The Stonington Vision
Buying an apartment? If you’re after modern luxury real estate, look no further than the elegantly designed individual precincts that we are developing:
The Stonington Terraces: Tranquility Meets History
These luxury apartment complexes offer a tranquil garden setting adjacent to the landscaped mansion walk, and the historic steps of the original Stonington Mansion. Designed by award-winning architect ROTHELOWMAN, these two and three bedroom homes provide an accessible entry into the tightly held Malvern market.
The Norfolk Apartments: Modern Luxury
33 contemporary apartments including 2 spectacular penthouses, each providing elegant, low maintenance living within a private, landscaped setting. All apartments are finished to an exceptional level and set a new benchmark in luxury apartment living.
The Maison Residences: 5 Individually Tailored Homes
Ideally positioned in leafy Somers Avenue, these 30 whole floor residences are arranged across 5 individually tailored mansions, each with the distinct character of a grand Malvern home. These 2 & 3 bedroom residences combine expansive single level living, within an exclusive, house-style setting.
The Norfolk Place Townhomes: A Place to Nest
Situated off the prestigious Somers Avenue, these 4 new contemporary multi-level homes boast expansive internal areas with most offering two to three bedrooms, study, home theatre, living/dining and rumpus room, as well as generous landscaped courtyards, private lift, cellar and double lock-up garage.
Stonington Mansion was built in 1890 as the family residence of John Wagner, a founding partner in the iconic Cobb & Co coach service in Victoria. The residence was designed by London-born architect, Charles D'Ebro, who designed many Melbourne landmarks including Princes Bridge, Georges in Collins Street and the Prahran Town Hall. The name, Stonington, came from the town in Connecticut, U.S.A. where Wagner's wife, Mary, was born. Wagner lived with his family in the mansion until his death in 1901. In 1901, the Commonwealth Parliament was located in Melbourne, and Stonington became the vice-regal residence for seven State Governors until 1931 (when the Federal Government moved to the new national capital, Canberra).
The mansion served as St. Margaret's School from 1931-1938. After a short period as an after-care centre for polio patients, the onset of World War II saw the Red Cross making use of the house and grounds as a convalescent hospital.
In a return to an educational focus, Stonington became home to Toorak Teacher's College in 1957. The title changed to the State College of Victoria in 1973; and Victoria College in 1981. Victoria College then merged with Deakin University in 1992. Whilst the City of Stonnington takes its name from the mansion, the residence has since reverted to its original spelling.
For an opportunity to create a lifestyle in one of these historic, luxury homes, please call EBG Developments today.