Designed for Eternity

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IT may be the home of the Bulldogs but a pampered feline will soon take up residence in West Footscray, with a luxury apartment developer taking customisation to new heights.

Theo Kerlidis, director of k20 Architecture and Longboat Development Group, said a cat walk would be incorporated in one buyer’s ground floor apartment at Eternity.

“We allow a lot of customisation, whether it be the inclusion of a bathtub to reconfiguring a kitchen with more cupboards instead of drawers,” he said. “This particular buyer has a cat she adores and when she requested a cat run I didn’t rule it out. I spoke with the ecologist and came back to her saying ‘yes, we can work that out’.

“We are serious about creating not just apartments but homes and giving people the opportunity to make their home there.”

Eternity will feature 61 opulent one and two-bedroom apartments across five timber-clad buildings that pay homage to the warehouses that once lined Stony Creek.

“Eternity is a project that celebrates the ecology of this land,” Mr Kerlidis said. “This land really provided the opportunity to create a home, to create a natural environment and to create a connected place.”

Eternity aims to be socially, environmentally and economically sustainable and will be built with sustainably sourced timber and recycled materials. It will also have a seven-star energy rating with solar power, solar boosted hot water and rainwater harvesting.

Mr Kerlidis said almost 50 per cent of the site would be recreation reserve and a communal rooftop terrace, about 150sq m in size, would offer picturesque city views.

“We put the person at the centre of the building and then create a relationship between the building and the landscape through the trees and the water,” he said.

About 60 per cent of the site, including all of the one-bedroom apartments, have now sold.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments are priced from $506,000 and feature open-plan kitchen, dining and living spaces flooded with natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows, balconies or terraces, timber flooring, stone benchtops and designer lighting.

Each apartment has one car space in basement parking.

Construction has started and the development is due for completion in March 2019.