GOLD Coast developer Aniko Group has struck a chord with lifestyle property buyers with its latest apartment project, the $55 million Three 72 Marine at Labrador.
The premium resort-style development has been warmly received by the market since its launch earlier this year as more than 80 per cent of the 108 apartments on offer have already sold to a mix of owner occupiers and investors.
The development, enhanced by a prime location offering uninterrupted views of the Broadwater and South Stradbroke Island, brings a new level of residential amenity to Labrador. Construction is well under way and completion is expected in April next year.
The Marine Parade site, bought for $3.85 million, will also offer residents the option of spectacular parkland vistas, city views towards Surfers Paradise and Southport or the verdant backdrop of the Hinterland to the west.
Aniko Group, founded and headed by highly experienced developer George Mastrocostas, has drawn inspiration from the relaxed Labrador lifestyle to create a landmark 14-storey building that is enhanced by spacious living areas and superior shared facilities.
An impressive resort-style lobby will give the casual visitor just a hint of the first-class amenities that lie within, including a residents’ lounge, pool, sauna and barbecue facilities.
There’s also an outdoor cinema and children’s indoor play area with a glass wall looking through to the fitness centre. There’s even a wash bay where residents can rinse off their pets’ sandy paws after a leisurely morning stroll by the water.
Mr Mastrocostas says the thoughtful design, which includes a Zen garden, is aimed at promoting community living – an attribute he is looking to accentuate throughout all of Aniko Group’s future communities.
“These communal spaces create a sense of belonging which perfectly balances and complements the absolute privacy that each of our residents will enjoy in their own apartment,” he says.
Apartments at Three 72 Marine feature spacious open-plan living areas in a variety of floorplans.
One- and two-bedroom apartments range in size from 63sqm to 93sqm, while those with a study range from 105sqm to 119sqm. All three-bedroom apartments are plus study and offer 138sqm of open living space.
“We’ve purposely offered buyers more flexibility with the choice of floorplans,” says Mr Mastrocostas.
“That’s important even for investors who still view the Gold Coast as an aspirational market where they could potentially stay in their apartment during the holidays or relocate here sometime down the track.
“All apartments boast a sophisticated, contemporary design with a superior level of finish throughout. There’s no compromise and our buyers have recognised this.”
The building includes water efficient fixtures and fittings as well as energy-saving communal lighting.
Buyers from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne represent the dominant sales profile for Three 72 Marine. Offshore purchasers make up about 5 per cent of sales.
Three 72 Marine is located close to Harbour Town shopping centre, and Labrador’s waterfront restaurant and café strip.
Mr Mastrocostas, with a background in engineering, has 16 years’ experience in the property industry.
In that time, he has created more than 1000 luxurious residences in some of south-east Queensland’s premier addresses.
Aniko Group’s current development portfolio includes commercial and residential projects that are defined by innovation and architectural excellence.