Three atriums containing mature trees and gardens will form a 'living heart' - and act as dramatic focal points - for the latest apartment creation from Ceerose, the developer who gave Sydney the iconic Eliza building.
The Mint, Willoughby adopts a different design mindset to typical multi-unit buildings. Rather than towering skywards it spreads out over the large 4,660sqm site at the junction of Mowbray Road, Willoughby Road and Penshurst Street.
Architects P.D Mayoh describe the linear design as a "village square" where meandering walkways, shared spaces, and four landscaped terraces - including one dedicated as a children's play area - will help residents meet and engender a neighbourhood spirit.
"The atriums will be filled with fresh, clean air and be a welcome change for residents from the usual air-conditioned and artificially-lit corridors and lobbies," Mr Peter Hinteregger from P.D Mayoh said.
The head of residential projects for Savills, Ged Rockliff, says the prestige of the Ceerose brand – which is reflected in the penthouse at Eliza selling for more than $12-Million – will heighten demand for The Mint, Willoughby.
“Willoughby is a suburb where demand far exceeds supply, and property here is tightly held,” said Mr Rockliff. “Our research shows just 55 apartments changed hands in the past year, and the median unit price increased by 12.15%.
“Willoughby offers the coveted lower north shore lifestyle but has never had the style or quality of apartment that Ceerose will deliver. Owner occupiers and investors alike will be able to purchase here with the confidence of knowing their investment will set a benchmark in the region.”
"This development should appeal to a range of buyers - from professionals and business people who want the convenience of being close to the business centres of Chatswood, Crows Nest, North Sydney and the CBD, to families and empty nesters who want the traditional lower north shore values and lifestyle. Then there are those of us who enjoy the café society and being close to some excellent restaurants and bars.”