21 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn Inspired by modernist architect Le Corbusier


Created for the Hawthorn of today, 21 Riversdale Road respects the local setting whilst embracing modern design. Ewert Leaf Architects have designed a series of beautifully refined residences, marrying the integrity of bold materials with the subtlety and quality of genuine craftsmanship. They have genuinely paired form with function.

Residents will enjoy the prestige of Hawthorn, with the convenience of Richmond. Located only moments from the hustle and bustle of Swan Street, it is also only a stone’s throw from the Yarra River and Fairview park. Situated on the high side of Riversdale Road, the upper levels enjoy stunning views of the Melbourne city skyline.

Available are a selection of one, two and three bedroom residences that are practical, light-filled and of generous proportion.


Raw + refined

We believe in the power of great buildings to enhance the character of a street. At 21 Riversdale Road we’ve designed a true architectural statement — one that respects the craftsmanship of its traditional neighbours, but is also unashamedly modern. It marries thoughtful materials with smart design thinking.

Our choices of concrete and reclaimed timber are more than just beautiful materials. They’ve been chosen for their robustness, and for the ways they improve and patinate as they age. These are timeless materials that transcend fashion, and are a small insight to our greater commitment to quality, integrity and leaving a positive legacy.

The apartment balconies, lined with dark brickwork, are seemingly carved from a singular concrete form, breaking up the building’s visual mass. Their recycled timber soffits and the vertical timber battens of their balustrades serve to soften the impact of the harder materials. As the timber silvers, the building will further settle into its surroundings, echoing the mature trees of the streetscape.

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Form meets function

Light is central to the design concept of 21 Riversdale Road. A single central-spine corridor is bathed in light via a full height window through the first and second storeys, while a void allows for natural airflow into the lobby and corridors.

In the larger apartments, we’ve taken advantage of generous terraces and balconies to blur the threshold between inside and out. Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows have been installed, which slide back onto each other in a ‘stacked’ formation, helping airflow and making those apartments feel even larger.

High-end slimline finishes, detailing and signature lighting pieces by Alex Earl ensure these common spaces are far from utilitarian. From Signorino marble benchtops and oak flooring, to custom-designed wardrobe cabinetry and locally designed lights, every element contributes to the whole aesthetic, creating great-looking homes that are a joy to live in.

These residences have as much storage as you could ask for. Joinery is carefully designed to suit each apartment, including the selection of robust, smooth, soft-close hinges and drawer sliders.

We collaborate with the best

On all of our projects we collaborate with the best in the industry; from hand-made lighting manufacturer Alex Earl to the finest Italian marble importer, Signorino. They are like-minded individuals and businesses who share our vision, work ethic and principles in order to develop exceptional ideas and deliver above standard products.

You can read more about our collaborators here.


Locally focused landscaping

Paired with the architecture, the landscape at 21 Riversdale Road presents a unique Australian form. Working with Landscape Architect John Patrick, the development offers a locally focused planting scheme that complements its neighbourhood, bringing balance to the street, while also contributing to the building’s design.

We believe landscaping is integral to any successful design. That’s why we engage with Melbourne’s best landscape designers early in the piece, ensuring our developments suit our buyers, and are sympathetic to their surroundings.


At home in Hawthorn

Situated on the high side of Riversdale Road, these apartments are on the cusp of Richmond, moments from its hustle and bustle, but with parks and the Yarra just across the road. A short stroll down the hill takes you to the tranquil Fairview Park on the banks of the Yarra.

Those great Hawthorn cafes you know and love are a few minutes walk away, or you can take the tram right from your doorstep straight to the dining and nightlife of Richmond and the CBD. Shopping, health services, schools, and community spaces are all just moments away.

This location is a pivot point between east and south, with all the convenience and culture you’d expect from great inner-city living.


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