Townhome insights: Family residences you can secure in inner-city Melbourne

Urban spoke with ICON Developments’ commercial director Scott Jarzynka, who noted that he’d seen an increase in both interest and sales for townhomes post-COVID-19

Townhome insights: Family residences you can secure in inner-city Melbourne
Port Lane, Port Melbourne. Image: Supplied

Developers are seeing increased interest in townhomes as homebuyers in the inner-city area seek convenient, spacious living.

Urban spoke with ICON Developments’ commercial director Scott Jarzynka, who noted that he’d seen an increase in both interest and sales post-COVID-19.

“People in the area are realising they need more space than they can find in an apartment offering locally”, he said.

One thing we have noticed is purchasers are more certain of their decision, they understand the benefits of townhome living and are ready to make the commitment.

According to Jarzynka, young families are making up the majority of buyers in townhouse developments, including their Balaclava project Inkerman & Nelson.

“[Young families] are the ones interested in maintaining the inner-city lifestyle and not having to compromise on local amenity”, he said.

Townhomes are typically the next step from apartment living, offering the extra space a growing family needs.

However, Jarzynka did not only emphasise a home’s design but their location, as a crucial factor when purchasing any property.

“Access to things like transport, dining, green space and good schools are important not just for living in a home but especially for the resale value.

“Secondly, size matters; townhomes offer the best value for those wanting space and location without the multi-million-dollar budgets.”

Urban takes a look at four townhomes perfect for families in Melbourne’s inner-city suburbs.
 

1. Port Lane, Port Melbourne
Address: 201 Williamstown Road, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Three-bedroom townhomes from $1,025,000

Boasting 122 three-bedroom residences, Port Lane offers a quality selection of townhomes in Port Melbourne.

The coastal community has been developed by ID_Lands alongside architects Rothelowman and interior designers Hecker Guthrie.

Curated landscaping by Tract frame the townhomes, sitting in harmony with their coastal environment and the Port Melbourne community.
 

2. The Lincoln Collection, Essendon
Address: 8-10 Lincoln Road, Essendon VIC 3040
Three-bedroom townhomes from $1,245,000

The Lincoln Collection features just 14 limited edition townhomes in two, three and four-bedroom configurations in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Essendon.

Designed by DKO Architecture, the development features timeless appeal with versatile floorplans and exceptional spaces.
 

3. Attica, St Kilda East
Address: 47 Lansdowne Road, St Kilda East VIC 3183
Three-bedroom townhomes from $1,548,250

Designed by Melbourne-based Perkins Architects, Attica delivers a series of seven townhouses that challenge the perceived boundaries of modern design. 

The development offers seven residences in two and three-bedroom configurations, featuring natural stone, oak timber and warm greys.

Attica is surrounded by the abundant offerings that form two of Melbourne’s liveliest suburbs, St Kilda East and Windsor.


4. Inkerman & Nelson, Balaclava
Address: 283-297 Inkerman Street, Balaclava VIC 3183
Three-bedroom townhomes from $1,285,000

Townhome insights: Family residences you can secure in inner-city Melbourne

Each of the Inkerman & Nelson townhomes so far have been sold to owner-occupiers and only four homes remaining in the development.

ICON is focused on creating flexible and customisable residences,

Designed by MAArchitects, the homes are considered for the customer and how they live, particularly young families who need a space that will be able to adapt as they grow. 

Max Kwok

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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