August 19, 2014

The moment that lower Surry Hills entered the main game, will be remembered as when fashion boss Danny Avidan dropped a cool $18 million on the Legion Cabs site on Foveaux Street to build an apartment block.

The 55-apartment, north-facing development gets underway in October and will be unlike anything that side of the suburb has seen before, says Caroline Fagerlund, director of CBRE Residential. The architect, Adam Haddow from SBJ, says he made a deliberate departure from the all-too-common industrial grunge style, and opted for a brighter, far more optimistic design. The Foveaux is a concrete building that is strong and robust with crisp white accents and natural timber screens, he says. "It's a playful reflection on the eclectic fabric of the suburb."

Iain Halliday from design firm BKH has designed the Foveaux's interiors and his custom joinery units incorporate built-in banquettes finished with fabric upholstery, which will allow better light and sight lines from the kitchen through to the living room.

Fagerlund says residents will also love the timber floors throughout the apartments, the coloured, high-gloss ceilings and the north-facing balconies.

Residents will also be able to enjoy an enchanting rooftop communal garden with brilliant city views. The Foveaux Apartments are due for completion in 2016. The display suite opens this weekend and the official launch is on September 13. Prices start at $700,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, $995,000 for two-bedders and $1.5 million for three-bedders.


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