Where: 602/17 Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle
Cars spaces: Two
Price: Expressions of interest above $1.6 million
Life can be sweet if you’re living in Newcastle’s Honeysuckle Drive – just ask the locals.
PRDnationwide Newcastle director Mark Kentwell says that apartments such as 602/17 Honeysuckle Drive have become very popular because of their closeness to the harbour, the area’s restaurants, cafes and bars as well as Newcastle’s central business district (less than 1km away).
The modern sixth-floor apartment offers the best of city/coastal living, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a generous wraparound balcony as well as views of Newcastle Harbour, Nobbys Headland and the NSW coastline.
The former industrial area, which has been converted into a residential and commercial precinct, has become a magnet for Novocastrians and outsiders looking for an upmarket change of scene.
“It is quite well sought after,” Mr Kentwell says.
“People are gravitating there when they want a larger apartment and harbourfront or beachfront living as a preference. They are also looking for a study and deck-entertaining space.”
The PRD spokesman explains that the Honeysuckle Drive area became a must-have destination after its transformation from an industrial zone to a residential commercial mixed-use precinct.
“It used to be an industrial area which was transformed into a commercial/residential precinct in the late 1990s and early 2000s,” he says.
“It offers some of the region’s better dining and nightlife. Along Honeysuckle Drive and its (The) Boardwalk precinct are bars, restaurants and cafes.”
Mr Kentwell says the “penthouse apartment’s” 180-degree views are a major plus for prospective homebuyers as are contemporary fixtures/fittings and the expansive wraparound balcony.
“You can take in Nobbys Head, the cruising yacht club and the working port while preparing a feast, enjoying a bath or entertaining friends on the verandah,” he says.
The apartment’s stylish and functional kitchen offers marble benchtops and stainless steel appliances. It is part of an integrated, open-plan set-up which is ideal for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining.
Banks of windows allow the apartment to receive maximum natural light while motorised blinds protect areas from the sun’s rays when needed.
Two underground floor parking spaces and a storage cage are other major pluses.
Mr Kentwell describes the property as a “boutique”.
“This apartment is in one of the most recent buildings to be built here,” he says.
The PRD spokesman says the apartment will suit buyers from an upmarket area who are ready to “make the transition from a substantial home but don’t want to compromise on living and entertaining space”.
“It will suit professionals and wealthy retirees looking to downsize,” he says.
“It’s unlike many apartments which have cramped living and entertaining spaces. And with this apartment you can lock up and travel.”
Mr Kentwell describes initial buyer interest in the property as “strong”.
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