A new style of rental property is about to hit the market, offering tenants a place to call home, without committing to a life time of debt. It’s called a “build to rent” development and it’s about to open in Southbank.Read more
A huge tick’: Build to rent boom spreads to the burbs
The top floor office and lounge on the 59th level of Home Southbank is a game changer for new tenants – Meredith Hodson and Jack Gibson.
Like many other young professional couples, they spent much of Melbourne’s harsh lockdowns cooped up in a small city unit wanting more space. A dramatic, post-pandemic shift to home working only sharpened that need.Read more
The new Southbank development reinventing renting for Melburnians
Opting out of the house buying journey may seem taboo, but with house prices pushing record highs, many people are turning their backs on the Australian dream of owning their own home.
Instead, they’re embracing the leasing lifestyle and all the perks that new rental models have to offer.
Now, Melburnians are about to get their chance to join the build-to-rent revolution.Read more
5 things to know about build-to-rent
With build-to-rent properties taking off in Australia, an elevated lifestyle is now available for the rental market.Read More
A revolution in how Aussies rent a home is coming, with the build-to-rent model booming
A rapidly growing part of the housing market worth more than $100 billion over the next decade is set to revolutionise how Australian renters live.Read more
Property Trends - Build to Rent
Melbourne’s first premium build-to-rent community, Home Southbank, designed by Bates Smart architects, bas recently opened on City Road.
The luxury apartments offer hotel inspired services and state-of-the-art amenities such as a spin studio and reformer Pilates beds, rideshare Teslas, a round-the-clock concierge, fire pits, terraces and a rooftop community level, as well as add-on services including dry cleaningRead more
Build to rent: What is it & how does it work?
You might have heard a bit about ‘build-to-rent’ (BTR) in the press, but what does it actually mean for renters in Australia? It’s a tough market out there, so it’s fair to ask whether this concept could make life easier or harder.Read More
The new Southbank location offers pastries, house-roasted coffee and an extensive breakfast menu
Au79 was the first of many cafés opened by the Coffee Culture Communication Group (Sir Charles, Liar Liar and Addict), and in many ways, it’s the group’s most prolific enterprise. The success of their Richmond Traders location now sees them continue their partnership with Home in Southbank with a new City Road location found in the property’s lobby.Read more
6 things build-to-rent tackles that Australia’s private rental market hasn’t managed – yet
Build-to-rent projects prioritise renters’ liveability and enjoyment and are increasing in popularity because they offer a truly modern renting experience.Read more
Laid back luxury Melbourne apartments for renters only
Home Southbank, a build-to-rent (BTR) apartment community in Melbourne, has recently opened its doors. The vision of award-winning architectural firm Bates Smart in collaboration with Home’s in-house design team, local makers and creators, including stylist Ruth Welsby, contributed too.Read more
Au79 cafe breathes new meaning into 'bed and breakfast'
Devotees of Abbotsford coffee roaster Au79, and their satellite coffee shops, will be pleased to hear their next move is to Southbank, and this new outpost includes an Italian-inspired wine bar.
Located on the ground floor of the new 400 apartment Home development, residents there will even be able to score room service.Read more
Morning Coffee in Southbank
One of Melbourne’s favourite cafés has just opened up a new branch in bustling Southbank.Read more
The space situated underneath the Home building is a sunlit open-planned eatery, with cascading spherical lighting.
On offer here is a range of their top-shelf bakery creations including their croissants as well as a select offering of brunch plates—the standout of which is the absolutely knockout prawn benedict on charcoal brioche.Read more
Renting reinvented at Home Southbank
The newly-opened Home Southbank at 260 City Rd is the city’s first premium build-to-rent (BTR) development, offering residents hotel-inspired services, state-of-the-art amenities, and bespoke community comfort.Read more
Home Southbank | Bates Smart
Home Southbank, designed by Bates Smart, is everything you’d hope for in an inaugural build-to-rent development in a major city. The project is informed by Manhattan’s High Line and Meat Packing districts with an aesthetic described by the practice as laid back Australian luxury.Read more
The Best New Cafés in Melbourne to Brunch at in 2022
Melbourne’s thriving café culture continues to attract people from near and far – from serious breakfast aficionados to lovers of a strongly brewed coffee. Every month, new bakeries, hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, casual eateries, and bougie brunch venues pop up across the city delighting guests with their originality in both dishes and décor.Read more
The Crew Behind Abbotsford's Au79 Have Unveiled Two New Cafes and a Wine Bar
After five years spent winning over the brunch-loving masses of Abbotsford, multi-talented eatery Au79 has spread its wings and added to the family, opening the doors to not one, but three new venues.Read more
Origin offers shared electric cars to apartments and office buildings
Residents at Melbourne’s first build-to-rent apartment building, Home Southbank, will be the first customers to have access to a shared electric car under a new program from Origin Energy.Read more
Au79 at Home Southbank
Beloved Melbourne institution, Au79 has opened a new and captivating Au79 Café and Eatery, at Home Southbank – a first of its kind premium hotel inspired residential tower designed exclusively for renters.Read more