Shared Spaces Part I: Four Melbourne apartments with communal resident space

A new wave of luxury apartment living is arriving in Melbourne, with discerning buyers seeking high-end amenities, communal resident spaces and elegant design.

Shared Spaces Part I: Four Melbourne apartments with communal resident space
Hawthorn Park, Hawthorn East. Image supplied

There's been a push for increased amenity within apartment buildings, as residents seek to have everything in one place. 

Developers across Melbourne have taken note, and are building apartment projects with extensive communal facilities so residents can interact with neighbours and invite friends over in a larger space.

The type of amenity varies by development, whether it's a shared living and dining space, rooftop communal gardens, or luxury lap pools and spas.

In the first part of our Shared Spaces, we've taken a look at four apartment developments across Melbourne which have dedicated spaces for residents to unwind.

1. Hawthorn Park, Hawthorn East
Developer: Dahua Group

Hawthorn Park is truly a landmark suburban development with world-class amenities on offer exclusively to residents.  

Among these include plenty of bookable lounge and dining rooms with fully equipped chef’s kitchen.

Two of the four buildings that form Hawthorn Park link via a sky terrace and boardwalk that accompany the sky pool, perfect for memorable occasions and everyday affairs.

The development boasts 2,000sqm of landscaping designed by Jack Merlo, as well as outdoor facilities, including hammock lounges, lawns and landscaped walkways, alfresco dining and vegetable gardens.

2. 4 Ballarat Street, Brunswick
Developer: Assemble

Located in the heart of Brunswick, Assemble’s new rent-with-the-option-to-buy project, 4 Ballarat Street, focuses on bringing communities together.

“4 Ballarat St. has been designed to bring people together offering residents an enriched and connected life beyond their four walls”, said Assemble’s Rebecca Shackleton.

The development boasts a shared rooftop garden, designated dog park, green planting space and a shared clothesline on level eight.

Other shared facilities include a parcel room, lending library, multi-purpose room and workshop space.

3. Riverbank, Abbotsford
Developer: Salta Properties

Riverbank, one of two buildings at The Park House, resides on the banks of the Yarra River, not only connecting residents to the surrounding nature, but through world-class amenities at your fingertips.

Unrivalled building amenity exclusive to each residence has been provided to ensure occupants will be able to create a sense of lifestyle and community within the broader Park House project.

The development, designed by SJB, boasts a pool, gym, cinema, resident’s lounge and library, kids playroom, deluxe eight-seater cinema, bike workshop and golf simulation room.

SJB has aimed to transform the space into a ‘new neighbourhood’ with an improved public realm thanks to the common facilities.

4. The Evermore, Southbank
Developer: Landence Group

The Landence Group’s latest Southbank development, the Evermore, features a range of shared spaces that present a sense of escape from the everyday.

Influenced by the world’s grand hotels, the development boasts two private dining spaces for each of its buildings that overlook central courtyards.

Dining rooms sit adjacent to inviting communal lounges provided for residents’ relaxation and enjoyment.

Communal lounges incorporate high-quality materials like marble, dark timber, and brass trims, and are ideal for some quiet ‘me-time’ or relaxation with guests and other residents.

Max Kwok

Max Kwok

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

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