Melfort combines Hawthorn heritage and contemporary design

Market Insights
4 years ago
3 minutes

Residential experts Conrad Architects are leading a glorious redesign of Melfort’s original residence in combination with four sophisticated townhomes in Hawthorn. 

Elegant architecture of grand proportions transformed into 21st-century opulence, Melfort House is being ingeniously restored. 

The intention to keep the contemporary interior and the Georgian-style exterior has been wonderfully executed, producing a façade of beautiful symmetry. A stunningly maintained home, brought into the modern-day, awaits behind grand doors.


Residents are welcomed by an abundance of natural light that highlights bright and glorious surroundings. European oak floorboards fill large open spaces where reserved cornices display luxurious heritage. 

Beside a grand living room is a kitchen of the highest calibre, seamlessly designed to inspire culinary creations. Benchtops of Carrara marble are seen at the front of the kitchen, while a cleverly concealed back area houses a pantry and storage space.

Up a charming staircase are the bedrooms, where residents will find impeccably designed havens of luxurious retreat. Master ensuites are settings of elegant proportions, featuring a double vanity, grand shower, and a freestanding bath, with a stunning master bathroom rounding off the top floor.


Nearby, a collection of contemporary townhomes continues this homage to Melfort’s rich history. Brilliant attention to detail is found throughout their strong, linear and robust exterior. Inside is no different as the architecture softens into graceful, neutral tones that allow residents to decorate to their preferences.

The living area is the centrepiece to this considered home, featuring generous floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace with a custom marble mantelpiece, paying respect to the original residence’s historical significance.


Experienced landscape designer Jack Merlo has once again delivered on fantastic, botanical terrace areas. These expansive spaces are perfect for entertaining or enjoying a glass of wine at the end of the day. Or head upstairs for dinner with an elevated view from the rooftop terrace area.


The kitchens continue Conrad Architect’s vision for luxurious living. Once again, Carrara marble benchtops complement a splashback of the same Italian stone in a setting of aesthetic unity and seamless elegant design.

Just like the grand Melfort house, floor-to-ceiling windows highlight the spacious interior. Open plan living and dining areas enable a cohesive energy to flow through the property, while a fireplace makes for the perfect evening getaway in the living room.


Upon Melfort’s magnificent doorstep is an abundance of green areas, shopping, and transport options. Hawthorn brings together the elements that contributed to Melbourne being awarded the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ seven years in a row.

Play a spot of tennis at the prestigious Kooyong Tennis Club, or enjoy its fully-equipped gymnasium, lap pool and spa available in the clubhouse. Bask in Melfort’s natural havens, recreational reserves, and parks. Sir Zelman Cowen Park, the lawns of MCC Bowls, and the historic St James and Grace parks proudly preserve Hawthorn’s heritage in the most beautiful way possible.

There are a wealth of spots for a morning coffee or weekend brunch. In the evening, Hawthorn’s epicentre houses a series of places fit for all special occasions like Italian restaurants Osteria 20 and Vaporetto.

Having originally opened as the Glenferrie Theatre in 1912, Lido Cinemas screen all types of movies to satisfy all tastes. Residents can also lose themselves in Hawthorn’s retail landscape, which has an eclectic mix of boutiques, hairdressers, wine stores, art galleries, bookstores and more.

Melfort perfectly mimics Hawthorn’s historical and contemporary surroundings, creating a sophisticated, 21st-century homage to the luxurious, contemporary past.

Enquire here to find out more about Melfort house and townhouses.