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Steps from public transport, a high-quality, low-maintenance lifestyle awaits residents of Lindfield Apartments
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Exterior view of the Lindfield Apartments which were developed by Arkbuilt and feature masonry and block work and balconies with glass balustrades.

Empty nesters often consider downsizing into an apartment to be the next logical step in their lives, but are reluctant to give up the individuality of a stand-alone house. However, some developments provide opportunities for personalisation.

Owners at Lindfield Apartments can adapt the floor plans and finishes to meet their needs, says principal and architect Wally Zagoridis. He developed the complex with partner Robert Moss, through their company, Arkibuilt.

"Lindfield Apartments demolishes the myth that every unit is the same. We have ensured each owner has unprecedented choice in layout, design and finishes for their apartment," Zagoridis says.

Within the footprint of each apartment, there is infinite flexibility, he says. Owners can move walls and specify features that appeal to them, such as a fireplace. Equally, they are not compelled to retain elements they don't need.

Once owners start designing their units, they have a deeper attachment than they otherwise would, because they've put so much of themselves into them, Zagoridis says.

Lindfield Apartments is being built in stages. The 41 units of stage one have all sold out through good word of mouth about the high quality of the project. The second stage of construction has now commenced.

The three-building complex aims to appeal to people ready to downsize from a large, high-maintenance home into a smaller, easy-care dwelling. To provide a comfortable transition for those who miss their gardens, the complex is built around a courtyard with lawns and water features. Scattered seating offers places to relax and encourages a sense of community.

"The central courtyard has a village green feel. Neighbours have the opportunity to meet each other while enjoying the grounds," Zagoridis says. "This is more than an apartment development it's an environment."

Zagoridis and Moss chose natural materials to enhance the exterior of the complex and to fit within the context of its heritage surroundings. Brickwork and Sydney sandstone decorate the facade, along with zinc and copper cladding. The metals will mellow and change colour as they age, adding visual interest to the building.

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View of an apartment kitchen at the Lindfield Apartments which were developed by Arkbuilt and feature Miele appliances, benchtops, cabinetry and stools.

Entry to the complex will be secure and the buildings incorporate a C-Bus system to control the lighting in every apartment.

A sense of spaciousness and comfort prevails throughout the development. Internal doors in all the apartments are 2.3m high, and penthouse ceilings soar to 3.6m. Upmarket Miele appliances feature in the kitchens, and each apartment has a balcony for alfresco dining, shaded by motorised retractable awnings.

For further details, contact Arkibuilt, 50 Wayne Avenue, Lugarno, NSW 2210, phone (02) 9584 3771, fax (02) 9596 2534. Alternatively, visit the website:

Builder/developer: Arkibuilt, Lugarno, NSW, phone (02) 9584 3771. Email: Website:

Sandstone: Francis & Sons Stonemasons, phone 0412 444 223. Email:

Timber doors, windows: Stegbar Lansvale Windows, Lansvale, NSW, phone (02) 9794 5200

Kitchen appliances: Miele, Frenchs Forest, NSW, phone (02) 8977 4200

Benchtops: essa stone, phone 132 136. Website:

Benchtop, vanity fabrication: Form-Rite Co, Padstow, NSW, phone (02) 9792 6600. Website:

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View of apartment living area at the Lindfield Apartments which were developed by Arkbuilt and feature furnishings, television.

Underfloor heating, heated towel rails: Warmtech Heating Systems, Cherrybrook, NSW. Email:

Extendable awnings: Viva Sunscreens, St Leonards, NSW. Email:

Frameless shower screens, built-in wardrobes: Stegbar Moorebank, Moorebank, NSW, phone (02) 8778 1111

Zinc, copper cladding: Architectural Roofing & Wall Cladding, Hornsby, NSW. Email:

Internal roller blinds: Homecare Window Decor t/a Citishade, Leichhardt, NSW. Email:

Locks, door furniture: Corinthian Industries Australia Pty Ltd, St Marys, NSW, phone (02) 9673 7100

Gainsborough Architectural Hardware, phone 131418

Jul 21, 2009
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