Deco Residences- Art Deco Inspired Apartments In Albion

By: Property Mash: October 28, 2016, Updated: August 6, 2018

  • Two interestingly designed buildings to be built over two stages
  • Stage one consists of 80 x one (1), two (2) and three (3) bedroom apartments
  • Prices start from $399,000
  • Located at 17-31 Dover Street in Albion
  • 15 minute drive from the CBD
  • Close to St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School and 200m from Crosby Park
View over deco. Taken by Property Mash.

View over deco. Taken by Property Mash.

Deco Residences is a new apartment project in Albion, 6km north of Brisbane’s CBD.  The most recognisable feature of this project is its facade, which was heavily influenced by 1930s art deco.

Internally, these apartments are quite trendy and finished to a high quality.  They are reminiscent of new apartment projects from Melbourne, which is becoming more and more common in Brisbane at the moment.

This project will be completed over two stages, with stage one currently on the market.  This stage consists of 80 apartments.

The Project:

The facade of Deco is quite striking. It has been designed by ROTHELOWMAN and, as the name suggests, is heavily influenced by 1930s art deco architecture. The black and white facade of the building is curved and steps back from the street in a terraced fashion. It’s great to see this sort of architecture becoming commonplace in apartment design in Brisbane.

Render of the residential amenity at Deco. Supplied by developer.

Render of the residential amenity at Deco. Supplied by developer.

The two buildings that make up Deco will be joined by a podium ‘sanctuary.’ This is a residents recreation area that will provide great areas to relax. It will be completely landscaped and feature picnic lawns, reading rooms, a 15m lap pool and a plunge pool.

There will be a pretty comprehensive security system at Deco which includes features like video surveillance in common areas and intercom to all apartments.

This is a pet friendly project.

Indicative view from Deco Albion. Looking over the display suite.

Indicative view from Deco Albion. Looking over the display suite.

The views from Deco will be quite stunning, particularly from the higher levels.  It is worth mentioning that there is a storage facility below Deco that may be developed in the future and could block some of the view.  However, we doubt that would happen in the near future as the facility has just undergone a major renovation.  Apartments on the western side of the building will be looking out over character housing, so it is unlikely that they will ever be built out.

Views towards the CBD are a great feature of Deco Residences. Supplied by developer.

Views towards the CBD are a great feature of Deco Residences. Supplied by developer.

The one and two bedroom apartments at Deco have a single car space whilst the three bedroom apartments have two car parks. Some of these are tandem and some are side by side. There are an extra 9 car parks that have not been allocated that are available for sale as well. There are 23 visitor car parks as well. When we visited the site at Dover Street on a weekend, there was plenty of street parking. However, during the week this is a busy area and there is not much on street parking available.

Each apartment has a storage space in the basement that measures 2m x 2m x 4m.

Below is a gallery with a selection of floor plans from Deco.  Deco is great because it offers a wide range of floor plans, almost 40 in total.  This means that most people will be able to find something in this project to suit their lifestyle.

Artist Impression of Deco Residences Living

Artist Impression of Deco Residences Living

We think floorplan C2 and C3 are great because of the separation between the bedrooms and living areas that they offer.  This means that if there are people up late using the living room, those in the bedrooms will experience less disturbance.  Obviously, this is a great feature if you’re a family with kids.

Floorplan C6 is worth mentioning as well.  This is a three bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and a study nook.  This apartment would be great to live in because the bedrooms are at one end of the apartment and the living area is at the other.  They are separated in a way by the natural shape of the building which provides a buffer between the two zones of the house.  This breaks the apartment’s floor plan away from the traditional ‘box style’ layout.  You won’t find this at every apartment in Brisbane.  This also means that there are two balconies in this apartment which are quite large.

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Location:

Deco is located at 17-31 Dover Street in Albion.

View across the road from the ground floor. Photo taken by PropertyMash.

View across the road from the ground floor. Photo taken by PropertyMash.

Albion is located 6km north of the Brisbane CBD. It is bordered by Wooloowin in the north Ascot in the east, Newstead in the south, and Windsor to the west, with Breakfast Creek defining the suburb border in its south and south-west. Some buyers are drawn to this area due to its proximity to Ascot and Hamilton which are highly sought-after and very prominent residential suburbs of Brisbane.

An example of the character housing in the local area. Photo taken by Property Mash.

An example of the character housing in the local area. Photo taken by Property Mash.

Just 200m from Deco is Crosby Park. This is a large park that is home to Brother’s Rugby League Club. There is also a fantastic dog park here and a big play ground for kids.

There is great education options very close to Deco. St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School is 750m away from this project. It is one of Brisbane’s most prestigious all girls schools. Deco also falls within the Ascot State School Catchment. This is one of Brisbane’s best primary schools and property within its catchment is highly sought after.

St Margaret's School is nearby. Photo taken by Property Mash.

St Margaret’s School is nearby. Photo taken by Property Mash.

The Alexandra Road shops in Ascot are a three minute drive away from Deco. This is a great set of village shops that has an IGA, butcher, bakery and cafe. Racecourse Road is also only five minutes drive from this project.

The nearest bus stop is 200m down Sandgate Road. A trip into the city from this stop takes 21 minutes, with services leaving every 20 minutes. Albion Train Station is a 15 minute walk from Deco. Services into the city run every 5 minutes from this station and it takes around 20 minutes.

The median apartment price in Albion is $452,000. It has increased by 6% over the past 12 months. The median rent for apartments in the suburb is $400 per week. Demographically speaking, the population of Albion is 1,988 persons (up 2% over the past five years) and the predominant age group is 25-34 years. Couples without children are to most common household type in Albion.

Quality and Finishes:

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Render of the kitchen at Deco.

In keeping with the art deco branding of the project, these apartments offer a choice of chrome or matt black finishes. The overall interior design of this project is very ‘Melbourne’ which is something that we are starting to see creep into a lot of the new projects in Brisbane today.

Artist Impression of Deco Residences Bedroom

Artist Impression of Deco Residences Bedroom

Each apartment will have engineered floor boards.

Bathroom inside the display suite. This is well worth visiting to get an idea of how the apartments will be finished. Photo taken by PropertyMash.

Bathroom inside the display suite. This is well worth visiting to get an idea of how the apartments will be finished. Photo taken by PropertyMash.

There are many optional upgrades to choose from at Deco, which is great. Residents can choose to upgrade their kitchen appliances or flooring to timber.

Photo of the display kitchen for Deco. Photo taken by Property Mash.

Photo of the display kitchen for Deco. Photo taken by Property Mash.

Investment Analysis – Rent / Onsite Managers:

Body Corporate rates start at $3,100 at this project.

There will be on-site management at Deco.

Local Competition:

There are two other new projects in the immediate area. These are Nido Apartments and Crosby Park Apartments.

Developer & Builder Overview:

The developer of this project is OpenCorp. This company has a strong history of property development all across Australia. Other recent projects of theirs in Brisbane include Evolve in Chermside and Citro in West End.

Sales Display & Contacts:

The display suite for Deco

The display suite for Deco

Deco has a great sales display that is located on site. It is open from 10am to 4pm daily. Inside, buyers will find a fully constructed kitchen and bathroom that really gives you an idea of what the finished product will look and feel like. We highly recommend going down to have a look. There is parking available at this sales display as well.

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