GURNER™ continues luxury homes focus with launch of exclusive wellness-focused Armadale mansions

24 August 2023

Multi-billion-dollar property and lifestyle developer GURNER™ has continued its push into luxury home builds, unveiling five ultra-luxury mega mansions inspired by the spectacular homes of Los Angeles.

The GURNER™ luxury builds will take customisation to a whole new level, working with a select group of buyers to fully customise their own homes.

The $35 million Huntingtower Place – located on the highly sought-after Huntingtower Road in Armadale – represents the next evolution of GURNER™ Boutique, a bespoke design, development and construction business for high-end freestanding and medium-density homes.

Drawing on California’s reputation as the golden state, and designed by Wolveridge Architects alongside the GURNER™ Design House, Huntingtower Place’s palatial residences bring together relaxed yet luxurious palettes, softer tones, natural colours and an abundance of natural light, with seamless links between indoor and outdoor, clean geometry and lush greenery, all with double-height windows, open floorplans and flawless craftsmanship.

The crown jewel of the soon-to-launch boutique project is The Mansion – a 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom no-expenses-spared ultra-luxury 1000sqm plus residence, with an asking price around $14.5 – 15.5 million depending on the options.

Soaring north-facing 6m high windows and ceilings complement the stunning light fixtures and wraparound views of the Los Angeles-inspired greenery and outdoor entertainment area of The Mansion.

The Mansion aims to deliver a new level of luxury to the Melbourne market, with features including:

  • 6m high ceilings in north-facing living room
  • Sunken pool
  • Underwater glass from your pool to a private wellness gym and sanctuary, designed by the team behind Saint Haven
  • Custom garage
  • Sunken indoor and outdoor lounge areas
  • Private chipping and putting green
  • Private bar and library area
  • Executive study and retreat
  • 18m long kitchen and butler’s pantry
  • 150sqm master bedroom with
    o A private living space
    o Fireplace
    o Large custom wardrobe
    o Indoor double shower and bath
    o Outdoor private spa and shower

The boutique builds will offer unprecedented access to GURNER™ Design House design director Simon Brugaletta, who brings nearly two decades of experience to the team, and who has worked internationally for practices in Milan, Malta and Hangzhou, China.

Simon is joined by general manager of design Alex Fin as well as interior stylist Erminia Lastretto, whose in-house expertise allows for a unique aesthetic at each site, complementing the internationally inspired residences, bespoke townhomes and luxury single dwellings in Australia, reaffirming GURNERS design driven ethos.

The custom builds began as a passion project for founder and CEO Tim Gurner, who has designed a number of multi-million-dollar homes for a select group of clientele over the years – while continuing to deliver landmark billion-dollar residential and mixed-use ventures alongside hospitality, wellness and hotels. He retains a hands on engagement in the design and delivery of each boutique home.

The boutique project is slated to launch in September, with the group aiming to deliver 6 – 8 boutique developments per year.

Prices range between $5.5 million – $15.5 million at Huntingtower Place, with the ability to design bespoke residences equating to a size range of 300sqm – 1000sqm.

With two homes already sold to existing GURNER™ clients, the project is expected to sell out very quickly.

Quotes attributable to Gurner Group founder and CEO Tim Gurner

“The Mansion at Huntingtower Place has been a dream of mine for a long time – the inspiration struck when I saw an incredible home in Los Angeles many years ago, and wanted to take it even further.

“It’s a very unique opportunity for buyers – they can be involved with the enjoyable part, designing their home, then leave the delivery to us. Anyone who has built their own home knows how difficult the process is, so our buyers get to do all the fun parts then leave the rest to our team.

“We have then used that inspiration to take these homes to another level, with five north-facing residences that capture the essence of a mansion at a slightly smaller scale.

“The Mansion has been designed to be Melbourne’s best custom home, offering everything a mega mansion would offer but in a more useable and realistic size and price point for the market.

“The lucky purchaser of this home will get to work with me and our incredible GURNER™ design house to design their very own custom home.

“Designing homes has always been a personal passion of mine, and I am really looking forward to delivering something absolutely amazing to one of the most sought-after pockets of Melbourne.

“Our Boutique projects will deliver the same ultra-luxury inclusions, aesthetic and detail as our record- breaking penthouses – which have continued to push the boundaries of what is possible in the apartment market – at a freestanding and medium density level.

“Under the GURNER™ Boutique banner, we are in the unique position to explore areas of luxury design and architecture at a different and more bespoke scale than in some of our larger projects. We look forward to diversifying this aspect of the business and delivering more developments in this bespoke space.

“After creating a few dream homes for friends and family, I was motivated to bring this unique design perspective and level of luxury to GURNER™ projects. I look forward to exploring my passion for luxury homes and design whilst delivering something truly special to Huntingtower Road.

Quotes attributable to GURNER™ Boutique General Manager Brooke Formosa

“ GURNER™ Boutique is solely focused on creating the luxury home of your dreams. In collaboration with our team of architects and interior design masterminds, every detail of each residence has been carefully considered to deliver your perfect sanctuary.

“ It is GURNER™ Boutique’s vision to bring standout developments to life with breathtaking design, exquisite materials, finishes and features. We’re proud to be bringing this concept to life at Huntingtower Place.

“ This project is just the beginning of GURNER™ Boutique’s incredible journey. We anticipate that the Boutique arm of the business will only continue to grow and diversify, with the group well on track to deliver 6 – 8 boutique developments per year.