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Horizon is a recently completed development at 42 Clive Street, Annerley. With views of the city and a central atrium, the development is designed predominantly with owner-occupiers in mind. The developers state that all apartments have been designed individually, to ensure that views, sunlight and proportions are optimised for each specific apartment. There is legitimacy in this, in that the floor plans vary greatly from one another. There are 15 apartments throughout the development, some of which have been sold.
Horizon used individuality to ensure that each apartment in the development is at its finest. This is perhaps its most unique attribute. Most new apartment projects are simply many floorplates stacked one on top of the other, however, Horizon is genuinely different. Seemingly easy we suppose because it is only a small building, but still unique and relatively rare (so maybe it’s not so easy after all!). Every apartment has broad balconies, floor to ceiling glass doors to optimise sunlight and views. High ceilings are also a staple in the apartments.
One of the things we, and I am sure residents, will love are the large balcony spaces. Many are over 30 sqm, with some over 100 sqms.
The sliding stackable doors leading out to the balcony in each apartment are excellent for summer living, enabling you to get breezes through the apartment. Many feature flow through breeze design which we love, and which will be welcomed by all residents.
The below floor plans show the different types of apartments available. Floor spaces range from 52sqm (internal) upwards.
The floorplans vary greatly, with the 1 bedroom is on the small side in our view, but all others are an excellent size, are very large and well designed with large balcony spaces that are easily integrated into your living spaces.
The development has secure video intercom entry to all residences. There are lifts to service the three levels.. Every apartment has a secure parking bay, and the three bedroom apartments have two parking bays.
Horizon apartments all include ducted air conditioning, and built-in wardrobes.
Horizon also has a shared rooftop terrace for its residents that includes a barbecue and areas to relax. Given the building only has 15 apartments, this is rare. This is a facility that we would normally expect to see in buildings with 50+ apartments. with the body corporate fee of $50+ /sqm, this is about average for a medium-sized project. It will be higher than similarly sized smaller buildings, but none of these will feature a rooftop terrace of this nature – so I guess you get what you pay for!
The rooftop terrace capitalises on the northern-facing aspect of the development, and gives the small community of residents a place to meet, or host larger parties. With only 14 neighbours we can see a vibrant small community existing at Horizon.
Located at 42 Clive Street Annerley, which is just off Ipswich Road. The placement of the development means that it is far enough from Ipswich Rd for sound to be negligible, but close enough that residents can access the closest bus stop and shops without too much effort.
The closest bus stop is the Ipswich Rd at Annerley Junction, which is 5 minutes walk away. This is due to the fact that Ipswich Rd has to be crossed to reach it, which means a pedestrian crossing must be used – and the closest pedestrian crossing adds two minutes to the trip. However, this isn’t a major issue. Fairfield Station is only 6 minutes away, which is great for commuters, as either option is a viable one to get to and from Horizon easily.
Across from Fairfield Station, there is the Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre, which is a good medium sized suburban shopping centre. It includes a good range of retail stores, such as Coles and (soon) Aldi, Brazilian Beauty, and Snap Fitness. Fairfield Gardens also includes a Medical Centre.
Princess Alexandra Hospital is 5 minutes drive away, which is the same amount of time it takes to get to the nearby Greenslopes Private Hospital. The closest schools are Yeronga State High School, and Junction Park State School, both of which are less than 5 minutes drive away.
The interplay of timber, glass, stone and mirror is done well and the kitchen spaces have a lovely feel to them. The kitchens include DeLonghi appliances, ample storage spaces, and a Caesarstone statement stone bench top, with a dramatic waterfall end as you can see below. It is quite unique and dramatic, and is not at all the kind of interior design statement we would expect in a small building in an unassuming suburb in Brisbane – so we love it!
Designer elements of polished concrete floors & timber features are seen throughout the apartments, which really brings another element of contemporary sophistication to the space. The neutral colour palettes of white, beige and grey are contemporary and work well.
The feature TV wall cabinet in the living room is another element of the apartments that really brings the contemporary design to light, and the built-in desk and walk-in wardrobes are very classy.
Some of the three bedroom apartments have extra features, such as a European laundry, 2 secure parking bays, separate toilet, remote controlled awnings. This depends on the individual apartments, and to find out more you will have to inquire with the agent.
Body corporates range between $2500 to $3900 depending on the apartment, which is about $50-75 a week.
Due to construction being completed, finished apartments are available for viewing at 42 Clive Street, Annerley.