In the Press: The Malton is a development with a historic significance

Where architectural history meets quality living, The Malton, Beecroft offers the perfect solution many downsizers are searching for.

The Malton Beecroft was recently featured on for its artistic appeal and suitability for downsizers. Designed by the architect responsible for the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park, The Malton boasts boutique-style living with a strong sense of community. 

The Malton Beecroft is an over 55s development with an amazing connection to one of Sydney’s most significant landmark buildings.

One of the two houses on the development site at 6-8 Malton Rd, Beecroft, was designed by the architect responsible for the Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

The boutique complex spans two blocks and incorporated into the design are two existing houses that have historic significance.

The inter war house built in 1941 at 6 Malton Rd was designed by architect C. Bruce Dellit, who also designed the Anzac Memorial. Dellit was a pioneer of art deco styling in Sydney.

In 1929, he won a design competition for an Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, beating more than 100 other entrants. The building with a striking stepped silhouette, which features the sculptures of Raynor Hoff, was completed in 1934, five years later.

It has been acclaimed as Australia’s finest example of monumental Art Deco architecture.

The Federation bungalow at 8 Malton Rd was built in 1914. It is believed the house was designed and built by local William Nixon.

Kevin Dearlove from Stone Real Estate, Beecroft said the facades of both houses would be restored. The Federation house interiors are also intact and include high skirting boards, picture rails and restored fireplaces.

“There has been heavy consultation with the council and others to ensure that it is a joint

effort to restore rather than rebuild,” Mr Dearlove said.

During the planning stages of the development, the team at Stone Real Estate conducted interviews with local downsizers to find out what they wanted in a home.

Mr Dearlove said the trends were as clear as glass.

“They are looking for brand new, quality living where they can lock up and go,” Mr Dearlove said. “They don’t want to or need to downsize to multi-level apartments — they want boutique-style living in a small community, surrounded by people they know and trust.”

Increasingly, downsizers are not willing to give up the little things that bring joy into their lives.

“They want a garden and pets,” Mr Dearlove said.

This wish list was taken on-board by Stone Real Estate and developer Central Element, both working in tandem on the project.

The boutique complex has 10 dwellings — four semi-detached houses, four garden apartments and two penthouse apartments. All have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and two car spaces. The penthouse apartments have a double-sided lift so each property contains its own foyer entrance.

The buyers guide is in the range of $2.25 million-$2.75 million. Three of the garden apartments have already sold off-the-plan.

“People want to stay in the local area, near the golf club, their networks, the village,” Mr Dearlove said. “This style of development suits them.”

The three-bedroom residences have premium finishes such as timber floors, classic colour schemes and copious storage. Working with Central Element, buyers will be able to customise their new homes.

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