88 Cambridge Street – artful beauty in Collingwood

Market Insights
6 years ago
3 minutes

Collingwood’s latest residential addition, 88 Cambridge St, is a prime example of what happens when a developer with true vision teams up with an architectural innovator who shares it.

Leading developer Centreland Group chose internationally-renowned architectural practice Elenberg Fraser to help create a graceful building with the ageless principles of Chinese philosophy at its heart. Physically, the building is inspired by the Huangshan Mountain, with its vertical and terraced forms that appear to cascade level by level down to the street, changing in materials and textures along the way.

Interiors are elegantly calm, with spacious open plan living areas finished with a palette of natural materials. Extensive glazing allows light to flood in and illuminate the contemporary styling of these homes.


Particular attention has been paid to the craftsmanship of joinery and textured surfaces that tend more towards nature than man-made. Carved forms, fluted glass detailing and brass trims all speak to this sentiment.

There is nothing uniform about the kitchens here, with rich material detailing, stone, fluted surfaces and organic tapware. Functionally intelligent, these spaces somehow feel more like an extension to the living areas, something regular entertainers will be drawn to.

Lovers of a genuine indoor-outdoor lifestyle will appreciate the scale of the outdoor terraces which flow seamlessly from the interiors. There is space to relax, entertain and enjoy the views across the leafy neighbourhood’s rooftops.

Bathrooms continue the sense of calm drawn from nature with more natural materials, white colour palette and brass detailing.

Wellbeing and social engagement are also a focus – downstairs you’ll find a retail and cafe space so you can hang out or grab a coffee on the way to work. There’s also an integrated pocket park that will grow and help ensure the community within the building connects with the community surrounding it.article-image

On the rooftop terrace, landscaped edible food gardens provide sustenance and a place to relax, connect and socialise with neighbours. There’s a rooftop cinema, plenty of seating and dining spots plus a stylish residents’ private dining room to make every gathering a special occasion. It’s from this elevated vantage point that residents can enjoy sweeping city views.

88 Cambridge St couldn’t be better positioned to take advantage of both Collingwood’s energetic and eclectic neighbourhood and immediate access to the CBD.

Just a short walk through Fitzroy Gardens takes you to everything Melbourne’s vibrant city has to offer. But it’s surely the character of surrounding Collingwood, with its sought-after inner-urban location and creative undercurrent, that will attract buyers. The ever-changing mix of cafes, bars, galleries, designer boutiques and awarded restaurants within minutes of these homes will make them all the more desirable.

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