1/118a BRIDGE RD, RICHMOND
3 beds, 2 baths, 1 car
Behind an historic retail facade, sits this ultra-modern apartment right in the heart of Richmond, which offers an owner the opportunity to save on electricity by utilising the property's own power.
Extensive solar paneling was incorporated in the development and power is available directly from the panels and via a Tesla Powerwall, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery home energy storage unit.
The unit stores electricity from the panels for self-consumption, and is complemented by a solar hot water tank on the roof.
This means the apartment can be power self-sufficient at various stages of the year, and close to it at other times. In summer, there also can be a surfeit of power that be be on-sold to the grid.
The 12-month-old, three-bedroom townhouse-style apartment combines inner-city living with CDB views. As you enter the property, it exudes a feeling of space and quality, with hardwood floors, lofted ceilings and designer touches throughout.
The entry level offers three large bedrooms, all with built in robes. The master features a built-in office, as well as a sumptuous ensuite. A European laundry, central bathroom and additional powder room round off the level.
The second floor is a huge open-plan living/dining and kitchen area with double-glazed sliding doors that open onto a private terrace, ideal for entertaining or taking in the views of Melbourne's skyline. The property also contains hydronic heating, ducted cooling as well as the Tesla Powerwall batteries and rooftop panels.
The development consists of two apartments built behind the facades of two Victorian shops. At the rear is a larger third property, which is the developer's home.
Agent Peter Hannon of Caine Real Estate says the location of the apartment on Bridge Rd could not be more central. "Galleries, gyms restaurants are all in easy reach plus the availability of public transport. It's all there," he says.
PRICE GUIDE: $1.55m to $1.7m
AGENT: Caine Real Estate, Collingwood. Call Peter Hannon 0447 393 012