A unique, architect-designed warehouse conversion in Waterloo is setting a new benchmark for inner-city apartment living, and offers a rare opportunity to buy into one of Sydney’s last inner-city suburbs undergoing major revitalisation.
Sydney-based property developers, Platino Properties, has teamed with award-winning architects Revay and Unn, to create Orbit, an edgy, contemporaryliving environment comprising 41 apartments, courtyard homes, terraces, lofts, units and home offices with separate entries.
The architects have embraced the area’s industrial history by redesigning the shell of a 1930s warehouse, as well as designing new original abodes that sit alongside the warehouse. This particular warehouse was one of the first in Sydney to have a high bay roof, allowing the architects to incorporate up to four levels into the apartment design.
The centrepiece of Orbitis the original building, which features eight courtyard houses and six live/work houses (each with their own home office with separate street access and secure car parking for two), complete with soaring ceilings, sawtooth trusses, exposed beams and much of the original brickwork. Complementing this, the newly built one- and two-bedroom apartments, nine cooper terraces and nine loft apartments create a diverse mix of dwellings in a development style unlike anything currently available in the area.
All apartments feature landscaped garden areas, designer kitchens with composite stone benchtops, stainless steel kitchen appliances, luxury bathrooms with semi-frameless shower screens and gas hot water. Orbit offers state-of-the-art security, undercover parking with intercom and key card access, a fully equipped gymnasium, and dual street access.
Tim Abbott of Platino Properties expects Orbit to appeal to young professionals, couples and singles who enjoy the lifestyle and convenience of inner-city living, and who are keen to purchase an affordable, yet unique home in a trendy, fashionable area.
According to Residex, apartment prices in Waterloo are expected to grow six to eight percent per annum over the next eight years. Apartments at Orbit are priced from $370,000 to $895,000.
Orbit, located at 235 Cope St, Waterloo, is open for inspection noon to 2pm Saturday and Sunday. Please contact Hunta Biddulph at Platino Properties on 8968 1908 for sales enquiries. See www.orbitwaterloo.com.au.

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