MAKING THEIR POINTE
From prestige homes on the Gold Coast to boutique apartment developments in Brisbane’s inner-city, this family run business knows how to deliver quality and style.
Tomas Developments is behind Bowen Hills’ latest boutique development aimed directly at first-home buyers.
The nearly completed The Pointe is a twolevel, eight-apartment complex in an elevated position just metres from the Gasworks, James St, Bowen Hills train station and the Valley, and only 2km from the CBD.
Brothers Scott and Steve Tomas run the family business, with dad Vlado chipping in and Scott’s wife Kristen bringing interior design experience and tackling the bookwork.
Scott said all three Tomas men had trades, with Vlado a roofer, himself a carpenter and Steve a bricklayer. “Altogether we employ a very hands-on approach on the job every day during construction,” Mr Tomas said.
The Pointe apartments come with a private courtyard or entertainment balcony with city skyline views, and extra storage in the lock-up garage. All are two bedroom, two bathroom.
It is the company’s first apartment project, but not the last. Mr Tomas said they were seeking more inner-city sites, having spotted a market gap for boutique developments. “Not everyone wants to be in a high-rise with two or three hundred neighbours and paying high body corporate fees,” he said.
With a starting price of $499,000, four of the units have sold, all to young professionals buying homes for the first time.
Place Projects marketing and sales manager Wes Press said The Pointe was perfect for firsthome buyers, giving them the chance to buy in an area that would otherwise be unaffordable.
“For a first-home buyer to get something like this with this quality of finish is next to impossible in this area, unless you want to buy into one of the big towers,” Mr Press said. “I don’t know of any other development of this size, and it is new, private, quiet and elevated.”
Brothers Steve and Scott Tomas at their boutique development The Pointe in Bowen Hills, which is aimed at first-home buyers.