An Easier Way to Rent in Richmond


Say the word ‘Richmond’ and what immediately comes to mind? Is it the unmistakable sound of the MCG siren signaling the end of an epic Footy match? Maybe the energy of Bridge Road, with its eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés, emerging boutiques and clothing institutions drawing people in.

No matter if you’re an AFL Footy fanatic, a restaurant foodie or a culture vulture, Richmond really has something for everyone so it’s little wonder it’s one of Melbourne’s most popular inner suburbs for renters, with over 50 percent of all dwellings in the area leased to tenants, rather than owner-occupied*.

But with the rental market now more competitive than ever before, many would-be tenants are finding it difficult to secure a home that suits their needs as lack of choice in popular suburbs caused by dwindling rental stock has put pressure on those looking for a place to live. That is until the arrival of Home Richmond – the brand-new luxury apartment address in the heart of Richmond that has been designed exclusively for renters.

“Home is not just an address, our commitment to our customers is a luxury, bespoke experience that elevates the rental lifestyle. Every Home residence comes with our signature resident amenities and services that are inspired by the offerings of a five-star hotel,” said Head of Home, Christian Grahame.

Located at 246 Church Street, Home Richmond offers a range of premium 1, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments and an impressive array of world-class amenities, unrivalled in the area – including a 25m indoor heated pool, state-of-the-art gym and wellness space, Pilates and spin studio, massage and treatment rooms, a private dining room, screening room, pet spa, resident co-working and social spaces all curated with Australian art and design furnishings.

Home Richmond provides a point of difference in one of Melbourne’s most popular suburbs, with luxury apartment buildings in short supply. Even less accessible are buildings with genuine amenities and services for those who live there.  At Home, expansive outdoor spaces include a sun-drenched rooftop terrace complete with jaw-dropping city views, luxurious cabanas, poolside lounges, BBQs and a variety of outdoor dining and entertaining areas – an array of amenity that was, until now in Richmond, unheard of on this scale.

Visitors to Home Richmond will rejoice with  popular Melbourne institution, Au79 at the doorstep of the Home lobby, also connecting directly with Richmond Traders – a new urban market that offers a vibrant mix of food retailers such as Coles, Vintage Cellars, De Maria’s Fresh Food & Deli,  Cobb Lane Bakery, Sushi& Nori, Earl Canteen, Gong Cha alongside service-based retailers such as Beauty Genesis and Priceline, which is soon to open.

As part of Home’s signature experiences  the Resident Services team  provides an on-site concierge, on-call to facilitate an extensive menu of services with everyday essentials and luxurious add-ons, available on request.

From on-site maintenance support, parcel and mail collection to dry cleaning, pet grooming, furniture assembly, a Tesla car share powered by Origin 360 EV for hire and more, Home takes care of life’s admin so residents don’t have to – all from the service desk, or from the touch of a button via Home’s user-friendly Resident Services App.

Home provides Melburnians a new and easy way to rent, offering flexibility and greater security of tenure than a traditional lease.

“Home is the sole owner and operator which effectively means there is no body corporate or individual owners, everything is centralised and managed by our team.  A lot of residents and prospective residents find that element of build-to-rent really appealing – there is a sense of security and comfort in knowing that everything from the ease of application process, to the booking of add-on services, such as the hire of the Tesla EV car share or private dining space through to the lodging of maintenance requests, will be attended to in a quick and consistent manner that isn’t necessarily the norm in a traditional rental model,” Grahame said.

Home Richmond apartments are available and leasing now, with weekly rental prices starting from $590 per week (unfurnished), with six months to multi-year leases available. Furnished apartments will be available from December 2022.


Source: Your Investment Property Mag