DUBBED THE MODERN QUEENSLANDER, DEVELOPERS OF THE ISON COLLECTION HAVE CREATED ‘CITY HOMES’ -- A SCALED DOWN HOUSE FOR BUYERS WANTING AN ALTERNATIVE TO AN APARTMENT.
It’s not quite a house but it’s more than your typical apartment or townhouse. Developer P3 Group is calling it the “City Home” – a scaleddown version of a typical house.
Six four bedroom, tri-level city homes have been built in the Ison Collection, on Ison St at Morningside. A further six three bedroom trilevel city homes are being built as part of the adjacent Lawson Collection on Lawson St.
Glenn Baird of P3 Projects, the developer, said the homes were a “21st century reimagination of the traditional Queenslander”.
“Like the traditional Queenslander, the homes take advantage of natural light, open plan living, and cross way airflow,” he said.
“They have taken on those qualities but then embraced that modern inner-city, lowmaintenance lifestyle.”
Smaller than a typical house but bigger than an average townhouse, the 300sq m tri-level homes have been built on smaller, manageable lots, with residents entering the main living spaces from the second level.
Entry to each home is via a landscaped courtyard or from the secure, two car automatic garage, with the spacious private master suite occupying the balance of the second level. The upper level comprises an Italian-made kitchen, generous living areas and an expansive entertainer’s terrace.
Additional bedrooms, a multipurpose room, study nook, utility rooms and a private courtyard are on the lower level.
Each home also boasts a 3.12kW solar power system connected to a battery-ready, Home Energy Management System.
Mr Baird said the technology could easily run airconditioning and heating systems, and would cater for the addition of a batterypowered car in the future. Outside, artificial grass replaces the usual turfed lawns.
“The use of artificial grass is still a bit unusual, it’s not typical in new developments, but these are all about low maintenance,” Mr Baird said. To date, two city homes have sold to a young professional family and emptynesters, and one is under contract.
The remaining homes in the Ison Collection are priced from $1.095 million to $1.195 million, with only one being sold as freehold.
Jillian Wilkinson bought one of the two freehold Ison homes: “It’s not like an apartment at all. It’s like having a smaller house,” she said.
Homes within the Lawson Collection are expected to be completed early next year, and offered to the market within the first quarter.
Meanwhile, one of the two original character homes – Lawson – has been listed for sale, with the four-bedroom beauty fully renovated. The Ison character home will be up for grabs soon.
All of the homes are within easy reach of the lifestyle hubs of Hawthorne and Bulimba, public transport corridors and the Brisbane River. “Our focus has been on delivering a lifestyle option with a low-maintenance footprint,” Mr Baird said.
The Ison Collection consists of six four-bedroom, tri-level city homes on Ison St, Morningside. The townhomes are a “21st century reimagination of the traditional Queenslander” with a focus on a low-maintenance lifestyle.