Sep 07 2018Add to Favorites
Erskineville in Sydney’s inner west may soon be the new affordable apartment hotspot, as the vibrant rejuvenation of the formerly industrial Ashmore Precinct hits its stride. Projects like ONE A are certainly raising the bar.
Transforming the past into the future of residential living, a project of this kind requires a large degree of smart thinking and, in collaboration, developers Linear Group and Abacus Property set out to achieve just that.
Created by Multi-disciplinary practice, Kannfinch Design, along with Breakspear Architects, ONE A comprises a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments aimed squarely at the owner-occupier.
What’s abundantly clear is that these apartments are exceptional in the way they are designed and appointed. Interior Design comes courtesy of BKH, whose eye for sophisticated textures ensures every material matches the contemporary modernist apartment designs seamlessly. Complete with a combination of timber flooring and gloss cabinetry finishes, these apartments are visually striking.
Living spaces are clearly created to be functional, whilst maintaining a pleasing aesthetic. Open-plan and spacious, there’s plenty of opportunity to add your own touch to the soothing colour schemes. Open the large glazed doors and there’s the kind of balcony that isn’t seen too often – large enough for genuine outdoor living and entertaining.
Top quality detailing is on display in kitchens, with Corian bench tops and satin-chrome tapware, softened by the warmth of oak flooring and joinery. The frosted cabinetry doors add further texture and a modern touch. And party-friendly island benches are included in some of these apartments, with space for casual breakfasts and cocktails.
Surprises and individuality again come to the fore in the bathrooms, designed to be both functional and inviting. The feature terrazzo stone detailing adds natural colour and a real grounding to these calm spaces. Add all the storage space a busy bathroom needs, top this off with quality tapware and shower fixtures, and you have yourself one luxurious bathroom.
Every project within the Ashmore Estate has been awarded via competition, resulting in some of the most innovative and highest quality designs. Take the communal areas within ONE A, for example. Genuinely inviting and perfect for relaxing or socialising, this is a true extension of the apartments. Says Executive Architect, Trevor De Waal of Kannfinch Design, “The central landscaped courtyard is a major feature of the project, it’s a really good blend of active and contemplative space.”
Anyone keeping an eye on this leafy suburb will need no convincing of its appeal. From cool cafes, local bakeries, providers and grocers to the local bar and live entertainment, Erskineville has a lot to brag about.
As for transport, ONE A couldn’t be more convenient thanks to the nearby Erskineville village and train station a ten minute walk away – just two stops gets you to the CBD.
Expansive Sydney Park is a block away for a recreational fix. And with a host of bike paths, green linkages and parks built into City of Sydney’s master plan for the area, the future of this last pocket of residential opportunity is a positive one.
With only six apartments in total remaining, buyers should act quickly. Of the six, there are four one bedroom homes, with internal areas ranging up to 90 sqm in size, starting at a minimum of $1.05million. And for $720,000, buyers can secure either of the two remaining one bedroom and study apartments, with internal spaces of up to 57 sqm.
Visit ONE A’s completed apartments, ready to move-in now. Two apartments are fully furnished and open for inspection by appointment on Thursdays between 12pm and 2pm, or Saturdays and Sundays between 10am and 12pm. Find out more HERE
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