With an edgy, industrial aesthetic and living facade, Pace of Northcote responds perfectly to its central Northcote setting.
Wrapping around High Street into Beavers Road, the building’s facade shows off structural elements and laser-cut cladding. Charcoal brickwork is balanced by greenery that creates lush outlooks for occupants.
The recently released project comprises up to 114 one- and two-bedroom apartments starting from $349,000.
It peaks at seven storeys on High Street, tapering to two levels to complement its residential neighbourhood on Beavers Road. There are city views from level two.
Three ground-level High Street tenancies will be anchored by a new offering from cafe operators Joe Versace and Aprim Michael (Hey Jude, Little Sister and George Jones). A Cellarbrations liquor outlet is also confirmed.
Pace Development Group sales and marketing director Cameron Yates says the building and interior design from Cera Stribley Architects and interior design studio We Are Huntly offer urban sophistication in a sought-after location.
“We focus on offering timeless design; in 10 to 15 years these apartments will be as aspirational as when they were finished,” he says.
Cameron says about a quarter of the apartments were reserved soon after the late June launch with strong interest from young professionals.
He says this interest matches a recent Urbis report that highlights Northcote’s relatively young age profile and higher incomes: more than half of residents are aged 20-49 and the average annual income is 23 per cent higher than greater Melbourne.
We Are Huntly designed a pared-back palette in shades of pewter, white, stone and grey. Whitewashed oak floorboards feature in living areas, with wool carpets in bedrooms.
Some apartments also have walk-in wardrobes. Most are two-bedroom, although there’s a handful of one-bedroom plans and opportunities to combine apartments to create three-bedroom layouts. Internal areas range from 48 to 106 square metres.
Ground-level apartments have private courtyards of up to 72 square metres and a few have direct access from Beavers Road. In the secure, two-level basement, there’s parking for cars and bikes as well as storage.
Construction is underway with completion expected in the final quarter of 2017.
Home to leading food, design and style, Northcote is five kilometres from the city. Cafes and boutiques abound and there’s the convenience of Northcote Plaza.
Croxton station is a six-minute walk and trams are a minute away. For organic produce there’s CERES and the Merri Creek Trail is a few minutes’ cycle.
The selling point
Urban sophistication with timeless contemporary interiors and stylish layouts in the middle of one of Melbourne’s most exciting “villages”.
Address: 5 Beavers Road, Northcote
Developer: Pace Development Group
Building design: Cera Stribley Architects
Interior design: We Are Huntly
Sales: Jayce McKeeken 0400 692 842
Display: 441 High Street, Northcote
Open: Noon to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday
Living area: 48-106 square metres
Outdoor space: 8-72 square metres
Facilities: Secure basement parking and storage, solar-boosted central gas hot water system, NBN capability, AV intercom
- One-bedroom $349,000 – $459,000
- Two-bedroom $425,000 – $649,000
Most of the High Street frontage is clad in an operable perforated metallic shutter system seamlessly matched to the facade finish. Residents will be able to close shutters for privacy and shelter or open for light and outlooks.
Architect Dominic Cerantonio says the building reveals its playfulness when panels open and expose colourful internal cladding encasing balconies, creating a show of colour along High Street.
Vertical green walls will softly balance architectural materials that reference Northcote’s rich industrial history and endow lush green outlooks, insulation and shade.
The refined kitchen design by We Are Huntly features stone benchtops with ceramic-tiled splashbacks and contrasting custom joinery in lighter and darker tones of grey with brushed-bronze tapware.
Appliances are from Smeg’s Linear range and include oven, stainless-steel gas cooktop, concealed rangehood and integrated dishwasher with Fisher and Paykel dish drawers in one-bedroom apartments.
Layouts include a metal display shelf and many kitchens have an island or peninsula bench with counter seating. An integrated Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer is available as an upgrade.
Prospective buyers can experience a full-sized bathroom, kitchen and laundry in the newly opened Pace of Northcote display at 441 High Street.
Brushed bronze enlivens the bathroom palette, highlighting tapware and edging a custom-mirrored above-vanity cabinet.
There’s a modern square basin set into the stone top of the floating vanity and large-format tiles in white and grey for the walls and floor.
A large rainwater showerhead complements an adjustable shower rail and the shower is screened with grey tinted frameless glass.
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