Why downsizers are flocking to this North Sydney apartment development

25/09/2023 | Apartments & Developments

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Boasting breathtaking harbour views, a vibrant culture and lifestyle brimming with chic restaurants and curated shopping, and seamless connectivity, North Sydney has long been an enviable place to call home. In line with the suburb’s allure, only increasing with the promise of significant private and public sector infrastructure investment, the preferences of home buyers, especially downsizers, have also evolved.


Today, downsizers seek lifestyle, luxury, and location. In this sought-after Sydney postcode, they are continually turning to AURA by Aqualand – the community of choice for owner-occupiers and downsizers alike.


One of AURA’s defining characteristics is its oversized residences. Recognising that most downsizers are moving from spacious family homes, renowned architects Woods Bagot and Richards Stanisich have meticulously designed these residences to provide low-maintenance and luxurious living that doesn’t compromise space.


Aqualand’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Alex Adams, attests to this, saying the average size of AURA’s residences is a standout.


“The average size of all the apartments is one of AURA’s key advantages,” he said. “This has opened the doors to many buyers who would not normally consider living in an apartment because of their perceived size.”


“Generally, if you buy a two-bedroom apartment, you’re looking at an average of 80 sqm. Whereas our two bedrooms offer a generous average of 95 sqm internally, plus 12 to 21 sqm of winter garden, which is a genuine extension of the internal living space.


“So, they’re well over 100 sqm for a two-bedroom and averaging about 140 to 150 sqm for a three-bedroom, plus winter garden, so they’re all well oversized.


“I think this is something that no one else in the Sydney market, especially the North Sydney market, has done,” Adams revealed.


One downsizer, now the owner of one of AURA’s future stunning four bedrooms, is looking forward to low-maintenance living. He and his wife have lived on the North Shore all their lives. They’re currently living in a beach house on Sydney’s northern beaches but are excited about living in North Sydney and having the metro on their doorstep.


The long-term Sydney residents also look forward to AURA’s amenities, especially the dual-level hospitality precinct just downstairs. Curated by Etymon Projects, with COX and H&E Architects, AURA will be grounded by a new neighbourhood destination comprising a bakery, cafe, wine bar, LA-inspired all-day bistro, modern Japanese restaurant, and an artisan providore.


This unique apartment development offering will not only deliver residents a vibrant and convenient lifestyle, but also help to foster an engaging community.


For Henry and Sandra Rolley, it was AURA’s location and water views that ultimately attracted them. Currently living in Roseville on the North Shore, the downsizers purchased a three-bedroom sub-penthouse as their current property, spanning over 1,000 sqm with gardens and pools, is becoming harder to maintain.


Sandra really wanted water views. With AURA overlooking the harbour, and their new residence boasting 180-degree views and a winter garden – the perfect place to take in these views, she’s looking forward to making AURA her new home.


As for Henry, AURA’s location is a major green tick. He’s excited to still keep in touch with his golf friends on the upper North Shore, while enjoying all that North Sydney has to offer right on his doorstep – including al fresco strips, the metro next door, and an abundance of green spaces.


North Sydney is in the midst of a renaissance, and AURA is the anchor to it all. The iconic new address offers one, two, three, and four-bedroom residences, deemed the most spacious apartment residences on offer in North Sydney.


With construction in its final stages of completion, you, too, can call AURA home very soon. Become a part of this vibrant, exciting, and liveable destination – the downsizer’s dream.


For more information or to enquire about AURA by Aqualand, click here.


Source: Apartments & Developments

Author: Raysha Angela