Where you choose to live can have a significant impact on your lifestyle and happiness. So it’s important to consider how apartment living might be the perfect choice for your lifestyle.
Let’s take a look at 5 of the reasons that set apartments apart from other living arrangements.
Multi-level luxurious amenities
Apartment living provides residents with more than just a place to call home and developers have taken extra steps to ensure the experience is comparable to, or even exceeds that, of living within a stand-alone property.
Perhaps the biggest signal of this is the vast array of amenities on offer at many apartment towers and precincts across the country. The allure of large outdoor spaces, swimming pools, health and wellness facilities and communal spaces are all attractive propositions for a range of buyers.
West Side Place offers multiple levels of luxurious amenities to its residents, and they have been curated to create a sense of lifestyle, community and wellbeing.
For residents in Towers 1 and 2, Garden and Central Residences enjoy access to three levels of residential apartment amenities, whilst an additional level of amenity is exclusive to occupants of the Sky Residences.
Some of the luxurious amenities include heated swimming pools, fully equipped gyms, cinemas, dedicated wine cellars and tasting venues, tranquil garden terraces with BBQ facilities, spacious yoga and pilates studio, library and more.
A residence in Towers 3 and 4 also offers residents with access to multiple levels of amenities, including landscaped garden terraces, pools, gyms, private dining rooms, wine tasting/cellar, rooftop cinema, virtual golf, and meeting areas amongst others.
Exclusive to Sky Residents, a rooftop terrace also exists, with three plunge pools located under a series of shade structures extends out from the architectural facade. The pools are inspired by external tropical rock pools and are detailed with stone edges and surrounded with verdant planting. Small intimate seating areas are seamlessly integrated into the series of pools, making for the perfect place to laze the day away with a good book.
Apartment Configurations and Sizes to suit a Range of Buyers
Another advantage of apartment living is the variety of configurations and orientations on offer.
Whether you are a first home buyer, downsizer, upsizer or simply looking for a change, there’s a type of apartment on offer to suit a range of lifestyles and budgets.
West Side Place caters to a veritable array of buyers thanks to apartments available in one, two or three-bedroom designs, as well as a variety of configurations with additional features, such as dedicated study spaces, balconies and more.
Designed by the award-winning Cottee Parker architects, thoughtful design allows for the maximisation of natural light and breath-taking views, thanks to the inclusion of seamless floor-to-ceiling windows.
Kitchens feature stylish and sturdy natural stone benchtops and splashbacks, high-quality European appliances, as well as premium timber floors sporting custom joinery. And thanks to the 2.7m ceilings, you will never feel crowded in your own home, making the most of the room available to you.
Apartments at West Side place offer stunning views of Docklands, Port Phillip Bay and the Melbourne city skyline, so depending on your preference, there’s a view to satisfy all desires.
Green Spaces in the City’s Heart
In addition to luxurious amenities and common areas across the four towers of West Side Place, residents have access to an assortment of green spaces within the precinct.
Green spaces provide mental, physical, environmental, and social benefits, which were all key considerations when designing the West Side Place precinct.
The landscape design includes the precinct bound by Spencer Street, Lonsdale Street, Little Lonsdale Street, and Merriman Lane. Two podiums flank a new central green laneway activated with ground-floor retail tenancies and hotel lobbies.
The upper-level terraces are conceived to provide a variety of social amenity space for residents and hotel guests, set in a semi-enclosed temperate rainforest setting.
The extensive network of public green spaces features lush gardens, park and rich plant-life that weave throughout paved pathways taking residents and visitors through the centre of the precinct. It’s a key component that sets West Side Place from many other Melbourne CBD apartments.
These public gardens also feature outdoor seating and sculptural artwork pieces to provide a perfect balance of serenity and style right at home, complete with WiFi access throughout all communal spaces.
Perhaps one of the greatest benefits of these green spaces for residents, is not having to maintain them yourself, as you would a backyard.
Living within the heart of Melbourne’s CBD ensures you’re never too far from all this incredible city has to offer.
Melbourne’s blessed with some of the best restaurants and bars in the world and for the foodies out there, being within walking distance or a quick tram or train ride away, is a big bonus. Coffee, of course, is another staple for many Melbournians, and if it’s caffeine you crave, you won’t have to venture too far to find a cup of your favourite brew.
For those with a penchant for being among nature, the CBD is blessed with an abundance of green spaces that you can immerse yourself in. Flagstaff Gardens, the city’s oldest park, spans seven hectares and its iconic lawns are home to a variety of mature trees and flower beds, with long stretches of pathways shaded by avenues of elms. For residents of West Side Place, it’s located only 400m away. Royal Botanic Gardens, Carlton Gardens, Parliament Gardens and others are within close proximity too.
Docklands offers visitors a city experience by the water and boasts entertainment, shopping, restaurants, bars and water activities. It’s a hop, skip and jump away from West Side Place and makes for the perfect place to spend a day or evening.
The CBD itself is easily accessed via the free tram network, with stops located directly in front of the precinct on Spencer and Lonsdale Streets. This makes it easy for residents to get to some of the city’s most popular landmarks such as Federation Square, Bourke Street Mall, Royal Exhibition Building, Chinatown and more.
Southern Cross Station is located directly opposite the precinct on Spencer Street, providing easy access to all areas of the city, suburbs and regional Victoria, which is a major benefit, especially for those without a car.
Experience a True Sense of Community
One of the other major drawcards of apartment living, particularly within a precinct such as West Side Place, is the sense of community among residents.
Bustling with life, the ground and the tower’s podium feature lush garden plazas, shopping, an arcade and a new central laneway, making for the perfect meeting place among residents.
The amenity spaces also provide opportunities to meet your fellow neighbours and make new friends.