Four things topping downsizers wish lists today

09/09/2022 |

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An iconic new address in North Sydney ticks all four boxes while setting a bold precedent for luxury north shore living.

As attitudes towards apartment living have shifted, so too have buyer expectations, particularly within the downsizer demographic.

“Often they’re very experienced in their housing journey and they know what they want and what’s important to them,” explains architect Jason Fraser, a principal of Woods Bagot’s Sydney studio. 

“Downsizers are looking for a very specific living quality.”

Fraser believes one of the firm’s latest projects, Aura by Aqualand in North Sydney, is more than a match for the average downsizer, with these four points of distinction comfortably ticked off the wish list.

Alex Adams, head of sales and marketing at Aqualand, says location remains a top priority for the downsizer market.

“AURA by Aqualand is right on the fringe of the North Sydney CBD,” he says. 

“You’re not right in the middle of the city so you’re not experiencing that hustle and bustle. Then adjacent to us, you have the entry point to the Victoria Cross metro station – and that’s  a perfect location for anyone who wants convenience.”

Due to be completed in 2024, the metro will connect North Sydney commuters to Barangaroo in three minutes, Martin Place in five minutes and Central Station in nine minutes.

Walkability was also key to the choice of location for Aura by Aqualand and with North Sydney Council’s plans to reactivate the commercial centre, there will soon be more walkable amenities than ever before.

The precinct will be home to laneways lined with bars and cafes connecting Miller Street to two new plazas, while Ward Street will be pedestrianised.

Aura by Aqualand will sit on the council’s proposed ‘green spine’ walking trails and is also within easy reach of St Leonards Park and harbourside Anderson Park. 

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