A new apartment development at Shepherds Bay will offer waterfront living to Sydneysiders without the hefty price tag.
Until now, apartments close to the Sydney CBD with stunning waterfront views have been the domain of the rich and famous. Unless you earned a seven-figure sum – or won the lottery – a home with water views close to the heart of Sydney was something to dream about.
But an ambitious development just 20 minutes from the CBD is turning that dream into a reality.
Creating a waterside community
The Harvard apartments by CBRE sit on the foreshore at Shepherds Bay in Meadowbank and are part of a new and vibrant area that makes the most of enviable views and outdoor living.
“Inspired by the beauty of Sydney’s vast waterways, Shepherds Bay is an idyllic new waterside village that welcomes community and enhances the environment,” says developer, Sarkis Nassif.
“The location – 20 minutes to Sydney CBD and 15 minutes to Parramatta – makes this perfect for everyone. Residents, workers and students are able to access the nearby train, bus or ferry wharf for transport. Shopping is taken care of with nearby Rhodes or Top Ryde shopping centres, and easy access to the M2 and M4 motorways mean this location puts greater Sydney within easy reach, too.”
Affordability meets lifestyle
Set on the Parramatta River, the Harvard development is part of the rejuvenation of Shepherds Bay. Once an area of factories and light industry, today it is filled with lush parks, gardens, bike and walking trails and a network of bridges that link the bustling community.
With the location in mind, one of the stand-out features of the apartments is the lower than expected price tag.
Data from realestate.com.au shows median unit prices in nearby waterfront locations can range from $594k in Meadowbank and $720k in Ermington to $860k in Rhodes.
Shepherds Bay delivers waterfront living for under $600k. But affordability doesn’t sacrifice quality.
The thoughtful design doesn’t compromise on quality.
Every convenience on your doorstep
The thoughtfully-designed apartments are in a great location and offer plenty of amenities. Think alfresco cafes and restaurants with plenty of outdoor dining that take advantage of the picture-perfect location, a masterplanned shopping centre and fresh food outlets for healthy eating.
Sydney Olympic Park is in easy reach, Macquarie University is close by and some of Sydney’s most desirable schools are in the Shepherds Bay vicinity.
“Premier local schools are a major drawcard with St Patrick’s College, Santa Sabina and Trinity Grammar Preparatory nearby,” confirms Sarkis.
View from the top
Adding to the enviable location is the design of the apartments. Modern and bright, they come with generously-sized balconies that allow residents to soak up the surrounding views all-year round. When you want to enjoy the views from on high, a spacious roof garden is also available.
“The apartments at Shepherds Bay enjoy indoor-outdoor living and resort-style gardens and residences range from garden and corner apartments to double height mezzanine homes,” says Sarkis.
The generous size balconies make the most of the views year round.Apartments include one-bedrooms with a study that have been a popular choice for first home buyers, two-bedroom homes, and three-bedroom apartments for empty nesters who still want plenty of space. Ducted heating and air conditioning keep homes at the right temperature all-year round and apartments have lift access and secure car parking.
Kitchens include island benches, Smeg appliances, quality cabinetry and floor coverings.
“From the inspiring waterfront setting to the stylish contemporary interiors, Shepherds Bay’s outstanding collection of apartment buildings offer waterfront living at its best,” says Sarkis.
For any Sydneysider who’s dreamed of the day when they can call a waterside apartment home, that day may have finally arrived.
All renders supplied courtesy of Holdmark.