Project Review by Property Mash: May 4, 2016
  • Mt Gravatt location, 15 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD
  • 39 apartments –  two (2) and three (3) bedroom apartments over 4 levels
  • Prices starting from $425,000 for two (2) bed and $639,000 for 3 bed
  • Outdoor cinema and lap pool
  • Pet friendly
1
Serendipity Apartments Upper Mount Gravatt – Construction images at at May 2016

Serendipity Garden City, located just off Dawson Street, Upper Mt Gravatt at 51/55 Lumley Street, is boutique in style – offering 39 apartments with only four apartments per floor over its two four-level towers.

Serendipity’s resort-style features including a lap pool, outdoor cinema, lush gardens and a barbeque area, which are very high level of amenity for a relatively small development in the suburbs.

The Project:

Serendipity is a two (2) and three (3) bedroom apartment complex, boutique in style with only four apartments per floor over its two four-level towers. With seven different floor plans to choose from, it is designed to appeal to owner-occupiers, however its handy location to Griffith University should make it a good renter, and hence appealing to investors as well. A bonus for all is that it is also pet-friendly.

Apartments have security access and two high-speed lifts, and have secure basement car parking for 52 cars, including visitor parking and lock-up storage areas.

A stand-out feature of Serendipity will be its resort style amenities – a lap pool, outdoor cinema, lush gardens with a feature “green wall” and barbeque areas. We have to agree that the artists impression of the pool and movie wall looks very inviting. In Brisbane’s climate there is something inviting about sitting in a pool and watching a movie!

This level of amenity is pretty impressive for a suburban project with only 39 apartments. Mostly only inner-city projects would be comparable which would be much larger buildings.

Seredipty Pool Artists Imprerssion
Seredipty Pool Artists Imprerssion

The development includes fully secure basement car parking, as well as offering guests the convenience of visitor parking facilities. All apartments will also have suburban views.

There is air-conditioning throughout, as well as fans on the balconies. An intercom system gives added security.

Construction began in September 2015, with an expected completion date of October 2016.

Serendipity Sample Floor Plan
Serendipity Sample Floor Plan

Serendipity’s floorplans offer a few little surprise elements that are a little more that the standard fair we see in Brisbane at the moment. The his and her shower is a bit different and is not very common at all and particularly in this price point, and the walk in (rather than through) WIR will be appreciated by those ‘less than tidy’ owner occupiers perhaps.

Open plan living is what it is all about in Brisbane, to take advantage of the fantastic climate, and Serendipity has followed this theme with simple but nice open plan layouts.

Location:

Just 9km from Brisbane’s CBD on the south-east freeway, Mt Gravatt takes about 15 minutes to reach depending on traffic. It is 20 minutes to Brisbane Airport, and about 40 minutes to the Gold Coast along the M1.

Regular buses run from the bus station at Garden City shopping centre, or from Logan Road, to the CBD. The busway runs straight to the CBD in around 40-50 minutes.

The Upper Mount Gravatt Shopping Centre is practically on the doorstep of Serendipity apartments, while it’s just a couple of minutes to Westfield Garden City shopping centre which has all the major stores – Myer, David Jones, Big W, Kmart, Target, Woolworths, Aldi and Harvey Norman – as well as 430 specialty stores, 20 cafes and restaurants, and a 16-screen cinema complex. So in this respect the Project is extremely convenient to shops and services.

For those who prefer the great outdoors, there are many sporting and leisure facilities in the area, including Hibiscus Sports Complex, Southern Cross Sports Club, and QEII Stadium – which is the home of athletics for Queensland.  Golfers can hone their skills at the Mt Gravatt Golf Driving Range, and for cycling and bushwalking the Toohey Forest is just over 1km away.

There are around 20 primary and secondary schools in the Mt Gravatt area, including Clairvaux MacKillop College, Seton College, St Catherine’s Catholic Primary School, Mt Gravatt State School, St Agnes Primary School, Citipointe Christian College, Wellers Hill State School and Warrigal Road Primary School.

The Griffith University Nathan campus is about 5 minutes’ drive down Klumpp Rd and the Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE is at Mount Gravatt is a similar distance. You probably wouldn’t walk to these destinations as they are on the other side of the M1 freeway.

Sunnybank Private Hospital and QEII Jubilee Hospital are both 10 minutes’ drive away.

Mt Gravatt has also developed into a significant middle suburban ring employment centre, with major employers such as the ATO and BCC (Brisbane City Council), it offers strong job opportunities

Coupled with the nearby hospitals, Griffith University and the major shopping centres, we would expect strong ongoing rental demand.

Quality/Finishes:

Kitchens have been designed with modern finishes including stone benchtops, a walk-in pantry and stainless steel European appliances, including dishwashers. A nice large sink is welcome as well.

Seredipity_artists_impression
Serendipity Garden City Artists Impression Kitchen

Bathrooms have floor-to-ceiling tiles, and as mentioned above, there are his-and-hers bathrooms with dual showers.

Serendipity Artists Impression_bathroom
Serendipity Bathroom – Artists Impression

Oak flooring is used in the living areas of the apartments, which also have Wi-Fi study nooks with built-in shelves. Bedrooms have large walk-in robes and plenty of storage space for linen.

Neighbouring Projects / Competition

There’s a reasonable amount of competition for apartments in this area. The recently finished Dawson Road development, on Dawson Road is a $2.1 million project by Hutchinsons Builders. It has 10 multi-unit dwellings each with two (2) bedrooms and two (2) bathrooms, large balconies and landscaping.

If there are more projects in the area that we have not yet featured, please let us know and we will get onto them for you. Simply fill out this form.

Pricing & Rental:

Prices range from $425,000 for a two (2) bedroom apartment to $529,000 for a three bedroom apartment.

Details on body corporate fees and rental returns are not yet available.

Sales Office & Onsite Display:

Sales for this project are being handled Property Direct. No display suite currently exists.

Promotional Video:

Resources:

www.serendipitygardencity.com.au

SHARE

We would love to hear your thoughts on this project.

Have you visit this project recently, or perhaps you live nearby or bought in a neighbouring building? Tell us what you love about this project, or perhaps what you don't.

avatar