A boutique apartment project with oasis-style amenity atop an iconic site in Melbourne’s northwest has unveiled its final release.
The final release of luxury apartments at Stonepine House, part of the Moonee Valley Park development, has officially hit the market.
Set across a beautifully crafted 11-level building, Stonepine House is the third residential stage of the highly regarded redevelopment — a joint venture between Hamton Property Group, Moonee Valley Racing Club and Hostplus — and buyers have already been taking plenty of interest.
An inner-city sanctuary
Meticulously planned by award-winning architects Rothelowman, Stonepine House’s L-shaped design creates a relaxing urban sanctuary vibe.
Fergus Humphries, Sales and Marketing Director from Hamton Property Group, says the building is surrounded by greenery from every outlook, with the design complementing the site’s existing natural features.
“The building itself is quite impressive and then it’s surrounded by parks, gardens and open space,” Humphries says.
“It centres around Stonepine Square, a green piazza in the middle of the development, which has two beautiful 125-year-old stone pine trees.”
The Mediterranean-inspired Stonepine Square has been carefully curated by landscape specialist Tract and seamlessly melds with the further 20 hectares of green open space that will feature across the broader development.
Anne Flaherty, economist at realestate.com.au, says the convenient location and green surroundings are attractive drawcards for buyers.
“Moonee Ponds is a suburb that’s in Melbourne’s growth corridor,” Flaherty explains.
“It’s close to the Melbourne CBD, but it still has that suburban green feel. It’s also got really good transport access with good roads, a train station and a tram line.”
Flaherty notes that buyers have been showing strong interest in the area. The median house price in the area increased 14% in the 12 months leading up to April 2022 and 10% for units, according to PropTrack data.
“Also, this is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most iconic racecourses, which makes the location a bit special and means that you have that green outlook from aspects of the development,” she adds.
Modern style amenity
While the landscape and iconic location are major drawcards, Humphries says that the development will also impress when it comes to amenity.
Every resident has access to a concierge, rooftop infinity pool with CBD and racetrack views, an alfresco dining area and communal barbecues in the neighbouring building.
“There’s also a library lounge and private dining room in Stonepine House,” he adds.
“We’ve also included a ‘maker’s shed’ in the basement. This is a space where you can go and put furniture together, tune the skis, or pot your plants so you’re not getting the balcony dirty.”
There’s also a modern gym and wellness centre, while the new TOTE Bar and Dining is just a short stroll away, as is the lively local shopping precinct of Puckle St for food and retail.
Plus, to top it off there are also plans in place for Cox Place, a vibrant village-style precinct that’ll be the buzzing heart of the future community in the years to come.
A home of ideal proportions
Buyers at Stonepine House will also be swept up in the spacious and upscale interiors of these luxury apartments.
Humphries says the latest release was reconfigured before launch in response to growing demand for larger dwellings.
“What we’ve found is that there’s been huge demand for the larger three-bedroom product — we were just about sold out of the these. So, we’ve gone back to the drawing board to create a further selection of larger homes.”
Humphries says the interiors are high-end, designed by Carr in a minimalist theme with a crisp white palette that evokes an aura of restrained elegance.
The kitchens have stone bench centrepieces, while timber floors have been used throughout to create a homely feel from start to finish. Floor-to-ceiling glazing allows residents to bask in the greenery outside without having to leave home, while sizeable balconies maximise indoor-outdoor living.
The result are homes which combine comfort with convenience, Humphries says.
“People can enjoy their homes, but they are also low maintenance. So, if you have a busy lifestyle or like to travel, you can just lock it up and leave.”
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