Inspired by the leafy character of Glen Iris, the collection of 25 spacious 2 and 3 bedroom residences at East Grove are perfectly placed to achieve an aspirational lifestyle in refined elegance.
Designed by the acclaimed team of architects at Ewert Leaf, the modulated form and artisan materiality create a timeless and robust façade which blends seamlessly with the residential streetscape.
“I remember walking out into the back garden of East Grove the very first time I visited the site,” says Avalon Nethery, Development Manager of Fortis Development Group. “And immediately you could feel the warmth and the calm of the location. There’s a real sense of luxury and sophistication in the surrounds of the natural environment.”
“We wanted East Grove to have a really relaxed elegance and so when we briefed all the architects and interior designers, we asked them to use really honest but luxurious materials — and I think that definitely came through in the final design.”
The interiors feature open plan living areas which flow out onto generous courtyards and terraces. Will Leaf, Director of Ewert Leaf says, “There is a real sense of space, with maximised ceiling heights and full-height glazing creating an integral connection to the outdoor terrace and courtyard spaces. Stunning chevron timber flooring features teamed with clean white walls create a clean, contemporary palette, inviting residents to add a layer of individual style.”
With dining areas designed to comfortably accommodate a large group of guests, entertainers and domestic chefs alike will enjoy preparing for gatherings in the immaculately appointed kitchen. Mable benchtops and splashbacks are a luxe complement to grey-ash joinery while integrated Miele appliances ensure a seamless cooking experience.
Once food has been prepared, friends and family can eat and drink in the dining areas with the botanical vistas through the floor-to-ceiling windows acting as a backdrop. For dessert, all can congregate on the terrace where extensive planting beds by John Patrick Landscape Architects create a secluded haven.
The sense of refined sophistication continues throughout the private spaces as well. Bedrooms achieve an abundance of natural light through the full-height doors which connect to private terraces. Meanwhile, bathrooms are a unique blend of functionality and handcrafted style. “These sanctuaries emanate luxury with a high-end palette of finishes, paired with high-end fixtures and fittings,” Will Leaf says. “Custom metalwork to joinery and glazed screens draw striking lines, creating a tailored aesthetic.”
In close proximity to cafés, restaurants and recreation amenities, East Grove grants homeowners access to a luxurious lifestyle. Gardiners Creek Trail is within 15 minutes of the project’s doorstep, ideal for morning strolls before brunching at St James Café on the way home.
Avalon Nethery says, “One thing we find when selling developments is people like to know exactly where they’re going to get their morning coffee or where they’re going to go have a drink after work on a Friday, and Glen Iris ticks those boxes and more.”
Situated on Kennilworth Grove, residents can catch one of the frequent Malvern Road trams within a minutes’ walk, ensuring quick and easy commutes to surrounding neighbourhoods and Melbourne’s CBD.