LIV 4005 New Farm In Review: Boutique Apartments Buck The High-Rise Trend


Located in the highly sought-after Brisbane suburb of New Farm, recently-completed LIV 4005 is bucking the local trend of high-rise 1 and 2 bedroom apartment blocks. Opting for a smaller, more boutique development, LIV 4005 focuses instead on maximising the living space within each apartment.

Situated in the buzzing epicenter of New Farm, LIV 4005’s position at the northern end of the surprisingly quiet Annie Street offers the best of both worlds – central access to the most iconic and exciting amenities of New Farm and the surrounding area, coupled with the serenity of a quiet suburban street.

“This was our first move into the New Farm market. We spent time researching and monitoring local buyers’ desires.” Said Pedro Pikos of developer


“Collaborating together with our architects and interior designers, LIV 4005’s governing principle was to create a building that tailored the design to capitalise on the elevated position to capture the breeze and natural light whilst ensuring that all potential views looking east across the suburb and south-west to the city were expansive.”

Standing Out from the Crowd

Envisioned by WallaceBrice Architects, and inspired by Japanese architecture, LIV 4005 is designed in all aspects to maximise cross ventilation, natural lighting and visual privacy. Spread across just three low-rise levels, and split into two distinct volumes by the central breezeway spine, these 18 stylish and highly functional apartments offer a level of exclusivity not found in larger residential complexes, whilst the configuration setup of 12 x 3 bedroom and 6 x 2 bedroom + Multi-Purpose Room is truly unique for the area. The apartments feature between 107m2 and 123m2 of total area, and the oversized ceiling and door heights bring an even greater feeling of space to live. Each apartment also features two fully-secure car spaces.


LIV 4005’s position set back several meters from the street provides even more privacy, whilst the elevated position on the high northern end of Annie Street provides stunning views of the surrounding area and Brisbane CBD.
Boutique Style with a Focus on Space to Live
Each light-filled apartment, crafted by the hand of a professional interior designer, and inspired by a mixture of earthy tones and natural textures, has been designed to offer to the utmost privacy, with bedrooms separated by centralised living areas. The timber-look tile throughout, and select white recessed ceiling downlights bring a subtle sense of warmth, whilst the fully-ducted air-conditioning provides protection from the harsh Brisbane summer.

Located near the entrance of each apartment is a dual-purpose “drop-zone” / study nook, designed for use as a spot to store phones, keys, wallets and other items as the resident moves in and out the apartment, or as a compact work spot for study or administrative tasks. High speed broadband internet connections are available to all living areas and bedrooms, whilst the video intercom provides an extra layer of security.


The kitchen itself features 40mm stone benchtops, with double bowl under-mount stainless steel kitchen sinks as well as soft close drawers. Miele appliances feature prominently, with a stainless steel, 4-burner gas cooktop and range hood, electric under-bench oven, integrated dishwater as well as water tap to the fridge. The whole kitchen area is illuminated by the featured Edison bulb pendant lights.

The stone benchtop separates the kitchen from the open plan living / dining area, which seamlessly connects through full-height openings to the spacious deck with BBQ gas point, herb garden niche, as well as sweeping area and city views.


In addition to the privacy offered by the configuration of the floor plans, selected apartments within LIV 4005 also feature bedrooms with views of the surrounding area and CBD. All LIV 4005 bedrooms also feature wool blend carpet with thick underlay, as well as sliding mirrored wardrobe doors. Multiple light combinations are available, with a reading light switch featuring in each room.

Each bathroom features chrome-finish fittings, wall mirrors with brushed stainless steel micro frame, as well as a frameless, clear laminated safety glass shower screen with pivot door, whilst selected apartments feature a white acrylic drop-in bath. Internal space within the bathrooms is maximised with the inclusion of separate, oversized laundry zones, with each including a multi-function dryer.
The Best of Brisbane Within Walking Distance
LIV 4005 is situated only a 10-minute walk from New Farm Park and the iconic Powerhouse music and arts venue. Brunswick Street, which intersects with Annie Street, offers a full range of cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other entertainment venues. Other options include the New Farm Cinemas and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, both within a 5-minute walk of LIV 4005.


The suburbs surrounding New Farm also offer a wealth of lifestyle and entertainment possibilities. The Gasworks precinct in the ever-expanding Newstead is home to some of Brisbane’s newest dining destinations, whilst the buzzing nightspots of the Brisbane CBD, Southbank and West End are just a stone’s throw away.
A Strong Response from Investors and Owner-Occupiers Alike
As a result of the differentiated nature of the project, the market response has been strong. Tim, a LIV 4005 investor, cited a multitude of reasons for his decision to purchase a LIV 4005 apartment.

“I was initially attracted to LIV 4005 because of the convenient New Farm location being so close and easily accessible to the Brisbane CBD, the village atmosphere of New Farm itself, premium build quality including fittings and appliances and the ability to purchase a brand new apartment.”


Ryan Leddicoat of Stack Projects, the agency responsible for taking LIV 4005 to market, has been pleased with the market response to date.

“Over time the market has responded well to the project. Sales were made at different stages of the development” Ryan said.

“Now we are just about to go public with the final release of apartments. Pikos held some back so those who couldn’t commit off the plan can come through & see exactly what they are buying. Look, touch and feel. They aren’t expected to last long as “real” boutique buildings are very rare” Ryan said, adding that buyers can expect a “low maintenance, luxury, bespoke & boutique inner city village lifestyle.”

For more information about LIV 4005 New Farm, please Visit the LIV 4005 Website or phone Ryan Leddicoat on 0422 132 222.

About Pikos

The Pikos Group is a privately owned and operated development company with extensive experience in Property Development, Residential and Commercial Construction, Development Management and Property Investment. In 2001 Pikos expanded into South-East Queensland and to date has completed various projects ranging from luxury high-rise developments, through to contemporary residences in the Brisbane inner city market.
About WallaceBrice

WallaceBrice is a design led architecture studio based in Petrie Terrace, Brisbane specialising in Commercial, Residential, and Hospitality projects.

About Stack Projects

Stack Projects is a real estate revolution that specialises in off-the-plan boutique developments with a significant architectural presence. Stack aims to highlight boutique developments and homes that enhance everyday living through intuitive and beautiful architecture. Providing a unique offering to boutique developers and purchasers alike.

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