Life at Lothian Street in North Melbourne

Market Insights
5 years ago
3 minutes

The New York-style loft and warehouse residences at Lothian Street bring a new way of living to North Melbourne that is founded on principles of good quality design and innovative thinking.

Typifying everything that Excelon Group stands for as a developer, these residences represent an unwavering commitment to crafting contemporary dwellings for modern buyers in the Melbourne market. 

This low-rise development offers just eight exclusive homes in total. This includes two loft-style apartments, and six three-bedroom townhouses with hints of the majestic charm of old industrial warehouses. To enforce privacy as a determining aspect of life at Lothian Street, all residences have their own street entrances and unique address.


“Our aim was to afford occupants a sense of privacy in a dense urban environment,” commented a spokesperson for the development. “This, to us, is the true luxury of Lothian Street.”

The design of the building, by renowned local architects Kennedy Nolan, intelligently references the history of its surrounds in North Melbourne. Its robust, yet beautifully detailed, brick exterior adds immense character to the area and establishes a new wave of architectural influence that ripples in every direction.

“Lothian Street’s immediate environment is unique in that it’s an island site with street frontage on all four sides,” explained the spokesperson.


The formal and conceptual vision for Lothian Street is supported and refined through fine details and expressive elements, with the combined effect of lifting the architectural fabric to something more than the sum of its parts. The specification of pressed-clay bricks provides a link to the history of the local area, while decorative porcelain tiles, designed and printed locally, nod to the tradition of Arts and Crafts architecture.

Inside the building, the individual residences have been custom-designed to deliver a unique lifestyle that is suitably North Melbourne by nature. To ensure innovation was key in the creation of these domestic environments, interior detailing has been enhanced by collaborations with various local and international designers to introduce a handmade, bespoke quality to the homes.

As a result, the interior spaces feel warm, generous, and distinctly superior, fostering multiple opportunities to look out over the surrounding streets, while enjoying privacy from the urban environment.


Design moments that set Lothian Street apart include a dignified terrazzo benchtop extension, a thoughtful addition to every kitchen with endless practical and aesthetic applications. Another example is the double-height balcony, offering a great extension to the home and a comfortable and attractive lookout to enjoy the open air.

Lothian Street’s location, close to the geographical centre of North Melbourne, combines the inner-city charm and eclectic café culture of one of Melbourne’s oldest suburbs with the exciting promise of urban renewal around one of the city’s newest transport hubs.

Within a ten-minute stroll, residents will reach North Melbourne’s new metro station and Woolworths (both coming soon), various parks including Clayton Reserves and Arden Street Oval, and Errol Street’s vibrant cafe and retail offering.


To reach the CBD, just moments to the south, residents will find a tram stop just one minute from home. From here, the 57 tram reaches the heart of Melbourne in just 12 minutes.

Construction is due to commence shortly with the date set in July this year, and completion is expected for the end of 2019.

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