INTO THE WEST The $1 billion heritage living village created by Sekisui House Australia.
est Village will be much more than a collection of residential apartments. It will be parklands, an art gallery, restaurants, specialty stores, a gym and cafés – a community. Just one kilometre from the Brisbane CBD, West Village covers 2.6 hectares of land and, upon completion, will comprise of eight contemporary apartment buildings alongside entertainment and retail hubs. Stage One was completed late last year, with The Common the first public space to open - a mixture of laneways, open green spaces and a parkside dining precinct. Two residential buildings were also launched in Stage One, featuring over 300 apartments. Arcadia Residences, pictured, is stage two of the project, scheduled for completion late this year and will be made up of 53 exclusive residences. In response to the demand for larger style apartments to accommodate families wanting the comforts and amenities of apartment living, without cramped spaces and additional debt, Arcadia Residences will predominantly feature three and four bedroom apartments, as well as smaller one and two bedroom apartments. The larger residences have been specifically designed to accommodate families, boasting three metre stone bench tops, double ovens and Miele appliances, a butler’s pantry, and baths in the master suites. Both stages incorporate the collaboration of talented Australian artists, as a part of West Village’s commitment to bringing art onto the site and investing in the local community. Arcadia Residences sees renowned Japanese-Australian fashion designer Akira Isogawa as the design consultant. As one of Australia’s most celebrated and successful fashion designers, his aesthetic draws heavily on traditional Japanese designs and techniques, making the spaces he’s designed emotionally and spiritually connected to people, allowing residents to feel comfortable and as if they’re surrounded by beauty. Arcadia Residences is scheduled for completion this year. PAGE 35
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