Rivière, Melbourne


While you might be forgiven for thinking that you are in country Victoria, surrounded by rural beauty, the inner city is also at your feet. Rivière is literally on the doorstop of all that people love about Melbourne. Richmond’s bustling Victoria Street and Victoria Gardens shopping centre are only a short walk away. The boutique fashion and food mecca of Bridge Road is just a minute further. The MCG is three train stops away. Flinders Street is four. The Melbourne Museum, Fitzroy Gardens, Carlton Gardens, and the renowned restaurant precincts of Brunswick Street and Lygon Street are all five minutes to the North. Federation Square is a ten minute bike ride on the beautiful Yarra city trail.

Welcome to Rivière, proving that it is still possible to experience luxurious yet affordable Melbourne living, right on the banks of the Yarra and a short commute to the CBD. This new riverfront community in the heart of inner Abbotsford (just 3.5.kilometres from the CBD) has five buildings of spacious new apartments in one or two bedroom configurations which are meticulously designed and beautifully finished. The architect (Bruce Henderson Architects), the developer (Marne Properties Pty Ltd) and the builder (L.U. Simon Builders Pty Ltd) together have years of experience developing and building residential properties in Melbourne, their success stems from a passion to achieve exceptional quality combined with excellent investment value.

Bedroom Design // Artist Impression
Living Room Design // Artist Impression

Step inside one of the Rivière’s signature apartments and immediately you’ll notice the spacious living area with its simple, elegant lines, integrated entertainment zone and floor to ceiling views. Every detail has been designed to achieve one thing: a living space that is as beautiful as it is functional.

Step outside and Rivière’s beautifully landscaped common area brings the surrounding bushland into the heart of this living riverfront community. Every element has been carefully designed to exist in harmony with the bushland beauty of this remarkable riverfront location. The result is a strikingly original inner city address and a destination in its own right that takes apartment living to the next level.

Living Room Design / / Artist Impression

But it’s not just about lifestyle. Rivière also enjoys unparalleled access to infrastructure networks. The Epworth and St Vincents hospitals, schools such as Rusden, Xavier, MLC, Scotch College, and RMIT, Swinburne and Melbourne Universities are all just a few kilometres away.

It is not surprising that this inner city haven has become a prime location for young professionals and young families.

The area has been targeted for major residential growth over the next decade, as the demand for quality apartment living continues to grow faster than the apartments are being built. As such, this development promises to return high yields as an investment in the short and long term.

Whether you are planning to live at Rivière or seeking an investment that assures financial security for years to come, take refuge in this cornerstone project that seeks to raise the bar, setting a new standard in quality Melbourne living.


This article was published in the August 2015 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!