Whether you’re looking to buy your first home, invest in a second property or move somewhere a little different, townhomes are a fantastic alternative to labour-intensive renovations or sprawling high-maintenance houses.
Affordable and expertly designed, these brand new townhome developments offer the privacy and independence of a house without the hours spent mowing lawns and repairing ageing fixtures.
Each project has something different and unique to offer, from sought-after riverside living to fully-formed suburban communities bright with green space.
ONE Bulimba Riverfront in Brisbane, QLD. Photo: Artist Impression
This might be the time to swap the ramshackle renovator for sophisticated move-in-ready design.
ONE Bulimba Riverfront
A new development being built on Byron Street called ONE Bulimba Riverfront is set to showcase the area’s rich history. Photo: Artist’s impression
This luxury townhouse development measures itself in the three most desirable qualities of riverfront living in Brisbane: views, aspect and direct river access.
With 180-degree panoramic views, a north-facing aspect and the flowing water just steps away, ONE Bulimba fulfils all three.
Located in the blue-chip pocket of Bulimba — where the median house price nears $1 million — the development doesn’t shy away from luxury, instead embracing the high-quality standard of building and providing a path into a highly desirable market.
Set almost on the river banks, the homes and apartments look directly across the water towards other luxury suburbs Hamilton Hill and Portside, while a glance upstream shows the glittering skyline as it swells towards the CBD.
Just minutes away is the hubbub of Oxford Street, an area renown for exciting retail and dining options, while the Apollo Road CityCat offers a relaxing and extremely picturesque way to travel further afield.
The development also sits within the government school catchment for Bulimba State School and Balmoral State High School, with no fewer than ten independent schools within a three-kilometre radius.
ONE Bulimba features homes for every luxury buyer, including 18 north-facing riverfront apartments, six north-facing top floor penthouses and six street-facing townhomes with individual street entries.
Almost house-sized, each townhome spans three levels and includes a private courtyard and internal lift, with four spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms and a home office or flexible space.
Homes range from 341 to 400 square metres, with a generous balcony on each of the upper levels and a pre-installed solar power system for sustainable and affordable energy consumption.
With striking, architectural exteriors, the townhomes are modern and sophisticated but far from jarring, using rounded shapes and soft outdoor lighting to meld seamlessly with the landscaped gardens.
Inside, living and dining areas are vast and open plan, allowing light and air to flow from outside to in, while architectural touches, like floor-to-ceiling windows and industrial-chic patios, lend each space a sense of simple sophistication.
Townhomes start at $1.55 million, while apartments and penthouses start at $1.675 million and $2.25 million, respectively.
ONE Bulimba is at 39 Byron St, Bulimba, Queensland.
The Hansford Residences
The Hansford Residences, Coombabah, are set in stunning treed surrounds.
You may not have heard of Coombabah before but the thriving contemporary lifestyle district is nestled between some of the best the Gold Coast has to offer.
Located on the northern tip of the Gold Coast, the suburb is surrounded by stunning natural attractions, from the Careel Reserve at Helensvale to the interweaving river ways of Hope Island to the pristine beaches of Paradise Point and South Stradbroke Island.
The townhomes sit just across the road from Pine Ridge Regional Park, a relaxing green space perfect for entertaining or running the kids around, and just a short walk away from James Cook Esplanade, a beach-side walkway from which to soak up the views and summer sun.
There are seven schools in the immediate surrounding area, while the shops and eateries of Paradise Point provide a range of lifestyle and leisure options.
Featuring 59 brand new townhouses, the Hansford Residences offer affordable living and plenty of choice of layout and colour palette.
Buyers can choose from three distinct floor plans, each featuring three or four spacious bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and one or two car park spaces.
They can also opt for two different colour schemes to best fit their personal aesthetic.
Interiors, while varied, feature high-end inclusions and premium finishes, including stone bench tops, high-quality wood flooring and luxury appliances.
Across both of the two levels, ceiling soar to 2.8 metres, giving each home a sense of space and light complemented by clean lines and metallic accents.
Colour palettes and design elements are subtle and adaptable, able to be transformed from minimalist and modern to homey and fun-filled at your whim.
The giant communal swimming pool is a notable bonus, flanked by deck chairs and palm trees.
Prices at The Hansford Residences start at just $449,000 and range to $519,000.
The development is located at 4A Hansford Road, Coombabah, Queensland.
The Hills Residences
Open space abounds at the Hills Residences, Everton Hills.
These terrace townhomes are immediately recognisable by their sharp, modern framed facades, which perfectly captures the clean, minimalist aesthetic carried throughout the development.
Set in the sweeping hillside of Everton Hills 11 kilometres north-west of central Brisbane, the homes are designed to emphasise both hard and soft, framed by natural streetscapes and beautifully manicured gardens.
Open space plays a large part in the development plan, with more than a third of the community dedicated to open space and both a central parkland and 3500 square metres of preserved bushland within walking distance of every home.
Lifestyle and convenience amenities are never far away, from retail hubs like Westfield Chermside and Arana Hills Plaza to hospitals, childcare centres and schools.
Transport is easy between the CBD and Brisbane Airport, and Grovely Train Station is just a four-minute drive away.
Leisure activities, particularly those set in nature, are a dime a dozen, with close and easy access to Bunyaville State Forest, James Drysdale Recreational Park, Pine Hills Park and Keperra Country Golf Club.
Major employer Gallipoli Barracks is also situated conveniently nearby, just ten minutes away in Enoggera.
This launch collection includes 27 three-bedroom homes, many with direct park frontage and each featuring a spacious living space, two generous bathrooms, a power room and a fully-landscaped private courtyeard.
Each home welcomes light through long, slim windows that give an architectural effect, while inside, tones and colour palettes are clean and simple, seemingly characterised by Scandinavian-inspired design.
Luxurious finishes are at play throughout, from custom-made joinery to reconstituted stone bench tops, high gloss cabinetry and high-end appliances.
Cool, clean and crisp, each home is effortlessly designed to be a place of calm, surrounded by nature and comfortably nestled in a friendly community.
The townhomes start at $470,000.
The Hills Residences is at 10 Francis Road, Everton Hills, Queensland.
A display property is also available for inspections on-site.