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‘It’s a lovely little pocket’: Why we bought an apartment at The Eighth

Trading in their city pad for a new South Melbourne address, Mike and Emma Ashcroft won’t be sad to see the back of CBD traffic.Trading in their city pad for a new South Melbourne address, Mike and Emma Ashcroft won’t be sad to see the back of CBD traffic.

We’ve come to enjoy a lot of aspects of apartment living already, so having access to a concierge who can pick up your post, all your deliveries, get your shirts dry cleaned – these little extra conveniences make a big difference,” Mike says.

Each of the 36 two, three and four bedroom apartments at The Eighth has a dual aspect of its surrounds. And with views taking in the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip Bay and the city, residents won’t be disappointed.

Tim Whitefield, a former architect and now co-founder of Taglin Gin company, is trading in his seven–acre property for a two–bedroom, quarter floor residence at The Eighth.

He and his wife had a long list of features they were searching for in a new property. One of them was private lift access to each apartment.

“We didn’t want a hotel–type corridor that leads to anything from five to 10 apartments because it’s such an unwelcoming arrival.

“The private lift access at this development provides an incredible level of extra security, which is important,” he explains.