Overlooking Fawkner Park to the east, Port Philip Bay to the south and city skyline to the north, Fawkner Residences epitomise the best of contemporary living in bespoke apartments. A mix of luxurious two-and three-bedroom apartments, the LAS Group and Qualitas joint-venture development has the convenience of a 24-hour concierge. The former office building’s cool curved edges and floor-to-ceiling glass lend a 1970s vibe to the layout, while the large fireplaces in the lobby exude a modern touch. The ground floor is packed with residents’ amenities, including a common area with a full kitchen and wine fridge. Travertine marble floors and walls enhance the chic interiors, along with a residents’ cinema and a climate-controlled wine cellar. The seventh floor has entertaining options for everyone, with a children’s playroom, pool and outdoor entertaining area, bar, gym, sauna and steam room. The finer details have all been integrated into the sleek finish, such as a skylight in the change room, and spaces to hang bags in the bathrooms. Green views from most of the building were a key part of the refurbishment, creating that balance with nature that all apartments should have.
Apartment 221 – 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Price: From $1.52 million, Size: 90sq m internally, 18sq m balcony
As soon as you walk into this elegant home, the U-shaped kitchen stands out. Complete with Gaggenau oven and inbuilt microwave, five-burner gas cooktop, double sink, inbuilt dishwasher and space for a large fridge, the kitchen is a gourmand’s delight. The thick doors ensure uninterrupted views of Fawkner Park are enjoyed from a quiet space. The finer details of the home make it a standout one, like balcony ledges for wine glasses, while sitting and enjoying the view, and a separate laundry with basin. The guest bedroom has access to its own balcony, large shower and toilet. The main suite is to the left of the entrance, with a walk-in wardrobe and plinth storage for shoes. The walkway leads into the main bathroom with a freestanding tub, double sinks, shower, toilet and glass divider that allows plenty of light to flow in from the bedroom. Full-length mirrors are functional and stylistically appealing, while the balcony access allows more privacy.
Apartment 224 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, two car spaces
Price: From $1.73 million
A family home with a twist, this luxe apartment was built with functionality in mind. The plush main suite has space for a king-size bed, and has a wall-to-wall wardrobe, measuring about 4.5m in length, along with access to the balcony that overlooks Fawkner Park. The main bathroom has a double sink, large shower, toilet, towel rails and a sliding door for privacy. The large living room has uninterrupted park views, and is separated from the kitchen by a stone-topped bench. The kitchen has large sinks, an inbuilt fridge, five-burner gas cooktop and an inbuilt oven and microwave. One of the standouts is the mud room, a genius addition especially for those with smaller children, as it has its own laundry and sliding doors for privacy. The shared bathroom has a freestanding tub, large shower and toilet, while both double bedrooms have fitted robes.