Residence East delivers the Mont Albert lifestyle

Market Insights
7 years ago
3 minutes

Mont Albert in Melbourne’s inner east is a leafy, established suburb many have had on their desirable list for some time. And a new apartment development, Residence East, is about to make contemporary apartment living available in this prestigious green spot.

Residence East offers homes that are almost a cross between a spacious townhouse and a luxurious apartment. This curated collection of one, two and three bedroom residences are unique in every design sense, fitting perfectly into the surrounding streets in Melbourne’s residential green belt. Even the facades are set back from the street for a truly homely feel.

Developers Virgate Property Group pride themselves on creating considered spaces, and if you’re looking for proof of their approach in this world of sameness, consider this: No two apartments are alike.


It’s great to see an architect apply some smart, big development thinking to a boutique project, and for Virgate, bringing renowned Bruce Henderson Architects on board has paid dividends. Their 40 years experience in residential and apartment design is apparent in every detail.

Inside, these homes are carefully styled by award-winning SJB Interiors. They’ve provided a sophisticated backdrop for you to add your own touch, with living areas that are light and bright thanks to expansive windows.

Love having guests around? We can’t see that being a problem thanks to the contemporary kitchen that combines the functional with the beautiful. Large bench areas — including an island bench to gather around — are topped with stone to look great and last longer. There’s plenty of storage too, with cabinetry and under bench cupboards to keep everything in check. Fixtures are high quality stainless steel.

Let’s talk bathrooms. At Residence East they feature a spacious walk-in shower that you might just fall in love with. Luxuriously large tiling gives the room a calmness we always look for in a bathroom, and the designers have used the stylish design trick of a hanging stone vanity that frees up floor space, making the whole room appear more open. You won’t have to fight over the mirror, either, with large mirrored storage to minimise clutter.

It’s almost a prerequisite these days to have a floorplan that seamlessly connects indoor spaces with any outdoor balcony areas, and it’s done perfectly here. With some apartments coming with large concertina doors that move out of the way and open up living areas to the secluded garden terraces, making entertaining and relaxing part of daily life. It’s almost like removing the whole wall. 

Those terraces are also elegantly appointed to create the kind of space most homes would be lucky to have. Hard to believe they’re planned around a low maintenance approach, ensuring they look great with minimum effort.

With all of the neighbouring suburban greenery and village appeal, Mont Albert is not resting on its laurels. You’ll be surrounded by some of the best high end eateries in Melbourne thanks to the growing local foodie scene. Plan on making delicious spots like The Penny Drop or Mister + Miss Café your new weekend favourites.

Old yet new, prestigious yet friendly, Mont Albert has all the ingredients of a classic Melbourne suburb — and Residence East will land you right in the middle of it.

Find out more and enquire about Residence East here  

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