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Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the cur­rent trends in North Amer­ica, Indigo Build­ing Group has re­leased its lat­est development to the mar­ket

Prim­rose35 at Sher­wood.

Broth­ers Pa­trick and David Hunt have worked to­gether for about 25 years, on ev­ery­thing from ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed homes, ren­o­va­tions and small to medium-sized de­vel­op­ments. David said about four years ago they started to spe­cialise in “bou­tique” de­vel­op­ments pro­duc­ing com­plexes con­tain­ing 12 to 20 apart­ments.

Prim­rose35, which has been two years in the mak­ing, fits their spe­cial­ity, with 13 apart­ments, al­most half, al­ready sold.

“In terms of fitout, I did a bit of in­ter­na­tional travel over in North Amer­ica and came up with some con­cepts there, which we’ve di­rectly put into these units in terms of join­ery, colours and light­ing,” David said.

Pa­trick said the in­flu­ences were es­pe­cially no­tice­able in the Ital­ian-de­sign kitchen.

“He (David) put an Ital­ian de­signed kitchen, which was cus­tom-made for the North Amer­i­can mar­ket and the Cana­dian mar­ket, and we ap­plied those fin­ishes to the apart­ments here.”

David said this was the third development in Sher­wood in as many years, and thought it was the best street in terms of amenity.

“In terms of the ar­chi­tec­ture, we chose to go for an owner-oc­cu­pier type project,” he said.

“We could have got prob­a­bly an­other four or five units, but we re­duced the num­ber of units and made them big­ger to suit downsizers.

“We used an ar­chi­tec­tural firm, May­hill Plan­ning & Ar­chi­tec­ture with the brief of want­ing some­thing that pops out and some­thing a lit­tle bit more at­trac­tive than the de­vel­op­ments around us.”

He said they had in­vested in a qual­ity fitout, mak­ing the bath­rooms and kitchens more lux­u­ri­ous and the feed­back from po­ten­tial buy­ers was that they were im­pressed.

Pa­trick said it’s the lit­tle touches that seem to im­press buy­ers, ev­ery­thing from the colour pal­ette to LED strip light­ing in the kitchen draw­ers and pantry.

He said a larger draw­card was the sub­stan­tial stor­age sought by downsizers and the car stack­ers that pro­vided more park­ing space for res­i­dents.

“It’s an in­no­va­tion that’s com­ing and we in­cor­po­rated it in an ear­lier project. We were the first to do it in the area,” Pa­trick said.

“We work with coun­cil to pro­vide a pretty good amenity to the own­ers and it cer­tainly takes the traf­fic off the street.”

Indigo Build­ing Group's lat­est bou­tique development in Sher­wood, Prim­rose35 has in­no­va­tive de­sign con­cepts sourced from North Amer­ica.

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