Conceived with inspiration by Metaxas Architects, Aradena delivers to Doncaster a new benchmark for residential design. From the street interface, the building is palpably striking; artfully embracing the unique, sloping site it is poised upon. Asymmetrical in nature, recessed voids and protrusions achieve visual depth, creating a contemporary aesthetic that while bold, is intrinsically tasteful. A subdued material palette is punctuated by black framing to the windows, which are treated with sophisticated reflective glass. Softening Aradena’s modern appearance, green plantings ornament the entrance to the building while harmonising with Doncaster’s naturally rich landscape and the leafiness of Clay Drive.
Artful and meticulous, Aradena’s interiors were curated by the coveted team at Bergman & Co. Throughout each residence in the collection, the immense consideration that has gone into the design is not just seen, but felt. The material palette, for instance, has been appointed without compromise; boasting finishes from some of Australia’s most exclusive suppliers.
The spacious, open plan kitchen and living area is the heart of the home. Generous floor to ceiling windows harness an abundance of natural light, imbuing the space with an uplifting and warming atmosphere. Equipped with an intuitive layout, the well-appointed kitchen boasts state of the art appliances, paired with ample integrated storage and textured tile surfaces that capture the eye. Stylish veneer joinery pairs with warm timber floors, forming a living space that while discernably sophisticated, feels homely.
The opulent master bedroom provides an idyllic retreat for residents of Aradena. Set atop a bed of plush woollen carpet, experience tactile comfort from the moment you enter this considered haven. Gifted with soaring windows, the bedroom opens out to an expansive terrace – providing the perfect spot to admire city views with your morning cup of coffee, or a glass of wine on a warm evening. Awarding plentiful storage in the most luxurious of ways, a capacious walk-in wardrobe has also been generously appointed here.
Finished to perfection, the adjoining ensuite evokes a sense of tranquil luxury; adorned with sophisticated tiles, contemporary tapware and a stylish yet understated vanity. Bathed in natural light, moments here will never cease to feel indulgent.
Doncaster’s multicultural charm is epitomised by its diverse and plenteous dining scene. Just a stone’s throw from Aradena, the Jackson Court precinct is comprised of an enviable selection of trendy eateries. For coffee that sits at the top of its game, Three Monkey’s Place is a café that goes well beyond what the meaning of the word evokes. The menu combines Asian-inspired dishes like Sambal Scrambled Eggs with French creations like Parisienne fruit toast with mascarpone. Owned by the same hospitality maestros, Jade Fox is just across the road – a Pan-Asian eatery decked out in vibrant, subtropical-themed décor, where zesty cocktails pair with a selection of flavoursome dishes.
A shopper’s dream come true, the famed Westfield Doncaster is a mere 6-minute walk from Aradena. The pinnacle of fashion, food, culture and convenience is housed here, so whether you’re running errands or indulging in a bit of retail therapy, the centre is guaranteed to have just the thing. The ‘golden mile’ of the centre boasts an impressive array of high-end boutiques, including Gorman, Morrison, Búl, Zimmerman and Sass & Bide. An Apple store is also housed here for all your tech needs, along with a David Jones and a Mecca Cosmetica.
8-minutes from Aradena’s doorstep, Ruffey Lake Park exemplifies the natural beauty the eastern suburbs are so widely renowned for, comprising 68 hectares of lush greenery. Hundreds of stately trees shroud the leafy oasis, with many occupied by magnificent birdlife; kookaburras, rosellas and lorikeets can be heard singing melodically, overlooking ducks that paddle about playfully in the lake below.
Within Doncaster and its neighbouring locales, esteemed scholarly offerings are aplenty. A minute’s drive from Aradena, Doncaster Primary School is an excellent choice for the suburb’s youngsters, providing a challenging, engaging and motivating learning environment where student wellbeing is of absolute priority. When it comes time to venture into high school, Doncaster Secondary is also nearby; a diverse and innovative school committed to helping students fulfil their potential. In the private sector, the highly prestigious Fintona Girls’ School is a 10-minute drive away, along with Xavier in Kew, which is widely regarded as one of the best boys schools in the state.
Further to their recent Northcote Development, The Aradena Group
are proud to present Aradena Doncaster, a boutique collection of
luxury homes. The group strive for excellence in every project they conceive. While striking and aesthetically pleasing, their developments are marked by functionality and authenticity, forming liveable homes suited to the modern lifestyle.
The Aradena Group build with the passion to please and provide exceptional quality to create something special for now and the future. They are passionate about the work they do and go about their practice with the utmost pride.
Metaxas Architects commenced practice in 1996. Since the practice’s inception it has continually grown and has a considerably diverse range of projects completed and currently underway. The practice has specialist capabilities in Architecture, Urban Design and Interior Design and they work with a number of cutting edge collaborators to make design dreams come true.
The vision for the practice is to provide innovative, unique and creative solutions that more than exceed their client’s brief and expectations. Their focus is on strategic planning and on producing quality architecture, interior design and urban design outcomes.
Bergman & Co. are renowned for their exquisite and exciting design of some of Melbourne’s most popular restaurants and bars, as well as for creating beautiful homes and retail spaces. Working across hospitality, residential, commercial and retail projects, Bergman & Co.’s style is inspired by international travel, environmental consciousness and innovation.
Award winning Director Wendy Bergman, alongside her experienced team, collaborate with local artists, craftsmen and designers, to create unique and bespoke spaces that enhance people’s experiences.