Synergy Breaks Architecture Ground At Hornsby


Urban style and architectural sophistication come together at Hornsby's new 106-apartment development, Synergy, a mecca of contemporary design.

Hornsby is a multicultural area 25km north of the Sydney CBD and close to national parks and pristine waterways.

Historically, the architecture of Hornsby has not kept pace with its rapidly expanding population, which is now more than 32,000 - 46% of whom live in apartments.

Synergy has been designed by Steven Isaacs and Lisa Saville of

Architecture Saville Isaacs, bringing a high-end sensibility to this multi-unit project.

Two separate yet aesthetically-compatible buildings will rise above a retail podium on the sloping 2,782sqm site at 117 Pacific Highway. The façade’s linear and vertical lines, and tactile building materials, will shake up Hornsby’s prevailing architectural standards.

A landscaped courtyard between the two buildings will aid light and solar penetration into the apartments, which have functional layouts and incorporate sizeable storage cupboards and built-in robes in all bedrooms.

Inside Synergy the mood is cool and contemporary, with fashionable Oak timber floors in the living areas and a choice of two sophisticated colour schemes.

Hornsby is served by some of Sydney’s finest educational facilities, such as Barker College, Knox Grammar, Abbotsleigh, Normanhurst Boys and Hornsby Girls High, so the suburb holds great appeal for families with school-age children.

Ben Stewart from CBRE says the ‘edgy’ design of Synergy sets it apart from earlier projects in the area, while the affordability of the apartments and easy access to public transport and shopping facilities will provide further lures for buyers.

“The location of Synergy will equally appeal to business people who want the convenience of being close to a train line,” said Mr Stewart, “while shopping in Hornsby offers greater choice than any other suburb on the upper north shore.”

Mr Stewart believes Synergy will also attract interest from investors, forecasting weekly rents of around $450-475 for a one-bedroom, $575-600 for a two-bedroom and $650-700 for a three-bedroom apartment.

“An important factor of rental demand is public transport, and Hornsby is a train and bus hub so a car is no longer mandatory,” said Mr Stewart.

Synergy is being developed by

Lenland, whose projects include The Castlereagh Sydney in the CBD and The Gallery at Chatswood. It will have a mix of apartments and a total of 136 secure basement parking bays, accessed from Wanderers Way at the rear of the property.

 Synergy comprises:

  • (34) one-bedrooms – from $475,000 (51 - 75sqm)
  • (60) two-bedrooms – from $650,000 (67 - 91sqm), and
  • (12) three-bedrooms - $830,000 (92 - 127sqm)
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