Malvern East is a great example of Melbourne’s traditional suburbs responding well to the cultural change towards luxurious apartment living, with Hedgeley set to raise the game.
This collection of one, two and three bedroom homes designed by residential maestros SJB shows just what can be achieved in a contemporary apartment – and how Melbourne’s suburbs are fast becoming the showcase for true apartment living. Amazingly, every single apartment here has its own individual floorplan.
The carefully crafted exterior architecture enables Hedgeley to effortlessly fit into the surrounding tree-lined streets. The building has been deliberately kept low-rise, with a multi-faceted facade of gentle curves.
These homes are aimed squarely at owner occupiers looking for a premium residence packed with details such as timber floors, wool carpets, natural stone and an overall calming palette. All of these are evident in the open plan living areas that are flooded with light thanks to the floor to ceiling glazing.
Kitchens feature elegant benchtops and splashbacks, with an available upgrade for natural stone finishes, whilst top quality energy efficient appliances by Miele provide the perfect opportunity to fire up the flavours.
The power of a perfectly design and positioned island bench can make or break a home and here we’re pleased with the way they’re used to connect the kitchen with the dining and living areas.
Beyond the homes themselves, Hedgeley’s defining communal space is the lush atrium garden. This central oasis provides the perfect spot to relax or catch up with envious friends. It cleverly provides the surrounding apartments with a natural green view and year-round colour, evoking a sense of traditional internal European courtyards.
There’s more greenery up on the roof, with a spectacular garden terrace. Comprising a number of unique seating and dining spaces, this is the spot to spend weekends and entertain on special occasions (or any occasion, frankly). With design and planting by landscape architect of the moment, Jack Merlo, we love the level of detail in this contemporary green rooftop, mixing natural elements like stone and timber to create a truly calming environment.
Plant species will blend with what can be found in the area but the focus is on a contemporary design. The palette features timbers, natural stone and other natural materials.
Hedgeley also racks up a number of premium amenities including a private cinema, gym, resident’s lounge and dining facilities, all of which add further layers of lifestyle luxury.
At ground level, Hedgeley will help add new life to the surrounding neighbourhood, with the provision for numerous retail and business spaces along the street. This will have the effect, as we see elsewhere, of creating a real sense of community within and around the building.
Malvern East has long been a popular spot for families and young professionals who want the idyllic Melbourne suburb lifestyle and a pleasant commute. In fact, the transport checklist includes buses, trams and trains, with the Malvern East train station just a 4 min walk away.
Developers Little Projects are no strangers to the premium apartment landscape and it’s clear these homes, set on the former Dairy Bell Ice Cream Factory site, will be the kind of residential building that sets a new standard in the neighbourhood.
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