SK2 Property lodge plans for luxury apartments on Albatross Avenue in Mermaid Beach

Designed by the local architecture firm BDA Architecture, the proposed development comprises six luxury apartments

SK2 Property lodge plans for luxury apartments on Albatross Avenue in Mermaid Beach
The proposed development on Albatross Avenue. Image credit: BDA Architecture

Mermaid Beach's exclusive street, Albatross Avenue, is set for a luxury new boutique apartment project.

SK2 Property, headed by Founder and Director Stuart Kirk, have lodged plans for a three-storey development at 33 Albatross Avenue.

Designed by the local architecture firm BDA Architecture, the proposed development comprises six luxury apartments, configured by a single unit at ground floor, two units per floor for levels one and two, and a single penthouse spread between level three and the rooftop.

Giving attention to the preservation and enhancement of the character of the neighbourhood, the designs embrace sub-tropical design objectives, delivering a residential building of a contemporary, minimalist coastal form and character. Responding to the beachfront location, each apartment follows open-plan living flowing out to the private balconies.

This design outcome not only optimises views toward the adjacent beach, but also accommodates the private residential bedrooms to be within the rear section of the floorplate.

The ground floor apartments are all three-bedrooms, featuring ensuites and walk-in-robes, as well as an outdoor living area and access to the communal areas on the southern side of the site.

SK2 Property lodge plans for luxury apartments on Albatross Avenue in Mermaid Beach

Levels one and two house four-bedroom apartments, all with walk-in-robes and ensuites, study nooks, a laundry and drying area, and a powder room. The main indoor living and dining areas occupy the eastern part of the floor plate and lead directly onto a 20 sqm balcony, optimising access to natural daylight and the sea breeze.

Level three of the proposed development accommodates the penthouse, comprising of three-bedrooms and an office, as well as walk-in-robes and ensuites. A living area, laundry, storage, study, bar and reception area is also included, with the main living area leading directly onto a 32 sqm north-facing balcony. The southern balcony adjoins the master-bedroom, spanning 12 sqm.

The communal recreation space is placed on the ground floor, where there's a gym and meeting room adjoining the entry, along with a pool and communal lawn located on the north-eastern corner of the site, adjoining the beachfront.

The roof terrace consists of private open space for the exclusive use of the level-three penthouse below, as well as a lawn area, seating, a powder room, barbecue facilities, a spa and a pool overlooking the beach.

The built form provides comfort and functionality to the residents while creating a visually appealing interaction with the streetscape and immediate surrounds, which is made up of a range of two to seven-storey buildings.

“The high quality built form will be a positive architectural contribution to the streetscape character of Albatross Avenue,” BDA noted in their design statement submitted to the Gold Coast City Council.

The architectural design is complemented by landscaping from LEAD Design Group, creating attractive and usable outdoor spaces within the development, as well as a high-quality and desirable interface with the street frontages and neighbouring property boundaries.

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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