Golden Age Group is bringing high-end CBD sophistication and quality to the vibrant centre of Melbourne’s Asian cultural capital, Box Hill.
Situated at 545 Station Street, Box Hill, Sky One is an elegant sculpted glass and metal tower which will rise from a three-level retail and dining emporium on the peak of the central hilltop. Views from the 434 apartments will include spectacular panoramas of the Melbourne CBD and mountain ranges to the city’s north and east.
The 36-storey (35 levels plus ground) project is ideally positioned to give residents the best of all worlds from its pre-eminent position at the heart of Box Hill. With the Box Hill central shopping centre on its doorstep and adjacent to the hugely popular Asian fresh food markets, Sky One will preside over Box Hill’s buzzing street culture of cafés, dumpling houses and traditional Asian restaurants.
Sky One includes 325 secure basement parking spaces. From the adjacent Box Hill train station residents will have a quick 20-minute commute to Melbourne Central and key bus and tram routes are within three minutes’ walk. Also within easy walking distance are several schools and a tertiary institute; key public and private hospitals; parks and sporting complexes.
The third level is dedicated to the exclusive residents’ Sky Lounge with landscaped gardens, pool, gym, spa, sauna, family wet area, yoga studio, formal and informal lounges, private dining, private cinema/media room, and entertainment room. Residents of the penthouses and sub-penthouses on levels 32 to 35 and some elite north facing apartments will also have their own exclusive access to the level 32 Sky Club for relaxation, meetings and functions.
Sky One has met with immediate buyer success. In its launch weekend in early April $145 million worth of apartments - 85% of stage one - were sold. The final stage will be launched to market on April 30th.
Sky One is the second Box Hill project by the Golden Age Group, a Melbourne-based Chinese development company founded by managing director Jeff Xu. Its first Box Hill development Jade Apartments earned critical design acclaim when it won 2011 Royal Institute of Architects state and national awards.
The developer has built a successful reputation for delivering high-end landmark commercial and residential projects in key capital city locations. Its Melbourne portfolio includes 5-star hotel Sheraton, Emerald, Opera, Victoria One and Collins House.
“We recognise this is a very important site and so we are creating a dynamic, distinctive building that will add vitality, vibrancy and quality to the local community and become a central hub for Box Hill,” Jeff Xu says.
Mr Xu says the site at 545 Station Street has had several prior designs put forward by previous owners but the Golden Age Group understood the need for a landmark building that would make a highly positive contribution to Box Hill both visually and as a community amenity.
The developer engaged leading Australian architectural practice DKO to create the softly curving tower and its interiors.
DKO director Jesse Linardi says Golden Age asked DKO to give the building a beautifully sculpted façade to create a standout, landmark building for Box Hill’s pre-eminent site.
“Sky One will be seen from great distances because it is surrounded by low rise buildings and sits on the peak of Box Hill’s central hill, giving it a unique vantage point. Our design was based on Feng Shui principles which ensured we optimised light and the stunning views to the north and east as well as the panorama of the CBD to the southwest,” Mr Linardi says.
“Golden Age understands owner occupiers are looking for top quality and amenity in their living spaces and our plans have been driven by giving residents the best light, views and living space designs.
The curving façade will be finished in bronze glass and bronze metal panels with apartment living areas glazed from floor to ceiling in high performance glass or double glazing, depending on aspect,” Mr Linardi says.
DKO Interior Designer, Michael Drescher says Sky One offers distinctive styling and detailing throughout accentuated by the warmth of natural timbers. Buyers can select from two interior schemes – light-toned Dawn, or dark-toned Dusk.
Kitchens will feature custom designed timber styled joinery with an emphasis on storage and practicality, with most apartments including island benches. The kitchens will include a full height pantry, European appliances, and LED task lighting. Mr Drescher says there’s a strong emphasis on light and reflection in bathrooms as well as storage with deep cabinets above and below the vanities.