Situated in the vibrant and cosmopolitan Edgewater Estate, just 7km from the city, surrounded by 30 acres of open parkland and with the Maribyrnong River flowing gently past, Bellini is a tranquil waterside retreat nestled amongst a community buzzing with new energy.
This green suburb boasts 6 large parks, all connected by 19 kilometres of riverside walking and cycling trails, as well as all the amenities you could need. Locals know they have discovered a hidden gem and cherish the sense of quiet community and sanctuary they have found so unexpectedly close to the city.
The highly sought-after lifestyle commanding magnificent views of the surrounding valley, city and river, coupled with Bellini’s stunning architectural and interior design means that you can have the best of both worlds.
Bellini is an astutely designed residential development consisting of 46 apartments over six levels.Prominently located and notably designed by Melbourne-based Miceli Oldfield Sinton Architects, the building is the hero of the masterplan. It is at the centre of the development between the pedestrian walkway along Jack’s Magazine and the gorgeously landscaped piazza. The building is boldly formed from all angles, rising up above the walkway to the east, opening onto landscaped views to the west and gently tapering to the north and south sides of the site. The building is situated on a plinth, allowing the landscaping to unfold on all four sides and the residences to rise above. The exterior materials use strong tonal contrasts to achieve the impression of the form floating centrally on the site, and lead the eye to the copper-highlighted head of the building to the east.
Each residence incorporates responsive architecture and stylish interior design with meticulous planning to optimise aspect, orientation, natural light and ventilation. The design seeks not to follow trends, rather to gracefully and gently improve with time.
Interiors reflect the visual language of the building’s exterior, with a classic and tempered palette of greys, whites, timbers, stone and subtle copper highlights. Exemplary finishes and fixtures comprising stone bench-tops, bronzed mirrored splashbacks, timber-look joinery and European appliances express a mature and understated luxury.
Generous open plan, light-drenched living spaces provide flexible layouts that can be configured to suit your lifestyle. Living areas open onto private outdoor balconies enhancing the seamlessly integrated living space, and considered balcony orientations will feel like they bring the magnificent views indoors.
Bellini offers a rare opportunity to experience the popular advantages of waterside-living coupled with an abundance of cosmopolitan amenities available at your doorstep.
Maribyrnong is home to many picturesque parks and gardens, educational facilities, sports grounds, cafés and restaurants, and shopping.
Enjoy sunny weekends outdoors with the multitude of activities available along the water or in the many parks nearby. There are endless cycling and running paths, barbecue areas and playgrounds, or try a spot of fishing or kayaking. Whether it be swinging a club or racket at the Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre or heading to the races at the Moonee Valley Racecourse, you will have no problem filling your weekends with adventurous activity.
There are schools for every level of education: from Highpoint Kinder, several primary schools and colleges, to Victoria University only a short bike ride away or 5 minutes in the car.
Great dining abounds – if you are in the mood for authentic Japanese try Shinmai Tasty or for delicious Thai head to Sambal Kampung or Masterchef judge, Gary Mehigan’s The Boathouse. For great coffee try Café Boutique on the Marina or Be.K on Edgewater Boulevard.
If you feel like indulging your taste for high-end fashion, Highpoint Shopping Centre is just 7 minutes drive away and now has over 500 stores. Or a short 7 minute drive takes you to Footscray Market to browse the fresh fruit and vegetables.
Ongoing upgrades and development to nearby infrastructure, low vacancy rates, gathering popularity of the suburb and huge potential for growth make Bellini a very attractive proposition for any prospective investor.
Property that is proximal to the city, while offering the advantages of quieter suburban living in increasing demand, as well as local developments bringing excellent infrastructure, traffic solutions, businesses and employment opportunities, and other improvements to the suburb, indicate Maribyrnong remains a solid investment opportunity.
The current population of the City of Maribyrnong (94,124) is forecast to increase 67.27% to 157,435 by 2041. This strong population growth coupled with the desirability of the area should see strong growth in property values and increasing rental yields.
This investment ticks all the boxes:
All this equates to a great time to buy.