Savvy developers are working to cultivate apartment communities with a green heart and keeping downsizers extremely happy.
Form Landscape Architects managing director Matt Franzmann said it was a movement he was thrilled to get behind, collaborating on some of the most successful developments in the southeast corridor – including several apartment projects on the Gold Coast such as Vantage.
“Most people associate apartment living on the coastal strip with high rises and no gardens, but there’s a more relaxed green heart of the Gold Coast emerging,” Mr Franzmann said. “Vantage in the Royal Pines precinct is leading the way.”
The $200 million master-planned Vantage community at Benowa includes three completed buildings and a fourth under construction, but it’s far from a concrete jungle.
More than 70 per cent of Vantage’s Ross St site is dedicated to landscaped, open space providing a “botanic gardens’’ atmosphere.
“It’s taken two years to establish the trees but it’s wonderful to visit the site and see a developer, in this case Rayjon, really looking after the landscape. You don’t get that across the board,” Mr Franzmann said.
Vantage’s latest release Dawn will add a large area of landscaping – almost doubling the amount of communal open space – with lawns for yoga and additional barbecue areas, all defined by lush landscape.
Dawn includes two and three-bedroom apartments over 15 levels. Remaining two bedroom apartments start from $520,000.
Rayjon’s brief was to create a tropical oasis, providing privacy to ground levels and amenity to the communal spaces.