Middleton, Malvern: Rob Mills-designed apartment project looks down on Toorak

29th October, 2021

Nathan Mawby, Herald Sun

A Malvern apartment complex that looks down on Toorak has views that are leaving buyers “gobsmacked”.

Among the few Melbourne projects offering CBD vistas from even ground-level homes, the Middleton development, designed by award-winning architect Rob Mills, has apartments still for sale.

The project by the South Haven Group “looks over Toorak to Melbourne”, according to chief executive Ian Pratt.

“There are 16 apartments and every single one is completely different to the next,” Mr Pratt said.

“They are all designed like a unique home for someone. It’s what you’d expect in a Toorak mansion.”

Each has a butler’s pantry, “huge” stone island benches, an ensuite for every bedroom and its own double, or triple, private garage in the basement.

Apartments range from 168sq m to 244sq m, and feature “lots of Italian marble and French oak floors”.

While construction has been completed, customisation requests included adding a music room where one buyer could play the piano, and a home gym set up in the basement garage of another. Covid-19 also partly shaped the build, with more emphasis on work-from-home space.

Mills’ design will blend with landscape architecture by Jack Merlo to create a warm, natural look that fits in with the stately, tree-lined aspect of its position on Glenferrie Rd. But the views are its most captivating aspect, according to development manager Nick Pratt.

“We showed a few buyers through for the first time recently and the views were certainly captivating,” Mr Pratt said. “On the upper floors, they were almost gobsmacked at them.”

To date, nine of the apartments have sold with seven still available.

The remaining two-bedroom apartments are priced from $2.35m-$2.7m and three-bedroom homes from $2.8m-$4.5m.