A mural created by renowned artist, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, on the wall of the newly complete M/25 Apartments by Match could mean more to property owners than a recognisable addition to the Mount Lawley streetscape.
The large-scale contemporary street-based work located on the corner of Walcott and Burt Streets Mount Lawley, may inherently turn the boutique urban residence into a signature icon, and potentially result in greater market interest and higher returns on investment.
Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of Match parent company, M/Group, believes stunning artwork helps a property to stand out and could add significant value once entrenched into the community psyche.
“Many people are drawn to signature properties; residences that are unique and cannot be duplicated in any way. Architecture and artwork are two of the primary factors that can achieve impact on the streetscape and, therefore, recognition,” he said.
“Add to this a prominent location that instils the building into the community fabric, and you get a limited supply of unique apartments that many would be proud to call their own. That’s what has been created at M/25 by Match.”
The concept for the M/25 by Match artwork is based around the core idea of ‘exploration’, shown through the use of narrative based, pattern and abstract imagery.
The artwork aims to reflect the vibrancy of Mount Lawley with strong links to young contemporary art and culture, and bringing in ideas of identity, community, journey and growth contributing and adding to a strong sense of place within the site location.
Artist Kyle Hughes-Odgers said he wants the viewer to interpret their own experience from the ideas into the final work.
“I don’t paint literal outcomes, but I do base the work on a specific concept. I prefer to only tell the viewer about the concept if they ask and find artwork to be much more engaging if it has room for the viewer to connect or be challenged by the final piece,” he said.
“I think public art is important in all cities as it adds creativity and humanity to the built environment.”
Mr Clark said that M/25 by Match had already sold 50% of its apartments prior to completion and suggests the property and artwork installation will attract a lot more interest now that the doors are open and apartments are ‘move in ready’.
“Match has earned its stripes in producing well-considered, design-centric boutique apartments in places people want to live,” he continued.
“It is a passion that commenced in Mount Lawley over a decade ago and it is so great to be back here delivering another great product.”
The artwork concept on the building is split across two major sections: Location One and Location Two. Location one is a 2D based mural that centres around two heavily patterned figures. The figures interact across a narrative which aims to evoke ideas of connection, growth of the area and the exploration of urban life.
Location Two is a 3D based artwork, manufactured and installed as a large-scale perforated screen. Its grid-like geometric patterns climb to 75% of the height of the building. It relates to location one and represents structure, mapping, the built environment and modern city life., merging into an area representing growth and nature.
M/25 by Match includes spacious apartment layouts available in one-bedroom x one-bathroom and two-bedroom x two bathroom, each with balcony or courtyard and one or two car bays.
For more information visit www.m25apartments.com or contact 0432 660 066.
New residential icon opens in Mount LawleyRead more
Mount Lawley’s newest streetscape addition is now complete, injecting new life into the corner of Walcott and Burt Streets with an influx of new residents and a potential new café / retail operation on the ground floor.
M/25 by Match is a boutique mixed-use apartment building with only 30 residences. It is designed to integrate seamlessly into the culture of its Mount Lawley environment.
Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of Match parent company, M/Group, said that the building has been designed so that it is difficult to separate the apartment interiors from the lifestyle that its location offers.
“These apartments have been designed with one thing in mind; to create an environment that complements the activity and facilities that are located at its doorstep,” he said.
“The apartments interiors are art gallery-look inspired, which means clean lines with black and white surfaces and elegant fixtures. We want the residents to ‘curate their own exhibition’ and express themselves through the space.”
Each apartment features black tapware in kitchens and bathrooms, Bosch oven and electric cooktop, reconstituted stone benchtops, marble splashbacks and reverse cycle air-conditioning.
The property is located within walking distance to the Beaufort and Angove Street precincts, a short walk or bike ride to the Edith Cowan University and parks and a bus ride to the CBD.
“To us, M/25 by Match is all about the incredible location and we wanted to create a design that really links its residents to the location and culture of the area,” Mr Clark continued.
“We feel we have already hit the mark in this regard, as the apartments were already 50% sold on completion. We are now looking forward to showcasing the remaining apartments as ‘move-in-ready’ and giving residents a great retail venue on the ground floor and surrounding area.”
M/25 by Match draws inspiration from the suburb’s Federation red brick and terracotta houses. The façade uses contrasting shapes, materials and colours to link the lively urbanism of Walcott Street and create a strong corner presence.
Apartments are offered in one or two-bedroom floorplans with private courtyard or balcony entertaining space. Some apartments offer sweeping CBD views.
For more information visit www.m25apartments.com or contact 0432 660 066.
What would Perth be like without its Match?Read more
It would have been hard to foresee the impact when, back in the early 2000s, two young property enthusiasts decided to tackle the inner-city marketplace and introduce distinctly-designed and architecturally considered apartments amidst a sea of bland ‘cookie-cutter’ buildings.
Back then, apartments were largely designed for investment purposes, so the product was often cheap and, in terms of streetscape, uninspiring.
However, a global lifestyle shift towards inner city living and a passion for good design was enough for the boys to mobilise their vision into reality. Before the cafes, galleries and boutique retail, Match was born in the streets of Mount Lawley, devoting its resources to bringing life into the inner-city environment.
Fast forward to today and Match has just completed its latest Mount Lawley apartment project, M/25 by Match. It is a small milestone that has seen the company come full circle, leaving a trail of influence throughout the City. Since breaking ground on their first Mount Lawley project, Match has earned a reputation for tackling buildings and locations that others were not interested in and created landmarks through heritage restorations of a grand scale.
They were pioneers in areas such as South Beach Estate and Port Coogee and became a catalyst for change that opened the door for improved apartment design and a way of life that didn’t involve a plot of land on the outskirts of the city.
“We always believed there was a market for good architecture and ‘signature’ apartment designs – environments that attract owner-residents rather than just renters,” Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of Match parent company M/Group said.
“All our properties are boutique in nature, and every one offers something that people cannot get anywhere else. This approach has seen us through the GFC and a range of economic conditions because, at the end of the day, people will always want to live in beautiful spaces and great locations.”
Quality has always been an important factor of apartment delivery for Match, so the company evolved. Instead of coordinating the many factors associated with apartment development, the end game was to provide a full-service model that took the apartment buyer from contract to construction to sales and post-handover.
As M/Group, a number of new divisions were introduced to satisfy this demand, including an award-winning construction company, M/Construction, property management and re-sale arm, M/Property, and a funds management business with a retail license that allows everyday people to invest across a range of projects and initiatives.
The company has today delivered hundreds of apartments that now extend from central Perth to the Fremantle region and as far north as Mindarie.
In the weeks ahead, residents will start moving into M/25 by Match, poetically located in Mount Lawley. Where it all began.
For more information on Match and its available products, visit www.m25apartments.com or 0432 660 066.
It is living history for some in FremantleRead more
Only a few historic apartments left at Heirloom by Match
With just a handful of luxury warehouse loft apartments remaining on the market at the highly acclaimed Heirloom by Match rejuvenation project, the historic 96-year old building is in its final stages of becoming a fully repurposed facility; a far cry from its former life as the Dalgety Wool Stores.
The last available loft apartments include two-bedroom, two-bathroom, two car spaces. Each apartment features unique split-level interiors that allow for the architectural formation of eclectic living spaces and soaring ceiling heights against original brickwork and century-old wooden beams.
While most apartments sold ‘off-the-plan’ prior to restoration works, others have been steadily snapped up by new residents who have made history by reclaiming an important part of Fremantle’s past as their own – and many are thrilled with their decision to do so.
Resident Kirsty Farrell is one of the original buyers and wasn’t quite sure what to expect when she finally took ownership of her apartment.
“We got the keys and it felt really surreal. It was a lot bigger than I thought and just amazing. I was stoked,” she said.
“The building is just so iconic, and all the Jarrah beams are amazing. You don’t want to lose that – it’s what Fremantle is.”
Another resident, Maggie Low, was equally enchanted by the Jarrah beams, as well as its central atrium composed by the building’s infamous saw tooth roof.
“I’d been looking for a while and I wanted something different. I always wanted to live in a New York-style apartment warehouse and I either had to have something that was really modern or something with character. I just hate places that have low ceilings,” she said.
“Since moving in, I wake up in the morning and watch a light show against the beam in the atrium and I just love it when it rains.
“The Jarrah beams on my ceiling still have wool-grading letters painted on them and everything seems just so peaceful.”
Some 85% of heritage fabric has been retained in the $130 million heritage restoration project. Designed by acclaimed Architect Dominic Snellgrove of Cameron Chisholm Nicol and constructed by national top tier construction company, Built, the project has won numerous awards and accolades. It is today widely acknowledged as one of the most significant heritage restoration projects in Australia.
The limited number of loft apartments are designed to maximise natural light and accommodate modern fixtures and features, which are juxtaposed against the historic materials.
Heirloom by Match Loft Apartments start from $549,000 and some offer views over the Fremantle Harbour.
For more information on Match and its available products, visit www.heirloombymatch.com.au or call 0432 660 066.
Terrace Home designs inspired by ShorelineRead more
An environment as visionary and leading-edge as Shoreline warrants living spaces that reflects a high standard of architectural excellence and, of course, the stunning surroundings.
This is the premise behind the architectural offerings of boutique property company, Match, who has introduced two distinct terrace home options for new residents of the emerging Shoreline community.
Each terrace home design takes cues from the surrounding ocean-side environment, with consideration given to natural light, space and airflow. However, in terms of lifestyle concept and design layout, they are distinctly different.
Here’s an overview of what is on offer.
M/31 Terrace Homes by Match
If natural light and privacy are important to you, you cannot go past this exclusive three-bedroom terrace home complex. It includes just 16 residences designed to integrate indoor and outdoor living. A central atrium and private courtyard creates a striking design feature, which extends across two levels.
A limited release of these terrace homes are available at $585,000 with 50% already sold and under construction.
M/32 Terrace Homes by Match
A community within a community. This distinctive 23-terrace home property introduces award winning UK ‘laneway living’ architecture that is adapted for the Australian lifestyle. The design incorporates beautifully landscaped private laneways and a central lawn area that creates a sense of serenity and space, and is perfect for both families and moments of reflection.
The first release of just 6 terrace homes is now available from $685,000.
All Match Shoreline properties are located on the fringe of Fremantle in North Coogee, just a few steps from the beach and adjacent to parkland. They are both well-positioned to make the most of the future cafes and restaurants planned for the area and are still a short walk to central Fremantle.
Match sister company, M/Construction, has been engaged to oversee the construction of the homes, and will do so with meticulous detail. While this is the company’s first foray into high end signature terrace homes, its combined experience in multi-residential apartments, townhouses and bespoke homes ensures the highest quality workmanship.
M/Construction’s involvement also allows for owner-led floorplan alterations and fixture options.
For more information on Match’s Terrace Homes visit www.itsamatch.com.au/terracehomes
M/25 Apartments by Match | Construction Completed December 2018Read more
Construction completion has been achieved at M/25 by Match in the prime location, Mount Lawley, just minutes from cafes, restaurants and bars.
M/25 Apartments by Match consists of 30 residential apartments and retail space on the ground floor. Each apartment has its own spacious balcony or courtyard for all-year outdoor entertaining.