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If chefs are the new rock stars, then this week Melbourne hosts the Grammys of food. The significance of our city holding the prestigious World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards should not be underestimated. Not only does the event bring scores of acclaimed international chefs and food media to town, it also cements Melbourne as a true global culinary capital. While Wednesday night’s black-tie awards ceremony is industry-only, everyone can join in the fun watching a live stream of the countdown on the big screen at Fed Square. Or why not indulge in the smorgasbord of events on offer at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, which has been rescheduled to coincide with W50B. We’re getting into the groove, too, this week, holding TWR’s Must Eat awards to honour Melbourne’s favourite restaurant dish. To find out the winner, watch this space. ●

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ane Swan saunters into South Yarra’s Caffe Sienna Ristorante, all shoulders, muscle and ink, only to order a – wait for it – peppermint tea. Not what you’d expect from footy’s infamous brat packer. “I have enough vices in my life,” the retired AFL champion says dryly. “The last thing I need is another.” I fight the urge to scream “BAAAAAALL” sitting opposite, and “WHAT, CHAMOMILE TOO STRONG?” when his calmative cuppa arrives. Old habits die hard. But then, unless he lures good mate Dustin Martin to Collingwood, Dane can no longer hurt my Tigers; the Brownlow medallist and multiple All Australian is now a humble supporter, one who, like many of the Magpie faithful, is unemployed. Ouch! Actually, Dane’s on a gap year: 14 kilos lighter after 45 days on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!; holiday-bound with long-time American partner Taylor Wilson; penning the odd blog and, on April 8 at Yarraville Club, joining footy satirist Titus O’Reily in a Melbourne International Comedy Festival Q&A. “I’ll give anything a go,” says Dane, with life stories more colourful than his arms and quirky ways of telling them. Is he nervous? “I went into the jungle … what’s an hour of comedy?” he says.

Dane is refreshingly upfront, something that is rare among footballers who have been media trained to within an inch of their lives. He’s genuinely funny too, with an offbeat sensibility in print (Google “Sportsbet Swan real reason behind drinking suspension” for a cackle) and in person. “Mum said career advisers thought I’d make a great mortician or funeral director,” he says, again dryly. “I guess they thought I lacked emotion.” It wasn’t so in 2003 when Dane, a larrikin who prioritised fun, was almost sacked by Collingwood after a drunken fracas. “It was a massive wake-up, this realisation that, much as I moaned about training, I was kidding myself to think I’d get a better job than playing AFL,” he says. So what does the future hold, with Bill Swan unlikely to wrangle his son a wharf job and sleeve tattoos at odds with the style of most funeral directors? He’d love a footy gig, but only the “right fit”. Not for Dane specialist coaching (“complex whiteboards, urghh”) or media punditry: “I couldn’t criticise players when I know how tough the game is,” he says. Maybe writing? Perhaps more comedy? “Something’ll come up,” he says. ● Words & pictures by STEPHEN McKENZIE smckenzie@theweeklyreview.com.au

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on the night 850 guests, including chefs from the 2016 W50B, will walk the red carpet at the Royal Exhibition Building on April 5. The master of ceremonies (yet to be named at the time of writing) will count back the best of the best from No.50 to No.1. While the official ceremony is for invited guests only, the countdown will be streamed live on the big screen at Federation Square from 8.30pm, with food trucks from 5.30pm and live music and comedy to follow.

in the beginning The W50B list first appeared in Restaurant magazine in 2002. Initially based in London, the awards decamped to New York in 2016. This year, Melbourne becomes the third city to host the ceremony.

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regions make up the W50B world. Each region is overseen by a local chair, chosen for their restaurant knowledge.

experts – chefs, restaurateurs, food writers and well-travelled gourmets – are chosen by each chair to form a regional panel. panellists around the world each submit 10 votes – up to six for restaurants in their region and at least four for elsewhere.

Every restaurant in the world is eligible, from fine-dining gastro temples to a hawker stall on a corner somewhere in Asia. Additions and omissions don’t necessarily mean a drop in a restaurant’s standards, but rather a change in dining preferences.

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Australia’s only restaurant in the 2016 W50B was Attica, which has been in the top 50 2013. Chef and owner Ben Shewry says the impact of making the list can’t be underestimated. “You can’t prepare for how overwhelming it was, especially at that time when nobody else in Victoria was on the list, and this little restaurant in Ripponlea comes in,” he says. “Nobody could believe it. (There were) people on their horns up the street and a queue of media out the front door. I didn’t know how to deal with it.” Ben says much has changed in the seven years since Attica first made the wider top 100. “Australia has become a food destination in a way I wouldn’t have thought possible,” he says. “I used to travel to symposiums and people would say, ‘I love the sound of your restaurant but we’re not ever going to make it Down Under’. Now people come from all over the world to eat at Attica.” Grant Achatz,, whose Chicago restaurant Alinea ranked No.15 15 last year, plans to make a beeline for Attica (and for Lume) when in Melbourne for the awards this week. “Being inspired by the local restaurants, ingredients and culture, wherever we are in the world, is really important to the work we do,” he says. If Alinea makes top 50 again this year, it will mark a decade on the list. The secret? “Constant change is important to staying ahead and relevant,” says Grant.

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his week, Melbourne will become the undisputed food capital of the world as scores of the globe’s best chefs and leading food commentators converge here for the Oscars of food – the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 awards. There will be excitement, anticipation, lavish feasts and famous names like Massimo Bottura and Heston Blumenthal, but what does it all mean? Let me explain.

NEXT GEN? Local hero, Dan Hunter, of three-hatted Brae in Birregurra, just missed the top 50 last year, coming in at No. 65. But he says even making the top 100 was an important moment. “It’s something I’d been working towards for a long time, because of the absolute, clear, direct impact it has on your business,” he says. Dan is hoping to make the top 50 this year. “Having one restaurant on the list is great,” he says, “but having more than one is better for everyone because more people come to Australia and eat at our restaurants and drink at our bars and experience other forms of Australian society and culture.”

2002 \ Australia represented in the first W50B by Rockpool (No. 4), Tetsuya’s (10) & Flower Drum (27). 2009 \ Sydney’s Quay debuts at 46. 2010 \ Attica makes the list at 73. 2013 \ Attica cracks the top 50 at 21. 2016 \ Attica is the only Australian restaurant in the top 50 at No. 33. Brae ranks 65, Quay is the only other Aussie at No. 98. Aussie expats David Thompson of Nahm in Bangkok and Brett Graham off The Ledbury in London rank 37 & 13 respectively. WHY MELBOURNE? W50B organiser William Reed Business Media says it’s a recognition that our food culture is so strong and exciting. “The food and restaurant scene is buzzing, the produce amazing and, for us, it’s the unofficial food capital of Australia.”

LOOK WHO’S COMING TO DINNER \ 2017 W50B guests include:

Massimo Bottura, Osteria Francescana (Italy, 2016’s No. 1) Daniel Humm, Eleven Madison Park (US, 3) Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz (Spain, 7) Yoshihiro Narisawa, Narisawa (Japan, 8) Brett Graham, The Ledbury (Britain, 14) Eric Ripert, Le Bernardin (US 24) Enrique Olvera, Pujol (Mexico, 25) David Thompson, Nahm (Thailand, 37) Christian Puglisi, Relae (Denmark, 40) Ashley Palmer-Watts & Heston Blumenthal, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (Britain, 45 – Heston also won The Diners’ Club Lifetime Achievement Award 2017) Dan Barber, Blue Hill at Stone Barns (US, 48) Ana Roš, World’s Best Female Chef 2017 APRIL 5, 2017 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 9


Ask the wine guy

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De Bortoli Down The Lane Shiraz Tempranillo 2015 (South-Eastern Australia) $12; 14%

around $10 that are great for everyday drinking, and local producers such as De Bortoli have a long pedigree of producing wines that punch above their weight. The imports are typical of wines you’d pay a couple of euros a glass for at a local restaurant in France, Spain or Italy. Easy drinking and perfect with food sums them up nicely. ● GOT A QUESTION EMAIL \

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Tempranillo is often blended with grenache in Spain and shiraz-tempranillo blends appear to have a bright future in Australia. This is fresh and tasty, with fleshy cherry cola, raspberry and spice flavours. Its structure is spot-on. It tastes best with a light chill, just like they do in Spain. ● Enjoy with \ Patatas bravas

M. Chapoutier Les Incontournables 2015 (Luberon, France) $13; 14%

Proximo by Marques de Riscal 2014 (Rioja, Spain) $10; 13.5%

The Luberon is the setting of Peter Mayle’s book A Year In Provence. A grenache and shiraz blend, this smells and tastes primarily of fresh squeezed cherries with spice, earth and dried lavender in the mix. Silky and tasty, there’s a light grip and a savoury sour cherry character on the finish. ●

Proximo has been a go-to bargain of mine and the 2014 is in great form. It’s given four months ageing on oak and is all cherries and summer berries, with spice and a savoury, slightly bitter herbal note on the finish. There’s a dusting of powdery tannins and length rarely seen in a $10 wine. ●

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Enjoy with \ Chorizo and chicken hotpot

BARGAIN BUY Gran Sasso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015 (Abruzzo, Italy) $12; 13% Here’s a wine with immediate appeal. With berry, plum, violet and earth aromas and flavours, it’s ripe, fruity and savoury. It’s light, bright and juicy – as you’d expect from a $12 buy – but there’s structure and stuffing rarely found in wines at this price. ● Enjoy with \ Margherita pizza

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“These bargain imports are best when served with food.”

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GAGGAN ANAND’s progressive Indian restaurant, Gaggan, in Bangkok, is No. 23 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 and has held first place on Asia’s 50 Best list for the past three years. Gaggan, who created the striking dish on this week’s cover, is in Melbourne for the World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

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I LOVE … THE WORLD’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS \ It feels like we are forming a brotherhood. I’m very blessed to be a part of this.

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never tasted the scorpion fish and mustard leaf “taco” at Igni. That’s because staff pick five ($100) or eight ($150) dishes from Aaron Turner’s daily repertoire of 20 based on your specific dietary requirements, neighbouring tables and a friendly chat. But I can tell you about al dente potato noodles, parboiled in starchy water and finished in the pan with chicken fat and garlic before being served with plump pippies and an egg yolk. Your table might not get to try it, but everyone can count on an assault of snacks to start. Like the blackened carrot served beside

EXPLORING MELBOURNE \ I’ve read and seen so much about Australian chefs that I want to be adventurous while I am here. I love being able to find inspiration from my travels. A SENSE OF PLACE \ I come from Calcutta and was always keen to bring British Raj colonial vibes into the restaurant. I am here to explore it in my own ways while neither devaluing nor upgrading my culinary heritage.

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PLAYING WITH MY FOOD \ At Gaggan, we enjoy the creative aspect of planning our dishes, where we create “fantasies” from our own memories of good food. We are not trying to make our food superior to the cuisine – even I love my traditional home-cooked Indian food and don’t want it to change.

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GOING TO O \ Words cannot describe how excited I am to be in the Royal Exhibition Building with some of the best chefs from around the globe when the World’s 50 Best Restaurants is announced on Wednesday night. This is an industry-only event, so check out my Instagram stories for a behind-the-scenes ticket. ● DRINKING \ Whitehart, a new CBD bar, has launched straight to the top of my “places to take non-Melburnians” list, because it doesn’t get much more Melbourne than a two-storey shipping container bar built on a carpark in a laneway. Think art installations, rotating food vendors, cocktails and craft beer. ● LISTENING TO \ The Pass food podcast has just released the final episode, which makes me sad, but means you can binge listen. Each 20 to 30-minute interview follows a chef or food personality to their kitchens and favourite haunts. Hosted by Magdalena Roze, it’s honest, entertaining and at times, raw. thepass.com.au ●

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brittle-skinned pork belly, charcoal-toned chairs and curtains reflect Aaron’s tendency to play with fire – ask for a seat at the blond-wood bar for a view into the open kitchen. Request ice-cream for dessert: perhaps “flowering gum” that mimics blooming eucalypts, or a surprisingly sweet onion ice-cream with honeycomb – the legacy of Aaron’s previous restaurant, Loam, lives on through the latter. If you’re matching drinks ($60 or $95) or testing out “unconventional reds”, catch the train. ● slevin@theweeklyreview.com.au

READING \ From the terrazzo pattern on the inside cover through to illustrated produce guides, I love everything about Emiko Davies’ new cookbook-cum-ode-to-Italy Acquacotta (Hardie Grant, $49.99). ●

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Tastefully prim or va-va-voom sexy; just how sharply it fits hips will determine the type and temperature of its femininity.

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PENCIL SKIRT 101 Precise fit \ lightly skimming for classic chic or snug hugging for a hip-wiggling, Marilyn-esque rear view. Classic kneelength is universally flattering \ lower calf even more for curves. Check your mobility before buying a sharp pencil \ a split or vent should enable at least half-stride walking. “Sit whiskers” (hip-level creases) are inevitable \ but should drop out as you stand and can be minimised by pressing or steaming them flat between wears.

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pencil is more va-voom than prim, with a steep, asymmetric hemline rise from right knee to upper left thigh, $280. ● lifewithbird.com ● Oskar Inside the Magic sleek-fit mimimalist

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I need a little something. An evocative little twinkle, a brooch perhaps. A bangle or bracelet, a little glint for my wrist. Nothing gaudy or nasty. Preferably handcrafted, artisan, rare. Parisian bijoux is perfect, and I know where. Georgetti’s specialises in lovely little somethings. It’s tucked into one of Melbourne’s most charming laneways, and still fastidiously stocked with French delicacies by the son of its original founders, Nicholas and Yve Georgetti. Almost 40 years later, Michael Georgetti and wife Morica still travel to France, Italy and New York, buying from many of the same artisan Y studios and ateliers discovered by Nicholas and Yve. They call the flawlessly lovely, high-end fashion jewels, watches, handbags, hats, scarves and spectacles, their “little babies”. And, customers like you and me, we are, naturally, their “loving new owners”. ●

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t’s too soon to talk about Hollywood endings, but Angourie Rice’s acting career has certainly had a fairytale start. Having made her feature film debut when most people are starting high school, the 16-year-old has already notched up lead roles beside luminaries such as Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. Right now, her biggest drama is trying to balance life as a screen star with completing VCE at Melbourne’s Princes Hill Secondary College. As luck would have it, her latest role in Aussie drama Jasper Jones allowed her to kill two birds with one stone. Playing Eliza, who is obsessed with Audrey Hepburn, Angourie used an English assignment to engage in a bit of character research. “While I was filming, I had to do a school project that has been turned into a film, so I chose Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I read the book and I watched the film, which really helped me with Eliza,” Angourie says. She says studying the American Civil War in history class also put her in good stead for her role in Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, due for release later this year. While meeting professional and educational demands isn’t easy, Angourie says she appreciates the steadiness that school life brings. “I quite like the routine. I really enjoy getting back to reality and focusing on something other than my lines and who I was working with.” As level-headed as she seems, you couldn’t blame her for getting distracted by her co-stars. When co-starring with Ryan Gosling in The Nice Guys, Angourie says it probably helped she hadn’t seen his movies. “I knew of his reputation, but I think it’s good that I wasn’t a hardcore fan. That would have scared him off a bit. But he was fantastic to work with.” Still, she admits it’s strange to be working closely with people you’re accustomed to seeing on billboards. “It is quite surreal and overwhelming. It’s like there are two different versions of Ryan Gosling that I know. There’s Ryan, who I worked with. And there’s Ryan Gosling, teenage heartthrob, star of The Notebook.” Among her school friends, however, her most exciting co-star isn’t Ryan but a certain web-slinger. Angourie has been cast as Betty Brant in the new Spider-Man: Homecoming film due later this year. Comic nerds will know Betty as one of Peter Parker’s paramours, but Angourie refuses to reveal whether she will be Spidey’s latest love interest. “I’ve been trained to say no comment,” she says. For now, her focus is on Jasper Jones. Directed by Rachel Perkins, the drama is an adaptation of Craig Silvey’s acclaimed novel, in which bookish teen Charlie is drawn into an apparent murder mystery. Eliza is the sister of the dead girl, with some pretty heavy emotional baggage for a young actor to shoulder. “It was difficult because all of her struggle happens in her head,” Angourie says. “Rachel was great at creating a safe environment to be in, which allowed me to not be scared of what anyone might do, say or think.” If she sounds like a seasoned veteran, it’s for a good reason. Angourie has been acting as long as she can remember, making her stage debut at the age of two. “I did a dance to I Just Can’t Wait To Be King from The Lion King King. I was in a lion onesie and I did a forward roll onstage and got up and did a roar into the microphone.” With that, the theatre bug had bitten. It helped that Angourie, who is named after the beach in northern NSW where her grandmother lives, was from a theatrical background. The daughter of a director and a playwright, Angourie hasn’t had any formal training, but she grew up hanging around rehearsal rooms after school. Early roles in a series of short films led to her being cast in her first feature at the age of 12 – Perth thriller These Final Hours. That part won her an American agent and an

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“It’s like there are two versions of Ryan Gosling – Ryan, who I worked with & Ryan, teenage heartthrob” audition for The Nice Guys. Stardom followed. If the Spider-Man role continues, Angourie will be spending a lot more time in Hollywood. She’s already considering universities a little closer to the action. Given how fast her career has moved, does she ever wish her star had risen a little later in life? The leap from child star to adult actor remains a perilous one, after all. “Not really,” she says. “I think that I’ve been taught by

my parents that the industry is always changing and I might never get a role again. If this industry allows me to keep working, I would love to. If not, then I have to remember that it’s not the end of the world. It all comes down to luck at a certain stage.” ● mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au » Jasper Jones is in cinemas now. APRIL 5, 2017 \ THE WEEKLY REVIEW 13


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The Night Manager \ SBS Wednesdays, 9.30pm. sbs.com.au Having made its debut on cable last year, this John le Carre thriller has finally trickled down to free-to-air. It’s a genuine treat, fusing brainy intrigue with the exotic glamour of the best Bond films. Tom Hiddleston’s Jonathan is recruited by the British secret service and sent after billionaire Richard Roper, who is thought to be at the centre of a black market arms trade. Tom’s Teflon charms are very 007, but the real star is Broadchurch’s Olivia Colman as his rumpled handler. It also stars Melbourne’s own Elizabeth Debicki. ●

The Unmourned \ By Meg and Tom Keneally » $32.99 (Penguin) penguin.com.au Hugh Monsarrat is an ex-convict, now working as a clerk for the governor in colonial NSW. Along with his housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney, he is called upon to solve the occasional gruesome murder. Their latest case involves the death of the manager of the Female Factory (essentially a workhouse for women convicts), a man known to take salacious advantage of his charges. Written by a Booker Prize-winner and his daughter, this is a rollicking historical murder mystery, delivered with wry wit. ●

Jarvis Cocker and Chilly Gonzales \ Room 29 (Deutsche Grammophon) jarviscocker.net Former Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker has always had a gift for storytelling, his most famous lyrics fusing the economy of Raymond Carver, the debauchery of Serge Gainsbourg and the wry wit of Alan Bennett. His latest project, with Canadian performer Chilly Gonzales, puts the past crimes and anecdotes relating to a famed Los Angeles hotel against minimalist piano. Jarvis drifts and whispers his tales like a particularly salacious ghost. Few rockers have managed to age this gracefully without blunting their edge. ●

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His adaptation moves the action from a desert island to a deserted theatre. Abandoned by adults, the boys forge a new and ultimately violent society of their own. Sir Matthew says he chose the bleak text because he wanted to appeal to young male performers who might have imagined dance wasn’t for them. In casting local young men and non-dancers, he hoped to challenge expectations about dance as an art form – and what it means to be a man. “The professionals involved in it are quite surprising to the boys when they turn up

to meet them. One of the most commonly said thing is that they don’t seem like dancers, they’re just ordinary blokes.” Not that he wants the vibe to be too blokey. After all, many young men attracted to dance feel alienated by overtly masculine culture. Sir Matthew wants the society backstage to be more or less the reverse of what plays out on stage. “What the boys see is people getting on with each other,” he says. “They see people being accepted for who they are.” ● mbartlett@theweeklyreview.com.au

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ritish choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne has a history of choosing improbable projects, including an all-male Swan Lake and an adaptation of Tim Burton’s film Edward Scissorhands. His latest production is his most challenging yet – a bold dance interpretation of classic novel Lord of the Flies, starring a mix of professional and amateur dancers. Sir Matthew says recruiting untrained performers (the Australian premiere features 23 boys and young men cast in grassroots sessions across Victoria) ensures the dancing retains a certain visceral quality. “It’s about a group of innocent boys becoming savage animals and killing each other. That sort of story is not going to be told through classical ballet. That wouldn’t work,” he says. “What works is having this troupe of young people because it’s quite raw. They all do the movement in slightly different ways, they’re not trained to be in unison.”

B O O K A T I C K E T » Lord of the Flies, April 5-9, $30-$99, artscentremelbourne.com.au

DANCE ACADEMY \ If there’s no significant teenager in your life, chances are you missed this ABC3 series. Following aspiring ballet dancer Tara (Xenia Goodwin), it ran for three successful seasons, ending in 2013. In this cinematic revival, pitched at teens and tweens alike, Tara is recovering from a (literally) backbreaking accident. Will she dance again? If so, can she win a place in a prestigious New York production? Unlike the recent Nowhere Boys flick, this looks genuinely cinematic, with a splash of foreign glamour. ■ Opens April 6, rated CTC, 90 minutes, studiocanal.com.au

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OF CLARA June 2-10, Arts Centre Melbourne, $43-$236, australianballet.com.au ● LAURA MARLING June 11, Forum Theatre, $74, lauramarling.com

BLUESFEST SIDE SHOWS If you can’t make it to Byron, let GIG Byron come to you. The best of this year’s Bluesfest is in town. Fans of ’70s rock will be in psychedelic heaven for Santana’s show at Rod Laver next Tuesday, while pop-soul-jazz singer Ricki Lee Jones plays an intimate concert at Melbourne Recital Centre this Friday. If you’re after more recent acts, check out jazzman Gregory Porter, the spellbinding Laura Mvula or the soulful Corinne Bailey Rae. ■ From April 7, bluesfesttouring.com.au

COMEDY ZONE ASIA Alongside the usual imports from COMEDY the US and Britain, this year’s Comedy Festival has a strong focus on the booming Asian stand-up circuit. Comedy Zone Asia is one of two big showcases on the program, featuring rising stars from Malaysia, Singapore and India. Multilinguists might want to check out solo shows in Mandarin and Cantonese for a taste of the region’s non-English comedy scene. ■ Melbourne Town Hall, until April 23, $22-$34, comedyfestival.com.au ●

VIRAL COMEDY Some of the hottest acts from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival come together for Infectious at Chapel Off Chapel. All proceeds go to support medical research at the Burnet Institute. ■ April 10, 7.30pm. Chapel Off Chapel, 12a Little Chapel Street, Prahran. Cost: $35. Inquiries: 8290 7000. chapeloffchapel.com.au

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PIXAR IN CONCERT Revisit family favourites with this MUSIC school holiday spectacular from MSO. To a background of clips from Pixar classics including Finding Nemo, Toy Story and Monsters Inc., this two-hour show (with interval) features performances of Oscar and Grammy-winning scores from the likes of Thomas Newman and Patrick Doyle. There’s also an “autism friendly” show, designed for families and carers of children managing Down syndrome, ASD or sensory and communication disorders. ■ Hamer Hall, April 7 & 8, $94-$112, mso.com.au

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lassically cool Yarraville has long been known to most Melburnians as home to the fabulously retro Sun Theatre. But after featuring as the backdrop for Channel Ten’s hit drama series The Wrong Girl last year, Yarraville Village’s edgy cafes, cute shops and village vibe are on the cool-hunter’s radar. I headed west to spend an afternoon discovering its many charms. ●

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My first stop is the recently refurbished Sun Bookshop. I quickly get lost browsing through a carefully curated range of fiction, biography, history and art books. The owner Deb Force and her staff are always on hand to help you choose the perfect paperback (or hardback, for that matter). After a bit of wandering, I’m in need of a pick-me-up, and find myself at Wee Jeanie cafe on Anderson Street. Its corner position near the station means commuters can grab their preferred brew through the takeaway window on the side. I decide to sit in and watch the world go by while enjoying a latte and a chocolate cookie. It’s movie time. I head back to Ballarat Street and grab a ticket at the landmark Sun Theatre. With its original art deco features, comfy seats and modern surround sound, this is arguably the best cinema experience in the city.

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I head back to Anderson Street to check out some of the interesting and creatively designed shops, including plant emporium and gift shop Mosey. Mosey Fourth-generation plant propagator Jan Margarson opened the shop three years ago. She’s always on hand to help you choose some lush, leafy greenery, whether you want it for indoors or outside. There’s just time for one more stop; bottle shop and bar Barkley Johnson. This inviting little space is owned and run by Jim Gridas, who imports wines from the likes of France, Italy and Spain. The petite bar is the perfect place to enjoy an interesting drop, along with snacks from the deli-style menu. I pick up a special bottle of Chablis premier cru from Burgundy to take home – the perfect memento from my Yarraville excursion. ● jclegg@theweeklyreview.com.au

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mountain from its floor-to-ceiling windows. We arrive just as the sun sets and enjoy a beautifully presented and oh-so-tasty meal. The service is fantastic and we are given advice on which wines to try with our food of choice. The next morning, we wake up rested and ready to cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen. Brigid has stocked our fridge with

stop at Hanging Rock before popping into Kyneton for lunch and to head to gourmet market Duck Duck Goose & Larder on Piper Street to pick up supplies for dinner. Back at the cottage, we relax with a glass of bubbles on the porch, watch the sun go down, and wish the weekend would go on forever. ● JEMIMAH CLEGG jclegg@theweeklyreview.com.au

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f you take a drive west along the Calder Freeway, past the industrial precinct and the new housing estates, you’ll come to a little piece of country paradise. Macedon is about an hour’s drive from Melbourne, and is named for the mountain that rises above the town. Sort of a younger sister of Daylesford, this historic town offers peaceful B&Bs, charming stores and cafes and is a stone’s throw from wineries, day spas and restaurants. We arrive at the stunning Cottage at Bolobek, a bed and breakfast with more privacy and seclusion than most. The cottage is on the Bolobek Farm, owned by Brigid and Hugh Robertson, and Brigid greets us as we pull up the driveway. She shows us around the cottage and how to use the fireplace, and also points out the walking trail on the property. The cottage has two bedrooms; it can be booked with the use of both or just one, depending on how many people are in your group. We settle in and I take advantage of the huge bath in our bedroom’s en suite. Little touches, including underfloor heating and timber window shutters, make for a most luxurious experience. Not too far from the cottage is Macedon Wine Room, an expansive wine bar and restaurant with glorious views of the

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Made famous in the 1967 book and subsequent 1975 film, Picnic at Hanging Rock, this 718-metre rock formation is a must-see on any nature-lover’s list. The park and picnic area below are great for family catch-ups, but the main event is the climb to the summit. You can either climb the somewhat precarious stairs, or saunter up the ramp – both ways require a bit of effort, but most should be able to do it. Once at the top, try to resist screaming “Miranda!” and take in the panoramic view. ●

Make the trip of about 40 minutes to Daylesford and indulge in a spa treatment at this award-winning day spa. Choose from a range of packages, including body treatments, massage, facials, and even a “dine and unwind” package, which includes a two-course lunch at the Lake House restaurant. The natural surrounds of the Lake House, named for its proximity to, and views of, Lake Daylesford, add to the serenity of this place of relaxation. ●

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Owner and chef Steven Gerdes has more than 30 years’ experience in Melbourne’s food and wine industry, and made the move to Macedon in 2002. He is passionate about simple flavours created with seasonal produce, and that passion shines through in his modern Australian menu. The wine bar and restaurant has an expansive list of local and international wines, and customers can be assured staff will help them learn more about their favourite drop. ●

370 Mount Macedon Road, Macedon 0418 126 086 bolobek.com.au The freestanding cottage on the historic Bolobek farm offers luxury accommodation for up to four people. The farm also has a heritage-listed garden that is one of the country’s most written-about and photographed gardens. It has featured on ABC’s Gardening Australia and in Australian House & Garden magazine. The cottage is self-contained; it’s also wonderfully peaceful and quiet, just right for relaxing. ●

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What is it? Something of a cult classic. Enthusiasts have cottoned on to Skoda’s mid-sized performance car, the Octavia RS sedan and wagon, that shares key elements with Volkswagen’s Golf GTI. This one is a limited-edition model with more grunt, improved dynamics and sharper looks.

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What’s the cost and what do you get? That depends on whether you want a sedan ($41,490) or the more popular wagon ($43,190). Either way, you get a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels through a clever electronically controlled, mechanically locking differential. Naturally, as a top-of-the-range model, it is also loaded with gear, including active cruise control, dual-zone climate control, sat nav and smartphone apps such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A five-year warranty with capped price servicing helps seal the deal. Skoda’s place as a member of the Volkswagen Group allows it to use technology from its big brother. Intriguingly, this limited-run model is available only with a manual transmission and it features Volkswagen’s VAQ active differential as standard.

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What’s it like to drive? Spunky, but not quite as agile as a Golf GTI. The Octavia hits a middle ground more fitting of its practical character, with more stability than Volkswagen’s benchmark hatch. What’s it like inside? A little demure, with swathes of black, charcoal and grey material broken up by red highlights. The gauge cluster is clear

and concise and the infotainment display works seamlessly. Prod the “vRS Mode” button on the centre console and you get a variety of driving modes, including a customisable setting that allows you to tailor the car’s steering, suspension or driveline responses. Is it safe? Decently so, with a five-star safety suite that

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stems from a full complement of airbags along with some other standard features. Would I buy it? Yes indeed, the limited-edition 230 presses the right buttons with its clever diff and manual transmission. It also looks much better than the next-generation model, which has an odd-looking quad-headlamp design. ● editorial@theweeklyreview.com.au

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lanked by schnauzer Miso and four-year-old niece Betty, the fabulous Fem Belling flings open the door of her family’s Templestowe home and folds new arrivals in a warm embrace. “This house transcends who lives in it – there’s always extra people, always music,” says the internationally renowned jazz singer and award-winning West End leading lady. All hallways and stairs of the multilevel home lead ultimately to its tinkling heart: a white baby grand piano transported from Johannesburg, where Fem – the daughter of South African jazz pianist Howard Belling and Australian dancer JoJo – was born. Fem (who has just put a deposit on an apartment in Abbotsford with her partner Casey Macrae) has lived here since moving from London to join the rest of her family in 2010, when she first wowed Australian audiences as Liza Minnelli opposite Todd McKenney in The Boy From Oz. “I got ill pretty much straight after that,” says Fem, who was diagnosed with, and successfully treated for, a rare and particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. She is now an ambassador for the Think Pink Foundation. “To have my family around at that time was so important, but others aren’t so lucky, which is one reason why the foundation’s Living Centre is such an amazing spot.” ● SARAH HARRIS sharris@theweeklyreview.com.au

» Check out Fem’s album Now Then and upcoming dates at fembelling.com

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» Fem Belling and her seven-piece band play Kew Court House on April 8. Tickets: hawthornartscentre.com.au

PIANO This probably doesn’t sound as good as it should any more because of long-term travel, but growing up we had it in every house. As a kid, the doorbell would ring and (snaps fingers) I would be at the piano – until I realised my dad was extremely good and I decided to take up violin.

D R E S S - U P S \ Who doesn’t love to dress up? Now everyone has an excuse to get into my old dress-ups bag because of my niece Betty (pictured). It includes dresses I wore to opening nights as a young girl, costumes from eisteddfods when I was a kid and things from my mum.

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FA S H I O N ALBUM Now Then is the first album under my name. Each song has a vintage filter on it. The one that started it all was an Eminem rap and I knew I wanted to do that Dixieland-style. I designed the cover myself in Photoshop, so not only have I made an album, but learnt a few new skills.

SHOES I’m obsessed with the Brazilian shoe designer Melissa. She makes moulded silicon shoes. She puts fragrance in them so they smell nice, and they are also recyclable. As a singer, I stand for hours on end and these shoes cushion your feet. I have flats, heels and even rain boots.

Except for my shoes I’m not really a labels girl; usually I’m a Salvos girl. I bought this dress that doesn’t fit me in a second-hand shop because I love it so much. Who does that? But the analogue music print just screams at me. Fashion and music go hand in hand.

C H O C O L AT E S When I learn songs, I have to do another task to get them into my head, usually in the kitchen. At the moment I am making sugar-free, gluten-free, dairyfree chocolates because I am on the no-sugar thing. I’ve cut sugar only since November, but I feel amazing and don’t get the 3 o’clock slump.

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uxury, layouts and location are standout aspects of Illusso, a newly released boutique development of just 19 apartments in Kew’s prestigious northern quarter. Its eight generous three-bedroom apartments have all been designed to include the features of a medium-sized house, without the trouble of a large backyard. On the corner of Earl and Peel streets, the four-level project is a 15-minute drive from the city and two minutes’ walk from Willsmere village. It’s also close to Yarra River parklands, transport, tennis and golf, a swag of elite independent schools and High Street cafes as well as specialist fresh food shopping. Illusso offers a range of carefully considered layouts, nearly all in two and three-bedroom layouts, with prices from $495,000. All apartments have integrated heating and cooling with linear diffusers, courtyard terraces or balconies from eight to 113 square metres, plus parking and storage in the two secure basement levels. Electric vehicle charging points and bike storage are available. Its clean-lined exterior will be finished in natural concrete, timber, metal and render, surrounded and softened by verdant gardens designed by landscape architect John Patrick. The managing director of developer Protec Property Group, Paul Thorneycroft, says

they conducted comprehensive research to understand what buyers in the Kew market are seeking, then worked closely with architects Ascui & Co and interior designer Style by Knight to translate the findings into high-level design. “We reduced the original apartment numbers from 27 to 19 because buyers wanted fewer, more spacious apartments in a boutique development,” Paul says. He says the three-bedroom apartments have the aspirational elements of a larger home, including a gourmet kitchen with a waterfall stone island bench, a fireplace, ample indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, a butler’s or walk-in pantry, separate laundry, study alcoves, walk-in wardrobes and luxuriously appointed en suite bathrooms. “Down-scalers will have the benefit of experiencing everything a large home provides, except maintaining a large back yard,” he says. Paul says Style by Knight worked alongside Ascui & Co to tailor distinctive interiors that would appeal to Kew buyers with a timeless neutral palette and high quality appointments. Construction is expected to start in the middle of the year, with completion scheduled in 12 months. ● LIZ McLACHLAN lmclachlan@theweeklyreview.com.au

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lllusso is 15 minutes from the CBD. Kew Primary is close and independent schools within three kilometres include Trinity Grammar, Xavier, Ruyton and MLC. North Kew Tennis Club is 600 metres away; Kew and Greenacres golf clubs are a three-minute drive and the Main Yarra Trail is a six-minute cycle. It’s five minutes to Toscano’s, Leo’s and High Street cafes.

THE BUILD Address \ 63-65 Earl Street, Kew Developer \ Protec Property Group Building design \ Ascui & Co Interior design \ Style by Knight Landscape design \ John Patrick Landscape Architects Sales \ 1300 818 888 Display \ 89-91 Willsmere Road, Kew

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Style by Knight has given Illusso’s kitchens a timeless elegance and crisp precision in the open-plan living zones. There’s white 2pac cabinetry sharply outlined by black shadow lines and marbled stone on benchtops and splashbacks, as well as the waterfall island benches featured in most of the apartments. High-end Miele appliances include stainless-steel gas cooktops, multifunction ovens, concealed rangehoods and integrated dishwashers. Overhead, display shelving bookends further storage. Other highlights include pendant lighting with finely grained oak floorboards underfoot. ●

Clean architectural lines provide a sophisticated aesthetic in Illusso’s bathrooms, which have a monochromatic palette with full-height gloss white tiling. Marbled stone covers generous charcoal 2pac vanities and there’s a stone-look porcelain tile on the floors. The toilet cistern is concealed behind a wall of marbled stone that forms a seamless unit with the vanity. Frameless glass screens walk-in showers, which have large shower roses as well as flexible shower rails. There are double vanities in some en suites and two also have freestanding baths. ●

Illusso offers generously proportioned layouts with luxury features. About half are two-bedroom, with internal living areas of 58 to 83 square metres; all have two bathrooms, except for one that has a separate laundry instead. The others are three-bedrooms, apart from a lone one-bedroom design. The three-bedroom apartments are 117 to 136 square metres internally; some with extensive outdoor living space and others with second balconies. Three-bedroom layouts have butler’s or walk-in pantries, study alcoves and gas fireplaces in integrated joinery. ●

» illusso.com.au Living area \ 50- 136 square metres Outdoor space \ 8-113 square metres Facilities \ Basement parking with storage cages and bike storage; security intercom Pricing guide \ One-bedroom from $495,000 Two-bedroom from $525,000 Three-bedroom from $1.265 million

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LIGHT, BRIGHT & JUST RIGHT 27A NICHOLSON STREET, SOUTH YARRA, 3141

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utting your money where your mouth is is an age-old concept. But few of us get the chance to apply it to property in Melbourne. In the case of this new South Yarra townhouse, there can be no better advertisement than the fact that its architect and vendor lives next door in an almost identical residence. It’s been a long-term project by Oakholm Group director Michael Hund and his wife, Gillian, to develop two adjacent sites into a build of three townhouses. The baby-boomer couple knows exactly what empty-nesters seek when they pack up the family home and tuck themselves into smaller accommodation. Leaving a gorgeous but labour-intensive Victorian terrace house three blocks away, they have discovered the joy of lowmaintenance living, the simplicity of Danish-influenced design and the astuteness of low-energy and smart-tech elements. They’re not the only small-family demographic to appreciate these features; a crisp three-bedroom, two-bathroom house with two-car parking, a pocket garden, emphasis on natural light, chic style and top-notch inclusions will always have broad appeal. Having no owners’ corporation is a bonus. The city-fringe location takes top billing and this eclectic residential pocket has more than the usual share of local amenities, transport and open space – Fawkner Park at the end of the street; the Royal Botanic Gardens up the road; and Toorak Road and Chapel Street shops, cafes, eateries and wine bars 10 minutes or less on foot. Kay & Burton agent Gowan Stubbings describes it as a hotspot. “As you walk to all the wonderful things of South Yarra, you look at the homes, and behind their facades they’ve been done up or are being done up or they’re being rebuilt. The money

continues to flow into South Yarra and always will because of the amenity there.” The townhouses are built to a five-star energy standard, use a commercial-grade mass-loaded vinyl noise barrier and store rainwater under the rear deck. Windows and external doors in black steel from Belgium, made in Melbourne, are double-glazed; they frame the outlooks as a series of snapshots in a style popular from the 1930s and once again the height of chic. The challenge of drawing natural light into a five-metre-wide dwelling with common walls on each side is met with expansive glazing on two levels, northerly orientation, upward-angled eaves, opaque skylights with remote-controlled exterior blinds, recessed LED strip lighting, and reflective surfaces, such as glass floor tiles in the en suite. There’s an off-street car space plus an integrated garage on porcelain tiles behind glass bifold doors. Satin-finish American white oak on the floors also appears thematically, wrapping the doorway to the powder room; in handrails, crafted built-in wardrobes, en suite floating joinery; and as an architectural cabinet cleverly concealing entertainment equipment above the living room’s gas pebble fireplace. Halfway up the stairs, with skylight above, the wide boards meet heavy-duty taupe wool carpet. The main bedroom has french doors to a tiled balcony with translucent acrylic panels, built-in plant holders and a glimpse of the city. Two bedrooms share a second bathroom. The central kitchen is kept light and bright with pale Corian benchtops, white 2pac joinery, tinted mirror splashback and daylight spilling down from the stairwell. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON property@domain.com.au


AGENT Kay & Burton 9820 1111 PRICE $2.2 million AUCTION April 8 at noon OFI By appointment SCHOOL ZONES + South Yarra Primary + Melbourne High + Melbourne Girls’ Grammar FAST FACTS White kitchen with Smeg appliances, integrated dishwasher drawer, wine fridge, remote-motor extractor fan; garage/ multipurpose room plus secure off-street parking; north-facing rear deck and garden; American white oak wide-board floors and feature joinery; skylights with remote-controlled external blinds; gaspebble fireplace on bluestone ledge. see more: domain.com.au PROPERTY ID 2013459602

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TOORAK \ 2/43 ST GEORGES ROAD

AGENT Abercromby’s 9864 5300 PRICE About $4.3 million PRIVATE AUCTION April 8 OFI April 5, 2pm; April 8, 2.30pm SCHOOL ZONES + Toorak Primary + Auburn High + Melbourne Girls’ College

It’s a signature standout Rob Mills design but strictly not one for public viewing. This townhouse, in a development of six next to the palatial Stamoulis domain and formerly part of the Baillieu estate, guards its privacy in top-end St Georges Road as fiercely as a dragon does its lair. Impressive sophistication is, as usual, the key to Mills’ style, imbued with layers of luxury. The house will particularly appeal to downsizers – including the semi-retired downsizer – and executive

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buyers looking for easy maintenance but more breathing space and storage than an apartment offers. Pedestrian access is along a walkway; otherwise, drive into the basement garage from the aptly named The Lane. A lift and carpeted stairs connect the house’s three levels: basement theatre room and laundry with drying room; casual and formal living/dining areas and kitchen with two courtyards at ground level; and topfloor bedrooms and bathrooms. The living area has been refurbished since its

2007 build to draw more natural light through the ground level. The casual area faces a crisp white kitchen (stone benchtops, Liebherr and Miele appliances) and opens through twin steel-framed french doors to its northwest courtyard, shaded by an awning. The main bedroom has Juliet balconies, his-andhers walk-in wardrobes and the understated luxury of a travertine en suite with bath. Bedroom No.2 has an en suite and the two others share a bathroom. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON

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AGENT Williams Batters 9866 4411 PRICE $2.6 million – $2.7 million AUCTION April 8 at 11am

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Agent: David Taylor 0411 222 544 ................................................................. Price: $1.85 million - $2 million ................................................................. Auction: Saturday April 8 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI: Thu noon-12.30pm; Sat 10-10.30am .................................................................

Agent: Sue Wooldridge 0413 476 674 ................................................................. Price: $1.4 million + ................................................................. Auction: Saturday April 8 at 10am ................................................................. OFI: Thu 11-11.30am; Sat 9.30-10am .................................................................

The character of this c1915 weatherboard Edwardian home is evident in its charming facade and interior period details.

This quality villa combines space, sunshine and a superb location in a convenient, low-maintenance lifestyle.

Let's eat lunch @ The Bakers' Wife, 414 Burke Road Let's eat dinner @ Juventino, 533 Camberwell Road Let's drink coffee @ 3 Ate 3 Cafe, 383 Camberwell Road

Let's eat lunch @ Snow Pony, 95 Whitehorse Road Let's eat dinner @ Mabrown, 190 Belmore Road Let's drink coffee @ All About Coffee, 335 Whitehorse Road

OFI By appointment SCHOOL ZONES + South Yarra Primary + Albert Park College + Wesley College

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PROPERTY ID 2013458046

6km from Bourke Street

This property starts with a no-maintenance garden that’s tonally in tune with the house’s block-fronted Victorian facade. Black iron lace on the full-width verandah provides a striking contrast. Inside the extended and renovated house, four bedrooms and two living areas give families space to sprawl. A cutaway connects the entrance hall with the lounge, which has a gas fireplace under a marble mantel. There are also fireplaces in the first bedroom and the open-plan hub. Pale stone surfaces complement glossy cabinetry and shiny Smeg appliances in the kitchen. Nestled in the rear wing and preceded by a study, the main bedroom has a walkin wardrobe, and an en suite finished in similarly-splendid style as the main bathroom. Glass doors in the hub and the main bedroom open to a private courtyard garden with a shed. The laundry has a door to the side path. ● KAY A KEIGHERY AY

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BALWYN \ 10 BURROUGHS ROAD When big isn’t big enough, there’s this: a three-level mansion with 1100 square metres of living and garage space, including six bedrooms, each with en suite and walkin wardrobe, and no fewer than eight rooms for relaxation and entertainment. Add outdoor leisure features – tiled pool, spa and covered patio – and you have a family estate that is not only enormous but packed with purpose and grandeur. The house, just completed by a local owner-builder, is on a 747-square-metre site in the Balwyn High School zone, near Beckett Park and Boroondara Sports Complex. Palatial in style as well as size, features of the French provincial-influenced house include chandeliers, fireplaces, glossy parquetry floors and a vast doubleheight skylight spilling natural light from above the majestic wrought-iron staircase. The ground floor has casual and formal open-plan living areas, a study and double doors to a guests’ bedroom suite. Behind the Miele/Liebherr kitchen, the butler’s pantry serves as a second kitchen. A sauna, marble wet bar and bathroom connect to the rear patio. Four enormous bedrooms and a rumpus room sprawl across the first floor. The main bedroom is the epitome of luxury, with a study, balcony over the back garden and lavish en suite with bath. The street-front bedroom also has a balcony. Uncommon extras are located underground off a hallway that wraps the six-car garage: a sumptuous rubyred home cinema, glass-front wine cellar, gym, the sixth en-suited bedroom and – for something really different – a mahjong room. ● JACQUI HAMMERTON

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AGENT Jellis Craig 9831 2800 PRICE $5 million + EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Close April 12 at 5pm OFI April 6, 11am; April 8, 11am & 1pm SCHOOL ZONES + Greythorn Primary + Balwyn High + Fintona Girls’

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PROPERTY ID 2013461044

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AGENT Marshall White 9822 9999 PRICE $2.7 million + AUCTION April 8 at 10.30am OFI April 6, 11am; April 8, 10am SCHOOL ZONES + Malvern Primary + Glen Eira College + Shelford Girls’ Grammar

Exclusively situated in the Domain precinct, this magnificent apartment has grand proportions and a huge terrace that offer exciting scope to refurbish.

This mesmerising apartment enjoys a gorgeous lounge, modern kitchen and meals area, bright bathroom and laundry, polished boards and parking.

Let's eat lunch @ Entrecote, 131-133 Domain Road Let's eat dinner @ Ichi Ichi Ku Izakaya, 119 Park Street Let's drink coffee @ Domain Brasserie, 181 Domain Road

Let's eat lunch @ Legacy, 347 Camberwell Road Let's eat dinner @ The Meat & Wine Co, 482 Riversdale Road Let's drink coffee @ The Reserve, 259 Camberwell Road

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PROPERTY ID 2013461527

13km from Bourke Street

After 44 years in one family’s hands, this house brims with warm ambience. Signs of meticulous maintenance include refreshed tuck-pointing on the Edwardian facade. Enter across the wraparound verandah, and the hall displays Baltic pine floors and a corbelled archway. Double doors open to a sitting room with fireplace and box-bay window. The grand dining room also has a fireplace, as do two of the bedrooms, including the roomy main, which has timber fretwork heralding its bay window. The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, including a 900-millimetre oven. Exposed brick walls and a timber-panelled ceiling give the family room a casual, earthy feel. Two sets of french doors here open to the rear terrace, beyond which is the big swimming pool. There’s a laundry, and a sauna off the second bathroom. The double garage has a studio with a toilet. ● KAY KAY KEIGHERY

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86/109-111 Street Name Suburb 10 Evans Court Toorak

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

6 Balmerino Avenue Toorak This perfectly positioned solid brick Edwardian home is surprisingly spacious, and is only a short stroll to both Toorak Village shops and Como Park with many transport options and leading schools all close by. Comprising: entrance hall with skylight, 2 good size bedrooms, 1 with WIR and the other with OFP, central laundry and bathroom, formal sitting/dining with OFP, leading to kitchen and superb large informal family room with gas fireplace opening onto private low maintenance courtyard garden with water feature. Upstairs: light-filled master bedroom with ensuite and outdoor decking. Heating/cooling, security system and easy off street parking from the front. 6balmerinoavenue-toorak.com AUCTION Saturday 8th April at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Wednesday 1.00-1.30pm & Saturday from 11.30am Anthony Grimwade 0418 382 226 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769

AUCTION THIS SATURDAY

14/8 Parring Road Balwyn

If desirable shopping village convenience and a spacious single-level layout are at the top of your wish list, then this sun-filled and stylish three bedroom unit will tick every box. Steps to Beckett Park and tram, walk to Balwyn Village, primary schools and private schools, all while being in the Balwyn High zone. Made comfortable with ducted heating, multiple split system air-conditioners and polished floorboards, the large lounge/dining is accompanied by a modern kitchen/meals

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348 Orrong Road, Caulfield North 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street, St Kilda 9066 4688 42 Koornang Road, Carnegie 9563 1666 garypeer.com.au AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 11:30

111 Chomley Street PRAHRAN A Charmingly Spacious Lifestyle Oasis in A Pivotal Prahran Position Just what you’ve been looking for in a prized Prahran position, this Deco delight engages the senses with its spacious charm, comfort & tangible sense of warmth. Combining the inimitable character of its era with modern updates, the alluring home incorporates a good-size living & dining room, refurbished kitchen with stainless-steel dishwasher, renovated bathroom & a northwest-facing deck & courtyard with a shed. It also comes with what is an absolute bonus for this locale - the extremely rare advantage of an off-street car space. Within easy access to trams, High & Chapel Street, pubic transport & parkland.

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Auction Saturday 8 April 11:30am Inspect Sat from 11:00 Guide $1,100,000 - $1,265,000 Contact Daniel Micmacher 0419 376 521 Jeremy Rosens 0413 837 723 Max Chanesman 0451 668 718

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1/53 Finch Street, Malvern East

1-53finchstreet-malverneast.com Auction Saturday 8th April at 11.30am Inspect Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday from 11am 0411 676 058 0403 163 355 0416 006 282

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1615/555-557 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

1615-555stkildaroad-melbourne.com Private Sale Inspect Thursday 11.30-12noon & Saturday 11-11.30am 0417 571 505 0411 411 271

1/237 Domain Road, South Yarra

1-237domainroad-southyarra.com Auction Saturday 8th April at 10.30am Inspect Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & 5-5.30pm & Saturday from 10am 0414 822 579 0400 592 572 0413 309 002

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13 Toorak Avenue, Toorak

13toorakavenue-toorak.com Auction Saturday 22nd April at 11.30am Inspect Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 12.30-1pm 0414 822 579 0413 309 002

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A Quality Townhouse Amidst The Serenity

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AUCTION THIS SATURDAY 8th APRIL AT 2PM

South Yarra | 7a Moffat Street Inner City Sanctuary This striking inner city sanctuary is both stylish and functional, with the added luxuries of a home cinema, swimming pool and spa, only minutes from Fawkner Park, and shopping precincts. The town residence, with a distinctive louvered faรงade is matched by high-end interiors using glass and skylights, and a Miele kitchen. Sliding doors open to a private, northern garden with Bisazza mosaic glass-tiled swimming pool and spa - a rarity in a townhouse in this postcode. The master suite with stylish en suite, three more bedrooms and a bathroom are upstairs. A lower level home cinema provides the flexibility of a fourth bedroom. Heating, reverse cycle air conditioning, C BUS, wiring for audio and video, security alarm and double garage are more features.

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Sarah Case 0439 431 020 David Colbran 0418 348 481

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If you would like to establish a career with the world’s most prestigious real estate brand, please call: David Colbran: 0418 348 481 Toorak | 14 Wallace Avenue | 9825 0555

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Surrey Hills 4 Alastair Court

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Breathtaking and exclusive, this near-new residence boasts a large 5 bedroom plus study family home. The tennis court, heated pool and putting green suggest complete relaxation alongside the alfresco with outdoor kitchen, which leads into the living, dining, Ilve/ Miele kitchen and rumpus room with bar. Be excited by the theatre, teen retreat and library/study with gas log fire. Near private schools, cafe precincts and zoned for Camberwell High and Canterbury Girls´ SC.

* 5 expansive living areas * Granite and porcelain bathrooms * Flexible self-contained unit/teen zone * Main bedroom with dressing room, ensuite * Hydronic heating, ducted air-conditioning * Cellar, butler´s pantry and dumb waiter * 3-car garage plus workshop * In a boutique court near leading schools

Auction

Saturday 29 April at 12noon Guide

Price on Application

Inspect Thurs 10-10.30am & Thurs 7-7.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Land

1,606 sq m approx.

Web

4alastaircourtsurreyhills.com

Contact Tim Heavyside 0403 020 404 Harley Toyle 0488 568 028

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4/10-14 St Georges Road Armadale 3

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29 Shearwater Drive Mount Martha 4

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27A Nicholson Street South Yarra 3

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AUCTION SATURDAY kayburton.com.au 2015 BEST LARGE RESIDENTIAL AGENCY IN AUSTRALIA

KEW 58 Derby Street Deco Gem, Brilliant Future! This freestanding 1930s cottage on a good-sized block (236 sqm approx) moments from High St and schools has outstanding scope for renovation (STCA). Filled with light & featuring decorative plaster ceilings, it offers 2 double BRs, spacious living room (gas heater), large dining room with OFP, functional kitchen, neat bathroom, laundry & 2nd WC.

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AUCTION Sat 8 April at 11am INSPECT Thu 1-1:30 & Sat 10:30-11 GUIDE $980,000 - $1,070,000 CONTACT Cameron Ingram 0415 284 844 Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 Kew | 9854 8888

KEW EAST 136 Kilby Road Dress-Circle Address, ´50s Appeal Immaculate late-Deco residence on a corner block close to schools & shopping centres offers 3 double BRs, spacious living & dining rooms, well-equipped kitchen/meals, 2 bathrooms, laundry & sep WC. Including an al fresco entertaining area & double garage, this light-filled home features ducted heating & classic period touches.

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AUCTION Sat 22 April at 11am INSPECT Thur & Sat 12 - 12:30 GUIDE $1,250,000 - $1,325,000 CONTACT Bruce Bonnett 0418 333 042 Cameron Ingram 0415 284 844 Kew | 9854 8888

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51 Spring Street. Melbourne 3A

2B

1C

This truly beautiful half floor, with high-ceilings, is a real standout. The voluminous living & entertaining areas will excite, with access to the private terrace overlooking the gardens. 3 beautiful bedrooms, including oversized master with access to another private terrace, ensuite bathroom resembling a 6 star day spa, provide the perfect sanctuary.

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Expression of Interest Closing Thur 20th April

Inspect Thur 1.00pm - 1.30pm Sat 11.00am -11.30am

Contact Gina Donazzan 0412 430 326 Sam Fenna 0437 309 715


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BALWYN NORTH 5 JASON COURT Nestled in a peaceful and convenient cul-de-sac locale is this stunning recently renovated residence in the Balwyn High School Zone. Downstairs comprises of an immaculate calacatta marble kitchen opening into the lounge room area, formal dining through to the spacious formal living or sitting room with gas fireplace opening out to terrace area. Rear yard has been beautifully landscaped & features a built in swimming pool. The versatile lower floor offers a further living area, bedroom accommodation, fully serviced kitchen, bathroom & extra storage or potential cellar. Upstairs features the Master bedroom with W.I.R & full ensuite, 2 further robed bedrooms & study room plus the main bathroom. 50 THE WEEKLY REVIEW \ APRIL 5, 2017

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Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am Photo ID required

CONTACT

Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 IVANHOE 9499 7992


TOORAK, 36 ST GEORGES ROAD

AN ESTEEMED ENGLISH CLASSIC IN MAGICAL MODERN BEAUTY Standing proud in Jack Merlo designed gardens, this English style 4 bedroom + study 3.5 bathroom residence seamlessly infuses its original beauty with contemporary inspiration. Enjoying full length steel windows, this exquisite home enjoys distinguished formal rooms (OFP), Carrera marble kitchen (Gaggenau/Liebherr appliances), conservatory style living & dining (clerestory windows) opening to a honed bluestone alfresco garden, hydronic heating & air conditioning, and a secure double carport. A privileged pocket, metres to St Catherines, St Kevins and transport.

3.5

AUCTION: SAT 8TH APR AT 12 INSPECT: THURS, SAT & SUN 1-1:45

9826 0000

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4/5

Rodney Morley 0418 321 222

Christopher Dane 0418 319 809

rodneymorley.com.au

428 Toorak Road, Toorak

Andrew Tolson 0418 312 542

203 Balaclava Rd, Caulfield Nth

9525 9222

South Melbourne 344 Moray Street

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Heritage Beauty

Auction Saturday 22 April - 10.30am

Magnificent three bedroom, double-storey terrace boasts classic grandeur, heritage charm and a sizeable floorplan to suit every lifestyle. A sophisticated interior presents inviting lounge, separate dining, sunny kitchen/meals featuring stainless steel appliances and granite benches opening to private backyard, master with BIRs & modern central bathroom. Perfectly primed for potential renovation or comfortable as is, this fantastic home is a standout choice for revered inner city living.

Price

Contact Agent

Inspect

Thursday 12.00 - 12.30pm

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Albert Park 9699 5155

Contact Arthur Apostoleros 0411 515 015 James Nicolaou 0438 398 254

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86/109-111 Street Name Suburb 2 Norfolk Drive Portsea

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834 Melbourne Road Sorrento

New and impeccably built with today’s most luxurious finishes, yet creatively designed to sensitively echo coastal surrounds, this stunning beach retreat is just steps from Sorrento Village. Nestled on 1,078m2, the five bedroom, five bathroom property has two zoned living areas linked via a north-facing courtyard and a sundrenched pool. Two double garages complete this stunning property.

rtedgar.com.au AUCTION Sunday 16th April at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Saturday & Sunday 1.00-1.30pm Lloyd Robinson 0414 441 880 Michael Ghenta 0404 707 790

135 Settlement Road, South Bellarine • Tucked behind the brow of the Bellarine hills, this outstanding lifestyle property harnesses a spectacular panorama over Port Phillip Bay, Geelong and the You Yangs. • Encompassing 10 picturesque acres (approx), the property has a large home recently built by Duncan Pascoe, and second original home for additional lodging (STCA). • The truly breathtaking home has wings for living, entertaining and for private slumber; all with stunning views to be admired. • Additional lifestyle facilities include a lap pool, sauna, adventure playground, mixed fruit orchard, horse paddock, DLUG, 2-bay machinery shed, 100,000L rainwater storage and more! • Set 5mins from Drysdale, 25mins from Geelong and 20mins from Bellarine beaches, this lifestyle package is beyond compare. Prepare to be impressed!

www.bellarineproperty.com.au

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10.5 Acres approx

VIEWING

By Appointment

PRICE

Contact Agent

AGENTS

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