Eranna launch Annandale apartments, Abbie's Lane

The distinctive five-level building at 8 McCarthy Lane will home 42 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments
Eranna launch Annandale apartments, Abbie's Lane
The PBD Architect-designed Abbie's Lane. Image supplied
Joel Robinson October 12, 2021

The private development firm Eranna Development has launched Abbie's Lane, a new apartment development in Annandale in Sydney's inner west.

The distinctive five-level building, to be built by Ceerose at 8 McCarthy Lane, will home 42 studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Abbie's Lane has been designed by PBD Architects, whose primary target was to create an 'outside-in' approach and village feel for residents, achieved by the inclusion of Abbie's Lawn, a landscaped courtyard that sits in between the built form.

There's further outdoor green space crowning the building. Abbie's Rooftop will act as a community hub for residents, and feature barbecue facilities for exclusive resident use. Ground floor retail can also be found at Abbie’s Lane – bringing a sense of vibrancy to the street level.

Edward Doueihi, Managing Director of Ceerose, said careful consideration of the historical streetscape character is reflected through intricate design to create an urban retreat.

"The development adopts a sympathetic material pallet that respects the heritage significance and aesthetics that Annandale is known for," Doueihi says.

"Abbie’s Lane is thoughtfully designed by PBD Architects and will be a valuable addition to the neighbourhood.”

PBD Architects Managing Director Paul Buljevic says the built form explores the concept of solidity versus openness.

"The façade’s brickwork and powder coated metal will complement the historical roots of Annandale with a contemporary aesthetic.

"We employed sustainable strategies to maximise the flow of natural air and improve ventilation across the development.

“Abbie’s Lane’s striking exterior is focused on protection and solidity, while the interior balances restorative calm. The use of natural textures and refined simplicity will be on display throughout the apartments.

Colliers are handling the marketing of Abbie's Lane, with prices starting from $750,000.

Daniel McMahon, Director - Residential at Colliers says Abbie’s Lane represents a unique offering in the Inner West and is one of the first new projects in Annandale that will capitalise on growth plans in the area.

"Annandale’s easy accessibility to Sydney CBD, Blackwattle Bay, Barangaroo and popular universities make Abbie’s Lane a very appealing location for both owner occupiers and savvy investors.

“There is a limited number of new apartment projects in the suburb, ensuring Abbie’s Lane is ideally positioned in the marketplace.

"Conveniently located on the city fringe, the development’s high-quality apartment offering complimented by a friendly village lifestyle will draw a wide mix of buyers.”

Abbie’s Lane apartments have been designed to take advantage of the building’s frontages capturing sunlight, summer breezes and leafy street views.

The apartments feature private courtyards, large outdoor spaces, wide frontages and a select few even have built-in fireplaces. Bathrooms will feature porcelain tiles and mosaics, Parisi tapware, basins and bathtubs. Light and dark schemes in the kitchen will be complimented by stone benchtops and a splashback, custom joinery and timber floorboards.

Situated on 1,765 sqm, Abbie’s Lane is next door to the Annandale Hotel, Annandale Public School is a short 700 metre walk, while Annandale Village is within 950 metres. Sydney University, the University of Technology Sydney and RPA Hospital are all within 2.8 kilometres.

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is the Editor in Chief at, managing Urban's editorial team and creating the largest news cycle for the off the plan property market in the country. Joel has been writing about residential real estate for nearly a decade, following a degree in Business Management with a major in Journalism at Leeds Beckett University in England. He specializes in off the plan apartments, and has a particular interest in the development application process for new projects.

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