Experience a sense of privacy, seclusion and retreat at Hurstmon - a hidden gem within the streets of Malvern East.

Market Insights
3 years ago
2 minutes

Within the prized inner-eastern locale of Malvern East, Hurstmon is a residential development reaching for new heights. Despite the showcase facade, luxurious interior design, a curated materiality and bespoke landscaping, Hurstmon stands out from other high-end developments by successfully conveying intimacy and warmth reminiscent of typical small-scale residential designs. 

Tim Clarke, Director of Telha Clarke Architecture and Design, speaks of the development’s impact on its leafy neighbourhood; “Hurstmon is an oasis. It sits in a beautiful street which has this really small, sensitive scale to it. Then, when you come around to Hurstmon itself, there’s this hidden gem quality where it pops out like an oasis - that has been really exciting to design.”


Harriet Fell, Associate at Telha Clarke Architecture and Design describes the driving design intent; “Hurstmon is a unique project because we really emphasised the idea of coming home and that is followed through from the architecture to the interior design. The timber floorboards are a warm, rich and tactile tone. The generous proportions of these homes have really allowed for us to let the volume speak for themselves.”


The facade is marked by distinct vertical columns of rammed earth. The centuries-old construction technique has been given a contemporary aesthetic appeal by the architects at Telha Clarke - it now works to visually break up the facade while bringing tonal variation to the exterior. 

Every aspect of Hurstmon has been meticulously designed with intent to resonate with residents. Tim comments, “I think we’ve brought warmth and materiality to the architecture. There’s the rammed earth and also the smaller details.” 

“The gate at the front and the carefully integrated landscaping. I can think of many houses that are designed that way in Malvern East, but I can’t recall a development of scale achieving that where it feels like it fits in with the houses on the same street.”

“That’s what we’ve designed to achieve, which is a huge task. There’s no denying [Hurstmon] is a series of residences, but we hope it’s the benchmark of how apartments should be designed in the beautiful leafy streets of Melbourne.” 

For more information on one of the expansive apartments at Hurstmon, click here.