Come home to a vibrant inner-city community at Millhouse

Market Insights
2 years ago
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During its prime, the Kinnears Ropeworks Factory was a sprawling manufacturing complex and a vibrant community hub. Today, the site has been reinvented as Millhouse - a contemporary residential development offering 95 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and townhomes as part of a master-planned community filled with neighbourly charm. 


Located in the heart of vibrant Footscray, Millhouse residents will be welcomed into boutique homes that are part of a curated, master-planned inner-city community; offering the best of both worlds. Ropeworks is the master-planned precinct - thoughtfully designed to offer a diverse mix of facilities and urban amenities. As this precinct continues to expand, a range of new and exciting retailers and cafes will provide the Millhouse community with everything they could want right at their doorsteps. 

Within this larger precinct are five levels of residences forming a charming, village-style neighbourhood that puts its people first. Communal spaces, including a rooftop garden and a stunning lobby, visually connect the original red-brick facade to the warm and inviting interiors. The design is characterised by a palette of textural brickworks, stone and timber to create a refined interpretation of the original site’s industrial aesthetic.

Balancing its historic roots, Millhouse’s design also looks to the future. The development features dedicated co-working zones that can be used as home offices. Elegant and practical, these spaces will let residents work from home without ever blurring the lines between work and home. 


Millhouse residences are spectacular in every right thanks to the industry-acclaimed Hayball architects. Marrying form with practicality, the overall design is more versatile than prescriptive; open plan and airy layouts invite residents to inject their personalities into the built space.

Living and dining areas feature timber flooring underfoot with plush carpets in the bedrooms. A low maintenance kitchen with a reconstituted stone benchtop and matte splashback is complemented by a suite of premium European appliances that will make meal preparation a breeze.  

Throughout these homes, a palette of crisp whites offset the warm timber accents. Available in either a light or dark tone, the natural hues extend from the floor to the joinery to create a relaxing ambience. The result is a home that is as equipped for blissful solitude as a lively dinner party. 

Millhouse is truly a modern community with a historic soul - with the added advantage of a vibrant locale just outside. 

For more information on the one, two and three-bedroom apartments or townhomes available at Millhouse click here.