In Melbourne’s south-east, Glen Iris is an ideal community for families, downsizers and those who want to remain close to the city but experience a suburban lifestyle. Between the older period houses and newer apartment projects, it can be hard to find high-quality homes for sale in this iconic suburb — until now.
Designed by Studio Tate and Telha Clarke, The Beckworth makes a unique statement on Tooronga Road, just moment from Malvern’s High Street. With only 18 residences, each with 2 or 3 bedrooms, homeowners enjoy private garden terraces by John Patrick Landscaping.
Inside, a natural palette is complemented by timber joinery and natural stone elements. This use of subdued tones means residents can personalise their space without compromising the overall design of the home. The floor plan has been designed to achieve an abundance of natural light as well as good air ventilation — the perfect combination for an afternoon spent reading a book or entertaining friends and family.
Miele appliances, stone benchtops and warm-toned integrated joinery draw the eye in the kitchen. Meanwhile, the bathrooms are luxurious sanctuaries with timber vanities and light-coloured ceramic floors highlighted by brushed platinum fixtures.
The Beckworth is situated within convenient reach of the premium retail and dining precincts found in Glen Iris and the neighbouring suburb of Malvern. From three-star restaurants to trendy cafés and brand name designers to boutique outlets, there’s plenty to do in this leafy locale.
Only a short stroll away, Street Organic offers up brunch fare perfect for a variety of diets and allergies (from paleo to vegan and gluten-free to low FODMAP). And for those who don’t care about organic either way, there is a wider variety of cafés along High Street such as High Society and Le Petit Prince.
Meanwhile, down Glenferrie Road, there’s a wide range of restaurants which are bound to make the question of where to go for dinner a hard one to answer. For a quick and easy meal, Foxes Den serves up healthy salads, curries and soups, while Something Italian is the ideal place for a Saturday night spent with friends. From authentic Lebanese food at Zikrayat to Moti Mahal Restaurant’s Indian cuisine, and beautiful fresh sashimi at Ayame, The Beckworth homeowners can experience food from all over the world in one convenient location.
For those who love to cook at home, gourmet grocers and supermarkets can be found at Stockland Tooronga — less than 15 minutes away on the tram or 5 minutes by car. Closer to home, a wide range of retail outlets can be found along High Street in Malvern.
The Beckworth grants its residents easy access to the many parks on offer in Glen Iris and Malvern. Malvern Public Gardens, first established in 1890, attracts visitors from all over Melbourne. The gardens have been designed to achieve stunning views over the rolling landscape, while prize-winning Chrysanthemum garden displays sit amongst Oak, Elm and Palm trees. The tea kiosk and oriental-style Jarrah pavilion are idyllic places to sit while enjoying the green aspects.
Glen Iris is only 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD via car, while frequently running trams, trains and buses ensure there are many opportunities to explore the surrounding suburbs.