Piccolo House – Piccolo Office

Our homes carry our family name in every way. They are a testament to our passion, our commitment to quality and our vision to create exceptional homes where people love to live.

Piccolo has been a family company for half a century. Michael’s parents, Mima and Martin, founded the family business, building homes in suburban Melbourne. Having grown up with the family business, Michael took what he learned from his parents to evolve the company into the industry leading developer it is today.

Five decades on, with an award-winning portfolio of extraordinary homes,our ambition to be better is stronger than ever. We’re constantly deepening our understanding of how to create truly exceptional homes that stand the test of time – from considering the finest details to how they connect to their surrounds and form authentic communities.

The Piccolo team

Michael Piccolo is proud to continue representing his family’s values of craftsmanship, quality and an enduring commitment to the resident. This has been true from the very beginning and will be carried into the future.

Piccolo is constantly expanding to include our longstanding team members, and most importantly, the people that trust us to create their homes. Their futures. Their legacies.

Piccolo has created a Penthouse Office for an exciting future at the top of Piccolo House, South Melbourne. Bearing the attention to detail and considered elements that are the hallmarks of a Piccolo project – it’s the epitome of the Piccolo ethos.

Our people

Michael Piccolo

Michael Piccolo

Managing Director


“When you build homes for people you become very close to them – you’re building their dream and bringing that to life. Even as we grow, I have always been determined not to lose that focus on our relationship with the Piccolo resident.”

Michael has evolved Piccolo into an industry-leading, award-winning boutique property developer and continues to set new standards of living. Backed by a team of dedicated and talented individuals who share his unwavering attention to detail and passion for beautiful design, Michael is driven to create spaces that inspire and homes people love to live in. By prioritising quality and architectural integrity above all else, he continues to redefine both beauty and luxury in Melbourne.

Michael carries the Piccolo name in every way and his imprint is on every aspect of the business. Though deeply passionate about design, he also closely oversees the planning and construction processes, guiding his team toward exceptional outcomes.

Delivering on every promise he makes, Michael personally hands over the keys to every new Piccolo home. He has built a strong sense of trust with his clients and a longstanding reputation for creating exceptional, timeless buildings beloved by residents and communities.

For Michael, Piccolo is his legacy and his life’s work.

Gaby Cilia

Gaby Cilia

Business Manager

After 16 years with Piccolo, Gaby not only lives the Piccolo values and vision, she’s been passionately involved in developing them.

Though Gaby is involved in almost every aspect of Piccolo, these days she is focused on our build-to-rent offering at Piccolo House, liaising with agents and tenants alike to deliver ongoing, personalised service. Having played an important role in Piccolo’s past, Gaby is vital in positioning Piccolo for the future.

Ola Hensworth

Ola Hensworth

Chief Financial Officer

Ola has worked with Piccolo for 17 years. As CFO, she knows how to offer exceptional accounting and client services in the property development sector – and in true Piccolo style goes above and beyond in pursuit of excellence.

Ola came to Piccolo with considerable skill and experience in accounting and finance and has continued to set a high bar within the industry. She is heavily involved in Piccolo’s business strategy and has helped drive the direction and success of Piccolo. Sharing the Piccolo values for authenticity, collaboration and integrity, as well as our commitment to creating something special, Ola has been pivotal in enhancing the lives of Piccolo’s residents.

Toby Earle

Toby Earle

Development Director

Having worked with Piccolo for more than 17 years, our Development Director Toby has extensive international architectural experience and an in-depth knowledge of the industry, which is always a win for our residents.

Toby manages consultants and builders to ensure our vision is shared by every person who touches a Piccolo project. He continues to strive toward good design outcomes, driven to deliver the highest quality design and create exceptional homes that enrich lives.

Michael Bradshaw

Michael Bradshaw

Project Manager

With a focus on quality control, Michael is responsible for the practically indiscernible, highly considered details that underpin every Piccolo project. For the past six years, he has overseen everything from construction through to craftsmanship to ensure we maintain the same standards of perfection.

This pursuit of perfection, together with Michael’s easy relationships with the project team and purchasers, makes the entire Piccolo journey a smooth, seamless experience. You can find Michael on site day in, day out, building personal relationships with all of Piccolo’s stakeholders and ensuring the team exceeds buyer expectations.

Lauren Robinson

Lauren Robinson

Administrator & Bookkeeper

With nearly 15 years of accounting experience, Lauren has a diverse portfolio and a comprehensive understanding of financial practices. She has an array of responsibilities that range from bookkeeping and administrating to managing the office at Piccolo House. Agile, adaptable and determined to uphold the Piccolo standards every day, Lauren is a valued member of the Piccolo team.

Piccolo Initiatives – Homes for Homes


Piccolo is proud to support Homes for Homes, an independent, not-for-profit Australian organisation seeking to end homelessness.

Since 2015, Homes for Homes has been raising the funds needed to establish more affordable housing in Australia by engaging community leaders and homeowners during the sale and re-sale of properties.

With Homes for Homes, a small 0.1% contribution from the sale or rent of a property translates into much-needed housing in Victoria. The organisation has already contributed to building 36 apartments in St Kilda, which now provide at-risk pregnant women access to temporary accommodation and support services from the Royal Women’s Hospital and Launch Housing.

Piccolo is delighted to have forged an ongoing relationship with Homes for Homes. To support the charity, we are committed to donating 0.1% of the sale price of every new home we sell from our Gore Street development. These funds will be used by Homes for Homes to address homelessness specifically in the City of Yarra.

We look forward to helping them achieve their goal of creating a better quality of life for marginalised members of our community and those living below the poverty line.

Watch this short video from Homes for Homes to learn more about the impact of their work.