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Illume with a view has elegance to match its Griffith location

Wendy Johnson 28 January 2020
Illime exterior

Illume is a boutique collection of units celebrating light, location and lifestyle. Images: Independent Project Marketing.

Light. Location. Lifestyle.

Illume, the latest release in highly desirable Griffith, has a timeless, beautiful and clever design that takes this Inner South development to a new level.

This boutique collection of units celebrates an airy sense of expansiveness and outdoor living on generous balconies and courtyards.

Wayne Harriden, Executive Director, Independent Project Marketing, says the development includes a total of 63 one, two and three-bedroom apartments as well as “grand residences”, making Illume attractive to live-in owners, downsizers and investors.

Illume from afar

Illume is in an enviable location in the Inner South.

“Illume is fantastic for owners, including a younger demographic who want something of a higher standard with ample space that is close to the action,” says Wayne. “Downsizers are attracted to the single level, the views, the northerly orientation, the design and the convenience of a ‘lock-up and leave’ lifestyle. Investors are driven by location, overall quality of the design and build, and the great return on investment.”

Designed by multiple award-winning Cox Architecture, a design-focused contemporary architectural practice with studios located in every major Australian city and a history spanning 60 years, Illume embraces light as a design element, interpreting its many moods as the seasons change. Each residence is bathed in natural light, inspiring ‘Illume’, the project name.

Illume kitchen

Ultra-modern and light-filled interiors add to the elegance of Illume.

Bisa Property is the Canberra property development business behind Illume, bringing almost 50 years of development and construction experience across the full property spectrum.

“Illume is a beautiful piece of architecture,” says Managing Director Dan Bisa. “We’ve put something really special on the block of land and owners won’t be disappointed.”

“This isn’t about living in a box,” continues Dan. “It’s about being in a special place, in a special location surrounded by gorgeous trees and parks. The apartments are bigger than usual and there’s lots of light and glass.”

View from bedroom

Illume apartments are larger than usual and feature lots of light and glass.

Sally Hieatt — an award-winning, Canberra-based interior designer known for her creativity and attention to detail — says Illume’s light-filled interiors provide uncommonly spacious living areas and bedrooms, with curved detailing occasionally echoing the building’s sculptural forms and timber flooring to all living areas.

“Finishes and fittings, have been carefully curated to create an ambience of refined sophistication, with each of the three colour palettes providing a canvas for residents to express their own sense of style,” says Sally.

The Grand Residences, typically more than 190 sqm each, take luxury of space to an entirely new level. These residences are grand in both title and scale, providing expansive private and entertaining areas as well as additional features, including solid stone benchtops, walk-in pantries, under-tile heating in ensuites, purpose-designed wine racks, and double lock-up garages.

Quality bathroom fittings

Illume’s ensuites and bathrooms feature exemplary design elements and inclusions (some include spectacular Parisi freestanding baths).

The attention to detail with Illume is second-to-none. Many residences have walk-in robes while bathrooms and ensuites feature full-height tiling.

Quality inclusions include Miele induction cooktop and oven, externally ducted rangehood, as well as an integrated and concealed dishwasher. The slimline Pheonix tapware in the kitchen, ensuites and bathrooms are finished in stylish brushed nickel.

Some units include a Parisi freestanding bath in gloss white.

Laundry appliances are also top quality, with Miele washing machines and heat-pump dryers, both in Lotus white.

All units feature double glazing windows and sliding doors as well as ducted heating and cooling (minimum EER 5). Storage is generous and communal parcel lockers are available.

Double-glazed windows

All units feature double-glazed windows and sliding doors, letting the outdoors in.

Illume’s location simply cannot be beaten. Located in a prestigious suburb, within walking distance of Manuka and Kingston, and close to the political heart of the nation, Griffith offers gracious tree-lined streets, a wide range of retail, cafes, bars, restaurants and all the modern conveniences residents would ever need all close by. Several schools are in the immediate area, as is a local library, post offices, major grocery stores, bookstores, upmarket shopping, dry cleaners, florists and more.

Apartments start from $470,000 and Grand Residences with offers over $1,530,000.

Visit Illume’s display suite Level 6, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston, during these times:

Monday: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm to 2.30 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 12.30pm to 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Illume Griffith.

Illume exterior

The location simply cannot be beaten. Located in a prestigious suburb, within walking distance to Manuka and Kingston, and close to the political heart of the nation.


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