Through an elevation of the traditional boutique offering, Deepdene Residence combines a timeless rigor with a refined and finely tuned approach to detail. Verdè draws on classical architectural references, to propose a home of textural and tactile connections, flooded with natural light as an open expression of its owners.
Located in Melbourne’s enviable east, Deepdene Residence fits comfortably, nestled amongst its neighbouring generous allotments. Aimed as a heightening of everyday rituals, the home proposes a considered balance between comfort and privacy, while also capturing the feeling of being open and effortless connected internally. The contemporary home comes together as a series of horizontal planes, expressed in exaggerated gestures as they traverse the site. From the entry, up and through the property by way of the open stair, this signature formal element is continued and reinforces as a signal of movement. The scale of the planes emphasises an abundance, while inciting a welcomed sense of calm.
From a study of the masters, Deepdene Residence is a celebration of craft. Each detail and interactive element have been considered through an attuned lens by Verdè, ensuring a robust and enduring quality is integrated throughout. The use of a singular material, applied en masse, further enhances a volumetric generosity. The careful insertion of glazing then allows for connecting sightlines between zones. Encasing an inner courtyard, the home turns a deliberate inward focus to the key curated landscape space. Both bringing in light and acting as a reminder of the natural, this central space binds the home. Similar to Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, long spans, concealed transitions and large slabs carve out lines of sight, stretching the eye outward.
Embodying warmth through a richly layered approach, the select materials reflect a commitment to quality and a concealed complexity. The use of travertine, natural stone and masonry elements all anchor the home in place, while the introduction of the pool and glass offer a dynamism. Earth, fire, air and water all underpin the principles of the home and are expressed in their own subtle ways throughout. While voids carve out relief moments in the home, showcasing spaces allow for a weekend/hobby car to be displayed and operable facades allow key living and dining spaces to naturally spill out into the outdoors.
As both a family-centred and entertainers’ abode, Deepdene Residence is imagined allowing the owner to make their own individual mark, while living amongst effortless luxury and refinement.
The grand château’s of France, from the Palace of Versailles to Château de Chambor, defined an era of opulence, indulgence and grace. Le Château brings a sense of subtlety and dignity to this grand style of days past.
The residence sits gracefully in its place, with elegant design elements that soften the impressive exterior. Gracing the exterior is a welcoming portico with hand-crafted double doors, gently arched upper-storey windows, a tall chimney, traditional pilaster columns and entablature, topped by a steeply pitched slate roof in the typical French manner.
Le Château exemplifies a grand residence, both regal and refined.
An exclusive custom-designed townhouse is an opportunity to live without compromise in a home perfectly matched to your lifestyle, accommodating your precise needs now and into the future.
Our approach is to first map out the entire site to maximize the building’s potential, allowing us to create townhouses that are both beautiful and functional light-filled spaces. Applying the same design and quality criteria as with all our grand homes helps ensure investment value and future returns, with pre-sale results also benefiting from our brand reputation.
Verdé offers our clients a complete service, including design, council permits, construction documentation and the construction itself, to create a boutique outcome.
A meticulously designed and built Verdé townhouse is the perfect way to enjoy living in the quality inner suburbs of the world’s most livable city.
Explore the stately homes of world’s great cities, including the leafy inner suburbs of Melbourne, and you’ll discover a common thread. The finest homes draw inspiration from the classic architecture of old, a lineage that can be traced back to the glorious days of Ancient Greece and Rome. Over time, these classical influences branched and evolved into a range of distinctive and recognisable styles that form the basis of Verdé’s timeless approach to residential design. From the classical Paladian style of Italy to the English Georgian Manor to the French Provincial. Our influences don’t end there, but extend to the very best of contemporary architecture. From the Hamptons style of the American East Coast, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic homes in America’s Mid West, to the ever-evolving expression of Australian architecture with its roots in the ground-breaking work of those such Robin Boyd and Harry Seidler. We now present six variations on The Grand Home theme for you to explore, each a contemporary rendition of the world’s most magnificent architecture…
The original Georgian style is marked by symmetry and dignified proportions based on the classical architecture of old. Similarly, our Georgian Court style exerts a commanding presence, bold yet refined. The highly considered design brings together the most elegant features of classic architecture, every element beautifully proportioned and positioned.
In this example, the entry to the property features free-standing columns in the style of an Orangerie, reminiscent of the home’s European origins. Solid pilaster columns rise in one vertical line from ground to roof level, linked by elegantly moulded cornices. A threefold peaked roofline adds perspective and delineates the three front-facing upstairs rooms. An ornate metal balustrade adds a French-inspired touch with an ornamental fleur-de-lis motif. An altogether commanding residence of fine proportions.
Explore the stately homes of world’s great cities, including the leafy inner suburbs of Melbourne, and you’ll discover a common thread. The finest homes draw inspiration from the classic architecture of old, a lineage that can be traced back to the glorious days of Ancient Greece and Rome.
Over time, these classical influences branched and evolved into a range of distinctive and recognisable styles that form the basis of Verdé’s timeless approach to residential design. From the classical Paladian style of Italy to the English Georgian Manor to the French Provincial.
Our influences don’t end there, but extend to the very best of contemporary architecture. From the Hamptons style of the American East Coast, to Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic homes in America’s Mid West, to the ever-evolving expression of Australian architecture with its roots in the ground-breaking work of those such Robin Boyd and Harry Seidler.
We now present six variations on The Grand Home theme for you to explore, each a contemporary rendition of the world’s most magnificent architecture…
The ultimate expression of livability.
The Modern and Post Modern periods that emerged in the mid to late 1900’s introduced a more streamlined and minimalistic approach to
residential design. The best of contemporary design creates light-filled living spaces, open and expansive. The exterior focus is on well-proportioned geometric shapes with clean rectilinear lines. Open floor plans create a unified design aesthetic throughout the home, uniting all of the interior spaces into one grand
experience, while the very latest technology makes living effortless.
Precision designed interiors put greater emphasis on the essentials of fine craftsmanship and demand uncompromising attention to detail. In Verdé’s Grand Contemporary homes, livability is a work of art.
Villa Provincial is born out of the great traditions of European residential architecture, recalling the opulent country homes in France of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The first impression is of majestic symmetry with matching single garages on either side of the main façade, linked by a sweeping driveway.
A wide porte cochere supported on classic Doric columns shields arriving and departing guests from the elements, reminiscent of the days of horsedrawn carriages and liveried footmen.
The symmetry continues with pairs of tall elegant casement sashes on either side of the central inset entry porch, with double solid oak-panelled doors, half-glazed with delicate lead-light inserts and solid stone entry paving.
The verticality of the front façade is emphasised with tall columns, narrow windows, towering parapet walls and the lavish use of decoration in the form of mouldings and architraves. The delicate tracery of cast iron balustrading is a further reflection of the original French Provincial style. Opulent. Grand. Palatial. Villa Provincial is the epitome of grand living, both past and present.
To trace the many influences that have shaped Verdé’s Neo Classical house takes us from back in history to the very present day. From the origins of classic Greek and Roman architecture, to the Palladian villas of 17th century Italy, to Australian colonial homes of the last two centuries, to the best examples of today’s contemporary design.
The combination of render and brick gives the frontage its own distinctive style. Wide overhanging eaves offer shade from summer sun and protection from winter rains. A striking formal entrance with a bold archway opens to a deep portico, emphasized by matching arched windows with deepened reveals on the level above. Formality and symmetry reflect classical origins. Dramatic design and clean sharp lines are unmistakably modern.
Victoria Manor, our magnificent Victoria Manor home in Canterbury, brings together many of the hallmarks of grand living still to be enjoyed in this day and age. Our approach embraces the renewal of classicism in residential architecture, whilst utilising optimum energy efficiency and the latest in modern amenity. The first impression as one approaches Victoria Manor is of pure classicism, most evident in the ordered symmetry of tapering Doric columns on square masonry plinths.
This initial impression is further emphasized by the traditional high-pitched slate roofs, natural stone paving and tall multi-paned windows with traditional timber shutters. The clean-lined elegance of the wall treatment is achieved with expertly rendered masonry adorned with a rhythm of pilasters, plinths and capitals.
Approaching the solid oak entry door, visitors are greeted with a glimpse of the marble-paved front hall through the entry sidelights, with a hand-blown glass pendant light suspended from the 3.2 metre high ceiling. Victoria Manor, like all Verdé homes, is a flawless blend of two worlds. An exemplar of the classical grace of yesteryear integrated with the refinements of modern living. A perfect expression of grand living in urban Melbourne, the world’s most livable of cities.
Not to spoil the experience of exploring the magnificent interior of Victoria Manor, we have chosen not reveal the whole story here, other than mention some of the special features many visitors find of particular note.
The butler’s pantry. A wine cellar. Decorative marble floors. A sweeping spiral staircase. Soaring 3.2 metre ceilings. Exquisite joinery. Integrated patio and pool design. Alfresco dining. Formal gardens and landscaping. The delights continue…