Good things come in three
LESS time with the mower and more with children and grandkids is prompting an upswing in the number of downsizers heading to Noir apartments in South Yarra.
Chinese developer Dahua’s Melbourne flagship, Noir has paired a position in one of the city’s most desirable suburbs with the architectural design of CHT Architects and interiors guided by Carr Design.
With bustling Chapel St metres away and the Jam Factory next door, Noir forgoes a pool or in-house gym in favour of low owners’ corporation fees, and a focus on the quality of its 91 apartments.
And the development’s three-bedroom apartments are proving a hit with downsizers, according to sales manager Joan Alcock.
“The downsizers are often those living in the outer suburbs who don’t want the maintenance of the big house or cutting the grass,” she said.
“They are being attracted to the three-bedroom because it’s an easy lifestyle and they also have their children or grandchildren coming to stay in mind.”
Each three-bedroom apartment takes in a northfacing vista to the city skyline, with balconies ranging from 15.5sq m to 18.5sq m.
French oak floorboards feature in the open-plan living area and the kitchen has Gaggenau appliances, marble surfaces and heat and scratch resistant ceramics. Bathrooms come with floor-to-ceiling tiles, while the bedroom offerings are complemented by an ensuite and walk-in robe to the main.
“The designers have thought very carefully about the functionality of these apartments as well as the aesthetics,” Ms Alcock said.
“This is the flagship development of Dahua in Melbourne, so this is one that will represent them in Melbourne.”
One-bedroom apartments start at $410,000, two-bedroom designs start at $675,000, and three-bedroom designs are priced from $1.295 million.