Amongst the post-industrial streets of vibey Fitzroy a host of boutique townhouse projects are quietly reshaping the residential landscape. Capturing the best of the suburb’s past and future are thoughtful modern-urban projects like No.108 Leicester Street.
It’s clear from the external facade of No.108 that the existing local environment has been considered and integrated, particularly when it comes to the choice of materials and textures. Award-winning builder-developers FOURSQ have given these eight boutique townhouses true character.
When you see as many of these types of projects as we do, you really start to appreciate true points of difference. To that end, the degree to which BKK Architects have created premium homes that offer genuine private retreat is impressive, all wrapped up in finishes that echo the location’s history from a contemporary viewpoint. And all this across 4-5 luxurious levels with private lift access, no less.
One of our absolute favourite parts is the curved window design of key apartments in this hybrid complex of ‘vertical penthouses’. If you’re looking for something different, the way these window features affect the interior spaces cannot be overlooked. In addition, all other floor to ceiling windows, with elegant black framing, flood light into the open plan interiors. Free-flowing beneath textured concrete ceilings, these spaces can be easily defined by furniture and your favourite art pieces.
Just like the rest of each home, kitchens are kept light and airy. We’re already picturing ourselves entertaining around those large island benchtops, designed to reflect those curves from the feature windows for a coherent feel.
These Italian designed and made Dada kitchens are marble finished with black tapware, functional utensil rails and a black cylindrical Qasair extraction fan we think is extremely cool. Back all of this up with Miele appliances and plenty of cabinetry and you have the kind of kitchen that can change the way you live in your home.
We’re seeing a trend towards mix and match textures and materials to create future-focused interiors, and the bathrooms here do it elegantly. From the brick-patterned wall tiles and timber-framed vanity setting to the modern black taper and chef detailing, these bathrooms provide the kind of sophisticated calm we’re always on the lookout for.
Step into the bedroom and the details continue, with ample clothing storage thanks to walk-in robes featuring customisable Italian made Molteni joinery.
To our beloved outdoor spaces now and No.108 takes another unique turn by providing each apartment with its own private rooftop area, complete with an outdoor Tait Tilt kitchen. The Electrolux bbq with roasting hood puts true outdoor living on the menu which, thanks to the impressive Fitzroy eclecticism and city views can be enjoyed without fighting your neighbours for the rooftop amenity.
Even beyond your own home there are further functional additions that make life easier, like ample secure parking, bike storage and rooftop solar to reduce bills.
A Melbourne institution all of its own, Fitzroy continues to impress, somehow modernising whilst bringing along its quirk and appreciation for great food, drink, fashion and arts. Every day seems to reveal another gem and you’d be hard pressed to find a suburb with the energy for life that defines it. Move into No.108 and consider your social calendar filled.
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