ................................................................. Price: $2.8 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday December 10 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 2.45-3.15pm; Sat from 10am .................................................................
Perhaps never before has an elegant, independent Victorian been accompanied by such superb contemporary spaces in such a quiet and desirable location.
A unique sense of identity is projected by this brilliant freestanding two-bedroom, two-bathroom home's imaginative, inventive lines and inviting spaces.
This prominent and expansive site is perfect for the construction of a luxurious new home, multi town residences or, alternatively, a full renovation (STCA).
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Let's eat lunch @ Fifty Acres, 65 Bridge Road Let's eat dinner @ Baby Pizza, 631 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Rowena Parade Corner Store, 44 Rowena Parade
Let's eat lunch @ White Mojo, 182-184 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Postino, 97 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Norma Loves Joe, 239 Whitehorse Road
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CANTERBURY \ 21 COMPTON STREET Nature’s knots and gnarls in recycled messmate make a strikingly artistic joinery feature in the Miele-and-marble kitchen of this newly renovated c1927 house. It is in a quiet street that’s a Sunday stroll from popular Maling Road’s olde-worlde cafes and indulgent shopping. In the front half of the stucco-and-brick singlelevel house, the builder has restored period details in bedrooms and in the elegant sitting room, which has an open fireplace, ornate ceiling and french doors to a private front verandah. A walk-in wardrobe and en suite were added to the main bedroom, plus a co-ordinated luxury family bathroom styled with black tapware, textured tiles and free-standing tub under a skylight. The warm American oak floorboards of the central hall sweep into a contemporary open-plan family zone, where the living/dining area ties in with the distinctive kitchen, kept free of fuss and mess by a butler’s pantry tucked away inside. An expanse of picture windows and glass stacker doors draw light inside at all times of the day. One corner at the end of the kitchen has a long come-hither built-in window seat, a tempting place to read a book, chat with the cook or just relax. The landscaped back garden of the 812-squaremetre block has a blackbutt deck and a craftsman-built retaining wall in Coldstream stone. There’s room to park two cars in the exposedaggregate driveway. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON
AGENT Jellis Craig 9864 5000 PRICE About $3 million AUCTION December 10 at 11.30am OFI December 8, 1pm; December 10, 11am SCHOOL ZONES + Canterbury Primary + Camberwell High + Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College + Strathcona see more domain.com.au
PROPERTY ID 2013222993
15.5km from Bourke Street
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Entered from Hill Street, this stunning home four bedrooms home flows with brilliant seamlessness from renovated c1920s spaces to fabulous contemporary dimensions designed by Franco Fiorentini from F2 Architects. The residence features formal and informal living, dining accompanied by a wonderful kitchen that lends itself to entertaining and a north facing courtyard featuring sunny privacy and a solar/gas heated pool. Double garage and additional secure parking, close to the river, Toorak Village and leading schools. Land size: 1096 sqm approximately.
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This double fronted Victorian enjoys a location where four words, Â´walk to Hawksburn VillageÂ´, are clearly the key. Three inviting bedrooms and an evocative sitting room combine period character with complete present day comfort before leading to living and dining areas that reveal the leafy privacy of an established rear garden. Capture this previously renovated residence, with the significant asset of off street parking, consider scope for a contemporary update, STCA, when ready.
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| 18 Crimea Street
’CAMDEN’ c 1884
Meticulously renovated with respect for its period Italianate origins, whilst also incorporating practical large family focused spaces. The open plan living area abounds in natural light from the cloister and large picture windows to the expansive private garden. Five sizeable bedrooms and three bathrooms support a parents retreat and a refined formal dining room. Includes a chef´s kitchen with Gaggenau appliances, cellar, OFP, hydronic heating and solar/gas heated pool further enhance this unique home. Walking distance to private schools, public transport, shops and restaurants. Land size 1295sqm approximately.
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| 23 Montalto Avenue
The Choice is Yours
Timeless family residence situated in outstanding landscaped garden of approx. 1,684 sqm, with pool, north/south tennis court and large entertainment areas or buy just the beautifully renovated and presented home on approx. 1,147 sqm. The home has a beautifully proportioned entrance and a North facing courtyard. Downstairs comprising a study with OFP, TV room, powder room, laundry, and open plan living and dining with chefâ€™s kitchen. Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, 3 with ensuite, second study and 4th family bathroom. Features include: Hydronic heating, pool changing rooms, cellar, security system, and double carport.
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FOR SALE BY EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Luxurious Penthouse living overlooking Royal Botanic Gardens 4
25 COVENTRY STREET $5M +
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST CLOSING THURSDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2016
TO ARRANGE A PRIVATE VIEWING PLEASE CALL NANCY MONITTO ON 0403 139 430
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This is a rare opportunity to live in one of Melbourneâ€™s premier buildings located in the Royal Botanic Gardens Precinct. This elegant 43 square north east facing Penthouse apartment is the only one of its kind in this building. This unbelievable offering boasts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms plus 2 living areas and decadent wine cellar. Open plan living, spacious balconies and a private internal courtyard provide abundant space for the family to enjoy this spectacular apartment with unmatched quality. Located on the 20th floor, this residence offers stunning protected views across the Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne CBD. In accepting and utilising this document the recipient agrees that SJB Architecture Pty. Ltd. ACN 065 207 490 T/A SJB Architects, retain all common law, statutory law and other rights including copyright and intellectual property rights. The recipient agrees not to use this document for any purpose other than its intended use; to waive all claims against SJB Architects resulting from unauthorised changes; or to reuse the document on other projects without the prior written consent of SJB Architects. Under no circumstances shall transfer of this document be deemed a sale. SJB Architects makes no warranties of fitness for any purpose. The Builder/Contractor shall verify job dimensions prior to any work commencing. Figured dimensions shall take precedence over scaled work.
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14 Findon Crescent Kew Stunning contemporary light filled residence with the perfect blend of formal and informal living spaces and superb entertainment areas. Comprising: Wide entrance hall, expansive formal sitting room with OFP and built in bar, adjoining study with hobby room, guest bedroom with bathroom, separate formal dining room opening to north facing courtyard, open plan modern kitchen with Miele and Gaggenau appliances , casual meals area and family room overlooking landscaped private rear garden. Upstairs: Master bedroom with ensuite and WIR, 3 additional double bedrooms, family bathroom with separate WC and family retreat. Double lock up garage, laundry, ducted heating and cooling. Land 1122 m2 approx. 14findoncrescent-kew.com AUCTION Saturday 10th December at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 10.30am
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2 Watson Avenue Mont Albert North Enter a sanctuary of calm and serenity in this luxurious four bedroom plus study home, a tranquil retreat from a busy life. Within walking distance to Koonung Creek, the leisurely lifestyle is further bolstered by utmost convenience to Belmore Heightâ€™s shopping village, with easy access to transport, recreation and Melbourneâ€™s best schooling. A transcendent ambiance descends from lush gardens to warm, Balinese-influenced styling across four spacious living zones and sun-drenched outdoor entertaining with heated magnesium pool. Overflowing with lavish amenity and luxurious extras for a relaxed, peaceful lifestyle. AUCTION Saturday 17th December at 2.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Thursday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday 2.00-2.30pm
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341 Riversdale Road Hawthorn East Positioned minutes from the bustling cafes and shopping precinct of Camberwell Junction, this graceful Edwardian exudes yesteryear charm alongside updated amenity, delivering a relaxing low-maintenance lifestyle. The single-level two bedroom plus study/ dining layout affords generous flexibility with zoned living areas for peaceful enjoyment, including leafy north-facing outdoor living and easily accessible secure parking for two cars via a rear ROW. Surrounded by lush parklands and Melbourneâ€™s best schools, with trams at the door and easy convenience to the Monash freeway and CBD. AUCTION Saturday 17th December at 12.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Thursday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday 11.30am-12.00pm
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456 Barkers Road Hawthorn East A modern twist on traditional terrace-home living. Designed by KUD Architecture to suit the most discerning of buyers and built by Liberty Constructions, these superb homes fuse the comforts of a commodious state-of-the art interior with the convenience of three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double garage. With generous living and storage spaces, each home provides internal access and independent privacy in an easy care, low maintenance design.
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1A Lambourne Street Surrey Hills Occupying a peaceful and leafy position close to parklands, shopping and transport, this charming freestanding home offers up-to-date amenity amid comfortable dimensions, delivering an irresistibly easy-care, single-level lifestyle. Saturated in natural light, the three bedroom, two bathroom layout comprises a commodious living/dining, complemented with a functional fully-appointed kitchen/family extending onto a sheltered alfresco deck. Enjoying year-round comforts of ducted heating, split system air-conditioning, alarm and remote garage, within walking distance to Wattle Park Village and Surrey Park, with transport, Box Hill Central and Melbourneâ€™s best education nearby. AUCTION Tuesday 13th December at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Thursday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm
Eva Gyorodi 0411 850 171 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 rtedgar.com.au
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BALWYN NORTH 29A MAUD STREET Art Deco delight! An exciting locale, walking distance to North Balwyn Village shops, 48 tram, local schools and parklands makes this charming 1930s Art Deco semi-detached residence a tantalizing opportunity for owner occupiers and investors. This tastefully modernised and exceptionally well presented home comprises; entrance hallway, high ceilings, two double bedrooms, generously proportioned separate living and dining rooms (open fire place), central family bathroom, separate second toilet, fully equipped kitchen leading to a long northern rear yard. Features: heating, polished floorboards, landscaped gardens and single garage with extra off street parking.
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Joshua Brinkhuizen 0426 826 994 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276
Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000
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OUTSTANDING SOUTH YARRA OPPORTUNITY Located in one of the district’s finest tree-lined streets, instantly appealing and serenely set on 367 sq.m. land (approx.), this c1985 town residence is perfect for transformation into an inner-city showpiece, new home site or dual occupancy (S.T.C.A.). Currently offering: • Liveable two bedroom accommodation • Living room • Separate dining • Easy car access • A moment’s walk to Fawkner Gardens, Prahran Market, Toorak Road and Chapel Street shops and excellent transport
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SOUTH YARRA 20 FAWKNER STREET
Saturday 10th December at 1:00pm Thurs 11:45-12:15 Sat 12:30-1:00 Tom McCarthy 0418 326 897 Nicholas Kaine 0439 860 059 305 High Street Prahran 9520 9000
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8 Ash Grove, Malvern East
8ashgrove-malverneast.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 1.30pm Inspect by Appointment Thursday & Saturday 1-1.30pm 0413 273 079 0418 336 234 0409 427 483
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24 Alexandra Avenue, Canterbury
24alexandraavenue-canterbury.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 11.30am Inspect Thursday & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm 0408 004 766 0412 336 266 0405 054 888
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20 Glen Street, Hawthorn
20glenstreet-hawthorn.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 10.30am Inspect Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 11.15-11.45am 0417 003 333 0434 588 664 0431 713 205
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18 Reid Street, Balwyn
18reidstreet-balwyn.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 10.30am Inspect Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday from 10am 0417 003 333 0431 713 205
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11 Cromwell Road, South Yarra
11cromwellroad-southyarra.com Auction Sunday 18th December Inspect Wednesday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am 0418 537 973 0414 799 343 0419 883 136
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20 Everton Grove, Surrey Hills
20evertongrove-surreyhills.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 1.30pm Inspect Thursday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 1pm 0417 003 333 0402 361 680 0431 713 205
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25 Percy Street, Balwyn
25percystreet-balwyn.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 11.30am Inspect Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am 0417 003 333 0434 588 664
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18 Metung Street, Balwyn
18metungstreet-balwyn.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 1.30pm Inspect Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday from 1pm 0419 325 911 0412 247 175
15 Moody Street, Balwyn North
15moodystreet-balwynnorth.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 10.30am Inspect Thursday 1-1.30pm & Saturday from 10am 0418 858 393 0434 288 212
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153 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury
153montalbertroad-canterbury.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 12noon Inspect Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm 0434 588 664 0417 003 333
26 Gardiner Parade, Glen Iris
26gardinerparade-gleniris.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 12.30pm Inspect Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 12noon 0418 336 234 0408 350 684 0417 003 333
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33 Barina Road, Glen Iris
33barinaroad-gleniris.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 11.30am Inspect Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 11am 0422 576 049 0411 676 058 0438 078 338
5 Charles Street, Glen Iris
5charlesstreet-gleniris.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 12.30pm Inspect Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 12noon 0417 003 333 0422 576 049 0402 361 680
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10 Creswick Street, Hawthorn
10creswickstreet-hawthorn.com Auction Wednesday 14th December at 6.30pm Inspect Thursday 11-11.30am & 6.45-7.15pm & Saturday 1.30-2pm 0434 588 664 0417 003 333
30 Parslow Street, Malvern
30parslowstreet-malvern.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 1.30pm Inspect Thursday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday from 1pm 0411 873 913 0434 212 271 0412 360 667
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11 Raleigh Street, Prahran
11raleighstreet-prahran.com Auction Thursday 8th December at 1.30pm Inspect Wednesday 1-1.30pm & Thursday from 1pm 0410 503 389 0418 377 718 0418 994 939
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61A Hawksburn Road, South Yarra
61ahawksburnroad-southyarra.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 1.30pm Inspect Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11-11.30am 0412 360 667 0414 701 983 0411 873 913
16 Banool Road, Surrey Hills
16banoolroad-surreyhills.com Auction Saturday 10th December at 9.30am Inspect Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday from 9am 0417 003 333 0431 713 205
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2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA
PARKVILLE 42 Park Drive
Landmark Apartments, Stunning Potential ´Weston Court´: this well-known 1930s apartment block in a commanding corner position is a unique Parkville example of Spanish Mission architecture. With possible redevelopment options (STCA), here is a once-in-a generation opportunity to renovate this entire free standing apartment block. Comprising 4 spacious residences (2 upper, 2 lower) with an exclusive address bordering Royal Park, the hospital precinct, Melbourne University & Uni High, and 500 metres from the proposed Parkville Station. Each comprises 2 BRs, a spacious living/dining room, neat functional kitchen & bathroom, and features high ceilings & classic period detail. The splendid site (380 sqm approx.) with shared laundry includes off-street parking.
AUCTION INSPECT OFFICE CONTACT
This Saturday at 12.30pm Wed 12-12.30 & Sat 12-12.30 Carlton North | 9347 4322 James Keenan 0418 580 620 Damien Shiel 0419 394 999
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Melbourne & Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty would like to welcome Sarah Case to our growing real estate team. “I am so excited to have joined such an outstanding International organisation, with over 860 offices in 65 countries and an International Referral System where you work as a team no matter what country you are from. No other real estate firm can offer this service to our vendors.” Sarah Case | Director
Sarah Case Director 0439 431 020
David Colbran Director 0418 348 481
Greg Herman Director 0411 473 307
Phillip French Director 0411 090 987
Rob Curtain Director 0418 310 870
Jennie Hoang Director Leasing & Management 0488 053 586
Melinda Ma Manager of Asia Relations 0468 925 666
Rob Marden Senior Sales Associate 0412 381 841
Rudy Van Der Berg Senior Sales Associate 0405 204 450
Grant Giordano Sales 0475 770 035
Danielle Vains Senior Sales Associate 0432 617 229
Linda Boulter Senior Sales Associate 0438 520 282
Patrick Sinn Senior Sales Associate 0418 378 759
Georgia Mclaren Executive Assistant to Phillip French 0431 175 575
Anthia Bobeff Executive Assistant to Sarah Case 0416 150 071
Maree Barnes Administration 9825 0555
Nina Karchnak Melbourne Office Reception 9825 0555
Nicole Harvey Marketing & Sales Assistant 0433 730 490
Meagan Marsh Peninsula Office Reception 5984 4114
If you would like to consider establishing a career with the World’s most prestigious real estate brand, please call David Colbran on 0418 348 481, Greg Herman on 0411 473 307 or Rob Curtain on 0418 310 870. Toorak | 14 Wallace Avenue, Toorak VIC 3142 | 9825 0555
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Sorrento | Level 1, 119-125 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento VIC 3943 | 5984 4114
31 Miller Grove KEW
Reno Renovators delight or potential new home site in this quiet tree lined Kew cul de sac.
Eltham 93 Arthur Street | KINLOCH View
beauty By Appointment Only
The Manor House at Kinloch Gardens Contact Greg Herman 0411 473 307 A beautiful period house with panoramic views in grounds of 5560sqm Charm, privacy, site and location In the original family for 75 years A property unique in Melbourne
Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Office
Sotheby’s Realty 9825 0555 Barry Plant Eltham 9431 1222
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Currently a 1920’s 4 bedroom home with lounge, separate dining and kitchen with meals area that would ideally lend itself to a new renovation/extension to create an extremely comfor comf table family home in a great location. LAND: 782 sqm (18.288m x 42.73m) Ideal new home site STPA STP
AUCTION 10th December at 12:00pm Inspect Saturday da Sat 11:30am - 12:00pm day Phone Simon Walsh on 0419 337 460 for an appointment.
Website melbournesothebysrealty.com barryplant.com.au
ASK VALDA LD LDA SHE KNOWS
1167 Burke Burk Road, Kew
12-14 Birdrock Avenue
ONCE IN A LIFETIME A touch of English weatherboard 4 3 1 2 charm and continental character completes this picturesque property so close to Birdrock Beach. • ¾ acre allotment (approx.) already on two titles with potential to further subdivide (STCA) • Stunning garden laden with fruit trees & a tennis court • Three distinct living zones • Master bedroom downstairs with walk in robe and full ensuite • A choice of numerous areas to relax and entertain both internally and throughout the garden setting • All modern conveniences including gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling and quality kitchen appliances. This is a home that you will cherish every season as it offers a very special chance for buyers seeking a holiday retreat with a difference or a permanent address to withdraw to on a full time basis.
Open for inspection: Thurs 6:30pm - 7:00pm Sat 3:00pm - 3:30pm Amanda Haimona:
Bonaccorde Property Services 4-42 Lochiel Avenue, Mount Martha VIC 3934
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THE HOME DIRECTORY BATHROOM RENOVATIONS Pioneering Bathroom Designs
Melbourne Design Awards 2011 Winner and 2012 Melbourne Design Awards Shortlisted. Let us transform your tired/outdated bathroom into a modern and innovative design. With over 20 years experience, we specialise in all aspects of bathroom renovations. Registered Builder. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Sam 0439 115 225 www.pioneeringbathroomdesigns.com.au 1187233-KC24-15
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Click4Trades
Need a tradesman? Deal direct with a group of tradies that have worked together for almost twenty years. A complete Home Renovation / Maintenance group that can help with all trades & services, small to large jobs. Contact: 1800 4 TRADES (1800 487 233). Address: 737 Burwood Rd Hawthorn
COURIER SERVICES Pack & Send Hawthorn
We provide total courier and freight delivery services and complete packaging solutions for customers in and around Hawthorn, Richmond. You can drop off your goods at our Service Centre or we can pick up from your door - it’s your choice. Contact: 9813 4522.
Pioneering Bathroom Designs Melbourne Design Awards 2011 Winner and 2012 Melbourne Design Awards Shortlisted. Let us transform your tired/ outdated bathroom into a modern and innovative design. With over 20 years experience, we specialise in all aspects of bathroom renovations. Registered Builder. Email: sam@pioneeringbathroomdesigns. com.au Contact: Sam 0439 115 225
BATHROOMS Bathrooms ‘R’ Us We do it all, from renovations and remodelling to plumbing and electrical, plastering, waterproofing and tiling. Contact us 24 hours, 7 days a week and we will happily assist. Call us now for a quote. Contact: 0423 676 555 or 9530 0422.
Smarter Bathrooms Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838 Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne
CONCRETING Concrete Warrior
Specialising in exposed aggregate, plain concrete, stencil work, form work and street footing. All concrete work. Fully licenced and insured. Call now for a free quote. Contact: Mazen 0424 430 334.
TREE SERVICES Assured Tree Care Pty Ltd
We take pride in giving our clients the best level of professional Arboricultural services to meet their needs. We have a holistic approach to the value and care of trees and their addition to the landscape. We are experienced, qualified and insured arborists. Contact us for a free quote. Contact: Russell 0411 257 793.
BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS GIA Bathrooms and Kitchens 819A Nepean Hwy Bentleigh. Specialist bathroom design and renovation company, providing peace of mind that one company will manage all aspects of your renovation process. Complete start to finish service, with guaranteed start and finish dates. Call now to book a free in home consultation or visit our website Contact: 1300 442 736
Concrete Warrior Specialising in exposed aggregate, plain concrete, stencil work, form work and street footing. All concrete work. Fully licenced and insured. Call now for a free quote. Contact: Mazen 0424 430 334.
blinds and Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in all other window furnishings including Holland Blinds, Sun Screens, Awnings, Venetians, Romans and Curtains. Contact: 9818 1133.
Bracken Blinds & Shutters Specialises
in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Showroom: 391 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell, or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or 9882 3332.
BLINDS & SHUTTERS
Page Doors & Blinds Roller blinds.
Roman blinds. Slim line venetians. Timber plantation shutters. Retractable insect screens.Customer satisfaction guarantee. 390 Burke Road Camberwell. Call now on 9809 1766.
Rent-A-Bomb Car Rentals Specialising in new and used car rentals with over 37 years experience. With a large range of new and used cars, we have your rental needs covered. Contact us on 13 15 63 or www.rentabomb.com.au
Campeones Cleaning Services -
Satisfaction GUARANTEED! We are the champions of cleaning. Affordable, trusted specialists in: commercial, events, residential, carpet, window and pressure cleaning. We will prove ourselves to be a great asset to your company or home. Available 7 days, incl public holidays. Can start immediately. Our hours are based on the most convenient for our dear clients. Late night is fine too! We offer excellent service & attention to detail across Melbourne & surrounding areas.
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ELECTRICAL SERVICES J.L Hutt Electrical
Specialising in all electrical installations: Extensions/ Refurbishments, Stove/ Oven/Hot Water repair, Switchboard upgrades, House Rewires, TV/Phone/ Data and Safety switches. Free quotes 24 hour service.
Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772
WINDOWS Malvern Windows
Specialists in manufacture, supply and installation of period style timber windows. Additional areas of expertise range from; double glazing, sashcords, rot repair and complete window replacements. Call Brett for a no obligation quote. Contact: Brett Smyk 0409 870 016
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A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest quality
Pack & Send We provide total courier and freight delivery services and complete packaging solutions for customers in and around Hawthorn and Richmond. You can drop off your goods at our Service Centre or we can pick up from your door - it’s your choice. Our freight solutions include domestic, international and domestic deliveries. 469 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East. Contact: 9813 4522. www.packsend.com.au/hawthorn
Deckseal Revival Pty Ltd Melbourne’s
deck care and maintenance professionals. Residential and Commercial: Deck sanding, cleaning and sealing. Concrete & paving cleaning and sealing.Delivering a beautiful and long lasting deck surface. Contact: Brian 0410 537 164
J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all electrical installations: Extensions/ Refurbishments, Stove/Oven/Hot Water Repair, Switchboard upgrades, House Rewires, TV/Phone/Data, Safety switches. Free quotes. 24 hour service. Lic 17824. Contact: Jason 0411 300 772. www.jlhuttelectrical.com.au
Websters Fencing Registered Building Practitioner. Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of fences. Specialising in boundary fencing, including fences over two metres. Contact: Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote. Mob: 0417 356 608 WINDOW REPLACEMENTS All Broken Glass
At All Broken Glass we specialise in the replacement of glass in all areas of your home or office. We replace glass in doors, windows and ensure that we are prompt and reliable in our service. Our workmanship is second to none and we endeavour to make sure you the customer is happy with the job. For a free quote. Contact: Greg on 0414 516 050 12331424-ACM47-16
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Town and Country Gardens Personalised
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service including solving existing garden problems, plant health checks & revamping or establishing a new garden. Practical, professional advice & garden designs ensuring your gardening needs are fulfilled.
showroom & discover 1000’s of metres of
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GARDEN SERVICES Groundswell Gardens Bringing gardens to life since 1990. Qualified Gardeners providing all aspects of garden maintenance and renovation including hedging, expert pruning, fertilising, soil conditioning and mulching. Garden design and plant knowledge. Customer Satisfaction every time.
beautiful fabrics. Purchase by the metre or order in any brand. DIY, custom made window furnishings / cushions, upholstery service. Free measure and quote. 1346 Toorak Road Camberwell
Contact: 9889 2213.
Assured Tree Care Pty Ltd We take pride in giving our clients the best level of professional Arboricultural services to meet their needs. We have a holistic approach to the value and care of trees and their addition to the landscape. We are experienced, qualified and insured arborists. Contact us for a free quote. Contact: Russell 0411 257 793.
Click4Trades Need a tradesman? Deal direct with a group of tradies that have worked together for almost twenty years. A complete Home Renovation / Maintenance group that can help with all trades & services, small to large jobs.
Contact: 1800 4 TRADES (1800 487 233). Address: 737 Burwood Rd Hawthorn
SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blinds
Highest quality Timber Plantation Shutters at Melbourne’s best prices guaranteed. Also specialising in all other window furnishings including Awnings and Roller Blinds. For a free, no obligation quote: Contact: 9818 1133 firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Duke Total tree care, including reshaping or removals. Third-generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete customer satisfaction with individual assessment. Contact: Paul 9509 4768
Almara Cabinets Winners of the
Bracken Blinds & Shutters
Bracken Blinds specialises in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Visit us at our showroom or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or (03) 9882 3332 391 Camberwell Road, Camberwell
Contact: 9885 3949 www.groundswelldesigns.com.au
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Smarter Kitchens live in the kitchen you
Australian Achievers’ Award. Customerdesigned wardrobes, wall units, bookshelves, guaranteed quality. Showroom: 145-147 Williams Rd, Dandenong. Contact: 9793 8233.
specialising in all exterior broken glass replacement in your home. We replace glass in doors, windows and ensure that we are prompt and reliable in our service. Our workmanship is second to none and we endeavour to make sure you the customer is happy with the job. For a free quote.
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