Innovative apartments in the heart of Hawthorn’s cultural precinct.

Brought to life by acclaimed architects Ascui & Co. Architects, Arcade resides in Hawthorn’s most vibrant location, mere steps from the enviable retail, dining and entertainment offerings of Glenferrie Road.

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393 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

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Residing in Hawthorn’s most vibrant pocket, Arcade is a collection of innovative apartments envisioned by Ascui & Co. Architects. An exemplar of modern design, here, an engaging facade provides the ultimate frontage to considered interior spaces and spacious outdoor sanctuaries. Mere steps from an iconic cultural hub, Glenferrie Road, along with some of Melbourne’s most idyllic open spaces, Arcade affords its residents with a life of fulfilment and convenience – each and every day.


Rather than competing with Hawthorn’s historic brick buildings, Arcade offers a considered and sympathetic contrast. Wrapped completely in reflective glazing, the articulated facade is buoyant and dynamic – it engages with onlookers, changing visually with the weather or position of the sun. The twisting and folding of the form creates an enticing shadow play, one that is experienced within the apartments as well as from the street.

Providing definition, the glazing is offset by a dark textured concrete material and black framing. A three-tiered design creates a setback from the street, ensuring the building is striking, yet ultimately unimposing.

“Sitting on the highest part of Burwood Road, Arcade offers a building that sparkles and moves rather than remaining static. It will be the tallest of its kind in the area, and with its reflective surface, will become sort of like a beacon.”

Director, Ascui & Co. Architects

“With its reflective facade treatment, Arcade provides onlookers with visual engagement to the architecture. Instead of glancing at the building and summing it up quickly, it's a design you can experience and interpret differently over and over again. It’s going to look spectacular in the middle of Hawthorn, and in some ways, will become quite iconic.”

Martin Schacher
Director, Ascui & Co. Architects



Curated by Ascui & Co., Arcade’s versatile interiors provide a sanctuary for convenient, contemporary living. Framed by full-height windows, spaces are enriched with abundant natural light and panoramic views to the city skyline and across the iconic Hawthorn streetscape. Where thoughtful layouts and premium finishes combine, with the choice of a textural or classic scheme, Arcade transcends typical apartment living to present a truly elevated way of life.


Sitting as part of an open-plan design, Arcade’s functional kitchen has been curated with consideration for how we naturally move and flow. Full-height joinery provides ample storage without compromising on style, creating a minimalist feel. Natural grey stone adorns the island bench and splashback – a tactile, luxurious finish that is also durable and low maintenance. Bringing an industrial quality to the overall palette, the space is accented by gunmetal tapware.

Set on a base of engineered timber floors, the living area is a light-filled haven for relaxing, dining or entertaining. Warm, neutral tones cultivate a homely atmosphere while encouraging residents to fill the space with their own furniture pieces and objects. Full-height windows and sliding doors to the terrace provide a sense of openness while fostering a vibrant outdoor lifestyle.

The master suite ensures residents will start and finish each day in a private, restful and tranquil environment; their very own retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Generously-sized, the master bedroom boasts plush woollen carpets, providing a soft base underfoot. Becoming an oasis for self-care and solitude, the connecting ensuite conjures an air of serene luxury. A spacious bathtub and shower are set against a backdrop of natural grey stone, complete with gunmetal tapware, plentiful storage and abundant natural light.


In addition to architecture, Ascui & Co. have a reputation for creating some of Melbourne’s most considered interior spaces. Designed in close collaboration between architect and interior designer, Arcade exemplifies a fluid connection between inside and out – one where the architecture nurtures and gives back to the interiors. The result is a living environment that doesn’t require effort to enjoy, defined by a bright, open atmosphere with optimal ventilation and thoughtfully-appointed finishes.

“The interiors of Arcade have been well-considered, allowing spaces to be both practical and sophisticated. Two finishes schemes are being offered for selection; Classic and Texture. Texture is really warm and tactile, whereas Classic offers a more neutral palette. The choice of scheme is really the initial opportunity for residents to personalise and inform how their home will look, allowing them to style it to their own vision.”

Interior Designer, Ascui & Co. Architects
Arcade Finishes, selected by Ascui & Co. Architects

Capitalising upon striking views, Arcade has been gifted with generous outdoor spaces encompassed by verdant landscaping. The living room leads out to a spacious terrace, a place for residents to entertain guests against an impressive backdrop or relax with their morning cup of coffee.

Fostering sustainability and socialisation, Arcade is complete with an expansive and thoughtfully designed communal garden. A haven for residents to gather with loved ones or relax in the sun amongst lush vegetation.

Garden Serenity

Whilst improving air quality, a variety of plantings creates a tranquil and picturesque environment for residents to enjoy as they please. Perch yourself down on a bench seat and bask in the incredible sense of wellbeing that comes with being surrounded by greenery.

A Communal Hub

Perfect for dinner parties on warm nights, the communal area boasts a BBQ, a range of covered seating and private pockets for individual gatherings along with expansive views of the city skyline and streetscape.