Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, there was a boutique development of just 20 two and three-bedroom apartments called Alberi.
Named after the Italian word for “tree”, Alberi was inspired by the quiet, leafy setting surrounding the development, particularly the mature trees that would feature among its central courtyard.
Designed by reputable local architecture firm, Turco and Associates and developed and built by award-winning Monarch Building Solutions, the complex is a striking architectural statement in modern suburban living.
Externally, it features materials chosen for their durability and functionality. This includes a concrete facade and metal cladding, paired with a Colorbond roof.
Internally it boasts spacious living areas adorned in light, well-proportioned bedrooms, and modern fittings and fixtures throughout.
“The developer is committed to creating something that buyers can be proud of for years to come,” says agent Justin Ingram of McGrath Estate Agents Dickson Projects.
Each residence features a sun-kissed terrace or balcony, devised with entertaining in mind.
For the cooks of the household, a kitchen with ample storage, stone surfaces and SMEG appliances should prove perfect.
For those who prefer to stay out of the kitchen, Alberi’s location boasts some of the best food delivery options in Canberra.
This is due to its proximity to the Dickson and Braddon dining districts, which house some of the best restaurants in Canberra.
“The architecture is like nothing in Canberra that I can recall. The style is very Double Bay,” says Ingram.
It’s hard to justify hours spent in the kitchen when you know you can have some of Canberra’s best dumplings delivered to your door within minutes.
Alternatively, if a night out is on the cards, these eateries are within walking distance, as is a light rail stop to make your journey that much easier.
On the ground floor of Alberi is a commercial space that looks set to house a cafe – a welcomed convenience on a weekday when setting off to work, and a luxury on a weekend for those who enjoy a leisurely brunch (and in this city, who doesn’t?).
The Knox cafe is also just across the road at the Watson shops, serving all-day breakfast and freshly baked treats daily and hosting live music from local talent every Thursday night.
“Alberi will appeal to the first-home buyer that wants to live in a vibrant location, close to cafes and shops, but don’t want to live in a big development,” says Ingram.
“It will also suit downsizers as it has lift access and is close to the Watson shops and the bus stop.”
Expected completion is mid to late-2021.
Agent: McGrath Estate Agents Dickson Projects, Justin Ingram 0431 116 399