Inside the latest luxury apartments around Australia
28/03/2022 | Kanebridge News
Newly launched projects offer everything from biophilic living to elite concierge services from the bustling Gold Coast to Sydney.
Just north of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, sits North Sydney, a vibrant suburb in the middle of a boom with an estimated 80,000 workers expected to commute to the area by 2036. As a result, private developers and the state government have invested millions of dollars to create urban renewal projects including new parks, pedestrian plazas and laneway networks.
A new $1 billion luxury mixed-use residential development, AURA by Aqualand, will be one of those new kids on the block, located next to the upcoming Victoria Cross train station.
The first stage of Aura will comprise 102 apartments designed by award-winning architecture firms Woods Bagot and Richards Stanisich. Buyers can choose from three colour schemes, dark, mid and light, with each home featuring a palette of marble and mirrored surfaces, glazed walls and translucent screens. Kitchens will have marble counters, rich oak and dark bronze finishes, as well as bronze powder-coated framing in the bathrooms. Aura apartments have unique layouts flowing from open living spaces to winter gardens or balconies. Some will include additional versatile rooms to be used as a secondary living area, office or bedroom.
The Penthouse Collection features a selection of contemporary sky-high homes residents can customize. These Richards Stanisich designs have sweeping city and water views, timber and travertine finishes, and statement fireplaces.
Aura residents will also have access to a concierge service through Aqualand’s new hospitality arm, Etymon Projects, and can indulge in a choice of fine-dining restaurants and bars which will be incorporated into the development.
Stage one of Aura launched to the public in December 2021 with construction already underway and completion expected in 2024.
Number of units: 102 apartments in stage one
Price range: From $995,000 to penthouses ranging between $11 million to $15 million
Developers/Architect: Aqualand/Woods Bagot and Richards Stanisich
Residence sizes: One-, two-, three-, four-bedroom as well as sub-penthouses and penthouses
Amenities: A ground floor indoor pool and gym, a dining and entertainment area, a 26th-floor sky deck with outdoor barbecue facilities, a sun deck and private dining rooms.
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