Project ahead of the curve

Herald Sun - Property - - DEVELOPMENT -

A BOU­TIQUE devel­op­ment is set to be a shin­ing ex­am­ple of the trans­for­ma­tion of Footscray.

The Hugo will be a land­mark op­po­site the Pow­ell Ho­tel on Bal­larat Rd, where the John Demos Ar­chi­tects-de­signed build­ing’s fa­cade will fea­ture a dis­tinct tri­an­gu­lar shape made with wo­ven me­tal mesh to cap­ture light and air in the 23 one and two-bed­room apart­ments when it’s com­pleted in June, 2017.

It’s also per­sonal for de­vel­oper Fraz Tan­vir, di­rec­tor of Fay­mus, who has named the project af­ter his four-yearold son. Mr Tan­vir said while Footscray was trans­form­ing into a very de­sir­able place to live, this project would also sate an ap­petite for bou­tique projects tai­lored for lo­cal owner-oc­cu­piers and young fam­i­lies.

“The Hugo, in a sense, is a re­flec­tion of the fu­ture I en­vi­sion for my son and there­fore we wanted to cre­ate a pos­i­tive, ev­er­last­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the build­ing’s oc­cu­piers, while max­imis­ing the look and feel and func­tion­al­ity of the build­ing,” Mr Tan­vir said.

“We’ve achieved this by de­sign­ing a truly sus­tain­able com­plex that is pow­ered by the sun and fea­tures in­no­va­tive tech­nol­ogy through­out, while still be­ing con­scious of form­ing a con­nec­tion with the lo­cal heritage.”

When Mr Tan­vir says it’s pow­ered by the sun, he’s re­fer­ring to the use of so­lar pan­els on the rooftop to power the lifts, wa­ter pumps and com­mu­nal light­ing within the five-storey com­plex.

Mr Tan­vir said The Hugo would suit young cou­ples and fam­i­lies who value good de­sign and liv­abil­ity within an apart­ment set­ting.

The apart­ments are de­signed for liv­abil­ity, flex­i­bil­ity and se­cu­rity with pri­vate spa­ces, room for so­cial­is­ing and all the ameni­ties re­quired.

The in­te­ri­ors fea­ture a light pal­ette, us­ing Amer­i­can oak tim­ber and Aus­tralian wool car­pets, while each apart­ment fea­tures an out­door ter­race, Bosch ap­pli­ances and will be con­nected to the NBN.

With liv­abil­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity at the heart of The Hugo, a sooth­ing en­vi­ron­ment has been cre­ated through the con­scious de­ci­sion of lighter, neu­tral tones.

Out­side, res­i­dents will have ac­cess to a 300sq m pri­vate gar­den with lawn and na­tive trees, while a blue­stone laneway will ac­com­pany the rear of the site for res­i­dent and com­mu­nal ac­cess.

One and two-bed­room apart­ments range in size from 56sq m to 93sq m, in­clud­ing bal­conies and ter­races, and are priced from $345,000 to $485,000.

For more in­for­ma­tion about The Hugo, phone Michael Ivany at Cas­tran Gil­bert on 0407 766 332 or see the­

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