Often, apartment developments in inner-city suburbs appeal to downsizers or first home buyers looking to move closer to the city.
However, a contemporary new development in Northcote is bucking that trend, attracting people who work and live in the CBD, and want to remain close to the city’s epicentre, but are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle.
“Usually what we see is buyers coming in towards Northcote and Clifton Hill, but this is a little bit different, what we’re seeing is people living in the city coming out, it’s quite unique,” explains Cameron Yates from Pace Development Group.
It comes as little surprise why even the staunchest supporters of city living are choosing “Pace of Northcote” to call home; the location in one of Melbourne’s trendiest inner-city suburbs is second-to-none, the quality of the structure is exceptional, and you’d be hard pressed finding a spot with a better standard of living.
“It’s the architecture, the high level of finishes, and all the little things we do as a standard feature in a Pace Development that you don’t have to upgrade for, that’s what sets Pace of Northcote apart,” Mr Yates says.
It was important for Pace, in conjunction with Cera Stribley Architects, to construct a building that fitted into the landscape of the thriving Northcote scene.
That explains the industrial feel of the exterior, with exposed structural grid elements and metal cladding, effortlessly fused with descending plants and greenery, creating a sophisticated blend of warehouse-chic meets modern elegance.
The touch of greenery is practical too, adding natural shade and insulation to the apartments, therefore making each dwelling more energy efficient by reducing the need for heating and cooling.
Its just one of a number of eco-friendly measures used throughout to help improve the building’s green footprint, therefore ensuring a sustainable project for many years to come.
“Pace Development constructs developments that are six-star energy rating and above, it’s not only important for our branding, but its very important to the locals in Northcote,” explains Mr Yates.
The truly unique aspect about Pace of Northcote is the ever-changing facade: a shutter system allows natural light to flood each apartment, or alternatively, can be closed for more privacy, while the plants will grow, adapt, and change with the seasons.
Buyers have the option of a one or two bedroom apartment, with interior designers ‘We Are Huntly’ decking out every inch with only the finest quality finishings, and providing residents with the choice of a dark or light colour scheme.
Whitewashed oak floors run throughout the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area, while plush wool carpets are found in the bedrooms, which also come with built-in or walk-in wardrobes.
Each apartment also opens up to an expansive balcony, creating the ultimate entertainment space to enjoy the city skyline views.
As for location, Northcote is a hive of activity, established in its own right as one of Melbourne’s most exciting suburbs.
Pace of Northcote is on the corner of High Street and Beavers Road, in the heart of the suburb’s village-like atmosphere, surrounded by top cafes, restaurants, boutiques and eclectic stores.
“Just a two minute walk away is Northcote Plaza, and then you’ve got all of the strip shops and there’s an eclectic bunch that cater to everyone,” Mr Yates concludes.
Construction on Pace of Northcote has already started, click here for more information.