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

“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.

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