Downsizing from a home to an apartment often means leaving the backyard behind, but developer Ideal Property has created two ‘Garden Homes’ designed to blend the best aspects of both styles of property so buyers don’t have to choose.
The Garden Homes are located on the podium level of Banc, a new luxury riverfront apartment building in Toowong, and are being delivered in response to increasing demand from high-end downsizers who want to continue to enjoy a garden without the hassle of extensive landscaping and maintenance.
Garden Home residents will have access to their own 227sqm outdoor entertainment area, providing plenty of room for a private garden, which will be bordered by lush tropical landscaping which can be maintained by Banc’s body corporate.
The landscaping will frame views across the river, with the Garden Homes boasting 12 metres of frontage, along with easy access to Banc’s on site pool, barbeque terrace and exclusive Winebanc – a dedicated residents’ only wine cellar and tasting room.
Designed by award-winning WMK Architecture, the spacious Garden Homes – which offer up to 404sqm- feature three bedrooms, two living rooms, two bathrooms and two car bays, and are priced from $2.45 million.
The Garden Homes are located on the podium level of Banc with a dedicated entry which is separate to the lift access for upper levels, ensuring maximum peace and privacy.
Ideal Property director John Li says Banc is the ideal address for downsizers who want to transition to an apartment without compromising their lifestyle.
“One of the key differences between a home and an apartment is the backyard or outdoor living space. We recognise that there are an increasing number of inner city buyers who want the convenience of apartment living without losing the amenity of a garden or private leafy entertainment area,” he said.
“The upside for these purchasers is that the landscaping surrounding their home can be maintained by Banc’s body corporate, which means if they travel they don’t have to worry about the upkeep of the gardens.
“Banc’s Garden Homes are all about accommodating high-end downsizers who are seeking the finer things in life, and to this end we have included top shelf fittings including Gaggenau, Miele and Liebherr appliances, along with natural stone and timber finishes throughout.
“From large, liveable outdoor dining spaces comprising built-in barbeques and wine fridges to the lush foliage offering complete privacy, while framing panoramic views of the Brisbane River and cityscape, the Garden Homes will be a treat to come home to each day.
“Banc is the result of the hard work of a first-class team of architects and designers, so the outcome is a perfectly finished, bespoke home that brings together all of the elements of fine living..”
WMK Architect Russell Grady says Banc’s design epitomises true luxury.
“The invitingly spacious Garden Homes have been designed to exude the luxurious lifestyle associated with a private home right on the Brisbane River,” he said.
“The choice to deliver home-sized apartments – with two living rooms and larger bedrooms was a deliberate decision by Ideal Property to target the owner occupier market and to increase the quality of lifestyle for residents.”
The Banc sales centre is open to the public Thursday from 5pm to 7pm and Saturday from 12pm to 5pm. All other inspection times are by appointment. For more information, please contact 1300 686 007.