One Wilson Ave, Brunswick
Wilson Ave marks the first collaboration between two of Melbourne’s most thoughtful developers. Centred on shared design principles, and a common goal to provide uncompromising homes for modern living, the developers assembled a special team of local talent; with architecture by Fieldwork and interiors by DesignOffice, Wilson Ave will be meticulously crafted—inside and out. Situated in the heart of Brunswick’s Wilson Avenue precinct, the locale offers swift access to public transport and amenities, and close connection to the local community.
Sydney Road, Photography by Agnieszka Chabros
Sydney Road has a thriving local community that nurtures and celebrates diversity. Eclectic, creative and contemporary, the area is home to a range of small businesses, social enterprises and shared spaces that serve the wider community. The lively spirit of Brunswick has been a key inspiration for the design of these truly liveable apartments.
Brunwsick, Photography by Tom Ross
Long cherished for its authentic communal spirit, Brunswick is one of Melbourne’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. Tucked away behind Sydney Road, the Jewell Station precinct is a multi-stage development and a key part of the local council’s plan to build on the area’s unique character, revitalise the heritage retail precinct, and better integrate transportation and amenities. As the third stage, this building has been designed to fit perfectly with the council’s future vision and to complement other close-by projects by Neometro and Milieu. It’s also well connected to public transport, a wide range of amenities and sprawling parklands.
Architecture by Fieldwork
One Wilson Ave is inspired by the varied and enduring textures of Brunswick. Paying homage to Neometro’s history and Milieu’s development approach, while referencing the area’s brutalist post-war buildings, the façade is defined by a bold and singular material: concrete. Its use ensures that the building will age gracefully and develop a unique character as the years go by. Having lived locally for more than a decade, architect Quino Holland has drawn on his deep understanding of Brunswick’s materiality—resulting in a meticulously designed building that feels right at home in the Jewell Station precinct.
Interiors by DesignOffice
Interiors at One Wilson Ave are simple, well-planned spaces underscored by generous amounts of natural light. Each of the homes revolves around DesignOffice’s deep understanding of spatiality, with select homes focusing on the considered placement of multipurpose rooms—connected areas with large sliding doors that allow residents to create dynamic layouts to suit their individual needs, and ensure free-flowing movement between shared and private spaces. Flexibility, accessibility, environmentally conscious design, and a seamless transition to the streetscape below operate in conjunction to create a sustainable vertical community.
A design collaboration between Fieldwork and DesignOffice
Working in partnership for the first time, this project combines Fieldwork’s agile, pragmatic and sensitive approach to architecture with DesignOffice’s empathetic, rigorous and innovative approach to interior design. The result is a sustainable, authentic and emotional response to place that is designed to age gracefully.
Essay by Fieldwork
Brunswick is a neighbourhood with so much character. It’s diverse, urban, connected and communal—and its rich history is evident in much of the architecture. We wanted to create a building that would resonate with Brunswick, serve as a benchmark for contemporary architecture in the area, and age just as well as the buildings around it. Request a copy of the essay by registering via Milieu Property.
Essay by DesignOffice
Good interior design puts the end-user at the centre of the process. That means every detail, from floor-plans to joinery, is weighed against the experience of being in that space—not for a minute, an hour, a day, or a week, but for years, decades maybe. Spaces need to do more than look good. They need to function. They need to relate to other spaces. They need to accommodate. They need to adapt. They need to age well. And they need to feel good. Request a copy of the essay by registering via Milieu Property.
We believe sustainability is about longevity and strategic design rather than tokenistic gestures. This means favouring durable materials that wear in (not out); integrating renewable energy; and devising spaces that can respond passively to changes in weather. More broadly, the present must reflect what comes next, and measures have been put in place now to ensure clients can buy once and buy well, maintaining a high level of sustainability for many years to come.
Partnership, NEOMETRO and MILIEU
This project harnesses Neometro and Milieu’s complementary approaches to creating truly liveable homes. Having been friends and peers for a long time, it’s a mutual pleasure for the developers to work together. With a shared passion for creating exceptional homes, Neometro and Milieu view this project as an opportunity to combine respective strengths, share knowledge and unite to deliver intelligent homes for a growing city.
Buy once, buy well
Isidore at Wynnstay Road by Neometro
Since purchasing his light-flooded, one-bedroom apartment off the plan in 2003, Isidore has redefined the very definition of ‘home’. A personification of his life, the retired architect’s home reflects his deep appreciation for and understanding of aesthetics. When you enter Isidore’s home, the outside world seems to recede as the richness and vibrancy of his persona is amplified in a way that poignantly celebrates family, culture and experience.
Apartments designed for people, not investors
The Johnson-Devery’s at Nth Fitzroy by Milieu
In 2015, following a long search for the right home, Nicole and Patrick purchased their off-the-plan Milieu apartment in North Fitzroy. Like many young families, the Johnson-Devery's decided that suburban living didn't suit their lifestyle. Instead, they opted for a two-bedroom home with a functional and considered design. The choice allowed them to remain in their inner-north urban community, where they had access to a range of amenities and diverse lifestyle choices. And they've never looked back.