Abbotsford might not be the biggest suburb near Melbourne’s CBD, but its location alongside the Yarra River, the nearby one-stop shopping location of Victoria Gardens, and its heritage buildings make it one of the most desirable. With 1/655 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, you’ve got all of that and more, with the benefits of a stunning art deco building and the legendary “Skipping Girl” right outside the window.
Situated directly across the road from Victoria Garden — where you’ll find supermarkets, an Ikea, a cinema, and more — this remarkable apartment enjoys the snaking brown Yarra at its back door too. The Main Yarra Trail that winds its way alongside the river can take you right to the heart of the CBD in one direction, or north towards Collingwood Children’s Farm, Clifton Hill’s Deight’s Falls, and beyond.
The apartment at 1/655 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, enjoys the prime position of the top two levels of the former J W Handley & Tilley factory, which, for the watch nerds, was once a case maker for the likes of Rolex, Omega, and Tudor. The terrace of the property also looks over the serene rows of grapes at the Studley Park Vinyard on the other side of the river.
It boasts five bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as space to park two cars off-street (a rarity in this neighbourhood), but the real drawcard is the enormous open-plan living and dining space that spans more than 106m². Relatively recently, 1/655 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, underwent a facelift via the folks at interior design firm Bergman & Co, and it’s all the better for it.
The kitchen has been fully renovated and now features a butler’s pantry, V-Zug ovens, and top-tier Liebherr fridges, while the floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking the river bring in as much natural light as you could ever hope for. Spanning three levels in total, the entry-level is where you’ll find the open-plan space and three of the five bedrooms, while the second level is home to the other two bedrooms and an office space.
It’s rare to find an apartment of this scale in Abbotsford or Richmond, and certainly not one that is so well located right next to the river. If you’ve been holding out for a true gem, this one could be it.
The sale of 1/655 Victoria Street, Abbotsford, is being managed by the team at Nelson Alexander Fitzroy, who are looking to sell the property via private sale. According to the statement of information on the property, the owners are targeting a price of $6.2 million.