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Last chance to buy a new apartment at Victoria Park. Leaving the best to last.

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The final collection of apartments ever to be built at Victoria Park will be called Platinum – a name befitting their quality and status.

Developed by Payce and designed by the award-winning architectural group Turner, Platinum will set new standards of style for the popular residential estate, which is strategically located at Zetland, adjacent to the Eastern Distributor, 4 kilometres from the CBD.

The prestigious development will have 322 apartments and townhouses, and be built on the last available land at Victoria Park. The site, on Hutchison Walk, has parklands on three sides, so more than 90% of the apartments will have leafy vistas, and some will have views of the city skyline and Botany Bay.

Platinum comprises five buildings ranging from six to 15 storeys, each with its own identity and colour scheme. One reflects the colours of the park opposite, one has been inspired by the sunset, and another is inlaid with golden ‘jewels’ and topped with a penthouse ‘crown’. Collectively they have a bold yet cohesive character.

Platinum has a landscaped central courtyard with an outdoor kitchen for social gatherings, bespoke seating as well as raised timber and bamboo ‘pods’ for private relaxation. At night the pods will glow softly and gently illuminate the leafy surrounds.

Landscape architect Angus Bruce has conceived this 2,000sqm space as an Asian-inspired grove of black bamboo with winding stone paths. Dense plantings will rise three-storeys, screening apartments on lower levels.

Platinum will also have a health club with a gym, spa, steam room, massage room and lounge overlooking a Zen garden.

“We have unified the lobbies and the health club by using natural stone and timber extensively,” said architect Nick Turner. “Concealed lighting and refined finishes such as smoked mirrors and patinated metals contribute to a luxurious and glamorous look reminiscent of a moody bar or an exclusive club.”

Purchasers have the choice of 17 different styles of dwellings, including:

  • 1-bedroom apartments (55sqm to 84sqm), some with parking, from $496,000
  • 2-bedroom apartments (81sqm to 133sqm), with one parking bay, from $651,000
  • 3-bedroom apartments (108sqm to 156sqm) with two parking spaces, from $951,000

Platinum represents many years of evolving apartment planning,” Mr Turner said. “We have eliminated un-useable floor space to ensure occupants have generous and flexible interior and external living areas whist being mindful of their need for storage.”

The luxurious apartment interiors have been crafted by Koichi Takada, who brings a Japanese approach to their look and feel through a choice of three schemes. ‘Pearl’ has been inspired by The Whitsundays, ‘Sahara’ by the colours of Morocco and ‘Ebony’ by the jet-black remnants of Hawaii’s volcanic flows.

“The colours, textures and contrasts take you to an out-of-world place – an escape as enticing and beautiful as a fashion label,” said Mr Takada, who honed his architectural skills in New York and London.

“Silver, bronze and grey mirrored surfaces provide a ‘wow’ factor worthy of the brand Platinum. The kitchens and bathrooms splash dramatic colours, intense lighting and crystal gloss finishes to spike the same level of joy and excitement you gain on entering an exclusive boutique.”

Platnium is sure to replicate the popularity of Payce’s earlier developments at Victoria Park – Apex and East Village – which sold out quickly. Payce is now building a major fresh food and retail centre at Victoria Park called the East Village Urban Marketplace.

“It will have a 4,000sqm Coles supermarket, up to 500 specialty shops, an emphasis on fresh produce and be a vibrant addition to Victoria Park,” said Dominic Sullivan, the General Manager of Payce. “When it’s completed we expect Victoria Park to become a destination, drawing people from all over Sydney in much the way that the Danks Street retail precinct in Waterloo does.”

Victoria Park is one of the most sustainable residential developments in Sydney. It incorporates the benchmarks of environmental features – such as solar collection, passive design, emission reduction and water retention and reuse – but goes beyond ‘best practice’ in each dwelling by cleverly balancing low energy consumption with high level of comfort.

Nearly four hectares – or more than 15% of the site – is devoted to open space and parklands.

Rhys Morgan, the Sales Manager for Platinum, says the dwellings tap into what buyers want – innovative design, a top location, convenient transport, good infrastructure and services, lifestyle amenities and affordability.

Appointments to inspect the Platinum showroom can be made through 1300 778 777, or www.platinumbypayce.com.au