Toorak is not famous for 'electric-blue' gates and the Moonbria building is certainly not your typical 1940's Toorak apartment block.The gate is topped with a dome like structure echoing the buildings Art Deco influences and proudly emblazoned with the name 'Moonbria," Roy Ground's 1941 building masterpiece is a statement of legendary style amidst the Neo-Georgian structures of 'new-builds' that surround it. "Moonbria' is classified Heritage A1.
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'Moonbria' is set around a central courtyard design giving all 21 residences a soul-enriching garden experience. Roy Ground's visionary commitment to 'bringing the outside in', was decades ahead of the established thinking of the time, and secured Roy Grounds as a true visionary amongst his peers. His 'Round House' in Mt. Eliza, the 'Hill Street' property in Toorak, were to varying degrees crafted with this unique vision in mind.
Circular Lift & a Concertina Door.
Roy Grounds wrapped the common stairway at Moonbria around a central circular elevator. He then wrapped the entire stairway in multiple panels of glass so at night the 'shadow-line' of residents walking up the stairs can be clearly seen from the street. Norman Foster's 'Reichstag' building in Berlin eat your heart out!