Design Inspired by Nature

Location is key when choosing a new place to call home, and there is no better place than Essendon. The Moonee Valley City Council is by far one of the best in Melbourne, they are innovative and consistently looking to develop a community environment for its residences.

Sturt St Parque was built with this in mind, we wanted to develop a design led  apartment style residence that was inspired by the park lands. Essendon is well known for their many park lands and hidden nature reserves, so we nestled ourselves amongst one of the finer ones, Allison Reserve.

Sturt St Parque was designed to fuse a luxury lifestyle with elegantly designed residences, inspiring connection within the established and vibrant community of Essendon, while creating moments of luxury in the privacy one’s home.

In partnership, Evergrande and Artisan shared a vision to carve out a space in perfect harmony with its surrounds. The architecture pays direct homage to its parkside adjacency, with privacy screening blending into the landscaping. A nod  to nature, the perforated cortan steel-look screens are a stand out architectural feature.

As John Hair, Director of Artisan states, his “design approach is heavily informed by the resident’s experience within the spaces we create. We prioritise the quality and functionality of the living spaces, maximising the amenity and delivering them to the highest standard.

From first glance of Sturt St Parque, you will see series of laser-cut perforated metal translucent trees form eye-catching screens across the building’s façade.

Impeccably crafted, the clean designed kitchens feature natural stone benchtops and bespoke joinery. Ultimate attention to detail is showcased through integrated Miele appliances and pull-out pantries.

To bring forth further luxury, we offered our island benches with an upgrade option of brushed nickel tapware which orientates the kitchen to the living areas, ideal for entertaining whilst preparing a meal for family or friends.

We created a boutique lifestyle to emphasise the community style living. With over 70% of the apartments sold, we feel that the Essendon community loves the residences as much as we do.


Essendon has long been known as the ‘Jewel of the North’. Lush park lands, close to the airport, many local villages to explore, shoppers delight and a foodie  haven. There are so many reasons to explore Essendon and surrounds, that there  really is no reason to ever leave.

There are many park lands in the local area of Essendon, the hardest part is choosing the one to explore. Rated as one of the top 20 parks in Melbourne, Queens Park truly is one of Melbourne nature play grounds. Perfect place to bring the family for an afternoon picnic or afternoon stroll through the lush greenery. Another hidden gem is Allison Reserve, our Sturt St residence is nestled amongst the lush greenery. Allison Reserve is the perfect place to settle in for a Saturday afternoon; with barbeque areas, sporting events and a playground for the little ones.

Being a part of the Moonee Valley City community, means that there are so many activities in the local villages on the skirts of Essendon. Catch a movie at the Clocktower, check out the latest exhibitions at the Incinerator Gallery or go ice-skating in the heart of the Puckle St precinct. From street festivals to winter wonderlands, there is always something to do in the area.

Whatever you need, you will never have to travel far. With over 500 specialty fashion, homewares and lifestyle stores, Highpoint could be one of the best shopping malls in the district. We all love a bargain, DFO Essendon Fields is a great place to go for a mid-week explore. Or for the upscale local boutique  purchase, Puckle St and Rose St will definitely have you covered for all needs.

The options are really endless for entertaining, plethora of cafes and restaurants nearby mean you can step out for a delectable brunch at Ten One Ate, succulent seafood at 400 Gradi or amazing coffee at the bustling St Rose Café.

Probably one of the most underrated parts of living in Essendon is the close proximity to the airport. As fabulous as our local community is, we all need a holiday from time to time. Travelling can be quite stressful, packing your bags,  making sure you didn’t forget anything, making sure the flights are booked, accommodation is perfect. The joy of living so close to the airport is it’s one less thing to worry about. A quick 15-minutedrive down the freeway, park your car and you can relax and unwind in the beautiful terminals of Tullamarine.

We have named a few of the main reasons to downsize in Essendon, however there are so many more to explore for yourself. Whether you are local, living in Melbourne or even in regional Victoria, we highly recommend coming to explore for yourself.

The new vision for Moonee Valley

There has never been a more exciting time to live in Essendon and be part of history. With the recently unveiled plans of The Valley’s redevelopment, this community is going to be a hive of activity, change and excitement.

The scale and ambition of this project is unparalleled. The Valley of Tomorrow will respect the great heritage of Essendon whilst creating a wonderful new environment for all to enjoy.

The Valley precinct redevelopment is the result of nearly a decade of meticulous planning by Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) in consultation with the community, State Government of Victoria, Moonee Valley City Council, Racing Victoria, the Victorian racing industry and MVRC members.

The Moonee Valley Racecourse is under development with the shortening of the track to 1702m and the iconic homestraight will be extended from 173m to 317m. The redevelopment also gives the club the option to stage 35 meetings a year with the capacity for an increased number of starters in each race. Even more thrilling is the construction of a new world class, multi-function Grandstand on Wilson Street which will rival any sporting arena in Australia. The races is an opportunity to get together with family and friends, or even just to enjoy oneself for an evening submerged in laughter and sportsmanship.

However, this project goes much further than that just of the racecourse. There will be the creation of public art spaces, community facilities and a brand new 3000 square metre park created. In conjunction with this is the development of a cinema where you can relax and enjoy an evening at the movies.

The essence of the redevelopment really is underpinned by that of the community. After all, your home is not just your dwelling, but the area in which you reside. It is your community. It is where you belong. Our interests, motivation, health and happiness are inextricably tied to the feeling that we belong to a greater community that may share common interests and aspirations.

The Vision for The Valley will create a vibrant new lifestyle, sporting, residential and destination precinct that will deliver a wealth of community benefits for generations to come. Be a part of it.