The building

A new fit for an old shoemaker’s factory. Apartments, townhouses and residences behind St Crispin House’s iconic Johnston Street façade in Abbotsford’s heart.

Architecture.

The façade of Abbotsford’s original shoe making factory has been carefully preserved and the building reinvented with 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments, multi-level townhouses and three level residences. A two level classic red brick warehouse becomes a 12 level modern design. Underground, the basement includes 1-2 car parks, bicycle parking and individual lockable storage for every apartment. Green features include rainwater harvesting, solar panels, Best Practice Green Star and top energy rating standards, electric bicycle and electric vehicle charging facilities.

Amenities.

The fifth level features a terrace garden, landscaping by Jack Merlo, and on the roof you’ll find Abbotsford’s best views with barbeques and dining spaces, a residents’ lounge and library, and a 20m infinity edge pool and deck. The gym features the latest in cardio equipment, machine weights and circuit strength training, but it’s the glass walls with 180 degree views that will get you through your workout. The infinity edge pool is where you’ll spend summer.

Interior design.

A fully stocked kitchen has customised joinery, from floor to ceiling with contrasting wood grain and matt surfaces, and appliances from Miele. Thick slabs of stone with a raw concrete finish make up the splashback and benchtops underneath a slimline pendent light. Brushed timber floorboards in the living areas complement loop pile carpets to the bedrooms warm it up. In the bathroom, large tiles wrap around the walls and floor to open up the area. The stone and timber grain vanity has the same clean form joinery found throughout the apartment with classic chrome tapware to finish the space. Most master bedrooms are connected to an ensuite by an open, walk through robe and all bedrooms open to the outdoors through large windows or glass sliders.