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Spotlight on Rob Mills Architecture – 8 Irving Road, Toorak

Max Ruttner - RT Edgar

Senior Sales Consultant Max Ruttner and Toorak Directors Jeremy Fox and Sarah Case had the pleasure of handling the campaign for this stunning Rob Mills designed family residence in Toorak’s finest address - Irving Road.

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Taking a closer look at the bespoke elements of design incorporated in this spectacular property, it is easy to see why Rob Mills has become an architectural staple in the City of Stonnington.

Dubbed, the ‘Garden Residence’, Mills describes this project as “a model of contemporary luxury. It’s fresh, with a decidedly youthful spirit. The residence also features a flexibility of living spaces – so that open spaces can be divided to create smaller, more secluded spaces.”

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The Challenge

For vendors Lazaros and Nicole Papasavas, their goal was to design a home that incorporated ample family entertaining space, a backyard and a swimming pool - all on an allotment of 500sqm.

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The Delivery

Delivering this project flawlessly within the brief, Mills and his team transformed the space into a three level sanctuary, offering four bedrooms, three ensuites, a basement garage, pool and deck area plus a lift servicing all floors including the rooftop terrace. An outdoor collaboration with landscaper Paul Bangay completed the home, achieving perfectly manicured lush garden environs.

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The Detail

In true Mills design, exceptional quality of materials were employed to achieve lifelong wearability and style, designed to be refreshed every decade. Honorable mentions include a natural marble kitchen with German appliances, RC&D tufty carpet plus pink marble and brushed brass accents throughout.

Prioritising space and light, the home maximizes abundant northern light and high ceilings throughout multiple living areas, and boasts a secondary entertaining space on the rooftop terrace enjoying sweeping city views.

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The Service

As a local expert with an in depth appreciation for architectural excellence and a wealth of experience with renowned firms like RMA, Max Ruttner insists the success of a campaign is built on the trust his clients place in his experience with homes of this calibre.

“It is an absolute privilege to represent such a quality family who have produced such a quality home. Both Laz and Nicole complement each other very well and it shows in this house. They are both extremely detail orientated and what one can’t see the other can, which is reflected throughout the home - all the small details have been thought of. The marketing had to reflect the level of sophistication and detail that went into the design and build, therefore we used a mix of photography styles to showcase and position the home. We also ensured the videography captured all its unique elements, articulated through various editing techniques. On a personal level, I used to play a lot of tennis growing up and wanted to become a professional tennis player, and while that didn’t work out I look at this type of listing as a grand slam. Irving Road is the equivalent of playing the finals of Wimbledon for me. As such, being appointed to represent the vendors and their home is something I am grateful for, and I will do everything possible to ensure we achieve the best outcome for them.”

View the full listing for 8 Irving Road, Toorak here.

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