25 February 2019
Only a few historic apartments left at Heirloom by Match!
25 February 2019
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 ...
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.
25 February 2019
Only a few historic apartments left at Heirloom by Match!
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.
19 February 2019
An environment as visionary and leading-edge as Shoreline warrants living spaces that reflects ...
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
21 January 2019
Construction completion has been achieved at M/25 Apartments by Match, located in the prime ...
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.
17 November 2018
The latest Match apartment offering is designed to visually connect with its neighbouring ...
The latest Match apartment offering is designed to visually connect with its neighbouring terrace home architecture. It takes the unique terrace home design concept and lifts it to a new level, with penthouse apartments featuring two floors of luxury-living and uncompromising soaring ceiling heights.
M/31 Apartments by Match is located at Landcorp’s visionary Shoreline precinct in North Coogee. It incorporates a mix of one and two-bedroom boutique apartments opposite parkland and adjacent to the recently released and hugely successful M/31 Terrace Homes.
Managing director of Match parent company, M/Group, Mr Lloyd Clark said the three-site development aims to create a design cluster that interacts with the natural surrounds, connection to the ocean and extensive open space.
“These residences are all about architecture and pushing the envelope to create signature residences that maximise the location and space,” he said.
“The apartments are set within a quiet tree-lined street, with ground-floor apartments offering sheltered private courtyards. The design is led by the building’s beach-side location with large balconies to capture shade in summer and sun in winter. All materials and colours are inspired from the surrounding coastal environment.”
The building’s top-floor apartments stand out with a floating illusion from the exterior, with a pop of colour to create impact.
“Perhaps one of the most compelling aspects of M/31 Apartments is its location. It is extremely well-positioned just 500m from the beach within the Shoreline Precinct, which is just 4km from the centre of Fremantle and borders South Fremantle Estate,” Mr Clark continued.
“The Shoreline master-planned community integrates architectural diversity with parkland and will soon be home to shops and cafes, as well as a beach footbridge that is practically at the doorstep of M/31 Apartments and Terrace Homes.”
M/31 Apartments start from $335,000 for one-bedroom apartments and $475,000 for two-bedroom apartments.
For more information visit www.m31apartments.com.au or contact 0432 660 066.
1 October 2018
Construction completion has been achieved at Form by Match located in prestigious Port Coogee ...
Construction completion has been achieved at Form by Match located in prestigious Port Coogee Marina Estate. The interesting block formations designed to maximise natural light, views and orientation benefits give this apartment development a presence like no other in the area.
25 September 2018
M/24 Apartments in Leederville won the Master Builders Award for Best Multi-Unit Development ...
M/24 Apartments in Leederville won the Master Builders Award for Best Multi-Unit Development between $10-$20million. See it here on Home in WA where they speak to Jason Robertson from Master Builders WA and our very own Michael Read, Director of M/Construction behind the construction of the apartments.
(*Story and footage courtesy of CH7 Perth and HOME in WA!)
The completed restoration works by M/Group of the original S.E.C Building and former Western Power’s Energy Museum at the Fremantle Substation site in Parry Street, is another example of how M/Group has worked effectively with the City of Fremantle and State Heritage Council to support the integration of valuable heritage fabric into contemporary urban living.
The property, which sits adjacent to a boutique Match apartment development that overlooks parkland at its rear, has been released for sale under an Expression of Interest (EOI) campaign; opening the door for a range of potential uses.
Mr Lloyd Clark, Managing Director of M/Group, said the apartments on this site are already 35% sold, and the renewed heritage building will be on a separate green title. He said the opportunity to build a business on this site comes with inherent character and is surrounded by an established and new residential community.
“The planned apartment building, M/27 by Match, will be home to 40 boutique apartments and is due to commence construction in late 2018,” he said.
“The opportunity to take ownership of the building certainly opens the door for a ‘Bread in Common’ type food and beverage venue, although could as easily be adapted for boutique office space. The purpose of our work on this site is to, perhaps ironically, create new energy. It is a great opportunity for a potential proprietor in a great location.”
Match, which is part of M/Group, is the company behind the highly celebrated Heirloom by Match heritage renewal and is currently in the construction phase of the M/28 by Match boutique apartments in South Terrace.
The company prides itself on introducing design-focused apartment product that enhances the streetscape and activates living space in strategic locations.
The heritage works on the heritage building, undertaken by M/Group’s building division M/Construction, have included the restoration of existing brickwork, refurbishment of metal window frames and the restoration of existing large timber sliding doors.
The sale of the building is being managed by Knight Frank and more information can be obtained by contacting James Baker on 0418 912 007.
For more information on the limited number of parkside M/27 Apartments by Match, visit m27apartments.com or contact 0432 660 066.