Sophisticated living on the horizon

Source: The West Australian

Partnering sophisticated architectural design with meticulous finishes and top-of the-line appliances, the allure of premium apartments is undeniable.

The combination of luxury and innovation, complemented by enviable convenience, attracts a wide range of buyers, from young professionals seeking urban vibrancy to empty nesters wanting to downsize without compromising on quality.

However, as demand rises, WA continues to grapple with a dire housing shortage.

High development costs and a shortage of suitable land has seen potential apartment developments pushed to the sidelines, exacerbating the crisis.

In this climate, only luxury complexes in prime locations are likely to succeed, according to one of the State’s leading developers, Blackburne.

Just this month, its much-anticipated West Village in Karrinyup was officially launched, with sales already exceeding $100 million — underscoring the project’s appeal and high demand for such residences.

Situated on the doorstep of the redeveloped Karrinyup Shopping Centre, the $350 million project promises residents a lifestyle where retail therapy, cafe rendezvous and gourmet dining are a stroll away.

And with the Perth CBD within a mere 15-minute drive and the beach just 3km away, the location further amplifi es its draw.

Moreover, residents can soak up panoramic views of the ocean, extending over North Beach and Trigg, along with vistas of Lake Gwelup and the Perth city skyline.

“West Village isn’t just about premium residences — it’s a blend of luxury, convenience and community,” Blackburne developments director Matthew Chau said.

“Our vision transcends bricks and mortar.

“We’re in the business of creating lifestyles.”

Building on the success of Blackburne’s East Village — a $75 million apartment project on the shopping centre’s eastern boundary, which is 97 per cent sold — West Village promises an even more elevated experience.

Designed by MJA Studio, the project will feature 253 luxury apartments across two buildings of 13 and 23 storeys, connected by a podium housing more than 2500sqm of resort-style amenities and landscaped gardens.

“The architecture is heavily infl uenced by the surrounding coast and bushland,” Mr Chau said.

“The exterior’s striking linear silhouette is softened by curved edges, while the interiors exude tranquility thanks to organic materials and earthy tones.”

The generous floor plans cater to open-plan living, with vast windows allowing ample sunlight and creating the feeling of living amidst nature.

At its heart, each apartment boasts a well-appointed kitchen with high-end European appliances and stone benchtops.

A fully appointed butler’s pantry, walk-in robes and spacious ensuite complete with freestanding bath are part of the larger designs.

For those seeking an even higher level of luxury, the Platinum Collection of 63 exclusive suites includes 12 penthouses.

The luxury extends to the community, with resort-style facilities such as a swimming pool with private cabanas, sauna, steam room, gym, wine lounge and golf simulator. West Village’s available apartment configurations range from one-bedroom residences from $600,000 to $7.9 million dual-level penthouses featuring more than 520sqm of palatial living space and a freestanding internal staircase.

Construction is due to begin next year.

For more information, call Blackburne’s project team on 9429 5704 or visit westvillagekarrinyup.com. au.