Monash Leader, Tuesday 17 March 2020
Pellicano’s Alke sales agent Peter Susman knows what the downsizer market is looking for.
Having recently downsized himself, he said Pellicano’s latest development, The Prestige Collection at Alke in Oakleigh, would tick many boxes for downsizers, without compromising on lifestyle or luxury.
“It’s unique in that it’s set off the road. There’s no traffic noise and you can open your windows and hear the birds. They’re one level and you can walk anywhere. It’s really lifestyle and quality of life that sets these apart,” Peter said.
Peter said downsizers did not want to give up on living space.
“People still want a lounge room. They want space but not four bedrooms or a study they don’t use anymore.
“The views are beautiful, too – skyline and trees – not just looking at a building across the road.”
Peter said finishes were high-quality and the palette was “easy on the eye”.
Alke comprises 83 apartments across three buildings, with six to eight apartments on each level. Residents will enjoy privacy and security. With no garden to maintain and a reasonable body corporate due to no pools or gyms – Peter said the apartments had everything the astute downsizer would want and need.
“We’re close to completion now, less than 90 days to go – it’s almost not off the plan anymore,” he said.
Representing the epitome of high-end apartment living, The Prestige Collection within Alke comprises a collection of three-bedroom homes from the award-winning team at Pellicano.
Taking cues from the surroundings, the design creates textural layering of timber and brick. Named after the Greek goddess of strength and courage, Alke boasts elevated living within Oakleigh’s epicurean core. The building was designed by prestigious Melbourne architect firm SJB and features a bold facade fronting Atherton Road. The ground floor is primely positioned to house a cafe or bakery.
Each kitchen has a butler’s pantry, stone benchtops and splashback, Abey double sinks, a 900mm five burner Asko cooktop and an Asko integrated dishwasher.
Interiors are light, open and contemporary with on-trend neutrals a focus. Porcelain tiles in dark grey and black shower fittings and tapware complete the sophisticated bathrooms.
Floor to ceiling windows and sliding doors open on to generous outdoor entertaining spaces.
From humble origins as a family-owned bricklaying business, Pellicano has grown into a multi-disciplinary property and construction enterprise with a reputation for attention to detail. Since 2007, Pellicano has completed more than $775 million in residential projects comprising more than 1,600 apartments, with another 200 under construction.