Sitting on the corner of High Street Road and Hammence Street, this three storey boutique development on the boundary of the Glen Waverley Activity Centre hosts six unique two bedroom apartments ranging from 58m² up to 120m² carefully designed as homes for young families, professional couples and down-sizers. There is a large open front yard with native landscaping and a frog pond along with an 85m² communal roof garden complete with a decked arbour, pizza oven, trees, grass to play on and uninterrupted views of the Dandenong mountain range. On site parking for residents is available in basement car parking, which also has fold up bicycle racks and additional storage space for each unit. All bedrooms and living spaces are located on the facade to provide access to natural lighting and ventilation and interiors will be given a tasteful modern rustic finish with quality, ethically sourced joinery. These apartments will be real homes, well designed to provide low energy costs whilst providing for a sense of community.
The building will be aiming for an 8 star natHERS energy rating and a (self rated) 7 green stars to be achieved through the innovative use of materials, technologies and design. Such a high rating required passive solar design, insulation and thermal mass in the form of products that had low embodied energy where possible, Some of these invisible upgrades include subfoil on basement slabs, double glazing with airfill uPVC framing, green energy bricks, timbercrete, magnesium board and wall insulation with 0 ozone depleting potential. The Hill will also feature a solar hot water system and a12kWH battery ready solar PV array to subsidise energy usage of common property reducing owners corporation fees! Rainwater will be harvested from the roof top, partially leading to downpipes that feed into raingardens on resident balconies and the front garden, the balance of water gets filtered through soil and reused for irrigation and flushing toilets helping mitigate damage to our waterways during storms and heavy rainfall.
Philosopher's Hill is opposite the Glen Waverley Primary School just before the intersection of Springvale road and High Street Road, which provides access to an incredible diversity of services within easy walking distance. The area is known for its excellent learning opportunities, with Glen Waverley Secondary School Zone just 500m away, Wesley private P-12 just up the road. A bus stop 15m from the front door can take you to Monash University or Holmesglen TAFE in 10 minutes, whilst there is a public transport hub surrounding the Glen Waverley Railway station 700m away for CBD access and a bus interchange for those going east or west. There's a range of health care professionals and quality childcare options within a few km, not to mention the shopping centre a 5 minute walk away. Within 5km there are parks, netball centres, swimming pools, meeting halls, dance classes, martial arts, community gardens, tutoring, and sports clubs. For those driving, High Street Road goes directly to the city, whilst the Eastern and Monash Fwy is a short 5-10min drive away.