Stylish Fitzroy living at Estilo

Market Insights
7 years ago
3 minutes
Fitting new apartment developments into treasured suburbs has proven to be a prized skill for any contemporary architect. With Estilo, Stoll Long Architecture have added to the Fitzroy landscape effortlessly.
For their collection of 30 one, two and three bedroom residences Stoll Long have taken the notion of classic urban refinement and added a modern edge focused on the kind of craftsmanship that built this neighbourhood.
The building’s facades utilise a selection of materials and structural textures that break up the overall form. Combined with the inclusion of a retail space on the ground floor, this helps Estilo slot into the surrounding architecture perfectly.
Step inside and the apartments boast a range of simple materials that just work perfectly together. From the timber flooring to the stone bench tops, there’s an understated style here that is just naturally welcoming. The interior schemes are neutral in tone, perfect for a modern home.
Whilst floor to ceiling windows may be the new norm, it’s always great to see them integrated into a home in a way that maximises the flow of natural light into those all-important living areas. In this case the shear height of the ceilings – from 2.7m to 3m – can’t be overlooked either, adding further space and light. 
From the living areas these homes open out onto spacious terraces for a spot of outdoor dining or relaxing on the weekend. We’re pretty sure anyone lucky enough to secure one of the upper level apartments will be smitten with the views, whether they be of the CBD or Fitzroy’s surrounding mural-friendly streets.
From both a functional and aesthetic perspective, kitchens have clearly been designed to make both entertaining and everyday meal preparation simple. With a perfect combination of closed cabinetry and open shelving there’s space for everything a busy Fitzroy kitchen can handle. Quality European steel appliances and fixtures add to the tone.
We’re always fans of a welcoming island bench and here there’s plenty of space to gather friends or grab breakfast on the run. The impressive feature hanging pendant lights just top everything off nicely.
The small details can make a big difference and Estilo layers a number of smart additions into the plan, including double glazing for reduced noise and an energy-friendly way of controlling temperatures. There’s also key card access and video security for peace of mind, as well as an allocated parking spot for every apartment. When it comes to the city commute, however, the handy nearby tram can’t be ignored, nor the possibility of walking into town in about 25 minutes.
Whenever we talk of Fitzroy we talk of its creative and eclectic heart, and Estilo sits amongst the best of it. With some of the coolest bars and eateries Melbourne has to offer, the underlying unpretentious vibe of this creative neighbourhood has perennial appeal. Positioned between Smith and Brunswick Streets you’ll have the pick of retail, coffee and foodie paradises on your doorstep, not to mention some of Melbourne’s most contemporary art galleries and studios.
With a one bedroom apartment starting from $485,000, two bedroom apartment from $680,000 and a three bedroom apartment from $1,150,000 there is a real chance to grab a piece of this historic yet ever evolving inner city suburb.
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