Construction commenced on ultra-luxury Abode Malvern apartments

Market Insights
1 year ago
4 minutes

Abode is the vision of Pearl Development Group, DKO Architecture, and landscape architect Jack Merlo. This project represents a refined, modernist take on neoclassical architecture.

Having officially commenced construction with the builders at Samssons Projects, Abode Malvern purchasers can now access maximum stamp duty savings for a limited time only. 

A world-class collaboration

Abode Malvern kitchen. Image courtesy of Meadows Property Group. 

Pearl Development Group’s background is in heritage restoration and exceptional quality developments. Having been behind iconic projects such as the Navarino Sorrento mansion, Pearl has a strong track record in harmonising functionality with luxury and creating setting-sensitive residences.

DKO Architecture has asserted itself as a leading design practice across the Asia Pacific. Pivoting to the challenges of the contemporary design landscape, DKO won both the Sustainable Architecture and People’s Choice award categories at the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards. DKO also won the 2020 Banksia Award with Breathe Architecture and Oculus Landscape Architecture for the landmark Arkadia project in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria.

Jack Merlo is one of the most in-demand high-end landscape architects in Australia, having won the Gold Medal at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show on multiple occasions and the Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London. Merlo is deeply attuned to the climate nuances of the Malvern area, already boasting a prolific body of work throughout the City of Stonnington. 

Samssons Projects are specialists in medium-density residential and commercial construction, having won the Master Builders Victoria MBAV Best Multi-Unit Development (four to twelve units category) and the HIA Victorian Apartment Complex up to $20 million category.

Awe-inspiring designs with sophisticated inclusions 

Abode Malvern kitchen with wine fridge and outdoor balcony. Image courtesy of Meadows Property Group. 

Abode Malvern is a low-density building comprising an exclusive collection of fourteen apartments with large open-plan layouts. Most of these new residences comprise three bedrooms, with house-sized proportions of up to 205 sqm in internal areas. 

Abode apartments explore a pared-back palette that showcases the quality of finishes and fittings. Each apartment features bespoke angles expressed through glazing variations, making for distinctly dynamic structures that welcome a bounty of natural light and capture skyline outlooks.

The penthouse’s kitchen includes a natural stone benchtop, integrated wine storage, and a large butler’s pantry. The ensuite bathroom here boasts natural stone materiality and a freestanding bathtub. 

Landscaping with lasting appeal

Outdoor area at Abode Malvern with landscaping by Jack Merlo. Image courtesy of Meadows Property Group. 

Abode Malvern fosters a strong sense of spatial continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Ground floor Abode Malvern apartments each include a large private courtyard garden, whilst upper-level apartments enjoy lush over-sized private terraces. 

Jack Merlo has optimised privacy and a sense of sanctuary in each outdoor space at Abode, with extensive evergreen screening, ornamental trees that evolve seasonally, and layered ground covers and shrubs that have been purposefully selected for their foliage and flowering patterns. 

These are meticulously curated landscapes that consolidate the elegant inner-city flair initiated by the building’s refined structure and interiors.

Prime positioning surrounded by village-style charm

Interior and exterior spaces at Abode Malvern. Image courtesy of Meadows Property Group. 

Abode Malvern occupies a prime 1269 High Street Malvern location. The popular High Street and Glenferrie Road shopping strips are nearby, as is the cherished Kings Arcade. 

The local green spaces near Abode Malvern residents are some of Melbourne’s finest, including the Malvern Public Gardens, Central Park, and the Union Street Gardens. Schools like De La Salle College and Lauriston Girls School are nearby, and a suite of cafes and culinary options are available along Malvern Road. The area is much-loved for its village-style charm and its convenient location, just seven kilometres from Melbourne CBD. 

There are many public transport options just a stone’s throw from Abode Melbourne. Take the train to the CBD from the nearby Armadale Train Station, or hop on the number 16 or 6 tram.   

Construction is currently underway on this project, with completion expected at the end of 2023. With a seasoned team of industry acclaimed professionals behind the project, Abode Malvern is an unmissable opportunity to secure your brand new home. 

For more news, market insights, and lifestyle, click here.

Header image courtesy of Meadows Property Group.