The development celebrates traditional features such as weatherboards and vertical join with generous-sized spaces and simple, clean lines.
An innovative new project was launched on the market last month, offering 13 new residences in the heart of historic Herston.
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Colliers International associate director (residential) Rachel Hutson, who is marketing the project on behalf of developers Ention, says the inquiries since the September launch have been “overwhelming”.
Ciel Residences has nine apartment residences, and four modern Queenslander terraces, designed to reference the traditional Queenslander home.
“The majority have come from local downsizers and professional couples who love the area and want to stay local but, until now, haven’t been able to find high-quality new properties of this size to suit their needs,” Ms Hutson said.
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“We have sold the crowning penthouse for just over $1m, and have received more than 170 registrations of interest on the remaining 12 properties that we’re currently working through.
“We expect that these will sell quickly due to the uniqueness of the properties.”
Ms Hutson said Sparc Architects had designed Ciel Residences, which would deliver nine apartment residences and four modern Queenslander terraces.
“They are designed to reference the traditional Queenslander home, celebrating features such as weatherboards and vertical join with generous spaces and simple, clean lines softened by the use of timber and natural stone,” she said.
“These properties are so unique in their composition and location that it’s hard to narrow it down to just one thing that sets them apart from others.
“There’s nothing else like this on the market, and certainly not in this area at the moment.”
The Spar Architects-designed development will deliver 13 new residences.
Ms Hutson said if she had to pick just one thing that stood out above other new projects coming onto the market, it would be the size.
“The average size of the apartments is 170sq m, well above the average for a three-bedroom apartment,” she said.
“It was important to the developers, Ention, in designing the apartments, that they catered to real people and how they live, with generous spaces, plenty of natural light and storage throughout, and two car parks for each.
“The terraces are also very large — each over 200sq m internally — totalling over 280sq m, on average.”
Ms Hutson said Ention recently completed the luxury Emyrean apartments at Wooloowin and had developed a signature style of delivering oversized floor plans and using high-end materials created from natural elements.
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“Each of the luxury apartments within Ciel Residences is singular in its design, from the sprawling homelike courtyard apartments to the crowning penthouse, with generous spaces and clean, modern lines framing leafy northeast facing views,” she said.