A Glimpse Inside ‘The Island State’
As the exclusive agents and advisors, MRE was pivotal in the initial design and continued success of all three stages of Jaques’ 385 boutique homes. In collaboration with Fender Katsalidis Architects and Hecker Guthrie interiors, Jaques is the perfect encapsulation of iconic history and contemporary elegance.
The award-winning Jaques, is located in one of Richmond’s most coveted pockets, just moments from Bridge Road, popular shops and restaurants, and the Yarra walking trails. Formally the Jaques Bros Foundry, the name of this residential precinct is a homage to its original owners, the ‘Jaques Brothers’ who successfully ran their engineering business on the very land where this unique development now presently stands.
Courtesy of Jaques Bros PTY LTD
Following close collaborations with Richmond’s Council and local community, the former factory was re-founded into high quality residences. The marketing and thought behind each stage is a response to the area’s abundant history. ‘Richmond Revealed’ (Stage One) captures the transformation of this island site into a destination that appreciates its past while also acknowledging the contemporary desire to shift the inner city towards more sustainable and rewarding living styles. ‘The Island State’ (Stage Two) tells the story of how this island site came to be. ‘Rich and Rare’ (Stage Three) completes this highly-acclaimed development, offering magnificent quality that is rarely seen.
Compromising of 385 boutique apartments and townhouses, MRE suggested that each stage have a unique selling point, resulting in a sell-out success of 85% owner occupiers.
Stage 1 | 9 Griffiths Street & 12 Coppin Street, Richmond
Completed in 2013, Stage One of Jaques pioneered the development, setting the tone with its cutting-edge design and architecture, complete with a breathtaking internal courtyard.
Stage 2 | 1 Dyer Street & 18 Coppin Street, Richmond
Located on the island site, Stage Two is positioned on Dyer and Coppin Streets, wide and tree-lined, offering beautiful finishes that include timber flooring throughout, ducted heating and cooling, and high-end Gaggenau appliances.
Residents of Stage Two enjoy access to a spectacular 10th level rooftop retreat with panoramic views of Richmond and the CBD, in addition to a communal courtyard, located on level four.
Stage 3 | 1 Palmer Street, Richmond
Palmer Street was the third and final phase and we certainly saved the best for last.
The Palmer Street apartments feature exquisite European finishes such as Snaidero Italian kitchens, some with butlers pantries, Liebherr (Asko for the one bedroom apartments) integrated fridges, some with Eurocave wine fridges and zip taps, Gaggenau appliances in stainless steel or black finishes with optional induction/gas cooktops, fully fitted Italian robes to the bedrooms, and ducted heating and cooling, all of which must be seen in order to be appreciated.