The dynamic evolution of Perth apartment living

Source: Realesate.com.au

Gone are the days when apartment living in Perth was regarded as a secondary housing option.

Today’s new wave of luxury residences and innovative designs offers residents a coveted low-maintenance lifestyle without compromising on size.

Perth’s apartment landscape has shifted to an elevated living experience.

Apartment facades from earlier decades often lacked visual interest and architectural character, according to award-winning WA property developer Blackburne.

“Older apartment buildings may have been bulky and imposing, dominating the streetscape and creating a sense of ‘concrete jungle’,” says a Blackburne spokesperson.

“Those buildings may have also had limited landscaping or greenery, resulting in a lack of visual interest and biodiversity.”

Just as the exteriors of apartment developments have evolved over the years, so too have floorplans and amenities, with more consideration for functional spaces that reflect the way people want to live, work and play.

Mindful design for modern lifestyles

Modern apartment buildings feature more varied and dynamic facades, according to Blackburne, incorporating a mix of materials, textures, and colours to create visual appeal and enhance the streetscape.

“Today, there is greater consideration for innovative designs that take into consideration the history and character of the suburb and surrounding homes, and incorporating the natural environment into the development,” the spokesperson says.

A high level of detail ensures liveability within modern apartments, like West Village.

“Modern designs prioritise street activation – with engaging ground-level uses such as retail spaces, cafes or communal areas that animate the streetscape – and plenty of green open space.”

Blackburne’s latest development West Village characterises this shift, blending nature with tailored modernity for a stunning look and sensibility.

The brand-new luxury apartments feature panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, city skyline and surrounding parklands, and feature 2,500sqm of luxurious private resident amenities, all situated on the doorstep of Karrinyup’s retail and entertainment precinct.

With external features such as horizontal white bands, warm timber tones and heavily landscaped perimeter buffers, the West Village buildings exist harmoniously within the nature-filled setting and celebrate the coveted coastal location.

Convenience, connection and wellness

Unlike simple designs of the past, many modern apartments in Perth are showcasing people-centric innovation around wellbeing and liveability.

This often includes a focus on maximising natural light, ventilation and efficient use of space.

Amenities and services tailored to promote health, wellness, connectivity and leisure are also becoming more commonplace, offering residents much more than just four walls.

The emergence of mixed-use developments, like West Village, sees residences integrated with commercial spaces, retail outlets and an abundance of recreational facilities, creating vibrant lifestyle precincts.

Immersion with surroundings allows residents to feel connected.

Blackburne says they are designed to maximise the overall living experience and foster a sense of community within the building, by making highly sought-after amenity easily accessible for residents.

At West Village, residents can enjoy private amenities such as a 20m resort pool with daybeds and cabanas, a sauna and steam room, a state-of-the-art gym, a yoga and Pilates studio, and indoor and outdoor dining and barbecue areas.

Other luxurious extras include a cocktail lounge and golf simulator.

Flexible interiors

New apartment designs are starting to incorporate more flexible floorplans and dedicated workspaces to cater for remote work and study.

For apartments without room for a separate office, developments like West Village are including communal co-working spaces for residents, and some have multi-purpose rooms within the building that can be shared and booked.

Sophisticated design and bespoke finishes are on offer.

This range of choice extends to decor at West Village, with a selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and three interior schemes, under the themes of dawn, dusk and dark.

Access to nature

Many modern apartments incorporate elements of biophilic design, which seek to connect residents with nature.

“This could include features like balconies or terraces with views of prominent greenery or bodies of water, communal gardens, and extensive landscaping,” the spokesperson said.

Beyond the in-building amenity, West Village includes extensive landscaping throughout the site and adjacent public spaces, comprising on-structure planting, deep soil zones, a large public plaza and pedestrian link, and alfresco areas.

Access to nature is a vital aspect of the West Village lifestyle.

“The extensive landscaping creates a green link between West Village and the adjacent Trigg Bushland,” they said.

“West Village will have over 2,200sqm of landscaping, 132 carefully selected trees and over 13,300 plants. While this exceeds the requirements for the development, it is a pivotal factor in creating a serene environment for residents and the public to enjoy.”

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