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Mulberry is the first stage of Soho, a new 2.9-hectare development in Dickson, Canberra. Sitting on the southern-most corner of the block, Mulberry forms part of the residential wing of Soho. The 409-apartment project is spread across five buildings, with one, two and three-bedroom apartments available.
The project has been designed with a focus on creating apartments that are attractive yet functional. This has resulted in open-plan kitchen and living areas, and larger-than-normal balconies. Mulberry will also have a number of green spaces for residents to take advantage of, including the zen garden on top of one of the buildings.
The display suite for Mulberry is located in the Art Lifestyle Gallery, which is home to Art Group’s many projects. It is located on the corner of Morphett Street and Northbourne Avenue.
Mulberry is the first stage of Art Group’s Soho, a new 2.9-hectare project located in Dickson. There are one, two and three-bedroom apartments at Mulberry, although the majority of the apartments are two bedroom. With prices ranging from $299,000 to $610,900, they are affordable options for first-home buyers and young professionals, who may also be interested in the project due to its location. Mulberry is part of the residential wing of Soho, but there will be a commercial arm, which means that everything they need will be close by once the development is complete. The Canberra CBD is also close by, which is another factor drawing in these type of buyers.
Residents at Mulberry will be able to take advantage of free wifi throughout all of the communal areas like the pool and gardens, along with bike and car sharing services. The development also has an average energy efficiency rating of 6.75, which is quite high.
There are three main colour palettes throughout the apartments at Mulberry: warm white, mid-to-dark grey, and light neutral. The interiors have been designed by Darren Palmer, who is well-known for being a judge on the Channel 9 series The Block. His goal was to create apartments that are contemporary but comfortable, with a focus on functionality and livability.
Furniture packages, which are designed to compliment the colour schemes, are included with the apartments. All of the furniture packages work with the apartment designs to enhance livability and reduce the upfront costs of buying new furniture.
Mulberry is the first stage of the residential arm of the Soho estate, which means that there will be a lot for residents to use and access once the development is complete. The amenities that only Mulberry residents will have access to are spread across three of the five buildings including a swimming pool, communal vegetable garden, and ‘zen’ garden. There will also be a bike and car sharing system, which will be managed by BYKKO and Popcar, respectively. The communal facilities and Mulberry as a whole will be managed by the on-site facilities manager.
Mulberry is located at 5 Karuah Street, Dickson. Dickson is smaller suburb sitting 4 kilometres outside of the Canberra CBD, however Mulberry is extremely well connected, with Northbourne Avenue — one of the main roads in the area — sitting just outside. There’s also two bus stops sitting adjacent to Mulberry, which makes getting around easier. Canberra’s light rail network is less than five minutes away as well.
There are a large number of schools located around Dickson and the surrounding suburbs. The closest schools to Mulberry are St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School and Turner School, both of which cater to students in years Prep to Six. High schools in the surrounding area include Daramalan College, which is co-educational, and Merici College, which is an all-girls school. Emmaus Christian School Canberra is also located close by, and runs from Prep to Year 10.
Art Group are well-known for their innovative and high-quality developments in Canberra. They have a number of projects currently selling and under construction, and Mulberry, as part of Soho, is one of their newest offerings.