Good things come in three

Herald Sun - Property - - DEVELOPMENT -

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.

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