Hawthorn is one of the most affluent and influential suburbs of Melbourne. Only 6km east of Melbourne’s CBD it has become known for its diversity of cafes and restaurants. There are also great shopping options on Glenferrie Road, and it is close to some of Melbourne’s best schools (including Scotch College). Transport options are also fantastic, with a range of train, tram and bus opportunities.
The architecture in Hawthorn includes grand Victorian and Federation style homes to modern apartments and student accommodation around Swinburne University. We have helped update or transform many beautiful Victorian homes using plantation shutters, roman blinds and blockout curtains. Folding Arm awnings have also been popular to extend living spaces to they can be used all year round. All of these options are available with motorisation for the ultimate convenience.
To discuss how we can help you transform your Hawthorn home, visit our showroom at 159 Martin Street, Brighton or give us a call on (03) 9596 2335 or request a free measure and quote.
Hawthorn Local Knowledge
Located 6km from the CBD, Hawthorn has transitioned from its heritage as a suburb only for the wealthy into a typically modern mix of old and new residential opportunities. The average age of Hawthorn residents is 32 years old.
What do locals love about Hawthorn?
Families love the choice of schools and leafy parks; city workers love the proximity to the CBD. The many retails strips offer a great weekend destination to grab a coffee at Axil or Medthodist and catch up with friends.
The proximity to freeways offers a convenient exit for weekend escapes to Victoria’s fantastic beaches and wine country.
Main streets and precincts
The main shopping strip in Hawthorn is Glenferrie Road. All major banks as well as two supermarkets, chain and specialty shops can be found here. Other shops are located in Church Street, Auburn Road, at the corner of Glenferie Road and Riversdale Road and at the corner of Auburn and Riversdale Roads.
Quality restaurants abound in Hawthorn offering various types of cuisine owing to the presence of a multicultural mix of residents. Hotels and nightclubs are also available.
Did you know?
The name Hawthorn, gazetted in 1840 as “Hawthorne”, is thought to have originated from a conversation involving Charles La Trobe, who commented that the native shrubs looked like flowering Hawthorn bushes.
For a FREE measure and quote to see which window furnishings would best suit your home, give Nicholls a call on (03) 9596 2335 to arrange an appointment.
Building or Renovating in Hawthorn?
Nicholls Interiors offer a fully coordinated interiors service consisting of a large range of quality custom made products including:
- Curtains & Drapes
- Sheer Curtains
- Blackout Curtains
- Cellular Blinds
- Motorised blinds
- Motorisation/ Home Automation
- Bedheads, Bedspreads, Bedding
Established in 1920, we offer unrivalled service and quality plus expert advice for 100 years.
Our showroom offers full size blind, awning, curtain and drape displays to assist in the decision-making process. We also have thousands of fabric sample hangers and we can bring some of these hangers with us to your consultation for convenience.
Contact us for an obligation free measure and quote phone 03 9596 2335