By Christy Collins

Edited by Veronica Sullivan

Instantly impressive from the very first step, this freestanding single-fronted Victorian features an expansive kitchen, entertaining space for children and pets. with private remote garage for one of south-

eastern Melbourne’s most thriving locations Elevated setting allows for alfresco relaxing in large floor-to-ceiling cupboards and built-in sunshine creates a sense of tranquility with private outlooks. Chapel

Street’s vibe adds to the appeal of the deep sun-drenched west-facing rear with this immaculately presented single-fronted cottage enhanced by textured wallpaper and gas fireplace shaded by

glorious peach tree. Nestled behind the hustle and bustle of Carlisle Street, this freestanding Renovated kitchen with floating separate toilet and one car space is Mere metres from the café capital of

Melbourne and all the action of Savouring a kitchenette with electric facilities, if the quiet corner apartment with only one common wall is not prize enough, the location is Eminently liveable with residences

of authentic character perfectly at home in Balaclava and excellent scope for future extension, state-of-the-art renovation or equally tantalizing potential Bedrooms privately set to opposite ends of

Balaclava’s best cafés, wine bars and restaurants Sublime loft style apartment brings a touch of Manhattan styling to funky Balaclava. This triple-level enviable lifestyle welcomes the morning sun and

allows you to jump the “update or renovate” queue – perfect for busy couples – Steps to local kinder, Blencowes Milk Bar and Greeted by this magnificent Victorian Mansion facade, this first-floor

2-bedroom apartment is Solid Brick, Superb Scope, Supreme Location, stylish, sultry and sophisticated. almost anything you could wish for. open fire places, ornate ceiling roses, Provincial kitchen

with dishwasher, bay and stained-glass windows Traditional lace and arched entrance hall Kitchen (eating bar and gas stove) Car space on Raised timber decking provides lovely views overlooking the Orange

Grove parquetry, Euro laundry, security entry, freshly polished Bamboo floors. Miele appliances and Brodware taps – perfect for those sunny afternoons! Further complemented by double-glazed

windows, Real Oak flooring and immediate proximity to highly sought-after Trams also pass your diverse selection of eateries, wine bars, delis, eclectic shops and produce stores, sensational parklands,

shopping and award-winning Freshly re-grouted bathroom with space for washer and drier in tightly held wool blend carpets, are all within perfect backdrop to a lifestyle of leisure & pleasure. far

enough back to be a quiet sanctuary with all the city conveniences at your fingertips this outstanding home is 1 Impressively appointed, impeccably finished welcome inclusion in any blue-chip investment

portfolio. a host of public transport to get you to the city or beach has a lot to offer including privacy. This affordable apartment is ready for you to make your own split-system opportunity where

timeless charm and future potential combine with an irresistible location and bookshelves either side of an open fireplace (ornamental). This room can be closed off from the rest of

Balaclava’s most desirable addresses, this is unbeatable lifestyle living! short stroll to organic grocers makes Carlisle Street such a vibrant local hub. get started on enjoying your new-found

independence or rich investment rewards Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well, it is! Be quick. this very affordable opportunity won’t last long!





Christy Collins’ novella The End of Seeing was one of the winners of the Viva La Novella Prize 2015 and was shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award. She was an Asialink Artist in Residence in Sapporo Japan in 2017 and recently completed a PhD at the University of Tasmania.