As Footscray’s evolution continues to steadily progress, opportunities for cultural excellence have never been more readily available in this charismatic and colourful locale. Replete with dining destinations, shopping hubs and exceptional schools, the gentrified domain is one that seizes the very best of city living while still holding strong a relaxed, village-like energy characteristic of a suburban enclave.
Composed by the visionaries at KUD, Ovation honours Footscray’s unique architectural character while establishing a new level of design ingenuity for the area. The façade speaks to the domain’s industrial past, exhibiting red brick, concrete and steel – a selection of materials that meld together to form a contemporary yet neat and cohesive aesthetic. The building’s form is bold in its depiction of recessed voids, idiosyncratic shapes and protrusions. Bringing a layer of greenery to the development, the landscape design is integrated tactfully into recesses on the façade, juxtaposing the building’s built form with lush, natural beauty.
Ovation’s interiors were designed to evoke a homely atmosphere and a sense of familiarity in residents. Textured timber joinery teams with oak floors, imbuing living spaces with a neutral warmth; a blank canvas of sorts for you to fill with your own memories and moments. Kitchen benchtops are appointed with a modern concrete finish for style and durability, next to plentiful integrated storage. The interiors of Ovation are also very much defined by what exists outside of the apartments, with full height windows inviting in an ample sunlight and stunning views of the city skyline and surrounding streetscapes.
Footscray’s pervasive charm stems from its diverse, multi-cultural and wholly innovative dining scene. Having experienced rapid-fire gentrification in recent years, the inner-western gem now plays host to a vibrant café culture and a melting pot of eateries churning out flavours from Asia, Italy, Africa and beyond. For brunch, waltz three minutes down the road to Victoria Street, where in-demand cafes like Common Galaxia, Hunter’s Harvest and Alfa take residence. Footscray is equally as equipped when the sun dips, playing host to a bevy of sleek wine bars, lively restaurants, casual eateries and everything in between. Take your pick of two thriving dining precincts – Victoria Street and Barkley Street – with a selection of riverside destinations also at hand.
KUD are interested in architecture as an intellectual and philosophical construct founded on ideas that are materialised and translated into an architectural language. The core of their practice philosophy seeks to engage in conscientious environmental design interventions as a foundation to deliver unique and intelligent architecture to meet their clients requirements and budgets.
KUD has been widely recognised locally and internationally through leading architectural publications, journals and television, and has received national and international awards for residential and commercial projects.
Keystone Property Group specialises in the development of boutique residential properties in the inner Melbourne market. Formed in 2006, Keystone has developed numerous properties in growth suburbs such as Footscray, Brunswick and Prahran.
Over the last decade, Keystone has built a reputation for delivering quality homes in a variety of market leading projects. Along the way, we have formed partnerships with a highly credentialed team of consultants to create properties that stand the test of time, and achieve a discerning level of design excellence.
John Patrick Landscape Architects conducts a broad range of landscape design and management projects, covering everything from heritage sites, to park master plans and residential projects. Headed by John Patrick himself, the firm conducts work both nationally and internationally.
Projects include management plans for Canberra’s Old Parliament House and Flemington Racecourse as well as a number of Victorian hospitals and universities.
Established in 2000, Platinum Construction (Vic) Pty Ltd is a registered domestic and commercial building contractor based in Melbourne, Victoria. Our Managing Director has over thirty years experience in the construction industry. Through the company that he founded before his relocation to Melbourne, he completed projects as diverse as apartment blocks, shopping centres, factories, specialist wards and hospital wings, hotels, stadiums, homes and office blocks.
Built on the key principles of expertise, hard work and accountability, Eton Property Group’s strength lies in a proven capacity to continually achieve results from an enthusiastic and efficient team. They are a privately owned company with a collective culture of excellence, professionalism and authenticity, working side-by-side with developers, architects, project managers, consultants and advertising agencies to form ongoing partnerships.