The property market can seem intimidating at the moment. Amid gloomy headlines and tighter lending conditions, many potential first home buyers are starting to lose hope. It’s either live out in a soon-to-be-developed house and land community far from the city or settle for a tiny one bedroom apartment in the inner-city at astronomical prices. But there is a solution.
Apartment development 8Bourke in Ringwood is the best of both worlds — spacious homes with proximity to the city and access to the Ringwood Bypass and frequently running public transport.
Developer Orion International Group managed to secure a prominent location just opposite the Eastland shopping centre and has sold out the first stage release of the project and is now releasing stage two.
Head of marketing and property management Russell Meerkin says the team encountered several potential buyers who wished to merge two apartments together to create a four bedroom home.
So, in the second stage release, the team has made larger residence available, even going so far as to reconfigure the one bedroom apartments so each one is typically 55-60sqm in size.
In addition to a special focus on maximising space, the development team strives to deliver expertly designed apartments with high-quality finishes and fixtures. To achieve this vision, the developer has enlisted internationally renowned and award-winning C&K Architecture to create the building design and interiors.
Natural light suffuses the open-plan living areas, highlighting warm timber flooring which extends right up to the designer kitchens. Here, a full suite of Miele appliances and integrated fridge ensure the space is streamlined while hanging pendant lights spotlight the island bench made of reconstituted stone.
This sophisticated yet practical style is also found throughout the rest of the home. Master bedrooms feature walk-in robes (in select apartments only) and recessed shelving in the ensuite ensures there is plenty of space. The bathrooms deliver a clever use of large and small format tiles to create a tone-on-tone effect.
8Bourke places residents just moments from Eastland Shopping Centre. With over 350 stores and services, picking up the daily necessities or spending a couple of hours window shopping will be convenient and easy.
The centre also has a range of dining options to be enjoyed. From renowned pizzeria 400 Gradi to Huxtaburger’s artisan creations and delicious Cantonese food at Block 7 Dumplings, there’s something to satisfy almost all cravings.
Ringwood sits at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges and is the gateway to the stunning Yarra Valley wine region, but at the same time the Ringwood Bypass gives locals fast access to Melbourne’s CBD.
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