Project ahead of the curve
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 thehugo.com.au.