Crown Group offer Try Before You Buy incentive at Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo

One of the entrances off O'Dea Avenue opens to the bamboo tunnel, offering a very south-east Asia feel

Crown Group offer Try Before You Buy incentive at Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo
The exterior of Waterfall by Crown. Image supplied

Leading property developer Crown Group are offering prospective buyers to stay in their striking, $400 million Waterfall by Crown apartment development in Sydney's Waterloo.

Buyers will have the chance to reside in a two-bedroom plus home office apartment - fully furnished with Balinese-style interiors - as well as take in the amenities, including the heated 25 metre rooftop swimming pool and spa with views across Sydney.

The apartment is located essentially behind the colourful waterfall, the largest man made waterfall in the southern hemisphere, which runs all the way up one of the seven storey buildings.

Having taken part in the Try Before You Buy offer, Urban can confirm no shattering water noises from the other side of the window, just soothing water sounds in the home working space.

SJB director Adam Haddow, the architect for Waterfall by Crown architect nailed the brief, which was for residents to feel like they could be anywhere in the world, yet still be just five kilometres from the city.

Crown Group chairman Iwan Sunito says it's probably the best urban resort they've ever created.

"Waterfall by Crown Group begins with the vision and a dream of bringing nature in to the heart of Sydney."

Sunito says that to some extent, the inspiration was from Sunito's upbringing, having been raised in the jungle of Kalimantan in Borneo.

No clunky door openings immediately greeted by lifts, rows of letterboxes or left over deliveries at Waterfall by Crown.

One of the entrances off O'Dea Avenue opens to the bamboo tunnel, offering a very south-east Asia feel. The bamboo towers like an archway overhead and creates an encased canopy. The other entrance from Dunkerley Place, where parking is offered for visitors, and then through a further security gate for residents, is the onsite concierge and main lobby.

Exiting the bamboo tunnel is a hotel-style tranquil lagoon with seating and summer lounge pods on the fringe. The lagoon lights up at night with a myriad of colours giving apartment dwellers who face inwards a peaceful and still private view from their balconies.

Then comes the showpiece. The waterfall, measuring 22 metres, streams down the side of one of the building's. It is also lit up at night.

The apartments are spacious, with the master-suite with its own bathroom tucked privately away from the living, kitchen and dining area.

The rooftop on one of the building's homes the cantilevered gym and the heated lap pool and jacuzzi with 49 jets. Also on the level is a function room and kitchen area which can be booked. Another building, all accessible even if you don't reside in that building, is a rooftop cinema with vertical green walls of around 5000 plants continuing the tropical and holiday-style atmosphere.

There's, 2,600 sqm of tropical gardens all up, and 3,600 sqm of neighbouring pet-friendly parks. Immediately outside of the development is a retail precinct with 12 grocery, lifestyle and food and drink establishments including Moo Yoghurt, Just Fried Chicken, Eclat Patisserie, DJ Hair Artistry and Asian supermarket, Parasol.

The "pets welcome" vibe contyinues with two pet-focused stores, the dog groomer Baby Pet Studio and YuMiao, a cat café based on a model that is popular in Japan.

As to allow just qualified buyers who are in a position to purchase to take part in the scheme, Crown ask for a fully refundable $10,000 deposit for the stay.

Those who don’t wish to proceed with a purchase will be charged a nightly rate. 

Prices at Waterfall start from $690,000 for a studio and $825,000 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Prices rise to a three-bedroom penthouse with two car spaces which is priced at $3.75 million.

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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