Awaken Brighton Shows Prestige with Big Off-the-Plan Penthouse Sale

Awaken Apartments Show Brighton Prestige with Big Off-the-Plan Penthouse Sale

The luxury Awaken apartment project in Melbourne’s Brighton has shown its class as one of the best new projects in the exclusive Bayside suburb.

Developed by the Skelton and designed by Melbourne architect Travis Walton, Awaken pushes the envelope for quality and finessed detail. Built by Brompton Construction, this is the second Bayside success by this development team.

Penthouse 201, part of the boutique 13-residence Awaken, sold in June for an undisclosed price, but it’s believed to be in the mid $3 millions.

Developer Michael Skelton said there haven’t been many sales in the upper end of the Brighton market in recent times, particularly while still at the off-the-plan stage and not yet complete.

“This penthouse sale represents one of the best of​f-the-plan Brighton apartment sales in recent times,” Skelton says.

“It’s really a testament to the detailed design and quality being delivered here,” Skelton adds, as the wraps and scaffolding starts to come down from the striking Rooding Street project.

It was an owner-occupier who secured Penthouse 201. They were looking for a city pad that featured strong architectural styling and a quality design delivered beyond expectations.

“The couple initially enquired around two months ago when we had a virtual display for Awaken,” Skelton said. He added however the clincher was when they came and inspected the apartment again, when the feature brickwork and dark electro-bronze detail were all but finished.

“They were able to see how the building had come together, and the end product surpassed well beyond their expectations,” Skelton adds.

“We took the buyers on a tour of the building while under construction, with the apartment just at a shell stage. They could vision how it was going to look and what it would be like living there, with the bay and city views that the third-level delivers.

“The choice came down to not ‘if an Awaken penthouse was right’, but which one to choose,” Skelton says.

Penthouse 202, quietly positioned at the rear of the development, with city and bay views, is still up for grabs.

Each of the half-floor penthouses are very different, Skelton says.

“They’re not just a replicated floor plan front to back. Penthouse 202 has dedicated space for dining, with the kitchen and living area spanning the full width of the building. Beams of light from the eight skylights illuminate the penthouse throughout the day while the expansive balcony offers brightly lit city views at night.”

“The entry to Penthouse 202 is designed as an intentional statement on arrival, with a large skylight shining light into the entry which would lend itself to some feature art or a sculpture.

The second and third bedrooms are located in a separate wing of the penthouse, set on the other side of the living space and away from the master wing.

Both penthouses feature an exceptionally large integrated marble fireplace, as well as featured kitchen island benches with waterfall stone edges.

Projects by Buxton agent Heath Thompson is marketing the remaining penthouse with a $3.45 million asking price.

There are just a few other apartments remaining, one three-bedroom apartment on the ground floor with an expansive private courtyard garden, as well as another three-bed apartment on the first level.

Skelton said there are a number of buyers ready to come and inspect the remaining apartments now that the scaffolding has come down. Buyers will now be able to see the entire project, particularly the European-style brickwork and contrasting electro-bronze metal detailing, in all its detail.

Every buyer so far at Awaken has been an owner-occupier, a mix between empty nesters and families with grown up kids. Purchasers are still working with Skelton on final custom packages for their apartments ahead of the Spring completion and move in date.

Architecture firm Travis Walton’s brief for Awaken was to take a contemporary and restrained approach to bayside luxury living with architectural details and landscaping, synonymous with a project by Skelton Group.

The refined architectural composition draws focus to the layered and extensive landscape, combining natives and evergreen plants to create softness and seasonal change.

Awaken’s unique positioning in a quiet, blue-stoned edged, laneway-style street in Brighton combines quality architecture, interiors and landscaping to deliver one of the most high-end offerings in Brighton.

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