More than just the Garden State: Check out six of the best coastal developments across Victoria
This summer has earmarked a trend in Australians keen to invest in a holiday home to call their own.
“With the costs of renting a holiday home soaring thanks to huge local demand, combined with record-low interest rates, we’re experiencing a unique situation where it may actually be more cost-effective to buy rather than regularly rent a holiday home”, said David Hancock, senior financial planner at Montara Wealth.
In Victoria, the major coastal regional market of Geelong is seeing an increase in value. Geelong remained the most profitable regional coastal markets in the last CoreLogic pain and gain report, with 98.6 per cent of properties selling at a profit.
To assist in your search, Urban takes a look at six stunning coastal properties to consider in the Garden State.
1. Vista Apartments, Highett
Address: 9 Remington Drive, Highett VIC 3190
Two-bedroom apartments from $699,500
If you’re looking for a home in Melbourne’s coastal Bayside, look no further than Vista Apartments.
Combining 154 apartments designed to accommodate a modern lifestyle, Vista is the second stage of Hallmarc’s Kingston Park masterplanned community/
Addressing the need to express your individuality with the desire for connectivity is at the heart of this project’s design with open-plan living areas, rustic timber flooring, and a large breakfast bar for social dining and entertaining.
Exclusive, outdoor communal spaces allow residents to mingle with neighbours, and offer informal outdoor seating, manicured gardens and courtyard space.
Residents at Vista will have access to a heated swimming pool, fully-equipped gym and inspiring views that overlook the expansive parklands of Sir William Fry Reserve.
2. Sandy Hill Penthouse, Sandringham
Address: 222 Bay Road, Sandringham VIC 3191
Three-bedroom penthouse from $1,950,000
With Melbourne’s best beaches at Half Moon Bay just two kilometres away, Blueprint Projects’ Sandy Hill Penthouse provides the ideal coastal getaway from busy city living.
Perched atop the ninth floor of the Master Builders Association award-winning complex, the three-bedroom penthouse European oak parquetry flooring, executive-quality study with integrated desk and triple-glazed window suites.
Designed by Watson Young Architects, the contemporary penthouses feature a fireplace, cocktail bar and bespoke kitchen.
Ideal for entertaining family and friends, the home includes a wrap-around terrace that boasts stunning views out to the bay, city and Dandenong Ranges.
3. Avenue, Brighton East
Address: 14 Gleniffer Avenue, Brighton East VIC 3187
Three-bedroom townhouses from $2,290,000
Less than five kilometres from Brighton Beach, Avenue townhomes provide something a little different for the coastal home lover.
Delivered by Skelton and designed by innovative architecture practice ADDARC, Avenue engages with Japanese-influenced charred timber and production-grade zinc to create a moody and modern home.
The perfectly crafted three-bedroom townhomes feature expansive, light-filled living and dining, 4.4-metre-high cathedral ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and exceptionally appointed kitchens.
Beyond the home’s living areas, the development features a lush private garden designed by renowned Jack Merlo and a private garage for two or three cars will protect your cars from potentially harmful sea breezes.
4. Ryrie Home, Geelong
Address: 44 Ryrie Street, Geelong VIC 3220
One-bedroom apartments from $375,000
With the foreshore, 500m north and the CBD, 500m east—as well as parks, theatres, galleries, cafés and restaurants all within walking distance—Ryrie Home offers a level of culture and connection unmatched in Geelong.
5. Awaken, Brighton
Address: 30-32 Roding Street, Brighton VIC 3186
Two-bedroom apartments from $1,150,000
Located a six-minute drive from Brighton Beach, and nearby Sandringham Yacht Club and the Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Awaken provides unmatched leisure amenities, perfect as a holiday home or holiday-style living.
Delivered by Skelton, the collection of 13 townhomes are designed by celebrated Melbourne architect, Travis Walton, with landscaping by ACRE.
In summer, push open the full-width doors and enjoy your spacious outdoor courtyard, with plenty of space for alfresco dining or relaxing with a good book amongst the verdant greenery.
The development boasts meticulous detail and contemporary design. It includes natural oak timber flooring, full wall storage, a stunning statement fireplace and lush, cascading greenery.
6. Sixth Avenue, Chelsea Heights
Address: 15 Sixth Avenue, Chelsea Heights VIC 3196
Two-bedroom townhouses from $599,000
Realise your bayside dream with exceptional coastal living at Sixth Avenue in sought-after Chelsea Heights.
The 59-townhouse development, delivered by Aultun Group, provides the ideal Melbourne Bayside abode with an endless array of retail, dining and recreational amenities, as well as two-storey designs and expansive private courtyards.
Designed by Point Architect, the homes boast sleek interchanging façades that blend soft greys with rich earthy tones.
The contemporary townhomes deliver space and function, with light-filled interiors, elegant bedroom retreats and a gourmet kitchen.