The unique architecture typically associated with Melbourne’s north has made its way to the city’s east, with Farmer Cutter & Swan, a new multi-residential development in Swan Street Richmond, reflecting northern streetscapes.
Designed by MA Architects, who are shortlisted in the 2017 Australian Interior Design Awards for a Residential Design Award, the project is set to deliver refined interiors and architecture to the east-end of Swan Street.
Developed in partnership by ICON Developments & Beams Projects, the considered contemporary design of the project will raise the bar for future apartments in Richmond, and create a new standard of living for those looking to settle in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant hubs.
Setting itself apart from existing properties in the area, Farmer Cutter & Swan brings a series of design focused apartments to the market, unlike past developments found in the area that have delivered price-point orientated residences.
ICON senior development manager Brinn Tavener says Farmer Cutter & Swan is a unique solution for those seeking the design quality of apartments found in the north, but the active and well-connected locality offered in the east.
“Currently there is a lack of design-focused apartments in Richmond. We wanted to create the kind of apartments found in places like Fitzroy and Collingwood, and use this to cater for the young professional market found in Richmond,” says Tavener.
“The development has already been popular with owner-occupiers, particularly those that are priced out of local established housing market but don’t want to leave the area.”
Since launching earlier in the year, Farmer Cutter & Swan has sold 63 per cent of its apartments with 90 per cent of these sales going to the owner-occupier market.
Beyond the design, Farmer Cutter & Swan is carefully planned to maximise its inner-city location and provide residents with easy access to a range of amenity.
“Richmond is a highly sought-after area due to its restaurants, cafes, proximity to sporting arenas and shopping precincts it offers residents. We are excited to be able to offer a development that can cater to this active lifestyle,” says Tavener.
Centred in a food focused-neighbourhood, the development is nearby to first-class restaurants and popular cafes on Swan Street, Church Street and Bridge Road.
Additionally, open green spaces and parklands surround the development, with the Yarra Bend just moments away.
Farmer Cutter & Swan is also well connected to public transport, with tram stops at the front door on Swan Street and Burnley Station just 200 metres away.
Apartments are available from $430,000 with completion expected in May 2019.