With its close proximity to Camberwell’s best shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as easy access to public transport and other amenities, Hawthorn East is fast shedding its once industrial reputation and becoming an increasingly popular location for those seeking a vibrant, urban lifestyle.
Sitting on an L-shaped parcel of land, with frontages to Albert Street and Lilydale Grove, ‘My Place’ is a seven-storey apartment development that epitomises the current revitalisation taking place in this pocket of Hawthorn.
Essentially, the development consists of two separate yet linked buildings, which hinge around a north east-facing courtyard. There are one, two and three bedroom apartments, some with a separate study, and each featuring a functional, flexible layout.
At ground level is a café, which serves as a place where residents can come together or meet with friends. It also activates the street, engages passers-by and allows the development to truly form part of the community.
The central courtyard is a tranquil space featuring timber decking and Bluestone paving, in green, leafy surrounds. Planter boxes and a water feature contribute to the serenity while built-in seating and lounges ensure this passive outdoor space is the ideal spot to read a book, chat with fellow neighbours, or just get some fresh air.
Featuring both indoor and outdoor spaces, the sky lounge on the development’s sixth floor is the perfect place for a small function. Inside are lounge, sitting and dining areas, which residents are welcome to hire. Outside is an elevated timber deck, featuring three raised stone-clad spas and customised planter boxes, all partly covered by a pergola.
Down a few stairs is a Bluestone-paved barbecue area with outdoor fireplace, built-in seating and dining space. Distance views add another dimension to what is a truly modern outdoor area – the ultimate in contemporary backyards.
Pricing commences from $385,000.
Construction is anticipated to start at the end of 2013.