Introducing Trio Residences

Market Insights
7 years ago
3 minutes

Tucked away in the eastern suburbs, Laburnum is neighbouring Box Hill and Blackburn’s discreet little sister, much quieter and less-assuming than its adjoining counterparts.

And that’s the way the residents of Laburnum like it, a little piece of quiet in an otherwise bustling Melbourne pocket, filled with leafy streets, gum-trees and a village like atmosphere.

With this being said, it wouldn’t make sense for developers to stampede through and build a huge, towering apartment-complex.

That’s why a boutique, new development ‘Trio’ is the perfect blend between filling a gap in the market and catering to the aesthetic of the community.

“With all of the gum trees, you could be anywhere in Melbourne,” explains Knight Frank Director, Daniel Cashen.

“It started out as a little sub-pocket of Blackburn, but has evolved into an aspirational suburb within the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It’s really difficult to purchase real estate here.”

As the name suggests, Trio is a collection of three, low-rise, boutique residences, nestled within a picturesque acre of Laburnum, designed by leading architects DKO Architecture.

“The street itself is quiet and residential, and although it is a project that has 98 apartments in it, it’s very subtle and residential in nature, if you look from the street it will look like townhouses rather than apartments,” Mr Cashen says.

The eye-catching facade is made up of a series of sharp lines and contrasting textures such as timber panel screens and splashes of black; the result is a blend of futuristic design meets modern elegance.


Jesse Linardi, Design Director of DKO Architecture describes Trio as “incorporating elements to create a residential village feel, whilst also looking to encourage a strong sense of community for the residents of the development.” 

The timber entry arbour helps give some insight into the grandeur found inside, where the building is designed to capture every last drop of light.

Buyers have the option of a one, two or three bedroom apartment across the six levels.

The upper-floors connect through to a private balcony with sweeping views, the timber screens seamlessly blend the natural surrounds as you soak up the tranquil gardens, while the ground floor and first-floor residences open up to lush, private terraces.

Every aspect is only of the highest quality, think timber floorboard, stone bench tops, Miele appliances, and an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area.


“It’s really well-designed so there is no wasted space here, so although you might be buying a 65 square metre apartment, it will feel like 70, so it’s great value at the same time,” Mr Cashen says.

It wouldn’t be an apartment complex without some sort of communal aspect; the main shared area is filled with plush couches and dining tables and comes with a barbecue, and outdoor kitchen, to allow residents to catch up over a coffee or a meal and unwind.

An on-site gym allows you to work up a sweat without having to leave the precinct.

Trio is just a short walk away from all of the action in Box Hill, where you can find a shopping centre, highly-sought after restaurants and cafes, and top educational institutes.

While there are a number of public transport options connecting you through to wherever you need to go, whether that’s the city, just 19 minutes away, or one of the surrounding suburbs via the train, tram or bus.

For more information about this exciting new development, click here.