The Record – A new tale in South Melbourne’s story

Market Insights
7 years ago
2 minutes

Local history doesn’t get much richer than South Melbourne and new boutique project The Record is set to add a new story.

The 1882 heritage-listed building, formerly the home of South Melbourne newspaper The Record, is restored and integrated into these timelessly luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Anyone who knows the area will be aware of the vibrant village lifestyle on offer. Treasure your historic address in one of Melbourne’s founding suburbs, Emerald Hill. A short walk along unchanged Victorian streets takes you to the boutique shopping and eateries around Clarendon and Coventry Streets, and the iconic South Melbourne Markets with iconic fresh food produce and stalls. 


The façade of the new architecture has been design to thoughtfully sit back from the original historic building, resulting in an apartment building that feels both contemporary and traditional and blends with the tree-lined streetscape.

Boutique is the key word with The Record, and it’s not hard to see why buyers have been local owner occupiers thus far. There are 32 apartments within the development comprising a selection of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Clients have also had opportunities to customise unique floorpans and spaces.

Apartments have secure car parking and external balconies — entertain inside and out thanks to the design of these highly liveable spaces.


Old meets new with The Record’s interior design, created with a choice of light or dark schemes each with a classic colour palette. These feature natural timbers, white porcelain tiling and luxurious carpets. A wide range of floorplans are brought to life by carefully-selected textures and material combinations, such as living areas that feature timber engineered flooring beneath an exposed concrete roof.

Luxury continues in the kitchens, with many having island benches. Reconstituted stone benchtops in grey or white connect with marbled porcelain splashbacks. The latest Miele appliances include a stainless-steel gas cooktop, concealed rangehood, oven and semi-integrated dishwasher, complemented by an integrated Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer.

A walk-in shower and large tiles in neutral tones combine to create a calming sense of space, with storage discreetly taken care of behind mirrored vanity cabinets.


This slice of vibrant living is ideally located in a quiet spot amongst the classic sophistication and culture of South Melbourne’s eclectic retail, eateries and galleries. You can walk to the city, Flinders Street is just 1.5km away and the beach is 2.7km — hop on the tram and you’re there.

With 1 bedroom apartment available at $599,000, 2 bedrooms from $625,000 and the top floor 3 bedroom residence priced at $1.35m, construction of The Record is already underway and completion is anticipated in mid-2017.

For more information on The Record, or to enquire, click here. Inspection is by appointment.