Howard West, timeless living in West Melbourne

Market Insights
6 years ago
3 minutes

Combining historic character with contemporary townhouses, vibrant West Melbourne is about to welcome the timeless residences of Howard West.

Once a thriving hat factory, the original building that defines this project has been thoughtfully adapted to create a highly exclusive collection of just eight exquisite townhomes.

Developer HC Investments has carefully maintained the heritage character of the building, setting these townhomes behind the building’s original brickwork. Here, the homes are arranged in a traditional English mews-style setting around a secluded courtyard garden.


Explains Tim Jackson of Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, “In every way Howard West is highly considered, from the retention of heritage surrounds to the surrounding landscaped gardens and the carefully detailed residences within.”

A rich and contemporary aesthetic is a ply through Howard West’s interiors, creating homes that are both a surprise and yet perfectly in tune with the surrounding heritage setting.article-image

Each level has been designed to maximise natural light, with flexible open floor plans in the living areas on the ground floor that allow residents to define the way they live.

The grand and impressive kitchens have an entertainer’s needs at their heart, with built-in appliances from Miele including a handy under bench wine fridge. Elegant pendant lighting illuminates the natural stone island bench and sleek cabinetry gives these spaces a crisp and contemporary edge.


Bathrooms are filled with natural textures including the stone wall niche, whilst design touches including Italian feature wall lighting, matt black tapware and the cleverly concealed mirror vanity hit a perfectly sophisticated note. With both a spacious walk-in shower and luxurious freestanding bath, these are spaces crafted for relaxation.

Set on the second or third floors to maximise peace and quiet, bedrooms offer further sanctuary with generous built-in robes and calming ensuites. And here the external timber battens come into play once more to provide shade and privacy.

Each townhouse has its own private rooftop deck. Big enough for outdoor dining, entertaining and even your own herb and vegetable garden, these cocktail-ready spaces offer an escape from the world and deliver impressive panoramic views back to the city skyline.article-image

Making three-floor living effortless each home has its own elevator, all the way from the expansive open basement to the top floor master suite retreat.

Locals love the way West Melbourne combines the best of the past and the present, with characterful industrial buildings brought back to life by great food, coffee, boutique crafts and fashion outlets. All the fresh produce you could carry can be found at nearby Victoria Market. And around the corner is ever-popular Flagstaff Gardens, ideal for a stroll, a picnic or relaxing with a book.


With a unique vibe all of its own, yet a short walking distance to everything that the bustling CBD has to offer, West Melbourne remains one of the city’s truly authentic neighbourhoods. And Howard West is a rare opportunity to own a home in this increasingly sought-after location.

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