13 Jun 2019 / News
East Melbourne’s newest icon

A collection of luxury residences inspired by historic grandeur and elegance, George + Powlett, has recently completed in one of Melbourne’s most exclusive suburbs.

Brought to life by ICON Developments and designed by acclaimed architects Powell & Glenn, George + Powlett raises the bar of luxury apartment living in Melbourne.

Carefully considered, the contemporary design of the project presents a unique opportunity for those seeking design quality located on the doorstep of Melbourne’s vibrant city center, according to ICON’s development manager, Cameron Shekleton.

“Nestled amongst East Melbourne’s wide streets, rows of stately homes and acres of parkland, George + Powlett is a flagship project for ICON as we sought to redefine luxury apartment living in an unbeatable location,” says Shekleton.

“Beautifully crafted, the bright living spaces, outdoor entertaining areas, location and overall level of craftsmanship come together to create something rather special. This truly is design without compromise.”

Residents of George + Powlett will enjoy a new, understated form of luxury in their home – including high-end finishes and well-considered floor plans.

“George + Powlett represents a rare level of exclusivity. With limited residences remaining, this is a truly rare purchasing opportunity for luxury, low-maintenance living, in a very desirable area,” says Sarah Case, director at RT Edgar.

With a seamless balance between space and luxury, the apartments incorporate three-metre high ceilings, full-height doors and glass facades to fill each home with an abundance of natural northern light. The apartments feature a clean and considered colour palette throughout.

The architects, Powell & Glenn, have approached the design in the same way they would a high-end home to deliver spaces that are both functional and beautiful.

Known for their expertise in harnessing natural light, design principal and director of Powell & Glenn, Ed Glenn, describes the project as a ‘play on light’.

“Balancing a sense of lightness and depth, we played with the natural light to create an intriguing visual and living experience. Each apartment has been designed to bask in natural light and therefore from entering the building to sitting in your living room, the natural light is used throughout to articulate and define the importance of space,” says Glenn.

Through the incorporation of natural materials, such as raw timber, stone and marble, these spacious and beautifully proportioned apartments are to be enjoyed for their natural and understated nature.

“This development has a timeless quality to it. We have created a piece of architecture that nestles in and picks up on the rhythm of the buildings around it, whilst also creating something that has a sense of depth, confidence and individuality to it.”

Outside, designer and landscaper Myles Baldwin has created a strong connection between the built form and the landscaped environment, incorporating a lush, impeccably layered landscape for each individual residence.

All apartments have been designed with a generous allowance of wall space for artwork.  Large storage rooms in the basement also allow for conversion into private wine cellars.

Only two residences remain, including a courtyard apartment starting from $2.9 million and an expansive second-floor apartment starting from $5.5 million.

Please inquire via Sarah Case at RT Edgar on 0439 431 020 or scase@rtedgar.com.au


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