Inside the nature-inspired Castle Island residences

Inside the nature-inspired Castle Island residences
Render inside one of the Castle Island apartments
Alison Warters March 12, 2023

The Castle Hill Showground is undergoing a major transformation.

The new precinct will create a $1 billion destination town centre, linking into the world class Sydney Metro, with the Showground Station, along with the various cultural offerings penned, upon completion.

Hong Kong headquartered, KWG Group are one of the first developers to take to the burgeoning area, with a $300 million residential project currently under construction.

Castle Island will be located in the heart of the Showground precinct, designed to be a tranquil sanctuary amongst the urban revitalisation. 

A team of international architects and designers have collaborated to deliver the project, with Sydney locals Giles Tribe Architects and Urbis collaborating with DLN from Hong Kong and Glyph Studio from Canada for the first stage of the development. 

Crafted to be more generous than the standard Sydney apartment offering, the light filled living spaces connect seamlessly with expansive alfresco spaces, merging indoor and outdoor living. 

"One of an unique features at Castle Island is the privacy it offers to our residences. Most of the apartments only have two neighbours in one floor, with two lifts servicing three units per floor," KWG say. 

The corner units are oversized, offering three-aspects of views which bring in an abundance of natural light.

Pitched toward both the downsizer and family market, these apartments create a sense of house-like living, with ample space for every type of lifestyle. 

Apartments are fitted out with engineered timber floors, grounding each of the homes in nature, while the adjoining spaces invite the lush verdant landscaping of Castle Island. 

“The warm, natural styling creates a feeling of wellbeing and offers the perfect canvas for owners to create their own individual worlds. Something that reflects their personal tastes and lifestyle.”

Inspired by native flora surrounding Castle Island, layered shades of grey, bronze, and charcoal feature in the living spaces, enlivened by the day’s changing light. 

Each of the apartments can be coloured in a choice between two palettes, Woodland and Forest Floor. 

Woodland features pale oak-inspired timbers, paired with stone grey Caesarstone benchtops and brushed bronze accents, while Forest Floor incorporates a contrasting mood, with creamy marble-look Caesarstone, black wenge cabinetry and on-trend matt black tapware.

“The interior design aims to evoke a sense of natural luxury with the materials and finishes carefully curated to produce a feeling of warmth, comfort and elegance in the residences.”

“Throughout the homes, there’s a feeling of tranquility with the use of natural materials and textures bringing a relaxed and uncomplicated feel to the free-flowing spaces.”

The well-appointed kitchens are designed for entertaining, boasting stone benchtops that feature a unique, fluted panel design that wraps around the central island, while black ceramic Miele appliances and a pull-out pantry deliver form and function.

Spacious built-in wardrobes feature within the bedrooms, further complemented by plush carpet in either Alpine or Grey Dew. 

Alongside the bedrooms, the bathrooms and ensuites deliver stylish havens in which to unwind. 

Contemporary large-format tiles wrap across the walls and floors, adding to the sense of luxury with select master suites featuring a free-standing bath as a centrepiece.

Completing the bathrooms, with a hotel-inspired design, is Kohler tapware along with dual showerheads.  

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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