LOUISE, by Samuel Property, is the latest addition to the vibrant real estate scene in Melbourne designed with greenery and the neighbourhood’s art deco references at heart.
Situated between the shimmering Albert Park Lake and the iconic St Kilda Rd boulevard, a precinct that was once dotted with beautiful art deco mansions, the 16-storey development, led by Australia-based architectural firm Cera Stribley, draws upon the neighbourhood’s aesthetic heritage for a podium clad in red brick and terracotta.
The billowing building features projecting eaves fanning out, reminiscent of the curvaceous forms of yacht hulls at the adjacent Albert Park Sailing Club. A seam has also been applied to split the tower along the primary street frontages for better fluidity while making it look like floating sails.
With residents’ wellbeing front and centre, the development offers a holistic biophilic experience with natural features woven throughout – from the greenery that punctuates the façade, the flowing water features at the entrance, to the landscaped planters that line the balcony of the podium, creating a dialogue between nature, architecture, and its occupants.
All apartments at LOUISE feature an outdoor terrace, with full-length glazing opening up to stunning vistas of surrounding parklands, shimmering water, and the city’s iconic skyline. Balconies of the podium apartments are lined with planters to ensure higher privacy.
Each residence is kept sleek, bright and airy, featuring timber flooring, curved timber handles and cabinetry, stone bench tops and gunmetal tapware. Residents can enjoy exclusive access to a well-equipped gymnasium, a private pool and spa, a dining room fitted with a fully equipped kitchen, a private lounge area, and a landscaped outdoor terrace that wraps around the communal areas.