Vivid Sydney 2019: The best homes to experience Vivid on the market
Vivid, Sydney’s larger than life architectural light show, opens this week and that can only mean one thing — a sea of onlookers will descend on the Harbour City as soon as the sun goes down.
Perhaps the only downside to the annual festival of light is the battle of the crowds, so wouldn’t it be wonderful to have your own ring side seat in the comfort of your own home?
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Sydney real estate agents have long boasted about harbour views that capture the New Year’s Eve fireworks off the bridge and waterfront, but that December 31 light show now has a contender in Vivid.
“This is definitely an exciting time of the year to be showing an apartment in the city,” said Ettiene West of Morton Real Estate who is currently selling a one-bedroom apartment on Macquarie St, Sydney overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Mr West said he even saw an increase in numbers at city open houses during Vivid due to the increase in people out and about.
“This is a time when people can really see the best of Sydney. We’re selling a lifestyle so all of these great events like Vivid and the popular Noodle Markets are changing the city centre and city north.
It is becoming a place for owner occupiers and families and they like the fact they can walk to everything,” he added.
What was once just a few coloured globes along the foreshore, Vivid, now in it’s 10th year, has become an explosion of light from Circular Quay to Taronga Zoo and beyond. Homeowners can now catch a slice of the action from several vantage points across Sydney, making an inner city apartment even more of a prize.
These Sydney apartments are front row addresses for capturing Vivid at its best, so all that is left to do is call the bank.
Sydney on show
From this CBD sky home there is a sweeping view of several Vivid stars, including the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, the MCA and Luna Park in the distance.
Museum of Contemporary Art
As well as capturing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in all its glory, this one-bedroom 83sq m apartment priced at $2.2 million overlooks another Vivid favourite in the MCA.
It’s not just south of the bridge that gets all the Vivid glory, but also at Taronga Zoo, Luna Park and in Chatswood’s centre.
This two-bedroom pad overlooks the Concourse where Vivid lights will shine bright.
Peering down on the new precinct of Barangaroo, this designer home could also capture the show lighting up The Rocks and is within walking distance to see it all.
Last year Luna Park made its Vivid debut and this year the already bright spot on Sydney’s horizon will light again.
This one-bedroom unit overlooks the harbour and the famous amusement park.
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