The rare opportunity to live in an exclusive residence designed by Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors (RMA) has arrived with their Hampden project; designed and delivered by RMA.

Multi-award-winning firm Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors presents the possibility to live in one of nine residences located in the coveted postcode of Melbourne’s Armadale. Hampden by RMA offers the design discerning a chance to experience the hallmarks of their practice: authentic, intuitive design, quality materials and a home that’s intrinsically connected to its location. 

Immersing purchasers in the complete RMA experience, Hampden provides the option to live within a Rob Mills exclusive design. Clients can expect an entirely bespoke process, from the first sketch, selecting individual finishes in each space, to the final handover. “Living in the building as the architect, I’m going to bump into everyone, so unless the building is spot-on I’m going to know about it,” Rob says. “Nothing is being substituted we’ve worked closely with a fantastic builder to execute the RMA team’s design,” Rob adds.

These premium apartments perfect the art of living well. Be it through a seven-star energy rating, wellness principles embedded in the design or the spacious, sun-filled interiors, Hampden by RMA taps into the firm’s mission to strive for the exceptional.

Construction is nearing completion and ready for move in July 2023. Three of the nine apartments are available for purchase. 

Architect Rob Mills conceptualises great living. Be it in his former home in Armadale or the Ocean House in Lorne, each project reflects an aspirational location and living experience, to a superior standard of design. “I want to be able to bring the same level of care to the apartments, Hampden by RMA, that we bring to the individual residences we create, that I’ve created for years,” Rob says. “Hampden allows me to do this.”

RMA is a holistic practice, combining architecture, interiors styling, branding, and marketing, project management and construction administration under the same roof. This in-house procurement allows the design integrity throughout the construction process, while delicately balancing the design vision.

“It has taken me many years to achieve this level of living and building. It’s an absolute privilege.”


– Architect Rob Mills

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The nine residences reveal signature Rob Mills accents; arched openings, curvaceous motifs, and natural materials. Each apartment features an expansive kitchen, dining and living space, two large bedrooms with ensuites and built-in robes, as well as a primary suite complete with a walk-in robe and ensuite. As in his former home, Rob has prioritised healthy living, specifying organic and low-VOC paints and glues and optimising natural light within.

One of the apartments in Hampden will be Rob’s own home, so naturally, the architect is attuned to the locale’s character. “I am very careful where I choose to live. I want to avoid commuting and I want to walk to great coffee. The position is essential,” says Rob. The world-famous Lune Croissanterie has recently opened across the road along with boutique village grocer Leaf Store, renowned for its range of organic products and artisanal pantry items from all corners of the globe. 

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RMA has prioritised healthy living, specifying organic and low-VOC paints and glues and optimising natural light within.

“Hampden’s architecture is unique; it looks different, and it has a rich history of architecture embedded within the design,” Rob says. “It’s gentle; it’s peaceful; Hampden couldn’t have been created anywhere else. It truly reflects the environment that it sits within.” Rob is also not shy to admit the area’s close proximity to Melbourne’s best cafes, fashion, and schools. “It’s a privilege to be given the opportunity to build on this great land,” he says. “That privilege needs to be respected.” 

Across all nine residences within Hampden, RMA has continued their globally-recognised tradition of designing luxurious places to call home. Hampden unveils the firm’s commitment to the entire design process from beginning to end, asserting an unparalleled apartment experience in Melbourne.

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