It’s a movement we’ve noted before but it seems that affluent Melbourne downsizers can’t get enough of the bespoke, architecturally designed apartment trend and this gorgeous new example again proves why.
Designed by prominent architect Rob Mills and located in South Yarra’s Domain precinct, each of the ten ‘Millswyn’ residences features all the conveniences of a traditional home but in a low-maintenance apartment setting. Each residence boasts a private lock-up garage and landscaped courtyard, soaring 3.2 metre ceilings, Italian marble and a 25 square metre walk-in wardrobe. And with that line-up, who wouldn’t want to downsize?
“Space is the first and foremost luxury of Millswyn. What makes this project exemplary is its sense of scale. There is an order, a structure and a hierarchy – everything is in its place,” says architect Rob Mills of the boutique development that is nestled among South Yarra’s leafy streets inside an original Victorian Italianate mansion.
“When entering a Millswyn home, your eye flows over the surfaces and leads uninterrupted to the landscape outdoors. It’s a sensory experience that is visual and acoustic. It’s the grand sense of space that is of the utmost importance,” says Rob of the apartments that boast internal areas ranging from 207-299 square metres and external areas from 26-99 square metres. Incredibly, the largest master bedroom is a significant 30 square metres which is half the size of an average two bedroom apartment!
Retaining much of the original building’s heritage façade, the apartments have been cleverly designed with privacy in mind too. “Residents benefit from complete privacy – each home stands on its own, with a private entryway and windows that face out on to secluded courtyards,” says Rob.
The project has been developed by Pask Group who identified a gap in the market. “Families and downsizers who demand luxury and space want the best of both worlds; the size and scale of a traditional home, with the convenience, location and amenity of an apartment. Millswyn’s position in the tightly held Domain Precinct offers this, being just minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and the Botanical Gardens, while retaining the sense of privacy, peace and community of one of Melbourne’s premier suburbs,” says Pask managing director Dean Pask.
All of this luxury doesn’t come cheaply of course. Apartments at Millswyn start from a cool $4.095 million and are available now.