Buyers done shopping around snap up the Hue apartments
A prime address for shopaholics teamed with striking architecture and affordable prices have driven high demand for the Hue complex in Hughesdale.
The five-storey project will house 72 apartments, but just 17 remain after a strong initial response.
Developed by Grand Properties Consortium, the project’s irregular-shaped facade of exposed brickwork, rendering, glazing and polished surfaces is courtesy of Buchan Group architects.
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Castran Gilbert’s Mark Forytarz said 70 per cent of apartment sales so far had been to owner occupiers, which was a nod to the development’s architecture, pricing and top location.
While downsizers were among the buyers, Mr Forytarz said interest was also coming from “people who have children who want to stay in the area”.
Understandable, given the eateries, cafes and provedores of Eaton Mall and Oakleigh Central shops a short walk away. Shopaholics would also appreciate being a few minutes from Chadstone shopping centre, he said.
All the remaining apartments are two-bedroom designs, with internal space ranging from about 70-81sq m and balconies from 8-32sq m.
Natural light is a focus throughout, with full-height windows looking to a private courtyard or balcony.
Timber floors add character to open-plan living areas that encompass a kitchen with pendant lighting and informal dining space at a raised bar. Stone benchtops add to the appeal in the cooking space and the bathrooms.
Construction has started and is due to finish in November.
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Two-bedroom apartments are priced from $570,000-$675,000.