Abadeen Group launch Koichi Takada-designed Koyo apartments at Crows Nest

Koyo, a Japanese terms which refers to the changing colours of the leaves in autumn, has been geared toward the owner-occupier, with its generously-sized living and outdoor areas

Abadeen Group launch Koichi Takada-designed Koyo apartments at Crows Nest
The exterior facade of Koyo. Image supplied

The forward-thinking architect Koichi Takada has been one of the hottest commodities on the residential design circuit for over a decade in Australia.

His firm, Koichi Takada Architects, whose approach is to create organically inspired places so the world can reconnect with a more natural, intuitive and conscious future, has been behind some of the most impressive buildings across Australia.

They've designed the luxury Crown Group projects Skye in North Sydney, Waterfall by Crown in Waterloo and Infinity by Crown at Green Square, as well as the award-winning mixed use Crown development Arc in the Sydney CBD.

The team was also engaged by FORME, the Brisbane-based developer, to create Norfolk at Burleigh Heads, one of the Gold Coast's most expensive projects in the last few years. Recently completed, that netted an average sale price of around $4 million for its 15 apartments, including a record $9 million penthouse sale. That sold 90 per cent of its apartments within two months of its launch.

The Sydney developer, Abadeen Group, founded and led by the long-time CBRE Residential Projects Chairman Justin Brown, have had Takada work on two of their upcoming developments, the most anticipated being Koyo, a boutique collection of 27 apartments in the heart of Crows Nest.

Koyo, a Japanese terms which refers to the changing colours of the leaves in autumn, has been geared toward the owner-occupier, with its generously-sized living and outdoor areas.

Takada said he was inspired by the parks and the deciduous trees in the area.

"We really wanted to bring that external element of nature into the internal space", Takada said.

There will be 18-three bedroom apartments, predominantly located at each corner of the development to have the larger outdoor spaces, as well as seven two-bedroom apartments and two-one bedroom apartments. They all have parking, and a number have an additional study or courtyard.

There was a big focus to bring the outdoor in in the 10 courtyard apartments, which will feature leafy outdoor areas. The apartments have been designed to take advantage of cross ventilation and to take in as much natural light as possible.

Abadeen are offering buyers to upgrade the apartments with a number of exclusive options, which can include adding a built-in bar, a timber-crafted study nook, or the addition of a fireplace in the living room.

Justin Brown, who founded Abadeen over two decades ago, expects the North Shore owner-occupier market to be the dominant buyer, tapping in to the booing downsizer market.

 

"The location of Koyo is almost the epicentre of so many different areas", Brown says.

"It is equidistant to North Sydney, Cammeray and Neutral Bay.

"There's a lot of growth happening in North Sydney from a commercial perspective and with the new Metro trains - we really believe it’s going to be such a key location for people who wanted to be close to work.

"Koyo is also surrounded by a number of schools, which will open the door for families with school aged children to be interested in the larger three bedroom apartments."

Completion is expected in early 2023, with the North Sydney Council recently giving the green light to the development.

Abadeen are also developing Koyo's sister project, Enso, located in Neutral Bay, with just the nine apartments in the boutique block. That's due for launch later this year.

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Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and new developments across the country

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