Render v reality: How BCENTRAL's finished apartments stack up against its plans

ALIA is now McKinnon's tallest multi-residential building, with a northerly aspect and views of the city skyline, bay and Dandenong Ranges

Render v reality: How BCENTRAL's finished apartments stack up against its plans
The render of ALIA in McKinnon. Image supplied

The Melbourne property developer and construction firm BCentral are rubber-stamping their reputation of delivering what they promised when selling their off the plan apartment developments.

They recently completed ALIA in the bayside McKinnon area, and the development, particularly the kitchen, look identical to the renders offered to buyers when the sales launched last year.

Below is an example of how alike the render and finished product of the kitchen are, created by the interior design studio ZUNICA.

Render v reality: How BCENTRAL's finished apartments stack up against its plans
Top Image - Render of kitchen. Bottom Image - Finished product of kitchen.

ALIA was a collaborative effort by ZUNICA, Perkins Architects, and Bruce Henderson Architects. 

Prior to the launch of the apartments last year, the full-floor penthouse sold for nearly $2 million, setting a suburb record for an apartment. A number of the sub-penthouses sold for over $1 million.

BCentral founder Tal Goldman told Urban when sales launched that ALIA was perfect for anyone searching for a premium home with world-class amenity.

Render v reality: How BCENTRAL's finished apartments stack up against its plans
Top Image - Render of Alia exterior. Bottom Image - Finished Alia exterior.

“This project is so special when it comes to multi-residential living - we have ensured each floor plan is expansive and light-filled, offering that perfect balance of comfort and functionality," Goldman said.

"Our mantra from day one, was to create the very best residential project McKinnon has been presented with. We focus on doing things right and the results have followed. It is extremely satisfying for the whole development team to have achieved such a lofty goal.”

Render v reality: How BCENTRAL's finished apartments stack up against its plans
Left Image - Render of bathroom. Right Image - Finished bathroom product.

ALIA is now McKinnon's tallest multi-residential building, with a northerly aspect and views of the city skyline, bay and Dandenong Ranges.

There are only three-bedroom apartments left in ALIA, priced from $1.24 million.

Another of BCentral's latest developments, their equally boutique Bayside apartment project Southbay in Cheltenham, recently completed construction.

Render v reality: How BCENTRAL's finished apartments stack up against its plans
Top Image: Render of Southbay Exterior. Bottom Image: Finished Southbay Exterior.

The sold-out development, designed by the architect Mould Murray, comprises 28 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, including penthouse-style apartments and oversized outdoor courtyards and terraces. 

Render v reality: How BCENTRAL's finished apartments stack up against its plans
Left Image: Render of Southbay Entrance. Right Image: Finished Southbay Entrance.

BCentral's latest development is Cascade in Bentleigh at 27 Bent Street, a boutique collection of 31 two and three-bedroom apartments starting from $630,000.

The Bent Street project, slated for completion around April 2022, has been designed by the awarded CBG Architects.

Spanning four levels, Cascade is set to have a 6-star energy rating and open plan living spaces that flow out to private balconies or gardens

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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