Guest rooms, a rooftop infinity pool looking to Melbourne’s CBD, and a dog run will all feature in a new high-profile Alphington development.
The Home project by Caydon is set to soar 16 storeys above one of the highest points of the former Amcor paper mill site at the corner of Heidelberg Rd and the Chandler Highway.
In a tightly held suburb where just 100 homes sold last year, according to CoreLogic records, the 324-apartment development is billed as a “gateway” site by its developer, not just because of its location — but for its part in a new landscape for “the great Australian dream”.
“Apartment and townhouse living is low maintenance, and more and more it’s becoming a viable dwelling for a broader group of homeowners,” said Caydon sales and marketing director Steve Williams.
The development is expected to attract downsizers, first-home buyers and second-home buyers, potentially with a family in tow.
A comprehensive list of shared amenities is designed with this in mind, including a playground and rooftop cinema.
“The shared amenity is next level,” Mr Williams said.
“We have three quarters of an acre (3035sq m) of shared space throughout the building.”
The 7471sq m Home development will sit alongside Glenvill’s 14.5ha YarraBend precinct, which includes townhouses and apartments, and will form part of an almost suburb-sized infill project 6km from Melbourne’s CBD.
Home’s red-brick podium is a nod to the site’s past as the paper mills, while the upper levels will be an aesthetic, curved mix of concrete, steel and glass.
Inside, the apartments will have a contemporary design with four colour schemes on offer, timber floors and stone benchtops as standard, and scope to upgrade European appliances to Miele or Gaggenau.
The mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments will offer a choice of more than 150 different floorplans. Many will be designed to make the most of impressive views across the Yarra River and leafy eastern suburbs to Melbourne’s CBD.
Guest rooms will be available for out-of-town friends and family for a nominal fee, and security is assured through features including number-plate recognition technology.
Construction is scheduled to begin inside 12 months, and finish within two years of starting.
One-bedroom apartments are priced at $379,000-$574,000, while two-bedroom offerings have asking prices of $532,000-$1.598 million.
Three-bedroom layouts are priced from $1,120,000-$2,615,500.