Fawkner House has been awarded the winner of the coveted ‘Best Residential Development at the 2020-2021 Asia Pacific International Property Awards and shortlisted at the World Interiors News Award for ‘Best Residential Development’. The award and industry accolades come as no surprise for the project which is a collaboration between Beulah, Rob Mills and Paul Bangay.
The immaculately designed Fawkner House is nestled between Walsh and Marne Streets, comfortably at home amongst grand mansions and other exquisitely designed luxury homes. Construction has commenced on this project in line with the scheduled June 2021 completion date - offering purchasers an added layer of certainty and assurance of a timely settlement.
Perched atop the crest of a hill, Fawkner House is not only striking from the streetscape but also oriented to maximise natural lighting and brilliant views across Fawkner Park, South Yarra and towards the glimmering lights of Chapel Street. At the epicentre of the prestigious Domain Precinct, Fawkner House enjoys proximity to Royal Botanical Gardens, The Tan, Melbourne city and the NGV.
Adelene Teh, Executive Director at Beulah speaks of the prime location; “we recognised the highly sought after location in the prestigious South Yarra and Domain Precinct, and looked to deliver a building like no other to truly set a benchmark for luxury living in Melbourne.” Fawkner House is designed to reflect the longstanding prestige of the highly sought after locale; complementing it with a beautifully contrasted and striking design.
Rob Mills explains, “in its facade on this prominent strip of Toorak Road, the design is bold, proud, interesting, progressive and an organic balance of architecture and landscape. It’s different to its neighbours, but its difference is the reason it can sit comfortably as part of the streetscape. The architecture does not try to relate in form or style. It is, in its very essence, an original.”
As with the facade, the interiors at Fawkner House have been crafted with legacy in mind. Each of the nine large-scale apartments has been thoughtfully oriented to maximise the vista - the commanding views offering a beautiful and ever-changing backdrop to compliment the Rob Mills design.
Past the floor to ceiling front door, residents are welcomed into the gallery inspired entry. With 3 meter floor to ceiling doors and hallways up to 2.7 meters wide, the opulent arrival experience will allow visitors to view collected artworks within a grand scale rarely found in residential developments. Rob explains the design intent; “we want[ed] people to be able to bring their own personality to this space, and not be restricted by an overbearing or dictated sense of style. Whether it’s contemporary sculptures or antique furniture, the interiors are designed to naturally showcase the art and design of residents with respect.”
In line with the elegance and design simplicity of the gallery space, the rest of the apartments utilise elements that further enhance the homes’ sense of grandiosity and timeless elegance. Curved internal walls, an open fireplace and natural stone elevate the structural design while the decision to integrate Gaggenau and Miele appliances throughout ensure both style and longevity.