Design Details at 4 Ballarat St, FAQs

January 21, 2021

Thanks so much to everyone who attended a tour of our recently completed project, 38 Albermarle St. Kensington. During the tours, there were a number of questions regarding the design of your future homes. This page aims to address these questions – please reach out if you have any additional questions or would like more information on anything mentioned below.

What kind of parking facilities will there be at 4 Ballarat St?

Car parking will be made up of on-grade parking (approximately 50%) and stacker parking (approximately 50%).

Will there be electric vehicle (EV) charging at 4 Ballarat St?

Yes – there will be a total of five EV chargers provided as a shared utility within the on-grade parking allocation. The type of charger and payment infrastructure is yet to be determined.

Will there be a breezeway at 4 Ballarat St?

Yes – a fully landscaped open-air walkway, with lots of seating nooks.

Will there be bike parking at 4 Ballarat St?

Yes – over 200 bike parks including secure bike parking in the basement and ground floor.

What kind of design features will my kitchen have?

A Dekton benchtop and splash back, and a Fisher & Paykel fridge & freezer, oven, dishwasher, and induction cooktop. The fridge/freezer and dishwasher will now be integrated – this design upgrade is great news as it means these appliances will be concealed behind cupboard doors, creating a seamless design, and adding value to your future homes.

Will there be an island bench in my kitchen?

Only a handful of 3-bedroom apartments come with an island bench (which will be fixed in-place), depending on the apartment type. If your apartment has one, it will be represented on your apartment floor plan, which can be found in either your Agreement for Lease or your Contract of Sale. At this stage, we will not be offering an island bench as an optional upgrade but we will let everyone know if this changes.

An example of a kitchen with a fixed island bench.
An example of a kitchen without an island bench.

What will my front door be made of?

Unlike the glazed front doors at 38 Albermarle St. Kensington, doors at 4 Ballarat St will be solid.

Will there be fixed welcome mats at the entrance?


How do I get a pet door?

Every apartment is built with provision for a pet door. There will be an email sent to all residents about pet door orders in early-2023. 

Where will the pet doors be installed?

These details are still be resolved but they will not be installed in a metal panel as seen at 38 Albermarle St. Kensington.

Will there be an outdoor tap on my balcony?


Can I install cat proof netting on my balcony?

We do not allow the installation of cat-proof netting on your balcony. This is because of the potential complications with installation of fixtures into heritage façades, the overall aesthetic impact to the building, as well as the guidelines stipulated in the Owners Corporation Rules within the Contract of Sale. Please consider alternatives to netting such as cat runs and consult with your building operations team before installing anything.

How will I heat and cool my apartment?

There will be double glazing throughout, reverse-cycle heating and cooling in the living area and master, as well as a ceiling fan in the master bedroom, curtains and/or blinds to windows and balcony doors (where applicable). A window to the breezeway side of the building will facilitate crossflow ventilation through to your balcony.

What kind of communal features will the building have?

  • Shared rooftop garden with a view of Melbourne’ skyline including a designated dog park, garden and planting space, and BBQ area
  • Communal clothesline
  • Communal laundry
  • Communal room
  • Multi-purpose workshop
  • Multi-functional hospitality offering (Assemble space)
  • Lending library
  • Parcel room
Multi-functional hospitality space on the ground floor.
Shared rooftop space.
Multi-purpose communal room.

Who was responsible for the planting at 38 Albermarle St?

Pop Plant – an interior and exterior plantscaping business, specialising in inner city spaces.


All images are artist impressions, may not be to scale and are intended as a guide only.