Habitat Abbotsford

Melbourne, Australia

Project Description

Space, light and air all have the power to expand our conscious hours. Each apartment is centered around an open plan living space to promote a strong connection to the outdoors and allow views and light to spill in. Beyond your home – enjoy a variety of green spaces, open woodlands and rushing water at either Gahan Reserve on Vere St, the Abbotsford Convent, Yarra Bend Park or Dight Falls – all only a short stroll away.

Habitat is a place to centre yourself and take the time to draw in your surroundings. The central courtyard is filled with climbing fig, wild iris and flax lily that will uplift and inspire inhabitants. Amongst the foliage a maple tree will transform with every season, turning golden during Autumn and budding in Spring. This central space will allow for cross-flow ventilation across and through the building, giving each home access to light and air. From the jasmine-scented entry to edible plants and herbs on the rooftop – plants will imbue this place with beautiful sights and smells.

Habitat is designed with a focus on lowering its impact on the environment, making it easier for its inhabitants to live sustainably. This ethos awarded the building a NATHERS six star energy rating.

Project Details

Country Australia
Location 112-120 Vere Street, Abbotsford, Vic 3067, Australia
No of units 38
No of Storey 4
Unit Type 4 one-bedroom apartments, 31 two-bedroom apartments, and 3 three-bedroom apartments
Unit Size 580-1,205 sqft
Completion Q4 2018
Tenure Freehold
Payment Terms 10% initial deposit, 90% at completion
Project Website http://habitatabbotsford.com/

Project Features

Habitat was designed to bring people together. Either by sharing a home, meeting on the communal rooftop or getting to know the neighbourhood, this place will inspire a sense of community and well-being.  Abbotsford is one of the most village-like locales in Melbourne, priding itself on beautifully restored pubs, a winding river-side cycle path and rambling community garden plots.

The garden rooftop is inspired by Abbotsford and offers a natural space of sandstone paving, edible plants and herbs and a built-in BBQ. The perfect place to connect with your community. Every design decision was made with sustainability, functionality and longevity in mind. The facade of Habitat has been constructed using materials to enhance texture, beauty and wearability. Elements are chosen to

Every design decision was made with sustainability, functionality and longevity in mind. The facade of Habitat has been constructed using materials to enhance texture, beauty and wearability. Elements are chosen to fulfil both form and function, from the weathered character of the facade to the fine interior finishes and expansive glass walls. These are homes attentive to a culture of easy living.

Transportation

Prime location close to the city in a calm and leafy neighborhood
Near major shopping & entertainment centers, restaurants and coffee shops
Easy access to the Eastern Freeway and public transports (tram, train and bus)
10-min walk from the Art Precinct, the Studley Park & Yarra Bent Golf Course
15-min drive from Melbourne CBD & Melbourne University

Habitat Abbotsford

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