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Lyra is a new townhouse development on Hope Island on the Gold Coast. With 155 townhouses and 15 waterfront lots, the development centres around the private resident’s facilities. Lyra has been designed for owner-occupiers, and it is currently under construction.
We believe owner-occupiers will be drawn to Lyra. Hope Island is a waterfront suburb that is popular with downsizers and retiree’s alike, however, the area is finding increasing numbers of professionals and families drawn to it due to how safe and tranquil it is. The Lyra development itself reflects this, with the whole project centring around the communal facilities, promoting socialization between residents whilst still keeping the serenity due to its layout. We feel that the developers have also made a considerable effort to ensure that the project retains a sophisticated design throughout, which is also welcome. Small inclusions like wooden floors and Parisi tapware highlight this fact.
There is an onsite display centre for Lyra Hope Island. It is open throughout the week and on weekends by appointment only. To make an appointment to view the display suite, please use the enquiry form below.
DECEMBER 2019: Construction is beginning at Lyra, with the ground now broken.
A townhouse development that is currently under construction, Lyra is a new addition to the Hope Island suburb. With a clear focus on owner-occupiers, residents at Lyra will benefit from the obvious thought and effort that has gone into the design of the townhouses and the development itself. Throughout the project, the streets are slightly wider than usual, and once the development is complete, there will be a variety of greenery throughout the development. In the townhouses themselves, inclusions like wooden floors — which are usually an expensive upgrade in other developments — along with the clear separation of living and sleeping areas help to show that the houses were designed to be livable and luxurious.
The townhouses at Lyra come in a range of designs and colour options. This ensures that all residents can choose the home that best reflects them and their lifestyle. All townhouses have three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and at least one car park. Some lots have slightly smaller courtyards/gardens, which is great for the husband who wants to be done with yard work forever (although the near year-round sunny weather might mean that residents have unusually good harvests from their vegetable gardens if they plant them).
For interested buyers, there are also bridge-free marina berth options available. These are priced from $30,000 and will give buyers access to the Coomera River.
Stage 1 and 2 are currently under construction. Buyers are expected to begin moving into their new townhouses in September 2020.
Located at 184-192 Marina Quays Boulevard, Hope Island, Lyra is close to Broadwater Avenue. One of the main thoroughfares on Hope Island, Broadwater Avenue can get residents to the Gold Coast CBD in just under 30 minutes due to the fact it turns into Oxley Drive, which then connects to the Gold Coast Highway.
Just down the road, residents will find several amenities at their fingertips. With everything from an ALDI to a Tesla charger to the local Hope Island Tavern, residents can get at the small shopping and eating location in less than 10 minutes walk from the townhouses. Of course, residents don’t have to go that far for the ultimate basics: LOCA Cafe and Drive Through Coffee shop is one minute around the corner, and many locals head there for the good food and coffee — and the car washing service.
Of course, if you’re an avid golfer, it’ll be reassuring to know that there are two different golf courses within 10 minutes drive: The Pines Gold Course, and the Sanctuary Cove Golf course (also known as The Palms). Both are well-loved by local residents, and you will find strong golfing communities at both. If you don’t have too much experience with golf and would like to learn or want to take your game to the next level, AnK International Golf Academy is ten minutes away.
For those with school-aged children, there are a number of options close by. Children in kindergarten can attend Hope Island Early Learning Sanctuary, which caters to kids aged 0 to 5 years. For those in primary school, the local state school is Coombabah State School. It caters to students in Prep to Year 6, and it is well-loved by local families due to the strong emphasis placed on their involvement in events. Helensvale State High School, which is seven minutes down the road, is known for having a well-developed extra-curricular program.
Residents at Lyra will have access to a number of facilities, which will require no upkeep due to the presence of an onsite manager. There will be a 24-metre pool, along with pool beds and relaxation areas around it. Residents will also have access to a BBQ area, along with landscaped gardens throughout the development.
There are two main townhouse ‘types’ at Lyra: 155 traditional townhouses, and 15 waterfront lots. All of these come in a range of floor plan configurations, although the remaining townhouses all have three bedrooms. The townhouses are priced from $537,000, while waterfront lots start from $603,000. Lyra is a very affordable option in Hope Island, with the average three-bedroom house price sitting at around $700,000. At the $530,00 mark they are attractively priced,with the townhouses at Lyra actually comparable in price to apartments throughout the suburb, although they come with the added benefit of courtyards and gardens, and an onsite manager.
The townhouses at Lyra are finished to a high quality, which is reflective of the fact that they were designed for professionals, families and downsizers. Every kitchen has feature Caesarstone benchtops and SMEG appliances. As you can see in the renders below, the kitchens have a rather neutral splashback, which allows the benchtops to be the stand-out feature in the kitchen area. The use of SMEG appliances and Parisi tapware is ideal for cooks of all types, as they are known for being high-quality and long-lasting.
A number of the included finishes are generally upgrades at other developments. An example of this is the timber flooring throughout the main living areas. Not only does this make the Lyra townhouses feel more like a traditional house — something downsizers in particularly might like — it also brings a sense of luxury to the area.
There are two different colour schemes available (light and dark), which means residents can choose the one that they think would suit their lifestyle and aesthetics better.
Throughout the townhouses at Lyra, there has been a large focus on creating liveable spaces. This is evident in the separation of the ‘busy’ and ‘calm’ spaces across the two floors: the ground level is exclusively for living areas like the kitchen and living room, which residents will use when they are running around and entertaining, while the upstairs areas are home to the bedrooms, keeping the area quiet and more serene.
As mentioned, there are a range of different floor plan configurations at Lyra. Despite the options (there are 12), there are several notable similarities. A major one is that the kitchen, living and dining areas are all open plan, which helps promote cross-breezes on this floor of the townhouse. As anyone who has lived on the coast can attest, this is ideal as it allows residents to enjoy the sea breezes coming off the nearby waterways. The townhouses also all have at least one car park, with most having two. Across the floor plan types, it is also evident that there has also been an effort to ensure that the master bedroom is slightly more secluded than the other bedrooms, decreasing the amount of noise reaching this room. The master bedrooms also have walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms with a double sink.
Some of the larger townhouses have small study areas, although the multi-purpose room in these houses could also be transformed into a larger study if residents wanted to.
Every townhouse also has a dedicated laundry room or closed cupboard area, which is great for keeping the mess contained!
The internal size of the townhouses is good (the average is 176 sqm), with the external areas roughly 25+ sqm. This is about average for the area.
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While Hope Island is predominantly home to owner-occupiers, nearly a third of the suburb rents. The area is also popular with people looking to downsize long-term without buying. This means that investors won’t struggle to find interested renters, especially for new product like Lyra. Most townhouses rent for about $500 – $650 per week, although this can be much higher in the case of waterfront property or townhouses with their own marina berths.
Body corporate fees for Lyra are currently expected to be $63.14 per week, or $3,283.28 per year. This is around the normal price bracket for Hope Island.
This project is being developed by Changfa Group. An international property developer with over two decades worth of experience, Changfa Group has projects throughout China and Australia. While they predominantly work on large-scale projects in China, their focus on Australia is to deliver high-quality developments at affordable prices. Lyra Hope Island is their newest Australian project.