Situated just 5 km’s from the Melbourne CBD alongside the winding Yarra River it’s no surprise real estate in Toorak is in high demand. Arguably one of Australia’s most prestigious suburbs, it’s home to some of the most beautiful residential architecture in the country. Hidden behind walls on leafy tree-lined streets are grand old mansions many of which have been in the hands of affluent Melbourne family’s for decades. Whilst these may be in short supply, one Melbourne building company has forged a reputation on building new Toorak homes of equal style and calibre that reflect the classic elegance that has become a Toorak trademark.
The story of Royale Construction began in 1982 when Peter Johnston completed his first home. In the decades following, he built a stellar reputation for delivering homes of exceptional craftsmanship with a personalised service beyond none. Today, the company’s focus is on luxury European inspired homes that meld elements of classic architecture with contemporary features demanded by today’s modern family.
With incredible detail the homes are of course beautiful but more than this the exceptional standards that Royale Construction demand ensures that every home is completed with the absolute highest quality finishes imaginable. In Royale’s pursuit for perfection Peter himself travels the world hand selecting the finest natural materials making demands such as consistency in texture and colour from stone quarries and fabricating fireplaces and other fixtures to Royale’s own exacting standards.
Regular trips to Europe also involve researching new techniques and luxurious details to implement in the latest builds, and working for many years with a consistent team of highly skilled craftsman ensure the company’s outstanding reputation is upheld.
What truly sets Royale Construction apart from other luxury home builders however is their approach – offering a complete ‘turnkey’ service to discerning clients who are seeking a luxury new home in Toorak providing everything from locating the right building site to complete interior fit out inclusive of furnishings.
From an initial meeting Peter will gain a thorough understanding of the client’s requirement. Royale Construction will then handle the entire process which can include seeking out the best site for the client using their intimate knowledge of Melbourne’s inner-eastern suburbs and their close relationships with the area’s key real estate professionals. These relationships allow Royale access to some of the finest addresses in the area, often before they hit the open market. Having selected the ideal site, the company can negotiate the purchase, coordinate all approvals, remove any existing buildings and prepare the site for the new home.
Along with construction of the home Royale’s complete interior design service ensures that the overall styling and ambiance is consistent and matches the quality standards of the rest of the home. Like the materials that go into the construction of the home, interior fittings and fixtures are sourced from the best available worldwide. To complete the turnkey approach, Royale’s interior designer Tanya Johnston goes as far as furnishing the home, often with imported French or Italian furniture, so that when the keys are handed over to the client they are truly entering a fully completed luxury European style home.
Royale Construction retains their unparalleled reputation by only taking on a select number of projects per year allowing them to engage their most trusted building teams and tradespeople, guaranteeing the same consummate quality in each home they build. Also priding themselves on their transparency clients are provided with a definitive project cost that will not later include expensive surprises. With their turnkey approach that alleviates all the hassles and time that is often involved in the building process and delivering exceptional luxury homes, Royale Construction really is the Toorak builder of choice.
One of Royale’s recently completed Toorak luxury homes features on the cover of our current edition of Melbourne Custom Homes. See more from Toorak’s premier luxury home builder, Royale Construction here.