South Yarra Neighbourhood Guide

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South Yarra is an affluent leafy suburb about 4kms south east of the CBD. It’s popular shopping precincts include Chapel Street, Toorak Road and Commercial Road. Spread across a 5km radius, South Yarra is sprawling with lush parks and green spaces.The food culture of South Yarra has a heavy european influence, as does the architecture, shopping and overall lifestyle of the suburb. 

The median house price in South Yarra is $2,380,000 and median unit price $560,000.

Historic mansions associated with notable Melbourne families, including Como House (1847), Richmond House (1859), Barwon (1881), Airlie House and Raveloe, both on Domain Road.  Other grand homes include Fairbairn, named after the family who inhabited the house, and Poolman house, located next door. Although there are contemporary homes and apartments in South Yarra, a popular theme in terms of property is a period home with a modern extension and/or renovation.


Contemporary renovation on a classic Victorian residence.

Contemporary renovation on a classic Victorian residence.

Victorian Terrace Housing is also popular within South Yarra, single, double and triple story. As is Art-Deco, ‘Hollywood Hills’ type apartment buildings, many of which located around the streets overlooking the Yarra River, such as Alexandra Avenue.



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The Beverly Hills apartments on Alexandra Avenue.



South Yarra is in close proximity of some of Melbourne’s most prestigious schools.

Melbourne High School          Melbourne Girls Grammar          Christ Church Grammar          Wesley College          South Yarra Primary School


Melbourne High School, an elite school for boys showcasing classic Victorian architecture.

Melbourne High School, an elite school for boys known for its strong academic reputation.

A defining feature of South Yarra, particularly in comparison to other inner city neighbourhoods, is the abundance of Parks and landscape architecture. With the Royal Botanic Gardens, Fawkner Park, Rockley Gardens and Como Gardens, South Yarra locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor places to relax.

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens.

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Como House.

Where the locals eat…

The Stables of Como Cafe located on the grounds of the historic Como House

Tall Timber Melbourne Breakfast Institution

Entrecôte Parisian inspired steakhouse and cafe


Interior at Entrecôte.

Dining Room at Entrecôte.

France-Soir Cosy, authentic parisian restaurant

Bacash Modern, upmarket seafood restaurant

Burch and purchese Sweet studio with a focus on decadent cakes and pastries

Tivoli Road Bakery Landmark bakery


Burch and Purchase Sweet Studio.

Burch and Purchase Sweet Studio.

Where the locals shop…

Le LouvreOne of the longest surviving luxury boutiques in the world, Le Louvre is a must-visit for women of all ages. Housing Balmain, Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Victoria Beckham and more, this 90-year history space is a unique fusion of fashion, art and design.

Scanlan and Theodore – Australian designer with high end staples, as well as seasonal statement pieces. 

Green with Envy – Stocking international and local designers, along with Nicholas, the store’s in house line.

Zimmerman  – Australian Powerhouse High End Label.



Le Lourve.

Le Lourve.




On the Market 

33 Motherwell Street

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4 Bed + 2 Bath + 2 OSP
Auction 26th May, 12:00pm
Carla Fetter & Andrew McCan – Jellis Craig Stonningtom


The Penthouse/20 Chambers Street, South Yarra VIC 3141

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3 bed + 1 bath + 1 OSP
EOI Closing 15th May at 5:00pm
Ross Savas, Steven Rode & Jamie Mi – Kay & Burton


If you would like a confidential, obligation free discussion regarding these properties or property in the South Yarra area please contact Nicole Jacobs (0411 296 225 or

At Nicole Jacobs Property we pride ourselves on the research and strategy that goes into planning for any purchase. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss how you may buy this property, or others available both on and off market.

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