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11 NOVEMBER 2016


Surrounded by relaxing parks, cool coffee spots and a cultured yet friendly local vibe, Hawthorn is a popular choice for those seeking a true Melbourne lifestyle – and Luminary might just be one of the best new residential opportunities we’ve seen there in a while.

Apartment buildings don’t get much more exclusive than this. Developers Lechte Corporation are creating just 22 stunning residences in a building that has a quiet confidence all of its own.

A boutique collection of two and three bedroom apartments, Luminary balances a mixed-use approach perfectly, with the ground floor featuring food and drink options

Making great use of the floorplan, the architects have created a building of straight and curved forms. Sculpted exterior concrete facades add a unique character to these homes, framing windows and balconies with soft curves.

When we talk about attention to detail, we’re really focusing on the decisions made around fixtures and finishes, and there’s plenty to be impressed with at Luminary. From the light timber finish flooring in the open plan living spaces to the marble tiling to the bathroom, the design benchmark is a high one.

Speaking of the bathrooms, get ready for real elegance here. Classic marble finishes combine with some of the most contemporary ceramic basins and striking black tapware to create the kind of cool yet sophisticated space we’re more used to seeing in a premium hotel. Under vanity storage keeps things neat.

But let’s focus on the heart of these homes — the living and kitchen areas. We love the feature cabinetry of the living area, which offers plenty of elegant storage, space for the biggest of big screen TVs and display everything you can’t wait to show off.

Luminary’s elegant floor to ceiling windows are a testament to their intention for natural light to flood into the living spaces. Free-flowing and open plan, they offer the chance to create your life the way you want it.

Take a look at the size of the marble-topped island bench and you instantly imagine the entertaining value of these homes. These kitchens are sleek and ready for whatever party you can throw at them. Elegant black tapware sets the tone from the start, and brass finish detailing to the range hood adds just the right amount of industrial chic.

Storage for your locally-bought ingredients? Check, theres plenty of cabinetry and drawers for the avid chef, plus the built-in appliances and fridge also ensure this space looks as good as it performs. And if you love your outdoor spaces, Luminary has them in spades. Opening up from the living area the private outdoor terraces are big enough for plenty of guests and make outdoor living a reality. Dedicated bbq area and room for a generous outdoor dining setting mean weekend get-togethers and sunset relaxation after work may just be your new regular indulgence.

Luminary doesn’t really have to try hard to sell its sought-after Hawthorn location. This vibrant, inner city suburb consistently ranks highly on Melbourne’s liveability scale and has easy transport links, great bars and a wide selection of cool eateries… and the exclusive Luminary is a new shining light amongst all of it.



A campus-style development in Clayton draws vacant neighbouring land into the heart of the project.

The previously vacant site in Gardiner Road benefits from a reserve on one side, owned by Melbourne Water, and a sporting ground on the other.

A stone's throw from Monash University, this site was waiting to be developed. Designed by Plus Architecture for the Lechte Corporation, the initial scheme was for only two-storey townhouses.

"There's a strong demand for townhouses, not only in Clayton, but in the broader Melbourne area," says architect Craig Yelland, one of seven directors of the practice. "The city of Monash was keen to include apartments, as well as townhouses, as they also saw a shortage in this area as well," he adds.

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Lechte’s new offices have been awarded a commendation for excellence in the category of Commercial Interiors (Office & Retail) in this year’s hotly contested Dulux Colour Awards.

Plus Architecture have created a design to reflect the exclusive, high-end tone of Lechte Corporation and its luxury residential portfolio.

A series of connected and serene spaces are the result of an outstanding use of limited space.

The office is an effortless integration of private work areas, formal boardroom, informal break-out zone and kitchen. Connectivity between directors and their team was an integral aspect of the brief for an open-plan space.

A statement entrance sets the tone with a reception desk that presents as a sculptural piece of art.

The sleek interior design exudes industrial sophistication with confident use of a monochromatic palette enriched by ribbed glass, natural stone, metal and neutral leather features and considered use timber and greenery throughout.

Judging for the awards has been based on design, innovation, originality and function.



Campus continues to exceed expectations.

An established community now revels in the convenience of living within one of Melbourne’s busiest educational and business hubs, while set apart by an oasis of private gardens, leafy canopies and surrounding parkland.

Clayton Campus Management add to the offering with an impressive service that covers maintenance, security and management many of the 181 residential apartments, serviced apartments, long term rentals and townhouses.

Campus’ fully furnished, serviced apartments and townhouses are in high demand, providing a premium accommodation option for visitors to the surrounding business parks, Monash University and Monash Hospital.

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The Eminence Construction Update
Early Works Summary

We have now achieved the significant milestone of coming out of the ground with the ground floor now finished.

The first of the residential slabs has also been poured, with the commencement of the installation of feature precast concrete columns and beams to the facades.

The basement levels have been completed and are being stripped out in prepared for services installation