ICD's You & I

Market Insights
8 years ago
3 minutes

Standing proudly along one of Melbourne’s most iconic streetscapes is ICD Property’s first completed apartment development, YOU & I.

Located at 450 Smith Street, Collingwood, ICD Property unveils its interpretation of contemporary apartment living through the delivery of 63 apartments designed by Orbit Solutions.

ICD Property Director of Operations and Development Manager, Sal Quah, said the team is thrilled to deliver its first project in its expansive development portfolio, with each set to become its own icon.

“We’ve had a busy few years and pleased to see all of our efforts come to life through the completion of YOU & I where buyers have been quick to recognize our vision in creating developments that contribute to Australia’s urban fabric.

“YOU & I is just one chapter completed of the ICD Property story with a series of developments underway including Eq. Tower that is on track for completion this year and our latest collaborative project, Maple in Hawthorn, with Melbourne developer, ANGLE completely sold,” said Quah.

The developer has been one of the first to recognise the potential of this emerging suburb with Smith Street today considered a hub for some of Melbourne’s best restaurants, cafes, boutique shops and retail outlets.

“The building represents one of the suburb’s largest residential gentrification projects along the famed Smith Street shopping strip, and we are pleased to breathe new life into this emerging Melbourne suburb.

“Considered as one of Melbourne’s most exciting and highly coveted new lifestyle precincts, its little surprise the response we have received in the project from buyers and the local Collingwood community alike,” said Quah.

With Collingwood once famed for its local artisan residents during the 60s, 70s and 80s, Quah added that the team ensured the best collaborators were engaged to design a development that would contribute to Collingwood’s unique character.

YOU & I has integrated a selection of artworks from local Melbourne artist, Steve Rosendale, turning what is often a stagnant façade into a visual platform that gentrifies the streetscape and embraces the inner-suburb’s eclectic and artistic history.

Rosendale has created five custom larger-than-life stencil-style artworks which today adorn the façades, referencing the retro and underground cinematic culture that was once synonymous for the area.

Rising seven levels, the now fully sold apartments feature soft, neutral interiors with quality fittings and finishes used throughout with buyers offered a selection of either light or dark colour palette.

Kitchens feature beautiful stone benchtops and Miele appliances as the light-filled apartment feature generous ceiling heights. The bathrooms feature concealed in-wall cistern and chevron-patterned tiling that offer a modern, contemporary feel.

Residents will also enjoy access to the communal terrace located on level three of the development which opens out and boasts views of the dynamic Smith Street. 

Sustainability has been considered and will also be serviced from the terrace area via a grey water harvesting system and solar panels that contribute to the building’s energy to reduce hot water bills.

At the base of the building, prime retail space, fronting the dynamic street, has been reserved for a potential café or restaurant space to be occupied.

The building is serviced by an entry lobby that greets guests home along with basement car parking.