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Majestic Living At Royal Como In Melbourne, Australia

27 March 2015

Majestic in design, luxurious in look and feel, Royal Como is a building befitting its name.  

The first Australian project by renowned international developer, C&L International Holdings, Royal Como is ideally located in the heart of South Yarra, at 663 Chapel Street, and epitomises elegance and sophistication in every aspect.

Poised on the doorstep of some of Melbourne‘s leading schools, designer shops, entertainment and sporting complexes, and public transport, Royal Como is only a 100 meter walk from South Yarra train station as well as two tram lines, facilitating easy access to Melbourne’s CBD (9 minutes by train) and leading universities.

Melbourne High School, Melbourne Grammar and Melbourne Girls Grammar are just some of the leading Melbourne school’s located a stone’s throw from the building.

Configured over 21 levels and consisting of 112 spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, as well as a stately 4-bedroom penthouse over an impressive 418 square meters*, Royal Como is a regal addition to the elegant surrounds of South Yarra.

The façade of the building will feature reflective silver glass combined with an angled motif, which advances across the façade surface. This provides the building with a sense of movement, inspired by the ripples and color of the water at dusk on the iconic Yarra River; the rustling wind and movement of the leaves along the tree-lined Alexandra Avenue and the Como House gardens. The reflections and interplay of light across the façade will enable the building form to be engaging and distinctive from all distances.

John Scaramuzzino, Corporate Director at Bruce Henderson Architects says:

“Royal Como represents a harmonious synthesis of architecture and interior design. Through the establishment of a singular and cohesive vision we have realized a design outcome which is consistent, compelling and of the highest standard.”

This sense of regality carries through to the interiors with spatial and apartment planning by Bruce Henderson Architects and designed by award-winning design studio, Nexus Designs.
Sonia Simpfendorfer, the Creative Director of Nexus Designs has created an intentionally minimal and serene palate, with one classic colour scheme highlighting shades of beige. The interiors are inspired by the sophistication and simplicity of an immaculate gallery space.

Lucy Marczyk, Interior Designer of Nexus Designs says:

“Our design aimed to create simple and sophisticated interiors with a strong sense of place. Royal Como captures the essence of the modern Australian lifestyle. We wanted to celebrate Australian design though unique and inimitable colour schemes, materials, fittings and design. The apartments have an art-gallery feel to highlight and showcase the inhabitant’s precious and cherished art collections & objects. This is expressed in gallery style track lighting in the ceiling, which has great flexibility to up-light, down-light and spot light.”

Engineered timber flooring and wool carpets feature in the apartments along with exclusive baths, basins and tapware from the internationally renowned, Australian design legend Marc Newson, for Caroma.

Echo He, Director of C&L International Holdings, says:

“One of our aims for the project was to create a sense of place for Australian design, like that of New York and Europe. We were also very keen to support Australian designers, brands and suppliers.”

To facilitate ease of lifestyle Royal Como residents will also have privileged access to an exclusive residents’ pool, open lounge, dining space and state-of-the-art gymnasium with unobstructed views of the city to the north and Chapel Street to the south.

Linda Chern, Director of International Project Marketing, Knight Frank Singapore, says:

“With the monthly rent for South Yarra units up 18% and capital and growth up 20.23% over the last 5 years, versus 15.22% for Melbourne metropolitan areas, Royal Como promises to be an exceedingly attractive proposition not only for owner occupiers looking for luxury and ease of lifestyle, but also for savvy investors looking for strong returns, as the average yield for South Yarra apartments is 4.37%.”

*Penthouse is 326sqm internal and 92sqm external

For further information, please contact:
Linda Chern, Director, International Project Marketing, +65 6228 7314