Brunswick East 506/55 Nicholson Street
Nightingale Brunswick East - Sustainable Penthouse in Ideal Urban Village
EOI - Closing 22nd of May at 5pm
Situated in Nightingale Brunswick East, a sustainable boutique 38 apartment development by Clare Hopkins Clarke Architecture and interiors by Breathe Architecture. This three bedroom plus studio penthouse apartment may be in one of the country's ground-breaking developments, boasting a NatHERS (Nationwide Housing Energy Rating Scheme) rating of 7.5 stars and is 100 percent fossil fuel free.
The fossil fuel-free building has features such as recycled timber flooring, high concrete exposed ceilings with feature pipes, and solar roof panels. The latter powering common areas.
The crisp, crystal clear view of the CBD and eastern views from the heritage rooftops of Fitzroy North to the Dandenong's in the distance, jaw dropping for all who step inside.
This southeast facing apartment features high exposed concrete ceilings, three double bedrooms, the third bedroom featuring a Murphy bed that also allows use as a home office with city and garden views, recycled wooden flooring throughout, wooden bathroom vanity, and hidden storage behind expansive glass mirrors and a seamless shower with bluestone tiled flooring. The second bathroom features a bath with the latter tasteful fit out.
The expansive living room with floor to ceiling windows extends to a breathtaking full width wrap around balcony with multiple living and dining nooks, wicking garden beds, and plant life that brings the outdoor view and garden in.
The long kitchen with generous storage, Fisher and Paykel dish draw and an induction cooktop, and an electric oven is also family sized but most importantly as you cook, and entertain your guests around the island bench with a bespoke wooden extension top as you look to the outstanding views to the east and south.
The bespoke double glazed, living room bi-fold doors open to the third bedroom fold back that extends the living room into the largest of dining rooms.
Crossflow ventilation abounds creating a cooling breeze with the opening front door into the east facing open area studio currently used as a pottery studio. The most unique feature of this penthouse ideal for multiple uses as a home office, art studio, or undercover dining room to name just a few.
The impressive master bedroom also features bespoke cabinetry, a walk in robe through to the ensuite, and floor to ceiling double glazed sliding doors to the south facing balcony so you wake up to the best of city views.
Sustainable housing is great for the environment but also the hip pocket nerve with long term reduced energy costs with an embedded green electricity network with no gas bills means our current owners only spend less on electricity.
The passive design does not require air-conditioning hence reducing heating power bills and the highly efficient heat pumps which power shared hydronic heating and hot water systems reduce power bills.
Other savings are super-fast, commercial internet connections shared by the whole building for a lower individual cost, access to car-sharing, and public transport with the tram a short walk away.
Featuring a storage cage on the ground floor and two undercover car spaces for ultimate convenience and secure bike storage for more than one bike to suit the avid bike rider.
The breathtaking community rooftop garden with 360 views provides a strong sense of community where residents meet to nurture the north facing community vegetable garden and harvest vegetables for their use. The enormous communal laundry with Fisher and Paykel washing machines creates a friendly meeting place. The area includes a large community dining table and outdoor space which is rare and ideal for children or grandchildren.
Located on the corner of Nicholson and Miller streets in Brunswick East, NGBE has direct access to the 96 tram line to the University and Medical Precinct, CBD and St Kilda, Langdon Reserve, Balfe park and is within walking distance to the Merri Creek trail, all just 5km from Melbourne's CBD. In time, greenery will overtake Nightingale Brunswick East.
With a cafe below, restaurants and shopping, and local schools moments away, this apartment combines sustainable living with the ideal urban village.