You may know of Milieu – they produced Peel by Milieu, the highly successful sophisticated apartment project designed to reflect individual lifestyles. Now that people are happily living in their Peel homes, Milieu is bringing a new development to Collingwood – with a twist.
While off-the-plan apartments are a wonderful investment for so many reasons, the one potential issue some people are faced with is the inability to customise their living spaces. This is why, with the help of DKO and DesignOffice, Milieu has focused on creating flexible apartment configurations at Bedford by Milieu.
“Typically, off the plan purchasers have the ability to choose fixtures and fittings,” DesignOffice co-director Mark Simpson explains. “However the level of customisation at Bedford means buyers can actually impact amenity and space planning – elements that have a direct impact on livability, which is largely unheard of in the multi-residential market.”
In an innovative three-step process, your new home will accommodate your lifestyle. Whether you like extra space in the kitchen, or would rather have one big bathroom over two smaller ones, you can choose layouts from a template of A, B or C that will suit you perfectly.
And, even though Bedford by Milieu has been specifically designed to be flexible, each home includes all the modern features we have come to expect from high-end apartment developments.
From the moment you enter your new home, you will enjoy the carefully considered inclusions. A welcome station at the door is the perfect place to stow all those small items you carry with you every day – keys, purse, handbag, and so on.
Meanwhile, attention has been paid to storage solutions. From spaces carved out in the kitchen for appliances, to the wardrobe and broom closets, you will not be left wanting for space. As an added bonus, these homes include custom joinery elements for everyday items, as well as shelves and drawers for books and paperwork, so you can ensure your space remains clean and uncluttered.
The design teams have worked together to ensure each home benefits from natural light at both ends of the living area and include cross-flow ventilation.
Located in Collingwood, the eclectic and ever-changing suburb home to some of Melbourne’s well-known restaurants and bars, you’ll have a hard time choosing where to go for dinner.
Walk to work in the city in the mornings, or enjoy a peaceful bike ride through the backstreets and cycling trails. On a rainy day, take the frequently-running trams from Smith Street.
“We are all individuals, so invariably our goal is to effect intelligent designs that facilitate a level of personal preference, to allow people to complement their way of life,” Simpson says. “In short, a cookie cutter approach to residential development is no longer relevant.”