New townhouses keep with style and character of suburb
A luxe development at Morningside in Brisbane’s east is perfect for buyers seeking both plenty of space and luxury.
Each townhouse is over four levels with individual lifts and private rooftops with prime city views.
Developer Justin O’Donnell, of JSO Development, said the demographic for this type of dwelling ranged from buyers in their mid 30s, who want the lifestyle, through to retirees who love the idea of their own lift.
Before building the six townhouses, Mr O’Donnell purchased the site from Glenda Spranklin, who was the only owner of the property.
“She built the house in the late 1940s. The house was in no condition to be kept so demolishing it was the only path forward,” Mr O’Donnell said.
“We feel we have done a fantastic job in keeping with the character and style of the local area. “
Mr O’Donnell said there were two reasons why he built on the site.
“I built the house next door and always chatted with Glenda the neighbour,” he said.
“When she decided to go into a nursing home I told her I’d love to build on it. The other reason is that it’s a great spot; only minutes’ walk to cafes, restaurants and one of the last remaining butchers in the entire area.”
Mr O’Donnell said: “Each home is huge, but in keeping to the character, we created the Queenslander theme, with different angles to make it feel smaller from the front, so we didn’t ostracise the location.
“We didn’t want it to feel like a beast from the front, even though they are very large.
“We did the lifts because of the height and the four storeys, to make it easy to access every level.
“The interior offers a soft feel. Every level is concrete, so there’s no noise transparency. The soft palate gives it a contemporary, Hamptons-style feel.”
The homes are low maintenance, including the use of artificial turf, Mr O’Donnell said.
Place Bulimba selling agent Matthew Hackett said one of the many drawcards to the development was that people loved to be able to walk to the nearby park, shops and have public transport options close by. He said it also offered easy access to residents heading to the north and south coasts.