Have It All At Ville

Stunning new apartments that let you enjoy the essence of inner city living

Issue: Sep 2010

Exterior of Ville
Contemporary architecture and timeless design define Ville, Parkville Garden’s latest and final collection

If there is one place that you can have “your cake and eat it”, it would be at Ville.

Ville represents the exciting final phase of Parkville Gardens being developed by The Village Park Consortium (VPC), a joint venture between Australand Holdings Ltd and Citta Property Group. Parkville Gardens was originally created to house athletes for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. It has since been transformed into a unique master-planned community.

Already completed and sold at Parkville Gardens are 168 high quality contemporary homes, 22 townhouses and 34 villas adapted from heritage buildings. Ville comprises low-rise two and three-storey apartments, will complete the Parkville Gardens community.

“Lower rise projects are becoming more popular because they promote a feeling of community and being connected that high-rise living cannot,” says Sarah Bloom, Australand’s State Manager for apartments.

That was one of the features, among others, that attracted buyer Joseph Emmanuel. “We have lived here since the Commonwealth games and we find this area to be very safe. We like the fact that it is not a high-rise development and we like the way the houses are spaced out. The idea of splitting the blocks into two and three floors gives a better street appearance. The location is close to the city and airport and the price is competitive,” reveals Emmanuel.

Launched this month, this new kid of the block is ready to offer you the chance to fully express yourself at home and beyond and embrace life like you’ve never known it before.

Contemporary interiors
Contemporary interiors, created by Libby Thornton Interior Design, give the apartments a stylish yet homely feel (Artist’s Impression)

Chill at Home in Style

Functional elegance cannot be overstated at Ville. Designed in consultation with leading architectural practice, SJB Architects, you can take your pick from Ville’s one and two-bedroom apartments – each designed as a celebration of comfort and style.

You are bound to appreciate the attention to detail given to the design of the apartments. Sleek window treatments, opaque glass oyster lights and Omega appliances add to the chic look that complements your lifestyle.

Hook Up with the Community

Here in Parkville Gardens, you can truly live life your way, whether that means hooking up with other residents or settling in your own space.

Parkville Gardens is set within a 20-hectare site and it all leads straight into the natural splendour of Royal Park. So letting loose outdoors with friends can be a spontaneous, everyday experience.

Bikers
Enjoying and recharging at the Royal Park can be a daily affair

The landscaped parklands surrounding Ville also encourage residents to meet and enjoy the outdoor facilities. You can choose to relax under established trees on immaculately manicured lawns or take part in team activities at the nearby sports fields, State Netball and Hockey Centre, the Royal Park Golf Club, and the historic Carlton Gardens Tennis Club.

Contemporary with a Conscience

Ville also reflects sensitivity to its surroundings, both visually and practically. The low-rise two and three-storey height harmonises with the village atmosphere and the landscaped parkland.

Environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles are implemented throughout to ensure all apartment buildings achieve an average of 6 stars exceeding the minimum prescribed Building Code of Australia rating. Such principles include double glazing to windows and sliding doors as required.

At Ville, sustainability is achieved with sophistication, as it is throughout Parkville Gardens. Ville’s low maintenance, drought-tolerant landscaped gardens will be watered by a rooftop rainwater catchment system.

Bike It

Bikers
A labyrinth of arcades, laneways and exciting new discoveries in the Central Business District are just a pedal away

Living at Ville also means you get to enjoy village life, city life and natural life all by the power of two wheels!

You can enjoy a picnic at Royal Park, feel the energy of Melbourne University, RMIT, shop for fresh produce and fabulous bargains daily at the Queen Victoria Market or be part of the bustling cafe culture of Lygon Street.

So, lose yourself in the unlimited possibilities of the urban labyrinth. Pedal on and when something catches your fancy, stop, lock up your bike and let it wait. The ample and easily accessible bike storage encourages residents to leave the car behind and take advantage of the wealth of bicycle tracks around the park and through to the CBD and neighbouring suburbs.

Getting where you want to go when you’re off your bike is totally convenient too. Train stations, bus and tram stops are within walking distance and easy freeway connection to Melbourne Airport via CityLink which is just around the corner.

It’s no wonder Ville embraces the very best of inner city and park-side living with a village atmosphere. Every aspect of this is part of your new life in Ville.

Parkville Has Had Strong Rental Growth

SQM Research notes that from over the past three years (mid 2007 – mid 2010), Parkville has recorded rental growth stronger than historical averages, achieving an annualised growth rate of 11.2%. This was greater than rental growth in the City of Melbourne LGA and Greater Melbourne, which recorded a three year annualised growth rate of 8.2% and 10.5% respectively.

So it all adds up: from your own piece of contemporary architecture, the inner-urban heritage surroundings of Parkville that include spectacular parks, exciting city life and easy public transport access to an excellent investment opportunity.

That’s why you can have it all, making Ville an ideal proposition!

For more information on Ville, visit www.australand.com or call (+61) 13 38 38.

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