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Doncaster East


Doncaster East is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 km north-east of Melbourne's Central Business District in the local government area of the City of Manningham. At the 2011 Census, Doncaster East had a population of 27,047.


It is located in the hills between the Koonung Creek and the Mullum Mullum Creek.


The area was originally occupied by the Wurundjeri, Indigenous Australians of the Kulin nation, who spoke variations of the Woiwurrung language group. After European settlement, the area was used for agriculture, predominantly orchards. A small settlement was established in the 1860s, known as Waldau, which was home to many German settlers, who planted the large areas of pine trees that still exist today. German Lane was the original name for George Street, and Bismarck Street the original name for Victoria Street. The names were replaced during the First World War and the present names adopted.


The Post Office opened on 8 August 1887. A Tunstall Square office was open from 1965 until 1990.


Like much of the City of Manningham, Doncaster East was predominantly covered in fruit orchards for some time before subdivision began and it became a contiguous part of Melbourne. Housing estates began to replace orchards in the 1960s, generally along Doncaster Road, in the southern half of the suburb. The north half of the suburb was developed through the 1970s and 1980s, with the last orchard being removed in the 1990s. As the young parents who moved into these estates now retire and move away, many houses from the 60s and 70s are being converted into units. Today land prices continue to rise and it is not uncommon to see medium density residential apartments/units under construction somewhere at any time of the year.



Property summary


A distinct, 4 level architectural form takes inspiration from its environment using contemporary finishes and richly textured materials to define an extensive range of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom residences.


Fluted concrete and timber finish elements are a natural contrast to metallic copper and rendered surfaces that distinguish 3 building components. At ground level glazed retail spaces are recessed under a solid, cantilevered canopy to provide pedestrian shelter while separating the public level from the main building form. The apartment levels above are set into the design to afford privacy and protection for generously sized balconies.


Referencing Doncaster East’s leafy surrounds, foliage adds a lush green border to the residents' terrace gardens on level 1, a secluded oasis overlooking the local landscape. The upper level caps the building with floating rectangular frames that lighten the form while setting balconies deep within a sensitive modern design.


As a result, the apartments will have excellent energy efficiency with the development achieving a 6.5 star energy rating which will translate to savings on heating and cooling costs. Solar power and rainwater re-use systems will also be installed and will benefit residents as well as the wider community.


All appointments have been chosen for their seamless contribution to the open plan design and the improvement of daily life. Island benches feature in most apartments to increase workspace and enhance entertaining options. Function is carefully concealed behind flush cabinetry revealing fully integrated, top tier Smeg appliances at every turn. Timber grain or natural finish joinery adds warmth while continuing the materiality of the overall design, punctuated by sleek, black stone benchtops, splashbacks, onyx tone tapware and slim line joinery handles for an elegant accent.


Overhead cabinets are finished with matte black, magnetic surfaces to hold recipes in place or for use as a chalkboard for notes. Ambient lighting softens the space with recessed light panels and an option to include a brass style, linear pendant with adjustable led strip for flexible up or down multi-function lighting.



General Features:


Alarm System

Air Conditioning

Bedrooms:3

Bathrooms:2

Land Size:150 m² (approx)

Indoor Features

Toilets:2

Building Size:150.00 m² (16 squares) approx



Outdoor Features


Secure Parking

Carport Spaces:1

Garage Spaces:1

Open Car Spaces:1

Balcony



Location


Pace of Doncaster East is a rare chance to live at an address that borders the buzz of Doncaster while embracing the tranquil, natural charms of its private and exclusive neighbourhood. This elevated district less than 17km north-east of Melbourne’s CBD, prides itself on its friendly community, green neighbourhoods, abundant education options and easy freeway access to the city, airport and inner urban zones.


One of Greater Melbourne’s prized green suburbs, Doncaster has matured into a cosmopolitan destination for food and fashion. Coffee stops worthy of Melbourne’s global reputation are brewing new roasts while eateries are delivering extensive options and sumptuous dining across a richly diverse cuisine scene.


Westfield Doncaster is the metropolitan heartbeat of the precinct where high street fashion, international luxury brands and leading names in Australian fashion are counted amongst over 430 retailers. Add to the mix a modern cinema complex, health & beauty spas, high tech fitness centres, leading entertainment & leisure services, and every need for every occasion has been met. With over 16 million visitors annually, the centre is one of Melbourne’s premium suburban retail destinations less than 5 minutes away from home.


With a $500 million upgrade approved by Manningham City Council, Westfield Doncaster is set to undergo a sizeable expansion. With new retailers including discount department & speciality stores, upgrades to the existing cinema complex, and additional parking & public transport options, this expansion will take the centre from a premium suburban retail destination to a state of the art, sustainable, mixed-use village that enhances the social, environmental, economic and cultural elements of the region. All this, less than 5 minutes from your door.



It is nature place


The area’s natural appeal is second to none. Its native reserves along the Yarra River corridor are as expansive as they are diverse, now recognized and protected as Melbourne’s Green Wedge. Calming green landscapes inspire a leisurely lifestyle that takes its cue from acres of parkland, playgrounds and sporting precincts that sustain a healthy community.


Doncaster East is surrounded by some of Victoria’s leading hospitals and centres for medical research. From emergency and critical care services to specialist health and rehabilitation, these highly respected public and private institutions use state-of-the-art technology across top clinical facilities, their reputation attracting dedicated health professionals from around the world


Education


Doncaster also provides local residents with an abundance of world-classeducation options including Beverley Hills Primary School and East Doncaster Secondary College, both regarded as top Victorian schools.




Property Type:Apartment Suburb:Doncaster East
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