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Where Serenity Meets Urban Living

Blog / Building Showcase / 2023 May 15, 2023

Nestled in the vibrant neighbourhood of West Melbourne, Ikebana stands as a testament to the perfect blend of tranquillity and urban convenience. With its unique architectural design, serene surroundings, and contemporary living spaces, Ikebana offers residents a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city.

The location of Ikebana West Melbourne is highly coveted. Situated just on the fringe of Melbourne's CBD, residents enjoy the best of both worlds - the serenity of a suburban setting and the proximity to the bustling city centre. The neighbourhood is known for its leafy streets, charming cafes, and a vibrant arts scene. With easy access to major transport links and a multitude of amenities, residents of Ikebana can explore the city at their convenience.

Developed by luxury property developer, GURNER and designed by Elenberg Fraser that uses the Zen-like aesthetic of Japan’s traditional art of floral arranging as its muse, to deliver an architectural icon with a distinct yet subtle Japanese influence.

The Ikebana Private Club on the rooftop  features landscaping by renowned gardener Jack Merlo, a teppanyaki grill, karaoke lounge, indoor/outdoor lounge, a firepit and private dining areas. Jack Merlo has also designed lush sunken gardens between the three buildings. These amenities need can be booked at no cost by guest through the building management.

Architecturally, Ikebana stands out with its striking design and attention to detail. Inspired by the Japanese art of flower arrangement from which it takes its name, the building's facade showcases a harmonious fusion of contemporary aesthetics and Japanese influences. Clean lines, natural materials, and expansive windows create a sense of lightness and openness, allowing residents to connect with the surrounding environment. The thoughtful design principles of Ikebana extend to the interiors as well, offering residents a modern and sophisticated living space.

Inside Ikebana West Melbourne, residents are greeted with stylish and functional living spaces. The apartments are meticulously designed to maximize space, natural light, and privacy. The open-plan layouts create a seamless flow between the living, dining, and kitchen areas, perfect for entertaining guests or simply relaxing in comfort. High-quality finishes, premium fixtures, and attention to detail elevate the living experience, ensuring a sense of luxury and refinement.

The kitchens in Ikebana apartments are a true highlight, featuring sleek cabinetry, stone countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances. With ample storage space and modern design, these kitchens are a dream for both home cooks and culinary enthusiasts. The bedrooms provide a peaceful retreat, designed with relaxation and comfort in mind. The bathrooms are elegantly appointed, offering a spa-like experience with high-quality fixtures and finishes.

One of the standout features of Ikebana West Melbourne is its emphasis on creating serene and lush surroundings for residents to enjoy. The building features beautifully landscaped gardens, rooftop terraces, and communal spaces that provide a peaceful escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Residents can unwind in the tranquil courtyards, soak up the sun on the rooftop terrace, or enjoy the greenery that surrounds them.

The amenities at Ikebana are designed to enhance residents' lifestyles and well-being. A fully equipped gymnasium allows residents to stay active and maintain their fitness routines without leaving the building. The communal lounge and entertainment spaces are perfect for socializing and connecting with neighbours, fostering a sense of community within the building. Additionally, secure parking and bicycle storage facilities are available, catering to the needs of residents with vehicles or those who prefer sustainable modes of transportation.

Living in Ikebana West Melbourne means being surrounded by an array of amenities and attractions. The neighbourhood offers a diverse range of dining options, from trendy cafes to gourmet restaurants, catering to a variety of culinary preferences. The nearby Queen Victoria Market is a haven for food lovers, offering fresh produce, specialty goods, and a vibrant atmosphere. The proximity to the CBD means residents have easy access to world-class shopping, cultural institutions, entertainment venues, and employment opportunities.

Transportation options are abundant, with tram and train stations within walking distance, providing convenient connectivity to the rest of Melbourne. The CBD is easily accessible, allowing residents to commute to work or explore the city's many attractions with ease.

Click here for a list of Ikebana furnished apartments.

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