Walmer Apartments continue to raise the bar in 2021


Walmer, Salta Properties’ latest luxury residential development in Abbotsford, has continued to sell strongly in 2021, proving high-quality developments are still very much in demand.
Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, Walmer currently holds the highest recorded apartment sale in Abbotsford - $6.8million in April 2021 for a 360 square-metre abode with an expansive 212 square-metre north-facing terrace.

Together with a further nine apartments, also recently sold between March 2021 and May 2021, Walmer achieved a combined total sales value of over $21million, with overall sales now exceeding $45million.

Salta Properties’ Managing Director, Sam Tarascio, attributes Walmer’s popularity to the stunning lifestyle on offer.


“The buyer appeal stems from Walmer Apartments’ flexible design and a strong collaboration between architects, landscapers and artistisans; this creates an environment that offers a very different kind of Melbourne living,”

Sam Tarascio

“Walmer is a natural extension of its extraordinary riverbank location. The expansive balcony designs draw in the beauty of the Yarra and neighbouring bushland, connecting residents to their relaxing outlook.

“The gym, swimming pool and premium finishes will make residents want to wrap themselves in Walmer’s luxury,” Mr Tarascio continued.

Walmer is a boutique, luxury development of 69 apartments and is one of the Yarra River’s last north-facing riverside residential opportunities. It offers a porte-cochere entrance to shield residents from public view, a climate-controlled room for wine-tasting and storage, a complete health and wellness suite and a dedicated space downstairs to wash cars and groom pets; residents will genuinely want to be ensconced in this estate with its inspiring setting and location.

“We’ve had strong demand for generously sized owner-occupier apartments and taken the initiative to redesign some of Walmer’s one and two-bedroom apartments into larger three and four-bedroom residences, with spacious living and entertaining areas,” revealed Mr Tarascio.

Construction of this spectacular riverside apartment development commenced in late May 2021, with a total completion estimate and settlement of late 2022.
The skilfully designed architecture by award-winning, Bates Smart, weaves hotel-like splendour into the development’s natural urban river sanctuary, creating contemporary and luxurious comforts that are sympathetic to its natural surrounds.

Lead interior architect, Mark Healey, said the inherent principle of the design of Walmer was the ability for space to flex and pivot to buyers’ particular needs.
“Discerning buyers now demand greater access to nature, state of the art climate control and large outdoor areas to accommodate their daily routines,” Mr Healey said.
“Whether the day includes working from home or hosting social get-togethers, Walmer’s Yarra River backdrop adds to the idyllic balance of both nature and nurture.”
Salta Properties also teamed with Australia’s most awarded landscape architect and design firm, T.C.L, to ensure Walmer seamlessly co-habitates with the local flora and fauna.
“A pleasant upside of preserving the natural environment in such a unique setting is increased property values for owners. Value is all about the rarity of the offer – and this site overlooking the Yarra River is as rare as they come,” concluded Mr Tarascio.

Future homebuyers can envisage their slice of serenity at Walmer by taking a virtual tour of its two-bedroom display apartment.
Alternatively, appointments for inspection of our riverfront display apartment can now be booked via the website

Posted 24 June 2021