Bensons Property Group is set to establish a prestigious new urban oasis at the heart of eclectic Prahran — Anchor & Cecil.
The development is inspired by the dual identity for which the coveted bayside is renowned. Anchor Residences and Cecil Residences will place occupants at the centre of Melbourne’s culinary and entertainment scene.
“Tucked away towards the High Street end of Chapel St, right in the heart of Prahran, future residents will be absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to picking where to eat, what to wear and where to hang out with friends and family,” says Bensons’ General Manager of Sales & Marketing, Andrew Crichton.
“Looking at how well-positioned the project is, just a short walk from all of the nearby restaurants, bars and retail spaces – as well as its close proximity to the CBD and public transport – it really brings to mind that New York lifestyle experience of living just ‘off Broadway’ that so many people aspire to find.”
The energy of Prahran creates the enviable backdrop for which Anchor and Cecil is perfectly located. From the first light of day, the streets are alive with people on their way to morning yoga sessions or al fresco breakfasts. Enjoy the creative brunch plates on offer in the light-filled courtyard of Mr Mister Café, or grab a perfectly made pastry from Amici Bakery Café — the morning is taken care of.
Then, embark on a shopping spree at the host of fashion and lifestyle stores the area has to offer such as Jack London, Gorman, and Kookai. Or head to the market for some fresh produce and enjoy a botanical retreat at one of the local parks.
For lunch, why not try Biggie Smalls? Brought to you by chef and restauranteur Shane Delia, it offers game-changing kebabs in an interior inspired by 90’s Hip Hop culture.
“I love this pocket of Prahran. You’re literally surrounded by some of the city’s best places to grab a meal or share a drink with friends,” Delia says.
As the evening falls, the local area transforms into one of Melbourne’s favourite destinations for evening meals and sophisticated nightlife. With a host of wonderful eateries catering to every palate, not to mention a bubbling bar scene, your home in Prahran offers a world of choice ready to be explored.
Tucked away from it all, down a quiet and private road off chapel street, is Anchor & Cecil — a secure oasis where taking a break from the humming streets of Prahran is made easy.
Come home through the modern, yet warm lobby. Setting the tone for the rest of the building, a New York hotel-chic style conveying both glamour and grit is accomplished by a mix of crushed velvet and metal cladding. Up above, residents will find a private pool and rooftop garden, offering relaxation and unparalleled views to help unwind.
The exclusive nine-story building of only 39 residences is designed in two distinct styles, each with corresponding interiors. The Anchor Residences, taking up the first five levels, is modelled on industrial chic. Complete with opaque tones, perforated metals, metallic floor-to-ceiling shelving and exposed concrete ceilings, the Anchor Residences creates a luxurious urban edge.
Meanwhile, the upper levels with some of the best views of Prahran, known as the Cecil Residences, make use of large double-glazed glass windows to enhance the lighter, premium interiors which exude a sense of classical refinement. This premium upper section incorporates a lighter colour palette to reflect the stunning city and bay views. Custom timber joinery and electrical fireplaces emulate Prahran’s historical elegance.
“Anchor & Cecil has been designed to complement and enhance the lifestyle of all its residents,” Mr. Crichton adds.
“From the lobby space, which has been inspired by the upscale restaurants and bars that define the character and vibe of Prahran, through to the communal pool space, Anchor & Cecil will give its future residents the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds that Prahran offers.”
Enquire here to find out more about Anchor & Cecil today.
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