THE NEW AUSSIE DREAM

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Sarah D’Ar­denne, Kris Stapleton and new ad­di­tion Theo are leav­ing their three-bed­room Queens­lan­der in the sub­urbs be­hind to seek the ‘new Aus­tralian dream’ at New­stead.

New­stead Series de­vel­oper John Liv­ing­stone said gone were the days when fam­i­lies as­pired to have a quar­ter-acre block and a large back­yard.

Mr Liv­ing­stone said he was sur­prised at the num­ber of fam­i­lies that were as­pir­ing to live the ‘new Aus­tralian dream’.

“Fam­i­lies are look­ing for a change in lifestyle, low-main­te­nance homes, con­nec­tiv­ity to the city, re­tail amenity, and space to be out­doors with their chil­dren,” he said.

First-time par­ents Ms D’Ar­denne and Mr Stapleton pur­chased a lux­ury 141sq m, twobed­room, two-bath­room-plus-study apart­ment with two carparks in the New­stead Series for $830,000.

It is lo­cated in The Ajax build­ing fronting Eve­lyn St.

“As a young fam­ily and new par­ents, Kris and I are look­ing for more than just a house in the sub­urbs. We are look­ing for a truly cos­mopoli­tan lifestyle where we can hap­pily raise our chil­dren, and where I can run my busi­ness in a cen­tral lo­ca­tion, from home,” said Ms D’Ar­denne, the owner of on­line wine list Cap­tainJamesCork.com.

“We had lived in Tener­iffe for many years, and moved to Nun­dah to start a fam­ily with a large gar­den on a quiet street.

“The New­stead Series of­fers ev­ery­thing we are look­ing for – wide, tree-lined streets, a bou­tique project with gen­er­ous sized apart­ments that pro­vide a real home for our fam­ily, a large en­ter­tain­ing ter­race, and di­rect ac­cess to ex­clu­sive fa­cil­i­ties such as a pool, gym, sauna, fire pit and land­scaped gar­dens.”

Ms D’Ar­denne said be­ing a busi­ness owner and mother, the time­sav­ing fac­tor of hav­ing those ameni­ties just down­stairs and ex­clu­sive to com­plex res­i­dents was an at­trac­tive sell­ing fac­tor.

From back­yard to apart­ment liv­ing, Kris Stapleton and Sarah D'Ar­denne, with son Theo, are sell­ing their Nun­dah home to move into New­stead Series (right).

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