An address in the heart of abundant Blackburn amenity: Why first home buyers love Ascend

Framed by Blackburn’s leafy streets, Ascend presents a boutique collection of two, three and four-bedroom townhomes close to abundant lifestyle amenities
An address in the heart of abundant Blackburn amenity: Why first home buyers love Ascend
Ascend, Blackburn. Image supplied
Max KwokOctober 29, 2021

First home buyers seeking the suburban comfort of Melbourne’s east and strong neighbourhood amenities are embracing the newest townhouse development in Blackburn, Ascend.

Framed by Blackburn’s leafy streets, Ascend presents a boutique collection of two, three and four-bedroom townhomes close to abundant lifestyle amenities.

The development makes the most of urban life and natural charm, embracing natural bushland and lakeside views of the nearby Blackburn Lake Sanctuary.

Local residents are encouraged to take advantage of these neighbourhood offerings, including the various walking trails that wind through the nearby Blacks Walk Reserve and Gardiners Creek.

Box Hill Gardens sits just five minutes from the property, where families can enjoy a picnic or barbeque under shady trees, explore playgrounds and utilise the outdoor sports courts and running tracks.

Box Hill and Wattle Park Golf Clubs are located within close proximity to Ascend, primed for a relaxing game of golf, while nearby gyms bring fitness classes and wellness close to home.

The project is also primed to benefit from convenient transport options, major shopping centres and dining and recreational opportunities on offer.

Melbourne CBD is a simple 30-minute commute away via the M3, with train services from Blackburn station and local buses connecting residents to surrounding suburbs.  

Accessible shopping options include Laburnum Village, Box Hill Centrum and the eateries that dot South Parade.

According to SQM Research, Blackburn has seen home values grow 6.9 per cent per annum over the past 10 years, stronger than the Melbourne average of 5.6 per cent.

The suburb sits within the highly desired Box Hill school zone, which includes one of Melbourne’s most prized public schools, Box Hill High School, and others including Our Lady of Sion College, Blackburn and Laburnum Primary Schools.

Deakin University’s nearby Burwood campus is also close by, while Monash University is just a 20-minute drive away.

Carefully considered living spaces exude an immediate sense of belonging thanks to white walls and warm-toned flooring.

Spacious open-plan living and dining areas flow through to large balconies, completing the full indoor-outdoor experience and the ideal space for casual living or entertaining.

Designed by Jesse Ant Architects, the project features high-quality finishes, charming cabinetry, stone benchtops and a sleek splashback.

Stunning minimalism delivers contemporary elegance to townhomes, with soft grey flooring, chrome tapware and a lustrous central island bench providing a casual extension of the formal dining area.

Max Kwok

Max Kwok is a staff contributor at urban.com.au. Based in Sydney, Max has previously worked at Property Observer where he specialised in content creation and editorial research.

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