First look: Alton Property Group to create Neutral Bay apartment development

Set to comprise a mix of four one-bedroom, 17 two-bedroom and 19 three-bedroom apartments, the development aims to keep with the demand in the marketplace, which is predominantly for owner occupiers looking for two and three-bedroom spaces.

First look: Alton Property Group to create Neutral Bay apartment development
The proposed development at 4-14 Merlin Street in Neutral Bay. Image credit: A+ Design Group

Alton Property Group have amalgamated a massive nine lot site in the heart of the exclusive Neutral Bay on Sydney's Lower North Shore, with plans to create a 40-apartment development.

Designed by A+ Design Group at 4-14 Merlin Street, the proposal involves alterations and additions to an existing nine-storey residential building, demolition of existing dwellings on six lots, and the construction of a four-storey residential flat development with a rooftop communal open space and residential amenities on the ground floor.

“The scale of the buildings has been carefully modulated in bulk, height, landscaped area and spatial separation controls to represent an expression of the desired character in the locality,” A+ Design Group Architect, Tony Leung, noted in their submission.

First look: Alton Property Group to create Neutral Bay apartment development
A render of the proposed development at 4-14 Merlin St, Neutral Bay. Image credit" A+ Design Group. 

Set to comprise a mix of four one-bedroom, 17 two-bedroom and 19 three-bedroom apartments, the development aims to keep with the demand in the marketplace, which is predominantly for owner occupiers looking for two and three-bedroom spaces.

The planning and arrangement of the apartments have been designed to maximise solar access, natural ventilation and daylight with a focus on blending the inside to the out.

“The proposal contains an appropriate composition of building and landscape elements, textures, materials and colours to reflect the positive elements of the existing neighbourhood,” Leung added.

“We’ve intended to achieve a clean modern aesthetic through a selected palette of materials, as well as the articulation of the building mass.”

First look: Alton Property Group to create Neutral Bay apartment development
A render of the proposed development at 4-14 Merlin St, Neutral Bay. Image credit" A+ Design Group. 

A number of canopy trees will feature around the perimeter of the site, with planting along the street frontages providing privacy and a softening to the built forms, as well as planting along the western boundary creating a buffer from the Warringah Freeway.

“The proposed landscape design is an integral part of the overall design intent”, said Leung, with over 1,191 sqm of the site dedicated to green and open spaces.

Alison Warters

Alison Warters

Alison Warters is a property journalist for Urban, based in Sydney. Alison is especially interested in the evolution of the New Build/Development space, when it comes to design innovation and sustainability.

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