An elegant landmark on Melbourne’s grandest street
17 Spring Street
17 Spring Street represents the continued successful collaboration between Cbus Property and Bates Smart, to deliver another curated, premium residential tower in the Melbourne CBD.
The collection of boutique apartments and exceptional amenity of 17 Spring places it at the forefront of luxury living, instilling a new level of exclusivity and prestige for residents.
Occupying a 1,300sqm footprint, the site maintains several street frontages at Spring Street and Throssell lanes. The broadest expanse faces east towards Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens, guaranteeing a lifetime of uninterrupted parkland views.
The 33-storey tower is contextually responsive to the surrounding buildings, while becoming a distinguished landmark on Melbourne’s grandest street. Its elegant stature is expressed as two vertical forms, providing depth and substance with a balanced harmony. The building’s off-white masonry façade panels create a framed gridded appearance that steps back as the building ascends.
The podium of 17 Spring Street features a series of transitional heights and a distinct finer grained welcoming treatment. Entry is deliberately grand, defined by monolithic stone portals and fine metalwork. The ceremonial-like arrival is enhanced by a porte-cochère experience unique to the Melbourne city grid. The stature and personality of the cosmic black marble columns make a monumental statement, while the patterned metalwork of the pressed bronze canopy ceiling adds visual warmth, lustre and materiality complimented by the carefully crafted and uplit sculptural window frames.
Inside, a series of impressive portal frames lined with exquisite marble present a formal invitation into an environment where residents and guests experience serene spaces featuring carefully curated sculpture, decorative objet d’art, contemporary chandeliers and antique hanging tapestries complimented by the finest of bespoke and imported furniture pieces. Refined detailing is displayed throughout the interior and exterior spaces; bespoke tapware, hand crafted door hardware and custom monogramed signage completes the tableau.
The residential building encompasses 73 meticulously appointed two-bedroom, three-bedroom, half-floor and whole-floor apartments. Light-filled apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows and large balconies provide generous natural outdoor extensions to dining and living areas, while providing crossflow ventilation.
A choice of schemes and finishes with materials including natural stone, timber parquet flooring and textured carpets achieve a sense of richness and layering with a carefully considered minimal palette.
Facilities are akin to luxury hotels with exclusive amenities located on level 2 including an extraordinary 25-metre lap pool and gymnasium overlooking Spring Street and the gardens. On level 3, a residents lounge, private dining room, and wine cellar with tasting room opens to a landscaped terrace and barbecue facility for outdoor entertainment completing this residential sanctuary.
Melbourne | Wurundjeri and Bunurong Country, Australia
Tom Roe, Sean Fennessy