Boutique development offering the high life - Altum offers a serene sense of space

Market Insights
3 years ago
3 minutes

Nestled amongst an enviable collection of sought-after postcodes including Brighton, Hampton and Sandringham, Highett is quickly emerging as one of Melbourne’s most liveable locations. 

Aptly named Altum - Latin for ‘high’ - this development featuring one and two-bedroom apartments, sits perfectly perched on the corner of Turner Road in the heart of Highett. Marked by a four-storey facade by the acclaimed Ewert Leaf architects, the linear aesthetic combines light, dark and glazed elements. High-end landscape architect MEMLA’s lush design balances the rigid lines of the building with soft, natural elements and greenery that mingles with the facade. 

Eight ground-level apartments feature generously proportioned yet low maintenance courtyards by MEMLA, spanning up to 99sqm. Higher-level homes maximise on the spectacular tree-lined views or the stunning vista of the Melbourne city skyline. 


Altum’s fourth level is split into two luxurious penthouse apartments, each boasting a generous and thoughtfully oriented floorplan. Clearly imagined as the heart of the home, the expansive living and dining spaces form a natural gathering point for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Each bedroom branches down a different side of the apartment for increased privacy. The elegantly appointed master bedroom follows form and functionality; offering a double walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite with the option of a freestanding bathtub. 

The lower level apartments are designed with as much care as the penthouses with all two-bedroom apartments featuring two-bathrooms and premium wool-blend carpeting throughout. Functional, stylish and created to focus on longevity, the kitchen is anchored by a polished central island bench. Adorned in exquisite natural stone, an under-mounted double-bowl sink and an abundance of well-considered storage space, Altum’s kitchen will enhance residents’ day to day lives. 

The light colour scheme is balanced by the darker contrasting elements including an elegant matte black gooseneck sink mixer and black directional over-bench track lighting. Custom grey joinery and white finger tiles complement the premium Bosch appliances. 


Living on the gateway to the Peninsula, this stunning bayside location will immediately draw any newcomer into an idyllic coastal lifestyle. Located only 5km from the beach, Altum residents will never be far from an afternoon of relaxing by the bay. Despite all its natural beauty, the unique locale does not compromise on urban amenities with Westfield Southland only a three-minute drive from the development. Highett also offers easy access to Melbourne CBD; only 30 minutes drive or a short 650m walk to Highett train station where you can board a direct train to the city. 

With this level of design, craftsmanship and convenience on offer, it’s not surprising that Altum apartments have begun selling prior to the exclusive pre-launch event on Thursday 15th of July. Construction has commenced on the project - offering purchasers an added layer of confidence in the development - with residents expected to move in early-2022. 

For more information on Altum’s immaculately crafted homes or the project launch, click here.