Melbourne property group H Developments' next premium project The Argyle is set to launch in Abbotsford’s up and coming Johnston Street precinct. One of several new projects contributing to the revitalisation of this well located retail strip, The Argyle is H Developments first collaboration with Fieldwork Architects, with the cutting edge building set to make a striking statement.
With architecture and interiors designed to suit the semi industrial former context of the site, these 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments are visually stunning and combine elegant design with practicality, designed to suit an owner occupier audience.
Fieldwork’s Joachim Holland says that designing for a location like Johnston Street is a healthy challenge, given the diversity of its residents. When asked about the inspiration behind the prominent façade, Joachim comments ‘Geological forms were the inspiration for the building. We looked at the quartz and basalt as references for the treatment’.
The crystalline building form has a striking façade which is threaded with bronze woven wire window shutters and balustrades, like seams of gold through natural quartz — a dynamic operable skin that catches the light and changes from day to night.
In a 6 star Green Star-equivalent building with no borrowed light, the Argyle apartments are designed with a strong emphasis on internal amenity, privacy, access to natural sunlight, and communal facilities. Private outdoor terraces follow the building’s diamond form, embracing views from all around.
High quality design and sustainable apartment living have been thoroughly thought out as The Argyle’s interior presents a sophisticated and refined design. From the soft warmth of the concrete-look bathroom tiling to dark metal joinery accents, subtle references are made to Abbotsford’s industrial past.
Kitchens feature natural granite stone benches and splashbacks. Engineered timber flooring brings warmth into the open-plan living and dining spaces, while broadloom carpet in bedrooms offers more intimate comfort.
While housing only 40 apartments, residents will still have the benefit of some fantastic common facilities, with a stunning, landscaped north facing rooftop garden with built in lounge and dining areas, a bbq terrace and incredible views.
A food retailer at the base of the building will add further convenience to residents’ lifestyles, giving them the perfect place for a relaxing Sunday breakfast.
A hidden gem in the city of Yarra, the Johnston Street Abbotsford precinct is about to experience a renaissance, with the Council promoting positive development that will see the precinct come alive. Benefiting from its unique position, sitting conveniently between trendy Smith Street and Brunswick Streets and the stunning Yarra Bend Park and the Yarra River, residents will have access to a lifestyle that will be the envy of those in neighbouring Collingwood and Fitzroy.
Go for a run along the beautiful sheltered banks of the Yarra. Cycle or walk the Main Yarra Trail all the way to Flinders Street Station and Docklands. Visit hundreds of great spots, including farmers’ markets at the Abbotsford Convent and Collingwood Children’s Farm.
With easy CBD access via the Victoria Park train station, Johnston Street will no doubt be vying for its position as the next inner city hot spot. The Argyle is the embodiment of this gentrification.
Contact Jemma Bayliss on 0416 168 036 to arrange a private viewing of The Argyle on Johnston display suite.