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Sydney’s high-rise towers risk making us sick: architects

October 4, 2018

Apartment Love Buying Tips Market News Property News

Some of Sydney’s leading urban designers have called for a rethink on high-rise residential developments with warnings that long, dark corridors, balconies too windy to sit on and apartments with no cross-ventilation are damaging people’s health and well-being. “Physically, these buildings are sick,” said Benjamin Driver, architect and senior urban designer with Hill Thails Architecture […]

BRISBANE’S 4 BEST DOWNSIZER SUBURBS

July 16, 2018

Apartment Love Downsizing Tips Feature Article Local News

Many of our clients don’t even wait for the kids to fly the coup before they downsize. Life’s so busy, they just want the convenience of living in an apartment where everything’s taken care of. And what are the suburbs they’re flocking to? Well, we thought we’d make a list for you to peruse while […]

36 Hours in Byron Bay (Winter)

June 21, 2018

Apartment Love Feature Article Local News

Pack your overnight bag, lock and leave your Zahra apartment, jump in the car and you’re off . . . it’s a cruisy one-and-three-quarter hour drive. Take a left off the M1 at the Byron Bay turnoff and prepare to relax! First stop – The Farm. It’s become a haven for locals and tourists alike, […]

Gallery Event: TW Fine Art’s Kimberley Rowe Exhibition

June 19, 2018

Apartment Love Feature Article Home Presentation Tips Local News Suburb Profiles

There was a strong turnout to welcome LA artist Kimberley Rowe to Brisbane last week at the TW Fine Art Gallery just across the road from our office in the James St Precinct. Kimberley’s cutting-edge use of mark-making, colour and materials makes her a great fit for Tove Langridge’s gallery whose clientele hails from all […]

Million Dollar Apartments: London, New York and Brisbane

August 30, 2016

Apartment Love Development News Library

We thought it would be fun to compare million dollar apartments in Brisbane to NYC and London and see the value for money – after all, Brisbane is a New World City now. So what does $2,000,000 (thereabouts) get you in these great cities? London: You get a 92m2 two bedder in Richmond Hill, that […]

5 Things Apartment Living Saves You From Doing!

July 26, 2016

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Now that we live in an apartment we’ve discovered 5 things about apartment living we love not doing! Oh and by the way, in the spirit of full disclosure, that’s not our apartment pictured unfortunately. OMG, we wish it was. It happens to be the Sky Mansion we’re selling in Banc – but that’s another story. Back […]

A Guide to Dogs in Apartments

June 13, 2016

Apartment Love Downsizing Tips Library

We’ve been asked by a few prospective Banc residents whether the project is pet friendly. Thankfully, the developer recognised that luxury downsizers still want their pooches to join them in their new digs (who else is that excited when you get home?) So we thought we’d look into some of the ways pet owners can […]

Australia’s Top 5 Interior Designers

June 13, 2016

Apartment Love Library Market News

After one of our clients from the weekend exclaimed, “WOW! SJB are one of Australia’s top 5 Interior Designers!!” (they did the interiors for Banc), we thought we’d put a list together to celebrate design across Australia. Here are our Top 5 favourite Interior Designers (according to H & H): CHENCHOW LITTLE – Having just won […]

The Joy of Downsizing for Empty-Nesters

May 23, 2016

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“Getting happiness often starts with letting go!” by Karen Hutton It was 1977. I was 12. And I remember desperately wanting a pair of black lycra leggings. Just like the ones Olivia Newton John wore in Grease. Those leggings would give me all the most wonderful feelings; I was sure of it. With those leggings I’d […]

3 Bedroom Apartment Prices Report: 4005 & 4006

February 24, 2016

Apartment Love Library Market News

What are 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car apartments in postcodes 4005 and 4006 selling for? Here’s a snapshot of recent sales: 9/218 Bowen Terrace, New Farm — $1,050,000 1/283 Bowen Terrace, New Farm — $1,655,000 33/341 Bowen Terrace, New Farm — $1,075,000 6/32 Hazlewood Street, New Farm — $1,070,000 3231/30 Hollins Crescent, New Farm […]

This Apartment Life

February 24, 2016

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Pete and I are finally walking the talk. This week we moved into an apartment! And I have to say – total bliss. Of course getting ready for the move and moving day was (worthwhile) utter pandemonium. But I spent the last couple of months when I had an hour or two up my sleeve […]

Game Changing Storage Ideas for Apartment Dwellers

January 26, 2016

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One of the most common concerns buyers have when purchasing a new apartment (and coming from a house) is: “How much storage will I have?” Here’s a list of the various options you can incorporate into your apartment to significantly increase its storage capabilities (that you may not have considered yet): The ‘over car bonnet’ […]

Apartment Living Insight: Over 55 and Overlooked?

January 19, 2016

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With children grown, debts cleared, inheritances collected and professional maturity achieved, you’re ready for new experiences and lifestyle solutions. You want to live in better and new circumstances; often that means leaving a large family home for a luxury apartment that’s lower maintenance in a prime location. The problem is, the average property developer has no idea how […]

5 Mistakes Baby Boomers Make When Downsizing To Apartment Living

November 18, 2015

Apartment Love Buying Tips Downsizing Tips Library

Baby boomers downsizing want to maintain or enhance their lifestyle and ‘live it up’ in their later years. Here are some avoidable downsizing real estate mistakes. Not downsizing soon enough. Big homes come with big bills. Downsizing sooner rather than later can keep extra cash in your bank account longer. Some baby boomers wait until […]

Why a Banc Butler’s Pantry is Good for Your Health

October 25, 2015

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Bestselling author and food guru Michael Pollan sets out a plan to steer us away from the Western diet of processed ‘edible-food-like-substances’ to more traditional diets. In his book, ‘Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual’ the number one rule is: ‘Eat mostly plants – especially leaves.’ Now this won’t be news to most of you. We […]

Top 5 Reasons to Live in a Luxury Apartment

October 8, 2015

Apartment Love Buying Tips Feature Article Library

Pete and I once traded life in the ‘burbs for a new inner-city two-storey luxury apartment. It was wonderful for so many reasons, but ultimately it didn’t work out for us, as our girls were aged 13 and 11, so our timing was a little bit early! But these are the reasons we loved our […]

New Release Of Riverfront Luxury Apartments Toowong

September 26, 2015

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Luxury agents Hutton & Hutton have been appointed to market Banc, an ultra-luxury, boutique apartment tower in Toowong which is due to be formally released for sale in November. Expressions of interest are currently being taken.

How to Recognise ‘Real Luxury’ New Apartments

August 25, 2015

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So much of what we see on the market today is being sold as ‘rare’, ‘limited edition’, ‘unique’ or ‘luxury’. Just the other day we saw an off-plan offering of new apartments  being touted as having 23 penthouses. How is that possible in a narrow building? Has the definition of a penthouse changed? That kind of superlative-laden […]

Apartment Styling Idea: Terrariums By Bella

July 7, 2015

Apartment Love Home Presentation Tips Library Local News

Pete and I love the artistic vibe that’s been going on in Brisbane for some time now. It’s a vibe that can easily be incorporated into your apartment. And it’s an apartment styling idea that’s affordable. …We bring you the clever terrarium compositions of Bella Cameron.