Brisbane's Blue Sky gives buyers a virtual realty check

Brisbane's Blue Sky gives buyers a virtual realty check
Brisbane's Blue Sky gives buyers a virtual realty check

Imagine walking through the doors of your new apartment even before a brick has been laid, feeling its interiors and the spaces... 

Brisbane’s Blue Sky Private Real Estate is using Oculus Rift 3D technology to give prospective buyers a walk-through of its apartments at its latest Kangaroo Point development, The Duke, before construction even begins.

Visitors to The Duke's display suite at 444 Vulture Street can inspect the property in 3D, where you see photo-realistic impressions of the apartment interiors, by wearing the Oculus Rift headset.

The software has been created by Australian architectural 3D visualisation studio, Binyan.

Blue Sky development manager Edan Norris said the new Facebook-owned technology was a game changer for the industry.

“Oculus Rift got gamers very excited at first, but the potential for the architecture and real estate industry is enormous,” he said.
“Buying a property is a huge decision, one that is very emotional. We want to give prospective owners the ultimate preview into our apartments to ensure they make an informed decision, as we know buying off-the-plan can be daunting.
“As buyers become more sophisticated, the Oculus Rift walk-through will give people a much better sense of space than any artist impressions, and allow them to take in the impressive view from the rooftops.”
Situated close to the Gabba, at the corner of Vulture and Duke streets, the new 15-storey development features 125 one, two and three bedroom apartments targeted at owner occupiers.

One-bedroom apartments range from $375,000 to $450,000, two-bedroom from $475,000 to $655,000 and three-bedroom from $790,000 to $830,000.
Blue Sky Private Real Estate is injecting $185 million in Brisbane’s south side with five residential developments underway to capitalise on rising demand.

The Duke is one of its most luxurious developments. Its will feature marble look benchtops, soft timbers and leather trim. Two landscaped rooftop terraces allow views of the city skyline, while resident facilities include a lap pool, BBQ dining and lounge areas, a herb and citrus garden space, an outdoor cinema screen and a tiered timber grandstand with direct views into the Gabba stadium.
“The architects, Rothelowman, have created a development that is contextually relevant,” Norris said.
The Duke is two kilometres from Brisbane CBD, with Kangaroo Point cliffs, Brisbane River, South Bank, the Story Bridge and the Pacific Motorway all a short walk. 
 Blue Sky Private Real Estate is a division of Blue Sky Alternative Investments (ASX: BLA).

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