The Bowery is a boutique collection of 25 apartments featuring studios, one and two bedroom and two bedroom plus-study apartments. Uniquely, most offer a double-storey layout accommodating a private bedroom level above open-plan living areas which flow onto generous terraces or courtyards. Showcasing striking architecture and interior design, they are perfectly planned and impeccably appointed with the finest quality features and finishes. Most have coveted security parking and lift access.
Conceived by The Architecture Company, an innovative local firm specialising in boutique and luxury developments, the building’s design is steeped in the Alexandria area’s rich history. Dark face brickwork is offset by dark and off-white rendered exterior blades as well as black-framed windows and doors, creating a rhythmic interplay of finishes and forms. Metal-clad upper levels complete the façade’s modern industrial aesthetic.
The Bowery is immersed in one of Sydney’s most dynamic, rapidly transforming urban precincts. Alexandria’s reinvention from industrial city fringe suburb to a hub of creativity, cuisine and culture is in full swing.
Taking cues from the urban revival in great cities such as New York, The Bowery showcases inspired boutique apartments which reference the past while looking firmly to the future. Applauded interior architects Allen Jack+Cottier’s vision has been brought to life with the creation of these up-market sanctuaries which redefine urban living.
The Bowery’s crowning glory is its beautifully landscaped rooftop, capturing glorious green views down this serene tree-lined street. Shaded by a pergola, it presents the perfect space for relaxing or working in the community garden.
Playing with the heritage nature of the area, AJ+C have carefully curated a palette of distinctive materials. Floors are finished in bold polished concrete and plywood is used throughout. Full-height glazing and glass louvres enhance the sense of space and light. Residents are offered a choice of two sophisticated colour schemes in paler and darker tones, influencing accents throughout the kitchens and bathrooms.
Kitchens are anything but ordinary. Unique plywood joinery in a choice of two colour-ways – birch or black – is complemented by hardwearing engineered stone benchtops in a concrete effect, in keeping with the flooring.
Bathrooms are sleek, elegant and beautifully conceived. Stone is used to complement the soft neutral concrete-look floor tiles. Plywood accents have been introduced to carry the theme through.
Everywhere you look in Alexandria an old warehouse has been given a new lease on life as an inventive eatery, dramatic event space or designer furniture store. Gourmet food precincts such as The Grounds of Alexandria and Saporium at The Cannery have created lively hubs of activity, dotted among the area’s beloved antique stores and rag trade headquarters. Once complete, the nearby $8b Green Square Town Centre will transform Sydney’s oldest industrial heartland into a thriving, sustainable community and commercial centre.
Ralph Street and the surrounding streets are being rezoned and redeveloped, creating a high-growth residential corridor lined with imaginative buildings. Conveniently, The Bowery is just a brief walk to local cafés, supermarkets, CBD buses and Green Square Station, taking you to the airport or city in just minutes. The vibrant urban villages and nightlife culture of Erskineville, Newtown, Redfern and Surry Hills are all within a brief drive, as are Sydney University and UTS.
A beloved local institution with a line regularly extending out of its ornate gates, The Grounds of Alexandria is one of the area’s finest examples of reclaimed industrial space. Formerly a pie factory, its romantic grounds now encompass a variety of dining, café and function spaces, a patisserie, espresso stations, charming food and produce stalls and often a petting zoo, home to the resident pig Kevin Bacon.
A colossal 44 hectares of public parkland, Sydney Park is one of inner-Sydney’s largest recreational spaces, with its distinctive rolling hills commanding 360 degree urban views. A wonderful local resource, the park plays host to a children’s playground and bike track, wetlands, the Alan Davidson Oval, sculptures and a heritage area featuring the iconic remains of the smokestacks from the site’s former Austral brickworks.
VDM is a property development group with a strong presence in the Australian property market. The VDM team has more than 20 years of development experience and a solid reputation for producing high calibre living environments and multi-residential developments. This is underscored by their desire to offer premium living spaces and a rich client experience. Working with an experienced team of industry professionals, VDM is committed to creating enduring assets for buyers, investors and owner occupiers alike.
Allen Jack+Cottier is a leading Australian architectural firm covering the full spectrum of architectural and professional services. They deliver award-winning architectural, urban, interior, heritage and graphic design. AJ+C believes interior design is fundamental to creating a sense of place. Their interior designers work closely and collaboratively with the architects throughout the design process, exploring concepts and opportunities to achieve the best solution for the client.
VDM Ralph Pty Ltd for The Bowery, 17 Ralph St Alexandria. Floor plans, architectural images, photographs, finishes and artists’ impressions depicting interiors and exteriors are intended as a guide only and are not a warranty, offer or contract. Any such material and/or information is not intended as legal, financial or real estate advice and must not be relied on as such. You should make your own enquiries and obtain independent professional advice tailored to your specific circumstances prior to making any legal, financial or real estate decisions. Changes may be made during the development and dimensions, specifications and fittings may be changed without any prior notice.