LUME-ING LARGE

A FIT­NESS- FO­CUSED BOU­TIQUE TOWER IS SET TO TRANS­FORM THE KAN­GA­ROO POINT SKY­LINE.

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A fit­ness-fo­cused bou­tique tower is set to trans­form the Kan­ga­roo Point sky­line when it is built in 2019.

Lume, a 13-level de­vel­op­ment, is ex­pected to set a new stan­dard in the river city, ac­cord­ing to Toni Thorn­ton, di­rec­tor of Bris­bane-based de­vel­oper DevCorp. Lume’s rooftop lounge has an in­fin­ity-edge pool and gym, as well as land­scaped gar­dens and sweep­ing vis­tas of the Bris­bane city sky­line.

“Lume is the jewel in the DevCorp crown,” Ms Thorn­ton said.

Of the 119 high-end apart­ments and luxe pen­t­houses in Lume, there’s 40 per cent still avail­able for fit­ness-minded res­i­dents.

Ms Thorn­ton, a keen triath­lete who loves to swim, ride and run half iron­man dis­tance events, said the on-site gym is a stand­out fea­ture, fully equipped for ath­letes.

The rooftop ter­race fea­tures a top-of-the­line train­ing swim jet in the pool for its home­own­ers to train on-site.

“We were re­ally in­tent on in­vest­ing heav­ily in the qual­ity of the gym, plus there’s a re­cov­ery zone for yoga and a steam room. This en­vi­ron­ment has been built with other ath­letes in mind to take ad­van­tage of Bris­bane’s ex­cep­tional out­door life­style,” she said.

Keen cy­clists and com­mu­nity fundrais­ers, DevCorp is a spon­sor of the Bris­bane BMW and West­side BMW Ride for Life Chal­lenge tak­ing place on Oc­to­ber 29 in the city.

Lume had a suc­cess­ful launch two years ago and then un­der­went a five-month re­design to change the floor plates of the un­sold stock, al­low­ing buy­ers to re­con­fig­ure the plans as their needs re­quired.

“We re­designed to re­spond to the lo­cal down­sizer mar­ket, and also those young fam­i­lies mov­ing into the city but still re­quir­ing the func­tional space of a fam­ily home with­out the main­te­nance,” Ms Thorn­ton said.

“It’s a build­ing of re­fined lux­ury. This is our sig­na­ture project and it’s an at­trac­tive mix of fa­cil­ity and lux­ury and re­fine­ment.”

A li­censed builder with 25 years of de­vel­op­ment ex­pe­ri­ence, DevCorp man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Mur­ray Thorn­ton leads the team.

“Mur­ray’s eye for de­tail and his com­mit­ment to con­tin­ued ex­cel­lence leaves a defin­ing mark on each and ev­ery DevCorp de­vel­op­ment. He’s a clas­si­cally trained car­pen­ter and very fo­cused on the small things and get­ting the so­lar as­pect right.”

The floor-to-ceil­ing glass walls in Lume en­ables home­own­ers to en­joy their views with­out in­ter­rup­tion.

“In Queens­land, that can be very im­por­tant,” Ms Thorn­ton said. “You’ll be liv­ing in a great lo­ca­tion where it is so easy to get to ei­ther of the coasts and with great ac­cess to the main road in­fra­struc­ture and the air­port too.”

The dis­play suite is open at 25 Shaf­s­ton Av­enue, Kan­ga­roo Point. Ray White New Farm agent Tom Lyne said there had never been a bet­ter time to con­sider apart­ment liv­ing in Bris­bane. “Lume has been clev­erly de­signed around putting your life­style first, with first class ameni­ties and a lo­ca­tion on the doorstep of the cul­tural hubs in Bris­bane. We an­tic­i­pate strong in­ter­est in these three bed res­i­dences be­cause Bris­bane is cur­rently ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a short­age of qual­ity apart­ment of­fer­ings.”

Lume at Kan­ga­roo Point has first class ameni­ties and is close to the city and Bris­bane’s cul­tural and din­ing hubs.

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