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With panoramic views out to the Glasshouse Mountains, Bridgeman Hilltop is house and land development in Bridgeman Downs on Brisbane’s Northside. The 133 block development has lot sizes of between 400m² and 788m², with house and land packages starting at $657,055 and up to $1,018,216.
Bridgeman Hilltop is located in an excellent pocket of Bridgeman Downs. Just five minutes down the road from a Woolworths and close to schools, restaurant precincts and shopping centres, it ticks a lot of the boxes for those looking for land in Brisbane’s northern suburbs. This estate development has owners in mind, rather than investors. A protective covenant accompanies the land sale which places restrictions on investors. The blocks have wider than average frontages and have been completely levelled and retained with concrete and steel retaining walls where necessary. There are 15 different home designs to choose from, with the freedom to make changes to your plan or pick at different home completely. Bridgeman Hilltop is working with Metricon, Stylemaster, Alphaline, Bold Living and DJ Roberts Constructions as well as many others.
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The Bridgeman Hilltop development is situated on the corner of Roghan Road and Kyle Street, just off Bridgeman Road in Bridgeman Downs. While Bridgeman Road is on one side of the development, to the East is Gympie Road, with direct access onto the M3 Motorway and M7 into the city. This location places the development within just a few minutes of a Woolworths, Aldi, and the Carseldine Homemakers Centre with a Chemist Warehouse and large Bunnings. Brisbane Airport is also within a 20-minute drive.
Bridgeman Hilltop is within the catchment region for Aspley State School, McDowall State School as well as Craigslea Primary and High School. Carseldine and Bald Hills train stations are both within a few minutes, so catching the train to work is a great option for city commuters and university students.
Bridgeman Hilltop lots have views looking out onto the Glasshouse Mountains, which are only a 35-minute drive away. The Sunshine Coast is accessible within 45 minutes and the close proximity to the highway means you maximising your travel time, instead of wasting upwards of 15 minutes weaving in and out of suburbs in order to get to the highway.
On a good run, a trip to the city will take you 25 minutes. Gympie Road is quite congested not only in peak times on weekdays (where it’s practically a stand-still) but on weekends too. A better option for getting into the city is following Bridgeman Road onto South Pine Road and Kelvin Grove Road. Without traffic, the timing is very similar, however, at peak times these roads suffer much less congestion.
Bridgeman Hilltop has 133 total blocks, divided into seven stages of development with Stage 3 and Stage 4 currently selling. There is a lot of variance in size, shape and frontage between the blocks which is standard for a brand new development of this size. Within Stage 3 and 4, the average size is 521m², with frontages ranging from 12.8m to 23.5m. Over 90% of the blocks have frontages of over 15m in Stage 3 and 4. The lot plans for stages 5,6 and 7 have currently not been released.
Each block is completely levelled out, with concrete retaining and steel retaining walls put in place where necessary. The soil tests have all come back showing excellent quality soil, which can save buyers quite a bit of money when it comes time to lay the slab. There are no easements on any of the blocks, with the services lining the footpaths instead. Each block offers metred gas, which not only saves owners a tonne on their power bill, but also means avoiding the classic Australian disaster of running out of gas for the BBQ. The area is NBN ready as well.
There are three types of home packages on offer in Bridgeman Hilltop ranging in home size, lot size and internal finishings. The first category, the Smart Saver package, ranges from $657,055 to $726,580 with land sizes between 400 and 472 square metres. All the floor-plans offer four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two garage spaces. As well as differences in the lot, the packages also offer different kitchen appliances and benchtops, ceiling heights and allowances for fencing and landscaping.
The next tier up from the Smart Saver packages are the Lifestyle offerings. All five available Lifestyle packages are two-storey developments with prices between $763,800 and $836,112. The lot sizes here are fairly similar to the Smart Saver packages, with maximum areas of 467m².
The Platinum house and land packages offer a custom facade, floor coverings, a fencing allowance and ducted aircon. A few of these are spread over one storey, and some are two-story homes all with a price tag of between $870,370 and $1,018,216 for a premium home on a large block of land.
With Bridgeman Hilltop securing one of the last remaining areas in Bridgeman Downs available for development, it’s expected that the market price for these house and land packages will increase in the coming years. Currently, the annual growth of Bridgeman Downs is at 2.8%, with a median house price of $745,000. The average length of ownership in Bridgeman Downs is 12 years and the suburb is occupied primarily by owners, instead of renters, with only 14% of the suburbs population renting.
Radiance townhouses are nearing completion in Bridgeman Downs, with a few house and land areas under development in neighbouring suburbs. In the neighbouring suburb of Strathpine, The Meadows development of three and four-bedroom homes is appealing to first-home buyers and families looking in the northern suburbs.
Bridgeman Hilltop is being developed by Oxmar Properties. With their home base in the nearby suburb of Aspley, Oxmar Properties are very familiar with the Bridgeman Downs area and focus all their developments on Brisbane’s northside. Last year, they completed another house and land development in the suburb, called Bridgeman Heights with all lots except one now sold. Their other current developments include Griffin Crest and Narangaba Heights, with sales on a third development, Murrumba Castle beginning over the next few months.
Currently, there are no display homes on site, however, Oxmar Properties do have plans to open several by the end of the year. These will be Metricon and Alphaline designed homes and showcase a selection of floor plans throughout all three types of home packages.
The sales office is located Lot 1 of the site on the corner of Roghan Road and Kyle Street and is open during normal business hours for land inspections.