VIEWS JUST THE START
A new developer, a radio announcer and a sales guru make for an amazing team behind the exclusive Nido Apartments in Ascot.
The 12-apartment complex, developed by Definitive Developments, and sitting on the hill over Ascot, won over Nova 106.9FM breakfast show personality David “Luttsy” Lutteral.
The announcer said he had lived in the area for the last eight years or so and, during various degrees of fitness, would run up the steep hill Nido was being built on. “I would stand on top of that hill and think what a great location it would be to live,” Mr Lutteral said. “You can see over to Mt Coot-tha and round the bend of the river along Kingsford Smith Drive.”
New to the development game, but with loads of experience in the building industry, Definitive director Dave Seeney said getting the project off the ground was challenging, but he loved seeing it unfold.
With a target demographic from mid-40s to retirement years, Mr Seeney said it was important to provide exceptional space and take advantage of the stunning views on the site, which he and interior designer wife Miranda came across on realestate.com.au
“The site works for so many different reasons,” he said. “There was potential at the beginning to put more units on the site and cutting it up as much as possible, but we held ourselves back knowing the area and what the area required. We knew people ... would want two to three-bedroom apartments and bathrooms with two-car accommodation.”
Place Projects marketing and sales manager Wes Press said he was getting inquiries mainly from locals or people who had left the area and wanted back in. With 50 per cent sold, and practical completion on track for June, Mr Press said it appealed to owner-occupiers.
Two-bedroom apartments start at 109sq m for $765,000, with three-bedroom apartments from 142sq m from $925,000. The communal recreation area makes full use of the view, with a 25sq m viewing platform.
Right: Nova’s David ‘Luttsy’ Lutteral on site at Nido Apartments in Ascot with Wes Press from Place Projects and Definitive Developments director Dave Seeney.