New foot forward
BUYERS in the Hello Heidelberg apartment project can say goodbye to their car.
The development at 82 Hawdon St, Heidelberg, is within walking distance of almost every amenity residents could need, including shops, cafes, restaurants, public transport, schools, hospitals, parks and bike/walking trails.
To be built by Valeo Constructons, the project will have 30 apartments over seven levels. They have been designed by D’Orio Architecture for indoor/outdoor living and to take advantage of the panoramic views.
Marshall White Projects director Leonard Teplin, who is marketing the development, said while most of the apartments did come with a car park, the ability to travel everywhere by foot was proving a strong selling point.
The project is around the corner from shopping and dining in bustling Burgundy St, the major medical and research precinct of the Austin and Mercy hospitals and Heidelberg train station, which provides a 25-minute trip to the city. Parklands with bike trails along the suburb’s Yarra River border are a short walk away.
The suburb, 13km northeast of the CBD, was home to the 19th-century Heidelberg School of artists — Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Frederick McCubbin — but has become popular with young people who like its proximity to Northcote and Thornbury, as well as families and downsizers.
The Hello Heidelberg apartments will feature efficient planning and storage, with bedrooms separated from each other by living areas.
“The floorplans are really well laid out,” Mr Teplin said. “You’ve got two bedrooms where you don’t have them on top of one another, they are separated by living rooms.
“There is good space efficiency: kitchens with island benches and bar stools underneath and high ceilings. They’re really well designed and laid out neat packages.
“There’s only 30 apartments in the building, so you’ve got unique views from almost every apartment.”
Finishing touches will include European appliances, oak timber floors, wool carpets, stone benchtops, chrome fittings and colour schemes designed by Seesaw Studio.
The project is scheduled to be finished in April 2017.
Mr Teplin said six or seven apartments were snapped up in the first week of marketing.
One-bedrooms designs are priced from $349,500 to $438,375 and two-bedroom designs range from $475,000 to $745,000 for the sole top-floor apartment.
For more information, call 0400 676 403, visit the on-site display suite, open 11am-1pm weekends, or see helloheidelberg.com.au