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Design innovators bring contemporary townhouses to Abbotsford

On the edge of the Yarra River but within strolling distance of bar and restaurant-packed Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond, Abbotsford’s sleepy neighbourhood of old workers’ cottages and factories is just a hop from Melbourne’s CBD, but feels a world away. You can graze on wood-fired pizza at culture-hub Abbotsford Convent, cycle riverside bike trails, wander through peaceful parks or just kick back at Three Bags Full café.

Seduced by the area’s charms, design-led developer Kalex – helmed by Kyp Bosci – is developing Park & Raphael, a series of 19 ‘secluded yet connected’ luxury townhouses in this emerging quarter. “This pocket of Melbourne has the best of both worlds,” says Bosci. “On the one hand it is secluded – nestled amid parkland – and on the other it’s connected to the CBD, the inner north and the city’s entertainment precincts. That’s something unique in Melbourne and only Abbotsford can offer.”

Collaborating with some of Melbourne’s most creative design talents, Kalex aims to deliver inspiring spaces that mirror both the location and changing lifestyles. Architecture is by award-winning practice Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB), interiors are by respected studio DesignOffice, furniture hails from experts Great Dane Furniture and landscaping is by progressive duo Urban Commons.

Read more at The Homepage.

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Display suite launched in Abbotsford

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A series of 19 luxury townhouses are being developed in Melbourne’s Abbotsford by developer Kalex, with the display suite launched on Saturday.

The development, called Park & Raphael, is priced from $875,000 to $1.35 million and is due to be completed by late-2014.

Located from 59 to 67 Park Street, including frontages on Raphael Street, there will be a choice of two- or three-bedrooms, spanning 150 to 220sqm on two to three levels.

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Luxury townhouses bring together Melbourne design talents

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Park & Raphael, a series of 19 luxury townhouses in Abbotsford, Melbourne, is where some of the city’s most creative design talents will collide and collaborate.

Located on the edge of the Yarra River and within strolling distance of Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond, this new residential area is close to the Melbourne CBD, but still surrounded by the peaceful parks, cafes, and old workers’ cottages and factories that steadfastly remain in Abbotsford.

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Green Magazine - Innovators bring sustainable townhouses to Abbotsford

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On the edge of the Yarra River but within strolling distance of bar and restaurant-packed Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond, the sleepy neighbourhood of old workers’ cottages and factories is just a hop from Melbourne’s CBD, but feels a world away. You can graze on wood-fired pizza at culture-hub Abbotsford Convent, cycle riverside bike trails, wander through peaceful parks or just kick back at Three Bags Full café.

Seduced by the area’s charms, design-led developer Kalex – helmed by Kyp Bosci – is developing Park & Raphael, a series of 19 ‘secluded yet connected’ luxury townhouses in this emerging quarter. “This pocket of Melbourne has the best of both worlds,” says Bosci. “On the one hand it is secluded – nestled amid parkland – and on the other it’s connected to the CBD, the inner north and the city’s entertainment precincts. That’s something unique in Melbourne and only Abbotsford can offer.”

Read more at Green Magazine

Developing our City - The Melbourne Times Weekly & The Weekly Review

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Surrounding warehouse conversions and Victorian terrace houses inspired the design of 19 luxury townhouses in a quiet pocket of Abbotsford.

The two- and three-level townhouses will have Park or Raphael street frontages, with a central lane from Raphael Street for garage and rear access. Located a few minutes’ walk from the seclusion of Yarra River parklands, the townhouses will also be within walking distance of Collingwood, Richmond and Fitzroy.

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Property Observer - Display suite launched in Abbotsford

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A series of 19 luxury townhouses are being developed in Melbourne’s Abbotsford by developer Kalex, with the display suite launched on Saturday.

Award-winning architecture firm Jackson Clements Burrows is involved in the project, along with interiors from DesignOffice, Great Dane Furniture will be available for consultation and furniture selection and landscaping from Urban Commons is included.

Read more at Property Observer.

Herald Sun - The best of both worlds..

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Communal space key to design

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Founded in 2002, Melbourne-based Kalex focuses on building site-appropriate, medium to high-density inner-suburban housing with appealing shared spaces to foster a sense of community.

Bosci, 38, who says he always wanted to operate his own business, spent almost a decade working for developers on public and private projects before going out on his own.

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Box Magazine 2013

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Crowned the world’s most liveable city by residents and visitors alike, Melbourne boasts an impressive cache of sights, sounds and big city thrills, all wrapped up in a small town sensibility. It’s this bedrock of community that attracts so many home seekers to Melbourne’s inner city precinct. Thriving beneath the city’s sparkling veneer of skyscrapers and steel is a true sense of collective living, of shared values and inclusion.

Located just six kilometres from the city centre is Northcote, home to a wonderfully diverse community of families, couples and singles.

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Renegade Collective Magazine - Urban Commons x Kalex Clarke St

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Urban Commons’ latest project with innovative developers Kalex sees herb gardens lining each residential courtyard of the sustainability-focused luxury townhouses on Melbourne’s Clarke Street, while communal gardens blossom on the rooftop.

Park & Raphael Display Suite - Australian Design Review - Nov 2013

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Spring 2013 saw the opening of the display suite for Park & Raphael in Abbotsford – a collaboration between DesignOffice, Great Dane, Studio HiHo, Cantilever, Urban Commons and Tait, commissioned by progressive developers Kalex.

Kalex’s approach has been rewarded, with the townhouses the display suite was built to represent selling out within a month.

The display suite for the Park & Raphael townhouses occupied an existing warehouse on the Abbotsford site where the 19 luxury townhouses will be built. In keeping with the spirit of Abbotsford, the display suite was an insertion in the existing warehouse created as a concise distillation of the architectural elements and lifestyle attributes that collectively define the Park & Raphael houses.

View the full article at Australian Design Review.

When exceptional appears effortless - Australian Design Review - Aug 2014

Making technically and intellectually ambitious design seem effortless is surely the greatest challenge any designer can face. Complex simplicity in design however is something that Mark Simpson and Damien Mulvihill, Directors of Collingwood based DesignOffice relish.

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From Mimco stores to townhouses, the DesignOffice duo go for ‘complex simplicity’

Damian and Mark see their friendship as the most important ingredient in the success of their practice. “I would never attempt to run my own studio without a business partner who I genuinely respect and genuinely like — you will spend a lot of time together,” says Damian. “Running your own studio is incredibly rewarding, but also a lot of work, so two heads are better than one!”

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Inside Park And Raphael: Kalex’s Sell-Out Collaboration - The Urban Developer

The complete sell out of Melbourne developer, Kalex’s latest project, Park and Raphael, has solidified the team in the local market.

The series of 19 luxury townhouses, ranging from 150 to 220 square metres, have completely sold out for between $875,000 to $1.35 million each.

Park and Raphael is a collaborated with some of Melbourne’s most creative design talents; Architecture is by award-winning practice Jackson Clements Burrows (JCB), interiors are by respected studio DesignOffice, furniture hails from experts Great Dane Furniture and landscaping is by progressive duo Urban Commons.

More at Urban Developer.