Off-the-plan apartments becoming popular for their flexible design
Evolve apartments in Chermside offer flexible off-the-plan design.The family worked closely with the developers to customise the already luxurious three-bedroom penthouse to best suit the families needs, with changes made throughout the apartment.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“We really wanted to enjoy the fantastic views from our apartment and integrate the indoor and outdoor living space, so we upgraded to a bifolding door on the main balcony,” Mr Paterson said.Other changes included converting the walk in wardrobe to a study, upgrading to timber plank tiles, customised lighting and switching and a highly customised kitchen and cabinetry. “The customisations we have made to our penthouse will make the transition from family home to apartment seamless, we look forward to moving in over the next few weeks,” Mr Paterson said.Buying off the plan has become increasingly popular among the owner-occupier market as developers sweeten the deal with a level of customisation that goes beyond the choice of two colour schemes. Evolve apartments in ChermsideCUSTOMISED apartments are in demand with owner-occupiers wanting more say in their living space and at least one developer willing to provide it.Petrie resident Mark Paterson and his family have purchased a three-bedroom penthouse at OpenCorp’s Evolve in Chermside, and have been able to make some substantial design changes.Together with his wife and three children, Mark said they decided to purchase an apartment off the plan to downsize their family home and be closer to the city.“We were attracted to Evolve for multiple reasons, we wanted to downsize, be closer to the city and live in a spacious apartment that would get great city views; Evolve ticked all the boxes,” Mr Paterson said. Evolve apartments in ChermsideOpenCorp director Allister Lewison said when they first launched the Evolve project they received strong interest from the owner-occupier market who were looking for a wide variety of spacious, well designed dwellings in an inner-city location.“Our designs already had a strong focus on long-term living, but we wanted to take this further by allowing buyers greater levels of customisation with their apartments,” Mr Lewison said.“We gave buyers the opportunity to create the most desirable homes for their families with small changes throughout.”“We enjoy being able to offer greater levels of customisation than typically offered in off-the-plan purchases when the time frame allows, the process of working with the buyer and making small adjustments to deliver a favourable outcome is a unique opportunity as developers.”The $34 million Evolve, designed by Tonic Architects, is a 10-storey development, delivering 72 large apartments.Located 9km’s from the Brisbane CBD in a quiet pocket of Chermside, Evolve is two minutes from Westfield Chermside and close to dining precincts.