The Parry precinct. Have you heard of it? If you haven’t you will, its Newcastle’s answer to Surry Hills. Boutique living, shopping and dining. The talk among architects, town planning consultants and developers is that Newcastle is buzzing, that there is optimism about the future of the city. And that the Parry Precinct is becoming a sought-after residential precinct.
Of course we all knew that Newcastle is awesome. And if we think about it, of course it makes sense that inner city living near conveniences is a get-in-while-you can opportunity.
Thursday marked a continuation of to what is transforming Newcastle. 100 people filled the rooms of First National Newcastle in its opening of Parry Grande, a 31-apartment high quality, low volume, boutique development.
Targeted at people within a 5km radius, Merewether and Hamilton residents absorbed the insights shared by senior architect Shane Smede on the opportunities that come from working on a development of a larger and less restrictive site, where a focus on quality is uncompromised and where a two street frontage secures open space, solar access and cross ventilation. Overlooking No 1 Sportground, the talk of views and not being built in was noted.
Walking through a showroom featuring exact replications of the designed kitchen and bathroom options got the discussion going among potential buyers about preferences for contemporary or classic finishes, as well as finer details about tapware and soft close drawers.
Two living areas, private courtyards and sizable balconies mean that downsizers and families now can enjoy easy living without compromising on size or quality. It is such a great privilege to be working alongside Whitehead Property Group and EJE Architects in marketing this development. At First National we are proud of Newcastle, of its heritage and where it is going.
Newcastle CBD has seen high density 1 and 2 bedroom apartments sprouting out of the ground to cater for a younger demographic professionals and students looking for inner city living. Parry Grande offers several 3 bedroom apartments, as well as a 4 bedroom 3 car park option.
After all, we all know what a great place this is. It is just so nice to be reminded and to see how much enthusiasm there is for this city’s future.