The location needs no selling, it’s South Yarra. But even in this unsurpassed locale, Stanhope is ambitious. It’s new, it’s different and it’s creative. Simply put, Stanhope will be a timeless piece of Architecture. Externally it speaks to its surrounding context and turns the expansive landscape of trees and green spaces into the hero. Internally, world renowned Swedish designer Lotta Agaton drew inspiration from the Scandinavian light and minimalism. As an offering, Stanhope presents a beautifully considered place, sculptural in its presentation, sumptuous in its accommodation and utterly timeless in the legacy it was designed to create.
There is no shame in finding material happiness. I believe it can be found in objects, surrounds and many other things, but there is a particular joy in loving the space that you wake up in and go to bed in every day. The place where you entertain your friends, grow your family or rest and reflect. I am lucky enough to love my job because I simply love creating spaces for people to enjoy. The materials and quality that make a home create an emotional response – I always strive to draw these emotions into our projects because I believe its the first element that people are attracted to. Afterall, these are not just buildings we are creating, but homes in which a family’s heritage will be sown, grown and enjoyed.
Our vision was to create a timeless piece of Architecture for South Yarra. To achieve this we designed details with subtle references to classical Architecture, with a restrained use of materials and a focus on quality and luxurious interior spaces.
For Stanhope I wanted to create a light and contemporary feeling with a soft version of Scandinavian minimalism where natural materials are in focus. We have chosen high quality solid wooden floors and handpicked a sand coloured stone. Both materials feel modern but will age naturally to remain timeless in their expression.
I wanted to change the way developments were being designed and sold in the inner south. From the park to the finishes inside the apartments – we are selling something new, creative and timeless, yet still – so South Yarra.