Melfort mixes meticulous attention to detail and contemporary design in Hawthorn

Market Insights
4 years ago
3 minutes

Construction is about to commence on the unique restoration of Melfort’s original residence, alongside four sophisticated, contemporary townhomes in the heart of Hawthorn. 

Conrad Architects have expertly combined the suburb’s heritage and modern design, while implementing the most opulent materials, to craft these wonderfully appointed homes. 


Elegant Georgian-style architecture of grand proportions welcomes those who enter Melfort’s original residence. Built in 1935, this is to be brought into the modern-day, while adhering to the primary design. 

From the moment of entry, residents are overtaken with light, bright, glorious and lavish surroundings. Across exquisitely preserved cornices and European Oak flooring lies a living room and kitchen of the highest calibre. 


New Age Veneers bring their decades worth of experience and desire to deliver the highest quality to these areas with exclusive and custom joinery. Benchtops of Carrera marble only add to the luxurious nature of the kitchen, which houses a cleverly concealed pantry and generous storage spaces. 

Up a staircase, which features a charming curved tread detail, are the bedrooms – impeccably designed havens of luxurious retreat. 

The bathrooms are both stunning and grand. The master bathroom features a double vanity and a freestanding bath, expertly introduced by Roger Seller, while industry-renowned Signorino tiles surround all of these luxurious spaces, with glorious Broadware tapware accentuating havens of pure opulence. 


The four innovative townhouses only enhance Melfort’s reincarnation. Considered interiors are housed within sophisticated architecture of robust and linear nature. This strong façade softens into graceful, neutral interiors that allow residents to invoke their own styles and preferences. 

Like the main residence, the living area is a key meeting point in the home. Featuring expansive floor-to-ceiling windows that enlighten a fireplace with a custom marble mantelpiece, this space seamlessly mixes heritage with contemporary design. 


These cohesive interior settings extend to sprawling outdoor terrace areas, designed by the much sought-after Jack Merlo and his talented team of landscape designers. Set amongst swathing greenery, these courtyards provide the perfect places to host guests or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day. For those who want an elevated dining experience, discover the rooftop terrace and entertain amid sweeping vistas of the surrounding area.

On each doorstep lies a suburb that brings together the elements that have contributed to Melbourne’s awarding of the ‘World’s Most Liveable City’ seven years in a row. Hawthorn withholds an array of public transport routes, public amenities and a roll call of prestigious schools. 


Encompassing the residences are parks aplenty, from the ovals of Sir Zelman Cowen Park and the lawns of MCC Bowls to the historic St James and Grace parks, proudly preserving the area’s heritage in the most beautiful ways possible.

The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club has provided a first-class standard of sporting amenity to Melbourne for over 100 years. It still offers a variety of impeccable grounds and courts below a clubhouse featuring a fully-equipped gymnasium, lap pool, and spa.


For some post-match rejuvenation, Hawthorn is full of quality restaurants, cafés, and bars. Grab a baguette and brioche from Gontran Cherrier in the morning before enjoying lunch or dinner at a host of Italian culinary destinations such as Osteria 20, Vaporetto, and Rococo.

This family oriented locale also boasts a plethora of some of Melbourne’s finest private and public schools. Scotch, Melbourne Ladies and Scotch College all register in close proximity to your home, while Swinburne University is just a short drive away.

Enquire here to learn more about the range of residences available at Melfort.