Palais Toorak - 86 Mathoura Road, Toorak
Palais Toorak heralds a distinct return to grand design for modern Toorak. The endeavour unites luminaries in the field of residential design, brought together to bring back a scene of greatness to contemporary living environments.
Statuesque and sophisticated, seven highly considered residences are the epitome of a privileged lifestyle. Reflecting gracious, worldly sensibilities, Palais Toorak is inspired by a golden age of design, then reimagined for life today.
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Palais Toorak - Courtyards
Much more than a token outdoor pocket, the courtyard gardens and terraces are a purposeful extension of the indoor spaces, employing lush green landscapes and open entertaining areas to add a composed and tranquil element to each residence.
Paul Bangay imbues each zone with classic European sensibilities, using sculpted plantings, evergreen areas and colourful seasonal touches, all designed around the sun.
Each outdoor courtyard garden terrace features aggregate stone pavers, raised planters overflowing with foliage, established trees and beautiful ornamentation to lift a mood and refresh the soul.
Palais Toorak - Kitchen
High function kitchens reflect a premium design aesthetic on par with an elegant, fine-dining establishment. A swathe of marble finish stone surfaces wash over the space bordered by smoked glass and timber.
Suspended over the kitchen island, a decorative display and storage feature is wrapped in woven brass mesh with a blackened bronze frame, as a thoughtful reinterpretation of the feature glass cabinetry found throughout the interiors.
In a space that has all the hallmarks of consummate craftsmanship, textural, embossed veneers add an elegant border to a series of deep soft close drawers, while polished mirror and patinated metal finish accents add lustre and contrast.
Palais Toorak - Living
Living spaces impress with a generous sense of scale while clever use of glazing, customised joinery and crafted detailing enhances the synergy and connection between both living and dining spaces.
SJB have orchestrated the ultimate marriage of classic luxury and modern comfort. Surrounded by French doors and full height glazing, every room is flooded in natural light, reflected and illuminated by the polished plaster surfaces and lustrous decorative accents throughout.
Palais Toorak - Study
An expansive study and library speaks of evolved city life, leisurely pastimes, art, literature and good wine. Unconventionally large by modern standards, the space can be used as an office, secondary living zone or private retreat.
Richly detailed, inbuilt American oak joinery lines the walls in a handsome nod to the past, when traditional collector's libraries and gentlemen's dens were an essential part of the home.
Dark timbers are an ideal backdrop to showcase collector's items while a feature, marbled stone surround fireplace becomes a focal point of the design. Glass doors and pale oak floorboards lighten the space illuminated by directional and ambient lighting that also serves to create a sense of warmth and intimacy.
MANHATTAN APARTMENTS, TOORAK
As a magnificent symbol of the consolidation of Craig’s extensive experience in consultancy and construction, Manhattan Toorak is an extraordinary new development inspired by the grand designs of New York, and will herald a new era in sophisticated and cosmopolitan living.
Comprising of only 14 residences, Manhattan Toorak brings together the talents of architect Rob Mills, landscape architect Paul Bangay and Craig Easton.
Apartments available for purchase.
Due to be completed late 2014.
For more information, and to see detailed plans, please visit www.manhattantoorak.com