MAK­ING THEIR POINTE

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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.

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