Duet set to make its mark on Bentleigh East’s stage

Market Insights
8 years ago
2 minutes

These days, apartment developments need more than just a convenient location to pique the interest of buyers.

It must contain the amenities to make the complex a community and a home for its residents, rather than merely a place to live.

‘Duet’ in Melbourne’s Bentleigh East ticks all of the right boxes in that its ideally located near schools, cafes, shops and the CBD.

It also contains features that are integral in creating a sense of community and belonging for those who decide to call it home.

With Bruce Henderson Architects at the helm, and landscaping by Papworth Davies, the result is a sophisticated development designed to allow effortless and low-maintenance living.

Castran Gilbert’s Michael Lang says the development’s unique selling point is the attention to detail.

“The level of detail is exceptional, yet the affordability has remained,” says Mr Lang.


The striking, cutting-edge facade gives some insight in to what’s in store inside.

Divided in to two sections, ‘Mona’ has three levels with 48 apartments; meanwhile ‘Laurel’ contains the same amount of dwellings spread across five levels.

The interior is decked out with engineered timber floors, premium Smeg appliances and an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area that connects through to substantial entertaining terraces, many of which contain panoramic views of the city skyline.

A warm colour palette of beige, white and black sets the tone for a homely and comfortable environment.

As for the features that make an apartment complex a community, Duet has exclusive access to a residents’ lounge and a gym, as well as secure car parking.


While a number of cafes, restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

For those keen for a hit on the green, Huntingdale Golf Clubs, Yarra Yarra, Metropolitan and Commonwealth courses are nearby.

But if you’d prefer to sun yourself on one of Melbourne’s beaches, there’s that option too, along with an array of public transport options including the Bentleigh train station and Monash Freeway for quick access to the CBD.

Mr Lang says the main buyer demographic will be "owner occupiers, with some young couples, and also empty nesters or downsizers from within the immediate area”.

It’s expected to be completed by December 2017.

To learn more about calling Duet home, click here.