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The One Apartments is located at 89 Victoria Street, West End. The One will be situated a few meters from the Brisbane River. West End is known for it’s trendy and hip coffee shops, restaurants (especially for brunch) and markets. On the corner of Montague Road and Jane street is the West End Farmers Markets, which is one of the largest farmers markets in Brisbane, which is open every Saturday from 6am – 2pm.
The One Apartments is located is a super convenient location, with public transport on Montague Rd excellent and a broad selection of restaurants and bars within walking distance. However with Victoria Street being located off Montague Road there may be some traffic noise at peak times. The One Apartments is located further down Victoria Street however so this may not be a significant issue.
To capitalise on the city fringe location and views there is a rooftop terrace on level 9 with a pool, outdoor BBQ and bench top, Gym, and a communal kitchen and dining area.
The One Apartments has commenced construction, with completion to be late Q4 2018 or early Q1 2019.
The One Apartments has 61 apartments over 8 levels; there are 14 one (1) bedroom apartments, 46 two (2) bedroom apartments and 1 three (3) bedroom penthouse. All Living rooms and Bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans.
One (1) bedroom apartments are priced from $386,000 which is under the average one bedroom apartment price in West End which is $396,000. Two (2) bedroom apartments are priced from $560,000 which is slightly over the average price of two bedroom apartments in West End which is $494,000, but is by now means expensive for a new 2 bedroom apartment in West End.
The One Apartments have a range of communal amenities available which is consistent with this size of building being built in West End and inner city Brisbane at the moment. However given the apartment prices, particularly the one bedrooms, they are quite attractive and impressive. The rooftop consists of a 12 m pool, communal dining area, gym, BBQ’s and an outdoor bar area for entertaining. The rooftop retreat should have great city views.
One Apartments has ample space for parking with a three level underground car park which each apartment will be allocated a car park. There are 3 additional car spaces to be purchased, which are priced at $50,000. Each car park comes with a wall mounted bike rack, perfect for those who ride to and from work. Census data shows that West End is one of the least car dependent suburbs of Brisbane, which is due in large part to the range of amenities and facilities all within walking or riding range.
Each level comes with a garbage chute.
One Apartments, West End is located in Victoria Street, A street that is no stranger to new apartment developments with both Citro Apartments and Allure Apartments being next door to One Apartments. It is a busy little area of West End therefore with literally thousands of new residents moving to the area.
West End is located less than 1 km from the Brisbane CBD and the yet to be constructed, Queens Wharf Precinct which will include over 50 clubs, bars, restaurants, cafes and much more. Think Melbourne South Bank Precinct.
West End is known for its relaxed bohemian vibe and alternate take on urban living. The Locals describe West End as “Like Byron Bay meets the city.” “Its got the chilled atmosphere of Byron Bay but the hustle and energy of the city”. The main street that the locals head to is Boundary street where you can find great restaurants, cafes and hole in the wall coffee shops but also browse the local vintage clothing stores or head to the farmers market. As the locals said it is Bryon meets the city.
Most of the development around West End is occurring along Montague Road and the streets that offset Montague Road.
Families living in West End have increased over the recent years as West End is in the Brisbane State High School catchment – Brisbane State High is Qld’s premier state school and spots are highly sort after.
Those with little ones can be sent to West End State School which is 750 m from One Apartments. There is also a early learning child care center located on Montague Road just 200 m from One Apartments.
Living at The One Apartments, food shopping will be a breeze as there is an Aldi 200 m from the door. In terms of medical centers, GP’s and hospitals there is the West End Medical Center which is located on Russel Street about 2 km from One Apartments. The closest hospitals are either the Wesley Hospital in Auchenflower (4.1 km) or the Mater Private Hospital (2.8 km).
One Apartments is within walking distance to Southbank parklands, The Queensland Library, The Queensland Cultural Center, and The Queensland Performing Arts Center.
There is no display suite currently for One Apartments, but we have been supplied a list of quality and finishes.
There are two colour schemes that residents can choose from. The “Classic Light” colour scheme uses lighter tones with white cabinetry throughout the kitchen and bathrooms with golf tap ware and accents. The different “Contemporary Dark” colour scheme has grey cabinetry with matte black tap ware and accents.
All apartments come with timber laminate flooring throughout the kitchen, dining and living rooms (a nice feature and one we like – often timber flooring is an upgrade), wool carpet in the bedrooms and large porcelain tiles throughout the bathrooms with a herringbone pattern in the shower.
The kitchens will be equip with Bosch appliances. This includes a dishwasher, electric over, 4 burner gas cook top and a range hood. The benches in both the kitchens and the bathrooms are reconstituted stone with a tiled splash back behind the bench and cook top.
All in all the finishes are on par with similar projects in West End, although the included timber laminate floors is a nice additional touch.
Prices for The One Apartments start at $386,000 for a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments and start from $560,000 for a two bedroom apartment.
One Apartments are currently offering a 5% rental guaranteed 2 years / First tenant guarantee. During last end of financial year The One Apartments were previously offering a free car and paid stamp duty to apartment buyers – as very ‘sweet’ offering. These discounts may no longer be available but the Developer is motivated and seems to be open to doing deals – so we suggest you ask!
Rental Prices for The One Apartments are expected to be around $440 – $460 per week for one-bedroom apartments and up to $590 – $620 per week for two-bedroom apartments.
The estimated body corporate fees are around $3276 – $3525 per year for a one-bedroom apartment and around $3651 – $4064 per year for a two-bedroom apartment.
The Developer of One Apartments is Force One Development. The Builders appointed to One Apartments is Bulk Build, a Brisbane based construction company who have previously been involved with Hornhill Apartments in Cannon Hill and Prominence in Bardon.