Port Melbourne will soon take on an emerald hue, thanks to a brand new boutique development featuring 16 exclusive residences. Perched on the corner of Port Melbourne’s Rouse Street and Esplanade East, MINT is the epitome of Bayside living, offering generous floor plans and scenic views.
The product of internationally renowned architecture practice Wood Marsh, MINT residences will add to a striking residential project portfolio, which includes the remarkable undulating glass façade of YVE, sail-like Balancea and neighbouring Beacon, a mixed-purpose apartment development, which houses Wood Marsh’s practice.
Spread across four floors, floor to ceiling glass walls capture panoramic city views, while the north-western apartments also enjoy glistening bay views. Each residence will offer an expansive floor plan – up to 158sqm for the three-bedroom two-bathroom offering – coupled with Woods Marsh’s celebrated eye for detail.
“MINT’s apartment plans are varied to create visual interest on the western façade. Balcony locations shift, forming a random pattern of solid and void,” says Roger Wood, co-director of Wood Marsh.
Concrete faceting on the southern and western façades will subtly pay tribute to Port Philip Bay, with remaining exteriors primarily glazed. “Coloured windows are distributed within the patterned concrete, with the colour and orientation randomly reflecting the sun and imitating the play of light on water,” Wood adds. The ground floor features a sleek entrance foyer, and spectacular window gallery, with artwork visible to passers-by from the street level.
A choice of either a robust dark colour scheme or a bright and airy, light-hued palette, showcase premium finishes throughout and allow residents to customise the look and feel of their home. Each MINT residence will also feature smooth, flecked stone kitchens and bathrooms, with strip down-lights hung high over warm American oak floors.
With the beach at its doorstep and the CBD mere minutes away, MINT offers residents an exceptional inner city lifestyle right on the water’s edge. Residents will also enjoy Port Melbourne’s unique blend of historic neighbourhoods, sandy beaches and grand piers, and an enviable selection of boutique cafés and restaurants.
Construction starts in late 2014 with completion expected from mid-year 2016.