Small Cremorne property fetches big price

The going rate for Commercial 2 zoned corner blocks in Melbourne’s trendy Cremorne appears to have increased about $600 per square metre in just nine months

Colliers International sold 94 Balmain Street (pictured, top) last week for $3.215 million following an auction contested by five parties.

It sold on the 83rd bid.

The deal values every square metre at $13,622 – making it one of the priciest precincts outside of the Melbourne CBD.

An aerial view used to market 102-106 Stephenson Street, Cremorne, about two kilometres east of the Melbourne CBD.

Last September, we reported, exclusively, that a collection of terraces in Stephenson Street, Cremorne (pictured, above), which like 94 Balmain Road, is on land zoned Commercial 2, and has second street access, sold for a price reflecting a per square metre land rate of just under $13,000.

The precinct, which has become one of the most competitive for renters and purchasers, is set to be identified by a skyline soon, with major buildings under construction including 17-21 Harcourt Parade, abutting the Monash Freeway, which will be home to software giant MYOB after 2020.

Gus Cooper and Michael Gannon’s Cremorne Properties is also building in the area: 60-88 Cremorne Street is earmarked for a seven-storey, 19,300 sqm building (artist’s impression, below), after a pre-commitment by employment website Seek, which will relocate from St Kilda Road.

Seek’s next headquarters at 60-88 Cremorne Road, Cremorne.

Last week, we reported that Mr Cooper and Mr Gannon were proposing an office complex at 68-88 Green Street, Cremorne, set to include two buildings, of 10 and four storeys, and a public plaza (artist’s impression, bottom) .

Ben Baines, Alex Browne and Ted Dwyer marketed 94 Balmain Street.

The proposal for 68-88 Green Street. Cremorne.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of