Located on the corner of Millswyn Street and Toorak Road West, The Millswyn offers 10 grandly proportioned residences from $3.9 million to $13+ million in the Domain precinct, bounded by the Royal Botanic Gardens and Fawkner Park and favoured for generations by Melbourne’s ‘old money’ families.
The residences offer inhabitants the full amenity of a high-end home: three bedrooms, luxurious main bedroom suite with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and en suite, large entertainment kitchens with island benches, en suite bathrooms, guest powder rooms, separate laundries, gracious arrival foyers, landscaped terraces or courtyards and secure parking for two to four cars. Some layouts include a scullery area or full butler’s pantry and/or a separate study /second living area.
The extra high ceilings are 3 to 3.24-metres, accentuated by full-height windows and doors and in- built pelmets. Extensive internal floorplans range from 207 to 404 square metres and the eight large ground and first level residences have private outdoor living areas of 24 to 96 square metres.
On the top level the two penthouses have rooftop terraces of 145 and 207 square metres with outdoor kitchen and entertainment space; one includes a pool.
The residents are five minutes’ walk from the Botanical running track and Domain village; a minute to Fawkner Park, three kilometres from Collins Street and a kilometre from the centre of South Yarra.
The residents have been designed by one of Australia’s leading architects Rob Mills, renowned for creating exceptional, award-winning houses in Melbourne’s most affluent locales. The perfectly manicured garden settings are designed by landscape architect Paul Bangay, garden design guru to rich and prominent Australians.
The new residences will be built in the grounds of Millswyn Court, an historic Victorian Italianate mansion built in 1886 for one of South Yarra’s original settlers, James Gatehouse.
In recent decades Millswyn Court has been used as a boutique hotel and a 1960s motel-style three-storey construction in its grounds will be cleared to build the new residences.
Mills has employed historic architectural principles, most notably the Golden Mean, to give The Millswyn harmonious proportions with a sense of monumentality informed by classical European buildings.
“The Golden Mean is the ratio that has been used to give classical proportions to buildings from the Parthenon to those designed by French architect Le Corbusier in the 20th century,” Mills said.
“The Millswyn has a classical rhythm and structure based on the Golden Mean to create a contemporary building.”
Finishes befit both the location and design with luxury Italian marble wrapping around island benches, kitchen benchtops and splashbacks with bathroom walls, floors and vanities in luxury Italian marble. French grey American oak floorboards will flow through living areas with pure wool bedroom carpets. Two pac joinery has bronzed accents and the Miele kitchen appliances include two ovens, induction cooktop and integrated refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher with a Qasair rangehood.
Prospective purchasers can view the project by appointment at Marshall White; Level 1, 1111 High Street, Armadale. The project is under development by the Pask Group with completion anticipated in 2018.