Orchard Piper

Orchard Piper's Luke McKie discusses the shift to the owner-occupier market

For almost ten years, Melbourne-based Orchard Piper has been developing boutique projects targeted at a very niche owner-occupier market. Working exclusively with Jolson Architecture, their projects are generally comprised of around 10 residences, all with a gross realisation of around $40 million in tightly held inner-ring suburbs. With the now sustained trend in the property market toward the owner occupier and drop off of international...

What it takes to deliver Melbourne's latest $20 million penthouse

Apartments of this ilk are not a common occurrence across Melbourne. Offered the opportunity to visit Orchard Piper 's freshly completed penthouse atop their Washington Street development in Toorak, Urban Melbourne jumped at the chance to view what is now Melbourne's newest entrant in the ultra-luxury apartment living stakes. Urban Melbourne was guided through the development by Orchard Piper 's Luke McKie, who along with Rick Gronow spearhead...

Orchard Piper in focus

Melbourne architectural developer Orchard Piper is about to commence demolition on the site for their Washington Street project, which would see the creation of one of Toorak’s most luxurious apartment developments featuring a $15 million Penthouse covered last year on Urban Melbourne. Washington Street. Image courtesy Orchard Piper Washington Street presents as a unique apartment offering, a project that for Orchard Piper represents a...

Return of the luxury penthouse

Some pizazz has re-entered the top end of the Melbourne apartment market with a handful of penthouse offerings jostling to take centre stage. Far from the investor-driven stock of Melbourne's CBD towers, two current projects are showing their wares in the pedigree stakes. Perhaps a sign of South Yarra's still exceptional pulling power, the two current projects are located within the locality maintaining differing but spectacular penthouses on...