Wednesday 21 April 2021

Discover Marrickville : Part 1

Sydney’s next leading creative arts and cultural hub

Centrally located in the heart of the Inner West, the Victoria Road Precinct is transforming Marrickville into a totally unique and excitingly vibrant high street and night time economy. Covering approximately 18 hectares in area, the precinct will create increased employment and diversity, new creative industries, new parklands and new community uses benefitting local residents and attracting visitors to the area.
The breadth of unique, small scale cultural and arts experiences already existing across Marrickville will be enhanced by the new development underway and have the potential to add a unique new face to the tourist economy. The $48million Rich Street Creative Arts Hub (Timberyards) is being built to accommodate 460 artists, creatives, designers and start-ups. It will include markets, a central courtyard, cafe outlets and an outdoor events space. It will provide 460 jobs in arts, cultural industries and various other start-ups. There will be 7,200m² of new public open space and an improved tree canopy with 50 new trees.

Cafés, restaurants, small bars and craft breweries, pop-ups, galleries and exhibition spaces will line the streets and activate open spaces, making the Victoria Road Precinct an incredibly desirable place for work and fun. Existing open spaces and parks within the precinct will be updated as green, active and attractive public places. New parks and public spaces will be developed, including an open air cinema and an extensive landscaped rooftop area with bar to enhance the public domain. There will be a rotating program of community events for all to enjoy.

At Wicks Place on the Park, you are ideally placed to enjoy the best Marrickville has to offer. Featuring a great selection of architecturally designed, fantastically finished apartments to choose from, you’re sure to find the home that’s right for you. And with all the new job opportunities that will come with Timber yards, you could just find the job of your dreams in this coolest of neighbourhoods.

Monday 19 April 2021

Why Surry Hills endures as one of Sydney’s most popular and desirable suburbs

With its five-star restaurants, uber chic cafés, thriving bars, bespoke designer boutiques and abundant culture, Surry Hills endures as one of Sydney’s most vibrant, eclectic and desirable suburbs. Its cuisine spans the entire globe, showcasing out the best of Japanese, Vietnamese, Middle Eastern, French, Mexican, Indian, Italian food in its multitude of restaurants. 

Ever-popular venues include Bills, Firedoor, Nour, The Dolphin Hotel, Poteno, Sang By Mabasa, Wyno x Bodega, Nomad Up The Road, The Clock Hotel, Gogyo, Osteria Emilia, Tokyo Bird, DOC Pizza and Mozzarella Bar, Poly, Nikkei, Bar Ume, Arthur, Bartolo, Yulli’s, Dead Ringer, Chin Chin, Maybe Frank, Medan Ciak, Izakaya Fujiyama, Bad Hombres, Spice I Am, Vacanza, Mark + Vinnies, Loluk Bistro, Toko, Mama’s Buoi and so many more. 

Its thriving café culture has also made Surry Hills one of the most popular weekend brunch destinations in Sydney, where many of the city's best baristas ply their trade at Four Ate Five, Single O, Reformatory Caffeine Lab, Sample Coffee and Artificer Specialty Coffee Bar. And don’t miss the Surry Hills Market, where you’ll find produce and products from some of the city's top artisans. Held on the first Saturday of each month at Shannon Reserve on the corner of Crown and Collins, it sells everything from vintage fashion and eco-minded beauty products to antique bric-a-brac and handmade ceramics.

Down the streets of this inner-city suburb, you'll find yourself spoilt for choice for sculptural homewares and funky, emerging labels sourced from Parisian ateliers and Scandinavian warehouses. Stop into the Standard, Collector and Provider stores and for a great read, Published Art and Title. Be charmed by the mounted police and their valiant stead’s, residing in the nearby Equestrian Centre on Baptist Street. 

As the oh-so-trendy heart of the Eastern Suburbs, Surry Hill’s location provides an effortless commute to the CBD and easy access to Sydney Harbour and some of Australia’s most famous beaches. The new L2 light rail provide an effortless connect to Circular Quay, QVB, Chinatown, The Entertainment Quarter, Randwick, the Royal Randwick Racecourse and UNSW. 

And if you are looking to live the Surry Hills life every day, you will be hard pressed to find a more desirable home than in the outstanding new development, Surry Hills Village. This fantastic development features architecturally superb apartments that have been finished to absolute perfection. Created by master developer and builder, Toga, Surry Hills Village offers all the amenity of urban life while enjoying a village atmosphere. Come and visit our display to see for yourself the new development that is taking the Inner East to new heights. 

Contact Emma Chappell of Cramer Property for more information.
Phone: (02) 8302 1500
Mobile: 0404 769 509

Monday 12 April 2021

Discover the Hidden Gem of the East

Woollahra Council’s little known yet largest natural asset, Cooper Park, spans across 38 acres of magical parklands. Whether looking out across the park or walking within its grounds, an exquisite tranquillity infuses the gentle air, permeating even the busiest soul. The park’s impending heritage listing illustrates just how exceptional a place this is, yet few in the East are even aware of its existence.

Designed in the 1930s with pathways, bridges and various other themes of romance and pleasure, surprises await around every corner of these enchanting parklands and an extraordinary range of trees and plant life abound. The acreage is gently dotted with such novelties as Moon Bridge, Rosewood Walk and Coral Steps, where meandering pathways, ponds and weirs, secret grottoes, gazebos, sandstone staircases and even a babbling brook and earthen amphitheatre never fail to enchant.

And it is not only the park that provides an attraction to this very special part of Bellevue Hill. The village atmosphere, local cosy cafes, bustling bakeries and boutique shopping are reminiscent of yesteryear’s easier, more serene and enjoyable way of life. Enjoy a bite and an excellent caffeine hit at the Grumpy Baker, Coffee, Tea and Me, Tucker or Crave Deli Café. Spoil yourself at Chrissy and Co, Crave Wares or Studio B, or pick up a fine drop at the Bellevue Hill Bottle Shop.

North facing atop a dramatic cliff overlooking Cooper Park, the Splendour development’s residences rise majestically above this extraordinary setting. Splendour Bellevue Hill is a highly boutique development comprising of 25 boutique apartments inspired by their heavenly natural surrounds. With panoramic views across the park’s tree canopy, these superbly crafted homes enjoy a sublimely tranquil setting that will make your heart sing. These idyllic properties draw from the powerful sense of timelessness created by Cooper Park’s topography that was formed during the Jurassic age.

Designed by a team of multi award-winning architects, interior and landscape designers, these outstanding properties offer a life of serenity and supreme beauty, where you will abide in arboreal bliss. Effortlessly elegant, aesthetically outstanding and perfectly positioned, each Splendour home is a finely tuned work of architectural art and refined simplicity.

Each Splendour home will allow you to entertain in the most expansive of styles, enjoying wide frontage living and dining spaces that extend seamlessly out to full-width balconies or gorgeously landscaped gardens. Nature will come from the outside into your fabulously finished home, with timber veneer and striking stone featuring throughout. The carefully considered development, garden and rooftop landscaping perfectly complements the magnificent Cooper Park tree canopy, creating a verdant backdrop to each home and showcasing nature at its most beautiful.

To discover more about Splendour’s sublime properties that are as rare as they are beautiful, contact Emma Chappell of Cramer Property for more information:

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