Hawthorn Rejuvenation

Market Insights
8 years ago
4 minutes

Following years of experience in developing luxury Melbourne homes, boutique premium developer, Manors Gate Group is unveiling its interpretation of apartment living with the launch of Hawthorn Club.

Positioned on the former Hawthorn Club site, on the corner of Glenferrie Road and Luton Lane, Hawthorn, the development comprises 64 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and is set to become the developer’s flagship project.

Manors Gate Group Managing Director, Vincent Zhuang, says the group is looking forward to giving something back to the community by transforming the derelict site into a building that will stand the test of time, whilst retaining its namesake.

“We are unlocking Hawthorn Club’s potential and providing buyers a chance to secure a beautiful, contemporary home that offers immediate access to the best of the area’s lifestyle offering.

“After many years of creating beautiful homes in some of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs, we are excited to transform this site and apply our ideas to now also offer the best of apartment living,” says Zhuang.

Set in one of Melbourne’s most tightly held suburbs, Hawthorn Club is positioned among some of the area’s best local amenities including a rich diversity of cafes, boutique shops, schools, along with Glenferrie Train Station which is only a short walk away.

“You cannot find a better location – our residents will be spoilt for choice with excellent transport connections and some of Hawthorn’s best shops, cafes and universities as well as a tram stop right outside their doorstep.

Manors Gate Group has partnered with Plus Architecture, an award winning integrated architecture and interior design practice responsible for projects including The Eminence, Carlton, Armada in Port Melbourne and Scout, Prahran, to design both the architecture and interior design for Hawthorn Club.

“Our attention to detail has been our signature for residential projects and our success has always lied in selecting only the best local partners. Plus Architecture has such an intimate understanding of how Melbournians like to live so it was a natural collaboration,” adds Zhuang.

Plus Architecture Director, Jessica Liew says of the architecture: “Hawthorn Club’s design carefully responds to the client’s brief – to offer truly sophisticated and superior quality residences that contribute back to Hawthorn’s streetscapes while ageing timelessly.”

Broken in half along the boundary to respect the finer grain of Victorian architecture and intimate scale of Luton Lane, Hawthorn Club features a long façade with cut-outs and a planter zone to create rhythm, whilst emphasising the break in the building.

Building materials adhere to the area’s sophistication with luxurious travertine and bluestone. The ground floor retail space features a glass façade and a gradient glass canopy to provide sophisticated sun protection.

A communal rooftop area is lined with a metal pergola to create interest with the building’s visual depth.

Leading the design team at Plus Architecture is Senior Interior Designer Narelle Cuthbert, who joined Plus Architecture after receiving industry recognition in 2013 for the interior design of a TriBeCa loft in New York City. She says, “The interiors are sympathetic to the façade with a timeless design that allows residents to personalise the space.”

A minimalist yet beautiful colour palette will create a sense e of lightness throughout the spaces. The timber floors throughout and full height doors create an openness, while crisp and clean satin bronze metal finishes, biscuit joinery and travertine style tiles in the bathroom create a premium aesthetic.

Pivot doors enable residents to create a larger bedroom area, or a separate study area, and a fixed glazed panel separates the bedroom from the kitchen, allowing light to flow through. The ground floor will feature a dedicated retail space. Each residence will feature a car parking space and additional cage and bike storage.