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Offering glimpses of the bright blue Pacific Ocean or the Nerang River from most rooms in the property on levels three and up, Cerulean is aptly named. North facing, these apartments have been cleverly designed to make the most of the prevailing breeze and also take in the views of the ocean to the east and river to the west. The views should be protected as the lot to the north has another building’s tennis courts on it, which in theory won’t be built on, and the river is on the other side.
Cerulean is a boutique development at Main Beach with only 27 apartments over 15 levels. The beachside development is being marketed toward owner-occupiers due to this. As there are only two apartments per level, buyers can choose between a three (3) bedroom river apartment or a three (3) bedroom ocean apartment. Apartments start from $1.215, which according to the developer is the lowest price per square metre of any new apartments available in Main Beach. One great aspect of this development is that they are willing to customise the floor plans – some buyers have already converted the third bedroom to a multi-purpose room.
So far, everyone who has bought an apartment is going to be an owner-occupier. This bodes well for anyone else looking to buy if they want to be part of what we are sure will be a very friendly community there. It’s also a little different for the area, as, at only 27 apartments, Cerulean is much smaller than almost every surrounding apartment block, and most of these apartments are owned but rented out throughout the year.
The amenities at Cerulean will include a pool deck which overlooks nearby Macintosh Island and the development’s landscaped gardens. Residents will also be able to use the outdoor lounge, barbecue facilities, an outdoor gym, and an outdoor pool. Each apartment comes with two side-by-side parking spaces and a two cubic metres of storage space in the underground carpark, and there are four visitor spaces. In terms of security, there will be an onsite caretaker, each apartment will have video intercom, and the parking garage will have key fob entry. With no onsite management, this development is not really suited to holiday rentals; if you did want to rent out your apartment at Cerulean you would have to do it through a local real estate agent.
The stand-out feature of this development is obviously the views. The views on both sides (toward the Nerang River and the Pacific Ocean) are unlikely to be built out. This is because the surrounding properties have their pools and tennis courts located between Cerulean and the ocean, and the riverside park prevents views over the riving being built out (see the photos below).
As you can see in the floor plans above, the river and ocean apartments are similar but have some slight differences. For example, the master bedrooms in both types of apartments have connected walk-in-wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms. However, the design of these spaces is slightly different. It’s not an issue in any sense of the word, but it is worth mentioning. Additionally, as we mentioned above, the floor plans are customisable to a degree, so the third bedroom can be changed into a multi-purpose room if you want.
Both floor plans show us that there are two bedrooms with walk-in-wardrobes (the master bedroom and another with a smaller cupboard). The second bedroom in the river floor plans also has its own ensuite bathroom. Then you have the third bedroom with a normal cupboard.
Both designs include a laundry, but the ocean apartments have this laundry accessible only through the butler’s pantry in the kitchen (it is also the only design type to include a butler’s pantry). In either case, the laundry is quite sizable and is hidden away.
Another point to talk about is the balconies. Both designs have balconies that are slightly larger than usual, which is something you’d definitely make use of given the views from them. Oh, and one other thing: both apartment types have plumbed in gas on the balcony for your barbecue. This is now an essential feature for apartments as it is illegal to carry gas bottles in a lift.
Cerulean is located at 5 Pacific Street, Main Beach. Just a few hundred metres from the beaches of Main Beach itself (it’s a two-minute walk, one if you sprint); and with the adjacent suburbs of Southport and Surfers Paradise, there are a lot of options in terms of dining, employment, medical care, activities, entertainment and nightlife.
Tedder Avenue is a two-minute drive from Cerulean. This strip is quite small and picturesque, with some nice restaurants, cafes and boutique stores along it. It’s great for catching up with friends (although finding parking can be a little tricky on Saturday and Sunday mornings!), but don’t expect anything to be open past 11 pm. Tedder Avenue is definitely a bit quieter than the busy Cavil Avenue in Surfers Paradise.
Cerulean is also close to several bus stops. The closest is less than three minutes walk away, around the corner. 450 metres away, you will also be able to access the G-Link, which can take you most parts of the Gold Coast. There’s quite a bit of on-street parking, which is nice if you decide to host an event, etc.
A number of well-respected schools are close by. The Southport School, a Prep – Year 12 boys-only school, is less than 15 minutes drive away. Their sister school, St. Hilda’s School, is less than ten minutes drive away. This means that families might find Cerulean ideal for them, as they are away from the busier main parts of the Gold Coast, but everything is still easily accessible.
One rather fun feature of Cerulean’s location is its proximity to the Gold Coast 600. In fact, Cerulean sits inside of the track circuit. As you might notice on the map linked here, Hino Corner (T11) is located where Main Beach Parade and Breaker Street meet – and these are the two streets that Pacific Street connect to. This essentially means that Cerulean, for one week every year, will have (we think) great views of the racing. It does also mean that residents will likely have to deal with some noise from the event.
The kitchens in Cerulean are definitely worth talking about. The Grecian marble bench tops add a little something extra to the already quite large space. However, the best part is the sensor activated kitchen benchtop lighting – all you have to do if you get up in the night is wave your hand and the LED lights come on. These kitchens are ideal for those who like to entertain, especially the ocean apartments (as they have a butlers pantry). The kitchens also include a wine fridge and European gas appliances.
In terms of the other features and finishes, Cerulean is designed to be like your home, but better. The apartments have 2.7-metre high ceilings, which is a little above the normal height of 2.4 metres, but about the average for luxury apartments. The open-plan living and dining area really benefits from this extra height, as it allows just a little more light inside, brightening it even more. Every apartment has ducted air conditioning and ceiling fans. The inclusion of both air conditioning and ceiling fans is nice, as it gives residents more than one way to stay cool during the summer months.
The bathrooms are also finished nicely. For example, the ensuite bathroom has an oversized walk-in double shower, including a rain head fitting from the ceiling. This is nice little addition, as the ensuite bathroom also includes a freestanding bath (with views!).
Cerulean is being developed by Cityvest, a Queensland based company whose past projects include the Riverstone apartments in Newstead and the Atrio apartments in Fortitude Valley.
The body corporate is expected to be about $96 per week. This includes a caretaker for the building.
The Cerulean display suite is located at 18 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach. To make an appointment to view it, use the enquiry form below.