We’re thinking of buying in Toorak, or a neighboring suburb, with the intention of building a brand new luxury home - how can Aristacon help?

Aristacon would initiate some informal discussions to help establish what your end goals might be such as: where you’re thinking of buying, when, what sort of budget you had in mind for the purchase of the land/property and most importantly what type of home you are ultimately seeking to build.

Through our intimate knowledge of the area and our expert network of professional real estate agents, we would then seek appropriate parcels of land, providing you with the relevant information from a builder/developer point of view, to help you make an informed decision regarding your purchase.

Are some parts of Toorak better than others?

Toorak retains the title as the most expensive suburb in Victoria, encapsulating a mix of the most affluent and influential members of the business and political worlds, together with families enjoying close proximity to quality schooling and infrastructure. Like any suburb, it has parts of it that are generally considered better than others. Of course, this is purely subjective and to a large extent, does come down to personal opinion. If you’d care for our local, expert opinion - we’d welcome the opportunity. Simply contact us for a chat.

Do you have any advice in helping locate an appropriate parcel of land/home?

Generally, land/homes located on busy main roads, steep sites, and close proximity to freeways, as well as many other nuisances, should be avoided. Other things to consider, which may not be so obvious, are established trees, heritage overlays, power poles and the end of T-intersections! We at Aristacon pride ourselves on our ability to contribute immense value to this aspect of your process – talk to us before you buy.

Is there anything in particular that we should be wary of when looking to buy in Toorak or a neighboring suburb?

There are many things, however of particular significance is the fact that Toorak does tend to have many restrictive covenants placed on parcels of land. These can for example forbid the building of a two storey home or building two dwellings on one site. This can extend to restrictions on specified finishings such as roof and even types of bricks! Our authority in this very delicate area will ensure you the very best guidance towards making the best decisions.

We are thinking of knocking down and rebuilding – how can Aristacon help?

Have a chat, meet on site, discuss your requirements, timing, budgets, topography of the land, neighours, what’s happening in the area, what can or can’t be done, an initial assessment and general feedback.

If you wish to proceed any further, we can prepare a detailed preliminary property report which covers all the factual items and a feature survey of the land, and a design concept together with a preliminary estimate once we have met with our architects. There is a cost associated with this. The preliminary property report is yours to keep, however concept designs and preliminary estimates remain the property of Aristacon and are under strict copyright rules.

How long does the design process take before readiness to build?

It typically takes up to 6 months to prepare detailed documentation and preparedness to build. This critical and detailed stage depends on a variety of factors that require experience and professionalism to orchestrate with efficiency. Extenuating factors such as town planning requirements and measures can contribute to extending this period if required.

What questions should I ask to help me choose the right builder?

How long has the builder been in business? Are they registered as a ‘Domestic Builder’ with an ‘Unlimited License’ you can check online here.

Have they ever been involved in a building dispute? What type of construction contracts do they use? How can they save you money while maintaining design integrity? What is the nature of their warranty insurance? How long do their homes typically take to build? How long does their maintenance period extend?

My wife and I expect the best in every aspect of our lives. How will Aristacon deliver to our high standards?

At Aristacon, we pride ourselves on being great communicators. We start sharing knowledge and solutions at the site acquisition stage so that you know you are informed at all times. The only way to be certain of an incredible outcome is if we can co-ordinate your project from the planning stage to execution of the final construction.

You will know that you are guided by an expert who can manage your project from day one, navigating through any challenges that may arise. This is how we get results that exceed expectations. We collaborate with you closely and manage all the aspects of your job, ensuring that every detail is up to standard.


Get your dream home project off to the best start by discussing your needs in detail with a personalised consultation.

We pride ourselves on our personal, client focused approach and this begins with a no-obligation consultation where you can expect the following:

Discuss exactly what you need.

Explore your budget and advise what you can expect from your money.

Get an idea of your timeline expectations and availability.

Discuss any ideas you have and how they fit with your budget.

Formulate a plan to move forward.