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MAB raises the bar for living in Box Hill with Tempo


MAB raises the bar for living in Box Hill with Tempo

Delivering the type of tightly held real estate typical in Manhattan’s best neighbourhoods and Melbourne’s own East Melbourne apartment set is the intention behind a new project launching in Box Hill by MAB.

The 19-level, 159-apartment building Tempo within the cultural suburb is designed to elevate the quality of local residential living in order to attract discerning long-term buyers who recognise that quality, not necessarily price, delivers the strongest returns.

MAB General Manager of Residential David Allt-Graham said he expected Tempo would raise the bar for people choosing to live in Box Hill.

“MAB aims to deliver long-term value for customers and it’s a commitment to quality that ensures value, not discounts and incentives,” he said.

“Tempo will deliver long term capital growth for residents by focusing on the fundamentals to nurture the creation of a community within the apartment building. MAB has completed more than 15 apartment buildings and transient hotel-style living is not what we’re aiming for, it’s quality and community focused.”

Designed by Hayball, Tempo’s diverse range of apartments includes lofts featuring breathtaking 4.4 metre-high floor-to-ceiling windows, multigenerational apartments designed with family in mind and a penthouse equipped with an indoor fireplace and sunny terrace.
“Tempo’s adaptable layouts acknowledge the way we are living is always evolving and that our buyers want unique apartments that reflect their individual style. Tempo’s design reflects its vibrant and unique setting and its apartment layouts are reflective of the location,” said Mr Allt-Graham.

Tempo builds on MAB’s previous success creating loft product for Melburnians with a series of one and two bedroom double-height residences featuring a mezzanine level suited for use as a parents retreat, home office or flexible guest room.
“As more people work from home, lofts are becoming increasingly popular for the flexibility they provide. We pioneered loft living in NewQuay Docklands and it has become one of our most popular apartment designs to date. With Tempo, we are now bringing loft living to Box Hill for the first time,” said Mr Allt-Graham.

Tempo’s selection of multigenerational apartments build on the concept of privacy and flexibility. With dual-key access, the apartments are designed to work as either an integrated two bedroom residence, or provide a separate self-contained studio. This provides owners with the option for older family members to live in the self-contained studio complete with kitchen and bathroom, or even lease the studio for additional income – a concept aimed at first homebuyers who might like help with the mortgage.

Future residents can choose from three interior options, ‘The Expressionist’, which is aimed at home entertainers with its indulgent details such as a flamboyant burgundy vein or emerald marble splashback and benchtop as an option.

As the name suggests ‘The Minimalist’ is understated and classic, anchored in stunning terrazzo benchtops and featuring stone, oak and wool accents; and finally ‘The Traditionalist’, a timeless cream and grey scheme offset by natural timber.

Hayball Director Sarah Buckeridge said: “Our design intent was to create apartments that felt individual but within an integrated environment that promotes a relationship between residents and the wider community. We wanted Tempo to speak to quality and bring a sense of warmth to the environment, while creating a feeling of community in the diverse Box Hill area. We intentionally created moments for the project to interact with its surrounds, so that the project behaves with inclusivity, rather than operating as an enclave.”

Tempo comes to life on the street level with a planned alfresco café planned for Bruce Street, located beside a warm and welcoming entry. Verdant green climbers on the façade create a relationship between the building and the surrounding leafy precinct, while a pedestrian walking path along the northern edge provides a private entry to courtyard apartments.

Amenity within the building is second-to-none and is configured to suit a variety of groups and activities. A generously proportioned north-facing terrace at level one sits adjacent to a circular grand music room, lounge, gym and common library areas, while a resort-style BBQ and spa terrace on level 11 boasts magnificent views of Box Hill Gardens.

“These shared spaces will enhance social networks and foster a sustainable, engaged community. The café on the ground level will further activate Bruce Street and the new pedestrian link will offer a dynamic social gathering space for residents. Tempo is ultimately designed with people at its heart – it is a connected building, contributing and benefiting from the vitality and diversity of Box Hill,” said Ms Buckeridge.

Tempo is located at 2 Bruce Street, Box Hill.

Apartments start from $388,000 for a one bedroom, $582,000 for a two bedroom and $888,000 for a three bedroom.

Tempo’s display suite opens Saturday May 23. Open daily 10am – 5pm or by private appointment.

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