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Taste for true grit SHANE DELIA’S SPICE JOURNEY HAS TAKEN HIM FROM THE WESTERN SUBURBS TO THE FOOTHILLS OF MOUNT LEBANON

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n The Weekly Review’s photographic studio, Shane Delia is discussing the secrets of making a perfect meringue – a clean bowl, egg whites at room temperature and slowly raining in the caster sugar … Delia lives and breathes food and flavours and it’s been that way since he was 13. He grew up in a hard-working Maltese family in the western suburbs and his teenage years were a challenge. Teachers at Keilor Downs Secondary College probably didn’t have the young Shane Delia earmarked for the success he now enjoys. “I had some learning difficulties,” he says frankly. “I was diagnosed with ADD eventually but teachers just thought I was a bad kid who didn’t want to listen. They were always kicking me out of class. I wanted to succeed but I didn’t have the tools. You keep hearing ‘you’re bad, you’re dumb’ and, when you are trying really hard and getting bad marks, you think you’re stupid.” A correct diagnosis and medication turned things around for Delia, 38, but by then he already had his heart and mind set on leaving school to start cooking. “When I was given the drugs I needed, I smashed it – suddenly I was getting A+,” he smiles. “I’d come home and go to my room to do my homework. But it was too late and anyway, I’d go insane in an office all day! I wanted to cook but it wasn’t glamorous then. People who flunked out of school or who came out of prison were cooks!” Delia’s extended family were tradies – electricians, bricklayers and mechanics – but those trades lacked the creativity he craved. “My happiest times were eating and cooking with my family. Every Sunday we had lunch with Mum’s side of the family and dinner with my paternal grandfather – 50 or 60 people,” he recalls. “I had a block-release apprenticeship at the Gordon Institute in Geelong when I was 17 and Dad and my grandfather would drive me there after the family dinner. I was boarding in a dodgy place, earning a few hundred bucks a week and my grandfather would slip me a few bucks.

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“Dad came to Australia at 17 with a couple of bucks and worked in the Dunlop factory for 36 years. He began as a tyre builder, educated himself and left as a director in south-east Asia setting up new factories. He’s the most selfless person I know. Before I got my licence and I was cooking I didn’t finish work until 11.30pm and the last train home to the western suburbs was a V Line at 10.30pm. Dad picked me up every night, put on the L-plates, I drove home and he’d be up at five o’clock the next morning for work.” The structure and hierarchy he found in the kitchen suited Delia and he still seeks that structure and routine in his working day. He worked at Eden on the Park and Sofitel before becoming sous chef at Chateau Yering.

“I’m not saying I’m gifted, but I like food and I understand flavours – it’s the only thing that comes easy to me.” “I worked in pubs and pasta shops and hotels and then I realised there was another world of internationally renowned chefs who were innovators. They were highly skilled and wealthy and I wanted to be part of that,” he says. “A lot of cooks work hard and there is that pocket who work hard and they’re gifted. I’m not saying I’m gifted, but I like food and I understand flavours – it’s the only thing that comes easy to me. I see something and instantly know five things that will go with it and how I’m going to use it.” In 2008, Delia opened Maha with George Calombaris – in 2013 he became sole owner of the award-winning Middle Eastern restaurant. It’s named after Delia’s wife, whom he married in 2007 but the couple had known each other for years. “Maha worked with my sister, Sarah, as a

hairdresser. I’d see her around and would tell Sarah ‘Maha’s cute’ but Sarah would tell me to leave her alone because she had a boyfriend. Then they broke up and Sarah suggested we go out. Maha says she had to convince herself, but I was persistent. “We married in 2007 and I wouldn’t be where I am without Maha’s support. She brings it back to the simple things all the time. I find it hard to get out of bed some mornings and sometimes I find myself upset for no reason. But every time, Maha pulls me back. I would have left me five times! I


his favourite American rap artist who was shot dead in Los Angeles in 1997. He’s wearing a jacket bearing the face of the rapper that he bought in New York and couldn’t resist slipping into his suitcase. Delia discovered Biggie Smalls when he was 14 during a family trip to Detroit to see relatives. “I saw hip-hop culture for the first time and I immersed myself in this music that was so powerful but so wrong, too, then. You were a ratbag if you listened to that music,” he laughs. “But I related to the messages in the stories. I didn’t live in a ghetto but I was a kid who was under-achieving and the music gives you a voice. I heard Biggie Smalls and thought he was an amazing lyricist and many of his songs were uplifting. There’s a song called Juicy – he talks about the dreams he had of being something else and of achieving that. It’s the anthem for me.” Delia is a self-confessed perfectionist and creating Biggie Smalls became all-consuming. He spent $800,000 just on the fit-out and soon launched the Biggie Smalls Food Truck, and in September last year, another Biggie Smalls at the Windsor end of Chapel Street. “I didn’t want another kebab shop. I got excited with it and wanted it to be special. Rap has an element of bling and glamour and I wanted Biggie Smalls to feel authentic to the last detail. My favourite kebab on the menu is the Juicy kebab. It’s tasty as hell! Have it old school with hot sauce – rocket fuel!” he grins. “If I do something it has to be 100 per cent. We re-fitted Maha 12 months ago and spent a million bucks but I still wasn’t happy, so two months ago I put another $200,000 in to it.”

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think it’s the pressure I put on myself. When I was a cook it was just me. Now I have millions of dollars of debt and 80 employees with families to think about so I have to stay focused. “I hate the term ‘celebrity chef’ with a passion. I am at the businesses all the time. I take food out to people – I’m not peeling the carrots – but I’m there and I write every dish with my team.” That focus led Delia to Biggie Smalls Kbabs – a kebab shop with a difference on Smith Street in Collingwood. Delia named the flagship venue after

elia’s Spice Journey series on SBS brought his passion for food to a national audience and he credits the show with enhancing his culinary capabilities. It took him from Iran and Morocco to the foothills of Mount Lebanon. “I am 10 times the cook I was before I did the show,” he stresses. “I landed in Lebanon in season one with a backpack and heap of notes. I never did any training and it was hard work. There was conflict in Syria and at one point we were filming in a market in Morocco and I was p****d on by a donkey. “I’ve been told by SBS there won’t be another Spice Journey, although I’d love to do something similar in southern India where the spice trade began. And I’d like to do a Spice Journey in New York – the biggest melting pot in the world.” His success and popularity have attracted some high-profile partnerships. Delia is a proud Western Bulldogs ambassador and a supporter of Melbourne City. But one of his most rewarding partnerships is with Mercedes-Benz.

For a motorsport lover, taking part in a Celebrity Grand Prix and driving a car he never dreamed he’d own is still a bit of a surprise. “When I was young I built cars with an uncle,” Delia says. “He re-built old Holdens and he and Dad loved motorsport. My first car was a $600 piece of s**t that was in my uncle’s paddock with grass growing through the floor. I spent a year working on it – a Nissan/Datsun Pulsar. My other uncle sprayed cars as a hobby and he said he’d paint it for me. I had no money so he told me to collect his halfempty tins and mix them and that’s what colour my car would be. It was pink and he put all these metallic flakes in it – so much in that my car was all glitter. But I drove it for three years. “I still don’t understand why Mercedes-Benz wanted me. Think about that boy with ADD getting expelled from school – did you ever think he’d be a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz? Every morning I get up and there’s a Mercedes C63 sitting in my garage. How good’s that?” Delia has swapped the Sunbury home he’d lived in since his 20s for a larger family home – but he stayed true to his roots, choosing Moonee Ponds over swankier options south of the river. “We looked in South Yarra and Toorak but they’re not my home. I have to stay true to who I am,” he says. And Delia looks forward to being his true self on Sundays when he gets to spend time with Maha, his young children, son, Jude, and daughter, Jayda. “Monday nights we have dinner at Mum’s house – my brother, sister, our kids and cousins. I work Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturday my daughter goes to Arabic school and I pick her up and we have lunch and then I go to work. “I love Sundays. I take my daughter to Vic Market early. We have a look at what to buy, have a burek, come home and I cook brunch or late lunch. Then I’m on the couch, chilling out and holding my kids.” Away from the kitchen, Delia keeps fit and focused by boxing. He trains three mornings a week, spending another two mornings lifting weights in the gym. “I box to keep fit and manage my weight and it makes you stand up straight and confident,” he says. “I’m a bit of a recluse and like being around home or going to the supermarket in my trackies and a T-shirt. “Last night I got home about five o’clock and there was nothing in the pantry so I ran down to the shop in a dodgy pair of trackies given to me for a charity cricket match last year. I don’t care.” ● BIGGIE SMALLS \ 86 Smith Street, Collingwood; 36 Chapel Street, Windsor; check the website for food truck locations. ● biggiesmalls.com.au

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Inhibitions set free JAMIE DORNAN NEEDED A SENSE OF HUMOUR WHILE FILMING THE FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY, WRITES KATE STANTON

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The final movie in the Fifty Shades series is complete. How would you describe the journey? It has been a hugely enriching and rewarding experience for me. It’s nice to be a part of something that so many people like.

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movie, especially when Anastasia’s old boss, Jack Hyde, comes into play and the plot turns into a thriller … and marriage is a test in itself, too.

How does Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele’s relationship continue to grow? I think their relationship grows in a more positive and relatable way. Since they do get married they become more like a regular couple.

What do you think director James Foley has brought to the second and third films? James is great and very energetic! It wasn’t easy to get on a train like this that had already left the station. Yet, he managed to elevate it all and make it his own, while also respecting what was done with Fifty Shades of Grey.

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her come back to him on her terms in Fifty Shades Darker. What is the situation regarding that balance of power in Fifty Shades Freed? They sort of meet in the middle and reach the kind of compromise that marriage often brings to a relationship, trying to make things work as a team, rather than have either of them call the shots.

third movie. There are moments in Fifty Shades Freed where I am hoping he gets people to laugh.

had some time off to muck around on jet skis or swim while we were shooting the honeymoon scenes. Those were easy days at work …

And what can you specifically say about the way your character is behaving now? I think Christian is fair, understanding and more human in this third movie, compared to how he was when we first met him – when he was hard to understand and impenetrable.

You have great chemistry on screen with Dakota, but you also both get along very well. We are very fond of each other. Dakota (Johnson) and I had to have chemistry to make this work from the get-go, and now we will continue to be friends despite it coming to an end. We have gone through this journey together. I believe we will always have each other’s back precisely because of the impact these roles have had on our careers and our personalities. It is quite a bond that lasts forever.

A character that complex must be a great challenge for an actor. Yes, playing him has been a very satisfying challenge. I feel it was trickier in the first movie, as I had to strike that balance of being distant and cold, but at the same time somewhat likeable.

Apart from the two main characters, what other relevant players appear in Fifty Shades Freed? The main one is Jack Hyde, who was already introduced in Fifty Shades Darker Darker, but really shakes things up in this third film of the series. He is the source of much of the drama and action.

You also travelled to Europe for this shoot, right? Yes, we did that towards the end of it. After wrapping up in Vancouver, we flew to France, which was nice because the schedule wasn’t too crazy. We

The movie also has humour, right? Yes, Christian gets to provide some of it as well, which didn’t happen in Fifty Shades of Grey. It all goes back to him becoming more human in this

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It’s not me, it’s you BREAKING UP WITH YOUR SMART DEVICES MIGHT BE THE RIGHT CALL, WRITES MYKE BARTLETT

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e’ve all made new year’s resolutions about eating better or exercising more – most of which don’t last beyond January 3. But a new resolution is shooting to the top of the selfimprovement charts. Author Catherine Price says almost everyone she talks to is resolved to spending less time on their smartphone. Her book, How To Break Up With Your Phone, is designed to make this split as painless as possible, offering a step-by-step guide to unplugging your life in a tidy 30 days. While Price doesn’t think any of us should bin our smartphones (they’re incredibly useful tools, after all), she hopes the book will help people question

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whether all that screen-time is really making them happy. “It’s starting to be acknowledged that they’re bad for us,” she says. “There was a time when people didn’t acknowledge smoking was bad for you and a lot more people were hooked. I don’t think you have to get off Facebook, but I think you should get the app off your phone and make sure you’re using it because you want to, not on reflex.” She points out that most Silicon Valley tech designers keep their own children far away from devices, aware of their addictive powers. The late Steve Jobs, for one, wouldn’t let his brood handle an iPad. Even if you think you’ve got your phone under


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your thumb, you’ll likely be surprised by the addiction survey Price includes in the opening chapter. For her, it was becoming a parent that made her realise she had a problem. “The motivation for me in writing the book was that we’d just had a baby and at some point I was feeding her and looking at my phone. I saw her looking at me while I was looking at my phone and had one of those out-of-body moments. I thought, ‘Oh my god, I don’t want that to be my daughter’s experience of what her mother is’.” Although Price has no interest in being that judgmental parent, she does reveal that her research revealed a spike in playground injuries when 3G service was made available to parents. Wounded kids aside, she’s found taking control of her phone has made a real and positive difference to her life. She’s used the free time to finally begin guitar lessons, finding a new “real-life” community of friends she now sees once a week. Breaking up is never easy, but the book helps the reader create new habits to resist the phone-check reflex. In addition, Price has built a website offering

helpful downloads, an amusing video “intervention” for phone-addicted friends and a 30-day email support program. Her own experience is that addicts will notice a positive difference straight away. “I think the moment you start thinking about it, you will notice a change. Just reading this article is going to change people’s attitude to their phone. Just reading the title of the book. If you have that tiny Emperor’s New Clothes moment, I think the change will be pretty profound.” ●

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sugar and salt simply because it is the easy option. Kids need to be fuelled with nutritious snacks and meals throughout the day to ensure they have the energy and brain power for all that learning and, of course, playing. My motto is all about progress, not perfection. So, don’t get me wrong; a tasty snack from aisle four or a lunch order on the odd occasion is totally fine. Ensuring your kids are eating mostly healthy foods throughout the day will help to keep them alert, focused and retaining information to assist with their learning. If you’re unsure of how to pack your kids a healthy lunch, I am here to help. Here are my top tips to ensure your kids enjoy their healthy lunches.

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ith more Australians delaying marriage until later in life, and four out of five married couples living together before tying the knot, buying a home with your partner can seem like a great way to get on the property ladder. Although the average age of first-home buyers has remained constant at 32 years old for two decades, the median age of marriage in 2015 was 31.8 for men and 29.8 for women, compared with 29.5 for men and 27.6 for women in 2005, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. If you are already living with your partner, your finances will likely have already merged to some degree, and buying property together may have

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crossed your mind. After all, it’s easier to secure and service a loan with two incomes rather than one. But considering that buying a home is one of the largest purchases you will ever make, there is much more at stake financially than signing a lease on a rental property, especially if the relationship comes to an end. While you may think that marriage would make it easier to secure a loan, or offer you more security in the event of a break-up, the reality is that the banks and the courts treat de facto couples the same as married couples. Mortgage broker and owner of Simply Finance, Fabio De Castro, says an increasing number of his


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clients, about 40 per cent, aren’t married when they secure a home loan. “These days, a lot of people are very comfortable in de facto relationships and living together,” he says. According to De Castro, unmarried couples with healthy finances aren’t less likely to be able to secure finance for a joint purchase than a married couple. “If you have been living together for three months, banks will class you as de facto,” he says. For many couples, financial contributions from parents can be a big help when it comes to purchasing a home, with 29 per cent of first-home buyers relying on parents to help fund a purchase, through cash gifts, rent-free accommodation or guarantor loans. But according to De Castro, when parents’ finances become involved, it can be complicated if the relationship comes to an end. “We had a de facto couple who were looking to buy a place together. They didn’t have enough for a deposit, so her mother went guarantor,” he says. “They bought an apartment, but six months later ended up separating. Without her mother

supporting them, we needed to find a way to refinance him to be able to buy her out.” When it comes to guarantor loans, there are ways that parents can minimise their risk, according to Bounce Financial director Cara Brett. “It’s important for parents to understand whether they are guaranteeing the whole loan or just a small part of it,” she says. “Sometimes they only need to guarantee a portion of the loan.” Although it can be an awkward and less-thanromantic conversation, it’s smarter to discuss beforehand how the property will be divided if the relationship ends. It’s worth having a frank and open talk about potential scenarios, such as whether you would need to sell the home to pay off the loan or if one partner could buy the other out. If contributions made to the deposit or repayments are unequal, you should discuss how the sale proceeds in the event of a split. If a de facto couple can’t agree on how assets should be divided after a break-up, disputes can be handled in the Family Court, but it’s often costly and stressful. ●

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‘Mummified’ for life MY SUBURB IS A PLAYGROUND OF PAMPERED LIE REILL REILLY MOTHERHOOD, WRITES NATALIE

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was single w when hen I first moved into the suburb I now live in with my family. Back then, I couldn’t help but notice the neat little row of shops a stone’s throw from my apartment, two of them devoted to children’s designer clothing, another two displaying flowing, kaftan-esque dresses that are perfect for the lactating mother. I noticed, too, the strollers and the prams. It was to be expected, my suburb was near the beach, making it the perfect place to settle down. A decade later, what was once a couple of shops devoted to mothers has become a cottage industry. There are baby designer stores galore, and the number of designer mummy stores has doubled.

These are joined by a beautician, or medi-spa, on every corner – offering not just eyebrow treatments, but facelifts and micro needling. Five – I’m serious – five corner stores have been replaced by skin clinics. I’ve counted and there are four within a twokilometre radius of my home. Naturally, there is the usual oversupply of cafes. One at the end of every street, and all of them offering babycinos and toddler-sized green smoothies. Nuzzled in next to the cafes are hair salons, each offering a dizzying array of treatments and champagne, and at Christmas, there are the little parties. These are not marketed to men.

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If the gentrification of a suburb involves pushing out poor people to make way for middle-class families and their wholemeal-bread tastes, then my suburb did not simply gentrify, it gentrified in a very specific way. It “mummified”. And with two children of my own now, I can’t say I’m upset. Gone is the trophy store and the humble bakery. The old knick-knack shop is but a distant memory. Everything is geared towards my demographic, which is to say, everything is geared towards upwardly mobile mothers who like their almond latte with a teeny-tiny cupcake on the side; something for Lala to nibble on before her child-led play at the local day-care centre, which will happily nurture her obvious giftedness for the medium fee of $175 a day. And then there are the schools. Ah, yes, the schools. As any helicopter parent knows, you’ve got to be in the right catchment, so your babe can go to the right educational facility. Then she can go on to the right high school, get the highest possible ATAR and go on to lead a wildly

successful life (presumably in the same suburb you raised her). Since 2010, Australia’s birthrate has been rising, especially when it comes to older parents. The City of Wyndham has the highest birth rate in metropolitan Melbourne - last year, 3748 babies were born at Werribee Mercy Hospital. In Sydney, in 2015, the suburbs where the most babies were born were mostly in the south-west, except for one little enclave in the east (near where I live). Those little ones are toddlers now and the three new day-care centres that have set themselves up in have probably flung open their doors to receive them. Meanwhile, their mothers can busy themselves on their days off by popping in for a face refresh or keratin hair treatment. I’m not upset about this; although I’m nostalgic for the days when my little suburb was just a broken-down pub, a lonely beach and a low-ceiling florist. Back then it felt like I was on the cusp of something, and now, these days, with every single shop, child-proof playground and artisanal bakery. I no longer feel edgy; I feel pegged. ●

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History, English, biology and psychology. Later at university I became interested in information and communication technology. HOW LONG HAV HA E YOU WORKED WITH FINTONA?

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Research skills and guided inquiry discussions. Both of these areas encourage students to critically examine what they are reading and to look for evidence in the literature to strengthen their arguments. WHAT MADE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH BOOKS?

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FINAL WORD “WITH A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN FACADE, CLASSIC INTERIORS AND POSITIONED IN ONE OF PRAHRAN’S BEST STREETS – THIS S HOUSE REALL REALLYY DOES PRESENT A FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY.” CARLA FETTER – AGENT

AGENT \ Jellis Craig 8866 8600 PRICE \ $3.25 million PRIVATE SALE

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If the Open has left you in a sweat of longing, come hither. This magnificent estate has a floodlit north-south tennis court, and with luxuriant environs, including a rotunda, it will be easy to keep one’s courtside manner cool. At 1285 square metres this property is a rare prize so close to High Street. Four communal areas – living, dining, family, meals – embrace the north-facing garden. The neo-Modernist living and dining area has conservatory-style glazing at one end and opens fully to the patio and court at the other. For casual hanging out, see the meals area, which opens to a covered terrace and adjoins the kitchen, a gourmand’s delight in white stone with a walk-in pantry. Upstairs, the zoned bedrooms include a main chamber with a dressing room and a marble en suite. Three more double bedrooms have wardrobes and share a bathroom with shower, tub and separate toilet. Ducted heating, cooling and vacuum, security and a double garage ensure enviable comfort. ● ALISON BARCLAY AGENT \ Kay & Burton 9820 1111 PRICE \ $7 million – $7.5 million PRIVATE SALE Scan the code The best seats in the house are courtside

HAWTHORN \ 4/229 AUBURN ROAD

HAWTHORN \ 57 HAINES STREET

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Constant travellers will be so glad to come home to this townhouse. At the rear of a block of four, it feels like a bastion of serenity; lock and leave it, or bask off jetlag on the north-facing terrace. Newly refurbished, it looks sleek in timber flooring, with hydronic heating and excellent storage. The first floor has spacious living, dining and family areas opening to the louvre-roof terrace. The granite kitchen has Smeg and Miele appliances. A bedroom and a powder room complete this floor. Two ground-floor double bedrooms include the main with an en suite; down here, too, are the central bathroom, laundry, powder room and double garage. ● ALISON BARCLAY

This cottage should be on an inspirational poster: “So simple, so right” against a dreamy picture of its block-fronted prettiness. It has, in order, an arched side hall, two double bedrooms, lounge, modern bathroom and kitchen and a slate-floored family area opening east to a patio and garden where one can greet the sunrise with a smoothie. Both bedrooms have wardrobes and fireplaces. The carpeted living room has french doors to a leafy side courtyard. The timber kitchen has Bosch and Nobel appliances, and a laundry adjoins. Five minutes’ walk from Glenferrie Road, this shipshape address has gated parking and scope for extension. ● ALISON BARCLAY

AGENT \ Noel Jones 9809 2000 PRICE \ $1.6 million PRIVATE SALE

AGENT \ Jellis Craig 9810 5000 PRICE \ $1.45 million – $1.55 million AUCTION \ February 17 at noon

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Elegant heritage in the front, resort-like lifestyle in the back sums up this single-level charmer just off Riversdale Road. For formal occasions, usher guests into the sitting and dining rooms that are just past the striking timber-and-leadlight front door. These front rooms have leadlight windows, an original brick fireplace, and rich timber panelling that complements the clean white walls and ornate ceilings. Three bedrooms, including the main with walk-in-robe and en suite, are directly across the hall. The rear of the house has been renovated and updated to reflect contemporary open plan sensibilities. There’s a light and airy family living space and meals area that flows on to the kitchen, which has white benchtops, subway tiles and a pale timber rangehood that matches the floorboards. Wide sliding doors and a bifold window above the sink make it easy to turn this into an indoor-outdoor entertaining zone, complete with expansive decking right outside and a swimming pool for sunny summer days and balmy nights. ● ERIN MUNRO AGENT \ RT Edgar 9826 1000 PRICE \ $2.7 million – $2.9 million AUCTION \ February 17 at 11am

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TOORAK\ 10 CLEEVE COURT

CAMBERWELL \ 2 MAPLE CRESCENT

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Matching location with contemporary living, this three-storey Toorak house offers luxury inside and out. Bad days can be made all the better on the lower-ground floor where a dome spa, sauna and cellar form a smartly hidden oasis. If you’re struggling to make it up the stairs, don’t stress: just jump in the lift and take in the elegance of the ground floor once you arrive. Here marble flooring and high ceilings greet you. There’s an open-plan living and dining area overlooking a courtyard and pool, plus a private living space at the front. On the top floor, each of the three bedrooms have a bathroom. ● JESS BASSANO AGENT \ Kay & Burton 9820 1111 PRICE \ $9 million PRIVATE SALE

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In the zone for Camberwell South Primary, Camberwell High School and Canterbury Girls Secondary College, 2 Maple Crescent is an ideal family home. A 1930s double-brick, doublestorey house, its rooms are bright with high ceilings, and there’s an upstairs kids’ retreat with two bedrooms and a shared balcony. Polished timber floors and pale neutrals give the interiors a timeless aesthetic and, thanks to bifold doors, a formal lounge and dining area can be closed off from or integrate with the more casual family living zone and kitchen. A sheltered, paved outdoor entertaining space overlooks well-manicured gardens. ● ERIN MUNRO AGENT \ Marshall White 9822 9999 PRICE \ $2.3 million – $2.53 million AUCTION \ February 24 at 11.30am

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Gazing beyond the low-lying brick wall of this art deco property, the city stands jagged against the sky. While Melbourne’s shop-laden streets are only 10 kilometres away, those after a barista-made coffee just need to drive two minutes to find the Auburn Village cafes, shops and station. The house itself introduces its period appeal in the detailed brickwork of its facade and geometric pattern around the front door. Beyond the threshold, picture rails, ceiling moulds and cornices continue the house’s sharply defined style. On entry, floorboards and off-white walls emphasise the clean lines that flow throughout. A living and dining room to the left are fitted with open fireplaces. Two bedrooms sit directly opposite. Towards the rear, pendant lights and a breakfast bar separate the kitchen from the open-plan meals and lounge room. Here glass bifold doors open to a paved entertaining area. There’s a bonus room that could be used as a third bedroom and off-street parking for two cars. ● JESS BASSANO AGENT \ Marshall White 9822 9999 PRICE \ $2.1 million – $2.3 million AUCTION \ February 17 at 10.30am Scan the code The appeal here is all in the detail

MALVERN \ 201/13 SOMERS AVENUE

SOUTH YARRA \ 9-11 TIVOLI PLACE

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Life looks pretty bright in the penthouse of this five-apartment building. Stepping out of the private lift, fresh looking white walls, a skylight and two black-framed glass doors greet you. Natural light ensures the marble benchtops and splashback in the kitchen are highlighted. Strolling from the breakfast bar, the open-plan living and meals area offer a spot by the fire to grab a good book and lounge the day away. Past the office there’s a tub and shower in the bathroom – depending on your mood. There’s an en suite for each of the two bedrooms, plus a walk-in wardrobe for the main. ● JESS BASSANO AGENT \ Noel Jones 9809 2000 PRICE \ $1.8 million – $1.98 million PRIVATE SALE

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One of the finest family homes in the Royal Botanic Gardens precinct, this 1920s manor is secluded in high-walled Spanish style. Adjoining dining, living and family areas open to a decked garden with a pool, offering a spectacular indoor-outdoor setting for parties. Entertainers will love the dining area, which is dressed to impress with its fireplace, panelled ceiling and polished floorboards. The country-style kitchen has a polished timber meals area that opens to the patio. Four first-floor double bedrooms (the main and second with en suites) plus a retreat and a central bathroom are supplemented by a study/fifth bedroom on the ground floor. ● ALISON BARCLAY AGENT \ Abercromby’s 9864 5300 PRICE \ $4.1 million – $4.5 million AUCTION \ TBC

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Hocking Stuart Marshall White RT Edgar

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ABBOTSFORD 212/4 Acacia Plc

40 MURRAY STREET

ARMADALE 8 Rose St 4 Armadale St 62 Kooyong Rd

AGENT \ Jellis Craig 8866 8600 PRICE \ $3.25 million

ASHBURTON 4 Poulter St

Marshall White

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Jellis Craig Marshall White

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Fletchers Fletchers Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Woodards

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BALWYN 6 Kalimna St 2/16 Westminster St BALWYN NORTH 9 Chelmsford St 7 Helston St 43 Gardenia Rd 36 Kyora Pde 41 Harrington Ave 124 Maud St

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BRIGHTON 11 Montclair Ave

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CAMBERWELL 2 Weafgreen Crt 1/6 Davis Ave 11 Outlook Dve 23a Acheron Ave 1/18 Allambee Ave 2 Lyric Gve 28 Milverton St 29 Dominic St 20 Morey St 45 Rowell Ave

Hocking Stuart Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White RT Edgar The Agency Woodards

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John H Castran

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CANTERBURY 7 Rochester Rd 27a Mangarra Rd EAST MELBOURNE 47 Agnes St

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Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White

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FLINDERS 14 Bass St

HAWTHORN 53 Mason St 57 Haines St 1/11 Creswick St 78/8 Wallen Rd 4 Yarra Gve 2a Hawthorn Gve 29 Grove Rd 20 Brook St 1 Wright St

HAWTHORN EAST 182 Rathmines Rd 2/516 Tooronga Rd 6 Anderson Rd 18 Bluff St 9 Westley St 1 Harts Pde 5-7 Redfern Rd 23a Myrniong Gve

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8 Ramsay Ave 11 Irymple Ave 165 Belford Rd 16 Kitchener St 4/57 Hartwood St

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Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Nelson Alexander

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Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Nelson Alexander RT Edgar

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MIDDLE PARK 33 Canterbury Rd 312 Beaconsfield Pde

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Kay & Burton Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White RT Edgar Williams Batters

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MOUNT WAVERLEY 34 Park Rd

2 Wrights Tce 67 Chatsworth Rd 61 Murray St 15 Andrew St RICHMOND 43 Lyndhurst St 2b Cherrill St

1 Stanhope Crt 10 Cromwell Cres 48 Fawkner St 54 Oban St 649 Punt Rd 1 Moore St 6/435 Punt Rd

15 Redan St SURREY HILLS 1/35 Kennealy St 56 Croydon Rd 205 Mont Albert Rd 22 Empress Rd 43 Florence Rd TOORAK 7 Tahara Rd 32a St Georges Rd 18 Warra St 40a Lansell Rd 80a Mathoura Rd 24 Glyndebourne Ave

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MALVERN 73 Stanhope St 50 Horace St 54 Wheatland Rd 7/347 Glenferrie Rd

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KEW 3 Mawson St 81 Princess St 38 Denmark St 21 Fellows St 118 Walpole St 1/82-84 Cobden St 137 Mount St 46 Mary St

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MONT ALBERT Jellis Craig Jellis Craig Kay & Burton Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Marshall White Woodards

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GLEN IRIS 3/9 Maverston St 31 Ashburton Rd 22 Vears Rd 1445 High St 3/5 Creswick St 156 Finch St 36 Great Valley Rd 5 Brixton Rise 11a Creswick St 47 Ashburton Rd 1/292 Tooronga Rd 25 Barina Rd

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Game, Set, Match! With the best of Melbourne at its doorstep, this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom residence is of classical charm and impeccable style. Striking period features adorn this magnificent, double storey Victorian terrace that integrates seamlessly with its leafy and tightly held East Melbourne surrounds. Here, a home equipped with everything required for comfortable, enduring liveability also provides the opportunity for further enhancements in the future.

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3 Mawson Street Kew An exclusive Sackville Ward cul-de-sac reveals the rarest of openings with this established family residence that presents instant comfort and coveted inspiration for grand future plans on a 758 sqm allotment (approx.) with excellent rear ROW. This previously-renovated 1920s home with potential to further update delivers family-friendly, indoor-outdoor living and sought-after scope to start again with a substantial new luxury residence (STCA). Enviably located near leading schools, Burke and Cotham Road trams, Camberwell Junction and parks; includes 4 bedrooms (ensuite), study, sitting/dining, family room, lounge, updated kitchen, 3.5 bathrooms, pool, terrace, deck and carport.

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6 Kalimna Street Balwyn A masterpiece of contemporary architectural excellence, this magnificent new French Provincial-style residence offers unsurpassed family luxury spanning 70 squares of grand modern space. State-of-the-art in the Balwyn High School zone near private schools, Whitehorse Road shops and cafes, trams and parks; features 5-person lift, spectacular entrance, 5 luxurious bedrooms (main; sitting room, dressing room, ensuite), study, retreat, sitting and dining rooms (HeatnGlo), vast family zone, Carrara marble Miele kitchen (butler´s pantry), 4 bathrooms, home cinema, cellar, stunning deck, self-cleaning pool, heating/cooling, alarm/CCTV and 5/6-car garage.

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7 Rochester Road Canterbury Sitting proud with great architectural impact, this 5 bedroom/3 bathroom 1920´s home is an impressive example of high Art Deco Prairie School architecture designed from the office of Walter Burley Griffin. Meticulous craftsmanship is showcased throughout 3 superb reception rooms (including Frank Lloyd Wright inspired ballroom), study, stylish Euro/stone kitchen/meals and familyroom. Enjoy or capitalize on dual access and convert back to a luxurious duplex (STCA). Handy to Maling Rd, train, tram and fine schools.

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80A Mathoura Road Toorak One of only three, enjoying an effervescent inner-city lifestyle, just paces from Toorak and Hawksburn Village’s high-end shopping, deluxe eateries and convenient transport, this elegant two-bedroom home in a secure top-floor position provides light-filled, spacious proportions with leafy vistas. Scattered with Herringbone parquetry, ornate ceilings and a delightful decorative fireplace, the home exudes space and charm, easily entertaining the masses with generous lounge and dining rooms and a stunning Smeg/Miele kitchen. Complete with European laundry, sparkling bathroom and prized carport accommodation, in a tranquil location second to none.

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AUCTION Saturday 24th February at 11.30am (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Wednesday 6.00-6.30pm, Thursday & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm Anne Mackie Kinder 0417 034 212 | Glen Coutinho 0409 779 399 112

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24 Turner Street Malvern East Beautifully presented solid brick Edwardian home on a generous 839m2 allotment showcasing six bedroom four bathroom accommodation with multiple formal and informal living domains, rich period detail, high ceilings and an abundance of natural light, superbly positioned in a fabulous tree lined street in the heart of the coveted Gascoigne Estate. Featuring Gaggenau equipped kitchen, huge open plan living room, billiard/recreation/ home theatre room opening onto north oriented indoor/outdoor entertaining area and heated in ground pool. An exhaustive list of extras includes poolside bathroom, fully equipped laundry, CBUS home automation and surround sound, attic and roof line storage, sub floor bathroom heating, zoned ducted heating and cooling, ducted vacuum, 700 bottle wine cellar, alarmed security, remote double garage and additional OSP.

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AUCTION Saturday 3rd March at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Wednesday & Saturday 1.00-1.30pm James Paull 0430 338 348 | Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 t h e w e e k ly r e v i e w

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25 Barina Road Glen Iris Superb brick family residence on generous 715m2 allotment offering 4 bedroom 3 bathroom accommodation with abundant natural light from the preferred north westerly rear orientation, positioned in a magnificent tree lined street close to local cafes, parklands, Glen Iris Primary, Glen Iris Station and High St trams. Featuring elegant sitting and dining rooms, granite kitchen adjoining informal living spaces leading to alfresco deck created for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Additional features include downstairs bathroom, air conditioning, remote double garage and secure off street parking. This impeccably presented family home is ready to move into today whilst providing scope for extension in the future.

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AUCTION Saturday 24th February at 12.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Wednesday 2.00-2.30pm & Saturday 3.00-3.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | Justine Harris 0407 332 618 114

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PENTHOUSE

7/347 Glenferrie Road Malvern An elegant, luxurious and expansive north orientated single level Penthouse enjoying spectacular panoramic views across to the Dandenong Ranges offering three spacious bedrooms with huge open plan living area featuring marble framed gas fire place, generous terrace and two secure car spaces plus storage room. This impeccable just completed residence reflects the flawless quality that has become synonymous with RK Developers, featuring magnificent entry foyer with keyless security access, high ceilings, generous room sizes, European Oak floors, spectacular Miele equipped kitchen including double oven, induction cook top, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, two fully tiled bathrooms, double glazing throughout, motorised window blinds, heating and cooling.

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AUCTION Saturday 24th February at 1.30pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Wednesday 12.00-12.30pm & Saturday1.00-1.30pm Mark Wridgway 0419 510 777 | Justine Harris 0407 332 618 t h e w e e k ly r e v i e w

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29 Dominic Street Camberwell Located in this exclusive and tightly held tree-lined street and capitalise on its prized Middle Camberwell location, this solid brick single level family residence has been meticulously renovated and extended with leadlight windows, open fireplaces, ornate ceilings and a spectacular in ground pool on a generous allotment of 788m2. Additional features include 4 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms and external shower, powder room, heating/cooling, off street parking and water tanks. Only a short stroll to Riversdale Road trams, shops, Highfield Park and enviably close to an array of both public and private schools.

29dominicstreet-camberwell.com AUCTION Saturday 17th February at 11.00am (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Thursday & Saturday 11.00-11.30am Helena Chow 0407 226 828 Tim Wilson 0419 726 769

APPROVED PLANS AND PERMIT

62 Kooyong Road Armadale Prime development site of 697m2 approx with approved plans and permits for 7 contemporary 2 and 3 bedroom apartments including a magnificent whole floor penthouse. Each luxury abode showcases bright, spacious living areas and generous private outdoor entertaining zones. Alternatively renovate the existing solid brick 4-5 bedroom 1920s home or build your dream house in one of Melbourne’s premier suburbs, superbly located walking distance to High Streets famous cafes and restaurants, Armadale station, Union Street Park, Malvern tennis centre and elite private schools.

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4/57 Hartwood Street Kew East Generously-proportioned, this beautifully updated villa unit at the rear of only four is a stand-out in the leafy streets of Kew East. Gleaming polished hardwood floors and filled with natural light, this home easily transforms from comfortable daily living to friendly celebrations through its generous living/ dining, fully-appointed gloss kitchen, two large robed bedrooms, and updated family bathroom. Surrounded by parklands and walking trails, within easy access to the Eastern freeway, elite private schools and renowned Kew and Camberwell Junctions.

rtedgar.com.au AUCTION Saturday 24th February at 2:30pm (Unless Sold Prior) VIEW Thursday & Saturday 1.30-2.00pm Rachael Fabbro 0412 547 690 Lei Xu 0419 128 830

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One of the final renovation frontiers in Malvern, this handsome tuck-pointed red brick period three-bedroom residence with off-street parking is waiting in the wings for revival in a prestige location close to Glenferrie Road’s shops and cafÊs, schools, Malvern Gardens and transport. Set on 319sqm (approx.) with a northern rear aspect, the home retains extensive period detail including 12ft ceilings. Auction Sat 24 February 11.30am

Inspect Thurs 12-12.30pm Sat as advertised

Contact Andrew James 0411 420 788 Walter Summons 0438 576 233

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Exquisitely renovated & functional, this double-fronted three-bedroom, two-bathroom Victorian residence is a home for all seasons in the heart of Beatty Avenue Village. With a flair for the bespoke & extended by a beautiful west-facing entertaining courtyard framed with espalier citrus, this cosmopolitan home is as vibrant as its location close to trams, trains, boutiques & shops, Hawksburn Village, cafĂŠs & schools. Inspect Wed 12.45-1.15pm Sat as advertised

Auction Sat 17 February 1.30pm

Contact Andrew James 0411 420 788 Eloise Manion 0403 065 431

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This dynamic double-fronted three-bedroom, twobathroom north-facing Victorian residence with off-street parking has been masterfully remodelled for modern living in exclusive quarters moments from Hawksburn Village. Supremely spacious & brilliantly executed, a beautiful landscaped north-facing courtyard frames sophisticated living & dining zones & a granite & Ilve kitchen complemented by marble flooring. Auction Sat 17 February 12.30pm

Inspect Thurs 6-6.30pm Sat as advertised

Contact Andrew James 0411 420 788 Walter Summons 0438 576 233

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A classic location surrounded by beautiful parklands sets the backdrop for this stunning home that delivers innovation and attention to detail at every turn. Immaculately landscaped gardens give way to an impressive façade, which, through the stylish entry hall, opens into a world of luxury, cleverly designed to maximise the sense of space and provide zoned living for the whole family. Designed by the owners themselves, no aspect has been ignored in this lifestyle statement.

Auction Saturday 24th Feb 2.00pm Inspect Wednesday 12.00 – 12.30pm Thursday 6.00 – 6.30pm Saturday 1.00 – 1.30pm Contact Tony Doh 0419 316 676 Karl Fitch 0418 371 343 Steve Burke 0448 331 653 T H E W E E K LY R E V I E W

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Flinders | 14 Bass Street Akehurst Brilliance in Flinders Heartland ‘Meroo’ | This striking as new luxury home on a level 3/4 allotment is a timeless five bedroom, four bathroom masterpiece boasting ocean views across to Phillip Island. Only eighteen months old, Stephen Akehurst has created one of the area’s finest homes in the Flinders dress circle, a short walk to the village, golf course and water’s edge. As expected of this decorated designer the unmistakeable detailing and architectural elements include intricate roof lines, window shutters, timeless timber panelling, artisan cabinetry and beautiful stone finishes. The two-storey residence offers the very best of Hampton’s style living with quality workmanship and attention to detail second to none by respected local builder G.E.M Taylor. Thoughtful incorporation of the latest building materials and appointments ensure both sustainability and low-maintenance for future generations in this premier seaside location. Providing splendid living over two levels, the convenience of an elevator allows effortless transition between the magnificent garden living zone on the ground floor and the spectacular upper level balconied showpiece overlooking the sparkling fully tiled pool and capturing dynamic ocean views. Land size: 2,760 sqm (approx.).

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Private Sale View

By Appointment Only

Contact

Rob Curtain 0418 310 870

Office

03 5989 0966

E-mail

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Website

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SIMPLICITY IS THE ULTIMATE SOPHISTICATION

Artist impressions.

312 BEACONSFIELD PARADE MIDDLE PARK Espace is a collection of bespoke residences with unsurpassed views from the beach to the city. Inside natural materials, premium residence by the sea. Chic. Simple. This iconic beachfront setting is nestled amongst Australia’s most visited and loved precincts, just minutes from the CBD. Everything you love about life is within an easy walk, ride, paddle, sail, scooter, train or tram ride. Civilised.

LUXURY RESIDENCES FROM $1.75M

Unsurpassed views of the bay and city 2-4 bedrooms & 2-3 bathrooms 2-4 car secure basement parking Gaggenau appliances

VIP PRIORITY REGISTRATION espaceresidences.com.au Sarah Case 0439 431 020 sarah.case@msir.com.au Michelle Knobel 0416 405 666 michelle@theedgegroup.com.au

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THE HOME DIRECTORY

SUMMER 2018

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS

BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS

DECKING

Concept Bathroom Solutions

GIA Bathrooms and Kitchens Specialist

Deckseal Revival Pty Ltd Melbourne’s

Offering the highest quality workmanship and experienced technicians, Alpha Air ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Offering installation and maintenance of split systems, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted split refrigeration and evaporative cooling. Contact the friendly team for advice and a free consultation. Ph: 9580 3983

Specialising in bathroom renovations,

design and renovation company,

deck care and maintenance

providing peace of mind that one

professionals. Residential and

company will manage all aspects of

Commercial: Deck sanding, cleaning

your renovation process. Complete start

and sealing. Concrete & paving cleaning

deliver only the very best standard of

to finish service, with guaranteed start

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workmanship and Melbourne’s Highest

and finish dates. Call now to book an in

Quality bathrooms. Contact their father

home consultation or visit our website

and son team for professional advice

for further information. 819A Nepean

HEATING AND COOLING Alpha Air Heating & Cooling

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TREE SERVICES Assured Tree Care Pty Ltd

We take pride in giving our clients the best level of professional Arboricultural services to meet their needs. We have a holistic approach to the value and care of trees and their addition to the landscape. We are experienced, qualified and insured arborists. Contact us for a free quote. Contact: Russell 0411 257 793.

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BATHROOMS AND KITCHENS GIA Bathrooms and Kitchens

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PAINTING Matt’s Painting and Decorating

Personalised, highly efficient and motivated team. Free quotes, prompt service and high quality paint finish. Period to contemporary. Experienced porters paint applicator and specialist in wallpaper hanging. We don’t just paint, we create. Contact: Matt 0418 384 620

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DECKING Deckseal Revival Pty Ltd

Concept Bathroom Solutions is a family owned and operated business. Offering a keen eye for detail as well as experience, Concept Bathroom Solutions aims to

and to discuss your needs.

renovations and remodelling to plumbing

electrical installations: Extensions/ Refurbishments, Stove/Oven/Hot

BLINDS

and electrical, plastering, waterproofing

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and tiling. Contact us 24 hours, 7 days

blinds and Timber Plantation Shutters at

a week and we will happily assist. Call

Melbourne’s best prices. Specialising in

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Holland Blinds, Sun Screens, Awnings,

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Smarter Bathrooms Escape to a

FENCING

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Websters Fencing Registered building

beautiful bathroom with a complete

practitioner. Building quality fences

design, build and project management

Bracken Blinds & Shutters Specialises

from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom

in designing quality window coverings

renovator. Guaranteed start and finish

for the home, office or builders/

tailored and reliable service, with

architects on time and within budget.

the experience to ensure quality and

Showroom:

longevity of your fence. We specialise

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in boundary fencing. Please call Les

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us come to you.

Webster between 7am and 7pm for a

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quote.

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Mobile: 0417 356 608

dates or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838

TREE DOCTOR

SECURITY PRODUCTS CRIMSAFE

Frank Duke

Protect your Home and Family. Hi-Light Group, Melbourne’s premier manufacturer and installer of CRIMSAFE Security Products. Doors - Windows Enclosures. See showroom 655 Burwood Road East Hawthorn.

Total tree care, including reshaping or removals. Third generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete customer satisfaction with individual assessment

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Escape to a beautiful bathroom with a complete design, build and project management from Melbourne’s smartest bathroom renovator. Guaranteed start and finish dates or we pay you. Call now for an award winning interior designer to visit you. Contact: 1300 662 838 Showroom 77 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne

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House Rewires, TV/Phone/Data, Safety

Contact: 9818 1133.

Contact: Paul 9509 4768

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Water Repair, Switchboard upgrades,

Venetians, Romans and Curtains.

Free Measure and Quote. Contact: 9808 9559

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J.L Hutt Electrical Specialising in all

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Premier Bathrooms We do it all, from

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ELECTRICAL SERVICES

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BATHROOMS

Melbourne’s deck care & maintenance professionals. Residential and Commercial: Deck Sanding, cleaning & sealing. Concrete & paving cleaning and sealing. Delivering a beautiful and long lasting deck surface. Contact: Brian 0410 537 164.

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long lasting deck surface.

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THE HOME DIRECTORY

SUMMER 2018

HANDYMAN

SECURITY PRODUCTS

TREE DOCTOR

Chuck Lau Home Improvements

Crimsafe: Protect your Home and

Frank Duke Total tree care, including

Handyman, small job specialist, all maintenance, defects and repairs works, minor construction and demolition, kitchen/bathroom refurnish refit works, plaster restoration, tiling, carpentry, painting, grouting, accredited waterproofing. Expert troubleshooting. Contact: Chuck 0438 702 988

Family. Hi-light Group, Melbourne’s premier manufacturer and installer of CRIMSAFE security products. Doors-

BLINDS

reshaping or removals. Third-generation owner, 56 years experience. Complete

windows-Enclosures. See showroom

customer satisfaction with individual

655 Burwood Road East Hawthorn. Free

assessment.

measure and quote.

Contact: Paul 9509 4768

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Alpha Air Offering the highest quality workmanship and experienced technicians, Alpha Air ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Offering installation and maintenance of slit systems, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, ducted split refrigeration and evaporative cooling. Contact the friendly team for advice and a free consultation. Contact: 9580 3983 www.alpha-air.com.au

WINDOW REPLACEMENTS

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Windows 1 We specialise in the supply

SHUTTERS A/P Shutters & Blinds Highest

and installation of replacement windows

quality Timber Plantation Shutters at

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Our staff are fully qualified ensuring

Also specialising in all other window furnishings including Awnings and Roller Blinds.

Next Home Furnishings Visit our large showroom & discover 1000’s of metres of beautiful fabrics. Purchase by the metre or order in any brand. DIY, custom made window furnishings / cushions, upholstery service. Free measure and quote. 1346 Toorak Road Camberwell Contact: 9889 2213. www.nextfurnishings.com.au

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TREE CARE

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Assured Tree Care Pty Ltd We take

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Contact: Brett Smyk 0409 870 016

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.

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A/P Shutters & Blinds

Bracken Blinds specialises in designing quality window coverings for the home, office or builders/architects on time and within budget. Visit us at our showroom or let us come to you. Contact: 1300 884 838 or (03) 9882 3332 391 Camberwell Road, Camberwell

glazing, sashcords, rot repair and

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SHUTTERS

Registered Building Practitioner Building quality timber fences in Stonnington and Boroondara since 1982. Websters Fencing provides a tailored and reliable service, with the experience to ensure quality and longevity of your fence. We specialise in boundary fencing. Please call Les Webster between 7.00am and 7.00pm for a quote: Mob: 0417 356 608

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WINDOW REPLACEMENTS Windows 1

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