Sydney is notoriously one of the hardest markets to get into in Australia: beyond the intense competition between buyers, the sheer number of projects throughout the city can leave you unsure of where to start. After all, 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 Sydney for your perusal. In the three months to end of June, newly-launched and nearly completed development projects across Sydney 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 Sydney’s Top 10 most visited projects that are for sale on PropertyMash.com for the past 3 months.
Situated just 14 kilometres from the CBD, The Vines Bexley offers the best in suburban living, with all the conveniences that make life easy. With construction currently underway, buyers can choose from 68 one, two and three-bedroom apartments available to purchase off-the-plan. Each apartment at The Vines, as well as the building as a whole, is designed to maximise natural light with spacious balconies and greenery integrated into the facade. Inside the apartments, you will find high-quality finishing and appliances by Smeg, Argent, Villeroy & Bosh and Hansa. Complete with stone kitchen benchtops, the large and well laid-out kitchens are designed for entertaining. There is also a small section of apartments which offer large courtyard gardens of up to 40m², perfect for those who crave a private outdoor entertaining space. All apartments feature ducted air conditioning throughout.
A new apartment project in Parramatta, West Village is perhaps ideal for professionals and families due to its central location and proximity to public transport, schools, retail centers and workplaces. One, two and three-bedroom apartments are still available within the development. Every apartment comes with engineered wood flooring, which is something you usually see as a luxury upgrade and not as a standard inclusion. Its inclusion highlights how much effort has been put into the design at West Village. The kitchens all have caesarstone benchtops, mirrored splashbacks and timber veneer features, with Miele appliances.
Premier Place offers a rare opportunity to live in a new residence with private landscaped gardens while still being close to the city in a central location in North Sydney, just 10 minutes from the CBD. These 25 large townhomes all offer great views of the city skyline and are currently selling off-the-plan, with completion of the project expected for early 2021. All residences have open-plan layouts with impressively large kitchens that feature an island bench, butlers’ pantry and freestanding cocktail cabinet. There is also bespoke joinery and cabinetry throughout the residences at Premier Place, which is accompanied by Miele appliances. Buyers who purchase off-the-plan have the choice of limestone or engineered timber flooring throughout the apartment.
A new apartment project in Lidcombe, The Lidcombe Rise sits close to the train line and Sydney Olympic Park. The apartments are close to a number of restaurants, shops and with public transport options less than 200 meters away, residents can be in the CBD in less than 25 minutes. One, two and three-bedroom apartments are spread across nine levels, with a variety of floor plan configurations available. All of the apartments come in two colour schemes (light and dark), with the option to upgrade from tiles to wooden flooring throughout the main areas. The apartments all have floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors connecting the kitchen and living/dining areas to the balconies, which will make the space feel bigger.
Mastery by Crown Group is a new high-end apartment development with excellent amenities located in Waterloo, just four kilometres from the Sydney CBD. This new development is currently under construction with studios, one, two and three-bedroom apartments for sale off-the-plan. Each of the five buildings making up the project has a distinct design and have been crafted by internationally-renowned architects, all with an underlying Japanese influence. The buildings range between six and twenty stories, with several retail precincts at the base of the buildings. If buyers purchase off-the-plan, there can select from either a light or dark colour scheme within the finishings. Similar to other Crown Group projects, Mastery is marketed internationally and is suitable for both investors and owner-occupiers. Many international investors are among Crown Group’s regular buyers.
With apartments and townhouses in a number of configurations, there is something for every buyer at The Harrington Collection. There are five different sections of the development that buyers can buy into: ‘The Penthouses’, ‘Gloucester Terraces’, ‘The Harrington’, ‘The Cambridge’, and ‘Bakers Terrace’. ‘Gloucester Terraces’ is made up of seven two and three-bedroom two-storey townhouses with western orientations (so residents will get to enjoy that afternoon sun year-round). ‘The Harrington’ is the main part of the development: 40 two, three and four-bedroom apartments, sub-penthouses and penthouses (‘The Penthouses’). Some of the apartments have views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The nine homes in ‘The Cambridge’ all have at least two street frontages, and come in one, two and three-bedroom configurations. They will sit at the northern end of the development site, and has a similar design to the apartments at ‘The Harrington’. The level six penthouse has both Harbour and Opera House views as well. ‘Bakers Terrace’ consists of two three-bedroom heritage-listed townhouses that have been restored both inside and out. They have Gloucester Street frontages.
A new apartment project located in Lidcombe, Ovation Quarter is a massive 3,000 apartment project next to Sydney Olympic Park. With over 3,000 apartments planned over the entire development, the first stage (known as ‘Emerald’) is currently selling. As much of the apartments as possible will be constructed with sustainable materials. One, two and three-bedroom apartments in a variety of floor plan configurations are available at Ovation Quarter. A standout feature of all the apartments are their kitchens, which are made with cooks in mind. As such, they are slightly bigger than normal, and include European appliances.
Kogarah Central is a new development in the middle of Kogarah, with one, two and three-bedroom apartments available over two different buildings. Kogarah Station is just 300 metres, away making this development ideal for commuters. Many of the apartments have great views over the suburbs and out over Brighton-Le-Sands beach to Botany Bay. To maximise natural light and breeze, the bedrooms and living areas feature floor-to-ceiling glass. Internally, you will find the apartments finished with premium fixtures including SMEG appliances.
Located in the centre of Rockdale, Luminary offers buyers a boutique apartments lifestyle located just 20-minutes drive from the CBD. The project is currently under construction and offers one, two and three-bedroom apartments. Several of the apartments have views of either the city of Botany Bay. All 55 boutique apartments include basement storage space and at least one secure car parking space, with the larger two and three-bedroom apartments have two designated spaces. The interiors are designed with classic neutral tones and natural materials. The kitchens all feature cabinetry with timber accents, grey splashbacks and Quantum Quartz benchtops. In the bathrooms, you’ll find a minimalist yet polished finishings with Caesarstone benches and chrome tapware and frameless glass. All apartments at Luminary also feature ducted air conditioning, so there are no clunky condensers located on the balconies.
Surry Hills Village is a newly-approved development in the suburb of Redfern. Upon completion, this masterplanned project will bring 154 new residences to the area, with one, two and three-bedroom floor plans available.Along with apartments, there are also a number of penthouses, terraces and townhouses for sale, ensuring there’s something to suit everyone. Individual pricing for the residences at Surry Hills Village has not been publicly released yet, although they are expected to nudge $24,000 per square metre — making these apartments sit towards the top end of pricing. All residences are completed with upmarket finishes and an open-plan design. The residences all have reconstructed wooden floorboards as well as split-system air conditioning. All two and three-bedroom residences all feature between one and two secure garage spaces.
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