Your Abbotsford sanctuary between the city and the Yarra River

Market Insights
3 weeks ago
4 minutes


  • Developer: DCF Property Group
  • Builder: Valeo Construction Group
  • Interior Designer: Zunica
  • Number of Residences: 46
  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2025

In a coveted Abbotsford enclave, just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne’s bustling heart, will be New Johnston – a brand-new collection of 46 one, two, and three bedroom apartments where serene riverside living meets the eclectic urban charm Abbotsford is celebrated for.

Developed by DCF Property Group and architecturally designed by Marchese Partners, this development is a testament to modern living that harmoniously integrates with the area’s vibrant culture – a haven amongst Abbotsford’s hustle and bustle.

Seamless indoor-outdoor living in New Johnston. Click here to learn more.


A timeless design for modern living

New Johnston’s residences uniquely blend the old and new, honouring Abbotsford’s industrial past while embracing contemporary living standards. The development pays homage to the local heritage with a sophisticated use of natural materials, creating an aesthetic that both complements and enhances the urban landscape.

Andrew Zunica, Principal of Zunica – the interior design practice behind New Johnston’s residences, highlights the project’s ethos: “Our intention for New Johnston was to create a connected series of tranquil spaces through the repeated use of natural materials.

“Warm timbers envelop the apartments, stone wraps into service areas, and brass details punctuate in delicate proportions.

“The connection to exterior views and natural light is ever present, creating a sense of constant calm and refuge throughout the day.”

Expansive open living spaces extend out to private balconies and terraces overlooking spectacular views of the city, South Yarra, Victoria Park, and the Yarra River. While, inside, kitchens in premium apartments make the most of the expansive space, extending island benches to breakfast bar proportions and integrating with the living and dining areas.

New Johnston’s premium kitchens cater to the most discerning of chefs. Click here to learn more.

With a focus on sustainability, these beautifully designed residences elevate the living experience while minimising environmental impact. Features such as rainwater recycling, effective cross-ventilation, and energy-efficient designs not only contribute to a greener planet but also ensure a healthier living space for residents.


Moments from the best of Abbotsford

The heart of New Johnston lies not just in its architectural finesse but also in its prime Abbotsford location.

As Abbotsford is designated one of the 82 major activity centres listed in the Metropolitan Strategy Melbourne 2030, residents are serviced by a wealth of amenities, delectable dining, unrivalled public transportation, educational institutions, and abundant green spaces.

Nestled conveniently between the city and the peaceful banks of the Yarra, your neighbours range from warehouse breweries and bustling farmers markets to brunches in cool cafes and Sunday roasts in historic pubs. This makes New Johnston an unparalleled choice for owner-occupiers and downsizers seeking quality, convenience, and the best of both worlds: breathtaking views and convenient access to the city’s finest amenities.

Live moments from green spaces like Victoria Park at New Johnston. Click here to learn more.


A green sanctuary

Returning home to New Johnston offers immediate respite. Cascading greenery and an avenue of mature trees adorn the laneway that joins the building’s Johnston and Little Turner Street sides, welcoming you into your private sanctuary.

This covered walkway acts as a subtle divider between the hospitality, office, and retail spaces that occupy the building’s lower levels and the residential apartments above, ensuring utmost privacy and security. It also directs residents to basement car parking, bicycle parks, and the tranquil central courtyard garden – the perfect place to relax amidst Abbotsford’s vibrancy.

Live above vibrant retail and hospitality at New Johnston. Click here to learn more.

With Valeo Construction appointed as the builder, construction of New Johnston will commence soon, with an estimated completion date of November 2025.

One, two, and three bedroom apartments are now selling, with one-bedrooms priced from $555,500.

Click here to learn more or to enquire about this contemporary Abbotsford sanctuary.