South Yarra’s renowned Forrest Hill precinct is set to receive a new landmark with the arrival of Yarra One; a collection of luxurious residences developed by Eco World-Salcon Y1 Pty Ltd and designed by one of Australia’s most influential and prolific practices, Fender Katsalidis Architects.
Rising gracefully above Melbourne’s most exclusive locale, Yarra One is set to become a fixture on Claremont Street, and invigorate the Forest Hill precinct with a new level of design quality and amenity for residents and the local community.
A series of 268 impeccably designed apartments across 26 floors comprise the development, including one, two and three bedroom apartments as well as four penthouses.
Exuding elegance, Yarra One captures the style and grace of South Yarra through its unique combination of amenities, shared spaces and architectural beauty.
Upon arrival at Yarra One, guests and residents will first happen upon the building’s open air atrium – a grand trellis with soaring timber frames and climbing greenery. Dappled light filters through the trellis by day, illuminating the public spaces.
Designed to bring a true sense of community to the building and the surrounding area, this atrium has functions as a meeting place, with retail space, cafes and seating areas.
“Positioned in the centre of the area’s pedestrian traffic between the train station and Chapel Street, the atrium has been designed to be used and embraced by the community,” says Karl Fender, founding director of Fender Katsalidis Architects.
“For the residents, the experience within Yarra One is one of immersive materiality and refined detail. Composed of clean lines, subdued lighting, green outlooks and rich textures, both the shared amenity spaces and the residences themselves offer a haven of calm and the warmth of a traditional home,” adds Fender.
The amenities of the building echo those of a luxury hotel, with a concierge who will welcome residents’ guests, arrange transport, receive parcels and secure dinner reservations, to name a choice few of the services available.
Yarra One also features a range of expertly designed spaces with a focus on wellness, helping residents maintain a healthy body and mind. This includes a dedicated wellness retreat with a state-of-the-art gym that looks out onto the greenery of the residents’ garden, a yoga and dance studio with light oak flooring and a private spa terrace.
“There is an almost intangible classic quality to South Yarra. In the architecture of Yarra One, we’ve reflected this through a design language of pure geometry,” says Fender. “Circular, elliptical and rectilinear forms combine to create a new building that is both bold yet welcoming.”