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nd so this is Christmas, and what have you done … so sang John Lennon in his 1971 classic. Yes, it’s that time of year when we tend to take stock of our achievements in the past 12 months. Reflecting on my own 2016, sadly I didn’t run the Melbourne marathon – I only ferried my kids to the MCG so they could run the 10-kilometre course. I didn’t find a cure for cancer – I just offered support and the odd homecooked meal for a friend who was sick. But perhaps it’s these kind of everyday gestures that add up to make the measure of a life. Not the big, remarkable events, rather the little things we say and do that help make the world go around. This week, we asked some of our favourite celebrities what they wanted for Christmas. What struck me was the sheer simplicity of their wishes – top of the list were good health and time with family. May your festive season be filled with such simple pleasures. We’ll be back next year. ●
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How will you spend Christmas this year? We have a tradition where we all go back to my dad’s at Ballarat. I think my sister Cathy (married to 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Kerrin McEvoy) won’t be there this year because it is her turn to go to her husband’s family in Streaky Bay, but there’s usually about 35 of us. The kids all have their meal earlier so they are a bit out of the way. Then we all have our meal around the table. It is so lovely because we don’t all get to see each other very often like that. What’s on the menu? Because life is pretty hectic, we keep it pretty simple and very traditional. There is always a turkey and a big ham. We all have our jobs. My job is to make the punch, so I get out of it pretty easily. I basically make it by taste and I am very particular to use good alcohol (Grey Goose vodka, Bundaberg rum) and good champagne (Mumm) and put in mango, peaches, nectarines, bananas and all different types of juice. The first year I made it a bit strong and everyone was complaining they pulled up with a bit of a headache.
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What was the best present you got as a kid? Because there were so many children, we didn’t get presents for Christmas or birthdays growing up. I think my sister Therese used to feel bad for us so she used to pretend she was Santa Claus. We would put our pillowcases at the end of our beds and she would put lollies in them. When we look back it was such a crap present, but we were so happy. It was so exciting for us every year. Even when I was about seven or eight and worked out there was no Santa, I kept quiet so I wasn’t cut out of the action.
She became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, overcame a critical injury and last month made racing history again as the first person in Victoria to win a race as both trainer and jockey. But, come Christmas, as the youngest of 10 children, she’s just one of the kids.
Most memorable Christmas? Every Christmas is pretty much the same. It’s a bit of a games fest and we always have a soccer match. We can’t get enough of the old stories of growing up. Someone will start on a story and it gets on a roll and all of our brothers-in-law laugh. Not that story again. They have to put up with it every year. All is want for Christmas is … I don’t really want for much. I am just glad to be healthy and happy. I am feeling really good and grateful to be back to full health. ● » Life As I know It, by Michelle Payne, with John Harms. Melbourne University Press, $32.95 » michellejpayne.com.au
HOME F R It’s been a busy year for the award-winning musician, social-enterprise founder, radio host and mum of three. High time, really, to sing and be merry over a prawn cocktail and a mince pie or two.
I decide to be very brave like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory saga, where he doesn’t get the gold ticket that first time around. I bite my lip, thank my brother James for the fish tie, and excuse myself so I can weep quietly in the bathroom. As I stand up to leave, my dear Papa Bear says, “Hello!? What’s this mysterious box hidden right behind the tree?” It had my name on it. I blink a lot as I open the mysterious box and there she is, Veronica Claudette, my first Cabbage Patch Doll! She is still my favourite, to this day. My heart gets hot when I think of all of that.
How will you spend Christmas? Same same, but delightfully so. My big sister Lisa will be putting on the Ritz for 20 of us over at her place (in Melbourne’s west). Gosh, does she spoil us. What’s on the menu? We’re talking prawn and lettuce cocktail, followed by a full ham, turkey and roast vegies spread, and then mum’s Dutch Christmas pud with custard for dessert. Then, that sugar-high unconscious eating that happens when you’ve just drunk a few too many reds and you just eat mince tarts because they’re there, alone, and you don’t want them to be lonely. How good does that sound? You guys should come!
All I want for Christmas is … More of the same. Bring it on! What an absolutely fabulous year of good health, new radio and almost finishing an album it has been. Next year, dear God, help me finally release this album (No.8). ● » Clare Bowditch presents Afternoons, 1-3pm, Monday-Thursday, on 774 ABC Melbourne.
The funniest present you’ve received? My brother James’ plastic fish tie from 1984 has never been surpassed for its Monty Python-esque absurdity. What’s an eight-year-old girl gonna do with a plastic fish tie? Just love it, that’s all. The most memorable Christmas of your childhood? I am eight. All I wanted was a Cabbage Patch doll. Just one. Present after present is unwrapped around me, and as they grow thin on the ground, I realise, no Cabbage Patch Doll for little Clarey.
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SARAH HARRIS asks some of our favourite personalities about their festive rituals & memories
Favourite Christmas memory? Our favourite story to remind our mother of on Christmas day is the time she started to say a prayer – as she liked to do at Christmas and Easter – before we tucked into our Christmas lunch. This one year she began the prayer with for what we are about to “relieve” instead of saying, “for what we are about to receive”. This, of course, triggered immediate laughter from one and all, as well as the sarcastic responses that only a family can provide … well my family do, anyway.
The ever-popular actor, writer and director has two new movies, Nest and A Few Less Men,, due out next year, but at Christmas time the father of four is sticking firmly to a tried and true script. He even wants hankies. How will you spend Christmas? The same as I hope most people get the chance to do, which is with family. It’s a very loud affair, and if you’re really lucky, you can even get a word in.
Most memorable present? There was a dear old lady who wasn’t my nanna, but we called her Nanna Hogg – mainly because Hogg was her surname. She was a wonderful woman who played piano at my mother’s dance school. Every year, without fail, she would give me a hanky for Christmas. I’d always laugh at the fact that I would no doubt get another hanky from Nanna Hogg this year and, of course, I always did. But Nanna Hogg is no longer with us, and nobody buys me hankies any more, and truth be told, I have run out. I miss Nanna Hogg dearly and I miss her hankies too.
All I want for Christmas is … For everyone to enjoy the holiday as much as my family and I do. ● » Join Shane and a host of other stars for Carols by Candlelight. For tickets or donations to Vision Australia: » carols.visionaustralia.org » shanejacobson.com.au
What’s on the menu? It is very traditional. Roast chicken and ham have been the regular guests on our dinner table for as long as I can remember. This year, the main difference is I will be playing head chef at our new home in Macedon after the old family home was sold.
The much-loved chef and founder of St Kilda landmark Mr Wolf is hugely looking forward to the festive break with her husband Michael Sapountsis and their two daughters. There’ll be a real tree and a choice pig’s ear for Rudi, the Hungarian vizsla. How will you spend Christmas? Because we are shooting My Kitchen Rules right up to a few days before, and we have moved out of our house while we’re renovating, we’re heading to my brother-in-law’s on the day. Then on Boxing Day we will do it all again with my family, the same combo but reversed, with about 20 people. What’s on the menu? Always, always salad a la russe. My grandmother is French Tunisian and she has always made this salad, with potato, beans, carrots and heavily dressed in mayonnaise. Over the years we’ve really dressed it up with crayfish, salmon roe, witlof and curly endive. I will take a grain salad with fresh and dried cherries, and maybe a little bit of a Middle Eastern feel with some mint or pomegranate molasses. That sort of thing really throws my mum. She is like, “cherries are for dessert”. What’s the most out-there present you’ve received? When I was 18 my mother gave me a white crocheted top and matching short, short
hotpants. They were both sheer. It was the most shocking gift. I was like, “What, they are for me?”. I think she was thinking, “You are young, you are fabulous and you should be able to wear that sort of thing”. I don’t think my father felt quite the same way. Most memorable Christmas? One year (in the late ’70s) we went to Bowraville, near Coffs Harbour. Coming from urban Melbourne, driving there in a small Peugeot 504 over three days, it was such an adventure. The radiator only blew up once and every hour we were asking, “Are we there yet?”. I remember we had young sweetcorn from a farm nearby. I’d not tasted anything like it, it was so sweet, tender and young. All I want for Christmas is … A few days off, some focused time with my family and the Australian Fish & Seafood Cookbook. And since you’re asking, I also wouldn’t go past a tiny pair of diamond earrings. ●
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Ask the wine guy the perfect wine for Q What’s Christmas Day? I think Christmas Day is the perfect A occasion for wine. There’s no single wine that encapsulates the day, so it’s best to match wine with what you’re eating. There has to be sparkling to start the celebration, riesling for seafood and chardonnay for turkey. You won’t find a better match than rose to go with ham, while cabernet sauvignon is perfect with roast red meats. In true Christmas spirit, we’re giving away the wines featured here – six mixed cases to share with friends and family on Christmas Day. ● GOT A QUESTION? EMAIL \
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COOKING OOKING \\ There’s nothing better than serving up a roast chicken when friends come around, and we cannot go past the Sommerlad breed. They’re bigger than the usual and almost turkey-like in flavour, with the crispiest parson’s nose a gal could ask for. ●
READING EADING \\ In case I needed an excuse to tell you about Chaz Hutton’s seminal work, A Sticky Note Guide to Life (Harper Collins, $18.99), he gives me a whole chapter of Laugh Out Loud funny on Food & Drink. Make a note to stick it into every stocking this festive season. ●
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EATING \ New season cherries from Cherry Hill are the harbinger of chrismukkah cheer in our household. I like to pit and freeze them for easy cherry sorbet in the Thermomix. ●
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CAROLS \ CAROLS AT COMO PARK Rhonda Burchmore hosts this much-loved local carols concert, featuring a stellar line-up of performers, including Bobby Fox (Jersey Boys), Amy Lehpamer (Sound of Music), and Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins). Bring a picnic and celebrate Christmas under the stars with a spectacular riverside fireworks display. ■ December 18, 7.30-9.30pm. Como Park, Williams Road, South Yarra. Cost: free. Inquiries: stonnington.vic.gov.au
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SUNSET SOUNDS – DEBORAH CONWAY & WILLY ZYGIER The 2017 Sunset Sounds series of free concerts kicks off with folk duo Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier. Their latest album, Everybody’s Begging, is a delightful stream of catchy, acoustic ballads that explore their spiritual sides. They will be supported by Sal Kimber and her band The Rollin’ Wheel, playing a lineup of country, folk, rock and pop. Go along to listen to some great music as the
AMY WINEHOUSE TRIBUTE One of Australia’s finest and most versatile vocalists, Atlanta Coogan (Black Sorrows, Bjorn Again), takes you on a musical journey through the life and music of Amy Winehouse. Along with the Back to Black Band, Atlanta will perform all of Amy’s hit songs, including Valerie, Back to Black and Rehab. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy the music of one of the 21st century’s most talented singers. ■ December 16, 6.30-11pm. Marquee Restaurant Bar, 445 Toorak Road, Toorak. Cost: $30 or $65 for dinner and the show. Inquiries: marqueerestaurant.com.au sun goes down, while trying culinary delights from some of Melbourne’s best food trucks. ■ January 8, 6pm. Victoria Gardens, High Street, Prahran. Cost: free. Inquiries: stonnington.vic.gov.au SPORT KOOYONG CLASSIC The Priceline Pharmacy Kooyong Classic is back with an all-star line-up, including
Aussie star Bernard Tomic, 2016 Kooyong champion and world No. 12 David Goffin of Belgium, and world No. 10 Richard Gasquet of France. Be sure to get along to the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club to join in the fun, which includes the chilled atmosphere of the Kooyong Common, featuring food trucks, live music and delicious drinks. ■ January 10-13. Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Road, Kooyong. Cost: tickets start at $34. Inquiries: kooyongclassic.com.au
SLAM VOLLEYBALL FESTIVAL Players, novices and spectators alike can head down to this beach volleyball competition for “babes, beers, bangers and a good time” – and, of course, volleyball. Participants get a show bag, and there will be an after-party with sweet drink specials. Suitable for over-16s. ■ December 17, register from 9am; competition starts 10am. St Kilda foreshore, St Kilda. Cost: $40 to play. slamfestival.com COOKING GINGERBREAD DECORATING AT THE MARKET Whether you’re looking for a creative activity, a Christmas-eve bribe for Santa, or just really love the spicy goodness that is gingerbread, this children’s workshop is a great idea. Best of all, your gold coin donation goes to The Salvation Army or Sacred Heart Mission. ■ December 21, 9am-noon. Neff Market Kitchen, Stall 90, Cecil Street, South Melbourne. ● COMPILED BY JEMIMAH CLEGG
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STOR RY Where last year’s Star Wars FILM revival flirted with nostalgia, Rogue One looks set to surrender to it. From the trailers (Disney is keeping details firmly under wraps), there’s a sense of returning to a childhood treasure from an adult perspective, armed with the scale and spectacle modern blockbusters enjoy. Set before the 1977 original, Rogue follows a team of rebels attempting to steal the plans for the Death Star. And look, there’s Darth Vader! ■ Opens December 15, rated CTC, 134 minutes, starwars.com
THE BEST OF SUMMER
WHITE CLOUD His little brother has been busy lighting up the Sydney Opera House, but Tim Finn is no slacker himself. Following on from this year’s The Fiery Maze for Malthouse, Tim’s musical Ladies In Black is making a return next March and he’ll be back onstage
THE BOOK OF MORMON Musical fans have been waiting for this one as fervently as some devout folk await the second coming. Created by South Park’s Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this irreverent dig at the Church of Latter Day Saints, in which two naive missionaries embark on a tour of wartorn Uganda, has been a Broadway and West End smash. Even the Church seems to like it. January shows for the Australian premiere are already sold out, but March is looking promising. ■ Princess Theatre, Melbourne. Opens January 18, tickets from $50.68. bookofmormonmusical.com.au
ROOM ON THE BROOM There can be few kids’ bookshelves that aren’t graced with a copy of Julia Donaldson’s The Gruffalo. Gruffalo Room on the Broom is less well known, but this local adaptation should prove equally popular as a holiday treat. In it, a witch and her cat load up their broomstick with hitchhikers until the stick can’t take it anymore. Just when things look bad, a dragon turns up. A fun and slightly scary musical for ages three and above. ■ Arts Centre Melbourne, January 4-15, $26-$39, cdp.com.au KIDS
ROCKWIZ LIVE! THE CHRISTMAS(ISH) SHOW GIG Say goodbye to 2016 with (surviving) rock royalty at this seasonal shindig from the makers of SBS’s RocKwiz. There will be Christmas carols (presumably more in the vein of Fairytale of New York than Little Town of Bethlehem), curly questions and comedy gold. Hosted by Julia Zemiro, the show will feature Vika and Linda Bull plus six secret guests. As always, there’s a chance for every guest to join the team onstage as a contestant. ■ Palais Theatre, December 17, $79.90-$120, rockwizlive.com.au
before then in White Cloud. In this very personal show, Tim tours his family tree through journals, letters and memoirs, accompanied by home movies shot by his father. There will, of course, be songs aplenty. ■ Arts Centre Melbourne, January 13-15, $65, artscentremelbourne.com.au
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To catch up with friends? Mr Burton has great coffee and lovely all-day breakfasts. They also do dinner and cocktails in the courtyard. For a great bottle of wine? Vintage Cellars has a good selection. For some me-time? I love to walk our dog along the Ferndale Trail – sometimes we stop for coffee along the way. For a fantastic meal? The kids and I love to catch up with their grandparents at Freshly Baked for cake and a cup of tea after school. For dinner, my husband and I like Preserve Kitchen. To get some exercise? I enjoy going to The Swedish Pilates Studio on Glen Iris Road. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG CountUp is available for Apple products on the app store. countup.com.au
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Just-opened Flatiron is a beautifully curated and designed lifestyle shop, selling homewares, gifts, clothing and accessories. Who’s behind the counter? Sisters Penny Duggan and Sam Scally had an interior styling business for 10 years, working for private and commercial clients. They fell in love with a building in Willsmere Village – affectionately known by locals as “the Flatiron building”. “We thought this space would be really nice for an office for our business, but then we realised there’s such a need in this area for beautiful pieces,” Sam says. Their shop, which opened two months ago, was designed and handcrafted by designer Ben Bangay. Sam says they plan to open a wine bar at the back of the building next year. “It will be a real destination,” she says. What’s in store? Their own range of clothing, called Sam Brown Collection, along with staples from local designers, including Organic Crew and Frances Hendrie. “We’ve also got homewares from Denmark, a beautiful range of Italian perfumes called Orto Parisi, and we’ve hand-picked a lot of other things,” Sam says.
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The selling point The ultimate bayside lifestyle with leading contemporary design by internationally recognised Hachem Architecture in an outstanding natural coastal environment.
just-released Seaford beach development is set to redefine waterfront living in Melbourne, offering the ultimate bayside lifestyle with water on two sides. Orabel has Seaford’s five-kilometre stretch of pristine white, sandy beach on one side and the native wetlands of Kananook Creek Reserve on the other, creating an outstanding natural environment offering water, beach and parkland activities. Its low-rise buildings have been designed by internationally recognised Hachem Architecture to nestle into native beachside and wetland landscaping that will take up nearly two-thirds of the site. Buyers have the choice of beach and bay, creek reserve or native garden outlooks from Orabel’s 140 apartments in one, two, three and four-bedroom layouts. Prices start at $379,000. Orabel Apartments is the new flagship development for Resimax Property Group. Sales director Ken Dodds says more than 500 prospective buyers registered interest before the early December launch. “Orabel is attracting downsizers, families, first-home buyers and even people looking for a highly convenient weekender and holiday residence in an extraordinary setting. “Seaford is one of Port Phillip Bay’s cleanest beaches and it is often deserted in the front of Orabel. There’s very limited public parking; however, Orabel residents will have 90 car spaces beyond council requirements.” Orabel’s design optimises the site’s extraordinary, direct views west across the
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bay and east over waterfront parklands. Hachem Architects director of architecture Brendan Shannon says the building’s design, materials, colours and textures take inspiration from the surrounding natural environment. A lightweight steel wave curves softly over the roof, creating a stylish coastal landmark as well as summer shade. Internal living areas range from 50 to 130 square metres with private outdoor terraces or balconies from eight to 147 square
metres. All apartments have at least one car space and storage bay and two bike racks and more than half of the 100 two-bedroom apartments will have two car spaces and storage bays. Orabel emphasises its lifestyle opportunities and will offer beach volleyball and other activities during summer. Completion is anticipated in early to mid-2019. ● LIZ MCLACHLAN firstname.lastname@example.org
Location, location Orabel directly overlooks the bay and Kananook Creek Reserve and is 36 kilometres south-east of the CBD and five kilometres north of Frankston. It’s a 12-minute walk to Seaford station, a five-minute drive to the M3 freeway, and a minute to Seaford’s shops. Seaford Primary School and Patterson River Secondary College are a three to fiveminute drive.
THE BUILD Address \ 78-83 Nepean Highway, Seaford Developer \ Resimax Property Group Building & interior design \ Hachem Architecture Landscape design \ John Patrick Landscape Architects Sales \ Ken Dodds 1300 783 144 or 0433 773 299 Display \ 78-83 Nepean Highway, Seaford
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Residents can enjoy beach walks, bay swimming, long boarding, sea kayaking, boating, bay or pier fishing and dolphin-watching. Or walk, cycle and canoe the 7.5-kilometre Kananook Creek Reserve following the creek from Frankston Pier or walk and cycle through the Seaford Foreshore Reserve. Also nearby are shared trails through the Seaford Wetlands and the 49-kilometre Bay Trail from Seaford to Brighton. Patterson Lakes Marina is a five-minute drive. Shops, cafes and restaurants are a minute away in Seaford or a few minutes further in Frankston and Patterson Lakes. ●
Landscape architect John Patrick is replicating and restoring local indigenous flora to create a natural coastal and wetlands environment on nearly two-thirds of Orabel’s 9253-square-metre site. Sand dune vegetation will continue into Orabel’s deeply setback frontage, mirroring the Seaford Foreshore Reserve, which is one of Port Phillip Bay’s few remaining substantial strips of rare coastal vegetation. At the rear, Orabel’s 10 to 40-metre creek frontage will restore indigenous vegetation and extend the natural habitat for local fauna. Filtration ponds will filter stormwater prior to its release. ●
Orabel’s facade features timber-grained precast concrete and timber-lined balconies with clear glass balustrades. Windowed walls open up the design and, along with strategic garden enclosures, create natural ventilation, drawing in sea breezes to help regulate building temperature. Generous landscaping will provide visual barriers for bedrooms, living areas and private outdoor spaces. Inside, apartments optimise natural light and views and are carefully planned to maximise space and storage. Timber floors flow through living areas, which also feature timber veneer cabinetry, stone benchtops and glass splashbacks. ●
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Amber got this framed for me as a 40th birthday present. This is my late dad (Phil) and me in my first show, Oliver, in Oliver Oliver, in 1972, and it includes a little note from him to me on the back. He was Fagin and I was the Artful Dodger.
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ouring frequently as he does, David Hobson finds there’s a real sense of coming home to Glen Iris. “It’s not so much the house itself as the street,” the tenor and composer says. “We know everyone on the street, we have parties, golf days, barbecues. We have thought about moving many times, but how can we leave this street?” When David and his wife Amber bought the solidly reassuring 1930s brick house in 2003, it was in need of light and love. A large indoor-outdoor extension by builder Damian Canny provides the Hobson family with a convivial, airy space. An impressive glass and timber sliding door, which echoes a Japanese shoji screen, gives great flow between the original bungalow and main living area. It often comes into play when David is rehearsing. Is
it to keep sound in or out? “I guess it depends which side of the door you are on,” David says, laughing. ● SARAH HARRIS email@example.com » Join David and a host of stars for Vision Australia’s Carols Carols by Candlelight Candlelight at at The Sidney Myer Music Bowl and televised by Channel Nine on Christmas Eve from 8pm. Tickets and donations: carols.visionaustralia.org
My grandfather Andrew Graham kicked seven goals in his local footy grand final in 1925. I think it was for Auburn Football Club. That was also the year Hawthorn entered the VFL and he was picked to join them.
I am a tea guy. I don’t drink alcohol or coffee. I used to get annoyed when I’d go out and friends would get a marvellous coffee and they’d wave a bag over a cup of hot water for me. It’s getting better; more places are using good quality leaf.
This was a wedding present from the Andrianakis brothers, who owned a studio where David Hirschfelder (fellow musician and composer) worked for about a year and a half. Peter Andrianakis is a sculptor and this is his work.
CHAIR & DOG Milly, illy, one of our two dogs, is very adept at getting into photos and useful for mopping the floor. This chair is one of two Victorian grandmother chairs my wife Amber was given by her mother. Amber used it as a ballet prop when she was a child. It used to be mustard velvet, but she had it recovered. DECEMBER 14, 2016 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 21
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xclusive Scotch Hill must be a contender for most liveable precinct in our much-vaunted world’s most liveable city. The riverside pocket of Hawthorn, most readily associated with the elite school that bought its vast Yarra site in 1914, has an aura of affluence, influence, desirability and unshakeable value. It starts with gorgeous streetscapes and landscape: wide tree-lined residential streets, grand heritage houses mixing with modern architecture, sports grounds, Fairview Park and river access. It sits in a transport hub, just above the freeway that takes you to the city or to your Mornington Peninsula beach house. Kooyong station and the bike path are at the bottom of the hill, and trams run north-south as well as east-west through Richmond to the MCG, CBD and Docklands. The easy access to elite schools cements its merit as a family area. This privileged oasis might be shielded from the rough and tumble, but there’s plenty of action on Scotch Hill’s doorstep. In five minutes you can be in a top-end Toorak Village restaurant, boutique shopping at Camberwell Junction, chilling at a boho Swan Street bar, or dropping into Lido Cinemas, a bookshop, or the lunch spot du jour further up Glenferrie Road, an area enlivened by Swinburne University. On the way you will have tripped over more cafes than you could count. Property in Scotch Hill sells itself, an example being this wellbalanced modern house, built in 1993 on a 607-square-metre block with a west-facing back garden. The vendors moved in five years ago with their three sons and now plan to downsize. They renovated the kitchen, powder room and bathrooms, recarpeted, gave the beautiful oak parquetry a richer stain and painted the interior in a neutral palette. No structural work was necessary because the flowing floor plan is one of its assets. For formal occasions, there’s a carpeted living/dining zone to the right of the front door. Being open to the central hall, opposite the study and staircase, it feels connected to the entire house. The living area, under a double-height ceiling, has two pairs of street-side windows plus an arched window to the north, while the dining space is cosier, with a lower ceiling. Timber-tread stairs curve up to the sleeping quarters. The main bedroom, facing tree-lined Glen Street, has a corridor lined with mirror-front wardrobes to an oversized en suite with walk-in shower, dual marble vanity and a modern version of a clawfoot bath under a black lampshade. Four children’s bedrooms share a central TV/study area, bathroom and separate toilet. Double doors can close off their domain to heat or cool it efficiently or to isolate noise. The same premise applies to double doors directly below, separating the formal and casual living zones. An inviting sitting area on the right has a brass-framed fireplace flanked by shelves. The kitchen, on the left of the parquetry-floored family room, was fitted on the footprint of the original two years ago. It has a stainless-steel Falcon stove, DeLonghi wine fridge, walk-in pantry and Silestone island bench. The small meals area has a conservatory air, with a view of the garden and pool through full-height windows. It is the vendor’s favourite spot for afternoon tea. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON firstname.lastname@example.org
FINAL WORD “AN IMPRESSIVE FAMILY HOUSE ENHANCED BY SUPERB FORMAL & INFORMAL LIVING
AGENT Kay & Burton 8862 8001 PRICE $2.3 million + AUCTION December 14 at 6pm OFI December 14, 5.30pm SCHOOL ZONES + Camberwell South Primary + Camberwell High + Melbourne Grammar see more domain.com.au
PROPERTY ID 2013237209
13km from Bourke Street
WE LOV E IT
AGENT RT Edgar 8888 2000 PRICE $1.9 million + AUCTION December 17, 2.30pm OFI December 15, 1pm; December 17, 2pm SCHOOL ZONES + Birralee Primary + Koonung Secondary College + Genezzano FCJ College see more domain.com.au
PROPERTY ID 2013224076
SCOTCH HILL.” JAMES TOSTEVIN – AGENT 19km from Bourke Street
MONT ALBERT NORTH \ 2 W WATSON AVENUE
AREAS, PERFECTLY POSITIONED IN
A lagoon-style pool in native gardens makes the backyard of this property feel particularly peaceful. Inside, there’s more space than expected. You’ll find a 600-bottle cellar, study, and the main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and en suite off the foyer. Living and dining areas form the heart of the house, divided by a half-wall with a fireplace to the dining area. The kitchen has stone surfaces and stainless-steel appliances. Glass doors in the meals area open to the backyard. Out here, you can lounge in the rock-pool spa listening to bird song and imagining the city far away. The upstairs arrangement of bathroom and two bedrooms gives older children privacy. ● KAY KAY KEIGHERY
Modern architecture and earthy finishes combine beautifully here. A decked walkway leads to the front door of the two-storey house. There’s a study and a large lounge. The open-plan hub begins with a kitchen with a 900-millimetre Baumatic oven. Double doors in the meals area reveal a home theatre, and concertina doors merge the interior with the deck. This covered deck has cafe blinds and a built-in barbecue. You can slip into the tiled pool, or loiter on seats in the shallows. A gazebo adds another shaded spot, while a waterfall feature makes for a dramatic backdrop. Video intercom, solar electricity and ducted vacuum are among the inclusions. ● KAY KAY KEIGHERY
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Blackburn 100 South Parade 9894 1000
AUCTION THURSDAY 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.
Wed 1.00 - 2.00pm & Thurs from 6.30pm
Thurs 15th December - 7.00pm
Please contact Agent
C O N TA C T
Joshua Brinkhuizen 0426 826 994 Maurice Di Marzio 0419 182 276
Balwyn/Hawthorn 9830 7000
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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
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 10.00-10.30am & Saturday from 12.00pm
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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
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 Height’s shopping village, with easy access to transport, recreation and Melbourne’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 from 2.00pm
Eva Gyorodi 0411 850 171 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 rtedgar.com.au
4-6 Tanderra Street Rye 3
AUCTION VIEWING CONTACT
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24 Alexandra Avenue, Canterbury
24alexandraavenue-canterbury.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 11.30am Inspect Wednesday 11.45-12.15pm & Saturday from 11am 0408 004 766 0412 336 266 0405 054 888
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11 Cromwell Road, South Yarra
11cromwellroad-southyarra.com Auction Sunday 18th December Inspect Wednesday 12-12.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 10-10.30am 0418 537 973 0414 799 343 0419 883 136
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153 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury
153montalbertroad-canterbury.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 12noon Inspect Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am 0434 588 664 0417 003 333
10 Creswick Street, Hawthorn
10creswickstreet-hawthorn.com Auction Wednesday 14th December at 6.30pm Inspect Wednesday 11-11.30am & from 6pm 0434 588 664 0417 003 333
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20 Glen Street, Hawthorn
20glenstreet-hawthorn.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 10.30am Inspect Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday from 10am 0417 003 333 0434 588 664 0431 713 205
61A Hawksburn Road, South Yarra
61ahawksburnroad-southyarra.com Auction Saturday 17th December at 1.30pm Inspect Wednesday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 1pm 0412 360 667 0414 701 983 0411 873 913
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HAWTHORN EAST 98 VICTORIA ROAD PICTURE THE POTENTIAL 1st time offered in over 60 years on a large 15.85 x 42.67 (676sqm) approx. North-facing allotment, this site is primed to be redeveloped, either to families who want to build the home of their dreams in this superb location or potential for unit development (STCA) A. A)
2 Auction Inspect
1 This Saturday at 12 noon Thursday 15th December between 12.00-12.30 pm Saturday 17th December prior to Auction from 11.30 am Robert Eggers 0412 329 340
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The Real Estate Institute of Victoria Ltd
FRANKSTON (OLIVERS HILL)
“Tower House” 10-12 Somme Avenue
WORLD CLASS WATER VIEWS ON MAJESTIC GROUNDS
SPECTACULAR WATER VIEWS & YOUR OWN PRIVATE BEACH 40 beautiful waterfront acres & immaculately presented home with all the luxuries, for under a million dollars! Incl:- off grid power system, polished timber floors, front/rear decks, tree-lined driveway, orchard, chicken coup and a DBL garage + much more. The perfect place to sit back and enjoy the island lifestyle with a glass of local pinot, whilst watching the birdlife, or the boats in the bay.
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E.O.I. CLOSING 31/01/17 VIEW CONTACT AGENT AGENT Phil Bock 0438 497 715 Chris Watt
0417 588 321
FRENCH ISLAND 65 Fifth Avenue SMARTER. BOLDER. FASTER.
Dramatic sunsets and postcard views are framed at every turn against a magnificent backdrop of this 1920s elegant architectural property. The clean lines of the voluminous open-plan living and dining with sleek streamlined Italian “poliform” kitchen is designed for entertaining with Miele appliances including a coffee machine and butler's pantry with servery windows to the gardens. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms include ground-floor guest accommodation and palatial main bedroom suite with a glassed waterfront retreat with breathtaking views. Approximately 3075 sqm. FOR SALE: Inspect: Inspect By Appointment Price: POA TERRY SPARKS 0425740851
68 Mt Eliza Way Mt Eliza
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THE HOME DIRECTORY TREE DOCTOR Frank Duke
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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.
PAINTING Matt’s Painting and Decorating
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Bracken Blinds & Shutters
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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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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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We specialise in the supply and installation of replacement windows and doors – timber, aluminium or PVC. Our staff are fully qualified ensuring quality work. No job too big or too small. Member of MBA and HIA. To replace your old, tired, rotting windows please call us for a free, no obligation measure and quote. Contact: 9703 1530
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Steel security doors. Steel window grilles. Porch enclosures. Crimsafe security doors. Crimsafe security screens. Customer satisfaction guarantee. Call now on 9809 1766. 390 Burke Road Camberwell.
December 14-20, 2016