Take a lesson in luxury
THE final school bell has well and truly sounded at the former St Joseph’s Technical School, which is set to begin a new life as a boutique apartment development.
Just six luxury homes will be developed behind the distinctive Gothic Revival facade, which dates back to 1893, of 73 Nicholson St in Abbotsford. Each will be spread across two floors, feature two or three bedrooms and boast spacious floorplans ranging from 110 to 190sq m.
Selling agent Charlie Atkins of Hocking Stuart said the generous size of each apartment, their limited number and quality fittings, including Miele appliances, would be among the main selling points luring buyers to the St Joseph 6 development.
The property began its life as the Christian Brothers School in 1893. It was later renamed St Joseph’s Technical School before becoming home to the Sophia Mundi Rudolf Steiner School from 1990 to late 2012.
Mr Atkins said interest in the project had come largely from mature downsizers looking for “lock-up-and-leave luxury”, and young professionals seeking boutique living.
The development’s twobedroom, one-bathroom and one-car park apartments are $1.075 million. Those with an extra study and bathroom cost $1.32 million. The threebedroom apartments with two bathrooms, a powder room, study and two car parks are priced at $1.69 million.
All apartments feature open-plan living and dining areas which flow out to a courtyard or terrace, and gourmet kitchens.
RSG Projects and Planning Studio on Peel are developing the project, designed by Interlandi Mantesso Architects.
Construction is set to be completed by mid-2017.
For more information, call Charlie Atkins on 0405 287 112, visit the display office at 189 Johnston St, Fitzroy, or see stjoseph6.com.au