Istana – A’Beckett St, Melbourne
Design Architect: Robert Caulfield
The Istana apartments were originally designed for a Chinese developer and were named Dynasty apartments. The brief called for a range of one bed, two bed affordable apartments and two floors of luxury penthouse projects. On securing planning approval for 310 apartments from Melbourne City Council, the site and permit were on sold to a Malaysian based developer who saw the project through to completion. 60% of the apartments were sold within the first two weeks of hitting the market.
The project includes four floors of parking, residents’ gym, swimming pool, recreation areas and ground floor retail shops.