Life & Style

LUME is setting a new benchmark for apartment living in Newcastle

Curiosity has been building along the western end of Honeysuckle Drive as locals have been patiently waiting for the unveiling of Newcastle’s newest and perhaps, most spectacular apartment offering to date. The recent removal of the scaffolding has revealed a sparkling turquoise and white gem, perched right beside our bustling harbour.

Welcome to Lume - Honeysuckle’s newest residential development that’s setting a new benchmark for apartment living in Newcastle.

The exterior is striking. A triptych of architectural splendour that shines brightly against the backdrop of Newcastle’s industrial past and celebrates our creative and prosperous future. The white bagged brick cladding is a nod to domesticity, whilst the turquoise glazed brick mirrors the shimmering water of the harbour.

Consisting of 154 apartments and ten two-storey townhouses, the entire development sold off the plan within one week of going on the market. Now nearing completion, the lucky owners are gearing up to move in and conducting their final inspections.

Chris Chapman, Director of Residential Project Marketing at Colliers tells me, “We have literally had ladies walk through for their final inspections, and break down in tears because of how ecstatic they were at the quality of the finishes.”

This is apartment living reimagined. The softness and curves of our coastline are faithfully represented throughout both the exterior and interior of the design. Curves have been introduced in the building’s geometry, including the interior walls, fixtures and the stone benchtops. The main lobby makes an impressive first impression, set up to house a concierge to take extra special care of the residents.

If you’re kicking yourself for not jumping on board for the initial release, it’s not too late to join this prestigious development. Property developers, Dome, have held one final 4 bedroom apartment back for sale and it is spectacular. Showcasing a dual frontage, with a light filled north facing open plan living area, it’s hard to tear yourself away from the view that stretches across the harbour, to Nobbys and beyond.

The apartment features floating wooden floors with luxurious wide planks and plush carpeted bedrooms. The exceptionally high standard of the fitout is evident in the kitchen with fully integrated fridge/freezer, Miele appliances and 90cm cooktop. Fitting the prestige of the property, the master bedroom features a dressing room and luxury ensuite with floor to ceiling tiles.

The architects have taken every opportunity to maximise natural light, with windows added in unexpected nooks and white, curved walls that cleverly bounce light around the space. Oh, and did I mention the storage? Full height cabinetry throughout provides ample room to stow away your belongings. The secure parking underneath also features generously sized lock-up storage rooms, as opposed to the traditional cages you find in most apartment complexes.

The Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation will be taking possession of the land in front of Lume next week and spending $4m on parklands with the addition of family friendly play areas, shade structures and barbecues.

Chris adds, “The public domain will be unbelievable. Eventually you’ll be able to walk all the way from the mangroves in Carrington all the way around to Merewether. There will be about 12km of incredible public promenades with the water right next to you the whole time.”

Chris is so enamoured with Lume that he has put his money where his mouth is. Not only has he bought his own apartment, but his son has also jumped on board with his own investment. “This will be the epitome of Newcastle living. It doesn’t get any better than this” enthuses Chris.

Colliers are seeking offers over $2.4m for the final apartment just released by Dome. For further information, contact Chris Chapman on 0412 955 215.