Bespoke is influenced by the heritage that surrounds it on Malvern Road, and within the streets of Glen Iris. Victorian shopfronts, Federation homes and ornate masonry provide a great source of richness that subsequently informs the facade. A combination of contemporary brickwork ties into the character of the street, elevated with zinc detailing to create a distinctively geometric, robust and modern building that introduces new shapes to Malvern Road while establishing a true sense of permanence.
Artist Impression of Exterior Detail
Artist Impression of Terrace
Perhaps one of Bespoke’s greatest aspects is the views the homes are treated to. Balconies front onto Malvern Road, instantly connecting occupants with their community, while southern views that are never to be built out give way to the depths of Glen Iris’ strong heritage identity.
Artist Impression of Living Room & Terrace
Artist Impression of Bathroom
Bespoke’s residences promote cross ventilation and bring in ample natural light through generous windows, creating a strong sense of openness. An opulent suite of premium finishes and fixtures including timbers, natural stones, feature lighting and European appliances form the homes, taking them from just being ‘spaces’ to havens of modern comfort.
You’ll find that almost every Friday night, Milton Wine Bar is absolutely bustling. A unique hub on Malvern Road, the wine bar cross cellars’ walls are packed with bottles from the Barossa Valley to Piedmont, encircling customers who pop in to wind down and indulge in some ritzy jaffles, premium cheeses and cold meats with their drop of choice.
Mitlon Wine Bar. 1427 Malvern Road, Malvern : 68M
Neon Tiger. 1252 Malvern Road, Malvern : 555M
Mr Foxx. 1491 Malvern Road, Glen Iris : 125M
Bizzarri Dolci. 1395 Malvern Road, Malvern : 190m
Where is Henry?. 1415 Malvern Road, Malvern : 105m
Thread Cafe. 1373 Malvern Road, Malvern : 233m
Leading the troop of contemporary cafes in Melbourne is Neon Tiger, which delivers inventive all day breakfast dishes for those who don’t believe in placing boundaries on the most important meal of the day. Eggs Benedict, smashed avocado on Nordic loaf, and crispy barramundi are a few of the crowd favourites. Dine in bright, lively surrounds, among those who value food as much as you do.
French toast, gnocchi, beef burgers and more come flying out of the kitchen at Mr Foxx, a homely cafe that even revs up the fireplace in the cooler months. Pop in for brunch, or an afternoon coffee and sweet to go with it – perhaps a vanilla slice or a lemon meringue tart.
Bizzarri Dolci doubles up as a handmade biscuit bakery and cafe, led by pastry chef Monette Bizzarri. Walls and counters are predominantly filled with Italian and French sweets – Florentines, madelines, amaretti, and more either accompany those sitting in for afternoon tea, or head to pantries and biscuit jars to be enjoyed by households and their guests.
Plating up dishes that reflect their good looks in taste, Saint James has established a strong network of loyal locals who go back to the cafe for its consistent quality. Beyond the delicate sweets sitting at the front counter are dishes including a house-made Bircher muesli, poached chicken salad, and port-glazed wild mushrooms on perfectly toasted sourdough.
There’s something unexplainably calming about entering a florist or plant store, the exact sensation visitors entering Flowers by Flos Florum feel. The store is Malvern Road’s honourary supplier of rare plants and flowers, producing perfectly composed bouquets to enliven any receiver.
A one-stop destination for all things shopping and services, Stockland Tooronga houses an array of grocers including Scicluna’s Real Food Merchants, Cannings Free Range Butchers and Bakers Delight, alongside a masseuse, optometrist and nail salon for when you need to get a few more things ticked off the list.
Turner & Lane’s flagship proudly sits on Malvern Road. Founded by Libby Turner and Susie Lane, the store preaches a serious passion for interior design, selling a range of local and international furniture, homewares, cookware, jewellery and children’s products.
Stockland Tooronga, Corner Toorak Road and Tooronga Road, Glen Iris : 1,100M
Turner & Lane, 1391 Malvern Road, Malvern : 182m
Madd Hairdressing, 1256 Malvern Road, Malvern : 530M
Flowers by Flos Florum, 1375 Malvern Road, Malvern : 230m
Harold Holt Swim Centre, 1409–1413 High St, Glen Iris : 850M
No.72 Tram, Corner Tooronga Road and Malvern Road, Glen Iris : 25m
Malvern Public Gardens, 1344 High St, Malvern : 1,100M
Malvern Road Shopping Village
At the centre of Glen Iris’ leisure landscape is the Harold Holt Swim Centre, providing the space and opportunity to learn how to swim, alongside fitness classes, a hydrotherapy program, spa and sauna.
Wide walking tracks meander through these stunning gardens, speckled with native flora and grand palms and elms overlooking them. Malvern Public Gardens is a late-Victorian park that was laid out under the curatorship of Thomas Pockett, a gardener, in 1888. Pockett transformed what was a water reserve by implementing a path system, and true to the Victoria penchant of strong, evergreen species and the exotic, implemented an array of plantings. Now a centre for recreational wellbeing in Malvern, the park features a pond, grotto and a fountain, surrounded by immaculate lawns and mature trees, perfect to spend sunny afternoons in.
Tracking down Malvern Road is the No. 72 tram, heading towards Chapel Street and the city in one direction, and to Camberwell in the other.
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