Melbourne’s hidden gem – Alke, Oakleigh

Market Insights
6 years ago
4 minutes

Alke is a new apartment development bursting onto the scene in Oakleigh, named fittingly after the Greek goddess of strength and courage. Modest in scale but exciting in design, Alke is a contemporary enhancement to the rapidly-evolving and gentrifying suburb.

Alke is made up of three buildings, each comprising between 14-45 apartments. A variety of one, two and three bedroom apartments is available including terrace homes, garden loft residences and three bedroom penthouse apartments.

article-imageDesigned by SJB, one of Melbourne's most prestigious architecture firms, Alke’s outward design is bold and dramatic, featuring a trending combination of sculptural curves and strong lines. Textural layering of traditional timber and brick at street level creates an intriguing visual impact on the neighbourhood, while still fitting in with the tree-lined environment of Atherton Road.

When the building’s own cafe doesn’t satisfy your adventurousness, venture into the hidden heart of Oakleigh, home to Melbourne’s most authentic and evocative cluster of European cafes, restaurants and produce stores with all the life and colour of a Mediterranean town. Just a 5 minute stroll from Alke, the soul of the suburb is Eaton Mall, the beating heart of Greek culture within Melbourne.

article-imageOther benefits of living in Oakleigh include Oakleigh Central Shopping Centre, home to enough shops to keep you busy all afternoon. For a full day of shopping, you’ll find Chadstone Shopping Centre just a 5 minute drive away. And being just 13km from Melbourne CBD, you’ll find yourself in the heart of the city with even more shopping possibilities in just 25 minutes if you take the train.

Residents of Alke will also be close to Monash University, just a 7 minute drive away, as well as a number of renowned private and public schools.

article-imageLocal property enterprise Pellicano has a stellar reputation for excellence that spans over 50 years. Leading the development and construction for Alke, their meticulous attention to detail is the foundation for a high-quality and highly modern project that is attracting well-deserved attention throughout Oakleigh and among Melburnians further afield.
Open the door to your apartment and you will be welcomed by natural light spilling through floor-to-ceiling windows and illuminating the room. During the summer, when you need solace away from the sun, built-in shade screens will keep the area cool and invite lacy shadows to decorate the room.

article-imageThe living space’s neutral palette, composed of oak timber floorboards and a grey and white themed kitchen, is the ideal canvas upon which to craft your personalised picture of apartment living. A private balcony will be yours to decorate as well, seamlessly connected to your living room for the ideal indoor-outdoor living experience.

The kitchen is equipped with the latest Asko appliances and ample storage space to satisfy the most demanding chef. Meticulously-crafted cabinetry elevates the design while a recessed breakfast bar defines modern functionality.

In your bedroom, relax in bed and soak up stunning views across Melbourne’s city skyline and gorgeous suburbs. And if you haven’t the time to completely relax, you can still enjoy the vista as a backdrop to your productivity while in the bedroom’s small study nook.

The bedroom’s design echoes the living room with light, open and comfortably contemporary interiors. On-trend neutral and subtle shades form a sophisticated base just waiting for you to create a home that is distinctively yours.

article-image Your morning routine is made effortless with a superbly modern robe and an ensuite bathroom that features an indulgent walk-in rainforest shower. Porcelain tiles, interesting mosaic shapes and ultra-chic black tapware will ensure your day always begins with inspiring sophistication.

Beyond the bounds of your apartment lies a whole host of benefits of living at Alke, starting with the tranquil, landscaped gardens at level one. Your clandestine retreat will be there whenever you need to escape from the world. If what you seek is the company of others, make your way down to the ground floor where you will find a cafe, your second home when it comes to enjoying a cup of coffee with friends.

One bedroom apartments start from $447,000, two bedrooms from $562,000 and three bedrooms from $970,000. Alke will be completed and ready for occupation by early 2019.

For more information or to enquire about Alke, click here.