Koichi Takada back with new luxury Burleigh Heads apartment development

Takada has designed only a handful of apartment projects on the Gold Coast, all of which have been in Burleigh Heads and for award-winning developer FORME
The proposed tower on The Esplanade. Image credit: Koichi Takada Architects
Joel Robinson July 5, 20220 min read

Koichi Takada is back on the Burleigh beachfront.

He's drawn up designs to the latest apartment tower to be filed with the Gold Coast City Council at 216 Esplanade, a prime spot across the road from the sand, and on the same strip as one of his few Gold Coast developments, SEA by prominent Burleigh Heads developer FORME.

Dubbed Palms, it will be another high-end boutique development on the beach, with just 28 half and full-floor apartments proposed across a 17-level tower. 

The three-bed apartments, 23 of them, will start from 205 sqm internally, and the five four-bedroom apartments start from 411 sqm of living space across a full floor. They will have a butler's pantry in the kitchen, a second living space/rumpus room, and high-end wine storage.

The tower will be crowned with two two-level penthouses, with the 295 sqm half floor apartments on level one, with level two set to home a huge master suite, an outdoor dining terrace with built-in barbecue kitchen, a sun deck, and a private plunge pool.

The resident amenity is located on the second level, where there will be a resort-style pool with ice bath, hot tub, two saunas, and an outdoor shower. A lounge zone will meet a barbecue space, and toward the rear of the building is a gym with an outdoor space, and a yoga studio. A three-bedroom apartment is also located on this level, with its own plunge pool in a wrap around garden.

Takada says the development is inspired by its natural surroundings.

"216 The Esplanade is designed in homage to the coastal locale, with a sculptural form evocative of ocean waves and composed of materials that reference nature and the lifestyle aspect of Burleigh Heads," Takada wrote in the design statement in the development application.

"The distinctive design of the building and its sculptural features are intended to position the building as a landmark in this visually prominent location and in turn as a catalyst to encourage higher quality development ion the adjoining area.

Takada has designed only a handful of apartment projects on the Gold Coast, all of which have been in Burleigh Heads and for developer FORME. Norfolk, the recently completed development by FORME and Takada, has won multiple awards and has become a design icon on an international level.

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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