Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020

R.Iconic Melbourne- 253-273 Normanby Road, South Melbourne. Image: Mediaplus
R.Iconic Melbourne- 253-273 Normanby Road, South Melbourne. Image: Mediaplus

On Sunday night, the Andrews Government announced plans of a "slow, steady, and safe" road map to guide Victoria out of the strict lockdown imposed to reduce the spread of the virus during the second wave of the pandemic. With the decline in infection cases, record low-interest rates, new and existing government grants available to first home buyers as well as the competitive discounts offered by developers in the current environment – now provides a unique opportunity for buyers to enter the off-the-plan market.

If you’re considering purchasing an off-the-plan property in Melbourne, here are 5 of the capital city’s most exquisite and luxurious developments on the market right now.

1. Melbourne Square

93-119 Kavanagh Street, Southbank VIC 3006

Situated right in the heart of ­­­Southbank, Melbourne Square is a short stroll away from the incredible Yarra River, Melbourne’s renowned art precinct, and some of Australia’s top fine-dining restaurants including The Atlantic and Nobu. The world-class residential tower designed by COX Architecture with interiors by Carr, offers residents a premium level of personal services and luxury amenities that redefine the meaning of bespoke living.

Amongst the list of incredible amenities and communal facilities include private and bookable dining rooms, a cinema, golf simulator,  a sun terrace, and a fully-equipped gymnasium for residents to enjoy.

Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
Melbourne Square - 93-119 Kavanagh Street, Southbank. Image: CBRE
Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
Melbourne Square - 93-119 Kavanagh Street, Southbank. Image: CBRE

2. Capitol Grand

257 Toorak Road, South Yarra VIC 3141 

Capitol Grand, located in one of Melbourne’s most bustling and affluent inner-city suburbs, South Yarra is the newest and upcoming 50-storey development by the LK Property Group. The development offers its residents a New-York style of living, fulfilled through a six-star hotel-style lobby and 24-hour concierge service desk. 

With a David Jones Food Hall anchoring the three levels of luxury retail stores, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, an infinity pool overlooking the city skyline as well as a six-star spa and wellness centre, residents of Capitol Grand will be able to enjoy the amazing collection of world-class amenities across two levels (The Deck and Azure Club).

Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
The Capitol - 257 Toorak Road, South Yarra. Image: Amity
Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
The Capitol - 257 Toorak Road, South Yarra. Image: Amity

3. R.Iconic Melbourne

253-273 Normanby Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205

An urban sanctuary adjacent to the affluent Albert Park, Middle Park and South Melbourne suburbs, R Corporation’s latest residential project, R. Iconic is the only park front development with protected, endless views to the water and the city. 

The $850 million property features a wealth of amenities through its carefully considered building design and philosophy which is focused around the long-term benefits to its residents and their wellbeing. 

With a series of high-end shared facilities including an expansive outdoor infinity pool, a running track, yoga studio, private dining pavilions, and a wine vault, residents of R.Iconic can expect a truly unique dwelling environment that is metropolitan, yet provides a place of sanctuary.

Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
R.Iconic Melbourne- 253-273 Normanby Road, South Melbourne. Image: Mediaplus
Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
R.Iconic Melbourne- 253-273 Normanby Road, South Melbourne. Image: Mediaplus

4. Voyager

103 South Wharf Drive, Docklands VIC 3008

Comprising 315 contemporary apartments across 43 floors that dominate the Docklands skyline at 138 metres, Mirvac’s brand-new residential development, Voyager will become the tallest building to date in Melbourne’s award-winning waterfront sanctuary Yarra’s Edge. 

Residents of Voyager will be able to enjoy exclusive access to the private rooftop lounge and bar, complete with open-air fire-pit and panoramic views of the city skyline.

Furthermore, with full access to the Wharf Club, a health and wellness facility just a short stroll from the Voyager lobby, residents will be able to meet their fitness goals in chic style with state of the art gymnasium equipment complete with an indoor pool, spa, and steam room.

Alongside the expansive list of premium and uber-luxurious amenities, the proximity of the CBD from the residential building will provide residents with a convenient and relaxing waterfront way of dwelling.

Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
Voyager- 103 South Wharf Drive, Docklands. Image: Mirvac
Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
Voyager- 103 South Wharf Drive, Docklands. Image: Mirvac

5. UNO Melbourne

111 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
Uno Melbourne - 111 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne. Image: S P Setia
Melbourne’s top 5 luxury apartments in 2020
Uno Melbourne - 111 A’Beckett Street, Melbourne. Image: S P Setia

Widely known and respected internationally as a market leader in property development, S P Setia’s latest landmark project, UNO Melbourne embodies the notion of chic and unparalleled living in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

The architectural masterpiece designed by Elenberg Fraser features a 65 level multi-residential tower complete with generous open plan living and high-quality materials and finishes. Conveniently located on A'Beckett Street, the building is situated right within the free tram zone and is within walking distance to Melbourne Central Station and Shopping Centre, Flagstaff Gardens, and the renowned Queen Victoria Market. 

Alongside its proximity to some of Melbourne’s trendiest brunch spots and restaurants including Operator25, residents of UNO Melbourne can find world-class amenities right at their doorsteps with an onsite childcare facility, 24-hour concierge, a fully-equipped wellness centre as well as access to a teppanyaki private dining space, perfect for entertaining local or out of town guests.

Vivian Nguyen

Vivian Nguyen

Vivian Nguyen is a junior content creator and writer who is passionate about architectural design, urban planning and property development.

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