Melfort’s original residence is set to be gloriously restored under the eye of Conrad Architects, alongside four sophisticated, contemporary townhomes at the heart of Hawthorn.
The suburb’s heritage is wonderfully intertwined with contemporary design for this project, which is carefully considered to withstand the test of time.
Inspired by the robust natural materials used on European architecture, Melfort is specifically built to maintain its inherent beauty and quality for years to come.
Having been opened in 1935, Melfort’s original residence provided the architecture and interior design teams with incredible creative inspiration. The results epitomise Conrad Architects’ commitment to delivering this distinctive and timeless design that responds to contemporary and long-lasting living.
The home has not been completely redesigned, but cleverly considered elements have been implemented to champion its existing being.
A Georgian-style exterior of beautiful symmetry welcomes residents before a grand front door opens to reveal a stunningly maintained home, that seamlessly mirrors the exterior façade.
An abundance of light greets all who enter, exposing bright, glorious and grand surroundings. European oak floorboards are felt underfoot and fill the vast, open living and kitchen spaces.
The kitchen is designed to provide culinary inspiration, with the use of Carrara marble benchtops, and cleverly concealed storage spaces and butlers pantry. All of these features allow for an easily maintained front kitchen area.
Up a wonderfully crafted staircase are the impeccably designed bedrooms, perfectly suited to provide a luxurious retreat from the modern day. A stunning master bathroom reveals a freestanding bath and Carrara marble flooring to allow for moments of total relaxation. Meanwhile, master ensuites feature a double vanity, grand shower, and freestanding bath — beautiful settings of elegant proportions.
The townhomes are equally as considered and lavish. Confident and sophisticated architecture of robust and linear nature surrounds the exterior façades. Inside, strong architecture softens into European inspired timeless, light-filled interiors that portray a natural palette to allow residents to incorporate their own preferences into the home.
Melfort’s residences are specifically designed to adapt to the different seasons and even different times of the day. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an abundance of light to enter the generous interiors, while at night, enjoy a warm fireplace beneath a custom mantelpiece.
This sprawling living area seamlessly extends to the outdoor terraces, where leafy retreats, designed by sought-after landscape designer Jack Marlo, await. These green, contemporary settings make for ideal places to entertain guests or enjoy a glass of your favourite wine at the end of the day.
Back inside, like Melfort’s main residence, the kitchens are complemented by Carrara marble benchtops and splashbacks. This aesthetic unity, along with intuitive design features, including a built-in bar cabinet and additional storage cupboards, produces a culinary ease to the space. For those who want an elevated dining experience, each resident will be able to discover a rooftop terrace area.
Luxury master suites wonderfully integrate crafted robes and private ensuites to ingeniously make use of the available space, while maintaining a hotel-like experience.
Right on Melfort’s doorstep is the tree-topped streets of Hawthorn — a place that brings together the elements that contributed to Melbourne being awarded the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ seven years in a row.
Discover areas of invigorating green expanses in the form of natural havens and recreational reserves. Encompassing the residences are parks aplenty, from the ovals of Sir Zelman Cowen Park, the lawns of MCC Bowls, to the historic St James and Grace parks, that proudly preserve Hawthorn’s heritage in the most beautiful ways possible.
For a more active lifestyle, the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club has you covered. For over 100 years, the club has provided a first-class standard of sporting amenity to Melbourne — and continues to do so now. Compromising of a variety of court surfaces, the clubhouse also features a fully-equipped gym, lap pool, and sauna, allowing members to feel at home on and off the court.
For some post-match rejuvenation, Hawthorn is full of quality restaurants, cafés, and bars. Grab a baguette and brioche from Gontran Cherrier in the morning before enjoying lunch or dinner at a host of Italian culinary destinations such as Osteria 20, Vaporetto, and Rococo.
Come home to a place that beautifully mirrors its leafy and heritage surroundings – a residence that is both timeless and luxurious.
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