Why families are snapping up apartments in McKinnon’s MCKN development

The south-east Melbourne project in the Glen Eira area has been a hit with families so far, as well as those planning to have kids, due to the size of each apartment.

Joel Robinson  |  Mar 19,2021  |  3 min read   

The longstanding Melbourne developer Dealcorp will soon be seeing buyers move in to MCKN, their boutique apartment development in McKinnon.

The south-east Melbourne project in the Glen Eira area has been a hit with families so far, as well as those planning to have kids, due to the size of each apartment and its proximity to McKinnon Secondary College, one of the state’s highest ranked schools.

There are just 41 apartments in the five-level Jasper Road complex, with around 70 per cent already snapped up before its August completion.

Urban has taken a look at why MCKN should be on a buyers shortlist.

The Developer

Dealcorp have been developing property since 1984 when the company was founded by executive chairman and industry veteran David Korbitz, who continues to run Dealcorp with a small agile team of management experts.

Dealcorp have completed over 60 successful projects including AURA on Flinders Street, their biggest project to date with 275 apartments, as well as the double UDIA award-winning Polaris 3083 in Bundoora.

The Architect

Award-winning architect RITZ&GHOUGASSIAN have designed the development.

The façade is a bold, textured surface of fluted concrete panels, which guide flourishing young shoots up the building’s exterior.

MCKN pays homage to the functional designs of the neighbouring architecture, fitting in with its surroundings but adding its own chapter to McKinnon’s evolving architectural story.

The Builder

Hamilton Marino Builders is one of Victoria’s most experienced and sought after multi-level apartment construction companies.

RITZ&GHOUGASSIAN is led by the founders Gilad Ritz and Jean-Paul Ghougassian, who started the company in 2015.

The building sits in landscaping by John Patrick Landscape Architects. John Patrick himself is a highly recognised landscape architect deeply involved in horticultural writing, radio and television programs with a focus on gardens, plants, and history. He was a popular presenter on ABC’s television series Gardening Australia from 2002–2017.

The Location

MCKN sits on the corner of Jaspers Road and McKinnon Road, directly between McKinnon Secondary College and the McKinnon Train Station. Commuting to the CBD takes just half an hour.

A cafe is located below the development, a convenience store sits opposite and Hotel McKinnon is located across the road.

McKinnon Secondary College, one of the state’s highest ranked schools, is just a five minute walk which is also drawcard for the family buyers.

The Apartments

The apartments have been designed to take in natural light with floor-to-ceilings windows, with light also shining in from the building’s central light column.

Indoor living flows to the outside area with glass doors opening onto a large balcony. The kitchen features natural stone surfaces and is fitted with Smeg appliances. The stone top island anchors the kitchen.

Buyers also have the ability to customise their interiors and floorplan when buying off the plan.

The Price

The two bedroom, two bathroom apartments start from $720,000 and three bedrooms start from $1.1 million.

Buyers can currently save up to $40,000 off selected apartments due to the government grants and other bonus’s to assist those enter the property market.