Buyer testimonial: Des & Nobu share why they bought a Penny Place apartment in Adelaide

Buyer testimonial: Des & Nobu share why they bought a Penny Place apartment in Adelaide
Buyer testimonial: Des & Nobu share why they bought a Penny Place apartment in Adelaide

Des and Nobu had been searching for a property for several years before finding their dream home at Penny Place in central Adelaide. 

With over 200 Urban property listings in South Australia alone, we understand how overwhelming the variety of choice can be when it comes to choosing an off-the-plan apartment. Here's how Des and Nobu narrowed their search and wound up with their brand new apartment. 

Buyer testimonial: Des & Nobu share why they bought a Penny Place apartment in Adelaide

WHY PENNY PLACE?

Penny Place has many selling points, but it was a combination of the prime location, exceptional customer service and architectural reputation of the designer that won Des and Nobu over.

"The central location, view to the hills and the Woods Bagot design are very appealing to us. 

We attended a sales promotion event in the display suite and met CEO Mark Jarman. His response to our concerns about buying an apartment gave us the confidence to go ahead and sign a contract."

Buyer testimonial: Des & Nobu share why they bought a Penny Place apartment in Adelaide

Des and Nobu also commented that the livability of the apartment was a major drawcard.

"We love the symmetry of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan and that every room has a full floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall view of the city and hills. The seamless flow from the rooms to the balcony will create a more spacious feeling when entertaining, and no step to the balcony gives safer access."

Buyer testimonial: Des & Nobu share why they bought a Penny Place apartment in Adelaide

THE PRE-REQUISITES

After living in central Tokyo over a decade and enjoying the city vistas, Des and Nobu decided they wanted to move to a home with a view again. Penny Place apartments feature a range of vantage points, including views of the Adelaide hills, the ocean and the city, giving Des and Nobu the outlook they were looking for. 

Other features that were on their 'must-have' list included a second bathroom, a Japanese style toilet with a built-in bidet function, no carpet, and, as avid cooks, adequate bench space was essential. 

WHAT WAS IT LIKE BUYING OFF-THE-PLAN?

When asked about their experience buying off-the-plan from Flagship Property Group, Des and Nobu explained that they were happy with the experience. 

"The friendly manner of the selling agents made us comfortable to ask questions, and because we had never purchased off the plan before, we had many! 

We were encouraged to visit the display suite as often as we wanted, and the agents and developers enabled us to visit Kodo next door several times to make comparisons and to confirm the east or west facing view was what we wanted. 

Finally, the patience displayed by the Development Manager was extraordinary, as we asked him many times to cost the various changes we wanted to make to our apartment."

Buyer testimonial: Des & Nobu share why they bought a Penny Place apartment in Adelaide

THE DUE DILIGENCE TEST

Des and Nobu explained that they searched the internet to check out Flagship Property's recently completed major developments. These include residential and lifestyle projects in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, as well as significant government and commercial projects across the country, such as Royal Adelaide Hospital. Flagship Property's glowing track record of landmark developments gave Des and Nobu the confidence to buy their new off-the-plan property, knowing that their home will be built to a high standard. 

"We know a couple who bought off the plan into East Park Kent Town, others in Ergo on Norman Street. They all negotiated variations to the plans to create small changes to suit their unique needs and design preferences. They are all very happy with their apartments, felt it was worth the wait for the construction to be completed, and love the inner-city lifestyle."

ADVICE FOR BUYERS

Des and Nobu have a final word of advice for anyone considering buying within the Penny Place development.

"If you commit early you have a greater choice of apartments and then the chance to make changes to your apartment that cannot be achieved once construction is completed."

Want to learn more about the Penny Place apartments currently available for sale? Speak to a sales consultant today via Urban.

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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