Introducing Nth FITZROY by Milieu

Market Insights
8 years ago
3 minutes

Every now and then, a groundbreaking development bursts on to the scene, bound to turn the concept of apartment living on its head.

Enter Nth FITZROY by Milieu; a boutique 26 apartment complex nestled in the heart of arguably Melbourne’s trendiest inner-city suburb.

The idea for architect Fieldwork was to create a ‘breathable’ complex, that is, one that can adapt to the rhythm of the day. This unique concept is achieved through a cloak of external operable shutters, which open and close, allowing natural air to flow through the space.

That’s in addition to an open-air atrium in the centre of the development, which allows each apartment to have a dual aspect, with ventilation coming from both the north and south.

There are also and a series of shared walkaways and common areas, as well as indoor plants and hanging greenery intertwined across the four levels to create a seamless divide between the outdoors and the interior.

“Our target market is owner-occupiers so liveability is really important to us,” explains Milieu Property’s Michael McCormack.

“We want to go above and beyond, lifting the standard to set us apart from the market.”


Buyers not only have the option of one, two, or three bedroom apartments, but Milieu has collaborated with plant specialists ‘Loose Leaf’ to give residents the opportunity to pick the perfect indoor plants to suit their lifestyle.

Keeping in theme with the environmental undertones of Nth FITZROY, the entire complex has a seven-star energy rating, an increasing priority for buyers looking to reduce their carbon footprint.

But while the exterior is sure to have people talking, the interiors by Flack Studio are just as impressive.

Drawing inspiration from the “joys and rituals of domestic life”, think modern sophistication meets industrial chic, with a colour palette of stark white, greys, black and timber, balanced with polished concrete ceilings.

While for the developers, it was important to use only the finrest quality finishings, such as Smeg appliances and Australian-made fixtures Brodware, which are used throughout each apartment.

As for the location, it doesn’t get much better than the thriving Fitzroy precinct.

Currently on site there is a display gallery, and a Loose Leaf pop-up space, while pop up Saint George Coffee is giving a taste of what residents and neighbours can expect when they occupy the ground floor retail space once the building is completed.


Nth FITZROY is also conveniently situated near Rathdowne and Piedimonte’s villages, while the nearby bustling Brunswick Street has an array of eclectic stores sure to keep shopaholics satisfied.

Boasting more chef hatted restaurants per capita than any other Melbourne suburb, foodies are more than taken care of, with a range of cuisines and cafes within walking distance.

For those keen for a taste of the outdoors, the beautiful Edinburgh Gardens is a short walk up the road, creating the perfect space to exercise and soak in nature.

“It’s a very site specific location. It has three frontages, and is effectively an island site. This means we are able to produce a building the looks fantastic from every angle.” says Mr McCormack.

“We are able to do something special, something that people drive past every day and notice. We wanted to leave something there that complemented the area.”

To learn more about Nth FITZROY, click here.