Buying in Brisbane can be difficult: after all, there are hundreds of projects throughout the city, and all of them look equally great on paper. Choosing the right home or investment property for you is especially difficult in the tumultuous times we’re living in right now, with many reconsidering whether they should buy at all. Don’t worry though – now is actually an unprecedentedly good time to buy due to the large number of grants on offer and record-low interest rates.
With that in mind, we’ve bought together the best projects throughout Brisbane for your perusal. In the three months to end of June, newly-launched and nearly completed development projects across Brisbane have been hot topics on the PropertyMash website. Here, we’ve bought together the projects everyone’s talking about. These projects are ranked by visitation on PropertyMash.com. These are Brisbane’s Top 10 most visited projects that are for sale on PropertyMash.com for the past 3 months.
Panorama is a new apartment project sitting just two kilometres outside of the Brisbane CBD. The one and two-bedroom apartments are spread across 27 levels, and residents have access to two levels of residents-only facilities, including a resort-style pool, BBQ area, and a cinema, amongst other things. The project is now nearly complete, and is attracting a lot of attention due to this. The apartments are all designed to offer open plan living. Almost all of the apartments are also set to have Brisbane CBD or river views, with some giving residents views all the way to Mount Coot-tha, and with average 2.55 metre-high ceilings in the living and bedroom areas, these views can be enjoyed from almost every angle.
256 one and two-bedroom apartments priced from $373,000.
443 Queen Street is a truly stand-out development currently under construction in the Brisbane CBD. This luxury waterfront development consists of a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments across a 47-storey tower, all with great views. 443 Queen Street is Australia’s first WOHA designed building, and it has been created with the sub-tropical climate of Queensland specifically in mind. This iconic design, coupled with the rare location and outstanding facilities mean a development of this calibre is unlikely to be repeated in Brisbane.
264 apartments priced from $730,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, $1,175,000 for a two bedder and $2,550,000 for a three and four-bedroom apartment.
The Standard has 46 one-bedroom apartments, 166 two-bedroom apartments and 49 three-bedroom apartments for sale in South Brisbane. As with all projects by developers ARIA Property Group, the communal facilities and amenities are a clear cut above the rest. The building itself is also a standout, with a circular shape and the largest living green wall in Queensland. The standard offers the largest recreational space in Australia for a building of its size. While uncovered rooftop facilities would be a downside somewhere like Melbourne (where dreary weather is the norm), this feature provides residents with the perfect opportunity to make the most of Brisbane’s 260 sunny days a year.
261 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, price on application.
The Chester & Ella Apartments are a new development located on the corner of Chester Street and Ella Street, Newstead; just two kilometres from the Brisbane CBD. As well as being close to the Brisbane Emporium, Chester & Ella is also walking distance to the Gasworks and James Street precinct, making this development perfect for all foodies. The completed project consists of 320 apartments spread across two 18-storey buildings. Chester & Ella apartments also include hotel-style shared amenities. This includes around-the-clock concierge, a health and wellness centre, private dining room, indoor and outdoor cinema, rooftop pool and shared outdoor kitchen areas. Although most of the amenities are located within both Chester and Ella, residents of each will have access to the facilities of both buildings. Chester is the more angular and ‘masculine’ of the two buildings, whilst Ella has more flow and is more ‘feminine’.
Apartments started from $485,000 for a one-bedroom, $655,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and $899,000 for a three-bedroom when the project was under construction.
Sitting just down the road from the Westfield Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Quattro is a new apartment development in the much-loved Brisbane suburb, Indooroopilly. The two and three-bedroom apartments, which have been designed to last through whatever residents throw at them, with high-quality finishes and a functional design. The 17 apartment project sits just around the corner of the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, and just off Moggill Road, making it ideal for commuters or people who work in the area. On top of this, Shirley Street, which Quattro is located on, is a cul de sac. This means that traffic noise and use is greatly reduced, even if there is a kindergarten at the end of the street. There are a number of high schools within five minutes of the apartments — some are walking distance — making them perhaps best suited for buyers who have older children.
17 two and three-bedroom apartments priced from $542,500.
The Coterie is a new development at 365 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Sitting in a great location, The Coterie is 1.5 kilometres from the CBD and close to transport, employment, restaurants and nightlife.The apartments have 2.6 metre high ceilings, triple glazed glass throughout to exclude any noise from the street and road below, and uninterrupted views of the city. Each apartment is air conditioned and has full floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors. The Coterie apartments all have minimalist design features and an open-plan layout. There are several types of apartments to choose from depending on your lifestyle and budget. From first-home buyer friendly one and two bedrooms to dual-key apartments and multi-million dollar penthouses. The Coterie has now completed construction.
249 one, two and three-bedroom apartments priced from $344,000.
A new house and land development close to a number of parklands and many amenities, Parc Calamvale sits inside the highly sought-after suburb of Calamvale, south of the Brisbane CBD. This small project consists of only 22 lots which are spread across the estate, with each ranging between 400 sqm and 776 sqm. One of the last house and land estates in the suburb, Parc Calamvale is a project family’s should definitely take a thorough look at due to its location, proximity to schools and public transport options. Calamvale is a family friendly suburbs and clearly Park has been similarly designed with families in mind. This is evident in the larger-than-average lots for the area ( average size new lots are generally in the 300 to 400 sqm size) and the larger house designs being offered to buyers (no home has less than four bedrooms).
22 lots, with house and land packages starting from $625,000.
A new apartment development located away from the hustle and bustle of West End, Amersham consists of 24 two and three-bedroom apartments. Tucked away on Amersham Street, a cul-de-sac, the apartments are a block away from all the action that is in the inner city suburb of West End. The project will appeal to professionals and downsizers due to its proximity to the City and also the huge array of restaurants, bars and shops in West End. The apartments at Amersham have been finished to a high quality, with interesting design inclusions highlighting the obvious thought that has gone into the project. Timber flooring in the main areas of the apartments and curved wall edges that increase the amount of light let into space are examples of this. As mentioned, the apartments come in two and three-bedroom configurations, with north, east or west-facing frontages (or a combination, as is the case in some three-bedroom apartments).
24 two and three-bedroom apartments priced from $615,000.
Located at 16-20 Wyandra Street, Newstead, Le Bain is one of Cavcorp’s newest offerings in the area. Le Bain is now complete. Only two kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Le Bain is part of the Newstead catchment (which includes Newstead, New Farm and Teneriffe). This is a very trendy area, filled with some of the most well-known food and shopping districts in Brisbane. That includes the Gasworks and James Street precincts, and the nearby 289 restaurants, cafes and bars, 186 specialty shops, 112 fashion boutiques, 58 hairdressers, 36 gyms and related services, 11 fresh food markets, eight parks and four supermarkets. The Le Bain apartments all have stainless steel appliances and ducted air-conditioning. Residents also have access to rooftop resort-style pool with a wet edge and rooftop spas, communal barbeque and dining spaces, organic vegetable gardens, and yoga lawns.
128 two and three-bedroom apartments, price on application.
Brisbane Skytower adds 1141 new apartments to the Brisbane market, spread across the 89 floors of the building. The project is valued at $376 million dollars and took 160 weeks to build upon completion. It is the tallest residential building in Brisbane and the second tallest in Queensland, only beaten out by Q1 thanks to the spire (which some say is cheating when it comes to skyscrapers). The building is triangular, with double-glazed full height glass walls reflecting the Brisbane sky throughout the day, sunset and evening. This glass is also designed to help keep noise to a minimum. The triangular shape of the building also maximises views of the river and the Botanic Gardens. Of the residents that have moved in, there is a mix of owner-occupiers and investors, with the majority being investors. As well as long-term leasing options, there is also short-term hotel stays available at Brisbane Skytower which is managed through Song Properties.
1141 one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments priced from $492,000 when the project first went to market.
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