March 1, 2021

Six luxury developments around Applecross every Australian downsizer should know

According to the latest report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, more than half of Australians over the age of 55 are open to downsizing. This finding is based on a survey of 2,400 Australian households. 

With approximately 6.5 million Australians aged 55 or older living in 4.3 million households, this suggests that downsizing could be relevant to roughly 2.5 million households. 

Whilst a large number of mature Australians have embraced the concept of downsizing, there are hindrances to this pursuit, with the lack of housing that matches their needs and preferences as number one. 

In the last few years, Perth property developers have set the benchmark for luxury apartment living. Ultra-spacious residences with bespoke interiors and world-class facilities are particularly mushrooming across Applecross. With majestic views of the Swan River and the legendary Perth city skyline, I don’t wonder why. 

If you are looking to downsize in an elegant address without compromising quality, below is a list of luxury developments around Applecross that I personally recommend. 

I would be happy to further discuss these options with you. Get in touch with me today to start a confidential chat.

Forbes Residences

“Unconstrained thinking challenges design ideologies. Bold, creative and considered, it defies limitations.”

  • Location: 10 – 14 Forbes Road, Applecross, WA, 6153
  • Key Facilities: Expansive views of the Swan River and the Perth city skyline, swimming pool, gym, sky gardens, lounge, kitchen and dining areas, and an outdoor BBQ area 
  • Developer: Mustera Property Group 
  • Architects: WOHA and MJA Studio 
  • Price Point: From $1.6M 



“An award-winning landmark, and Perth’s first 5 star green star residential building.”

  • Location: 63 Kishorn Road Mount Pleasant, WA 
  • Key features: Picturesque river and city views, a heated swimming pool, resident’s cocktail bar, outdoor gardens, poolside cabana, BBQ area, and cinema 
  • Developer: Stirling Capital 
  • Architect: MJA Studio
  • Price point: From $799K 


Rivière Residences

“Elegant and opulent, yet practical, Rivière Residences is the most premium collection of waterfront homes Perth has ever seen.”

  • Location: 55-61 Canning Beach Road, Applecross 
  • Key Facilities: Sweeping views across the Swan River to Perth City, Kings Park, and the Darling Scarp, 25m infinity-edge cantilevered pool, on-site café, and whiskey den
  • Developer: Edge Visionary Living 
  • Architect: Hillam Architects 
  • Price Point: From $550K 



“House-sized residences, where every space is meticulously crafted with a sense of purpose to bring everyday luxury into your daily life.”

  • Location: 3-5 Wren Street, Mount Pleasant
  • Key Facilities: Opulent lobby, nature-inspired wellness centre, rooftop garden, and meditative oasis-like reflection pond
  • Developer: DevelopWise
  • Architect: MJA Studio 
  • Price Point: From $450K



“One of Perth’s most desirable waterside locales.”

  • Location: 908 Canning Highway, Applecross, WA 6153
  • Key Facilities: 25m heated swimming pool, private dining room, gymnasium, and theatrette
  • Developer: Finbar Group
  • Architect: SS Chang Architect
  • Price Point: From $420K


The Grove Residences

“A place where urban living seamlessly blends with nature’s tranquillity. Boutique buildings hug lush landscaped gardens and elegant interior design meets bespoke architecture.”

  • Location: Located on the borders of Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe & Claremont at 1 Airlie Street, Claremont
  • Key Facilities: Panoramic river views over Peppermint Grove and ocean views over Cottesloe, Morrocan-inspired thermal bathhouse, yoga, and meditation studio with an overlooking Japanese-inspired zen garden, 30M heated lap pool, and a private rooftop bar
  • Developer: Blackburne 
  • Architect: MJA Studio
  • Price point: From $530K