Loft living at The Foundry, West Melbourne

Market Insights
7 years ago
3 minutes

Tapping into the post-industrial edge of West Melbourne, the expansive West End project’s residential building, The Foundry, has been created with New York-style warehouse loft residences in mind.

Developed by Trenerry Property in collaboration with Victor Smorgon Group and the Kanat Family, The Foundry comprises one, two and three bedroom apartments.

Award-winning architects, Six Degrees, left concrete ceilings exposed for a heightened sense of space and light and to achieve this warehouse feel. Elongated diagonal views and strategically placed mirrored strips create generous living areas that feel even larger.

Says Peter Mallat, Director at Six Degrees, “Drawing on inspiration from West Melbourne’s industrial past, we wanted to create something really unique to anything else on the market. The warehouse look and feel will appeal to those searching for something totally different. The raw foundations are juxtaposed with touches of neon, stained glass trims, brass kickers and parquetry flooring, adding a level of detail for a space to be lived and built upon.”

article-imageA continuous sense of luxury throughout these contemporary apartments is brought about through considered touches like timber parquetry flooring and the use of materials like brick, iron, glass, steel and catwalk mesh window detailing. Kitchens are urban and stylishly functional with black stainless steel surfaces and black steel cabinetry to match.

Trenerry’s expertise in residential and mixed-use projects within Melbourne’s inner metro areas will pay off for residents at The Foundry. Explains Trenerry Property Director, Robert DiCintio, “The Foundry is ultra-urban and offers something completely different to not only the West End precinct but to the property market as a whole. The Foundry is for those who appreciate a more industrial design aesthetic and approach to space but should also appeal to those looking for an apartment which offers first-class amenity within a vibrant community.”

Residents at The Foundry will benefit from a wide range of hotel and concierge services courtesy of the on-site five-star Adina Grand Hotel, with daily time-savers including dry cleaning drop-off and collection and booking a cab to the airport.

There will be a number of tranquil communal spaces including private gardens with landscaping by Eckersley Garden Architecture – perfect for relaxation or catching up with friends. A choice of pools are also there for the taking and residents can book the private cinema to host their own movie night.

Key to the masterplan at West End is the significant amount of public amenity which will further enhance residents’ lifestyles, from cafes, restaurants and bars to a soothing wellness centre featuring a world-class spa and gymnasium. Further retail within the podium helps create a sense of connectedness to the neighbourhood.


With 1 bedroom apartments in this visionary project starting from just $465,000, 2 bedrooms from $645,000 and 3 bedrooms from $1,025,000, The Foundry looks set to forge a new kind of inner-city living from the ground up.

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