Boat House2 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray VIC 3011

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16 levels

Urban's three favourite things about Boat House:

  • Gorgeous panoramic river and city views.
  • Proximity to major retail and employment precincts.
  • Walkable parklands and river trails.

With absolute river frontage, Boat House brings exceptional architectural design to the unique inner city location in Footscray, Melbourne’s charming western CBD.
Designed by award-winning firm CHT Architects, the building is inspired by the Maribyrnong’s riparian environment as it winds through the suburbs and opens out onto the Bay and reflects the neighbourhood’s rich marine heritage in a striking, articulated podium facade.

Drawing on the herringbone patterns of timber boat decking, Boat House embraces the natural environment with signature colonnading, creating multiple spaces that allow residents to experience the beauty of the waterfront to its fullest.

Comprising of 193 one and two bedroom apartments, Boat House offers high quality spacious floor plans for affordable prices with panoramic river and city views, which is a rarity for a suburb located only 4 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD!

Meticulous attention to detail is on display in every corner of every room. The interior design team at CHT Architects specially selected premium quality fixtures and fittings to deliver elegant touches to an atmosphere of contemporary comfort.

A sophisticated monochromatic palette offers a timeless and considered setting with plenty of room for your own individuality to shine. Engineered oak flooring in the living areas, plush carpeted bedrooms, luxurious practical considerations such as storage and spacious open plan living contribute to the overall ‘wow’ factor.

Kitchens are superbly appointed with stone benchtops, glass splashbacks and modern European appliances. Bathrooms have clever spatial design with sophisticated tapware and generous storage space.
Enjoy your gorgeous view that will never be interrupted through floor-to-ceiling double glazed windows that allow natural light to seep into every living space and bedroom.

Located in the cultural melting pot of Footscray, find warmth in the welcome of a vibrant, well connected community. Within walking distance, you will find large fresh food markets and second-hand clothing stalls within the city centre, large supermarkets, retail, commercial and eclectic restaurants that line the main streets. 

Gaze out to astonishing views of the Maribyrnong River and CBD as you sip your morning coffee in Boat House’s private podium roof garden. Have breakfast beneath the lush greenery of the arbour, or curl up in the sumptuous comfort of the residents’ lounge. Gather your friends for an evening get-together with the twinkling city lights as your backdrop. Book a table in the residents’ dining area for a family feast or slip downstairs to the ground floor restaurant for spectacular dining right next to the river. Energise your daily exercise regime with a workout in the fully equipped Boat House gymnasium.


  • A heated pool
  • Rooftop terrace and garden
  • Day spa with treatment rooms
  • Yoga studios
  • Landscaped gardens
  • A fully equipped gymnasium
  • Ground floor retail and restaurants

Experience river life as only a local can. Integrate indoor and outdoor living with a spectacular Entertainer’s Terrace, just perfect for a summer evening dinner party with friends.
Sip pre-dinner drinks while you and your guests look out to the Maribyrnong’s venerable pepper trees and listen for the rich diversity of the river’s aquatic birdlife.

Boat House was completed in mid 2019 with few apartments left.

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Maribyrnong (City)
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Footscray Station
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49.5, 58.5, 64.5, 82.23 Metres
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Nearby education

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Victoria University
Corner of Nicholson and Buckley Streets, Footscray VIC 3011
1km away
Victoria University
Ballarat Rd, Footscray VIC 3011
1.4km away
Victoria University
225 King St, Melbourne VIC 3000
4.3km away
Victoria University
256, 283, 295 & 300 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
4.6km away
University of Melbourne
Grattan Street, Parkville, Victoria, 3010
4.6km away
Gilmore College For Girls
298 Barkly Street, Footscray VIC 3011
1.3km away
Footscray City College
1 Kinnear Street, Footscray VIC 3011
1.7km away
Kensington Community High School
405 Racecourse Rd, Kensington VIC 3031
2km away
Mount Alexander 7-12 College
167-175 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington VIC 3031
2.9km away
Maribyrnong Secondary College
River Street, Maribyrnong VIC 3032
3km away
St Monica's School
2 Wingfield Street, Footscray VIC 3011
0.2km away
Footscray City Primary School
10 Hyde Street, Footscray VIC 3011
1km away
Footscray Primary School
Cnr Geelong Road & Barkly St, Footscray VIC 3011
1.5km away
Holy Rosary School
37 Gower Street, Kensington VIC 3031
1.8km away
Kensington Primary School
Mccracken Street, Kensington VIC 3031
1.8km away

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News about Boat House

A display in Joseph Road Precinct you say?
Urban Melbourne has in the past lamented the state of flux that had settled upon Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct; 15 hectares of private landholdings and public areas...
10th February 2015
Urban Melbourne has in the past lamented the state of flux that had settled upon Footscray's Joseph Road Precinct; 15 hectares of private landholdings and public areas...
Another month sees another batch of significant development sites come onto the market. 2014 has been an excellent year for both vendors and agents as the rush of...
18th November 2014
Another month sees another batch of significant development sites come onto the market. 2014 has been an excellent year for both vendors and agents as the rush of...

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