The La Sal Chelsea development by Lowe Living will be two minutes from the beach.
HOMES on the water side of the Nepean Highway can be hard to come by.
But a new development is offering buyers a chance to break into a seriously sought-after patch of real estate in Chelsea.
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Set on Shenfield Ave the La Sal development by Lowe Living is set between the convenience of the highway and Chelsea Beach at the end of the street.
The development’s indoor living spaces have been designed to complement the outdoor areas.
And despite just going up for sale it’s already attracting attention, according to managing director Tim Lowe.
“The beach and lifestyle combination is where we are getting the most inquiry from buyers,” Mr Lowe said.
Most are 45-plus, and thinking ahead to visits from grand children, walking the dog along the beach, a spot of fishing at Chelsea Pier or visiting the nearby Chelsea Yacht Club.
The development’s exteriors are designed to reflect the salt in the air of its beachside location.
And while such proximity to the beach comes at a premium for houses, the La Sal development has a 77sq m one-bedroom apartment available at below $700,000.
“We have been able to make it (the development) work at a price point where people can get into an area which they couldn’t otherwise do,” Mr Lowe said.
La Sal has been named for the salt in the breeze and in the nearby waters of Port Phillip Bay, and a Chamberlain Architects design uses a mix of pale masonry blockwork and timber across the facades of both the townhouses and the apartments to reflect the mineral.
“It’s a timeless, low-maintenance structure — and will stay true to how it looks today into the future,” Mr Lowe said.
Stone benchtops and porcelain tiles provide modern, understated appeal in the bathrooms.
Townhouses will feature garages, rooftop terraces, front and rear gardens — positioned to maximise northern sunshine.
The apartments will come with a courtyard or a terrace, as well as a basement carpark.
All residences will come with oak floors, walnut joinery, and pale stone benchtops in the kitchen to set the tone inside the homes.
Full-height windows and doors bring in natural light, while concealed storage space and Miele appliances offer functionality alongside the striking design.
Buyers will also be able to customise, with expectations many will look to ensure kitchen draws and bins are just where they want them.
Full height windows and doors make the most of natural light throughout the interior spaces.
A one-bedroom apartment is for sale at $699,000, a two-bedroom apartment for $830,000.
Three-bedroom apartments are priced from $999,000-$1.35 million.
Three-bedroom townhouses are priced from $1.6-$1.725 million.
For more information visit the display suite at 1 Shenfield Ave, Chelsea, Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-3pm, call Lisa Holbourn on 0437 747 057 or see lasalchelsea.com.au