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  1. 1. 03 South Yarra Social. Where the story begins. In a land not too far away (only 15 minutes drive from the city), you’ll find a rich and storied place where people seem to glide from social engagement to domestic arrangement. Within the cluster of cafes and boutiques, there is a building covered in cascading vines that stands tall above Toorak Road. This is Rockley Gardens, and you’re about to meet its residents as they go about their daily business in South Yarra. Their lives intersect and overlap in fascinating ways that will make you want to immerse yourself in this world. — I N T R O D U C T I O N —
  2. 2. 07 A garden rendezvous. Gossip and greens. Wherever their separate lives take them, Rockley Gardens residents always come together again in the lush green surrounds of the park. Lovingly landscaped by Oculus Landscape Architecture, it provides a picturesque place to meet, retreat and rendezvous. Step beyond the greenery and you just might spot strangers swapping pet stories, best friends sharing secrets, mindfulness gurus whispering affirmations or married couples strolling hand-in-hand, silently appreciating the serenity. The rush and roar of traffic feels a million miles away, and the network of paths within the park provide an inviting portal to the natural world. — L I F E S T Y L E —
  3. 3. 08 09 “His bark is worse than his bite – but his breath, that's completely her fault. She keeps feeding him leftover prosciutto.”
  4. 4. 10 11 “Darling, I’m a little concerned about all the secondhand carbs we’re inhaling with our skinny lattes.”
  5. 5. 12 13 “I feel like such a failure – I’ve been shopping half my life, and I still don’t have a thing to wear.” “Jump into the car, sweetie, we’ve just got enough time to pick up Mummy’s dry cleaning before dropping you off at ballet.”
  6. 6. 14 15 “Her serves are great. Ground strokes, superb. It’s her social faults that keep letting her down.”
  7. 7. 16 “Do you sell zucchini flowers? I need half a dozen to stuff with ricotta as hors-d’oeuvres.”
  8. 8. 19 A chance encounter. The fine art of socialising. Rockley Gardens residents know how to make a memorable entrance, whether it’s at an exhibition opening or a cocktail soirée. The light-filled lobby provides a daily opportunity to practice turning heads, as well as a meeting point for residents and guests. Admiring the sculptural centrepiece, two neighbours might discover that they’ve got multiple friends in common or compare travel stories from exotic destinations. The apartments themselves each feature a private balcony overlooking the garden, city or street that presents endless opportunities for people-watching and neighbourly gossip. — R E S I D E N C E —
  9. 9. 20 2 1 “I suppose a champagne fountain would have been OTT. This is much nicer.”
  10. 10. 22 2 3 “Darling, I’m in the middle of my yogic meditation. I just had to ring and tell you how great enlightenment feels.” “I had to buy the new couch suite, honey. Now that I’m paleo, I take hunting and gathering very seriously.”
  11. 11. 24 25 “Five days a week, I live off canapés at opening nights, so when I’m home, I like to enjoy the simple things, like smoked salmon blinis.”
  12. 12. 26 “I was planning to throw an extravagant party soon, if you’d like another excuse to wear that ostentatious outfit.”
  13. 13. 29 A cultural affair. Secrets from the south-side. As a suburb, South Yarra has always been in a class of its own. They say that you haven’t shopped in Melbourne until you’ve shopped on Chapel Street and that the leafy trees in the Botanic Gardens exhibit a distinct lean towards Toorak Road. Rockley Gardens residents love its sense of community and cosmopolitan character, not to mention its legendary restaurants and café culture. Their lives intertwine and their interests intersect against a backdrop of yoga studios, iconic W-class trams and designer fashion. — L I F E S T Y L E —
  14. 14. 30 31 “I'm pretty sure anyone who likes action movies doesn't get enough action in their real lives.”
  15. 15. 32 3 3 “I know the artist has to feel tortured, but why should I?”
  16. 16. 3 4 35 “The thing I love about this place is the attention to detail. See how the waiter keeps refilling our wine glasses without being asked?”
  17. 17. N O W T H AT YO U H AV E M E T S O M E O F T H E R E S I D E N T S O F R O C K L E Y G A R D E N S , I T ’ S T I M E T O G E T T O K N O W T H E M B E T T E R B Y PAY I N G T H E M A V I S I T. R O C K L E Y G A R D E N S I S A O N E - O F- A - K I N D D E V E L O P M E N T W H E R E N AT U R A L B E A U T Y A N D I N T R I G U I N G C H A R A C T E R S A R E A L L PA R T O F T H E S C E N E R Y. A S E N T W I N E D W I T H S O U T H YA R R A S O C I E T Y A S T H E L U X U R I A N T V I N E S E N T W I N I N G I T S G A R L A N D E D FA C A D E , I T ’ S R E A DY A N D WA I T I N G F O R YO U . ROCKLEYGARDENS.COM.AU ALLOYMTD GROUP (METACORP) ELENBERG FRASER OCULUS CAPITAL PROPERTY MARKETING SINCLAIR BROOK Illustrations by Cassandre Montoriol Designed by Fabio Ongarato Design © 2016 All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior permission of the publisher. This book has been produced by the Vendor for advertising and general information only. The Vendor and its project team do not guarantee, warrant or represent that the information contained within this document is correct. Any interested party should undertake their own enquiries as to the accuracy of this information. The Vendor excludes unequivocally all inferred and implied terms, conditions and warranties arising out of this document and excludes all liability for loss or damage arising there from. Images shown are Artist Impressions and shown for illustrative purposes only. The information contained herein is believed to be current, but is not guaranteed. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. This document is for guidance and does not constitute an offer of contract.