Istana Apartments, A’Beckett St

Location: Melbourne, Australia

The Istana apartments in Melbourne were originally designed for a Chinese developer and were named Dynasty apartments. The brief called for a range of one bedroom, two bedroom affordable apartments and two floors of penthouse apartments. Upon securing town 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 is a single tower apartment block with 25 stories in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. It features 314 one and two bedroom apartments, four double story penthouses and café and retail street frontages. Additionally it has four floors of parking a residents gym and swimming pool and recreation areas. This project was completed in 2014.


Robert Caulfield