Apartments with kitchens inspired by Vue de monde

8 years ago
5 minutes

Luxury living has reached a new pinnacle at ‘Vanguard’ in Malvern, where Master Melbourne chef and internationally acclaimed culinary genius, Shannon Bennett has collaborated with the developer, Bensons Property Group, to design the stunning kitchens in these decadent apartments.

Located in what is one of Melbourne’s most discerning inner suburbs where the median house price currently sits above $2 million, apartments at Vanguard start from just $450,000, presenting a rare opportunity to enjoy the same enviable postcode and level of amenity for a more attainable price.

Tapping into the sustained demand for premium apartments that follow the form and functionality of a freestanding home, Vanguard’s latest release also includes an exclusive collection of decadent ‘Skyhomes’. Delivering an air of sophistication more akin to that of a multi-million-dollar, traditional home, these lavish residences feature a bespoke colour scheme, impeccable finishes, extra living space and superior city views.

Vanguard’s residences boast premium local and imported stone and timber throughout, whilst bathrooms are designed with cool sophistication, featuring double showers and separate baths.

This impeccable attention to detail is amplified in the dining areas, where Shannon Bennett’s signature kitchen design comes to the fore.

Proving that the kitchen is still the heart of any home, freestanding or otherwise, Shannon has drawn upon his extensive experience in commercial kitchens and transposed it for a multi-residential environment.

Considered and practical, his vision for the kitchens at Vanguard include stone benchtops, integrated Miele appliances, plenty of storage and room to ensure cooking is an enjoyable, social experience rather than one born out of mere necessity.

“We’ve made some really beautiful decisions on our finishes, which align with our ‘less is more’ philosophy and have secured a suite of Miele appliances to be featured throughout Vanguard,” says Bennett.

With such an inspiring space and premium equipment, selected by one of Australia’s leading chefs, everything is in place to make nightly meals a truly gourmet experience.

“The art of these kitchens is in the hidden detail. The seamless integration of appliances and the intuitive layout of these spaces means a lower-maintenance lifestyle of convenience and ease - and that is what really sets Vanguard apart,” adds Bennett.

The kitchens of the Vanguard Skyhome collection impress even more with house-sized kitchens that include an electric oven, bentchtop steam oven, two-zone induction cooktop, induction wok cooktop, integrated dishwashing, refrigeration and freezer units, concealed rangehood vented externally, 14cm tall gourmet warmer drawers, detailed cabinetry and an additional wine conditioning unit, which was developed in conjunction with Yarra Valley winery, Levantine Hill.

Not only has Shannon designed the kitchens throughout each apartment, he has also lent his culinary knowledge to crafting the kitchen in Vanguard’s VIP Dining Room, equipping it with everything necessary to prepare the perfect dinner party.

Missed our interview with Shannon Bennett, find it here.

The shared experience continues with a host of impressive communal amenity such as a state-of-the- art gymnasium, beautifully appointed spa, sauna and sundeck, executive lounge, media room, fully-

landscaped north-facing terrace on Level Four with barbecue and dining facilities as well as concierge service, all dedicated to resident indulgence.

Boasting architectural and interior design by the internationally renowned practice, Fender Katsalidis, Vanguard will cater to the discerning tastes of the local owner-occupier market, which, according to sales agent, Marshall White, is expressing an insatiable desire for high-end, large-scale apartments.

"Vanguard is more than an apartment building. It’s really a large-scale urban sculpture. It’s a home for people who appreciate design,” says Marshall White Projects Director, Leonard Teplin.

“The residences at Vanguard have all been designed for contemporary comfort on a human scale, with a very large selection of north-facing apartments that offer generous, light-filled spaces with sweeping views of Melbourne,” says Teplin.

“The site’s prominent location on a sweeping curve in Dandenong Road called for a landmark building. The result is an iconic, towering form that both respects its place on the road and delivers a level of sophistication that extends to the individual residences itself,” says Bensons Property Group Managing Director, Rick Curtis.

“Ideally positioned just beyond the CBD, Vanguard offers an affordable entry into one of Melbourne’s most affluent neighbourhoods, which continues to increase in value due to its proximity to some of Melbourne’s most prestigious schools, leading learning institutions, parks, eateries and shopping strips,” adds Rick.

With a huge variety of flexible floorplans and an unparalleled level of craftsmanship, Vanguard appeals to a range of purchasers, each looking for a home that can adapt to their individual lifestyle.

To view the display suite, located 2-4 John Street, Malvern East, or to register your interest please contact Leonard Teplin from Marshall White here.