The Age – Saturday Domain
October 24-25th, 2014
A revamped Masonic Centre development is offering 100 new apartments handy to shops and transport.
A tired old Masonic Centre will get a contemporary makeover when it is transformed into a nine-level residential development in the heart of Box Hill.
Belle Box Hill, at 710 Station Street, has a prime location between Whitehorse Road and Box hill Gardens close to the suburb’s transport, shopping, medical and education facilities just 14km from the CBD.
The project, which launches this weekend, is the latest collaboration between Little Projects and Plus Architecture and will feature 100 apartment with one or two bedrooms.
Designed as a series of articulated angled walls with the appearance of weaving in and out of each other on the façade, the building comprises a tower set back from a podium to blend with the streetscape.
The weave design continues into the lobby with curved, undulating walls leading to communal facilities on the ground floor that include a dining area with kitchen, lounge and library, cinema and outdoor entertaining area with a barbeque.
With prices ranging from $472,000 to $567,000, the tw-bedroom apartments are sized from 62.5 to 74.5 square metres internally with balconies from six to 50 square metres.
The one-bedroom apartments are selling from $322,000 to $389,000 with 42.5 to 50 square metres of internal space and balconies of five to 37.5 square metres. Construction is expected to be completed in early 2016.
A display, at 710 Station Street, Box Hill is open 11am-2pm, Saturday 25 October and thereafter Saturday-Thursday 11am-3pm, 9234 0040.