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A just-released Seaford beach development is set to redefine waterfront living in Melbourne, offering the ultimate bayside lifestyle with water on two sides.
Orabel has Seaford’s five-kilometre stretch of pristine white, sandy beach on one side and the native wetlands of Kananook Creek Reserve on the other, creating an outstanding natural environment offering water, beach and parkland activities.
Its low-rise buildings have been designed by internationally recognised Hachem Architecture to nestle into native beachside and wetland landscaping that will take up nearly two-thirds of the site.
Buyers have the choice of beach and bay, creek reserve or native garden outlooks from Orabel’s 140 apartments in one, two, three and four-bedroom layouts. Prices start at $379,000.
Orabel Apartments is the new flagship development for Resimax Property Group. Sales director Ken Dodds says more than 500 prospective buyers registered interest before the early December launch.
“Orabel is attracting downsizers, families, first-home buyers and even people looking for a highly convenient weekender and holiday residence in an extraordinary setting.
“Seaford is one of Port Phillip Bay’s cleanest beaches and it is often deserted in the front of Orabel. There’s very limited public parking; however, Orabel residents will have 90 car spaces beyond council requirements.”
Orabel’s design optimises the site’s extraordinary, direct views west across the bay and east over waterfront parklands. Hachem Architects director of architecture Brendan Shannon says the building’s design, materials, colours and textures take inspiration from the surrounding natural environment. A lightweight steel wave curves softly over the roof, creating a stylish coastal landmark as well as summer shade.
Internal living areas range from 50 to 130 square metres with private outdoor terraces or balconies from eight to 147 square metres. All apartments have at least one car space and storage bay and two bike racks and more than half of the 100 two-bedroom apartments will have two car spaces and storage bays.
Orabel emphasises its lifestyle opportunities and will offer beach volleyball and other activities during summer. Completion is anticipated in early to mid-2019.
Orabel directly overlooks the bay and Kananook Creek Reserve and is 36 kilometres south-east of the CBD and five kilometres north of Frankston.
It’s a 12-minute walk to Seaford station, a five-minute drive to the M3 freeway, and a minute to Seaford’s shops. Seaford Primary School and Patterson River Secondary College are a three to five-minute drive.
Residents can enjoy beach walks, bay swimming, long boarding, sea kayaking, boating, bay or pier fishing and dolphin-watching.
Or walk, cycle and canoe the 7.5-kilometre Kananook Creek Reserve following the creek from Frankston Pier or walk and cycle through the Seaford Foreshore Reserve.
Also nearby are shared trails through the Seaford Wetlands and the 49-kilometre Bay Trail from Seaford to Brighton.
Patterson Lakes Marina is a five-minute drive. Shops, cafes and restaurants are a minute away in Seaford or a few minutes further in Frankston and Patterson Lakes.
Landscape architect John Patrick is replicating and restoring local indigenous flora to create a natural coastal and wetlands environment on nearly two-thirds of Orabel’s 9253-square-metre site.
Sand dune vegetation will continue into Orabel’s deeply setback frontage, mirroring the Seaford Foreshore Reserve, which is one of Port Phillip Bay’s few remaining substantial strips of rare coastal vegetation.
At the rear, Orabel’s 10 to 40-metre creek frontage will restore indigenous vegetation and extend the natural habitat for local fauna. Filtration ponds will filter stormwater prior to its release.
Orabel’s facade features timber-grained precast concrete and timber-lined balconies with clear glass balustrades.
Windowed walls open up the design and, along with strategic garden enclosures, create natural ventilation, drawing in sea breezes to help regulate building temperature.
Generous landscaping will provide visual barriers for bedrooms, living areas and private outdoor spaces.
Inside, apartments optimise natural light and views and are carefully planned to maximise space and storage.
Timber floors flow through living areas, which also feature timber veneer cabinetry, stone benchtops and glass splashbacks.
The selling point
The ultimate bayside lifestyle with leading contemporary design by internationally recognised Hachem Architecture in an outstanding natural coastal environment.