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“Play me a song about Sonata on Shakespeare”. Corny I know but we just had to say it, the name is that different and one would have to say unique.
Sonata on Shakespeare is apart of the new residential developments happening in the leafy suburb of Coorparoo. Located on Shakespeare Street, Sonata is set back from all the hustle and bustle of Old Cleveland Road and is a genuinely quiet location.
Although a quiet location, Sonata has easy access to the City, Woolloongabba, Fortitude Valley and the Pacific Motorway via Old Cleveland Road which is only a block away.
With larger apartments and a quiet location in a well established suburb, we think Sonata on Shakespeare will primarily appeal to owner occupiers.
The Developer claims fantastic city views, and we would agree that the top levels should get generally unimpeded views however we were unable to access the site due to construction to verify this.
Sonata on Shakespeare is being developed by the USP Group.
There are 32 unique floor plans to choose from, designed with owner-occupiers in mind.
At Sonata, residents will be able to enjoy the infinity pool and an entertainment area with barbecues. The stylish landscaping will feature lights in the gardens and a reflecting pond that will reflect the architectural elements of the building.
Secure swipe cards will give access to the lift and main entrance. There is secure basement parking with 10 extra visitor parks and an audio intercom system. For all of the cycle enthusiasts out there, Sonata will have bicycle storage in the carpark.
The apartments will have ducted air conditioning and ceiling fans in the living area and all bedrooms.
Sonata is on 46 Shakespeare Street Coorparoo – hence the name, just off Old Cleveland Road.
The CBD is a nine-minute drive on the Pacific Motorway and South Bank is only a 10-minute drive; both are easily accessible by public transport.
According to the 2011 Census, Coorparoo has a population of 14,944 people, with an average age of 33.
Coorparoo Square is the nearby competition and is currently under construction on the site of Brisbane’s first Myer department store (before it was demolished in 2015). This new project will also have a retail complex including a 10-theatre Dendy cinema, an Aldi supermarket and other shops. Coorparoo Sqaure is a large masterplanned project, so if you are after a smaller building, with less amenity and lower body corporates, then this might be the option for you.
Woolworths and Coles supermarkets are right across from each other on Harries Road, just two minutes drive or a short walk from Sonata. There are also banks, gyms, medical and dental clinics nearby. The nearest major shopping centre is Westfield Carindale.
Coorparoo Bowls Club is a three minute drive away from Sonata on Shakespeare, offering a restaurant and bar, competitions for all ages, games of pool and social darts competitions.
Coorparoo is also home to the Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club, at Langlands Park. The football club is a popular social venue for residents of Coorparoo. The Queensland and Australian Rugby League teams also use the park for training sessions, when playing games in Brisbane.
White Hills Reserve is a vast area of native bushland right near Coorparoo. The 14,000 hectares of parklands (including 7500 hectares of bushland) is perfect for hiking and picnics and is a great place to get your daily exercise. There are also football and cricket fields. Wildlife in the reserve includes koalas, owls, turtles, echidnas and kingfishers. There is an off-lead area for dogs.
The Brisbane City Council is currently developing a neighbourhood plan for the Coorparoo suburb and surrounding districts. This plan will guide new development and improve public transport and will act to further stimulate the apartment boom that is definitely now hitting Coorparoo.
Neighbouring suburbs are Greenslopes, Camp Hill, East Brisbane, Norman Park, Morningside and Holland Park.
Prices for Sonata start at $379,000 for a two-bedroom apartment and go up to $643,500 for a three-bedroom apartment.
Even though construction has started, there is no display suite and so we can not comment on the quality of the finishes. However, they offer detailed lists of the finishes that will be used.
There will be wool blend carpet in every bedroom and timber tiles in the living areas and balconies.
The bathrooms will have floor-to-ceiling tiles on the walls. There will be stone benchtops for the bathroom vanity and the kitchen (the latter with waterfall ends). Kitchens will be fitted with European appliances..
Every apartment will have french doors leading onto the balcony.
Coorparoo train station is a three-minute drive and an 18-minute walk from Sonata. It is a better option to catch bus 204 or 203 on Old Cleveland Road, at Saint Leonards Street (Stop 21). These buses will take you to the City, Southbank, Fortitude Valley, the Gabba and Carindale.
There are several primary and secondary schools around Sonata, mostly within four to six minutes drive away. Coorparoo State Secondary College, Coorparoo State School, Loreto Catholic Girls’ College, Anglican Church Boys’ Grammar School, St James Catholic primary school, Our Lady of Mt Carmel Catholic primary school and Villanova Catholic Boys’ College are some of the nearby schools.
The nearest hospital is Greenslopes Private Hospital, only six minutes’ drive from Sonata on Shakespeare. Other hospitals nearby are Princess Alexandra Hospital at Woolloongabba, the Mater Hospital and the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, both in South Brisbane. These major hospitals are all within 5km of Sonata.
Griffith University is a 13-minute drive along the Pacific Motorway. To get there by public transport, catch the 200 bus to the Mater Hill station, and then the 135 to the Nathan campus. The University of Queensland is 20 minutes by car. Public transport takes about 45 minutes, via the 209 bus and a walk across the Schonell Bridge to the St Lucia Campus (a bit of a hike, but do-able). Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a 13-minute drive from Sonata. The quickest public transport route to the Gardens Point campus is to catch the 200, 204 or 222 bus from Old Cleveland Road at Coorparoo (stop 21) to the Mater Hill station. Then it is just a 1.3km walk to the campus – this is a really nice walk across the Goodwill Bridge as it is a pedestrian only bridge, well-used by the locals. There’s also a coffee shop in the middle of the bridge!