35 Albert Road, Melbourne, Vic 3000

The Emerald Golden Age

www.theemeraldmelbourne.com.au

Named for nearby Emerald Hill, The Emerald at 35 Albert Road joins an exclusive neighbourhood that includes the Shrine of Remembrance, the next door Domain apartments, the St Kilda Road boulevard, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Albert Park Lake.

Located on the arc of Albert Road between St Kilda Road and Kings Way, The Emerald will offer 282 apartments over 19 levels with a restaurant and convenience store on street level, a rooftop garden with a spa plus seven levels of car parking. Penthouse-style three-bedroom apartments will top the building.

Original plans were for a 29-level tower; however objections from neighbours in the Domain complex, dubbed the “Tower of Power” for its high-status ownership, led to a height reduction.

Built with gentle undulations to maximise views, The Emerald will look south-west across Albert Park Lake to the bay, north to the city and east to the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Shrine.

Award-winning architects The Buchan Group designed the building. Director David Cole says the architectural approach was inspired by the ripples and waves of nature, responding directly to the neighbouring gardens and lake.

Natural inspiration continues in the interiors designed by Melbourne practice Hecker Guthrie. “The interior spaces bring to life a contemporary Melbourne aesthetic; combining a raw, natural material palette with timeless detailing and craftsmanship,” says Hecker Guthrie director Hamish Guthrie.

Buyers will have a choice of colour schemes and, with 47 different floor plans across various levels, emphasis has been placed on maximizing living spaces and creating highly functional kitchen and laundry areas.

Balconies are generous with some one-bedroom apartments offering an internal area of 51 square metres and opening onto a balcony area of 16.9 square metres.

Internal finishes include a mixture of timber flooring and carpet in living areas and kitchen, carpet in bedrooms, tiling in bathrooms and laundries, stone tiling in penthouse bathrooms and 2pac joinery in selected areas. Kitchens will feature European stainless steel appliances and either Corian or stone benchtops, depending on the apartment level.

The Golden Age Development Group is developing The Emerald following the success of its project at 27 Little Collins Street, which includes several levels to be occupied by the Sheraton Hotel with an apartment tower above. Golden Age is a privately owned property development company based in Melbourne. With a focus on developing commercial and residential projects in Melbourne, the group is committed to designing and developing signature, high-end quality developments. Its Jade apartment development won the 2011 state and national award for Australian Institute of Architects for multiresidential.

Golden Age marketing manager Clara Wu says despite its exclusive address, The Emerald will have a laid-back feel with a family quality.

“People who want a balanced life will be able to find some quiet time at The Emerald. It’s close to the city for work and play, but you can come home to your own sanctuary close to the gardens and the lake,” she says.

“We’re attracting a lot of interest from people who live and work close to the city and in this area.”

If you would like a rental appraisal, please contact:

   Debbie Bruh

0477 306 505