Governor Place – luxury apartments and retail in Barton

Market Insights
6 years ago
3 minutes

Governor Place is a new benchmark for contemporary living, including luxury apartments and extensive retail and leisure amenities in the groomed suburb of Barton.

Governor Place is a joint venture between two of Canberra’s most respected developers – Doma Group and Morris Property Group. Their forward-thinking vision combined with Stewart Architecture’s skilful design has created a precinct that offers every modern comfort to residents while embracing Canberra’s architectural heritage.

Situated on Macquarie Street, the precinct will offer a rare combination of relaxed living and retail in one of Canberra’s most exciting districts.

Governor Place is now in its third stage of development – this final stage builds on the success of the already established residential and retail outlets to introduce an additional 171 luxury apartments and even more building amenities. The apartments are available as 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residences and come in a range of floor plan layouts.article-image

The apartment interior is designed for optimum spaciousness, achieved through open plan living, accentuated by floor to ceiling windows that allow natural light to fill the living space. Flush mounted ceiling lighting adds a modern feel to the interior design and colours the room with a warm glow during the evening. Lush carpets across the living area and bedroom help in creating a cosy lifestyle all year round.

The bedrooms are generously lit by full height windows that open up to a private balcony for you to enjoy alone with a book or with your coffee-drinking partner of choice. 


Quality reigns without compromise in the kitchen. Solid stone benchtops and German AEG appliances are fitted seamlessly and white cabinetry and premium tiling underfoot marry up harmoniously. A second bench extends across the length of the kitchen ensuring you will never be wanting for preparation space – it is also perfect for serving up delicious food for your family or guests.

The bathroom is fitted with luxury Grohe fixtures, bringing European quality to upgrade your morning routine. Natural tones and feature joinery transform the room into a spa-like sanctuary – and with ample storage and a dual towel rack, the bathroom simply exudes effortless living.

In addition to a vibrant retail destination within the Governor Place precinct, which includes a boutique grocer, florist, restaurants and cafes, the building has many other residential amenities. Landscaped communal gardens are perfect for peaceful afternoons and if you pride yourself on being an excellent host, the entertainment deck with feature BBQ facilities will be your ideal setting.article-image

One of many factors driving the popularity of the mixed-use development is the vibrant and historically-rich surrounding neighbourhood. Set amongst one of Australia's most ceremonial areas, the apartments have panoramic views of Canberra’s iconic landmarks. Just a stroll away, Lake Burley Griffin is an inviting scene of picnickers and nature-lovers – and if you’re the sporty type, Barton Tennis Club and Manuka Pool are also within walking distance.

If a weekend of cultural indulgence is on the cards, you will be spoiled for choice in Barton. Popular national institutions in the area include Parliament House, the National Library of Australia, the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery – all of these are located within a 3-5 minute drive. And if the city is calling, Canberra’s CBD can be reached by car in just 7 minutes making for an unbeatable commute.

The final development stage of residential apartments is now close to completion and is set to be finished towards the end of October 2017. With apartments starting at just $399,000, Governor Place is making quality living truly achievable.

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