222 Buckley lands at Essendon

Market Insights
7 years ago
3 minutes

This boutique apartment development comprises just 25 residences, in a low-rise building that tops out at only four levels in keeping with Essendon’s human-scale streetscapes.

Just 10km from Melbourne CBD, Essendon is very much proud of its historic architectural charm, with an abundance of the old Victorian and Edwardian frontages still on show. So new apartment developments like 222 Buckley are taking the smart approach to fitting in.

This boutique apartment development comprises just 25 residences, in a low-rise building that tops out at only four levels in keeping with Essendon’s human-scale streetscapes. 


The task of creating 222 Buckley’s luxurious two bedroom apartments was charged to renowned architects, The Silver Arc. And from the considered exterior of carefully combined materials, it’s clear these apartments will appeal to anyone with an eye for elegance.

The Silver Arc have ensured premium finishes are abundant throughout, from timber laminate flooring in the living areas to the latest fixtures and fittings. Thought has clearly been given to the way a modern home is used. 

How do you keep a busy kitchen ready for action? Storage, and there’s plenty here. A clever blend of cupboards, drawers and open shelving in contrasting finishes means there’s a space for everything, including those things you want to have on display. 

We like the simplicity of the smart mirrored splash back, which has a double benefit – maintaining a clean, modern feel and also helping maximise the sense of space. Built-in appliances include a Bosch oven, gas stove top and a handy dispensing fridge, with the selection of bold and sophisticated tapware adding the perfect finishing touch. There’s plenty of light and warmth to 222 Buckley’s kitchens, so entertaining is definitely on the cards.

Leading from the open plan living spaces, private balcony areas are nicely defined by the perforated steel balustrades – a signature features of the building’s facade – that provide privacy whilst maintaining a free-flow of light and ventilation. Another smart touch we love, these features are also included on certain bedroom juliet balconies, allowing you to further open up your home to the fresh air.

There’s further convenience thanks to the allocation of at least one car park for each apartment, and of course spaces for bikes as we’d expect in these sustainability-conscious times.

Let’s talk about the location. If you’re a fan of a lazy Sunday breakfast, simply pop downstairs to the Buckley Corner Cafe, or stroll a block or two for a wide selection of Essendon’s top coffee spots and cool eateries including Squires Loft, St Martha’s Cafe and Alice.

Essendon has that perfect combination of greenery and urban amenity that attracts the smart buyer and investor. When you can walk to all the shops and cafes you’ll ever need in one direction, or head to the peace and tranquility of the Maribyrnong river trail in the other, you start to see why this sought-after inner city location continues to grow in popularity.

There’s also a wealth of education on offer here, with seven of the area’s leading schools, colleges and universities within a 20 minute drive.

With the chance to score a contemporary residence ideally positioned for a quick CBD commute (Essendon Station is a 10 minute walk away), 222 Buckley is the kind of residential project this sharp suburb is becoming known for.


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