Sky Broadwater, a Community on Broadwater Parklands

Sky Broadwater

Developer gets the right mix in luxury Southport apartments

Ask a resident in a luxury apartment complex on Marine Parade in Southport what they love about their home and you can expect the first response to be the view. And why not, if ‘home’ is Sky Broadwater, looking right out over Broadwater Parklands and the Spit beyond.

What you might not expect in relation to a complex with 279 apartments across three buildings, one of which has 35 floors – and where all apartments are available for rent – are words like ‘community’ and ‘belonging’.

This, however, is Sky Broadwater’s appeal for residential tenants, Steve and Yvonne Raschilla, who moved into their two-bedroom apartment overlooking the Parklands and water in March this year.

When the couple were unexpectedly required to relocate from the older-style Marine Parade apartment they had rented for nine years, a friend suggested they look at the brand-new construction, Sky Broadwater.

For the Raschillas, it was as much about what they felt as what they saw.

“We loved it the moment we saw it, but it was the welcoming feel that was remarkable.

“We saw the building when it was so new there weren’t many occupied apartments, but it already had a homey feeling about it, which was amazing for such a large complex. We’ve only been here two months, but it feels like it has always been home.”

Other features that the Raschillas rate very highly are the layout of the bright and airy apartment and the location.

“We walk to everywhere from here, and when the grandchildren are able to visit, the Parklands will be brilliant. They can’t wait. They are always asking us to turn the phone around so they can see the view.

“Even moving in was made very easy for us by the people here at Sky Broadwater. We like that one person owns the entire building. It makes us feel secure because we think we can be here forever.”

Developer Philip Usher says getting the right mix for Sky Broadwater was party physical and partly emotional.

The mix of 279 apartments sits comfortably on a site with ample open spaces. Rather than penthouses, there are 20 sky homes facing the water.

“The concept of a luxury apartment-style residential rental community had to deliver on the emotional side, which is why we included pet-friendly apartments in the mix, apartments with dimensions and storage capacities of a house, wide hallways, and multiple areas indoors and out where the community can enjoy getting together. Furthermore, we allowed residents to personalize their homes,” he said.

When a family homes in on the $150,000-plus playground, the pet owners head over the road to Fisherman’s Lawn, and the young professionals and the retirees take in the view from their respective balconies after their gym workouts or swim in the pool, Mr. Usher is right in thinking he has the mix right.

And giving the last word to Yvonne Raschilla, “The sense of community and belonging, plus the facilities, the team, and the apartment itself, all rate Sky Broadwater above anything else we saw. We call this our ‘always’ home!”

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