Artist Impression, Kitchen/Living

The Details

Come home to superb interiors conceived by renowned sustainable design innovators, Breathe Architecture.

Taking their cue from Ola’s architectural envelope, The Rochester is imbued with an industrial aesthetic, bold and textured, with fresh open air circulation. Flexible open concept plans maximise living space, ease flow of movement and provide a sense of connection to the outdoors.

Large windows provide great views and plenty of light to the interiors and every residence opens onto light-filled terraces. Exposed concrete slab ceilings in the living areas allow greater height and a sense of the building structure. Lower plasterboard ceilings in the bedrooms and bathrooms invite you into more intimate spaces. Chevron parquetry timber floors throughout kitchen and living areas combine with carefully considered details, finished to perfection.

Relax in exquisite interiors, where thorough, sustainable sourcing of natural, hard-wearing materials delivers outstanding quality that will stand the test of time.

The Rochester - Kitchen Detail

Materials are robust and natural, chosen to represent quality, age well and tell a story over time. Raw brass tapware, natural Carrara marble benchtops in both kitchens and bathrooms, Terrazzo tiles, hardwood timber, and off form concrete soffits offer patina and variation that adds richness and depth to surfaces.

Artist Impression, Kitchen Detail

Reflecting beauty in raw, natural and honest materials, The Rochester’s interiors are strong, bold and textured, in reference to the humble, industrious nature of the neighbourhood. Natural light and lush vegetation allows ventilation to flood through each lobby, creating a link to nature.

JEREMY MCLEOD - Director, Breathe Architecture

Jeremy McLeod - Director, Breathe Architecture

Sustainability is built into the Rochester from the ground up, from rooftop solar array to the choice of skirting board paint. It is definitive in both aesthetic and feel.

All materials are thoroughly considered and ethically sourced, all no or low volatile organic compounds to protect indoor air quality. Timber is FSC certified, and Australian where possible. Brass tapware has been sourced locally and chosen to age well over time.

Building systems contribute significantly to the excellent NatHERS energy rating, with photovoltaic panels on the roof and hydronic heating to all homes providing sumptuous winter warmth and direct hot water. Air conditioning is available as an option but the building is designed to be thermally comfortable year round. LED lighting and induction cooktops minimise dependency on fossil fuels.

Designed as an attractive, visible feature in the lobby, extensive bike parking (easily accessed at ground level) encourages reduced car use. Car lifts minimise basement space required for circulation and maximise space for parking and storage. Car spaces come embedded with technology to allow for electric charging stations, offering flexibility for the future.

The Rochester - Bathroom Detail

Stunning finishes extend throughout, with Terrazzo, deep-stained hardwood timbers, raw brass, Carrara marble, and finely considered details combining to form layered spaces that celebrate artistry and distinction.

Artist Impression, Carrara Marble Benchtop


The information and images contained on this website are intended as a general introduction to The Rochester Fitzroy and do not form an offer, guarantee or contract. Please note that whilst reasonable care is taken to ensure that the contents of this website are correct, this information is to be used as a guide only. The computer generated images of apartments are indicative only. This material was prepared prior to the completion of design and construction of the building featured. The developer reserves the right to amend the finish and selections that constitute the external and internal fabric of the development due to unforeseen building constraints and product availability. Purchasers must rely on their own enquiries and the contract for sale. Published October 2017.