For inner-city living, it’s hard to imagine a better location in Melbourne. Wellington Parade South in East Melbourne is surrounded by prominent landmarks – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Fitzroy Gardens, Parliament House, St Paul’s Cathedral – just to name a few. But inside this exquisite residence, you could be forgiven for forgetting where you are. Robert Mills has created an imposing yet graceful contemporary home amongst some of Melbourne’s architectural elite. The three-storey build and its floor to ceiling windows take advantage of the luxurious city and botanical views, and deliver abundant natural light.
LISTING AGENT: Jellis Craig
Mills understands flow so well. A sense of movement throughout the home’s spaces is seamless, and yet each zone retains its own keen sense of function. A sophisticated floor plan and compatible design elements bolster the smooth transition between the home’s well-defined areas – from dining to living space, indoors to out, a sense of consistent place resounds.
A smart study and smooth marble staircase introduces Mills’ theme of subtle elegance. The first floor’s dining and living spaces engage beautifully with the sun-drenched terrace – just the spot for aperitifs. And the top floor retains the home’s superbly appointed private spaces, all accessible by lift.
The clean refinement of this home is all in the detail. Beautifully veined Calacatta marble from Italy provides polish and light, whilst sleek cabinetry crafted from American Walnut brings sumptuous warmth to each space. A handcrafted stone bath lends a hammam ambience to the main ensuite, and three metre ceiling heights show off the designer’s spirit of generosity.
‘Everything at your doorstep’ is no cliché in this coveted corner of East Melbourne. Clear your head on a wander through the magnificent Fitzroy Gardens, and pop into onsite café, KereKere Green, for brunch or an excellent coffee. For a midweek or post footy drink, take a stroll to Mirka Mora muralled, The Tippler & Co for craft beers and refined bistro style fare. And family-run Italian, Il Duca, will embrace you with its traditional cuisine and 30 years of history.
Epitomising the elegance of East Melbourne, this architectural showpiece by Robert Mills is an exercise in light, flow and generosity of space.