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Paris, New York, London"¦Brisbane

The Property Addict / Travel

Nov 14 2016

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Editorial by Julia Hughes Photos supplied There's no doubt Brisbane has upped its game in recent years. Not content with having the best weather in Australia (2792 hours of sunshine a year) and easy access to some of the world's most beautiful beaches (Noosa, Gold Coast etc.), Brisbane has transformed itself into a hotbed of cutting-edge food and cultural expression " while still retaining that relaxed Queensland vibe. Voted the 25th best city in the world by Monocle Magazine, Brisbane gets tops mark for climate, public transport, multiculturalism and tolerance, urban design, architecture, thriving restaurants and cafes, outdoor lifestyle and the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) "� a truly international attraction. xscreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-53-10-pm Brisbane's West End in particular has undergone rapid change and urban renewal to become a diverse mix of residential, retail, food and cultural areas. Perfectly situated on Brisbane River, 1km from the CBD and next to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), it's become one of the city's most sought after locations. Thanks to developer Sekisui House's West Village project, West End is about to become even buzzier. Built around the former Peter's Ice Cream Factory, West Village sets a benchmark for urban renewal and design. Inspired by New York boroughs and European cities like Copenhagen and Barcelona, plans for West Village include a hive of bars, cafes, boutiques, piazza's and gardens. Key to the project design is laneways between buildings and throughout the retail precinct to create an intimate village feel. x1screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-54-29-pm Incorporating the heritage ice cream factory buildings, West Village's seven separate apartment buildings each have their own distinct style and character, all surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Inside the apartments interior designers Hayball promise "generous living celebrating the quintessential Brisbane outdoor/indoor living environment." With the emphasis on community and outdoor leisure, residents of West Village will enjoy a podium pool as well as luxury communal rooftop with pizza oven, fridges, teppanyaki BBQ, fire pit and outdoor cinema screen. Reflecting it's positioning next to Brisbane's cultural precinct, West Village also boasts artist-in-residence studios, a knowledge incubator and dedicated community-use studios. x2screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-55-46-pm "Sekisui House has a proven track record of transforming places and revitalising entire precincts to create thriving communities, including Sydney's Central Park," says Link National Sales Director Rhys Morgan. "West Village is an extremely exciting and innovative development for Brisbane, that provides an ideal living, dining and entertainment space for professionals and families," he says. While perhaps yet to be among the world's most famous and influential cities, Brisbane offers a lifestyle other places can only dream of. screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-54-43-pm Construction on West Village has commenced with stage 1 completion in 2018. For more information see www.westvillage.com.au xscreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-41-15-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-55-14-pmscreen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-55-30-pmx3screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-54-14-pm screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-53-58-pm screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-53-49-pm screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-53-38-pm screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-53-28-pm screen-shot-2016-11-14-at-5-53-19-pm

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