Providing something unique to the heart of Kensington’s vivacious centre, Lt Hardiman Lofts present a host of forward-thinking, contemporary residences in an optimal location.
Carefully crafted by Pitch Architecture + Development, this series of two and three bedroom townhouses, apartments and lofts are expertly created to honour the area’s historical lineage, while adhering to the modern day. The warehouse-style design wonderfully achieves this — magnificently mixing New York-style design with the heritage of Kensington.
This brings something inherently different to one of Melbourne’s liveliest and most exciting suburbs. The collaboration with celebrated landscape designer Jack Merlo only accentuates this aspect. With both teams’ knowledge of Melbourne and years of expertise, the beautiful warehouse design was born, with nature intrinsically interwoven into the philosophy.
The lower form of the building is adorned with beautiful brickwork, while the primary façade is formed through magical motifs of the same material. Beyond this deep red exterior lies an atrium of lavishly luscious landscape design.
Despite the striking beautiful façade, this atrium is one of the most notable parts of the site. At ground level is a communal arrangement of gardens — the perfect space to relax or catch up with friends. The maple trees and climber plants fill this verdant arena and extend to the top of the building, providing a grand opening and giving the residences an abundance of natural light.
Prospective owners have a range of options when choosing a home at Lt Hardiman Lofts. The townhouses, apartments and lofts are all spacious, light-filled, contemporary and come with a selection of colour schemes. Marble finishes, oak timber flooring, terrazzo tiles and adjustable track lighting are found throughout, with opulent Miele appliances, integrated fridges and freezers forming the kitchens.
But, each residence has its own distinctive charm designed to cater to a variety of buyers, from couples and young families to professionals and downsizers.
On the ground level, the townhouses are specifically designed for flexibility and feature dual entrances in an open-plan setup. Lt Hardiman Lofts’ iconic brick arches contribute heavily to these residences, as owners can walk in straight off the street, through these arches and into their own homes.
The townhouses can also double up as home offices, offering something different to the adjoining open plan living rooms. The double-height balconies on Macaulay Rd emphasise the arched façade, while those facing Lt Hardiman St can enjoy a host of natural light that beams through double-height internal living spaces.
Above, the apartments provide contemporary living solutions ideal for a younger and professional demographic. Perforated kitchen walls act as an interchangeable display, while shelving is achieved via an ingenious peg system — all of which are designed to create a feeling of extra space.
These residences span the building to enable cross ventilation, which flows through a generous living, kitchen and dining area. The master bedrooms and ensuites bring an element of luxuriousness to these spaces.
Featuring double or three-storey spaces and rooftops with sweeping vistas of the city, the lofts are the pinnacle of Kensington living. These homes are, once again, all open plan, designed to create a sense of harmony amongst expansive surrounds. The rooftop terraces provide the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining with friends — or transform it into a private garden for you and your family.
Step out and discover the host of amenity, green spaces and connectivity Kensington is renowned for. A home at Lt Hardiman lofts puts you right at the heart of this activity, where all of life’s needs are effortlessly met.
The multicultural flavours of Melbourne are strongly seen throughout the streets of this inner-city suburb, so whether you’re craving an aromatic bowl of laksa, indulgent tacos, classic pizza or the vibrant flavours of Mexico, there’s something to satisfy any palate.
If cooking at home is more your style, then around the corner from your front door are FoodWorks and Woolworths, alongside an array of specialty grocers with international hard-to-finds — including Asian grocery store KFL Supermarket.
Just a short walk away is an array of parks and recreational areas perfect for a wander through tree-topped canopies, a summer’s picnic or a leisurely jog in the morning. For something bigger, try Melbourne’s expansive Royal Park.
Lt Hardiman lofts places you just 4km from the bustling city centre, and a host of transport options are on hand to whisk you there in a matter of minutes. These transport links will only be improved in the future with the impending Arden urban renewal project, which will add a new transport hub to accompany an increase of approximately 34,000 jobs and 15,000 residents by 2051.