A haven of heritage character, natural beauty and enviable lifestyle amenity, charming Kooyong has for decades been regarded as one of Melbourne’s most coveted suburbs. Occupying a prized position at the heart of this tightly-held neighbourhood, Mansard’s location provides the ultimate blend of cosmopolitan vibrancy and suburban tranquillity – moments to world-class dining, boutique retail, beautiful parklands and the CBD.
Discover the feeling of harmony that comes with being completely surrounded by parks. Sir Robert Menzies Reserve is just steps from Mansard, offering a lush off-leash oval for a kick of football or play time with your canine companion. Gardiner’s Creek Trail is also a few moments away for resident cyclists, or stroll over to Kooyong Gardens for leisurely weekend picnics. Established in 1920, Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club is the suburb’s crowning glory, globally renowned as “The Spiritual Home of Tennis in Australia" where the legendary Kooyong Classic is still held yearly.
When it comes to coffee, Kooyong resides within one of Melbourne’s premier cafe districts. Local highlights including Saint Jaxie Cafe, a sunny spot dishing up Asian-inspired breakfasts; Clubhouse, a sleek space by the crew behind Bentwood and Tinker; and Brother’s Keeper, Kooyong’s go-to supplier of artisanal blends. When the sun dips, the area comes to life with sleek wine bars and modern Italian restaurants. Start the night off with a vino at Milton Wine Shop before tucking into fresh pasta and wood fired pizza at Matteo’s down the road.
With Malvern Road in one hand, Glenferrie Road in the other and Toorak Village just a stone’s throw away, residents of Mansard are spoilt for choice when it comes to boutique fashion and fresh food. Browse beautiful wares at Notre Boutique, a lifestyle oasis housing a curated selection of garments, accessories and objects for the home. If you’re hosting a dinner party, a visit to Simon Johnson in Toorak will have you well-stocked with gourmet ingredients, or visit Purple Fig Bakery in Kooyong for an artisan selection of baked goods.
Mansard residents will have some of our country’s finest educational institutions on their doorstep including Lauriston, St Kevin's, Camberwell Grammar and Bialik. For the suburb’s youngest students, St Joseph’s Primary School is a highly regarded option with minutes of the home. Serviced by trams on both Toorak and Glenferrie Road, traversing around Melbourne has never easier, or catch a 13 minute train into the city from nearby Kooyong Station.