Newstead is home to four new architectural icons born over coffee

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first_imgThe architecture of the four buildings and the central backyard concept is what sets the Newstead Series development apart.A SITE previously held for 103 years is now the location of a series of four architectural icons, a building concept thought up by a developer and his friends over a coffee.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone is behind the Newstead Series, a collection of four boutique buildings with a total of 300 apartments and townhomes, which was born over a coffee date with some mates.Named after Australia’s famous wool presses, the four buildings are The Carlyle, The Donaldson, The Ajax and The Koerstz.With construction by Watpac well underway, completion is set for the end of the year with 90 per cent sold.Livingstone said the Series prime location was the biggest influence on the project, catering to local downsizes and young professionals looking for an upgraded lifestyle.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone and leading architect Liam Proberts from Bureau Proberts collaborated on the Newstead Series.“We see this side of Newstead as an exclusive owner-occupier enclave bounded by wide tree-lined streets,” he said.“You can get into the hustle and bustle of the city and Gasworks and then retreat back to this quiet enclave of Newstead North.”Leading architect Liam Proberts of Bureau Proberts said the project was quite distinctive as they were able to create configuration concepts from what was an untouched opportunity.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We came onto this project at the right time when council was looking to the future of the area, which meant we were essentially able to work with them to create the best possible outcome,” Proberts said.“We wanted to design a formation that would engage this collection of buildings with the community, using suburban scale artwork.”BCM real estate Home magazine for April 29: Newstead Series. John Livingstone and Liam Proberts.Across the four buildings buyers can choose from around 120 design configurations, meaning the majority of apartments and townhomes will have some unique features.Proberts said the “backyard” concept of the development was something that he loved.The Newstead Series has poured $2 million into the “backyard” which is central to the four buildings.The landscaping includes a 25 metre swimming pool, open lawns, outdoor dining areas, an outdoor LED cinema screen, outdoor gymnasium, sauna, communal herb gardens and a fire pit.“I love the Newstead Series backyard, it’s the one thing missing from most residential developments, so these four buildings are able to provide the backyard through the central landscape oasis,” he said.Newstead Series backyard.The Newstead Series hosted an evening for buyers and interested public at Rogue Bar and Bistro earlier this year with Proberts attending as a special guest, alongside Livingstone, and Ray White sales executive Hamish Bowman.The dynamic team spoke about some of the inspiration behind the collection with Proberts citing teamwork between council, developer, builder, artists and locals in the design process as a key defining factor of the project.last_img

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