First home buyers can embrace life in a new light at Lumia

Market Insights
2 years ago
4 minutes

While there’s an assumption that first home buyers need to sacrifice style and amenities to get onto the property ladder, Lumia at The Orchards offers an extremely rare opportunity to enter the market with little to no sacrifice. 

This high-end development is ideally positioned at Norwest in Sydney’s Hills district and as part of their new Spring Campaign is now offering eligible first home buyers a saving of over $40,000* on all one-bedroom apartments priced under $650,000 with only a 1%* deposit. 


Nestled within the lush green spaces and parklands of the $1 billion master-planned community The Orchards, Lumia marks the award-winning development’s stage 3 release with 330 luxury apartments. Presented in a range of floor plans to suit any lifestyle, Lumia offers a range of one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as an exclusive four-bedroom penthouse for the most discerning of buyers. Lumia also offers one and two-bedroom Max apartments designed with more space to maximise living. 

Developed by multi-award-winning global developer Sekisui House, in collaboration with architects Turner Studio, each apartment has been crafted to maximise its residents’ day-to-day lifestyle through its harmonious blend of craftsmanship, style, location and amenities. Growthbuilt has been awarded the construction contract for Lumia with construction commencing in October 2021.

Dan Szwaj, Director of Turner Studio, comments that Lumia’s position within the 8.1-hectare master-planned community and Norwest makes it an extremely attractive property for those looking to purchase an apartment in Sydney’s metro region. “Lumia has a strong connection to the natural surroundings whilst enjoying the urban amenity offered by Norwest Business Park and the new Metro Norwest station, which are within easy walking distance,” he says. 


The natural elements of the original site have been carefully maintained and integrated into the development. As a result, Lumia’s building form sits harmoniously with the natural landscape. Set within a pristine nature site alongside a creek, walkways and cycling paths, this development is as much about urban amenities as it is about reconnecting with nature. Onsite, The Orchards will feature a host of recreational amenities in the future, including a 1.4-hectare public park, an outdoor cinema, cafe, breakout green spaces, a lagoon pool, community centre, fitness centre and indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools.

The eco-conscious first home buyer will also be excited to find the development features a range of sustainable elements, with the most notable being its integration of renewable power. The common areas and site facilities are all powered by solar panels spanning the size of 24 tennis courts. The Orchards’ energy solution is geared to drastically reduce carbon emissions and has the equivalent impact of planting approximately 15,000 trees each year. George Gesouras, Project Director of Sekisui House, explains, “It’s all about the future; clever design brings ongoing benefit to residents. Sekisui House prides itself on doing things better. We seek to create homes and communities that improve with time and last for generations.” 


Earlier this year, Sekisui House announced that Lumia would be delivered ahead of schedule to meet the increasing buyer demands.  David Lee, Sales Manager for Development and Communities at Sekisui House, says, “Buyer confidence is at an all-time high with the Reserve Bank indicating that the cash rate will remain steady for three years. Our success in 2020 was primarily due to the introduction of the government’s HomeBuilder Grant. In addition, the First Home Buyers Grant and stamp duty exemptions all equated to savings of over $40,000 for qualifying purchasers.”

“These government incentives have brought forward the launch of Lumia and will also likely bring forward the launch of phase two, intentionally designed with a large range of smaller apartments which is expected to accommodate first home buyers.” he continues.

The Orchards was named the winner of the TUD Award for Excellence in Design Innovation for 2020. For more information on Lumia or to start your property journey, click here. 

*Terms and conditions apply, offer is available for a limited time only. Enquire today to check your eligibility.