BLUE-CHIP SALES BLITZ

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An off-the-plan sales blitz has seen a West End lux­ury project sell all but one ter­race home be­fore the first shovel hit the dirt.

Man­hat­tan Ter­races, be­ing de­vel­oped by Ur­ban Con­struct, has seen 79 of 80 lots sell off-the-plan, with the first res­i­dents set to move into stage one next month and full com­ple­tion ex­pected in Au­gust.

Ur­ban Con­struct man­ag­ing direc­tor Todd Brown said the project was proof the Bris­bane mar­ket was still strong, and that qual­ity and unique prod­ucts would sell well.

“To have suc­ceeded with a lux­ury of­fer­ing so close to the CBD proves be­yond a doubt that Bris­bane is the smartest city to in­vest in and that the mar­ket re­sponds to qual­ity aimed at the owner-oc­cu­pier,” Mr Brown said.

“With Man­hat­tan Ter­races we sought to de­liver our buy­ers a life­style, and as the only ter­race homes of this scale within 7km of the CBD, I be­lieve we achieved this. This project is com­pletely unique – ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed, with each home on its own ti­tle.”

The Walker fam­ily, who are West End res­i­dents of six years, are look­ing for­ward to their move into stage two in July, and from their cur­rent home into a new three­bed­room, two-bath­room ter­race home.

Par­ents Kevin and Ali­son and their chil­dren Lily and Clare said they loved the dif­fer­ent lev­els of the ter­races, as it would give them more space for their fam­ily, with­out hav­ing to main­tain a house. “Man­hat­tan Ter­races is dif­fer­ent to any­thing else we’ve seen in the area; that’s what at­tracted us,” Mr Walker said.

As an out­door-ori­en­tated fam­ily they said they wanted to spend their week­ends en­joy­ing the lo­cal at­trac­tions in­stead of mow­ing the lawn and look­ing af­ter a home. “We love the con­ve­nience of the

Man­hat­tan Ter­races lo­ca­tion and, hav­ing two young chil­dren, we can easily ac­cess ev­ery­thing we need to,” Mr Walker said.

The Em­pire, with an ask­ing price of $1.795 mil­lion, is the only home re­main­ing, with four bed­rooms on 331sq m.

Mr Brown said the $80 mil­lion devel­op­ment had com­mu­nity fees of only $25 a week, in­clud­ing build­ing in­sur­ance, which is very af­ford­able.

Three Bris­bane firms with ex­ten­sive West End ex­pe­ri­ence – Marc & Co, TVS Ar­chi­tects and Jeremy Fer­rier Land­scape Ar­chi­tect – col­lab­o­rated on the de­sign of the ter­races.

Mr Brown said Ur­ban Con­struct strate­gi­cally un­der-utilised the high den­sity-zoned site to cre­ate a unique life­style com­mu­nity fea­tur­ing pri­vate court­yards, pocket parks and rooftop re­treats for many ter­race homes.

The ter­race homes pro­vide full-floor liv­ing and a dou­ble lock-up garage, while all bed­rooms have en­suites and three-bed­room ter­races have their own pri­vate rooftop. “The site was zoned for eight storeys, but we read the mar­ket and, in do­ing so, cre­ated a prod­uct be­fit­ting this blue-chip site,” he said.

Look­ing for­ward to en­joy­ing the con­ve­nient lo­ca­tion of Man­hat­tan Ter­races in West End are Kevin and Ali­son Walker and their daugh­ters Lily (left) and Clare.

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