FiftyTwo Black Brighton

Domain Review: A bespoke development is built on a vision of elegance

Effortlessly chic

Homes in Melbourne’s most elite bayside suburb, Brighton, regularly set new benchmarks in luxury and style.

However, Fifty Two Black, a new development of just five residences in the coveted Church Street precinct, is on track to elevate Brighton living to an entirely new realm.

In an Australian first, each residence at Fifty Two Black will be exclusively furnished in Ralph Lauren Home when completed early next year.

Designed to appeal to the most discerning of global citizens, everything from bathrobes and framed art to fine china and crystal will be hand-selected and waiting for owners on their arrival.

The high-end development comprises four three-bedroom homes across two levels crowned by a fullfloor penthouse, with prices ranging from $5 million to $9 million.

The residences range from 293 to 490 square metres in total and feature private lift entries, 3.3-metrehigh ceilings, butler’s pantries and expansive outdoor areas of more than 200 square metres. In a mark of the project’s opulence, 10 different types of marble sourced from Italy, Spain and Africa will be used in each home.

Michael Pesochinsky, president of developer PB&Co, says they “wanted to create homes that celebrated luxury living at its finest”.

The Melbourne-based development firm has selected a trio of globally renowned architects and designers to ensure every aspect of living at Fifty Two Black is carefully considered.

Acclaimed Australian architect Nicolas Day is leading the architecture, in association with New York firm Gregory Tuck, while interiors are designed by New Yorkbased Meg Sharpe.

Tuck says a close collaboration with Sharpe – who has been recognised as one of the top 100 designers in the world by Elle Decor – was key to creating a cohesive design.

“From the outset of the design phases, we focused on how best to marry the architecture with the interior design. If one is the body, the other is the clothes, and all of the unique personalisation individuals bring to their self-expression,” he says. “One without the other would be meaningless.”

Drawing on the relaxed sophistication of Brighton, Sharpe says the concept for the interior spaces is effortless elegance.

“The exceptional quality of the materials and furniture will create a sumptuous backdrop for stylish living,” she says.

Each of the residences will reflect a unique take on the rich heritage and enduring elegance of Ralph Lauren Home, evident in the furniture, fine china, crystal, and luxe bed and bath linens that will complete the interiors.

Buyers will be able to select from three distinct interior looks. These include a classic sensibility with darker wood tones and heavier textures, a contemporary look with clean lines, and a relaxed vibe with soft, plush neutrals.

Pesochinsky says initial conversations with buyers have been incredibly positive.

Agent: 1300 275 349

Originally published in Domain Magazine
by Liz McLauchlan