The multi-award-winning developer HELM has unveiled an eye-catching apartment project which seems certain to set new design and quality standards for Neutral Bay.
MUSE, in Rangers Road, follows on from ESQUE in Glover Street, Mosman which was judged the best medium-density housing development in Australia. HELM is also nearing completion of a similarly outstanding apartment project called LAURIER in Parraween Street, Cremorne.
The architect for all three projects is the internationally-acclaimed Peter Conley, whose modern day masterpieces flow from function and sensual form.
From an entry foyer that opens into a soaring atrium containing 15-metre-high walls of living greenery, MUSE reinterprets the notion of public and private spaces. This lush communal focal point brings nature inside and encourages residents to gather, relax and get to know one another.
HELM is one of the few developers who place emphasis on large apartments in cosmopolitan locations, primarily to temp ‘empty nesters’ and ‘baby boomers’ from their suburban homes. Neutral Bay meets this criteria perfectly, being one of Sydney’s liveliest and most convenient suburbs.
MUSE is ideally located on the corner of Rangers Road and Yeo Street, within 50 metres of the suburb’s major artery, Military Road. By bus the CBD is within 12 minutes; by ferry the journey to the city is more about enjoyment than speed.
“We ensure the transition from a family home is as easy as possible,” said Mark Monk, General Manager of HELM.
Though layouts differ, each apartment at MUSE is designed for owner-occupiers, offering generous space, inventive storage solutions and surprising tranquillity.
“Our interiors are timeless, with elegant forms and the finest appliances,” said Mr Monk. “The aesthetic edge is achieved by a richness of materials and a suite of luxury features unmatched by most apartment developments.”
Each apartment at MUSE has wheelchair access and the ability to become a fully disabled apartment, if ever required.
Because MUSE enjoys the bonus of being on a corner site with three street frontages, all apartments have dual aspects that maximise views and take advantage of cooling breezes. Wide sliding glass doors provide a seamless transition from the living areas onto private balconies with commanding vistas of Sydney Harbour and the CBD in one direction, and over the emerald green suburbs of Cremorne and Middle Harbour in the other.
The 23 apartments in MUSE comprise:
· two-bedrooms (80-95sqm internal plus large balconies) from $1.5-M
· three-bedrooms (110-150sqm internal plus large balconies) from $2.1-M
· penthouses (130-182sqm internal plus up to 41sqm externally) – P.O.A.
Strata levies are expected to range from $1,200 to $1,950 per quarter.
The fittings and fixtures in each MUSE apartment have been meticulously selected to combine comfort and convenience with flair and elegance.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to bathe the spacious interiors in a glorious glow and aid the airy feel.
The name MUSE arises from the history of the site, which was the former headquarters of the Alberts Broadcasting Company. Known as ‘The House of Hits’, this was a creative hub for songwriters, artists, composers and producers.
Alberts helped launch the careers of such famous Australian bands as Billy Thorp and the Aztecs, The Easybeats, The Ted Mulry Gang, AC/DC, The Angels and Rose Tattoo.
As Mr Monk explained: “We settled on the name because one of the meanings of ‘muse’ is: “a force that inspires a creative artist’, and MUSE will be our most creative and artistic development so far.”