1/335 Riding Road, Balmoral - Sold
They say street culture is the glue that holds urban environments together and if that’s the case, then by purchasing this rare, ground-floor Balmoral apartment, you’ll never come unstuck.
You see there’s plenty to love about this sophisticated, yet edgy street-side apartment residence, not least the fact it’s located in a hip and happening neighbourhood just minutes from the CBD.
Of course, that this is a rare opportunity is a fact not lost on Duke Realty Director and selling agent Sam Patterson who explains, “Ground floor apartments are definitely among the most sought after, rarely coming up because they’re so often tightly held. People love the space and the freedom that comes with street-level living and, if you add to that this apartment’s location, word on the street is that this one won’t last long.”
Offered to the market for the first time by original owners now swapping city-side living for a sea-change, this stylish abode has been immaculately maintained and comes with the added bonus of an option to purchase complete with outdoor furniture and large appliances carefully chosen to mix and match it with the apartment’s existing decor.
Positioned at the base of one of Balmoral’s most striking and contemporary three-storey complexes, the building is well-known in the neighbourhood for its tough, modern exterior which embraces cool, contemporary finishes like exposed steel, raw engineered timbers, formed concrete and darkened glass.
However, while the architecture indeed sets the tone for sophisticated city living, this strong urban aesthetic is also softened by lush and generous landscaping and the complex’s location beneath Riding Road’s famed canopy of trees. All this provides a hint for the outdoorsy lifestyle this courtyard apartment has been designed for and the subtropical greenery which lies within.
Tucked neatly behind a wrap-around block wonderwall you’ll find a generously proportioned three-bedroom apartment embracing a huge, fully tiled entertaining courtyard accessible via your own personal pathway and private pedestrian gate directly from the street.
Once inside, you’re greeted with décor that’s part concrete and part jungle, revealing the ultimate urban oasis and city-side retreat.
In addition to a large, open-plan living space embracing the outdoors via full-width bifolds, a generously proportioned main bedroom also enjoys direct courtyard access while its walk-in closet and conveniently-placed ensuite transform the space into a private resort-style retreat.
The considered floor plan also conveniently locates a compact yet well-designed kitchen which incorporates stone bench tops, two pack cabinetry, convenient appliance nook and a full suite of quality Smeg appliances while overlooking the large and fully tiled open-plan dining and living spaces, more than capable of accommodating furniture and additional storage with ease.
Meanwhile, an additional large and private main bathroom with adjacent euro laundry and linen storage is tucked neatly at the rear behind the kitchen, perfectly positioned to conveniently service both additional well sized, airy bedrooms which incorporate large windows with glimpses of courtyard greenery, as well as ducted air-conditioning and mirrored, built-in robes.
In addition to fully-tiled and landscaped side access with privately placed washing line and large, built-in metal storage locker, the residence also affords direct and easy access to dedicated and secure car parking facilities, allowing you to conveniently transport groceries from your car boot via a rear main door. Its ground-floor location means not having to negotiate stair or lift access while direct street frontage means there’s no need to usher visitors through the complex’s stylish shared lobby, making this apartment seem like more of a home.
Above all though, this city-side abode benefits greatly from its lively and loved location, all while maintaining a positively chill vibe. Located at the Oxford St end of one of the areas most well-known tree-lined arteries, you’ll find yourself in a hip and happening neighbourhood where something is always on the go.
If it’s street food you desire, a short stroll will have you sampling the modern Asian delights of the famed PawPaw Asian Kitchen or enjoying the New York-inspired fare of 5 Boroughs pizzeria, grill and burger bar located side-by-side on Riding Rd.
Nearby, the Oxford Street retail and dining strip and emerging Hawthorne Rd hub place you at the centre of a fun and vibrant local culture centred on food, entertainment, sport, community and culture, while keeping you connected with a range of transport options including local ferry terminals, bus routes and bike lanes and close proximity to the gateway providing easy access should you need to venture further afield.
At the same time, you’ll also enjoy the freedom to simply chill or just hang local, in this cool, calm, collected part of the world. Mere metres from your front door you’ll find local coffee havens ‘The Ministry of Coffee’ and ‘The Hideout’ as well as boutique hair salons and the relaxing Bulimba Day Spa, while leisurely walks to both Hawthorne and Bulimba parks further allow you to escape the daily grind and put you at ease.
All-in-all, you’ll love living street-side in this lively location as the vibrant local culture brings colour and life to your sophisticated yet edgy urban abode. Call Sam Patterson today to inspect a rare, 3 bed, ground-floor residence and enjoy the best of apartment living by securing your own urban oasis in a city-side locale.