Two towers a Hamilton haven
FOLLOWING a year of record sales, joint venture developers Devine Limited and Leighton Properties have broken ground on their $500 million Hamilton Harbour project on Brisbane’s inner north.
Construction on the mixed-use, river precinct development kicked off last month, as buyers continued to secure stock.
The development has been one of the standout performers of the past year in terms of new apartment sales.
According to the latest Midwood Report, Brisbane, and in particular Hamilton Harbour, underpinned the boost in high rise unit sales statewide.
In the three months ending February this year there were 239 high rise sales across Queensland, compared with 74 during the same quarter last year.
Of the 174 sales in Brisbane, 98 occurred at Hamilton Harbour.
Devine Limited sales and marketing manager, unit division, John Egan said there was still a good range of apartments remaining.
Among the stock selection on offer are two and three-bedroom luxury apartments in Harbour Two, the development’s second residential stage.
Priced from $705,000 to $1.825 million, each apartment features floor-to-ceiling glazing to capture panoramic river, CBD or suburban Hamilton views.
“Even during our initial planning stages, it’s been our vision to create Brisbane’s most desirable lifestyle address,” Mr Egan said.
“With the CBD only nine minutes away, the river on your doorstep, the Brisbane CityCat 500-metre walk away and an array of amenities on site, apartments in Harbour Two offer exceptional value.”
The three-bedroom penthouses for sale at the development maximise space, offering buyers a veritable “house in the sky”. Features include a designer kitchen with stone benchtops, mirrored glass splash backs and Miele appliances, media room and open-plan living room that merges with viewfilled balcony.
The penthouses also have the addition of a rooftop terrace featuring built-in barbecue facilities with stainless steel sink and bench area, set against a panoramic of Brisbane.
Hamilton Harbour will comprise a mix of residential, retail and commercial components, including the 22-level Harbour One and 18-level Harbour Two, with 469 apartments across the two towers.
Since its launch early last year, in excess of 420 units have sold, to a mixture owner occupiers, investors and first homebuyers.
Apartments have been crafted with green living in mind featuring ceiling fans, energy efficient airconditioning, lighting and hot water systems.
Every residence will contain a master switch that turns of all lighting and airconditioning as residents leave the apartment, reducing electricity use and running costs.
Residents will have access to resort-style facilities such as a lagoon-style pool with lap zones and barbecue and recreation areas set amid subtropical surrounds.
As part of its mixed use format, the ground level of the development will feature an urban village, with a jacaranda-lined pedestrian boulevard featuring a mix of cafes, restaurants, bars and boutiques.
Residents will also be within walking distance to the cafes and bars of the north side’s two major lifestyle precincts - Portside Wharf and Racecourse Road, Ascot.
The residential towers are expected to be completed by 2012, allowing extended settlement time.