New homes: Inner west a new hot spot

By Carole Levy

Albion Mews, a boutique community of 16 tri-level townhouses from Spice Property Developments, will add a splash of sophistication to Albion, a lesser known suburb many are gravitating to for its gentrification trajectory and fab location.

A suburb of less than 5000 residents, Albion neighbours vibrant Sunshine and has scenic Kororoit Creek forming its western border. It’s like a secret enclave, one well worth discovering.

Next-door Sunshine – a five-minute car trip from Albion Mews – is designated as a Super Hub, with Melbourne Airport Rail Link and the Sunshine National Employment and Innovation Cluster part of significant plans for this increasingly important inner-west area.

Albion receives all the advantages of increasing opportunities, yet remains a quiet suburb with the streets mainly used only by people living there. New cafes and restaurants are moving in as a response to Albion’s evolution, childcare through to tertiary education are all within easy reach, a major shopping centre is five minutes away, and Sunshine and Joan Kirner Children’s hospitals are 10.

Sunshine’s multicultural café precinct is practically  around the corner. Ethiopian, Somalian, Afghan, Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese, among others, are all represented, with many the subject of well-regarded food critics.

And a bit further afield, Footscray Market and Highpoint are in the mix of destinations within 15- minute car trips.

Martino Leah Architects was inspired by the rich heritage of Albion and drew upon the industrial history of the area.

The sawtooth roof, which was popular during the industrial revolution, has re-emerged as an environmental-efficient design that provides natural lighting into buildings. The red bricks reflect the suburb’s heritage.

Visually appealing and with a focus on functionality, Albion Mews is created for young adults and growing families who will value the personal sanctuary feel of the mews design, as well as the elegance, clean lines and comfort of quality finishes.

Each townhouse has engineered timber flooring, a spacious kitchen with stone benches and gas cooking appliances, a roomy open-plan living domain, good-sized bedrooms, and swish bathrooms, accompanied by a private terrace balcony.

Whether first-home buyer or young family looking for the low maintenance and convenience of communal mews-style living, Albion Mews commands close consideration. It has much to offer.

Find out why investors are taking note of Albion Mews in Star Weekly, December 10.

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