In Focus

Architectural new build shines in old South Yarra

Teleisha Thomas

Teleisha Thomas

February 2020

Article by Louise Baxter -

Set on the aptly named Park Street, mere minutes from the Royal Botanic Gardens, this architecturally designed home boasts the best of both worlds – a contemporary creation in an established location.

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Melbourne architect Oliver Du Puy is behind the sophisticated design, which offers both style and substance for modern family living, with a long and generous floor plan spread across two levels.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom freestanding residence at 88 Park Street is filled with natural light – thanks to a 3m skylight and a north-facing internal courtyard – creating a relaxed and airy atmosphere against the luxury style.

Selling agent Nathan Waterson, a director of Jellis Craig Stonnington, says the new home has been “completed to the absolute finest of finishes” – constructed by Lowther Builders with interiors designed by Du Puy and Pasquale Cook.

Paired with its premium inner-city location, Waterson says the next residents will be able to enjoy the home for years to come.

“This part of South Yarra is particularly special,” he says.

“You’ve got gardens at either end of Park Street; shops and restaurants on Domain Road… it really is a small village-like atmosphere, right in the heart of the city.”

Italian oak floors extend from the entrance through to the living area, while a decked-out library provides a cosy and peaceful retreat at the front of the home.

Central to the ground floor is a stunning marble kitchen with European appliances, a butler’s pantry and an expansive island bench, ideal for flowing interaction while cooking or entertaining.

The adjacent dining and living area has a black-marble gas fireplace at its heart, creating an elegant ambience for those chilly Melbourne evenings

Upstairs is the family space, home to all three bright bedrooms, both bathrooms and a laundry. The master suite has a soaking bath and two balconies off the bedroom.

The central courtyard is an exercise in modern refinement, with a blend of timber panelling, concrete and steel achieving the urban look.

Other features include a wine cellar, off-street parking for two cars (via a rear lane), a 3000-litre rainwater tank, reverse-cycle healing and cooling, and a security system with intercom.

88 Park Street will go to auction on 21 March at 11am.

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