Melbourne’s inner north was once considered the city’s slums, with large swathes of the region decrepit and destitute. But times have moved on, with the days of outside only bathrooms and rickety wooden buildings long gone.
Today, Melbourne’s north is widely recognised as the trendy capital of the city, with an array of coffee shops, high-end bars, and eclectic shops and boutiques taking centre stage alongside a selection beautiful homes and apartments that would deserve a spot in any good living guide.
Whether you are on the hunt for your new dream property, are keen to invest in the best of Melbourne, or are looking forward to the day you can put a deposit on your first home, our guide to the best new properties in the inner north will certainly inspire!
166 Gertrude Street
Remember when Vogue named Fitzroy as one of the coolest Neighbourhoods in the world? Well this is your chance to call that place home!
Located on one of Melbourne’s most prized strips, 166 Gertrude Street is the latest apartment project from leading developer Kalex.
There will just be 26 exquisitely designed one, two and three bedroom apartments in total here, ranging from $580,000 to a cool $2.2 million. There’s no doubt that 166 Gertrude Street screams luxury, style and buckets of cool.
Location: 166 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Pace of Collingwood
We love the industrial and raw aesthetic and feel of Collingwood, and this exciting new development promises to capture this in its essence, with the planned exposed red brick work and precast concrete tones set to inspire memories of industrial era design, but with a modern twist.
One of the most exciting parts of this new development is the planned communal rooftop park, providing greenery for the residents and a perfect space for entertaining, dining and socialising. The rooftop will include an open-air kitchen, barbecues, grassy areas and sun-loungers. Incredible.
Location: 51 Langridge Street, Collingwood
Website: Pace of Collingwood
Embrace Parkside focusses on design and architecture that oozes contemporary chic, and the upper levels enjoying sweeping views of Royal Park and Melbourne’s CBD.
But if we were looking for a new home in Parkville right now, it wouldn’t be the fantastic views that would capture our hearts. It would be ‘The Podium Club’.
The Podium Club is a private retreat space created for the exclusive use of residents at Embrace Parkside, featuring a gym, a library, lounge and dining spaces, a sauna and a cinema. Yes, you heard it right, a private cinema!
Location: Parkville Gardens, Parkville
Website: Embrace Parkside
In amongst the boutique retail spaces and cosmopolitan cafés that characterise Queensberry Street, and enjoying close vicinity to the european eateries and continental cafés of Carlton, The Eminence basks in the refined balance of its coveted position.
Whether you are seeking stately gardens, tranquil parklands, fine dining, eclectic arts and or a culture not found in many other parts of Australia, The Eminence is all about the location.
Head to the rooftop terrace to marvel at your new kingdom. If you made it here, you did well.
Location: 139 Queensberry Street, Carlton
Website: The Eminence
Selling fast, and with only a few left, Arden Park is hard to beat for accessibility in the North, sitting just 2 km’s away from the CBD. But if you live in Melbourne’s inner north, a great location is a given.
What really makes Arden Park stand-out is the fully landscaped park sitting right on top of the building, to include barbecue pavilions, grassy mounded lawns, big shady trees and even veggie plots. You won’t find a better place to plant your veggies so close to the CBD!
Location: 275 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne
Website: Arden Park