Lucia Apartments, standing proud in South Yarra’s skyline

Completion of an apartment tower is always reason to celebrate. Even more so when it’s a project as sizeable as Lucia Apartments in Melbourne’s South Yarra.

Designed by Elenberg Fraser, Lucia boasts 400 units across two main towers. Described as a “modern Australian suburban baroque city in itself”, Lucia Apartments has much to offer investors and tenants. Chapel Street’s cafe culture, top shopping spots and night life, are walking distance; and within the towers, amenity is impressive. In addition to culture and facilities, the Forrest Hill precinct, where Lucia stands, is about to undergo significant re-development, efficiently connecting the area to South Yarra train station.

After visiting Lucia late last year, Team EDGE can confirm real estate reviews are accurate in their praise of amenity, attention to detail and overall architectural aesthetic. Lucia’s impressive entrance welcomes you into a glamorous world of luxury. Mirror clad elevator halls and an artistically structured external lap pool, left us speechless within 10 minutes of entering. Gym, spa and resident lounges, provide an additional level of amenity; offering something special for tenants. During our visit, we were fortunate enough to enter one of the penthouse suites. From the top floor, glazing specification and building design really shine. 180 degree Melbourne City skyline views can be enjoyed from the kitchen and main entertaining area; with two large alfresco pods perfectly complimenting interior living space.

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Lucia’s window and door specification is impressive for an apartment development of its size. Sliding doors, awning windows and floor to ceiling fixed windows allow natural sunlight and fresh air to spill into each interior. MAX™ double glazed framing systems from EDGE Architectural were specified, allowing Lucia to offer increased interior comfort all year round. In the warmer months, windows will transfer less heat into internal space and during winter, double glaze frames will keep warmth inside. Heat gain and loss become significantly more obvious with a smaller unit footprint; making window performance and temperature transfer paramount to successful design. For end users, double glazing and thermally broken window specifications enable an opportunity to reduce dependency on artificial heating and cooling systems; benefiting the environment, internal air quality and energy bills.

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Project Team

Developer: LYZ Property Group
Architect: Elenberg Fraser
Builder: LU Simon
Window Fabricator: CSF

The EDGE difference

In addition its thermal properties, MAX™ provides Lucia with an Australian made, local window solution. Quality and service are assured with frames designed and made in Dandenong South. Through EDGE’s network of aligned fabricators we maintain superior craftsmanship and product expertise.

Local manufacturing and an ecosystem of partners makes EDGE responsive and flexible. Custom project solutions, onsite consultation and expert advice are easily and confidently provided through every step of a project’s life cycle.

For assistance with your next project, contact our Architectural Project Manager, Kath @ [email protected]