Moonee Valley’s newest address enjoys trackside elegance

News Oct 12, 2023

Written By Sarah Morris | Domain Prestige

The Premium Collection at Trackside House features 10 exclusive residences with expansive views, spacious living and luxury detail.

Moonee Ponds is one of Melbourn’s hidden gems – a suburb within easy reach of the CBD and with plenty of green spaces, tree-lined streets, prestige homes, and a vibrant retail and restaurant hub.

At the heart of the suburb lies Moonee Valley Racecourse, which is currently the focus of an historic $2 billion redevelopment.

The project is transforming the 40-hectare site into a botanical-inspired residential landmark. With residents moving into Moonee Valley Park, it’s fast becoming the most desirable neighbourhood in Melbourne’s inner north.

A leading element of the redevelopment is Trackside House, an exclusive collection of 207 apartments that incorporates the very best in architecture and interior design and offers panoramic views across the racecourse and the city skyline.

Within Trackside House sits the Premium Collection – 10 residences that feature three or four bedrooms and range in size internally from 133 to 264 square metres.

These apartments also present generous outdoor spaces perfect for an informal al fresco lunch or entertaining on a summer’s evening.

Such has been the demand for the Premium Collection that only four of the 10 residences remain available.

“Trackside House represents the very best in contemporary architecture, inspired by the local context and nature, and offering state-of-the-art amenities,” says Chris Hayton, principal at Rothelowman, the architectural firm  that designed Trackside House. “With immediate proximity to track frontage and uninterrupted city skyline views, the underlying design philosophy for Trackside House has always been to deliver a living experience of enviable generosity by leveraging its unique setting.:

The Premium Collection has been specifically designed to elevate every facet of luxury living through a combination of exceptional views, expansive and free-flowing indoor and outdoor living areas, premium inclusions in every room and the sense of craftmanship incorporated in every detail.

Acclaimed high-end design studio Carr has created the interiors of the Premium Collection to be timeless and uplifting with soft tones, refined detailing and a restrained colour palette that evokes a sense of calm and wellbeing. Timber, stone and brushed metal finishes are seamlessly blended with gallery-like walls, open shelving, expansive windows, a flowing floor plan and an abundance of natural light.

Befitting the “Premium” name, the highly desirable four-bed homes also include integrated temperature-controlled wine cellars, access to the residents’ rooftop infinity pool, and private dining with city views.

They offer convenient lifestyle services including dog wash, EV charging spaces, a concierge, a workspace hub, and a wellness sanctuary with a sauna, gym, and yoga room.

Premium Collection residents also enjoy access to the surrounding parks and gardens.

“Trackside House includes a neighbourhood square build around the magnificent Italian stone pine trees with Mediterranean planting and a grape-vine covered pergola,” says Janis Fischer, director of landscape architectural firm Tract.

“Residents will be able to enjoy the terraced gardens facing the racecourse, with an emphasis on spring-flowering plants,” she says.  “They will also have access to the rainforest-themed residents’ garden and the roof garden overlooking the racecourse.”

Moonee Valley Park is an inspired venture between developer Hamton and leading industry superannuation fund Hostplus, in partnership with Moonee Valley Racing Club.

Hamton has been a trusted development partner for a number of significant Melbourne landmarks, including the transformation of the University of Melbourne’s Hawthorn campus, which will deliver a $400 million residential development incorporating green open space, sustainability and architectural excellence.

Hamton received the 2016 UDIA President’s Award for best development in Australia for its $420 million Eden, Haven and Sanctuary development in Abbotsford.

Trackside House and the Premium Collection promise to bring the same quality, lifestyle and prestige to the thriving Moonee Ponds neighbourhood, says Hamton Property Group managing director Matt Malseed.

“We deliberately positioned Moonee Valley Park as a premium neighbourhood within a botanical park,” he says. “A significant proportion of purchasers are racing enthusiasts, and we expect that the oversized track-facing apartment balconies and the incredible rooftop amenity space will be very well utilised on iconic race days, such as the Cox Plate.”


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