WELCOME TO A WORLD OF INSPIRED LIVING

With construction of Montague Markets & Residences nearing completion, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to West End’s vibrant new epicentre very soon.

Montague Markets is a unique shopping, dining and residential destination offering unparalleled amenity. Stage One is on track to open this Spring.

Experience Montague Markets and rediscover the Riverside Precinct – Let us help you discover an exciting new way of living.

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UNWRAPPING WEST END’S NEW LIFESTYLE HUB

We’re unwrapping our vision for West End’s new lifestyle precinct! The scaffolds have come down from Montague Markets & Residences as we steam towards the official opening in September.

No longer cocooned by a layer of steel, the stunning new landmark’s classic, sweeping lines and panoramic views over the entire city skyline are now revealed.

A showcase of boutique inner-city living, we’re thrilled to be nearing completion of the first stage. It will incorporate 90 luxurious one, two and the-bedroom apartments, along with alfresco dining, a vibrant landscaped public plaza, a full-line Woolworths supermarket and an array of specialty retailers and restaurants.

With continuing outstanding buyer demand, the latest milestone is another step towards what is set to become the jewel in Pradella’s $1 billion Riverside West End community.

Work is now in full swing on the interior fit-out and it won’t be long before lush sub-tropical landscaping transforms the surroundings as part of 2,000-plus square metres of private recreation space including a rooftop skygarden.

To get a closer look and experience the premium lifestyle on offer, make an appointment to visit our three brand new, fully furnished display apartments.

To find out more about Montague Markets & Residences, drop by the Discovery Centre at 321 Montague Road, West End, Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Private appointments are also available for your convenience. Click here or call 1300 202 888.

OLD WORLD CHARM ALWAYS IN STYLE

Old world charm will reign when Bou’s for Men – one of the pioneers of Brisbane’s burgeoning barber shop revival – opens its doors at Montague Markets & Residences this spring.

Bou’s for Men is among the new speciality shops counting down to the launch of the retail component of our exciting first stage, which will also incorporate a  full-line 3,400sqm Woolworths supermarket.

“I can’t wait,’’ said Bou’s for Men director Simon Bou-Samra, pictured. “I intend to make it one of our flagship salons.’’

With 10 salons in Brisbane and Toowoomba – and two more on the way including Montague Markets – Bou’s were one of the first to herald a reimagining of the traditional barber shop when they opened premises in Adelaide Street, the City, in 2006.

Although venturing into a barber shop can be akin to discovering a world of yesteryear, the service has struck a chord with modern men of all ages from their twenties through to the fifties and beyond.

Barber shops are becoming the new ‘’day spas’’ for men, said Mr Bou-Samra. “Here they can spoil themselves when it comes to grooming.’’

They come not only for the quality haircuts but the laid back atmosphere replete with soft rock melodies and gentle banter.

Wet shave treatments and cut-throat razor lather shaves are also on offer. Indeed, receiving a clean shave with a straight blade administered by a skilled craftsman is something of a prized experience.

“When the disposable razor was invented, it spelt the demise of many traditional barber shops,’’ Mr Bou-Samra said.

“In recent years, however, we have seen their rejuvenation, and it seems Brisbane is a leader in the industry.

“The straight blade shave is an integral part of the experience. Here, it’s the full shave with a hot towel service.’’

With shops in a range of locations including Portside Wharf, and Creek and George Streets, city executives seeking to look their best as well as receive an ample amount of old-fashioned service  make up a large proportion of customers at Bou’s.

With a youthful outlook and edgy style, Mr Bou-Samra – a professionally trained barber – is looking to introduce a lighter ambience to the Montague Markets salon.

Describing the style of the fitout as mid-century modern, Mr Bou-Samra said it would be a departure from traditional designs, and  relatively roomy with timber floors and four chairs.

“I see Montague Markets as a good fit for our business, and in the heart of a gentrified area by the waterside, which is traditionally great for service industries,’’ he said.

To find out more about Montague Markets & Residences, drop by the Discovery Centre at 321 Montague Road, West End, Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm.

Private appointments are also available for your convenience. Click here or call 1300 202 888.

FIVE SIMPLE STYLING TIPS FOR APARTMENT LIVING

By following a few simple rules, you can showcase your beautiful new home at Montague Markets to its full advantage. We speak to the experts at interior designers Noble House, the stylists behind one of our amazing new display apartments.

Noble House interior designer Kayla Qualischefski says while there’s some science to maximising the mood and visual appeal of any residential space, her best advice is to take it slowly.

“The main thing is to realise you don’t have to go out and buy everything at once. Install your biggest pieces of furniture, such as the sofas and the beds, and layer up from there.

“Colour is a very personal choice. People with big personalities tend to go for brighter, louder colours but no matter what your preferences, it’s always a little easier when you have a basic knowledge of the rules of design.’’

By the numbers: The classic 60-30-10 decor rule is extremely useful when designing a room. It contends that 60 per cent of a room should be a dominant colour, 30 per cent should be the secondary colour and 10 per cent should be accent colour.

You can simplify your colour conundrums for instance by choosing a neutral colour as a base for your your big ticket items, such as a bed.

Linen colours, greys and walnut timber are timeless choices here, making up 60 per cent of the colour. Add quilts, coverings and throw rugs in proportions of 30 and 10.

In the apartment styled by Noble House, the neutral linen base is the main colour, complemented by navy blue as the secondary shade.

Navy is said to impart a calming effect, so it’s a perfect choice for your inner-city retreat. It never goes out of style and matches well with just about any hue.

In this case, a fashionable shade of mustard provides a lively counterpoint to the navy, while a smattering of brass-coloured objects provide further visual interest.

While you can theme each room, it is a good idea to ensure that a common thread of base colour runs through all spaces.

Become a storyteller: Designers love to employ vignettes, or small groupings of objects that tell a story, so that people can invisage themselves living in a space. For instance, a kitchen might feature a recipe book, a bowl of fruit, wine glasses and such.

Typically, the objects are of different sizes and arranged in a basic pyramid shape instead of being thrown together at random.

Arrange objects in odd numbers – threes, fives and so on. Objects put together in odd numbers are more visually appealing than even-numbered groupings.

It’s a more conscious way of arranging your keepsakes and it can be a lot of fun experimenting with what works and what doesn’t.

Like anything in design, the seemingly effortless approach belies the amount of thought that goes into it.

Scale and proportion: When styling an apartment, you will need to pay particular attention to the proportions of your furniture to the spaces as well as to each other. Again the 60-30-10 rule applies.

To ensure ease of navigation throughout the rooms, remember to measure all pieces before you purchase them. Make sure your main items, such as the dining table, occupy roughly 60 per cent of the allotted space for furniture.

Psychology of colour: It’s no secret that colour creates mood.

A bright red couch may well “pop’’ in a space large enough to carry it off. However, remember that red can be quite a ‘’draining’’ colour and you may tire of it relatively quickly.

If you want bursts of colour, you could consider artworks, cushions and rugs.

How long will it last? Although professional designers pay close attention to the longevity of individual items of furniture, homeowners are also becoming increasingly aware of product quality.

Ms  Qualischefski says residential clients, particularly those with children and pets, are increasingly enquiring about the Martindale rating of furniture. The rating is a measure of the durability of upholstery, and in essence how well the fabric withstands constant rubbing.

The best design is where form and function intersect. Glass-covered coffee tables, for instance, not only look smart but the glass prevents coffee mug rings on the timber it covers.

A touch of greenery: With high-end artificial plants virtually indistinguishable from  the real thing, why not add a touch of greenery to your apartment?

It’s definitely on trend and nothing says “lush’’ like cascading foliage in apartments.  And for those without a green thumb, it’s a perfect solution.

BE AMONG THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE A NEW LIFESTYLE

Be among the first to experience how Montague Markets is setting a new benchmark for inner-city living. Three  brand new display apartments tastefully furnished by Coco Republic and Noble House are now open.With seamless indoor and outdoor living areas, spacious entertainer kitchens and premium finishes along with access to an exceptional range of exclusive resort-style facilities, apartment living has never looked so good.A showcase of world class design, our first completed apartments are styled in contemporary, classic hues and textures specially created to appeal to all tastes.

They represent the latest milestone for Montague Markets amid strong apartment sales in the countdown to the official opening in spring 2020.

Buyers have already snapped up more than 65 per cent of apartments in our exciting first stage  featuring 90 luxurious one, two and three-bedroom homes, as well as alfresco dining, a vibrant landscaped public plaza, a full-line 3,400sqm Woolworths supermarket, a BWS and around 15 specialty retailers.

According to Noble House interior designer Kayla Qualischefski, our apartments not only incorporate functional living spaces but can be easily styled to show off the vibrant, urban ambience of West End’s riverfront region.

Neutral-coloured furnishings paired with fashionable walnut timber and navy blue complemented accents of mustard and brass in the apartment her team styled.

“The contemporary luxe styling is a classic look for an apartment, with the navy blue in particular used to effect a calming mood which instantly makes people feel at home,’’ Ms Qualischefski said.

“The generous proportions of the Montague Markets apartments and their balconies allowed us to create functional living spaces as well as showcase the inner-city vibe.’’

With the countdown on to the completion of construction, now is the time to get in quickly and see for yourself how this inspiring project will become the West End Peninsula’s new lifestyle hub.

Visit www.montaguemarkets.com.au, or call 1300 202 888 to book your private inspection of our display apartments today.

DROP BY FOR A SALES CONSULTATION

We’re open again for walk-in sales consultations at the Montague Markets & Residences Discovery Centre. And what’s more, you can be among the first to exclusively experience our brand new display apartments showcasing Pradella’s outstanding quality.

The easing of restrictions to the opening arrangements of the Montague Markets Discovery Centre at 321 Montague Road, West End, is in line with the latest advice from public health authorities.

You can drop by the centre Wednesday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, with private appointments also available for your convenience.

In addition, through appointment only, you will have an exclusive opportunity to touch and experience up close the quality of fittings and finishes and design of our exciting new display apartments.

Enquire now to secure your place in a unique lifestyle precinct. Click here or call 1300 202 888.

We do ask that the usual rules of social distancing are observed.

Please do not visit the centre or arrange an inspection if:

  • You or a member of your household has travelled overseas in the past 14 days,
  • You have been in contact with a person either suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19,
  • You have been experiencing any flu-like symptoms.