newsletter - issue 1 SEPTEMBER 2012
construction UPDATE Housing construction commenced
Image taken July 2012
editor’s note Welcome to the first edition of Your Realm, the community newsletter for Realm Camberwell. Award winning developer Cedar Woods has teamed up with renowned architects Rothelowman and MDG Landscape architects to create a unique development of 78 premium 3 & 4 bedroom residences in the blue chip suburb of Camberwell. Realm is a rare opportunity to buy a new home in a popular and established suburb. Few new home locations offer as much as this with proximity to Melbourne’s best schools, parklands, shops and restaurants, just 12 kilometres from the CBD. It’s an exciting time for future residents of the estate with Realm Camberwell coming to life as housing construction for Release 1 commences along with strong sales success of Release 2. This newsletter has been developed to keep you informed of the latest Realm news, as well as showcase the advantages of a lifestyle living in the leafy eastern suburb of Camberwell.
Construction is on schedule at Realm Camberwell with civil construction completed making way for Madisson Projects to commence building construction. Although encountering a very wet winter, civil construction pushed on and all services, roads, kerb, footpaths and driveways have now been completed. Construction of all homes in Release 1 commenced early August beginning with the installation of all in-ground services and ground slabs. In the coming months we will see timber frames, first floor and roof trusses installed, along with cladding the building and bringing it to lock up stage. IMAGE: Aerial of Realm
INSIDE THIS ISSUE › PROJECT UPDATES Find out the latest news and information about the construction of your new home › A saturday in camberwell Learn more about the best of Camberwell and what it has to offer Realm residents › Resident profile Find out why people love Realm › design PROFILE Meet Rothelowman, the creative team behind Realm
› landscape design We profile MDG Landscape
A Saturday in Camberwell
9am Begin your Saturday mornings with a trip to Camberwell Fresh Food Market. Here you are guaranteed to find the freshest produce in the area as well as a range of gourmet delights that would make any food lover smile. The market also holds a number of Community open days filled with food tastings, music and entertainment. Keep an eye on their upcoming dates calendar, on their website for further details. 11am After wandering the aisles of the Camberwell Fresh Food Market, give your feet a rest and stop for a relaxed brunch at one of Camberwell’s many cafés. Coffee Head, a short hop, skip and jump away from Camberwell Market, is known among locals as a caffeine mecca.
2pm Treat yourself to something sweet at the famous Brunetti pasticceria and café. Brunetti’s vast dolci range is seemingly endless and tantalising. Complement this with one of their renowned hot chocolates and you’ll send your taste buds to heaven and back. 4pm Enjoy some time outdoors in one of Camberwell’s many parks and walking tracks. Lynden, Highfield and Willison Park are the area’s most popular, offering somewhere to take the family for a picnic and sport or some time alone with a book in a tranquil setting.
6pm Catch an early dinner at the new kid on the block FireChief Pizzeria in Camberwell Rd. Boasting a trio of ovens – wood-fired, twin deck and conveyor belt - you won’t be disappointed by the 12pm After re-energising your batteries authenticity of the bases and quality of indulge in some leisurely shopping along the toppings. Burke Road. With an eclectic mix of over FireChief transports you back to the 400 stores, the Burke Road shopping homeland of pizza, Napoli, which precinct is one of the largest and most comes as no surprise as Chef Gabriel vibrant of its kind in Victoria. Find all of Espinoza and head pizza chef Daniel your favourite brands plus much more. Barrese travelled to Naples to attain Just follow the laneways and walk through the shops as you wander around accreditation from Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. the junction streets allowing yourself to become acquainted with the charm that is Camberwell.
7:30pm Only a short stroll away you can continue your night out at the historic Rivoli cinemas, voted one of the world’s top ten cinemas, a stunning example of Art Deco style architecture. Rivoli’s theatres showcase the latest in contemporary and arthouse film offerings. 9:30pm Close the curtain on an enjoyable evening with refreshments at the Rivoli Rooftop Bar open Saturdays from 3pm to 10pm. Enjoy a Saturday in Camberwell without the hassle of a car. Use one of the many train and tram services on offer. Trams #70, 75 and 72. Train to Camberwell Station. *Camberwell fresh food market 519-523 Riversdale Road, Camberwell 3124 camberwellfreshfoodmarket.com.au Coffee Head 8 Railway Parade, Camberwell 3124 coffeehead.com.au Brunetti 1/3 Prospect Hill Road Camberwell Vic 3124 brunetti.com.au Fire chief Pizzeria 169 Camberwell Rd, Hawthorn East 3123 firechiefpizzeria.com.au Rivoli Cinemas 200 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East, 3123 villagecinemas.com.au
resident PROFILE David & Maree Lawrence
It never dawned on David and Maree Lawrence that they would one day be living directly next door to the chapel where they were married 7 years ago. David is a secondary school teacher and Maree works in Human resources in Hawthorn and both hold a strong connection to the suburb of Camberwell, in particular the Nazareth House Chapel. We caught up with them both and discovered why Realm was the perfect fit for them. What about Realm caught your eye? The location and the design of the development were the two most important features. Having already lived in Hollsmoor Rd 750m from Realm, we are very keen to return to the area. Also our friends and family live in Camberwell and neighbouring eastern suburbs so it’s exciting to be close to them again.
design The creative mind behind Realm
Residences of many architectural styles and language can be found in the neighbourhoods surrounding Cornell Street and in the wider context of Camberwell. No one can deny the charm and sense of community of these architecturally diverse and leafy streets. This is why when developing news homes in such an established suburb one of most vital objectives is to preserve the urban character that residents and non-residents alike hold so dearly. Architects Rothelowman are the creative minds behind the design of Realm Camberwell. Renowned for presenting design solutions that are commercially sound, contextually relevant and environmentally conscious, Rothelowman has ensured that homes at Realm would set a precedent for modern living. From day one Rothelowman embarked upon the opportunity to create a development that delivers a strong sense of place and overall quality to match that of the surrounding area.
With this in mind they have developed an architectural language and palette that allows the range of homes to have their own expression but belong to the same family. “The architectural language of the homes throughout the eastern suburbs has since first established, been of cumulative change, expanding upon and adding to the legacy of previous generations.” “We consider that this development nourishes this spirit of progress and give focus to new life for the area” stated Rothelowman. The architecture seeks to create a visually interesting built form with a range of dwelling designs and activated streetscapes that will enhance the urban environment, add value to the natural landscape and stand the test of time.
For more information about RotheLowman visit their website www.rothelowman.com.au
What are you most looking forward to when moving into your new home? Leisurely walks through Back Creek reserve on a Saturday morning. Then relaxing with a coffee and the paper at one of the café’s on Riversdale Road. Also just being close to such fantastic amenity, such as great restaurants, parks, Camberwell Market, Burke road shopping and the Rivoli cinema. How do you feel about living in a new development in such an established suburb? A definite bonus! Low maintenance living means we can spend more time relaxing and enjoying the parks, walking track and café’s. We also love the contemporary design and feel of Realm. We look forward to seeing the excellent workmanship and quality finishes.
landscape design and amenity
Artists impression of entry park
MDG Landscape architects are a highly praised design practice with international and national recognition; they are the brains behind the landscape design and master planning of Realm Camberwell. The main driver behind MDGâ€™s design rationale is the understanding of the requirements of those who will experience the spaces they create and then translating that insight into design outcomes which are imaginative, engaging and functional as well as being environmentally responsible. Dynamic and functional solutions that successfully integrate human activity and environmental understanding are vital elements that all MDG designs boast. The harmonisation between the dwelling architecture and landscape architecture ensures
that the concept of Realm is realised; a development of distinctive identity and sense of place. When conceptualising the landscape design of Realm Camberwell the primary focus for MDG Landscape architects was to complement the existing parklands of Back Creek Reserve within the development as well as create a public space that connects the reserve and the development. The introduction of a seating node within this public space, which is visible from the entry approach road, provides strong interface with the walking trail, whilst excludes dogs from the area with various fencing treatments thereby creating a safe amenity for residents and their children as well as the public. The planting palette has been developed with a strong native theme to ensure cohesion with the
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existing vegetation. A layered approach has been taken in the arrangements of the planting, with a gradation of native species through to some exotic species as one moves from the reserve to the streetscapes. For more information about MDG Landscape architects visit their website: www.mdgla.com.au
Realm sales succesS Dwelling construction has commenced on Release 1 and Release 2 is 85% Sold and selling fast. Call 1300 040 349 to organise a private appointment with one of our sales staff. Or
Cedar Woods Properties is a multi-award winning property developer with a long track record of creating premium residential developments in Australia. Cedar Woods is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and has offices in Melbourne and Perth. Visit our website www.cedarwoods.com.au for more information
Visit the Realm Sales centre 16A Cornell Street, Camberwell 3124 Open daily from 12 â€“ 3pm (Friday by appointment only)