New residential project Pakington offers a boutique array of cosmopolitan residences in St Kilda’s exclusive leafy east end.
Comprising just 18 residences, Pakington is a contemporary collection of one and two bedroom apartments with architecture by multi-disciplinary firm Amnon Weber. Their 26 years in the residential sector has resulted in Pakington’s architectural confidence and smart apartment floorplans.
Brought about through the use of brickwork and Coreten oxidised steel, cascading with lush plants, the building makes a bold statement that is at the same time sensitive to the surrounding heritage Victorian terraces and townhouses.
These contemporary apartments have a fresh appeal throughout, thanks to a considered selection of materials and finishes and are clearly tailored to the St Kilda audience. Effortless, honest living is on the cards here.
Open plan interiors have an urban look created by high, exposed concrete ceilings and expansive glazing for plenty of natural light. Elegant track lighting and herringbone timber floors give these spaces even more of a sense of light and warmth. These spaces connect to outdoor living areas, where punctuated metal balustrades allow light and air in yet provide the right amount of privacy.
Both owner occupiers and investors alike will be impressed by the versatile and stylish kitchens, fitted with a built-in Smeg electric oven and gas cooktop, Fisher & Paykel dish drawer, Caesarstone bench tops and splashbacks complemented by brushed brass fittings and tapware.
There’s more attention to detail in the luxurious bathrooms, with an elegantly functional space created from Carrara hexagonal mosaic tiling, Streamline Axus tapware and showerware and Duomo wall lighting. Open shelving and mirrored cabinetry combine to let you display or hide whatever you want for a perfectly soothing retreat.
Pakington is located just minutes from the heart of vibrant St Kilda, with Prahran and Balaclava right next door. The seemingly endless supply of quick eats and award-winning restaurants along Carlisle, Chapel, Fitzroy and Acland Streets draws the weekend visitor, whilst popular haunts include The Dick Whittington, Finn Cafe, Hanna, Monk Bodhi Dharma and Dr Jekyll.
A big plus for the many young professionals who rate the area highly is the easy connectivity here. Trams to the CBD and beyond are close at hand along Chapel Street, St Kilda Road and Balaclava Road, whilst Balaclava train station is just a five-minute walk.
Grab the sea breeze with a walk along St. Kilda beach a short tram ride away, head to the local Botanical Garden for a picnic with friends or tap into the area’s renowned nightlife and live music scene – there’s plenty of local talk about the area’s easy walkability and it’s clearly a genuine bonus.
Perfectly capturing the neighbourhood’s aesthetic, Pakington delivers an elegant simplicity with every design decision geared towards a contemporary lifestyle. For more information or to enquire about Pakington Apartments, click here.