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Bold yet welcoming. Contemporary, though forever timeless. Lavishly raw and intricately simple. It is sophistication, locality, reputation and comfort. An address of enchanting contradictions and outstanding design. This is Riva Hawthorn.


From the striking, industrially-inspired exterior to the refined, elegant living spaces, Riva Hawthorn is a harmony of perfect contrasts, offering apartments that are as attractive as they are comfortable.

The unique vision of the multi-award-winning HWD Australia and ROTHELOWMAN Architects, Riva incorporates the latest environmentally sustainable design principles to achieve a 5-star energy rating, delivering peace of mind and the confidence of immediate desirability and valuable ongoing appeal.


Hawthorn is Riva. captivating, dynamic and bursting with character.


It’s a place of youthful vitality and understated charm. A celebrated ‘village’ of leafy establishment and chic, urban culture. And while you may never want to leave the pleasures that surround you, with trains, trams, bike paths and highways nearby, you know it’s always easy to come home to Riva Hawthorn.


Fashionable and eclectic, there’s something for everyone right on the doorstep.

Vibrant cafes and boutiques, cosy bookshops and gourmet grocers abound just a short stroll away on Glenferrie Rd. Supermarkets and home-maker stores are just around the corner. Parks lie in every direction, while fitness centres, swimming pools and tennis courts are a mere amble from your front door. Making life even easier, an array of schools, kindergartens and professional services are all close at hand. You are indeed at the heart of life when you live at Riva Hawthorn.


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relax in a haven of private tranquility you’d barely expect so close to the city. Designed by ROTHELOWMAN, one of Australia’s leading architectural firms, the one, two and three bedroom apartments of Riva offer comfortable living spaces that incorporate unique covered outdoor terraces for year round enjoyment.


Stylish interiors include European appliances, stone bench tops and reverse cycle air-conditioning, with many apartments enjoying superb views across parks or to the city through floor-to-ceiling windows. Each apartment benefits from secure car-parking, bike storage and a years free membership to Visions gym.


Quality and detail to stand the test of time. Exceptional Standard Features: · · · · · · · ·

Bosch Appliances including Gas Stove, Oven, Rangehood, Dishwasher, Washing Machine & Condenser Dryer Fisher & Paykel fridge freezer American Oak timber floors Caesar stone kitchen benchtops Porcelain bathroom tiles Mirror splashbacks Floor to ceiling windows High quality wool carpets throughout bedrooms

Eco Initiatives: · European designed cabinetry · Choice of light and dark colour schemes · Independent reverse cycle air-conditioning and heating · Electronic swipe card security in lobbies and car park · Individual apartment video intercom · Lock up secure storage · One and two bed apartments come with car park on title · Large north facing communal BBQ area · Park & city views

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Achieves a 5-star energy rating Water harvesting for landscaped areas Energy efficient air-conditioning units Instant electric hot water Low VOC paints Environmentally preferred building materials Passive solar heating and cooling High insulation rating


Developed by HWD Australia’s David WardlAw and Matt Hill ( twice awarded Master Builder of the Year ) Cutting-edge architectural design by renowned Rothe Lowman Architects Ideal asset for both owner occupier and investor Magnificent northerly, westerly and easterly views over parklands and towards the city Five minute walk to shops, train and trams seven kilometers from Melbourne CBD Ten minutes to city by train Citylink 1.7km and Eastlink 3.4km away Secure car parking and bicycle storage for all apartments Close to schools, parks and kindergartens; recreation facilities and civic services Environmentally sustainable design and 5-star energy rating Long-term capital growth in Hawthorn 10% p.a. Rentalvacancies below 1.5% Significant off the plan stamp duty savings.


HWD Australia was established by Matt Hill and David Wardlaw to deliver exceptional residential projects within Melbourne’s central and inner suburbs. Two-time Master Builder of Year and recipient of numerous industry awards for excellence, Matt is responsible for ensuring quality standards and construction timelines are met. David oversees sales and purchaser satisfaction, allowing HWD to directly supervise every apartment purchase, and make certain that each client receives the highest level of professional service every time.

Established in 1991 by Shane Rothe and Kim Lowman, ROTHELOWMAN is a leading, national architecture and interiors practice with a respected client base – including many of Australia’s most successful private and public companies. ROTHELOWMAN designs buildings of integrity that enhance their urban and natural landscapes and stand the test of time. ROTHELOWMAN’s residential and commercial buildings and interiors have received critical praise for their technical and design innovation, as well as for their subtle and sympathetic relationships to their respective contexts.

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RIVA MAKES THE MOST OF ITS ENVIABLE POSITION OFFERING EXCEPTIONAL PROSPECTS FOR THOSE WHO LIVE AND INVEST HERE.


take advantage of hawthorn’s popularity and promise.

Riva Hawthorn is conveniently located in the heart of Hawthorn, a suburb which has consistently outperformed the property market over the past 20 years. As at September 2010 the median sale price of units in Hawthorn had risen to $475,000 having increased by 18.7% in 12 months to 1st September 2010. In the same period, Hawthorn outperformed all inner Melbourne suburbs. The long-term (10 year) average annual capital growth rate for Hawthorn is 10.5%. Riva offers the shrewd property investor a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on an area which has been earmarked by Boroondara council for significant regeneration. As the cafĂŠ culture matures along Lynch Street investors should expect to realise significant future returns. Over the next 5 years this area which has historically been light industrial is to be transformed into a vibrant residential precinct integrating new cafes, restaurants and bars.


Weekly Rental Estimates 1 bed 1 bath

$350-470

$380-400

2 bed 1 bath

$450-590

$450-470

2 bed 2 bath

$490-650

$520-550

3 bed 2 bath

$650-700

$630-650

Jul - Sep 2010

Jul ‘09 - ’10% change

Hawthorn

475, 000

18.7

Fitzroy

538, 000

7.6

Carlton

277, 100

17.9

Richmond

495, 000

11.8

South Yarra

560, 000

15.5

St Kilda

467, 000

10.9

Median Apartment Price

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1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Source:Valuer General Victoria


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BLENDING THE BEST OF CITY LIVING WITH THE PLEASURES OF LEAFY STREETS AND A VILLAGE AMBIENCE, IT’S NO WONDER EVERYONE LOVES HAWTHORN.


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All reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of this brochure. To the best of our knowledge, no relevant information has been omitted. HWD disclaims all liability should any information or matter in this brochure differ from the contract of sale of the actual constructed development. Intending purchasers are advised to carry out their own investigations to satisfy themselves of the correctness of each description of reference.


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