The smart thinking behind contemporary apartment developments is no longer saved just for the big projects. More and more smaller developments have just as much to give as large, inner-city towers. The Heysen in Sydney’s upper north shore is a great example.
Set in the leafy streets of Turramurra this collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments is designed to sit amongst the eucalypts in this tranquil suburb - a modern home in the kind of neighbourhood many of us remember from childhood.
Choice is the key here, with developer Aqualand keen to offer a range of homes for a mix of residents including downsizers, families and city workers looking for a quick commute. You’re just 17km from Sydney CBD and a short walk to the train station.
Aqualand have taken the time to ensure The Heysen slots into the neighbourhood with little fuss. Designing it very much on a human scale, they capped the building at four storeys for a boutique feel that marries perfectly with the leafy street.
Interiors benefit from thoughtful layouts in every room. Floor to ceiling windows feature light, classic frameworks for a more homely feel and light timber flooring for visual warmth. The light or dark palettes reflect the down to earth nature of the street, and their tone and textures mean residents will be able to add their own touch with little effort.
We love having natural gathering spots through an apartment, and the stylish pendant lights over the island bench do a great job here. Picture easy quiet breakfasts and great party gossip. Cleverly configured storage is sleek and keeps things tidy. In addition to the in-built fridge and dishwasher, premium kitchen appliances come courtesy of Miele, and include a gas four burner stove top so there’s no excuse for skimping on home-cooked meals.
Thoughtfulness continues in the bathrooms where convenient storage has been ramped up to a new level. There’s warmth from large, luxurious tiles and timber finished cabinetry. And when was the last time you checked out an apartment listing that included a bath? The shower-bath combo here gives you the best of both worlds and certainly makes the prospect of a long, well-earned soak something to look forward to.
With The Heysen’s enviable location it would be a shame to live in this street and not be able to enjoy the greenery, so north facing balconies offer the perfect outdoor connection, complete with lighting for an evening’s get together.
Sydney’s local suburban town centres are renewing themselves continuously, and Turramurra village precinct is not short on character. Grab a coffee at Replay Espresso or a bite to eat at Jack & Co. There’s plenty of shopping and dining to be done thanks to cool eateries and boutique stores just a couple of blocks from your front door.
This is old school village life brought vibrantly up to date, and when you add essentials like supermarkets and bakeries life at The Heysen just gets that little bit easier.
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