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It goes without saying architect-designed homes stand out from the crowd, not just in looks but also in terms of property value.
Whether it’s a new build, an existing house, or a renovation, if you can put a renowned architect’s name to it, you will automatically be looking at higher market value, a greater resale price, and therefore a better investment than most traditional homes.
Melbourne has some incredible architects, specialising in residential homes and renovations, who are making quite a name for themselves as they create functional, efficient, and visually appealing homes. And not only that, architect-led designs deliver exceptional value for money, with a recent study conducted by Melbourne University finding that for every dollar spent on architectural fees, the property will gain more than $11 in capital appreciation. That’s a fair incentive to invest in an architect-designed home.
Stonnington Partner/Auctioneer James McCormack said that having a renowned architect or interior designer attached to the property is an absolute bonus for sales agents.
“The power of a name brand or known architect, or collaboration with a reputable interior designer goes a long way to build credibility with a buyer. These name brands provide important social proof and comfort, but more importantly allows the home to differentiate in the market as a quality product,” James said.
Some of our favourite current and recent listings designed by renowned Melbourne Architects…
Architect – Pleysier Perkins
“Cavan Villa” – c1885 Inspired Design, Incomparable Quality. As featured in both Home Design and EST Living publications, the innovative renovation by renowned architects Pleysier Perkins in collaboration with Ben Scott landscaping has completely transformed this captivating freestanding c1885 Victorian residence into a stunning single level statement in design.
Architect: Bruce Marshall, Fasham Homes
Originally designed by by Fasham Homes for their own home and office, this comprehensively renovated contemporary residence is situated in the prestigious Studley Park precinct, one of Melbourne’s finest residential areas. With its compelling standout street presence and eye-catching façade, it again sets a benchmark for family luxury with its stunning light-filled interior and northern living and entertaining spaces.
Architect: Vincent Intelandi
Gracing a leafy corner block in a premium Bayside location, this innovative, tri-level home is designed around a series of private alfresco decks with tranquil verdant outlooks, and features a north-facing rear terrace with swimming pool. A recent no-expense-spared interior re-fit has introduced state-of-the-art enhancements and luxurious appointments.
24 Eastbourne Street, Windsor
Architect: Eastop Architects
A landmark example of bold, inner-urban architectural brilliance, undertaken by Liam Eastop, this Australian Interior Design Award winning, three bedroom plus study residence has been masterfully designed for an almost theatrical sense of occasion and a synthesis of light and proportion. Arranged under its signature skylit void, with an ingenious indoor-outdoor transition, this unforgettable home blends Japanese themes with edgy inner-urban authenticity, right on the cusp of Chapel St.
Architect: Ewert Leaf
Offered independently, these extraordinary, four bedroom, Ewert Leaf designed townhomes each uniquely combine a bespoke sense of luxury with remarkable, tri-level designs that are each connected by the rare privilege of their own independent and private elevators. At the absolute forefront of cutting-edge architectural excellence.