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Open House at Central South Yarra

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On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July 2015, 103 homes and buildings across the city of Melbourne opened their doors as part of Open House Melbourne. Over the course of this annual event, visitors have the rare opportunity to step inside some of the city’s finest architecture – heritage, significant, cultural and new.

To celebrate new development in Melbourne, we made the bold decision to open the doors to our newest lifestyle development for private tours of Central South Yarra – even before construction has been completed to all stages.

Small groups were taken on a guided tour through the luxurious welcome lobby, into a showcase two-bedroom apartment and up to the private resident’s Rooftop Retreat, high on level 30 with undoubtedly South Yarra’s best view of Melbourne’s CBD and 360 degree vistas spanning all the way to Port Phillip Bay to the Dandenong Ranges.


Building façade design by RotheLowman. Photo by Peter Clarke.

We are passionate about delivering superior quality lifestyle developments that genuinely enhance the lifestyles of the people that live within. We often get asked for access to see inside the buildings we create and Open House Melbourne provided the perfect vehicle for us to share our latest landmark residential project with design savvy, property minded Melbournians.


With the event held at the end of July in the midst of winter, we partnered with Tommy Collins to provide free coffee to those brave enough to wait outside in the cold. The Tommy Collins crew are currently in the process of creating their very first wine bar Sth. Central at Central South Yarra, set to open later this year.


Coffee by Tommy Collins. Photo by Breeana Dunbar.

Welcome Lobby

Each tour commenced in our sophisticated welcome lobby designed by Plus Architecture, complete with private mail area concealed behind a tactile leather joinery wall, complemented by custom-designed leather-finished timber bench seats, warm tiling and art sculpture.

Once inside, visitors were guided through the story of Central South Yarra.


Central South Yarra welcome lobby by Plus Architecture. Photo by Peter Clarke.

Showcase Apartment

High on level 26, Little Projects revealed a new showcase designer apartment with magnificent city views. Curated and styled by The Real Estate Stylist in collaboration with Australia’s leading furniture, homewares and lifestyle brands, the apartment includes feature pieces from Jardan, Meizai, Arthur G Furniture, Fenton&Fenton, artists Michael Bond and Richard Claremont, Top3 by Design, Coco & Crème Living, and more. For more detail on this incredible collaboration and our design partners click here


Showcase apartment – interior architecture by Plus Architecture. Styled by The Real Estate Stylist.
Photo by Breeana Dunbar.


Showcase apartment – Styled by The Real Estate Stylist. Photo by Breeana Dunbar.


Showcase apartment – interior architecture by Plus Architecture. Styled by The Real Estate Stylist.
Photo by Breeana Dunbar.


Showcase apartment – balcony view. Photo by Breeana Dunbar.

Resident Rooftop Retreat

Visitors had the unique opportunity to explore the private Resident Rooftop Retreat high on level 30. To truly maximise the lifestyle at Central South Yarra, Little Projects gifted the entire top level back to the residents in a magnificent world-class resort-inspired private Rooftop Retreat. Spanning approximately 600 sq m, the Rooftop Retreat delivers a myriad of spacious, luxurious and state-of-the-art amenities including a gymnasium, pool, steam room, sun deck, sky terrace with outdoor barbeque kitchen, plus a large open plan resident lounge, kitchen and dining area.


Gymnasium – Architecture by Plus Architecture. Photo by Breeana Dunbar.


Rooftop Retreat Lounge – Architecture by Plus Architecture. Photo by Breeana Dunbar.


Rooftop Retreat Sky Terrace – Architecture by Plus Architecture. Photo by Breeana Dunbar.

Thank you to everyone who visited Central South Yarra for the event. We were thrilled to see so many brave the cold for a tour of our development and look forward to continuing to be part of Open House Melbourne in years to come.

For more information on Central South Yarra, visit

To find out more about Open House Melbourne, visit

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