Community vibes and green space in Kiara at Narrabundah

Sharon Kelley 4 June 2020
Kiara in Narrabundah.

Kiara in Narrabundah (artist’s impression). Images: Supplied.

A stunning collection of new homes is coming to Narrabundah in a prime location, at the end of Stuart Street. Developed by the respected Amalgamated Property Group (APG) in a collaboration of DBI Architecture and Milin Builders, the homes are designed and built by the same team that recently completed the highly sought-after Ivy in Woden.

Kiara will be a mix of townhouses and apartments, with genuinely beautiful gardens, views of the bush capital, and a feeling of calmness and security which only gardens and good neighbours can provide. The residences will be spacious, comfortable, personal and inspiring homes connected by the central village green.

The developer ‘s intention is to deliver a harmonious residential and community place to promote happiness and wellbeing. The team used architectural foundations such as solar orientation, proper relationships between private and public spaces, connectivity through landscape, wayfinding, and a quality range of homes that will appeal to a diverse range of homeowners when they designed the project.

And I think they may have achieved their aim extremely well.

Narrabundah is known as the ‘garden suburb’, one which has neighbourhood character and charm, and Kiara celebrates this and brings to the area a residential destination that will grow the community, and encourage spaces for new homeowners to ‘love where they live’. APG researched the community, and the character of Narrabundah, ensuring the development would blend in and sit comfortably both in the landscape and in the current community.

APG focussed on delivering homes with floorplans larger than many others you may find on the market, and private open space that is functional and useable. Currently selling off-the-plan there are homes ranging from 1 to 3-bedroom apartments and 3 to 4-bedroom townhouses.

The people expected to buy at the project come from all backgrounds, from first home buyers to investors and family members who want to live near one another. The development will also appeal to downsizers, who may want to maximise space without compromising their privacy, parking or style, with three-bedroom, two-living room floorplans with double car garages available.

The family togetherness within a community appeals to families with grown-up kids too, and Independent Sales Agent Nicholas Jacob says it’s not uncommon for adult children and their parents to buy in the same project.

“The design of Kiara is similar to Amaya in Griffith, which is one of the most prestigious developments in Canberra with much of the landscaping design and low rise principles very close in character to Kiara,” said Nicholas.

“We often have family members buying multiple homes within APG developments,” he said.

“At Kiara, we have already had siblings buy different homes within the development and buyers referring their parents to some of our larger, downsizer floorplans, whether that be a spacious 150 square metre 3-bedroom unit or 160 square metre 4-bedroom townhouse.”

The amenities at Kiara are attractive, with every townhouse and apartment having either a balcony or a courtyard, and access to the glass-enclosed gymnasium, central village green, bicycle parking, and landscaped park areas. Kiara backs onto the Jerrabomberra Oval with pedestrian access to it and, while most are oriented for the view across to the parliamentary triangle and Black Mountain, the view across the oval is also going to be very appealing.

The apartments and townhouses will have thoughtful kitchen layouts with Bosch kitchen appliances, externally ducted range hoods, stone benchtops and splashbacks, soft-close cupboards and doors, and high-quality fixtures.

The sense of peace and quiet will be enhanced by double glazing throughout, and townhouses and 3-bedroom apartments will have ducted heating and cooling with under-tile heating in the bathrooms and ensuites. There will be a variety of optional upgrades available to buyers.

In my view, all of that translates into warm homes built around village greens, set back from the verge and surrounded by gardens and green space, parks and trees, with a sense of community built and strengthened by interactions outdoors, combined with indoor space to entertain or withdraw to an island of calm.

The Kiara display suite is open this weekend at 39 McIntyre St Narrabundah, and you can take a virtual tour online. You can view the townhouses and apartments at Kiara, or view the latest hot property listings on Zango.

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