Picturesque and well-established, Malvern seizes all the best aspects of suburban and urban living to present a truly harmonious way of life. Where a vibrant cultural scene and world-class amenity is met with sprawling greenery and abundant natural beauty, there is something for everyone in this sought-after enclave – with Contour placed at the heart of it all.
When it comes to stocking your pantry or purchasing household essentials, Malvern is a haven of handy supermarkets, shopping centres and gourmet grocery spots. From the plentiful variety of Coles to the one-of-a-kind ingredients at Saint Lawrence Real Foods, residents will be spoilt for choice on their weekly food shop. Malvern Central is also within walking distance of Contour, housing a David Jones alongside butchers, green grocers, bakeries and boutiques.
One of Melbourne’s premier retail strips, High Street Armadale, is also just 1.5km from Contour. Here, a world-class fashion selection is at your fingertips including the likes of Scanlan Theodore, ECO D., Gorman, Acne Studios and Dion Lee. You’ll also find a host of bakeries and providores producing artisan goods, with love. For styling your new abode, Malvern is home to numerous homewares stores including Norsu Interiors, Mondocherry and Established for Design.
Start your day off with a bite of something scrumptious at one of Malvern’s many coffee spots and bakeries. Just a three minute walk from Contour, Fergus is the closest cafe to home – a bustling eatery known for its artisanal coffee blends and hearty brunch classics. For something sweeter, Millstone Patisserie is just a stones throw away – a colourful French-style bakery by ex-MasterChef contestant Alice Wright.
Serving up aesthetically-pleasing brunches, Winter Cafe is also just a couple of minutes away, or head to Master of None for a cosy vibe. When the sun dips, Malvern is home to some of Melbourne’s most stylish wine bars, boasting many a cellar to explore and many a menu to peruse. From Riserva’s Pan-European selection to Tom Pockett Cellars’ small-batch offering, spend your weekends refining your wine palette and indulging the senses.
Within arms reach of some of Melbourne’s finest facilities, Contour’s residents are conveniently placed when it comes to taking care of their health. 500m from your doorstep, Cabrini Malvern is a 508-bed acute care hospital offering an extensive range of services including paediatrics, pathology, day procedures and emergency care. The not-for-profit healthcare service supports education and research in order to continually improve the quality of care, while educating tomorrow’s health professionals.
For rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul, Willow Urban Retreat is also close by, a holistic wellness centre offering everything from massage, yoga and skincare treatments to a nutritious wholefoods cafe. For meditation, yoga and pilates classes within an uplifting setting, Happy Melon is another nearby wellness sanctuary passionate about helping you improve your wellbeing while achieving fitness goals.
Just a five-minute walk from your doorstep, Viva Street Reserve is a lush oasis dotted with mature European trees and tall palms. Glendearg Tennis Club is also mere steps from home, perfect for social matches, nestled in a leafy setting. Stroll 1km down Wattletree Road and you’ll find one of Melbourne’s most sublime retreats – Central Park.
Central Park hosts various sporting amenities, a heritage-listed conservatory, community events and more. Further east, Darling Park presents a peaceful place to unwind amongst picturesque flora and the native fauna of Gardiner’s Creek. Or head to the historic Hedgeley Dene Gardens for a leisurely lakeside picnic surrounded by well-preserved foliage.
Malvern and its surrounding suburbs are world-renowned for their impressive role call of scholarly offerings, with Contour placed at the heart of it all. Here, the very best of the private and catholic school sectors are on your doorstep along with acclaimed universities and early learning centres.
Serviced by both the No.5 tram and Malvern Station, getting from A to B is a breeze from your new home at Contour. The No.5 tram makes its way up Dandenong Road, St Kilda Road and terminates at Flinders Street Station. Malvern Station is also just over a kilometre from home for an easy journey to South Yarra, Richmond and the CBD.