Top five Brunswick apartments on the market now

With a walk score of 97% and dotted with reclaimed warehouses, architect-designed residents and art studios, Brunswick forms an ever-evolving, enigmatic precinct
Top five Brunswick apartments on the market now
Nine Wilson Avenue, Brunswick. Image supplied
Max KwokDecember 7, 2021

Refining itself into one of Melbourne’s most sought-after inner-city locales, Brunswick has transformed into an adored enclave while keeping its authenticity intact.

Matured from its roots into a melting pot of cultures and colourful streetscapes, the suburb has become a magnet for artists and artisans.

As evidenced in the various developments that feature in this list, community and sustainable living are the fundamentals of the Brunswick lifestyle.

With a walk score of 97% and dotted with reclaimed warehouses, architect-designed residences and art studios, Brunswick forms an ever-evolving, enigmatic precinct.

Urban takes a look at the top five Brunswick apartments on the market now.

1. Nine Wilson Avenue
Developer: Neometro

Nine Wilson Ave forms the final piece of Neometro’s multi-stage development, Jewell Station Village, developed at the southern end of Brunswick near Royal Park.

Set to home 58 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as a handful of signature lots, Nine Wilson Ave is expected to play a significant part in the urban renewal of Brunswick.

Designed by architecture firm MAA and local landscape designers Mud Office, Nine Wilson Ave has been composed to emphasise natural light, thermal efficiency and spatial flexibility.

Each residence will have an average 7.5 star NatHERS energy rating, achieved by a recycled water system for landscape irrigation and energy saving LED lighting within the apartments.

Gas-free and fitted with solar panels, the building will be electric vehicle ready, and will have a communal rooftop with a productive garden and shared clotheslines.

2. 4 Ballarat Street
Developer: Assemble

Located in the heart of Brunswick, 4 Ballarat Street operates on a rent-with-the-option-to-buy model, which has made this development particularly popular with first home buyers.

Brought to life by Assemble and Fieldwork Architects, the Brunswick site was previously a factory designed by Melbourne architects AK Lines, McFarlane and Marshall.

The development similarly picks up on these distinctive qualities of post-war industrial buildings and the predominant terracotta hues of the neighbourhood in its interiors.

Apartments are accented with warm colours and no-fuss design details such as terracotta tiles, hard-wearing benchtops, rich terracotta-coloured kitchen joinery, and chrome finishes.

4 Ballarat St boasts a shared rooftop garden, designated dog park, green zone and planting space, communal laundry, multi-purpose room, multi-purpose workshop, lending library and temperature-controlled parcel room and storage.

3. Brunswick Yard
Developer: Urban Development Partners

Delivered by Urban Development Partners, Brunswick Yard boasts a collection of 147 residences in one, two and three-bedroom configurations.

Designed by Carr Design and based on a biophilia hypothesis, the residence boasts an abundance of outdoor spaces and is wrapped in a growing green vine which provides fresh air reticulation and privacy.

Central courtyards, an internal garden and a series of garden rooms provide space for meaningful interactions with fellow residents and provide a sense of community.

Interiors boast warm palettes and rich materials, with natural grain patterns in the timber floors, simple textures and exposed concrete ceilings.

Brunswick Yard is expected to reach completion in early 2023.

4. Elements Brunswick
Developer: Alpha 14 Property Group

Presenting a selection of 39 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, Elements delivers personalised templates for a broad demography of residents.

Designed by Plus Architecture, each home provides spacious floorplans with sustainable materials designed for longevity.

Like other Brunswick developments, Elements boasts sustainable features, including a 7.5 star energy rating, solar hot water, rainwater harvesting and natural ventilation.

Taking its cues from the vertical garden design in Milan and Singapore, the urban landscape created by Greenscape Landscape Architecture + Design incorporates a wellness garden, outdoor kitchen and barbeque.

5. Canvas
Developer:  ID_Land

Designed by Rothelowman and Hecker Guthrie, Canvas’ façade pays homage to Brunswick’s industrial past.

Fitting into the mosaic that forms Barkly Street, the project features 62 apartments in one, two and three-bedroom configurations.

“We want to engage with the rich Tapestry of built form which has shaped Brunswick into the suburb it is today”, Rothelowman architect, Stuart Marsland, said.

The project will have a rooftop residents’ amenity, with a 360-degree view of the Melbourne skyline alongside a kitchen and dining space, and a recreation lounge.

The apartments also boast no gas connection, making it 100% fossil fuel free, while communal gardens, rooftop rain water and solar PV offsetting makes sustainable living easy.

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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