THE NEW AUSSIE DREAM
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).