Grand Reve: The pristine home collection appealing to first home buyers in the Hills

Published by Domain
▲ 7 May 2021


French for “great dream”, Grand Reve is becoming a reality in north-west Sydney.

The eye-catching collection of nearly 200 high-end apartments in the Hills district is designed by acclaimed practice Turner Studio. Two towers, rising 12 and 16 storeys, are set above a podium base with a brick facade softened by lush landscaping by Arcadia Landscape Architecture.

The impressive range of residences, from studios to spacious three-bedroom sky-homes and split-level townhouse-style apartments, has drawn interest from first-home buyers, young professionals, families and downsizers. 

▲ 8 and 18 Garthowen Crescent, Castle Hill. Photo: Supplied

Adam Sparkes, associate director at McGrath Projects, says the project by developer Kassis Homes has also attracted the attention of investors, who are starting to return to the off-the-plan apartment market in greater numbers.

“There’s such a variety to choose from, with some really large studios priced at $560,000 and $575,000 as well as some residences with their own private garden entry that have been appealing to first-home buyers,” Sparkes says.

The largest one-bedroom apartment is 115 square metres in total, including a 51-square-metre private garden entrance.

“For first-home buyers, they can buy now with a 10 per cent deposit. It’s almost ‘set and forget’, with a two-year timeframe for completion.”

▲ 8 and 18 Garthowen Crescent, Castle Hill. Photo: Supplied

Turner Studio took inspiration for the apartment interiors from the lightness of clouds and the building’s curves. Renders reveal rounded accents in the joinery, glamorous spherical wall sconces and sheer curtains over black-framed windows. Strata levies are kept low by limiting communal areas to a selection of beautifully landscaped spaces. A concierge will operate 12 hours a day. About a quarter of the homes in the initial release have sold. Many of the early buyers already live in the Hills district. 

Grand Reve is five minutes’ walk from Castle Towers Shopping Centre and about 30 kilometres north-west of the Sydney CBD. Castle Hill has a train station on the Chatswood to Rouse Hill line, which will eventually link with the wider Sydney Metro network. 

▲This article was originally published by Domain on 7 May 2021. Click here to view the original article.

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