Melbourne is becoming an increasingly global city, and the need for property developers to meet the demand for residential dwellings that live-up to growingly impressive and innovative international standards has never been greater. The Eighth – the enlightened and impeccably thoughtful new development from industry leaders Crema Group – is finally satiating this appetite for service-oriented, globally competitive apartment living in Melbourne.
The Eighth would be perfectly at home amongst the luxury hotels, private clubs and service-focused apartment buildings of New York or London, so it’s location in highly sought-after South Melbourne makes it wholly unique. Situated within the Domain Precinct – a revitalised pocket of contemporary residential and commercial developments and character-filled heritage dwellings, bounded by St Kilda Road, Dorcas Street and Kings Way – provides unmatched connectivity and truly breathtaking views.
A stone’s throw from the Royal Botanical Gardens, Albert Park Lake and Melbourne’s CBD, residents at The Eighth will have direct access to some of Melbourne’s best amenity. Thanks to the private elevators and personal foyers of each apartment, as well as the dedicated concierge, you may be forgiven for thinking that you have found yourself in one of the very best New York City penthouses when arriving at The Eighth – a reaction that was thoughtfully orchestrated by ingenious architects and developers.
Upon considering the world-leading Manhattan apartment market, Nicolas Crema – Director at Crema Group explained, “service-oriented, luxury apartments are the corner-stone of the New York property landscape, and we have replicated this highly-regarded model at The Eighth.”
This focus on delivering a project in Melbourne that proudly stands alongside internationally renowned apartment markets is what drove and inspired the design and development team behind The Eighth from its conception. Crema continued, “at the Eighth, we have thoroughly considered how to create a place which perfectly combines the luxury and convenience of apartment living with a sense of exclusive privacy and ‘arriving home’.”
This sense of ‘arriving home’ to your impeccably designed apartment at the Eighth is perpetuated by the complete exclusion of hotel-style corridors with countless doors running along each side, creating an impersonal feeling of detachment from the space and the need to escape behind the walls of your own apartment. Instead, a feeling of home and holistic ownership is felt as soon as you walk through the doors of the ground-floor lobby and make your way to your private elevator, which quickly deposits you directly at your own, individual foyer. This atmosphere of exclusivity and security creates a connection and ownership over the entire building, not just with the space within the walls of your own apartment.
In saying this, the luxurious craftsmanship throughout each of the 36 private residences at The Eighth might make you never want to leave your home. The structural concrete columns which make up the building’s façade give privacy, while the floor-to-ceiling windows fill every apartment with light. Three to five metre Italian stone-clad island benches and expansive living and dining spaces make entertaining a dream. If you do decide to venture out from the splendour within, level 5 and level 18 of this aspirational development have been transformed into enviable shared amenities, giving you a chance to socialise with your neighbours at the day spa, executive lounge and rooftop pool and bar.
The focus on creating a service-oriented, impeccably designed collection of dwellings and shared spaces that effortlessly live up to international standards creates a clear point of difference for The Eighth. This overt distinction allows the development to easily stand apart from other local projects.
Situated in one of Melbourne’s best-connected locales, surrounded by the top restaurants, shopping destinations, entertainment and lifestyle options that the city has to offer – all within hyper-convenient proximity to a multitude of public transport options and key motorways – life at The Eighth is completely unmatched.