Peter Gibson has established a strong reputation for himself and his company, Gibson Developments. He is well known for producing high-quality projects across premium suburbs in Melbourne’s east and now, fresh off the success of The Hawksburn in South Yarra, Peter, his son Christo and the rest of the expert team from Gibson Developments are bringing The Maitland to Glen Iris.
Comprising a collection of just 20 bespoke residences, these refined 2 and 3 bedroom homes have been carefully crafted by Bruce Henderson Architects and Jack Merlo Design & Landscape. Together with Gibson Developments, this distinguished team has delivered homes made for those who seek to live a luxurious lifestyle.
Sensitively designed to complement the heritage of the area, the building’s façade is a juxtaposition of warm whites and charcoal grey steel. Oriented towards the north, terraces and walls of glass allow sunlight to spill into each home through the striking series of architectural blades.
Jack Merlo has crafted a unique and evolving landscape for The Maitland, with natural plants and materials acting as an extension of the built environment. Limestone and flamed granite provide sustainable touches of beauty while the vine-covered pergolas are the perfect place to enjoy an afternoon get-together with friends and family.
Inside, discerning residents will appreciate the generous open plan living areas where warm white walls are complemented by darker accents such as cool stone and rich oak. Deliberately designed with downsizers in mind, these spaces include ample shelving and storage so there’s no reason to give up precious possessions when moving in.
The luxuriously appointed kitchens are an entertainer’s dream. Large stone island benches offer plenty of prep space while clever ergonomics and storage ensure that cooking and sharing meals are effortless.
At the end of a busy day, residents can repose in the elegant bedrooms where walk-in robes lead to ensuites with custom-designed vanities which can only be found at The Maitland.
Glen Iris is known for its well-established collection of beloved providores, cafés, and restaurants and this is all just a short walk from The Maitland’s doorstep. The local streets are lined with everything from wine stores offering local tastings to longstanding bakeries renowned for handmade confections.
Malvern Gardens is just a 15-minute walk away. Alternately, the nearby Gardiner Creek Trail provides a picturesque setting for a weekend bike ride. And, thanks to its prominent location on Malvern Road, The Maitland places residents within convenient access of frequently running trams, trains and buses so exploring the neighbouring suburbs and travelling to the city is an easy affair.