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In Queensland, 62% of households have some type of pet. And it is fair to say most people consider their pets part of the family (there is a reason, after all, that the term ‘fur baby’ has made it into the dictionary). Research has actually shown that having a pet is good for you – they can help improve sleep and self-esteem, as well as decrease loneliness, depression, anxiety and blood pressure. This is all well and good if you live in a house, but apartment dwellers have been running into problems of late. Finding a pet-friendly apartment building has become notoriously hard for Brisbanites and Gold Coasters alike.
While there is debate over whether anyone can legally stop you having a pet in an apartment that you own, there are often restrictions on pets in the buildings rules and regulations, and you sometimes have to apply to the strata body to have the pet approved. If you are in the market for a new apartment and can’t bear the thought of parting with your four-legged friend, then fear not! PropertyMash has scoured the city and found a number of off-the-plan developments advertising as pet-friendly apartments. The best part is, we’ve bought the top ten of these together in a handy list, just for you.
25 Shaftston Avenue, Kangaroo Point
Prices start at $450,000.
Offering residents amazing views, impressive amenities, and a central position within the city, Lume is expected to be complete in late 2019. As well as being pet-friendly apartments, the new development includes a cafe on the ground floor that will be licensed to serve food and drink to the rooftop podium level.
Prices start at $450,000.
372 Marine Parade, Labrador
Prices start at $344,000.
With 108 apartments in a range of floor plan designs, Three72 is so pet-friendly that the resident facilities even include a pet wash bay. Residents at this waterfront development also have access to a resort style pool, sauna, fitness centre, and an indoor play area for children, to name just a few of the facilities.
365 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley
Prices start at $344,000.
Made up of 249 one, two and three-bedroom apartments (and two penthouses), The Coterie is definitely one of the most luxurious developments on this list. With construction anticipated to finish in September 2019, these pet-friendly apartments are only 1.5 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD.
Cnr Chester Street & Ella Street, Newstead
Prices start at $485,000.
Chester & Ella is comprised of 320 apartments across two 18-storey buildings. This pet-friendly development is located in the sought-after area of Newstead, and 85% of the development has already been sold. Completion is expected in late 2019.
5 Harbor Side Court, Biggera Waters
Prices start at $349,000.
WaterPoint Residences sits on a 2.7-hectare site with 3.5 acres of landscaped space and a private waterfront footpath – perfect for dog walking! With six towers and a private marina, when complete, these pet-friendly apartments will be one of the Gold Coast’s largest residential developments.
15 Priory Street, lndooroopilly
Prices start at $699,000.
Vogue lndooroopilly is a development of 16 three-bedroom residences with only four apartments per floor. Each apartment is slightly different, offering gourmet kitchens with oversized, walk-in sculleries, some with an additional multi-purpose room. The best part about this architecturally striking building is that it welcomes your pets too!
1265 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
Prices start at $530,000.
Steps from the ocean – and two off-leash dog beaches – Periscope offers 28 two and three-bedroom luxury apartments. Each apartment features floor-to-ceiling windows, timber-look floor tiles throughout and open balconies. These fully customisable apartments are perfect for pups.
48 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point
Prices start at $550,000.
More of a lifestyle investment than an apartment choice, residents will enjoy a week’s free accommodation at resorts around the world, one free spa treatment a month for the first two years, and a rooftop pool with river views. The apartments ooze luxury at every turn with curved walls and cabinetry.
6 Cadell Street, Auchenflower
Prices start from $825,000.
The Hathaway is a boutique development in the leafy suburb of Auchenflower. Offering both apartments and townhouses with excellent views of the Brisbane CBD and hinterland. Due to be complete in October 2018, buyers and their furry friends can move in straight away!
5 Pacific Street, Main Beach
Prices start at $1,215,000.
Cerulean is a small development with only 27 apartments over 15 levels. Located at Main Beach, just a short stroll from the pet-friendly cafes of Tedder Avenue. You can customise floor plans at Cerulean – which is ideal if you want to make more space for your fur babies.
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