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North Perth WA: 5 'apartments'

Discussion in 'Development' started by Westminster, 25th Jun, 2015.

  1. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    It seems I don't have a thread on this - part of my world domination of City of Vincent

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    Will update with details soon :p

    Basic facts
    Where:
    North Perth WA
    What: 787sqm block zoned R40
    How Much: $950k for the site, estimated $1.3m for the construction
    When: Oct 2014
    Plan: 5 x two storey 'apartments'. These are technical apartments as there is some overlap between the units but they are essentially townhouse in style. 3 are 2 bedders, 2 are one bedders. This allows 5 smaller dwellings on the block rather than a triplex.
     
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  2. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy Well-Known Member

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    Has CoV offered you a desk in their TP offices? It would save a lot of travel time ;)
     
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  3. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    CoV and I aren't on best of terms at the moment. I will update the other thread BUT I'm taking them to SAT again.:confused:
    I've decided to move into my Builder's office instead :)
     
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    stumpie Well-Known Member

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    I like this style of apartments it looks like a 'townhouse' rather than a 'flat'.

    Question for you… the construction cost of 1.3m does this include site works and full turn key finishing?
     
  5. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I like this too and it's a little bit cheeky as it's the best of both worlds via a loophole that will most likely close this year.

    The pricing is my own estimate and so has a +10% contingency buffer over that but yes I am hoping to have the whole construction process in at $1.3-1.4
     
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  6. Aaron Sice

    Aaron Sice Well-Known Member

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    ...a loophole that Vincent have been almost "offering" as a gimme!
     
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    nice looking units, who's the architect?
     
  8. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    It's the designer at my builder, he is really good.

    Here is some more pictures

    North light penetration via Clerestory windows in skillion roof and pop out sections on first floor
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  9. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    This site has been to DAC and hopefully will get design excellence next week then onto the rest of the DA process.

    There is a 3m road widening easement along the front (which is why the fence is set back) which caused much grief during the buying process but ended up with a discount for it so it was ok. The site has a number of mature trees along that side which we'll be retaining as they are beautiful jacarandas.
     
  10. Skuttles

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    I can attest that the Town of Cambridge Councillors dont feel this way :(
     
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  11. LifesGood

    LifesGood Home Building & Development Consultant Business Member

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    @Westminster thanks for all the info. I noticed that you have a few developments on the go at the moment. Really looking forward to following your progress.
     
  12. Aaron Sice

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    But Westie . ... greedy developers just want to clear blocks and fell beautiful trees. They add no 'value' surely?

    You mean you're going to get rid of them right? I must have misinterpreted what you wrote there. I'm confused....
     
  13. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    It's such a shame, I know.
     
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    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    :p:p
    It's all part of my greedy developer plan to keep the trees then try and register them as significant trees so that the road widening can't happen or something like that. Mwahahahaha

    In all seriousness they are very useful trees providing shade on the western side, a pleasant vista from the balconies and stop Skuttles perving on the people living there.
     
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  15. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @Westminster looking forward to see end product!!!

    Who is going to be first, road or development??
     
  16. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    The development will be first. The road widening reservation has been on the block since the late 1950s when the road was earmarked as a possible major road. We have the choice to cede the reservation portion at development or create a separate strata lot for it and keep it until it is needed by Main Roads Dept. We'll be creating a strata lot for it so that it remains part of the site until/if it is needed.
     
  17. Catalyst

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    Beautiful designs, Myf. Amazing how you can fit in 5 in that block size!
     
  18. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I'll put the plans up next week so you can see, they are very compact and small. I'm a big fan of providing diversity in housing for people that don't need/want traditional housing. This is at first glance a very traditional triplex block but 'everyone' builds triplexes and I like to do things differently.
     
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  19. devank

    devank Look, lets just get on with this, ok? Premium Member

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    You are simply amazing! There aren't many people who are talented and super nice like you!
     
  20. Catalyst

    Catalyst Well-Known Member

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    Myf,

    Have you always been that creative, even when you first started off? Could you visualise your end product when looking at a block of land? Do you research the types of properties common in an area, then buy a block? Or buy a block then research the gaps in the market, then develop the idea for the block?

    Very intriguing